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Should You Enter Our 2016 Platinum Awards?

As we come into the last month for entering your natural products and services into our Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Awards, here’s a few testimonials from brands who have had great success from the Awards in the past.

“We were lucky enough to win Janey’s Platinum Awards for our Kefir and Kefir skincare and it was really then that our adventure began…”

Shann Nix Jones, Chuckling Goat

 

 

So don’t miss this opportunity if you have a Natural, Organic, Eco products or service or practice Alternative Treatments and Therapies, this is the chance for you to get brand exposure. With a combined social media reach of over 100,000 the Awards continue to bring the best of the best in natural products and services into the mainstream.

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In association with UK Health Radio, selected award winners will be featured in Health Triangle Magazine and over social networking channels, that’s a combined social media reach of 100,000+ Twitter followers and 5,600+ Facebook fans. Health Triangle Magazine boasts a readership of between 100, 000 and 120, 000 per month, with a 24/7 Health Radio show that has around 200, 000 unique listeners per month.

This year for the first time we have a category for Therapists, Coaches and Practitioners which is sponsored by the Taymount Digestive Health Clinics who are recognized across the world as leading the way with FMT (Faecal Microbiota Transplant) procedures for the replacement of good and healthy intestinal bacteria in situations where unbalanced gut bacteria are thought to play a significant part. You can read more about them here>

There’s also a category for authors who have written books on natural health and wellbeing / spirituality and this is sponsored by AuthorCraft, the professional network for authors, a member of the National Association of Writers Groups and which is very much about supporting writers whether they self-publish or are with a mainstream publishing company. You can read further about them here>

 

An important and exciting announcement ….

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We’re delighted to announce that overall category winners will be invited to a prestigious press breakfast and UK Health Radio launch in central London in late September at The Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

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We have an exciting, esteemed panel of judges alongside Janey, including TV and Radio personality Zoe Ball, TV presenter and ‘voice coach to the stars’ Carrie Grant, entrepreneur and beloved Organic living guru Jo Wood, best-selling author and researcher Lynne McTaggart and UK’s leading expert in women’s nutritional health Dr Marilyn Glenville.

Don’t miss out… entry in these coveted prestigious annual awards offers you a superb marketing opportunity for expanding your business visibility! It’s easy to enter, go here to start your entry process now.

 

GRIT

Do You Have Grit?

We interviewed a fascinating woman on the Steve Wright show recently, Dr Angela Duckworth is an American psychologist and public speaker who gave a highly acclaimed TED talk which has been viewed over 8 million times.

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Her new book is called ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ which looks at why people with talent can sometimes fail to make it while other less talented people can achieve amazing things.

It comes down to grit, determination and passion and she says people with grit are often very stubborn, they don’t give up easily.  There is of course a theory that says many hours are needed to become an expert at anything, but Angela believes it’s not only about working hard, it’s also important to have hope, passion, effort and prioritisation.

Angela sites examples of those with true grit, The Queen, Tom Daley, Sir Richard Branson, and Leicester Football Club. When it comes to the latter, I found it interesting to read that the manager Claudio Raniari, in addition to working the team hard and instilling a great team spirit, also ensured that they had fun, that they felt inspired and hopeful. It worked in their case!

So the question to ask yourself is, do you have grit? Do you have what it takes to stay the course, be willing to pick yourself up and start again if at first you don’t succeed…are you willing to try and try again?

My two penneth to add to Angela’s thesis is that you do need absolute clarity on what you want at any one time, undoubtedly Leicester City were focused on that Premiership title.  Richard Branson will give his ultimate commitment and focus to whatever his current project and goal.

So ask yourself, what do you really want? Start with one big goal or dream, and be realistic about the steps you need to begin to make that happen, then ask yourself if you really have the passion and the perseverance to see it through.

If you know what you want, you know you have the skills and talent needed, it’s authentically you, you have the grit, determination, passion and perseverance, then the one big question left is – Have you made a start?

Remember the saying…you don’t have to get it right; you do have to get it going

‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ is published by Vermilion.

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If you’re self-employed or looking to launch your own business, a coaching session with Janey worth £247 could be just the ticket you need to get clear and move your business forward!

Delivered over the phone or by Skype, this session will not only help you build your brand, but also develop the power to see your vision through. What are you waiting for?

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How to Get High Visibility for Your Authentic Brand

Years ago in careers lessons at school children aspiring to be entrepreneurs, therapists, authors – unless massively successful – would probably have been laughed at.

