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How Do You Uniquely Define Success?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: No two people are exactly alike and so we each uniquely hold a differing vision of success. It is useless for someone to dictate what our goals should be if our passion isn’t there. Some may view success as holding onto a job without being fired until a new one comes along. For others, meticulous goals or seemingly impossible dreams define their ambition. My Story My original definition of success was a combination of a few thoughts. The first was not to get fired and to toughen up regarding the discriminatory work environments. Behind the goal was the purpose of earning sales so that I could contribute to college expense. However, as confidence built, m...
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Do You Balance Honesty with Negativity?


  While honesty is always the preferred route, a negative attitude will drive people away. It is possible to deliver a less than enthusiastic opinion with a positive outlook. The difference is the invitation to discuss the matter openly rather than dismissing the topic in its entirety. My Story Diplomacy takes practice; perhaps years of trial and error. In the end, the due diligence becomes well-worthwhile. The best example is that of attempting to have a conversation with Karla. Whatever the subject matter, she tore the thought down. Her negativity was methodically followed by idle chatter. There was little opportunity for me to provide input. After ending the seemingly very long monologue,...
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Our dark winters feed the soul


My daily walk in a vast open field with nothing but the sky for company. This is what I see morning and night while our winter has forced the sun into hiding. The short, dark days where our eyes are dazzled by the faintest ray of sunlight, are the perfect time to commune with our inner being- that true self which is concealed beneath the façade we present to the world. I LOVE my solitary walks where I can distinguish the crows, finches and wrens from the sparrows in the dark as they rustle branches on their return to roost. I feel safe despite being alone or perhaps my age means that I am prepared for anything. A lack of fear is not courage but a knowledge that the universe is more in contro...
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Are You Properly Thanking People?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The question arose if one shows their age thanking people by sending a traditional note through the post office. The concern centers on gaining trust for getting hired, although it can certainly apply to thanking prospective clients for their time.  A previously published blog, “How Do You View Business?” relates to today’s topic. My Story For many years, thanking prospective clients with traditional notes are what helped me stand apart from others vying for the same business. However, a backup system was always in place for the off chance that a piece of mail might get lost in transit. The moment I was back in private space, an email was sent to thank t...
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Are You Making this Communication Error?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: The majority of business difficulties stem from communication error. One of things to avoid is anger when a miscommunication occurs. The best route is to retrace the steps of where the mistake originated. In this way, the same may be avoided in the future. “What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate.” – Cool Hand Luke, 1967 (Movie starring Paul Newman). My Story Misinterpretation of what another person says is at the core of today’s story. I’m the one who took the blame. Not realizing something was to be a surprise, I unfortunately revealed the event before it occurred. After apologizing, I asked that future episodes be avoided by spelling out what is...
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Park Home For Sale Scotland – No Chain


OFFERS OVER 70,000- GRAB A BARGAIN - NO CHAIN - VACANT POSSESSION - OWNERS ALREADY RELOCATED Worth in excess of £100,000 Continue reading → Original link
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Get your copy of The Witches Web Newsletter Here


http://mailchi.mp/5eb7367a7091/the-witches-web-newsletter-12-november-228917?e=%5BUNIQID%5DFiled under: AQUARIUS, ARIES, CANCER, CAPRICORN, GEMINI, LEO, LIBRA, PISCES, SAGITTARIUS, SCORPIO, soraya, Soraya's Witches Web Newsletters, TAURUS, The Witches Web Newsletter, VIRGO, Your Horoscope by Soraya Tagged: Astrology, Beauty, books, Celebrity, Love, Marriage, My Future, wicca Original link
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Are You Ignoring This Business Strategy?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Highly productive and ambitious people have their eye on business strategy at all times. The problem is the desire to achieve milestones quickly. But there is a price to pay when projects are done too fast. The same applies to online communication. Meaningless messages will turn off potential followers and limit visibility.  Sharing our best at all times increases the likelihood of maintaining and growing our followings. My Story Social media caught my attention the moment it was announced as it opened up the world of sales on a global scale. We can enjoy insights and see beautiful photographs from around the world. As one who had to learn to slow down t...
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Your Last Votes For This Year


December 10 is so near, almost here, and with it  your last chance to vote for your book of the year. If you like my novella,  A World Without Color true story of the last three days with my cat Marcel, give it your vote of confidence and improve its rating! Just follow these simple steps: by  clicking here in the TCK Publishing 2017 Readers Choice Awards contest  go to page 6/16 to the category Memoir and cast your vote for  A World Without Color.  Since it is rather simple and doesn't require email registration, you can also invite your friends to do the same! Thanks! A World Without Color  is also a great gift for everyone who has / had a cat or any other companion animal or for everyone ...
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What Problem Do You Solve?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Do you solve one problem or several for your clientele?  Are you aware that hiring managers employ people not only to fill a spot but also to fill their need(s)? In your story, add value to hear your audience say, ‘Yes, we want you!’ Joanne Weiland, Chief Connections Officer Joanne’s Story Norman Vincent Peale is my original mentor, and he always told me: Find a need and fill it. In 2002, I created Commanding View, Inc. – your source for proven experts.  I worked with thousands of business owners nationally for 20 years. The secret held by the few that succeeded is they hired an expert(s) to quickly implement their ideas.  Facing Challenges I found that ...
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How Do You View Business?


