Signs That Your Husband Has Ended the Affair

I often receive emails from wives who really do want to believe that their husband have ended the affair and are completely committed to working together to saving the marriage. But, for whatever reason, many have trouble totally believing in this. Maybe it’s because he was actively lying to you before when he was cheating. Maybe it’s hard to believe that someone can just turn off and on their feelings and flip flop in this way. Or, maybe he’s just still acting “off” so that you can’t help but question if he is as trustworthy and sincere as he claims to be.

Many of these emails ask for some signs or indications that their husband is telling the truth when he swears that he has ended the affair once and for all. Their are some behaviors and actions that you want to look for. I will discuss them in the following article.

He Doesn’t Have The Time To Keep Having An Affair Because He’s Spending All His Spare Time With You: The first thing that you want to look for is a husband who, when he’s not working or fulfilling other necessary obligations, is with you. It’s much less likely that the affair can continue when one of the parties is no longer present. If he can’t see her, spend time with her, converse with her, or interact with her, then how can they be having an affair?

So the first thing that you want to look for is the husband who is taking you along when he has to go somewhere and wants to include you in all of his plans. You want to see the guy who immediately comes home from work and puts off all of his leisure or extracurricular activities right now because his priority is you and the marriage.

If he’s still having to work late or run around because of other obligations, then you are potentially right to be suspicious and should most definitely check up to see if these claims are true. With that said, it’s not unheard of for a man to ask the mistress to “be patient” and wait until he can get you off of their trail. This is somewhat rare, but it does happen sometimes.

He’s Willing To Do Whatever You Ask Him To Do To Help You To Save The Marriage: A truly sincere man is going to follow up on his claims. Not only will he promise you that he’s going to make this right and end the affair, he will immediately begin doing exactly what he’s said. If you want to go to counseling, he will go. If you want answers, he will give them. If you need reassurance, he will work tirelessly to provide it. In short, he will make it his priority to give you what you need because he is truly sorry and wants to fix this.

Men who still have one foot in their life with this mistress are going to hold back a bit when it comes to their wife. Sure, they may talk a good game. But, when it really comes down to it, they are not able to “go all in” because their heart and their loyalties are divided. If your husband still isn’t at the point where he’s doing what needs to be done, ask him for what you need. If he’s still resistant, ask yourself why this might be.

He’s An Open Book With No Secrets: Man who are trustworthy will go out of their way to show you anything that you want to see. They are anxious to get your trust back so they will often go overboard with giving you their passwords and phone records. They have nothing to hide so this just isn’t a big deal to them. Now, sometimes, they will fall over themselves showing you only what they want you to see. They’re trying to steer you toward what is “safe” for you to see. That’s why it’s you who should decide what books you want to open. Because sometimes, they will be very anxious to show you phone records to a phone they aren’t using. Or, they’ll show you emails from an account that’s off limits between him and his mistress.

Finding Your Own Peace Of Mind: Sometimes, you have to ask yourself if you’re over reaching or if things are really not adding up. Try to see if there are just too many signs to ignore or if there is something that you can follow up on. Because sometimes, you will just need to see for yourself. There’s nothing that says that you can’t check up (discretely of course, so you won’t get caught.) This way, you will have your answer and he will never need to know that you were doubting him if he gets the all clear.



An Incredible New Weight Loss Product: Your Brain!

I would like to introduce you to an incredible new weight loss product: Your brain…

 

A Bit of History

I discovered a very unique mental technique for weight loss many, many years ago from a great New Thought teacher, Dr. Joseph Murphy. When I posted it on my business forum a few years ago, members publicly thanked me for their weight loss a short time later.

In 2005, I decided to conduct a formal test of the technique with a group of volunteer participants to prove the effectiveness of this method, which had not been revealed to the mainstream, for the purpose of potentially adding it to my library of prosperity programs. But first, I wanted to see enough positive results from the general public to support it.

I added my own enhancements to the technique based on my extensive knowledge of the subconscious mind and the results from that challenge proved the value of the process. The experience supported my conviction that to achieve success in any area of our life, we must first create the inner foundation – the mindset. Our bodies are the mirror of our mental, emotional and spiritual states. And the good news is that we can change that reflection!

I believe that whether most people realize it or not, there is a profound hunger for this knowledge (okay, pun possibly intended) – the missing link and shift in consciousness that will produce fast solutions in all areas of life, including what I refer to as “body prosperity.” Everyone is focusing on the outer solutions without attending to that vitally important foundation that will ensure their progress and results – the inner solution.

