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Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Most people set goals in life – both personal goals and work goals.  Do you remember how some goals that you achieved in the past seemed to come so easily and yet lately the goals you have set yourself recently seem to be almost impossible?

Goal Setting  and achieving them used to be a cinch!

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You just made up your mind that you were going to achieve your goals and then did whatever you needed to in order to get it.

Then later on when you started to have career goals, you gave them a bit more thought and tried to make them S.M.A.R.T.(Google smart goals if you don’t know what that stands for).

Nowadays, when you go after a goal it involves: –

  • vision boards
  • mindmaps
  • plans
  • strategies
  • brainstorming
  • soul searching
  • psychology
  • accountability
  • research
  • content creation
  • content curation

the list goes on. ………

By the time you have finished with that lot you can hardly remember what the original goal was or even why you wanted it in the first place 😀.

So what’s to be done – How do you achieve a personal goal?
It seems that the simplest method is to:

1  Decide what you want – and envision it
Why you want it – and envision it
3  Set a deadline – and envision it
4  Chunk it into a series of very do-able steps – and envision them
5  Take massive action -Just Do It!

So why not give it a try?  Envision a  few short term goals and let me know if this strategy makes achieving goals easier for you.

Set a Ridiculous Goal

Setting a ridiculous goal may seem stupid to you but this was suggested by one of my mentors, a guy who set the ridiculous goal of setting up a million dollar company when he didn’t even have a website or a merchant account.

He sets an intention for everything he does – every blog, every video, every webinar and every project.  I suggest that you do the same.  When you set your intention, put a date to it.   If it is an income goal put a number on it and work out what your daily output needs to be to achieve it.

If you want to earn $30k a month -that’s $1k a day.  How many sales do you need to make to achieve this income, how much traffic, how many leads?  Figure this out and then take action.

This strategy is known as reverse engineering. Decide to implement it and you will probably find yourself and your business slipping into top gear within months rather than years.

You Gotta Have Goals!!

 

P.S.  If you need some support and training to reach your online marketing goals just click this link.

 

How To Accomplish Your Goals

 

 

 

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What Is Periscope?

What Is Periscope?

Wondering whether it’s worthwhile joining Periscope or not?

Will it grow your business and get you more leads and sales?  The answer is a very big yes to both these questions and the good news is that it can do this from your very first scope.

There are a number of ways to monetize Periscope.

  • The simplest way is to create a giveaway and add the optin link to your profile.  When some of your “peeps” (that’s your Periscope viewers) ask about your business you can direct them to this link.  Others who are looking at your bio may just click the link out of curiosity especially if you have got an attractive bio.
  • Another option is to drive people to your website by having it on your bio and mentioning it on your scopes instead of having a giveaway.
  • If you are selling a physical product you can display it on your scope and demonstrate how to use it if appropriate.
  • You can offer coaching either free or paid or even create a membership site.  You can send them to your facebook page or groups..
  • You can build up your followers fast by scoping consistently  and following other scopers especially those who have a large amount of followers in your niche.
  •   You can make helpful comments on their scopes and other viewers may decide to click on your comment and check out your  bio
  • On each scope you should always ask your viewers to share your scope with their Twitter followers and Facebook followers – this brings even more followers to your scopes.

The possibilities are limitless, because you are able to engage with your prospects on live-streaming to a greater extent than with any other social media. These are just a few ideas and the same advice applies as for most other social media platforms – just do it consistently and you will get results that will surprise you.

You may be hesitant to make your first  scope –  this  simple 9 step Periscope formula  will make it easy for  you to start scoping with confidence from day one.

Just follow the simple steps and you will be scoping like a pro.   Just click the button below for instant access.
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The First Female Self Made Billionaire

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Martha Stewart has been extra-ordinarily successful in business. When she was asked her 10 top tips for success, she stated them clearly and concisely. She insists that she is an ordinary woman who scrubs her floors in her home. These rules are very simple and can be followed by anyone- so why aren’t there more female billionaires?

