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Day One – What Will You Do?

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
Happy, Happy New Year!! May this one be the best ever whatever you plan to do with it.

Today is the first day of 2009. There are now 364 days of the new year to do whatever you want with it.

What are you going to do?

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
Speed

A doctor goes out and buys the best car on the market, a brand new Ferrari GTO It is also the most expensive car in the world, and it costs him $500,000.

He takes it out for a spin and stops at a red light.

An old man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulls up next to him. The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”

The doctor replies, “A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars!”

“That’s a lot of money,” says the old man. “Why does it cost so much?”

“Because this car can do up to 250 miles an hour!” states the doctor proudly.

The Moped driver asks, “Mind if I take a look inside?”

“No problem,” replies the doctor.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Then, sitting back on his Moped, the old man says, “That’s a pretty nice car, all right… but I’ll stick with my Moped!”

Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds, the speedometer reads 150 mph.

Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear what it could be and suddenly. WHHHOOOOOOSSSSSHHH!

Something whips by him going much faster! “What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?” the doctor asks himself. He floors the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 175 mph.

Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the Moped! Amazed that the Moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the moped at 210 mph.
WHOOOOOOOSHHHHH!

He’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!
Astounded by the speed of his old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 250 mph.

Not ten seconds later,he sees the Moped bearing down on him again! The Ferrari is flat out, and there’s nothing he can do!

Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.

The doctor stops and jumps out and ,unbelievably , the old man is still alive. He runs up to the mangled old man and says, “Oh My Gosh! Is there anything I can do for you?”

The old man whispers, “Yeah…Unhook my suspenders from your side mirror.”

Thought for Today:

There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.
-Zora Neale Hurston

Tips and Techniques
What are we going to do with 2009 at the Internet Niche Lab. First of all we are going to pay out a million dollars in commissions. Will you earn any part of that million?
Second, we are going to help 500 families to achieve their goals will you be one of them?

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Be safe, but have a very great evening. This is the last day of 2008. It doesn’t seem possible now does it?

What is it they say, the time goes by fast when you are having a good time. In my opinion there isn’t anything that is more fun than working with people, watching them grow and move toward success.

In spite of the dooms day and pessimistic economists, I see 2009 as an opportunity for those who would do well no matter what. It is in hard times that the tough get going. No I am not going to say that the coming year is going to be easy. I am saying that with forward thinking and enterprising creative individuals this is prime opportunity to make a real change. Are you up for it?

The Winning Way – one step at a time

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
The Elderly Golfer

Arthur is 90-years-old. He’s played golf every day since
his retirement 25 years ago. One day, he arrives home
looking downcast.

“That’s it,” he tells his wife. “I’m giving up golf. My eyesight
has gotten so bad that once I hit the ball, I can’t even see
where it goes.”

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down,
she says, “Why don’t you take my brother with you and give it one more try?”

“That’s no good,” sighs Arthur. “Your brother’s a hundred
and three. He can’t help.”

“He may be a hundred and three,” says his wife, “but his
eyesight is perfect.”

So, the next day, Arthur heads off to the golf course with
his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing
and squints down the fairway.

He turns to the brother-in-law and asks, “Did you see
the ball?”

“Of course I did!” replied the brother-in-law.

“I have perfect eyesight!”

“Where did it go?” says Arthur.

“I don’t remember.”

Thought for Today:
“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” -John Calvin

Tips and Techniques

What about some other fun things you can do with type. How about you type following a path. It could be a geometric shape like a circle or diamond or even a custom drawn line, you can achieve amazing results without hours of tedious work.. How about filling a letter shape with a pattern or an image. They certainly can make a bold statement. There are just dozens of other custom treatments to type depending on the software you are using. Open Office a free office suite of programs does all of the things I have talked about and more.

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Do You Believe

Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Santa and Sarah

Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin . The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl. “Who is this?” asked Santa, smiling. “Your friend? Your sister?'” “Yes, Santa,’ he replied. “My sister, Sarah, who is very sick,” he said sadly.

Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue. “She wanted to come with me to see you, oh, so very much, Santa!” the child exclaimed. “She misses you,” he added softly.

Santa tried to be cheerful and encouraged a smile to the boy’s face, asking him what he wanted
Santa to bring him for Christmas.

When they finished their visit, the Grandmother came over to help the child off his lap, and started to say something to Santa, but halted.

