What is an easy way to play amazon s3 audio files on your blog?

I did a little research, and if I am not misunderstanding what I read, this is what I found out for you on audio streamed from Amazon S3: you set up your audio as usual, but you put the whole url, complete with http:// as the source of the audio.

Robert Plank
In my research I found one paid and one not paid resource. The paid is Mike Stewart's software, S3 media player, you must become a member of his paid site or a plugin called micro audio for wordpres I like the last one, very small footprint, very flexible.

I wonder what Robert will say about that it could be an opening for him, maybe, for another great plugin. Robert?

I am going to test Jim Edwards audio presentation wizard, and report back to you as well. OK?

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Will You Succeed or Will You Fail in Internet Marketing?

When you ask people what made them who they are today, invariably all of them answer a version of the same thing: The past.

How they express this varies: my parents, my schooling, what I have been doing, my genes, etc. etc. but all in all, they all mean the same: what makes me who I am today is the past.

If that were true, that would be bad news, really.

Imagine that it is true. Now see yourself trying to be successful online. Given your track record, and your genes, and your past behavior, how much chance do you have for success?

I'd love to say zero, but it would be unfair to many of you. So instead, I answer it in a way that applies to all of you:

The same as yesterday. Or a year ago...

Now, that is a total bummer, isn't it?

And it is total hogwash. It is a lie. It is an illusion.

If that were true, no change would be possible. And people do change. Not many, not often, but they do.

If change weren't possible, then...

People would not suddenly become winners, they would never move out of their current predicament.

Jim Edwards would still be living in a trailer park delivering newspapers every morning. Probably alone, because his wife would not have put up with it this long... :-)

Mike Littman would still be working at a local store selling wares, live in a rented room, and would not be a celebrated coach and entrepreneur.

I would be still depressed every day and bemoan my portion in life.

I would give you more examples, but I want to go on with this... this is so important.

If your past gives your who you am today, then you am screwed... so maybe it is the circumstances that give you the chance or no chance for success, isn't that true?

Maybe, let's look: Have you ever read the statistics about lottery winners? They all felt that the winnings destroyed their lives. They spent or lost the money they won in two-six years, and were worse off than they were before the winnings.

So what is the truth about this?

Who you are being, at any moment, is given by the future you live into.

What do I mean by that? If your mindset is that of a pauper, your mind will make sure continue living like a pauper.

If your mindset is that of a millionaire, you can lose everything and it will come back to you faster than you made your first million.

But how do you know what your mindset is? Answer: look around you, look at your life, and see what you have, what you do, who you hang out with. They all come from your mindset.

Oh no, Sophie, that is bad news. So how do I change that? I want to be rich, live the easy life... how can I get that?

My answer to this: change the future you live into.

Easier said than done.

Most people think they can do it once, and then it is all done... but you must create an appealing future many times, every day, for the rest of your life, if you want the change to stick.

Because it is very true that the past has a hold on your future, and it is not very willing to let go.

A friend of mine got very ill a few years ago. She had no idea it had anything to do with her until one day a kindly massage therapist suggested that she avoids any negativity in her environment, including talking daily to her excessively negative mother. Including watching television. Including reading the newspaper.

She made that sacrifice, and she got well.

But the past and negativity is catching up with her nowadays: I read her emails and she is always pissed about something, hates something else... how long is she going to stay well, physically and financially?

My prediction is: not long, if she doesn't catch herself. And FAST.

She used to have a daily ritual to put herself in a winning state of mind, and she has been slacking off. Or maybe she started to talk to her mother... or some other negative folks... students maybe?

Anyway, what you want to be left with is this: Change the future you live into and you can change yourself into a person who can and will have that future. Then you can buy an internet marketing program and suck out every juicy benefit... and make more money with it... instead of having it collect dust on your shelf or hard drive... Do you know what I am talking about?

I am a master at helping people change their mindset... while I guide you in YOUR business.

I have unique programs where people start a new business and I coach them through it while having plenty of opportunity to change their mindset. My next coaching program will be starting in a few weeks.

This program is not right for everyone who is interested in it, and I only take people for whom it is right.

If you would like to have a personal phone call with me to see if you are eligible, if there is a fit for you, please email me at

mavencentral@gmail.com and I'll find a suitable time through email correspondence...

I hope to speak with you soon.

In the meantime, I have a gift for you:

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Go and get it.

Talk to you soon,

Sophie Maven Central

Mastermind Groups, Brainstorming, Mindmapping

Socrates Socratous, Marketing Beginners, and Jim Edwards programs have been teaching me valuable and usable information lately...

I did an internet marketing webinar that was a whole weekend with Socrates Socratous this past weekend. It asked a usual question differently and -- surprise -- the answer was different.

Socrates is a great teacher. In addition to the great content, what's great about his webinars is that he allows the participants to brainstorm, so it is a natural continuation of things to form a mastermind group.

We had our first session, a conference call, and it was very useful to see where everyone is at.

One of the questions came up how can someone send people to another website through a redirect link instead of an affiliate link. The best free solution I have ever seen is at http://www.sophieslist.com/redirectvideo

It's a site with about 48 videos that include this one, how to redirect without every revealing the affiliate link. I am a member on a lot of sites that offer how-to videos, but this is far the best, and it is free. I use it, refer to it all the time... and I've been a member for almost two years... but you forget things, so it is good that it's there.

Another resource that I find invaluable and would not cancel if I had to eat beans and rice for a week is Jim Edwards' membership site, at http://www.sophieslist.com/netr

It will be mandatory for anyone in my coaching/apprentice/incubator program to subscribe to that... a lot of what you need to build a successful and very profitable information business is there, in a clear, concise, visual way. Jim Edwards is the special marketing teacher who doesn't believe in giving useful but incomplete information like most others. That's why I stick with him, and that's why I want to use his material to train others with.

His latest webinar was on brainstorming and it was the best in that topic. And it was effective: I have started to use the tools I have, and now I can see that I can launch this incubator program very soon... whereas without using the brainstorming tools I have been quite stuck... :-(

Internet Marketing Kindergarten

In this article I start the conversation about Universal Laws that you can unwittingly and unknowingly violate and fail before you start.

I posted a "note" on my facebook profile today... on the universal law, The Law of Process, that is dismissed by millions of wannabees... and that may be the most important insight I have ever had with regards to why people don't act in spite of their lofty dreams.

And then later today I heard Jim Edwards' inspired rant about the same thing... using his own going-to-the-gym as an example of how one can actually take action on what they want... in his case, go to the gym and work out, seriously.

And I also heard his resigned "ehh" off camera at the end of the video.

We, coaches, all feel that way. We want you to succeed... we can take you to the water, but we can't force you to drink.. And, it seems, you don't, even though, you say, you are thirsty....

So my note, and my planned Internet Kindergarten may be a solution for some... I won't kid myself that it is for everyone... but for the ones that if you put their snout into the water, they wake up, they say "water" and start drinking it...

Are you one of them?

Send me an email at mavencentral-339076@autocontactor.com
to get yourself on my notification list.

It will be fun.