People had one or two jobs for life and worked purely to earn enough to pay the bills and have one holiday, I’m generalising of course but today it’s widely accepted that we should aspire to follow our intuition and follow our dreams. The best teachers are those that are passionate about their subject, the most successful businesses are those that are started from passion and enthusiasm.

In my work recommending natural and organic products the story is often the same – people can’t find the natural product they need so they concoct their own and end up with a business. Examples of people I have worked with include a mother who found nothing worked for her child’s severe skin condition so she set about hand-crafting natural skincare products which worked and a NHS nurse who when suffering from severe stress in her life tried Mindfulness, realised how effective it was and now helps patients and runs courses for other NHS staff.

But just because you are passionate about your product or service doesn’t mean it will be ‘out there’. Experts, teachers, entrepreneurs often have the feeling that ‘If I build it they will come’!

Well maybe they will, the best clients always do come from referrals, but surely if you really have something worth sharing you will want to get that out to a wider audience. In fact I would go as far as to say that if you have a valuable message or a great product it’s your duty to share it. So once you’ve written a book or started a business, how do you get visibility?

In my Conscious Business courses I’ve identified these five tips:

5 Tips to Getting Visibility for Your Business:

1. You are the brand – Do you have absolute clarity on your USP?

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Consider whether you can put yourself at the heart of your brand. People do business with those they like know and trust, you need to be clear on your USP (your unique selling point) so that you know exactly what makes you different.

It’s critical because recognising that you are a unique brand will help you attract new ideal clients to you rather than sounding exactly like your competitors and everyone else in your field. New business owners often make the mistake of thinking that everyone knows their ‘niche’, recording artists will often say ‘I don’t want to be labelled – I just make great music, it’s no particular genre’…But the truth is it’s got to be filed in one or perhaps two categories, i.e. Country music and pop music. There are very few bands that really do sit across all musical genres, and are regularly featured in Kerrang Magazine alongside the latest mag about dance music!

If you make wonderful skincare you will want your products featured on the beauty pages of magazines, but if you have sixty products it’s unlikely you will attract coverage for your whole range, the trick will be to choose a ‘signature’ product, for example an anti-ageing product, and let that be your first ‘PR’ project. Then it becomes easier to target your marketing to that sector initially.

2. Create great content – Do you have awesome free resources?

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It’s well documented that free content is what people want, information, new ideas, recipes, how-to lists, advice, the list is endless and people don’t want to pay for that, it is however a brilliant way to attract and then potentially maximise publicity for your work. Some of the people who connect and enjoy reading your posts could become clients or customers at some point, many won’t, but if you have a heartfelt message to share, you won’t mind – it’s your duty after all!

You may think you aren’t a great writer, but if you have any knowledge, passion or info to share you can do it. Writing a book is a great calling card, you may not earn much money from writing a book but that’s not what it’s about, it’s a great springboard to other opportunities, in my own case I was often speaking about holistic recommendation in my work as a radio presenter, a publisher heard me (yes publishers do listen to the radio!) and asked if I wanted to write a book, it became a Number One Amazon best seller, and resulted in another career for me recommending and accrediting natural and organic products.

It’s not just books of course you can write e-zines, press releases, blogs – the list is endless but establishing yourself as the writer in your field can greatly increase visibility for your brand. At one point self-publishing was seen as naff, not any more, it’s becoming the new rock and roll. Don’t underestimate the power of being an Author – add three letters and you get ‘authority’, and as I’ve found from my work in TV and Radio, when producers or editors want to book experts to comment on a programme or news story, they often book authors as they assume a level of knowledge and commitment. If writing really just doesn’t float your boat then create audio or video content, so long as you find a way to share your message that will interest your potential ‘tribe’.

It’s a fine balance between how long you spend creating content and promotion, most people put hours and hours into their blogs, social networking and creating videos and then just cross their fingers and hope it will get shared and read and viewed, they pray that it will result in people coming to their site and signing up to their list but I would suggest that the emphasis needs to be on attracting people to read or view that content, if they don’t know about you yet how can they find you?

Yes you need to invest time in content creation, but don’t forget content can be re-written – you can repurpose and recycle your ideas – become a ‘green’ writer! You may need a couple of longer sessions to create some great blogs, social networking posts, record some videos, audios etc. but after those initial content creation sessions I’d highly recommend spending 20% of your time crafting content and 80% of your time promoting it. Seems a lot doesn’t it?

Bill Gates famously once said ‘If I had only one dollar left I’d spend it on marketing’

3. Stand in the spotlight – Are you a confident public speaker?

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I’ve met many people who don’t feel confident as a speaker, and are unsure of their voice and worried that how they look may not reflect what they’re selling. In fact public speaking is second on the list on the greatest fears (number one is fear of spiders).

