Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Look forward to 2009

Just like you I sometimes find it very difficult to be positive. The end of the year is a time when people look back over the last 12 months. The only point to looking back is to draw lessons and use them to improve your present.

For many people at this time of year, looking back means disappointment and the sense that time is passing and you still haven't achieved what you intended to. This negative mindset is responsible for so much depression at this time of year. Once again I have been reminded in my own life of the value of positive thinking...

I have just returned from a five day trip to the mountains where I started learning to snowboard. The first few days I felt tired and started to ache everywhere. My progress was very slow and I felt like giving up. I continued to read the secret which is a book I took with me on my holiday. The next time I went out I replaced my negative thinking with positive thinking and everything changed! I told myself that I was still young, that my muscles were strong and that I can do this. That day I managed to get the hang of snowboarding. The following day I told myself that I was going to be a huge success with my efforts to master this sport and that's exactly what happened. The tiredness left me and instead I was filled with energy and easily skated down the piste.

What I wish for you in 2009 is that you can find success through positive thinking. Please read some of the articles that I have written about how to stop thinking negatively:

Stop thinking the worst

The law of attraction

Negative thoughts are very very powerful and most of thoughts we have during the day happen automatically and subconsciously. It is therefore very difficult to change these to positive thoughts. What I suggest is to be aware of when you are having negative thoughts and don't stress out, either correct this to a positive or add two positive thoughts in order to cancel out the negative thought.

I wish you a prosperous, successful and happy new year!

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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

The Secret can help you

You must have heard about the book the secret. It's a best seller and after reading a few recommendations and realizing that the book was lying on my shelf, I decided this week to start reading it. I'm really glad I did! There are many things in my life right now which needs sorting out and I began to feel that I didn't like how things were turning out.

This book seems to be suited exactly to the topic of this blog. The secret in a book is really nothing new. It's all about the law of attraction.

The law of attraction simply states that what you think about is what you attract into your life. Thinking about my experience over the years really seems to agree with what the book says. As I say I really knew all this before but the book has put a different perspective on things and is made me reassess how I am acting and feeling.

If you want to improve yourself in terms of self help in this book is for you. If you want to improve your business and the amount of money you can make than this but can also help you with that.

Unbelievably, just as the book explains, I started in the last couple of days to apply myself to the principles and the book and immediately within a day or so things have started to materialise into my life. Please do so yourself a favour and get this book now.

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Friday, 19 December 2008

Depressed Dogs - It's not only humans who feel sad!

Thought I'd put up a post a bit lighter today. Take a look at some of these pictures of depressed dogs, perhaps It'll make you laugh at depression. Let me have your comments!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Ways to earn a little extra cash

Just like to give you a few tips how to earn a little extra cash, maybe this might help you in time for Christmas. Check out these websites and maybe you can put a little bit of extra money in your pocket, it all helps doesn't it?

Get paid to write blog posts:

Check out Pay per post -write blog posts about websites, products or services. Get paid by paypal. Very simple system, you can be earning some cash pretty soon. It is possible to earn as much as $500 per month, so give it a try.

Advertisers will also pay you to write sponsored reviews - again a similar service to Pay per Post. You need to write reviews of websites products or services either on your own blog or someone else's.

And another website that enables you to make money online is TNX .net. This website brings together buyers and Sellers of text links. This is a great website where you can monetise your blog or website easily by selling links on every page of your website.

These are just a few ways that you can help yourself to earn a bit of extra cash. I'm sure that's something you need at this time of year.

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Why Focus is so Important

Whether we are talking about self help, your self improvement or being successful online, focus is one of the most important things to think about.

