Excuses, Excuses, Excuses ……………..

Well, I think we have heard them all, don’t you – I’m busy, I don’t understand how to do this and that, I’m shy about meeting new people, I don’t know how to talk to others, I can’t get anyone to join my sites, I’ll do it tomorrow, etc. and the list goes on and on. So after hearing a few more today AGAIN – I thought I’d take the time to vent some of my thoughts.

I have some favorite quotes that come to mind when I hear people chatting –

Excuses are the nails used to build a
house of failure.
Don Wilder
Ninety-nine percent of failures come from
people who have the habit of making excuses.
W. Carver

See I’m in quite a few Skype Rooms and even tho I don’t chat alot in
them because I’m working – I do keep up with the conversations that go

on in them and it amazes me all the excuses that people come up with –

like the one that I’m too busy – don’t have time BUT yet was in the room

chatting for 15 minutes vs writing a post for their blog or finding a

way to help someone that needs it – it does not take long to do these

things if you learn to manage your time.

The best
day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No

apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is

yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the

quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”

Over the years being on many volunteer projects, I find that the people that are doing the most are the ones that make the time to help with these projects – they don’t use excuses – they just get it done – a doer In today’s life, many of us are busy – but if you are a doer – then you find away to make it happen – you don’t look for an excuse why it can’t be done or why you can’t be done.

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment.

When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance


When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

Art Turock

Over and over again I come across people with excuses, so I have changed my approach with them now – when they tell me I don’t have time – I say – lets do it together now I have a little time. Since I own traffic exchanges, I have had so many say I can’t do this as I don’t have a banner for my website – so I stop what I’m doing – go to their site and a few minutes give them a banner. Then I have people tell me, I’m not a writer – I can’t do blogs – so then I ask then then – well tell me what you are doing, tell me about your site, etc. whatever they are promoting and you know what I do then – I copy and paste what they are saying in notepad and then when they are done – I ask them now if you had to sum that up into a one-liner what would you say and then after they are done I copy and paste what they just gave me and they just wrote their first blog post – it’s that easy people.

Listen to what others are saying and if you take away their excuses – you and them both will benefit, can’t you see that – that is what we mean by helping others. It’s not easy starting online but with some guidance we all can climb to the top together – that is call teamwork.

Sooooooooo the next time you are going to make an excuse – STOP AND THINK – why am I making that excuse – most of the time in the time that you came up with the excuse – you could almost have had the project done – be a DOER When others are giving you excuses – take them away – by helping them – making them a doer also – once they have experienced it once – they most likely will keep going after that.

How would you like to organize you emails in your gmail account?

I know most of you have asked me how in the world do I keep up with all that I do – well I’d like to share one of my secrets for staying organized with my gmail and ad exchanges.

To some of you that don’t know what an ad exchange is – it’s a site that you can join and you agree to receive solo ads in your email account and most sites demand a gmail account for this. All of you know by now that I do alot of advertising my traffic exchanges and also other sites that are making me money. Well, I don’t just use traffic exchanges, I also use these ad exchanges. I had previously wrote a blog on solo ads do work and also listed some of my favorite ones and even made it easy for you to check them out by clicking on the banners.

Now on these ad exchanges, most will only send out 4-10 a day and I am sure you are thinking well that is not bad. Well it isn’t if you are only on 2 or 3 – well I have found sooooooooooo many that I enjoy that I am not on over 150 of them – so you do the math and you can imagine what my gmail account looks like when I open it up lolololol

There is no way that I can read that many ads a day – so here is what I do to save me time and in the long run makes it easy to get my credits when I need to earn credits. On these ad exchanges, you read a solo ad and then are rewarded credits for doing so and then you can TRADE those credits to submit your solo ad or even add your banners to the site. So this is how I organized my gmail account and hope this helps you with yours.

Go to your gmail account and when you are on your main page that show all messages, click on one. You will then notice that there is a drop down menu (more actions) – click on that and scroll down to filter messages like these – then another screen will come up. Now do you notice that ALL the emails for that address is listed – isn’t that cool. Well, what I do is that I want all those in a folder with a label and this is how I do it. I click on next, wait for the next screen to come up. This is the page that you will create your filter with your label and then ALL the emails from that addy will go here and this will declutter your main page so that you want miss that important email anymore.

To do this I mark the box next to skip the inbox and then go down to apply the label and over to the drop down menu – scroll down to new label and a window will pop up and that is where you put the name you want on your label. I put the ad exchange name there and then hit ok and it takes you back to the previous screen and you will notice that the box has been automatically marked for you. Also, I go down and mark never send it to spam because I want to earn credit from those solo ads. Now DO NOT hit create filter yet. Next to create filter you will see another box to mark that says also apply filter to the x-number conversations below – mark that and you are asking why. What that does is move ALL those from your main page into your new folder you are creating. NOW you can click on create filter and then you will – then is will list your filters.

Go and click on inbox again and then you will see that all of those email are gone from your main list. You can see on the left side, the label you create is listed and you click on that label and that is where all the emails from that ad exchange is then. I did that with each ad exchange that I am on and then I don’t have 1000’s of emails in all messages.

