Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's


"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

- Edith Lovejoy Pierce




Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Your mission...


Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.

- Richard Bach



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Something is better...


Ten percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing.



Monday, December 28, 2009

Music...


I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music.

- Ansel Adams



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Motivation...


Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot. - Unknown


Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Creativity...


You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

— Maya Angelou



Thursday, December 17, 2009

New ideas...


Always be open to new ideas, even if they don't make immediate sense.

- Manjit Singh, CIO Chiquita Brands Intl.



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

To give...


To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.

- Max Beerbohm


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Focus...


Obstacles are things you see when you're not focused on your goal.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Don't cease the illusions...


Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

- Mark Twain



Friday, December 11, 2009

Goals...


You will never reach a goal that you do not set.

- Mark McConachie



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Don't turn your back...


You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.

- J. Pierpont Morgan



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Write it down...


Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it - ink it!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

How far one can go...


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot



Monday, December 7, 2009

Manners...


"The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones."

- Solomon ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol



Friday, December 4, 2009

Don't forget to live...


Some people spend so much of their time trying to succeed that they forget to live. - Philippos


Thursday, December 3, 2009

The right direction...


Keep your head and your heart in the right direction and you'll never have to worry about your feet.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Know where you are going...


One never goes as far as when one doesn't know where one is going. - Goethe


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Your path...



Where your attention goes, you go. - Gary Zukav


Monday, November 30, 2009

Values...


"We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs." -Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Success...


You are successful the moment you start moving forward a worthwhile goal.

- Charles Carson



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No regrets...


Life is too short. If you have something to say, say it. Don't hold back. Regrets are harder to live with.

- Kelly Shipp



Monday, November 23, 2009

Willpower...


"It's not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not."

- James Gordon



Friday, November 20, 2009

10 tips for a fresh financial start...


The past is past. Hit rough financial times? It's understandable- you may be feeling pretty crummy right now. And with Thanksgiving one week away, how about a fresh look at your situation- dare I say there may be something for which you can be grateful? It's time to move on, and take some action, with a plan outlined by "The Money Lady", Suze Orman, writing for Oprah.com.

10 tips for a fresh financial start:

1. No Blame, No Shame
2. Take a Snapshot of Your Finances
3. Adopt a Foolproof Credit Card Strategy
4. Try Harder to Save
5. Separate Savings from Investments
6. Know Your Credit Score
7. Evaluate Your Retirement Plan
8. Diversify Your Assests
9. Don't Obsess Over Your Home's Value
10. Protect Your Family—and Your Nest Egg

Read the full article here


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Like bacon?...



Like bacon? Just for fun, check out this website - MMMvelopes, bacon salts, bacon pop, bacon dressing, and much more fun! Check out the JDFood's website here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What you want...


The more clear you are on what you want, the more power you will have.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Our aim...


The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we hit it.

- Tim Timmons




Thursday, November 12, 2009

Picking cherries...


You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree. - J. Pierpont Morgan


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Enthusiasm...


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Be thankful...


If you can't be content with what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Don’t Sell Out! You Were Born For a Reason...




"You showed up on this planet for a reason. Maybe you showed up to sing, or to dance, or to teach, or to write, or to entertain, or to act, or to talk, or to cook, or to paint, or any other thing, but you showed up for a reason. There’s a purpose that you came here to fulfill. Don't 'sell out!'"

Read the full article...



Friday, November 6, 2009

Helping other people...


You can't help a person uphill without getting closer to the top yourself.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Doing nothing...


Never, in the history of mankind, has any situation improved on it's own while you sit there, doing nothing.

- David Cottrell




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Common sense...


Common sense isn't all that common.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

People remember...


People rarely remember what you had to say, but they'll never forget how you made them feel.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Your life -


Your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.

— Raymond Charles Barker


Friday, October 30, 2009

Daylight savings time...


Daylight savings time ending - don't forget to turn back your clocks Saturday night...

Smart and Happy...


"You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . . it's your choice"

— Gordon B. Hinckley


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Use of Technology...


In business, not only should you use technology to solve problems, but use it also to help your successes.

- Kelly Shipp


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10 flu-fighting foods...



10 foods that provide top doses of the vitamins and nutrients you need to protect and defend against illness.

Why should you eat strawberries?...

Video:





If you can't see the video above, watch online here.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Miracles...


