JT’s BBQ Chicken & Ribs – Part 1 – Chicken Thighs, Breasts & Wings

In this video, I will share with you my simple recipe for seasoning your chicken and creating a “finger-licking” BBQ Sauce. I will also share my “fool-proof” method cooking them on a charcoal grill.

If you like BBQ Chicken, then you are going to love this sure fire way to make them.

Be sure to leave a comment – especially, if you try this recipe!

 

Simple Tips to Designing an Effective Website

Having a great looking website is just the beginning. It takes more than that to create a high demand for your products and services. It takes planning, marketing & organizing your business to expand.

All great business ideas start with a clear, concise & effective plan with specific measurable results. The same is true when it comes to creating an effective website solution.

As the old saying goes – “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.”

Often times, small business owners concentrate more on how their website looks and less on how well it markets their business and attract new clients.

Having a clear understanding of how to effectively promote and market your website is a requirement to building a strong foundation for your overall marketing plan and strategies.

Some people believe – “If you build it, they will come!” – When it comes to creating a successful website, this is simply just not true!

With that being said, let’s explore some of the fundamental key components needed to create an effective website. Here are a few of the major categories that you will want to consider:

There are a number of factors to consider: Purpose, Goal, Design, Function, Content, eCommerce and Marketing.

The Internet’s World Wide Web is changing the way that we do business and communicate with each other. It is the new standard of the day and provides business owners with an excellent opportunity to expand their enterprises across the nation and even around the world.

After all, the ultimate success of most business strategies is measured by the amount of money it makes and/or saves your company – right?

Visit our new website and take a moment to explore our solutions for your business.

For more information, please use our online contact form. Click here to submit your questions.

How To Create Irresistible Products & Services

Most people start their business for a variety of reasons.  Some are really passionate about something and they are committed to sharing it.

Some want to improve the quality of their life and the lives around them.  Some are just looking for a way to make money.  Some just want to make a difference.

No matter how they get started, most people decide what they want to offer and then go find the market to offer it to. This is the hard way!

How do you improve your odds? How do you become one of the very successful thriving businesses? You do what they do!

Do Your Homework and  Identify a Profitable Niche Market First!

Then, find out what the people in your target market really need!

The solution specifically fulfills the needs of your niche market. It soothes their aches and pains. It satisfies their desires and grants their wishes. It’s just what they are looking for and they are hungry for it.

You may find that you already offering the products and/or services that they may need. Is some cases, all you have to do is tweak your sales letter, benefits or pricing. You may also find that the solution doesn’t exist or if it does, it needs some improvement. At any rate, create the solution that solves their problems and give it to them.

Often times, many small businesses attempt to offer too many types of services or lines of products. In a lot of cases, they do this because it generates revenue and help them to survive.

However, if you don’t have the money and resources to do them all well, you may find yourself trapped or boxed into doing things that you don’t want to do, thereby robbing you of your power, performance & productivity.

Let’s look at a simple way of creating your products & services matrix. It is helpful to break it down into the following 3 categories. Each category represents a unique stage in the marketing process and moves your prospects through the sales pipeline.

Promotional (Free or Low-Cost Offerings)

  • Special Reports, eBooks & Newsletters
  • Free 90 Minute Preview/Overview Workshop
  • Complementary or Evaluation Sessions

Entry Level (Low-Cost – Affordable Offerings)

  • Low Cost eBook, Audio or Video Series
  • Full Day Interactive Workshop/Seminar

Premium (Higher Priced Offerings)

  • Small Group Mentoring Programs
  • Private Coaching & Consulting Services
  • Advanced Workshops & Boot Camps

I recommend that you streamline your offering of products and services, create a successful marketing system & fulfill the needs of your niche market. This approach insures the success and longevity of your business.

By using this method, you will be creating a systematic approach for attracting new prospects, providing them with substantial value and converting them into long tem paying clients.

It allows you to create credibility and establish yourself as an expert in eyes of your niche market. It also provides you with the ability to provide your clients with an effective solution until they are ready to invest in your premium products and services.

Now, let’s look at each category a little deeper and identify a few examples for use as a model for your business. I highly recommend that you create your initial solution to their problems using the “how-to”, “step-by-step” or “key list” solution theme.

Here are a few examples from some of my clients:

  • “Six Keys to Living the Golden Life”
  • “8 Key Strategies of Highly Effective Business Owners”
  • “21 Ways to De-Clutter Your Office”
  • “The MicroBiz Guide to Internet Marketing – 11 Effective Strategies for Attracting New Clients Online!”
  • “The Courageous Woman – Six Lessons On Moving the Mountains in Your Life”
  • “The Principles of Living Your Life by Design”

Can you see that using this concept will make it really clear to your prospective clients how you can help them accomplish their goals?

Here are few more solution themes that you may recognize from these best selling book titles:

  • “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”
  • “Rich Dad – Poor Day – What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!”
  • “Secret of the Millionaire Mind – Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth”
  • “The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!”
  • “The E Myth – Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It”

Are you beginning to get the picture?

Pretty cool, huh?

microbiz-marketing-101-web-imageOnce you have identified your primary solution theme, you can use it to create your irresistible products & services matrix.

You can find out more about creating irresistible products and services in my new special report – MicroBiz Marketing 101 – 7 Principles for Building Your Business! Click here to get your free copy!

<object width=”480″ height=”385″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ub6ruvGzzTg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US”></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ub6ruvGzzTg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”480″ height=”385″></embed></object>

The Six Keys to Living the Golden Life

What is the Golden Life? – Isn’t it when life is going great, when everything feels right, when life is synchronistic with all forms of living? Isn’t it when one is fully expressing oneself? Isn’t it when you’re free from worry or concern, when your inner voices are at peace and the chatter in your brain is quiet?

