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You may well think so based on current news reports in Australia. But is there really a silver lining to our silver haul? Or has Australia really developed an attitude of “If it’s not gold it’s not good enough”?

What do you think? Mark pondered this in his latest post on his Wanderings and Wonderings blog that I have copied below:

OLYMPIC DREAMING

Over the past week, I, like billions of others world-wide, have been watching the Olympic Games in London. And I, like billions of others world-wide, have been cheering my countrymen and women as they battle it out with the best athletes in their respective sports.

Today, I opened up my Sunday newspaper to read page after page with headlines “Where did we go so wrong?”, “Water Torture” (referring to our Olympic swimmers) and “Failure to Launch” – a particularly nice 3 page article (yes 3 pages) about one particular swimmer. Excuse my language, but what the hell is happening here?

Australia is a proud sporting nation, but because we have won (at this stage) one gold and 12 silver medals, suddenly every athlete and coach is a failure and the millions of dollars spent on sports programs have been wasted. All of this is emanating from journalists masquerading as experts. I will concede that many of them know much about the sports they report on, but they obviously have little or no compassion or idea of what The Olympics are all about.

You only have to look at the “Medal Tally” so often flashed on our screens. The countries are listed in order of how many gold medals each has won. Countries do not compete at the The Olympics, individuals do. The Olympic spirit is not about who goes home with the most gold. It is about competing at the highest level against other individuals or teams – it does not matter which country they represent. It does matter that they are there because they are amongst the best in the world.

These individuals make huge sacrifices to compete at this level. They give up social lives, employment opportunities (and the ability to earn money) and relationships just to train at the highest level, many for years on end. To say they have failed by not winning is shameful. Some have “failed” by fractions of a second – I am sure they are devastated enough without having it plastered all over news bulletins and magazines as a failure. They should be hailed as winners – just for being there.

I am sure I speak for the vast majority of Australians in saying to all our Olympic Athletes “You have done us proud”. Don’t listen to the naysayers – none of them have won a gold medal. It is best summed up by the quote:

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” Pierre de Courbertin, French Educator.

To all our Australian sportsmen and women – you have fought well.

FOOTNOTE FROM ZOE: And we’re incredibly proud of you all. “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that counts”. Making it to the biggest sporting event in the World, challenging yourself against the greatest athletes in the World is an accomplishment in itself.

What do you think? Is it unrealistic to expect nothing but Gold? Are we supporting and pushing our athletes to great heights or berating them for only being the 2nd or 3rd greatest athlete in their sport in the World? Let us know in the comments below and, as always share this post far and wide.

 

photo credit: geckoam via photo pin cc

There had been much hype over the last few days about the number of Facebook users dropping  in a few markets.

It was claimed that users in the US declined  from  155.2 million at the start of May to 149.4 million at the end of the month, and that its’ user numbers in Britain fell by more than 100,000 too.

I wonder if the entities making the claims expect everybody in those countries to sign up for Facebook?

More than half the population in the US and the UK have already done so, so one would imagine that, like any market, Facebook will find its’ level in time.  Does that mean that Facebook is going the way of My Space?

Let’s take a look at the numbers – Facebook is heading for 700 million users. More than half of the current users – somewhere over 600 million – log in every day. Average time spent on the site is between 23 and 55 minutes (*1).   With an average of 130 friends (*2) It’s hard to imagine that all those users are suddenly going to abandon it anytime soon. I think many would  find it harder to give up than smoking.

Despite all the criticism about privacy settings and the amount of information Facebook commands, the numbers continue to grow. The reason – Facebook is a social site and we humans like nothing more than to socialise. More and more users share their thoughts, their actions, their likes and their hates with millions of other users.

Is it any wonder that “Angel investors and venture capitalists have showered hundreds of millions of dollars on entrepreneurs with an idea for a new social networking business, but the money is parcelled among thousands of developers.

