Do these things for real business results

Do you have high hopes of where you want to take your business? Are you trying to increase both your income & impact? Do you not know what daily actions you should be doing to get where you want to go?

In this blog post, I hope to give you tangible advice on how you can get real business results.


Before we start, it’s important you know that…

More of The Right Effort = More of The Best Results

If you aren’t seeing the success in your business that you would like, one reason for that is because it’s a reflection of the wrong efforts you’ve been putting in.

There are specific daily grinds, quality outputs, actionable steps that will ACTUALLY create momentum towards the business results you’re looking for because…⁣

1.) you are consistent with them ⁣

AND⁣

2.) they actually LINEUP with your vision⁣

Far too many entrepreneurs focus on what’s easy.

📍 Reading all the books – easy.
👉 Listening to the podcasts – easy.
📍 Joining more groups – easy.
👉 Watching training videos – easy.

📍 Making knock it out lists – easy.

None of this is going to get you real results in your business!

Read all the books or listen to all the podcasts you’d like, because they do serve a great purpose, but ask yourself what ACTION are you taking from what you’ve been consuming?

Implementation is what will separate a successful business from the wannabes!

You have to DO the hard work that will create real results.

Here is what I would encourage you to start doing…

✔️ Write & Post Content

– Every day wake up & share a message with the world!

✔️ Engage in Facebook Groups

– Become the go-to expert about your niche. Show people that you are leader & want to serve them!

✔️ Generate New Leads

– Keep growing your impact, which will in return grow your income.

✔️ Film & Post Videos

– Video is how you build a strong know, like & trust factor with your community.

✔️ Sell Products or Book Clients

– A business needs to generate revenue for sustainable success. Time needs to be set aside every day for money making activities!

I hope this blog post inspires you to continue building a life & business you love.

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

Three things a powerful entrepreneur does

An entrepreneur can be technically defined as, “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.” – Merriam Webster 

I believe & have seen that entrepreneurs are so much more than that casual definition.

When I hear “entrepreneur,” my mind instantly thinks of…

Achiever. Innovator. Creative. World Changer. Hard Work. Determination. Results. Service. Finances. Leader.


What words come to your mind?

You see, entrepreneurs are not employees.

We do not have the same mindset, lifestyle or desires as a 9-to-5 employee.

We want to achieve big things. We have a desire to create. We want to better the world around us.

Most entrepreneurs have an admirable work ethic because they are so passionate and believe in the work they are doing.

Entrepreneurs want to see tangible results, serve others well & be a leader in their industry.

In this blog post, I want to share with you 3 things that all powerful entrepreneurs have in common.

If you desire to start or grow a business & lifestyle that you love, this will help you lay a rock solid foundation to build off of.

Or, if you are an employee & you want to embrace attributes of an entrepreneur in order to level-up in the work you do, this is also for you!

1.) Powerful entrepreneurs are passionate.

– Loving the work you do & how it’s improving the world will be what wakes you up in the morning & motivates you to put in the hard work to get your results. You must have a passion for the products or services that you are creating for other people to experience! People are attracted to passion. Let the world see it!

2.) Powerful entrepreneurs take uncomfortable risks

– You must say yes to getting outside of your comfort zone consistently. Whether that’s by attending a networking event in your community, testing a new marketing idea, elevator pitching your business or launching something brand new – you will learn the most valuable lessons when you are in un-chartered waters.

3.) Powerful entrepreneurs are always leveling-up

– Invest into the business owner of your dreams. What type of man or woman do you want to live & work as? Invest into yourself by taking care of your physical health. Read personal growth books. Attend leadership conferences. Hire a coach. Take time off. Can’t elevate yourself if you don’t take care of yourself.

What else would you add to this list of what a powerful entrepreneur does? Let me know in the comments below and feel free to share this post on Facebook with your other ambitious friends!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

Get people to watch your videos by doing this…

1.) Use clear & compelling titles & captions

– Convince your ideal customer or client that your video is worth watching because they will get (X, Y, Z) from the content. In your TITLE – tell a potential viewer what content you will be covering & make it sound enticing!

