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Video Marketing: Does it work?


I have recently gotten more involved in my Video Marketing for my new extra-income driving business venture. In doing so, I have noticed how much more people I am connecting with across the country. Last week I had 3 sales conversions within 2 days all as a result of my videos. Although I knew YouTube.com was a great resource, honestly I didn't realize how beneficial it would be to my company. Here are some interesting statistics I found in regards to how much video marketing works.

According to comScore, the global leader in digital business analysis, so you understand the potential for marketing with video: http://www.incitecreativeinc.com/resources/articles/Does-Video-Marketing-Work?/

  • 89 million people will watch 1.2 billion videos today. Yes, today. Not for the week, or for the month, or for the year, but every day.
  • Businesses spent $1.4 billion in video marketing on 441 billion videos in 2010. This number continues to increase.
  • Video is popular across all age groups. Although 18 – 34 year olds spend the most time watching video, over 80% of the population across all age demographics watches video. So it isn’t just your teen that consumes content on the screen.
  • Probably the most important statistic of all, comScore reported that on average retail site visitors who view videos are 64% more likely to purchase than other site visitors.

These stats should give you a little hope when venturing out into Video Marketing. Although it can be scary because you are making yourself available for people to critique, it can still be great for business.

According to Edelman and Adobe, the stats below show how much audiences enjoy videos that tell stories. UNIQUE stories at that. I believe people are captivated by unique stories because of the authenticity. My husband sometimes gets on me about where I choose to shoot my videos but in my research I have found that when you are real with your audience they connect more. Of course that is to an extent. You should never go on camera with a messy house in the background or in your pj's, etc. However, is you have a nice office space or living area feel free to have in the background.

So far Video Marketing is going well for me as a tester campaign. The following are 5 tips on how to make video marketing work for you.

1. Know why you are doing this. Having a lot of viewers is great, but you want to make sure they are targeted viewers that want what you have. So make sure you present it well.

2. Have a script. As boring as that sounds, a script will at least guide your video in the direction it needs to go. Although you may be recording alone, millions could potentially view your video so it can be nerve-racking while recording. So you want to make sure you have a clear understanding of what you are saying to your audience and that there is minimum babble.

3. Be patient & Have time. These two go hand in hand. As I stated earlier, taping can be nerve-racking and lead to having to do a lot of takes. Don't get frustrated, impatient or stop taping because of this. Make sure you regroup in between each take and feel free to practice before taping.

4. Use the right keywords. This is the most crucial part of Video Marketing. You want to make sure you use the correct words in your title and in the tags. I would suggest researching  what videos in your content area are getting the most views and why. Look at the titles and the tags. Revamp the title to fit what you are doing and see if you will show up on the first page of YouTube for the keyword. That should be your goal. For example: If you are looking to target people who are looking for diet pills, then look up "diet pills" on YouTube. What videos are coming up and what are their titles? Research this and apply to your video. After posting your video, test the keyword to see if your video pops up on the first page. If not, keep editing your title and tags until you do (without full-on copying anyone, of course).

5. Camera equipment. Some people believe they need a high-tech video camera with bells and whistles, which (don't get me wrong) is not necessary but  will be great when you start to get those millions of viewers. But to start out, the video camera on your computer will suffice. Or on your phone like a Samsung Galaxy or iPhone. For the phones, just make sure whomever is camera man has a still hand while recording.  The convenient thing about using your video cam is that you do not need anyone to record for you and you can record alone.

These are just a few tips to consider when starting your Video Marketing venture. I hope they help. Let me know how Video Marketing works for you!



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How Blogging Can Make You Famous

According to Forbes.com, "The face of fame is changing". You no longer have to necessarily be a singer, rapper, actor, entertainer or even politician to be famous. As I'm sure you have seen, you can now be famous from as much as a silly video on YouTube to starting a really great charitable cause.

One of the most popular, easiest ways to become famous online is to blog! Believe it or not, there are a few people who have become famous from blogging. And as a "potential blogger" or "rockstar blogger in the making", it is important to know a few of these famous bloggers. Why? Because as the famous saying goes, "don't reinvent the wheel". No reason to think TOO outside of the box when it comes to blogging as a lot of it has been done already. And if these people can do it, believe me, so can you. Here are few famous bloggers online you may not be familiar with...continue reading




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Everywhere you go these days, the mental health of our community seems to be a primary subject and concern. We have finally come to grips with the fact that not all of our problems are financial and social. Some of our problems are borne of unspoken misery and unresolved pain.


