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Take the Word “Try” Out of Your Vocabulary

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD YOURSELF?

How many times have you heard yourself or other people make the following statement?
I’ll try…
I’ll bet you’ve heard it a lot.
Well, what’s wrong with that? After all, from an early age you’ve been told. “Whatever you do always try hard.
The act of trying may actually be counterproductive. Trying is not doing.
What price do you pay in your business and in your life for trying rather than doing?
The following exercise should clarify this abstract concept.
Ready? Place your pen or pencil on the table or desk in front of you. Now try to pick it up.
Did you pick up your writing utensil?
If you did, I have one thing to say, You didn’t follow the instructions.
You weren’t asked to pick up your pen or pencil you were asked to TRY and pick it up.
Trying will rarely produce your desired result.
How often have you said to yourself or others “I really want to accomplish my short and/or long term goals?” How many times have you followed that statement with, “and this time I’m really going to try?”
You can probably remember a project, a task, or even a New Year’s resolution that was left incomplete, about which you can sincerely say, Well, I tried..
You had every intention to complete the task. You remember trying to accomplish what you’d intended. You remember the task being left unfinished.
Trying dilutes intention.

The more you want to or try to accomplish a task, the more challenging the completion of that task becomes.
In Episode V of the Star Wars saga there is line of dialogue delivered by the character of the Jedi mentor, Yoda. Yoda gives a set of instructions to his pupil, Luke Skywalker.
Luke responds to Yoda’s instructions with the words, I’lll try.
Yoda counters quietly, and with conviction. He says, Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
I urge you to adopt this cinematic saying. Keep it close to you at all times. Make it a part of your daily action plan. Write it out. Paste it on the wall.
We all want to do the right things. We all try to do the right things. However, the mindsets of wanting and trying come with a cost.
That cost is best summed up in this excerpt from the first in a series of books entitled Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch. Walsch’s literary depiction of God shares these words, You can not have that for which you ask. Nor can you have anything you want. The very request is a statement of lack and your saying you want produces only want in your reality.
Here’s your success tip. Remove statements that include the words “I’ll try” and “I want” from your personal vocabulary.
Those who follow my work know about the Secret Language of Success. This secret language does not include the statement I’ll try. Focus on action oriented statements like, I’ll do the task or I’ll complete the task.
The next time you hear someone say, I’ll try to do the task rather than, I’ll do the task make sure you ask them to clarify their plan.
Ask them to spell out clearly the steps that will result in a completed project.
Review the time frame. Discuss openly the consequences of leaving the task unfinished. You can demonstrate your support by simply asking, What support do you need to complete the task?
Here’s an exercise designed to build up the muscle of ìdoing.
Over a two week period keep a simple journal in which you log the frequency of the phrase I’ll try in your environment. If your’e the source of the comment, ask yourself What specific action can I take, right away, to move the project along?
If someone else is the source of the statement you can ask, What might stop you from completing the task? Bring it out in the open so it can be handled. Bring it out in the open before the frustration sets in.
If you choose to take on this homework assignment remember to say to yourself, I’ll do this assignment rather than, I’ll try to do this assignment.
Make this shift in your communications style and watch more tasks and projects get completed.
As simple as it may seem, this shift in language really makes a difference.
To your success.

Blog, Social Media Marketing

Keyword Density

Keyword density is an indicator of the number of times the selected keyword appears in the web page. But mind you, keywords shouldn’t be over used, but should be just sufficient enough to appear at important places.

If you repeat your keywords with every other word on every line, then your site will probably be rejected as an artificial site or spam site.

Keyword density is always expressed as a percentage of the total word content on a given web page.

Suppose you have 100 words on your webpage (not including HMTL code used for writing the web page), and you use a certain keyword for five times in the content. The keyword density on that page is got by simply dividing the total number of keywords, by the total number of words that appear on your web page. So here it is 5 divided by 100 = .05. Because keyword density is a percentage of the total word count on the page, multiply the above by 100, that is 0.05 x 100 = 5%

The accepted standard for a keyword density is between 3% and 5%, to get recognized by the search engines and you should never exceed it.

Remember, that this rule applies to every page on your site. It also applies to not just to one keyword but also a set of keywords that relates to a different product or service. The keyword density should always be between 3% and 5%.

Simple steps to check the density:

  • Copy and paste the content from an individual web page into a word-processing software program like Word or Word Perfect.
  • Go to the ‘Edit’ menu and click ‘Select All’. Now go to the ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Word Count’. Write down the total number of words in the page.
  • Now select the ‘Find’ function on the ‘Edit’ menu. Go to the ‘Replace’ tab and type in the keyword you want to find. ‘Replace’ that word with the same word, so you don’t change the text.
  • When you complete the replace function, the system will provide a count of the words you replaced. That gives the number of times you have used the keyword in that page.
  • Using the total word count for the page and the total number of keywords you can now calculate the keyword density.
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How Do Search Engines Work – Web Crawlers

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It is the search engines that finally bring your website to the notice of the prospective customers. Hence it is better to know how these search engines actually work and how they present information to the customer initiating a search.

There are basically two types of search engines. The first is by robots called crawlers or spiders.

Search Engines use spiders to index websites. When you submit your website pages to a search engine by completing their required submission page, the search engine spider will index your entire site. A ‘spider’ is an automated program that is run by the search engine system. Spider visits a web site, read the content on the actual site, the site’s Meta tags and also follow the links that the site connects. The spider then returns all that information back to a central depository, where the data is indexed. It will visit each link you have on your website and index those sites as well. Some spiders will only index a certain number of pages on your site, so don’t create a site with 500 pages!

The spider will periodically return to the sites to check for any information that has changed. The frequency with which this happens is determined by the moderators of the search engine.

A spider is almost like a book where it contains the table of contents, the actual content and the links and references for all the websites it finds during its search, and it may index up to a million pages a day.

 Example:  Excite, Lycos, AltaVista and Google.

When you ask a search engine to locate information, it is actually searching through the index which it has created and not actually searching the Web. Different search engines produce different rankings because not every search engine uses the same algorithm to search through the indices.

One of the things that a search engine algorithm scans for is the frequency and location of keywords on a web page, but it can also detect artificial keyword stuffing or spamdexing. Then the algorithms analyze the way that pages link to other pages in the Web. By checking how pages link to each other, an engine can both determine what a page is about, if the keywords of the linked pages are similar to the keywords on the original page.

 

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Being A Pioneer

ScreenshotBeing A Pioneer

What exactly does it mean?

Let’s start with a definition –

 

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A new adventure has begun. My husband, Jay and I have started a new business together. We want to bring awareness of being proactive in your own health to as many people as we can. We both have watched loved ones go through the medical system while suffering diseases. As caregivers we saw first hand how different doctors treated things with so many different approaches.

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When we were introduced to the Helo we both new our next journey in life.

It isn’t always easy to be the first to do things, but the reward is always more than we can imagine. As we embrace this huge task of building our empire and legacy, please know we do this for the cause of bringing self-care into healthcare. Pioneering our way to success!