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Living for the dollar

I am currently reading (actually listening to) a book about a very wealthy man in the United States. This man has made deals that would put most in shock. But after looking past the great deal of wealth, awesome business deals, and business ethics. The disturbing part of the book is that he is only doing so for the ultimate dollar. I had a hard time starting to listen to the book again today just because of that fact. I did, and only to learn more about the processes and reasoning behind some… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 15, 2008 at 12:51am — 1 Comment

I'm a Junkie - No Cure Necessary

I was on a lovely date with my wife last night and we went to one of my favorite places so she could get a sense of what I might want as a gift for the holidays. Borders! I love to browse and I buy books and books on CD regularly. Every time I go in I check the magazine racks to see if any new publications have come out. After garbing 3 magazines off the shelf that I wanted to buy because I saw articles which inspired article topics of my own I realized I MIGHT HAVE A… Continue

Added by Kevin Metzger on December 14, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Decompression time

Stress is a constant that we all deal with on a daily basis. We encounter stress from the time the alarm clock goes off then we deal with stress on our commute, at the work place and of course the commute home. Many of us, depending on the age of our children, also have a significant amount of stress at home. Regardless of what our situations are in life, for some reason stress is always there lurking and waiting for us.

One question that I have learned to ask myself… Continue

Added by Celeste & Phil Davis on December 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Magic Formula: Purpose + Passion = Performance

Daniel was a wage slave—chained to his desk fourteen hours a day. But even working those grueling hours, Daniel knew he needed to bring in more income. His family was nearly starving, and not just for food. His wife and kids needed him to be more engaged in their lives. Daniel said, “I knew I needed a change; otherwise, my family was going to give up on me.” So he came up with an idea. Why work for someone else when he had enough contacts to start a business on his own?

Daniel began… Continue

Added by Jay Peroni on December 13, 2008 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Ministry web site name

I want to start a web site that concentrates on applying the wisdom of the bible to everyday life. My focus is college students to adult. The web site will showcase my sermons and podcasts (that will be conversations with specific people on topics that come into the website). It will focus mostly on the wisdom literature and applying it.

Added by Kevin Jones on December 13, 2008 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Do your hands sweat?

I am all about innovation and changing the way we all think. But below is an article about a new product that well lets say I don't understand. Just check it out for yourself:

techshout.com: Thanko, a company known for its innovative products has rolled out a new keyboard. According to FarEastGizmos, the computer peripheral has a built-in fan to keep users’ hands cool.

Many times users’ hands sweat due to the prolonged usage of the keyboard, especially in the humid conditions.… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 13, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

What do you think of this?...

From Fox News Thursday, December 11,2008

Study: 1 in 5 Teens Engaging in 'Tech' Sex


And there are many more stories like this.

Please join us in getting the word out to parents to not be clueless.

Did you know?...

*Every day children are sexually solicited online.

*CyberTipline has received more than… Continue

Added by mynetshepherd.com on December 12, 2008 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

Ice Vending

As you can see I like the vending industry. Its mostly low maintenance and less customer interaction. Another benefit while I plug the industry is that you can put off a big business look while you sit in your "office" at home and count your money.

I found (actually my brother found) a neat opportunity within the Ice Vending, yah I said it Ice Vending. Think of how many times you spent in the parking lot of a gas station or convience store banging a large bag of ice on the ground to get it… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 12, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Uncoachable Coach

I am usually amazed when talking with other coaches, counselors, practitioners and business owner. Many of them come to me because their businesses are not supporting them financially and they have a big lack of clients.

As a coach who coaches with other coaches and business owners to help them build their practices, I have a lot of experience in dealing with some major egos.

The amazing part is that these… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on December 12, 2008 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Coin operated Breathalyzer

I don't know how many of you have been to a bar. Whether you hang out there daily or just every six months. But nevertheless you always see people who are arguing about how drunk they are and how the skinny one is a light weight. Well Better yet here is something that will also save lives. Some have been to the point where they just don't know if they are…

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 12, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Some of you know what a Kiosk is and some do not. Well for those who don't a Kiosk is that small cart like "shop" in isle at the mall. Anyways, I was walking through the mall the other day and saw something that was pretty neat. Someone took a "claw machine" and modified it so that you could have 4 users at once, and made it into a kiosk. It got me thinking about what other types of businesses could be molded in a fashion that they also could be kiosks. Here are some of the benefits and… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 12, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Give Your Body A Break and It Will Heal Itself!

