The Latest in Smartphone Technology

The smartphone field moves at a lightning pace, and keeping up isn't always always easy. Technology that was eye-popping a year ago, such as WVGA screens and eight-megapixel cameras, becomes outdated quickly. Here we will take a look at what the latest technology trends have been for smartphones in terms of both hardware and software.

Processors and screens have easily been the most rapidly advancing aspects of smartphone technology. Dual-core processors began to get included in devices at the beginning of 2011, and they are now standard in any top-tier smartphone. What's even more interesting is that quad-core processors are here, and are being included in the new Transformer Prime tablet. While the Prime is a tablet, it's only a matter of time before smartphones begin shipping with these quad-core chips. Meanwhile, in the screen department, HD screens have started to hit the latest premiere smartphones. The HTC Rezound is one such device that makes use of an HD screen to make using the device an absolute pleasure.

Another aspect of smartphone technology is literally just days old, and that's the latest version of Android. Nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 was just released with the Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Verizon. The operating system brings several new features to advance the smartphone industry. One feature in particular is the incorporation of software buttons into the interface. While current Android smartphones include physical or touch-sensitive buttons to navigate through the interface, Ice Cream Sandwich does away with this. Expect smartphones in the next few months to be released that feature no buttons outside of the power button and volume rocker.

One final noteworthy advancement in smartphone technology in the last few months is speech recognition technology. With the launch of the iPhone 4S, Apple introduced the world to Siri. While Google already had incorporated its own voice command software into Android phones for over a year and a half, Apple made the idea mainstream and revolutionary. Now, Google is rumored to be working on a competitor to Siri that will also allow the user to interact with the phone through natural speech. Speech recognition definitely seems to be the next big thing in smartphone technology.

Between all of these recent leaps in smartphone technology, 2012 is already shaping up to be a very fascinating year. With such strong sales in the industry, manufacturers are all striving to gain and maintain market share. This is leading to some incredible devices and loads of innovations. Thanks to this perfect storm of competitive forces, consumers are benefiting greatly from what seems to be a limitless number of incredible devices.

The Evolution of Word Wide Web – WWW

Introduction

World Wide Web (WWW) is the system of interlinked hypertext documents containing text, images, audio, videos, animation and more. User can view and navigate through these documents using hyperlinks or navigation elements which have references to another document or to the section of the same document. In a broader sense "The World Wide Web is the universe of network-accessible information, an embodiment of human knowledge."

History of World Wide Web

WWW was first proposed in 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau while working at the CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research. Both of them came out with their individual proposal for Hypertext systems and later on they united and offered joint proposal. The term "Word Wide Web" was first introduced in that joint proposal. The history of every invention has lot of pre-history. Similarly the World Wide Web has also lot of pre-historical gradual development of hypertext system and internet protocols which made the WWW possible. The gradual development started in the early 1945, with the development of Memex, a device based on microfilms for storing huge amount of documents and facilitating organizing those documents. Later in 1968 "Hypertext" was introduced, which made linking and organization of documents fairly easy. In 1972 DARPA (Defense Advance Research Project Agency), started project that connect all research centers to facilitate data exchange which later adopted for military information exchange. In 1979 SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) was invented to enable sharing of documents for large government project by separating content from the presentation and enabling same document to be rendered in different ways. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee came out with Networked Hypertext system form CERN Laboratory. In 1990, joint proposal for hyper text system was presented and the term "World Wide Web" first introduced. In 1992 first portable browser was released by CERN, and that had picked up industry interest in internet development. Today web is so much popularized and has grown to be so invaded in to our lives; it becomes almost impossible to imagine the World without web.

Web Evolution – What and How?

Each technology has certain distinguished characteristics and features. Similarly web has certain features such as data, services, mess-up, APIs, social platform and more. These features are continuously and progressively evolving in distinct stages with qualitative improvements over the existing. Web evolution is categorized and hyped with some fancy marketing terms like "Web 1.0", "Web 2.0", "Social Web", "Web 3.0", "Pragmatic Semantic Web", "Pragmatic Web" and many more.

