Saturday, May 08, 2010

Servant Leadership is about empowering others to get to the top with you!


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Just finished reading Jesus, CEO - Using Ancient Wisdom For Visionary Leadership by Laurie Beth Jones.

If you are interested in servant leadership and have not read Laurie Beth's books I highly recommend them for personal growth.

Laurie list several Affirmations for Leaders at the end of this book. Here are the first ten to help you start your day out positive and moving towards your goal of getting to the top:

I proudly say I AM, knowing clearly my strengths and God-given talents. I repeat my strengths to myself often, knowing my words are my wardrobe.

I have learned in my own wilderness what my strengths are. I use "desert times" to get clearer on my calling and my true goals.

I am clear about my mission and spend time working on and accomplishing what is deepest and truest and most inspiring.

I shape my own destiny. What I believe, I become. What I believe, I can do.

What I say and ask for is accomplished in amazing ways and with amazing speed.

I keep in constant contact with my Higher Power, knowing that I need added insight to see the road up ahead.

I do the difficult things. I accomplish difficult and challenging tasks with strength and resolve, knowing that these jumps are placed in the arena for training and strengthening.

I do not need or seek others' approval. I am internally connected to my Higher Power and listen to the still, small voice that alone knows my best path.

I commit my passion to my cause, knowing that passion is the power that creates new life, new joys, and new accomplishments for myself and others.

I see things differently and am always willing to look at situations in new and enlivening ways.

Some of the lessons learned from this book -

As a dedicated servant team leader it's important to mobilize the team for action by stepping back from being in control. Always allow people to learn and grow in their own way. Delegate by teaching them to fish which means to duplicate without you. Do not be so focused on yourself being at the top that you are not allowing others to get to the top with you.

Everyday there are managers and leaders who try to climb their way to the top using other people as their stepladder.

Servant leadership is about serving other people not yourself. The more you put the focus on others the more confident you become.

Plug the team into a proven system of power where they find their way to duplicate your efforts and become servant leaders themselves.

The temptation to have everything done all at once and perfectly often leads to procrastination, inactivity, or outright paralysis. We see this often in Network Marketing don't we? People seem to have a really hard time making a decision to join or not to join, start or not to start? All because they believe they don't know everything right now.

Do you need to see the whole picture before you can move forward? Try taking it one step at a time! Just do it!

Believe in yourself and stick to the mission.

Give praise and recognition to others.

Do not judge others.

Have a passionate commitment to the cause.

Have a plan and take action.

Be human and let others know of your weaknesses. When you do this it encourages the team to know they can get there too.

Be bold, be visible and take one step at a time taking everyone to the top with you!

Personally I'm working on myself everyday to be a better servant leader and looking forward to seeing you at the top!


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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Blogging 101 Sue Seward Online Marketing Coach

Are U Branding Online with a Blog?

A blog is much like a personal website only its focus is more of a personal journal or diary that's opened up for anyone who chooses to read it.

A blog is a wonderful complement to your personal website, newsletters, articles, and overall building your personal brand online.

Your blog writing will center around a specific topic related to your target market. Each post will contain your personal thoughts, experiences, resources, training, coaching relevant to your topic. The key is to develop your style of writing and anyone can do it. When I started online in 1996 I had no degrees or writing experience.

I just dove in and did it! Today I'm a published MLM author. Who would have thought?

Much like the personal website, a blog is another tool to share who you are and begin establishing relationships. However, with a blog, your site visitors can leave comments and the relationship becomes a two way conversation and connects you to your readers.

Everyone seems to be moving in the direction of blogging online so if you have a business and would like to promote your business online, this might be the perfect time to learn about blogging or if you already have a blog why not get paid to blog or self-fund your blog? Especially in this economy when it's time to think
outside the box! So many people now days are looking for extra ways to earn more income and pay expenses.

By making connections with other entrepreneurs online, I've come across a new blogging network that actually pays down 5 levels to refer the blogging service to other people - (I just imported all of my blog content from here at blogspot). All of my content for the last five years imported right into the blog network which uses Wordpress, with a ton of added features.

This sort of takes me back to the ole .WS Global Domains International days way back over twelve years ago. You may remember them. I still to this day receive a commission check deposited into my bank account every month from that program and have not done any marketing to grow that program in over ten years. I referred a few people way back then and it just sort of took off with Viral Power.

