Who Is On Your HOT List?

Do you have a HOT list?

2012 is going to boil with business and a HOT list will fuel the steam engine that needs to get to 212 to move. It's all a function of having the right tools to run the machine.

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This is the 4th Tip in a 30 day program of sharing ideas to help develop new strategies and habits to stay on track.

Each day there will be a post with one idea that might help with creating balance and reducing stress!

Creating your HOT list.

Do you have a sphere of influence list which should include:

  • name
  • address
  • cell phone
  • home phone
  • e-mail
  • social media links
  • website

The sphere of influence list should be a list of everyone that you know including teachers, club members, doctors, dentists, house keepers, lenders, service providers etc. Someone you know and could call if you needed something.

This list is beyond your holiday card list and should include anyone you would recognize and could talk to at the grocery store. This IS your sphere of influence list NOT your HOT list.

If you don't have one of these lists you NEED to create one. Make some forms that you can have with you in your purse or computer case. When you are talking with someone, ask yourself "Do I have all their current contact information?" If you do not, then have them fill out the form or take out your smart phone and add them to your contact management program.

Every day you should be adding at least 2 to 5 new people that you meet personally to the list. Yes, that should be an HVA (High Value Activity) daily if you have a business product or service you have to sell.

Don't forget about meeting new people in social media… another Cow Tip on adding new contacts to Google+, facebook, twitter, foursquare and linkedin.

Have a value added subscription program like a newsletter, video blog or tips on your business, product or service as a door opener to be able to get the new information from the contact. This concept will be discussed in another future Cow Tip.

The HOT List!

The HOT list is a sub category from your sphere of influence. These are people you have lunch with or do things socially. These are people that love you, support you, will help you unconditionally and you would do the same for them.

Go through your sphere of influence and select the people that should be on your HOT list. Create a letter that, you will hand address specifically to them letting them know they are on your HOT list and that you want to know what you can do to SUPPORT THEM. You might want to have a form in the letter for them to update social media connection links, websites and e-mail. Make it fun.

Send the letter in a colored envelope with a fun stamp. The post office has Love stamps, Celebrate Stamps andCelebrate Stamp all kinds of causes. Pick a stamp the friend will look at and think they are special. Maybe a cartoon stamp would work better for you. Decide what stamp works from you and your personality.

Use your home address as the return and again, HAND address this letter.

Think about the impact of getting a letter in a colored envelope with an interesting stamp hand addressed. What about including a $2.00 certificate to Dairy Queen or Mc Donalds for an ice cream…. they will laugh and should think you are a fun person. Be creative and be yourself. Come back and let us know if you think of something else to add.

In the letter encourage your HOT list friend, to call you and set a time for you to get together to have coffee or lunch to talk about supporting each other in 2012.

Personal referrals are the key to success in any business so to make 2012 the year that boils at 212 degrees you need to do something different. Creating your HOT list is going to work. Create your own specific dialog in print and think about what you will talk about when you get together. Each business, product or service is unique just like your networking style so develop conversation that you feel comfortable with.

Fishing in the pond of people who know you, love you and will refer you is the place you want to be. Your HOT list can be the source of new people to connect with and the job is much easier if someone has given a referral as an introduction.

Think about this concept. Take it and work it.  I would be honored to give you individual ideas to help 2012 BOIL with your HOT list! 

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Cosmic Shift Happens™ Launches!

Cosmic Shift Happens™ Launches May 12, 2011

The “Cosmic Shift Happens™” e-book  includes valuable content from INTERNATIONAL digital citizens consistently contributing to educate the public through their blogging and social media efforts. This e-book has been “crowd-sourced” with individuals working in cyberspace from around the world.  The term “crowd-sourced” refers to the fact that a group of people collaborated, sharing ideas to create the e-book.

As the Cosmic Shift Happens™ this book will help anyone take control of social media and have fun! Find tips on how to engage in cyberspace and how to keep your head screwed on straight in the virtual world!  The e-book should help readers ease the anxiety of engaging in cyberspace and feel comfortable about some of the things that could happen out there.

