A Writer Shares 5 Ways To Achieve Spectacular Results With Networking

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If you’ve never been to a writing conference before, I can give you one piece of advice right now: prepare to be overwhelmed. That’s how I felt when I attended my first writing conference, the AWP Annual Conference in Boston. There seemed to be no limit to the panels to attend, authors and editors to meet, and off-site readings at which to imbibe.

In retrospect, I’m not sure I made the most of it — there was simply too much to do, and I came into the conference with no plan whatsoever. However, after much reflection, I’ve determined what I could have done better so I can make the most of the next writing conference I attend. I’m here today to share my conclusions so that you, too, can take advantage of the myriad opportunities writing conferences provide (and not have retrospective FOMO like I did).

Tip #1: Set your goals beforehand

Perhaps the most important thing to do before attending a conference is to figure out what you want out of it. This is partly so you can make the most of the conference, and also partly so you can choose the right one in the first place! There are tons of different conference options out there, so picking one that aligns with your goals is key.

For example, if you’re a fiction writer looking to finish a piece of work, the workshop model of Sewanee Writers’ Conference would be an excellent choice. But if your manuscript is already finished and you’re looking for professionals or publishing knowledge, The Muse and the Marketplace might be better.

Once you’re at your chosen conference, keep your focus in mind. Whether this is generating more work, meeting editors, or gathering inspiration from the talks, you should always be working toward a concrete goal or set of goals. It can be easy to go into “vacation mode” at a conference, but remembering your goal(s) will give you the motivation to actually work. And trust me: you’ll be grateful later that you didn’t spend the whole weekend lounging by the pool.

Tip #2: Be prepared for anything

This tip applies mainly to the conference itself, but being prepared starts as early as registration! Some writing conferences sell out quickly, so it pays to register ASAP — plus many conferences offer a discount if you register early.

After you’re signed up, create a conference plan. Look at the schedule and come up with a personalized agenda that will keep you busy, but won’t send you running around like crazy. Do a bit of research on who’s who, especially the lecturers you plan on seeing; you never know with whom you might rub shoulders. On that note, try to memorize your “elevator pitch” as well — just a two-to-three sentence summary of what you’re working on currently. This will keep you from fumbling for words when that opportune moment arises.

And of course, thorough preparation naturally means bringing along essential materials. Take a backpack with a folder, notebook, at least two pens, business cards, and copies of your book’s written synopsis or first chapter if you have it available. You’ll also accumulate a lot of free stuff (yay conference swag!), so having a larger bag to carry it all could end up being a lifesaver.

Tip #3: Reach outside of your comfort zone

While it’s important to create goals that you can meet comfortably, it’s also good to think of ways you might broaden your horizons at a writing conference. This is certainly one of the things I regret about my first conference experience; I accomplished most of what I set out to do, but I hardly tried anything new or different, despite the plethora of unique opportunities.

To that end, you should always be thinking of potential ways to step outside your comfort zone during a conference — not so much that you end up super-stressed, but enough that you can later think, “Wow, I’m proud of myself for doing that!” For example, if you’re an introvert, you should try networking with strangers for an hour or two. Or if you normally write short fiction, you might attend a poetry panel discussion and then attempt to write some poetry of your own.

Remember, there are so many opportunities at writing conferences: critiques, panels, workshops, book fairs, one-on-ones, and more! You never know what kind of inspiration you’ll find or where you’ll find it, but there’s no better place to explore your options.

Tip #4: Connect with different people

If you’re anything like me, making the first move to talk to a stranger may be hard; however, it’s an absolute conference essential. It also might be tempting to only talk to professionals, but other authors can offer valuable experience and insights too.

Again, this is a great challenge for my fellow introverts, as the connections you forge at a conference could change the trajectory of your entire career! For instance, you might talk to an amazing designer who offers you a discount on their services, and you’re finally able to afford a dream cover for your book. Or you talk to an author who gives you a revelatory piece of advice that helps you untangle a difficult plot issue. You may even meet an acquiring editor for a publisher and snag yourself a contract!

