Eleven Hints for Life

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I saw this on the Internet recently and wanted to share.
Some good advice…

1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return.
But what is more painful is to love someone and never
find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

2. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who
means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was
never meant to be and you just have to let go.

3. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away
feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

4. It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose
it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been
missing until it arrives.

5. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an
hour to like someone, and a day to love someone-but it
takes a lifetime to forget someone.

6. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth,
even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you
smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day
seem bright.

7. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go,
be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things you want to do.

8. Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it
hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck
a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may
heal and bless.

10. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best
of everything they just make the most of everything that comes
along their way.

11. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with
a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone
around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die,
you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.

- Unknown

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Etiquette in the 1920′s – How to Behave in a Hotel

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We can learn so much from history – this is from the book The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette published in the 1920′s now available in the public domain.

In America, where the mania for traveling extends through all classes, from the highest to the lowest, a few hints upon deportment at a hotel will not be amiss, and these hints are especially addressed to ladies traveling alone.

When you arrive at the hotel, enquire at once for the proprietor. Tell him your name and address, and ask him to conduct you to a good room, naming the length of time you purpose occupying it. You may also request him to wait upon you to the table, and allot you a seat. As the hours for meals, at a large hotel, are very numerous, it is best to mention the time when you wish to breakfast, dine, or sup.

If you stay more than one day at the hotel, do not tax the proprietor with the duty of escorting you to the table more than once. Request one of the waiters always to meet you as you enter, and wait upon you to your seat. This saves the embarrassment of crossing the room entirely unattended, while it shows others that you are a resident at the house. The waiter will then take your order for the dishes you wish. Give this order in a low tone, and do not harass the man by contradicting yourself several times; decide what you want before you ask for it, and then give your order quietly but distinctly. Use, always, the butter-knife, salt-spoon, and sugar-tongs, though you may be entirely alone in the use of them. The attention to the small details of table etiquette is one of the surest marks of good breeding. If any trifling civility is offered by the gentleman beside you, or opposite to you, thank him civilly, if you either accept or decline it. Thank the waiter for any extra attention he may offer.

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and converse, let it be in a tone of voice sufficiently loud for him to hear, but not loud enough to reach ears for which the remarks are not intended. A boisterous, loud voice, loud laughter, and bold deportment, at a hotel, are sure signs of vulgar breeding.

When you have finished your meal, cross the room quietly; if you go into the parlor, do not attract attention by a hasty entrance, or forward manner, but take the seat you may select, quietly.

The acquaintances made in a hotel may be dropped afterwards, if desirable, without rudeness, and a pleasant greeting to other ladies whom you may recognize from meeting them in the entries or at table, is courteous and well-bred; be careful, however, not to force attentions where you see they are not agreeably received.

A lady’s dress, when alone at a hotel, should be of the most modest kind. At breakfast let her wear a close, morning dress, and never, even at supper, appear alone at the table with bare arms or neck. If she comes in late from the opera or a party, in full dress, she should not come into the supper-room, unless her escort accompanies her. A traveling or walking-dress can be worn with perfect propriety, at any meal at a hotel, as it is usually travelers who are the guests at the table.

After breakfast, pass an hour or two in the parlor, unless you are going out, whilst the chambermaid puts your room in order. You should, before leaving the room, lock your trunk, and be careful not to leave money or trinkets lying about. When you go out, lock your door, and give the key to the servant to hand to the clerk of the office, who will give it to you when you return. You may do this, even if you leave the room in disorder, as the chambermaids all carry duplicate keys, and can easily enter your room in your absence to arrange it. The door should not be left open, as dishonest persons, passing along the entry, could enter without fear of being questioned.

If you see that another lady, though she may be an entire stranger, is losing her collar, or needs attention called to any disorder in her dress, speak to her in a low tone, and offer to assist her in remedying the difficulty.

Be careful always in opening a door or raising a window in a public parlor, that you are not incommoding anyone else.

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you may find in the room away from it.

It is best always to carry writing materials with you, but if this is not convenient, you can always obtain them at the office.
In a strange city it is best to provide yourself with a small map and guide book, that you may be able to find your way from the hotel to any given point, without troubling any one for directions.

If you wish for a carriage, ring, and let the waiter order one for you.

When leaving a hotel, if you have been there for several days, give the waiter at table, and the chambermaid, a fee, as your unprotected situation will probably call for many services out of their regular routine of duties.

On leaving, ring, order your bill, pay it, state the time at which you wish to leave, and the train you will take to leave the city. Request a man to be sent, to carry your baggage to the hack; and if you require your next meal at an unusual hour, to be ready for your journey, order it then.

Well, what do you think? Times have certainly changed!!!

