Saturday, October 31, 2009

Michael Jackson's This Is It!


Today we went to see Michael Jackson's This Is It.



Now I understand why he was the King of Pop! The hard work, the commitment and the dedication to perfection is for all to see. He personally sees all the details that waqs required for his concert.

Man, the world has been deprived of one heck of a concert! It would have been something different and out of the world experience for everybody. He really sets the standards for on stage performance. The ideas, the creativity is just a joy to watch. You could see how passionate he was about music, about the planet and his message of LOVE.

I personally feel that after watching 'This Is It', MJ is definately the ultimate passionpreneur. He is a classic example of someone using his passion to provide wonderful music and making fantastic income. In fact just from royalties, MJ was earning about USD84 million a year! It really pays to do what you LOVE.

From MJ's lead I can say that in order to become a successful passionpreneur you need to have the following 3 criteria;

1. A passion for something. In MJ's case, it was music and entertaining people. In his own words he said that the performance was for his fans. In fact he was so passionate, even during rehearsals he would sing his heart out even though he knew he had to conserve his energy. In short whatever you are passionate about, put your heart into what you love to do!

2. You must be committed. MJ was at every practice session. Every shoot. Every dance session. He was there. He did not rely on anybody else. I guess that is why he has managed to always make his concerts different & special.

3. Give close attention to detail. Observe the small, small things as they add up. MJ is very detail. He can detect the tone. He know when the lights should come up. When the music should stop, when to take it to the next level. Everything is important to him. We need to have that same attention to detail.

MJ you will truly be missed. You are truly a leader and you have left behind a great legacy.

If you want to turn your passion into income than you can go to www.Passion2Income.com and discover just 14 simple steps that you can do so.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Excellent Resume

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ExcellentResume.BestHowTo.… This is a fantastic site with videos and links on how to create excellent resumes. If you are looking for tips, templates, how to, guides or anything related to making an excellent resume than this is the site that you must visit.


Go to http://ExcellentResume.BestHowTo.net

6 must-have millionaire habits

Great article from yahoo.com today...

6 must-have millionaire habits

Acquiring wealth isn't a priority for everyone, but it's safe to say that most of us want to live comfortably. Whether you're striving to gain a financial peace of mind or shooting to be a cash money queen, these six basic habits of millionaires will help you land on your feet.
  • Learn From Your Mistakes - Don't dwell on the mistake, focus on the lesson. Many of the wealthiest Americans on this year's Forbes 400 list endured some tough obstacles in their careers, but they learned from those experiences to keep them on the right track later on.
  • Look For Value - People who have money to spend don't skip the process of comparing prices and seeking out deals just because they can technically afford to pay for the most expensive item. They look for value.
  • Find Your Niche - Think you'll hit the jackpot by doing something everyone else can do? Not likely. Most people who earn big bucks have found a niche that increases their demand and therefore, their paychecks. Not sure what your niche is just yet? That's OK, for now, work on becoming indispensable at your job.
  • Be in Control of Your Money - If you're not paying attention to where your money is going, then you're not in total control of your money. People who accomplish their goals get there by understanding how their spending habits, debt, and assets play into the big financial picture. Educate yourself on money matters and be accountable for your personal finances.
  • Avoid Frivolous Fees - People don't build their nest eggs by letting pointless fees slide. Familiarize yourself with the policies of anyone with the ability to charge extra — banks, credit card companies, your cell phone provider, you name it. Those fees add up to money in your pocket.
  • Believe in Yourself - Of the wealthiest Americans on this year's Forbes 400 list, 274 of them are self-made. Luck may have played a small role here and there, but in most cases it was about taking calculated risks and standing behind ideas, even when others are critical.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

NINE THINGS THAT ZAP YOUR VITALITY AND HOW TO GET IT BACK

SEE NINE THINGS THAT ZAP YOUR VITALITY AND HOW TO GET IT BACK

It's 3 p.m.--do you know where your energy's gone? You probably expect to feel that late-afternoon drag, but you don't always have to. Turns out, some of your regular habits may be sneakily zapping your zip. Fix some or all of these energy stealers, and you just may be feeling brighter this afternoon.