Needless to say, the social anxiety that accompanies interacting with strangers can be pretty daunting, but the benefits are totally worth it. So make a goal of talking to at least one new person a day — after all, you all have writing in common, which usually makes for a great conversation starter.

Tip #5: Follow up after a few days

Even once you’ve left a conference, there are still plenty of opportunities to reap its rewards — mostly when it comes to retaining those valuable professional connections. That said, give people (and yourself) a day or two to decompress after the conference before you reach out. In addition to re-introductory emails, it’s also a nice touch to send some thank you emails, whether to a panelist who offered great advice, a staff member who helped you out, or a professional who offered to be your beta reader.

Keep in mind that if you start attending conferences regularly, you’ll likely run into a lot of the same people — and a little bit of courtesy goes a long way to helping them remember you in a positive light! On a related note, it might be reassuring to know that the more conferences you attend, the easier it gets. You’ll know how things run, execute your goals with greater ease, and effortlessly maintain those long-term relationships.

Writing conferences offer limitless inspiration and opportunities, and with these tips in mind, you’ll be well equipped to take advantage of what these writerly havens have to offer. So have go forth, network, and enjoy!

About The Author

Tess Patalano is a poet, teacher, and freelance writer. She’s written a number of pieces for Reedsy, the world’s best resource hub and marketplace for self-publishing authors. If you missed that AWP conference, but you’re still hoping to hire an editor in Boston (or anywhere else), you can sign up to meet them on Reedsy today.

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Billionaire Charlie Munger And The Tantalizing Investment Formula That Gives Wall Street A Regular Shellacking From Nebraska

Charlie Munger, 95, a veteran dweller of Pasadena, California, is possibly one of the most inspiring billionaires. Possibly, he’s best known as the Vice Chairman of the globe’s largest CI (Compound Interest) machine, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Munger is best known as the investing legend Warren Buffett’s right-hand man for his reliable performance. 


As per Forbes, his worth mounts about $1.8 billion, as of March 2019. Massed to his role alongside Warren Buffett, Munger is also the chairman of the publisher, “The Daily Journal Corporation.” He’s also on board of Costco, the giant-box retailer.


Munger has lived or living up a wild successful life, by nearly any standard. He’s almost a centenarian.


Just Like Warren Buffett, Mr. Munger hails from Omaha, Nebraska, US, an unstylish part of America’s Midwest. Both are great disciples of the great investor, economist, & professor, Benjamin Graham, “The Father of Value Investing.”


Talking of excessive competitiveness, the belief of Charlie Munger is that Wall Street allures and rewards people who want to subscribe to the culture of a “locker room” and these are the individuals who just want to win anything that comes in their way. They are so damn competitive that what a particular thing A person is doing, the same or better than A is the desire of every person to do.


As per Munger, he believes in 3 crucial advice and they are, it’s you who have to figure out your advantages and brimming talents, secondly, you have to learn the art of handling your own mistakes, & last but not least, to say “I Don’t Know” is absolutely a fine answer. Munger believes in the damage given to others by his pithy-wise mind.

Munger says, “Nobody expects you to know everything about everything,” and “When you don’t know and you don’t have any special competence, don’t be afraid to say so.”

Before Munger joined Berkshire Hathaway Inc, he first nailed his skills as a lawyer. Buffet once pen-down in the shareholder letter, he first worked as a lawyer as his time was billed at $15/hour. And also, Munger is an architect.

Warren Buffett gives kudos to Munger for the triumph of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffet says, “Consequently, Berkshire has been built to Charlie’s blueprint. My role has been that of the general contractor, with the CEOs of Berkshire’s subsidiaries doing the real work as sub-contractors.”

Between the time of 1965-1975, the success of Munger is continued in his formal involvement at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. He began a partnership for an investors’ group, which produced an annual return of approximately 20pc in contrast to less than 5pc for the Dow Jones Industrial on an average.

In Buffet’s essay on “The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville,” he narrated about his very first meeting with Mr. Munger, who was an exceptional lawyer during that time and he even discussed his smart and cunning investing style.

