Fail Your Way to Success – Donald Trump, Thomas Edison & Ellen DeGeneres ALL Agree!

As I have interviewed and researched serial entrepreneurs like Andy Kurtzig * , the founder of JustAnswers (r) , I have learned that they really do all share a couple of key personality traits. They also, typically, have immediate family members who had these same skills. We will evade the nurture or nature debate at this time as it is not pertinent how they attain these skills so much as it is important to understand that they have these practices. Let's look at some of the quotes that are some of my favorite and then analyze them to produce the top three tracks owned by successful people. And the final question is, "Can you attain these hits, or more so, do you already possess them?"

Here's my favorite quotes about success and failure …

1) "The phoenix must burn to emerge." – Janet Fitch

2) "What separates the winners from the losers is how a person responds to each new twist of fate." – Donald J. Trump

3) "It's a blip, not a catastrophe." – Donald J. Trump

4) "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be" – John Wooden

5) "Only those who dare to fail very can ever achieve greatly." – Robert F. Kennedy

6) "As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big." – Donald J. Trump

7) "It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success." – Ellen DeGeneres

8) "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill

Nobody in their right mind would take all those names from science, real estate, entertainment, wartime leader, and say they have anything in common. They would be incorrect. There are three common themes in all these statements which I agree fully with my concluding after after a decade of interviewing and researching people with the three attributes of success.

What are these three attributes …

1) Drive. Even ion the face of almost certain defeat the basketball player wants that last three points on the board. The wartime General will keep the city on early certain defeat. A TV entertainer like Ellen, etc. Has the drive to get up in the morning and conduct some local show, or their first stand up in a low-brow bar and have the drive to push forward!

2) Optimism. As to the point of number "1" above. These leader, or entertainer has to believe in their own minds that it will get better. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not a train! It is also what I call the evolve part of the success formula. You are optimistic that you can fix, or evolve, your strategy and still be successful later.

3) Big Thinker. Again, without number "1" and number "2" this attribute can not exist. If you are going to build a ten unit apartment building, why not 500? If you can keep 50 people in the …

Paid CDL Training – Good Career Move For Financially Strapped

Did you know you can get CDL training with no upfront costs, even if your credit is terrible or nonexistent?

Well, you can. You can get trained at a certified truck driving school, get your Class A and get a full-time job in about one month. What’s the catch? The only “catch,” if that’s what it can be called, is that after training you must work for the company that trained you for one year. That’s it.

This paid CDL training involves schooling at a trucking company facility for about four weeks. Training is geared toward one thing: passing the test so you get your Class A CDL. Once you have that, you are assigned to a trainer and the two of you go out on the road together for on-the-job training. During this time you’ll learn the ins and outs of driving the big rigs and how to do your job the company way.

This one-the-job training generally lasts between four and six weeks. When it’s over, you’re given your own truck and you hit the road solo as a full company employee. This is all done without you having to pay a cent for training costs. Why would companies do this?

They provide this kind of CDL training because they’re looking for certain types of drivers. They’re looking for over-the-road (OTR) drivers. Now, let’s be honest here. Most truck drivers don’t like OTR jobs because they entail being out on the road for a week or two at a time, sometimes even longer, before you get home time. Most drivers don’t like being away from family for these long stretches.

But the fact is that people who have a brand new CDL have a slim chance of landing a decent driving job. They need experience. Most companies are looking for at least one year of experience. So by going through the paid CDL training scenario you’re getting exactly the experience needed to move forward in your career when that initial year is over.

Now, notice how I said “most” drivers don’t like OTR jobs. That’s because some don’t mind them at all and others actually enjoy it. I went through this type of Class A training and I didn’t have a problem with it. It was even enjoyable at times, crisscrossing the country and seeing the natural sights.

And if you’re young and have no wife and kids or mortgage, OTR work allows you to bank some serious cash during the year because expenses on the road are minimal. Some who start out as students stay on with the original company for much longer than the first year. If you do this, most companies offer bonus cash incentives to stay on after your first year is up.

