Category Archives: Business Tips

Use Social Media to Promote Your LifeWave Business

Building your LifeWave business and engaging in social media share some striking similarities. Both begin with a single person and lead to numerous connections, which can lead to a virtually endless amount of more connections. And like your LifeWave business, there are some pretty easy ways to expand your network using social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

Here are five helpful tips* on using social media to maximize your LifeWave business:

  1. To start with, keep it simple – Select either Facebook or Twitter, and familiarize yourself on how to use that particular site. Once you’re comfortable, then consider moving on to another outlet/site.
  2. Avoid personal memoirs – Only write about your experiences if it’s relevant on a business/networking level, and avoid shameless product promotions. Providing valuable content will help your network of followers grow.
  3. Share, share and share some more – Sharing valuable information is one of the most important ways to use social media effectively. One of LifeWave’s main goals with social media is posting content that’s inspiring enough for our Members to share. This provides you with engaging information to post on your personal business pages, and saves you time searching for content elsewhere.
  4. Align your business and social media objectives – The goal is to inform and educate about your LifeWave business and ultimately attract more prospects. You won’t see amazing numbers overnight, but a little patience and persistence will pay off. Ultimately, the more these two endeavors align, the better your business results will be.
  5. Build on your success – Review how people react to each post. Instead of reinventing the wheel, keep doing what works best. Impactful content will generate more ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ on Facebook and more ‘retweets’ and ‘mentions’ on Twitter.

*MLM.com

 

How to Get LifeWave Notifications on Your Facebook Feed

These days, social media is an important tool for growing your business and staying connected to the world around you. It’s also a great way to keep abreast of the latest LifeWave news, events, promos and more.

If you’re not getting LifeWave notifications on your Facebook feed, we have an easy solution. In Facebook, visit the LifeWave page, click the down arrow by “Liked” and choose “Get notifications.”  That’s it!  Now you can stay current on all the latest LifeWave happenings.

To keep the information flowing, choose the best content to help market your growing LifeWave business. Nothing builds momentum better than inspiring, informative news, and there’s certainly no shortage of that with the LifeWave family.

Look forward to similar social media tips in upcoming Splash issues!

Preventing the Impact of Negative Words

It’s a word we dislike from the earliest stages of life, one that releases dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters into our bodies. In fact, the word “no” is not only negative in connotation, but also has an undesirable impact on those who say it, hear it or witness it in various forms.

Surprisingly, just seeing the word for less than a second instantly hinders logic, reason, language processing and communication. When increased to a whole list of negative words, anxious or depressed people feel worse, damaging fundamental elements that normalize memory, feelings and emotions.1

 Imagine the impact this can have on your LifeWave business and personal relationships. Saying “no” with even the slightest frown releases more stress chemicals in your brain and the listener’s brain, increasing nervousness and irritability. 2  Most importantly, this negative interaction ultimately weakens cooperation and trust.

On the flipside, optimistic words can turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations. But the brain must first overcome its natural tendency to ignore or barely respond to positive words and thoughts. 3

To conquer this, it’s recommended to repetitively and willfully produce as many positive thoughts as possible. To help business and personal relationships thrive, generate at least five positive messages for each negative expression.

Here’s some great food for thought: choose words carefully and say them slowly. This enables you to interrupt the brain’s inclination for negativity. Repeating positive words like love, peace and compassion lower your physical and emotional stress. 4  You’ll feel better, have a longer life, and foster deeper, more trusting relationships at home and at work.

 1 Some assessments of the amygdala role in suprahypothalamic neuroendocrine regulation: a minireview. Talarovicova A, Krskova L, Kiss A. Endocr Regul. 2007 Nov;41(4):155-62.

 2 Hariri AR, Tessitore A, Mattay VS, Fera F, Weinberger DR. The amygdala response to emotional stimuli: a comparison of faces and scenes. Neuroimage. 2002 Sep;17(1):317-23.

 3 Kisley MA, Wood S, Burrows CL. Looking at the sunny side of life: age-related change in an event-related potential measure of the negativity bias. Psychol Sci. 2007 Sep;18(9):838-43.

