Do You Live a Fulfilled Life?

My grandpa on my dad’s side is 100 years this year. Even though he’s of the age where many people are just idly waiting for their deaths, he knows how to keeps himself busy – which will actually extend your lifespan and keeps your life much more interesting. Remember, you only live this life once, there’s no rewind or second chance.

From Monday to Friday, he will get up around 5:30AM and then get breakfast, followed by reading the newspaper and preparing himself for when the stock market opens. He’ll go to the stock exchange building and look at the changing prices for his stock trading (he does this not to try and make lots of money but as something he can do each day and to keep him interested). After the market closes, he’ll eat lunch and take a nap. Then, he’ll read some more newspapers and/or watch TV at night. Even though he’s almost fully deaf, he’ll still watch TV as he can still read the captions.

On the weekends, when the markets are closed, he’ll read newspapers and play mah-jong with his kids (when they come back to see him).

He knows that the way to live a long and good life is to keep himself busy and interested. Are you doing that in your life right now?

Another grandmother that I met is 78 years old. She’ll swim 1,000 meters each day as her exercise; then she’ll join in some crafts club during the day as well as make her own purses and wallets out of cloths that she buy. She’ll also buy tickets to concerts and performances (to everything ranging from latin dance competition, to classical music, to the pop stars that young adults listen to). She’s living her life to the fullest.

If you think about it, we only have one chance at this life, so why not go out and see what your passion and interests are, start developing them right now (it’s never too late to start), and start doing more of what makes you happy right now. This way, not only will you live a life that you’ll look back on with happiness, but also extend your life span (as compared to if you’re just doing nothing once you retire since work took up so much of your time, that you have nothing else to look forward to each day).

Live Your Life to Fulfill Your Passion and Happiness!

Feel Free to Share Your Comments on What Your Passion and Causes of Happiness Are!

What I Learned from My Grandpa – Journalling

I’m visiting my relatives in Taiwan and my grandma was curious as to when my birthday was in the lunar calendar year (as I’m Chinese). So she flipped open my grandpa’s old notebook as my grandpa was very organized and had took down all of our birthdays.

As I reminisced about the good times that I had with my grandpa (he passed away 4 years ago), I decided to flip through his notebook to see what other information he had wrote down. His notebook was filled with his scribbles that included the date and various topics of things that he thought was important or that happened to him and people he knew. In his notebook, I learned what’s a good way to cook a sea cucumber; what needed fixing around the house and how he was able to fix it; the times when him or my grandma had health check-ups or got injured; a Chinese poem that he liked, and more…

What I realized that it’s important to start “journalling” or keeping a diary what’s happening in your life.

There’s 3 main reasons for this:

1. You’ll Remember Your Lessons/Improvements and Implement Success Steps Better – When you write things down, you’re more likely to remember it by 70% as compared to when you don’t write things down (this was based on studies and my own observations as a study skills expert since 2008). Therefore, if you’ve made mistakes or have actions plans for how to improve and reach your goals – you’re also more likely to implement it and reach success as you’ll remember it better when you keep a daily diary.

2. Easier to Teach Others What You’ve Learned - If you decided to write a book, give a speech, or teach others about the lessons that you’ve learned – when you write down the lessons that you’ve learned each day when it’s fresh in your mind, it’s much easier to have the details so that you can give people an example of how to implement your teachings. If you had to think back 3, 5, 20, or even more years for an example of how you learned the lesson, it’d be hard to have all the details (not impossible but slightly hard if you don’t have a really good memory).

3. Easier to Share Your Life Story with Others – If you wanted people to learn about your life or if others wanted to know more about you such as through a biography or autobiography- it’s easier for you to share your life’s story with others when it’s all documented – you just have to compile it. It was easier for me to find out even more about what kind of person my grandpa was like by reading through his scribbles to see what his thoughts were, etc.

HOW TO KEEP A DIARY

1. Give yourself at least 10-15 minutes each day of undisturbed time to truly reflect and write down what happened in your life that day

2. Write down any mistakes that you made and the context of the mistake – people can learn better through examples of mistakes and improvement points instead of you just teaching people what to do and not letting them know what’s an example that they can use it in.

3. Write down how to improve upon the mistake the next time you’re in the same or similar situation -by noting this, you’ll be 70% more likely to implement this improvement action compared to if you didn’t write it down as you’ll remember it better. Even if you forget, it’s more likely to be ingrained in your subconscious – causing you to be more likely to implement your action point.

