Ubermensch Day #53: Intense Concentration Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 10 minutes. (total accumulated time: 123 minutes). I'm slowly getting better at meditation, and it's bringing me closer to the immediate reality (ie, now). I momentary have heighten hearing sense. The birds chirping outside and cars noises sound much more clear.
Exercise like a War God:
Marched to the gym in really warm weather. It actually feels like spring - in the middle of winter.
Did barbell bench press, dumb bell bench press and dumb bell rows like a boss.
Stared at a cardio bunny on the tread mill, we established eye contact and she broke it, acting flustered. (adjusting her hair, checking to make sure her shirt isn't up too high) She looked at me again and I was still maintaing eye contact before I broke into a ♥♥♥♥ eating smirk. Listen to self improvement audio (15 minutes):
Watched Alec Baldwin's "Best performance scene" (7 minutes, looped twice), where he berates, I mean, motivates a bunch of salesman - Baldwin's style. You can watch it here: Alec Baldwin - Best performance - YouTube Read a fascinating book:
Read 25 pages of “What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else” by Geoffrey Colvin (Progress: 160/208 pages – physical book page count: 240).
- People development (or personal development) works best through inspiration, not authority
- How to develop an organization by proper people management
- It usually takes 10 years of hard work and deliberate practice to become world class (10,000 hours rule?)
- Best performers go through periods of immersion in their domain/field (10 years)
- Deep knowledge of the field leads to breakthrough and does not impede creativity
- Innovation grows through incremental changes and not "break throughs"
- Newcomen didn't invent the steam engine; he merely improved it
Learn a foreign language:
Learned Korean for 20 minutes (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 472 minutes). Past, and present form for nouns; interesting enough, there is written and spoken form of the nouns. I'm going to spend 30 minutes per day learning korean - deliberate practice. That amounts to 3.5 hours per week, which is fine.
Word of the day: carapace - kar uh peys - a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle. Example: Use that carapace as a shield.
Building an online business (Yeah!):
Worked from 5:21 PM to 8:18 PM or so. Here's what I did:
- Edit About Page
- Edit Home page - this is where I spent the most time on, working really hard for good conversion and reduction of bounce rate
- Signed up for BuildMyRank.com ($59 per month)
- Wrote 300 words, 2 backlinks from BuildMyRank.com to my site
- Professional quality opt in template for email using Aweber templates
This is the second day implementing the Unstoppable Affiliate method, and it's so mentally debilitating.
When I'm writing the home page in this particular niche, I cannot go on autopilot. I must think everything through.
- For example - when the visitors enter the website, what is their first general impression?
- And I using the correct lingo in this niche market?
- Am I writing in a concise and non-superfluous matter.
- Does it provide actionable steps for the visitors?
- Am I montizing every single visitors, either directly or indirectly?
- At above the fold, is the material interesting enough to hook the visitors to reduce the bounce rate?
Things to do for tomorrow:
- Edit banner, add "as seen on google, msn, bing" logo into the banner to increase perceived authority and trust
- Add favicon
- Complete the home page of the website, add around 200-300 more words
- Add 1 high quality presell page for an affiliate product that says $59 per lead (it's an "As seen on TV product")
- Build 5 links using ActuallyRank.com
I'm going to stick to the principle of slow, incremental progress. Practically speaking, this means making 1 page of content per day and 5 to 10 backlink per day. Even a mere 1 page per day will amount to 365 pages in 1 year's time - enough to become a true authority website.
I'm going to flesh out a plan for my SEO routine. For example, I'll utilize Actuallyrank.com on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and get 5 backlinks each day. Then Tuesday, Thurs and Saturday can be BuildMyRank.com day - or something like that. I have to think this through, but the most important thing is getting a base weekly SEO routine up and going.
Saturday and Sunday should be delicated to rolling out mini-websites. This includes building content and backlinking. It's unsafe to rely on 1 main website, because it might get ♥♥♥♥♥ slap by Google. I'll let the mini-website sit there for months - after it pass through Google 3 months "hazing" period, I can be more aggressive with the link building and content, and slowly morph it into an authority site too.
Watch something inspiration:
Watched 1 episode of Chiyahafuru (Progress: 11/25 episodes)
Daily Conclusion - what Ubermensch thinks:
Hmmm, my head hurts.