Is Fear Holding You Back?

I get many clients who come to be because they have found that they can not seem to stick with their resolutions or reach their goals and they ask my help in figuring out why and helping them break through their barriers. I thought you all might benefit from the following suggestions and thoughts.

This is a good time to look at the limiting themes that have repeated themselves in your life. These limiting topics tend to be repeated as a result of fear: fear of change, fear of failure, or even worse, fear of success. And maybe that was okay in the past, maybe you needed that fear for a while for any number of reasons, but is not it time to let go and move beyond the fear now? Is not it time for you to move into the happy, healthy and joyous life that you deserve?

Do you really believe that you can create the financial life you want to live this year? Fall completely and deeply in love? Receive a big promotion or find your dream job? You know, those things in life that make you wake up with a smile on your face energized and ready to tackle each and every morning in anticipation of the wonderful and amazing opportunities that are coming your way! Or have you put a lid on your dreams, blocked your hopes and allowed yourself to become resigned to settling for less: less in the current state of your finances, relationships, career and health because you are afraid of failing, afraid of disappointment.

One of the most pivotal steps in improving your life from the inside out is the ability to open your channels of desire and to clearly define what it is that you most want. For many people this is an uncomfortable process. Because so many of us believe that having unfulfilled desires will cause us pain, we have chosen, instead, to bury our desires to put a lid on them and hide them deep within our subconscious. We may be able to imagine things getting a little better here and there but, for the most part, we are afraid to dream, afraid to believe and afraid to hope.

As children we were free to play, pretend and let our imaginations soar. But, as we grew older, we were told to leave those dreams behind. We were told to grow up, stop playing games and to keep our focus on the real world, the world of "adults". Limit your expectations to things that are realistically possible and that way way you will not be disappointed.

As a result of being told this over and over or watching our parents, friends and lovers live this kind of life, many of us consciously and subconsciously came to the conclusion that, in order to be an adult, have a reasonably happy life, and grow up, we are better off not wanting too much and most definitely we'd better not play. We became experts at repressing our desires and burying our dreams. We grow afraid of disappointment and embroidered fear and limitation. But remember this: "If you do not think about the future, you can not have one." ~ John Galsworthy

The reality of this world we live in is that desire is the life force of energy streaming through us. It is our desires that keep us alive and magnetic. People without strong desires slowly whither away, living only shadow lives of who they were and who they were meant to be. The more we allow the energy of desire to flow through us, the more vibrant and alive we become, the more connected we feel, and life just gets better and better. So here are some constructive ideas of how to overcome that overwhelmed feeling and move away from fear:

1. If you have not done so already, write down your goals and if you did write them down, get out your list and read it again.

2. Take another look at each goal and ask yourself if you really want to have this goal at this time. Be honest. Do not keep a goal on the list because someone else thinks you need to do it, or because you think it is the kind of goal you are supposed to have. Your goals must be your very own. Something that is important to you right now. There is no reason you can not add a goal back to the list at some future time when it is right.

3. Review the remaining list and set intermediate steps towards your goals that help you work up to them. As an example, if your goal is to run a marathon, set the distance goals over time that will build your endurance to the level you need to achieve.

4. Remember the Power of Affirmations. Say affirmations daily!

If you have not already discovered this, affirmations are a wonderful tool to help change beliefs and patterns that can get in the way of achieving your goals. I have found that the most effective way to use affirmations is to both say them aloud and write them out. When you say your affirmations out loud, you are giving instructions to your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind gives all messages equal weight and does not differiate between fact or fiction, so giving it more positive input in the form of verbal affirmations works to counteract any negative input we are receiving from others or from ourselves. Writing your affirmations out allows you to focus more clearly on what you have just said, making it easier to create a visual image in your mind.

Here are some suggestions on working with affirmations:

Say and / or write your affirmations out several times a day. When you do this, actually use the moment to visualize what you are saying or writing.

State your affirmations in the present tense because your subconscious is quite literal. If you say something like "I'm going to quit smoking." Or "I will lose weight." the message sent to your mind, the reality created is that you will get there someday, but not necessarily now. You want your subconscious to believe it is happening now so use phrases like "I am a non-smoker" or "I am thin and fit."

State your affirmations in the positive. Always create an image of what you want in your life, not what you want to avoid.

Be specific. Since your subconscious is an excellent tool for creating reality, be clear and exact about the reality you say you want.

Your affirmation should make you feel as if you just got a small little electrical shock. If it does not make you slightly uncomfortable or make you think "yeah, right …" when you first say it, then you've picked an affirmation that is not right for you. You've chosen something too easy to acquire. Do not let fear hold you back.

Revise your affirmations as needed to make sure they fit what your current goals are especially as you move further and further away from fear and your goals get bigger and better.

