Remarkable People

Every week I meet hundreds of remarkable people. Many know they are remarkable, some the world knows are remarkable, but unfortunately most don’t yet know that the have potential to be remarkable.

Each of us has the opportunity and ability to live fulfilled, passionate lives. Inside us is the potential for achieving success, success as defined and created by our own initiative, interest, intellect, and action.

A personal coach can help you define and achieve the life you desire. Through reflection, provocation, guidance, and accountability your coach can help you become the remarkable person you are destined to become.

If you have demons shouting scripts into your ears, from inside your head, this isn’t meant as a substitute for therapy or medication. The suggestions here are meant to augment your existing regimen and are meant to make you uncomfortable. From the depths of depression or despair, self-pity rises up and attempts to drag you down. The surest defense against overwhelming and melancholy is to be of service to others. Having a purpose, other than yourself, is a motivation to get up and get on with your day.

All of life is series of small steps, small steps, side steps, a bigger step, a backward stumble and dozens of more smaller steps until you arrive at the destination – joy.

Ask yourself – ” when I think of someone who could use my help, what name jumps out?”. Be honest, you got a flash, an answer that intuition and karma are calling you towards. Accept that name and ask a second question.” what is the least I can do to be of service to them?” Today’s least might be too big a step to undertake but by breaking the task into bite size pieces you won’t bite off more than you can chew.

Imagine that you heard Tom as an answer to the first question and invite him for Sunday dinner was the action. If you are overwhelmed by the thought of planning, preparing, serving and entertaining for a big dinner there may still be a way to be of service and build towards a dinner in a couple of months.

Can you do some baking; everyone has favorite cookies and then call Tom and make a delivery. In this scenario you control the situation and timeline, you reduce the effort but you still add value to someone you is waiting for your assistance (even if they don’t know it is you). The act of thinking about someone else, considering their circumstances, pressing forward and finding a way to make a difference and then acting on it is life fulfilling. You are a better person for your action, you will feel better (not perfect) and Tom will have a glimmer of hope in every delicious morsel.

Baking isn’t the solution to all problems (it just seems like it should be) and when you answer the who and how questions you will likely end up with a different approach. The process of making it bite size is successful when you are honest with yourself.

Write the preferred goal (what you imagined was your call) on the left hand side of a page – Feed Tom Sunday Dinner. On the left side write, honestly where you are today (your current state) Feeling Overwhelmed. Between the two columns begin creating a list of steps that will get you from today to the preferred future. Bake, call Tom, buy lunch, have coffee, arrange a date, grocery shopping, plan a meal, find recipes, prepare food, clean house, purchase wine… As your list grows pick a couple that you ‘feel’ you could begin with. Lets use Call Tom and Bake. Place Call Tom of the right side of the paper and your current state ( feeling unprepared) on the right. What are the steps in between? Look up Tom’s number, think about what I want to say, write some notes for the conversation, pick a time, dial the phone, let him know you care…

The process can continue creating a micro plans that will be the first step to your today’s action.

As I am sure you recognize this s an ongoing wash, rinse, repeat pattern that can be applied to almost all areas of your life.

The two takeaways – think of someone else and act to serve them.

Breathe and Be Better,

Bob

An Update On The Business Model Of My Shopping Genie

Not long ago My Shopping Genie announced the opening of the Scandinavian countries. However besides that another announcement was made. My shopping Genie is working on the Genie Marketplace: A recent innovative platform that will make happen for My Shopping Genie to get closer to their final goal. In this article we will look into this new platform identified as Genie Marketplace.

What is the Genie Marketplace?

Did you find out yet about Groupon and their daily offers?

We will give more details about this concept. Groupon is a modern day brand that brought together different marketing strategies into one remarkable business model. Their business model blends Social Media technology with the discount coupon industry. Thanks to the Internet and to the technology, they gave a new life to the coupon industry.

This model provides great opportunity to local business owners since they can shift great amounts of non-producing advertising dollars from traditional media to a new well focused online coupon based marketing tactic which focused on their area. This has become so profitable that Groupon will be the fastest growing company in all times. They will get to their 1 billion USD sales faster than Priceline and Google. Google intended to buy Groupon for 6 billion USD but Groupon turned the offer down.

