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Learn Business Strategy and Funding at Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit Jun 7,8,9 in Anaheim, CA

Maria SimoneNot Just Another Summit. Learn from the Best and Actually Pitch to Investors!

Maria Simone, successful business women, has had several successful businesses and has raised over $4Million for business, puts on the most comprehensive business summit I have attended for the Entrepreneur.

I met Maria at the first Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit, which was really a great affair and I heard that this year it was bigger and better so I checked it out and had to get Maria on to tell you about it…. Come meet me there.

Thank you Simone for sharing a moment with me. I know your are crazy busy and I cannot wait to see you at the event- JW

Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit

Register Today for the Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit

June 7-9, 2012
“Bringing Business & Consciousness Together To Create Sustainable Success!”

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Have you ever felt like you had to choose between having a successful business and living an “enlightened” life?

It had always been “either or” for me until some years ago. I found myself working VERY hard for all the success I had, yet noticed there were others around me who seemed to attract what they wanted with ease.
The operative word being ATTRACT.

I finally realized that these people were tapped into a higher consciousness and used this knowing to create the life of their dreams. Over the years I’ve sought to create that same ease of success and in doing so have not only completely transformed my personal life but ALSO I’m experiencing more sustainable success in business.

There is a quickening of this awareness on the planet and it appears the ways of doing business have changed for all of us. As we experience this new awakening, I wanted to share the essence of what has been particularly helpful to me in moving forward as an Enlightened Entrepreneur:

The ways of doing business have dramatically evolved as it becomes clear how truly connected we all are. – Maria Simone

Register Today for the Enlightened Entrepreneur SummitWe invite you to participate in a 3 day experience, June 7-9, 2012, where Enlightened Entrepreneurs will discover how to succeed by forming profitable new collaborations, creating deeper connections with customers, and by having a positive impact on your community.

WHO WILL YOU MEET?

World-class business leaders, innovators, thought leaders, marketers, social media experts, market influencers, breakthrough specialists, and potential investors.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

We’ll share profitable cutting edge business practices as well as creating a space for inspired joint venture partnerships amongst the participants. Every attendee will have the opportunity to contribute and shine during our facilitated networking sessions. We’ll help YOU achieve YOUR BUSINESS GOALS better and faster than you ever imagined.

This is for you if:

  • You have a vision.
  • You’re passionate about making a difference.
  • You desire to prosper by being of service to others.
  • You see the value in partnership and how you can achieve more through partnership than you could ever create ALONE.
  • You have a growing business and would like to implement best methods from like-minded individuals.

The quickest path to success is to align yourself with like-minded individuals who have the skills, talents, resources, and connections you need to achieve your goals.

The unique and dynamic agenda has been designed for start-ups and growing businesses and will be delivered by world-class business builders…people who know, people who care! We’ve also made sure you’ll have plenty of opportunity for masterminding, socializing and collaborating DURING the event.
You’ll leave with a renewed spirit, an updated plan, new friendships with extraordinary people, a new team and an arsenal of resources.More of what you will learn includes:

  • Inside knowledge from people who have created wealth in business
  • Best practices and cutting edge branding and marketing strategies
  • Business building Social Media strategies
  • Facilitated networking and mentoring sessions
  • Eliminate limiting beliefs that no longer serve you
  • Re-discover the perfect balance for your life
  • Multiple funding strategies for start-ups and growing businesses
  • Networking with investors, business experts and thought leaders

Speakers Include:

  • Maria Simone, CEO Passion To Prosperity
  • Charles Barkley, Basketball Icon

    Charles Barkley

    Charles Barkley

  • Don Miguel Ruiz, Bestselling Author “The Four Agreements
  • Lorlal Langemeir, Bestselling Author, Trainer, “Millionaire Maker”
  • Marcia Wieder, America’s Dream Coach
  • Marcia Martin, Transformational Leadership Consultant
  • Mike Koenigs, Speaker, Trainer, Internet Marketer (Traffic Geyser)
  • Don Miguel Ruiz

