Many businesses are floundering and not moving forward because they are so focused on what is presently
happening in their current business. Perhaps they are worried about their present financial situation or their lack of expected growth or any number of other things. As any business owner knows, there is a myriad of things that one can focus on that are of a worrying nature .

When one understands that no matter how technically savy a person is or how many personal development
courses one takes, if you do not understand the laws of the universe, you are at a disadvantage in your business. It may never have the growth or financial abundance that you desire.

The law of attraction is the most powerful law in the universe and to understand it fully one must know about emotion. Everything that comes to us, good or bad is a result of our thoughts and emotional response to things. What we focus on with great emotion is what is coming to us. So, if we are worried about our business or concerned about things, the universe responds in kind by giving us more things to worry and concern ourselves about.

Thus the importance of focusing on one’s VISION. The universe does not know the difference between reality or our imagination. It always responds to what our focus is. So we want to focus on what we want and where we are headed. Only then, will what we want, come forth. Many people spend most of their physical life experience focused on what they do not want because it is in front of them and usually negative.

The skill of visualization is key here. Spend time regularly focusing on & refining where you are headed and what you desire. Know clearly in your mind what your intention is for your business and bring high positive emotion to it throughout your body. The universe is abundant and will faithfully deliver to you exactly what you are wanting. At the same time it is always JUST, meaning, what you focus on expands. It is responding to your emotional vibration. There is no injustice in this abundant universe.

We are vibrational beings attracting to us according to our thoughts and emotions. I did not know this for a long time and it was a great disadvantage to me. And now to learn this and to understand why things were not working out as I wished them to is so very empowering.

Having a deliberate vision that you focus on with great joy & knowing is a key to your successful business. People and circumstances will come forth in all kinds of unexpected ways when you do this and you will have
the wonderful satisfaction of knowing that you are the creator of this reality.

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Great article today about social media  by Steve Thornton  …….
 
Twitter or Facebook?
 
Or Both?

Today, applications like Twitter and Facebook, while attracting new users at astounding rates have not fully defined their business models and the 800-pound gorilla has yet to emerge. It is still early in the game and the eventual winners in the social networking space may not even yet exist, but I would argue that Twitter and Facebook are emerging as potential contenders to dominate.

Why People Love Facebook

Facebook appeals to social animals and can be very addicting to people who have an insatiable appetite to stay connected with friends and make new acquaintances. In fact, some people report they rarely use email or IM tools anymore in their online social communications anymore, relying almost entirely on Facebook for email, chat, image and video sharing.
Facebook addicts prefer the social portal model versus having to log into AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Gmail, Hotmail, Flickr, YouTube, MySpace, etc. Instead, Facebook gives them a single alternative to all these applications, with one login and interface to manage their online social interaction needs. This largely explains the explosive growth Facebook continues to experience and why the company reportedly invested $200 million in data center upgrades last year to keep up with demand!
 
Why People Love Twitter

The usefulness of Twitter is not readily as obvious to some people as Facebook; although it may be more addictive once you get the hang of Tweeting; you get more immediate responses and it seems to live somewhere between the worlds of email, instant messaging and blogging. Twitter encourages constant “linking out” to anywhere and, in that respect, is more analogous to a pure search engine; another way to find people and content all over the Net.
Twitter has quickly built brand awareness and a loyal following, especially among the technically adept; bloggers, online marketers, evangelists, basically anyone with something to promote seem to find Twitter extremely valuable.

When asked why they love Twitter, users say like “I can ask a question and get an instantaneous response”. They crave the ability to “tap into the collective consciousness” of others on the network, bouncing ideas off others with whom they would otherwise have no means of connecting. Twitter addicts claim it’s like the old fashioned water cooler, where people can gather to shoot the breeze on whatever topic is on their minds. Twitter is like a communications stream you dive into for an invigorating swim.
 
Different Communication Styles for Different Social Settings

Let’s say you go to a wedding or other social gathering where lots of people know each other. The style and tone of communication there will be more like using Facebook; you chat with old friends and acquaintances, mixing and mingling in an intimate manner. In this setting, people tend to feel more relaxed and “in their element”. Conversations are familiar and center on shared experiences and connections.
Now, when you go to a large party or social event where you don’t know most of the people in attendance, you will use a very different style of communication, more like Twitter; you want to meet people and somehow make yourself known, stand out from the crowd, make an impression, self promote and make new connections. Twitter is like getting the podium and not everyone feels comfortable or knows how to stand comfortably in the spotlight.
 
So Which Social Network is the Best?

