Archive for February, 2011

GVO, ACME And The Importance Of Acknowledgement For YOU!

GVO and ACME broadcastsLike many people keen to improve themselves, I listen in to a lot of webinars, often late at night or very early in the morning when most sensible people would be grabbing their beauty sleep.

(Now you know why I rarely appear on video!)

Anyway, over the course of the last week, whilst lurking silently in the background and minding my own business, I’ve been specifically addressed on the broadcasts.

It’s a strange feeling.

It always comes as a complete surprise and always seems to happen when I’m least able to respond.

You see, as much as I know I shouldn’t multi-task, I can’t stop myself, BUT if you can, you should really listen to webinars, take notes and then apply what you’ve learned as soon as possible.

So  – do as I say, NOT as I do …

…Okay?

This morning I was reflecting on the events of the past few days and realised how  important it is for all of us to be recognised for something and have our achievements acknowleged.

Many people, especially the younger and older generations feel no-one ever listens to them or appreciates what they do, and sadly, in may cases that’s true.

Seldom do we take the time to thank people for doing normal everyday sort of tasks, and yet we’re soon to criticise or complain when they don’t get done.

Funny that!

What a difference it might make  if instead of pointing out what’s wrong with everyone else, we concentrated on what’s good. It might just help encourage a few young people who have temporarily lost their way and make a few older people feel more valued.

When ACME and GVO acknowledged me in their broadcasts, it wasn’t for very much, but the point  is at least other people listening in knew I existed and may possibly have been slightly curious about me.

I’m sure there are a lot of people “out there” who feel completely the opposite, and consider they are always just lurking in the shadows.

Everyone in this world is important and has value, whether they can speak or not.

My son has autism and has a lovely badge which says –

Just because I can’t speak, doesn’t mean I have nothing to say

Good, isn’t it?

I always consult him whenever we do anything and acknowledge what he does even if it’s something insignificant.

Incase you’re wondering what insignificant things I was acknowledged for last week they’re these –

GVOAcademy  –  Ken Hammond (the Marketing Maverick)  acknowledged the recommended update on my blog BeginMarketingNow.com 

GVO –  Deb Lane and Stephanie Remers  (Marketers Edge) acknowledged the fact I was still up so early in the morning to tune in to their show

ACME – Tissa Godavitarne  acknowledged it was the first time I’d been on one of his webinars,  said hello and apologised for not getting back to me about the interview he’s kindly agreed to

See, none of them were very much, were they, but temporarily they dragged me out of the shadows and made me briefly feel special.

Maybe you could make an effort to acknowledge someone, somewhere, somehow and make them feel “special” too.

What do you think?

Jean

 

No Wonder People Find English Difficult

The other  day I received an e-mail  which just highlighted the reasons so many people struggle with the English language.

We have many words which are spelled the same but have different meanings depending on the context of the sentence.  For example –

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce .
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .
8)  A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove  dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to

close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the doesare present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into asewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let’s face it – English is a crazy language and difficult to learn even if it’s your native tongue. Much of it doesn’t make sense either.

There’s no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
 
And why is it that writers write, but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth, beeth?

One goose, 2 geese, So one moose, 2 meese?

One index, 2 indices?

Doesn’t it seem crazy you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
 
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people –

*recite at a play and play at a recital,
*ship by truck and send cargo by ship,
*have noses that run and feet that smell?
 
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
 
English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

That’s why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they’re invisible.
 
Oh, and Why doesn’t ‘Buick’ rhyme with ‘quick’?

Now, I’m sure lovers of the English language will enjoy this.
There’s a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that’s “UP”.

It’s  easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at
the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends, and we use it to brighten UP a room, and polish UP the silver.

We warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble,line UP for tickets, work UP an
appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

This UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes  UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it’s clouding UP, and When the sun comes out we say it’s clearing UP.
 
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP, but when it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP.
 
I could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP now, because my time is UP and it’s time to shut UP!
Jean

Don’t Understand Autism? – Watch This

My son has autism and doesn’t really speak.  I often wonder what goes on inside his head.

No two people with autism are the same so you can never presume to know, but here is a link to a video about a young girl with severe autism which explains so much about why many of them do seemingly strange  things .

If you’re in the slightest bit intrigued about this life long disablity, please watch.

It’s very inspiring and made me cry.

http://www.wimp.com/autisticgirl/

Thanks.

Jean

Over the course of the past couple of years I’ve dipped my toes in both the Internet and Network Marketing pools and I’ve noticed something.

Of course I may be completely wrong, but it appears to me the majority of really “successful” internet marketers are young men in their late twenties or early thirties, and who are either not married, or married with no children.

Now this doesn’t surprise me because thirty is the age when we have the most brain cells and for men it’s when the testosterone is really flowing and they have lots of energy, which is just as well because there are plenty of late night/early mornings involved if you want to listen to the plethora of webinars going on.

It’s also an age when mortgages and children may not be a consideration, and this enables them to take risks.

The network marketing crowd seem to be more mature in years and many of them are women.

Often this is because they’ve spent years trying out home based businesses attempting to contribute to the household income, whilst raising the children.
 
Another benefit of home-based businesses is it allows social interaction in some form, which is something many people really miss when they find themselves no longer going out to a “job” for whatever reason.

So, as I’ve dabbled a bit with both forms of marketing approaches, I was really delighted when I discovered GVO, because that combines the best of both internet and network marketing.

