Friday, 31 December 2010

A Twitteringly Good Year

imageThis year (just over 12 hours remaining), I decided to ignore getting business and just to explore Social Media for fun. 

Everybody was talking about it and I was curious and curiosity if one of the key requirements of NLP.

NB Curiosity isn’t killing this Cat.

I have enjoyed learning so much!
Social Media, after all is said and done, is  people and behaviour and emotion and ……..

From 300 Twitter friends to over 11,500, I have made some fabulous friendships along the way and have learnt the value of

  • Openness
  • Randomness
  • Supportiveness
    the prerequisites of all relationships that work well and key to social media.

Happy New Year!

To name a few of my new friends: 

  • @hgbagot
  • @grapplesmart
  • @angelicarian
  • @tokyodiaries
  • @esgratis
  • @beckyintouch
  • @evanio
  • @kiaaura
  • @makeover_diva
  • @p_staatz
  • @gumbootsally
  • @wibconnect
  • @rita_ferro
  • @joepicksawinner
  • @adambelloq
  • @daikngdude
  • @marketwithtk
  • @mayakovskij
  • @ikmkms
  • @jchernandezjazz
  • @izmiizedh
  • @felipekami
  • @poppadikks
  • @tracycopy
  • @javajoemyspace
  • @dianesglaz
  • @6secretsarticle
  • @ianlinker
  • @tefideoli
  • @cellhead
  • @diana605
  • @socialmediasean
  • @healthynews_wr
  • @intannyttt
  • @anmuzik
  • @aristotlewisdom
  • @remmid
  • @alfian_007
  • @inewyorksubway
  • @amancool5
  • @geerianthy
  • @nana_fynn
  • @hvto
  • @missflt
  • @chuck__jones
  • @yourfantasybby
  • @hypehunnets
  • @iamtra
  • @followfridaytop
  • @goldentwine
  • @twitterdads
  • @parkoni
  • @anandvyasorg
  • @autorinhachmann
  • @mrbaldie56
  • @clipso1
  • @starwrit
  • @lisakifttherapy
  • @dasimon1
  • @plymouthblog
  • @road121
  • @notjustagranny
  • @masswriter
  • @rustyscruff
  • @greentim
  • @angelescence
  • @radiotabu
  • @jaybeaton
  • @rusteia
  • @livingourlegacy
  • @letstaypositive
  • @jooseanee
  • @ezhaezhaza
  • @megoyanagi
  • @theworldof_nate
  • @albaman2
  • @poeticamber
  • @esther_d_j_her
  • @artweestic
  • @inspirationguy
  • @cathyjustusfisc
  • @storyroute
  • @sizzlinsista
  • @silverfox2
  • @lingaprilia
  • @mily116
  • @euthymios73
  • @marlu1010
  • @tetka
  • @radiosashabee
  • @theboobietrapp
  • @mjdub
  • @giuulyano
  • @cuddy2977
  • @gabrielafuentss
  • @britneyboy007
  • @ssportugal
  • @busteramericana
  • @coachforyou
  • @rt_jp
  • @vincentdtok
  • @mousion
  • @penmood
  • @jshe
  • @aixak
  • @indriiindryy
  • @shelter68
  • @violetalovemj
  • @gadisoul
  • @labellecosmetic
  • @gislainetg
  • @aadrr
  • @hideoutsydney
  • @jivanszone
  • @versesinmotion
  • @rachyos
  • @hijodelamaquina
  • @rechnungsprofi
  • @lisalomas
  • @teambadshrek2
  • @sparticusian
  • @crispyoinkie
  • @enigrounaico
  • @goldenran
  • @drdogs247
  • @melllopeh
  • @tkanzk
  • @choregie7
  • @poochie7060
  • @dianarusso
  • @tarastrategies
  • @mamaduck123456
  • @djkenstone
  • @people__tweet
  • @bongsuocu13
  • @1_eat_pray_love
  • @rezzaaaaaa
  • @shirly1785
  • @pinkcrownshawty
  • @bizzybodyb3
  • @berkati
  • @awuevents
  • @verseeveryday
  • @orozco_rafael
  • @jeniipromo_jc
  • @ravimayar
  • @ladilegacey
  • @cherylberklich
  • @dponavelgaze
  • @marthaiansa
  • @hatmehit
  • @propolis_mn
  • @medicalnotice
  • @america1patriot
  • @the_capslock
  • @pamelitatweet
  • @silverzeal
  • @beautyof
  • @eduardocbraga
  • @gmeabieezz
  • @wild_petals
  • @efussion
