Baseball time is here once again

Baseball time is here once again Go watch our Giants score again Go hit the ball on the field Look at those Giants and the bases they steal We hope the pennant is in sight again Giants try your best again Go, go Giants and win today We are with you giants all the way. (Lyrics from a souvenir recording of Art Mineo Combo, song written by Joe Jordan}.

Does anyone remember that little melody? It was “Go Giants Go,” introduced by Joe Jordan in 1963. It was available at 45 RPM, and was part of the merchandise sold at the Tacoma Giants souvenir shop in Cheney Stadium. He couldn’t have been the only kid in T-town who embezzled his father from his weekly allowance. It only cost four bits (50 cents) and I didn’t even have to clean our basement. What a deal!

“Go Giants Go” was performed one day during the intermission of a twin-bill. Joe Jordan was joined by Lincoln High School’s 80-member band, the school’s 50-member men’s choir, and the Tacoma Giants Booster Club led by baritone Jack Sonntag. And other times it sounded through the stadium’s public address system, drowning out the home run from the foghorn, the ringing of cowbells, and the hum of the organ in the stands. To this day, I have very much in my possession, “Go Giants Go” in my personal hall of fame and keepsake box. I have even duplicated it on a CD.

The following story is about my love for baseball when I was young and the passion I have for the sport today. My hometown is in Tacoma, Washington. This story takes place there back in the 60s.

I was only seven years old when the San Francisco Giants franchised their farm club to Tacoma’s beautiful Cheney Stadium in 1960. Cheney Stadium was built and completed by local lumberjack Ben Cheney. Who would have imagined that the next six years would be the most impressionable of my life? I often wondered what meant more to me during the hot summer days of the early to mid-60s: watching my older brothers win a tie during the days of the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby or watching the hectic Tacoma Giants finale. pitcher Juan Marichal on the mound and excellence on the field of shortstop Gil Garrido, my hero then, No. 17. If he was near Bantz Boulevard, he had the best of both worlds. Let’s not forget the Cheney Studs playing hard on nearby Heidelberg course. I always chose the land of the “Giants”.

With these memories thrown so intricately back to yesteryear, I recall the sports entertainment battle where Tightwad Hill made its barrier between the Soap Box Derby race track and Cheney Stadium. I can almost feel the wild yellow-flowered Scottish broom as it puffed up the hill from the soap box court to the high fence in left field of Cheney Stadium. I equipped myself with binoculars as I slyly turned away from my parents’ watchful gaze. I can even feel my mother pinch my right arm as it disappears from the dusty derby hill. Wow, he had a hint of obedience! I didn’t care.I endured all the pain. It was worth it.

But it was all worth it back then, because wherever I appeared I wore my old black baseball cap with the orange capital “T” representing the Tacoma Giants. I was simply a Giants fan and would rather hear the crack of a Louisville slugger than the thud of the planks at the starting line and the wave of the checkered flag at the derby finish line.

If people thought I was a Giants fan, then I should introduce them to my dad. It was almost “like father, like son” with us and the Giants. After all, Dad was the one who took us to the first game at Cheney Stadium forty-seven years ago. I remember the many nights my father worked in his garage. He’d be listening to his tube radio late at night, tuned to “Mr. Voice of the Giants,” Don Hill. “The Giants win, the Giants win! How about that, Giants fans?” Hill would acquit. Then Hill would close with “see you later and be a good sports fan.”

Another winning game was over. I couldn’t get enough. My brothers couldn’t get enough. And most of all, my father couldn’t get enough of it. However, my mom had enough. She was too busy putting old newspapers on the kitchen floor. Dad would run in from the garage and trace grease and dirt all over his clean floor, only to repeat the matching game countless times for us kids. I can still see him smiling, his lips serving him gallantly. It almost sounded like Don Hill.

My dad was one of us when it came to the Tacoma Giants. He would be very excited. I wonder if my mother was happy with the Giants. I don’t think any love was lost. From April to September, I always had the pile of old newspapers in the hallway near the kitchen. Specifically for the Tacoma Giants, Don Hill, and my dad. It took a lot of newspapers to unfold that unwanted rug. Newspapers would disappear after September, only to return the following spring.

Dad did his best to get Mom interested in the Giants, but it took us all to cheer her on. Especially when it came to the double headlines on Mother’s Day Sunday. That was a nine-inning game plus a seven-inning game after the game. He was in favor of the 16 delicious fun tickets. If I did it my way, there would always be extra tickets. I begged and begged for more baseball until there were holes in the knees of my jeans.

But now it’s been over 47 years and that April excitement keeps coming back every spring. Cheney Stadium has seen seven professional baseball teams hit its walls and sometimes break the hearts of its fans. And we must not forget the days when Cheney Stadium was home to the land of the Giants, Cubs, Twins, Yankees, Tugboats and Tigers. And now, for the past twelve years, they are proud to be the Tacoma Rainiers, the agricultural club of the Seattle Mariners.