This is not the dotcom era of a decade ago when you had to invest heavily in servers and computer storage, and blow a wad on marketing to win visitors to your site. Now you pay-as-you-go, renting computers in the vast data warehouses created by the likes of Amazon, while marketing takes care of itself thanks to enthusiastic early users sharing their experience. *3.

Facebook – not so liked and less friends – I think not.

What do you think?   –   Mark

  1. http://www.quora.com/How-much-time-does-the-average-user-spend-on-Facebook
    2. http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
    3. Stephen Foley in “The Independent” 15/6/11.

 

*Footnote from Zoe

Facebook have been clamping down on dual profiles, particularly where users are setting up a profile for their personal use and then another to promote their business.

I can’t help but feel that the decline in Unique Users is a result of this action and in fact a very good thing.  Weeding out fake accounts and duplicates can only serve to strengthen the use by existing members.

If you currently have both a personal profile and a PROFILE for your business then you need to convert your business profile to a business PAGE immediately.  If Facebook locates your duplicate accounts they will delete both profiles!  And all your hard work in building these will be gone.

The difference between a profile and a page is that people request to be your ‘Friend’ on a profile while members chose to ‘Like’ your page.

Need help with fixing your Facebook structure – let us know in the comments below or pop on over to our Social Media advice Facebook Page at:

www.facebook.com/SocialMediaShortCut

And check out our live trainings to help you market your business with Social Media – the right way!

www.SocialMediaShortCut.com/events

I was at a work group meeting last week discussing the opportunities for businesses in the “Digital Economy” particularly with the improvement in broadband services across Australia in coming years. It was a real eye opener in terms of how much more innovative businesses are going to have to be to prosper in the next 2-5 years and to maximise the changes in technology.

It also made me realise that Mark and I weren’t really doing this in our own business. That may surprise some of you given that I specialise in Social Media Marketing and am continually updating my skills to stay at the forefront of this rapidly changing media, but what I mean is that our business wasn’t innovating. Our websites had been the same for several years, our services had expanded but really only as a result of customer demand and we have been delivering these services in virtually the same way.

So, back to the title of this post, “The times they are a changing” and it’s time for us to change. But rather than changing “with” the times, as business owners we need to be changing “in front” of the times!  Seeking new opportunities and providing answers to questions that our clients don’t even know they have yet. I’m not talking crystal ball, rainbow and unicorns here but rather seriously considering the possibilities for your business in the digital economy. Who will your clients be? Where will they be located? How will they ‘interact’ with your services? And, most importantly, what will their needs/pain points/wants be?  Only after you have considered this should you then work out how you can best meet these needs and provide your services in the most readily accessible way to your clients in the future.

Already trials are underway of “digital dust” being woven into fabrics to sense changes in our health and report these remotely to doctors. Imagine this technology in food packaging so that your food not only ‘knows’ it’s use by date but transmits this to your fridge to have an order automatically placed via the internet for a replacement product to be delivered to your door! And that’s just the beginning – start thinking about 3 dimensional printing of objects including human organs with ‘ink’ an exact replica of human blood cells and you start to see how far (and how fast) technology is moving!

So what does that mean for our customers and why an I telling you about printing blood cells? As a group, of business, government and educational leaders, we could not come up with an industry that will not be changed by new technology. So as business owners, you need to not only be aware of the changes happening in technology but to start thinking innovatively.

For us, we have decided to “split” our business into two main streams to better service our client base while growing our offerings. This website, www.MarkandZoe.com will be our home base for Entrepreneurs looking to grow a business online. Our focus has always been on teaching “Internet Marketing” strategies but we are expanding this into a complete support site for building your business from anywhere in the World. Mark and I love the fact that we can work our business from our laptops from anywhere we have a reliable internet signal, and now want to share with you how you too can “Make The World Your Office”.

