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Why Aren’t You Asking Permission?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, Anchorage, business, Coaching, communicate, Facebook, Grow, Social Community, Social Media, Success | No Comments

So… I guess you now know one of my pet peeves?  Yup, getting automatically added to a Facebook Group. I think that people don’t realize all of the amazing business growth opportunities that come with asking people to join a Group first.  Are you in this category?  Well, good news! I am going to share some benefits of asking permission before assuming everyone wants to be in your Facebook Group! Why create a Facebook Group when you already have a Facebook Business Page?   A private group can add value to a program or special product you have. It offers exclusivity to your potential customers or clients that could become buyers of whatever offering you have.  Maybe you create a Group for a certain event and do a Facebook Live from the actual event. No matter what your Group is for, you can set it to be private or public. …

Are You Leaving Them Clueless?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, Anchorage, business, Facebook, growth, Social Community, Social Media, Success | No Comments

When I get hired to coach or consult a person or a business, the first thing I do is go to any place where they could give me information about what they do.  Any place that they can promote the business or company, ie; Twitter, LinkedIn, blog/website… any and ALL Social Media profiles. The goal is for someone to be able to quickly identify what you do, what products you sell, and how they may get a hold of you if they need your product or your service.  Quick is KEY. We live in a very LOUD digital world where things move at lightening speed. People don’t like to have to search for something.  You can be intriguing, just don’t be secretive and leave people questioning what you do or who you are. So….don’t lead them on a rabbit trail.  If you do, they may not go down that trail, but …

Stop Ignoring Them?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, business, communicate, Connect, entrepreneur, Facebook, Grow, instagram, linkedin, Social Community, Social Media, Social Media Tribe, socialmedia | No Comments

Social Media can be tricky, however once you get the basics rules down growth is endless! Over and over and over I see this mistake being made on Social Media.  The mistake that could grow a companies following and their life. I share this from personal experience, watching and working with countless businesses.  It is usually the very first mistake I discuss when coaching and consulting.   When people start taking these simple actions, they are often blown away with the power they provide. Curious? Let me explain with an example.  You enter an elevator and someone says hello, and asks you how you are.  You ignore that person.  You then go to the grocery store, and the cashier asks you a question, again, you ignore that person. Hmmmm…..how do you think the person feels?  How would or could a person function in life doing this?  They probably would not …

How I Became Successful

Posted on by Tracy in business, entrepreneur, Facebook, focus, goals, linkedin, Social Community, spiritual experience, Twitter, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein What does success mean to you?  To me success is following my heart.  In doing so, I have been able to create a heart centered business.  When I follow my heart, I am able to be useful to others.  When I am of use to others all sorts of opportunities become available (including money).  If I continually think about what is in it for me and how can I get MORE, business and life become a struggle. About eight years ago, I sold a mobile dog grooming business that I had started in Anchorage, AK. My husband and I had hit a little bump in the road of life and I got busy looking for a new career. My background was marketing and sales. My heart and soul fought what I was doing entering a real estate career… and yet… …

Exclusive Guide to Your Successful Biz! (part 1)

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, delegate, Embrace, focus, goals, Grow, life, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community, struggle, Success | No Comments

What’s a true joy in my life? I get to help others that are looking to start a business. In the past month, I have been approached by folks right out of college with no clue how to go about creating a successful business. For a second, it confused me. I have a two-year degree, and I suppose I just assumed a four-year degree would provide insight on how to create and run a business. So, why not spread my knowledge, you wonder? Well, it has sparked my interest to pursue teaching at universities. Teaching the “how-to’s” and the “ins-and-outs” of being an entrepreneur. These people have reminded me of what I knew back when I started my first business in 2001. I have been reminded of the challenges, heart aches and all the successes. This will be the first entrepreneurial blog in a series, and now it’s time for me to ask you some questions. Below are four questions you must …

The POWERFUL Gift of SAYING NO

Posted on by Tracy in Coaching, communicate, dogs, Facebook, Facebook Tools, growth, Social Community, socialmedia, Success | No Comments