5. Remember To Enlist Support: Many of us are related to ask for help and support, even though we would gladly give it if asked. Do not be afraid to talk to or call a friend, parent, life coach or whomever and ask for support.

Knowing What a Forex Futures Trading Is All About

Forex trading is simply the marketing of treaties. Forex means foreign exchange. Investors will be buying currency pairs and hopes to earn with the exchange. Forex trading tend to be risky. But that's an acceptable part of making money through it.

Now when the word "futures" is attached to it, it becomes a market that involves a specified date. That is the date in the future wherein the exchange will happen, also at a pre-set price.

Forex futures trading then, is the process of changing a currency to another in the specified future date. The two parties involved will enter an agreement wherein both will be setting the exchange rate for the exact amount of money traded. The agreed-upon pre-set value of the currency will be based on speculation, on trading signals, and on the Forex market movement itself.

Individuals and companies enter Forex futures trading for different reasons. Some do it so as to protect the currency they are going to exchange. They needed to protect is value because it is mostly used to buy commodities from one country to another. If so, the change in value of the currency will greatly affect their profit. Companies sometimes prefer a steady value because profit will be easily planned if so.

Some go into the forex futures trading just to earn out of it. Individuals and companies who are experts in the Forex market can accurately predict the market trends and changes. They earn big that way

In the USA, futures are regulated by a national regulatory agency such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It monitors any futures contracts entered into by companies and individuals. They also have the authority to suspend, to fine, and to sue any offending party.

The Forex futures trading system is one complex business. It is very volatile and involves a lot of risks. Before deciding to go into such business, proper knowledge and evaluation is needed. Follow these tips:

1. Know your finances. Since the business involves big risks, determine how much you will be putting in and until how much you can afford to lose. Money may not come in fast and easy. In any business, there would always be pitfalls.

2. Fully understand all underlying information. Futures, forwards, and options are different entities that you should know by heart. Misinformation could mean trouble. Understanding all these could take years, but knowledge is necessary.

3. Understand the risks. The futures market has risk disclosure papers that you have to understand. The risks involved in a certain agreement are outlined. But those are not all of it. Be prepared for others as well.

4. Contact an expert. For any question or problem relating to agreement, make sure you have someone to contact to help you out. It is important that an expert is just a phone call away to aid you in difficult situations.

The Forex futures trading is not for everyone. There are a lot of marketing fraud out there that target unsuspecting novices in the field. CTFC is using all its power to counter these people. But they are going to need everyone's help as well. Arm yourself with knowledge. Know what you are getting into. Gather all possible information. These are all necessary before trading.

Learning Carpets – Raising the Standards High

How many times have we seen companies fail to live up to the hype? We often see companies make a lot of noise, promising to change the landscape of the toddler industry. Unfortunately, they're more talk than walk. Parents, together with their kids, end up disappointed. Sure, the companies lose because they'll be relegated to being mediocre companies. But the parents and their kids are the real losers here. This is especially true if they bought products from these companies out of hype. The kids were exposed to bad-quality products and the parents spent a lot of money for them.

This usually happens when a company manufactures a great product that a lot of parents and kids love. They achieve so much success that they immediately became household names. This is good because success is good. It's always good for parents and their kids to be exposed to these products because these products can help with the development of kids.

However, success has an ugly cousin. This is when companies fall into the trap of complacency. You can call it the "one hit wonder syndrome". They become too complacent and they fail to follow up on their recent success. Unfortunately for them, it will be too late for them to realize that they have to do something. They'll be in the quicksand so deep that any struggle will just make them sink deeper.

This is why there are companies like learning Carpets that make sure that this is not going to happen to them. They are successful companies and they have a lot of successful products. They do not suffer from the "one hit wonder syndrome". This is because they constantly challenge themselves by raising the standards high.

Let's take a look at Learning Carpets for example. They have a lot of award-winning carpets. They can choose to rest on their laurels but they do not want to do that. They constantly challenge themselves by trying to outdo their past success. As a result, they're continuing to put out more award-winning carpets. They now have a long stream of successful products and they're not showing any signs of slowing down. As a result, they're one of the most trusted brands in the kids' carpeting industry.

It's tiring for them to continue to challenge themselves because there's no end in sight. They know that they can always do better even if their present performances are already showing that they're among the best. It's tiring for companies like Learning Carpets but it's also very fulfilling for them. The high number of satisfied parents and developed kids are the reasons why they keep on going.

As consumers, it's good to order products from companies that consistently improve even if they're already among the best. This way, you can be sure that your kid will be exposed to the best available products.

