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Mindconnection eNL, 2001-12-15

In this issue:

  1. A change of pace
  2. Kids and money
  3. Aggression
  4. Negativity
  5. Feeling like a doormat
  6. Out of time
  7. Mind-numbing math
  8. Stress! Arrgghh!
  9. Thought for the day

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1. A change of pace

These newsletters have traditionally been fact-filled, with information most people never get anywhere else. Every time I send one out, I get back some unsubs because people disagree with the information. That's because they don't do their homework. I try to make this a "$1,000 value" situation for subscribers, by providing information you would probably spend $1,000 to get from other sources. It's a heck of a lot of work. To those who write in with encouragement and appreciation, here's a cyberhug: ().

The change of pace here is to base this issue on a problem/solution format. I'm going to address a problem and tell you what products we offer to fix it. That way, I won't offend anybody. The next eNL will go back to challenging (tromping on) popular, but erroneous and harmful, beliefs. For example, I will probably ask why we banned lawn darts after four people died in lawn dart accidents, but have not banned cigarettes--which killed over half a million Americans last year. I might point out that the tobacco companies killed twice as many Americans the week of September 11 as the terrorists did. But, I won't mention it here. In a future eNL, I will show you how to avoid being one of the 780,000 Americans killed in hospitals each year due to medical errors (that stat comes from the AMA itself). But, I won't challenge anyone here. Let's just keep it controversy free in this issue.

The items described below are just samplings of the many outstanding values offered in our store. Even if you are trying to save money on an automobile purchase or your insurance, we have a course for you. Got deep debt? We have you covered. Browse through the selections, and start making your life better today.

 

 

2. Kids and money

We often preach platitudes like, "Money doesn't bring happiness," while still going to work every day--often to jobs we hate--because they pay us! So, let's not kid ourselves. Money is important (if you disagree, just send me all of yours). Children are also important. They are our hope for the future. The problem we have with children and money is we don't want money to take center stage. We don't want it to dominate children's thoughts. So, we have a conundrum. How do we teach the value of money to our precious children, without turning them into future Gordon Grecos? Mindconnection has an arrangement with Orange Creations to serve as their sole outlet for a delightful book called, "Minding Your Money." It's appropriate for pre-teens, and it helps them respect money in balance with everything else. You can find out more at:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/BK-H-MYM.html

(I have broken the link into two lines--either of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

3. Aggression

Do you have a problem with aggressive behavior? Is there a "bull in China shop" aspect to you? Do people seem to fear you, rather than respect you? Do people refer to you as insensitive? Mindconnection has an arrangement with Dr. Jay Prince to serve as his sole online outlet for a course that will  help you overcome this problem. No, I haven't taken the course--I like being aggressive! Ha, ha! Grrrr. Here's where to get that course:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/BEHAV-AGGR.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

 

4. Negativity

Do you find yourself complaining all the time? What's up with that? Do other people stop smiling when you come around? Are your conversations often about what's wrong? Do employers criticize you for lacking team spirit, being too critical, or somehow not fitting? Well, negativity could be your problem. There's plenty to be negative about, but you must learn how to channel your energy into more useful endeavors. Mindconnection has an arrangement with Dr. Jay Prince to serve as his sole online outlet for a course that will  help you overcome this problem. Here's where to get that course:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/BEHAV-NEG.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 



5. Feeling like a doormat

Do people walk all over you? Do they not seem to listen to what you need, or to care when you tell them? Are you always spending your time and energy helping someone else reach his or her goals? Do you feel drained and diminished? Do people expect you to do favors? If so, you are no doubt training other people to abuse you. However, you can break the pattern and then train them to treat you respectfully. Your relationships will improve, not deteriorate, when you learn how to overcome your need to sacrifice yourself to please others. Mindconnection has an arrangement with Dr. Jay Prince to serve as his sole online outlet for a course that will  help you overcome this problem. Here's where to get that course:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/BEHAV-SUBM.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

6. Out of time

Does time seem like more of a final frontier to you than space does? Do you often end your days with not enough done? Does it seem like you haven't really accomplished much at the end of the week? Or if you did accomplish much, you about killed yourself doing so? Would you like to do something new and interesting, but just don't have the time? Are your weekends the only time you have for relaxation? If that? Are you under deadline pressure often? Do you have one time-related crisis after another? If any of these questions hit home with you, then you need Mindconnection's time management course:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/CRS-TIME-MGT.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

7. Mind-numbing math

Does math make you dizzy? Do you hate doing math? Does a weakness in math skills ever embarrass you, cause you financial problems, or allow you to get ripped off? Do you feel like a fish out of water when you try to choose between various loan packages? Do you seem to run out of money inexplicably? Are you blissfully unaware that over half of your income goes to taxes? If any of these questions hit home with you, then Mindconnection's Practical Math course is one investment you need to make. Here's the URL:

http://www.mindconnection.com/product/CRS-MATH-PRCTL.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

8. Stress! Arrgghh!

September 11. The IRS. Christmas shopping. Layoffs. Stock market jitters. If it's not one thing, it's another, and nearly everyone is stressed out these days. Stress takes its toll on your health, your relationships, and your ability to think. It can undermine your career or marriage, and reduce you to a wreck. Mindconnection's "Handling Stress" course is just the answer you need to this problem. Here's the URL:

http://www.mindconnection.com/category/CRS-001BUS-SKILLS.html

(I have broken the link into multiple lines--any of them will work. I like to give you the full URL in case you are printing this out for reading later). 

 

9. Thought for the Day

A few weeks ago, a man encountered my flag-bearing car on the highway and didn't like it. I have a flag in the back window and a flag on either side of my car. He harassed me for many miles by driving like an idiot and gesturing at me to show his anger and his desire for me to pull over. That would not have gone well for him, as I have a fourth degree black belt and carry some serious weapons in my car.

My strategy was to ignore this fool, not even looking at him. But as I got close to my destination, I called my county sheriff on my cell phone (I keep that number there for emergencies) and had them patch me over to the county sheriff of the county I was in. I find county and local cops to be exceptional people, by the way. They never stand in line behind me if they are in uniform. Anyhow, I had arranged for police to intercept us but then tricked the guy by jumping off the exit at the last second. The cops got him about two blocks past the exit.

I was telling my mom about this last night, and told her I had thought about taking those flags off to avoid future confrontations with folks who are opposed to the war or to America itself. But, my family has lost too much defending this country for me to just give in. My mom's advice? She simply said, "These colors don't run."

Let's keep that in mind and defend America from all aggressors and terrorists, including the IRS. Make a note to write to your Congressman this week and ask why we have more people working in the IRS to harass our citizens than we do working in the military to defend them.

And if you have friends or  neighbors whose kids are serving in the military, do something special for them. A girl I grew up with is on the U.S.S. Roosevelt and won't see her kids for six months. One of our subscribers has a son serving on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. If you see a sailor at the airport, make sure to say, "Go Navy!" Let's show our heroes that we respect them.

 

Wishing you the best,

Mark Lamendola
Mindconnection.com

Authorship

The 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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