Which is more important? The Decision Making Process or Critical Thinking Skills? Yesterday my post focused on the Decision Making Process...the steps…the importance of the very first decision in the process deciding “do I have a need”? And if you get this first decision wrong then obviously you have made a bad decision on the entire subject. For example, if you are making a decision as to whether you may need professionals to help you with a specific area of need and you decide that you don’t have a need in that area, when in fact you obviously do have a need, then you have ignored the need, not understood the potential consequences of ignoring the need, or you decide that you will take the risk and the consequences which typically is an irresponsible conclusion.
I am sure that none of my readers want to consider themselves irresponsible. Probably the most recurring conclusion is that…yes, I have the need but cannot afford to do anything about it. If this is the case then your income is not at the right levels and that is certainly an issue. You need to be talking with a competent person who can help you earn more money!
Mission: Critical thinking is essential if we are to get to the root of our problems and develop reasonable solutions. After all, the quality of everything we do is determined by the quality of our thinking.
I see many very intelligent professionals make incorrect decisions on the first decision question in the decision process…“do I have a need?” This specifically applies in the case of the decision on “do I need the services of a financial advisor, a CPA, a law firm, a business consultant or trainer, an insurance broker, or a doctor”. Much of my life has been devoted to working with responsible people who realize that their lives can be much better if they elect to select and work with professionals in these fields. In building my practice as a financial advisor I found more than (300) people who agreed that it would be in their best interests to work with a professional financial advisor and respected company.
I consider that your decisions on these key issues really decide what level of financial independence you will ever achieve. I would encourage you as professionals and good business managers to rethink your decisions on key needs to accomplish financial independence and ask yourself…do I really need that professional or am I just kidding myself that I can do it myself? I assure you my friend if you have decided that you are going to do all of your professional jobs yourself, you will never have the opportunity to achieve financial independence. There is a thin line between mediocrity and brilliance…the same for excellent success and just getting by. Some describe it as an “edge”. What do you prefer for you and your family? Tomorrow’s post…a review of key professionals that I know can help you tremendously! Sometimes you may not know the right solutions for your needs.
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Have You Considered Working From Home?
What are the benefits? What are the challenges and disadvantages? Can you work from home and own your own business? Will my employer allow me to work from home? All are key questions that deserve careful consideration and evaluation!
With our new options of working from home either on a part-time basis or a full-time basis…you now have the choice of enjoying your family and loved ones more or working together with them from a home location. This is a great choice…as you can consider the comparative costs of traveling to and from work, the amount of time required to do so, the important consideration of whom you want to spend your working time with, the relative efficiency of either working at an office, traveling, on the road or at your home. All of these choices now allow us a new degree of freedom if we choose to exercise it. For those who can utilize good work practices and work ethics, then potentially they can be much more efficient.
I will say that the freedom to work from home creates some challenges…like will you watch that favorite tv program or apply yourself to your work…will you set good work hours for yourself and keep them…it is very easy to be distracted with so many things that go on within your home. Personally I worked in several areas many years in large offices on scheduled hours, in my own personal offices, traveling the U.S. Monday through Friday calling on companies and using my motel as my office, in one case I drove to and from work 50 miles each way and then traveled 13 states via airplane and automobile, and for the last few years I have elected to work from my home office. Of all of the experiences that I have had, I find that a home office is the most desirable for me…and I can pack my bags and take my home office across the country to any location in Florida, the U.S. or Canada…and accomplish what needs to be done effectively. One of the greatest advantages to working from home for me is have access and be near those that I care the most about…that is the ones I love as well as my friends. When I spent most of my time each day at the office or on the road, I really missed the interaction with my loved ones. This is by far the greatest advantage that I hear from those who work from home.
Many people need the structure of going to an office to be with their other workers every day, or perhaps the work requires that they be present in order to accomplish what needs to be done. In any case, we now have an estimated 40 to 50 million people who are now working either part-time or full-time from home…or a traveling home at their choice. And given the economic environment and since the internet is only some 20 years old now, we are heading into a direction of many more people working from home…and using the internet and the phone as their telecommunications devices.
So studies have been completed to date comparing the pluses and minuses of where you work…there is yet to be grand comparison prepared about which is most efficient however some meaningful studies are emerging.
In summary, my opinions are that the option to work from home opens up many new opportunities and choices of where we want to work, and dependent upon your work requirements, your personal preferences for managing your own time, enjoying your freedom more, spending more time with your loved ones, all enter greatly into the equation of what you would like to do. I do strongly recommend that you consider all options available to you, and the underlying constraints of each. It is an important decision to make as you plan your career and I hope that you will give it ample and due consideration when the time comes.
Call it telecommuting, telework or working from home: It appears more of us are earning at least part of our salaries from home, and with the boss’s blessings.
According to a survey by the human resources group WorldatWork, the number of Americans who work either from their homes or remotely at least one day a month rose by 74% between 2005 and 2008, to more than 17 million. And if you add to that figure the so-called “contract telecommuters” — folks who are self-employed or run their own businesses — the number jumps to nearly 34 million people.
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You may be in an employment situation where you have seen your company make major layoffs across the country or locally in the last several months. You may be the manager, director, key employee, or just an excellent employee in your department or company…and you are concerned that your long-term employment is questionable. You may be in an employment situation where the employer has decided to reduce your hours of work from 40 hours a week to 32 hours a week or less. Or you just may be in a situation where you are not earning enough to pay for the lifestyle that you would like to live. You may be facing a good amount of debt, want to save money for education for your kids or for vacation, or maybe a home, and the income is just not there for you to do any of these things.
