07/27/16 - It Never Helps to Quit by #MYMOLLYDOLL #LeslieFischman
It never helps to quit. When things are not going right and negativity kicks in, we are allowed to take a step back but its never appropriate to start a project and then quit when we experience a loss of direction and/or focus. Never say anything that will cause more harm than good. If it hurts to say it then it hurts to hear it, a good rule of thumb for decision making when it comes to making decisions for yourself and for your Campaign. Once you start Campaigning dont stop no matter what. This is something I must now remind myself of, even when ridiculed, or experiencing loss of focus and or ability to succeed. My personal success is not as important during times such as these. What is most important is that I am present and contribute generously and with good intent to help others. Always look out for everyone, do what is in their best interests, which is to continue making sense not of the past or the present or future but just of myself and my experiences. The better able I am to understand myself -the better able others will be able to understand me and interpret things I have written in the past. I feel like when we are paranoid we get defensive and think only of what others think, this is what causes delusions, instead of seeing what is and by memory what has occurred, we absorb the negative interpretations which become apart of our disposition. When our disposition is messed up, we experience difficulty seeing the positive and sound like we have an attitude or ungreatful and negative not appreciating what we do have only seeing what we do not have. When this occurs we have difficulty being present and demonstrate happiness for others, our own unhappiness interferes with the ability for others to connect with us empathize with us, seeing us only in terms of problems. -You may not see the benefit in criticism or differences of opinion at the get go, but be assured that people would not share their feelings or opinions if they did not care about you want to help you succeed in life find happiness too. When you are lost it is important to listen. The more you listen the better suited you are to lead and help others by sharing your experiences. Achievement means nothing when it comes to alcohol and drug addiction, you will also be seen in terms of your failures. How you will be able to reverse those judgments is by demonstrating a clear understanding of why you are where you are now and that it is because of your own decision making not because of anyone else thats come into your life, or harmed you. You choose where you go from every experience you have in life, whether to self harm or rehabilitate be strong. Quitting is not the correct response. At least be present Sober & Clean and sleep every night. Deal. That is why you are not feeling well Leslie, not taking on a leadership position today, backing out. True. Sorry. I'll do some research today and find some worksheets homework for us to look through individually as guidance when we experience loss, sadness, or lose faith. Quitting is not the answer. Sorry.
By: Leslie Fischman
Date Posted: 07/17/2016
I'm building a Company. That's how I was taught Marketing.
I was taught to be aggressive as a Business Woman. That's how we were taught at Smart Circle. -We were taught to be energetic rehash rehash rehash product in hand intro self over and over again give them options, etc. I then applied to my Blogs. Maybe unusual writing, but that was a job I made for myself to keep busy [productive]. -I didn't even have a product when I started [but School Outlines] why I made an App with a Twitter Widget, and published my Twitter Newsfeed with Amazon.com.
I started out disorganized because I was trying to get organized on the brink of aha that's how you are manic puzzling stuff together brain mapping. I keep everything in my head. Then you have to perform hope it comes out pretty and you made the right choices focuses [and] where.
I'm calm now because I have a routine. Then I did not have a routine brainstorming. Order of importance how to market self with what kinds of items why what's important and how to integrate jobs as I go and with what a re-blogable space like we discussed. I can hashtag all my Brands on Wordpress and re-blog once a week Ads. That's so cool to me but I can't see that if I don't know how to work something. -Or hook up my Tweet Jukebox to my Newsfeed and put Ads out automatically once a week like I did my Shopify Ads.
This is how I learned Marketing and Applied it to my Blogging Online.
By: Leslie Fischman
Date Posted: 07/17/2016
Since opening its doors in September 2013, mymollydoll.com has been a consistent provider of information and scholastic achievements (writing samples). The purpose of MYMOLLYDOLL online has always been to provide an accurate picture of who Leslie Fischman is by placing her Portfolio Online for public viewing and reference. During the period leading up to the launch of her first website, Leslie Fischman struggled with Alcoholism after leaving Law School, and the mental illness that follows from Alcohol Abuse. Focusing on School and building her Online Portfolio is how Leslie Fischman has managed to stay Sober, put together, and represent MYMOLLYDOLL her first Campaign online.
