Are Your A Creator Or A Consumer?

Are Your A Creator Or A Consumer?

Hey Guys, Hope you are doing well… It’s a beautiful day…

and I am just kind of… detoxing my mind and body, after my trip to Vegas…

It was a very exciting trip and we met with so many people that we’ve been connecting on Facebook and other social media sites…

It’s amazing! When you can take the virtual relationships to another level… face to face… it’s great! I believe that is the end goal.. to meet people who have been connecting with you virtually.

Now what I learned in Vegas…

…other than experiencing Earthquake for the first time in my life…

oh my God… it shook my entire being for half a second… literally… and I felt totally insignificant as a human being… that was something else..

Anyway — Vegas taught me many things, and one of the things that I learned in Vegas is this…

There are creators, and then there are consumers.

Some of the world’s best creators and entertainers end up in Vegas.

People who create things so that the masses can consume..

So my topic today is… are you a consumer or are you a creator?

Truth is… We are both creators and consumers…

But what do you think of yourself as…at the core? A consumer or a creator?

How much time do you spend thinking and doing things that are more “consumer oriented” Vs. “creator oriented”?

When we think of our success, are our goals and aspirations more about…

wanting a bigger house, a better car… extra money for shopping… which is consumer oriented goals..

OR, do you really enjoy the creation process?

In other words, when you set your goals and aspirations, do you set it in a way that you can consume more…. like I want a bigger house, a better car, a grander lifestyle…

OR, do you set goals on how to create wonderful..?

I think we will have all of that, the bigger house, and a grand lifestyle….when we are at a place in our life where we feel self-worth in ourselves and what we are doing.

I think we are much happier and content with our lives when we are creating things…

Truly successful people who are fulfilled in their life and in their being, and enjoy what they are doing — they are not excited by consumer goals…. they are actually excited about their creation process.

They are not excited about that fancy car, or fancy watch…or whatever… they are excited about the process of creating.

What we need to understand is that we are ALL creators of our life… and creativity is in ALL of us.

If you’ve ever told yourself that you are not a creative person, it’s a destructive lie that you’ve been telling yourself.

Because in reality there is NOTHING to create…

Everything that we’ve ever thought of, ideas, products, opportunities…lifestyle… it’s was all there in the universe. We just tuned into whatever our desires are and co-created it with the Universe.

So, existentially speaking, nobody is a sole creator of anything… they just happened to put together what the universe already provided.. and called it their own.

So that should really take away that doubt, that you may be having… that YOU ARE NOT a CREATIVE PERSON.

That’s really Bullshit!

You are the most creative person in your life… because you are creating it.

Anyway, what I am trying to get at here is… to ask yourself whether you are thinking along the lines of CREATIVE GOALS or CONSUMER GOALS?

When you start a business, or trying to grow a business, do you LOVE the PROCESS?

Or are you solely focused on the END RESULTS — the money, the lifestyle… and all the consumer stuff?

Creating is happiness and you can never get that kind of blissful feeling and happiness with just consuming….

Sometimes, when we have already established in our belief system that we are not a creative person, we tend to believe that for the rest of our lives…

You have to understand that CREATIVITY is everywhere… It’s a different dimension that we have not trained our mind to — we just have to tune into it everyday, so that it will flow through us.

So… If you don’t feel creative in your business… do this, take a few days off and do something creative… create a painting… Art is the dimension to awaken your creative side.

Music is great, but create music instead of listening to it… Create a piece of art… etc.

By doing this exercise for a few days, you will AWAKEN your creative side of the brain and you will start getting creative in every other part of your life!

The creation process is the most fulfilling and happiest you’ll ever find in your life….. So make it your goal to find your creativity and enjoy it.

That’s my message today!

Have an amazing and a creative day!

Abe
Webpreneur Media, LLC

The Most Powerful Predictor Of Success

The Most Powerful Predictor Of Success

This is going to be a short one…

A dear friend, and someone I consider as a mother figure — Erika R. Mohssen-Beyk – I love you Erika..

She send me a video that gave me some insight into one of the most important qualities of a person, who is bound to be successful in anything he or she puts her mind to.

I mean this is considered to be the Strongest Predictor Of Success…. in any super challenging settings..

This study was done by a researcher / scientist and teacher, Angela Lee Duckworth – and in her TED talk she talked about this…. and I strongly agree to her conclusion on the topic of “the strongest predictor of success”…

In other words, what quality in kids and adults is most likely to experience success beyond their dreams….