If you face any of these circumstances, I understand how you may feel. I have been in similar situations and felt the same way. However many have found that there are very good ways and paths to get you back on the road to financial independence. I have faced the same situations and through much trial and error and guidance of others have learned how each of us can overcome these obstacles. There are (86) posts and (4) pages of background information on this blog now…discussing with you many different ways that are available to you. Have you read any of these? If not I suggest that you begin with the first four pages and get an appreciation of what I am sharing with you.
What can I do to help you? Can I offer any discussion or guidance that could be beneficial to you? In all likelihood you are looking for a good set of solutions however are not sure where to turn. You can find so many people out there marketing their particular business opportunity to you that it is very confusing to anyone that really wants a real solution. How do you know any one solution is any better than another? The difference in my approach with you is that I would like to help you find really viable solutions…as I have done. If you believe that you have excellent solutions and would like a second opinion from someone who has been around the block for over 50 years…and has outstanding experience in many different fields…I would be pleased to talk with you…at no charge…and no obligation to help you get on the road to where you want to go.
All that you need to do is to fill out the form below with your name and email address and we can talk over the weekend or soon about your situation, your goals, your concerns and your obstacles. Together we can discuss options for you that could be beneficial. I have been in the business of helping people for many, many years…and I derive great pleasure from doing so now. I sincerely would like to talk with you. Let’s talk!
This was going to end badly. I would play chess all day in my office with the door locked. My boss would knock on the door and I would put my headphones on and ignore him. People would complain that the software I wrote didn’t work. My boss would say…
Many small businesses use social media as a marketing tactic, but they are confused about how to make money from it. According to Anatoly Nirshberg, CEO of ParadigmNEXT, the key is to “develop a business plan that outlines how you will generate revenue from social media activities on a consistent basis.”
Tomorrow’s business leaders and startup founders will be today’s young kids whose parents have raised them with an entrepreneurial spirit — a skill that is increasingly important as young people flood the startup world and the freelance economy grows.
Many small businesses use social media as a marketing tactic, but they are confused about how to make money from it. According to Anatoly Nirshberg, CEO of ParadigmNEXT, the key is to “develop a business plan that outlines how you will generate revenue from social media activities on a consistent basis.”
Millions of Americans want to thank you Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and other supporters for speaking for 21+ hours on the Senate Floor on behalf of defunding ObamaCare! Your marathon speech created a lot of good according to many opinions, and you did this in the face of much vocal displeasure by some of your Republican colleagues and especially across the aisle with all of the Democrats.
The reason so many disliked your position is that they will have to answer to their voting constituents on their positions on ObamaCare. This Affordable Care Act Bill, which is in fact is grossly unaffordable, is an albatross hung on the necks of American citizens and businesses. For years the Democrats have promoted a government controlled health care system that would totally control all citizens both with healthcare and their financial lives. They now have legislation in place to do this…and are tightening the noose to get it implemented. Many Americans have no idea what is happening to them.
For this reason I for one am very pleased to see that true American Patriots have expressed the dissatisfaction of the American Public where 60-70% of the population do not want ObamaCare. Today’s post is dedicated to conservative Senators for speaking up for Americans…
Thank You Ted Cruz For Speaking For Americans Against ObamaCare Funding!
Many campaign promises by President Obama were made about ObamaCare which have turned out to be totally untrue. Not only were the American People misled but now the President, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi refuse to stop and acknowledge the trainwreck which is happening, however have granted more than 1400 waivers to companies and organizations to be exempt from the Bill. Here are a few examples of total untruths presented by President and the Democratic Party…
Those nerds at the Society of Actuaries have crunched the numbers and gave us a tidy little forecast of insurance premium rate hikes under Obamacare. Oh, by the way, taxpayer subsidies don’t eliminate costs. A “free” elementary economics lesson out there for anyone confused about TANSTAAFL (There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch).
The President intervenes to give Members and staff a break.
To adapt H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the cynicism and self-dealing of the American political class. Witness their ad-libbed decision, at the 11th hour and on the basis of no legal authority, to create a special exemption for themselves from the ObamaCare health coverage that everybody else is mandated to buy.
The Affordable Care Act requires Members of Congress and their staffs to participate in its insurance exchanges, in order to gain first-hand experience with what they’re about to impose on their constituents. Harry Truman enrolled as the first Medicare beneficiary in 1965, and why shouldn’t the Members live under the same laws they pass for the rest of the country?
Millions of Americans and Businesses are being adversely affected by the Affordable Care Act Legislation. It is inconceivable that so many politicians are choosing to ignore the requests of the American People to stop the implementation of the Bill at this time. But this has been their plan all along and Mr. O says hell nor high water is not going to stop them. To quote the usually articulate President this week….”It is not about you…they are messing with me”. Let’s recognize the rights of the people to disagree and act as a leader sir…citizens don’t like your policy…you have lived on being liked for far too long.
Certainly politicians now turning a deaf ear to the public will at some time soon have to face them and answer as to why they chose not to speak up with any objections other than…”this was voted in by the Congress, the Senate, the President and the Supreme Court and no matter how bad it is or how much damage it will do…we will keep this Bill in place”. This answer truthfully translates into…(“we slammed this health care bill down Republican throats because we owned the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and the lame stream biased Media…and it really didn’t matter what the American people thought about it…they are not smart enough to understand it anyway-we want a federal health care program”).
