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Spaetzles to Heaven


I'm not German neither am I an expert on German cuisine but my love of spaetzles came to me from my ex-husband whose first wife was German. Spaetzles are a type of quick noodle made with flour, nutmeg and eggs. I use a flat cheese grater to pour the batter into simmering unsalted water- all Germans are politely asked to forgive me for improvising with a cheese grater. Once cooked, the spaetzles are tossed in bacon fat, butter and sauerkraut and topped with crispy lardons and breadcrumbs. Delicious! My supper tonight. I will walk off all this scrumptious fat when I trot my usual 40-50kms per week. Photo copyright SvD. Original link
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Do You Use Same Day Delivery?

Same Day Delivery Trends and Statistics to Guide Your Business
NOTE:  Today’s Infographic is provide by Jake Smith, National Sales Manager for Go People . Jake is excited about the prospect of e-commerce, and how Go People can deliver the courier service of the future to businesses all around Australia.     Business Agility and Personal Development Are Requirements for Success Whenever you believe a plateau is achieved, seek out help for getting your next climb in order! We have partnered with the following companies to assist with your business growth and meeting your goals.   Full Disclosure:   Fees may be applied and I may receive commission through the links. Tony Robbins is a Proven Authority for Personal Development         Click Here to  Visit El...
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Do You Have A Core Group to Count On?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Whispering Energy signaled the significance of the group when I was asked to join. Never before did I agree to share everything I knew with complete strangers. Remarkably we became confident with and dependent upon one another. My Story Every once in a while I pay homage to the original group, WE for short. The shortened name also signifies the direction we were headed. A common phrase is ‘together we may achieve so much more.’ The philosophy is the exact opposite of what I learned in the corporate sales environment. All information was secret as we were highly competitive to achieve recognition and attend President’s Club. Truth be known, I was initially ...
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How to Live.


When I see people buying ready-made meals in the supermarket I want to scream. Cooking is easy and if you want to stay healthy, learning to cook is an absolute necessity. I work full time and I cook every day. Why? Because I love the ritual involved plus I need to know what I am eating. I make my own bread because I loathe supermarket bread. The way I live is not extraordinary, it's how I grew up. Tonight I was inspired to make apple sauce from the orchard outside my kitchen window (the dry summer has forced the apples to ripen months early). And pork and apple sauce are a match made in Heaven. This meal took less than an hour. Broad beans in a parsley sauce, pork chop with a homemade apple ...
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Do You Imagine Improvement?


Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Do You Imagine Improvement? Most salespeople believe that the only people who count at a company are the executives. In their mind, everyone else resides at a low-status level without decision-making authority. Nothing could be further from the truth. Can you imagine the magnitude of possibility by treating everyone as equals? My Story About Imagine ‘Imagine’ is one of my all time favorite songs by John Lennon. The word also raises up the idea of what success will look like should we each decide to give the idea a try. Employed as a sales representative and in my spare time, I would imagine the possibilities of gaining entry into Fortune 100 and 500 compan...
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Althorp and the mystery of Diana's resting place.


Althorp, the Spencer family home, makes for an interesting day out. I recently visited but I doubt very much that Diana is buried on the island on the lake. Why? The lake is some distance away from the house and it seems a cold and lonely place to be buried. I'm more inclined to believe the local rumour that Diana is buried in the family vault in the nearby St Mary The Virgin church at Great Brington. Her father is buried there as well and it would make perfect sense for Diana to be with her dad. I have no proof, of course. I can only say what I feel. The Spencer crypt below: The crypt is behind  these blue railings which are fitted with an alarm. The spot (near the window) inside the Spence...
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Do You Know Facts About Order-to-Cash?

What you Should Know About the Order-to-Cash Process
Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Note:  Today’s Infographic is provided by Danny Wong. The chart below originally appeared on the Salesforce Website.   Danny Wong is an entrepreneur, marketer and writer. He is the co-founder of   Blank Label , an award-winning luxury menswear company, and leads marketing for   Receiptful , a platform to supercharge all customer interactions for eCommerce stores, and   Tenfold , a seamless click-to-dial solution for high-performance sales teams. To connect, tweet him   @dannywong1190   or message him on   LinkedIn . For more of his clips, visit his   portfolio .  Click To Enlarge Via Salesforce Business Agility and Personal Development Are Requirements for...
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Do You Use Diplomacy in Difficult Situations?


    Attract the Right Job or Clientele: If you have ever wanted to tell off a client, management, or someone you know, first clear all emotions. Exercise helps, especially in the great outdoors. But if you don’t have time to leave the scene, give pause to figure out the next best steps. My Story About Diplomacy I will be forever grateful for the Dale Carnegie public speaking program I took at the start of my career. One of my favorite books is his, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” It made a mark on my psyche and influenced how to conduct both personal and business conversations. The entire sales experience, including horrific stories trying to get me to quit sales jobs, transformed...
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Still Grinning About July