Further Buffet said that as a hobby, the law goes fine, but he has the cyclone of skills inside him and can do so much better and that’s how his journey of spinning into a billionaire started with his magic investments that offer a regular defeat to Wall Street.

In an interview given to The Wall Street Journal, he said that why he is on the cloud of achieving success because of his self-destructed loved top-notch ideas. The more he destroys his previous best ideas, the more he flies and succeeds. 

In 2009, in an interview with BBC, Munger talked about what problems he sees with Wall Street in terms of ideological blindness, short-termism, and cutthroat culture of “locker room.”

Giving his views on ideological blindness, it’s not possible to domesticate all the excessive despondency & senseless enthusiasm that comes as an integral part of the capitalist economy, but you have the power to domesticate it. Murger believes in the strong existence of wise restraints that must be inflicted on the financial sector for the better functioning of the economy.As per Munger, striking a perfect balance with the relevant regulation amount that matches the satisfaction of both sellers and buyers, alongside stakeholders in the market should be your priority.

Back in 2000, in the book published by Munger named, Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, Munger accepted that his family was earning checks of $2,000-$3,000 every month from his trust’s investment, and this is the investment all from his initial $1,000 investment. From this, it’s clear that this is one of those rare investments that not every time knock your luck hard work and door. 

And hence, Murger highlighted that it’s important to learn that life revolves around a few great opportunities in your average lifetime. 

It’s not a game of children, or that frequent occasion when several people have this opportunity to pile up $1,000 and gather around 100 times much more every year.

In a nutshell, in the language of Munger, life is all about small decisions you make, and it’s the place where the result is your biggest reward. But only if you will keep your ears and eyes open.

Charlie Munger one of the greatest incredible sources of investing anecdote has proved that their touch in the investments turns out to “Gold.”

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Jordan Belfort’s Jawdropping Saga: How A $50-Million-A-Year Salesman Went Rogue, Got In Prison, And Made It All The Way Back To The Top

Jordan Belfort's Jawdropping Saga: How A $50-Million-A-Year Salesman Went Rogue

The Millionaire “Skill”

Jordan Belfort’s story, complete with Quaaludes and $50 million-a-year paydays, jail, and media superstardom, is the sort of epic drama that most of us can only ever dream about.

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Long before he became the bad guy on Wall Street, long before he went to prison and had to pay back $200 million in restitution for the investors whom his company defrauded of millions, Jordan Belfort was just a kid who wanted to be a doctor.

That’s about as regular as it gets though.

Growing up in the Bronx, Jordan quickly discovered his almost uncanny ability to conjure money seemingly out of thin air. He spent one summer making thousands of dollars selling Italian ices to tourists at a local beach.

Ever on the eye for a good buck, Jordan Belfort thought he’d attend the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, after all, dentists made great money.

Then the Dean announced, “The golden age of dentistry is over. If you’re here simply because you’re looking to make a lot of money, you’re in the wrong place.”

And Jordan Belfort scooted out of there, on to greener pastures.

Jordan Belfort pioneered his brilliant sales system: the Straight Line Sales System

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Drugs, Wall Street, and the Dark Side

Armed with his salesmanship skill and gift of the gab, Jordan drifted on to Wall Street and the easy money lure of the 80s.

Eventually, he wound up at a boiler room, a brokerage that pushed penny stocks hard to customers on the phone.

Shortly afterwards, Belfort’s sales ability led to him opening his own brokerage, Stratton Oakmont. It was here where things would unravel in the most spectacular fashion.

At Stratton Oakmont, Jordan Belfort pioneered his brilliant sales system: the Straight Line Sales System. This was a system that turned any old buffoon into an irresistible closer on the phone.

Just like that, the money came pouring in: Jordan and his team were earning millions per year.

Jordan also pioneered the use of “qaaludes,” a type of drug that made salesmen ever more confident and high. Seeing the boss use this stuff made it the “in” thing to do. Soon, the whole office followed, and Stratton Oakmont descended into sheer anarchy, complete with hookers and wild parties and other insane sheenanigans that have now been chronicled in the movie “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”

But underneath all the glitz, Stratton Oakmont was run pretty much as a “pump and dump” scheme. Soon, investors, fleeced of their money, were demanding action from the authorities.