That’s it – 3 main steps – and just make sure you include the date.

You can write it down or blog or simply keep an electronic diary.

I look forward to learning about who you are and what you’ve learned in your life.

Joined a Coaching Program & How Much Can I make in 6 months?

Alright, so Dean Holland’s recently inviting his customers to join his 6 month coaching program. I figured, why not? I have 6 months to prove to myself that I can make money online.

He started out by asking how much money I want to make in 6 months. I held back a little, which he sensed immediately as I said, “$2,000/month”. He asked me straight up, “are you holding back?” To which I replied yes. In fact, $5,000/month is more so what I’m going for. We both agreed on the fact that if you’re going to make goals, may as well aim for higher since if you only aim for $2,000, that’s what you’ll reach. If you aim for $5,000, even if you fail and only reach $3,000, that is still better than $2,000!

Anyways, this week, what I’ve done so far is really narrowed down as to what 2 niches I want to go into. After doing research on the Warrior Forum, I’ve noticed that automation with anything seems to sell really well (such as automate your content creation) or lots of “done for you” services (such as SEO ranking). So, I want to investigate more into how I can automate tasks to help make other people (as well as my own business) increase the efficiency in their business so they can really concentrate on what they’re good at (which probably isn’t trying to rank for SEO and creating backlinks).

Also, I can definitely do some done for you Facebook fan page (as that’s my expertise) and training of doing your own Fan Page from start to finish (including tested and prove techniques that my local client use to go from 63 fans to 363 raving fans in less than a year – which is better than a large fan base that doesn’t really interact with you) now that the Facebook Timeline has had about a month to wreak havoc upon people.

I’m going to wait and see if I can make use of my 2 video training courses that I’ve already created on Facebook Fan Page Mastery (covering from how to set up your own fan page without having to know how to program, ideas for status updates if you have no idea what to write to keep people engaged so that you provide information and build your credibility and sales, and of course how to market your fan page to build your fan base) and also my Content Time Saver on how to quickly create valuable content that engages people.

For this week, so far, I’ve also drew out my sales funnel that talks about what offers I can give people at different price points, including a small offering at the front end to build my email list ($7-$17 ebook probably), then upselling to a higher priced video training or membership site (that I still need to create). And I’ve projected how much I’ll make – hoping that if I sell a $7 e-book, if 500 people buy, then that’ll be $3,500!

More importantly, my email list will grow by 10x! And what I can downsell them to if they say no (I’m going to say $1 for a 7 day trial to my membership site that I need to create as that seems to be occurring for a lot of marketers in terms of promotions)

Let me know what your thoughts are and share with me what your goals are so that we can be in this together.

Remember, the first step is knowing where you are headed to – it’s much easier to get there than just roaming around aimlessly. Time to focus!

Make Money Online at Home – My First Mistake!

Alright, so I’ve gone through George Brown’s Google Sniper training and just to speed things up, I’ve even bought his accelerated training course (this is a 3 hour advanced training that did actually save me probably 5 hours for setting up the making money online system).

Just to explain, Google Sniper teaches you how to set up sites that promote affiliate products to make money by determining which affiliate products to pick that are most profitable, evaluating the competition, setting up a website and writing blog posts reviewing affiliate products, and using online marketing techniques to generate traffic to your website.

I found the Secret Survey by Michael Fiore to promote. I bought the Secret Survey guide so that I can really give an honest and unbiased review of the product to help women know why men lie to women. And also, because others close to me have been lied to by men, so I have an interest as to how to prevent this from happening int he future.

So my hilarious mistake that I made is when registering domain names. I went to his original website, which is whyhelies.com – so I registered all these domain names since I thought the product was called Why He Lies.

I registered, www.WhyHeLiesReviews.com, www.WhyHeLiesScam.com, and www.WhyHeLiesBonus.com. I got super excited when I found out that only 319 results showed up in Google if you type in “Why He Lies Review”… haha, how wrong I was…

I found out that the product was actually “Secret Survey”, not “Why He Lies”.

So, now I had registered 3 domain names wrong, finished setting up everything on the first wrong domain, and realized that instead of 319 competitors, I now have 48,700 competitors…great… so many competitors!

How am I going to compete?

Well…I bought 2 domain names that actually has Secret Survey in it to start fixing my mistake. I’m going to start building on those 2 websites.

