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June 2014

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front porch news Wondering what your neighbor’s home sold for? Give me a call with the address. I’ll look it up and let you know!

555-333-2222 Save coins, bank dollars The old saying, "A penny saved is a penny earned," refers to the idea that by hanging on to our small It's been said that the definition of change, we gradually increase our insanity is doing the same thing over wealth. and over, and expecting different

Are you insane? Here’s how to fix that!

results. If you look at that statement in A fun game to play is to shave your expenses a little every day, thenreverse, it can be a useful life tool. store the change you save. At the For instance, you might you keep end of the year, use the changegetting the same unwanted results you’ve saved to take a vacationover or and over again, even though you buy holiday gifts. try different things. Perhaps you keep

passed over for promotion. Or For instance, instead of orderinggetting a your boss keeps having a "talk with latte, order regular coffee. Instead you." You keep having the same of name-brand soda, buy generic. Instead of large size, go small. Inarguments with your spouse. Or your each case, estimate what you business keeps struggling. didn’t spend, and put that amount If you keep getting the same unwanted aside. Your coins could add up to results – it may be a sign that you’re hundreds of dollars. doing the same old things, but dressing them up differently so that you think you’re changing.

Want to really change? Try this: First, admit there's an ongoing problem you’d like to stop. Second, create two mental pictures...one of the results you keep getting, and one of the results you want. Put those pictures at opposite ends of an imaginary line, the old on your left and the new on your right. Third, mentally enlarge the picture on the right and reduce the picture on the left. And fourth, take steps to actualize the picture on the right. Continuously ask if the things you are doing will put you closer to the new picture or move you back to the old.

If you need a service, I know people... In my work, I’m connected to great service people of all kinds. Call me at 555333-2222 or send an email GreatestAgent@greatestcompany.com if you need something done around the house, and I’ll give you referrals.


June 2014

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Story: Some things can only be learned by experience

A young man approached a jeweller and said he wanted “Soon,” said the jeweler, passing him the stone. to become a gemologist. The jeweler, an expert on The young man was about to say that he wasn’t going to precious gems, was hesitant. But the young man insisted put up with this treatment any longer, but as he took the that he had the patience to learn everything the jeweler stone in his hand he felt surprised. “Why are you giving was willing to teach him. The jeweler told him to return me a different stone today?” the next day for his first lesson. The jeweler smiled. “You have begun to learn.” When the man arrived the next day, the jeweler placed a jade stone in his hand. For four hours the young man held the stone while the jeweler worked. The next day the jeweler had the young man hold the same stone. And the day after that, and the day after that, for over a week. Finally the young man showed up one morning and asked, “Sir, when am I going to learn something?”

June Quiz Question

He was the last man to walk on the moon.

Humor: Sneaky health advice

Lost in translation

I don’t know what it is, doc,” the young man said. “I From just the Mother Nature Network website comes this list don’t feel good.” of concepts from other languages that just don’t translate neatly into a single English word: The doctor examined him and ran some tests. Then she talked to her nurse and came into the examination room Cualacino (Italian): A mark left on a table by a cold glass. with three bottles of different-colored pills. Dépaysement (French): The feeling of not being in one’s “OK,” the doctor said. “I want you to home country. take one blue pill with a large glass of Jayus (Indonesian): A joke that’s told so poorly that it water every two hours. I want you to forces others to laugh in spite of themselves. take a green pill with a large glass of Komoreb (Japanese): Sunlight filtered through leaves. water every three hours. And then take one of the yellow pills, with a large Pochemuchka (Russian): Someone who asks lots of glass of water, every four hours.” questions. “Gee, that’s a lot of pills,” the patient said. “What’s the matter with me?”

Sobremesa (Spanish): A period of time spent after a meal talking to those you shared the meal with.

“You’re not drinking enough water.”

Waldeinsamkeit (German): The feeling of being alone in a forest.

Quiz Answer: Eugene Cernan, 12th and last man to walk on the moon...so far.


June 2014

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