3 ways to uplift your spirit with love and kindness

Hello hello,

our beauty shop offers more than lipstick and mascara, we offer help to women who have been sexually abused as children. Here is the link.

That is exactly why i decided to be a consultant. I use my voice to help others and it is paying off huge.

These are about $20 but I got mine free because my mom and two friends joined with me. We paid $99, got our kits and then with the credit I helped victims AND got lipstick.

I don’t know how else to tell you what an incredible deal this is except to say iI can highly recommend it.

with love,

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Ciao ciao,

il nostro salone di bellezza offre più di rossetto e mascara, offriamo aiuto alle donne che hanno subito abusi sessuali ai piccoli. Ecco il link.

Questo è esattamente il motivo per cui ho deciso di diventare un consulente. io uso la mia voce per aiutare gli altri e mi sta pagando enormemente.

Si tratta di circa $20, ma ho ottenuto il mio gratis, perché la mia mamma e due amici sono uniti insieme con me. Abbiamo pagato $99 per i nostri kit consulente e poi con il credito ho aiutato le vittime e allo stesso momento ottenuto il rossetto.

Non so come altro dirà che cosa un affare incredibile questo è se non per dire iI lo consigliamo vivamente.

con amore,

Le porte sono aperte cliccando qua.

Hola hola,

Nuestra tienda de belleza ofrece más que lápiz labial y rimel, ofrecemos ayuda a las mujeres que han sido abusadas sexualmente como niños. Aqui esta el link.

Eso es exactamente por lo que decidí ser un consultor. Yo uso mi voz para ayudar a otros y está pagando enormes.

Estos son alrededor de $20, pero tengo la mía libre, porque mi mamá y dos amigos se unieron a mí. Pagamos $ 99, nos dieron nuestros kits y luego con el crédito que ayudó a las víctimas y got lipstick.

No sé cómo otra cosa para decirte lo que es un trato increíble esto es excepto para decir que puedo recomiendo encarecidamente.

你好你好,

我们的美容店提供超过口红和睫毛膏,我们提供帮助妇女被性虐待作为孩子。 这里是链接。

这就是为什么我决定成为一名顾问。我用我的声音帮助别人,它是付出巨大的。

这些是约20美元,但我有我的自由,因为我的妈妈和两个朋友加入我。我们支付了99美元,拿到我们的套件,然后与信用我帮助受害者,并得到口红。

我不知道怎么告诉你什么不可思议的交易这是除了说ii可以强烈推荐它。

带着爱,

 

Nǐ hǎo nǐ hǎo,

wǒmen dì měiróng diàn tígōng chāoguò kǒuhóng hé jiémáo gāo, wǒmen tígōng bāngzhù fùnǚ bèi xìng nüèdài zuòwéi háizi. zhèlǐ shì liànjiē.

Zhè jiùshì wèishéme wǒ juédìng chéngwéi yī míng gùwèn. Wǒ yòng wǒ de shēngyīn bāngzhù biérén, tā shì fùchū jùdà de.

Zhèxiē shì yuē 20 měiyuán, dàn wǒ yǒu wǒ de zìyóu, yīnwèi wǒ de māmā hé liǎng gè péngyǒu jiārù wǒ. Wǒmen zhīfùle 99 měiyuán, ná dào wǒmen de tàojiàn, ránhòu yǔ xìnyòng wǒ bāngzhù shòuhài zhě, bìng dédào kǒuhóng.

Wǒ bù zhīdào zěnme gàosu nǐ shénme bùkěsīyì de jiāoyì zhè shì chúle shuō ii kěyǐ qiángliè tuījiàn tā.

Dàizhe ài,

 

Hallo Hallo,

Unser Beauty-Shop bietet mehr als Lippenstift und Wimperntusche, wir bieten Hilfe für Frauen, die sexuell als Kinder missbraucht wurden. Hier ist der Link.

Genau das habe ich beschlossen, ein Berater zu sein. Ich benutze meine Stimme, um anderen zu helfen, und es zahlt sich riesig aus.

Diese sind etwa 20 Dollar, aber ich habe meine kostenlos, weil meine Mutter und zwei Freunde mit mir beigetreten sind. Wir zahlten $ 99, bekamen unsere Kits und dann mit dem Kredit habe ich den Opfern geholfen und bekam Lippenstift.

Ich weiß nicht, wie sonst dir zu sagen, was für ein unglaubliches Angebot das ist außer zu sagen, ich kann es sehr empfehlen.

mit Liebe,

Bonjour bonjour,

Notre boutique de beauté offre plus que du rouge à lèvres et du mascara, nous offrons de l’aide aux femmes qui ont été abusées sexuellement comme des enfants. Ici est le link.

C’est exactement pourquoi j’ai décidé d’être un consultant. J’utilise ma voix pour aider les autres et il est payant énorme.

Ce sont environ 20 $, mais j’ai obtenu le mien gratuitement parce que ma mère et deux amis ont rejoint avec moi. Nous avons payé 99 $, nous avons nos kits et puis avec le crédit, j’ai aidé les victimes et a obtenu du rouge à lèvres.

Je ne sais pas comment autrement vous dire ce qu’est une affaire incroyable ceci est sauf à dire que je peux le recommander fortement.

avec amour,

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How I got 3 shiny and sparkly brand new consultants to sign up with me in less than 3 weeks.

How to Add Sweet Dreams to Your Every Day Life.

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Hello hello hello.

This is going to be super super quick.

Since the day the new company launched in Italy it has been non stop sale and sign up.

Literally we have been up to 3a sometimes 4a for this launch, totally done out of passion.

Everyday I learn something I like more and more about the company.

From the support I get, to the people I have met to the confidence I never knew I had, to the opportunity to be and become a leader.

Sure, you can laugh at me and say, hey that girl is selling mascara. But ha! Jokes on me.

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I will tell you why. I am well into my fifth decade earth bound and anyone will tell you I hardly wear make up.

I will tell you why. Because I am a mom and a wife and I am waking up early to take care of my house and my family and I do it out of LOVE for them.

I am blessed.

I don’t have a minute it seems ever to just relax and write or have tea or go shopping. Instead, I squeeze in a minute here and there just like I am doing now because pretty soon, I get to take my kid to baseball practice.

I just wanted to tell you the EXACT steps I did to get people on my team.

  1. I read about the offer and did my research to make sure it was a decent offer.
  2. I called one of the reps and asked questions about the company and about the products.
  3. I waited until the doors were open.
  4. I was the 85th to register within 20 minutes of that flood gate.
  5. I got swamped with groups, texts and welcome letters, mostly love.
  6. I called my sister and my mom and they gave me ear full suggestions of loving advice.
  7. I told my immediate family and they were like, cool, if that makes you happy.

mind you I haven’t had time to barely geat a hair cut!

8. I posted about it in facebook and again read as much as I could.

9. I went out of my comfort zone and publised like five or six facebook live videos on my wall.

10. I added anyone who said they were interested into my facebook group and my sponsor Emma’s group too, being polite and saying my friend is having a look around.

11. I opened my gift I did to myself in front of everyone in the world on my facebook wall with my knees a knocking, hands trembling, no matter what, I can do this attitude and laughed at myself the whole time.

12. I asked if there were any questions and I answered them.

13. My mom signed up first. I was on the phone to her and we did the order together, one thing at a time, just log in, create a password, ok, done.

14. My high school rocking beautiful friend Jenn saw me and said, that looks great, where do I sign up, so she did.

15. My sponsor, Emma told me about a woman in Italy who didn’t speak a bunch of English and if I could help her, and wouldn’t you know, she and I totally clicked and she is now in out growing family.

The beginning.

I am ready for more.

Easiest way to get in touch? Message me in messenger or here and I will answer your questions right here and now. Reply to my email.

Or just click this link and get on board where it says join.

Have a great day!

xo

Julie

DEAR DIARY DAY 2

I am on the leadership board today for top sales.

Just got back from Milan! Whoosh! That was amazing. Who knew that getting pandora’s box I would be shot to a team leader position with a growing strong beautiful team. Really. That was amazing. I will never forget speaking with one of the top corporate reps, nice young man, with a kind smile, who said, I think you are going to do very well here.

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Alice in Paris is a delicious show on #Tastemade.

Alysse makes life delicious.

If you haven’t watched Alice in Paris on Tastemade’s YouTube channel, then you should, it is delicious.

Check out beautiful Alyssa, the star of Alice in Paris
Meet Sweet Alysse, the star of Alice in Paris, a show on the YouTube channel called Tastemade.

I met Alysse, the shooting and sweet star, last month through a mutual friend and she was gracious enough to grant me an interview.

We met on Skype and clicked immediately. You can see the full interview at the bottom of the page.

Julie (me): Thank you so much Alysse for meeting up with me today.

Can you tell me about your series? We absolutely love it. How did you start. Did you say you won a competition?

Alysse: Yes. We won a contest yet it had nothing to do with Tastemade.

