Friday, March 28, 2008

Dealing with a Chronic Ilness - Consider Working From Home

When I was informed by my doctors, 5 years ago, that I wouldn't be able to return to my customer service postion, after a work related injury, I figured I would never work again. My husband was the one that encouraged me to search for a work-at-home customer service position. With my customer service and sales background, in call centers, I had no shortage of company responses. And I actually accepted a position within 3 days of submitting my resume.

I had been working as an Independent Virtual Customer Service Rep, for 4 years. And I loved it. I had the flexibility of my schedule, received a paycheck bi-weekly via direct deposit, spoke with people throughout the US and Canada and still was able to address my chronic pain and parital disablity.

Please click on the following work from home article.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

7 Reasons to Host Teleseminars, Teleclasses or Teleconferences - Julie Jordan Scott

7 Reasons to Host Teleseminars, Teleclasses or Teleconferences
By: Julie Jordan Scott

Entrepreneurs, Authors, Coaches, Trainers and all
sorts of experts the world-over are quickly learning
the value of incorporating Teleseminars and
Teleclasses as a method to reach – and have
a positive impact upon - current and prospective
clients. You can increase your effectiveness – and
your bottom line – immediately by utilizing this
format for the delivery of information.

1. Reach a worldwide audience with your
message instantly. Stretch beyond where
you can fly, drive, or take the train on a
moment’s notice.

2. Perfect your public speaking skills from
your home office (or current workspace).
No need to invest in new clothes, no need
to go anywhere.

3. Be seen as an expert and increase your
name recognition. Participants in teleseminars
and teleclasses have a tendency to be
action oriented, interested and change-making
people – excellent word-of-mouth-spreaders.

4. Test the market-place to see if a particular
subject matter would be of interest with minimal
time, financial and energetic investment.

5. Create another income stream without
creating any new content: instead, simply
recycle previously written material delivered
here in a new format.

6. Discover a new way to engage audiences
– in live formats you may use props and
different visual aids. In Teleseminars and
Teleclasses, you will find ways to use your
voice (and listening skills with the participants)
in ways you never imagined were possible.

7. Finally – simply have a blast doing what
you love the most: teaching and speaking
about an area of expertise – and helping
others along the way. What could be
better than that?

Article by:

Julie Jordan Scott has been teaching Teleclasses and Teleseminars for 5 years through her award winning website, Check out her newest offering, How to Lead Teleseminars and Teleclasses to Change Lives here:

Question: 'Where Did You Get Your Pretty Binder'

Q&Q asked where I got my household management binder. Well, here's the full story. Blog (no longer active) had a contest, you needed to send an email for a topic suggestion,to qualify. I sent one and guess what? I won! The prize was this beautiful 3 ring binder, covered with linen-like fabric, and 3-dimensional stickers. The binder has pocket divders for great organization. (check out the picture)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Listen to Parenting Teenager Talk Radio Show - Teen Depression

This week's show topic is Teen Depression. Aurelia Williams, Parenting My Teen, speaks with Gary Darenfeld about this serious topic, the warning sign, treatments and ways we can help.

Remember, you can listen at anytime by downloading to your MP3 or clicking the Listen button, on the website.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Household Management Binder

These days you'll find I use my binder as a resource. I have phone numbers of services, articles, blank grocery list, stain removal chartlist and cleaning schedules.

I hired a housekeeper to do the deep cleaning twice a month. I leave a copy of the cleaning list with the things I would like done that day. It really helps make her visits more productive.

Women Impacting Public Policy Makes Instant Impact With Business Owners, Lawmakers in Las Vegas

(March 25, 2008, Las Vegas ) – Nevada business people met today with congressional staff for Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign as a part of the successful launch of Women Impacting Public Policy’s Instant Impact Las Vegas team.

Carolyn Stevens, owner of Print Please, seemed to speak for the entire group when she said, “It is so good to see women coming together to make a difference!”

“It is great using local businesswomen to further national goals in a non-partisan manner, stressing action on any issue, not just politics,” added Christina Lerner of CetraPro Painters.

“People are really pretty excited and eager to get involved,” said Leanna Jenkins, Sr. Loan Consultant for CTX Mortgage Company and Nevada Public Policy Leader with Moms In Business Network. Jenkins, along with Moms In Business Network founder and CEO Gina Robison-Billups, coordinated the event for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).