Let's talk about self improvement and personal growth for a moment. I've notice myself many times buying a self-help book and becoming really enthusiastic to read it, but before I get very far into the book my mind begins to wander off and and I lose focus. Does that ever happen to you? Probably it does because our lives are so disorganised and lived at such a fast pace these days that sometimes we find ourselves reading at odd moments. When it comes to self improvement you really need to spend time and if the book suggests that you do a written or a visual exercise then you should actually spend time doing it to get the benefit of the book. It's so easy to get carried away as your mind races through things and as you scan a book for new ideas, you want to progress fast but sometimes in order to progress it's necessary to slow down and focus on a specific point.

This was made even clearer to me this week when I thought about my attempts to increase traffic to my new web sites dealing with online success and prosperity. I suddenly realized that I had tried just about every kind of traffic building activity that I could but I actualy had not concentrated my efforts on any one of them. This lack of focus means that actually I have achieved very little in the time that I've been working on this traffic building because I've done everything but succeeded very little because my efforts have been spread thin everywhere.

Both self improvement and building a business requires steps which have to be followed in order. One step should be followed naturally by another until the results build up and success results. Also as one step shows results it will increase your self motivation to go further and this result will be followed by more achievements. If you do not focus and instead move on to the next step before you've really finished the last one you're just going to add mediocre results to mediocre results and lose your motivation spending a lot of effort for very little return.

With focus you can do yourself justice and you can actually work less and get better results quicker. So take a moment today to actually think about what you're doing for yourself or what you're doing for your business online and ask yourself if one of your problems is lack of focus. If the answer is yes, make sure that you know where to focus and spend your energy and in this way your success is assured.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Healing Power of Sleep

Nowadays without stressful lives and are rushing around we often forget the most important thing that our bodies need -a restful and healing night's sleep. Not only is it necessary to your energy throughout the day and for your concentration, but it's also a necessary weapon against depression.

There is a very close connection between depression and sleep. When you are depressed you get very tired and very stressed, your mind works overtime and prevents you from sleeping restfully. This makes you even more tired and more stressed and gives you one more thing to worry about when you should be healing and recovering.

Likewise, lack of sleep can help to make the onset of depression even more likely. If you are per person, like me, who is susceptible to depression then getting a good night's sleep is even more important for you. Whatever else you doing sleep should receive your highest priority.

If sleep is a problem for you and you suffer from depression then read my article sleep and depression now. I hope it will help you.

About six months ago I was having a horrible time unable to sleep at all and I was getting more and more stressed are more and more depressed. I found a highly recommended ebook called "Secrets to natural sleep" and I read it cover to cover and put into practice exactly what it was telling me. It wasn't an immediate cure of course, but within a matter of one or two weeks I began to feel much better because I was now able to sleep properly every night. What a difference it made!

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Monday, 8 December 2008

Why self help and prosperity?

In today's post I'd like to explain why this is called the "self help and prosperity blog". I'd just like to take a bit of time to explain my philosophy for putting up this blog.

10 years ago I decided to start two websites one devoted to self esteem and the other devoted to depression. The reason I chose these two subjects was that I had suffered from depression over many years and decided to do something positive about it. On the one hand it was a bit of self therapy and an attempt to help others as I also tried to put the problem into my own words and analyse what problems I had been facing. Self-esteem came from some thought into Happiness. A website discussing happiness in itself was just far too general so I decided specifically that self-esteem was central to everything we do and everything we think about ourselves. I believe that it was central to our behaviour and our motivation and as a result every achievement depended on your level of self-esteem as did your level of happiness.

So why have I called this blog self help and prosperity?

Well I thought it was very important to try to improve yourself not only internally but also physically. What I mean is that self improvement is one thing, highly important of course, and I believe that we need to do this all the time. But if we're talking about self help and improving yourself then surely prosperity is another important factor which you should seek to improve.

The whole point of this blog then is to discuss in particular subjects such as self-esteem, depression and wider issues such as improving yourself financially. In particular, my aim is to show you ways to earn cash online and improve your prosperity through the freedom that Internet online earning brings because I believe this is a natural extension of self improvement and personal growth.

So what can you expect to see on this blog?

