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Month: October 2011

Do you look for opportunities to grow personally and professionally?

Do you look for opportunities to grow personally and professionally?

You should!

Every day of every week you need to keep your eyes and ears open for any growth opportunities, be they of personal or professional level.

There is always something going on in our daily lives that we can learn from, no matter how small we may think it is.

“Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.” ~ Sir William Jones

Sometimes we beat ourselves up over the silliest little things we feel have gone wrong in our lives but we should have taken a close look and really checked out what we might have learned from the event we felt was a failure.

We all mistakes and not everything can go right in our life, but to be honest, if we don’t learn and grow from those things then we have not lived up to our full potential.

But we shouldn’t just look at the neagtive things we perceive as opportunities to grow…

Something as simple as a laughing or playing child can remind us to enjoy every minute of life to its fullest. After all, we all push ourselves constantly and it can quickly become overwhelming if we don’t balance life. Seeing my kids play, laugh and enjoy life gives me that reminder to just stop and smell the roses or marvel at the wonder of the hummingbird on the porch.

Take full advantage of the personal and professional growth opportunities in your life.

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. Did you grab the massive gift package with over 100 resources and products you can use to improve your life and your wallet??? Go grab it now…

Special gift package to help you succeed – Grab it now!

Special gift package to help you succeed – Grab it now!

Today I have a very special gift for you…

Well, actually it’s a whole gift package, designed to help you succeed…

Here’s the thing, in order to succeed online you have to promote something as an affiliate, but to be honest it’s even better when you can sell something you own the rights to, or something you created.

The really cool part is that when you sell something like that you can create your own affiliate program and enlist others to help spread the word about your offer and make even more money than if you just tried to do it by yourself.

Not only that but you’ll also be helping your affiliates make more money, a win-win situation and if your offer is good the buyer also wins!

With that said, here is a special gift package for you
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Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. Why are you reading the PS? Go download your gift 🙂

What are you focusing on? Is it really that important?

What are you focusing on? Is it really that important?

Take a good, long look in the mirror. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and incredibly frustrated?

Let me ask you, what are you spending thinking about? What are you focused on each and every day?

“Only a few things are really important.” ~ Marie Dressler

We spend a lot of time each day stressing over things that when you look back really weren’t that important after all.

Sure, there are things that do require your attention but on the whole there aren’t as many as you might think.

What you need to do is sit down with pen and paper and make a list of all those things that are bugging you and determine which are truly important to you.

Then prioritize those items that are left and put together a plan to tackle those items you can do something about.

The final step is to work your plan for each of those items and get them knocked out. Get all that junk off your mind by handling it and finishing it off.

There will possibly still be a few things left that will worry and concern you, but the list should be greatly reduced and you should be feeling a lot better about yourself and life in general.

Of course, as a final note, you do need to learn to accept those things you can’t do anything about and move forward with your life.

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. Don’t forget…
Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Another review for ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ posted overnight at Amazon.

Another review for ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ posted overnight at Amazon.

Wow and thank you for your kind words Shamaphor and the very insightful 5 Star review.

You hit the nail on the head!

I definitely did not want to take away from any of the great thinkers, speakers and action-takers from across the globe and through the ages, but merely add additional thoughts and insights to help inspire you as you read the book.

One of the challenges I give all of my trainees and clients is to find at least one thing each and every day they can be thankful for. One thing they can do each day to grow personally, professionally or spiritually, even if it’s something small like reading and thinking about a section in Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought.

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. If you would like to read a free preview of Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought or to check out what Shamaphor said about my book, go check it out on Amazon.com right now.

Excellent article by Dave Ramsey: Three Myths About Small-Business Debt

Excellent article by Dave Ramsey: Three Myths About Small-Business Debt

If you ever thought you need to have credit cards or take out loans to be or stay or grow your business, then I would like to encourage you to take a break from what you are doing right now, this very minute and suggest you take a moment to read what financial expert Dave Ramsey has to say about the three top myths concerning small business debt.

You can find the article here:
http://www.daveramsey.com/article/three-myths-about-small-business-debt/lifeandmoney_business

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

It can be scary to publish your own book & the first official review of my book ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ is in.

It can be scary to publish your own book & the first official review of my book ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ is in.

Writing your very own book can be a scary thing. Not only because it is a major undertaking, but you are putting yourself, your thoughts and your visions and dreams out there for everyone to see. It doesn’t matter if it’s an eBook or a printed book, in either case getting feedback can be a nerve-wracking prospect.
What if someone doesn’t like it? What if they expect my next one to be better and it isn’t? 