Yihong Ding, PHD candidate at Brigham Young University, in his article on "Evolution of Web" explained the development of Web by analogically comparing it with the human growth. Yihong Ding stated "The relationship between web pages and their webmasters is similar to the relationship between children and their parents. As well as parents raise their children, webmasters maintain and update their web pages. Human children have their normal stages of development, such as the newborn stage, pre-school stage, elementary-school stage, teenage stage, and so on. Analogically, web has its generations, such as Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and so on. "

Along with technological advancement web design also changed over the period of time. Initial design was simple hypertext read only system which allowed users to read the information. User was just a viewer of what is presented on the web. Gradually images and tables added with evolution of HTML and web browsers, which allowed making better design. Development of photo-editing tools, web authoring tools and content management tools enabled designer to begin creating visually appealing website design layouts. In the next phase of development, web design changed with the change in usability and the focus is diverted on the users rather than the content of the website. User interaction and social touch is applied to the web design. Now user is not just a viewer. User can drive the web with feedback, information sharing, rating and personalization. Gradually we got the mature blend of function, form, content and interaction, called Read / Write Web. Continuing this evolution, meaning is added to the information presented on the web so that online virtual representatives of human can able to read and interprets the presented information. This kind of web where user agent imitating human behavior, can read and understand the information using artificial intelligence is called semantic web.

Web 1.0 (Read Only Web)

World Wide Web is evolved in stages. First stage was the basic "Read Only" hypertext system also termed as Web 1.0 since the hype of Web 2.0. In fact in the original proposed web model, Tim Berners-Lee envisioned web as the Read / Write Model with HTTP PUT and HTTP DELETE method. These methods were almost never used just because of security reasons.

Some of the Characteristics of Web 1.0

1. In Web 1.0 web master is constantly engaged with responsibility of managing the content and keeps user updating. Majority of hyperlinks to the contents are manually assigned by the web master.

2. Web 1.0 does not support mass-publishing. The content on the website is published by the web master and thus does not leverage the collective intelligence of users.

3. Web 1.0 uses basic hyper text mark up language for publishing content on the internet.

4. Web 1.0 pages do not support machine readable content. Only human who are web readers can understand the content.

5. Web 1.0 provides contact information (email, phone number, fax or address) for communication. Users have to use the off-line world for further communication with this contact information.

6. In Web 1.0, web pages are designed to react instinctively based on the programmed condition. Specific result or response is generated when the programmed condition is satisfied. Web 1.0 model does not understand remote request and can not prepare response for potential request in advance. To clearly understand above characteristics of web 1.0, Yihong Ding in his article on "Evolution of World Wide Web" has analogically correlated World of Web 1.0 with the world of a Newborn baby.

Newborn Baby: I have parents

Web-1.0 Page: Webmasters

Newborn Baby: Watch me, but I won't explain

Web-1.0 Page: Humans understand, machines don't

Newborn Baby: Talk to my parents if you want to discuss about me

Web-1.0 Page: Contact information (email, phone number, fax, address, …)

Newborn Baby: My parents decide who my friends are. Actually, I don't care

Web-1.0 Page: Manually specified web links

Newborn Baby: Hug me, I smile; hit me, I cry (conditional reflex)

Web-1.0 Page: Reactive functions on web pages

Source: Analogy from the Article by Yihong Ding from http://www.deg.byu.edu/ding/WebEvolution/evolution-review.html#w1:1 "The web 1.0 pages are only babies.

Web 2.0 (Read Write Web)

"Web 2.0 is the understanding that the network is the platform and on the network is platform roles for the business is different. And the cardinal role is user adds value. And figuring out how to built database and things to get better so that more people use that and it's the secret of web 2.0.

Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. "[4]

In Web 2.0 the idea of ​​Consumer (Users) and Producer (Web Master) is dissolving. Web 2.o is more about communications and user interactions. Web 2.0 is all about participation. "Content is the King" often cited quote during early web 1.0 days, is now turned in to "User is the King" in Web 2.0. In web 2.0 users communicates through blogging, wikis and social networking websites. Everything on the web is tagged, to facilitate easy and quick navigation. Web 2.0 is also about combining it all in one single page by means of tagging and AJAX with better usability via lots of white space, and a cleaner layout. The API ability makes it possible for programmers to mash up data feeds and databases to cross reference information from multiple sources in one page. In contrast with web 1.0, web 2.0 has collective intelligence of millions of users.

Web 2.0 is all about improved version of World Wide Web with changing role and evolving business model where users learned to communicate with the other users instead of just communicating with the publisher of the content.

Some of the Characteristics of Web 2.0

1. Web 2.0 is the second version of Web providing RIA (Rich Internet Application) by bringing in the desktop experience such as "Drag and Drop" on the webpage in browser.

2. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) is the key piece in Web 2.0. Buzzwords around SOA are Feeds, RSS, web services and mash up, which defines how Web 2.0 application exposes functionality so that other applications can leverage and integrate those functionalities providing much richer set of applications.

3. Web 2.0 is the Social web. Web 2.0 Application tends to interact much more with the end user. End users are not only the users of the application but also the participants whether by tagging the content, whether he is contributing to the wiki or doing podcast for blogging. Due to the Social nature of application end user is the interval part of the data for the application, proving feedbacks and allowing application to leverage that user going to use it.

4. In Web 2.0 philosophy and strategy is that "The Web is open". Content is available to be moved and changed by any user. Web site content is not controlled by the people who made the web site but by the user who are using the web site.

5. In Web 2.0 Data is the driving force. Users are spending much more time online and started generating content in their passive time. Web 2.0 requires some of the key technologies to be used in the development of web pages. One of the important technologies is the AJAX which supports development of rich user experience.

6. Web 2.0 websites typically include some of the following key technologies.

– RSS (Really Simple Syndication), which allows users to syndicate, aggregate and to set up the notification of the data using feeds.

– Mashups, which makes it possible to merge the content from different sources, allowing new form of reusing of the information via public interface or APIs.

– Wikis and Forums to support user generated content.

– Tagging, which allows users to specify and attach human readable keyword to web resource.

– AJAX – Asynchronous Java Script and XML, which is the web development technique, allowing exchange of interactive data behind the scene without reloading the web page.

To clearly understand above characteristics of web 2.0, Yihong Ding in his article on "Evolution of World Wide Web" has analogically correlated World of Web 2.0 with the world of a Pre-School Kid.

Pre-School Kid: I have parents

Web-2.0 Page: Webmasters (blog owners)

Pre-School Kid: Parents teach me knowledge (though often not well organized)

Web-2.0 Page: Tagging

Pre-School Kid: I understand but maybe imprecise and incorrect

Web-2.0 Page: Folksonomy

Pre-School Kid: I can deliver and distribute messages, especially for my parents

Web-2.0 Page: Blogging technology

Pre-School Kid: Who my friends are is primarily determined by my parents' social activities and their teaching

Web-2.0 Page: Social network

Pre-School Kid: Multiple of us can be coordinated to do something beyond individual's capabilities

Web-2.0 Page: Web widget, mashup

Pre-School Kid: I can do suggestion based on my communication with friends

Web-2.0 Page: Collective intelligence

Following table distinguish the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

Web 1.0 is about: Reading

Web 2.0 is about: Reading / Writing

Web 1.0 is about: Publishing

Web 2.0 is about: Feedbacks, Reviews, Personalization

Web 1.0 is about: Linking Content using Hyperlinks

Web 2.0 is about: mashup

Web 1.0 is about: Companies

Web 2.0 is about: CommunityCommunity

Web 1.0 is about: Client-Server

Web 2.0 is about: Peer to Peer

Web 1.0 is about: HTML

Web 2.0 is about: XML

Web 1.0 is about: Home Pages

Web 2.0 is about: Blogs and Wikis

Web 1.0 is about: Portals

Web 2.0 is about: RSS

Web 1.0 is about: Taxonomy

Web 2.0 is about: Tags

Web 1.0 is about: Owning

Web 2.0 is about: Sharing

Web 1.0 is about: Web form

Web 2.0 is about: Web Application

Web 1.0 is about: Hardware Cost

Web 2.0 is about: Bandwidth Cost

Web 3. 0 (Semantic Web)

Web is no longer linking and tagging of information and resources. With the advent of semantic web concept, special information is attached to the resources or information so that machine can understand and read just like human.

Timer Berner Lee envisioned

"I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A 'Semantic Web', which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The 'intelligent agents' people have touted for ages will finally materialize. "

Semantic Web has derived from his vision of web as the universal medium for exchange of data, information and knowledge. Web 3.0 or Semantic Web is an Executable Phase of Web Development where dynamic applications provides interactive services and facilitates machine to machine interaction. Tim Berner Lee has further stated

"People keep asking what Web 3.0 is. I think maybe when you've got an overlay of scalable vector graphics – everything rippling and folding and looking misty – on Web 2.0 and access to a semantic Web integrated across a huge space of data, you 'll have access to an unbelievable data resource. " Semantic web is the an extension of World Wide Web in which web content is expressed in machine readable language, not just in nature language, so that user agents can read, process and understand the content using artificial intelligence imitating human behavior. In other words Semantic Web is an extension of the web where content expressed can be processed independently by intelligent software agents.

