Sunday, September 21, 2008

What Do You Want The Most & Where Are You Headed?

I found myself lately talking more to strangers, than I have been taught to do. The conversations have started in many different ways. However, I have made it a point to ask them at some point "What Do You Want The Most & Where Are You Headed?" or some variations of where they are headed and more importantly; how they PLAN to get there. The keyword truly being PLAN...... As the saying goes... "No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan"

There are many justifications or excuses we all give for failures. Harsh as it may sound, if we really stop to think and analyze it; we will all [almost all] agree that it is true. I am personally thinking about my direction in life and I am asking others the same questions because it is what is on my mind. I am writing about it today because, almost everyone I asked did not have an answer. Also, the younger ones while they did have dreams about what they want the most, they had no idea how to get there or where they are headed.

At this moment, do yourself a favor and ask yourself this question, then answer it honestly.

Q. What do I want the most, and how exactly, step by step, do I plan to get it?

If you have your answer to both sides of this question already laid out, then I am sure that your life will reflect the direction in which you are headed.

If you have no immediate answer planned out for this question, then you are also headed in the direction you are headed. If that is not what you want, then you have to take action to change the direction in which you are headed.

It is a known fact that anyone could get lucky, but lucky people are one in a million and one. SO WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF ONE MILLION???

Well, the ones with a Want/Goal are already headed in the right direction, and once they have a plan; the want starts to materialize into substance/reality.

Have a dream today and realize it 'tomorrow' with step-by-step planning.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spice Thins Up A Little: Oldest Therapy

I woke up today and I feel that I am begining to take myself a little too seriously. Then I started to remember some old sayings.

"A stich in time Saves nine"
"Laugh a little, Joke a little; get a lot better" [ok, I made this one up]

Anyway, I am sure you catch my meaning. Afterall, even the old kings of yore knew the importance of laughter. Otherwise, you will not have had very many court jesters throughout history.

I found this one I just had to share with you. Hope you like it as much as I do, my head almost fell off.....

Friday, September 5, 2008

It Is All About Freebies and Free Stuff

I was searching for something with the word free the other day and I stumbled upon this site. It ended up that it ultimately restored my faith in decency. As it turns out when they said free they really meant free, nothing like well "it has been free so far but now to go to the next level you will have to pay for this and that". No one is asking you to pay anything just to show them you are serious. I am sure you can come up with more of these weird justifications the marketers give us to part with our cash.

Do yourself a favor and pay the site a visit, see what you can use from there and enjoy something for free for a change. They are not paying me to write this post. In fact I was hoping to run a promo through them but that fell through the cracks. If you are reading this post, then I am guessing that you could use some of the tools that I found on there. In other words, you are most likely into Online marketing, looking to stay debtfree, or looking for freebies. Whatever class you fall into, PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY on frivolous claims. I am not saying that you should not spend money to make money. Rather, I am saying never spend a dime if you can get it for free. A penny saved is worth more than a penny invested.
Check it out:

In the weeks to come, I will be posting some topics on creating a budget projection for different wallets. In other words, budgeting determined by disposable savings.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Article Writing: Breaking Writer's Block

It is amazing to see how much we all still dread writing; even a simple letter or memo! When we start talking about an Essay or an Article for publication, it gets much worse. As human beings, we are prone to self doubt, the good news however is; that there is a cure for that. The cure lies in the old adage: 'Practice makes Perfect' Once, you can get past the writing of your first article, it gets easier onwards.

This article as the title suggest is about breaking writer's block. 'Writer's block' is used to describe the situation in which anyone can not seem to get themselves to write an essay of any nature. More importantly, it considers the average Internet marketer with limited funds for any kind of campaign. We all know that if you have the funds, you can hire someone to write your articles for publication by other ezines or article directories. However, if you do have the funds why bother to promote your website with article writing at all? Especially, when availability of funds allows you to run many other campaigns like Pay Per Clicks (PPCs) or Traffic Exchange (TE) campaigns to name a few. Note that the turn around time for the alternative campaigns are much less than that of an article publication particularly when there is a third party involved.

Going back to the average Joe Internet marketer with limited funds, there is a need to publish articles for syndication across other websites or on your own website to draw in traffic, increase search engine ranking, and subsequently increase sales. It is my hope that this article inspires you enough to break the barriers and get those creative juices and neurons flowing.

The truth of the matter is; it is hard for an Internet newbie (enewbie) to write Internet home business or marketing articles simply because he/she is new at it (Internet marketing). Even if the individual is a prolific writer it is hard to start churning out Internet marketing articles on the fly. That then, brings us to the ice-breaker which is: Find your comfort zone, start by writing an article on something that you are passionate about.

You can write about an hobby, family matters, health, sports, or vacation spots. If you try to do this and you still find yourself intimidated by the attempt. Then I suggest you consider writing it as a letter to a friend or family member. Go all the way at this letter-writing idea. In other words, use the form of a letter with Dear friend, I am writing to share my blah blah blah with you... And so on. This should produce a page or two on the subject that you chose to write on.

Once you are able to generate a page or two you are almost done with your first article and congratulations are in order. The next step is to now reformat your letter into an article format for eventual publication. For tips on effective Internet article writing you can view an article on that subject by Donald Nelson at or visit where you can read and learn from a large resource of published articles.

The whole idea of writing within your comfort zone is to get you to start the process of article writing. You need to follow through and publish the articles you write on your interests and hobby. There are millions of sites that would publish your materials, all you need to do is a search online with your favorite search engine. Keyword search suggestions are article submission, article publications to start you off. You can always expand the list of keywords.

Once you get your first article published, you only need to repeat the process for you next article. As you do this, it becomes second nature and you would also have gathered some Internet home business marketing experience along the way. Enough experience that you can now position yourself to start churning out Internet marketing articles on the fly. I wish you the best in your journey.