We started doing the series in January. We used that little first episode for a contest to serve as a pilot episode for the rest of the series.

I think it it was three pilots for Tastemade and then we had a 25 episode series order.

Julie: Wow! So your first order was 25 series?

Alysse: Yes!

lovelaughsmileAlice in Paris is made with another guy, his name is Thebaud.

Thebaud Paul Martin

It is just, Alysse tells me, the two of them who have co-created, co-written and produced the series.

She says, He is a genius at the camera and directing. He does the editing, the designing, the color. We write together and we discuss the places we want to shoot, then we work on the episode.

They took two weeks off in July before shooting. She says, We didn’t want to do anything.

Then they got to work.

Now he works on his stuff and I am back to school for one year. I am working on a TV programme called C’erait della :::(chance?)  a then we got our series order for the second season.

Julie: It is really taking off! I see your audience loves you.

Alysse: Yes, really. They are so nice. She offers a smile.

Julie: I think what you give them, is like, you give them a very small bite.

It’s a taste.

That’s what I love about it. It is like you are having a taste of you and Paris.

One of my favorite episodes is the chocolate one you cut right in half of what is maybe a beignet? It was amazing inside, a chocolate. I will find a picture.

What would you say is your favorite episode?

Alysse: My favorite episode is La Prendre du Grande, which is the episode where I run to get the train.

I am wearing a marine sweater, I love this episode, we made that, was episode 7.

The five first episodes were just chaos! We were running around and we didn’t understand what we were doing.

We had thee weeks late, where we were shooting and everything was chaos.

Then, there was this first episode was the first time I felt a sense of, ok, I know what we are doing, we are going to do this, to go through our 25 episodes.

#yougotthis!

That episode, everything clicked. We were on schedule.

The production was good. It is full of humor at the same time.

Also, I loved the episode with my little neice where I put the little candies — because she was so nice and so good at it.

She was very sweet.

Julie: I loved the one episode with your friend on a rainy day where you both try to cheer each other up.

Do you know what I love about it? That it is just a minute and a half.

In a minute and a half you can convince anyone to watch it.

Just give me one minute.

Alysse: That is it! Great, just great.

In June in Paris, there were the floods in Paris and the Seine river went up so high.

We had planned on shooting the sunny, warm, summer episode written upon the premise of sun in June in Paris.

We had to cancel three episodes!

Instead we had two weeks of pouring rain.

Everything had to be cancelled.

Thebaud and I decided to rewrite everything and capture the real atmosphere of rainy Paris.

Then, the day they shoot, the sun decides to come out again. 🙂

Luckily we had one final aggressive rain pour down.

We filmed that one so we chased it and caught it on film. That was one of the most difficult episodes to shoot to get the rain and the shot under the rain.

Julie: How is the weather today?

Alysse: Beautiful!

We thank each other for sharing our information and sharing the love as two lights passing in the day.

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En plus.

  • Alysse is the star + one of the two location finders, co creator and a also a student.
  • They started filming the series in July.
  • Her audience absolutely adores her because she gives them a taste of Paris which is part of her goal.
  • Their team has been green lit to film another 25 episodes starting in early next year and we cannot wait.

xo

julie

How to Raise Capital featuring Amanda Steinberg founder of #DailyWorth

When Intelligence meets beauty, Amanda Steinberg of #DailyWorth
You are all that you can ever be right now in this moment and that is an amazing, beautiful wonderful person.
When Intelligence meets beauty — Amanda Steinberg of #DailyWorth

Amanda Steinberg is a mom of two beautiful kids and the Founder of DailyWorth who lives in Philadelphia.

Her story starts about fifteen years ago when she was working as a programmer and realised she was spending more than she saved.

To get ahead she read as many finance articles as she could but never seemed to get the advice she needed.

She knew that women were quickly approaching men as breadwinners yet somehow the numbers weren’t adding up.

That’s when Ms. Steinberg realized there was a gap between what women actually received and what they needed.

Filling a Market Need

Amanda’s goal was to bring financial management right into women’s inboxes in order to help you understand how to earn more and save more for retirement.

It took her nine months to raise capital for her big launch. The first $850k came from a string of investors. She tells us that the day the money actually arrived in her bank she was literally on the floor running on fumes.

As a programmer she has designed and written over 200 websites with budgets ranging from US $25,000 to $1,000,000.

During the next ten years she honed in on her sales skills, chased down leads and sought out capital.

The idea behind DailyWorth is so simple, it’s like the pink elephant right in the room.

Can you see it? 

I am safe in the universe and all life loves and supports me. Thx LH.
Just keep going.

In the mean time, if you are an angel investor, Hello! and Welcome!

Could I get you something to drink?

If you are one of my lovely regular readers or new here, can you please enter your name and I’ll send you updates here.

6 Steps to How Amanda Raised Capital 

  1. She realized she needed a mentor.
  2. She studied the email model.
  3. She put the pieces together one at a time.
  4. She learned the language necessary to approach investors.
  5. She approached investors with confidence.
  6. She wrote a great cover letter.

One of her mentors, Jen of jenbtv.com told Amanda she’d need least 25,000 subscribers until anyone would notice her.

Her success didn’t come over night. Amanda admits that what happened was serendipitously written in her business plan five years earlier.

One of her mentors told Amanda she needed four things:

1. A Deck. A deck is about 25 Powerpoint slides that can include your core values, mission statement, opportunities, market share you think you will acquire, your customer acquisitions strategy, who your competition is, how you position yourself in the marketplace and your exit strategy.

2. A Financial Model. This is a map of how you find your revenue and your expenses. She says she can really see it grow at percentages. For example a 3% investment might have you spend a bit more upfront but justifies how the capital will accelerate in the long term.

3. An Executive Summary. In this, you need a good cover letter.  She advises sending four or five cover letters a day saying what you offer while being concise.

4. Confidence.

What’s the difference between a Venture Capitalist and an Angel Investor?

A venture capitalist usually manages large funds over US$10 million. One way venture capitalists invest is by buying shares in your business.

This is known as equity.

An Angel Investor on the other hand is a wealthy individual who can give US$ 25,000 to US$ 100,000.

Early investors.

She got her first big break right in her backyard when her friend asked her to join her at the Summit conference in Washington, DC.

Amanda was sitting at a cafe networking when she met a man named Eric. She introduced herself and pitched her idea. Eric told her great, that’s exactly what they were looking for — a financial services start up.

Her next big break came when she decided to focus right in her back yard with great guys Joe and John from Robin Ventures, instead of the Silicon Valley, NYC and San Francisco.

Amanda got a last minute meeting. She put her suit on, drove to the suburbs and met, pitched and found two more fantastic intestors.

It might seem obvious but DailyWorth fills a huge gap in the market — that is specifically getting good financial information into the hands of women who not only need it — they want it.

Takeaway: What is your best investment advice? Have you ever had a start up company that took off? Have you ever met with an investor? Do you have a deck? What would you tell me to do to attract investors? Interested in investing here, click here

How to increase blog traffic — 10 tips and tricks from jbulie’s blog.

Even the what you can't imagine is possible.

If you want your blog or website to succeed — love doing it.

Easy.

I’m sharing with you what I’ve been doing over here to attract visitors and increase blog traffic.

Don’t believe the people who say they get a million visitors a day — or even thousands. They are like kids in a candy shop, typing in numbers. Learn from doing first hand, and ask a blogger friend.

Here are the steps you can take to make your site grow.

1. Get to know your readers. Share.

Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.

I’ve learned that they come from all over the world and different backgrounds and ages.

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From Pauline to Helen Gurley Brown: She is an unsung, deliciously sybaritic, and downright cheeky feminist heroine. She will be sorely and dearly missed.

2. Participate in comments and conversations.

One of the best ways of inviting visitors to your site participate in conversations in the comment sections of blogs you like reading. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve learned a great deal in the comments section of articles.

3. Write good content.

My highest ranked day was when I wrote a piece about motivation and being a better person.

4. Write from the heart.

Talk as if you were speaking to a few good friends. Write about what you care about people are going to be supportive.

5. Make it a goal.

I have also made it a goal to have a lot of visitors so in my free time I read as many articles I can on the subject.

6. Use your real voice.

When I write I like to picture I’m either standing infront of my peers and explaining things simply. Or, I try to imagine I’m writing my sister or mom and telling them how simple it is to make your business grow.

Wishing you flowers today.

7. Enjoy

You guys might have noticed how much I love to play around with my readers. I enjoy writing. I write to share, to learn and to enrich the lives of the people around me.

8. Add extra value, then go the extra mile.

Using the principles explained by Napolean Hill, the more you give, the more you receive. It’s so easy to get great feedback — just give of yourself.

You are one person writing, right? Well, there are lots of people reading so the ratio is just immense. Give of yourself and you get back so much from some many people. I strive to constantly go the extra mile and provide excellent quality in all my endeavors.


9. Be inspiring.

You can be inspiring, funny wonderful, full of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then I do. I know you got this. You can do it!