Energy Zapper #1: Being Addicted to E-mail
Isn't being wired to the hilt--e-mail, voice mail, IM, BlackBerry--supposed to boost productivity, freeing up your energy? More often, the opposite is true. If you continually halt what you're doing to answer e-mail, check voice mail, and attend to a thousand other beeps and blips, your attention becomes diluted, which leaves you feeling depleted.

There are two things going on here, says John Salerno, MD, a New York City family physician and director of the Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine. "The brain needs a lot of physical and mental energy to multitask, which gets drained," he says. And continually redirecting your attention from the BlackBerry to other stimuli siphons more energy and distracts your brain further.

Energy Fix
Switch off electronic gadgets during your most productive work hours, which for most people tend to be in the morning, says Laura Stack, author of The Exhaustion Cure. As for e-mail, try to limit yourself to checking it once every hour, instead of hopping to whenever it beeps. (Hint: Turn off the beep sound.) If something pops into your mind that you need to remember--call back your mom, e-mail the soccer coach about the snack schedule--write it down and take care of it later.

Energy Zapper #2: Visual Clutter
We may be used to living in enclosed spaces with lots of stuff--a refrigerator door packed with artwork, a countertop laden with mail, a desk that's little more than a shifting pile of folders and paper--but it's not how we're meant to live, says Dr. Salerno. "Clutter signals disorder, which makes us anxious. Our brains sense thatanxiety."

Energy Fix
Do your best to clear visual clutter, so when you look around, your eyes can "rest" rather than dart from mess to mess, says Janice Ash, organization expert and owner of I Declutter!. Instead of layering papers on a bulletin board, leave a small border of space around them. Clear the front of the fridge of all but the most current kids' artwork, and make a habit of leaving the kitchen counter stuff-free before bed each night.

Energy Zapper #3: Being Bored
Ever sat around for an hour or more not tackling a chore or work because it's just so darned monotonous? Mental foot-dragging, boredom and lack of motivation are draining, says Dr. Salerno. "Put simply, we like to see results, and getting things done gives us a mental energy boost." So avoiding tasks deprives you of that high.

Energy Fix
Find a partner for encouragement--a friend, a coworker--and call or e-mail to enlist her in a time challenge. "Say, ‘I'll check back in with you in an hour, and we'll see if we've gotten these reports/ organizing chores done.'" Or promise yourself motivational rewards for completing the task at hand, suggests Dr. Salerno.

Energy Zapper #4: Poor Posture
You already know that not sitting or standing straight is bad for your body. But all that hunching over a computer screen or cradling a phone on your shoulder wreaks havoc on your energy level, too, says Pia Martin, a San Diego health and wellness chiropractor. "When you sit for long periods, you tend to slump forward, leading to rounded shoulders and a tilted lower spine. Your muscles contract, and blood flow is impaired," which limits the amount of oxygen to your brain.

Energy Fix
Sit up straight! Your legs should be at right angles to the floor, your arms at right angles to your keyboard. Be conscious of keeping your shoulders down, not up near your ears. Adjust your computer screen so your eyes gaze at the middle of it. And don't just sit there--if you have to, set a timer to go off hourly to remind you to get up, stretch and get a drink of water. When you get back to your desk, do a quick posture check: Shoulders down! (Reboot your posture with these tips.)

Energy Zapper #5: Toxic Indoor Air
Humming copy machines. Cleaning products. Dry-cleaning chemicals. Synthetic carpeting. Even the desks in your office may be contributing to the load of toxins you breathe each day, because all of them release chemicals into the air. "No one knows for sure how much harm these cause to our bodies, but they do build up over time, and can drain your energy by potentially interfering with thyroid function and overloading the body's detox system," says Frank Lipman, MD, a New York City physician and author of Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again. (Reduce your exposure to chemical toxins.)

Energy Fix
Get outside. If you're feeling tired, go out for 10 minutes to breathe fresh air. Indoors, cultivate houseplants, which are remarkably good at absorbing toxins. And don't wear shoes inside the house--you're dragging not just dirt indoors on your soles, but pesticides and other harmful chemicals too.

Energy Zapper #6: Eating Too Much at Once
Consuming a big meal is always something that will cause a dip in energy later, but that effect is most noticeable in the afternoon because the slump happens at that reach-for-coffee-or-sugar hour: 3 p.m. Here's what happens: You fill up on a carb- and calorie-rich lunch and, as nutrients are absorbed by your body, excess glucose is dumped into your bloodstream, and your body releases insulin to process all that sugar. "A better idea is to spread out what and how you eat throughout the day to keep energy levels steady," says Gloria Tsang, RD, founder of the nutrition website HealthCastle.com.

