How Microsoft/Xbox Setbacks Benefit Your Entrerpreneurial Career?

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Image Credit: “Join the world’s premier gaming community,” http://www.xbox.com/en-ca/live/

 

I’m sure many if not most of you who are viewing this post are a fan of Xbox and Microsoft! Sadly however, Microsoft’s Xbox Live has experienced problems (Source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-may-compensate-xbox-live-users-affected-/1100-6435489/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0a) in the beginning of The New Year 2016. Some of these issues blocked players from downloading and playing their games that even American Rapper Snoop Dogg was ticked off! Microsoft may offer compensation for these issues though it’s not guaranteed. However problems are often never permanent and can create new opportunities for entrepreneurs. So, if you’re entrepreneurial minded, tech savvy, tech loving and a fan of video games like Xbox or running your own smaller tech/gaming business then Read On for great opportunities from Microsoft Xbox Live’s 2016 setbacks to better your own chances of entrepreneurial success!

 

1) Your Chance To Break The Monopoly!

I am a huge fan of Microsoft, Xbox, PlayStation and Video Games. With that being said, in the video game industry Microsoft/Xbox and PlayStation have greatly enjoyed a huge monopoly in the technology and video gaming industries. This creates a monopoly, which stunts chances of success and innovation for smaller companies. Monopolies are bad for competition, hence innovation and large-scale diversity.

Fortunately, with Microsoft/Xbox’s recent setbacks, if you are a smaller tech/gaming company you can slowly but surely take advantage of these setbacks to break the monopoly to bring the tech/gaming business industry much needed larger scale environment of competition, diversity and innovation!

The benefit of large companies facing setbacks is ultimately smaller companies can be motivated to take action to develop, innovate and compete resulting in new often more advanced products by breaking the previous monopoly overtime. As the same applies for the gaming/tech business industry if you are running a smaller scale tech/gaming company here is your chance to break the monopoly enjoyed by the likes of Microsoft/Xbox and introduce something new!

2) Your Chance To Learn From Mistakes By Observing!

 Microsoft/Xbox is a great company but unfortunately has had (Before 2016) various problems and complaints from customers. The problems most likely could have but were not prevented by the company and development teams. If you’re running a smaller tech/gaming business that doesn’t enjoy the same stellar status of Xbox you could well step into the fray and refrain from the same mistakes of Microsoft/Xbox.

Some of these issues, which could have been prevented, were due but not limited to rushed production and determination to meet deadlines/release dates a common problem of well-established businesses! As a smaller tech/gaming business make sure you carefully observe the mistakes of bigger conglomerates like Microsoft/Xbox, what led to their faulty products, why these faults occurred, whether they could have prevented and why they were not prevented.

Hence, overtime starting now you can provide a great new business with stellar customer service while learning from, adapting and refraining from making the same mistakes of Microsoft/Xbox! Learning from the mistakes of others in business is a surefire way of providing great customer service cornerstone of a successful business!

3) Your Chance To Save The Day!

When setbacks often strike well-established conglomerates like Microsoft/Xbox, customers are in need of a hero to save the day! Well now is your chance as a smaller tech/gaming company to be that hero who saves the day by providing a new and better service to save customers. While innovating to be more advanced than Microsoft/Xbox is often a great way to save the day there are simpler ways to be a hero.

For example notice the pains and annoyances Microsoft/Xbox customers are facing as of 2016 problems with Xbox Live. Next work to develop a system, which fixes these pains and problems Xbox Live’s users are facing by making your product/s entertaining, exciting and free of Microsoft/Xbox Live’s problems.

Simple ways such as solving customer pains, issues and bugs of larger competitors even on a smaller scale are definite ways of innovating your business and products to save the day! Moreover, as a smaller tech/gaming business by providing a more efficient, foolproof, simple and easy more reliable than larger but more glitch ridden competitors, this is relatively enough to succeed by saving the day!

 

Last but not least you don’t even to have be a formal entrepreneur with a company to save the day. Rather if you are a tech savvy Xbox gamer, then you can design modifications (MODs), parallel informal systems or tinker your Xbox to modify/adapt the system to provide better glitch free service (even try offering to Microsoft/Xbox in return for payment and/or a beneficial deal e.g. publicity for your own MOD channel/store, etc.) to achieve success!!

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Vancouver Opera’s Recipe For Success!

I Have Returned!!

 

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Image Credit: vancouveropera.ca

Hello again and my sincere apologies for the hiatus as I have been caught up with my studies. Anyways, it is good to be back and I have missed you all! This new post will discuss the beloved Vancouver Opera and its Recipe For Success. Whether or not you reside in Vancouver British Columbia, The Vancouver Opera sets a great example for success, which can be followed wherever in the world, you may live. Read on to find out what makes the Vancouver Opera a successful and popular establishment along with how you can use the Vancouver Opera’s success as inspiration for your own endeavors!

