Creating Balance In and Unbalanced WorldWritten by Lynne Kaska
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Then on 3 X 5 index cards, I want you to write each of your intention statements. You can tape them on your mirror, your computer screen, you can laminate one of them and carry it in your wallet. The point is to see your intentions everywhere you look. Not only will this be a constant reminder of things you are working on, it will create a sense of balance. If your intention where fun is concerned is to watch one sitcom and you are sitting at your computer working, and index card is on your computer screen, it will remind you to watch a sitcom.
By doing this exercise, you have come up with an action plan to create a balanced wheel. When your wheel is balanced, it is much easier for you to feel like you can do things. You have time for yourself, your family, your friends, and you even have time to do laundry. Taking action is they key. You’ve made first step by looking at what is lacking in your wheel to balance it out, but it’s what you do with it that is important.
My name is Lynne Kaska. I am currently building a coaching practice. My purpose in writing this article is to help you identify an action plan to help you achieve the things you want to achieve. If you feel that your life is out of balance and you need help in finding a sense of balance, then I encourage you to visit my website at http://sites.securemgr.com/folder10594/ or you can email me at Coach_Lynne@hotmail.com
Protect Yourself from Identity TheftWritten by Scott Hawksworth
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How To Protect Yourself
Now, all this identity theft seems mighty scary, but there are many ways to protect yourself. It is very important to get rid of all unnecessary documents. When throwing out bank statements, or anything with personal information on it, many people make use of paper shredders. This is a very good idea. Rarely give your credit card number out over phone unless you are positive that it is a trustworthy business, and even in that case, exercise caution. Finally, keeping track of wallets, purses, and any important documents is key to successfully defending yourself from identity theft.
If identity theft does occur, there are many steps you can take to make sure you are not harmed financially. Canceling a credit card is obvious choice. However, you can also put out a “Fraud Alert” on your credit card. This will allow you to review your credit card statements as much as you like. You can look for any strange purchases, or account openings, or anything out of ordinary. The two types of alert are “initial alert” (90 days) and “extended alert” (seven years). Other steps you can take are closing accounts that you believe have been tampered with. You can also notify police.
Identity Theft is a serious crime, with serious consequences. However, if you take precautions, and know what to do in event of identity theft, you will be safer. The key to protecting yourself is knowing what you’re up against.
Scott Hawksworth writes for Identity Theft Blog, a weblog reporting on identity theft prevention.