Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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I have had an interesting time since the last issue of The Maverick Spirit.
Apart from the usual going ons with the business of being in business, I have been required to attend meetings with Government Solicitors, have travelled with my associate from New Zealand Richard Gee to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and on that trip endured the coldest July day in Brisbane and Sydney and Melbourne for the last 20 years, and generally had some interesting experiences.
The week reminded me of a talk I heard by Brian Tracy about life… it went something like:
“You were abandoned at birth by your mother – get over it!
You have had a nasty divorce – get over it!
Everybody is better looking than you - get over it!”
Brian went on to list every possible set back you could experience and then added the retort… “ get over it!” In his view, that is the business of life.
During the week that was I visited with my guest the fabulous upmarket Chianti on Colins in West Perth and was waited on by a delightful young woman called Elanor who said she was from Europe. When pressed, she said that she was actually from what was East Germany but found it easier to say she was from Europe. She was in Australia with her partner and was doing the usual backpacker thing of working in a restaurant.During our meal Elanor was attentive, humorous, accommodating and a really greater waiter.
Compare this with our visit to our usual Friday lunch venue and a new waiter, a mature lady who made it very apparent that she was “just doing her job”. She was very professional but coldish and when we tried to engage her in friendly banter she was unresponsive. It was very apparent that she wasn’t enjoying “serving people” which was somehow not her position in life.
Oh, I forgot to mention what Elanor’s real job was… apparently she was waiting for her European qualifications to be recognised a West Australian Government Department, a situation confirmed by Leon who owns Chianti on Colins, so she could help in our over crowded medical system. Elanor was a qualified Doctor who was 18 months into a heart surgeon’s speciality qualification.
On reflection I though that I should have mentioned to our unwilling server at Friday lunch…” Life isn’t fair - get over it and enjoy what you are doing”, because, when all is said and done, we are just people sharing the journey of life and we should live every moment and every opportunity to its fullest.
Each set back is a chance to say to the rest of the world… “I know that some times life doesn’t seem fair but I am over it!”
Monday, July 30, 2007
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In the blog, Martin covers everything from seasonal stock issues to major product launches. For example, Jason blogs about investing gold with exchange traded funs. His facts are tangible and logical examples of why this particular investment strategy may work for you. Exchange traded funds are a growing trend with investors. You will really want to read this to found out more about this exciting new concept.
Overall, financial rebel is a quality blog from a well-spoken writer knowledgeable in the subject matter of financial investments. You will certainly be returning from time to time, even if just for the business news vale.
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." -Nelson Mendela
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Friday, July 27, 2007
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The driver missed a turn and crashed, then ran on foot -- right in front of Mouliere's car. Mouliere hit the man, but the suspect was able to get up, grab a brown pouch he had dropped, and run off again -- with Mouliere right behind. The foot chase didn't last long because "he fell as his trousers fell down around his knees," Mouliere noted in his report.
The brown pouch, police say, contained 332 grams of cocaine with a street value of over $33,000.
Roderick Dewayne Lowe, 29, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, aggravated flight from a police officer and other charges -- including the original loud stereo charge. (Alexandria Town Talk)
And on the way to the station, the officer just couldn't help but turn up his radio when "Hit the Road Jack" came on.
The verdict: Entrepreneurs are Born - according to the survey by Northeastern University, America.
Nearly two-thirds of entrepreneurs claim they were inspired to start their own companies by their innate desire and determination, rather than by their education or work experience, but education and work experience helps them become better.
The same things happen in Australia, according to a survey by Business Review Weekly; only one percent of more than 200 Australian entrepreneurs surveyed cited higher education as a significant motivator toward starting their own venture, while sixty-one percent cited their 'innate drive'. Other motivators cited were work experience (21 percent) and 16 percent cited success of entrepreneurial peers within their industry.
Paul Zavracky, dean of School of entrepreneurship, Northeastern University indicates a major issue in academia today 'institutions of higher education are not adequately preparing students for careers in entrepreneurship'
While entrepreneurship skills can be taught, the survey results suggest that the desire to be an entrepreneur is usually not. Rather, as forty-two percent of survey respondents said they launched their first venture in childhood, it seems as though the enterprising spirit is discovered within the individual, not developed by the individual's experience.
Thirty-three percent of respondents launched their first venture between the ages of 18 and 30; 13 percent between 30 and 40; and only 12 percent started their first business after the age of 40.