The way I looked at it was, “It’s only a year. Big deal. When it’s over I’ll have valuable experience that will benefit me big-time.” And that is indeed the case. One year of OTR experience is looked upon as rock-solid …

Football – Coloring Pages Kids Should Have Five Facts

Football coloring Kid, you love a football coloring book but don’t know the game of pigskin?

Coloring football Kid, would you believe five facts about football will put you in the know?

Let’s get started…

  1. Football History
  2. Football Fundamentals
  3. Organized Football Structure
  4. Players’ Skills Levels
  5. Football Season

1. Football History

American football comes from rugby football. The first major football game was won by Rutgers University (score – 6) against Princeton University (score – 4). Their war was in 1869 — four years after the Civil War.

Coloring football boy, the main idea of football is still the same. Football fans still yell, “Run that football!”, “Throw it!”, “Kick it!”, and “Score man, score!”

2. Football Fundamentals

Coloring kid, you must get the ball into your opponent’s end zone.

Get yourself an egg-shaped, air-filled leather ball to throw, catch or kick.

Follow the rules and regulations. No running “any-which-a-way” with the football, man!

Only two teams can square off. Your team and the other guy’s team must have eleven players on the field at one time. Smaller football leagues use fewer than eleven guys.

The teams take turns playing offensive (trash talking is allowed), then playing defensive (cry baby guys are not allowed).

The offensive team possesses the ball until they score, or fail to gain 10 yards in four tries, or loses the ball to the defensive team.

The defensive team tries to stop the offense from gaining yardage or scoring. The defense tries to steal the ball, too.

3. Organized Football Structure

Do you love knocking people down, kid? Is screaming in a big guy’s face your dream

come true? Is slamming a little guy into planet Earth your idea of fun?

Well, Coloring football kid, tackle football is for you…

NO! Football coloring Kid, no scratching or spitting! “Eye-gouging and kicking?” NO! “Choke holds and pistol whipping?!” NO! Don’t get greedy, kid…

Here is a little lowdown info to help understand organized football structure:

Teams may change their players as long as 11 guys are on the field.

Scrimmage is the action once the ball is snapped (quickly given) to the Quarterback by his Center until the ball is dead.

Line of Scrimmage is an invisible field line where teams face each other. Now get this…

Both teams can have three specialized teams where players have one or more roles.

Here are a few roles…

    I. The Specialized Offense Team must score or gain yardage to win.

The Quarterback leader gets the ball from his Center man — his second brain. The QB throws the ball to a Receiver, or hands it to a Running Back or runs the ball himself (gutsy!).

The Offense Line is five Mack trucks. They power protect the Passer, block, and leave tread marks on defense players’ backs.

Running Backs have roles in running the ball, catching, blocking plus wrecking havoc on yardage.

Wide Receivers catch zooming balls from the Quarterback. These guys have “superhero” speed plus they block, too.

Tight Ends …

Homeschool and Actors

Everyone has seen the struggles associated with being a child actor or a child star. The nature of this lifestyle causes many of these youngsters to suffer from delays in everything from their academics to their social and emotional development, and as a result, many end up struggling as adults. Because of this, it is extremely important that these children be given every opportunity to develop their skills and talents beyond those associated with the small or silver screens.

One of the most effective and popular choices for actors to use in helping them develop proper academic skills and complete their education is to use homeschooling. Homeschooling is a popular choice because of the flexibility that it offers, both in terms of when and how lessons can be taught. Actors who are being homeschooled can complete lessons online, or they can actually have their “teachers” show up to their work and deliver a lesson personally. Either way, it is difficult to argue with the fact that homeschooling, especially for actors, is very convenient.

The acting business being what it is means that student/actors have to have teachers work around their schedule. It is mostly for this reason that student/actors and their parents choose to turn to homeschooling or an accredited distance learning school. Some actors are on the road and way from home for months at a time, making it very difficult for them to attend traditional school. Homeschooling can allow academic curriculum to be individually tailored, and designed not to interfere with the requirements of an acting career.

