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SMILES FOR LIFE - TOTALS UPDATE AS OF JULY 18, 2014

The Smiles for Life campaign has raised $1,346,681.99  as of July 18, 2014.  Final office-by-office results will be released after we have accounted for all funds received by August 1, 2014…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on July 21, 2014 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

HOW TO GET IT DONE

There is a wonderful feeling that comes at the end of the day when you realize that you accomplished the things you planned to accomplish when you started the day. If some times you end the day only wishing that you had done so, the information that follows will be very helpful.

You awake each morning…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on July 17, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments

HOW TO GET IT DONE

There is a wonderful feeling that comes at the end of the day when you realize that you accomplished the things you planned to accomplish when you started the day. If some times you end the day only wishing that you had done so, the information that follows will be very helpful.

You awake each morning…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on July 17, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments

MAKING A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION

Whether it is your choice or just the way it is, you are meeting people all of the time.  Some you have met before and will meet again.  Others may be in and out of your life as servers or servants.   What kind of impression you make is usually of some importance.

 

This does not mean making a fashion statement or appearing on the best dressed list.   You should…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on July 11, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

THINK POSITIVE

It would hardly be relatively easy to make a list of the many things you encounter in a day that are not within your control.  The weather might be a good one to head the list.  That could be followed by the economy and your share of the national debt.

 

One thing, however, that you can control is y our mood.  Mood is simply a reflection of your attitude and you…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on July 3, 2014 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

THEN WAS THEN AND NOW IS NOW?

While you have the same set of brains today as you had yesterday or even last year, they may not make the same decisions. Your purpose then may have been different compared to what it is now. With a greater knowledge about life now, your past performances are not the best way for you at the present time. But that is where you were then and now is now. The thing to do…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on June 27, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

CAN YOU AGREE TO DISAGREE

What if everybody thought alike?  That would eliminate controversy and we would have perfect peace.  Except we would not have any Thomas Edisons,  Alexander Graham Bells, or even Henry Fords. 

 

I think everyone would agree, that in spite of its advantages, all people don’t think alike.  Our growing up years in different homes and atmospheres suggests that no…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on June 9, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

ONE DAY AT A TIME

There have been enough surveys and other information gathered to suggest that only a very small percentage of New Years resolutions are acted upon satisfactorily.  But what if you  resolved to act in a special way for just one day .  That sounds a lot more practical.  Here is the system:

 

You wake up in the morning with a full day ahead.  Forget about yesterday…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on May 30, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

MAYBE YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT

It is natural to think that memory is memory and whatever happens, good or bad, useful or not, is stored in the memory. But now the psychologists say that it is possible to remember what will help and forget what will hinder.

Memory is a mental bank account. In it you can deposit the treasure of a man’s mind In it you can deposit the valuable things of a person’s mind,…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on May 22, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

FEED THE NEED TO READ

If reading is not a part of your daily routine, you are missing an opportunity to increase your knowledge, your awareness, and your insight. If you would like such an increase in these things just develop a questioning mind and seek answers to your questions in books. You open doors when you open books–doors that have unlimited horizons of knowledge, wisdom and…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on May 16, 2014 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

' I LIKE IKE"

If you ever feel as though you would like to be a positive influence on the lives of those with whom you associate, you might take a lesson from Dwight Eisenhower, who has a place in history as one of the country’s most inspiring leaders.

Dwight Eisenhower had an uplifting glow about himself that just left everyone feeling better when they had come into contact with…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on May 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Art of Exceptional Self-Management

Though you may not realize it, self-management it not a matter of getting ahead of others, but of getting ahead of yourself. It is finding the best ways of getting things done.  Here is a formula that will help you to accomplish this very desirable status :

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Added by Greg Anderson on May 2, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

There are a lot of Good Reasons to be Likable

Likability opens the gateway to a lot of worthwhile connections. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines likability as “having qualities that bring about favorable regard.” That is surely something all would like to have. It might help you to get what you want out of a relationship whether it is at work, or in some other…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THINK AND GROW...

You can fill in the last word of this title and whatever you choose you will be right.

You may choose Think and Grow Wiser, Think and Grow More Useful, Etc., Etc. Thought stimulates the brain and thinking out of the box (as the saying goes) accomplishes significant things. Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell would be examples of this type of thinking. The fact is…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on April 17, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

ARE YOU IN THE MOOD?

In the big band days there was a popular song titled  “In the Mood.”  The title asks a question that might be appropriate for any age and so why not now? To be authentic,  we consulted with two PhD’s who have made a study of the effect of music on daily lives.  Perhaps you will be interested in their findings.  See if you might profit from what they have…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on April 9, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

BE READY--BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO GET WHAT YOU GIVE

Maybe you are having a bad hair day, or are just irritated because of something that has happened to you that day. If as a result you are peevish, irritable, or angry, and you say something to someone in a tone of voice that reflects one of these feelings, you should not be surprised if you get a reply that is in the same tone of voice. It is just human nature. The effect on…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on April 3, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

HOW DO YOU STAND

When you ask someone how they stand, you may be inquiring about their viewpoint on an issue at hand. Another meaning of the phrase could refer to what position your body takes when you have feelings such as slumping when you are discouraged or making square shoulders when you are ready to take on a serious challenge.…



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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on March 27, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A TWO-WAY STREET

Here is something that you may not have realized. It is that someone is constantly watching you and learning from your experience. If you think of it for a moment, you will realize that your everyday performance is to a great degree the result of what you have observed other…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on March 21, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

ENJOY YOUR "SEE" FOOD

You may be surprised to discover that what you see not only effects your taste but influences you in many other ways.   Try this on for “see” food:

 

When a group of men were served a health-food drink, and asked to report its flavor, the response was significantly influenced by the color of the container from which they drank.   The drink that came out of the…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on March 14, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

The Future Belongs to the Askers

Of course you have heard it repeated many times, “Ask and you shall receive.”   But it would not be strange if you are one of those who hesitate asking forr of being told  “No” and feeling rejected.. Your asking might be for information, for a favor for clarifying something.  Here is an alternative way of thinking on this subject:

 

If the person you ask says…

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Added by CROWN COUNCIL on February 27, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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