The survey also suggests that the majority of entrepreneurs were confident about the success of their first venture. Thirty-two percent said they had no fear that their venture would not succeed, while 42 percent had some fear but characterized themselves as confident. Only 14 percent said they experienced significant fear that their first venture would fail, while 12 percent said fear of failure delayed their leap into entrepreneurship.
Michelle Eather, 37, of Woodbridge, Tas., Australia, discovered she was a perfect match for a U.S. man who needs a kidney transplant, so she agreed to donate her left kidney to the man, whom she has never met. But when news of her donation broke, she started getting calls from people wanting her other kidney -- or other organs.
"There have probably been more than 2,000 inquiries," Eather said. "Some people email me twice a day." according to an article in the Hobart Mercury
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We hired a nice apartment at Quest on Wellington in East Melbourne and everything went well, Kids and Aunty Fun had a fab time, apartment was lovely etc.... but when we left - I left behind my phone charger.
Doing without your mobile phone is difficult. I rang them, they found it and posted it off. Lovely.
A week later I got a COD card from Australia Post. It informed me I had to go and pick up a parcel, I assumed my phone charger, at the local post office, an hour's drive from home and pay the $10 postage.
While I can understand people leaving stuff must be a royal pain for the motel's staff, I really though the $1000 + we paid with five people staying a week in the middle of winter would of/ could have warranted a different response....
How charmed I would have been to be sent it to my work address, or sent a chocolate too and a card saying thanks for staying. Would I have booked again? You bet. Will I book again now? Doubt it. What is a hassle to them is a missed opportunity to show service and initiative and win a customer for life.
It's not that hard, so why don't more people do it?
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I would ask... how do you know that if you close your eyes when you kiss?
And this comment from Jaz:
I am referring to your "quoted quote"... Don't trust a woman who doesn't close her eyes when you kiss her.
Kissing with your eyes open is far more honest and engaging... i always keep my eyes open when i am completely into the person... i don't want to miss a thing.. i want to see him. i want to look into his eyes and see his soul.. see what he's feeling. eyes and eye contact is the most intimate and truthful thing there is.
it's more like when i'm NOT into a guy that i may close my eyes to go into my inner world and find pleasure in the experience.
my 2 cents worth.
just thought it was a really ridiculous and outlandish comment!!
even if it was borrowed...
Thursday, July 26, 2007
"The night before this year's Melbourne Cup, I read "One Last Flutter", Lisa White's story about her grandmother and Makybe Diva. I was impressed and, like Lisa's nan, decided to back number 12 in the race, Pop Rock. I then noticed Delta Blues and thought, Rock and blues - a good match.
I don't normally bet on horses, but I backed these two and settled down to watch the race. I couldn't believe my luck when Delta Blues just pipped Pop Rock by a nose.
Happy to pick up my winnings,
I looked up to the sky and thanked that wonderful grandmother for her
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When animals look in the mirror, they usually decide that very fine-looking figure is another animal. Cats might try to start a fight; dogs might try to make friends. But recent research puts elephants in a different league altogether.
They recognise their reflections. Until now, only humans, great apes and dolphins had been proven to have such a level of self awareness.
Researchers put a 2.5m-high mirror in the elephant enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in New York and watched as three elephants approached. Instead of greeting new friends, they looked inside their mouths, their ears and showed other signs of self-awareness, such as looking behind the mirror.
One elephant, Happy, even touched a mark on her head repeatedly.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2007
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Is this happening to you?
1 Challenges with: ‘Performance at show time’, Integrity, Egos
2 Enjoyment and fun is either: Not allowed but if it is, results in more work
3 Providing workplace motivation: A combination of None, Put downs, Self Motivate
A further study revealed:
2002 22% workforce were engaged productively at work
2005 17% workforce were engaged productively at work
2007 ??? it’s grim!
Source: Pat the Joyologist http://www.attitudespecialist.co.nz
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Perhaps his name will mean more if I mention that it all began with one red paperclip.
I've just finished reading the paperback book he wrote that documents how he traded one red paperclip for a three bedroom house.
What a wonderful story it is! It shows, above all, that no matter how cynical we have all become in this often unpleasant world, there is room for wild ideas that sweep all before them.
Kyle MacDonald's success isn't something that can be directly repeated. That's not the point at all. But it does show that crazy, positive, fun ideas can still pop up when you least expect them.
