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1.Who Makes You Successful?

C o n t i n u i n g   D i s c u s s i o n s (5)

1.Email Marketing Organization That Represents Opt-In Emailers
~Aviva Sherman

2.Habeas Inc
~Sharon Bray-McPherson
~Cathy Wagner

3.Advertising help
~Amalia Sotiriadou
~Cathy Wagner
~Ben Marroquin

4.I just received SPAM offering to sell me anti-spam protection
~Julie Frost

5.Responses to William Jaroske's critique
~Cheryl A. Crossan

N e w     P o s t s  (3)

~World Game Inc.

2.Mike Spencer
~Advertising Help

3.Morris Reynolds

Site Review Requests   (1)

1.Chuck Clingenpeel

Site Review Responses   (1)

1.Ben Marroquin

G u e s t   A r t i c l e    (1)
1. Top Ten Ways to Deal with Overwhelm
By Michael Angier

Joke of the Day

================== Word from publisher ====================

Greetings All

Welcome  450 new subscribers who joined list since last mailing.




This below is an example how our businesses are being destroyed by ISP's who are making decision of censorship of emails coming to your mailboxes. As much as I hate spam and understand that is the reasons for taking such measures, one can't be happy with its outcomes.

Adland Digest is loosing now more subscribers each week than it gets new ones. And this is even when we get on average 400 new subscriptions each week.

See below communication between our server and server of the email address owner to whom we tried to deliver Adland Digest last week.


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================Who Makes You Successful?====================
From:John Olson

Well, I am doing better and starting to get back into things again. Thanks
to everyone who wrote and offered their thoughts and prayers on the
passing of my Wife, that was very nice of you.

So, I wanted to share one of my, "Sermons" as I like to call them, posted
on my TGIF Marketing Course site.

It's titled:

Who Makes You Successful?

This is one of those questions we all need to think about.

Who is the person who is going to make sure we make it in this online

Who is going to hold our hand?

Who is going to be there to help us?

The short answer is,


That's right, You are responsible for your own success.

You can get all the help and advice from me or someone else, but if you
don't follow it, if you just read it and then sit back and do nothing,
that is what you are going to get... Nothing....

You can look for a mentor and ask them to take you under their wing and
show you the ropes, but it's up to you to do the work. I can offer help
and advice, but will you take it? Will you do what is necessary to get the
job done?

To many of us just sit back waiting for the Magic Internet Marketing Fairy
to pop into our program and Wave the Magic Wand and poof... the money will
start to role in.

Sorry to disappoint you, there is no Magic Internet Marketing Fairy.

You are responsible for your own success. You need to do the work, place
the ads, talk to and write your leads and members under you. You need to
ask for help when you need it and then follow it.

I know, I have been guilty of this in the past. How many times did I read
or was I told to get an autoresponder but didn't? Until I decided to write
my own Marketing Course, I didn't think I need one. I was Wrong. I was

Since starting that course, I have realized the importance of having a
good autoresponder and using it. Not only for the course but to follow up
with those who join programs with me. Not to mention Leads....

People told me for years to get one. Did I listen? No, not until I had a
real reason to have one, did I go and get one. Then I realized what I was
missing in my marketing. I now have about 18 of the things for all kinds
of reasons and I keep adding them.

It's the same with Ad Tracking. I have been told for along time to Track
my Ads. Did I listen? No I didn't. Until I saw the results of what someone
could do by using it and the numbers of new members coming in because of

I am now Tracking my ads and I will be doing even more of it.

The point is, we all get advice all the time, but most of use don't listen
to it. We stubble on thinking we know better, or we just don't want to do
the work. Then we complain that we aren't getting sign ups, we aren't
making money.

Who is to blame?

We are, we are not listening.

So, where ever you get help from, it's up to you to put that help to work
for you.

I can or someone else can offer you the Best Advice in the World, but it
doesn't do any good if it goes in one ear and out the other.

Take action yourself if you want to be successful. Don't just sit there.

Take Care and God Bless,

John Olson

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (1.1)=============
From:Aviva Sherman
Subject:Email Marketing Organization That Represents Opt-In Emailers

Hi All,

As an internet marketer of many years I too am concerned about the
inevitable legislation to come.  Here is one association that represents
our interests.

This first paragraph taken directly from their website:

The Email Marketing Association (EMA) is the first trade association
dedicated solely to businesses involved in email marketing. Membership 
is open to web site owners, web site hosts, ISPs, direct email list providers, 
email advertisers and interactive agencies as well as businesses that provide 
supplies and services to email marketers.

