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Surf Torture

Navy SEALs - Surf Torture
“Stretch it out. Lock arms. Make that line straight! Walk into the water ankle deep. Look seaward. Keep that line straight! Drop and give me 50! (pushups)” The water is 55 degrees. Cold. SEAL candidates facing hours of shivering. And… quitting. Just swimsuits. Hell Week is 3 weeks away. 25% will survive…. By choice. Life has little value if there is no choice. Other nations and regimes with false doctrines denying freedoms are fake and painful. Freedom of choice. Choice is a gift from God. Permission to set your own course. You see, without God, there is no choice… Godless societies and Godless relationships bear no fruit worth tasting. So it is our choice as to whether or not to choose. Get...
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World War I Armistice

WWI ARMISTICE
World War I 9 Million dead; 29 Million wounded. “The war to end all wars”. Except that it wasn’t. All the king’s politicians and all the king’s senators still could not put lasting peace together again. So here we are with Iran, China, and Russia and others threatening our call to freedom. In memorial cemeteries around the world WWI headstones shine in the sun and glisten in the rain. They are the keyboards of our past. Each soul lost in its final keystroke… Serving the future with their Truths. Sacrifice entries in the journals of family pain. It is our Flag that must continue to fly high in honor of all lives lost in all our past wars. Let Freedom Ring. What is right is not left. What is r...
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Are You Driving Sales?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Year-end is when car dealerships provide sales offers that may see us coming to a halting stop. The excitement of the holidays, the need for a newer car, and gift-giving all come into play. Emotions are on the rise with the need to be kept in check for a sensible purchase. Over many years, I’ve encountered horrific ‘sales accidents’ at car dealerships. Some representatives were on a collision course with their job while others couldn’t escape the wreck. Below you will find a few a-ha examples that reveal the worst and best way to drive sales. 1. The Truth or Dare Sales Game My first experience was that of a ‘Friday Afternoon Car.’ One day I opened the car ...
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November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence

November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence after Poland disappeared off the map of Europe for 123 years. In 1795 the countries of Russia, Prussia, and Austria conspired against Poland and maneuvered to essentially conquer the country and divide … Continue reading → The post November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Walk your blues away.


My favourite way to clear my head is to walk. Now, who would argue that not only does this view inspire but it relaxes too. Win, win all round and free! Walk it off in Beautiful Britain! Severn Trent Draycote Water, Rugby,Warwickshire. Photo copyright SvD. Original link
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Do You Ask ‘Why’ to Expand Opportunity?


The question of ‘why’ provides insight that leads us to being able to expand opportunity. Some people may be put off by the style of questioning. But by sticking to the method, we qualify the better matching clientele. Those who appreciate the request for additional insight will return the favor with extra business. My Story Connecting with an acquaintance by phone had us sharing both business and childhood experiences. His communication style translates well to his former career as a journalist. To my surprise, John shares a number of my views on the better business model. Obtaining a commitment from others requires that we: Always use the method of ‘question, listen, clarify’ to gain a dee...
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Free to Blog Followers!

Want a free ebook copy of Kill the Teachers, the dynamic nonfiction revelations of human rights repressions in Mexico? It’s yours in exchange for a brief review. Give me a “Yes, I do,” and it will be yours! Original link
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The Art and Science of Delegation

The Art & Science of Delegation
Attract the Right Job or Clientele:  NOTE:    Juliana Marulanda, ScaleTime Founder, provides you with today’s infographic, ‘The Art and Science of Delegation.’  Don’t be a part of the 75% group of small business owners.  ScaleTime found the majority to be spending vacation time stuck to their laptops dealing with business matters. If you haven’t yet, hire qualified and reliable people. Don’t skimp on training as it will prove to be an excellent long-term investment. The more you can trust your employees to deliver, the more you can focus your energy on expanding your business. Delegate tasks and avoid spreading yourself too thin. Let this infographic teach you the art and science of delegati...
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Who Are You Trying to Attract?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Being able to express your desired clientele with clarity leads you to them. But unless we have a natural talent for marketing plus motivation to learn, denial can take over. Sometimes it takes years of trial and error in working with less than desirable clients that will lead us to a better place. My Story About Trying to Attract Desired Clientele There was never any question in my mind about my preferred type of clients as a salesperson. And filling the sales pipeline was relatively easy once I recognized my requirements. But as an entrepreneur, I was stopped in my tracks upon hearing that I had to define a narrow niche to get started. Initially, my thou...
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Throw away your cookbooks...


Good food that nourishes is not entertainment. They say in Hollywood that there are only seven stories but the interpretation of each is different. Cue to The Star Is Born, a perfect example of the same story told a different way. Cooking is no different. Forget celebrity chefs who are retelling a story you could discover yourself. This recipe is from my love who likes fish and wants easy peasy preparation which still allows for the ingredients and flavours to shine through. Fish with kale,  onions and garlic, roasted in an open dish in a very hot oven. Really delicious and easy. Salt, pepper, olive oil and the fish of your choice. Simples. Photos copyright SvD. Original link
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Recipe of the Month: November 2018


