Monday, April 30, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 7:42 AM
Friday, April 27, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 12:14 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I am happy to announce that after toil and much treasure, the National Hispanic Education Association, Inc. (NHEA) website is fully operational and able to assist you with your membership at this time! Spread the word!
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 6:04 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
The NHEA provides members of Hispanic decent that live legally inside the United States information through the association’s web site. The information consists of links to free internet sites where members can learn English as a second language. Also included are sites where teachers can download information for their Hispanic speaking students. There are employment links to state agencies throughout the US, information on immigration, health needs and more. Dr. Winkelman looks to constantly keep the information offered on the site updated and expanded as needs arise and as information becomes available.
Benefits to members who join the NHEA will include referral fees for people who join the association. Cost per family membership is $19.99 per week. Members referring new families will receive $5 per week per families they refer as long as they remain in good standing. There are also levels of awards per the number of referrals a member makes such as gift cards to various retailers and even trips to spas and family vacations.
Dr. Winkelman has collaborated with dealerships in northeast Oregon so that members may purchase custom ordered vehicles at $100 over invoice. Other benefits include a lucky number day and an online forum for members to discuss business and share information and ideas pertinent to the Hispanic community. Members who own their own business will also have a single web page to promote their business. Families may use the web page for personal news or information.
Through Excel Learning Centers of America, Dr. Winkelman will also offer his AWESOME learning program to members at 20% of the cost of regular Excel Learning Center fees. AWESOME, an acronym for Awesome Winkelman’s Educational System of Mental Exercises, use all senses to teach students to use letters, words, spelling, phonetics, reading, writing and thinking skills. Dr. Winkelman perfected this training method when his own son had learning challenges. Included free of charge for members is Dr. Winkelman’s Free Preschool Program.
Dr. Winkelman became passionate about the Hispanic culture through his travels with Excel Learning Centers of America. “These are intelligent people”, says Winkelman of the Hispanic Community. “They are family oriented, hard working and very spiritual”. Winkelman says the NHEA will also give the Hispanic community a voice in legislation as it grows. “We have something here that provides these great people with academic and cultural education but can also influence congress and the White House”, he says.
Dr. Winkelman’s life long goal has been to one day start a new college in the Northwest where qualified students can attend without having to pay tuition. “I work toward that goal every day”, says Winkelman.
For more information on the NHEA and how you can become a member, visit www.NationalHispanicEducationAssociation.com or for email, Info@NationalHispanicEducationAssociation.com.
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 9:45 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 12:35 PM
Friday, April 20, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 8:08 AM
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Oregon Power Solutions and its eight local employees currently have 5 projects underway in Baker County and 12 small community projects that are owned locally in Eastern Oregon. Its wind towers along with constructing meteorology towers to understand wind patterns that helps keep Thamert and his crew busy. “Not a lot of businesses are truly completely vertically integrated”, says Thamert. “There is a lot of risk involved when offering the complete package”. Currently Oregon Power Solutions has taken that risk in 7 western states. “We perform work for nearly every major wind farm developer that has interest in the Northwest”.
He started the Energy Efficiency Program through Oregon Power Solutions. With this program, you can cut the average homes utility costs. Oregon Power Solutions audits a home to determine how it uses energy and makes changes in which conserve power in that home. “We can tighten up a house quite a bit”, says Thamert. “We want to make sure you aren’t just heating your crawl space”.
Wind energy is also a possibility for homes that are located outside of city limits according to Thamert. Height requirements for the system prevent it from being feasible inside city limits at this time where cities often have a 35 ft ceiling on any structures. Wind energy costs still run a little more than hydroelectric power at 3 ½ cents per kilowatt to the comparative 2½ cents. Thamert looks for that to change. “I don’t see it being that way much longer, 2008 will show many changes in our current structure”, he says. In regards to rising energy costs Thamert adds, “There will be more to worry about than just rising gas prices”.
Thamert is also quick to mention that for a homeowner outside the city limits who is interested in wind energy, there are government incentives and grant opportunities available so that a homeowner can apply for and receive up to 50% of the funding. Oregon Power Solutions educates homeowners about those programs and helps them apply.
Through Oregon Power Solutions, Thamert sees only benefits from his projects. “It takes local resources to make a local project”, says Thamert. “You can look at large development and all the money it takes to bring that company forward is foreign”. Thamert refers to a saying he once heard. “Every $1 spent locally can generate $6 for a community”, he says. “A project that stays local will provide a net return. One million can generate six million a year for a local economy. And all the money stays local”.
Thamert believes Oregon Power Solutions give locals a way to stay here and be self-sufficient and not be dependant on what happens globally. “As power rates continue to rise and our growth shows more and more demand, will there be enough energy generated to sustain us is the question”, says Thamert. “Diversification and independence is the key to limiting the impact of foreign oil and its repercussions. I strongly believe that”.
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 7:53 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
If you have been trying to get on my USANA website, it is temporarily down but I have been assured that it will be up and running again by tomorrow at the latest. I apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused you.
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 4:29 PM
Monday, April 16, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 6:00 PM
Friday, April 13, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 9:54 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 5:11 PM
Monday, April 9, 2007
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Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 3:55 PM
Friday, April 6, 2007
I got this this morning and I thought it had good information that I would pass on to all of you. Have a wonderful and prosperous day!
The 80/20 Rule Explained
by Pete Zdanis
Like the rest of life, the "80/20" rule applies in our business: "20% of the people produce 80% of the results."
As I have said so many times over, our job is to find "motivated entrepreneurs". It is my opinion that motivation comes from within, and we cannot, nor should we, "drag people across the finish line" if they are not willing to help themselves.
I, too, have found that 80% of the people in my group have done little, if anything, to build their business or help themselves. However, the other 20% have helped me build an outstanding Usana business while attaining all of their goals with Usana.
I have found that people usually fall into one of several categories:
The Procrastinators - They'll begin building their business "when they get around to it." They never find the time because they never make the time.
The Know-It-Alls - These people don't take the time to "read the instructions" (The BDS). It's beneath them to take the time to learn from those who have built successful Usana businesses, even though the path to success is laid out for them right under their nose. They couldn't tell you the difference between a BC, SVP and GSV.
The Paralysis By Analysis Victims - These people are constantly in "getting ready to get ready" mode. They are always searching for that perfect "system" that will magically build their business for them. They'll never find it because it doesn't exist.
The Tryers - They say that they will "try" the business to see how they do. Their mentality gives them permission to quit at the first sign of difficulty. You don't "try" a parachute jump. You either do it, or you don't. The same is true of our business. You either do it, or you don't.
The Whiners - Constantly complaining about minor details which have no impact on their ability to succeed in Usana. "If only this were different or that were different, I know I could make money in Usana." While these people are whining, there are thousands of people advancing in rank in Usana every month.
Finally, there are:
Motivated Entrepreneurs - These people "get it". They know that Usana's products and compensation plan are unequalled in the business. They set their goals, they develop a plan to reach their goals, and they go on about their business to work their plan. They advance in their Usana business while helping other people do the same. They make things happen while the other 80% are wondering what happened.
My advice, don't try to motivate the unmotivated. Instead use your time to find and sponsor "motivated entrepreneurs", show them how to succeed, and then get out of their way!
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 7:52 AM
Thursday, April 5, 2007
So I have this wonderful testimonial that I told you all about yesterday. I have uploaded it to my website template. Now I cannot seem to get it all transferred to my host page. Sigh. So if anyone out there has experience with Publisher 2007, please email me! I need your expertise.
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 9:11 PM
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Posted by Christy Marsing-Barber at 8:24 AM