Archive for June, 2011

Are You Ever Lazy?

If you are building a business, you’ll always have times when you don’t feel like working. While it’s easy to do sometimes it’s easier not to. There will be times when you may get lazy or other times that you just want to chill.

That’s normal for everyone, however, if you want to build a successful business, be sure not to let those lazy times stop your growth. Budget your time to work your business, even when you may not feel like it.

If you stop to think about it, if you have a job and only show up when you feel like it you won’t have that job every long. Why should a business be any different? If you want it to grow, you have to spend time working it.

Take time to look to the week ahead and schedule the days and times you will work and then make it happen. Baring an emergency, don’t let anything stop you from working the hours on your personal schedule.

Remember if it’s YOUR business, you are the only one to blame for your successes or failures. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

Hope to see you at the top one day.


Cheap Hotels Adelaide: Simply The Best

While studying places to visit in Australia I came across the following article that talks about an area in Australia I’d not heard of called Adelaide. It also talks about hotel discounts in all of Australia. I thought I’d share it here:

Adelaide has always been a popular destination in Australia whether you are looking beauty or culture. Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and attracts large number of visitors every year. This city offers a delightful mixture of colonial buildings, beautiful parks and wide relaxing streets. Not only as a tourist destination but the city also has a reputation of educational hub. This city is famous for lively art scenes and is a terrific destination for festival enthusiasts. If you are looking for cheap hotels Adelaide then proper research and scheduling will help you to find cheapest hotel along with best holiday deal.

Booking your cheap hotels in Adelaide in advance is one of the best ways to grab cheap rates offer on hotel deals. The city offers number of attractions to visit like Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace Street, SKYCITY Adelaide casino, race courts and lots more. Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Miller Apartments Adelaide, Plaza Hotel, The Sebel Playford Adelaide Hotel these are the names of the cheap hotels. These hotels offer relaxed accommodation, fine ambience and a long list of amazing facilities to the visitors. All hotel rooms are equipped with basic amenities like TV with cable connection, high speed internet access, coffee maker and telephone. Apart from all these facilities, there is a fine dining restaurants is also there that offer delicious food service.

For saving your hard earned money on accommodation you should make hotel reservation in advance or in off season. At that time there is a great chance of availing good discounts. Online booking is one of the easiest ways to look out for cheap hotels in Adelaide in a hassle free manner. Additionally, you have the facility of making comparison of all competitive hotels deals easily and carefully. This will help you to pick the most suitable cheap hotel Adelaide at a cheapest price.

Find the best hotel deal at a competitive rate and enjoy this city without hurting your budget.
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Chevrolet Traverse Review

Since I’m in the market for a new vehicle in the next 6-12 months or so, I’m doing some reviews of different cars. I’m looking for a crossover or something that is versitale . I like to have a car that seats 7 or 8 if I need it, or has room for anything I want to buy when I shop.

One of the ones I was considering was the Chevrolet Traverse until last week when I rented one for 4 days to take a good test drive. It drove very smoothly and was easy to handle. It also had seats that could be folded down or you could seat up to 8 people if you needed to. That was the end of the pluses.

The drive was the best thing about it. Unfortunately, it was a base type vehicle. It did not have good climate control at all. There was no way to adjust the passenger and/or driver air. That would have been ok for the trip, however, the air also had a mind of it’s own. When you got into the car and started it up, the air didn’t chose to start up for several minutes. It would blow hot air which was quite annoying.

There was no way to tell what mileage you were getting since there were no dials. The features were extremely sparse. I’ll have to go into a dealership and see if there are other ones with better features, however, I have ruled this one out so there is no rush.

Talking to the rental car manager at Alamo, he indicated that was a complaint the received a lot from the Traverse, so I guess it’s a design flaw.

We did park next to a group that were driving the new Honda Odessy. I was impressed after talking to them so may look to rent one of those and test drive it. I wasn’t really in the market for a mini van, but when I watched them load up 5 pieces of luggage, a baby stoller, a baby crib and lots of other things and still have the 3rd row seat up on one side, I was impressed. They had more luggage than us, and other things we didn’t have and they had a lot more room.

