Making Money Online At Your Spare Time

You may be holding down a corporate job today. But chances are that your monthly wages does not meet your expectations for a comfortable lifestyle not to talk of being rich. That means you are barely getting by. Because you can’t come to terms with the condition you will face in the event that you lost the job. You are holding on to the job as though your life depends on it.

Nevertheless, you are not to be blamed. You are a victim of locked in thinking. Yes, locked in thinking. I was a victim of this for so many years until something happened in my life and made me to begin to think of alternative ways of making money besides my corporate job. Today I make a lot of money online doing genuine things, and I am no longer a victim of locked in thinking (to think that the way that you know to make money is the only way).

There are so many businesses you can do at your spare time on the internet, and net a lot of income till may be you decide to resign from your corporate job. Take for instance, affiliate marketing which is promoting other people’s product on the internet for a tidy commission. I have seen many affiliates who make six figures monthly that they don’t see any need for a corporate job. Are you a good writer? Then you can make enough money doing freelance writing jobs on the internet. There are several sites dedicated to this and many have found some wonderful income just working spare time or full-time as freelance writers.

Web development is another money spinner. You can learn it and start developing websites for people and you can comfortably get jobs online and do them at your spare time. There are wonderful soft wares on the net that you can use to design powerful websites in less than 1 hour. You can even bid for web designing or other jobs at sites like eLance, etc., and make money.

Do you realize you can work as a virtual assistant on eBay and smile to the bank? Better still if you are creative you can create a product or an eBook and sell to the whole world via the internet from your sitting room even at your spare time while still holding on to your 9-5 job.



Learning Something New: For Life and For Health

You often hear how laughter is the best medicine, and for some people chocolate or multivitamins fit the bill instead. Each person is unique and so is his or her preferred form of medicine. What about learning something new as a form of medicine?

Often there are parts of personality, talents, and health that haven’t been expressed, at least in a while, and are just waiting to be let out. Everyone has different talents, so the key to unlocking these hidden treasures is unique to you. It could be that drawing or painting offers a form of expression that you enjoy. Writing stories, or a blog. Dancing or singing. Someone who is good at cooking dinner might try out desserts or baking instead. How about learning piano or guitar? A new sport?

Learning something new helps us feel adventure in life, which is very much a part of feeling healthy and active. When daily work and chores build up, trying something new shakes things up and encourages us to be in better tune with ourselves in many different ways–including our health. It could be that you have a talent you have exercised before, and maybe it’d be fun to take it to a new level in some way.

The adventure of learning something new can be frustrating at first, and even this feeling can contribute to your health. People can find that the frustration they experience in a new activity is one they’re dealing with on a larger level too in other parts of life. Tackling the challenge through the new learning experience can jump start changes in other areas of life too. Once you take the first step, you never know where it will lead you.

Just as life is a journey, so is health. These two experiences are woven together so that whatever you do to improve one area often improves the other one as well. Learning something new sparks both your body and your mind in new ways, impacting both your health and your life.

So, what have you been wanting to learn or try out lately that you haven’t had a chance to express yet? Maybe you’ve thought about it and it’s felt a little scary to go for it. As the season shifts slowly from winter toward spring, jump into this challenge anyway and see what happens. Enjoy the new adventure, expressing your talents, and the changes it brings to your life and your health!



Our Connection To Each Other And The Star People

Hello. My name is Bonnie Jean Hamilton and I am a life-long contactee. I have known the “star people” since I was a baby. I think they are multidimensional beings; they aren’t just from other planets, they are sharing the same time and space we humans are, but existing on a different vibrational frequency than us. The fact that they may be from other planets is kind of irrelevant when you consider how important it is that we can be in constant, close contact with the star people just by opening up to their energy vibrations.

I attended what you might call the “star people school” when I was about 19 to 23 years old. For years, they taught me how to manipulate energy in this reality and in other dimensional spaces where consciousness exists (I call it the alternate reality). It was sometimes scary, and it was always challenging. They taught me how to defend myself against negative alien entities and government psychic attackers. Most of all, they taught me more about my connection to all beings in this limitless multiverse we live in. I recorded my experiences for about 20 years and then I wrote a book. I believe one of the most important things I could tell anyone is about our connection to each other.