Over the coming weeks we will being adding our top tips and strategies to run a ‘virtual business’ including reviews and training videos on the tools, apps, income streams and services we use in our business. Our innovation is to support all of you that are going to be moving to ‘non-traditional’ business models over the coming years. We see huge changes coming for not only where we chose to work and how we work but, in fact, why we work.  Our plan is to become citizens of the the World not only travelling to every part of the Globe but living in many different places over the next 10 years.

If you are already running, or in the process of establishing, a virtual business we’d love your feedback here on the support you need and questions you have (please leave your comments below).

The second ‘half’ of our business, Social Media Marketing (training, strategy, system design and management), is getting a new home over at www.SocialMediaShortcut.com over the coming weeks. This site has housed our membership group and SocialMediaShortCut training program but, again, with innovation in mind, we are not only expanding our social media services but changing how we deliver these.

We have partnered with The Creative Collective agency and will have the capacity to deliver more regular trainings, social media strategy and system builds across the globe with consultations done via skype and/or video conferencing, and back these up with a new online membership site with monthly training webinars. This will mean that we are able to deliver you the most up to date information on trends and changes to social media marketing AND answer your questions each month via the internet ie without you leaving home! If the timing doesn’t suit your schedule (we are busy business owners after all) then the trainings will be recorded in your membership area.  More details on the monthly webinars will be emailed out to our clients next week, so make sure you have subscribed to our SMSC VIP List at www.SocialMediaShortCut.com for details on how you can access the webinar in May for Free!

The partnership with The Creative Collective opens up a huge group of specialist creative staff to us so that I can do what I do best (and love doing), train and strategise your social media marketing, and then hand the design, technology and management components over to other team members that specialise in these tasks.  We are growing our team of social media managers and I’m delighted to say that Mark and I now have a brilliant assistant, Ms Allsion Todd, supporting us in the day to day running of our business.  In keeping with innovation and maximising new technology, our team are all virtual, and now spread across 4 coutnries with Allison residing in the United States.  After all our clients are from around the Globe and we will be travelling to all parts of it so there are no barriers to where our staff are located (again other than having access to reliable internet connection).

We realise that some of what we share on both websites will overlap – for instance many of our virtual business owners want information on social media marketing,while many of our ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses that we have built social media systems for will benefit from accessing details on our online accouting program etc. When this occurs we will definitely be posting information on both websites and you will notice links to Social Media Marketing (above) here as well.

A good example of this is our upcoming Social Media Marketing for Business Seminars series. Details of these are on the events page on SocialMediaShortCut but we will also have a post here with a link as these will allow you to maximise social media to grow any type of business, whether virtual or ‘traditional’ bricks and mortar.

Our aim is to provide you (our wonderful community) with the information that is most relevent to you achieveing your goals and growing your businesses online. Social Media is becoming integral to our way of life, particularly with the advent of mobile technology, so every business needs to maximise this marketing method. But we understand that not all of you are interested in sharing our journeys around the World, working our business from our laptop, particularly if you are focussed on building clientelle in a specific geographic area and driving traffic to your shop front. Well atleast not right now – but start thinging innovatively and you never know ;-)

So our new structure in a nutshell:

www.MarkandZoe.com is for you if you want to build your business from anywhere, anytime via the internet. Highlighting our top tools, tips and tactics to “Make The World Your Office” and sharing our travels and innovations.

www.SocialMediaShortCut.com is for you if you want to learn how to maximise Social Media Marketing to grow your business. Highlighting our top tools, tips and tactis for “Guiding You Through the Maze of Social Media Marketing” while also keeping you updated on our latest Social Media trainings.

If both services appeal to you, then by all means sign up to both websites.  You will be receiving different e-newsletters and updates but we will alternate these so that you are never bombarded by messages.  Our aim is to provide you with ‘innovative’ cutting edge information to grow your business online and share with you our triumphs and mistakes (so you don’t have to make them) along the way.

