Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Choose To Be Happy Right Now

Choose To Be Happy Right Now by Grace Chatting

Most of us have ideas about what would make us happy; when we have a particular job or amount of money. Are you still waiting for your circumstances to change before you’ll allow yourself to be happy? .

The problem is that even once these things happen in our lives, we’re rarely satisfied with them! Instead, we shift our focus to something even bigger and better, believing “it” will make us happy (or happier). We never allow ourselves to reach a point of contentment. Perhaps you done the same thing to yourself?

The good news is as Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be”. You can decide to be happy NOW – even if everything in your life is not perfect.

Below you’ll find 3 easy ways to do so:

 Be Grateful. Gratitude is one of the most powerful states of mind that you can adopt. Not only does it make you feel good, it shifts your focus from what you don’t have to what you DO have, and keeps it there! As you focus more on what you are grateful to have in your life (even the really small blessings!), you worry less about anything that may be lacking. The result? A more pervasive sense of happiness!

 Take time to smell the roses. If you spend most of your days feeling rushed and scattered, it’s hard to feel happy and content. In order to be truly happy, you need to make time for yourself to relax, dream, and take pleasure in life’s simpler moments. Beginning today, make sure to spend time doing things you love on a regular basis. Read books that stimulate your imagination; listen to great music; take long walks, and generally make an effort to enjoy your life as it is right now.

 Love the journey. Many of us make the mistake of pinning all of our expectations on some vague, far-off result, like the completion of goals. We believe that once we “get there” everything will be perfect and we’ll finally be happy. However, there is much to be gained from enjoying the journey TO your destination! Make it your mission to revel in every moment that you’re working toward higher goals. Enjoy the sense of self-mastery and accomplishment you gain with every goal you achieve. Make it a worthwhile journey and you’ll savor the end result that much more!

The most important thing to understand about happiness is that it is largely a CHOICE you make from moment to moment. Though certain serious situations make it difficult to feel happy at times, most often we allow the little things to bother us and block any happiness we would otherwise feel. Embrace happiness, and it will grow to monstrous proportions in your life!

How To Meet Someone With A Love Letter?

How To Meet Someone With A Love Letter? by Catherine Preth@Janing

Getting to meet someone using a note or letter is probably one of the oldest forms of meeting and getting to know someone. In this electronic day and age, writing a physical letter is rather rare. A lot of people will dismiss this method as archaic and ineffective. I beg to differ. In fact, I believe it has become even more relevant and more significant in our very connected world.

The fundamental reason for this is that in writing a physical form, it takes effort to write one. In my research and interviews with people, one of the most attractive ingredients in written communication which ‘sweeps the recipient off his or her feet”, so to say, is the effort put into developing the love letter.

Writing a love letter for the purpose of meeting someone is rather difficult and different from writing to someone whom you already know. With someone you know, there are many events, feelings and shared moments which you can develop a letter from. However, with someone you have not met, this becomes rather difficult. So how do we even start? Actually, all you have to do is become aware of the other person.

I would like to provide you with some tips here. I will assume the other person is a female but the same thing works for a male.

1.That person must have caught your eye at a moment’s instance. What was it? Was it her beauty? Was it the way she speaks? Or was it her view point of the topic of discussion? Once you know what the thing is, then you need to delve more in-depth into that one area of focus. If it is the way she talks, then is it her accent that attracted you? Or was it the way she speaks the language? Perhaps she uses ‘old’ English which is a refreshing departure of standard conversational English. This is important because the finer the details about her that you can observe,and highlight when you write that love letter, the more it will truly astonish her that you picked up such details.

2. One word of caution, avoid any attributes which can be interpreted as sexual in nature. You only need to focus on one thing that strikes you. There may be more than one thing but you should choose just one. You do not want to overwhelm the other person. You may be labeled as a ‘freak’ if you do.

3. Now, let’s move to writing that masterpiece. If you know her name, then use it. The letter will become more personal. Use first names if possible. If you do not know her name, then a simple ‘Hi’ would do. Do not use ‘Dear’. You want to write a letter that is not that formal.

4. Never write an anonymous letter. In our day, it may be construed as a stalker. You do not want that. In the old days where meeting people was not so fast and efficient, an anonymous admirer is like a novelty and brings enormous joy and happiness to the recipient. Today, this is no longer an acceptable approach.

5. Sign off with your full name and not just ‘Joe’. With your full name, you also send a message to the recipient that you are a decent person. And don’t forget your cell number and email.

6. You must keep your love letter short. Begin your letter by introducing yourself. Just say your name and then state where you noticed her. Followed by what attracted you about her.7. End the love letter by saying that you hope to be able to have the opportunity to ‘bump’ into her again. It is even better to state where you would love to ‘bump’ into her. Don’t be too forward to ask for a meeting or date.8. Then finally, sign off with your full name and details.

If she is interested, she will keep your number and contact. Give her to option to accept or reject your ‘hidden’ proposition.

This love letter can be used in many scenarios – even in a spontaneous situation. For example, it could be in a pub and you noticed her with her friends. Instead of intruding, perhaps a quick ‘write’ on a piece of paper and then handing it over to her personally would be a good choice. Or it could be a company or a business function, where you were involved in a group discussion and it was difficult to talk to her personally. If she is a frequent visitor to a place where you go, then the situation is even better because it gives you more time to prepare to send the love letter. So try out this method and be astonished at how well it works. Happy writing!

Prepare Yourself For Home Business Success

Prepare Yourself For Home Business Success by Sandy Bidinger

You may or may not be looking for a home business opportunity right now, but if you understand the importance of having wealth consciousness, and multiple streams of income then you'll want to keep reading.