Let’s say you’re in real estate. A video title for a LIVE stream or YouTube video could be…

– Where the real estate market is going in 2020

– I sold X number of homes this year. Here’s how…

– Do you want to move to a new home?

Then in your caption…

– Prepare for the highs & lows of the industry this year

– If you want to increase the number of clients you deliver results for, try what I’ve done

– Is it time for your family to down size or upgrade? Find out now.

2.) Choose thumbnails that you would click on

– It’s always valuable to put yourself in your client or customers shoes to get a different perspective. If you were searching on YouTube for a specific topic & came across the thumbnail that you’ve designed – would you feel compelled to actually watch the content? Does the thumbnail POP on the search page with all the other results?

And a bonus question, does your thumbnail relate to your branding message? Is your biz logo on it? Do the colors & fonts match the vibes that you’re going for & the environment you’re trying to create for your clients/customers?

3.) Get to the point

– You’ve probably heard this before, people have the attention span of a goldfish. We have places to be & things to do! When people are on social media scrolling or looking up information on YouTube and come across your video, are they going to be bored within seconds of your content? Or are you starting it off with something powerful & engaging? Don’t drag on your intro & greeting (something I need to work on!), instead get to the actual content. That’s what they want!

4.) Be intentional about the quality

– The visual & audio quality of your video can honestly make or break the viewship of your content. It’s one thing to make do with what you have when you’re first trying things out, but once you’re committed & want to grow – it’s time you have a professional setup. Fixing your video quality could honestly be as simple as adjusting the lighting or moving to another room in your house, stopping the dryer in the background or putting the kids down for a nap! Make little adjustments here and there and watch the professionalism increase!

5.) Mix it up

– Let’s say you’ve been doing LIVE streams or YouTube videos for awhile now. Maybe it’s time to give your audience something different! What new content could you create? Ask them what they would like to see next! Could you change up the location of where you usually film? Maybe design a new office background or switch rooms in the house. Switch from desktop to mobile! Do you tend to wear the same thing? Try a new outfit! Bring on a guest. Give your community something different to consume!

What kind of video are you going to film for your business today? Which tip are you going to focus on applying?
Let me know in the comments below.

Go create a life & business that you love.

Your friend,
Madyson Greene 

How to run a successful social media giveaway

If you are looking for a creative way to boost your brand’s awareness & credibility and gather new followers or leads, a social media giveaway could be the next best step for your business.

In this blog post, you will find out how you can run your first successful social media giveaway.

I love giveaways because it’s such a smart marketing move. It allows you to advertise who you are & what you do without sounding very salesy or spamsy!

Here is what we need to do for our first social media giveaway.

1.) Decide on a desired outcome

– What is your end goal with the giveaway? Are you trying to get a certain amount of new followers? Spread brand awareness? Grow engagement rates? Get people on your email list? Promote something new?

2.) Pick your platform(s)

– Do you want to run this giveaway on Facebook or Instagram? How about both? Will you have one winner no matter how many platforms you use or a giveaway per platform you utilize? Decide where the giveaway is going to be hosted!

3.) Research said platform(s) rules about giveaways

– For example, on Facebook you are suppose to specify that they are not endorsing your giveaway. I will link to where you can find out this important information for both FB & IG.

Facebook giveaway info.

Instagram giveaway info.

4.) Decide on what you’re going to giveaway & how someone will receive said thing(s)

– What is someone going to win? Are they entering for a chance to win a free copy of your book? A $20 giftcard? A free session? A gift box? Once you decide on the what, you need to focus on the how. Are you mailing these things to them? Are you sending the money through PayPal? How are you scheduling that free session? It’s so important to know this before you put out information about your giveaway!

5.) Pick your start & end dates

– How long does your giveaway go for? Can people enter for only 24 hours? Will you keep this giveaway running for the full work week? You’ll need to choose when you are going to pick the winner.

6.) Decide on giveaway requirements

– What does somebody need to do for an “entry” in your giveaway? Do they tag 3 friends in the comments? Share it to their Facebook timeline? Post it on their stories? Comment something specifically? Answer a question? Sign up for your email list?