Today, MYMOLLYDOLL and her Blogs have acquired 10,000+ Followers, while her Websites have carried up to 1500 Visitors in one day. She's been able to maintain positive momentum in the very competitive field of Blogging by staying true to character and being herself online, whether recovered or experiencing mental illness due to past drug and alcohol abuse, she continues to show signs of improvement as her anxieties about the future and insecurities wane. By continuing her legal education online, MYMOLLYDOLL has been able to grow both professionally and personally, even setting aside time away from school to launch her second Campaign online for Brady Campaign, a Blogging Campaign (i.e. bloggingcampaign.wordpress.com) formerly known as #BradyMusicCampaign for @Bradybuzz.
As a Masters Student MYMOLLYDOLL has had three jobs paid: two jobs in Law and one job in Tech. When Leslie Fischman lost her second job in Law, due to a falling out with her Boss Ron Hacker, due to the disapproval of her Parents (Leslie was paid as a Host and Housekeeper to Airbnb Properties) -she had a nervous breakdown and started running again. Her best runs were on Santa Monica Beach, Leslie ran in the Sand for up to 2 hours and 30 mins multiple times a month, beginning in October 2015. She then met with Rhubarb Studios after attending a Holiday Party Fundraiser for The Hacker Fund (who raises money to teach Kids how to Code) -and pitched her first Campaign mymollydoll.com her first Database Online -Schoolwork Portfolio and Personal Journal Entries (many of which were written while she was experiencing mental illness and paranoia due to current events).
While working Leslie Fischman continued to build MYMOLLYDOLL's Following via her Twitter Blogs and Hashtags. And while unemployed MYMOLLYDOLL built several new websites including her Professional Work Portfolio lesliefischman.weebly.com. She is a self taught Fashion and Quotes Blogger and registered Journalist with Muckrack.com and registered Style Curator at Sassique.com. As a Style Curator and Journalist MYMOLLYDOLL decided to form her own Corporation under her Website's name MYMOLLYDOLL. *A "Publishing" Corporation has since been established, instead of a Non-Profit, because MYMOLLYDOLL seeks to raise funds from outside sources for Brady Campaign via her Blogging Online (#BloggingCampaign Hashtag Campaigns) (Reference: http://www.legalzoom.com/business/business-formation/inc-overview.html).
MYMOLLYDOLL (including #BloggingCampaign & Hashtags) are now a Registered S-Corporation with LegalZoom.com, and the paperwork is currently being processed.
I was first introduced to Affiliate Marketing January 2016. I had just returned from a Family Vacation in New York and was talking to my Cousin about my plans Blogging and selling items from my Blog. I wanted to make a Store Online. At the time I was a Quotes Blogger on Twitter and wanted to do more to reach out to the Community and provide access to Websites via links. I started with links from Google to Quotes and slowly learned about the process.
That was when I decided to join Shopify and open a Shopify Store (mymollydoll-2.myshopify.com, mymollydoll.myshopify.com). Only one problem, I had no items to sell in the Store. That is when I started researching Affiliate Programs Online and the various ways to gain access to Stores already existing Online and sell their items from my Blogs and Websites, and earn a commission or percentage. That is when I started applying to Affiliate Programs. Two great Affiliate Programs are Shareasale and Commission Junction. I am a Member of both organizations. However, once you join you must apply individually to each Brand you wish to represent and sell products from. That’s the not so easy part. Every Brand has their own set of requirements, and listed criteria they are looking for from their Affiliate Marketers to join their Programs.
Luckily after applying to a few Brands I found Zindigo (shops.zindigo.com/mymollydoll). At Zindigo you can open up your own store on Facebook and on the Web and sell items from their Store in your own Zindigo Store and earn a commission from those sales. That’s great I thought, but then how do you drive sales. That’s where the importance of Blogging comes into play. The majority of my Web Traffic to my Shop is from Ads posted on my Twitter Blog, without which would be hard to get customers to come to my Store. Which is why Shopify is so helpful, because through Shopify you can list your items Online so that it shows up individually in a Google Search under the search terms that you input. In the same way, sometimes Affiliate Marketers will turn to ebay to sell their items, in a higher traffic zone, and listed among many like products to get more people to view and potentially buy their product.
