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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter, Issue #003 - Anwering the most important question of all and more.
March 12, 2007

The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter


In This Issue:

  • An answer to a very important question you've asked yourself from time to time.

  • Software is on the way.

  • A few of the new articles on the website.

  • Humor

Let's get started...


What is life really about?

Wow, what a deep and important question. And I bet there have been times in your life where you asked yourself that question. We all have.

Well, in this issue of the everyday-wisdom.com newsletter, the first thing I want to talk about is how Jim Rohn answers that question. Jim Rohn is known as America's Foremost Business Philosopher. In one of his tapes, he says that "Life is not just the passing of time. Life is a collection of experiences, their frequencey and their intensity."

Take a moment now and think back over your life. As you think about your past, isn't that what comes to mind? A collection of experiences. And in this process, don't you reexperience their intensity and perhaps think about how many you've had, both the good and the bad?

So how does one create as many wonderful experiences as possible? Jim answers that question as well. He says:

Do what you have to do as fast as you can, so you can do what you want to do as long as you can.

That quote makes so much sense, doesn't it? If we get what we have to do out of the way as fast as possible, we have more time to do what we want to do. And doing what we want to do will build those experiences that make up a wonderful life.

So here's an important question - Why isn't the above principle taught to all young people? I first heard Jim say it when I was in my forties. My forties! My parents never said it, and I didn't learn it in school. Why is that?

Jim says he is teaching it to teenagers. If you have a teenager, wouldn't this be a good idea for them to hear? And isn't it a great idea to help you lead a better life? When your children see you leading your life based on this important principle, they will learn it first hand. It won't be just a group of words to them. It will be a guiding principle to live their lives.

Most people go through life, spinning their wheels. No, I'm not saying life is bad for those people, it could just be so much better. I can't help but think of the quote, "People live lives of quiet desperation." Perhaps that wouldn't have happened for them if they would have been taught the principle we've been talking about.

Here's the second reason I am basing the first part of this issue on Jim's quote - our website. www.everyday-wisdom.com, is a great tool to help you do what you have to do as fast as you can. You don't have to spend all your time trying to come up with all the answers yourself. Use the ideas others have come up with that have proven themselves. That's why we say we give "The idea you need when you need it."

Let's say you've spent a lot of time to come up with a solution to one of your most pressing problems. You did it and you think, "Great, that's done." But what if, by looking at our website, you would have found an idea that works better or faster. All it would have cost you is a small amount of time.

My father has a saying that is relevent here. He says, "It's the mistakes you don't make that get you ahead." Yes, that's a strange way to look at life, but in many ways it is true. It's so easy to make a mistake that is so bad, it sets you back so far that it's hard to make up the time and resources it costs you. We all make mistakes, but it's important for that to happen as seldom as possible.

Warren Buffet, the second richest man in the world, has two rules of investment. The first rule is "Never lose money." The second rule is, "Never forget rule number one." Again, it's the mistakes you don't make that get you ahead.

It's so easy to take a casual approach to life. But therein lies a problem. As Jim Rohn says, "Casualness leads to casualities." So... when you have a problem, why not check our website to find a solution. It's a pretty young website, but as one person said, "I could spend hours going through your website." And here's the good news, we're continually adding content.

Coming Soon -
Software to help you create a better life.

We're working now to create software that will help people in many different areas of life. You'll find simple ways to create workbooks and checklists that can help you in so many ways. So be on the lookout over time. Of course we'll list them in this newsletter.

Here's just a small sampling of some of
the new articles we've posted on www.everyday-wisdom.com:

  • Why Do So Many Of Us Have Money-Management Problems?

    In this article, you'll find suggestion on how to minimize the number of money-management problems you find yourself in. You'll also discover some common sense, easy-to-use suggestions to help you get back on track solving your money-management problems:

  • Choosing and Planting Perennials

    In this article you'll find: What to look for and what to be careful about when shopping for seeds. What to do to prepare your garden and more.

    Note: We have a department at www.everyday-wisdom.com who has as one of it's primary goals to find coupons and promotions by major companies we can offer to our visitors. Some promotions going on now include discounts if you buy $40 or more, Free Shipping on Flower Bulbs and Perennials and more.

    To see all of the coupons and promotions for gardening, click here.

  • High Blood Pressure -- Ways to Reduce Your Risk and Improve Your Health

    This artlicle lists people types where high blood pressure is more predominate. Also included are areas of your life where you can take control to help you reduce your risks from high blood pressure. There are also dietary considerations

Of course a lot more articles than these have been added.

Humor

We include some humor in every newsletter. It good for your health, mind and spirit.

On the website, we now have twelve categories of humor including:

Here's this month's humor:

Who's working?


For a couple years I've been blaming it on lack of sleep, not enough sunshine, too much pressure from my job, earwax buildup, poor blood or anything else I could think of. But now I found out the real reason: I'm tired because I'm overworked. Here's why:

The population of this country is 273 million.

140 million are retired.

That leaves 133 million to do the work.

There are 85 million in school.

Which leaves 48 million to do the work.

Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government.

Leaving 19 million to do the work.

2.8 million are in the armed forces.

Which leaves 16.2 million to do the work.

Take from that total the 14.8 million people who work for state and city governments.

And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals.

Leaving 1,212 ,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work.

You and me.

And there you are, Sitting at your computer, reading jokes.

Nice. Real nice.


Finally in this issue of the newsletter…

I want to include a quote that has helped millions of people throughout the world. I believe if you will develop the skill of putting this quote into practice, it will help you immensely in reducing the stress you feel from life.

Here’s the quote:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
Wisdom to know the difference.

Don't forget to tell your friends about www.everyday-wisdom.com.

I wish you all the best.

Till next time,

Ed Kalski
Senior Editor

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