Sunday, December 25, 2011

My $1 million dollar YEROC Christmas surprise for all of you!

To all of my lovely and fashion terrific supporters:

I know you have been communicating with my assistant for the past 6 months. I decided it was my turn to step behind the office desktop and talk to you directly. For without you, there is no me. There is no Corey Woods. I want you all to know that I immensely appreciate your continued support and patronage of my luxury brand YEROC. Our Brand. 

To show my appreciation, I have decided to give away $1 million dollars of YEROC to all of you. To claim your $100.00 card, please e-mail with your physical and preferred electronic address. My workers and assistants are on standby to fulfill your request.

Please act swiftly. I want you all to get a card.

Thank you for everything

I love you all.

Corey Woods
Founder and CEO, YEROC fashion corp

Saturday, December 17, 2011

5 Mega Tips Toward Better Sleep by Corey Woods

Getting a good night's sleep is one of the most basic of human needs, yet so many of us struggle to get the rest we need. There are various reasons for this struggle with sleep. Many people have trouble sleeping for medical reasons, others are too busy to allow adequate time for sleep, leading to sleep deprivation. Still others are living a lifestyle not conducive to proper and productive sleep. And finally, there are those whose jobs deny them a regular sleep schedule.  Whatever the case may be, it is possible to alter some key habits and behaviors in order to enjoy the level of sleep you deserve. The following five tips can ease your sleep needs in an achievable goal.

#1 - Take a technology break before bed.

Limit your exposure to a computer screen or television before bedtime. The body produces sleep by altering its hormonal balance, which allows you to fall asleep more easily. Focusing on a computer screen or television tricks your body into thinking it's still daytime. Your body would then fail to create the proper hormones to help you fall asleep faster. It really is a good idea to turn off the computer a television at least thirty minutes before you go to bed and participate is some effortless activity during this time, like some light reading or writing in a journal. 

#2 - Make a note of your ideas and thoughts.

Many people have their best ideas and thoughts right before bed. Leave a notebook beside your bed and make a note of your ideas and thoughts. Jotting down your ideas and thoughts saves you from having to process them during the night, giving you less worries. Fewer worries means better sleep-time and you may have additional ideas in the morning after a good night's slumber on how to implement some of your ideas and thoughts.

#3 - Lower the temperature in your shower or bath.

This tip is simple. Lower the temperature for your last minute in the shower. The water temperature doesn't need to be freezing cold, just cool enough to allow you to step out feeling refreshed rather than fatigued. The idea sounds absurd, but when we feel tired after showering or bathing, we still have trouble falling asleep. The fact is that the high water temperature tricks our bodies into wanting sleep, and when we remove ourselves from the heat, we gradually gain awareness until we are more awake than prior to taking a shower. 

#4 - Power nap during the early afternoon.

Taking a quick 20-30 minute nap in the afternoon gives you two benefits: an increase in your work productivity and a deeper, more sound sleep at night. By napping in the early afternoon, you can increase your awareness throughout the day and give your body the optimal benefit for sleeping a full eight hours during the night. As a truck driver, I utilize some of my dock time for taking a nap, it gives me the energy I need for the drive after I leave the dock.

#5 - Limit caffeine and carbohydrate intake before bedtime.

Caffeine intake is obvious, but the adverse effects that carbohydrates make on sound, productive sleep eludes many sleep preparation strategies. With the intake of large amounts of simple sugars before bed, the body has two choices: The first is to burn the sugar for excess energy; thus, not allowing you to sleep well, and the second is to store the simple sugars as fat, causing you to gain weight. Keep your sleep-time for sleep, and your weight down, by avoiding, or at least limiting your carbohydrate intake before bed.

By incorporating these five tips into your lifestyle, you can help your body get the sleep it so desperately requires. Sleep is not a choice, we all need to sleep—God has wired the need for sleep into each of us. While the need for sleep is not fully understood, the effects of sleep deprivation are clear: diminished energy, alertness, awareness and work productivity. Make an effort to alter some key habits and behaviors in order ton obtain a full night's sleep, and your body will reward you with a distinguishable increase in your energy, awareness, alertness and productivity.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

5 Tips to Save Money on Gas and Improve Gas Mileage on Any Car

With the cost of gas going up, a lot of drivers are beginning to feel like their gas pedal is connected directly to their wallets. Many auto owners see cutting down on driving as the only way they can save. But look around at the total cost of driving a car vehicle and you'll see there are actually several areas where you can save on expenses. The following 5 tips will cut the cost of owning and operating a car.

With the cost of gas going up, a lot of drivers are beginning to feel like their gas pedal is connected directly to their wallets. Many auto owners see cutting down on driving as the only way they can save. But look around at the total cost of driving a car vehicle and you'll see there are actually several areas where you can save on expenses. The following 5 tips won't help you find cheaper gas, but they will cut the cost of owning and operating a car. Using any or all of them will go a long way toward keeping your wallet from running on empty.

