I`m new around here but have been a a successful independent marketing consultant since 1997, and am hoping you can help me with an annoying problem.
I spend lots of money to have broadband with a good anti-virus/ spam service in my home office. I also pay about $50/ mo to get Verizon e-mail / web service on my PDA. On my laptop all the spam is filtered out by my anti SPAM software, but on my Verizon PDA all the junk mail comes through. Verizon doesn`t seem to have any kind of SPAM filtering for e-mail. The time I waste reading SPAM on my PDA is way more annoying than spending some money to fix it.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to lose the junk e-mail on the PDA - like sharing the blocked sender list I have created over several years in Outlook?
Thanks a bunch!
Coventree Consulting LLC
siansimon6/17/2008 1:37 AM
It sounds to me like you have everything going for you. The only thing I can think is that you may have a fear of rejection or failure? I`m not trying to be an amateur psychologist here, but that seems to be a problem for many people in getting started.
I started my business (solo practitioner) 11 years ago. At the time I didn`t really think about it. An opportunity came up so I just took it. I have had ups and downs over the years, but I cannot imagine no longer being in charge of my own destiny. I trust my livelihood to myself (with all my shortcomings) rather than a nameless bureacrat in an ivory tower in some corporate HQ.
Rejection is not failure. It is just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but every rejection is a potential future opportunity, if handled well. And I like this quote from Albert Grey: "Successful people make a habit of doing what failures refuse to do".
If the business is perfect for you, you have your business plan, and you have the environment for it, I personally cannot see how you can fail. You will be having too much fun to fail.
Does this help?
I think it would be useful to be able to click on the title of (a) the categories you have listed so you can browse them, and (b) the bug title in the list of recent bugs. Also make the "View" option white or bold, or something that makes it stand out better. It is currently difficult to find with the small black font.
Also I would take your e-mail address off the site - it is an invitation to spammers. If you can make that a "Contact Us" form field from a clickable "Contact Us" link, I think you will save yourself some headaches down the road with SPAM.
Small point - you have a typo on the registration page - "minimun" should be "minimum".
Hope this helps! Good luck!