It comes down to great preparation, you know the five ‘P’s – Plan, Prepare, Practice, Preview, Present, there are other ‘P’s too, you may want to Ponder that you really have the right topic and the right call to action, and while it doesn’t sound the ‘P’ you will definitely need to be aware of your Physical Presence.

Remember too – ‘Poor Preparation Proffers Piss-Poor Presentation!’

Don’t get caught up over using power point, the audience want to connect with you, not a series of slides. If you know that confidence is an issue for you, there are many simple techniques available to help. You may have heard of Tapping techniques such as EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique and TFT Thought Field Therapy. If it all sounds a bit hippy dippy to you don’t dismiss it, I’ve had clients who were terrified to speak into a microphone who now do weekly radio shows as the expert in their field – after just a couple of sessions. It’s simple to teach yourself too so can be an extremely inexpensive way of solving even lifelong issues with confidence.

Make sure you construct a talk or presentation that is applicable to the audience (who hopefully are your ideal clients / supportive tribe – if not why are you doing it?) Ensure it will be interesting, captivating, emotional, though provoking – or all of the above. You must be enthusiastic and passionate about your subject – that’s key.

Don’t shy away from public speaking, get some training so that you are confident and if you are asked to speak at an event put yourself forward, it’s a brilliant way to market yourself and attract new customers who are exactly right for you.

4. Be a great interviewee – are you a great guest on TV / Radio?

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It’s not just local or national radio, there are lots of opportunities now to be interviewed and it can be a great way to market what you do. You may have a good product or service but may not be great at selling yourself, it’s really worth investing in some training and at the very least practice with a microphone, the first time I heard my own voice I was in shock! Get used to it and ensure that you pay attention to yet more ‘P’s – Pitch, Pace, Pause and Power, don’t get hung up about it though, unless you know you have a tendency to speak in a very high voice when you get excited, or speak much too fast, just make sure that it feels easy on the ear.

Learn to love the sound of your own voice! Remember a TV or radio interview is not an exam, be clear on your own agenda (have a listen to politicians) but of course you must connect and ensure that your answers acknowledge the questions.

Again it’s all about preparation, do the basics, make sure you know the programme you are being interviewed on, preferably listen or watch a segment in advance, be clear on the angle they are expecting from you and always be enthusiastic. Yet again it’s about the audience wanting to know more about you because they feel a connection. Don’t think its ok to rock up to an interview without doing any preparation, because you think you know your subject so it’s OK – you may know your subject but that doesn’t mean you have necessarily worked out how best to get that message across succinctly and in relatively short sentences. Know your key messages inside out!

For TV appearances beware of too much jewellery or jangly keys, don’t be camera shy, get your messages out there on YouTube, even if you haven’t been asked to be on TV, you can create a great series of YouTube videos which will attract your audience, keep them short though 3 mins max.

5. Get Social – Are you connecting with potential clients across several platforms?

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Don’t underestimate the importance of social media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest et al, and anyone who thought Twitter was just frivolous, think again, it’s becoming a powerful free marketing tool and you can devise a PR strategy while making connections with potential clients.

Don’t make the mistake of using social networking just to advertise your wares, it’s about connection, make those connections so that people become genuinely interested in the content you have to share and then divert them over to your mailing list, that’s where the real collateral is, when people commit to wanting to be connected with you regularly they really start to take notice.

Of course it’s become harder now to attract likes on Facebook but there are free tools to help analyse data so that you can see when people are viewing your posts, you can also boost posts at a very low spend and obviously benefit from asking contacts to share your posts. LinkedIn also has analytical tools, so use them and find ways to share your content across all your platforms, as well as on your own website too. Follow and comment on posts and blogs by journalists, editors and producers whose shows / magazines you have identified would be a good match for you.

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How to market yourself professionally & personally – See Me on the Chrissy B Show

 

YOU ARE THE BRAND

£14.90 incl P&P

Special offer – We can’t compete with Amazon BUT we can give you fabulous ADDED VALUE… So order direct from this site, and you will receive FREE Module 1 (previously on sale for £97) of Janey’s acclaimed PR and Media Skills Audio Masterclass. Wow!

Are you an Expert, Author, Coach, Practitioner, Entrepreneur, or would you like to write a book or develop a business? Would you like to grow your business or attract more visibility for the work that you do? If you have a passion and a purpose, a product or service that you believe in, a message that you want to share, then this book is for you.

In this book, No 1 Best-selling Author, Broadcaster, and Business Coach Janey Lee Grace, who has worked in the media for twenty-five years as well as running her own successful business, reveals how you can achieve the visibility you need to succeed in the modern marketplace by putting YOURSELF at the top of your brand.

