Everything You Wanted to Know About Motivational Speakers

What defines someone as a motivational speaker? For a long time, it seemed that anyone who spoke professionally was labeled as a motivational speaker, regardless of the actual content of their presentations. Lumping all professional speakers into the category of “motivational speakers,” though, presents challenges for meeting professionals and frustration for speakers who feel that…

Exercises to Develop Your Intuition

Intuition is the space between your thoughts, when the mind lets go and surrenders to the present moment. There are 7 steps that you can use to strengthen and exercise your intuition. 1. Your intellect! Thoughts are the starting point as everything begins with thought. Pay attention and listen to what you're saying and thinking.…

A Dog Who Loved Jesus

"Mommy," sacrificed the small boy, running toward his mother. "Mommy, you must help my sister." She is trying to take some food away from a dog. The fragile-looking woman hurried outside just in time to see her daughter putting some unclean food into her mouth. The dog had apparently decided that the food was too…

We All Have Our Challenges

Challenges come along in very different ways. I have shared a few that came my recently, they may seem humorous but there is a key message here. Some of you will be aware that earlier this year I did a sponsored bike to raise money for Victim Support in Yorkshire and Humber cycling to each…

Poaching Eggs the Really Easy Way

It stuns me the amount of people who when discussing the cooking of a humble egg will admit that they cannot poach one. It seems the simple skill of dropping a cracked egg into a pan of boiling water is one that has been lost down the centuries and now relies on microwave gadgets to…

The Four R’s That Will Save the Planet

Conservation seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. How to save energy, save money, save resources, and most importantly, save the planet (which is the only one we have at the moment). Going Green is definitely the trend and the term reduce, reuse, recycle is used over and over by eco-friendly crowds. Lately a fourth…

19 Questions to Supercharge Your Business Plan

Whether you are seeking capital for your company or are optimizing your business strategy, the most important element – particularly for outside investors -may be your written business plan. You can tune-up and supercharge your plan using this 19-step checklist. When your written plan firmly answers yes to each of these 19 questions, your market…

U.S. Is a Profound Failure In Protecting Childrens Rights

Article 37 (A) – (D) of the Convention of Childs Rights Abstract This article in four sub-sections clearly demands and declares the universal need for the acknowledgment and application of basic human rights for children under the age of eighteen who have been apprehended, incarcerated, and or convicted of criminal activity. The areas of emphasis…

My Final Defeat – Fixed Competition

She probably can not remember and I know I can never forget … the first time I saw her like that I was only nine years old-not naive by any stretch having seen my share of tragedy-my parent's bitter battles in my first Five years of life then the inevitable end of their marriage but…

Do You Know the Definition of Man Flu?

No, neither do I! But I'm fortunately in that my other half and I are pretty healthy. I can not actually remember the last time either of us visited the doctor – except when we went to get our flu jabs. We've reached that sort of age, you see. Consequently, I do not know much…

Electrical Injury and Lightning

The risk of electrical injuries is often over-looked to over familiarity. In most cases, accidents occurring from faulty domestic electrical apparatus, rarely it may be from high tension lines of other installations. Electrical characteristics of the exposed part, conductivity of the tissues, amount of grounding and the duration of contact determine the amount and the…

Structural Holes And Online Social Networks

A few weeks ago I wrote about the theory of Social Capital, and how that can be applied to online social networks (see end of article for link). Today I want to talk about a related theory called Structural Hole Theory, and explain what implications this theory can have for online social networks like Facebook…