Creativity, action, work

Earlier today I wrote an article, “Doing, Making, Working, Empowering.”

I’ve written a number of times of the importance of taking charge and making your own job (usually by starting your own business) when you are unemployed, because it’s essential to your psychological well-being to consistently act to empower yourself.

This time I wanted to write a little something addressed to those who are employed. Those who want to remain employed and want to be happy about it.

So, I explained some of the psychology behind the need for creation and action, the need to make an impact on your world. I wanted to clarify that whether you work for someone else or you work for yourself, if you are a normal, reasonably healthy person, you have a drive to make things or do things that have valuable, visible results.

In order for you to have the kind of impact you want, make the contributions your want, create the results you want to see, you have to be adaptable. You have to constantly improve or “tweak” your skills and abilities. You have to be aware of where you “fit” in the workplace and how to keep your place there or progress further.

Product development for iPad and iPhone

Getting back to my series on product creation/development, I wrote a rather long article today on specific products to develop for the iPad and iPhone.

Although many entrepreneurs are anxious to develop apps, there are many popular products that a solo entrepreneur or micro-business owner can make that don’t require any particular technical knowledge or skills. And, since I wanted to finally talk about actual examples of products people are making that can be adapted for a niche and marketed by the average person, I thought I’d pick on one of the hottest categories on the web.

I name names and give examples and links to resources. I even have a couple of images of product designs.

And, finally, I do mention a couple of ways the average entrepreneur can get into making apps without being a programmer. (Complete with information on what skills to learn and how to learn them. They aren’t difficult or extremely time-consuming.)

Read the article: “Making Products For The iPad,iPhone Or iPod,” .

Two articles…

Yesterday, I published another article to on the subject of product creation/development, “Patience, Persistence, Perseverance and Success”. It’s a follow-up on my blog post “Nobody Cares What You Think, They Just Want You To Give Them What They Want.”

I recognize that even people reading this blog and the articles I publish on the main section of the website also want to know how they can get what they want quickly, easily and intuitively. So, an article advising you to be patient and take your time with product development is me defying my own advice: I’m not giving you product development in a nutshell that makes it easy for you. Instead, I’m telling you to make it easy on your potential customers or clients and accept for yourself that it is hard. Sorry. That’s business. Read it anyway.

And then today I published a guest article, “7 Deadly Twitter Sins,” by Jessica Swanson. She actually takes the seven deadly sins outlined by Dante and relates them to the common mistakes seen on Twitter. If you are using Twitter as part of your marketing, you need to give Swanson’s article a good read. She hits the nail on the head. You will recognize the “sins” she lists. You’ll have almost certainly observed them in reading others’ tweets. I hope you don’t recognize yourself in any of the descriptions, but if you do, you’ll understand why you may lose followers and business.