Keeping It Free: A Free Resource
The goal of this site is to benefit the greatest number of people by maintain this site as a “free resource.”
To make this possible you may find some advertising, affiliate links, as well as an opportunity for you make a financial contribution if you have received some benefit.
These will not interfere with your personal development and self improvement experience. Your experience and development is paramount. Nothing should interfere with that.
I would love to work for free but that is not practical or possible. However, money is not a primary consideration in anything I do. I know what your thinking, “Yeah right!” Bet you didn’t know I was also a mind reader. We are all just a little skeptical when people say things like that. And yet it is my genuine desire. My sincere motivation is to help you to succeed.
I wish to provide growth and success tools to as many people as possible. To help with cost you will occasionally find Affiliate Links. I will only endorse affiliate products that I believe will add value to you, your teams, businesses, organizations, and associations.
The opinions expressed on www.geraldpaul.com may not always reflect the opinions of the Gerald Paul (aka “G”). If I write or present something here that helps you grow and develop then that is great. In fact, that’s the purpose, and your welcome to apply any strategies you find here to your life.
I reserve the right to say something stupid, I often do. If I do just ignore me. It is my stupidity, not yours, and I’m willing to change my thinking in my time. Feel free to disagree with me about anything but do it on your own time. Life is to short for unnecessary conflict. I do not guarantee that you will achieve any results from anything I say as I cannot monitor your application of strategies or your level of commitment to them. I can’t even guarantee that you understood my intentions correctly. Communication is tough at the best of times. However, you will find helpful and even life changing strategies here if you are willing to work at it and take responsibility for your decisions.
If you attempt any physical changes in your life as a result of something I say or write, then please do so carefully and not excessively. Balance is always best. Be sure to see your doctor to ensure that you are physically able to make any changes you think will be good for you.
I make every effort to provide accurate information and helpful strategies so that readers can grow and develop into the people they are meant to be. That is my sincere desire. But please use your discretion and be wise when applying strategies or information, as everyone is different and different people may respond differently to different strategies. Some may need to adjust strategies to fit their circumstances, strengths, and weaknesses.
If you hurt yourself, suffer a loss, an inconvenience, or experience some damage, as a result of making use of information on this site, then I can’t compensate you in any way…ever. Who knows…maybe your as silly as me. Sorry, that was meant to be a little humor…very little…obviously. But did you laugh?
One final necessity. I will, from time to time, use advertising or affiliates to generate some kind of allowance. After all, no one can work for free. Use products at your own discretion. I cannot be responsible for your experience with any product. I will try to recommend only worthwhile products that will add value to your life, but I’m not all knowing. If your experience is otherwise, beyond was is reasonable, then please let me know and I will rethink my involvement with and perhaps even remove the product altogether.
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Contributions and Financial Gifts
Contributions will soon be accepted to keep this website free, and to expose as many people as possible to growth and success strategies. My goal is for everyone to have access to such material. If you can help someone else by contributing then please do. My long term goal is to begin an international peace foundation to provide success material for and to raise the quality of life of those who have limited financial means.
The current “Comment Policy” is to have no comments. There are those who might disagree with this decision and if you fall into that camp then I do apologize. I have dedicated considerable thoughtful energy and much research time to this decision.
I am not a blogger in the strictest sense. I am a Professional Motivational Keynote Speaker, Success Life Coach, Speaking and Presentation Coach, Author and Writer. As such, this site is not a “Blog,” which strictly speaking is a “Web Log” and explains why blogs have traditionally been build around day/month/year formats. Admittedly, the blogging world has changed and developed, even matured, considerably in recent years to become more than just a “Web Log.” Though the majority likely still fall into this category.
This site is dedicated to the development of success strategies to help you achieve success and happiness in life. While there is room for discussion, and from time to time that door may be opened to serve a specific purpose, the goal of this site is to dedicate time and resources to research and development. This will limit the amount of time available to manage comments, which are often abused anyway.
The purpose of this is simply to allow more time for creating valuable content for you. Statistically only 10% of readers leave infrequent comments, and only 1% leave comments regularly. This suggests that the majority of web surfers really don’t care about comments. What they want is valuable life changing content.
My own experience is that comments rarely add valuable insight to any given article, and are often simply geared toward self marketing. I could be wrong, it would not be the first time, but that observation has come after reading hundreds of blogs and wadding tediously through comments that added little value to the article. Although, I do admit that from time to time I have been pleasantly surprised by insightful comments.
I think comments have the potential to add value, but we have a long way to go before the majority use them to add value in a positive way.
Some bloggers might feel that not having comments is an arrogant admission that I somehow assume that I have the final word on subject matter. This is often the argument against those who do not have comments on their sites. But, in a sense, that in itself is an arrogant criticism of an author. How can someone assume to know why a person does or does not allow comments. Always surprises me how critical we can be, and how many assumptions we are willing to make of others.
But let me state clearly, for the record, that not having comments is not an arrogant assumption that I somehow have the last word on any subject. That would clearly be a ridiculous admission for anyone to make—though I’m sure some might try. This is not the case here. Any more than it is true that brilliant authors through the years, who have written masterful and life changing books, have assumed that only their voice mattered. I definitely do not have the final word. Although I do strive to be accurate, informative, and above all, helpful.
If and/or when it becomes clear that comments will add value to this site then I will be the first to turn them on. Send your feedback if you like via the contact form. If warranted I would certainly consider adding your input, or perhaps even dedicating an article to your comment. Until then enjoy the content of this site. I genuinely strive to add valuable content to the world of the web and those surfing its electronic wave.
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