There can be several agents one can program within the context of vocabulary of the vertical domain.

For example

"Travel Agent", who keep searching chipset air tickets based on your criteria and notify you when it gets the perfect one.

"Personal Shopper Agent", who keeps looking for the specific product on the eBay and get it for you once it finds the one that match with all of your criterions.

Similarly we can have "Real Estate Agent", "Personal Financial Advisor Agent" and many more.

All user is doing is just creating their personal agent which talks with the web services which are exposed publicly and there by taking care of lots of repetitive tasks.

Precisely Web 3.0 = Every human + Every device + Every Information

Characteristics of Semantic Web

1. Unlike database driven websites, In Semantic Web database is not centralized.

2. Semantic Web is the Open System where schema is not fixed as it may take any arbitrary source of data.

3. Semantic Web requires using Meta description languages ​​such as Web Ontology Language and the Resource Description Framework (RDF). Annotation requires lot of time and effort.

Web n.0 – a Glimpse of the Future

Let me add one more element to the previous formula

Web 3.0 = Every human + Every device + Every Information = Everything in the context of current technology advancement.

Web 3.0 is still evolving and it is going to encompass everything. One can not envision anything beyond web 3.0 in the current technology advancement.

Breaking all current technological capabilities Raymond Kurzweil, the inventor of OCR (Optical Character Reader) envisioned Web 4.0 as the Web OS with intelligent user agents acting parallel to human brain. Following figure illustrate the evolution of Web along with technology advancement and the semantics of social connections. Source: Nova Spivack and Radar Networks

Conclusion

The evolution of web has gone through phases as mentioned in this article and that has introduced numerous technologies and concepts in various areas; software, communication, hardware, marketing, advertising, content sharing, publicity, finance and many more.

In a way the World Wide Web has changed the way people were used to look at things earlier. I believe this evolution is never ending and moving towards excellence.

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Starting a Business: Should You Do It?

So let me get this straight, you want to be your own boss. You want to voluntarily and willingly throw away your current employment (or maybe the company you previously worked for made that decision for you, but rather than pursue another job, you have decided to launch a new business). And you are convinced this is what you want to do, IN SPITE of (some or all of) the following:

1. The overwhelming majority of new businesses fail within the first few years of opening

2. You will be assuming responsibility for a “spouse” that never sleeps, always puts demands on your time, does not recognize weekends, and never is satisfied

3. You are ready to give birth to a “child” that is always hungry for more time and attention, is ungrateful, rarely if ever does what you expect it to do, and whose maturing is not something that you view as an occasion for celebration

4. Your only experience in running a business enterprise was a newspaper route or a lemonade stand when you were a kid

5. Your skills are highly developed in your area of expertise, but you hate (selling, accounting, information technology, etc.)

6. Your lifestyle is predicated on a steady income based on a twice monthly paid salary

7. You have little (or no) money saved up in the bank to sustain you through the lean weeks/months of your business start up when expenses are high, and income is low

8. You realize you will likely not see friends or family on the same schedule or regularity as you were able to previously. When they are “off work” – you are just kicking into gear or hitting overdrive

9. You have little idea on how expensive it is to rent property, buy technology, acquire insurance, purchase supplies, hire experts (accountants, attorneys, printers, etc.).

If any of the above has made you reconsider your decision, GOOD. Better to think it through now than to begin the long and sometimes painfully arduous process of launching a new business only to recognize it really is not what you want or even are interested in doing. There are a multitude of reasons NOT to go into business for yourself. There is no shame in being part of a large company and plying your craft and skills for that entity and doing all you can to improve their performance. In fact, were it not for that crazy unyielding fire that burns within a select few of us who are dedicated enough to defy the odds and good sense; we would all be in search of a “safe job” that did not come with the hazards of entrepreneurship.

You have now come to that fork in the road – do you travel the path of the tortured soul willing to “bet it all” on a less than certain thing, or do you pick up your chips from the table and decide that prudence is the better strategy. Whichever path you choose, there will always be that moment when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and wonder, “How would it have been different if I would have chosen the other path?” Good Luck in your future…whichever way it takes you (or you take it!).

