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A broken pelvis and sleeping on the floor.

Two weeks ago, I moved to France.  What happened?

  • A broken pelvis,
  • sleeping on the kitchen floor,
  • almost writing off my Tesla.

First off, my move to France had two phases.

  1. Take all of my office and computer stuff over to France in a van myself.
  2. Hire a moving firm to move all of my household stuff into storage.

The move seemed to go well until the moving truck backed into my Tesla and left a huge dent in the door.

After about 4 or 5 days of being in France, I finally got my office set up, my computers online, and the house in order and tidied up.

I had almost finished unpacking when my cat, Miriam, stumbled into the kitchen with an injury to her back leg. It was late at night. So I couldn’t go to the vet.

She seemed to be in pain when I tried to move her, so I left her on the kitchen floor and put my duvet next to her.

I ended up sleeping on the floor with Miriam that night.

The next day, I took her to the vet for an x-ray and we found out that she had a broken pelvis.

cat at vets

Earlier today, Miriam had a special operation where they inserted a metal plate to repair her pelvis.

Apparently, she’s pulled through and is absolutely fine. We collect her on Saturday. I guess it’s going to be quite a long recovery for her.

                   

The big lesson I learned from moving to France is, don’t try and do too much yourself.

I definitely think I tried to do too much stuff myself, driving the van, loading boxes, unloading dishwashers and fridges with Dave.

I think I’ll hire someone else to do that next time!!

The same can be true in business.

If you try and do too much stuff yourself, you’ll end up running around in circles, never actually accomplishing anything.

If you really want to get ahead in business quickly, or want to get ahead with affiliate marketing, and massively accelerate your results, you really should hire experts.

In other words, hire outsources to do the tasks, you’re either no good at

or

to do the tasks, which you hate doing.

Outsourcing has definitely helped me grow my business enormously over the last 12 months.                  

Would you like to find out the secrets outsourcing?

I would like to invite you to an online training class where I’ll show you exactly how you can outsource traffic generation and profit from that traffic.

Register for this class 🙂

 

All the best.

 

Sarah

Really sorry I won’t be attending the London lunch today because of all the problems with Miriam and her broken pelvis.

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My health reboot

I never thought I would be saying these words, this month I became a vegan!!

I’ve always been a meat lover and a fast food junkie. In fact I’ve been eating meat every single day for the last 40 years!!

About a month ago I watched the movie “What The Health” on Netflix and it really struck a cord.

I realised it was only a matter of time before I had a heart attack, became diabetic, or had a stroke.

I knew I need to change my life and change what I put into my body. Things changed for me at the last London lunch.

vegan3b

I had a Kobe burger it came to the table and it was enormous.

After eating that burger I felt so bloated,a bit like you do after Christmas lunch. In fact we were all commenting about how full we were, I think it was that moment that I thought I will never eat meat or dairy again!

After almost a month I’ve lost 7 kg and I’m feeling great. The weird thing is I don’t miss meat or dairy at all!! I’ve lost all my cravings for fast food and sugar. And the best part is I haven’t had to give up my favorite foods.

I’ve been discovering new ingredients and ways to cook vegan versions of my favorite dishes.

Hamburgers
Tomato Pasta sauce
Pizza
shepherds pie
Chilli con carne
Currys
Meatballs in goulash sauce

Most people think that if you turn vegan all the food will be boring. I think nothing could be further from the truth.

The bottom line is, I’m enjoying the food, I have more energy and am losing weight!!

I decided to go fully vegan because a diet without any meat or dairy products contains a lot less saturated fat, which is related to increased cholesterol levels and increased risk of heart disease.

For me the big problem has always been diets, I’ve tried loads of diets

alternate day fasting
high protein diet
low-carb diet

All these diets worked but I found it very hard to keep up and eventually slipped back into my old ways and put all the weight back on.

The thing I like about the vegan lifestyle is it is not a diet it’s a way of life.

Also I don’t feel like I’m on a diet…

Go and watch the film “What The Health” on Netflix.
http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com

 

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Sarah Staar IM Newsletter – What Do You Do for a Living

RedTeslaAs you probably know, a couple of months ago I purchased a brand-new Tesla model S electric car. I picked it up from the showroom and drove it home.

