AW Auto-Mate Released and my Interview Replay.

Happy New Year 2014!

Hi and welcome to my first post of 2014. I hope 2013 was a great year for you and that 2014 is even better.

 

Of course if you plan for it to be better, chances are much much more in your favour! (Look red squiggly underline, I’m from Scotland and that’s how ‘favour’ is spelled here! Leave me alone!)

 

I have lots of exciting plans for 2014 including a new software membership site and a huge push on list building. Results to follow!

 

Are you introverted?

Hi folks,

 

I just finished watching this very interesting video on ted.com about introverts and how society seems more geared towards extroverts.

I watched with interest as I consider myself to be introverted. I am happier in quiet surroundings and get my best work done there. It’s not the same as being shy, as Susan Cain explains in her talk, but rather how we deal with external stimulation.

So if you consider yourself to be introverted, or even if you don’t, I’m sure you will find Susan’s talk interesting. Let me know what you think.

What a Ride!

Well what a year this has been! Talk about a roller coaster ride!

So much has happened in the past year or so, I don’t know where to begin.

I quit my job!!!

Yip, that’s a BIG step for me. But we decided that we did not want to hand Arran off to a childminder every day and it made sense for me to stay at home. This will allow me to work on my business whenever Arran gives me time. (This is not a lot of time as I have recently discovered)

Hi folks, today I want to accomplish a couple of things with this post.

The first is to introduce you to my best creation ever. His name is Arran and he was born on 2nd September at 1.11pm

For those interested he weighed 7lb 11oz.

Here he is thinking hard about something…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think you’ll agree that he has inherited his father’s hairline. Hopefully his will grow though :)

An update, an apology and a dilema

Hi folks, in today’s update I have a few things to cover, so please bear with me.

Recently my mind has been COMPLETELY blown by the amount I have had to do.

I’ve had preparations for my baby’s arrival, which should be any day now; work on my WSO which I will re-release today or tomorrow, depending on how my connection behaves; trying to think of a video for Barry Wells’ challenge, which is where the apology comes in. I am waaaaay too late for the challenge. I just had a total mind fog and I couldn’t think of anything to do a video about.

The best result I’ve had writing something!

I had some great news the other day and I couldn’t be happier.

Kathy Dobson (http://kathydobson.com) recently ran a competition where she was looking for suggestions for a tagline for her soon to be redesigned blog.

I came up with a couple of attempts I felt summed her, and what she is attempting to accomplish, up.

As you can probably tell from the title of the post, I won! I am chuffed to bits with the result.

The prize was a licensed copy of Camtasia and Snagit (which I used for the above shot), a $348 value which works out to $43.50 per word!

Sally Neill: Come so far, still so far to go!

Hi folks,

In today’s post I want to give huge congratulations to Internet Marketing’s hardest working wee elf, Sally Neill.

I met Sally as many of us did, through Alex Jeffreys’ coaching program; although I didn’t actually meet her until I bumped into her at a petrol station earlier this year!

When we first ‘met’ her she was working a day job behind a desk and in the evening, juggling her time between her young daughter and aggressive blog hopping and ebook writing.

I think this should serve as great inspiration to anyone who feels they just don’t have time to make this ‘Internet marketing’ thing work.

My Day with John Thornhill

David Meets John

David meets John

Last Thursday I was privileged to be invited to John Thornhill’s office for the day.

It involved a very early start as I had to leave at 6.30am for the drive to Sunderland but I knew it would be worth it. After all, I have driven the length of Britain to attend seminars and I enjoy driving so this would be easy.

It took just over 3 hours to get there, with my trusty Sat-Nav guiding me in the last few miles, arriving at 10am, a few minutes before john arrived as it happens.
Obviously this didn’t give him much time to get the red carpet out but I didn’t mind at all.

2 Ways magic & Marketing Meet

How is marketing like magic?

I don’t mean to suggest that marketing IS magic.

Here’s what I mean.

I have always had an interest in magic. You know, card tricks,
coins, that sort of thing.

And one of my favourite places to hang out was Tam Shepherd’s Magic
Shop in Glasgow, owned by Roy Walton who is a world renowned card
expert.
Not only is he a very interesting and well informed man, he also
demonstrates new tricks and techniques that have been released. I
loved to watch that and would usually end up buying.

You have entered… The Comfort Zone

You unlock this door by doing nothing.

Beyond it is a dimension of routine and normality.

A dimension where nothing changes and everything is familiar.

A dimension where dreams are kept as dreams and nothing is difficult.

You’ve crossed over into…

The Comfort Zone…

(Do do do do, do do do do.) <= To the usual tune.

The Comfort Zone

Scary when you put it that way isn’t it? The Comfort Zone is a very dangerous place for entrepreneurs to be.

I was listening to ‘Sunscreen’ by Baz Luhrmann and in it he advises:

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

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