    Don Miguel Ruiz

    Chadwick Kerby, Partner Manager at Infusionsoft

  • Steven Sadleir, Founder Self Awareness Institute
  • James and Lorraine Conaway, Smart Money Talk Radio
  • Kim Castle, Speaker, TV Host and Brand Visioneer
  • Ed Rholl, CHI Consulting
  • Sherry Watson, CEO of The Power of Grant Money™
  • Jill Lublin, CEO Promising Promotions
  • Lynn Rose, Actress, Speaker, The Wow Factor
  • DC Cordova, Money and You®
  • And So Many More

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Register Today for the Enlightened Entrepreneur Summit

Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
12021 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840

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Is Social Networking Becoming Specialized?

Social Networks are everywhere and it seems like everyone is at least on one or six of them.  Where are we going with this?

Almost everyone it seems belongs to a social network like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Jaiku, Plaxo, Roov, Friendfeed, Nexopia, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, Orkut, Pownce, Xing or Eacademy and they are becoming more and more popular every day.  I get so many request to join different ones that as soon as I see the requests I delete them.  You only have so much time in the day to go check all your various networks.  I like LinkedIn because as a businessman I don’t get bothered with pokes and hearts.  I get to meet and search on other businessmen that I may be able to work with.

Most of the networks that I have seen have different cultures like MySpace and Facebook that seem to be designed for families and friends wheras, Xing, Ecademy and LinkedIn are more business aligned.

How many people are using social networks worldwide?  I have no clue, but it is in the hundreds of millions and shows no signs slowing in the near future.  Facebook just blew MySpace out of the water with 161 million unique visitors worldwide in September, compared to 117 million for MySpace in September. 

There are many reasons people are on social networks.  Sometimes it is just to connect with friends.  Sometimes it is to make new friends.  Sometimes it is to meet with known business contacts, sometimes it is to meet new business contacts and sometimes it is to try to build very large networks of people in order to stroke your ego or to build a large database to market to.  Whether you are or are not on a large network you still do not like to be spammed or marketed for the most part. 

Recently with the advent of websites like Ning, everyone can now create their own social network.  It is daunting at best.  This sounds almost nuts, but I believe that with the advent of Ning that the new wave may be the niche network.  You will still have to go to the big boys if you are collecting names to build large lists, but in order to really be effedtual and get to work with like minded people you may find yourself going to or guilding a smaller specialized network.

On the smaller networks you are more assured of networking with like minded individuals that will be open to your projects, products and services.  Small networks tend to have, support and make their sites work best for the type of group they support or market to.

In order to test this theory and to better support the members of a group I started on LinkedIn, I have started a new social network that is dedicated and supports investors and professionals that work in and support the Commercial Real Estate Industry.

All the News on the site is dedicated to Commercial Real Estate or Global Finance.  The Forums allow members to offer their projects or services and allows Investors to use these services or search for professionals they may need.  The Groups are geared toward the Investor or Professional and so you don’t have to wade through thousands of unrelated sites.

The Ning network allows you to build a social network for your group or cause and allows enought customization for you to get most of what you need to do done.  This is a FREE service so for the small cost of your time you can build a network of great value.

I don’t know where this will all go.  Maybe the large networks can tie together to give everyone the ability to search for what we need from everyone on the big sites.  That would be exciting or maybe we will be like doctors specializing more and more.  Since social networking is still in it’s infancy, it will be fun to watch.

10 Reasons Why You Will Fail At Social Business Networking

Many of us have found that social networking can pay off very big.  Some of us run around signing up for everything without results.  Why do I think so many fail at taking advantage of this incredible opportunity? 

 

I have to define that I am a user of LinkedIn and have my own network at www.crepig.com, which is niched toward commercial real estate professionals and investors.  I am not talking about MySpace or other sites for making friends.  Thought I still believe that most of these reasons still could apply.