I've had several brainstorming sessions on the phone with one of the top affiliates to go over some of the features of the blogging network and I'm extremely impressed and excited about the possibilities it has for anyone with a business or anyone who loves to blog and wants to incorporate their business into their blog. I have those audio recordings for anyone who joins our blogging network.

There is a resource training center available included for all affiliates, with step by step how to videos chopped full of valuable nuggets to help people expose their business online. After thirteen years online this is one of the tools I've been searching for.

We are planning some blog talk radio interviews centered around blogging so more people understand how to use a blog, brand themselves and expose their business to more people. This network however, shows you step by step how to get your blog set up and running fairly quickly and how to advertise your home business.

People contact me often asking.. "Sue how can I get a personalized website to promote my business and build a presence online and brand myself?" We used to using website builders, now the trend is blogging!

Anyone can promote their business and brand themselves with this blogging network and there is a 5 level commission pay out so at the same time anyone can earn some extra money referring others or just have their own blog paid for.

I've started receiving more hits to not only my blog and networking newsletter, which I have connected with my blog; visitors are being attracted to my primary business website as well because there's a link for my business connected from my blog. This is a huge benefit alone.

I've been looking for a streamlined platform to promote my coaching and primary business and really love the fact that we can refer others and earn some extra income to pay expenses for our business. That's why I love self-funded programs and this one just happens to have viral power to help boost our personal brand even more.

The network is Free for the first 30 days so why not give it a whirl!? It's very affordable at only $9.95 a month after that to start your own branding online.

With just ten referrals your blog will be paid for and the network will help you get listed at the top of the search engines and you will be able to promote your business in our exclusive Group Advertising Network.

The goal is to eventually streamline one of my other personal training websites into this self-funded network.

Several of my networking colleagues have already decided to try it out and are already loving all the features and training they are receiving to promote their business -

Here are a few tips to getting started with your blog - remember with the above network we also offer you a free resource and training center filled with golden nuggets to help you on your blogging journey to success in Branding U!

1. Who is your ideal reader?

2. Examine the reasons or purpose of why you want to publish a

3. How do you want your readers to feel when they read your blog?
What's your writing style - humorous, visionary, educator??

4. What do you want your readers to do when they read your blog? -
call to action

5. How much time do you have to devote to your blog each week?
Start planning a schedule for writing.

6. Name your blog. Think in terms of keywords and target market.
What's your niche? How does it relate to your online presence?

7. Sign up for a blog account - see free 30 day trial link below

8. Be sure you register a domain name for your blog; for example mine is I always recommend using your name to Brand U!

9. Set up your blog -

- Choose a theme that best suits your style with colors, layout, and side bar items. Our blogging platform has over 200+ themes to choose from and over 100+ plugins. Personally I uploaded my own Lake Travis photo for my header.

- Choose colors that complement your personal website, logo/header

- Set up your content categories and lists

- Develop your "profile"

10. Drive traffic to your blog site:

- Submit to blog directories and search engines - (All of this comes included with our blogging network)

- Submit to regular search engines like Google and Yahoo - (this is done for all affiliates with our blogging network)

- Have a sign up form on your blog so visitors can get your posts by email - this can be set up with an Aweber account. Don't have an account?

-Sign up for an AWEBER autoresponder account here - then be sure you sign up as an affiliate because this is another self-funded program-


- Syndicate your blog with RSS feeds. Any website you have may offer an RSS feed feature. When you set this up, this means that whenever you post something on your blog, it will show up on the website you've placed the RSS feed.

When I write a post on the blogging network there is a share button with about 50+ networks to post my blog to such as - Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,, Yahoo, Plaxo, Linkedin. Viral Power...

Be sure you register for some of these networks if you have not already do so. For instance with you can post a message and viral power it out to more that one network at a time depending on which networks you are registered with. When I post something on it gets posted on both Twitter and Facebook saving me time.

11. Create links to your blog -

- put a link in your email signature file

- on your personal website or any profile pages within social

- Article Resource Box

- in your newsletter

- Business Cards

-put links to your primary business on your blog

12. Blogging is another valuable tool for online networking and branding. Comment on other blogs related to your target market, build your credibility, and drive traffic to your blog. When you post on another persons blog, your name/ID profile will be a hyperlinked back to you.

>Free 30 Day Profit-With-Your-Blog

Let me know how I can best support you in branding U online!

Teach Your Team To Fish & Feed Them For A Lifetime!