Homeschooling is also an effective way of completing school sooner. Rather than try to complete a diploma or degree in the traditional length of time, meaning 4 to 6 years, a homeschooling curriculum can allow child actors to complete their education faster and more efficiently, as opposed to having it drag on over the course of several years.

Homeschooling actors and stars is certainly not something new. In fact, some of the most famous people in history, including presidents, inventors, artists, actors, and athletes have all been homeschooled. President George Washington, inventor Thomas Edison, actor Charlie Chaplin, and scientist Albert Einstein are just a few of the famous people who have reaped the benefits of homeschooling.

Things can be difficult enough at work for the child actor without having to add additional stress from having to make time for school. By using homeschooling as an option, parents can provide their children with an effective learning curriculum without having to interfere with their acting career. In addition to the added convenience as well as the obvious flexibility associated with homeschooling, child actors can also benefit from the additional family support that they receive when they are being taught by their parents. There is nothing that can be more beneficial to a young actor than to have family members who are actually involved in an important aspect of their life, and homeschooling is certainly one effective way of accomplishing this, both for academic …

What Does a Community College Cost?

Community college costs are normally lower than four year universities. Students can take classes at community college and earn credits toward a two year or four year degree program at a lower cost.

Community colleges are local colleges that offer two year degrees, certifications and many classes will transfer later to a four year university. On average community college costs are lower than four year universities.

The national average college tuition cost for public universities is $4,694 per year for in state residents. This figure includes both tuition rates and fees for a full time student.

The average college tuition cost at private colleges and universities is around $20,000 per year in tuition and fees.

Now compare this to the average yearly tuition for a community college. The average cost of community college tuition is only $2,076 per year. This is less than half than a traditional four year public university and much less than a private college.

Attending a community college will also help offset the costs if a student decides to continue his or her education toward a bachelor’s degree. Since community college costs are lower students are not likely to be accumulating student loans which will help their financial state in long term future.

Another factor to consider is that each year tuition rates rise. In fact college tuition costs increase at about twice the general inflation rate, about 8% per year. The future and long term costs are something that all college students, current and future, should consider when choosing a college.

Even though community college tuition costs and four year college costs increase, many students benefit from financial aid programs. Government grants such as the Pell grant provide funding for many college students. In fact students who attend community colleges may qualify for grants that would cover most or all of their community college tuition costs.

Scholarship programs awarded by colleges, businesses and non profit organizations are also available to help students defray the cost of community college tuition. With a combination of savings, financial aid, and scholarships many students today are able to afford college tuition costs and further their education.…

Online College Degrees: Is Traditional Still Best?

A lot more students have been getting into pursuing their educational degrees and taking various educational routes to get them completed. The debate on whether a traditional campus setting would still work best compared to an online college education has been an ongoing topic in most forums. Some feel that taking an online college degree will not give you the same college experience and learning as that of a conventional environment. Others cannot afford to relocate from their homes to spend a considerable amount of time and money to get into an actual classroom. Let’s take a closer look at some aspects of education and how each compare:

Material

What is great about both alternatives is that the instructional materials would be exactly the same. The syllabus and coursework are no different whether you are taking this course virtually or with a live professor. In fact, some educational institutions even use the actual lectures by their teachers to online college degree students by means of video podcasts. One of the reasons for this setup is that a lot of highly reputable schools would want to make sure that the learning from their institution (be it a Cornell or a Notre Dame) is the same regardless of the means used to relay it.

Atmosphere

Another good way to differentiate an online college degree from a traditional school is not having any extracurricular activities. Someone who may be taking their courses online would most likely have a job and other responsibilities to take care of. A traditional student would still be able to allot some time to go to bake sales or be part of a society with a Greek designation, but this should not in any way reduce the value that both educational options bring. In some cases, the activities outside of the classroom can even serve as interruptions from what a student can learn.