So what do you think? Do you like our new plan? Are you changing your business structure in light of new technology? Are you ‘innovating’ in another way? We’d love you feedback below and/or over on our facebook pages.

Some things haven’t changed though – if you like this article please share far and wide with your social networks and, as always, “Have an Awesome Day”.

- Zoe

As I watched my home town drown in a sea of murky brown water this week, it was impossible not to become emotional. Watching story after story of sadness and hardship emerge has to take its’ toll on anybody that has an affinity with any of the affected areas.

This is not the first time I have seen Brisbane swallowed by water – as a teenager I watched the streets fill with water as they made their way inexorably towards Moreton Bay. This time, however, the enormity and scale of the disaster is much, much greater as 75% of my home state, Queensland, has been affected by flood over the past few weeks.

The feeling of helplessness takes over because, despite all mans’ cleverness and ingenuity, there is nothing you can do to stop the water. Nature will take its’ course and the water moves into streets, buildings, houses and lives. And all of them will never be the same again.

As the water rises, spirits fall. Watching a lifetime of work and possessions literally float away is a devastating event and I am fortunate enough to count myself amongst those who have never had to endure that devastation. However, watching friends and fellow Queenslanders suffer that fate, is heartbreaking. And for those who have lost loved ones as a result of this flood, one can only imagine the sadness they are enduring.

Then the water begins to recede and it is now that human spirit comes to the fore. Queenslanders have a very proud heritage of being resilient, ready to stare adversity in the face, roll up their sleeves and get on with the job at hand. News images today prove that nothing has changed.  As the cleanup starts, strangers suddenly become friends and appear out of thin air to help those that have been affected. Thousands of volunteers have arrived ready to work for no reason other than they want to help those less fortunate than themselves. It is the true definition of altruism – do something for someone else expecting nothing in return.

I am eternally grateful that these floods did no more than inconvenience me. My family, some of whom live in Brisbane, are all safe and dry and our home on the Sunshine Coast had no more than a small amount of water enter the garage. During this week, I have paused to realise how fortunate I really am.

We would like to help all those that have been affected and as such, Zoe is anchoring a live video feed bringing entrepreneurs from around Australia and the world in a training webinar fundraiser – “Returning from Adversity – Flood Relief Fundraiser for Entrepreneurs”. The training is online but the live feed will be anchored in Brisbane, and all proceeds raised will be donated to the Red Cross for distribution to those that need it most. This is a great opportunity to help out and participate in some great training. Go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138372796223994 for details and we look forward to sharing a great day and helping those that have endured so much.

Apple iPad may have got the jump on the rest of the tablet world but Motorola, in conjunction with Google Honeycomb, have come up with something that may just give the Apple iPad a run for its’ money.

“This is really the next generation of tablets,” Motorola Mobility device team head Alain Mutricy said as he held a Xoom in one hand at the CES2011 awards ceremony in Las Vegas this week.

“Our partnership with Google has been very intense and has enabled some great technology.”

With a 10.1-inch (25.6-centimeter) screen, the Xoom is about the same size as Apple’s iPad, which hit stores in April and has other leading technology companies around the world scrambling to catch up.

After seeing the following video of the Motorola Xoom in action ‘we’re excited”!

What do you think? Would you buy one?

First of all “Happy New Year” to all of our wonderful clients, business partners, colleagues and readers.

Mark and I are looking forward to 2011 with a great deal of excitement – both for what we are planning in our own business and lives, and for how we can help you to grow your own businesses this year.

As many of you know, last year brought us new opportunities mixed with our fair share of challenges. While these, unfortunately, did impact on our projects with some of you, we have also learnt a huge amount from these as well.

When we sat down on New Year’s Eve to review 2010 and set our plans and goals for 2011, we realised that it has in fact been the things that didn’t go to plan that have resulted in the most positive changes. My Grandfather used to say that “Everything happens for a reason and whatever is, is best!”. I often repeat this mantra to our children but it was in the last few months that it has really rung true for us.

