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How To Leverage Your Money Personality To Grow Your Business (Pt 2)

Who Are You?

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how to leverage your money personality to grow your business, and the specifics of four Money Archetypes – the Accumulator, the Alchemist, the Celebrity and the Connector.

Today, I will show you the strengths and challenges of the remaining four archetypes. Before we do that, here is a refresher:

  • We mainly work with your top 3 archetypes – the top one is most prominent, while the second and third will serve to support your top archetype to attain its highest expression. (We also use the last one in deeper work such as overcoming resistance.)
  • No one archetype is better at business or has the ability to create more wealth than others. You will be able to generate wealth when you tap into your archetypes’ strengths and live to their highest expressions.
  • You are not doomed by your challenges – always remember that your gifts are stronger than your challenges.

(note: If you want to be absolutely certain about your own blend of money archetypes, you can download a free assessment kit here.)

MAVERICK

Your Characteristics:

  • You are attracted to “get rich” opportunities;
  • You are willing to take a financial risk in exchange for a potential big win;
  • You are happy to stand out from the crowd;
  • You have courage and tenacity when it comes to generating income;
  • You tend to be rebellious and like to show others what you’re made of;
  • You usually don’t cave in to the opinion of others;
  • You are always looking at how to gain a financial advantage;
  • You pay great attention to the ups and downs of your numbers;
  • You are often drawn to becoming the hero for the underdog, modeling for them what’s possible.

Your Strength in Business: You can deal with financial complexities and you are a natural when it comes to pricing.

Leverage Your Strength: Take the necessary risks to create “big wins” for your business. Trust your guts when you price your products and services.

Your Potential Challenge: Getting yourself into a financial roller coaster at the expense of financial security.

Overcome Your Kryptonite: Have a plan to create a stable, “bread-and-butter” income and make a point to execute it before going after high-risk ventures.

NURTURER

Your Characteristics:

  • You appreciate money yet feel you need to over-give for every penny you bring in;
  • Your natural generosity includes wanting to protect, shelter or nurture others financially;
  • You are responsible with your personal finances but often attract people who need your help, financially and otherwise;
  • You are likely motivated to give generously to help others in need, often at the expense of yourself or your financial wellbeing;
  • You have good money habits but either don’t have much saved or may carry debt because of helping others;
  • You can be taken advantage of financially by others or secretly feel resentful because what you give is not reciprocated;
  • Your may rely on compassion, giving and “being there” for others to affirm your self-worth;
  • You tend to create emotionally entangled, dependent financial relationships;
  • You find it painful to set financial boundaries with people you care about;
  • You find asking for what your products or services are worth requires every ounce of courage you possess.

Your Strength in Business: You inspire loyalty in others and you are gifted at building teams to support your work.

Leverage Your Strength: Don’t try to do it all – get the support you need to grow.

Your Potential Challenge: Over-delivering, undercharging, constantly discounting your services because “the client needs my help”.

Overcome Your Kryptonite: Do the inner work to strengthen your boundaries and empower your voice around money so you don’t fall into codependent relationships.

ROMANTIC

Your Characteristics:

  • You like to spend money to “feel good”, to pamper yourself;
  • You believe money is to be enjoyed and dislike being told “no”;
  • You often don’t see the point in saving money, as life is to be enjoyed;
  • You often avoid making changes in your money behavior, even when you know it would benefit you;
  • You like to spoil the people you care about with lavish or abundant gifts;
  • You may shrug off your money habits, telling yourself you’re not good with money.

Your Strength in Business: You are awesome at pampering your clients and great at sales.

Leverage Your Strength: Find the shortest path to getting people into enrollment/sales conversation with you.

Your Potential Challenge: Ignoring your finances.

Overcome Your Kryptonite: Set up as much system as you can to manage your bills and finances. Put regular “money dates” on your calendar and make it a habit.

