Setting up e-mail @yourdomain on Android phone Gmail app

Here are instructions on how to set up an e-mail address at your own domain on Gmail app on your Android phone. 

1.) Open “Google Gmail App” (The envelope icon with a red M) 

2.)
Click the Menu Button (usually the three lines on the left-hand side)

3.) The drop down arrow () will show all your e-mail accounts and then “+ add e-mail account”/“add account” at the bottom. If yours is different, look in the settings and menus to find the “add account”/”account” button.

4.) You should be on the Email Set Up Screen now. It may give you choices for what kind of e-mail you’re setting up such as “Google”, Personal (IMAP/POP) or Exchange. Click the IMAP/POP choice.

5.) Enter your full e-mail address as address@domainname.com

6.) Next, it may ask you if you want to set it up as an IMAP or POP, we’ll go with IMAP.

7.) It will now ask for the password.

8.) Next, it will ask about Incoming server settings.

You will need to get this information from whatever company you use to host your website (like Bluehost HostGator, 1&1, etc). If you are not sure where to find it you can search through the help pages the company provides or contact their customer service. The information looks a little scary at first as it’s a bunch of seemingly random letters and numbers, but don’t worry, we’ll walk you through which ones belong where. It’ll just be some simple copy and pasting.

On the incoming server settings section, it will show the username (email) & the password you just entered. Be sure these are correct.

8a.) Below that, it will say “Server”. In that space delete what is there and type in the incoming server info provided by your host (it should look something like abc123.yourhost.com).

8b.) Below that, it should say “Port”. Change it to the Port number that your host provided for “Incoming server port” (this should be a 2 or 3 digit number)

8c.) And lastly below that, for the “Security Type”, choose SSL/TLS (There may be two versions of this. Go with the one that is just SSL/TLS.)

Click NEXT.

9.) Next, it should ask about the Outgoing server settings.

9a.) Below that, it will say “SMTP Server”. In that space delete what is there and type in the outgoing server info provided by your host (it should look something like abc123.yourhost.com).

9b.) Below that change the “Port” to the Port number that your host provided for “Outgoing server port” (this should be a 2 or 3 digit number)

9c.) Then below that, for the “Security Type”, choose SSL/TLS. (Again choose the standard one if there is more than one).

Click NEXT.

10.) At this point, you will see if things have gone through correctly. If something was input incorrectly then you will not be able to move to the next page. If everything is correct, then you should be on the next page, the Account Options page.

Here you can choose how frequently your inbox will sync and refresh or whether or not you want to get notifications for this email account.
I would suggest unchecking the option that says “Automatically download attachments”.

Once you are done choosing the options you’d like – Click NEXT

11.) It will create the account and you will be able to choose the name that people will see when you email them. You can either have it be your own name or something like your name – company.

You’re done!
You can test that it works by sending an e-mail from your newly added account to a different e-mail (either your own or someone else’s) and be sure to ask for a reply back to make sure you can send and receive mail.

New Beginning Animal Rescue Receives $10k Donation!

I’m so happy to announce that New Beginning Animal Rescue received $10,000 from the Sidewalk Angels Foundation from their Borgata/Sidewalk Angels benefit shows in January 2016. Sidewalk Angels Foundation is a wonderful organization started by musician Rob Thomas and his wife, Marisol Thomas, to help support no-kill animal shelters and rescues across the country and fighting for the rights of those without a voice. New Beginning is so thankful for such a generous donation and I am happy we were able to support.

It’s been such a pleasure working with New Beginning Animal Rescue for over a year now. I’m proud to be part of the support team for the only No-Kill Animal Rescue in the Bronx, a greatly underserved county.

In other fantastic news, we’ve also worked on securing new partners/affiliates to support the shelter and have added the list to their website.

Differentiate Your Coaching With Confidence Coaching Certification Program

Remember Alyssa Dver who recently wrote Kick Ass Confidence?

Well she is also the co-founder of American Confidence Insititute where they are offering Confidence Coaching Certification to help Differentiate your current coaching services. The program is ICF accredited – 6 CCEUs and will empower you with knowledge of the hot, emerging niche which will attract new clients to your practice.