The Bill was rushed through passage without reading it in the middle of the night by Democrats only, with Nancy Pelosi saying “we have to pass this 2700 page bill to find out what is in it”. The 2700 pages have now been interpreted into 20,000 pages of HHS regulations, most of which are very destructive to people, businesses and the economy of this country. I repeat, more than 1400 waivers have been given by the President to exempt thousands of people and organizations, especially Congress, from the Bill. This is the height of hipocrosy. The implementation is not on schedule and some factions have received waivers like business which has been granted a one year delay…whereas such a delay has been denied for the public.
In my humble opinion the idiom “pig In a poke” truly applies to the Affordable Health Care Act. Others say it was passed by “bait and switch” or “sleight of hand”. It will be up to the American voting public to decide if they will consider this to be true and to accept what is being thrust upon them.
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What’s so special about Ukon grown in Okinawa?
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The area where Enagic®’s Kangen Ukon™ is grown is known as Yanbaru (the northern tip of the island of Okinawa). Yanbaru is often referred to as “nature’s treasure” (shizen no takara) in Japanese. The Spring Ukon (harvested exclusively for Enagic®) is organically grown on dedicated farms in Yanbaru and is 100% free of harmful chemicals used in lower-quality, conventional turmeric farming.
The soil inherent to Okinawa is perfectly-suited to the cultivation of Kangen Ukon™, providing a rich, densely-nutritious bed layer for the ukon to grow within. It is also said that the angle and length of sunshine during a warm Okinawan day is perfectly attuned to growing ukon.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.
Farewell to “JOBS”…Are You Ready To Market Yourself?
Do you believe that our entire economic job market is changing?
And there is good reason to recognize the reality and consider your options of how you could market yourself. The article below gives an excellent assessment of the current employment opportunity situation in the U.S. with both a short and long-term view. For those ready to face today’s real situation and the facts that there are no signs of it changing at least for the next three years, I am sharing many solutions with you in these posts that could be vital to your well-being, both now and in the future.
On 8/4 I posted “Blogging For My Readers” which is a sincere request for feedback from any of the 500 or so readers that visit this blog every day, thank you again, and look at an average 9 pages each, and stay an average of more than 20 minutes each…these are averages of course and not by everyone. As I state in the post above, I need to understand who my readers are, what you like to read, what you don’t like to read, what you want to read more about, and hopefully to begin some kind of dialogue with you that can benefit us all. A ship without a rudder will not get me where I want this Blog to go.
For this reason, I sincerely ask you to stop and say something in the “Leave A Reply” box at the bottom of the page. Even if you say any of the following…”I like the blog, I don’t like the blog, I just come here to kill time, I am too shy to say anything, my opinion does not count, why don’t you write about xxx, you have too many advertisements, it takes too long to read your posts, you have too many posts, you don’t have enough posts, this information is not important to me”… any constructive comment that you leave for me will be appreciated. I truly believe that very nice, interested people come here and read this blog and posts…and I am asking you to make the effort a 2-way street…if you like what you read great…and if not let me know please. I am not sure how else to ask you to give me your feedback…other than to say…call me on 407-951-7132 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Dave Maney, an entrepreneur and former journalist
Given all the attention it’s getting in Washington, D.C., millions of Americans are no doubt wondering when our economy’s job-creation machine will crank up again. Brace yourself: It isn’t likely to happen — not in the way it worked before. In fact, the economic laws that undergird the system of jobs and employment as we have known them are wobbling from the torrents of information flowing through businesses from the Internet and related information processing technologies. We’re experiencing a Great Scouring Out, as we move through a painful streamlining and restructuring of our entire economy. Sounds awful, doesn’t it? But it’s not, at least in the long term. The demand for work isn’t going away, even though millions of jobs have. The economy, more efficient than ever, will catch the wind again, providing well- equipped Americans with bountiful opportunities to make a good living.
These are very special messages to the Subscribers of this “ROAD TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE” Blog!
My first message is to “THANK YOU VERY MUCH” for your interest and subscribing to one of my favorite activities.
I thank you sincerely for your receiving all publication releases as well as your excellent acceptance of the content! From a small business owner viewpoint this blog is a major testimonial for a Blog created using “Attraction Marketing” and “Content Marketing” techniques, as the initial post was made only (4) years ago and has achieved a substantial readership. Thanks to Ann Seig for Attraction Marketing techniques and Ty Tribble for Blogging techniques. To me it says that many businesses, individuals and other entities can benefit by providing their own Blog, especially “small businesses”.
American Business is Overwhelmingly Small Business… “in the U.S. Firms with fewer than 500 workers accounted for 99.7 percent of those businesses, and businesses with less than 20 workers made up 89.6 percent.” Further information from this same study reveals the following “
• 51.6 percent of businesses were operated primarily from someone’s home.
• 23.8 percent of employer firms operated out of a home.
• 62.9 percent of non-employer businesses were home-based.
Creating blogs and advertising my business via “attraction marketing techniques” gives me sincere pleasure and satisfaction and has allowed me to develop my personal “Mission Statement”… and that is “to inform as many as possible as to how to improve their health and longevity, increase their wealth, and to have greater peace of mind.”
And now to share the special and vital information for everyone that I have learned during the last several months. Even with significant college study in pharmacy, exact sciences and business marketing and management I never encountered any meaningful information on the subject of “ionized, alkalized, restructured, micro clustered, antioxidant water” . I believe that it would have changed my life significantly both health-wise and financially had I known this information many years ago. What I heard about water was that I should drink about eight 8-ounce glasses each day with no mention as to timing, type, or properties. That was left up to the advertisers in the tv and media industry.
