How Do You Decide If You Want To Learn More About Owning A Coastal Vacations Business?

Are you tired, fed up and frustrated by the many home based business marketing websites around the internet that make big promises but provide little to no factual information before you enter your personal contact information to again access into the website you are looking at. Are you concerned about jamming up your e-mail inbox with spam and fluff and hype auto-responder messages? Don’t like getting home from a long day at work to find your voicemail clogged with lots of messages from all sorts of different people you don’t think you requested a call from? Or worse, concerned that filling out a form on the internet might open you up to all kinds of scams and even potential identity theft? Are you looking for a genuine and credable, realistically profitable home based business and find you don’t know where or how to get the information you need about the Coastal Vacations home based business opportunity?Do you know that very often, completing a form on the internet without reading all the “fine print” can lead to lots of spam e-mail and irritating calls from telephone solicitors? While some internet lead generation marketing companies are highly ethical, they ARE few and far betweenJani Teeter, a Level III Director with the Coastal Synergy Group had these experiences when she was looking for a way to create financial and time freedom for herself as a single mother. She has had to shut down several e-mail accounts and change her telephone number on several occasions. Recently, she has decided to launch her own personal website that does not put others looking for the straight information about the Coastal Vacations home based business opportunity in the same position she herself was in a few short years ago.”I want to give people the choice to review all the general information, facts and details about this business before they decide to get in contact with me. If they know about the business already, it helps me answer questions that relate to their own personal situation and see if this is the business opportunity they are looking for without wasting anyones time un -necessarily”. Jani started her business with the Coastal Synergy Group in September 2006, and found success rapidly by simply following the well tested system the CSG has in place. “I love the leads provided by Cutting Edge Media. That company really delivers- and the advantage of the movie and premium campaigns is that people inquiring are given the option to start walking through the CSG’s 3-step online marketing tour right away. I continue to use their campaigns, and encourage my team members to do the same. The system works- if you do- its been proven by other happy CSG members time and time again”.So why create a personal website in addition to buying online advertising with CEM?”I saw a need, and fully believe in using several different sources to promote your Coastal Vacations business. I also wanted to get people straight, credible and verifiable information about Coastal Vacations, The Coastal Synergy Group, The Coastal Success Team and myself without having to jump through virtual hoops. I have included testimonials from my team members on the website, complete with contact information. Potential business owners that are looking for a serious and genuine business opportunity can find out right away if this business, system and myself fit their personal needs. They don’t have to take it from me, what this business, the CSG and myself are all about. An additional benefit is that my team members and associates also have an additional form of lead generation that is available to them- free of charge. Anyone that contacts them to learn more becomes a training sale. At the same time, I can teach them about various marketing and promotions techniques that will take them to the next level in their own businesses.But is it working?”Yes, as a matter of fact- it is! My site was officially finished on Friday May 4, 2007 I have been pleasantly surprised by the unexpectedly quick response I am getting so far! I’m not looking for everyone to join my team and work with me, but those who resonate with my personality and philosophy are finding me! Its that old saying in action- build it and they will come! I’m having lots of fun, meeting great people and learning new things constantlyNot a bad start for a previous healthcare worker and single mother with no previous experience in internet marketing or the travel industry.Jani highly recommends finding your own niche in the Coastal Vacations business. Everyone has unique skills, personalities and abilities they bring to the Coastal Vacations family. She firmly believes that it is the right leadership that will help you find your own success- whatever your personal vision of success is. She believes in choosing carefully from the many different directors and groups that make up Coastal Vacations. Do your homework, ask questions, get the straight facts, and prove to your own satisfaction that Coastal is one of the very few credible, non multi-level marketing home based business on the internet today. Don’t fall for smart marketing tactics that promise the moon and play on your very real and valid fears about starting a business of your own.Success with Coastal is available to everyone, regardless of previous experience or personal background. Find the right leader to help guide you towards your goals, and that you will be able to work with. Jani believes that there is no system or substitute that can replace personal, one on one guidance and mentorship. Know the Coastal Vacations business model, know yourself and then choose the Director that best suits your needs and learning style. The rest will happen just as it should.

Ways To Effectively Work From Home

In this day and age, there are several people who work from home on a regular or on an on-and-off basis. The reasons could be numerous, starting from health issues, long commute, maternity, and so on. The belief that an employee needs to be in the office to be efficient is now gradually changing, with benefits of working from home arising aplenty. However, for some people, especially if you have just begun to work from home, things can get a bit overwhelming. Here are a few things you can do to organize your ‘home office’.

