Appreciation is important in business and your personal life. This is the message George Carradini is talking about with Patrick Dougher of The Business Spotlight television show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
If we own real estate we want it to go up in value – this means you want your property to appreciate. The same things holds true of people and life, when we show appreciation to others we are increasing their value. When you give appreciation you receive it back. When we express and feel appreciation, we all get benefits. Appreciation is on the top of the emotional scale.
Start an Appreciation Journal – write down three things each day that you are thankful for each day. With this you start training yourself to be thankful and appreciate what you have in your life all around you.
In addition, write down all the positive aspects of the person or situations in your life. If you are angry with someone, write down all the things you appreciate about them. It diffuses a potentially volatile situation, and puts things into perspective.
George Carradini tells how he is able to help one client learn to appreciate her own success and what she already had, which allowed other opportunities to come back to her. Much like the Law of Attraction, what you put forth you will receive back.
Kathy Taylor offers a horse whispering course, using horses to teach you how to communicate with others. Patrick Dougher, from DoerTV.com, took a lesson to get to understand what it was Kathy does, and how it can benefit anyone in communication. This interview is a testimonial to the effectiveness of Kathy’s horse whispering course.
According to Pat, the course was definitely revealing, and helped him to not only look at horses differently, but how he communicates his feeling and attitude. The course is not at all about riding horses, it’s about using the horse as a way to teach you to train yourself how to communicate
Since there is no actual riding, t is all done on the ground to keep everyone on equal footing. Basically all it is involves trying to find out if you can you lead a horse from point A to point B. That is the physical mission. Beyond that, the mental and emotional aspects are explored, and depending o the people and the horse, what the experience is.
Kathy’s horse whispering course is a unique way of teaching communication, and it is best to come to the arena with an open-minded mindset. As you sit and communicate with the horses you find they are not impressed by egos or pretense.
How can you learn to communicate with the horse? Since a horse has no preconceived notion of you, they do not judge you based on looks, education or intelligence. A horse sees you for how you react and interact with them. Horses just read a person, on a being level rather than a talking level.
A lot of people can benefit from the attitude of the horse – they don’t care. They know they are bigger than you and could do damage if they wanted to. The respond to how you treat them. In the end, the course will show you valuable insights into yourself, and how you communicate with others. It’s best to be real – with yourself, the horse, and others.
How did you implement this into your life? In Pat’s instance he was able to tap into his subconscious to help implement changes in his life, with the help of others he has worked with.
How can this horse whispering benefit you with others? For more information, contact Kathy Taylor at herdwise.net.
George Carradini joins Patrick Dougher of The Business Spotlight in their Mountside Chat on this Google+ Hangout, to discuss George’s 5-step process to living the life you want.
George is a Christian Law of Attraction Coach, integrating scripture into the Law of Attraction. George believes that what you attract comes back to you, so why not attract positive influences into your life?
The 5 Steps to Living the Life You Want:
Reveal what it is that you DON’T want?
Turn that around and find out from that what you DO want
Get clear of any limiting beliefs, doubts or self-talk (“Other’s can do that, but not me.”)
Put yourself in the feeling place of what you want to say and do. Imagine yourself in that position, hold that feeling (50-70 seconds), and experience the feeling
Believe that whatever it is you want is on it’s way. When we do that, often we will receive an inspired thought – a call from someone, an image in our brain, etc. Whatever inspiration we receive at that point, take that image and inspiration and act on it. That is when you receive the spiritual power.
When you complete this process, start with another subject that you don’t want and repeat the process.
Patrick Dougher of DoerTV speaks with Jeff Pickering, a CPA, about tax loopholes and other tax questions on this edition of Tax Talk on Google+ Hangout.
Jeff reminds people that you pay into taxes all year round, not just around tax time before April 15. The estimate is that 1/3 of your income goes into paying of taxes – federal, state, fuel taxes, commerce taxes, sales taxes, etc. He also says that most people spend more time planning and thinking about their vacations than planning on how to do their taxes.
