Make It Or Break It With Your Home Business

To make it or break it on the Internet you might use something you never even thought of. Making it isn’t always about the physical content. Making it or breaking it isn’t always about SEO or just the content. I was in the auto motive retail industry for over 25 years, and there are more similarities than you think.

One of the most important things I learnt in sales was people had to like you, I know what you’re thinking. What does that have to do with the Internet; there is no face to face or direct contact. I believe that’s all the more reason for you to get them to like you. You can share with people your experiences and even the funny things that have happened to you. Everybody that starts in the Internet home business does just that, starts. I believe that you being on the same level as the beginner is important and not just suggesting to them to try this or try that.

There were some words of wisdom I picked up a long time ago from a man named Joe Verde. He said if a client likes you they will listen, if they listen to you they will probably believe you. If they believe you this increases your chances of them buying from you. Makes sense doesn’t it. If this is true then so is the opposite, If they don’t like you they probably won’t listen and if they don’t listen they definitely won’t believe you and if they don’t believe you I’m pretty sure they won’t buy from you.

Have a little fun with it, If 50 people jumped of a cliff would you jump to? You can be yourself and still be successful. If your different than everyone else your unique, If your unique that’s not a bad thing.

Always remember if you think you’re going to fail or you think you’re going to succeed……… you’re right.

Top 5 Honeymoon Retreats

Planning your wedding can prove very exciting but very stressful! You’ve got to think about booking the venue, buying your wedding dress, sorting out the bridesmaids and everything else which comes along. The best thing to think about is knowing that after the big day, you’ve got a 2 week honeymoon to look forward to, somewhere divine, surrounded by white sands, swaying palms and romance filled air. But…where to go? With so many options available for you and with a hefty budget in tow, the decision is yours! Here are some great destination tips which just may help you make up your mind;

1. The Maldives – Scattered around the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the stereotypical, idyllic destination for any honeymoon. Arrive in style via speedboat or seaplane, be greeted with a refreshing tropical cocktail then make yourself at home in your Jacuzzi Water Villa for the best 14 days of your life. What better way to celebrate your new promised love for each other than relaxing in sheer privacy surrounded by crystal clear sparkling water and water alone. You’ll be dazzled by the white, talcum powder sands, the sparkling ocean and the luxury of your wooden, stilted villa sitting above the Indian Ocean. The island is your oyster, you can relax on the beach, jump onboard a speed boat and visit some local islands, try your hand at scuba diving or partake in the ultimate true love experience…the Robinson Crusoe trip. The Robinson Crusoe trip is offered on many islands and offers you the chance to be stranded alone, just you, your husband and the ocean. The Maldives must be seen to be believed, until I travelled their, I didn’t believe such beauty existed.

2. Mexico – Boasting 5* hotels, Mexico is the ideal location for those who don’t want to lift a finger for the full 14 nights. With several resorts to choose from, the most popular and romantic being the Riviera Maya. Fly into Cancun and transfer across to your luxury property, be greeted with a cold towel and make yourself welcome in your stunning bedroom along with extra large Jacuzzi. The Riviera Maya sits along a stunning, white coast line with swaying palm trees lining the shore. Entertainment is all hotel based where you’ll usually find sporting activities, diving excursions and evening shows. If you’re the type of couple who still loves a good night out then catch a taxi and head into the capital of Cancun. Boasting an array of trendy, modern bars where you can sit on a swing whilst sipping a tequila, have a wander around the beautiful shops and then join a queue for a nightclub, some of which have waterslides! For a captivating, romance filled honeymoon, Mexico offers something every couple will enjoy.

3. Barbados – For a honeymoon where time will near enough stands still, Barbados is the ideal destination. Get into the local pace here by relaxing and taking everything in, in a perfectly slow, special way. Unwind on these overwhelming, white sandy beaches with a rum punch in hand. You won’t want to leave your hotel but you must. Let the local flavours envelope you by heading to the undeveloped east coast where you can enjoy the rugged surroundings and wild surfing areas. Barbados is one of those once in a lifetime places to visit, so what could be more special than visiting to celebrate your marriage and love for one another.

4. Costa Rica – For an adventure filled honeymoon, head to the tropical Costa Rica. Situated in Central America, this beautiful retreat offers a unique feel which most other destinations can’t. One moment you’ll be stood in an atmospheric tropical rainstorm then travelling out of it will see you laid on a sunny, sandy beach with a good book and being watched over by the Arenal volcano. Get adventurous and partake in the canopy tour…after setting out via horseback, hike through the tropical rain forests and finish the day 55 meters high in the canopy flying through the canopy by cables, although not for the faint hearted, this is a definite must while in Costa Rica. If that sounds a little too vigorous, try a spot of fishing, white water rafting or even horse riding. Ideal for a honeymoon with a twist, Costa Rica is perfect for those who love abit of adventure and like to keep busy.

5. Cape Verde – For the ultimate in true romance and relaxation, head to the volcanic islands of Cape Verde. The stunning island of Sal is one of the most popular offering a high standard of hotels and crisp, white beaches. Still an up and coming resort, Santa Maria offers sweeping white coastlines with plenty of comfortable sunbeds ready and waiting for you and your new hubby to lie back, breathe in the unique atmosphere and gaze into one another’s eyes feeling relaxed and completely happy and ready for your new life together. Cape Verde holidays also come bearing a uniquely low price tag so could prove best in the long run leaving you with some spare cash for that new house!

