Kickstarter’s Best of 2010 is Super Inspiring

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Real World#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is publishing a look at the best projects the flourishing site has seen over 2010 and the award winners are really uplifting for the spirit. Journalist/cartoonist Ted Rall, for example, used Kickstarter to fund a month of reporting inside Afghanistan. His cartoons from the field were sent first to the 211 Kickstarter supporters who funded his trip.Kickstarter helps people fund a project, almost any kind of project, by using its site as a platform for collecting donation pledges, publishing videos and updates and more. More than 380,000 people have now pledged over $30 million to fund home-recorded music projects, independent films and books and many other creative projects, in just 20 months since the site launched. Below are three of my favorite videos from Kickstarter’s Best of 2010 collection.Note that all the below examples are projects that exceeded their funding goals, in some cases raising well over $100,000. It’s hard not to imagine a future where a site like this helps fund a cultural renaissance. How do projects like these pull it off? See our write-up of some lessons learned by people who used Kickstarter this year with success. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


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first_imgI already had this post written when my friend, Don “the Idea Guy” Snyder, asked me a question on Periscope tonight. His question was, “What’s your best advice on focus?”Is what you are doing worth the time you are spending on it now?Is this something that is aligned with my purpose? Is spending your time on this task something that provides meaning in your life? To be a functioning human being, you have to do a lot of things that don’t provide meaning. If you don’t focus on this area, your life can quickly zip past you without you investing enough of yourself in your purpose.Does this move me closer to my goals? You have goals – things you want to accomplish. The time you spend working on your goals is what moves you closer to them. The time you spend on everything else pushes your goals further away.Do I enjoy this work? I used to think that you couldn’t enjoy all the work that you have to do, but I am more and more convinced that anything you do with a sense of mindfulness can be enjoyable. That said, you should do the work that you enjoy when you can, even if it isn’t your job. (Your work and your job may be different.)Am I the primary value creator? There is some work that only you can do. This is the work to which you bring some special value. No one can do this work quite like you. When there is no one else who can create the same value you can, it’s your work.Is this work going to make a contribution? There is some work that impacts others. Doing this work may help you, it might benefit your company, but it also benefits others. It is good work when many people benefit from what you are doing, especially when it helps those who need some help.Can I give myself over to this work? You will never do your best work, the work you are really capable of, unless you give yourself over to that work. You have to pour yourself into it. You have to sweat over it, and you may have to bleed over it. This is the work you will be proud of later.There is power in routine maintenance. It can be tremendously beneficial to do the tasks that give you clean edges, the things that must be done for you to function well. But it is the work that fits into all the above categories that needs your time, your attention, your energy, and your focus. How much time did you spend on this work today?How much time did you spend on the tasks that meet the above criteria?How much time did you spend elsewhere that would have been better spent here? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


Tag: 上海和庭又要开业了

first_imgSocialite Kim Kardashian says she is enjoying Kanye West’s company because the rapper is her first boyfriend who’s older than her.The 31-year-old has previously dated younger men including singer Ray J and sports stars Miles Austin and Reggie Bush. Her estranged husband Kris Humphries was also five years her junior.But the socialite admits one of the reasons she’s attracted to West, 35, is his age, reports dailystar.co.uk.”Before, all my boyfriends were younger. I always dated five years younger. Now I just love that I’m with someone that’s a couple (of) years older than me,” She told talk show host Oprah Winfrey in an interview.Kardashian also insists she’s “totally growing up” since dating West, and moving on following her 72-day marriage to Humphries.”It’s like how (my sister) Kourtney had this epiphany when she had her baby and she changed into a different person, I feel like I’ve had an epiphany over the last year. For what I’ve been through… I am that changed person, just from my own experiences,” she said.last_img read more