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The Inner Marketer Day 1

GratitudeThe Inner Marketer Day 1
What better way to start the new year with a new slate.  If you are an Internet Marketer or have your own business, you know that there are so many different parts to the “big machine” that you are accountable for.  You follow your guidelines to your financial goals, communicate with people, and even go the extra mile to attend events.  That’s your business mind in action where you are motivated to learn, to earn, to grow.

But what about your total mindset? 

How can you breakthrough different things that may stop you in your path?  How can you overcome that subconscious mind that holds you back?  This is a part of you that needs to be addressed.  If you go full speed ahead with your business and not address things that are holding you back to limitless opportunities you may not recognize those little thoughts you get during the course of a day that prevent you from your maximum potential?

I call this The Inner Marketer

There are so many modalities to do this, but just doing one task at a time will make it simple for you to do.  Taking baby steps will help you achieve whatever it is that is blocking you.  

The Inner Marketer Day 1 – Gratitude

Before we can attract anything into our lives we need to be grateful for what we already have.  It can be as grandiose as your wonderful home with all the bells and whistles.  It also can be your one room apartment, or a room at a friend’s home.  We have so much to be grateful for.  

Running water, shelter, food, are some things we never give a second thought to, while millions of people on the planet do not have these things.  
Our families, friends, children,

I have formed a habit of Gratitude.  Each morning, before I put my feet on the ground from my bed.  I think of what I’m grateful for.  I have been doing this for such a long time that sometimes the images are funny.  An example is one day I had an image of my forks and spoons.  “That’s odd” I thought to myself.  I laughed so hard with that image in my mind.  But then I realized that when I purchased them long ago, they were quite expensive, but I just loved the shape and feel of them, so I purchased them.  Funny right?  Never gave my fork a second thought for the past 10 years, but that day I appreciated what I had obtained.

So my friends, if you put this into motion and make it a habit in your life, you will notice how much you have and be grateful for.

Here’s my call to action:  Name one thing you are grateful for!

Blessings,
Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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42 Responses to The Inner Marketer Day 1

  1. Viola Tam January 20, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I just bumped into your husband’s wonderful blog! This reminded me that I have not been to your blog for a while. What a wonderful idea to start a series with “Inner Marketer”.

    I am starting to allow myself more ‘me time’ for gratitude thoughts. There are so many things and happenings that I can feel grateful for. Maybe it is a great routine to count our gratitude early in the morning like you do.

    I love this quote of yours – “Taking baby steps will help you achieve whatever it is that is blocking you.” Very true! Just a tiny little step is better than taking no action at all.

    I appreciate you, Donna 🙂

    Viola The Business Mum
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Hi Viola!

      So good to hear that you are taking more time for yourself and time for Gratitude thoughts.

      And yes, taking one tiny baby step is better than taking no action at all.

      Best wishes on that,

      Donna
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  2. William Amis
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    January 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Donna, I remember my first read of one of your articles and it was on the same topic of Gratitude. I understand the importance of the right mind set when setting out to create. We are people with our own business and you are giving us the method that will support our mind, body and soul during the establishing and continued operation of our unique businesses.

    I agree with a mental attitude must be balanced and have an attitude of gratitude always. If you are in the habit of being on who appreciated all that is give you have taken the first step to being aware of how little things grow. It must first start with being aware of your surroundings and what has been given to you.

    Harmon and gratitude go hand and hand in our industry. You are giving us the methods right here and I am allowing my mind to stay open and review each article of this series. Knowing it can only sharpen my total awareness. Giving me more to serve others.

    Thank you Donna for really opening up with us and supporting your readers with usable information.

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      Thank you William,

      I know you are so well aware on this topic. Harmony and gratitude do go hand and hand in our industry.

      My one main goal in life is to life a peaceful life. So far so good, but there is always more to learn.

      That is what I love about our industry, we give and receive all the time.