What You Ought to Know About Breast Implant History

Breast enlargement has a history that goes back over 119 years. During the first 65 years or so the enlargement was done primarily by directly injecting substances like paraffin, fat or silicon into the breasts. This method proved to be rather dangerous and led to many ill effects. Before the year 1962 plastic foam materials were used, however these too did not have much success. In 1963 two scientists namely Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow did a research on breast implants and came up with the idea of implanting silicon bags directly into the breasts of women for breast enlargement. By the year 1972 a lot of women turned to these breast implants but also complained of many problems like leakage and ruptures. The silicon was then replaced with saline bags containing a saline (salt) solution. Even if these bags leaked there was no harm caused to the body as the water was absorbed up by the body.  

The silicon breast implants used in present times for breast enlargement have gone over a number of changes from generation to generation. If we look at the history of breast implants, after 1963 there were three major generations of breast implants, each having a slight variation. The first Generation models have thick envelopes and silicon elastomers that are smooth walled and made in two sections filled with a viscous material called silicon gel. Earlier these were attached with fixing patches made of perforated silicon or Dacron mesh however these patches created tears in the envelope and were eliminated in the 1970s.  

Breast enlargement has a history that goes back over 119 years. During the first 65 years or so the enlargement was done primarily by directly injecting substances like paraffin, fat or silicon into the breasts. This method proved to be rather dangerous and led to many ill effects. Before the year 1962 plastic foam materials were used, however these too did not have much success. In 1963 two scientists namely Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow did a research on breast implants and came up with the idea of implanting silicon bags directly into the breasts of women for breast enlargement. By the year 1972 a lot of women turned to these breast implants but also complained of many problems like leakage and ruptures. The silicon was then replaced with saline bags containing a saline (salt) solution. Even if these bags leaked there was no harm caused to the body as the water was absorbed up by the body.  

The silicon breast implants used in present times for breast enlargement have gone over a number of changes from generation to generation. If we look at the history of breast implants, after 1963 there were three major generations of breast implants, each having a slight variation. The first Generation models have thick envelopes and silicon elastomers that are smooth walled and made in two sections filled with a viscous material called silicon gel. Earlier these were attached with fixing patches made of perforated silicon or Dacron mesh however these patches created tears in the envelope and were eliminated in the 1970s.  The second generation brought changes and the shells were made thinner and the gel was made less viscous. These changes did not prove very useful and the breast implant was more fragile. The third generation of breast implants came into being in around 1989 and the silicon gel had a fraction of silicon oil to it that made it more viscous. The firmness and the texture of the envelope were further reduces.  

Other than these three generations various other researches were conducted and various other breast implants were devised for breast enlargements. In the 1960s another device was developed which had a polyurethane coating. This coating proved a success and decreased the incidence of capsular contracture after a breast implant surgery. By the end of the 1980s various shapes and sizes were developed as far as breast implants were concerned. One style i.e. the MemeME style was rather very unique. It had a skin formed on the shell, which was formed in situ by spraying it with silicon along the surface. This caused an extensive cross link to be formed in the membrane.   All through the history of breast implants, Silicon was one standard material used to make the shell of the implants. However various types of filler substances were experimented with for these implants. A pure form of triglycerides and hydro gels were two substances that were widely experimented with. Another filler substance used in the United States was policloruro of pyrrolidone in saline. The quality that all the filling substances are designed to have is that hey should be absorbed and excreted adequately in case the shell cracks or leaks.  

The history of breasts implants has come a long way and up to this day researches are being conducted to improvise on breast implants. The second generation brought changes and the shells were made thinner and the gel was made less viscous. These changes did not prove very useful and the breast implant was more fragile. The third generation of breast implants came into being in around 1989 and the silicon gel had a fraction of silicon oil to it that made it more viscous. The firmness and the texture of the envelope were further reduces.   Other than these three generations various other researches were conducted and various other breast implants were devised for breast enlargements. In the 1960’s another device was developed which had a polyurethane coating. This coating proved a success and decreased the incidence of capsular contracture after a breast implant surgery. By the end of the 1980s various shapes and sizes were developed as far as breast implants were concerned. One style i.e. the MemeME style was rather very unique. It had a skin formed on the shell, which was formed in situ by spraying it with silicon along the surface. This caused an extensive cross link to be formed in the membrane.  

All through the history of breast implants, Silicon was one standard material used to make the shell of the implants. However various types of filler substances were experimented with for these implants. A pure form of triglycerides and hydro gels were two substances that were widely experimented with. Another filler substance used in the United States was policloruro of pyrrolidone in saline. The quality that all the filling substances are designed to have is that hey should be absorbed and excreted adequately in case the shell cracks or leaks.   The history of breasts implants has come a long way and up to this day researches are being conducted to improvise on breast implants.

