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Juggle Balls: Life

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How?
Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life…

Anger

Something I hate most in this world is when people say things in anger that they don’t mean. When someone is angry, they don’t realize that things that they say can truly hurt someone. I know few people very well and close to me who have done this. First of all, this is just a relationship breaker. If someone does it once and spits out unnecessary things in anger, it’s fine. But, after seeing the person hurt and doing it over and over again is another story. There are two sides of this argument, and believe in one more than the other. One is used commonly by the people who have the tendency to spit things in anger they don’t mean. The first is the usual “I didn’t mean that, I just said it because I was angry.” According to that, what people say in anger is pure bullshit because they don’t mean it, it was just a reactive phase and they blabber all these things out. Second which I believe in more is that there is an ounce or a grain of truth in what comes out when a person is angry. Th…

State of Mind

The month of July and August has been crazy for me. My health, new place, new job, new people, relationships changing, and everything just revolving. It’s very difficult to adjust into a new environment with lots of other forces against you. It does give me a good opportunity to change and start a new chapter of life. The gradual change and the sudden change… I started a new job in end of August, I am dealing with health issues, and the sudden transition has had an impacting effect on me. On top of that, I had a serious apartment issue (harassment and suing landlords), gold’s gym and T-Mobile screwing up my accounts and then lot of other small errands. Life has just been on a roller coaster. Now those errands, transition, etc is getting better and smoothening out a little bit, but then relationship issues start. I can conquer one thing at a time, but not everything at once. I know when it rains, its pours, but I am just going through a never ending thunderstorm, with temporary sunshin…

Speed Read

Have your eyes checked. Many people who read particularly slowly do so because they have an undiagnosed vision problem. Even if you think you have perfect vision, if you haven't had an eye exam recently, there's no time like the present.Time your current reading speed. It is important to find out how fast you read now so that you can track your improvement through subsequent timings. Not only will timing help you to tell if you're improving, but it will also keep you motivated.

You can break out a book and a stopwatch and either time how long it takes you to read a certain number of words on a page or find out how many words you read in a given amount of time.An easier way to time yourself is to take an online reading speed test. There are a plethora of these available: just enter "reading speed test" in your search engine. Many of these have reading comprehension tests, as well, so you can see how well you're understanding what you're reading.Regardless o…

Life Transition

Life is a process of beginnings and endings. In both life and nature, there are times when things move slowly and don't seem to change very much. Then, suddenly, things change quickly. Moving from August to September, the weather changes gradually at first, and then it seems that suddenly summer is over. It is the same in our lives; transitions are as natural as the changing seasons.
Life transitions are challenging because they force us to let go of the familiar and face the future with a feeling of vulnerability. Most life transitions begin with a string of losses:
• The loss of a role
• The loss of a person
• The loss of a place
• The loss of your sense of where you fit in the world
Any significant loss makes most people feel fearful and anxious. Since your future may now be filled with questions, it is normal to feel afraid. We live in a culture that has taught us to be very uncomfortable with uncertainty, so we are anxious when our lives are disrupted. On the positive side, these t…

Let Go

Lately, I have been trying to follow a motto about letting things go, for some reason I have been having a very tough time because I am afraid to get hurt or step out of my comfort zone.

Some inspirational for letting go:
To 'let go' does not mean to stop caring;it means I can't do it for someone else.
To 'let go' is not to cut myself off;it is the realization that I must not control another.
To 'let go' is not to fix;but to be supportive.
To 'let go' is not to be in the middlearranging all the outcomes;but to allow others to effect their destinies.
To 'let go' is not to be protective;it is to permit another to face reality.
To 'let go' is not to regret the past;but to grow and live for the future.
To 'let go' is to fear less and love more.
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You cannot erase the past; you must let it go.
You cannot change yesterday; you must accept the lessons learned.
You cannot stop time or stand still in a world racing around in circles;
you m…

Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art and science of publishing and marketing information that ranks well for valuable keywords in search engines like Google, Yahoo! Search, and Microsoft Live Search. If you run into any new jargon while reading this Knol consider looking up their definitions using the Search Engine Marketing Glossary.

Search engines only show 10 results on the first page, and most searchers tend to click on the top few results. If you rank at the top business is good, but if you are on the second or third page you might only get 1% of the search traffic that the top ranked site gets.

The 2 most powerful aspects of search engine marketing are
users type what they want to find into search boxes, making search engines the most precisely targeted marketing medium in the history of the world
once you gain traction in the search results the incremental costs of gaining additional exposure are negligible when compared with the potential rewards, allowing individuals and s…