Nonetheless, I feel very strongly that everyone, yes, each and every person, has a story to share and while no one will ever make everyone happy, that story should and needs to be shared!

When I decided that ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ would be the first book I publish to the printed world (instead of just as an eBook), I had some reservations and concerns. After all, even though I have published other material for years now using a variety of different media, this was the first one that might end up sitting on someone’s coffee table, or perhaps a book club might end up reading it, or worse yet, one of those dreaded critics from the press might tear it apart.

But I didn’t let those concerns stop me, I stayed resolute in my decision, I wanted to share this book with everyone.

I would like to thank ‘MajesticWings’ for posting the first official review of ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ on Amazon.com:

I have only had the opportunity to read this book once, but it’s words and insight are things that i mentally reference often. It’s reasoning that stays with you, the quotes are seemingly simple and straight forward but are then spun in a way that really make you stop and take a second look. Also it stays safely away from the traps that similar types of books seem to fall victim to. Xavier Nelson isn’t at all preachy, pompous, or overly flowery with his input which is refreshing. Whether this is your first jaunt in this genre, or you a proverbial guru this is defiantly something you want to pick up and more importantly share. It would be ideal for student, new moms, those venturing into a new chapter of their lives or simply just someone who seems a little lost in the daily shuffle.

Again, thank you ‘MajesticWings’!

Not only for this awesome 5 Star review of ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ but especially for the way you presented it.

Just from reading what you have written I hope you have already written, published and shared your own story. If not, then you definitely should.

I am grateful that the idea behind the way I wrote and presented the book is effective. My goal was to not just present you with insightful quotes that can help you throughout all phases of life, but also give you something more to think about as it relates to the quote. I wanted to make the book easy to read and even easier to pick up and read again, as you can just open it to any page, read a quote and the additional thought-provoking entries and move forward with the goals and objectives of your day.

Again thank you for all the feedback and reviews I have received. I guess since there is only one review posted on Amazon it serves to underline what I said earlier…

It can be scary to put your words, thoughts and ideas out there for everyone to see. It’s not just scary to publish your own book.

Writing and publishing your own blog is pretty scary and even writing and sending some feedback directly (like the other ones I received) is pretty scary, just like publicly posting your review on a site or commenting on a blogpost is scary.

Again, thank you and allowing me to share your thoughts, insights and feedback. I urge each of you to take the next step and publicly post your comments, reviews and feedback and then…

I would like to encourage each of you to share your own story with the world. It’s an incredible feeling 🙂

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. If you haven’t taken a look yet, go check out ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ on Amazon.com and check out the free preview there.

5 Immune System Boosting Tips To Make Your Life More Fun And Exciting

5 Immune System Boosting Tips To Make Your Life More Fun And Exciting

Copyright (c) 2011 – Xavier Nelson & XavierNelson.net – All Rights Reserved!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about being SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED, along with the 6 powerful and oh-so-simple healthy living tips I shared to improve your life I wanted to go another step further.

When I wrote the post, I also mentioned that my immune system had taken a major hit when I was tired and sick from those lovely bugs the kids brought home to share. My angel and I know how this works, so we’re always working in keeping all of our immune systems at peak shape to try and fend off those little nasties where and when we can, but as I told you, they did manage to get past our defenses and caught up to us.

So in today’s Five Healthier Living Tip I wanted to share these Immune System Boosting Tips with you that you can use right away to help you live a healthier and happier life:

  1. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Yes, I know they are not cheap, but sometimes you can really catch a good deal if you keep your eyes open or maybe you can find a farmer’s market where you won’t have to lay so much green for your greens on the table. Not only does fresh fruit taste amazing, it does so much for you and your immune system. The same can be said for fresh vegetables. If you need to, lightly steam your veggies to not lose all the valuable nutrients. If you can then eat it raw. A lot of people are beginning (yep, we have one too) to start growing their own fruits and vegetables again and that can be quite challenging, but it also does more for us than just supply us with healthy and nutritious food we don’t have to fork over a ton of money for.
  2. Plant your own garden. This ties in with the 1st tip simply because it will hopefully help you get more fresh veggies and fruit into your diet, but working outside, in the fresh air, also keeps you busy, that helps you to control stress, keeps you active and moving and that alone, just like taking regular walks or playing with the kids along with regular exercise can help your immune system every single day.
  3. Control your stress. Aaah…. you caught on to my list, didn’t you? Yes, this tip ties in with Tip #2, simply because anything you can do to help you unwind, relax and reduce stress also helps your immune system fight off anything else. When your mind is so focused on all the terrible things that are happening in your life (most of them really aren’t that horrible if you are honest, we just often make more out of them than they deserve) then your body is also reacting, not just your mind and that means you are occupying your body with other tasks and that can weaken your immune system. Just like staying active and moving helps you reduce the stress, learning how to analyze the things you feel are stressing you out and handling them appropriately can help you stay healthier.
  4. Exercise regularly. Getting moving by planting your own garden, like in tip #2 or playing with the kids is a great start, but just taking a walk in nature regularly can help you get your blood flowing while it helps you unwind. You will feel great, and don’t have to hit the gym and sweat like crazy to enjoy this benefit for a healthier life. My grandparents were such a sweet couple. They often took a drive (bickering all the way about how he was driving too fast and she should relax lol) to this lake with a beautiful scenery and then took a relaxing walk around it, holding hands and full of love for life and each other. It never failed to touch me and the walk they took was always a relaxing and enjoyable time that really made a difference (until the drive home and they started picking on each other all over again hahaha).
  5. Laugh and giggle more. Yep, that’s right. You need to laugh more. It doesn’t just help you control stress, but it also can help you boost your immune system and make what may seem like a terrible day turn into a bright and fun event. There’s always something you can grin about, something to giggle over or just flat-out laugh your head off over. Don’t be afraid of what others think when you start laughing. It generally doesn’t fail in our house that when one of the kids gets the giggles over something we shake our head over, we also start giggling, but not at what they are laughing at, but rather grinning and giggling over how goofy the kids are sometimes and they really do have an infectious laugh. They help us make the day more fun.
  6. Help someone else. Just like in Tip #5 our kids help our day become more fun, when you help someone else you also are helping yourself. There are tons of ways you can make someone else’s day better. Don’t set any limits. Practice random acts of kindness every day and you will feel better and live longer too.

Ok, so just like yesterday I said I would share 5 tips and gave you 6, but I am sure you don’t mind. Please share this with anyone you feel could benefit from it.

Here’s to your success and healthy life,
Xavier

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It’s time to get down to business. Here’s how you can do it too, I will lay out the plans for you and guide you to success!

It’s time to get down to business. Here’s how you can do it too, I will lay out the plans for you and guide you to success!

Yep, it’s finally that time!

While I started to rebuild my business after taking a few years off and having shut down everything, I started coming back slowly at the end of last year, first just in a social aspect (I even had deleted all of my business related contacts on the social networks – when I said I shut down, I really shut down everything).

Then I got some hosting over at HostGator and still use it today. I like HostGator, not just because they are local to Houston, but they have always provided exceptional service and bang for my buck to me. At the same time however, there are of course many other services out there that provide a lot and quite frankly I like not having all of my eggs in one basket.

Nonetheless, that’s where I started out again, just so I could set up a new domain and upload/create a new blog, a new presence for my site after my original one is still being held hostage in China by someone that is syphoning off the traffic and links the old site had, but that’s ok, after all I am starting over – It’s a new beginning and like a Phoenix, I am rising from the ashes and I will not let anything stop me!

While a lot of my friends (and my angel, the financial analyst) have been urging me to begin creating products, courses and releasing more books, I have to admit I wasn’t rushed. One of the things that happened with my business originally is that it grew too fast, too big and worst of all, it was becoming too widespread. I couldn’t, even with the help, handle all of that at once, the infrastructure for such growth wasn’t in place in time.

This time, I am more focused in on my key area of interest. My Reason For Being, if you will…

Of all the things I have ever done in life, nothing brings me more joy and pleasure than helping other people succeed in life, in business and personally. Sometimes just a few words said in the right ear can make a wondrous difference in another person’s life. Telling someone not to throw in the towel and perhaps give them a pointer or two along the way and watch them keep going after their dreams is an incredibly powerful feeling and it is one of the things I always loved most about what I do. Unfortunately, with the old business I was being pulled further and further away from what I enjoyed doing and that also meant that the quality of the information and tips I shared with my thousands and thousands of readers was going frankly down the tubes. It started to be more about driving revenue than helping others and that was something I couldn’t keep doing. I am a firm believer in helping others and in time, the revenue will sort itself out.