That’s why I published a book earlier this year filled with healthy living tips for the mind, body and soul. “Broken In Plain Sight” provides a perfectly crafted fictional, highly imaginative platform that proves that love is the common denominator to vibrancy and healing. The novel-like feel works to illustrate the underlying reasons for unhealthy lifestyle habits and offers practical and innovative solutions for living healthier.  In its fictional, diet-guide like format, the book exposes the struggles, secrets, and corruption within an African American family and their journey to find love, truth, and healing.


Now, six months later, my new book, “Broken In Plain Sight”, has been nominated to receive The Henri at The 2012 Christian Literary Awards in November 2012. See for yourself why it was nominated and purchase your copy today. In order to take home this prestigious award, I need your vote! If you liked my book, I would greatly appreciate if you would take a minute and vote for it.


Just visit http://www.awards.joyandcompany.org/about. You’ll need to create an account, then after receiving your password, you’ll need to “Login” and follow the prompts which include clicking “2012 AWARDS” and selecting READER'S CHOICE to CAST YOUR VOTE for “Broken In Plain Sight” in the Fiction Category.  Voting will close on September 30th. Please tell your family and friends to vote!!!


Broken in Plain Sight is engaging, entertaining and enlightening. It’s available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles as well as Kindle and Nook. Too many of us are broken in plain sight and don’t have to be!


Thank you in advance your support and vote!!!



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Why Empower Network?

Empower Network is a great way to earn another stream of income and empowering online marketers to grow their business.  It's a simple 3 step viral blogging system that's plug and play ready, the blog is aged with a ready to go WordPress and it's considered an authority site.  Remember, the blogging system is already ranked high with Alexa, so this allows your blogs to get ranked faster on search engines and Google.  This is half the battle if you're trying to get your blog up and running without the hassles of creating one from scratch.  Alexa Rankings for Empower Network

You actually have a sales funnel that your leads go through, along with auto-responders, capture pages and the behind the scene psychology of attracting your prospects to your blog.  All you need to do is blog daily and get traffic to your blog, tell others and get paid! 

Empower Network simply gets you up and running to post your blogs.  What's awesome is that you receive 100% commissions and your money is deposited straight into your bank account, instantly! 

This network started October 31, 2011, and to date, has paid out over $1M in 100% commissions to 9,000+ members. That's MOMENTUM in two months!  This is a great vehicle to help newbies that are struggling in either network or online marketing that may have never generated any income.

There are 3 levels to get started: Level 1-$25, Level 2-$100 and Level 3-$500.  Each level has intensive training to get you started, weekly conference calls.....and more!  If you get started for $25 and someone joins, you just broke even your 100% commission and its residual income every month.  So image if you purchased the Level 2 $100 and someone joins, you just got paid $100 with residual income and the same applies with the $500 level.  You only get paid on the levels you own (which you now have resell rights), if not, then that money gets passed up.  Once someone joins you directly or through someone on your team at whatever level, you'll receive an email saying, "Congratulations, You Just Received A $25 commission." 

Empower Network was created to help the average marketer brand themselves, make 100% commissions and simply "empower" you to become a better online marketer and help others.

I have included a video from two women that explains why you should get involved with Empower Network. 

Video from Tracy Walker on Empower Network

To learn more about Empower Network and would like to get started or you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

My Empower Network Website

To Your Success

Sheila Caldwell


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Homeless, Broken and Beat (Explicit)

I had to forward an email I just got from
David Sharpe. I was a little taken back
when I started reading, but I think you'll
see why I passed it along to you.

Just FYI.

It is a little graphic.....

-------Fwd Email-------

Most folks would never tell you about the

skeletons in their closet in fear that you
might judge them.

Well here's my truth.....

For 10 years of my life I struggled with

addiction and alcoholism.

I lived mostly on the streets and in abandoned

cars and houses.

I had a daughter at the age of 16 and was

separated from her when she was 5.

I felt empty inside and never thought I

would get to experience life the way
'normal' people do.

I was a victim of my own thinking and

bad decision making.

