Thrive Themes Rocks

Thrive Architect is a What You See is What You Get (WYSWYG) visual editor—which means that while you are building the webpage, it looks on the screen very similar to how the page will look when published online.  This is extremely helpful for building complicated webpages, including home pages, particularly for people who aren’t expert […]

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Don’t Write First Drafts in WordPress

Don't Write First Drafts In Wordpress

I suggest you not draft your posts in WordPress.  It’s just too slow.  Also, by drafting them offline, you have a backup copy saved just in case your site goes down.  Draft the title, think of the categories, and write the content offline—in MS Word, OneNote, or Evernote—then move them up when they are finished. […]

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Just Grind It Out

Are you lost and confused?  Afraid? Just pick something that matters.  That you think you should do.  And take a tiny step. Grind it out. When I was most lost in fear, I just started doing stuff that mattered to me. I took walks early in the morning. I took baby steps to starting blog […]

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Fear Suffocates

It is also normal. If you are trying anything new–anything other than simply following someone else’s instruction–you will likely feel fear. You will also likely not initially acknowledge that you are feeling fear. There is much to say on this topic. However, the key is to not deny that you are anxious or fearful, then […]

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Out In The Wild…..

I’m guessing this post by Paul Graham drew a fair amount of flak.  After all, he compares people who are employees (as opposed to those who work for themselves) to tamed animals in a zoo rather than beasts of the wild. While I think it was an extreme comparison, I have to admit that bailing […]

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Don’t Do Stuff You Don’t Care About

Here’s a tip to being alive, happy, and not ending your days with regret. Don’t do stuff you don’t really care about.  Don’t do work you don’t care about.  Don’t do work that doesn’t build the skills you want to build upon for your whole life. There are caveats.  We have to pay the bills. […]

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