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Healthful Monday~ 10/28/19

Here is today's Healthful-Amusement to improve your healthier choices and lifestyle for improved well-being, as your great life continues~

Invest in your education and learn more about what energizes you and keeps you going! Here is just some info to better care for yourself to continue your awesomeness. Continue better caring for your health and well-being for better moments of today, an appreciative yesterday, and ideal tomorrow, because you deserve to be that much better, as the world needs you~

CHEERS~ to good health...


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Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement- 03/12/19~

Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

"I am not allowing myself to be cheated out of living an awesome life filled with so much good worth sharing and joy worth remembering! I am not allowing myself to negatively live down for the worse and unhappy, but to live up for the better and blissful! I am better off with love..."

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: https://repeat-with-me-i-am-success.mn.co/posts/2795512

Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/27/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
"I am loving this life seriously by making the best of it, enjoying it adventurous, and celebrating it greatly! I am blessed with this life for great purpose, value, and worth! I am grateful I can love for the better, share for the bliss, and live for the blessings..."
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Source: http://www.lifeguidance.support/blog/post/selfempowerment-todays-selfcommunicate--042718
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/27/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
"I am loving this life seriously by making the best of it, enjoying it adventurous, and celebrating it greatly! I am blessed with this life for great purpose, value, and worth! I am grateful I can love for the better, share for the bliss, and live for the blessings..."
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Source: http://www.lifeguidance.support/blog/post/selfempowerment-todays-selfcommunicate--042718
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/26/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am vowing to associate with those desiring positive change for the better, and willing to share the fun-loving versions of themselves! I am promising myself to be the good, the great, and better I desire to see in the world! I am determined to think better, talk better, behave better, and feel better…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Source: http://www.lifeguidance.support/blog/post/selfempowerment-todays-selfcommunicate--042618
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/25/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
"I am making the effort to enjoy my journey, love my life, and make the best of my interests count! I am making the effort to enjoy my day, love my relationships, and make the best of my moments' matter! I am making the effort to value my self, value my time, and value my blessings..."
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/24/25-10/
 
Moving to New Address: http://www.LifeGuidance.support
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/24/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I know it can be rough and difficult, but I can make it easier by learning and optimistically forging forward! I know I can change my direction with my thoughts, my attitude, my decisions, and my actions! I am making it a greater day with my decisions and thoughts…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/23/24-10/
 
Moving to New Address: http://LifeGuidance.support
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/23/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am accepting my past and concentrating on my ideal future! I am accepting my experiences and the lessons I have learned to attract my ideal situations and circumstances! I am graciously accepting the interactions, events, and resources involved in my bliss…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/22/23-11/
 
Moving to New Address: http://LifeGuidance.support
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/22/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am doing what I can to enjoy my day because I deserve joy and bliss! I am enjoying my day through my interests because I deserve bliss and amusement! I am fulfilling my moments with an abundance of joy, bliss, and amusement because I deserve greater fulfillment! I am doing what I can…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
 
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/21/22-10/
 
Moving to New Address: http://LifeGuidance.support
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/21/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am doing what I need to keep love alive within me! I am going where I feel supports my interests, encourages my bliss, and inspires my imagination for memorable experiences! I am doing what I need to stay positive, think optimistically, and keep on loving…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/20/21-8/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/20/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am supporting my abilities to positively change for the better! I am supporting a better version of myself, and I am blessed to take advantage of the tools, resources, and opportunities to support me! I am embracing my relationships supporting me and I am appreciating the assistance I am receiving…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/19/20-8/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/18/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am alive another day today with many more opportunities and chances to adventure, to make eventful, and to make the best of! I am blessed again today with life, with decisions of my own, and with abundance to enjoy! I am not wasting this day today…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/17/18-8/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/17/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am trying, I am going for it, and I am making it happen! I am doing it, I am taking action, and I am making the best of it! I am not giving up, I am not letting myself down, and I am not quitting! I believe, I believe, I believe in my success, my future, and my purpose…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/16/17-9/
Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment - In The Spring!
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Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/16/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
"I am looking forward to brighter moments with better days! I am looking forward to better days with awesome people! I am looking forward to awesome people with great events! I am looking forward to great events with brighter moments..."
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/15/16-11/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/15/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am remaining firm with my positive beliefs and holding on tight to love! I am accepting the coming and going of all the good and bad existing in my life! I am accepting change and I welcome more good to enter my life while letting go of what was! I am remaining firm with optimism and love…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/14/15-28/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/14/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am not thinking about undesirable results and outcomes because I am too busy celebrating and appreciating my milestones, accomplishments, and achievements I have attained! I am not dwelling on anything negative affecting from my past because I am too busy moving forward for the obvious good, great, and better! I am alive for all the obvious good reasons…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/13/14-8/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/13/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
"I am open to beneficial possibilities and freeing myself of resistance and pessimism! I am open to beneficial opportunities and freeing myself of negative self-talk and thinking! I am open to attracting more inspiration, aspiration, and motivation for greater success and happiness..."
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/12/13-11/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/12/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am choosing to seize advantage of my opportunities with gratitude and optimism to move pass obstacles! I am choosing to appreciatively accept the gifts and blessings happening in my life through my positive perspective! I am choosing to strongly continue for my satisfaction and happiness…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/11/12-10/
Self~Empowerment: Today’s Self-Communicate – 04/11/18~
Today’s self-empowering communication to positively affect yourself:
 
Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!
 
“I am focusing on attracting the good consequences with the positive perspective, an attitude of gratitude, and positive self-communication! I am attracting for myself beneficial interactions, loving relationships, and awesome people into my life! I am enjoying this adventure of a life with amusement and fun…”
 
to continue a greater life!
 
Great day to you, as a great day continues~
 
Edward F. T. Charfauros
Life Guide and Author
Original: https://edwardftcharfauros.com/2018/04/10/11-10/
The Positive Mental Attitude Myth Unchained

First, why would someone who writes and speaks predominately on business and economic trends write an article like this?  Read on to discover the inter-relatedness of basic economics and human behavior.

If you use the modern definition of economics, i.e.,“ the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of commodities”, then you would have a valid point.  But, by using the classical definition of economics —- “the study of human behavior in its historical setting” — this article becomes more clearly understood. In addition, an understanding of the classic definition yields the somewhat surprising revelation that economics is as much psychology as it is methodology.

As both economic and political humans, we live and work in an environment that is in constant motion or movement.  This movement is, by its nature, turbulent.  There are several consequences of this.

The first is that turbulent motion has no predictability.  In other words, you do not know where it is going or what the results will be.  A good example of this would be the stock market.  How many “experts” eventually wind up with “egg on their face”?   Therefore, in the business of life do not make any detailed plans.  Plan only in broad strokes and even then your plans will shift and change.  The old saying when man plans God laughs is still true.  In other words, if something can go wrong, it probably will.  The second consequence is more oriented towards this article.

As individuals, we are immersed in an economic and business environment that is in constant flux leading to confusion and insecurity.  Therefore, how can one always maintain a positive attitude?  You simply can’t.  Human beings are not designed that way.  Your attitude, like your environment, is perpetually in motion.  If maintaining a positive attitude is not the most important criterion for success and advancement, then what is?

The primary criterion that separates success from failure is action, namely Positive Action.  Your attitude or state-of-mind will fluctuate.  So what!  Nothing is static forever.

What do I mean by positive action?  More specifically, what positive actions should you take?

In some of my business presentations, I explore a few of the great business myths that dominate our thinking.  One of the more interesting being the widely accepted belief that the purpose of any investment is to make money.  NOT TRUE!  The purpose of any investment is to increase your NET WORTH.  There is a big difference between thinking in terms of making money and increasing your net worth.  Thinking in terms of net worth forces you to think more rationally and on a longer time horizon.  The term “investment” here can encompass your business, your family, and even your community.  By increasing the value of your investment, you increase its net worth.

Revisiting the inquiry, “what positive actions should you take”?  Take the necessary actions today that will increase the future net worth of your investment (business, career, etc.).

From a business perspective, there is another important point to consider.  In this highly competitive and turbulent economy, building the value of your business can be achieved by focusing on increasing the free cash flow of your enterprise.  Free cash flow is the “real money” after all expenses that can be returned to the owners of the business.  The value of a business is directly correlated to its free cash flow.  By building the cash flow of the business, you now have the resources – the means– to take advantage of opportunities that will present themselves.  What applies to a business can also be extrapolated to you as an individual.

Famous Amos, the chocolate chip cookie king, had two words to express his business philosophy.  Those two words are “Do It”.  Taking the necessary actions to build the value of your investment will always be of paramount importance.  Good fortune favors the boldAttitude follows action.

