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Guaranteed Ways To Build Up Your Ezine List

February 1st, 2006

…by Suzanne Falter-Barnes Want your ezine list to catch fire and really start to fill up? Jenna Glatzer took her own list from the hundreds all the way to 75,000 in 7 years by simple, steady marketing, and using many of these techniques. (Jenna bought only 4000 opt-in names along the way.) Here are some tips we provided, and some I\’ve pulled from my own experience, building my list for The Joy Letter to 17,000 over five years. 1. Free Stuff. Pick genuinely useful free stuff that you know your audience wants and needs. For instance, my brand new ezine, Expert Status, attracted 600 readers... Read More

Inner Voice

February 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.”  -Margaret Fuller It\’s the inner voice that\’s going to do me in. Not the trans fats. Not talking on my cell while driving. Not the pesticides on my beloved cherry tomatoes. It\’ll be the inner voice. For instance, I am a fairly productive person and I realize that I deserve a break here and there. In fact, I wrote the book on it, so to speak. The message of my radio interviews, speaking engagements and book (Live in the Moment) is one and the same: to help people learn how to cut themselves... Read More

Today\’s Hotels Offer More Than Just A Room

February 1st, 2006

Providing their guests with comfort and service is the goal of most hotels. But cooking classes? Flower-arranging workshops? Fly-fishing school? You bet! “We\’ve seen a significant increase in educational travel in recent years,” says Dean Andrews, vice president of Orient-Express Hotels Trains and Cruises, North America. “Today\’s sophisticated travelers expect a beautiful place and great service…but many are also now looking to walk away with even more lasting impressions beyond photos and memories of sunsets and vistas.” What that means is that you can now, for example,... Read More

Enjoy Real Intimacy, Not Just Hearts and Flowers

February 1st, 2006

The season of high romance is here! Yet Valentine\’s Day can turn into the most dangerous day of the year for love and romance. Because none of us receive formal training or preparation for how to date effectively or how to create a passionate long-lasting marriage, the full burden of our desire for an intense, satisfying love and passionate, swept away romance tends to fall on Valentine\’s Day, with Cupid, The Florist, and The Candy Maker trying to fill the bill. However, when fantasies of perfect romance, perfect gifts, perfect love-making collide with not-so-perfect reality, love... Read More

From This Moment

February 1st, 2006

“…Keep yourselves in God\’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” – Jude 1:21 niv I attended two weddings in one weekend one hour apart. The first ceremony was held in a small, Pentecostal church with under a hundred guests in attendance. The entire bridal party consisted of a matron of honor and two flower girls. The forty-something first-time bride glowed in her traditional white gown with beads, lace, and sequins. Gail walked down the aisle to the music of “From This Moment” sung by a trio of friends and relatives. When the... Read More

Staying in the Game

February 1st, 2006

The message came from Human Resources. There\’s nothing to worry about with the newly announced organizational changes and pending merger, it reassured. The changes will be good for the company and good for the people who work here it coached. I\’ve seen a couple dozen messages like this during my career. In fact, I\’ve even crafted a few. I\’ve been through mergers, acquisitions, downsizings, organizational changes, personal career set-backs and a myriad of new corporate initiatives. And the best lesson I learned from all of them? Stay a player. Granted my tactics for what... Read More

What is the New Retirement?

February 1st, 2006

Retirement (n): removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business; withdrawal into privacy or seclusion. WRONG! With apologies to Webster\’s Dictionary, this is no longer your father\’s (or mother\’s) retirement. Today\’s retirees, and those approaching retirement, differ from their parents in a number of important ways. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are living longer, perhaps spending 30 or more years in retirement. As a group, they are healthier, more active physically and mentally, more affluent, more educated, and more likely to relocate after... Read More

Loving and Leaving the Past

February 1st, 2006

Have you ever had an idea take hold of you and suddenly you had to follow through on the impulse to take action? Well, that\’s what happened to me last Fall. I want to share some of my journey with you. Let me ask you a few questions before we begin: 1. Do you intend to leave all of your worldly possessions to your children? 2. Are you the child who has been left the possessions of a lifetime by your parents? 3. Perhaps you know someone who hasn\’t changed their décor in 20 years? Is that someone you? If you can relate to any of these scenarios, you are going to understand what... Read More

Eldercare and the Home Office: Making it Work

February 1st, 2006

Now, after “only” 35-40 years, due to the sheer quantity of working women; more men speaking out about and being involved in childcare responsibilities; more men in senior positions with families and working wives; and more women in senior positions, accommodating childcare is pretty much “socially acceptable”. TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF ELDERCARE, more and more Baby Boomer women are choosing to work from home. It sounds like an obvious and easy solution and, for many it is. However, there are factors that can blur the lines between your work and eldercare responsibilities that you will... Read More