So if you are wondering what the strongest predictor of success is… you’ll be pleasantly surprised because almost all of us have this quality in us… and that motivates us to keep going…

It wasn’t your ability to learn quickly or easily…

It’s wasn’t social intelligence…

It’ wasn’t good looks…

It wasn’t physical health…

It’ certainly wasn’t the household income of their parents…

It’s not the color of your skin, or the country that you are from…

It wasn’t even IQ…

It was something called …. Grit.

Grit is courage and resolve… passion and perseverance… for very long term goals.

Grit is having stamina… sticking with your future…. day in day out… not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years.

And working really hard to make that a reality.

Now, think about how that plays in our life.. and business…

Think about how many people try something for a few weeks, or months and give up thinking that they don’t have what it takes… or they are not suited for success…

Maybe it’s a business that they joined thinking they can achieve financial freedom, and more time freedom….

Maybe it’s starting a blog and giving up after a few months…

If you knew this then, I can guarantee you that you will not give up until you get what you want.

Imagine, all you have to do is STICK WITH IT and WORK HARD.

We all can do that. Think in terms of YEARS… not months.

We all can do that.

That’s my message today.

Have a great evening!

Much Love.

Abe Cherian
http://begingold.com

What Can Meditation And Contemplation Do For You

What Can Meditation And Contemplation Do For You

If you develop a practice of Meditation and Contemplation, here’s what will happen to you…..

🧘‍♀️ You will be aware of every happenings inside your body. You will sense it. The blood flowing, the heart pumping, and all your sympathetic and non-sympathetic functions of your body. When you are aware, you can heal yourself.

🧘‍♀️ You will be aware of your thoughts. All thoughts coming in, connecting to other thoughts, and thoughts disappearing. You can control your thoughts.

🧘‍♀️ You’ll be more sensitive to your surroundings. You will start to know what other people are thinking and feeling. You will be more compassionate to people because you know what their thoughts are.

🧘‍♀️ You’ll realize that time is only a construct of the mind. You’ll start spending time more wisely.

🧘‍♀️ You’ll realize oneness with everything. Everything becomes sacred to you because you know they are not separate from you.

🧘‍♀️ You become a powerful being.

So… how do you start?

Start by being a SEEKER and not a BELIEVER.

When you are a believer, we stop seeking. We become fanatic to our believes. We stop growing. We think we have all the answers.

When you are a seeker, we continue to grow. We realize our true potential. We keep growing… and ultimately we get to the realization that we know nothing – because the universe is too vast.

It all starts with self inquiry… meditation… and contemplation.

You are not separate from me… we are ONE.

Much love.

Abe Cherian
http://begingold.com

 

Marketers Think Differently About Social Media.

Marketers Think Differently About Social Media.

🗣 Internet Business Truth:

“Real Marketers Think Differently About Social Media.”

I see so many people here on my Facebook feed, working so hard, and complaining that their business posts are not getting any engagement or sales.

I want to shed some light to help, give you the “Marketer’s Perspective”, on why this is happening.

📌This is NOT intended to put your marketing down, or for projecting self-importance.

My compassionate self is aware that, everybody goes through phases in their career, and I go through rough patches emotionally in my journey too, just like you.

This post is for people who want to use Social Media to advance their business & life.

But first, let me set the context on why you are spending a lot of time trying to connect with people on Facebook:

▶️– You were told by your company or others that Social Media is the way to go.

▶️– You think social media is free, and you don’t need any investment to promote your business.

▶️– You think social media is a fun way to spend your time, and make a living at the same time.

▶️– You don’t know any other way to promote your company, but there’s always “Facebook”!

▶️– You have made a few sales with social media, but it’s not consistent.

Am I right? (I invite you to tell me if I am wrong about this)

Let me take you into the hearts and minds of a Marketer. 🧘‍♂️

📈– Marketers love to STUDY people’s behaviors and patterns.

📈– Marketers are not dreamers, they are “numbers-people”.

📈– Marketing is a science and can be measured at various stages.

📈– Marketers use their creativity to tell an average story in an interesting way.

📈– Marketers are always trying to use their time, in the most efficient manner.

📈– Marketers reverse-engineer a situation to make crucial decisions.

📈– Marketers use different media / platforms differently, based on the consumer’s intention and state-of-mind.

On the flip side…

😈– Desperate Marketers use manipulative techniques to sell.

😈– Desperate Marketers study unethical persuasion techniques and use them.