 

And Current Views

Using mental laws, you can lose weight in a natural, effortless way – by gently shifting the dominant thought in your subconscious mind and no longer thinking of yourself as having to lose weight. You change the focus of your consciousness to what you do want instead of what you don’t want. As long as you keep thinking of what you don’t want, you will continue to manifest more of what you don’t want. That is the nature of the subconscious mind and the foundation of mental law.

You must eliminate any belief in being a “dieter” or having to “lose weight” and instead create a new dominant thought in the mind of a fit, healthy body. Your subconscious mind will accept your new belief and will compulsively guide you to do everything necessary to accomplish that result.

A sculptor does not think at all about chipping away at stone or marble or clay… I believe he (or she) sees in the mind’s eye the image of what they want to create – the vision of the end result. And that’s what you are going to be doing with your body. You will no longer be concentrating on “chipping away” anything. You will be focused on the desired result. You will be creating the body that you want instead of bemoaning the body that you don’t want.

You may have to lose a large amount of weight or perhaps you need to lose minimally. You are not alone in any category and many others share your challenge. That’s what makes this process so interesting. A great teacher once said, “The law is no respecter of persons.” This means that the mental and spiritual laws work the same for everyone, no matter who you are and what your situation is. We are all made of the same mind stuff and spirit. Just as gravity will work for all alike, so will these mental laws, if you align yourself with them.

By instilling new seed thoughts in the subconscious, you will be creating a new set of core beliefs, and those beliefs will in turn create healing and a new physical condition.

 

Magic Pill

What is fascinating is that there is an ever-increasing number of diet books on the market, there is more knowledge available to us than ever before about nutrition and health, there are probably more gyms and fitness centers in our nation than at any other time. Yet our nation is “fatter” than it has ever been (and we need to stop blaming it all on sitting at computers).

The proliferation of weight loss programs and equipment marketed on the Internet, in all traditional media, and specifically on television, speaks volumes to the public’s search for a new and better magic pill.

Something does not make sense here. My opinion is that we are attempting to solve the problem from the outside when what we really need to do is establish a foundation on the inside as well.

All of the books, knowledge, diets and equipment in the world will not result in your “body” prosperity unless you first have the mindset for a fit, healthy body. Only then will those other tools help you. If you don’t have the mindset, then you will automatically keep reverting back to the tangible evidence of your core belief. Thus, the all too familiar “yo-yo.”

Applying the laws of mind and spirit is the closest thing you will ever find to a magic pill – it addresses the problem and provides the solution at the core level of belief which is the foundation for anything that we wish to create in life. And what is unique and refreshing is that this process does not promote any specific diet or exercise – you make the conscious effort to do your part and your subconscious mind will do the rest. Any changes in your habits or routine will be inspired from the inside out…naturally…not from will power or forced action.

The whole point of subconscious conditioning is to bring our consciousness to the point of acceptance that we already are where we want to be. Then the subconscious is compulsive and will intuitively guide us to the right foods, exercise, or whatever it takes to fulfill that vision. But we must instill the right message in our mind at the core level.

Using mental techniques does not “replace” healthy eating habits. It creates them! That’s the whole idea. The subconscious is the seat of habit. And of intuition. With the right mindset, your habits will become just that – healthy habits – instead of the compulsively unhealthy ones.

If your weight situation is not the result of wrong eating habits, then your subconscious knows the answer and is capable of creating the adjustments that are necessary for you to achieve your goals. There is that Universal Storehouse of Knowledge that is All Wisdom and knows all answers – all we need to do is tell it what we want by aligning ourselves with the laws – and it knows how to get us there.

So again, we use our minds to accept the idea, thought and picture of a fit, healthy person at his/her ideal weight. Once that idea is instilled in the mind, you will automatically be guided and directed to all that is necessary for you to fulfill that vision. You will intuitively want the right foods and pass on the wrong ones. You will adopt the proper exercise habits. You will be guided to the right coach or nutritional information to manifest your subconscious idea. It must happen because that is the law – the nature of mind. Mind will always create according to the seed thought.

 

When the imagination and the will are in conflict, the imagination always wins. – Emile Coue

 

Mindset of Being a ‘Dieter’

Here is something that I want you to think about carefully. I want you to consider this and keep considering it until you grasp it fully. It will be a very important factor in your solution.