When I got home I carefully backed it into the driveway and got out of the car. One of my neighbours was watching and walked over to my car and asked me a question when I got out.

“What exactly is it that you do for a living?”

“I’m an Internet marketer”, I replied

Jim, my neighbour, had a blank look on his face, “What does that involve?”

I proceeded to tell Jim that I sold information products on the Internet and had an email list.

I think he was none the wiser and I’m sure he still doesn’t really understand what I do for a living.

This is a common problem Internet marketers face. To be honest usually I don’t want to get into that conversation because it takes too much time to explain to people what I do.

If I don’t want to have that conversation with people I just tell them I work in  IT.

After my conversation with Jim it got me thinking, I needed to come up with a better explanation of what I do for a living.

A lot of people I meet at events and parties could be potential customers so after a lot of careful thought I’ve come up with a new explanation for what I do for a living.

Now when somebody asks what I do for a living now I say,

I help people retire 10 years early with twice their current income

This statement is designed to get people to want to be on my email list and learn about Internet marketing…

I’ve used this explanation of what I do for a living several times now with great effect.

For instance a couple of weeks ago I was at a party with my mother. This was a  party mainly consisting of musicians.

During the afternoon a couple of different people asked what I did for a living.

Well I have to say it worked incredibly well. When I told people what I did for a living, I help people retire 10 years early with twice the current income, I had their full attention.

 

“Can you show me how to do that ?!… Was the typical reaction I got.

After a brief explanation of what information marketing was I handed over my business card and told them they could join my email list.

I have realised that this is a fantastic way of getting new people to join my email list!!

In fact I’m in the process of creating a brand-new free product which I can offer to people after I tell them what I do for a living. This product will be offered on the back of my business card.

Can you guess what the product is called?

“How to retire 10 years early with twice your current income…”

I should have the product finished within the next couple of weeks and some new business cards printed up.

I’m going to create a special tracking link just from my business card so I can track,

  •  How many people have signed up
  • How much money I’ve made from those people

I’m going to report back in my newsletter in six months time and let you know exactly how many people have signed up to my email list, just from me personally giving out business cards to people.

I’m also going to tell you how much money I’ve made from those people.

 

Watch this space!

London meet-up video

 Last week was the second London meet up, thanks to everybody who attended. This will be the last meet-up until September, holidays and the rest getting in the way

During the meet up, I did a one-hour training session all about how to make $10,000 a month with an email list.

The good news is that I brought along my video camera and filmed the whole event. If you would like a free copy of the video you can get it below, no opt in required.

 Click here to get the free video 🙂

 

Who wants to meet up in London on Friday?

LonodonLunchMy good friend Martin Avis Avis is hosting his London lunch this Friday.

If you’d like a chance to meet up with me personally I would be delighted to have a chat over lunch.

 http://london-lunch.com/bookings

The London lunch is a pure networking event no selling or pitching, just lunch.

 

 

Did you know…

Earlier this month I attended the first ever Cardiff Catch-up. This is a bit like a London Lunch but in Cardiff. One of the reasons I love these types of events is because I always learn something new.

Instead of keeping all these things to myself I thought I would list them in a special section in my newsletter.

The section is called “Did you Know”

What did I learn? Well I learnt loads of stuff but this week I will tell you about one particular thing that I think is pretty cool.

You can put a Facebook retargeting pixel within an email broadcast.

Woo hoo !!

If you don’t know how important that is to efficient use of traffic –  drop me a line !

 

Movies

HattonDiamondJobThe Hatton Diamond Job

A few years ago one of the biggest robberies of all time was carried out in London. The Hatton Diamond safety deposit box robbery.

The funny thing about this robbery was it was all carried out by criminals in their 60s and 70s.

One of the robbers even used his over 60s free bus pass to get to the job!!

Anyway they made a great movie all about it. It’s humorous but mainly based on fact.

It’s kind of filmed and edited in the same style as Snatch. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.

 

All the best,

 

Sarah Staar

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