I’m not looking over the broomstick at Tightwad Hill these days, and the Soap Box Derby is long gone. The Tacoma Giants are also gone. But the memories are still between Cheney Stadium and its Tacoma Rainiers today. Now I have discovered boxes and stands. As long as I and a few thousand others are fans, Tacoma baseball and Ben Cheney’s stadium will never die.

I sincerely hope that future generations will always catch this spirit of fun and hold on to these memories as I did and always will. I’ll see you all in the Cheney Stadium seats when I’m 77 because that 7-year-old will surely be there tomorrow.

For all you die-hard Tacoma Giant fans of yesteryear, a great book to read is titled, Six Seasons: A History of the Tacoma Giants 1960-1965, written by Jacob Jordan. This book covers it all. I highly recommend it. It is available on the Internet.

If Joe Jordan were alive today, he would have to review his song, “Go Giants Go.” His remake would have to be “Go, Rainiers Go – and win today. We are with you Rainiers all the time.”

Tours Travel

Carol Shelton, the Queen of Zin!

Tucked away in a modest warehouse outside of Santa Rosa, Carol Shelton Wines is known for her four gorgeous Zinfandels: Rocky reserve, Karma Zin, Wild Thing Y Monga zin – More Black magic, a late harvest Zin. Each wine has its own distinct personality from the rest, receiving whimsical names that echo Carol’s love of words and wine.

Before studying oenology at UC Davis, Carol majored in poetry. Needless to say, her favorite wine quote is “Wine is Poetry in Bottles” by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Carol fell in love with wine at the first smell, literally. After experiencing the aroma of wine aging in oak barrels while touring the Sebastiani winery with her parents, it was so tempting that it attracted Carol to her life’s work as a winemaker.

As a woman during the 1970s in a male-dominated industry, Carol’s path was not always easy.

“As a short, blonde, busty woman, I had to prove myself over and over again to make money-making decisions,” she says. “I am not a super aggressive or competitive person and a lot of CEOs want to push your buttons and see how far you go. I have managed to overcome that, with the help of my husband.”

Carol attributes much of her success to her mentors over the years. He had the pleasure of working with Lisa Van der Water in the first independent wine testing laboratory (of its kind in the country) called The Wine Lab, which inspired Carol to get into microbiology and work extensively with strains of yeast.

While working for the Robert Mondavi winery in 1978, she worked with Zelma Long in her last year there as Chief Winemaker. Carol was inspired by Zelma’s constant thirst for knowledge. “She inspired me to keep an open mind,” says Carol. “Unlike Zelma, many people have a formula that they follow and that they learned from their boss before them. You have to adapt, be flexible and try the newest technology that is emerging.”

Under the direction of one of California’s most influential winemakers, Andre Tchelistcheff, Carol learned to have great expectations for detail. “I was so obsessed with details,” says Carol. “And I was so nonchalant at the time, but I realized he was right. That’s what distinguishes a really good wine from a good thing. People just think that wine is made by itself. That’s silly! ! “

Over the years, Carol has developed her own style. “I strive for a delicious quality,” he says. “I love seeing people’s faces when they ‘get it’ and savor the difference between the quality of my wine compared to what they are used to.”

Carol Shelton Wines produces 5,000 cases a year, with distribution throughout the United States and internationally. Looking to the future, Carol has added a few other non-Zin varieties (a seductive white Rhone blend called Coquille Blanc, dry Rendezvous Rosé, a Pinot Noir, and some Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignons) and is slowly increasing. the production. to meet the demands of your wines.

However, Carol maintains her role as “Queen of Zin”. She says what she likes best about Zin is that he doesn’t have a modern European standard to meet. “California sets the standard,” he says. “It is direct and fruitful.”

Greetings for that!


Amazon web services allow lower startup costs

When starting a new online service, businesses can find many benefits from using some of Amazon’s AWS platforms. As an experienced developer, I have used several of these services and can recommend them to others starting online services or dynamic websites.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) began in 2002, leveraging the infrastructure already in place by one of the largest electronic retailers on the Internet. AWS provides a range of web services that can form what is now popularly known as the “cloud.”

AWS currently offers approximately 20 web services for use in the cloud. The most popular to date are Elastic Cloud Compute and Simple Storage Service, respectively known as EC2 and S3.


Perhaps the service that existing website owners can take advantage of the fastest is Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). S3 is an online file storage system with high built-in redundancy and infinite scalability. Amazon uses server pools around the world to guarantee up to 99.999999999% retention and 99.99% uptime for any data you upload to S3.

Any existing file (up to 5GB in size per file) on a website can be easily migrated to S3, allowing it to be used as a content delivery network (CDN). Amazon’s AWS infrastructure resides on super-fast internet backbones, which means that content will generally be served much faster than if it was delivered from cheap shared hosting accounts. For the relatively low price per GB of storage and data transfer, many website owners currently using web hosting with limited storage and bandwidth can see instant cost reductions when migrating to S3 for content delivery.

For large websites and online services that provide massive amounts of data, the cost performance of Amazon’s S3 can be very high and in some cases a necessary tool when other services cannot store such large amounts of data.

