According to Portio Research, mobile payments (through the likes of an app and mobile websites) are expected to reach $1 trillion by 2016.
We can build an app for you for under $600 so what are you waiting for???
I am honored to have been asked to produce the website and online promotional materials for the Nevada Sex Trafficking Awareness Campaign and the documentary, “Trafficked No More”. (I’ll update you when the website is up and online so you can check it out)
AB 67, signed into law by the Nevada Legislature on June 6, 2013, is a key component in the fight against sex trafficking in Nevada.
Many agencies and organizations have already begun to participate in educational campaigns including the Nevada Sex Trafficking Awareness Campaign led by Pastor Troy Martinez, founder of 10,000 Kids.
Additional groups involved include the Children’s Advocacy Alliance which has served as the facilitator of this statewide effort, local school districts, the Nevada Truckers Association, the faith based community, a variety of community partners, judges, law enforcement agencies and our media partners who have agreed to air a half hour education documentary, “Trafficked No More.”
For more information, please contact:
Pastor Troy Martinez
10,000 Kids Partnership
6450 E. Stewart Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Cell 702-358-9222 (702) 387-1010
Do you ever wonder if you will find Mister/Miss ‘Right’ and live happily ever after?
Well, this should make you smile and give you reason to be hopeful…
Edna and Harold Owings, will celebrate their 82nd wedding anniversary with Palace Station in Las Vegas.
The Owings’, who were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1931, are the eighth longest married couple in the world and the fourth longest in the United States. The couple loves staying at Palace Station especially to celebrate with the hotel casino on their most special of occasions, most recently Edna’s 101st birthday last month.
Here’s an excerpt from a story NBC did on them two years ago:
“”We’ve had a wonderful life,” says Edna Owings. “We’ve had a storybook life, really.”
So what is the secret to their happy marriage?
“I never remember having and argument with her and it last overnight. Never once, because I always believed that I had a right to my opinion, and she had a right to hers. And if we couldn’t settle it that way we just let it go and eventually it settled itself,” recalls Harold Owings.
“Because we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t get aggravated at each another, once and awhile,” says Edna.
But you could say it was love at first sight. He was her boyfriend in the fifth grade and brought her a candy bar every day.
“His folks gave him permission to stop and get candy bars any time he wanted to on the way to school,” recalls Edna. “So there’d be a candy bar on my desk everyday, but if he thought I was mad at him. there’d be two candy bars.”
“I feel like God must have put us together,” says Edna, “because I think we just belong together.”"
For their 82nd anniversary this year, Palace Station is rolling out the red carpet for the couple, with limousine transportation to and from the airport, an upgraded suite for their stay, welcome banners and signs, announcements throughout the casino floor and even a surprise anniversary wish that will be displayed on the hotel marquee overlooking Sahara Avenue and the I-15. The night of their anniversary, the couple will be treated to an intimate dinner at Pasta Cucina where a special surprise cake designed by Red Rock Resort’s pastry department will be presented to them.
Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Owings ~ and thank you for inspiring us… May you have many more anniversaries to come…
…a guided journal to discover your passion…
Imagine how empowering it would have been when you were in high school or college to have had the benefit of a resource that helped you work out what you wanted to do with your life!
What Do I Want To Be? Is a careers guide structured in journal format to enable teens and college students to increase their self-confidence, discover their passion for life and inspire them to truly believe they can achieve their dreams!
Rather than tell students what they could or should do, inspirational Author and Speaker, Leigh St John uses the power of strategic questions to elicit answers from within our students, to discover their own answers and their own passions.
|“Thank you for letting me have an advance copy of your book. I’m one of those people who have too many passions.I used to feel totally overwhelmed because I love to do many different things. Your book helped me find that there was a single core passion in the middle of it all and I am now clear on what I want to study.Thank you for bringing me out of my overwhelmnedness.” Maricel, College Student|
While working through the chapters, students simultaneously create a journal/workbook they can reference and use to develop a personal roadmap for life, a solid foundation to build on, and a personally discovered passion for life.
Once students can realize their individual and collective potential, they begin to be more engaged in their school work, their future, and aspire to positively contribute to their lives and their communities.
Are you a Parent?
Parents will also find inspiration by being a collaborative partner with their children, supporting and reinforcing their chosen passion. With a common defined goal, parents can now clearly fortify their child’s objectives and proudly enjoy the journey together.
|“I know I’m only in high school but …your book… helped me know that I have lots of choices but only some of them are what I want to do with my life because only some of them are my passion.My family don’t have a lot but they want me to be happy. I didn’t think I could ever go to law school because I didn’t think we could afford it so like it says in your book I didn’t let myself want that.Now I know there is always a way even if it might take me longer. I do want to go to law school and now I believe I can.” Brittany, Student|
Imagine how empowering it would have been when you were in high school or college to have had the benefit of a resource that helped you work out what you wanted to do with your life.