1. Reduce Fuel Consumption.....

Begin by making sure your car is well tuned, the air filter is clean and your tires are inflated according to their manufacturer's recommendations. Such simply measures have been shown to reduce fuel consumption by a whopping 20%! When you're on the road, avoid quick starts and stops and drive slower. Your car burns less fuel at slow speed. Lastly, consolidate trips whenever possible. Plan shopping and errands to make the most of trip out of your driveway.

2. Shop Around For Auto Insurance....

The Internet is making it easier than ever to find the best price for auto insurance. If you've haven't shopped around for insurance in a while, now is the time to get on the web and start making comparisons. Many sites will show you charts of what they would charge you right along side estimates from their competitors. If you've been with the same agency for a long time, be sure to let your agent know you're price shopping and are open to discounts or other suggestions for ways to lower your auto insurance expenses.

3. Reconsider How You Finance Your Vehicle...

Once upon a time, the only way to drive a car was to own it. Today, leasing is a popular option. But whether you lease or own, you're likely tied into monthly payments. Take a good look at what you're paying and how, and consider ways to save, either by refinancing your car loan or restructuring your lease agreement. When you refinance, your old loan is paid off in full and replaced with a new loan. Since your new load will be for a lesser amount and -hopefully-a lower interest rate, you can wind up saving a considerable amount of money on interest.

4. Consider An Extended Warranty.....

Maintaining your vehicle is one of the biggest expenses of driving, and a well-maintained vehicle is actually cheaper to drive. Having an extended warranty is one way to make sure your vehicle is always in top condition. Consider that one major repair can easily cost more than a year of extended warranty and you begin to see the potential savings. You'll get the best price on an extended warranty if you purchase it before the original manufacturer's warranty expires. The typical manufacturer's warrant last for 3 years or 36,000 miles, so be sure to take action before you approach those limits.

5. Form A Carpool With Friends And Neighbors...

it's likely you have family, friends and neighbors who visit many of the same shops you do every week. If two or three of you visit the same pharmacy every week Articles, why not pair up and share the driving chores and expenses? You'll get to spend some extra time with people you like and you'll all save money.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

5 Reasons For Adultery - And Their Antidotes

Adultery is assumed to belong to a realm of casual contact. Adultery is devastating to any marriage, regardless of the circumstances. Adultery is a reaction to abuse, and it is a tool of abuse.

Recent surveys have revealed that 45% of women and 55% of men have been guilty of committing adultery.

Of course these are just the ones who have admitted to it or have been caught so the real numbers must be considerably higher.

There are different areas in their marriages that those surveyed found lacking. 65% of those who admitted to committing adultery said that they lacked sexual intimacy so they chose to look for it elsewhere. 20% claimed that the emotional side of their relationship was lacking, whilst the rest cited physiological needs as the reasons for their dishonesty.

So with these staggering adultery statistics don't you think it's in your best interests to know what the main reasons for it are? You should never be complacent in your own marriage because these figures demonstrate that adultery is not just something that happens to someone else.

Whether it's one night stands or long term affairs it's quite clear from these alarming figures that everyone has the capability to cheat on their partner.

Research reveals that there are 5 main reasons for adultery. These are:

1. Loneliness.

Yes, lonely and in a relationship. It's not a contradiction in terms. Do you spend a lot of time away from home? Do you concentrate more on your career than on your loved one? Perhaps you simply prefer to spend more time with your friends than with your partner.

If these are symptomatic of your behaviour, then perhaps you owe it to yourself to ask what's wrong with your relationship. The problem with committing adultery is that it can make you both feel bad. And it doesn't solve the relationship problems. It adds another. A huge one!

The truth is, if that's happening, you're probably both lonely.

Here's the way out of this.

Imagine how your partner would be if he or she were perfect for you. Write it down.
Now tell him or her what you're doing, and ask her/him to do the same.

Here's the game: over the next week you're both to secretly pick a day when you'll behave as if you were perfect for the other - but you're going to be subtle about it. Neither of you is to discuss the game for seven days.

But you are going to secretly note down when you thought your partner was trying to please you.

Exactly seven days later - to the hour - you are to compare notes.
What you'll discover is that you noticed lots of times when you thought it might be happening because you forced each other to focus on positives again!

2. Communication barriers.

Poor communication invariably causes problems in a marriage or relationship. Problems and arguments left unresolved can compound and fester when partners are either unwilling or unable to discuss these with each other.

The antidote? Well, of course, talk to each other, but that's not going to help if you're both certain that you're right and all you want to do is prove it. You'll just build up even more resentment!

If you really want to save your relationship - and steer clear of adultery - you need to let go of the idea of being right. No one has the final say on how anything should be done. Check out the world's politicians and religious leaders if you're not sure about that!

The goal is to be kind. Be allowing. Get interested in the notion that there's always another way to do something, to think about something and simply to be.

If you can do that, your partner becomes an object of fascination - a joy and a wonder, not an obstacle.

3. Lack of love and affection.

Lack of affection or love is one of the most common reasons for adultery. People will look to others when these needs are not being met by their spouse or partner.

