Not everyone of has 5 or 6 digits of Followers on Twitter. Not everyone has a money-making website that pays the mortgage. Not everyone is of Copyblogger status with a highly successful Blog business. And not everyone has 5,000 responsive readers to their email LIST.
And to get right down to it — I think for 95+ percent of us online, making an online living is a downright challenge. Raise your hand and say “YAY!” if you agree.
A wise internet marketer advised me a half year ago, to focus my energies on making a comfortable living, and then think about what online business model, mentor, program, system to learn and to follow online.
I’ve tried it all — online. I’ve followed the best of them. I’ve failed again and again — miserably at times. I’ve missed opportunities that were goo, followed others that were crap. And today, once again I’m turning a new leaf. I’m changing things around. And Let Me Share!
Each and everyone of us is different, but the following is what this Blog and this Online Business Here will focus on here on in the foreseeable future — especially until we start making “a comfortable living.”
…. continuing from last post.
I made the phone call. I broke the ice. I talked gently from my truth. Totally non-threatening. I made a connection, a loving connection — where it felt difficult and challenging before the call was made. I offered a solution and a set of steps I hoped we could follow to stay connected.
This of course does not always work well — the parties need to be open, timing right, and desire strong and present.
And it is work. Making a heartfelt connection, especially with a neglected relationship is tough. This is not the same as talking things over with a spouse, live-in relative, child still at home, or a best friend we see every day.
This particular technique was for a relationship with someone very close, but where years have passed — with valleys, space, hills, water passed between and filled in. And all I can do right now is thank my holy stars that all is well. And the future looks bright. (;
Amazon’s Audiobooks and Narrator Program
Tomorrow and the next and the next — I’m going to be looking closer at the Narrator program and how it dovetails so well with social marketing — one of the most in-demand skills for new graduates looking for jobs in communications.
English: The Daughters of Zelophehad. Caption: “The women are kneeling down before Moses. They are asking him for something. They are the daughters of Zelophehad. Their father is dead. They have no brothers. They are asking for a share of the land promised to the men of the Israelites. Moses will give it to them.” Illustration from the 1897 Bible Pictures and What They Teach Us: Containing 400 Illustrations from the Old and New Testaments: With brief descriptions by Charles Foster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
To protect the privacy, I will not tell who. But a person I know, loves me. Yet, communication’s been very difficult for a long time. I felt stuck and did not know how to reach this person. But instead of brooding about it (which I did actually for half a day), I became brave and made the phone call direct to this one. This was the result and how it made me feel.
I heard some gossip and figured that I was not being perceived in a positive light ……
More on this manana.
English: Picture I made for my goals article (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We all want to accomplish things in life. Maybe it’s to write a book, perfect a skill or talent, finish a college degree, get physically fit – or long range goals: become independently wealthy before the age of 36, send each one of your children to college, or be healthy all your life.
Recently, perusing through old archives of the Early to Rise e-newsletter, starting with the oldest – I’m in the June 2000 emails – I found this one post from an ETR staff member about Accomplishing All Your Goals. Here are the basic ideas of that post.
Write up a list of everything, and that includes everything, that you want to do in life. Then let it sit for a number of hours, or even all day. Next you will want to cut this big list down to 10 main goals for your life. Let this list sit for hours or a day as well.
Now take that list of 10 and cut it down again – to four main goals for your life. Be specific, but general enough to fit in all that you want.
Now these four goals are your life goals. Write them down on a piece of paper or maybe a 3 x 5 card and put the #1 goal at the top and highlight it. The is your major goal.
Convert the four goals into five-year objectives. Now, the more specific is better. Nebulous, general ideas often do not get done.
Take these five-year plans and write up one-year plans. One-year plans for monthly plans. Monthly plans for weekly plans. Weekly plans for daily plans. Whew! Huh?
OK. Do this some Saturday or Sunday afternoon when the kids and Mom are at the movies, or Dad is with his buddies.
Be sure to write up everything nice and neat and find a good place to store so your work is not lost or wasted.
The ETR writer almost guarantees success with this plan.