Congratulations have to go out to Pat and friends on the 3000th Insider!!! What a mile mark!!! And as Pat knows, he could not have done it without us!!!!!!!!
Added by Jim Vogel on July 15, 2010 at 10:52am —
Apex, NC... July 15...
I have only been in the insurance business for six months after a three decade cruise in the car industry. My biggest surprise in my new career is how many people are walking around with little or no insurance. And I do not mean just with auto or home coverage... Within the Inside919 family we have a large number of Trainers, Coaches, Mentors, Teachers, Facilitators, and Success… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on July 15, 2010 at 10:41am —
I have always wondered what walking into a rain forest would feel like, and I have even gone as far as comparing that type of excitement to the adrenaline shot of venturing into a strange city. Yesterday, I entertained yet another thought: how has my daughter’s room come to resemble both of those places? After postponing cleaning out her bedroom and play area for a while – I think that’s part of the survival instinct to avoid something that can mean sure loss into the impenetrable – I woke up… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on July 13, 2010 at 9:48am —
After purchasing a video on "Holistic Organizing" created by a colleague, Erin Elizabeth Wells, I invited her to be a guest blogger and share some of her valuable insights with my readers. Below is Erin's post. Enjoy!
During a recent visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, my dear colleague Geralin Thomas, of Metropolitan Organizing
, asked me to write a guest post for her blog answering the important question: "What is… Read More
Added by Geralin Thomas on July 13, 2010 at 9:00am —
Ordering a Catered Lunch from us is as easy as sending Two Emails
Added by Greg Lewis on July 12, 2010 at 9:30pm —
You just never know when your networking encounter will pay off. Glad I made my 10-second pitch and handed out a business card and brochure!
Southern Roast Coffee in Holly Springs, hosts our area group. The first meeting was 2 months ago. There were 20 or so people there, some I knew from other networking venues others I have seen their profiles on Inside919, others… Read More
Added by Brenda Priest on July 12, 2010 at 4:37pm —
When I was younger, oh so much younger than today; I used to do many things that everyone still does now days but I did them differently. I got to thinking about this over the weekend as I was working in my garage and found an old oil changing tool that I used to use to open and pour out those round cans that you can only find in an antique store these days. Hey, when I was growing up there were no self service gas pumps either; every… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on July 12, 2010 at 9:02am —
For anyone who knows John Maxwell, you know he is a leadership expert.
Reading his latest article in Success Magazine, I came across three questions that everyone should ask themself to get good feedback. This should be done not only in your professional, but personal life as well.
- What should I stop doing?
- What should I keep doing?
- What should I start…
Added by Teresa Molter on July 12, 2010 at 8:13am —
If one could write a recipe for the perfect afternoon, yesterday had all the right ingredients. After the baby-sitter arrived – to Morgan’s delight, since she adores her – I drove to Goldsboro for a book signing hosted by Wall2Wall Photography. While the sky appeared a bit crossed, the tears were stubbornly held back, and I enjoyed a rain-free trip. When I got there, two ladies – Elaine and Sherrill – were already there, and I parked behind one of their cars.
The next couple of hours… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on July 11, 2010 at 8:44am —
Wall 2 Wall Photography will be hosting one of my book signings, this Saturday July 10 between 2pm and 4pm, at the studio situated at 106 N. Martin Rd in Goldsboro. http://bit.ly/cxTqwE
One dollar from the sale of each copy of The Book of Obeah and Housekeeping for the Soul at the signing will be donated to the Louisiana Gulf Response (www.lagulfresponse.org
), via the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on July 9, 2010 at 8:55am —
Photo by Hvnly
Psst, guys. Do you like sex? Would you like to "get lucky" more often? Allow me to let you in a not-so-well-kept secret, chick flicks put women in the mood.
I'm always amazed at my male clients who absolutely refuse to watch any movie or television show that is aimed at women. I wonder, are they crazy? Actually,… Read More
Added by Lesli Doares,Relationship Expert on July 8, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I love to drive through any town and look a the renovated old homes. Fuquay-Varina is a town right next to mine and is very beautiful Craftsman Style homes.
While researching Fuquay-Varina, found out that William Fuquay’s great-grandson found a natural spring that was touted to be mineral water with healing properties. Word spread and many came from road and rail to “take… Read More
Added by Brenda Priest on July 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
Folks, this is a big deal and I guess we should have some kind of a celebration or something - at least we should have a toast the next time we are together at a inSide919.com event!
If you see Pat or send him an email be sure to thank him for this wonderful network he has created!
Added by Tim Moore on July 8, 2010 at 8:43am —
With temperatures breaking into the low 100s, yesterday was definitely a scorcher, but since a friend and I had planned to meet for coffee early in the day, it was still quite pleasant for us to sit at one of the outdoor tables at a local Starbucks.
Some of you might not know that I have an addiction to Starbucks’ morning buns, a delight of flaky pastry generously spiced with cinnamon and sprinkled with cane sugar, so when I walked in to get coffee and saw they had six left on the… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on July 8, 2010 at 8:34am —
The first half of the year recently ended! Yikes, where did all the days go and how did they slip by so fast? Time moves quickly when we are busy. It is interesting that for our country to be in an economic slow down it sure feels like everyone I talk with is working mighty hard.
In the past two weeks I've spent six days involved in attending “live” events for social media networking communities. All this was highlighted with Final Friday Forum in Cary where Dancing Elephants… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on July 7, 2010 at 7:53am —
“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ~ Louisa May Alcott
When I was a young girl, my family and I lived in a high-rise apartment building in the heart of the city. I loved sitting on the balcony at night, when the noise from the street had finally quieted down and the horizon came to life as a parade of lights. I especially loved to sit out there… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on July 7, 2010 at 6:26am —
The most effective and powerful training ground for becoming a savvy, skilled copywriter is working in the “fundraising” world—as nothing requires greater skills of persuasion, emotional connection and hitting the psychological triggers than writing effective fundraising letters.…
Added by Christine Alexander on July 6, 2010 at 1:30pm —
by Ed Yourdan
Blanche DuBois, a character in Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", famously claimed, "I've always dependend on the the kindness of strangers".
The importance of this line came back to me when I was talking to a couple in my office last week. I was again amazed by how life partners give themselves… Read More
Added by Lesli Doares,Relationship Expert on July 6, 2010 at 12:29pm —
Different personalities are a good thing. Occasionally an extreme personality can be a good thing too. The part of unique individuals that can at times be challenging is also the part that is an asset if you are open to it. In the work environment people will bring their experiences with them. It makes them who they are. They cannot separate themselves from them either. You… Read More
Added by Bill Marlow on July 6, 2010 at 11:49am —
There is no shortage of articles out there offering tips on what to pack for vacation. In fact, an online search will bring up millions of results!
Here are a few out-of-the-ordinary items that I pack that hopefully go beyond the packing tips you can find everywhere else.
- Pillboxes for holding rings and earrings, stamps, paperclips, safety pins, even pills!
- Mesh laundry bags for hand-washing small items.
- A night-light.
Added by Geralin Thomas on July 6, 2010 at 11:30am —