God works in mysterious ways – another example to share

God works in Mysterious WaysWe had such thunder and lighting last nite and I turned off my computer (did not unplug it and you should do that when it’s lighting) anyway when I got up I didn’t have any internet access and so here I set wide awake (well kinda wide awake) and no internet – so what does a person do – I call support at my provider and they put in a ticket for them to come out and check it out.  In the meantime, I started cleaning as I am having another open house Saturday as the people that have given me an offer it’s pending selling their place.  So my realtor was thinking another open house might get me another offer which would either be cash or pre-approved loan already.

So I got lot more stuff out to the garage sale and while sitting there waiting for it to stop raining, was feeling sorry for myself about my internet was down.  Well like I said couple hours later the provider showed up and then brought his laptop in and plugged the wire into it and it worked – well I was shocked.  So he did some testing in Dos and was satisfied that there was nothing wrong with my internet service.  To my surprise he said your internet card must have went.

Again so shocked that he said that – and I said this computer is not even a year old yet (the positive out of all this – it is still under warranty yeahhhhhhhhhh well put a call into my local computer guy and then went about my day and got the garage sale open.  To my surprise it stopped raining, cleared up and was an awesome fall day here.  Still worrying about my computer, I got to thinking God what am I going to do if he don’t have a card in stock, what if being an all in one that it has to get sent in to get worked on – what am I going to do.

See I do have a plan B but my plan B was on it’s way to California as my boyfriend’s computer died and he is using mine for right now.  Well as the day went on a guy stopped and we chatted some and he said I really don’t know why I stopped – as I love going to garage sales but I am getting ready to sell my house and move to Madison and don’t really need to be buying more stuff.  Well we kept chatting and told him that I was also downsizing as I have discoverer that I really don’t need this big of a place as I live in my office because of me working online.

He say – oh and what do you do and you know me I love to talk about what I do and after telling him all about it I told him about what I did – then told him about what had happen this morning and he said hmmmm something just don’t sound right and wanted to know if I had done a system restore.  Told him no and he said let’s go try it.  So we went in the house and being that he had always wanted to work on the type of computer that I had – I let him proceed.  Well the system did a restore and I was back.

Customers came to my sale so as we were walking back out – he said well I don’t know why I stopped really but glad I did and I said I know why you stopped – God sent you here.  God wors in mysterious ways – if you don’t believe I’m sorry but I believe as this is just one of the many examples that I have seen Him work and I’m so blessed.

Are you making the right choices?

In the movie, “The Renaissance Man,” Danny De Vito’s character makes a profound statement…“The choices we make dictate the lives we lead.”
To paraphrase…“Where you are today is the result of all the choices and actions that you have made in your life.”

making the right decisionI ran across this today and thought wow this would make a great blog post and so here I am writing because  this runs thru my head daily- maybe yours too – are you making the right choices?

People tend to blame a lack of success in life or the event in their life on “bad luck” or “poor timing” or other people. And yes, at times, that can be accurate. A heck of a lot of factors beyond our control can blindside us. In the long run, however, as long as we persist in our efforts, these factors tend to even out and De Vito’s statement remains valid.

With the economy as it is today and so many people losing their jobs, gas prices skyrocketing, and going to the grocery store is crazy these days – how is a person not blame what is going on and all the circumstances around us – well you can if you want – and whine just like most out there or you can really take a closer look at your life.  If you dwell on the issue and don’t move on and find a solution you will stay stuck – so I’m going to give you an example in my own life.

As most of you know I have been self-employed for many years and have had to pay for my own health insurance.  When I got divorced six years ago – my payments were $600.00 a month and have been paying that with increases thru out the years and just got notice the other day that it was going up again – this increase would put it to $702.00 per month and that is when I finally said enough is enough.  So where did that decision leave me – without insurance yes- like so many people in the country.

BUT did I let that get me down, did I whin about it, did my life stop because of it and was it the right choice – well for me at this time the answer is yes it was the right choice.  See I believe that God has a plan for each and everyone of us and sometimes we need to pay closer attention.  See I was trying to stay in control of my life instead of letting God lead me and listen to Him I let myself get in the way and tried to do things how I thought they should be done.  So the moral to this story is that I found different health insurance and it’s only costing me $85.00/month and I have to say that I have been blessed.

If  you don’t think that the power of prayer works then I feel sorry for you.  I normally keep my faith and religion out of my business BUT with the way things are today and all the stories that I hear online and even offline – I just felt it was time to speak up.  When I ask you “are you making the right choices?”  I hope that you are relying on your faith in God to get you thru – he is there for you and yea maybe the solution to your problems that you are having is NOT what you had pictured BUT there is a solution if you will just let Him guide you.