The month of July began with a bang. We had the absolute cutest family members visit us during the week of the Fourth of July. They chased Pinky and Fiona and then jumped in the pool. It was non-stop fun and laughter. We even went hiking in the Santa Rosas, played Jenga and took the dogs for walks. One day, we visited an antique shop and a French soap maker in Old Town Temecula. This was immediately followed with unlimited supplies of soft-serve with toppings. Pinky and me. I laughed my head off! Chalk drawings on pavement, chess championships and a colossal number of crayons kept everyone entertained. Pinky and Fiona received extra belly rubs and forbidden, under the table snacks. Seems eve...
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Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

I can say remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Yet I ask myself, why don’t more people know about the Warsaw Uprising that began on August 1, 1944 and lasted for 63 days. Nearly 200,000 Poles were killed. Like most … Continue reading → The post Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Recipe-of-the-Month: August 2018


For my Recipe-of-the-Month, I have chosen Scampi alla Busara (Langoustines in Tomato Sauce). During the summertime, particularly in the month of August when Italians flock to the beaches for the Ferragosto holiday, I always think of seafood. This scampi dish is a perfect example of the shellfish native to the waters off Trieste. Visit Flavors-of-Friuli.com for the recipe. Original link
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Do You Have A Backup Process?


  Your backup process is equal to a lifejacket for remaining in business. Troubles can come in all shapes and sizes. A variety of stories are shared today so you may avoid similar incidents. My Stories About Backup: #1. Technology  Long ago, I was solely focused on technology backup. My computer froze prohibiting access to files. Thankfully, a friend in IT suggested we put the hard drive in the freezer for a while. Magically, the suggestion worked, and I was back in business. #2. Creating A Podcast In the third year of my entrepreneurship, I was encouraged to create a podcast. I was motivated to learn about audio recording and editing. And it was exciting to line up the guest list. Everythin...
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Huge skies, endless vistas.


In screenwriting they call it POV when the audience sees something from a specific angle. This shot is perhaps more reminiscent of a cowboy on horseback but it is, in fact, on my daily walk. Tonight as I took this shot, I could swear I saw a face in the clouds. An anguished face looking backwards. Photo copyright SvD. Original link
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Best Seller List / The New York Times

Okay guys, I just had this outrageous idea (it can still be done). I am going to propel my book "9/11 Truth: Implications" into the New York Times' bestseller list . . . Original link
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You Are Not Alone!


  Note: Tim Blaney Founder/CEO of SalesMaps, INC. provides today’s Blog Story Tim Blaney is the Founder and CEO of SalesMaps , a Freemium Navigation App designed for sales people and anyone else who drives for work. He has over 10 years’ experience in Customer Service, B2B Sales and Recruiting. He truly believes in the importance of your circle of influence, and having the right people around you for your journey. The most important lesson that he has learned through his journey into entrepreneurship is that even if you think nobody out there understands how hard it is, you’re wrong and if you know where to look you can find those people who will support you that have been there and made it ...
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Are You Forecasting Year-End Business?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: While we want to enjoy summer thoroughly, year-end business is quickly approaching. Most business takes place in the last quarter. Departments in large companies will lose their budget if they do not spend in full by the end of December. Enjoy the summer days, but at night compile all the details that are in need of attention. Those who snooze will lose. My Story During the interviewing stage for a job, salespeople are alerted to the sales quota for which they will be responsible. The numbers are usually overwhelming. It takes every ounce of energy in us to meet or exceed the expectations. While an advocate of enjoying summer and time away, it will be mo...
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Now that the wheat has been harvested....


Mr Badger has lost his secret passage to the water trough in the calves' field. El geriatric dogo feels very small next to the hay. (For townies: after wheat is harvested, the remaining stalks are rolled into bales of hay for animal fodder in the Winter.) In memorium. Photos copyright SvD. Original link
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Love and My Fear of Cooking


My people show how much they love you by serving massive amounts of food. Then, if you don’t eat several portions, they feel that you don’t love them back. It’s a common disorder and painfully difficult to navigate. Let’s say I invite family from far away. If we’re not going to a restaurant and the kitchen is available, they will make themselves at home and prepare some delicious comfort food. Gigantic vats of the stuff. During the meal they’ll keep checking my eyes to make sure I love their creation. If I try and act cool, they will ask, “Do you like it?” “Of course, of course. It’s delicious,” I answer, knowing how hard it is to make a great dinner. Plus, they came from far away and deep i...
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Are You Patiently Following Up?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Patiently following up stirs up emotion in almost everyone. Some of the adjectives include annoyance, fear, and negativity. But a small percentage of salespeople view follow-up as getting their game on for achieving their goals. Most people fall down on follow-up. My Story of Patiently Following Up Many lessons were learned for methods of patiently following up in my sales career. The second year of sales, management hounded their teams to follow-up with the same prospect every day.  Killing potential business along with the company brand and reputation come to mind. All of today’s insights apply to the job hunt, and communication strategy for employment...
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Forget Summer...


In 23 years I have never seen apples ripen in Summer but our recent drought has forced the fruit to mature too quickly. Apples traditionally ripen in the Autumn when they are picked and stored over Winter. The sun-drenched immature fruit is ripening then falling off the tree from lack of water. A long dry Summer will mean little stores in Winter. Once again nature has a lesson for us: what we do today has an impact on tomorrow. Photo copyright SvD. Original link
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