What has been happening on this site, and a few thoughts on life from Tony
24th July - In 1920 a doctor called W.H. Bates wrote a book called 'The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses'. It is a magnificent book of 334 pages, and I have been lucky enough to get a copy of it. It describes research that Dr. Bates did, and the treatments he used to cure vision problems without using glasses. The copyright on the material has expired, so I am putting it into an e-book, complete with all the photographs and diagrams that were in the original. It should be ready in the next few days, and I'll then post a download link here for it.
10th July - I am back from working on some other projects, and a short holiday with no internet access, in Estonia - and the summer has arrived in Finland. It may be very short so I am making the most of it
18th June - I have been away from this site for a while, but here is an update. I've become very interested in the connection between sleep habits and patterns, and how effectively we can use our minds. This came about as a result of moving to a temporary apartment while our usual apartment is being renovated. The temporary apartment is much noisier and over the last weeks I had noticed that I was working less and less effectively, taking longer to complete tasks, forgetting what I was up to, and lacking focus. While I was trying to understand what was happening I came across some information on sleep deprivation. Guess what!! The symptoms matched my symptoms very well. I bought some earplugs, and the next day felt better than I had for a long time. The following day and I was back to my old normal enthusiastic, dynamic self! I knew that the noise was waking me but I didn't understand either how often, or what the effect was. The sleep research I have now studied tells me that many people, when they are woken up by something, fall straight back to sleep again, and often don't remember waking up. However their sleep cycle starts over again. Most researchers believe that REM sleep, which starts after about 70 to 90 minutes of sleep, is the time when the mind is active in sorting and processing data. If a person wakes up 5 or so times a night (even though they don't remember it) they may get very little or even no REM sleep. Since then I have discussed this with some of my coaching clients, who felt that they were lacking focus, and they have reported similar dramatic changes by doing something to reduce the impact of things that used to sometimes disturb their sleep. 22ndMay - Now working on my Acne site. There are still a few bugs but I think I am getting the hang of bringing subject specific news to each page. Tons of articles are loaded and many links to other relevant sites.
18thMay - I have been working on my directory site for information about sleep. I have also updated the sponsors page and am waiting for feedback from google, before I put it online.
15thMay - Google looked at the site again yesterday, and took another copy of the home page. I have discovered that the google ranking is just a measure of how often google indexes the site. It doesn't change how the pages are displayed when someone does a search.
13thMay - I have spent the last three days doing things to try and raise the google ranking of this site. Let's see what the result is next time google checks.
10thMay - The Google bot has been through the site and cached all the pages, but no change to the rankings.
9thMay - I finally sent out the newsletter. You can see it at http://www.mypowerfulmind.com/newsletters/newsletter/1793373/15939.htm and there are a few free special offers there - take a look now. I'll be interested to see if the people of Oulu are interested in attending my next "The Power of the Mind" training scheduled to start on June - Last day to book is Wednesday 5pm. It doesn't matter where you are living, feel free to come to this training. Successful people (including me) would and have walked a thousand kilometers to get this sort of information. Take this opportunity to make a difference for the rest of your life.
7thMay - Well a lot has happened in the last week, but I have not updated this. The newsletter is finished, but I will review it tomorrow before I send it out. I'm trying to set up an RSS feed so that people can see new articles as soon as they are ready. It is proving to be a bit of a challenge. The coaching and project management pages are live, and there is a short term special offer for anyone to have a free coaching session to see what coaching is all about. The Science of Getting Rich audio is now available free. Click here to get it. MSN spidered the site yesterday.
1st May - Still waiting for the new internet connections, hopefully it will be running on Tuesday. I have put the first Coaching and Project Management services page live today. See it here. The newsletter will be a few days late as a result of limited access to the internet, but things should be back to normal in a few days.
22nd April - I'm still having trouble with getting the shopping cart to connect to e-bay. Frustrating but I'm learning heaps. I will not have as much contact with the web site or email until 3rd of May, as the broadband connection to my temporary apartment (while this one has the building water and electricity system replaced) will not be connected until then. In the background I am preparing material to launch my coaching services from this site. I'll inform everyone in the newsletter when it is up and running.
18th April - Fixed some problems in my article 'Accepting our Rejected Thoughts'. There is a problem when I copy text from a word document into a web page, some of the characters like ' turn into ?. I didn't notice some of these when I put this article on the site. I also added my article The Thought Force and our Feelings to the articles page. I hope you find it thought provoking and useful. Tomorrow there is a free introduction to 'The Power of the Mind' training. It is at 5pm in the Harmoniahuone office - more info here
16th April - Updated the index page to put a better description of what mind power is. It is hard to describe the amazing effect that using mind power has on the results you get from life. Your mind is like the operating system and programs that run you computer. Power users of computers, who understand the features of the operating system and programs, and use those features, get fantastic results from them. Power users, who understand what their mind is, what is in it, and how to use it, get fantastic results from life. It doesn't matter if they want to be healthier, wiser, haver better relationships, better health or more wealth in any area of their lives, if they use their minds to help them, the results are much better.
14th April - Trying to understand the google adsense setup. I've added some code to the bottom of this page to see how the ads show up. I think I need a bit more time to play, and to look at other sites to see how they are displaying their ads. The newsletter is getting close to being ready to send.
