Bob Risk, Staples National Safety Expert

Yes, his last name is Risk, and September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

According to a national workplace safety survey by Staples, only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency and nearly two-thirds of those polled said recent natural disasters have not led to their employers reassessing company safety plans. 

Today, Staples’ Safety Expert Bob Risk drops in to discuss how local San Diego consumers and businesses can get back-to-safety and prepare for the unexpected.

Bob says people would be surprised to find out how many stores and even restaurants lack the most basic supplies for first aid! 

And he’s going to share with us 5 overlooked products that should be included as part of an emergency preparedness kit.

Bob is the senior strategic safety health and wellness manager for Staples. His experience includes working with some of the largest corporations in the world to help them with emergency response efforts and environmental clean-ups of some of the worst disasters in the last decade, including Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast Oil spill.

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Visionary Thought Leadership (Or The Art of Original Thinking)

Jan Phillips wrote this white paper in 2006, using Michael Stelzner’s white paper on… “How to Write a White Paper” (thanks Michael ;-) …designed to help market the book she was writing for 9th Element Group, our angel-funded, short-lived “business of thought leadership” consulting company.

You can download it RIGHT here:

Visionary Thought Leadership. (PDF, opens new window, no registration required)

I think it’s time we revived it, let me know what you think when you read it,  it’s obvious to me now that we were way ahead of our time.

Enjoy the read, and if you like it…

You’ll LOVE the award-winning book companion book we published titled “The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader”
(Amazon.com and in bookstores too)

Also, go check out Jan Phillips and tell her what an amazing predictor she is… (well, I guess we all were – we all added content and insight).  You’ll love her site.  Tell her Michelle Price sent you.

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The Science of Getting Rich for Women Solopreneurs

A while back, I became inspired to take my favorite book – The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles – and translate/create a version written in the feminine for women solopreneurs. This book was the first metaphysical book I actually read and put the teachings into action.

The results have been nothing short of amazing. I manifested everything from two laptop computers (in the early 2000′s no less) to my final escape from Cubicle Nation. That was 10 years ago…

Thought I’d excerpt the Preface for you here:

There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches; once these laws are learned and obeyed by any woman, she will attract wealth with mathematical certainty.” -Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich (paraphrased )

The foundation of this book is based on The Science of Getting Rich, which was written in 1910 by Wallace D. Wattles, one year before his death.

This compilation – The Science of Getting Rich for Women Solopreneurs was created by two dedicated women solo entrepreneurs –Michelle Anton and Michelle Price.  They were in search of a personal mastery book that met the needs of women solopreneurs who own and operate service businesses who desire to shift from solely trading time for dollars to creating more value from their intellectual property for themselves and others through their books, ebooks and information based-products.

They have combined their real world experience from the school of hard knocks, their expertise in Fortune 50 AND small business entrepreneurship, and added a dash of grass roots research to help women entrepreneurs everywhere prosper.

All too often they have found that females don’t have access to the contacts and shortcuts shared and enjoyed by men in “the old boy’s network”.  Their main goal in editing The Science of Getting Rich into The Science of Getting for Women Solopreneurs was to provide an extraordinarily effective and efficient method for women interested in gaining wealth: one that preaches against competitive economic practices, instead concerning itself with the cooperation and betterment of the world.

Visit The Science of Getting Rich for Women Solopreneurs TeleSalon  to sample the audio version.

Be sure to let me know what you think!

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Thought Leaders:How to Start a Movement & Get Your First Follower in 3 Minutes

Throwback Post Day! Here’s a post I did in 2011 that I think is even more relevant in 2013.

I found this video in a leadership lesson, on an online learning site. I almost passed it up because I wasn’t looking for this topic – it just popped up in the search for the other keyword.

But I reminded myself that insights (thinklets) on thought leadership come in the most obscure ways sometimes, ESPECIALLY when you aren’t looking for them.

So what does a 3 minute video on dancing have to do with thought leadership, launching a movement and getting YOUR first follower?

Watch this video – it’s a study in human sociology at the least. You’ll see the “light of insight” flip on when you do. ;-)

Enjoy – it’s Edutainment at it’s finest…FUNNY!

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Quantum Leap: It’s Not About Trying Harder…

I first read this story in a short book given to me by John Assaraf, titled “You2 “(squared) by Price Pritchett. It’s profoundly simple and powerful story to help you understand the Quantum Leap mindset. ..

“I’m sitting in a quiet room at the Milcroft Inn, a peaceful little place hidden back among the pine trees about an hour out of Toronto. It’s just past noon, late July, and I’m listening to the desperate sounds of a life-or-death struggle going on a few feet away.

There’s a small fly burning out the last of its short life’s energies in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of the windowpane. The whining wings tell the poignant story of the fly’s strategy: Try harder. But it’s not working.

The frenzied effort offers no hope for survival. Ironically, the struggle is part of the trap. It is impossible for the fly to try hard enough to succeed at breaking through the glass. Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through raw effort and determination. This fly is doomed. It will die there on the windowsill.