Much Success,

Aviva Sherman

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (2.1)=============
From:Sharon Bray-McPherson
Subject:Habeas Inc

I would like to offer two comments concerning
posts in the last issue of Adland Digest (#339)

First to John Olson.  My deepest sympathy on
the loss of your wife.  You and your son will
be in my thoughts and prayers.

The second is not really a comment but it does
concern the Habeas issue.  In case someone is
interested in seeing what a Habeas Header looks
like I am including one below.  It is from a
discussion group that I used to belong to that
is hosted at  I have X'd out the
identifying list and the sender's name and

To: <>
From: "XXXXXXX" <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 13:36:53 -0600
Message-ID: <>
Reply-To: <>
X-Topica-Id: <1046029711.inmta002.3014.1007824>
List-Help: <>
List-Unsubscribe: <>
X-Habeas-SWE-1: winter into spring
X-Habeas-SWE-2: brightly anticipated
X-Habeas-SWE-3: like Habeas SWE (tm)
X-Habeas-SWE-4: Copyright 2002 Habeas (tm)
X-Habeas-SWE-5: Sender Warranted Email (SWE) (tm). The sender of this
X-Habeas-SWE-6: email in exchange for a license for this Habeas
X-Habeas-SWE-7: warrant mark warrants that this is a Habeas Compliant
X-Habeas-SWE-8: Message (HCM) and not spam. Please report use of this
X-Habeas-SWE-9: mark in spam to <>;.
Return-Path: <>
Received: (qmail 28648 invoked by alias); 23 Feb 2003 19:48:30 -0000
Received: (qmail 28640 invoked by uid 0); 23 Feb 2003 19:48:30 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO
( by 0 with SMTP; 23 Feb 2003 19:48:30 -0000
Received: from workpc
([]) by (mtiwmhc12) with SMTP id
<2003022319365611200617f6e>; Sun, 23 Feb 2003 19:36:56 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V5.00.2615.200
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
X-UIDL: <>

Sharon Bray-McPherson

SBM Distributors


===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (2.2)=============
From:Cathy Wagner
Subject:Habeas Inc


Thank you for the link regarding the Habeas lawsuits ( ). I read it and found it
fascinating; quite encouraging in fact.

I was particularly intrigued by the second case, Habeas vs. Dale Heller, Stan
Stuchinski and Clickbank. To my mind this is an obvious case of an affiliate who
got into trouble, but why implicate the program owner and the payment processor?

"They're all benefiting from the infringement of our trademark, so they're all
culpable" Anne Mitchell, president of Habeas, said. "Affiliate spam is one of
the biggest producers of the spam that's eating up the Internet now."

This, to me, a bizarre piece of thinking, akin to punishing the child of a man
who stole food that she ate. The child has absolutely no clue what is going on
and certainly is not conspiring with her father to steal. Affiliate programs
expect members to abide by their rules, just as a child expects their father to
be lawful.

Clearly, the affiliate would be the only one to blame for his own actions and
the truth is probably NOT that he is a massive spammer, but more likely, that he
is inexperienced.

Nearly all affiliate programs on the web (including ClickBank) rigorously
discourage the use of SPAM and yet we have seen whole programs taken down
because of the irresponsibility of a few. Personally, I would like to see a case
like this argued in court; it could put an end to web sites and whole programs
being taken down with no recourse due to SPAM complaints.

These suits could also challenge the right of Habeas to police the internet. I
am anxious to hear the rulings. Keep us posted. :)

Have a Profitable Day,

Cathy Wagner

ONE STOP Internet Business Services
Your ONE STOP for high quality marketing
information, tips and recommendations.


===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (3.1)=============
From:Amalia Sotiriadou
Subject:Advertising help

Hi Shirley and welcome to the wide, wild world of Internet Marketing :)

I see that you have picked out your program and you are now ready to start
making sales. Terrific!

There are dozens of different ways to get the word out, and you will have
to learn quite a bit about each one of them before you can make an
informed decision about what works best for you. I guess the best place to
start would be at the site you are promoting itself. Most affiliate
programs have some resources you can use to help you promote.

What is most important to take into account are two very valuable assets
you possess and how much you are willing to invest of each one of them in
your new business: money and time. The two are almost interchangeable in
the marketing effort. Also very important to think about is your own

Are you a people person? Then you may do very well in chats and bulletin
boards (make sure they are specifically designated - don't spam!) or even
promoting off line. Are you a good writer or at least "teachable"? You may
consider spreading your message through safelist and e-zine advertisement
or even write your own articles to submit. Do you have a lot of time but
no money? Start exchange and click through programs are one way to get
started. Do you have a little money to invest? You may consider buying
leads, visitors or to be listed in the Pay per click engines.