7.) Create graphics for giveaway announcement

– Film a short video, take a photo or design a graphic that you will post to announce the giveaway. Be sure that the caption includes all of the previous information we have talked about above!

Okay, now that you have this powerful advice on making sure your business giveaway is a super fun success – be sure to take fast action & execute on setting yours up!

Let me know in the comments below what you thought of this blog post.

You can also share it on Facebook for any of your entrepreneurial friends to read!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

How to make your business stand out in a saturated industry

If you’re reading this blog post than you want to be the needle in a haystack. You want to be the ruby slipper. The icing on the cake. The business everyone wants to find & be connected with because it’s unique, it’s the best of the best and it provides real, tangible results as a product or service!

I want to share with you three pieces of advice on how we can make our businesses stand out in saturated industries. Because it’s true, there are toonnnsss of photographers, real estate agents, graphic designers, coaches (ex…) but YOU are the determining, bright & shiny factor that can take your business to the next level, regardless of what industry you’re in. No one sells homes like you do. No one can motivate people like you can. No one can take pictures like you can. No one designs just like you. Use it to your advantage!

How you can stand out in a saturated industry…

1.) Care about your community.

  • No matter if your community is less than 100 people or 10,000 people – you need to over deliver on value. Exceed their expectations of what a business will do for them! I heard a great point the other day about how if you can’t manage $5,000 well what makes you think you can manage $50,000 even better? Same idea with our community. If we can’t serve & impress the 100 people we have, how would having 10,000 solve that problem? Show genuine care for the people in your community. Teach them, love them, give to them & impress them by being the best in customer service & genuine connection.

2.) Be a real human.

  • Yes, it’s important that you make it very clear that you are the expert in your industry. You want your people to trust you as the go-to authority figure that they should 100% go to in your line of work. However, we also need to build a know, like & trust factor on who you are behind-the-scenes. Aside from your professional life, who are you? Do you have a family? Do you love working out? Is dance your thing? Do you have pets? Use these personal things to build a bond with your community. Let them see who you are outside of work! Be real with them.

3.) Do what your competition isn’t doing

  • Most people will tell you to look at the successful and imitate what they’re doing because success leaves clues. I do agree! BUT, look at someone who’s around the exact same level in your industry. How can you stay ahead of them? Because the people are are running at the same pace as you, they are your competition. What content are they not putting out? What are they missing in their sales strategy? What books aren’t they reading? What topics aren’t they teaching on? Who aren’t they talking to? Fill in the holes of what they aren’t doing in their business & make sure you get it done & do it well before they have a chance to!

Be sure to comment below if you found this helpful and feel free to share with your business friends on Facebook!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

How to recharge as a busy, ambitious entrepreneur

Are you feeling burnt-out and unmotivated? Do you feel stuck and deep in chaos?

No one said entrepreneurship is easy! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

I know that you’re an ambitious entrepreneur who’s busy building a life and business that you love.

We all have hard days & rough seasons. You are so not the only entrepreneur experiencing highs & lows!

This picture below is the perfect example of what you may be feeling today.

In this blog post, I want to share with you five ideas of how you can step away & take time for yourself to recharge & get centered so that you can get back up & pursue your life & business goals again with a fresh state of mind.

Idea One: Make a Knock-It-Out list

– Forget the “to do” list. Shift your focus from what you have to do, to what you get to do. It’s time to brain dump! Put all of your thoughts out on paper so you can visually see what you want to accomplish, both personally & professionally! Once you have it all written out, divide up how you are going to get those tasks done! Hour by hour, day by day, task by task.

Idea Two: Meditate & Visualize

– You might be feeling overwhelmed or unmotivated because you’ve lost connection with your purpose & your goals. I would encourage you to visualize! Whether that’s by writing down your goals on paper or creating a new vision board – allow yourself to remember why you started your business & why you’re working so hard in the first place. You could also put on a follow-along meditation recording and spend half an hour on your own in peace creating more clarity and removing a lot of stress from your internal environment.

