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5 Popular Products To Sell On eBay & Amazon – Used Games / Movies / Books, Branded Fashion + More

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Most people call it "retail arbitrage" – the process of buying products cheaply from the likes of Walmart, and selling them online at a small profit. Whilst not the most effective way to make a living, it can give you some extra money to invest – which can then lead onto either having a larger company down the line, or just re-investing into more inventory.

The point is that "retail arbitrage" is a great demonstration of how the fast-paced modern world has a plethora of opportunity awaiting anyone willing to engage with it. This tutorial aims to give you an insight into exactly which products you should be building / designing, and how you should be selling them through the plethora of online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.

If you're new to this world, the most important thing to realize is that EVERYTHING IS AN OPPORTUNITY – just because it looks nonsensical does not mean that it will not be beneficial to you; the trick lies in being able to identify the correct things to do in order to create wealth for all involved. How you do it is up to you – the point is that if you're looking at this from the perspective of trying to make progress in life, it's one of the more effective ways to do it …

How It Works

Entrepreneurship has been somewhat commoditized in the past 20 years, especially due to the rise of the Internet. It used to be the case that you'd need a huge amount of capital to create a business – and you'd only then be able to serve a local market.

The Internet courage us the opportunity to reach a global audience with very few barriers to entry. Whilst it obviously increased competition in the same regard; it keeps savvy people the chance to change their lives by building a substantial asset-base from the products that most people will simply go and buy online.

This is the core of where most people see the opportunities in the modern world; offering new products to the global online audience. This is done either through your own website, Amazon, eBay, or one of the other large online marketplaces. Being able to understand how it works is the core of growth – allowing you to make significant progress if you do it correctly.

What To Sell

1. Used Games / Movies / Books

This is BY FAR the most important category for anyone looking to make progress. Selling used "entertainment" products is almost guaranteed to make you small amounts of profit; it's how Amazon started and is extremely good business (especially considering most people have tons of second hand books that they're basically willing to give away).

If you're able to get a hold of products which actually have large sales volumes, and decent prices, you'll typically find that people on Amazon / eBay will buy them for top price.

For example, I've sold a large number of Nintendo 64 games recently. I bought them as a "job lot" from a friend; paid $ 50 for a large box of them.

After listing them on eBay (with photos), I quickly found that several were worth a LOT of money … Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007 and several other games received bids of $ 35 each. The most popular – BY FAR – was "Zelda Majora's Mask", which fetched $ 65.

Considering I had several of these popular games, I made a substantial profit on the lot. I was able to then re-invest this money into buying a number of other lots which had similar rare games inside.

I've also sold a number of books (the most popular is "The Secret") as well as a series of movies that my friend had & wanted to sell. You can sell both of these on Amazon & eBay, allowing you to make decent profits from each.

2. Branded Fashion

This is a BIG one.

eBay is rife with people looking for "branded" fashion deals, and they'll quickly jump onto anything that gives them a top name / quality for a fraction of the cost of what it would be on the high street.

Whilst you may say "that's obvious", what most people do not know is that you can actually buy branded fashion products extremely cheaply from a number of discount / outlet stores, and basically sell them on the Internet for a profit.

A good example is Ralph Lauren. This is a mid-tier brand, who have "Outlet" stores around the world. I bought a sweater for £ 20.99 from one of their Outlets in the UK. Because I did not like it, I decided to sell it online (its RRP is £ 110) – after listing it for several days, the price shot up to £ 28.99 and ended in the £ 30's.

The point is that this allowed me to make a profit from doing slightly reliably (I just flipped the product for massive money). I was able to replicate this with a large number of other products from Ralph Lauren, and also Michael Kors. I found that women's products (handbags) typically fetched the highest "resale" prices, and then profits.

It must be noted that you can not do this with Amazon; only eBay.

3. Web Design / Technical Services

This is tricky because you're not actually selling the "service" through Amazon / eBay, but the products you created off the back of it.

With Web Design / Technical Services, what you're doing is giving people the opportunity to embrace the digital age by launching a website, or online marketing campaign, with your help.

This will typically gain a lot of local support – advertising "website creation" for $ 299 in the local paper will almost guarantee leads. However … the real trick with this type of service is to "solidify" any growth with actual boxed products.

Say you're a web developer who works with WordPress. Say you keep replicating functionality for each site you create. Say you want to make sure that you're able to replicate this more effectively in the future. You develop a plugin which provides you with the appropriate functionality, giving you the ability to help others achieve the same results without your direct input.

This is a product which can be sold online. You just need to create a "premium" version of the plugin, which you can get made into a simple "boxed" products & sell it on Amazon & eBay for $ 14.99 or similar.

The beauty of this is that the takings from this type of sale are almost entirely profit. You do it once and get continual paychecks irrespective of what else you're doing.

4. eBooks / "How To" Manuals

People are ALWAYS looking for "how to manuals" which skip to the actual "meat on the bone". Obviously, you can not write about things which are regulated (medical / financial etc) – but there are plenty of "problems" which require specific information to fix.

