Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Beautiful Dreams

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."



Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 -1962)

Born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City into a wealthy and socially prominent family. Her parents died when she was young.

She was a  shy and unhappy girl.

She was educated in England and later married her distant cousin: Franklin D. Roosevelt who became president of the USA in 1933. 

As First Lady, Eleanor conducted social events at the White House, travelled around the country, gave lectures and radio broadcasts, and wrote a newspaper column.

She had had a lot of sympathy for people who were poor and had problems and became active in charity work.

After Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, she  served as an spokesperson to the United Nations.

She is buried beside her husband in Hyde Park.

Quote from Sean Malarkey’s www.shareaquote.com 
bio and image from

Monday, 30 May 2011

What would you like this to procrastinate about this week?

I got into conversation with my niece on Facebook as result of a weekly Tweet and Facebook posting that I put out each Sunday:

“What would you like this week?”

It was an excellent opportunity to intervene and cause change, triggered by my friend and allowing me to communicate with her unconscious mind.

Logically, she has been processing something consciously in the same way over and over, whereas the action she needs to take does not require her to think about how she should approach the decision, rather just fulfil her decision to do whatever it is she decided to do.

By using double negatives the brain has to go searching to understand the process as well as the decision and the double negation also ’Reframes*’ the thinking about the event.

* “A frame can refer to a belief, what limits our view of the world. If we let this limiting belief go, new conceptions and interpretation possibilities can develop” ~ Wikipedia


Here’s the conversation

my Niece responded  “I would like to stop procrastinating!!!”

my friend responded  “What is stopping you from not procrastinating?”
I asked  “Do you ever procrastinate at procrastinating?”

the conversation continued:

“Rarely, unfortunately!!!”

"Then you do not always procrastinate. So taking my friend’s question: what is stopping you from not procrastinating?”

Being lazy maybe :(”

“So being lazy is stopping you from procrastinating, which means you work hard at procrastinating.
Isn't that tiring? I bet you feel tired now

“My laziness is the cause of my procrastination! Ha ha should I be asleep now :)”

“No, being lazy is not allowing you to procrastinate. Right?”

“I guess procrastinating is pretty lazy, so doesn't it stem from my laziness??”

“No you are never lazy when you come to procrastinate and you are lazy when you don't procrastinate - get it?”

“No, all these double negatives are beyond me!! Are you saying that procrastinating isn't lazy because it means you plan to do something (even if it takes you a while to get round to doing it...)??”

“Yes, it takes lots of effort to procrastinate and a lot less effort NOT to procrastinate
So, actually, while you are procrastinating you are not being lazy, you are just wasting effort. It is just a bum choice.
Just Do It because it takes much less effort than Not doing it”

“Oh,  I see you were saying that it takes a lot of effort to procrastinate. Get it now!!! I stopped procrastinating after a few hours, so have done what I need to do now !!:)”

Her mother added  “oooohhh my poor head! lol” (- Can you guess what is happening with mother now?)

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Nutty Doctor

A doctor made it his regular habit to stop off at a bar for a hazelnut daiquiri on his way home.
The bartender knew the doctor's habit and would always have a drink waiting. But one day the bartender ran out of hazelnut extract, so he substituted hickory nuts.
When the doctor arrived, he took a sip and exclaimed, "This isn't a hazelnut daiquiri!"
"No, I'm sorry,"
the bartender replied.


"It's a hickory daiquiri, doc."

source jokesareawesome.com
image whateyethought.wordpress.com

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Important Fears

“In order to learn the most important lessons of life, one must each day surmount a fear"

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Got me there RWE. I don’t get it!

By and the large the most important lessons have come to me as a WOW! They creep up on you and change most everything at that point in time.

However, I can see the value of surmounting fear.   Most are constructs and the deconstruction that takes place leaves space to create or construct something more contemporary and/or closer to your needs

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s bio available at aypee.wordpress.com/universal-decisions

Stay great BE awesome!

Monday, 23 May 2011

How to Think Like a Winner

This blog post was originally published at http://www.dreamteamsales.com/how-to-think-like-a-winner.html


By admin On January 1, 2011 Under Self Improvement, Special Feature

Your mindset has a direct effect on your success. It also strongly influences your enjoyment. When you think like a winner, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. Each day can be a fantastic day when you think like a winner. Here’s how:

#1 Create a pattern of success

One of the best ways to think like a winner is to create a pattern of success. This is accomplished by setting goals and consistently achieving them. There are many ways to set goals. To achieve them and create a pattern of success there is a proven method. Create a realistic but motivating goal. Create a series of smaller goals to help you achieve your big goal. Plan how you’re going to achieve each smaller goal.

How To Think Like A WinnerFor example, if your larger goal is to have $100,000 in sales this year, then one of your smaller goals may be to launch a product each quarter. Plan how you’re going to launch your product successfully. Create measurements to determine your success. As you achieve each smaller goal, you’re creating a pattern of success. As you become accustomed to succeeding you’ll naturally begin to feel, act and think like a winner a€“ because you are one.