All the people on this Earth, no matter what culture or lifestyle, share the same fate. People with money and people with no money share the same fate. Do you think you are separate from someone who is completely different than you – someone who has a different belief system? You are not. You are the same inside; you have a Spirit that is connected to all Spirits. We are not separate from each other, we are One. The people you meet are little pieces of yourself, and you are a little piece of them. Together, we are God. (Hamilton, p.153-154)

Whether you consider yourself a religious person or a spiritual person does not matter; you’re part of it and there’s no way out. 😉 So, if you want to meet a star person, open your heart and mind and speak aloud to them. If you go into a dark, quiet place, it will help you concentrate. Make sure you have good intentions–you sure don’t want to call any negative beings over for a visit! And always be careful what you ask for, because you may very well get it.



Causes of Anxiety Attacks – What You Must Know to Beat Anxiety

There are many causes of anxiety attacks, ranging from medical issues to external mental or emotional stimuli. These causes are many and varied and if you are suffering from anxiety attacks, it is imperative that you find out what is causing them.

1 – Hereditary Causes

First off there may be your heredity blame. Anxiety attacks have been found to run in families, which leads many professionals to conclude that the trait can be found in the human genome. On the other hand, studies on genetically identical twins have shown that sometimes one twin will experience anxiety attacks, while the other will not. Another way in which anxiety attacks can be inherited is through an overly cautious world view handed down by a patient’s parents and the cumulative stress it causes.

2 – Biological Causes

There are also many biological causes to anxiety attacks, such as inner ear disturbances (labyrinthitis), hyperthyroidism, hyperventilation syndrome, hypoglycemia, prolapsed mitral valve (a heart disease), pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor), and Wilson’s disease (a genetic disorder). Even a vitamin B deficiency caused by parasitic tapeworm infection or from a poor diet can also cause anxiety attacks.

3 – Mental / Emotional Causes

Mental or emotional issues can also trigger anxiety attacks. These include generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),significant personal loss (such as loss of a romantic partner), significant life changes, “what-if” thinking, lack of assertiveness, withheld feelings, mistaken beliefs, and avoidance of or association with anxiety-provoking situations or environs.

4 – Pharmalogical / Medicinal Causes

Pharmacological or medicinal causes include amphetamines, alcohol, marijuana, psilocybin (a hallucinogen found in some mushrooms), side effects from drugs such as Ritalin or other antidepressants (especially at the beginning or end of use), and stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine. Some anxiety attack sufferers also develop an irrational fear of certain medications, which may result in anxiety attacks if they are taken, which is a purely psychosomatic effect similar to what placebos have been shown to produce.

As anyone can see, there are many causes of anxiety attacks, most of which are completely out of your control if you are having them. The good news is that you can do something about it. The first thing you need to understand is that it is not your fault. Your anxiety attacks are nothing that you asked for and not something that you necessarily caused. If it is found that your anxiety attacks are caused by something external that is easily remedied, your problem may be solved quite easily. If it is caused by a lifestyle choice, for example marijuana or alcohol consumption, there are alternatives available. If it is something that is more ephemeral, then your mental health professional can counsel you and/or prescribe medication that will help you deal with your anxiety attacks.

Conclusion

Don’t immediately blame yourself or believe that there is simply something wrong with you if you are having anxiety attacks. If you look hard enough, you will probably be able to discover what the cause is. In many cases, the cause of anxiety attacks can be quickly discerned and dealt with via counseling, medication or self help.



Type 2 Diabetes – 5 Steps to Improve Your Diabetes Outlook In a Couple of Weeks

It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is becoming one of the largest epidemics of our time. Either you have heard about the disease, are affected by it, or know someone who is. Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, but a rise of our modern lifestyle has made us vulnerable to going from “normal” to developing diabetes without even knowing it. There are steps you can take to stop it in its tracks before it becomes irreversible. The last thing you need to have is high and unstable blood sugar levels ruin your life or that of someone close to you.

Here are five simple and modest lifestyle changes to help you reap health benefits almost immediately…

1. Control your emotions. Firstly, you must move past any frustration or regret you may have after being diagnosed. What is done is done: it is useless to get worked up over what you could have done differently.

Being diagnosed is not the end. You can fight your condition but only when your emotions are brought under control.

2. Learn and understand Type 2 diabetes. It is time to learn and understand the effect of high blood sugar on your body. Once you start to make changes, you will know exactly where to begin and how to proceed.

Know this form of diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance which leads to elevated blood sugar and weight gain. Uncontrolled diabetes can also cause complications such as damage to blood vessels and nerves leading to…

  • heart disease,
  • loss of vision,
  • kidney failure,
  • amputation, and
  • impotence.

