Archive for November, 2014

Numbers. Big Numbers.

Good Monday to you all.  Start of the Thanksgiving (in the US)/Black Friday/Crazy week.  I am soooo looking forward to this week.  I hope you all are, too.

Big numbers posted this week.  The biggest of them all was posted by the SurfAholics Alpha, Ten Billion.  Yes, 10.  They broke the counter again (as did we), but the real deal is ten billion points.  That is a huge number.

Then there was our very own Pan Garran, with 3 billion in individual points.  Lets put that in perspective.  If Pan were a team all by himself he would have finished 8th for the week.  8th!  That also is a huge number.

What does it take to make those sorts of numbers?  Easy answer:  Teamwork.

In the case of the 10 billion, the SAAs posted 1528 promos for the week.  With the baseline reward being cumulative, that translates to an enormous number.  Figure the additional bonuses for K4 members and K4 renewals and you end up with 10 billion.

In the case of Pan’s 3 billion, it is still the same.  Lucky 13 posted 1279 promos for the week, with a big fraction of those belonging to Pan.  Under the same formula as above, it becomes a big number in a hurry.

What can the other teams do to catch up?  It remains the same formula.  Do the Daily Challenge FIRST.  That bonus % counts up huge every day.  Then do promos and gather up all the XP you can.  It’s that easy.

Why would I bother publishing our secrets?  Because it’s just like everything else.  Only a very small fraction will do what is necessary to excel at anything.  CTP teams is no different.  I don’t think there is a single team other than the SAA that will do what is necessary to catch up.  And if the SAAs catch up any further they will never be caught:)

It’s all numbers.  What will your number be??  You have the choice.

Enjoy your holiday if you have one, and make ready for Black Friday.  It promises to be a great week!

So… I’m a slacker.. and Sunny should fire me…

Happy Sunday folks, Sports Ned Here…

Well its my Sunday to post, and the title of this post is in reference to the fact that two weeks ago was my turn to post as well, but I FORGOT!!!!  So, To all team members and especially Sunny, who runs this here Bloggy thing… IM SORRY

With that being said..  How is everyone doing?  is CTP teams everything you thought it would be?  Has it lived up to your expectations?  I ask this because we and the SAA’s seem to run away with the top 2 spots week after week and I am wondering if there are folks out there that are just getting tired or frustrated seeing the same two teams up there every week.  Has it become a chore?  Has it become something you dread trying to do?   I mean the daily challenge, the Submarine adventure, the Vaults and Keys..  daily tasks that earn you XP..  Well if it has become a chore, or a “job” then well.. let m just say this..  you are doing it wrong..

If you don’t look forward to surfing, doing the tasks daily then I’m sorry..  BUt the daily tasks, the surfing.. that’s not the MAIN component of CTP teams, the main component is working as a team, communicating with each other, networking, become friends, learning how to use TE’s to your advantage hen promoting you program, and most of all, to have fun with your teammates and enjoy spending time talking and getting to know them as people and not just some typed letters in a Skype window, a TE chat, or an email. 

If this has become a “job” to you, then maybe you should re-focus on what makes you happy or enjoy surfing or advertising and do that.  If you cant laugh with your teammates, cant have good conversation, or if you have become a silent member and are not talking or finding ways to communicate with your teammates, let me just say, you are missing out on a lot of knowledge and energy that can keep you motivated and enjoy the “work”.  I am not the most talkative person in our team Skype room, but then again I work at an offline job 55-60 hours per week, so I usually don’t have enough time to be the most social butterfly that I know I can be, but it does not stop me from participating when I can.

So my advice is this…  Have fun, enjoy your teammates, lean from them, get to know them, and build a team.  That will allow you to get the most out of what this was created for, its not about who is at the top of the leader board every week, its more about what you can learn, the people you meet and the fun you can all have together…

So Sunny…  NOW you can fire me if you want…  I promise not to miss any more postings….lol

 

Scott A Wright “The Sports Nerd”

 

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If You Goof, At Least Make Sure It’s a Top Ten Goof

According to a study conducted by 3M’s Post-it brand in 2013, the average person forgets four things daily, and a person typically forgets as many as 1,460 things annually.

Among the most common things forgotten are misplacing your keys or wallet, and leaving for work (or elsewhere) without your phone – the latter of which, I might add, is a phenomenon that didn’t really exist much twenty years ago, and definitely not thirty years ago (except in rare cases of the very rich and wealthy)… and absolutely not forty years ago.

Anyway, let’s look at the Top Ten of the 50 most forgotten things, shall we?

  1. Forgetting what you went into a room for
  2. Misplacing keys
  3. Forgetting to pick things up while grocery shopping
  4. Forgetting people’s names when you’re introducing them
  5. Forgetting where you put your pen
  6. Forgetting to take meat out of the freezer to defrost
  7. Forgetting to respond to an e-mail
  8. FORGETTING TO POST SOMETHING
  9. Forgetting what you’re searching for online
  10. Forgetting where the car is parked

In any case, the moral of this story is that if you’re gonna screw up, at least make sure it’s a Top Ten kinda screwup. (And at least I DID remember before the day was over…)

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