Mind Maps Are a Powerful Visual Tool

If you are a visual thinker, you’re going to love using mind maps. Mind maps help you think creatively and put your ideas and thoughts on paper. Here are some different types of mind maps…

Mind maps

 
 
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Entrepreneurial Women Radio – Empowering Women in Business

I want to make sure you know about my new radio show designed to empower women in business. Entrepreneurial Women Radio focuses on giving you the tools and strategies to start, grow and enjoy building your successful business. You’ll also find powerful interviews with successful women in business – women who have taken their passion and turned that passion into a thriving business.

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Here’s one example of what you’ll find on Entrepreneurial Women Radio – Be sure to turn up your speakers – enjoy:


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5 Small Books with a BIG Message

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Here are five of my favorite “small” books. These books are fast and easy to read and filled with powerful content. Sometimes we women in business just need to stop, pour a cup or glass of our favorite beverage, relax in a comfortable chair and just read for fun. Here are five “fun” suggestions.

1. Just Who Will You Be? – Maria Shriver

This is a little book with a big message. You’re not your age, family history, looks, profession, net worth, social status or other “surface” factors. You are your own special and unique person. Maria Shriver began writing this book as a woman going through an identity transition and finished this book as a woman of purpose on a mission. That’s how Maria Shriver related to me – she was open, honest and spoke from her heart to my heart.

Just Who Will You Be? by Maria Shriver is a great read for women, men, teenagers, mid-life or elderly. The message is the same for all age groups – live life from your heart.

2. Positive Thinking Every Day – Norman Vincent Peale

The subtitle says it all: An inspiration for each day of the year. Who doesn’t need a little inspiration everyday? What if first thing each morning you pick up this book and read a positive affirmation – do you think it might set a positive tone for the day?

Here is just one example: “Stamp indelibly on your mind a picture of yourself as succeeding. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture.”

This is a small book with 365 positive ways to begin your positive day.

3. 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – David Niven, Ph.D

An interesting little book because it takes scientific findings of over a thousand studies about happiness and digests them into interesting and practical nuggets of wisdom. It’s an interesting read. I suggest you pick up this little book when you need a little positive “pick-me-upper.” Every time I read one of these facts I think to myself, “Who can I email or call and share this with?”

Here is a pearl of wisdom number 54 – Get A Good Night’s Sleep: For those who sleep less than eight hours, every hour of sleep sacrificed results in 8 percent less positive feeling about their day.

4. 365 Ways To Energize Mind, Body & Soul – Stephanie Tourles

Just think, a little book that contains an energizing tip for each day of the year. As a busy woman do you make time to do those special things that energize and invigorate you in mind, body and spirit? Do you make some energizing time for yourself?

Need I say more? You can see why I am recommending this book – it is time to make some quality time to ignite your positive energy. Our positive energy is important because it gives us the power to succeed and thrive personally and professionally.

I like this one: Enjoy the Little Pleasures – Are you so busy you overlook life’s little pleasures? Living at breakneck speed puts you on a wild roller coaster ride and makes you feel physically exhausted and spiritually frazzled. Set aside time for yourself, on a regular basis, to revel in the small, daily pleasures.

5. The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters – Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews, New York Times best selling author of The Travelers Gift, has written a small book with a big message. Have you ever given serious thought to how your day-to-day actions can create a ripple effect that could potentially extend around the world? The Butterfly Effect proves to us is that this premise is truly possible – our actions matter.

The bottom line of the Butterfly Effect: Everything you do matters, no matter how small! As you wake up in the morning, remember that your actions during the upcoming day matter, you matter. A simple gesture, word or action can potentially change a life or even the world – you never know whose life you’re changing for the better.

What do you think, can you make a few quiet minutes everyday to read one of these small books? The thoughts you are placing in your mind first thing in the morning, can have a powerful impact on how negatively or positively you’ll spend your day. The same holds true for the last thoughts you place in your mind before going to sleep. Isn’t time to turn off the television or computer and read an empowering little book?
 
 
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Are You More Right or Left Brain Dominant? A Quiz

I found something fun I wanted to share with you…

Which Side Of Your Brain Is More Dominant?
Take this test to know which side of your brain is more dominant. Your left, logical side, or your right, creative side?

I hope you enjoyed this fun quiz as much as I did – thank you for reading my blog!
~ Sharon Michaels

Motivational Story about Self-Confidence

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This story has been around the Internet for a while – I know you’ll enjoy it.

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.

Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.

After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”

Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

“I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the retirement home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.”

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

Author Unknown

Are You Happy? – Infographic

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share. Are you doing the 12 Things Happy People Do?

12 things happy

Found on msaudacioushp.tumblr.com and Pinterest

Network Marketing Webinar July 16 2014 – Sharon Michaels

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The Powerful Three M’s of Network Marketing
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Wednesday July 16, 2014

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