Work From Home And Earn Extra Cash

There are multiple ways to work from home and earn extra cash, but without proper teachings most seeking extra cash will never find it. Unfortunately there are millions of people currently online looking for ways to work from home and earn extra cash that will never earn a dime. The net is currently so arranged with scams and people looking to rip others off, that it simply breeds more scam artist and the cycle continues. Many people have been scammed so many times that they start to believe that ripping others off is the only real way to earn money online.

The biggest mistake most beginners make is believing the hype that every so called business opportunity throws at them and sending these people money without doing the proper research first. Research should be your first step before sending money to anyone, by properly researching a product or program before buying or getting involved it will allow you to get feedback from others that have already tested the product or program that your considering.

The best way to get the feedback your looking for is to find a discussion forum that pertains to the product or program that your considering, for example if your thinking of using a particular company to build your website, you would search for an advertising, marketing , seo or some type of forum along those lines because they all somewhat refer to building websites.

A good key to keep in mind is the fact that a good business opportunity will usually give you some sort of free trial offer or clear information to allow their system to prove itself to it's potential customers.

Zatoichi Sword

Zatoichi is a fictional character featured in one of Japan’s longest running series of films and a television series set in the Edo period. The great popularity of the character has been likened to that of James Bond in Western countries. Yet, Zatoichi has become commonly associated with one actor: Shintaro Katsu. The only other actor to portray Zatoichi in the movies is Takeshi Kitano, after a pause of almost 15 years.

Zatoichi seems to be just a harmless blind masseur who rambles around Japan getting a living by gaming. But he is also extremely skilful in swordsmanship (iaijutsu), his blade concealed inside his cane. Cane swords, or shikomizue, were straight, lower-quality weapons, which stood no comparison with usual katanas, but as revealed in Zatoichi’s Cane Sword, his weapon was created very meticulously by a master swordsmith. A recurring theme of both the movies and television series show Zatoichi protecting the villagers from cruel warring clans fighting for overlordship and general injustice.

The Shikomizue (Japanese prepared cane) is a Japanese hidden sword looking like a cane or walking stick. It was sometimes worn by government officials in Japan in the Meiji period.

The name Shikomizue is actually the name of a type of mounting, the sword blade was placed in a cane-like mounting (tsue), to conceal the fact that it was a sword. This cheat was used almost exclusively during the Meiji period, when carrying of swords wasn’t allowed. The blades used in these mountings were usually of poor quality.

This type of trick was most often used at the time when samurais who disagree with the prohibition on carrying their swords in an open manner but knew that obvious violation of the law usually led to incarceration and miserable death.

It is the sword used by the fictional character Zatoichi, a blind masseur. It has also appeared a few times in the anime and manga series Rurouni Kenshin. In another anime series, Bleach, Kisuke Urahara’s zanpakutou is a shikomizue, when not in shikai form.

The Defining Skills For an Artist – Creativity and Originality

Creativity is the truest essence of artist. Being creative is the ability to produce something new by applying imaginative skills and original thinking. In effect, creativity breeds originality. Therefore, a work of art depicting a fresh line of imagination (original) in an extraordinary manner can be termed as creative.

Of course, when we are talking of new lease of thoughts & ideas, they tend more to be abstract, seamless, and independent. However, creativity and originality need not necessarily mean something extreme, innovated, and novel. The existing elements can also be added a new edge by being creative and original. This implies that artists can always expand on an idea, which has been used before by adding his own vision to it, thereby creating his own original style. Pablo Picasso clearly drew inspiration from Spanish, Greek, and Roman Art, while Paul Gauguin did so from African Art. Their works can never be confused with their models, as they were unique because of their personal styles.

Tips for Creativity and Originality

A few pointers for having the juices juices flowing include:

o Open Minded – Creative people are generally less conventional and open to new experiences and ideas. Set yourself free. You should not let rules bind your thinking and hinder your imagination. To get creative, it is important that you free your mind from any setorms. Ongoing exploration and experimentation should be the system. Stained glass and manuscript illuminations have always found favor with Paul Gauguin.

o Think Out of the Box – Think unique. Brainstorm; push your imagination to discover new things. Keep yourself driven to think with even the routine things around. Henri Laurens, who learned 'Cubism' from Pablo Picasso, applied his concepts to sculpting and went on to create some amazing masterpieces

o Take Risk-Take chances. The evolution of art over the years vouches of great creative risks taken together with uniqueness and non-traditional essence. The highly controversial 'Fauvist' movement of 1905, though short lived, changed the conventional way the artists used colors in painting.

o Knowledge – Artists need to keep learning and increasing their knowledge, in order to widen their horizons and discover new express platforms. Painters, like Gustave Moreau and Van Gogh, drew inspiration from Byzantine enamels and early mosaics. They even studied Persian, Indian, and Japanese prints.

Conscious or unconscious insight, tangible or intangible, practically anything can act as stimulus for an artist. Stay intrigued, curious, flexible, and a risk taker. Mix & portray your own blends and enjoy art!

