I’ve always been mindful of what my kids watch. But – thankfully – I have a hubby that balances the power a bit and points out if I’m being too “controlling”.
Never look at things as black and white.
The movie industry – uses ratings to protect themselves from complainers and law suits. So – you really and for truly have to use your own judgement.
Now – I still don’t like the idea of my kids playing that game where they shoot cops, pick up whores, and win by doing those kinds of things – BUT – PG13 movies and some of the rated M games even have educational, ethical, political, and humane lessons to teach.
Even the bad movies – can be a source of good conversation and lessons with kids.
Only you can judge what your own children can handle. It’s a matter of knowing whether they can separate fantasy from reality, fact from fiction, good from bad, immoral from moral behavior…. etc.
I wrote a blog post about knowing how to talk so your kids will listen and listen so your kids will talk – ask for the link and I’ll go find it…. BUT – the biggest take away from every parenting and home-biz book is this: LISTEN. Shut the mouth and listen.
The point about the movies is this – visualizing or actually experiencing something teaches better than any lecture.
For example – when my daughter and I watched “Mean Girl” together – we got to talk about how much of it exists in her own life – in her own “girl world.” We got to talk about what kind of girl SHE wants to be… and – of course – I’d read the book “Queen Bees and Wannabes”, so I had even more fodder for conversation. (you can find that book here: Click here )
visualizing and your home-biz is 5 fold and the whole cinematic experience uses these 5 tips…
We talked about engagement yesterday – about getting people to buy into what you’re saying and teaching… and here are 5 more tips about that very topic:
*KISS – keep it super simple. You don’t need overly complicated funnels to overwhelm you. All you need is an opt-in, a sales letter (or video), daily emails to those opt-ins. Pick just one simple product to sell to your list….. to start with. You can overly complicate things after that if you feel like it.
*Do the math. Once you figure out how to get people to opt-in to your list and buy stuff, do the math. Figure out how much a lead costs, how much it costs to turn them into buyers, how much it costs to sell that one product.
*Create Vision. People don’t buy based on logic – they buy based on emotion. Remember me saying – “tell stories” yesterday? Those stories create vision…. which in turn stirs emotion. Those stories will inspire action. Just like those movies will inspire your kids and teach them lessons you couldn’t possibly teach in real life. (disclaimer- I’m not saying you or your kids should watch hours of TV and movies everyday – FAR from it – I’m just saying it can be a tool!)
*Demonstrate. Use tactical information and demonstration. Show your customers what that product can do for them. (want to see my before and after pics from my most recent fitness program? ask me…. )
*Up-sell. Don’t stop selling at that entry level product. I make this mistake all the time! Up-sell them to the next level – the next thing. That’s one thing I can say I definitely learned from complicated funnels….. there’s ALWAYS an up-sell. After someone opt’s in – there’s always a “hey – want this even BETTER course? You’ll get even MORE bonuses if you buy this too!” Or – after buying the cookbook – “You’ll get even better results, like mine here, if you use the recipes in this challenge – and add this exercise program you can do right in your living room…”
If you combine these things – the logic (the math and the facts and the science), the emotion (from visualizing the stories, the pain, the joy….), and the action (what it FEELS like to get those results), you have one heck-of-a sales pitch that’s hard to ignore…..
And engagement? Well – let me know what happens with your next post, video, email….
If none of this makes sense and you don’t know how to get people on your list – or you don’t know what a “lead magnet” is… this course will teach you that simple funnel I talk about plus provide you with templates you can use right now…. Get it here: Click here