Finding Stress Relief Through Coloring

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Hi Everyone!

I thought I would take a break from writing blog posts about money, finance, and avoiding scams. This post is about a new fad or hobby that is sweeping the nation—coloring books for adults. Coloring pictures in coloring books has always been a joy to me as a child– I liked using crayons and colored pencils to design pretty pictures. I always  I remember coloring as being fun because I felt like I was creating a “masterpiece” with each picture. I did some research on the subject and the general consensus is that using coloring books for adults can be a great stress reliever as well. So if you are currently having challenges in your business and/or life and need some stress relief, I would suggest  coloring pictures in adult coloring books. I would like to share my experiences with coloring pictures in adult coloring books–3 months going strong.  Hope you will be inspired to at least try it for yourself!

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Don’t Get Scammed (Again)–Avoid These Common Cons

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Have you ever been a scam victim? If yes, it does not matter if you lost a few dollars or a lot of dollars, the end result is that you end up feeling angry that con artists have scammed you and you also end up feeling foolish because you actually fell for the scam. If the answer is no, then you are ahead of the game. Find out about some of the most common cons being carried out by scammers online so you can protect yourself from harm for good, or from becoming a scam victim all over again. Continue reading

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Wise Money Management Tips for Seniors

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It’s a brand new year, and now it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your money and finances work harder for you (if you haven’t already started). I came across a very good article in last December’s AARP Bulletin regarding how seniors can get their financial houses in order by reducing fees, lower insurance costs, and prevent identity theft. If you are not yet a senior, don’t worry; you can apply these tips as well. Continue reading

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The E-Myth: Planning a Strong Business Development Program

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In the book,The E-Myth Revisited:Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber, he talks about how once you understand the importance of working ON your business rather than IN your business, it is now time to put the pieces together for a strong business development program, or Franchise Prototype.  This is important because if you want to sell your business to someone else, this prototype should be able to produce the same successful results for the new owner just like it did for you. The business development program consists of 7 distinct steps that are essential. (This is the final post of three parts)

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The E-Myth: Your Business Is NOT Your Life

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In the book, The E-Myth Revisited:Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber, he talks about how many small business owners make the mistake of working IN their businesses rather than ON their businesses. In other words, most of their focus is on the day to day operation of the business rather than focusing on what needs to be done to increase business as well as  how to consistently produce the same quality of service their customers expect. Read my review of Mr. Gerber’s book on how business owners can make the transition from working IN the business to ON the business to achieve overall success. (This is the second post of three parts.)

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The E-Myth: Why Businesses Fail to Succeed

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Have you “fired” your boss and are now the “new boss” of your business? After becoming the “new boss”, do you feel like a failure because your business is not as successful as it should be? Is your business becoming more and more like a chore rather than something to look forward to due to unforeseen problems in the day-to-day operations? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you need to read the book,The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. This book is truly one of the best books written on the subject of how most people initially set up their businesses with the best of intentions but end up becoming almost blindsided with unforeseen problems that lead to failure. Read my review Mr. Gerber’s E-Myth to see how you can transform your business from failure to success.  (This is the first post of three parts)

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How LinkedIn Can Be Useful to Your Business And/Or Career

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What do you know about the website LinkedIn? Maybe you have heard a few things, like:

  • a networking site for people looking for jobs and/or a career change
  • a site where business professionals and entrepreneurs can network
  • a social media site where people can make new friends and reconnect with old friends
  • a site where employers can actively seek and recruit qualified candidates for jobs that need to be filled

Truth is, LinkedIn is all of the above and more. If you have a business and want to increase sales or look for new customers, LinkedIn could be a very valuable tool to use. If you are fed up and stressed out in your current job and wish to find a better job, LinkedIn can also be of help. Let me show you how….

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Examples of Multitasking–Are We Really Better Off?

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Image courtesy of marcolm at freedigitalphotos.net
Image courtesy of marcolm at freedigitalphotos.net

In today’s fast-paced and hectic world, it seems as if we are expected to do more and more faster and faster within the same 24 hours in a day.  However, I think we as a society have reached a breaking point with the phenomenon of multitasking. What I mean is some people in general have taken multitasking to a whole new level in that it has permanently altered and/or disrupted lives. What do I mean? Let me give you a few examples…

 

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Reaching Your Goals by Climbing Mountains

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Persevere when times are tough

Several years ago when I watched the weekly church television program “Hour of Power”, I was really moved by the sermon delivered by Jim Penner called ” What in the World are you Waiting For?” He talked about how we need to stop waiting around wasting time; we should climbing our “mountains” instead. Our mountains can be anything–financial, medical, relationship, family, etc. We all have mountains to face everyday. In fact, we are never really free from mountains we have to climb. If we climb one, chances are that another one will soon take its place. Therefore in order to achieve any goal in life, there may be mountains (large or small) to climb. However, they will not simply disappear on their own. How do you climb a mountain?
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