Friday, January 20, 2012

5 Tips To Make 2012 Your Best Year Yet

Greetings Dear Readers

By now you are already into the New Year and some of you might still be thinking
what should I do this year?   What are my goals for this year?

Here are 5 Tips to Get You Started.

1.  Do What You Love Doing

Sounds simple does it not.  Most of us find ourselves in a job that pays the rent
and we move from day to day, week to week and before you know it life is over.
What if you decided to start doing the work you love doing.  What do yo love doing?
Think about what kind of work you would love to do and then go and pursue it.
Pretty soon you will become a huge success and the bonus is you will never work a
day in your life because you love what you are doing.

2.  Set 12 Goals

Keep it simple this year and just try to achieve 12 goals this year.  One goal
for each month.  If the goal is a huge one like buying a house or car then break
it down into mini-goals and keep going at it till you achieve it.  Keep your eyes on the prize
and avoid all the negativity.

3.  Surround yourself with positive people

If you want have a great year this year then surround yourself with positive happy people.
No need to be around people who bring you down everyday or people who complain
or people who are negative and give you huge stress.  So just surround yourself with
positive people.

4.  Keep a journal

Get yourself a nice journal and each day write something in it.  Write down your goals in it as well.
Write anything and you will be amazed what pops up like wonderful business ideas, venting, beautiful writing, idea's for a book and the list goes on and on but keep writing in that journal.

5.  Visualize those goals

Now it does not help to just have goals you have to visualize them as well and see it
in your mind, if it's a house, where is it?  What does it look like?  If you are serious
about it then you will know exactly what the inside looks like and keep moving
towards it and one day you will be sitting in that house going Yes!

Bonus Tip For Writers

If you want to write a book this year all you have to write down is this

My goal this year is to publish one book!

Trust me it works :)

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Social Media Strategist & Speaker & Author
A Digital Media Agency
twitter: @fredfelton

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 South African iPad Apps Worth Having

Good day Bloggers and Readers.

First let me say a big thank you to everyone who reads my blog.  The blog
has just passed the big 10 000 visitors milestone.  Thank you so much for your loyal

This week I am carrying on from last week with some more iPad Apps worth having.
Did you know that some of the best of these Apps are South African.
Let's check them out shall we.

1. FNB Banking App

This App is actually designed for the iPhone but you can also use it on the iPad.
It allows you to do your banking on your iPad, make payments, buy prepaid products
like Cellphone airtime, top up your ADSL bundles, apply for new accounts, send and
receive messages, even find your nearest branch or atm.

2.  News24 iPad Edition

Get all your news on your iPad from this App specially designed for the iPad.
From news, views, interviews, pics, sports you name it a great news App.

3.  Vodacom Recharge

This app allows you to top up your Vodacom prepaid account and you
can use your airtime to buy data bundles.  Nifty.

4.  DStv Guide for iPad

Get a guide for your DStv viewing on your iPad, set reminders on your iPad
keep up to date with news and check the highlights and you can even
share it with your friends on Facebook.

5.  Mail&Guardian

A great news app from the Mail and Guardian giving you breaking news,
Zapiro, and snapshots of Africa, The World, Photo's, Opinion, Business,
Arts and Sports.  Allows you to keep a library of old editions.

6.  IOL

A great App from IOL the South African News group which gives
you a great insight into the world.  Also allows you to save newspapers.

7.  Private Property - iPad version

Another great App from the people behind Private Property it allows
you to search for properties around SA and view pics of them, see
maps, prices etc.  Fantastic App.

8. You Magazine

South Africa's favourite magazine can also be found here and gives
you all the highlights from the magazine, news, views, dvd reviews etc.

9.  Yellow Pages SA for iPad

Toss out that cockroach killer you keep by the phone.  You now
have the full edition of the yellow pages on your iPad.  Anything you
are looking for from banks to plumbers you name it.

10.  Vuvuzela 2010

And finally something for everyone.  From the country that gave
you the greatest Soccer World Cup we bring you the App that
everyone wants the Vuvuzela.  It has over 6 million downloads.
Amazing.  Astound your friends go on I dare you.

Well those Apps should keep you very entertained dear readers.

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Falcon's Cove
Social Media Strategist - Speaker - Author

email to book Fred for a talk, workshop or your next conference.

Monday, January 2, 2012

10 iPad Apps Worth Having

Greetings Readers

Welcome to 2012.  A New Year already can you believe it.  I wish you and yours
a very successful 2012.

To start off the New Year I thought I would show you some very interesting apps
that I have discovered with getting a new iPad for Xmas.
What an amazing device and the Apps from App Store are truly amazing.

Here are 10 to get you started.

1.  Twitter for iPad

A very impressive app for Twitter.  Works brilliantly and gives you the option to
RT and insert comments in them as well.  You can also upload pics and follow
your timeline in a beautiful display.  Very impressive.

2.  Ambient Soundscapes

One of my favourite apps at the moment.  You can choose between various
ambient sounds such as water, rain, beach, forest, thunder and more and listen
to it if you want to relax or do yoga or fall asleep.  Comes with a timer.
Great app.

3.  Adobe Reader

The PDF Reader from Adobe which lets you read pdf files on your iPad.
Perfect for all those PDF files you get.

4.  Skype for iPad

Skype comes to iPad and lets you do all you do on your computer on your iPad.
Take all your friends and business contacts with you on the go.

5.  PhotoCard Lite

A great app that lets you convert your images into wonderful photo cards
that you can send to all your contacts.

6.  WritersApp Lite

This one is for all the writer's out there.  A great app which lets you work on one
story at a time and helps you work on the synopsis, premise, plot, chapters, characters,
places, notes and so much more.  Perfect for scribes.

7.  Type on PDF 

A very interesting app which lets you insert writing or images onto a pdf on the go.
So if you get that email with a pdf where they ask you to fill in your info on the pdf
this app is for you.

8.  Archie

If you love Archie comics this app is for you,  full of wonderful issues like
Jughead, Archie and more.  Some are even free.  Wonderful design and read.

9.  Wallpapers HD

A wonderful app that lets you pimp your iPad.  Full of amazing high quality
images, updated all the time.  Some wonderful pics in this collection.
As one user commented you will probably have a new image on your iPad each week.

10.  Nightstand

A really interesting app which basically converts your iPad into a souped up
Display Clock with image and alarm and weather.   Quite amazing really
and has pictures that change all the time.

Well hope you enjoy all those Apps dear readers.

What are some of the Apps for the iPad that you love?

Fly high, Fly free

Fred Felton
Social Media Consultant & Keynote Speaker
Falcon's Cove
A Digital Media Agency
cell: 076-977-5788

Email me to Book me for your next conference or for a social media workshop.

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You can buy it here on the blog.