Reputation

While online college degrees may be accredited and would have the same coursework, much is to be said about how companies perceive online education. Some corporations are not very keen on hiring someone with an online college degree; they feel that it lacks the merit that goes with graduating from a traditional college or university.

If you are trying to decide between taking a course virtually or traditionally, you should also have your potential employers in mind. Maybe it would help to do some initial research and see how they feel about online college degree holders before taking the courses. If you want higher learning that can be done with flexibility and fewer distractions, online college degrees may be your more suitable option.…

RV Education Questions & Answers

Q. I have a water heater in my RV. Every year I drain it for storage. When I do, I notice that the anode rod, which is also the drain plug has been at different stages of decay.

Mark Says: It's a good thing you drain the water heater and that you take notice of the anode rod. Many people do not know it's even there. Anode rods are used in suburban water heaters because they have steel tanks. The anode rod attractions minerals and deposits that could have been harmful to the tanks lining. These deposits eat away at the rod rather than damaging the tank. I would replace the rod when it's about 75% consumed.

Q. Would like your thoughts on the pros & cons of towing a trailer behind my F / Wheel because I miss my Harley-Davidson during long winter stays down south! Also do you know of states laws prohibiting this? Thanks in advance for your reply.

Mark Says: It's quite common for people to tow things like boats and small trailers behind their trailer. Some concerns are the hitch on the back of the trailer, it needs to be capable of supporting the additional weight and the tow vehicle you are towing with needs to have a tow rating capable of towing the total amount of weight. If you were to exceed the vehicles Gross Combined Weight Rating your insurance or vehicle warranty may be void in the event of an accident or breakdown.

As far as the legal issue goes, here is a link that shows each states laws for trailer towing. You will notice that one of the criteria is for towing two trailers. The one thing I'm not sure of is, if it's legal to tow two trailers in the state you live in can you that configuration across the border of another state and still be legal. You may want to contact the highway patrol and ask that question.

Q. Where would I be able to get instructions on using the convention / microwave oven in our motor home. It was put in to replace the original one but the instructions were lost prior to our purchasing the used motor home. So far the oven has not been used at all other than heat something up.

Mark Says: Try to identify the manufacturer of the convection oven and go to their web site. Often times they will have the owners manuals available for download.

Q. I have a 27 foot Dutchman Travel Trailer that I bought new in 2002. To date I have blown out 7 tires. I am now on Goodyear radials having replaced the OE Carlyle tires. My question is this: Do tires on a trailer require balancing and alignment like a car? I just find it amazing that I have had that many blowouts.

Mark Says: My first thought would be that the tires are overloaded. If you have not done it yet take the trailer to …

Undergraduate Courses – The Best Business Teaching in the UK

Behind every brilliant career is the right choice of university and degree. Undergraduate students are encouraged to make an informed decision, choosing the institution that provides them with the best opportunity of gaining employment in the current competitive job market.

Business students should look to London-based business schools for arguably the best teaching in the UK. Whatever your career intentions, a London undergraduate course will equip you with the key skills that will maximise your career prospects.

Undergraduate students reap the rewards of their education at London-based business schools many years on. Many of these institutions close to the City of London boast state-of-the-art facilities providing a perfect setting in which to learn develop and network, and the high quality of the teaching staff allows students to gain theoretical knowledge in a very practical manner – the perfect way to learn!

Many business schools based in London are also proud to show that their employment statistics for graduates are consistently higher than the national average – this is due to their proximity to the hub of global commerce and the opportunity of study abroad and exchange programmes as part of undergraduate courses.

In today’s global business environment, international exposure gives you a vital edge in the job market. The opportunity to spend a year or term at one of many partner institutions in far flung countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the USA is a very fortunate one. You will receive a totally unique perspective on life and business, helping students to grow as an individual and to make friends around the world.

