Written by Gary Shawkey

We are all members of communities. We all naturally associate with LIKE MINDED individuals. We know people near our homes and many people online as well. For now, let's focus on your PERSONAL community,repparttar people you know and who know you.

What we need is to LEVERAGErepparttar 132686 POWER of our community. The three steps outlined below will help you to begin. If you REALLY do it, you will begin to benefit fromrepparttar 132687 tremendous power that is already in your hands. This is not a quick fix program but you will benefit from it for a lifetime.

First, get a pad and pen or an open word processing page. Think for a moment aboutrepparttar 132688 people in your world, both online and offline. Who do you speak with, meet with, exchange email with? What do you get from them? What do you give to them? How did you come together? Write down EVERY NAME and leave space to make notes next to their name. Oncerepparttar 132689 list is made, get ready to takerepparttar 132690 POWER STEP.

Mark outrepparttar 132691 people you do business with now and next to every name remaining note down four things. First, what do they do for a living? Second, are you like minded with them? Third, how can they use what you do? Fourth, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being lowest and 5 being highest, how close are you to them? Next, look at each name onrepparttar 132692 list and think through how you can expand your relationship with them to include doing business with them. TIP: Thinking about what THEY do helps you see them as a complete person, not just a prospect. This will actually help you BETTER UNDERSTAND exactly how to approach them.

Can We Make Sense Of The Senseless?

Written by John Colanzi

I've been trying to make sense of what would appear to be a senseless attack on America by crazed, religious zealots.

Afterrepparttar initial numbness wore off and after spending many sleepless nights trying to find a rhyme or reason for what happened, I've come to some disturbing conclusions.

They are not crazy.

It's far too easy to dismiss these terrorists as crazy. They aren't crazy. They are cold, calculating and they know what they are doing and why.

Their goal is not just to eliminate and desimate America, they are sending a message torepparttar 132684 world of their hate for:

<> Democracy

<> Individualism

<> Freedom Of Religion

<> Freedom Of Speech and Thought

<> Capitalism

We wererepparttar 132685 "Great Experiment" that started as nothing more than thoughts inrepparttar 132686 minds of a handful of rugged individualists.

We removedrepparttar 132687 barriers ofrepparttar 132688 class system. We eliminatedrepparttar 132689 concept ofrepparttar 132690 individual as a servant torepparttar 132691 state.

I can sit and write this without fear of having my door kicked in. I don't worry that troops will drag me out of my. house for exercising free speech.

I haverepparttar 132692 freedom to practice any religion or no religion. The choice is mine, notrepparttar 132693 states.

My grandfather ran away from home at 16 years old and was able to come to this country alone and without evenrepparttar 132694 ability to speak our language.

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