If you have the mindset of being a dieter, of having to lose weight, if that is what you consistently feel like, then your subconscious keeps adjusting your habits to conform to that idea. It keeps you being “a dieter” or “on a diet.”. The subconscious does not think or reason, it just takes orders. Those orders are your thoughts and feelings.

In other words, when you do manage to lose some weight, your core belief of being a dieter will have you gain weight again so that you can continue being a dieter because that is what your subconscious mind thinks you are and thinks you want.

When you are constantly criticizing and condemning your body for its weight, you are reinforcing the very thing you don’t want. Your mind will perpetuate the condition because your mind thinks that’s what you want.

Do you get this?

You now have conflict between what you desire on a conscious level and what your subconscious mind thinks you want – opposing ideas. That great teacher Dr. Murphy said that if you tell a taxi driver to go to two different addresses, you will never get to your destination.

 

Am I qualified to make such claims about this mental process? I will let you decide. But the photos of me that appear online were taken within the past couple of years and with minor fluctuation, I have maintained this body for most of my life. I am healthy, trim, fit and look 20 years younger than my years. However, I come from a “fat” family. My mother wasn’t just overweight…she was obese, and when she died in the 80s, she was younger than I am now. My younger sister is gone too. But don’t think I can’t gain weight easily. Oh, yes I can, but my mind won’t let me. I have mentally conditioned my subconscious to it to never let me go beyond a specific weight and to keep me fit and healthy. I don’t think about what I have to do to maintain it, my mind does it for me – I lift weights, I eat healthy foods and I can indulge in fattening foods sporadically without repercussions. Automatic pilot. Will the mental technique work for you? I say…what have you got to LOSE? Body back guarantee.

Forget the word “diet.” This is the natural way we are created to use our minds – constructively and in alignment with Universal laws.

 

Footnote

As a teacher of mental and spiritual laws, I learned these universal laws and prosperity principles from the most brilliant New Thought teachers, far ahead of their time. It is time for this valuable esoteric knowledge to become more mainstream. Are you ready to become your own case study?

How’s this for a marketing idea: Mental weight loss clinics called “Brain Watchers International.”



The Psychology Of Racism

The root cause of racism is hatred and antagonism against the minority. These feelings are founded on feelings of superiority by the majority. There are places in the United States where white people vacated and left blacks. They will have businesses there, work there, but they cannot live in the neighborhood. Need some proof? Go to Baton Rouge.

How brainwashing has been used to control the mind.

Brainwashing is a form of mind control which targets a person’s ability to make choices without being pressured or coerced. When a person has been brainwashed, they are denied the ability to analyze and make deductions without caring what other people tell them. In the psychology of racism, prejudiced individuals have been brainwashed to think that they are superior and some of us are here to been seen and not heard. Some blacks have also been brainwashed to believe that they are worthless.

Racism and denying yourself worth.

We have to face some facts here. Racism entails comparing and contrasting the superiority of a person or group to the inferiority of another. This is not a win-win game. One party uses the perceived inferiority of the minority to show their superiority. The accused becomes both the jury and the judge – what a twisted world! Whenever racism is introduced, you can be sure someone will lose – and it’s always the minority.

Control The Mind Control The Person.

When it comes to the psychology of racism mind control is a pillar. Mind control also known as brainsweeping or coercive persuasion involves indoctrinating people to the extent that their freedom of thought is impaired. The indoctrinated individual has no capacity to ask themselves why they do what they do. Indeed, when you control a person’s mind, you have them in your grip and they will do your bidding.

Inferiority complex and racism.

In America racism is common and come in various forms and shapes including police brutality and racial profiling among others. This has resulted to low self-esteem among the minority especially blacks. Actually, low self-esteem is the number one reason for involvement in felonies. Why? Because racism is all about real power and when one human being is denied their power, they will react to show their displeasure.

Superiority complex psychology.

It is both laughable and ridiculous to know that superiority complex is a form of defense mechanism which people employ to recompense for inferior complex. Such people believe that their value is depended on abasing and hurting others.

Assassinating a person character with racism.

The psychology of racism involves character assassination. Character assassination can be described as a premeditated and consistent process which intends to malign or mess up with the credibility of a person or group of people. People who assassinate others’ character use various methods including misleading information, abasing, defamation and manipulation. This may lead to rejection by others who may not know the real truth – does this ring a bell? Racism is powerful and will often fight back through character assassination.

Nothing is impossible. If today we are living in well built houses and not caves, if today we are using modern stoves and not firewood, if today we are walking fully dressed and not naked, nothing is impossible. One day – racism will be history.



