Posts by DBCrist 48
This is One ViewRetail is dead, that’s how Marc Andreessen sees it. The entrepreneur and tech investor was recently quoted saying that all physical retail stores will die, succumbing eventually to the vast sea of online competition. According to Andreessen, there will be one way to shop for everything and that way will be e-commerce.And Then There Is AnotherThis view by the founder of Netscape might be biased and a little over pessimistic, but one thing is clear, Brick and Mortar stores
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March 14, 2019
2 Billion WebsitesI was reading today that there are now over 2 billion websites in the world.4 Million BlogsI also read that there are 4 million blogs published daily. Getting Indexed is a Big DealThis says a couple of things to me. First there are a lot of websites that are sitting idle. They either don't have blogs or don't publish very often. Still, 4 million blogs published daily is a big number. It's more reason to be proud of yourself when a blog of yours gets indexed by Goggle. Take Pri
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March 09, 2019
The HabitWhat is a habit? The basic definition is that it's a more or less fixed way of thinking, willing or feeling, acquired through the repetition of a mental experience, that becomes imprinted in your neural pathway. Every habit forms a mental loop, that includes a cue, a routine and a reward.Cue, Routine, Reward Take sucking your thumb for instance. The cue is when the child feels threatened or afraid or unsure of himself. The routine is putting the thumb in your mouth and sucking it. The
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March 05, 2019
Wanting More Out of LifeAfter over 30 years in Brick and Mortar Retail, the thought of ever going back appalled me. The thought kept coming to me that I'm capable of so much more. The desire to live a bigger life, would not go away, instead it became stronger and stronger. I started to think that I could have a different life.I Was ShockedI was shocked to find out, that my subconscious didn't want me to think about having a better life. Anytime I thought of ways to change, I was immediately bom
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March 01, 2019
Creative ImaginationHave you ever thought of the possibility that there's more to you, than what your living? If you have than you have felt your creative imagination stirring. Maybe it's trying to tell you something. According to Maxwell Maltz, we are all "goal striving mechanisms". And it's our God given imagination that pushes us to be better and do better than we think we can. Too many ignore this voice within themselves.It's Healthy And Normal To Want MoreIt's not selfish or egotistical to
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February 24, 2019
What Is Self-ImageAccording to Maxwell Maltz in his ground breaking book "Psycho-Cybernetics", Self-Image is the sub-conscious framework, of how we see life and ourselves. Everyone has one and most of us are not even aware of it, and that's a problem. It means we may have powerful beliefs about ourselves and the world, that we can't challenge or change because we're not even aware of them.Internal DialogueThere are things that influence us and how we present ourselves to the world, that we are
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February 16, 2019
Wrote a blog post about how the Boomer Generation should be regarded as the greatest because of the tech boom from 1970-2000. And it was ranked by Google, where, I have no idea, probably on page ten or so but it's still cool. When I do my keyword research I usally pick keywords that get 300 or so searches a month. I wrote an earlier blog about when I was in College we only had one phone for the whole Fraternity house and nobody seemed to mind, now we can't leave our house without our phones.Wen
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The Linear Life PlanUntil recently the charting of our lives has been very neat and predictable. First you learned, then you worked, then you died. There are a number of reasons we accepted the Linear Life Plan.First it fulfilled the biological and social requirements of a short life span. Second it was tradition, you were expected to act your age. Third it was the law, we created Government regulations and Institutional rules that prescribed the ages at which we should go to school, begin and
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January 17, 2019
I've written 20 posts on my WA blog over the last three months since joining WA. Just recently I've started getting into the habit of going to the Dashboard and reading the top ten posts of the week, if I saw something that resonated with me I would go to the members profile and read past posts and maybe start following, I very rarely left any comments. In the beginning I had been very slow and selective about following people, being new I wanted to get a feel for the community and not just s
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January 16, 2019
The 80/20 rule or The Pareto Principle as it's known, states that for many events roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. While this, principle works when applied to inanimate objects it doesn't work when applied to animate objects like the workplace. While it's probably safe to say that 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people, what it doesn't do is breakdown exactly what the other 80% of people are doing. In his book "The Coming Jobs War", author Jim Clifton does just that
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