Monday, September 26, 2011

Ever think you just can't take it any the point you want to give up? Dig deep within're stronger than you think..

There are many times when you simply want to give up, throw in the towel or simply hide under the covers. However, when the insecurities within you start to surface; you can dig deep within yourself and find the strength necessary to get you through the toughest of times. 
Let’s look at some tips to get you started:
1.  Think back on the toughest of times you’ve encountered - How did you overcome these times? What did you do? What did you think? What did you tell yourself? Your resilience will become evident as you do this exercise and give you real hope for the future in dealing with other obstacles.
2.  Not only realize but truly recognize that you’ve made it through those difficult situations - Then think about what you’re experiencing right now. Is the current situation similar to or much different from your other tough times? Use what you’ve learned from your past challenges.
3.  Talk to yourself in a more encouraging and positive manner - This will help you build up your inner strength.  As if speaking to your own best friend, tell yourself what will most help and encourage you. What do you most want to hear? What do you need to hear to help gather your strength? Is there something specific you’re hoping will happen? This may actually be the toughest exercise of all. Too often you tend to be hardest on yourself but recognizing this is one of the first steps in finding the inner strength that lives within you.
  • Practice providing yourself with encouraging, uplifting messages such as affirmations or uplifting music. The messages you give yourself can be less than helpful or they can propel you through the roughest of circumstances. 
4.  Allow yourself time to think through whatever the situation is. It’s okay to feel confused. Again recognizing this will in fact remind you that you are human which quite often you tend to forget. What are your ideas about how to weather the storm? Examine all the solutions you can come up with. Explain to yourself what you’ll do and how you’ll do it.
  • A sense of your own resourcefulness can be found in your ability to problem-solve through challenging situations.
5.  Consider who you look up to as mentors or role models - You selected those particular individuals because you respect and admire them. They are also the type of ‘strong’ individuals that you want to emulate. So, think about their strength of character. How do you know they have it? What does that strength look like? How does it manifest?
6.  Think back on what you’ve done or been through that you’re most proud of. Was it making it through college although you had to work while you attended classes? Perhaps it was getting married at a young age and your relationship lasting against all odds. Maybe it was moving out on your own for the first time and figuring out you could take care of yourself. Even though you might have felt afraid, uncomfortable, lost, or confused, you discovered your internal resources and made it through those experiences.
  • When you examine what you did to handle those situations and how you made it through, you’ll recall your inner strength.
7.  Sometimes, you’ve just got to “fake it till you make it.” (This is my husband’s favorite and one he uses often) Remember getting behind the wheel of a car for the first time on your own or perhaps standing in front of an audience for the first time? I’m sure you can recall the feelings of fear creeping up within you, however, the best part of the whole experience was that you stood up and met the challenge head on.
You are stronger than you think and discovering your inner strength is possible, even in the toughest of times. Following the steps above will help you discover the courage and resilience that you have within you. Stop the negative talk and instead dig deep within you..because with the strength you own, you can handle anything!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mobile marketing is quickly becoming the best way to reach consumers with your brand.

By using SMS marketing, MMS and other interactive mobile applications, you can build direct By using SMS marketing, MMS and other interactive mobile applications, you can build direct marketing, mobile advertising, competitions, and promotional campaigns while increasing advertising response rates and brand loyalty. But maximizing your marketing dollars and reaching your target audience can be a time-consuming and costly endeavor if consumers cannot respond to your offer.

Almost any company – big or small – can participate in mobile marketing. The key is to keep it simple and relevant to your target audience. With voting campaigns, trivia contests and games, you can make it easier for consumers to interact with you by offering incentives. And once you have your campaign ready for launch, iZigg Mobile will help get it to market for you. As one of the leading facilitators of mobile marketing companies, we'll help guide you through the SMS marketing process including short code set-up and program submission – and manage the carrier relationships for you along the way.

With iZigg Mobile, you get a scalable, reliable mobile transaction network that provides seamless integration to operators’ systems for faster program approval and launch. Let us help you successfully navigate the mobile channel and maximize your mobile business today. Our unique platform and tools make it easier for your business to launch innovative mobile marketing campaigns – and reach the most people.

Get New Customers & Stay Connected with Text Messaging!
Mobile marketing is the most powerful and cost effective marketing tool today! According to industry estimates, well over 1 billion dollars will be spent on mobile advertising globally in 2010 and increasing exponentially in future years. Over 270 million US consumers have mobile phones and according to recent studies 80% of customers are willing to receive opt-in SMS (text message) marketing messages. Recent studies show that SMS (text message) marketing is 5 times more effective than direct mail. Text messages always reach your customers at the time you have specified. 


Mobile Coupons - 57% of consumers want to receive a coupon on their phone (Deloitte, 2008) Redemption rates 5-20% opposed to 1% of paper coupons.