Are you building a business and have not a clue how to meet people and get leads? Maybe you say yes to groups that meet once a week or once a month. Maybe this works for you and you love the socialization. Maybe you, like me, have a hard time connecting, you feel drained after these events, you do not feel that you want to refer some of these folks. However, you feel obligated. You ALWAYS feel obligated… so you keep saying YES. You say yes and your stomach churns. Voices run around in your head saying, “Why did I commit to this?” “Why do I go to this every week and feel this way?” “How else would I make connections?” “I must force myself to do these events and continue to hope for referrals.” I have news for you! It is ok to pause before saying yes. My rule …

What You See is What You Get

Posted on by Tracy in blogging, Facebook, google+, importance, instagram, linkedin, photos, Social Community, socialmedia, tagging, Twitter, Video | No Comments

Everyone is confident in their first amendment right: freedom of speech, religion and press, but just because you’re allowed to say and publish something, doesn’t mean it’s always the best idea to do so. With the Internet excessively progressing over time, more opportunities for self-portrayal become available for anyone and everyone to view. And it’s these new social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogging sites, that have the power to exploit people in ways that can haunt them forever. There are those pictures of the beer pong table from college, or that crazy spring break trip with a group of friends that was too much fun to not share with everyone on your Facebook friends’ list, but what about a potential future boss scrolling through those? Some of us are victims of excessive tagging. If you’re a Facebook fiend, you know what I mean… you go to …

Simple LinkedIn Tools to Increase your Business

Posted on by Tracy in business, Grow, growth, linkedin, Social Community, Social Media Tribe, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

These three simple tools can generate more business for you today!  Implementing these tools will take you 30 minutes to one hour (depending on your photo and resume). By generating more leads, you will create more clients/customers and the end result, more income! Social Media is all about ‘Humanizing,’ connecting and building relationships with other humans to create long lasting contacts and referrals.  These tools are a simple ways to start ‘Humanizing’ today via LinkedIn today. For more tips and tools on growing your Social Media Community schedule a free consultation with Alaska Tracy today!

Alaska Tracy ~ ‘Raw’

Posted on by Tracy in Facebook, Facebook Tools, google+, Gratitude, Grow, linkedin, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community | No Comments

How do you define ‘Authentic’ in your life?  Do you share on Social Media Platforms authentically? I find that I want to attract and work with like minded people.  I keep certain things off Social Media.  My opinions on Politics, Religion, and finances as well as if I am having a down right crappy day.  The reason I do this, is once I share my ‘opinion’ to the world, it separates me.  I share my personal opinions with my husband and a spiritual advisor and a few of my closest friends.  When having a bad day, I have learned to do the opposite (that does not mean I am always successful).  By doing this, I find I am not growing my feelings. So, how do you share with the world? Is is working for you in creating a life that you enjoy living each and every day? Alaska Tracy ~ …

Low on Dough?

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, Facebook, google+, Grow, linkedin, Social Community, Success, Twitter | No Comments

New biz gotcha’ overwhelmed? FIVE Simple Inexpensive Social Media Tips for you to DO Now ~ Tips that will save your pocket book,  your hiney and keep you moving forward. 1.  Acknowledge anyone that LIKES, follows, comments, shares, retweets, or pays any attention to you on any of your Social Media Platforms (unless they are scary, stalkers).  Reach out and engage with a ‘thank you.’  Follow them back, watch and learn from them.  Pay attention to ‘them.’  The more you acknowledge them, the more they will keep watching and acknowledging you. 2. Learn only one Social platform at a time ie; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.  My experience with trying to grow more than one platform at a time;  OVERWHELMNESS’ – which leads to doing nothing, or napping.  Keep it simple and FUN! 3. DM (direct message) fans/followers and ask questions about their biz, their lives pertaining to their social shares. Example …

Authentic Announcement Day!!!