Being aware of what may come up takes away fear and gives a feeling of power!

Meet the crowd and see what they have to say!


Meet The Crowd

“Cosmic Shift Happens™” an  international collaborative e-book was written by:

Carra Riley

Williams, AZ

Writer, Speaker, Small Business and Real Estate Consultant

Joeann Fossland

Tucson, AZ

Cybergrandma, Enthusiast, Coach to Extraordinary Clients, International Speaker

Brad Hanks

Denver, CO

CEO of Brad Hanks Seminars, Senior Instructor for the Colorado Association of REALTORS, Master Instructor for CRB, and “Chief Evangelical Officer” of Connecting People With Success

Karin Hanna

Gold Coast, Australia

Author, Coach, and Social Media Genie

Sadie-Michaela Harris

Plénée-Jugon, France

French-based “go to person” for all things Local, Mobile, and Social, Founder of Lifestyle Management France and iLocal Search, Bi-Lingual Small Business Consultant and Speaker

Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Phoenix, AZ

Owner/Broker of Phoenix Property Shoppe Arizona Realtor®, Speaker, Author, Coach, and Trainer

Carolyn McAndrew

Perth, Austraia

Social Media Expert, Event Planner, Writer, Publisher, Designer

John Panico

Gainesville, GA

Social Media Consultant

Mary R. Roberts

Lake Havasu City, AZ Arizona REALTOR®
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty

Margaret Rome

Baltimore, MD

Broker/Owner HomeRome Realty Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome, and Author

Bernice Ross

Austin, TX

CEO of RealEstateCoach.com, Author, and co-host of RealEstateCoachRadio.com

Darity Wesley

San Diego, CA

Privacy Guru, Speaker, Lawyer, Business Consultant

CJ Yeoman

Houston, TX

Communicator, Writer, editor

Faces of our crowd may have been seen around the virtual world and can be trusted. Each of them have participated in creating a resource e-book which will help newcomers to the digital world feel better about engaging in cyberspace. Feel free to connect with all the participants on their social media sites and read what they have to share.

Come join the fun for our e-launch on blogtalkradio!

Get a FREE chapter of Cosmic Shift Happens™ right NOW and then join us on blogtalkradio May 12, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time where we will be talking about navigating cyberspace.  Call into the show to talk at 347-857-3056.  We will be the guests on Cheryl Resnicks blogtalkradio show “Unforgettable Facebook Connections.”

Connecting around the world as the Cosmic Shift Happens™.


Is Your Life Happy?

What color would you paint your life?   Is it happy?

Are you approaching the 55+ new chapter in your life?

Are there things you are worried about which might be changing the color of your happiness?

Health care
Kids coming home
Aging Parents

Tune in to BlogTalkRadio on Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:00 Pacific Time to hear Flora M. Brown, Ph.D Author, coach, speaker, radio host, entrepreneur talk about all these issues facing many in today’s evolving world. Call in to (347) 994-1903 listen on the web link or join us in the chat room with quesitons.

Author Flora Brown

Flora Brown is a Professor Emeritus at Fullerton College and hosts the Internet radio show, Color Your Life Happy, broadcast live from Anaheim every Monday morning at 11AM PST.

Flora explains:

“There are a number of times during our lives when we reach a crossroads, such as adolescence and early adulthood, to name a few. None is as disconcerting as the 55+ crossroads, especially for women. After all, this is the time when you thought you’d look back with pride at your accomplishments, settle into spoiling your grandchildren,or finally read those books you neglected. You may have even made grander plans, but society, the economy, technology and even the climate changed. Now at age 55+ you find yourself at a very different crossroads than the one you imagined, if you even thought about it all. Perhaps you’re bored with your predictable life, or laid off from your job years short of your planned retirement date, or worse, facing fears due to loss of your savings, health challenges, a divorce or adult kids living lifestyles you don’t understand. You could collapse in the middle of the road and wait for a truck to run over you. But that’s not very productive.”