 

I) Have People Talk Highly Of You!

If you want to be successful, then have people talk of you highly and favorably. Use Vancouver Opera as inspiration and take a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/vancouveropera/?fref=ts to see for yourself of the countless favorable reviews people (i.e. Guests/Customers) are giving Vancouver Opera!

When people talk highly of an establishment or person, the said establishment or person become famous and the wider public including those known to customers talking favourably will be more inclined to frequent and do business with the establishment/person. This is especially true with the Vancouver Opera, which I became aware of and interested in visiting through favourable opinions of friends! The result is that I plan on attending a performance at the Vancouver Opera with these same friends to see for myself.

Hence to attract success and popularity follow the example of Vancouver Opera and have the people you interact/do business with talk highly of you. The result will be that they will recommend you to their friends increasing your publicity, customer base and prospects for success!

II) Display Passion And Talent!

To gain success and popularity at whatever you do in life, follow the example of The Vancouver Opera by displaying passion and talent in your endeavors! A major factor for the success and popularity of Vancouver Opera are its passionate and highly talented performances by gifted performers who love what they do. Like Vancouver Opera when you display quality talent and express to your audience your passion, they will be star struck and drawn to you, as talent is hypnotic while passion is beneficially contagious.

Hence, take a page out the Vancouver Opera’s recipe for Success by investing (e.g. Your Personal Characteristics, Talents and Uniqueness) in yourself to bring out the best in yourself as well as others who will subsequently be inspired and drawn to you!

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Image Credit: vancouveropera.ca

III) Celebrate Art And Culture!

 A major attraction of the Vancouver Opera contributing to its success is celebration of art and culture. The Vancouver Opera’s performances and display are very artistic and colourful, exemplified in their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/vancouveropera/ and Website https://www.vancouveropera.ca. Just like the renowned Vancouver Opera, in your own endeavors for success use color to attract people and customers as colorful brand material will be one of the first aspects, which attract and captivate your audiences’ visual attention.

As many people are fascinated and curious (We Humans Are Naturally Curious) about different cultures, celebrate culture along with colour in your endeavours. The Vancouver Opera celebrates and displays elements of foreign cultures (e.g. On its website and Facebook) such as East Asian, Japanese and Italian, making it exotically, culturally appealing and given Vancouver’s multicultural population relatable for many!

To succeed and become popular your audience needs to be captivated, able to relate and find common ground with you, which colour/culture offers. Hence, to attain personal success, your endeavours need to relate to customers, so celebrating culture and colour is a great way to attract, bring together and make it possible for your audience (from various cultural backgrounds) to relate/find common ground with you!

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Image Credit: Review Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly has it all By David Gordon Duke, Special To The Sun March 7, 2016 vancouversun.com

IV) Promote And Celebrate Yourself!

To become successful and get your audience excited about you be excited about yourself! No better way to be excited about yourself and what you have to offer by promoting and celebrating yourself. As emphasized by their Facebook Page, the Vancouver Opera celebrates its upcoming events and content with great colour, joy and splendour! Through its exciting promotions featuring photo albums, sensational posts and behind the scenes imagery (e.g. Backstage Rehearsals), The Vancouver Opera has gotten people excited about it and viewing what it has to offer. Hence, to achieve success and gain an audience, use exciting promotions that celebrate yourself as a means of getting people excited and eager to view what you have to offer them!

 

Use this advice as inspiration for your own endeavors for success and be sure to check out the Vancouver Opera. Also to stay up do date with their upcoming events, like The Vancouver Opera’s Facebook page and visit their website via the links I included in this post! Please leave your feedback in the comments (please no rude or offensive comments thank you!) and let me know how helpful this post was to you! I will be posting new posts daily from now on without hiatuses so stay tuned, as there’s much coming your way!!

4 Takeaways For Growth & Success From Scott Kelly!

Salutations to NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly who has just returned Home to Earth from his yearlong mission at the International Space Station (ISS)! Astronaut Kelly’s mission and its completion have 4 Great Takeaways for Growth And Success outlined below!

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Image Credit: Nasa Astronaut Scott Kelly, Feb. 6, 2015, nasa.gov

1) Be Ready For The Long Haul!

If you want to succeed, know that success will not happen overnight! Astronaut Scott Kelly’s mission to the ISS lasted one year, setting the record for the total number of days spent in space by an American astronaut. Upon his return to Earth, Kelly’s trek and record has been celebrated in the news. The lesson from Kelly’s successful journey is that success takes time. So like Astronaut Kelly, be ready for the long haul as success is built overtime!

