Master Mixing Career and Fun

What a busy world we live in! How do you pack it all into 24 hour day? Get personal with Melanie Roum, who wears many hats. Wife, entrepreneur, movie lover, social worker, sister, daughter, aunt, sponsor, advertiser...All kinds of hats to discuss here! Some will say I think too much, and I'm intense, so read on!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Motives of the Heart...100 credits at the bottom!

I've been a little off and on with doing my marketing lately, however, this week I've gotten the juices going again!

Do you ever find that your motives are way off? Do you ever find your self being jealous of others, thinking too much of yourself, or comparing yourself to others?

I got stuck in this for a while. Its been a disaster. But I've found a way to circumvent the whole self esteem problem! Basically, I cannot get my self esteem from what I do or my talents. There will always be someone who has more talent or ability than I do. So, that way of getting self esteem and feeling good about myself is out. Furthermore, I cannot look down on others who have less ability or talent than I do. They might have different talents than I do.

The whole point really is that we cannot look to ourselves or to others to feel good about ourselves. There will always be fault and failure. Instead, we must look to God. He has given us a perfect righteousness in Jesus Christ that is far above any esteem or honor or recognition that we could receive from others or from ourself.

If you are jealous of other marketers, or people, or angry because you feel that you don't have enough talent, I challenge you to examine your heart. Perhaps you truly think more highly of yourself than you should. Perhaps you think that you should be better, but God has not given those talents to you. Don't look down on yourself, or judge others either. You can rest securely in what God has made you to be. He is ok with you through Christ, and we should not judge ourselves according to how good we can perform.

Ok, now a couple quick notes here. Gold entertainment is now doing a Holiday promotion for its Distributors. We get even more bonuses for Christmas! To find out more information, email me at

Another note here. I found an awesome way to get your ad out there! It is NOT time consuming, and it is free. I will give you 100 free ad credits if you try it out. Again, with the subject Invite Me, send me an email to

Thanks for reading, and have a nice day. I look forward to your comments and emails.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Entrepreneurial Qualities

Listen here...

this is an audio post - click to play

Or read here...

Hi! You're listening to Melanie Roum, author of Master Mixing Career and

I'd like to think that most folks who listen and read here are entrepreneurs. I found an article that discusses some of the qualities of
an entrepreneur.

Some of these qualities are:
1. Creative
2. A risk taker
3. Thinks outside of the box
4. Thinks towards the future

Another point brought up by Allison Gaea Jucha is that entrepreneurs have a quality that is negative. We tend to have too many irons in the fire at once! We have so many great ideas and want to work all of them. So we get scattered, and become unproductive. Then, our projects are not the quality they could be, and we end up feeling like we didn't achieve the vision we saw.

My challenge is to myself and to you. Get yourself focused on just a few projects. I'm not saying to dump the rest of your ideas, except maybe onto a Long Term GoaL list. Give your time to the ideas you feel most passionate about, or the ones you realistically have the resources to accomplish.

And on the light side, I'd like to welcome the newest member of the family! Willie arrived yesterday afternoon and he is a very happy baby. Our little bitty Chihuahua is settling in quickly to his new home. He really likes his bed and new chewy rope. We are hoping he learns to use the papers really soon! I'll be posting some pictures if I can get the digital camera from Mom!

I'll bet your child would LOVe to get a letter from Santa Claus. Imagine your child's excitement to see a letter with his or her name and their best friend's name too from Santa Clause. Santa will even sign it himself. Postmarks are even from the North Pole!
Get a Personalized Letter from Santa Today!

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Audio Blog #1

My newest feature as promised! I hope you enjoy it!

this is an audio post - click to play

Please post your comments and suggestions!

New Features at Master Mixing Career and Fun

In an effort to improve your experience here at Master Mixing Career and Fun, I've decided to use a few new tools.

Notice to your right that you can subscribe to be notified when this blog is updated. You will be able to receive these postings in your email. It seems just like a newsletter doesn't it!

Secondly, is the Motivational Quote of the Day. As entrepreneurs, we need to stay motivated and focused. We need to remember what is really important, and our vision needs to remain fresh!

Finally, I found this neat tool called audioblogger. Basically, I'll be using this tool to post a short 2 to 5 minute audio clip. We will include a little humor, a few business tips, and perhaps a short discussion of the Quote of the Day.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Urgent News!

This pre launch for free viral advertising began Oct 27. There is no mass promotion allowed yet, but we can send private invitations. If you want to receive an invitation, just let me know in the comments section. By the way, the invitations are LIMITED! Post away folks! It only takes a minute. Once you put this on auto-pilot, it takes VERY little time to use!