Archive for December, 2011

How To Get out of a Funk

Is there a time in your life where you really feel like NOT doing anything?   IF you’re building a business do you ever feel bogged down, bored, or just plain lazy?   If so what do you do to get out of that “FUNK”?  How do you motivate yourself?

I’ve found this happens to people all the time.  They just get sidetracked or let life get in the way.   What I’ve found myself,  is when I don’t feel like doing any thing,  I force myself to get busy doing something.  The more I make myself do something other than sit around,  the better I feel.

So if you’re in a funk,  just get up, and pick the one thing you don’t want to do most, and tackle it right then.   Try it.  It works.    You will accomplish more and get those dreaded tasks out of the way and actually feel good.

Hope to see you at the top?


I’m Sold On Apple.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend time with family and friends. Hard to believe another Christmas has passed already.

I also hope today there are many new MAC users, and lots of new MACS were under the Christmas trees. I’m sold on Apple.

I guess you could say I’m a total Apple convert. For about 10 years, my friends with Apples, were forever telling me to get a MAC. I thought about it, even went to the Apple store to look but always chickened out.

In the back of my mind, having had a PC for 10 + years, I thought the learning curve would be great. Finally one day, after fighting with my PC, I took it to a PC store, and found it had over 80 viruses. The was despite the fact that I ran a virus program religiously. I had enough and decided to go to the “dark” side.

Buying my very first MAC was quite an experience. The manual it came with was no bigger than 8 small pages. I brought it home and plugged it in and then wondered what to do. I called the Apple line to ask what next and they informed me that all I needed to do was check for software upgrades, run them and I was good to go.

The hardest thing I had to learn was NOT to think so hard. If you think logically you can easily learn an Apple without jumping thru hoops. It was the best decision I ever made.

They say if you go MAC you’ll never go back, and I can vouch for that.


Apple Store In The Mall of America

I just went on a trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis Minnesota.

On my flight, I used the Delta Internet on board.I was able to send some holiday cards, do some email, and work online. After landing, the next day I turned on my MAC and nothing happened. I had a white screen only and it would not boot.

I thought the hard drive must have crashed although, I didn’t think they did that often. I tried everything but the computer wouldn’t boot. On black Friday, I went online and made an appointment for the genius bar at Apple Store In the Mall Of America.

I arrived for the appointment, they checked me in on time even though it was Black Friday. I’ve found Apple to be quite amazing and well organized.

A very nice Apple genius started up my MAC and got that same blank screen. He then hit “command v” and started it up and it started. He said you can also do the same thing by hitting the shift key and the on button. It had a bunch of garbage written on the screen.

The technician gout out a portable hard drive and plugged it in. He rans some sort of test and restored things. It took about 15 minutes and the machine was good to go. I was amazed.

He also noticed that the top of my laptop had a little crack in it. He said if I wanted to, I could make an appointment at any Apple store and take it in for a few hours, and they would replace the top free, as all plastic tops and stuff are replaced for 5 years.

My laptop was 3 1/2 years old, yet the genuis was able to fix it. There was NO Charge. What an amazing company.

Now you know why I LOVE MACS! It took me years to try one and now I’d never go back.

Apple Rules.


Christmas Shopping

IT’s the season to be jolly, and busy :))

I’m very thankful I’ve got most all of my Christmas shopping done. My cards and gifts have been completed, and now I can relax the last week before Christmas.

How about you?

One thing I did notice this year, Black Friday started earlier than normal, with most stores opening at midnight. Crowds were crazy but more organized than normal. IF you’ve never experienced Black Friday I have a short vidoe clip of those shopping at Kohl’s in Apple Valley MN.

Outside of that day, I’ve not noticed stores being very crowded or many shoppers. Of course, I’m blessed to be able to shop while others are at work, so that may be why.

I want to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.


Christmas Is Coming. Save Time And Money

Take a bite out of your holiday event calendar. Christmas is only 16 days away – have you scheduled or sent your holiday cards and gifts?


Take a bite out of your holiday event calendar. Christmas is only 16 days away – have you scheduled or sent your holiday cards and gifts?


Are Your Holiday Cards In The Mail?

There is no place like home for the Holidays…remind them with the perfect Holiday Card & Gift from Send OUt Cards.

SendOut Cards Holiday Video Link:

Who has time to send Holiday Cards?


Three Blondes In Mexico

Three women go down to Mexico one night to celebrate college graduation. They got drunk, and woke up in jail, only to find that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.

The first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if she has any last words. She says: “I just graduated from Trinity Bible College and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent..” They throw the switch and nothing happens. They all immediately fall to the floor on their knees, beg for forgiveness and release her.

The second one, a brunette, is strapped in and gives her last words. “I just graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law, and I believe in the power of Justice to intervene on the behalf of the innocent.” They throw the switch and again, nothing happens. Again, they all immediately fall to their knees, beg for forgiveness, and release her.

The last one, a blonde (you knew it), is strapped in and says: “Well, I just graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I’ll tell ya right now, y’all ain’t gonna electrocute nobody if you don’t plug this thing in.”