Do you believe in miracles? Miracles can be of any size - large or small. Believing is the first step.

- Kelly Shipp


Monday, October 26, 2009

The road ahead...


If we're always looking in the rear view mirror it's hard to keep our eyes on the road ahead.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Die waiting...


Annually, over 6,000 people in the U.S. die waiting for organ transplants. If we all signed-up as donors, no one would die waiting.

National Geographic


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where are you spending your time?


It's a huge net-negative to build something so resource-intensive that you don't have time to sell it. You're much better off spending more time selling a less expansive product.

- Unknown author


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Singing in the shower...



"There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva."

- Josh Groban


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Appreciation...


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

- Voltaire


Monday, October 19, 2009

Be happy with yourself...


You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are.

- Jeph Jacques


Friday, October 16, 2009

You...


You are not a human being. You are being human---a spirit having a human experience.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Decide what you want...


The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

- Ben Stein



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Your path...


I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

- Rosalia de Castro



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Painting...


Good painting is a music and a melody which intellect only can appreciate, and with great difficulty.

- Michelangelo



Monday, October 12, 2009

Smile!


If you're having a bad day, smile. Research shows that smiling floods your brain with feel-good chemicals, making you feel more cheerful.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Weather...


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

- George Santayana



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Make a photograph...


You don't take a photograph, you make it. -Ansel Adams


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Random act of kindness...


Random Act of Kindness: Make home made cards with inspirational messages and leave them on random cars.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nature Makes Us Nicer People, New Study Says...


Nature Makes Us Nicer People, New Study Says...

Don't disregard those wall calendars showing far-off nature scenes quite yet. It just might make you a more caring, community-oriented, and generous person. A new study by the University of Rochester found that after looking at nature scenes, people feel closer to their community, are willing to give more money to a charitable cause, and care more about social outcomes than they are after looking at man-made scenes. The reason, the researchers state, it communing with nature helps people also commune with their basic values.
Read the full story here


Monday, October 5, 2009

Deeper connections...


Love is a two-way street. This is true in relationships and in business. Help customers build a deeper connection with your product or service.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Be safe...


Studies have shown texting behind the wheel can be as dangerous as driving drunk.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Diet...


If you gave up five bites from every meal,
you'd lose a pound a week.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Imagination...


Live out of your imagination, not your history. -Stephen Covey


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mistakes that may hurt your heart...


Mistake: Never taking a nap

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that midday naps reduced coronary death by 30%. Scientists believe it's because napping may decrease some of the day-to-day stress that wreaks havoc on our hearts.

- John Tesh, Intelligence for your Life

Monday, September 28, 2009

Change...


Change your thoughts, change your world.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Forget mistakes...


Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.

- Will Durant




Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wireless broadband...


We can transmit photographs from orbital space stations from practically any planet in our solar system, but yet we can’t provide wireless broadband connectivity in rural America.

- Kelly Shipp



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Creativity...


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya Angelou


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Success...


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

- Winston Churchill



Monday, September 21, 2009

The road to success...


The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.


Friday, September 18, 2009

The weather...


"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."

-Kin Hubbard




Thursday, September 17, 2009

Change your tomorrow...


You are where you are today because of choices you made yesterday; if today isn’t the best day of your life, make choices today that will change your tomorrow!

- Rudelle Thomas



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Say it out loud...


The Navajos believe that if you can say what you want out loud, then doing so will make it happen.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mean what you say...


Say what you think and mean what you say. Personal branding is nothing more than amplifying who you really are.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today...


What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all of our tomorrows. ~A.Stoddard


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Go do it...


"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

- Howard Thurman



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Photographs...


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

-Ansel Adams



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Change environments...


If you feel you have to change yourself or your message to be accepted at work, change environments, don't change yourself.


Friday, September 4, 2009

10 Tips for Surviving The Economic Downturn...




10 Tips for Surviving The Economic Downturn - these tips apply more toward technology and web design, but they can easily apply to any industry.

Life...


The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. - Frank Lloyd Wright


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Abundance...


Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. ~Wayne Dyer


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Life...


Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still. -Linda Brakeall


Monday, August 31, 2009

Initiative...


"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." -- Rabindranath Tagore.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sand Art...


Last year I sent videos around of this artist and her sand art, and she's still improving! Great artist: YouTube video below:

Prayer...


