Content Delivery Online – How Do You Present Your Information?

Of course, the principle method of sharing content online is your website, but what if you share introductory content in articles marketed across the internet directing traffic to your website? Do you think that might work?

Intentional Delivery -

The key component of article marketing is intentional delivery. Offer up information in a programmed method that presents plenty of knowledge and informative content without overloading the reader, then send them to your website for more information. Once there, be certain to provide all the information they might need on the topic, or at the very least, links to where they can find it.

Tell the Story -

Readers relate to memorable story-telling that resonates with their experience of life. When I find myself lingering in the low places of life, I seek out articles and information that will lift my spirits. Something like the Frog in the Butter story, or Zig Ziglar’s Bull Frog story, because they resonate with me. I not only like the story, but the fable entrenched in the words brings me out of my funk and makes me think about my current situation. Is it dire enough to ‘give up’ or should I simply keep working toward my goal.

I’m not an elephant. No matter how many chains try to hold me in the boundaries, I will escape. Determination is my strong point. I am determined to achieve my goal. You should be too. You should seek to escape the boundaries and achieve your goals no matter what the boundaries may be.

If reading someone else’s story inspires you… By all means, read the stories of others. Then be sure to tell your own.

Telling your story is what will bring the reader back to your website, time after time. They will want to know what happens to you.

Carry On -

The strongest emotions come from taking action. When I first started writing, I struggled with the use of passive words. I was a pretty passive person back then and action words just didn’t cut it for me. I ached when I tried to use them. Then I realized that when I targeted specific actions and made the effort to use those actions to not only drive my own efforts but to encourage others, the motivation came back – 10 fold.

Influence the Future by Improving the Odds in the Present

The new year is well under way and I will try and avoid the usual discussions, posts, and tweets about resolutions. This article relates to a belief I have that there is more to life than just randomness as many of the quantum theorists will tell us. It is not that I don’t believe in Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle or Chaos Theory but I have lived and breathed long enough on this planet to have witnessed and experienced events that suggest to me that there must be some ability to affect the quanta of the present to influence the future. Of course, most of us want to believe that not everything in life is just random as experiments in quantum physics have shown us. Most of us want to believe that if we put effort into the system we can tip the odds in our favour. I firmly believe that not only is this possible but it is what makes some people seem more “lucky” than us.

Let’s take the example of health for a moment. When you look at a disease like cancer it appears to be quite random. Everyone knows of that person who lived a very healthy life by not drinking and not smoking and exercising everyday but still developed cancer at a young age. Even more horrifying is when young children develop cancer – it just appears so random and it most cases, it is. There is however significant reams of research which demonstrates that through our efforts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we can turn the odds in our favour. It certainly does not mean that you have ultimate control over your fate, it just means that you can improve your odds.

If we accept that our intentions can improve our odds in health, it begs the question of whether our efforts can affect other measurable indicators such as prosperity. Once again it is clear that at its base, randomness is at play. Whether you were born into affluence or not was (depending upon your belief) a random fluke. As with health, there are numerous examples of people who were born into abject poverty but through sheer will and determination influenced the odds of the future and dramatically improved their state of affluence. When you take a look at anything life, any goals you might have or anything you might desire, at its base starts randomness. I believe we must accept the randomness but get better at playing the odds. While I don’t play poker, I know enough about the game to know that by learning the rules, a few tricks, and a bit about probability, you can become a better poker player. Randomness is inherent in the game of poker as it is in life but learning how to work with the odds can affect the future.

When things in your life seem to be not going well, know that your time will come – much like the wave which is in the trough, it will rise again. Also know that you can influence when that wave will rise. Believe in your ability to affect the odds of anything in your life. Learn the rules of the game and understand the odds and what you can do to improve them. If it works in games of chance, it can work for anything. The variables for your goal might be different and more complex than a game of cards but with intention and effort, the rules can be learned and you can gain confidence in your ability to influence the future by playing the odds of the present.

Why Your Past Affects Your Present And How To Change That

The past is a powerful place. It is where we spend up to 90% of our time. We have between 40, 000 and 60,000 thoughts per day and around 90% of them are spent thinking about the past. We can fret over tiny little slights, real or imagined; we can go over and over a conversation that we had, trying to pick out the ‘real’ meaning behind the words that the other person used; we can wish that outcomes had been different. We can do all of these things, but the one thing that we absolutely cannot do is change the past.

There are people perhaps known to us personally and several public figures who have overcome some horrendous situations and gone on to become remarkable individuals who have changed the course of the world. Nelson Mandela springs to mind. He had two choices, to hate the regime that had imprisoned him for 27 years of his life and so become bitter and twisted himself, or to forgive them, because in doing so he gave himself inner peace. He chose the latter and went on to become one of the most admired men in the world.

There are also people who have had bad things happen to them (or sometimes, things that other people don’t really consider to be that bad). These people have allowed themselves to be defined by that thing and have become unhappy and depressed. These people have lost their way and allowed their past to create their present, which in turn creates their future.

Which are you? Obviously, we are not all going to become a Nelson Mandela-like icons, but we can all choose to live the lives we want to live. It is a simple thing to stop your past from impacting upon your present and your future. Simple, but not easy.

Leaders, religious, political, educational and spiritual alike have said for centuries that they way you think affects the person that you are. Three examples, from three totally different sources:

Buddha said “The mind is everything. What you think, you become”
Einstein said “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”
Stephen Covey said “Live out of your imagination, not your history”
The theory is simple. The execution much more difficult. You simply have to think the life you want to have. You need to imagine it – totally and completely. Not a longing, with no actual effort being made to move towards it.

Top athletes use visualisation to improve their performance. Interestingly, experiments have been done that show that when a runner imagines running a race, really focuses and imagines everything; the starting blocks, the gun, the other runners, the smell of the racetrack, the sound of their breathing – everything – a strange thing happens. The muscles in their bodies respond as if they were really running the race! The mind and body don’t know the difference between real and imagined, if that imagined is detailed enough.

What could this mean for you? What can you imagine now that you are aware that imagining it in enough detail can make it happen?