For a business considering starting a content-heavy or online file sharing service, such as a photo or video sharing site, Amazon S3 offers many benefits and performance that would otherwise require a large upfront cost outlay.


Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) is to server hosting what S3 is to file storage: infinitely scalable and cost-effective.

With EC2, you can configure your own cluster of virtual servers that run on Amazon’s cloud of servers. You can choose to run a single low-power virtual server or a group of thousands of high-performance virtual servers and anything in between. Each server you run is called an “instance” and you can choose to use one instance for as little as one billable hour.

Being able to choose how long to use an instance, along with its power, allows start-ups to test a powerful new web application without the need to provision expensive hardware up front. This alleviates much of the risk often encountered with web start-ups, who must calculate how much capacity they will need once the site becomes popular. Underestimating capacity can mean a service outage, overestimating will make the service less profitable.

The EC2 platform is also fully programmable, which means companies can build intelligent systems that will scale as capacity limits are encountered per instance. When the server load is high, for example, more instances can be turned on and share the system load. When the load decreases, unnecessary instances can be shut down, keeping costs and efficiency constant.

Currently, there are several Windows and Linux Amazon Machine Instances (AMIs) available for users to use as a starting point when customizing their virtual servers. User-contributed AMIs are also available, with specially designed server configurations available.

EC2 and S3 pairing

For startups and existing web services looking to migrate, a combination of EC2 and S3 server hosting as a content delivery network can be an ideal solution. For those who can use both services, there is an added benefit in the fact that inter-network traffic between your EC2 and S3 accounts will generally be free of bandwidth costs.

For detailed information on EC2, S3, and a variety of other Amazon web services, visit:

Amazon web services


Is Now The Right Time To Buy A Car Dealership?

There is never a bad hour buy a car dealership, just a mistake road buy one.

In 2009 there have been dealerships (both domestic and import) that have made more than half a million dollars in a month, however, most experts said that 2009 was not the time to buy a dealership.

Remember: “If you wait for the perfect conditions, you can never do anything.” Ecclesiastes 11: 4. It’s not the “conditions” that count; it is your “analysis”. The fact is, most of the car dealerships that closed in 2009 were bought or established during what experts now describe as “the good old days.” The times when homeowners and experts lamented were “the right times” to buy and build.

Case in point: In 2008, Automotive News ran a front page story about a colleague building a Toyota dealership on the freeway across from the Oakland Coliseum, a $ 35 million store with five floors and a glass showroom. four-story. Experts proclaimed about the dealership “… you have a broader view of the relationship between real estate and car dealers than you would normally find.”

On February 24, 2009, The Oakland Tribune reported: “New Oakland Toyota Dealer Closes.” In that article, the dealership’s customer relations manager lamented: “I’m a bit in shock because we thought we had such a bright and opportunistic future here, and with this, it just leaves an empty taste …”

When you look at that situation, the dealership was supposed to fail.

For a plethora of reasons, one of which was the store’s income factor, the dealership’s success would have been contrary to the laws of nature. However, the analysis of this situation remains for another article. For this article, the object lesson learned is: Although the factory approves a transaction, the lenders finance it, and the trade publications applaud it, those endorsements provide no guarantee that a dealership will be successful. Having said that, there are many buyers who will still believe that those endorsements mean success.

With today’s lawsuit epidemic, factories and lenders cannot give business advice because if the dealership is unsuccessful, factories and lenders will be sued. Consequently, one must trust oneself and the advisers who are not afraid to contradict the boss.

As an aside, be careful not to associate with the usual “deal breakers.” Some advisers are perpetual naysayers because advisers are not sued for telling a client not to make a deal. They are only sued when a customer reaches a deal that breaks down because it is never the customer’s fault. It is the bank, the factory, the accountant, the lawyer, the business advisor (anyone other than the client) that is at fault.

The bottom line is that there are two critical factors in buying from a car dealership that will help ensure long-term success: (1) How it is purchased; and (2) How it is managed.

Each factor has a story, but those are the two keys. How the dealership is purchased and how it is managed will determine its long-term success or failure. We say “long term” because auto dealers provide enough cash flow that some deals could take five years to close.

Buying a car dealership

What’s the right way to shop for a car dealership in tough economic times?

In the “good old days,” buyers paid premiums for dealerships, based on brands, nice buildings, nice locations, and so on. The fact is, in good times or bad, dealers should be valued the same way – by how much the buyer expects to earn after the purchase. In other words, based on expected ROI (return on investment), not brand, building, or location.

Determining what a store can earn after its purchase involves more than math. Regardless of how often the “profit multiple theory” has been proven wrong, members and associates of the trade still perpetuate the myth that buying from a car dealer can be that easy.

As a natural consequence of the ROI method, purchase prices will fluctuate because one would tend to expect to earn more during “good” times rather than “bad.” Therefore, when you claim that blue sky or goodwill values ​​are falling, your statement has nothing to do with the dealer’s “value.” Also, there is no information in the above statement to help one decide a reasonable value to pay for a dealer. The general rules are only guides. Guides are good servants, but bad masters.