Make Your Own Homemade Penis Enlargement Devices at Little Cost

Many men still link their virility with the size of their penis. No matter how proficient they are in their lovemaking, they still feel insecure because they are not hung like a porn star. Thus, they end up looking for penis enlargement devices online. However, these devices cost hundreds of dollars putting them beyond the reach of most men; fortunately, you can easily make your own homemade penis enlargement devices at minimal cost.

Hanging weights from your penis is one of the oldest known techniques for making the penis longer; in fact it may even have been practiced by the Pharaohs of Egypt. The basic principle behind it is that by hanging weights from your penis, the tissues will expand and give the impression that your organ is longer. As the tissues grow looser, more blood will be able to enter your penis when it is aroused, creating longer erections.

To make your own penis weight hanger, you will need two pieces of stiff material. Drill holes on either side of them so you can attach loops of string, from where you will hang the weights, and to add a device to close them, either beads or a bolt and wing nut assembly.

To use the weight hanger, first wrap a piece of cloth around your penis for comfort and to protect it from chafing. Then attach the device to the shaft just below the head; test the fit first to see if it’s comfortable. Stop using the device if you feel any pain or numbness and never use it when the penis is erect or semi-erect; your penis should be fully flaccid. Once the weight hanger is on, you can start hanging weights from the loops; begin with a 2 to 2.5 pound weight then gradually work your way up by adding another half-pound every ten days until you reach a comfortable maximum. The ideal routine would be wearing the device ten minutes on and ten minutes off for two hours in the morning and evening.

Jelqing is another popular technique for enlarging your penis, but you could achieve better results if you use Jelqing sticks. To make these, all you need are two PVC pipes around ten inches in length and a half-inch in width. To use them, place the Jelqing sticks at mid-shaft when your penis is flaccid and then gently pull them downwards and out in the direction of the head. Repeat for about fifteen minutes per session one to two sessions a day. If you do Jelqing exercises you should watch out for any discomfort or bruising. Although some soreness in the beginning is natural, persistent pain means you are overdoing it.

How much improvement can you expect when using these homemade penis enlargement devices? One study showed that weight hanging resulted in an increase of 1.25 inches over a period of four months, but this was when the exercise was done for 12 hours a day, seven days a week. You should see a similar level of improvement but over a longer period of time; do not attempt the routine described above. Jelqing should produce similar results. Remember to measure your penis when erect before and after using the devices to measure your progress.



CCTV Cameras Guide

If you have ever walked into a place of business and seen the little cameras that hang around the room, aimed at entries, exits, and cash registers, then you already are familiar with the term security camera. But do you know these cameras are actually called CCTV cameras and they are used primarily for surveillance and security purposes.

Does it sound a little creepy to you to know you are being watched? You can relax because it is not like you are being stalked or spied on for the day. The cameras are strictly used for monitoring doorways for watching would be intruders, thieves, or attackers. It is re assuring to know that if someone has entered the building in hopes of robbing the cash register or kidnapping a child that the CCTV cameras will capture and record the face of the perpetrator and hopefully lead to their arrest.

While security cameras cannot prevent a crime, they can catch the theft in action that eventually will help police find the intruder. This is nice to know, especially when stolen children are involved.

Many kidnappers and thieves know they are being watched through the cameras. Businesses have wised up to this, also, and have learned how to combat the allusions from the intruders. The result of this new knowledge was hidden cameras. Now security cameras can be placed in everything, in anything, and in every place. The CCTV cameras are so small and tiny, you never know where they may be lurking. Bad for the intruder, good for the business! This offers a peace of mind to a business owner who is tired of their merchandise disappearing for free. It is no surprise that companies want this added protection.

There are some cameras that can transmit the data straight to the computer while some systems place the data onto a screen like TV. These cameras are used in places like malls, bigger sized business complexes and most government installations. CCTV cameras are installed in all kinds of places where you would never imagine them to be but you can rest assured that professional businesses and companies are not using them in a bad way. They are merely for monitoring the safety of businesses, children, and anti-theft purposes. They are used for good things and are needed in the public places. They have been used successfully to track down burglars, intruders, bank robbers, and kidnappers, among other things as well.