Get clarity on your USP, recognise the importance of creating compelling content, be confident and authentic, and get the inside track on making the right connections with both clients and your community and also producers and journalists. Turn your passion to profits, sky-rocket your visibility, and be inspired by the success stories of others.

Go HERE to BUY

 

 

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Spotlight Interview: Bernardo Moya from ‘The Best You’

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In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this interview I speak with Bernardo Moya about personal development, health and wellness and a fabulous event coming up soon which I’m thrilled to be part of!

Bernardo is an entrepreneur, writer, publisher, TV producer and seminar promoter to some of the biggest names in Personal Development. He is CEO of NLP Life Training and The Best You, he’s also editor-in-chief of The Best You magazine – a fascinating voice in the Personal Development world.

Bernardo wasn’t always a leading Personal Development promoter, previously a Property Developer, he rebuilt his life from the ground up and reinvented himself to live his life based on helping others improve their lives. His desire is to inspire as many people as possible to make inspirational training and content accessible and affordable!

Listen to my interview with Bernardo HERE>>>

 

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You Are The Brand – Janey’s new book available now!

YOU ARE THE BRAND

£14.90 incl P&P

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About the Book…

YOU ARE THE BRAND

Raise your profile and become the Go-to expert in your field

Are you an Expert, Author, Coach, Practitioner, Entrepreneur, or would you like to write a book or develop a business? Would you like to grow your business or attract more visibility for the work that you do? If you have a passion and a purpose, a product or service that you believe in, a message that you want to share, then this book is for you.

In this book, No 1 Best-selling Author, Broadcaster, and Business Coach Janey Lee Grace, who has worked in the media for twenty-five years as well as running her own successful business, reveals how you can achieve the visibility you need to succeed in the modern marketplace by putting YOURSELF at the top of your brand.

Get clarity on your USP, recognise the importance of creating compelling content, be confident and authentic, and get the inside track on making the right connections with both clients and your community and also producers and journalists. Turn your passion to profits, sky-rocket your visibility, and be inspired by the success stories of others.

Go HERE to BUY

 

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I’ll be talking about ‘Your Brand’ and your ‘YOU-niqueness’ at ‘The Best You’

 

 

I’ll be speaking alongside Sir Clive Woodward, Jason Vale, Barbara De Angelis, Gill Fielding and Robert Holden appearing at ‘The Best You’ personal development Exhibition at ExCel London on 27 and 28 February 2016.

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Click HERE to WIN 1 of 5 tickets to the exhibition including the main seminar room

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Back To Work, But Are We Happy?

A New Survey Measures the Nation’s State Of Mind

A new survey on workplace attitudes reveals that many Britons are genuinely happy in the workplace – but there is still room for improvement.

The Best You magazine’s Life Meaning Survey asked 2000 people in work across the ages, genders and regions about their experience at work. One question, ‘When it comes to your job/career right now, would you say that you love what you do?’…and it gave surprising answers.

While a relatively small percentage (15.4%) gave an unequivocal ‘Yes’, a mass 47% (or 941 people) replied ‘Mostly’. Roughly a quarter responded, ‘Not really’ and 11% said not at all.

The figures were fairly even across genders and ages, with a variation of only one per cent of women feeling more well-disposed to their jobs than their male counterparts, and people between 25-34 being around a percentage point happier than the other groups between 18 and 55+.

Northern Ireland, topped the poll of job satisfaction with 18% giving a joyous ‘Yes’, closely followed by the South West (18%), London (18%) and Scotland (17%). At the other end of the spectrum, only 9% of respondents in Wales were willing to say they love their job.

Asked what would add more happiness to the workplace, 52% said regular salary increases were the key to happiness, while just below came ‘Flexi-time for everyone’. Other high scorers were ‘offices with natural light’ and ‘more emphasis on work-life balance’.

A common theme among those volunteering ideas on how to create more happiness was a change in management, with answers such as ‘a good boss’, ‘good leadership’, ‘less aggressive management’ and ‘bosses that aren’t bullies’ this was representative of many people’s experiences.

Of the 38% dissatisfied with work, over a third were seeking opportunities in a different industry – but just under a third were taking no steps to change their situation, while 3% were seeking life coaching to help them make their choices.

Interestingly, nearly 29% of women and 25% of men admitted to suffering from depression, with 10% more women than men seeking therapy, and five per cent more women consulting their GP. Men also failed to talk to family and friends on the matter, and a higher percentage chose to ‘do nothing’.