If a merchant goes under and throws the keys to the building at a prospective buyer and says, “It’s yours. I just want to get out.” That act does not make the dealer worth more or less. The questions a buyer should ask are: (a) “How much will it cost to open the doors?” and (b) “what do I think I will earn after owning the store?” In other words: “What is my expected return on investment?”

At one point there was a group of distributors in Colorado who made an offer for the existing distributor to pay (the buyer) $ 2,000,000 to take over the stores. The offer was based on projections of what the stores would lose as the buyer tried to change them. The seller refused and ended up losing several million more before the stores closed. The dealers’ properties were eventually sold to a church.

A good checklist for valuing car dealers can be found in IRS Revenue Resolution 59-60, published by the Internal Revenue Service in 1959. While the resolution (59-60) was intended to outline and review in general the approach, methods and factors to be considered in valuing shares of the equity capital of closed corporations for inheritance and gift tax purposes, the methods discussed are applicable to valuing a car dealership and valuing the blue sky in an asset sale simply by restoring the amount of the stock valuation. attributable to goodwill / blue sky.

The Five Biggest Mistakes Car Dealership Buyers Make:

1. Thinking that when they verify their earnings they have completed an important task. The truth is, what the seller made or lost doesn’t matter. A great deal of detail and formulas need to be applied to determine what the new owner can get. What rental factor can PNUR pay for the store? Are those numbers correlated with the percentage of the gross requirements?

2. Overestimating vehicle sales projections. The first question is: “What can the new owner realistically sell?” We’ve seen too many dealerships go under because the buyer couldn’t accurately predict potential sales. On more than one occasion, we have seen factories and lenders approve dealerships where prospective buyers were projecting sales volumes that exceeded historical sales leaders in the area.

3. Famous buyers who only think of their names can switch to dealerships or sell cars. We can name more former unsuccessful car dealers who are famous than successful car dealers who are famous. We have a photo showing a famous athlete receiving a business award from the President of the United States. He went to the White House and received the award a year before the factory closed its stores. Either no one saw it coming, or no one cared.

4. Thinking that buying a store at a low or no profit multiple means they got a bargain. The biggest mistake of a bargain is when the factory awards a new point. Most people think they got something for nothing. They really didn’t. The ones that do succeed, however, tend to be successful because of the timing and location, not because of the dealer.

The fact is that it takes about a year to build the service department of a new point, but the dealer has to capitalize the store as if it were already operating with 8 cylinders. In many cases, a new point suffers months of losses until, if ever, it finally becomes a successful store. Those losses are “blue sky”. In other cases, it’s the second owner who tries, and in some cases, like the Englewood store mentioned above, the dot goes away.

The smart shopper understands that it is valuable to buy from a dealership who has their number in the phone book, a loyal service base, and repeat customers. The main value is that the day after the store is sold, there are people lining up for service, people buying parts, and customers returning to the store. That is worth a bonus (sky blue) to the owner, even if the store has been losing money.

5. Thinking that there is some “magic” formula that will make a store successful. The only formula that will work most of the time is a combination of hard work and knowledge of the automotive retail business. Each of those words is an operative word: “retail” and “automotive.” Knowledge of another business is not enough.

One last tip for newbies. When making changes to the automotive retail business, act fast. Drafts are made because people make mistakes. We have yet to meet the person who has never used one, although in today’s world the word “draft” could be substituted for “backspace” or “erase.” When you make a mistake, the trick is to analyze, decide, and act quickly. Don’t hesitate to correct mistakes and bad decisions.

That advice has been around for thousands of years, both in the proverbs one learns as a child (such as “A stitch in time saves nine” and “He who doubts is lost”, etc.), and in Ecclesiastes 12:12 ” But, my son, be careful: opinions are ready to be expressed endlessly. Studying them can go on forever and become very exhausting! “

In short, don’t hesitate to buy a car dealership in a bad economy, just buy it right. Read the articles mentioned above and act accordingly.

“A dealer should be bought for one reason and one reason only: to make money. It should not be bought because it is close to home, because the buyer likes the franchise, because a partner wants to provide a job for a relative, or because the building is attractive You buy a dealer to make money, and to make money, you have to “buy it right.” A practical guide to buying and selling car dealerships, National Legal Publishing Co. (1989), at page 2-4.

That was written twenty years ago. It was true then and it is true today.

Home Kitchen

Highland Park Ceramic to bring tiles to life

The Highland Park ceramic collection will create the quality of being an exciting design that everyone loves for decades. These collections feature neutral color characteristics, a glossy finish, admirable shapes, an attractive pattern, and a tremendous texture that will bring ceramic tiles back to modern trends.

Let’s take a look at some features of Highland Park pottery.

