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Give Yourself A Raise – TODAY!

Give Yourself A Raise – TODAY!

Cord-Cutting

I have to admit, I was blinded so much by what I didn’t have, I couldn’t see what I could have, and how easy it was to get what I wanted. One of the biggest challenges in life is to turn a blind eye to what the masses are doing, they’re chasing, trying to keep up with the Joneses of the world, and we give money way to much power over our lives.

Don’t misunderstand me here, money is a necessary tool, but that’s all it is, a tool.

If you are struggling with making ends meet, paying the bills on time, then let me tell you how to improve your life, and give yourself a raise – TODAY!

Simply cut the cable cord, undo that bundled crap by cancelling your cable TV you’ll save roughly $100 per month, that’s $1200 per year!

We cut the cable cord about a year ago, we knocked of $95 per month, so what do we do for entertainment?

HOW TO CUT THE CORD

Here’s what we did:

– We cut the cord

– Took some of the savings and got the fastest Internet connection available,

– Then bought a ROKU 3 Box – its wireless.

– Bought an indoor Antenna

You see, all that time you spend in front of the TV, it’s putting you in the poor house….you’re going broke not because of how much it cost, but because you’re being lulled into doing nothing, and that will break you every time. What most of us seem to miss is this, almost everything is designed to make you part with the money you do have, all the while you had control and didn’t realize it, you could just say no, and find another solution, like the one I just gave you, a simple one that will change your life.

So give yourself a raise – TODAY! Get off the couch and change the world, you’ll always find time to watch your new ROKU 3 Internet TV access. A life changing experience, some might even call it FREEDOM!

 

What Happened To Social Media Networks?

Back in 2008 Twitter was on fire, I was getting over 100 new followers a day, it was insane and fun! I would spend hours talking to people all over the world, it was so exciting, it was great to just sit and talk to people. You could be heard, you were easily found, it was a great way to build your business, for FREE! FaceBook was also new and an interesting place to be, you could be easily heard there as well. So what happened?

Today, almost every social network has become a megaphone, a yelling channel, a place to simply regurgitate content, a spewing of highly repetitive news bits. The louder you yell, the noisier it gets, the more crap you post, the crappier social networks become.

The biggest change, the social networks have changed their algorithms to reward paid content, the paying advertisers. I don’t have a problem with that strategy, that’s free enterprise. So how do those who can’t afford those promoted / advertising rates, it can spin out of control quickly if you don’t know what you’re doing.

What used to be the wild west has become a pay wall in a near zero marginal cost society, this is not a good thing for everyone. NET Neutrality is similar in that we the people are fighting tooth and nail to keep the Internet open and somewhat free. The big cable companies and ISP’s want to control what you can see and do….the social networks are acting similar in that you can be found and heard if they allow it, if you pay for it.

Social networks are not acting in the best interest of the people…and they shouldn’t I guess, they started for many reasons, the biggest was to earn large amounts of money. I’m not convinced money was the main motivator, but money is a powerful illusion, we honestly believe we’ll be happier with more money, in most cases that’s not true.

So what happened to social media networks? Why are they making it harder and harder to be found and heard? And why do we feel we just have to be there? I guess we drank the social media kool-aid, it taste’s too good.

My message to you, stop wasting so much time Tweeting, Updating and posting noise….stop and go do work that matters, make the world a better place, go change lives. Go and teach someone to do something they never thought they could do, something that improves another’s day, maybe their life. Unless you have a job that can afford to spend the time and money to maximize social network advertising, you’re hiding, you’re not doing work that matters.

I challenge you to think back when you first signed up to a social network, and ask yourself what happened to social media networks since you joined the masses.

How much time do you invest in Social Media Networks? Is it good use of your time? What are you hiding from that could make your life better, maybe even more money? I urge you, stop….stop hiding, someone needs your help.

What’s The Next BIG Thing

TheInternetOfThingsThe question, What’s the next big thing, is probably the question I’m asked the most, #2 is, how can I make money with an Open & Free Business Model. I’m only going to talk about the 1st question, what’s the next big thing?