13th April - Returned from Oulu last night, after a wonderful time meeting old friends and new. I have loaded all the new email addresses in the newsletter database, and cleaned out all the old unconfirmed addresses. I've started preparing a new newsletter - hopefully it will be ready to go out tomorrow. Still catching up on the email from the time I spent in Oulu without an internet connection.
6th April - Published some of my articles around the web repositories, in the hope that it will help the search engines rank the site a bit higher. The googlebot doesn't seem to have called yet!
5th April - Loaded hit counters on every page.
4th April - Rearranged the front page and renamed it as http://www.mypowerfulmind.com/index.html - hopefully this is a bit easier for search engines to find. Preparing for the information evening tomorrow at Harmoniahuone in Helsinki. Please come along.
31st March 2005 - Added Questions and Comments form to make it easy for people to contact us. Cleaned up a few errors with the shopping cart.
29th March 2005 - Converted shopping cart to US Dollars so that Paypal payments will work, using Paypal or Credit Card.
28th March 2005 - The Achieving Your Goals program is now available. More info here. I am still trying to get pricing in Euros working, but have now found that US Dollars are hard coded into the credit card and paypal links, so will change pricing to US Dollars over the next few days. It is frustrating that none of the hosting companies that make it easy to set up a business web site quickly seem to realise that there is a whole world outside North America. If anyone can point me to a provider that can support multi-currencies and multiple languages, and be set up by someone with little knowledge of web design or programming, please let me know by email to Tony@mypowerfulmind.com
25th March 2005 - The Program in development that had been called the Success Training Home Study program, has been renamed to Achieving Your Goals. It is still a home study program and is in the form of a series of 17 lessons. Each lesson consists of an audio (MP3) file. People who want to do the Home Study program will receive a series of emails with instructions for going to a web page, where they can either play the file, or download it to play it later. The first 6 lessons have been uploaded to the web site today, the other lessons have been recorded but still have to be edited before they can be uploaded. That should be complete over the next few days.
23rd March 2005 - There have been some changes to the program for Oulu in April. I will now only be there from the evening of the 8th to the 12th, so I am changing the calendar now. This also means that I cannot offer the training that was scheduled for the 14th and 15th - My apologies to the people who wanted to attend that training. I have now re-scheduled the 'Image of the Mind training' for Tuesday 12th at 5pm. The good news is that it is now 3 hours so we can cover more material but the price is still only Euro 20.00 The new training program that teaches a practical system for thinking is well under way. The first lessons have been recorded, and there will be more work done after Easter. This will be a home-study program consisting of audio files and a workbook. If you ever wanted to improve your skill at thinking this is for you. After taking this training program you will be able to think through difficult situations with real clarity, and be sure that you have not missed important details. Everyone you come into contact with will be impressed with your clear and insightful thinking. This program will be released before the end of April. I also added my article on Time Management that was in the last newsletter, to the articles page here. A reviewer of articles published on the internet has added Tony McGlinn to their list of expert authors, in the subjects of Psychology, Thinking and the Mind. That is nice recognition from an international organisation.
17th March 2005 - Published an articles page here. and added an article describing how our mind naturally prevents us from accepting, or even entertaining new ideas, and what we can do about that. read it here. I'm still struggling to get rid of the $ sign that appears in all the shopping cart pages. All prices are in Euros. I have sent the newsletter out, even though there is still one problem with it - Finnish characters still show as ?
16th March 2005 - Published the new Sales page for 'The Power of the Mind' training. You can see it here. Added 'The Power of the Mind' Helsinki course to the shopping catalog, and made the shopping cart live. See it here. I am aware of some problems with pages not loading and have done some testing today, and asked for help from my hosting service.
15th March 2005 - Built a new sales page for 'The Power of the Mind' training course. I will review it again tomorrow before publishing it. Got the shopping cart working, but catalog needs updating before it goes live.
13th March 2005 - Subscribers from my personal list are now all on the email list, and should have received emails asking them to confirm if they want to be subscribed to the newsletter. Also transferred the people who registered for the free book across to the newsletter list, as promised in the write up for the book. I have to figure out how to automate this. The newsletter draft is ready, and waiting for some feedback from Sari about our timetable in Oulu. I discovered that the newsletter draft is visible on the newsletter page, even though it is not posted yet. Maybe I will compose it off-line in future, or put up a warning that the final version may be different. I also have to decide if I will include an article on preparing for the use of time in this newsletter - the newsletter is quite big already, but I have articles written to last for quite a while, so may put it in.
12th March 2005 - Rewrote the Newsletter page completely. Hopefully visitors will now understand why they should signup for the newsletter. Have a look at it here. I also cleaned up hidden pages and files that I have been using for testing. It is amazing how quickly the junk builds up!
10th March 2005 - A few cosmetic changes.
8th March 2005 - Added a calendar at http://www.mypowerfulmind.com/page/page/1799118.htm and entered the training dates for Helsinki for April. The Oulu schedule will be added later in the week. Started preparing an introduction e-mail to send to my list, introducing the web-site. Parts of it will be included in the first newsletter, which should go out over the week-end.
6th March 2005 - Cleaned up the Home page and added a Newsletter page (but no newsletter yet). Uploaded the book, The Go-Getter, by Peter Kyne, which I finished making into an ebook yesterday, and created an auto responder to deliver it to anyone who wants it. Created this blog page. Cleaned up the course information on http://www.harmoniahuone.com. Now I'm off to study some Finnish - There is a test tomorrow, and I have missed the lessons for the last 6 weeks while I have been in New Zealand.