I wish all my readers a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!
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I wish all my readers a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!
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Wow, I had no idea about the origin story of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer! If you aren’t familiar with it either, read below:
As the holiday season of 1938 came to Chicago, Bob May wasn’t feeling much comfort or joy. A 34-year-old ad writer for Montgomery Ward, May was exhausted and nearly broke. His wife, Evelyn, was bedridden, on the losing end of a two-year battle with cancer. This left Bob to look after their four-year old-daughter, Barbara.
One night, Barbara asked her father, “Why isn’t my mommy like everybody else’s mommy?” As he struggled to answer his daughter’s question, Bob remembered the pain of his own childhood. A small, sickly boy, he was constantly picked on and called names. But he wanted to give his daughter hope, and show her that being different was nothing to be ashamed of. More than that, he wanted her to know that he loved her and would always take care of her. So he began to spin a tale about a reindeer with a bright red nose who found a special place on Santa’s team. Barbara loved the story so much that she made her father tell it every night before bedtime. As he did, it grew more elaborate. Because he couldn’t afford to buy his daughter a gift for Christmas, Bob decided to turn the story into a homemade picture book.
In early December, Bob’s wife died. Though he was heartbroken, he kept working on the book for his daughter. A few days before Christmas, he reluctantly attended a company party at Montgomery Ward. His co-workers encouraged him to share the story he’d written. After he read it, there was a standing ovation. Everyone wanted copies of their own. Montgomery Ward bought the rights to the book from their debt-ridden employee. Over the next six years, at Christmas, they gave away six million copies of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to shoppers. Every major publishing house in the country was making offers to obtain the book. In an incredible display of good will, the head of the department store returned all rights to Bob May. Four years later, Rudolph had made him into a millionaire.
Now remarried with a growing family, May felt blessed by his good fortune. But there was more to come. His brother-in-law, a successful songwriter named Johnny Marks, set the uplifting story to music. The song was pitched to artists from Bing Crosby on down. They all passed. Finally, Marks approached Gene Autry. The cowboy star had scored a holiday hit with “Here Comes Santa Claus” a few years before. Like the others, Autry wasn’t impressed with the song about the misfit reindeer. Marks begged him to give it a second listen. Autry played it for his wife, Ina. She was so touched by the line “They wouldn’t let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games” that she insisted her husband record the tune.
Within a few years, it had become the second best-selling Christmas song ever, right behind “White Christmas.” Since then, Rudolph has come to life in TV specials, cartoons, movies, toys, games, coloring books, greeting cards, and even a Ringling Bros. circus act. The little red-nosed reindeer dreamed up by Bob May and immortalized in song by Johnny Marks has come to symbolize Christmas as much as Santa Claus, evergreen trees, and presents. As the last line of the song says, “He’ll go down in history.”
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We never know how an idea will become a great book, movie, or brighton someone’s life.
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In the ever-evolving business landscape, growth and sustainability go hand in hand. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, the need for new clients is a constant reality. In this article, we explore the significance of acquiring three new clients and share strategies to achieve this crucial milestone.
Why three new clients? This number represents a balanced approach to growth. It’s significant enough to make a positive impact on your revenue and business stability, yet manageable to nurture meaningful relationships and maintain the quality of your service or product.
Let’s dive into some effective strategies to help you secure those three new clients:
1. Define Your Ideal Client
Before embarking on your quest, clearly define your ideal client. This ensures you invest your efforts in the right direction. Consider factors like industry, company size, geographic location, and specific needs that your product or service can address. Knowing your target audience is the first step toward attracting the right clients.
2. Leverage Your Existing Network
Your existing network can be a goldmine for new opportunities. Reach out to past clients, colleagues, friends, and industry connections. Let them know about your current offerings and ask for referrals. Personal recommendations often carry a lot of weight, making it more likely for potential clients to trust your services.
3. Online Presence and Marketing
A solid online presence is vital in today’s digital age. Ensure your website is up-to-date and optimized for search engines. Create valuable content through blog posts, social media, or email newsletters that resonate with your target audience. Sharing your expertise and providing solutions to common pain points can attract potential clients who are actively seeking your services.
4. Networking and Industry Events
Attend industry-specific events, conferences, and trade shows. These gatherings offer an excellent opportunity to meet potential clients face-to-face and establish a personal connection. Prepare an elevator pitch that clearly communicates the value you can bring to their business.
One of the ways I choose to do this is through paid network marketing. Recently, I joined Tribe Network Marketing here in Colorado.
5. Offer a Compelling Value Proposition
When approaching potential clients, focus on the unique value your product or service provides. Tailor your pitch to address their specific needs and pain points. Demonstrating how you can solve their problems or help them achieve their goals will make a strong impression.
6. Follow Up and Persistence
The path to acquiring new clients often involves multiple touchpoints. Don’t be discouraged by initial rejections or delays in responses. Follow up politely and persistently, showing your genuine interest in working together. Building relationships takes time, and patience is vital.
