I bought a Chromebook.
I bought my first Chromebook this week and am pretty impressed with it. I'll send some more tests next week, but, this is an interesting place.
My thought was – how do I get to the Internet as quickly as is possible and as easily as possible? What am I putting in the way?
Right now, the promise of the Chromebook is click the button, on the Internet in full / traditional desktop, keyboard, trackpad glory. I've found it to be surprisingly nice.
Any thoughts on the whole approach? Do you really need Apple or Microsoft and spinning hard drives and viruses and operating systems to access the web?
Oh, yeah, it was $139 as a refurb – does that price change your mind?
So, I'm narrowing my career goals (life statement, mission statement, whatever you want to call it) a bit – and I like the direction I'm going. The working statement is:
“Paul Colligan helps others expand their reach by leveraging tech and eliminating dramas.”
In 6 words, it's
“Expand reach, leverage tech, eliminate dramas.”
I'm not satisfied with the “no drama” phrase – but this link does a better job of explaining what I'm thinking
What do Kindle, Podcasting, YouTube, etc. all have in common – EXPANDING REACH
What do I think the best way to do it is? – BY LEVERAGING TECH
What do I find most consultants do? Add drama. LET'S ELIMINATED DRAMAS in the process.
So, that's what I'm thinking. What do you think? Better ways to phrase this? Am I off?
About YouTube Strategies 2014.
So, I clicked all the buttons to remove YouTube Strategies from distribution. Kindle, Amazon, Barnes And Noble, … all gone. Everything should be gone in an hour or so.
YouTube Strategies 2014 is coming soon. And, when we release initially, it will be just 99 cents for a very short period of time – i.e., until we climb the charts to #1 in that position.
And, for everyone who picks up the Kindle Book at 99 cent, on that very special day, will get a coupon for my $97 YouTube Udemy Course when they register the book.
Wouldn't it be great if you were updated when we do that? Wouldn't it just stink if you missed out on it?
Text your name and email (or call and leave a voice mail message) to (503) 444-9821 and I'll make sure you're updated.
You can also just send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org – It's your call.
I'm so thrilled with YouTube Strategies 2014. I know you will be to.
I LOVE THIS INTERNET.
I work from home, because I can. I had breakfast with my kids and will have lunch (and dinner) with them as well. But it's not about working at home.
Today at 2pm I'm part of Social Media Examiner's Social Media Success Summit where I'll be running a panel of video experts from Revision3 (Discovery Networks) and Sales Force. Some 3,000 will either attend live – or watch that recording eventually.
After dinner (with my kids), I jump on a plane for San Diego for Instant Customer's #Rocktoberfest event. I'll be sharing the latest on Multicasting with a great crowd.
On the plane I'll be editing some content that will go out on YouTube and reach even more. I'll also be posting a Podcast. WIFI ON A PLANE PEOPLE!
Today I touch thousands of people, create the content I love and have all three meals with my family.
What has the Internet allowed you to do?
Can I Handle The Truth?
So here at the Author 101 University event there is this guy that I can't look at without thinking Jack Nicholson.
Looks like Jack, walks like Jack, has Jack's shades.
Felt guilty about it. I'm sure he is his own person and has a story bigger than just looking like Jack. Was trying to wrap my mind around trying to understand his story, his humanity, etc.
Turns out he's a Jack Nicholson impersonator.
A Content Timeline Test.
Today I will be doing my biggest Content Timeline test ever, using nothing but a Google Tablet during, yes, the Apple iPhone announcement's today.
If this goes well, I'm completely done with blogging.
This this doesn't go well, I have a few things left to fix.
This is going to be a very interesting day for me. I hope you'll play along with.
I'm changing my corporate Mission Statement.
My Mission Statement was:
“Paul Colligan helps busy people leverage new media to get their message out to more people, with less effort, and for greater profit.”
It is now:
“Paul Colligan helps the busy leverage technology to be better people and to reach more with their message (often with less effort and for greater profit).”
Whereas the changes are probably obvious to many – a few thoughts:
It's no longer just the Internet – it's technology as a whole. At some point, our message gets even bigger than the Internet.
Better people – tech can make us better in business, parenting, friendship, etc. I want to explore that more.
My question for you … the parenthetical “often with less effort and for greater profit” – is that needed?
Content Timeline is a success.
We'll be setting up our new VIP members this week. Expect to see some pretty fabulous blogs doing the Content Timeline thing soon. #ct http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/130920846476
Doing a webinar? Make sure you turn off Notification Center in Mountain Lion. #thingslearnedthehardway http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/130920846476
So the iPad Magazine is looking to be 1/3 about Online Video Creation, 1/3 about the Podcast space, and 1/3 about Social Media.
I guess that whole “You The Media” thing I was pushing a few years back has some legs to it. http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/130920846476