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About connectwithalicia

Author, Licensed Respiratory Therapist, Entrepreneur. With a passion for writing and helping other's gain the advantage in success and life!

Think About Your Fellow Human Beings

Today I read an article from the website Love What Matters Most.com. As I read it, I actually had tears streaming down my face.

Today I cried is not just another hyped up article made to make you feel panic or fear of the COVID19 – Coronavirus. It is the story of a 92-year-old man and his struggle to find? If you guessed toilet paper you’re right.

Our Senior Citizens have lived through the worst of times. The #coronaviruis is not the worst thing they’ve lived through. We have a duty as a society to care for, appreciate and listen to their lives stories.

Did you get caught up in the great toilet paper hoarding? How much do you really need for your family for one month?

The United States of America has survived through World War I, The Great Depression, World War II otherwise known as the Second World War. We have overcome so many disease outbreaks such as smallpox, yellow fever, polio, the Spanish flu, measles and more.

A Migrant Women From The Great Depression

Listen, I’m not trying to make light of this new obstacle in our daily lives at this time. The point I’m trying to get across is to stop and think about how we as individuals and what we affect all of us!

Show #kindness, #understanding, #patients and most of all

LOVE

Love one another.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Excitement! Episode 3, Season 1 of My Podcast; It’s Your Life!

With all this talk and drudge in the news let me ask you a question. Is there something that you are excited about.

Can excitement be us hearing the voice of God? Listen to my podcast series called; It’s Your Life

Our lives are the product of the choices we have made. Together explore with me how to live a more fullfilled life. Afterall it’s your life, live it well.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Self Care Sunday’s Series; Men Need Self Care Too

Men you are just as important as us women when it comes to taking care of yourself.

I found this great article by mashable.com titled The Self Care Revolution Is Finally Coming To Men is well worth taking the time to read.

MEN YOU ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WOMEN! 

Take care you yourself because we need you around.

The idea that only a woman needs to take care of herself is absurd to me. My husband Dave was always on top of his self care game. These last five years have really set him back.

I promised him that I would not go into his personal health details.

However with that said after hitting our thirty-eighth wedding anniversary on March 5, one learns the true meaning of “for better, for worse, in sickness and in health”.

Men go through some of the same traumas and life changing events as women do. Ranging from health issues, sexual abuse, childhood traumas, loving relationships, raising children the list goes on.

I realize that today is March 8, 2020 and the day to celebrate International Women’s Day across the world. Being a women myself, I applaud all women everywhere.

The need for men’s self awareness and self care is becoming more and more clear.

On my #Instagram @connectwithalicia

I’ve started an every Sunday feature called Self Care Sunday’s. My hope is that you will join the journey as we discover ways to care for both sexes together.

Please leave a comment below.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

Octothorpe! The Original Name For The #Hashtag

#hashtag this and #hasgtag that. They’re in almost every social media post we see today. However the famous symbol # was once referred to as the “pound” symbol.

Where did it originate from?

According to lexico.com in North Anerica it’s used in context such as go to question #2. In music the symbol is known as a sharp note.

The name octothorpe is said to have been invented by a Bell Laboratories employee in the 1960’s to honor the American athlete and Olympic gold medallist Jim Thorpe.

Jim Thorpe

Surprisingly the first hashtag was first brought to Twitter on August 23, 2007 by Chris Messina. Chris wrote an blog post expressing his interest in using hashtags when posting on social media.

Tagging when posting on social media also allows you to express words with an #throat punch in your sentance.

#hashtag, #writing, #blogging basically any word can become a hashtag.

Some of the top hashtags can be found here.

#peace

#love

#keephasing

Gain the advantage,

Alicia Osmera

5 Daily Methods Of Operation

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If you’re and entrepreneur then you probably already have a DMO  (Daily Method Of Operation ). Every successful person either in business, or entrepreneurship tells me they us a daily method of operations.

Five  things I found to be very effective and they are easy enough that anyone can use them.  These simple steps will help you to obtain the level of success once you apply them into your daily routine.

Personal Development —  Having a POSITIVE mental attitude changes the way we think as a leader or an entrepreneur;  which in turn leads to change for success. With so many ways to grab information no one can make the excuse that they don’t have time to do this.

Meditation and Exercise —  Spend at least 15 minutes a day meditating on scriptures,  a quick go to encouragement pocket book.  Exercise daily to increase your body,mind and spirit. Exercising opens up the mind and make entrepreneurs get their creative juices flowing. Personally I find Pilates very relaxing and it works my abs off.

Sharing  — Share your business opportunity with at least 10 new people or at the bare minimum 5 people to start building relationships and trust with. Make this a quick less than 2 minute introduction and ask them if they’re interested in watch a video,  listening to a CD, Podcast or by whatever tools you can get in front of them within the a few days.

Creating Content  —  Create content people will want to read, look at and become interested in.  Social media can work to your advantage.   Learn how to leverage the time you spend on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Google+,  LinkedIn and whatever other social outlet you’re using.

The Artistic Affilate otherwise known as Lesly Federici, RN has many helpful tips for creating content. In her article titled, 5 Creative Ways to Keep Visitors Coming Back she shares many ways to make visitors “think outside the box”. Landing pages, funnels, custom side bars and widgets to name a few.

Sales and Marketing Training  —  Essential to any business growth is marketing and sales.   Sales equals income in the pocketbook! ! Marketing drives interest and curiosity which leads to SALES!

The road to success takes time and it takes one step at a time to achieve the end result.

Leave a comment and as always,

Gain The Advantage!

20 Profitable Small Business Ideas for Women With SproutMentor

As I was browsing through my Pinterest account

I came across this pin

20 Profitable Business Ideas for Women in 2019 by Hildha Mewend, owner of Sprout Mentor.

She offers great tips and resources if you’re searching for a way to make a more of a passive income.