Last but not least – are you making the right choices with your business – are you taking it serious – are you just chasing the money – are you taking action or do spend your time online in chat rooms keeping up with the latest gossip – are you out there helping others???????  I personally found that my life online sure turned around when I started getting serious about my business, when I started helping others, when I stopped chasing the money – joining the hottest new thing out there, when I started keeping my appearances in the chat room to a minimum, and when I started to use that time more wisely and wrote more blog posts instead, doing more with what I already was a member of, started learning places to meet other business owners, etc.

This is all working for me and each and everyone of you will have choices that will be suited to YOU and your life – just keep asking yourself “Are YOU making the right choices?”

Simple Ways To Succeed At Online Marketing

Many businesses have turned to Internet marketing as their preferred marketing method. It has never been easier to market your business using the Internet, as you can utilize everything from electronic newsletters to static websites. Look at this article to find out how you can use Internet marketing to your advantage.

You can cultivate some extra traffic by using subtle advertisements that will link readers to a page that tells them more about your product. Just make sure you use appropriate text around the ad that does entice them to click on the ad, so they also know where they are being taken to. This way, your ad won’t even look like one.

You can always market your site as a place for social conversation instead of it being a business. You can have more site traffic if people are communicating with others! By using this technique visitor will want to visit often. Providing free graphics for people to use on their own websites will increase your visibility and give you free advertising.

Choosing the right niche for marketing your particular product is crucial. Someone who collects Star Wars action figures isn’t going to be interested in baseball cards. It just becomes easier to sell a product or service you are passionate about, as opposed to anything else. Know who your target audience is.

Integrate social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter into your Internet marketing efforts. The beauty of social media is that it allows you to maintain close connections with customers, making it simple to keep them updated on upcoming promotions or launches. Although, it is always best to manage how you interact with the customers because you don’t want to always be advertising something in all your comments. Rather, provide posts that are informative and witty, with a little bit of sales lingo scattered here and there.

Producing online videos that include tags can help your online marketing campaign succeed. You should also add a link to your site in the video’s description. This can increase your site traffic!

The look and feel of your site, as well as the ease of use, are important factors in making your customers feel like they are shopping in a store. Regularly test your ads, links, graphics, and checkout system for problems that may inconvenience site visitors. Costumers will leave if your site is not working properly.

Your CRM or “customer relationship management” is a useful database to help you assess and create marketing success. You can use this to see the purchasing habits of all your customers. You can use this to customize each communication with the customer that shows only things that they might be interested which helps them to purchase additional items.

questionsYou do not have to make internet marketing complicated or confusing. Apply one of the many tips you learned today towards building success for your site. Most consumers like getting information through the Internet these days, which is why Internet marketing is ideal for expanding your business.

Believe me I have been here and done that and I know the times that you just want to give up because it don’t seem that things are working.  Over time I have found that when I’m doubting myself then it’s time to Google yourself – see what others are seeing – is that what you want them to see and if not change it.  After all your business is YOU – it’s you that will make it or it’s you that will not – it’s your decision – don’t blame someone else.

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.~ Lou Holtz

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something you only do it when it’s convenient, when you’re committed you take no excuses only results.” Author Unknown

“Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times” (Napoleon Hill)

Michael Jordan. He says : I’ve missed over 9000 shots, I’ve lost hundreds of games and 23 times was i suppose to win with the last shot. And that is the experience that makes me legendary
Everyone who got where he is, had to begin from where he was.

Happy Mother’s Day – Remembering My Moms

I have been lucky to have had 2 moms in my life – one was my birth mom and the other God gave me thru my last marriage.  This will be the first Mother’s Day that they both are in heaven together but I still wanted them to know that I miss them and love them very much.

There is a song that comes to mind that sums up Mothers and would also like to share that with you – grab your kleenex


Happy Morther's Day

Maybe………sometimes you just have to share

Maybe…….sometimes you just have to share.

Well I ran across this today when looking for something else – it’s amazing the stuff we save sometimes and sure am glad I saved this one – hope you enjoy

Joseph Riley Memorial

What is the Joseph Riley Memorial – well let me tell you this is the one of the most interesting stories that I have seen in quite awhile. You can read about this @ http://josephrileymemorial.com/.

Babble-Whack-A-Thon with Krazy Kaye and James Holmes Babble Whacking! in SWAT Conf Room..COME ON IN! Help us raise funds for Abra and Joseph Riley http://www.ViralWebcast.com

As you can see there have been many expenses that have happened and any donations will be much appreciated.  If you don’t have money – time is always appreciated by adding the links to your Facebook page, tweet it, add it as many places that you can – we are going to stick with this till Abra can get Joseph back home to Australia.

It’s just awesome to see how the community of online marketers have come thru on this and here is just a few of the ones that I know that have created specials to help with the fund raising.  Check out the specials as any help that you can do is appreciated.