Building a support system

Throughout this campaign for “The Last Straw” project on Kickstarter, I have met many new friends and supporters. The key to building a strong support system is surrounding yourself with the right people, which will lead to your success. “If a delicate flower consumes soft-drinks and darkness rather than water and sunlight, it will eventually die.” So in the same sense, our minds need to be well fed to become strong and confident. Every person you invite into your life should enhance your life! You need people that will be on your side no matter what the circumstances are. When you win, these people are happy without reservation or qualification, and don’t celebrate like they did “it” themselves. When you’re losing, these same people do not condone your screw-ups and they will be with you no matter how many times you screw up. I invited “tough love” into my support system because these are the people who will tell you what you need to hear, no matter how much the truth hurts. I removed the negativity, competition and enablers from my support system and decided to be my own best friend. Well, what does all of this have to do with “The Last Straw” project? All of the backers to date are a part of my support system and I greatly appreciate them. I also have supporters that donated their time by re-tweeting my “tweets” on Twitter, Liked my Facebook page, shared the Kickstarter link with others, offered marketing services, and those that simply took the time to see what my campaign is all about. Most of my supporters are people that I don’t even know, and I would like to thank everyone that continues to support me down to the last day. I learned a lot on this journey and I definitely enjoyed the experience!

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Picture Perfect

Entertainment blog Instagram allows it’s members to take pictures, edit them and post them directly onto the site instantly. There’s a story about a guy that used Instagram to post pictures of him posing with celebrities, in which he built a fan base of 73,000 followers in a short period of time. He started off doing this for fun and used his photo-editing skills to place himself amongst some of the greatest celebrities. It has now taken off and he is looking to relocate to New York to pursue a career using his creative design and photo-editing skills. Some of the celebrities he is pictured with includes:

Jay Z and Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Drake, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and even first lady Michelle Obama. Everything is very competitive these days, and it goes to show that with persistence and creativity you can break through in any industry!!! I guess this was his “Last Straw”

For more info about “The Last Straw” Kickstarter project, go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1778627466/the-last-straw-1

 

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Cable Television Alternatives

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There was a time when cable television was mandatory in every household, because you couldn’t see your favorite TV show, sports or movies without it. Now, you have several companies like Netflix, EpixHD and even Amazon offering digital streaming of your favorite shows and movies. I have cable TV in my home and I usually DVR my favorite shows to watch them at a later time and date. But I am seriously considering these other alternatives because it saves money and I don’t even have time to enjoy TV as much. There are always reruns on cable TV, and and can’t watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it unless you pay an additional fee. With NetflixEpixHD and Amazon, you pay a small monthly fee to see a vast amount of TV shows and movies. There is old and new content, and the good thing is, you can watch it anytime you like. Netflix even has independent films that you can watch on their website, which is great for indie filmmakers like Jeff Renfroe’s “The Last Straw”.  Take a moment to visit explore these sites and see what they have to offer!

 

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