BLAINESWORLD #859

Section 2, part 2

(1) Bob P. in NC: Have you ever seen “Pirate Radio?”  It’s about a ship that anchored just outside British territorial waters and broadcast non-stop rock and roll during a time, when the BBC would only air rock & roll for one hour daily.  Terrific movie.

My two cents: I agree!

(2) Barbara H. in PA: [commenting on Patti’s post last week about banks] is one of the reasons why I no longer use banks…I’m almost all Credit Union (my 2 credit unions don’t have Safe Deposit Boxes…so I’m sort of stuck with a bank, for the important papers, etc. I keep off-site, rather than in my locked security box at home). Check out your local Credit Union, where you’re an owner and not a customer–big difference!

(3) Bruce H. in NJ:  In regards to Patti from NJ. I live in the Barnegat  and though the offices are sparse i do feel that  PNC BANK is very cost effective and friendly. TD bank is okay but if she is like me where every so often my balance fell below $100. Then they would  “fine” me $15. So I let them.

Tell her do her homework and she should have no problem finding a reasonable bank.

(4) Barbara F. in PA: I forgot about “springing” forward tonight!!!  Thanks for the reminder!!

(5) Pat A. in PA: I wrote about the wonderful presentation by Charles Santore at the Philadelphia Sketch Club on my website:

http://achillesportfolio.wordpress.com/pencilled-in/

(6) Jeff Schumacher (with a REQUEST FOR HELP): The Biltmore Beacon is looking for sponsors to help host the annual 40 under 40 celebration. This celebration showcases 40 of the brightest and best young professionals in the Asheville area. It is a great way for your business to get noticed and also salute the next generation of leaders.

For more information contact Jeff Schumacher at jeff@themountaineer.com or 828-246-8989.

(7) Ruth W. in PA: We’ll it was an adventure. Jason and I woke bright and early and drove to the Painted Bride on Vine Street Philadelphia. We did our 10 minute skit. Due to Jason’s work schedule we pre recorded the conversation as a candle light dinner radio show while acting as if we were already living off the grid setting up our camping gear. Here’s the audio. It’s kind of silly and we let the judges know we were writers not actors. LOL!

http://inyah11.audioacrobat.com/download/Living_With_An_Urban_Survivalist.mp3

(8) Andy C. in NC: Saw the documentary Chasing Ice tonight, and this is a must see film. In Asheville it plays until the 18th at the Fine Arts Theater. The movie is superbly done on so many levels from the story, cinematography, editing, and most importantly telling what is happening to our earth. Take someone with you to see this. Tonight everyone left in silence after what we watched. Powerful, and a much needed wake up call about OUR planet.

(9) John W. in NJ: Facebook ‘likes’ can reveal your secrets, study finds

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/11/tech/social-media/facebook-likes-study/

(10) Joe H. in NC: How to Give a Meaningful Apology (from the Harvard Business Review)

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/03/how_to_give_a_meaningful_apolo.html

(11) Invite from the Zig Ziglar organization:

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!


We have invited Bryan Dodge to show you the 3 key areas you can utilize to help you build a better life.  Bryan is a funny and thought-provoking presenter that we are sure you will enjoy.

What:
Building Better Chemistry Through Personal Development
Who: Bryan Dodge
When: March 20, 2013
2:00-3:00 pm Central Time Zone
Time Zone Converter

How: Register for FREE by clicking on this link:

http://www.ziglar.com/webcast/webcast_register2.html
In this webcast Bryan will focus on three key areas:
* First, he will show you how to have your best year ever with his EAT Philosophy.* Second, he will help you understand that people do not want to be managed; they want to be coached and mentored in these ever-changing times.* Third, he will energize you with life-changing humorous stories that will move you to take charge of your own personal growth.Professional speaker, author, and radio show personality Bryan Dodge will open your mind and heart to help you focus on the most essential aspects of life. Most important, he will inspire you to reach your full potential with your family and career. To accomplish this goal, Bryan teaches a stair-step method on how top producers and effective leaders keep on the cutting edge and achieve excellence.The goal of this webcast is to give you the tools to create a culture that stands strong during tough times. The end result is creating the chemistry that drives the momentum needed to succeed in the marketplace today.Bryan touches his audiences through his own gift of inspiration and encouragement that helps give a clearer vision to make right choices.Join us for a powerful hour that is sure to change your life!

