Saturday, February 28, 2009
L - is for Listen.
To love someone is to listen unconditionally to his or her values and needs without prejudice.
O - is for Overlook.
To love someone is to overlook the flaws and faults in favor of looking for the good.
V - is for Voice.
To love someone is to voice your approval on a regular basis. There is no substitute for honest encouragement, positive strokes, and praise.
E - is for Effort.
To love someone is to make a constant effort to spend the time, to make the sacrifice, to show your interest.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Just because we don't see a way, doesn't mean that God doesn't have a way.
- God can bring one opportunity across your path that can bring you to a new level. He has explosive blessing that can blast you out of debt and into abundance.
You have to get in agreement with God. He has supernatural favor and opportunities for you. God wants to do unusual things in your life.
- You need to have an expectantly down inside you. This is not going to be an average year. It's not going to be a mediocre year. Its going to be a super natural year. It's going to be a year where your going to see dreams come to pass.
When you hear this truth and God is trying to plant a new seed in your heart there is three words you need to say. "Lord I believe".
You may be in debt, but the Lord says "You're coming out". The economy may be down, but the Lord says "Your going to see super natural increase." Explosive blessings!
Well...you might say "well, I don't know how?" Zip that up and say "Lord I believe". this is your year for far and beyond favor. this is your year to see the fulfillment of your dreams. It's your year for super natural opportunities. You may not see how it may happen, but that's OK, God has a thousand different ways to bring your dreams to pass.
- Get up each day expecting Gods far beyond favor and then you'll see God show up and do amazing things in your life.
There was a lady that belonged to a church that had plans on expanding the church building. So the minister was up in the pulpit challenging everyone to give, but knowing that many didn't have anything to give he said "If God were to supernaturally bless you, would you pledge to give towards to church fund?" One lady rose her hand and said she would.
Three days later she received a phone call from a friend of hers that had just won a very large settlement in court and said to her "I feel led to give you Two Million Dollars". She said "Oh your an answer to my prayer. I'm going to give that money to the church for their building fund." A couple of weeks later the same person called the lady back and said "You know I wanted to give YOU Two Million Dollars, so since you're going to give Two Million to your church, I'm going to give you Two more Million Dollars." A couple of weeks later after that, the person that won the large court settlement received a call from her lawyers saying they had good news. That the Judge also awarded her interest and penalties that the other party had to pay in addition to what she was already going to receive of Four Million Dollars.
Notice that it all started when this lady believed God for a supernatural increase.
- My job is not the source of my income, God is is source. He is Jehovah Jirah, my provider.
Joel's mother went up to his father and asked if they could have a swimming pool. He father said "No way, we aren't getting any swimming pool". But his mom really wanted a swimming pool. Month after month, year after year his mother would go around thanking God for His goodness, thank God for that he was lining up the right with the right opportunities. Every few weeks she would ask her husband "can we have that swimming pool" and he would say "Are you out of your mind, we aren't getting any swimming pool." She kept believing God for a swimming pool. Deep down inside she had the confidence, a knowing that one day she would have that pool.
She even went outside and marked off where she wanted that swimming pool! hahahaha
One day a man and his partner came from out of state to their church service and after the service they said to Joel's dad (the Pastor of the church) Sir, we have come from out of State and we build swimming pools. We want to give you a free swimming pool! Joel's mother took her husband by the arm and said "we have to talk". Yes they got their swimming pool and didn't even have to pay for it! Which was that? Supernatural favor. God said in Psalms 37:4 If you will delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. That means if you will keep God first place, if you'll honor Him with your life, He will cause people to want to be good to you. He will cause you to be at the right place at the right time. His blessings will chase you down and over take you.
Why don't you take the limits off of God? why don't you get out of your box and say "God I am ready for your explosive blessings. I am ready for your Far and Beyond Favor."
Acts 2:25 I have pitched my tent in the land of hope. Let me ask you, where have you pitched your tent? What are you expecting this year? What are you believing for?
"Well I never get a break, I'll never sell my house, I'll never get that raise, I'll never get well."
No the problem is you've got your tent in the wrong neighborhood. You nee to pull up your stakes, pack up your belonging and come over to the land of More than Enough, the land of explosive blessings. The land of supernatural health.
-God is longing to be good to you, but you've got to get your thoughts in the right direction. None of this will happen if you don't believe.