While zealots will immediately point to either Twitter or Facebook as being superior, the truth is that each has its advantages and disadvantages and will tend to appeal more to different types of people and for different reasons. Each can have great or little value to anyone; it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish in a given situation. Consider some of the pros and cons of each network:

 
TWITTER PROS 
Easy to navigate and update, link to and promote anything
Reach far beyond your inner circle of friends
One feed pools all users; anyone can follow anyone else unless blocked
Pure communication tool, rapid responsiveness
You don’t have to be logged in to get updates; you can just use an RSS reader
Very interactive, extensible messaging platform with open APIs
Many other applications being developed (Twitterific, Summize, Twhirl, etc.)
Potential SMS text messaging revenue from wireless networks (although Twitter states they are not currently getting any cut)
Potential future advertising and/or enterprise subscription-based revenue streams
With its “thin” overhead, Twitter is probably more scalable than Facebook, giving it a cost advantage
 
TWITTER CONS
Limited functionality; find people, send brief messages, direct replies
Limited to 140 characters per update
Not all people find it immediately useful
Over-emphasis on follower counts
Easily abused for spam and increasing the noise level
Relatively smaller installed user base
As yet no readily apparent monetization strategy
 
FACEBOOK PROS
Application mashup; find people, make connections, email, instant messaging, image/video sharing, etc.
Most people can quickly grasp the value of connecting with friends, family and established contacts; some people report they use Facebook instead of email and IM
More emphasis on deep connections with others vs. who has the most connections
“True Friends” feature increases your transparency to selected connections; almost like having private and public profiles
Huge, rapidly growing installed user base
Inherit stickiness, third party applications, “gift giving” and personal data collection make Facebook a powerful advertising platform
 
FACEBOOK CONS
More difficult to navigate and update
Requires investment of time to realize sustained benefit
Opt in model requires a user to allow others to connect
Less immediate responses; unless you stay logged on continually
Overhead of mashup and “thick” applications could limit scalability, bloat cost structure
 
The Future of Social Networking
In the end, both Twitter and Facebook are simply communication tools; both will continue to evolve and morph as users find new ways to extract value and either network may or may become a long term winner in the rapidly evolving social networking space. Ultimately, the fact remains to be seen whether either application has a profitable, scalable and sustainable business model or whether the exit strategy is simply to be acquired.
But, will either Twitter or Facebook become the next Google or will they fade into the rear view mirror of technological and social evolution?

What do you think?

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The Law of Attraction: When I Reverse the Thought, I Reverse the Condition

June 19, 2010

No matter what is going on in your life, if you do not like it, it can be reversed. So for example, if you are ill, lets say you have arthritis in your joints. This is pretty common for many people. Now I know that arthritis in your joints is not fun. It is painful to say the least. Here’s the thing though, every condition has a series of thoughts and emotions that have put it in place. And law of attraction is bringing you the emotional equivalent of what these thoughts and emotions are, in this case arthritis.

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Joanie McMahon’s Coaching / Counseling Program

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Affirmations: Do They Work or Not

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The Law of Attraction: I Hold the Key to Creating My Every Desire

June 17, 2010

I hold the key to creating my every desire because I understand my emotional guidance system and how it relates to the law of attraction. How many people need to know this? I think many would love to know that all of our dreams and desires can come forth easily and effortlessly when we are in alignment with our true nature. Well what is our true nature, you ask?

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The Law of Attraction: Abundance and Opportunity Abounds

June 17, 2010

I always laugh a bit when I hear a person on the internet or otherwise talking about how this is your one and only opportunity and if you do not do this now, you will be out of the loop. Even though this person usually says they believe in abundance, this statement is made from a scarcity mentality. This person does not understand the law of attraction. They do not realize that law of attraction is at the heart of everything.

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The Law of Attraction: Every Subject Has Two Subjects, Wanted & Unwanted

June 16, 2010

Law of Attraction is at the heart of everything that is. It responds to our emotions both good and bad. It is never unfair or injust. It responds according to the vibration each person is emitting. If we want law of attraction on our side, and WE DO, trust me on this, then we must become infinitely aware of our desires and how we are responding to them.

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The Law of Attraction: Love Where You Are Right NOW!

June 14, 2010

If we want to attract more wonderful things or people into our lives, we want to be sure to love where we are at right NOW. Even if this is not the place where we want to be, find a way to be at peace with where you are.This is how the law of attraction works. We have to feel good in advance before the new reality can come forth.

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The Law of Attraction: I Will Just Allow That Which I Have Created To Come Forth

June 13, 2010

I will just allow that which I have created to come forth. Ask and it is given, that is the promise we have all been given. That is the single best way to describe how this magnificent universe works. The law of attraction is the basis of all that is and it works in conjunction with our source energy to create our desires.

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