• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Happy thanksgiving as we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the turkey and stuffing and football!! nov  19, 2012
 

Happy thanksgiving as we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the turkey and stuffing and football!! nov 19, 2012

on

  • 432 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
432
Views on SlideShare
427
Embed Views
5

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

1 Embed 5

http://pinterest.com 5

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Happy thanksgiving as we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the turkey and stuffing and football!! nov  19, 2012 Happy thanksgiving as we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the turkey and stuffing and football!! nov 19, 2012 Document Transcript

    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012
    • Preface / IntroductionA great series of articles on Thanksgiving and what its true meaning is. Feel free to comment: Formore information on how I can help you create your own custom ebooks skype me Howard Martellat homeprofitcoach
    • Table of Contents1. My most memorable Thanksgiving... and oh the memories!2. Not in the mood for Thanksgiving? Then be grateful for what you dont have!3. A recognized Internet marketing master delivers the sober word you dont want to hear: The wayyoure marketing online your failure is assured. Take the challenge and see for yourself.
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012My most memorable Thanksgiving... and oh the memories!by Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors program note. Quick can you name your favorite Thanksgiving song? Unless its "Over theriver and through the woods" (1844), you probably dont have one. But I do. Its called "Turkey inthe straw", and it is a traditional American folk song from the 1820s. And though strictly speaking itwas not written for Thanksgiving, youll have to forego its strict history in favor of the elasticmeaning I shall give the tune and its use. I am sure, in due time, you will forgive me. In any event,start by going to any search engine, find the tune, and put on your dancing shoes... because thisThanksgiving youll be dancing, not just filling out your embonpoint, and belching.What my family usually did for Thanksgiving... celebrated, sanctified, dull.I was brought up in an Illinois family which, like all our neighbors, believed in the verities of God,country, and family. These were the bedrocks on which we built our homes, our communities andour nation. And these three essential parts of American life came sharply together at Thanksgiving,an event which had to be arranged and celebrated in the grand manner... best china, best crystal, bestsilver and food that was quite simply awesome, no stinting contemplated, allowed, or accepted. Wewere Americans, part of the great heartland of the nation, and if we didnt have much to be thankfulfor, then who did?Still, this holiday (and Christmas, too) always raised the issue of where to celebrate, for we were partof large extended families with matriarchs in various branches who made it clear their feelingswould be hurt if we didnt grace their Thanksgiving Day tables, though why they wanted my sisterwith her tendency to scream while eating (admittedly she was only in pre-school) and my brother(but that is another story), I as eldest son and eldest grandson (on both sides) could neverunderstand. I knew why they wanted me... "let me count the ways...."The solution to this problem of venue was solved in most years by the simple expedient of appearingat two (or even more) holiday tables groaning under the weight of families who had done well... andstuffing ourselves to sickness accordingly. It is no wonder they felt queasy by days end. Personally Ialways saved room (if at all possible) for the desserts... for here amidst so many culinaryachievements... was sweet perfection in so many alluring ways. Pies of every kind (pumpkin derigueur of course), cobblers, cookies with holiday themes... strudel (we were of Germanic stock andproud)... and the cakes... but enough. Suffice it to say there was no thought of mere sufficiency. Itwas all about excess... in so many ways so that no one could ever say anything else, or even suggestit.Time -- and holiday arrangements -- marches on.Sadly, over time things changed and my father and mother were significant reasons why themulti-mealed Thanksgiving came to an end. Specifically, we moved from Illinois when I was just 16to California, where family (as Charles Manson and hippies from Haight-Ashbury proved) had analtogether different meaning. And so, unless my father decided (and my mother concurred), forfathers sister and his wife did not love each other, unless, that is, we were going to our Cartercousins ranch in Bakersfield, we stayed home... and invited people we liked, who were neverrelated. In short, we went from the traditional Thanksgiving of too much of this, too much of that,people we "had" to like because we were related, to Thanksgivings we invented... and, as wediscovered later when sociologists explored American migrations, most other people were doing thesame thing. And thats why my mother, Shirley de Lauing Lant Phelps de Barlais y de Kesoun, and Iwere in the port of San Pedro, California en route to Baja California for Thanksgiving, 1985.