Circus juggler Ruslan Sadoev dies from taking street drugs

Ruslan Sadoev dies circus juggler horse stuntThis young strong man was known for his deadly stunt. He would do a back flip on top of a running horse in the circus.

It wasn’t the circus that killed him, but a street drug called “spice” that he took with other fellows from the circus.

Russia mourns the loss of this talented man and at the same time wonders how many more people will die from this drug.

Spice drug is also known as “synthetic marijuana”, it was developed in United States and it is now produced in China, close to the border with Russia. Russian youth can easily buy it on the street.

Russian sculptor Vladimir Volkov creates art statues by from scrap metal parts

I love everything that involves recycling. But how do you find a new life for broken metal parts? A Russian sculptor shows how to turn garbage into a masterpiece.

Old scrap nuts, discarded bolts, springs, broken shovels, garden rakes and other metal garbage such art could be put together to decorate a park just if you have enough imagination.

All scrap metal in this video was gathered by a sculptor Vladimir Volkov from Russia and welded together into sculptures. He is completely self-taught and has a background in welding.

You can find these sculptures at Stepanov Park in Ivanovo city. They decorate what used to be a “kids railway”. Many residents go there to take photos.

Deloitte email is hacked again! Sending out Prize Spam.

Just got an e-mail on Jan 12 2015 from a man in Deloitte (with official company address) telling me that I won a prize.

You have been awarded a personal donation through your E-mail ID . To claim prize get back for more info.

This message (including any attachments) contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose, and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, you should delete this message and any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this message, or the taking of any action based on it, by you is strictly prohibited.

v.E.1

Yes, I applied there a long time ago, but I`ve never been in correspondence with anyone under that name.

Hardy, Jim (US – Seattle) <jihardy@deloitte.com>

Looks like their database got hacked into again.

There are reports of hacking Deloitte in December, but I guess it`s still going on.

Don`t they hire good programmers and engineers to keep them safe? After all, they do handle a lot of sensitive financial information.

What makes people want to buy?

cash in envelopePeople and businesses buy for 5 reasons : make money, save money, convenience, strategic advantage and to save time. You have to be able to show how one or more of these is the reason to purchase your product.

Status purchases for people such as cars and big houses falls under strategic advantage..

Russian skier Maria Komissarova can stand on her feet

Maria Komissarova in uniform Olympic skierIt’s been months since we’ve heard of any update on Maria Komissarova. She is recovering after her injury in a private clinic in Spain, undergoing revolutionary rehabilitation with Dr. Blum.

In a recent interview, Pamela Thorburn, another athlete and a friend of Maria, mentioned about some progress. As she says it – “I’m also good friends with Maria Komissarova from Russia, who was paralysed on the Olympic course in Sochi earlier this year. She’s getting treatment at a clinic in Spain at the moment that costs about €1,000 a day, and she’ll be there for 15 weeks. It seems to be working though – I hear she can now stand at least.”

Considering that other doctors were saying that Maria will never walk again, this is an amazing progress!

Do people open beauty salons for the right reasons?

beauty salonI got this e-mail from my friend. She is hesitant about opening a salon. Any advice for her? I am weighing her pluses and minuses.
As you know, I am already 37 years old, so you can see my hesitance for opening a nail salon.  Should I be involved with it on deeper level I would be doing nail art that involving dealing with literally very minute details e.g. sticking on crystals or drawing on nails.  I honestly don’t know what my eyes would go leaving me with bifocals.
The nail business is very competitive because the education requirements is low that is you can get certification within 3 months of full time schooling. A lot of the nail techs aren’t fluent in English which is an advantage I have.
My thoughts are exactly the same to do it as a mobile service to test out the waters.  My intention is to do simple manicures & see how it goes & advance onto something more complex should things pick up.  But, of course schools will not allow me to do that because they teach you to be a nail tech from the basics up.  I have considered getting students from beauty schools to teach me by piece meal.
My main target are Caucasian office ladies.  They have the ability to pay and the nail designs they require are less complex.  Most regular folks would just do the nails themselves at home either with nail stickers or nail stamps.  The only things they can’t do are gel, acrylic and extension nails.  Most would rather spend that kind of $ on their face where they would get more bang for their bucks because people can see it.
She is correct, this market is dominated mostly by Vietnamese people. But can she compete with their prices? Maybe if she has a smart marketing plan like efficient social media campaigns, she would set herself apart from others. I think she is totally wrong about Caucasians willing to pay because I’ve never seen anyone put so much effort into their looks like Asian ladies. Her main problem in my opinion is that she doesn’t have a clear vision.

E-Myth Book Review

So like many others you want to start your own business.  Sometimes that can become a trap too… there is a very small book that you should read called the E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber.  It’s about how a business can quickly become a job that is very unsatisfying and how to avoid that situation.  It takes more than just this one book to build a good business but it is a start and a warning of what should be avoided.

This book is written in an easy to understand language and gives a real example of a woman going through struggles of an entrepreneur. She got stuck in that business but then with some mentorship managed to get it moving forward again. For sure one of the best books so far! I got my hands on the E-Myth Revisited.

“The vast majority of people [who go into business] set out to become their own boss… If they’re like everybody else that I’ve met, they’re working for a lunatic. ” –Michael E. Gerber, top-selling author and small business guru 

 

Harvard Study on Planning, Life, and Success

Are you asking if planning  your whole life is normal?

I heard of a study that was done of Harvard graduates. Of all the graduates, something like 20% had a plan as to what they wanted to do with their life when they had graduated from school. Only  10% had the plan written down.

Twenty or thirty years later the 10 % that had the plan put on paper or written somewhere had 90 % of the wealth of all of the graduates…. Planning and especially writing it down  is a very good practice.

Some sources say that this study is a myth, but I believe it’s actually true. Writing something has a magical effect on the consequences. People accomplish more.

Nobody told me that when I graduated. But hey, it’s never too late to start!

Brian Tracy, for example, is a big supporter of writing down goals. He suggests to even do it every single day.

How to make broccoli taste good?

Yes, I know it`s good for me! But I just don`t find it that tasty. So I am trying to figure out ways to make broccoli taste better.

Perfect solution – Broccoli Smoothie!

I just tried the following:

 

Broccoli / Carrot / Lemon / Cranberry Smoothie

1 cup of Brocooli

1 Carrot

1 Lemon

1/2 cup fresh Cranberry

1 Apple (optional)

 

Do you have any recipes to share? I use Vitamix blender to make it.

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