Mindconnection eNL, 2001-10-28
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1. New courses
Mindconnection is continually adding new courses. Here are links to some of our latest ones:
How to Buy a Used Car--and Not Get Ripped Off:
How to Reduce Your Auto Insurance Rates:
2. Recommended reading
Please check our recommended reading page: http://www.mindconnection.com/booksrecommended.htm. This is a great way to make yourself interesting at all the upcoming holiday gatherings.
3. Fitness tip
Your back is key to your mobility and your appearance, but most of us neglect to develop our backs, or even take care of them. A properly developed back gives you good posture and stability, both of which increase your "presence" in a room full of people or in a sales presentation.
Back exercises include deadlifts, bentover rows, and the King of All Exercises, the squat. If you don't know how to do these exercises, you can get an exercise book for free at your local library. You should work your back every 3 to 4 days (about twice a week).
What about posture? Even most gym rats disregard posture. Pull your shoulders back, even when you are sitting. Your back should have a gentle S-curve in profile, but your spine should follow a straight line in the vertical plane. Most people's spines do not. Get a posture exam and correct what needs fixing, and you can say goodbye to the aches, pains, and health problems that plague people who have bad posture.
4. Holidays and waistlines
Most of us put on weight during the holidays, and the added fat is permanent because we never work it off. This is the season when folks increase their waistlines. Doing so puts you at higher risk for diabetes, stroke, and other ailments.
To prevent this from happening, here is what you do:
5. Holiday travel and safety
The ultimate in travel safety is staying at home. But, if that is not what you want to do, then observe some other cautions:
6. Thought for the Day
The economic downturn we are seeing has been in play for the past 10 years. Don't fool yourself into thinking the economy suddenly took a downturn. We had record layoffs nearly every year Bill Clinton was in office, and we will probably set new records still.
This economy is the result of many factors coming together, and it won't change soon. However, you can protect yourself by continually developing marketable skills and continually building relationships with other people.
Mindconnection has inexpensive courses to help you with those skills; the relationship-building is up to you. Suggestion: make a list of 5 "professional contacts, right now. Call one of them on Monday, the next one on Tuesday, and so on. Tell each person what you admire about him or her, or why you find that person good to know. That's it. Just spread some good will. It'll come back to you. Next week, 5 new names.
Wishing you the best,
AuthorshipThe views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by criminals, zombies, or brainwashed individuals.
Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Often, sources are given; but where not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort.
Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).
The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!).
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