Remember: Internet Marketing is a business, like any other business on or
off line. You need to do your homework, study your product, make your
plans and to keep on learning continuously to make it work. You have
entered into an exciting new world. Take the time to explore it thoroughly

I wish you the best of luck!


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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (3.2)=============
From:Cathy Wagner
Subject:Advertising help

Hello Shirley,

Please forgive me for saying so, but when I clicked through to your offer (I had
to go to the secrets2success homepage because your URL didn't work), it seemed
to offer all of the information you need to be successful online. So, I am
confused. If its a good product, you have access to all of the info you need and
if its not a good product, why are you promoting it?

Maybe the information they offer is confusing, or the strategies they recommend
complicated. Maybe they tell you to advertise, but not how or where? If this is
the case, I advise you to check out my site and start with my ebook, Anyone Can
Have a Business Online, at

It will give you an overview of the most common forms of online advertising and
how to get the most out of them for free, along with a chapter devoted to ad
writing tips. Also, at my site, you will find live marketing discussions,
articles and an opportunity to receive prompt, clear and thoughtful answers to
your specific questions, all for free.

Good Luck!

Have a Profitable Day,

Cathy Wagner

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===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (3.3)=============
From:Ben Marroquin
Subject:Advertising help

Hi Shirely,

There are many avenues that You can take in order to drive traffic to your
site. Your focus should be on getting targeted traffic to your site;
traffic that is interested in what You have to offer.

On that note I went to Your site listed in Your sig. file and came upon a
"ERROR 404: The URL that you requested, /229110 could not be found" page.

When You get the problem resolved here are my top 6 methods for driving
targeted and mass traffic to my site:

1) The secret to getting Search Engine traffic is picking profitable niche
keywords related to your site. Then develop niche-keyword-focused Web
Pages based on one or two of these keywords.

For instance: Go to and type in earthblock and You will find
that I have the number 1 and 2 ranking (as of April 8, 2003). This one
keyword brings in over 300 free targeted visitors to my site. Now multiply
this by 10 profitable niche keyword targeted Web Pages and You'll begin to
see the big picture.

And thanks to SBI!'s brainstorming and researching tool I just found a
related niche keyword that receives over 24,000 searches per month and has
only 17 sites that are focused around me a keyword with a
profitability of 64,408%! I created a Web Page related to this niche
keyword 2 weeks ago and can hardly wait to see my search engine results.

BTW SBI!'s Analyze it button makes creating niche keyword focused pages a

This is just a very brief overview of how to receive Search Engine traffic
because to expand would take pages upon pages of writing. Instead of doing
this You can download a free copy of "Make Your Content PREsell!" at (it's the 3rd free e-book);
This e-book goes into great detail on how to create a niche-keyword-themed
site that Search Engines love.

2) Value Exchange is a new feature that will allow You to register Your
site in a growing database of sites that are looking for quality
complementary sites to Exchange Links with.

Exchanging links (text and/or graphical) with other sites increases
traffic in two ways...

A) it sends each other traffic.

B) it increases link popularity ratings at the search engines.

Value Exchange even culls out sites that have yet to achieve their quality
standards! Why? Because the sites You link to reflect upon the credibility
of your site and business. And best of all...registering is currently
free. You can learn more about Value Exchanging at:

3) Let Your Knowledge fuel traffic to Your site!

The Internet is not called the super information highway for nothing. Just
get online and you'll have access to tons of information, on just about
any topic you can think of, at the tips of your fingers. One of the
greatest sources of information on the net is forums.

Knowing this and how to utilize this powerful source of information can
lead to a flood of traffic to your website...provided You follow some
simple rules:

A) Search for forums that are related to your business website and area of

B) Take a look around the boards and make sure it has a lot of
activity/members, read the more popular topics, and model yourself after
the veteran posters of that forum. See how they post and emulate them.

C) Never post blatant ads! Doing so is considered spamming and can result
in Your business going down the toilet. Don't just post for the sake of
posting so that Your sig. file will show. This will turn people off and
cause you to have a bad reputation...thus creating a negative backlash to
your reputation and business.

D) Make sure your posts are informative, on topic, and helpful.

