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Great Upcoming Events to Check Out!

Great Upcoming Events to Check Out!

I just couldn’t help but to let you know about some upcoming events that you should check out – both virtually and around Denver.

Monday, April 5th – Guest on Hailey Wiseman’s Blog Talk Radio show – I’ll be talking about Spiritual Art of Business Success at 2pm MST http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haileywiseman  Hear more about the soulful perspective on business and marketing that can change your business

Tuesday, April 6th – FREE call and interview with George Carroll on my personal journey on Fear to Freedom – 2pm MST http://www.andreacostantine.com/facingfear This is a must for anyone who is wanting to do big things with their life and business!

Saturday, April 17th – The Infinity Experience in Denver – an incredible jam-packed day of being in the infinite – over $5000 in bonuses, various workshops, social gatherings, family fun and more. Register here at http://infinityexperience.com/?discount=andreacostantine.com

Tuesday, April 20th – The Soulful Marketing Circle – a monthly group for conscious entrepreneurs to share ideas, get support, and discover new marketing strategies to grow their business www.andreacostantine.com/circle

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Simple Tips for Increasing Your Blog Readership

First of all, the best kept blog in your industry isn’t going to serve you very well. The majority of time I see people make a few common mistakes with their blog. First, they don’t let people know about it – it’s hidden on their website, not connected to their site, or they just plan don’t mention it. Second, they don’t have an RSS reader and third, they aren’t consistent.

Here are a few simple tips on increasing your blog readership:

1.  Post your blog everywhere! Add your blog to blog directories, have it feed into Networked Blogs in Facebook, add it to your Linked In profile, put a link to it in your signature line in your email.

2. Drive traffic there with each new posts. Every time you post you should post about it on your different social networks and drive traffic back to it.

3. Add an RSS reader to your site and make it VERY visible and easy for people to subscribe to your blog – that way they get notified every time you have a new posting.

4. Grab traffic by posting on other people’s blogs with interesting comments.

5. Create a blogging circle with a few other colleagues that blog and comment on their posts and “Digg or Stumble Upon” it to get outside traffic. (These sites let you rate the posts)

6. Post interesting content on a regular and consistent basis. Whether once a week or every day, the key is consistency.

7. Engage your readers, ask your readers to comment on your blog and participate in the conversation.

8. Poll your readers and write content based on their questions.

9. Propose to be a guest blogger on someone else’s blog.

A blogging expert I highly recommend is Michelle Salater and her team at Written By Sumer www.writtenbysumer.com


Friday Featured Client Spotlight – Lizzy Driscoll, Live Well International

“Passionate, compassionate, and energetic” – these are just three of the words I’d use to describe Lizzy Driscoll of Live Well International.  With a heart of gold, and a path of service, Lizzy finds her place by helping others live healthier lives on a cellular level – both physically and emotionally.

Lizzy and I first crossed paths about seven months ago and I recently decided to take her up on her 5 day reset challenge – to jumpstart a spring weight loss plan, cut out the carbs, get more energy and increase my sleep. Lizzy was unbelievably supportive throughout the process offering me tips on well-being and self-care to make it through the process.

Her passion for her work, her compassion for others to achieve what they desire, and her uncanny ability to create the space for people make Lizzy an incredible choice for emotional and physical healing.

She holds five week health challenges, jam-packed with nutrition, support, and information, along with offering a wide variety of supplements and foods for weight-loss. Additionally, she is now offering a complete emotional healing experience to ensure your success with your goals.  Here what others have said about Lizzy:

The Bootcamp was awesome!  Lizzy is a great coach!  I absolutely love the way she and Ben Kroger, my NEW personal trainer, have come together to design a program that worked for me!  I really liked that there were several others in the program, who made it even more fun and helped increase my commitment and focus.  The Bootcamp, with the help of the USANA supplements, was not only reasonably priced, but also helped me improve my physical health and as a bonus lose some unwanted pounds!  I cannot believe it… I’ve lost my cravings while on the program, and can now say this allows ME to be more in control of ME!

Carol Griffin

Griffin Financial Services

Financial Advisor

Whether you have a goal to lose weight, increase your energy, or improve your overall wellness – contact Lizzy Driscoll at  www.livewellintl.com/lizzydriscoll

Staying True to Your Values While Competing in Today’s Market

A beautiful question was submitted by one of my readers that said “how do you stay true to values while competing in this market?”

It actually saddens me to think that some may feel that they need to cave into their values and beliefs because of what is happening in  the  external world about them. Good market or bad, staying true to your values is the only option in my opinion. 

It reminds me of my ten years in the mortgage business, when things were booming and good and     business was so easy to come by. Pipelines were full and anyone could qualify for a loan with a  steady job and a reasonable income. Ironically, business was good – so good that people lost touch with their values from bankers to brokers to the consumer. A foundational part of the housing crumble is that good people during a good economy forgot their values.

Ironically, those brokers and bankers who are still around today and who are thriving are likely the ones who saw through the bad values we saw just a few years ago. And through their care and concern of the people they work with are still providing reputable services.

Taking this into context of your own business – staying true to your own values is exactly HOW you compete in today’s market. As some may embrace fear by using tricky words, convincing behaviors, and being pushy to make a buck – staying true to who you are and what you value is sure to set you apart.

Being true to yourself is the only way to go and grow. A business created from a place of deceit, trickery, or lies is sure to crumble at some point. There’s no point in being something you are not – believing that you have to compromise your values to succeed implies to me a direct disconnection to a higher power – of where all good things come.

Tap into who you are and SHARE it with the world!

I’d love to hear your own stories about working from your values.


Just Be It!

You’ve probably heard me say more than once that Soulful Marketing is about a way of “being” and not a marketing state of “doing.” Unlike, most big marketers I use a different strategy for helping people grow their business – from a soul’s expression perspective. I spent years struggling to find purposeful and meaningful life work, and I don’t want to throw that all away to use marketing plans and systems that don’t feed my spirit, feel robotic, and that don’t light me up. As I continue my own path to learn, grow, evolve, and expand I get more confirmation on how your marketing is truly about a way of “being.” It’s not that you don’t have to do the things to market your business – blogs, newsletter, social media, but none of that matter if who you are being isn’t attractive. Have you ever stopped and thought about how others see you? I’m not talking about worrying what other people think of you, I am asking about how they “see” you. If you saw Avatar, it was one of my favorite themes in the movie – when they said to one another “I see you.” Meaning, I see you for who you really are. How does this relate to your business? Because if your prospects are seeing you for who you really are, it’s because of who you are being. We’ve heard the be, do, have principle. It’s one that I hated for some time, because I just couldn’t get it. But the more I have stepped into “being” the more I see miracles and massive results happen. Ironically, the more I’ve taken care of myself and the more I look into “who am I being in this moment” the more magical things transpire. You see, its way too easy to get lost in the doing. But I want you to think about the last interaction you had with someone, do you remember the last time you had a connection with someone? Were compelled to find out Tmore about their work? Or were moved to action to work with them? Was it anything they did, or was it who they were being? Many people forget that their energy, and what other people see is really the reason are businesses fill up, we get more clients, and we succeed. Ask yourself what energy are you putting out there? One of need? Lack? Failure? Or Fear? Or one of life, hope, dreams, or empowerment? Change the way you are being and you’ll see an amazing shift in results in what you are doing. You can find out more about my way of being in marketing by visiting http://www.andreacostantine.com/soulful

Friday Featured Client Spotlight – Susan Hyatt, Business Giving Strategies

There are some people who you meet and you know instantly that they are the expert in their industry and there would be no other choice but them, Susan Hyatt is one of those people.

An expert in understanding effective strategies of linking businesses and non-profits together in a way that  brings massive results to both sides, Susan has years of experience working with non-profits to help them strategize.

“Susan specializes in community involvement audits, strategic planning to integrate community and business goals, and designing unique all-win community involvement initiatives. She loves clients who are motivated by the business value created by social responsibility and are committed to Doing Good AND Doing Well.”

I’ve seen firsthand the incredible expertise that Susan brings to her clients, with creative and outside the box thinking, she helps her clients move away from the typical “turkey dinner” fundraisers and into a new way of co-creating with their business partners.

She helps both the non-profits and corporations to find ways that will benefit their business and bring a greater good to all.  I never met an individual so skilled, experienced, and passionate about their work in this industry before – she’s a unique and dynamic individual who with one single conversation could change the way you think about giving of your time, money, energy and resources.

Typical clients include both corporations and non-profits, be sure to check out Susan’s website at www.businessgivingstrategies.com and register to receive her free report “Great Gifts That Make a Difference”

The Power of Partnerships

It’s no wonder a lot of the business owners and entrepreneurs that I talk to are exhausted – because many of you are trying to do it all on your own. Whether building a list, getting clients or the administration and bookkeeping – most entrepreneurs are riding solo.

No matter where you are, I promise continuing on the path of being the lone ranger in your business is exhausting, lonely, and a much harder route.

Here are some ways to think about leveraging the power of partnerships in your business.

1. Hire tasks out, even if you think you cannot afford to. I’ve seen this with my own business and the businesses of my clients and colleagues – when you make a commitment to hire another person for something whether for virtual assistant work, social media marketing, blog marketing or whatever it is – you free up your personal energy to create more prosperity in your business. Holding on to every task only keeps you trapped in the day to day.

2. Collaborate. One of the most fun ways of growing your business is doing it with other like-minded business owners. You can do joint ventures and do a product or program together or you can simply form an alliance and help promote each other’s work, re-tweet each other’s posts, and endorse their work.

3. Share Resources. When coming from a true place of abundance and knowing that there is plenty for everyone – sharing resources is a natural part of that way of thinking. This means if you have something that has greatly helped you, you aren’t keeping it a secret but sharing it with others and letting them know how it can help them too.

Whatever way you choose to utilize partnerships in your business, just know that it is a powerful way to grow and expand in a conscious way.