Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lisa's Lessons to Making Goals That Work

Hello Everyone

Well here it is! New Year's Eve and we are about to embark on our journey through 2009.

Oops,"you gotta be kidding me!" you say. Where did the last eight years go? It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming the New Millennium.

Did I set any real goals? Why am I still where I was then? I've just gotten another eight years older. My dreams are no closer now than they were then...How come? Every year I said that this is the year that I'm gonna do it, but it didn't happen, Why?

Well lets peek in on Lisa of SWBN as she makes "Goal's That Work" one of the better blog posts that I have read on the subject. She explains why setting goals is NOT the same as setting New Year's Resolutions.

K, Let's give a read to what Lisa has to say. Click Here to Read Lisa's Blog Post.

Welcome back, so now you know how to set your goals and change your life in one year.

Let's all make 2009 the year that we changed our lives for the better...Big Time!

Then keep making.....Goals That Work.

Til next post,

Smiles :o)


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finance Your Freedom...The Clay Collins Story

Hi Everyone

It turns out that Clay's dream is to enjoy Location Independent Living and he is working hard at attaining that goal.

Clay does this blog "Finance Your Freedom" and seeks out people that have been successful in getting the freedom to enjoy a Location Independent Life.

These people come from all walks of life and money is not the only determining factor in their success.

Click Here to read the rest of Clay's story and also read, watch and listen to his blog.

Also Click Here to catch Clay's other blog "The Growing Life"

Till next post,

Smiles :o)


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Free Twitter Basic Training!

Welcome Everyone

I understand that Twitter is fast becoming the Net 2.0 tool of choice. However there are lots of internet users that want to learn just the basics of Twitter to be able to use it to improve their web experience both social and to make a dollar.

I invite you one and all to watch Ed Dale as he introduces the basics of Twitter in the video below.

Ed is a great teacher and does a fine job of explaining how to set up a Twitter account. He also talked about some other terms such as Twhirl, RSS feeds and FriendFeed all every bit as valuable as Twitter.

To learn more from Ed Dale and his pal Dan Raine you can take the Thirty Day Challenge training. It is totally free and some of the best training on Web 2.0 tools that you will find on the internet today. Simply Awesome!

So click the Green logo and go now to The Thirty Day Challenge site and sign up for your free training.

If you want to learn the basics from the masters and for FREE, You will not be disappointed

Click Here
and go now.....Go! Tell Ed Dale that a little bird told you...

Till next post,

Smiles :o)

Follow me on Twitter

ps By the way please leave your comments as to what you think of the training that you receive.

Both my readers and I are awaiting your feedback. So Please leave a comment...Thanks

pps You can get access to the PDF file version of the video training here if you prefer.

Friday, December 19, 2008

BrightFlock Launches

Hi everyone

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Brightflock wants to hear from you!

Till next post,

Smiles :o)


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Help...My Business is Holding Me Hostage!

Hay Everyone

Is your business holding you hostage? Do you want to know how to break free? Isn't Location Independent Living Now all about having the freedom to work from anywhere?

Here is a series of free videos by Eben Pagan that will get you on the right track. Watch the first video below then click on the link below the video to go watch the other two.

Now click here to visit the blog post that contains the other two videos.

Make sure that you watch all three videos to see the video comment, then you can follow the instructions at the end of the third video to get even more free information.

Set yourself free, start watching the videos now and if these videos were of value to you please leave a comment on this post...Thanks!
(just click on the comments link below)
Till next post,

Smiles :o)


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Java In The Morning, But Could Freedom Be a Mini?


Could freedom be a mini?

Click Here to check check out it's commercial!

Still interested?

Click here to get more info.

Fly like a bird, let freedom reign. The world is at your command. (and on line file storage too)

It's hard to imagine better than that.

Till next post.

Smiles :o)


Monday, August 25, 2008

Counting Calories Frustrating You? Try Calorie Shifting

- by Joey Atlas, Author of Amazon Bestseller - ‘Fatness to Fitness’


If Counting Calories is Frustrating You? You May Want to Try Calorie Shifting

I originally wrote this article for my ‘members only’ site, - and its a strategy that has helped a handful of people make some serious improvements in their health and body - primarily from body fat reduction.

Several weeks ago I sent out a free PDF success story that was submitted to me from, Lisa, one of our members. She mentioned the impact that calorie shifting had on her success when combined with the Leg, Butt, Hip and Thigh program, with changing her body and life - and we got a ton of emails asking more about the ‘calorie shifting’ concept.

lisa before leg butt hip thigh exercise program—————lisa after leg butt hip thigh exercise program
Lisa Before Calorie Shifting - - Lisa After Calorie Shifting

So here it is. Enjoy it - use it - and please share your results with us…

The challenge of eating a nutrient dense, low calorie diet that promotes healthy weight and optimal fitness - while at the same time trying to keep daily caloric intake at appropriate levels for one’s goals (usually fat/weight loss) can be one the most difficult juggling acts to master. In working with many clients with various daily habits and patterns - I’ve realized that a good number of people can benefit from “shifting their calories” instead of just counting calories to accomplish healthy nutrition and weight management.

