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Newsletter 13 Issue 13

“You will learn and grow according to the nature and consequences of your actions.”

-Robert Anthony”

Letter from the Editor

Happy Moment of Laughter Day! Thursday, April 14th. The objective for this day is to make people laugh and to laugh more often! So bring laughter to those you come in contact with this day! After all, laughter IS the best medicine!

In business this week...I went to my first local networking meeting in over a year. I had stopped going because my husband was sick, and he said he couldn’t do it any more.  He hates to stay home alone or with anyone but me, so for a long time, I went along with it.

But, I reached a point where I knew I couldn’t grow my business to where I wanted it to be by the end of this year if I didn’t get out of the house so I gave him an ultimatum. I said, “I’m going, you can come with me or you can stay home by yourself, it’s up to you”, so he came with me, and he was fine.

This brings up a good point-especially for women. I acquiesce to other people’s needs and wants too often; I put other’s needs before my own, and I didn’t realize how much it was it affecting my business and my health. But, this week was a HUGE step for me to stand up for myself and what I want, and I ended up getting some fantastic leads for writing books for busy entrepreneurs, which I am very excited about!

Thought for the week….If you aren’t getting the results you want, maybe it’s time to think about what you could change to get better results. Are you letting others run your life? Are you not stepping out of your comfort zone? Or, not doing it enough? What needs to change?

In other business news…Christen brought this to my attention about networking: here I was at a networking meeting telling people they should have a book when they network live and guess who doesn’t have a physical book? You guessed it. Me! Since, I haven’t been networking live, I didn’t bother with a physical book, but now I need one.

And it’s amazing how the universe supports you. I recently had the opportunity to coach a client who had an ebook and wanted me to coach her through the process of converting it to a physical book! Perfect!

And, more good news…I have all the raw material for the book, but I have all these other projects in motion that I am working on, UGH!

So I want to share why that is a challenge: what happens for me is what happens for a lot of entrepreneurs-something new comes up and I get all excited and want to work on that instead of the projects that are almost finished. So I have three choices, I can hop onto the next thing, in which case I don’t monetize the projects that are almost done, and it impedes cash flow, I can choose to put it aside and not work on it until I finish the other projects, or I can schedule specific times to work on it.

Now, I would prefer to just put it aside, but because I am excited about it, my mind has already started thinking about a title for the book. So, it looks like I will have to schedule some specific times to work on it. No more than one hour a day.

I’m sharing this because I know that many of you run into the same issue and I hope this gives you some ideas on how to handle it.

In other news…..American Idol came to an end this week. They put on an amazing finale; it was so good that I was crying and missing it before it even ended!  And what struck me was how much incredible talent has come through Idol. And not all of my favorites, or the most successful ones, became Idols.

Of course, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are two of the most popular and successful, but there’s also Oscar Winner, Jennifer Hudson, who can you believe came way back in 7th place? Other winners were Jessica Sanchez and Scotty McCreery. Chris Daughtry, came in 4th, and Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert both came in second, to name a few.

My point is that while, sometimes, winners are spotted early on in any endeavor, sometimes, they aren’t, and it doesn’t mean that they aren’t winners. It takes persistence and getting through the hard times with faith and never giving up.  Scotty McCreery is a good example. He is clearly special, but he’s been struggling. He had some early success, but has had some setbacks and just parted ways with Mercury Records. It will be interesting to see if he is able to turn it around because talent is clearly not the issue.

If you KNOW that you have the talent, but you’re not getting the results you want, go back and reread my thought of the week. If you still need help, let’s talk. http://ellenlikes.com/schedulefreeconsult

I am looking for 5 serious people who want to grow their businesses this year and are willing to do what it takes!

That’s it for now…..

Ellen Violette
Bestseller Business Blueprint
www.sellmoreebooks.com (co-written with Jim Edwards) and many more!


Bestseller Book Launch
Free Book: Kafka in China

Thursday & Friday
April 14th  & 15th

A fascinating story of how one author,
Warren Rothman, Yale Graduate and Attorney at Law,
was confined to a mental institution in China and how the
U.S. Consulate was complicit in incarcerating him.

Facebook Live Rolls Out Groups & Events
This will give you more ways to connect
and interact with your community.

Facebook Messenger Launches Scannable Codes
(Similar to Snapchat)
You’ll now have a unique URL based on your user name

(unless you get a custom one) making it easier for
people outside your friends group to find you.

“Like” New Facebook Page


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Article of the Week

4 Steps to Creating an Impressive LinkedIn Profile
(A Must to take your Book Sales & Your Business to the Next Level!)

You want to give people the best first impression possible of you and your business and when you have a great profile, you attract the most meaningful opportunities, the right influencers, and the best clients.

Without it, you may miss out on some of the best opportunities available to you, including: speaking engagements, business-networking opportunities, and new client sign-ups. In addition, a poorly designed profile can prevent you from showing up in the search engines properly, which can cause you to miss even more opportunities and profits for your business.

So, you’ll want to put some time and thought into making your profile work for you. The good news is you don’t have to do it all at once; you can do it in layers.

LinkedIn actually encourages you to set up your profile in sections, including: a summary, your experience, what you do, publications you appear in or have written, any volunteer work, causes you care about, your education, programs you’ve created, organizations you belong to, honors and awards, groups you belong to, and who has influenced you, plus additional information, including: interests, personal details, and advice on contacting you. It also allows others to recommend you (under skills and endorsements), which show up on your profile as well.

3 Most Important Steps Getting Started

When you’re first getting started, the 3 most important steps are getting a photo that shows you are approachable, but professional; writing an attention-grabbing headline that describes what you do; and creating your unique banner that attracts ideal clients, ideal influencers, and ideal opportunities to you.

First, you’ll need to find a professional photography if you don’t already have the right headshot.  Don’t use a picture with other people or animals in the shot and don’t use a casual shot. It MUST look professional.

Next, write your headline.  You headline must tell your potential audience exactly what you do, but in a way that makes you the expert and puts you in the best light. This can be challenging for some people. If you need help, hire a coach who understands branding and copywriting.

Then, create your banner or have a graphic designer do it for you.  (If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you can find a designer on Fiverr.com to work with. It will cost more than $5, but it won’t break the bank!)

Be sure to highlight your unique brand as well as your most important achievements. My banner shows me speaking on stage at a major conference, Mega Book University and it highlights my awards, including: my Grammy nomination, “Be The Change Award, my #1 bestseller badge, and one of my eLit awards.  If you haven’t won any awards yet, don’t worry, you can include organizations that you belong to or have us create a bestseller for you very quickly, which will give you instant credibility and expert status.

Next, write down what comes to mind off the top of your head for as many of the categories on your profile as possible and fill them in. Once you’ve completed this much of your profile you be ready to reach out,  start gathering recommendations, and using them to attract the people and opportunities you want going forward.

To discover my step-by-step LinkedIn Profit Power System at the introductory price at 50% off, go to: http://ellenlikes.com/linkedinprofits4u
Or, you can schedule a free “Extraordinary Results” consultation if you want my help moving forward. Go to:  http://ellenlikes.com/schedulefreeconsult

Additional Articles

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Tech Tips

If you created your Twitter account before branding, your handle may not match your branding, which will
make it harder for people to find it.

I recently had this happen with one of my fiction writers so I went into his profile and changed his handle for him
so it matches his website.

Here is how you do it.

Log in in the upper right hand corder you will see the log in:


Put in your user name and password.

Go to settings to the left of the tweet icon.

It looks like this:



In the dropdown menu go to settings:











Change your Twitter handle.