GDPR What Europe’s New Privacy Law Means for Affiliate Marketers

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that gives European Citizens more control over their personal data that is collected by any businesses or services. It seeks to clarify the rules and responsibilities for online services with the European users. On the 25th of May 2018, it will replace the previous directive governing data protection passed in 1995. It has some dramatic changes to the existing convention including: 

  • It will unify the rules on how should companies handle the data of European Citizens.
  • An all in detail Expansion in the scope of what is understood to be personal data.
  • Identify and clarify the responsibilities and roles of those who control, manage and process the data.
  • Enforcement and streamlining the authority to one supervisor per member state. 
  • Information duty of notifying customers of a data breach within 72 hours. 
  • Greater penalties for non-compliance.

GDPR Rules and how it will affect Affiliate Marketing

Who is affected by the new GDPR Rule?

All Companies and Businesses of any size across Europe will need to comply with the new GDPR Rule. 

The General data protection rule (GDPR) will apply across all EU countries. The European Union Parliament passed the first set of rules in 2016 and this will be now taken over by the new GDPR Rule in May 2018. Each EU Member state will have its own supervising authority.  

Does this law apply only to companies based in the European Union?

No — it is not. It is a major game changer for the international news. Any Organisation that collects, manages, processes and stores data of European Citizens is affected by the GDPR.

It means it includes most major online businesses and services that collect, process, manages and stores data or personal information.

The GDPR sets new global standards for data protection. 

The GDPR is intended to set out the rules of how the personal data of European people/customers can be collected, stored and shared. This is to protect the European Customer and offering individuals more say over who holds their personal data and how it can be used. I believe it is a great way to protect the customer. 

General Data Protection Regulations A Short Explanation.

What is Personal data?

It is anything that can be used to identify a person directly or indirectly. That includes all the online tools like cookie information, email addresses, names, IP addresses of devices, IP addresses in general, bank details, emails, social media like Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat, Google Plus, Instagram, Reddit, Blogs, Pinterest,

According to the new GDPR if you are collecting, processing or storing applicable personal data from EU customers, you have to obey the new rules and must only obtain that data through an opt-in consent, contractual necessity, a legitimate interest, a public task, a vital interest, or a legal obligation.

Those are defined in a  frame within the regulations and the subject of the current discussion surrounding the applicability of any business or business models. 

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

How will the GDPR affect Affiliate Marketers?

If the Affiliate Marketer is not located in the EU but sells and collects and stores personal data like ( like emails, membership details etc.) from European customers the GDPR will apply to the Affiliate Marketer.

The GDPR is affecting everyone including the affiliate Marketers with customers from Europe. It will be a challenge for some and it does not matter if you are in Europe or the US if you have European customers you need to comply. The deadline is approaching and it is time to get ready. 

Below are some key points and an overview of the potential GDPR implications for any affiliate marketing business. 

If you are running an Affiliate Business and you do collect the data from your customer you need to openly show and explain how the collected Data will be handled and stored.

Following the rules stated in the GDPR and update before 25th of May 2018 the Privacy Policies, Contact pages, Privacy Statements, and Cookie Policy. 

At the bottom of this blog is a video on how to install a GDPR Plugin and the settings. ,

Does this GDPR Rule affect Social Media? 

Many large online services and social media companies are updating their privacy policies and terms of service in order to prepare for the new legislation.

Facebook’s response is sure to be closely scrutinized by European regulators, given the company’s checkered past with regard to user data. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of US voters had their Facebook data misappropriated by consultants working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is only the most recent mishap.(https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-facebook-is-responding-to-europes-new-gdpr-privacy-rules/)

Update 2018/2019

Now Google plus had a security breach and will close down in April 2019 the Social Platform

 Google+. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/01/closure-google-plus-everything-you-need-to-know

Facebook had another breach November 3rd  2018

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/private-messages-of-81-000-facebook-users-leaked-online-report-1942225

Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law 

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.

In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.

The move is due to come into effect shortly before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in Europe on 25 May. Facebook is liable under GDPR for fines of up to 4% of its global turnover – around $1.6bn – if it breaks the new data protection rules.

The shift highlights the cautious phrasing Facebook has applied to its promises around GDPR. Earlier this month, when asked whether his company would promise GDPR protections to its users worldwide, Zuckerberg demurred. “We’re still nailing down details on this, but it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing,” he said.

Facebook told Reuters “we apply the same privacy protections everywhere, regardless of whether your agreement is with Facebook Inc or Facebook Ireland”. It said the change was only carried out “because EU law requires specific language” in mandated privacy notices, which US law does not.

In a statement to the Guardian, it added: “We have been clear that we are offering everyone who uses Facebook the same privacy protections, controls and settings, no matter where they live. These updates do not change that.”via Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law

GDPR Rule for EuropeWhat affiliate marketers need to know about the GDPR 

Does the GDPR apply to affiliate marketers?

Yes, it does apply to all the affiliate marketers, unless you do not target the European market and you do not collect data or monitor the data of European Citizens.

Who falls under the GDPR?

  1. A Brand, a business, a business organisation,  all the huge multinational conglomerates, freelancers and one man sole traders that utilises a third party website to drive back sales to their own website to create sales the new GDPR will challenge this for Affiliate Marketers.
  2. It even applies to people who don’t make any money or sell things from collecting and using other peoples personal data ( bloggers personal or business blogs, )anything that captures and or monitors data about the people in the EU.
  3. With the new GDPR, the liability is extended to all organisations that touch the personal data. ( Affiliate marketers with Opt-in pages, an email list, membership sites, a.s.o.) 
  4. With the old set of GDPR rules, the main responsibility of data processing and the data regulation was the responsibility of the organisation that stored the data or the organisation that controlled the data. The new GDPR has changed that. Now in the chain of data collection, everyone is responsible and everyone who comes in contact with personal data needs to set out and inform the customers how the data is stored and managed.
  5. What does it mean in short

What it means is that Affiliate Marketers can be now held responsible for the data they collect from their opt-in subscribers.

In their privacy policies on their website must be updated and given an open statement on how the data of the subscriber will be used. A piece of good advice to all affiliate marketers protect yourself and your customers make it clear in your privacy policy. 

Below you find a few things an affiliate marketer should bear in mind when getting ready for the GDPR.

Following rules applies from 25th of May when the new GDPR comes in place. You are only allowed to store the customer’s data if

  • The person that subscribe to your online service, ( blog, e-book, membership etc.) have opted- in and has allowed you to use their personal data. 
  • In case you need the data to fulfil a contract with the person that provides it ( selling them goods or services).
  • If you have a legitimate and vital interest in the data information
  • You are legally obligated to use the data.
  • The data information will be used to perform a task in public interest.

I would say the first two points are more common for the standard of an Affiliate Marketer.

A video tutorial for the GDPR how to set it up on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador at WA

 

What does the GDPR  really mean for the Affiliate Marketer?

This means in practice that any time you are asking or requesting personal information from a website user or customer in this case (European customer) they need to opt-in or give their consent to using their data.

As an Affiliate Marketer, you can not divide the website or the landing page into two parts, if you do have European customers you should follow the new GDPR Rules. 

When using a contact form or an opt-in form you will need to change the current one to apply to the GDPR rule. That means that if you collect data for marketing purposes as part of a sign-up, content download, landing page or squeeze page, etc. then you have to get permission from that person.

In case you use currently a contact form that has to be ticked to opt out or that is pre-ticked with opt-in permission, (default settings) then you will need to change it so that the default setting is opting out and that the customer has to opt-in instead. 

The exact same rule applies to people who email or give you their personal data or information in any other form of communication. With the new GDPR Law, you can only request that information if one of the bullet points above apply to it.

It is vital and important that you make it clear to your customers or visitors why you need their personal information and data. You also need to explain in general how to tell them what you will do with there information and how long it will be stored in your system.  

Social Media leaks how safe is it now How should an affiliate Marketer prepare for the GDPR?

As an Affiliate Marketer, you will have quite some things to do when you have to comply with the GDPR.

You need to update and inform new customers and old customers, on which basis you collect their data, why you are collecting it and how you will use it. 
An explanation of what purpose the data will be stored and used for and how you will protect the collected data. 

One more thing you have to inform is how long will be the data you collected to be stored on your site or in your system. 

What it means you need to update your privacy policy, your cookie policy to comply with the GDPR. 

The most challenge the affiliate marketers will face is to our marketing activities itself. Many successful affiliate marketers rely on direct marketing to boost sales and reach the customer through personal data collection on their site when subscribing, through contract sales or when opted in. 

Affiliate Companies will need to follow the GDPR 

Affiliate Companies operating as a business or business organisation have to implement adequate data management procedures, and protocols, as well as potentially enlist a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to make sure that the business is on a continued base complying and updating the new rules and regulations.

Any customer has the right to the request to be forgotten at any point, and the process of this request must be accurate and swift. It is essential that sensitive data has been kept up to date and accurate and not kept longer as necessary.

This means for an affiliate marketer and their websites to determine how long is “necessary” and permanent and regular housekeeping on their sites to cleanse their collected data accordingly.

 Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other Search Engines 

Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other search engines lost the right to publish data without any perceived responsibility or consideration to an individual. The request to be forgotten online like in Article 17: Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) has always been a hot topic.

In an article in 2016 published by the Guardian reveals that  Data shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures.

The new introduction of the GDPR is providing users even greater control over their data on how their data is acquired used stored and managed.

You as a consumer can see the benefits in this, but it is a challenge for any business and it limits companies on how to capture, use, manage and store the personal data of consumers.

A lack of the compliance with the GDPR rules by any website, business or service including affiliate marketing networks will result in trouble for everyone who has handled the data.

Read penalties https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html

Good News for Affiliate Marketer 

As the GDPR will require a double opt-in, it also means quality and valuable content will increase your opt-in rate. Any good marketer will put the effort into the content and maximise the quality over quantity.

Good news for affiliate marketing networks as they should be working on quality content instead of quantity. The more attractive the content the better the adoption rate or the acceptance that a website will capture the personal data of any potential customer.