What will your one red paperclip idea be?
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” In the 19th century, the British Royal Navy attempted to dispel the superstition that Friday is an unlucky day to embark on a ship. The keel of a new ship was laid on a Friday, she was named H.M.S. Friday, commanded by a Captain Friday, and finally went to sea on a Friday. Neither the ship nor her crew were ever heard of again “
The story of HMS Friday was a joke told by Irish comedian Dave Allen on his BBC show “Dave Allen at Large”, first broadcast in the 1970’s.
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In an adaptation that reflects an increasing focus on contemporary design, a new interpretation of the iconic flying kangaroo has been released. The differences are subtle but distinctive, in keeping with the gradual evolution of the logo since it first appeared on one of Qantas's aircraft in 1944.
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An idea is a notion that you are floating to see if a light goes on in someone else's eyes.
A dream is a notion that shines out of your own eyes like a beacon and brings radiant illumination to everything you gaze upon.
Let's light up the whole world with our dreams.
Source: Martin Avis's Kickstart
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Winston Churchill, I fear, is dying at this very moment. I suppose it's just as well really. Ninety years is a long, long, time. Personally I would rather not wait until the faculties begin to go. However, that must be left in the hands of `The One Above' and I hope he'll do something about it and not just sit there.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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Feedback comes in many forms and it is very helpful in moving you toward your successes, if you choose to respond to it.
Think about feedback as your goals talking back to you. When your actions are not in line with your goals, you will know it by getting results that are not in line with your goals. Your goals are telling you that you have fallen off course.
If you want to have a wonderful supportive relationship but your spouse is angry with you for neglecting your share of the household responsibilities, what do you do? Get mad at your spouse for being upset? Your goal of having a supportive relationship is telling you that you’ve gone off course. To get back on course you listen and take the appropriate action, start helping out around the house!
Therefore, it’s important to note that there really is no such thing as “negative” feedback. Feedback is simply information about your progress, about your course of action, about your abilities and attitudes. It is up to you to interpret this information to help you improve yourself and your situation.
Successful people learn to use feedback to their advantage. They put their awareness on what kind of results they get with certain actions. If the response is good, they continue. If the response is not what they want, they make adjustments. Feedback is that simple, and learning to listen to feedback and respond to feedback will keep you on track to achieve your success.
When feedback is telling you that what you are doing is not working you have a choice as to how you will respond. You can either see it as an opportunity to improve yourself and correct your behavior, or you can see it as the world ganging up on you and insulting you. You can quit trying to reach your goal when feedback keeps telling you what you’re doing isn’t working. You can get mad and criticize it right back. You can simply not listen to the feedback you are getting. But those are not effective ways to respond to the information you want to have guiding you in the appropriate direction!
So how can you become successful in dealing with feedback? The answer is to ask for it and to create a safe space for people to tell you what they are seeing. Don’t be vague about what kind of information you want. Ask for it in specific terms. Ask how you are limiting yourself, how you can improve, and what it will take to get back on course. Don’t be afraid of what you will hear. Once you know the truth, you can set about taking action to improve. Everyone will be better for it.
Make it a habit to ask for feedback!
Wisdom from Jack Canfield
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Once you get the combination right, the safe will open. And the simplest way to get this combination is to ask those who already know what the combination is.
As most success coaches have learned early on, if you're interested in achieving success easier, quicker and with fewer struggles, then one of the easiest ways is to learn how other successful people did it and then simply...
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Nikon D80 is one of the model has been strong recommend by them. D80 is a 10.2-megapixel DSLR for just under $1,000. It is a successor to the 6.1-megapixel D70s, Nikon widly popular consumer model. The 10-megapixel Nikon D80 is a success in a conservative way. Nikon didn't add the dust reduction system or stabilization that many competitors are introducing this year. Still, it has most of what the D200 has for hundreds of dollars less, and adds features to woo snap shooters. It's a solid DSLR that's easy to use and a strong performer. It should appeal to casual shooters who aren't price-sensitive, and some professionals who are.
If you must speak, ask a question.
Unless what you say benefits the other person, don't say it.
It's not what I think that counts, nor is it what you think that counts. It's what I think you think and what you think I think, that really counts.
No one listens to a person operating out of self-interest alone.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.