And, I....

...on more than one occasion, almost lost my

life by way of being in the wrong place at the
wrong time.

However, in February of 2008 I reached a

bottom I had never experienced before.

I was empty on the outside.....

.....and empty on the inside.

I took a risk, and crawled my way into a room

where I knew a man and asked him to help me
save my life.

And he did.

After massive personal transformation, 4 years

passed and a little blood, sweat and tears......

......I've managed to stay completely clean and

sober and turn my life around full circle.

I've fought to get my family back, including

the most important person in my world.....

....my eleven year old daughter.

I'm actually about to run out the door and have

a 'dedicated daddy night' with her and grab some
pizza :)

I found love.....

....and plan to spend the rest of my life with

Erin,  my girlfriend, who has also helped me
save my life.

Not to mention when I first started this whole

online marketing thing just over 2 years ago......

......I didn't even own a computer.

Today it's not like that though.

Not only do I know what it's like to have a

defining moment in my personal life - I know
what it's like to have a defining moment in my
business, too.

I've since gone on to become one of the most

sought out trainers, coaches and marketers in
the online marketing industry, and built teams
in the thousands and produced results on a
massive scale.

I invite you 'behind the walls' of my life because

I want to share my personal experience with you
in hopes that you realize......

....whatever 'monkeys' are on your back.

...whatever struggles you're trying to overcome.

...and no matter how much you think there's no

hope left.

I'm here to tell you that there is.

If a 28 yr old homeless addict, who society

wrote off as an outcast and lifetime loser
can break the mold and seize the moment....

So can you.

And not only do I want to help you create a

permanent change in your personal life...

I want to help you create a permanent change

in your business, too.

But you have to do what I did and take action.

I crawled my way into a room where I knew

a man and asked him to help me save my life.

And he did.

Now it's your turn.

In the last 2 weeks, we've seen the people

inside Empower Network display greatness.

They've done things that will be talked about

for YEARS to come.

And already, thousands of people have made


And it's been deposited directly into their bank


Because we want you to be in control of

your life ...and your money.

You work for it.

You get it.

You do what you want with it.

And don't settle for less.

Our income report is tremendous, and we're

proud to show it off to whoever wants to see it.

Because we're making a difference.

One person at a time.

One family at a time.

One business at a time.


If you haven't had your first 100% commission

directly deposited into your bank account yet,
you deserve to feel that feeling.

We've already paid out $773,024.20 .....

....and we just hit our 6,000 member today.

550 people are joining everyday.

Do you think there's a reason for that?

And all that in just 16 days.

We've got a couple of people who have made

more than $30,000.00

Several that have made more than $20,000.00

And lot's that have made more than $10,000.00

Best of all....

We've got tons more who have made a few

thousand, or even their very first sale online.

Sometimes I sit back and think about what

would have happened if I never took a risk
to ask someone to help me save my life.

Where would I be?

What would I be doing?

Who would I be with?

If I didn't decide.

Every breakthrough starts with one thing.

The first step.

Take it, now.

You will never get this moment back.

It's your turn.


This is as good as it gets.

We just want to know if you're ready to join us.

If so, we'll be waiting on the other side.

Watch This:


And Then Join Us Here:


To Your Success!
Sheila Caldwell

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Blogging For Dollars

Hello Everyone,

Can I just tell you that David Woods and David Sharpe are simply amazing. These two men have created Empower Network so that anyone can profit from it. If you are new to internet marketing, this system is so easy to use. If you are an internet marketing guru, you know that this is the best thing since sliced bread.

If you haven’t heard by now, Empower Network is the latest business opportunity that is creating a lot of buzz. People want to become a part of this amazing opportunity. This company has made over a million dollars in less than a month. Now tell me that doesn’t blow your mind!

David Wood and David Sharpe have made Empower Network affordable to join. The options are $25.00, $100.00 and $500.00. I will break down what you will receive and how the payments are made.

The first option is $25.00 - I highly recommend this package. With this package you will receive a blog hosted by WordPress. The blog is set up so that you do not have to do anything but create content. The blog has all the plugins you will need.

The beauty of this program is that you can blog about anything. If you are an affiliate marketer or in network marketing, you can blog about your products. This will allow you to make money on your product and if someone signs up under you, you will receive money as well. You can only benefit from this program.