New CD and DVD Technology — Blu-Ray and HD-DVD

The compact disc has been around since 1978, developed by Phillips and Sony. The reason it was developed was to take over for the Laserdisc as the industry standard digital audio disc. Since its invention, we have seen many updates on the compact disc technology. The most recent being the CD-R and DVD discs. With the CD-R, you can now burn your own discs at home, and then modify those discs at a later date. DVD technology allows us to record video onto a disc, where we used to only be able to record audio and data. As time rolls by, and the disc industry advances, we are presented with new forms of these technologies. The two new contenders are Blu-Ray discs and HD-DVD, here’s a little information about each of these new disc types.

1. Blu-Ray

This type of disc, also known as Blu-Ray Disc, is the next generation of optical disc. It was developed by the Blu-Ray Disc Association, a group of consumer electronic/PC/media manufacturers, including: Apple, HP, Mitsubishi, Phillips, Sony, and others. The Blu-Ray disc type was mainly developed for recording, rewriting, and playing back high-definition (HD) video. It’s also perfect for storing large amounts of data, exceeding previous DVD-R disc storage capabilities. It can hold more than 5 times the amount of information that a traditional DVD can hold, up to 25GB single layer, and up to 50GB dual layer. One of the main differences of the Blu-Ray disc is the type of laser that the disc is read with. Normal DVDs are read with a red laser, the Blu-Ray discs are read with a blue-violet laser. The main benefit of this change is the wave length of the laser types. The traditional red laser has a wider focus, so the blue-violet laser can be focused more precisely allowing more tightly packed data. This equals more data in less space on the disc, this results in the additional storage space available on the new Blu-Ray discs. These new discs are backwards compatible with regular DVDs, which they are expected to replace in the near future.

2. HD-DVD

HD-DVD discs, High Definition Versatile Discs or High Definition Digital Video Discs, are very similar to the Blu-Ray discs. This disc type is being developed by a group of consumer electronics/PC companies, headed by Toshiba. They also use a blue-violet laser to read the contents of the disc, which results in an increase in storage capacity compared to normal DVD discs. The HD-DVD can store 15GB single layer and 30GB double layer, making their storage capacity 10GB per layer smaller than the Blu-Ray. But Toshiba has announced a triple layer disc that can hold 45GB of information, and the HD DVD discs can hold both HD DVD and regular DVD information on one disc.

Right now these two disc types are battling it out to become the next generation of DVD disc technology, conjuring up images of the battle between Betamax and VHS in the 80’s. I guess we’re all wondering who’s going to come out on top? In my honest opinion, I believe that Blu-Ray will become the new standard. Both disc types offer HD capability and large data storage capacity, so it’s kind of hard to say which is better. The Blu-Ray, with its greater maximum storage capacity and the fact that it’s being backed by more of the large consumer electronic/PC/media manufacturers, I believe will win the battle. But it’s all still up in the air, so only time will tell.



Fortunate and Lucky Baby Names As Per Numerology

Shakespeare asked, what’s in a name? But I say everything lies in a name. Ones name is the key to his/her success or failure in life.

Names have many hidden meanings which will make your baby stronger or weaker, intelligent or dumb and successful or failure in his/her life.

Selecting the perfect name for a baby girl or baby boy is one of the most challenging tasks for parents. But Parents who believe in Numerology don’t think so.

Names as per Numerology for a baby will make them Strong, Healthy, Active, Energetic, Intelligent, Successful and will create great opportunities in life.

For example baby born on 9.18.27 of any month should have a name number which works out to be 36 or 45. Otherwise baby may have to face lots of difficulties in life.

At the same time, I would like to say one should be thorough professional to do so, otherwise it could be harmful for your baby.

In baby name numerology report you will get your babies Fortunate Numerical name, which will bring great opportunities to your baby and also Characteristics, Finance, Lucky Numbers, Lucky dates, Lucky life partner number, Lucky Profession or Business, Lucky line of Education, Lucky Gems, Lucky Days, Lucky Period and many more.

So what are you waiting for? Take some professional Numerologists help and gift your baby a fortunate name which can create great opportunities to your baby.

So what could be the best gift that you can ever give your baby than the lucky name for their better future?



Speaking in Your Ideal Pitch Range

When individuals judge their voice they are usually commenting on the quality of their pitch. The concept of how pitch is defined can be easily misunderstood. On a technical and scientific level, vocal pitch is described as how the vocal chords vibrate together to create sound. For a non-technical individual, pitch is often perceived as how the voice sounds. For example, the pitch being too high, low, wavering or sounding thin or weak. Learning to speak in your ideal pitch range is important for presenting with strong, rich tones that are aesthetically pleasing for your listener. Describe your current pitch style to strengthen your awareness.