Let me explain what I mean and why this is important for you….

The last 12 months has seen massive growth in our business with new products, partnerships and clients. While this has been exciting and invigorating it also brought with it a new level of workload.

Sometimes as a business owner you get so focussed on building your business that you lose sight of your original goals with that business.

From the very start of our first home based business in 2003, our intention (and plan) has always been to build a business that allows us both financial and time freedom. In particular having both the time and money to chose where we worked and when, to travel extensively while running our business from our laptops, and to have the flexibility to spend time with our children (all 5 of them) and their extended families when we wanted to and, importantly, when they needed us the most.

In 2010, family, health and travel all collided with our business workload and commitments. As our business grew we were faced with the challenge of managing this growth while still delivering high customer satisfaction and quality service. The ability to successfully ‘scale up’ is a challenge for all growing businesses but particularly so when it’s only you, or the two of you (in our case) that are the business. When ill health or a family tragedy hit (or both as happened to us), then the juggling game can get over whelming. I wrote another blog post of our particular circumstances late last year and why it’s so important to plan for such occurrences here.

But, as Grandad said “Whatever is to be will be and whatever is, is best”, and we realised that we had two choices when the challenges struck – get over it or get out. Failure is not in our vocabulary and our business is too valuable to us –so we needed to get up and get over it.

Yes we did need to go into crisis management for a time. We did need to explain to our customers that our personal situation may impact their projects and, most importantly, we did need to learn some lessons and re-structure our business to prevent this type of impact in the future.

Out of the challenges we have a new business structure and a new excitement in our business that had disappeared some-what in the craziness of growth last year. This is where it gets exciting for all of you.

First and foremost, to the business owners amongst you, we hope you will learn from our experience and benefit from instigating some of the changes we are making into your own business model. Zoe will be posting more about the tools and systems we are using over the next few months with videos to help you use this technology.

Secondly, we have redesigned our business to allow for rapid growth this year while actually delivering more to our clients. We have already partnered with other companies to provide services and hired 3 new staff for our Social Media Services and Management Team. We are already implementing new technology to streamline our business processes to cut down on delivery times while maintaining our high levels of service but, most importantly, freeing Mark and I up to learn more, implement more and share more.

This will mean that I can focus on Seminars, speaking and training (where my true passion lies), and Mark can focus on packaging our products, quality control and project management – while we both have time to develop new skills.

Social Media Marketing is evolving and, by it’s very nature, requires us to be continually learning and adapting. We intend growing our team of specialised social media assistants throughout the year and training them in all that we learn.

Zoe will no longer be personally managing social media accounts for any clients (beyond the contracts we already have). All work will be under our watchful eyes, but we have discovered we can very effectively train staff to perform these tasks as well as Zoe can. In fact the new team members out type both of us so they are faster at this job and are able to deliver more tasks in the same amount of time. Truly a win-win situation for us and all of our clients.

We will be introducing you to your individual Social Media Assistant when you sign (or re-sign) with our Management services. For those of you that are still considering getting help with your Social Media Marketing, you can see the full range of services we now have available on our www.SocialMediaShortCut.com website.

On that note, we have exciting developments in the re-launch of the SocialMediaShortCut course as a live and recorded event, we will be travelling extensively to deliver Social Media and Internet Marketing trainings and Zoe is finalising arrangements for a 7 seminar series with two of Australia’s top Female Social Media Specialists! (Note from Zoe – Sooooo Awesome! Details to come very soon.)

So to all of you planning your next 12 months – remember to reflect on what was great about last year along with the things you would chose to do differently and do just that!

Make 2011 YOUR YEAR!

And if all this Goal Setting and New Year’s Resolutions talk is getting too much, take some time out and enjoy this song by @RhettandLink :

We’d love to hear your goals and dreams for this year along with the lessons you learnt from 2010 by either leaving a comment here or over on our Facebook Page:
http://www.Facebook.com/MarkandZoe and make sure to like the page if you haven’t already and share with your friends – thanks ;-)

Have an Awesome Year!

