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December 2009 Blog Posts (108)

Thanks, but No Thanks USPS

If you're trying to do business on your terms rather than on your customers, it may be time to wake up. That is, unless you're happy with where you are now in business.

I'd love your feedback on the length of this video. Every video I shoot is less than two minutes. Was this one too long? What do you… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on December 31, 2009 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

The most overrated day of the year: Tomorrow

Here comes 2010. The year we have been waiting for......since about the time we decided 2009 was all used up. For whatever reason, at some point during the year we label it as what it was........and then start dreaming about how to make the next year something special. And then the next year comes and we are right back in the same boat by Halloween.....another year gone.......or so it seems.

Guess what.....it is still 2009 for another 12+ hours. Today still has PLENTY of value,… Continue

Added by SGT Steve on December 31, 2009 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

Are you playing Mother May I?

Certainly you remember the game. Kids line up abreast and then each take turns asking “Mother, may I take a step forward?” Or “Mother may I take a flying leap?”

And then “mother” would grant permission. (Or not.) The winner would get to be the mother. Being the mother (and wielding control over one’s peers,) was a heady position.

As I think about the New Year, now hours away, I think about how many of us adults are still playing that goofy game.

This occurred to… Continue

Added by Theresa on December 31, 2009 at 7:26am — 4 Comments

Deadlines near—Apply today! $36,000 Potential in Scholarships

In my most recent blog entry, I list three scholarships with a potential $36,000 in scholarship money.

1. Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program, $5,000, $1,000; Deadline: Dec. 31, 2009

2. ScholarshipExpert.com Top Ten List Scholarship, $1,000; Deadline: Dec 31, 2009

3. Talbot Womens Scholarship Program, $30,000, $15,000; Deadline: Jan 2, 2010

To read about these opportunities, check out my blog at… Continue

Added by Mike Turner on December 30, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

At Least Ebenezer Scrooge Saved Money

Everyone remembers Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. There have been about 8,000 different renditions of it, many of which have been on television for the past few weeks (I’m particularly partial to Scrooged, the 1988 comedy starring Bill Murray).

Of all the themes covered during the story, I draw financial connections with the concept of Christmases past, present, and future. For many of the people I meet with, Christmas is always about eight months away – even in… Continue

Added by Derek Sisterhen on December 30, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Are you involved in MLM or a Home Based Business?

Answer our short Google hosted survey, (30 seconds) and receive a pre-release version of Tod Bell's great new inspirational e-book, "Be This, Do That, Get Rich, Guaranteed!"

Tod's experience is transforming! 6 kids, a former missionary and pastor, he went from not knowing how to provide for his growing family to a powerhouse in gathering resources for kingdom purpose!

Visit http://linktoentrepreneurs.com and tell us… Continue

Added by Sherman Mohr on December 30, 2009 at 7:47am — No Comments

Get Over It

Dealing with work related stress. Are you, or do you know someone living with this unnecessary burden? Today we are living in a cut throat society. Sure there are quite a lot of great companies out there. Some with great hours, great pay, and benefits. You also have to realize that these companies have to compete with competition in order to survive. Change is coming, whether you like it or not. The question is, are you ready for it? This is your wake up call. Do not wait for that final hour to… Continue

Added by Patrick Lang on December 30, 2009 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Congrats to one of own 48days buddies for making the Zig Newsletter!!!

Hey Friends,

As you know, when a good friend does something in life that you think is a major accomplishment, you want to tell everyone about it, right? Well, one of our own brothers within our community has done something that is, in my eyes at least, worth bragging about.

Remember that little blog post entitled "Don't Burn Out the Clutch" by our buddy Joel Boggess? Well, I received Zig Ziglar's weekly newsletter yesterday and two or three articles down the page… Continue

Added by Archie Winningham on December 30, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

How to choose the best logo design for your business

How to choose the right logo design for your business

Every company has its own "persona", which is too complex to understand. Every successful logo simplifies by making that complex actuality into a single and uncomplicated statement that can be easily controlled and modified as the time passes.

It is that simple! From the name of your company to your existing competitors, your logo design can be the only means to… Continue

Added by jojiA on December 30, 2009 at 4:07am — No Comments

As parents we all want the best for our children. We provide them with a great education. We teach them about our lives in hopes they won't make the same mistakes we did. We feed them, take care of t…

As parents we all want the best for our children.

We provide them with a great education.

We teach them about our lives in hopes they won't make the same mistakes we did.

We feed them, take care of them, we simply love them.

