Do You Want More Leads For Your Online Business?

Your lead capture page gathers a prospect’s contact details which then enables you to remain in touch with them. Building a list of prospects is one of the most important aspects of building a successful online business. Here are 10 basic principles that every lead capture page needs.

1. Efficient Autoresponder Software

Your lead capture pages need to work with an autoresponder. Autoresponder software will capture, manage and store your prospects contact details, usually their email. It will send information on autopilot to people when they enter their email address on your lead capture page.

2. Give Away Something Of Value For Free

Provide your prospects something of value for free, like an eBook, report or video series in return for their email address. Keep in mind that if you give away something with very little benefit to your product, they view your business as being the same.
3. Are You Solving A Problem?

Your lead capture page needs to clearly show how your product or service can solve a problem for your target audience. If you can help a prospect, they will want to know more about you.

4. An Attention Grabbing Headline

If the headline on your lead capture page does not catch the attention or interest of the reader, your page will be ignored. Focus on the benefits of your product or service and try various headlines and see what works best.

5. Does Your Text Give More Benefits?

The text needs to demonstrate how valuable your product or service really is. Also check your text for spelling and grammar. Your prospective customers will be turned off by poorly written copy and bad spelling.

6. Professional Design

Your lead capture page is generally the very first contact that a potential customer has with your business. If it looks disorganized or does not load properly it will impact your response rate.

7. Know Your Target Audience

Your hard work to produce a great lead capture page may very well be a waste of time and money if you are not making any sales. Make sure that the traffic you direct to your page is from your target audience.

8. Don’t Be The Same As Everybody Else

A lot of affiliate marketing programs supply pre-made landing page templates for you to use to gather leads. If it is a popular program, a lot of other affiliates may be using the same templates as you. Try to customize your lead capture pages so that they stand out from the crowd.
9. Just The Email Address Will Do

The more information you ask for, the lower the amount of people who will respond. Don’t ask for more than just the name and email address. That’s all you need at this stage.

10. Monitor Your Results

If have several landing page templates online at any one time make sure that you know which ones are working and which ones are not. There are many lead tracking software systems available that will help to monitor what’s working and what’s not.

How To Become The BEST Leader, You Can Be

Those who are not satisfied with merely holding some position of leadership, but rather seek becoming quality, meaningful, effective leaders, need to review their personal motivations and reasons for deciding to lead! While there are rarely (if ever) any true guarantees, the only way to optimize one’s ability to lead, and thus one’s effectiveness, is to begin the quest with the earnest desire to do so in the highest quality, most effective, BEST way! Abandon the often-followed My way or the highway mindset, and determine what you want to achieve, long-term priorities and goals, a meaningful agenda and timeline, and a consistent focus on quality, etc.

1. Benefits; benevolent; beliefs; bring it: Are you ready, willing and able, to be a benevolent leader, who consistently prioritizes service and serving others, and doing so in the most relevant, sustainable manner? Begin by considering the value of your ideas, especially as they relate to the values of your constituents. Others want to know how your way will benefit them, and thus, deserve their attention, etc. How well will you articulate and stay true to your core beliefs, and are they consistent with the mission and vision of your organization, and its stakeholders? Once you’ve evaluated, don’t procrastinate or wait for others to do it, but rather, deliver on your promises, by consistently bringing the highest level of energy, concept and performance!

2. Empathy; experience; expertise; earn respect: What is your leadership focus and priority? Is it based upon your personal agenda, desires, intents, etc., or focused on the needs, concerns, goals, and priorities of those your serve? Empathetic leaders transform quality experiences into valuable expertise, that enhances their judgment and decision-making abilities. Never expect others to listen or follow your lead, merely because of the position you hold, but rather exceed expectations and consistently earn their respect!

3. Sustainable system; strong; solutions-seeking: Are you merely looking at the issues and concerns that need immediate attention, and might be weaknesses that need to be addressed, or do you do so, in the context of the direction, your organization needs to be headed? Only when your ideas and programs are relevant to needs, concerns, goals, and the vision and mission, will you enhance the sustainability of the organization. Lead with strength, by examining and knowing strongest areas and assets (both yours, and the groups), and use those strong-points, while addressing weaknesses and making improvements in those areas. Don’t merely point fingers, blame and complain, but seek viable, workable, quality solutions!

