The Race is NOT for the Swift

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….but for those who endure to the end.

It’s December 26th, 2014 6:58 am. It’s still dark and the express buses aren’t running, leaving us pioneers with not many options to get to work, school, and across the city here in Brampton.

I throw myself out of bed and get all of my lady things together and discover I have only have two options: 6:48 am or 7:04 am. It takes about 45 minutes to get to work and I start at 7:30am. I confess! I overslept, since I was quite stimulated from last nights dishes, and registering wonderful woman for our upcoming dance workshop.

At 6:44am I literally had to decide if I was willing to take the chance of missing the #23 and walking 15 minutes to the other stop with the potential of being 5 minutes late for wotk. Guess what I did?

By this time it’s 6:43 and then that small still voice (The Holy Spirit) tells me to turn back! so I look at my phone again, low and behold 1 minute was added on. Now I had not 4, but 5 minutes to get my but to the stop.

“That little Filipino girl seems to be in a rush, I wonder if she’s catching the #23. If anything I’ll tell the driver to wait, but I’m putting these Zumba Flagging feet to work! Mouth dry, damp weather, baggage on my shoulder…couldn’t this be easier?”

I run, stop, run, stop; too afraid to lo ok at my phone as this fear of missing that bus that will get me to work 15 minutes earlier so that I can warm up my breakfast sandwich and drink a cup of Zen tea with lactose free milk from my amazing workplace, Starbucks.

“The race is not for the swift but for those that endure to the end”

..DON’T GIVE UP WHEN YOU ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE IT. Take a deep breath and move on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s On Your Career “Wish List”? Courtesy of Dani Johnson

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What do you do? Are you a mom, a banker, a graphic designer? The skills I want to talk with you about today will help you in any profession, business or lifestyle. Because deep down, even if you don’t realize it, you are always sellingsomething.

Regardless of what you do, you are constantly “pitching” something! Whether it’s your product, your notion that your kids absolutely, positively, really need to eat their broccoli, your ideas in a business or even community presentation… my friend, you’re selling!

But let me tell you a secret. Most people choke when it comes to “the close” and they lose the sale. You probably never read up on how to close someone because you never realized that regardless of what you do, you are indeed a salesperson.

Luckily for you, by simply by adding these tips to your tool kit, it will help you close deals in your business, close your family on a dream vacation spot, close your boss on giving you a raise or promotion or even land you a job!

The best way to improve your closing is to go over the common mistakes I see every rookie make. You probably don’t even realize where you’ve gone off-course in the past! But that’s okay, because now you’ll be able to stop and go, “Hey, I should stop messing things up for myself!”

You’re afraid – Most people are afraid to close! And it makes no sense. You have NOTHING to lose and everything to gain. You have to choose action over fear. Inaction gets you nothing.

You expect rejection – If you expect the rejection, you set yourself up for it. Since you expect them to say no, you give up the second they show uncertainty.

You believe the excuses – Often times people will try to brush you off with a quick comment like, “I don’t have the time,” “I don’t have the money.” Most of these comments are just that – excuses. If it is something that could really help them out. they’ll figure out a way to make it work.

You don’t know what to say – Be prepared! Write yourself a script and be prepared to answer objections or questions. If you don’t know the right answer DON’T LIE. Try, “You know, that’s a great question. Let me look into that and get back to you. May I call you?” or “I don’t know about that, all I know is…”

You don’t ask the closing questionAll the talking and persuading mean nothing if you don’t ask the big question at the end!

When you DO ask that closing question (as you should ALWAYS BE DOING), make it open-ended. Don’t ask the kind of question they can just say yes or no to. For example, “So, what did you like about what you just heard?”

I hope these tips help the salesperson inside of you. The sooner you start embracing the fact that you really are in sales, you can truly begin honing your skill set! Make sure to share this post, Like, Share, and tell me below what you do for a living! What are you “selling?”

In great faith,

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JAMAICAN Blue Mountain Coffee…the RAREST coffee in the world! Now offered as K-KUPS !

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If you google search “Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee” you will know why it’s the best kept secret, and why Starbucks sells them at their reserve stores for $4.50 a cup!

NOW HERE IS WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE AND WHY THE JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT has given ORgano Gold legal rights to infuse the herb (Ganoderma Lucidium) in this prestigious coffee..

Organo Gold gets exclusive rights to Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee…and now offers them NOT ONLY as a peculator but in K-KUPS..,.SELLING LIKE HOT CAKE THIS SEASON, GET YOURS DELIVERED TODAY!

Now, I’m not just an ordinary girl who sells coffee based beverages behind a bar 8 hours of the day, but I have put my money where my mouth is. If you havent seen the coffee trend already, open your eyes. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRINK COFFEE, you know at least ONE person that sleeps, bleeds, and bathes in coffee, why not get paid just to talk about it? I’m not sales expert, but I learned that the wealthiest people on earth don’t do what consumers do, eat their money…they make money their slaves by causing it to work for them, and not KILL themselves working for it.

