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ced reynolds: The Leader You Are Looking For Is You - 02/24/09 09:56 AM
Have you ever found yourself looking to others to lead you when you didn't know what to do? There is no need. There is a leader inside you who knows every move you need to make. The Bible says that we should "Trust in the Lord with all of our heart and lean not to our own understanding and in all of our ways we are to acknowledge Him and He would direct our paths. Check it out for yourself in the book of Proverbs chapter 3. There is a leader inside you wants to lead you into all truth. He (5 comments)
ced reynolds: How to Make Social Networking More Effective - 10/29/08 03:08 PM
Social networking is a term that is being thrown around all over the internet. The reality is that social networking didn't start on the internet. It has been around for years. It is what what most of us have done all of our lives. The big deal is that for the most part we have not thought of our social connecting as social networking. *When we go to a party we are socially networking. *When we go to church we are socially networking. *When we go shopping we are socaially networking. *When we visit a friend we are socially newtorking. *When (14 comments)
ced reynolds: A Free Resource Every Home or Small Business Owner Should Have - 10/25/08 09:59 PM
Sohomatic (Small Office Home Office) is a web system can offer you a new mindset so you too can compete in this brave new world with absolute confidence! However, what you may not also be aware of is that this is part of a much larger online marketing system that is designed to help you grow your own online business, whatever that may be. You can use this system to learn how to compete in today's world, but you can also get your very own system just like this to generate high-level premium leads to explode your own online business. So, (4 comments)
ced reynolds: Using audio with your marketing campaign - 10/24/08 09:53 AM
Using audio in your marketing campaign can mean the difference between night and day. Working on the internet is a wonderful tool but it has limited emotional connection unless you're a wonderful writer. The best of writers can do well without audio but us who just write OK can use all the help we can get. I know many people talk about video being better than audio. In my opinion video is a little bit more complicated because you have to prepare to be seen and heard vs. just preparing to be heard on audio. I've done both and actually do (8 comments)
ced reynolds: The power of your schedule - 10/23/08 10:31 AM
No matter how things get, it is so important to stick to your schedule. In fact if you don't have a schedule you're subject to get off track and stay off track for a long time and not notice that you re drifting from your intended assignment. For years I had intentions of doing things during the course of a day but I would find myself floating all over the map. It's not that I wasn't busy. I was just busy doing things that weren't IPA (Income Producing Activity). IPA is any a activity that has the potential to lead you (8 comments)
ced reynolds: Marketing on the internet is no joke - 10/22/08 09:29 PM
Marketing on the internet is no joke. Over the years I have seen people come and go. To me it's no different than sales. It is said that "sales is the highest paid hard work and the lowest paid easy work." I would say the same is true for internet marketing. It takes knowledge, skill and passion to succeed on the internet. Knowledge - Getting knowledge by watching others is one way to get it. A better way is to go to school and put into practice what you learn. There are several good teachers of internet marketing where you can (8 comments)
ced reynolds: Observations of Justice - 10/20/08 11:49 AM
This blog will be a little different than my normal blogs but it will certainly be worth your while. Over the years I have noticed many people in the church I pastor experience things I could virtually do nothing about. They come to me for prayer and counsel expecting to get an answer to their challenge only to go away having been prayed for and hoping that their challenge would some how miraculously be dealt with. Do'nt get me wrong, I believe in miracles and have seen a few in my lifetime. The point I'm making isn't really about (1 comments)
ced reynolds: Getting your clients to take a second look - 10/19/08 09:54 AM
When clients take a second look at a property it's like they often discover something that they didn't see the first time. It's up to the Realtor to point out not just the stand out benefits and features of the property but also the intangibles that aren't readily seen. Now getting a client to actually take a second look is the trick. What is it that you say to get a client to take a second look besides "the price just went down?" In my business, getting people to take a second look is most often beneficial to the looker because (7 comments)
ced reynolds: Ins and Outs of Social Networking - 10/17/08 12:52 PM
If you've been struggling to get social networking to pay off, you're not alone. There are some very practical ways to join the social networking arena and succeed. In reality social networking has a few ins and outs that aren't really that different from socially connecting with people offline. Just a few days ago I put together a short Blogtalkradio.com audio training program where I share some of the ins and outs that have given me success in social networking. I think you will like it. Either way, let me know. Stay in the game, Blogtalkradio.com (2 comments)
ced reynolds: Time to talk about "The Elephant in the Room" - 10/17/08 10:49 AM
When it comes to talking about the obvious, sometimes we do everything we can not to be the one who brings it up. Why is that? In business it's customary that professionals disclose everything necessary that pertains to a transaction. That should be a given. But sometimes we overlook stating the obvious for two reasons. Fear is a big factor why we fail to talk about the elephant in the room. When we at the close of a tough transaction that has had a lot of complications who wants to bring up a potential deal breaking detail. Fear will cause us (3 comments)
ced reynolds: Private Group Calls Pay Off - 10/16/08 05:11 PM
A message for my friends and associates. Please take a moment to listen to an 11 minute call I did to warn my friends and associates about the challenges being faced by soloprenerus and small business owners. Just click the arrow.