      Donna
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  3. Barbara Charles
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    January 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Hi Donna. Interesting! I actually put it in my cell phone on my calendar. to just say ‘Thank You.’ I get reminded 4 times a day, even if its a simple, ‘Thank you.’ You see it’s so busy and we are always in a mad rush to get somewhere so I had the idea of putting it in my phone to get constant reminders. I always felt I didn’t pray enough or say thank you enough so thank you for confirming what I’m doing.
    God Bless,
    Barbara

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

      Hey Barbara,

      What a great way to remind yourself to do so. Spreading a simple Thank You to a person is God in action through you.

      As for prayers, I find myself doing that all day long. I see some one on Facebook in need of something…I stop for a moment and pray for them. I can pass by someone on the street and notice a sadness projected from them, I pray.

      Guess my life is one of constant prayer and gratitude. It’s a mindset that works for me. I have overcome many issues in my life and still have some of them. To me, prayer always works!

      Thanks Barbara,

      Donna
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      • Barbara Charles
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        January 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

        Amen to that Donna. I know I always send up a silent prayer from all that going on in our private lives on FB. There are so many people in need and a silent prayer for someone is always easy. You do it at that moment. What I found, in our rush of things called life, is that I need to stop a moment and say thank you for myself, so I use my iphone to remind me. That way, when the day to day gets so crazy, and that iphone reminder goes off, it makes me for one second slow down, breathe and give thanks. It is becoming increasingly important to do so in this crazy world! 🙂 Prayer does work and I want to keep it working in my life.
        Take care and talk soon.
        Barbara
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        • Donna.Merrill
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          January 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

          Funny how we do that Barbara!

          It is just a habit and I know how well those silent prayers work!

          In this crazy world, with things turning upside down, we need to pray more. It is so great that you put it on your phone for daily reminders!

          Amen to that
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  4. Patricia January 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi Donna,
    First of all congratulations on you taking part on this blog challenge!
    Secondly thank you for reminding us the power of gratitude, this is one of the most powerful and easy ways to raise our vibration, unblock us from living in the past or in the future and manifest easily what we most love.
    I am grateful to the events that I have attracted that are part of a bigger design to make me ” move” in a different country, a move that has been the result of letting go of the past and what I thought I could never create again.
    Thanks for asking and sharing this great post!

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      Hi Patricia!

      Yes, gratitude does raise our vibration and unblocks us from living in the past or in the future. It is so true what you said, and also it does manifest things easily.

      You have made a huge change in your life by moving to a different country.

      I wish you all the peace and prosperity you deserve,

      Donna
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  5. Steven Hughes January 6, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Hi Donna –

    Yes, in our day to day lives “gratitude” can quickly slip through our grasp. We need to take stock more often, and incorporating that “daily” will have nothing but positive effects. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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  6. Shelley Alexander January 6, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    Hi Donna, Being grateful is really the key to attracting positive experiences into your life. I just talked about this in my post on how to be happy and healthy in 2013. I find that when I take time everyday to be grateful, I feel at peace and much more happy. Thanks for bringing this to light as a part of your inner marketer series.
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  7. Willena Flewelling
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    January 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    Wow. Great post, Donna! I am grateful that all of my children — my teens and my grown children — all live nearby and love to spend time with each other and with us, their parents. I am also grateful that we live out in the country, half a mile from our nearest neighbour, where the snow stays white all winter and the birds and wild animals come to visit. ~ Willena

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 6, 2013 at 1:41 am #

      Willena,

      It sounds so beautiful where you live. I could just imagine the white snow staging those beautiful birds and animals visiting.

      It is so great to be close to your children. You are truly blessed!
      Donna
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  8. marquita.herald
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    January 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    At the moment – this is a really easy one. I’ve been down-for-the-count sick for nearly 3 weeks. Last night was the first night since I got sick I slept through the whole night, and this morning I can actually breath through my nose! I am grateful for my health!
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      Oh my Marquita!

      That is one thing to be grateful for! David and I have been sick also for two weeks now! Good thing I have enough energy to use my fingers on the keyboard.

      Glad you are feeling better,
      Donna
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  9. Yorinda January 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    taking baby steps, as you suggest, makes perfect sense.