Most people don’t have a detailed plan. They don’t run with their ideas and find ways to finance them and market them. They allow themselves to get distracted from the main plan.

Many years ago I ran with an idea and found a way to finance it which included enough money to advertise it and get it off the ground. I was very excited about it but when I hit an obstacle which involved either finding another company that would blast freeze these “cosmopolitan” meals or raising enough money for blast freezers – I gave up.  I allowed my disappointment to demotivate me. How foolish was that! – but keeping our emotions out of business is essential. Being an innovator is not enough. Great ideas and great intentions are not enough.

Implementation and follow-through and sheer dogged determination is what separates the men from the boys and the billionaires from the might have beens.  A few years later big manufacturers started to sell frozen meals and now we all take them for granted.  Fortunately life is not about the what ifs – there is always an opportunity around the corner, another path to success.  Hard lessons can be the best lessons and they shorten the learning curve.

I know that the lead machine I am setting up is ideal for newbies and seasoned marketers. I believe that the blueprint is second to none. This is the opportunity that can work for anyone who follows Martha Stuart’s 10 simple rules. Her last rule is to work really hard but make sure you are compensated for your hard work. I believe that  this lead machine will create millionaires. So why not you ?- why not me? – why not now?

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How To Get Targeted Followers on Twitter

I have grown my Twitter following from 10,000 to over 19,000 already this year.   If you would like to gain more followers on Twitter, then you may find that the strategies that I have used will help you to increase your followers.  The numbers are not nearly as important as the quality of the followers.

Use Twitter analytics (analytics.twitter.com) to check your profile visits, tweet impressions, mentions and followers.  Keep testing and tweaking your bio and take note of which tweets are getting the most engagement (both your own and other peoples).  The end result will be that you will achieve the desired outcome – more targeted followers.

There are a number of apps you can use to schedule your tweets -status brew is my favourite.  I landed in twitter jail for about a week, so I decided to add my tweets manually for a while.  I am not sure whether this happened because of the automation or whether it was the fact that I un-followed too many people in a 24 hour period.

I am sure that if you use some of these suggestions you will not only grow your following but also improve the quality of your Twitter accounts.

You can cross-promote your business account and personal account if you wish, although I would not recommend it in some cases where your business life and personal life are not in alignment!  You can find out more by clicking the button below.
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If you have any queries about anything I have mentioned on this post or any of my other posts. @hilarybassak is my Twitter handle or you can email me at: hilarybassak@gmail.com
I’d love to hear your Twitter tips and share them with my followers so don’t forget to comment and share this post.
By the way if you would like a Free Twitter Training that has already generated thousands of leads for small businesses click here now and you can have instant access,

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Live Streaming Webinars and Apps

Periscope is an amazing app with endless possibilities for marketers and all types of online and offline businesses. Although it is integrated with Twitter, less than 2% of Tweeters have joined so far – madness!

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This is EPIC!!! It’s is a world first livestream webinar.  You can get it now and take advantage of the special offer to be grandfathered in during the launch.  I would hate to see you missing out on this – so just click this link and check it out before the launch end when the price doubles.
Periscope is an amazing app with endless possibilities for marketers and all types of online and offline businesses. Although it is integrated with Twitter, less than 2% of Tweeters have joined so far – madness!
  1. Periscope

    I do not exaggerate when I say that the opportunity to engage with both your followers and gain new followers on a daily basis is tremendous. The instant engagement allows you to get instant answers to the questions you need to ask to find out what your target audience really want. Your scopes stay up for 24 hours but you can save them to your camera roll and share them on all your social media sites

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  2. Meerkat

    Meerkat allows you to schedule broadcasts for a later date if no one you follow is currently viewing. it also tweets a link to your video as soon as you start a broadcast.
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Both these apps can be used to promote your business and combined with the excellent training and promotional aspects of the opportunity below, the path to success is only A FEW CLICKS AWAY.
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2 Effective Tools To Create Content For Your Website

If you are serious about your business then you will make sure that you buy the most effective tools to create content including graphics and videos.

