Author: Alan

Changing Lives for Fun & Profit

As I write this, I’m getting ready to start a new class in my local area on how to start and run a business that is both enjoyable and profitable, while focusing on helping others. I have several intentions for this class. First, I want to help the students create a profitable business they’ll enjoy in the shortest time possible.  Ideally, those who attend the class will start to see a profit before the 9-week

Mailing List Managers – Mautic vs. Mailwizz

Email communications is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running an online business, second only to the system used to actually process sales and product delivery. Even in a world with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media, nothing is quite as effective as being able to send your customers and prospects an email message with helpful advice and special offers. Recently, I decided it was time to move away from the

Changing Lives for Fun and Profit

I recently presented a workshop focused on helping folks find a fun and rewarding way to earn a living, and maybe even become financially wealthy. One of the things I really love about the audience for this workshop is that they are focused on being of service to the world around them.  I love this because it reflects a belief I picked up from Zig Ziglar many years ago — “You can get anything you

Exploring a New System

About a year ago, I rebuilt this blog site with WordPress. This has worked well, so over the last week, I’ve rebuilt the PowerKeys Publishing website with WordPress.  Now, I’m switching the system that handles email from arpReach to Mautic. Or, at least, I’m exploring Mautic to see if it’s going to be a good fit for me. I had learned of Mautic, a free open-source marketing automation tool, a few years ago.  Back then,

Winter Reflection

Here it is less than 2 weeks before Christmas, and I finally have a chance to sit down and breathe again.  WOW!  What a year! I know I’m not the only one who feels that life continues to speed up at a phenomenal rate.  Most of the folks I talk to and work with feel the same way.  In fact, just last night, someone said that time itself is speeding up. Speaking of last night,

A Trip to Egypt – A PowerPoint Presentation

I’m adding a new video to my portfolio here to showcase how a PowerPoint presentation may be converted to an online presentation. The challenge with doing videos of a live presentation using PowerPoint is that often, the lights are dimmed so the audience can see the screen, and rarely is is possible to get a clean video of the material projected. Not much can be done about recording video in a dark room.  You either

Unlocking Your Infinite Prayer Power

I just posted the video from my talk last night at the local Coptic Center.  In this talk, I provide some details on how we can increase our ability to use the 3 key factors which make prayer work, namely Faith, Focus, and Feeling. This talk wraps up with a guided walkthrough of the Harmonic Prayer process, in which I introduced a new element to help increase your faith in the coming manifestation. Enjoy!

Drum Washing

I attended an event last night which included a special type of drum circle / healing service called a “Drum Washing”. Essentially, a group of us stood around a person sitting in the center of the circle and drummed, aiming the vibrations of the drum towards the person receiving the healing energies. Here is the recording of the drumming parts, edited for continuity. Enjoy!

Stars, Spells, Secrets, and Sorcery

As I’m preparing for another talk here in my local area, I’m reminded of the first book I found which opened the doors to the REALITY of metaphysical phenomenon.  “Stars, Spells, Secrets, and Sorcery” by Barbara Haislip. Still have a copy on my bookshelf since that was such a significant turning point in my life. That book introduced me to astrology, numerology, palmistry, divination, and some simple techniques for manifesting a desired result. I remember