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What is Your Outlook?
Where do you focus
most of your time? People in general have a tendency to focus on the negative.
In business this can be a fatal error. Of course it is important to address
complaints and fix problems when necessary but we can't allow ourselves to spend
to much of our time on pessimistic endeavors.
Have you ever met a
business man or woman who spends all of their time with an unfavorable outlook?
Complaining to every one who visits their place of business about how terrible
things are and how much worse they will probably get does not endear the
negative business owner to anyone, especially to prospective consumers.
I must admit, I am an eternal optimist and was lucky to be taught a few
techniques that help me avoid getting sucked in to the quagmire of negativity
that is available to anyone if they look hard enough. These tips help me, your
mileage may vary as they say.
The first is the mail (or email) rule. Only
touch mail once, look at it and decide what to do with it. Throw it away, act on
it or decide what action to take. This keeps clutter (both desk and mind) to a
minimum and helps avoid that nagging feeling that there is still more to deal
The second rule is never feel defeated. If I can't figure something
out I assume I will get it later, as long as I don't give up. There is no
failure, only delayed success. To be fair, this one works better as I age,
patience seems to be developing as I get older. This is not to say that I don't
have "my moments", you know the ones where everyone runs for cover as I
graphically explain what I am going to do with this computer or whatever it is
that I am working on.
Experts suggest that if we relieve daily stress we
create a more positive outlook. How you relieve stress is up to you. Some people
run, others lift weights, some yell (ahem) while others find a hobby that helps
melt away the negative feelings of the day. Exercise serves a double purpose,
not only does it reduce stress but it also makes us healthier so there is one
less thing to worry about.
A positive outlook when it comes to our
business is critical not only to our success but in the long run to our health
as well. Don't forget, you decided to be in the business you are in so you may
as well enjoy it. A positive attitude by owners and employees attracts customers
and keeps them coming back.
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sharing program/service. peerio utilizes end to end encryption to protect your
files and messages. From their website:
"Peerio uses state-of-the-art
encryption protocols and has been independently audited by expert cryptographers
and system penetration testers to assure your data and privacy are protected."
You can only communicate and share files with other peerio users but
peerio is free and is easy to set up. Mobile use for Android and iOS users are
supposed to be available this month. Users currently receive 1.3 GB of cloud
storage along with the open source program, so you can store and share files
Visit the peerio
Boulders Inn & Suites Hotels have merged websites
to make it easier for visitors to find the most convenient location. You can
view special offers from any or all of the Boulders Inn Hotels as well as check
room availability and make reservations.
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& Suites Hotels
Just for Grins
What Did They Say?
1. My grandfather has the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban at
2. Dark humor is like love — not everyone gets it.
thinks the unthinkable? An itheburg.
4. You don’t need a
parachute to go skydiving. You need a parachute to go skydiving twice.
In New York someone gets stabbed every 52 seconds. That poor man.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but it takes longer to load.
I, for one, like Roman numerals
A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t need
For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened.
is what keeps things from happening all at once.
Links of Interest
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..
Marketing Edge Blog
Marketing tips and Commentary
Find out More about Denison (Where to shop, eat and stay)
How Do You Deal with Adversity?
January 2016 Marketing
Edge Blog Post
Private messages and file sharing made easy.
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"An Opportunity to Relax in Style"
Label Those Cables
This simple tip may save time and
help maintain your sanity. Wrap cheap mailing labels around the cables to your
P.C., television, DVD player etc. and label them with the source and destination
of the cable.
The back of your P.C. has different sections so adding the
section and placement (Top section - third row - 2nd from the left) to your
label will make it easy to re attach the cables when it is returned from
Cable and cord labels also make it easier to replace a failed
component like a monitor or external drive. You can quickly find the specific
cable and replace it with the new one.
Labeling external components
helps when a cable gets pulled loose or is inadvertently unplugged. It is easy
to match up the cord with the component if both are labeled.
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