When I set my intentions for the day I was going to pull together the marketing and sales material for my new product. Come the afternoon, my frustration from the morning had spilled into my mood and hampered that creative part of my brain. Even a tickle of chocolate and coffee could not get it moving!
So, I decided to follow that old line "if you can not beat them, join them" and instead of getting frustrated about my lack of creativity and productivity, EMBRACED IT! And realized that embracing it and going with the flow would be more useful than getting annoyed at myself. As my embracing great and my frustration disappeared, I felt much better.
And as I improved my mindset and mood – I felt as if I could tackle something demanding. So I used my task focused mindset to attack my email – yes, all of it !! I blitzed my in box, sent folder and every other folder in between. And did I feel great !!
I felt satisfied, proud and as if a HUGE weight had disappeared. I felt in control and my mind felt clear. I realized that I had created a good foundation for a productive day tomorrow. This realization made me feel much better about the 'wasted' time I had in the morning.
Then is got me thinking about what do I need to do to create a really productive work space and mind-set so I reduce the down time as much as possible.
Here are my Top 5 Ways I set myself up for productivity …. try them for yourself
1. Do not Avoid this any more
Inbox Zero – a great concept by Merlin Mann, to get your email in box to zero. Everyday. Yes, everyday. The brilliant concept behind this is not just to have an empty inbox but knowing that when you have deal with all of that mail, you free up your brain. You feel clearer and less worried about what might be lurking in that electronic in box. You may need to take a few hours and be decent and ruthless as you whittle your in box to zero.
This added to my productivity because suddenly, I looked forward to getting into my inbox instead of wasting it, and I felt in control. And this feeling of control flowed into other areas.
2. The day before – clear and declutter
At the end of each day, clear the decks. Tidy your desk, make it clear, uncluttered and attractive as possible. You want to walk into your work space feeling as if you really want to be there.
3. Start with the end in mind
Spend some time reflecting on your business and your goals for the year. Really reconnect with the results you wish to create in your business. And importantly, connect with how good it will feel to actually achieve those goals.
4. Bring the focus to today
Reflecting on the annual goal for your business what does it mean for you today? What must you do to move a step closer to your goal? Are there things lurking at the bottom of your to do list which you know if you did them, they would propel your business forward?
Stretch yourself and put them at the top of your to do list today. Make a pact with yourself to do them before you have lunch.
5. Success Stocktake
At the end of each day write down three things you have done well today – three successes you feel have made you productive and moved your business closer to its goal. By doing this simple and fast act, you will start to believe you are productive and this, becoming more productive.
Taking time the day before can really set us up for success the following day. Take 15 minutes before you leave your works to set yourself up for success. Chances are you will feel more excited about going into your work and making the day a worthy one.
A cheesecake should be relatively trouble free but occasionally problems do come up. Over the years, we’ve been asked the following questions.
“What’s the easiest way to make crumbs for my crust?”
Lots of folks use a food processor; we don’t bother. We use a heavy duty zipper-type plastic bag and crush the crackers or cookies with a rolling pin a few at a time. We save the plastic bag for the next crust. If we’re in a hurry, we just use packaged graham cracker crumbs rather than crushing crackers.
“I have lumps in my cheesecake. How do avoid those?”
Most likely the lumps are from globules of cream cheese in your batter. Before adding any of the other ingredients, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until completely mixed. The sugar crystals will cut through the cream cheese breaking up the globules. In the heat of the oven, the sugar will melt further breaking up any pieces.
If your recipe calls for chocolate, either white or dark, the lumps could be chocolate. When the chocolate is mixed into the cool batter, it solidifies and creates lumps. To avoid that, make sure your melted chocolate is hot, well above the melt point. With your mixer running, drizzle the hot chocolate into the batter. With the chocolate hotter, it will disperse before setting up.
“I bake my cheesecake for the time specified in the recipe and the center is still soft. What am I doing wrong?”
You’re probably doing nothing wrong. Baking times in recipes are always estimates and can be affected by the temperature in your oven (calibrated temperatures are seldom right), the depth of the batter, whether the pan is light or dark (dark pans bake faster), how cold your batter is, and other factors. Don’t worry about the time and just bake it until it done. (See the next question.)
“How do I tell when my cheesecake is done?”
There are three ways. You can gently shake the cheesecake. If only the center is still jiggly, it’s done. This is not very precise but with practice, you can get good with this method.