I am so very pleased to know this now as I still have some time to do something about what I have learned and to share it with my family, friends and truly everyone that will listen…it is that important…in my opinion. What amazes me about sharing this information is the number of people with “closed minds”.. It is like many people have a preconceived notion that unless you hear and see something on tv or the mainstream news media…or from their medical doctors…that it can’t be true. And the most serious phobia by the uninformed is that if a product is marketed by and individual other than a store-front or retail store that you see on TV that it must be a scam. To the contrary, you probably benefit more from direct selling than by the entire retail chain sharing their 5-10% cut to take products to market. Some people harbour preconceived notions that direct sellers are mostly scammer. How uninformed they really are with attitudes like this.
I wonder if these same people who resist information ask their doctor or the TV people if virtually all sodas, bottled water, tap water and energy drinks are good for them before drinking them? These people would be amazed at what they are drinking to hydrate their bodies. No wonder we have so much obesity, illness, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Here is a list of settlements brought by our Federal and State governments against the pharmaceutical companies…and U.S. Citizens buy about two-thirds of prescription drugs sold in the world…
My opinions are that we are bombarding our bodies with more than 100,000 inorganic chemicals internally and externally. A very smart man that came up with Newton’s Laws concluded…”for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Could it be that all of the wonderful chemicals that we spray on ourselves, wash our clothes with, wash our dishes and bodies with, spray our foods with to protect them from insects and disease, injecting into our soils and animal bodies like GMO’s to stimulate growth..and on and on…could be having any adverse effects on our health?
I am not a qualified medical professional of any kind and that for advice that you should seek the advice of a qualified medical professional of your choice to gain advice. Ironically, I consider it very important that during my researching this information that I have personally asked (41) professional medical doctor professionals to see if they were familiar with the topics that are written about below, and I discovered that only (9) of those (24) were aware of some of the information about any alkaline water (created with chemicals) and even less about alkalized water.
From this I concluded that my research on the subject of “water” had informed me to a level that was much more than my professional medical doctors whom I rely upon for their medical advice. A profound fact is that our bodies are made up of 60% to 75% water averaging around 72%. Why not as much attention to what we hydrate our bodies with as we give to prescriptions for illnesses?
In my research I discovered an organization called the American Anti-Cancer Institute. The Mission of the proposed American Anti-Cancer Center Campus, is to eradicate cancer and other immune-degenerative disease in humans through the Hippocratic philosophy of Natural Medicine among three proposed Campus facilities:
The American Anti-Cancer Institute, The American Anti-Cancer University and The American Anti-Cancer Clinic. Did you know about this organization and their efforts that have gone on for years? I did not and as a prior (5) time malignant Cancer Survivor, this organization information was a revelation to me. Especially since The American Cancer Society states publicly that they project that each American man has a 1 in 2 likelihood to contract cancer during their lifetime where every American woman has a 1 in 3 likelihood to contract cancer during their lifetime.
This prompted me to read several books including “Killing Cancer – Not People” by Robert G. Wright, and “The Confessions of a Skeptical Physician” by Dr. Tim McKnight, MD, plus several other writings that I have listed on my research sites. There are many videos posted on YouTube.com and Vimeo.com and other sites which I have learned that America’s medical, pharmaceutical, medical university, legal and media industry are closely aligned to drugs, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals for our medical solutions, and that the NIH is continuing on that same inorganic path.
Have you heard of these publications? They are extremely important, among others, and if you are or have someone in your family with a serious illness, I highly recommend that you read these books as soon as possible.
Would you agree that KNOWLEDGE is POWER? If you do why not read below in detail and in my opinion possibly improve your health and longevity, increase your wealth and have greater peace of mind?
Here it is!..this very important information that very few know about now…although I believe that there will be a major information explosion on this topic soon…the solutions have been developed in hospitals by doctors and medical employees beginning in 1974. The initial research began by German Scientist Otto Heinrich Warburg and in 1931 he was awarded his first Nobel Prize. The Russians, Japanese and other countries continued research on related topics of life longevity, acid rain, and water.
In 1974 the Japanese developed and introduced high technology ionizing devices to receive tap or faucet water, filter it from impurities however leaving valuable minerals in the water, and then to provide restructured water that when produced as alkaline water it is a powerful anti-oxidant water. This alkalyzed, electrolized, micro clusterd and restructured, anti-oxidant water, electrically charged to connect with free radicals, has proven very useful to many thousands of people.
This water emulates the few truly clean, mineral rich healthy water sources around the world that is produced by a fast running, cold mountain stream or waterfalls with rocks where the water is cascading over these rocks. This is what nature once provided to man…however is becoming extremely scarce now… it only exists in very limited parts of the world today. This similar kind of water is now available to you, produced by you as you turn on your kitchen faucet and the water proceeds through an electronic medical device system that produces this kind of water. Just think…eliminate the millions of gallons of petroleum to deliver water to you, no mystery as to where the water was produced, how old it is, how fresh the water really may be, what chemicals may be inside, and no plastic bottles leach bpa. This will help to avoid further contamination of our oceans now filled with five major plastic garbage vortexes, with one “Garbage Patch” which is larger than the State of Texas…and growing. This problem to me seems much more realistic and proven than global warming!
The real danger to you and anyone that drinks our current water supplies, and especially bottled water which is virtually unregulated as to quality, whatever the source, is how to avoid the chemicals, poisons, herbicides, pesticides, groundwater pharmaceutical contaminants including viagara and all of the hospice disposals made in toilets of homes. And the impurities of heated plastic and bpa contaminants adds a new dimension of risk to the human body.