Find out what constitutes affection - even simple acknowledgement - by your partner. I recall hearing a story where a wife was hugely insulted because her dripping wet husband did not thank her for handing him a towel in the shower.

He was actually very grateful, but he just didn't say the words out loud.
Again, communication is at the root of this.

4. A poor sexual relationship

Boredom in the bedroom will often lead to one or even both partners going off and seeking excitement and variety elsewhere.

This means quality and actually - equality. Take turns to call the shots, and get clear about what your likes and limits are - for both of you.

5. Lack of intimacy
Marriages need intimacy to survive. Without this in your marriage you may well feel unloved, rejected and unwanted.

Intimacy is of course physical, but there are many other ways to be intimate. Share laughter. Share private code words and signals like a hand gesture or an eyebrow flash that just have meaning to the two of you.

Cook together. (Give up the takeaways!) Get a joint project - like growing your own vegetables. One couple I know built a car - a real one - from a kit.

Whatever turns you on!

If you are aware of any of these issues in your own marriage read through my antidotes and address them before it's too late!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

All Louis Vuitton and YEROC will be 50% off During Black Friday!

I am pleased to announce that there will be a massive YEROC+ LOUIS VUITTON sale the last five minutes of Black Friday on

Everything will be 50% off! EVERYTHING!

How is this possible?

I am paying the other 50% for you as an early Christmas gift!!!.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

10 Keys Toward Personal Growth

Personal growth doesn't have to be a mystery. You can learn and change, becoming the person you dream of being. It just takes paying attention to the ten keys of personal growth.

1. Take time to dream. Personal growth requires investing a little time in exploring your own desires and hopes. How can you know if you are growing if your goals are unclear?

2. Keep a journal. Journaling is a wonderful method of increasing personal growth in several ways. For one thing, it gives you a place to record those rumblings of distant dreams and the achievements you'd like to make. Second, it gives you a way to keep track of progress you're making toward your goals.

3. Make mistakes. A person who never makes any mistakes can only be a person who never does anything! If you are to grow, you will have to act, sometimes in a risky way. You are bound to make mistakes on the way to personal growth.

4. But, learn from your mistakes. Mistakes can be stepping stones on the way to success if we analyze them to see where we went wrong. If we get prideful and resistant, though, and refuse to admit we messed up, we are likely to repeat the mistake. Therefore, the next key to personal growth is. . .

5. Stay humble. It's hard to learn and grow if you think you already know everything.

6. Make self-confidence a priority. Gaining self-confidence can be one of your self-development goals, of course, but whether or not it is, having assurance in yourself is pivotal to seeing your other dreams manifest themselves. This is because success usually requires making contacts and interacting with others. Oddly, the best way to feel more confident is to get your mind off yourself and onto others.

7. Be honest. What good are dreams if the fulfilling of them is just a big sham? The first (and hardest) person to be honest with is yourself. It's easy to pretend we have certain standards or goals simply because the people around us do. For instance, have you ever felt like you were supposed to love being outdoors just because your peer group values outdoor activities? Is it possible that you are quite content puttering around the kitchen without ever going outdoors? Don't take on a goal of being an avid hiker and biker, then! Honestly assess what you love and want to do with your life.

8. Read a lot. Find good books on the topics you wish to succeed in, such as hobbies, health, or business skills. Or start simply with newsletter articles delivered to your emailbox. Don't feel like you have to invest hours in study, though. Fifteen minutes of reading here and there can contribute much to your education.

9. Don't forget or devalue others. In your quest to be the best YOU you can be, remember that friends and family are integral to a developed life.

10. Stay teachable. Let yourself learn from others. Even people who don't seem to have much going for them are likely to have experiences and understandings that you can benefit from if you just listen to them.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Are you a Clone (Of YourCELLf)? CONTEST

The Corey Woods Blog and YEROC by Corey Woods bring to you exclusively the "Are you a Clone (Of YourCELLf)?" Contest. We are having a nationwide search for the YEROCIAN that can tell us the best answer to our question: "What would you do, if you could clone YOURCELLF?"

Submit one empowering photo of yourself and up to three sentences explaining what you would do, if you could clone yourCELLf to:  ATTN: I AM A CLONE

Winners will be selected by digital and mobile vote

 (2) Grand  Prize Winners will receive a pair of the either the YEROC Copra, Frost, Maple, Vanill, or Chocolute. There are only 20 of each in the entire world, retailing at $365+ per piece. This classic yet contemporary piece is worn by socialites, trendsetters, and multiple A-list celebrities around the globe. Amber Rose, Ryan Leslie, Loren Ridinger, Kimora Lee Simmons, P Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa and Angela Simmons and more are all currently rocking the YEROC by Corey Woods eyewear. 

Two YEROCIANS will be cloned and selected to win and wear one of those exclusive YEROC by Corey Woods pieces from the current CLONE COLLECTION. Are you a Clone?


