Another excelent movie!!!!
He is an Icon – and he certainly created the result to prove it!!
Do you you have a “Succeed or Die mentality”!
Love and Blessings…
Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential.
Carol Dweck (Author)
Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.
A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone – either you have them or you don’t.
You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity – and success.
Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields – music, literature, science, sports, business – apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset.
Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.
©2007 Carol Dweck; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp
Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn’s speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” (November 1970)
from Voices of a People’s History.
Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.
This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” with Matt Damon and Lupe Fiasco at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People’s History (peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.
Learn more at Facebook.com/VoicesofaPeoplesHistory and on Twitter @VPH.
Here’s what Howard Zinn writes about this speech in his introduction to the full piece in his book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, written with Anthony Arnove and first published in 2004 by Seven Stories Press:
“In November 1970, after my arrest along with others who had engaged in a Boston protest at an army base to block soldiers from being sent to Vietnam, I flew to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to take part in a debate with the philosopher Charles Frankel on civil disobedience. I was supposed to appear in court that day in connection with the charges resulting from the army base protest. I had a choice: show up in court and miss this opportunity to explain — and practice — my commitment to civil disobedience, or face the consequences of defying the court order by going to Baltimore. I chose to go. The next day, when I returned to Boston, I went to teach my morning class at Boston University. Two detectives were waiting outside the classroom and hauled me off to court, where I was sentenced to a few days in jail. Here is the text of my speech that night at Johns Hopkins.”
Matt Damon Gives Us All Something To Think About
November 22, 2013 by Arjun Walia. 7 Comments.
mat damonThe Video below is of Matt Damon reading a speech that Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience. Damon is a lifelong friend of Zinn and his family. Zinn was known as a historian, playwright, author and social activist. The speech was part of an event called ‘The People Speak, Live,’ and was produced by ‘Voices of a People’s History,’ which gives public expression opportunities to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of the past and present.
The main point of the speech is that our issue is not disobedience, it’s obedience. Many people on the planet are not resonating with many aspects of the current human experience. It’s very clear that there are much better ways to do things here on planet Earth, it’s time to start questioning why we operate the way we do. Things might be forced on to us to some extent, but ultimately, it’s our choice. Playing the blame game isn’t useful at all, it’s useless if we want to create change.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new – Socrates
With the growth of alternative media outlets, it’s clear that many people would like things to change. Subjects ranging from GMOs, to healthcare, government transparency and clean energy, we are raising our voices, we are being heard, and it’s known that the masses are well aware of what is really happening on our planet. Before we were unaware, and simply accepted the world around us. Obedience is becoming a thing of the past as awareness is spreading and is motivating the collective to create change.
Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. We recognized this from Nazi Germany, we know that the problem there was obedience, that the people obeyed Hitler, people obeyed. That was wrong, they should have challenged, they should have resisted. People are obedient, all these herd like people. People in all countries need the spirit of disobedience to the state
It’s great to see celebrities using their reach to do what they can. Rosaenne Barr recently expressed how Hollywood is a culture of fear, and many celebrities are afraid to speak out. I believe her, as celebrities have a wide reach, they are literally walking corporations and if they say something that threatens other corporations, they might be placing themselves in a dangerous situation. We’ve seen this with Jon Lennon , Tupac, and Michael Jackson to name a few.
- See more at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/11/22/matt-damon-gives-us-all-something-to-think-about/#sthash.Ww95gYRw.dpuf
And apologies for my silence, I’ve had on my list to answer some of your questions – so why not tackling it right now.
I might start with a disclaimer though;
Some of the following might sound like complaining, and even whining, being dissatisfied with progress, having too much work – and too little result to show for my hard work.
That is not the case at all Anne;
I am a so-called “workaholic” and I love to work hard, love long working days and feel I’m unproductive if I take a break. I’m starting at 5 AM with meditation, and finish at 11 PM with affirmations.
I am optimistic and have a very positive outlook, I don’t see much of the result yet – but I do know that I am on target for the $10,000 a month by June 2014. So yes I will provide you lots of traffic, and I will take this opportunity to outline my plans and strategies to do so.
But this may also be a help to self help, what I mean is; it’s easier to analyse the situation when I put it in writing. In a post like this – I can go back and see what I have been doing – what am busy with at the moment – and what I need to do in the future.
I’m trying to stick to the excellent 80/20 rule in all things, I know that if I find the top 20% of things, the most effective ones, and do them properly then I’ll be fine. However I also know that it easy to slip back and focusing on some urgent tasks – but not so important in the 80% bracket. (The 80/20 rule is; 80% of what we do achieve 20% of the result, and the top 20% we do generates 80% of the result.)