“What is it?” Santa asked warmly.
“Well, I know it’s really too much to ask you,
Santa, but …” the old woman began, shooing her grandson over to one of Santa’s elves to collect the little gift which Santa gave all his young visitors.
“The girl in the photograph… my granddaughter well, you see … she has leukemia and isn’t expected to make it even through the holidays,” she said through tear-filled eyes. “Is there any way, Santa . any possible way that you could come see Sarah?

That’s all she’s asked for, for Christmas, is to see Santa.”

Santa blinked and swallowed hard and told the woman to leave information with his elves as to
where Sarah was, and he would see what he could do. Santa thought of little else the rest of that
afternoon. He knew what he had to do. “What if it were MY child lying in that hospital bed, dying,” he thought with a sinking heart, “This is the least I can do.”

When Santa finished visiting with all the boys and girls that evening, he retrieved from his helper the name of the hospital where Sarah was staying. He asked the assistant location manager how to get to Children’s Hospital.

“Why?” Rick asked, with a puzzled look on his face.
Santa relayed to him the conversation with Sarah’s grandmother earlier that day. “C’mon…..I’ll take you there.” Rick said softly. Rick drove them to the hospital and came inside with Santa. They found out which room Sarah was in. A pale Rick said he would wait out in the hall.

Santa quietly peeked into the room through the half-closed door and saw little Sarah on the bed.
The room was full of what appeared to be her family; there was the Grandmother and the girl’s
brother he had met earlier that day.

A woman whom he guessed was Sarah’s mother stood by the bed, gently pushing Sarah’s thin hair
off her forehead. And another woman who he discovered later was Sarah’s aunt, sat in a chair near
the bed with a weary, sad look on her face. They were talking quietly, and Santa could sense the
warmth and closeness of the family, and their love and concern for Sarah.

Taking a deep breath, and forcing a smile on his face, Santa entered the room, bellowing a hearty, “Ho, ho, ho!” “Santa!” shrieked little Sarah weakly, as she tried to escape her bed to run to him, IV tubes intact. Santa rushed to her side and gave her a warm hug. A child the tender age of his own son — 9 years old — gazed up at him with wonder and excitement.

Her skin was pale and her short tresses bore telltale bald patches from the effects of chemotherapy. But all he saw when he looked at her was a pair of huge, blue eyes. His heart melted, and he had to force himself to choke back tears.

Though his eyes were riveted upon Sarah’s face, he could hear the gasps and quiet sobbing of the women in the room. As he and Sarah began talking, the family crept quietly to the bedside one by one, squeezing Santa’s shoulder or his hand gratefully, whispering “Thank you” as they gazed sincerely at him with shining eyes. Santa and Sarah talked and talked, and she told him excitedly all the toys she wanted for Christmas, assuring him she’d been a very good girl that year.

As their time together dwindled, Santa felt led in his spirit to pray for Sarah, and asked for permission from the girl’s mother. She nodded in agreement and the entire family circled around Sarah’s bed, holding hands. Santa looked intensely at Sarah and asked her if she believed in angels. “Oh, yes, Santa… I do!” she exclaimed.

“Well, I’m going to ask that angels watch over you.” he said. Laying one hand on the child’s head,
Santa closed his eyes and prayed. He asked that God touch little Sarah, and heal her body from this disease.

He asked that angels minister to her, watch and keep her. And when he finished praying, still with
eyes closed, he started singing, softly, “Silent Night, Holy Night…. all is calm, all is bright…”
“The family joined in, still holding hands, smiling at Sarah, and crying tears of hope, tears of joy for this moment, as Sarah beamed at them all.

When the song ended, Santa sat on the side of the bed again and held Sarah’s frail, small hands in his own. “Now, Sarah,” he said authoritatively, “you have a job to do, and that is to concentrate on getting well. I want you to have fun playing with your friends this summer, and I expect to see you at my house at Mayfair Mall this time next year!”

He knew it was risky proclaiming that to this little girl who had terminal cancer, but he “had” to. He had to give her the greatest gift he could — not dolls or games or toys — but the gift of HOPE.

“Yes, Santa!” Sarah exclaimed, her eyes bright.
He leaned down and kissed her on the forehead and left the room.
Out in the hall, the minute Santa’s eyes met Rick’s, a look passed between them and they wept
unashamed.

Sarah’s mother and grandmother slipped out of the room quickly and rushed to Santa’s side to thank him.

