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Google doesn’t want what’s best for us

“[Google] has altered our notions of privacy, tracking what we buy, what we search for online — and even our physical location at every moment of the day. Every business trying to reach mass-market consumer demand online knows that Google is the gatekeeper. […]

Because tools like Google and Facebook have become so essential and because we have almost no choice in whether to use them, we need to consider the role they play in our lives. By giving networks like Google and Facebook control of the present, we cede our freedom to choose our future.”

+++ SEARCH +++ ENGINE +++ NEWS +++ TICKER +++

  • Google does not use the geo meta tags on your web pages.
  • Bing testing Google-like search header at top of search results.
  • Google testing ad tag placement in Google Local Packs.
  • Google tests “topics” search refinements.
  • Google has updated the list of reasons for reporting inappropriate business photos.
  • Facebook: addressing cloaking so people see more authentic posts.
  • Google still ignores last-modified meta tag.
  • Google won’t share the number of search quality algorithms.

source:  taken from an email message, I’d received 08/15/2017

BUSINESS IDEA: Work From Home Ask Me How!


Referral Service

Startup Costs: $2,000 – $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home.
Part Time: Can be operated part-time and full-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? Yes

If you’re the one everybody in your circle calls for help when they’re trying to find a good doctor, attorney, plumber or cleaning service, and if you love being on the phone, then a referral service could be the business for you. You can specialize in one area or several, depending on your preferences and the size of your town. You might run an attorney referral service, matching callers to specialists in family, real estate or criminal law; a physicians’ service matching up potential patients with pediatricians, cardiologists, and other healthcare specialists; or a homeowners’ network, referring consumers to plumbers, painters, and cleaning and lawn care services. Keep in mind that most areas have attorney and physician referral services through local bar associations and hospitals–if you want to compete with these, you’ll have to come up with a special niche that will bring consumers to you. You can also specialize in travel and tours, entertainment, apartment rentals, babysitters, real estate agents, bridal services–just about any service that people need help with. You can also run your referral service online instead of on the phone–or do both. The choice is yours. The advantages to this business are that you get to spend all day on the phone and you get to talk to lots of interesting people. It’s a good idea to have some background or experience in the type of referrals you’ll specialize in. You’ll thoroughly screen the businesses on your list, finding out how they work and what they do best, then checking references so you know you’re referring consumers to only the best, which means you’ll need good communication and people skills.

The Market

Your customers will be both the businesses on your list and consumers who call in to get referrals, so you’ll conduct your marketing campaign in two stages. First, investigate the business people you’d like on your list. If they check out well, send them a sales letter or contact them by phone and explain that you would like to include them in your service. Sell them on the benefits. When you get a good list of referrals worked up, you’ll need to attract consumers’ attention so you can give your businesses their money’s worth. The best way to go about this is to place prominent ads in the Yellow Pages under each category where people might look–if you’re doing homeowner referrals, for instance, you’ll want to place ads under lawn care, cleaning services, plumbing and the like. You can also place service ads in the classified sections of your local paper and post fliers where your target consumers will see them. If you’re referring babysitters, put them up at kid-oriented areas like karate and dance academies, day-care centers, public libraries, and parks. And don’t forget churches and supermarkets for any type of referral service.

Needed Equipment

You’ll need a computer and database software capable of handling all the businesses on your list and a two-line phone with a telemarketer-type headset so your ears don’t get sore. If you can’t afford a computer for starters, you can get going with a good handwritten list and purchase your electronics later. Of course, if you’re going with an online service, you’ll have to have the computer as well as a good Web site.

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If you work as hard at the task you desire to do as the task you must do, you will go places.

Going into your future is not a choice. It, the future, will come to you whether you are ready or not. Those who are prepared usually have a more desirable future than those who are not.

Preparing for your future or not is entirely up to you. Nobody can do it for you. To prepare is a choice. Making the right choices and planning for the future is a developed skill. It is easy to learn this skill but few people do it. Most people do not plan well for the future because they don’t understand its value.

My Personal Thoughts:

It’s been said that you should always work at two jobs simultaneously: the one you have and the one you desire. When you work as hard at the task you want to do as the task you must do, you are preparing yourself for the future. You are learning skills that will enable you to grow beyond your present position and into your boss’s job and your boss’s boss’s job. When the time comes, you’ll be ready. When you’ve mastered one task, don’t rest on your laurels. Instead, begin immediately to think about the future, about how you can improve what you’re doing now, and what you can learn that will allow you to progress in the future. Ours is a knowledge-based economy in which intellectual property is worth far more than physical goods. To succeed today requires continuous learning; staying current in your field means a lifetime of study in our fast-paced world.