The Highland Park pottery varieties are:

Neutral tones:

• Antique white,
• Handmade taupe,
• Dove Gray,
• Morning fog,
• Whisper White and
• Porch pearl

Color family with 8 styles:

• 3 × 6 meter tile,
• 4 × 12 meter tile,
• Hexagonal or elongated hexagonal tile,
• Tile with arabesque motifs,
• Mini brick tile,
• Classic diamond pattern,
• Arched fish bone,

Highland Park Arabesque

Highland Park Arabesque ceramic tiles are available in gray which adds more appeal to contemporary style in home décor. Mesh sheets are used to organize ceramic tile in an arabesque pattern. It is very easy to install and also requires less process. It has a smooth gray polished finish with an arabesque pattern. These types of ceramic mosaic tile are suitable for black backsplashes in the kitchen, shower surrounds, accent walls and countertops, and much more. This tile is suitable for interior design.

Highland Park dove gray with 3×6 subway tile:

The dramatic look of a lighter color is attractive on the edges of the tile. It has a crisp finish that shows more elegance to this type of tile and creates a feeling of push at the first glance. This type of mosaic is seen in fewer homes and is the starting point of the conversation.
The availability of Dove Gray Highland tiles and their shapes:

These types of tiles are mainly available in three varieties, namely

• The diamond on the left,
• The Metro Mosaic Center, and
• The brick tile

In addition to the above variety, it is also available in a 4 × 12 meter tile with dove gray. Dove gray looks elegant and splendid with an arabesque pattern. These types of ceramic tiles are suitable for the style of the cabinets to compare to other places.

Crisp-finished mid-tone smoky gray palette gives off the classic look and clean lines and perfect scale add a contemporary edge. This combined style makes the Dove Gray Brick the best decoration. It gives an amazing effect to the wall tile.

Antique White Arabesque Pattern Tile:

Tiles with antique white arabesque motifs lend a fresh feeling to both the kitchen and the bathroom. These types of tiles are more cost effective and easy to install anywhere. The arabesque pattern gives it a stunning design.

Antique white elongated hexagon:

Antique white elongated hexagon is suitable for backsplash option. The intermediate look is combined with more colors and styles. Honeycomb is one of the most popular styles that gives it a cabin feel.

Handmade 4×12 taupe subway tile:

The handcrafted taupe is a rich brown color and widens the 4 x 12 tiles, blending with other tiles smoothly and continuously without cracking. These types of tiles are suitable for shower, tub, and backsplash surrounds. These tiles are used for both commercial and residential purposes.

The Artisan Taupe 4 in X 12 in is available in 5 square feet with 15 pieces per box. Artisan Taupe is a grade 1 ceramic tile that can be used for decorative wall purposes. These types of tiles can be avoided in entryways due to light-duty residential flooring.

Highland Park Whisper White:

The depth of design and pattern are enhanced by the three-dimensional application in the Whisper White High Park collection. Highly influenced textured pure white tiles of dramatic mood are admired by all. The vertical wall space is suitable for the graphic pattern of the Whisper White tiles. This tile has a body shape in both traditional and modern designs.

Are you ready to transform your space? Let’s get started and explore with the Highland Park ceramic tile collection that is versatile for home design.


How to choose the best mobile phone for you

If you have been looking for the best mobile phone on the market, one of the first criteria that you should consider is that the device supports 4G connectivity. There are dozens of other features and factors, but this unique feature can benefit you in many different ways. This guide addresses the top reasons for choosing a 4G device and the key features to check out when choosing the perfect device for yourself or to gift someone.

Why choose a 4G device

There are many benefits to using a device that supports the 4G network. This includes:

• Access high-speed data: Whether for official or personal purposes, you can access high-speed data on your smartphone. You can play games, stream videos, play music online, and do so much more in an instant. Office work and other professional tasks also become a piece of cake.

• Voice calls without noise: Another advantage of choosing a 4g mobile is that you can make calls without noise. Previous devices that supported 2G and 3G cannot match the voice quality offered by these new age devices.

• Send and receive emails and photos faster: Whether it’s about your work or personal emails or if you spend a lot of time sharing photos with your friends on social media, using a 4G smartphone can be way ahead of previous phones. Send emails with attachments or share large photos in an instant.

There are many more benefits of using the latest 4G devices. At the same time, you need to consider other features when choosing the right device for you.

Main features

Some of the main features to look for when choosing your mobile phone are as follows:

• Latest version of Android OS: Look for a phone that runs Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)

• Storage: choose a device that offers 32GB ROM with the option to expand storage

• RAM – A mobile device that has 3GB of RAM is perfect for multitasking and smooth operation without any lag.

• Large screen – A large FHD screen means not only high image quality, but also more space to view and work

• CPU: choose a phone with the latest Octa Core processor that ensures fast and smooth operation

• Battery backup: Look for a phone that has a strong battery. Some of the best options come with a 2500 to 2960 mAh battery that can last for hundreds of hours on standby and up to 18 hours of talk time.

Some of the best mobile phones available today are also compatible with virtual reality (VR). This technology can allow you to immerse yourself in games and have a completely new experience.

Fingerprint support

Fingerprint technology is another new feature that makes the latest mobile phones so unique. Look for a device that has accurate 360 ​​° identification so that whatever way you touch it, it recognizes your fingerprint. The best devices take just a fraction of a second to identify and unlock. A phone with multi-touch support can allow you to further increase multitasking capabilities.