The most common way is to stick a knife in the batter about one-inch from the center. If it’s done, it will come out clean.
The most precise way to tell when a cheesecake is done is with an insta-read thermometer. Stick the probe in the center of the cheesecake and see what it reads. A cheesecake is done when the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. That’s when the proteins in the eggs coagulate.
“How do I stop my cheesecake from cracking?”
A cheesecake top without a crack seems to be the ultimate measure of success. It shouldn’t be. A crack doesn’t affect the taste. Many cheesecakes are topped and the topping covers any cracks.
There may be a number of reasons for cracks:
– Too much air incorporated into the filling may cause cracks.
– Too much baking time will over bake the filling and is a common cause of cracks.
– Uneven baking may be a cause. If you are using light gauge, reflective pans, consider switching to heavier gauge, dark pans.
– Too high of heat may cause cracking. Consider baking at 325 degrees instead of at 350 degrees.
– It your cheesecake cools too rapidly, it may develop cracks. Don’t let your cheesecake cool in a draft.
Cheesecakes with starch in the filling are less prone to cracking.
“My crusts crumble when I try to serve my cheesecake. What am I doing wrong?”
It’s the butter that acts as the mortar holding the crumbs together. The butter needs to be well mixed with crumbs. There has to be enough butter, a minimum of four tablespoons per crust. The mixture needs to be compacted with firm pressure. We use a pastry tamper or heavy mug to compress the bottom and to press the sides.
Always cut and serve your cheesecake cold. That way the butter is a solid. If the cheesecake gets too warm, the butter melts and the crust will crumble.
Baking a crust is not necessary but it does tend to hold the crust together. The sugar melts in baking and tends to hold things in place once it cools and sets.
“I always seem to muck up my slices when I cut my cheesecake. What’s the best way to cut a cheesecake?”
Use the right knife, a sharp, thin-bladed knife. Don’t use a serrated knife as filling and crumbs tend to stick to the serrations.
Cut with a downward pressure, dragging the knife as little as possible. After each cut, wash and dry the knife so that you have a clean blade slicing through the cheesecake.
“My slices seem to stick to the base and it’s hard to remove them. Is there an easy way to neatly remove my slices?”
There is an easy way to get slices to slide of the pan base. Heat a wet kitchen towel in the microwave. Lay the towel on the counter and place the cheesecake directly on the hot towel. In a couple minutes, the heat will soften the butter against the base and slices will easily slip off.
It helps to have a springform pan with a smooth base.
A list of values helps parents focus on specific principles they would like to teach their children. Making a list of values for kids may feel overwhelming. Remember that teaching values is something that a child learns throughout his or her lifetime.
Below you will find suggestions to help you make a list of values. Take a look at the example list of values, along with the ideas on how to teach using your own list.
Making a list of Values for Kids
· Take a moment and think about someone you admire.
· As you think of this person, write down attributes you appreciate.
· Next to this list, write the values that are associated with the qualities you admire.
· Talk to friends, families, teachers, and religious leaders. Ask and note what values they try to live by.
· Think of principles or standards that are important to you. Write down those that you would like to instill in your own children.
First write down every idea that comes to you. Later you can edit the list to your top ten or fifteen values to keep it manageable.
Example List of Values for Kids
The following list of values for kids is an example of principles that you might include on your list. These values are not in any particular order.
· Hard work
Notice that imagination and curiosity are part of the list for values. Values are not only principles and standards. They are also what we consider important in our lives and would like to pass on to our children. Keep this in mind as you make your own list of values.
Teaching Values with a List
Values are taught by example in the home. Review the values on your list. As you talk with and listen to your child, moments to teach values will present themselves.
Use these moments to help your child know what you think is right in a particular situation. Assist them as they think of ways to put values into action in their everyday lives.
A lesson with the family, teaching a different value from your list each week or month, is an additional way to help your children understand and learn values.
Music can help teach values on your list. Find a song with words that illustrate one of the values on your list. Listen to it in the car or at home. As the child becomes familiar with it, you can begin teaching the words.
As you learn the words together you may ask questions like the following:
· What does this song talk about?
· What is it trying to help us understand?
· What is a situation where you could apply this value?
Keep in mind that learning and teaching values is a life long endeavor. Don’t be discouraged; just be consistent. Live the values you want to teach. Expect and help your children to live them also.