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted here. All excuses equal, we have had wonderful travel through the USA and returned home to some family issues that took priority over business.

On our way home from America, I sat on a QANTAS flight listening to another passenger abuse (and there’s no other term for it) the flight attendant for not providing the service he ‘expected’. In reality his complaint was that the type of red wine he preferred was not available.

He took it upon himself to educate the unbelievably patient crew member on how important he was, how important his business was to the airline and how, if this wasn’t recognised, he would take his business elsewhere.

How one does this at 40,000 feet I have no idea but by this point I’m assuming the flight attendant would have welcomed that action!

After a broken night of sleep, through a 14 hour flight, we drove for 90 minutes from the airport and returned home feeling jet lagged and tired. Mark had picked up a cough that had headed straight to his chest and we were feeling a bit sorry for ourselves to be honest.

I opened my email to find jobs unfinished and pressing deadlines with my VA having taken ill. For a time I forgot how much I love travel and how fortunate we were to have just spent two weeks in America with some of the top internet marketers and financial coaches in the World.

I just wanted everything to stop for while so I could go to sleep and catch up. Like the man on the plane, I was wallowing in thoughts of ‘didn’t the World know who I was???’ But then suddenly it did….

The phone rang and our middle daughter, Kathryn answered. Her face immediately fell.

You know ‘that’ look – shock, fear, sadness, disbelief, confusion. Her hand up in a stop signal told us to hold our questions – yet we continued to beg for details.

When she finally found the ability to speak through her tears, Kathryn told us there had been an accident, and our Son-in-Law’s twin Brother was dead.

The World Stopped.

We all looked at each other not knowing how to react or what to say. A young man, so full of life was gone – in an instant. The tears flowed as the reality kicked in of the wife and 2 babies (20 months and 3 months) he had left behind.

And just as suddenly, the jet lag lifted and the thoughts of entitlement disappeared. In the blink of an eye, things that had seemed so important and over whelming, simply didn’t matter any more.

We spent a couple of days in a fog supporting family, coming to terms with the loss and assisting where we could and as a result our business suffered.

I realised suddenly that I needed to let our customers know what was going on. With a single email I excused myself for my absence, explained we had had a family tragedy and apologised for any delays with projects.

In the wash up of this week, I learnt some valuable lessons about life, business and myself.

Firstly, I’m stopped sweating the ‘small stuff’. In comparison to facing Christmas without my Son, Brother, or Husband and Father of my two small children, the things I was stressing or complaining about really didn’t matter.

It’s easy as a business owner to let things overwhelm you when you are ‘everything’ to your business. I felt if I stopped then our business did too. This realisation has caused me to completely re-structure and re-engineer our business.

I’ve developed a system now where I have back up and have outsourced key tasks to a highly capable team (I’ll talk more about outsourcing in my next post). I’ve discovered this is not only important for our own sanity but also to deliver on time for our customers (they have their own priorities and pressures to work to as well).

I also discovered that in the last two years, we had attracted the most incredible, understanding, wonderful clients. Without fail every single one of them took the few lines in my email to them and understood. I appreciate them more than I could ever express in words.

So, the point of this post for all of you?

Yes there is a message of keeping things in perspective, thinking about what’s ‘really’ important and not ‘sweating the small things’ that really don’t matter. But there’s also the lesson in structuring your business the smart way.

If you are currently indispensable in your business, then it’s time to put an escape plan in place.

What happens if you get sick? Or need time to support family? Or are delayed in transit etc etc etc

Use this post as a push towards designing a business that works with or without you (at least for a period of time). A linchpin you may be but having your business dependent upon you is a dangerous model.

The upside is that our business is stronger as a result of what has occurred in the last few weeks. We have developed wonderful relationships and joint ventures with contractors, suppliers and staff members, that I probably never would have without circumstances demanding it.

