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February 20, 2007
Power Tips newsletter, February Issue
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One Minute Tip:
Develop a Positive Attitude
A positive mental attitude, or a constructive and optimistic way of looking at yourself and your work, goes hand in hand with sales success in every field and in every market. The development of this unshakable attitude of cheerfulness and enthusiasm is your springboard to greatness, no matter what is going on around you.
It’s Good to Know: Optimists Live Longer Than Pessimists
Optimistic people live longer than pessimists, according to a Mayo Clinic study that was started in the 1960’s. The 900 subjects were initially classified as optimists, pessimists, or a bit of both. Then, recently, researchers looked at the status of the test subjects as compared with their expected survival rates when the study began. Optimists had a significantly better survival rate, while there was a 20% increase in the risk of death for the pessimists.
Although the report did not try to explain why positive attitude was equated with longevity, it did say that optimists may be less likely to develop depression and helplessness and that they might be more proactive in taking care of themselves
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments.
In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong, honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Tips for your Happiness:
Give your mate gifts just because. These do not have to be expensive whatsoever. For example, one woman had a miniature dish collection in her kitchen.
Her husband came home and told her that he had a gift for her. Holding out her hand, he gently placed in her hand a miniature porcelain cup with her name neatly written in blue ink.
She knew that this cup probably cost no more than $2.00 but the thought that he would take the time to find something she enjoyed, was worth $1 million. The small gifts packed with thought are far more cherished.
Setting Your Goals – Easier Said, Easily Done
The basics of setting a goal is an open secret known by top-calibre athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen and all types of achievers in all the different fields. The basics of setting goals give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you set focus on the acquisition of required knowledge and help you to plan and organize your resources and your time so that you can get the best out of your life
Setting clearly defined short term and long term goals will enable you to measure your progress and achieve personal satisfaction once you have successfully met your goals. Charting your progress will also enable you to actually see the stages of completion leading to the actual realization of your goals. This eliminates the feeling of a long and pointless grind towards achieving your goal. Your self-confidence and level of competence will also improve as you will be more aware of your capabilities as you complete or achieve your goals.
The basics of goal settings will involve deciding what you really want to do with your personal life and what short term and long term goals you need to achieve it. Then you have to break down goals into the smaller and manageable targets that you must complete in your way to achieving your lifetime targets. Once you have your list waste no time in tackling your goals.
A good way to have a manageable list is to have a daily and weekly set of goals. By doing this you will be always in the position of going towards you life plan goals. Everyday will give you the opportunity to fulfil a certain goal giving you the feeling of accomplishment.
Here are some pointers that should be taken into consideration in setting goals and achieving them.
Attitude plays a very big role in setting and achieving your goals. You must ask yourself if any part of you or your mind holding you back towards completing your simplest goals? If there are any part of your behaviour that is being a hindrance or puts your plans into disarray? If you do have problems in these areas then the immediate thing to do is to address this problem. Solutions may include a visit to a doctor or psychiatrist to control your emotions.
Careers are made by good time management practice. Failing in a career is often attributed to bad time management. Careers require a lot from an individual which often makes the career the life of the individual. Plan how far do you want to go into your career.
Education is key in achieving your goals. If your goals require you to have a certain kind of degree or require a certain specialization or demand a certain skill to be developed, make plans in getting the appropriate education.
Your family should never be left out of your plans. If you are just starting out then you have to decide if you want to be a parent or when you want to be a parent. You also have to know if you really would be a good parent and how well would you relate to extended family members
Personal financial situations also play a major role in achieving your goals. Have a realistic goal on how much you really want to earn. You also must be able to create plans or stages by which you will be able to reach your earning potential.
Physically gifted individuals may be able to achieve sports related goals like being in the National Basketball association or National Football League. Determining your physical capabilities should be one of your priorities. Physical limitations could however be conquered with proper planning.
As the saying goes -‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, or something to that effect, is by all means true down to the last the letter. Giving yourself a little pleasure: should be included into your plans.
To start achieving your lifetime goals, set a quarter of a century plan, then break it down to 5 year plans then break it down again to 1 year plans, then 6 month plans then monthly plans, then weekly, then daily.
Then create a things-to-do list for the day.
Always review your plans and prepare for contingencies.
The basics of goal settings should not be so difficult once you get to be familiar with them.
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Tips for your Health:
Lend a hand
Offer someone support. Supportive coaching, for a specific period of time, helps build strong relationships. Network with others! You will get to know them better and will build new friendships.
Let your life long experiences help you mentor a youth, a new employee, a neighbor, a member of your family, faith community or a spouse. Healthy relationships helps us to live longer.
Need A Little Help With Your Health? Get A Dog
Dogs are considered man’s best friend. But did you know that having a dog gives you several heath benefits?
In studies done by medical professionals, dog owners benefit from their pet’s presence in several ways:
1) Improved cardiovascular health – Dog owners have been proven to have blood pressure and cholesterol lower than ordinary people. These factors reduce the chance for cardiovascular diseases. Stroking a pet has long been known to reduce blood pressure. A study from the New York State University found that these benefits continue even without the pet available. The study tested a group of stockbrokers with hypertension. They concluded that just being a pet-owner can lower blood pressure.
Dog owners also have blood cholesterol levels lower than normal. Five thousand four hundred people were tested by the Baker Medical Research Institute of Australia and with the results showing pet owners having not just lower blood pressure but also lower levels of blood triglycerides and cholesterol compared to people who didn’t own any pets.
