Success In Spite of Challenging Beginnings

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Show Notes:

  • To be successful, do you need to have money, intelligence, connections, everything going for you?
  • Read biographies and that is not the case
  • In 1966, this man dropped out of school because of a learning disability
  • Then started a student magazine and sold advertising
  • Four years later started selling records to his subscribers
  • Opened a store, then a recording studio and his own record label
  • Over the next decade his record label became very successful and he started more companies
  • Today over 400 companies under his direction – you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out who this man is, I don’t want to spoil it for you
  • Main needs are motivation, some vision, and action

To your best life,
Carol

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Capture Customer Information

article writingI’ve mentioned how important it is to have an opt-in form on your website. That way, when a visitor leaves your site, you still have a way to keep in touch with them. No matter how good your visitors’ intentions, they will often forget you.

I was reminded of that fact the other day when my husband and I went shopping at our local lighting store. Continue reading

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Be Thankful

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Show Notes:

  • Reading of I Thessalonians. 5:18a
  • Give thanks in all circumstances because you can’t be negative and be thankful at the same time.
  • The experiences of my husband and I when we volunteer at the local homeless shelter and the thankfulness of an elderly man.

Have a wonderful week,
Carol

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WordPress Plugins

I’ve been working on a WordPress website for a local prison aftercare program that I volunteer with. As I was adding plugins, I thought many of you might also have a WordPress site and would be interested in seeing which plugins I use, so here is my list. There are many more, like ecommerce ones, that I don’t use, so you won’t find them listed here.

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My recommendation when searching for new plugins is to read reviews, check ratings, and most of all, make sure that the plugin is compatible with your version of WordPress. Also, I learned the hard way that when updating your plugins, do one at a time and then check to make sure your site still looks fine. I didn’t do that, updated all my plugins at once, and could no longer see my website online. One of the plugins wasn’t compatible anymore and since I’d updated all of them at the same time, I had no idea which plugin was the culprit. It took hours of back and forth with my web host before I could get my site back online. If you update the plugins individually and your site no longer works, go to your File Manager files in the website CPanel, find the listing of WordPress plugins and delete the one that you tried to update before the site went down. That should rectify the problem.

Here is the list of WordPress plugins I use: Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Abilities

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Reading my Bible in the morning and singing a bit helps me to have a more positive start to my day. Consider this verse:

Romans 12:6 says “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.”

We don’t realize that and think everyone can do those things, but that’s not true. Make a list of all the things you can do well. Don’t ever feel you have nothing to offer. Others need exactly what you have!

Have a wonderful new day,
Carol

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