If You Want To Go Fast..

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

The source of the proverb isn’t certain, but its truth is as old as what it means to be human. Long ago, people relied on their tribes to survive. They relied in real physical ways. There was no way that they could say, “Let’s practice physical distancing.” If they had, they would have died from the reality that life at a distance is no life at all. People require touch. Not the kind of “manufactured touch” that often comes from apparently “trained” professionals.

My grandmother could give a foot massage that I had never received after paying $60 an hour from a professional. I’m sure there are good professionals out there, but I did not encounter one. I did volunteer hand and foot massage in the hospital years ago, and the nurses used to joke, “Oh, you need to do me next!” But I know it was no joke. People need this. The people I had looked after had really appreciated it, and I feel that it helps open the energy channels in the body. And most important, it feels good!

Right now, nature might be teaching us that our “connections” were broken before and that old apparently “normal” was nothing normal at all. People putting money and status before the truly important things in life. Rushing around without any kind of presence of mind. Living to eat instead of eating to live.

connect tree.jpgThe range of troubles that come from lack of connection are coming to their head and I’m sure we all are aware that change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. We are out of time. Individually and collectively, once we get this virus under control, it will not be enough to make permanent change. There will be another and another unless we fix our mental state, which leads to physical ill health as well.

It is believed now that although we don’t “see” the connection in the space between us, it exists and we have an influence on each other even if we don’t know each other. Anyone who knows the phenomenon of quantum entanglement and quantum particles reacting at a distance to one another could understand how this might work between us. See YouTube for many videos for a description of the experiment. Here is one link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFozGfxmi8A

If you have young children, you know how difficult it is to orchestrate a trip out. Everyone needs to be washed and fed. Provisions need to be packed for everyone. A plan needs to be in place for needed bathroom and rest breaks. The children need to know where they are going and why. One child might love to read. Another might love to solve puzzles. Another might want to write or observe.

The different desires and needs of everyone needs to be taken into account for a happy and successful outing. And people need to be able to share their experience in a meaningful way with others who will truly listen and care about what they have to say, understanding that what they have to say, is worthy. And this, too, takes time and strategy because a sharing of time and resources and mental and physical stamina must exist along with true mutual responsibility. Not mere lip service or some form of plastic toy that is played with and thrown away very quickly in favour of something else apparently more bright and shiny.

At this time, when people are re-shaping the world, we can take the time to make critical decisions that involve everyone around us in our sphere.connect3.png

We have the opportunity to think ahead and decide to walk through this, planning ahead as best as we can and taking action so that our “trip” together is as easy and fun for everyone involved.

If someone rushes you, tell them to go look at a flower and see that it is in no rush to grow. Tomorrow will come or it won’t. Today is a gift. That’s why they call it a present.

Amid Covid-19

Earlier this year I wrote the following:

I recently heard it said, that all we’re being asked to do is stay at home and we’ll be heroes. Let’s not screw it up this time. I’ve heard terms like “social distancing” and someone say, “That’s really incorrect. It should be called “physical distancing.”

Because I’ve worked in the “virtual sphere” since 2002, I know how social connections can be established in this computer world, this place of non-place where physical boarders and boundaries don’t exist. My daughter’s Grade 7 teacher had expressed how much she loved teaching online because she didn’t have to be involved in crowd control. The kids really wanted to learn and their parents were involved and supportive. Her words came at a time before the smart phones and apps we see today. That was eighteen years ago.

The 2020 upheaval amid Covid-19 has put us all on edge. And how we want to view the current situation, whether as a blessing or a curse, it’s clear that the world we live in has changed. As if overnight, old ways of doing things are going out. Not fading out, as would imply a gradual shift, but necessarily blotted out.

Perhaps our collective consciousness is helping to create this shift. Certainly, we see how Canadians can make necessary changes in their lifestyles to support a cleaner environment and healthier communities both here and abroad because what we do, does have an impact on our world and it’s amazing to think how our choices as consumers can have such dramatic effects on business and industry. Yes, you do have power. Yes you can be a hero. Just by being still. Strange isn’t it?