  Some people view business as a mere transaction while others see it as a process for developing relationships. Blending the two thoughts will see more people will doing well in their endeavors. My Story Being in business requires on-going learning. Old ideas sometimes transform, or, they combine with the new thought of the day. Sales management and peers were always discounting the prices in their portfolio as anxiety to make the sale overtook common sense. Witnessing how people sold at my first job, I wondered: Doesn’t one need to make more sales to make quota when offering deeply discounted pricing? If the sales representative doesn’t see the value, why would their prospective client? Se...
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Freezing Brrrr..itain


Age has caught up with me- rheumatism in winter which gets worse when temperatures dip below zero. Last weekend I felt so cold out walking in open frost-covered fields as unrelenting biting wind stung my face that I actually contemplated abandoning exercise altogether. My favourite thing in the whole wide world is walking which I could do forever and the prospect of not being able to cover ten or fifteen miles a day for fun over the weekend especially, has sent me into a morose, 'poor me' state. I can't say that I am looking forward to my rheumatism getting worse as I age. I don't mind the grey hair, the sagging bits but I do mind not being able to walk. The other option is to emigrate to a ...
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© Words and photos copyright Samantha van Dalen

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Looking for your Horoscope for 26th November 17


Click Here to Find Your Horoscope by SorayaFiled under: soraya Original link
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward While this has indeed been a very weird year we all have a lot to be grateful for, and this is a great opportunity to focus on and acknowledge all the positive things in our lives. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with lots of  love, appreciation, gratitude, laughter, a big-ass turkey with all the trimmings, and football (yes, we’ll be watching football as always) with family, friends, pets and loved-ones. Filed under: Odds & Sods Tagged: football , Thanksgiving , Thanksgiving holiday , turkey Original link Or...
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Are Too Many Projects Up In the Air?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Our normal routines finds us with many projects on which to focus. But with holidays around the corner, the routine becomes especially hectic. We feel as if we have far too many projects up in the air and that juggling is our primary career. My Story Setting goals and prioritizing always got me through the normal routine.  I do the same when holidays are around the corner. Enjoying the holiday comes first and I’m fortunate to have people with whom to share the good cheer. However, not everyone has people with whom to share the holiday, including a good friend of mine. Unfortunately, she is on the opposite coast or I would invite her to join us. Balance i...
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Are You Running Low On Ideas?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Invariably, close to year-end, we become more focused on the holidays while our supply of new ideas appears to run low. But we each want a running head start in January, so we need to resolve the problem. My Story A goodwill strategy that strengthens both personal and business relationships is to call those people who come to mind. I will call the person to wish them a happy holiday season, and the conversation takes off from there. Likewise, my friends do the same for me. During the call, ideas pop up in all regards for business. Today, Morgan called to ask a question regarding her fees. As we spoke, I offered an introduction. In the meantime, I asked h...
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Just the way you are


Yesterday I popped into London, the center of the universe, inhabited by the Gods of all things historic, materialistic, fast and furious. I had plans to meet old friends- two who I hadn't seen or spoken to in 16 years and another who I had last clasped eyes on 21 years ago (and who I have known since we were both four years old). Wow! None of us had seen the time fly or our feelings change for one another. We reconnected as if the elapsed time had been so fleeting we hadn't realised we were older and very much greyer, the children were all grown up and the usual dramas of life had never even happened. None of was particularly interested in material accomplishments to brag about but all of u...
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Trieste: Putizza


With no more day trips planned, I allowed myself the luxury of sleeping in until 8:00am. While brushing my teeth that morning, I was startled by a loud ringing—presumably the doorbell. I had also heard the buzzer the night before while taking a shower, which struck me as odd since I knew no one in Trieste except my friends at Pasticceria Penso and I was certainly not expecting any visitors. Just outside my bathroom door, the security system’s video screen showed Antonello Stoppar waiting downstairs outside the apartment building. I studied the keypad, which consisted of a bunch of blank buttons with no instructions. Before I could figure out how to buzz him in or use the intercom to speak to...
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Do You Break the Rules As Needed?


  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: Not all rules are fair or logical.  I’m the type who believes in the fairness of all activities. But there is no sense pointing out a problem if one is not willing to stand up and allow others to hear their voice. In many instances, I won my case in negotiating a better result. My Story It was always beyond my comprehension as to why half the population is treated as second-class citizens. The situation applies to my previous sales career.  Unfortunately, the same exists today. Grievances are many, but pointing them out isn’t as helpful as providing insights for appropriate solutions. A favorite TV detective from the past would always say, “Just the fact...
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Christmas Coloring Book 2017 Release by Author & Illustrator Virginia Wright…just in time for Christmas


Christmas Coloring Book This is my latest release, a Christmas Coloring Book , the 7th coloring book in the Practice Your Way to Perfect Collection. I hope you enjoy it. For all of you that don’t know, I not only write books, but I also illustrate. Tomorrow (11/16/2017), if you go to my Facebook page I will be launching the official release of this coloring book with a giveaway. facebook.com/virginiabrownwright You might wonder what age this book is for… Child, teen or adult this book is for everyone! With five designs and five pages of each, you can color page one of the design, and if you go outside of the lines, or decide on a different color; you have four more additional pages of the sa...
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