From my Instagram account at connectwithalicia, (just scan the nametag below to find my account).

A new feature is titled, Ways To Work From Home.

After stumbling on her article I just knew it needed to be shared with my readers.

Please leave a comment.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Intellifluence A New Way To Connect Your Businesses With Consumers

I found an opportunity that fit’s my personality and my niche. Intellifluence is an easy way to build relationships, increase your blog or companies awareness and also sales.

A few months ago I was web surfing for “work from home” opportunities and came across Intellifluence. After much research I signed up. Companies are always looking for people to review their products and share with the masses. The internet has changed the way businesses market their products.

How Does Intellifluence Work?

Using Intellifluence allows your company to communicate directly with interested consumers, acting as the influencer. Most of the companies using this website are small businesses. Bottom lines are tight and marketing products are a challenge. There pricing is reasonable with many options. One can cancel at any time without a penalty.

What Companies Work With Intellifluence?

All kinds of companies from Newair, Reedsy, Simply Earth and companies in need of review bloggers.

Becoming An Influencer

Once the decision is made to become an influencer click the join button and get started. I’ve made it easy for you by clicking my intellifluence link.

Getting Free Stuff and Getting Paid

What? Did I really just read that? Yes, yes you did. The beauty of this website are some of the free sample items, some items the collaborator needs to pay for; however they get to keep it after doing a review.

As a blogger certain companies pitch there ideas along with the payment amount. Should you choose to accept my advise it to set up a Paypal account for receiving payments. It’s better to be secured when it comes to money.

Yes I have made a few dollars and will continue my journey as an influencer. Whatever your decision I wish you all the success.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Are You Aware Of ID2020? Big Pharm And Microsoft Are Teaming Up.

After reading this article published by Now The End Begins, I just knew I had to share it with my readers.

Revelation 13:16-18 says “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

The ID2020 is known to all believers of Jesus Christ as the mark of beast. This technology has been developing for years. More and more information comes to the forefront everyday. We are in the last days before the second coming of Jesus Christ.

It’s worth the read. Click the link below 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎✔✔✔

BIG PHARMA AND MICROSOFT ARE TEAMING UP IN SOMETHING CALLED THE ‘ID2020 ALLIANCE’ THAT WILL COMBINE VACCINATIONS WITH IMPLANTABLE MICROCHIPS TO CREATE YOUR DIGITAL ID

I would encourage you to prepare yourself, your loved ones for what’s to come in these last days ahead.

If you have never heard the salvation message or heard of Jesus Christ, salvation is near. Reach out to myself or a biblical church near you.

As always I welcome your comments.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Best Types of Comedians to Hire

I love going to comedy shows. Picking the type of comedian to see that’s another story.

Nothing livens up an event like that of the comedy stylings of stand-up comedians. There is no one-size-fits-all comedy style for every setting. The type of comedian sought is dependent upon the venue and audience.  Here, we will break down some of the popular types of comedians to hire for your next event.

Political

There are always comedians that will focus on the political state of affairs in the country. Comedians that fit in this genre create material that is aimed at making fun of politicians or political viewpoints held by themselves or others.  Ranker rates the best political comedy specials.

Storytelling

Everyone loves a good story. Storytelling comedians spin entertaining and comical representations of events that they or others have experienced.

One of my favorite story telling comedians is Jim Gaffigan.  Oh the stories he tells.

Offensive

Looking to generate laughs based on shock value, offensive comedians aim to take a politically incorrect stand. These comedians may be overtly sexual, racial, or political.

Angry

These comedians have sets that consist of a non-stop rant against any and everything they see. The outrageous candor of these comedians generates laughter based on their tone and expression.  One of my favorite angry comedians had always been George Carlin

George Carlin left us in 2008. R.I.P. George.

Observational

Intellectual in their approach, the observational comedian, looks deeply into the essence of the things they joke about in their sets. These humorous researchers are as informative as they are funny.

Misdirection

Comedians that practice misdirection play on people’s expectations, they then state the exact opposite of what the audience is expected. The set up is typical, and the follow up is unexpected.

Mellow

These laid-back comedians come across as if they don’t feel as if what they are saying is funny. The outcome, however, results in hilarity. Often melancholy and cool, these comedians play on their lackadaisical approach.

Absurd

Much like the offensive comedian, the absurd comedian thrives on being blatantly outrageous and illogical. Also known as surreal comedy, this comedy style thrives on intentional violations of causal reasoning.

Andrew Dice Clay

Back in the 1980’s Andrew Dice Clay was know to be raunchy, absurd and rude, all while his sex appeal had the ladies screaming for more.

Prop

This genre describes comedians that use props in their stand-up comedy acts. Props include anything that a comedian uses as a visual effect to assist with their set. The use of props is intended to elicit laughter in the audience.

Clean

The realm of stand-up comedy is often racy and explicit. The clean comic creates comedy acts that are intended for family enjoyment. Free from offensive language and subject matter, clean comedians may used other forms of comedy to generate laughter Christians comedians have made this genre popular.  One of my all time favorites is Chonda Pierce.

Her humor about the ups and downs of life contagious.

Musical

Musical comedians us the art of music to dually entertain their audiences. These performers are usually gifted singers or musicians that sing songs or play instruments during their stand-up comedy sets.

Conclusion

If you are looking to book a comedian for your next event, keep in mind the nature of your event. You also need to keep the age, temperament, and expectations of your audience. Since many comedians have content that may be offensive and off-putting to others, you want to make sure the content of the comedy act will resonate with the type of audience that will be in attendance.

As always I welcome your comments.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera