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I know joy is a choice. That's why I chose to invite my
friend Lynn A. Robinson to be my guest blogger this week. In her book,
Divine Intervention: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace and Prosperity
, she shares an excerpt on choosing joy. You can read the full blog post
Lynn recommends keeping a joy journal.
Here are some ideas to get your journal started:
- Think over the past year. What brought you the most joy?
- What are some activities you enjoy by yourself or with others?
- When you're sad or depressed, what activities or thoughts make you feel better?
- What steps are you willing to take in order to bring these activities into your life on a regular basis?
What you love to do, what you feel joyful and passionate about, is a sign from your higher self of what you're meant to do. The poet Rumi wrote, "Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray." I couldn't have said it better myself!
What do you choose to enjoy? Share it on my Facebook Page or reply back to me. I love hearing from you!
To Your Wisdom,
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|The Power of Gratitude in Business: Best Practices for Writing Compelling Client Testimonials|
Before I wrote my book in 2006 and starting my Working with Wisdom speaking, training and mentoring business, I was a marketing professional. In fact, my public relations firm, Molloy Communications, turns 25 this year.
Although I don't do much marketing these days, one service I continue to offer is writing testimonial quotes.
Many professionals have found that you can wait a long time for even the most delighted clients to send their testimonial quotes. And, when they do, they are often generic or not focused on your key messages. That's why I chose to facilitate the process by interviewing my clients' clients and writing the testimonials for everyone's approval. I've written more than 500 over the years.
The reason I'm so passionate about testimonials goes beyond its power as a third-party endorsement. It's about the power of gratitude. When I interview my clients' clients and help them articulate their appreciation, the process produces multiple outcomes. Their client is reminded of the good work that was done on their behalf, which prompts them to do more business and refer others. My client gets to read that what they've done really matters and can share that testimonial with the support staff that often doesn't get any client feedback. Then, these testimonials are featured on my clients' websites and are also added to their LinkedIn profiles--a much better alternative to the one-click LinkedIn endorsement that lacks any thought or credibility.
Compelling client testimonials are like word-of-mouth advertising on steroids. Whether you're an attorney, management consultant, marketing professional, speaker or business vendor, you can benefit from client testimonials. If you would like my help, find out more here.
If you're a good writer and would like to do it yourself, here are some best practices I've learned along the way...
Learn the Best Practices for Writing Compelling Client Testimonials
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Her Working with Wisdom programs, "CRAVE Your Goals!" and "DESIGN Your Ideal Life!," inspire people to be more positive, proactive and productive so they can achieve their priority goals faster and easier.
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|Introducing...Wisdom on Demand!|
One of my goals for 2013 is to create a series of on-
demand, on-line webinars and classes to reinforce my message and further support your success, at your convenience.
The first in this series, the "CRAVE Your Goals!" recorded, one-hour webinar, is now available.
One participant commented, "Great takeaways, especially the gratitude journal. I plan on implementing that into my nightly routine with the first entry being grateful for taking the time out of my busy day to absorb reinvigorating fruits you provided."
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