Do You Watch the News? Is it a Huge Waste of Time?
Thoughts to Ponder
What is news to you?
How do you define it?
Breaking News 10 years ago was TRULY breaking news. REAL NEWS.
Example: JFK was assassinated. MLK was assassinated. 911 Bombing.
This presidential election is NOT Breaking News.
Sadly, there is no REAL NEWS this election.
The country is clearly divided & neither candidate will be popular.
Prefer more taxes & more government & the last 4 years were financially great for you? you know who your candidate of choice will be.
Prefer less taxes & less government & the last 4 years were not financially
Stellar for you? you know who your candidate of choice will be.
If you are looking for the candidate that has a totally committed mindset & wont change their opinion based on the audience, that candidate does not exist.
If you want to maximize your time & you want REAL NEWS, then I suggest
You “filter” what news you allow into your portals.
Portals like the: SmartNews App
Set yourself “BOUNDARIES” of what gets your attention & for how long everyday.
Indiscriminate BROWSING is stealing your future. You can control this!
Do it for you.
Even if it’s not gonna be a hit
Even if it’s not really deep
Even if you’re not self confident
Even if you think you’ll do it later (trust me, you won’t)
Even if someone wrote about it this morning
Even if it’s friday and no one will see your text
Even if it’s just some random thoughts
Even if it’s too intimate
Even if you just have a few minutes ahead
Even if you don’t even finish it.
Write it anyway.
You don’t need to write a masterpiece.
Write your simplest thoughts.
Start with a line.
Take some ideas out of your head.
Put them into words.
See what happens next.
Do it now.
Because, why not?
You know, my father is almost 60 now.
He told me one day he always dreamt to write a book, since his 20's.
He never did it.
Because he didn’t find the perfect title for it.
I think he gave it up today.
Are you also gonna spend 40 years thinking about writing something before you actually start?
Do it.If you think about it
Even if it’s just for you
Write it anyway!
Backup Generators For Emergencies
Backup Generators For Emergencies
A power outage in the home can be a frightening event, especially if severe weather is right outside your door. However, there’s another option to being left in the dark: a backup generator. When the grid is down because of storms, hurricanes, freezing temperatures, or other natural disasters, it’s never certain how long it will take to restore power to homes. In order to stay prepared, having a backup generator in place will provide your home with temporary power during an emergency.
Permanent Or Portable?
There are two types of generators: permanent standby and portable. Each carries benefits and drawbacks, so make an informed decision based on the geography of your home and how much power you’ll need if the lights go out.
Permanent Standby Generators
These remain permanently outside the home and on standby. They run on an existing fuel source – either liquid propane or natural gas – and are capable of generating enough wattage to re-energize your home only seconds after it loses power. That’s because the permanent generator works in conjunction with a transfer switch to monitor incoming utility voltage. When your home’s power goes out, the transfer switch will disconnect the utility line and connect a new power line from the generator to restore power within seconds.
But remember, connecting a portable generator directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to your home’s wiring can "back feed" onto the power lines connected to your home and injure neighbors or utility workers. By working with a qualified electrician, you can install a manual transfer switch to safely tie into selected circuits of your main electrical panel. If a portable generator is running and power is restored, the power company's electricity cannot get to those isolated circuits until the generator is turned off and the manual transfer switch is reset to the non-backup position.
Due to the sheer amount of power that permanent standby generators are capable of providing, they carry a hefty price tag. In addition, licensed electricians must install these generators, and your local utility company must be notified that you have a back-up system in place. However, if you live in an area that consistently sees power outages, this type of generator may be a good option and the best possible preparation money can buy. Also, if you live in a climate that is consistently very cold and plagued with ice storms, consider this generator to power your furnace and hot water heater, to keep your home warm and your pipes from freezing in the event of a prolonged power outage.
These offer a more affordable option, when only a few vital electrical items are needed during a power outage. These generators are smaller and can be wheeled out of the garage. Their primary fuel is gasoline, so they should never be run inside the home or any enclosed area, where deadly carbon monoxide gas can accumulate.
It is recommended that you install battery-operated carbon monoxide detectors indoors according to manufacturer’s instructions. Take care when fueling a gasoline-powered portable generator; never add fuel while the unit is running or hot. If the tank is overfilled, fuel can overflow onto a hot engine and cause a fire or explosion. Always start or stop the generator only when no electrical loads are connected.
Extension cords can be connected to portable generators and run inside to power smaller appliances like the refrigerator, sump pump, furnace, hot water heater, lamps, TVs, and computers.
In order to select the best backup generator for yourself and your family, determine just how much power you would need in the event of a blackout. What could you do without for a few days? Hot water? Cold food? Check the manufacturer information for each appliance to find out the wattage of your necessary appliances, and then tally their numbers. A portable generator may be your best option if you stay aware of your energy consumption, and hold to using the wattage limit of the generator. Depending on the model, portables can generate between 2,500 and 4,500 watts. By using energy wisely, you’ll still be able to comfortably endure a blackout.
Before You Buy
Hello Marvelous People!
Welcome back to a short, but valuable article on the subject of Engaged Team Members.
Today, our guest blogger is Tyler Winner, President of James L. Winner & Associates, the
Sponsors of Dale Carnegie Training in Baton Rouge, LA. His father Jim is my personal
mentor. A relationship that started over 35 years ago. Jim, I’m forever grateful for you giving
me the “wings” to fly.
What Is Employee Engagement?
Employee engagement does not simply mean "happy employees." Even if a worker is happy, it does not mean that he or she has an overabundant sense of loyalty resulting in higher productivity. While it can help to host parties and thank employees regularly, that does not mean employees are engaged.
Additionally, a "satisfied" employee is not necessarily engaged in their work. Those who describe themselves as satisfied are not likely to put in the extra effort.
Employee Engagement: It's More Than Happiness Or Security In A Job.
Click here to read Forbes' article on why employees become disengaged.
Employee engagement is more than happiness or security in a job. It is the indication that an employee is actively and emotionally committed to the progress of your business and its goals.
Employee Engagement Encourages Effort.
Because engaged employees understand their impact on the overall organization, they actually care about the quality of their work and effort. This means that the salaried employee will work more hours than required to make sure the job is done right. Engaged employees do more than what is specifically required.
The results are factual: According to Dale Carnegie Training's employee engagement survey, top companies whose employees are engaged boast 6% higher net profit margins.
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