  • Languages
  • Buying Property
  • Moving Overseas
  • Creating a Network
  • Fixing Computers
  • HAM Radio
  • Arduino Development
  • How To Create Web Based Applications
  • Game Development
  • Writing a Novel
  • Wedding Planning For Beginners
  • How To Tailor Your Own Suit

These can all be packaged into a booklet and sold on one of the large online marketplaces. Price the book at something like $ 7.99 if it's small; $ 14.99 if it's somewhat larger and then $ 29.99 if it's quite extensive.

The important thing here is that these should be used as a way to attract leads to a wider business. The demand for these products does not exist in a vacuum, and it's often the case that people will either buy them to satisfy an underlining desire (to move abroad), or to indulge in a part of life that they may not have had access to before .

In terms of "selling" this type of product, ALWAYS lead with a "personal" brand – position yourself (or whoever actually created the information) as an expert – ("R Peck's Guide To Learning French in 14 Days").

This can then be backed up with a YouTube channel, Twitter feed, regular meetups to help people in various local communities. The products you offer on Amazon / eBay should just form part of this strategy.

This type of "information marketing" is a huge market and should definitely be considered – especially if you have a strong skillset, sometimes with a university education to back it up. The key soundbite with this is to practice what you preach . Fakes always get found out in the end.

5. Game Cheats / Hacks / Guides

The "eSports" market is growing.

The reason for this is because many people seem to have an obsession about becoming * really * good at a particular game. Whilst these people are many, they generally will not buy anything related to improving because they already think they are good … however, they will buy proven "hacks" / "systems" which guarantee improvement in a specific way.

Much like the eBook / "How To" recommendation above, if you're able to compile a system of appropriate information for a popular game, you'll make sales no matter who you are.

Here are some of the most popular at present:

  • League Of Legends
  • Call of Duty
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft
  • Starcraft II

Obviously there are more – but these provide you with an insight into what you're able to offer.

How To Do It

What you're really doing here is providing a "retail" opportunity for people participating in the "global" markets of eBay, Amazon and even the likes of Google. You're not trying to re-invent the wheel; people in those marketplaces want particular products, and it's your job to provide them.

The best to make these works correctly is to provide extremely high quality products at a fair price. Do not go crazy and try to squeeze everyone dry; you need to identify what you'd be willing to pay, and offer a product / service at that price. I've found it's better to under-charet than over-charge.

After this, you also need to ensure that you re-invest the money back into buying / building inventory. Do not make the mistake of spending what you make; you'll just reset yourself back to the beginning again.


Source by Richard Peck

Class Reunion Quotes – Top 7 Tips For Choosing Great Sayings When Planning Your Reunion Party

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If you’re planning a class reunion, sooner or later, you will be looking for wording to add to your save the date cards, website, emails and even favors. A great quote may work to inspire your classmates to attend your reunion party. Here are seven ideas for selecting just the right quotes for your big event.

1. Don’t get discouraged if your favorite search engine doesn’t offer many choices if you type in the words: class reunion quotes. In fact, you may not find any quotations that actually contain that phrase. You might come across this one by Tryon Edwards: Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. But that’s a bit heavy for a party.

2. Look for memories. In order to find appropriate class reunion quotes, you have to ask yourself what feelings you are seeking to stir in your former classmates. Encourage them to rekindle memories of the good old school days. Here’s some examples:

* Time endears but cannot fade the memories that friends have made.

* To reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share some memories, and play our songs again. – Ricky Nelson

* Fond memory brings the light of other days around me. – Thomas More

* When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. – Frederick Buechner

* Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out. – Libbie Fudim

3. Remind them of old friendships. One of the biggest reasons for attending a class reunion is to reconnect with past high school buddies. Search for quotes on friends, concentrating particularly on the sayings that emphasize those old, tried and true friendships. Here’s some ideas:

* No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. – Robert Southey

* Nothing is as comfortable as an old friend.

* I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul rememb’ring my good friends. – William Shakespeare

* Never forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours. – Ludwig Van Beethoven

* We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.

4. Talk about nostalgia. You can help your classmates reminisce by locating facts of events, prices, songs, sports and movies from your high school years. Or you can find quotes with the subject of nostalgia, for example:

* The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again. – Milton S. Eisenhower

* A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit. – Dan Bartolovic

5. Try a little humor. A well-chosen funny quip can sometimes be more effective than a philosophical quotation. Here are a couple of humorous ones that may work for you:

* Middle age is when your classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald they don’t recognize you. – Bennett Cerf

* True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. – Kurt Vonnegut

6. Listen to those old songs. Music can stir up all kinds of memories. So, you might borrow a line or two from a popular song from the year you graduated. If none of them seems quite appropriate, then you could look up the lyrics to songs about missing you, friendship, or remembering the good old days. Some possibilities would be Memories by Barbara Streisand, Reminiscing by the Little River Band and Please Remember by Leann Rimes.

