Posted on February 12, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
I love my book mock-ups. I love having the 3-D versions of the book and then the images in different settings. But how? Where do I get them??
Well, I have a secret source. And now, for the first time ever, I am revealing my source and giving you access. Yes, it’s an affiliate link. Yes, if you purchase through my link, I will make a bit of money. Not much, but a small referral fee. Yes, it is a GREAT tool.
Yes, it is easy to use. And Yes, you can use it for your books too!!!
I just upload my cover image and instantly, okay, almost instantly, I have over 600 different images that I can use in posts, ads, membership areas….. where ever I need them!!
Good news: you don’t need professional photographers and marketing experts to make your book stand out and increase the probability of sales by 60%.
With MockupShots, you can put your book into over 600 different settings…in only 10 seconds.
Here’s even better news: for a short time, you can grab MockupShots at a huge Valentine’s Day discount. I want you to sell your book like crazy before Hearts’ Day, so I’ve convinced my friends over at Adazing to slash $118 off MockupShots’ original price (just for you).
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I looked at other people’s mock-ups for years and wondered how they did it, until I found this tool. This made it so easy that I could suddenly create book mock-ups for my books and even can use for a group of three books.
Some of the book mock-ups are set in holiday settings expanding how they can be used.
Some are set with a person holding them, others are next to a computer, with a beautiful cup of coffee…. so many variations.
There are some I never use. Some, I love.
You get unlimited books. So, you can use them for a special report like the Repurposing Your Content eBook or for a published book. It is up to YOU.
Posted on February 9, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
What if there is a YOU underneath all the noise and busyness that is far more equipped to lead your everyday life.
When she is given the reins, everything begins to look different and change in simple, profound ways.
She has clarity, and know-how and is the expert on leading your life.
She knows how to take care of you from the inside-out.
And, when you let her lead
not a weird kind of magic,
but simply when something that wasn’t possible a minute before, becomes possible and feels nothing short of a miracle.
And, as you let her begin to make simple shifts in her approach, the way she communicates, shares her voice and ideas, and stands for her mission…it all begins to shift
and ripples to everyone around her
and before she knows it – her life and the way she leads, at last, has become a reflection of who she is on the inside AND that fuels everything she is up to on the outside.
Known for her compassionate, direct and truth-telling candor, ambitious leaders have relied on Carla for over a decade to call out their blind spots, challenge their thinking and expand their perspective. Carla believes in ditching the illusion that life will be great “someday” in the future and teaches leaders how to wake up their thinking to create and live a juicy, rich meaningful everyday life now.
Posted on February 2, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
Not all networking happens at events. Some of the most effective networking you can do happens over coffee meetings. One-on-one catch ups, whether they’re in real life or virtual, give you a chance to really connect without the distractions of being in a big crowd.
A networking meeting is more likely to be effective if it’s clear why it’s happening. Are you looking for a mentor, or a new position? Has the person been recommended to you? Maybe you’re new in town and looking to connect with peers. Do you want to establish a collaborative partnership or joint venture for your business?
If it’s a get-to-know-you meeting, it’s okay to talk about common interests like books, movies, or sports. Sometimes it is those personal interests that solidify a relationship, so don’t be shy and leave them out.
Do your research and identify leaders that you really want to connect with. Be clear about where you want to be in a year, five years’ time and seek out the people who can help you get there. Part of the point of networking is not just the people you meet, but the people they know who can help you grow your own network.
If you have changed jobs, sectors, or towns, connecting with the right people can help you hit the ground running.
If you are growing your business, know how you want to grow and identify the key people that can benefit your network. It is not all about selling, it is about building relationships. People do business with people that they — >> KNOW, LIKE and TRUST!!
A networking meeting isn’t just about what you can get out of the other person – there has to be some benefit for them too. Think about what you can offer. What are your special skills or connections? Do you have acquaintances or experiences in common? Pay the other person the respect of doing some background research so you know where they’re from, and what their career path and big projects have been.
Remember this person has made time for you in their day. Be respectful of that and keep to the agreed time (don’t be late!). Don’t hog the conversation, and make sure the meeting doesn’t go over time, unless the other person is keen to keep talking. Give them your business card, but don’t hand over your resume unless it’s requested.
Be polite during your meeting and remember to follow up within twenty-four hours with a brief email thanking them for taking time out to talk. Hand written notes are a nice touch as well and will stand out as no one is sending cards!!
If you committed to sending an article or book reference, remember to follow up. You want this first meeting to set the tone for a future meaningful relationship. If it feels appropriate you could connect on LinkedIn.