(12) Kay C. in NJ: Music: Just for Rich Kids?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-niles/music-just-for-rich-kids_b_2820066.html

(13) Anita M. in PA: I trust you are very well – I just came across this ad in the CARETAKER Gazette – wonder if you know anyone who may be interested . 

LIVE IN THE BEAUTIFUL SMOKY MOUNTAINS of North Carolina! A beautiful, new one-bedroom apartment (including utilities) available as trade for the following responsibilities: daily feeding of dogs (three), weekly housekeeping, and basic home maintenance. Employment off-property acceptable, but must stay overnight with some exceptions for vacation. This would be best for a retired couple seeking housing in a beautiful location. Needed immediately.  Short term (three month) trial period with possible year round opportunity. Please email mountaincaretaker@gmail.com with information about yourself including any skills beneficial to this position.

(14) BJ Leiderman in NC: The next time you’re at a live performance, any live performance, and you can’t hear the singer or a certain instrument, please immediately go back to the soundman and tell him.

We performers are listening to a different mix on stage, and so it might sound fine to us up there.

It is very frustrating to go through an entire evening only to be told at the end of it that I could not be heard.

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Section 4C
If you’ve ever wondered about hypnosis, you can now find out all you need to know abut it–thanks to an excellent new book by Scott D. Lewis called THE HYPNOSIS TREATMENT OPTION (Copper Ridge Press).Lewis, a licensed chiropractic physician, clinical hypnotherapist and author, has helped thousands of people quit smoking, lose weight and treat common problems through the use of hypnosis.Here, he define hypnosis and then proceeds to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions it. He also presents an informative history of hypnosis and tells you how to find a good hypnotist.I especially liked the material on guided self-hypnosis, as well as the individual chapter son how hypnosis can improve your health.For example, with respect to migraines:* Many hypnosis practitioners will use some form of cold imagery for the head. One theory is that migraines result from dilation of blood vessels in the scalp. Hypnosis experts believe that if patients can visualize these swollen vessels constricting and reducing in size (the way a swollen ankle responds to an ice pack), they may feel a benefit and may even affect the blood vessels in the head.In one well-known clinical study, patients who had suffered from migraines for at least one year learned to use this type of imagery to visualize a reduction in the swelling of the blood vessels in their heads. After practicing hypnosis daily for one year, these patients were more than three times as successful as the control group in banishing their migraines completely. The control group used standard migraine medication. At a one-year follow up, 43.5% percent of the patients who used hypnosis had experienced a complete remission of migraine symptoms during the previous three months. In contrast, the patients who had used standard medication instead of hypnosis had a remission rate of 12.5 percent. In addition, the over-all number of migraine attacks and the number of “blinding attacks” were significantly lower for the group that used hypnosis compared to the group using the medication prochlorperazine.In addition, back pain sufferers can benefit as well form hypnosis:* One of the surprising benefits of using hypnosis for lower back pain is that patients who “fall off the wagon” and forget to practice can be prompted to return to their self-hypnosis techniques with a phone call, a brief in-person follow up, or even an e-mail. Imagine feeling something heavy, feeling that familiar twinge in your back, and receiving a text message later that night, reminding you that you have a free and easy tool at your disposal to help make the pain go away—a tool that can be used as often as you need it, without side effect and without waiting. Now, with today’s technology, this is entirely possible.

Lastly, if you’re a smoker, consider the following:

* I believe that how long you smoke and how much you smoke do not matter as much as how sincerely you want to quit. Studies indicate that with hypnosis, as with any other smoking cessation program, your sincere desire to change can make all the difference in getting the results in people who are truly motivated to change their lives. A study published in Addictive Behaviors found that even just a single session of hypnosis could convert nearly half the study participants into nonsmokers, with 45 percent remaining nonsmokers at the eleven-month follow up. I’ve seen similar results in my own practice (and in the work I do with employees for corporations): a large percentage of my patients have been able to quit smoking after just one session and remain nonsmokers by using self-hypnosis audio program for reinforcement.

One other thing I liked abut the book was the author’s through job of research as evidenced by the 36 pages of footnotes that he cites.

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Section 4D

Heard SALESDOGS (Hachette Audio), written and read by Blair Singer.

