You are probably aware how important it is to pay attention to the thoughts you allow to float around or take up residence in your mind. What we focus on contributes to creating our reality – our experience in this world. Since I’ve been coaching people, I have encouraged them to speak about “negative” things only if it is beneficial to someone – including one’s self. Idle talking about things for drama, attention or gossip generally is a sure way of getting more of those things in your life whether you label them bad or good. Please keep this in mind as you take in certain aspects of my blog stories.
Florida was not on my list last summer of places I wanted to go. In fact, if I had a list of places I did NOT want to go, Florida would have been high on it. There were people and situations there I just didn’t care to see or deal with again. So why in the world would a trip to Mexico, from which I expected to be traveling to Belize, Panama, Costa Rica and beyond take me back to Florida?? I will not, in this lifetime, know all the reasons thing happen. However, I came up with 15 clear reasons for this Florida stay during one of my moving meditations aka cardio sessions. I saw beautiful encounters and ways I was able to be of assistance that I couldn’t have possibly anticipated. Personally, I was the recipient of some powerful gifts as well. But one of my most potent reasons for returning was unfinished business….that I didn’t even realize was unfinished business.
The most fantastic examples of wrapping up loose ends takes place, no surprise, on my beach. I have a super strong ability that can be a gift or a curse. It is my sense of association. Songs, places, phrases, and other circumstances can trigger me into remembering past situations. Obviously many people do that. However, for me, it is like physically reliving these happenings. Depending on the experience, it can be exquisitely delightful….or extremely unpleasant. The latter was the case with regard to a certain tree on the beach which I associated with something deeply disturbing. No, the tree didn’t do anything unkind to me, it was just something I related to the situation.
Generally, I’d run north on Casey Key for miles. As I ran, I’d focus more on my workout enjoying the air and night wondrously transitioning into day.
At my turnaround point, I’d stop and face the ever-changing sea communing with it as well as all the magnificent creatures above and below. Then I’d enjoy my walk back noticing more of my enchanting surroundings often picking up sea treasures that caught my eye. Intentionally, I’d stop my run short of “the tree” as I didn’t want to think of certain experiences. Finally, weeks later, I managed to run to the tree.
Sitting under it, I allowed the tears to fall freely and whatever feelings that bubbled up to be acknowledged. The tree became….The Healing Tree. Over the months, I’d run to the tree experiencing varying levels of healing and release. On my final day at my beloved beach, a totally unanticipated breakthrough magically unfolded. As on numerous previous occasions, I was running to The Healing Tree. About a quarter mile shy of the tree I came to an abrupt stop. This was actually not that unusual either as the reason for the interruption was a stranded crab that needed a little assistance getting back to the water. Gently I assisted him/her as I had thousands of various critters before. Since I was pretty close to the tree and kinda lost my momentum, I was about to walk the rest of the way. Instantly something inexplicably propelled me to run to the tree. It was as if I were suddenly possessed by a strange power. I fairly flew effortlessly. Incredulously, at the same time, a song started playing in my head that I closely related to that time I’d rather forget. On top of it all, I noticed a great big smile spread across my face. There were no traces of sadness, regret, tears. I realized the grand towering friend of mine was no longer The Healing Tree. It was The Healed Tree! How freeing it felt! That situation no longer has any charge for me. It was also a humbling reminder of how much I don’t know that I still don’t know. I thought I was “past all that stuff from the past” yet there were still deep layers to deal with. Profound gratitude, release, and clarity swirled around and within me as I realized this huge purpose for returning to Florida.
Now on a lighter topic ~ As I do frequently, here’s a shout out to all the Angels who
have assisted me in any way along my incredible journey. Starbucks is a company of which I have mixed feelings. While not keen on all their practices, they have provided me for many years….an office of sorts all over the world. It has been a meeting place hundreds of times. I can sit comfortably getting computer stuff done thanks to their free wi-fi and charge my various electronics. Many Angels have facilitated countless Café Mochas (extra whip) via gift cards.
Generally the baristas are friendly but often they are just too busy to connect much. The weeks I frequented a Starbucks in West Palm Beach back in 2013, the crew was the best at getting to know me even vying to take care of me. Although they will always have a special place in my heart, I have to say a Team in Sarasota, Target of all places, one upped them. These gals knew my weird ordering quirks and could anticipate which of my varied drinks I’d want in advance. Sometimes they’d already have my drink ready before I even got to the register. They had an uncanny way of making everyone feel they were uniquely special. Michaela, Kellsy, and Brittany were the best! I know there are a couple more outstanding ladies but they weren’t there as often and my name recall has something to be desired. Thanks and keep shining my Starbucks Sirens. You are amazing!
My journey has taken a few more interesting turns so stay tuned for the next update. Your presence is felt and appreciated wherever I in the world I am. Likewise, I send you infinite love and support in all your endeavors!
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June 27, 2017 living peace 27 miles meditative jog,“Accept the past as the past and realize that each new day you are a new person who doesn’t need to carry old baggage into the new day with you. It’s amazing how many people ruin the beauty of today with the sorrows of yesterday. Yesterday doesn’t exist anymore! For example, if ever I feel foolish or guilty about something I’ve done, I learn from it and attempt to do better the next time. Shame or guilt serves no one. Such feelings actually keep us down, often lowering the vibrations of those around us, as well. Living in the present moment is the recurring baptism of the soul, forever purifying every new day with a new you.”
