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Author: mandmweb

Mind Sales

What I have found in my work in sales is that selling is not a matter of product knowledge, who you know, or handling objections. It is a matter of finding industry to sell in. Something you love, one of your hobbies, a dream. Anything that is you. We are in an age where we need to start thinking more about ourselves as people. We need to find what we love and do it whole heartedly. What I did as a salesman and this bought me more sales in a shorter period of time than anything else I have ever put my mind to and it was pure and simple concentration. I was sick so I decided o stay in bed because I had to work on the weekend from Thursday to Sunday. I focused on the screen of my mind images and movies of myself selling. I mean everything. I showed customers my product, I showed them how my service would help them save money, I even made my customers laugh. But the key was that I imagined closing sale after sale after sale. Now this weekend I was still sick when I went into work. I thought to myself "no one is going to want to talk to me. Look at me!" I was sick with a box of tissue to go along with it. I killed...

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So You Thought Break Dance Was Dead? Think Again!

In the early 1980’s, break dance exploded onto the scene and became a national phenomenon that officially ushered in the “Hip-Hop” era. Then in the 90’s, the popularity of Rap music dominated the scene, essentially forcing “break dancing” out of the public spotlight and back to its underground origins. That is where break dancing has remained for the past two decades – growing in popularity ¬- evolving and developing a massive following that now spans the globe. Break dance – which is now mostly referred to as “b-boying” and the dancers called “b-boys” or “b-girls” – is actually a term applied to anyone who identifies with the “break dancer” culture. The B-boy genre – which is largely unnoticed in the U.S. mainstream – is actually as popular today as other forms of popular sports and entertainment. B-boy now generates millions of dollars of revenue through its own network of live events, websites and retail outlets ¬- which sell their own unique brand of B-boy videos, music, apparel and related paraphernalia – and is searched on-line as much as other forms of popular sports and entertainment. B-boy entertainment is viral, a bonafide phenomena that is re-emerging in the U.S. B-boy – which technically stands for “break or beat-boy”- is the art of traditional break dancing, but now combined with elements of gymnastics and mixed martial arts or what is now...

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Should Husbands Love Their Wives Like Christ Loved the Church?

We live in a topsy turvy world, and but one example of this is it is misogynistic one moment, feminist the next. The former treat women with disdain, the latter hail the glory of women at times to the derision of men. Both situations are overreactions, and I see them weekly if not daily. Being prone to being more feminist than misogynist, I favour the closing of the gap in inequality between women and men, but not to the extent that men are significantly disadvantaged in the process – that itself is the inequality borne of overreaction. Let’s extend the discussion and focus on marriage. Here is what I think is theologically true: Christ died so that we may live, Without burdens put on us He’d never give, We bear our cross But let’s be aware, Of the devil’s plan Because perfection’s his snare. The apostle Paul instructed husbands to love their wives just as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). Remember though who Christ is – perfect and sinless in every way. Husbands are exhorted to strive for the standard, daily, but not to be beholden to it. It is too much for anyone to attain perfection. But certainly this is what repentance is for; when we fail to live up to biblical standards. I know I have made the error in the past of suggesting that husbands...

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8 Ways to Avoid Being Hacked

I have been involved in providing automated solutions for companies for years. I have prepared detailed presentations and have spoken at events, repetitively warning clients and our staff how to avoid being hacked. Yet, a couple of weeks ago I came seconds close to being a victim myself! What happened? I was at a Chicago parking meter attempting to use my charge card to get a parking ticket for my car. The card failed the first time but after a few tries it finally went through. I chalked the incident up to the zero-degree weather and a frozen parking meter. Seconds later I received a text stating, “Your card has been restricted. Please call us at 312-985-5635.” I had received a similar email from VISA in the past when my card had been hacked. “312” is a Chicago area code, and I figured that VISA was concerned about the multiple tries at the meter so I was about to call the number but got suspicious. Instead, I called the VISA number on the back of my card. VISA said my card was not on hold and that everything was fine. Always call the number on the back of the card! Case in point – never let your guard down. A simple coincidence like above can make it seem real and logical. I did a web search on the phone...

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Why You Should Seriously Consider a Ventless Bathroom Fan

A ventless bathroom fan is the answer to your humidity problem if installing a wall or ceiling ducted model is not a practical option. For example, if you have a bathroom in the basement or if you live in a rental home that does not currently have a fan, why should you have to deal with the odor and the mold that is associated with all of that extra moisture from your shower? It is fair to say that no bathroom should be without some type of fan. Features With these types of fans, you do not have to worry about cutting any holes or fitting into walls. Ductless systems require no outside vent and can be installed either on the wall or the ceiling. They feature 12v motors that are traditionally removable so that they can be easily cleaned. You will also find that installation is a breeze with these units as they usually have tension spring mounting. Not to mention, they often weigh less than five pounds. Why You Need One While you may be able to live without a bathroom heater fan, you still need some type of unit in there to help with humidity. When you take a shower, you create steam which leaves you with an abundance of moisture left in the air. Where exactly do you think all of that water goes? It...

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