7. Use your own words. You don’t have to quote a famous person to come up with a great saying for your class reunion. Flip through your old yearbook and see if any of your former students or teachers have an interesting remark listed. Brainstorm with your committee and see if you can come up with some wording ideas. Ask your classmates who register online to leave a comment. One of those might be just right for the event. Finally, you can always use your school motto, if you have one.

At first, finding a great class reunion quote might appear to be a difficult task. But it’s easy to assemble a nice selection, if you use these tips. Search for sayings with the right keywords, consider song lyrics or write your own catch phrase, and you’ll soon find you have a lot of choices.


Source by Linda Kling

Basic SEO Keyword Placement to Make Money Online

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If you have been following my Online Marketing with SEO work, and have had your share of late nights trying to understand SEO then you will know that Online Marketing and SEO is not as easy as is sometimes suggested. But you will also know if you started without Keyword Placement, that you have wasted valuable months and even years. Not to mention all the costs like Blog and Email List Hosting, and it’s all because of simple misdirection an incorrect Keyword Placement.

Keyword Placement is the one single most important factor which determines your rate of growth, next to compelling content. Absolutely everything you do online from Blog SEO, Blog Posts, Comments, Forum Discussions, Publishing, Solo Ads and the rest of the never ending methods of attracting visitors is based on Keyword Placement. And as I have recently discovered, the correct Keyword Placement can have your Blog, Video, Articles and E-Books show up on the First Search Result Page in a matter of Days not Months or Years.

One need to always consider and accept the fact that targeting the correct audience will require preparation and proper planning. But also that targeting an interested audience is the only way to make money online regardless of your method, be it Blogging, Affiliate Marketing or otherwise.

Another common SEO mistake is submitting a Site Map to Google, because if you do not then Google cannot find its way to your Blog. A Site Map reveals the Keywords and Keyword Phrases which describes your work best so it can be categorized accordingly. Submitting a Site Map is easily done by installing a Plugin like “All in One SEO” or “Google XML Sitemaps“, but you also need to check in the “Google Search Console” that the Sitemap is indeed accepted and understood.

I recently had an “HTTP 404 Error” on my Blog Sitemap, which kind of freaked me out just a little because I was under the impressions everything was completed successfully. And after some intensive research I found that this appear to be quite a common problem, but easily fixable.

Now a Sitemap URL normally end with “/sitemap.xml“, but sometimes an extra (Dot/Full Stop) is added at the end from inside the Google XML Sitemaps Plugin and may be one of the reasons for the “HTTP 404 Error“. Luckily this is easily rectified by simply deleting the old Sitemap from the Google Search Console and simply copy/paste the Sitemap URL from the Plugin, only discarding that last full stop.

But let’s get back to Keyword Placement, just thought I’d better share some latest findings that made a huge difference to my own Sites and Videos Ranking Capability. The first few lines of your content is also your most profitable lines to work with, because that is how your Content get Categorized by All Major Search Engines like Google and Bing. Which is why the Site Title (H1 Header) and Post Title (H2 Header) with Widget Titles (H3 Headers) and the first 160 Characters of your Content Body is the only way you will make money online with your Blog.

The challenge however is to use those Search Phrases as part of Description Context and not just cram a bunch of Search Phrases in there that makes no sense. Within a Description the Search Phrase targeted should appear at least 2 – 3 times, and can prove a lot more challenging when using Search Phrases in Context.

For best results with Keyword Placement it’s always advised to try and create a fusion between your site Long Tail and Short Tail Keywords, and then include these Search Phrases in both Title and First 160 Characters because that is normally recognized as your Content Description.

That is the Description you may also see in the Meta Description of sites on a Search Result Page in Any Major Search Engine. You have the Site Title normally at the top in Blue, then the URL right beneath it in Green with the Description Text in Black. You may also notice some Keywords in Bold within the Meta Description, which will be the Keywords the Site currently Ranks for.

Exactly which Keywords and Search Phrases to use will be different to each person depending on the Niche you choose to make money online with. It is always better to target Keywords and Search Phrases with a High Search Volume and a Low to Medium Competition, but even then it may take a while to actually appear in Google Search Results.

Search Engine Optimization is quite basic and mostly Logic once you get the hang of it, but it is the less travelled path for a reason. While actual Ranking may increase quite rapidly with correct Keyword Placement, it may involve weeks and even months of proper research to obtain those relevant Keywords and Search Phrases.

You may even end up changing the Blog and Post Title a few times in the Meta Description, but when you do be sure that you also check on the Sitemap in the Google Search Console. Remember that when you change Keywords and Search Phrases the entire Sitemap also changes, and if you do not update that it will be like giving Google the Wrong directions to your site.

Proper Search Engine Optimization really is as simple as merely telling All Major Search Engines exactly what your Blog, Video, Article or any Content is about. The basics always come down to Title, Description and how many times the Search Phrase appear.