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Jail, And The Price Of Freedom

Unable to clear his name, Belfort, as the ring leader of the scheme, was convicted and thrown in prison. It was here, amidst the doom and gloom of jail, that he rediscovered a different Jordan: the good guy who just wanted to be a father to his kids and do something positive in the world.

Jordan began writing his memoirs.

The book, which became “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” became a smash hit, leading to Hollywood optioning it for a movie.

With Leonardo DiCaprio playing Jordan Belfort, “The Wolf Of Wall Street” romped to iconic status almost overnight.

Long before he became the bad guy on Wall Street, long before he went to prison

Image: Christopher William Adach on Wikimedia Commons

“Bigger Than Ever Before”

Jordan’s story spread further than ever before, and he was soon in high demand all around the world to speak and train businesses on his Straight Line Sales system.

He might still have millions left to pay in restitution, but Jordan has now accomplished an impact bigger than he might ever have imagined.

A few years back, I decided to join Jordan Belfort’s online sales training program, one of the many thousands, if not millions, of people he has trained. The videos he sends out have been really fun and, as much as you learn powerful sales techniques, a lighter side of Jordan Belfort emerges. He often jokes around and likes using shocking language to put a point across.

Talking about sales techniques, I learned more about sales from him in a few videos than probably the majority of sales books can teach you. In my view, he’s gotta be one of the top 1-3 salesmen in the world, period.

Watching Jordan Belfort’s crazy fall and comeback is super inspiring. I feel that all of us can learn a lesson or two about changing tack and trying something different. Another thing I’ve learned from Jordan Belfort is to put ethics and values, particularly honesty, ahead of business profits.

Never, at any point, must your ethics be sacrificed in favor of profits. But, and if you should fail, realize that you must come clean. Failure is an opportunity to do it over, better next time.

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The General Breaks Down Amazon’s Inexorable Success As A Brand

Love Amazon or hate them, Jeff Bezos sure knows how to build an attractive consumer brand. What can you learn from how they did it…

Ten Mutunhire aka General Tomahawk is a copywriter and creator of Sell Your Course Like A Pirate.

Sell Your Course Like A Pirate: Notorious Sales Copy For Course Sellers

His specialty is helping course selling businesses make more consistent money year round and break out of the launch feast or famine cycle. You can read more of his work on Medium and at the Towers Of Zeyron blog

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The Ultimate SEO Technical Checklist- What You Need to Consider for a New Site.

Ultimate SEO Technical Checklist- What You Need to Consider for a New Site

SEO or search engine optimization has become an important requirement for all websites. Today, your website cannot serve its intended purpose if it does not have SEO. It is no longer optional. There are many factors that make up a good website, but one great factor that you should never forget to think about for your new site is SEO. Search engine optimization forms a great part of digital marketing plans.

Today, website thinking is far beyond the era of “if you build it, they will come.” There are so many website owners who are struggling with implementing SEO. If you own a new site, you need to know the technical SEO checklist that you should use as a website owner. Here is our SEO technical checklist that will help you work through the important aspects of search engine optimization.

1.    Make your Site Mobile-friendly

In 2015, Google announced that mobile optimization became a ranking factor for websites. Therefore, if you want better rankings on the search engine results page you need to make sure that your website is mobile optimized.

You might have built your website with a responsive design, but it is always wise to make sure that is actually validated. You need to review how Google mobile crawler does on your website. You should perform as much user experience and quality assurance testing as possible just to be sure that your website truly can be easily accessed by your users on all devices.

2.    Optimize the Page Speed

Page load speed matters for the good of your website. Nobody wants to open a site that takes longer to load. We all want a site that loads very fast so that we can access what we want on the website. Load speed also matters for search engines. If your site keeps visitors waiting, they will just leave, and remember Google is using your mobile page speed for ranking. Therefore, you need to check your page speed and improve it to make sure it is optimal.

You can use page speed tool to test the speed of your page. Many SEO tools s able to detect the issues that are slowing down your page and can also give you practical tips on how to address each issue and boost your page speed.