It will be a big wow and how like when the new cookie legislation was introduced. Everyone was expecting the change will have a big impact on marketing and the ability to personalise the content online for users. In reality, it went the opposite way as after an initial peak of interest, consumers got used to clicking the “I accept” pop up of any new websites they visited. 

Do we expect the similar action for the double opt-in measures? yes, we do. After the first period, people get used to it and it will go automatically. People adjusting fast. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

Checklist for Affiliate Marketers to comply with the GDPR

 • Re-think on how you collect, use and store the personal data on your site or system. What system and which part needs to be changed and upgraded to comply with the GDPR.

• Provide honestly and transparency to your customers ( including your website users or give your personal information for a freebie). Explain the legal basis of collecting their information. Provide accurate information on how their information is stored, shared,  managed and processed. Give an explanation of how their data is protected. 

• Do an update on your cookie policy, privacy policy and change your contact forms to comply with the GDPR rules, don’t forget to ensure that they are designed on an opt-in basis, not an opt-out basis. Make sure your Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies are visible and easy to access. 

• Use a different contact address so that users can contact you to request correction or deletion of their personal data. I recommend a different email or contact address so that this information will not land in spam or get overlooked by you or your staff. 

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• Inform the existing people from whom you already obtained their personal information about the new changes in the GDPR regulations. Depending on your autoresponder you might have to ask them to opt-in again to your mailing lists or marketing databases.

• Protect yourself and ensure that you’re taking all of the necessary steps to comply with the new GDPR regulations. A way to keep the stored personal data of your customers safe using device encryption, and not storing, processing, or transferring data of EU service users outside of the EEA other than to other territories that have their own laws that comply with the regulations.

• Assure yourself and double check with your affiliate scheme or network that they have their own GDPR regulations in place. The reason for this is when you pass on personal information data that you have collected to the scheme itself as part of running your affiliate business, the same rules apply at every stage of the process.

• Please remember that getting your affiliate marketing up to standard and comply with the GDPR regulations, is up to you. As you are part of collecting, storing, manage and process those personal information data. 

This article is intended as a basic guide to the GDPR for affiliate marketers and doesn’t take the place of professional legal advice.

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GDPR Penalties Short Version

 If you do not follow the GDPR rules for your European customers than you might face potentially stiff measures.

The worst case scenario is that a business that has not complied with the GDPR regulations can be fined up to Euro €20 million or four percent of their annual turnover, whichever is higher. 
I would say if you comply then the chances of being penalised are considered low, but if you deliberately or negligently fail to follow or comply with the GDPR regulations, or a serious data breach that could have prevented will compromise the integrity of your site or service user’s personal information data and rights -you might face penalisation. 

Last not least follow the rules of the new GDPR Regulation.  

As we deal with the world wide web, we do not know when our customer will be from Europe or any other state. 

It is best to update your Privacy policies, cookie policy as well as follow the GDPR rules for the contact and or opt-in form. It should be in our interest to protect our customers or website visitors.

It also helps us in our Authority standing and builds trust with the customers or subscribers. I believe it is a good measure to ensure that our personal information data is protected. The scandal about facebook leakage where 87 million personal user information data being collected and apparently used without permission just shows how vulnerable the digital world is. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

 Video Tutorial for the GDPR Rule how to set up correctly on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black                    Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador WA

None of the above should be construed as legal advice. Seek legal counsel if you believe your company may be impacted by the GDPR.

 What do you think about the GDPR and how would you say will it be impacting the Website owners, online businesses, online services and or organisations. 

I like to hear from you and how what do you think about the GDPR?

Please take the time read it carefully and update your Website. It is essential that you do this. As the security breach is getting more and more do you think that RSS might make a comeback again? Please share your thoughts, if you have problems with setting up your GDPR leave me a note I am happy to help.  

 Here is another blog about GDPR. written by VPN Geek Jack Foster

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Solid State Drive vs Hard Drive. If you had the choice would you buy a computer with or without SSD and HDD?

Solid State Drive versus Hard Disk Drive

A day full of surprises… Learning the difference between Solid State Drive ( SSD) and Hard Drive ( HDD)

My day today started with a bit of disappointment. 

I got up in the morning had a shower and breakfast. Opened and switched on my computer, logged in and went to download my emails from the server. 

On the way to the kitchen to get a glass of water, I see that my Computer screen is blue and goes into black. Ok thought my Laptop will make it another 6month, so wrong and  I need to get a new one. Have to decide between Mac , Windows and Android PC. 

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I knew it will go as the Technical Guy who repaired it told me max 6 months. I was full of hope well lasted only 3 weeks. 

Went to the electronics store ( otherwise, I would order online) and one of the shop assistants was coming up to me and asking me what I was looking for.  Well if I would know I would order online, and as I don’t know and need a laptop instantly I need to buy one here.

If you had the choice which Lap Top would you buy? Mac Book, Microsoft, or Android?

The guy was very helpful but I had no idea what he was talking about Solid State Drive vs Hard Drive. i5 or i7 and 256 SSD or 128 SSD with the option to upgrade. ( Did not even know what is SSD ) and so on. 

I thought he is speaking in Spanish to me. ( just joking) I could not grasp some of the technical stuff the marketing guy was talking to me.  I could see him rolling a few times the eyes like woman and computers. But I can be persistence and I ask him everything to get a glimpse of what I needed to understand. 

SSD versus HDD in a computerLet me give you a short intro on what is SSD and HDD. I think HDD we all know that this is the hard disk but SSD is for many new. At least it was for me. I guess the world is advancing in technology, there are needs to store more data and to recover data at the faster speed and in the shortest time possible.

Solid State Drive versus Hard Disk Drive it is confusing for the average consumer.

There are two significant types of storage components in PCs.

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive (SSD). There have been questions on which of this drive is better; these questions cannot be answered directly, each of them has their suitable applications. Each user has different needs and this has the user decide by themselves what suits them best. 

HP Sectre Laptop a great choiceIn this article, HDD and SSD  I will compare both and give you a short overview of what is the one or the other.  I like to give you a definition of SSD and HDD before we proceed. 

HDD is Hard disk drive ( it has history ) 

HDD is a computer component that works as the storage unit; it uses magnetism to store data on a rotating platter. A read/write head floats above the spinning platter reading and writing data. The faster the platter spins, the quicker an HDD can perform.

The HDD technology has been around for a while; IBM first introduced it in 1956. The main advantage of HDD over SSD is that it stores more data at a lesser price compared to SSD.

SSD is Solid State Drive  ( new and it is changing the HDD)

SSD, unlike HDD, has no mechanical part or moving part, data are stored electronically, SSD is faster but more expensive. Available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, sometimes you can find 1024 GB but very expensive. 

Think about SSD as the sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. SSD uses NAND-based flash memory; it maintains data integrity which means you, data stored on it can be kept secure for hundreds of years.

SSD is also known for its non-volatile memory; you can switch off the drive mid-transaction, and it will still remember what you store on it.
About appearance, they look similar from the top, but from under, you will notice more electronic circuit on SSD and a circular extruded region indicating the platter and read/write overhead on HDD.

HDD versus SSD a comparison on performance. 

Power consumption, Heat and Noise

Power Consumption in plain simple words.

One of the features of efficient laptops is how they consume power, people tend to opt for notebooks with lasting battery.

dell computer a special deal with i 5 and 128 ssd

Did you know that part of what drains the power of a computer is its storage components? 

HDD Power- consumption versus SSD Power -consumption.

HDD draws an average of 6 – 7 watts during data transaction with some noise and heat,  while SSD will draw 2 – 3 watts for the same operation with less noise and no heat. The HDD consumes more power than SSD. HDD will create also additional heat by rotating the platters.

Capacity in HDD and SSD

SSD due to less effort in transacting data (doesn’t require any mechanical process), SSD  can be programmed to accommodate more data than HDD. SSD size for desktop PC can reach up to 10 terabytes while the maximum for HDD is 4 Terabyte, SSD for notebook and mini laptops can reach up to 2 terabytes while the peak for HDD is one terabyte.

 Operating System Boot Time:

SSD-based OS boot faster at 10-13 seconds for average bootup time while HDD-based OS will take 30-40 minutes to boot.HP Spectre laptop with HDD and SSD

Heat, Noise, and Vibration:

SSD does not have any mechanical part, it does not make any noise nor vibrate, and it generates little heat. HDD, on the other hand, make noise from the spinning of the platter as it writes or read data and it also produces a lot of heat. 

Magnetic Effect:

Magnetic force can erase data from an HDD if it comes in contact with a magnetic field, whereas SSD is saved form any magnetic effect.

File Opening / File Copy / Write Speed:

Generally, SSD is faster than HDD

Encryption:

they both support Full Disk Encryption (FDE).

Price and Cost :

SSD is more efficient, quicker and has more data space than HDD. Thus, SSD is more expensive than HDD. 

I also have to say the price has gone down now and you can get a good computer/Laptop with 256 GB SSD and 8 GB Ram and i5 for around 800 US$. If you buy a refurbished one, you can get it even cheaper like for $250 to $300. 

Dell laptop for a good deal less than 300 Dollar Would you like to know what I ended up buying?

I got myself a Lenovo Ideapad 520 with SSD and HDD. SSD 256 GB and 1TB HDD. I also have 8 GB Ram and the i5. So far it is a nice lite weight and easy to use  Laptop. I forgot it came with a 3-year warranty. I am pretty happy. As the warranty is on site, what means the technician will come to my house. 

I would say when you have to get a notebook /Computer than consider to have both SSD storage and HDD storage if you look for something not so pricey. I think both HDD and SSD storage will be a great combination, and laptops are available for reasonable prices below 800 USD. 

Last but not least …

If you need to store a small amount of data, HDD is best for you but if you are saving a considerable amount of data and would be bothered on how fast your data are retrieved, SSD is undoubted the perfect option.

My recommendations are just below 700 $.

