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Happy Halloween

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

Happy Halloween! Believe it or not this is actually my favorite holiday of the year. I have been making doughnuts with the grandchildren, hemming costumes and looking forward to taking pictures of all the children in their costumes tonight.
Halloween to me also means shunning anything and everything we may be afraid of. It is making fun of the monsters under the bed and all those things that may go bump in the night.
I am not going to even presume to tell you to forget your fears, because in many cases fear can be a very healthy thing. Fear is a reaction that is “built in” it isn’t something that we learn particularly. It is something that creates certain physiological changes in all of us. The heart races, the mind starts to act very quickly so that the body can react when it needs to. There is a heightened awareness of the environment. Yes, fear can be a very healthy thing. But fear when we jump to a reactive conclusion rather than a logical one can be quite destructive.
I also like to remember that Halloween is a representation of the end of all evil and the beginning of a bright shinning new world. And so it is when we conquer every fear. When we go through the darkness to the other side, there is an end to the unknown and so we begin on a bright and shining new day.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

There was a blonde woman who was having financial troubles, so she decided to kidnap a child and demand a ransom. She went to a local park, grabbed a little boy, took him behind a tree and wrote this note. “I have kidnapped your child. Leave $10,000 in a plain brown bag behind the big oak tree in the park tomorrow at 7 A.M. Signed, The Blonde” She pinned the note inside the little boy’s jacket and told him to go straight home. The next morning, she returned to the park to find the $10,000 in a brown bag, behind the big oak tree, just as she had instructed. Inside the bag was the following note… “Here is your money. I cannot believe that one blonde would do this to another!”

Thought for Today: The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard

Tips and Techniques

Hackers come in all kinds, and it is difficult to classify them. However, over the years, a distinction has developed that tries to separate the “good hackers” from the “bad hackers.” Hackers with benign intentions are referred to as the white hats, and hackers with sinister intentions are referred to as the black hats — evoking images of the Mad magazine Spy vs. Spy comic strip. The black hats are what we commonly think of when we refer to hackers. These are the people who break into other people’s computers, either to access data illegitimately or to joyride. The white hats, on the other hand, are the ones who study security vulnerabilities in order to learn how to protect computer systems. These white-hat hackers may be security professionals at corporations and government agencies who stay up-to-date on security vulnerabilities. White hats study hacking techniques to keep hackers out of computer systems. While most white-hat hackers have the same desire to find new security vulnerabilities that black-hat hackers have, white hats use the knowledge that they gain to protect computer systems, not to attack them. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to distinguish a black hat from a white hat; in fact, it looks gray. For example, what color is the hat of a hacker who destroys another hacker’s data in order to protect the innocent?

Protect your personal and professional information with Firewalls For Dummies,

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

I wonder just how much a thousand pounds a year would be in today’s economy? I don’t know! But, I do know that looking on the best side of every event does a world of good for attitude and the immune system. Looking for the good in people and situations can make them good.

We all make hundreds if not thousands of decisions every day about each event that takes place. Will we agree and go with the flow, will we disagree and waste precious minutes in anger? There isn’t anyone that can decide how we will act or react to any given situation. That is our responsibility and ours alone.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

A Rainy Day

A newcomer to Seattle arrives on a rainy day.

He gets up the next day and it’s raining. It also rains the day after that, and the day after that.

He goes out to lunch and sees a young kid and asks out of despair, “Hey kid, does it ever stop raining around here?”

The kid says, “How do I know? I’m only 6.”

Thought for Today: “The habit of looking on the best side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.” Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, Author

Tips and Techniques

Self management is a journey, not a destination. While certain times and situations will call for greater efforts, you life and the world around you will always be in flux. The only thing you can be absolutely sure of in this life is the fact that the only constant is change. Learn to embrace it. Believe me, it is a learned behavior to embrace change, it does not come without work and effort on your part. Whatever goal you want to accomplish you must change something as a first action.

Happy designing!