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To Your Success!

Sue Seward
Branding U - Online Marketing Coach

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How To Monetize Your Blog

Are you branding yourself online using a blog?

If so do you know how to monetize it? Would you like to have your blog paid for and get paid to blog at the same time?

I've come across a new self-funded blogging program that actually pays down 5 levels to refer this blogging service to other entrepreneurs - (I just imported all of my blog content from blogspot to this service.) All of my content for the last five years imported easily into this blog which uses Wordpress.

I was on the phone with one of the partners for over an hour last Friday and we have another call set up for this week to go over more questions.

If you have been looking for a way to have your own personalized blog to promote your business, build your presence online, brand yourself and at the same time earn some extra money referring others or just have your own blog paid for, this may be a valuable system for you and others you know who are looking for ways to promote their business.

It's Free for the first 30 days so give it a whirl! It's only $9.95 a month after that. Right now I'm paying over $70 a month for various personal websites/blogs and planning to eventually streamline everything into this self-funded system for $9.95 a month. With just ten referrals your blog is paid for and you will be listed at the top of the search engines too.

Even though I've been branding myself and building a business online for over thirteen years I'm not a technical person. I have no idea how search engines work so leave that to these experts! They have all the training in place to plug into that will show you how to set up your blog and/or transfer your current content from various blogging platforms over to this one. It's very simple step by step training that will have you up and running in no time promoting your business.

I'm here to assist you with any marketing questions you may have because that's my expertise - networking, making connections, sponsoring, training and building a long term residual income.

Take a peek and see if this is something you can use to brand yourself and promote your business -


Let me know what questions you have!

May you never miss a rainbow or a sunset because you were looking down!

To Your Prosperity!

Sue Seward
512-382-5109 Hm/Off
979-248-1020 Mobile

"You Can Have Anything You Want When You Help Enough Other People Get What They Want!" Zig Ziglar

Monday, April 05, 2010

Building Your Business & Teach Your Team To Fish

Finding BIG Fish!

Copyright © 2000 by Sue Seward. All Rights Reserved. (Revised 2010)

It has taken some time to finally realize the importance of seeking out seriously motivated, self starting people that are looking for a new business opportunity right now. In other words, they are already in the looking zone and open to new ideas and ways to increase their revenue streams.

In the beginning I would sponsor anyone that would sign the paperwork! Everyone was a target! Not such a good thing, hey what do you expect from a newbie and besides that’s what we were taught to do.

Most of these people were really not serious and did not realize that a business takes consistent effort, persistence and focus. There’s no get rich quick over night success opportunities out there unless you plan to win the lottery someday and that someday may never come. It takes years of hard work and initiative.

If someone tells you they will build your business, or this system will build your business, turn the other way because that’s not true. Network Marketing is a real business just like any other business . You decide how much time to take.

There's no free lunch and no such thing as a downline building club. Emails come in from people I’ve never met saying “you have to join this X builder program now because you have a 100 people in your downline already!” Oh yeah? So who are these 100 people and where did they come from?

Personally I decided years ago to take on the attitude of Showshawme, an ordinary fellow who started years ago in Cell Tech. He is listed in Richard Poe's book Wave 3, under chapter 6, Catch a Big Fish. This particular story caught my eye because there are some valuable lessons to be learned about putting fishing lines in the water. Here's a little snippet -

"Showshawme is a "big fish". He's the sort of catch for which every new distributor in network marketing is avidly angling. Yet Showshawme is no superman. He has no special skills or unusual techniques. He’s just an ordinary fellow that does some extraordinary fishing.

How did he do it? Simple. Showshawme recruited other big fish. He says "my income didn't come from sponsoring lots of people," he says, "It came from sponsoring only two or three main lines. And from those two or three people, hundreds of thousands of other people have come."

Showshawme targeted his fish with a shrewd eye to their personal and professional spheres of influence. He knew exactly who he wanted to work with and how they would help him build his business. Then Showshawme zeroed in on his prospects with relentless persistence and won them to his cause. (he built relationships and made friends with people that he wanted to work with, people that had great circles of influence.

So the morale of this story is? Knowing whom to target and when to turn on the pressure are key skills that, when mastered, have the potential to turbo charge your business with an extraordinary Butterfly Effect.

Focus on learning these skills that will help you personally become a more effective leader, sponsor, Network Marketing Professional and develop into a fisher of people!