Fast forward, it is now July. I am still in the same place, a few steps along, but re-applying to Affiliate Programs I applied to back in March, because unprepared as a Fashion Blogger, with the Following, Traffic, and Content they were looking for. It took me some time, but I finally learned how to use Wordpress. I think that will be the Blog that I apply with, my main website (mymollydoll.wordpress.com). And listed as supporting Websites from which to sell, I will share my Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Polyvore, and Weebly accounts information with them, to explain how I plan to drive traffic to my Blog and/or drive traffic to the point of sale which is their Website, or a Website I have created from which purchases from that store can be made. -That is the one thing I have yet to figure out. How to place items in my Shopify Store and create a button that sends them back to the main Store, like is done with Pinterest buy buttons. I’ll have to inquire.
Good News is that since applying I am now an Ambassador to 5 Organizations which I am proud to represent: (1) Shopify Affiliates (2) Amazon Associates (3) Zindigo Ambassador (4) Sol Theory Ambassador; and (5) LUCLUC Affiliate. With the exception of Sol Theory, I had to apply to these organizations individually and receive approval first prior to being admitted to their Affiliate Programs. Sol Theory luckily found me on Instagram and asked if I would like to be one of their Ambassadors, I gladly accepted. Similarly, Sassique scouted me on Tumblr at mymollydoll.tumblr.com and Twitter at @lesliefischman - recognized as among the Top Bloggers they have seen and asked to be one of their Style Curators. I have just signed up and look forward to contributing to the content on their Website, citing to sources (looks) that I save on my Pinterest Daily, and plan to do additional research online via other Web Channels.
For anyone currently struggling, learning Affiliate Marketing and how to start their own Business Online, you’re not alone. For many people who are just beginning in Tech, building Websites is not easy, and applying for, gaining access to Ads, and placing the Ads on your Websites is no easy task either. But stay on top of it and don’t give up, I promise you, you only get better at these steps over time, and soon enough you’ll be building Websites with ease, not confused about where to go for what, and seizing every opportunity you have to earn a living thru your Websites and the items that you sell on your Websites. Two great Ad Programs to go through are Google Adsense, and Wordpress who has their own built in Ads that come in a package upon purchasing your Website or Domain, I highly suggest both Programs.
If you have any questions along the way or need help getting started just search Affiliate Marketing on Google, like I have, and read all the articles. Shopify has some great Articles too about starting your own Business Online. Good luck ... I hope this helps!
Domestic Violence and Gun Violence
By: Leslie Fischman
Research Study (1)
As a Researcher one is required to obtain approval from the HRC of their Academic Institution if the study involves interaction (via Interview) of any at risk populations. Victims of Crime always fall under the category of at risk populations that would require such approval -the bylaws of the organizations which provide services to them usually promise privacy which disables their ability to share with you either as a researcher or member of the helping professions their experiences or the way in which they were helped by members of the helping professions. Which is why for my Honors Thesis I decided to study Certified Crisis Hotline Counselors (such as myself, 2004) and with signed informed consent reviewed and received by them, interviewed them confidentially and included those findings and quotes in my research study via a fictional name I created for them to maintain their privacy and anonymity. This was suggested as commonly practiced among researchers who’s job is to protect the privacy of their participants, to ensure they are neither harmed nor retaliated upon for sharing their experiences with me, especially those who have been forced to handle very difficult calls from inappropriate callers who frequent the hotlines and are not members of the population at risk of harm to which the hotline generally provides services to.
#BradyMusicCampaign is a new service online that connects individuals from the Entertainment Campaign to Blog Posts, thoughts, ideas, concerns, and general information about the Campaign and the Campaign to which the Hashtag supports, via re-blogging (Definition: When you post a blog post from another’s blog on your own blog). The goal was to present a clear picture and general overview of current trends, news, and issues being debated, and share ideas “openly” online through a Blogging Service that enables me to reach a high number of qualified professionals who participate on personal accounts alongside company accounts such as the accounts managed and blogged to by MYMOLLYDOLL by #LeslieFischman.
Domestic Violence affects everyone, and Gun Violence is a type of Domestic Violence. According to everytownresearch.org, “more intimate partner homicides have been committed with guns than all other weapons combined [over a 25 year period].” Obtaining a “Restraining Order” is one way in which Victims of Intimate Partner Violence can “prohibi[t] … [loved ones from obtaining] buying or possessing firearms, and for good reason.” Terrorism is not just a World issue but is also experienced within the home, that affects Victims their “every waking moment” fearful that they will be retaliated upon if they “contac[t] the police” (everytownreesrach.org).