A Critical View [Superfluously Speaking]
Bette Greene had the opportunity to develop a brilliantly complex theme: expose the truths that adolescents have problems with parents who failed to fit the mold of lofty expectations within a social setting that reeked of blatant ultra-conservative intolerance of personal habits, preferences, and beliefs That did not go with the flow of the mainstream of tradition and learned behaviors; That teenagers must agree with finding their own identities amidst the internal conflicts of emotional needs to be accepted, loved, and appreciated by their parents as well as their peers; And that offspring are affected by "inherited" roots that propagate an endless flow of continuously strengthening hatreds that derived from utterly flawed logic of misconstrued impressions.
The major intention appears to have been to examine the interaction of youth and adults in a preliminary environment that will not tolerate alternative lifestyles and individual preferences. The bias is based on a morality that had its roots in religious fanaticism passed on through the generations. Carla's reticence to be decent is not believable because she shows moments of sophisticated insight which is not supported by her actions. Her need to be accepted and approved by Andy is undermined by her inherent sense of justice which is contradicted by her actions. She felt the need to reject Andy's (A) venging (H) ero letter; But, she did not. She could easily have repudiated the arguments proffered by Andy with regard to religious support for his beliefs; But she would not finish the fact that she was prescribed as bright enough to do so.
This story is like a Shoney's all-you-can-eat buffet muddled by the superfluous problems the supporting cast. Judith Weyland's social conflicts with the conservative major provide the meat of another sorry tale of woe;
Lawrence Harris's demeaning attitude toward his own son is not necessary to give credibility to Andy's behavior since it is implausible that a father would treat his own son that way; Carla's moral conflict with Andy shows that she is strong enough to exert her influence over him, but this strength is not perpetuated in those areas of the story where it was expected she would await. Reverend Wheelwright appears more a spectacle to ridicule than a model to respect. The sporadic eruption of biblical chapter and verse quotations from mouthy, insignificant others does little to help focus on the real problem, the reluctance of the correcteous majority to accept those elements of society they neither understand nor embrace.
Chapters 17 and 18 provide the heart of the story during which time the foreshadowed drowning of Stephan Jones takes place as was anticipated from his confused fear of water (chapter 8) and the involvement of Andy (chapter 2) as well as Stephan's desire to be With Frank on earth and in the hereafter. The objectivity of the story loses its perspective as Ms. Greene commits the ultimate gauche act of hyping her own first novel (p.73) and allowing the malapropism prostate (instead of prostrate) to slip by (p.147) as well as the unfamiliar word creche (p.16) [instead of Crèche]. Most unbelievable is the radical behavior of Reverend Wheelwright who comes across as more ignorant than reverent.
The writing style blends detailed detail highlighting inane hyperbole with ragged cliches that elicit groans of impatience tempting imminent disposal of the loosely organized chapters that struggle vainly to grasp the point of a distinct social problem. The predictable sequence of events (pizza scene [chapter 7], drive to Campbell Yaw's [chapter 17], drowning scene [chapter 18] left no suspense. [Only] that that was something in the newspaper under Frank's arm HINTED that something significant would happen The ultimate shame that Andy would have to end because of the lie that he started leaves one with a feeling that justice was not forthcoming. However, the ending does open up avenues for alternative endings to the story, resolutions that might seem more appropriate than A suspended sentence for cold blooded murder.
The reader may feel that he has partaken of a fear of problems, but the primary conflict, understanding and dealing with homosexuality in a conservative community, was left untrusted morsel lost on the shish kabob skewer that punctured the hearts of many problems and left them Dead to a clearer understanding that teenagers so willingly deserve. My own feeling is that justice was not served and such injustices continue to prevail where highly paid lawyers find loopholes to not only release dangerous sociopaths but line their own pockets with far greater wealth than the thirty pieces of silver it took to betry Christ. I may well have preferred that Frank would have taken out an UZI and blown away Andy and his worthless horde; But, that would not have been an appropriate reaction for any youth to emulate. The fact that Frank was able to destroy Andy's reputation as a "man" was sufficient enough, believable, and effective.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the saddest rock ballads of all time. Bad Company’s “Shooting Star” tells the tragic story of a boy who quickly rose to fame, even more quickly fizzled out, and died of an overdose shortly thereafter.
The song appeared on the 1975 album Straight Shooter, which also featured the Top Ten hit “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” Though the tale certainly has much truth in it, the character of Johnny is purely fictional.
Other songs have featured fictional singers or bands, some of which, like Johnny, met with tragedy and/or success. Here are ten popular songs that contain fictional musicians, most of whom were created by well-known artists.