The second option is $25+$100 – You will receive everything that is in option 1. In addition to this option, you will be granted access to the inner circle training with David Wood and David Sharpe. With their knowledge and expertise you will be making money in no time.

The third option is $125+$500- You will receive everything that is in option 1 and 2.  You will also receive unlimited access to the mastermind training videotaped in Costa Rica.

Now you maybe wondering “what is in it for me?” For starters, you will receive 100% commission for everyone who joins under you. Yes, you read that correctly, 100% COMMISSION. The money you make will go directly into your paypal or merchant account. If do not have either one of these accounts to receive payments you will have to set one up.  The reason for setting up a merchant or paypal account is so that you can receive the entire 100% commission.

The catch regarding the different options is:

  • If someone under you wants to get in under the $100 or $500 option, you will not receive the commission if you purchased the $25 option. However, you can always upgrade.

You will also have to keep in mind, if you do not select the $500 package, you will have to pay the other two options monthly. Which is not bad if you make a profit, but you should upgrade as soon as possible.

I highly recommend that you join under the $25 option. This gives you an opportunity to see if this system will work for you. If you feel that Empower Network is not for you then you can always cancel before you are billed again. Payments already made will not be refunded.

Click below for more information. http://empowernetwork.com/almostasecret.php?id=hendr3542

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Ok so by now if you have been following along with my series of blogs on this your week should be complete. But it doesn't just stop at the one week challenge. In my research of how good or bad habits are created I have found that the general census is that it takes at least 30-45 days for something to become habit forming in that it is habitual, something you do on a daily basis. With that said, I believe that habitually focusing on your goals and actions toward accomplishing your goals will in essence cause your dreams and goals to manifest into reality. Especially if you have cleansed yourself of all non-essential habits, hinderances, and distractions.

So the list you created and focused on for a week, continue on through your journey of establishing your thoughts toward developing your goals into reality. So part of your process will be to create a list of short term and long term goals that you intend to accomplish by a certain date. It's important that you place an end date on when you expect these things to happen because it will help you to focus and get rid of things that cause you to procrastinate. Also it will allow you to see if your end date is reasonable, in that if you have been working on a specific goal and it is not completed by the targeted end date then you may need to revamp your goal and actions toward making it happen to see what you can improve to speed up the process, or if it's something that will need additional time.

The main point here is this, don't give up. Keep pushing toward making your vision come to pass. Also, remember an attitude of Gratitude will expedite the process of your visions, dreams, and goals, becoming a reality.

Be Blessed in all you do!

~Tamishia Clayborn~

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Ok Now that you have written your positive, visionary, dream, goals list and detroyed the negative list take a moment to reflect on the things you already have in your life that currently bring joy to you. The things you should reflect on are things that are not on your list, this thought process is strictly related to what you already have that you are grateful for.

Gratitude is essential in the process of having a positive mindset about your vision, dreams, goals. Showing or having an attitude of gratitude allows you to have a balance in your mindset regarding reflecting upon what you have, but also allows you to "see" the tools you currently have to help your vision come to pass. For instance, begin to become grateful for things that you may not have even thought of as an option to be grateful for. Most of the time when people reflect on what they are grateful for it's usually things that are essentially priceless like life, your children, your husband/wife, pets, etc. However, also consider being grateful for other things as well like your home, transportation, internet access, a computer, a job, your business, financial resources, etc. Now I know you may be thinking, "but those things are tangible and monetary?," and I'll say yes they are, but sometimes we can be "ungrateful" for those things. Here's what I mean, because we already "have" those things we neglect to reflect on what life would be like if we didn't have a car, a home to live in, clothing, shoes, a computer, internet access, a job and we can easily take those things for granted and not be faithful over them. Just like the bible says be faithful over the little things (few things) and I will make you ruler over much, how do you expect to obtain more or be blessed with more if you are not grateful for or do not take care of what you have now?

So as you reflect on your vision/goal list that you already created, also take time to show gratitude for what you already have.

Bring more Joy into your life and the life of others....