The Acer Aspire 5 Notebook with Intel i5-8250U, 8GB 1TB HDD 256GB SSD comes in an elegant thin and light design with an HD screen. As in these days, notebooks/ computer technology is outdated in three to four years; I would say a reasonably priced one is a good option like the Acer Aspire 5. ( still made in Taiwan) 

HP Sectre Laptop a great choice

For those where Money isn’t an issue then I would go for theHP Spectre x360 15t Premium Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop in Dark Ash Silver (Intel 8th Gen i7 Quad Core, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Nvidia Geforce MX150, 15.6″ 4K UHD 3840×2160 Touch, Stylus Pen, Win 10 Home)

The HP Spectre is a great and lightweight Laptop. Design and functionality are both good for work or home office. The HP cost around 2200 $.

If you have to choose between solid state drives versus hard disk drives try to go for both that is a great combination of a Laptop.

What is your experience with the Solid State Drive and Hard Drive?

What would be your choice if you would have to choose and money would not be an issue?

If you have a look at the site with electronics please come back and take the time to comment. I choose that site as the computers and laptops are reasonably priced. When you click on the picture you will be redirected to the shop. 

dell computer a special deal with i 5 and 128 ssd

all yours

Sylvia

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A Cheat Sheet With The Most Common Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys An Easy Way To Remember Them All.

Remember Keyboard shortcut keys in a easy way

Will Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys increase your daily productivity.

Yes, they will increase your productivity. 

How do you like to use the Keyboard shortcut keys?  I was never a big fan of using Keyboard shortcut keys until a couple of years ago. I always refused to get the shortcuts into my mind. 

Two years exactly I was confronted at work with a program that did not allow me to copy and past with the mouse. Every time I tried it told me to copy and past is only allowed with the computer keyboard shortcut keys. 
First I was a bit puzzled, but I thought ok start memorising your shortcuts.
I am not giving you a run-up to all the keyboard shortcut keys.

E-Book Keyboard Shortcut KeylistMy Cheat Sheet of the Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys you can download at the end of this blog. It is done in a nice easy e-book. 

 

Keyboard Shortcut Keys and the power of increasing productivity.

When I was looking for Keyboard shortcuts, I came across sites where they give you so many keyboard shortcuts that your head starts to spin. I really was thinking twice if I want to go there or not. 

I am happy I did as I can say it helped me a lot and improved my productivity, also I am more flexible in open spaces when there is not much space for a table and a computer mouse. 

There are some useful ones you use quite often like copy and paste, but there are also others you do not apply too often. Some you don’t need. 

Is a Speech recognition software to use easier and faster than Keyboard shortcut keys?

There is also the  Technology advancement of speech- recognition.  I have to say I used it and tried it, and I find I am a bit lost with it. My first language is not English and it is a bit hard to get the software going.

I am not giving up on that when I find the right fit I am sure it will be great to use it.  Windows and Mac have an inbuilt speech recognition software. But I will invest in a proper one as when it works I believe it will increase my productivity even more. 

If you are one of the younger readers … you will probably think now “why would I use keyboard shortcut keys I use my tablet or I pad I don’t need it.

Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard

logitech keyboard for every day use

The wireless keyboard offers a compact size with a familiar layout, three-year battery life and instant access to the things you do most. Six hot keys deliver instant access to play, pause, previous, next, volume and mute. 12 programmable F-keys let you easily customize to open your favourite applications, folders or Web pages. 

Do you work on a Laptop, Computer or Tablet?

Computers are still in and if you work long hours on the computer than doing the same on a tablet is not so convenient as it will strain your wrist and eyes. I still use my PC /laptop alone for the bigger screen and the proper keyboard for typing. ( call me old fashion) 

Whether you work as an office professional or as an entrepreneur you might still use in daily work eventually a keyboard. Even your latest model of ultra netbook still consist of a keyboard.  Believe it or not the physical keyboard still plays a vital role in productivity. 

Sometimes you have to do multiple tasks and to fumble than around for a mouse is a bit annoying. This is easily done with the keyboard shortcut list. 

How can I remember them all?

Don’t worry learning them is easy if you belong to the 85 % who can not remember the keyboard shortcuts than downloading the list in easy graphics below. 

Basic Keyboard Shortcut Keys For Everyday Use 

Please note : For Windows and Linux use “Ctrl + letter”,

For  Mac users “Command (⌘) +letter”

Ctrl + key + use +Letter = Action

  • Ctrl and A: Selects all text in the current document. ( Text highlights) 
  • Ctrl and B:  Makes your  text bold
  • Ctrl and C: Copies the item or text.
  • Ctrl and D:  It will display the Font dialogue box. ( easy way to change fonts) 
  • Ctrl and E: Switches a paragraph between the centre and the left alignment.
  • Ctrl and F: Displays the Find dialogue box to search for a word or letter at the current document or website.
  • Ctrl and G: Displays the Go To dialogue box to search for a specific location in the current document.
  • Ctrl and H: Displays the Find what and Replace dialogue box.
  • Ctrl and I: Italicize text.
  • Ctrl and J: Switch a paragraph between justified and left alignment.
  • Ctrl and K: Create a hyperlink. You can insert a URL without typing the whole URL. 
  • Ctrl and L: Align a paragraph left.
  • Ctrl and M: Indent a paragraph from the left.
  • Ctrl and N: It will create a new document.
  • Ctrl and O: Lets you open a new document.
  • Ctrl and P:  this shortcut will print your documents
  • Ctrl and R: Switch in between the alignment of a paragraph between left and right.
  • Ctrl and S: Document will be saved
  • Ctrl and U: Underlines your text.
  • Ctrl and V: Paste the copied item or text.
  • Ctrl and X: It will cut the selected text.
  • Ctrl and Y: Redo the last action. Ctrl+Y with this key you erase the past that haunts you entirely. Wouldn’t that be great? Again just joking!
    The Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Y will undo the undo.
  • Ctrl and Z: Undo the last action. My favourite key is Ctrl +Z ( when you have feline friends who love your computer this is a must keyboard shortcut to know.  Ctrl+Z hit this keys, and you can undo every mistake you done in your life. Just joking! It is an essential keyboard shortcut. If you did push the wrong key at the wrong time, it would undo the action.
  • Ctrl and Enter:  Lets you insert a page break.
  • Ctrl and F2:  Print Preview command. With some keyboard shortcuts, you really stretch your fingers to the limit. See it as a good exercise
  • Ctrl and F4:  will close the active window.
  • Ctrl and F6: Opens the next window in case you have more than one open

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The Quill patented Grip-Less computer mouse has an integrated Wrist Guide that maintains the hand, wrist and arm in the most optimal position providing for the lowest physical (biomechanical) load. This is a position in which you are able to perform work while in a ‘Neutral’ or near resting posture.

Memorise essential keyboard shortcut keys in a matter of minutes.

Some of the essential Keyboard shortcuts you can quickly memorise. If not just copy them and print them out, and put it near your computer.
Using your Mouse is cool, especially if you have a great computer mouse. I never paid much attention to the computer mouse. Since my son introduced me to a gaming mouse I can only say wow. 

Keyboard Shortcut keys for the 3 Finger System 

Alt + Shift + key 

The following shortcuts use a different key combination: Windows/Linux: “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”.
Mac: “Ctrl + Option (alt ⌥) + letter”. (Macs running any WordPress version below 4.2 use “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”).

Action Keys + Letter 

  • Alt+Shift + n = Check Spelling ( Be aware that this requires a plugin.)
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+  j = Justify Text
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+c = Align Center
  • Alt+Shift+ d =Strikethrough
  • Alt+Shift+ r =Align Right
  • Alt+Shift+u = List
  • Alt+Shift+a = Insert link
  • Alt+Shift+o = List
  • Alt+Shift+s = Remove link
  • Alt+Shift+q = Quote
  • Alt+Shift+m= Insert Image
  • Alt+Shift+w = Distraction Free Writing mode
  • Alt+Shift+t = Insert More Tag
  • Alt+Shift+p= Insert Page Break tag
  • Alt+Shift+h = Help
  • Alt+Shift+x = Add/remove code tag
  • Alt+Shift+1 = Heading 1
  • Alt+Shift+2 = Heading 2
  • Alt+Shift+3 = Heading 3
  • Alt+Shift+4 = Heading 4
  • Alt+Shift+5 = Heading 5
  • Alt+Shift+6 = Heading 6
  • Alt+Shift+9 = Address
  • If you are using a computer mouse and a mouse pad choose a good one that helps you with the wrist to avoid Carpel tunnel problems.

Kensington Duo Gel Mouse Pad Wrist Rest

Kensington Duo Gel Mouse Pad Wrist Rest

The Duo Gel Mouse Pad combines a durable vinyl pad, providing a rigid base for fast and accurate mouse movement, with a wrist rest that moulds itself to your wrist shape for complete comfort and support. With stylish duo-tone colours, it features a ventilation channel to keep hands cool and dry and the soft finish is easy to wipe clean when it gets dirty.

There are much more keyboard shortcuts and you can download them below. Those keyboard shortcut keys are great for everyday use. You will not use every keyboard shortcut key.  Depending on what work you are doing you will use some of them. 

Few keyboard shortcut keys for the Windows user 

Windows has a few neat keyboards shortcuts let us start with the windows desktop.

With the following keyboard shortcuts, you can toggle between the app windows and resize them quickly without needing a mouse or aligning your apps. 

Windows key also called the Winkey 

  • Winkey D = Will minimize all your apps and jump straight on to the desktop. When you want to bring all apps back again hit the shortcut again.
  • Winkey + Comma = Quick Peek at your desktop, when you release the key it will snap all the apps back to the foreground.
  • Split screen or open two tabs on your screen makes working easier.

    Another excellent keyboard shortcut key is to hold win key and uses the arrow left or right to split your screen
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    Win + LEFT ARROW (move the page to the left side of the screen)
    Win + RIGHT ARROW ( move the page to the right side of the screen)

  • Winkey + Down Arrow, or Winkey + Up Arrow. Minimize and or maximize the app you select. You can also dock your app windows to the bottom or to the top of the screen display when the app windows already docked at the right or left. 
  • F11 – Toggle an active window in and out of the full-screen mode. 
  • Ctrl + Esc – It brings up the start menu. I find this very helpful when you use a keyboard without a win key.