So be sure to choose a 4G device that comes with all these unique features. A phone with more powerful processing, more memory and storage, and higher connectivity speeds can deliver a completely unique experience.

Digital Marketing

Building Your Network Marketing Business – Jim Rohn

In this article we extract some of the enduring wisdom and quotes from Jim Rohn’s classic book “How to Build Your Network Marketing Business.” In his book, he explains his own career challenges and eventual success, plus some of the magic behind the industry.

When he started in network marketing, Jim’s only skill was that he knew how to milk cows. He was lucky to find a good network marketing company and soon learned that “profits are better than wages.” There is nothing in schools that teaches this lesson in our educational system.

During the course of his career, he learned to sell, hire, communicate well, and train others in his business. How did he do that? Every step of the way to learn a new skill, he would try it, fail, and then do it again. Eventually, through hard work, perseverance, and 35-40 years of experience, he reached a position that many aspire to achieve.

Jim Rohn changed his life by learning some basic philosophies. A crucial expression: “If you do something often enough, a proportion will appear.” When you talk to 10 and get 1 to join your business, engaging 20 is likely to produce 2. With this mindset, you won’t care if a specific person joins you, but you still care if they hear your message. There is nothing worse after several years of career, that a friend or relative asks after understanding your success why you did not tell them about your opportunity before.

Another great philosophy he learned was the story of the sower from the Bible. Some seed falls on the side of the road where the birds get it. Some fall on stony ground where it sprouts, but then wither and die. Some fall on thorny ground and begin to grow but the thorns choke it and they die. Finally, some seeds hit fertile ground (and you’ve finally hired someone who is successful in your business). What is important is the underlying philosophy that you have absolutely no control in these situations. Don’t go hunting birds or try to remove all the rocks and thorns. He can’t do it and will get frustrated trying to take it on. Just keep sowing until something falls on fertile soil.

According to Jim, “Everything magical is a challenge.” What magic? According to the Bible: “If two or three agree on a common purpose, nothing is impossible.” How would that change your network marketing, affiliate, franchise business, or family life?

How challenging? According to Jim, getting people to work together is like “herding cats.” However, with a little ingenuity, anyone can do this “magic.” Just figure out a way to do it and your business will suddenly be worth a fortune.

He also learned the ability to teach … how life works. In the 21st century, what is needed most is not just business skills, but life skills. Life skills are leadership skills and learning to set goals. The greatest life skill is the talent to inspire, which is needed to help people believe in themselves enough to achieve their dreams.

Honesty is important. When mistakes are made, be honest with people, but help them correct or repair the mess they have created. Then help them believe in themselves to reach their potential. Although Jim didn’t believe it, his mentor told him that one day he would walk into a room and people would say “That’s him. That’s the famous man.”

Jim learned to work with people who “deserve it” vs. those who “need it”. Be like “life itself”, serving to deserve and not to need. Instead of “need and you will reap”, Scripture says “sow and you will reap.” He also learned a lesson from a sponsor and from working with groups. “You can help 1,000, but you can’t carry 3 on your back.”


Baby toys help babies have fun and learn

Baby toys are fun objects that are really important to a baby and give him a reason to cheer. As parents, you should give your baby toys that will also help him in his all-round development. When you have a newborn, make sure you know the right toys to give your child. Toys that are colorful, safe, and aid in the learning process are preferable.

Don’t get so carried away by the developmental factor that you don’t realize that toys are meant to be baby toys. The baby will only play with toys that give him pleasure. Toys should look bright and make sounds; remember that toys are the first objects to enhance your baby’s five senses.

According to studies, until a child is six months old, they will be responding well to bold, contrasting colors along with colorful graphics. There are toys that are sure to catch a baby’s attention and encourage physical activities like kicking and shaking. Toys that produce a soft and pleasant jingle are very fascinating to babies.

Types of toys your baby will love

Among the best baby toys that are available are building blocks, as well as sorting and stacking toys. These are probably the best toys that will help your baby to enjoy and develop baby’s motor skills at the same time. Building block sets would help babies distinguish between various shapes, sizes, and colors.

You can also give your baby soft chew toys, rattles, and tags that they will love to play with. These are beautiful objects through which you can teach your little one to notice the differences between materials and textures.

In the list of educational toys for your little one, you can include bath toys. The squeaky, brightly colored rubber duck and bath puppets make bathing a fun activity for babies. Make sure all baby toys are made of non-toxic materials and do not have sharp edges.

Buy baby toys online

You must be looking forward to going through a wide range of toys for your baby and getting the best for your little one. Well, you can do it from the comfort of your home. Just surf the internet and get an online store where you can buy fun and educational baby toys. You can choose from the many toys shown and you can also check the prices to find out if it fits your budget.

Health Fitness

The rule book for increasing volume

Getting fat can be a slow and challenging process, and in my opinion, it is even more difficult than losing weight. Getting a cat (aka weight gain) through a bulking phase means eating a LOT of food, all the time. I’ve compiled a list of tips to help you bulk up effectively and gain as much muscle as possible without gaining too much fat. Gaining fat is inevitable every time you gain weight, but if you follow these tips, you can still maintain a lean physique during your bulking phase.