If you attack another person's beliefs, you are creating an enemy.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue. Moderation in principle is always a vice.
Emperors are overthrown. Empowerers are revered.
Before you state your case, gather the evidence, especially what motivates the other person.
Marriage is not total agreement. It is looking in the same direction together.
Listening without bias or distraction is the greatest value you can pay another person.
From the Wisdom of Denis Waitley
Monday, July 23, 2007
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I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor."
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!
When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, "What are you making?"
Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
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Get a haircut at least a week before the big interview ( or that important photo shoot.)
Just because you earn a decent wage, don't look down on those who don't. Have perspective - who would notice if you didn't do your job for 30 days - then consider the consequences if sanitation workers didn't do their jobs for 30 days.
Source: H. Jackson Brown, Jr Life's Little Instruction Book
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Sunday, July 22, 2007
Not only is this an operating philosophy for modern Japanese businesses, it is also the age-old philosophy of warriors, too, and it's become the personal mantra of millions of successful people.
Achievers, whether in business, sports, or the arts, are committed to continual improvement.
If you want to be more successful, you need to learn to ask yourself, "How can I make this better? How can I do it more efficiently? How can I do this more profitably? How can we do this with greater love?"
Why is KAIZEN considered the key to the MARGIN OF GREATNESS
In the sport of professional baseball most respectable players bat an average of .250, or 1 hit for every 4 times they come to bat.
If a .250 batter is also a good fielder, he can expect to do well in the majors.
But anyone who hits .300, or 3 hits for every 10 times he comes to bat, is considered a star. By the end of a season, out of the thousands of players in the leagues, only about a dozen players will have achieved a .300 average.
These hitters are honoured as the greatest players, receive the multimillion-dollar player contracts, and land the lucrative commercial endorsements.
But consider this: The difference between the truly great ones and the average players is only 1 hit out of 20!
A player who bats .250 gets 5 hits in every 20 times at bat, but a .300 hitter gets 6 hits out of those same 20 times at bat.
Isn't that amazing? In the world of professional baseball, the margin of greatness is only 1 more hit out of 20!
It takes only a little extra bit of performance to go from good to great.
Friday, July 20, 2007
It makes sense for a furniture site to have really good design. Furniture has been the focus of design since long before the Internet existed. They put a search box right beside the page title in the header. A search gives you a table of results and also a check list for refining you search. Don’t you like the way this works?
The layout of the eStores is really great on FurnitureFromHome.com. The key part of the main page has images linked to featured products and sale items. To the left are tables that give you the choice of shopping by room, by item or even by colour. Contact information is placed where it can’t be missed. The stores toll free number is paced at the top and the middle of the page. The footer has a link to a full page of contact information.
One of the hallmarks of a good website whether it’s commercial or personal is website navigation. FurnitureFromHome is a good example of a site that has good web site navigation. For example, the top navigation allows users to easily find their way around the site from every and any page. Also easily accessible and viewable is the shopping cart which is place at the top of the page. Last but not least I think the website has chosen rather good color scheme going for earthy and wooden colours suitable for a furniture website.
The amount and variety of furniture is really great as well. The twin storage bed are very trendy and work well with today’s lifestyle.
When you link to a specific item on the site there is a useful list of other items that you might like.
With only a couple of months to go before Victorian pubs become smokefree, the Cancer Council Victoria have released data showing overwhelming community
support for the move.
- The data reveals more than 8 out of 10 Victorians support total smoking bans in bars and pubs.
- The figures show that of around 3,000 Victorian adults surveyed in 2006: 86% supported smoking bans in bars - up from 77% the year before.
- Support teas the strongest among those who were never smokers (94%) and former smokers (87%).
- 61% of smokers approved of banning smoking in bars and pubs.
- 1 in three men and one in four women will develop cancer by the age of 75.
- Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia claiming more than 36,000 people each year.
- More than half of cancers diagnosed will be successfully treated.
- The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades.
- Cancer costs $2.7 billion in direct health system costs (5.7% of total healthcare expenditure).
- $215 million was spent on cancer research in 2000 - 01, just over 18% of all health research expenditure in Australia.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Consolidation will simplify your student loan payments and even improve your credit score. With only one lender and a single monthly payment it will be easy to keep track of your finances, and having less open accounts will look much better on your credit report.
There are no application fees or credit checks and you can apply online quickly and easily at www.fundamental.com. Visit the website to find out how Private Education Loans can improve your finances and your life.