Energy Fix
Eat every four hours, instead of the usual six. To reform lunch, "try to brownbag more often than eating out," says Tsang. It's a fact that if you buy takeout or dine in a restaurant, you're likely to eat more. Four hours after lunch, have a snack. If you're going to eat dinner a couple of hours later, keep the snack small, such as half a turkey sandwich, or a yogurt and some crackers. Other ideas: Drink liquids (water, tea) all day. "Dehydration makes you tired, too," says Tsang. If you usually have coffee right after lunch, try it a little later in the afternoon and make it a latte. The caffeine's an obvious pick-me-up, but the little bit of fat and protein in the milk gives you a snack-like boost. (Increase your energy with a smarter lunch.)

Energy Zapper #7: Living in Artificial Light
Our natural body rhythms are keyed to the rising and setting of the sun, says Carol Ash, DO, medical director of Sleep for Life, a sleep-disorder clinic in Somerset, New Jersey. When you open your eyes in the morning and get your first glimpse of sunlight, your brain receives a signal that helps it set its sleep-wake clock for the day. Similarly, seeing sunlight during the day gives your brain a boost. So if you are awake before the sun, and/or don't see much sun all day, your body is experiencing something a lot like jet lag.

Energy Fix
Instead of hitting the coffee cart when you're flagging, hit the sidewalk--the combination of physical exercise and a shot of sunlight will energize you. You don't need much: "A 10- to 20-minute walk in the sunshine will give you a boost," says Dr. Ash.

Energy Zapper #8: Listening to Negative Nellies
You may be upbeat, but it can be exhausting to listen to complainers all day long, whether it's the fellow mom who calls to trash-talk the neighbors or the coworker who never has a positive word to say. It's not your imagination: A 2006 study at Chicago's Northwestern University found that people forced to listen to "high-maintenance" colleagues became frustrated and unfocused, and suffered a decline in the quality of their work.

Energy Fix
Insulate yourself as best you can. If a coworker loves to enumerate her complaints, cut her off with a firm but polite "I really have to get this finished," then smile and get to work. She'll get the message. If it's your own negative thoughts that drag you down, train yourself to banish them by listing, daily, the things you're grateful for, so you can pull out that list when the negative stuff intrudes.

Energy Zapper #9: Holding a Grudge
It takes a surprising amount of energy to remember whom you have a grudge against, and to continually update the faults, missteps and things you're mad about. "Resentment is a huge drain physically as well as mentally," says Dr. Lipman. "Anger, resentment, grudges--all of these emotions are toxic, and we hang on to them in our bodies especially in tense, tired muscles."

Energy Fix
It takes practice, but try to forgive old mistakes. An easy way to start is to simply be aware of the times negative thoughts about others creep into your mind, says Dr. Lipman. "Think of others as flawed humans, which we all are," which makes it easier to forgive-and free up energy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our Book Passion2Income Is In The National Library!






Alhamdulillah! Today is a great day for me and my wife!

Our first book 'Passion2Income' has been recognized by the National Library and we have been officially given our International Standard Book Number or ISBN!

Our number is 978-983-44688. We are now officially writers!

I want to congratulate my wife Elin. Together we did it. And the best part is this. If you ever want to write a book. Don't think too much. Just do it. If we can do it, you can do it too!

You can get a copy of our book at www.Passion2Income.com by downloading at only USD36 or if you are in Malaysia, contact us directly and will get it to you for only RM36 (2nd option is only for people in Malaysia)!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Asthma and Me

By Amirul Mannan

I have been suffering from Asthma since I was very young. The first real attack that I could remember was when I was only 8 or 9 years old. I remember not being able to breath and feeling very uncomfortable. My parents had to take me to the local hospital to get me the gas treatment. That’s what I call it. I would be rushed to the emergency department and the nurses would tend to me and than I would be put on the gas for 20 to 25 minutes. After that I would be ok. The doctors would check to see if my lungs were clear and prescribed me with some ventolin to take home. I have been suffering from Asthma for 25 years and today I would like to share a few tips on how you can manage your asthma.