Prayer: The world's greatest wireless connection.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Knowledge...


"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

- Benjamin Franklin



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stop Mosquito Bites from Itching


Ways to Get Rid of a Mosquito Bite - here are various ways to keep those bites from itching: http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Mosquito-Bites-from-Itching


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Calendar...


"Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of."

―Charles Richards



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Win the customer...


You can't win the game by square-footage. You win by the customer experience.

- Carol Tome
CFO, Home Depot


Monday, August 24, 2009

Your heart...


The longest journey you will make in your life is from your head to your heart.

– Unknown Sioux Indian



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Google Search tips...


Here are two good links that show several, easy, Google search tips that you may not know (or have forgotten):

http://www.google.com/landing/searchtips/#helpcenter

http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861

Bookmark these for future reminders. Hope this helps!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Life in your Years...


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

- Abraham Lincoln


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ideas...


"It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all."

— Edward de Bono



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Your Values...


It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

~Roy Disney



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Future...


"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."

~Abraham Lincoln


Monday, August 17, 2009

Why not?...


You see things and say 'Why?'; but I dream things that never were and I say 'Why not?'

- George Bernard Shaw



Friday, August 14, 2009

Growth or Safety...


You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.

- Abraham Maslow



Thursday, August 13, 2009

What customers want...


You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.

- Steve Jobs



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Educational TV...


"I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book."

- Groucho Marx


Monday, August 10, 2009

Good company...


"No road is long with good company." - Proverb


A great soul...A great person...


Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


Friday, August 7, 2009

Feeling overwhelmed?...


For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

– Lily Tomlin



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Dreams of the future...


I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

- Thomas Jefferson



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Benefits not features...


Sell the benefits not the features.

People will more likely buy your product if you list the benefits instead of its features.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Fun!


"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

- Walt Disney


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Consumer purchasing...


Not all consumers use the same criteria in their buying decisions. - Julia Woods

Keep this in-mind as you market your products and services. Consumers choose by price (low or high!), quality, brand, features, etc. Allow for the variations.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photography...


Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

- Ansel Adams



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Business prospects...


"Approach prospects with idea of helping them solve problems, achieve goals, not selling products, services."

~Brian Tracy


Friday, July 24, 2009

Time...


Don't count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wanting more...


If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.

- Dr Phil


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Big Canvas...


"Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can."

-Danny Kaye


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Creative thinking...


Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

- Albert Einstein



Monday, July 20, 2009

Rules...


"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."

~ Katharine Hepburn



Friday, July 17, 2009

Explore...


"If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much."

-Tom Krause



Thursday, July 16, 2009

You...


"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

—Judy Garland


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Faith...


Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Optimism...


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

- Helen Keller

Friday, July 10, 2009

Get happy...


Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

-Elbert Hubbard



Thursday, July 9, 2009

Get up!...


"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."

- George Burns (1896-1996)



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Be a good person...


"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am."

— Author Unknown



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goals...


"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

-Zig Ziglar



Monday, July 6, 2009

Exercise...


We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising.

- Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Cooper Institute



Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Weeds...


"A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows."

—Doug Larson


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Change...


"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."

- Heraclitus


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Passion...


"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."

- Oprah Winfrey


Monday, June 29, 2009

Goals...


"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going."

-Earl Nightingale


Friday, June 26, 2009

What's important to you?...


Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.

- Stephen Covey



Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dream...


To have a dream come true, you must have a dream.

- Kelly Shipp



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Motivation...


People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing.. that's why we recommend it daily.

- Zig Ziglar



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Investing...Learn More



Learn at least one thing about investing, whether you know nothing or a lot.

If you're socially inclined, form an educational investing club with friends. (You can learn how at better-investing.org). If you're more of a do-it-yourselfer, just start reading. A couple of good places to begin are moneychimp.com and fool.com/school.




Monday, June 22, 2009

Good design...


Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent. — Joe Sparano


Friday, June 19, 2009

Business...


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

- Richard Branson



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stretch your mind...


What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. - Wayne Dyer


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Exercise and Intelligence...


The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmounious proportions to produce a creative intelligence. And so did the most brilliant intelligence of our earliest days - Thomas Jefferson - when he said, not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise.

If the man who wrote the Decleration of Independence, was Secretary of State, and twice President, could give it two hours, our children can give it ten or fifteen minutes.