 4Genomic counter-stress changes induced by the relaxation response. Dusek JA, Otu HH, Wohlhueter AL, Bhasin M, Zerbini LF, Joseph MG, Benson H, Libermann TA. PLoS One. 2008 Jul 2;3(7):e2576.

 

Sharpening Your Skills in the Booming Direct Sales Industry

The direct sales industry is big business, and getting bigger – something to remember as you grow your LifeWave enterprise and reap the rewards of achieving your personal and financial goals.

Statistics show that direct selling not only is lucrative, but has also grown significantly over the past few decades. Worldwide over 100 million people are currently involved in the industry (approximately 15.6 million individuals in the U.S. alone) and annual sales total over $114 billion – all indicating that direct sales play a significant role in the economic sector globally. Statistics also indicate that health and wellness products account for a major share of these sales, behind home products.

In addition, according to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), of the top 15 countries generating the most revenue in 2010 through direct sales, the U.S. led with sales totaling $28.6 billion. Other leaders were: Japan ($22.7 billion); China ($12.5 billion); Germany ($3.8 billion); Italy ($3.2 billion); France ($2.4 billion), and the U.K. ($1.8 billion).

How can you sharpen your skills to further succeed in this lucrative frontier? In her newest book, Be a Direct Selling Superstar, best-selling author Mary Christensen offers a comprehensive guide to building, leading and managing a profitable direct sales business. Christensen takes a master plan approach, framing a step-by-step roadmap for long-term success in such areas as:

• Goal-setting and time management
• Eliminating self-sabotaging behaviors
• Marketing products and business opportunities effectively
• Communicating persuasively
• Building a committed network of sellers
• Being an influential leader

“By building a direct selling business you can achieve a lifestyle most people dream about,” says Christensen. “And you’ll do so by helping others achieve the income and lifestyle they dream about.”

Christensen also points out the importance of truly believing in what you sell. “If you genuinely believe in your business you won’t hesitate to seek out and invite others to join.”

This should be inspiring to LifeWave Members and Leaders. As you know, using our products is the best way to understand how transformative they really are. Says Christiansen: “Direct selling is a personal growth business, and it is impossible to grow your business without growing yourself.”

Commit now to attending future LifeWave corporate events. This will inspire others to follow your lead, and ultimately help you reap the benefits that come with dedication to your business.

Business Tip #10

For 10 weeks straight, we will be providing you with advice on ten simple rules for starting your own LifeWave business so follow along and look forward to learning something new and valuable each week!

#10 Perseverance

A French proverb says: “One may go a long way after one is tired.” Successful entrepreneurs go the extra mile.  Perseverance, sheer determination and tenacity are core characteristics of doers and achievers.  Successful business professionals, using effective and planned strategies, battle against the odds to achieve their objectives – and learn from mistakes along the way.

Business Tip #9

For 10 weeks straight, we will be providing you with advice on ten simple rules for starting your own LifeWave business so follow along and look forward to learning something new and valuable each week!

#9 Be Caring

People are the lifeblood and engine of any business, so relationships with others are key — especially in a team-driven organization like LifeWave where success depends upon not just a few, but many. Treat people as you would like to be treated, and never forget to help others along the way.  Who knows, the same person you assist today may become your strongest LifeWave ally or partner tomorrow.

Business Tip #8

For 10 weeks straight, we will be providing you with advice on ten simple rules for starting your own LifeWave business so follow along and look forward to learning something new and valuable each week!

#8 Use Your Intuition

It’s sometimes called a hunch, a gut feeling, or the inner voice in all of us – but we know it most commonly as intuition, and psychologists say that if we followed it more often we’d likely be happier and more successful individuals. Without a doubt, intuition can be one of your most powerful allies as an entrepreneur. Learning to listen to your instincts is what successful innovators in the business world like Bill Gates advise, since these subconscious inner voices may sometimes be all you have to go on in making decisions to guide you down the right path.