Gen 18:14 "Is there anything too hard for me? says the Lord. do you think your dreams are too big for God to bring to pass? Get a new vision. Put on a new attitude. God is saying " I am all powerful, I can turn any situation around. God will give you your desires, even those deep down inside that you haven't told anyone, but you and God. Will you get a vision for it, will you put your faith in Him?
Sometimes we think "Well...I couldn't believe for a swimming pool, that wouldn't be right." or "God has bigger things to deal with than me getting this business off the ground." or "taking this trip over seas to see my relatives, I can't bother god with that, that's not important enough."
No God is just the opposite. God is the one that put the dream into your heart.
I know as a parent I love to do good things for my children. I love to make their day. I want you to get a a revelation of how much your heavenly Father is longing to be good to you. He wants to amaze you with his goodness. Have the attitude "Lord I believe" "God I know you want to be good to me." God wants to give you the desires of your heart.
That's what happen with Sara She was given a child way past child bearing age. She was like "who would have thought". God wants to do some "who would of thoughts" blessings in your life. You might as well get ready because God has some of these "who would of thought" blessings coming your way. You're headed for supernatural increase,, supernatural healing, super natural restoration. God wants to maze you with his goodness.
- Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Don't try to figure it out. Only believe.
There was this little girl and she wanted a kitten really bad. She asked her mommy if she could have a kitten. Her mom told her no. But this little girl really wanted one and so she kept asking her mommy if she could have a kitten. Finally after being exasperated the mother said "OK, but only if God gives you one." The little girl not knowing any better went out into her back yard and got on her knees and prayed to God for a kitten. With the mom looking on, there falls out of the sky a little kitten a few feet away from the little girl. The mother couldn't believe her eyes. She runs out into the back yard and looks up all over and there are no over hanging trees. The little girl picked up the kitten and shows her mom and says "God gave me the kitten".
A few months later the woman discovers where the kitten came from. Three houses down the kitten was stuck up in a tree on a tree branch. The guy threw up a rope around the branch and tied the other end to his car bringing the tree branch low enough so he could get the kitten. But what happened is the tree branch got low enough to where he thought he could get the kitten and suddenly the rope slipped and the bent tree branch acted like a sling shot and that kitten flew a good 200 yards, 3 houses away. The guy felt horrible because he thought he killed the kitten and he could never find it. God moves in mysteries ways.
God has you in the palm of His hand. He knows every need, He knows every struggle, He knows every dream, every desire. God has it all figured out.
Release your faith for a supernatural year.
That is living a life of Wealth And Riches!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Paul spent 20 years in prison and became a Christian there and still is a Christian today many years later. He even was an ordained evangelist at one time. He's a fabulous brother in the Lord.
One of the things the spirit of God mentioned through him this morning was "If you can't love the brethren how can you love your enemy?"
Also he mentioned about listening to the spirit of God. That we don't listen and his whole life has been based on listening to the spirit of God.
I look forward to meeting with Paul again and getting to know him even better. I understand he carries a mean tune. ;o) Can't wait to hear him!
A. Chris and Elizabeth Kutschera, through their company Praise Enterprises Ltd., began as Usana distributors in 1995. Under multilevel marketing plans, participants get commissions from those they recruit as distributors and for others who are subsequently brought into the fold. By 2003, the Kutscheras had built their "downline" to where they had 5,000 members under them, were earning $600,000 annually in commissions and bonuses. This generated about $20 million a year in sales for Usana.
B. Dexter Yager of Amway:
Among the big distributors are people like Chapel Hill, N.C's
Bill Britt and Charlotte's Dexter Yager. These two men each
run networks of over 100,000 distributors and are each believed
to net over $10 million a year.
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Thousands of MonaVie distributors gathered at the 2008 Orlando Super Regional just over a week ago. On stage, 5 of the world’s most luxurious vehicles were on display.
The lights shined on these exotic cars all day—a Ferrari F430 Spider, a Maserati GranTurismo, a Bentley GT Convertible, a Rolls Royce Phantom Black, and a Lamborghini Murcielago. Towards the end of the event, founder and CEO Dallin Larsen made two major announcements revealing the cars’ purpose:
First of all, Larsen announced MonaVie’s parnership with duPont REGISTRY, the premier classified marketplace for luxury cars for sale—to create MonaVie’s Exotic Car Awards Program. Then, Larsen announced that Brig and Lita Hart are the first distributors to achieve MonaVie’s newest rank—Crowne Black Diamond!
Along with $1 million in cash, the Harts got to choose one of the 5 cars on stage!