I am your Independent Distributor for Kangen Water, Enagic USA Ltd and this is my way of sharing this message with as many people as possible. I can help you get your Kangen Water System for you counter to connect to your faucet anywhere around the world…and also to help anyone establish their own Independent Distributorship only if they choose… this is by choice only. And I will explain to you how you can earn your Kangen Water medical device FREE!
So you may think that I am kidding with you…not so…I invite you to do your own research just by entering the words “kangen water” into major search bars and see what you find. Our doctors suggest that you use “www.pubmed.org” for the most accurate medical info. I have enjoyed finding several thousand videos on both www.youtube.com and www.vimeo.com. I especially enjoy the one called “Celebrities Drinking Kangen Water“. Why would people like Bill Gates, direct his research analysts and attorneys to recommend anything but the best for his use?
Now available in 172 countries around the world in homes, hospitals, restaurants, and certified and prescribed by 7,000+ Japanese doctors this technology certainly deserves your time and attention for your own analysis.
Thank you again for your reading time and being a Subscriber to this blog. I sincerely trust that you enjoyed this information and that it may benefit you in some ways.
Consider A Plan For Personal and Small Business Risks
Do you or your family ever feel at risk about anything? You may be so fortunate that you are blessed with total “peace of mind”! Or maybe some risks concern you. If they do then the next question is do you think you should do anything to minimize those risks? This post suggests that you take a few minutes to reflect on major risk areas in your lives and decide if you should take any actions. As humans, we are much more concerned with fear than with any other emotion that we experience…so why not explore ways to address our fears?
Financial Budgeting and Cash Flow Risks… Includes meeting your financial obligations such as paying your mortgage and bills and having enough money to do all the things you want to do including having extra money for travel, college, vacation, retirement, second home and more!
Career risks… Are you satisfied with your career and future employment situation? Are your earnings needs being met? Look good for the future? Do you have a Plan B? Could additional and multiple income streams benefit your lifestyle and degree of financial independence?
Disability Income Risks… In the event of accident or long-term illness do you have protection for these possibilities?
Personal and Family Legal Risks… Includes those events that are subject to laws, actions by others who may want to file legal actions against you, by people who may not abide by the laws and adversely affect you, traffic violations, court representation and accidents, which occur and may bring significant legal actions and consequences. What happens to you and your family in case of trivial or traumatic legal issues? Do you have any way to cover these costs? Do you know and trust good attorneys in all fields of law?
Identity Theft Risks… The risks associated with someone stealing your personal name and identity and using it or selling it to someone else, using your Social Security number and filing your tax return or using it for employment, your Drivers License number to avoid arrests or to gain the ability to drive, your checking account to gain access to your cash assets, and credit cards to purchase goods illegally. For (12) years now this has been the largest consumer complaint crime in the U.S. and some 30,000 new victims of identity theft wake up each morning to this very horrible event that many times takes professionals to access your private data and years to restore.
Medical Risks… Includes health issues whether caused by natural or accidental reasons. Most everyone would agree that if you do not have good health that all of your other aspects of life are very much in question. It is imperative that we maintain good health! Do you have good medical protection to protect you against depletion of your assets as well as adequate cash reserve and/or disability income insurance to sustain you through an extended period of time?
Home Ownership and Rental Risks… Includes those risks that occur in the event of fire, flood or personal activities on properties. Do you have insurance on your property, personal items, and personal injury, accident or lawsuit?
Automobile Risks… Includes risks of damage or destruction of property and injury to individuals. Do you have also have legal coverage to pay your family’s legal costs to represent you in the case of being charged with accidental homicide? Ask your agent if you have this legal representation? Rarely does an automobile policy include such coverage.
Small Business Ownership Risks… Includes thousands of issues involving legal contracts, reading and modifying contracts, legal advice and counsel, legal representation in case of suits, legal costs, property costs, liability costs, healthcare costs and many others. Do you have a plan for affordable legal services as a small business owner?
Do you have a budget planned for each of these potential risk areas? Do you think that it may be a good idea to protect yourselves for these risks?
It is my intention to inform you about solutions to solve these issues, at costs that you can afford, who can help you with each, and to give you options of what to do next. Just contact me on my email at email@example.com or call me on 407-749-9395.
What is the link between a healthy body and mind? The natural mind-body connection is truly amazing! For example, when you feel stressed, your immune system can suffer. When you allow tension to distract you from making positive choices, your health can deteriorate. What’s interesting about all of this is that YOU have the power to avoid stress triggers and focus on positive lifestyle choices! These choices can have a positive impact to create a more healthy body and a healthy mind!
Constant stress and worry are actually all forms of “mind toxins”. Chemicals such as endorphins can stimulate the production of extra cortisol and adrenaline in the blood stream, making it difficult to fight illnesses.1 It’s important that you take time daily to clear out your mind of any worries and find ways to rid yourself of a build up of negative chemicals.
Reduce the Stress, Naturally
It’s a sad truth that we live in a time when chronic levels of stress have pervaded much of society. This unhealthy lifestyle, coupled with poor eating and sleeping habits, can create havoc on the mind and body.
Here are some suggested ways to reduce stress, naturally:
Give your mind a break from information overload. We live in a world that includes too many forms of stimuli, like television, radio, cell phones and the Internet. Make a sincere effort to get away from this by turning them off when not needed.
Start meditating. Find a quiet spot in your home or office and learn mindful meditation techniques to clear the mind of all the day’s stresses. Learn to listen to your body by deeply breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth, making note of your heartbeat and the sensations of your body.