If you are serious about your business then you will make sure that you buy the most effective tools to create content including graphics and videos.
  1. The Logo Creator

    The Logo Creator is a fast way to Create Professional Graphics for your business. It’s easy to design logos. You can also create other graphics like page headers, Youtube thumbnail images and blog graphics as well as headers for your FaceBook pages.
  2. I have found it very useful and I am sure you will too.
  3. VideoMakerFX

    VideoMakerFX creates amazing videos and sales letters for businesses that boost your sales and conversions. You can profit from them by using them in your business and you can also make videos and sell them – great for local marketing.
    You can create your own videos in minutes and if you are not keen on getting in front of the cameras, this is the ideal solution for you. It’s simple and easy to use and includes a choice of background music
    Create Better Content For Your Business
    Whether you are starting a new business or promoting an established one these tools will help you to create great content. You can use these Graphics and videos to brand yourself together with this awesome new viral blogging system. So no need to be dipping your toes in the water
    with this combination of tools you are ready to start kicking ass.

How to Become an Affiliate Marketer


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What I Love About Internet Marketing

Have you noticed something lately about online Marketers?  It’s something very cool and exciting and it’s building momentum at a rapid pace.

Most of the marketers that I surround myself with are placing their focus on providing value, mindset, personal development and  personal branding.  The consistency of this new emphasis on value  that is rampant among marketers from newbies to the top producers is creating a kind of tsunami.

They are falling over each other to provide the most value possible to everyone including strangely enough even their competitors.

  • Marketers have finally realised that the more they give value and disclose their secrets the more successful they become. 

It’s not a short term policy but if you are serious about online marketing then you are in it for the long term.

Not only that –  but knowing that they have helped others achieve the lifestyle they desire is very motivational for them.  Wouldn’t you like to know that when your head hits the pillow every night you can be happy in the knowledge that you have probably helped someone change not only their life, but their family’s lives too.

  • Giving value is a win- win situation for everyone.

I remember my grandma who was forever  telling me “a giving hand always gets”.  It certainly worked for her and it will almost certainly work for you.  So why not give it a try?

  • Yes, value is the new buzz word.   

What if you were to give it a whirl and find out that it actually works?  Maybe you are just starting out and believe that you don’t have anything of value to share yet.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

All of us have knowledge that we could use to help others by sharing it. 

It could be something as simple as showing someone how to set up their own blog.  If you don’t know how to do that yet or you would like some free training about blogging or social media or how to get more followers you can find out how to do those things right away.

Isn’t it time that you weighed up the pros and cons of internet marketing?

In the meantime here’s some free training below and if you would like to become an affiliate marketer  

To find out more about online marketing you can contact me on any of my social media platforms @hilarybassak

or just click this link for even more training

FREE SNAPCHAT TRAINING

 

How To Accomplish Your Goals

17 Steps To Accomplish Your Goals, When your thoughts and actions are in alignment – that is when the magic happens

How To Accomplish Your Goals

  • Think about what you want – every goal originates as a thought, a desire
  • Make sure it’s a goal that is important to you and resonates with your values
  • Really Want It – desire is what motivates you to achieve it
  • Know your Why – clarity is essential
  • Write it down – Make a goal card and put your goal on your mobile screen/laptop screen
  • Be specific – include every little detail!
  • Visualize achieving it in detail -a picture paints a thousand words
  • Set your intention – make it a firm one
  • Believe that it is possible -If your belief system matched your goal you would have already done it
  • Your belief systems will transform as you take massive action
  • Get some support – remember that no man is an island
  • Make a plan
  • Create a process -chunk it
  • Have  a timescale – A deadline that is not written in stone
  • Get Laser Focused on your goal – think about it first thing in the morning,last thing at night and many        times in between
  • Take immediate and daily massive consistent Action
  • Be unshakeable -never quit

When your thoughts and actions are in alignment – that is when the magic happens

Now that you have got your goal, how does it look, feel, smell,  taste, sound like?

What have you learnt while achieving your goal? – Tell the world and teach others how they can achieve their goals.