These networking tips are just a few ideas to maximize the benefits of your one-on-one networking meetings.
Posted on January 21, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
Success is more than economic gains, titles, and degrees. Planning for success is about mapping out all the aspects of your life. Similar to a map, you need to define the following details: origin, destination, vehicle, backpack, landmarks, and route.
A map has a starting point. Your origin is who you are right now. Most people when asked to introduce themselves would say, “Hi, I’m Jean and I am a 17-year old, senior high school student.” It does not tell you about who Jean is; it only tells you her present preoccupation.
To gain insights about yourself, you need to look closely at your beliefs, values, and principles aside from your economic, professional, cultural, and civil status. Moreover, you can also reflect on your experiences to give you insights on your good and not-so-good traits, skills, knowledge, strengths, and weaknesses. Upon introspection, Jean realized that she was highly motivated, generous, service-oriented, but impatient. Her inclination was in the biological-medical field. Furthermore, she believed that life must serve a purpose, and that wars were destructive to human dignity.
Now it is important that you know yourself so that you would have a clearer idea of who you want to be; and the things you want to change whether they are attitudes, habits, or points of view. If you hardly know yourself, then your vision and targets for the future would also be unclear. Your destination should cover all the aspects of your being: the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Continuing Jean’s story, after she defined her beliefs, values, and principles in life, she decided that she wanted to have a life dedicated in serving her fellow people.
A vehicle is the means by which you can reach your destination. It can be analogized to your mission or vocation in life. To a great extent, your mission would depend on what you know about yourself. Based on Jean’s self-assessment, she decided that she was suited to become a doctor, and that she wanted to become one. Her chosen vocation was a medical doctor. Describing her vision-mission fully: it was to live a life dedicated to serving her fellowmen as a doctor in conflict-areas.
Food, drinks, medicines, and other travelling necessities are contained in a bag. Applying this concept to your life map, you also bring with you certain knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These determine your competence and help you in attaining your vision. Given such, there is a need for you to assess what knowledge, skills, and attitudes you have at present and what you need to gain along the way. This two-fold assessment will give you insights on your landmarks or measures of success.
Jean realized that she needed to gain professional knowledge and skills on medicine so that she could become a doctor. She knew that she was a bit impatient with people so she realized that this was something she wanted to change.
Landmarks confirm if you are on the right track while the route determines the travel time. Thus, in planning out your life, you also need to have landmarks and a route. These landmarks are your measures of success. These measures must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Thus you cannot set two major landmarks such as earning a master’s degree and a doctorate degree within a period of three years, since the minimum number of years to complete a master’s degree is two years.
Going back to Jean as an example, she identified the following landmarks in her life map: completing a bachelor’s degree in biology by the age of 21; completing medicine by the age of 27; earning her specialization in infectious diseases by the age of 30; getting deployed in local public hospitals of their town by the age of 32; and serving as doctor in war-torn areas by the age of 35.
The purpose of your life map is to minimize hasty and spur-of-the-moment decisions that can make you lose your way. But oftentimes our plans are modified along the way due to some inconveniences, delays, and other situations beyond our control. Like on any path, there are turns, detours, and potholes thus; we must anticipate them and adjust accordingly.
When you create your vision of success and include each of these elements, then you have created a pathway to that success. It’s not just a destination but you have planned a route, with way points along the journey.
Without that vision of success — then your road map is useless. You are wandering around, discovering cool landmarks but without purpose, without intent.
This is a hands on workshop — is designed to help you reconnect to your vision. Create a new one, refine and get inspired!!
Visioning can give you the inspiration that you need to stay focused.
They don’t just happen. There is no magic but there is a REAL way to make them happen.
Posted on January 15, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
Does finding your life purpose sound a bit scary and overwhelming? Do you not even know where to start?
Maybe it’s easier to stay where you are, play safe, stay small. But there’s still that nagging feeling in the back of your mind. You could be doing something meaningful.
You could be living your best life. But how to get started?
The first step is to have a good look at what scares you about finding your life purpose. Does it feel risky? Do you feel vulnerable? What if you fail?
What if people laugh at you. If it’s any comfort, these are thoughts and worries that afflict everyone. Don’t worry you’re not alone.
Start by writing down everything that comes into your head at the thought of finding your life purpose.
Don’t filter or critique. Just write what you think. You can use the prompt ‘If I consciously live my purpose, I’m afraid that’ and see how you go.
Now take a deep breath and respond to a second question What do the scared parts of me need, to feel supported?