In other editions of Tax Talk, Jeff has given examples of how people made a simple mistake on their tax forms, or did not use the correct forms, and it cost them up to $10,000 in penalties. There are so many tax loopholes that most people are not aware of, and that most programs that help people do their taxes themselves do not address.
This week’s example concerned a couple where the wife has terminal cancer, and Jeff addresses the planning issue and tax loopholes that can crop up when it comes to tax planning.
What happens when you pass away and you own property? He explains the tax rule – “Step Up” where property was given away and appreciated after the death. What happens if you are about to inherit property, but you will die first before the property changes hands? When you inherit property you will inherit it at the fair market value, so in a case like this it is best to consult a tax specialist, like Jeff, to find out which way to go. Loopholes like this in the tax code are tricky to understand, but a master tax specialist understands them and can steer you in the best way to save you on taxes.
Some states are community property states, like Texas. Many people don’t understand this concept. Half of everything the husband owns the wife has an interest in, and vise versa, so if the house or property is only in one name the spouse still has an interest in it. In some other states that are not community property states, if you own property in your name your spouse does not have a vested interest in it. It is best to understand your state’s rules, and not assume that your spouse’s property will be transferred to you when they die.
Eric Hover, of Natures Wisdom, explains to Patrick Dougher, host of The Business Spotlight, what is Diatomaceous Earth and its use as a protein powder for various medicinal purposes.
According to Hover, Diatomaceous Earth protein powder can be used as an aid for constipation, for the treatment of high blood pressure, chronic pain and arthritis. It can also be used as an internal cleanse, among other things.
Diatomaceous Earth can be taken as a protein shake, with water or other juice, When dissolved in water it may taste chalky, but it all depends on how it was stored. It can be taken on an empty stomach, and you can work yourself up to a rounded tablespoon once or twice a day. If you are trying to detox you could take more. Always make sure to take in plenty of water or it could dehydrate you.
When taken in
Diatomaceous Earth does absorb the flavor of the items it is stored around. For this reason storing in a plastic container is advised. Hover advises to keep it in a cool dry place, and not next to products that it could absorb their odor.
It comes conveniently packaged in several sizes, for easy access, and can be purchased through Amazon.com, or from Natures Wisdom’s retail website – Organic-Gardening-Shop.com.
Jeff Pickering, CPA in the Plano, Texas chats with Patrick Dougher, host of The Business Spotlight on this Google Hangouts edition of Tax Talk. This week’s discussion is about Tax Strategies for 2014.
This year is no different from any other year. Talk time rolls around and you are staring at your blank return wondering how many deductions you can take, and how you can avoid having to pay income taxes.
Many older taxpayers have some tax advantage. If they look into their tax strategies for 2014 they will find the Roth IRA is a great way to keep your retirement fund and still be able to take some out without paying additional taxes. Many people don’t realize that 401K plans are usually audited. If you were to speak with a CPA knowledgeable about taxes you will find there are ways to utilize your 401K legally to aid your business. You don’t get an immediate deduction to a Roth IRA, but if you do it right you won’t have to pay taxes on it when you take your money out.
Small business owners have some special tax advantages, and a diverse number of choices that they can use in order to expand their business and have some tax advantages.
Any service provider you pay over $600 in one year will have to be given a form 1099. Incorporated business (with the INC) in their name do not need them. Many corporations do not know this. For this reason it is advisable to NOT do your taxes yourself, but have a professional do it for you.
Most people wonder if they have to file their taxes. Older workers who make less than $54,000 do NOT have to file. The more money you make, the better the chance of having to pay taxes on your social security. Married people whose income is less than the standard deduction do not usually have to file. Unfortunately, it can become complicated as to who does or does not file. so to understand the tax strategies for 2014, it is best to speak with a professional tax consultant and accountant.