Network Marketing: Top 4 Reasons People Fail

Network marketing is probably the best business model the
average person can use to achieve real success in their
life. The low start up costs, excellent training and
support, and the friendship and mentoring of other like
minded people all combine to make it a real opportunity
that is available and easily accessible to people from any
walk of life.But most people fail miserably. Why is that? Well,
first of all, it’s important to realize that most people
fail in any type of business venture. Look at the facts:-95% of small businesses are out of business within the
first five years according to the Small Business
Administration (SBA)-According to the Social Security Administration, by age
65 only 1% of Americans are wealthy, 4% are financially
independent, 5 % are still working (against their will!)
36% are dead, and 54% are flat broke.Both examples point to the same thing: Only five percent
of people succeed in life. Just five out of a hundred
businesses make it, and just five in 100 people earn
financial independence in their lifetimes. This is
important to understand, because the failure rate of
network marketing (which happens to be 95%) is easily
misunderstood, and the industry as a whole is condemned
because of it.So if the problem isn’t really the industry as a whole,
but simple human nature, are ninety five percent of us
doomed to failure and there’s nothing we can do about it?
Of course not! As a matter of fact, often times the
difference between the successful and the not-so-successful
is very small. Usually a difference in choices,
mindset, and that elusive quality entrepreneurs call
“intestinal fortitude”. Successful people just don’t quit
as easily as most.So, assuming you have the qualities of success, and you
want to succeed in Network Marketing, it’s important to
know why it is most people fail, and how you can avoid the
pitfalls.So here are the four main causes of failure:1. Lack of moneyThis one is a deal breaker for a lot of people. They just
don’t have the money to market their business. Often
times, they joined the business and didn’t understand that
it was a business! Yes, Network Marketing is a business.
But it’s unique from all other businesses in that you start
at the top of your organization, and work down. In
traditional business you start at the bottom and work up,
but not here. You are, on day one, the CEO, President,
Vice President of Marketing, and Chief Bottle Washer all
rolled into one! And your business needs to be marketed.
The days of “Make a list and talk to your friends and
family” are all but gone. That method may work for a short
time, but who are you going to talk to when you run out of
friends and family? You need to market your business.
Whether it’s through calling purchased leads on the phone,
marketing to a lead capture and sales page, running ads in
papers, or doing meetings and parties, you need money to
professionally market your business.The good news is that you don’t need very much money. And
with the emergence of the internet, I’m proud to say that
the amount you need is going down while the results are
going up. As a matter of fact, my leads now pay me! Talk
about a paradigm shift. I used to spend hundreds of
dollars every month marketing my business, now my marketing
budget is funded 100% through my marketing efforts. More
on that later.The first thing you need to realize about Network
Marketing is that it’s designed to be part-time. There are
people that desperately need to make money, that just flat
out shouldn’t be in the business yet. The idea is to have
a J-O-B (Just over broke!) that makes you enough money to
live on, and spend $50-200 a month on marketing your
network marketing business. Once your business gets going,
make sure and invest a portion of your income back into
your business. I invested 20% of my commissions into my
business for the first nine months, and when my Network
Marketing income exceeded $4,000 a month, I didn’t have to
spend near that much any more. But investing 20% was more
than enough to get my business up to a full-time income. I
know other people that invest ALL their money back in until
they make a full-time income. The point is, make sure your
financial house is in order while you build your Network
Marketing business, or it takes a lot of the fun out of it.2. Lack of ActivityThis one will drive you nuts if you are a leader in your
organization. You find somebody great, they have all the
skills, they are willing to invest in their business, they
look good, smell good, sound good, but they don’t DO
anything! And you spend your time coaxing, prodding,
inviting, chauffering, paying for their convention ticket,
but in the end it’s all a waste of time. Remember the
statistic: 95% fail in ANYTHING? Well, this is a major
reason why. And you can’t do much about this, all you can
control is you. Here’s the best advice I can give on this:1. If you want your team to go into momentum, YOU have
to go into momentum.2. Work with the willing. Those that would rather
watch the season finale of latest reality show, rather
than work their business, just aren’t going to the top
with you. Don’t waste your time. Keep looking!Remember, “You can run with a thousand, but you can’t
carry three.” -Jim RohnIf a person is struggling with activity, it’s probably for
one simple reason: They don’t want it bad enough. If
their why is big the how becomes easy. But again, you
