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Hiccup Cure

I just read in Inc. Magazine about a 13-year-old entrepreneur who started a company called Hiccup that is a lollipop that cures hiccups.  While a laud her "going it out on her own" here is the one problem with this.  There is a cure and it is free and here it is:
When you get the hiccups do the following:

1) Find a quite place or stand still for about 1 minute
2) Take a Deep Breathe, as deep as you can
3) Focus on calming yourself down and let out the breath as slowly as you can
4) The trick is trying to get your heart beat to slow down
5) Repeat as necessary but you will not have to do it more that 3 times

The has worked on 100% of the people I have met who have hiccups...so, here is a shareware version of better solution to her product.  Sorry kid, and welcome to the real world of business.  Just because you get a lot of press and notoriety, does not mean your product is good or you will be a success.

Things to Ponder

This post is taken from a page of Steven Wright. He is the famous, erudite scientist who once quipped,: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than most of us do and here is a list of some of his funniest ones. They made me stop, think, and laugh.
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1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2 - Borrow money from pessimists, they don't expect it back.

3 - Half the people you know are below average.

4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.

9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand..

10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11 - I almost had a psychi…

15 Criterion for Hiring People

If you want to know the secret of hiring great people, use this list of criterion in differentiating the difference between happy people, and those who tend to be unhappy, and you will have success beyond your days. There are just 15 questions you need to ask.

1. LOVE vs. FEAR. People who are really happy, FEAR less and LOVE a lot more. They see each moment, each challenge, each person as an opportunity to discover more about themselves and the world around them. They understand the meaning of love, that it is a gift you give not something you try to hold on to, and just importantly, that you first love yourself before you can love others.

“Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” --Swedish Proverb

2. ACCEPTANCE vs. RESISTANCE. Happy people understand that you cannot really change a situation by resisting it, but you can definitely change it by accepting that it is there and by understanding that there migh…