Friday, April 11, 2014

Business is an Applied Art

You cannot run a business, or anything else, on a theory.
Harold S. Geneen

Geneen has it right which is why he was a titan in the business world. He headed up ATT when it grew to its zenith. Theory doesn't win the fight against pragmatic business experience. That's why it is good to experiment and learn new business skills from doing them.

Inactivity is the big business killer. Couple it with apathy and you are dead in the water.

Every failure is a learning opportunity, every success is an earning moment.

If you don't learn you won't earn.

Be bold and muck in.


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The Afterglow of Satisfaction

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Doing easy things is, well, easy.

The real accomplishment in business comes from doing the challenging work. I have spent today sweating out a new web campaign, it has been frustrating tying everything in.

Doing the video was the hardest part! Actors make it look so easy as do newsreaders, but when it is my dearly beloved and myself (plus a recalcitrant iPad) it has a difficulty level way above normal. Keeping from laughing is a challenge, trying to speak naturally is a challenge, and the technology of course was just playing up.

Still completion brought the afterglow with it.

Go well


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Dr Kelp's Latest Quirky Find

Hi all

Just a quick message with a quirky find. I have seen a site called SheriHitz advertised quite a bit online. They had a compelling lifetime offer so I joined up. I didn't do much with it until recently when I tried out their multi-site option.

This is a feature I have not seen used before. Basically you submit your sherihitz multi link into other manual surf exchanges and you get credits when someone views the site in the new site. You get credits for unique hits but also for repeat visitors.

I have spent some time surfing there today and I have been surprised how many extra credits I am getting from this tool.

The best thing is that all surfers get paid cash for surfing. The higher your upgrade the more cash, but free members get cash as well. Where it gets interesting is that you get cash up to 6 levels down and the multiplier effect works there as well.

If you want to give it a try go to SheriHitz Signup

Kind Regards



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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Never Fear Business Fear

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller

Schuller's quote applies equally to both your business and personal lives. Playing safe will constrict your ability to succeed. Risk and Fear are necessary but you have to keep them under control.

One of the initial investors in Apple who owned 10% of the company sold his shares for $2900 because he feared the company was going to go under. In 2011 these same shares were valued at $10.1 Billion dollars. This is an extreme example of the losses that can come from fear. The best thing to do with fear is look at it straight in the eye and think what is the worse thing that could happen if I took this risk and ignored the fear. Often the potential benefits far outweigh the downside of not proceeding.

Be bold, be strong and overcome your fear. Take Action Now.


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Look out - the Future is already here

As William Gibson, who coined the term “cyberspace”, has said: “The future is already here— it is just unevenly distributed.”

You have the opportunity to apply the future now. Look for the leading edge, adopt and your present will be the future of your competitors.

There is no standing still in business, the environment is fluid and the change is continual. See this as a challenge rather than a threat.

Do something today.


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