- Product Highlights
- Brainpower tip
- Time tip
- Finance tip
- Security tip
- Health tip/Fitness tip
- Thought for the day
1. Product Highlights
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Infoscan Text Scanning Pen.
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data and transfer collected information to PC or laptop. Beam to PDA
or scan directly into any Windows based application. This unit does
not have voice.
Primary use: Quickly scanning text for later transfer to PC.
We sold a ton of these last month, and customers
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2. Brainpower tip
Have you ever noticed that a smart person can do some very
dumb things? If you stop and think about some examples of this, you'll start
to see a pattern among most of those examples.|
Conversely, you probably know a person who isn't all that bright but who
manages to do most things well and some things very well. If you were to
delve into what's behind this, you'd see a pattern to this person's
What's going on, here?
In the first case, the person isn't using his "upper
intelligence." He's letting some emotion drive his actions. People do stupid
things out of greed, lust, envy, anger, frustration, and other strong
emotions. Hubris is another reason "upper intelligence" is often
dormant--many people refuse to think, under the assumption they are so smart
that they don't have to.
In the second case, the person realizes his
limitations. He knows he has to tread carefully and apply himself. He is in
tune with his emotional state. This is the kind of person who will say, "I
don't know. Let me sleep on it." If he's upset, he doesn't make decisions,
because he realizes he can only make bad ones in that state. But he also
wants to "think things through," and he has a process of doing this that
works for him. Until that process has run its course, he doesn't reach a
Most of us fall in between the extremes. We're good at
a lot of things, but we're not running around racking up Nobel Prizes in
Physics. We aren't Forrest Gump, either. But we can see that high
intelligence doesn't mean you naturally get things right and a lack of it
doesn't preclude competence.
A good strategy is to remember that you do have
limitations. One of those is in being able to think clearly when your
emotions are in high gear. Those emotions can be positive or negative--their
state doesn't matter. What matters is that you allow for this. Each of us
has specific limitations and advantages, as well. You might want to spend
some time reflecting on what yours are, and how best you can accommodate
them to facilitate higher levels of thinking.
3. Time Tip
4. Finance tip
Has a boss or some other authority figure ever been
rude and uncivil to you, in the course of asking you to do something?
How did this make you feel? Did you fume and do the minimum to comply?
Suppose this person had, instead, shown you respect and asked you to do
it? If you're like most people, you put extra effort into making this
Over the past 20 years,
incivility has become normal. Yet, it does nothing other than make the
uncivil person look petty. And it costs that person.
Have you ever wondered how some people
are able to get exceptional service at restaurants, hotels, retail
shops, and even government offices? And <shudder> tech support lines?
If you are spending time or money on a product or
service and need assistance, ask nicely. You can catch far more bees
with honey than with vinegar. The next time you feel stressed out
because things aren't working as you expected, stop. Don't take it out
on the people who can help you. Let them know you're exasperated, if you
want. But follow that up right away with a smile (even over the phone or
when typing--it will show) and thank the person for helping you.
Wrong way: "I've been on hold for 30 minutes. What
have you been doing, taking a long break? I paid for this and it's not
Right way: "I have to warn you that, even though
it's not your fault, I'm exasperated. I'm glad I reached someone who can
help me get unexasperated. What do you need to know first so you can
help me with this?"
In addition to getting the most bang for your
buck, this is just a good way to spend your day. You've probably created
a ripple effect of good feeling. A great investment, by any measure.
5. Security tip
If you live in a winter zone, keep a spare hat and
gloves in your car. Many of us hop in the car, turn on the heater, and
don't worry. But what if something happens and you have to walk for
help? If you've ever tried calling for a wrecker during a snow storm or
bad ice conditions, you know just how useless that cellphone can be.|
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
- The word alligator comes from the Spanish word El
Lagarto, which means "The Lizard." I think we all know where the word
CONgress came from and are painfully aware of what it means.
- For some amazing photos of our little patch of
the universe, see http://www.icstars.com.
See: Special Offers (expired link now removed).
It has some great offers that are worth following
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8. Thought for the Day
You can catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.
Honey is also easier on your skin.|
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