When it comes to business advertising, most of the companies, big or small, face certain challenges. “How to advertise my product?”, “Whom should I advertise?”, “When is the best time and what is the best place to advertise?”- are just a few questions that have to be answered. Since there was a significant shift away from traditional advertising to digital, the face of marketing has been changed remarkably. Corporations and international companies invest millions of dollars in brand-new marketing campaigns. Meanwhile, smaller companies strive to find out what marketing strategy would work best in this ever-changing digital world.
Keeping a tight budget or flat out not having it, smaller companies try to find out cost-effective yet efficient solutions to promote their products and services. Knowing their pain, we came up with a list of advertising strategies for a small business:
Strategy #1: Concentrate on sales, rather than on brand recognition
Large companies make up their advertising strategy with the intention of building a brand awareness, rather than expecting an immediate return on investment from sales. They advertise at scale and focus on the future benefits. Small business owners had better concentrate on generating immediate sales, using a push marketing technique. This marketing strategy doesn’t simply building relationships with customers or retaining them, it is more about attracting as much attention as possible and creating an instant customer demand.
Ideas for “push advertising”: discounts or incentives, coupons, price reductions, seasonal sales, buy-one-get-one-free promotions, contests, point-of-purchase displays, loyalty programs, premium products or services, etc.
Strategy #2: Use integrated marketing tactics
There is no single, all-encompassing approach to marketing. With such abundance of information around, consumers hop from one channel to another throughout their shopping journey, looking for the best deal. Using multi-channel marketing strategy allows users to be exposed to advertiser’s products across platforms and devices. It is essential to use both online and offline marketing to get the most engagement.
Online audience engagement sources: company’s website, online reviews, social networks, blogs, search engine optimization, mail promotions, online webinars, etc.
Offline audience engagement sources: newspaper ads, classified ads, leaflets, in-person customer care, call center, social gatherings, etc.
Strategy #3: Trim your company’s website in terms of content and design
A website is certainly a face of the company. When a prospect hears about your product, guess what he is doing first. Right, checking it on Google. If you don’t have a website, you don’t have a face. And let’s agree, people like beautiful faces. When designing a website, think about content, overall design, navigation, and usability.
The website must have a responsive web design, easy-to-read, view and navigate on any and every device ranging from a computer desktop to a compact mobile phone. It is important to include an original, relevant and valuable content, which will make the website visible when using search engines. If done right, SEO (search engine optimization) could become the company’s major traffic source. Once you drive more traffic to your website, you will need to convert visitors into leads. Your message must be simple and concise, use effective calls to action, and encourage an instant reaction.
Strategy #4: Take advantage of social media
Most of the little companies struggle with social marketing since they are unsure of what type of content or messages they should post. In fact, social media marketing is possibly the most cost-effective way to spread the word about your business, if used wisely.
For instance, using a hashtag on Instagram is an excellent idea if you want to attract more local users, just tag your photo with #newyork if you have a business in New York. Alternatively, if you use Pinterest, simply indicate the location of your photos, and Pinterest will show them to people in your area first.
Create a Facebook page for company’s presentation, information about promotions and social buzz. Instagram might be a great way to promote a business using images and video ads. YouTube will aid in advertising products through tutorials and “how-to” videos. Twitter is useful for sharing content, increasing overall exposure, shaping a brand voice and spreading the news. LinkedIn will help in reaching out relevant professional audience, finding investors, business partners, and getting industry insights.
There are plenty other social media platforms like Pinterest, Snapchat, MeetUp, LiveJournal, Reddit, Tumblr, which can be used for indirect advertising. Every platform has its benefits, and creating a strategy using multiple platforms will increase the success of the ad campaign.
Strategy #5: Use Programmatic
SmartyAds programmatic ad tech company ensures that an advertising copy is displayed to the right person at the right time and context. It doesn’t matter anymore on which website the ad will appear: the system analyzes user’s cookies and chooses the most appropriate ad to display. Programmatically is all about “buying audience”, presenting the product to consumers who are most likely interested in it.
If the budget is limited, and you don’t have time to experiment, programmatic is a perfect solution. In traditional advertising, you would buy a bulk of impressions, but with programmatic, advertiser pays for each impression at a time, because the system automatically calculates the price of each impression. Hence, the automated ad buying is cheaper, but with greater value for the advertiser.
Strategy #6: Follow up: measure results of ad campaign
Those who complain that advertising doesn’t pay off, most likely neglected to measure those marketing efforts. It is ultimately important to know what works and what didn’t because this data would determine the future marketing strategy. Knowing “the good, the bad and the ugly” would help you to improve your product or service and eliminate flaws for the future.
If you are using a programmatic platform, you will have access to real-time analytics and granulated report via platform’s interface. To measure the success of online marketing efforts, use Google AdWords, Adobe Analytics or Facebook Insights.
For campaign measurement in digital advertising, gather the data about the number of times the ad was displayed, a number of people it was shown to, the total budget of the ad campaign, click-through-rate (CTR), engagement rate, conversion rate and other metrics.
In offline advertising, compare sales before, during and after an ad campaign, track retail traffic, check whether coupons and incentives were successful, etc.
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by Anastacia, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com The past two posts Pts 1-3 of False Twin/Illusion energies received so many responses and personal messages (understatement really ;-). With so many relating in different ways, as to each personal situation. I thank you all for sharing. ‘Twin Flame' is something that I have shared about in the past […]
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June 26, 2017 self acknowledgement 26 miles meditative jog,“Detachment is not the absence of emotion, it is the process of becoming one with the Oneness that is the Universe. To be detached, is to realize that the fullness of all there is, is too much to react to with just one emotion, one thought, or any bias. To be detached, is to acknowledge all, without owning any of it. To be detached, is to summon forth the whole entirety of understanding, to the fragment that is the void.”
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