Persistence - Dana Lookadoo

Persistence Pays Off

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. Denis Waitley  My late father was a wonderful mentor to me all through his long and active life. Of the many things he taught me the one that stood
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A Comping Quiz

I think the time has come to take another Comping Quiz, don’t you! Here ‘tis: 1. Your best friend just rang to tell you she had won a holiday in Hawaii for two. Would you: Congratulate her (with a little sigh). Cross your fingers and hope she is going to ask you to join her.
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Blog Ideas

Blog Giveaways

When looking around for competitions to enter once you have exhausted all those on the website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, don’t dismiss the giveaways run through (sometimes small and obscure) blogs. In fact, it is because they are small and obscure, they can be worth entering. Just like Facebook business and interest pages, bloggers are
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Winners are Grinners

Winning is fun! That’s why we all enjoy it so much (well, most of the time anyway). However, occasionally when we get a bit carried away we forget to make a note of the competitions we enter and miss out on the prizes because we haven’t checked back to the announcement of the winners to
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survive - pollobara

How to Survive a Prize Drought

You have been on top of the world. The prizes have been regularly appearing at your doorstep or in your mailbox. Finally you thought you could call yourself a successful comper. Then suddenly it happens. Things slow down. You are still entering heaps of competitions. You know this because your fingers are tired from filling
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More on WOL Competitions

I think the main thing that stumps many compers when tackling WOL answers is when it says that ‘the most creative answer as determined by the judges will win the prize’. What exactly is a creative answer? Well, of course, that all depends on the judge’s view and how on earth are we supposed to
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Problems - Thomasz Stasiuk

If the Problem Is….

  I can’t seem to WIN anything. Winning competitions takes time and patience. Some compers start winning as soon as the hobby grabs them and pulls them in. It might take a month or two for others. It’s sad, but some people never seem to win anything. When you start out comping it is best
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Christmas and a New Year

Christmas will soon be upon us and I hope everyone is looking forward to a few days surrounded by family and friends and are taking some well earned rest from the frantic lead up to it. I certainly am and have all the Christmas presents sorted from my wins throughout the year as well as
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