- John F Kennedy (1917-63), US statesman, Address to the National Football Foundations, 5 Dec 1961.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Be Yourself...


Be Honest. Be Unique. Be Yourself. There is no one else in the world like you, nor will there ever be. So what will you do with your gifts?

- Jon Chan, Photographer

Thursday, June 11, 2009

People talking behind your back...


If people talk behind your back, it just means that you're ahead of them.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases


The 32 Most Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
This is a good read - are there words that you are commonly misusing?
Click here to read the full story


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

9 Things We Want to Play With This Summer


Summer Lust List: Nine Things We Want to Play With This Summer:
View the slideshow

Anyone tried the Flamedisk? Looks interesting...


Monday, June 8, 2009

Vision...


You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it - John Lennon




Friday, June 5, 2009

Focus on the type of work you want...


Your portfolio should still focus on the types of work you want to land in the
future. Your website, business card and even testimonials should all reflect the niche you want to work with.




Thursday, June 4, 2009

Progress...


Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. -Frederick B. Wilcox




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Success...


Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen




Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Social networking...



Social networking is fun, but it can also be used to assist you in your business or further your career. There are dozens of social networking sites on the internet. Here are some of the more popular ones: Bahu, Bebo, Biip, Facebook, Geni, Habbo, itsmy, Jaiku, kaioo, LinkedIn, Ning, Plaxo, Plurk, Pownce, Twitter, and Vox.

Social Networking is here to stay. Why not take advantage of it grow your networks, and put them to work for you!

- Diane Berkenfeld, Editor, Studio Photography






Monday, June 1, 2009

Sip Smarter...


Slurping down too many sugary drinks could raise your risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to recent research. After 25 weeks with free access to sugar water, mice displayed memory-retention problems and an increase in brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's development. Researchers aren't sure if the bump in sugar intake caused the increased mental impairment. But past research has indicated that inflammation and insulin resistance (both linked to excess sugar intake) could lead to Alzheimer's.

Limit soda and other sugary treats, and feed your brain omega-3-rich fish and antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables, which show promise in protecting the brain from age-related damage.


Source: www.wholeliving.com


Friday, May 29, 2009

Your first idea...


Your first idea is rarely your best. Don't be afraid to nuke your first idea and run with your second--or third, forth or fifth.

- Jason Calacanis






Thursday, May 28, 2009

The future...


If you plan for a decade, plant trees. If you plan for a century, teach the children.




Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Focus on your work and personal progress...


Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. Now's the time to build, so turn off CNBC and forget the Dow. It's meaningless to you now. All that matters is your work and your personal progress.

- Jason Calacanis






Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Being content....


To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches. - Cicero




Monday, May 25, 2009

Never blame yourself...


"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" -- Yogi Berra.




Friday, May 22, 2009

Financial education in high school...


The number of states that require financial education in high school: 3.
Percentage of survey respondents who say financial basics should be taught in high school: 95%.


So why aren't we?


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Attitude...


"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it's successful outcome." - William James




Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beauty...


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. ~ Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Opportunity...


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like work.

- Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
American Inventor






Monday, May 18, 2009

Happiness...


Happiness is the only thing you can give without having.




Friday, May 15, 2009

Laughing and exercise...


Laughing 100 times burns the equivalent of 15 minutes on an exercise bike. Laugh! It's good for you.




Thursday, May 14, 2009

Legalities...


No one has ever been sorry they got it in writing.




Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eight common business assumptions


Here's a good list of common beliefs and assumptions that businesses make and what we can learn from them.

Read the full article here


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

World's Happiest Places




Where in the world do people feel most content with their lives?

According to a new report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, a Paris-based group of 30 countries with democratic governments that provides economic and social statistics and data, happiness levels are highest in northern European countries.

In Depth: See All 10 of the World's Happiest Places

Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands rated at the top of the list, ranking first, second and third, respectively. Outside Europe, New Zealand and Canada landed at Nos. 8 and 6, respectively. The United States did not crack the top 10. Switzerland placed seventh and Belgium placed tenth.

Read more


Monday, May 11, 2009

Innovation...


If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.

– Woody Allen






Friday, May 8, 2009

Best E-mail Practice...


Look at your e-mail one time. Act on it - or delete it.




Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh yeah, Chocolate!


Did you know?