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (featuring Billy Shears), created by The Beatles
The concept of this make believe band led to what has become arguably the greatest album in rock history as well as a major film and a valuable cover art. The title track introduces the group, starting with singer Billy Shears, who leads into “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, created by David Bowie
The British icon had several transformations throughout his half-century as an entertainer, but his most enduring character is Ziggy. The album is one of his finest from the peak of his 70s career, and the title track is still featured weekly on FM rock stations.
The Sultans of Swing, created by Dire Straits
Mark Knopfler and his band had a smash hit with this song from their self-titled debut, narrating the tale of a band who just plays on Friday nights. We only get two of their names, Guitar George and Harry, but the scene is described so well that we can almost hear them “blowing Dixie double four time.”
Bennie and the Jets, created by Elton John
This fictional female band, adorned with electric boots and mohair suits, is so good that the veteran piano rocker finds himself stuttering at the sight of them.
Curtis Lowe, created by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This tune from Second Helping is a beautiful song about an old black man who plays a dobro for change or a sip of wine. Although he dies virtually unknown, like Johnny in “Shooting Star,” his demise is followed by the narrator’s praise of his musical legacy.
The Jokers, created by Rick Derringer “
Though a real band would eventually call themselves The Jokers, rocker Rick Derringer was referring to a fictional group when he described them as “laying it down” on his biggest hit, “Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo.”
DJ Mini Mart, created by the Minus Five
Jeff Tweedy co-wrote “Retrieval of You,” a song from the appropriately titled Down with Wilco album. The tune is told from the point of view of “a fumbled record star” who got his nickname from working at a convenience store.
Willy and the Poor Boys, created by Creedence Clearwater Revival
John Fogarty in “Down on the Corner” sings about this group that features Rooster on washboard, Blinkie on bass, Poorboy on kazoo, and dancing Willy as the singer.
Johnny B. Goode, created by Chuck Berry
This character from the early days of rock is definitely the most famous guitar player of song, who is encouraged by the great Berry himself to “Go, go Johnny go, Go.”
Jason B. Sad, created by T. Rex
Marc Bolan made this character autobiographical, in that the boy becomes a glam rock star. The fictional hero has a successful end but, tragically, himself died in a car wreck shortly after the release of this song.
So, You Might Ask, Why the Absurd Title?
Well, wouldn’t you agree that the typical household has their carpets professionally cleaned once or twice a year? And if they entertain very much, their carpets may be professionally cleaned three or four times per year. Again, wouldn’t you agree that our carpets are also vacuumed once every week, or two? This is great, because carpets, especially those in a bedroom, collect allergens and can be home to as many as 50,000 allergen producing dust mites.
How often do we have our mattresses and pillows, items that we have intimate contact with eight hours a day, professionally cleaned? Never, nor do we even clean them ourselves, weekly, or every other week! Bed linens yes,…but not the mattresses nor the pillows.
But do we sleep on our cleaned and vacuumed carpets? No, at least not normally. We are sane people, who sleep in our beds…our beds, that have NEVER been professionally cleaned, nor have the pillows, that we lay our heads upon, ever been professionally cleaned. So obviously, it would be more logical and even healthier, to sleep on our cleaned and vacuumed carpets!
Our unhygienic mattresses and unhygienic pillows harbor, on average, 2,000,000 dust mites and sometimes as many as 10,000,000 dust mites! Dust mites produce a digestive enzyme so powerful that it breaks down and kills living tissue. This digestive enzyme, called guanine, is excreted as a potent and very harmful allergen. Dust mites excrete 20 to 30 fecal pellets each day. Doing the math, that’s the equivalent of 40 to 60 million fecal pellets accumulating in our mattress EACH DAY! The fecal pellets are approximately 15 microns in size but as they dry out they become powdery and decompose into even finer particulates. These particulates are then easily inhaled by YOU when fluffing a pillow or tossing and turning at night which, on average, happens 50 to 60 times per night.
Dust mites are responsible for 80% to 90% of allergenic compounds found in house dust. Although dust mites and dust mite allergens (DMA’s) can be found throughout a home the vast majority of dust mites live, thrive, and breed, in the micro-habitat of a mattress and pillow. It’s time to incorporate regularly scheduled mattress and pillow cleaning in routine housekeeping practices.