3.    Optimize Images

Un-optimized images used in your website can actually slow down the page load times. It is very common for website owners to use un-optimized images especially if they don’t use photo editing software.

When optimizing images you need to make sure you get image sizes that match the exact dimensions and resolution that you need. Image size should be reduced without affecting the visual appearance.

An image contains information that downloads a lot of bytes on a page. This makes the server to take more time loading information than it should. When images are optimized the server perform faster due to the removal of the additional bytes ant too much irrelevant data.

4.    Fix Broken Links

Broke links lead to poor user experience and even prevents search engines from properly crawling pages on your website. It is important to identify and fix all broken links on your site because it helps prevent a unit of your crawl budget from going to waste.

5.    Build Search Engine Friendly URLs

URLs play a major role in the success of your SEO overall website if you get them right the very first time. Both users and search engines require URLs that are descriptive and have keywords. However, many website owners get URLs wrong and continue to build their websites with dynamic URLs that are not optimized completely.

The URLs are accepted by Google and may seem to work for your site, but at some point, you might be prompted to merge new ones to improve user experience, site performance and the search engine visibility which is actually a lot of work.

Your site should have easy to follow URLs so that you can keep track of them in Analytics and Search Console among others. With poorly done URLs, link building becomes difficult too.

6.    Use Secure Protocol-HTTPS

HTTPS protocol has always been one of Google’s ranking factors of sites. HTTPS is an acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It actually encrypts data and makes it difficult for it to be corrupted or modified during transfer. The data is kept secure from attacks.

By using HTTPS, your website can experience better rankings since it is a ranking factor on Google. Also, your site visitors will feel it is safe to use the site and that the data provided is encrypted for the prevention of the attacks.

Sites that use HTTPS have a lock on the before the URL in the navigation bar. Sites that don’t use HTTPs have an information icon which when clicked displays a message that the connection is not safe, thus a clear indication that the site is unsecured.

7.    Be Sure That Your resources are Crawlable

All important resources on your website should be crawlable because uncrawlable resources can negatively influence search engine optimization. Crawling happens before indexing, which makes content visible to the website user.

Crawling is basically first finding your content. Indexing follows and finally, your pages are ranked within the greater index.

8.    Use Schema Markup

Schema markup is an important SEO technical checklist to consider because it provides additional structured data to search engines. The structure data improves the context of the content on a page and in various situations, it can change the appearance of your website in the search engine results page.

Schema markup can be used in different sites including review sites, recipe, business and event sites among others. Google offers a software known as Structured Data Testing Tools that can be used to test your page for any issue that might be present in your structured data.

9.    Get Rid of Too Many Redirects

Although redirects can eliminate a lot of trouble relating to link equity and broken pages, they can cause lots of issues if you have a lot of them. A huge number of redirects can slower the load times of your website which means that the site’s user will spend a lot of time trying to get to the landing page.

It is recommended to have only one redirect for a page, otherwise, you might find your site having a redirect loop. A redirect loop is basically a chain of redirects for the same page which is absolutely misleading because the search engine will not establish which page to show, this will end up giving an error.

10.    Check Your Site Architecture

The architecture of your site is an important SEO technical aspect to consider. You need to build a proper hierarchy and structure especially into the navigation and sections of your site. This is good both for users and search engines and helps present topics and content in an organized manner.

You need to think about mapping out your site structure in a better way. Also, you should take a look at your content, identify how to prioritize the various aspects of your site and how you want to funnel your users.


Optimizing your website take time and it should never be done as a one-time affair. However, you need to get started so that as you go about it, you will be able to learn through the process. By mastering the relevant SEO technical, you will be a better position to set your new website up for success.

Contributed by Andrew Guh, passionate SEO blogger, check out his blog Online Hikes and inspirational platform – Museuly.

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Thinking About Real Estate? 6 Reasons Why It’s Time to Stop!