    A friend of mine said a few years ago that success builds on success.

    So, if we would apply that to being successful at gratitude, we could start with the forks and spoons, even though that was not the case for you, since that thought came out of the blue.
    Recently I spoke out my appreciation for my kettle. I love the way I can see the water boil through the glass.

    Thank you for sharing this!
    Love and Light
    Yorinda
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      Yorinda,

      You just made me feel “normal” because of your kettle lol!

      When we practice gratefulness in our life, the funniest things do come up sometimes.

      It leads to a joyful and peaceful life!

      Donna
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  10. Steve Borgman January 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Donna, I truly appreciate your encouragement to practice gratitude daily. I often recall things to be grateful as I’m falling asleep. I remember a successful internet marketer talking about how important it is not to compare ourselves to others. (We always compare ourselves with someone more successful when we do this). Rather, it’s important to be grateful for our audience, our online friends, and the great opportunity before us to help many people through our work.

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

      Right on point Steve!

      It is so important not to compare ourselves to others. We only see with others want us to see. That can give you “the grass is always greener” syndrome lol.

      There is not a day that goes by that I am grateful for the incredible people I meet each day in this business.

      It is astounding to connect to people that otherwise, I would never meet.

      People like YOU!

      Donna
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  11. Dr. Erica Goodstone
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    January 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Donna,

    I am impressed that you jumped in to do this 30 day blogging challenge. I hesitated and did not start since I had recently completed the 30 day challenge of writing my novel, spent the next month getting it published – received 2 sets of proofs before pushing the button. It is set to go onto Amazon.com in about a week.
    Then I joined another challenge to walk 365 miles in a year, 1 mile every day. I am including miles on the stationery bike, treadmill and elliptical at my health club.
    So, here I go – another challenge, although I am entering 4 days late. You have just inspired me.

    Warmly,

    Erica
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

      Don’t you feel invigorated by challenges? I do! Looks like you have been a busy gal! That’s a great thing.

      I find the more we challenge ourselves, the more active we become. I love your walking challenge. That inspired me! As soon as my flu bug goes away, it is back to the gym for this gal.

      Thanks for your inspiration

      Donna
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  12. Lisa
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    January 4, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    I’m grateful for my health, because without it we cannot do anything. Nice post and a great way to start the day Donna.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      Thanks Lisa

      That’s a great one! Being grateful for our health is so important. Without it, there is nothing we can really do.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Donna
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  13. Hale January 4, 2013 at 5:00 am #

    I have learned over the years that Gratitude is a much bigger word than I thought it was when I was a kid. I enjoyed you post, it was well written and you hit a very important topic that is ignored all to often.

    Regards,
    ahel
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 11:52 am #

      That word “Gratitude” can be taken for granted. But when you really think about what it means and apply it to your life…you find inner peace and much more clarity.

      Donna
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  14. Neamat Tawadrous
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    January 4, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for such a great post about Gratitude. It’s a great thing to get in the habit of Gratitude and learn to appreciate what we have and those loved ones that we have in our life.

    It is very important to be grateful for what we have and think about those who do not have what we have and give thanks and count our blessings.

    I am so grateful for my family and for all my business relationships, the friends I have made, the things I have learned so far along the way, the personal development, and the things I have yet to learn.

    Thanks for such a great reminder Donna and I wish you good luck with the 30 days blogging challenge. You can do it!!

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 4, 2013 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Neamat!

      Thank you for sharing what you are grateful for! You have a good mindset and with that, growth will be continued.

      Appreciating our loved ones and friends are so important. I too, am grateful for my business relationships. Isn’t it a blessing how the internet can enable us to meet people all over the planet. We make so many good relationships that lead to friendships.

      I find that so fascinating and am blessed to be part of it all.

      Donna
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  15. David Merrill 101
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    I like the “Inner Marketer” concept, Donna. Most of us focus on the external tasks involved in marketing, and rarely get a chance to go inside ourselves to examine our real purpose in the process.

    The easiest way to develop gratitude, of course, is to be without those things we take for granted.