We all have the ability to push ourselves to learn and make our lives better. You can do it. I believe in you.

10. Pay it forward.

Without my visitors, I’d just be here talking to my cat. She’s a good listener.

In the mean time, I am giving away a free traffic building mini course here. I would love to see you there.

Please answer these questions:

  1. Do you have a business, is it online?
  2. What makes your heart happy?
  3. Do you have a blog? Do you enjoy writing.

Thanks.

xo

46 Ways to be a Better Person

Every day FLOWERS!
Hello you.

Here’s a quick list that will get your started on having a nicer day now. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

1. Take a deep breath now, hold it as long as you can. Count to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, release, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and now another.

2. OK, two more deep breaths. Relax.

3. Concentrate on this word <> and close your eyes and take another two deep breaths, in through your nose out through your mouth.

4. Meditate. Concentrate on your third eye and just be peaceful. You can stop reading this! It’s okay!

5. Slow down. Try moving slowly.

6. Start each day as Gandhi did: Be the change you want to see.

7. Look for ways to help others.

It almost always seems impossible until it's done. ♡
It almost always seems impossible until it’s done.x♡o

8. Treat yourself great.

9. Be your own friend.

10. Go to the mirror and make funny faces.

11. Make yourself and/or a friend a nice cup of tea or coffee.

12. Take a long walk without music or distractions.

13. Clean. Go left to right, it works.

14. Be young in your heart.

15. Hug a tree.

16. Jump on one leg. Now the other. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

17. Spin like a child with your eyes closed. Do this in your mind’s eye. Or for real.

18. Hug someone. Even yourself.

Photo Credit: T. Basil19. Next time you see someone on facebook that’s down, get involved. Try sending links, messages.  Or, how about a phone call?

20. Write something.

21. Be inspirational.

22. Forgive yourself.

23. Push yourself to be a little bit better.

24. Count to ten before reacting, or better yet, just let it slide.

25. Pet an animal.

26. Turn off the tv.

27. Sell something.

28. Give something away to charity.

29. Treat yourself to a something special.

30. Take a nice long relaxing bath or shower.

31. Bake.

32. Organize.

33. Make a list of three things you don’t want to do then do them.

34. Eat well. How’s a salad sound for your next meal? A big one!

35. Exercise.

36. Take a risk with love.

37. Write a message to someone wall saying thank you for being there.

38. Enjoy this moment.

39. Listening to affirmations.

40. Shine the light that God has given you.

41. Tell someone you love them.

42. No matter what your age, dream — even big if you’d like.

43. Remember a moment when you were blissful. Hold on to it.

44. Accept yourself for exactly who you are.

45. Send a REAL letter in the mail.

46. Give yourself a little break.

Thanks for reading and have a great day. I believe in you. I do.

In the comment section, I’d like to know what you can hear, smell and feel in this exact moment. What is around you? I can hear boys playing, the washing machine spinning and a distant car passing.

6 reasons my blog readers rock. ❒ ~ check ✔

Yes. You.

Welcome back visitors for yet another pot of freshly brewed hot blog copy, using homegrown partially recycled pure grounds. Whatever that means.

Blog copy. Try saying that ten times fast.

I wanted to start off by saying I’ve had a few readers who have been such loyal blog followers leaving comments, hitting the facebook ‘like’ button, encouraging me.

I thank you for being my constant inspiration. Believe it or not, some of you wonderful readers have sent me long inspiring letters AND super cool REAL presents. That’s just too cool.

Now my readers are going to ask What does blog copy mean? Then they are going to ask me what fresh brewed has to do with blog copy. I’ll have to send them to an expert because I have no idea.ha ha

I’m digging myself quickly into a hole on this post. I can feel it spiraling down.  I still have friends who don’t know what blog means.

Note to self.  Should I start calling it an online journal?

❀ I know you are there. I can see you and it makes me happy and sad all at the same time.
❀ It’s okay to take a break. ❀

1. I love my readers. Some of them I have known for ages and others are new. They continue to inspire me to write.

They tell me nice things like you never know Julie, maybe you will make someone’s lives better. They say things like they love to read my blog. I don’t know if that counts though because it was probably my mom. 😉

2. I love writing. To me writing gets my thoughts on the page and out of my head. Yesterday while shopping with my kids I sat down and wrote a list of 15 things I had to do. I felt overwhelmed and getting my list on the page made me feel like I could accomplish it. I’m just taking baby steps one at a time. Stay with me folks.

3. The more I give the more I receive. My friendships have been growing steadily and so is my reader base. I feel like I have never learned so much about life, love, laughter and people as I have in the last couple of months since sharing my life with others.

I had a lot of fears to overcome. I think we all get used to talking to our inner circle of friends or to ourselves we think that if we wrote it for all the world to see we would be drastically made fun of.

4. My learning curve is out of control. The minute I hit the publish button on my first blog entry most of you know I couldn’t sleep. I thought, Oh great, delete, delete, delete. My husband is currently worried about me because it has been almost all consuming.

I just read. I want to know what makes a blog successful so I just click away. Luckily I’ve been super peaceful and smiling.

I'll forgive you. ´¯`»¸¸.·☆
It’s a new day and new dawn and I’m feeling good.´¯`»¸¸.·☆

I’m not so certain that spending more time online is a good thing though.

I have always sustained that a to be happy in life you have to find a balance of work and pleasure.

I’ll give you an example. Say you are successful. I ask you how you are spending your days. Are you spending them alone or with other people? What percentage of your time are you dedicating to your family, to your work, to entertainment?

How much of your time are you dedicating towards being a good person, toward helping others? How much of your time are you dedicating toward making yourself a better person?

As my best friend says it’s the doing that makes the difference. In writing and sharing, I’m a do-er not a be-er. Note to self: don’t forget to hyphenated the word be-er.

This chick is so cool. She's thinking about you. ❀
I can see you. Just tell me everything is going to be okay. It will! ´¯`»¸¸.·☆

5. People are curious. I think one of the reasons people are reading this now is because they want to know what my life is like. I think I should write more about that. I’ll tell you. I spend a lot of time with my family, cleaning, cooking, writing, drawing,  a lot of time with my friends – as much as possible and the major part of my time taking care of life.

6. I push myself to succeed. I strive for excellence. I strive for peace. I model good behavior. I strive to be a better person. I’m crazy scared that I’m going to bomb in front of all of my peers so I’m doing all I can do to make this great.

I know it’s not. But like I tell my kids, I’m not a great mom, I’m not even a good mom, but I do try. I make it a goal. I know they know that. Making it a goal shows you care. I tell them I love them every day so many times. They know the story because I tell it to them every night before they go to bed.

I tell them I love them more than the moon, more than the stars, and more than all of the oceans.

Tell people you love that you love them. I don’t think you can ever say that enough. Be the change you want to see. Be inspiring. You think you don’t know how? I’ll give you a start. Smile at someone you don’t know. Live your life with passion. Pursue excellence. Take care of yourselves.

Twitter Facebook Faceoff ► Which one do you prefer? #ff @jbuliesblog

You want to know why my Grandpa was famous? For fixing things. They said, if Norman can't fix it, it can't be fixed.
Hello!

I’m thinking about my friends clicking in here from all over the world. How awesome is the world wide web? Shout out to the www.

Hello World Wide Web.

Today I’m talking about twitter and how hard it is to understand as least for someone like me.

I’ve had some great great comments on my facebook page. Facebook rules by the way. Twitter, well, it’s new all new to me.

Go facebook, go!

I got comments about how to use twitter since it’s such an enigma for me. David Letterman figured it out by getting a laptop and one of his techies to turn on his twitter page so he can update it during the show.

If David Letterman can use twitter, certainly I can do it too. Right?
Continue reading “Twitter Facebook Faceoff ► Which one do you prefer? #ff @jbuliesblog”

‘Let’s eat Grandma!’ or ‘Let’s eat, Grandma!’ Punctuation saves lives.

Why not?

tumblr_n8ax1mKPhG1r4dhkuo1_500Hi guys and welcome back. Thanks for dropping in.

Do you often check your stats?

I was humbled when doing my internet research and came across blogs that have a reported reader base of 300,000. I was so excited about my first 1,800. I went into the kitchen and told my husband. He was lovely and supportive. He said Julie, give it a chance, you have only just started.

Time to reflect.
Time to reflect.

He’s absolutely right.

I am reminded to thank God for my many blessings.

I spend a lot of time figuring out the basics, how to choose a picture, how to get my categories and my archives visible.

There’s a lot of behind the scenes work going on that I don’t know if my reader is aware of.

Here’s a little appreciation going to the behind the scenes workers at this blog. Someone needs a little love and a hug today.

Some people added me to their lists of blogs they like to read — this brought new visitors. Thank you. It is a nice friendly surprise — sort of like a present you didn’t expect.

More Readers Comments.

Be young. Go ahead do something impossible. Could anything be more sweet?

