WORDS MATTER

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Words matter. Words matter. Words matter. Are you wondering why I’m repeating myself?  It’s because WORDS MATTER.  Let me explain. Which of the two words do you think is most important?  Careful, it’s a trick question.  Actually, they both have equal weight.  WORDS - The verbal, written or internal speech or dialogue we use to express thoughts and ideas MATTER – I’m referring to the noun, not the verb, and the scientific definition.  Matter is an energy that is “physical” in substance. LAW OF ATTRACTION The Law of Attraction states ...
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BABY STEPS TO ONLINE SUCCESS

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Investing, Self Improvement
When you set your mind to learning something new, do you want to master the new skill right away?  This is a positive attitude to have in life and it may work in some instances but when it comes to learning digital marketing, the best approach is to take baby steps to online success. DIGITAL LANGUAGE In the beginning of my online education, I was overwhelmed with the amount of information and new skills I had to learn. I was frustrated thinking ...
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CREATE YOUR LUCK

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Investing, Self Improvement
A lot of people look at me and comment that I’m “just lucky”.  Not so.  Knowing that each of us has the power to create our destiny through the choices that we make, I’ve learned that you create your luck.  Just six months ago, I had never heard of digital marketing and today as I look back to where I’ve was and where I am today, I can sincerely say that I’ve grown by leaps and bounds and that I’ve ...
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MY BEST LIFE IN 2017

by Roxana Bowgen Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I want to live my best life in 2017 and I imagine you do too.  We all do.  It’s because humans are wired for evolution, not for complacency, and the only way this can happen is to experience situations that force us to grow.  New conditions, adversity and taking risk are necessary for personal development. Albert Einstein was right when he said that doing the same thing over and over leads to insanity.  I’d like to add that it stunts our growth, ...
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PLANNING FOR SUCCESS IN 2017

by Roxana Bowgen Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Historically the word success has been associated and defined by economic achievement.  Over the last few years, however, and more so since the global financial markets crashed in 2008, the word’s meaning has evolved.  Today when you ask people around the world to define success, the numerous answers you’ll receive boil down to one idea.  Success today, for many, is the ability to spend time as they wish to.  As humanity redefines priorities, which at the present is focused more ...
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SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER?

by Roxana Bowgen Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Communications
Space, the final frontier?  I beg to differ, Mr. Roddenberry.  The final frontier, in my opinion, lies within us, within the confines of our thoughts and within our power.  Unlike outer space, a domain where only a very privileged few will travel to, inner space is accessible to all and it's free.  It’s a world that we can visit any time, anywhere and go there at a moment’s notice.  It’s a realm of infinite possibilities, endless joy and infinite potential.  ...
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THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN LIFESTYLE AND CAREER

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I may have commented on the following observation in a previous log.  The reason I’m obsessed with looking at people’s faces is because I’m always trying to find more happy countenances than the number I see every day.  I imagined that this syndrome was just a local problem since a great number of people in our area work in the financial markets and on Wall Street, which is just now rebounding from years of depression.  Having returned last night from two ...
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YOUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
If you’re a seasoned professional, you’re familiar with myriad business devices available to make your work easier, faster, clearer, more presentable, more logical, more organized - you get the picture.  For contact management, you may have used programs like Constant Contact, Aweber or MailChimp. For scheduling and time management, Google calendar may also be in your repertoire. For presentations, you may be relying on PowerPoint or other alternatives that are a little more edgy and fun to use.  But, the most ...
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UNLOCK THE SECRET TO WORKING SMARTER

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Real Estate, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications
Do you know someone who left their job in search of more freedom, started a business and now works harder than ever with less time than they had before?  It happens to a lot of people. In search of their dream they’ve traded time for money again and it’s their own money that’s at risk now.  In addition to being in a more financially precarious situation than when they were employed, they’ve also lost benefits which may include medical insurance, ...
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25 AFFIRMATIONS FOR SUCCESS