4. Timely; trustworthy; try hardest: There is no place for procrastination in leading, but that mindset must always be replaced with quality analysis, judgment and taking timely action. When this is done, in a transparent way, with absolute integrity, you will gain the trust, and earn the respect of those you serve, whether they agree or not! Do so with all your effort, and never be satisfied with any effort less than your fullest!

If you decide leading is for you, be the BEST leader, you can possibly be! These four areas are not the only necessities, but are a significant starting point!

Playing Australian Football in Wet Weather

Wet weather or wet conditions change the way in which a player must approach playing the game. In the first instance, the wet conditions means the skill of kicking the ball accurately becomes more difficult. It requires greater concentration in delivering the ball to the foot. It is important to drop the ball as close as possible to your foot to ensure the best contact possible.

In wet conditions the ball is spilt more often. As a result picking the ball up is harder as the ball becomes slippery. In picking the ball up, the top hand must precede the ball helping it into the lower hand and sealing the ball in the grip of both hands. If the player has trouble trapping the ball, then it should be “soccered” forward or knocked on by hand.One of the exciting aspects of Australian Football is to see a player running up the ground bouncing the ball every 15 metres. That is impossible in wet conditions. One of two things will happen when trying to bounce the ball. Firstly, the ball may simply slid forward and not bounce up to allow the player to regather the ball. Secondly, if the ball hits a pool of water, even only millimetres deep, it will plop and not bounce at all. So if you must run with the ball, simply touch the ground with it, realising this will slow you down allowing the chasing player a chance to catch you.

Another aspect of Australian Football that is affected by wet conditions is marking the ball especially the high mark. Often the ball slips through your hand. The ball also becomes heavier and the player needs to soften his hands and arms as the ball comes in contact with them to absorb the force of the ball and prevent it from bouncing out of the player’s grasp.

Spoiling the mark is another aspect of the game. On a wet day, the spoil needs to use both fists to get the ball as far away as possible.
The wet conditions mean also that the ball, once it is wet will not travel as far when kicked or handballed. So players must adjust their position around the packs as the ball is delivered to make allowance for this. It is also important to be aware that in a high marking contest the ball almost always slips through to the back of the pack.

What has been written in this article are the basics of wet weather play. As the player grows in experience his coach will offer more advice on how best to play wet weather football.

Getting Fit: Two Traits – Will They Help?

Improved fitness is 100% achievable using two character traits: an opened mind and determination.

An opened mind erases excuses and will get you thinking outside of any rut. Determination finds a way not to quit. Your determination can be like an endlessly flowing river of energy.

Anyone can develop these character traits and learn to use determination and an opened mind to travel far along a fitness journey.

Ability to exercise is a heavenly gift. Exercise is not a punishment for being overweight. Skinny people need exercise too.

Logic tells us that if you want to change your body you must do something different from whatever it is that created the condition that now makes you unhappy. Instead of berating yourself for being out of shape or not meeting fitness goals, be understanding and kind and show yourself some love.

Make a decision: set an intention to find whatever it is that works for you so you can meet your fitness goals. Then don’t look back- except to learn from your mistakes or enjoy memories.

To focus on what you don’t like or how you hate exercise is little more than a way of hanging on to excuses. Instead of validating your well thought out excuses for what won’t work, direct your thought energy to search out what will work.

You may have acquired misconceptions about exercise, thinking you need to jump up and down and sweat for one hour. Review and revise your knowledge. Exercise can happen in bits and pieces of time throughout your day. Spend your thought energy searching for anything acceptable and tolerable for getting your exercise.

Some modes of exercise are more effective than others. For example, if you want toned arms your exercise choice will work your biceps. If you want strong abs you’ll include ab exercise. If you just want to exercise your respiratory system and burn some extra calories while relieving stress, you’ll do some aerobic exercise. But if you want to fundamentally change (improve) your metabolism you’ll include exercise that builds muscle, because muscle while at rest burns more calories than fat while at rest.

It’s safe to say that any amount of exercise (as little as 30 seconds) beats absolutely no exercise, provided it doesn’t lead to injury.