Allow positive thoughts to replace negative ones. Focus on the good things in your life and let those things that don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things dissipate. By paying attention to the positives, the negatives won’t seem as powerful in your life.
Once you are in a calmer state of mind, get outside and take a brisk walk, ride a bike or go for a run around your community. Bring extra Kangen Water® to keep hydrated during exercise. Taking in the fresh air and clean water will have a naturally refreshing effect on your spirit.
What Can be Done About Stress?
It’s common sense that some of the better ways of preventing long-term stress are getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. It is unrealistic to expect optimal performance from your brain when it is deprived of critical nutrients. Your performance, thoughts, feelings, and behavior are all affected by the health of your brain.
Water – Natural Brain Booster
Water is quite possibly the most important element of your diet for a healthy mind and a healthy body. Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight.2 Without water, your body’s delicate balance between mind and body may be compromised.
Kangen Water® from Enagic® for Hydration!
The better choice in staying optimally hydrated is pure, healthy Kangen Water® from Enagic®. This ionized, alkaline water is chemical and pollutant free. Kangen Water® contains the natural minerals and elements that your body needs to stay balanced. Enagic®’s Kangen Water® is designed by nature to keep your body clean, healthy and well hydrated.
Healthy Kangen Water® is More Than Just Drinking Water!
You already know that healthy Kangen Water® exists for drinking. But did you know that Enagic® has created an incredible water ionization device that also produces 5 different types of water useful for green cleaning? Imagine being able to keep your home cleaner the all-natural way!
The Kangen Water® system allows you control the pH level of the water it creates, giving you more options in home and laundry care. This gives you more value and allows you to have a more eco-friendly home, which is perfect for families and pet owners. Learn more about the different uses of Kangen Water® here:
Strong Kangen Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This type of water has a pH of 11.0. It is ideal for cleaning produce, dishes, cutting boards, and grime in and around your kitchen – without harmful chemicals. It’s even great for getting out tough stains on surfaces like countertops and tile.
With a pH of 8.5-9.5, this type of water is perfect for drinking and healthy cooking. Kangen Water® is also good for gardening. Its alkaline pH properties work to provide optimal hydration. And the great taste of Kangen Water® is due to the unique filtering process that never strips out the natural minerals your body needs.
Strictly for drinking, this healthy water has a pH of 7.0. It contains no cloudiness or harmful chemicals. Therefore, it works wonderfully when preparing baby foods or taking medication.
This slightly acidic water has a pH of 4.0-6.0. It has natural astringency, which makes it terrific to use for gentle cleaning and beauty care. Use this water to wash your face and hair. You can also use it in the rinse cycle of your laundry or when preparing food for freezing.
Strong Acidic Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This water has a pH of 2.5, which has excellent cleaning characteristics. Acidic Water can be used to clean household surfaces and remove pesticides, dirt and other impurities from foods. It also makes a convenient hand sanitizer.
So, imagine never having to buy store-bought household cleaners or expensive beauty care products again! Alkaline Ionized Enagic® Water Machines provide you with a greener alternative for most day-to-day household and beauty needs. Kangen Water® is a great solution for your budget, your health, and the environment!
Do You Know What’s in Your Water?
The answer to this question may shock you! If you are drinking from public or community water systems, you may be surprised to find that there are contaminants and chemicals found in water in most homes. These unwelcome additives can actually work against your best efforts to stay hydrated and healthy. Here are some scientifically proven facts about what’s in the public water system.
More than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern, according to a 2010 study by the U.S. Geological Survey.1
Well water can be contaminated by fluoride, run-off, and pesticides. A 2009 study showed that 23% of sampled wells had at least one chemical contaminant that exceeded human-health benchmarks.2
A 1999 study from the Environmental Protection Agency indicated,Much of the existing water infrastructure (underground pipes, treatment plants, and other facilities) was built many years ago. The EPA findings were that drinking water systems will need to invest $150 billion over a 20-year period to ensure clean and safe drinking water.”3
No one knows exactly the ramifications of long-term use of public water for hydration, cleansing and more. However, it is known that consumers who fall under certain special groups, based on health and age, can experience problems associated with the contaminants found in city and well water.3
The Solution: Kangen Water®
Kangen Water® is a better choice for hydration. It is ionized, pH balanced, and filled with helpful minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. The Enagic® Water Ionized Filter Machine produces delicious alkaline drinking water.
The superior filtration process removes many common contaminants that may be present. For greater protection, there are several pre-filtration systems that can be attached to the machines to remove additional contaminants based upon your own water quality.
Change Your Water, Change Your Life!™
Everyone wants to live a happy and healthy life. Since over 70% of the body is comprised of water, doesn’t it make sense that drinking healthy water is the most basic choice for your wellness and longevity? Your investment in an Alkaline Ionized Enagic® Water System is an investment in your future.
Kangen Water® machines are attractive and modern, simple to install, and come with an outstanding warranty. Simply attach it directly to your kitchen faucet and enjoy cleaner water in the comfort of your own home.
Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to volunteer work in West Africa, he has visited nearly every country on earth before the age of 35.
The biggest political problem faced by so-called “liberals” and so-called “progressives” in President Obama’s second term is how to prevent voters from holding them politically responsible as the public comes to realize how badly they were lied to during the first Obama term to win passage of Obamacare.
Naturally, many young entrepreneurs are fueled by ample helpings of passion and enthusiasm. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing, right?
