There’s a very popular, well-known analogy about the odds of success: It’s about baseball players. A baseball player that averages a .300 batting average is considered very good, if not great. That means…for every 10 times he steps up to the plate he gets a hit ‘only’ 3 times out of that 10.
Now let’s take Colonel Sanders, who created Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was a driven guy but had years of failed jobs and personal relationships. But at the age of 73, he hit it when he sold (now named) KFC for millions.
The California-based hard rock band Van Halen slugged it out in the LA club scene for years playing 6 days a week sometimes doing 6 sets a night in the mid to late 70’s. Every record label snubbed them over and over until they garnered such a huge following on their own (they started pulling in thousands to their shows) that Warner Brothers Records signed them to a recording contract. They went on the become one of the biggest selling artists in history.
But this is not about sticking out until you hit it…Continue reading
So we’re five days in to the new year. How’s the gym membership going….??
Today’s Dot Com Minute will get you caught up on some juicy tidbits of news: From Apple and their ‘battery’ concern for us, Facebook’s false flags (or something) more video data, 280 character Tweets…and weed.
Let’s do this…Continue reading
Take a minute a think about some of the great inventions/discoveries of modern man:
– The Automobile
– The Printing Press
– The Telephone
These are just a few but significant ones.
Then there is the Internet…and Social Media…Continue reading
I want to take a moment and wish everyone a Happy New Year. I also want to make clear that I’m NOT anti-new year. ‘Resetting yourself’ on the new year can be helpful if you’re prepared to follow through. But some have commented to me that my 2 posts (here and here) are putting down resolutions. I am not. What I AM trying to convey is that you don’t have to be a slave to what the calendar and the media pushes on us.
If New Year’s Resolutions help you move forward…then do it.Continue reading
When we were children (in age at least…) most of us were reassured with this very well-known statement:
“There’s no such thing as a stupid question.”
It was our elders’ way of letting us know that communication was encouraged even if we were embarrassed to ask a question.
Even if we felt it was ‘stupid’.
But for some reason, the online world is a breeding ground for stupidity. Maybe it’s because those who partake in retardassery (yes I said it so keep your PC responses in your trap) can hide behind their Chef-Boyardee covered keyboard.
So I wanted to point out some examples of plain stupid-ass questions (and my responses) you should never not only ask me, but anyone else if you want to be taken with even a modicum of seriousness about your business.
So without further A Doo Doo…Continue reading
It’s amazing how many ideas I get for content from my readers…
To those of you who email me here or on social media who send me warm compliments…thank you.
Then there’s the other side…
The internet is an interesting beast.
Everyone online seems consumed with ‘getting theirs’ ….and getting it now.
Especially the younger generation (yep, I’m getting older!). But this is hardly anything new.
But here’s a problem that I notice:Continue reading
“I need to make three thousand dollars this month…help me build a page to do that.”
This guy obviously needed to make some coin…and needed my help. What’s interesting was this was all he sent me in his email…no ‘Hello’, no ‘how are you’? Just “hey I need money help me.”
I answered him (sometimes I like to be entertained, but also I admit I wonder what makes people like this tick):Continue reading
I sat there for a second, then asked myself almost aloud…
“Did he really just say that?”
Then I answered: “Uh…what do you mean?”Continue reading
In the home-based business arena, MLM (otherwise known as Multi-Level Marketing or ‘Network Marketing’) is easily the most controversial. After Amway started in the late 50’s we’ve seen an explosion of this industry that continues to this day.
With this growth there has been so much misinformation and outright lies thrown around. What (and who) should you believe? Is it a viable business model? Is it a scam?
Let me tell you what MLM is…what it isn’t, and why I don’t (for the most part) see it as a viable business model…Continue reading