  • @mentaltrainer1
  • @leppardlady01
  • @worldsbarsgurl
  • @devtoe7
  • @drmelanieg
  • @msmorev
  • @rafa_rfb
  • @xlibr
  • @rahmeliaputri
  • @kokoropurrs
  • @chantellesart
  • @writerswithcats
  • @thelightchaser1
  • @volltrefferbuch
  • @violettefairy
  • @shiraivibration
  • @fitnessgals
  • @trumars
  • @relationshipaid
  • @dccoulson
  • @yofzs
  • @hatstoe
  • @axelkoster
  • @dotnethed
  • @fiofia
  • @earthlifeinst
  • @tsudachie
  • @das_sportverz
  • @fabricbuildings
  • @kristen_howe
  • @hotonsena
  • @bigbonedcat
  • @gardencatlady
  • @jefrie88
  • @thivellazheng
  • @bee_free8
  • @taobaochina
  • @_leanddro
  • @brunolovesbrit
  • @irfan_struggle
  • @ganjaboy74
  • @carolgiambri
  • @jrricardosantos
  • @__j_o_y__
  • @jefzlopes
  • @_dafit_
  • @ogrteeshirtking
  • @flamemeon
  • @cafbear
  • @suelyburiasco
  • @isolabella
  • @raopal
  • @beeberise24
  • @awnpoynt
  • @goodpeoplejapan
  • @joaofilho100
  • @opensubnet
  • @khresnaa
  • @charlieslang
  • @drjoesdiyhealth
  • @saferprint
  • @authorshauna
  • @vini_lucas_cg
  • @coin_n_feather
  • @yvonnewindell
  • @tiulpan
  • @evesparadox
  • @pekosauce
  • @lollypopgirls09
  • @fc3arch
  • @rootnl2k
  • @jet739
  • @nussknackerin
  • @adamslinda
  • @reinamilton
  • @ptgelci
  • @gjgbtl231
  • @mihzer0
  • @thurough_c
  • @hgeet
  • @laureenraft
  • @sibylleito
  • @certkey
  • @hoollick
  • @kspecial
  • @mask203
  • @evwo8
  • @therealtobias
  • @judyshouses
  • @labaticueeva
  • @sannykaur
  • @shainethomas
  • @reyesmontes
  • @marla1705
  • @tweet_hub
  • @yurikageyama
  • @ne_slip2
  • @jabarisarr
  • @florianczech
  • @lisa_az
  • @starlandvn
  • @spotliteamerica
  • @arzai
  • @bairdstravel
  • @georg_grey
  • @sagdec15
  • @cyndytrivella
  • @brontyman
  • @fns_fa
  • @lauriehosken
  • @shegeekxdesign
  • @lonylyheart
  • @tampa601boi
  • @desypermatahati
  • @samsned
  • @estaririn
  • @patilynnw
  • @ryo_osbourne
  • @vijayr883
  • @authem
  • @tinaleaw
  • @followmeifolowu
  • @frielingbailey
  • @bubbysharma
  • @etma
  • @valdo_dark
  • @persimew
  • @aypee
  • @luckyneneh
  • @elbarfm
  • @realdaydream
  • @sarrbrazil
  • @jenuinehealing
  • @nurseforhealth
  • @nadiaharper
  • @guurrbi
  • @sscoop4
  • @angelique101uk
  • @osakasaul
  • @wasijaved
  • @funrlcemetrygrl
  • @poet_carl_watts
  • @fashionclassjet
  • @badmanriddim
  • @bbw_escort_xxl

Thanks to uphaa.com for the joke

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

News Year’s Resolution–being Resolute

adjective:
determined, set, firm, dogged, fixed, constant, bold, relentless, stubborn, stalwart, staunch, persevering, inflexible, purposeful, tenacious, undaunted, strong-willed, steadfast, obstinate, unwavering, immovable, unflinching, unbending, unshakable, unshaken a decisive and resolute international leader, weak, doubtful, unresolved, undecided, unsteady, undetermined, irresolute
As we step into 2011, many will want to Change:
     change habits, appearance or other behaviours and then by end January, or soon after, the desire to change will seemingly go away.
imageThis probably happens because the foundation for change is not established before the action takes place.
It seems to me that having reasons to Change, is not a good start and using behaviours like Will Power just doesn’t work!
It’s a Double Whammy
     confronting the issue by behaving in a way that is not normal for the person who is trying to change.

