Executive editor of FinderMind magazine, a people search engine on helping you find long-lost friends.
Several years ago, I enrolled in a self-improvement course which taught me a concept I found pretty useful to get more clients for my freelancing career.
If you want to “hit” a goal, you need to focus on two things:
- Trying to hit the goal as much as possible, called goal intensity.
- Trying to increase your chances for each hit, called goal efficiency.
Let me explain with a simple example. Let’s say your goal is to get ten dates this month. How do you go about doing it? You could spend all your time at the gym, attending self-improvement courses and so on. These things won’t help you get dates directly, but when the time comes to ask a girl out, these things will indirectly help you increase the chances that she’ll say yes.Read More
One thing I often hear from people is: “If I am only more persistent I could do this or that.”
Persistence is a trait we all want to have more of. Yet, somehow, and for many things we want to accomplish, persistence simply isn’t there. I don’t want to admit it myself, but I’ve given up on many projects that, if I’ve stuck with for long enough, would probably bring me more money and happiness in the long run.
I’ve had enough!
I couldn’t stand watching myself giving up on so many goals I wanted to accomplish so I looked for some external help. Books.Read More
Have you decided to learn web design?
Congratulations! Web design can be one of the most useful skills to acquire in your professional career. Your first 30 days of learning are crucial because many people simply give up after a week or two. In this article, we’ll go through some useful tips and tricks to help you get started with web design and stay on track.Read More
If you’ve ever had your own website, you probably know that the first thing you need to do in order to promote it is to get traffic. Then you can install Google Analytics and track that traffic, learn more about visitors, where do they come from etc.
The need for getting traffic is emphasized a lot. Actually, it is emphasized to that extent that people forgot one fundamental thing:Read More
What’s the one single thing that contributed to lowering major complications in surgery by a third and cutting death rates (also in a surgery) in half?
Was it a new drug? Not really. But if it was, there would certainly be an incredible amount of media attention, with the company/organization who invented it receiving incredible recognition.
That single thing that contributed to lowering complications and death rates was…a checklist. It was a 19-point checklist that was used before beginning surgery that made sure people did the essential things, like give anesthesia and check for other basic problems before operation.Read More
- find high-quality tutorials for any web design software tool, and find them easier and faster
- find decent alternatives for the current web design software you’re using
- search for what Spanish (or <insert your favorite nation here>) web designers are talking about
…and much more! You’ll learn all of this in the text below. I’ll use specific examples to illustrate my points, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your own examples when you understand the points. So let’s get started, shall we?Read More
Web design should be all about creativity, right? Free flow of ideas, designing what you want etc…While all of that is important, there are various ways to use objective data to get the most out of your design efforts. In this article, I’ll assume you’re a freelancer and working on someones else project. What steps can you take to ensure your web-design is data-driven?Read More
There’s a lot of advice out there on how to get ranked for some competitive keyword terms (like weight loss, credit cards and so on). What about first ranking for your websites name (if you have a new site)? If you create 2ndwebdesigner.com, for example, that doesn’t mean you’ll be #1 for ‘2ndwebdesigner’ or ‘2nd web designer’ immediately! Why?Read More