RULER

Your Characteristics:

  • You rarely feel satisfied you’ve made enough, continually challenging yourself to achieve higher financial goals;
  • Your business dominates most of your time and attention;
  • You may be driven by the fear of losing control of your money, power and identity;
  • You’re reluctant to pull money out of your business and are often cautious about spending;
  • You love empowering people and enriching lives through your business;
  • You thrive on creating, innovating and building something of lasting value;
  • You tend to accumulate financial resources to help you feel safe and protected;
  • You may believe what you’re creating now will bring you happiness in the future, often driving you to overwork;
  • You are a natural and passionate leader people want to follow, giving you the prestige and reputation you desire.

 Your Strength in Business: You can plan the hack out of everything, see how all the details come together and you are great at marketing.

Leverage Your Strength: You have the chops to build an empire and orchestrate many moving parts.

Your Potential Challenge: Being a workaholic, sucked into the “numbers” and losing sight of what is truly important to you.

Overcome Your Kryptonite: Schedule down time, trust that after some R&R you will come back stronger.

Applying this information to your personal circumstances will open up a whole new perspective for you to relate to money and how you grow your business. You can stop beating yourself up for things you are not naturally good at and spend more time doing those that leverage your strength so you can build a business that taps into your genius.

Again, if you want to be absolutely certain about your own money archetypes, you can download a free assessment kit here.

About the Author, Ling Wong

Ling Wong

Through her unique blend of Business + Marketing coaching with a Mindset + Psychic Twist, Ling Wong helps Maverick Entrepreneurs nail their message, claim their superpowers and muster up the GUTS to monetize their Truth so they can build a purposeful and profitable Personality-Driven business that is a full expression of their creativity and individuality.

Ling helps her clients claim their entrepreneurial identity and architect their personal brand story, then translate them into offerings and marketing communication that sell through her intuitive yet rigorous iterative process born out of her Harvard Design School training.

Find Ling and download her free "Monetize Your Truth" Mindset + Marketing training bundle at
www.business-soulwork.com/gift/


Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

Happy Holidays from eVision Media

This time of year brings festivity and family fun. It is a time for remembering and looking forward.

We want to take a moment to wish you, your staff, family and all of those you love a wonderful holiday season.

We are so very grateful and appreciative of being able to serve you this past year and look forward to connecting with you more next year!

May your New Year goals manifest effortlessly and 2015 brings you peace, success and an abundance of joy.

Wishing you wonderful memories during this joyous season.

From our family to yours,
The Team at eVision Media

eVision Media team
Our Team: Brendan, Matt, Daniel and Susan with Dana and Jason below
Missing: Kristie, Mariah, Laura, Asif and Andrew

 

Why You Should Consider Google Hangouts to Help Build Your Business

Google Hangouts Icons

In a previous article, I talked about getting started with Google Plus for business and why it’s so important to have a Google+ profile for SEO purposes.

Of course, SEO is not the only reason why you want to be involved in Google+, and one of those reasons is its ability to host Google Hangouts.

After reading this article, you’ll learn about how you can take advantage of Google Hangouts for many aspects of your business and why it’s a very important component of your overall marketing strategies.

Google Hangouts are a powerful business tool because they enable you to host live Webinar-style video chats with up to 10 people participating in the discussion. You can also have followers watch the hangout without participating, broadening your reach even further.

There are two types of Hangouts: Private Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. The private hangouts are not aired publicly, whereas Hangouts on Air are broadcast to your Google+ followers as well as on YouTube.

There are several ways you can utilize this ever-growing popular medium to help grow your business brand, here are some suggestions (if you have further suggestions, please share them in the comments section below!).

You can:

  1. Host free information seminars and webinars that showcase your knowledge and expertise;
  2. Conduct training sessions on a particular topic in your industry;
  3. Hold free “how to” demonstrations or tutorials of your product to show how it works or demonstrate different ways of using it;
  4. Have “face to face” meetings with new or potential clients;
  5. Conduct private coaching or mentoring sessions with clients;
  6. Host private team meetings with up to 10 members at a time. This is great for discussing projects or getting feedback on common issues that require a group discussion;
  7. Do quick tips in your area of expertise that can then be easily shared on YouTube to widen your reach;
  8. Do a product, service or book launch and offer free giveaways or sneak peaks to those that attend.
  9. Meet with fans who have purchased your product and offer this private session as an incentive purchase bonus.
  10. Host regular Hangout “shows” that can build your credibility, gain a loyal following and build your reach with each show you have.
  11. Host Q&A sessions about your product or service that answers common questions you encounter. This can be addressing pre-written questions or open up the discussion to the listeners and answer them as they come in.

