Tag: success

5 keys to success.

Sun 6.15.14in businessComments Off


1) Put The Business Ahead Of Fame and Fortune: The process of making of creating a viable idea is not easy. Even after you think you have a sure thing, that’s just the first of many steps to turn that idea into a profitable product. There are so many people who are more fascinated by the idea of fame and recognition than maximizing their time creating the best product possible. If your ideas have no real substance behind it, the process becomes ten times more difficult with your mind on the end.

2) Don’t Be Afraid To Start From Scratch: Sometimes you may work on 3 or 4 ideas for years until the right one comes around and causes you to scrap all previous concepts. Instead of getting discouraged by the daunting task, use your past experiences to make this transition as smooth and quick as possible. There is always a project before the right project.

3) Be Ready To Hear No Very Often: Along with a great idea, entrepreneurs also have to have a strong will and thick skin. No matter how good your idea and product is, it takes money and backing to make it profitable. Continually getting turned down for financial backing will often make you second guess yourself and the future of your business. When someone tells you no you can’t be hurt for too long because that slows down the process of moving on to the next potential opportunity.

4) Lose The Yes Men: Family and friends can help create a strong support system but they often don’t understand what it takes to obtain perfection. They usually become “Yes men” and it becomes hard for them to give the best criticism. You have to keep people around who will keep it real with you and not just stroke your ego. You should have a inner circle that gives you constant counsel and insight on your venture. To ensure you are getting good advice also make sure you consult people inside of your field as well as people with no connection. You want to have a balanced input as you make decisions that will effect your process and performance. It’s hard to take constructive criticism at first, but you will not be successful without it.

5) There Is No Perfect Blueprint: The problem with making a new company is that nobody knows your vision better than you. It often gets hard because other people have no idea how to market and promote it. Trying to follow approaches of other companies may help but are not the only way to make sure you are successful. Whether you are creating something new or an improvement on an previous idea, in order to stand out from the pack you must try something different. With social media becoming the way of the future, you can find ways other then traditional marketing to promote and expand your business.

flappy birds flopped.

Sun 2.9.14in internet, mediaComments Off

flappybirdThe end of Flappy Bird has come. The developer Dong Nguyen doesn’t seem to like the attention. After Nguyen’s pleads of “Please give me peace” and details about how “It ruins [his] simple life,” the developer has promised that he will be removing the app today, Feb. 9, 2014, and he sure did.

I never played the game before because I knew it would be addictive (just like Candy Crush, which I never played before). I was addicted to Angry Birds for a long time. So long I even forgot to perm my edges once.

The Flappy Bird creator cannot deal with the publicity, but with this sudden announcement with no explanation, many assumptions are sure to surface. Although he has stated that the removal is not for legal purposes, we can’t help but to think that there must be underlying reasons for this strange activity. What makes this even more shocking is the fact that the game was updated one day prior to this announcement. There’s also the question of why Nguyen would rather pull the app than sell it or at least leave it in the App Store for the time being. Perhaps he’s not interested in working on the game anymore, but the event of Flappy Bird’s removal is sure to confuse and frustrate many iOS users.

I truly believe the reason he decided to end it “suddenly” is because of the also “sudden” fame. Nguyen was reported bringing in $50,000 a day from in-app advertising revenue. It would be understandable if say, Nintendo was suing him for ripping off their art, but he claims that isn’t the case. He also says he’s not interested in selling Flappy Bird, and he still makes other games, many of which are also quite popular on the Android and iOS app stores.

Is this really just a guy who can’t cope with sudden fame and success, or is something else going on here? Is there really a level of internet vitriol that can make someone simply throw away $50,000 a day? I suppose with the amount of flack Nguyen has taken, it can wear on someone. Whenever someone posts a tweet, instagram or vine about Flappy Bird, 9 times out of 10 they’re complaining about losing. Even though they’re playing it everyday, they’re also complaining everyday. Negative + negative = I don’t want to deal with this anymore.

Best of luck to Dong Nguyen with his other apps! Read More »

10 rules to live by.

Thu 9.19.13in lifeComments Off

1. Realize your own worth. Avoid comparing yourself with others. Each of us is special, because we are different one from the other.

2. Set your own goals based on what is important to you, not what others think is important. Only you know what is best for you.

3. Treasure the things that are closest to your heart. Cherish them as you would your life, without them life is meaningless.

4. Live your life one day at a time, in the present, each day to its fullest. Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.