3. Manage your condition. Your physician can only advise you – the responsibility ultimately rests on you. Create a meal plan with the guidance of a professional…

  • watch your carbohydrate intake and monitor your calories.
  • eat more fiber and drink more water.
  • start exercising, and
  • lose weight.

Make sure you hold yourself accountable. Success is a product of consistency.

4. Create a daily routine. It helps to think of your Type 2 diabetes plan as a daily routine. This way you can build momentum one day at a time…

  • eat two healthy (not processed) meals each day.
  • if you snack, keep it light and healthy. There is a reason why fruits and vegetables are recommended.
  • track your weight weekly but do not obsess about the numbers.
  • measure blood sugar changes. You should see patterns in your readings if you make the right changes in your lifestyle.

5. Be consistent. The importance of consistency cannot be overstated. Staying on track is crucial. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, although it can be controlled and the complications avoided.

You will be pleased to know it does get easier as you go. Progress should be smooth once you start to see results. It has been proven over and over, a low-calorie diet together with increased physical activity lowers blood sugar levels within weeks, even before you see significant weight loss. To keep the benefits going, you need to keep your weight on the downward slope.



Tips on Choosing an Outdoor Garden Fountain

SIZE of the garden fountain should be the first thing to consider. A fountain may be great to look at but more importantly it needs to fit into your garden landscape. If you have a relatively small garden, it doesn’t make sense to install a grand fountain that covers most of your garden views. The fountain must not stand out and be the sole focus in your garden. It should either blend in with the rest of your garden or the garden must enhance the fountain. Picking the right size outdoor garden fountain is vital.

SHAPE of the garden fountain is the next important thing to decide. This has less to do with garden space and more to do with you and what you prefer. You need to determine what suits your garden and more importantly, what expresses you and your lifestyle. Garden fountains come in a variety of shapes including animals and wildlife, statuary, tiered, pedestal, rock and wall, just to name a few. Deciding on the shape of your fountain may be your most difficult task.

TYPE of fountain water flow must be considered when you are deciding on a shape.

BUBBLING FOUNTAINS are the most versatile and perhaps best-suited for most home gardens. Typical design involves a single jet of water produced below the water surface in the center of a glazed pot. The water runs over the edges of the pot and runs quietly down the sides into a basin where it’s collected and recycled by a small pump. These fountains are perfect for smaller, intimate spaces since they don’t make much sound, just quiet bubbling.

SPILLING FOUNTAINS have water exiting from a spout and dropping unimpeded into a basin. Be sure you listen to these types of fountains before you make your purchase. They can produce quite a bit of sound. Even a single arc of water splashing into a basin can be too much sound for a small space. Unless it’s just a drip, the sound is energizing and active, not relaxing,

JET FOUNTAINS are perfect for large spaces since the water becomes rather architectural and rather dramatic. In a large space, seen (and heard) from some distance, these fountains can become a main focal point. But there are also simple, small-scale jet fountains for small spaces, too. The water hits the surface as multiple droplets and jet fountains are typically not as loud as spilling fountains.

SEASONAL or YEAR ROUND Another important factor to consider when deciding on a garden fountain is whether you want it functioning year round. A seasonal fountain must be shut down in the winter months if you are in a colder climate. Otherwise the water could freeze and cause damage. You may also need to relocate it inside to protect it from harsh temperatures.Year round outdoor fountains are heated and can be left running in the winter months. The two main types are solar powered or electrical.



Employee Fraud

According to CIFA’S, the credit industry’s counter-fraud watchdog, warning signs of employee fraud include:

* Staff under stress without a high workload.

* Marked personality changes.

* Always working late.

* Reluctance to take holidays or to delegate work, especially when on holiday.

* Unexplained wealth or living beyond apparent means.

* Sudden change of lifestyle.

* Customer complaints of missing statements, unrecognized transactions.

* New staff resigning quickly.

* Cozy relationships with suppliers/contractors.

* Suppliers/contractors that insist on dealing with just one individual.

* Rising costs with no explanation.

* Key employees having too much control or authority without audit checks.

* Employees with external business interests.

In a study conducted by Leicester University, over 70% of employees admitted they would commit fraud if they knew they would get away with it. Fraud is estimated to cost the UK economy between £13 billion and £16 billion a year and fraud by employees accounts for 60% of all frauds committed against business.

A lack of resources means that police response to fraud is patchy, particularly outside London. When it comes to gathering evidence, the onus is likely to be on the employer. The problems are also made worse by ‘targeted’ fraud, which are often organised by criminals. In these cases, an employee, often using a stolen identity is ‘planted’ in an organisation with the express intention of carrying out a fraud.