E) Look for topics that are popular (have a large number of hits/views)
and see if you can contribute something new and insightful to the

That's all there is to it. Make it a point to visit a couple of forums on
a daily bases with a set goal of placing at least one informative post.
Soon, this will add up and You'll be pleasantly Surprised with the

For greater detail on the subject visit Harvey Segal topic: How To Profit
>From Forum Postings in issue 337 at:

4) Get real targeted traffic for mere pennies per visitor. Pay Per Click
Search Engines is an excellent way to drive targeted traffic to Your site.

In order for them to be cost effective You should know your conversion
ratio, bid on niche keywords, and seek the #4 - #10 position. For more
info go to:

My favorite PPC Search Engines are and

5) 1,000's upon 1,000's of Webmasters are doing about You?

Traffic Exchanges are a great way to get *mass* traffic to Your website
for free. This is an especially good avenue of marketing if You offer
products and services that are geared towards fellow webmasters.

I use Traffic Exchanges to offer Free *Viral* eBooks/eCourses, free 10 day
ad postings, free live and interactive business and internet training,
free affiliate showcase sites, and business opportunities...I'm happy with
the results.

I especially like to join new start up exchanges and upgrade to pro
membership for a couple of bucks. Doing so supplies me with 2,000 hits per
month. I verify these hits using my comprehensive set of SBI! tracking

Too learn more about traffic exchanges go to:

6) Advertising in quality Ezines like Adland Digest ;o) is an effective
means of getting targeted traffic to your site. It takes a some research
to find high quality ezine but it's worth it. Here's what you should do in
case you don't already know:

Go to Your favorite Search Engine and type in "advertising and marketing
newsletters", "internet services newsletters" "Business Opportunity
Newsletters" and/or newsletters related to your offering.

Next, Subscribe to the ones that interest You most.

Then, Find out how many subscribers they have. They tell you in the
Newsletter or on their order page, if not, email them and ask. You'll want
to advertise in those with 3000 subscribers or more. Top Sponsor and Solo
ads usually give you better results.

Ezine Advertising is currently the subject of much debate because of the
proliferation of spam on the net but they are still one of the best
advertising mediums/vehicles on the net.

Here are more internet marketing avenues that You can take in order to
drive traffic to Your site: Writing Ezine Articles, Joint Ventures, Banner
Exchanges, Text Link Box Exchanges, Safelists, Owning Your Own FFA Site,
etc...and Offline Marketing.

I hope this helps You Shirely in Your online endeavors and wish you

Ben Marroquin

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SBI! even comes with a Guarantee of Success!


===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (4.1)=============
From:Julie Frost
Subject:I just received SPAM offering to sell me anti-spam protection

That is so ridiculous! I think I may have gotten the same spam. I just
don't see how anyone would say "Hmm, I guess I'll buy this from these
people!" I will NEVER do business with any company that sends me spam.

I know that anti-spam servers/software/etc., has been talked about here in
the past, but does anyone have any REALLY good suggestions? I looked into
one company that required myself and/or the email sender to "okay" further
transmissions. It was about $20 a month. I can't remember the name of the
company now (darnit!) but it sounded like a good idea. I get at least
100-200 spams a day, and the Eudora filters don't always do the trick.

What do you all think? Any suggestions?

Best of Success,
Julie Frost

Reducing Debt, Creating


===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (5.1)=============
Subject:Responses to William Jaroske's critique

Well William you certainly have your "facts" in order,
for one thing, you certainly did NOT visit my site, as
there was NO link to my site provided in my post. So once again we see Mr.
Jaroske shooting off his mouth BEFORE he gets his facts in order. As for
my last name, that's MY business and NOR do I have anything to "hide" as
you so put it, by excluding my last name from my post, nor do I need to
justify my reasoning behind my decision to the likes of someone with your
sheer uneducated internet marketing experience and unintelligence.

As I stated before, if you're going to publicly "bash"
iCop, then I suggest you start calling Rick Beneteau, Tom Glander of the
Newbie Club, Willie Crawford, Bryan Hall (etc.) and inform them that they
are supporting a "crooked company", you my friend will be in for a very
rude awakening about WHO and WHAT iCop is truly about. Oh and just a tip,
it's iCop NOT iCops .



