I have just finished a massive clean up of my office. Well what I am saying, I de-cluttered it. There was so much paperwork, that I had printed out over a matter of time that I really had to go through it and I ended up throwing a lot of it out. But while I was doing this I came across the skeleton of a blog that I was going to write and when I looked at it I thought why not write it now.

The thoughts were about what were the qualities you needed to become a success in any endeavor your ever attempted. Believe it or not, it really is your “mindset” but let me expand on that because not everyone understands that.Can you achieve your dreams

Your beliefs are the most powerful of forces. Henry David Thoreau puts it so well:
“What lies before us and what lies behind us
Are small matters compared to
What lies within us
And when we bring out what is within
Out into the world
Miracles happen.”

You must be committed – remember be committed not interested. YOU must be prepared to do the hard work. You must take the time to acquire the knowledge to be able to do whatever it is you want to do. Now a word of warning here, knowledge without action is useless. You have to have the inner belief in yourself that what you have conceived in your mind can be achieved. You have to set goals (a goal is only a dream with a definite time line.) If goals are not set down in writing, how do you know you are following the right path? By reviewing your goals, you can see what you have achieved and what the next step is.

What this comes down to that you are persistent and focused and that you do not stumble at any hurdle. If you come to a problem, whatever it may be, find a solution.

I remember as a child (I played the violin) being told – “practice makes perfect”. Sorry, I must not have practiced as well as I should have because I never reached the point of perfection there. But as an adult, this saying takes on a whole new meaning. The people who are successful are the people who will, if necessary, perform the same task over and over till they achieve the results they desire. No one is a success overnight –but we hear that many times, but later we hear the true story of how they have achieved their goals. There has been a lot of hard work before they were a success but one common thread, in every story like this, is they believed that they were going to achieve.

So if you have the desire to be successful, you may need help along the way. You may need to get a mentor to help you and keep you on track.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

Why is it that some people seem to succeed very easily and others seem to struggle? Do you know how to be sure that you can be a success in whatever field you chose? Setting Goals for Success

There are certain steps that are required to reach your desired level of success. The first thing required is for you to write out your goals. Now you have to look at a realistic way that you can achieve these goals. Break the goal down into manageable sections with realistic time frames to match. These rules basically apply to anything that you want to achieve in your life. You have to believe that want you want to accomplish is achievable. Your belief in yourself is paramount.

Your original goal maybe you want to lose 30 pounds. To lose this weight you have to change what you are doing at present especially in regards to what you are eating. You set yourself a time frame to achieve this. Let’s choose a period of 6 months. That means you have to lose 5 pound per month. As there are 26 weeks in 6 months your weight loss required is just over a pound per week. Now we have to take action and focus on what we want and be determined to succeed.

There is one easy way to accelerate the weight loss and that is to introduce an exercise regime into your daily life. Not only will exercise increase the weight loss but it is good for your health.

Every goal has to have some form of benefit. In the example above, you are going to be a lot healthier and feel more confident in how you look. So knowing the benefits will aid in your being successful.

So if you want to learn internet marketing, I would suggest that you write down your goals and be very realistic in what you want to achieve and by when. The best advice I could give you is to get yourself a good mentor. You would be better to pay a mentor than just buy everything that you are offered online. There are thousands of people who buy programs, software, books, courses etc who never even open them. So if you think success is eluding you, it may be that you have not written down your goals and you are not following a plan.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

One way to make your blog different to others is to include pictures or images. These images you capture on your computer are known as screen captures or screen shots. There are several free and paid programs that will allow you to get these images. There are three I have used Screenhunter, Jing and Windows Microsoft.

My favorite screen capture is Screenhunter.

capturing an image
I think there is a newer version available. To use this program, it is simply a matter of pressing “Capture Now” and then you see an x and y axis and move (where these lines cross to the top left of the area you want to capture) and move your mouse down to cover the area. Then left click and you will have you image. Then just click “Stand By” to close Screenhunter. If you want to capture a full screen, click the little radio button and then capture now.

One tip that you will need to know when you click “Stand By” it closes down but the next time you click on the short cut, it will move on the task bar to the right of any programs or documents you have open.

The second one is Jing. There is a free and paid version of Jing. I actually prefer this to create videos. There is an instructional video available on Jing showing how to use the program.

I believe that everyone would be familiar with the Windows Microsoft. With Windows Microsoft you capture an image and then you paste it in the document where you want it to go. You can either capture a single image or the full screen. To capture the image use the PRTSC or PRTSCN key. This varies from keyboard to keyboard but it is usually around the same area.

capture an image

To choose between an image or full screen follow these instructions.

Press the print screen key and a capture box will appear and then highlight the area you require and you will capture the highlighted area. Then just copy and paste and put the image where you want it.

There are other programs available but I like Screenhunter.

Create A Powerful Article Marketing Campaign

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Create a  Powerful Article Marketing CampaignCreate a powerful article marketing campaign and gain more from your articles and your marketing efforts.

