Saturday, March 30, 2019
It’s time once again this week to answer reader feedback from our mailbag.
Right now I’m happy I’m able to have time to still personally answer comments on our site. Check out 3/25/2019 if you’re a business owner or just need to hear some motivation.
Here’s what we have this week.
- 3/18/2019 A reader wrote us they weren’t sure where we got our information but found we had good topics and needed to learn more. We are thrilled you found us and think we’re just a starting point for information, never stop researching and learning. Good luck in your mission.
- 03/18/2019 Hi, I see a reader asking about moving from dot Net to another platform. I am not sure about your other platform that you want to switch to but think you should contact the site’s help desk or support and see if they can help you switch over for cheap and if they can help you import blog posts for cheap. Most sites will do it for a small fee or less. Consider it just the cost of doing business. There’s always more to learn and the web moves fast. You have to stay up on current best methods and practices.
- 03/18/2019 Another reader commented that they had found my site and liked it. Thanks for your feedback.
- 03/20/2019 Hi, thanks to another reader for checking out my site. Am glad your friend referred you to our site and feel free to share.
- 03/20/2019 This reader commented on our easy of navigation, tabs, easy access and themes. Thanks for the comments.
- 03/21/2019 Hello. Saw you found our site. I understand not everyone is a reader and some want to be able to view videos and hear podcasts. That is great. Thanks for bookmarking us. I did have some video content I developed but then we decided to use different content. I am thinking of our viewers and want to ensure good quality enjoyable educational content for all. I hope you come back in a few months and find something else you can enjoy on our site. Thanks for stopping by.
- 03/21/2019 This reader gave us a glowing review. Thanks! Yes I fell in love with the colors and theme a few months ago and found a programmer to help us customize. I appreciate your interest in our layout. There are many free themes and sites that will help you build your site to your custom needs and help you design to your heart’s content. Check them out!
- 03/21/2019 Thanks for reading our site. Am glad you have interest in our site and saved it as a favorite.
- 03/21/2019 Thanks for checking our site. I see you noticed the quality and speed of our site. My recommendation is doing a search for great hosting providers in your area that offer good quality uptime and at low cost. I can’t recommend any particular ones right now because everyone has different needs, but you have to do your own research. If you’re starting a business no one is going to value your site as much as you do. Good luck!
- 03/22/2019 Yes, thank you. We try to make our articles detailed and interesting. That’s part of making a great product and service.
- 03/22/2019 Thanks for your feedback.
- 03/22/2019 A reader said that enjoy web-surfing but sometimes feels like a lot of time spent doing this. I understand perfectly. I think time is money and you have to balance life and the time you spend. No time is wasted if you learn something new every day though. Good luck.
- 03/22/2019 A reader says they log onto our blogs once a week. Well thank you! I’m a bit wishful I had more content but had to redo the site and it’s sometimes hard to get everything up running smoothly and strike a balance. But if you’re not enjoying it then why do it? We’ll keep making our site as best as possible. Thanks for the words of encouragement and yes, we do try to make our site fun and light-hearted and funny when possible. Best!
- 03/22/2019 Thanks for the comment.
- 03/22/2019 Yes, sometimes an article/ post just needs to be short and sweet. And we try to help others out there. You haven’t seen anything yet!
- 03/22/2019 Yes, there are a lot of quality articles out there. If you are making articles it takes a lot of time. But that’s also part of what makes good work. You have to be dedicated and passionate about your work or no one else will be. Thanks for the compliments about our writing style! Good luck to you too.
- 03/22/2019 Thanks for the compliments. We’ll try to keep bringing great articles out.
- 03/23/2019 Will try to fix that on the site. SEO is important. Thank you.
- 03/23/2019 Thanks again for your comments.
- 03/24/2019 We hope you benefited from our site. Thanks.