Next Course Begins 9/22/15

For great, free resources and to learn more about the program, visit www.AmericanConfidenceInstitute.com.

Check Out Sara’s Added Consulting & Coaching Services!

My incredibly fabulous client continues to hone her genius, extend her services and grow her business. It’s been such an honor to be on this journey with her as I watch her, her family and her business blossom.

DSCF2786_copy_2_wjgqyiIf you don’t know her already, she’s a best-selling author of BOLD!: Helping YOU Unleash The Hero Within
She’s been featured on CNNMoney, Forbes, Inc., ABC, FOX, NAPW, NBC, CBS, and more.

She recently announced her new extended service and beautiful new website that outlines everything she offers.

She’s offering:
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If you’re ready to multiply your revenues, cut down your working time, automate and fill up your flagship programs, and eliminate the stress…You need to check her out!

Kickass client does it again! Check out her new book Kickass Confidence.

Alyssa is the Chief Confidence Officer, Co-Founder of American Confidence Institute (ACI), Founder of Mint Green Marketing, Speaker and now the author of 6 books including her newest book Kickass Confidence!

The book dives into what confidence really looks like. It explores the science of confidence from neuroscience and psychology perspectives, shares tools used in life/business coaching, and shows how our brain structure and functions can change to be more confident.

I’m adding it right onto my “Must Read” list, though I’m very tempted to stop my current book to jump right in!

From the back cover:
Kickass Confidence looks at what boosts or busts confidence. Leveraging breakthrough evidence in neuroplasticity and high performance coaching, you’ll learn how to literally change your brain to think more confidently.
Get into a zone of control by conditioning everyday core confidence just like professional and Olympic athletes, elite military and seasoned C-suite executives.


Grab Your Copy Here!

Congratulations to you Alyssa!
You are one kickass client and obviously a kickass author!

Inspire on!

Marie Forleo On Leading A Happy Team With The 5 Love Languages

About a year ago, I was tuned into a seminar about client satisfaction which mentioned the use of the 5 Love Languages and how it can help us understand and satisfy our clients. It was such a fantastic way to look at our relationship with our clients and inspire different ideas of how to keep them happy!

This week on MarieTV, Marie shared how this can also help lead a happy team. And a happy team is the key ingredient to having an amazingly impactful business. Incredible things happen when you’ve got a team of people who feel truly fulfilled by their work life.


Find out what’s your Love Language

Check out the 5 Love Languages book here

…or The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

BOLD! #1 Best Seller & Nominated for Small Business Book of The Year Award

Congratulations to my spectactular client Sara and the rest of the inspirational authors of the best selling book.. Bold!!!
Within just 15 hours on the market Bold! hit the best-selling mark in the Professional Development, Personal Success, Education & Training, and Business & Finances categories!!

And now it has been Nominated for Small Business Book of The Year Award!!
How fabulous is that?!

I just love seeing my client’s work skyrocket to the top!

If you haven’t already read it, be sure to pick up your copy ASAP. In BOLD! 13 authors share their expertise, their stories and their wisdom to inspire you to be BOLD in your life and business. No two authors share the same stories or background and each one shares a unique lesson.

Once you’ve read it don’t forget to Vote Here

The Most Important Aspect You Need To Meet Your Goals

Many of us take the time at the end of one year and beginning of the next to reflect on where we are, where we wanted to be, and where we see ourselves at this time next year. The end of the year usually serves as an inescapable reminder that another year has passed and we notice the differences of where we are and where we wanted to be by now. Then we make that special internal promise to ourselves “this year I will….” and many times that year, we don’t…

As with many resolutions, life shifts, personal promises/changes, the beginning seems very promising. You know you can do this; you have this! And then somehow it’s already next year… not only can you barely remember making that promise in the first place, but the months in between are just a down hill blur of reasons why it didn’t work with barely any trace left of your original motivation. So you’re stuck there wondering why you aren’t where you want to be by now.

Many say resolutions barely last a month and you can definitely see this in that crowd that shows up to the gym every January knowing this time would be different, only to show up again…next January.