2) Be Ready To Sacrifice!

 Like Scott Kelly be ready to sacrifice if you want success! Just like Scott Kelly sacrificed his time on Earth to become a renowned astronaut going on to set a record at the ISS, you too will have to sacrifice and make time to work on becoming successful. To win a great prize it is said you have to pay a great price and the same holds true for success! If you sacrifice your idle time to invest in yourself, learn constantly and do what it takes to bring about your own success, it will pay off for you in the long run!

3) Be Constantly On The Move!

 Astronaut Scott Kelly is and has been on the move going to space and back as is required of an astronaut! Scott Kelly would not have become the renowned astronaut he is today following his yearlong journey to the ISS if he hadn’t been constantly on the move doing spaceflights since 1999. Likewise you will not be successful if you aren’t constantly on the move doing what’s necessary to achieve your vision/s of success! Hence, if you want to be successful then be on the move and constantly hustle your way to success. 

4) Be Productive Not Busy!

While Scott Kelly was busy he was also productive and was busy doing what required him to directly achieve his goal of becoming a renowned NASA Astronaut. Hence, while hustling your way to success be productive rather than busy! Productivity the key to success is getting a lot done in one hour than working hard for eight hours but getting little to nothing done.

Moreover, productivity hence success is focusing on what will directly contribute to your vision/s of success make it easier to achieve those vision/s of success. To be successful know what you want in life, how to get it directly, avenues to get it and act accordingly so you can be productive and efficient to achieve your goals of success without beating around the bush!

 

 

Use NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly as an inspiration for your own visions of success. Follow the 4 tips I have mentioned above when working your way to success and you will find that your efficiency, effort/s and outcome/s will be greatly enhanced! Be sure to comment or email me at nuwanb@shaw.ca of how helpful you found my advice to be in achieving your goal/s.

3 Lessons For Success The 2016 Oscars Can Teach You!

I hope you all got some time on this Sunday evening to watch The 88th Academy Awards! Below are Three Lessons for success that you can take from the Oscars to use in your personal endeavours!

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Image Credit: BBC News Entertainment & Arts, Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Academy Award

 

1) Engage Your Audience!

A major takeaway lesson for success from the Oscars is the power of Engaging Your Audience! The host of this 2016 Oscars, Chris Rock was great at engaging viewers, keeping them entertained, amused and excited to watch the 88th Academy Awards with his youthful flair and humor which aside from engaging viewers helped shine light on the lack of racial/cultural diversity at the Oscars!

Hence, in your quest for success despite your lack of money or funding, it costs little to none in engaging your audience. Just follow the lead of Oscar hosts like Chris Rock and you should easily be able to engage your audience and draw their attention as a first step to your success!

 

2) Have Emotional Content!

Having content and moments aimed at stimulating an emotional response/s in your audience is another key takeaway from the Oscars, which can also bring you great success if used for your personal endeavors! From the grand red carpet, the musical performances (i.e. performances of Lady Gaga, ex Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl among others), the emotional themes of many nominated movies (i.e. Bridge of Spies, Spotlight and The Revenant among others) and the emotionally arousing speeches of the Oscar speakers, the 2016 Oscar Awards were indeed very emotionally touching to viewers!

In your personal quest for success, use content, writing, imagery effects, techniques or anything appealing to the emotional side of viewers. You will find that your prospects for success will have increased tenfold as emotion is an attention grabbing tool which will captivate and draw viewers to what you’re offering!

 

3) Gain Key Endorsers & Participants!

The Oscars this year gained many key endorsers and participants among them the stellar musical performances of Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl, this years Oscars’ host Chris Rock (Prominent for his role in Saturday Night Live early 1990s, Grown Ups film series, Everybody Hates Chris among others), the onstage appearance of Vice President Joe Biden and Leonardo DiCaprio who won the Academy Award for Best Actor!

All these individuals are beloved by many and their appearances in this year’s Oscars has made the 88th Academy Awards a well talked about, anticipated and exhilarating moment for viewers and fans of these great superstars alike! Hence, just like the Oscars in your own endeavours for success be it your own business, personal brand, blog, page, whatnot strive to gain the support, endorsements and/or participation of popular well-established individuals and brands/companies!

If you can build yourself up to gain the support of popular people and establishments even on a regional or local level you and your brand will have been brought to the public’s attention (Public Then Be Like: OMG My Favourite Blog has endorsed that product! I’ll totally try it out!), tripling your immediate prospects of success!

 

So take these three traits that make the Oscars so popular and use them as lessons/inspiration to further your own chances of success in whatever you may be doing! I hope this post has helped you and given you inspiration for attaining your own success, Carpe Diem!