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You Couldn't Make it

Yes! they said you couldn't make it this far. Your business will fail. You will be back. You will not win. The people who are near and dear to you are also included in this negative talk. The so called friends; the ones you ask to attend the meetings with you and all of a sudden they had a prior engagement. Have you heard these words before. Surely, you have and that is why you became so determined to prove them wrong. You were determine to have the last laugh; because you knew what GOD placed within you no one can take away.Applaud yourself for taking a bold step towards school and graduating. Applaud yourself for taking courageous steps towards starting your business. Applaud yourself for taking the powerful steps towards your career. You did it and if your reaping the rewards righ now so be it because it was determined in your mind long time ago that this day would come. So, bask in your glory for you have earned it through sweat and tears.How did you do it? How did you stand and be counted? What were your solutions to getting it done? Well! First and foremost you trusted God when everything and everyone around you seemed unforgiving. Knowing that God was on your side sooth every cell within your being. Secondly, you knew you didn't want to be like the masses waiting for a handout. You had dreams that could not wait for someone else's approval, you had goals to reach therefore, you were determined to make it happen. Why, because a life unfulfilled is a life filled with coulda, shoulda, woulda's.So, you couldn't make it the way the others were making it, living from hand to mouth. You coudn't make it sitting in silence letting your desires burn into ashes. You coundn't make it throughout the day without accomplishing a thing, You couldn't make it without being of service to others. Why, because you are different; you are YOU!http://www.fallintoyou.com
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My staff and I had a meeting today about all of the emails that we receive from people wanting our product, but not being able to afford them. In my effort to EMPOWER others, I decided to give EVERYTHING away FREE to the FIRST 1000 people!! All you pay is $6.95 for S&H! I have over 75k people in my database...so this will go quick! http://www.freebusinessbooktoday.com. NO EXCUSES! There is STILL time in 09 to make it happen!April Masonwww.aprilmason.comwww.brokenbutnotbound.comwww.freebusinessbooktoday.com
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Change Your Mind and Shift Your Paradigm: Using Positive Self-Talk to Conquer Any GoalBy V. Ivana Foster, The Confidence ArchitectFounder and Owner of The North Star Life Empowerment Program, Platinum Level Coaching for Success Driven Divas.Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of success? As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren't up to the task or how you simply aren't qualified to carry it through?If you have ever experienced either situation, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue. Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-TalkAre you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?It can be difficult to make the most of your life when you are constantly talking yourself out of being a success. It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly plaguing you. Many of us, in fact, don't even realize we have them! All we know is that we don't have the confidence to stick to our plans and reach our goals.But there's another way!Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you have never been able to do this before. The way this works is that you decide what goal is important to you, and then you plan the logistics of how you are going to attain this goal. When self-doubt starts kicking in, you will respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure. Since you're reading this article, it's clear that you're no quitter and you're certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!Re-Programming Your MindAffirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind for the positive. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you'd be able to counter the negative with a motivating statement. An example of a positive affirmation is: "I am worthy of great success," or "I see myself in the winner's circle." What this does is replace negativity with thoughts that will help you move toward your goals instead of further away from them.Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think. You may not be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently within your mind. However, once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that you are self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself from the minute that you make them. This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner conversation has been interfering with your life. You'll feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them.Through positive self-talk you will be able easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And when you use affirmations, you'll have accessible tools to help you push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is a great move toward setting and attaining future goals with ease.As Always,

Love YOUR LIFE. Achieve YOUR GOALS. Love YOUR DREAMS...on THIS DAY!P.S.Remember to Grab Your Special Gift Today