😈– And sadly, most marketers are desperate. (I know I’ll get slack for this one)

Now, Let me ask you this…

With this much knowledge in your arsenal, how will you use Social Media to your advantage in a ethical manner?

First, understand this…

📌– Not all social media platforms have the same use for a marketer.

📌– Marketers must learn the “intention” and “state-of-mind” of people, when they are on a certain platform.

Understanding what each platform will give you….

✔️FACEBOOK – To build and improve on your connections to a certain level (certainly not for immediate sales). Facebook is also good for sharing value, up to an extent. Facebook used powerful emotional triggers to keep you in the loop, but that may not mean sales. Facebook is a highly emotional platform, so people don’t like to make a final judgement or buying decisions for fear of making the wrong decision. To really make sales from Facebook, you have to take them AWAY from Facebook into “Your World”. Remember Facebook is for Facebook ONLY.

✔️INSTAGRAM – To keep your BRAND in front of people. This platform users have very low attention span, and so your long pitch is simply ignored. If you are in e-commerce, you may benefit a little, but not for free.

✔️LINKEDIN – Good for igniting business interests, phone and face-to-face appointments, but certainly not for immediate sales. Consumers usually don’t hang out on Linkedin, and only B2B people are on most of the time.

✔️PINTEREST – Good for creative services, art and photography sellers, and for brand images. Pinterest has proven to be good for SEO Ranking.

✔️YOUTUBE – People go on youtube to learn about things. Longer attention span from Youtube users means more time for you to get noticed. Spend more time developing your YouTube channel because it can make you a star in your field. Think about it… have you ever heard of a FACEBOOK STAR, or a LINKEDIN STAR, or a PINTEREST Star? But there are YOUTUBE STARS! 🤩

So how do you use Social Media to advance your Business and Life?

If you ask me, which platform performs better for me – I would say…

✔️✔️YOUTUBE. The most personable, brand building tool on the planet… plus the longest attention span if you know how to use it.

But, don’t get me wrong… other platforms are useful too… people seeing you on different platform helps build trust and confirmation.

Know this, Social Media is ONLY a “vehicle” (Media) that carries your message…

🗣… the REAL MESSAGE has to come from WITHIN YOU…. RAW and unfiltered… and with Compassion…. consistently.

Be as real as you can be…. People can smell a “load of Bull” from a mile away!

Much love,

Abe Cherian
http://begingold.com

 

Authenticity In Marketing

Authenticity In Marketing

You have no idea…. how thankful I am to be connecting with many of you on social media in a meaningful way!

Thank You guys!… You are the BEST! and I am learning a lot everyday!

We are still on the topic of “Internet Business & Marketing”!

And today, I’d like to share my thoughts on being “authentic in a fake world” – and what that means to your online business & marketing.

It’s the latest trend in the business community… the word “authentic & transparency” is EVERYWHERE.

I think that’s a good thing… because For the longest time, corporations did unauthentic practices, and we accepted it as normal thing!

But now, people’s consciousness is expanding, and they DEMAND authenticity from the business community.

So marketers are now learning how to be “authentic”! 😆 I am sure there are even courses…. on “how to be authentic” out there… 😂

It’s come to a point where we need to be taught how to be ourselves! 😂

It’s true… many of us have a problem with being ourselves in certain situations… and so we imitate what we think is working for others.

We are like monkey’s that imitate the leaders in their community… Monkey see monkey do….right? 🙊

If I am being honest and authentic, and because I am taking you through my journey… I gotta tell you..

Just months ago my views on “authenticity” was quite different.

I thought that… people will not relate with me…. because I am different… and reliability is a big thing in marketing… RIGHT?

Little did I know… that people’s appearance and environment… might be different, but they are going through the same emotions and thoughts that I do.

They are people… just like me…. not below me in any way… or not above me in any way… Just human.

When we imitate others, we are wearing a mask and we cannot be our authentic self.

That makes us very uncomfortable…. and because we are uncomfortable with ourselves… we don’t go full force with our plans. We don’t take actions that advance us.

Because we are carrying around this MASK… called personality… That’s what “Personality” means… it’s a MASK that we put on to hide our real self.

If we strip off the personality…. we are left with just people… with the same problems in life.

I love this quote by Henry David Thoreau….

“Be yourself — not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”

So, when you market yourself and your business, make sure that you put a LOT OF YOU… in it… because that’s when you WIN!

Don’t try too hard to conform to other people idea of what should be, MAKE THEM GET USED TO YOU – then you WIN!

That’s my message today!

Have a great day!
http://begingold.com