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Getting Attention Doesn’t Have to Be So Problematic for Your Business

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Instead of being so loud in the marketplace, it might work by simply being your true authentic self. As my hands wave furiously in the air, I’m trying to get your attention over here. Not there, here. Yet, it is so difficult at times to get your attention. Why? Look at the billions of words, pictures and GIFs that are used in the online world every single minute.

Even when you are asleep, someone on the other side of the planet is feverishly hammering out more words, more GIFs, and a brand new way to get your attention. Listen, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Nope, it is not “The Secret” because you can find that easily, well, online. This secret is pretty basic, so here it goes: You don’t have to scream, yell, stomp your feet or even curse to get someone’s attention.

Read that one more time. We are all attempting to find our niche, develop our tribe or community, and make something work together. Yet, doing that “thing” might actually be against what your own heart is calling you to do.

Leave room for some practical thought

There is room for practicality, planning, and a lot of thought too. Those are core elements and should not be forgotten. “But I have to pay the rent, back taxes, and debt collectors, man. I got to get busy and let people know I am somebody,” someone just yelped while reading these words. I understand the frustration and I also know about desperation.

Too many times in the past 6 years, in spite of having one really good year financially, frustration and desperation have led me down dead-end streets. It’s not a lot of fun moving out of your home on New Year’s Eve because you can’t come up with $500 to meet the already late rent. That turns into a larger headache, multiple hotel rooms, and a friend opening his door for three-plus months to live. Yeah, it sucks to not have your own transportation as well.

That part is looking at the glass as half-empty. Viewing it as half-full involves taking stock of what actually happened, start making amends for bad decisions, and feeling grateful and more positive about the present and future. In doing so, then I just might actually gain more attention instead of less.

Find a new path and follow it

If I am true to my heart and soul, then I am going to find a way, find a path, and follow it. As someone I have come to trust said many times, life is going to have plot twists in it. Little did I realize that I’d have 30-plus years of them.

You have the ability to turn your mess into a success. That’s not an original thought on my part. Heck, it’s been said – in different words – in so many places. Personal development books and seminars, churches, synagogues, mosques, community centers, nature circles…you name it.

Being able to do that very thing is attractive to many people. Others are currently in your own situation and looking for places to take them out of their own pit of despair. If you turn on the faucet of faith and success and let others see you rise from your ashes, then someone is going to ask you “how did you do it?”

That’s a doorway into helping them see the light. It’s attractive to that person or business. Again, you are not maniacally waving, yelling and screaming to get attention. It naturally comes to you and what you do for a living. This goes against the grain of what some big-league marketing gurus might be telling and selling these days.

Conclusion

What leads you to do something that is true to your very own heart? It’s the one thing that you have been pulled to do in your life. Simply, put your fears aside and take a step toward what you have dreamed about for a long, long time.

When I simply step in that direction, then that’s going to open up a new path for me. Intuitively, I will not have to pull and yank on your chain to get your attention. It will be done holistically, naturally, and passionately. Now that’s an attention getter, right there.

How do you go about attracting attention to your brand or business? Leave a comment below!

Joe Rutland is a spiritual teacher, intuitive, empath, and channeler. He’s written for large-scale publications like Addicted2Success,  Entrepreneur, The Good Men Project, Thrive Global, and Elite Daily. Rutland’s work helps people all over the world connect to the love and healing already within themselves. Visit his website at www.thejesuschats.com and follow him on Instagram at www.instagram.com/joerutland.

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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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Dead Men Tell No Tales: How to Navigate a Mutiny as a Leader in 10 Steps

You’re the manager. You’re the supervisor. You’re the leader. But maybe your people don’t see it that way

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You’re the manager. You’re the supervisor. You’re the leader. But maybe your people don’t see it that way and perhaps that has created a divisive and adversarial working environment that makes it difficult for you to influence and inspire your team in a way that meets your vision. (more…)

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A blueprint for CEOs to draw a disciplined strategy

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Strategic thinking helps CEOs build successful businesses. It helps them establish everlasting enterprises. It is one of the key elements of decision-making. It is different from strategic leadership. It differentiates between leaders from managers.  (more…)

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How to Focus Your Mind on Your Goals in 2023 Constructively

In this world of distractions due to information overload, it has become a big challenge to focus our minds

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In this world of distractions due to information overload, it has become a big challenge to focus our minds on positive aspects and constructive activities. Sometimes we waste our precious time mentally and physically due to distractions arising out of technology. We must understand our priorities and learn how to focus on them religiously. (more…)

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