7. Measure and Adjust
Track your progress and assess the effectiveness of your strategies. If certain methods aren’t yielding results, be willing to adjust your approach. Continuous improvement is essential for long-term success.
Acquiring three new clients may seem like a modest goal, but it’s a significant step toward business growth and sustainability. By defining your ideal clients, leveraging your network, maintaining a robust online presence, and offering compelling value, you can confidently embark on your quest. Remember that building meaningful relationships and delivering exceptional service are the cornerstones of client acquisition.
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This work is not mine! I am sharing the work of drue86.
Lahaina is considered one of the most expensive places in the world. TheLahaina Fire is an attack conducted by their police dept & government officials. The more I’ve dug into this, the more sinister the story is becoming.
Hawaiian government officials are controlled puppets by the [DS] cabal — connect to CIA, UN, Gates Foundation, Bilderberg & Davos group. Many know that there’s a media blackout of a 12 mile range around the city. They do not want The People to leak out the truth of what’s happening.
No one is missing. They are dead — burnt alive. Over 1000 are dead. This was 1000% a Direct Energy Weapon (DEW) attack by drones — along with arson.
BA-AL (Barium & Aluminum) chemtrails were sprayed to create intense heat & radiation microwaves — to produce super high heat, activated by 5G towers. Hawaii has dark [DS] puppet officials & they heavily enforced the vaccine agenda. Many Hawaiians were jabbed with nano-particles — connect 5G, chemtrails, DEW, the radiation & heat. This created an active microwave & anything anything metal inside a microwave — explodes. This is how cars, metal & car rims were melted, which need extreme heat to do so. The weaponization of 5G will be coming out. The usage of 5G in Lahaina will be exposed.
Smart cars were used as bombs. Cars with full tanks of gas were strategically placed also explode like bombs. The power was not shut down & transformers exploded. Road were closed down & police added barricades & road blocks to prevent People from leaving. Warning sirens were turned off through the city & island. The water was intentionally shut off by water official Kaleo Manuel — who was ordered not to release water. He just resigned.
All donations to help Lahaina community are being blocked on social media & payment platforms. Instead [DS] donations are being set up to steal the money again — like Obama asking for help. This money will never go towards the residences.
The motive is also a land grab as Maui is a destination for their smart ’15-minute’ city, but the locals have refused to sell their land. They have been using ‘celeb puppets’ like Oprah to purchase massive acres of Maui. The fires only burned in the local & working areas — where they did not want to sell the land, but not where the rich & wealthy lived at.
Maui & Hawaii is also another hub for pedophile rings, human & child trafficking — being an island in the middle of no where is a perfect place as a hub.
HORROR: Charred Remains of ‘Entire Families’ Found Huddled Together in Maui Homes; Morgues Run Out of Body Bags
Maui’s Emergency Operations Chief Resigns Amid Controversy Over Failure to Sound Lifesaving Sirens During Deadly Wildfire – Cites “Health Reasons”
Thank to @drue86
Let’s do something new. Something positive and terrific! I will be sharing stories from around the world, which I find TERRIFIC!
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Happy Bookaversary to me!
Today marks eight years since I had my first book hit the market. When my book first came out I write a blog post titled I Wrote A Book.
Since then its first publication, over twenty books have been sold. Don’t be sad. I am just happy that I had book sales.
After having gone through the self-publishing experience, I can honestly tell you I’d never do it again!! Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author at their own cost, without the involvement of a publisher.
Maybe it’s because I didn’t take making a Marketing plan as seriously as I should have. I didn’t have a “marketing plan” in place. My plan consisted of zero advertising, word of mouth, social media posts, book giveaways, and writing blog articles. Next time a publishing company can do it all. I’d be happy to attend book signings.
Writing The Sequel
Writing the sequel has been a challenge over the last few years. Life has gotten in the way of actually sitting down, and pushing forward to get it done.
My goal is to finish things up by the end of this year. Stay tuned.
#happybookaversay to me
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What is Voyage Denver Magazine
A few months ago I was contacted by Eric Garcia with Voyage Denver Magazine about being interviewed for one of their local features. The Voyage Denver Magazine is a branch of the Voyage Group of Magazines in Los Angeles, with their flagship publication being VoyageLA.
I was thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking opportunity. I’d have to say that my favorite part was sharing how obstacles either get in the way or make you Move That Mountain in front of you.
I hope you enjoy reading my Interview as much as I did giving it.
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Every year on April 23rd, National Take a Chance Day encourages us to break out of our comfort zone.
Many of us have dreams or goals which have gone unfulfilled. Could today be the day to make even one of these dreams or goals a reality?
What’s on your list to accomplish? Maybe it’s learning a new language, learning how to fish, learning how to ride a motorcycle, the list goes on.
Do you have an even bigger goal on your bucket list? Why not book a trip to an exciting place and have a real adventure?
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TAKE A CHANCE DAY
1. Write down a time you took a chance and it paid off .
2. Challenge yourself and someone else to take a chance with you in completing a dream.
3. Share on social media using #NationalTakeAChanceDay
As for me, I will be doing a few things from my list. In March 2023, I started my own business. Osmera Ascending Solutions‘ main goal is to help companies ascend into creative solutions, by assisting them with writing newsletters, and blog posts with both short-term and long SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and social media content engagement.
