Gain the Advantage by Setting Your Own Expectations

It’s to our benefit to operate under conditions that we set for ourselves.  In life we’re frequently held to deadlines often impractical to achieve high quality output; however, we are merited under the basis of making the best out of whatever situation we have to face. This means that it’s advantageous to have the ability to set your own expectations – providing the best possible working environment – resulting in a meritable outcome.

The “be your own boss” philosophy encompasses taking total ownership of your roles and responsibilities, building relationships to support your life and branding yourself and take charge of your life. if you dropped out of high school, don’t complain and don’t feel bad about.

Setting your own expectations increases your ability to operate as your own boss by loosening the cuffs of poor leadership and/or  giving you the ability to work under conditions that you create in order to meet your own goals and objectives. Going back to my example of getting high school diploma/GED, if you will not prepared for the exam you might fail. The preparation can take time. There is no magic wand.


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No Turkish Required: Gestures for When Words Won’t Due

Have you ever found yourself standing in the middle of the street in Istanbul with walk rage? Yes, I’m referring to yelling at some jerk who tried to run you over because you were walking on the green walk light and made him slow down for a fraction of a second.

I can’t understand how a person is so self-consumed that they believe their importance has precedence over everyone and everything else, such as a pedestrian in the street. And it doesn’t stop there! They honk at you to ensure you drop of fright right in front of them, and then blame you that you got run over. Ugh!

Conversely, do you want to sign up for more Turkish classes, so you can eloquently yell out your obscenities? I know I do. Just once, I would like them to know exactly how I feel. Right now, I’m reduced to “yaya yol ver, aptalin!” (give way to pedestrians, stupid).

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Expats Learn Hard Lessons : Moving, House-Hunting & Getting Ripped Off

Do you heed advice or throw caution to the wind when living as an expat in a foreign country? Just in Istanbul alone, I could write a series of books about stories of how expats get ripped off, but more than that, allow themselves to do so with the desire to save a buck. Recently, I’ve again observed this in action where a few questions ahead of time would have saved many headaches.

In June and July, I wrote a series on home crime, finding an apartment, and then moving. Oddly enough, one of my favorite writers for Today’s Zaman, Kathy Hamilton, wrote about her home invasion during this time too.

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Scholarship Essay Writing Guidelines

Scholarship essay should be written as professional as possible so that your counterpart in business will impress to build relationship and cooperation with you.

Searching for potential scholarships which could finance your education could be a challenge. Many organizations have a webpage that explains what elements should be added to your scholarship proposal/essay in order for them to consider sponsoring your education. Small and big amounts  for education are available. One of the popular websites is   but you compete with everybody, much better is to look on the websites of the leading organizations in your niche. Try it yourself. But it’s your own decision where do you apply, let’s now focus on writing guidelines.

'Agreed. We fund only those proposals we can understand.'

The success could be lien on how much successful your scholarships proposal is. To make effective scholarships proposal for your education, you should be acknowledged with striking tips for successfully attract the companies you have targeted. Learn how to make it seamlessly by completely finishing this article. Herein, the off secret tips would be revealed entirely for you.

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Benefits of Writing Software

Writing Software helps you to save your time and your money. Do you believe it ?
Do you want to be incredible writer? Do you usually use manual technique on writing project? Have you ever considered using easy tool for making the writing task much easier? Talking about effective tools to boost up your creativity and productivity on doing the writing task, it brings us into writing software that would help every writer compose incredible stories and articles.

Nowadays, this tool has become the hottest topic in media online and become the best choice for people who want to be good writer. Why is the writing software necessary and highly recommended? Its presence could shorten time you’ve taken in manual way. By using this smart tool, you save a lot of time. it is one of reasons why this smart tool is highly searched. How does the writing software work?

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Starbucks turn Social Media into So-Cool Media

It’s hot outside, we’re all broke and the only addictions we can afford are the ones that involve clicking on tags from Andrew’s party last Friday. So, the magic question is: How can brands get us out of our bedrooms and onto the High St? And how can they get us to loosen the purse strings in these tough times? Well, they should offer us real value, in places where we will see it, at prices we can all afford. And they should make our lives a little more enjoyable, even if only for a fleeting moment.

Starbucks in the US have come up with an idea that does just that and one that should get people engaged, dressed and down to their stores faster then you can say Skinny Frappucino: from the 6th of July they have been giving away free ice cream on their Facebook fan page. You can’t run from it, you’re on Facebook, you’re hot and the little luxuries that you had to sacrifice for bills, like premium ice cream, might just provide that little piece of escapism that you’ve been craving.


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Twitter: Probationary review

Twitter veterans will have nothing to learn here, but hopefully the newness of these perspectives will be of use to some of you.

1. Pedal! Pedal!

I read today that 20% of Twitter accounts are completely and utterly dead. Yep. Never lifted a finger. I am surprised this figure isn’t higher, as the sign-up to Twitter is like being thrust onto a dancefloor in complete darkness. You don’t know what to do, who to follow, or even if anyone cares about you. Like those tiny turtle hatchlings that have to scuttle down the Mexican beach through a gauntlet of dogs and seabirds, it’s a wonder that any of us made it. We’re still at the stage where virtually none of my personal friends use Twitter, so I was lucky to have a load of Profero friends to help me get started. The conclusion is that Twitter needs to make getting started a little easier, tutoring people in how to build what I consider the all-important safety cushion of 10 people following you. As an unreformed user of analogies, I’d suggest that starting out on Twitter is like riding a bike. If you don’t pedal, you’ll fall straight off.

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Connection lost, for now



Having recently written a post on the success of the Facebook Connect API (see “Facebook Finally Connects”) there is some irony in that the unstoppable, social media blue machine have wrongly second-guessed the needs of their audience with the introduction of their new “Reconnect” feature. And let’s face it, they rarely get things wrong.

The feature itself helps individuals to reconnect with past links they may have lost contact with, similar to the current “suggest a friend” tool. On the surface this new feature looks like one more innovative addition to the Facebook platform, however they failed to recognise and/or predict that lost connections are not simply accidental phenomena but can be rational decisions. Given the current convenience and ease of contacting people on the current (perfectly fine) platform, it seems strange for the Facebook team, with all their genius and expertise, to commit such a schoolboy error.

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For Crimes Against Language….

Pop quiz, readers. Re-calibrate your synapses, set your faces to stunned and prepare for linguistic splashdown. Feast your eyes on this smorgasbord of gibberish and pick out the runt of the litter:

“Building a conversation strategy will allow us to visually see our complete marketing ecosystem and bake in our communication throughout all touch points.”

“First, by socializing all media, the engagement experience is cyclical and ongoing. Second, by identifying conversation groups (social graphs) and tapping directly into them and then connecting them together, the long tail of niche market segments become your mass or ‘mainstream’ media play.”

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The Presets – Talk Like That

This campaign, developed for Universal Music Australia, was originally destined to be a rich media display campaign to support the ongoing hype around The Presets album “Apocalypso” and third single “Talk Like That”, in the lead up to the ARIAS (Australian Recording Industry Awards). As a result of an innovative concept and a lot of client coaxing, an integrated social media campaign was developed to tie in with the display activity.

The creative execution was based around a reworked version of the Talk Like That video and allowed users to type in a message that was dynamically updated across all display units, widgets and the campaign microsite Ultimately, the campaign was focused around a competition where users needed to figure out cryptic clues and type them into the chat window to unlock prizes. The campaign featured display units across major music sites, a Facebook group that was used to communicate competition clues to members, and widget seeding to influential blogs.

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