Comparison is the thief of joy, or the death of joy? Either way, stop comparing.

“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy” This quotation, from Theodore Roosevelt, argues that comparing your work, your life, or whatever else will only serve to make you unhappy.

Comparison is the thief of joy, or the death of joy? Either way, stop comparing.

The bag is then placed down upon the shoe mat. He grabs and puts on yet another pair of dress shoes that are sitting in front of the mat, then places the paper bag with its content flattened back into the briefcase and heads out of the door.

The door swings open and Steve enters his flat without switching on the light. He removes his shoes and picks them up then walks down a short hallway and turns left.

Steve switches on his bedroom light to the left of the doorway. Before him lies a double bed with deep blue designer bedding. The carpet beneath him is a cream colour, extremely thin and very soft. To his right is a 27 inch High Definition television which sits atop a cabinet bearing host to a DVD player and several DVD’s.

Above the television sits a transparent glass shelf, which holds a very powerful, crisp sounding Sony stereo/alarm clock. A little further up on his left is his en-suite bathroom and the doorway next to that features a walk-in closet.

Steve removes his suit and carefully places it onto his bed.
He throws his wallet beside a wash basket near his headboard.
Then, in his underwear enters his bathroom.

The beautiful marble bathroom is extremely clean and well lit. The toilet seat is down and copies of GQ and FHM sit inside a wooden rack beside the toilet. There’s a stand-alone shower in the left corner and to the right of the room a counter hosting a sink with golden taps beneath three mirrored cabinets.

Steve stares at his reflection in the middle mirror for ten seconds, frustrated and disappointed.

STEVE: [mumbling] Here we fuckin’ go again.

WordPress tutorials for seniors

WordPress tutoring for Canadian seniors/seniors in Vancouver – video series, one on one sessions for two hours total.

Despite decades of experience, seniors assume they can’t be entrepreneurs like they once were. That’s not true, especially with wordpress. The world casts aspersions because we’ve moved from a society that reveres experience and time taken to perfect to a society that likes whatever’s new. You, however, my senior friend, should understand that you have more to offer than someone that hasn’t yet realized how wrong they are and how little they know.

WordPress offers more than its fair share of advantages for seniors, in fact anyone really. Over the past decade plus it has evolved from a simple content management system to powering the majority of the internet and its ecommerce leaps and bounds (primarily using WooCommerce) have helped propel that exponentially. Companies like Paypal, Stripe and Shipstation have made putting any product or service online an easy to achieve and immediately achievable goal. Now getting an audience that wants to purchase your product/service is another matter altogether. What you’ll find here isn’t that, here we’re offering wordpress tutorials for seniors.

The main reason this exists isn’t because I feel seniors are incapable of finding out how to do this themselves. I just understand that like you can read 3000 books and listen to 3000 lectures, getting a quick and compressed summation can also be helpful (depending of course on what you’re trying to do or achieve).

Often people who have been around for a few decades become set in their ways. They’re reluctant to change, adapt and learn. As a result this has them socializing less and thus feeling lonely and isolated. By now you should know that the internet is an antidote to that and although it can be a very cruel terrain, it can also be a beacon for connection and growth that you would otherwise not be as bold or brave as to expose yourself to.

How do I start using WordPress?

There are two easy ways. One simpler than the other, but neither require too much effort to set up.

1. Go to wordpress.org, sign up and follow their directions. It’s as simple as entering an email address and adding some details alongside a password, then following through and setting your site up to be hosted there.
2. My personal preference – host it and run it yourself. There are hundreds of server companies that will easily help you purchase a domain name (whatever.com/whatever.net etc.) and then will use a simple installation program to have wordpress added to your server.
3. Rent or purchase a server, host your wordpress site and manually install your wordpress CMS or content management system. If you’re reading this post on advising, this is probably not only a waste of your time, but a leap down a rabbit hole which will take you away from sharing what you want with the world and/or selling a product. Might be best to leave that for now. If this is something that interests you, click here for a how to.

Help for blocked writers

Let’s look at this in a little more depth, you googled “Help for blocked writers” to somehow get given a magical solution. The good news for you is that there isn’t a solution and that there’s nothing wrong with hitting a so-called wall.

Actual Help for blocked writers

Taking breaks can be helpful but there literally is very little good advice that you can be given to re-calibrate yourself. Writing is immersion, force it out of you. Try to “bleed” onto the page as Mr. Hemmingway said.

Going for a walk or adding external influences like listening to a song, reading a book, watching some TV, getting your mind a break, all these are vital, but the main focus should be the completion of the work. Give your mind a break, but don’t continually read advice. You have to be implementing. You have to be taking action rather than furthering theories as to what you’re doing wrong and how to get back on track. You have to act to be going forward to actually do things.

It’s one thing to have a great idea, but nobody actually cares that you do. The majority of people want to take heed of the idea at it’s best level; complete. When it’s brought to fruition. When it happens to be in the spermatozoa stage or an egg in it’s wait for fertilization, at that point it’s just conceptual, not conceived and it hasn’t gone where it needs to.

Unless you have hit a complete wall for weeks, I want you to stop wasting your time reading this. Get back to work and use your material to re-inspire yourself. Paying attention to my advice is doing nothing but wasting more of your time when you should be stuck immersed by what you’re creating. If it’s not gripping you, work out why not. Don’t look for other people to direct you out of the oblivion.

Writers that don’t write aren’t writers. It’s a simple way to distinguish things. If you wish to pay attention to that maybe you’ll actually excel and get some material created quickly… Or not quickly, but actually complete some work, period.

As I was saying, get on with it. I don’t have sympathy for you allowing me to distract you.

But! Prior to continuing on, considering I gave you the metaphorical slap in the right direction, if you feel the need to give a donation for setting you straight, you can do so by clicking here. Of course, failing that, it would be advantageous for you to peruse the writing prompts area where hopefully you will come across more and more sources of inspiration whereby you can potentially have your creativity sparked again. Okay?