Here’s the thing. One of the biggest reasons why our resolutions fail, why our goals aren’t met, and why change does not stick, boggles down to one word…. S-U-P-P-O-R-T.
Support…that’s just it. It is one of the single most important aspects of our lives that we need in order to accomplish anything. From every angle..you need support.

Ask yourself three main questions when setting goals:
 
 

1. Are your goals supporting YOU?

The first and most important question when promising to make any change in your life is… Does your goal actually support you? Do you see this goal leading to the place and person you want to be? Is it in sync with who you are inside and out? Or is it based on what you think you need or what others say you do?

There’s no point of a goal that doesn’t come from you. Many times, goals are based on outside perspectives and reactions. Whether it’s influenced by the comments of others on your weight or watching someone else make more money than you, these aren’t necessarily based on what you need for yourself right now. If they aren’t deeply meaningful to you or in sync with your true vision for yourself, how can they continuously energize you or keep you passionate and motivated? If they’re based off of negative reflections and feelings, you’ll be working on the fuel of negativity, which burns out pretty quickly and will have you putting yourself down for not reaching a goal that wasn’t for you to begin with.
 
 
Is it a goal you need right now or is it working against you by overwhelming you?

You don’t have to accomplish all your goals at once, that’s why we have 5 year, 10 year, lifetime goals. Sure, it’s nice to get some balls rolling, and yes, absolutely write it down! But make sure you aren’t overwhelming yourself. In a goal setting/accountability group I run we have this thing we call a Grail of Giant Goals which lists every goals we want to accomplish in life, so that we get them on paper and return to them when we are ready to take them on, when it makes sense, and fits into our life plans. We begin to prioritize this big list and then we set specific goals to follow for this year so we can be focused on making real changes that we need now without overwhelming ourselves.

 
 

2. Are you supporting yourself on the inside?

Are you sitting in your own corner of the boxing ring cheering yourself on?

If you aren’t your first fan, who will follow? You have to root for yourself first. This means remembering and understanding you are human, obstacles come, failure happens and is part of the process, but most of all, continuously telling yourself to GET BACK IN THERE after every fall! Of course there are some times where we can’t seem to do that for ourselves but part of rooting for ourselves is getting support systems in place that will pick us up when we can’t do it for ourselves.
 
 
Are you being too vague or maybe too specific with your goals, focusing too much on the big picture or being too strict with the little details? Are you being reasonable and realistic with yourself and your plans?

Either end of the spectrum of being too specific or vague can work against youIf you are too vague you might loose sight of where to begin, how to get there, and expect instant results from something that is a process, having you feel like you let yourself down.  If you are too specific you risk getting down on yourself for not strictly adhering to your plan. Just because you plan to go to the gym 4 times a week, doesn’t mean you literally have to in order to see the results you want. Maybe you took a long walk or maybe you’re sick so your body needs the rest. It’s ok. Those dreams you’re working towards won’t restart just because you paused or changed plans. 

You need to set yourself up to keep going. Life is organic; everything is constantly changing but still going forward. Learn when to be specific and strict and when to be flexible. 
 
 
Are you creating plans to achieve your goals or are you just stating them and throwing them into the world in hopes of change? Do your plans include ‘bite sized’ actions or are you setting yourself up for the disappointment of not seeing instant results?

Remember, we cannot finish a meal in one bite, it takes several small bites to get to the end of a meal (and then to dessert, my favorite!). The same goes for your goals. We all want to focus and get to the big picture ASAP so we’re tempted to run or take large leaps. And when we take those little steps we feel like we haven’t accomplished anything. But when you look back on all those little steps and celebrate them along the way, they add up to something huge!

Along the same lines of the food metaphor, don’t bite off more than you can chew, you’re just going to put yourself at risk of choking and putting your plans on hold (or giving up entirely, because they almost killed you!). Be sure to be realistic and reasonable when setting up your plans. Remember, you are human, obstacles will arise, failure will happen and there are only so many hours in the day, but you can still make it through if you are reasonable and realistic when setting your goals. 