Face Painting – It's Easy and Fun!

Are you interested in the art of face painting? Maybe you are wondering whether it's beyond your artistic abilities? I've discovered that face painting is really not a difficult art to learn, and is only as complicated as you make it.

I first discovered how much kids love having their faces painted when my daughter was invited to a birthday party of another 4 year old girl. When we arrived, the kids were rushed to find an older sister of the birthday girl was setting up to paint their faces. It was fantastic to see how the kids began to interact more to look at the designs each other had chosen, and to role-play their characters. My daughter was a little hesitant to begin with, but after watching some of the other children, she happily lined up and chose a ladybird cheek art design.

It was also surprising to learn how easy face painting was, and how happy the kids were with simple designs. It's really not necessary to have elaborate and complicated designs to keep the kids happy. The face painter was only 13 or 14 years old and had no trouble quickly painting the requested designs before the kids got too restless.

The secret to keeping it simple? She had a small display book of simple designs the kids could choose from and did not paint anything that was not in the book. There were about 10 designs, including a butterfly, ladybird, spider, puppy dog, cat face, bunny rabbit, princess, tiger, bear, and even an octopus! Her kit included face paintings in a few colors, some brushes and wet wipes. That's it! And the best part for the parents? It kept all the different age groups entertained! The teenager had a great time looking after the little kids and helping them decide what design to choose, and of course the little ones loved getting their faces painted.

If you'd like to give face painting a try, you will need a small kit of face paintings and brushes to suit the designs you will be painting. You can have as many or as few designs for the children to choose from as you wish, depending on your skill level and how much practice you have had. A range of designs to suit both boys and girls is best, although you may be surprised at what the children ask for! If the party has a particular theme (such as a princess party for example), you may wish to include several variations of the themed designs such as princess crowns.

Pre-Workout Weight Lifting Nutrition

There's a lot of hype surrounding post-workout nutrition, but pre-workout nutrition is frequently glanced over. Although eating the right things after working out is indeed important to your muscle building and weight loss routines, eating the right foods before working out is just as important and can help you achieve new heights.

What to Eat

The first thing to understand about pre-workout nutrition is that there is not a large difference between a pre-workout meal and a regular meal. You should be aiming for a good balance of high quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and fats. The only real difference is that the last meal you eat before heading to the gym should be a little heavier on the carbs than usual because your body will need glycogen, which it can attain through the carbs you eat, to help power you through your workout . Fruit is always a good option.

The Importance of Protein

Yes, I did just say that your pre-workout meal should be heavier in carbs than protein, but you should still pay attention to the kind of protein you're consuming. As always, lean animal based protein is a good option. If you're going to opt for a protein supplement, make sure you're utilizing it in the best way possible.

A lot of people will chug a whey protein supplement right before working out because they think that this fast acting protein will help to fuel their muscles during the workout. However, when taken alone, a lot of these whey protein supplements can cause a spike in blood sugar levels, risking a crash while you're still lifting.

A casein protein supplement, because this protein is digested slowly, may be a better option if you take it with food about an hour before you exercise because it will provide your body with a steady supply of protein for several hours. Note though that a supplement is not essential – you can always get slower acting protein from food, especially dairy.

Timing

I'm not going to provide you with a hard and fast rule as to when you should be eating your pre-workout meal because it's probably a personal preference and something you should experiment with. However, I can provide you with some suggestions that I hope you'll find useful.

If you prefer to lift weights at night, your pre-workout meal may be nothing more than a moderately carb heavy dinner. Wait for about 1-3 hours, then eat an apple or a different serving of fruit about 15 minutes before you plan to start working out. Studies have shown that eating a piece of fruit close to your weight lifting routine may help to fuel your body through your workout.

If you generally exercise in the morning, eat a good breakfast as soon as you wake up. Make sure to eat some fruit and high quality protein. Then get dressed and ready for the gym so you have as long as possible for your food to settle and fuel your muscles.

If you like to lift during the day, your pre-workout meal may be lunch or a mid-afternoon snack. Aim to eat 1-3 hours before lifting, and then eat a piece of fruit about 15 minutes before pumping iron.

Do not Let Dream Stealers Stop You

The one thing that bugs me most about our industry is those dream stealers. Those are the people that give you all the reasons why you should NOT do something, or tell you all the reasons WHY it will not work, yet they have never succeeded at anything themselves.

Do not let any one or anything steal your dreams. Dream big and make them come true. You can do it. Do not let anyone tell you different.

Just this past week, I ran into a very old friend that I had lost touch with and had not seen or talked to in many years. We talked for a while and she was flabergasted to hear I had left the corporate world years and years ago. I shared with her what I was doing, and she was stunned to hear that it was "network marketing". We replaced phone numbers and owed to get back in touch.

