Mind Over Matter

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

It is amazing how easy it is to fall into a victim mindset when life throws curves our way. Many people allow one difficult moment in their lives to dictate the rest of their life. They don’t see this as an opportunity to learn from the situation, but instead see it as a time to whine and complain about how unfair life is. Now it is not wrong to have feelings, after all we are all human. However, it becomes a problem when we allow that situation to alter our future, by not allowing us to move on with our lives. It is essential that we take control of our minds by carefully analyzing what we feed our mind and what we decide to act upon.

We do not have control of what happens around us, or what life throws our way, however we do have the control to decide whether we allow that situation to stop us or to launch us into the next level of our lives. So remember to fill your mind with positive things, and to always learn from every situation in order to live a life full of peace and joy in spite of what happens around us.

– Wandering Fer

Failure is Inevitable

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” -Paulo Coelho

When setting goals and following dreams in our life, one always seems to immediately think of the negative outcomes or the limitations set by our current circumstances. However, I’ve come to the realization that it doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, failure will always be inevitable. Now it is not to say that you will always fail, but rather to be reminded that in order to succeed one must know what failure is. We must take hold of every failure and learn from it. Do not let your current circumstances define your future, but rather let it push you forward towards your destiny. Learn to be grateful at every stage of your life, and never stop moving toward those goals and dreams. Remember failure is inevitable so sit back enjoy that cup of coffee and be ready to get back up and try again.

– Wandering Fer

Worship Set List Webinar Multimedia Report

 

 

Here is the link to the webinar:

https://youtu.be/Wq7YkRiKUpc

 

The following report is on the webinar “Worship Set List: Essential Tips On How To Choose The Right Songs”, this webinar is presented by Jose Alvarado, a Public Relations Specialist, and Omar Tapia, a Worship Leader, and Founder of Sonido Libre, a non-profit organization that helps out the local Hispanic church to improve their worship teams.  In this webinar they share on three main points to determine the right songs for a specific service. The points are: 1. The Thought Process, 2. The relevancy of the message, and 3. Sharing with the band. Here Omar shared from his personal experience in leading worship, and how he chooses the songs for a service. Overall this webinar was short and straight to the point. They were able to get their points across while providing insightful information.

 

 

Jose Alvarado

Pride, Not Prejudice

“If you want to be proud of yourself, then do things in which you can take pride.” -Karen Horney

As we go through life we tend to take on things that we never expected to face. Sure many times life throws those random things our way, but for the most part I think we deal with the consequences of our actions. So we must always remember to never lose sight of what makes you feel alive, joyful and full of purpose and accomplishment. It’s those things that will keep us on track, that will give you the ability to push through even when you have no energy left. Therefore always do those things that make you proud of yourself, stop living for others and start living for you. This is a new year for you to embark on that journey to find yourself if you haven’t, or to simply get back on that journey if you’ve wandered off. Live to fulfill the purpose for your life.

– Wandering Fer

Promotional Report: Worship Set List Webinar

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Worship Set List: Essential Tips on How to Choose the Right Songs

Have you ever felt as if the songs you selected for a worship service were not effective or right for the service? Have you ever felt lost or worried when choosing the songs?

Well worry no more. Omar Tapia, a local worship leader with over 20 years of experience in leading worship will be sharing essential tips and resources that will improve the overall effectivity of your worship services.

We will be having a webinar on how to choose the appropriate songs for a worship service, the thought process behind it, determining the relevancy to the message being shared, and the best way to share the set list with your team.

This webinar will be available via Facebook live on the Sonido Libre Facebook Page at 8PM on January 26th. Here is the link to the page: http://www.facebook.com/sonidolibre.talkshow.

If you think you’re the only who doesn’t know how to select the right songs, you’re wrong. You’re not alone, it takes time and discipline to develop the necessary skills, and on this webinar we will be sharing essential tips and resources that will get you on the right track to success.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the webinar feel free to contact us via email: at sonidolibre123@gmail.com .

Will & Hope

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

As the year progresses we must not allow the possible distractions or obstacles we might face to dissipate our will to try and our hope in the possibility of seeing our dreams and goals become a reality. It would be easy to simply give up when things get tough, and to justify our decision by accepting our circumstances and failures, but we must never forget that we alone have the power to continue in spite of our circumstances and failures. We must not allow life to dictate our future, but instead we must learn from our mistakes, develop the discipline necessary to see our dreams become a reality, and we must never forget the reason and purpose of why we are pushing through.

– Wandering Fer

New Year, New Mindset

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan

As the new year unfolds, it has somehow become a yearly ritual to set goals and plan the whole year. However somewhere along the way we lose sight of those goals, or are simply defeated or distracted by the things life throws our way.

As I meditated on the quote above, it became clear how often we fall into the trends without actually thinking if what we are embarking on is something we really want or if it’s simply an expectation set by society or our loved ones. In order to truly advance in life we must always be aware of the choices we make and must be prepared to paddle through until we see those goals and dreams fulfilled. Things are not going to happen on their own, sure we might get lucky every now and then when things go as planned but if we are to be honest with ourselves, we must be ready to fail along the way, and must be willing to be persistent until the end.

Take this time to plan ahead, dream big, set realistic and measurable goals that will feed your soul and allow you to finish strong.

– Wandering Fer

Buffer app review: An essential tool for the productive PR professional

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Like many other scheduling or productivity apps, Buffer has its pros and cons.

While taking into consideration the fact that Buffer offers a Free basic version, it is very useful to gain a good perspective if it is an app that suits your needs. You can schedule posts to the top social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can do all of this from your smart phone, iPad or iPod.

 

 

The Pros and Cons:

  • Pro: In the Free version of Buffer, you can connect to up to four social media accounts, and are able to schedule up to ten posts per profile.

 

  • Con: On the downside if you do require more and are able to afford a monthly payment, then it has an upgrade option called the “Awesome Plan” which allows you to connect to 10 accounts, and to schedule up to 100 posts. It is a very affordable monthly payment.

 

  • Pro: In my opinion, unlike a competitor like Hootsuite, Buffer has a much user-friendly feel to it. You can create posts, attach images from your library or even take a picture on the spot, and upload it.

 

  • Con: You have a small character limit to post, and if you want data analytics, you must upgrade to the “Business plan” which is very costly.

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Conclusion:

Overall I would say Buffer can be an essential tool to the PR professional who is getting started, and is looking for a simple application to understand the concept of scheduling posts and organizing from their mobile devices. It is designed to work great with mobile devices, however the only suggestion I have to improve the user experience would be to perhaps not have a limit on the characters for the posts. I would recommend this app to those who are looking for a simple way to keep your productivity up, and to manage your posting consistency, I would suggest your first give it a try by downloading the Free version, and then to upgrade if you are ready to use it consistently.

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If I could develop an app to suit my needs as a PR professional, I would want app that is able to sync and link all my social media platforms flawlessly. I would want the app to automatically format every post to match the platform perfectly. I would also want an app that is able to check spelling and grammar on the posts and on the hashtags.

Going Beyond Your Limitations

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If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

It’s amusing how many people set so many limits in their lives, that eventually they cease to live for their dreams and become lifeless beings who go through life envying those who are actually living their dreams in life.  I often get asked how I am able to travel so frequently even though I am not wealthy. The answer I always respond with is ” I just simply take the opportunity to do so”. There will never be a perfect time to travel, life will always throw things your way, it’s up to us, to you to make time to fulfill your dreams and goals. If you continually set limitations, you will never truly live. As Bruce Lee mentions, we must remain in those plateaus life gives us, but instead we must go beyond them.

 

-Wandering Fer