Someone

Well I am starting the weekend waiting for the results of a Covid test. I am sitting alone in my apartment in Baku and this song came to mind…

Someone.

Someone, I’m searching for someone
Who’ll be true, who’ll change my life of blue
Into a dream of golden rainbows, where are you?

It seems I’ve been searching,
Searching more than just one lifetime.
My heart is a magnet all for you,
I’ll know you when I see you.
Within my heart is carved
A sculpture of your love

Life is worth less than nothing without love.
Love is the force from which all beings live.


Don’t you see?
It’s the purpose of living to love
And be loved again and again.

Where are you?
My heart cries for you.
My eyes long to see you.
My soul is all for you.
Oh, where are you, someone?

Don’t you see?
It’s the purpose of living to love
And be loved again and again.


Where are you?
My heart cries for you.
My eyes long to see you.
My soul is all for you.
Oh, where are you, someone?

Songwriters: Nigel Philip Lowis / John Ignatius Mclaughlin

Someone lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Have a great weekend – 4 Ways to Be More Fulfilled as a Parent

Everyone wants to be a good parent, right? You love your kids. You want to be the best mom or dad you can for them. But if you’re like most people, you probably don’t feel prepared for the huge task that is parenting.  There’s no ultimate ‘how to’ guide for being a parent. There’s no training, no diploma, no certification that gives you the skills you need before you take the job on.

Luckily parents are also noted for sharing information and experience! Here are some of the best tips to help you feel more fulfilled as a parent and enhance your own parenting experience.

  • Make your child’s self-esteem a priority
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Your child will start to form their self-esteem, the estimation of themselves, right from their earliest days. You are the most important person in their life, and your word is law. Your behavior, your tone, your words shape their reality. You have the big responsibility of being the most important influence on their self-esteem, so choose kind words that show them how much you love them. Above all, let your child know that mistakes are part of what makes us human and have nothing to do with how much you love them or how good a person they are.

  • Focus on the positives

It’s easy to niggle or focus on your child’s ‘bad’ behavior. It can be harder to remember to catch them being good and to reward good behavior with hugs and praise. Model politeness and say thank you to your child. When you focus on something, you will get more of the same: if you expect your child to behave well, they will respond to that. If you expect naughtiness, they will rise to that expectation. So, choose what sort of behavior you want to encourage and focus on that.

  • Set clear boundaries

Children need to know where the limits are. They will only learn self-discipline and self-control if you help them. Having consistent, clear boundaries and consequences for breaching those boundaries will help your children learn what’s acceptable and what’s not.

  • Spend time with your kids

More than anything else, your children want to spend time with you and connect with you. Acting out and misbehaving is often a sign kids are trying to get your attention any way they can, even if it’s negative.

Special quality time is nice, but sharing household tasks, walking the dog, or just watching TV together are all good ways to just be with your kids. 

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10 Ways to Develop Creativity – 5 more

Creativity is something we all use in some form, but many believe they aren’t creative. But the creative mind can be developed. The best way to do that is through practice. The more you do the things, regularly, that flex your creative muscle, the more you will develop a natural ability to be creative.

Developing your creative muscles helps reduce stress and improve your problem-solving ability. Begin with these 10 steps to develop and enhance your creativity.

  • Use a mind map or flow chart to connect ideas and look for creative answers to any questions you are facing. For the mind map, write down the central topic or word then link the related ideas around the center word. This gives you a visual for seeing ideas and how they are linked. The flow chart can be used to track what needs to happen when in a project or event. They can also be used to visualize the final product and what needs to happen to get to that finished product.

  • Develop your creativity by changing your environment. This can as simple as clearing your desk, painting your walls or moving your furniture. Or you can try taking your laptop to work in a different setting such as a restaurant or park.

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  • Fight your fear of failing. If you fear you will make a huge mistake or fail when you try doing something new, it can keep you paralyzed from being creative. Mistakes are always going to happen. The trick is to not give up and to learn from them.
  • Get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Do this on a regular basis to develop your creativity. Changing things and doing things outside your comfort zone boosts creativity. Start with something small if you aren’t ready to rock climb a mountain cliff.

  • Take time to daydream and let your mind wander. Daydreaming leads to creative problem-solving while boosting your creative thinking. As it wanders, your mind accesses memories and emotions as well as those random bits of knowledge you’ve forgotten. Focus on the area you are wanting inspiration in.

Practice is key when it comes to developing your creativity. If you don’t do your activities, regularly, whether they are mental or physical, your creativity fades. There are many ways to develop your creativity. Just find the ones that work for you.

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10 Ways to Develop Creativity – first 5

I love creative writing. I have tons of short stories, poems and book outlines. I’m working hard to get them published!!! Here are some ideas I came across on creativity –

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It could be

  • Writing
    • Painting
      • Drawing
        • Playing music
          • Singing
            • Pottery
              • Gardening
                • Acting
                  • Model Railways
                    • Daydreaming
                      • Woodworking
                        • Plastics
                          • Collecting
                            • Photography

The list goes on. Are theree some common themes? Tell me what you think of the following:-

Creativity is something we all use in some form, but many believe they aren’t creative. But the creative mind can be developed. The best way to do that is through practice. The more you do the things, regularly, that flex your creative muscle, the more you will develop a natural ability to be creative.

Developing your creative muscles helps reduce stress and improve your problem-solving ability. Begin with these 10 steps to develop and enhance your creativity.

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  • Be mindful and observe what others are doing around you. The way we see our surroundings and our environment helps build our creativity. Notice and appreciate everything and everyone around you. This opens your mind to new possibilities while helping you build on collection of experiences to draw from for inspiration.
  • Be willing to take risks in order to develop your creative skills. While you will fail, you will be boosting your creativity and building skills you can use later.

  • Every time you make progress with using your creativity, you are building your confidence. Reward yourself for your creativity.

  • When you approach a problem remember there are multiple solutions. Look for a variety of solutions instead of going with your first one. This helps build problem solving skills and your creative thinking skills.
  • Start to keep a creativity journal. Use it to keep track of your creative process and any ideas you come up with. Go back and reflect on what you have accomplished. Use it to try to find other solutions to any problems you may have solved already.

Practice is key when it comes to developing your creativity. If you don’t do your activities, regularly, whether they are mental or physical, your creativity fades. There are many ways to develop your creativity. Just find the ones that work for you.

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Final Words on Copywriting

I hope you have found this series of articles to be useful. I appreciate any feedback and comments. I am happy to share some of my resources with you.

The ability to sell from your words and make huge profits is an art. Thankfully, it is also a skill that can be learned and honed.

Your job as a marketer is to diligently practice these methods on a daily basis. The more copy you write, the better you will get and soon you’ll be able to churn our high quality sales copies with ease.

Don’t be discouraged if your sales copy doesn’t not convert well the first time. Keep tweaking your copy and remove out the things that don’t work and replace them with things that do. Split testing is the key to mastering the art of copywriting.

The better you get, the faster you get too. With more spare time at hand, you can focus on other parts of your business to bring in more profits to yourself.

All the best!

To your copywriting success,