  • Preliminary studies show that the consumption of chocolate has a positive impact on cardiovascular health (Univ. of CA-Davis)

  • Chocolate increases the absorption of some procyanidins and blood's antioxidant capacity (slows heart disease) - Univ. of Buenos Aires

  • Dark chocolate can improve blood pressure and resistance to insulin & reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol (Univ. of L'Aquila, Italy)







Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Your Dream...


Don't let weeds grow around your dreams.




Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Artists...


Artists make us see the world that is always there, but which we were unaware of until they open our eyes.




Monday, May 4, 2009

Social media...


Social media is about dialogue, not broadcasting.




Thursday, April 30, 2009

It will be worth it.


You say: 'It's not worth it'. God says: It will be worth it. (Roman 8:28 )




Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Open Door...


Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.

- Alexander Graham Bell






Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ask yourself...


Every once in a while ask yourself the question, If money weren't a consideration, what would I like to be doing?




Monday, April 27, 2009

Adventure...


Every so often let your spirit of adventure triumph over your good sense.




Friday, April 24, 2009

Your own hands...


"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands."

- Clint Eastwood






Thursday, April 23, 2009

Competition...


On competition: Figure what they all do the same. Figure how you can be different.




Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Water...


According to the EPA, the average bath uses 70 gallons of water, while a five-minute shower uses only 10 gallons of water.




Monday, April 20, 2009

Be happier in 30 minutes...


9 things you can do to be happier in the next 30 minutes - easy, doable, short list provided by John Tesh. Make your day better!

1. Raise your activity level to pump up your energy.
2. Take a walk outside.
3. Reach out.
4. Rid yourself of a nagging task.
5. Create a more serene environment.
6. Do a good deed.
7. Save someone’s life.
8. Act happy.
9. Learn something new.

Read the full article here:
9 things you can do to be happier in the next 30 minutes.




Stay Healthy...


People at a healthy weight have a lower risk of anxiety, phobias, depression, and drug/alcohol abuse.




Sunday, April 19, 2009

Do Your Best...


Don't worry about what others say or do. Do your best. God is keeping all the records.

- Kelly Shipp/Joel Osteen






Friday, April 17, 2009

If it works...


If it works, copy it.

- Tony Schwartz






Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top 10 Coolest BBQ Grills


It's summer!....well, almost...and time to get those BBQ grills ready. Don't have one? Here are some cool ideas for you to consider.

>> Here's the full list: Top 10 Coolest BBQ Grills











Good company...


Remember that the shortest way to get anywhere is to have good company traveling with you.




Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Be a great investor...


The shortest path to becoming a great investor is to copy one - and cherry-pick cheap stocks from Warren Buffett's holdings.

- Jack Hough






Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Progress...


If you can't measure it, you can't manage it.




Monday, April 13, 2009

Be happy for what you have...


Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now - and then got it back again.




Sunday, April 12, 2009

Your future.


You have not seen your best days. They are in your future. God is in complete control. Have faith.




Friday, April 10, 2009

Get more business...


You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

- Dale Carnegie (1895-1955)
American Educator






Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mistakes...


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)






Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Past, Present and Future...


If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

- Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
British statesman






Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Opportunity...


When opportunity knocks, about all some people do is complain about the noise.




Monday, April 6, 2009

Talking about problems...


Some people talk more about their problems than praying for them.




Friday, April 3, 2009

Smile and change it...


Some people grin and bear it - others smile and change it.




Thursday, April 2, 2009

Be kind...


You cannot antagonize and persuade at the same time.




Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Milk another cow...


Instead of crying over spilled milk, go and milk another cow.




Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Setbacks...


It's not a setback. It's a test.




Monday, March 30, 2009

Live your life....


The universe favors the brave. When you resolve, once and for all, to live
your life to its highest level, the strength of your soul will guide you.




Friday, March 27, 2009

Ordinary...


Ordinary actions get ordinary results.




Thursday, March 26, 2009

Every sunrise and sunset...


Every sunrise is God's greeting - the sunset his signature.




Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nuts...


Almonds and walnuts contain a generous helping of healthy fats, vitamins, and protein that benefit cardiovascular and brain health. Nuts are also high in compounds that ease inflammation. Keep in mind that peanuts are not true nuts; they're legumes.




Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Don't be afraid...


What are you more afraid of, success or failure?