In any average home, Indoor Air Quality is now the worst that it has ever been and dust mites are the #1 cause of poor indoor air quality. Visit the EPA’s newest website at: http://www.noattacks.org More Facts Concerning Indoor Air Pollution Asthma, “hidden” asthma, perennial rhinitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, eczema, and many more respiratory illnesses and skin disorders have INCREASED every year since 1980.
The ACAAI (American College of Allergies, Asthma, and Immunology) has stated that 50% of ALL ILLNESSES, are either caused by, or further aggravated by, poor indoor air quality.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that, on average, the air quality with in our homes, schools, workplaces is 2 to 5 times worse than the outdoor air quality and in MANY places much, much, worse…as in 100 to 500 times worse! For real!!!
The EPA has also stated that since the ’80’s, children typically spend 90-95% of their time indoors. This is a MUCH higher percentage than when I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s when our parents couldn’t keep us inside (irregardless of the weather or time of day!).
So how could this have happened all across the U.S.? Here are just 3 of the major plausible reasons…
1). Energy conservation practices beginning in the late 1970’s resulted in newer building construction methods, improved insulation and more “air-tight” structures to maintain indoor temperatures and indoor environments.
The negative impact that the less “draftier” structures have presented are the increased accumulations of indoor pollutants, both organic (dust mite allergens, molds, mildews, spores, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, and outdoor pollutants (pollen being #1) transported indoors and inorganic pollutants such as man-made chemicals and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).
VOC’s emit gases from thousands of products found in a home such as: paints, lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, carpet backing, building materials and furnishings, and also found in schools and workplaces such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.
Toxic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. All of these products release chemical compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.
2). Technology has played a negative role. The negative impact that technology has produced is the increase of indoor entertainment. Cable television, computers, interactive games (Play Station, X-Box, etc.) are often the entertainment of choice amongst school kids and young adults. This type of entertainment keeps people indoors instead of outdoors playing games like whiffle ball, jacks, hop scotch, 2-square (or 4-square), tag, Red Rover, or even hide-and-seek…
3). Globalization (the latest “El Nino” like, excuse). While G-zation is pretty cool (the world shrinking leads to sharing of new ideas, better access for traveler’s to far away places, and furthering cultural exchanges). G-zation is also responsible for some negative impacts, some already known like the bird flu or the re-infestation, in the U.S., of the once nearly extinct bed bug and additional negative impacts, not yet realized.
Lastly, (and I can’t quite decide if these are major or minor reasons) I suspect housekeeping practices and how “family-life” has changed since the ’70’s and 80’s. Divorce among marriages actually became the norm (even becoming a status symbol) unlike in the ’60’s, family’s (or what remained of families) became more mobile and thusly left behind assistance (and knowledge) from extended family members (grandma and grandpa), divorced mom’s joined the work force leaving the home unattended (housekeeping became less of a priority), or the household needed BOTH parents to become wage earners, again allowing housekeeping to suffer, even if minimally.
Source Control, Attack the #1 Cause of Indoor Allergens
Grandma and Grandpa and the generations before knew the importance of mattress cleaning. This was a common spring cleaning ritual back in the days when everyone hung their laundry out to dry. Even though dust mites weren’t discovered until 1694 (by the inventor of the microscope) they have lived on earth about 300 million years. When man began sleeping on mattresses the dust mites learned of the new food source provided by humans. This happened about 10,000 years ago and it’s no coincidence that mattress cleaning became a normal “housekeeping” function about 8,000 years ago.
Health and Wellness begins at home and to experience the best health, it’s time to once again, begin sleeping on hygienic mattresses and pillows…or sleep on the clean carpets. If you appreciated this article you may be interested in other articles authored by Tom Hefter.
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Among the numerous games available on the computer the one that has caught everyone’s frenzy is bubble breaker game. It is one of the most demotic games and game lovers just can’t stop themselves from solving the enigma of this mysterious fun loving game. The uniqueness of this game lies in the fact that you need to select identical colored bubbles on the grid provided and destroy them with a single click. The more bubbles destroyed by a single click more will the points be earned. Unlike other games involving fast paced action this game entails a lot of human brain and deep analysis. This game is an exclusive form of entertainment and works as an efficient mental exercise too.
