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5 Easy Pieces: Learning the Hard Way, Losing Your Domain

Yes, it happened. A renewal date came up, was missed and before you know it, when attempting to pay the renewal we find out the domain was put up for auction and purchased by someone else. Now what!? Facing the situation professionally was hard and embarrassing, my head hit the brick wall several, painful times before I sucked it up and started hunting for ways to remedy the situation. (found that security giant Checkpoint did the same thing)  Luckily, and I highly recommend everyone do this, I had purchased a back-up domain name so the site did not go down completely.  But, it was an unnecessary, time-killing task that was not on my already busy to-do list. Why would anyone else finding a domain want a domain name with someone else’s name?  Well, if you, as a marketer and branding consultant have done a good job, that domain name has real value, especially to online “speculators.”  Just like house flipping in the real estate market, domain names are online real estate and speculators love to …

5 Easy Pieces: Fake Profiles, How Many Should You Have?

  Photo courtesy TimeLordmk on Deviant Art   In the online world you can be whomever you want to be, but, how many times? As social media created large communities, just like any town, there are good sides and there are bad sides and people act out in ways that they normally wouldn’t if the veil of a computer screen wasn’t there to protect their antics and their identity. But, do you think some have gone too far? Either there are way more folks misdiagnosed with multiple personality disorders, or their are less people using the WWW than originally counted, they are using multiple profiles! 1. Reasons to Be a Fake There are scores of reasons to create an online identity that doesn’t quite match your real identity, safety and security being the number one.  In an age where identities are easily stolen, it makes good sense.  For instance, my real name is not “Delilah”, and only a handful of friends know that, but it serves to keep my real identity somewhat out of the …

Creating the “UN” To-Do List!

What could squelch creativity more than being overwhelmed by a gigantic “to-do” list and feeling completely paralyzed? In the age of technology,  if you search the term “how to un-do a to-do list” the results are related to a general instruction of how to correct a document on a computer. So, what is the “UN” to-do list? It’s a way of paring down today’s pace and putting it into proper perspective for a more balanced work life, and integrating time to play or re-charge. If we don’t regularly back away from work, we become less productive and the long hours take a toll on everything we do. 1. Prioritize what “to-do” Start the day of work life to-do list with the number 1 most important thing “to-do?”  Then just do it! Close off all other avenues of distraction and concentrate, focus on that number 1, most important item. Shut off the phone, close down all other tabs and windows, close the door and finish item number 1. Procrastination is probably one of the biggest productivity …

How to Sprout Your Global Business!

No, Virginia, this isn’t your mama trying to crash the glass ceiling any longer. The times have changed, business climate is restyled, and the growth of business has morphed into whatever you want it to be; whether a multi faceted corporate entity is in your future, or a one man band operation, you have the ability to adopt what suits your interests best. How does a business sprout and grow? Here’s where a heavy dose of fear is likely to either build an empire, or have you retreating to the unemployment office or your current employer’s cubicle. Do what you do best and be the best at what you do Let’s start with some golden advice I received from my Yeah Local marketing agent. The secret is there is no secret; don’t do business that you can’t do well. In other words, don’t take on clients, cases, or opportunities that you don’t have every reason to expect will add value to the growth of your reputation as the best. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you should take on anything that …

Change Already! with Jillian Maas Backman, Shooting in the Oak Creek SikhTemple

Change Already! Your Future, Your Choice Jillian, Warm and Fuzzy with an Attitude! Listen in live, or listen at your convenience through the archive of the show.   Jillian will walk you through the maze to an enlightened and engaging future of change! Tune in Thursdays at 1pm ET, 12pm CT Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jillianmaasbackman Jillian Maas Backman, author of BEYOND THE PEWS: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, wrote about her relationship with the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin where a deadly shooting occurred.  Jillian and her guest, Dr. Satwant Dhillon, will discuss the misconceptions about the Sikh community, especially in the aftermath of the tragedy.Dr. Satwant Dhillon an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Southeast Wisconsin,  and personally involved in the Oak Creek Temple community for several years. “I had no intentions of sharing others peoples names or places, but after the attack on the Oak Creek Temple, that had to change.  I had to speak up and share my personal interactions with this Sikh community to help eliminate the fear and misunderstanding people have towards this …