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

Innovative Shop Flooring Ideas

When it comes to innovative shop flooring ideas, you can get as creative as you want. After all it is your property and you have all the right to decorate it the way you want to. There are several India Flooring companies who will provide you numerous options to choose from. But, as it is a shop that has high volume of visitors and buyers everyday so you need to be particular about the quality, maintenance and strength of the floor.

These days, you can easily find in numerous ideas that bring out different types of floor covering ideas due to the new materials brought into the India Flooring market everyday. The numbers of choices you get with these inventions are simply remarkable but the thought of replacing the old carpets with a new laminate floor or stripping the old floor boards can be a bit exhausting. Well it is truly a time taking job that requires the labor of skilled professionals to give your building the desired look.

Following are the different options for innovative shop flooring ideas:

Laminate Flooring
This type of option is compatible for offices, shops and school flooring as well. The most common ones come with the wood effect finish but the recent inventions are the uncommon types including mimic ceramic, slate or terracotta and even metals such as copper and brushed aluminum finish. It is installed on a thin piece of foam without the support of any nails or glue. The shop owner can opt for the metal finish that looks classy and can be easily maintained as well. It would be easier to get a squeaky clean effect on the metallic finish, which is an elementary requirement of a shop.

Wood and Vinyl floor covering
These are available in a variety of finish and designs. The most remarkable feature of this option is that it provides resilience to the floors. Due to this reason it makes excellent carpeting option for dance floors and Gymnasiums both of which are prevalent in schools and shopping malls. Sheet Vinyl coverings are very affordable alternatives compared to wooden or tile planks. Another benefit of installing these innovative parquet is the fact that they are available in a variety of colors, patterns and price.

Ceramic
It is undoubtedly one of the most durable options in the entire gamut of innovative home, office, shop or even school flooring ideas. The sizes and shapes can vary from squares to rectangles to even hand made varieties. One of the most significant features of this variety is that it keeps the interiors cool. Hence they are preferred in hot climatic areas like India. The contact surface of the tiles is very smooth and it can be easily cleaned. It is available in a wide variety of choices ranging from different sizes, shapes, colors, patters and designs. You can get more creative with this option by installing different patters for different areas of the building like bathrooms, halls, conference rooms, labs, etc.

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.