Pause

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online
I’m Pausing my Blog on this Platform for a While. As I mentioned in my Previous Post, I’ve been in the Planning Phase of Transforming my Financial Future and this has brought me to Choosing a Paid-Advertising Platform I wish to Master. I’ll be Pouring all my Energy in that Direction for a While. If something really Interesting Comes up during that Process, I’ll share it here. Thanks for Following and Reading my Blog over the last 3 months! Here’s me Wishing you Continued Success, Growth, ...
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Plan to Fail…

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
I’ve being Going to Gym Consistently for more than a Year now. To be honest, I'm a little bit Shocked myself! :-) This is not the First Gym contract I've had in my life; Twice Before have I Signed up, Committed and Paid, only for it to “Fizzle Out” after a Few Months. What Created this New Outcome? I'm a bit Older, more Focused and Less Self-Critical. Trying to Change From a Place of always Beating Up on Yourself is Very Difficult. (I found this Quote ...
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Cape Town

by Marinus Muller Travel and Leisure
I’m in Cape Town for a Short Holiday, I’ve been missing all my Friends and the Mountain! The trip is kind of Bitter-Sweet, on the one hand, it’s lovely to see all the Familiar Faces and on the other, it’s sad that I don’t get to see them that often! It reminds me of the fact that Life really is about the Connections you make with Others. I went and Climbed Table Mountain this morning. Besides it being one of the 7 ...
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Part 3 - Sales Funnels

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online
If you haven't read the Previous Two Posts in this Series, then Quickly Swing Past there before continuing: Part 1 Part 2 I Began this Series with a Strange Sentence: “The Function of a Sales Funnel is to Suck-In & Spit-Out.” In the Previous Two Posts I discussed the “Sucking” Part of the Equation, but what about the “Spitting” Part? Back in the Day, some Businesses had a -Sign Above their Entrance and certainly, in My Country, it was used to uphold Racist Exclusion of Clientele. The Legality ...
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Part 2 - Sales Funnels

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online
If you haven't Read my Previous Post yet, quickly swing past there... When you go shopping at the Mall, a Salesperson has a Very Small Window of Opportunity to establish the Know, Like & Trust Factors. Sales Funnels are Completely Different in This Regard… In the Widest Portion of the Sales Funnel, one of the Initial Goals is to get people’s Email Addresses, this is called “Getting Leads” and “Building Your List”. List Building is the “Holy Grail” of Digital Marketing! People are less and ...
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What is a Sales Funnel?

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online
The Function of a Sales Funnel is to Suck-In & Spit-Out. I’d Better Clarify… Many People have compared a Sales Funnel to the Shopping in a Mall Experience and to a certain extend the Analogy Holds. Imagine you’re walking through the Mall and notice a Shop Front;  there’s “Something” in the Signage, in the Window Display, in the Colours used, in the Banners and Wording, the General "Look & Feel" of the Place, that Peaks your Interest. Most of the time, you notice and Move ...
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The Most Valuable Digital Skill

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online
What do you think is the Most Important thing to Learn Online? What makes a Successful Digital Business? Is it good Quality Content? Is it a Large Following? Is it Effective Sales Conversion? All these things are very important to your Success, but First, there is Something Else to Learn… The Most Important Digital Skill is learning How to Drive Traffic! You can have the most Valuable Content, the nicest Looking Website, the most amazing Products & Services, but if No One knows you Exist, then it ...
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The Hero’s Journey

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin…” These are the Iconic Lines from Neo in the, now classic, The Matrix (1999). The “Hero’s Journey” tells the Story of how Mr. Thomas A. Anderson becomes Neo. It is also ...
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Recommended Videos For You

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
I have to be Honest I've been stuck in YouTube Land for the Last Month! Every night during and after Dinner I go through my Recommended List and “Watch Later” all the videos that Peak my Interest, with the Intention that afterwards I will do some Work, some Research, some Growth Provoking Reading, but in inevitably before I can blink it’s 10PM, 11PM and Time to go to Bed. The power of viewing Mindless Content is in its Numbing Properties. It really Switches ...
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Because You're Worth It

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
The great thing about being in your early 40s, is that you get Really Bored with your Own Bullshit! In my previous Blog, I touched on feeling “Not Good Enough.” - at This Age in my life the Insecurities, Uncertainties, and Doubts I grew up with feel less and less Valid or Potent. In fact, all the Reasons I used to cling to for why I'm not Achieving my Goals, why I am not Chasing my Dreams, why I am not Open ...
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Invisible Billboard

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
Let's do a Thought Experiment: Imagine for a moment that Strapped to your Shoulders and rising Behind & Above your head, there is a Billboard. On it appears Every Thought you have in Real Time in Text-Form, like sentences streaming across a Teleprompter. Every Single Person you meet can read on it the Thoughts you are having. If This was So, we would all Spend a Tremendous Amount of Effort & Energy Clearing our Thoughts and bringing a Greater Control over our Internal Chatter. Imagine ...
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Are you a Pitcher or a Catcher?