Most comments are super supportive and positive. Thank you! A guy left a comment saying anyone anyone writes their biography in the third person is a dork.

I deleted it. I reserve that right for people I truly love like my sister, my husband and my best friend who call me Mutt, Monkey, Jules™, JulieBulie™ and JB™.

Each Word You Say Represents Who You Are

Often when my friends use questionable language. I sometimes give them a tiny note, a wink and a smile.

You can do it!
Give.

They say, It’s not my fault!

I told the sweet and smart people I’m going to buy you a shirt and write It’s not my fault on it for the amount of times I’ve heard that.

I love that they have added me to their facebook accounts and include me in their lives. Hi guys! 🙂

They gave me a couple of toys to play with at school: a spinner top, a stand up figurine as big as my index finger and a poofy top pen.

Smiles. Silliness. Wonder.

Everything is going to be okay. Really!

Life is Participation.

I walked into class and some of my students noticed I got a new hair cut. They gave me compliments. I think were sincere. Although at the moment my hair is getting really long.

I’ve learned so many things from people and living lately. I would say the number one thing I have learned is how to be a nicer person.

I mean it. I surround myself by lovely people and I thank you for being here right now in this minute reading these words. Hi! Welcome.

I’m Still Smiling.

I received a ton of stuff from my loved ones. Thank you so much. They continue to spoil me. I don’t know what I have done to deserve such wonderful treatment but I try to be humble and thankful.

My kids got a lot of clothes, toys and candy. I get love.

We talk about health, not smoking and going the extra mile – and flossing, how knowledge will make you a better people. We talk about how making decisions now effect the rest of our lives.

Miro. Ha!

I feel privileged to be a writer and a teacher to talk to them and to you too. I’m also enjoying every beautiful minute of this glorious day.

Thank you.

I know I got through to my class because they got real quiet and started listening, eyes transfixed.

We talked about health we talked at length about existentialism, fatalism and Christianity and dreams. They get it. Kids are smart. They are our future.

As always, I hope this finds you well, happy, lucky and in love. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and visit. Have a great day.

 by Julie Angelos

Be inspirational. Be inspired. Note to self: Try. And smile. Everything is going to be all right.

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Hello hello!  Julie here, and my entire team has been buzzing with excitement…

We opened the doors to the CYOSP Program this morning…

And the phone, live chat, and Facebook messages have been coming in super fast!

People are rushing to get one of the remaining BONUS 1-on-1 “CYOSC” calls… before they’re GONE.

The first 10 slots with me were grabbed almost instantly…

However, there are still spots available to get a bonus 30 minute 1-on-1 call with my “New”, “Basic”, or “Expert” advisors.

Spots are filling up quickly.

So if you’re thinking about joining the Create Program…

Now is the time to grab your “one-on-one” spot so we can review your strategy and get you moving forward quickly.

==> Go grab a spot before they’re gone!

All the best!

Julie

10 Insider Tips To Start Your Day Off Right

1) Put your best foot forward.

Regardless of how many mistakes you have made in the past today is a new day. Just by making a decision now, you can make your dreams come true by believing in yourself. Think of the adage of the train who said I think I can I think I can.

Before you know it you can overcome any obstacles.

2) Overcome obstacles.

It’s all about the way you view them. There is always a good side to every story. When a door closes a window opens. What could be good? Opportunity. The world is your oyster. There are infinite possibilities. Look at your obstacles as stepping stones to your future.

3) The world is your oyster.

God gave us this wonderful life so we could live it to it’s fullest. Now is your opportunity to live life to its fullest, love and learn.

4) Make attainable goals.

Simplicity

Out with the lists of stopping smoking, losing weight and getting rid of old habits. In with the lists of positive choices. Choose a healthy lifestyle that includes rest, relaxation, good food, exercise, abundance, lots of water and happiness. Make your goals to be state driven.

That means desiring what you have.

Set yourself up to play a winning game.

5) Have state driven goals.

It’s not the money that makes us happy, it’s what that money can buy. Let’s just jump over this hurdle and stop wanting more money. Start to have happiness in the terms of joy, love and peace of mind. You have all that you need in this moment.

6) Be the change you desire in the world.

Instead of complaining about what is wrong, start finding what is right and then start acting how you want to be. Decide to avoid any self negative talk. Your mind can hear you and it might just believe what it hears.

7) Model good behavior

So your not perfect, neither am I. But I do try. I set myself out to be the best I can be. At times I don’t know what good behavior is like so I find someone who I think is doing it right and I try to do it just like them.

*8) Be sensible my dear child

Get a good night’s sleep, drink lots of water, do some exercise, eat well and hug someone.

One thing I’ve learned is to moderate behavior. Make good choices because you think they are sensible, not based on desire. Be thankful for what you have and try to want less.

9) Go green.

Go green.

Start talking about recycling and then do it. Start dividing your trash into paper, plastics, glass and organic waste and then deposit them in the appropriate bins.

10) Laugh

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Dedicate some time of your day to things that make you happy, like love, family and friends.

Remember, live life with passion as if it were your last and first day. Live life as you were looking through the eyes of a child. All things are possible through God.

What do you think? What would be your insider tip to having a good life? I would love it if you left me your ideas in the comment section below. Thanks!

How my guidance counselor changed my life.

Be inspiring!
Be inspiring!
Today

I’m going to write about a situation that happened when I was 16.

I was just your average girl going to school trying to make my way through. I excelled, or at least I like to try to think I did.

Nah, who am I kidding. I got by. My aim was always an A grade for excellent, but I think I sometimes went too fast on some of my math quizzes.

My dear teacher caught onto this and would look me in the eye and smile while correcting me. Id get frustrated with myself and try to apologize to him. He would tell me not to worry and tried to make sure my mistakes didnt make me want to stop learning.

   I’m still so thankful to him.

But Ive already written a post about him because he was my favorite teacher.

Regardless this little ditty has to do with how information on a casual day at school changed my life.

Figure it out. Figure it out. If you can’t figure it out, well then I suggest you find a way to figure it out.

Point A to Point B, Julie. Get there. Im trying! Stick with me!

So here is the story is how my guidance counselor changed my life:

Every day FLOWERS!
Every day flowers.

I’m a high school junior on the swim team. I am the class president and in advanced math classes.

I’m working my summers at the theme park at the main gate.

I spend my free time hanging out with friends on the quad lunch area during our 10:15a break.

Im the scorekeeper at basketball games.

One day, Im sitting in math class and I get called by someone who says I had an appointment with Dr. C who is our school guidance counselor.

My first thought was that I was in trouble for something I had done wrong.

Instead, I walk into a small office with a scattered desk and the nicest smiling person you could ask for.

He asks me, “So, Julie, have you thought about where you are going to go to university?”

Um, no, I mutter.

Well you know, he tells me, junior year is when you take your SAT tests and next year you are going to have to get your applications in.

Have you got your applications?

I’m like, What?

He says, Well, have you thought about private or public university?

I knew my parents weren’t going to pay for my university so that left if anything, public or state funded.

Then Dr. C hands me two packets that were California State University applications. He explained that there were two state systems: the California State University group and the University of California group. Each  group had about 20 campuses in different cities.

He gave me the examples. And a map. And a packet.

What changed my life about that conversation is that I was now empowered with information — information that was life changing.

I read the packet front to back.

I went back to class and asked my friend if he knew that it was time to take SAT tests and apply to university. Of course he knew.

Didn't everyone?

I sat for my SATS. Get it? That’s a pun 😉

The exams were difficult. I should have studied harder for them. That’s okay.

Then came summertime. I decided to go visit some universities on my own.

I chose four. I got in my car and off I went — alone of all things.

I visited Humbolt, Berkeley, San Louis Obispo, and San Francisco State. On another trip I visited San Diego State University, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara State University.

I chose San Jose State University mostly because I liked the feel and I loved the old Ivy Bell Tower. Also, there was a well known journalism and marketing program — the only specialization in marketing at that time.

Northern California is cool too. Shout out to my no cal friends.

So that’s my story today. Not too big of one, just a little one. I’m not trying to tell you what to do. I’m just saying that today I’m grateful that I was called into a meeting with a counselor who gave me information that later handed me a future.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for stopping in. You know I appreciate it.

Also I would like you to know I paid my way through University working part time jobs.  I am proud of that because I met a lot of students whose parents were paying.

Pay it Forward

I’d like to know what your experience has been. Did you go to University? Have you ever met by chance a person who offereed you information that changed the course of your life? Did you find that going to a university or not made a difference to you? Do you think this information could be valuable to any high school students that you know? Can you copy it for them and send them a link? Please leave your comment here or share. Thanks.

My love affair with Apple, Mac and highest regards for Steve Jobs. ♥ ❒ Check ✔

♥ Why is it called Apple? Mouse over this picture to see.
It just works.

It started when I was working in the 80s at ComputerLand. I was hired by my mom’s friend the year after I had graduated high school. She hired me to be her assistant.