It must be kept in mind that you are not legitimate to destroy a single bubble in case of playing bubble breaker game. An array of like colored bubbles must be first selected and then can you think of destroying them. The points earned vary on the number of same colored bubbles destroyed with a single click. The bubble group which needs to be destroyed may be a group of two like colored bubbles or more either horizontally or vertically. Although at times you may witness a cluster of same colored bubbles diagonally too but you cannot destroy them or even if you do so it will not be counted. This will definitely not fetch any point for you and may just be a waste of time. Hence you entirely need to focus only those bubbles of the same colors that form a cluster either vertically or horizontally.
The goal of this bubble breaker game is to achieve highest score which solely depends on how well you can select the sequence of the groups of bubbles that finally lead to topmost score. When a group is picked by you the bubbles instantly disappear and the holes are filled by shifting them to the right. Although experts have revised various algorithms to solve the enigma behind this game yet they are of little help to a novice.
Some intelligent lot may find these algorithms often handy while playing bubble breaker game and develop a keen interest in this puzzle game. The first algorithm used is aptly called exhaustive recursive algorithm. According to this one needs to diligently go across all rows and columns on the board one by one selecting those with the same color. Once you are done with selecting the bubbles you ought to create a new board and try solving that board but in a fashion that recursively descends downwards.
Shipping containers can be hired or buy for lodging purposes. You can hire these for residential or commercial purposes. Shipping containers are available in wide variety of sizes as per your need. If you don’t find one as per your requirement, you can even go for shipping container modification to fit your unique requirement.
A shipping container is made of tough steel and timber flooring. The high quality steel used makes the wear and tear cost minimal. These containers are available for rent or purchase at affordable prices in terms of the comfort they provide in lodging. Are you looking for a container to meet your needs? The company have highly experienced and skilled team to modify the container as you want. They are very innovative and have problem-solving approach to provide you with high quality that meets your needs. You can also have a options container accessories that you can get installed to create your best modified container. This is a challenge, which results in ideal container.
Some of the basic modification includes installing a rollup door in the side of a container. Still it is important that you specify what type of roll up door you want, where it will go, and consider factor of what type of steel box it is going to be fixed. The original structural veracity is compromised due to the cutting of a shipping container or removing any of its panel.
You can consider various sizes and types available with the company and then you can have appropriate idea on what you exactly need or how you want your container to be modified. The modifications are done to suit your budget and requirements. The skilled team will always be there to help you with modification specifications.
You should consider following steps to get your container modified:
· Select the base box: You need to select the base box as this simplifies the process and prevents the re installation of wheels every time in modification process.
· Select Basic modification option: First go for basic modification options such as additional windows and doors, painting, and electric work.
· Select advanced modification options: Once you selected the basic options and fins that still you need more modifications in your container select advanced options such as upgrading flooring.
· Develop sketch of your modified container: Use CAD/graphic design options to develop sketch of your modified container. This model will ensure you that every work in going on right steps.
If you already have a shipping container, you can request for pickup service at company’s suburbs. While if you are planning to buy a shipping container, you can specify requirements for your shipping container modification done at that very time.
One of the easiest ways to make gold in World of Warcraft is by selling limited supply items that other players really need. You need to go to certain locations, find special vendors, buy the rare recipes, essences, items, etc. And then run to the auction house and sell them for a profit.
Usually, when talking to a vendor, you'll see a (1) or (2) next to rare items. This means there are only one or two of that particular item left for the time being. Sometimes, you can buy what's left and sell it at the auction house for a profit. And, if you have time, you can stick around and wait a few minutes for the items to respawn and buy some more from the vendor!
Some limited supply items in World of Warcraft are worth more than others. It all depends on how crowded your server is and how much in-demand that particular item really is. Here's a list of some of the special sellers you can visit to find certain items that will sell for a lot of gold:
O Hinterlands — Visit Ruppo, who lives in the hills in the Northeast area of Aerie Peak. He sometimes sells the engineering plan mithril dragonling for about 40 silver. You can probably sell it for around 2-4 gold, depending on your server. Also be on the look out for ironfeather shoulder patterns, which can sometimes be found in that area. Resell it for 2-3 gold.
O For alchemy, Look for the elixir of shadow power recipe in Stormwind. It's sold by the sponsor Maria Lumere in the Mage Quarter. Only one is sold at a time, so you need to keep checking back until it respawns. You can sell it for at least 6 gold.
O Elixir of superior defense and free action pot can both be found in Ogrimmar, Stranglethorn Vale, and Ironforge. Look for the vendors Kor'geld, Soolie Berryfizz, and Vosur Brakthel respectively (although Kor'geld can sometimes be found in Stranglethorn Vale.