Do not flood article indexes with numerous copies of a single article. There are countless article indexes to use with your article marketing strategy. It can be tempting to use the same article multiple times to many indexes. Search engines are also aware of this technique and will penalize your article with a lower ranking. Although Google allows duplicate copy, the penalty is that the article will only be ranked once.

Your article content must provide information that is pertinent to your keywords. There should be a connection between everything in your article, links and keywords. Search engines can tell when an article isn’t what they are indexing.

Your skill level is what determines your success you enjoy a marketer. This typically results in lower quality work. Don’t try to do something if you can do it correctly.

You have to use SEO and other marketing as a whole if you expect to be a great article marketer. Be certain to learn about SEO to boost your article rankings higher. You can’t just throw up articles and expect them to do well. You need a direct approach and a goal in mind.

A desired product will make people want to read articles about it.

You can promote one article through another article. Include links to earlier articles if they are relevant to the subject matter. This is an acceptable practice providing that you give advice or provide helpful information. Do not be shy about praising all of your customers. Always read the terms of service of each article directory because different directories can have different TOS.

Don’t put too many keywords into your headline. Article marketing is a fine balance between keywords and keywords. Headlines should be intriguing to your readers’ attention. Make sure the headline is something a person would like to read and that your article by creating an interesting headline.

Use the top article directories. Then change your article and submit it somewhere else.

Make sure you use the relevant keywords in your article but only allow for about 3-5% density. This will also pertain to your headlines and also your meta descriptions.

One article marketing strategy that you should definitely utilize is publishing collections of your past articles. Collect them and publish them in an eBook. Use the eBook as a no-cost resource that you can give to customers when they sign up for your email newsletters.

You must know how to publicize your articles. To receive more traffic, you should submit each of your marketing articles to multiple directories.

Don’t talk about yourself in your articles. A good piece will do it for you.

Always check to ensure that your articles are formatted to standard. Always read what the formatting requirements are for each service or directory prior to submitting your article.

A good article marketing tip is to research your keywords thoroughly. Keywords drive traffic and using the right ones will get you more readers.

Hopefully, you will be able to put the aforementioned suggestions to good use. Your focus should be on at least keeping up with the competition by continually working on your marketing strategy. You may even be able to gain the edge over your competition. Let me know if this information is helpful to you.

To YOUR success

 

Most people are looking for ways to improve their lives in many different ways. Some are looking at personal development while others want to get further education and gain a better career. If you need to improve your skills why not do a course. If you are an internet marketer and need help, you might like to try the List Driven Profits Workshop.Improve your Life

Choose one aspect that you want to improve and put your effort into that. You stand a better chance of making real progress by focusing on a single issue, even if there are others you also want to address. Also, by limiting your focus to one, you allow the change to adjust your personality and become a part of your character. Old habits are hard to break unless you do so slowly and deliberately or replace them with a new habit.

Do not shop because you are bored. Replace shopping with a hobby or a sport. Shopping for comfort can quickly become very expensive, and the bills will add to your stress. Same thing applies to food – do not just eat because you are bored. This will only cause you unhappiness if you start putting on weight.

The key to personal development is being good to your body. Listen to the signals your body sends you: tiredness, hunger, pain or discomfort. Respond right away to them, for the sake of your health. Once you do this, your body will be better able to aid you for the long term. If you disregard your body’s intelligence, you might find in the future that it will not be able to take care of you.

A healthy and positive attitude is the foundation of personal growth. If you do not have a good attitude you will never get as far as you could have. Focus on a positive outlook instead, knowing that this will work for you, and not against you, in achieving your goals.

You have to take action now and do not procrastinate. You can have lots of ideas but make a plan what you want to achieve and put that plan into action. Everything depends on you but that does not mean that you cannot ask for help. Always ask and there will always be someone prepared to help if they can see you are putting in the effort.

Picture how your life is right now and where you want it to be in the future. See your shortcomings. This attitude will help you get started on your journey to improve yourself. If you are unable to recognize this need, you will not be effective in developing yourself to your highest potential.

A useful personal development tip is that you always cherish the things you believe are most valuable. Therefore, see to it that you value the best things in all aspects of your life.

Try to make the most of your time at work and get more done. Take breaks regularly to stay focused on what you need to work on. This may seem wrong, but the truth is that more breaks give you a chance to relax and recharge yourself; when you return to the work at hand, you can be more focused and get many things accomplished.

If you experience anxiety in social situations, ask a friend to join you at the movie theater. Movies are wonderful ways to socialize without feeling like you have to carry on a conversation. This will also help you get used to crowds.

Even when you’re unhappy with your life, it can be hard to find the motivation to change. I have given you some suggestions that can assist you in getting started, but do keep in mind that your dedicated effort is still required. Put some of these ideas into practice and you will see a major shift in your life.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald