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How to Manage Your Emotional Roller Coasters

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

We humans use emotions to express our feelings. Emotional roller coasters are situations or experiences that alternate between making you feel excited, exhilarated, or happy and making you feel sad, disappointed, or desperate, we can find in the Collins dictionary. There are people who are or appear calm under any circumstances. But most of us could use a method to deal with emotional roller coasters. Why? Because we tend to do or say stupid and regrettable things in such events. Examples of Emotional Roller Coasters Imagine a lottery winner. He must feel awesome and those money will help him achieve anything he sets his mind to! His future sure must look bright! Hmm, in reality, most go broke in a few years, taking so many bad decisions in between. And they are on an emotional roller coaster all the way up until the winner is announced and then down until they lose everything. Now imagine a very successful restaurant owner. Next to his business a new restaurant opens which attracts many of his customers. Now the owner feels frustrated, but instead of figuring out a way to bring back his customers, he started to pour his frustrations on the customers who had chosen to stay. Want to guess what happened? Of course they left too. Finally, he got the message, the level of service became impeccable again, and started to bring in new customers, as well as some of his former loyal customers. That’s another example of emotional roller coaster, one where you go from top to bottom, and then back up. Is It Good For You to Ride Emotional Roller Coasters? An emotional roller coaster you can’t escape has terrible consequences for your business, family, relationships, personal finances management, trading, etc. Let’s take a “soft” example from family life. […]

7 Simple Maintenannce Tips for Your Wordpress Blog

7 Simple Maintenance Tips For Your WordPress Blog

November 11, 2017 // 2 Comments

A fresh copy of a WordPress blog works so smoothly it seems it’s about to take off. Especially if you are already used to your own blog you have for months or maybe even years. Over time a WordPress blog grows bigger and becomes cluttered, which will slow it down. However, regular maintenance will keep your aged blog in a good condition. Here are 7 simple maintenance tips to keep your blog “in shape”: 1. Backup Regularly and Keep More Than One Version Recommended: Daily and Weekly. Unexpected and bad things happen when you have your own site. This is not a vague possibility, it’s a certainty growing stronger the longer you stay “in business”. Even if you have a tiny blog and you only post once a month, more or less. Since I have Adrian’s Hub from 2014, I changed three web hosting providers and was forced to use my backups more than once. So, having regular backups is not optional, not a matter of preference, but the first safety and maintenance tip you should implement. You should have daily backups if your hosting allows the option from cPanel (or using another tool for such a job). But that’s not enough. Let’s suppose your site gets corrupted and you only notice the day after it happens. Your daily backup will contain the corrupted version of the site, which is not useful to you. That’s why you should also make weekly backups. I don’t recommend that you keep these backups on the server for two reasons: you can lose access to the backup if the server fails or gets hacked, and the second less important, it takes up space. If you lose access to the server, you may or may not recover your backup, depending on your hosting provider, but […]

What Kind of Rewards Do You Prefer?

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rewards are something we all love, don’t we? But if much work or commitment is required to obtain the desired reward, then not so many will do what it takes, even if at the end awaits the prize we want. Think about it: how many give up on keeping a diet and working out, although the prize is to lose weight, look & feel better? how many never try this out but they would like the prize? Rewards are of different types, some easier to obtain others not so much. Some are offered to you in exchange for something, others you offer yourself, ideally also after you complete certain tasks, and not for nothing. Some rewards are explicit and quantifiable, you know exactly what they are and what you need to do to obtain them. Anyone who offers a reward will be explicit about it, telling people what they offer, how much and how it can be earned. Others are implicit and non-quantifiable, you just know that by consistently doing an action over an extended period of time, you will reap the rewards eventually. It may not be clear what the rewards are or when they will be tangible, but in most cases they are the best kind of rewards one can pursue and gradually obtain. Here’s an example of explicit reward: view an email, click on the credit link and you will get 10 credits. You know exactly what you need to do for your reward and it is very easy to obtain, in this case. Here’s an example of implicit reward: build your list and a great connection with your subscribers, and you will earn more money. It isn’t as simple or clear when you reached the point to claim your reward, isn’t it? However, between 10 credits […]

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