The author has written three bestselling books and is a Rich Dad advisor to Robert Kiyosaki. In this book, he helps you identify your personal “breed” and then shows you how to use it to play to your strengths.

Singer provides many useful tidbits, including the following:

[* [When your sales force begins] Give each new hire a small, easy tasks, so wins can be achieved. For example, have them learn about your customers before they begin selling by working for your best customers at no charge.

* Project your intentions when you go up to a customer, much life the customer does when coming up to you. Don’t project that you’re a rookie or a pest

* The best referral is a friend who gets prospects to call you.

* Here’s a big bone right here. I have learned in corporate sales to honor thy client’s secretary. Remember their names and their needs and remember to thank them whenever you can.

And perhaps my favorite:

* Ask this question, “If I could wave a magic wand, what is your overriding want?” (Then do the best you can to get it for your customer.)

SALESDOGS is a particularly good book for novices in the selling profession, but methinks that even those with many years in the field will pick up some useful techniques.

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Section 12A. NC events

(1) For those of you who were unable to attend our Hypnosis Training Certification Program this past fall,we are pleased to announce our upcoming dates.

This April 4-7 2013 is the first part of  training sessions.May 10-12 will be the second part of the sessions.
If you register in the next 2 weeks we are offering a 10% discount.
Please contact us by email or phone so we can set up a payment plan that will best suit you.
We hope to see you soon.
Kristin Shelly, CH
Outreach Coordinator
The Counseling Center
690 Boyd Road, Leicester, NC 28748
828-683-6900
(2) A very family-frendly event – ice cream and The Zoodles. Bring your kids out for some ice cream – they even have sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free options. It is delicious. The music will be fun as can be. 6:30-7:30, on Merrimon across from the bread company, right next to Pizza on the Square, costs you nothing to get in, just the cost of delicious ice cream. 

Zoodles and Ice Cream

March 19 at 6:30pm
(3) Jeff Thompson at Rootbar #1
(4)

Chris Simmons, The Chuck Beattie Band, Big Gene & Danny Lee’s Loud Pack
Emerald Lounge
Asheville, NC
April 13, 2013 at 9 p.m. For tickets, please click:
(5) Charley [Castex] is returning to Asheville in late April to host an Intuitive Awakening Seminar at Unity of Mills River and for several days of private readings.         If you didn’t receive our first “cyber-letter”  back in February, please let me know and I will add you to the Psychic Charley Castex Newsletter.  Every six weeks or so we will let you know what “happenings” are scheduled and where Charley will be.Any questions or to schedule an appointment can start right here… just give me a shout!                                                                                 info@charleycastex.comHappy Spring,KathrynCastex Consultationswww.charleycastex.com828-251-5043Unity of Mills Riverhttp://www.unitync.net/About.htmlIntuitive AwakeningSaturday April 20th beginning at 3:00 PM till 5:00.Registration at the door beginning at 2:30Private ReadingsApril 19th thru 21st

Asheville NC

(6) Saute’ nonprofit Restaurant Organizational Meeting   

Saturday, March 16

2:00pm until 4:00pm

  • West Asheville Public Library
  • DO YOU SHARE OUR VISION?
    To Build Community Create Food Security Provide Skills TrainingYou are invited to attend an organizational meeting for:
    Sauté – A Place to Learn, Dine and Build Community – an initiative planned for Asheville.
    The purpose of this initiative is to create a Community Café:
    modeled on that created by One World Everybody Eats (OWEE) Foundation.
    a place where everybody has an opportunity to eat a fresh, healthy meal regardless of their ability to pay
    a place where individuals needing a fresh start can learn/refine skills to help them obtain viable employment
    joining a growing community of eateries throughout the country, including F.A.R.M. Café, located in Boone, NC.
    We hope you will be able to attend one of the organizational meetings:
    Saturday, March 16th, 2 PM – West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2 PM – North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Avenue
    For additional information, email:
    Steven Liebenhaut – SteveNyou Presents
    liebsteven@yahoo.comRosetta Buan – Rosetta’s Kitchen
    Rosettastarshine@gmail.comStefanie Wilkins
    stefanie.e.wilkins@gmail.com
    Please learn more about the Community Cafe concept @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbEzT-g2aio

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Section 12B. PA/NJ events

(1) LAUGH FOR A CAUSE!