Idea Three: Talk to your people

– Speak it out loud! Honestly, our minds like to play tricks on us and we might be overcomplicating simple things! Go talk to your spouse, a close friend, your coach or even a counselor and let them in on what you’re feeling & struggling with. They can offer an outside perspective & helpful advice. Invite them in on the hard part of being an entrepreneur!

Idea Four: Go do something fun!

– You & your business will be totally fine if you step away from the laptop for the afternoon & choose to go spend time with your family or grab lunch with your friends. I would even encourage you to go do an activity that’s FUN. Do you love dance or working out? Go to a new class! Are you a movie fanatic? Go see a movie! Sometimes we need to step away & we can come back feeling recharged & ready to go again.

Idea Five: Take a nap & eat a snack

– Do not underestimate the power of these two things! Your body might be telling you that it needs to take a quick break. Go grab your favorite snack & then take a thirty minute power nap. Wake up, drink some water & start taking fast action on your knock-it-out list for the day.

You’ve got this!

Were these ideas super helpful for you? Which idea stands out to you? Let me know in the comment below. I encourage you to take some time and do it today. You’ll be surprised how it can help you get back on track!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

How to write the best social media captions for your business

It’s not really a question if your business needs to be on social media in 2020. It should be a given!

I mean, do you want to build awareness, credibility and increase revenue? I would certainly hope so and social media can help you accomplish each of those goals.

In this blog post, I am going to share with you how you can write the best social media captions for your business.

Business branding, writing captions, taking photo and creating designs is all becoming an art! You have to know how to do it well! The better you are, the higher your chances are of building a successful online business.

Let’s see how we can improve our social media captions…

1.) Know who you’re talking to

– Social media can seem all about the photographs & designs, but you have to get a voice to the visual! You want to build the know, like & trust factor with your audience. Share your message with them! With each post, think about your community. The clients who work with you, the customers who’ve bought from you.

Les Brown has said, “never let what you want to say, get in the way of what your audience needs to hear.”
What message does your ideal customer or client need to hear today? How can you best show up & serve them?

2.) Put the most important or compelling words first

– 2,200 words is the max for an IG caption. After the first three sentences of a caption, your people will need to hit the “more” button to continue reading your content. How can you make them want to read more? How can you keep them engaged with the content that you are producing?

You might have noticed that “micro-blogging” has become extremely popular on social media, especially IG. This is where you write several different paragraphs for one social media caption and you’re sharing advice, telling a story, sharing a perspective or teaching something valuable.

You could start off a caption with…

“3 ways to stop your back pain..”

“How you can be a better leader…”

“Want to know my secret to success?…”

These compelling words will hopefully make your ideal customer/client click “more” & read your content!

3.) Use a call-to-action

– After you’ve given your audience value, you can ask for something back. What were you trying to accomplish with your social media post in the first place? Did you want somebody to book you for a call? Do you want them to go read your blog or watch a video you made? Encourage your audience to do something after reading your content!

“Click the link in my bio to watch my new training video.”

“Sign up through the link in my bio”

“Learn the other tips on my blog. Link in bio.”

“Comment below what you learned from this”

“Tag two friends below”

4.) Use “IG Line Break”

– If you’re going to write a lengthy caption to tell a story, teach something or share a perspective – aka “micro-blog,” you’ll want to break up your caption into different sections. This makes it 80x easier for somebody to read & follow along with! If your captions looks to “length” like it’ll take to long to read, people will scroll on by.

I like to use this software (it’s free!) to break up my paragraphs and have it neatly written & ready to paste as a social media caption.

5.) Include relevant hashtags

– You can use up to 30 different hashtags on Instagram. I like to use as many as possible because of how valuable they are! Make sure that you use ones that are relevant to the content you posted or who you are & what you do.

For example, if you’re a real estate agent try using…

#realestate #realestateagent #realtor #agent #homes #selling #sold #families #moving #movingday

I hope this post is extremely helpful when it comes to building a business that you love!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

How to make a professional Gmail signature

Are you working towards making your brand or business an extra level of credible, professional and personable?