The YEROC Chocolute

The YEROC Maple

The YEROC Copra

The YEROC Vanill

The YEROC Frost

Contest Rules:
  • Applicants must reside in one of the 50 United States and must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.
  • Sweepstakes is limited to one entry per person.
  • Applicants must be a Facebook Fan of  and/or be following , , or  on Twitter.
  • Entries may be submitted until on November 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
  • On October 24, 2011, the winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Winner will also be announced on on November 24, 2011 and will receive a personal email from Corey Woods.
  • Winning depends on the number of votes received via Facebook and blog poll.
  • The winner must respond by 5:00 pm EST on November 24, 2011 to claim the Prize.
  • If the winner doesn't respond by the deadline, another winner will be chosen.
  • This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
  •, YEROC and persons and companies associated with it disclaim all liability for injury or damage to persons and/or property that might result from Sweepstakes entry acceptance of the Prize, or the use of the Prize.
  • Acceptance of Prize constitutes permission to use winner's name and/or likeness without compensation (except where prohibited by law).
  • Your contest entry indicates your agreement to all contest rules and qualifications.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I have just launched my new YEROC collection worldwide.

New Eye-Catching Fashion Frames will showcase and stretch the superhuman personality.

Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo (September 21, 2011)-- Celebrity eyewear designer Corey Woods® has launched his fourth YEROC® luxury collection on the autumnal equinox this September 21st. The CLONE COLLECTION™ will explore the transformation of the individual through the division of his mind. This riveting 20 piece collection showcases and stretches the multiplicity of the human and superhuman personality.

The CLONE COLLECTION™ - "Multiply YourCELLf"℠

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The YEROC® fashion label intertwines individualism with majestic syncretism. It channels the energetic boldness and confidence of the lightning bolt; the most powerful exclamation point. The wearer of the YEROC® brand understands that standing out is a natural consequence of being an ICON.

YEROC® eye wear is a diverse line of premium eye wear fit for the urbane individual. Photoplex® technology has been infused in the YEROC lens. This exclusive technology will protect your eyes from every single ray of the Sun. Each piece of YEROC eye wear is a unification of style, technology, exoticism and a divine appreciation of nature. For more information about YEROC, please visit

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Monday, September 19, 2011


I love to bring you exclusive things, so what better way to do it than to do it on my personal blog.  Please find below an EXCLUSIVE photo of another piece from my upcoming eyewear collection. What do you think of the YEROC Obsydian?  Only 3 have been made in the entire world.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

10 Ways For You and Your Business To Profit In Any Economy

1. Barter goods and services with other businesses.
You should try to trade for something before you
buy it. Barter deals require little or no money.

2. Try networking with other businesses. You could
trade leads or mailing lists. This will cut down on your
marketing and advertising costs.

3. Save profits by getting your business supplies in
bulk quantities. You could get a membership through
a wholesale club.

4. Visit the thousands of freebie sites on the internet
before buying your business supplies. You can find
free software, graphics, backgrounds, etc.

5. Instead of buying business equipment, you could
borrow the equipment from someone else or rent the
equipment from a "rent-all" store.

6. Find lower prices on supplies and equipment at
online auctions. Before you go and pay retail for
these items, try bidding on them first.

7. Create a list of business supplies or equipment
you'll need in the future. Purchase the supplies only
when they go on sale.

8. Buy used business equipment and supplies. You
can find used items at garage sales, yard sales, used
stores, classified ads, message boards, etc.

9. Try to negotiate a lower price for business supplies,
services or equipment. Don't be afraid to try, you'll
be surprised how many businesses give in.

10. Always be searching for new suppliers for your
business supplies, services and equipment. Look for
suppliers with lower prices and better quality.

4 Great Ways To Maximize Returns On Your Hard Earned Cash

Do you have thousands of dollars sitting in a bank account making the minimum interest rate?  Do you wish you could somehow put this money to work making more money for you while you aren’t using it?

Investing is a great way to earn money while it is not being directly used by you.  There are many types of investments with varied lengths of time that can prove useful for you.
1.Certificate of Deposit

While you do earn some interest leaving your money in a regular savings account, you do not make nearly as much as if you invest it.  One great way to invest is with a T-Bill or a Certificate of Deposit.

These are great because they are guaranteed by the government.  Also, you can get these for anywhere from three months to a full year.  So, if you want to leave your money in one and use it later, you do not have to worry about the maturity date not having been met.  However, the longer your investment is for, the greater your interest rate is.

A bond is a type of investment in which you lend your money to a struggling company or to the government.   The interest rate with this depends on the length of the investment term, and level of risk.

Investment in a relatively stable company or government is low-risk, so the interest rate will be low as well.  However, if you take the higher risk of investing in a less stable company or government, your interest rate can be higher.

This all depends on how comfortable you are taking risks.  Either way, bonds are a great opportunity to help a struggling country or the government while making a profit.
3.Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are great if you want to invest in more than one thing with little risk.  With mutual funds, you invest your money with other investors in many stocks and bonds.  Collectively, the investors have one professional manager who makes sure that you are getting your profits.

This is a great way to invest because it minimizes loss, should the stocks or bonds take a hit.  One drawback is that your investments are in the hands of someone else.
4.Stocks and Shares

When you purchase stocks, you are becoming part owner of a business.  The company’s profits are often directly reflected in your earnings, and you are allowed to vote in shareholders’ meetings.  Aside from the company giving dividends, you make money when the value of the stocks rises.

This type of investment is great because the potential for gain is tremendous.  If you pick out a good up and coming business and purchase stocks while their values are still low, you will be able to sit back and watch the value rise.
There are many ways aside from these to invest, but these are a few great options.   Consider investing your money in many different types of investments.  Diversification is good for minimizing loss and trying out different types of investments. Investing is a good way to earn extra money and possibly help other businesses and the economy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


What do you think of these new YEROC CRUELLA glasses from my upcoming collection? Are you ready to YEROC in these? I will be revealing a new piece everyday up until September 21, 2011, when my major collection launches! Stay tuned- CW

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

10 Strategies for Stress-Free Living

1. Identify and live by your values.

When we know what our values are, and our goals and actions
are in harmony with our values, we are seldom stressed or
in conflict about what we are doing.

2. Complete the Past

Sometimes we hang on to voices or perceived injustices from
the past, long after the person or situation is dead and
gone. By bringing closure to these events, we are free to
move forward.

3. Plan for the Future.

It is important to know where we want to go and to have a
rough idea of how we plan to get there. While it is
important to give up final control to God or the Universe,
we need a sense of focus and direction to our lives.
Planning for the future gives us that sense of direction.

4. Live in the Present.

This is key. Once we have completed the past and planned for
the future, we need to stay focused in the here and now.
There is very little that we cannot handle in the moment.
(A clue: if you are feeling guilt, you are in the past. If
you are feeling fear, you are in the future. The absence of
those feelings generally means you are planted firmly in the
present!) .

5. Understand that if you can dream it, you can achieve it.

If we are -- truly -- not capable of something, then it is
practically impossible for us to dream about it. Knowledge
of what we are capable of is in each and every cell of our
being. So no matter how wild and far-fetched your dream
appears, the very existence of the dream means that you can
achieve it if you are willing to commit to it.

6. Allow others to live their own lives.

Allowing others to be themselves and to live their own lives
is the first step in being able to be yourself and living
your own life. If you have any 'shoulds' or expectations
of others, let them go. Shoulds kill relationships faster
than any weapon I know of and fill our lives with
unnecessary stress.

7. Recognize God in everyone.

Everyone (literally, everyone!) is a reflection of God.
Sometimes we have to dig a little deep to see it as our
perceptions, expectations and fears cloud our vision. But
when we can recognize how God is mirrored in each person,
our lives are calmer and freer!

8. Create reserves where you need them.

Stress is often created through lack, either right now or
right around the corner. Create reserves of time, space,
money, love, vitality and meaningful action, starting where
you feel most stressed.

9. Focus on being and not doing or having.

When we are focused on who we are, what kind of person we
are, we tend to be on a journey of spiritual evolution,
which in itself tends to have less stress (or the stress is
less stressful!). When we are focused on doing or having,
we are not focused on our higher selves, but only on
certain dimensions of who we are (and usually on what we
think that means). Be a being, not a doing!

10. Choose to be the best you possible.

Making a choice to be our best selves, to live life to our
fullest potential, typically allows us to transcend our
lives and reduces much stress because we understand that
the source of stress is temporary.
Also, don't forget that, you are the best you've ever been! Revel in that

Monday, August 29, 2011

20 Ways to Advance your Career

To survive and thrive in today's competitive environment, it is not just what you know. You also need to be competent. You must stand out from the crowd - be memorable, impressive, credible, trusted and liked.

"Success is never a destination - it is a journey." - Maya Sullivan

20 Ways to Advance your Career

1. Exceed expectations; deliver results on a or head of time.
2. Manage your time effectively.
3. Create a career plan with goals and training requirements.
4. Move away from day-to-day operations.
5. Develop strong rapport with colleagues, senior managers/executives.
6. Get a mentor, accept guidance in your career.
7. Know your organization's goals vision, values, business strategies.
8. Create opportunities to further own/business goals.
9. Solicit feedback and assess the decision for purposes of continuous improvement.
10. Communicate effectively to people at all levels of your organization.
11. Build and maintain relationships with individuals who might impact your work.
12. Plan, prioritize and organize your work.
13. Manage own emotions and reactions.
14. Balance the demands of your personal and professional life.
15. Give yourself quarterly reviews, identify your accomplishments.
16. Become your own sales , market your abilities.
17. Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning.
18. Be decisive and action oriented.
19. Commit to excellence and professionalism.
20. Be self-disciplined.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

If you are here on the East Coast, you may be preparing for Hurricane Irene. It is times like this, a stockpile could come in handy. I already went out and did my shopping – just in case. I am praying this hurricane loses power before it reaches the eastern seaboard.

If you are not quite sure what to do, here are some tips.

Step 1: Build A Kit / “To-Go Bag”

Get an , which includes items like non-perishable food, water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. You may want to prepare a portable kit and keep it in your car in case you are told to evacuate.

Step 2: Make A Plan

Prepare your family
Make a . Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency. You should also consider:
Step 3: Prepare Your Home
  • Cover all of your home’s windows with pre-cut ply wood or hurricane shutters to protect your windows from high winds.
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Keep all trees and shrubs well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Secure your home by closing shutters, and securing outdoor objects or bringing them inside.
  • Turn off utilities as instructed. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
  • Turn off propane tanks.
  • Install a generator for emergencies
  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage, it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.
  • Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency by visiting .

Sunday, August 21, 2011

7 Simple Steps To Feeling Good About “You”

Here are 7 Ways To Feel Good About Your Life:

1. Ask yourself questions. Every time you feel frustrated
with a task, ask yourself, "How does this task fit in with
my ultimate goals?" "How can I make this more fun,
easier, better, and faster?"

2. Be interested and curious about yourself and others.
Curiosity is a learned art. Practice it by taking a new
interest in “you”.

3. Accept your weakness. Everybody has one or two (yes,
everybody!). Instead of spending your time and energy
trying to "overcome" your weakness, make friends with it,
and make it work for you. Find a friend who is strong in
this area and ask them to assist you.

4. Don't stop learning. The brain is a muscle just like
any other, and it will stagnate if you let it. Make it
your rule to learn something new every day. Then USE what
you learn to make your life better.

5. Learn to appreciate what is good, right now. Please
don't miss out on what's wonderful in your life right now,
while you spend all your time peeking around the next

6. Don't live in the past. Let go of things
that are draining you. There's nothing there anymore that
you can change or correct -- that can only be done in the
present. Use Today. Use the power of now.

7. Swim with the current. Don't waste your time
complaining about what you can't control - like other
people. Concentrate on what you CAN control, like who you
hug, which bestseller you read, when you smile, how much
you laugh, where you go, what you do, what you think

10 tips to SkyROCKET your self esteem!

 If you're tired of feeling "less than", afraid of making and achieving your desires and goals, feel that no matter what you do it is never "good enough", then your self esteem could do with a boost!

Having low self esteem takes an enormous toll on the quality of your life. You take fewer risks, which limits your opportunities, both personally and professionally. You are reluctant to voice or acknowledge your needs. You are probably also haunted by past mistakes and making future ones.

It doesn't have to be like this, the tools you've used to (unconsciously) lower your self esteem are the same ones you use to raise it. The following article gives you ten tips to raise your self esteem and improve the quality of your life!

1. Stop comparing yourself to other people. If you play this game, you're likely to compare yourself in a negative way and set yourself up for continuing to have low self esteem. Why continue to play a game where you've set the rules against yourself, so that you're less likely to win!

2. Don't keep putting yourself down! You can't develop high self esteem if you constantly repeat negative comments about your skills and abilities. Other people will pick up on it and take on board the negative way you view yourself. How are they likely to treat you? Also don't beat yourself up over "mistakes" that you've made - learn how to reframe them so that they work for you.

3. Using affirmations is an excellent way to raise your self esteem. It's the opposite of no 1. If you can program your mind to repeat negative phrases about yourself (and see how effective that's been!), then you can certainly get into the habit of continually thinking (and saying to yourself) positive statements about you. When you do, allow yourself to experience the positive feelings about your statements. Also use inspirational quotes to assist you.

4. Accept all compliments graciously. Don't dismiss or ignore them. When you do you give yourself the message that you do not deserve or are not worthy of praise, which reflects low self esteem. It also means that others will become more reluctant to praise or acknowledge your abilities, if you don't.

5. Take advantage of and use life coaching programs, workshops, books on how to raise your self esteem and develop a more positive attitude. Whatever material you see, read acts as subliminal learning, which means that it will plant itself in your mind and dominate your behavior. Talk about food for thought - what diet is your mind on? Is it a nourishing one?

6. Mix with positive and supportive people. Who you associate with influences your thoughts, actions and behavior - another form of subliminal learning. Negative people can put you and your ideas down and it lowers your self esteem. On the other hand, when you are surrounded by supportive people, you feel better about yourself, which helps to raise your self esteem. Learn how to develop your positive personal support network.

7. Acknowledge your positive qualities and skills. Too many people with low self esteem constantly put themselves down (back to no 1 again!) and don't appreciate their many positive attributes. Learn how to truly affirm and value your many excellent qualities. If you find this difficult, ask others to tell you. They'll come up with things you would never have imagined!

8. Stop putting up with stuff! Not voicing or acknowledging your needs means that you are probably tolerating more than you should. Find out what you're putting up with and zap those tolerations. By doing so, you're giving yourself the message that you're worth it.

9. Make positive contributions to others. This doesn't mean that you constantly do for others what they could be doing for themselves. But when you do make a positive contribution to others, you begin to feel more valuable, which increases your sense of your own value and raises your self esteem.

10. Involve yourself in work and activities that you love. So many people with low self esteem stop doing those activities that they most enjoy. Even if you're not in a position to to make immediate changes in your career, you can still devote some of your leisure time to enjoyable hobbies and activities.


Start taking action! The universe rewards action. Backing away and avoiding challenges means that your self esteem muscles become weak and flabby. When you start to take action -regardless of the outcome - you will start to feel better about yourself, develop your self confidence and raise your self esteem.

Top 7 Traits of Extremely Wealthy People

Wealthy people share common traits. That's why they are wealthy. If you want to be extremely wealthy,
learn and own these traits:

On your way to achieve wealth, you will definitely face some obstacles. Overcome the obstacles and move on. Do not give up and be persistent. Wealth is achieved only by removing a series of stumbling blocks along your way to riches.

Extremely wealthy people are either businessmen or investors. Look at some of the richest people in the
world. They all own companies. To create wealth, you must involve yourself in business or investing. This is where the money is. Start your own business and grow your wealth.

To be very wealthy and to stay wealthy, you need to be very innovative. Being innovative ensures that you always come up with new ideas to create wealth. Look around you for some opportunities that can make you rich. Be observant and critical.

If you are not doing what you love, forget about getting rich. Wealthy people get wealthy because they
do what they love. They love what they do so much that they forget that they are actually working. Find
something you love and create business around what you love.

Donate some of your income to charity you believe in on a regular basis. Some extremely wealthy people even have their own foundations. They donate a percentage of their wealth to the cause they believe. The more you give, the more you receive. Do not hoard wealth, share it with people around you.

Keep learning to improve yourself. Extremely wealthy people believe that the greatest asset in the world is your mind. Your mind shapes your destiny. Invest in your greatest asset by reading books, listening to
audio tapes or attending seminars.

Extremely wealthy people do not do everything themselves. They know when to let go. They hire the right people to do it. Bill Gates doesn't write software, he hires programmers to do it. To be very rich, you must know how to leverage. Hire people and use tools to do some of your work. If you do not leverage, there is so much that you can do, and this puts a limit on how much money you can make.

Besides the above traits, extremely wealthy people dream big and they take action to have their dreams come true. They persevere and have strong desire in achieving their dreams.

10 Emotionally Intelligent Questions to Ask Before Your Marry Someone

"10 Emotionally Intelligent Questions to Ask Before Your Marry Someone."

1. Is it just sexual attraction?

Sexual attraction comes from the reptilian brain and is automatic and powerful because it relates to our
survival. It's not always a basis for living with someone happily. Don't let it "hijack" you. Find out what else is there.

2. Do they like to touch and be touched?

This is important to your mental and physical health.

3. Do they look at your with affection and kindness?

Most communication is nonverbal.

4. Have you used your thinking brain?

EQ means using all 3 brains. Are you compatible in your daily habits? You'll be keeping house together. Do you have the same values and priorities?

5. Does he or she have emotional self-awareness? How are they at empathy?

One of the most predictive traits for compatibility is if you can sense the other's sadness.

6. How optimistic is this person ?

Optimism is the facilitator of all the EQ competencies. In addition, optimists live longer, enjoy better health, and accomplish more.

7. Are they intentional?

Intentionality, an EQ competency, is saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Also being accountable for the motives behind your actions. If you have commitment to the relationship, i.e., nobody's going to go away, you'll work through problems differently.

8. How resilient are they?

How do they manage adverse events and setbacks? Have they been able to grow through adversity, not just go through it?

9. How do you and your partner manage anger?

Successful couples soothe one another instead of agitating and escalating.

10. How balanced is their life?

Resilient people combine learning, work and leisure throughout their lifetime.

10 Ways To Help Those In Need

10 Ways to Help Those in Need

1. Give your time.

Volunteer for organizations that work with people in need. Many
people are hesitant to volunteer because they fear that the time
commitment will be overwhelming. However, most organizations
are happy to accept any help, maybe even a small specific job or
assistance with one specific project.

2. Be consistent with your plan for giving.

There is a great need for many charitable organizations during the
holiday season. However, the need escalates after the holidays
because donations stop almost completely for several weeks
after Christmas. Spread your plan for making charitable
donations out throughout the year.

3. Consider donating items.

Many people don't donate money because they either don't have
the cash to spare or they feel distrust of organizations collecting
donations fearing that the money won't reach those in need.
Consider donating actual items, like sleeping bags, coats, or
blankets to the homeless during the cold months. Providing items
like those to direct service organizations insures that they will
reach those in need. Everyone has things like that around the

4. Use your expertise to help train staff in nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits run on a shoe string. Most of them cannot afford to
train their staff as well as they would like. Whatever your
specialty might be, considering doing a free training seminar or
session with the staff of a nonprofit. This gives you an
opportunity to give back while at the same time enriching people
who work hard to help others.

5. Get educated.

Take time to learn about the issues involving those in need in
your local community. Do some research into the political climate
that effects people who need services. These issues range widely
from community to community. Learn what is happening in yours
so you can make informed decisions and know how best to help.