That’s it really.  Ready for Goal Number 2?

Set A Ridiculous Goal

Setting a ridiculous goal may seem stupid to you but if I tell you this was suggested by Dave Wood who set the ridiculous goal of setting up a million dollar co

Setting a ridiculous goal may seem stupid to you but if I tell you this was suggested by one of my mentors, a guy who set the ridiculous goal of setting up a million dollar company when he didn’t even have a website or a merchant account.

He sets an intention for everything he does – every blog, every video, every webinar and every project.  I suggest that you do the same.  When you set your intention, put a date to it.   if it is an income goal put a number on it and work out what your daily output needs to be to achieve it.

If you want to earn $30k a month -that’s $1k a day.  How many sales do you need to make to achieve this income, how much traffic, how many leads?  Figure this out and then take action.

This strategy is known as reverse engineering. Decide to implement it and you will probably find yourself and your business slipping into top gear within months rather than years.

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Most sales people lack a certain amount of confidence in their sales skills.  The top ones have overcome this problem.

 

Most sales people lack a certain amount of confidence in their sales skills.  The top ones have overcome this mainly by the fact that each successful close creates more confidence.  There is no doubt that there are sales people with “the gift of the gab” as we call it in here in Ireland.

These silver tongued salesmen seem to have been born with this skill but it can also be learned.  Many studies have been done to try and find the reason why some of them can “sell snow to the eskimos” and it has been discovered that they use “magic words and phrases” that seem to put people into a buying trance.

Apart from getting these master sellers to train the rest of their team, there is another way to improve the selling skills of those who are less gifted.  This is by using sales scripts.  Some companies keep their sales scripts under lock and key, but if you know the right answers to your prospects’ questions and objections you are much more likely to close the sale.  You can prepare scripts yourself and practice them so that you won’t be lost for words when you are with a prospect.

If you would like some guidance on this and many other marketing skills, as well as free training on how to brand yourself and promote your business, all you need to do is enrol for free here right now!

Red Ferrari

 

Red Ferrari

What is it about red ferraris?  I knew a guy who owned one.  He used to refurbish pubs and restaurants and make a fortune doing this.

At one particular pub he kept getting pissed off by a female traffic warden who kept putting parking tickets on his beautiful red ferrari.

He told her that he was working and the car wasn’t in the way but she persisted in slapping on the tickets.

 This woman was relentless, day after day she continued to give out tickets until one day he couldn’t take it anymore.  He lifted her up and dropped her  into the skip which was “parked ” beside his car.  Pity nobody had a video camera when that happened.  Anyway he got fined but he said it was well worth the money.

 

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The Pros and Cons of Internet Marketing

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The Pros and Cons of Online Marketing

Internet marketing has been encouraged by many and maligned by even more especially those whose spouses spend most of their waking hours on the internet:

  • More and more business owners  have realised that on-line marketing is no longer optional if they want to compete on a level playing field.
  • Many companies are already losing out to those who are taking an increasing share of the market
  • It makes sense to advertise on-line as well as off line

Companies and full – time or part-time entrepreneurs  are attracted to internet marketing for many reasons.

  • The start up costs are minimal compared to most other businesses
  • It can be done on a large or small scale
  • It can fit into anyone’s schedule
  • Internet marketing is the easiest way to reach a global market.  It does not limit your business to a particular location.
  • Since the internet reaches all parts of the world, internet marketers can also reach a worldwide target market in an instant.
  • You can market globally from your bedroom, the beach, your kitchen or even your home office.
  • Potential customers can reach your on-line business in one click of their mouse
  •  2 billion people have mobile phones and you can do all your marketing on your smart phone
  • It’s instantaneous – you can reach your customers at a time that best suit them
  • Internet marketing can create momentum very fast

The Cons of Internet Marketing

There are many more advantages to internet marketing than disadvantages.

