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Newsletter 12 Issue 29

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”
-Napolean Hill

Letter from the Editor

Happy Book Lover’s Day! Sunday, August 9th! Most writers are avid readers so you may not need a special day, but nonetheless, there is one! This day encourages people to find a place to relax with a good book!  So, what are you reading?

The inspirational quote that I chose this week succinctly states what is so clear to me when I talk to so many prospective clients. I just had this experience again this week (and the prospect did become a client); it reminded me…..

The question that always determines whether they will take the next step and work with me or not is: “How badly do you want it?” When people want it badly enough, they will find a way. EVEN when they “don’t have the money”.

And the reason I put that in quotes, is that sometimes they do have the money, but they won’t give themselves permission to spend it on their education. They tell themselves they don’t have it when really they do, and either they are afraid of moving forward, they don’t see it as an investment in their future, or they just aren’t loving themselves enough to put themselves first. The truth is, the mind can do some crazy things and convince us things that just aren’t true or even rational!

So, I was talking to my newest prospect turned client about being healthy and eating organic food. She was saying that some people tell her that they just can’t afford it. Well, my husband and I only eat organic. We won’t even go to a restaurant if it isn’t organic. Now some people think that is crazy. But it’s a non-issue for us because I almost died in 2001 because my body was so toxic.  And in order to heal, I had to clean up my environment and my food.

Conventional foods are grown in poisoned soil, and it gets into your body. And body rejects food immediately if it isn’t organic. So, we spend about $800 a month on food. We could spend less, if we wanted to go to more stores and local farms, but I just don’t have the time for that most of the time, so it’s worth it to me to spend the money.  We have a routine where we go to Ralphs first, Trader Joes’s next, which is right next door, and then Whole Foods down the street to save what we can.  And if my husband is up to it, we’ll go to an occasional Farmer’s Market. But, now even Costco and Walmart carry organic food, although I won’t shop at Walmart, but that’s another story.

Somebody else, who hasn’t had my experience, might say they can’t afford to eat organic. But then, they risk getting sick, and how much is that going to cost?  I say, you can’t afford NOT to!  So, you can see, it’s a different mind set and whichever one you have will determine your outcome. Luckily, you CAN change your mind.  But, it takes the realization that that is what you are doing, first of all, and then conscious work to change it.

Two really good resources for changing your mind are John Assaraf and Natalie Ledwell (Mind Movies) if you are feeling stuck and nothing is working. (It’s usually one of two things, you either don’t have the right mindset or the right information or both).

In other business news….I just did an interview with Terri Levine, who was named one of the top business coaches in the world! She’s got a radio show on I Heart Radio, and if you missed the email on this, be sure to sign up at I Heart Radio (it’s free) in the app store, so you can hear it. I shared more best-seller secrets publicly than ever before. Not only that, but she’s a great host, so listen and learn from her as well.

I’ve also been hooking up with some AMAZING strategic partners and we’ll be cooking up some cool things for you in the coming months!

Also, I’m waiting for my new homepage to my website and I’m excited. It’s long overdue!!! And, I’m working on my new eBook Marketing Mastery Program, and I’m already working with individual clients on it; I’m also close to ready on my podcast. I wanted to launch in August, but it is a slow month so I’m going to wait til just after Labor Day. Now I MUST finished getting the first few episodes ready!

In personal news, I posted a picture of myself on Facebook yesterday. It was my first selfie with my iPhone 6.  I tried to figure out how to post by googling it, but it didn’t work, so I called Apple Support. They walked me through it and once it was done I realized I never could have done it on my own…..sort of like coaching and why you need a coach! Anyway, my husband loves my hair au natural, but  I’ve never been crazy about it because I grew up in an era when if you didn’t have straight hair-forget it; but I’m starting to embrace it! (Took me long enough, don’t you think?)

But, here’s the really interesting part: it happened because I let my hair grow out so the natural curl started to come out. When it’s shorter it just goes limp.  It’s sort of like finding the right business model. If you don’t have the right one it’s not going to work and  you”re not going to be happy! LOL.







That’s it for now…..

Ellen Violette
Best-Seller to Business Pro
www.sellmoreebooks.com (co-written with Jim Edwards) and many more!