If you do suspect fraud, we recommend that you take legal advice immediately. You will need to gather evidence that will stand up court but all data gathered on employees must comply with the Human Rights Act and the Data Protection Act. If your suspicions are proven incorrect or you act in a way that breaches an employee’s employment law rights you take the risk of being taken to an employment tribunal. So always make sure you carry out full identity checks on any new employees.



Five-Year Plans – Are They Really That Important?

The one question you will most likely be asked at every job interview is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” The truth for many of us is that a lot of the time, we actually aren’t sure where we want to be in a year or two, never mind five years from now. Our answer will likely be based on the reason we are at the interview in the first place.

If you’re unemployed your answer might be, “In a stable place in my career, hopefully still with your company” or words to that effect.

If you have been fortunate enough to be employed for many years and are looking to move forward on your career path, the answer might be “I would like to take what I’ve learned and start my own business.”

It should be an easy enough question to answer but most people haven’t given it the attention they should have. Without understanding what you really want from life, without setting goals for yourself, without forward planning, how can you expect to achieve professional and personal success?

If you’re a successful entrepreneur the odds are high that you’ve got your future mapped out and understand that you will need to be flexible at times with your plans. You would probably be able to answer the question very succinctly because you know where you are coming from and where you want to go.

Just in case you are not so sure, here are some tips to help you clarify things a little better.

Creating your five-year plan

What is really important to you? What are you passionate about? What is the thing that makes you jump out of bed and go to work every morning? What car would you like to be driving? What kind of home do you want to be living in? Do you want to get married? Do you want children?

Understanding who you are and what you’re about is often seen one of those life-long exercises. There are important questions you need to ask yourself early on that will set you on a positive life course. The answers to these questions will help you to lead a more fulfilling life, both personally and professionally.

Identify your values

Start your five-year plan by identifying your values, those traits or qualities you consider non-negotiable. Your values are what drive you to succeed. If you live them authentically every day, they can help you to accomplish your goals and help you to lead and positively influence others.

Make a list of them, if you’re not sure what to write, Google personal values for some inspiration.

Identify your passions

These are the tangible and intangible things that drive you to get out of bed in the morning and face the day. These might include providing for your family or the need to be constantly learning and growing personally and professional. Perhaps your passions are more concrete; the desire to have a retirement villa in Mauritius, or an 8-series BMW. It’s important to be really honest with yourself at this stage. Your passions translate into goals that need to be achieved. Your values dictate how you will achieve them.

List your goals, objectives and responsibilities

Your goals and objectives should ideally be set for one, three, five and ten years. Divide them into categories of personal (such as health, family, standard of living, fitness, education, creativity, etc.) and work related goals (like making partner in your law firm or starting your own business). The difference between a goal and objective is that a goal is broad while an objective is more specific, for example a goal would be to retire comfortably while an objective would be to retire comfortably in five years to a lovely sea-facing villa in Mauritius.

Responsibilities are pretty self-explanatory. Usually they extend from providing and caring for your family, paying off your bond on your home, or finance on a car on the personal side, to covering salaries for employees, completing specific projects and fulfilling expectations of business partners on the professional side.

Next to each one make a note of where you are on the road to achieving these goals. This will help you to see where steps need to be taken to achieve your goals and objectives.

Understand how your goals and values affect your business life

You’ve set your goals and objectives and you understand your responsibilities, but what effect do they have on the bigger picture?

A simple example is retiring in five years. This can have a major impact on your business. If you are self-employed you will need to revisit your exit plans for the business. Do they align with this specific goal? Ask yourself if retirement five years is a realistic time frame to set for yourself. Have a look at your retirement planning / pension plan. Will you receive the full value of your pension if you retire in five years? If so, will it be enough to keep you in a comfortable lifestyle or will you need to find an additional, preferably passive, source of income?

Now that you are clear on your values you might find that this also affects your business relationships. Maybe you’re in a partnership which on the surface appears to be working, but you find your value system is not aligned with that of your partner. This can cause conflict in the workplace as you both struggle to follow the paths the other wants to travel. Dramatically different values may lead to conflicting ideas of how to operate your business or what is ethically acceptable behaviour.

Seeing the bigger picture

By now you should be getting a clearer view of the overall picture. You will know what is important to you. You will understand where you won’t compromise. You will see which areas of your life are on the right track and which ones need some additional work.

You are now at the stage where you can actually clearly articulate where you would like to be in five years. If your goal was to retire in five years, then it’s possible your answer next time you’re asked that important question would be, “Sipping cocktails on the patio of my luxury sea-facing villa in Mauritius with my family at my side.”