There are many benefits to holding a Google Hangout (whether private or public). Here are a few main reasons why you should be looking into this platform more closely:

  • Builds the number of people in your circles and expands the number of circles that you have where you can add Hangout attendees to specific circles that were interested in the topic of your hangout;
  • Allows you to connect with people from all over the world – whether they are influencers that you want to get to know better, potential clients, or team members, it’s a great way to build business relationships;
  • Increases your website SEO (Search Engine Optimization) where everything that happens on Google+ ends up in Google searches and that includes the resulting video of your hangout that is automatically posted in your YouTube account;
  • Enhances your business brand by being able to set up and operate your hangout through your Google+ Business page;
  • Provides additional website content where hangouts can be embedded into your site or blog to further enhance your brand and be used for ongoing replays;
  • Grows your Google+ community, therefore positively affecting your circle of influence and reach;
  • Enhances the personal connection you have with your followers, building greatly upon the “know, like and trust” factor that you want to keep in mind in whatever you do when representing your business;
  • Allows your shows to be easily accessible on mobile devices, iPads, desktop computers and even TVs, eliminating the challenges that other screen share or live feed applications can often have;

Best of all – it’s all FREE!

One of the drawbacks to hosting Google Hangouts on Air is that it is difficult to use it as a list-building tool. However, there are a few ways of making this work:

  • Use 3rd party applications such as Webinar Jam that uses the powerful Google Hangouts technology to present your live webinars and makes it easy for you to set up and conduct. It’s well worth checking out.
  • Instead of sending people directly to the Google Hangout registration page, send them to a form on your website that is connected to your newsletter list where they can submit their name and email address. Once they register, they are then taken to another page where you can embed the hangout feed into for them to watch the live show.

    This method will not work for those who need to participate in the hangout, but works well for those who just want to watch.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to host Google Hangouts. All you need is a web cam, a microphone, and a good Internet connection and you’re all set!

To your success,

P.S. If you want to learn more about Google+ and other Social Media platforms, consider joining our live monthly Social Blast group coaching program where I cover these topics and other eMarketing strategies to help build your business. Learn more here: www.socialblastcoaching.com/

About the Author, Susan Friesen

10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

20 Most Loved Inspirational Quotes


I wanted to share some of our top inspirational quotations that we’ve shared on our eVision Media Facebook page.

These are quotes that have inspired me as I’ve grown personally and professional over the past few years and hope it does the same for you! Feel free to share your favourites to your social media followers and post your favourite quote in the comments section below!

This is 20 of the most inspiring, touching and motivational quotes, enjoy!

    1. “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” ~ Seth Godin

      There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them.- Seth Godin

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    2. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” ~ Ray Goforth

      There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. - Ray Goforth

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    3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    4. “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” ~ Albert Einstein

      Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. - Albert Einstein

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    5. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

      If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more.  If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

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    6. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplace. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here. ~ Donald Trump

      Get going.  Move forward. Aim High.  Plan a takeoff.  Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplace.  It simply won't happen.  Change your attitude and gain some altitude.  Believe me, you'll love it up here.  - Donald Trump

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    7. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn

      Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.  Jim Rohn

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    8. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” ~ Zig Ziglar

      People often say that motivation doesn't last.  Well neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.  Zig Ziglar

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    9. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” ~ Anne Sweeney

      Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live.  Anne Sweeney

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    10. “We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware we cannot help but change.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg

      We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware we cannot help but change. Sheryl Sandberg

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    11. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

      Don't limit yourself.  Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.  You can go as far as your mind lets you.  What you believe, remember, you can achieve.  Mary Kay Ash