With the economy the way it is I think it is important that we as business owners look out for each other. That's why I felt compelled to share this with you. Certainly it's not for everybody but I know it is for several of you who are unprepared for some of the challenges our industry may be facing. Ced (0 comments)
ced reynolds: Realtors Beware of lawsuits right now - 10/16/08 09:25 AM
The US is already sue happy. I just wonder if there will be more lawsuits since the economy is putting the pinch on people in every imaginable situation. As money is getting tighter will people be forced to utilize legal recourse to keep what they believe if rightfully theirs? If there are more lawsuits will the people getting sued include Realtors and mortgage brokers? This could be a big deal since there are so many frivolous law suits. You may be a Realtor or mortgage broker who has been upright and forthcoming in your dealings. You may be a Realtor or (10 comments)
ced reynolds: Beyond Viral Marketing - 10/15/08 08:28 AM
There is lots of talk about viral marketing. But can we go beyond viral marketing? The truth is yes we can. In fact all we have to do is re-incorporate our offline marketing as part of our viral marketing plan. Many people who discover the internet fall so much in love with it because it's easy to hide and not have to deal with rejection so much. What that does is leave a wide open opportunity for those folks who understand the benefits of working offline and online simultaneously. Have you discovered the power of going beyond viral marketing? I hope (2 comments)
ced reynolds: My Top Brentwood, TN Referral Contact of the Day - 10/13/08 02:58 PM
I'm not sure how many of you know Michael Thornton. But something you'll want to know is Michael will answer the phone when you call him if he's not on an appointment. If he's on an appointment, he'll call you back. These days it is so important to know that people you call on are available for you and your clients. That's why I have chosen Michael Thornton of Complete Home Inspections, Inc. as my Brentwood, TN Referral Contact of the Day. Here's a little bit about Michael's company: Complete Home Inspections, Inc. is a locally owned and operated multi-inspector company (1 comments)
ced reynolds: My top referral contact of the day - 10/09/08 10:20 AM
Referring others means putting your reputation on the line. That is why I am very careful about who I refer to any of my clients and business associates. My top referral contact of the day is Doris Barber. Doris is a Real Estate Virtual Assistant. Honestly I thought I knew what a Real Estate Virtual Assistant did but after talking with Doris, I found out that the service she offers is extremely valuable to Real Estate agents. Here's a glimpse of what Doris will do for you. She will help you build your Real Estate business without taking more time from (8 comments)
ced reynolds: This guy says we have less than 15 years left - 09/28/08 05:09 PM
Either this guy is crazy or he's a genius. Several years ago I came across the teaching of Mark Yarnell. At first I thought he was quite ecentric. The more I've listened to him over the years and especially during financial melt down we've been recently faced with, I think he may be on to something. Take a listen for yourself. Click here Love to get your thoughts on his 10 minute audio on why he believes our economy as we know it has less than 15 years left. By the way he doesn't just talk about the problem. He talks (5 comments)
ced reynolds: California Identity Theft - Nationwide - 09/22/08 05:33 PM
Do you really think you are safe from identity theft? The only reason you would think you were safe is if you have an identity theft protection plan. “The fact is that identity theft is a growing problem,” said Linda Foley, Founder of Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC). “There are a lot of people being hurt by this crime (in terms of) businesses and as individuals.” According to study's analysis of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) complaints, nearly 1.5 million Californians were victims of identity theft in 2007, which is equivalent to 15 Rose Bowl stadiums of spectators having their identities (0 comments)
ced reynolds: Good success with kids - 08/11/08 11:56 PM
When I first started working with kids I wondered how I would do. Since our son is 21 years old and I haven't had any kids around I had my doubts. To my surprise during the last 10 weeks of this summer I have learned that I'm a fun guy with kids. At least that what they say. This summer the most wonderful project I have ever participated in has been a raving success. Kidz-n-Biz is the project I'm talking about. If you have been following my blog for a while you know I started this project on June 4, 2008 as (3 comments)
ced reynolds: Success vs. Significance - 07/16/08 11:46 AM
Today we here so much about success. Many are doing whatever they can to attain "success". But what is success without significance? If we are striving to be recognized as being successful without including others along life's journey what are really striving for? Success without significance is worthless. My aim is to make a differnce in the lives of others to the point I may be included in their testimony. I can think of all the successful people who have helped me. When I share with people how I arrived at various stations in my life I have to mention their (1 comments)
ced reynolds: A little break in the action - listen to me being interviewed - 07/12/08 11:07 AM
Just had a great time on an interview with Paul Stanton of the number one Homebased Busiiness Talkshow on the internet. Thought I would take a break and share it with my friends here on Active Rain. Get a chance to hear the voice of the guy who's been writing these blogs. It will be fun... Here's the link to the mp3 version of the talkshow. Hope you enjoy the show, Ced (1 comments)
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