Click here to download our Cheat Sheet. E-Book Keyboard Shortcut Keylist

  • Windows keyboard shortcut keys for both hands ( left and right hand)

Those keyboard shortcuts are useful for zoom the cursor around your page much quicker as you would use a mouse or a trackpad. 

  • Ctrl + Right Arrow = move the cursor one word the right
  •  Ctrl Left Arrow =   move the cursor one word to the left.
  • Ctrl Down Arrow = move the cursor to the end of the next or previous paragraph 
  •  Ctrl + Up Arrow. Move the cursor to the start of the next or previous paragraph.
  • I have a lot of friends who work mainly at home with their iPad. What about you do you love the computer, laptop or iPad/tablet.

These Windows keyboard shortcut keys are great Finger stretchers. 

Microsoft has finally and officially incorporated virtual desktops into its Windows 10 OS. This is an indispensable feature helps you create additional desktops to better manage multiple app windows.  Linux and Mac have this feature already for a while. Now finally Microsoft implemented it too. 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + D = will create and close a virtual desktop
  • Winkey + Ctrl + F4 = will create or close a virtual desktop

Toggle through your virtual desktops with 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + Left Arrow
  •  Winkey + Ctrl + Right Arrow

Have an overview for all virtual desktops.

  • Winkey + Tab Display the “Task View”
  •  Use the Arrow keys to toggle through desktops
  •  When you hit Enter you jump to a selected desktop.

Windows keyboard shortcut keys for the Web browser 

I am sure you have used a web browser as long as you had a computer. Do you know that even for the web browser you can use keyboard shortcuts?

Would you love to take full advantage of the keyboard shortcut keys for your web browser navigation?  Below are a few web browser shortcuts all work in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and of course Google Chrome.  

  • Alt + D = puts the cursor into the browser’s address bar. 
  • Ctrl W, or Ctrl + T= will close or open a new browser tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T= will reopen the last browser tab you have closed. This is neat as sometimes we hit  Ctrl + W far too quickly.
  • Ctrl + Plus sign, or Ctrl + Minus sign = you can zoom in and out on a web page. If you want to reset the zoom level use  Ctrl + 0.
  • Ctrl + Tab, or Ctrl Shift + Tab = you can toggle to the next web browser tab from right to left or from left to right. 
  • Alt + Right Arrow, or Alt + Left Arrow= easy to browse through recently visited websites forward or backwards.  Those keyboard shortcut keys perform the same function as a browser Forward and Back buttons. 

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic for Desktop

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

Advanced ergonomic design

Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop is built on advanced ergonomic principles, with a split keyboard layout that keeps wrists and forearms in a relaxed position, and a cushioned palm rest to provide wrist support. The domed keyboard shape works to reduce and correct wrist pronation that can cause pain and limited mobility.

Windows keyboard shortcut keys for shutting down and  locking up 

At least not last the two important keyboard shortcuts for locking up and shutting down your PC. It is like you leave the home you close the door and lock up.

  • Winkey + L.  Immediate lock up from your PC.
  • Ctrl Shift + Esc. Opens the Task Manager to monitor apps or forcibly shut down any frozen programs.
  • Alt + F4. Closing an active app. If you use this keyboard shortcut key it will “Shut Down Windows” prompt.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped me to actually customize myself with some of the keyboard shortcut keys. It is a great advantage knowing some of the useful keyboard shortcuts and using them in your daily work or online surfing.

I have increased my efficiency by around 35%. When I use the Software program where I can not use the right click of the mouse due to security measures. 

Do you have experience with Keyboard shortcut keys Windows, Mac or Linus than please let us know which one is your favourite keyboard shortcut key and what is your experience? Tell us how long it took you to learn them and did you get the hang of it for all day use or did you memorize them. 

Please comment and share with us.

Click here to download our Keyboard Shortcut Key List 

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All Yours

Sylvia

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Making Money Online Without Spending Money

Earn Money online without spending your dollars

 Make Money without investing your Dollars?

 

Earn Money online without spending your dollars

Would you believe that you actually can make money online without spending money? There are different options available but you are not able to make the big money like those fancy headlines promise. 

Fancy Headlines who promise you the world. 

Getting Rich Quick 

Make Money while you sleep,

Become a Millionaire,

Make $5000 a day 

The Best way to make money overnight,

I am sure you have seen them around on Social Media like YouTube, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, Instagram you name it the list is long.
It is a good business the make money online niche.

There is also a lot of competition out there and it is growing day by day.

I am sure you are wondering how can I  make money online without spending my dollars?  The answer is yes.

The range what is on the market is quite big, anyone who is new and even if you have experienced it can be confusing and overwhelming. 

Just to be assured in any way high or low ticket, when you commit yourself to earning money online, there is always an action and investment required. It is either money or time. There is no free money.

Unless you play the National Lottery and you are winning the Jackpot than you are lucky receiver of millions of dollars overnight.

Earn money the legitimate way

Talk about the Online Businesses where you can make money without spending dollars. 

1. Selling on eBay.com 
Items you have or from decluttering your office or house.
(Check e.Bay.com for your country)

Look for local selling apps like the carousel

2. Start with teaching languages if you are bilingual or do translation online.
#Fivrr.com
#Upwork
#Freelancer

3. If you are good at writing then write for

#Fivrr.com,

#Freelancer.com,

#I.writer.com,

#Upworks.com etc.

4. Online Surveys, 

#on surveymonkey.com,
#globaltestmarket.com,
#surveycompare.net

A personal note : ( I do not like them as they pay very little, and sometimes they reject your review that is time wasted. I also know people who are good at it. Not me )

5. Click Ads

Clicking on ads that last around 10seconds to 30 seconds. It is easy but also Time-consuming

6. Phone Apps for game testing, shopping rewards, watching movies, etc. 

#Slidejoy

Slidejoy lets you make money to check trending news and to unlock your lock screen! Slidejoy pays you in cash or rewards you in gift cards to have trending news and ads on your lock screen. Redeem cash rewards to your PayPal account or gift card rewards to your favourite retailers/brands. You can even donate the money you make from Slidejoy to give cash to charity! Make extra money online by downloading our free lock screen app today!

#Pact

( it is a great app if you want to lose weight or procrastinate with your exercise)

The PACT  is an unusual money-making App as it gets you to focus and stick to your exercise regime. So if you want to keep and stay fit, or want to lose weight this is a great app. What you do is you will sign up for the commitment you feel comfortable ( it is based on your food intake, and how often you plan to work out. )  Be aware as you have to pledge an amount you are willing to pay if you miss those goals.

Pact App how to make money without investing #Google Opinion Rewards,

You can make money answering survey questions on your smartphone with Google Opinion Rewards. This App is also known as Google Survey. This app is free and it does reward you for sharing your opinion. The App is working on iPhone and Android. The best way to make money is on iPhone.

google opinion reward

#Foap ( Photo App) 

Foap is a great app that turns your photos into cash. Upload your photo collection and sell it to well-known brands all over the world.

Foap how to make money without spending any money

# Ibotta (Ibotta cash savings rewards and coupons app)

You will find offers before you go shopping add the products for simple tasks. Then you go shopping at the selected store, ( participating stores)  buy the product and get your receipt.  Make a photo of the receipt and then match the items you bought the offers you selected and get cash.

Dosh Cash back app

Is a great app for money.  Dosh is the free cash back app that finds you $$ for shopping, dining out, and booking hotels and travel activities with more than 100,000 merchants and brands nationwide. Start getting paid for doing the things you already do. You can secure download the app and connect to your credit -debit card. If it finds one, Dosh automatically redeems the offer and converts it into cold, hard cash, then deposits it directly into your Dosh wallet. You don’t have to do a thing.

Hotels like Hilton, Marriott, The Ritz Carlton, The Hyatt, Holiday Inn, Sheraton,
Brands like Nike, Forever 21, Gap, 24 Fitness, National Geographic, Microsoft,
Walmart, Auto Zone, Macy’s, Barnes and Noble, The Home Depot,

only to mention a few…

  

There are so many apps available and please keep in mind, it might not cost you any money but it will cost you your time.

Don’t forget those apps are coming and going and those are never a long-term solution. The payout is also not so great for sure you can not make 4 figure with those apps. Unless you spent most of your day on those apps. 

All Apps are available on Google Play App Store https://play.google.com

“One of my Mentors said to me ones, Money is easy to recover but the time you will never recover. When this minute is gone it is gone.   No money in the world will buy you back the time you wasted. “

Time is money

Affiliate Marketing  A Long-Term Solution To Make Money 

I have to say one of the best ways to earn money in a long-term is still affiliate Marketing.

The best way to make Money is still Affiliate Marketing. It is not instant and it will need some time, but in the long term, it is a good way to earn money online. Especially for Newbies, it is a great way to start. There are many opportunities out there for Affiliate Marketing and it is performed more often than you think. I like Affiliate Marketing as it creates money and a residual and or passive income passive as well.

Read my blog about Affiliate Marketing where you can learn the step by step training. Get the free 7 Day Trial no credit card required. 

You can sign up and create your own website for free. 

 Affiliate Marketing and Multilevel Marketing. 

People make the mistake and think that Affiliate Marketing is Multilevel Marketing.
Multilevel Marketing or Pyramid Schemes have a bad name, but in reality, they are not bad, the person who invented that MLM was actually very clever and knew what they wanted.

Multilevel Marketing got his bad name as people who do not understand the system think that this system is cheating people out of commission. You must understand the system of Multilevel Marketing only then you are able to make money.  

You might not realize this but there are a lot of Multilevel Marketing Companies out there. Most of them are legitimate and earn a good income for a lot of stay at home moms and dads. 

Below I just name a few and I am sure you will know them…

#Avon,

#Herbalife,

#Tupperware,

#Doterra,

#Melaleuca,

#Advo Care,

#Amway Global knew as Quixtar,

#Forever living products,

#Juice Plus,

#Vector,

#Beach Body,

#Young Living,

#Nu Skin Enterprises,

#National Saftey Associates,

the list goes on and on,

(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multi-level_marketing_companies)

Well if you are thinking to make money with affiliate marketing than I can highly recommend you the number one program what is out there now. 