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    12. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

      Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusong on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey

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    13. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about you you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

      Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it.  It's a message to both you and others about you you think is possible.  Don't put a ceiling on yourself. Oprah Winfrey

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    14. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Ethridge

      You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Ethridge

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    15. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thick Nhat Hanh

      To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don't need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself. Thick Nhat Hanh

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    16. “The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

      The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.  Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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    17. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker

      The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker

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    18. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expert to win.” ~ Zig Ziglar

      You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expert to win. Zig Ziglar

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    19. “If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.” ~ Rob Corddry

      If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer. Rob Corddry

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    20. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you’re doing but nobody else does.” ~ Stewart Henderson Britt

      Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark.  You know what you're doing but nobody else does. Stewart Henderson Britt

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Do you have a favourite quote? Share it in the comments section below!

To your success,

About the Author, Susan Friesen

10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

When Ethical Business Decisions Require Your Little Professor…

Your Little Professor

Maybe we all know what this means or maybe none of us do.

I attended a discussion seminar last night about ethical business decisions in my profession as a lawyer/mediator. It got me considering how grey the topic can be, and upon listening to my colleagues wrestle with some example fact patterns, I came up with my own definition of what ethical conduct means to me:

“In my profession, as a mediator, I must sign off on a process that incorporates an ethical baseline, at least one that I am comfortable with.”

You may rightly say that this avoids the question.

You may ask, what is my ethical baseline? Good question!

However, what this accomplishes is the acknowledgement that there is a standard to which one should beholden to.

Next, is the determination of what that standard should be?

To assist in this quest, look to the sources that people rely on generally whether it be based in religion, philosophy, law or other disciplines.

Then, narrow your focus. What is it that your business colleagues say about the proper way of deciding issues that have some ethical content?

Perhaps your profession has a set of rules or a code to regulate conduct. Usually, these rules are based on years of experience in dealing with difficult issues. It is always a good idea to review them once in a while.

The situation that you face has probably been experienced by senior members of your business community and instructions as to the best handling of them may have been codified.

Okay, so now we know there may be some rules out there that can guide us.

Does this answer the question?

Well, maybe yes, maybe no.

I would suggest that information like this provides a good guide to ethical decision making.

However, the next and arguably most important step is running ethical decisions by your rational thought process and the “Little Professor.”

Rational thought is the logical process of analytical processing.

You may debate in your mind, the aspects of the situation, using all of the above information to come to a conclusion of where your ethical barometer should be placed.

Debate and consideration are always good ways to formulate a policy or decision, but we must not forget the “Little Professor.”

Well my use of the term is adapted and slightly modified from the reference to it in psychology. In my context, I refer to your inner intuitive self.

Most of us know what we think is right and what is wrong, with little need for research.

Our inner Little Professor sends us signals and provides us with guidance and warning 24/7. Some call it “our gut” sense.

Many writers suggest that these signals may in many circumstances be more reliable than long thought-out analysis.

While that point is still being considered by mind-masters, I would suggest that when looking for your ethical baseline, look inward, for the answer may already be resting in the chambers of your intuitive Little Professor self.

I guess I did answer the earlier question after all, for, if I feel uncomfortable about something in my business life, it may be a signal to then have a logical look at what is going on and see if there is an ethical standard about to be breached.

While ethics are in my view important in a civilized society, there are other positive things that we as business people can do to support our communities at home or abroad, but that is another discussion for another day.

Bryce Jeffery

About the Author, Bryce Jeffery

Bryce Jeffery

Bryce Jeffery has practiced law in BC for 28 years and been a commercial mediator for the last 14. Situated in Langley, he practices under the title, MB JEFFERY LAW and concentrates on conveyancing, mortgages, and wills and estates. Bryce's mediation practice makes him the most travelled mediator in BC with frequent stops throughout the interior, the north and Vancouver Island. He is also the author of Commercial Mediation, A Passionate Practice.

Visit his website at www.mbjlaw.ca to see how he can assist you and your business.