Mindconnection eNL, 2002-10-08
In this issue:
1. Featured product
Remember Stephen R. Covey's book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People?" Well, we have a course about the Eleven Habits of Highly Defective People. This takes a somewhat humorous approach, but provides very good lessons.
Here is the link to it: http://www.mindconnection.com/product/CRS-ELEVENHABITS.html
2. Pro-reader environment: how to keep it coming
You may have noticed this eNL doesn't come with banners and ads, though we do write about our own products. Long-time readers know this eNL is a one-person operation. It's not part of some big conglomerate that funds eNLs--which is why you aren't peppered with all kinds of ads, banner, and pop-ups. And also why we aren't selling your name to other parties. We give up a lot of "quick money" to have this pro-reader environment.
The eNL depends on word of mouth to grow and on product sales in our store for its continued publication. That's where you come in: Each issue provides you with you useful, interesting and sometimes entertaining facts to help you work, play, and live better. Can you take just a minute to help me out in return?
If you think this eNL is a worthwhile read, just send the following link to a friend, along with a note that you find it helpful or whatever: http://www.mindconnection.com/library/enl/index.htm. If you don't think it's a worthwhile read, we'll send someone to your house to tie you down and bludgeon you until you do. Well, OK, I'm joking there. But, do recommend this to a friend.
3. Math Teaser
What is the lowest possible positive number that satisfies the following requirements:
Can you solve this? If so, let me know by noon, Friday the 11th of this month!
4. Brainpower tip
Here's an enjoyable exercise that helps in building your overall knowledge store, while also exercising your brain in ways that stimulate growth. Simply pick up a book about a subject you know nothing about, and read it. How do you select such a book? Here are some ways you can try--you may have your own ideas:
I have used all of these methods at one time or another. Speaking of time, that is one objection some folks have to this kind of activity. "I don't have time." Well, you can solve that by taking the Mindconnection time-management course. Click here to see more about it:
5. Finance tips
You may not have this particular problem, but perhaps someone you know does. So, you can pass this information on to them and be a hero.
Many people are swimming in debt. They make the minimum payments. No matter what they do, they can't get off this merry-go-round. But, there is a way. What I'll share with you here is the really, really short version.
The underlying secret in these tips is you take actions that increase your cash flow (income minus expenses) so you can apply the increased funds in a cascading fashion to pay off debts. If you do this backwards--try to pay off the largest debt first--you won't increase your cashflow and your situation will remain the same until such time as you pay off that largest debt.
6. Health tip
Pay off your debts.
OK, here's another tip. I was chagrined to hear from a man who is taking vitamin A supplements. Vitamin A is fat-soluble and toxic in small quantities. If you take a multivitamin, check to see the IUs and RDAs of individual vitamins--especially A--are reasonable. Too much vitamin A results in massive kidney damage. If you eat organ meats, don't supplement A at all. If you are concerned about a vitamin A deficiency, eat squash or take a cold-processed multivitamin. If you take a beta-carotene supplement, your body will make vitamin A from it and you'll avoid the toxicity issue.
For free supplement advice and deep discounts on supplements, visit www.supplecity.com
7. Fitness tip
If you live in the northern hemisphere, fall is here. For most of us, this season provides plenty of opportunity to rake leaves. This exercise is wonderful for the back, and it exercises the heart and lungs. Rake vigorously, though. Hold the rake at a steep angle and bend the tines a bit so they are digging into the grass. This maximizes the physical benefit to you, and it gets the dead matter out of the lawn so new growth can occur.
8. Thought for the Day
When is the last time you got upset? Probably not long ago, right? Many times, we get upset because we don't stop to think about the situation. We give others control of our feelings and moods. Sure, sometimes you really should be upset. But other times, it's simply hurting you to do so. Stop to consider the difference, and when being upset is not in your best interests, just remind yourself that either the other person (or that blasted computer or that crazy traffic or that moron at the IRS) isn't worthy of your personal feelings or that you really don't want to hurt the other person with your negativity. Turn adversity into opportunity--what can I learn from this/get from this, or how can I use this situation to benefit the other person--and you'll be happier. For example, when a customer complains to a business owner, that owner can be upset at the customer or take action that makes the customer sing praises about excellent customer service.
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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