The right sort of actions require no embellishment of words

One of the most common mistakes is making excuses to explain why we do not succeed. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people in the world — those who do not succeed — are excuse-makers. They try to explain their action, or inaction, with words. When you succeed, accept the congratulations of others with good grace; when you fail, take responsibility for your actions, learn from your mistakes, and move on to more constructive things. When your actions are appropriate in every circumstance, you will never feel the need to explain them with words. Your actions will say all that needs to be said.



Are you living the life you’ve always wanted to? Or have you settled into the status quo?

Most of us have a subconscious idea of what we think we deserve. And when life does not represent what we think it should be like, we experience frustration and discontent, which can spur us into action to make a change.

But this can work in reverse as well. So many of us end up sabotaging our success. What happens is, we start thinking that we deserve better, and we drop right back down to where we think we should be – in our careers, our finances, our relationships, our health, our general sense of well-being.

What if you took active control of your mind and redirected your focus on making your life a masterpiece? What if you reprogram the way you think to design a life that gives you fulfillment, joy, and passion?

Your mind is the key to success. And if you want to live the life you desire, then it’s time to decide, to commit and to resolve. Because it’s not what we can do in life that makes a difference, it’s what we will do. And there’s no better time to take back control of your mind and set your sights on something better right now.

Failure seems to be nature’s plan for preparing us for great responsibilities

Success often lays just the other side of failure

If everything we attempted in life was achieved with a minimum of effort and came out exactly as planned, how little we would learn — and how boring life would be! And how arrogant we would become if we succeeded at everything we attempted. Failure allows us to develop the essential quality of humility. It is not easy — when you are the person experiencing failure — to accept it philosophically, serene in the knowledge that this is one of the life’s great learning experiences. But it is. Nature’s ways are not always easily understood, but they are repetitive and therefore predictable. You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement.

Thought of the day: “We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes. We always think of failure as the antithesis of success, but it isn’t.”

Audrey Parkeranswers: "Why are Failures More Meaningful Learning Experiences than Successes?"

Would love to know what YOU think?

Mwalimu thought of the Day

Quitting


No man or woman is ever whipped, until he quits — in his own mind.     

 


I’m not sure how long she’ll keep this video up but I just wanted to share one person’s struggle shelves been having with whether or not she want to quit YouTube. She just wants to be successful and it causes her to be very hard on myself. I hope others can relate to this video.

Solution/Answer: Don’t compare yourself with others,
true, you never really know where you are going to end up.

If you have no major purpose, you are drifting toward certain failure.

Not having a major purpose for your life is like trying to navigate without a chart. You may eventually get somewhere you like, or you may drift aimlessly, always hoping to find — but never finding — the place where you would like to be. As you grow as a person, so will your major purpose. It is the natural order of things that, when you reach the top of one mountain, you will look around for higher peaks to climb. In life, either you are moving forward or you are going backward. When you plot your course carefully and thoughtfully, you can ensure that you are going in the right direction.

Find out how to get production up, and it will drag you and a bigger paycheck along with it.

It’s common knowledge that the person who knows the most about how to improve the productivity of any job is the person who holds that job. Why is it, then, that we are often reluctant to offer suggestions for improvement? Perhaps we’ve seen too many layoffs and reorganizations to trust the cracker-barrel wisdom that our goal should be to work ourselves out of a job — so that we can move on to a bigger and better position. Nevertheless, the old wisdom is still sound. If you find a way to do things better, faster, or cheaper, you increase your value to your employer. You will be asked to participate in planning sessions and quality circles because you’ve demonstrated that you know how to make things work more efficiently. It’s inevitable that you will be promoted, because you will become one of those exceptional employees who are too valuable to lose.

One of the most wonderful things about life is…

One of the most wonderful things about life is that we are all unique with different levels of intelligence, interests, aptitudes, and desires. How dreadfully dull it would be if we all wanted to be nuclear physicists — or bakers. But, regardless of the gifts, we may have received at birth and whichever skills we may have since developed, we all have the capability to be the best at what we do.

Being the best is strictly a reflection of your attitude and your desire. Whether you are a salesperson, an executive, a secretary, or an assembly-line worker, you have the capacity to be as good as you choose to be. When you become outstanding at what you do, you will discover greatly increased demand for your services. When you become the best in your line of work, you may be asked so often to help other “sheep” that you will soon own your own “flock.”

Norman Brown In My Life
source: youtube

Democrats Are Suing Trump Over His Conflicts Of Interest

Published on Jun 8, 2017
A group of House and Senate Democrats are finally making a move to hold Donald Trump accountable for his constant conflicts of interest, and they plan on suing the President over his refusal to relinquish control over his businesses and to stop intentionally profiting off of his office of the presidency. If he doesn’t, then he needs to remember that the word “impeachment” is being thrown around by a lot of people in this country right now.

What Do you think? #shouldtrumpbeimpeach