#BradyMusicCampaign seeks to support Brady Campaign via Hashtag, and create familiarity and identification via a catchy named Campaign for a Campaign that helps shape Laws in this Country as they are directly related to Gun Violence and Gun Violence Prevention. Some Laws which have already been enacted (i.e. Brady Bill 2.0) required the expansion of background checks for gun purchasers to prevent individuals such as those with a history of intimate partner violence from obtaining guns, from “unlicensed seller[s]” such as the ones mentioned by everytownreesrach.org, that enable known offenders to obtain guns on Websites while failing to perform a “background check” which is required by them as sellers.
“Weak gun laws” are to blame, says everytownresearch.org. While #BradyMusicCampaign for @Bradybuzz supports Gun Violence Prevention via Lawmaking, it is our responsibility as suggested by everytownreesrach.org to provide additional assistance updating everyone (i.e. the general public of these changes in law) as well as the sellers which provide access to known offenders when they fail to abide by the law and perform the required background checks. “Keeping guns out the hands of domestic abusers” requires that we ensure the “laws …designed to protect Women [and/or Men]…[under these] circumstances” do exactly that and are well known and enforced. “Laws [which] are poorly defined and poorly enforced]” can have very “devastating” consequences –increasing the “like[lihood] of murde[r] [by] guns” and accounting for “53%” of “gun violence [homicides] in America” (percentage reflecting those “killed by intimate partners or family members”). (everytownresearch.org). That being said, laws which are poorly enforced cannot make the positive difference they seek to provide via enactment of those laws. Which is why we have Brady Campaign to continue to modify current language “weak” language as suggested by everytownresearch.org to which Federal Laws still have not been able to curtail violence as it relates to: (1) “abusive dating partners or convicted stalkers, (2) those “convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes …. Subject to restraining order orders from buying or using guns,” and (3) “in most states” … Federal Law does not address well prevention of “domestic abusers and stalkers [from] easily evad[ing] gun prohibitions by purchasing guns from unlicensed private sellers” [such as those online as we mentioned above]. Everytownresearch.org.
This Research Proposal is hereby presented by #LeslieFischman on behalf of everytownresearch.org to Brady Campaign and #BradyMusicCampaign to further study the consequence or usage of “weak” language while establishing Laws and take into consideration current “loopholes” as suggested by everytownresearch.org that have yet to address clearly how and by what language within the law these individuals will be prevented from in the future from obtaining or having access to such weapons, and committing homicides within the home as a result of what they believe is caused by “weak” language or “loopholes” in current law (everytownresearch.org).
Dear everytownresearch.org: On behalf of #BradyMusicCampaign which supports Brady Campaign, I would like to thank you for composing this very valuable entry and overview of Domestic Violence as is relates to Gun Violence and Violence Against Women. We assure you that no laws created to prevent gun violence are ever created purposefully with “weak” language that would “know[ingly] allow domestic abusers …[from obtaining weapons] by enabling them to “evade gun prohibitions.” Its never the Laws themselves that enable this type of transaction to occur but result from general lack of oversight that keeps track of “unlicensed private sellers” by whom those presently restrained or with history of stalking would be able to “easily evade gun prohibitions … [and] purchas[e] guns” from “unlicensed private sellers” (everytownresearch.org). We (i.e. #BradyMusicCampaign MYMOLLYDOLL) assure you that the cause for these unregulated gun sales are not the product of loopholes or failure on the part of Federal Law to outline specifics as to who these Laws seek to prevent access to weapons, but that your concern is with gun sales that occur during the commission of a crime which is that of an unlicensed private seller selling a gun to a known offender domestic abuser. That loophole is not caused by the Law itself, but requires that certain oversight be issued, addressed, and required, that limits the number of unlicensed private sellers from existing online and providing unauthorized access to these individuals of concern. Thank you for sharing and I hope to present the following findings to Brady Campaign, when I meet with them at the LA Chapter.
If you have any questions or would like additional research, and or updated findings, statistics, and laws (i.e. Bills enacted) which currently address your current concerns that present language does not include such purchases via loopholes as you suggested, then I would be more than happy to research and compose a follow up study that addresses your concerns and what is currently being done in response to your findings. Thank you for sharing on your Website and I am glad I read this article and can continue helping your Campaign and Brady Campaign accomplish their shared goal of preventing gun violence in the future, especially as it relates to Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women.
