Put yourself in the shoes of your ideal client. Do they want more choice or do they want what they want? If they wanted more choice than they would enjoy going from opportunity to opportunity and weighing up the best deal.
Guess what? People do behave like that but only out of fear. Choice actually annoys the heck out of them. Once they have made a decision they are left with a constant nagging doubt when they see another choice as to whether they made the made the best choice.
Most people spend their lives worrying about past mistakes and choices they made and are unable to alter. This is why they never move forward and just learn from past mistakes. As you develop as an entrepreneur you will learn the value of creating greater trust with fewer people than a little trust with many.
On this website, I point to stuff that America’s public is choosing now, based on the popular searches. I do not talk politics. This is all about education and lifestyle. Have fun!!
Why do people use online searches?
Why do people use search engines? If you want to understand our approach, it helps if you know why that is. In general, we can say that search engines are being used for, roughly speaking, three things: researching, shopping, or entertainment. People could be researching where they can find the best education, they may be looking for a site that offers a variety of options or they just want to kill time watching some cat videos.
The majority of people who use a search engine (Bing, Google, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, or whichever social media platform) are doing so for the purpose of research. They usually are searching for answers to their questions, or for data on which basis they can make a decision. They want to find a website that can answer their questions or fulfill a particular purpose.
Older students who are busy with preparation for exams, or looking for answers about their future, for example, will probably use a search engine to learn about possible free prep tests and compare with his own books and choose whatever is easier to follow. There is no shortage of information! There are millions of results.
Everybody knows that Americans are always busy — yet busy with doing what?
This infographic is exploring amounts of time they spend on eating, sleeping, drinking, working, doing household chores, buying goods or services, watching TV, and all that sort of things. If you want to learn everything about how the average American spends his or her time during the day, just keep on reading.
The infographic is actually based on The American Time Use Survey (ATUS), http://www.bls.gov/. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) measures how much time people are spending on activities such as watching TV, (paid) work, volunteering. childcare, or socializing.
Regarding their work, Americans are working the most hours on Tuesdays. This may also be the reason why Americans experience the most difficulty to fall asleep on Tuesdays.
On average, Americans are working some 4.5 (four and a half) hours per day Mondays through Fridays. On Saturdays, they will be working about one third of that time, and on Sundays, even less. This mix is including all adults of 15 years of age and above, so whereas it may at first come across as inaccurate or at least a bit confusing, you will realize it is not for that reason. The mix includes retired people, unemployed individuals, students, as well as every working person throughout the nation. Continue reading “How American People Spend Their Time”
I’ve just this minute found out that you’ve gotten your girlfriend pregnant.
I should be very happy for you, when in fact I’d quite like to knock your head off of something very hard, tie your hands behind your back and demand to borrow the TARDIS from The Doctor in order to go back a few months so that you never meet her.
We (me, the boyfriend and friends) have told you since day one that she was out to get everything she could from you. First it was staying in your house 24/7, even when you were at work or with us. Next it was unofficially moving in with you, then getting a key to your house when you wouldn’t even give your friends of at least 10 years one for case of emergency. Then she got kicked out of college for never showing up because hanging on to your every word was more important than her education.
While we talk basically every day, Peter and I don’t see each other very often. He lives in Cambridge, Mass.; I live in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Once the book arrives in November, though, we’ll be traveling together a lot for promotional readings and talks. We’ll keep you posted on those events.)
He and his wife, Amy, invited me for Rosh Hashanah, and so, I made the trip. Amtrak was terrible, and I arrived to the new year’s dinner a little later than I’d hoped — right into the middle of a party. They’d invited several other friends, most of whom have kids, so I was tackled at the door (this was Peter’s son, Sam), and welcomed with my first ever bite of filter fish.
Scott starts teaching this week, a course similar to one that I taught for many years at Simmons College; a freshman expository writing course that uses texts relating to religion and cultural studies. One of the challenges that I faced in the classroom was how to not only be objective and allow all the students their own beliefs , but also how to not let my own beliefs bleed through in my teaching. And yet, I still struggle with whether or not this is an appropriate response in a religion class.
When I was a student at Harvard Divinity School, there was very little discussion in the classroom about individual belief, which is as it should be in a scholarly discussion of religion. And yet, at the same time, there was always a sense of something lacking. There was a point at which engagement with texts and ideas had to hit a wall, as we were all afraid to let our own religious views actually come to the surface. Continue reading “Belief Unbracketed”
Stealing stuff is stupid, but stealing pillows and leaving a trail of it to where you are sleeping on the stolen pillows is really stupid.
Apparently this guy and his friend broke into a department store, loaded up on things like pillows and hammocks, and then decided to just lay down and take a nap when (no surprise!) the police caught them.
You can read the full news story here. Looks pretty comfy, don’t you think?
Why Decimal Points Matter
We drove past this gas station with some awfully expensive Powerade Drinks the other day.
$250 is a big difference from $2.50. You’d think they would have noticed this and maybe changed what the sign said. But I guess it’s “close enough” for them.
WordPress Woes and a Name Tag
Well, I’ve finally finished upgrading to WordPress 2.6. It was kind of tricky, as it seems all of my plug-ins didn’t like the change and kept giving me errors saying “cannot redeclare snoopy”…I never heard of an error like that before!
Nonetheless, I have everything working now and I’m happy to say we’ve also got the SezWho plug, which is a new thing for entrecard users, giving you credits for comments You can learn more about that over at Entrecard.
Also today I’ve got a picture submitted to us by Dimaks of Ctrl + Alt + Delete:
It is a name tag from a waitress they had at a Japanese pizza shop. You can read the full story about it here.