Happy New Year and shout out to Cliff Ravenscraft. Thanks for bringing in the show Cliff. You rock!

Thanks for the feedback from episode 041, especially the Great Show comment from Christian on Facebook. Thanks, man.

In this episode, we take a look at 1o ways you can get out of your own business funk.  We also answer a listener question about being a non-native english speaking blogger.

In This Show…

Lots of feedback from the funk episode. It seems that lots of people deal with business funk from time to time, so I prepared a list of 11 ways to beat the funk.

1. Name it — you can't fix something that you don't realize is happening to you. This is a good reason to have goals and benchmarks and scorecards. You need an early detection

2. Own it — don't make excuses. Your funk, your responsibility

Source URL: http://www.highexistence.com/choose-happiness-5-ways-to-get-out-of-a-funk

Take Responsibility

Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose to be happy. Choose to win. Choose to beat the funk.

3. Reconnect with your vision — why are you doing what your trying to do? What does success look like? Imagine the success.

4. Stop bad habits — eating, not sleeping, watching TV, not keeping commitments.

Source URL: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/12/6-steps-to-getting-out-of-a-funk-catherine-la-o/

Don’t turn on the TV.  It steals your time, and it blocks your creativity.

5. Start some good behaviors

Source URL: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/12/6-steps-to-getting-out-of-a-funk-catherine-la-o/

Exercise.

Michael Hyatt Source URL: http://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-get-out-of-that-funk.html

Michael was in a funk and his wife said “Go Run”.  Michael says:

When I called her an hour later, everything had changed. My emotional state had shifted—dramatically. I was focused, alert, and upbeat. I had a can-do attitude.

This was a good reminder of something we had learned years ago from Tony Robbins:

Emotion is created by motion.

Bonus behavior — Declutter.

6. Celebrate some of your successes

Write down three things you are thankful for or that you have accomplished.

Quickly, the first things that come to mind. Now, stick the list in plain view for the rest of the day.

When you accomplish something, celebrate.

7. Review success stories and case studies

Lot's of them available.  Check out Internet Business Mastery.

8. Connect with your support network — spouse, friends, etc.

Connect with someone that always cheers you up.

Source URL: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/201206/how-get-out-funk

Connect with people.

9. Manage Stress

I'm not a huge Huff fan, but this is a neat article

Source URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brant-secunda-and-mark-allen/new-years-resolutions_b_1139090.html

Here is what Mark and Brant have to say about stress:

Chronic stress produces high cortisol levels that gnaw away at your health. Chronically high cortisol will make you sick, physically and emotionally. Stress is linked to multiple factors including these six: negative emotions, too little sleep, poor diet, overwork, toxic chemicals and inflammation. The antidote for stress is balance. Look at each of these six areas individually and work on finding small ways to reduce excesses and achieve more balance in each area. Seek more laughter, calmness and clarity in your life.

10. Help others. Don't make everything about yourself.

Source URL: http://www.universitysurvival.com/student-topics/getting-out-of-a-funk/

Help someone else work through a funk. Think about Zig too.

11. Get a mastermind group. Lean on them.

 

Also in the show, we talk about blogging if English is not your native language.

Source URL: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2011/10/13/7-golden-rules-blogging-in-english-for-non-native-speakers/

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Episode 042 Transcript

One of the challenges about rebranding is there’s a lot of stuff to fix. It’s not the MasonWorld.com Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast anymore, it’s just the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast.

I’m back – it’s a week later and here I am. How exciting is that? I’m very glad to be here and I am de-funk-ified. I love that bumper from Cliff, who was gracious enough to create that for me. Cliff gets lots of requests for bumpers all the time. Cliff refers to me as his good friend Mark Mason. The cool thing about that is Cliff and I really are good friends, he’s awesome. If you haven’t checked out Cliff’s network of shows you ought to go check him out at GSPN.tv, there’s a little something for everybody over there. He has lots of different shows, he’s done over 3,000 podcast episodes. You really ought to give him a look.

Happy New Year everybody. I hope you’re having a fantastic new year, I hope you spent some time planning what you’re going to do in 2013. If you’re like me and you were hedging a little bit thinking that the world might actually end, I’m here to tell you that it didn’t. At least it didn’t in Dallas, I haven’t been all over the whole world to make sure that it’s all good. The world in Dallas is still rocking and rolling. I’m back at my full time job after taking a couple of weeks off around Christmas and I’m back on the mic, which is totally awesome.

I want to thank all of you that reached out to me, including some people who had some feedback on Episode 41, I really appreciate that. Getting feedback from listeners makes a huge difference and it really motivates me to get going and get the show going. My two favorite words I heard on the Facebook fan page on Episode 41 were “great show” from Christian Psencik. Christian, thank you very much for the kind words, I really appreciate that. “Great” and “show” are two words you love to hear put together when you’re preparing a podcast. I really appreciate that.

Today we’re going to spend a little more time talking about de-funk-ification. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on the whole funky thing and the funky music and all the good stuff that we did last week and a lot of people go through this down funk thing. Building an internet business is hard work, you get funkified, you need to get out of it. I was able to get out of it and I added my personal experience to some research that I’ve done about how you can get out of funks.

Today I have 10 tips for you. Actually, it’s the new year, let’s make it 11. I have 11 tips for you on how to get out of a business funk if you find yourself in one. I want you to tuck this away and think about this.

If you’re in a funk right now, I hope this helps you. If you are in a funk later this year or at some time in the future you can think back to this episode and maybe it will help you. Maybe if you’re proactive about doing some of the things in this list you’ll avoid the funk all together. That’s what I intend to do.

I have 11 items here and I’m going to go through them. After that we’ll talk a little bit about some feedback that I got on the Facebook fan page from a non-English blogger named Shadi wanting some advice on what to do if he wants to get into internet marketing but he’s not a Native English speaker. We’ll talk about that a little bit at the end of the show.

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