The Perfect Facebook Family

My wife and I attended a marriage retreat a few years ago. We like to do this from time to time as a commitment to each other and as a sign that the health of our marriage is important to us both. It is often easy to get carried away with work, personal hobbies or the basic survival necessities; $300 trips to Costco, daycare drop-offs, the 8 loads of laundry that need to be completed each weekend and an endless pile of bills. A weekend marriage-minded get-away can be good for the soul. Through social media we see images posted …

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Coffe In The morning To Start The Day

The Foundation Of Success Starts With A Solid Morning

There’s an unfortunate myth out there that you either are or aren’t a “morning person.” You may feel like it’s your destiny to hit the snooze button four times, begrudgingly roll out of bed and rush through everything before barely making it to work or school on time. The good news is that anyone can be a morning person. It’s all a matter of knowing how to build the right morning routine, putting in the effort and staying disciplined. A Morning Routine How can you set up the right morning routine? Your best option is to reverse engineer it. Start …

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Meditation For Increased Productivity

Meditate to Motivate: Getting More Done With The Power of Meditation

Relaxing To Do More In the current cutthroat business world, increasing productivity can help workers keep and thrive in their jobs. However, striving to improve output sometimes leads to heightened stress, ultimately bringing on a decrease in productiveness and even a hatred of the work itself! Many productive employees keep their minds clear and calm by meditating or using yoga. Meditating, which Merriam-Webster defines as engaging “in mental exercise… for the purpose of reaching a heightened state of spiritual awareness”, involves clearing the mind and focusing solely on breath or a mantra. It helps reduce tension and increase clarity. The …

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Annoying Phone Calls

Is Cold Calling Dead? Fingers Crossed.

From the 1950s onward, media pundits have predicted the death of radio. Broadcast television soon followed as a medium about to enter obsolescence. The hard copy book was supposed to be extinct by now. What the future may hold is open for debate but these forms of communication are still hanging on. The business world is likewise confronted with new modes of sales and marketing. Will they supplant current methods or simply complement them? In no area of exchange is this question more significant than it is with the practice of cold calling. Is it still an effective tool of …

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