This went on until I got myself an inhaler. I would take now and then and would never leave home without it. It was my partner but still on certain occasions the inhaler was not enough and I still had to go to the hospital. This is true until today. Looking back until today, I have been suffering from asthma for 25 years and still having to battle it everyday.

I still remember when I was younger, every time whenever I had to take gas at the hospital I felt really cool. I thought that I was like a fighter pilot with the Oxygen mask and everything. Back than even when I was having an asthma attack I could still dream of being a pilot. Ahh… the joy of being a child!

Anyways since my attacks were quite frequent, my parents and grandparents set out to find possible cures for me. I can remember going everywhere all over the country and following leads on all possible solutions. I have tried a lot of stuff during my childhood days. Things such as honey and pigeon meat. There were also some other herbal and traditional medicines that were given to me.

After finishing secondary school I furthered my studies in Canada, and going there I was quite worried of suffering attacks as I would be very far from my family. To my surprise for 5 years studying there I did not suffer any attacks! Amazing! But every time I come home I will get an attack! Maybe I need to move to Canada. I spoke this with some doctor friends and they told me probably because of the air quality and the humidity over there which is better for me.

Staying in Canada was not an option so I had to return to my country. Ever since coming back I have had attacks on and off until today. Now that I am married I am quite concern that my kids might have it. Apparently I got it due to my genes. Asthma is hereditary. My parents have it. In fact my mum had it when she was younger but now only my father still suffers from mild attacks. Some of my siblings have it as well.

The one thing that I would like to share with regard to Asthma is that you need to manage it. After 25 years and still suffering from it, what I can share are the following tips.

Tip#1 – Acceptance
Accept that you have asthma and chances are you will need to live with is for the rest of your live. Do not blame others as there is no one to blame. Take it as a blessing in disguise. Plus there are a lot of people who are successful today have asthma including sports figures. One of them is a Manchester United Football Club player named Paul Scholes. He has asthma and he shares how he has to take the inhaler in between games and yet he is a world class player who has played at the highest level in his sport. The important thing is acceptance and dealing with it. Today I run my own business and I know that I can be successful even with asthma and I believe that you can do it too!

Tip#2 – Know Your Triggers
Everybody is different and unique. Hence everybody with asthma is unique. If you are suffering from asthma you need to identify what can cause you to suffer attacks. It could be anything from dust, flower pollens, change of weather, certain chemicals, carpet dust, food and etc. You need to know so that you can take the necessary steps. It took me a while but my triggers are dust, flower pollens and animal furs such cats and hamsters. If I am nearby dust and flower pollens, I will start to sneeze and it will trigger my asthma. That’s why if you come to my house I don’t have any carpets or live flowers inside the house. Thank God my wife and kids understand this. That’s why when I go to my family or friends house if they are fully carpeted I know that I might get an attack. So I will have my inhaler standing by.

Tip#3 – Live a Healthy Lifestyle
This is very important. You need to balance your life. For some people high stress and eating disorders can also trigger asthma attacks. It’s important that you can control your stress level. Given the living conditions today it is so easy to get stressed out. Everything is a concern for people now days. For myself, I have made the effort to eat healthily and of course exercise. You must make it a point to take care of yourself. Life is too short to be lived on the bed or limiting yourself to what you can or cannot do. Invest in your body and it repays you in kind.

I hope that the above sharing will help you out in your day to day life with asthma. Please feel free to contact me at amirulmannan@ymail.com .

I would also like to recommend the following ebook which is a fantastic resource on asthma. It is called All About Asthma ~ What You Need To Know. Just go to http://tinyurl.com/AsthmaVideo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Strokes- New 4th Indicator

INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW


Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a
Fourth Indicator, the Tongue


I will continue to forward this every time it comes
around!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some LIVES
Seriously..


Please read:

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she
appeared a bit shaken up, Maria went about enjoying herself
the rest of the evening

Maria's husband called later
telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital
- (at 6:00 PM Maria passed away.) She had suffered a stroke
at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a
stroke, perhaps Maria would be with us today.. Some don't die.
They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition
instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a
stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the
effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was
getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the
patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is
tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and
Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to
identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells
disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage
when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a
stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a
stroke by asking three simple questions:

S
*Ask the
individual to SMILE.
T
*Ask the person
to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(I.e. It
is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her
to RAISE BOTH ARMS...

