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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

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Praestabilis is Connie Ragen Green's podcast on marketing excellence for entrepreneurs. Discover the latest trends and strategies with marketing tips geared toward new and newer online entrepreneurs. Connie shares her experiences with authorship, affiliate marketing, information products creation, online courses, and membership sites.

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 89 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard for Episode 89 of the podcast! This time I’m discussing… “Looking Within, Because Everything You Want and Need is Part of Who You Are Right Now.”

    I was reading an article from Jeff Haden about Steve Jobs, titled Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Successful People From Everyone Else (and Will Make All the Difference In Your Life). He shared…

    Steve Jobs believed in the fundamental power of belief itself—and of using that belief to motivate and inspire.

    As Jobs said:

    You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

    You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

    One of the biggest reasons most of us don’t set out to achieve a huge goal is that we think we first need to develop a comprehensively detailed grand plan, one where every step is charted, every milestone identified—where success is pre-ordained.

    But because we don’t have that kind of plan—because creating that kind of plan is basically impossible—we hesitate. We need to see an end before we see a beginning.

    And so we never start.

    This is pure wisdom, and I highly recommend you pick up Jeff Haden’s book, titled The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win and read or listen to it from beginning to end.

    I mentor people who wish to emulate the success and lifestyle I’ve achieved as an author, online marketer and entrepreneur. There are some characteristics that I observe from those who struggle with success.

    Those include focus and clarity, time management, perfectionism, and committing to doing what it takes to reach, and then surpass your goals.



    I categorize “passive income” as anything that comes into your PayPal or bank accounts without you having to do any additional work. Yes, you must set it up initially, so technically it’s something called “residual” income. Within my message here to you today, I’m setting up four new streams of passive income. I also share on social media – especially Twitter (I’m @ConnieGreen) throughout each day, and those updates are scheduled days or weeks in advance.

    How can you get started with passive income? Start with affiliate income. Become my affiliate at https://AffiliateLinksandTools.com and get your personalized affiliate link for my “Action Habits Challenge” that is free. How will you earn income from recommending a free training? It’s the magic of “cookies” where everyone who comes aboard through your link will be cookied in for all future sales of my more than fifty current products, courses, and programs. I’m the “Marketing Madwoman” so yes, they’ll buy something from me and through you in the future!

    I want to add here that I do not recommend you sign up for everyone’s affiliate program you find. Instead, look at what and from whom you are purchasing, and then join those affiliate programs.

    And remember that affiliate programs like Amazon and many others do not create passive income. Instead, you’ll earn affiliate commissions on the day people purchase, but it does not carry over to future sales on their website. Make sure you understand the terms up front, so you won’t be disappointed down the road.

    • 21 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 88 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard for Episode 88 of the podcast! This time I’m discussing… “The Misconceptions Around the Idea That Introverts Do Well in Online Marketing.”

    Even though there are many introverts who have made a name for themselves with businesses online and in person, that isn’t as common as you might think. I’m thinking of relationship counselor John Gray, author of Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. It wasn’t until he got out in the community and made a name for himself as a public speaker that others began to take him seriously in regards to his ideas.

    The same was true of my long-time friend and mentor Brendon Burchard, who still shares how painful it was for him to connect with new people and share his thoughts and ideas. He writes about this in great detail in High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way.

    For me, the things I thought I could not do were writing and fundraising. Over time, both of these activities are become the focus of my life and I live to help more people and share my stories with the world.

    Even Brené Brown is a self-proclaimed introvert, though she may be best known for her “Dare to Lead” talks around the world.

    I’ve written extensively about my habit of talking to strangers and how this practice made such a difference in my own journey as an introvert wanting to be successful and accepted into the world of public speaking at live events, marketing, and entrepreneurship as an introvert.

    As an introvert, it’s common to feel like the last thing you want to do is to engage in “small talk” with other people. But, the truth is that the small talk you’re avoiding is actually the first step to becoming more of an ambivert who is better prepared to connect with and network with others.



    We connect with people all over the world as online marketers. Hiding at your desk, behind a computer screen and away from anything more than social media does not lead to success, at least not at the level you’re most likely striving to achieve.



    How do you present yourself to the world? If others see you and experience you as being an introvert, they may believe that you think small, believe small, and are small. It’s up to you to change others’ perception of you, and speaking up and engaging in conversation is exactly the way to do this successfully.



    Connecting and collaborating with others is crucial to our great success. While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new. I waited for her to complete her transaction at the window and then gave her my card. That woman was none other than Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love and if she hadn’t been the first one to “talk to a stranger” that day, I might have never have known she lived less than ten miles from my home.

    My “Two Hours a Day Profit Plan” includes writing, marketing, and connecting with others. Today, this included sending out an email to my online community, outlining and recording this podcast episode,

    • 22 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 87 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard for Episode 87 of the podcast! This time I’m discussing… “Inspiration… who and what are inspiring you to live the life you want to live?”