“My only child is the same age as Sarah,” he explained quietly. “This is the least I could do.” They
nodded with understanding and hugged him.

One year later, Santa Mark was again back on the set in Milwaukee for his six-week, seasonal job
which he so loves to do Several weeks went by and then one day a child came up to sit on his lap.

“Hi, Santa! Remember me?!” “Of course, I do,” Santa proclaimed (as he always does), smiling down at her. After all, the secret to being a “good” Santa is to always make each child feel as if they are the “only” child in the world at that moment.

“You came to see me in the hospital last year!”
Santa’s jaw dropped. Tears immediately sprang in his eyes, and he grabbed this little miracle and
held her to his chest. “Sarah!” he exclaimed. He scarcely recognized her, for her hair was long and
silky and her cheeks were rosy — much different from the little girl he had visited just a year before. He looked over and saw Sarah’s mother and grandmother in the sidelines smiling and waving and wiping their eyes.

That was the best Christmas ever for Santa Claus.

He had witnessed –and been blessed to be instrumental in bringing about — this miracle of hope.
This precious little child was healed. Cancer-free. Alive and well. He silently looked up to Heaven and humbly whispered, “Thank you, Father. ‘Tis a very, Merry Christmas!”

Do you believe in miracles ..I do!

Ice Breakers
Frog

An 80 year old man was sitting in his boat fishing when he heard a voice say, ‘pick me up.” He looked
around and could not see anyone.

He thought he was dreaming when he heard the voice again, “pick me up”. He looked down into the
water and saw a frog. He asked, “Are you talking to me”?

The frog said, “Yes, pick me up and kiss me and I’ll turn into the most beautiful woman you have ever
seen. I’ll marry you, your friends will all be jealous and will make you incredibly happy.”

He thought for a moment then reached over and picked the frog up carefully, placing it in his front
breast pocket.

Then the frog said, “Are you nuts? Didn’t you hear what I said? I said kiss me and I’ll love you for
eternity.”

He looked at the frog and said, “At my age I’d rather have a talking frog.”

Thought for Today:

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
– Sigmund Freud

Tips and Techniques

Computers offer limitless ways to transform type into special graphic elements. Some of the fun things you can do with type are reversing and screening using black backgrounds and white type or dark backgrounds and gray type.

Try stretching or even compressing type to add interest.

Rotating type can be an attention grabber when used in moderation.

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
Two more days until the year 2008 is over. Was it a good year for you? Was it a year of questions? Or was it a year of answers for you?

As we look forward to the new year do you look at it with eyes filled with opportunity or will you buy into hysteria?

There is an old saying that surely is true in this year, in this economy and in this atmosphere. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” If you fail to make your own plans then you most assuredly will be a part of someone else’s plans.

Security depends on one thing and one thing only. It depends on just how willing you are to be of service. Please think about this concept with your whole heart and your whole mind. Argue the point if you will within you, but do think about it. If I have taught you nothing else in this year I do hope it is the one diamond you will take away from this relationship.

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
Weather Alert

FROM THE NORTHEAST OHIO WEATHER BUREAU
located in Cleveland, Ohio.

NEW TORNADO POLICY

For the Cleveland and nearby areas:
In case of possible tornadoes sweeping through the greater Cleveland metro area, we ask that all residents take shelter at the Cleveland Browns Stadium.

We are certain that a TOUCHDOWN will not occur there.

Thank you for your cooperation.

National Weather Bureau

Thought for Today:

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
-William James

Tips and Techniques

Join us tonight in the Internet Niche Lab Conference room. We are working on a business plan for 2009. Get ready for an awesome year ahead.

Happy designing!

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas or a very
Happy Holiday for whatever holiday you celebrate
at this very special time of year.

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
The Children’s Bible in a Nutshell

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there
was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The
Bible says, ‘The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must
be a lot older than that.

Anyway, God said, ‘Give me a light!’ and someone did.
Then God made the world.

He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were
naked, but they weren’t embarrassed because mirrors
hadn’t been invented yet.

Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple,
so they were driven from the Garden of Eden. Not sure
what they were driven in though, because they didn’t
have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as
long as he was Abel.

Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for
Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.
One of the next important people was Noah, who was a
good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah
built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it.

He asked some other people to join him, but they said
they would have to take a rain check.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob
was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau
sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast.
Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud
sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name
was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of
Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten
plagues on Pharaoh’s people. These plagues included
frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.

