Is Self-Improvement Different For Women Than Men?

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This article is the starting point for self-Improvement. Is Self-Improvement different because of your sex?  Self-improve has become mainstream conversation in recent years, it seems to be showing up in articles almost everywhere. Almost everyone should work on their self-confidence, happiness, career, finances, relationships, home and health. Wherever you may be, whatever your situation, you should work on self-improvement.Get ready to change your life! Set up a program and start working on it.  You can reach your full potential and create the success you deserve. There is no quick fix; the road to change is not an easy one. For this to work you must commit to and dedicated yourself to bring new changes of improvement into your life.  I suggest you take it one step at a time, the greater the commitment the longer the journey.Ask yourself is self-improvement any different for women than for men?  My answer is yes and no.  However both male and females differ physically and the fact is that a woman does have circumstances that are different from those of the man, when it comes to self-improvements they are basically the same.

Have you ever though that some men and women are born leaders?  The answer to that is no, being positive and staying positive is a choice for both men and women. One must stay positive if we are to improve ourselves. Building self-esteem and drawing lines for self-improvement is a choice, not a rule. Leaders and positive thinkers are not born they are made out of the desire for self-improve. If you want to be a leader you have to develop a burning desire for self-improvement and stay with it.

Your changes must come from inside. Your work won’t improve unless you improve regardless what your sex may be. Your relationships won’t improve unless you improve. Society won’t change unless the people in it change, meaning you. You are the only person you can change. While self-improvement is not contagious, a change in you can influence a change in others.

Now it is time for you to start putting the puzzle together for self-improvement?  First be positive. Second be contented and most of all stay happy. Don’t forget to be appreciative.  Never overlook the opportunity to compliment someone.

A positive way of life will help you build a higher self-esteem, let this be your starting point for self-improvement. Turn loose your resistance, don’t procrastinate.  Find your internal motivation then move forward toward with your self-improvement. Discover your inner self and explore your own personal powers.

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This article is the starting point for self-Improvement. Is Self-Improvement different because of your sex?  Self-improve has become mainstream conversation in recent years, it seems to be showing up in articles almost everywhere. Almost everyone should work on their self-confidence, happiness, career, finances, relationships, home and health. Wherever you may be, whatever your situation, you should work on self-improvement.

Get ready to change your life! Set up a program and start working on it.  You can reach your full potential and create the success you deserve. There is no quick fix; the road to change is not an easy one. For this to work you must commit to and dedicated yourself to bring new changes of improvement into your life.  I suggest you take it one step at a time, the greater the commitment the longer the journey.

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BILLBOARD CASH FLOW MACHINES

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It is time to get back in the game, there is still at least one business out there that is still making money and that is outdoor billboard advertising. Outdoor advertising is an annual  multibillion billion dollar business. Money markets, stocks and bonds, real estate you are just treading water and in many cases you are losing ground against inflation. I am sorry to say they don’t cut it in today’s economy.  You need to consider adding an alternative investment to your portfolio consider outdoor billboards it can improve your ROI (return on investment) dollars.

Did you know “Digital Billboards” in a great location can produce 6 to 10 times the revenue of a standard static billboard in the same location? Have you ever had a ROI on an investment on a $400,000.00 to $600,000.00 Investment produced $48,000.00 to $80,000.00 per month? Can your bank do that? Stocks and Bonds? Do the math and then contact me, I want to find and build you a  “Digital Cash Flow Machine”.


“A few years ago I was one of those people who said digital would never work. You have to prove something to me first, I am from “Old School when it comes to Outdoor Advertising”. Over the past few years I have watched outdoor digital technology improve each year, as it improved it caught the ad agencies and advertisers. I watched the images change to sharper and more colorful images. It was finally a Wall Street firm who convince me this was the future of outdoor advertising when they offered me a partnership in a national digital billboard network. The demands today for digital billboard advertising space is incredible, they actually do make great returns on investments! The secrete is placing your digital billboard in the right location and that is when you need to direction of an experienced Billboard Consultant.” 