Keyword and Search Phrase Placement is your Direction, and it’s So Much More Important than Speed. Making Money Online is a Numbers Game of how many hours, days, weeks, months and even Years you’re prepared to keep going.

Post Title Tip – Try avoiding words like “and” or “at” in a Post Title because this will sometimes show up as a Special Character (&@$%) which is not considered SEO Friendly and will decrease your Blog SEO Score.

This also goes for Video, Article and E-Book titles because at some point in time those Titles are going to show up in Google Search Results. Which is why it is so important to use the Search Phrases in Context because that is the Description that a Visitor will read.

This is also part of the “First Impression”, what does your potential buyer see when they look at the Meta Description on the Google Search Result Page? Do they see a desperate attempt at a sale, or an actual professional suggestion to relevant, unique and compelling content?

The only “Secret” to actually Making Money Online is to keep going until you succeed, not until you grow tired of trying.


Source by Deon Christie

Weak Erection Causes and Symptoms – Cure Weak Erection

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Introduction:

The weakness of erection during sexual intercourse can occur when the two small arteries do not receive the flow of blood from the heart and the aorta. The weakness in erection is the lining of blood vessels too weak to get to the penis.

Weak erection could be defined as inability to keep an erection strong enough to continue sex during love-making. This is sensitive part of the body must be in good conditions to keep the erection such as nerves pulses in the brain, spinal column around the penis, fibrous tissue muscles and veins near the corpora must be also in good conditions to allow full erection penis to take place and its occur when any of this activities disturbed.

Research has shown that weak erection has affected millions of men in the world today. It occur occasionally with man having experience at early stage does not mean that one has weak erection; it is normal and should not be worry, but if its more than two months, one can consult a specialist.

Weak Erection is an Aged Problem.

The new ways of handling this problem that causes failure in life has being discovered in recent time. The strong bond has been broken, to openly discuss the problems among themselves. Men have openly talked about the weak erection among themselves on the subject matter, initially they were ashamed, embarrassed and feeling incomplete. The treatments of this peculiar life problem are available in order to overcoming the inadequate situations, because to discuss about the problem is acceptable and willingness to search for better solutions in recent time.

What are the Causes of Weak Erection

The disruption of blood flow to the penis vein is a major cause of weakness of penis during sexual intercourse. Although, there are other causes to the weakness in erection such as suffering from diabetes for a long period of time which must have damage the nerve system, cardiovascular disorder, prostate cancer operations, side effects of using hard drugs, multiple sclerosis, hormonal disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, fear of guilt, low self-esteem; and also old age plays importance rule in the development of weak erection in a man’s life, because weak erection occur so much in the age bracket of 40 – 65 years. This age group seems to live in total weakness of penis due to their past activity in their early age.

Who suffering from Weakness in Erection

i. Those involve highly in use of drugs and alcoholic,

ii. Those suffering from trauma or surgery damage on the vein around the penis,

iii. Those living in depression, stress and anxiety,

iv. Those who smoke heavily with serious disorders such as High Blood Pressure, and

v. Those who lives overweight, etc

What are the Symptoms of Weak Erection

Many men take much of stimulants for direct actions when having sexual intercourse, when there are no symptoms of weakness in erection, and practice of this method for long time may cause weak erection. Alternatively, if a man notice sign in weakness of erection or organism taking longer time to achieve erection during love-making, which some stimulation drugs being apply to increase volume of ejaculation, then, specialist should be contacted immediately.

How Weak Erection Diagnosed?

Consulting medical experts on weakness in erection for proper cross-examination on your medical and sexual details to figure out the source of problem is necessary. Please be honest when discussing with your medical consultant so as to enable him conduct correct diagnosis.

Your doctor may want to carry out a several medical examination to rule out any possible effects which will result conducting many tests for proper results to determine your blood count, liver enzymes, free testosterone in the blood and urinalysis.

Ultrasonography test should be carried out in order to ascertain the arterial circulation in the genital organs, neurological evaluation to assess nerve damage, cavernosometry to determine the penile vascular pressure in the blood flow to and fro the penis to be traced with an injected dye may be scheduled. Erection during sleeping is another way of testing but does not guaranteed perfect result. It is very necessary to conduct psychosocial examination to reveal the causes of weak erection problems.

How to Cure Weak Erection

Use of stimulants and other means to achieve quick erection during sexual intercourse causes weak erection; why not discuss with your consultants of the possibility of your weakness of penis and present treatment taken. Frequent use of stimulant during sexual intercourse accounts for 35% of weakness of penis during love-making among men.

Changes in lifestyle may reverse weak erection such changes may be to stop smoking, loss of weight, exercises, reduces stress, sleeping well, attending physical and medical seminars, group discussions, and medical examinations.

Surgeries are rare to cure weak erection, and can be recommended when necessary. But there are some drugs to revitalize the weakness. However, some drug having worse side effect when used, may be recommended before using it. Research shown that mechanical vacuum devices involve several parts which must be intact during sexual intercourse; and oral testosterone is option to cure it, but this may cause liver damage. Weak erection is commonly among young men in recent time.

