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The Hidden Power of the Rocking Chair

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The rocking chair was part of colonial life; it was an American phenomenon. Although it came to the colonies by way of England as a garden chair, new Americans quickly moved it into their homes as a cradling device for mother and child. The rocking chair grew so popular among the colonists that by 1750 the American Windsor Rocking Chair, built in Philadelphia, became known worldwide.

Generations of Americans grew up with the rocking chair; it was a common and functional piece of furniture in almost every home. A rocking chair provided the means to help a fussy child to sleep; soothe emotional wounds; and provide comfort in times of illness. But the rocking chair’s purpose was mainly used to ensure an emotional bond between mother and child.

A baby that’s rocked to sleep benefits greatly; the infant isn’t alone in a cradle; his mother IS the cradle; back and forth; back and forth; slowly picking up a rhythm, with the sound of humming or a sweet lullaby. The neural network of the infant’s brain is taking in signals; all is well; I’m with you; we’re moving together.

Most children never get that signal. They’re placed into their cribs with a bottle or pacifier and expected to sleep. Some will cry; others will stare at inner space; but that crucial intimate message is never received. Emotional stability is lost.

Today we’re discovering how important the rocking chair is for psychosocial well-being; its use has spread far beyond the mother/child cradle, and can be a cure for a wide range of health problems.

Studies by the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing and the Center for Clinical Research on Aging have shown the gentle motion of a rocking chair releases endorphins; a chemical known to improve mood and lessen pain. The study confirms that Rocking Chair Therapy increases the quality of life for people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Medical College of Virginia conducted a study that shows the calming movement of a rocking chair can dramatically speed up the healing process in severely ill patients. In addition, the rocking chair is now being used as therapy for post-surgery recovery.

According to Dr. Heinrich Addleheim of the Kinetic Therapy Clinic in Berlin, Germany, the rocking chair is simply amazing, “We’ve seen cases of patients recuperating from heart attack and stroke – without any trace of permanent damage – simply because they used a rocking chair while they were recovering. I’ve seem people bedridden with arthritis who were up and around inside a week after regular use of the rocking chair. . . it’s not just a piece of furniture; it’s a remarkable medical device.”

Rocking Chair Therapy is being applied to the following:

o Dementia

o Alzheimer’s

o Autism

o Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

o Stuttering

o Diabetes

o Arthritis

o Heart Disease

o Surgical Recovery

o Mental Illness

In closing, let’s not forget the people who have felt a great affection for their rocking chairs; Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Bertholt Brecht, Pablo Picasso, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Benjamin Franklin.

The American colonists bestowed upon us many gifts; a great Republic, and a great chair.

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Building Customer Loyalty

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The following tips can apply to virtually any profession or industry. If you think that these are self-evident, then I challenge you to take a personal assessment. Print this page and keep the list on your desk for one week. Place a checkmark next to each item when you conduct an activity that fulfills one of these objectives. Can you check all of these items in one week? Are you actively practicing the commitment that you desire from your customers?

If you want loyalty, you have to give it

Makes a list of your most important customers or clients. For your general customers or clients, demonstrate your commitment in general terms and especially when they need you. For the most important customers, demonstrate your commitment and let them know how much you appreciate them. Sometimes loyalty takes sacrifice.

Communicate

Building a lasting relationship requires communication. Communication means listening to your customer or client, as well as conveying your own message. One sided communication is a speech, mutual communication is a conversation. Communicate when things are going well and when there are problems. When things are going as expected, bring it to their attention. When there are problems, provide the scope of the challenge and your solutions, preferably before the customer even knows that the problems exists. This builds credibility, confidence and trust.

Understand Your Customer’s Goals

The products or services that you provide are only meaningful in the context of your customer’s objectives. What you do is intended achieve financial or strategic objectives, or fulfill a need. Understand and communicate your value from the perspective of the customer. Be aware of changes that may affect the customer requirements and your perceived value so you can adjust accordingly.

Be Consistent

One of the best ways to manage expectations is to be consistent. Be consistent with your quality, your responsiveness and delivery of goods or services. Establish a routine schedule for communication with your most important customers, so you can call “just to talk” and check the pulse of the relationship.