2) Faster recovery time and higher survival rates – Hospital studies have found that seniors and recently operated on patients responded better to treatment and got better quickly while they were in contact with dogs and other therapy animals. Just petting a dog can be relaxing and therapeutic for recovering patients.
Also, dog owners have a greater chance to survive after suffering from a serious illness. Several studies have discovered that pet owners who suffered from a heart attack were more likely to be alive a year after they were discharged from the hospital than those who did not own pets. Another New York study found that pet’s affected their survival rate more even more than the presence or company of family members or friends.
3) Fewer visits to the doctor – Studies conducted at Cambridge and UCLA have found that owning a pet corresponds to overall improved health and less need for hospital visits. A Medicare study of its elderly patients also discovered that those who own dogs visit the doctor less than those who don’t have a pet.
4) Mental Wellness – Patients who have dogs have also been known to have better emotional health than their counterparts. They offer unconditional love and affection; their presence alone helps reduce loneliness for sick people who have otherwise been isolated. Several studies of people with major illnesses have shown that the stress of fighting the disease is significantly reduced when they had a dog as company.
As you can see, having a dog is a great investment, for the joy that you get from owning one and the health benefits that you can receive. So go out and get a dog!
Tips for your Prosperity:
57 WAYS TO REDUCE HOUSING & HOME EXPENSES…..
1. Consider buying an old, inexpensive house & modernizing it yourself.
How to save on home repair bills……
Where to find the best home bargains…..
How to buy furniture, appliances, furnishings intelligently……..
Extra Mon.ey for Your Extra Time
Earning extra mon.ey for your future, that is definitely not a bad thing
However, is it an easy thing? One definitely wants that for a stronger foundations for the future, but how can you manage?
One of the better ways to have a more secured future is to have more than enough mon.ey in your bank account, to be more liquid.
Time is Gold
Sometime in a day, you may find yourself with nothing to do. You can either take this time to rest, to sleep, to read a book or any of your favourite pastimes. Basically anything will do just to keep you sane and as long you do not have to spend too much mon.ey.
However, instead of looking for activities that will not be too costly to maintain, it is better to pursue things that can even help you earn mon.ey. If you have enough free time, consider taking a part-time job. More than saving mon.ey, you can even expect more dough into your savings
Why Should I Get a Part-time Job?
It can be a source for your extra mon.ey for your savings.
Getting a Part-time Job
It will be relatively easy to get a part-time job. You can look up the posters or newspapers. Inquire in different establishments for openings in part-time positions. Ask friends who may recommend you. You can even provide services of your own skills like tutorial, writing or painting.
The job may require from you a few hours of your week. It can be something you do in the afternoons, during the weekends, or during school breaks.
You may feel challenged by exploring this new possibility in your life. You will have to balance your part-time job with what you regularly do. Simply manage your work and time properly. Save time too. Do minor tasks when travelling or waiting. Give no room for distraction, procrastination or cramming.
As long as you keep track of your extra ear.nings and sa.vings, in the long run, your part-time job will definitely help do wonders to your plans in the future.
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In a criminal justice system based on 12 individuals not smart enough to get out of jury duty, here is a jury to be proud of !!!
A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. In the defense’s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick. “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all,” the lawyer said as he looked at his watch. “Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom.” He looked toward the courtroom door. The jurors, somewhat stunned, all looked on eagerly. A minute passed. Nothing happened.
Finally the lawyer said, “Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with anticipation. I, therefore, put it to you that you have a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed, and I insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.”
The jury, clearly confused, retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, the jury returned and pronounced a verdict of guilty.
”But how?” inquired the lawyer. “You must have had some doubt; I saw all of you stare at the door.”
The jury foreman replied: “Yes, we did look, but your client didn’t.”
The Doll and the Rose
I was walking around in a store. I saw a Cashier hand this little boy his money back saying “I’m sorry, but you don’t have enough mon.ey to buy this doll.”
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ”Granny, are you sure I don’t have enough mon.ey?”
The old lady replied: ”You know that you don’t have enough mon.ey to buy this doll, my dear.”
Then she asked him to stay there for 5 minutes while she went to look around. She left quickly.
The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.
“It’s the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.”
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus will bring it to her after all, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. “No, Santa Claus can’t bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mummy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.”
His eyes were so sad while saying this. “My Sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mummy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.”
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: “I told daddy to tell mummy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the Mall.”
Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me “I want mummy to take my picture with her so she won’t forget me.”
“I love my mummy and I wish she doesn’t have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.”
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. “What if we checked again, just in case you do have enough mon.ey?”
“OK” he said “I hope that I have enough.”
I added some of my mon.ey to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare mon.ey.
The little boy said: “Thank you God for giving me enough mon.ey!”
Then he looked at me and added “I asked yesterday before I slept for God to make sure I have enough mon.ey to buy this doll so that mummy can give it to my sister. He heard me!”
“I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mummy, but I didn’t dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.”
“My mummy loves white roses.”
A few minutes later, the old lady came again and I left with my basket.
I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn’t get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local newspaper article 2 days ago, which mentioned of a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car, where there was one young lady and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-assisting machine, because the young lady would not be able to recover from the coma.
Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young lady had passed away.
I couldn’t stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before burial.
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever. The love that this little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.
Please do not drink and then drive ever.
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