Sue’s Kindle Miracle – still shaking my head | SAHM Writer One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in life and business is to ban the word “can’t” from my vocabulary. Can’t is more like a decision not to find a way to get something done. “But” is a close second… as in, “I’d love to _____, but….” I’ve learned instead to say, “I’d love to _________, AND…” As in, yeah, it’s a challenge to do this thing, AND I’ll figure out a way to make it work. This just happened, and I wanted to share it with you in case you’re up for taking bold action, too. I’ve had some success in writing books and publishing them to Kindle. Most of the courses I’ve taken were the equivalent of one starving beggar telling another where to find bread… a little thrown together, to be honest. So when my friend and mentor Dan Swanson sent me an email asking if I’d gotten this one particular course, I said…. meh. But, silly me, I clicked the link and started listening to the pitch. I wanted this course. Really, really wanted it.
The Courage to Live Consciously by Steve Pavlina Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable. - Helen Keller In our day-to-day lives, the virtue of courage doesn't receive much attention. But a side effect of overemphasizing the importance of personal security in your life is that it can cause you to live reactively. No doubt there exist real dangers in life you must avoid. How many of these fears are holding you back? Have you previously convinced yourself that you aren't really afraid of anything... that there are always good and logical reasons why you don't do certain things? What Is Courage? Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon Everyone has talent.
Powerful Lessons My Mom Did Not Teach Me My mom left out a few lessons that a lot of other kids got. Certain common habits, I just never developed because nobody taught me. In the last few years I’ve become more and more interested in people, and I pay more attention to passers-by when I’m out and about. One thing that always enthralls me is seeing children learn from their parents. A wide-eyed and curious child, watching his mother’s actions and words, is a powerful sight to behold. It affects me today in ways it never had before. What the parent does in those moments, in front of her vulnerable, impressionable child, is a far-reaching act of creation. There are certain common lessons I see a lot of parents giving their kids that I now realize I missed out on. Some kids learn that they should yell and smoke cigarettes when they get upset. We don’t choose our parents. I won. A few years ago I hit a real rough spot in my life. Some people end up learning some pretty self-destructive ways to respond to troubling circumstances.
How I Left the Rat Race (And You Can Too) I'm a 20 year old college drop-out expected to make around $15,000 this month. There, I said it. I wanted to get all the ego bullsh*t out of the way so we can get onto the real content. This is not a post for me to brag, far from it. What I'm going to share with you today is a guide that my best (real life) friends have used to add hundreds of dollars per month to their income. Photo Credit My Quick, Personal Story I have been looking for ways to make money for as long as I can remember. I sat back and waited to get rich. Over the next 4 years I honed my skills, I got my name out there and I (or should I say, my website) was featured in the book DJ'ing for Dummies. In those 4 years I built so many disastrous websites that it would be nothing short of embarrassing to go back over my list and see what I created. The job that I quit, by the way, was a dream job for me. How Did I Do It? That's it. My actual income, if you haven't guessed already, all comes via the internet. My Guide Is Not
Trusted Space: Nature's Big Idea - Trusted Space "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. Many a one believes himself the master of others, and yet he is a greater slave then they. How has this change come about?" Jean Jacques Rousseau - The Opening of the Social Contract The End of the Machine AgeIn 1905, Henry Ford began to implement an idea that was to transform our world. The money price for these goods was low but the social price was high. For nearly a century, this idea worked well. But, at some time in the 1970's, something began to go wrong. Some threshold was passed in the 1970's where the ever tightening grip of central control and the ever growing scale of complexity, that had to be controlled, meant that this model hit the point of diminishing returns. Rob exaggerates? 30% of boys in school are on drugs. No one can say truthfully that allocating more money to oil exploration, to healthcare, to education, to the military has any chance of making our predicament better. But Hope is not dead! Trusted Space
Can the Query/LOI Hybrid Help You Break Into More Magazines? Should you try to break into that magazine with a quick Letter of Introduction (LOI) or a fully fleshed-out query? Sometimes, it’s best to do both. If you don’t have a lot of clips and/or experience in the topic of the magazine you want to write for, an LOI can fall flat. At the same time, I can understand why many writers are loath to spend hours or days writing up a query letter when they’re not sure they’ll score. The solution: That way, you’re showing the editor you have something to offer besides just “Hey, here I am!” So here’s how it works: (No “Dear Editor” here — get the editor’s name!) , such as: “As a freelance writer with a background in industrial psychology, I enjoyed the article on absenteeism in your May issue.” , where you reveal why you’re writing: “I researched your back issues and came up with three ideas I thought your readers would be interested in: , with eyeball-grabbing titles and one paragraph of description each. If you liked that post, you might also like:
Podcast #006 – How to Make Money Without a Job StevePavlina.com Personal Development for Smart People podcast #6 This podcast is about how to make money through multiple streams of income without actually having a job, which is something I’ve been doing for the past 13 years. This is a high-level overview of the general process and mindset involved in generating passive income streams. It would take a lot more than a 15-20 minute podcast to share all the exact implementation details. But with the right mindset, you’ll be able to figure out the details over time. Enjoy the podcast…
10 Articles That Changed My Life | LifeReboot.com It’s easy to find a well written article. It’s not always easy to find a well written article with genuine value. That’s because the Internet has nearly limitless value — you can use it to look up the correct spelling of a word, or to translate text between languages, or even figure out “what’s the name of that guy from that movie who was in that other movie?” You can also use the Internet to go shopping while at home, or do job searching while at work, or publish blog entries while on vacation. Taking it to the next level, you can use the Internet to interact with people, make new friends around the world, or research your next dating partner. What I’ve discovered to be most surprising, though, is that the Internet contains life-altering advice. Regardless of this, most people don’t think to seek it out. For this reason, I’ve compiled the following list of articles containing value so profound that they literally changed my life. #1 – Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
The 99 Best Business Books – The Personal MBA - The Personal MBA “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.” Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting MBA programs don’t have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge: you can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work. The Personal MBA features the very best business books available, based on over ten years and thousands of hours of research. So skip business school and the $150,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education own your own at very low cost by reading the best business books. This page lists all Personal MBA recommended books and resources for easy printing, bookmarking, and reference. Here are the 99 business books The Personal MBA officially recommends… click on the title of each book to read a detailed description of each book and why it’s important, or the buttons to the right for additional reviews. Read This First For Best Results... Buy the Book: Business Creation Sales