 


Like any normal investment this it is about bottom line, return on investment. These digital billboards really work like they said, they worked so well I coined the phrase and name for them “Cash Flow Machines” because that is what they are.  The returns on investment are incredible and vary from location to location. My company can help you find the right billboard location,  this is one of the many services my company offers. We can can help you find and develop the billboard location that is right for you. We are a turnkey billboard development company and we are there every step of the way from the beginning stages of development to the finish product. We will also show you how to set up and jump start your new outdoor billboard advertising business.

Check out my website then contact me if you have questions on how to get started.
For more information e-mail me Tom Gunter at TopGunUSA@aol.com and check out my web site for Billboard Brokers of America at. http://www.billboardbroker.com

 

9 STEPS TO LIVING ABUNDANTLY

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Many of us are bowed down by life, stressed, short of time, tired, on a treadmill, knowing that this isn’t the way to live, but not knowing how to free ourselves up to live more fully, more abundantly. There are simple things we can do, they don’t take time or money, they take a change of attitude. Here are 9 of them.

1. Being totally financially honest. If you are not honest, this implies that there is not enough for you to have everything you need without dishonesty.

2. Creating a vacuum so that more good things can flow into it. Don’t fill your life up with things you don’t really want. Ask yourself if you want each thing before you buy it. Don’t have abundant rubbish, live abundantly by seeking out the things and experiences that work for you in your core being.

3. Tithing is often associated with religion, but it is also possible to tithe in a non-religious context. This seems a really important aspect of living abundantly, every time you freely give money away, you are implying that you are confident that more will come,  this is a big positive affirmation with a lot of power behind it. The traditional amount is 10% of your income. I’ve recommended this to lots of people, and they’ve told me that when they do this and magically they seem to have more. I started with 10% but now I’ve increased it, because I’ve seen that the more I give away the more I get back, and the happier and more abundantly I live.

4. Being grateful for what you already have, focusing on the good that is already in your life. It’s easy to think about what you don’t have, spend some time each day thinking about what you have. Start each day by thinking of 5 things that you are grateful for and express this out loud.

5. Resentment, jealousy, envy and self-pity interfere with the free-flow of abundance. If you are jealous or envious of someone, it implies that what they have is not available for you to have also

6. Forgiving those that have wronged you is part of living abundantly. Holding on to your anger, however justifiable it may seem, keeps you stuck in the past, rather than going forward into a better future. If it’s difficult to let go of your negative feelings, try writing a letter expressing all your anger, hurt or envy. Write until you can write no more, and then burn it.

7. Being able to receive from other people. Being able to receive is healthy, but many people find it difficult. You may need to practice receiving. Think of the pleasure you get in giving. By not receiving generously you are denying other people the pleasure of giving.

8. Realize that in general ‘good luck’ plays a very small part in people’s life. If you put your faith in good luck, then you have to accept the possibility of bad luck too.  People who put their faith in ‘good luck’ often spend their lives waiting for things to happen. People who don’t believe in luck go out and make things happen.

9. Believing that there is enough money, food, love, etc. in the world to meet everyone’s needs to live abundantly. I left this one until the last, because it can be very hard to believe when faced with war and starvation in the newspapers and on the TV, but a lot of this anger and need is caused because people who have do not believe they have enough, because they substitute money and food for all the other abundance of life. Do your bit to correct that imbalance and start living a life that recognizes there are inequalities and shortages, but recognizes that we can correct that so we all have what we need.

7 SIGNS OF AN ENTREPRENUER

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Cover of Start Your Own Business

How do you know if you have what it takes to start a business? There’s really no way to know for sure. But I do find things in common among the emotional and family fabric of people ready to consider an entrepreneurial venture.Do you have the right personality type to successfully run your own business? It takes an entrepreneurial fire in you to make a business, not everyone has it.

How do you know if you have what it takes to start a business? There’s really no way to know for sure. But I do find things in common among the emotional and family fabric of people ready to consider an entrepreneurial venture.