While zeal will serve you immensely in multiple business arenas, too much enthusiasm can, among other things, sabotage a sales meeting in a blink. Here are four reasons why excitement is the enemy of sales success — and what you can do to channel your passion in a way that leads to better results:
Today’s topic is about a “Marketing System” built on the principles of the “Law of Attraction”.
There are two key examples of the “Law of Attraction” that I like to point to in order to give the reader a point of reference for my information.
The first example is the movie called Field of Dreams, a 1989 American fantasy-drama film, that received three Academy Award Nominations. The story is about building a baseball stadium in the middle of a farm field. The second example is The Law of Attraction. A book and movie are available on the topic and you can watch the full length video on YouTube.
As an avid student and practitioner of many marketing approaches the concept of Attraction Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Article and Video Marketing are all very appealing to me as compared to harassment Marketing, Interruption Marketing, Warm List Marketing, Direct Mail Marketing, Telephone Marketing, Shotgun Marketing, Ambush Marketing, Article Marketing, Alliance Marketing, TV and Radio Marketing and on and on with many more types that are many times so boring and redundant. I find myself watching three or more programs on the TV just to avoid the commercial breaks on my primary program.
To cite my preferences, tv commercials, cold calls, radio commercials, and calling on your warm market including your family and friends, are absolutely not my most enjoyable ways to invest time…at least for me. And in our buying process most of us prefer to deal with a company and people that we know or that we can develop confidence in very rapidly. This approach is called “Relationship Marketing” and known to be the most effective marketing method currently in use. Now if this is the best possible marketing method how do we implement this concept to appeal to the millions of internet users that we do not know? Here is where the appeals of “Attraction Marketing” kick in. As human beings we have an insatiable desire for knowledge, and the internet provides us with an incredibly wonderful tool to share information. The concept of a marketer generating “content” that people are interested in reading… about goods and services that people want and need…and then providing goods and services of value to these readers is a basic description of “Attraction Marketing.”
If “Attraction Marketing” is of interest to you I suggest that you read the following free document authored by the leader and teacher of more than 350,000 people on this subject, Ann Sieg. With her partner Ty Tribble, leading U.S. blogger, I am enjoying immensely learning about the art and science of prospective customers finding what they want.
Under the Attraction Marketing tab on my blog pages, you will find many posts on this subject. And I would welcome the opportunity to chat with you about them.
As I listen to the heartbeat of America today I believe that the single greatest need in our country is for many millions of our citizens to have the opportunity to earn a good income. This includes many who are un-employed and are seeking employment, many who are under-employed and have taken employment positions which are much less than their qualifications and earning capabilities, many who have taken reductions in regular wages because employers will not pay the usual incomes due to worker competition, and many people who have had their working hours slashed from 40 hours to 32 hours or less because of new government laws and regulations that penalize employers for the number of employees that they have or the number of full-time employees.
And then there is a significant number of people in the U.S. who have learned that they can make more from government handouts…averaging $30-$45k per year…than they can earn at legitimate jobs. The current administration is aware that less than 50% of U.S. citizens pay taxes, and insists that the 50% who work for a living, pay taxes and have any assets should sacrifice to take care of those who do not work. This administration chooses to penalize those who have and give to those who do not have. Is this the right way to run America? Our country and it’s people are in a very serious unemployment and underemployment situation and so many have stopped seeking jobs that real unemployment continues well over 10%, even though the Labor Department’s new methods of reporting have changed drastically which allows reporting to portray the economy as much improved from what it really is now.
Why am I writing about this today? It is because I am so concerned about the millions of people who currently are not taking advantage of the opportunity to live the real American dream of free enterprise. This opportunity is available for you to seize now! Our economy is being restrained in so many ways by our government and policy now that it is choking the life out of capitalism. My purposes in writing about this are the following. First I think that every citizen that feels adversely affected by this current economic environment should contact their congressional and senatorial representatives and ask them to make changes to improve our situation. Secondly, the patriotic way of the American people is to get strong and overcome any obstacles that we face…as we always have done.
And thirdly, I challenge any Americans who want better lifestyles to take action to improve their incomes and financial status in life by becoming entrepreneurs. Yes, this means starting your own business either part-time or full-time, depending upon your situation, and preparing yourself to be financially independent and free of control from the government, employers, or anyone else who is deciding your standard of living.
I am a very strong believer that anyone who chooses can take control of their life and with some critical thinking and mentorship make their lives much better.
I would be honored to be a part of your discussion and decision to improve your financial situation. I am uniquely qualified to assist you and invite you to visit the About Dan page.
I invite you to enter your name and email address on the form below and let’s talk soon! And have a great week!
This post is devoted to the topic… “If I can every help you”…
Would you be interested in developing multiple income streams to improve your opportunity to achieve financial independence? I can help you do that by helping you to develop a marketing system that is designed to help your customers find you on the internet. Do you think that could be helpful to your business? What if several hundred people found your business 24/7 and looked at what you had to offer? Would you like that? If this is interesting to you I invite you to click on the following link…
Suggestion: Listen to ” America The Beautiful” by Ray Charles while you read this…start video at bottom of page.
This post tonight is about a critical subject being decided upon during the month of September…
Is ObamaCare Good For You And Your Business?
This country is attempting to implement an original 2700 page Bill that was never read nor debated in the House or the Senate nor read by the President. This was a political concept which was never properly discussed or debated.
Can you imagine the Constitution of the United States being passed in such a careless manner? Is this how a great country is supposed to represent it’s people? Is this how we express our exceptionalism? It used to be my friend…
Or does Washington know best for everyone…and we do not dare question their opinions, beliefs, or decisions??? Are we to be led by an ideological party and narcissistic leader to “total transformation of our country” like cattle to slaughter?