Product Introduction - Promote new products and And Brand your Name

Targeted Messages - Give the information that is important to your customers instantly. Customers have opted in want the information you are giving them.

Customer / Brand Loyalty - Customers will identify with your brand

Reminder Messages - Remind Customers about appointments, special dates or sales.

Venue Promotions - Promote New Venues, Grand Openings

VIP Groups - Create VIP specials for Opt�Ins

GO GREEN - It is estimated that over 90 Billion Paper coupons are discarded every year. Save A Tree!

For my contact information

Text "melanie" to 90210

The number: 90210
The message: melanie

To experience the power of Mobile Marketing and see how you can profit from sharing it:

Who Uses Text Messaging?

Restaurants & Clubs

Coffee Shops, Pubs, Night Clubs, Sport Bars, Fast Food Restaurants, Bakeries can all take advantage of text messaging marketing. Don’t let your customers visit be the only one. Send VIP passes, food and drink specials, update customers on new additions to your menu, special dinner promotions, and much more.


Grocery and Convenience Stores, Fashion and Clothing stores, Video Rental Stores, Entertainment stores, car dealers, electronic stores, hardware stores, bookstores, interior design and furniture stores, sporting good stores, travel agencies, drug stores, toys and gaming stores, boutiqures and much more can take advantage of text message marketing. The best relationships in retail are ones where you give back to your customers. Sending coupons, sneak preview sales, and exclusive offers directly to their cell phones is an inexpensive and trackable way to drive purchases!

Personal Services

Hair Dressers, Dry Cleaners, Nail Salons, Spas, Beauty Salons, Massage Therapy Spas, Make Up Services, Catering Services, and Car Washes are a few examples of business that can take advantage of text messaging marketing.

Clubs, Groups, and Private Community

Racket Clubs, Sports Clubs, Golf Clubs, Health Clubs, Pool Clubs, Game Clubs, School and College Associations, Home Associations, Country Clubs, Aid Associations, Rotaries, Sailing Clubs, Fishing Clubs, Hunting Clubs, Fun Clubs, Kennel Clubs, Scouts, Youth Organizations, Business Clubs, Chambers of Commerce can all reap the rewards of text messaging marketing. Get notices, alerts, and reminders out to members in seconds.


City and county officials can immediately communicate with citizens about various occurrences that may require their attention. These messages could warn/alert/inform citizens about Boiling water orders in specific areas, storm tracking and or preparedness tips, status of evacuation routes, Serious accidents involving vehicles transporting hazardous materials, Reminders to encourage voter participation in elections, Upcoming large construction projects that may severely affect traffic, power outages, amber alerts and much more!


DJs on music stations can constantly run promotions, giveaways and contests utilizing text messaging. Listeners can send in a text message to be signed up for ticket giveaways to the hottest concerts and events. The DJ can announce five song titles before going to a commercial break. The listeners can vote whether or not to play certain songs or perhaps the order they will be played in. Listeners can text their dedications or Shout Outs to the station for all their friends to hear.


Educational institutions can communicate with their entire student body and parents in a matter of minutes. Send out alerts, notices, reminders, and important updates instantly.

Real Estate

In today’s busy world, people want immediate gratification. Give house hunters instant access to property listings and easily communicate with them to setup an appointment or request more information. Want to learn more? Click below to see how real estate companies can benefit from using text marketing messaging.

Get More Customers


Speed. Simplicity. Savings

Get your word out with iZigg Mobile Marketing Platform

Reach millions of cell phone users via text messaging which has a higher probability of being read than email, Facebook messages or Tweets. In fact, 80% of open text messages  are read within the first 3 minutes of being received. This connects you with your current and potential customers in a personal way that builds strong relationships for future business profits.

Speed. Your message can reach 20,000 cell phone users per second!  Imagine “text blasting” on a slow day to a list of customers who asked to be contacted to receive your specials and events. “Come in today before 8pm and receive 30% off anything in the store”

Simplicity.  The iZigg Mobile user friendly application is simple as entering an appointment in a calendar.  If you can not enter an appointment in a calendar, our training videos will teach you in less than 10 minutes on how to send messages. 

Savings. Your advertising money goes further with the low cost of using the iZigg Mobile Marketing application. With the ability to reach target customers within 3 minutes, this raises the ROI of each dollar you invest in text marketing. 

List Building is a critical first step. Give them something for FREE now and you market to them at a later date.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Largest Crocodile ???? Being in Florida I hope I don't run into this guy or the other guy ;)

And here is another one. Seen carrying a large deer in the mouth in a lake in Alamaba, US. And later caught and killed.


Big 200Kg halibut
This halibut weighs over 20Kg, and is 2.4 meter long.  This could feed up to 500 people.