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KnB’s Marketplace hosts Book Signing for Local Authors Bobbie Asad and Anna Campbell in Fuquay-Varina

KnB's Marketplace in downtown Fuquay-Varina NCLocal Authors Book Signing

KnB’s Marketplace is hosting a book signing for children’s author Bobbie Asad of Tucker’s Story and business author Anna Campbell of 12 Healthy Habits of Business Leadership.

Friday, May 8th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at 120 Raleigh Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina during Art After Dark.

Tucker’s Story: 
http://www.amazon.com/Tuckers-Story-Bobbie-Asad/dp/1500964409/ref=sr_1_1

12 Healthy Habits of Business Leadership: 
http://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Habits-Business-Leadership-Investing/dp/1508542279/ref=sr_1_1

The most effective way to invest your Business time and money is in You

Expanding your skills to achieve more business successInvesting your business time and money in your skills is crucial for your business survival and growth!

Building your understanding of how online and offline business strategies work, building your business branding and presence, and building a solid product or service line that you are passionate about is vital for your success.

The better prepared You are, the more successful your Business will be.

In my new book coming out in April I will be sharing with you insights about how your choices can positively or negatively affect your business success.

Business Author, Anna J. Campbell

Want a more Drama Free Life? Stop Using Facebook!

freedom from technology control and facebookTechnology has always been something humanity seems to deem as important and necessary for our evolution. Technology can be useful and harmful.

Anyone with an addictive personality has problems limiting the amount of time used on technology or consuming substances.  The need to have more and be more entertained or feel better, sometimes clouds our judgement and after a while we start believing that allowing technology to control us and run our lives is the right thing.

We forget, that we are supposed to be controlling technology and governing how it is to be used in our lives.

Today I am focusing on Facebook. What an amazing and wondrous invention! The ability to connect with people we knew, family we miss, and people we may have never met otherwise.

The ability to interact, engage, and communicate. The opportunity to spread the word about where we are on vacation, so everyone knows our home is vacant and ripe for the picking. The opportunity to spread the word about our business and receive amazing and disastrous reviews by people who may or may not have actually done business with us. The opportunity to see how amazing other people’s lives are. The opportunity to meet other people and learn random information about them.

The opportunity to stay inside, plugged into a machine, and creating a sense of a real virtual world. This reminds me of those old sci-fi movies we found so amusing…

Facebook started with a really interesting idea, and addictive personalities have turned it into a feeding ground for angry, envious, insecure, and often skeptical humans. Facebook allows us to create a false world with limited information.

The thought of never being on Facebook again, seems unimaginable and pointless to humans who are so plugged in, their brains no longer completely function offline. The thought of never knowing who said what, or where they are, or how they “like” my photo, or what random photo or quote is being posted…

Where did we lose control? Where did we stop leading our lives and start following the silliness of the internet.

Not everything you read online is true.  Not everything we see online is true.

However, I overheard a teenager the other day inform their parents that school is useless, because everything they need to know can be found “online”. They assumed that everything they learn, see, and hear online is “true”.

It is time for a reality check. Try not going on Facebook for 1 week. Try, I challenge you. Can you do it?

It is surprising to me how much control I personally have handed over to a lifeless virtual entity named Facebook. I have accepted this challenge.. and during my first week.. I failed. After 3 days, I just had to go back on Facebook to check who RSVP’d for an event I posted on there.

I am starting again today! Goodbye Facebook…

Achieving Success In Your Business With Happiness

Don't let your fears dictate yr decisions!I have been doing a great deal of research for my next business book and three books that I really enjoyed reading yesterday were from three very different authors about three different aspects of life and business.

We will begin with The Martha Rules: 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business written by Martha Stewart.

Martha is truly a remarkable woman who has accepted accountability and responsibility for her own decisions and actions on the part of others in her life. She has also created amazing and brilliant trends throughout the business industry, and she continues to spark interest in the minds of people wishing they could live their lives with such high ambitions.

Martha shares insight into several basic areas of business such as, Appeal to your customers’ wants and needs, Beware the echo chamber: assembling an advisory board, and Take risks not chances.

The first two are fairly understandable and make complete sense. The third tidbit really made me start thinking.

Martha says that, “In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance. A well-calculated risk may very well end up as an investment in your business.  A careless chance can cause it to crumble. And when an opportunity presents itself, never assume it will be your last.

This really hit home for me because I often jump at opportunities without taking any amount of time to research it, consider other options, or understand the consequences.  While this habit hasn’t always hurt me, it hasn’t always provided me with the best results either.  I now understand that it is ok to be brave and take a risk, but it should be a well informed and calculated risk.

JJ Ramberg shares 183 essential tips that will transform your small business in her book, It’s Your Business. Three of the most poignant topics she covers in her book include: End customer interactions on a positive note, Respond to negative customer feedback positively, Partner with people who reach a similar audience.

One of the most awkward situations for a business leader is responding to negative feedback. I cringe everytime I see someone slam the customer, respond with hate, or completely disregard the person’s comments.   Always be courteous when someone leaves a review or comment. It is often harder for a customer to leave a bad review than to just never let you know. As a business leader you need to know all the good and bad about your business. Otherwise, you will never be able to correct issues that could potentially close your doors.

I absolutely love The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  This isn’t necessarily a business related book, but it is one that would help everyone who is a business leader! One of the most important sections of her book that I believe truly affects all leaders is Enjoy Now.

We are so often focused on next weeks sale, next months quota, and next years budget that we often fail to appreciate Now.

You can only truly be happy if you can Enjoy Now. Gretchen mentions, “The arrival fallacy is a fallacy because, though you may anticipate great happiness in arrival, arriving rarely makes you as happy as you anticipate”.

She reminds us that the ever looking forward doesn’t provide us with the full enjoyment of now. Appreciating where you are, right now, right here. That is the key to accepting your happiness, now.

Sure, tomorrow your happiness could grow, or lessen.. but for today, accept your happiness and relish in it! Appreciate everything good happening in your life and around you at this very moment.

 

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