Real estate is a business related to selling and purchasing of the property. To get the success in this field is not easy. It is not easy because the success rate is dependent on the expertise of business person and investments. Moreover, the time of purchasing property and selling of the property also counts. It happens most of the time that people quit this business soon because they face down continually falls and at the end, they have to pay from their pockets. Different challenges have to face to make your real estate business profitable and for this purpose, your struggles matter a lot. New real estate agent invests their all saving in purchasing of the property and stop business without getting any profit. It happens because they remain unaware of the facts that are unhealthy for the company. So whenever you think to invest in real estate marketing, you have to keep in mind the facts and figures that can be the reason for stopping of your business. All these reasons and circumstances are going to be highlighting here.

1. Views of inexperienced pupils

Real estate marketing and business is not a cup of tea. You have to think wisely as the impact of mistakes in this field can be disastrous. If you consider the views of inexperienced people, then it will be the death of your business. Inexperienced pupils have no experience with the investment in property, and they give remarks without any real estate knowledge. To get the success, you have to avoid their views otherwise it will be a big reason for you to stop your business.

2. Requires patience

Real estate marketing is about the investment of considerable amount and waits for a long time. You cannot get your profit within a month or two. In fact, you have to wait with patience for long and long time. Don’t expect that you get your profitable results quickly. Impatient behavior is one of the reasons to stop the business. It is because anxious people sell their property quickly and get a profit of small amount. So if you have restless nature, then you should stop your real estate business as real estate business requires patience.

3. Resources for investments

As real estate business remains dependent on investments, you invest in the market through your savings, but later on, you need funds for investments. Resources can be like the business loan from bank or companies. You also need the support of family and friends for the sake of investment. So if you have no resources for investment, then you can’t proceed. Not enough funds for investment are the great reason to stop the real estate business.

4. Experts guideline

Experience matters a lot with investment. Resources for investment are not enough for your growth of real estate business. In this regard, you have to take guideline from the experienced people so you can save your amount and money. Expert people will suggest you right places for investment and also provides the guidance about the right time of the investment. It is the most appropriate way to avoid the risks at large scale. If you lack the guideline of the expert people, then it will be a reason to leave your real estate business.

5. Margin for loss

Real estate business is such type of a company where the probability of loss is much higher than the profit. So you have to keep in mind that you should have the ability to bear the stress of the loss. Otherwise, loss in real estate business will be problematic for you in your business future. You have to invest with the margin of loss. You should stop your business if you have no margin for failure.

6. Bear pressure of market

Ups and downs are the mandatory part for real estate market. You should have the capability to bear the pressure of the market. Sometimes the rate of property become so high and sometimes becomes low and eventually creates problems and it becomes the reason to stop the real estate business.

Real estate business gives you fruitful result if you do it intelligently. On the other hand, you can also get the negative results. In both situations, you have to prepare yourself to face any consequence. Be aware of the reasons that can stop your real estate business and avoid them.

Author Bio:This is a guest post by Jessica Watson, a business trends, marketing, and technology writer based in the UAE. Jessica works with Aurion Business Consultants providing company formation Jebel Ali free zone authority and across all UAE.

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How to sell a top-tier newspaper publication to a professional demographic. This Newsweek sales letter showcases persuasive copywriting for a leading brand that uses an honest, down to earth approach to sell

Taking an honest and down to earth copywriting style can help you sell your luxury brand. This classic sales letter by Newsweek takes a frank and honest style that manages to persuade the reader that this is a brand they want to be a part of. Whether you are selling luxury cars, hotel bookings or high end fashion, these copywriting tips will work to move sales. Pay special attention to the emotional selling points in the letter.





Dear Reader:

If the list upon which I found your name is any indication, this is not the first — nor will it be the last — subscription letter you receive. Quite frankly, your education and income set you apart from the general population and make you a highly-rated prospect for everything from magazines to mutual funds.

You’ve undoubtedly ‘heard everything’ by now in the way of promises and premiums. I won’t try to top any of them.

Nor will I insult your intelligence.