Instant Impact is a national grassroots initiative that will empower members of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) to become actively engaged with the district offices of their elected representatives. State Instant Impact teams will work to build relationships and educate lawmakers and fellow business owners about legislation that affects small business across the country, on issues such as health care, federal procurement and women’s retirement security.

“Every speaker we’ve had as we’ve traveled across the country has reaffirmed that the Instant Impact Program is exactly what they’re looking for – the ability to have a two-way relationship that offers the Legislators information directly from the small business owners to ensure the decisions they’re making on the Hill are well-informed and in the best interest of their community back home,” says WIPP Instant Impact national coordinator Jennifer Bisceglie. Bisceglie is also the President of InTEROS Solutions, a consulting company facilitating customers in implementing intelligent, innovative, and integrated supply chain solutions headquartered in McLean , VA.

Speakers at today’s event reaffirmed the value of developing these relationships at the district level. “Calling, writing and just staying in touch with your representative does make a huge difference,” said Kathleen Rozner, District Representative for Senator Reid. “We want to be your resource and be able to work with you to make things happen.”

According to the most recent data released by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, small and medium sized firms accounted for 95.8% of all employer firms in Nevada . Small firms here employ 44.3% of the state’s private non-farm workforce and added a total of 33,000 net new jobs. Women-owned businesses represent 28% of Nevada businesses and generated $8.6 billion in revenues in 2002.

About Women Impacting Public Policy
Women Impacting Public Policy is a non-profit, national bipartisan group with over half a million members. WIPP is The Collective Voice in Washington , DC , for 46 national women and small business organizations. WIPP strengthens its members’ sphere of influence in the legislative process, creates economic opportunities for members and builds alliances with other small business organizations

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weekend Hunger Food Drive Ending on March 31 - Las Vegas

Every Friday, the local Weekend Hunger Project and Communities in Schools sends backpacks filled with "child-friendly food" (food that requires no preparation or adult assistance to eat) home with needy school kids. In many cases, this is the only food that these deprived children will eat all weekend long.

Between March 1-31, 2008, please drop off much needed single serving, easy-to-open food donations that require no cooking or refrigeration at American Mini Storage, 5220 S Jones Blvd Las Vegas 89118. At the conclusion of the food drive, the items will be boxed and dropped off at the Las Vegas warehouse.

Types of foods needed:
Granola Bars Nuts Small Boxes of Cereal
Vienna Sausages Beans-n-Franks Tuna
Ravioli Cereal n Milk Bars

American Mini Storage 1
5220 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89118
702-220-7777 office
hours: 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm Sunday

We thank you for your support.

Charles, Rona, Marcus and Anthony
American Mini Storage

Communities in Schools
Weekend Hunger Project

Menu Plan Monday - March 24

Easter Sunday was definitely a blast this year! I watched Joyce Meyer and Joel Olsteen, on TBN. Isn't it interesting how you'll find something relavent to your life, right then? I prayed through out the day, to thank the Lord for our many blessings and for his love. I love having him in my life!

We attended evening church services and were truly moved. There was plenty of singing and sharing the Word. I have to say this was the best service I've attended. I'm still feeling the affects this morning.

For lunch, we went to Landry's Seafood House. Charles and Marcus started with the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. There's no skimping here. Charles took pity on me and shared his. We also enjoyed their House Salad. This is dressed at the side of the table. The serving is large enough for a family of four. The dressing was just right, not too sweet. I had the Catfish Fillets, for my entree. I still have no idea how they get the cornmeal batter so lite. Marcus tried the Landry's Gold Burger. He's decided that there is no other burger but this one. Hubby decided to try the Tilipia special. We ended our meal with Strawberry Cheesecake. Charles and I shared one and ended our meal with coffee. It goes without saying that Marcus had his own.

Thank you Heavenly Lord for all your blessing! Recipes are provided courtesy of Taste of Home Easy Cooking for Diabetics. Now onto this week's Menu Plan!

Pinto Beans with Brown Rice

Enchilada Stuffed Shells

Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Asparagus, Salad

Subway Sandwiches

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