#2 Positive affirmations

We all struggle with limiting beliefs and doubts. However, to think like a winner you need to think positively. Turn your fears, limiting beliefs and doubts into positive affirmations. For example, “I am no good with money” can become “I am in control of my financial future. I am capable of success.” Repeat the affirmation each time doubt creeps into your thoughts. Make a habit of repeating the positive affirmation regularly. Make it part of your inner dialogue. Soon you’ll begin to believe and act like it’s true.

#3 Surround yourself with supporters

Make sure your friends, family and associates are of like minds. It’s wholly unhelpful to give your attention to naysayers. Believe you can accomplish anything and surround yourself with people who feel the same. Positive and enthusiastic people are powerful. Their passion is contagious. When you surround yourself with these people you really can accomplish anything.

Finally, accept that some days are going to be more difficult than others. Instead of fighting these days or time periods, experience them with an open mind. Embrace them as learning moments and persevere. Winners aren’t people who never fail or struggle. Winners are people who persevere.

Set goals, maintain a positive mindset and create a strong support network. You are a winner. Always remember that!

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Singing Merchandise


While attending college, I worked evenings at a retail store. On slow nights my co-worker Susan would often sing along with the radio while we did paperwork or restocked merchandise.

One evening as the manager was leaving I expressed my concern to him about our safety, being two women working alone at night.

"Oh, you'll be fine," he said, waving of his hand. "If you see anybody who looks suspicious, just warn him that Susan knows karaoke."

source miteshasher.blogspot.com
image women-unlimited.co.uk

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Business of Friendship



A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship ~

John D. Rockefeller junior



various sources
image wikipedia

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Call to Actively Relate?

I don’t know how you view Social Media.

for you: is it a Call to Action or a Call to relate?

In many respects Social Media and Internet Marketing have become one. I suppose that there is a concept that we use Social Media to market ourselves and generally speaking, overlooking that it is a place where we can get into new relationships to others.

It is perceived as being different to meeting people  face to face.

As an example, lets look at the normal  kitchen at parties scenario:

CaptureAt a party, you enter the kitchen to find your friend talking to someone you don’t know. Usually, your friend will introduce this unknown person to you and you get into conversation. Introductions occur and conversation grows

If your friend was having a conversation with that person, they may engage you  in the conversation or will postpone their conversation until later or maybe cancel that conversation altogether

Now lets take the usual Facebook conversation scenario:
AyPee posts something on to his personal Facebook  page.
Joe Bloggs responds and a conversations starts
John Smith reads AyPee’s post and he responds also.

At this point there are two separate conversations

If it were the Party Scenario an introduction would have been made and a three way conversation started but this is Facebook and what happens generally is that the 2 conversations remain separate.

If the conversations join together, the parties then usually remain in their separate relationships no introduction is made from the host or from either party. 

Now, that is a generalisation and is not always true but by and large, it is.


Conversations are a call to relate and an opportunity to grow our community. Opportunities are gifts and most gifts come from related people

Teams can only function in Community

Sunday, 15 May 2011

The Laws of Golf

“Nice lag” may be translated as “lousy putt.” Similarly, “Tough break” means “Way to miss an easy one.” “That’ll play” means “Crappy shot, but I think we can find it!”

99.99% of all matter is empty space, but that last .01% will stop a golf ball dead.

Any ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents’ luck.

A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, any group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent—or worse.

A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.

A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you are... that’s why I get so many calls to play with friends.

A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.

A stroke does not occur unless it is observed by another golfer.

A two-foot putt counts the same as a two-foot drive.

All 3-woods are demon-possessed. All 3-irons are possessed by a legion of demons.

All vows taken on a golf course are valid only until sunset.

An extra ball in the pocket is worth two strokes in the bush.

Any swing change works for a maximum of three holes and a minimum of not at all.

Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic and, while this cannot be measured scientifically, the more expensive the ball, the greater this water-magnetism.

Confidence evaporates in the presence of fairway water.

Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own hair-cut.

Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.

During your swing, never think about more than a hundred separate things.

Errors go somewhere. If your driver is hot, your putter is ice cold; if you can hit your irons, you will top your woods; if you keep your right elbow tucked in, your head will come up.

Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole, the greater that desire.

Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.

Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.

Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. They’re sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week.

Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into water.

Golf balls never bounce off of trees into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.

Golf carts always die at the point on the course that’s farthest from the clubhouse.

Golf is the perfect Sunday activity because you always pray a lot.

Golf should be given up regularly.

Golfers who claim they never cheat also lie.

Hazards attract; fairways repel.

If it’s not broke, change your grip.

If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.

If there’s a storm rolling in, you’ll be having the game of your life.

If you really want to get better at golf, take it up at an earlier age.