And yet, many people do not have such options. They must be at their posts and guard their stations whatever those stations may be.

I express my extreme gratitude for those standing guard for all of us. On behalf of my family and our many friends around the world, Be well and be kind.

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Connectionz Don’t Have To Be Complicated.

They don’t have to be, yet we often make them so. Our actual needs are simple, yet day to day happenings seem to drive us to always want more, even though more often equates to less in the ways that are really important. Life becomes an autonomic event where we do things, but never really pay attention to what we’re doing.

Children want to learn, and will do almost anything if someone is willing to do it with them. Teens want to know that they are seen and heard. Adults want to know that what they do counts for something.

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What better way to demonstrate our ‘Connectionz’ with others than simply by being with them in a casual, easygoing way, you know simple, old-fashioned togetherness. If we try to see the ordinary as extraordinary, when talking with someone and not worrying about who’s right or wrong just being in the moment with them.

Staying awake to what matters most in anothers life. Loving and being loved. Embrace family. Restore people’s faith in humanity. Remember to give your whole heart and your whole mind to those we are with — before it all disappears, whoosh!

For you to give this to another person to make this kind of impact in a lifetime is a special gift, but it takes practice. Some people never, ever grasp this concept. Let this not be your fate. Let this not be the fate of those around and close to you. Let it not be the fate of anyone.

Grab those around you – big or small – look into their faces, show them your eyes, let them see that you care. Give what you can everyday and in every way and you will find that your capacity for that giving grows as you do so. When you give all you are able, you will not regret it. Your only regret may be that you held back, that you didn’t or were unable to have done more.

Team Work

I want to ask my village of friends all around the world, to share with us their favorite ordinary moments… the times when you overjoyed just to do for others… the times when the only thing that really mattered was the connection, your words will be inspirational and wise beyond comprehension.

It’s not about traveling to someplace, about spending huge sums of money or throwing amazing parties. But about the simple things: The best moments are when 
we’re together because the simple things are powerful. Those moments are what make make for the best memories. The ones that we can think about often, those that lift us up.

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People are People

Regardless of who you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, people are people and we all want the same basic things. Of course there are physiological differences but putting those aside, we are left with a number of attributes that are prevalent the world over. 

ideas-sWhy otherwise would advertising work so well? It’s well known in marketing circles that if you appeal to certain aspects of human psychology it is far easier to persuade people to your point of view.

I can tell you based on over 25 years of sales experience, this is fundamentally true. Another truth is that our relationships run us. We react and do things based on the people we’re constantly with or want to be with. Cultivation of personal relationships is then what it’s all about.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Relationships run the world. The most successful can meet almost anyone and build an almost instantaneous relationship. While the rest of us have a difficult time with it, even when we would like to do better. Why is that? A thorough look at anyone who is good at creating relationships will reveal some interesting characteristics, the likes of which can help us all.

A connection is a two way street, it starts as a one way approach, which develops and builds from there. To connect ‘we have to want to give or do for another person’ with ‘no thought for what we may get out of it’. What can I do you? How can I help you? Whenever we meet someone these are the type of thoughts we must keep in mind. If we do, a connection will be close at hand.

reach-sA kind word, a helping hand, along with kind and helping thoughts; these will always work during an approach, from there if we continue to keep the other person in mind with the same kind of thoughts and desires, a connection will just get stronger and stronger. That doesn’t mean everyone will become your friend or that the relationship will grow and expand. It does mean the onus is on each one of us to keep others in mind first and foremost, it doesn’t matter what situation you’re talking about.

For many people this will be quite difficult at first especially those who may have never been nurtured that way, but it gets easier as more effort and frequency is put into it. By keeping others in mind first we slowly become more ‘altruistic’, our EGO (that part of us that is always saying what’s in it for me) decreases and the number of true relationships will increase. You gradually change from a ME first person, to a YOU first person.