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Affiliate Marketing the other side you should know 

There are disadvantages with Affiliate Marketing compare to Multilevel Marketing is that you have to rely on your self. What that means is there is no team below you who makes the sales for you. Affiliate Marketing relies on you and that means you have to put in a certain amount of time each day to make the business successful.

Affiliate Companies do pay you for the recruitment of an individual,  but not for the money that person is making. 

Affiliate Marketing The Chocolate Side. 

sweet side of affiliate Marketing

 

I guess you know already the good points in affiliate Marketing outweighs the bad points. 

What are the advantages of Affiliate Marketing 

# no need to sell the products to family and friends 

#worldwide reach with your products

#no stock, no upfront costs

#you do not need to host a party to sell your products like with MLM ( Tupperware, Herbal Life etc.)

#There is no quota with Affiliate Marketing to qualify for earnings. There might be a minimum sales to qualify for a higher commission. 

# You can choose from different Vendors to offer your customer the best product. Different vendors have different prices for products. 

# You are your own boss, there is no one above you and pressures you for sales. The only one who pressures you is you to make a steady income and you will increase your income over time. 

#When your website matures, you will have more traffic and you make more sales as a result of continuous traffic.  The great advantage is you can scale your business according to your own pace.

When you start with Affiliate Marketing there is only one way to start it. 

From the start and walk through training. Yes, you can find all this training outside in google and on youtube. I do not argue with that. 

Consider that every training you need to research and look for it, go through video by video to find the right one. It is so much easier to have everything in one place. It saves a lot of time and nerves.

Believe me, I been there. 

looking for free trainingWhat you can not find outside is the Experience of around the 900.000 Member forum.

#The help and the sharing when you get stuck.

#The Uplifting of the community when you want to give up.

#The Friendships you form when you join 

#The weekly video training session with Q& A ( yes the live training is live not pre-recorded)

#The live chat you can ask every minute there will also be a member who answers

#The site support 

#The Training from the members they create when they had difficulty with a task. 

The free hosting service 

The free emails with your domain name  when you are a premium member

There is so much more come join me and look me up at Wealthy Affiliate. 

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See you at Wealthy Affiliate. 

Do you have experience with Online Marketing, do you have tips on how to make money without spending your dollars. 

Please share with us, have you tried to earn money with the apps mention on this blog? 

I am looking forward to hearing what is your experience

Atma Namaste

Sylvia

 

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Best Smartphones in 2018

best phone of 2018

1. Reviews iPhone X

Is it the best smartphone you can buy in 2018? Most of the people would answer that with yes. Is it better than the Samsung Galaxy S9? Depends on what you like Android or iPhone. One is for sure the Camera in the iPhone X is far better than the one Samsung Galaxy S9 has. 

What makes the iPhone X the best smartphone in 2018 you can buy today.

 

Features and Specifications

Operation system: IOS11

Dimensions:143.6mmx70.9mmx7.7mm

Weight:174grams

Screen size: 5.8 inches or 147.2mm
 
CPU: Apple A11 Bionic
Resolution: 1125 x 2436 pixels
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 64GB,128GB, 256GB
Battery: 2716mAh 
Front camera:7MPf/2.2
Rear camera: Dual 12MP
(True Depth Camera)
Display: Super Retina 
wireless charging
New I phone X                                                                                                     Public Domain from Pixabay

What are the benefits of buying the new iPhone X

The iPhone X looks like a smartphone from the future.  Stylish, elegant and super sexy design. 

iPhone X Face recognition 

It has face recognition what makes your face your password.
Face ID is enabled by the TrueDepth camera and is simple to set up. It projects and analyses more than 30,000 invisible dots to create a precise depth map of your face.

New I phone X

 
 

Portrait Mode Selfies

The Camera is the best part of that new Smartphone iPhone X it creates beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and different backgrounds. 

Portrait Lighting

A new feature in Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting produces impressive studio‑quality lighting effects.

Animoji

The built-in True Depth Camera It has more than 50 different muscle movements. You can mirror your expressions in the 12 Animoji.  Discover your inner robot, pig, or panda.

Neural Engine

Introducing A11 Bionic. The most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone, with a neural engine that’s capable of up to 600 billion operations per second.

Faster CPU

The A11 is 70 percent faster than the A10 CPU. The two performance cores are 25 percent faster. All in all a great performance. 

Wireless charging is a great feature as it leaves you with fewer cables hanging and lying around. You are able to charge you iPhone X on the wireless charging station and mats in hotels, cafés and airports around the world. 

Smartphones are more and more advanced now. It is interesting to see how the smartphone will look in the future.

Conclusion: Smartphone iPhone X the best smartphone in 2018

The iPhone X has all the great features what makes a truly great, elegant and stylish smartphone. It does not come cheap but if you are looking for a new iPhone due your phone contract with the Telecommunication company is due to renew than I would suggest take the offer and enjoy a new feeling of the future smartphone.

New  Samsung Galaxy 9 Smartphone

 

Samsung Galaxy S9

Is Samsung Galaxy S9 the best Smartphone in 2018?

Before the iPhone X came out.  Samsung had already brought out the Samsung Galaxy S9.  You can buy the smartphone in all bigger electronic stores and even the Telecommunication companies offer them now with a monthly plan. 

Specification of the Samsung Galaxy S9 

Colour range: black, purple, titanium grey and blue

Dimensions
147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm 163g
 
2G GSM, 3G, 4G LTE Network,
HSPA (3.5G). UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Single Sim.
 
RAM: 4 GB
Screen/Display: 5.8″ inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1440 x 2960 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System:    Android 8.0 (Oreo), Exynos 9810 Octa,                                      Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex- A55),
Storage/Memory:  
4GB RAM, 64 GB Storage,
Up to  400GB microSD Card slot
Camera:  12MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.5″, 1.4 µm,   
Dual Pixel PDAF), phase detection  autofocus, OIS, LED flash,   
                                           

Is  Samsung Galaxy S9 one of the top-rated smartphones in 2018?

Yes, it is a great smartphone. The release might have been a bit to fast, as just last year 21.04.2017 the Samsung Galaxy S8 came out. You wonder if people switch there phones so fast actually less than 1 year. 

The Flaws of Samsung Galaxy S9 

A disappointment, on the other hand, is the camera. It has its flaws. The camera has an industry first dual aperture lens. What does not break the promise of making bright and stunning photos, but soon as there is movement the most of the time the pictures become blurry? That is a bit of a setback and disappointment for Samsung. 

3 D Avatars and face unlock in Samsung Galaxy S9 

Samsung tried to match the iPhone X feature of Animoij. Unfortunately, that did not go so well as it is only half-made and it has quite a few flaws that are not excusable for that price and promise.

The Camera 

The dual aperture camera, unfortunately, makes for many low light photos they look blurry and unrealistic. With less contrast and textures other smartphones have. The quick switch between modes is annoying when you haven’t finished.

The slow-motion video in automatic mode is useless, and it gives a low image quality than normal slow motion videos.

Emoji Track 

One of the promising features were the 3D Avatar that tracks your expressions of your Emoji. That did not work out so well as mention already above the customization needs longer than expected and the tracking of expression is poor.

Intelligent Face scan 

That feature has a problem and this problem occurs over and over again. I would recommend not to use it as it is not safe. ( that is my opinion)

best phone of the 2018

 

Just a few other features what makes the Samsung Galaxy S9 an elegant and stylish Smartphone. 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 looks great in midnight black and titanium grey. I love the blue and purple colour.  

# Bright 5.8 inch/ 14.72 cm AMOLED screen with a dual curved display. Experience it is great.

# A Great feature is the battery life. (we hope that it will last) On the other earlier Samsung  Smartphone models, the battery gets quite hot and it is fast draining. But from the promise of the  Samsung Galaxy S9, the battery will last you from morning until evening. Note that streaming and Navigation will take a drain on your battery.

# Great outdoor photos with the 12 -megapixel camera. 

# For your gaming pleasure, the fast Snapdragon 845 processor handles the graphic-intensive games.

# Fingerprint reader for mobile payments what also makes them more secure.

# Wireless charging 

# Water resistant rating (IP68, ) passed the dunk test. That is one great plus for the Samsung Galaxy S9. 

 

Conclusion: 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a great smartphone if you upgrade from an earlier model. If you have the Samsung Galaxy S8 then you can skip the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is pricier than the Samsung Galaxy S8. 

With all the flaws the Samsung Galaxy S9 as I would say it is a great smartphone if you upgrade from below Samsung Galaxy S7. It still looks good and stylish even a bit sexy, but it is not a must-have. There will be soon another Model of the Samsung Galaxy S 10 maybe? and we hope the flaws are taken care off. 

If you are an Android smartphone lover I guess you will go for the Samsung GalaxyS9. 

If you would have to choose between both smartphones which one would you prefer. The iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S9. 

Share with us your Experience and let us know what you think.

Love to hear from you

Cheers Sylvia

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What is the 80/20 Principle ? Work Smarter not Harder…

Pareto principle

What is the 80 20 Rule about? 

In short work smarter not harder. 

The 80/20 Rule can be used for everything. For Relationships, for Business, for Diets, for health, for fitness you name it can be applied to everything.

The 80/20 Principle known as the Pareto’s Principle. The founder was the Italian Economist  Vilfredo Pareto.

Pareto first made a connection with the 80/20 rule when he looked at his garden where he could see that 20 percent of the healthy pea plants in his garden produced 80 percent of the healthier pea crops.

He also figured out that 20 percent of the people owned 80 percent of the wealth. The 80/20 Rule can be applied to anything.

The 80/20 Rule from the perspective of a small business

Have a look around if you own a business, you can say that 80 percent of your revenue comes from the 20 percent of your customers.

If you have employees than you can for sure say that 20 percent of your employees are responsible for the 80 percent of your overall company results.

That is the 80/20 Rule. 

The 80/20 rule                                                                 

Take the 80/20 Rule example of a Relationship. 

Even a relationship requires finetuning. To do so you also have to work smarter not harder. Be smart with the 80/20 Rule.

20 percent of those who marry compromise the 80 percent of the divorce statistic. ( those who remarry and divorce consistently)

We, as humans, are always looking for the next best thing because as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side, right? Wrong.