A Constant Office Space

Setting up one room (or a portion of a room) as your office can go a long way in creating a sense of mood and motivation that might otherwise be lacking when you are not in office. Fix a table, an ergonomic chair (yes, it is an investment you will not regret if you work from home regularly), and other essentials you might need for work, for example, a charging station for your computer or mobile phone around that area. Stick to that place the best you can while working and move away when you are not. You can still visit that area when you are not working, but make sure it is not close to the bed that you sleep in. In smaller houses this might be difficult to arrange but try to set up your workplace in a different room than your bedroom. This is not because you might accidentally climb onto your bed, and sleep during working hours, but because your quality of sleep at night might be affected by the presence of your work things.

Air Quality

While you are indoors through the major portion of the day, it is important to ensure you get sufficient ventilation, and good quality air to breathe. If you live in an area where the pollution level is low, keep your windows open at all times for the fresh air to stimulate your brain, and improve your efficiency. If, unfortunately, you live in an area where the outside air is horrid, an air purifier is recommended. Remember, your health is of utmost importance no matter from where you work.

Exercise

Although exercising is a mandate for everybody, it is even more crucial for people who work from home. When you are in office, you might take frequent breaks down to the cafeteria or a roadside tea/coffee shop, but when you are home, these breaks are eliminated from your routine. Hence, it is of utmost importance to exercise regularly. Choose whatever works for you – yoga, aerobics, weights, cardio, but be regular and diligent about it.

Venture Out

Make it a point to get out of the house at least for ten or fifteen minutes every working day. You could either run a quick errand such as going to the ATM, picking up dry-cleaning, buying dinner, and so on, or you could take a simple walk in your neighbourhood at the very least. Going outside once in a day and seeing other people on the road helps your brain relax, because, after all, we are all social beings.

Do Not Overwork

Many people, especially in the beginning, tend to feel guilty about not working from the office. They feel that they are not working enough, or something is missing. Some people have it even worse because others who go to office regularly have a tendency to point fingers and condemn those who work from home. Snide remarks such as “Oh, what do you know about the hectic traffic we go through”, or “You work from home, that must mean you have plenty of time”, to “I don’t think people who work from home actually get any work done”, are very commonly heard. Do not get bogged down by such things. Just because you work from home does not mean you should work longer hours. Fix your work hours as you would if you were in office, and stick to it.

Conversations With CEOs – Why Business Savvy Counts

“But I know my profession inside out,” says my next door neighbour. “I don’t understand why this particular contract eluded us.”

Most of us can checkmark the long list of reasons why clients do business with us. Besides establishing rapport and long-term relationships, providing excellent quality of service and technical accuracy, often there is one important criteria that hasn’t been given consideration. This is most true when dealing with senior executives. Decision makers gravitate to professional experts they trust to understand their business and the particular industry issues that can make or break their success.

They appreciate that you are an expert tax advisor for example, and wouldn’t see you if you weren’t. However, they are most interested in how you can help them navigate industy issues inside and outside of what you do as a professional. What do you actually know about business and particularly theirs? How conversant are you? Can they introduce you to their investors? Their Chairman of the Board?

Now you ask, “How can I keep up with all the nuances related to a multitude of industries when I can barely keep up with all the ongoing changes related to my own profession and staying at the top of my game?”

Here’s a few suggestions:

I. Identify the industries your top 20 clients and top 10 prospective clients come from?

II. Start with prioritizing a few industries to learn more about based on who you do profitable business with now.

III. Keep files of newspaper and magazine articles, industry journals and anything else you can find that’s pertinent for easy reference as required. Read them, think about them, make connections to your services.

IV. Ask clients about their industry issues. What level of knowledge would distinguish you from a competitive service provider and why is that important to them?

V. Finally, as you learn about the top issues currently affecting your clients, explore your expertise can help turn issues into opportunities rather than threats. Quantify how your services can minimize risks and make a difference in the achievement of the client’s objectives.

VI. File your stories, either your own or those that you hear about. For example, if you have a client who was able to retain one staff member that saved them $200,000. in recruitment and training costs, not to mention preventing loss of knowledge and clients, as a result of your consulting or coaching services, then be sure you find a way to save that story. Get a testimonial or at least be able to talk about the bottom line results that your client achieved as a result of working with you, Business Savvy Professional Extraordinaire!

VII. Have fun – part of lifelong learning is getting outside of our own boxes and jumping into other’s now and then to truly empathize and problem solve with clients.