Well i am crazy about movies; it is not just the source of entertainment for me it is beyond that.
My life is shaped because of movies.
From the time i was a kid, movies to me was always before everything. it used to lift my spirit instantly when I was down. Over a period of time the love for movies has only grown.
Well initially I use to just watch movies for spending my time and nothing more.
This movie Rocky change my complete perception of watching and have come to realize that movies can actually change lives.
During those days we just had 5 channels , H.B.O,and Star Movies, Rocky use to be repeated on HBO several times in a month, it was my summer vacations, when I saw the movie the first time i enjoyed the action, second time same feeling, third time again same feeling but the fourth time ,I felt the life of rocky real, by that time I had become the part of his life started feeling his pain, his tensions in life, his way of fighting all that and his way of fighting all the negativity.
See when you feel the character is real than you think if in those difficult circumstances that character can fight and come on top than anyone can. it Inspires you in your real life.
Watching movies is not my addiction, but I pick movies to help in my real life, like i pick action movies to see the pain the actor goes through and I make myself strong in real life pick an inspiration movie to fight the world professionally, you can learn about proper planning prevents poor performance if you watch any sports based movies.
I watch comedies to relieve the stress I have in my personal and professional life and laugh my heart out and ease the tension.
Normally I don’t watch horror movies cause it takes you in the unreal world and gives you stress besides I am scared.
And what I like the most is the movies which are made differently like I am a big fan of directors like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorcesse, Sergie Leione ,Brain de palma, when you see this peoples movies you can immediately make out who is the director, their way of filming the movie is awesome, narration is excellent, I love this directors is because they do magic to the movies ,
I have around 1200 titles on my hard disk & around 500 DVD s, if i start talking about the titles the list will not end ,so i will be posting my top favorites under the Movies subcategory [ Movies you must see before die ] ,with some trailers or a short clips .watch the clips & buy a DVD and enjoy, in the meanwhile i will find a way how i can share my movies with you all.
Please check my list of must watch movies before you die under Movie category.
So many people all around the world have great ideas, products and services. And yet some businesses do well, and some fail.
What separates the businesses that starve from the businesses who feast?
For the answer, we turn to another way people have been setting their feast table for hundreds of years: fishing.
Landing a fish, just like landing a customer, requires strategy and know-how if you’re going to come home successful.
Here are my top 10 ways to land the catch of the day.
1. Know what you’re after
In fishing, you always use the best bait possible for the particular type of fish you’re after.
So many times clients come to me and say, “I don’t have a target market”. They’re always wrong.
At a minimum, you should understand:
The problems your customers have
Their buying habits
Their potential objections to your product
Where they go to find information
What influences them (their heroes and idols, TV shows they watch, websites they enjoy, magazines they read, etc.)
What their core demographics and psychographics are
Even if your product “appeals to everyone,” typically 20% of your audience will generate 80% of your revenue. Your job is to figure out who those 20% are, so you can find the kind of bait that appeals most to those customers.
Bait that works for trout won’t necessarily let you land a great white shark.
2. Know where to fish for your customers
Determining the right fishing location can be the difference between a successful fishing trip and going hungry.
Knowing the places where your customers hang out online gives you a much greater chance for marketing success. Figure out which sites your customers frequent and you’ll have a much better chance of reeling one in. Try seeking out:
Blogs they read
Forums they participate in
Social networking sites and other membership groups
Entertainment or other non-work related sites
You don’t want to use a top water lure if the fish you want are feeding on the bottom.
3. Be aware of your competition
All fishermen guard their secrets closely, but newcomers can still pick up plenty of tricks by watching what their competition does.
I’m not saying it’s smart to copy your competitor exactly. “Me-too” marketing doesn’t work.
But learn from them and get a feeling for the overall marketplace you’re in. Incorporate those insights into your own marketing and content strategy.
By analyzing your competitors you can also figure out how you can position your brand to stand out from the crowd.
4. Use good bait
When you’re hoping to catch a fish standing side by side with a row of other fishermen, you have to make sure your bait is the most appealing fish food dangling the water. Otherwise, that fish is liable to go for one of your neighbor’s hooks instead.
Consumers have lots of options and offers dangling in front of them in any marketplace. You’ve got to have some pretty juicy bait to stand out from that crowd.
So what makes good customer bait?