Has student loan consolidation improved your financial situation, and if so how?
I remember that we got through a large quantity of ice cream, that's my brothers who were given it eat after the operation. Sort of like a delayed bribe. Probably the real reason was to disguise the taste of the medicine.
When ever I had to take stuff to "get better" I was always offered ice cream to disguise the taste of what was "good for me."
However, I also remember spitting out the foul tasting medicine I was also given. I think I was better at disguising the fact the medicine didn't reach its intended resting place - the bottom of my stomach - than others in my family.
What's all this leading to?? Well, I have been taking all sorts of natural remedies to ward of the cold and flu due this season. Sour throats are apparently avoided if you take liberal doses of Listerine after brushing your teeth or during the day. So, apart from the stuff to fix my aches and pains - glucosamine ( that's got shark bones in it I am told ) Swiss multi vitamins because I am past 55, echanasia because "recent studies show 85% of colds are less server if liberal doses of e are taken before you get it", the old stalwart Vitamin C, I have been rinsing the mouth with Listerine and Listermint (that's the cheaper brand ).
I decided to have a look at what was in the Listerine... apart from fluoride that maybe gives you Alzheimer's Disease, there is ethanol that makes cars go further, benzoic acid that used as a food preservative, thymol which is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, eucalytol that makes clothes smell better, sodium fluoride - is that salt?? no I don't think so, and saccharin to disguise all the other foul tasting stuff.
And here is the real scary part; I am voluntarily taking all these things because I think they will do me so good.
According to a quote I just located when doing the research for this Maverick Spirit
"Medicine has always tasted foul, of course; indeed, the fouler the better."
Joseph Hall, DD (1574-1656)
Ah well, the cold is being kept at bay... so far!
Owned and managed by Shopzilla, a leading comparison shopping service founded in 1996, it is a haven of budget shoppers who visit from all over, to compare and buy virtually anything under the sun. Log on to this site and join the bandwagon of millions of users and an equal number of well stocked online stores where you can shop to your heart's content.
In this extensive virtual super market you can make your pick from the biggest selection from the Web's top-rated stores after comparing the prices offered by different retailers and you will get a good bargain each time and every time!
From the attractive home page with colorful product pictures or use the search tab on top of the page search by to unearth your dream product in seconds. The quick links at the left hand side include segments like Party Supplies, Kids' Corner Clothing, Shoes, Furniture, table lamp Home & Garden, Appliances, Bedding, and Home Lighting among others.
All shopping and no fun might put you off so enroll in some interesting surveys and opinion polls and where you can not only post your comments but also take home some of interesting gifts and chic BizRate gear.
Just log on to this amazing online store and discover the best products and surprise offers!
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." -Helen Keller
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Fall down seven times, get up eight times.
Late last year, just after the press reported my troubles with the Government about the sending of emails, and the imposing of $5.5 million in fines on my business and myself, one of my readers wrote in and said:
“Now Wayne we will really see what you are made of!”
So, for the last three years I have been waging a battle against those who would see me fail. A battle against those who see that anyone who challenges the system deserves to be crushed. A battle that sometimes seems unwinnable. Yet every time it seems like the battle has been conceded, someone or something comes into my world and gives me a hand.
On the same day just 5 weeks ago that I received a 50 cm thick book called "Taxing of Costs" of what the Government was claiming that they had spent to bring their court case against me – sorry what they had spent of your money – I received a brilliant 5cm thin book from two of the people who say I have in some way or some how inspired them. The Governments book claimed costs of $518,000 for running their case against me and was meant to crush me.
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Invoice factoring is the purchasing of accounts receivable invoices at the discounted price for immediate cash flow. Commonly used in the trucking, staffing, printing and other industries for receivables financing, invoice factoring has also become an integral part of small business financing. Factoring enables a business to have immediate access to up to 95% of the face value of accounts receivable invoices. By outsourcing account receivables collection to AIM Business Capital, you can fund your payroll and invest in company improvements worry free without the need of a large in-house collection department. After the invoices are submitted and verified, they are quickly funded within 24 hours.
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What is The Secret REALLY about? The original idea is based on a 1910 book by Wallace D Wattle called “The Science of Getting Rich”. download your free copy here
Basically, the theory is that out of nothing you can create something. What we think about is what comes to pass! So, have you ever wondered how to turn nothing into something?