Build Credibility

There are two easy ways to build credibility. First, do what you say you are going to do. If you leave a message to call back or make a commitment for follow-up, then call when you said you would call. Even if you do not have all the answers, call when you commit to call back. The second way to build credibility is to take time to get the best answer. Sometimes you may not know the best response to a situation or request. Ask for time to research and come back with the most accurate answer or information that you can obtain. Taking time for accuracy can be far more beneficial to your customer than a quickly but incorrect reply.

Cracker Jack Surprise

Give your customers something more than expected. Don’t tell them in advance, just do something to demonstrate your appreciation. It can be as simple as a greeting card, email or small token to show your appreciation. Loyalty is a relationship, and it should be nurtured as you would care for a friend. Do not take it for granted.

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Words of Wisdom

“An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.”

– Elbert Hubbard

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”

– Peter Drucker

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

– Vince Lombardi

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10 Clarifications On Japanese 5 S House Keeping Model – Implement In Digital Marketing Leadership

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I was unable to bear to pass up a major opportunity on these subtleties of preparing in Digital Marketing due to the seasons for outstanding security in the unstable Internet and Digital Age where we have digital assaults, specific software engineers and different sources who may take in our clients, customers and our very own data.

Before I plunge into the 5-S House- Keeping Model that is actualized by the Japanese in their own and business world, I felt the lack of need to specify the Japanese Educational System in a nutshell which I could list in shots as follows:

• It is intriguing to take note of that the degree of Japanese Education is higher even contrasted with the world guidelines.

• Learning Mathematics in Japan in Schools is treated as learning a language and that synchronizes with Galileo Galilei explanation “Mathematics and Science is the language of the universe”.

• Their System of Education accentuates Morals, Manners and Etiquette before information and until the age of 10, the Japanese students have no concerns of composing tests.

• The Japanese students are prepared to regard individuals, soak up liberality and be delicate to all living beings and living creatures as well.

• Most Japanese schools have no janitors or caretakers. The students are collaborated on rotation premise and prepared to clean, clear and wipe the homerooms, the school premise and the entire yard. They get familiar with the specialty of collaboration and participation first before they get familiar with any subjects.

• Most Japanese schools have normalized menu for lunch and is given by the school to fabricate a family climate.

• After school, youngsters go to different workshops, for example, calligraphy, verse, writing, science, etc.

• Nearly all students must wear uniform similarly as it is standard in the Middle East and India.

• Similarly, as in India, the understudies show profound regard for their educators and bow down with a welcome.

• There is an extraordinary compatibility among educators and students, and the instructor welcome each student with a generous smile daily, calling their names, visually connecting, benevolent non-verbal hello there five or a handshake with a couple of uplifting statements.

What I induce from this is that we also all in all could follow this glow of conduct and treat our guests, customers, clients with sympathy and show successful authority.

The Five (5)- S Housekeeping Model continuing in business merits actualizing in our Digital Marketing Leadership as well, to have a repetitive client, to fabricate trust, devotion and security with them, along these lines achieve manufacture our dependable image.

5-S Housekeeping Model can be clarified as follows:

1. SEIRI: It alludes to figuring out the unncecesary things in the working environment and disposing of these. Just the required things ought to be held at work environment, sitting spot or at home.

2. SEISO: It alludes to cleaning our working environment completely so that there is no residue on the floor machines, or hardware. This way our working environment, sitting spot or living spot, remain dust free and should be sparkling clean

3. SEIKETSU: It alludes to preparing our kin in the work spots, workplaces and living spots (homes) to follow great house-keeping. This is conceivable through an ability to be self-aware order among the people.

4. SEITON: It alludes to masterminding everything vital in a decent request so that these can be effortlessly gotten for use. As Benjamin Franklin expresses “A spot for everything, everything in its place.”

5. SHITSUKE: It alludes to keeping up elevated expectations of housekeeping at your work places, sitting spots or homes via preparing individuals to follow great housekeeping discipline self-autonomy

We could apply similar standards and methodologies in our Digital Marketing and have similar planning while at the same time fabricating our site as far as security, protection, wellbeing and keep up an incredible expert connection with our clients, customers, guests, etc with empathic correspondence all through the excursion toward independence from the rat race and even continue reliably even after that.

