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Just for Fun!

Just for Fun!

“A person is what he or she thinks about all day long.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The First Four Words

The Law of Attraction says we attract to us (and are attracted to) whatever we are projecting or putting out into the Universe. When you looked at the above graphic, what were the first four words your eyes saw? This is just a game, and just for fun, but do the first four words apply to you?

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought”

Buddha

Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right where you are right this minute. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.

What can you do right now to turn your life around? Focus on gratitude.

Visualize everything you are grateful for. See it, feel it and then turn it over to the universe. You will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered . . . this is where magic and miracles happen. Trust and embrace the process. . . just for fun see if it isn’t true!

Thank you to my friend Charles Y. for sending this graphic

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Don’t Sit on the Fence

“As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
Oprah Winfrey


Don’t Sit on the Fence in Business or in Life

 

At some point in business, you need to make a decision between value and price and quality and quantity. Especially during challenging economic times, business owners sometimes assume that all people care about is price. However, I wonder if the opposite isn’t true – that they care about value more than ever because they can’t afford to make a mistake with a product that will break or that will fail to function shortly after purchase. I think more than ever, consumers are conscious of quality and often choose it above quantity, recognizing that in the long run, quality products pay off.

As a business owner you can:

Lower your price

Sometime this is a wise decision, but beware, because any competitor can do the same and soon you both may be out of business. When prices go down and quality goes with it, customers soon tire of the inept service or broken parts and your reputation goes down the tubes.

 Increase your value

Do this by improving quality by providing the kind of service or special features in a product that inspire customer satisfaction, trust and loyalty. While your competitors are busy increasing value by cutting prices (really?) you can actually increase market share by increasing value in ways that truly serve your customers and make them happy.

There is no middle ground or “perfect” place in the middle. You’re either going to lower the price or increase the value. It all depends on how you communicate with your customers. It’s important to know where you are and where your competitors are. This will keep you from being stuck on the fence and help you decide which is the best route for your business.

Maybe I’m stretching this a bit, but . . . Isn’t the same true in life?

Let’s say you don’t have the kind of life you want right now . . . you’re not in a loving relationship, your finances are thin, or you’re a bit overweight. Just as a business owner can’t sit on the fence, neither can you. It’s time to decide:

 Lower your standards

Here’s a sure fire way of getting more men or women in your life. Settle for less than what you want and deserve. Don’t be fussy. Pick the first one that comes along regardless of their quality of character. You’ll be in a relationship in no time and maybe he/she will even love you, but how long will it last?

 Increase your value

Develop yourself in many different areas. Become interested and informed about a lot of things. Fully participate in life. Enrich yourself with increased awareness, be respectful, kind, honest, genuine and caring and expect the same.

You can’t lower your standards and increase your value at the same time. There’s no middle ground. It simply doesn’t work to sit on the fence!

Financially strapped? Settle for the cheap stuff and buy as much as always or buy less but buy quality or even better, start saving for when you can buy really good quality items that last.

Overweight? Lower your standards and eat packaged foods and go to McDonald’s for a cheap burger and fries or go to the Farmer’s Market and get fresh produce and cook it yourself.

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