This is what the 80/20 rule teaches you. Generally, when in a relationship you get about 80 percent of what you want. This sounds pretty good because it’s such a high percentage. However, we are also craving that other 20 percent.

We fight over it, break up over it and complain about it because as we already went over, we always want what we can’t have. via The 80/20 Rule Of Relationships – Great Mind

The 80/20 Rule in losing weight

80 percent of the time you eat and prepare healthy food. 20 percent you prepare and eat not so healthy.(healthy nutrition book )

It is a good balance as when you are travelling a lot and stay in Hotels like myself it is not always easy to eat what you would say is healthy and doesn’t go straight to your hips. There you can apply the 80/20 Principle. 

Follow the 80/20 nutritional rule and sooner than later, you will see some positive results.

The 80/20 rule goes as follows, 80 percent of the time I need to be completely in control of my food, the other 20 percent of the time, I can let someone else do the thinking for me.

To break it down further, 80 percent of my meals need to be prepared by me, in the fashion that I intend them to be prepared.

These meals need to contain adequate lean Protein, Healthy Fats, and appropriate Carbohydrates. Now the other 20 percent, this is where you can go out to your favourite restaurant, head to the neighbourhood barbeque, or you can order carry out on your way home from work.

Allowing yourself to be human 20 percent of the time will greatly increase your chances of healthier eating the rest of the time. via Coach G’s Nutrition Corner: 80/20 Rule

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Use the 80/20 Rule for Life. Work smarter not harder. 

Pareto discovered that virtually everything especially all economic activities are subject to the 80/20 principle or 80/20 rule. Pareto says that 20 percent of your activities will count for 80 percent of your results. ( work smarter not harder)

In society, 20 percent of the criminals account for 80 percent of the value of all the crimes.

20 percent of Motorist cause 80 percent of the accidents.

20 percent of Children attain 80 percent of educational qualifications available. ( Sourcebook of Richard Koch 80-20 principle achieve more with less effort.

That is an interesting fact, and it can also have a reverse effect  A lot of people or businesses work as 80 percent with effort and only produce a result of 20 percent. (work harder not smarter)

We all have friends who work 24/7 but never reach the clouds. After a couple of years, they are diagnosed with burn out syndrome or stress.

Also, a lot of Entrepreneurs work the 80/20 rule in the reverse mode without knowing it. As it has becomes a daily thing they don’t realize it anymore.

From time to time a light bulb switches on and they ask why do I not get ahead with this business.80/20 rule can be used in two ways there is also a reverse modeThe 80/20 Rule for Business 

When you run a sales and marketing business successful, it is obvious that the 80/20 Rule is in place. That’s why 20 percent of your customers will be responsible for the 80 percent of your sales. That is a healthy Business.

20 percent of your product and or services will count for the 80 percent of your profits.

As well as 20 percent of your staff efforts will count for the 80 percent of value and service what you provide.

If you say this in a short version it means, that if you have a list of 10 things to do. Then two of those things will be 6 or 12 times more profitable than the other eight things together.

The 80/20 rule is a universal principle applied to anything.

Here comes the phrase again work smarter not harder!

Richard Koch The 80/20 Rule

For example. 

If you work in Affiliate Marketing and you do sales.

If you have 1 item where you can make $ 1.000 Commission per sale than you only need to make 10 sales to have $ 10.000

If you have 1 item where your commission is $ 100 per sale than you have to make 100 sales to achieve $10.000 in commission.

The effort of both sales and marketing is the same, but the result is different. Work smarter not harder. 

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The secret of working smarter not harder

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Here goes the 80/20 Rule into reverse action

You have 10 tasks and each of the 10 tasks require the same amount of time. Say each task needs around 50 to 60 minutes. Task 10 on the list will bring  7 or 8 times the value of task 1-9. Unfortunately, most of the time people start with the less worth tasks and than start to procrastinate to avoid the tasks.

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You should look at your list closely and see which task is the most efficient one who makes you the most revenue. That one you should start first, the other ones you can delegate to others or outsource them.

If you are a one-man show than do them later but first accomplish the profitable less time and effort required task.

The fact is that most people procrastinate in the top 10 percent to 20 percent of items that are most valuable and important.

Instead, they keep themselves busy with lots of other non-important and just time killing things, they do not realize they sabotage themselves in being successful.

They are their worst enemies those are the 80 percent inefficiency what produce the 20 percent of efficiency.( reverse 80/20 rule)

Work harder, not smarter

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How to overcome the reverse Mode of the 80/20 Rule ( work harder, not smarter)

Focus on Activities, Not Accomplishments

The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous.

For this reason, you must adamantly refuse to work on tasks in the bottom 80 percent while you still have tasks in the top 20 percent left to be done.

Before you begin work, always ask yourself, “Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?”

Motivate Yourself

Just thinking about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and helps you to overcome procrastination.

The fact is that the amount of time required to complete an important job is often the same as the time required to do an unimportant job.

The difference is that you get a tremendous feeling of pride and satisfaction from the completion of something valuable and significant.

Your ability to choose between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant of your success in life and work.via GETTING SUCCESS IN LIFE BY USING PARETO’S 80/20 RULE | | Don’t Give Up World

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The successful People in Life use the 80/20 Rule daily. 

The most successful People in Life do discipline themselves and start with the most important ( the task what brings the highest revenue and require less the effort of time) each day.

For them, it comes naturally to use the 80/20 rule (work smarter not harder.)

I remember my dad telling me to work hard and you get somewhere. I can’t remember how many times I been hearing that when I was young. Everyone was saying it. I believe it until I came across the book of Mark Twain where he says  ” financial success does not require hard work” He says it is all in your subconscious mind. 

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So did my Friend!

I still remember my friend who went to study with me, she always had money and never I saw her work, so I got told by my other friends, she properly is doing something illegal. of course…

If someone was not working hard and still had money that meant the person did something illegal. From young on your brain has been trained to think work harder not smarter. The 20/80 Rule.

Have you ever asked yourself why some people can enjoy life and never seem to work, but are wealthy and successful? and people who work 24/7 and never take or go on a holiday because they are too exhausted are still poor and do the same job for 30 years without any promotion?

Here comes the 80/20 Rule in action both ways the right principle mode and the reverse mode.

As I have now said it already a few times, the successful ones put the 80/20 Principle in action and follow the rules.

They put 20 % effort in and reap the 80 % success. ( work smarter not harder)

The non-successful ones use the reverse 80/20 principle what do they do wrong, they put 80% effort in and reap 20%  success. ( work harder not smarter)

A business/or an entrepreneur it doesn’t matter how small or big it needs a structure and a system in place. The main task is to prioritize the daily tasks who bring in the best result to put on top.

The 80/20 Rule is a great tool and it correlates to the Fibonacci code, where everything in existence has his synergy.  Play around with it and you see you can use it for anything you can think of. ( work smarter not harder)

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A conclusion to the 80/20 Rule 

Should you care about the 80/20 Principle? You might not realize that but this principle applies to your daily life, to your social world, social media, and your place where you work and hang out. Understanding the 80/20 Principle gives you great insight into what is happening in the world, and around you.

The Feeling of mastering the 80/20 rule. Work smarter not harder finally achieved. 

The feeling that will come when you finally master the 80/20 Principle is amazing and it is like flying on a cloud to catch the stars.

” I believe in the Law of Attraction” and I made myself an Affirmation and every day I say it at least 50 times and more.

How can you master the 80/20 Principle start with Time management read my post “Why Time Management is important”

Time Management is a necessary task to achieve and keep you going up the ladder of success.

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Do you use the 80/20 Rule how did you start to get going with it? Different people approach it differently, we love to hear from you how you implemented the 80/20 principle. Please feel free to comment. Thank you for taking your time to read this post.

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Why Time Management is important

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What is the biggest struggle Entrepreneurs face when managing time.

Our day has 24 hours, out of this 24 hours we take around 6 to 8 hours sleep and the rest goes either for work or entertainment. Lots of Entrepreneurs do not have much time as they struggle to get things done.

Time Management is a big part of an Entrepreneur to become successful and efficient. An Entrepreneur who is not able to manage time can cause serious consequences.

How quickly it becomes a hamster wheel where you start chasing after time as you are working longer and longer. Time management is an essential part of being successful.

Managing time is not an easy task and everyone who is working at home can tell you that this is the A and O in daily life. Time management is necessary to plan and start a busy life without working yourself into an early grave.

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When you start your own business and work from home, you are faced with different obstacles to managing your time.

Each day there are different distractions like people pop in to see you, as you work at home and you have time that is the assumption of a lot of people, or your spouse asks you to do certain tasks as you are at home, you get distracted by phone calls and or social media, your kids come in and want to play there are so many distractions each day.

It is important to learn how to say NO I am busy.

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How do you manage your time efficiently?

Everyone talks about working smarter not harder that sounds great and can be looked from different perspectives. But how do you actually put it into action? Have you heard about the 80/20 Rule?

1. Prioritize on what’s important

Write down all the things you want to get done for the day.

Everything from writing content, researching the projects, balancing the chequebook, planning a campaign, answering emails, communicating on social media etc.

b. Assign a specific time to each task. Between 15 min and 4 hours.

c.Select a task and use a timer like your phone or clock. Try to finish that task as soon as possible. ( that means you will NOT answer the phone, not get up for a drink, you do not surf the social media, none of that you stay focused on the task.

If your task is 2 hours then you should take a 5-minute break after a 30-minute interval. That way you are more inclined to continue in an efficient way and get the task done.

That is called time boxing.

Time_Management_according_to_the_Pomodoro_ConceptThe Action Machine a Time Management software

Derek Franklin has created a software that is called  “The Action Machine”, and the concept is based on an older system called Pomodoro Concept.

Anyone who loves to procrastinate is now able to become with this time management system called The Pomodoro Technique more efficient. It is possible that anyone with a pen, paper and basic timer is able to use that time management concept and get things done quicker and more efficient.

You can also buy the software and work with it more professionally and without the hassle keeping paper and pen including the timer near you. It is systemized and easy to use.