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Tech - Resume (Version 2) 070616
The quality of the life you lead depends upon two things: (1) How well you play your cards in life; and (2) How hard you work towards achieving your goals in life. A certain bit of street smarts is required to succeed in this day and age. Without which you often find yourself walked all over like a doormat, wondering how you got there. Never underestimate the intentions of others, which for the most part do not involve you or concern for your successes in life but for their own. Therefore if you cannot contribute to the whole or the sum of its parts than often times you’ll find yourself not included. Don’t worry about how many times you’re included or how many times you’ve felt left out in life. These are but temporary occasions and usually you learn from these experiences and situate yourself so that you are better able to help yourself, help others, and contribute to whole or sum of its parts. For example: Drug Addiction and Alcoholism are two kinds of diseases that prevent you from participating or being invited to participate in Social Events which require one of the two or in which one of the two is plentiful. That is normal. When you’re needs, i.e. Sobriety are different from the needs of the whole or the sum of its parts, those are situations in which you may not be included, and sometimes not being included is not to your detriment at all but to your benefit. Always look on the bright side, when one opportunity ceases to exist sometimes other opportunities arise either from that interaction or from the falling out of that interaction or one opportunity to your benefit creates another opportunity what we call a Social Connection, an additional attachment from the initial positive attachment, that’s how Networks are formed, a series of positive attachments which make up a whole, the sum of its parts being positive attachments between individuals working together to achieve some goal. –Dating doesn’t quite work the same way, for every attachment is usually severed at the end of a relationship and often times they do not help but hurt or interfere with your ability to move forward, by trying to come back into your life, make amends, or promise for reunification. These times will pass, so long as you know you have no plans to resume the relationship, these types of interactions will not be viewed as a threat to your potential to form bonds in the future or hurt your chances of acquiring a new relationship in the future. Whether for dating or for friendship or for professional networking, Social Media Networks are great for connecting individuals to Platforms and Agencies which assist with creating these new bonds in life. But do not be dependent on Social Media Platforms to create these bonds, there’s always a certain amount of leg work on your part that needs to be done in order to make certain, be clear, show enthusiasm, show purpose, and identify self online to those who you network with. Be present, follow up, be courteous, be proper, be professional, and be yourself always online and offline when networking, these are basic common courtesies and etiquette that is required of you in order to build and maintain relationships. Part of being included requires you to do so i.e. get put on email lists, get invited to events, receive notices of events, follow organizations to stay up to date on networking events, and post social profiles to meet individuals in fields within which wish to network. For example: Since I am in Tech I am Online. Example Number One. Example Number Two since I am interested in Affiliate Marketing and have had a nack for Fashion my whole life I Fashion Blog. These are two examples of how I have (1) decided to play my cards in life; (2) and demonstrate my work ethic, how hard I have worked, in order to get a job, which was achieved by 1 and 2, playing my cards right in life and hard work in order to get to the point where I was recognized in a new field via Vanicy.com and selected to be a Style Curator for Sassique, and able to Market online for Zindigo and Campaign for Sol Theory, who found me on Instagram and asked if I would be interested in being one of their Ambassadors. These are opportunities I created for myself through Blogging, which I would not otherwise have been able to achieve coming out of Law School without experience Blogging. Therefore there was always a positive purpose for Blogging. So long as your purpose is positive, you will always seem to have played your cards right in life, that’s the trick and a general rule of thumb for being successful in life and achieving your goals in life. When you waste time chasing after achieving what comes from those successes like being included and being selected to date, you lose sight of whats most important to you and why that is the case. It is because people are successful is why they are popular. It is because people excel or succeed in life is why they are successful. It is because people are put together and goal oriented and have achieved some success in life and have jobs or demonstrate discipline is why they are chosen on dating sites, these are all desirable qualities: Dependability, Reliability, and Ability to Succeed. Given this we all experience setbacks, we all have disabilities, we all have made mistakes, and we all wish we were more successful than we currently are, that is normal, but you don’t have to be the best and you don’t have to be the prettiest in order to get jobs or to find dates online, all that is required is that you 1 and 2. Work hard and play your cards right. –I hope this helps for anyone who is struggling right now to achieve and find themselves in life. Don’t worry, that was me 2013-2015, struggling to earn a paycheck while finishing "a" Law School. Success doesn’t happen all at once, but if you appreciate all the milestones you make along the way, you will value yourself enough to make better decisions for yourself so that you can achieve the kind of success in life you think you deserve and form relationships with individuals Professional and Personal, you think you deserve. Hope this helps.