We sold IBM PCs to banks. There were no hard drives or memory on computers in those days. We saved our data on something called a 5 1/4 inch floppy disc.

One beautiful day a cute square box with an apple on it arrived that changed our lives. I got to open it. That was truly an exciting memory.

This is the first Mac that came out around 1984 I believe.
My very first computer purchase ~ the Mac Classic. I walked out of the SJSU Spartan Student Store with this in a box in 1986. It seems like yesterday.

It was the 1984 Macintosh also called the Mac Classic. We opened it up and I saw my first mouse. I couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream come true, someone, thank you Steve Jobs, had revolutionized the computer.

We had three programs to play with: a version of Word called MacWrite, a graphics program called MacPaint and solitaire.

Do any of you guys remember Wordstar? It was pre-word and used on IBM computers. Basically, you had to type a command-U before underlining and a command-U after the words to stop underlining. If you forgot the second command, your entire page would be underscored.

Bwah Ha ha ha.
That’s nerd humor for you.

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I hung out with the technicians. We got to open backs of computers and change mother boards and printer adapters. Fun stuff yet thoroughly educational and enjoyable. One day my friend Keary programmed a tiny musical symphony.

Why I love Apple and Mac Computers.

In 1986, after working at IBM, I bought my first Mac Classic at the student store at San Jose State University. The price was US$999. It was a bit of a novelty among my friends but me and my roommate got all of our reports done and WE COULD EDIT THEM.

Does anyone remember using white out on paper on a typewriter?

After university, I got my first job at big company in Los Angeles. There again, it was Mac all the way. To date, I have had and worked on

For my younger readers: This is what a computer screen looked like before there was a MOUSE!
For my younger readers: This is what a computer screen looked like before there was a MOUSE! See the Alt? Hold that with the U to start underlining! bwah ha ha ha, nerd humor again!

Macintosh ~ 1984
Apple IIgs ~ 1986
Macintosh LC 1990
Power Macintosh ~ 1994
Powerbook ~ 1996
iMac ~ 1998
Macbook ~ 2007
iphone – 2010

Talk about brand loyalty. The most difficult time in my life is when I moved to Europe in 1995 and couldn’t get support for my Powerbook to get my email going. I survived through it though. Europe has only embraced Apple in the last few years.

What I love about Macs?

Design. Intelligence. Font choice. The smile when you boot. User friendliness. The cool factor. That I have another mac or Apple and plan on getting more.

Thank you Steve Jobs and God bless.

How about you? Just how much do you love your Apple products? Are you loyal to any ONE brand?

Plug this into your cockpit.
ipad will replace books, in my humble opinion.

Also, I’ve never agreed with people who say Mac is just used for designers. I think ANYONE would love a mac product. Also I JUST had a long conversation how the ipad will revolutionize reading. I believe it will. I see kids with backpacks weighing 20 pounds and I get it big time.

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How and Why I Self Published a Book

I remember one day sitting at a trade show booth in Las Vegas with my awesomely successful and lovely sister. Clients would come up to us and ask if we had any number of objects from Velco to copies, to faxes to signs.

We’d look at each other with a knowing smile, pretend to bend down and change hats.

One hat said Designer, one said Electrician, on said Copy Girl. Today my hat says Blog Writer.

i shall be calm in this moment. ♡
i shall be calm in this moment. ♡

I think that flexibility in skills in today’s marketplace is absolutely key to being successful.

One day I decided to write a book. It was so easy. I was sitting next to my fire while my family was either watching TV or playing cards and I was surfing the internet for interesting things to read.

Then I thought to myself, hey, if that person can write a blog or publish a book, then what is stopping me. So I did. I opened a blank document up and started to type. Before I knew it I was looking at my guide book called Zero to Blog.

Basically, it explains why I started a blog and how easy it is for you to do the same.

The steps I took to get my book available to the public were so easy. After you type up your book, you just need to design a cover. I had read about lulu.com where you can upload a book and name your price. I think I make half of book sales. I can’t remember exactly.

I designed the cover according to their requirements. They needed the cover to be a certain exact size, so I did that following their directions.

Then, all I had to do was upload it and there you go. I linked it to my blog so anyone who is interested can download it.

You don’t know actually need any authorization or approval from anyone in particular in order to write or sell a book.

You just do it.  Simple, right?

I also like to go the extra mile so I’m sharing some adjectives here you can use to spice up your writing. Have fun and let me know how your projects come along.

Here are 9 rockstar blog words for dummies smart people.

1) On Fleek  If you don’t quite get it, neither do I. I am almost sure it’s just a good word. I love people just like to say it. If you know why they do, please tell me. 🙂

2) Life Hacks I’ve noticed a lot of the seriously smart blogging blogs are using Life Hacks in a positive way. Life Hacks offer simple solutions to every day problems.

3) Wicked As old as this seems I’m still coming across Wicked in in well written headlines. It’s still works. At least on East Coast it was big when I was a wee tot. On the west coast we used a little bit more surf slang. You tell me, do people still use this? I try to use words that I say. I’d never say killer buzz words. It sure looks good in a title though, doesn’t it?

So I heard you been jammin’ down some gnarly tunes on your guitar?

That is just so wrong on so many levels. This gem was offered up last summer at a barbeque.

Be a free thinker.

4) Zen Whether it’s Zen Motorcycles or Zen Journey or Zen Habits people love anything that will make their lives more zen like. It’s an art. It conjurs up images of peace. Oaahhhhhmmmmmmm.

5) Simplicity I like any website that promises a simpler better life. I remember reading one day less is more. Or was it every day one thing less? My goal in my life is to get everything put away before I die. One thing less. Simple Life, Simple Pleasures, Simple simpleness. Simplify your life. It’s simple.

6) Social Media I don’t truly love this term. I bought a book at a garage sale in Pacific Palisades, California from a nice lady. I wanted to keep in touch with her so I asked her if she was on facebook. She said, no I don’t like social media. It was the first time I heard the word. Now it seems to be everywhere and growing. I still can’t use it in a sentence though.

Take the road less travelled.

7) Non Conformity If we are living parallel lives as avatars in another planet, I think we’d all be driving Prius’s and living in solar powered houses. The idea of non conformity offers you the possibility of changing your life for the better by choosing to do what you love.

Be a non conformist. Be a free thinker. Turn off the news. Get informed. Read. Stay informed. Make up your own mind.

~8)  Trending It seems like people say Trending and then whatever new thing is out. I don’t know because I’m not trending anything!

*9) Boomz Thanks to one of my super cool blog writer friends like Tiny Island who shares with us some Singaporean coolness from their beauty girl Ris Low. I love they they just have fun and play with language. I used to do this when I was a little girl. I wonder why I no longer do. That’s just Boomz {hands out}.

It’s time for reader input ~ what are your thoughts?

What do you think? I think these words are on their way out: Dude, Alternative, Rad, Stoked, Factoid, Gnarly, Social Media and SEO. Those are lame in my opinion.

I think these words are up and coming: Blog, Boomz, Fluffy, My Bad, Hiney, Smile and Nod, Shiny, happiness, writing and Talk to the Hand.

#6 My Amazing Friends also known as MAFSS guest M. Risser

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Running side by side friend.

Run the Hill by guest blogger Michele Risser

Run the hill is a phrase I use when things get hard. Run the hill is focus. Run the hill is determination. Run the hill is tenacity, strength and endurance. Running the hill is the thing you have to do to become a better runner.

On a long stretch of highway you can see the hill, ahead in the distance waiting for your arrival. There are certain things you must do as you approach it. You must unclench your fists and relax your shoulders. You must straighten your back and expand your chest. You must raise your head. Most importantly, you must turn up your music.

Stay focused.

As you begin the ascent, you must find a point just ahead of you to become your mini goal. It may be a crack in the road, a sign or a post, a tree or a flower. All you aim for is that next little goal. It is very important not to look, glance at, or focus on the top of the hill, it is overwhelming.

You must stay focused on your mini goal until you pass it and then hone in on the next crack, tree, post or flower until again you must select a new one.

As your music keeps your pace, as your eyes look forward, as your chest expands to receive oxygen and your head is held up to supply that oxygen, you begin to realize you are running the hill. Little by little, breath by breath, one leg and then the other stepping up, up, up. You are running the hill.

Jumping over obstacles.

Those things in life which are the hardest to do are the things we must do. They make us stronger, more patient, compassionate, they improve us.

They give us the experiences in life which require focus, determination, tenacity and perseverance.

Doing hard things helps us to grow. At times those hard things may seem overwhelming and so you set a mini-goal.

Perhaps solving one problem at a time, improving a fault little by little, mending a relationship, gaining knowledge, overcoming pain, hurt, anger, depression or addiction. One hour at a time, one day at a time, one lesson at a time, one achievement at a time.

Triumph

When you reach the crest of a hill and you know within a minute you are will be at the top, you must push with that one last burst of energy that is hidden deep inside of you, but is always there.