6. Get politically involved

Learn about where your local, state and federal officials stand on
issues that concern the poor and the impoverished. Write letters
and express your opinion...take time to go to the polls and vote
for candidates who most reflect your values on these issues.

7. Work with the children in your community.

Poverty is a vicious cycle handed down from one generation to
the next. Think about becoming a mentor for a needs family and
give something break the cycle of poverty.

8. Donate some of your services

If you're a lawyer do some free legal work for the less fortunate.
If you are a physician give some free medical care. If you're a
development coach donate some coaching services. Whatever
your specialty is there are people who need you. You will
discover great rewards by giving something back to those who
can least afford you.

9. Put your passion to work

If your passion is basketball, coach a team in the youth league.
Find ways of making what you love to do become beneficial for
those in need in your community.

10. Don't ignore your fellow human beings

We all come from the same source...the same place. The less
fortunate are our brothers and sisters. Treat them with respect
and dignity. Give them a "hand up" not a "hand out." Let's not
ignore our fellow human beings...we are all in this same world

My Top 10 Keys to Connecting with Anyone

Connecting with someone, establishing rapport, does not have
to be a difficult thing, although many people find it so.
Here are ten key points to remember whenever you set off to
meet new people...

1. Be happy with yourself.

Much of the insecurity we feel in meeting new people has to
do with how we feel about ourselves as opposed to the other
person. Work hard and develop positive self-esteem.

2. Act Confident...

.....even if you're not! Chances are the other person is as
nervous as you are.

3. Expect to connect.

Think positive. Tell yourself that you *will* connect with
people... and you will.

4. Smile!

It's hard NOT to connect with somebody who's cheerful and

5. Notice others.

Maybe *they* are smiling and cheerful. Maybe you are
attracted to something they are saying or discussing,
whatever. Just look for reasons to connect with people
instead of excuses NOT to.

6. Listen.

One of the greatest gifts you can give another person is to
listen to them. Instead of jumping in to say something,
listen a bit longer instead.

7. Ask questions.

Go one step further and truly take an interest in what they
are talking about. Ask thoughtful questions that draw them
out and focus the conversation on them.

8. Connect with individuals.

You can speak to, present to, teach, or train large groups,
but you can only really connect with the individuals in that
group. Emphasize this aspect of your communication and build
those one-on-one connections.

9. Be willing to compromise.

Meeting new people or working with new people invariably
means running into positions, opinions, and practices you
don't agree with. If you want to build the relationship,
expect to compromise from time to time.

10. Treat others as you'd like to be treated.

Just to start. As you get to know each other work hard to
treat them like they want to be treated (which may be very
different way, indeed).

7 Tips to Have More Time

1. Reduce distractions so you can focus on your priorities. Turn off the TV. Arrange for quiet time at the office.

2. Make a list of your priorities. Do tasks and activities relating to those first.

3. Get rid of excess stuff. Material possessions cost time and money.

4. Organize your home, office and wardrobe. Stop wasting time looking for things.

5. Streamline everyday tasks. Find quicker ways to cook, clean and perform routine office duties.

6. Delegate as much as possible to family members and co-workers. Consider hiring or bartering.

7. Write a daily to-do list. Prioritize it. Planning ultimately saves time.

The Top 10 Things in Life That You Control

We humans spend much of our time trying to control every
aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, too often we waste time
trying to control things that are simply beyond our control.

Having an understanding of what things you do control can
make it easier for you to gain control of your life and
everything in it.

1. What you do.

Your actions are yours alone. You choose to make them or not
make them and you are responsible for the effects of those

2. What you say.

Likewise, the words you speak (or write) are also
consciously chosen. Like actions, they have an impact on
your life and the lives of those you contact.

3. What you think.

Yes, there are some subconscious thoughts that you can't
control. But the things that you really think about, your
beliefs, your ideals, etc. are concepts you have chosen to
accept and believe in.

4. Your work.

Many people like to overlook this one, it being much easier
to say "Oh, I'm trapped in my job because I don't have a
degree, experience, etc."

Hogwash! That's simple a way of denying one's responsibility
in having chosen the job in the first place. It's your job
and you chose it. If you stay (or go), that's a choice as

5. The people you associate with.

There's a famous t-shirt that states: "It's hard to soar
like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys." Colloquial
is very often correct! Your friends can either lift you up
or bring you down. You make the decision which type of
friends you wish to have.

6. Your basic physical health.

Much about our health is a factor of genetics, environment,
and exposure. Much more of our health is simply a matter of
the decisions we make about our health, such as: diet,
exercise, drugs, sleep, routine physicals, check-ups, etc.

7. The environment you live in.

Your house, the condition of your home, the town you live
in, the amenities available to you are all things you can
control, although some to a lesser degree (i.e., you decide
to tolerate them or move someplace else).

8. Your fiscal situation.

Having or not having enough money is a factor of what you
make versus what you spend.

9. Your time.

You choose how to "spend" your time and how much of your
time to give to various activities. You'll never get more
time than the 24 hours you're given each day.

10. Your legacy.

All your actions, words, and knowledge that you share while
you are living become the gift that you leave when you are