I plan on taking a motorcycle riding class, finally going to the sheriff’s office and getting my concealed carry permit. These are just a few things on my list.
Today I encourage you to challenge yourself and take that chance.
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Thank you to all #VietnamWarVeteransDay
NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history.
Spring Essay Writing Contest response on Medium.com.
Springtime is here. I love the smell of flowers blooming, and the trees are beginning to show new buds and leaves. It’s a time for renewing and rejuvenation. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word renew as a transitive verb meaning to make like new: restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection: to make new spiritually: REGENERATE: to restore to existence: REVIVE.
Nature isn’t the only thing springing into the renewal process, this is the time when we should be evaluating our relationships with others. Reflecting on hurtful relationships can be very painful however, it can also be the perfect way to express those hidden feelings. I’ve found that when I can’t speak to an individual, writing down my thoughts, in turn, aids my soul in breaking free from the pain.
One way I like to free my feelings is through journaling.
Why Should You Keep a Journal?
Using a daily journal is good for one’s mental health. Jeremy Sutton Ph.D. points out some great reasons to journal in his article titled; 5 Benefits of Journaling for Mental Health. Which includes reducing anxiety, encouraging awareness, regulating emotions, and decreasing blood pressure.
A research study performed by Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005, p. 339 Baikie & Wilhelm, 2005, p. 339 showed that by capturing our thoughts and feelings on paper, the “participants often reveal a considerable range and depth of emotional trauma”.
It was reported that a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits come from expressive writing. A few examples the study found were that writing down our thoughts:
* Lowers blood pressure
* Enhances a happier mood
* Reduces stress and anxiety
* Decreased loss wages
* Improved Psychological Well Being
These are just a few. I encourage you to read the articles to gain more insight into this topic.
The Journal I Recommend
One of my favorite tools to use is the Self-Care Journal just $13.95, this will take the user on a self-guided way to journal. It’s filled with guided prompts and simple activity logs for the night and daytime to assist you in a 90-day journey of self-awareness.
Music is Good For the Soul
Another way we can improve our mental health and increase the rejuvenating process is through music.
Music plays a huge part in soothing and healing the mind, body, and spirit. The frequency of music has multiple benefits.
During my research, I ran across this interesting article; Healing Frequencies of The Human Body; Full List and Benefits.
Sound frequency has been used to treat many ailments of the body. Such as insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, and diseases of the nervous system.
Frequencies start at 40Hz and run up to 963Hz. Each sound affects a different part of the body.
What is Sound Frequency Healing?
Sound healing, alternatively known as Sound Therapy or Vibrational Medicine, is the practice of using sound and frequency for relaxation, healing, and personal development.
Frequency, as it relates to sound, is the rate at which something vibrates or repeats. In the context of frequency healing, these vibrations are the waves that are emitted when sound is produced by instruments such as the human voice, drums, tuning forks, and gongs among many others!
Spring is a time for a change. A time for all things to become new.
I live in Colorado and one of the most irritating facts about Springtime in Colorado is changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time. In the spring we move the clocks forward an hour, and in the fall they get changed back an hour. Gain an hour or lose an hour of sleep. Either way, it makes no sense to me since the reasons it was acted into law are no longer valid.
I won’t get on a rant about that!
Watch For Motorcycles
It’s also a time for drivers to become more aware of motorcyclists out in traffic. The warmer and longer day means it’s perfect for riding.
Some riders are on a single bike, while others are riding in groups.
Please be aware and look twice in your side mirrors because it could mean saving a life.
Wait, Stop, Hold the Presses!
While writing this essay, I had to stop due to a health emergency. My husband had to rush me to the emergency room on Sunday, March 19, 2023, with severe right-sided stomach pain and nausea.
I’d been having some stomach issues for a few weeks and thought it was the stomach flu or that it was just uncomfortable due to something I’d been eating over the past few weeks.
After what seemed to be three very long hours, I was diagnosed with appendicitis. They had me in the operating room by 10:30 pm and in the recovery room around 11:30 am. I was in a room by 2:00 am. After spending the night in the hospital, I was discharged and sent home.
Of course, recovering from surgery isn’t easy for me. I’m always busy doing something. From cleaning the house, watching my youngest grandchildren, working, writing, and whatever else comes my way.
So now, I’m trying to relax and recover. I keep telling myself to slow down, stress less, worry less, relax more, sit back, and smell the newly bloomed flowers. However, my brain is not cooperating with the idea.
While I’m recovering it’s the perfect time to practice frequency healing. One of my favorite after-surgery healing videos is Post Surgery Healing Music. Sometimes I just lay down and listen to it even without anything medical going on. You should give it a try.
In conclusion, spring will always arrive, and time will move forward leaving each one of us to figure out how, where, and when to begin our rejuvenating process.
I am looking forward to participating in more of these writing prompts and challenges.
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