For a brief second, just an instant, you are able to see the view from the top of the hill. The view is glorious, spectacular, breath taking and not because of what you may see, but because of what you feel ~ your moment of triumph.

You will feel your strength, your determination, tenacity and endurance, all of the those characteristics that helped get you to the top of the hill.

You can do it. I believe in you.

Then, you begin to run, down, down. No longer is a mini goal needed. Your breath begins to relax, no need to concentrate on the song to keep pace.

For a moment you have a repose, a rest from the intensity of pushing yourself, from doing something physically and mentally challenging.

Even though you know that there will always be another hill, you immerse yourself in the glory of running without effort. You feel light, you are floating, you are free from the burden of climbing the hill and all you can do is look in wonder and gratitude at what is around you.

You feel like you can fly.

Becoming a stronger you.

We cannot avoid running the hill, we must run it when it is there before us. We must not be discouraged if it not our best run, or our strongest, or fastest or our most successful. Running the hill will be different every time, because all hills are different. The constant lies in us and the tools we use from experience, to make the run bearable, to finish. Remember that each time you run the hill, you become a stronger you.

Run the hill, run the hill, run the hill. It is what I repeat over and over in my mind as I make the climb, both in running and in life.

If you’d like more information about Michele and running you can leave a message here below, contact her on twitter, or contact her on facebook.

 

OOH, I LOVE THIS GIRL. NEW AND SHINY!

Some people have asked if they can send me a gift — are you freakin’ kidding me? Of course you can. Gifts are always welcome and greatly appreciated. New gifts will support: 1) Kiva 2) Me getting out to see my family 3) New paintings 4) You! Because you are awesome. Choose between: She’s funny $10 She’s freakin’ hilarious $20 She’s inspired me $50 Just for fun. $100.00 USD I’ll have what she’s having $500 I’ll drink the koolaid $1,000 Thanks!

MSF

Click on card, it’s free!

Swim away from the cake — updated motivational technique.

Hi friends. Welcome.

I am putting every ounce of myself to becoming a better blogger, writer and communicator.

Swim away from the cake!

More importantly is that I am trying to make a positive change in life.

Thank for visiting if this is your first time here. Welcome back visitors, feel free to leave comments, I truly appreciate them. 

What motivates you?

My best friend kicks my bum in tennis and probably anyone elses. When we were playing at university we were great partners. We spent our time between matches actually doing cartwheels on the court.

We were paired up with a couple of strong guys who were so serious about tennis. One day our coach pulls us aside and assigns us new partners. Not those guys, Not those guys, we chanted — they’d kill us at tennis.

Sure enough, we  found fantastic new partners, the super strong guys.

I’m building bridges here.

Stay with me folks. There IS a reason I’m telling you this.

The reason is this. I like to find what is behind someone’s motivation. Is it someone who comes over, puts your hand on your shoulder, smiles, and says good job, or is the person who gets behind you and yells ‘DO IT!’?

Ti voglio TANTO bene.
Ti voglio TANTO bene.

When I was on swim team in high school, my sister was my best motivator. She’d follow me back and forth across the lanes and scream ‘Go, Go!’ Her coaching strategy was swim toward the chocolate cake and away from the shark.

Just pretend

Be a kid and pretend you are the best. Walk across the room at this moment as if you have a cape on your back, I don’t care if anyone’s watching — all the better. Our mind will literally follow suit.

When my best friend and I were back playing singles tennis, she’d say Julie  — You’re going down with such conviction, I had no other choice then to believe here. Guess what? She usually won. She still does.

The point is, get out there, do your best.

Go! Go! Just get out there and do it! Be the positive change you want to see. That’s all we can ask, isn’t it?

Have a positive mental outlook and a strong belief that you can win. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then, I do. Go!

Have a nice day and thank you for visiting.

Reach for the moon. ☆ If you don’t make it — at least you’ll be in the midst of stars.

When they say you can't, show them differently.
10 x No = YES!

Here is a story I learned when I was young.

There are a bunch of fleas put in a jar. They keep jumping super high. In fact, fleas can jump 60 times their height! The fleas are now in the jar jumping so high so high.

Then someone comes along and puts a cap on the jar. Bump bump bump. The fleas hit their heads. Ouch. They change their behavior and say in a tiny flea voice I will only jump as high as this lid. Ouch ouch ouch.

Then someone comes along and opens the jar. What do you think happens? Do the fleas jump super high or do they jump just as high as the lid?

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ღ ॐ Friedrich Nietzsche ♡

Unfortunately they only jump slightly lower than lid. You know why? They learned they couldn’t jump any higher.

The point of the story is that we are all little fleas that can jump 60 times our height.

You can jump higher.

Please don’t let ANYONE ever tell you that you can’t do something that benefits yourself, humanity, your team or someone you love.

Even better do something for an enemy. Forgive them.

More Peeps?! WT~@#?

 

Surely a vanilla green tea with honey day today.

Tell me when you want me stop talking about this but I have a good number of visitors here. I think that’s unbelievable.

I just don’t know when I am going to get used to thinking I’m talking to more than my husband or children. Still it just floors me. I googled the question How many people visit your blog?

I keep getting referred back to one site and I found an interesting chart saying they get 20,000 visitors per week. I’m not buying it. Maybe they are. I just don’t know of any personally.

I am sure somewhere someone is. If so be brave, come forward, leave a comment. One guy said he got like I don’t know 250 per week when he wrote an iphone review. Probably.

Cough cough cough bull…bull. bologna.

 

Keep Calm and Carry On

Welcome new readers. I hope you become a regular visitor.

The bottom line is I am completely satisfied with the positive feedback I am getting and the steady increase in visitors. Thank you.

Do you like email? I don’t like it so much.

 

What do you think about the box that reads: If you are new you might want to consider adding me onto your email subscription? I wish someone would explain that to me. I personally don’t like email so much.

I do all of my communicating between my friends on facebook. What am I going to do with a HUGE list of emails? Sell them to marketers? No. Why? So they can send me junk mail that I trash?

I’m not going there. Am I wrong in thinking if someone wants to see what I am up to they can go to my site or drop me a line? People know how to bookmark, don’t they? Argh.

The first week I was blogging I added myself as a subscribe to my newsfeed by email button. I kept getting letters from myself and it was awful.

Reach for the moon. If you don’t make it at least your are somewhere amongst the stars.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

Julie

I’m painting pictures in the garden.

Follow your dreams. ॐ
Follow your dreams. ॐ Here I won at a local competition for this painting I entered : )

Hi friends. New visitors welcome.

I’ve been busy in my garden making more paintings. I love them. I found a program online that shows me what they will look like framed under various settings. I’m sharing only one today as I find it’s fairly time consuming.

The painting you see is the one that I entered the contest in in our local town. It was a funny day actually. The way it works is you have to stop by in the morning with a piece of paper, pay the entry fee, I think about $10, and the nice people put a stamp on the back showing it’s a new paper.

Then you have until 3.30 to turn in your finished piece.

The only problem I encountered was time. I had lunch plans that day with my family out of town. At 2p I said I had better get busy.

I flew into my garden, grabbed my paints and started painting. The blank canvas was TRULY overwhelming.

I loved what I painted however. It’s just Italy, porticoes, wine, a table, you know, a swimming pool street.

I won a prize and was honored. When I turned in my painting, it was still wet. I drove to the center of town holding my painting up to my car heater. I signed it right after I parked.

The only catch was I had to give it to the city hall. I’m happy to have done so. I hope you enjoy it.

You can see the link of the event here.


Julie

This is my idea for my flower painting give away. I’m going to make a little video when I get my hair decent, and show you four new paintings I made. Then you will just choose the one you like, leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner. That should work, right?

How to be successful without even trying.

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Develop a love for learning. ♡

If we can all agree that we got here now today thanks to the support of friends and loved ones I think we can also agree that it is also thanks to people who have motivated us.

One of my favorite teachers whom I’m grateful to is a man named Mr. Phil McGreevy. For some reason when I was going into high school I was told there was an experimental math class where ‘bright’ students were going to be experimented on. Like little hamsters. I still consider myself to be lucky that I was chosen to be in this class because the 24 of us had the honor of having the same students with the same teachers for the four years of high school.

Consistency, Relevancy and Going the Extra Mile.

Mr. McGreevy was a great teacher for so many reasons but mostly because he took the time to slowly explain everything from the start to the end. I always felt I could ask him at any time any question with out him getting angry. I loved the way he wrote on the blackboard because he had nice writing. He was consistent because he did things like draw squares around the answers. He also seemed to choose relevant homework.

Even though I had him for four years I remember one day when he asked who was interested in getting straight As – he was offering a Saturday workshop. Like most of my students they’d LOVE to have straight As but for various reasons their grades are all over the board. Most of them do follow what Mr. McGreevy called the Bell curve where he demonstrated that most students lie somewhere in the middle. I always wanted to be one of the students with the As. Maybe if I just did that little bit extra it would pay off.

Pay attention ~ here’s the key.