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According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke), cancer, and diabetes are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. They are considered preventable because they are tied to our lifestyle choices. Choices that we have the power to control.Each waking day our lives are filled with messages that cause us to think about and encourage us to live healthier. We see them on T.V., hear them on the radio, read them in the newspaper or our favorite magazines – they even pop up while we’re surfing the Internet. And there’s a reason why these messages are so prevalent. It’s because our neighborhoods, our communities, our cities, our states and our nation are saturated with disease and illness that have our healthcare system in a financial bind.The CDC states that the medical care costs of people with chronic diseases account for more than 75% of the nation’s $2 trillion medical care costs. The bottom is, we all have the power of choice and it’s our responsibility to implement it not only for ourselves, but for those in our lives, to include the neighborhoods, communities, states and nation that our unhealthy lifestyles will impact.So, how are you going to respond to these messages? You see them. You hear them. They’re everywhere. Hopefully, you’ll respond by implementing change in your life. For months during President Obama’s campaign trail, we heard a message that resonated throughout this country. ‘Yes we can!’ It was a statement of possibility, a statement of hope, a statement that caused us all to believe. Well, that statement doesn’t have to end with President Obama’s campaign trail. You can make it your own by saying ‘Yes I can!’ You can even add to it and say, ‘Yes, I can change and make better choices!’Our leaders are working on legislation to help families make ends meet, as well as to address not only our economy and other issues, but our healthcare crisis. With all of the changes that are underway, though, it’s critical that we do our part. And we can start with our health and fitness.Just think about the following comment I recently heard from a lady. ‘I never made the connection of my lifestyle habits and the healthcare crisis until recently. Now, I think about my father who recently had a massive heart attack that costs somebody – Medicare, insurance company, etc. – over $150,000. I think about the costs associated with my debilitating arthritis which primarily stems from my excess body weight. I think about my cousin’s stroke that caused paralysis on her left side. I think more and more about how our unhealthy lifestyle habits were contributing factors that led to our health predicaments.’Take the time to figure out how you’re going to respond to the messages you’re seeing and hearing. Yes, you can change!This health and fitness dialogue is provided for your consideration only. It is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about your specific health and fitness needs.Fitness coach Bridgette Collins is the author of Destined to Live Healthier and Imagine Living Healthier. For general health and fitness questions, please feel free to visit www.BridgetteCollins.com or email Coach Collins at Bridgette@bridgettecollins.com.
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At a time when the world is reeling from the worst financial collapse since the Great Depression, most people are experiencing an economic recession that will undoubtedly have an impact on their lives in 2009. Each day we hear about companies failing, industries needing government assistance, retailers struggling, increased joblessness, housing foreclosures, and more. Even more overwhelming and frustrating are our daily thoughts, feelings and activities that revolve around a busy schedule, a stalled business, a stressful job, a contract that ended unexpectedly or didn’t materialize, the rumors of job layoffs, an unfulfilled relationship, a pending divorce, the memories of an unresolved past, a medical condition, a mountain of bills, and so much more. All of which have the potential to stifle our desires and intentions to implement and/or sustain healthier lifestyle habits. So, how do you plan to address your desire to live healthier in the midst of a life full of hassles, demands, obligations, and uncertainty? Which lifestyle habits will you try to spend more time on? What will you decrease spending on to live healthier?As you began to sift through those thoughts and feelings about how your life has been and will be impacted by the state of the world and your personal circumstances, and those actions you intend to modify in 2009, don’t put off evaluating those related to healthier lifestyle habits. It’s no secret that when you have so many feelings, thoughts, interests, and activities vying your attention, the idea of exercising or eating healthier will inevitably and continuously be placed on the back burner. There is never time enough time in the day to exercise or prepare a home cooked meal, get a sufficient amount of sleep, drink the appropriate levels of water, or get that much needed annual physical examination. Are you one of those people?Now is the time for you to sit down at your kitchen table and focus on how you’re going to achieve the following three important tasks related to living healthier: (1) conduct a self-examination of those things that challenge you everyday, (2) develop a plan for how you’re going to align living healthier with your pursuits and challenges, and (3) implement your plan that will help to alleviate a continuum of poor lifestyle choices. The one thing you have to your advantage is the power of choice; taking responsibility for your actions and learning that your faith, determination, and perseverance are necessary for overcoming your challenges, rearranging your priorities, and embracing healthier lifestyle habits. One of the most important transactions you’ll make in 2009 will be to live healthier in the midst of it all.This health and fitness dialogue is provided for your consideration only. It is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about your specific health and fitness needs.Fitness coach Bridgette Collins is the author of Imagine Living Healthier and Destined to Live Healthier, two entertaining and inspiring books that uses fictional stories to illuminate familiar patterns and truths about common lifestyle habits. For more information about Bridgette L. Collins (Coach Collins) and her books, go to http://www.BridgetteCollins.com.
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“Power of 10 Gaining Empowerment in 10 minutes, 10 words, 10 people”is a powerful tool that will cause senior executives, middle management or anyone in a leadership capacity to evaluate how they are procuring the American dream of success. Mrs. Spence declares that the necessity to review the corporate road to success, will prevent a premature headstone with no meaning for the “dash” that separates the beginning from the end. With more then 17 years of corporate management experience, Mrs. Spence is grateful for her faith and those that have made an impact in her life and thus she is sharing it through The Power of 10 Gaining Empowerment in 10 minutes, 10 words, 10 people.RetreatThe need for work/life balance in America is among the number one problems for corporate executives and leadership teams across the county. Each workshop is conducted with a maximum of 10 leaders to ensure a positive, intimate and eventual learning environment. Training is recommended to take place off site away from participant’s usual place of business to provide a change in scenery and increase focused energy.ReflectThis positive environment fosters self-evaluation of life priorities and provides steps to regroup and bring about the very necessary need for change to life/work balance.ImplementMrs. Spence has captured steps for each executive to read and evaluate their current state. This workshop along with her book restores empowerment through small steps of 10.Over the years corporate America has changed it’s culture and environment to improve the companies focus on R.R.I. (Retreat, Reflect, Implement) with various programs to address the life/work balance and mental health of their employees. The “Power of 10” is that workshop that reinforces the corporate commitment which ultimately improves the company's R.O.I through R.R.I.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DeShuna SpencerPhone: 703.328.5522Email: deshuna@liukarama.comR&B Singer Mario Discusses His 'Do Right Foundation' In emPower Magazine