Rather than lecture to students about what they should or could do, this guided journal (workbook) challenges them with a series of questions and activities to allow the student to discover their own right answers.
“What do I want to be?” will show you how to:
- Explore your life’s purpose
- Gain new confidence in your own creative powers
- Discover the power of focus
- Clear the clutter in your life
- Ask better questions to get better answers
- Dissolve self-limiting thought patterns
- Turn your aspirations into reality and
- Live the life of your dreams!
“I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.” Mark Twain
Whether you have a vague idea of your passion or no idea at all, “What do I want to be?”will work with you through the process of not only discovering your passion, but also putting into practice the steps necessary to actually live your passion.
To purchase your copy of the book, simply go to http://bit.ly/leighstjohn13
Yes, you read that correctly…
The other night I had the pure pleasure of watching people such as Dorothy DeLow, who at the age of 100 is the oldest competitor in the over-80 division of the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships (in the PBS documentary, “Ping Pong”).
If ever you feel ‘past it’ or focus in on your ‘aches and pains’ – do yourself a favor and watch this documentary…
It will give you an entirely different perspective on life and what it truly means to “LIVE” your life – no matter what your age…
Thank you, yet again, PBS for a truly glorious program.
I’m delighted to be one of the owners of the following companies that are doing their bit to help support a healthy planet…
BioGrow 365 (www.biogrow365.com) is a complete natural all in one organic liquid fertilizer and soil conditioner containing a highly specialized microbiology that is environmentally safe.
BioGrow 365 is made through an innovative manufacturing procedure that turns natural raw materials into an environmentally safe, natural liquid organic fertilizer resulting in healthier fruit, vegetables, crops, livestock and people.
Any plant will thrive with BioGrow 365, it is multipurpose and can be used on gardens, row crops, pastures, hay fields, fruit trees, lawns, flowers and ornamentals.
BioGrow 365 will not burn, is non toxic and non polluting. It can be delivered through any commonly used irrigation system including flood and drip feed systems. BioGrow 365 has been designed as a stand alone product and a replacement for all commonly used fertilizers, soil amendments and microbial inoculants.
Test results carried out using varying applications of BioGrow365 have returned results far exceeding expectations of an organic liquid fertilizer.
Our company’s vision (www.ecoboss16.com) is to develop quality natural soil amendments and microbial inoculants producing high nutrient soils, resulting in healthier fruit, vegetables, crops, livestock and people.
Conventional farming techniques have resulted in compacted and nutrient depleted soils. A cycle of chemicals and synthetic inputs have soils which are out of balance and lacking in microbial life resulting in declining crop yields and quality.
EcoBOSS16 has a desire to reduce farming input costs while raising yields and profit margins. Scientific research demonstrates that fruits and vegetables grown naturally not only taste better, but have higher levels of nutrients. Flowers and ornamental’s grown naturally smell better and look healthier.
EcoBOSS16 is a complete replacement for all fertilizers, soil amendments and biological enhancers. it is a cost effective natural solution which has halved the input costs of many farming operations.
The health of the world is dependent on the health of the environment. Environmental sustainability of soil and water is enhanced by use of natural bio-organic inputs. The choices we make today impact future generations and their ability to feed and sustain themselves. Global environmental leadership is vital to the health of all living things. A plant which is out of balance, deficient in minerals, from a soil out of balance, provides a host in which infections and disease will thrive. Plants living on synthetic fertilizer, in a dead soil, deprived of microbes, have no defense against these opportunistic infections. EcoBOSS16 provides protection against a range of opportunistic infections which destroy millions of acres of crops, vegetables, trees, and plants of all kinds throughout the world.
EcoBOSS16 are pioneering the way with their unique sustainable farming systems. This patented system extracts nutrients from all naturally occurring source material leaving behind just the pure nutrients. The specially brewed micro – formula incorporates the complex source material with a blended live culture of vitamins, amino acids, natural growth hormones, enzymes, and beneficial organic microbes to form a fully balanced and 100% natural solution. EcoBOSS16 is both safe and environmentally sustainable. These processing plants can be shipped anywhere in the world. They operate with very little carbon footprint and are incredibly cost effective to run. EcoBOSS16 is dedicated to forming prosperous partnerships across the Globe delivering environmentally safe sustainable agricultural systems and products.
Every now and again I read something that SO resonates… and this book is one of them.
Not only that, but MJ DeMarco presents a blue-print for a successful business that EVERYONE should apply. It is the single most basic yet brilliant piece of business advice I’ve every heard (and I used to teach at one of the world’s top business schools, so that’s saying something!)