In order to turn nothing into something, you've got to start with some ideas and imagination. Now, it might be hard to call ideas and imagination nothing; but how tangible are just your ideas?
This is the start point of achieving – imagine what you want and work towards creating it.
Someone's idea became that magnificent resort hotel, someone’s frustration at not being able to get something turned into an business, a doctors horror at an incurable idea and a belief that it could be cured into a new vaccine or someone’s off the wall thoughts that became a miracle product. These are examples of an idea – a nothing tangibly, that became so powerful in your mind and in your consciousness that they seem real to you even before they become tangible.
The Secret is Imagination that is so strong, you can actually see it.
If you have ever built a house from the ground up you will remember going to the vacant block with your friends and family walking them through your imaginary home. I am sure that many of you have done this – imagined something so vividly that it appeared real, and ultimately came into being. And this usually was before the plans were drawn up!
I vividly remember standing on a sandy block in Hillarys Western Australia and the Real Estate salesman saying; “Just over there will be a school, just below us will be a monster park, and just over there, just above that hill will be one of Australia’s largest shopping centres.” As I wiped the sand from my eyes on that blustery winter day in 1972, sand that was being whipped up by a strong sea breeze blowing across the desert that was a future town, I believed him. I bought that block of sand!!
In 2007 the monster park is Mawson Park which is absolutely fantastic, the school is one of Perth's finest and the shopping centre is Whitfords City which is one of the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Someone imagined so hard that they created something out of nothing.
So, the first step of turning nothing into something is to imagine the possibilities.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Like other online stores we have reviewed in the past, the Online discount Mart provides s Toll-free Telephone number, a contact form and a physical address. It is always a good thing to have the assurance of several methods of contacting the person behind the website. The site itself is focussed on being a shopping cart - you browse the catalogue, add items to your cart and once you have finished, check out and pay for your goods. The FAQ tells us that they ship to the 50 states using Ground service, so you will have your order in about a week.
The site offers a bit more than just a catalogue where you can purchase your goods from - it also has an articles section. The articles are fairly closely aligned with the type of goods in their catalogue. There is a heap of gardening and home decorating Ideas to be found.
In 1969 Campbell sold more records than The Beatles, a surge in popularity that came off the back of his TV show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour; and the same year he co-starred in True Grit with his friend John Wayne. ("My horse," Campbell recalls, "was frightened of his horse.").
Though his instinct for a song is uncanny - he says he wanted to record Jimmy Webb's By The Time I Get To Phoenix the moment he saw the title - he has never acquired the respect accorded to some other performers; perhaps because his songs were considered too middle-of-the-road for a pop audience, too country for the middle-of-the-road market, and too mainstream for country and western fans. He's written hit records, but sees himself predominantly as an interpreter of work by others, including Larry Weiss, who wrote Rhinestone Cowboy.
Often there is a bond between a performed and a song writer. Campbell says:
"I have had that kind of a bond," says Campbell, "with a man who has been like a brother to me: Jimmy Webb."
When Campbell's first hit, Turn Around, Look At Me, was released, Webb, 11 years his junior, was a 14-year-old living in Laverne, Oklahoma.
"I heard that song on the radio," Webb tells me, on the phone from his home in New York, "and 'I borrowed money from my dad. I had never bought a record before."
He played the single, as he recalls, to the point that his father, a Baptist preacher, implored him to stop. "I said, `Dad, this is what I want to do. I want to write songs like this one.'
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Friday, July 13, 2007
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When searching for trip or flights through Sidestep, all you need to do is fill in the place from where you are planning to start the journey as well as your destination, the time and date of arrival and return. Besides these, there are more search options which allow you to search for different fare classes, fares for children and the like. The site also has a practice of listing the deals of the day on its home page which helps every traveler around the world.
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Thursday, July 12, 2007
Anyway, apart from PC rentals, they also offer Mac Pro rental which should appeal to Mac users. But that’s not all. Offering short term rentals on these type of computers, ComputerRentals have wisely diversified their product range to projectors, LCD monitors, CRT monitors, Audio Visual rentals, Printer rentals and even office equipment rentals. These rentals can be catered for various needs from trade shows to meetings and conventions or even dinner meetings. They offer advise on your specific requirements so that you only need to rent the appropriate equipment for your needs.
