Archive for October, 2009

Preventing Cancer in Your Online Business

I read an article in the Family Circle magazine entitled “Cancer-Proof Your Body” that had some very good advice. It gave six tips that you can implement into your daily life to help fight off this disease before it strikes you. As a recap, this is what they had to say, and then a comparison of that implemented into a business sense.

  1. One of the most important things you can do to say cancer free is to remain lean throughout your life. The article said that except for pregnancy, any weight gain after age 18 is mostly fat! If you strive for your high school weight and were overweight at that time, you would want to get under that weight. Excess body fat produces unhealthy hormone levels and releases inflammatory proteins into the bloodstream that can influence cell growth, upping the risk of cancer in several bodily organs. It is particularly dangerous to gain weight after menopause. And for every 11 pounds added on, risk of breast cancer increases by about ten percent. To monitor your calories, pay close attention to those in what you drink. A major contributor to weight gain is sugary sodas and juice flavored drinks. The brain doesn’t monitor the full feeling with liquids like it does bulky foods, so it is easy to consume too many calories in drinks.
  2. Strengthen the immune system, lower body fat, and regulate hormone levels by staying active. Maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of several kinds of cancer with regular exercise. An increase in physical activity is needed around age 40 or you will inevitably gain weight. If an exercise program doesn’t appeal to you, at least take a daily walk.
  3. Try to get the whole family eating healthy foods. When filling your plate, 2/3 of it should be plant-based and 1/3 red meat, chicken or fish. Dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, bok choy and romaine lettuce are great choices. Other good suggestions are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, garlic, fresh fruits, and whole grains. You can eat more of these (and their cancer-fighting nutrients) without gaining weight because they are low in calorie density.
  4. Cancer risks rise with the consumption of processed meats such as ham, bacon, sausage, bratwurst, pastrami, salami, hot dogs, and pepperoni. When meat is smoked, cured, salted, or when nitrates are added, carcinogens can form. Limit red meat like beef, pork, and lamb to 18 ounces per week. Better options are fish and chicken. It is best to roast, bake, or crock pot any type of meat. A chemical can form on the surface of the meat that may pose a cancer risk to that which is fried, grilled, barbequed, or broiled and cooked to 400 degrees or more, or over a direct flame.
  5. Limit alcohol to one daily drink, or preferably don’t drink at all. A study found that women who drank one glass of wine every day increased their risk of breast cancer by 9 percent. Alcohol not only increases breast cancer risk, but also mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver and colon cancer. And the more you drink, the greater the risk. Alcohol has a negative influence on hormone levels. It acts as a solvent which enhances the penetration of carcinogens into cells, which might fuel the cancer process.
  6. Drink more milk! The calcium and Vitamin D in this liquid not only helps ward off bone-thinning osteoporosis, but it helps reduce risk of all cancers by a whopping 60 percent. A daily 800IU dose of Vitamin D and 1200 mg of calcium is recommended for women age 19 to 50. That increases to 1,000IU of Vitamin D and 1,500 mg of calcium per day for women age 51 to 70. An 8 ounce glass of milk is typically fortified with 100IU of Vitamin D.

This article had some very useful information we should all apply to our lives to help ward off cancer. I thought it was interesting that I can apply these same six principles to running my online business by changing the title and some words. Hopefully this will help others who have an online business, realizing failure is a cancer to business.

Preventing Failure

  1. Don’t be “overweight” with negative thoughts.
  2. “Exercise” and “Strengthen” your business with a positive attitude and setting and achieving goals.
  3. “Teamwork” for best results.
  4. Remember GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out. Build a defense against negative thoughts.
  5. Limit doubting thoughts, but preferably don’t allow them at all.
  6. Read and listen to more positive books and audio. Apply GIGO in the positive aspect: Good In Good Out.

So whether you are preventing cancer that can ruin your body or preventing failure of your online business, give these tips a try. We may be surprised at the results.

In the past months, many people are losing their jobs and millions are unemployed around the world to date. The thought of getting a descent job seem hopeless, but it’s not! Don’t you know that companies are still hiring, and looking for good and skilled workers?  Jobs are still available, and you have great chances to get one as long as you don’t give up, show effort, and have patience.

In the meantime, what keeps you busy? If you are doing nothing and just hoping that someone would pick you up and offer you a job, that’s no good. You should try to exert more effort and allocate more time in finding a job, and it’s very easy doing online.
So, if you’re getting down and hopeless about your job searching, here are few tips and strategies to keep you moving.

Don’t wait for your employer to search for you, Contact Them First!

You have already seen their job ads, it’s time for you to contact them right away. And while waiting for your prospective employer to contact you, don’t stop searching for jobs. Make yourself busy because there are still a lot of companies out there that might need you, all you have to do is find them first before they find you. If you think that you have already done enough because you have submitted your resume to many companies, don’t stop until  someone has contacted you for an interview. This would be like treating your job search as a full-time job. If you could do that, then the chance of getting a job is higher.

With the latest technology that we have now, job searches are a lot easier. The Internet provides a listing of jobs around the world, and a customizable job searching features. You have a greater advantage of applying for job opportunities at the convenience of your home. This means the more you search, more chances of finding good job opportunities online.

Learn How To Sell Yourself – Market Yourself Online.

Try to consider that you are not the only one searching for jobs online, so it would be better to sell yourself online – and it really works!
This is one way of presenting yourself to your prospective employers. This is very helpful because before an employer contacts you for an interview they will read your online resume first, and having a good presentation of your  resume online has a greater advantage. There are many place online were you can learn how to market yourself online and proper resume posting procedures and instructions. And also, there are online job databases that allow you to subscribe and get informed on the latest job opportunities according to your preferred job categories.

And there are online job opportunities available only for part-time, until the employer decides to get you the full-time job. But that, of course, would depend on your working performance.

Always Make Yourself Ready

While keeping yourself  busy searching for a job, always make yourself ready. Check your emails on a regular basis, have your mobile phones on, and make yourself available. Good luck to your online job searching!

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