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Accounting Solutions for Business by Choosing Payroll Apps

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The application should be easy to setup. This entails having the instructions for initial installation as well as for any upgrades that are done for security purpose. Support that may be required during installation or during the operation of the application should be provided by the vendor. This may range from online support to telephone inquiries. Ease of use should be evinced from the interactive interface that has icons drawn to denote the work it does.

Integration is another feature that makes the payroll accounting solutions an essential for business. Contact information can be drawn from the employee record system, bank accounts can be integrated for depositing salary (or wage) to the account of the employee based on the total working hours and any impending vacancies can be known beforehand. The working hours, meanwhile is also calculated by assessing the entry and exit time as entered by employees themselves. Management has to input the provisions regarding the employees like holiday, leave and insurance provisions. Calculations from the raw data is done by the application itself. The effort that the management puts into payroll calculation can be seen to have been drastically reduced.

Year-end filing for tax purposes is also done by the application once the rates affecting the business is input by the management. Various contributions by the employer as well as the deductions from the account of the employees. Social security tax, federal unemployment tax, state unemployment insurance etc. The rates change annually and therefore the app should update the rates so that compliance to the law is made. Further, a business may have branches in different states with their own rates which should be accounted by the app.

Reminders are another features that prompts the management to make the payment. Moreover, the application can automatically transfer the funds to the state account on time relieving the management of the extra effort required for that end. Newly hired personnel should also be reported to government.

Payroll apps should also have provision for 1099 contract worker so that employees and consultant are differentiated. This avoids the business getting into payroll fraud. While internal control measures should be installed by the management, it should be complemented by the app.

The raw data as well as the processed data should be encrypted with the best possible means ensuring protection from unwanted intrusion. Online backup of the data ensures that natural calamities would not hamper the data.

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Become an Online MLM Business Expert – How to Select the Best MLM Company?

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Becoming an online multi-level marketing expert is not a big task. Especially online MLM business is very easy to achieve, but you need to implement the good and latest techniques to get success online. This online business will allow you to build a profitable business without bother your friends, family and relatives. You have tons of multi-level marketing online business opportunities available on internet, but you have to choose the right and the best company to work.

Online MLM business is much easier than offline direct MLM business because here in online you don’t need to meet anybody and no need to convince anybody. Just select the right company and product to promote who offers multi-level marketing opportunity. To get success you need to implement few easy and simple online techniques.

Strong Mindset

Set your mindset with empty work, especially with computer for online marketing. Never confuse yourself with others marketing strategies. Yes! Follow those strategies, but not with just blind. Try to build your own style of marketing, Work with the good vision and never try to quit the company and join another. Work for success and only for success.

Select the Best Online MLM Company

Firstly select the best online MLM business provider company who offers product or service. After selecting the company and product, get maximum information about the product and stay focused.

Digital products or online software services are best ever product to promote for online MLM business, just because it is very easy to download and safe to use it. Especially compared to physical products, digital products are much easier to promote and get success easily.

So, I strongly recommend you that select the digital product like domains sale or web hosting services which have good demand in online market to promote. No other product have this much demand in internet world. This is the ultimate product for your Online MLM business to get good success.

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The Effect of More Twitter Followers on Your Business

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Since its inception, Twitter has been a little mysterious to a lot of people online. Part of its mystique is the 140-character each tweet allows. Any more than that number and your tweet will be truncated. You need to learn to be brief.

Once you have researched Twitter and realize that it is something that you want to be involved with for your business, the next feature that you will want to pay attention to is acquiring followers on Twitter. Acquiring followers is important but it is also important to understand that it is more important to concentrate on quality versus quantity. The chances are great that if you follow people, they will follow you back. You will find that it isn’t going to be a big challenge to gather a number of followers on Twitter. However, it may be a little more challenging to gather the right followers on Twitter. Of course, you need to just keep at it and your list of followers will be what you want it to be.

What are the issues if your Twitter followers are too many?

If you have a large number of Twitter followers, it is important to understand the issues that may arise because of that. Twitter, just like all other social media channels, is about building relationships and interacting. If you have a Twitter community (or communities) that is too large in number, it will be a lot more difficult to interact. If you are not able to interact effectively, your relationships with your Twitter followers will not be as strong as they should be. It is critical that you have enough time and energy to interact with everyone with whom you wish to interact. Remember, you are using Twitter to strengthen your business relationships and the only way to effectively do that is to pay attention to your online Twitter connections. The last thing you want or need is for your Twitter followers to fade into the woodwork because, at that point, they will basically not exist for you. With that in mind, you should do everything in your power to protect the size of your Twitter groups so that they don’t grow beyond a certain size.