Others will begin to look at you as a desirable person to be around, as you become more consistent in your thoughts and deeds and as you treat others as if they are real and important. The more you strive to learn about and be there for others even in simple ways the more memorable person you will become to others.

upwardAs a result your own happiness will also increase, because when we’re with others, we feel more positive, which leads to greater happiness. When we’re happier, we make more connectionz and have better relationships, which in turn makes us more positive and on and on in an “upward spiral”.

Connectionz Are What Matterz !

Fullfillment

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When we take the path of awareness, we see every situation that we find ourselves in, as beneficial for our development.

We affect one another with our thoughts, qualities, and feelings. Everything is passed from one person to another.

Change for the better depends on us being able to transfer our focus from “me” to “we”.

It is vital that we learn how to connect and cooperate.

What to Know about Social Media Marketing

Are you currently trying or planning to beat your competition by getting more consumers than them? Have you stumbled upon their Facebook or MySpace pages and think its time to have one also? Do you want to become more productive compared to what they are?  If this sounds like you, then try to understand the concepts of Social Marketing and Advertising presented in this article.

Web-Design-and-Social-Meida1Social Media is a way to connect your enterprise and your customers. If you desire to take full advantage of of this, make an effort to market using the media that is available and be sure you keep it uncomplicated. Try to talk with your customers and clients in a natural way when corresponding on social media marketing, just be yourself especially to start out. Focus on you customer’s reactions, and you may learn how to continue.

Hiring an advertising business which is focused on social media is not always a good answer. There are a large number of firms that will simply attempt to take advantage of companies who do not possess experience with internet marketing. A number of them make use of ‘click here’ methods with bogus social media accounts by means of automation and proxy machines. Your advertising campaign may be hardly seen by the real people you want to communicate with, and you will have squandered a lot of money.images

Consider building a group page on your own instead. This will help make the page a more personal thing and it will be seen as something with far better discussions. Don’t wait to have a whole strategy setup, just start right away and make each additional page as it is needed, so your customers will be able to get information from you right away.

Try not to post unimportant or insignificant things on your profile. Always maintain your overall theme, your posts and information should be related to your business.  No one really cares that you obtained a new cellular phone, unless that is you business.  Insignificant blog posts needs to be avoided, use your specific company or business information that you want put out there to your potential customers.

Add Facebook or twitter access buttons on your company website. Most blog platforms will automatically integrate these components but it is simple to get the code required to include these switches by visiting your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace settings. These buttons are a great way to promote to your readers a way to discuss your articles and reminding of social media campaign.

Promote your Facebook or MySpace posts on YouTube also. These make remarkable social media items for hyperlinks. If you create some exceptional social media blog posts from time to time, then spread the word as much as you can by using your YouTube stream. Don’t forget to tweet it once or twice to help the information obtain some traction.

To provide aide in setting up your website and increase its potential with social media, you ought to position a social networking widget on the website, this is an ideal way to glean new followers.  A widget will allow viewers to talk about articles on your web site with their favorite social media marketing internet site with even out leaving your page.

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If you are thinking about outsourcing your social media advertising and promotions. There are a number of highly skilled and knowledgeable sources that you can use to improve your social networking results. It costs you more than doing it yourself, however the potential surge you experience may be worth it.

Try using graphics as a call-to-action convert your website visitors to into supporters of your social media page. Try to persuade people to “like” your site as a way to get some discounts or information. When people arrive at your page, all they see is “like our site to find out more”, then when they have “Liked” you page, they are able to see the content material.

Check your competitors on social media websites and their internet web sites. Invest some time by taking a look at what your top five competitors, and what they are doing. Examine which social media sites are the most lively, and try to use a similar kind of content, materials or programs.  Look at the number of fans they have and the way they encourage the traffic, including what they have to offer.

Once you tweet, incorporate a tag.  Hash-tags, including # before a word or words makes them subject to special treatment and are special markers for Tweet postings. People often subscribe to a number of these tags, and they will be more likely see your posts if you are using the hash-tag component. Be clever with your tag and label groupings, consider your products or services.

Use discount coupons and deals that are time responsive to really ramp up dialogue concerning your information. These will make the customers want to do things faster so they don’t miss out on an arrangement. This may also make your visitors more inclined to share with your details with others.