For the most part the Internet has been a play thing, a really fun distraction right? Wrong, you’ve heard it before, the Internet is a game changer. So, what’s the next big thing? It’s called, ” Internet Of Things “. What that means is this, everything on the planet will be connected to the Internet and to you! The meshing of humans and the Internet, where everything will communicate to everything. In 15 years each person will be surrounded by 3 – 5 thousand connected everyday things.

IPv6 makes this all possible, IPv6 can give more IP addresses than there are atoms on the earth, which means, everything will have a unique identity. Which means, there will be a chip or sensor on everything, probably so small the naked eye won’t see it. Imagine a chair that has a sensor, it now has a unique identity, when you sit on it, it will know someone is sitting on it, and it will connect to your wireless / sensor device and it will know who is sitting on it. Because the Internet is connected to everything, this charge will collect everything about you, and it will then connect to almost everything in that room. The heat will automatically be adjusted to the way you like it, music will start playing based on the mood you’re in, and so on. This is an amazing thing, and yet….a nerving thing.

The Internet Of Things is all the data of everything on earth, BIG DATA, and it is what Google, FaceBook, Twitter, and all the other Social Networks are fighting for, and control of your data. We will see broadband speeds open up unlike we’ve ever seen, so the Internet of Things doesn’t experience choke points. The Internet will become three critical things, it will be the foundation of IOT (Internet Of Things):

1.) Communication Internet – we already do this on a low-level – it will be improved

2.) Energy Internet – distributed renewable energy

3.) Mobility / Logistics Internet – the delivery system

I’m not even scratching the surface, there is far too much for a single blog post. So if you’re wondering what the next big thing is, this is it, The Internet Of Things.

 

Social Media Is Not A Business Model!

Dare I be so bold to say it, Social Media is not a business model.

I struggle with the resistance of business owners still today, hanging onto old ways of doing things, trying be in control, running around in circles trying to keep up, business has changed / is changing to where you must deliver your product or service to your customers, if you don’t, they’ll click and be gone. It wasn’t long ago when you had to go to the store, we used film for pictures, we no longer need a land-line, and kept current reading newspapers, now we just have to make a few clicks on a mobile device!

Customers are taking away the business owners power, they are choosing how and when, and how much they’ll pay. This has very little to do with Social Media, it does have everything to do with how business really is, and eventually you will either embrace it, or continue to resist it…either way, you’ll have to change how think about your customers, and how you run your business. Sure there will always be certain types of business that need manual labour, but many of those jobs, as much as you don’t want to believe it, will be lost to automation, this technological change will be devastating to the families relying on those jobs.

This has very little to do with Social Media, it does however, have everything to do with The Open & Free Business Model!

Social Media is NOT a business model, you don’t plug your business into Social Media, you plug Social Media INTO your business.

Do you prefer Blogs Or Social Networks?

Today I ask the question:

“Do you prefer comments on a Blog, or conversations on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other Social Networks?”

I prefer Blogs, I like to keep the conversations here, not spread over multiple Social networks, at least here everything is self-contained. It’s easier to pull together smart thinking when all the comments and thinking are in one site when a question is posed. Now, having said that, you’ll notice this Blog doesn’t get many comments, maybe my content just isn’t interesting, or people just don’t agree and don’t take the time to let me know. It matters not, this is my space, it’s also a space for people who are interested, like-minded if you will, in my research, my point of view, my perspective, my foresight…it gets cataloged here on this Blog.

Now, I can’t control where you want to talk about my ideas, my blog posts, I just go where you are….when I have the time. The easiest way to get my writing…sign-up for my updates, then it hits the Inbox, that’s where we can have real in-depth conversations.

I understand it’s easier to comment on a Social Network, I publish to Social Networks with the hopes you will come here, at least then you might look around, read more and get exposed to more of my ideas and thoughts.

So if you aren’t commenting here, you may have already answered my question, or maybe…you never thought about it before. Never the less, feel free to comment here, I would love to get your view on the topic.

Do you prefer Blogs Or Social Networks?