Regardless of how legit your excuses have been, there’s a way to exercise that can work for you. You need an opened mind to consider new choices. You need determination so that you won’t quit.

Are you out of excuses? Is it time to shut up (or “hush up” if “shut up” feels too harsh) and work out?

Regardless of your past struggles an opened mind and determination will serve you well to make exercise as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. Ultimately you’ll find a way that works for you.

It’s either time for no more excuses or time to admit that you really don’t care if your body is out of shape.

Heterosexual Relationships Involve Mismatched Sex Drives

Men are naturally responsive. So no man should feel inadequate about ejaculating quickly. Men accept the misconception that women might be able to orgasm through intercourse if stimulated long enough because they want to prolong their own enjoyment of intercourse. Any sense of inadequacy over male speeds to orgasm could be easily overcome if a man was willing to stimulate a woman (orally or manually) regardless of his own state of arousal. Nature ensures that men’s sex drive focuses them on intercourse, which is designed to facilitate male orgasm (and ejaculation).

Men stress about what they can do or say to impress a woman enough to get her into bed. So they are frustrated when a date does not result in sex. Most women need time to develop an emotional connection before intercourse feels appropriate. But an experienced woman knows that any relationship with a man involves an on-going commitment of continuing to offer regular sex. So although it’s only one time, it’s usually the first time out of many. A man more or less assumes that the arrangement is on-going.

A wise man said “I try to keep my wife happy because I know that if she is happy she will keep me happy!” But if sex is so vital to men why are they forever getting it wrong? Heterosexual relationships involve a woman subjugating herself to a man in sexual terms and a man subjugating himself to a woman in emotional terms. So men sometimes prefer work to home where they feel disadvantaged by women’s emotional dominance.

You would think men who love women would always protect them. Yet it is straight men (not gay men) with their predilection for aggressive behaviour who disrespect others for being physically weaker. Heterosexual men may love women and they may be willing to support them but they only do this for women who offer them the regular sexual interaction men need. Women may even accept being beaten as natural if they love aggressive men. For most of human existence a woman’s survival has relied on having a man to protect her (mostly from other men). In return she was obliged to offer intercourse even though women commonly died during childbirth.

The dilemma is that a man relies on a woman to provide the significant pleasure of intercourse. The dilemma for a woman is her relative indifference to intercourse, which she has to provide regularly over decades. Rape is not related to male sex drive. Rape Crisis (UK) finds that “around 85% of survivors/victims know their attacker prior to the rape or assault and that often this violence is perpetrated by a partner or ex-partner.” Men who rape do so in order to dominate, control and humiliate others.

Closer To Reality: Time Travel

Most knowledgeable people acknowledge that theoretically, on paper at least, it is possible to travel back in time; back into the past. Some however say that this presents a logical contradiction. Then too there are all of those possible paradoxes that could theoretically arise. What follows arises out of my point of view in a debate I had with an “accidental meta-physician” which I’ve edited for, hopefully, sake of clarity.

Is Time Travel Possible or not Possible?

# If travel back in time is theoretically possible then travel back in time is theoretically possible – that’s logically self-evident. Time travel cannot both be theoretically possible and theoretically not possible with the same stroke of the pen. In any event, I’d even maintain that even meta-physicians see an actual example of time travel in the delayed double-slit experiment.

# If something CAN happen, then that something more likely as not WILL happen, sooner or later. Now travel in time back into the past might be in our too hard basket for thousands of years yet to come, maybe indefinitely if there are no benefits to be gained for the costs involved. But why restrict the scenario to humans? Perhaps an extraterrestrial civilization(s) millions, even billions of years in advance of ours has achieved this and turned time travel possibility into probability into actuality. Unless anyone can absolutely prove that time travel to the past is impossible, I wouldn’t bet against it having being achieved somewhere by someone at some time.

In the case of the delayed double-slit experiment, there is no alternative explanation to time travel other than that of Panpsychism. Interested readers can read up on what physicist John A. Wheeler thinks about it. The experiment was his doing.

# Time travel to the past is not logically contradictory if one can avoid the contradictory paradoxes that have been raised. There are ways and means of avoiding those paradoxes. Science fiction has paved the way by illustrating how that is possible in numerous novels and short stories. Now, can anyone prove that travel to the past is impossible in terms of the actual physics involved? If not, then time travel to the past is apparently theoretically possible: difficult, yes; but theoretically possible.

# Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Have readers failed to learn their history lessons?

Less than a century ago…

It was just theoretically possible to scale the highest mountain, but humans made it so.

It was only theoretically possible to build an atomic/hydrogen bomb, but humans made it so.

It was just theoretically possible to break the sound barrier, but humans made it so.

It was only theoretically possible to create antimatter, but humans made it so.

It was just theoretically possible to fly to the Moon, but humans made it so.

It was only theoretically possible to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, but humans made it so.

It was just theoretically possible to send an unmanned probe all the way out to the environs of Pluto, but humans made it so.

It was only theoretically possible to perform a heart transplant, but humans made it so.

It was just theoretically possible to pitch a perfect game in the World Series, but one human made it so.

It was only theoretically possible for humans to play God – but that too has come about.

Further theoretical ponderings that are now reality:

You can now fly around the world using just solar energy.

Humans wanted to turn lead into gold. Now it can be done.

Humans wanted to build the Pyramids, Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, Petra, Machu Picchu and similar ancient engineering feats, and it came to pass.

The lesson to be learned here is not to ever, ever try to tell humans what they can or cannot do. Don’t sell humans short. If it theoretically can be done, and you have admitted that time travel is theoretically possible, and humans want to do it, it will be done. Or, in the words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, “Make it so”.

# If time travel to the past (the future being another matter entirely) is a “logical self-contradiction” then travelling through time and into the past is not physically possible. Yet most acknowledge that time travel to the past is permitted in theoretical physics. Now that’s a contradiction! Something cannot both be possible and not be possible.

So here’s my FINAL word on the subject. If it (i.e. – time travel to the past) CAN be done and if humans WANT to do it badly enough regardless of the costs (social, political, economic, etc.) then sooner or later it WILL be done. End of story.

Meditation And Active Thought

Thinking about the nature of reality deeply often changes it. Meditation and powerful active thinking are not an exception. Being overly busy and overly active changes reality less than being “inactive” and doing some sort of meditation or deep thought that goes down deep into the reality controlling parts of the brain, spirit and mind. I mean, realize, that sort of relaxation is more reality controlling and creating than anything you can physically do “immediately” like a few minutes of “mindless” work, or trying to “be in control” so to say.

Also, what I mean by meditation and active thought is to genuinely gain more control by relaxation instead of panicked action that only serves to not give genuine solutions and actually make a problem worse. After all, genuine power comes from the most productive of relaxation and meditation on problems.

Let me give examples of how two great inventors used to meditate to show my point. Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison: They used to go into deep states of mind, in different ways of course and visualize the solutions to their problems and invention solutions. Nicola Tesla used to put the whole machine together in a halfway hypnotic state, let it work in his mind through visualization for a few months and then actually put it together physically with it working mostly like he visualized. Thomas Edison when he would have an invention “hang up” or problem, would take a halfway hypnotic nap with two small ball bearings in his hand with his hand hanging, and when they would drop, he would wake up with the answer at the forefront of his waking consciousness. The point to these two stories is to show the viability of deep meditation using the mind, and genuinely active thought processes. It is not my point to go “wow” at inventive talent or whatever.

So, if these states can be used to solve the problems of major inventions easily. Imagine when these states are used to solve the common problems of life and existence. Victor Hugo once said, the most powerful idea is an idea whose time has come, and Johann Goethe basically said “be bold and begin it now”. This is the idea where those two great writers genuinely meet. Life begins at a very deep energy level, and works genuinely at a deep energy level which is where it is at. Deep is bold, shallow is weak. Strength is depth, weakness is shallow. Think about that fact before going on with this article.

Energy is controlled genuinely with depth, not shallow actions at the surface that immediately “look busy”. Like a plant seed germinating in ways that we cannot see, everything really works deeply, we only see the plant after it has grown. But when it is a seed underground, that is when the really deep stuff we wish we could see and understand happens as it is deep in the ground fighting and powering to the surface. That is what I am giving you in understanding here. What happens with a seed is like meditation, you do not seem to be doing anything, but the most happens.