Online coupons is a huge market that is still in its early stages. In addition to Groupon, there is simply one other important player named Social Living. These companies do retain certain market share by now but they are nevertheless only scratching the surface of the potential this market has. Groupon at this time turns down 70% of the companies that would like to promote via coupon advertisement. This leaves a large market share undeveloped and the Genie Market Place will take advantage of this.

There are some advantages that My Shopping Genie will retain over its competitors. To begin with, Groupon kicked off with 10 sales people in only one city. The launch of Genie Marketplace will take place in numerous cities with many offers. Most significant there are over 20.000 distributors that will advertise the “offer of the day”.

The second advantage we may notice is the online application called My Shopping Genie. This application starts on the moment a user is making a search in any major search engine. An typical internet user searches about 80 times per month and every time the “offer of the day” will be exposed to him or her. This is something the competitors are not able to do.

How does the Genie Marketplace work?

Likewise Groupon and other players in this industry, Genie Marketplace will offer vouchers with 50 – 90% discount on services and products of local companies in a certain region.

The deals will come on the market via the distributors of My Shopping Genie. When one of these deals is sold, the distributor that set up the deal will earn a commission. This is an ideal way to encourage distributors to bring a lot of offers. However, since they only earn commission when the deal sells, inclines them to search for quality offers as well. In the end this will point to a high quantity of quality offers.

In addition to the distributor that introduced the offer, also the distributor that spread the purchasing genie application will receive a commission.

The Genie Marketplace helps out thus the local businesses, by getting in touch with new customers by making use of the power of online coupon networks and the modern viral marketing strategies.

The expectation is that international development will spread really quickly due to the fact that local businesses place their offers for free on the Genie Marketplace. In addition, My Shopping Genie has a vast base of international distributors and their traffic ability online due to The My Shopping Genie application is big as well. These last 2 aspects will intensify their globalization as well..

As we can see this new platform produced by My Shopping Genie adds value to My Shopping Genie Opportunity. It will get My Shopping Genie nearer their final goal of becoming the largest affiliate platform on the internet. And this will also generate fantastic opportunities for the distributors of My Shopping Genie application. This new platform will create more income streams for the distributor and adds value to the application considerably.

Why Should You Take Your Gold to a Gold Shop?

The statistics say it all. The price of gold has increased from 300 dollars an ounce in 2000, to 1500 dollars an ounce today, a remarkable 400 percent appreciation. Many economists believe that the prices of gold will rise even further for a year or so before it begins the reversal trend. If you are looking for money, this might be your solution. Which leads us to the question- Why are you still holding on to your gold? It is time to sell it to a gold shop before the trend reverses.

In the past few years, people have been made to cut down on many expenses. The recent recession, coupled with rising unemployment rates leave people desperate to find ways to survive. Possibly the safest option for such people is to look and see whether they have any gold lying around the house. Now, this may seem quite absurd a remark. Few people actually leave gold bars on their coffee tables! However, gold can be found in items such as watches, trinkets, antiques, cufflinks and jewelry.

It is possible to find items containing gold in old boxes in the attic. Another good source of gold is specific gold coins. If you own a coin collection, take a close look at it. There are chances that you are holding on to a very valuable piece which can be sold for a huge sum. Though the gold amount may be very small, it can be extracted from the item, refined and then sold to a gold shop. This will allow you to make an easy profit since the prices of gold have gone up steeply.

Gold happens to be one of the safest investments these days. Commodities such as gold are relatively unaffected by changes in the stock market. That is why you will notice that the gold prices still rose after the onset of the 2008 recession. If you have invested in gold in the past, now would be the ideal or gold king time to take it to the gold shop. Chances are the value has increased significantly since your initial investment. After all, the gold is of no real use to you lying in a safe in your house. In fact, it is rather unsafe to leave it in the house itself!

If you are suffering from the economic crunch, it is advisable to take the gold directly to the gold shop. After all, of what use is an investment if it does not save you when you need the money most?

Considering the weak state of the dollar and the euro which show no signs of rebounding, gold seems your best commodity to sell. It is much more reasonable to sell your gold than having to sell your car or cut short your kid’s education! So make the smart choice and head down to the closest gold store.