Living With Weak Erection.

You need to talk to your partner and also study material on weak erection. You should discussing and asking questions from your medical consultants. If possible you can meet community health researcher for possible advice and prescriptions for appropriate treatments. Research confirms that weak erection is not disease to be hopeless in life. There is hope to lives with Weak Erection.


Source by Dr John Anne

The Benefits of Blending Ginkgo and Gotu Kola

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Each of these two world renowned herbs are often use together with enhanced effects as a powerful brain tonic. Ginkgo Biloba benefits include circulatory and memory augmentation which works perfectly alongside Gotu kola benefits as a brain booster and nervous system relaxer. Certain medicinal extracts are now available that combined the two healing properties of both these amazing herbs.

Benefits of Ginkgo and Gotu Kola Herbal Extracts:

Increases blood flow to the brain

Promotes longevity and anti-aging effects

Protects the brain against dangerous free radicals

Advances capillary utilization

Gives the brain the ability to handle stress more effectively

The uses Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) have been used as medicine since prehistoric times in India and in the science of Ayurveda. It was used both internally and externally in Indonesia, with its known effects to heal wounds and relieve leprosy.

Ginkgo Biloba can be traced back to ancient China and the traditions of using ginkgo to treat the brain and alleviate symptoms of coughs and allergies. Standardized extracts are still used widely today in medical establishments in France and Germany.

In China it is one of the reported “miracle elixirs of life”. Gotu kola extract holds the reputation as an herb that promotes longevity. This stems from the report of Chinese herbalist Li Ching Yun, who lived to be 256 years of age. Li Ching Yun’s longevity was supposedly a result of his regular use of an herbal mixture chiefly composed of Gotu kola.

The brain requires basically two things to provide energy: glucose and oxygen. A Ginkgo Biloba extract is extraordinary in its ability to prevent metabolic disturbances in the experimental models of insufficient blood supply to the brain. This is achieved by an enhanced utilization of oxygen and an increased cellular uptake of glucose, thus restoring energy production.

Gotu kola or is an herbaceous perennial plant native to Asian and Indonesia. This viney, creeping plant flourishes in and around water, although it grows best in damp, swampy areas. Gotu kola is often found growing along stone walls or other rocky, sunny areas at elevations of approximately 2,000 feet in regions of the world.

It is also beneficial to:

Cellulite

Wound healing

Mental function

Varicose veins

Scleroderma

The primary active constituents of Gotu kola are known to be the triterpenoid compounds. Its extracts were incorporated into the Indian pharmacopeia, where it was recommended for treatment of various skin conditions such as lupus, varicose ulcers, eczema and psoriasis. It was also used to treat diarrhea, fever, amenorrhea, and diseases of the female urinary tract.

Why They Are Good For The Brain

A significant increase in the mental abilities in a number of case studies using Gotu kola benefits has been reported. It’s triterpenes have demonstrated mild tranquilizing, anti-stress and anti-anxiety action via enhancement of cholinergic mechanisms. Presumably this mechanism is responsible for the enhancement of mental function as well.

Ginkgo Biloba benefits the brain include membrane stabilization, free radical scavenging, and antioxidant advantages. It is a most effective inhibitor of lipid per-oxidation of cellular membranes. This results in the health enhancement of brain and nerve cells to function optimally.

Both Ginkgo Biloba extract and Gotu kola are well tolerated when taken orally. They work well together and seem to promote and increase the healing properties of one another.


Source by Jeri Hill

Stop Being Content With So Little And Reach For Something Bigger Than What You Have

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You’re Not Meant To Play Small

There comes a point in a person’s life when their childhood dreams evaporate into a void, overtaken by the demands of everyday life.

If this describes you, there’s a tendency to play small instead of reaching for something more.

I experienced this early in my career where my problems consumed me to the extent it became part of my identity. You feel like a boxer pushed onto the ropes and your only form of defence is to retreat until you find the motivation to recover. Many successful people have been in this situation including J. K. Rowling, so it is nothing to be ashamed of.

Performance psychologist Stan Beecham writes in Elite Minds: Creating the Competitive Advantage: “Beliefs control biology, biology controls behaviour, and behaviour determines success.”

On some level, you know you’re not meant to play small. Part of you recognises your potential, but something stops you from achieving it. People struggle for years before finally realising the pain and disappointment is not worth it, at which point they give up. However, I encourage you not to not act impulsively and consider whether giving up is your only choice. Often, there are other options that may involve pivoting in a different direction to achieve your goals.

Research experiments on animals have observed that when their food sources are restricted, they stop scouring for food and give up. Their fatalist brain believes food is in short supply and they accept this outcome. We all do this and give up when pushed to our limits. Though, we develop our greatest personal growth if we stay the distance.

“Feel your urges, and push them back at least twice before giving in,” writes Peter Hollins in The Science of Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: How to Live Fearlessly, Seize Opportunity, and Make Each Day Memorable.

