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My favorite ways of giving back

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It's a well known fact that some of richest men and women in the world, are also among the most generous philanthropists.

What's not so well known is that many were very much into the habit of giving Before they were rich.

I think it's not at all unreasonable to say that learning to give is an important tenet of success.

So, in that spirit I want to take this opportunity to share some links to a few organizations that I choose to donate to. (click the images to visit their websites)

Two local charities that I donate to through the Combined Federal Campaign:





Yes, those telethons do work ...



The other day, my daughter and I heard this on the radio, and she wants to sponsor a child for Christmas:


(While I was on the website, Jordan walked into the room, so we decided to do our sponsorship now. We will be helping a 6 year old boy from Chile named Manuel. When we got the confirmation email, my daughter gave me a hug and said thank you daddy, I really wanted to do this. How cool is …

A few pictures from this weekend

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This post is a little off topic ... unless you've read my about page, and you know that photography is one of my favorite hobbies. I finally got my camera out this weekend. First I took some pictures at the Hickam skateboarding contest (my son got 3rd place in his division). Then today, I took some pictures for my wife's friend Danielle, with her two dogs.

First the skateboarding:



And here's a few of Danielle and her great dane:


And finally, this is Jasimine and our little chihuahuha

Call us Last

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I was listening to the radio in my car the other day on the way to work, when I heard and interesting phrase in a commercial. Lex Brodie is local tire dealer here in the Islands. The commercial started out as pretty standard fair ... the services they provide, and a few reasons why you should come see them. It was right at the end that they really caught my attention ...

They said, if you're looking for tires, shop around, then Call Us Last so we can explain why you should buy from us.

Now that's a business who's confident about what they have to offer.

How many marketers do you know that have That Kind of Confidence?

Many networkers I know (especially online) usually can't wait to get their offer in front of people. If you visit enough websites or blogs, you'll begin to see a trend ... you're either beat over the head with aggressive (and sometimes hillariously bad) sales copy. Or, you're presented with various options for allowing yourself (or at least y…

Do you have a dream board?

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If you're at all a fan of the The Law of Attraction, you probably already know what a powerful tool visualization can be.

... and one of the easiest ways to practice visualization is with a dream board.

I first learned about dream boards a couple of years ago when I read Charlie Umphred's ebook "Mind Over What Matters in MLM". In it, Charlie talks about using a cork board, and cutting out pictures of things you intend to have from magazines and catalogs. He gives some real life examples of ways that it's worked for him.

Searching around the Internet, I found a few interesting ideas for creating your own dream board. I even found a very nice program that lets you create an electronic vision board right on your computer.

Of course if you're more of a do-it-yourselfer (I am); and if you already know how to create a blog (which I expect many of you do), you might want to consider using WordPress to create your own personal online dream board. That's what I di…

My favorite posts You probably didnt already read this week

Well, it's just about Sunday again. This week, I thought it might be fun to share links to a few blog posts that might not already be in your RSS reader (although you may end up adding them).

Enjoy ...

Steps for Reducing Stress - This is a subject I can relate to. Not sure why, but every once in a while, the stress-monster jumps up and bites me. This post gives some good common sense advice.

WAH Message board acronyms - This is one for the guys. I frequent a few work at home (moms) message boards. And really, I can recall several times that I was left scratching my head trying to figure out exactly what a DH is.

10 ways to generate mlm blog traffic - I've known Michael Lemm for several years now, and I actually learned a lot when I first started blogging from many of his message board posts. One of the good guys.

Twitter Guide - This is an excellent series of posts about twitter (which is something I'd like to learn how to use). If I had posted this link a few days ago, …