    I was at a group event once, where we all had to sit in a room for 10 minutes, facing each other in a circle, but not permitted to talk or express ourselves in any way.

    That was a really long 10 minutes, and I was awfully grateful to be able to talk and express ideas. 10 minutes earlier, I’d never have given that “gift” a second thought.

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

      Well thank you David.

      That’s a great example – communication! I never thought of that one!

      And yes, I think the easiest way to develop gratitude is to be without things we take for granted. Just look at what Hurricane Sandy has done.
      So many without power, heat and food. Just in one snap everything gone.

      We must keep these things in our mindset cause ya just never know!

      Donna
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  16. Adrienne
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    January 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I know what you mean and I start my morning out saying what I’m grateful for as well. I normally just thank God for the same old things because I’m blessed to have them all.

    I ran some errands today and the weather here has been in the mid 40’s all week. On three different corners I saw people begging for money because they had no place to stay. Even if we don’t have the most lavish home, we have a roof over our heads and I can’t even imagine having no place at all to go. It’s the simple things we take for granted.

    Name one thing I’m grateful for, that’s easy. God granted me another day on this earth.

    Thanks for this reminder Donna… It’s sad that some people have to be reminded of the simple things.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

      You have a great mindset Adrienne!

      I am also grateful just for being here. When I see the homeless, my heart just breaks. When I lived in NYC, I would often go out to lunch and purchase a second lunch for a homeless person. Now my daughter carries on our tradition.

      Whatever she could spare, she shares. We used to go around NYC when the weather was cold and hand out gloves. There is a wholesale district where you can purchase them by the dozen for such a low cost. We would get in the car and randomly hand them out because fingers freeze first.

      There is so much people take for granted. I am Grateful, but I also like to go the extra mile and take action sometimes.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Donna
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  17. Bruno Buergi January 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Gratitude is a great way to start your day. I do it as well most of the days and it helps me to stay focused and open minded.

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Hi Bruno,

      Good to know that you start your day with Gratitude! It does keep us focused when we are in that mindset.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Donna
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  18. Kerris January 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Hi Donna
    Loved this post, it was clear and got your point across.
    I am grateful for the fact that I can offer people the chance to change the way they live their lives. This is my goal for this year.
    I will try to think of what I am grateful for each and every morning.
    kerris
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      Hi Kerris!

      I am grateful also to offer people the chance to change their lives. I came into the marketplace because I had so many clients that wanted to create financial freedom. That is my “why” and I love to see my clients succeed.

      In order to succeed in this marketplace, we must also have to take care of the “inner self” So that is why I focus on that.

      Thanks for coming by,
      Donna
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  19. jonathan January 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    loved your post on the inner marketer and also having an attitude of gratitude. thanks for sharing.

    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      Hey Jonathan,

      We need that attitude of gratitude BEFORE we can attract things into our lives. Without it, whatever we want to attract seems to bounce off or hides somehow.

      I have been doing this for years and it really works.

      Thanks for visiting,
      Donna
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  20. Susan Cooper
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    January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I agree with you in regards to doing one task at a time to make it simple. It really helps me get stuff done and move things forward. 🙂
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi Susan!

      One task at a time will help you achieve your goal in a calm focused manner. We as marketers need to be grateful for each and every step along the way.

      Donna
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  21. Anne January 3, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Hi Nancy. I’ve done this too. I get up, swing my feet to the floor (just so I don’t fall back to sleep) and thank God for all that He’s given me in my life.

    I grew up in poverty, so what I have now is a far cry from by beginnings. I understand only too well your comment about people not having shelter or food.

    I’m thankful for my family. When life gets hard I carry on – sometimes only because I have them in my life. My family keeps me strong.
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    • Donna.Merrill
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      January 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Hi Anne,

      Got mixed up with my name? lol….I know you are one of my regular readers and I had to laugh when you said Hi Nancy because I’ve done the same myself at times.

      It is so great that you understand the power of gratefulness!

      Thanks for sharing,
      Donna
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