A few days later I had a call from her. Evidently, she was so intrigued by the mystery of my business, that she went online to research more. She ran into someone else she also knew in our industry, and she stated my little card business and how well I was doing. The person said to her, "Well of course she's doing well, she was successful in another company before, so she would do well, but you did not be able to do what she is doing." When she told me the persons name, I did not even KNOW them. Never hear of them in my life, yet they were telling her all the reasons I was successful.

I thought back to the beginning times, when I started Network Marketing. I was told once by a wise old man, that once you start to succeed in the industry, the bigger you get the more people will tell "your" story or take pot shots at you, and I just laughed and surprised if that means I 'm making headway.

Anyways, they then proceeded to pitch my friend on the latest deal they were in which was a juice deal. Nothing wrong with "juice" but honestly, I do not see the fascination myself. I see a multitude of juice companies, selling from $ 25-50 a bottle and all trying to convince others that their juice is better than the next guys. I spent 12 years in the health business, and I do believe in health products, but I came to the realization that while I did, for the most part, I never found others with that same passion, and I had a hard time helping the average person succed. I asked my friend to find out how long he had been with the company, and how big a team he'd built etc. Turned out he'd just started, but had been in dozens of other companies and was going to hit it "big" this time or so he said. I thought to myself, just from hearing the things he told her, this was definitely not a successful person, but yet this type person can steal your dreams, if you let them.

My mission in building a business was to achieve true freedom. I wanted to be able to come and go as I chose and not spend my life reporting to an 8-5 job making someone else rich. I also wanted to be able to help others do the same. All my years in the health industry were great training for me in learning network marketing, but I also came to the conclusion that it was much too hard for me to be able to meet the objective in helping others, so I moved on to an easier type product that worked better for myself and those I bought on board.

I love our industry and I think there is room for everyone to do well, but most will not, simply because they listened to those dream stealers. I thought how stupid that person was to make a comment to my friend, indicating they could not do what I did. That is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard.

I look at and talk to people daily that have more talent in their little finger than I have in my own body. The only difference between me and anyone out there, is I got got knocked down probably many more times. Instead of staying down, I chose to pick my self up, dust myself off and keep on moving towards my goal of freedom. I learned by my nurmerous mistakes.

Today my vision is different, and I do have the freedom to come and go and do as I please, but it came from just being committed and persistent, and learning as I went along. I know have the knowledge and ability to coach and help others do better than me. I LOVE it when someone flies by me. I love it when I get an email from someone that just hit another level and is flying high. I love seeing people get excited when they realize that they really can do this. It's fun watching others be excited and it's exhilarating to see them succeed.

NEVER think you can not do what I have done. You CAN do what I've done, and many of you can do much better than what I've done, but it starts and ends with you. NEVER listened to those stupid people that tell you that you can not. Why do you listen to someone that has never been there and done it? Why do you listen to the guy that works and lives paycheck to paycheck, as if he is God and knows it all? Why do you let them stop you?

Your old friends that are unsuccessful and broke are going to make fun of others that are making it. They do not want you to succeed and have more than them. They do not want you to prove them wrong. They want to keep you in their pity party.

If you want to succed, break out of that mold. Quit listening to losers. Quit listening to those dream stealers, and break out and get on with life. Make it a point to find your home, get started and do not look back. NEVER QUIT.

Look at your life today, this very moment. Are you any better off today than you were last year at this time or are you still in the same or worst position? If you always wanted to be free, but you're still stuck in the same rut, doing nothing, going no where and not working on becoming free you are simply losing the battle, and falling backwards. Do you want to be forever stuck in that rut? If not, when are you going to start making a change and a difference?

For things to change you must change. It all starts and ends with you. Do not be like my old friend, listening to someone that knows nothing. Find someone that does, and is successful and learn from them and start today. This very moment. Do the thing you've been "thinking" about. Take action. Get started, and tune out those dream stealers.

YOU CAN DO IT! I hope to meet you one day on the beaches of the world and we can exchange stories, have fun, and enjoy life. Maybe we'll meet on the next world cruise. I love cruises and take 1 or 2 a year usually. We can lay around the pool, jump in the hot tub and exchange stories about helping others achieve success. It's very doable. I did it and so can you if you just move forward.

Ready ….. set ……. GO!

Go fast, and do not look back. Quit thinking and start doing and do it now, and I'll see you at the top.

Hair Straight Iron – Permanent Straight Hair

To get straight hair by using a hair straight iron (permanent straight hair) you will need a few things. A straightening iron is obviously needed. Apart from that you will need various styling products that protect your hair from moisture as moisture is the main cause for losing your straight locks.