Depending on the time you wake up in the morning - starting your day with breakfast may not be the ideal way to kick off the fulfillment of your daily nutritional needs. Now, I know this goes against traditional advice, but read on to fully understand this approach as it applies to counting calories.

I’ve worked with clients in the past who have tried to eat breakfast (in many forms and variations) first thing in the morning, and they would find that doing this made them hungrier the rest of the day and it usually led to increased daily caloric intake - enough to cause long term weight gain.

There are some people who wake up relatively early and start the day with breakfast and continue to eat relatively well throughout the day. Often, these types of people, although eating healthy foods, are taking in too many calories in the span of a whole day and either have trouble losing weight or continue to gain weight.

Now, for the caloric shifting part. We will talk about meal shifting (instead of calorie shifting) to keep matters simple - but understand, a meal is made up of calories.

A simple strategy for those who find that keeping a lid on daily caloric intake is a challenge - is to push back the time that the first meal is eaten. Lets call this meal breakfast, even though some people may find it strange to call a meal eaten at 10:30 or 11 am, breakfast.

So, instead of eating your normal breakfast at 6:30 or 8 am, you don’t skip it, you just push it back a few hours - toward your normal lunch time. In effect, you are moving, most likely, 300 - 500 (maybe more) calories and taking them in at a later time, maybe 3 or 4 hours later than normal.

Here is what happens to most people who I coach with this method. They find they are not starving for a big lunch (which also gets pushed back a few hours - to about 2pm (give or take 30 minutes). Additionally, they are not ravenous by dinner time, when most people self destruct and do so until bedtime, by snacking after dinner.

So, a result of this meal shifting is a reduction in ‘overactive appetite’ - not a bad reduction, but a healthy reduction - one that is very helpful in preventing one from over-stuffing the stomach and going beyond their daily caloric needs, day after day after day. (This is how people ’slowly’ gain a lot of weight over the span of several years.)

Lets back up a little - if dinner time food raids are a challenge, then this meal shifting can help you reduce that eating urge after work and put you in a better position to control the volume of food you put on your plate and the number of calories you put in your body.

So, ‘the calorie shift’ is also helpful for people who snack every few hours once they do start eating. By delaying when you start eating in the morning - you also delay the snack intervals you enjoy - and in effect you may reduce your total daily snacks to 2 or 3 instead of 5 or 6 (including your after dinner snack). When all is said and done, by days end you will have taken in less calories than you would have, had you started with an early breakfast.

Common ’side effects’ of this strategy are increased energy, less bloating and stomach discomfort, better sleep patterns and a few others. Hmm - I wonder why?

There are several factors inside of this calorie based fat-loss strategy to be aware of. The types of foods you choose, the volume of foods you choose and the realization that you need less calories than you think you do to function optimally on a day to day basis.

I also realize that this may go against the “You’ll shut down your metabolism, by starving yourself!” crowd. But believe me, this is far from starving yourself, very far. I tell you this firsthand, because it’s how I’ve helped many people take control of their, nutrition, body weight and fitness - and it’s how I manage my own daily nutrition and my metabolism keeps burning right along.

Now, I would like for you to help me circulate this article via social media - so I can share more of these with you in the future. See the ‘Share This’ button below? Click it and you’ll see several easy ways to help me circulate this article. Digg and StumbleUpon are 2 of the easiest, and they are free to join (actually all of them are free) - just click on the link to each and the rest is simple - takes about 90 seconds…

Comments or questions? Just post them below…

Your Trainer,


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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Don't Squeeze the Twitter!!!

Greetings friends and followers

Don't Squeeze the Twitter!!!?

Well actually the term is Twitter Squeeze a term coined by Rick Butts only 48 hours ago and already number one with a bullet on Google.

Check out Rick's halarious broadcast (below) to learn more about the "Evil Empire" (kidding) behind this totally off the showroom floor marketing term that Rick has come up with. (congratulations Rick)

Connect to Rick's blog to learn much more about this new term, the sheer "power" ("yeah baby"...a Rick term) of Internet 2.0 marketing and how it just might have a greater effect on your life than email and MSN messenger.

I got to squeeze the Twitter and all I can say is WOW! You can squeeze too @twittersqueeze.

Sorry but @twittersqueeze is not set up yet. Don't despair you can squeeze too, just click this link

Thanks for looking....Enjoy

Smiles :o)


p.s. Don't forget to vote for Rick as the Internet Marketer of the year for Twitter Squeeze. (oh yeah Rick hasn't set that poll up yet) LOL Oh well, just be ready when he does...

Oh yeah and shoot me a comment if this is something that you could get into. (Twitter Squeeze that is) and what you think of it all thanks...


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Setup Weekend on MSNBC...

Hello Everyone

If you have an idea for the "next big thing" well this might be right up your alley.

Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.

Founded in 2007 by Andrew Hyde, the weekend is a concept of a conference focusing on learning by creating. It is known for its quick decisions, ‘out of the box’ thinking, unique facilitation technique and letting the founders show what they can do. The program has already met with success in Boulder, Toronto, New York, Hamburg, Houston, West Lafayette, Boston, DC and more.

