Posts by Sandy Ross

How to Move Away from WPEngine

WP Engine is a very good webhost, but you might want to move away from them. I moved one of my sites there originally because it was really really slow on Hostgator. I tried all kinds of tweaks and cleanups, a cacheing plugin and even put it onto a content delivery network service but nothing…

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Feeling Overwhelmed, and Conquering It!

Like most people I know, I’m really busy. I run my professional practice, put my family high on my priority list, and run several online businesses as well. There is so much to do every day and it’s no wonder I often feel pressured, and sometimes overwhelmed. Then I procrastinate about the jobs that are…

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The best autoresponder

One of the reasons I’ve always delayed communicating with my client list is that the autoresponder products on the market make it hard, frankly. I know that the can-spam acts in various countries apparently make it necessary to double opt-in to lists. I found that enormously frustrating, because my one-on-one clients actually give me a…

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Introvert Extravert?

I was just talking to my eldest daughter, who is at a conference in Sydney for Pete Godfrey’s Crocodile Marketing. I’d have loved to be there as well but another project kept me away. However, Lesleigh was talking about how tired she is after two days of constant interaction with others, and gets the distinction…

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In the Beginning was The Word

It’s an interesting and powerful phrase, isn’t it? Of course this is from The Book of John and is part of the Creation story. But religion aside, I think it points to a powerful concept that we can use in our own lives and that is: the power of our own words. After all, words…

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WordPress Hacking

This site runs on a lovely piece of software called WordPress. It is Open Source (meaning available to anyone for free) and used on millions of websites around the planet. It has a commercial arm as well, so the company is able to employ software programmers to make sure WordPress is stable and secure. I…

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Lessons from Software Updates

Have you ever noticed how, when you’re staring a deadline right in the face, your computer forgets what a printer is? Or your printer decides it doesn’t like the paper size? Or some other weird never-happened-before glitch shows up in your work day? That happened to me when I was on a project deadline in…

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How to Get What you Want

Since reading Money Isn’t the Problem, You are a couple of weeks ago, the idea of ‘want’ being a negative has really stayed with me. I’ve long advocated that negative thoughts and ideas are highly useful, because they give you contrast. That is, when you are experiencing something in your life that you don’t want,…

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Top 10 Time Wasters in a Busy Society

Time is the most valuable commodity we have! When you waste your precious time, you’re actually preventing yourself from achieving the things you desire. Here is a list of the top ten time wasters. If you find yourself spending too much time on any of these activities, try changing some of your habits so your…

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Seven Ways to Boost Self-Esteem

  Everyone needs to feel a sense of self-worth and healthy self-esteem in order to live a successful, contented life. While some people look to others and their material success to gauge their own self-worth, the most important assessment is how you feel about yourself. By taking the steps to build your own self-worth and…

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