When I first saw an ad for Success University online I was searching for a work at home business that would offer me a way to set up a stream of income that in time could build the kind of wealth that would afford me my dream lifestyle. I wanted to:
* Work from home & decide my own hours

* Earn more money than I ever could working at a "j-o-b"

* Do the kind of work that would give back and make a difference in others' lives

* Have the money and time freedom to travel and afford life's luxuries

* Build the kind of wealth that would secure my financial future

The way most of us are taught to be successful is that first, we are told to get an education. Then get a high-paying job usually with a limited or fixed income. Then work hard for the next 40+ years and try to enjoy it along the way.

Sadly, our ultimate success is measured by how well we set ourselves up for retirement when we are told we can finally "live the good life" at age 65 or 70. So often we look back at our lives and wonder where the time went, and we regret all the job sacrifices we made along the way.
Some part of each of us knows that this is crazy!

We know that we're supposed to get more out of life than spending 40+ hours a week (more like 60+) trading our time for money at jobs that are unfulfilling, stressful, have no employee loyalty and are usually dead end.

And if you look around, there ARE people out there who are choosing NOT to do it that way. They work just as hard, but are happy, fulfilled and most of all wealthy. Each person has gotten to that place in one of a thousand different ways but what they all have in common is their winning mindset for success.

It's of course possible to be in a job or career that you love and are completely fulfilled in and that's great. However, you're not likely making the kind of money you really want, need or that you're truly worth. Plus, your income is limited by the number of physical hours you can work...and that's frustrating!

Do you know that quote:

"Most people spend their health trying to achieve wealth, and when they retire, they spend their wealth trying to get back their health."

So much of what I learned about the Universal Laws is reflected in the teachings and philosophy of Success University.

SU is a 100% online personal development education resource.

Did you know that people all around the world spend over $64 Billion on self-improvement products each year. They spend money on books, audio recordings, live seminars and personal coaching.

I'll bet you yourself have spent several hundred dollars or more on these same types of things...am I right?

Personal Development is such a massively growing trend in the world today it's not a wonder that...

Peter Drucker of Forbes Magazine says, "Webucation is the next great growth opportunity"
This a worldwide pattern and Success University is more than ready to deliver exactly what people are looking for, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.

Success University achieved the rank of being the #1 most popular personal development website on the internet in it's first six months in business. Now, in just over two and a half years, over 65,OOO students from 175 countries around the world have joined Success University.

The momentum is growing and it's an exciting time to be a part of this billion dollar industry.
You may be one of the millions out there simply looking for a very comprehensive, work at your own pace way to improve yourself in all areas of your life. If so then SU has a lot to offer you.

But, now that you know more about the potential for global growth in the personal development industry, you can see why this could also be the home business opportunity of a lifetime.

Think how freeing it would be to put yourself in the position to have an ongoing additional income where it didn't require you to go to a job. You could be earning money while you sleep.

Success University allows you to learn the skills for success and also share the opportunity with others while making money and feeling great about your product...and education & personal growth IS the product.

Here's another quote I love,

"Formal education will make you a living, but self-education will make you a fortune."

Success University's online curriculum teaches the kind of real life success skills that we all wish we were taught growing up in school.

Look at these essential Personal Development curriculum topics:

* Presentation Skills

* Effective Leadership

* Selling Techniques

* Sales and Marketing

* Internet Marketing

* Time Management

* Networking

* Financial Success

* Relationships

* Spiritual Growth

* Health and Physical Well-Being

* Improve your Memory

* Speed Reading

* Getting out of Debt

* Tax Tips for Small Business

* Asset Protection

Honestly, I had never even thought about network marketing before because I was convinced, as most people are, that it's an industry that only a select few ever succeed in or that people just get scammed.

Then you know what...I found an educational video not associated with any particular business which gives a perfect explanation of why network marketing is the best way to secure your financial future.

It really helped turn my ideas around. I was finally ready to find the right business and move forward toward the dream

Setting Financial Systems For Your Business

Setting Financial Systems For Your Business

One of the most common reasons why home businesses fail is that these businesses do not really have good financial systems. A lot of small business owners do not really keep good records of their revenue and expenses that they find it hard to determine whether their business is earning enough or not.

If you are one of those business owners who have not been keeping good financial records, now is the best time for you to establish good financial systems for your company. Always remember that good financial systems will not only help your business grow, it will also keep you out of trouble when it is time to file for your income tax returns.

Setting Up Your Financial Records

You do not really have to be an accountant or a professional bookkeeper to be able to keep records of your financial transactions. To set up your financial records manually, all you need is a worksheet where you can record all your earnings and your expenses. To keep everything simple, just use a two column worksheet where you can record all your earnings in one column and your expenses in the other. Record your financial transactions at the end of each day so that you will not miss out something.

Keep all your bills and receipts on file so that your accountant will be able to easily review your transactions later on for purposes of filing your income tax returns.
Another way to keep records of your financial transactions is to use of those accounting software being sold in the market today. The good thing about using accounting software is that you do not have to keep a lot of papers in your office and you do not have to bother writing things down a number of times in your worksheets.

Just load the program into your computer and you can already use it by following the menu. With the use of good accounting software, all you need to do is to enter your financial transactions for the day and the software will do the rest of the work.

Most of this accounting software will also give you complete financial statements after you uploaded all the necessary information so you get to save a lot of time and efforts in computing your earnings. What is more interesting about this computer software is that some of these can also help you project your future income and calculate your estimated internal rate of returns.
How Much Will the Accounting Software Cost You?

The price of the accounting software will depend on the complexity of the program that you need. Simple programs do not really cost so much so you need not worry about the cost. Besides, you can always put the cost of accounting software as part of your business expenses.