 
 
Are you only relying on willpower, motivation, and adrenaline alone? Are you planning for obstacles and…the dreaded F word (failure)?

Those good feelings usually last through the beginning stages. But as things change and go wrong they begin to fall as we get tempted to give up (or even see it as a sign to do so). Or some days we just wake up drained of these inner pushes and we really don’t want to do it. Our motivation and adrenaline levels are at a low and even our core reasoning is a blur. You have to be prepared and set up to move through that. Whether it be a self reminder of your big why (and motivator) or it can be a person you have placed in your life to help push you forward when you’re down. Whatever it is, you’ve got to be ready to push forward when it gets tough, when you lose the will power, or when you start to fail.

Which brings us to the last question…
 
 

3. Are you setting up outside support systems?

Are you surrounding yourself with the right people or are you hanging out with people who are unsupportive, uninspiring, and/or unmotivated themselves?

Look at the people who surround you on a daily basis, are they supportive, do they support the motivation that keeps you moving forward or do they work against you? Remember, it is said that we are the average of our friends, bring your average where you need it to be in order to be successful.
 
 
Are you setting up a system of support for yourself? Do you have partners on your side, ones that can serve as resources, are there for accountability, or stick you with an injection of inspiration and motivation when you need it?

When we have trouble taking our long walks to keep us on track for a weight goal, we set ourselves up for success by bringing some kind of support, whether it be a physical friend to motivate us and keep us accountable, a musical artist beating through our headphones to get us pumped, or an audio book coming to life through our ears to distract us from the parts we don’t enjoy as much, and/or a reward system. We need the same thing in our business.

We need people in our lives to create a supporting network. These people don’t even have to be right next to you, they can be over the phone, on the computer, a supportive team, a mastermind, accountability partners, and/or a mentor. We can even use other supporters like our own motivational triggers, goal reminders, daily visions of our end goal.

Thank about what you have in place to make sure that you stay on track and that if you do fall (as we all do from time to time) that you quickly bounce right back. Whatever it is, you must set up a system or systems to keep you going.

 

Lesson from the holiday helper on how to avoid burnout

Here come the holidays, I can already smell the food and am drowning in unsorted gifts, wrapping paper, supplies, greeting cards and various craft projects. I almost like to think of it as my little fort of holiday magic as I sit in the middle of my floor surrounded by it all.

What I always look forward to the most are the scents of the food already being prepared the night before Christmas Eve. When those aromas hit my nose I know it’s officially the holidays. My mother creates the most Amazing meals, and even years after learning that Santa was a lie, I never stopped believing in magic because what my mother gets done is truly magical (she’s prepared holiday meals for over 75 people in a single event, if that’s not magic I’m not sure what is).
What they say about Italians rings true in this house, the amount of food prepared is unbelievable and the taste is undeniably mouthwateringly delicious! Not to mention, specifically requested each year and everyone has their favorite, whether it’s her signature sfincione (pizza), her perfect arancini (rice balls) or her incomparable tiramisu.

I don’t help much in the kitchen because my mother is like bull headed for a big red target letting nothing get in her way, so me stepping into her territory won’t work well, I’d just get in the way. Plus, if you left me in the kitchen to tend to 5-10 different meals, something is bound to burn and/or catch fire, though at least I haven’t lost a finger (yet)!
Not to mention, I don’t know how to mimic her meals quite yet. My mother is nothing short of a genius in the kitchen and I’m not one to disrupt her rhythm or endanger the quality of her geniusly constructed signature meals.

But does that mean she doesn’t ever ask for a helping hand during the holidays because she feels she is the only one who can do her magic?

When I was a child she would give me anything I could handle that was getting in the way of her natural rhythm, even things as simple as washing the vegetables, setting the tables or opening/closing cabinets when her hands were dirty. Every little thing was one less thing that slowed her down and bought her more time to concentrate on the items she does best.

As I got older and learned more skills, I would improve upon the tasks that were given to me; things like applying my crafting skills to table settings to make the table look extra special and dazzling for our guests or with any food related tasks I would improve anything that did not feel worthy of being placed on the same table as her masterpieces. Her genius was still the main dish of the event of course (pun intended) but now everything else surrounding her creations was complementing them rather than taking away from them.