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
Is the financial plan of mediocrity — a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as “The Slowlane” your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes; it sounds a lil something like this:
“Go to school, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich.”
The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You’ve been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollableand unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair – sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn’t tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family’s financial plan?
Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don’t want a lifetime subscription to “settle-for-less” and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there.
- Why jobs, 401(k)s, mutual funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young.
- Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor.
- The real law of wealth: Leverage this and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you.
- The leading cause of poorness: Change this and you change everything.
- How the rich really get rich – and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match.
- Why the guru’s grand deity – compound interest – is an impotent wealth accelerator.
- Why the guru myth of “do what you love” will most likely keep you poor, not rich.
- And 250+ more poverty busting distinctions…
Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.
You can buy the book buy clicking HERE.
“How to Order from the Universe
The universe you live in works very much like a popular restaurant. You go in, you decide what you want, you order it, you receive it, and you digest it.
Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to know how to order. Some are downright inept at it. They walk into this restaurant, behave like complete idiots, and they end up hungry and disappointed. Then they complain about the restaurant and post negative reviews online, despite the fact that the restaurant has received rave reviews from the most experienced food critics.
The Universal Restaurant
I can’t tell you how many times I encounter people who set goals like, “I want a romantic partner,” or “I want a stable job that pays more money,” or “I want to lose weight.” I’ve heard enough of this drivel to last a lifetime. It’s reached the point where I may start carrying around a squirt gun and shoot people in the eye when they say stuff like this.
Those are crap goals. Don’t waste your time on them. And definitely don’t say them within earshot of me.
Setting such goals is the equivalent of walking into a restaurant and proclaiming, “I’m hungry. I want some food.”
First, people will look at you like you’re an idiot. They’re only doing that because you are.
Second, you won’t get fed.
If you’re lucky, someone might hand you a menu and ask you what you’d like to order. You can order off the menu, or you can concoct something creative, but either way you have to be specific. If you stand there asking for food, you’ll remain hungry.
Is this happening in your life right now? Are you standing at the Universal Restaurant, waiting for your desires to manifest, and receiving only static in response? Might the reason be that the wait staff can’t figure out what the heck you’re actually trying to order?”
To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
“Leave no stone unturned.”
Edward Bulwer Lytton
No matter what you are striving for, we all run into challenges, road-blocks and things that look like dead-ends… When you come face to face with a stone-wall, just start picking up each stone, turn it over and place it aside. It may take a while but the journey and destination will be the reward for your dedication…
Have you ever given any real thought to ‘time’ and our travel through it?
Lately I was thinking about my great-grandmother, my ‘Nan’ the woman who largely raised me and taught me all the important values and morals I trust to this day.
was born just after the end of the 1800s and died just before 1980.
Think about what my Nan experienced during her lifetime…
- The introduction of flight…
- The introduction of the Model-T Ford…
- The death of a King (this was back in Australia, a country still part of the Commonwealth)…
- The crowning of a King…
- The discovery of Machu Picchu
- The first man to reach the south pole…
- The invention of the parachute (well, think about it… there wasn’t a lot of need for parachutes before we could fly!)
- The sinking of the Titanic…
- The opening of the Panama Canal…
- The “war to end all wars”…
- King Tut’s tomb discovered…
- Talking movies invented…
- First Winter Olympics…
- Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic…
- Bubble-gum was invented…
- Walt Disney released Mickey Mouse…
- The Great Depression…
- St Valentine’s Day Massacre…
- Air-conditioning was invented…
- Amelia Earhart is the First Woman to fly solo across the Atlantic…
- Lindbergh’s baby is kidnapped…
- The great US Dust-Bowl (and apparently very few Americans have even heard of this! Seriously, you should check it out… Amazing!)
- Nazi Olympics in Berlin
- The death of another King…
- The abdication of a King before he was crowned…
- The crowning of another King…
- Amelia Earhart vanishes
- Golden Gate Bridge Opened
- The Hindenberg Disaster
- Japan invades China
- Broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” causes panic
- Helicopter invented
- Yet another world war…
- Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
- First Computer Built (ENIAC)
- Germans Surrender
- Hitler Commits Suicide
- Microwave Oven Invented
- Slinky Toy Hits Shelves
- United Nations Founded
- U.S. Drops Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
- Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier
- Color TV introduced
- Korean war
- The death of another King…
- The coronation of a Queen…
- Discovery of DNA
- Disneyland opened
- T.V. Remote Control Invented
- Velcro Introduced
- NASA Founded
- Bay of Pigs Invasion
- JFK’s “Man on the Moon” Speech
- JFK assassination
- Martin Luther King Jr. Makes His “I Have a Dream” Speech
- U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam
- Very first Super Bowl
- Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
- Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated
- Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man on the Moon
- VCRs introduced
- Watergate scandal
- Terrorist attacks on Munich Olympics
- Roe vs Wade
- U.S. Pulls Out of Vietnam
- Patty Hearst Kidnapped
- Terracotta Army Discovered in China
- U.S. President Nixon Resigns
- Microsoft founded
- Elvis found dead
- First test-tube bay
What will our descendants list as milestone events that occurred during our lifetime?
