Miscellaneous Ramblings – Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Edition

Dot Com Pho – Pho Trang An Edition

Tomorrow’s Dot Com Pho will be held at Pho Trang An – 1284 Kingsway, Vancouver. Anyone wishing to attend the weekly Pho meet up should email me or send me a tweet on Twitter so I can save you a seat and get a head count. We have prizes this week! Free pens from Bic Promo Pens, I’m Blogging This T-shirts from Market Leverage and one new Dot Com Pho attendee will walk away a The Web Site Revenue Maximizer kit from SitePoint.

The Art & Science of CSS

Speaking of SitePoint, if you follow them on Twitter, they will send you The Art & Science of CSS eBook for free. This 208 page book will teach you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about CSS, and more. It normally sells for $29.95 but it’s yours free for the Twitter follow.

If you follow me on Twitter, I’ll send you a nice thank you tweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

Vote for Suzanne Franco – The Next Blogging Idol

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The voting stage of The Next Blogging Idol has started and Suzanne Franco needs your help. Head over to Daily Blog Tip and cast your vote for her.

Power of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Michael Kwan, who blogs for Pho, has a cute post titled Power of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Basically, if you truly believe that something is going to happen, thereโ€™s a good chance that it is going to manifest itself. In other words, whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. I wonder if Kwan has been reading Think and Grow Rich?

Six Sure-Fire Steps to Sell Anything to Anyone

Do you suck at sales? Then let Derek Halpern help you out. Derek is the blogger at Prevential.com and he’s got six sure-fire steps to sell anything to anyone. I heard that Derek once sold ice cubes to Eskimos and ran a successful clothing shop at a nudist camp.

Star Trek vs Star Wars: The Final Battle

Who would win in battle, a 642.5 meter long Galaxy-class Federation starship or a 1,600 meter long Imperial Star Destroyer? This video gives a definitive answer once and for all. Or does it? Watch the video and let another never ending battle between Star Trek and Star Wars fans begin.


26 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Ramblings – Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Edition”

  1. Derek says:

    Hey John,

    Thank you for the link. And no, I have never sold Ice to Eskimos, but Fire in Hell on the other hand…

    1. Trevor says:

      Great to see you Derek getting recognition for your awesome post.

  2. Alberto says:

    I’m loving the Star Trek vs Star Wars episode! Awesome stuff!

  3. Ganesh says:

    Thanks for mentioning the CSS book. I’m finally going to get that one.

    Too bad, I can’t come to the Dot Com Pho as I live in India. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thank you for the free e-book tip!!! Your site always provides something for me daily!!!

  5. Do you usually do your earnings report on the 1st of every month??

    1. John Chow says:

      Most of the time, yes.

  6. Thanks for great ebook and sales article!

  7. James says:

    that video was awesome until darth somehow unrealistically used force through a video link… that was incredibly LAME!

    1. John Chow says:

      I don’t think Vader has enough Force skill to choke the entire crew of the Enterprise. One of two people, sure. But a crew of 1500? No way!

  8. BusinessX says:

    Thanks for the eBook advice. Am having to always Google everytime I have to work with my themes. You have a lot of good stuff for the Pho, envious once again to not live in Vancouver.

  9. Brady Ware says:

    I think maybe Kwan stayed up last night watching the secret on dvd. Regardless of what inspired him it is extremely true. If you want to achieve great success you need to truly believe that you can, otherwise you are just wasting your time. I know I do not read this blog because I went to high school with John. He is extremely successful at what he does and I hope to learn from him. Great post Michael. A big thanks on the ebook tip as well.

  10. Thanks for the free e-book tip. Your site always provides something

  11. Gary says:

    Heading to Vic for the weekend, enjoy your pho!

  12. John Thanks for the free ebook.

  13. Ben Pei says:

    Lol darth vader.. old school character!

  14. Melissa says:

    Love the plug for the free CSS book! Thanks again, John!

  15. John,

    Excellent post. The depth and breadth of the information you provide on your blog is truly amazing! Such good information and all for free!

    I’m planning a massive donation launch next week, Nate of Unique Blog Designs has been requested to create the web pages and donation button. If he agrees we should launch sometime next week.

    Beneficiaries? KIDS!

    I wanted to do something for others during the holiday season. Will provide more detail as we get closer to the launch. It’s going to be huge!

    Respectfully,
    Nicholas Chase – ‘the video guy’ at BlogWorld Expo 2008
    http://donotreadthisblogunless.blogspot.com/

  16. There is definitely some truth to believing you can do something and accomplishing it. I know that it is intuitive but you not only have to believe but you have to do something about it. You have to make sacrifices and live a disciplined life. It’s like Godin’s book “Dip” and Kenny Rodger you have to “know when hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know when to run” (I know you want to sing it!!!)

  17. Rick Vaughn says:

    Good Video,

    I would have like to have seen Capt. Kirk but either way good stuff. I think Star Wars won!!

  18. Cool video, don’t mess with the force

  19. Rory Hansen says:

    Another fun Dot Com Pho. Can’t wait to see the video.

  20. I love the star trex video too… funny ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Sitepoint’s ebook seems very informative.

  22. Good stuff on Derek’s blog. I’m ready to sell diet supplements to skinny people.

  23. Clip Hair says:

    Good information! Let me mail you for my birth. Thanks.

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