O You can get shadow oil in Duskwood and Thousand Needles from the vendors Bliztik and Montarr. On a good server World of Warcraft server, you can sell each one for around 100-200% more at the auction house than what you pay for it! You'll definitely want to stack up on this recipe.
O A limited supply blacksmith recipe is the golden scale coif. You can find it at Taranis by visiting either Krinkle Goodsteel or Trenton Lighthammer.
O Visit Stranglethorn Vale for the massive iron ax recipe. It's sometimes sold by vendors Hemet Nesingwary and Vharr.
O While in Stranglethorn Vale, visit Zarena Cromwind for moonsteel broadsword recipe. You can sell each one for 1-3 gold at the World of Warcraft auction house.
O You can find a couple of limited supply leatherworking items in the Blackrock Depths. Look for Lokhtos Darkbargainer for the black dragonscale boots and corehound boots patterns. Also look for Plugger Spazzring for black dragonscale breastplate.
O In Winterspring, look for the goods supplies vendor Qia in the goblin town of Everlook for the frostsaber boots pattern. You may also be able to find the mooncloth recipe if you stick around for awhile!
O In the Wetlands and Hillsbrad Foothills, you can get the green leather armor pattern from George Candarte and Wenna Silkbeard respectively.
O For tailoring patterns, you can check out Super-Seller 680 in Desolace for a crimson cloak pattern, dark silk shirt, and enchanter's cowl.
O In Moonglade, visit Lorelae Wintersong for felcloth pants and Darnall for a runecloth robe pattern. Darnall also sometimes sells patterns for runecloth boots and cloaks.
O Visit Outfitter Eric in Ironforge for the following patterns: tuxedo pants, tuxedo shirt, tuxedo jacket, and lavender mageweave shirt.
These are just some examples of limited supply items you can find in World of Warcraft. Again, how much gold you actually earn from selling them depends on the server you're on, the time of day, and demand. Hopefully, you'll learn enough from this guide to make all the gold you need!
There’s some amazing things about it. And some that aren’t. And that’s putting it mildly.
See, it’s become a bit of a breeding ground for self-proclaimed business mentors.
You know the ones – they’ve never actually run a business outside of teaching other people how to run a business.
Mind = Blown.
At best, they’re a little bit daft.
At worst, they’re scam artists.
Anyway, these “gurus” remind me of a certain character in Game of Thrones.
(By the way, if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. Moving on… )
Now, I have to be honest…
I can’t actually remember the guy’s name. He was way back in season two and didn’t have a big role. But he was one of the rulers in a city called “Qarth”.
Qarth was seen as one of the wonders of the world. It was beautiful. Exotic. And hot.
But the thing Quarth was most famous for was its wealth; It was one of the richest cities in Westeros (which, if you haven’t lost your Game of Thrones virginity yet, is the name of the land where the show is set.)
But get this:
Throughout season two, this particular character fancies a woman called Khaleesi. (And trust me, you can’t blame him!)
But Khaleesi wasn’t interested. And so he then tried to woo her with gold and the promise of an army at her back. Still didn’t work.
The poor guy was well and truly friend-zoned.
Anyway, Qarth had a mega-secure vault where they kept all the city’s gold and other treasures. And it was mentioned throughout season 2.
But here’s the kicker.
It turned out at the end of the season (and don’t worry, this ain’t a major spoiler), that there was actually…
NOTHING in the vault at all.
Qarth had been faking their wealth all along.
But the rest of the world still believed Quarth was minted.
And you know what?
This reminds me of a lot of online “business mentors”.
Just like Qarth, they also pretend they’re made of money. They pretend they’re a powerhouse in the online world. They pretend that, if you hire them as a mentor, your business will change overnight.
Yet here’s the thing:
Most of these “gurus” are like Qarth – Built on lies. Built on bullshit.
So what SHOULD you do when looking for a mentor?
Well, look for someone who has already done the things you want to achieve.
And, most importantly, make sure they’ve actually run a business other than coaching people how to run a business.
Personally, I believe I have the two best mentors in the world – Dan Meredith and Dexter Abraham
Two guys who are:
B) Have already achieved the things I want to achieve
C) Have run multiple successful businesses outside of coaching
D) They’re geniuses.
There you have it.
Having a mentor is huge. The things I’m learning are mind-blowing.
But it has to be a good mentor.
If you pick the wrong one, then the only thing you’ll get out of it is a huge whole in your wallet.