Out With The old, In With The new!

December 2010 - Out With The old, In With The new!

What pieces of life have you been holding on to? Enjoy this reading and discover your own set of towels... The towels…By Lisa Thomas In September 1994, it was a warm day filled with happy and joyous moments. I was wearing a carefully designed tailor made gown; one I had envisioned in my min

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A Day to Create Dawns

December 2010 - A Day to Create Dawns

By Rev. Lady Diannia Baty It is so quiet outside except for the birds. The birds sing when the sky is starting its gray glow towards sunshine. I am easing into my day with my second cup of coffee. I am feeling pretty good as I view all the efforts put forth yesterday. It is the kind of feeli

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December 2010 - I am thankful for…

I Am Thankful For....By Lauren Wilder Every year I do a  list of things I'm thankful for and post them on FaceBook. Before I get to my pretty basic list with my witty commentary I have to get down to what's happened over the last month.   The biggest change was that my roommate  moved

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Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

November 2010 - Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

Market Updates by Chia-Li Chien Watch small businesses grow as corporate spending increases. I recently attended Financial Planning Associates (FPA) 2010 Annual Symposium & Sponsor Expo in Charlotte, NC. I attend the FPA Symposium each year simply to keep up with my continuing education cr

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November 2010 - Marking women’s progress

Despite widespread advancement since winning the right to vote 90 years ago, women can achieve more in the business world. Here’s how. Chia-Li Chien | August 27, 2010 On Aug. 26, 1920, after a 72-year struggle, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was finally ratified, granting w

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Thanksgiving Day Declaration

November 2010 - Thanksgiving Day Declaration

Thanksgiving Day Declaration By Rev. Diannia Baty For a few weeks now I have been struggling with getting my thoughts on Thanksgiving so I could get it down and bring it to life. For some reason that has escaped me until now I have been blocked and could not write about it. I am blessed as

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November 2010 - Purposeful Networking

Know your target and stay focused. There are so many ways to network and so many places to network. But the most common complaints I hear from people about networking are: You can’t possibly join that many associations – it’s too costly. I don’t get any business from that networking

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The Myth of Positive Thinking

November 2010 - The Myth of Positive Thinking

by Karyn L. Beach As a coach and a trainer, I truly believe that a positive attitude is the key to success. It's the strong foundation to which sustainable success is built on. We have to be positive thinkers. But when we talk about positive thinking, I think it helps to clarify what is and isn't

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Angels In Service

October 2010 - Angels In Service

By Rev. Diannia Baty There are a lot of people in this world who are called in service to become a caregiver to someone in need. People step up to the plate either because of family needs or to be of service to another. It makes no difference if you are a volunteer or not, care giving is a to

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October 2010 - What does music have to do with leadership in business?

What does music have to do with leadership in business? 默契: 情意暗合 I recently attended Project Management Institute (PMI), Metrolina’s Professional Development Day (PDD) in Charlotte, NC. I attend the PDD each year simply to keep up with my continuing education credits. This year w

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October 2010 - Love is Patient, Love is Kind

By Lisa Thomas A biblical message of love says Love is patient Love is kind It does not envy It does not boast It’s not proud, And I’d add Love isn’t a matter of convenience but one of conviction… Love is loyal, selfless and attentive Love creates, penetrates, permeates,

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October 2010 - Surround Yourself with Helpful People

Surround Yourself with Helpful People When I was working for an $8 billion publicly traded company as a Director of Information Systems (IS) years ago, I reported to a Vice President of the IS. He was a great guy to work for, but I felt like I wasn’t learning much from him. In addition to that,

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What’s Next for You?

October 2010 - What’s Next for You?

What’s Next for You? Financial independence means different things to everyone by Chia-Li Chien During my 2nd quarter SRI Business Retreat meeting recently, I talked with forty-six business owners about history. I used as an example the fine economists who also play the role of historian

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October 2010 - A Rose is a Rose

From the desk of Rev. Diannia Baty   Oh my goodness, there is a rose that is the wrong color. We need to throw it out. It doesn’t fit with the color scheme. It shouldn’t be there. What are we to do? It is not like the rest of them. How dare that yellow rose try to be with the rest of us?

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To Attract, You've Got to Act!

October 2010 - To Attract, You’ve Got to Act!

by Karyn L. Beach You know about the Law of Attraction. It’s simple. What we think about, we bring about. It’s simple, almost deceptively so. In the first place, it’s not as easy as it seems to focus on what we want (over what we don’t want). In the second place, thinking alone doesn’t

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When the Blue is Sucked out of the Sky

September 2010 - When the Blue is Sucked out of the Sky

  Thoughts on Depression By Rev. Diannia Baty Depression is so prevalent right now that I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on it. It affects every area of your life and make no mistake; it also affects every single person you are in contact with. I have been there and

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