Keep clean!

Now, depending on their metabolism, some people can eat whatever they want and still gain weight without turning into pigs (gaining weight). Let me tell you, those people are rare for one and two, which is extremely unhealthy, even if you don’t gain fat. Third, getting your calories and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fat) from unhealthy sources is not as effective for gaining muscle. 20 grams of protein from a big mac is not as high a quality protein as 20 grams of protein from grilled chicken. Consuming 2000-5000+ calories of clean food is what makes the bulking phase so challenging, it’s a lot of food. You have to eat all day and you won’t feel like eating part of the time. But I can promise you it will be worth it. You will stay relatively slim and feel much better throughout the entire process.

Gain weight slowly!

Aim to gain between half a pound a week and a maximum of 1 pound a week. Gaining muscle is a slow and complicated process. If you are trying to gain more than a pound per week, you will most likely gain more fat than muscle. You can only gain muscle so fast, so don’t try to go any further as you will only gain too much fat. Now, there are exceptions. If you are gaining a pound a week and notice that you are not gaining any more, then I would say increase it. If you can gain 2 pounds a week and experience minimal fat gain, then great, keep going. But I would say that most people just can’t do this. To avoid getting too fat, do yourself a favor and take it easy.

Increase your calories slowly!

This advice goes hand in hand with gradually gaining weight. DO NOT go from eating 1400-2500 calories a day to more than 3000-5000 calories a day at night. This will only scare your metabolism and cause you to gain more fat than you want. My recommendation would be to take it easy and increase your calories by 500 each week until you reach your calorie goal. Slow and steady wins the race.

I still do cardio!

A common mistake I see every time someone bulks up is that they stop cardio altogether. While doing high intensity cardio every day is not a good idea, you should still do low intensity cardio at least a couple of times a week for a few reasons. Doing cardio every day at high intensity is a bad idea because you’re trying to gain weight and burning more calories just means you have to eat more. Doing low intensity cardio at least twice a week is a good idea because cardio increases your metabolism (which means you’ll be hungrier and able to eat more) and is great for maintaining cardiovascular health. Low intensity cardio will also help you burn the fat that you have accumulated during your bulking phase.

Keep your macro nutrients in check!

When you are trying to gain muscle mass, it is CRUCIAL that you maintain your macronutrients in the proper way. The macronutrients are proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Each of these macronutrients plays a crucial role in building muscle and none of them should be neglected. 8-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight is recommended while bulking up. So if you weigh 200 pounds, you should eat between 160-200 grams of protein a day and no more. Don’t get the misconception that you need more than 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, it is complete BS Your body can only use so much protein and too much (more than 1 gram per pound) is bad for your kidneys and can be stored as fat. In the case of fat, 30-35% of calories should come from fat. Each gram of fat has 9 calories. So if you eat 3000 calories a day, you would do (3000 X.30) / 9 = 100 grams of fat. That would mean that 900 calories (100 grams of fat x 9 calories per gram) come from fat, which would be 30 percent of the 3,000 calories. The rest of your calories should come from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates and protein have 4 calories per gram, so divide your remaining calories by 4 (since carbohydrates are 4 calories per gram) and eat that many grams. So if you are eating 200 grams of protein a day (200 X 4 = 800 calories) and 100 grams of fat a day (100 x 9 = 900 calories) and you are eating 3000 calories a day, you would do the equation (3000-1700 ( combined calories from fat and protein) = 1,300 calories / 4 = 325 grams of carbohydrates per day.

In conclusion

I know all of this information may seem overwhelming and difficult to accept, but I can promise you that once you get the hang of it, you won’t want to stop. Gaining muscle mass can be tricky, but it is essential to creating the physique of your dreams. Not to mention, the more muscle mass you have, the easier it will be for you to lose fat and maintain a healthy weight. Follow these steps and I can guarantee that you will gain muscle while maintaining your relatively lean physique.

Legal Law

What about those lousy “pregnancies over 40” statistics? I was 44 when I had my beautiful daughter

Well I know you’ve heard it all before, pregnancy statistics over 40 are lousy. As far as I’m concerned, statistics are for statisticians. What about the fact that the number of unwanted pregnancies in women between 40 and 44 is second only to teenagers? Many women in their 40s think they are too old to get pregnant, they relax a bit on their birth control and bingo!

I would venture to assume that most women over 40 are not trying to get pregnant (and many have undergone sterilization procedures). I wonder what would happen to those statistics if all women over 40 try Get pregnant. I think we would all be surprised. Our society and the media are so “age obsessed” that women begin to believe their life is over at the age of 40 (heck, it’s more like 35 now). The message is that you will need plastic surgery, you will be replaced by a trophy wife, you will have a hard time getting a job and your chances of having a baby are less than your chances of winning the lottery.

