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Not Easy Being Me!

Not Easy Being Me
So Mum and Dad what can I said
I grow and change now everyday
Trying to find out who I am and where I fit in
Looking for answers but where do I begin
You see these changes in me and yet you still don’t understand
Its support I need right now not that back of your hand

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The Beauty of the Heart

The beauty of the heart is the lasting beauty: its lips give to drink of the water of life. Truly it is the water, that which pours, and the one who drinks. All three become one when  your talisman is shattered. That oneness you can’t know by reasoning. by Rumi

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The Outside Does Not Work

We are born from the light within to make a difference Given birth and life to add to our world Curiosity, creativity, all natural in seeking new ways Maturity in life, to be better at all things We meet the light only to be captured by the dark We leave the dark only to enter back into the light Seeing for a short time both sides in a balance of life The darkness grows stronger, by greed, corruption and failing minds Mankind forever changing the balance The light struggles to stay light and show a better way We have choice, we think, yet pressured to surrender to the dark We have free will to make a difference in our balance Go within and find your light For the outside does not work  

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Networking –What have you got to say?

I shared with you two blog post of extracts from Harvey Mackay book entitled ‘DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY- THE ONLY NETWORKING BOOK YOU’LL EVER NEED.  I thought I would share some of his quotes contained within his book.   Some of them may strike a chord with you. Like any new behaviour, the more you practice the skills of networking, the easier it gets. Up the proverbial creek?  If you’ve got a network you’ve always got a paddle. No matter how smart you are, no matter how talented, you can’t do it alone. Networking may not be rocket science, but studies prove it works for rocket scientists. Your car just gets you to work. Your network can determine whether or not you’ve got work to get to. Before you meet new people, before you make that call, do your homework.  Find that common ground.  Determine where their needs and interest lie.  Make that connection. It does not matter how they remember you, but it’s more important that they do remember you. Your best network will develop from what you do best. People aren’t strangers if you’ve already met them.  The trick is to meet them before you need their help. Networks may not be for members only, but they are surely for members first. Keeping a Rolodex is a lot like getting dressed in the morning.  It doesn’t matter so much how you do it, it just matters that you do it. There are no dead-end jobs.  There are only dean-end people.  If you build a network, you will have a bridge to wherever you want to go. In networking, you’re only as good as what you give away. It takes years to become an overnight success. The wise person isn’t the one who makes the fewest mistakes.  It’s the one who learns the most from them. In a world where information jobs and even whole companies are transient, only your network is permanent.  Safeguard it. Just because you are not working doesn’t mean nobody’s talking about you. You don’t have to have the resources of a national treasury to strike gold as a networker. Two things people never forget: Those who were caring to them when they were at a low point, and those who weren’t.  Elevators go up and down Are you building your network? Check out rapidtimenetworks.com

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What is a network?

I shared with you last Thursday a blog post of an extract from Harvey Mackay book entitled ‘DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY- THE ONLY NETWORKING BOOK YOU’LL EVER NEED.  I thought I would share another extract from a different Chapter. Chapter Title – What is a network? A network provides a path, a way of getting from point A to point B in the shortest possible time over the least possible distance. To expand on that a bit, it’s finding first whom you need to get, what you need in any given situation and then helping others do the same. Networking is a way of connecting the dots between A and Z without having to go through C, D, E……W, X and Y. In other words, a network is geodesic rather than pyramidal.  In a network, the interconnecting links can be lateral, vertical, or diagonal.  Each link is no more or no less important than another.  The whole structure is designed to minimize the distance between any one point and another.  Each part reinforces the others.  A network is an organized collection of your personal contacts and your personal contacts’ own networks. Networking is finding fast whom you need to get what you need in any given situation and helping others do the same. Are you building your network? Check out rapidtimenetworks.com When two people exchange dollar bills, each has only one dollar. When two people exchange networks, they each have two networks.

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Networks, are you building yours?

