Persistence pays – Stick to it and win

Thomas Edison said it well: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

I can assure you, you will not fail if you do not try. Many people can begin a project, but not everyone finishes. Often we are dogged by discouragement, disappointment and just plain laziness.

Persistence always pays off

  • Where there is a will, there is a way!
  • Don’t ever give up.
  • Hang in there
  • Keep on trucking

All these sayings are true. If you have the will to succeed, you will.

You will never succeed if you give up.

You must just simply, hang in there…don’t quite

Even if the truck breaks down, fix it and keep on trucking!

We often quit when we’re about to win

Many are the stories of people quitting just before they reach the goal. There are stories of people who have died in a snow storm, just feet from safety.

People have drowned only a few feet from the shore.

The reverse of this can be true in gambling…we feel the winning hand is the next one, and the next one, or surely the next one, only to lose all our money.


You may be near the winner’s circle

Vic Johnson wrote a great book, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

All of us must pause at times and rest, however, that is not the quitting point. We can be oh so near the goal, or to the winning circle and just give us.

Rest if you must, but don’t quit.

Many of us have started a journey and because of construction, car trouble, or what may be, we have turned back or quit.

The secret is to plan and think through what we want and expect from what you are seeking to do. You must have some goals. There must be goals within the goals, or steps to reach the goal. You must be prepared for each step of the journey and anticipate what you will come up against.

With all this planning and thinking, you are ready to begin the journey. The journey begins with…

The first step.

Chinese philosopher Laozi made this famous quote: “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”.

Unless you make the first step, there will be no journey. Without that first step, it is just an idea, or perhaps a dream or wish. You must begin before you can finish!

It has been rightfully said that you must begin with the end in mind. It is necessary to know exactly what you want. You cannot be vague. You must be specific, with steps to reach the final goal.

I have found it works much better if I use some sort of “to do,” or project list that has sub-tasks to complete the project.


Stickibility

Not sure that is a word, however, it is something you MUST have to complete any project or journey. Let’s look at some possible steps in our journey:

  • Prospect
  • Respect
  • Inspect
  • Expect
  • Accept

First, you must do some prospective work on your journey or your project. You must do some old-fashioned prospecting to find out what it is you want to accomplish. The internet provides an excellent tool to do your research.

Then you must have respect for anyone or anything that you use or who helps you reach your goal

Next, you must inspect your work along the way to make sure you are on course. If the train runs off the track, you will not get far. Check your progress.

Then you must expect to be successful If you don’t believe you will be successful, trust me, you won’t be!

Finally, you must accept the fact that you have or will reach your goal and you must accept the help or assistance you get from others along the way.

Conclusion

There must be a target, such as a date, time or destination. Without that, how will you know if you have succeeded?

So, begin…take the first step. Check the map occasionally to make sure you are on course, then make sure you complete all the steps and enjoy the journey.

Joe

Change the world – one person can do it – is it you?

Most of us have never heard of John Frederick Parker (1830 – 1890). John was the police officer assigned to guard President Abraham Lincoln. Not only was he negligent, he was probably drunk! He left his post and joined Lincoln’s carriage driver at the Star Saloon, next door to the Ford’s Theater, where Lincoln was watching the play, Our American Cousin.

John Frederick Parker

People who have changed the world

Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) Invented the process of removing germs from milk, the process later called pasteurization, named after him.

Louis Pasteur

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519), was no doubt the father of the European Renaissance, marking the birth of many great discoveries and learning.

Leonardo da Vinci

Harland Sanders (1890 – 1980) was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sanders was retired from the U.S. Postal service and had failed at several jobs before developing his famous chicken.

Harland Sanders

How do you fit in this picture?

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old chief replied; “The one you feed”.

You are what you think you are

“You are what you think all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” Henry Ford

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Proverbs 23:7

” Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”. Philippians 4:8

It all boils down to this. You are what you think you are. Henry Ford was correct. The great King Solomon hit it on the head. You become what you think about.

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”. Napoleon Hill

Conclusion

My precious mother was a school teacher. She instilled in me these words; “You can be anything you want to be. Don’t sell yourself short”.

I have lived by those words for over 80 years and found them to be true. Turn your mind loose…cast off all moorings and sail! Explore new dimensions…conquer new frontiers…explore new lands…think out of the box…operate outside of the envelope.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young… The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young”. Mark Twain

Stay young my friend.