Across the room, ten steps away, the door is open. Ten seconds of flying time and this small creature could reach the outside world it seeks. With only a fraction of the effort now being wasted, it could be free of this self-imposed trap. The breakthrough possibility is there. It would be so easy.Why doesn’t the fly try another approach, something dramatically different? How did it get so locked in on the idea that this particular route and determined effort offer the most promise for success? What logic is there in continuing until death to seek a breakthrough with more of the same? No doubt this approach makes sense to the fly. Regrettably, it’s an idea that will kill.

Trying harder isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. It may not offer any real promise for getting what you want out of life. Sometimes, in fact, it’s a big part of the problem. If you stake your hopes for a breakthrough on trying harder than ever, you may kill your chances for success.

Price Pritchett”

What I took away from this story is that trying harder is rarely the answer, especially for women entrepreneurs. We have to stop trying and start BEing.

As R2D2 (?) in Star Wars said “Try? There is no ‘try’. There is only Do and Do Not”…;-).

I certainly used that one on my daughters as they were growing up. I use it on myself just about daily when I catch myself saying “I’ll try”.

To get yourself into a Quantum Leap mindset, stop beating your head against the proverbial window and visualize the perfect end result… think creatively about how you might accomplish it instead of just doing things the same way you’ve always done them.

 

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How to REALLY Monetize Your Book Online: Lauren E. Miller

Allow me to introduce you to Lauren E. Miller. Google “stress relief expert” and you’ll find Lauren in the top spot (usually). And the she’s the Founder of Stress Solutions University. Lauren and I met when she was launching her latest book “99 Things You Wish You Knew BEFORE Stressing Out”.

You see, Lauren knows what she’s talking about from a very personal perspective.

She experienced 2 of life’s most major stressors- at the same timeDivorce and cancer.

Lauren was diagnosed with breast cancer one week before her divorce was to be final.

When we met, I realized she had an opportunity to monetize her book into a recurring income stream by creating a much needed member-based learning community around the topic of stress relief.

Lauren agreed. We decided that I would  provide the content revenue strategy and technical infrastructure to support her vision.  She would be Chief Content Creator, and begin by creating 99 coaching videos for each of the 99 Things in her book.This would translate into 11 video coaching modules, with 9 videos in each module.

Since this book was about the “mental” skillset required for stress relief, we decided that Stress Solutions University would be about acquiring the “physical” skills – techniques and tools to relieve stress on your own, and access your full potential.

Lauren would deliver LIVE video coaching “stress relief” hot seats, interview experts,  and provide a discussion forum and resource section for members of all of her recommended resources gained over 18 years of studying and using her techniques.

This video below is of one of her “mindset” coaching videos from the book 99 Things You Wish You Knew BEFORE Stressing Out, the text below is it is excerpted from the book:

To Stress or Not to Stress…that is the question. And your choice of response makes all the difference in the outcome. Stress is a signal within your body giving you the opportunity to identify and adjust your perception, Lauren offers some tips on how to adjust your perception.

A recent study out of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center revealed that chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer to cancer cells. If you know anything about the physiological effects of stress on the body from high blood pressure to increased cortisol levels and a compromised immune system you might say, “You think?” At least that’s what I said when I read the findings.

It was one week prior to my final divorce court date when I was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer. Because I don’t believe in divorce (in my tribe you stay married for life) I was under some serious stress and my body was talking to me about it all.

Have you ever broken down the word disease? Dis-ease: Feelings of uneasiness in the body due to perceived situations that are seen by the viewer as a potential threat to their safety (emotionally, physically or spiritually).

Two of your core needs in life are connection and safety. When you feel unsafe you feel dis-connected and you begin to stress out: “Oh no, I’m not safe; I might fail; I might be fired; I might be unseen, unheard, or overlooked.”

One way to disconnect from feelings of insecurity is to connect to that which is secure within you—along with what you value most in life. What do you value most in your life? I would venture to guess that it exists beyond the five senses.

Make a list of everything that you value most in this life and take time every day to nurture one or two things on that list. You will find that when you align yourself to that which you value most, you fertilize your sense of safety in all situations. This, in turn, releases a sense of ease in your body. Surely, a portion of the time you spend Skyping, texting, emailing and cell phoning can be used to create ease in your daily life, especially knowing it has the potential to save your life.

When your priorities are clear your decisions are easy, which in turn lowers the stress and dis-ease level inside of your body. Remember, it’s your choice. One of my daily mantras is “people before things.” Each time I practice this throughout the day I am given the opportunity to choose between the essential and the nonessential. When you connect with the essential, the result is a life of value and inner peace.

As Dr. David Hawkins points out, “Peace is the natural state when truth prevails.” Align yourself with truth, what is good, pure, excellent and praiseworthy.

To get a sample of Lauren’s videos and her style, go to http://www.stresssolutionsuniversity.com/#free-stuff

Then actually WATCH them – take action, and watch what happens.

Create a Great Day,

Michelle P.

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