God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then
he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include:
don’t lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor’s stuff.

Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and
thy mother.

One of Moses’ best helpers was Joshua who was the first
Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol
and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a
giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who
had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher
says he was wise, but that doesn’t sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets.

One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale
and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor
league prophets, but I guess we don’t have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is
the star of The New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn.
(I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is
always saying to me, ‘Close the door! Were you born in a
barn?’ It would be nice to say, ‘As a matter of fact, I was.

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners
like the Pharisees and the Republicans.

Jesus also had twelve opossums.

The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil
that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and
even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the
Republicans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before
Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn’t stick up for Jesus. He just
washed his hands instead.

Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life
again.He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end
of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of
Revolution.

Thought for Today:

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

Tips and Techniques

Nothing in the world is more important than family and friends. Take the time to enjoy them. It is time you will never regret giving, but time you will always regret not having more of.

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking

Oh my, I was having such a good time last night that I forgot all about getting my newsletter out.

We are working on a business plan for the new year. There are some great specials being offered for the end of this year. http://internetnichelab.com/aff/6/MyINL then go to the specials page to see what I am talking about.

One of our goals for 2009 is to pay out a million dollars in commissions to our affiliates and JV-partners I do hope that you will have a share in that.

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers
Random Acts of Thinking

Part the Fourth, 2007

I want to become a vegetarian, but I’m not sure I can quit eating meat cold turkey.

I wear glasses. Doesn’t that mean that *everything* I see
is an optical illusion?

I paid my psychiatrist with a reality check.

Do fisherman live in the reel world?

You want to know a really, really hugely annoyingly bad habit? Overexaggeration.

I may not be a great artist, but I am really good at drawing a blank.

My wife and I love each other. I rub her back and she massages my ego.

When he who lives in a glass house invites he who is without sin for dinner, bad things can happen.

You can’t stop progress, but you can unplug a good chunk of it. A chrysanthemum by any other name … would be easier to spell.

Some days the best thing about my job is that the chair spins.

My life no longer needs an extreme makeover. Now it just needs a complete do over.

A friend of mine has a nose ring. She keeps the volume pretty low, though, and sets it to “vibrate” at the movies.

I’m not too handy with tools. I once got my finger caught in a screwdriver.

Yesterday I pushed my luck. It was clearly too weak to move by itself.

Thought for Today:
“Every fool knows you can’t touch the stars, but it doesn’t stop a wise man from trying.”
Harry Anderson

Tips and Techniques

One of the most important documents you can write for you business is it’s business plan. Now in these last two weeks of 2008 is the time to sit and think about your plan so you are ready to run on both feet come the first of the year. This is the plan form that has served me well over the past several years and it is yours and you don’t have to jump through hoops to get it just download it from this link -www.cwinsonline.com/fileseek/downloads/BusinessPlanform.pdf

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Good Morning!
I Have Been Thinking
We begin Christmas week today and also the 51st week of 2008. Will you and your business be prepared for the coming year?

Success happens with of planning that is carefully carried out through the days, weeks and months of the year. A business plan is your blueprint. Just as every blueprint for a building is different so is the blueprint for every business different.

You are welcome to come to the internet niche lab tonight Monday Dec 22 to work with us on a business plan for the new year.
http://internetnichelab.com/room/InternetNicheLab.exe

Download the software we begin at 8 pm Eastern

The Winning Way – one step at a time

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

Carolyn

Ice Breakers

Swimming Lesson

A member of the Country Club asked the lifeguard how
he might go about teaching a young lady to swim.

“It takes considerable time and technique.” replied the
guard. “First you must take her into the water, then
place one arm about her waist, hold her tightly, then
take her right arm and raise it very slowly…”

“This is certainly most helpful.” said the member.

“I know that my kid sister will appreciate it.”

“Your sister?” said the lifeguard. “In that case, just push her into the deep end of the pool.
She’ll learn in a hurry.”

Thought for Today:
“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”
-Ovid

Tips and Techniques

Paragraph spacing, tabs and indents are used to enhance readability.

Be sure to make the space at the beginning of paragraphs consistent in your documents. Short sentences and somewhat narrow columns are much easier to read online. A good rule of thumb is to keep your page width online to 650 px. This is easily seen on most monitors and the page can be printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

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