Joe

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Body building – here’s one that actually works!


everyone knows that exercise is important to good health. It may be just a walk in the park or a total workout at the gym, but some form of exercise is needed. A good bodybuilding workout is the best exercise you can get.

It does not matter how old you are, you are never too old to do some exercise. The more strenuous the exercise, the better, but there are limits. Now you are able to do a full workout in your own home and the true beauty is you can take the gym with you!

Welcome Body Boss Home Gym

For me it is a half hour drive to the gym. An hour workout and a half hour back home takes 2 hours out of my day. Now, I can do the same thing in only one hour and never leave my house!

This burns more than calories, it burns excuses. Most people just can’t find the time to do the exercise, or it is just too much of a hassle to get to the gym, or it is too expensive.

Stationary bikes are a great tool, but take up too much room in the average home and are nearly impossible in an apartment. Walking machines often take the place of walking in the park, however, even folded up, takes up room.

What is the Body Boss?

  • Body Boss is a complete exercise system.
  • Body Boss is totally portable. You can take it anywhere you go.
  • Body Boss does not take up any space in your house or apartment. You can put it in a closet!
  • Body Boss comes complete with all the equipment you need, including an instruction book
  • Body Boss gives you BOTH upper and lower body workout.

I like to walk in the park

Be my guest. You can do both. Walking basically only gives you lower body workout. With Body Boss, you get both, plus you can still do your walk in the park and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

During exercise, your muscles need more oxygen, so the heart must speed up to do that, thus increasing your systolic number, which should increase to between 160 and 220. Your dystolic (lower number) usually does not increase during exercise.

By regularly increasing your systolic pressure, you are strengthening your blood vessels as well as your muscles.

You should routinely exercise at least 3 times per week. Thirty minutes to one hour is a normal workout. Rest between the different exercises.

Drink lots of water and breathe deeply. The old adage “no pain, no gain”, is partially true, however, the “pain” threshold should begin to come down the more you exercise. By going a long time between exercise, you will find the pain returning as your muscles atrophy.

Conclusion

You must understand that exercise alone is not enough. You must combine exercise with a good diet. There are many diet plans that you can choose from, however, I like the Mediterranean diet, which you can read about in another post on this website.

The secret is consistency. Be consistent in your exercise program. By all means, walk as well as use your BodyBoss. Drink lots of water, get your fruits and vegetables.

You should be able to enjoy both exercise and eating. Just take time for both. Relax and enjoy the journey and if I can help, please leave me a comment below.

Yours for a great life.

Joe T. White, ThD

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WEALTHY AFFILIATE REVIEW – AN OBJECTIVE REVIEW


Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Website: Wealthyafilliate.com

Price: Free trial. $49 monthly to upgrade to Premium. Highly recommended

Owners: Kyle & Carson

WEALTHY AFFILLIATE

Product Overview: Wealthy Affiliate is an online business designed to train and equip people to set up their own websites. Wealthy Affiliate provides web hosting, domain management, training and support.

The Good & the Bad

The Good:

  • Excellent training.
  • Great support.
  • Upgrade to Premium and you get up to 25 websites hosted.
  • Opportunity to earn a trip to the annual convention in Las Vegas
  • Tools to help get ranked by SEO.
  • Opportunities to earn extra income through online and affiliate marketing.

The Bad:

  • It is easy to get overwhelmed by all the training and information available.
  • It is necessary to upgrade to Premium to get all the benefits.

Who is Wealthy Affiliate For?

While not limited to those seeking extra income, most of the training and information is geared to an online business opportunity.

Wealthy Affiliate Tools & Training

Wealthy Affiliate offers a wide range of training and tools. Examples are:

The training program walks you through the basics of setting up your own websites. The lessons are very detailed in every step of setting up the website. When you have finished each lesson, you are challenged to create a post or a review on your own website.

The training includes getting linked and ranked on Google,

Information about the tools and training here.

Wealthy Affiliate Support

In addition to a multitude of training materials, the company offers immediate support. Support tickets are usually answered in minutes, not days as some do.

There are many forums by the members and staff that offer help and guidance. The membership is great to pitch in and answer questions.

Pricing:

When they advertise that it is free, that’s what it is. The benefits are quite limited on the free account, but it is what it says, free. There is a 7-day trial for Premium so that you can try to see if the amount you pay is worth the amount.

For $49 a month (you can save a considerable amount by paying annually) you can upgrade to Premium, which gives basically unlimited access to all the training and help.

