January 29th, 2013

In praise of effort [Andrew Priestley]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183506

Recently, I was chatting with Sam Carpenter who wrote the US best selling book Work the System.
If you haven't read it do so. (You can find an affiliate link on my website www.andrewpriestley.com/resources or go to Amazon.)

We were chatting about how stuff gets done and sorry to say, plain old effort is still a prerequisite for success in most things.

When my son was 14 he wanted a portable TV for his bedroom. He wanted me to buy it for him but I suggested that if he worked for it himself he would get an immense sense of satisfaction from achieving this goal.

He went out and got a job at McDonalds and racked burgers and fries but a month or so later came home with the TV.

I coach people worldwide and a lot of my clients have problems because they expect the result to show up without much effort.

Sam and I were saying, "They want the medal but don't want to run the race."

He shares my concern.

"People are very lazy. And they resent having to apply themsleves."

Thank you Ecademy. [Fraser Hay]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183507

All my exploits, fun, successes and challenges and the "characters" I've met and endured on Ecademy over the last 7 years have all been documented and included in my new book - "wake up".

However, as I reflect on the last 7 years, I'd like to say thank you...

Thank you to my fellow members, I see you online every day
Don't say a word, you already have In your own special way

Thank you to my peers, to each and every one of you
Thank you for your input and seeing it from a different point of view

Thank you for the gift to question, to reflect and to ponder
Its only when we take time out
We really appreciate the wonder

Thank you for the daily lessons, the challenges and the fun
Thank you each and every single one of you
for my work is far from done.

Challenges and Obstacles, they help us in our plight
For opportunities are hidden everywhere…
Often visible with hindsight.

Critics come, and critics go
But we should stop and ask, why they think it so

Is over optimism sabotaging your online success? [Ann Andrews CSP]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183508

I've attended numerous internet marketing conferences and boy do those guys promise the earth!! The trouble with that is when you overpromise and under-deliver you just irriate people.

So if you are even marginally guilty of over promising - check out this article by Gihan Perera where he shares the 5 key mistakes we all make when setting up our online marketing. Ann

http://www.thecorporatetoolbox.com/articles/is_your_optimism_sabotaging_your_online_success

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Did you know you can talk yourself out of STRESS? [Ann Andrews CSP]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183509

Dr Bruno Cortis is a specialist surgeon who conducted heart transplants; then his own heart starting disintegrating. Read his article on ways you can Talk Yourself Out Of Stress - if he doesn't know, then no-one does. Ann


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The job market is tight - what do you do if you are given a 'no'? [Ann Andrews CSP]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183510

Losing a job for whatever reason, is incredibly painful - and so you start the interview process. How do you cope with the 'no's'?

Check out Sean Brickell's story of what woman with limited English did when she wanted a job - if she can do it, so can you! Ann


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Climate Change - the great debate. Real or a marketing plot? [Ann Andrews CSP]

http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=183511

I personally can't see how anyone can doubt that what we do to the planet is causing terrible (and possibly irreversible) damage.

Did you know that if the Antarctiv melts the seas will rise 60 metres?? That's the end of most of us unless you are a mountain goat.

Joyce Gioia is not a person given over to emotional exchanges - check out what she has to say if you are in any doubt. Ann

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