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Don\’t even TRY it!

June 15th, 2007

The most sabotaging word in the English language and therefore, in the Battle of the Bulge, is the word TRY. The implicit possibility of failure is always there. You\’ve left yourself a loophole and somewhere in the back, or the front, of your mind you may hear a little voice saying, You might not, you will not, do you really think you are going to make it? There are other words and phrases that you can use instead of “try” that have a positive association to them. Eliminate the word “try” from your vocabulary; and substitute the words: Explore Discover Learn Search Investigate Find... Read More

How to Market Your Business While You Sleep; Ten Foolproof Systems

June 14th, 2007

…by Suzanne Falter Barnes For many Net marketers, marketing is a love-hate relationship. We love the traffic and sales that a good push brings … but we have to force ourselves to do it. So lately, I\’ve been looking for systems anyone can implement that get the job done while you\’re pursuing other interests. The Net really is designed to do exactly this – so let\’s take advantage of it. Please do note, these tasks are specifically chosen for anyone who is interested in building platform – or attracting a much broader audience so they can be appealing... Read More

THEY\’RE BACK

June 12th, 2007

“There is more to life than increasing its speed” Gandhi I love the feeling of the word summer. Playtime is expected and we are even given more light. Whether our children are at home or away , I think we need to plan our own playtime , which of course all of us know, but and yes there is a but . . . we wait to see if our kids will be home or if they might want to go to dinner or the beach or a movie. We aren\’t dependent. We simply love having time with our children. Isn\’t it a challenge when they first come back home to not wait and see what they are going to do?... Read More

The Joy of Aging

June 11th, 2007

…by Prill Boyle It\’s hard to tell whether Nora Ephron, the wonderfully witty author of I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, is being serious when she declares: “This insistence on the joy of aging…is all garbage.” But if she is, I couldn\’t disagree more. While growing old has its obvious perils (knee replacements are no fun!), it also has its pleasures. I just returned from eating dinner with nine women who are well into Ephron\’s “third act.” (At 53, I was by far the youngest.) One is learning to play the cello.... Read More

10 Quickest Ways to Feel Joy

June 11th, 2007

You wake up feeling joyful but at some point the events of your day interfere with that blissful stream. You may find yourself feeling stranded. Where did my joy go? And more important, how do I get it back? Joy is a natural state of being. If you let yourself express the true feeling that you can find in your heart at any given moment, it is a peaceful state of bliss. It can get blocked, however, by how we are responding to the events in our day. What can you do to quickly bring yourself back into alignment when you find yourself at odds and missing your ecstatic state? Here are 10 of the... Read More

Southern Charm Lives On in Charleston

June 11th, 2007

It won\’t take you long to figure out what Rhett-yes, that Rhett-was talking about when he told Scarlett that he was going to return to Charleston, where he could find “the calm dignity life can have when it\’s lived by gentle folks, the genial grace of days that are gone. When I lived those days, I didn\’t realize the slow charm of them.” That slow, Southern charm is still pervasive in this beautiful coastal city that today is known as much for its fine dining, world-renowned arts festival and architectural preservation as it is for the fact that the nation\’s... Read More

Your Soul Will Lead You Home

June 11th, 2007

There is a particular verse, performed by Sinead O\’Connor… “Thank you for loving me, Thank you for seeing me, Thank you for hurting me, Thank you for tearing me apart.” While it\’s possible to interpret this lyric as an ode to abuse, you\’d miss the deepest meaning if you headed off in that direction. Instead, let\’s look at what it means to be loved. Truly loved. It doesn\’t mean dancing in the daisies without a care in the world. And it doesn\’t mean hiding behind a mask for fear that who you are isn\’t truly loveable. It does mean... Read More

Looking Back

June 11th, 2007

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14 nkjv I don\’t drive on the interstate often. Recently I had a meeting to attend which necessitated a forty-minute drive on the highway. Before backing out of the garage, I strapped my seatbelt, adjusted my mirrors, checked my directions, and prayed. In fact, I prayed for the next forty minutes! As I whizzed down the road at sixty, okay seventy miles per hour, I checked my rear-view mirrors often. Many years ago in driver\’s education, my instructor told me to check my mirrors... Read More

ALL IN A DAY\’S WORK

June 11th, 2007

You may have seen this headline or heard about it on the news: “Sex, Shopping and Gambling All in a Day\’s Work.” It was generated by an Interior Department report, citing compelling numbers from an investigation that discovered one million log entries involving 7700 employees visiting auction, gaming, gambling and sex sites on company time. The article finished with plans being implemented to curb offenses and punish violators. Employees whose behavior is the equivalent of stealing time, misusing company equipment and breaking trust with untrustworthy or unprofessional behaviors,... Read More

Entrepreneurial Points of Promotion

June 11th, 2007

If you build it, they will come…but you have to let them know it\’s there, provide directions, and give them an incentive to make the drive. No matter how fantastic your service, or phenomenal your product, you can\’t sell something to people who don\’t know it exists. Some fundamental Ps of Promotion include: Assess what\’s involved. There\’s an old adage that you “pay for advertising and pray for publicity.” While advertising is an important part of your promotional mix, so too are public relations, marketing materials, and community outreach. Think... Read More