Voice therapists describe two different types of pitch, habitual and optimal. Habitual pitch is your regular and consistent tone of voice. It is the pitch you use automatically for speaking but it may not necessarily be your best vocal quality. Optimal pitch produces a rich and pure tone where the muscles of the vocal mechanism function at their best to produce an ideal quality voice with natural projection. Speaking in your optimal pitch range would be preferred for professional speech and voice since that is where the most vibrant and resonant tones are produced.

If there is a significant difference between your habitual and optimal pitch it is most likely due to the fact that you find it easier and more comfortable speaking with your habitual pitch range. This is the pitch level most people use automatically. Many speakers with a high, thin or nasal sounding pitch are speaking from their habitual pitch range. Learning to speak from your optimal pitch level is an easy adjustment to make and the benefits will significantly improve your voice and professional image.

Finding Your Optimal Pitch Range

The Uh-Huh Trick

Produce the word “Uh-Huh” naturally and comfortably. Move down in your pitch when you say it. Say it 3 times. When you are saying the word, “Uh-Huh” you are producing your optimal and ideal pitch range. The “Uh” is the upper limit for optimal pitch and the “Huh” is the lower limit for this range. Be aware that this is a pitch range and it should fluctuate.

The key is to consistently speak comfortably within your optimal pitch range. The most resonant voice with good tone quality will come from the “Uh-Huh” range. When individuals speak below their optimal pitch limit, a low tone or strained voice can be heard. When individuals speak above their optimal pitch limit the result is a voice with a higher pitch, thinner sounding tone with more nasal resonance that can be unpleasant for the listener. Speaking from your optimal pitch will allow you to produce a rich tone quality with natural projection that will give you command of your voice to persuade, lead and radiate confidence.

Using a Piano

Another approach for finding your optimal pitch is using a piano. With an open and relaxed throat produce the sound, “Ah”. Play each note down the scale until you have reached the lowest comfortable note you can produce with ease. From that note, move up 3-4 notes. The range of the 3-4 notes is your optimal pitch range. You will recognize your optimal pitch because your tone quality will be strong, resonant and physically comfortable to produce.

Initial Pitch Practice

Now that you are familiar with your optimal pitch range, experiment with your new tone. Say “ummm-hmmm” with deliberate intensity and volume. This humming sound produces your natural and optimal pitch just like the “uh-huh” pitch pattern. Producing this sound will create a vibrating buzz in your nose and around your lips. Touch your lips and nose with your fingers to feel the buzz. Produce this hum a few times to familiarize yourself with the tone. When you are speaking with your optimal pitch range a subtle buzz will always be present.

Note: Producing “ummm-hmmm” has the same affect for finding your ideal voice as the “uh-huh” trick. This is another quick and subtle technique for finding your optimal pitch range before you begin talking.

Pitch Practice Using Single Words

Begin practice with producing single words in your optimal pitch range.

o On a full breath from your diaphragm, count aloud:

Uh-huh one, Uh-huh two, Uh-huh three….. until 10

This will assist you with speaking single words from your ideal pitch range.

o Produce the words below in your pitch range. Place your fingers around your lips and nose.

If you are in your optimal pitch range a subtle buzz should be detected.

Hello No Monopoly Experiment

Right Run Minnesota Refrigerator

Beautiful Happy Apartment Particular

o Select a word and insert it into the “Uh-Huh counting pattern

Right-one, Right-two, Right-three…..until 10

Beautiful-one, Beautiful-two, Beautiful-three…..until 10

Pitch Practice at the Sentence Level

o Practice with connected speech. Remember diaphragm breathing!

Select a word from above and say it in a sentence that you create.

For example, “I am happy to be speaking using my ideal voice.” Creating your own sentences will help you keep your practice more spontaneous and simulate natural conversation.

Spontaneous Speech Practice

o Using your ideal voice and proper diaphragm breathing, produce a short story using 2-3 sentences about:

-A New York City cab driver and an anxious tourist

-A sea lion and a scuba diver

-China Town and a feisty lobster

-A lottery ticket and a cold day in winter

-A crooked chef and a smart FBI agent

Note: Notice how diaphragm breathing and speaking in your optimal pitch range generates natural projection and richer vocal tones.

Don’t Be Alarmed! Are these new voice habits causing you to feel like you are speaking with excessive loudness? Don’t worry. Your volume is appropriate. You are receiving some internal feedback from how your sound waves are resonating in your throat and oral cavity. This can create the perception that you are being too loud when in fact you are speaking with rich full tones that project naturally. This is your new voice which may require some time getting used to it. If you continue to have concerns ask a friend if they feel you are speaking too loudly. Chances are they will report that you sound great.