You are only as strong as the level of your personal growth. To equate this in terms of a fitness metaphor, you are only capable of lifting weights proportional to the physical training you have undergone. If you train often, chances are you are you will lift heavier owing to your conditioning and dedicated training.

Your mental and emotional resiliency functions in the same respect, in so far as life’s challenges help you to develop resiliency.

Those Who Are Resilient Stay In The Game Longer

Challenges and setbacks are not meant to defeat you, but promote you. However, I realise after many years of defeats, it can crush your spirit and it is easier to give up than risk further setbacks and disappointments.

To be honest, I don’t have the answers. I can’t tell you what the right course of action is; only you will know. However, it’s important not to be discouraged by failure when pursuing a goal or a dream, since failure itself means different things to different people.

“Growth comes at the point of resistance; we learn by pushing ourselves to the outer reaches of our abilities,” explains authors Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness in Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success.

To a person with a fixed mindset failure is a blow to their self-esteem, yet to a person with a growth mindset, it’s an opportunity to improve and find new ways to overcome their obstacles. Same failure, yet different responses.

Who is right and who is wrong?

Neither.

Each person has a different mindset that decides their outcome. Those who are resilient stay in the game longer and draw on their inner means to succeed.

I’ve coached clients who gave up after many years toiling away at their respective goal or dream. It was at that point their biggest breakthrough came. Perhaps all those years of perseverance finally paid off. It was the 19th Century’s minister Henry Ward Beecher who once said: “One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”

No one knows what the future holds, so your only guide is whether you can endure repeated defeats and disappointments and still pursue your dream.

Consider the advice from the American academic and psychologist Angela Duckworth who writes in Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance: “Many of us, it seems, quit what we start far too early and far too often. Even more than the effort a gritty person puts in on a single day, what matters is that they wake up the next day, and the next, ready to get on that treadmill and keep going.”

I know one thing for certain: don’t settle for less than what you’re capable of, but strive for something bigger.

Some of you reading this might identify with this message because it resonates with you on a deeper level. For others, at the end of their tether the message might be nothing more than a trivial pep talk.

What I wish to convey irrespective of where you are in your journey is: NEVER settle for less. If you settle for less, you will receive less than you deserve and convince yourself you are justified to receive it.

Develop A Powerful Vision Of What You Want

I recall a passage my father often used growing up: “Don’t tell me your problems unless you’ve spent weeks trying to solve them yourself.” That advice has echoed in my mind for decades and became my motivator. Don’t leave it to others or outside circumstances to motivate you because you will be let down every time. It must come from within you.

Gnaw away at your problems until you solve them or find a solution. Problems are not stop signs, they are advising you that more work is required to overcome them. Most times, problems help you gain a skill or develop the resources to succeed later.

“The best form of confidence is the confidence that comes from achievement,” states author Larry Weidel in Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success.

So embrace your challenges and develop the grit to push past them instead of retreat in resignation.

Where are you settling in your life right now?

Could you be you playing for bigger stakes than you are?

Are you willing to play bigger even if it means repeated failures and setbacks?

You should ask yourself these questions to decide whether you’re willing to put yourself on the line or settle for less. And that’s fine if you’re content to receive less, as long as you’re not regretful later.

If you have not achieved the success you deserve and are considering giving up, will you regret it in a few years or decades from now?

Only you can answer that, but you should carve out time to discover your motivation for pursuing your goals.

It’s a fact, if you don’t know what you want you’ll get what life hands you and it may not be in your best interest, affirms author Larry Weidel: “Winners know that if you don’t figure out what you want, you’ll get whatever life hands you.”

The key is to develop a powerful vision of what you want and hold that image in your mind. Nurture it daily and give it life by taking purposeful action towards it.

Vision + desire + dedication + patience + daily action leads to astonishing success. Are you willing to commit to this way of life or jump ship at the first sign of failure?

I’m amused when I read questions written by millennials on Quora who ask how they can become rich and famous or the next Elon Musk. Success is a fickle and long game with highs and lows. Similarly, there are no assurances even if you’re an overnight sensation, to sustain it for long, particularly if you don’t have the mental and emotional means to endure it.

Brendon Burchard states in High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way: “Be more intentional about who you want to become. Have vision beyond your current circumstances. Imagine your best future self, and start acting like that person today.”

This means you must rely on the one true constant in your favour: your personal development. The more you grow, the more you gain in terms of financial resources, status, success – simple. If you leave it to outside conditions to dictate your circumstances, you are rolling the dice on your future.

So become intentional on what you want out of life.

Commit to it.

Nurture your dreams.

Focus on your development and if you want to give up, know what’s involved before you take the plunge.

Because I assure you, someone out there right now is working harder than you, reading more books, sleeping less and sacrificing all they have to realise their dreams and it may contest with yours.

Don’t leave your dreams to chance.