For my Recipe of the Month, I have chosen Strucolo de Spinaze (Spinach-Filled Pasta Roll). Strucolo means “strudel” in the Triestine dialect, though restaurants may also refer to the dish as a “rotolo” or “rollata.” It is quite common throughout the Carso, often served with the pan sauces from a roasted or braised meat. Visit Flavors-of-Friuli.com for the recipe. Original link
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Eat Your Way through Friuli–Venezia Giulia (Part 4): Pasticceria Penso


This review was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Dream of Italy. My fondest memory of Trieste will always be the day I first stepped into Pasticceria Penso. My timing seems predestined—I arrived on a blustery February morning just as a few dozen chocolate cakes were being pulled from the oven. I was immediately invited back into the cozy kitchen to watch their transformation into torta Sacher. The patriarch of the family-run bakery, Italo Stoppar, doused each layer of cake with Maraschino liqueur, then spread on a thick coat of apricot preserves. His son Antonello drizzled the top with dark chocolate ganache, which was soon followed by a garnish of chocolate sprinkles arou...
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Do You Remain True to What You Believe?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Too many stories of former businesspeople have been retold that they did not believe in what they set out to do. Consequently, they look back on their lives with regret. Their pain is in not sticking up for what was best for them in the long run. Unfortunately, they now focus on what could have been. Our top priority is to retain concentration on our purpose. Our clientele quickly recognizes who we are and for what we stand. Those who are similar-minded will come to know us better and appreciate who we represent. By being ourselves, we attract better partners and clients into our lives. Believe In You In a world filled with ‘you should,’ the only should ...
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6 Technologies to Fix Your Poorly-Designed Service Desk System

6 Technologies to Fix Your Poorly-Designed Service Desk System
Attract the Right Job or Clientele: NOTE:  James Patterson,  Head of Business Development, T ranscosmos Information Systems Limited provides today’s Infographic:   6 Technologies to Fix Your Poorly-Designed Service Desk System. The Service Desk Urgency The importance of stellar customer service cannot be more emphasized now more than ever. With the digital space serving as a megaphone for consumers, any bad customer experience broadcasted via online review can easily damage a brand’s reputation. Making sure that your customers consistently have a smooth experience with every costumer-facing unit of your company is essential. Investing in customer support technology-such as a service desk ens...
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Never Forgive

Never Forgive
It feels good to say “I will never forgive you”. Never Forgive. It is a threat and an empowering statement. Don’t mess with me. But it is also too late if the act to be forgiven has already done its harm. “You slandered my family!” “You desecrated my flag.” “You mocked my God.” “I will never forgive.” “You stole my money.” “You wrecked my car.” “You killed my dog.” “You are history.” “I am coming for you in the night.” Red lines must be red lines. Someone must draw them. Otherwise there is nothing to fear if you are evil. Punishment must be more than words. Sometimes it must be violent and massively deadly. Innocent bystanders getting consumed in the flames. Their families will never forgive...
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Do You Qualify for Success?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Qualify for Success As I build my network, I continue to read the success insights and posts of many. And then I share the best of what I find with my connections. A side benefit is becoming familiar with those who I admire and share their work too. The motivated spirit always catches attention. Tony DiRico, Founder and CEO, ProfitHunters , provides today’s list to help you qualify for success. And be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the collection of Entrepreneurial Icons and their motivating thoughts on success. 12 Characteristics of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs Di Rico suggests you incorporate the following qualifiers for success into ...
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Have a boule....


....I've  written before about my dislike of supermarket bread which is why I make bread once a week. A boule lasts me 6-7 days. Ok, so this takes a couple of hours from start to finish but it's worth knowing what you're eating, isn't it? I think so. Photo copyright SvD. Original link
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Beautiful Britain


Photo copyright SvD. What a shame that we Brits constantly complain about the weather as if it's a curse. Every twenty years or so we get an outstanding Summer where the vegetables actually mature rather than rot and the tomatoes go red in the fields. This year's Summer was glorious and the Autumn has not been too shabby either. I spend my weekends driving around the countryside, stopping at pubs with my love and our two dogs. We've hardly had to seek out the roaring fire indoors except once and usually will sit outside or finish our lagers and head off with the hounds for a casual stroll along the canals. Have you caught the clue as to where this photo could be? It's not on the Continent th...
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Eat Your Way through Friuli–Venezia Giulia (Part 3): La Subida


This review was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Dream of Italy. Since my last visit, La Subida has been awarded one Michelin star. Situated in the heart of the Collio wine zone is one of Friuli’s most esteemed restaurants, Trattoria Al Cacciatore de La Subida (known to locals simply as La Subida). On the outskirts of Cormòns, surrounded by rolling hills and lush vineyards, La Subida serves impeccable dishes inspired by the nearby border where Friulian and Slovenian cultures merge. Opened at Christmastime in 1960 by Slovenian Joško Sirk and his wife, Loredana, La Subida was originally a small osteria and inn, which soon became a popular gathering spot for hunters. A recrea...
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How Do You Prioritize Possibilities?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Traditional thought influences how we prioritize possibilities. When we pay attention, business practices teach additional ideas for us to consider. Effective sales appeal to the need, want, and deep down desire of clientele. My Story Hearing stories about the stock market crash of the 30’s, including those of the Great Depression, provided many lessons as I grew up.  The worst was about the people jumping out of the windows in New York. As told to me, the bloody chaos was due to the lack of proper planning at many levels. The main lesson handed down to me; The benefit of spending is to outweigh the possible setbacks. I applied the same principal in busi...
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