===========C o n t i n u i n g D i s c u s s i o n (5.2)=============
From:Cheryl A. Crossan
Subject:Responses to William Jaroske's critique

William, you almost had me convinced of my stupidity when you asked that
off-the-wall question about my full name not being on my website. I
thought it USE to be there. I actually went and checked. Then I realized
why you couldn't find it. It's in those capital letters on the CONTACT ME
page. Along with my REAL address and REAL phone number. I have it there
because I have a great site and I'm very proud of it. I'm sorry you
couldn't figure out who the ME was on MY site.  I want to tell you, in all sincerity, thanks for allowing me the biggest laugh of my day. I wish you prosperity and a 
lot of luck. I mean, a LOT of luck. Sincerely, 

Cheryl A.

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==============N e w P o s t i n g  (1)=============
Subject:World Game Inc.

Hello I have been a virtual larker for a year now seeing a colleague's
copy of this digest, and I felt it was time I contributed to the

Some months ago the above organisation came into my circle of knowledge,
and I rejected it out of hand, since I felt it was a money circulation

In the intervening months, nothing has changed my view, however, my
concerns are now growing as a friend of mine has become involved big time,
and cannot see the pitfalls.

Here are some items from their FAQ before I explain what I believe they
are about:

Where is WGInc located?
The registered office for WGInc is in the British Virgin Islands.

What is the World Games Inc Lottery?
Twenty-six Members in five divisions share the Sweepstakes 8 prize pool
each week. Each entry is 10 Swiss Francs.

How are lottery monies paid out?
70% to each winner's Personal Account and the remaining 30% is placed in
their Mandatory Stock Purchase Account.

What is the World Games Inc Private stock exchange?
The Member's Private Stock Exchange comprises a stock market game where
members can buy and sell Global Airlines Virtual Stocks. The market is
simply driven by Member supply and demand with no external influences.

Are the Stocks traded on the WGI Exchange based on reality?
NO! There is no link or reference to any company, rules or regulations
beyond those of the WGI Exchange.
The WGI Exchange is purely a game.


An off shore bank account facility with debit card access is available.
Members can apply for their own offshore, secure bank account with 24 hour
a day access through a debit or credit card that can be used at most ATM
machines worldwide.

These are their accepting bankers
Standard Chartered Bank
Shops 135 & 138-141
1/F Edinburgh Tower
The Landmark 15 Queens Road
Central Hong Kong

and it goes into an account by the name of Worldplay Ltd.

Okay the questions that I am asking are as follows:

Those in the USA will be advised they cannot play in this game - it is not

Why does the company register in The Virgin Islands, bank in Hong Kong and
have backing from Australia where they are also not allowed to play the
game due to legality. And why do they trade in Swiss Francs?

I have also heard in the past two weeks that ATM cards are not being
issued right now, and that the bank that had been supporting this facility
have withdrawn their cooperation.

Why is not possible to withdraw all winnings?

Quite simply everything is being financed by more people signing up as
virtual brokers.

Has anyone else come across this organisation and what are your views,




==============N e w P o s t i n g  (2)=============
From:Mike Spencer
Subject:Advertising Help

I'm looking for some help and advice on effective low cost (free even
better) advertising resources that work.

I've just started using AdlandPro today, but any other help would be
greatly appreciated.

I'm currently concentrating my efforts on promoting a free report about
Coral Calcium supplements.

The report contains a lot of info about the different types of CC on the
market - the good, the bad and the ugly. The overall objective is
obviously to direct people to my CC page, having built a relationship with
my new visitors first.

I'm trying to reach as wide an audience as possible (targeted) but at
minimum cost (goes without saying really).

Thanks in advance for your help.



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==============N e w P o s t i n g  (3)=============
From:Morris Reynolds

Hello, I just started my online business about a month ago and am looking
for ways to Generate more traffic and how to follow up on leads.
Generally, all the things that rookies don't know about and how to avoid
anymore pitfalls.(or at least minimize them) I am involved in the wellness
and natural products industry so it is a legitimate, solid business.  Not
too much hype but enough to interest the client.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm here to learn. Thanks, Morris

Health and Wealth for Everybody(or as many as possible)


=====================Site Review Request  (1)===============
From:Chuck Clingenpeel

I need some straight forward answers on how to improve my website. I have
seen a lot of webmasters get impressive help in the past through your
Adland Digest experts. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Thank you,

Chuck Clingenpeel

Chuck Clingenpeel


=====================Site Review Response  (1)===============
From:Ben Marroquin

Thank You for taking the time to visit and review my site Katheryn.

You have sparked several new ideas; Ideas that will take a while to
implement, but will definitely be worth it.

I currently receive 3 page views per visitor and about 1,000 visitors per
month from search engines.

Ever since I began to follow the Action Guide that came with my SBI! site
more closely (starting in Jan. 2003) I have seen my Alexa rating go from
above 800,000 to above 480,000 to 394,879 as of April 8, 2003!