- 03/25/2019 Yes we had to contract out some work to another developer to work on the site but a lot of the work is done in-house and it takes time to fit all the pieces together. It’s a work-in-progress but part of what prompted us to take the steps to launch some of our content was the encouragement of our team and the quote “If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” This is probably from a book like Lemony Snicket or a song lyric. Sometimes you just have to figure stuff out on the fly. And also taking an inspired lead by Tony Robbins he said something to the effect of: sometimes you have to take a leap and take massive action. You may not know where you land or where you’re going but you’re gonna get better at it, get there faster and be able to more quickly adapt and change direction than had you not taken any direction at all. A lot of people come to our site for inspiration on starting a business advice and you have to be prepared for the unpredictable. ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’ is the quote. Of course you’re not gonna run head first into just any crazy dangerous situation all the time but often a lot of problems are pieced together with what you have, a hammer and duct tape and skills you had at the time. Everyone has done that and when the situation passes you’re better at this. A LOT of people are afraid to fail and it’s way too common that people are paralyzed by fear. You have to learn from your mistakes and mistakes should be treated as the best source of learning not something necessarily to beat yourself up over. How would you have know any better and how would you have known that you were going to fail or not? It’s sort of like asking for a date. You have a 50-50 chance. Either the date accepts or says no. But you won’t know till you get your courage up and walk over and ask. You might embarrass yourself but at least you’ll know the outcome. The worse that can happen is you have to try again. There is not always a perfect final product and if you try to write something like Harry Potter or Great Expectations on the first attempt in your head it’ll never happen. Get your thoughts down and refine and test. You don’t necessarily want to fly an airplane while building it but sometimes you have to get the structure and model down. You’re always going to want to fix things and there is never a perfect. Even when you’re out there looking. The only way is to keep testing and refining. You’re always vulnerable to failure and setbacks when you start projects. Such is life. Let fear propel you. And don’t be crippled by perfection. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable. A lot of great athletes get so comfortable with unease and the noise and stress of a crowd that it’s second nature. Michael Jordan for instance is a pro that can take free throws with a loud noisy crowd as if it is nothing and just sail right through a shot with ease. No one wants to feel uncomfortable so it’s about balance and getting better at things and the only way you get better is by doing it over and over. Another thing is about taking risks. What is that quote by Batman? Expect the unexpected. You can’t go through life avoiding risk because that would be boring like George Carlin says. And you can’t be expecting to control everything because you just can’t. When stuff hits the fan you have to adapt, else you do nothing and mess everything up. Now somethings you do have to prepare for of course like prepping for surgery or other things. But you also have to patience to do proper research. You have to have some backup plan. You have to know proper limitations. Wait sometimes before making the plunge. And somethings may never come or you might never be ready. Be OK with what you have. Life is different things to different people. Sometimes you have to either be close enough but also have to be pragmatic. Take a step in the right direction. Don’t worry it’s not perfectly laid out for you and be fearless in your pursuit of dreams. If you’re afraid of failure you won’t ever experience the vindication of success. What’s the point of life if you don’t enjoy what you do. You have to have a great mindset also. Don’t let the unknown prevent you from taking the first step. Same for having kids sometimes or starting a new job or buying a house. Sometimes you might have to just take the plunge. If wait till all the ducks are in a row and that everything is perfect you’ll be waiting forever for instance. It just depends on where you are in life. Some people wait and wait and then their significant other leaves cause they waited too long, but you have to decide what’s right for you. And problem solving skills and thinking on your feet are important too. You can read all you want or you you can go out and do it and sometimes there’s only so much you can read before you just have to commit to a course of action. Sometimes the universe also decides for you and plunges you into the unknown. Sometimes you just have to move. Like Wayne Gretsky the hockey player says you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Once you know better you can do better. Don’t live life with the regret of not trying something (business-wise, am not talking about stuff like trying illegal substances!) Make the best decision for yourself and don’t compromise or skimp on quality for someone else.
Kids also many a time don’t know what to do and sometimes have to make the best decision and fly by the seat of their pants sometimes. Sometimes you figure it out as you go as long as it’s not threatening anything major in your life. And sometimes new opportunities unfold from adversities that would never had been there if you hadn’t tried. Life is short. And I agree that you have to make the best of life and it’s what you make of it. Planning and foresight is important of course so don’t jump into things headlong and foolishly but do the best you can and then commit like Tony Robbins famously said and take massive action. Don’t make excuses for yourself all your life or put things off. Perfect conditions only happen if at all when you start the first step. It’s a happy medium of falling and catching yourself and keeping going like walking. You can’t depend on someone else and want it so bad until enough is enough. I found another good quote somewhere that goes “You will never be prepared, but you must never be without preparation.” Great quote. Be as ready as you can be and then take the leap of faith. Sometimes not being ready is a great thing that can help motivate you to be better and where you want to be and put you in a better place than had you not taken the plunge. Don’t overthink.
Getting started is often the hardest part. And if you do nothing, nothing happens. Do whatever you can to achieve what you want to achieve.
Thanks for the comment. These are just a hodge podge of random good life advice from some great thinkers and writers.
- 03/26/2019 Yes there are plugins that are mobile friendly and themes. I would check with your site provider and search for some ones using keyword “mobile” and you’re probably find a lot. Thanks.