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
Hopefully, some of you got the Sexual Innuendo? I know you've heard the Saying: “It is Better to Give than to Receive.” But Why? I grew up in a very Religious Family and they would tell you that this is because it is The Right Thing To Do,  you give for Altruistic Reasons,  it is God's Work... I don't think this is the Case. Giving is Better than Receiving Because of how it makes you Feel about Yourself and Who You Are In The World. When you find yourself in ...
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Find Your Voice

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement, Communications
Find Your Arena Though I work with people for a living I've often been told that my First Impression is Not Great. I come across as Aloof and Moody. It takes a while for people to warm up to me, and yet on Facebook I'm a favorite Poster/Commenter. I think this has to do with Insecurity in the Moment when Meeting people face-to-face for the First Time, as opposed to having the opportunity for my Creative Juices to Flow Freely when I'm sitting on ...
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Conditions May Apply...

by Marinus Muller Self Improvement
For many years I suffered from a sort of Body Dysmorphia. I always Imagined that I should be More Muscular and Sexier than what I was, and because the Image I saw in the Mirror did not Match my Idealised Vision, it always left me feeling down. It took me a long time to Realise, what should have been Obvious; that my body is really only a Reflection of all the things I have Done with it and all the things I ...
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What’s Behind The Curtain?

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications
It took me awhile to Realise why Bloggers & YouTubers give away so much Free Content. Whatever Industry you can Imagine, there is Someone Online Giving away Amazing Information on their Subject for Free. What do they Know, that Most People don’t? They're Building a Following and an Audience. It really is just a Numbers Game; Of all the people that Follow them Online and Find their Free Information Valuable, a Small Percentage Will go on to buy their E-Books, Courses & Products. Some will Sign ...
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These Endless Moments...

by Marinus Muller Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Take a Moment with Me: I Blog Twice a Week, Click the Blue Box Bellow if you'de like to Hear from Me.
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No Guru

by Marinus Muller Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Massive Egos, Assholes, and Idiots! This is the YouTube Fitness Scene. A year ago, before I started seriously training at Gym, I spent a few months Researching the How, the What and the When. As many of you know; the YouTube Fitness Scene is HUGE! So many Opinions, so many Points of View, so many really Crazy-Talented Individuals, and besides the Egos, Assholes & Idiots mentioned above, there are some really Well-Informed, Amazing Leaders to be found as well! However, just like on Instagram; it's so easy ...
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Dream The Future

by Marinus Muller Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
Most people, when asked to Imagine their Dream Future, will come up with the Big Things; “I want to Own a 120-foot Yacht.” “I want to Travel the World” “I want to Take my Whole Family to Hawaii...” These are all Great, but because they are so Far Removed from most of our Everyday Experiences, they stay Unreal &  Fictitious. Let's do a Thought Experiment: Imagine you Win $100M tomorrow in the State Lottery. (I find this to be a Valuable Excercise, we often use the lack of ...
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How To Change

by Marinus Muller Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
Step One: Clearly See & Accept Where You Are. It is impossible to change unless you Know where you’re Starting From. You know the maps you find and Shopping Centres, with the arrow pointing; “You are Here”. It’s the same with Change; Start Here. Take Stock; Look at all the things you've Achieved and the things you haven’t. What Skills do you have, what Relationships have you built? What have you “let slide” or neglected in your life, what Challenges have you not faced? Look at the Avenues ...
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Escaping Years

by Marinus Muller Finance, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Directly after High School, I went to College to Study Chiropractic, but I was Young and Unfocused and after 3 years, of a 7-year course, I quit. I spent the rest of my 20s working in various Service Industry Jobs. At 29 I discovered Yoga, got fully into it and began Teaching a year later. I’ve been doing that for the last 12 years. Now, the thing about Yoga; It’s one of the most effective Body/Emotion/Mind-Hacks out there; You can get yourself out of a ...
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