    I’ll share two quotes with you that are directly related to what I’m talking about in terms of inspiring and being inspired. The first is…

    “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    For me, the things I thought I could not do were writing and fundraising. Over time, both of these activities are become the focus of my life and I live to help more people and share my stories with the world.

    The next is…

    “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately, I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” ~ William Faulkner

    It’s easy to convince yourself that you need more time before you can be inspired and take action with something that holds the potential to change not only your life, but the lives of people around you.

    While speaking with a man I mentor, I told him that I must be inspired before I can write or market or do most anything in my business. Luckily, that inspiration arrives every morning at six, just like clockwork.

    I have bills to pay and people on two continents who depend on me for at least a small part of their livelihood.

    Some are family members and most are the people who help me with various aspects of my business. If I take

    time – days at a time – to get clear about my message and my business, lots of income is lost for everyone of us.



    Once you do work that is inspired by others, or are able to inspire yourself to do it every day, you’ll never work another day in your life.



    I had wanted to write from the time I was about ten or eleven years old. I did very little writing over the years. When I was in college at UCLA I was again inspired to write by the people around me. But it would take many more years, until I started my online business in 2006 before I would incorporate writing into my life and finally share the stories I wanted to share and bring characters to life with my words..



    This led to articles and columns in local newspapers and magazines, full-length books, and short stories over the years, and finally to the writing I’d wanted to do so long ago… writing for television and film. But it was only when I realized I would have to write in order to build my new business that I took action and began writing each day.



    I had also wanted to volunteer and get involved with fundraising, but never felt like I had the time or the money to do so. While living in an apartment building owned by Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame, I got the idea into my head that this was something I could do.



    There were people living in the apartment building whose daughter and son-in-law were involved with fundraising in Los Angeles. That planted the seed that I could do this as well at some point in the future.



    I did start volunteering with Rotary, an international service organization two decades later, and now this work is a primary focus of my life.



    Do the things you think you cannot do. Take action every day. Be inspired by the people and projects that resonate with you. You can achieve all of your goals and dreams, and inspire others along the way.



    Connecting and collaborating with others is crucial to our great success. While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new.

    • 20 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 86 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard for Episode 86 of the podcast! This time I’m discussing… “Service to others, two hours a day to profits, and strategies for “having it all” with great success.”

    This week I’ve been serving in my community of Santa Barbara, connecting with long-time and brand new friends alike, and feeling like I can truly make a difference as one person in the world. Someone from my Rotary Club said to me… “Connie, you have it all. What’s your secret?” Without hesitation, I answered…

    “Yes, I have it all and anyone can do the same. I had a burning desire to change my life back in 2006. I held absolute faith that I could make it happen. I began a daily routine of positive self-talk. I used my imagination and daydreamed about the life I craved. I hired a mentor to help me map out a plan. And I took massive action every single day, and still do to this day.”

    I realized I now had a small crowd encircling me, and I told them what I tell you each and every day… Write to me at conniegreenhouse at yahoo dot com to discuss this, or anything else. Also, I published a blog post about all of this a few months back at https://connieragengreen.com/think-and-grow-rich-in-12-steps/ you may find helpful. These aren’t my original ideas, but I’ve embraced them as my own and live by them every day.

    Connecting and collaborating with others is crucial to our great success. While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new. I waited for her to complete her transaction at the window and then gave her my card. That woman was none other than Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love and if she hadn’t been the first one to “talk to a stranger” that day, I might have never have known she lived less than ten miles from my home.

    My “Two Hours a Day Profit Plan” includes writing, marketing, and connecting with others. Today, this included sending out an email to my online community, outlining and recording this podcast episode, reaching out to two colleagues via email and Messenger, and editing the lessons for my new course, Really Simple Short Reports. Later this morning, I have a call with a client to work on her business and marketing strategies.

    Whether I’m at home or traveling, local or abroad I make it a point to limit my time online to no more than two hours during any twenty-four hour period.  That’s all it takes for me to run a seven figure, international business that I love.

    You may have heard about “accidental tourists” and now it’s time for you to become the “accidental networker” with this “talking to a stranger” philosophy. I’d love to hear about your results.

    ~ ~ ~

    This month I’m traveling, grateful to spend time with family, friends, and colleagues I haven’t hugged in three years. During the years I worked as a classroom teacher and part-time in real estate, vacations were something I saved for a year in advance. While I was away from home, I had zero income coming in and it was tough making ends meet and also having some time away from work.

    Once I started online, I understood the value of passive income and began to set some things in place. Early on, I was attending a live event in North Carolina with...

    • 26 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 85 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard for Episode 85! This time I’m discussing the topic… “Connecting With People and Networking by Talking to Strangers… No Matter Where in the World You Happen to Be.”

    I’m still in Europe with friends and family, where I’m implementing my “Two Hours a Days Profit Plan” with excellent results. I am also connecting with people everywhere we go so that I can make new friends and establish relationships that will be good for both my personal and professional life.

