The Power of Pinterest

Feb 06

Wow! After just 10 minutes of posting a pin to Pinterest check out these stats…
UPDATE: just before I hit the publish button I’ve gotten another 5 repins!
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Overcoming my fear

Feb 04

How to Prepare for the First Time at Anything
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/how-to-prepare-for-the-first-time.html

The first time for everything is always the most exciting one. Whether it is your first day in a new job or going on a first date, you will always remember those “first” times.

Not only is there a lot of excitement loaded in those events, but there is also a fear of some sort included. You may be thinking about whether or not you are able to perform well enough, or what the other person (or persons) think of you if you fail.

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I’ve spent the last week recording tutorial videos for my free Minisite template and it took a lot of effort for me to overcome the fear of doing it.

What if I stumble my words?
What if people don’t like my English accent?

You know what, I’ve realised you can’t please everybody all of the time.

Hopefully the majority will appreciate the content (it’s free after all).
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Passion + Consistency = Success

Jan 24

3 Things That All Great Startups Have
http://maplebutter.com/3-things-that-all-great-startups-have/

Steve Job’s said it best:

“People say you need a lot of passion for what you’re doing, and it’s totally true, and the reason is that it’s so hard, that if you don’t, any rational person would give up”

It’s so hard to be successful, and it needs to be sustained over such a long period, that if you don’t love it – you’re going to give up. Any sane person would. That’s why passion for your team, the product and your customers are so important.

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Does passion + consistency = success? Let’s try it and see. 

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WOW!! The Power of CFT’s

Jan 24

Today I completed 5 CFT’s, and it feels awesome.
CFT stands for Critical Focus Time and is something I’ve picked up from Ed Dale.
A CFT is time you set aside for content/product creation – in other words real work.
Each CFT lasts for just 25 mins with a 5 minute break in between – I use the timer on my iPhone.
In that 25 minutes you just work, 100% focus on the task in hand.
I’m doing a CFT right now, and I’m just writing… yes I’ll take the time after to edit, check spelling and review but the fact is I’m writing for 25 minutes which equals content on my site.

My CFT’s for today

I’m currently working on an installation guide for an up and coming free minisite template I’m giving away over at QuickSiteStudio.com. My aim is to provide everything you need to get a website up and running for FREE.
Today I completed the bulk of the guide which currently stands at 38 pages with over 7000 words written. The next task at hand will be to create all the illustrations and maybe some videos too.

Do you use any techniques to boost your productivity?

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Users Download 350,000 Textbooks From iBooks in 3 Days

Jan 23

Users Download 350,000 Textbooks From iBooks in 3 Days [REPORT]
http://mashable.com/2012/01/23/ibooks-sold/

Apple’s textbook initiative is already paying off. Users have downloaded more than 350,000 textbooks in three days, according to Global Equities Research.

Furthermore, some 90,000 users downloaded the company’s ebook authoring software, iBooks Author.

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This is an amazing opportunity. I’m planning on using iBooks Author for an up coming project… Can’t wait to get started. 

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