If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, try to lay up just short of a water hazard.

If you’re afraid that a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: immediately shank a lay-up or wait until the green is clear and then top the ball.

If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight.

It takes at least five holes to notice that a club is missing.

It takes longer to learn to be a good golfer than it does to become a brain surgeon. Of course, you don’t get to ride in a cart, drink beer, smoke cigars and fart while performing brain surgery.

It takes roughly 17 holes to get really warmed up.

It’s a simple matter to keep your ball in the fairway if you’re not choosy about which fairway.

It’s always winter somewhere.

It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.

It’s easier to get up at 6 AM to play golf than at 10 AM to mow the yard

It’s not a gimme if you’re still away.

It’s often necessary to hit a second drive to really appreciate your first drive.

It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 10.

Knowing the swing weight of your club is as indispensable to playing good golf as knowing the temperature of the fairway grass.

Never leave your opponent with the sole responsibility for thinking of all the things that might go wrong with his shot.

No matter how bad you play, it is always possible to play worse.

No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.

No matter what causes a golfer to muff a shot, his playing partners must solemnly chant “You looked up!”

No one with funny head covers ever broke par.

No putt ever got longer as the result of a ball being marked.

Nonchalant putts count the same as ’chalant putts

Nothing straightens out a nasty slice quicker than a sharp dogleg to the right.

One birdie is a hot streak.

Palm trees eat golf balls.

Sand is alive. What else could explain the way it works against you?

Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of your next group of three.

The ball always lands where the pin was yesterday.

The frequency with which balls are lost increases as the available supply decreases.

The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% mental.

The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.

The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all your other errors.

The last three holes of a round always adjust your score to what it really should be.

The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about your swing.

The lowest numbered iron in your bag will always be impossible to hit.

The only difference between a one-dollar ball and a four-dollar ball is three dollars.

The only sure way to get a par is to leave a four-foot birdie putt two inches short of the hole.

The person you most hate to lose to is always the one who beats you.

The rake is always on the side of the bunker farthest away from your ball.

The secret of golf is: use your real swing to take the big divot, use your practice swing to make the shot, and always hit your do-over first.

The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the centre of a very large tree.

The wind is in your face on 16 of the 18 holes.

There are only two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have and which one is wearing the glove.

There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces and bounces just the way you meant to play it.

To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his backswing by his handicap. Example: backswing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing 600 mph.

Topping a 3-iron is the most painful torture known to man.

Whatever you think you’re doing wrong is the one thing you’re doing right.

When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.

When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.

You can hear thunder a hundred miles away when you’re three holes down with three to play.

You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time but a two inch branch 90% of the time.

You can put “draw” on the ball, you can put “fade” on the ball, but no golfer can put “straight” on the ball.

You know your golf game is bad when you have to have your ball retriever re-gripped!

Your best round of golf will be immediately followed by your worst round. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.

Your straightest iron shot of the day will be exactly one club short.

from Al Lowes Humor Site: www.allowe.com

image realwomengolf.blogspot.com

Friday, 13 May 2011

Family Matters


The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going
George Carlin

Read more: brainyquote.com

image vojvodinacafe.rs

Monday, 9 May 2011



Taxpayers win £1.5bn in HM Revenue & Customs lottery When someone says "have a nice day", tell them you have other plans and then go fill out your tax form using Roman Numerals


image blogs.telegraph.co.uk
source lotsofjokes.com

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Belief possesses the mind


From Criminal Minds TV series 1 episode 9 "Derailed" ~ said by the character Gideon

Gideon - Criminal Minds TV series

“A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind"

~ Robert Oxton Bolton

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Fear of Friends?


Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends

~ Shirley MacLaine




They are only 2 natural or real fears ~ loud noises and the fear of falling.

All other fears are constructed in our minds as a reaction to events. They are based on logical reasoning  but the thing about reasons is that they are all made up.

So, where does that leave us?
Well, if you made it up in the first place you can make up any reason you like to do what you like, what you want, need or even make;  and that would include making friends, acquaintances and partners

Stay great BE awesome

Quote from brainyquote.com
image from  Shirley MacLaine’s Twitter page

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

It’s the Law!

Universal Laws

Law of Mechanics

After your hands become covered with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.

Law of Gravity

Any tool, nut, bolt, screw  -- when dropped -- will roll to least accessible corner.  

Law of Probability

The probability of  being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.  

Law of Random Numbers

If you dial a wrong  number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.  

Law of the Alibi

If you tell the boss you  were late for work because you had a flat tyre, the very next morning you will  have a flat tyre.  

Variation Law

If you change lines or  traffic lanes, the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are  in now (works every time).

from Funny Jokes http://bit.ly/1DOFTl


Have a Great day!

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Amplify Background


“If it ain’t funny you need more energy!”
~ Arthur Partridge

"Create your own adventure because experience is all that there is" Ⓒ