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I Have Been Thinking

He tells us “patience and perseverance” two key words in making things happen. They truly are the answer to the 10 common mistakes discussed in this week’s article. Think also a minute about the word “magical”. I believe it was Ray Crock (McDonalds fame) that said, “I make my own luck by hard work.” I believe that is why it seems magical. Every overnight success will tell you how hard they worked and for how long, but then when the magic happens it seems to happen over night.

I know a lot of professional people will use the analogy of the farmer in the field sowing and harvesting his crops, but have you ever considered the magic that happens when the seed sprouts in the early Springtime, and how the leaves know just when to change color in the fall? There is magic in nature. That magic can and will happen for you but it is up to you to exercise patience and perseverance.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

In Every Blade of Grass

“Nature is a gift from God and every blade of grass is a sermon,” a preacher told his summertime congregation.

The next day, the minister was mowing his lawn when a member of the church came along. The parishioner stood and watched his pastor mow for a while. Then, nodding his head in approval, he said, “Way to go, Pastor, cut ’em short.”

Thought for Today: “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams
1767-1848, Sixth President of the United States

Tips and Techniques

There are several major article directories online, including the following:
http://www.goarticles.com
http://www.ezinearticles.com
http://www.ideamarketers.com
http://www.marketing-seek.com.

Writing articles for other is a great way to make yourself known. When using them be sure you are using your own material. Write the articles yourself. Believe it or not but the Internet is a very small community. In forum’s and groups especially people talk. Plagiarism always has been and always will be illegal and there can be consequences.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

He tells us “patience and perseverance” two key words in making things happen. They truly are the answer to the 10 common mistakes discussed in this week’s article. Think also a minute about the word “magical”. I believe it was Ray Crock (McDonalds fame) that said, “I make my own luck by hard work.” I believe that is why it seems magical. Every overnight success will tell you how hard they worked and for how long, but then when the magic happens it seems to happen over night.

I know a lot of professional people will use the analogy of the farmer in the field sowing and harvesting his crops, but have you ever considered the magic that happens when the seed sprouts in the early Springtime, and how the leaves know just when to change color in the fall? There is magic in nature. That magic can and will happen for you but it is up to you to exercise patience and perseverance.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

In Every Blade of Grass

“Nature is a gift from God and every blade of grass is a sermon,” a preacher told his summertime congregation.

The next day, the minister was mowing his lawn when a member of the church came along. The parishioner stood and watched his pastor mow for a while. Then, nodding his head in approval, he said, “Way to go, Pastor, cut ’em short.”

Thought for Today: “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams
1767-1848, Sixth President of the United States

Tips and Techniques

There are several major article directories online, including the following:
http://www.goarticles.com
http://www.ezinearticles.com
http://www.ideamarketers.com
http://www.marketing-seek.com.

Writing articles for other is a great way to make yourself known. When using them be sure you are using your own material. Write the articles yourself. Believe it or not but the Internet is a very small community. In forum’s and groups especially people talk. Plagiarism always has been and always will be illegal and there can be consequences.

Happy designing!

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It Was Always There

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

The article this week posted to the study hall is entitled 10 Common Mistakes People Make. I do hope that you will take the time to read it, register in the studyhall and comment on the article. Do you agree? Is there something that you would do differently?

The Expo is going great. Take the time to stop by if for no other reason than to see what is possible with the technology in it’s present form. We have come a very long way since the beginning of the Internet. The possibilities are endless. All it takes is a bit of imagination, education and energy. If you have a great idea but not the technical skill to do a thing, what does the article tell you to do? Read it and find out. Just click the link to the study hall and read for yourself.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

While shopping for vacation clothes, my husband and I passed a display of bathing suits. It had been at least ten years and twenty pounds since I had even considered buying a bathing suit, so I sought my husband’s advice. “What do you think?” I asked. “Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?” “Better get a bikini,” he replied. “You’d never get it all in one.”