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 4 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012Fourth book, second Thanksgiving out of America.I have always been of an industrious nature and my breakneck pace through 1985 made clear that Iwas a man on a mission, going places, meeting people. I had my fourth book underway, a publishingcompany to oversee, an international consulting business, a multitude of lectures nationwide, and anationally syndicated program on the Business Radio Network. Managing time was of the essence..and this precluded vacations and other ways of wasting time, including voyaging to a part of theworld in which I had absolutely no interest. But, then, my mother did... and she was a veryformidable woman. She named the destination, I ponied up for the tickets, and so we boarded one ofthe floating restaurants and bars they call cruise ships, where eating and lassitude are the order of theday, every day.We were booked as Dr. and Mrs. Lant, which while absolutely accurate was also the seed for amemorable (and oh so wrong) deduction... because, you see, on this ship, as on all such vessels, theladies of a certain age always out number the gents... and so the hopefulness which alwaysaccompanies these ladies on board always quickly wilts.My mother was a stylish and youthful looking woman and made a point of so appearing, to bestadvantage. I was, as usual, slovenly, a demolisher of clothes, even those from the best shops inBoston and England. Still, as Agatha Christie once observed, old clothes properly cut are alwayssuitable attire for a gentleman. My mother strenuously disagreed, but here her jeremiads fell on deafears.Still...one memorable evening, a woman of the purple-haired ilk sidled up to POM (Poor OldMother) and asked how long wed been married... and how shed managed it; (no doubt wantinginstructions on how to secure as willing mate one as young, winsome, and obviously God-favored asI.) Freud must have had a conniption.And that was just the beginning of the memorable holiday voyage.My mother and I worked as a team; she was admiral, I cadet. The moment after we arrived on board,she took a page of her cream colored stationary as Baroness de Barlais y de Kesoun, gold coronetablaze at the top, and sent a charming message (of which she was past mistress) to the Captain,advising him a celebrated author was on board whom shed like to present. That "celebrated author"would have been me. That note she delivered post haste to the purser along with a First Edition ofmy book "Our Harvard," suitably autographed by that self-same author. She always traveled with afew copies...The next day I sat in a deck chair, enveloped in a plaid blanket, hands chilled, writing the currentbook, "The Unabashed Self-Promoters Guide: What every man, woman, child and organization inAmerica needs to know about getting ahead by exploiting the media." For all that I had to be thawedout each evening, I was making lickety-split progress... and could still dance attendance on HerLadyship, my mother. It was a model that worked...The Captain requests...In due course, of course, the Captain responded... not just with an invitation to the table at dinnerwhere he held court but to cocktails in his luxurious private quarters. We dressed accordingly; (myHarvard blazer was wrinkled but its insignia buttons were solid gold.) When we discovered he wasGreek, we should have recalled the old maxim "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts..."He was a man of charm, information, and what we Midwesterners call schmaltz. As such he wasvery good company, paying every courtesy to the Double B (as we termed the double Baroness, inher own right, too). But there was something not quite right... which became instantly apparentwhen, in paying my mother an exaggerated farewell he tickled the inside of my hand, in a mannerhttp://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 5 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012which could not possibly have been misconstrued. I meant to tell her... she would have roared withlaugher and indignation. Which brings us to our unique Thanksgiving on the high seas.On board, one ate and participated in activities which could never quite obscure their purpose: to letair out of bloated stomachs. One of these activities was the time-honored "talent show" which wouldhave been anything but... except for POM. She had an idea to sweep the boards... she always did...and with her vision, energy, imagination and unparalleled ability to shame people into doing things,she generally succeeded. "The First Thanksgiving".POM dragooned one passenger after another into taking part in what was certain to be the winningentry: a sure-to-please musical rendition of the first Thanksgiving, with dialog by me and directionby... but you can guess who. Despite frequent (ever escalating) reminders that the script needed tobe written, yours truly did not write the script; instead falling victim to Demon Rum... and so whenPOM came to get me for dress rehearsal (a bare hour before the opening curtain) she found her boydrunk as the lord he was. No script. No excuse. No hope.But still the show went on, though I had to ad-lib every word, including musical cues to the band,which gamely played our game. Pilgrims said the silly things they would say... Indians (face-paintperfect) acted aboriginal... and "Turkey in the straw" rang out frequently as passenger Pilgrims andIndians ran about the stage capturing passenger turkeys. Then le tout ensemble sang "God BlessAmerica". Of course we were cheered to the echo, and I got the kind of hugs and kudos I expected...and she had deserved.My Thanksgiving this year will be dull indeed without her... for she is making friends and raisingcane in a better place, where she will know, for certain, I would write this article and remember....