You should start with dry, clean hair. You can use a conditioning spray before straightening. Make sure your hair is completely dry because hair that is even slightly damp will not respond well to straightening. Apart from this, using a hair straightener on damp hair will cause it to "cook" as the steaming causes the hair shaft to swell and forces the moisture out from the hairs cortex.

Make sure that the iron you are using for your hair is the right size for your hair length. Most women tend to use irons with heating plates that are 1 "to 1" "wide although if you have very long hair then you can use wider irons. The smaller irons are much lighter and so offer better control.

Separate your hair into small sections as trying to straighten chunks of hair will give you uneven results. In these cases, the hair on the inside does not straighten. By straightening smaller sections you will get better results. If you can use a little hairspray or mousse or gel on the straightened hair then you will be able to extend the life of your style.

You start off with a small section of hair as mentioned above. Start at the roots and slowly move the flat iron through your hair ensuring that the iron is at no point stationeryy. Each time you pass through the hair, comb it till your hair is smooth. Continue this process for each section of your hair until all of the hair on your head is straight.

How to Clean Your Pellet Stove

Most of the time wood pellet stoves will run better and more efficient when they are clean. The air inside can move around better and this will allow the appropriate combustion in the firebox. You can clean your pellet stove yourself and it will not take much time or work at all. You will have to have a few simple tools in order to get a better clean and have an easier time as well.

A few things that you will need to clean your pellet stove are a paintbrush, paper towels, cloths, shop vac and the scraping rod that usually comes along with your stove. When you place a new bag of pellets into the hopper of the stove, it is a good idea to clean the heat exchanger. When you are cleaning this it will allow the heat to move from the firebox to your area a lot easier. It is best to use a good quality pellet to avoid cleaning more often.

When you shut your pellet stove off, you can then use the paintbrush to clean the dust that the stove produces. You can use any other type of duster or brush for this job too. The brush will have the ability to get into the small cracks and spaces that the dust can fall into. You will then be able to vacuum the ash out of the collection pan easily.

Doing simple cleaning each month will make it easier to do a thorough cleaning every few months or so. You can use your brush or shop vac to clean the tough to see areas that are going to need cleaned. Each year you should get a professional furnace cleaner check your gaskets and motors to make sure that they are running freely. They will be able to get into the tough areas and see if there is anything that looks like it needs replaced or fixed. Also have the firepot cleaned well wand test your battery back up system if you have one fitted on your pellet stove.

When it is time to shut your pellet stove off for the summer, you should take out all of the pellets from the hopper. Pellets that are left inside over the summer may accumulate moisture and not need feed properly when you turn your stove back on in the fall. You will have to unplug your stove to protect in if there are any lightning strikes or even a power surge can harm your stove.

You should also check your owner's manual to see if there are any other recommended cleaning and safety tips to follow. It is always smart to use caution and common sense when you are using a pellet stove. When you follow the rules and the instructions, you will see that this is a great way to heat your home.

Italian Risotto Rice Dish – What Makes It So Delightful

Risotto is a rice dish originating from Italy, particularly the Northern Italian region. It is a very popular food made by sautéing the rice in olive oil, onion, garlic or whatever herbs the recipe calls for then adding ladles of simmering stock at a time while constantly stirring, until the rice absorbs the stock. Cooking or “toasting” the rice in hot oil or butter is essential to help the rice absorb liquid more easily producing a tender but not mushy rice dish. It usually takes about 20 to 25 minutes to cook a risotto.

The secret to a perfect risotto lies in using Arborio rice, which is a short grain variety capable of absorbing large amounts of liquid while keeping its shape. The starchy rice when combined with the stock during cooking creates a wonderful sauce giving risotto its nice and creamy appearance. Along with its basic ingredients oil, onion starchy rice, hot stock and cheese, a risotto can be made using many kinds of vegetables and legumes, meat, poultry, seafood, fish and any type of wine and cheese. You can even include fruits of your taste.

Aside from Arborio rice, other Italian short-grain varieties are Vialone Nano, Carnaroli and Baldo. Short-grain rice is starchy which Italians find the most perfect rice for risotto. When cooking a traditional risotto, it is best to use a cast iron heavy-bottomed pan or skillet. Cast iron works better by transferring even the lowest heat to the food extremely well and the even distribution of heat during slow cooking helps starch release from the rice producing marvelous results.

A traditional Italian risotto dish is completely satisfying. It can be simple or complex. If you’re in Italy, you will experience the many versions of full-flavored risottos from all-vegetable to fish to meat and poultry to mouth-watering cheese risottos. This creamy Italian rice dish is a versatile food. You can serve it as a main course, a side dish and you can use leftover risottos to make a new dish like rice cakes and fried rice balls or simply use it to thicken soups or broth.