You don’t have to fit all seven of these categories to be a good candidate for entrepreneurship. But it probably wouldn’t hurt. In general, the more you have in common with these characteristics, the closer you probably are to being ready to try going out on your own.

1. You come from a line of people who couldn’t work for someone else. I don’t mean that in a negative way. People who are successful at establishing their own business tend to have had parents who worked for themselves. It’s usually easier to get a job with a company than to start your own business; people who strike out on their own often have the direct example of a parent to look to.

2. You’re a lousy employee. No need to sugar-coat this one. People who start their own businesses tend to have been fired from or quit more than one job. I’m not saying you were laid off for lack of work or moved from one job to a better-paying one. You were asked to leave, or you quit before they could fire you. Think of it as the marketplace telling you that the only person who can effectively motivate and manage you is yourself.

3. You see more than one definition of “job security.” I am truly envious of the few people I know who have stayed with one employer for 25 or 30 years. They look very secure. But how many people do you know who are able to stay with one company for that long? In a rapidly changing economy, job security can be frighteningly fleeting.

4. You’ve gone as far as you can go, or you’re not going anywhere at all. Sometimes the motivation to start a new venture comes from having reached the top of the pile where you are, looking around, and saying “What’s next?” Early success can be wonderful, but early retirement can sometimes drive energetic and motivated people totally crazy.

5. You’ve done the market research already. Don’t even talk to me about your great business idea if you haven’t put the time into figuring out if there’s a market for your product or service. As the people behind any number of failed Internet ventures will tell you, “cool” doesn’t necessarily translate into “profitable.” Don’t bother building it if you haven’t figured out whether there’s a good chance the customers will come.

6. You’ve got the support of your family. Starting a business is stressful under the best of circumstances. Trying to do it without the support of your spouse or other significant family members or friends would probably be unbearable.

7. You know you cannot do it alone. You might excel at promoting a business. Maybe you love running the financial end of the enterprise. You could be someone who starts a business because you have unique creative or technical know-how to create a product. Any of the above is possible, but it’s unlikely that you are going to excel at all of these tasks or at all of the tasks involved in running any business. Forget all that doing it alone stuff. You are going to need some help sometime.

The willingness to get that help, having employees, partners or consultants for those areas in which you are not an expert is one indicator of likely future success. No successful entrepreneur has ever succeeded alone, the person who is most capable of enlisting the support of others is the most likely to succeed.

Desire, Fuel for success: How to Keep it Alive and…

The Heart's Desire

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What is it that makes one man go where others don’t dare tread? And that keeps him going even when the odds seem so insurmountable? When others around him expect the worst, and obstacle upon obstacle, cause him to wonder if perhaps, just perhaps, everybody might be right and he may be crazy?

That my friend is what is called DESIRE! Desire is one of the strongest emotions, and one of the greatest forces man has ever known. When harnessed properly it will give you everything you have ever wanted! Desire is the Fuel for success.
Just as a car or any other automobile needs fuel to keep going, a man’s desire is what drives him and will ultimately determine if he will hold that prize at the end of the race. The thing that determines why the one person does and the other doesn’t is not physical ability or the lack thereof, but desire and or the absence thereof.

It is said where there is a will there is a way, but what isn’t said is that the will doesn’t exist by itself and of itself. It is fuelled by desire. If you have lost your desire for whatever it is you want, you have lost the Race.

Desire doesn’t reason or justify. All it wants is satisfaction. It is not concerned with how you bring it about. Desire, like most things is not something you are born with. It is a force and power which can be induced through the senses such as sight, hearing and smell. Let me give you an example.

When you see a beautiful woman or man, it does something to you. It triggers a power or force that will either die a natural death, or will become a raging fire.

That depends on what you do with it from that point onwards. Now, I used the example of being attracted to either a man or a woman, but desire is not limited to that. You can desire a big house, a car or desire to travel the world. However this will not mean much, until you crystallize this desire into something tangible, something you can see, hear, smell or touch.