Offering a guarantee on ontime delivery, ComputerRentals promises much on service and satisfaction. They even come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Otherwise, rental is free! Now, how do you beat that?
So, on that road trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Wichita you can, with a little planning have everything ready before you broad the big plane. For the trade show in Tulsa you can arrange the Tulsa projector rental with our central booking facility, and at the same time have the training session for yur Oklahoma convention booked in with Oklahoma City projector rental taken care of and then, as you wing it home, you can be sure Wichita projector rental will have your euipment ready for the last seesion before your week is done.
Use sharing tools built into sites like YouTube. When you put a video on your own site, it's stuck there. When you put the same video on YouTube, it is surrounded by text and links encouraging viewers to share it. Viewers can add it to favorites, send it to their contact lists, add it to blogs ... and a dozen other kinds of sharing you'll never get from your own site.
Think of these social network sites as distribution services, with pre-existing technology to promote you to pre-existing networks of interested leads.
So, if you are set on moving to this great city you need the best possible advice. The leading realator in the city Boston Condos Group have created a One-Stop website designed to be the definitive condo resource for buyers searching the Boston real estate market.
When you visit the website it is arranged by neighborhood, or you can search the MLS, and there are individual pages dedicated to the many exciting condo developments throughout the city. There are always condos for sale currently on the market. For each neighborhood you can see listing about condos in preconstruction, new construction, and re-sale properties, and each development boasts of its many deluxe and modern amenities.
You will be impressed by the resources available at Boston Condo Group's website. And if you are not ready to move just yet, subscribe for the newsletter or add the Boston CondosNews blog to your RSS feed
The answers were varied, as you can imagine, but three kept coming up and ended up dominating the study:
If I could do it all again, I would reflect more.
If I could do it all again, I would risk more.
If I could do it all again, I would do more things that would live on after I'm dead.
It's something to think about, isn't it?
The major difference is in the time taken for approval of a business mortgage loans. When getting store credit or a personal credit card, you wait patiently for 60 seconds, and all is done. Compare this to business finance where you need to supply two or three years figures, a details proposal of how you are going to repay the loan, and then it goes off to some mysterious loans officer to approve.
The role of a broker is helpful here where you can get a third party, who is earning money for getting the loan approved, to do all the leg work.
When you have your loan in place, as long as payments are regular, a business mortgage loans is very much set and forget.
So, it takes longer, you need more support documentation but when in place, it is usually hassle free. With a good business plan, you can get your finance requirements set for the next 2 to three years now.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Cherish your ideals.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
the beauty that forms in your mind,
the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts,
for out of them will grow all delightful conditions,
all heavenly environment;
of these, if you but remain true to them,
your world will at last be built."
Colloidal Silver Works as the silver blocks an enzyme on the cell wall that germs require for metabolism and survival. By acting to specifically to disable this enzyme which is common to many viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites, colloidal Silver creates a antibacterial effect. Whilst achieving this great result the colloidal silver doesn’t affect other enzymes required for tissue cells in the body.
Taking colloidal silver in sufficient daily doses acts like a second immune system. In effect it acts parallel to and independent of the body's own first line of defence.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The easy of use is just fabulous. With little or no training you can be under way as the scanning and image processing are fully automatic. Starting immediately, the scan process takes place in the background and stores the image on your PC or server. You can also export the details to any application, or use email or FTP so share with other users.
The medicscan package immediately allows offices to offer improve customer service to their clients whilst cutting down on paper work. A very important benefit that shows up very quickly is an increase in productivity and a significant reduction in human errors
When you combine the ease of use with clear and sharp images that MedicScan produces it is easy to see why there is a great deal of excitement being generated by the people who have installed the system.
If you are still thinking it is all a bit good to be true here are some more features that have got people talking. The medicscan is small taking up very little desktop space, the process of card detection is automatic, and it even corrects the image if you happen to put the card in the wrong way round.
You can immediately create beautiful and custom canvas artwork that can be given as a holiday gift or used as home decor.
It is so easy – it takes a few minutes to register, load your photo and then create an amazing one off work of art.
So whether your are decorating, redecorating, personalizing a house or apartment, room, office or just spicing up any space photofiddle is just the coolest new way to decorate your home
Want idea of what to use – the most popular photos so far include those of weddings, a special holiday scene, cute kids children, funny pet shots, the new baby and the extended family.