Please fellow Affiliate Reader, I would love to see your comments, your experienced advise, critique and corrections wherever you believe I’m on the wrong path.
Disclaimer number 2;
As I am a bit slow with typing, I for quite a while now are using Dragon Naturally Speaking – voice recognition dictating software. My partner have named “her” (that is the program) “Blondie”. So, if I mention “Blondie” I’m not referring to you at all Anne. More importantly, “Blondie” and I doesn’t always agree, and she can put in very strange words and make my writing look a bit weird. So if you see that – you know we can blame “Blondie” – not ME.
But let’s get on with it;
What are you running elsewhere that you’re having success with? And what kind of volume are you sending to them? So far you haven’t sent very much traffic to our offers……..
I am running a few dating campaigns at PeerFly, a couple of them have quite regular conversions, while others don’t convert. Still a bit poor ROI, and I am therefore been very stuck in tracking and optimisation. (More about that later.)
As I still procrastinating my start with Bing / Yahoo and with PoF I only run traffic from 7 Search. As you know it’s a very small search engine, and they do provide limited traffic.
The two best campaigns there are “AmoLatino.com” and “AsianDating.com”, I haven’t been able to find these 2 on your lists Anne.
Which offers are you planning to run this week?
Miracle Garcinia Cambogia is our hottest diet and health campaign and has an EPC that’s over $1! It pays $48 per sale and has been a huge success for many of my other affiliates. Think you can test it out?
I haven’t had much luck at all with the Your Networks dating campaigns, Beshan recommended the Scandinavian “First Date” sites so I ran them for probably a month and a half. Again not much traffic, – but also no conversion.
Funny coincidence here; the two performing campaigns I mentioned above are actually allowed in the Scandinavian, and some other non-English-speaking European countries as well. At a resent analysing of these campaigns, I found that I have good traffic from both Sweden and Germany – and some traffic from other non-English speaking countries as well.
However, looking back from first of August, almost 3 months, I had no conversion from a non-English speaking country. I then stopped marketing these campaigns to non-English speaking countries, and I actually deleted the then paused “First Date” campaigns in my 7 Search listings.
More dating sites;
I then was recommended the “Be2” dating sites, and set up a couple of campaigns for them. Sometimes after starting the campaigns, I sort of by coincidence found that the minimum age for commission was 35 years.
A week or so later, I was sent another recommendation for a “Mature dating” promotion, here I immediately noticed the age to be 50 years minimum – for the lead to generate any commission. Especially on Mature Dating I had quite a good click through – but no conversions. – This made me wonder, and asking, about the reason for this age limits, why are they there – and why as high as 50 years? (Are they getting all younger leads for free?)
As I’m writing this, I actually went ahead and completed a”Be2” registration as a 30 year old – which was no problem, I was accepted and found me some matching partners – which I don’t have time as I’m an Affiliate Marketer.
Emphasising the need of landing pages – and pre-sell the visitors.
I have been using dedicated landing pages for many years, and when I restarted my affiliate projects early on this year – I started by setting up a dozen landing pages here; Mepys…
I did however consider landing pages a bit as a necessary evil, and hard work, in cases where the merchants didn’t accept direct PPC linking. And off course for the long-term purpose of generate some generic FREE traffic.
What I recently was alerted to, in a forum discussion somewhere, was that the necessity of pre-selling the clients for some specific products. Included in those products was “Dating”!
I can see this necessity for the two mentioned campaigns above “Be2” and “Mature Dating”, a landing page where I can emphasise the age requirements, but also geographical and ethnic requirements. The landing page, of course, also give me the opportunity to pre-sell with the help of a few testimonials, privacy and other conditions assurances.
Tracking and optimisation;
A lot of my time lately has been occupied by tracking issues, and of course learning today’s tracking tools. One of the tools being Prosper 202, there was a lot of time wasted, until I had to come to the conclusion that my current hosting provider (Microsoft ASP host) was not able to handle the installation of Prosper 202. I was then forced to set up a new hosting with better resources for “PHP” platforms.
From there on – and still on going, I’m learning tracking and optimisation, and I don’t mean just cutting out a few keywords and possibly traffic sources. I mean really optimisation, and real result showing through in the conversions and the ROI.
I even believe that landing pages and landing page design have to be integrated as a an important part of campaign optimisation.
On that note Anne; what do you suggest as the better approach for Pay Per Call campaigns like; “Drug/Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Drug and Alcohol Rehab” – would it be direct linking or landing page?
At the first look, it seems to require a lot more information on what can be conveyed in a small ad – am I right? Possibly some information of what the caller can expect on the call, and even some means to qualify (conditions. insurance – health cover etc?) the caller before prompting him to make the call.
