Breaking News – The Mastermind Support Group

A way that I have found invaluable in maintaining focus is by being a member of a superb writers’ group called Sisterwriters with my two lifelong and forever friends, Wendy and Isha. We have been together for a number of years and offer to each other whatever support is needed.

The support is as varied as talking about and sharing our writing to talking about our personal relationships. We reside in a place of no judgement. We come together in a place where we can be ourselves. The importance of this in our writing and life process cannot be overstated. It is imperative. It is a must in order to enable our creativity to flow through. We recognise, too, in this space that we are holistic human beings. When we come together we bring all of ourselves, not just a part, and that if one aspect of ourselves is unhappy in some way, then this has an impact on other aspects of ourselves, and so it is very much a support group with writing at its centre. We meet at least once a month.

Fanatical focus means doing whatever it takes. I use candles virtually all the time. There is something about the element of fire that touches my soul. I know that if I am working on a project that I am having some difficulty with then, where possible, I will light candles and use them quite literally as a point of focus. The candlelight warms my heart and helps me to stay focused. Whether this is purely psychological or not, essentially does not matter. The point really is to do what works for you. I will often stare into the candle and internally ask the questions I am having difficulty answering and I hold an absolute, unshakeable expectation that the answer will come at some point in time when I need it to.

I burn incense and use essential oils. They give me a sense of well being, as well as enabling me to stay associated to the state of being focused. I particularly like frankincense and myrrh, lavender, eucalyptus, orange, lemongrass, clary sage, ylang ylang, geranium and rosemary. These help to create a relaxed and to some extent meditative mood. I also listen to great soul-fullness music – and this can be of any genre.

I read biographies of people that interest me – Oprah Winfrey, Linford Christie, Henry Ford, Richard Branson and Ray Kroc. I am keenly interested in seeing where people started, finding out about their motivation for being who they are and the direction they have taken. It is rare that people say that they simply drifted into the position that they are in. I want to know and understand what it was/is that they believe about themselves, what sort of things they tell themselves about their abilities. I want to know about their trials and tribulations and what they did to overcome them. I love to know where people are now on their continuum and get a sense of where they are going. Having this information really helps me to stay centred on where I have been, where I am now and where I am going, providing me with a sense of certainty about achieving what I want.

Typically, achievers have a sense of being driven, a sense of purpose. They have goals that they set themselves, they work incredibly hard and stay focused. And deep down they have a sense of their possibilities, even in times when others may not have that same sense of them.

We all have inner self-talk and we can make a decision about whether the self- talk will serve us or defeat us. Most successful people have inner self talk to reflect empowering beliefs such as: ‘Yes I can’, ‘I’m worthy’, ‘I’m intelligent’, ‘I have got lots of great ideas’, ‘This can be done and I’m the person to do it’, ‘I can ask for support and expect to receive it, recognising that people do have a choice about whether they give that support or not’, ‘I wonder what great ideas I can come up with today’ and ‘There’s always a way’.

Disempowering beliefs such as: ‘I’m not worthy’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I’m not intelligent enough’, ‘I’m scared, I cannot do it’, ‘XYZ has better ideas than I do’ ‘I’m too old to start again’ ‘The system won’t let me’, ‘What’s the point, I won’t get a loan anyway?’ ‘I’m not part of the old school tie network’, ‘I’m not well connected’ and ‘I haven’t a clue’. These and other similar thoughts really have an immobilising effect, often leaving the thinker of the thoughts doing nothing to secure their dreams.

Breaking News – Mother Goose Gets Hit By Merger Mania

Mergers have taken over the world. My very first bank – Bell Federal – has long merged with LaSalle Bank, and now if I want to talk to someone about my mortgage, I have to call a place I never even heard of before – Troy, Michigan! Here in Chicago, Marshall Field’s has been swallowed up lock, stock and barrel by MACY’S – almost bringing about second Revolutionary War.

Now, just think about what would happen if our beloved Mother Goose friends were also to be bitten by the Deadly Merger Bug. Let’s start off with pretty Little Bo Peep. The same day that she found her sheep, she bumped into her old friend, Goldilocks, and they immediately went to the home of The Three Bears and did some negotiating – and they are now known as the jazz group, Peep, Goldi and the Bears. Now look at poor lean Jack Spratt. He and his hearty wife stopped to chat with Simple Simon as he was going to the Fair. Deciding to merge together, they made lots of dough selling their wares. And what about Old Mother Hubbard whose cupboard was always bare? She moved in with Little Jack Horner while he was relishing his Christmas pie, and they became known as H&H, Horner and Hubbard, and their business grew and grew and she no longer had any worries about feeding Fido. The Famous Three Blind Mice moved in to the cupboard, and made a nice comfortable home for themselves, but they continued to squeal an awful lot.

