Quick Start Challenge – Challenge #2

This post contains a video about my second week’s challenge.  I’m picking up many bits of knowledge and skills as I face the challenges. I finally discovered how to change the text colour.

The main part of the challenge is to do a video and upload  to Youtube then embed to my blog.
I did the video in two takes. Grreat! then I had to rush out to see a local client and keep other commitments..
When I returned at night, I began to edit. The background noise was terrible.
I left it like that and did my best in the video editor (too late for another take).

Then to upload to YouTube. It’s the worst part because it takes too long and we can never tell if the audio file conversion from editor to Youtube will affect the final sound.
Guess what?

After taking forever to upload, the audio in Youtube was barely audible yet perfect in video editor. I then adjusted in the video editor to compensate for the compression when converted to YouTube and tried to upload another time.

Wait forever…. and forever…. and forever. This is crazy!

I canceled the operation and tried to upload a few times again. I had to leave the house for a few hours so I hoped that it would be complete when I returned. 

Five hours away from home and still there was a problem with the upload when I returned! This has never happened before!

I tried to upload a few more times but fell asleep waiting.

When I awoke, I saw that the video wasn’t on YouTube although I tried to publish. I calmly logged off. My deadline was already gone so I simply dealt with what was in front of me with a smile. I needed to go to work on Monday Morning! 

I went to the kitchen for a quick breakfast and logged on again. Uploaded once more then got ready for work. When I left the house it was still uploading so I smiled. 

When I launch a product one day I ‘ll remember to put everything in place to prevent this nonsense!

I got to work and had an early meeting then I loaded onto Google and checked my video. Clicked publish and … VOILA!

I looked at another  video to learn how to embed the code to this blog and here it is.

I have learnt some time ago to always keep composure when I can’t do anything about a bad situation. When it’s out of my control, it is out of control and I need to stay in control.

Rule #5 = Plan for the worst if there is a deadline because time is not mine.

Thanks for reading and watching!

Enjoy the Game!

Joe

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The Art of Giving

Birthdays, Christmas, holidays, graduations or just for the sake of it. When people acknowledge our successes and achievements with gifts or show their appreciation with tokens that we like, we become encouraged to do better. We set out to play a better “game”.

Purple Gift Box with ribbon

A few months ago, I received an email from my shipping company which informed me that for the entire month, I would get a 5% discount off every transaction and applied to the following month’s transactions. All accumulated value would be applied to the first transaction of the following month and if all the value isn’t received on the first transaction then the discount value would be applied on any transaction of that month only, until the full value was given. Nice! So the next shipment may be free. I continued business, as usual, with my imports.

My first package of the following month arrived and I went into the shipping company’s office to collect my packages. The very pleasant lady at the counter asked me if I filled the application form to receive my discount and have it applied to my transaction. I apparently had a puzzled expression as she continued that the application form was emailed to me.

I said, ” If you say that you’re going to give me something, I think that you should just give it to me. Why should you make it more difficult for me to get it? Just give me my bill and I’ll pay for this, thank you.”

She said,” Hold on.”

She went to the computer, picked  up the phone to speak to someone, printed something then returned to me.

She said with a smile, ” I applied your discount to this bill.”

I smiled and was happy that my bill total was $1.40.

Unless we state a condition at the very beginning for someone to receive something, we shouldn’t state a condition for them to get it at the time they should receive it. For example, go to Macy’s New York to the third floor on Friday 24th July.  I’ll meet you and give you $1M. Although you may be in Florida, I have set the condition at the very beginning. However, if I told you that I would give you $1M on Friday 24th July, then on Friday you call me and I say, ” Meet me in Macy’s New York.” That’s not a gift, it’s a mission.

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Rule #4 = When giving, do not make it difficult in any way for the receiver to get. Simply give…

Enjoy the Game!

Joe

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Hello world!

Week 1
Today is my only day! Yesterday and tomorrow aren’t real. While I may plan for tomorrow and remember yesterday, only today I am able to create my future world.

This is the very first blog post that I have ever done, in my entire life. this is something that I have been thinking about for three years. Thinking for three years!
I have thought about an internet income for six months.             Thought for six months!
Well, Today is the Day! The day that I have begun my new journey. A complete amateur that has no idea of what I’m doing whatsoever! And creating this blog post is the most difficult thing that I’ve done in six months. I have a picture in my mind of what I want but I have no idea of how to get it and I’m scared like hell! But everything that was scary has always been fun in hindsight.

I joined a program to help me with my adventure. This blog is my homework for the first lesson.
Three years of thinking about it and I have been able to complete it within six days of my very busy schedule. And for that I want to thank Dean Holland, Craig Crawford and Robert Phillips of The Quick Start Challenge!

I’ll use this blog to document my course and to share my discoveries of internet opportunities. I hope that it will serve to help others one one day.

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