Although Risotto is easy to prepare, the first time you make it may not be the best. It may take some time to learn but once you’ve mastered the technique, it would be easy to make your own risotto dishes for all occasions. Here is a traditional Italian Vegetable Risotto recipe that you could start with.

Ingredients

• 1 medium zucchini

• 10-ounce pumpkin or squash wedge

• 1 beefsteak tomato

• 2 cloves garlic

• 1 large onion

• 4 cups hot stock (chicken or vegetable)

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 cup risotto rice

• 1 tablespoon dry sherry wine (or any wine)

• 4 canned artichoke hearts, drained

• Salt and pepper

• 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley

Directions

Trim zucchini and cut into small cubes. Peel pumpkin or squash, remove seeds and cut into cubes. Cover tomato with boiling water for 30 seconds then plunge into cold water. Peel away skin, remove seeds and cut into fourths. Peel onion and garlic and slice finely. Bring stock or broth to boil then simmer. In a large heavy-based skillet, heat the oil and slightly sauté the onions. Add the risotto rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the garlic then the sherry wine. Gradually add stock in small batches, stirring over low to medium heat until every batch of liquid has been absorbed. Let it sit for about 20 minutes to cook.

Add remaining stock along with the zucchini and squash and cook for 10 minutes more, stirring constantly. Cut artichoke hearts into fourths and add into risotto, Season with salt and pepper then transfer to warm soup bowls. Sprinkle each with tiny-chopped tomato and garnish with parsley leaves.

Bon Appétit!

Flat Panel LCD TV

Whew! Finally the moment had come; I had been saving for months to have enough money to be able to buy my flat panel LCD TV so I was so exited. I looked around at the entire mammoth displays of impressive electronics and performance in the store. The 42″ model flat screen LCD TV was playing the matrix 3, one of my favorite movies. I just can’t get enough of the way that the special effects are flawlessly integrated into the well worked and elaborate plot – visually remarkable, and yet not flashy at all.

It was as if I was watching a completely new movie although I had watched it around 7 times, because the 42″ flat panel LCD TV made it so good just the way real movies should be. The store had a brilliant financing plan hence it was mine that very afternoon. It didn’t leave me bucks for spending, eating out, or buying basic food for the next few months, but with the amount of time I was going to spend watching my brand new flat screen television, who needs any of that possessions I would live on bread and water and still consider myself king of the whole world.

I watched the brilliant film adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal Titus Andronicus, my favorite heart warming story of all time, and was amazed of the brilliance and clarity of the image. I would truly cringe when the characters attacked each other, and hacked each other with their swords. Each time a new injury occurred, I was afraid the blood would ooze down on the carpet in my living room. The figure on a flat screen television is so good that it is hard to tell where the screen stops and the room starts. It’s really that good.

What You Need To Know About Laying Laminate Flooring

Preparing to Install

Before laying laminate flooring, determine the size of the room you are working on and buy enough laminate flooring with some extras in case some errors occasion. Have the working surface cleaned and leased to ensure you get beautiful results. It is always important to place underlayer to provide cushion and absorbs noise, so make sure that it is properly laid down without overlapping and tape securely to avoid shifting. Take the time to peruse the kind of subflooring you have, as this can also affect the result of your project. It is even possible to lay laminate flooring on concrete, though it is important that you check for moisture first and lay down a moisture barrier before embarking on the laying process.

The Laying Process

Select the first three planks you plan on installing and line them up against the wall that will serve as your starting point to determine how they will fit. When you are satisfied with their alignment, you can then start the actual laying process. In laying laminate flooring, it is important to leave a small space for expansion between the wall and the first row of plank. Laminate flooring is installed through the floating method, in which only the planks are glued together and no adhesives are used in attaching the planks to the subfloor. In aligning the planks, use a tapping block to fit the planks snugly, so as to avoid directly hammering on the edges of the plank. Some professional installer may recommend waiting for an hour or so before installing the rest of the planks to allow the glue in the first three to dry.

Continuing the Process

As you proceed in the process of laying laminate flooring, you can use a pry bar to tighten the joints snugly, which should be place some eight inches or more from a joint of the previous row. Angle the plank as you attach its edge to the previous row and lock them in place. Use a hand saw to cut the end planks to desired length and width. To hide those spaces left for expansion, use shoe moldings with the same or complimenting design for a nicer finish. It would also help to use trim cutters for clean results and apply the adhesive to the back of the trim.

Tips to Remember

Laying laminate flooring is easy enough to non-professionals to do. However, keep these tips in mind as you go about on the project in order to have a floor you can be proud for. Always allow several days of storage of laminate flooring inside your house to acclimatize it, as failure of doing so will lead to several complications, including the buckling of planks after installation. Check with laminate flooring manufacturer if you plan on installing the planks on carpet. Make sure that the subfloor does not squeak as the problem can not be remedied after installation.