Month: March 2005

Why Discipline? (1)

Why Discipline? (c) 2005 by Fred Gleeck I went over to a local casino here in Las Vegas to go to a meeting of the Las Vegas Internet Chamber of Commerce. Whenever I go through a casino I’m always tempted to play Craps of Blackjack. I RARELY do. I only play any casino game these days when people come in from out of town. Why? I’ve disciplined myself. I know that although I have occasionally won when I play craps, in the long run I’ll lose. So, I discipline myself not to play. I discipline myself not to eat a pint of ice cream every night. Although I work out like a fiend so I can eat my pint of Ben and Jerry’s 2 or 3 times a week. The concept that you can eat a portion of the pint and then “save” the rest just doesn’t work with me. I eat the whole thing EVERY time. Whenever I hear people complain that they aren’t making enough money or getting virtually anything that they want you can usually trace it back to a lack of discipline. Children (in every study they have ever done) always have a hard time forgoing short term gain for long term rewards. Discipline is the ability to forgo short term for long term gain. I may want to watch TV every hour I’m awake...

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The Secrets to Success Discovered Through Self-Promotion (1)

The Secrets to Success Discovered Through Self-Promotion Copyright © 2005 Debbie Allen, All Rights Reserved It amazed me to discover that over 87 percent of the people I surveyed felt extremely uncomfortable with the concept of self-promotion. Many of these same people hold themselves back from too many missed opportunities to become successful because of it. Where did the fear of self-promotion come from? Many learned the opposite from their parents as they were growing up. They where taught to believe that it was not polite to talk about themselves; if they do, it will come across as pushy, rude or they will appear to have a big ego. Some parents may have taught that, and also said, “Go out in the world on your own and be successful.” This combo-belief goes against the grain of all sales and marketing success! How can you be successful if you don’t tell others what you do and how you can help them? You can’t! If you don’t self-promote, you are holding yourself back from too many missed opportunities and the success that you truly deserve! Undeniably, there is unethical self-promotion. We’ve all witnessed it, and maybe even lost business to it. But unethical or ineffective self-promotion is not what we’re discussing. You can do successful self-promoting with class, ethics and service to others. Begin to look at self-promotion from this day...

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A Magazine for Entrepreneurs and Marketers (26)

Down to Business: Media Literacy 2007 National Conference on Media Reform Today’s Media Landscape Saturday Plenary: McChesney Media and War Wider Social Issues Jane Fonda Si Kahn Media & Campaign Reform Social Networks: Joan, Daily Kos Saturday Plenary: McChesney Media and War Creating Your Own Media Future of Indy Media Panel Social networks Queretaro-Sat.Plenary Dipa Fernandez-Sat.Plenary Impact of Our Organizing on Media and Society Van Jones Queretaro-Sat.Plenary Edmarkey- Sat.Plenary Jesse Jackson Bernie Sanders FCC Commissioners Michael Copps & Jonathan Adelstein Strategies for Stopping Big Media International Final Plenary 2005 National Conference on Media Reform The National Conference on Media Reform 2005: Twin Fires of ChangeBy Shel Horowitz and the Speakers and Presenters at the Conference National Conference on Media Reform Panel 2005: News, Information and Corporate MediaBy Shel Horowitz and the panelists National Conference on Media Reform Panel 2005: Online OrganizingBy Shel Horowitz, the panelists, and the audience National Conference on Media Reform Panel 2005: Engaging New Constituencies in Media ReformBy Shel Horowitz, the panelists, and the audience National Conference on Media Reform Panel 2005: Media Reform One Community at a Time: Case Studies in Local OrganizingBy Shel Horowitz, the panelists, and the audience National Conference on Media Reform Panel 2005: Visioning a Media System that Serves Our Democracy and CultureBy Danny Schecter Back to Down to...

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Global Warming, Local Hope

Global Warming, Local Hope By Paul Rogat Loeb As the evidence of global warming becomes inescapable, I fear Americans will switch instead to a fatalistic pessimism. Maybe it’s real and maybe it’s our fault, this sentiment goes, but at this point there’s nothing we can do, so we’re off the hook. It’s hard to deal with melting arctic glaciers, Katrina refugees who might never return to New Orleans, and floods that recently covered half of Bangladesh. Weather-related catastrophes cost a record $225 billion last year, with the impact of global climate change just beginning. Add in a president deep in denial, and it’s tempting to feel powerless. We can’t even escape to the Weather Channel without a sense of impending doom. Yet people are beginning to act, sometimes from unexpected places. By so doing they’re opening up new possibilities. The heads of BP Amoco and the world’s largest reinsurance companies, Swiss Re and Munich Re, have spoken out. So has the vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, joined by other key evangelical leaders like the country’s largest megachurch pastor, Reverend Rick Warren. In Britain, even the Conservatives are demanding the issue be made a top national priority. In spring 2005, in Seattle, where I live, Mayor Greg Nickels recognized that even though the Bush administration was still denying the consequences of global warming, local...

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Why Discipline?

Why Discipline? (c) 2005 by Fred Gleeck I went over to a local casino here in Las Vegas to go to a meeting of the Las Vegas Internet Chamber of Commerce. Whenever I go through a casino I’m always tempted to play Craps of Blackjack. I RARELY do. I only play any casino game these days when people come in from out of town. Why? I’ve disciplined myself. I know that although I have occasionally won when I play craps, in the long run I’ll lose. So, I discipline myself not to play. I discipline myself not to eat a pint of ice cream every night. Although I work out like a fiend so I can eat my pint of Ben and Jerry’s 2 or 3 times a week. The concept that you can eat a portion of the pint and then “save” the rest just doesn’t work with me. I eat the whole thing EVERY time. Whenever I hear people complain that they aren’t making enough money or getting virtually anything that they want you can usually trace it back to a lack of discipline. Children (in every study they have ever done) always have a hard time forgoing short term gain for long term rewards. Discipline is the ability to forgo short term for long term gain. I may want to watch TV every hour I’m awake...

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