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Get Rid of Your Unpaid Credit Card Debt With a Debt Snowball

A debt snowball is one of the best solutions to eliminate your credit card debt. You have seen the image. Start at the top of a hill with a small snowball and let it roll down. As the ball goes further down the hill, it begins to pick up more snow and speed. And on it goes building momentum, getting bigger and faster, bigger and faster, bigger and faster until it reaches its destination -- Pow! All…


Added by David Kimball on June 29, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Spend Time on Yourself

Want to live better? Then spend time improving yourself.

How many people want to live better but seldom spend time developing themselves? They spend day after day seeking improve someone else's business, organization or work, yet people are not improving themselves. To improve others, we must first improve ourselves. If we are going to lead others, we must know where we are going. Our lives need to project the goals we set and the improvements we are…


Added by Chris Gallagher on June 29, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

The 4 P’s of Perseverance: Conquering the Long Run in Life & Business~Part 4

Words of Wisdom: Episode 048 ~ Jason Ayers | Mobile Device Enabled

“The 4 P's of Perseverance: Conquering the Long Run in Life & Business” ~ Jason…

Added by Jason Ayers on June 29, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

"Garden Pests"~GREEN Inspirations~June 29, 2011

If you've planted cabbage (this will work with broccoli and cauliflower, too), those darn cabbage worms will get to your plants at some point this season...Here's a home remedy for protecting your garden from those pesky insects...Mix together 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of salt...Dust the mixture on the leaves of the cabbage plant especially when they're damp or dewy...No chemicals needed!

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

You Are the Ruler of This World

I did a lot of life contemplation this morning. Sitting on the back patio reading, watching the cat peek his head out from some tall wheat grass in the distance as though Dori (my dog) and I couldn’t see him. It’s funny to watch the animals communicate, even with the wild ones such as the birds and…


Added by Robert de Brus on June 29, 2011 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

Who is getting your spare change?

Imagine yourself walking into a large white room, and in this room the floor is lined from corner to corner with piggy banks. Some of these piggy banks are full, some are empty, and some maybe just a few coins.  On the door is a note addressed to you. You reach up and pull the envelope off the door and tear the crisp flap and pull out the note.  The note simply says,"…


Added by Mike Purchis on June 29, 2011 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Standing on the sidelines

I was at one of my recent water aerobics classes. A woman approached the pool and came down the ladder to get into the pool two or three times. The water was cold, and I thought that was what she was timid about. It turns out she was afraid of the water. I heard her talking with friends after the class was over. She never got into the pool, but just stood on the sidelines and then took a…


Added by Bernice Coles on June 29, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Are You Marketing Wisely? You won't believe what I recently did.

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Do you waste your marketing time and money on things that don't give you results? I was recently overwhelmed with the amount of postcards my wife got in the mail over a 2-3 week period before she attended a conference she pre-registered for. Seriously, I could not believe my wife was getting this…


Added by Jeff Jones on June 28, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments

"Produce Abundance"~GREEN Inspirations~June 28, 2011

When harvesting the produce from your garden, if there's more than you can eat, preserve, cook, freeze, etc. for your family, please share with friends and neighbors, especially those who do not have their own vegetable garden...Or if you just like getting your hands in the dirt and like to grow things for the pure enjoyment of it, donate your extra produce to the local food bank or soup kitchen.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


A couple of quotes came across my eyes this week while reading. Both were from former presidents so I thought that it would be appropriate to share them with the coming Fourth of July weekend. This week will also mark Matthew’s 10 year birthday. Matthew is our "differently abled" son. I will not go into the details and get all mushy like I did last year around his birthday…I will let you catch up here with this link…you will be rewarded with the most precious video of…


Added by Kevin Troupe on June 28, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

My Abdomen is Acting Up

Not sure if I should be blogging right now, but hopefully I can get a couple words in before my wife signals at me to get off the computer and let’s go. I have this enormous tender pain in my lower left abdomen going on right now. It’s been here since yesterday, but evidently we’re heading to the doctor this morning.


Not sure what to say except that for prayers are always welcome. It’s probably just an enormous gas bubble. At least that’s the…


Added by Robert de Brus on June 28, 2011 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Tuesday's reflection - You at your best... Who would want that?

We had put together the pieces of the career coaching puzzle and were finishing up the business planning part of the process. (Jump to the full article and share your thoughts.)


She had a better understanding of what she had to offer and…


Added by Joel Boggess on June 28, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Missed your callin'??

I had to give two 25 min. "motivational" talks last Friday.  Four of my co-workers were present. One told me today that he mentioned to someone that I had "missed my calling". I was flattered. Wow....really? Little does he know....my calling is calling me.


In the quest to "find our passion", "find our calling", or however we…


Added by Bernice Coles on June 28, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Balanced Life - Words of Wisdom - 4th week of June


"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."

- Anthony Brandt


At the beginning of our life and at our final resting place, it is family that will be there. Friends come and go, careers, possessions, ambitions and anything else that we deem important in our lives have their season, but it is family that remains our constant.

Happy is the person that…


Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on June 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Blinking Christmas Lights?"~GREEN Inspirations~June 27, 2011

When the garden raiders are out in full force at night, here's a way to discourage the critters...If your garden has access or is close to an electrical source, simply string up some blinking Christmas lights on the plant stakes around your garden and light up the area...Watch out, your unusual deterrent may be the talk of the neighborhood!...Caution: Don't forget to unplug the… Continue

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Love My Annoying Cat

I have a black and white medium haired domestic cat by the name of Angel. I love him, but he’s quite a little discomfort for me while I’m trying to get work done. He seems to interrupt me right at the right times; every time. Even while I’m writing this, he’s quietly nudging my arm and hand because he…


Added by Robert de Brus on June 27, 2011 at 7:03am — 5 Comments

How do you Arrange your Furniture?

I read an illustration explaining the power of a positive attitude by John Maxwell in Make Today Count and it goes like this. "An elderly women who was legally blind had recently lost her husband of seventy years, her only option was to move into an assisted living home. She waited…


Added by Mike Purchis on June 27, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

Finding your Voice - But won't they think I'm selfish?

It happens to a lot of people. (Jump to the full article and podcast.)


At some point, as they are making plans and moving toward a more meaningful, a more fulfilling, and a more profitable career, they begin asking themselves certain questions. Questions, that if they are not dealt with, could stall…


Added by Joel Boggess on June 27, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

What do YOU add up to be?

Weddings can bring out many kinds of emotions for just about everyone. Last night was no different for me, I'm not a big fan of weddings, and the thought of having to drive two hours for a wedding was less than exciting for me, but I was thrilled that I went.

I went through your typical thoughts of love and romance just like everyone else at a wedding, since I did get to…


Added by Mike Purchis on June 26, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

"Do You Need Water?"~GREEN Inspirations~June 26, 2011

It would be so much easier if our potted plants could tell us if they need water, but they can't...It's hard to tell just by looking if your potted plants need watering, unless you stick your finger down into the dirt...But who wants dirty fingers?...Try using a crochet hook, knitting needle, chopstick, wooden skewer or a pencil (eraser end in) instead of your finger...If the item comes out dry, it's time to water the plant.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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