The importance of resolutions

On the river of life it is important to pull up on the bank and check our course.  Life is a trip, not a destination. However, it is important to know where we want to go and what is important to accomplish along the way.  What did we accomplish in the past year and what  is important in the year ahead.  Resolutions help us chart our course, set our priorities and paddle forward with purpose.

Why do so many resolutions fail?  Basically, it comes down to not taking a resolution seriously.  I may say I want to loose weight, make more money or help the homeless, but without a strategic plan to achieve our resolution it will fail.

Live life with purpose.  Know what you must do to accomplish your purpose. You will live a happier, more productive life. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.

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Purpose and distractions in our lives. 

Are you a slave to your gadgets?  Do you have to answer your phone even if you are driving?  Does dealing with email take hours out of your day?  Face it.  Technology can be a task master that totally dominates your day.

Our brains seem to be wired to respond to occasional rewards.  That is why email is so irresistible.  Over half of email is spam, but occasionally we hit the jackpot and we just have to dig through all the junk to get our reward.

 
When I need to plan a project or do anything creative, I have to turn the gadgets off, ignore my email and concentrate on what is important.  If you are stuck on the information treadmill, hop off and take a vacation from gadget domination.  Go to some quite place and meditate.  Think about your purpose in life and what you need to do to live the life of your dreams.  Leave the phones behind and take your family to the beach or the mountains.  Get outdoors and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature.

It will be a shock to the kids, but they will survive and you will all be better off because of the get away.

Four core components of a successful website.

There are 4 basic steps to creating a successful online business.

  1. Your website
  2. Your content
  3. Your traffic
  4. How you monetize you site.

Without four sturdy legs, your website will fall flat.

The Purpose Economy

What are the significance of words like purpose, mission, vision, adaptability, capability and resilience in your life?

Think about it a minute.  Without purpose you are adrift on the River of Life.  A written mission statement helps us define our purpose, and we must make sure we stay on course.  Life has many ways of steering us into the eddies.  We need to know when to paddle to bring our life back to achieving our purpose.

The only thing we can depend on is change.  The River will not always be smooth.  We will deal with rapids in our life.  You can face the rapids with fear or you can see those rough waters as a challenge and an opportunity for adventure.  Know what you want to accomplish in the next year, 2 years and longer.  A big wave surfer can play with a wave that could kill a beginner.  The more capability we have the more adaptable we will be, and adaptability is key to creating resilience in our lives.Continue reading

Why do people join your team?

Malama Pono, Team building

Malama Pono, Team building

People join your network marketing team because the want Leadership, mentoring, recognition, product and an opportunity to make unlimited income. In internet marketing your objective is to create a relationship and build you opt-in list.  You have to create a team that knows, likes and trusts you. Then you show them how to get what they want.

Why do people want a work home internet business? Reasons vary with the individual, but i think most people want to be independent. Anyone starting own small business wants to pursue their dreams – not those of an employer. They also see the opportunity to make extra income online and improve their financial resilience.  Read more

How Bitcoin could disrupt money transfers to Africa

There is a new paradigm afoot and it is called the collaborative commons.  Capitalism is under pressure as automation and technology force the cost of goods toward zero marginal cost.  The internet is making a global commons possible.  People are finding ways to work outside the capitalist system.  The are diversifying  and collaborating to find ways to achieve common goals.

Bitcoins is just one example.  This informal banking system is revolutionizing how money is handled and it has the potential to wipe out money transfer firms like Western Union.  People are coming together in cooperatives, NGOs and MLMs to cut out the middle man and focus on solving our human problems.  Capitalism is about how much we have.  The collaborative commons, facilitated by the internet, is about how much we can share and how we can create a quality, sustainable life for everyone.

New Hana Like Website

Spent most of the day updating this website.  You see the results.  Visit this site to learn how to grow your business.  We will give you tips on leveraging the internet to build your business or organization.  This is an experimental WordPress website.  We can experiment with widgets, themes and customization before we implement a change on a clientʻs website.  We will also let you know what changes we make so you can try them out on your own website.  For instance, the slide show on the Photo page uses a widget called Meta Slider.  After the slide show is set up, the software gives me a line of short code I can place on any page or in any post to create a slide show exactly where I want it.  When you select a WebPress widget, make sure you select one that has been updated recently.  If it hasnʻt been updated in a year it is probably not being maintained well.

 

Saturday 4.12.14

Accomplishment today: Worked on PlanetViews.com and pretty well finished the Rescue Mission portion of the website.

We had a water main break last night and a river was flowing down the hill.  Filled the whole street an inch deep and flowing fast.  This morning the driveway was filled with mud, but no damage.