Sorry my friend, this is not the way that I do business, either personally, politically, or spiritually!
Only Democrats voted for the Bill. No Republicans voted for the Bill. This is extreme proof that this is a partisan Bill. The day before passing the Bill the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when asked what was in the Bill said…”We have to pass this Bill so that we can find out what is in it.”
This is the President’s signature presidential accomplishment and his first priority for the country was to get this Bill passed. The employment issues and economic issues took a back seat to ObamaCare. Obviously he wants to preserve the Bill at all costs, especially since it would be a serious threat to his presidency.
The reasons for the Bill are clearly political as the major purposes are to take resources from some people and provide those same resources to other people with government controlling the collection and redistribution. And the government gives a 30-40% haircut for the process of redistribution. Even with the planned implementation we will continue to have 30 million people uninsured…which was supposedly the reason for the bill to start. This is decisively a wealth redistribution bill which gives the government much more control over our personal information, our lives, our money, and our freedoms.
When the ObamaCare Bill was taken to the Supreme Court, it was declared legal only as a “tax” by one vote by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This was a very creative decision that none of the other justices even considered, which to me makes it suspect.
This Bill takes away from our independence and freedoms. This Bill is a precursor to what the Democrats really want which is a single payer insurance system, non-competitive across states or between companies, and totally controlled by the Federal Government. This would put the government in control of your health, your information and your livelihood. This would be a total destruction of what has been the greatest medical system in the world.
60%-70% of the American population today say they do not like what they know about ObamaCare.
CBO estimates of ObamaCare were $940 billion. CBO now estimates costs to be double at $1.8 Trillion.
Many, many organizations have been given waivers out of ObamaCare including the Government, and the Unions are asking for their waiver. Thousands of waivers have been granted…all favoritism to obtain votes.
Insurance costs were not supposed to increase. Since approval of the Bill insurance costs have increased 25% to 100% across the country. Insurers are withdrawing from states as they cannot maintain profitability.
Many doctors are withdrawing from the medical profession as they can no longer be profitable or practice medicine according to their ethical oaths. This will cause a decrease in the quality of medicine and increase costs even more.
The Federal Government is spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars on advertisement promoting ObamaCare. After all of the publicity given ObamaCare to date you would think that people would like it and not have to be convinced.
Employers are limiting growth of their businesses to no more than 50 employees so as to avoid the penalties of ObamaCare.
Employers are reducing employees working hours to 30 hours or week to avoid penalties of ObamaCare.
The Cleveland Clinic, largest employer in Ohio, announced today they are slashing $330 million in cost reductions because of ObamaCare and will implement employee layoffs to effect these cost-reductions. This is occurring at hospitals across the country.
Home Depot is announced that due to costs of ObamaCare that 20,000 employees would be transferred to the Federal pools for insurance to deal with the impact of ObamaCare. This is commonplace across the country.
Insurance companies are withdrawing from the insurance industry or markets due to non-profitability.
Many more issues are arising from ObamaCare implementation every day.
Do you like ObamaCare for you and your business and do you want it to be implemented?
As a small business owner and individual I strongly oppose the implementation of ObamaCare for many reasons. I have very little confidence in the policies of this Administration and consider this one a major failure.
This Bill impacts 1/6 of our total economy and appears to be seriously affecting a large number of people.
I continue to look for the advantages and disadvantages and the negatives seem to far outweigh the positives. If I could find a list of advantages of the program I would list them here now. I would welcome from you a list of the key advantages of ObamaCare to the American People.
I hear many people saying…I wish I could do something about stopping ObamaCare but I do not know what I can do.
I began a Blog called “The Conservative Blog” to have the opportunity to speak my political opinions about my concerns as to what is happening to our country. I much prefer to share my political opinions on that Blog, however, “The Road To Financial Independence Blog” is about business, our economy, how to be employed, how to get ahead, and tips and ideas on being more effective in business, and I consider that it is appropriate to write about this subject here.
To me the ObamaCare Bill is seriously impacting the economy, the growth of my business, the growth of individuals and businesses that I serve, as well as the overall welfare of our wonderful country, the United States of America.
I submit to you that as Americans, our rights to free speech are invaluable, and that it is in our best interests to let our voices be heard strongly in Washington during the coming days. I support you in your opinion whatever that may be…maybe not agree with it but will support the fact that you are entitled to your opinion.
If you were not pleased with our country’s recent imminent attacks on Syria, I hope that you will consider that the vote on ObamaCare is extremely important to you and I…especially during these days of September. Harry Reid and Barack Obama do not want to hear our opinions and protests.
The backroom joke in Washington now is that the only “red line” that the President will stick to is his refusal to negotiate on key issues with the Congress and the Senate. Tell me, are President Putin and President Assad more important than the people of the United States? I hope that we can determine this in the coming days. These are extremely important times for our country.
I believe that the American People are the only ones that can make a non-partisan, non-political, objective consideration of the facts and see the potential destructive looming damage of ObamaCare…and that each of us should speak up now with our own opinions, therefore fulfilling our duties as citizens in a timely fashion. Your forefathers would be proud of you for speaking your peace. Will you contact Washington and let them hear from you?
I plan to be a part of the 10 million+ petition I just received a call on to be sent to Washington requesting that we defund ObamaCare. Will you be a part of this Petition?
It is time that we let our voices be heard Americans!
Congressman Mike Rogers opening statement on Health Care reform