My Final Opinion of Wealthy Affiliate

I must make it clear that I joined Wealthy Affiliate after trying to have a web presence for over 10 years and not having any success. I chose to take the Premium account and paid annually to save money.

I have enjoyed the training and have learned so much that I can honestly say, I have more than got my money’s worth

free website building software – is it free?


There are tons of offers on the internet for free website building. Most of them I have checked are not free. So, what is free? Most of us have heard the phrase, “there is no free lunch.” Unfortunately, that is mostly true

 

Here is something you need to know…try before you buy! Any offer should give you a free trial period that does not require a payment or credit card is a must. If not, run! I want to give you a review on a free website builder.

SiteRubix

I have personally tried many of the “free” website builder sites. I have to confess, I have been totally disappointed with all of them, up until now.

Here are some of my reasons for my disappointment:

  • They weren’t really free. There were “sell ups”, and “upgrades” required in all of them.
  • Most of them offered little or no training.
  • Most of them offered little or no real help or assistance.
  • Few if any offered help from fellow members

That was before I discovered SiteRubix.

Here’s what I found on this site

  1. It is Free. There are no credit cards required and a trial period to actually do a test run.
  2. Support to help me get started with building my own website.
  3. A website that works on cell phones & tablets as well.
  4. Thousands of professional designs and templates.
  5. Partners with Wealthy Affiliate, a most respected internet business.
  6. Multiple features to enhance my web presence.
  7. Backed by powerful technology to make your website secure and productive.

Why do I need a website?

Nowadays a website is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity, even if you are not an entrepreneur. Just for communication alone, a website is a goldmine. If you are in any kind of business, whether it be internet, or a brick and mortar store, a website is a necessity.

Of course, you can certainly hire your website to be built by professionals and there are many good ones. The cost can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on what you want your site to do.

An alternative solution is to build your own website, using a state-of-the-art website builder. Here comes SiteRubix. In literally minutes, you can build a professional looking and working website and for little investment in time and money.

I have personally built several websites, none of which produced the results I wanted and needed. That is until I came across SiteRubix. In the last month, I have built 5 websites using this fantastic tool. One of the features of being a member of Wealthy Affiliate is that I can build and host up to 25 websites!

Try doing that on your own! You had better have unlimited time and deep pockets.

Conclusion

Now you can enjoy the benefits of this great website building software and be a part of a great internet business opportunity. The beauty is that you can join for no cost, no credit card and enjoy a full 7 days to explore on your own and build your own professional looking website. Then and only then, you can decide that you want to go forward. All this without risking a penny.

Alternatively, you can spend days and big bucks trying to do it on your own. Let’s look at the pros and cons of using SiteRubix:

Pros

  1. Cost effective. Cost thousands less than using a professional site builder.
  2. Time Saver. Take minutes instead of days.
  3. Fantastic training and support from Wealthy Affiliate (Premium account)
  4. Support of hundreds of fellow members.
  5. The opportunity of making extra income.

Cons

The training can be intense and often overwhelming if you let it.

 

 

 

 

Wealthy Affiliate – fact or fiction?


If you think that you can spend little time or make no investment and the work is all done for you, dream on! With that said, there are plenty of dishonest people on the internet who will tell you they have found the mother lode. Is Wealthy Affilliate the Promised Land?

I have tried nearly every money making scheme available on the internet and have until I found Wealthy Afilliate, made not one penny on the internet! Since I have the experience, I feel I am qualified to offer an unbiased opinion.  Let’s review Wealthy Afilliate.

Here’s some facts

You need to know what you are getting into. You need to know the principals and everythingn you can about them.

  1. Who are the owners? Kyle Loudon & Carson Lim
  2. Where is the home office? Vancouver Canada
  3. How many employees do they have? Over 25
  4. How many members are there? Currently nearly One and a half million
  5. How long have they been in business? Over 12 years.
  6. Are they members of the BBB? No.
  7. What is the website for Wealthy Affilliate? Click on the name
  8. Is it free? Yes. You will get two websites and a 7 day trial to Premium. Upgrade to Premium for $49 per month.
  9. Is it limited to the USA & Canada? No, currently it’s in 193 countries

What do you get?

You should know and understand exactly what you will get when you join. The best way to show this is to publish the chart directly from Wealthy Afilliate.

There is also the opportunity to pay by the year and save considerable money.

Okay, so what is required of me?

First, you must understand, there are no free lunches! There is no such things as a “quick buck.”  The internet is full of scams and ripoffs and I have been a victim of many of them.