This Friday Night Dog Rescue in South Jersey http://www.comedycabaret.com/newjersey.html

Friday Veterans benifit & Saturday Cancer Fundraiser Bucks County http://www.comedycabaret.com/doylestown.html

FOX-CHASE CANCER in Northeast
http://www.comedycabaret.com/northeast.html

(2) ActorsNET, AKA Actors’ NET of Bucks County

Spend St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Heritage Center with movie mogul David O’Selznick, director Victor McFleming and Jewish leprechaun-screenwriter Ben Hecht as they rewrite GONE WITH THE WIND over five madcap days, locked inside an office with only bananas and peanuts to eat. Can they survive green bananas and their own egos? Don’t miss this slap-happy comedy. Even the show times are Irish.Performs Friday and Saturday at 8 O’clock and Sunday at 2 O’clock. Tickets for this Actors’ NET of Bucks County production are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), $15 for WHYY card holders and $10 for children age 12 and younger. See Friday’s Courier Times/Intelligencer for special coupon offer. To reserve call Irish-American Joe Doyle at 215-295-3694, or email actorsnet@aol.com or book on-line via Brown Paper Tickets.at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/340290

… And remember, even the heroine of Gone With the Wind is Irish! Scarlett O’Hara!

(3) BuxMont Coalition For Peace Action
Anti-Gun Violence Program
Thursday, March 21, 2013
6.30 pm until 8.30 pm 

Congregation Beth El
375 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA

Rep. Steve Santasiero, 31st Legislative District
Shira Goodman of Cease-Fire, PA

Join us to hear about PA gun laws and the latest legislation updates and changes.
Contact: Bill Deckhart 215-380-6804
Cathy Leary 215-917-2891

(4) Dr. Helen Caldicott to Speak on Gun Violence

in  Princeton on Thursday, March 14
Dr. Helen Caldicott, former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility which shared the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, will be the featured speaker at the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Annual Membership Renewal Gathering from 6:00-8:30 PM on Thursday, March 14 at Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vendeventer Street (just off the intersection with Nassau Street) in Princeton. The event will take place in the parish hall, which can be entered through the door off the parking lot through the alley at the rear of the church.  
The event begins with a light supper from 6:00-7:00 PM, which is free to CFPA members who have renewed for 2013, or to new or renewing members who bring their membership contribution to the door. To attend the light supper click here to contribute your 2013 membership here and then RSVP by emailing cfpa@peacecoalition.org or calling (609) 924-5022.  
The Program from 7:00-8:30 PM will feature a presentation by Dr. Caldicott, followed by question and answer.  Dr. Caldicott’s presentation will include how Australia changed its gun laws after a 1996 mass shooting, resulting in no further mass shootings since and a 60% reduction in gun deaths.
Autographed copies of Dr. Caldicott’s recently published book Loving This Planet, will also be available for purchase. It is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required, and will include an opportunity to renew membership or join CFPA.  
CFPA asks all its members to renew, and supporters to join, early each year. Renewing or joining early in the year greatly helps cash flow and budgeting. The suggested membership fee is $40 for an individual and $70 for a household. There is a sliding scale if supporters can’t afford that, in which they can fill in whatever amount they can afford for their annual membership. 
Dr. Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician who left her medical career in order to call attention to what she refers to as the “insanity” of the nuclear arms race and growing reliance on nuclear power. She has electrified audiences worldwide with her call to globally abolish nuclear weapons, including when she spoke at the CFPA’s founding Conference in 1980.
Dr. Caldicott has been awarded 21 honorary doctoral degrees and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. She has received numerous awards, including the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association in 1982 and Women’s History Month Honoree by the National Women’s History Project in 2009 . The Smithsonian Institution named Caldicott one of the most influential women of the 20th century.
The Membership Renewal Gathering is sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA). For further information, visit the CFPA web site at www.peacecoalition.org or call their office at (609) 924-5022.
(5) Betsy S. in PA: ‎”Overture, curtain lights, this is it, the night of nights!” Yep, opening night tonight [for GYPSY]! There’s still time to get tickets (follow the link below to order online)! If you go, I’ll be up in the nosebleed section playing “Let me Entertain You” and shades of “Stars and Stripes…
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