This week the theme appears to be about perseverance. And positivity. Concerning believing in yourself Taylor Richards teaches - "You can do anything" in a lecture segment by the same name. He admonishes that we do not doubt ourselves.
R. and Patricia T. Holland had a good quote in their shared talk from a writer with great advice:
Marilyn Funt, who wrote the book Are You Anybody? did so in response to people’s asking in the Hollywood swirl if she “was anybody.” In answer she said:
I used to think being somebody meant public recognition of one’s efforts. Wrong. I now know that the feeling of being somebody comes from hard work and self-growth. Being in control of my life makes me answer that question with a strong “Yes!” [New York: Pinacle Books, 1981]
It is good to fill our minds with uplifting thoughts and messages. This week in my other business class we are learning to use adwords especially focusing on using great keywords that work. This site is that project. When the words I chose have not caused any monetary success it is disappointing. But looking at the bright side I have had an increased number of visitors...in fact it has doubled.
So continuing my personal heroic journey I will take these minor setbacks as merely lessons and continue on.
I liked this quote from Stephen R. Covey:
The amateur salesman sells products, the professional salesman sells solutions to needs and problems. . . The key to good judgment is understanding. If we judge first, we will never fully understand. (Covey)
Learning what my potential clients want is my current task as well as letting them know I am here. I have much about the need to keep moving forward as well as learning from the past. I do believe that working hard is a great quality to have. Sadly my personality is one that accepts mediocrity.
If I do not succeed I tend to say, "Oh, well. At least I tried."
I think the lesson I am supposed to have learned is that once one has failed they try a new tactic and still strive to reach the goal.
I will keep moving.