I am really committed this year to give everything I’ve got to be all that I can be. And as much as that sounds like an Air Force commercial, it’s true. Things have fallen into place that will make this an exciting decade.
I have started teaching online and at first was having an issue with my PC. Here’s the deal – the teaching sites I use require that you use a headset. I’ve tried it both with a headset and without, and the headset really makes a big difference. These sites don’t have the technology that Skype uses in their software, which I find SO amazing that you can carry out a conversation without a headset, and even walk around the room, and people on the other side of the world can hear you crystal clear. And yes, I could teach on Skype, which has a nifty interface with PayPal where at the click of a button you can start the clock and charge per hour/minute/etc.
So I’m looking for this USB headset I bought a few years ago at Best Buy that worked so well and makes me sound like the guy that does the promos for the movies. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Rachel and I zoomed off to Best Buy to buy a new set. Microsoft has this Windows Live Messenger headset that I knew I wouldn’t have to install all the software that comes with it. Should work as a nice USB headset.
When I did install all the assorted software, that makes it work well with Live Messenger, it did work, but…for some reason on my PC there was this big delay in the audio.
Now, when I recorded my last lessons for www.NetDominate.com with a USB headset, it worked well. No delay. But I was running Windows Vista, and granted my PC is a few years old, no USB 2.0, nothing fancy, and it worked great.
On this recent attempt, I was running Windows 7 Beta. My son gets these beta copies and off we go. Like anyone, I Googled why a USB mic would be delayed in Windows 7. And there are so many reasons, but I felt mine was because of my old PC and a new OS. Old sound card.
While getting the real Windows 7, I went through the whole list of backing up my software and files, and installing everything fresh. I love that it happened at the end of the year. I love new beginnings. I love new days, Mondays, new slates.
When looking for software, I found my CD of The Secret. I started listening to it, again. Wow. I thought back on things and realized that the Law of Attraction is real and that it happens whether we think it does or not.
But I know everyone doesn’t buy into The Secret, and I want to know what you think about it. Do you believe everything, or do you pick and choose the things that you believe work for you? And has The Secret helped you in any way? If so, how?