In the evening of that hot summer day, the air was cool. Wind was blowing off the weariness of a hectic day. Everyone of us looked peaceful and happy, including the philosophical friend who had been sharing with us the hardships in finding his soul mate after he divorced his first wife.
This was an informal gathering in the lawn of a middle-aged schoolmaster, Hamid ur Rehman Adam. His taste in the choice of cuisine for the guests was as exquisite as his sense of literature. We were enjoying samosas and tea and talking about pleasant trivia when I suddenly asked Hamid sahab in a grim voice:
"Do you really think, sir, you're happily married?"
He was married some two or three years ago. He put his cup on the table and stared at me. Our philosophical friend was more attentive than me.
"I think I am." He smiled.
The philosopher sat back. I asked, "Did you have to compromise anything?"
Hamid sahab looked at me curiously. This was enough of a gesture for me. I started.
"Sir, actually I think I'm the happiest husband ever existed on earth. My wife has got everything that a man requires from women. She loves me to death. She's pretty. She's obedient. She's faithful. She cooks so good that I can't eat much as soon as she goes to her parents sometimes. She is courteous to my family. She respects what belongs to me. She has got a good sense of humor. She also knows that she has to laugh at every joke her husband cracks, no matter how crappy. She has a great aesthetic sense due to which she has been able to decorate my room meritoriously despite our very limited financial resources."
The idea of taking your business to the next level is a lot of fun. It is just a bunch of words all the same, but it is still a fun idea. As opposed to getting to the next level, how about improving your online marketing regarding inbound marketing. Here are a few ideas on how you may do that.
Setting up a newsletter is part of email marketing, but that has its own section below. A newsletter is ideally made up of the parts that the regular viewer finds interesting about whatever it is you do. If they have a reason to keep going back to your website then you can encapsulate that on a newsletter. This is not a promotional piece of work. It is a piece that interests the reader, so that any monetary consideration is just an afterthought or a secondary thought and not a primary motivation.
Ask them if they want to join your newsletter and have them confirm their email address. This will help to keep you out of the junk folder on their email platform.
As it says above, this is not a form of newsletter. Try to make the distinction or you will fail on both. Email marketing is expressly promotional and is unashamed of it. Trying to hide it behind stories and links to YouTube is like the schoolboy trying to hide a crush by kicking the girl’s shins and making her cry.
Email marketing can be a powerful tool if you learn early on that trial and error marketing will help you win bigger. It will help you to find what works and what does not, and you need to keep doing what you are doing until you have an email list full of solid customers.
Today, when everything except balls is upside down, the office of Socrates is also taken over by social media. Youth loves it, parents hate it, governments resent it, fools try to drag it in courts, hemlock is waiting... Before the story reaches its climax, I want to take the credit of foreseeing some remarkable differences between the contributions of Socrates and Social Media. Since the differences are remarkable, we can logically expect that social media will not die. And if it dies, we must remember that we're no different from the supra-logical Athenian fools, despite all the rush and flush of modern progresses.
CORRUPTING THE GREEK VS CORRUPTING THE GLOBE
Unlike social media, Socrates had been pretty content with what he was. If what we are told is right, he had little interest in expanding himself or his reach, despite firm belief in the nobility of his cause. On the other hand, social media is ever expanding like the gut of Satan, as an Urdu idiom goes. And even though many people have serious reservations regarding nobility of its cause, it has even more serious reservations against such people.
They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and for you to achieve healthier, younger looking skin you’re also going to have to be patient (though not that patient, thankfully). Though you certainly can’t achieve the skin you’ve always wanted overnight, with consistent, daily action the look of your skin will slowly but surely turn around to the point where you wake up one day and marvel at your own transformation.
In skin care, as in business and life in general, it’s these consistent, daily actions that, when built up over time, really make the difference. It’s for this reason that we’ve outlined below four daily actions that will make all the difference to the quality of your skin so long as you keep them up. They are:
1) Drinking Enough Water
Given than a standard adult is 60-70 percent water, it’s no surprise that you have to drink enough of it if you ever wish to have young, healthy looking skin. This is as true as we become older than it was when we were young, especially due to the fact that our skin cell regeneration severely slows down with age.
Luckily for those of us living in the west, drinking enough water isn’t usually a problem. Though you can include flavoured waters in this category, items such as milk and thick juices don’t contain nearly enough water to influence this area significantly.
2) Applying a Natural Moisturizer
Using a natural moisturizer is crucial to ensuring that your skin remains supple, while at the same time it doesn’t come into contact with too many chemicals that could damage your skin over time.
This is especially important when applying a moisturizer to your face. When looking into high quality, natural facial moisturizers, see if you can find one that has a high SPF (sun protection factor) built into it, as many dermatologists claim that up to eighty percent of ageing is potentially caused by sunlight, and sunlight alone.
Humans have a variety second to none of the observable things in this universe. Humans are white. Humans are black. Humans are Muslim. Humans are Jew. Humans are intelligent. Humans are stupid. Humans are kings. Humans are slaves. Humans are rich. Humans are poor. Humans are cruel. Humans are kind. Humans are good. Humans are bad. Humans are believers. Humans are atheists. Humans are loving. Humans are hateful. Humans are gods. Humans are below humans. Humans are all. Humans are nothing.
Have you ever bothered to stop a while and think what actually is behind the equality of humans preached by all the great people in the world? What makes so variegated a multitude of human beings so similar that religions and philosophies have been prescribing the same cures for their ills?
You may not have enough time in your daily business. But I do. I am the laziest person alive I've come across. (May be the credit should actually go to someone else but lazy guys don't bother much, you know!)
Anyways, I've been in the habit of questioning especially the things that seem a little too established in the society. I saw that every good person believes that humans are equal. But no good person could tell me exactly why. Some even stared at me so furiously at this question that it only ignited my doubts even more.
Humans are not perfect. They have shortcomings, they make mistakes.
To err is human.
But the happiness that some achieve sometimes in their life is definitely perfect. The way to this happiness is lit by the courage to overcome bad habits that cause unhappiness in our life. Society confronts us with some of the greatest advantages and disadvantages as humans. We're protected, but we're bound. We're loved, but we're forced to be like our lovers. This kind of restrictions makes some sensitive souls uneasy to the extent that they gradually become depressed.
There is no rule to a good life. There are thousands, may be millions, may be even more. It's you who knows which rule works for you. Here, however, I attempt to enumerate some of the most common social habits that cause unhappiness in people. May be realizing their role works towards the improvement of your own life.
Here we go:
SOCIAL HABIT 1. COMPLAINTS AND LAMENTATIONS
Weak people complain all the time. And this makes them even weaker without their realizing it. Others may listen to your complaints and laments sympathetically, but all you want them to know is that you're weak and miserable. You convey the message of your unhappiness to society, which is proverbially populated faster than speed of light. Is that what you really mean when you complain? If not, stop complaining.
When it comes to lighting the home, one of the easiest ways is to use table lamps. You can shop for lighting at a retail or hardware store, but you can also look online for a variety of lamps. This gives you the ease of comparing several brands and styles at one time without feeling pressured to buy something you might not want. The table lamp should be something that will give the right amount of light for the area you will place the lamp. You don’t want a small lamp in a large room because it could make the room still seem dark. On the other hand, a large table lamp might give off too much light, and you might as well keep the overhead light on in that situation.
There are numerous styles to choose from. Look at the decorations in the room, the colors of the room and who is most often in the room. A teenager probably won’t want a lamp that has antique decorations while someone older might not want a lamp with intricate details or one that has neon colors. Think about how many lamps you want to put in the room. You can use a few small lamps strategically placed to get the same effect as one large lamp.