As for me, I won the lottery, but it was not by luck. I was 44 when I had my daughter who, in my totally unbiased opinion, is perfect. I had a normal pregnancy and normal delivery and conceived without fertility treatments. Yes, I am the oldest mother on the playground, but so far no one has asked me if I am their grandmother. In fact, I’ve been asked more than once: “Are you going to have another one?” I’m in the best shape of my life, and although my very active daughter wears me down from time to time, I’m fine. In fact, I remember babysitting my niece and nephew when I was 20 years old; then it was not easier.

Being an “older” mother is a great blessing. I am wiser, more patient, and fully adept at dealing with the trials and tribulations of a two-year-old. I have no hidden agendas for my daughter. Since I have already accomplished everything I wanted to do in my life, I am not trying to live my dreams through it. It is her life and I am behind her no matter which path she takes. The comment I hear most often is, “She’s such a happy girl.”

I must admit that I had an interesting journey towards parenthood. My own childhood was not perfect. I grew up with parents who did not fully agree, leaving me with a negative impression of marriage and family. As a result, I waited until almost 37 to get married and didn’t even start trying to get pregnant until almost 38. After a year of trying on our own, we decided to undergo fertility treatments. I spent over two years testing drugs, inseminations, and IVF twice. Medications and inseminations didn’t work at all, and IVF ended in a miscarriage and removal of my left fallopian tube. I was disillusioned with my fertility clinic assembly line practice and the amount of drugs and hormones I was injecting into my system was totally inconsistent with my way of life and my personal ‘all natural’ philosophy. I notified my doctor that I was transitioning to “childless.”

I was in my 40s at the time and, as if to cheer me up, it didn’t matter where I went or who I spoke to, I was hearing another story of a woman who gave birth at 40. I met a woman at my niece’s prom Having given birth to triplets at the age of 45 (without fertility treatments), a tenant of our rental property suddenly tells me that she gave birth to her son at the age of 45. Local radio host said his mother had him at the age of 48 (before the days of fertility treatments). I was standing on the lift line and some teenagers behind us were laughing that their mom was going to have another baby at the age of 43. I started researching my own family history, and both of my grandmothers were 40 when they had their children. last child. I couldn’t get away from it!

I realized that I wasn’t ready to give up on getting pregnant, but I didn’t want to go through any more fertility treatments. I started researching natural methods to improve fertility. I quit a very stressful job, started a whole new way of eating, and came back and faced all the unsolved issues I had with my parents and my less than perfect upbringing. I also researched natural methods to balance hormones, increase pelvic circulation, and changed my ‘pregnancy mindset’ through visualization and meditation.

I was surprised when I got naturally pregnant just a few months after completing fertility treatments. Unfortunately, I was miscarrying when I realized I was pregnant. Even though my miscarriage was heartbreaking, I was ecstatic to finally learn that I could get pregnant on my own. Now, more motivated than ever, I kept researching natural methods to improve my fertility and kept adding things to my “get pregnant” protocol.

To make a long story short, I got pregnant two more times, but miscarried both times. Why was this happening? I had my fetal tissue examined after a D&C, and they don’t know? My baby was chromosomally normal. So far the well-meaning condolences, “Something was probably wrong, it was a blessing.” I kept trying to get pregnant, even though I was now 43 years old. I could feel my baby floating above me. I needed to give him life. But, when I was 43 and 11 months old, I almost gave up. I thought maybe my ‘internal barometer’ was broken. I was so sure I was going to have a baby, but here I was, almost 44, and still childless. My baby was out there, but I couldn’t get to her. I reluctantly decided that it was Really Time to move on to Childfree and get on with my life.

Two weeks later I found out that I was pregnant. I was a little pissed off that I finally made a firm decision to move on to Childfree, and here I was, pregnant again! I guess the preparation finally met the opportunity (I think by then I was the healthiest human being on the planet). I was cautious but excited anyway. We decided not to tell anyone or see a doctor until any “normal” person did. I didn’t want a ‘blow-by-blow’ tally of my hCG numbers or a depressing speech about the risks of pregnancy at my age. When I finally saw my doctor (one who was pretty negative about 40 year old women getting pregnant), I was bouncing off the walls with excitement! My ultrasound looked great! This one was going to make it.

The moral of my story is “trust your instincts”. If you know in your heart that you can do something, you probably can. I’m sure many doctors would use my story as an example of how difficult it is to have a child over 40. But the fertility treatments were probably the most damaging factor that hurt me. There is a higher incidence of tubal pregnancies with IVF and I am sure that all those injections of drugs and hormones further upset the delicate balance of my reproductive system. If I had started my ‘all natural’ pregnancy protocol earlier, it would have saved me years of frustration, $ 25,000 in fertility treatments, and my two fallopian tubes would have essentially doubled my chances of getting pregnant naturally. I partly blame those over-quoted statistics. I can’t tell you how many times I read that if you are between 30 and 40 you should “run, not walk” to the nearest fertility clinic, because time is running out fast!

The bottom line is that I overcame all my challenges and made it through naturally at the age of 44. So for all of you statisticians, I’d like to ask, “What are the odds of that?”