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
As a young adult, especially in my adolescent professional years, I wasn’t ready to appreciate some of the universal truths that I was taught at school. I’d become headstrong believing that my academic education was the only way to succeed in life and my career. Only recently have I awakened to the realization that we all operate on different schedules, different clocks and different timing but that we’re all headed in the same direction.    Everything in the Universe is energy. ...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING YOUR DREAM ALIVE

by Roxana Bowgen Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
I learned a lesson today about the importance of always keeping your dream alive.  After my book was published in the United States in 2014, I had my doubts that anyone would be interested in what I had to say. As most of us are, I’m my worst critic. As I reread its contents in hardcover, I thought that I could have done a much better job.  I wish I had done this or done that.  You know… MONDAY NIGHT QUARTERBACK? How ...
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BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR YOURSELF

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Tired of working to realize someone else’s dream? Is it time to change companies, vocation or yourself? If you’ve been at the same career since you started, it’s not unusual to hit a wall by the time you’re in your forties. After a prolonged period of time, many professionals loose excitement and passion for their work. The time to infuse new energy is when you begin to question its purpose. The truth is that we can always be doing something ...
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50 AND JUST GETTING STARTED

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
You may be sneering at this title but please give me a chance to make my point. If you have kids, you’ve probably been focused on raising them and dealing with family issues for the last few years.  You may have traded a career in favor of being a stay at home parent. You may have been consumed the last couple of decades checking homework, bringing snacks to school, being a class mom or dad, attending hockey games, scheduling medical ...
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LAPTOP JUNKIE?

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications
There comes a time in everyone’s life when we have to look in the mirror and acknowledge that we may have an addiction, whatever that is - thinking too much about something or someone, spending too much time at work, tinkering too long with a new car, obsessively collecting things, eating too much chocolate (guilty on 2 counts) … you name it.  In my case, I may be a laptop junkie. As much as I criticize today’s culture for spending too ...
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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS IMPORTANT

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications
Over the long Thanksgiving weekend I had time to ponder some of the more esoteric questions about the human experience.  One of them is the idea of communication and how effective we are at conveying exactly what we’re trying to express.  The purpose of communication, after all, is to convey a thought, experience or feeling. Poor communication, in my opinion, has been one of the reasons why wars have been waged, empires have been lost, racism has been justified, relationships ...
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25 REASONS TO QUIT YOUR JOB IN FAVOR OF STARTING A DIGITAL BUSINESS

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Have you reached a stage when you’re no longer excited about your profession?  Do you dread getting out of bed while it’s still dark outside?  Perhaps you’re sensing the writing on the wall about the future of your position?  Is the mood in your office somber because too many people are leaving?  Have you been passed up for promotions too many times?  Do you have little respect for your boss?  If any of these questions hit a nerve, this may ...
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WANT A PASSIONATE AND PURPOSEFUL LIFE?

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement
Every morning as I drive to yoga I make it a point to look at people’s faces on their way to work.  Some are headed to the train station.  Some are walking to local shops and businesses.  Still, others are commuting in their cars. They are as diverse and different as their professions, backgrounds and dreams.  But, there is one thing that they all have in common. They’re all missing happy looking faces. In fact, some of them are outright ...
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HAPPINESS IS...

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
There are people who only see the negative aspects of situations rather than the positive and it’s easy to fall prey to that frame of mind if you allow it. I believe that what we think about, we bring about. For that reason, I don’t like listening to naysayers. Take for example, an unsolicited email that I received two days ago from a disgruntled online marketer, who also posted on Facebook saying digital marketing doesn’t work. We all have struggles ...
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50 AND READY TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications
I think there’s a misconception that when adults reach a certain age, they’re just too tired to learn something new. I beg to differ. There are millions of old dogs out there, like myself, ready, willing and able to learn new tricks. Some of the most exciting, energetic and inspiring people I know are considerably older than myself. They are remarkable role models, mentors, family members and friends, whose energies fuel me. Not that I don’t have my own supply ...
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WHEN THINGS DON'T GO YOUR WAY

by Roxana Bowgen Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
When things don't go your way: Take charge of your attitude Get up and dust yourself off Open up your mind Meditate Remind yourself there’s always something positive in what happens Know every experience is a step to raise you up Recall that all situations are temporary, nothing remains constant Surround yourself with up-lifters Understand that everything is cyclical, the winners today will be losers tomorrow Recognize all the things you’re blessed to have or enjoy Name all the people you love Count things that you most appreciate Sign up for a new ...
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