Source by Tony Fahkry

The Purpose of Control Accounts

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The reasons for having control accounts are as follows:

1. Check on the accuracy

They provide a check on the accuracy of entries made in the personal accounts in the sales ledger and purchase ledger. It is very easy to make a mistake in posting entries, because there might be hundreds of entries to make. Figures might get transposed. Some entries might be omitted altogether, so that an invoice or a payment transaction does not appear in a personal account as it should. By comparing:

o The total balance on the debtors account with the total of individual balances on the personal accounts in the sales ledger.

o The total balance on the creditors account with the total of individual balances on the personal accounts in the purchase ledger.

It is possible to identify the fact that errors have been made.

2. Location of errors

It could also assist in the location of errors, where posting to the control accounts are made daily or weekly, or even monthly. If a clerk fails to record an invoice or a payment in a personal account, or makes a transaction error, it would be a formidable task to locate the error or errors at the end of a year, say, given the hundreds or thousands of transactions during the year.

By using the control account, a comparison with the individual balances in the sales or purchase ledger can be made for every week or day of the month, and the error found much more quickly than if accounts did not exist.

3. For internal check

Where there is a separate of clerical bookkeeping duties, the control account provides an internal check. The person posting entries to the accounts will act as check on a different person whose job it is to post entries to the sales and purchase ledger accounts.

4. More simply and quickly

To provide debtors and creditors balances more quickly for producing a trial balance or balance sheet. A single balance on a control account is obviously expected simpler and quickly than many individual balances in the sales or purchase ledger.

This means also that the number of accounts in the double entry bookkeeping system can be kept down to a manageable size, since the personal accounts are memorandum accounts only and the control accounts instead provide the accounts required for a double entry system.


Source by Randika Lalith Abeysinghe

Build Your Personality, Be Addressed Like You Want to Be Addressed

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The entertainment point gives a lot of information ranging from the latest news, celebrity gist, new music, movie review, fashion trend and more importantly personality development. Today I will be writing about four things that are decreasing human performance and productivity.

Here are four things you need to stop, because they are making us stressed out, reducing our productivity and negatively affecting our relationships and personal life:

1. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished until later date or time. Sometimes, procrastination takes place until the last minute before a deadline. There is this feeling of ‘there is still time’, ‘I can do this later’ etc. Procrastination makes you do things in a haste thereby increasing chances of mistakes because you are doing them in the last minute and increasing pressure. Procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression and self-doubt. Are you always late? Or you seem to do things when they are almost expiring or rather you still perform poorly when you have enough time to give a good performance, then check yourself you are procrastinating, fight it today by doing anything you want to do immediately, remember the saying “The Earlier The Better.”

2. Laziness: Laziness is also called indolence; it is a habit rather than a mental health issue. It reflect a lack of self esteem, a lack of discipline stemming from low self-confidence, or a lack of interest in the activity or belief in its worth. Sometimes you have this feeling when you have a lot of work to do, but you feel tired not because you are sick, but because you have a negative feeling towards the work or you feel the work is not worth giving your best. Laziness may manifest as procrastination. Remember “Anything worth doing is worth doing well

3. Distraction: Distraction is the process of diverting the attention of an individual from a desired area of focus and thereby blocking or reducing the reception of desired information. Distraction is caused by the lack of ability to pay attention; Lack of interest in the object of attention or the greater intensity of something other than the object of attention. We all are victims of distraction, in the 21st Century, with advancement of technology; there is increased distraction from our phones, social media, laptops, computer games, video games etc. Students today, find it difficult to concentrate in class; workers find it difficult to concentrate in their working place, thereby reducing both our performance and productivity. Even though distraction is useful in the management of pain and anxiety, we still have to learn how to concentrate whenever we are supposed to. Remember this saying by Beth Moore “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best” Beth Moore

4. Workaholism (Workaholic): A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. A workaholic is one who works excessively hard and for long hours. While the term may imply that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately means that they simply feel compelled to do it. According to Cambridge Dictionary, It can also be a person who works a lot of the time and finds it difficult not to work. You may be surprised that there are people who love to work more than anything, Yes! There are, even though it is a good thing to love your work, but there is also a limit to everything.

While we work to earn money, we need to spend some time resting and to spend with our family, as a parent, it is bad not to have time for your spouse and kids, it make them lack parental love which can cause bad habits like drug abuse and increase their chance of being violent.

Like we know, too much of everything is bad. There are a number of effects of workaholism which includes: Deep related health problems, it can lead to a loss of empathy and negatively affect relationships, it makes you burn out (mentally exhausted) and it causes fatigue thereby reducing your performance in that job you love. Like they say “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.”


Source by Qosim Suleiman

Top 4 Ways of Getting Rid of Skin Tags at Home

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You can always get a doctor to get rid of your skin tags; however, because it is generally considered a cosmetic problem, many insurance companies won’t cover the procedure. This leaves you paying a large bill for what is considered a fairly simple process. Before you head off to the doctors office, why not try these simple home methods for getting rid of skin tags.