Dress Rehersal

Real World Practice

Listed below are suggested activities where you can practice speaking in your new ideal and optimal pitch range. When speaking at the sentence level remember to speak on a diaphragm breath, maintain a relaxed throat and speak in your perfect pitch.

1. Produce your ideal voice with proper breathing during all of your morning greetings to co-workers or anyone you would like to greet.

2. Produce your ideal voice with proper breathing while you are speaking on the phone. Place a note near the phone to prompt you. This is a great opportunity to speak at the conversational level while incorporating your new voice skills.

3. Order coffee or any food item using your ideal voice. Lunch is a great time

4. Speak using your new voice at every meal you share with someone.

5. Make an association where you can associate a practice opportunity with a simple daily activity such as speaking in a meeting, greeting a certain co-worker or client, speaking to an employee from the dry cleaners or convenience store. Organize in your mind a regularly occurring event or person where you can use that opportunity to remind yourself to practice.

Identify 3 opportunities where you can associate a practice opportunity in your regular routine.



Beginners Guide to Buying a New Computer

With everyone being so reliant on computers to perform all sorts of tasks like, video editing, image creation, house design, data storage, emailing, social media, conferencing or even just chatting to a friend on the other side of the world, it’s important to know what type of computer and accessories you will need before you make a purchase.

So many of us are not too sure where to start, when it comes to buying a new PC. We rely either on what someone else has told us or on what the computer sales person tells us.

This article with provide you with some helpful tips on purchasing a PC and accessories that will meet your requirements and help prevent you falling prey to pushy sales people.

Misinformed

By not knowing what your computer requirements are and what you should buy, puts you at a disadvantage and at the mercy of some salespeople who just want to make a sale, regardless of whether it meets your need or not. Therefore, being none the wiser we tend to accept what we are being told as gospel, only to find out later on that we have been misinformed.

Extra Costs

You hear stories of people who have just bought a computer based on someone’s say so, only to discover later on that they need to purchase something extra. For example, a software trial program that came with the PC needs to be purchased because the trail version has expired.

Trial versions usually last for 60 days after which you need to purchase a license to continue to use it. Most first PC buyers are not told that they will need to purchase a software license when the trials run out. MS Office and Antivirus trial software are usually the two main programs that come already installed on a new PC.

As a side note, you can save some money by downloading a free MS Office look-alike program such as OpenOffice that does all that MS Office does and downloading a free antivirus program, such as AVG.

I recommend that you purchase a retail version of an antivirus program that includes a firewall. The firewall helps protect your computer from hackers and programs that try to gain access to your computer while connected to the internet. A firewall acts like a security fence.

Checklist

1) Note down what you would like to be able to do with your new computer, e.g., browse the internet, send email, chat with and view live video of distant family and friends, type up letters, play homemade videos, play music, print out photos, etc.

2) Ask family or friends to see if anyone can recommend a good computer store or a good brand of PC they have personally used and have had a good run from.

3) If you have a computer savvy friend ask them to accompany you to help you with your PC purchase.

4) Take your time; it is your money you are spending. Ask a lot of questions. Do not let any salesperson sell you what they want, but purchase what you want according to your checklist. Get them to answer your questions in non-technical language.

Be assertive but polite. If a salesperson can’t be bothered to take the time to explain things to you and answer your questions, then find another salesperson or store that will.

5) Ask what the best price is and what extras are they prepared to throw in.

Selection

Your selection criteria will be based on the following.

A quality brand, one that is well-known and has been around for a while e.g. Asus, Dell, HP or a well-known, locally assembled brand.

My recommended minimum requirements for a PC for basic usage based on current technology is as follows.

Intel I 5 2.3X GHz or I 7 2.8X GHz CPU (The speed of the processor)

750GB Hard Drive (The amount of internal storage)

4GB Ram (The amount of memory)

Graphics Card 1GB Ram

Combo CD/DVD/Blue Ray Burner

Keyboard/Mouse

Speakers

Bluetooth

Ethernet port

USB ports (at least 6)

20″ LCD Monitor PC

Windows 7 Operating system

Antivirus Software 1 year license (if possible)

One that has a warranty of 1 to 3 years, preferably 3 years. If it is not too expensive, purchase an extended warranty if the PC only comes with a 1 year warranty. Check what the warranty covers and if it comes with an on-site or return to base warranty.