Now are you ready to go fishing and teach your team to fish?

We'll see you on this Thursday's training webinar –

Grow Your Business by Teaching Your Team To Fish

Thursday - April 8 at 9:00 PM EST

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


Do you have a desire to move your business forward faster by contacting people who are in the looking zone right now?

Kathy Porter Diamond Team Leader in New York along with Director Sue Seward in Texas, will present the first of a two part training in their "Teach Your Team To Fish" webinar series.

Part One: working leads requires a successful mind set and consistent follow-up whether you're fishing on the internet, with leads you purchase or in your own backyard. We'll teach you the core skill sets to stock up your tackle box, bait your hooks and cast your lines.

If you are interested in learning how to work your leads more effectively and pick up some networking nuggets and ways to build in your local area join us -

April 8th – Thursday at – 9 pm EST

K.I.S.S. - Keep It Super Simple!

See you there! Bring your fishing poles!

Sue Seward

Sue is an entrepreneur, author, coach, loyal friend and team player who has been networking, connecting and building relationships online since 1996. She is a full time career earner in Network Marketing and lives at Lake Travis in Austin Texas with her husband and two sons and enjoys bird watching, lake activities, gardening and gluten free cooking. Contributing author to >
and The Network Marketing Business Journal, co-author of the >The Direct Selling Women's Alliance
book ‘Build It Big’ – 101 Insider Secrets From Top Direct Selling Experts & trainer on their Mentored By The Master Series CD. >Spicewood Lions Club

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What is more valuable - time or money?

Bluebonnets everywhere! And they just keep on producing all over the place once they've been planted!

Jim Rohn said "Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can't get more time."

It's the end of March and another super month of people joining our business to take back control of their lives!

It’s also the beginning of spring and the middle of the current Prime Recruiting Season.

When done correctly, the productivity you achieve over the next 90 days can cause your downline to be in full-blown momentum by the middle of summer. Then by next fall during the next Prime Recruiting Season, your downline could explode from all the extra seed planting you did in the spring.

Be sure that you have a good supply of consistent leads flowing through your pipeline. If you do not let me know and I will refer you to some excellent lead sources. Every month I buy two shares in our team Pay Per Click coop and we are signing people up every month from this coop using our team online marketing website system.

I caution those who are only using social media to depend on for building their business. This can be a deceiving business building method because it’s just that – ‘social’ – media.

How many people have signed up this month from social media methods? I’ll answer that question for myself - none. We have however signed up several distributors from our pay per click leads and have several others who are interested.

What social media can do for your business is take up a lot of your valuable time. Time that could be spent in calling and connecting with real people who are interested in starting a business with you. These are people who have actually requested that you call them and assist them in starting a business. Why not be spending time with these people? They are out there waiting for you to pick up the phone and call them!

A social media connection usually already has a business so really all you could be doing is spinning your wheels with them. Yes it’s great to make a connection and build a relationship because you never know when someone you meet from social media could be in the looking zone that's true too.

I've been making connections online for over thirteen years and have never depended on social media solely to build my business. In fact, it's a very small piece of the pie. A sliver actually because of the saturation of the Internet over the years especially in this area.

The point I’m making here is if someone is depending totally on social media to build their business they may be ‘deceived’ and could end up with a very slow building business in the long run. So why not spread your seeds out?

The better way to build your business is with people who are in the looking zone. That means hot/warm market or cold market. You choose. The business will not build by itself and it will not build with social media alone.

It's important to consistently be putting people in your pipeline and then follow through and follow up and duplicate the same process with your team! If all there is is a bunch of social media groopies all hanging out socializing, then who's building a real business and more importantly who's mentoring the team?

Meantime -

1) If people wanted to make more money before, they really want to now.

2) Tax Refund checks are giving people the extra funds to get started.

3) People are looking and getting started. Someone is going to sell or sponsor them why not you?

4) When approached "correctly", most people are nice, pleasant, and interested especially when they requested to be called in the first place. Make sense?

We encourage distributors if you want to get your business to grow then double, triple, or do everything you can to multiply/duplicate your efforts. This means taking Massive Action in picking up your phone and calling people who have asked you to call and help them right now!

By the way if you are looking for leads, here's another lead source we've used and recommend from -
and Tracy Biller's leads and training at ->

To Your Success!

Sue Seward

"You Can Have Anything You Want When You Help Enough Other People Get What They Want!" Zig Ziglar