You can see the body's God-Given ability to heal itself when you cut your finger. Blood rushes in and cleanses, then makes a nice "band-aid" scab so the body can send healing fluid in to repair and rebuild the tissue. When the body is finished we usually don't even have a scar! A broken bone will be stronger at the broken point and a splinter will eventually fester and work it's way out.

The same process happens on the inside.
The American Medical Association released a… Continue

Added by Celeste & Phil Davis on December 12, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

My 23rd Birthday.......For the first time in my life I'm dreading it

I turn 23 on December 15th and I have been dreading this day for the past few weeks. Yes I know, I'm still young....trust me I am well aware of this fact. I am so aware that I recognize the fact that I am at an age where I'm no longer considered 'entry-level' but no one is willing to peg me a 'professional' yet.

I want to change the world, and I feel like the last year has been a complete waste of time. I am no closer to figuring out who I am, I am no closer to finding my direction… Continue

Added by Erinn on December 12, 2008 at 3:23pm — 6 Comments

Collect rain water to use for your gardens

While watching public television I saw a demonstration of this product and it impressed me. Cypress Designs builds and sells these systems. The systems cost from $175-$230 self installed. Check them out (http://www.cypressdesigns.com/) I think its a great way to save on the bills and save the environment at the same…

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 12, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Let it Melt! Let it Melt! Let it Melt!

(Sung to the tune of “Let it Snow”)

Call me a curmudgeon…my kids do. I’m of the opinion though that snow is prettiest when viewed from a photo on a warm sunny beach.

And yesterday afternoon was rather harrowing. The check engine light came on while I was running late for a doctor appointment. After getting my knee shot up with cortisone, (Let’s just call it “leg-itis”—a combo of tendonitis and bursitis. Isn’t that fun?)

My shoulder’s trashed too. I should have… Continue

Added by Theresa on December 12, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments

Timing is everything so write it all down!

When building a business, stock portfolio, or a passion. Time is the most important. According to Jerry Kaplan timing is key. He talks about many companies that you see today have evolved and many people have had the same idea. Not only that but other companies have been created prior to, to do the same thing. But the company that survives and is the key market player is the one with the best timing. Many times people… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 12, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

More Vending Ops.

I have posted about Kiosks and other vending machines. If you havn't figured it out by now I like these types of businesses. There great no employees to deal with (not on a small scale, maybe later). Here is a list of machines that businesses are using in the US and some that are not:

- Cell Phone Vending -Cell/Ipod/Etc. Charging

-… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 11, 2008 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Christmas Water

I love this time of year, the cool air, the sometimes snow, the scent of pine and giving.I especially love giving gifts anonymously, I know its strange but when they don't know me and I don't know them I can conjure up different scenerios on how this gift will be meaningful to them.

Each year at the office we do a secret gift exchange to celebrate Christmas. You put your name in the box with 3 gift ideas under $25 so the 'lucky' person who gets you merely has to purchase the gift you… Continue

Added by Deb Ingino on December 11, 2008 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Are your teens stressed?

I caught an interesting show this morning on the Today Show.

Dr. Michelle Borba (Author, Speaker and Educational Consultant) and Dr Melvin Oatis (Clinical Supervisor NYU Child Study Center) were discussing teens and stress.

Now growing up the oldest of 7 children in the Bronx, New… Continue

Added by Deb Ingino on December 11, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Does history repeat itself?

Here is a quote that I found in a book (on GOOGLE BOOKS), that I found interesting:

"The outcome of this management of industrial affairs through pecuniary transactions, therefore, has been to dissociate the interests of those men who exercise the discretion from the interests of the community. This is true in a peculiar degree and increasingly since the fuller development of the machine industry has brought about a close- knit and wide-reaching articulation of industrial processes,… Continue

Added by Chris Spurgeon on December 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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