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Writing

Writing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Articles, they are a good way to drive some traffic. The get knowledge out about you, your brand and your products. They take time. They let you link all your content, making a web of who you are. It is great.

You write the articles, carefully researching the keywords to use to get the best results. Phrases such as “making money on-line” and “the best home business for 2012” are among your sentences. You add slogans like “best in class” and “people over products”. You are set. You are going places.

You have no traffic

Carefully go over the articles you see that are similar that get traffic. Are they heavy marketing rags or more believable as true content? Are they stories or a rap sheet? Are they reviews or commercials? Today’s Internet savvy shopper will see right through phoney content. Make it real. Stop marketing and start writing. Don’t fall to the trappings of article marketing.

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Frozen circles of life and death to the portal...

Frozen circles of life and death to the portal of other lands (Photo credit: texym11)

Time. It goes by quickly. A few hours grow to become a few days. A few days expand to cover a week. Time. It waits for no one. It marches to its own speed. Never slowing. Never going backward. Always forward. Time.

Not long ago, a mentor helped me to realize I was on the wrong path. I was put on this Earth to do far more than program computers. I was put here for far more than building websites, taking pictures or writing blog posts. I was put here to make a positive change the lives of others. Doing so would in turn change my life. That process has become. Each day, I look for the moment, for the opportunity to change the life of someone else. It matters not if the change is small or large. The goal is to create a positive change.

Each day, new steps are seen. Each day, new steps are missed. Each day, new steps are taken. Each day, new steps are left untrod. The challenge is not only to see, but to act. See and Act! Together, never separate. First one must see. Then one must act.

A mission

When I was younger, I heard many sermons on changing people’s lives. Typically, these were given by missionaries looking to encourage young people into one form of ministry or another. None ever gave much appeal to me. I had friends that journeyed out, not understanding why I staid behind. “Here is where I belong,” I would tell them. Cowardice was their thought.

More than once, the opportunity for ministry came about. I tried here and there, never appealed for long. I knew that I marveled in watching others grow. I tried different ways to affect that, none stuck to me as a true sense of purpose. I kept an eye out.

About a year ago, a new opportunity arose. It masked itself as a business, thought it is far more. Education. Training. Mentorship. All of the items I had missed in various business ideas over the years. The cost was not cheap. The path was well laid. The leadership encouraging. The education second to none. I stepped out. Way out of my comfort zone. And went under.

Head above water

For months I was overwhelmed with tasks. I did them all with great joy and excitement. I placed ads. I did videos. I wrote. I bought. I listened. I set goals. I. I. I. Me. Me. Me.

My family missed me. My wife missed me. I become lost in my own excitement. My joy turned to sorrow. I was broke. No money. No leads. No sales. No nothing. All due to the wrong focus. My eyes were on myself. They were not on others.

More than once, mentors offered a rope to my hands. More than once I halfheartedly took the offer. I wasted their time. I wasted money. Then it happened. The shore, you idiot. It is over there. Swim or get eaten.

My head was finally above water. I swam toward the real goals. I saw again my I am here. I am here to change the lives of others. My purpose is to make you a better person. The addition for you may be small or it may propel you to heights never before seen. It does not matter. You need help and I need to help you. The path is there to be seen. Act now. It is time to wake up!

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One step at a time.

One step at a time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is day two of my devotion to making each my own. Today was great! I took control of own path. I became assertive without being belligerent. I stood my ground when I needed and gave yield when appropriate.

I am finding as I move forward that I am becoming less tolerant of the lack of others to try, to do. Giving up as an option is quickly diminishing and my tolerance for that in others is becoming less so. Yes, there is much that is becoming less. I must be advised to myself to be careful. I wish to teach my children, not alienate them. I wish to show and demonstrate achievement, not overbearing. They need a strong leader in their father, not a distant figure others admire and they miss.

The next step is always there

As each day goes by. As each milestone is reached. As each checkpoint is cleared. The next step always presents itself. The next step always comes. The journey is long, each portion well filled and meant to be well enjoyed, no matter the circumstance. Today I push onward, replacing my demons of my past with new angels of love, grace and commitment. It is keeping to the trail that brings one to the end, not stopping and going back.

For me, there is no return to the past ways. Those ways lead me here. Those ways will not get me to where I need, no, where I MUST be.

Travel on.

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Stopping in from the road

Needing to attach Jetpack from my business blog “The Road to the Future” required creating an account with the place. Here I am. Where do you want to go?

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