It DOES require some effort to be a success in any venture. Wealthy Afilliate is no exception. You simply must spend the time to build and maintain your website.

You MUST take time to do all of the lessons…that is part of the secret of your success. Wifhout this, you WILL fail, guaranteed. Although WA doesn’t impose any time constraints on you, you must impose some on yourself. You simply must spend the time and effort to make Wealthy Afilliate work.

What’s in it for me?

Good question. Bottom line, it’s up to you.  You will be the one who sets the goals for how much you want to make. How much CAN you make? Really, the sky is the limit…there is no limit to what you can make. Everything will be tied to your amount of time and effort you want to spend. There are no guarntees…none.

If you want to make a small, passive amount, then just do the minimum things and spend the minimum amount of time to make it happen. Don’t stress, just relax and enjoy the journey.

If you want to replace your current income and live off the income you will earn from your website/s (you can have up to 25), they you will have to spend the appropriate amount of time and effort to earn that amount of income.

Now, if you want to learn unlimited income, you have to prepare yourself to spend unlimited time! Again, if you want to get results, you have to spend the time to get them.

Conclusion

Pros

All of the reasons listed above. Keep in mind, I have tried most of them and they just don’t work for me.

Wealthy Afilliate works! The training alone is worth the money. The hosting of up to 25 websites can’t be compared.

It cost you NOTHING to find out for yourself, so there is nothing to lose

Cons

Well, you’ll just have to look at Google. There are a few sore heads there who wanted something for nothing. I’ve checked out their blogs and haven’t found any of them to be accurate.

 

 

 

 

how to change your life in 7 steps – it really works

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t want a better life. How to achieve it is the issue. Let me walk you through the steps.

1. Believe you can change?

  1. Sit down and take a hard look at yourself
  2. What do I think about myself and where I’m at in life
  3. Be real…be totally honest and candid
  4. Before you can know where you’re going, you have to know where you are
  5. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. Lao Tzu
  6. Many people can help you, but it’s up to YOU to do the work

2. What I am I doing wrong?

  1. What are my personal beliefs?
  2. What are my eating habits??
  3. What are my sleeping habits?
  4. Who are my close friends?
  5. What are my work habits?
  6. What do I do in my spare time?
  7. What do I say…what do I allow to come out of my mouth?

3. Let’s get it right

1. I don’t care what your religion is, there IS a higher power. You can’t watch a blade of grass grow, or look up in the sky and see the stars and honestly say, “there is nothing more beyond this life.” Be honest!

2. What do I eat? Am I a junkie or a fast food advocate? See my post on healthy eating to get an idea if you;re eating right. Your meals must be mixed with loads of fruits and vegetables as well as meats (if you are not a vegetarian).

3. How well do you sleep? If you aren’t getting 7 to 8 hours sleep each night, you will soon be sleep deprived. You’ll be sleeping while you drive, or when you work. Go to bed the same time each night and get up the same time each morning.

4. Your friends can determine who you are! We don’t think about the influence our friends have on us. Negative talk leads to negative beliefs. Some friends are toxic! Just that simple. If you have friends who are always negative, divorce them! You won’t rise above your environment of friends.

5. Am I lazy? Am I a workaholic? Either one is a killer. To change your life, you have to change your work ethics. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

6. Are you a couch potato? Do you waste away in front of the “boob tube”? You are burning precious moments of your life while you watch garbage on TV. Stop it! Get a hobby. Volunteer in your community.

7. Jesus told us it’s not what goes IN your mouth, but what comes OUT of your mouth that contaminates us. Watch what you say. Guard your words. I don’t know of anyone who loves to hear foul language.

4. Think your way to a changed life

Just as you are what you eat, you become what you think. It all begins with your thinking. I have heard people refer to “stinking thinking”, or bad thinking.

One of my biggest life changers was when I read the book by Napoleon Hill Think and grow rich. Although it was written nearly a hundred years ago, it is still filled with many timely, life changing ideas. You can order your own copy in the link above.

Another life changing author was Dr. Norman Vincent Peale in his book The Power of Positive Thinking. This book was also a life changer for me. I had the opportunity of sailing from England to New York with Dr. Peale. He just radiated positive energy.

While I’m here, a great author that I enjoyed being with in the Holy Land was Dr. Robert Shuler, who wrote Move ahead with possibility thinking.

I am not selling books, however, I have found these to be great resources and Amazon has great prices on them.