Wherever you decide to go for your perfect honeymoon, as long as it has soft white beaches, glittering blue seas and your beautiful new hubby by your side, you’ll have the best break of a lifetime and one to remember together until the end. Begin your life together as you mean to go on…filled with beauty, luxury and most importantly, much love.

Healthy Meals of the Military – Examples For the Busy Man

The typical work day is often so hectic and unpredictable that we often insist that nothing could be busier or worse. This is not really or honestly the case, when you seriously stop and think about it. If there is anyone who truly fits the definition of being a true Busy Man, that person is without a doubt a member of the military armed forces. This is someone who is called to respond to orders and situations on a moment’s notice, and this does not always leave room or time in the schedule for eating at a leisurely pace. However, this does not mean that the soldier has to make do on only crackers and water. Great care in research, planning, and preparation has been made in ensuring that the caloric and nutritional needs of fighting men and women are properly met, not only in the case of members of the US military, but in military forces around the world. Much has been said about the feeding of soldiers in the past, with stories and legends about C-rations and K-rations, but what about the present day?

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is the organization within the US Department of Defense responsible for supplying services and materials to the various branches of the United States’ military forces. According to the DLA, the current successor to the C-rations of the World War 2 era is the MRE. Formally, this is listed in official documents as “Meal, Ready-to-Eat.” These were developed by food researchers at the US Army Natick Soldier Center in Massachusetts, and first introduced to combat troops between 1981 and 1986. The designated purpose of the MRE is to provide sustenance to someone involved in strenuous activities such as military training, or while engaged in some military operation or endeavor, where access to regular food service facilities is not available. In other words, this is for the individual in training or on the battlefield who cannot get to a regular cafeteria, mess hall or tent, or a fast food restaurant.

The typical man who is busy during the day, who similarly cannot stop to get something to eat, would usually bring his lunch or meal to work with him. In the case of the US soldier, the “brown bag” is in the form of a plastic bag. Actually, these are items contained in a plastic six-inch by twelve-inch “meal bag,” as the DLA calls it. A soldier is often on the move, and needs to carry supplies with him or her, so items cannot be either heavy in weight or bulky in size. As described in the document “Operational Rations,” the items contained in the meal bag are made up of an entrĂ©e, other elements that civilians would call side dishes and dessert, a beverage, and accessories such as condiments, a spoon, and a napkin. The meal itself, according to the DLA, provides about 1250 calories on average. This is broken down to roughly 13% protein, 36% fat, and 51% carbohydrates. It is also noted that one such meal provides one-third of the Military Recommended Daily Allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, as determined by the US Surgeon General. The overall calorie goal for active soldiers is 3600 calories per day, not much different from an athlete in training for sport or competition.

To address the issue of boredom, and variety in the menu choices, there are currently twenty-four different meal plans listed on the current MRE menu, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency. This is updated frequently, and as of January 2010, the current “MRE Individual Menus List” is designated “MRE, XXVIII.” According to the DLA, menu items are evaluated as to their ability to remain shelf stable and nutritious after preparation and preservation in foil and plastic storage pouches, and are tested for taste and appearance by the most demanding audience, the soldiers themselves. In examining the listing, there are food items in each menu, covering the breakfast, lunch, and dinners meals, as well as a snack or two. Some menus are clearly intended for the breakfast meal, and others can easily be taken as either lunch or dinner.

A breakfast menu on this list is Menu 4. Items include an entree of a cheese and vegetable omelet. Side items described include granola with blueberries, toaster pastry, a plain cracker, apple butter, a cinnamon scone, and French vanilla coffee. Salsa verde is listed as the particular condiment offering, and a spoon accompanies these meal elements. There is an accessory packet along with this meal. The list of items in this includes apple cider (a dry powder to be reconstituted with water), salt, gum, matches, tissue, and a moist towelette.

A lunch menu on this list is Menu 12. The items here include an entree of veggie burger in barbecue sauce. The side items listed include dried fruit, a chocolate banana muffin top, two wheat snack bread pieces, and a carbohydrate electrolyte beverage. Hot sauce is the listed condiment, and a spoon is also included for this meal. The accessory packet for this meal includes lemon tea, salt, gum, matches, tissue, and a moist towelette.

A dinner menu on this list is Menu 24. The entree listed here is chicken breast strips with salsa, and fried rice. Side items listed include a shortbread cookie, a vegetable flavor cracker, and jalapeno cheese spread. Green hot sauce is the condiment included. Mocha coffee and a spoon are also detailed. For this meal there is included a mix of candy: plain chocolate disks, chocolate with peanuts, and peanut butter disks. The accessory packet for this meal contains lemon tea, salt, gum, matches, tissue, and a moist towelette.

There are similarities to the eating requirements for members of the military and men who have both busy schedules and are in a fitness or sport training program. There is the need to be able to get nutritious and filling food quickly, especially when time is at a premium. There is also the problem of receiving a meal that is properly balanced, to allow for peak and efficient performance when under physical and mental stress. Members of the military have the benefit of researchers, dieticians, and professional chefs, to address these problems. Civilians can learn from these lessons as well, and this involves careful planning and preparation for the activities involved, whether to simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, improved physique, or in fueling and nourishing the body for engaging in a muscle training or conditioning program.

Additional information and tips concerning nutrition, healthy eating, and fitness for men can be found at Nutrition and Fitness For Men