Conclusion

Having a five-year plan is important. Great ideas and opportunities don’t just fall into the laps of a special few. Successful entrepreneurs have life plans for themselves, which they adjust over the years to accommodate inevitable hiccups on their path to financial freedom and success. They give careful thought to their values and goals, and then set about creating opportunities to help them to achieve them.

Copyright Lindsay Grubb 2011



Perch Fishing – Learn The Facts That Can Help You Catch The Trophies

The yellow perch is a fish that is prevalent in quite a few different areas. Some areas that have yellow perch in the lakes and rivers are Canada, the Great Lakes region and even through Pennsylvania all the way to South Carolina.

These sought after fish are also seen in other states such as Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana and Utah. It is important to learn about the habitat and habits of the yellow perch in order to know the best ways to catch these types of fish.

The yellow perch is found in the states listed above in the many lakes and rivers which permeate those regions. These fish tend to eat during daylight hours and maintain an active lifestyle, so to speak. The yellow perch are most still when it is nighttime, which makes it easy for daytime fishermen to catch this type of species. The yellow perch is part of the Percidae fish family and is related to the walleye and the sauger.

As for the spawning habits of the yellow perch, these fish tend to do so at nighttime in 50-degree water temperature. They produce quite a bit of eggs and are said to spawn anywhere from 4,000 to 40,000 eggs. The spawning period of the yellow perch occurs in the springtime.

As for unusual characteristics, the yellow perch has a unique defense mechanism to protect against predators. When the yellow perch is threatened, it will raise its spiny fins to inflict injury on the predator and protect itself. The sharp fins usually do the trick with regard to warding off enemies.

For those who like to fish for yellow perch, there are a few tips which may help in yielding the best catch. First and foremost, since yellow perch are most active during the daytime, it is wise for fishermen to fish during daylight hours to increase the odds of catching one. Another tip relates to the bait and lures to use for catching yellow perch. Since yellow perch are caught quite easily due to their fondness for a wide array of items, one can use almost any type of bait or artificial lure to reel in the yellow perch.

The yellow perch makes a wonderful catch for fishermen of all skill levels. If one is looking to fish during daylight hours and lives in one of the many areas above, the chances of catching a yellow perch are more than likely.



Common Stomach Problems and Their Treatments

Many people today suffer from a variety of stomach problems. You may be one of them. If so, you know how a case of diarrhea or nausea and vomiting can ruin your plans for the entire day. Heartburn can torment you in the late night hours as well as spoil the enjoyment of a good meal. While most of these are temporary annoyances, persistent stomach ailments should cause you to seek out medical intervention. Sometimes these are symptoms of much more serious conditions.

Diarrhea is a problem with loose, watery stools that sends you flying to the bathroom, often at the most inopportune times. It can be caused by food poisoning, or bacterial infections such as e-coli. If you are lactose intolerant you may also feel the unpleasant results of enjoying those dairy products. More serious issues that cause these stomach problems are Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In the case of food poisoning or bacterial infections, your symptoms will usually lessen by consuming only a clear liquid diet within 24 hours. Drink as much fluid as you can because dehydration can be a real concern. To avoid this problem in the first place, always practice good food safety habits in the kitchen, insist on well-cooked food, and return food that is served to you looking as though it has been sitting out for some time, especially if mayonnaise is involved. If mucous or blood shows in your stools, consult a doctor immediately.

Nausea and vomiting are stomach problems that are rarely life-threatening but can also cause dehydration and even shock if unchecked for too long. The typical causes are an upset gastrointestinal tract, pregnancy, vertigo (dizziness) from inner ear problem or motion sickness, food poisoning, brain injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, and reactions to medicine. It seems that whenever the brain is affected by injury or illness, nausea and vomiting will also be present. Taking slow, deep breaths helps settle the queasiness, as do Vitamin B6 and ginger supplements. There are OTC antihistamines that will also ease your distress.

Heartburn is a burning sensation in your upper abdomen or chest that often mimics the effects of heart disease. Because of this, a doctor should be made aware of your condition if it does not respond to OTC acid buffers and H2 blockers. To reduce acid reflux you should quit smoking and drinking carbonated drinks. Raising the top of your bed, eating small meals, and avoiding coffee, chocolate, fatty foods, and whole milk has also been shown to help. Most stomach problems can be improved with lifestyle changes such as these, but more serious ones will need medical treatment including possible surgery.