One more thing now – when you are low on credits on an ad exchange now – you can click on that label, read your emails, earn your credits and then trade them for your ads or banner. Hope this helps you – I know it has helped me alot and keeps me more organized and it’s really nice to click on ad from the ONE ad exchange that I need the credits for.

Good luck everyone, if you need help or have more questions let me know.

You are never too old to learn

After being up for 24 hours, I’m on my wind-down and thought I’d put my thoughts down before heading to bed. You have heard the saying that your world can turn on a dime – well mine has.

Most of you that know me that I have been working online for a couple years now trying to learn what I can to make some money.

I was one of the people that worked hard all my life, put away for a rainy day and did things right and SHOCK – in a day the money was gone just like everyone else in the stock market. So instead of being able to retire and start drawing on my IRA at the age 59 – I’m working more hours than I ever did trying to get that secure feeling back in my life again.

Not knowing where to start, I started like most with Ebay and that help me to keep paying the bills also gave me the opportunity to get rid of some of the clutter that had been sitting around the house lol. I won’t bore you with the roller coaster that my life has taken but will tell you that no matter how prepared you think you are things can change quickly.

I have been attending as many webinars, googling everything I can to learn, meeting people from all over and came to the conclusion that I LOVE being on the net. The last two years I feel that I have obtained a lot of the right pieces but just not sure how to put them together to complete the puzzle till this last week.

I have always been a social butterfly so getting on facebook, myspace and on about every social site out there has just been great for me. They say people come into your life for a reason – BELIEVE IT.

Over the last years, I have met people that taught me about traffic exchanges, text ad sites, PTC, solos, html coding, squeeze pages, splash pages, hot links, keywords, bloggin, – all completely unknown to me 3 years ago. And yes, I even learn to play a mean game of pool on Pogo

Anyway, I was heading to Facebook to play Mafia (that’s where I go for my lunch & supper breaks) – Cory IM and asked if I’d like to attend a webinar – and after being in so many I thought great another one – what’s this one going to be selling and pushing down my throat. So that was my question back to him – what you selling and he said nothing – so that got my attention. He said just a group of business and marketing people getting together and brainstorming –   Online Masterminds Group. My first thought was oh no masterminds – way out of my league but I decided to check it out.

Talking about my life turning on a dime again – here was a group of people from all walks of the business chatting about how to help others succeed – they wanted to share their knowledge with others so that they didn’t have to make the same mistakes they had or waste all the time they had. I was in shock to hear this – this just don’t happen – there has to be a catch somewhere or the price for all this was sure going to be way more than I had. Next Shock – they were offering this and not trying to sell me anything. Where was this group 2 years ago??????? I just said God

When I joined the facebook group. and there was over 1100 when I joined – there is over 1900 as I write this – now we are talking days – it hasn’t even been a week yet – this kind of growth in that period of time – that is just amazing.

Then I was introduced in their live Skype Chat Group and what a welcome. All these people were REAL – they were excited about what they had planned, they had a goal, they had a dream – and after awhile in with them I could see the potential – a ground level opportunity to finally get the answers that I had been looking for so that I could put my puzzle together.

If you have struggled like I have, been ripped off like have, been on brain overload like I have – then join me and this wonderful group – you won’t be sorry. I do have to add that things are NOT going to server to you on a silver platter, they are NOT going to do the work for you – YOU will have to want to succeed and if you are not to that point – then you should just keep hopping around trying this and that and when you get tired – look us up – we’ll still be here. BUT IF YOU ARE READY, then you have found what you have been looking for – the tools, the knowledge, the help that you NEED to finally succeed. Don’t be shy.

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Men are like………..

Well, this one still has me laughing and just had to share – sorry men – hope you don’t take this to heart – and I’m sure the blondes will even enjoy this one more as it’s not about you this time lololol

Men are like. . . Laxatives. . .

They irritate the crap out of you.

Men are like. . .Bananas. . .

The older they get, the less firm they are.

Men are like. . .Vacations. . .

They never seem to be long enough.

Men are like. . .Weather. . .

Nothing can be done to change them.

Men are like. . .Blenders. . .

You need one, but you’re not quite sure why.

Men are like. . .Chocolate Bars. . .

Sweet, smooth and they usually head right for your hips.

Men are like. . .Coffee. . .
The best ones are rich, warm, and can keep you
up all night long.

Men are like. . .Commercials. . .
You can’t believe a word they say.

Men are like. . .Department Stores. . .
Their clothes are always one half off.

Men are like. . .Government Bonds. . .
They take soooooooo long to mature.

Men are like. . .Mascara. . .
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

Men are like. . .Popcorn. . .
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

Men are like. . .Snowstorms. . .
You never know when they’re coming, how
many inches you’ll get, or how long it will last.

Men are like. . .Lava Lamps. . .
Fun to look at, but not very bright.

Men are like. . .Parking Spots. . .
All the good ones are taken, the rest
are handicapped.

Now send this to all the remarkable women
you know, as well as to any
understanding good- natured,
fun kinda guys you might
be lucky enough to know !!!!!!!!!!