Should I unplug now or later?
Social media has permeated every facet of my life. I stay connected with friends that I haven’t seen since high school or early college days (Facebook). I keep my writing skills sharp with this blog. I throw out fun witticisms to my friends while watching ballgames (Twitter) and network to find my next full-time employment (this blog and LinkedIn).
In my current capacity as a social media intern, I even use a little bit of all that to perform my job. Yep, there isn’t one facet of my life that social media doesn’t have a place.
Except the bathroom.
You read that right. The bathroom. I don’t take my laptop into the stall. I don’t carry my cell phone (in fact, I don’t have internet on my cell phone at all) to the shower. And I certainly don’t have a PC hooked-up next to the toilet.
Since I started blogging I have been asked countless times by my non-blogging friends how they can help me. My friends are sincere when they say they want to help, they just don’t know how to do it! To those of us who blog, or who work in social media this might seem like a no-brainer, but the average person doesn’t think in terms of page views, and bounce rates, so I thought a little translation would be appreciated! Feel free to share this tip with any of your non-blogging friends so they can help you as well!
For bloggers, it’s all about traffic and that means page views. If you’re a non-internet speaking person a page view is what occurs every single time you are online and click a website to open it. If you stay on that site long enough for the entire page to load, you have given the website owner credit for a one-page view that day and one unique visitor (you!).
I’m super excited, after almost 3 months of hard work of my colleagues and I, our free GED online classes are ready for students. We cooperate with BestGEDClasses.org for the best results! The GED (General Education Development) program is aimed at helping adults improve their career options and giving them a chance to access higher education if they pass the GED exam. In the US there are around 40 million adults who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. Just take a look at this video where is explained how to get the diploma fast.
More than 500,000 people complete the GED exam every year. The new GED exam now consists of four sections: Language Arts (reading and writing combined), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Our GED prep classes allow online preparation and are free of charge, they consist of online lessons with audio and questions that check your comprehension of the topic that was mentioned in the lesson.
We also work on extensive guidelines for students about effective studying. I thought this subject can be also interested for you so here is a summary. Do you want to check your knowledge? Try these free GED Practice Tests by BestGEDClasses.org that we helped develop to get you all set for the GED, I can assure you it’s not that easy.
This is probably the most frequent question that writers, innovators, and creative people get asked. One of the most popular answers is ‘From Life’. Some other answers are: dreams, television, conversations, walks, day dreaming, music, reading, and a whole lot more. The answer varies from writer to writer and basically comes down to: From Life.
Mine come in dreams some of the time. These ones are always interesting because I’ll find myself having a marathon of dreams for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Serial dreams, where the dream I had last night will pick up tonight as soon as I hit the dream realm. One dream after another until the entire story- movie has been played out and I’ve jotted it down in my journal.
I don’t always recognize a dream as a story idea right away. Sometimes it takes a couple of nights and a little pondering over my dream journal to figure it out. Once it hits me, though, I’m off on a marathon and the clarity of the dream becomes technicolor with surround sound. Pretty awesome.
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So, I’m so busy at work that we decided to hire a new assistant, but the whole process made me think about the whole hiring/education/exams things. While recruiting an employee most of the companies only seek educational information. But it is important to know about many other things about a person to avoid any future problem. So, it is essential to carry out pre-employment screening before appointing an employee.
Employment screening will help you to verify
- Educational record. For example, many people think that reporting getting a GED in NYC while applying for a job in San Diego will allow them to get a job without checking credentials but it’s not the case. Potential Employers can check this stuff pretty easy. Getting in touch with online classes providers is easy too.
- Criminal history
- Past records
- Social security number
- Residential address
If you want to make real money online, spread your brand and build trust with your audience, you need a product.
No matter how small your operation might be, creating your own product is the best way to gain clients and customers, spread your message and, let’s face it – make money!
My friend is now taking GMAT classes and applying to an MBA program and all she talks is how every small business is missing the boat because they are afraid to create their own product. I understand this fear. For us, entrepreneurs, product creation can be intimidating the first time, which is why she and I got your back with a free MBA inspired report.
When you download your copy of this free report (see bottom), I’ll show you how to simplify the process of product creation and roll out your first money maker in one weekend.
That’s right, starting Friday night, you can be selling by Monday morning, with plenty of time to play in between. And if you think yourself about getting an MBA degree check this website for MBA courses that don’t require the GMAT.
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All successful people agree that they were successful because they wanted to do something with their life. They wanted their life to mean something before they left this world. They then set about achieving these goals and as a result, they got rich. Several of the people interviewd by Richard St. John, himself very successful, said they would hapily pay someone to do what they were now doing. They enjoyed it that much.
So ask yourself this question, “What do I want my life to mean?”
Then write down your dream life as if it has happened, really see it in your minds eye, write down what you will have to give up to achieve that, write a plan to start you on the path to success, lastly write down one simple thing you will do each day to get there.
It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks … first it was spent celebrating my brother’s wedding in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside then heading to Florence for a few days on our own (promise to share next week). We’ve now been back in London a week and I’ve been so sick that I’ve been locked up at home. There was a brief Canadian thanksgiving celebrating over the weekend. I couldn’t completely indulge in seconds and thirds as I would have liked, but it was fabulous.
Looks a little like my last week…
I have been writing an interior blog about Scandinavian style and what inspires me since June and in October I opened a webshop with products from new and upcoming designers from the Nordic countries. One of our recent additions are the beautiful prints by Ylva Skarp.
How much money would it take for you to sue your entire family? What if 100 million dollars was at stake? Would you sue your mother? Stop talking to your children? I know, it sounds absurd, but people do it. And I’m not sure if I should judge them until I’ve been in their shoes. Let me explain.