Content that’s valuable in its own right
An attractive niche that makes your customer feel “this is for people like me”
Easy-to-swallow landing pages
5. Setting the hook
Just because a fish bites doesn’t mean you can reel it in. Many a marketer has a woeful tale about the big one that got away.
Once a customer is interested and bites by clicking through to your sales page, you have to set the hook by making an offer that’s so great it’s practically unfair.
6. Forget catch and release
Remember, it’s a lot easier and more profitable to re-sell an existing customer than acquire a new one.
So if you land a big fish, keep it! Don’t throw it back for someone else to catch.
Re-marketing, high-quality affiliate offers, and up-sells are great for keeping the customers that you currently have, instead of letting them drift back into the stream for some other savvy marketer to reel in.
7. Test the waters
Fishermen often track different variables, like what time of day they went fishing or what bait they used. They measure their results over time to figure out the smartest way to get certain fish.
Similarly, in marketing it’s always wise to test various aspects of your marketing campaign. Measure your results to see what works best, and track your results over time.
Try different images, headlines, or layouts to see which one maximizes time spent on your site, lowers bounce rate, and produces the best ROI.
8. Don’t get discouraged
Some days the fish just aren’t biting.
Sometimes you are not going to be as successful as you’d like, but it’s a process. Continue to educate yourself about business and marketing, keep analyzing your competitors, keep talking to your customers and refining your message.
Keep going and don’t get discouraged. Tomorrow’s the day you’ll get the big one.
9. Partner up to get a bigger catch
Fishing with a buddy helps you to both cover more water and come home with a bigger catch than usual.
If you’re hoping to land more customers than you’ve ever reeled in on your own, find a partner. By knowing your own skill set, you’ll be able to effectively select partners that complement your skills. This strategy can also help you get bigger customers than you could have handled on your own.
10. Enjoy the trip
It’s definitely a lot more fun to catch the big one than to see it get away, but no matter what happens, remember to enjoy yourself.
Entrepreneurship is a lot like fishing. Even when it’s not going as well as we’d like, it’s still a privilege to be able to spend our days doing it.
Being an entrepreneur means you’re the type of person who is willing to launch a venture and reap the rewards for success, as well as take responsibility for failure.
But being an entrepreneur also means you’re small—at least when starting out. Of course, what most small businesses really want is to be big businesses when they grow up. Yet many entrepreneurs suffer from what we call size syndrome.
Because they are small, they think and act small—and therein lies the problem. Because thinking small and playing small usually keep you, well… small. What small-business owners and entrepreneurs should be doing is thinking, acting and playing big, especially when it comes to the size of clients they call on.
Here are three steps to start overcoming size syndrome:
1. The first barrier to overcome is the belief that large prospects (be they individuals or organizations) have no interest in your products or services. The reality is, they don’t care so much about the size of your business; they care about solving their problems, wherever the solutions come from.
When thinking about calling on a big account, the real question is: Do you have something of value they might want, need or would benefit from? If you do, then you need to put your perception of smallness aside and get on with telling them your story.
2. The second barrier to overcome is realizing that “calling on a company” is a misnomer. You are never calling on a business; you are calling on a person. The ABC Company can’t call on IBM. It’s always one person calling another person. Because businesses don’t buy anything; people do!
And never let the size or reputation of an organization (or the title or position of the person you’re dealing with) intimidate you. Yes, Bill Smith might be vice president of purchasing for IBM, but, first and foremost, he’s a husband, father and human being—the coach of his 8-year-old daughter’s soccer team with a painful bunion on his big toe.
3. Finally, small-business owners need to understand that a no is a no—no matter how big the prospect. So, if you’re going to get a no, why not make it a big one?
Here’s a perfect example: In the NBA, you can attempt 2-pointers or 3-pointers. Analysis of a recent season showed that the success rate for the 10 best NBA players on 2-pointers was 46.9 percent and on 3-pointers it was 33.8 percent. In other words, it’s only 38 percent harder to make a 3-point shot, but the reward is 50 percent greater! But that’s the 10 best, you’re thinking. The numbers probably don’t hold up for the bottom 10. You’d be right—but only because the bottom 10 players in the NBA didn’t take any 3-point shots at all.
Bottom line: It takes no more energy to get a big no than to get a small one. As the saying goes, Easy yeses produce little successes. And if you’re a small business that wants to become a big business, big nos are the way to go.
Ask yourself: Are my expectations of what’s possible big enough? Or am I lowering them just because I see myself as small? Am I asking and settling for scraps? Or am I shooting for the stars?