How would it be if there were no reason to change?
Just like choosing a chocolate from a chocolate box or a piece of fruit from a fruit bowl -
choosing something because you fancy it.
So whatever, you fancy doing, enjoy choosing it and stop using determination, being set, being firm, being dogged, being fixed ……………………………….
Whatever you resist will persist, so be kind to yourself and enjoy your new year

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Police try to unlock riddle of landscape architect's final hours - Crime, UK - The Independent

I have never been involved in a Missing Persons case before.

I was using Twitterfall when the trending topic arose and I followed through to the web site that the police had set up. Hence I got involved.



My sympathy goes to Joanne's family.



There now appears to be such a mystery and what is more concerning, links to other cases and so it is important to raise awareness in any way we can.



I wish good fortune to Joanna's family and to the police and sincerely hope that everybody acheives closure as soon a possible


Captured: The Lunar Eclipse Photos – Photography and photo news reportage by The Denver Post from around the world.


Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Greatest Christmas We Ever had


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The TV newspeople keep saying this could be the greatest Christmas we ever had. I kind of thought the first one was. ~ Milton Berle
Makes you think about how we perceive Christmas.
Whatever you beliefs: Have a fabulous festive season!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Blake Edwards dies at 88

Pink Panther, Julie Andrews, Peter Sellers


Why I use a Flip Chart

Now I remember why use a flip chart!

I am pleased to showcase the extremely funny work of Don McMillan:

 

 

Don McMillan

  • Stanford University graduate - Masters in Electrical Engineering
  • Worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories
  • Moved to VLSI Technology in Silicon Valley to become a computer chip designer.
  • So he knows his stuff
  • Won the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991
  • What did you have for lunch today?
  • Went on to be $100,000 Grand Champion on Star Search
  • numerous television appearances
  • He’s very funny
  • Star of TV commercials
  • Movie star
  •  Donna, did you remember to get coffee? 
  •   Oh yeah .. READ THIS

Source http://technicallyfunny.com/about.htm and AyPee

Friday, 26 November 2010

@blogneta Great article re How to Use BCC in an Email. People just don't realise how much spam and stuff they open their friends up to. thanks for posting it http://bit.ly/hYsGWS

How to Use BCC in an Email

We talk about privicy issues on such places as Facebook, twitter or even Google and yet we trespass on peoples privacy all the time. what a bold statement to make!



We tread on everyones privacy in ways that people are not really aware of and it can cause major problems and that is through our own email.



How many of you get cute, inspirational or funny emails sent by friends or family? We laugh or are inspired by so many of these messages and yet lurking behind all of this is the sending of our email to everyone on a list...all without our permission and that is a privacy issue pure and simple.



For those of you who want to send out emails and retain the privacy of your friends and family, here is a

Amplify’d from www.ehow.com
Email



The BCC feature of your email program is a very useful but often overlooked asset. Similar to the CC feature, BCC allows you to send a carbon copy of an email to third parties. The difference, however, is that BCC stands for blind carbon copy, which means that the recipient of the email does not know that anyone else received a copy. Here is how to use BCC in an email.



Read more at www.ehow.com
 

BBC News - US shoppers hunt for bargains on Black Friday


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Blog Post Review

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My laptop if off for repair so posts are being suspended whilst my machine is away, however ....
......Thank you all for reading my blog and for  adding your comments in Facebook and  on other sites.
I have been using the format of a joke 1 day , an article the next followed by a quote the day after , so that an article appears every third day.
As of 1st January, 2011 I will be reducing the amount of posts by 50% and only publishing a post every other day. This will allow me to focus my energies on a new project but in the meantime I have some questions for you:
What categories would you like to see?