Monday, March 23, 2009

Keep out of debt...


If you want to keep out of debt, you must earn more than you yearn.




Friday, March 20, 2009

Home...


Home is a place where the great are small and the small are great.




Thursday, March 19, 2009

Essentials for happiness...


Three grand essentials to happiness are: something to do, something to love, something to hope for.




Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Progress...


Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

- James Bryant Conant (1893-1978)
American educator and president, Harvard University





Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Selling solutions...


You can't sell solutions unless people realize they have problems.





Monday, March 16, 2009

Kindness...


If you are too busy to be kind, you are too busy.




Friday, March 13, 2009

Defeat...


You are never defeated unless you defeat yourself.




Thursday, March 12, 2009

Invisible Branding...




Is your company missing these key points? This is a short, yet interesting article.

Read the full article here.







Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Innovation...


To be an innovation leader, advertise your successes.




Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When life is not fair...


Life may not be fair,
but God is fair.

- Joel Osteen





Monday, March 9, 2009

Change...


Technology comes and goes. Human nature is something that is slower to change.




Sunday, March 8, 2009

Research...


If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called Research.

- A. Einstein








Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thoughts...


"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."

- Peace Pilgrim



Friday, March 6, 2009

Creativity...

"To do something very dumb in a clever way or do something clever in a very dumb way."

- Comedian Zach Galifianakis




Thursday, March 5, 2009

Loving gift...



Loving yourself (and forgiving yourself) fully is the single greatest gift you can give the people in your life.

- src: Alexis Neely



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Habits...


We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

- John Dryden
24 good, daily habits



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mind Over Mattress: How to Wake Early When All You Want to Do is Sleep



Have you struggled to wake early, continually hitting the snooze button?

Here are some good tips on how to get yourself to wake up earlier. It's easier than you think - just tweak it little by little.

Read the full story


Monday, March 2, 2009

5 Fundamentals for Success in Life...



What can we do to become more successful? How can we excel in all areas of life, whether professional or personal? A vast body of literature has been written on this subject over the decades, but here are five, fundamental points.
Read the full story

- Michael Miles



Sunday, March 1, 2009

Keep the Conversation Focused on Your Customer




Think of ways for your customers to think easier about your product/service.

In advertising and marketing and all business communications, think about your customer. One way the iPod won the MP3 war was they came up with a way for customers to think easier about the product. It fits 1000 songs. That was wayyyyyyyyy easier to understand than number of megabytes. Thus, the conversation was from the perspective of the customer.

Read the full article from Chris Brogan

Photo by 10ch

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Face it. Embrace it...



Learn to love what you don't understand. Face what scares you. It's called GROWTH.

- Michelle Tripp



Friday, February 27, 2009

Build bridges...



In business, building bridges is more important than building walls.



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Your target...



Know what you're aiming for - a fuzzy target is hard to hit.



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rules...


Learn the rules.
Then break some.



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Do you have a career mission?


Even if you work for a large company, you are still a company of one. You are you own CEO, CMO, CFO and CIO, on occassion, you’ll be your own intern but that’s a different story. Every great company has a goal, a mission, or a vision, to be successful, you should have one too.

Do you have a career mission? What exactly is it that you want to do when you’re at the peak of your career?

Read the full story



Monday, February 23, 2009

Yet to come...


It's good to know that the best times in your life are still to come. Take action! Make them happen!

- Tony Robbins


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Looking ahead...

"Life can be understood only looking behind, but can be lived only looking ahead.

- Soren Kierkegaard


Saturday, February 21, 2009

old errors...

"Why repeat the old errors, if there are so many new errors to commit?"

- Bertrand Russel


Friday, February 20, 2009

Sportsmanship...

AMAZING story: a team and a player decided there were more important things than winning:
http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=914609



Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dream...


Dream a new dream.

- Joel Osteen


the traveled path...

"Never walk on the traveled path, because it only leads you where others have been."

- Alexander Graham Bell


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Do something "mad"...


"If you run one business well, you can really run any business," according to Richard Branson, whose Virgin brand has expanded from music to mobile phones to airlines, and beyond.

Watch the short video interview:
http://www.openforum.com/management/video_bransonclip_dosomethingmad.html


More videos of Branson:
http://www.openforum.com/dtw/video_multi_richardbranson.html



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Assumptions...