***** What are your favourite Thanksgiving memories? Let us know by posting your commentsbelow.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 6 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012Not in the mood for Thanksgiving? Then be grateful for whatyou dont have!by Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors program note. Rarely if ever have I seen my fellow countrymen so riled up... irritable,angry, rude epithets at the ready, bad behaviors endemic. Whats going on? Try these for openers...A rotten economic situation that just wont get better... and youre afraid it never will. And so youworry (for the umpteenth time) about just how secure your job is. Is there some guy in Mumbaiwholl be glad to do it at half what you get? Youve raised the subject with your boss... but hisanswer was not reassuring and now he wont look you in the eye.A president whose leadership style gives us no leadership... and nary a Republican presidentialcandidate who doesnt cause multitudes to hold their noses, gagging, and wonder why our mindboggling lengthy and expensive campaign produces candidates we cant stand or respect, much lessadmire.Sickening scandals like the one still unfolding at Penn State, scandals that make us wake up in themiddle of the night shouting, "What the...... is going on around here?". Sometimes we wonder, andnot just once either, whether anyone is honest, decent, and unarmed anymore... or whether its onlysuckers (you being one) who play by the rules.Every day we pick up the newspaper and read about another murder in the neighborhood, ourneighborhood. Are our neighbors only "good" because we dont know their secret lives and thehome truths that havent yet been disclosed?We read about some drug bust at the school down the street... and are horrified to see the policephoto and recognize our kids favorite teacher. We run upstairs and check the closet and dresserdrawer to see if this has touched us even closer. Youre fortunate today... nothing out of order... butthe word "yet" comes immediately to mind... since these days you expect something bad to happenany time now and arent particularly surprised when it does.We read about... and are as concerned as our busy lives will allow... another species declaredextinct... another Web sex scandal... another political official with a skill for theft and plausibledenial. You feel sure hell get off easy when his time in court comes up. Is that what the bandageover the eyes of the statue of Justice is supposed to mean?Youre concerned about Americas unending wars in countries whose names you cannot pronounce,much less find on a map, but which you are paying for. Youve got a friend whose young cousin,proud and handsome in his Marine Corps uniform, was killed by a sniper... a boy just 20 years old.The thought haunts you all day... You want to believe such early death helps the country in question,America, the world... but you dont. You see that boys eyes and feel them boring into you, askingone question over and over -- "Why?"... and you just cant give a good answer. You feel increasinglyhelpless as the barrage of bad news, miseries, muddles, mayhem just wont quit. You want time offfrom it all... but these realities, details delivered to us faster than ever compliments of the Web,constitute the unceasing rhythm of our lives.And this is only the tip of the iceberg.We wonder if, after a lifetime of contributing, Social Security will be there when we need it... andwhether Medicare will provide the level of service well need. A gal from our office had that acutebreathing problem and was put on a respirator; the hospital didnt want to pay for it... and the matterhttp://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 7 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012now resides in their legal department. We want care... we get lawyers. It makes us very, verynervous.... and sad.We wonder how some shady Greek and Italian politicians can have so much influence on our livesso far away. What kind of magic powers have they got that force us (however superficially) to payattention to what theyre doing... and doing... and doing, all of which threatens the stability andsatisfaction of our lives? You want to say its "unfair"... but you know no one cares what you thinkabout the matter... and you dont want people to think youre a wimp. So you stay quiet andunsatisfied... its just the way things are. And so the days pass...... until the calendar tells you its Thanksgiving, the official day, sanctioned by custom and dictatedby law, you get together with family and friends to eat too much and give thanks for your ability todo so. But this year, you just dont feel like it, though you wouldnt mind a piece or two of pumpkinpie. Whats a body to do?Ill share something that works for me... dont waste your time enumerating all the good thingsyouve got, especially when you realize most of them are flawed and superficial. Instead, focus onthe myriad of problems, inconveniences, woeful situations and debilitating malevolence you donthave... bullets you have dodged for another year. This will make you feel really thankful aboutthings that really matter. Heres how it works...Preparation and The ListThis year I attend my 64th Thanksgiving, so I consider myself a man with some experience in thematter. Put this experience to work by putting aside the usual