If you file and you don’t actually have to, he recommends you file anyway. Filing the return will put a limit of three years on the statute of limitations for the IRS to come back and audit you. You have three years to change your change return if you made a mistake.
Patrick Dougher brings Scott Dennison into Google Hangout to discuss how to attract clients you really want. Scott is a marketing expert, who assists in attracting clients you really want for your business.
Marketing has changed since social media has taken off. The use of Google Hangouts and other forms of social media has definitely changed the way people have to market their goods and services.
Although the world has opened up to clients from all over the world, not all of them are the type of clients you want. Are you attracting clients you really want, or are you wasting your advertising dollars on people who will not buy or who do not engage?
People do business with those they know, like and trust. If you target your advertising and engagement to people who would purchase your products or utilize your services. Don’t waste your time and money on those who are only lookers and not buyers. Target marketing is what is needed in attracting clients you really want.
People don’t necessarily want to learn Twitter or Facebook, but the smart businesspeople understand that they need it in order to get noticed. Using videos and chats – like Google + Hangouts, YouTube, email marketing and other forms of marketing.
If you are interested in learning more about position yourself for attracting clients you really want, log on to Scott’s website at ScottaDennison.com, and join him on Twitter @scottdennison.
Smiles by Mary Dallas dentist, Dr. Mary Swift, DDS, discusses Invisalign braces with “The Business Spotlight” host Patrick Dougher, in this third part of the four part series. Dr. Swift is the 2011, 2012 and 2013 recipient of the Consumer Choice Award for dentistry in the Dallas area. She also is the recent recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award.
Dr. Swift explains that alignment of the jaw is important for spine health, TMJ, and overall health issues. Aligning the teeth properly can even open the airways in your throat so you are able to get better air into your lungs when you breathe at night. This helps to eliminate snoring, and replaces some of the breathing devices needed for people with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Invisalign braces have been around for nearly 20 years, but research and development has brought it from simple use for overcrowding to what it can do today to improve overall health. They are light, and virtually invisible to most people. They are worn 23 out of 24 hours per day (you take them out to eat), and every two weeks you go back to the dentist to have the tray replaced with another that will move your teeth slightly more.
Gone are the days of messy impressions – no gagging and no mess. Dr. Swift says that her office, Dallas Laser Dentistry, is one of the few in the Dallas area that digitally scans the patient’s mouth. A computer generated image replaces the old clay impressions. It is a more exact too, and ensures a more perfect smile.
For more information on Invisalign and Smiles by Mary, contact Dr. Swift at Dallas Laser Dentistry. The website is: DallasCosmeticDentis.us.com, and the phone number to make an appointment is 2147-736-4728.
Dr. Mary Swift, DDS, is the guest speaker on this edition of “The Business Spotlight” with host Patrick Dougher. She has received the Consumer Choice Award for years 2011, 2012 and 2013 for dentistry in the Dallas area. Recently, Doctor Swift received the Angie’s List Super Service Award. She is on the program today to talk about Invisalign braces.
Invisalign braces are a series of clear trays that move your teeth into a corrected position. There are no wires or traditional braces involved, and most people will not even realize you are wearing them. Trays are thin and lightweight, and each tray moves the teeth a little bit at a time, over a period of two weeks apiece. They are very comfortable, easy to use, and have changed Dr. Swift’s dental practice, and the entire way we think about braces.
In the old days, wire braced were used. They had to be tightened, food got stuck in them, and they were often painful to wear. After they were removed you still have to wear retainers in order to keep your teeth in the correct position.
Dentists discovered that teeth start to crowd as we age, whether they had braces or not. Align Technology invented and distribute Invisalign originally to help those who had already had traditional braces realign their teeth, and then the teeth shift later. They did not want to wear the old, cumbersome braces again – or felt too old for braces.
Anyone who wants a prettier smile, in general, are the people who can utilize Invisalign. She recommends that you make sure all your teeth are aligned before you have any dental work – like crowns, implants, etc. done.
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