If you enjoy new challenges, undergraduate courses at one of the best business schools in the UK is the choice for you.…

New Energy Medicine and Cancer

Einstein, a genius scientist of the 20th century, and central to the new energy physics, stated that ‘a problem cannot be solved by the same mind set that created it’. Cancer is a case in point. Cancer is a dis-ease that stems partly from the products of the mechanistic, anthropomorphic and exploitative philosophy at the heart of our culture, which we tend to ignore. Its effective treatment demands that we see ourselves in a different way and act accordingly.

Medicine is extremely slow to move from a mechanistic and physical philosophy to a more energetic model, like the Gaian paradigm that values all life forms as connected. A philosophy of medicine that is over-reliant on logic and limited mainly to drugs and surgery is fundamental flawed. Acts of logic always rely on analysis, that is breaking down a ‘whole’ into its constituent parts, and examining each minutely. Reductionist approaches fail to see the connectivity and relatedness of all things. As a result this philosophy is offering us ‘cures’ to cancer that are often as dangerous and destructive as the disease itself.

Nobel prize-winner Carlo Rubbia maintains that only a billionth of the world is actually made of matter and the rest is made of energy. The new sciences are challenging the way we perceive the world and as a result the way we relate to our bodies. Dr. K. Scott-Mumby is author of Virtual Medicine and an allergy specialist in the UK writes:

“Science is proving that we exist as regulated and informed energy. Disease can now be redefined as a disruption, cessation or distortion in the information and energy fields. Its time for medical practitioners to join the party”.

Classical science has reached the end of what it can explain in reductionist terms. Issues such as whether light is a particle or a wave, or whether or not water has a memory (an issue central to the ‘proof’ of homeopathy), are moving modern science to a quantum level that deals with fields of energy. Medical science is still stuck in a very physical universe, where the objective is to ‘excise the lump’ almost regardless of where it came from and individual conditions of the patient and their experiences.

New sciences such as the chaos theories point a way forward into handling the complexities of whole systems that work together, in synergy. Unfortunately our medical systems and practises are still too often based on philosophy formulated in medieval times.

Because all interventions in a medical process have to been ‘proven’ as workable (using scientific double-blind testing methods) before doctors will recognise their validity (if they then do the research), medical science mostly marginalises or ignores healing alternatives that can provide only ‘anecdotal evidence’. Multiple simultaneous treatments of different types and ‘levels’ tuned for one patient are un-testable by a reductionist philosophy and therefore ignored by mainstream medicine. In addition to this regulatory pressures force researchers and companies to test their drugs on patients with advanced cancer – when the dis-ease …

The Asset An Indian MBA Can Be!

When thinking of further education, an Indian MBA is a popular choice among students. They are large tempted by the idea of ​​high remunerations upon completion of the course.

The extraordinary and demanding core curriculum of MBA when added to highly experienced teaching staffs pave the way to the doors of the top MBA colleges in India. An Indian MBA is at this point in time the most preferred degree by graduates to get valuable salaries. There are great deals of professional institutions in India presenting valuable education. The graduates who follow their courses in these colleges become furthermore efficient in the future, due to the experience that they get in the institutions in addition to alumni support.

The Indian MBA is at the moment passing through a fantastic phase with a great deal of colleges, courses and study options. As the job market for administration professionals has been reinforced because of the arrival of quite a few global companies, there is not really very much need to make a trip outside the country for a lucrative career. Various MBA colleges in India have also made a big effort in popularizing such education among prospective students through their world-class infrastructure, teaching standards, course structure, and placement record.

Many foreign universities are also teaming up with Indian institutions to offer global management courses in India. Online and distance learning management courses are also becoming gradually more popular, in particular among the working executives who have time restrictions for doing a full time MBA.

Both young and aged working people can get a hold of a management degree without giving up their jobs. It creates the path for emerging career growth as well. As various Indian MBA's are to be had by reputable universities and colleges, there is no question on quality and acknowledgment by the industry. …