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Article of the Week

Eight Mistakes That Can Torpedo Your Relationships & Business on LinkedIn

The key to using LinkedIn to grow your business and increase your profits is to build relationships first, market second, and sell last. And too many people on LinkedIn don’t do this.

Here are the most common mistakes people make that can ruin your chances for success on LinkedIn:

1. Not Using LinkedIn Strategically. You want to identify your ideal clients and ideal joint-venture partners on LinkedIn first, and then focus on building those relationships (before marketing or selling). That’s how to use LinkedIn strategically. What too many people do instead is reach out randomly to those people who just happen to show up in their feed, and they have no strategy in place for where to spend their time so they waste time and resources. It will take you a lot longer to build your business if you connect randomly than if you do it strategically.

2. Not Commenting on Other People’s Posts. When you comment on other people’s posts, they start to know you and pay attention to you. So, if you want to connect with them, this is a good way to start if you don’t have a direct connection to them, or a mutual friend who can introduce you.

3. Not Posting Your Own Articles. Posting articles shows that you are an expert in your field. It also increases your visibility and gives people another way to connect with you (by responding to your posts). And those who do respond are raising a hand and showing you that they are interested, so you’ll want to connect with them over blind prospects. (It’s one way to be strategic.)

4. Not Keeping Track of Conversations & Following Up with Prospects & Potential Strategic Partners. It does no good to reach out to people if you drop the ball and fail to follow up. I recently set up a free consultation with a prospective client after 30 emails. Get organized, so you know when to follow up. Save the emails, so you know exactly what was said in each conversation and be persistent!

5. Not Participating in Groups. A great way to showcase your expertise is to comment on posts in people’s groups. This will not only attract prospects, but it also shows potential joint-venture partners that you are someone they need to connect to and work with.

6. Not Writing your Own Invitations to Connect. Don’t use the standard LinkedIn text when trying to connect with prospects and colleagues. Make it personal. Read their profiles and find something that you have in common that you can reference.

7. Stalking People. Don’t go to someone’s LinkedIn profile every day. And don’t try to connect with them daily on other social-media sites as well. It’s can be unnerving after a while. Plus, on LinkedIn, they can see who is looking at their profile, so they will know if you are giving them too much attention. Also, give people ample time to respond to your inquiries and don’t pester them. Nobody wants to have their space invaded. Not only that, but it will backfire, and you will never make a connection with that person.

8. Don’t Try to Sell Anything When You Connect to Someone! This is THE MOST IMPORTANT tip! There is nothing worse than either getting an email from a stranger trying to sell you something, or worse, getting one from someone you have just made a connection with. BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP first. And sell ONLY when you have made a sufficient connection OR it comes up in conversation that they have a problem that you can solve. And even then, see if you have resources or something very low cost to start unless they ask for something more!

Avoid these 8 LinkedIn marketing mistakes and you’ll be on your way to building solid relationships that can positively impact your business and your bottom line!

For more in-depth trainings on LinkedIn, join me in eBook Empire Builders; I   am currently doing a series on LinkedIn. CLICK HERE

You can use this article, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

Ellen Violette helps independent professionals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and authors gain instant credibility and expert status with digital publishing and #1 Best-Seller KDP launches, along with building high-income businesses for her clients. She is a regular contributor to Published! Magazine, a #1 best-selling author, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter. For an invitation to her upcoming podcast go to: www.bestsellertobusinesspro.com

Tech Tips

1.How to join a tweet chat. (We’ll be having a Twitter  Party to launch Best-seller to Business Pro Podcast, so you’ll need to know how to join a chat!)


2. How to get a picture upright if it’s showing up on it’s side. (Sometimes, you need a workaround!)

When I tried to upload my picture in “Letter from the Editor” it kept coming out sideways with no bar to rotate it, so I took a picture by  pressing “command” “shift” and “4″ on my keyboard, saved it to my desk top, and then uploaded it from there.

3. If you haven’t joined Periscope, do it now! It’s on fire and you can get in on the ground floor NOW!  (I know, Ellen, really? One more thing to learn? I went in kicking and screaming too. I haven’t even done my first one yet. But, here’s the thing, you have to start someone where so I set it up and I’ve been watching Mark Shaw who is teaching people how to do it. Watch him at: @markshaw and connect with me @ellenviolette) Join the party!