5. Just do it

You can read about it. You can talk about it. You can think about it, or you can do something about it. Unless you make up your mind to begin, you will never begin.

6. Change your environment

Sometimes you just have to change your environment. That could be a room change, a location change or just an attitude change. I work a lot in my den, sitting in a recliner with the laptop on my lap. Sometimes I love to go to the front porch and just work with the open air, sitting in a porch chair.

Often, I just go for a walk with the dog and think about what I want to do. Many times I just walk to the post office and don’t think about anything. Just make a change.

7. Reward yourself

After I have worked on a project and completed it, I like to reward myself. I think about what I would like to do and mull that over in my mind, often for days. Simple things like going out to eat. A good movie is a great reward. Sitting on the porch with my wife, dog and cats, drinking a good glass of wine is as good as it gets!

Just find something that you can look forward to and then do it. Doesn’t have to be expensive. Doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Just enjoy the reward.

Conclusion

I have shown you only a few of the things you can do to change your life. I can’t change your life…only you can do that, but you have to DO IT!

low hanging fruit quote – pick it while it’s ripe!

Introduction

You hear it all the time. Pick the low hanging fruit. It supposedly represents tasks that are easy and bring quick results. Do they? Let’s examine the concept.

What does the quote mean?

As we said above, the concept is a good one. Do the easy task first that will bring the quickest results. There is certainly a lot of satisfaction in seeing instantaneous rewards. Nothing is more refreshing than being able to do a task and see immediate rewards.

There is another side to the coin. There is also the belief that you should “eat the frog”, or do the hard things first, getting them out-of-the-way and then being able to enjoy the rest of the day. Both concepts are good and should both be used.

Let’s look at the process in steps:

  1. First thing in the morning, get your coffee and sit down with your planner or computer and plan your day.
  2. Decide what your “frog” is if you have a difficult task that you really dread to do.
  3. If you have a “frog”, eat that thing first and then move on to the “low hanging fruit.”
  4. If you don’t have a “frog”, then go for the low hanging fruit!
  5. The secret is to decide or plan your day.

Eat the Frog

As we have said, a “frog” is a task, or a job that is unpleasant, or one that you really don’t like to do. So, if you can “eat the frog”, or get it done first thing, then the rest of the day is a piece of cake

What is the advantage of “eating the frog”?

  1. It clears your mind because you have made a decision and the decision is the hardest part.
  2. It gets an unpleasant task out-of-the-way so that everything else is much easier.
  3. It allows you to move on to the “low hanging fruit”, or the easier tasks so that you can finish them today.
  4. It gives you confidence that you can manage your tasks and your day, even the unpleasant parts.

The “low hanging fruit”

Okay, now we’re ready for the good stuff! We’re ready to look at our task list for the day.

  1. First, you should have a task list, one that can be checked off or marked through. I like to mark through them so I can see that I have accomplished something.
  2. Prioritize your list in the order of importance or time.
  3. Begin by picking the tastiest fruit, or the easiest task so that you have a feeling of accomplishment.
  4. Work your way through the tree, filling your basket with completed tasks.
    The rewards of each concept

As you can see from the above paragraphs, there are rewards for doing both. Of course, there are rewards, as we have seen for doing each one. You have to decide and this is part of your planning, just which concept you should adopt for each day. Every day won’t have a frog!

Thank goodness for the low hanging fruit! As you can see, the secret is in the planning. When I was learning to be a pilot, my flight instructor told me to “plan my flight, then fly my plan.” Good advice…plan your day, then follow your plan.

It has been rightly said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Very true advice.

Conclusion

Life is full of choices. The choices you make today will affect your tomorrow and perhaps many days to follow. As you can see, there are advantages to both plans and you have to use both.

Don’t make every day a “frog” day. No one likes a frog every day! Have no more than every other day that you have to “eat the frog”. Make sure you have plenty of “low hanging fruit”, days. Reward yourself frequently.

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean diet for heart health – Having a healthy heart

I doubt anyone would dispute that a healthy heart is the most necessary issue to a healthy body.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

If you want a healthy diet plan, I know of none better than the Mediterranean Diet. There are many versions of it, and there is a free diet cookbook at https://bit.ly/2smQMCh.

You can find Mediterranean Diet menues all over the internet.

All Recipes: https://armagazine.com/2L0q89Q

Cooking Light: https://bit.ly/2siUDAj

Mayo Clinic’s Pyramid

Is the Mediterranean Diet expensive?