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If you can’t afford it, you still can go with Pen, Paper and a basic Timer. It is a battle for time and to become more efficient it is essential to invest in something that can speed up our performance.

2. Outsourcing and Delegate

Think about outsourcing the tasks what you don’t like so much and the tasks that take you ages to complete. Not everyone is a professional in every field. Procrastination comes up because there are a lot of tasks that need to be done but we will find ways to get around it and find always something else to do, why because we don’t like to do them. This way you are able to manage your time wisely.

There are plenty of reasonable possibilities to outsource daily work tasks what do not require many skills but are time-consuming. Check on Fivrr, Upwork. Freelancer, etc.

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3. Control your Interruptions

By far the biggest challenge is getting interrupted constantly, but to be very frank we allow it! Someone comes into your workspace and says “Do you have a minute?

Because you are a nice person you say “Sure come on in.” Bad move. Now you have given away your time. What you can say is “I am in the middle of something — can you come back in an hour?” Now you are doing something brilliant — negotiating for time. via Managing Time Is the Biggest Struggle Facing Entrepreneurs. Here’s What to Do About It.

It is so easy said, but the only way to do this and actually get going is either you create a home office where you can close the door and work in peace, or you need to set rules so everyone understands that when you are working at home, you are actually working and need to get things done.

How you do that, use the time to block method. Have a calendar visible or share through google calendar and let everyone know your time schedule. People will respect that, and in the long run, it is already 20% what you achieved in your time management. Scheduling time is a great way to achieve your tasks. 

4. Accelerate your Intentions.

When you have mastered the basic of delegating and outsourcing the tasks you are able to move into another phase of accelerating your intentions. Take each day 15 minutes to 30 minutes out of your schedule and work on long-term goals. To get things done and going you need to start somewhere and the key to success is taking action. 

Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow, so focus on being productive instead of being busy. Stay tuned in to what’s important and delegate, eliminate and accelerate as part of your daily processes.

Time management can be as complicated as you want to make it, but I highly recommend this lazy person’s system of getting things done. It’s worth doing. A well-organized life finds time for everything that’s important, which in turn leads to effective action, productivity and ultimately success.via These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

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Entrepreneurs who do manage time efficiently are on the way to succeed in this business.

You did not become an Entrepreneur so that you work around the clock. Remember why you become an Entrepreneur and wanted to escape the 9 to 5 Job. Have your goals in sight, and do think that working 24/7 is not what you signed up for when you became an Entrepreneur.

A smart way to tackle Time Management is in investing a software you can store on your computer/tablet. It makes life so much easier and it increases the efficiency over a period of time. 

One of the great software is Time Action Machine. If you have not decided yet which one you want to use, try out the Time Action Machine. It is a small investment in your future and not a payout. If you run a business you should invest in it and not look always for freebies. The freebies take you only so far. It also shows and will go deep into your subconscious mind that you do not believe in your business as in your mind it is not worth investing in it. Do you know the Law of Attraction? It is a great way to enforce mentally your goals.

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What kind of software do you use for your Time Management? I have tried a few and my favourite is actually Time Action Machine. Do you want to know why? it is simple to use and I do not spend days figuring out how it works. 

Please share with us which software do you use always happy and eager to adventure new things. 

All the best Sylvia 

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The Truth about Mentors!

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What is a good Mentor?

If you want to go from A to B then you have to look for a person called Mentor but he should be already there. If you want to reach your goal.

So what is the definition of a Mentor?

A Mentor is a person that teaches you the knowledge what you acquire. The definition of a Mentor according to the Cambridge Dictionary is “A Person who gives to another less experienced person help and advice over a period of time.”

The Problem with most Mentors in online Marketing is, that there are only a few good ones who really have done the work and are successful. A lot of the mentors are actually getting rich from the courses they are selling. They did not make the riches through the Internet.

There are still some people out there I do respect highly.

Gary Vaynerchuck is a great Entrepreneur with lots of experience.

Tony Robbins is a great life coach.

Chris Duncan is a great Life Coach and motivational speaker.

The list can go on.

How can you be sure when choosing or looking for a Mentor to chose the right one.

What should you expect when looking for a mentor? How often should you come together for training, what are your goals? Do you really want to have a mentor you pushes you and brings out the qualities that you did not even expect to have?

1. Who should your mentors be, and how do you find them?

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Einstein was one of the  great Mentor’s who lived on earth

First, you need to determine your values (they can be aspirational values — values that you are striving to achieve), or they can be values that are clearly part of your life now.

Next, you need to think about your personal and professional goals. Have you noticed that many successful people tell people to set goals? There’s a good reason for it — they work! So think about yours before you look for a mentor.

Once you’ve looked at your values and thought about your goals, then, look for people that you believe embody those values and goals. Try to “network up.”  via 4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

When I was looking for my Mentor I was looking for someone who had and was already in the place I wanted to be. Be aware that being mentored by a great mentor will not be cheap unless you can afford it you might have to find someone who is in your league and in the reach of your wallet. You can talk to people you have met and would be happy to be your mentor. There are people out there who have a lot of knowledge and feel honoured to become a Mentor.

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2. Should the relationship be formal or informal?

It is not either/or. It is both/and. Both can work. I have had many, many informal mentoring relationships, as well as formal ones. I’d recommend creating a formal mentoring relationship for about a year (if the prospective mentor is willing), then let it transition to something more casual over time. If the mentor is only available informally, go with that. via 4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

You have to think about it, the person must be in harmony with you, and both of you should respect each other. It is no good if after a while you think the mentor is too strict and he thinks you are too lazy or the other way around.

3. What should you expect from your mentor, and what should they expect from you?

It depends on whether your relationship is formal or informal. In both cases, you want the relationship to be congruent with your values and goals. It always comes down to that. Formal relationships should have structure and processes in place. They should include regular meetings in person or by Skype (generally monthly). There should be a set objective or topic to discuss at each of these sessions. via 4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

Your goals should be written out and a timeframe should be attached to it. You can send Questions and problems you encounter in advance before each meeting so your mentor has time to prepare and the meeting will be efficiently executed.

4. How do you both determine whether the relationship is working and when it’s time to move on?

As long as you continue to receive value from the relationship and/or give value to the relationship — it is working. I have had some mentoring relationships where I started as the mentee, but it evolved over time where I was a peer mentoring my mentor on certain issues. That’s when you know you’ve developed a long-term friendship. Ideally, a strong mentoring relationship evolves into a long-term connection and friendship. via 4 Questions to Ask About Networking Mentors

If you tell your friends that you have a mentor you might be surprised to see how many people think it is a waste of money. Unfortunately, not everyone is open to receive mentoring and pay for it. Most of them do not understand that the mentor is actually spending his time to teach the student. A good Mentor will go above everything else and will make sure you will excel in perfection.

It is also a good knowledge improvement for a mentor to teach you as over time the mentor will gain more knowledge as things are changing especially know in this networking world. The digital age is moving so fast, and what was yesterday it might not be in today. Just have a look at Facebook, a couple of years ago all the younger generation was on it now there are only the parents of the younger generation on it. So where does the younger generation hangs out now at Snapchat?

The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo

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Michelangelo approached the craft of sculpting with the humble conviction that a unique and beautiful piece of art already existed within the stone, and his job was only to release it. We think the best mentors approach their art in the same way.

Social psychologists have already confirmed that in the best romantic relationships, partners sculpt one another in such a manner as to bring each person closer to their ideal self — the person they want to be. Termed the Michelangelo phenomenon, a skilled and thoughtful relationship partner becomes committed to first understanding and then reinforcing or drawing out another’s ideal form. But a skilled mentor can also affirm another’s ideal self — that unique, promising, but the vulnerable form that might be hidden from view. via The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo

How exactly can a mentor develop a vision the mentee ideal self? Not everyone can become a mentor and it takes skills and natural talent, as well as the heart, has to be in teaching and mentoring. You must love to share information with others. It becomes like a prayer for a mentor to teach the student and hold for him only the good in hands. The mentor must have lots of passion to invest his time into a student. The Mentor must have a clear vision of where his students will be in 6 months and understand the goals the students have set.

Setting goals are easy to achieve them is another thing. It is no use setting goals when you know there is no way to achieve them. 

Do woman have a harder time to find a mentor than men?

Research on cross-gender mentoring reveals that women face more barriers to finding a mentor and that even when they do, they may reap a narrower range of professional and psychological benefits. One reason for this may be that when it comes to key interpersonal skills such as listening, men sometimes struggle with the sort of active listening required to help a mentee gradually unearth her ideal self. via The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo

How would it work when a woman mentors a man, or a younger men mentors an older man, the same goes for a younger woman mentors an older woman. Would there be differences and dislikes during the mentorship? I guess yes, there would be. What do you think?

Would you say that men are more in general task orientated and woman, in general, are more relationship orientated? Men have a hard time to really listen to the woman they mentor, as the brain of a man and a woman has different wires or functions in a different way.

Brain differences between Genders. Do you ever wonder why woman and men think so differently?

Male brains utilize nearly seven times more grey matter for activity while female brains utilize nearly ten times more white matter. What does this mean? 

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Great mentors are often given to crafting bold, even audacious pictures of where a mentee can go in their career. For instance, Sandy Stosz, a Coast Guard three-star admiral, recently told us:

[My mentors] gave me opportunities I hadn’t thought about. They gave me a chance to look beyond what I had as my vision, which was just becoming a sailor and commanding a ship one day. They helped me look at a bigger picture, not just the Coast Guard but the entire Department of Transportation. Those two men showed me that there’s more out there than just settling for going to sea, that there are special jobs and possibilities I hadn’t even considered.

In the end, a great mentor will honour the mentee’s ideal self and career dream (not the one he’s invested in or the one that mirrors his own career).

Thoughtful sculptors use the tools of patient listening, Socratic questioning, unconditional acceptance, and generous affirmation to help draw forth the dream, name it out loud, and then set about championing mentees’ efforts to get there. via The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo

If you are looking for a mentor for Network marketing please read my blog. This Network is actually like having a mentor on your site. The community of one million members is great in supporting each other and mentoring the group.