    On my flight from Los Angeles to Helsinki, I met two people who run a construction company in Finland. I first met the man who does their marketing and social media. He told me they had been chosen as a Case Study for the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. When I told him that I am an alumni of UCLA’s undergraduate program, we hit it off right away. I recommend finding some commonality with whomever you strike up a conversation with. Keep this simple for best results

    A short time later, I met the woman who is the CEO of this construction company. The three of us spoke for almost an hour before returning to our seats when the pilot told us there was some turbulence ahead and that we needed to fasten our seat belts. Before we landed in Helsinki we had discussed content creation, marketing, and syndication, and I had also shown my credibility by telling them about the many books I have written and published over the past 13 years. I recommend you share your credibility as well, opening the path to a greater connection in the future.

    You want to WOW! people with details of what you know and how you serve others with your knowledge and experience. I did this at my Rotary Club during my early years of online entrepreneurship and that’s how I connected with small business owners who would soon become my clients for local business marketing. I was completely transparent with them in regards to my level of knowledge around marketing in general. They were appreciative of my efforts and excited when my strategies made their phones ring. I mention several of them in the book I’ve written on this topic, Local Business Marketing: Making the Phone Ring for Businesses Everywhere.

    While waiting in line at the post office years ago, a woman struck up a conversation with me. It turned out we had much in common, as she had been an author and online entrepreneur for close to three decades, while I was still relatively new. I waited for her to complete her transaction at the window and then gave her my card. That woman was none other than Barbara J. Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You Love and if she hadn’t been the first one to “talk to a stranger” that day, I might have never have known she lived less than ten miles from my home.

    My “Two Hours a Day Profit Plan” includes writing, marketing, and connecting with others. While I’m traveling, local or abroad I make it a point to limit my time online to no more than two hours during any twenty-four hour period.  That’s all it takes for me to run a seven figure, international business that I love.

    You may have heard about “accidental tourists” and now it’s time for you to become the “accidental networker” with this “talking to a stranger” philosophy. I’d love to hear about your results.

    ~ ~ ~

    This month I’m traveling, grateful to spend time with family, friends, and colleagues I haven’t hugged in three years.

    • 18 min
    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Praestabilis: Excelllence in Marketing

    Welcome to Episode 84 of Praestabilis: Excellence in Marketing



    Welcome Aboard! In Episode 84 I’m discussing the topic around… “Creating Passive Income Streams” and more specifically, becoming an affiliate marketer and creating your own information products. This was the strategy I learned when I started online in 2006.

    We’re less than a week from closing out the first half of 2022, and a week from today it will be July 1st! Time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ll add that it’s even more joyous when you have passive income streams set up in your business. I discussed this on my recent “Ask Connie Anything” call (replay at http://AskConnieRagenGreen.com) and I’m going into much greater detail here today.

    This month I’m traveling, grateful to spend time with family, friends, and colleagues I haven’t hugged in three years. During the years I worked as a classroom teacher and part-time in real estate, vacations were something I saved for a year in advance. While I was away from home, I had zero income coming in and it was tough making ends meet and also having some time away from work.

    Once I started online, I understood the value of passive income and began to set some things in place. Early on, I was attending a live event in North Carolina with people whose names you would recognize. One of them made a comment that rendered me speechless…

    “I make enough from recommending my autoresponder service to pay my mortgage every month.”

    I was using that same service, yet I hadn’t ever thought about recommending it to others for passive, recurring income. That day I became an affiliate and began sharing my link with my community. Today, this is one of over a hundred resources I recommend to others regularly. You could do the same thing, you know? I’m at conniegreenhouse at yahoo dot com if you have questions or comments about this topic or anything else. And if you’re ready for an autoresponder service, start with a free account at https://ConnieLoves.me/AWeberFree – See how easy that is?

    I categorize “passive income” as anything that comes into your PayPal or bank accounts without you having to do any additional work. Yes, you must set it up initially, so technically it’s something called “residual” income. Within my message here to you today, I’m setting up four new streams of passive income. I also share on social media – especially Twitter (I’m @ConnieGreen) throughout each day, and those updates are scheduled days or weeks in advance.

    How can you get started with passive income? Start with affiliate income. Become my affiliate at https://AffiliateLinksandTools.com and get your personalized affiliate link for my “Action Habits Challenge” that is free. How will you earn income from recommending a free training? It’s the magic of “cookies” where everyone who comes aboard through your link will be cookied in for all future sales of my more than fifty current products, courses, and programs. I’m the “Marketing Madwoman” so yes, they’ll buy something from me and through you in the future!

    I want to add here that I do not recommend you sign up for everyone’s affiliate program you find. Instead, look at what and from whom you are purchasing, and then join those affiliate programs.

    And remember that affiliate programs like Amazon and many others do not create passive income. Instead, you’ll earn affiliate commissions on the day people purchase, but it does not carry over to future sales on their website. Make sure you understand the terms up front, so you won’t be disappointed down the road.

    • 25 min

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