(As I mentioned before Anne, one of our businesses is health consultation, and we are currently working with a couple of alcohol rehabs. This was probably what prompted my interest in these two campaigns.)
I also noticed that there are no links to websites in this offer, it would probably be a good help to see what the merchants are offering as well as their conditions of service. This might then be used as pre-set or pre-sale and qualification of the caller.
If we agreed that the project requires new appropriate domains and websites, then we are probably looking at a few weeks to a month before this is up and running Anne.
More landing page building;
Basically, our landing pages doesn’t work – not working well anyway.
The Mepys.com project is old landing pages, they are out-dated, and the websites works mostly as a testing ground at the moment.
Others like the following list;
The first two are full on websites, and only have “affiliate landing pages” in the background.
And the latter two on “niche pages”, the pages are interlinked through menus and therefore not dedicated landing pages.
Consequently. I’m still in the process of developing proper squeeze pages and a landing pages, but nothing is simple – always find a row of obstacles.
As mentioned, I’m working on a Microsoft ASP based platform called DotNetNuke, and it seems to me that there entire affiliate marketing industry is focused towards PHP platforms. So therefore the question; to relearn, getting updated on PHP, or sticking to my current platforms where I have a more updated knowledge.
Regardless of that, we moving forward next week commencing a project for optimisation of our dating campaigns. This site is “TopSixforSex.com” and needless to say, should include six different dating site campaigns -PPC and landing pages.
One inclusion here will be Max Bounty’s “Be2” campaign, running it through a landing page where we clearly can get the message through; 35 years plus only.
Small delay mother, when the visitor is on the landing page – we already spent the PPC money. Can’t win – can you?
But hopefully this project, (which by the way will be run as a discussion topic in a private affiliate forum) will be the one that performs well enough to enter both Bing and Plenty of Fish.
Either way we will move on to better traffic sources, higher volume and apparently high conversion ratios, both Bing / Yahoo and Plenty of Fish are said to have a lot higher “buyer ratio” among their searchers.
This have been postponed and procrastinated for long time now, so the current target is to move on to the next level sometimes before Christmas.
So this has to be it for this report Kate, it always drags on a bit when trying to explain something. But as I mention initially, writing long emails, or maybe Blog-Posts like this one – also clears the mind and sometimes put a totally new perspective on the issues at hand.
Good Monday morning my friends.
We have a wonderful morning here on the Gold Coast, a bit overcast and not to warm. Looking forward to having my morning walk after this blog post.
So far I’ve done a good batch of cabala juice and some lemon juice, I also harvested some nice fresh wheat grass from the garden and mixed it with some celery and kale. So, we’re set for a day drinking freshly squeezed highly nutritional vegetable juices only.
The Internet is a wonderful goldmine; it sure is, these days I’m excited to come down to the computer checking the different networks – and the overnight earnings.
It takes a bit to set up, and I must admit that I been extremely slow with this – going for it for a little while and then moving on to other things – coming back at it -and then let it sit again.
So this last April I finally make the decision, this is it, I got to create a steady income online – and so I did. By August I had a small income on a daily basis, and it was steady, I didn’t miss a day.
And you can do that too my dear reader, just study and learn and persist. Be prepared, it is a steep learning curve, it is a big load of stuff to take in – but it’s not hard and I guarantee you that it works.
Most importantly, throw away your scepticism, get in with an open mind – only open positive mindset can provide any platform for learning.
“”Some people are so narrow minded that they can look through keyhole with both eyes at the same time, but only when your mind is open like a parachute are you able to absorb any teaching.”"
We, our self, is always our largest obstacle on our road towards success;
What doesn’t work is our mindset, our subconscious multiple personalities – yes we all suffer from multiple personality syndromes.
If your conscious mind make the decision that you can set up your online business and make it successful – then you have immediately 80% to 90% of your mind telling you why you can’t do it, why you shouldn’t do it and how you will fail.
That is the 80% to 90% subconscious mind, and all the different personalities in there. Our subconscious mind is pretty much fully programmed at the age of 5 to 7 years only, and it haven’t developed much further since. Hence, what you’re dealing with is a stubborn little five-year-old – that does not want any changes. No changes whatsoever.
“The subconscious mind wants what it got, and the subconscious mind does not want what it hasn’t got.”
In many psychological, and mind development teachings, this subconscious mind is referred to as the “Inner Child” – appropriately so.
Have you ever felt stuck in any situation, financial, quit smoking or starting an exercise program – well there you have it – your subconscious mind will always hang on to any situation you’re in. And sadly it does include sickness, yes, you will find many people that are fully occupied with their decease and they hold on to it for dear life.
