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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

OK, so we get the first one by birth. We are lucky to be born in the US, so we get the second one by default. That third one, is an inalienable right, according to the United States Declaration of Independence. However, sometimes I’ve forgotten to take advantage of this freedom.

Lately, I’ve focused some attention on this task, primarily in response to this video from YouTube, where Shawn Achor explains, through humor and story telling, that happiness should be put first. In other words, instead of thinking that achieving some arbitrary goal is going to make you happy, being happy will actually improve your chances of success in striving to achieve any goal. 

He says our system is design to always keep happiness just out of reach. As in, if you attain some goal, you don’t stop there to say, “I’m happy now.” You simply raise the bar, set a new goal and continue your quest. Again, you’ll be happy when…. Whatever fills that blank for you matters very little. If you continually move the target, you will never be happy.

So, put the odds of success in your favor by choosing to be happy first. If you do watch the video, watch as this man captures the audience immediately, gets them laughing and notice how fast he talks. It’s pretty impressive stuff, an example any public speaker might use to model his next presentation.

I’ll let you know how that goes, right after my next Toastmasters meeting. I intend to happily present.

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Mousehelp.com is a Rouzell Enterprises owned business. Mousehelp.com is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, SEO expertise or help with social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

Palm Desert Computer Repair

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

Go ahead and search, Palm Desert Computer Repair, to see if Rouzell shows up in the results. 

Now, there’s a title I would never have considered for a blog post, had I not read an article entitled: 

5 Tricks to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts
How to Boost Blog Traffic with Keyword Writing and SEO

Here’s a link to that page, on About.com, if you want to check it for yourself: http://goo.gl/gbtj4

There they will tell you that the title of your blog post weighs more heavily on search engine rankings, so I thought I would try this with some of my blogs, to see if Rouzell shows up more frequently in my search results for that string of words. 

You could spend a considerable amount of valuable time reading through all that has been written about SEO and now I have to continue reading about long tail search engine optimization. That link comes from the same About.com website.

Also, I’ve learned that I should include a link with the same keywords near the end of my article, so here’s one that will take you to Rouzell Enterprises, Inc. – where we take care of people who use computers. Love people, use things; that’s what we do. Palm Desert Computer Repair

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Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

If you can accept Twitter as an adverb in this context, that title makes sense.

At exactly 20 minutes and 47 seconds into a half-hour presentation, Jay Abraham says this: “And you should live for making people’s lives better because you’re in it.”

Forgiving the grammar error there, I found that one statement to be the core of his message.

There’s a whole lot more to it, about responsibility and your duty to your clients. I found it well worth the listen – time well spent.

http://sangevents.com/the-advanced-strategy-of-pre-eminence-by-sang-vi-speaker-and-marketing-legend-jay-abraham/

I had not heard of Sang Events, until I stumbled upon Sally Hogshead on Twitter.

@SallyHogshead

Rewarding Childish Behavior

Today’s post in “thechangeblog” was all about what we can learn from a toddler. There’s a link for you at the end of this article.

I’ve often said that if you want to learn computers, you may do so more quickly, if you behave like a child. Watch a kid run into a computer store and just start clicking the mouse and pushing the keys; “to see what happens!” You can do the same thing. When you get results you like, take notes. It really can be that easy.

http://www.thechangeblog.com/lessons-learned-from-a-toddler/

Have a great day!

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.

Unstuck Ringtone Production

Unstuck Ringtone Production

It seems like forever since I’ve posted anything. Perhaps this is a result of “analysis paralysis”, a condition common to traders, but also one likely to afflict writers. This is to say, I just don’t know where to begin with so many choices of subject matter. Because there are times when making the decision on what to do next eludes me, those moments present an opportunity to go find some old classic rock and roll, or even something more current, and listen for a particular passage that would make a nice ringtone for my phone. This eats up anywhere from half to a full hour, and usually costs me a buck or two for the download from Amazon’s MP3 catalog. So, maybe my next tutorial video will demonstrate the steps necessary to take some favorite music from its original form to an MP3 downloadable ringtone. Here, for your reading pleasure, are those steps.

Step one – obviously, the first step is to get the music on your computer. You can rip from a CD, or take the lazy way out and jump on Amazon and search for your song there. Expect to pay ninety-nine cents or something less than two bucks for a longer selection. Of course, if you really like the material, you can download the whole album, or CD, or whatever it is.

Step two – download and install Audacity, you’ll use this software to produce your ringtone.

Now the fun begins.

Step three – open your music file with Audacity. Right click on the file and choose Open with from the menu, then choose Audacity from the list of choices. You may have to search for the file – it’s in Program Files or Program Files (x86), depending on your version of windows.

Step four – select some segment of music up to about 30 seconds long and export selection under file menu. If you choose, Export, you’ll get a list of file types and you can choose whatever works for your phone – MP3 works for Droid users.

Undoubtedly, once you’ve extracted the segment of music you want, you’ll run into the error that reports missing LAME MP3 encoding software. So, go to your help menu in Audacity and search out this question: How do I download and install the LAME MP3 encoder?

Download and install that software package and you are ready for the next step.

OK, so after you get through that extraction process, you now have to find a way to move the file from your computer to your smart phone. There are a few ways to do this. You can FTP the file to your website and download it to your phone from there. You might also simply plug your phone into your computer and move the file into your phone’s music folder. This author uses WiFi and a file utility on the smart phone to connect to a shared folder on his computer. Move your ringtone any way you like!

By the way, I’ll be producing a video on how to do this. So, you can print these instructions, then watch the video and see if I follow the steps outlined here!

BR

Rouzell Enterprises is a Palm Desert based company providing compassionate care to people who use computers. This includes computer repair and computer support, also computer training and network support, and social media training and support. We are diligently working toward becoming your Palm Desert SEO Expert. If you have any need regarding computers, networks, or social media, one call to Brian Rouley at Rouzell Enterprises is all it takes to get the help you need.