With the complications of our lives today, there is a lost art of sorts in positioning our children for success. Have you ever met a really gifted, technically perfect individual who really who, while gifted in… Continue

Added by Deb Ingino on December 29, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Free Marketing Tip Using Google

I received this letter from Google last week. If you're not using this marketing strategy you're really missing out. Visit google.com/localbusinesscenter. It's will take about 10 minutes to get listed and it's free.

Click here if you can't see the… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on December 29, 2009 at 9:36am — No Comments

Dolphin - preparing Yoga headstand by strengthening your arms and shoulders

Strengthen your shoulders and arms as preparation vor Shirshasana, Yoga Headstand. You need to strengthen your muscles in shoulders and arms to be able to do headstand - in headstand most weight should be on your elbows. In Yoga Vidya we teach that you should be able to do 8-12 times this dolhin exercise before attempting this headstand. And even if you can't do headstand, you can still get lots of benefits by practicing dolphin. More infos on Yoga on…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 29, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

More...40 Days to a Mind Blowing Marriage!

"I need to think about it."

WHAT!!! He had to think about it? C'mon I had just said yes to making love to him for 60 days!!! What in the heck did he have to think about?

It turns out that he had some of the same questions that I did.

What if we did this?

What if I can't hold up my end of this?

How would this work?

Could I do this?

So, we really had quite a bit to talk… Continue

Added by Tony DiLorenzo on December 29, 2009 at 8:24am — No Comments

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Fed UP - Dealing with Shipping companies in 2010

UPS and FedEx have both set their rates to increase by approximately 5% in January of 2010. It happens every year. Depending on how good your rep is you may or may not hear that much about it. Yet, it happens year after year and if you don't pay much attention, it can have a significant impact on your transportation revenue spend. If your company spends $50,000 per year on shipping and your rate increase is 5% that means that your shipping costs have increased by more than $200 per… Continue

Added by Rob Orr on December 29, 2009 at 7:04am — 5 Comments

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My Interivew With Dan Miller

Podcast Answer Man Episode 140

Dan Miller Interview - Author of 48 Days To The Work You Love

Right Click Here To Download The MP3 Version

Hi, may name is Cliff Ravenscraft and I have been an active member of… Continue

Added by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 29, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

40 Days To A Mind Blowing Marriage!

It’s time we came clean with how we find ourselves writing this blog and even talking about marriage. It all started back in August 2008. Tony and I were about to lead a small group on intimacy and had stumbled across an interview with two couples who had done what would seem virtually impossible. Chandra Mueller had offered her husband 365 nights of intimacy for his 40th birthday and Douglas and Annie Brown had had sex for 101 nights. As we are… Continue

Added by Tony DiLorenzo on December 28, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

"Face" Time

2009 has been a year of challenge for many of us. 2010 is filled with unknowns. Most of us here on 48Days.net are either entrepreneurs or have this as a goal. I would imagine that many of us are facing the challenge of improving our bottom line in the coming months, and we are looking for ways to do just that. During yesterday's sermon at my church I realized that one of the reasons my business is not at its best is the fact that "Face Time" could be improved. In other words, I need to be… Continue

Added by Randy Curtis on December 28, 2009 at 9:42am — 2 Comments


So I asked for the "full sha-bang" package for Christmas and my wonderful Mom and Dad bought it for me. I just finished it and I am a Precisionist. On the values graph I got L - 34, E - 25 (both going above median line) and P - 23, J - 18 (both going down from median line). My highest energy is Loyalty. The profile was almost dead-on in every area.

Added by David Creel on December 28, 2009 at 4:23am — 1 Comment

My Staff Appreciates Me, Even If My Colleagues Don't

Before I begin, I want to thank everyone for the wonderful advice and counsel you responded with on my previous blog post on hating not being appreciated. It did wonderful to lift my spirits. What also lifted my spirits recently is the incredible show of gratitute that my Ivorian staff members recently showed me and my wife at a Christmas party we held for them at our residence in Abidjan.

On December 19… Continue

Added by Dutch Martin on December 28, 2009 at 2:32am — No Comments

I can start a blog here?

Well well. I can post a blog here on my search for a better me. How cool is that? I did not know this was here, I only heard a little bit about it from Dan's podcasts.

Anyway, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Brian Wetter, and I have a decent job making decent money doing decent work as your typical IT guy that deals with networks and firewalls and general computing nonsense.

So what's the problem?

I work all the way up in Chicago and my family lives about 2… Continue

Added by Brian Wetter on December 27, 2009 at 5:35pm — 3 Comments

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