Managing your followers on Twitter

It is essential that you manage your Twitter followers effectively. That means that you need to have a good sense of who you are following and who is following you back. You will also want to pay attention to who is very active on Twitter and who is not active. The reason that this information is important to you and your business is that if a particular follower is not interacting with you at all (or very little), you should consider not following that person anymore. In any case, it is very important for you to look at your list of Twitter followers on a regular basis so that you can continually “purify” your list so that it is the best that it can be for your business at all times. Keep in mind that it will do you no good at all if you have 10,000 followers but you only actually know 1,500 of them and of those 1,500, you are only actively involved with 250. It just makes no sense for you to waste your time (and space) with followers who don’t add anything and who you don’t benefit either.

How to unfollow Twitter followers

If you wish to unfollow any of your followers, all you need to do it to select the follower’s name and click the “unfollow” button. If you have a bunch of people whom you wish to unfollow, you can do that as well. There is also a lot of additional information that you can glean if you hover your mouse over a particular follower’s name, such as the average number of tweets that they are sending per day.

Conclusion

Twitter is still a very effective social media tool that can really help your business when it comes to your online interactions. It is important that you understand why and how it can work for you and leverage it in the most effective way possible for your business. Twitter is here to stay and it is advisable that you take advantage of whatever you can and hone and perfect your list as much as possible.

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Top 10 Small Business Tips During a Recession

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Whether you believe we’re in a recession or not, the economy is on shaky ground right now. And if things continue to spiral downward, is your business ready to weather a recession?

Here are 10 tips on dealing with a recession for your business:

1) Cut costs cautiously. As soon as the economy starts slowing down, many business owners think they must cut costs. But this is a short-term solution. Only cut costs or decrease your prices if it won’t harm your business later. You can always lower your price – but you can’t always raise your price.

2) Think Sub- contractors – especially if health care costs are putting a strain on your budget. If you have employees, consider turning them into sub-contractors. There are very affordable, month-to-month video web conferencing services that allow you to still be in close daily contact.

3) Advertise, Advertise, & Advertise! During the last recession, McDonald’s almost tripled their advertising campaign at a time when their competitors, namely Burger King, were cutting back. So even though this may seem counter-intuitive, a recession may be the time to increase your marketing. Hard economic times weeds out your competition, leaving the field wide open for you.

4) Plan Long term: The Japanese are famous for planning out their strategy 15 to 20 years in advance. They follow the way of the turtle to win the race. And it works! Remember, marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep marketing every month, month in and month out, not stopping and starting on a whim.

5)Choose your marketing techniques wisely. You should be keeping track of which marketing venues brings you the most business. Reduce or eliminate those marketing techniques that aren’t paying off for you, or fix them so that they do increase leads and sales. And consider a form of direct marketing where you can specifically test target markets without blowing your hard earned budget.

6) Revamp your marketing tools. For those marketing techniques that are working for you, this might be the time to revamp your marketing tools. Could your sales people use more training to close the deal? Online training cuts costs and time.

7) Automate wherever you can. Find ways to automate any tasks to reduce the workload on yourself and your staff. What have you been doing manually that a computer system can do for you? Take a look at all your daily tasks and see if there is a computer solution to these time-wasters.

8) Spend your time on what really matters. Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? It’s a proven fact that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers. So treat your best customers like royalty. Spend 80% of your time focusing on marketing and delivering your product or service.

9) Make do and mend. Because raw materials were in short supply during World War II, people were encouraged to “make do and mend” an item instead of simply replacing it. Consider your own expenditures: do you really need a new computer, or could you somehow upgrade your existing one for less money? Do you need a new telephone or can you get by with the old one for a while longer?

10) Reduce inventories. If you sell a product, and you believe your sales are going to decrease, this might be a good idea to reduce inventories and not restock to the same level. This is a risky strategy (what if the recession only lasts 6 months?), so be sure you know exactly how long it will take to replenish inventories once the economy picks back up.

Now is the time to have a plan for dealing with a recession. It doesn’t matter if we are in a recession now or not. These 10 tips will prepare your business for both good times and not so good times.

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