Like my mother, many of my clients have the “I need to do it myself” attitude and everyday they are as burnt out as my mother on Christmas Eve. Ready to topple over but searching hard for the energy to pick up the pieces and do it all over again tomorrow. Their version of the dinner menu is whatever they had time to get onto the table before their guests arrived. Their natural process interrupted by annoying side items that need to get done in order to have a finished dinner. Luckily, holidays aren’t a daily thing so my mother gets a break from that stress but when it’s your business you end up repeating this pattern daily.

What interrupts your genius’ process? What would happen if you cleared your day of most of those interruptions? How much more could you get done and how much better would you feel at the end of the day?

Are there any areas you or your clients can use an upgrade, but you just don’t have the time to create? What would happen if you took your business to the next level? Could that equal more clients and more income?

It’s time to give thanks…to your clients too.

Here we are, the week of Thanksgiving. This usually means a warm delicious family dinner, the start of the holiday craze, and setting some time to give thanks; at least I hope you do.

Last year on Thanksgiving, my nephews wanted to go around the table and hear what everyone was thankful for and we each expressed how we were thankful for where we were, for the wonderful people we were surrounded by, and of course, for the wonderful food (thanks mom!).

This is such an important thing that we should take the time out to do regularly, but a lot of us forget to stop and really express our gratitude in meaningful ways, both within business and outside of it. Sure when someone serves us or holds a door for us we may automatically say “thank you” (not that these small gestures are not appreciated); however, how many times do we go out of our way to find a meaningful way to thank the special people who really affect our lives and businesses? This can include our team, our biggest influencers, and our clients.

Thank you gift ideas

Whether it be as small as a handwritten thank you card for a referral, a bouquet of flowers for their most recent accomplishment, or a gift basket filled with yummy treats or fresh fruit, an act of generosity is always appreciated.

There are so many ways we can show our gratitude and honestly, what would our business be without these people?

Plus, not only is it a sweet gesture, it also helps you stand out and be remembered.

Need some ideas? Here are a few to get you started.

Gift baskets
These are usually a good choice and come in lots of varieties that can satisfy almost anyone. It also comes in handy if you’re mailing it to a larger client with a whole in-office team to share with.
1-800-baskets is a good place to start, here’s a current deal on some great options:
Save 35% on select holiday gift baskets for as low as $12.99 from 1800Baskets.com! Use code: GIFTS35 (Offer ends 12/2/2014)

A gift that gives all year “…Of The Month Club”
Like the cheese of the month club, cupcake of the month club, wine of the month club or fruit of the month club.
Like Harry & Davids fruit of the month club (50% off select items for Black Friday, perfect time to buy)

A journal
Here are some journals from Amazon for example
You can look up journals + your clients favorite color or with an inspirational saying to keep them inspired.

A gift to charity
You can choose a charity that is really important to your client (this is also a wonderful option if you are sending a sympathy card or if your client is really passionate about a specific cause).
One of my favorite ways to give a gift to charity (other than the next option listed) is http://www.charitygiftcertificates.org/ where the receiver can choose which charity your money goes to.

A gift to charity WITH a tangible gift for your client as well
I love things that serve two purposes. So having a gift that serves a greater purpose as well as being a nice gift in itself, is one of my favorite ways to go when gift giving.
And one of my absolute favorite ways to do this is by gifting a oneHOPE wine because 50% of their profits go to various charities (each varietal has its own associated charities, from breast cancer to the troops, to animal adoption, or child hunger). They offer wines by the bottle, case, or even as a themed gift set. You can see it all right here on my own store front (they will also be having a holiday sale which I’ll be sharing soon)

Want to brainstorm specific & personalized ideas? Schedule a brainstorming session with me.

Want Holiday gifting ideas and inside information on upcoming sales? Sign up here to join our Ideas & Tips From The Holiday Workshop list, where every few days before the holidays, we will e-mail you ideas and sales.

And what about you..
How do you show gratitude to your clients?
What was the best way you’ve been thanked?