(Alexandria, VA)—In the July 23 issue of emPower magazine, J Records platinum selling, R&B recording artist Mario will share with readers why he is not just the average celebrity. Part of the magazine's “Star Power” section, which highlights celebrities' philanthropy and non profit work, the Q&A features his "Do Right Foundation."Mario talks about how he is aiming to inspire and emPower the youth through his foundation. Mario also candidly discusses the challenges he faced growing up, his mother's substance abuse problem and why he wasn't ashamed to reveal his past on a MTV documentary for all to see.Published by Liu Karama Productions LLC, emPower (www.empowernewsmag.com)--which launched last month--is the strong, upbeat, voice that tackles the day-to-day challenges facing the African American community, praises community organizations and individuals who are giving back, and publishes motivating columns and relevant national and international Black news. Exclusively online, emPower is an unbiased source offering content on politics, education, business, technology, science, sports, nutrition/fitness, stimulating books, film and music, the environment, mental wellness, the spirit and grassroots initiatives from expert writers and columnists. In addition, a multimedia section of the site hosts a blog, a social network, a forum, a news-related poll and a video library, which showcases seasoned or amateur videographers’ short documentaries. A “lighter-side” section of the site, called Literary, highlights poetry, readers’ travel experiences and first-person narratives. Podcasts and video casts, along with other exciting content will be added to the site next year. emPower is updated every Wednesday.About MarioMario released his debut album in 2002 at the tender age of 15 with his hit single "Just a Friend," creating great buzz in the world of R&B. The Baltimore native, followed up with a sophomore release in 2005, "Turning Point," that sold an impressive 2 million copies with hit single, "Let Me Love You," resting comfortably at the top of the charts for nine consecutive weeks, not to mention also being one of the highest selling ringtone singles to date. His second album also made it a great year at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards for him as he took home the R&B/Hip-Hop Award for Top R&B/Hip-Hop single, a Billboard Music Award for Hot R&B/Hip-Hop single of the year and a slew of nominations from the Grammy’s, BET Awards, Vibe Awards, MOBO Awards and the Soul Train Music Awards. This singer/songwriters latest release, "Go," is also topping the charts with hit single, "How Do I Breathe," showing that he has transformed into a mature young man and has proved that he is a force to be reckoned with.Mario, also, just wrapped up an impressive appearance on Dancing with the Stars, where although he did not win, still captured millions with his suave and charismatic dance moves. His talent however, does not stop with music and dancing, he is also an actor. He appeared in the 2006 film, "Step Up," and also in the 2007 film "Freedom Writers" with Hilary Swank.The future is bright for this young star and when he is not belting out hit tunes, he is using his celebrity to emPower the younger generation one youth at a time with his new mentoring foundation called, "Do Right Foundation." Find out more about Mario at mario2u.com and about his foundation at mariodoright.org.To learn more about emPower magazine, how to join the mailing list or become a contributor, visit: www.emPowernewsmag.com.
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