With the crowd urging them on, the Hart family selected the orange (xango coloured? )Lamborghini Murcielago
Congratulations Brig and Lita!
D. Dani Johnson is Founder and President of “Call To Freedom Int’l”, and internationally sought after trainer, speaker and author who got started in business at the age of 19.
| Ken Roland - #1 Tahitian Noni International IPC. |
"We started working in the spare room of a financed mobile home. Thanks to TNI, we now earn more in a month than we used to earn in 2 years! Thousands of other people from all walks of life are also achieving success and having their own dreams come true. This is the network marketing company to grow with!" Ken is sponsored by TNI.
|Tom Thornton - TNI Million Dollar Club. |
"My background is in insurance, franchise and management. In 1996, Mannie and I got started in TNI. Today, thanks to TNI, we now travel the world and finally have financial independence. TNI offers the average person an opportunity to build a network marketing organization part-time from their home." Tom is sponsored by Ken.
| Dayle Maloney - Million Dollar Producer. |
He is featured in the book "I Could Have Quit $10,000,000 Ago." He is a multimillionaire legend in network marketing. In 2002, Dayle selected TNI as the best opportunity he has ever seen. Dayle's tip for success is: "Work hard. Don't give it what you've got — give it whatever it takes. Don't ever learn how to quit." Dayle is sponsored by Tom.
F. Marcella Von Harting of Young Living makes over $4,000,000 a month
2. What is MLM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing
Multi-level marketing (MLM), also known as Network Marketing, is a business-distribution model that allows a parent company to market its products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and direct selling.
Independent, unsalaried salespeople of multi-level marketing, referred to as distributors (or associates, independent business owners, dealers, franchise owners, sales consultants, consultants, independent agents, etc.), represent the parent company and are awarded a commission based upon the volume of product sold through each of their independent businesses (organizations).
Independent distributors develop their organizations by either building an active customer base, who buy direct from the parent company, or by recruiting a downline of independent distributors who also build a customer base, thereby expanding the overall organization. Additionally, distributors can also earn a profit by retailing products they purchased from the parent company at wholesale price.
Distributors earn a commission based on the sales efforts of their organization, which includes their independent sale efforts as well as the leveraged sales efforts of their downline. This arrangement is similar to franchise arrangements where royalties are paid from the sales of individual franchise operations to the franchisor as well as to an area or region manager. Commissions are paid to multi-level marketing distributors according to the company’s compensation plan. There can be multiple levels of people receiving royalties from one person's sales.
It is sometimes difficult to distinguish legal and reputable MLMs from illegal pyramid or Ponzi schemes. MLM businesses operate in the United States in all 50 states and in more than 100 other countries, and new businesses may use terms like "affiliate marketing" or "home-based business franchising". However, many pyramid schemes try to present themselves as legitimate MLM businesses.
In the most legitimate MLM companies, commissions are earned only on sales of the company's products or services. No money may be earned from recruiting alone ("sign-up fees"), though money earned from the sales of members recruited is one attraction of MLM arrangements. If participants are paid primarily from money received from new recruits, or if they are required to buy more product than they are likely to sell, then the company may be a pyramid or Ponzi scheme, which is illegal in most countries.
New salespeople may be asked to pay for their own training and marketing materials, or to buy a significant amount of inventory. A commonly adopted test of legality is that MLMs follow the so-called 70% rule which prevents members "inventory loading" in order to qualify for additional bonuses. The 70% rule requires participants to sell 70% of previously purchased inventory before placing new orders with the company. There are however variations in interpretations of this rule. Some attorneys insist that 70% of purchased inventory should be sold to people who are not participants in the business, while many MLM companies allow for self-consumption to be a significant part of the sales of a participant .
3. What is a Pyramid Scheme?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Concept and basic models
Pyramid schemes exploit greed and gullibility. A successful pyramid scheme combines a fake yet seemingly credible business with a simple-to-understand yet sophisticated-sounding money-making formula. The essential idea is that the mark, Mr. X, makes only one payment. To start earning, Mr. X has to recruit others like him who will also make one payment each. Mr. X gets paid out of receipts from those new recruits. They then go on to recruit others. As each new recruit makes a payment, Mr. X gets a cut. He is thus promised exponential benefits as the ''business'' expands.