We are working on tutorials here, starting by listing the online resources – or some of them actually – I don’t want to give you a list of 10,000 resources to choose among – that would be just overwhelming.
We will select products, tested and proven products that do sell online.
We will provide a list of affiliate networks, this is where you can find the products – and move right on to a commission based selling.
We will discuss and help you established websites, websites that works – and that you’re in control over.
And then we have email marketing;
What automated lists are available, it is called auto responders – and we will list a few for you – and commenting on how they are working.
And much more…..
But that’s all for today my friends, it soon 8 o’clock this beautiful Monday morning, I have surpassed my 500 word blog limit – and I need my good morning walk to energise before the day.
Enjoyed your Monday – make the most of it – and I’m looking forward to see you on our websites and mailing lists.
Start this week in a positive manner, fill in the form on the website here www.mepstar.com and be prepared on a steep learning curve towards a steady online cash flow. You can fill in the pop up subscribe form, which is the first you see on this site, or just close that – read the full blog (That’s where you are now ) and use the subscribe form in the left side column
To a happy, healthy & Wealthy life!
Your Conditioning and Behavioural Patterns
Last issue we dealt with the reality that we are all on automatic for most of our lives. We keep playing out repeating patterns and behaviours, even if they do not bring us the experiences we want. This is inevitable, as we have all been conditioned by our upbringing. And conditioning is basically loading your mind up with behavioural patterns, and then playing them out for the rest of your life. What is not inevitable, is that you do not have to live out your conditioning for the rest of your life.
How to Free Your Mind
So, the question is, how can you use more of your mind to free yourself from the parts of your conditioning you no longer want to play out, and, how can you create more enjoyable and fulfilling life experiences.
You have undreamed of powers and potentials to create your life in ways which will stun and amaze you, but you have hardly scratched the surface of what is possible. Why not use these abilities, instead of just relying on working in the outer world.
Fortunately, how to do this has been discovered over thousands of years. It is simply a matter of increasing the powers of your concentration. Particularly your inner concentration. Outer concentration is the key to all the qualities of success, such as persistence, reliability, insight, intuition, focus and commitment. But what about inner concentration?
The Inner Life
Very few people in our consumer society have any type of inner life. This is most unfortunate, as it drives a person to believe that the best in life comes from the outer world. This is a ghastly mistake, and ruins more lives than any other factor.
You cannot be truly successful unless you have an inner life. Even if you make billions of dollars, have your loving family around you, and are in good health, you will still feel that something is missing, or that all that effort had no point. So many people fall into this trap. It is sensible to be skilled at creating wealth and financial security, but not at the expense of your inner life.
What this all means, is that you need to turn your attention within yourself on a regular basis. You can do this through traditional introspection, contemplation, meditation or any other method that allows you to bring your awareness within yourself. You can also use techniques of visualisation, active imagination, or conscious dreaming. The purpose of all these is to learn about your inner universe. These are good practices to increase your concentration. But always remember, it is the power of inner concentration which is the main point.
You also have enormous reservoirs of energy waiting to be called upon for use. But, unless you turn within, you will never be able to access them, except in shocking, or life threatening situations. Again here, concentration is the key. Your inner world is something you have to deliberately and consciously explore.
Once you really start to develop your muscles of inner concentration, you will find that you begin to wake up to how your life really works, and what steps you can take to improve it. It happens quite spontaneously. More concentration equals more understanding, and insight, and access to additional powers of your mind. Never neglect it. It truly is the one essential and unavoidable key to total success.
Simple Techniques for Change
If you have not tried it before, you can practice a simple technique. Just sit comfortably, breathe gently and regularly, and build a sense of just being present in your body. Sense your body from head to toe, front and back. Nothing more than that. Do this for several minutes each day.
Once you have mastered this, then add holding an image, or a word in your mind for as long as you can. It is very important not to strain. It is a relaxed concentration. As you do this, the ordinary thoughts will interrupt the process. Just keep coming back to the image or word. This will build your inner concentration powers.
Simple as this practice may seem, you will be amazed at how your life will improve as you do this. You will discover that you will develop more consciousness of your automatic patterns of behaviour, and be able to let go of any which do not enhance your life. At the same time, you will be able to behave in more rewarding ways much more easily. It is your behaviours, after all, which create all the experiences of your life, through your choice faculty.
You will also find your intuition improves, and that you begin to find yourself in the right place at the right time, all the time. It will also awaken feelings of pleasure and joy without any external cause. So you feel good, you are brighter and more aware, and your life responds to your desires more and more easily.