We now have an expanding business, a support network to call upon and a growing team. Plus we value our clients like never before and are going out of our way to deliver at levels above and beyond what we have ever done.

And in recognising what really matters in life, we have discovered a lot that just really doesn’t. All that ‘small stuff’ that we get so caught up in that we really don’t need to stress about.

So this Festive Season, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’, hold your family a little closer and tighter than usual, tell them how much you love them and focus on what truly matters.

Mark and I will have a red wine to toast all of you over the holidays and, I assure you, we won’t give a second thought to what variety it may be.

Merry Christmas

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. – Dr. Suess

I read this quote from Dr Suess recently and began to think about what it meant and found it to be quite profound.

What do YOU think?

What a wonderful outlook on life.

Read another way it says “Be true to yourself and don’t worry what others think.”  Far too many people spend countless hours considering what others will “think” of their actions and decisions.

In fact, the vast majority of them won’t consider you or your decisions for more than a fleeting moment, let alone “think” about it.  But it is human nature to want to be seen in a positive light by as many others as possible.

So we make adjustments to what we actually want to do because others may not “think” it is a good idea. This can never result in a good outcome because you will always resent the fact, consciously or unconsciously, that you modified your plan, not to suit yourself, but to suit what others deemed as acceptable.  And all too often, that is merely a perception, not borne out by fact.

This is where Dr. Suess’s saying comes to the fore – “because those who matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter”.  True friends and loved ones will always support your dreams and aspirations, even if they don’t necessarily agree with them.  It is the support that is crucial.  That is why they matter, and why they don’t mind.

The remainder of the world should not have any influence on your decisions.  If any of them do mind, they are entitled to their opinion, but it doesn’t matter, and they won’t think about it for more than a few moments.

Don’t let them become dream stealers and alter your course.

Surround yourself with like minded people who have a positive effect on your life.

So, if you have something you want to achieve, pursue it with all your heart.  The satisfaction you feel when you fulfil that goal is immeasurable.

Nothing is more important than what YOU think.  After all, they are YOUR dreams.

Mark Wyatt
Mark’s Wanderings and Wonderings

www.MakeTheWorldYourOffice.com

Join Mark and Zoe for our weekend in Melbourne, Australia for Business and Leisure.

Rewards of our home based business – joining team members in Melbourne, Australia for a great weekend.

Imagine being able to design your life so that you earn income from anywhere in the World with your own internet business.   We have freedom, flexibility and an incredible lifestyle!

Want to join us? Get the details at:
http://www.MakeTheWorldYourOffice.com

For those of you that have come to this blog from our website we probably need little introduction.  For everybody else, we’d like to introduce ourselves.  We are Mark Wyatt and Zoe deLuca, partners in business and Life, foused on helping Entreprenuers grow successful Home Based Businesses via the Internet.

For a full back ground on us please see our “How Did We Get Started In Attraction Marketing?” page.  Our primary motivation in building our Internet Business was to build a wall of financial security around our family while still giving us the freedom to travel around the World.  It is Zoe that handles the majority of our online marketing and you’ll see her posts in most of the Social Networking sites.

“This is because I’m more social” – Zoe

“This is because Zoe loves to talk” – Mark

Reality is Zoe started our Business in 2003 and Mark decided that he “wanted in” when things got more profitable and the business was providing sufficient income for Mark not to have to hold down a full time job as well to make sure we could pay the bills generated by all 5 of our growing children!

Zoe loves Web 2.0 Marketing and Social Media/Networking and actively contributes on many of these sites.  You can keep track of Zoe via the following links and be sure to add, follow, friend, subscribe and …. well you get the picture – make sure you connect up.

Follow Zoe at Twitter

Zoe’s YouTube Channel

Zoe on MySpace

Zoe on Facebook

Zoe’s Friend Feed