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Getting Back to Work After Vacation

January 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

This is the first post of 2018, so I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! I’ll be honest with you. After a week off visiting an exotic city having a mix of cultural influences, it took some time to get back to work. Our daily routine is great and helps us be more efficient. If you break it for a while, your brain may fight you when you need to resume it. However, I’m a strong supporter of feeding our brain with care, every day and the entire year, as much as possible. You can’t just feed marketing or making money techniques to your brain all year long. After all, an athlete doesn’t just work out his or her abs, right? He works out more or less all groups of muscles, and he is also careful about diet, recovery and so on. For me, there’s a side-interest in understanding the past, the birth, growth and fall or transformation of civilizations, to have a better grasp of where we are now and possibly where we will be in the future. Every once in a while, I feed this interest, and I prefer to use vacations for this purpose (instead of watching documentaries on TV, which I did at some point, but it’s not the same). It may provide a needed break from a monochrome routine, and subject our brain and body to a different kind of information and activities. But now 2018 has started. Maybe you went on vacation as well. Maybe you spent more time with your family. Maybe you simply slowed down during the holidays. I’m pretty sure you analyzed your results in 2017 and set goals for your main areas of focus for the new year. If you haven’t, there’s still time, but keep in mind […]

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Evaluation Time at the Year End

December 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

When the year comes to an end, we should all have an evaluation time and see how we stand and what we need to adjust going forward, or even what we need to change radically. With this in mind, I’ve put together some stats for Adrian’s Hub for last year, and decided to make them public. Not to brag, because we are a very small site and things can improve in many areas, but we can also show some consistent facts. Adrian’s Hub main reason to exist is to offer an online starting point especially to those who just started their online adventure, or have hit bottom, perhaps multiple times. If you are looking for quick gains, it’s unlikely this site is for you. There is no promise involved, except that through your own consistent, focused actions on the right goals, you will get rewarded. By not repeating the same mistakes over and over again, by improving your results and, only as part of the mix, by affiliate commissions and rewards you receive in Adrian’s Hub contests. I share my experiences and thoughts on the blog. Sometimes we have interviews or I review a program. I also recommend resources to use for internet marketing and traffic generation inside. Adrian’s Hub additionally offers me a small platform to learn and test new things. Let’s get back to our results though. Adrian’s Hub is not focused on profit, as you can see above, rather on helping others. However, excluding 2014 when we started, 2015 and 2017 were profitable (but most wouldn’t bother doing the work for this profit, and thus I don’t do it for the profit either), 2016 was slightly below breaking even. I’ve paid $296.16 this year in commissions (which include cash rewards), $1299.30 since the site is online. I […]

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Opportunity. Preparation. Taking Action.

December 8, 2017 // 2 Comments

Today I’d like to talk about a process that we often treat lightly and that costs us. The ideal process starts with identifying an opportunity, continues to a preparation or planning phase and then we must take action to make it happen. You will see we often skip steps or stall during any of these stages. Being aware of our mistakes is the first step to cease making them. Then, as always, with practice we can improve our results. Identifying the Opportunity Opportunities vary… a lot. By Importance I’ve read a person only has about 3 life-changing opportunities in their entire life. I’m not sure how accurate that number is, but we certainly have a few, no more. Taking these opportunities or missing them will have an immense impact on our future. By contrast, we have many opportunities that don’t have the power, by themselves, to change our lives. Compounded together and over time, they can also exert a high influence on our trajectory in life. In Relation to Time They can be time constrained. That’s when an opportunity window presents itself for a limited time and you have to act until the counter runs out or the opportunity window passes. They can be without time pressure. One of the world’s top investors, Warren Buffett, is well-known for tracking down undervalued companies that are not in the spotlight. He seeks and finds opportunities and it may take time before they are revealed as true jewels. Since these companies are rarely targeted by other investors, he can take as much time as he wants and needs to accomplish his goals. By How It Is Revealed to You Some opportunities almost hit you in the face, but in certain situations you see a potential opportunity and need to dig out more information […]

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