If you make assumptions about the people you expect to use your product or service — who they are, how they behave, what makes them tick — you'll probably always be wrong.

- Excerpt from a User Experience Design article


Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't let them whittle you...


People who try to whittle you
down are only trying to
reduce you to their size.



Saturday, February 14, 2009

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Genius...


Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Genius: Great video from TED:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wine tips for Valentine's Day


Video courtesy of GaryVee and the Today Show (MSNBC):



Build your tribe...


In this interview, Seth Godin discusses the importance of focusing your talent.

YouTube video:


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Don't Despair...Imagine...


February 1930: "Our greatest industries in this country today are the new ones. And they are all dominated by young men who are ignorant enough to suppose that anything they imagine they can do. Fundamentally they are right."

- C.F. Kettering

Source: Think For A Change, LLC Blog



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 Things Your Customers Won’t Tell You … Unless You Ask

Freelance Folder blog has a good article listing three things your customers won't tell you. This is a good refresher to ensure you're thinking on the right issues in your business. Read the story


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Being an entrepreneur...


Outlaw Design Blog has an interesting post of articles from around the web that focus on running a small business and being an entrepreneur. Interesting reads - worth checking out. Read the article


Change...



Don't fight change. Nothing is forever.

- Joel Osteen


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Avoid procrastination...



To avoid procrastinating on a task, focus on its details and use self-imposed deadlines.

- src: How to Avoid Procrastination

Friday, February 6, 2009

what God thinks...

Be more concerned with what
God thinks about you than what
people think about you.


"We ought to obey God rather than men." - Acts 5:29



Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Facebook

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Facebook

This is a good post by Guy Kawasaki about Jesse Stay, the co-author of I'm on Facebook--Now What???: How to Get Personal, Business, and Professional Value from Facebook. A book that helps individuals and business owners better manage their lives through Facebook. Here are ten Facebook power tips:
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/04/ten-things-you.html



Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Believe in yourself...


The best way to get people to believe in
you is to believe in yourself.



Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's a new day...


Every morning brings a new day. So forget the shortcomings of yesterday and start over knowing you have another chance to succeed - 365 times every year!


Monday, February 2, 2009

Arguing...


The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is
the person who argues with him.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sky Angel Cowboy - story and follow-up interview...


If you haven't yet seen this, you need to. This is Sky Angel Cowboy interview - a radio station recorded a call-in from a 13-year-old boy. This video also includes a follow-up interview. Great story!





Saturday, January 31, 2009

In everything...


We should find ways to help each other, not compete with each other.

- Kelly Shipp, 1/31/2009




Friday, January 30, 2009

Little expenses...


Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
American statesman and author


Thursday, January 29, 2009

For the community...


The next time you're standing next to a
police officer, firefighter, or paramedic,
tell them that you appreciate what they
do for the community.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ability...


God will never give you the desire without giving you the ability.

- Joel Osteen


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Defeat isn't bitter...


Defeat isn't bitter, if you don't swallow it.



Monday, January 26, 2009

Cell phones exceeded residential phone service


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cellular phone expenditures surpassed spending on residential landline phone services beginning in 2007.






Sunday, January 25, 2009

What the ... duck?


Funny news clip:





Great interviews w/Tim Ferris and Marci Alboher


 
Great interviews with Tim Ferris and Marci Alboher - at Google - about their books, working virtually, being more productive/successful, and how they used Google Adwords to test their book titles.
http://futureperfectpublishing.com/2009/01/23/the-sticky-goodness-of-testing-book-titles-with-google-adwords/



Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Worst Food in America of 2009...



Who'da thunk it? According to a recent article from Men's Health:

Baskin Robbins Large Chocolate Oreo Shake
2,600 calories
135 g fat (59 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats)
263 g sugars
1,700 mg sodium

It has more than a day's worth of calories and three days worth of saturated fat, and, worst of all, usually takes less than 10 minutes to sip through a straw. But, don't get me wrong - I love this shake! :)

Eat This Instead! (and ask for two spoons)
2-Scoop Hot fudge Sundae
Chocolate and Vanilla
530 calories
29 g fat (19 g saturated fat)
52 g sugars

Read the article here.



Friday, January 23, 2009

Take off the stress...