So, to induce desire for whatever it is you want, you have to introduce the object of your desire, to your senses. The more you see something, the stronger your desire for that thing will become.

Let’s take the example of a beautiful woman or man again. If he or she has made enough of an impression on you, you would want to see that person again, right? But if you leave it to chance you may or may not see him or her again. In the event you don’t, the feelings will likely die a natural death.

But let’s say, you see that person again and again, what do you think will happen? That’s right! The feelings you have will become stronger.

So what you need to do is to introduce the object of your desire to your senses, not once or twice but again and again and again.

If you can, physically touch and smell and experience the object of your desire. If you desire wealth, go to the places that are symbols of wealth and get the feeling of wealth.
This can be places like expensive restaurants or five-star hotels. If you can afford it, book a room or a suite, even if it’s just for one night.
If you don’t have a lot of cash just go there and book a table. Order a cup of coffee or something else which isn’t too expensive. I’m sure you get the picture. Do this over and over and you’ll find that your Desire gets stronger and stronger.

You can apply this to anything and you will find that your desire burns stronger than ever.

If you know someone who is wealthy, approach the person and offer to assist with anything, free of charge. Most people will appreciate this gesture. Some might even take you along to places they go and may even introduce you to their circle of friends.
Alternatively go to a Dealership that sells expensive cars and just sit in one of the cars in the show room. Experience the feeling of wealth. Touch the expensive leather and wood, smell it. You can do this as often as you like. The more you do it the higher your desire will be. Do all this in addition to your other efforts to accomplish your goal.

If you cannot physically go to the places I’ve mentioned, you can get these places and objects to come to you. Looking at pictures is another good way to increase your desire and it doesn’t cost you anything, other than a little effort.

You see, your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between a real and imagined experience. It will accept whatever is imprinted upon it, and will start attracting that condition in terms of the people and circumstances that you need to satisfy Your Desire!

There are thousands of magazines that have pictures of the object you desire. Here’s what I have done and what you can do too. Cut out some pictures that vividly depict the thing you want and paste it all over your room or office. Position some of the pictures in such a way that it is the first thing you see when you wake up or come into that room, and the last thing you see when you leave or fall asleep.

Here is a final thought. Desire alone will not accomplish your goals for you, it is just the Fuel. Imagine a car with fuel but no engine. Or a car that has fuel and an engine but no wheels. It won’t go anywhere. The same goes for someone who only has desire.

This by the way describes about 90% of all the people in the world, who only desire things but are not prepared to do what it takes to get what they want.

ARGUING DIMINISHES MIND POWER

Have you ever caught yourself arguing just to argue? It’s a great way to hone your debating skills – and diminish your mind power!

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Have you ever noticed that arguments are rarely “won?” Even if you think you won an argument, what did you win? If there really is a loser, he at least learned something, right? What did you get? Ego satisfaction, debating practice, and diminished mind power.

Arguing Diminishes Mind Power?

There are times when things need to be debated, but most of the time, it really isn’t productive. Do you want to argue the point? What do you get from a useless debate, and more importantly, what do you lose?

One thing is certain. A person listening to arguments can learn something from both sides, but what about the participants? If your opponent makes a really good point, do you say, “Hey, you’re right!” or do you more often just look for a better argument?

Arguing too much gets you in the habit of looking for arguments more than for truth.

You also get deeper into your thinking ruts the more you defend a position. In a rut and ignoring the truth? If that doesn’t sound like it’s good for mind power, it’s because it isn’t.

Mind Power From Listening

If you say the moon is closer, and I say the sun is, one of us has to be right. If you say nurture is more important, and I say nature is, we’re both right. The first argument has clearly defined terms. This isn’t common, and even here, what’s the point of arguing?

In the second example, our arguments have to do with values and experiences. We’ve seen different things in life, and we could spend a lifetime defining “important,” or I could shut up and listen. My mind becomes more powerful with the addition of your ideas and knowledge. Listening is the better way.