May you grow and prosper!

Sanford Kahn is a Business Author and Professional Speaker. His latest book is The Rebellion of a Rogue-Raged EconomistThe book is available on most popular book web sites (amazon.com).  He can be contacted at sanford16@yahoo.com



Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

 

She marched into the airport lobby with that purposeful gait of a young, female professional very much in control and commanding attention but pretending not to notice it so much as to expect it. He couldn’t help being aware of her as she sat down in the row of seats opposite him. She saw him when she first came into the lobby. Who wouldn’t; he was a hottie. She had to look at him only once, and then she avoided looking his direction. She knew he would be watching her. She always knew. He continued to watch her as she settled in: removed her coat, checked her ticket, checked her watch and took out her cell phone.

She turned on her phone and reviewed her messages. Nothing. He should have called by now. He knows I hate that. He will have some lame excuse, I am sure. She checked her watch again. He should be awake by now. She highlighted his number and pushed the “Talk” button.

 She waited several rings for him to pick up. Finally, she said, “Hello, Sweetheart. Good morning. Did I wake you? How are you? I am okay too. No, I am at the airport and I have some time, so I thought I would like to hear your voice. I missed you last night.” She listened for a minute and then said, “You were going to call me last night. What happened?” She listened again.

He stopped watching her to take out his own cell phone. He took out the microphone, stuck the earpiece in his ear, and dialed from memory.

She heard something and blurted, “Is that a cell phone I hear in the background? Where are you?”

“Good morning, Beautiful.” he said in that tone of voice that she liked so much early in the morning. “I’m fine. How are you? No, I’m still at the airport. My flight was delayed.”

“Who’s with you?” she demanded in a voice a too loud for privacy.

“Why are you whispering? Where are you?” he asked.

“You bastard!” she said half shouting. “You told me you had to work late. You slept together and had sex, didn’t you? No, it’s not the same thing! After all this time, you sneak behind my back and sleep with your wife.” She paused and lowered her voice a couple of octaves. “I know that sounds stupid, but you know what I mean.”

“What do you mean he’s there?” He felt his anger rising, and he hoped that she would hear it in his voice. “What the hell is he doing there?”

She stood up and began to walk in small circles, oblivious to the people around her. “You told me that you had separated. You said you’d never go back to her. You lied to me.”

Now he is shouting, “Where is he now? In the bathroom? You mean the master bathroom in your bedroom?”

Fighting back tears she said, “You didn’t have to sleep with her. You could’ve slept on the couch.”

He shouted again, “You slept with him, didn’t you? You could’ve thrown him out.”

She accused him over the phone, “You had sex with Judy! Don’t lie to me.”

Gesturing, he said, “I can’t believe what I’m hearing. You said you hated Bob. You said you couldn’t stand to be around him. So now, you sleep with him?”

 Speaking in a calmer voice, she asked, “Bob, did you tell her about me? You said you would. You promised!”

He sat back in his seat and asked, “You didn’t tell him about me, did you?”

She listened for a while and then said, “Yes, I’m mad. I’m so pissed! I can’t deal with this! This is too much. You can’t treat me this way. I’m not shouting! Okay, I’ll listen.”

After he listened, he replied, “Judy, did you at least file for divorce? You said that last month.”

She said, “I understand that you feel sorry for her but what about me?”

He said, “I know you feel sorry for him, but that is no excuse.”

Finally, she said, “Look, just get dressed and leave the house. We’ll talk about it later.”

Finally, he said, “Okay, just get rid of him and call me back.”

They ended their calls and put their phones away. He glanced at her as she pulled out a book to read. When she glanced his direction, he looked at his watch and pretended not to notice. They sat in silence and thought about what a mess their lives are.

She looked at him over the top of her book. I hope he is on my flight; my luck might change.

 

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Protection for Software Creators

With software creation practically a 21st century cottage industry for computer savvy individuals, we felt a discussion of legal protections for intellectual property seems in order. After all, software piracy concerns all of us, software developers and consumers.

Fortunately, the law protects software developers in a variety of ways. In the paragraphs below, we will discuss three ways in which the law considers software an Intellectual Property (IP) that confers certain rights upon the owners.