Little Boy Blue blew his horn one day and was overjoyed to discover that his music had led him to find that frolicsome twosome, Jack and Jill; the poor kids got lost as they trudged up that hill. They got together and created Jack and Jill’s Horn of Plenty English Tea Shoppe. One day the Cat and his Fiddle came over to cheer up Little Miss Muffet, who had fallen off her tuffet and then all got together as they went over to say hello to Old King Cole, who called on his Fiddlers Three and they incorporated themselves as Music a la Mode and played at the king’s fabulous birthday party. After quite a bit of trouble, Humpty Dumpty got himself together and limped over for needed rehab to the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe. She worked hard to get Humpty completely back to his old self, and he reciprocated by starting up Humpty’s Bedie-By Service, 24-hour care for tough toddlers.

Best in the Online Music World – Free and Easy Download of Your Favorite Songs

Music is one of the most preferred choices of content in when it comes to downloading on the Internet. No wonder digital music revolution caused by best free online music sites makes for the breaking news in technology news bulletin these days.

All one needs to do is hit the alphabet keys on the keyboard of your PC and type the name of your favorite artist or band and, in just few seconds, melodies by that musician (and related genera of music) will pour out to the desktop. Most of these best free online music sites use the digital compression tools to minimize the volume of music files thus they make it effortless to store and also ensure swift downloading. It is convenient and yet one does not have to compromise in matters of sound quality.

Some of most popular free online music sites

MySpace Music – It is free, and browsers gain instantaneous and direct access to a massive collection of songs. Since the site has legal agreements to exhibit the records of the four chief brands: Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI, and Warner Music Group – so it is completely legal. Zillions of artists already have pages on the site.

Jamendo – It is also a free of charge legal download music site that includes music from new and upcoming artists from all genres of music. The user may explore by genre as well as by country to locate musicians from all across the world. The site also allows the user to write review on the music they listen to. The iRATE in Jamendo aids listeners to come across other music fans on Jamendo who have similar tastes.

FreeMP3Mail – It is one of the most popular free authorized download sites. In this site, the user needs to make an account by furnishing the site email address and password particulars. Whenever FreeMP3Mail posts new complimentary music, the songs or albums are mailed to the user’s email.

There are zillions of such other web sites that we read in technology news bulletins everyday that allow one to download music free of cost. Nevertheless, one must be careful that in the process the website does not put spy ware or virus on your computer.

Latest Craze – Collection of Latest and Popular Online Music Videos

The internet has made its presence felt almost in all areas. In recent years, it has widely captured the attention of all music lovers from all across the world and allowed them watch their favorite music videos online. Online music videos and songs have broken the blockade of language, society and country.

It doesn’t matter, you are looking for jazz song videos, old or the hottest new music videos, video info websites have provided an online platform to find the all kinds of music videos that you love to watch. In fact, videos info sites and video search engines has became the host for a plethora of online music videos both user-generated as well professionally produced. Besides this, these days there are many video info sites that have introduced the concepts like “vote-up”. The concept of vote up or down helps in knowing the popularity of the particular music video.

Online video websites beyond doubt has certainly brought an extraordinary video thrill across the web world. Indeed, one’s personal collection of various music videos seems to be the hottest obsession of internet users, especially among the younger generation.

Why collecting online videos are getting popular?

One of the major reasons is that one can keep a particular video in his or her own personal media collection. This has helped avid music fans who like to keep copies of music videos.

Another key reason for its growing popularity is now people need not have to wait for the music VJ to play their particular song. Besides this, you need not have to wait for long hours to watch your favorite artists perform or pass the time for your favorite music video to appear on the screen. Once you collect video, you have the convenience of watching the music video clips anywhere and anytime. With various video info websites, you have many advantages to enjoy online.

How to collect online videos?

Today the process of collecting music videos is very simple. These social video info sites offer the best way for you to collect your videos and share them with your social circle. It provides you with a personal channel where you can embed the music videos you have found on the web. By embedding those videos you make them viewable and remotely locate media files wherever and whenever you choose.

Collecting online music videos are nothing more than collections of hyperlinks pointing to music files located on websites throughout the Internet. Video websites generally permits you to stream the data in those music files you have found so that you can listen to the music contained in those files. When you press the “play button” associated with a hyperlink on any video info websites, the remote server hosting the song directly begins to stream the data that further allows you to hear and view the song.