5. Be relentless when you have something to offer; never give up. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

6. Embrace risk; don’t be afraid. We learn how to be brave by taking chances.

7. Love deeply, freely, and with all your heart. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

8. Live your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

9. Slow down. Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored, each and every step of the way.

10. Surrender to your destiny; have faith that it will unfold as it should. Choose to be happy, at peace and one with the universe.

it will all fall into place.

Having a peace of mind, a good career, a nice bank account, healthy relationships with family & friends, or the path to find love will have it’s rough moments. Don’t think for once that it’s “easy” to find these things and keep them. Especially love. All of these entities can be achieved simultaneously. You don’t have to lose weight first in order to mend your relationship with your father. You don’t have to have $10,000 in your bank account before you can fall in love. You don’t have to wait until you graduate before you can build a better relationship with God. We spend too much time saying “I can’t” instead of saying “I WILL”. Life will always have it’s ups and downs. It’s your responsibility to just simply embrace those positives AND negatives that you have in your life. Trust me, they balance each other out to prepare you for what’s coming next. A lot of us would not be who we are today without that ONE person or experience to show us the light of our ways. Recognize it.

There are far too many times we are remembering the hurt and pain, or dwelling in our current state of despair, but can’t seem to remember the greater & more joyful things that we have all experienced, or be grateful for what we DO have right now. The road to finding success, love or even yourself will have those potholes. There will be times where you will feel disappointed, rejected, failed, disrespected, hurt, or even worthless. Don’t let that stop you on your journey. You will shed a lot of tears and have many frustrating moments. Striving for your happiness will not come easy.

There will be times where you are going to lay in bed at night and wonder if you’re ever going to fall in love again. Wondering if you’re ever going to catch up on your bills. Wondering if you’re ever going to be a better parent. Wondering if you’re ever going to get that promotion. Wondering if you’re ever going to beat that disease. There’s nothing wrong with inquiring about your future. However, in order to achieve the maximum results, you need to remove all doubts and go for it. Never give up. YOU are worth the fight. God gave you the strength to still be alive to talk about it. He also chose you to wake up today.

Everyday is another chance given to you by God to fight for your desires. He chose YOU to wake up. Don’t disappoint him by giving up. Make Him proud by being grateful for what you do have, and the motivation that you hone to become better. The more trust you place into God, and into yourself, your dreams and aspirations will all fall into place.

growth from the negatives.

Thu 8.22.13in lifeComments Off

This is why I do what I do and blog the way I blog. I know that providing my thoughts, experiences, and advice with others will touch at least one person. Here’s an email I received:

“Hi Chanel. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me get through tough times in my life. Especially my teenage years. I was 16 when I first started reading your blogs and they have helped me so much. Even with my first love, my insecurities, and how I hated my looks for the longest. But your blogs inspired me to hold my head up and keep moving and not care what people think. Here I am at age 25 now and I’m married with one child, and I couldn’t have done it without you. I remember when you used to post pictures of your daughter Tyasia. I used to wish that I had a mother like you that was so strong Because my mother was never here for me, neither was my father. I grew up in a foster home. I was in and out a lot of them until I finally just ran away. I got on the computer and just started looking at websites. I don’t know why I did, but I came across yours. Your earrings were shiny and you had a heart necklace, and I thought “She is very pretty”. That was when I started reading your blogs and I went to the library everyday to see what you wrote. You have really helped me out Chanel and I thank you so much. Thank you because i really really wouldn’t have made it without you!”

It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that someone can tell me how my life trials and tribulations have help them along the way. You are my motivation to continue being strong. So thank you!

Our past and our scars (whether they’re fresh or healed) is a reflection of what we believe about ourselves. Within every experience we have in our life, we always learn & grow from it. At least we’re supposed to. Thus, it furthers define who we are. Regardless of what you’ve been told, you can and will be able to change with every new experience. For example: your ex cannot successfully tell you who you are and what you’re about. Because all they’re going by is how you were with them. Each experience enhances your capabilities by giving you something new to draw upon. Every new capability you discover & develop leads to a new opportunity. As long as you have these abilities, there will be endless possibilities for you to grow and learn something new.

So yes, you will find out something new about yourself as you encounter new people in your life. Or maybe even a blog. It’s part of the universal flow & the different roads we go through while we’re in route to our own self. It’s up to you to decide on one direction, not to get lost & sticking to it for the next time you need to get there.

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