How Can You Make A Stress Management Program Work?

Everyone I have ever met has complained at some point, that they are feeling stressed out.  In fact, stress is the great equalise.  It cuts across race, religion, social class, age, gender, sexuality, occupation etc.  The great and the good as well as newborn babies, teen, the elderly etc all get stressed. 

The only differences between all these people (newborn excepted!) is really what they do about it. 

This is not rocket science.  Nonetheless so many people think that just because the answer to stress is relaxation, it takes no effort.  It does.  Stress management programs only work if you work at them. 

So here are some top tips to ensure you give yourself the best chance of succeeding at a stress management program. 

Buy into the program

Literally.  It has been shown time and again that everyone likes free stuff but no-one values it.  If you are going to make an effort to follow a stress management program, you have to buy into it, literally.  Find that will cost you what you consider to be an attention grabbing amount.  That way you will be far more likely to follow it.

Tell you friends and family what you are doing

This is the “naming and shaming” idea!  Without help, support, and a “loss of face” downside, most programs fail.  That is why Weight Watchers and Slimming World are so successful.  And crucially – public weighing spurs participants to succeed because they do not want to be seen to fail.  The same is true of stress management programs.  If you do not want to explain why it failed, (and why you could not be bothered to make it work), you will make it work.

Do a stress management course when you are not stress maxed out!

This sounds tough!  But as no-one is at their best when they are stressed, it does not make sense to take new stuff on at this time.  You are too busy lurching from crisis to crisis, simply fire-fighting.  So, try to anticipate when you will next have a high stress time, and schedule your stress management course in the period just before it.  That way you will be able to put your new skills and tools to work right when you need them most!

For more information about stress reduction techniques, download the free ebook from this site!  (Prove me wrong about people not valuing free stuff!)  And if I’ve left your favourite tip off this list, please comment below!

How To Make Sense of The Internet Marketing Maze

Focus on list building and you will put yourself in the best possible position to succeed online. Grab a free step by step guide to building your list online and you’ll be unstoppable!

I’m going to expose a myth here.  Building an online business takes a lot of hard work. 

It does.  This is a harsh truth that many newbie netpreneurs don’t want to hear.  You’ve probably heard the gurus saying that building an online business is easy!  But in fairness to the gurus, what they mean is that building an online business is straight forward and not rocket science.  And the fact that any clear thinking person prepared to put the hours in can do it make it do-able.  But not easy.

And there’s the rub.  Building an online business takes a lot of hard work!  I know.  I’ve been putting a lot of hours in every week (just ask my husband!).  Yes, I do believe that when it’s up and running it is possible to maintain the “make money on auto pilot” internet business set up with just a few hours work a week.  But the initial business building and first-time automation takes a lot of hard work because there is just so much to do. 

After all, when you start up as a newbie, there is so much to do and so much to learn.  Any project starts as one big mess with no focus.  There is no obvious direction and everything screams at you that it must be done NOW!  Talk about stress!

And amidst all this tangled ball of wool that is your business plan, the gurus preach “focus”.  Do one thing at a time and you will succeed.”  That’s great advice!  So how do you do this?  Where do you start?  Just how do you make sense on the internet marketing maze?

You direct all your online attentions to building a list.

That is not to say you just stop doing everything else.  Rather that building a mailing list is so crucial to your online business that you must structure everything you do online to building a mailing list. 

Think about building your list:

·         Whenever you put up a website and add a sign-up form

·         When you create a new ebook – also create a “lite” version teaser to give away as a list building tool

·         Whenever you send emails, add your main squeeze page URL in the signature

·         Whenever you make a blog comment, use your main squeeze page URL as your website URL etc!

 

Everyone struggles to build a list – even the gurus struggled when they first started.  It’s true that the “money is in the list” so you need to build a list FIRST if you are ever to make money online.

Focus on list building and you will put yourself in the best possible position to succeed online.  Grab a free step by step guide to building your list online and you’ll be unstoppable! 

But remember.  Online success does not come overnight.  You’ve got to be in it for the long haul.

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