Category: Inspire

Merry Christmas In Different Languages

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Here at, we hope you can have an enjoyable, meaningful, restful time for the Christmas holidays, and a wonderful new year in 2015. We close here on December 20, 2014 for a well deserved break, and will reopen on January 5, 2015, with some new ideas, strategies, and plans…

The Coaching Fellowship, Applications Open

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Are you a 25–35 year old woman working towards transforming the planet? And, interested in accelerating your personal and professional development?The Coaching Fellowship, an international community of coaches is providing 50 professional coaching positions at massively reduced to rate to young women who are making a difference in the world.

Christmas Card 2009

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As I write this, the end of another year is almost upon us. Here at, Christmas time reminds us to slow down, chill out and and to especially think about family, friends, our clients, customers, partners, associates, subscribers and visitors. Unlike our wise cousins in the wonderful United States…

The Great Website Defeater

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The primary reason why most websites fail, I believe, comes about because of the one process or activity that most website owners resist doing, rather than through external events that may be beyond our control. After working for many years in the areas of website design, web development, and web…

When A Son Saves His Dad

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"He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life," the doctors told Dick and his wife, when Rick was nine months old, "Put him in an institution." However, the Hoyts brushed aside such advice and chose to care for Rick themselves. The Hoyt's amazing story starts over 43 years ago…

About Following Your Heart

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Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement AddressDrawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams. Enjoy ...

Saying No to the Status Quo

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To help publicize the Apple Mac computer, a few years ago, Apple Inc. created a short 60-second commercial that over time has gained almost legendary status. The "Crazy Ones" was directed by Chiat / Day's Jennifer Golub with art directed along with Jessica Schulman and Yvonne Smith. Original Voiceover was…

The Power Of Word Repetition

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Elsewhere in this knowledge archive, we've examined what can become a common pitfall of any writer: word repetition. How repeating the same word - other than those commonly used "connectors" - within the same sentence, paragraph, series of paragraphs, or even on the same page can result in tarnishing your…

Are You a 37-Percenter?

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Don't we just love statistics? Results of one recent study suggests that 37% of the UK population "felt they had a book in them." I don't mind admitting, I was somewhat shocked when I read that little gem! Now apply similar arguments to other countries around the world and the…