Are You Stuck in the Past and Do You Refuse to Be Dragged Into the Present?

Do you reminisce about the good old days and do you long for them?

The past is the past, it has been and gone.

You only have the present and the future that you have control over, the actions that you take today will determine where you end up in the future.

Reminiscing about the past will only help In keeping you trapped there, and while you are trapped in the past it is impossible for you to be in the present, and that means that you are not planning of designing your future.

You are simply wishing your life away, and that my friend is an absolute waste of time and effort, and time is the most valuable commodity that we have, we should covet it more than diamonds and gold.

Hoping beyond all hope that you can go back to the way things were, and the worst thing about it is that you have probably made it seem far better than it actually was.

Change is inevitable, we either change or we get left behind, there is no other option available to us.

If you get left behind then there is absolutely no hope for you, you might as well lay down and wait for the grim reaper to come along and take you.

Life is about momentum, it is about moving with the times, moving forward, growing as an individual.

New experiences are there to be experienced, old memories are there to be remembered, not dwelled upon.

Do not remain stuck in the past, move with the times and play in the present.

The world is moving so fast that if you stop for a moment you can be so far behind that it will be difficult for you to catch up.

Embrace the present, it is a gift (maybe that is why they call it the “present” who knows eh!) be grateful of every minute that you have in these exciting times.

Life is short, and sometimes bitter and sometimes sweet, but it is there to be lived, live it to the very best of your abilities and savour every single millisecond of it.

Life will be gone before you know it, and you will wonder where all the time went, don’t waste your valuable time living in the past, spend your time living in the present where the ghosts of the past do not reside.

Negotiation Strategies – Bracketize the Offers

During March Madness sports fans affectionately refer to the NCAA Basketball tournament as “bracketology”. It’s a 65 team playoff, over 18 days, single elimination (winner keeps going, loser goes home)…one ultimate winner. I think it’s the best event in sports.
In negotiation, we sometimes pride ourselves on “thinking on our feet” or “winging it.” Don’t fool yourself. There is a better way. It’s called “bracketizing.”

The best chance for Negotiation success comes from what we call “Aggressive Preparation”. In the Humble Confidence Negotiation Workshop we dive into the 6 Stages of Negotiation Preparation. Stage 5 is what we call “bracketizing” our offers. We prepare and bracket 4 offers:

1) The Best (better than expected)
2) The Realistic (what it should be)
3) The Fallback (acceptable range of backup)
4) The Alamo (don’t go there…call a timeout!)

Bracketizing means we project ahead and determine a range of offers. We gain the discipline of staying within the plan, or “bracket”. We never “wing it” or freelance deals at the table. Never.

Now that’s not to mean we’re rigid or “un-creative”. Not at all. But it does mean we control our emotions and don’t get caught up in the euphoria of deal-completion. Sometimes we just want to be done…be careful not to let your desire to finish drive a sub-par outcome.

Bracketizing is just one stage. There are 5 more in “Aggressive Preparation”. We call it “Aggressive” because you have to drive your team and yourself to embrace the process. And remember, 90% of a successful negotiation happens in this stage, before you even get in the room!

Top 10 Mp3 Players – Christmas Gifts Guide For 2008 – Get the Best Xmas Presents Now

As the music industry never leaves the limelight not even a second, no wonder people are more into electronic music gadgets this coming Christmas. Anywhere you look at today, you will notice that something’s plugged on almost everybody’s ears. So if you are looking for something that suits everybody’s dream this holiday, go and grab one of these cool gadgets. As a first step to guide you, below is a list of Top 10 MP3 Players as Christmas gifts for 2008:

1. Apple iPod touch 8 GB (2nd Generation). Elegant, hip, and extraordinary, this 8 GB iPod touch is capable of storing 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video that can lasts up to 36 hours when fully charged. This is an iPod touch and not to be confused with an Apple iPhone. It has a 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display with 480-by-320 pixel resolution to give you the only best photos you have only dreamed of before.

2. Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black (6th Generation). Can’t believe this 6th generation Apple iPod classic? Well, you better start believing because this gadget can make you go crazy with 30,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 150 hours of video with its 2.5-inch color LCD widescreen with LED backlight and 320-by-240-pixel resolution.

3. Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation). This classic and modish digital player with a 3.5-inch screen multi-touch display gives you 3,500 songs, 10,000 photos, or 20 unbelievable hours of video to enjoy. It supports an array of audio formats from AAC to MP to WAV and video formats too like MPEG-4 and H.264.

4. Apple iPod nano 4 GB Silver (3rd Generation). Voted as the world’s most popular music player, this Apple iPod nano 4 GB silver from the 3rd generation gives you 5 hours of extreme satisfaction through TV shows, movies, and video podcasts among others. No wonder it’s hard to find one because everybody’s looking for this!

5. Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (4th Generation). Leading the 4th generation of Apple iPod nano is the 8GB Black iPod which boasts of its 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos, or 8 hours of video. It supports various forms of audio, video, and even image file types giving you the time of your life!

6. Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (3rd Generation). Made even better and larger, this iPod nano 8 GB Black from the 3rd generation gives you the chance to leaf through your music and video playlists even when you are already listening to your favorite music.

7. Apple iPod touch 32 GB (2nd Generation). Regarded as an almost perfect music device, it mixes top of the line video and audio, leading UI, amazing games, hundreds of cool applications, and an unbelievable access to the internet into this 32 GB iPod touch. Simply irresistible!

8. Apple iPod nano 8 GB Purple (4th Generation). Spoiling you with its royalty purple color, a modern curved design, and awesome features, this iPod nano from the 4th generation truly mark its spot in all the princesses and princes out there!

9. Apple iPod nano 8 GB Blue (4th Generation). For those smart alecks, self-reliant, and amazingly responsible, this blue iPod nano from the 4th generation acknowledges your amazing character with thousands of fun music, photos, and videos throughout the day!

10. Apple iPod nano 8 GB Green (4th Generation). Service-oriented, naturally benevolent, and innovative, the Green 8 GB iPod nano as one of the best MP3 players as Christmas gift that awaits to reward you for all your remarkable acts with 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos, or a marvelous 8 hours of video!

This is the Top 10 MP3 Players as Christmas Gifts for 2008 which is fit for music lovers and cool tech stuffs. This is a perfect present this yuletide season.