Currently they’re running a FREE SevenDay trial to  their GVOConference and a FREE ThirtyDay trial to GVOTitanium packages, because they want people to be able to “try before they buy”.

If you’re a GVOTitanium member it costs $44.95 per month, which provides a computer reseller hosting package, and whilst some people may claim  that’s “expensive”, you have to take into consideration what you actually get for your investment.

Apart from unlimited domain hosting, you get a reseller licence.

In addition to that you have a powerful e-responder service, which compares very favourably to both Aweber and Get Response, with unlimited auto-responders and there’s no additional charge as your mailing list grows.

Next, you get an audio/video hosting suite with the ability to create both with a few clicks of your mouse.

Probably the most popular component is the 10 seat Web-conference suite, allowing you to share your screen, powerpoints, videos, hold online chats, upload and download files and generally host your own TV station.

You also get Competition/Downtime Witness, which allows you to monitor as many sites as you want.  That’s ideal if you want to check on your own sites, those of your competition, or be advised when a particular favourite blog is updated.

That way you can dash over, see the new content and get your comment at the top if that’s one of your marketing strategies.

Of course you also get amazing internet and network marketing training tips from some of the most experienced marketers on the internet in their weekly interactive webinars,  and as these are now recorded; you have access to them anytime of the day.

Now, though, another component has been added, known as Blogger Builder.  This enables you to build WordPress Blogs from within your GVOTitanium back office.

This is a wonderful addition to an already powerful product, because increasingly small businesses are requiring websites and hosting, so anyone owning the GVOTitanium package can offer both services without having to go through a huge learning curve.

Imagine being  able to quickly  set up a site  for someone and then charge them a nominal monthly fee to host it.  You’d only have to do that a few times and you’d soon recoup your monthly GVOTitanium membership.

With 51% of small businesses NOT having a website and over 80% of those who do being dis-satisfied with what they have, the field is wide open for any savvy entrepreneurs, regardless of their age or gender.

Seems to me as you also have the ability to earn money by promoting the products via the in-built mlm opportunity, GVOTitanium is the ideal marketing pool for both Internet and Network Marketers to take a dip in.

Click the links below for –

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Jean

Mercury And GMO’s – The Jury’s Out On President Obama

mercury amalgamIf you live in the USA there seems  to be mixed feelings about President Obama.

It’s the same “abroad”.

Amongst my many e-mails this week I received two mentioning the President.

The first concerned the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow U.S. farmers to proceed with planting genetically altered alfalfa without the restrictions  opponents say are needed to protect conventional and organic farm fields from contamination.

Apparently it’s because of various economic and environmental factors, but the decision allows GMO farmers to get their crops in the ground this spring.

 Clearly organic farmers aren’t too happy about it and there are calls to protest to the Obama administration.

The company who produce the worlds first certified organic to food standards skin, body and health care products, and for which I’m an Independent Representative aren’t too happy either, which is why I’m mentioning it here.

The second e-mail, however, was a different matter entirely. It concerned amalgam fillings – well more specifically mercury.

 According to the February issue of WHAT Doctors Don’t Tell You, President Obama has signed America up for the United Nations Global Mercury Partnership, which seeks to ban the mining and stockpiling of Mercury, which is describes as a “poisonous pollutant”.

 That could mean eventually there could be a world wide ban on the use of amalgam dental fillings which contain mercury, and which are frequently described as “silver”  fillings.

 Already in the US, six states have so far introduced “Informed Consent” legislation, which means the dentists have to reveal what’s actually in those shiny fillings, and some councils have requested they voluntarily stop using Amalgam.

Mercury is also used in batteries, thermostats, lamps and thermometers, but around 55% of all Mercury in commercial use in 2007 (according to the Environmental Protection Agency International Study) was in the mouths of patients  who had it in their teeth.

If the recommendations are adopted by the European Union, US and the other 150 participating nations, mercury is likely to initially be banned for use on persons who are mercury allergic, pregnant and under six.

 However, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have already imposed a total ban.

According to Pam Clayton, an amazing lady who has set up a mercury Order Generic Levitra Super Active+ Online without Prescription helpline for people who’ve been affected by amalgam, and  whose full story is featured in my book Mercury Poisoning – It’s Not In Our Heads Anymore, these are the percentages of improvement experienced by 1569 individuals in 4 studies after the SAFE removal of amalgam fillings and heavy metal detox.

  • Fatigue 86%
  • Headaches 87%
  • Vision Problems 63%
  • Depression 91%
  • Dizziness 88%
  • Skin Problems 81%
  • Memory Loss 73%
  •  Metallic Taste In Mouth 95%
  • Loss Of Concentration 80%
  • Gastrointestinal Problems 83%
  • Allergies 89%
  • Mouth Ulcers 86%
  •  Insomnia 78%
  • Irregular Heart Rhythm 87%
  • Nervousness 83%

(Source = Hollistic Dental Centre, Farnham, Surrey)

Mercury vapours are released from the elemental mercury used in Amalgam fillings whenever we chew food or brush our teeth, which can affect our brain and kidneys, and if you’d like to see evidence of the vapour being released go to my mercury page on JeanShaw.com

Anyway, the jury’s divided about President Obama, but as a previous sufferer of mercury poisoning caused by my dental amalgams, I’m certainly pleased about his action regarding mercury, and so should you be.

 Jean