can’t fix this, you simply have to go through the numbers
until you find those passionate few that really want
success, then sprint with them. If you are personally
struggling with your activity level, you need to evaluate
your why. You simply don’t have enough passion for what
you’re doing.3. Lack of People to Talk ToThere are three types of leads in Network Marketing:1. Warm Market. These are the people that already know
you and (hopefully!) trust you.2. Purchased leads.3. Self Generated leads.Your “Warm Market” is a list of people that already know
you, like you, and trust you. Your Warm Market is your
personal network. According to Paul Zane Pilzer, author of
“The Next Millionaires”, this personal network is absolutely
key to your success in any venture you attempt. In Network
Marketing this is especially true. Even if somebody in
your warm market isn’t interested for themselves, they have
their own network that they will open up to you if they
trust that you will show respect and be professional in
your marketing to their friends and family. Warm Market
leads are great because they are free, the problem is that
most people in Network Marketing never graduate past their
list of friends and family. And very few people are ever
going to be good at cold market prospecting. But if you
work your warm market effectively, you will probably find a
handful of leaders for your organization, and learn the
skills and company knowledge you need before heading into
purchased leads and self generated leads.The next type of lead is a Purchased Lead. These are leads
that you purchase from a “Lead Broker”. Purchased leads
are easy to get, there are a million lead brokers out there
selling batches of leads, in varying quantities. Be
careful, and make sure and deal with a reputable lead
broker, but leads can be a good way to go, especially if
you are new. But I recommend that as soon as possible you
learn to generate your own leads.Self generated leads are the third type of lead. One
method of self generated lead I really like is called a
“Funded Proposal”. This method is a lot of fun, because it
not only generates good quality leads, but it makes you
money! For example, here’s how I do it. I found a book on-
line that I really like. It cost me $27, and has full re-
sale rights. What that means is that I can sell the book
for whatever price I want, and keep all the money. The
book I sell is called, “Net MLM Profits”. The reason I
like to sell it is because it has so much good content for
network marketers, teaching all the latest on-line
strategies
and skills network marketers need to succeed in their
business. To market my e-book I have a
Capture Page and a Sales Page where people can buy the
book. I charge $27, the same price I paid. I then market
the book on the internet (I learned how to do that in the
book!)Now, this is where it gets fun. Who would be interested
in a book about succeeding in Network Marketing? That’s
right, Network Marketers. Who responds to my
advertisements and goes to my sign up page? Is the light
bulb coming on for you right now? I hope so. You see,
every month I generate HUNDREDS of qualified network
marketing leads. And enough of them buy the book that it
pays for my web-site, my advertising, and even makes a
profit! It’s the best system I have found for generating
leads. To see the system I just described go to:http://escapethematrix.net4. Lack of Skills and KnowledgeThis is the fourth reason people fail in the business.
Who can learn something new? Anybody can if they want to.
But how many people are willing to? Did you know that 65%
of High School graduates never read another book in their
life?! Sad but true. Referring back to our 95% failure
rate, if the majority of people don’t even read a book
after High School, it adds a lot of light at the end of the
success tunnel for those of us willing to learn and apply
ourselves! It doesn’t take much to beat the masses. All
the wisdom of the world is available free on-line and at
the library, but here’s another statistic for you, only 3%
of Americans own a library card! Again, you don’t have to
be a superstar to get in the 5% club, you just have to be
willing to learn the skills and habits of success.In Network Marketing the buzzword for developing skills is
“Personal Development”. Every decent Network Marketing
company that lasts long term has a culture of personal
development. What is personal development? The best
explanation I ever heard was this one:1. Read at least 10 pages a day in a personal
development book.2. Listen for at least 20 minutes a day to a good audio.3. Attend a live seminar at least quarterly.These are three habits that anybody can work into their life. It doesn’t take that much time to read ten pages,
just give up one half hour date with the idiot box. And
listening to 20 minutes of a good audio is easy for most
people as well, because we spend that much time or more
driving. The radio is nothing more than “bubble gum for
the brain”, why not turn it off and put on something that
can change your life? And again, personal development
audios are available from the library if you are on a tight
budget.So those are the four main reasons people fail, and how to
succeed in spite of them. It has been said that, “a
problem defined is halfway solved.” Hopefully just by
identifying the four main causes of failure you now can
tackle your Network Marketing business with more confidence
and enjoy the “Rock Star” income Network Marketing promises.