Maybe it’s when your dreams are finally realized or you’re on a journey or path to fulfilling a dream. Everything is alright with you and the world.

Or perhaps it’s when you can honor, love, embrace and appreciate all of who you are – the good, the bad and the down right ugly.

The Golden Life, in my opinion, is all of the above mentioned scenarios: freedom to be with life as it is and a desire or drive for something greater than your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Below are the Six Keys to Living the Golden Life. The process of bringing a greater understanding of how they work begins here. The six keys properly used will undoubtedly lead to a golden life.

Click on the player below to listen to my live interview with Lisa!

[audio:http://audioam.blogtalkradio.com/show_405079.mp3]

Key #1 –  The Power of Vision – Vision is the foundation of all of life. Without it, one wanders around with hopes of at least a fleeting moment of fulfillment, excitement and/or happiness. Ever heard someone say, life is good, but there’s still something missing, or I’m just not happy?

Vision, like the foundation of a building or home, is a solid foundation from which you live your life. Think of the concept of a contractor building a home.  When the home is being built, a foundation must first be laid, prior to building the walls etc. If the foundation isn’t solid, neither will the home be. The homeowner is then subjected to future structural challenges which lead to many other things.

Your life is no different. Vision is the foundation and it must be solid in order to build a life of power, passion and purpose filled with joy, excitement and laughter, otherwise your life is subjected to unnecessary challenges. It all starts with vision.

Key #2 – Exploring Your Vision – Some call it your heart song, others call it your spiritual calling, many may refer to it as purpose. Either way, you must be willing to find that sweet spot within that reveals your vision. Because it is the foundation for your life, exploring vision is mandatory to all other steps.

Exploration requires Persistence, Perseverance, and Patience to truly find it. Do you have all three?

Key #3 – Articulating Your Vision – Never underestimate the power of the spoken word. Language gives birth to life. It is language that gives us life’s experiences. If you think about it, if there were no words spoken how would we interact with life as we know today? It is hard to imagine isn’t it?

One must be willing to give language to vision. It is also important to be sure the words you give it ignite power and passion in YOU when you speak them.

Key #4 –  Identifying Life’s Seductions – Being seduced is never fun when you don’t want to be. If you find that you’ve strayed away from your vision, it is reasonably safe to say you’ve somehow been seduced. The question is how did it happen? Weren’t you paying attention?

There’s always a sense of power you experience when you have choice in how your life goes. It’s not so wonderful when you don’t. Knowing when you’re about to be seduced and choosing not to be can be amazingly powerful and puts you right back in the driver’s seat of your life.

Key #5 – Dealing with Life Seductions – But suppose you didn’t catch yourself and all of a sudden you are seduced. Life caught you off guard.

Most of life seductions aren’t planned or even noticed until it’s too late. Recognition of how you got there, what drove you there in the first place and how you can return is where you build your personal muscle in dealing with life seductions.
Vision, being the foundation of life, can drive you back to your rightful power seat.

Key #6 – Expressing your vision in the World – After the vision is crystal clear, articulated powerfully and you’ve identified the life seductions, you’re now ready to express your vision in the world. Expressing vision is an opportunity to bring it alive to expand and grow.

The expression of your vision is determined by you, the creator. So it can be as big or small as you want. The world to you may be your family, while to another it maybe the planet earth.

You have the final decision as to how you express your vision. In addition, the scope of the world is defined by she who holds the vision.

The Six Keys brings to life new meaning and opens the doorway to freedom, fulfillment, joy and happiness. You must be willing to take the keys and make them your own as you experience everyday living. After all is said and done, it is up to you.

The power lives within you and it’s always been there.

Click on the player below to listen to the live 90-minute tele-seminar – Living The Golden Life!

[audio:http://www.thep3group.com/media/audio/The_Six_Keys_to_Living_The_Golden_Life.mp3]

About The Author

Lisa Thomas is the President of The Power, Passion and Purpose Group, Inc also known as The P3 Group, Inc. The P3 Group is a training and development company for women by women, providing life, business & career coaching strategies for women.

The company helps women discover their vision, live purposeful lives and fulfill their dreams. The P3 Coaches and Facilitators  take women on a journey of uncovering their personal or professional vision (Spiritual Self), choosing powerful thoughts (Emotional Self) and manifesting their dreams (Physical Self). This unique concept is known as the P3 Circles of Life.

Their P3 Power Boost Internet Radio Show,  P3 Power Boost Online Magazine , P3 Power Boost Workshop , and The P3 Lifeline, all serve as platforms for training and educating our clients in implementing  the The P3 Circles of Life in everyday living .

Visit their website at http://www.TheP3Group.com.

Creating Your Business Model for Coaches, Consultants & Trainers with Denise Hedges

Listen to Denise Hedges, Co-Founder of The Business BreakThrough Institute as she shares about Breakthrough Business Thinking and Creating a Profitable Business Model.

Denise is a Passionate Speaker, Results-Oriented Personal and Business Coach. She specializes in helping professional service providers – accountants, attorneys, acupuncturists, and body workers alike – realize their dream of helping others.

Denise has helped thousands of solopreneurs, nationally and internationally, move past their fear of sales and marketing, attract more clients, and make more money!

We also discussed a few key internet marketing strategies to help you build your business online.

[audio:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jonnthomas/2008/04/30/Creating-Your-Business-Model-for-Coaches-Consultants-Trainers-with-Denise-Hedges.mp3]

Listen to the show and leave your comments…