Everything in nature changes and grows. It is not normal to stay in the same state or position for a lifetime whether you’re an acorn, a puppy or a person.
Embrace the potential of change and personal growth.
Giving yourself permission to change and grow opens you up to limitless possibilities.
By saying yes to change, you are giving the Universe permission to give you opportunities you may never have dared dream of receiving. Say yes and see what happens.
No one in the history of the world has ever been like you.
You have your own set of talents, skills, passions, and experiences.
Only you can make your contribution to the world. So, stop trying to fit in and be like everyone else in the herd. Stop comparing yourself to others and anticipating their judgment of you.
The only thing that should give you pause is the thought of wasting all your talent by not shining your light. If you feel bashful about striking out on your path, remember no one else can be your best you.
The Purpose Project guides you through a process of finding your life purpose. A complete training resource with guide book, workbook, videos and resources for getting focused and spending time exploring what is at your core.
Purpose sounds big, but when you spend some time with yourself and the resources we have put together, you find that the journey is actually fun! And as you hone in on your purpose, it starts getting really exciting and inspiring.
Living the life you have dreamed of is doable with a clear purpose.
Posted on January 12, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
You hit the snooze button and repeat until it’s essential you must get up. Now you’re running late, grab a coffee, stagger out of the door still yawning, skip breakfast and start the day feeling rushed and resentful?
Or perhaps you begin your day scrolling through emails and social media before you even get out of bed, so your mind is distracted from the get-go.
There are some simple things you can do to start the day calmly, mindfully and purposefully before you reach for your cell phone. Try these three techniques to get your day off to a better start.
Before you get out of bed, before you even open your eyes, take a few moments to focus your breathing and connect deeply to your inner self.
Take three long deep breaths through your nose, gently and slowly breathing out through your mouth. Then return your breath to its normal pattern, noticing the breath, and the rise and fall of your chest and belly as you breathe.
How do you want to feel? What state of mind will support you best? How will you choose to connect with others?
Resolve to check in with your intention during the day and adjust your mindset and behavior accordingly. What impact do you want to have in the world today?
How can you take the best care of yourself as you go about your daily business?
Set a simple intention for how you want to be in your day. Make it a positive, straightforward statement. I can be as simple as Today I want to be kind to myself and others or Today I will stay calm and grounded. Make it appropriate for where you’re at and what you have to do.
You know you need to drink more water. Make it easier on yourself by starting the day with a big glass of water, before coffee, before breakfast, before exercise.
You can keep a water glass or bottle on your night table so you can start the day as you mean to go on – well hydrated! Follow your first glass with another before you have your coffee.
Make your second glass an Ayurvedic drink of warm water with lemon. That is a traditional way of giving you a boost of Vitamin C, detoxing and stimulating your metabolism.
Pick up my guide to meditation — another daily practice that can help your results within The Purpose Project!!
Adding meditation to your daily practice gives you a few moments or minutes of completely private mindfulness time.
It is a time to quiet your mind, take a break and rest from your go, go, go life. Slow it down and rest. No, it’s not about sleeping… it is about awake mindful rest.
I always thought that meditation seemed too hard. How do you quiet your mind? But the guide gives you some real world ways to spend just 10 minutes per day meditating. It doesn’t have to be hard. It can be simple.
Join the Purpose Project and dive deeper into figuring out YOUR life’s purpose. What makes you dance? What gets YOU into the flow?
Inside the purpose project you will find a beautiful guide book, checklist and video guided training. It’s actually not training, but more of a process of looking at yourself, your passions and figuring out the answers for YOU.
The workbook helps you organize your thoughts, and really hone in on what matters for YOU.
Posted on January 10, 2021 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
Are you ready to enVision a better year?
Join me for a powerful webinar where I will share with you — HOW to create your powerful vision for the upcoming year!!
Learn how you can create your dream board and gain access to the BIG REVEAL in February.
I believe that it all starts with vision, with the dream. And then it takes action!
But if you don’t spend time each year, looking at your vision, revising it, updating it, re-doing it then you have no direction for the upcoming year!!
How do you create strategy?
How do you create meaningful goals?
It takes a clear and compelling vision, first! Then you can create the map to get there!
Register today for the webinar — EnVision 2021. — CLICK HERE to register
Last year was a challenge — at best. For some, for many, it was a disaster. Let’s kick off 2021 with a new vision, a new focus, a new inspiring direction!
It gives it clarity!
It provides direction.
It brings your entire team together!
Vision is NOT just an activity to complete, it is the foundation of your operations.
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