Posts by Karin13 293
July 07, 2020
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ ConfuciusIf you follow your passion, you'll never work a day in your life. ~ Tony BennettThe words may be slightly different, but the sentiment is the same, if you find something you love to do, you will never work a day in your life. These words have been quoted in different forms throughout the ages. Why do you suppose that is?In my opinion, it is because it is true. When something is true, it gets repeated and beli
July 05, 2020
Strangers complained about the stench, but the locals liked to brag that it was the sweet smell of money. ~ Author: Donald Ray PollockI cover a lot of meetings for my "day job." One of my "beats" is for the county commissioners. I have been covering their meetings for nearly 20 years now. (I feel really old admitting that!)One day the city that the meetings are held in was particularly odorous. That city has two major meat processing plants, an animal rendering plant and an egg plant. When al
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. ~ Bernard BaruchWhen I was a kid, I liked to do what I wanted, when I wanted and if I wanted. I would throw tantrums and make a big fuss if I didn't want to do something. But the bottom line was if my mom or dad said I was going to do something, you better believe I was going to do it—tantrum or not!The same was true if I wanted to do something which my parents didn't want me to do.ListeningListening
July 01, 2020
I just wanted to give a shout out to all my Canada Wealthy Affiliate brothers and sisters on July 1, Canada Day.I didn't know what Canada Day meant, so I looked it up. This is what Wikipedia says about Canada Day. "A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a si
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ~ John HolmesAhhh, the exercise of helping people. When we build our businesses, why are we doing it?If your answer is strictly to make money, then you may be in the wrong business. If all you want to do is to make money, you can get a job doing practically anything to make money. But if you want to make a difference, add value to the world, then you might consider helping other people solve their problems.That
You know that little airplane at the top of the dashboard? Yes, that one. Mine always says 300. That makes me a little sad. I would like to see it move... I have had a few referrals, but none of them are serious about this business, so they don't join Wealthy Affiliate.Not a good salespersonTruthfully, I have never been a very good salesperson. When I was a representative for a certain health related MLM, the only time I ever sold anything was through my own use of the product and showing the p
Sometimes, I have to remind myself why I am at Wealthy Affiliate. Yes, it is to help people. For me that is the number one goal.But I also have to remember that I am "just a girl boss building my empire." I kind of have to laugh about that because it's been a long time since I've been a girl!In all seriousness, though, I am here first and foremost to build my empire. This is the legacy I will leave for my grandchildren, especially the one who lives with me. I work at this every day so that I ca
June 24, 2020
Choose your words wisely. Words have power. They have the power to move nations and they have the power to destroy as well. ~ Jim RohnA well planned headline can make the difference between ten readers and 10,000 readers. So can a first paragraph. If you don't capture your reader's attention in the first paragraph, you might as well stop writing...Choosing the right words for your opening as well as the rest of your post is vital. Honestly, I will not read past the second paragraph (I am more g
June 23, 2020
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ConfuciusI used to work at my kitchen table. I got a lot done there. I wrote posts regularly for both Wealthy Affiliate and for a couple of my business websites. There was a lot of sunlight at my kitchen table and a lot of fresh air through the open window directly to my left. It was very conducive to creative work.Then it began to snow. And snow. And snow.I moved into my living room. But in there it was dark and uncomfortable.
June 22, 2020
I was somewhat shocked this morning when I saw this message pop up on my screen:I had previously been an ambassador for 67 days about a year ago. I had worked hard at it that time. This time, I was just being myself. I find that Interesting...I am proud to be an ambassador for Wealthy Affiliate. I do not know how long I will be one, but while I am, I promise to do my very best at being a good helper. I love to help others when I have the skills and knowledge to do so. I don't always have those