A Bit Behind the Curve

6/15/2008 04:21:00 PM / Posted by Soullfire / comments (0)

The current major task on the front burner is getting my 2007 taxes completed. That should happen shortly. Man, the schedule D seems to get tricker every year as I expand my investment repertoire.

Once done, I can start going over and adjusting all my current investments.

I'm excited on using blogger as it looks like I'll be able to post a widget that shows my portfolio position performance ranking.

Searching For a Good Unique Blogger Address Reveals a Maxim

6/07/2008 10:57:00 PM / Posted by Soullfire / comments (2)

Trying to create a good blogger website name that's not already taken ca be quite a challenge. When I was looking at different possibilities, all I kept seeing was

"Sorry, the blog address not available"

It seemed as if most of the first good names that came to mind had already been taken. Now here is where it gets interesting. When I go look at the website that has the taken name, almost invariably I make the following discovery:

1) The website has no posts, as if it was newly created, but it's been around for years, meaning it must have been abandoned.

2) The website has just a few posts, and the last post was over a year ago, meaning it has also been abandoned.

Now I don't mind losing out on a website name to someone who has an active website, or a site that had at least a year of activity, but it is a bit frustrating to see all these sites with good names basically abandoned shortly after they were created.

As I was thinking about it, it occurred to me that this type of behavior is the reason why so many folks don't succeed with their financial plans or major goals in general- losing interest and not continuing with the tasks/projects they start.

Just about all of us are eager to achieve wealth and of course we would like it sooner than later. The problem is wealth building usually takes time and perseverance. This time frame isn't quick enough for many and so the financial plan is abandoned- just like those blogger sites that were created with the best of intentions, only to wind up being unused and abandoned after a short period of time.

Success in anything usually requires time and effort. You have to be persistent and stick with your plans in order to achieve your desired results.

We can achieve our goals by being consistent and persistent....words to live by. =)