Disadvantages of Internet Marketing:

  • Small businesses can masquerade as large ones and unscrupulous marketers can create scams. This is one of the obstacles to building trust on the Internet.
  • Solution:  Do some research on the companies you propose to join.
  • It is not easy to stand out among the millions of other marketers unless you have a unique product or service and the ability to market on-line.
  • Solution: Get a better product or service so that it does stand out or improve the one you have..
  • It has become so popular that the competition is fierce and over 90% of businesses fail.
  • The other problem is information overload.
  • Some people become overwhelmed with the amount of information and strategies.
  • Take it one step at a time and outsource when necessary
  • You have to approach internet marketing as a job in the beginning.
  • When you get the ball rolling then you can treat it like a business.
  • You have to be prepared to take massive action for at least 90 days to get your internet marketing business up and running.

Once you have built a targeted list and you are getting consistent results it becomes a game.    Then your possibilities of success are limitless.

Stay at the top of your game by constantly learning.   It is a fast changing environment and you need to keep up with the new developments.

The Pros of Internet Marketing

  • If you are looking for a way to brand yourself on-line and to rank your blog then you will be able to do these things by leveraging  the  power of the internet.
  • You can use your knowledge  and the power of networking to create massive results.  If your blog is on an authority site it will rank higher on Google.  Read on and you will find out how to do that.
  • Once you make the decision to become an internet marketer -You can forget about getting to work on time
  • You can wave  goodbye to your boss or maybe even get him to join you
  • You can leave the cubicle and the traffic jams behind and start to live a life of freedom.
  • You can wear what you like
  • Work when it suits you
  • Take days off when the weather is fine.
  • Keep up with your business even when you are abroad
  • Get paid wherever you are.
  • Not miss out on family outings
  • Socialise when you feel like it online or offline
  • Meet interesting people fro all over the world
  • Take your kids to school
  • Parents can remain at home with their children.

There has never been a better time to do it and it’s never been easier to get started right away  

You can find all the training you need to get started right away here

If you enjoyed today’s post please ‘like & share’ this page so someone else can benefit from it too!

It’s a no-brainer as far as The Pros and Cons of Internet Marketing are concerned the pros outweigh the cons a thousandfold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcoming Obstacles

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Have you discovered how to overcome obstacles in your life?  Ever hit a brick wall?  This can happen in an instant and it can have some unexpected effects.  I really did literally hit a brick wall.  It was a neat recently built wall but when I crashed into it, it crumbled to the ground in an instant.

Unfortunately my car was a write off  and so was the other car that was involved in the accident.  For a few moments, I really thought I was dying because I took the full impact.  Fortunately no-one else was hurt.

I loved that car, it was a brand new Skoda Octavia when I bought it and I had it for eight years.  In all that time it did not have one single problem until it was spun into that wall by the impact with the other car.

I stumbled out of the car bruised and battered.  At first I was afraid that I had internal bleeding and might not make it .  Princess Diana flashed into my mind.  . I was taken to the local hospital in an ambulance as was the other driver.   I was x-rayed and although I was very badly bruised and it was very painful no bones were broken.

My son and  my three adorable grandchildren arrived at the casualty and I was  so glad to see them.  I realised what a very lucky person I am.  To survive the crash and to have such a loving family is more than anyone could wish for. There can be a silver lining when you meet life’s obstacles -it can highlight what is really important to you.  It certainly did for me.  It makes you re-assess your priorities.

We have all faced obstacles in our lives and Internet Marketers usually have to face more than  most.  Most of the top marketers have already discovered  a way to break through these obstacles.

They have learnt about driving  traffic, capturing  leads and converting them into sales.    They were able to access to the most up to date training, marketing strategies, a supportive community and so much more.  The good news is that, even if you are a complete beginner, you too can access all these things if you are are open to it.

If you are interested to find out how you can get started right away.  You can find out more here.

Get More Leads With Automation

 Get More Leads With Automation

 There is no doubt that we could all save ourselves a lot of time if we used more of the automation tools that are now available.  They include apps, plug ins and  browser extensions.  As I create this blog I can see a number of extensions at the top of this page.  I don’t really use them as much as I should.