There are basically three asset rights in software IP with respect to the technology that created the program: copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. In addition, software creators also have rights in the trademark they have chosen to represent their product. We limit our discussion here to the first three asset rights.

Copyright

Protection of the copyright extends to the specific form in which the IP exists. For software, this means the source code, object code, and any distinctive parts of the user interface. The copyright owner of a software program is the only person who has the right to copy, modify, create derivatives and distribute copies to the public, whether that is through a licensed product, sale or any other means. Copyright protects against someone copying the source code, for example, into another programming language. Anyone copying, modifying, making derivatives from or distributing copies of the program to others infringes on the copyright owner's rights and risks a claim for damages and fines.

Copyright does not afford any protection for the ideas and concepts behind the program. Trade secrets and patents protect those assets.

How do you apply for copyright protection?  Copyright attaches to the product at its creation. The owner does not need to file any particular forms to ask for protection or register the work. Copyright protection endures for the author's life plus 50 years. The law considers a software program created by an employee for his employer as a "work for hire". In this instance, the copyright protection lasts for 75 years.

Are there any defenses to copyright infringement?  Yes. A defense exists if the accused can show that the program was independently developed. This is not an easy defense to make considering the thousands of lines of source code that go into making a program.

Patents

A patent is a legally recognized monopoly on the right to make, use, and sell a registered invention. To get a patent, the owner must apply to the US Patent and Trademark Office, describing the invention and showing that the invention is new, useful and what the law calls "non-obvious". In other words, the product must mean more than the next logical step in the technology's development. If successful, the patent rights conferred upon the owner extend for 20 years.

A patent protects the ideas, systems, methods, algorithms, and functions of a software product. This can mean everything from the user-interface to the menu setup to the operating system and compiling techniques.

As in copyright, the patent is exclusive to the owner. The law considers the making, using or selling of the patented product without permission an infringement. Harsh penalties apply for patent infringement and can carry treble damages. Unlike copyright, once the US Patent Office grants a patent, the law considers a similar product -- even one independently discovered -- an infringement.

Trade Secrets

Unlike copyright and patents, trade secrets protect the formula, pattern, compound, instrument, process, tool or mechanism of a product that is not generally known to anyone other than the owner. The owner must keep the information secret. Trade secrets give an economic advantage to the owner simply because they are secret.

Trade secrets can remain protected forever, as long as the owner keeps them a secret and no one else independently discovers or crafts it.

In software, trade secrets can mean many of the ideas, concepts and code. Trade secrets do not attach to parts of software that are easily available by legitimate methods or independent discovery.

Unlike patents and copyright, thieves steal trade secrets; trade secrets are not infringed.

This article does not constitute legal advice. For specific questions on how copyright, patent, and trade mark laws apply to your product, always consult legal counsel.


Poems

When a Man Dies...

When a man dies He knows no more, He wants no more He hates no more, he loves no more When a man dies His friends, true and untrue, weep aloud; So loud and clear that he doesn't hear When a man dies, Evil no longer threatens his existence For Sorrow and Pain are for the living When a man dies All his deeds, good and malevolent Speak for him, long after his demise When a man dies His adversaries rejoice and gloat wryly Over his unreturning loss and mischief When a man dies He sees the true face of God The Maker, A fiery face, so unfit for the living to see When a man dies, The Sun never stops rising from the East Nor does the azure sky go bereft of Stars When a man dies Well-known or Unknown, Rich or Otherwise The Earth rejects none; All, she swallows When a man dies He goes down into the embrace of The Grave An abode, where everyone is fluent in Silence… Pat Ashinze January 2017

Reflective Musings..

Reflective Musings The sun is tired, going to it's astral sleep, Darkness coming in, like the ocean deep Vividly I witness it all from where I lie As nature’s azure flows across the sky Glowing jewels with splendiferous lights, Glittering diamonds; Lordy! What a sight! On the cold lawn, I observe in awe As the stars drench the sky's floor Gorgeous beauties, aloft in transcendence Still, my sentient soul reeked of emptiness. It was arid of strength and sight Horribly barren of will and might. Then I recall the words of ancient wisdom Not to languish in loneliness and boredom But; to rise up from the past’s aphotic abyss And bask in the light of the future’s promise Valiantly, I rose with a stallion's might Baded the evening a sound goodnight Slowly, I sunk into my couch for sopor Eager to witness a new day’s glamour… Pat Ashinze, 2017 Rights reserved