The first option you have for getting rid of your skin tags is to simply cut them off. It is important to note when doing this that there is a serious risk of infection if you use this method improperly. You should not only use brand new implements for this procedure, but you should also sterilize them first.

You can clean them either by soaking them in a sanitizer (the kind you clean yourself with, not your house) or putting them in fire for a minute or so. Just be sure to let them cool first if you put them in fire. You can clip off the skin tags with small scissors, but you may find it easier to use nail clippers. Simply snip the tag off at the bottom near the healthy skin. This sounds like it hurts a lot, but is generally not too painful. Be sure to have cotton balls or bandages around though, just in case you do bleed some.

Another method for skin tag removal is freezing them off. Doctors often use this method for getting rid of skin tags and warts, but products have come on the market in recent years for doing this at home. Simply find the product at a grocery store and follow the instructions. Because these kits are small and less effective than what a doctor uses, you should probably only consider this method for small tags.

The last home option available for getting rid of skin tags is to cut off their blood supply. This sounds slightly dangerous, but is probably the safest of the home removal options. In this method, you cut off the blood supply to the skin tag by tying string very tightly around the base of the tag.

Depending on the location of your skin tags, you will probably need help tying the string tight enough. Remember to use strong string and to tie it as tightly as possible. You will need to knot the string and keep in on for a few days. After the tag has been cut off from the blood supply, it will eventually die and simply fall off.

While these remedies may be effective for getting rid of skin tags, there are some instances where you should see a doctor instead. There are rare occasions where a skin tag can be malignant, so if you have one dramatically change size or color, you should see a doctor. You should also consult a doctor if anything goes wrong with the removal or if the entire tag doesn’t come off. Again, remember to be safe, sterilize, and get someone to help you if you need it.


Source by Lyne Doxley

Outercourse – A Guide to Non Penetrative Sex (NPS)

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The first thing that has to be established when talking about outercourse is what it actually is. When I deal with outercourse, I refer to it as an alternative to intercourse that does not involve vaginal penetration. It is also known as Non-Penetrative Sex (NPS). This definition is not perfect as some people consider oral sex to not be outercourse, however it is the definition of outercourse I will use here.

Recently there has been a move towards outercourse being used as an alternative to intercourse for young people. While it is better that young people practice NPS than risk pregnancy by having sex unprepared, the practice usually leads to intercourse so it does not act as anything more than a temporary solution.

While many people consider outercourse to be a kind of foreplay, this is a limiting definition. In fact outercourse can be as satisfying as intercourse. Some people even view it as the highlight of the sex act. Therefore do not limit yourself by just thinking of it as foreplay, consider it as another tool for both of your sexual satisfaction!

Performing Outercourse: Guide to the Outercourse Orgasm

Outercourse comes in many different kinds, however there are a few major kinds:

* Dry hump grind: This is simulated sex using a layer of clothing to prevent penetration. Usually it is done in the underwear as it is easy to damage yourself on zippers (Believe me!) if done incorrectly. Mixing grinding and thrusting is the easiest way to make this great for your woman.

* The hand: There are countless ways to use your hand to stimulate your partner. In fact some techniques such as female squirting orgasm, as easier to do using your hands. The clitoris and G-spot are usually the easiest places to aim for, but the AFE and Deep Spot are also areas you should consider targeting.

* Breast play: There are a number of ways that a man can have an outercourse orgasm (Or give one) using a woman’s breasts. Usually the nipples are the most sensitive part of the breast, so by focusing on them with teases, licking, squeezing and light twisting it is possible for her to have an outercourse orgasm from this. Many guys also push the breasts together, using lotion to use them as a ‘vagina.’

* The legs: There are almost intimate erotic potential in the legs. For the woman, you can rub her clitoris with your thigh to give her a different kind of thrill. She can also stimulate you by clamping your penis between her thighs (Interfemoral intercourse). The guy wants to be careful to use lots of lotion and not to ejaculate onto the vagina as this is easy to do from this position. Other parts that can be used for an outercourse orgasm include her feet by putting them together. This leaves a gap that can be used and the Japanese traditional authors have written odes to the pleasures of this kind of sex. Her calves can also be used although this is tricky.

* The buttocks: Sex using the buttocks has the title of intergluteal sex. This is not anal sex as no penetration of the anus occurs. Instead the man clenches his penis between her buttocks for a different kind of thrill.

* The labia: This can be a great foreplay or a way to give genital-to-genital contact without penetration. Here the man angles his penis so that it runs the length of the labia. The woman can then rub up and down for a different kind of thrill.

* Oral sex. Some people consider this to be outercourse. This involves using your tongue or lips on the clitoris and labia.

Outercourse Tips

Outercourse like many kinds of sex needs variety to be a big part of your sex life. Therefore you will want to make sure that you keep varying it to keep things exciting. Consider it an extra technique and even if you enjoy intercourse, mixing it with outercourse offers infinite possibilities for great sex where every part of your bodies becomes filled with erotic potential.


Source by Harlan Mulroy

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