Check it out at and just maybe there will be a startup weekend in your area.

Be sure to leave a comment here about what you think of this idea. Or you can contact me on Twitter @garydotgray

Smiles :o)


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Brain Rules...

Hello Everyone (friends and followers)

If you want to understand how we humans use our brains to learn and/or to buy goods and services then get a copy of Dr.John Medina's book "Brain Rules" (Mentioned by Ed Dale on The Thirty Day Challenge TV broadcast Sunday July 13th.)

Below is a power point presentation (131 slides) based on John's book by Garr Reynold's and can be found on his blog "Presentation Zen"

If you click the link you can read Garr's entire blog post and watch some very informative videos that are included in his post not to mention a number of links to related material.

Also check out John's extremely interesting presentation on the subject of our brain.

Having suffered a life threatening and debilitating stroke a few years back I have come to appreciate just how important our brains are.

I hope you enjoy the referenced material and I also hope you are able to increase your knowledge base along the way. If you appreciate this or any other content on my Location Independent Living Now blog please post a comment and add the blog to your Google Reader so that you will receive future posts as they are posted.

Smiles :o)


Saturday, July 12, 2008

What a NOVEL idea!!!

Hello to all of my location independent readers...Welcome back.

Here is a treat...from the folks at Common Craft. (they bring you all of those great videos on how to use the new tech offerings on the internet)

They are obliviously bent in the non traditional direction. (and what is wrong with that?)

Check this out:

"I suppose some would say it's downright un-American, but we worked on July 4th and 5th. It was our choice - a choice that enabled us to take the 7th and 8th and go camping without the hordes of people. It's something we do often - work when others aren't so we can play without crowds. It's a choice we make."

Read more here.

Enjoy the your mind and try to think outside the box. (it can be more fun)

Also look for the great videos that they have released along the way.

Smiles :0)


Friday, May 16, 2008

Uberloo Marketing?


This is the greatest marketing tool since sliced bread or milk in a plastic jug. Everyone on the go needs to go sometime right.

Remember your dear mother's advise "Don't forget to go before you go dear!"

- Housekeeping Solutions, Becky Mollenkamp says

"Automated toilets, faucets, and dispensers have become so popular that only their absence draws attention. Patrons want them because they are sanitary, janitors like them because they are easy to clean, and managers appreciate the cost savings they can provide."

Now for the ultimate in sanitary. Introducing Uberloo the Ultimate in public bathrooms.

Visit to sneak a peek...

Smiles :o)


p.s. don't forget to order your FREE pad of sticky-Notes and send a FREE pad to a friend then watch the real time viral marketing on the map tracker...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This is a one time special post!

Hello to my Social Networking friends. If you think that Barack Obama (see video “Yes We Can!”) can change the real lives of millions of American people. Then Ed Dale, Dan Rain and the Thirty Day Challenge (see video " The Thirty Day Challenge Music Video") can change the real lives of billions of people around the globe in ways they could never imagine in their wildest dreams. I just wanted to share this little known but empowering information with friends within my own social network. Shhh don’t let the cat out of the bag so to speak. Check it out

Smiles :o)


Thursday, May 8, 2008

The growth of telework and virtual teams in midmarket companies

Hi Welcome back

I wanted to introduce you to Phil Montero from "The Anywhere Office".Phil has been around this concept of the freedom to work from anywhere or being location independent for some time now. Check out his comments below and then click through to the full article. Be sure to click on the hyperlinks within the article to explore more great content and Phil's The Anywhere Office website.

Phil has been one of my favorite experts on the location independent living topic for some time now.

Go ahead and get started and please enter my blog into your RSS reader to continue to be kept up to date on this topic.

Smiles :o)


"This past week I was interviewed for an article in eWeek entitled Telework Migrates to the Midmarket. The reporter was asking me why I thought midmarket companies (which she defined as companies with 50 - 1000 employees) were starting to embrace more telework and virtual teamwork. While it has been my observation that companies of all sizes, not just midmarket companies, are embracing the concept of having their employees work from outside the office - the question made me think - why the increase specifically in companies of this size? I think there are 2 main reasons for this".....Phil Montero

Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

How To Work From Anywhere Without Blowing Your Budget


Welcome to the initial post of "Location Independent Living Now" a blog about having the freedom to work from anywhere on the planet.

Check out what Nick Cernis posted on January 29th.

"This is a boy meets girl story.

Boy and girl leave their dull day jobs to become freelance writers and designers; they travel the world living a worry-free life, working remotely, visiting different cultures, trying amazing food, taking photographs and writing a diary; they draw inspiration from all that they see and experience.

Boy and girl retire to a beautiful home, where they teach their children how to live a fulfilling existence by traveling and working for themselves. The cycle repeats.

It’s a pretty story, but just how realistic is it? It can’t be that easy, can it? What’s the real truth about working from anywhere, or “location independent living,” as it’s come to be known."

Click Here to see his entire post.