  • Stay with 1 Joke: 1 Article: 1 Quote (JAQ)?
  • Something different?
  • Something additional?
BUT … I do intend to step up the amount of ad hoc posts, which will be in addition to the planned posts - these are usually things that I read on web sites and would like to share and I will probably do this using http://aypee.amplify.com/.
Thank you for your help. Have a great festive season and a fabulous new year!!
AyPee

Compulsion (via Free Bar Jokes)

Compulsion

imageA man walked into a bar and ordered a glass of white wine. He took a sip of the wine, then tossed the remainder into the bartender’s face. Before the bartender could recover from the surprise, the man began weeping.

I’m sorry,” he said. “I’m really sorry. I keep doing that to bartenders. I can’t tell you how embarrassing it is to have a compulsion like this.

Far from being angry, the bartender was sympathetic. Before long, he was suggesting that the man see an analyst about his problem.

I happen to have the name of a Psychoanalyst,” the bartender said. “My brother and my wife have both been treated by him, and they say he’s as good as they get.

The man wrote down the name of the Doctor, thanked the bartender, and left. The bartender smiled, knowing he’d done a good deed for a fellow human being.

Six months later, the man was back. “Did you do what I suggested?” the bartender asked, serving the glass of white wine.

I certainly did,” the man said. “I’ve been seeing the Psychoanalyst twice a week.” He took a sip of the wine. Then he threw the remainder into the bartender’s face.

The flustered bartender wiped his face with a towel. “The Doctor doesn’t seem to be doing you any good.” He sputtered.

On the contrary,” the man claimed, “he’s done me world of good.

But you threw the wine in my face again!” The bartender exclaimed.

Yes,” the man replied. “But it doesn’t embarrass me anymore.

via Free Bar Jokes
image myspaceantics.com

Monday, 22 November 2010

Be the Poem, Grass Hopper

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If you cannot be a poet, be the poem
  ~ David Carradine

 

John Arthur Carradine was born in Hollywood on December 8, 1936 to Ardanelle  McCool  and noted actor John Carradine.  
Brother of Bruce, half-brother to Keith, Christopher and Robert Carradine
Died June 3, 2009

Best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series, Kung Fu

His acting career included stage, television and cinema roles  over four decades.
He appeared in more than 100 feature films and was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award, including a nomination was for his title role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill.

source quotegarden.com  wikipedia image kevinblanchard.com

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Kinetic Typography

I recently posted the following video to my Facebook page:
This video has it all!

Brilliant Art

The video is the work of Matt Rogers, freelance graphics artist and web developer  from Perth, Western Australia.

Brilliant Language

The content absorbs me. I am a coach and trainer who practices Neuro Linguistic Programming and I enjoy language!

Stephen Fry

a master of language and when he uses his skill, just like he does in this video, I am hooked!

Nominalisation

NLP Practitioners are fully aware of the impact of Nominalisations (turning Verbs into Abstract Nouns). The trouble is that most people ‘label’ themselves with nominalisations, applying nominalisations to their lives -
- they say say things like: “I am a XYZ”. What they mean is that they have done XYZ, in the past.
This has them be stuck with an identity – trapped by their own words!

Matt Rogers

Matt is the creator of http://rogerscreations.com
Currently at Curtin University,  just outside Perth, studying Urban and Regional Planning, Matt has always created websites and drawings and is using  his web site to showcase how he has begun to take them more seriously.

imageHis website “is here to show and symbolise that”.
Rogers Creations was created in August 2010 with the goal of creating and sharing high class designs and knowledge, with the aim of providing free web design advice and as a personal blog.
Matt says “I am looking forward to what this website will develop and evolve into and I hope that you join me for the ride”

For the Technically Minded

Matt is a big fan of Adobe Products and often uses Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver which are all available (except for Dreamweaver) in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Fascination

Why does the video fascinate and absorb me so? -
- Because it has extremely high quality and (excuse me) because of the verbalisation of nouns – What that be then?
An antinomilisation?
Excellent Job Matt!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Origami

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I recently started an origami business, but it folded ~ anon

 

Image transformyourmoney.com

Friday, 19 November 2010

A Professional

image"A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it." ~ Alistair Cooke

20th November,1908 – 29th March, 2004
English cultural commentator

source born-today.com

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Conversation with Your Muscles

CaptureA second article taken from my Joint Venturer, Alex Pilz’s blog 

Alex is a Psychologist who has coached the mind set of premier sports teams.