I attended his class and after doing various exercises and reading he got to the point of the argument. He said,

If

If

If

If you want to get straight As then all you have to do is develop a love for learning.

I was shocked. I was little bit disappointed because I thought he was going to give me the answers to that Friday’s test. I had to love learning?

Who loves learning? We only went to school because we had to. Love learning. That was the key. He was right. I don’t care how many times my mother could tell me about the starving children in Africa who didn’t have shoes or school it still didn’t make me want to study.

I don’t actually remember doing homework although I do remember it was assigned. I’m pretty certain I did it either during another class or before the class started. I’ll have to check with my classmates on that one.

I do agree that the key to learning is to develop a love for learning. I since have gone on to become a teacher. I found something even more important and that is the love of teaching. I truly love being infront of the kids and seeing them smile. I feel like it is an enormous privilege and honor to have this responsibility. I try to do my best with it.

One day I’m going to retire from teaching and just be an American living in Italy with her family and garden. God willing. In the mean time, I’m going to love learning.

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As a leader we offer strategy and infuse vision into teams in all markets.

We foster consistent practices but are also flexible enough to manage unique variances.

Our focus is on buliding new relationships, managing accounts and building loyalty by providing quality experiences for customers.

We develop talent by building a strong team that helps you succeed and enables us to reach and exceed performance goals.

We are able to bridge the worlds of retail, corporate, business development and education by combining vision with field execution to create your success.

* Years of experience managing complex businesses across multiple locations.

* Passion for learning technology and products.

* Multilingual and flexible.

* Disruptive and *Totally scalable.

It’s easy to get in touch.
Personal Blog http://julieangelos.com
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Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I’ve been assigned.

1995 – Current

Communication Manager

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1995 – Current

Experienced Teacher, Publisher and Communications Consultant

University of Bologna, Private and Public Schools

1995 – Current

English Teacher

Ministero Istruzione, Universita’ e Ricerca

2001 – 2004

Technical Consultant

Alma Graduate School – University of Bologna

1987 – 1989

Assistant Media Planner

Ogilvy & Mather

Communication Manager

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In her role of staff writer for a free publication called jbulie’s blog at http://www.julieangelos.com, Julie is in charge of writing clever, or, if not, readable content.

She was also given the task of

• managing many websites and
• updating content and marketing.

To do that she had to

• figure out how to get content, comments and images uploaded in a way that was comprehensive to the reader.

This was done by teaching herself html coding.

Goals included increasing readership and distribution done by fancy letter writing and quick on her toes networking.

Other duties include
• ongoing key clients fundraisers.

Given her previous experience of fundraising for charities and sports organisations she has successfully found first investors for her projects.

In fact, if you ask her, Julie will tell you about the time in high school when she had the ‘brilliant’ idea to sell chocolate to kids. She was casually flipping through a catalogue of fundraising ideas in the Associate Student Body Director’s office when the idea light lit up.

• As class president,

she ordered 200 boxes with the school logo printed on them. To be perfectly honest, she was quite shocked when the 200 boxes containing 20 chocolate bars each actually showed up at her school.

The kids from the school were each then given a box of choclate bars and had to report back to Julie with $40. Mostly, the kids ate the chocolate bars on the same day, but a lot of grandparents, parents, relatives, neighbors and friends were quick to give a helping hand.

Are you an investor?
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Are you a writer? Send writing samples to jangelos1 @ gmail.com

Experienced Teacher, Publisher and Communications Consultant

University of Bologna, Private and Public Schools

English Teacher, Consultant to top level managers, CEOs, founders and entrepeneurs for Liceo Linguistica, The Italian School Board, The British School, Hera, Modern English and more.

Our team focuses on leadership, building successful websites and powerful presentations.

At the University of Bologna we led website design, Italian to English translations and video production. We successfully compiled and completed the complex application process for European Union funding for more than €6m for research projects, including Bio Medical combined with Tech Start-Ups, that are now fully funded.

Consulente ad alto livello per i manager in azienda. Iinsegnante alle scuole pubbliche dal 2004. Insegnante di inglese | privata a partire dal 1995.

Project Manager per l’università di Bologna costruendo siti web. In piu’ abbiamo gestito la richiesta per fondi della commissione dell’unione europee a bruxelles.

Laurea in Scienze della Comunicazione titolo secondario in storia dell’arte presso San Jose State University California facoltà di giornalismo conseguito in 1989 Laurea umanistica preso Glendale
Community College conseguito in 1986 Diploma di maturità Canyon High School.

✯ Madrelingua inglese

✯ Bilingua italiano

✯ Buon conoscenza della lingua francese.

✯ Vincitrice del concorso di arte

✯ Ottimo uso del computer per qualsiasi esigenza

✯ Programmatore di html

✯ Disegnato molti siti web

✯ Blog personale a julieangelos.com

✯ Dirigente squadra di una squadra di baseball

Julie e stata presidente del corpo studentesco al High School (350+ persone) dove è stata eletta ancora piu’ volte.

Autorizziamo il trattamento dei dati personali ai sensi del Decreto Legislativo 30 giugno 2003, n. 196.

English Teacher

Ministero Istruzione, Universita’ e Ricerca

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension
High School English Teacher Liceo Linguistico
Middle School English Teacher Lecturer
Private English Teacher

Technical Consultant

Alma Graduate School – University of Bologna

Technical Consultant

Completion and followed through of complex funding requests for European Union research projects.

Assistant Media Planner

Ogilvy & Mather

Assistant Media Planner

Accounts: Mattel and Microsoft

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

San Jose State University Journalism, Marketing, Languages and Art History

San Jose State University

Journalism, Marketing, Languages and Art History

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Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

University Teaching

Teaching

Public Speaking

Lecturing

Writing

Italian language

Teacher Training

ESL

Social Media

Blogging

Leadership

Classroom Management

Classroom

Marketing

Educational Leadership

Italian

Social Networking

Marketing Communications

Web Design

Inspiration

Sports

Social Media Marketing

Management

Editing

Marketing Strategy

Digital Media

Advertising

Email Marketing

Event Planning

Research

Fundraising

Digital Marketing

Communication

Public speaking

Social media

Blog

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

“”I’ve been working with Julie for over a year. As a member of her team, I find that she’s funny, creative and dynamic — always coming up with new ideas. I can highly recommend her.””

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Reporting Live — Rested from My Seaside Vacation

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✩ ♥ ❀ be a better person ✩

I just now am relaxing down to write about my latest vacation days at the beach with my family, old and new friends. I spent twelve total days at Marina di Ravenna on the Italian Adriatic Coast. Also, I had four visitors come by to keep me and da boyz company that included two great friends from Bologna, and my husband and mother in law when they weren’t working.

How do you feel about camping? Do you like to have your vacation in a five star hotel, at the lake waterskiing, or do you prefer camping? I think camping for kids is a great experience. As adults, I think we get used to our comforts.

Since I walked into my home only three hours ago, I have what I call fresh eyes on the entire vacation. Even though we had a fantastic time, this is one of those vacations when you kiss the floor when you walk into your house.

all work and no play makes jb a dull boy ✿ ♫

I joked a couple of weeks ago because I said I won’t be too sad about not going to California this summer because I’m consoling myself going to the Italian Riviera. I got a couple of laughs out of that. Now I’m going to give you the entire story, the good, the bad, the heat.

The good.

I finished two books. Yay! I love to read. I finished The Power of Now by Eckhart Toole and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Both were excellent. I came home to some great news.

love and friendship have no limits. ╰☆╮
you inspire me ╰☆╮¤°.¸¸.´¯`»¸¸.·☆ Thx Tana!

For one, my friend Tana has dedicated a blog article to me and I love her for that, so sweet. Another friend of mine, Liz, bless her heart, sent me the film Julie & Julia because she knows I don’t get to see films here for months after they come out.

Next time, when I go on vacation, hopefully I won’t have to be without internet for five days. I didn’t bring my camera, because quite frankly I had enough on my mind caring for two rather small kids.

Okay. The trip.

We went to a place called Marina di Ravenna which is found straight east of here. You can drive it in about an hour. We stayed at my mother in law’s camp ground that is private. BUT there is NO running water in the camper, or better yet, no drainage. Well, there is running water, but I didn’t use it because I didn’t want to empty the containers by hauling waste. Yikes!

The GREAT parts.

I like to think of six impossible things before breakfast. ✿ ♫
I like to think of six impossible things before breakfast. ✿ ♫

We were walking distance to the beach that took no more than five minutes. My mother in law has a reserved umbrella set up with two chaise lounges available for the summer season.

Who is coming to keep me company?

The nonna is working so she has left the camp site to our complete disposition. That is so overwhelmingly nice of her.

Here in Italy, the kids have entertainment. The way it works is that you can leave your kids with counselors at the camp ground park 10 to noon and four to six. I never did though, except yesterday when my kids did some coloring.