An on-site warranty is where the service technician comes out to your house to service your computer. This removes the hassle of having to disconnect your computer system, and take it into the service center for service. Though it is more convenient for you to have an on-site warranty, it is not essential, just as long as you have a warranty cover of some sort.

Check if the computer repairs are performed locally or does the computer have to be sent away. If it has to be sent away, inquire as to what the repair turnaround time usually is.

It is much better to purchase a computer that has a local service center, as the repair turnaround time should be a lot shorter. It also has the advantage of you being able to deal with the service center personally if you have any issues, as opposed to dealing with a call center by phone in another part of the country or overseas.

Extras

If you want to do email, chat and view the family via the internet or printout letters, then you will need to purchase additional hardware items, such as a web camera, an inkjet or laser printer, a broadband modem and a broadband package for internet use.

Web cameras are not expensive, so purchase a good quality one. A good entry-level inkjet or laser printer these days are not expensive either, but one important thing to find out before you buy a printer is the cost of its consumables i.e. ink cartridges for the inkjet printer and the laser cartridge and drum for the laser printer. Inquire also, as to what is the average cost per page for black printing and color printing as some printer consumables are not cost-effective to use.

Setup

If you do not have anyone to help you setup your new computer, then you will have to get a PC technician to call round and setup your computer, printer, email and broadband. Before you do this though, inquire around to get the best rate and see if they can give you an estimate of the time and cost involved.

Protection

Finally, you will need to protect your new PC, printer and modem from the possibility of electrical damage by purchasing a good quality surge/spike protector.



Developing Your Business Plan

Most individuals who want to open their own retail business or internet business need to approach a lender to secure financing. For your request to be successful, you need to have a very powerful business plan. The more detailed your business plan is, the more it shows the lender that you are dedicated to following through on your project. It also shows you have the skills to work through all the aspects of your business including day to day operations and long term plans.

Don’t make the mistake of simply going in to talk to your lender without a business plan in hand. To make it easy to read, you need to have it divided up into sections. Together, the sections of your marketing plan are going to discuss what your product or service is, who your target market is, how you plan to reach them, and the estimated profits and expenses for the next five years. Simply place it all in a binder or clear cover to make it look more professional.

The first part of the business plan needs to be your introduction. It needs to be short, but also very powerful. If the lender isn’t impressed with the introduction, they may decide not to finish reading what you have to offer. This is the perfect place to include information about your skills, desires, and motivations for operating your own business.

The next part of your business plan needs to discuss your target market. This section needs to be very detailed. Make sure it covers why you think there is a need for your product or service, how you will reach your target market, and discuss each of your marketing strategies in detail. It is very important that you have at least two distinct marketing strategies in your business plan.

In this section you will also discuss the elements of your product or service. It needs to include the cost of making it, how much you plan to sell it for, and how you will distribute it. All of your prices need to be as accurate as possible. This shows the lender that you have been doing your homework and that you have a realistic idea of the profits and expenses involved in the business.

Your lender is going to want to find out how your business is going to be operated, and this information goes next. Include all the information about the internal structure of your business. You also need to include information on the equipment necessary to operate your business in this section.

Think about any consultants, marketing agencies, employees, managers, etc. that you will be incorporating into your business. Try to get as accurate of a dollar amount associated with these operating expenses as you can.

Your financial plan for the business is the next section of your business plan. This needs to include projected income and expenses over a five year period. You will need to provide information on how you came up with the figures used. It is a good idea to use conservative figures in your business plan when it comes to income. If you make more that is wonderful, but don’t overshoot your profits.

I suggest that you include risks that can increase your expenses and lower your profits in this section as well. It is not required, but your lender will already be thinking of the risk factor involved with your business venture. By outlining some of them as well as how you will handle them, you show the lender you are willing to take that risk and that you understand some of the challenges you may face on the road to having a successful business.

The last section is to be a brief summary of everything including in your business plan. Focus on the positive aspects of it in this area of the business plan. This is the last information the lender will read so you need it to be convincing.

Writing a successful business plan is going to take you time, but it will be a very valuable tool for securing funding for your business. Try to include as many details in your business plan as possible. It is a good idea to get a friend or family member to read through it before you see the lender.

They may have questions about particular areas, and this gives you a chance to make any changes to the business plan. Don’t forget to include your personal views in your business plan. This is the best way to allow your passion and motivation for operating your own business to shine through.