  All of them have been designed to make life  easier and save time.  By using them we can free up  more time to produce better content for our websites and social media platforms.

Are you making the most of these tools yet?

Hootesuite, Status Brew, Klout, TailWind and Buffer are my favourite schedulers and IFTTT is amazing and it’s free.  Internet marketers dream of passive residual income and what better way to achieve that than by automating as much as possible so that you can enjoy the freedom lifestyle.

Many of the phone apps make it so much easier and faster to gain followers and unfollow those who are not following you.  When you automate  your social media platforms, it leaves you with more time to engage with your followers and isn’t that what social media is really supposed to be all about?

I have already got my Twitter account about 80% automated and the next one on my list is Pinterest starting with Tailwind and  IFTTT.    There are a couple of new features on Tailwind which make it even more effective. The aim is to automate Pinterest to the same extent.  You can get extensions for all these apps and that makes scheduling even easier.

Automation is The Goal .

Writing 700 tweets and scheduling them to go out on a daily basis means that you can have a whole year’s tweets sorted in a matter of hours.  Spending a few days to fill your Pinterest boards with pins that will provide value for your targeted audience.  That’s what automatically makes me jump for joy!

Everyone has got their own favourite schedulers and shortcuts to success- I’d love to hear about yours.

If you would like to get started with automation – be my guest and use this free training to get more leads and sales with Twitter

 

 

 

Don’t You Wish Your Marketing Was Hot Like Mine – Don’t You?

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Joking of course, but this morning I came across an irresistible piece of marketing No I’m not gonna tell you who the marketer was or you would probably shoot straight over to his blog or his FaceBook page lol.

It really set me thinking and I just had to ask myself this question.Why should anyone choose to follow ME?

This awesome piece of attraction marketing started with a friend request on a very busy platform (not FaceBook).  He told me that he had some goodies over on FaceBook and that he would really like me to go over there and check them out. That certainly aroused my curiosity so I duly clicked the link.  That’s the point where I expected to be at least a little disappointed but I was wrong, so wrong.

It looked sooo professional.   First thing I saw was a “Welcome to his home on FaceBook” and a stunning video of this very cool guy  that had  been taken at an event.  It looked very professional and no doubt a lot of thought had gone into producing it.  I wasn’t the only one who was impressed – that was clear from the comments.

I just couldn’t wait to click on his link but that is when the disappointment set in.  I soon realised that I am already a member and so I can’t join his team.  I am not saying that I could replicate his marketing but what I do know is that I could put a lot more thought into mine.

I’ll be watching this guy from now on to remind myself that there are examples of what separates the 2% from they rest of us and why it’s worthwhile to  pay attention to what the best marketers are doing and learn from them on a daily basis.  That is going to be my a top priority from today.

What could you do to pull people to your link?  It’s worth taking some time to figure that out asap.  It’s so easy to get carried away with the “busyness” of online marketing  Maybe it’s time to start treating it more like a business and make sure we step back sometimes and check that the welcome mat and the red carpet are always at the fore-front of our marketing.

Now for the surprise!  Recently I was invited to a webinar which was my introduction to a cutting edge new technology which will pull people to a message of up to 40 words (nothing to do with Twitter).  The message can be a capture page, an announcement in fact whatever you want it to be.  You can change this message at will and it will reach about 50% of mobile phone users within a hundred yards radius of wherever you are.  It’s not spammy – it will come up on android phones which have bluetooth turned on.  It goes to the alerts section of the phone just like FB or Instagram messages do.  It remains on for about 30 minutes.

Imagine how many leads you could get if you took a trip to your local shopping mall or a football match or a marketing event – the mind boggles.  I am calling it a money magnet because I posted some affirmations on my Twitter account (@hilarybassak), my favourite one was “I am a money magnet” and now I have found the tool that makes this possible.

Just click here to learn more about this incredible breakthrough in marketing technology and the good news is that you can be one of the first to get it if you take action now.  I often end my posts and emails with the message “Hope This Helps” but in this case I feel certain that it will.