Earlier this week while I was corresponding with an upcoming DropMock podcast special guest, I realized the end of her emails ended with a professional headshot & links to her website and social media profiles.

It looked amazing so I decided to create my own Gmail email signature as well!

In this blog post, I am going to show you the simple steps for how I did it. If this has been on your mind to do for awhile, take fast action because it’s pretty easy to set up but truly looks fantastic!

Step 1: Open up your Gmail inbox

Step 2: Look in the top righthand corner for the gear icon

Step 3: Click on settings

Step 4: Stay in the general tab & scroll down close to the end of the page

Step 5: Find the area that says “signature”

Step 6: Make sure you’ve selected “signature” instead of the “no signature” option

Step 7: Use the center text box to create a unique, professional signature

Step 8: You can add a headshot, text and even clickable links

Step 9: Scroll to the bottom of the same page and click on “save changes”

Step 10: Compose a new email to test what your signature looks like

Here are a few helpful tips that I would like to mention…

1.) Make your signature photograph consistent with your brand! Whatever photo you use on social media would be a best option for this!

2.) Don’t include more than two clickable links. These links will turn bright blue & it won’t look as professional the more you have in your signature.

3.) I wouldn’t advise putting all of your social media links in the signature. An example of this would be, soundcloud.com/sallysuepodcast, instagram.com/sallysue, facebook.com/sallysue. Choose only one or two that you want to focus on! There’s just not enough space for every single link! I chose to include my website my Instagram username.

I hope this blog post is super helpful & that you’re able to create a unique signature that fits your brand or business!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

Five Live-Stream Content Ideas

Are you running out of creative content ideas for your Facebook or Instagram LIVE videos?

In this blog post, we are giving you five fresh topic ideas for your next live stream.

Time to get out of that creative rut!

Content Idea One: Promote your product or service with a client testimonial or special guest

– If you want to change up how you promote, share a client review or even better, bring on a past client or customer who can talk all about your product or service and the experience they had with your business!

Content Idea Two: Recommend books or podcasts that your audience should check out

– Take a few minutes and share with your audience what you’ve been reading or listening to! This is a personal way to build connection! Even better, you can tie in that they should buy your book or listen to your podcast!

Content Idea Three: Share a valuable life building lesson

– What has life or business been teaching you lately? Do you remember a lesson from your childhood that could inspire your audience? Build that know, like & trust factor by sharing something that’s special to the man or woman that you’ve become!

Content Idea Four: Tell them your best tips on a specific topic

– What topic do you know quite a bit about? What topic have you recently learned something on? Share about it with your community! How can you relate it back to your brand or business?

Content Idea Five: Show a trial or tutorial

– Can you show your audience how to use one of your products or how to book one of your services? It’s been shown that people are more likely to buy a product if it’s recommended by a friend or if they’ve seen a video all about it! Show off, it’s powerful!

Feeling inspired again?

Now quiet on the set because you’re going live!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene

An epic 2020 personal development reading list

Hey friends!

Welcome to the New Year. Happy 2020!

Jamie & I have loved seeing your comments about your 2020 theme words! It’s so cool to see the DropMock community declaring what they want their life & business to look like this year!

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve chosen the word “experience” & Jamie has chosen “elevate!”

In this blog post, I wanted to share with you my 2020 reading list. These are the books I want to read during the first half of this year!

Currently, I’m reading….“Can’t Hurt Me” and I have never felt so many emotions through reading before. It’s been a really unique experience and I haven’t been able to put it down! It’s intense but extremely inspiring & equipping.

The other books I’m excited to read in 2020 are…

1.) The Big Leap By: Gay Hendricks

2.) The Psychology Of Winning By: Denis Waitley

3.) The Underdog Advantage By: Dean Graziosi

4.) Atomic Habits By: James Clear

5.) The Slight Edge By: Jeff Olson

6.) The 4-Hour Work Week By: Tim Ferriss

7.) Get Out Of Your Own Way By: Dave Hollis

That’s my current 2020 reading list. I’m sure it’ll continue to grow!

What’s on your reading list for the year? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Your friend,
Madyson Greene