“Give first freely of yourself to help others succeed and the universe will provide you what you need so ultimately success will find it’s way into your life once you help enough others succeed!” ~ Xavier T. Nelson

Ok, I am getting sidetracked on one of my favorite topics now, so back to business…

As I began posting tips and information to help you succeed, not only did my new blog begin to grow in content again but my presence on the Social Networks began to increase again and one of my favorite things was sharing helpful and positive quotes and my thoughts about them. This led to the creation of ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’. While I have published a number of books in the past, this was the first time I felt ready and willing to move to the world of print publishing and so I worked through the steps to release it into the Amazon.com and a few other print areas.

I was asked why I didn’t release it with affiliates as an eBook or perhaps create an audio version of it, or any of the other many numerous ways internet marketers like to do things and quite honestly, I didn’t feel like it. I guess my mindset was not on the monetization, but rather on trying to get the book out to as many people as possible that it could help. In their hands, physically, not as a PDF.

But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have other plans and have a lot of things already queued up in the pipeline. Some of the areas I am focusing on are finance, self-improvement/self-help and of course small business growth and helping aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business.

Now I was asked by a few people if they could share ‘Words Of Wisdom Worth A Second Thought’ and while I appreciate that offer, I do want everyone to succeed as well, so with that said, I would encourage you to become an affiliate through either CreateSpace.com or through Amazon.com where you can also write reviews and generate some commissions for yourself in the process.

With these new projects that I am working on however, I am taking a new step, to an all new level of product creation, combining a number of methods and processes into one larger and very efficient process flow that allows for…… well, I will reveal more about that in the future, I promise you will like it, but for now, since I am still working on it and finetuning it for you, I am going to keep quiet about it.

However, my recent work and articles has had some people asking me if I was finally going to start up a newsletter again. Start creating some other resources, you know, get the business side of the business going again and I was hesitant, I put it off…

Until I was ready! Until now!

With that said, there are a few resources I am putting back into place again. A new support desk, a new affiliate program, a new newsletter and autoresponder system and so much more. And that’s where you will need to begin too.

If you are looking to start or expand your business online you will need to invest a little bit into your business and while there are free ways of doing all of those items above, I personally went back to where I left off.

I have worked with this particular resource for years before I closed my business and not only is my friend still out there providing exceptional quality to his users, he has expanded everything while keeping it all in one, central place for the users and again I have to say he has done so much more…

Over the next weeks, in between posts and helpful tips to help you succeed, I will tell you more about each step I am taking to start my business up again and you can basically watch over my shoulder as you work on your own. I am going to keep things pretty basic because I am not wild about going all gung-ho with the newest ‘fad’ or trend but would rather stick to the basics because they work no matter what is happening around the world.

For today I would encourage you to go check out this website (I won’t mention the name here, you will have to be brave enough to click through), where you won’t just get hosting for your new blog or websites, but a lot more, including…

  • 6 GB Webhosting Account
  • 120 GB of Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domain Names
  • Over 500 Ready-To-Use Website Templates
  • Easy To Use Website Builder
  • Products You Can Resell
  • Support Desk Manager
  • Multiple Level Membership Manager
  • Newsletter Manager
  • Affiliate Program Manager
  • Product & Customer Manager
  • RSS Autoresponder
  • Product Download Protection
  • Ad Tracking System
  • PDF eBook Generator
  • and much, much more….

The best part is that all of this is available right now and he is adding so much more over the next few weeks to improve and enhance these services and add even more tools and resources and while you might think this would set you back a lot every month (after all there are quite a few sites that charge an arm and a leg for hosting alone), you won’t have to worry about that either.

And as I roll out more of my plans and methods and how you can monetize everything you do you will see this is a perfect place to start. I should know, after all, you don’t stick with a service for more than 6 years if they don’t provide you with exceptional EVERYTHING and continue to provide more to help my business (and your business too) grow.

Join me over the next few weeks as I continue to unveil the way forward, using simple methods to start slow and grow your business the right way. I will also be sharing a lot of tips along the way that can help you and your company if you are online, offline or a combination of both.

In the meantime, go check out this incredible service and see how you can use the things they are offering you right now to not just launch your business, but how you can even use those very same tools and resources to start making money right now!

Here’s to your success,
Xavier

P.s. One thing I didn’t mention in the list above is that they also have step-by-step plans laid out along with everything you need (it’s all included) to allow you to not just launch a site now, but also have products ready to sell and everything else to get rolling right now. All it takes is a little bit of time, commitment and it most importantly requires you to take ACTION!