Print your own barcode.

Ever needed to print barcodes from your own computer? If you are in a band, you probably have. Yeah, you may not be able to scan the resulting barcode in a retail store, but its great if you are printing your own CDs and selling them at shows. Here’s a list of fonts that will make sure your barcode for your CD’s UPC comes out right:

http://ping.fm/3Cpea

“Just Ask” from Daily Gratitude list

Received another great email from Wes Hopper’s Daily Gratitude list entitled “Just Ask.” Its relays something that if tested, you will find to be true, amazing as it seems.

” ‘Isn’t it strange how much we know
if we only ask ourselves instead of
somebody else?”
Richard Bach

There are many wonderful things we
can learn from our teachers and
mentors, and one of those things
is to not depend on teachers!

A good teacher will introduce you
to the person who has all the best
answers for you – you!

How do you get the answers? Just
like any other conversation – ask the
question and then shut up and listen.

The shutting up part may take some
practice because our mind likes to
chatter away, but if ignored it will
quiet down.

And you need it quiet, because your
answers don’t come from your mind,
they come from your heart.

Research at the Institute of Heart Math
has shown that the heart is the strongest
electric field generator in the body, and
the heart actually has a well developed
structure of neurons just like the brain.

Yes, your heart does have a mind of its
own. There’s some scientific truth
behind the metaphysical teachings.

Get quiet, ask your questions, listen,
repeat as necessary. The heart’s
language is feelings, and ideas. You’ll
know them when they come. Take
them and act on them.

Trusting yourself creates miracles!

Blessings,
Wes

PS – This is another of the important
lessons that Hannah learns from her
personal genie in “As You Wish.” You
will love this gem of a book!

Get the info here:

http://ping.fm/Xqsho”

Btw, if you’d like to join Wes’ list, go to www.dailygratitude.com

Your True Currency may not be what you think!

I love the daily emails I receive from Wes Hopper of http://ping.fm/19UWJ

I’m posting todays’ because it is a great message about what our real currency is. Not money, but something even more powerful:

” ‘If you have an idea, you’re not broke,
and the human mind will never run out
of great ideas’
Matt Furey

Most people, when they need stuff, like
money, will wish, pray or vision the wrong
thing. They’ll focus on stuff!

That’s neither scientifically or spiritually
correct. These days both science and
spirit are converging on a view of the
Universe that no longer sees matter,
or stuff, as fundamental.

They see that at its deepest level the
Universe is formed from consciousness.

You can think of that as Mind. And the
currency of Mind is not stuff, but ideas.

Many people have found that changing
their focus to ideas has made problem
solving many times more effective.

Bob Proctor told me that when he was
first starting to learn about thinking, he
was carrying around a card with $25,000
written on it. He said, “As I looked at that
and thought about money, I started to get
ideas about how to earn money.”

When he acted on the ideas, he went
from deeply in debt to wealthy in one
year! Yes, he had to work very hard, but
he did. And he runs his international
business on ideas to this day.

Take time every day for your personal
time of meditation, prayer, or contemplation.
The mind is most creative when relaxed.

Give your mind your question. “OK, mind,
how can I …..?” Then relax and let go.

Look for ideas, not stuff, to show up in
their own good time. Sometime when
you least expect it.

Then act on them. If you have an idea,
you’re not broke, and the Universe is
full of ideas.

Listen, act and expect miracles!

Blessings,
Wes

PS – Look for examples of ideas in the
stories in “Success: A Spiritual Matter”
as successful marketers share how
they built their success.

Get the info here:

http://ping.fm/dnD2Y

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Gmail Trouble. Workaround & “What does Gmail’s ‘502 Server Error’ page mean”?

Have you seen the Gmail “502 Server Error” page?  Today, at around 4:20PM EST, I saw it for the first time and it basically means the server is overloaded – check back later.  Are you having trouble accessing email.  Gmail is well aware of it, as you can see from the latest blog post on the problem.

This is a first for me but I’m sure its not the only time its ever happened to Gmail.

After 15 minutes of checking,  I began to wonder if in the future I should use less email fwd accounts and more hosted accounts, given I’m at Gmails mercy.

Good news is I’m having success using www.google.com/ig as a workaround.

Looking forward to service being restored soon!

The truth about US CD sales, Soundscan and the independent artist.

Although most of us are all too familiar with the plight of the major label CD sales business model, the truth is, CD sales remains a viable source of revenue for performing independent, DIY and unsigned artists.  That trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down iether.

Unfortunately, the majority of these sales go unreported to Soundscan, but we’ve put out a free report to not only shed light on this issue, but to assist independent artists with leveraging ALL their sales:

FREE report on Soundscan and the independent Artist

Enjoy and be sure to post your comments regarding this FREE report.