 

  1. You don’t upload your photo.  People like to see who you are.  Upload a professional or at least halfway decent picture of yourself.  Take the time to make sure it is not too dark or that you are too small to be recognized.  Also if you upload your business logo or a picture at least you have gone halfway, but you still get a better response from your own face…
  2. You don’t join any groups.  If you don’t like the groups offered start your own.  I have started several groups on LinkedIn and some have grown to Super Groups and others have done nothing.  Why?  I find that I never know what the public wants.  Put yourself out and find out.  Join a group that means something to you.  Woody Allen famously said that “80 percent of success is showing up.”
  3. You don’t participate in the group you belong to.  If 80% is showing up the other 20% is participation.  If you sit back and wait for people to come to you; you will wait a long time.
  4. You don’t place your promotion in a Forum or Blog.  If you don’t let people know what you offer what other reason might they have to connect or speak to you?
  5. You don’t fill out your profile completely.  If people are searching for your service and your profile doesn’t name your product, project or service than how will they find you?
  6. You don’t place your contact information in a non private area for people to see and be able to get ahold of you.  If you are afraid that you might get spammed then go to your email provider and make an alias address.  When I join a network I make an alias account.  eg. at LinkedIn I use linkedin@prigen.net.  This allows me to see where I am getting emails and spam from.  I can then change the email whenever I wish without my friends loosing my main address.  I can’t tell you how many times I read something I got excited about only to find that the writer did not leave any contact info… Argh! 
  7. You don’t allow emails from forums or mail to you to get to you.  If you join a site and then don’t allow the site to keep you abreast of what is up then how will you stay in the loop.  Sometimes you just want to get your name or business out there and don’t want to be bothered by updates.  OK, but at least allow the site to contact you.
  8. You never update your profile.  If you are not getting feedback or contacts from your current profile or Forum post you need to update it.  Every copy writer that is worth their salt knows that you need to change up constantly to find out what copy works best.  If you are getting a lot of play from your promotion then you don’t have to change till demand goes down, but feel free to play.
  9. You have something to say or promote and you don’t set up any teleseminars.  You can get a conference line from FREE Conference call for FREE.  Duh….  Get a number and promote your teleseminar or Webinar in the Events Section.
  10. If you are doing all the above and still not getting any play you might have to re-evaluate what you offer.  Successful businesses make money in direct respect to the value they offer.  What value are you offering.  If you offer no or little value then you will make no or little money.

 

In conclusion I would ask that if you want success you need to make your own Luck, get off your butt and do something.  Don’t wait for the phone to ring… Make it ring.  Get involved.  Get to know people.  Call people that you consider prospects and ask them what they need.  Don’t vomit all your information all over them and especially don’t be pushy.  What a big turn-off.  Listen, get to know another person and be of service.   

JW Najarian 11/21/08
www.jwnajarian.com
www.crepig.com 

CREPIG

C R E P I G
Commercial Real Estate Professional Investors Group

This stands for the Commercial Real Estate Professional Investors Group.  It was started on LinkedIn and has grown to over 2100 users since March.   Here is the link to Join:  www.linkedin.com/e/gis/79765

CREPIG was set up to allow commercial real estate professional investors, lendors, consultants, developers, financial institutions and others network together in order to give or find funding and expertise to close and complete deals.  CREPIG is interested in the funding of Socially Responsible, Concious and Green projects and is especially interested in the sustainabilty of social business entities.

My group was growing very fast and although LinkedIn was adding news and Discussions to the groups it wasn’t enough.  I needed to get everyone to a place where they could serve and get served.  A place where you could blog, have discussions, tie groups together, do more with your own page and much more.  I love LinkedIn, but it is adding very slowly and most of the professionals I speak to want to get going.

Using Ning

I started a Ning site for the group and it is also growing very fast.  It’s a pretty amazing site.

Come Join the PIG

The acronym of CREPIG has given me some grief, but I have decided to embrace it by calling the site The PIG.  Yes you too can join the PIG….  I have added RSS news, videos, pictures, forums and plenty of great groups.  If you are in finance, commercial real estate or any of a number of occupations and companies that deal with real estate and funding of projects big and small; you are allowed to promote your product, service or project in many different ways.

Come check out the new site at www.CREPIG.com.