How do you sell your stuff to someone who is also concerned about losing their job? If you're Hyundai, you offer a year-long return policy where customers can return their vehicles should they lose their job or suffer some other "life-altering circumstance" such as a transfer. Take a look at your return policies, payment plans and guarantees. Do they relieve the stress of spending money on your stuff?

Learn more: Hyundai Assurance

The Lesson: Use your return policies and payment plans to reduce the stress of your customers.

- Source: GasPedal.net

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do a good job...


Do a good job because you want to, not because you have to. This puts you in charge instead of your boss.



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Speech...


Speech is conveniently located between
thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.

- John Andrew Holmes (1812-1899)
U.S. lawyer, brother of Oliver Wendell Holmes


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

on Leadership...


The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
26th President of the United States



Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Humor: Gladys on Ellen


I ran across this video and wanted to share. Maybe this will give you a good laugh for the day:





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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Make the most of the time...


When the time has passed, you're not going to remember that bad day at work. You're going to remember the good times with your family. Make the most of the time you'll remember.

- Kelly Shipp, 1/17/2009



GetHuman database...


Tired of prerecorded messages and want to speak to a real human the next time you have a customer service issue? Check out www.gethuman.com – a database of hundreds of major companies with their direct lines and instructions on how to quickly get to a live representative.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Referrals...


When seeking a referral, start by making sure your customers are happy, then follow it with a polite request.

- How to ask for a referral, Gaspedal.com


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happiness...


Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

- a Point-to-Ponder from 6/20/1990. I liked it so much I wanted to post it again.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Second job...


Your best second job could be the one you already have.

- Peter Keating



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Get the job done...


Whenever possible, eliminate every
rule, regulation, and policy and replace
them with four words: "Get the job done."


Monday, January 12, 2009

Uncluttering System...


Here's how to get rid of the things you no longer need but can't bear to throw out:
  1. Put them in a box with a label indicating a date two or three years from now - but don't list the contents on the label.
  2. Store the box in the attic or the basement, or wherever is convenient.
  3. Once a year, examine the labels. When you come across a box whose date has passed, throw it out without opening it. Since you don't know what's inside, you'll never miss it.

Of course, you can stop things from accumulating by getting in the habit of throwing them out now, rather than later. Every time you start to store something in the back of your closet or attic, ask yourself, "Do I really want to save this?" Discipline yourself now.

- Simplify Your Life, Elaine St. James.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Give credit...


Always give other people the credit for anything good that happens. Credit is like love - the more you give away, the more you have left for yourself.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Just do it -


The next time you find yourself procrastinating, STOP. Just do it! It's 2009. It's time you got some things done.


Help Daniela's family...


This is a great success story on how technology (and caring people) have helped raise money for this family. Please read the story. This is a great testament that the world is a good place and people do really care. This is also a great example of what you can do to help others in need, and how technology can help. Yes, there are organizations worldwide that help the poor and underprivileged, but this is something that you can do to help those in your neighborhood, city, or state.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

That new idea...


If you try a new idea and it fails,
keep tinkering with it and try again.
You may be only an inch away from
real success.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reduce eye strain...


Using a computer for long periods is one of the most common causes of eyestrain. This type of eyestrain is called computer vision syndrome.
Here are some tips for reducing computer eye strain:

  • Compared with when you are reading printed material, when you are using a computer, your eyes blink about five times less often. Blinking is good! Blinking produces tears that can help moisten and lubricate your eyes.

  • Keep the top of your screen at eye level or below so that you look down slightly at your work.

  • If you work in a very bright office environment, you could reduce overhead lighting to make your surroundings the same brightness (or slightly dimmer) than the background on your screen. Computer monitor is a source of light itself, so it doesn’t require additional illumination. Use a floor or desk lamp to throw a spotlight on papers. Too much contrast between the screen and the surrounding environment can cause eyestrain.

  • Take eye breaks. Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by forcing them to focus on something other than on your computer screen. Try to give yourself a five-minute rest every hour.


Additional resources:



Monday, January 5, 2009

Become the architect of your future


Act as if failure is impossible, and your success will be assured. Wipe out every thought of not achieving your objectives, whether they are material or spiritual. Be brave, and set no limits on the workings of your imagination. Never be a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. You will never be the same.



Friday, January 2, 2009

Your spirit


Nourish your spirit. Do the things you fear.



Thursday, January 1, 2009

Spiritual


We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Make the best of 2009 - Experience it. Live it!