To break the habit of arguing, purposely ask for peoples opinions, and listen without saying anything. You can ask them to clarify, but don’t offer one contrary idea. Do this enough, and you’ll be surprised how much you learn. Some of us are also surprised by how difficult this simple technique can be, but it works.

How To Invest Like A Billionaire

I was doing research on billionairs when I ran across this article IHere is an in Forbes I though I would pass along to my readers.

Dean White, 83, started building his billion-dollar billboard business in his teens, selling signs for his mother and father while in high school. After a stint at the University of Nebraska and graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, White took over his family’s Whiteco Industries in 1946 and spent the next 50 years buying up a mix of conservative (billboards, apartments) and cyclical (hotels, construction) assets before selling the billboard division to Chancellor Media for $960 million.

Today he’s worth $1.4 billion and ranks 278th on the Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest citizens. These days White says he is giving equal weight to conservative and cyclical investments to get the best return on his cash.

On the conservative side of his portfolio, White is still invested in signage. With partners he owns and operates a Chinese billboard outfit, Whiteco Qingyu, which owns 550 billboards worth $95,000 each. He says he’d eventually like to get back in the U.S. market. White recommends investors by buy shares in a billboard company, such as Lamar Advertising (nasdaq: LAMRnews people ), which owns 150,000 billboards in the U.S. and Canada.

Invest Like A Billionaire: Read Dean White’s Investment Tips

White also owns a slew of apartments. “You don’t have the ups and downs in apartments that you have in other real estate holdings,” he says. Today he owns and manages 3,575 units from California to Connecticut.

But White says the average investor is better off buying shares in real estate investment trusts that own apartments, rather than buying and managing apartment buildings on their own. The reason: managing an apartment complex can be a costly headache. White recommends apartment REITs like billionaire Sam Zell‘s Equity Residential (nyse: EQRnews people ) or Archstone-Smith Trust (nyse: ASNnews people ).

The flipside of White’s portfolio is made up of assets that take advantage of economic cycles, like hotels and construction companies–investments he says you should get in and out of depending on macro trends. “We started out with a couple of Holiday Inns way back when,” says White. He built up a portfolio of midtier and high-end hotels, mostly Marriotts and Holiday Inns.

Last year, White Lodging Services sold 100 hotels (mostly Marriotts) to Black Entertainment Television founder and billionaire Robert Johnson for $1.7 billion, netting a “nine-figure sum.” The company still retains a lucrative management contract for most of the properties. White believes hotels are at their peak right now, saying, “Everybody is making money.”

If you can’t afford a hotel, White says investors should own REITs that specifically target  high-end hotel properties in urban areas. Two REITs that meet his criteria are:

LaSalle Hotel Properties (nyse: LHOnews people ). LaSalle owns and manages 32 upscale hotels in urban, convention and resort markets. Two recent purchases include the Holiday Inn Manhattan on Wall Street in New York, for $50.5 million, and the Graciela Burbank across the street from the Warner Bros. Studio Ranch in California, for $36.5 million. For the first nine months of 2006, LaSalle revenue rose 65% to $467.4 million, and net profits nearly tripled to $68.9 million, mostly due to the sale of the Chicago Marriott hotel. LaSalle shares rose 29% in 2006.

Host Marriott (nyse: HSTnews people ). The nation’s largest lodging REIT, Host Marriott operates 128 luxury hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico under posh brand names like Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons. The company is expanding abroad, using joint ventures to buy properties like the Hotel Arts Barcelona in Spain. For the first nine months of 2006, revenues increased 25% to $3.2 billion. Net income rose 21% to $565 million over the same period, due in part to the company’s acquisition of Starwood (nyse: HOTnews people ) hotel properties.

Another industry that White says has economic trends in its favor is construction. He says the labor shortages, especially in home building, make these companies extremely valuable. He recommends investing in national construction companies that are not exposed to one region and prefers those that build in urban areas. Check out Granite Construction (nyse: GVAnews people ), which works on both private and public sector projects, including roads, highways, tunnels, bridges, mass transit facilities and airports.