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The more understanding you get on how your brain works and functions the more in-depth you will unveil the secrets to life. Nothing becomes impossible, and there are no restrictions on what you can achieve. There is no limitation on what you can do. You develop a stronger connection with life.

Planning and secure a financial future:

With the Manifestation Millionaire Program, you can learn and reveal the secret to an abundant life. Limitations are illusions of your mind. The famous words from the bible are
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( I love this example you are holding in the left and right hand each 500 hundred dollars in 10 dollar bills,(1000 Dollars) you are holding it very tight as you do not want to lose it. The universe is sending you another 50.000 Dollar in 100 Dollar bills. Now the universe is asking you open your hands and receive, the 50.000 Dollar. You have 20 seconds to open your hands and receive, what is your first reaction? You probably want to hold on to the money you are holding in your hands ….. if so then you are not able to receive more as to receive more you have to let go. Sometimes we have to let go of things we are holding on to, as they are holding us back to move on and receive more )

Dedication to the Program

If you are looking and think this program makes you rich overnight, it has a magic wand that you swing and sim -sala- bim you are rich without any effort or change than I am sorry to say Manifestation Millionaire is not for you.

It always takes a few ingredients to make a cake the same it is with changing your life. You will need “Dedication, Persistence, Passion, hard work and Action to be able to turn your life around. Only then you are on the path to observe and get the real meaning of this guide.

Pros about the Manifestation Millionaire Program
Unlike other products that share the same theme, The Manifestation Millionaire stays true to reality and attempts to bridge the gap between your old ideas, and an abundant new reality you can create for yourself. Does it work? The short answer is, “Yes,” but it requires you to understand and follow specific instructions. In short, you need to be coachable.

Cons about the Manifestation Millionaire Program

The concepts of The Manifestation Millionaire and the Law of Attraction may sound absurd to some people. It requires folks to change the perception of becoming wealthy, and learn a new way of manifestation techniques based on newly discovered science involving the Brain, Heart, and emotional aspect of it. This may sound a bit strange to some people. It is a proven fact that the Heart and Brain coherence plays a big part in meditations and successful manifestations.

The Manifestation Millionaire is only available as a digital download

Coherence

Many contemporary scientists believe it is the underlying state of our physiological processes that determine the quality and stability of the feelings and emotions we experience. The feelings we label as positive reflect body states that are coherent, meaning “the regulation of life processes becomes efficient, or even optimal, free-flowing and easy,”[160] and the feelings we label as “negative,” such as anger, anxiety and frustration are examples of incoherent states.
https://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/coherence/

All in all, I can recommend the Manifestation Millionaire to those who want to transform their lives. The program teaches you a proven and effective way to get the things that you desire with the Law of Attraction and the Law of Success.

The Manifestation Millionaire is inexpensive and teaches efficiently to re-program your mind. It is a compelling product that aims to help individuals to accelerate their success, and have more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
The Manifestation Millionaire guide comes with a 60 Days money back guarantee. So what is holding you back try it out now…If you are not happy with it you get the money back.

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If you want to live a more fulfilling life and wish to be happy and experience the abundant lifestyle, I would say go for it.
Say YES to this opportunity, and you landed on this page because deep down you know you want more from life.

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What is the secret to the Law of Attraction

Wayne Dyer I am that I am

What is the secret to the Law of Attraction?

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” by Napoleon Hill 

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? Napoleon Hill wrote a book called “Think and Grow Rich”, he was one of the first to write about it.

Another author was Joseph Murphy he called it “The Power of your Subconscious Mind” for him the secret to the law of attraction is your mind.

This blog writes about the Law of Attraction but not in a way as you can read it in books, I wanted to bring it over as I see it and I use it in my daily life. We are all busy each day and I have managed to bring it into my life so that it does not become another stress factor to do it.

What is the secret to the Law of Attraction

So what is the secret to the Law of Attraction?

I believe in the ” Law of Attraction?” I always did, my grandmother always told me when I was growing up.. and I was asking her what I will be when I grow up? Every time she answered me:” you can be anything you want, tell the Universe your dreams, believe in it, and the Universe will make it happen. Whenever my Grandmother said this to me, I was happy and exited what would life bring for me.

I started dreaming what I want to be. I imagined travelling the world and living in a foreign country. Well, I am living in a foreign country, and my job requires me to travel around the world.

Mind over Matter 

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Your mind is telling you now; this is all made up to make money. I can tell you that is not made up. Quite a few years ago in 2007 when Rhonda Byrne came out with her book “The Secret, it was a bestseller right away. Millions of people were reading her book. I remember reading that book over and over again, and I have to say I still have it now.

When I was reading that book, I thought many times to myself … I know that I have heard about that… my grandmother came to my mind. She knew it… 

How is the Law of Attraction working?

You might have noticed that sometimes things just fall into place or just comes out of the blue that a friend you just thought of is giving you a call. Or you just bumped into someone you just thought about it yesterday. Those are experiences of the Law of Attraction in action. Every day there is proof that the Law of Attraction works. On good days and on bad days.

With the Law of Attraction, you can attract both the good and the bad. Have you heard of people who get into a bad relationship over and over again and they complain that they always choose the same kind of person? The Law of Attraction is also working for them. Just in a negative way. The universe does not differentiate between good and bad it goes on the energy you are sending out.

you are what you think Definition of the Law of Attraction by Michael J. Losier

“You attract to your life whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative. “

You are what you speak so to say!

Words are an essential part of the Law of Attraction.

Words can lift you up, and words can be like knives and hurt you badly. At the same time, nice and emotional words can uplift you and let you see the stars. If you use the word ” I love you” it triggers an emotion, and if you use the word ” I hate you ” it also triggers an emotion. Two different emotions.

Words have the different meaning to different people, for example when you say the word ” money” some associate joy and happiness and for others it means stress, and anxiety as money is a significant lack in their life.

To create positive vibration throughout the day, you have to watch what are you saying. Eliminate trigger words that bring out mixed feelings and sad emotions. I know what you were going to tell me now;  you don’t need to change all at once. Just start with eliminating the words “don’t” and “not” for the beginning.

If you want to buy an automobile for example than when you are at the Dealer, do not say ” Too expensive. I can not afford that car ” Instead say what a beautiful car, another time and you mine.

How do you start your day is essential as it sets the mood of your day.

First thing in the morning, before you get out of bed.

Start your morning being thankful for the things you have. Start with five things each day. Write them down or before you go out of bed say them either mentally or aloud.

For example.

Thank you for the restful sleep,

Thank you for this comfortable bed,

Thank for the warm blanket that keeps me warm at night,

Thank you for the air we breathe,

Thank you for perfect health,

Thank you for my family that supports and loves me,

Thank you for this beautiful day today

And so on…

do it consistently for 21 days it will become a habit, and you will see how different your day starts each morning. Continues after 21 days to change and add some of the Gratitude affirmations.

Esther and Abraham Hicks 

The same goes before you go to bed, take five things from the day that you want to be thankful for

Thank you for this beautiful day today it brought me a lot of joy.

I am so grateful that I went hiking with friends today

I loved the dinner I shared with my family today

I loved the smell of the fresh flowers the courier brought to our office today.

Thank you for that soft and cosy pillow I will go to sleep.

Thank you for the hot and cold water in the shower

I love having lots of friends

and so on

If you start your day with a positive mindset the day is set to a different tone, as if you rush out of bed and stress yourself out first thing in the morning. If you are stressed the moment you get up, your whole day will follow by stressful situations.

start your day with being grateful

Believe it or not to believe

If you’re a natural Skeptic person and you have trouble believing in the Law of Attraction, karma and attracting things than you might use the logical approach on this subject.

Think it over for a few seconds, someone with a positive attitude has less fear than someone with a contrary view. If someone has a very positive attitude, they have less doubt. People who are more relaxed are more successful than People with a negative outlook.

Fear and uncertainty can cripple people. If people let that kind of negative vibration into their lives and feed it on a daily base that can cause themselves a lot of problems.

A lot of times we don’t even recognise that we are doing it feels so natural as it supposed to be. We are so caught up in our fears and feeling that it becomes a regular state of mind.

Remember: “It is the absence of doubt that will bring your desire faster. ” ( by Michael Losier)

It means you need to eliminate the little voice in your head when doing affirmation and imagine the new life.

I give you a small exercise try it out when you have to drive with your car and get a parking space.

Have you ever tried to get a parking space when the parking lots are full and no parking space in sight? Try this before you start driving say to yourself, Universe I need a parking space in the city at the parking lot near the Pharmacy (for example)

Think about it for around 30 sec. See your self-driving into the parking space as someone just pulled out that parking space in front of you.

Let me know if you got the parking space.

To experience positive effects like this in your own life, you must adjust your thinking and your vocabulary. It will not be easy to switch from a contrary view to a positive outlook, but it is achievable.

There are different ways how you can do this. I prefer an app on my mobile phone that reminds me to speak my affirmation

You can download the app from google play there are different apps, but I like this one as I can use my affirmation and set time reminders. This app is free

 Apps on Google Play

 

Another method is you can use post-it notes and put them around in your apartment or house. Write affirmations as they have happened already. Instead of post-it notes, you can also use pictures and write on them your positive affirmation. Put them around the house, apartment or Office.

Wayne Dyer I am that I am

Each day, practice imagining what your life will be. Create it as you go along. If it helps create a vision board.

If you want to be rich and wealthy, then imagine your life how it will be when you are rich and wealthy. Which house do you have, what car you drive, Where do you live, travelling around the world, etc. important is that you use your vibration and senses to experience your visualisation.

Remember:

To know whether you are sending out a positive or negative vibration simply take a look at the results you are getting in that area of your life. They are a perfect reflection of what you are vibrating. ( by Michael Losier)

Being able to achieve great things, you must think positive thoughts. Whether you believe it is through attitude or simply though cosmic force you can create the life you want and get what you desire just think the right thoughts mix it with the right vibration and steer it with action.

Ester and Abraham Hicks

Do you use the Law of Attraction in your daily life? Did you like this Post? How are you using the Law of Attraction?

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All the best and have a wonderful Day ahead of you. Remember everything is always working out for you. The Law of the Attraction will attract what you set your emotions for.

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