Somehow I don’t think it will be as varied as the changes my Nan experienced. Even though we feel the world is moving faster and faster, imagine starting your life right at the time men first take to the sky and ending it after they have already explored the moon!
I want to say “thank you” to all the people who have gone before us… It’s thanks to each and every one of them that we have the freedoms and benefits we enjoy today.
So, when you next think of time-travel, may you give a thought to your own travel through time and the legacies you will leave behind…
Until next time…
“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.” Steve Jobs
At present I’m redesigning my entire online ‘life’ to make it more streamlined, while also implementing innovative and sustainable methods to boost the income of several businesses and charities with which I’m involved.
Those two words, innovative and sustainable are very important.
As the saying goes, ‘innovate or die’ (sorry, I don’t know who said it) and unless the methods are sustainable, you will find yourself having to come up with new ways to do the same thing over and over and over again… (and I seem to recall someone mentioning a definition of insanity that sounds very similar to that…)
Is it time for you to innovate?
Does your business need a boost?
Does your life need an overhaul?
Consider taking a step back, reviewing the situation and, as Steve Jobs said in the quote above, come up with an innovative idea that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem!
If you want a fabulous book to help you think differently, I came across this book a looooooooooooong time ago (the mid-1980s to be specific) and it’s still as fabulous in it’s current edition!!!
Check it out! http://tiny.cc/leighstjohn-whack
I’m sitting in the restaurant of the hotel here in LA having spent (or that should be ‘invested’) today in Mark’s informative conference. As you know, I love my online work and am thrilled with the calibre of information and attendees…
I read Mark’s book, “Laptop Millionaire” a few months ago and bit by bit am putting everything I learned into practice.
You can find the book here.
If you are serious about making ‘real’ money online, Mark and his team are among the very best available
OK, well a few more emails to send and some homework to do before I can finish for the evening…
Wishing you a truly blessed night…
Until next time…
Being very much an Elizabeth Bennett at heart (and still looking for my Mr Darcy! ~ or more specifically, hoping he will find me…) I’m enjoying the readathon to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of its publication…
“The Jane Austen Centre in Bath is to host an event that will be broadcast around the world -a 12 Hour International Readathon.
January 28th 2013 sees the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and to mark this bicentenary the book will be read in its entirety during a twelve hour period.
The half- day long ‘Readathon’ will take place at the Centre in Gay Street and will be streamed to eager fans all around the world.
The book, which regularly tops polls as the nation’s favourite novel, will be read in short 10 minute segments by up to 140 celebrities, authors, politicians, musicians, Olympians, school children, competition winners and personalities.
The Centre will also be welcoming internet streams from the various overseas Jane Austen societies and celebrities.
David Baldock, Director of the Jane Austen Centre said, “This is such an important literary milestone that it cannot be allowed to pass without recognition. I have witnessed how Jane Austen’s talent unites people from all corners of the world and this ‘Readathon’ is one way we can celebrate this together.””
“Take failures and victory coolly. To do the latter is a very difficult mental exercise. In a running race, the losers, when running neck to neck, prompt the winners to run faster. They inspire the grit, to put in that extra pace which brings victory to the winners. Hence, winners must actually be thankful to the losers for their victory. Those who did not win, I ask you not to lose your self-confidence. Never attach too much value to victory and defeat. All of you are born for far greater things than winning mundane races and competitions. Your destiny does not depend upon a game or an examination – it depends more upon your character, your will power and the grace of God.” - Baba
This is an interesting perspective ~ that the winners actually have the losers to thank for their victory (I guess if no one else showed up and you still ran the race, would you say you ‘won’?)
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” —-Gail Sheehy
[From Wikipedia] ”Gail Sheehy (born November 15, 1937, Mamaroneck, New York) is an American writer and lecturer, most notable for her books on life and the life cycle. She is also a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine.
Her fifth book, Passages, was called “a road map of adult life”. Several of her books continue the theme of passages through life’s stages, including menopause and what she calls “Second Adulthood”, including Pathfinders, Spirit of Survival, and Menopause: The Silent Passage. Her latest book, Sex and the Seasoned Woman, reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon: a surge of vitality in women’s sex and love lives after age fifty. She wrote a biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary’s Choice.”
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[From Wikipedia] Samuel Taylor Coleridge ( /ˈkoʊlrɪdʒ/; 21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.