Such ''businesses'' seldom involve sales of real products or services to which a money value might be easily attached. However, sometimes the ''payment'' itself may be a non-cash valuable. To enhance credibility, most such scams are well equipped with fake referrals, testimonials, and information. Clearly, the flaw is that there is no end benefit. The money simply travels up the chain. Only the originator (sometimes called the "pharaoh") and a very few at the top levels of the pyramid make significant amounts of money. The amounts dwindle steeply down the pyramid slopes. Of course, the worst off are at the bottom of the pyramid: those who subscribed to the plan, but were not able to recruit any followers themselves.
Some network or multi-level marketing businesses, which sell real products and rely on the price differentials between the manufacturer's dispatch ramp and the retail counter, may verge on the borderline between ''smart'' and ''scam''. When a pyramid does involve a real product, such as Holiday Magic cosmetics in the United States in the 1970s, new "dealers" who've paid enrolling fees are encouraged, in addition to selling their products, to become "managers" and recruit more new "dealers" who will also pay enrolling fees. As the number of layers of the pyramid increases, new recruits find it harder and harder to sell the product because there are so many competing salesmen. Those near or at the top of the pyramid make a lot of money on their percentage of the enrolling fees and on commissions for the supplied products, but those at the bottom are left with inventories of products they can't sell. However, most multi-level marketing businesses are not pyramid schemes.
Pyramid schemes are not to be confused with Ponzi schemes, named after Charles Ponzi, which also rely on greed and gullibility but are quite different. In a Ponzi scheme, all new money is paid to "Mr. Ponzi" for investment in his incredibly profitable business and he distributes a portion of it to other members as "interest" or "investment income" whereas in a pyramid, money is paid to the next level upward in the pyramid.
"American Capitalism is a Pyramid scheme in the best possible way." - David Simon
FINAL WORDS ABOUT MLM FROM ME:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
"People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives."
Speaker, Author and Educator
What do you tell yourself everyday? You know...that voice inside your head, or sometimes you speak it out when you make a mistake like "dummy", or "stupid". Self talk -how you talk to yourself. It's extremely important to talk to yourself with uplifting words, positive words. What we say to ourselves can affect our sub conscious mind. How we think of ourselves is what we are. The Bible says "As a man thinks so is he"
We can choose to be a victim of our circumstances or a victor! There's a old saying that goes "When the world hands you lemons, make lemonade." Life is not always fair, but what we make of it is in our own choosing.
Choose to be a victor and not a victim and live the life of Wealth & Riches inside and outside of yourself.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
|Making Your Dreams Come True|
|ITS TIME TO BREAK OUT OF THE JOB RUT AND ACTUALLY START MAKING SOME GOOD MONEY! Don't you agree??|
What is your need or want today? Everyone has a need, a want, or a dream... What is yours?
I believe most of life is what you make of it. We all have a calling on our lives to do something great. Not for just ourselves but for others also.
There's a quote that goes like this: "help enough people get what they want, and you will automatically get what you want".
What is on my heart is to help the single mothers of the Philippines. This may or may not be your desire, but what ever your dream is, I want to help make it come true.
Just like my favorite quote by Walt Disney says "All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them." Most dreams (to make them come true) take money, and the bigger the dream the bigger the money needed.
I'd like to invite you to a unique system that uses Social Networks and is extremely affordable, especially when you consider the amount of money to be made using this!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
God bless you!
1. You really have to want to stop. If your only half way convinced, then it won't work.
2. One of the things smokers have a problem with when they stop smoking is something to do with their hands. Keep a bottle of water by you and sip from it when you get that urge to smoke. Water is good for you and washes your system out and gives your hands something to do besides hold a cigarette.
This has worked for the person I've talked with so well that he has not had a cigarette for over a year.
The benefits of not smoking:
* You'll feel better over all
* Your sense of smell will be sharper
* Your sense of taste will be better also
* You'll save a load of money.
Those that were smart, knew where to look for the gold and how to get it.
Well...the NEW Gold Rush is just started Online with a new Social Network Application called Chat2text. They had opened their "doors" for business for 4 1/2 days and already had 20,000 people join! They are doing a new relaunch and last night was their webinar all about their plans. Last night they had over 400 people join... just last night alone!
Click here to watch the Presentation
Click here to hear the webinar call about Chat 2 Text Plans
DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE! You'll want to join right away!
Now once you do join, Chat to Text will be paying you through Alert Pay. It's like Paypal.
It's highly recommended you pick the Pro Alert Pay, as it's free like the personal one, but the personal one is limited on how much money you can get into the account per month.
Step 1 Join Chat To Text
Step 2 Sign up for Alert Pay
Step 3 Start promoting!