Posts covering depression, self esteem and how to earn money online (particularly building a mailing list, affiliate marketing, building traffic and so on).

I hope you enjoyed this post! Please make a comment below if you did, thanks.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Depression-helper.com Latest Mailing

I've just sent out a mailing to my subscribers for depression-helper.com and this is just a quick post to let you know what you will get if you subscribe.

First of all I let my readers know about an article on my website about holiday blues, very topical for this time of year. As you probably know, at this time of year so many people get depressed even though it's supposed to be a very happy time, a time for giving. But as we all know Christmas and the holiday season is very stressful. It is also a burden on those who haven't got a lot of cash to spend this year. The stress of having to buy gifts for friends and family does take its toll.

Read a nice article about holiday blues

In my weekly depression-helper.com mailing I include a lot of other things such as quote of the week, a product that I trust and recommend to you, and many other things.

At the moment there are about 800 subscribers to this mailing list. Why don't you sign up too?

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Thursday, 4 December 2008

How to make more email sales from your mailing list

You already have a mailing list filled with subscribers who you email regularly. But how regularly do you email them? How often should you email your subscribers? In my experience I think the best is to email them every week, that way it is not too often to annoy them and it's also often enough to remind them who you are and that they should return to visit your website.

I have learnt this lesson about regularity from experience. I used to email my subscribers every month and it didn't work, it wasn't often enough. What you the hot hope are really trying to do with your mailing list is build up a relationship with your subscribers and you can't do that unless you contact them regularly with news.

So what can you do to increase the amount sales you make from your mailing list?

Firstly, try to write in a friendly way. You should cut the technical language and the long complex sentences as much as possible and make your writing conversational as though you're writing to a friend. Just imagine you are chatting to a friend. That's exactly the way that you want to write to make that connection with your subscribers.

If possible, address your reader with the first name. To do this you need to capture the first name in your autoresponder form and use it at the start of every email. This will make your message more personal.

Throughout your messages you should try to use “you” as often as possible. This will make your messages personal and you will connect with your subscriber. Using “you” throughout your message will enable you to build a rapport with your reader and you'll be much more likely to be able to recommend products and make sales.

One of the most important things you can do to increase the power of your emails and boost your email sales is to avoid marketing directly. First you should always have as your aim to address the needs of your reader and try to solve the problems that he or she may have.
You should be offering information which is a very high quality and most importantly, free.

What your reader is really looking for from you is answers to questions and solutions to problems. Your tips and advice as well as your recommendations should all be made as valuable and useful to your reader as possible. If you're constantly offering valuable information and answers to your readers you will be rewarded with sales in the end. This is good marketing strategy.

Another reason why you need to provide lots of quality information and answers to the problems that your readers are searching for is that you want to appear to be an expert in your subject area. If your reader believes you are an expert, he'll come to slowly trust you and rely on you and then when you offer him a recommendation or links to follow he or she will do what you ask and follow your links back to your website, take a look at your recommended products and eventually will trust you enough to buy from you.

It's all about building up credibility.

If you've done your job really well you're reader will follow your advice and listen to your recommendations because you will value everything that you say. Your credibility with the reader will be enhanced. Whenever you place a link back to your website in any of your messages will have a much higher chance of getting that link clicked.

You will therefore be able to attract or your reader back to your website for more information.
In fact the job of your emails is not to make sales but to refer your reader back to your website where you can find even more valuable information and solutions to the problem that he is seeking to solve. If you do this right the result will be lots more email sales.

Finally you need to make sure that the maximum number of your readers can actually open and read your messages. Make sure that your messages are delivered in plain text and not HTML format. The reason for this is messages delivered in HTML format look great but get displayed in all kinds of strange ways according to which email program your reader is using.
Many readers in fact only view plain text emails so if you send a HTML email that looks fantastic it will be for nothing because your reader will not be able to view it and when he gets converted to text anything can happen!

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