No more so than any other diet plan. As a matter of fact, it is usually less expensive, simply because you are just buying produce at the local farmers market, or the local grocery store.

Just look at the chart…simple foods.

Is it difficult?

If you like to cook, it is no more difficult than cooking any other food.

Here’s what the Mayo Clinic says about it:

The Mediterranean diet is a delicious and healthy way to eat. Many people who switch to this style of eating say they’ll never eat any other way. Here are some specific steps to get you started:

  • Eat your veggies and fruits — and switch to whole grains. An abundance and variety of plant foods should make up the majority of your meals. Strive for seven to 10 servings a day of veggies and fruits. Switch to whole-grain bread and cereal, and begin to eat more whole-grain rice and pasta products.
  • Go nuts. Keep almonds, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts on hand for a quick snack. Choose natural peanut butter, rather than the kind with hydrogenated fat added. Try tahini (blended sesame seeds) as a dip or spread for bread.
  • Pass on the butter. Try olive or canola oil as a healthy replacement for butter or margarine. Use it in cooking. Dip bread in flavored olive oil or lightly spread it on whole-grain bread for a tasty alternative to butter. Or try tahini as a dip or spread.
  • Spice it up. Herbs and spices make food tasty and are also rich in health-promoting substances. Season your meals with herbs and spices rather than salt.
  • Go fish. Eat fish once or twice a week. Fresh or water-packed tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring are healthy choices. Grilled fish tastes good and requires little cleanup. Avoid fried fish, unless it’s sauteed in a small amount of canola oil.
  • Rein in the red meat. Substitute fish and poultry for red meat. When eaten, make sure it’s lean and keep portions small (about the size of a deck of cards). Also avoid sausage, bacon and other high-fat meats.
  • Choose low-fat dairy. Limit higher fat dairy products such as whole or 2 percent milk, cheese and ice cream. Switch to skim milk, fat-free yogurt, and low-fat cheese.
  • Raise a glass to healthy eating. If it’s OK with your doctor, have a glass of wine at dinner. If you don’t drink alcohol, you don’t need to start. Drinking purple grape juice may be an alternative to wine.

Conclusion?

Just enjoy a healthy meal and gain a healthy heart. Enjoy the Journey!

 

 

 

 

online business systems – you can be in business for yourself

Everyone dreams of having income coming in without having to work for it – not going to happen!

What is an online business?

  1. Can be a simple website
  2. Can be an affiliate website
  3. Can be a complex multitude of websites
  4. Can be one that is easy to do, yet productive

A simple website

  • It could be a simple Static website
  • Maybe one that is done for you by a friend
  • Perhaps one that is done by an affiliate marketer

Affiliate Website

There is a multitude of opportunities available to you. Literally, hundreds of sites offer to give you a “free” website if you sell their products only.

Most affiliate marketers want you to have your own website built. Many of them will check your content to see if it is compatible with their markets or services.

All will pay you a commission if you sell their products. The products are everything you can think of.

Most affiliate marketers will provide you with a link that is unique to you. It will have code written in so that if someone clicks that link they will be taken to the affiliate site and if they purchase an item or service, you will be paid a commission.

A complex multitude of websites

You could opt to build several websites, perhaps one for each product or service that you want to offer.

You may wish to have a webmaster professionally build your websites and place the content on them. You can spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and still not make money online.

Online or internet marketing can be very complicated and frustrating, as well as expensive.

How about one that is easy to do, yet productive?

Is there such a thing? Like many people, I spent 10 years trying to build the perfect website. I tried a multitude of services and affiliate programs.

I found I wasted a lot of time and money. I was ready to give up, actually, had given up and was ready to delete the one website that I had set up years ago and never did anything but pay several hundred dollars a year to a web hosting company.

Quite accidentally, I stumbled across a site that seemed too good to be true. I began to check them out, reading everything I could find on the internet about them. Of course, I found people who said it was a scam, didn’t work, took their money.

They told me I could have a “free” account and if I wanted more services, I could pay a small amount per month and get all the training I would need to set up at least one profitable website, or even more if I wanted.

A friend once told me; “Cheap is good, free is better”! So, I tried the free one. It was so good, I went for the small monthly amount to go the whole nine yards!

Wow! That’s the best adjective I can use. I now have two websites and plan to build at least two or three more. I have affiliate links on them and my main goal is to provide helpful information and service to others who want the same thing.

The late Zig Ziglar said; “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”.

Conclusion

Ball’s in your court. Here’s the link.