- What is Chat to Text? Answer: Chat to Text is a new application that allows users of Facebook and Bebo, and MySpace to send messages to their "friends" cell phones and vice versa. It is a bridge service between social networking and your cell phone carrier's text messaging. See mine on Facebook by clicking here: My FaceBook Profile with Chat to Text on it.
- How do I make money with Chat to Text? Answer: Chat to Text pays a referral fee for users of their service to share this opportunity with people they know. For every person you personally enroll (Tier 1) you are paid $2 per month. But it gets way more exciting! For every person that they know (through 8 more tiers) you are paid an additional .25 cents per person. Now if you do the math on this in just a 3x9 model, you will see that your team can grow very large.
- How much does Chat to Text cost? Answer: $5.99 USD per month
- Do I have to pay for each social networking site? Answer: No, when you join Chat to Text, your $5.99 per month covers all of the social networking sites that they have applications with (i.e., Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo).
- Where is Chat to Text available? Answer: Currently it is only available in the United States and Canada but the United Kingdom and Australia are currently being tested for service too. There will be new countries added in the future.
- How do I learn more and sign-up for Chat to Text? Answer: CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
- How much money can I make in Chat to Text? Answer: This completely depends on you and how much effort you put into not only sharing Chat to Text with people you know but also, how much you help those people that you invite to learn how to share too. Our team is fully committed to helping everyone succeed but ultimately, success is through our own efforts. There are no guarantees in any business but I can tell you that what we have personally seen is VIRAL interest in not only the application but the business.
- I see that some people have different links that are shorter, how do they do this? Answer: Great question! There is a FREE website called Tinyurl. This site is quick and easy to use. You simply type in your long Chat to Text URL and replace it with a tiny url that is personalized. The other thing that is important about using a Tiny Url is that it protects the safety of your personal URL with Chat to Text. e.g. You could also make up own own domain name and point it to your referal Chat to Text Page. I use Go Daddy.
- How do I grow my business and what marketing ideas can you suggest? Answer: There are so many ways to refer this business but I'm going to list just a few here. If you want to contact me to specifically go over a business plan, please don't hesitate. Some of the things that are very helpful is to send emails and follow-up with people you know. Some people like to create a blog or capture page like this one and send their friends to it. You can look at free ways to advertise online. It is never recommended that you spam your friends and contacts.
- Who created Chat to Text? Answer: Two really smart guys Scott Messina and Shawn Pringle. Chat to Text's head office is in Florida.
- Am I limited to inviting only 3 people to Chat to Text? Answer: No, on the video they use an example of 3 people, but you are unlimited in the amount of people that you can invite to CTT on your first tier. So go out and invite everyone. This is going to be fun!
- Do I have to use the service with Chat to Text or can I use it only as a business to refer people to and make money? Answer: You are requested to use the service and if you choose to refer the application you may.
- What if I live outside of the United States or Canada, am I still able to refer this business? Answer: Currently, Australia and the United Kingdom are in development. Testing is being done on these markets.
- Who should I market Chat to Text to? Answer: Specific demographics are really the 20-40 generation but when you combine that 40+ will love the business too, it makes it really MOST PEOPLE. I have definitely got all age ranges joining Chat to Text. Next time you see someone who is beep beep beeping a text message, ask them if they have heard of Chat to Text? WATCH VIDEO BY CLICKING HERE
- Are there any other charges with Chat to Text? Answer: No, BUT you should check with your Cell Phone Provider to ensure that you have a cell phone plan that includes text messaging. This is very important because you can end up with additional fees on your cell phone without a plan that covers text messaging.
- When do you get paid with Chat to Text? Answer: Chat to Text pays on the 15th. of each monthly. the first payment date with the new system will be 15th March.
- How do I get paid? The pay service is Alert Pay, so you need set up an account with Alert Pay and then update your Chat to Text back office with your Alert Pay details. It is strongly recommended that you sign-up for a Personal Pro account as this will allow a larger payment amount than just a personal account. To create an ALERT PAY ACCOUNT click here
- Is there an age limit to sign-up for Chat to Text? Answer: Currently, they are requesting that CTT users be 18 or older. There is some additional analysis being done on this by the Chat to Text owners with their Lawyers but currently the age limit is 18.
I will continue to update these FAQ's as we go and if you have questions you would like me to include, leave me a comment and let me know.
"Blessed to be a blessing"
Monday, February 9, 2009
So how do you get rich? One step at a time. Focus daily on what needs to be done, and do it each and everyday, even if it's boring. All those steps each day will lead to your final goal, what ever that might be.
