"Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do!"

Written by Michael Murray

Copyright 2005 Michael Murray

Have you ever watched ABC’s hit TV show Lost? My favorite episode was titled “Walkabout”. In it, we learn thatrepparttar mysterious outdoorsman Locke was actually paralyzed fromrepparttar 145699 waist down before getting onrepparttar 145700 doomed 815 flight which crashed and, somehow, gave himrepparttar 145701 use of his legs back.

Locke was actually planning to go on a Walkabout, which is an outdoor adventure. Butrepparttar 145702 leader, seeing Locke’s limitation, forbade him to go. Angrily Locke shouted “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!” We then flash forward torepparttar 145703 plane crash, and see Locke onrepparttar 145704 ground, slowly moving his legs. Then stand up. And walk.

You can probably guess where I’m going with this, but before you write this off as another “motivational” article, stay with me for a minute.

I’ve had many “Locke Moments” in my life. Although I’ve never said his line to anyone before, I’ve sure thought it. When you’re born withrepparttar 145705 umbilical cord wrapped around your neck and barely live, you get used to people telling you what you can’t do.

First, doctors told my parents that if I did live I wouldn’t be active at all. I’d basically be a vegetable. They told my parents to put me in a home. They didn’t listen. “Don’t tell us what he can’t do!”

So, they took me home and it turned out that mentally, I was fine. I had Cerebral Palsy and doctors said I’d never walk. Well, they were right… forrepparttar 145706 first 7 years of my life I crawled around on my knees. I went through physical therapy multiple times a week and was quite determined for a kid. At 7 years old, at my grandparents’ house, I took my first steps, to everyone’s amazement, including myself. “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

As I got older, people urged me to get into technical side of computers and get a good job. I hated that stuff. I wanted to be an entrepreneur. People warned me about this. It’s too risky. But I pursued ventures both online and offline, and I’ve made money in both. In fact, next month I’ll be selling a 4-acre piece of land. I’ll net $144,000 onrepparttar 145707 deal. Glad I took that risk. “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

Web Coach Tip: What you should know about DIY web sites.

Written by Donna Payne

Copyright 2005 Donna Payne

Recently, a friend asked "What'srepparttar deal with those DIY companies that advertise "How to get a website with everything your business needs for under $20 bucks a month?". "How can they do that?" she said.

"First impressions are very deceiving!" I told her...let me share my past experience with you!

First of all... folks get excited byrepparttar 145698 low price—don't do their due dilligence and end up with buyers remorse when they get their credit card statement.

And for many reasons.

One, all that company is doing is creating cookie-cutter websites to niave, misguided folks who are impressed by all their "features". Beleive me this is true, years ago—I was one of them!

Let me tell you,repparttar 145699 hosting company I use offers almostrepparttar 145700 exact same thing packaged differently and get this...for LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE! 1 year hosting, features, domain, bells-whistles, support, blah,blah,blah, etc,etc,etc..

"Their company": 12mo/$203.76 yr (actual price taken from "Their" Website 5/30/05. Company name withheld, write me and I'll tell you)

My hosting company: 12mo/$94 yr. Ya see that, LESS than HALF!

Two, folks who work hard and takerepparttar 145701 time to create one of these flim-flam websites usually find out inrepparttar 145702 end they wasted their time because their site isn't pulling inrepparttar 145703 results they expected. Why? Cause their copy and over all site content stinks. (lets be honest!) They are so FRUSTRATED because no one ever explainedrepparttar 145704 psychology of a web site to them inrepparttar 145705 first place!

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