My progress has been study as I continue to master the knowledge supplied
by Dr. Ken Evoy. By the time I'm done I'm confident that I will crack the
under 200,000 ranks at Alexa. My goal is to do so by July 2003.

I believe I will do so, especially with the new SBI! Value Exchange
feature launching. This feature will allow me to easily, effectively, and
efficiently raise my link popularity and search engine ranking.

Again, thank you for taking the time to review my site is

Ben Marroquin

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 Top Ten Ways to Deal with Overwhelm
ByMichael Angier

Lately, many of the people I've been talking with or coaching
have been complaining about being overwhelmed. I have to admit
that I've been wrestling with it too.

My ideas and my commitments seem to far outpace my time and
energy. So here's my advice to you--and to myself--for dealing
with overwhelm.

1. Recognize that overwhelm isn't real. It's not something
that attacks us. It's a feeling we experience based upon a
belief there's too much to do and too little time to do it.
It's fear--plain and simple. And once we recognize and
acknowledge it, we're better equipped to deal with it.

2. Be grateful. Just think, the alternative is that you have
little to do and you're bored. Appreciate the fact that you
have the opportunities and the projects that allow you to
contribute to the world.

3. Accept the fact you'll never be caught up. If you're a
person of action--someone with goals and aspirations--it's not
too likely you'll ever have an empty inbox. The times in which
we live and our ability to do meaningful work throughout our
lives leads me to believe that we will always have things left
to do.

4. Understand that we can only think about one thing at a
time. We may be able to multi-task and we may be able to
switch our thoughts very rapidly, but we really can hold only
one thought in our mind at a time. Trying to think about more
than one thing at once is very tiring and frustrating.

5. Be selective. The biggest weapon you have in fighting
overwhelm is your ability to prioritize what you need to do.
By making intelligent choices based upon urgent, non-urgent,
important and non-important, we can focus better. By basing
these choices on our core values, we can relax in the belief
that we're doing what matters most.

6. Delegate. Learn to gain the assistance of others. People
like to help, but you have to ask. Anything that can be
adequately done by someone else should be delegated. It's an
important skill worth developing.

7. Learn to say no. Our feelings of overwhelm largely come
from taking on too much. If you're asked to do something,
don't be too quick to accept the assignment. You might think
you're being a nice person, but if you succumb to health
problems because of it, you won't be nice for very much

If you're TOLD to do something (by a boss, for instance), ask
them which things they would like to have you put off while
you complete the new assignment.

8. Take care of yourself. There will always be times when
we're called upon to put forth extra effort. And we can if
we've been taking good care of ourselves right along. For
those periods where extra drive, a few extra hours and hard
work are required, we need to be in good shape--mentally and

If we've been eating, sleeping and exercising properly, we'll
be far better prepared for the extra stress our lives require.

Remember to take breaks. The tendency for many of us is to
work harder and longer. In actuality, we can get more done in
less time and with less effort if we take breaks.

9. Breathe. When we feel overwhelmed, we have a tendency to
tighten up instead of relax. It seems like there are many
things we HAVE to do, but the only thing we REALLY have to do
is breathe. Take some long deep breaths and feel yourself
returning to the present.

10. Focus on the task at hand. If we're thinking about what's
NOT getting done or all the other things we have to do, we
can't focus well on what we're doing now. Think about what you
ARE doing rather than what you're NOT getting done. Otherwise,
you're going to be defeated by your feelings of overwhelm.

Use these ten tips in dealing with overwhelm and you'll find
yourself feeling more in charge and at peace.

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=====================Joke of the Day   (1)===============

Provided by Marianne Payton

Let's see if I understand how the world works lately...

If a man cuts his finger off while slicing salami at work, he blames the

If you smoke three packs a day for 40 years and die of lung cancer, your family
blames the tobacco company.

If your neighbour crashes into a tree while driving home drunk, he blames the

If your grandchildren are brats without manners, you blame television.

If your friend is shot by a deranged madman, you blame the gun manufacturer.

And if a crazed person breaks into the cockpit and tries to kill the pilot at
35,000 feet, and the passengers kill him instead, the mother of the crazed
deceased blames the airline.

If a child eats too many hamburgers and French fries, and turns into a fat pig,
the parents sue McDonald's

I must have lived too long to understand the world as it is anymore.

So, if I die while my old, wrinkled butt is parked in front of this computer, I
want you to blame Bill Gates...okay?

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