THE BEST YOU’S SURVEY FINDINGS

Age counts…

  • More than 53% of 55+ have been redundant at least once, while only 13% of 18-24-year-olds have experienced redundancy.
  • Employers could be failing to realise an opportunity to develop their staff. Across the ages, fewer than 20% of respondents receive personal development training from their employer, but are more likely to receive sick pay and a pension.
  • Most age groups value the same things in the workplace such as flexi-time and sabbaticals, regular salary reviews, continuous professional development and social events. However in-work counselling and therapy was more valued by 18-24-year-olds (21%), while work-life balance was more important to the 45-55+ age group (58%).
  • Job satisfaction was least felt by 25-34-year-olds (12%) and most felt by 45-54-year-olds (16%), although all ages described themselves as ‘mostly’ happy.
  • Changing job or industry was most seen as a way to improve happiness by 18-34-year-olds (70%).
  • Wanting to leave a legacy in the world was most wished for by 18-24-year-olds, while more than 51% of 55+ respondents thought they probably wouldn’t.
  • Almost 83% of 55+ respondents believe in personal development, although this was consistently high across the age groups with 80% of 18-24-year-olds also working on their goals to be happy.
  • Looking at the media usage of different age groups, 73% of 55+ respondents read personal development books, while 61% of 18-24-year-olds find inspiration online.
  • Although similar across the age groups, 35-44-year-olds were most likely to have suffered from depression (30%), and of these 64% sought help from a GP or talked to family and friends (30%).

Postcode happiness…

  • In the East Midlands, 27% of people said neither they nor anyone they know are depressed.
  • A whopping 87% of people surveyed in Scotland believe personal development is the way to work on their goals to be happy.
  • 70% of South West respondents use books as a source of personal development, while 51% of those in the North West prefer blogs online.
  • Most hopeful about leaving a legacy are respondents in the South West (20%) while the least hopeful are those in Northern Ireland (18%).

Men vs. Women…

  • Flexi-time is more important to women (55% of female respondents) than men (47% of male respondents).
    Almost equally across the sexes men and women enjoy their job.
  • Women are more optimistic about leaving a life legacy (18% of female respondents) than men (14% of male respondents).
  • Women who have suffered depression were more likely to have seen a therapist (40% of female respondents) or talked to family or friends (35%) than men (30% of male respondents, and 23% respectively).

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Janey Lee Grace speaks alongside Sir Clive Woodward, Jason Vale, Barbara De Angelis, Gill Fielding and Robert Holden appearing at ‘The Best You’ personal development Exhibition at ExCel London on 27 and 28 February 2016.

 

Click HERE for ‘The Best You’ Exhibition website

Click HERE to WIN 1 of 5 tickets to the exhibition including the main seminar room

Click HERE to WIN 1 of 50 general admission tickets (excluding main seminar room

Buckden Towers

Biting Fit’s Whole Life Detox Retreat Weekend 2016

Biting Fit’s Whole Life

Detox Retreat Weekend 2016

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January 2016 at Buckden Towers, Buckden, St Neots,  PE19 5TA

Indulge in a whole-life rejuvenating experience hosted by Gwen Warren, Founder of Biting Fit Whole Life Detox Retreats and world-class, international coaches, authors and speakers including Janey Lee Grace, Alice Barnes, founder of ABC Image, Anna Clifford, founder of Barefoot Therapies, Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach and Elaine Hilides, International Speaker, Coach and Hypnotherapist. This holistic experience will offer you the attention and time you need in a relaxing, interactive and stunning environment where you can expect to make some long-lasting connections with like-minded people.

  • Imagine a place where you can come and feel like YOU again. The real YOU.
  • Imagine having the tools, inspiration and knowledge to turn your life and your SELF around for good.
  • Imagine feeling at Peace, overflowing with contentment regardless of life’s circumstances
  • Imagine saying goodbye  to that feeling of OVERWHELM

The Whole Life Detox Retreat includes:

  • The whole of the beautiful beautiful Retreat Centre, secret garden, and surroundings at 15th Century Buckden Towers
  • Refreshments all weekend
  • Wonderful, Biting Fit- designed, professionally created Detox Lunches (x 2), Dinner and Breakfast menu prepared by our Chef
  • SIX International guest coaches, best-selling authors and speakers
  • Gentle Yoga, guided meditation and relaxation sessions
  • Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Kinesiology and Reflexology Taster treatments (of your choice – with advanced booking)
  • A Wellbeing Goodie Bag

This is the first Retreat at Buckden Towers, they would love feedback and so are offering this Retreat with a one time only 45% discount. This will not be available again.

Go HERE for more info