falderals... dont just hold hands andask little Janie to say the blessing. Janie is probably too young to have much insight into the event...and will be unable to perform her helping role to perfection. Thus the end result will be unutterablybanal, like all the years before.Instead, seize this bull by the horns and brainstorm a long list of things you are thankful you donthave to do, think about, or consider in any way. Be brutally frank.Item: your boss got fired because of that restroom peccadillo, and you never have to see him again.That was huge!Item: your estranged cousin Herbie, bete noir of many years, has gone missing, no one knowswhere. If he never returns, that would be too soon.Item: Your darling daughter didnt marry the wild idealist who always played the zither and neverbathed. Delicious.Item: your neighbors noisome pooch Mickey, gifted with a piecing yelp and high decibel duration,ran away in pursuit of amorous freedom. He will of course be missed by someone... but not by you.Keep going! Dont stint! As you get into the task, you see that the things you dont have, that youwere afraid you would have and forever are the very things you always needed to make this holidaysing.Now type your list. You will never remember them all and since each adds its mite to the happyevent, do not rely on memory. Practice, too, reciting them. Read slowly.... with deliberate cadenceand gravitas in your voice.Having recited this list you will feel, perhaps for the first time in months, truly happy for you havediscovered for yourself and shown the world the ample bounty of happiness at your fingertips,Thanksgiving now and forever your favorite holiday.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 8 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012** Your response to this article is requested. What do you think? Let us know by posting yourcomments below.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 9 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012A recognized Internet marketing master delivers the soberword you dont want to hear: The way youre marketingonline your failure is assured. Take the challenge and see foryourself.Authors program note. One of the great films is "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) that features this lineetched in acid, "What we have here is failure to communicate". This line is delivered just after theprison authority has slashed "Luke" with a whip, causing him to roll over and over down a long,dusty hill, each rotation more painful than the last. The warden then says what seems anextraordinary statement: that Luke had been beaten because he wanted it that way... Huh?But pretty soon you understand the authority figure is right. Luke is determined to do things his way,when that way is a certain disaster... he wont learn, wont examine his position, and will never admitto error. The only thing that will enlighten him and change certain failure to incipient progress isgetting beaten and beaten again; then he might see the benefit, the essential value of instruction,training and constant adjustment and beneficial change.Lukes pointless "system" delivers nothing but misery. Communication delivers the desired resultsthat youre too stubborn to master. So what if what youre doing doesnt work. "Its a poor thing butmine own" and therefore good enough.Thus, for the music to accompany this article, I give you the theme song to "Cool Hand Luke"because you bear more than a passing resemblance to a character and a situation that will keepfailing you and which you do not wish to change -- whatever you say. Find the music by LaloSchifrin in any search engine, and remember: its YOUR theme, obstinacy and willful adherence topresent, total, predictable failure being celebrated.Why you must master marketing to succeed online.Right now chances are whatever online enterprise you are pursuing is not only failing to make you aliving wage... it is failing to make you anything at all. Dont be coy about this; YOU are a complete,total, abject, and ridiculous marketing catastrophe. So, what have you been doing to solve thisproblem and generate increasing bucks? What have you been doing? Ill tell you what youve beendoing; the same things that delivered failure while expecting success, if you do them long enoughThis is the textbook definition of madness... and that makes YOU certifiably crazy."Your Money Is In Their Pocket!"Right now people around the world are walking around with your money in their pockets. Moreover,due to the pathetic way you "market", one thing is clear: you will never get that money. It will stay inyour customers pocket... he will in due course spend it elsewhere, thereby depriving himself ofwhatever benefit you could deliver and 100% of the profits you would have derived. Whats worse,you seem neither to know nor to care that this travesty of marketing that keeps you broke andunsuccessful is going on. Youre the poor little lamb who has gone astray... and you must beperfectly happy with that result... since you learn nothing new; try nothing new; and master nothingnew. Amazing!Magic words that deliver one hot prospect after another; the rocket ship that delivers them.To succeed online you need, first of all, prospect lists because in my well-known phrase "The list isthe business... and the business is the list." To make money you must have lists; to make lots ofmoney, you must have bigger lists. Developing this list is a project for each and every day you wantto move money from "their" pockets... to yours. The first critical