I thought I would share with you an extract from Harvey Mackay book entitled ‘DIG YOUR WELL BEFORE YOU’RE THIRSTY- THE ONLY NETWORKING BOOK YOU’LL EVER NEED.  This book contains many great chapters and important take ways to support you in building your network.  It’s never too late to start. Chapter Title – SIX CONCLUSIONS TO BEGIN The New York Times ran a series of front page articles on the devastating effects of downsizing on American workers. Since 1979, more than 43 million jobs have been lost in America (given that this book was first published in 1997, with confidences I would say this figure has increased dramatically). Though a greater number than that have been added, many are at lower pay.  Among those who have been laid off and have found new jobs, two- thirds are earning less. When I finished reading the articles I came to the conclusions: 1.Talent alone will not save you in today’s economy. 2.The traditional advice – more training and education – will not save you. 3.The government will not save you. 4.No matter how self reliant, dedicated, loyal, competent, well educated and well trained you are, you need more than you to save yourself. 5.You need a network.  You need your network.  Every day.  A network will help you deal with some of life’s minor annoyances as well as you most challenging problems. Your network can provide role models, advise you, comfort you, provide you with financial assistance, intellectual and social resources, entertainment, and a ride to work in the morning. Without it, you’ll have a hard time finding a client, making a sale, seeking a job, hiring the right employee. To say nothing of the personal stuff, like locating a competent doctor, buying a house, or deciding on a nursery school for your kids. If I had to name the single characteristic shared by all the truly successful people I’ve met over a lifetime, I’d say it is the ability to create and nurture a network of contacts. 6.I would share what I had learned from a lifetime of networking. No matter how smart you are, no matter how talented, you can’t do it alone. Are you building your network?  Check out rapidtimenetworks.com  

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You are not the smartest person in the room.

Thought I would share this extract piece written by  David Weinberger As knowledge becomes networked, the smartest person in the room isn’t the person standing at the front lecturing us, and isn’t the collective wisdom of those in the room. The smartest person in the room is the room itself: the network that joins the people and ideas in the room, and connects to those outside of it. It’s not that the network is becoming a conscious super-brain. Rather, knowledge is becoming inextricable from — literally unthinkable without — the network that enables it. Our task is to learn how to build smart rooms — that is, how to build networks that make us smarter, especially since, when done badly, networks can make us distressingly stupider. My question to you is, are in you in the right networking room?

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Take My Hand

Take My Hand Come! Take my hand Come fly with me I’ll show you the world I’ll show you my soul Both left bare in brazen beauty Valleys and mountains high to low Feel it! The exhilaration The extraordinary sensation of losing yourself to the moment Will you let me take you? We can preview a next world One full of adventures Full of sunshine and wonders! We’ll sit on white beaches watching the suns of our past Come! Take my hand Come fly with me Given with kind permission by Author Morgan Davis Morgan is a beautiful young artist and writer completing her High School studies in Kelowna BC Canada.  Thank you Morgan for sharing you beautiful work with us.  

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Staying in Touch

Staying in touch with your Customers/Clients – regularly asking why they like doing business with your organisation. Staying in touch with your Employees – regularly asking why they like working in your organisation. Staying in touch with your Product Development – regularly asking is this the best product for the organisation. All makes good business sense – staying in touch

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Message from a Hostel –God Save Queen

Alistair I just heard on the radio that the Queen was in Ireland all week.  Radio ga ga Radio gu gu, Nora, where were they playing?  No Alistair the Queen was visiting Dublin and did you know she is 85 years old.  I want to live forever – I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike. They held a big dinner for her at Dublin Castle last night.  All the who’s who were there, Alistair.  Wow Nora Under pressure – another one bites the dust, Alistair I am serious it was the Queen of England not the band. Hey Nora, all those who’s who do you think your man Joe and his Missus from three doors up were at the dinner?  Be the hooky Alistair you could be right.  I would say Nora that’s why they header off you know. It’s great Nora the Queen visiting Ireland, fair play to her -a great Lady.

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