Join us on BlogTalkRadio as Flora Brown shares insite with 5 things the 55+ woman in particular can do at the crossroads of life that will lead to transformation.

Flora Morris Brown is also a mother of four and grandma of three. She has impacted the lives of students, educators, business owners, leaders and many audiences during her 40+ year career. Her passion for encouraging people to make choices that lead to their happiness began when she was a junior high inner city English teacher and continued to grow deeper as she worked with students from first grade through university level, and with retailers and business owners.

Her book, Color Your Life Happy: Create the Success, Abundance and Inner Joy You Deserve, promotes making choices that give you the life you want. It is available from Amazon and other major booksellers.

Please join me on BlogTalkRadio when I interview author, coach and radio host, Dr. Flora Brown, on Thursday, Nov. 4th at 10:00 a.m. PDT as we discuss 5 things an individual can do at the crossroads of life that will lead to transformation. Call in to (347) 994-1903 listen on the web link or join us in the chat room with quesitons.

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Feng Shui…Learn How It Works!

Feng Shui…Learn How It Works!

Tune into to Carra Riley on BlogTalkRadio to hear all about Feng Shui.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:00am PDT, special guest Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan will be joining us on Blogtalkradio to talk about the many benefits of Feng Shui in any home. Laura will also be sharing some secrets about the importance of Feng Shui in many aspects of life.

Some of the things we will be talking about are: energy in a home, power colors, power rooms, sleeping arrangements for your best rest, the significance of water features, house numbers, front door positions in relationship to back doors, and general room flow. It will be fun to learn how to make some positive changes in environment design.

Set your reminder for this fun and educational show by clicking here. Please join us by listening online and participating in the chat room by clicking here. Or call in to listen and with any questions to (347) 994-1903.

Laura Cerrano is a Certified Manhattan NY Feng Shui Consultant who wears many hats. She received her Associates degree in Fine Arts in 2002 and Double Bachelors Degree’s in Art Education and Fine Arts for painting. Growing up in a Feng Shui house hold has truly given Laura an early exposure and first hand experience to the inner workings and multi-levels of Feng Shui.  By age 16 Laura was assisting her mother Carole Provenzale of Feng Shui Long island NY on Feng Shui consultations. Eventually, Laura established her own Feng Shui Practice called, “Feng Shui Manhattan” in 2000. Laura has been providing Feng Shui consults for ten years and proudly continues the tradition of being the second generation of Certified Feng Shui consultants in her family.

Laura provides Feng Shui consults for residential homes, apartments, businesses, new constructions and  travels the entire New York Tri-state area.  Laura takes a body, mind and soul approach.   She combines Black Sect and Western Methods utilizing the Bagua and The Five Elements.  Laura also makes it a point to teach her clients the basics of Feng Shui along with simple methods and movements of QiGong to assist in Meditation before space clearings are preformed.  Laura Cerrano seeks to empower her clients with a true knowledge and understanding of the Art of Feng Shui.

You can connect with Laura on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. You can visit her website at www.FengShuiManhattan.com or give her a call at (516) 528-3843

So please join us online on Blogtalkradio or by calling in to (347) 994-1903 this coming Tuesday March 23, 2010 at 9:00am PDT to learn all about the power of Feng Shui.

Friday Funnies! 1 hour Stress Relief

It’s Friday and time for some fun! 

One great benefit to being a blogger is all the great content you come across in engaging with new friends.

 This week I had the pleasure of talking with Marcia Fine, Author of Stressed in Scottsdale.  The main character in her book, Jean Rubin, has a blog about Stress.

I laugh out loud when reading her descriptions of Stress so I am going to share some of the comments which inspired this post.