question: what did you do each dayhttp://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 10 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012to move money from "their" pockets... to yours. The first critical question: what did you do each daythis week to grow your pivotal lists? Dont be vague; be rigorously detailed and specific. The sadfact is, youve probably done nothing on this matter whatsoever. And so you will continue to fail.Thats 100 percent certain.You must give your prospects a reason to pick up the phone and call you. Do you? Consider this.Over the years I have turned myself from an impecunious graduate student (albeit at Harvard) intoan online multi-millionaire. How did it happen? By creating powerful, punchy, profit-making adslike this one, my current favorite and likely to remain so since it is a certifiable money maker:Call me now for your FREE Internet marketing consultation. $100 value. Let an expert show youRIGHT NOW how to profit online every single day without leaving home. Call me -- Dr. JeffreyLant -- now, (617) 547-6372. LIVE 24/7/365. Your success guaranteed. Im waiting for your callRIGHT NOW!This verbiage MUST be on EVERYTHING that will be seen, received, read and presented to everysingle person you wish to respond. Each time you send out ANYTHING, be that business card,email message, brochure, space ad, landing page, etc. without these precise words is a marketingopportunity and ALL its potential profits lost and gone forever "dreadful sorrow, Clementine."Ebooks as rocket ships.Now you know the magic words to use that ensure 100 percent guaranteed results. How do you getthem into the hands of prospects who, being motivated by them, will pick up the telephone to makeinstant contact with --you? There are many ways, but heres one that takes just about 5-7 minutes perday. Its ebook marketing... and its so clever because you dont write your ebooks (though you mayif you like). I DO!Just over two years ago...In the fall of 2010, I had an epochal "AHA!" moment. Keep in mind that at that time, the GreatRecession was dragging down the Great Republic, the European Union, and the world. I wanted toseize this crucial moment when all the best things on Earth were for sale at deeply discounted prices;I wanted to seize this moment, I say, to fatten my stock portfolio and fast-growing collection ofeye-popping Old Master pictures and the best 18th century furniture. In short, I needed lots of cash...and a mechanism to deliver it to me and the eager-beavers who saw this turbulent, even frighteningtime as the right time for massive asset acquisition. Enter the ebook... the ebook you dont write butcan profit from every single day!Well over 1,000,000 formatted words, with images and musical cues, marching smartly to 1000articles.Heres the good word, bird. Since September, 2010 I have written approaching one thousand articles;each about 1500 words. You can see them at jeffreylantarticles.com These articles, carefullyresearched, carefully written cover over 35 different subject areas. At least 20 new articles are addedevery single month. Using them is a breeze...Go to the article repository. Select any 2 or 3. Add the magic marketing words above. Click, send...and await certain response... by people picking up the phone to call you... whenever theyre ready tocall you.Is this difficult in any way? No, its childs play.Is it time-consuming? Certainly not. 7 minutes for newbies. Under 5 for experienced marketers.Does it produce prospect leads? Yes, EVERY time you use it, which should be 7 days a week.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 11 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012And now The Million-Dollar Question. WILL YOU DO IT?Return to "Cool Hand Luke," obstinate, stubborn, beaten, unsuccessful... just plain stupid.Now lets be brutally frank with each other. I remind you that this is proven, that its simple, that ittakes but a few paltry minutes a day, that it will cause your phone to ring off the hook (especially ifyou put it on the top of each document for maximum impact), that it will ensure profits, profitswhich will grow as you grow your lists.But you, admit it, are "cool hand Luke", lazy, excuse making, smart aleck, a permanent sneer onyour lips, the know-it-all who knows nothing. Youll follow this advice for a day; maybe, two. Youllstart seeing results. Then your residual bad habits will kick in, including your acute disinclination totake phone calls from real people. After all, when push comes to shove you are most surely of the "Ilove humanity; its people I cant stand" School of Marketing. And youre a slothful bugger, too.Youll deny all this of course, just as Paul denied Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed. But the truthwill be most apparent in your derisory bank account, assets, and future. Partner, I hope that sneer onyour face and your reeking arrogance are enough for you, cause, baby, thats what youre gonna get.Capisce?http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 12 of 13
    • Happy Thanksgiving As we remember those great days of family and life past reflections enjoy the Turkey and Stuffing and football!! Nov 19, 2012ResourceAbout the Author Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a widerange of online services for small and-home based businesses. Jeffrey Lant is also the author of 18best-selling business books.Republished with authors permission by Howard Martell http://HomeProfitCoach.com.http://www.HomeProfitCoach.com Copyright Howard Martell - 2012 13 of 13