Written within the context of sport, this article also considers the muscular aspects of the mind.

Consider an elastic band.  When it is un-stretched it has no use.  Unless you chew it, an elastic band is only useful when it is stretched.  However, when over-stretched it snaps and will be rendered useless.  Knowing the limits of an elastic band is important to extrapolate its value.  It’s the same with your body.

Use your body at its lower limits and it will have a similar output as an elastic band.  Over stretch your body and something will snap.  So how can you know your upper and lower limits?  Getting out and “participating” will inform you.  However, how can psychological skills training (PST) help you know your limits?  More importantly, once you know your limits (and these limits will change with increased training and competition) PST can help you push the upper limits of your body so that you can get on with mastery of technique (training) and competing (showing on a public platform how well you have mastered your sporting trade).

Imagine your body is that elastic band.  Who does the pulling?  At the lower levels my guess is that you do the pulling.  At the upper limits it might be a combination of your coach, significant others, a mind set (fear of losing sponsorship or a title) and your self.

In the context of training, when your body is stretched, and it screams at you to take it easy (reasoning that no one is looking) recognise the de-motivating and power eroding conversation that takes place when your muscles are burning?  When you articulate a goal that requires you to train at race pace what will it take to be your word?  In a coaching session with a golf client we discussed the differences between being your word and keeping your word.  At our next session his feedback was very positive.   He said, “The difference has increased my inner determination and focus!”  Call me so that we can have a conversation to increase your pathways for success.

At a swimming session an athlete asked about how to convert painful muscles she experienced she was in tight second with 65m left on a 200m race.  Her muscles seemed to yell unspoken words that she clearly understood.  I asked, “Do you respond or do you react?”  What does the conversation with your aching muscles and burning lungs look like when the elastic band is stretched and kept stretched?  How does such a competition experience impact the conversations you have when you return to training.

Engaging PST will equip your mental tool box with tools and techniques; however application at the coalface includes inner conversations about creating options and making choices.  Whether preparing for the Olympic Games or returning to training/competition following an injury the conversations you have will contribute to producing desired or undesired results.  Call me – how can we influence your self talk to create more pathways to success.

source makethathappen.co.uk Muscle image franklincollege.edu

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Comedian


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They laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian.
They're not laughing now!   ~  Bob Monkhouse

 

Robert Alan Monkhouse, OBE (1 June 1928 – 29 December 2003)  entertainer and comedy writer. Comedian, television presenter and game show host, famous for his quick ad-lib and one-liners.

Source wikipedia.org  image born-today.com

Monday, 15 November 2010

Don’t Drink and Facebook - New Plugin Mitigates the Fallout


A clever thought to service today's behaviour.
 
Personally, on my Facebook News Feed, I have witnessed the public outpouring of harsh words following broken romances and broken relationships. Yet, knowing those same people, when they are not drunk, proves that potentially, Jeckyll and Hyde exist in all of us.
 
My recourse = Hide the offenders from my News Feed.
Prevention is better than cure – what a great idea!
Sensible censoring?
What do you think?
See this Amp at http://on.mash.to/baYNdM

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Ship’s Parrot

imageA magician on a cruise ship is constantly having his tricks spoilt by the ships parrot.
Every time he does a trick the parrot shouts "its in his pocket” , “4 of clubs” , “its got a false bottom” !
The magician hates it. 
That night the ship sinks and both he and the parrot cling to a piece of drift wood.
For four days the parrot says absolutely nothing and just stares at the magician
On the fifth day the parrot says "OK, I give up. Where's the ship?

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Emotion

 


Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious

~ Carl Jung


source wikiquote.org

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Whales

Liberated from my friend, Samuel D Naples’ Facebook newsfeed:image

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

imageThe little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.
The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?
'The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.

@Rickbischoff Good to eConnect http://amplify.com/u/f03f

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

One Song

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This appears on my Friend Rhian Pamphilon’s Facebook page:

“Show the world and all its people
All the wonders love can bring
Give us strength and understanding
Give us all one song to sing”

~ Lionel Ritchie

I am up for one song
Which song would you choose?

Lionel Brockman Richie
Born June 20, 1949
American singer-songwriter and record producer
Sold more than 100 million records.

 

bio wikipedia.org image lionelrichie.com