Next issue we will look at an ancient and secret method of becoming more alive and successful.
Get in to action today, you have procrastinate your REAL ACTION for too long now.
It is called playing with other people’s money, and in the rich world they call it leveraging.
Are you using leveraging in your small business? I mean small loans and short term loans, borrow money purchasing an item and reselling at a good profit.
As an example look at the property purchase – where we all using leverage.
If you purchase a house for $500,000, you put in hundred thousand of your own money, and you sell the property for $600,000. You have just doubled your money, got the hundred percent return on investment – well done.
For myself I do this leveraged on repairable motor vehicles, (see another website at www.gcauto.com.au) purchasing auction cars, repairing and selling. You can pick up a nice late model damaged car for $1,000, maybe spending $2000 in good repair, service and make over – and you most probably have a $6000 car to put on the market.
In both scenarios we made 100% interest on all our investments, so, with that we can easely see that paying 15% credit card interest isn’t too bad for well managed money. And that’s the catch, are your borrowing for good credit or for bad credit? Never borrow money for your own personal consumption, save money and purchase consumer items when you can afford it.
On the contrary, if you have a good business idea, you have done your homework and see that there’s profit in the transaction, then you should never hesitate to take a low and proceed with the business.
Likewise, if you are paying high interest, or in other ways have bad loans, or maybe credit rating damaging loans, then it could also be a good idea to refinance with a fresh loan.
Personal loans come in all shapes and sizes. Compare some of the latest personal loan offers in the table on this website, (smh.com.au/personal-loans) try the quick and simple comparison tools. Filter and compare on the features you want and find the right personal loan to fit your needs.
Or is it MCB Finance Australia Pty Ltd, a great international financing company have now been available in Australia for a couple of years. Trading as Credit24 Australia which is a recognised and trusted brand through many European markets, and is proudly providing service for over 700,000 customers.
An online credit application will only take you a few minutes, I suggest you put in your application and see how you go – your can always delay the loan until you have your business deals organised.
As Credit24 puts it;
It is with this breadth of knowledge and experience that credit 24 Australia offers personal loans of up to $5000.00 with easy repayment terms from 6 to 24 months. We are 100% online and our application is fast, we would give you an answer right away!
So what are you waiting for? Give these people a call today, at least you have the knowledge, the peace of mind, of knowing that you’re qualified if needed.
All the best my friends, and cheers to your successful financial management.
Invest well, trade well – and you too can make 100% return on other people’s money.
To a happy, healthy & Wealthy life!
Been a bit slow with my blogging lately, my apologies for that.
I have been busy with my 7 Search pay per click campaigns, and building a couple of major niche landing pages for those campaigns.
This niche sites far from finished, the latter one, dating niche sites, I just whacked together yesterday – and there’s a lot of work and tidying up to do.
But anyway, you’re welcome to have a look here;
Here’s a couple of them;
That would be my short notice for today, now I just gona leave you with my friend Luke from Peer Fly affiliate marketing network.
Peer Fly are excellent guys to work with, great good conversion products, and an amazing support team.
Check them out here; https://peerfly.com
In late 2010 I decided that there needed to be a website where potential PeerFly publishers and advertisers could go and view our offers. I also knew from experiences blogging about offers previously that I could get some serious search engine traffic from this type of website. So, I got permission to use the PeerFly trademark and created PeerFlyOffers.com.
PeerFlyOffers.com is a public searchable directory of nearly every offer available on PeerFly. It also has updated statistics for each offer, offer banners, and data that is not readily available on PeerFly. For example, a simple search for 300×250 will bring up a complete list of offers that have 300×250 banners available ordered by conversion rate.
If you’re not interested in banners, but promote offers using search ppc (7Search?) you can find a list of our top 50 converting offers that allow Search PPC traffic here:
PeerFlyOffers.com also has a list of the most recent offers taken down that I know hundreds of my publishers have bookmarked:
Although you should be able to do most of your offer research using the search on PeerFly, I’ve found that I use PeerFlyOffers.com quite a bit and I know from the great statistics the site has that many other people do too. I welcome you to check it out and let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions for features I’d be more than happy to consider adding them!
Let’s make some money.
Hi Guys, hope all is good there out in the affiliate world and that the money flowing.
I’m just looking into, and testing some CPA promotions. As such I did a little research on line and came across these excellent video;
It’s done by Jason Orban, is short specific into the points. And it pretty much cover the whole deal from finding CPA program providers through to setting it up and marketing it.
Well done Jason.
Jason also mention a free e-book that the written, I’m sure we get my hands on that pretty quickly.
Your can check days is blogging here; http://jaysonlinereviews.com/ listen to some inspiring music.