March monthly progress and lesson learned
Well, I downloaded Light Room from Adobe, the same maker of Photoshop, still at learning process. It’s a tool to modify, adjust and create images. I edited many pictures in Light Room, it has basic function as well as advance tools to modify a picture. I love their water mark feature. It’s very easy to use, has so many options to choose from, such as type face, opacity, size, shadow, angle, etc, and you can save the setting for future use. I will talk some more about this great tool in the future with the example of images. Be patient, I promise to add many great images here in my blog.
I also use iMovie to create videos for Youtube. It a great tools that come with my Mac book. It is easy to use and have many capabilities.
I registered and purchased few domain names for future use. One of the domain name is Justinshow.com, it’s a website about fun and interesting things by my son. He loves to comment on many interesting things, games, toys, how to play, how to use, how to make, how does thing work, funny things, etc. I want to sharpen his talent and put himself out there to do what he loves.
The progress, by the end of March I created, edited and published his 3 videos on Youtube and Justinshow.com site. What is the future of this site? Well, for the first year we will create as much as quality videos and contents. Our goal is 100 videos and 100 posts on the website by December, 2013. Then we’ll create fun kid products (such as T-shirt with a fun and cool design for kids) next year.
I also purchased another domain name for my local project. I paid a lot more for this domain name, it wasn’t available to register, but it was for sale. It’s a premium domain and already registered since 2006. I purchased it from Sedo domain marketplace.
What is the future of this site? Well, the primary project for this site is to create information site about “Greater Washington Area” including Washington, DC. Northern Virginia, and Maryland. It will provide information about point of interest, travel, accommodation, events, real estate and more. We will encourage readers to submit pictures, stories and reviews. We will create contest or giveaway for the readers. We also plan to approach local businesses to feature special offer for “Greater Washington Area” readers. We’ll discuss our site progress here.
Doing a business is a lot of work, either online or offline. I spent countless time to add contents, contacting people, learn new tools, take pictures, videos, and learn about the technology and the back end of a website, yes that included HTML, get familiar with CMS, buttons, and tweaking the design on my site. It still far from what I want it to be.
I learn as much as I can about “Social Media Marketing.” I think social media is the future of global and viral marketing for many businesses. I only implemented very little of social media platform so far. I know there is a lot more I can do and learn to use social media effectively to promote a business. I’m in love with social media capability and possibility. Eventhough, it takes so much time to learn and implement many of those cool features and tools, I promise myself I will do it. I will harness to power of social media for my business.
I want to follow my calling to do what best I can do and bring happiness to the world. How can I be the service of my community? Of course I can’t be the service of everyone, because it’s not effective, it’s not possible to please everyone, only the service to individuals with the same core beliefs and values who seek for happiness, the purpose of life. “Believe it or not serving others is the key of self happiness.”
”Many times I asked myself? Who am I dare to dream that big?”
Well, I have to try it, I will never know how it feels to be on the top of the world, if I never try. “Never try never fail” doesn’t work for me. “Failure is a stepping stone to success” sounds better. In the future, If I don’t reach my ultimate goal, well at least I try as much as I can. My vision is bigger than any hurdles out there. At least, I can’t tell myself years from now that I never try to be the best I can be, to reach my ultimate goal in life, and to help as many people as I can. It isn’t about a day dreaming, it is about putting our action to align with our ultimate goal, a lifetime dream, to improve ourselves to be the best we can be, and to be a service to others. How can I be your service?
Remember goal need to have a good intention, without a good intention, it can cause emptiness in your life purpose. Money is not the ultimate goal. Money is only a tool to reach what you want in life. Always thinking about what you can do to serve others? What you do can bring happiness in others? Whatever industry you’re doing, create a great value to benefit other and create a great customer experience in everything. Karma is happen in business too, when you care about others, and true in what you do, believe in your products or services, give value, it will shows in everything what you do, and it will result in happy customers and referral to your business. Happiness is a goal, lifestyle is a goal, to be able to help others is a great goal!
Remember you have to take a good care of yourself first in order to be able to take a good care of others. Otherwise, no one listen to someone who doesn’t show he or she able to at least take good care of one self first. As you want to learn how to be successful from someone who already successful. Now, I’m learning as much as I can to be where I want to be and share my progress with other.