Lets say you are involved in MLM and you want to build a team of 1000 people in your 1st level.
Break that goal down into steps. You could make your first step to invite 10 new people a day to your opportunity. You could make your second step to follow up on 10 more people a day. Do it daily, and in time it will add up and before you know it you'll have your 1000 people into your 1st level. Let's say you just make only $2 off of that 1000 people each month. That's $2000 extra a month! Could an extra $2000 a month change your life? This isn't even considering what those 1000 people will do to build their downline making you even more money. Keep in mind with just about any MLM unless you have a high end product, it takes a lot of people to make a good amount of money. So, build each and everyday 5 to 6 days a week and you'll see your team grow large.
Coming soon, I'll show you exactly an opportunity that you can do this very thing! Stay tuned!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I just got done watching again Pay It Forward .
The whole concept in case you haven't seen the movie is to do something big for 3 people that could not do something in their lives for themselves and they are not allowed to pay you back. They are to "pay it forward" instead to 3 people.
If everyone did this, it would indeed help change the world for the better.
Will you pay it forward?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
1. Find a need
2. Fill the need without anyone knowing
3. Keep a lookout on how you will receive even more than you gave, not necessarily from the person you gave it to, as it can come else where.
So this is what I decided to do. At the time I had my own Landscape Maintenance business (that's a fancy way of saying I mowed lawns for money) and I had a customer that had one trash can only and it was broken and so each time I did the lawn there was always trash scattered around the driveway because of this. So, I bought him 3 brand new trash cans. He happened to come home before I left, so I told him that he now has three new trash cans! He thanked me and asked me how much did I owe him? I said "nothing". He was happy. The next week, I got the neighbor next to him on the left. The following week I got another customer right next to the new one I got the previous week, and the following week I got one right across the street. Over all I'd say I had a 100x return on my giving! The Law of Giving works, try it sometime!
Monday, February 2, 2009
All through out history we have heard and read about Angels. They come in different forms of man or perhaps even woman. In the Bible we read that each believer has at least two Angels assigned to them. We call these type of Angels "Guardian Angels". Guardian Angels have a few things they are assigned to do. One is to guard you from unseen attacks from demons and the other to speak messages to you from God. There is one more thing they do, and that is they at times will intervene and help you with different things in life, sometimes something major and sometimes something minor all for God's purposes to be fulfilled and of course to watch over us as I've said for protection.
Well my wife and I were at Walmart Saturday Morning 1/31/2009. We did our grocery shopping and when done came out to the car and put our groceries in the trunk. When we had put the last bad in we were both looking around to see where the nearest cart rack was when this younger "man" dressed for the cold, a double coat on with a hood over his head (not unusual because of the cold) and he had glasses on...came up to us and said "I'll take care of that for you, save you some steps" meaning the grocery cart...we gave it to him and said "thank you". We both turned to close the car trunk and I could hear the cart wheeles rolling away. We both then turned back to see him and he was no where to be found! I even drove down the next row thinking we would spot him, but we did not. He could not have gone into Walmart that fast, as we were parked quite a distance that morning from the entrance.
After thinking about it for a couple of days now...I'm thinking it must have been an Angel. Why would a person just come up to us and grab our cart for us? At this Walmart there is always plenty waiting inside. He wasn't an employee because we didn't see any Walmart badge and he dissapeard so fast, it just wasn't possible he was a human being...wow!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This is a Message received from a friend:
I don't know what you guys are paying for petrol... but here in Durban, we are also paying higher, up to 47.35 per litre. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every litre.
Here at the Marian Hill Pipeline, where I work in Durban, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.
One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.
ONLY BUY OR FILL UP YOUR CAR OR BIKKIE IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE GROUND TEMPERATURE IS STILL COLD.
Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening.... your litre is not exactly a litre.
In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.
WHEN YOU'RE FILLING UP, DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER OF THE NOZZLE TO A FAST MODE.
If you look, you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS IS TO FILL UP WHEN YOUR TANK IS HALF FULL.
The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.
Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated, so that every litre is actually the exact amount.
ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THERE IS A FUEL TRUCK PUMPING INTO THE STORAGE TANKS, WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP
Most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
Hope, this will help you get the maximum value for your money.
DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS! LET'S SHARE INFORMATION AND BENEFIT ALL, FOR THE BETTER OF
Compiled by Ramesh Patel on 16.03.2008 @ 10:00Hrs.