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his
tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or
the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist
says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people;
you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Special Bonus for TTDI School Holidays Booking!

Special Bonus for TTDI School Holidays Booking!

Hi everybody, Amirul here from temenggor.com.

To all our Muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya!

Hope that everybody is doing great. Anyways, I’m writing to all of YOU because yesterday we have started receiving calls for bookings for the upcoming school holidays. The next school holidays will be from 21st November 2009 all the way to January 2010. During this period we will only offer the 3 Days 2 Nights Ultimate Package! This is the most popular package for all our customers.

Places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Check out all our latest stories from our satisfied customers at www.temenggor.com . We have people from all over the world coming down to TTDI.

Since we are already getting inquiries and bookings, we would like to give YOU some bonuses if YOU confirm your bookings before 31st October 2009. Here is what we will do for YOU. We’re going to give YOU 3 BONUSES!

Bonus #1 - We will create an e-album worth RM500 for your group’s trip to TTDI for FREE! Just provide the pictures to us and we will do it for YOU! FREE!!!

Bonus #2 - With your permission of course, we will feature your e-album on our website at www.Temenggor.com! Become an online celebrity! And finally…

Bonus #3 - We will provide YOU with an official certificate from TTDI acknowledging YOU as TTDI Official Ambassadors! YOU can put it up on your wall and let your friends admire YOU!

All the bonuses are LIMITED to confirmed bookings before 31st October 2009.

Places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me at 0162626741 or email to info@temenggor.com .

Hope you all have a great week!

Cheers

Amirul
Temenggor.com

PS – Book your trip today to avoid disappointments! Bookings & confirmations are on a first come first serve basis. Again, places are limited so book today. Just go to http://www.temenggor.com/registration.html

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB)

Acapkali, apabila saya berbual dengan rakan-rakan, ramai yang meluahkan kekesalan kerana tidak lagi boleh melabur di dalam Bank Rakyat (BR). BR adalah salah sebuah bank koperasi yang terkenal di Malaysia. Ramai yang tertarik dengan dividennya yang
tinggi i.e. 15% tahun-tahun sebelum ini dan 20% untuk tahun 2007 (bandingkan dengan Tabung Haji 5% dan ASB 8%). Dividen-dividen ini adalah yang tertinggi antara bank-bank di Malaysia. Cuma, tiada pelaburan baru boleh dibuat kerana saham-saham keahlian sudah penuh. Sebarang pelaburan baru hanya boleh dibuat sekiranya ada ahli yang menjual saham-saham mereka.

Tidak ramai yang tahu kewujudan sebuah bank koperasi lagi. Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) asalnya ditubuhkan untuk membantu para petani dan nelayan di utara semenanjung. Sekarang BPMB meluaskan perkhidmatannya melalui 10 cawangannya
termasuk yang terbaru di Shah Alam. (Rujuk website www.bankpstn.com.my untuk keterangan lanjut)

Secara peribadi saya sukakan bank koperasi kerana sebagai ahli, kita memiliki bank tersebut. Pada dasarnya, bank untuk ahli.

Bank-bank ini juga menyediakan perkhidmatan-perkhidmatan khas untuk ahli-ahlinya. BPMB juga tidak terkecuali. Bayaran permulaan keahlian amat rendah. Jika tidak salah, saya menjadi ahli dengan modal RM500 sahaja.

Antara kelebihan menjadi ahli ialah:-

1) Purata pulangan dividen 12% setahun

2) Dengan baki keahlian RM500,percuma pelan Perlindungan & Simpanan Pendidikan untuk anak-anak berumur 17 tahun ke bawah, Simpanan Al-wadi’ah “Hasanah”.

3) Khidmat pembiayaan khas untuk ahli-ahli

4) Skim-skim kebajikan ahli termasuk belanja khairat kematian, pendidikan, pembedahan dan lain-lain lagi

Yang penting sekali, BR dan BPMB, kedua-duanya beroperasi dengan prinsip Islam sepenuhnya. Sebagai ahli, saya juga berbangga kerana dapat sama-sama membantu rakan-rakan ahli koperasi yang lain dan dalam masa yang sama meningkatkan ekonomi dan masyarakat setempat.