Sunday, September 28, 2008

I've been doing online auctions on Ebay since the beginning of this year. Things have been pretty good but it gradually keeps getting worse. Their fees and various rules and restrictions are driving away sellers, especially small time sellers. I'm beginning to think it's just not worth listing there anymore. Here's a interesting website I came across with some insider information: I cannot vouch for anything, just sharing it FYI.

Thankfully I came across an alternative called Ebid in March I think it was and have planted My Estore there. So far I'm liking it. It's taken some getting used to with a different format and such but seems to be a much friendlier community. And wtihout all the fees. I think they have over a million auctions now. Check it out when you get a chance.

Don't just take a vacation, take a PAYcation.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I just got to thinking today about the word success and how so many people have different definitions. One dictionary definition I like is simply the attainment of what is desired or intended. So for some people it might be considered a successful day if they just get out of bed. Maybe that's all they really desired that day. I like to think I have many successes every single day. Every time I reach a goal I am successful, however minor that goal may be.

Too many people set the bar too high. They think they are only successful if they have a million dollars in their bank account. Too many people define success in terms of money when that's really not it at all. So if you are not feeling very succcessful I guess my suggestion would be to re-define that word for yourself and think of all the many "little" successes you have each day. In fact I'm not sure if I even believe in failure anymore. One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Edison:

"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

So anytime anyone asks me if I'm successful I reply with a resounding, "YES!"


Great opportunities and resources.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I used to have a blog somewhere else but the site no longer exists. It's kind of upsetting to have one's posts just obliterated and to start from scratch again.

My goal is just to offer tips, motivational stuff, inspirational stuff, resources, etc. I may just share thoughts on a multitude of subjects. Some of my interest are books, knitting, crocheting, and network marketing.

I always seem to have my hands in many pots. My latest labor of love is my new estore called Rascal's Books and Stuff. So far I have over 100 items.

I am also a collector of quotes and I will leave with this one today:

"If you have a dream, work at it. If it doesn't work out as expected the first time, don't give up! Try again! Who want's to live and say, 'If only?' or 'what if?' Stick to what you want to accomplish. Don't give up!" - Calvin Coolidge