I asked how they liked the vehicle and they gave me rave reviews. They said the had come to the hotel thru the mountains with it loaded down and they got 28 MPG. They also said that there was no hesitancy on the mountain roads. To me it sort of looked more like a crossover than a mini van. We own a year old Honda Pilot which we love, so I may have to add that mini van onto my list of possibilites.

If any of you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.


Road Trip

Just got back last week from a road trip to North Carolina. I don’t do that often, however, I’m in the process of deciding what car I want to get next, so thought it a good idea to rent one of those I’m looking at and take a long test drive. I’m glad I did, as I ruled out the Traverse for sure. I’ll write more about that later.

It was an interesting road trip. We drove up to Savannah & stayed over. We visited the waterfront and had dinner at a unique little Irish Pub.


The singer was very funny and we had an enjoyable evening.

The next morning we got up and continued on to Charlotte NC. We stayed at the Sheraton there with many of our good friends as we were attending a TER. On Sunday morning we started home and acutally drove the entire way back to Tampa, Florida.

It was interesting to see some of the sites along the way. We also found a cool little country restaurant outside of Columbia SC called Lizzard Gizzards (or something like that). If you’re in that area it’s a great place with real southern country food. It’s the road running from Sumpter to Columbia.

Road trips are fun, however, I do prefer flying or taking 3 or 4 days to go a few hundred miles and seeing sites along the way. They say with gas prices not many take long driving trips, however, there sure was a lot of traffic going somewhere. I guess the prices aren’t stopping as many as the press would have us believe.


The Heat Is On


Social Media Friends

Social Media seems to be the big buzz word today. It seems everyone claims to be a social media expert. People are even building businesses and charging you to run your internet social life. Yet, I have to wonder how many of those you meet are really truly friends, or are they just acquaintances or names on a list.

With all the sites online, it’s hard to know even where to spend your time. There is TwitterEmpire Avenue (the new kid on the block), , Facebook, My Space, Linked-in just to name a few. Each day someone invites you to a new place. IF you were to join all of them, your head would be spinning.

I was thinking about friends. Take a look at your own friends list. How many of them that follow you to do actually talk to? How many do you have a personal relationship with? I’ve met many amazing people online, and over the years we have become great friends. We’ve talked on the phone, online and even visited people all over the world and gotten to know them.

I’ve also thought about others. I see people with thousands and thousands of “friends”. I sometimes wonder if they are really friends, or just trying to win a popularity contest.
I’ll choose real friends over acquaintances any day. How about you?

If you’d like to connect with me, give me a shout. I always like getting to know new people, and sharing ideas.


Waiting on the Iphone 5?

I love MAC’s. I love my IPHONE but I sure would like the next release.

Anyone hear when the IPHONE 5 is coming out? I am waiting with baited breath on it’s release. I had the IPHONE 3. When the GS came out, I had to wait for it. Just as I was able to get that one, I was locked in a new contract and out came the 4.

Well, now I’m contractless (if that’s a word), and waiting for the 5. I’m not planning on signing up for any more contracts until I’m on the front end of the release.

So…. I’m waiting again for Apple. Waiting on the 5. I’m also waiting on Lion, to get the newest IMAC. Why change now and then have to upgrade it in a few months.

Word on the street is a new IPHONE is due out this summer. Anyone know? I’d love to know for sure. Apple is amazing and great but they sure keep secrets about when the next version of things are coming. This time I’ll keep waiting.


Last Post – Empire Avenue

Just in case it seems strange, the last post was one we had to make to link a blog to Empire Avenue. I’m learning all about this new network that ties all of them together in one.

If you have a blog, You can join Empire Avenue and then link your blog there. Once you put in your Blog information, they request that you make a post with that funny code…..hence, the last weird post.

I guess I’m accepted and all hooked up. Hey everyone If I can do it, so can you. I’m sure no tech geek, but you learn as you go.