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MOVED! :) and a few lessons from it.

We are now live at:

www.thesubtlelessons.com

moved!

WHY?

I realised that having my own domain is way cooler and sounds more professional. Therefore I have made the shift.

In addition, there are many features and plugins that were no available on the free version of wordpress. Now I am able to tap into Google Analytics at the very least.

Just do it!

just do it

Starting out from the free WordPress version helped in making the transition smoother as I was already used to using the Dashboard. Now, there are more options for me to explore!

I am still currently in the process of getting used to the new system. However, the transition has been quite smooth. I had imagined it to be a terrible pain and headache, and it was not as bad as I had imagine. It never is.

Hint: for people who are hesitating on taking action for whatever you have planned, just do it. It usually never is as painful as you think it’d be!

Things to look out for…

warning pothole

Prior to making the shift, I had been researching for the BEST way to get my own domain and hosting. I had stumbled upon a video that taught me to get a domain at GoDaddy, and then transfer the domain to Bluehost.

One thing to note about the internet, it EVOLVES quickly! My fault for not checking the upload date of that video, which I think was about 3 years back.

Anyway, as of a week ago (5 June 2014), GoDaddy is implementing a requirement from ICANN, which only allows a NEW domain to be transferred to another hosting company AFTER 60 DAYS!

I did not want to wait 60 DAYS for the subtle lessons to go live!

Any one who is looking to implement the above method of getting a domain and hosting, PLEASE TAKE NOTE! 60 DAYS is not worth it, imagine the time lost and money waste, especially if you had already paid for hosting.

I cancelled my domain under GoDaddy and had to WAIT for 7 DAYS for them to release it back into the market. In the end, I bought the domain directly from Bluehost together with the hosting. The GOOD news is, Bluehost gives you ONE FREE DOMAIN, for ONE YEAR when you sign up with them.

Lesson learnt: ALWAYS READ THE CURRENT REGULATIONS, and ALWAYS CHECK THE VALIDITY OF A SOURCE!

Visit the all new the subtle lessons now!

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Help needed here.

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…to change lives today.

 

WHY?

If you find this meaningful and wish to help more, please share this message with your friends and love ones!:) Together, we can make a change lives!

>>>Visit my fundraising page to play a part in this movement!<<<

Check off an item from your resolutions today!

How many of us have checked off items from our New Year’s Resolution from less than 5 months back?

Here’s an opportunity to check off one of the most popular items on EVERYBODY’s lists:)

As we move into the May, how many of us have clear the list of New Year’s resolution that we have come up with, in less than 5 months ago?

To “give back” and to “help others” are popular New Year resolution list-ers (according to Time.com as well as many other notable sites). Is it also on your list?

Here’s an opportunity for you to clear an item from your New Year’s resolution and to make 2014 a special year!

Watch this video clip for more information on what we do.
*Warning, tearing may be induced*

>>>Visit my fundraising page to play a part in this movement!<<<

With the Hug It Forward movement, WorldVentures Foundation aims to raise funds to build bottle schools.

Empty bottles are collected and compacted with trash. These bottles are then put together to build bottle schools. And we need YOUR help.

The bigger picture
Our team has pledge to raise funds for 2 bottle schools this year. Your kind donations will go towards the fulfillment of those 2 bottle schools.

>>>Visit my fundraising page to contribute to the building of 2 bottle schools!<<<

Help others, and help yourself to clear those New Year Resolutions.
$5 can cover your lunch or your daily Starbucks fix. How about donating that same $5 to help the children in Guatemala?

A meagre $5 from you can go a long way.

To make a donation, just go to my fundraising page and hit the big green “DONATE” button at the top of this message.

On behalf of WorldVentures Foundation and the children whose lives are about to change, I salute and THANK you.

If you find this meaningful and wish to help more, please share this message with your friends and love ones!:) Together, we can make a change lives!

so you are worried about what THEY think…?

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We are used to hearing encouragement like; “don’t worry about what others think”. Its easier said than done. Honest.

But wait, who are ‘THEY’?

Let’s look at this problem from another perspective. Let’s shift the focus from the “don’t worry” to the “others”. Who are these group of people? These “others”, these “they”. Before we worry about what this group of people even think about us, lets find out WHO on earth these people are.

Here are the major categories:

1. Family

The blood related people, and their loved ones. They can be broken down into smaller groups; the parents, the siblings, the close relatives, the ‘annual gathering’ folks. The emphasis of our fear of what they think about us also ranks in the same order.

Nothing much we can do about this group, since they are family. Nothing much we can do except to brush off or grow beyond our fear of what they think about us. Except of the last group; the ‘annual gathering’ folks whom we only worry about once a year.

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2. “Friends”

This is a another major group of people. “Friends” is a pretty general group. Let’s avoid lumping all acquaintances in this group.

Let’s break this big group down.

Close friends. Or not.

Or, a better way to break down this group is; successful friends (ie. friends who you want to be like) and average friends (ie. friends whose situations are not particularly attractive to you). Note: this is not meant to bring down anyone. The definition of a successful and an average person depends on you. If you are pursuing music, a successful person may be one who is in a well known, great sounding band as compared to a regular blogger like me.)

Once you break this major group of people down into the successful and the average group, it is so much easier to overcome the fear of being judge. Think it through before you worry. Would you care about what an average person thinks about you when you are successful? Heck, how would the average person think about you once YOU are successful?

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Source: http://www.indoforum.org

Remember the saying; “your net worth is determined by your network”

Mediocrity

mediocrityThe scary thing about MEDIOCRITY is its lack of presence and boundary. It blends into your comfort zone and you’d only know that you are MEDIOCRE, once you are there.

No one plans to be mediocre, they fall into that zone unknowingly. We all plan to succeed, but if we dont take action and just get comfortable with the daily routine of nothing, we may fall into the land of mediocrity.

Make your PLANS, change your ATTITUDE and take ACTION!

Success is a TEAM sport

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Picked up something these past few weeks.

“Humans are social beings”. and that “Success is a team sport”.

A “mastermind” or “inner circle” is generally a group of people sharing the same goal in mind.

This group would consist of a mentor who has “been there, done that” and who will guide and advise to help the group members to avoid possible traps that he/she has been through. The group would also tend to consist of other members who are your peers. They will also be great accountability partners who will cheer you on and make sure that you attain your goals. The group would work together, with the mentor in helm, and will spur each other on to action. Working together and celebrating together, results of the group members will serve to motivate other members to greater heights.

It may not be a must, but having an inner circle will help to speed up and make your journey more interesting and fun. Of course being in an inner circle would require one to be equally motivated and focused on the general goal of the team.

For whatever you are working on and planning to achieve, do you have a inner circle or a group of friends who are supporting you, as well as each other?

Or if you are looking for one to aid you in your financial or blogging success, why not join me? Shoot me a facebook message or shoutout!:D

JACKPOT!

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What would you do if you won a MILLION dollars today?

Would the money still be around tomorrow, a week from now, a year from now, or even 5 years on? Most (A Google search suggests 50-70%) lottery winners remain broke or become worse off.

The FINANCIAL education of a person plays a BIG role here. Knowing how to EARN money is just a small portion of the education, learning to PRESERVE and EXPAND your wealth is the KEY.