Thought for Today: “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” -Anna Freud 1895-1982, Child Psychology Expert and Author

Tips and Techniques

ACT – How can I find contacts that I have (or have not) modified in the past 6 months.
1. On the File menu, choose Lookup, Contact Activity.
2. Select Modified or not Modified. Modified will display contacts within a certain date range.
3. Select the beginning and ending dates for your date range.
4. Select the areas of the contact record you want to search for changes.
5. Click, Find Now

Happy designing!

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Today is the Day

Good Morning!

I Have Been Thinking

Today is a day we have been looking forward to for a while now. There have been lots of plans, preparations and work getting ready for the world virtual expo. We will be represented and have just tons of gifts to give away. There are exhibitors from all around the globe in conference. Can you imagine going to an expo without leaving the comfort of home and computer?
Time is from 8 AM ET October 24 through 8 PM October 26. View the speakers scheduled to get an idea of the quality of this program

You will want to register early and stay late believe me. Stop by the Executive Boardroom booth and get more first hand knowledge. I will be there as well as several of my favorite people.
I can’t even begin to tell you about all of the wonderful gifts that will be given away. And I do mean great gifts like laptop computers and …and …and … I could keep going for pages, just go yourself and take a look see.

Register Free – Prizes and Gifts – eComXpo Trade Show
October 24 thru October 26, 2006 The eComXpo Trade Show will be live Tuesday. Be sure to register as attendee and visit over 400+ booths. There will be lots of stuff you can save into your briefcase and there will be several grand prizes given away plus some of the booths will have prizes too. If you have not registered yet register here:

Register as affiliate and earn 50% commission:
Refer people to sign up for eComXpo University to access over 160 powerful online educational presentations. They’ll have from October 24 to February 23, 2007 to view as many presentations as they want, including the recorded Question and Answer sessions that follows each presentation. At just $99.95, this is a great value.

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

The poor guy walks up to the rich guy’s house. He’s down on his luck and needs some money. He rings the doorbell. “Hi there, I’m down on my luck, need some money, and I was wondering if you have any work I could do for you?” The rich Guy decides to give him a break, and says: “Sure, my porch needs painting. I’ll pay you 50 dollars to do it for me.” “Sure thing, Mister, I’ll get started right away!” Time passes, until… “Hey Mister, I’m all done painting!” “Well, here’s your 50 dollars” “Thanks, and by the way, it’s a Ferrari, not a Porsche.”

Thought for Today: “Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen: even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Tips and Techniques

Do join us, Check your daily TIP on line in the studyhall

Happy designing!

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What Do You Expect?

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Isn’t it nice to know that everything you do isn’t your own fault? I have been having such a time getting the forum up and running again and as it happens my hosting company has been having their own share of difficulties this week. The problem has been in their server hierarchy. It is also nice to know that all I have to do is page and in just a little few minutes the server has been booted and it is up and running again.

This is probably one of the most important reasons to have a hosting company with a dedication to customer service.
This is probably one of the most important reasons to work with people you can learn with and from. You do have to expect the best from people, you do have to look at their good points and be sure to give them work to do that they can accomplish then give them more. The bits begin at the beginning. Let’s teach them to do it right the first time; every time!

Opportunity is never lost
It goes To Those Ready to Accept It!
Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Boy: Will you punish me for something I didn’t do? Teacher: Of course not!

Boy: Good cause I didn’t do my homework!

Tips and Techniques

The article for discussion this week is entitled 10 Mistakes That Reduce Profitability. Are you making any of these? You will have to log in and register with the study hall in order to comment or post. You can however read any of the posts.

The DNS was recently changed for WinAssoc so there still may be some difficulties with getting into the forum. If there is clear your cache and try again. Go to Control Panel Internet Options  delete files. This will clear your temp folder and cause a new page to open on the web site. You should be doing this often to delete the temp internet files anyway. The fuller this gets, the slower your computer will serve up pages.

Happy designing!

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