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Dog searching?

Graduating soon and looking for a companion? Animal Planet’s Dogs 101 is your one stop shop for knowledge of different breeds.   Each video discusses the pros and cons of each breed as well as a history of where they came from.  Check it out!

 

Be sure to check out local humane societies!

 

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Jimmy Wales, father of mass collaboration?

Jimmy Wales, founder of wikipedia, answers questions from fans all over the world.  Wikipedia is one of the largest and most well known mass collaboration sites on the web.  Listen in as Jimmy discusses wikipedia:

 

 

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5 ways to make your goals work

EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey, Goals, Achieving goalsRecently I went to the first half of Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership simulcast and really picked up some beneficial info.  I wish I could have stayed for the whole thing.  While I was there, Dave talked about the importance of leading with goals and how they are bite-sized visions.  If you are like me, you probably dream about many things that rarely ever happen.  Dave compared dreams to an image that is blurred by fog or a mist.  Once this image begins coming into focus, it becomes a vision; when they come into focus is when they come into reality.  In order for goals to work, Dave believes they must:

1.  Be specific – Ex: I’m going to lose 10 lbs in 3 weeks.  NOT – I want to lose some weight.

2.  Be measurable – If they are measurable you know when you reach your milestones and can track your progress.

3.  Be yours – Take ownership of them and really want to achieve them.

4.  Have a time limit – State when you are going to reach your goals by.

5.  Be in writing – Write them down and place them in places you will see them often!

It is important to break down your goals.  If you want to lose 30 lbs in three months, that’s 10 lbs a month, 2.5 lbs a week.  If you want to make $100,000 a year, that’s $8334 a month, $2084 a week.  Figure out how many hours you need to work or how many sales you must complete to make it happen.  When you break down your goals it makes them much more achievable.  Setting goals as a leader within your organization can tremendously help it succeed and allows everyone to work together towards a common, much needed goal.

Check out Dave Ramsey’s website for more info on his seminars, They are definitely very beneficial!

 

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Life changing Hope

Hope International, Microfinance Everywhere in the world there is some sort of need.  Hope International, using microfinance, seeks to help poverty stricken people all over the world rise out of their poverty and create a better life for themselves.  Many organizations simply hand over donations to those who need help.  While that too is great, Hope International focuses on offering microfinance AND basic business training.  They understand that money can only go so far and that so much of the world can greatly benefit from some business training.  They don’t stop there however, as a Christian organization, they also help their clients rise out of spiritual poverty.  Hope International isn’t simply handing out money, they are offering clients a chance for a better life through hard work and dedication and spreading the love of Christ while doing this.

See how you can “make a difference!

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3 Reasons WordPress is King

6 months ago I made a website for my business on Microsoft Expression Web 4. I’m a guy who knows very little code so the whole process was pretty frustrating for me. Been there too? Recently, I have been overhauling my site using WordPress and it has renewed my faith in web design! Here are three things I absolutely love about wp.

1. It’s incredibly easy. Developing a nice looking, functional website on WordPress requires very little knowledge of computer science. If you have an idea of what you want to do, it’s fairly simple.

2. Like I mentioned before, if you have an idea as to what you want to do, chances are it’s very simple. This is thanks to the vast number of widgets and plug-ins available for download, many of which are free. It seems as if there is a widget and a plug-in for everything. Everything from Google Maps to local weather. Love it.

3. Lastly, if there is something you aren’t sure about, it is fairly simple to figure out with the help of codex.  You can simply Google what you need help with, or search their help site, codex.wordpress.org.

If you are not a code whiz, save yourself the time and pain.  Use WordPress!

 

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