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, Social Community | 4 Comments

Hello, and welcome to SPRING!! Today, I celebrate my Authentic Announcement with you! Throughout the weeks leading up to my Authentic Announcement today, I have been asked continuously, “what is an Authentic Announcement?” Words that come to mind when I think Authenticity are; not false, true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, Authenticity (philosophy) a particular way of dealing with the external world, being faithful to internal rather than external ideas. When I decided to listen to the ‘internal’ voice within me, I was guided to Alaska Tracy, Motivational Social Media Coaching. As I started teaching, speaking, and coaching others on how to grow their Social Community, all sorts of wonderful things happened internally. I found a peace and calmness that I have been seeking my whole life. I found strength in sharing what I have learned with others and in helping them to be the best they can …

Simple ‘Social Tips’ to GROW your Social Community!!!

Posted on by Tracy in authentic, communicate, Facebook, Facebook Tools, Social Community | 2 Comments

It is CALLED Social Media …..   Because it is about SOCIALIZING!!!     On a friends Wall post things that are personal to your friends life, examples: “Hello Sam, glad to see you got that  job, CONGRATS! (this would mean you would need to actually read his Timeline to see what he has been up to). “Hi Sam, I noticed you are looking for a puppy, I can connect you to a rescue organization if you wish.” “Hi Sam, Happy Birthday today!  Enjoy your day.” LIKE or SHARE something from a friend/biz fan page (best results for photos, save to Desktop and then UPLOAD and TAG where the photo is from-higher rankings than SHARING). PROMOTE, Promote, PROMOTE OTHERS!  People, Fan Pages!  Stop promoting your biz for 30 days and PROMOTE others! You will be amazed at the RESULTS! Engage with 3-7 Friends/Fans a DAY.  Time BLOCK 5-10 minutes each day to …

Get Empowered w/ the Social Media Mastermind Group!!!

Posted on by Tracy in Coaching, Grow, Mastermind, Social Community, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Elite Social Media Group Mastermind (ESMM)  Welcome to the ESMM GROUP!!  This Group provides you a personalized and customized group setting.  It is a safe and FUN environment for you to share and learn social media tools and tips that will help you GROW your Social Community, your Business, your LIFE!  Over the next 3 months, you will be involved in a facilitated group of individuals all working towards the same goal.  Guided by the experience of Alaska Tracy, each person in the group will leave with new insights and strategies for social media!   See the full curriculum below.  Many sessions will be recorded so you can review at your convenience.  Once you sign up, dates of the conference calls and webinars will be emailed to you.  ANCHORAGE RESIDENTS:  Additional $35 per month gives you access to an exclusive once-per-month meet up with Alaska Tracy (in-person group setting) for one …

Sickness=Gratitude

Posted on by Tracy in family, Gratitude, Grow, Love, Motivational tools from Alaska Tracy's tool kit~, Social Community, Social Media Tribe | No Comments

I have had the opportunity to be sick over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  I say opportunity because it truly was a gift to slow down and rest which caused much reflection of life as I perceive it. I have had a few  Ephiphanies !  I hope these will inspire you to move forward when you are down and out or having an ‘off’ day. *  When down & out it is more crucial to reach out to other’s and ask how they may be doing (this is the hardest one for me). * Pray, pray, pray for ‘His (or Her, The Universe, your Higher Power) Will to be done’…..NOT yours (not mine). *Practice meditation – be still and listen to the voice deep with in…. *Think of those less fortunate.  I have two friends with Cancer and would think of a light of energy and love surrounding them.  This lead me to be filled …

Simple tools to GROW your Social Community

Posted on by Tracy in Coaching, communicate, Facebook, Grow, Social Community, Success, Uncategorized | No Comments

10 Simple Tips to GROW your Facebook Social Community 1.  Share Other’s Fan page content, photos, blogs, and videos  2. Like Fan Pages from your personal profile & comment on their fan page (only liking from personal profiles increases fan page ‘likes’)  3. When you get a new friend Connection or Fan Page Connection – thank them for connection on their newsfeed or Fan Page  4. Create an ‘Offering’ before asking People to ‘like’ your fan page – ie: giveaway, free fan page promotion day, etc.  5.  Have a posting ‘Strategy’ – a daily ritual  6.  Create a calendar or timeline for posting activities thru the month/year  7.  Post POSITIVE, upbeat, fun, exciting things  8.  Remember ‘The Law of Reciprocity’  9. Review before hitting ENTER  10.  Three to five posts per day ONLY for any social media platform  

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