Facebook or MySpace sites are more efficient if you use them as a link tradesman, so try not to utilize them the same way you would work with a direct marketing strategy. If all you submit is marketing and advertising information your pages will probably not be overly popular and your may even loose “Likes”.  Individuals are already thinking about your organization you just need to draw them in.  Make sure they don’t feel like you are just spamming them.

Connectionz

Connectionz Do Help
Your friend gets your joke. Your family member listens to how your day went, a co-worker helps you to finish something on time, you give your better half give you a big hug. They are all helping you bust stress and boost you well-being.  Humans are social: We crave the feeling of being  supported, valued and connected.big smile
Benefits of social connection:
•    Increased happiness.
•    Better health.
•    A longer life.
Connectionz can take many forms, from intense talks, to helping someone accomplish something or maybe its just telling a good joke.

Creating Connectionz
A Connection happens when:
•    you give or get help, such as having a neighbor house sit for you
•    you give or get emotional support, someone tells you, “I’m really sorry for your loss”
•    someone helps to alter your perspective, reminding someone that ‘This to shall pass’
•    getting or receiving advice, or suggestionz
•    you people learn they are not the only one who like, or does something
•    you know you can rely on someone, to do what they say.

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Every One Needs Support!
Family or friends….who:
•    you feel comfortable to be with
•    give you a sense you could tell them anything
•    help you solve situations or problems
•    make you feel valued
•    take your concerns seriously

 

Making Friends
If you feel your you don’t have enough connectionz or support. Consider these suggestions:
•    Enroll in a learning adventure (night school or other course).
•    Join a club or group.
•    Volunteer
•    Reach out by attending any events in your area.

Based on information from “http://www.liveyourlifewell.org and © Mental Health America”

In The Image Of…

In the Image of… God.  Does that mean we were meant to look like God? Or does it mean made to have the same abilities?  No, I believe it means that we were made to have a similar potential.  A potential to create or destroy, to be able to look at things and understand or figure out how they work or are made, the same capacity for love and empathy, and the same ability to help and connect with others.
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Mankind is amongst the strangest of creatures on this planet, yes there are a number of amazing creatures sharing this world with us.  Strange looks or abilities. Some who have learned to use tools, others who have adapted themselves or their surroundings so they may live in and or accommodate our world.  But Man is the only one who has abilities that we have so often throughout history attributed to powers.  Even though, as we understand them now they were not powers, as ascribed to by earlier generations.  But as later generations explained, these were a person(s) abilities to look at a problem and understand the component parts of the problem and come up with a solution.  At the time that solution may have seemed fantastic or incomprehensible, but it was really just us using our intellect.

Mankind has shown their abilities over and over again.  How else are we able to appreciate and shape beautiful things, and be capable of so much good, yet be plagued with an apathy and a darkness which causes individual and mass ruination on scales inconceivable.   Are these abilities not a part of our creation, in the image of God.

In life, all things can be the same or similar.  If they are the same, there is no distinguishing them from one another.  If similar, they are said to be close in proximity and or abilities and potential.

If, as we are told, we were created in the Image of God, would it not make sense to be created similar.  Would a God want to merely have puppets on a string to dangle or dance around at a whim?  Or would a God want its creation to be exactly the same so there was no distinguishing one from another?  puppet

Would a God not understand all the myriad of problems ahead of there happening and want to create and imbue his creation with abilities similar to theirs, but different enough so as to create companions.  A creation that is able to grow and advance as its understanding and abilities grow?  Amongst all the abilities attributed to God is the ability to empathize and help others by some means.  To give of themselves so that others may flourish or prosper.

As mankind races into the future, the quickening of our lifestyle and the pace in which we live requires that we nurture our existing abilities, to understand, perceive, create, and help one another.  Living a meaningful life is not about the goods we have or the money we earn, It is about connecting with and helping others.

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Connectionz are what Matterz!

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The name Webbingz came about from conversations I’ve had with my wife and better half on what to call or describe it when we talk about connecting things together.  We wanted to use something that described connecting but was somewhat more encompassing

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