In the meantime, you can take a look at my review site, that offers some tips for helping women dealing with if a man is lying to her – let me know what your thoughts are!

I’m 24 and My Journey for How to Make Money Online

Let me know if you’re interested in my journey to make money online (legally and ethically of course).

A little bit about myself, my name is Angela Lin and am 24 years old living in Canada. I got started in online marketing in 2008, with trying to help more high school and college students with their study skills (www.iWantHighMarks.com) as I wanted to share how I was able to get on the Dean’s List (GPA of 3.75) and still not study that much in university. This involved me creating about 10 YouTube videos with study tips, a blog, and a Facebook fan page with the goal of offering a free report of 10 Things You Must Know to Get High Grades by having them sign up on my email list.

Then I attempted to sell an ebook on study skills that I wrote without much success (if you count $80 in total over 2 years a success). So after not making much sales, I decided to put that aside and go back to a “real job” upon graduation. An accountant…yes…how far that is from my goals and aspirations. Online marketing vs. accounting…which one sounds more fun? You can figure that one out.

Anyways, between jobs (as I took some time off to travel) in July 2010, I came upon Kate Buck’s training program to be a Social Media Manager I’m a person that likes to see results on my investment, so I’m not scared to put what I’ve learned into action. And so I went through the training in about a week – then started to see what I could do to build credibility as a social media manager.

I realized that the 10 YouTube videos that I’ve posted has actually gotten me fairly popular when you type in “study skills” into YouTube (you can test it right now and my username is “WantHighMarks”). And even though my speaking skills were definitely unpolished at the time, I somehow ended up with 600+ YouTube subscribers and 400+ blog subscribers. So that’s where I started to build my credibility in that I have knowledge in my trial and error ways to help get my videos to rank high.

My sales started with me cold-calling coaches in the local Coaching Association directory – that got me 3 sales before I had to work full time again – this time as an auditor which entailed longer hours…(ranging from 40-50 hours/week during non-busy season to 50-80 hour weeks from Jan – Apr)

This meant that I could only work on my part-time business late at night or on the weekends – which is exactly what I did.

After my first busy season was over, I started to make sales again – by visiting tradeshows and just handing out my business cards to booth participants. I mean, if they’re at a tradeshow, it means they want customers, which is what I can help with through social media! I got 2-3 more clients that way.

Then I started down the road that you may have gone on, which was purchasing various training programs – including Brendon Burchard’s Total Product Blueprint, Ryan Deiss‘ Subscription Empire and Digital Marketer and Facebook Ad Power, and Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula, Mike Koening’s Mainstreet Marketing Machines Fusion and Eben Pagan’s Guru Mastermind.

When you get overwhelmed with information and think that every training’s the next big thing – you tend to learn to much and not put it in action… which was what I sort of did.

Well, now I’m ready to take more action.

I’ve incorporated bits and pieces from my training. And my latest training is the monthly coaching from Dean Holland with the Insider’s Club. He got started in Oct. 2008, when he was 24 as well, with $60,000 in debt (worse off than I am as I’m not currently in debt) and managed to make a million dollars within 2 years.

Because he’s shown that he could do it, and his message on his first coaching call was simple: “Consistency”. Meaning, start a blog and just make sure that you’re consistently putting useful information out there for people. So I’ve committed to posting at least a video/blog post each week to my study skills site, my social media/online marketing business site, and also my learning about making money online.

To date, my efforts for making online sales resulted in:

  • $80 from my study skills e-book 4 years ago
  • $135 from an affiliate sale of Facebook Ad Power by Ryan Deiss
  • $60 from promotion of another study skills affiliate product
  • $125 in my first ever launch to my study skills subscribers

This means a total of about $400 over these past 4 years…

I’m gonna be leveraging my sites:

  • www.iWantHighMarks.com – my study skills site that has 3 Free Videos to Cut Your Study Time in Half Guaranteed
  • www.SocialMedia4Hire.com – my business site with 3 Free Videos to Improve Your Marketing and Sales through Social Media
  • www.AsianBlondeMoments.com – just to entertain with the “blonde moments” that my mom, my sis, and I have even though we are Asian and supposed to be smart. These are 100% true stories.

Well, my goal is to make $10,000 through online sales by Oct. 18, 2012 (6 months)

If you’re with me, please post any comments or questions below and I look forward to seeing you with me for the ride.

Talk to you soon