  • Yo, Yenta! Says:
    October 28th, 2009 at 1:51 pm I practice a little known method of Jewish Zen Buddhist self-forgiveness, which consists of saying “So you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning/groceries for dinner/children – but NO ONE DIED” three times, then making yourself a cocktail and taking a bath.
    My own mother taught this to me and it works EVERY TIME.
  • Yo, Yenta! Says:
    October 29th, 2009 at 9:03 pm My husband gives me stress! But then he massages my feet so I guess it all balances out…
  • Angela Damien Says:
    November 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm Yo Yenta,
    Foot massages are GREAT!
    Loved your idea about the bath the other day… I am taking one in a few minutes to relieve stress in the middle of the day… mixed some aloe juice, minerals, flax seed and even lighting some incense… great idea, thanks for sharing!

    How to Relieve Stress in one hour in the middle of the day!
    There is no reason if you work from home or have a flexible schedule that you cannot take a 1 hour break in the middle of the day to relieve stress…

    Process the stress relief break this way!  You may get up at 5:00 a.m. to start your day and you probably work till 10 or 11 p.m. while taking time out to eat a little something.  Did you know that in a “real” job you are supposed to get a lunch break and a 15 minute break in the morning and the afternoon… if you do the math, that up it is 1.5 hours for you to regenerate and rest, during an 8 hour work day!

    I learned you can multitask spa treatments at Mario Badesuc in New York City.  I went in thinking a NYC spa would be relaxing… well, if you are in a hurry they get a lot done in a short period of time but one should be in the right mind set… which is how much can I do in an hour instead of thinking a spa treatment had to be an all day, slow event. I had a facial, pedicure and manicure all at once.  Three specialists working on me at one time… I have now taken that lesson from New York City and applied it to the 1 hour stress relief idea! 
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  •   1.  Start filling your your bathtub!
    Be sure sure to check it if you start
    Tub overflowing causes more stress!

    Insense burner
      2.  Light an incense burner or a fragrant oil diffuser.

    Select an aroma you like to create an aroma therapy treatment while you relax.

    The fragrance fills the room and you will start feeling that relaxing sensation right away.

     3. Add the essential spa ingredients to the water.

    This list came from a book “You Are What You Eat.”Bath Ingredients
    The book explains, feeding your skin is important.

    You will feel a tingling sensation with the wonderful elements.

    Flax Oil, Aloe Vera Juice Concentrate, Ionic Mineral Silica, Multiple Minerals along with Frankincense & Myrrh pure essential oils.

    The author suggested this bath treat after a day of detoxing your system…

    I say, why not anytime?

    Facial products   4. Take out your favorite facial products.

    Give yourself a thorough cleansing then
    apply a facial mask to set while you take
    your 20 minute spa bath. 

    Start working
    on your face while the tub is filling.

    5.  Commence the hair conditioning process.Hair products

    The tub should be filled so wash your hair first
    or wash it in the shower prior to starting your

    When to wash the hair is definitely a personal
    choice in this hour.

    Then apply the conditioner
    to process as you enjoy relaxing jetted
    tub spa time  15 or 20 minutes

    Your facial products will be working at the same
    time as your hair is being conditioned and you
    are relaxing in the tub.

    Salt scrub

    6. Exit tub and apply body salt scrub.

    Your skin should feel great with the minerals
    it was exposed to. 

    Now to top off your spa treat
    apply some salts all overyour body  to remove
    dead skin prior to entering the shower.
    shower heads
    7.  Enter the body car wash (shower) to rinse everything off.

    Your face should feel great after the facial application.

    Your hair should be nourished with the treatment.

    Your skin should shimmer with all those minerals and body scrub.

    Apply your favorite skin lotion.

    Finish your facial process.

    Dry your hair.

    You are good to go!

    You should feel relaxed and de-stressed in only 1 hour

    Not so hard… just plan your time and make a date with yourself to relax and enjoy an hour for YOU in the middle of the day.,.. who says you have to take a shower at 7:00 a.m. when you work from home?

    DISCLAIMER… I am NOT endorsing any products.. those shown above are simply examples.  Use your own products and equipment… IT would cause total STRESS to get an 11k fine for sharing my stress relief tip!   THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY PRODUCT.

    Hope you are having FUN on Friday! 

    Carra Signature Large