If you subscribe to Newsweek, you won’t get rick quick. You won’t bowl over friends and business associates with clever remarks and sage comments after your first copy of Newsweek arrives. (Your conversation will benefit from a better understanding of the events and forces of our era, but that’s all. Wit and wisdom are gifts no magazine can bestow.) And should you attain further professional or business success during the term of your subscription, you’ll have your own native ability and good luck to thank for it — not Newsweek.

What, then, can Newsweek do for you?

The answer depends upon what type of person you happen to be. If you are not curious about what’s going on outside your own immediate daily range of concern…if you are quickly bored when the topic of conversation shifts from your house, your car, your ambitions…if you couldn’t care less about what’s happening in Washington or Wall Street, in London or Moscow…then forget Newsweek. It can’t do a thing for you.

If, on the other hand, you are the kind of individual who would like to keep up with national and international affairs, space and nuclear science, the arts — but cannot spend hours at it .. if you’re genuinely interested in what’s going on with other members of the human race … if you recognize the big stake you have in decisions made in Washington and Wall Street, in London and Moscow…

then Newsweek may well be the smartest small

investment you could make for the weeks ahead.

For just 11c a week, as a Newsweek subscriber, your interest in national and international affairs will be served by over 200 top-notch reporters here and around the world.

Each week, you’ll read the most significant facts taken from their daily dispatches by Newsweek’s editors.

You’ll get the facts. No bias. No slanting.

We respect your right to form your own opinion.

In the eventful political arena, in

weeks to come, you’ll read about


JOHNSON – How will government spending for the Great

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in civil rights, in education, the war on poverty!

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This Entrepreneur Used To Sleep In His Car. Four Years Later, This Is What He Is Doing


There’s no shortage of great stories to spur you on as an entrepreneur. Today I have a special one. For a really great story, you should check out MJ De Marco’s account of his entrepreneurial breakthrough.

The story I want to shine a light on right now however, is the account of another entrepreneur, Daryl Deino.

Deino was an entrepreneurial young guy who had done some work in the film industry, as well as holding jobs as a social care worker and schoolteacher.

His earlier contributions only made his experience more painful when, in 2009, he was one of the victims of the economy. He found himself homeless and sleeping in his car. He endured some cold weather, fears for security and a slew of bad experiences that go with not having a secure home, but he soldiered through.

For company, he had his dog Cody. Cody, unfortunately, later died.

If the story ended here, it would be just another missed opportunity, another sad tale.

For 4 years this was life for Daryl Deino.

But the human creature is nothing if not, at times, stunningly resilient.

He clawed his way back bit by bit into the work he cared for, and has now forged a stellar career as an actor and writer. His credits include 2 Broke Girls, Modern Family, and The Untouchables.

Daryl Deino today is a seasoned entrepreneur with an array of huge talents. Most of us would be lucky to make a successful goal at a career as an actor or writer, but he has succeeded at both. He’s carving his own unique story in the broad field of film and media, a story, I think, worth watching!

This story is a good opportunity for me to send a message to struggling entrepreneurs out there.

If the vision you have been working on has not yet come true, and maybe you’ve faced challenges and setbacks, you need to dig in and have a little fortitude.

Reality has a way of falling outside of the narrow bounds we as entrepreneurs in a venture would find comfortable.

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Setbacks are often an indication that you need to now expand your vision.

And frequently, that’s the last thing you are up to do as an entrepreneur.


Because if you’d gone in with the idea of the expanded vision, you’d have expanded your vision from the start, duh!

However, expanding your vision is frequently the only way to survive.

Think about when the Wright Brothers’ first plane didn’t fly, not in the way it should anyway.

Or when the first attempt Mr. Edison made on the light bulb failed.

These gentlemen had the perfect opportunity to say,

“You know what? It ain’t gonna happen. This is not gonna work. I’m finished and I pack it in here today.”

Anyone would have understood.

Fortitude, my friends.

If you have no fortitude you have no reason to be playing this game.

Undertaking a venture, whether art, a creative work or business idea, being an entrepreneur, is more than hard. It’s downright dangerous.

And so sooner or later that reality will come hitting you smack in the face. The only thing helping you get back on your feet and keep going is gonna be if you have the resources somewhere deep inside to take another swing.


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