In the evening around 9:00 p.m. there is music and dancing. The kids love this because they are free to roam around the camp ground. Literally, I think there were about fifty kids running around playing hide and seek. They found some cats. They exchanged t shirts. They made friends. They played endlessly.

The WORST part.

There was no running water. Or, as I said, I didn’t use the running water in the camper. That meant to brush our teeth we had to walk about three minutes down the gravel path to a common bathroom. Sure, it was super clean and organized but I just hated having people look at me while I brushed my teeth. I ended up brushing in the camper. Ugh.

It wasn’t so easy to get my kids to brush either.

Great

The Adriatic sea water was clean, salty ~ the air good for you. The kids got a little inflatable boat and spent hours upon hours playing in the light waves while I read.

Bad

There was too much sun and I don’t like being tan. I seriously don’t like being out in the sun too long. I stayed in the shade as much as possible worrying about my kids getting too much sun.

Great

Watching my boys being brothers. I cannot emphisize how happy that makes my mother’s heart. My little guys were playing billiards together, helping each other. Every time I look, they are together. We all spent HOURS on bikes. That was super cool because there was a shady bike path.

Overall

A nice Italian vacation on the coast? Well, why not. I liked it. I just have certain things I cannot live without, like internet, like my washer dryer, like running water, like a cool place to hang my hat.

Next time

Time share of course. I married a man with a time share. We still have two or three more weeks of vacation coming up and love my honey, we get four and five star treatment from here on in. Yay. We plan on going to the mountains to cool off and to Umbria that is just striking.

Well, thanks for reading, thanks for your comments.

My question to you is this. Camping? Can you take it? Does it build character? Best holiday? Worst holiday? Any stories you care to share are appreciated.

Julie

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We help friend start blog earning 800 new visitors in first 2 days.

I don’t think I can find one person out there who can argue that the launch of Tana’s blog, From Kenya with Love was a complete success.

This is a clear case of the student jumping leaps and bounds over the teacher. That’s what I mean when I say that the learning is in the doing. I learn from you. It’s hard to explain, but here goes.

She told be that before she got to page 53 of my blog book that she had published her blog.

That’s when the journey began. The two of us have been laughing, publishing, growing and sharing. I hope you are joining us for the fun and thinking about how you too are going to start your blog.

Why did Tana’s blog get 800 visitors in the first two days it was up?

I’ll tell you exactly why.

1) She read my downloadable book Zero to Blog.
2) She took a risk.
3) She’s funnier than heck, sometimes silly too.
4) She tells REAL stories from the heart that are changing lives.

Can we all just have a group hug and say, well done?

laughed so hard

In my cool skype interview with her that lasted a couple of hours I found out some truly amazing information about what it is like to live in Africa.

I think she might have learned something about living in Italy.

Here’s the roundup.

♥ Some people pay $100,000 bucks for a Safari.

♥ It’s dangerous as you want it to be. Like when I moved to Italy and everyone said watch out for your purse. They say the same about Americans. It’s just fear guys. Don’t let it stop you from living.

Like any country you learn where to go and where not to, there is crime everywhere in the world. That should not stop you.  Just learn how to protect yourself, listen to your instincts.  You get to know yourself even better by putting yourself out there. It is an amazing world with colourful people and wildlife.

♥ My sweet long blonde haired blue eyed goddess, single mom of three equally beautiful daughters had a charmed life that I think it is fair to say we can all envy. She GREW up with a lion raised in captivity, named Zamba.

She also suffered the heart ache and loss that comes with that intense love, I can only imagine.

♥ We spoke about how wonderful animals are for therapy, especially used for kids in schools. The way it works is the kids spend time with the animals and bond. I’d like to explain it better but I think you get the point.

♥ Her pops ~ I looked her dad up on wikipedia. Her dad, Frank Helfer, wrote a few books and I cannot wait to read them. Here’s all the info about her dad’s books and him.

♥ Tana and I have had a couple of fans. We love our fans. We worry when they go over board. She’s been in magazines such as Teen, People and TV Guide. I haven’t.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and are inspired to share it.

There were a whole lot of other things Tana and I talked about like how teachers have can make or break students. I thank God at the moment for the cool teacher who wrote ‘Excellent’ on my essay when I was ten. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

As always, blog writers write for comments. Please leave your two cents below. Actually, to me, your comments are even worth at least five cents. Check your mailboxes for your checks. 😉

~ Julie of jbulie’s blog

100 lists challenge writers, clear thoughts, inspire and motivate. Just like that.

Serving a fresh brewed pot of hot delicious blog content for your reading pleasure.

Here is my 2nd list of 100. My first was my first blog post in October. The idea is to get all of your thoughts on the page. There are only two rules. The first is to start all entries with the number 100. The 2nd is to write it all out in one sitting. I made it only to 80 then took a break before coming back to finish and edit.

Frills.

The reason this works is that it brainstorms to get all of your thoughts on the page. Then the benefit is that everyone can write a list and one day you can expand on one of your ideas. Or maybe someone else will. Also it provides a nice story of where you are in your life today.

1. 100 new ideas.
2. 100 reasons I love to blog.
3. 100 smiles.
4. 100 things I’d like to do right now.
5. 100 students who make me laugh.
6. 100 best paintings.
7. 100 pages.
8. 100 sweet things.
9. 100 rooms.
10. 100 fears of change.

11. 100 reasons change is good.
12. 100 comments on 100 blogs.
13. 100 best all time films.
14. 100 best all time books.
15. 100 times over.
16. 100 songs I love.
17. 100 books to read.
18. 100 ways to motivate you now.
19. 100 ways to write new rules.
20. 100 students who are going to ask me why.

21. 100 calls to my mom.
22. 100 beautiful people inside and out.
23. 100 friends I’ve reconnected with.
24. 100 best cities to visit.
25. 100 new words to learn.
26. 100 jokes.
27. 100 tickles for my kids.
28. 100 dinners I’d like to try cooking.
If. I. had. the. time. and. the. desire.
29. 100 ways to learn to love cooking.

30. 100 things I wish I knew before starting this blog.

31. 100 excuses I’ve heard.
32. 100 excuses I’ve made.
33. 100 places to publish your work.
34. 100 days on a cruise.
35. 100 animals I’d like to hold.
36. 100 kids who need help now.
37. 100 places who could use your help now.
38. 100 ways I’ve learned to give.
39. 100 ways to be generous.
without. spending. a. cent.

40. 100 ways to improve your writing.
41. 100 colors on my paintings.
42. 100 flowers in my garden.
waiting. for. spring. to. come.
43. 100 sounds in a symphony.
44. 100 yoga stretches.
45. 100 people I love.
46. 100 random thoughts.
47. 100 deep breaths.
48. 100 apples on 100 trees.
49. 100 places to go running.
50. 100 blogs to read.

51. 100 reasons writing a 100 list works.
52. 100 people who have influenced me.
53. 3 people who have influenced me most.

Be inspiring.

54. 100 dinners to serve.
55. 100 reasons I’m happy to be involved in community projects.
56. 100 quotes to sprinkle around.
57. 100 voices that sound like vanilla cinnamon.
58. 100 best metaphors.
59. 100 file folders neatly organized.
60. 100 stories in the news I hardly believe.

61. 100 great motivational words like inspire and empower.
62. 100 babies who are all grown up.
63. 100 adults who act like kids.
64. 100 years of happiness.
65. 100 types of love.
66. 100 upside down tickles.
67. 100 silly memories from my childhood.
68. 100 years of solitude.
69. 100 things I wish my teachers told me.
70. 100 things my teachers taught me.

simplicity

71. 100 sports that make you strong.
72. 100 best all time athletes.
73. 100 best cities to live in.
74. 100 best quotations.
75. 100 best bible versus.
76. 100 best all time gadgets.
77. 100 things to give to charity.
78. 100 top wines.
79. 100 cool things to write on the back of sweat pants.
80. 100 all time best you tube videos.

81. 100 words that can change lives.
82. 100 minute lunch break.
83. 100 minute work out.
84. 100 best nature walks.
85. 100 countries in need.
86. 100 reasons to thrive today.
87. 100 pieces of wood to stack.
88. 100 ways to be a better person.

89. 100 people who are reading this.
90. 100 favorite restaurants.

91. 100 ways to cook potatoes.
92. 100 different sports.
93. 100 miracles.
94. 100 stories to tell.
95. 100 people who have linked me to their site.
96. 100 uplifting positive things to say.
97. 100 people making a difference in this world.
98. 100 things to do before I die.
99. 100 ways to be excellent.
100. 100 discoveries.

101. 100 ways to go the extra mile.
102. 100 things to learn.
103. 100 toys.
104. 100 best cars ever.
105. 100 of my favorite stories.
106. 100 kinds of spices.
107. 100 ways to make cookies.
108. 100 ways to cook vegetables.
109 100 gallons of water.
110. 100 trips to Florence.

Like I said, I like to put in a little big extra. That’s why I wrote a little bit more.

Hope you are well. Thanks for visiting.