If you’re working WITH me, I guarantee there are no fine prints. If you choose to take business bigger and beyond you….the options are there. Like Costco- a company I worked for in the past- in order for you to shop at WHOLESALE there was a cost. With me now…the cost is $49.95 to get legal rights to consume and sell Organo Gold. For example:

That Royal Blend K-KUP you see up there? That would be yours for $17. If you choose to sell it at $35, give it away, or sample it with your Church family or co workers, it’s totally up to you.

Check out the replicated website your membership comes with…

COFFEE AND BOOKS….A PERFECT COMBINATION

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Organo Gold has landed in Guadalajara this week in anticipation of the Organo Gold Mexico Convention, which kicks off this Friday, December 5. But the city is playing host to a lot of other international visitors this week. That’s because of the world-renowned Guadalajara International Book Fair, which is in full swing until December 7.

Better known as the FIL (from its Spanish name, ‘Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara’) this is the most important annual event of its kind in the Spanish-speaking world, and is the second-largest book fair in the world after Germany’s famous Frankfurt Book Fair. The purpose of the fair is to provide an optimal environment for publishing professionals and exhibitors who attend the fair, and for the reading public eager to meet authors and pick up the latest entries into the market.

One of the biggest draws of book fairs such as these are the large, beautifully-bound glossy books that feature stunning photography of artwork, architecture, culinary creations and more. For us here at Organo Gold, it brings to mind the ultimate in coffee table books. And when we think coffee table books, what Seinfeld fan amongst us can forget the episode that featured quirky character Kramer’s amazing idea: A coffee table book about coffee tables, that is actually a coffee table itself.

Of course, we coffee connoisseurs here at OG just love coffee table books about anything coffee-related. Here are three books already on the market that have caught our eye in recent times. And there are sure to be many more beautiful books about coffee and coffee-related topics on show at this week’s Guadalajara Book Fair.

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking (Taschen, 2011)
Perhaps the ultimate coffee table cookbook for foodies, and thought to be the most expensive cookbook ever produced, Modernist Cuisine (which retails for $625) was published by art book publisher Taschen to great acclaim and attention in 2011. As the title suggests, this five-volume extravagaza explores the intersection of science and art in the kitchen. This initial book, the result of an extensive project — undertaken by billionaire businessman and inventor Nathan Myhrvold and his dedicated group of scientists, research and development chefs, as well as a full editorial team — is more culinary molecular gastronomy than at-home cooking. But as a follow-up, Molecular Gastronomy at Home was released by The Cooking Lab in 2012, and is a book that belongs more on the kitchen cookbook shelf than the coffee table.

Coffee Obsession (DK Publishing, 2014)
As the title implies, this recently published book charts America and the world’s obsession with coffee, where more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed across the globe each day. (We’re working on figures to tell you how many of those 2.25 billion cups are Organo Gold coffee, but rest assured, it is more and more each day!)

The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book (Black Dog Publishing, 2003)
Like something straight out of the aforementioned Seinfeld episode, this is a coffee table books about coffee tables. It charts the design and history of the humble household coffee table, as well as some high-end architecturally designed tables from luminaries such as acclaimed Japanese American landscape architect and sculptor Isamu Noguchi.

And of course, it almost goes without saying that we think no coffee table is complete without two things: A copy of the OG special edition of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich (available from your favorite OG Distributor, and a cup of your favorite Organo Gold beverage!

What Type of Shopper Are YOU?

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Black Friday, Lord have mercy, literally!

The world media focused a lot this past week on the Black Friday bargain sales that take place the day after America’s Thanksgiving celebration. And of course today is the online version of those big door buster sales, also known as Cyber Monday.

A recent post-Black Friday Yahoo! news report noted that the statistics for post-Thanksgiving sale activity were down. “According to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving weekend spending survey, 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers were expected to visit stores or go online over Thanksgiving weekend, down from 58.7 percent last year.” However the report also stated that the decrease can be viewed as a positive economic sign, noting that “the decline can be attributed to an improving economy and changing shopping habits.”

Whatever your stance is on shopping, the fact is it’s a holiday necessity at this time of year in most countries. So why not take a look at the different styles of consumer behavior and find out what type of shopper you are?

The 5 Types of Shoppers

The way you shop, and the type of shopper you are, can naturally influence how much you spend (or how often you have to go back to the store to return things!) If you’ve ever returned home from a shopping and wondered, “Why in the world did I buy that?” the answer might have to do with your shopping personality type.

1. The Touchy-Feely Shopper: A shopper that picks something up and then usually purchases it.

2. The Mall Lingerer: These shoppers take their time going through a store.

3. Guerrilla Shopper: The opposite of the mall lingerer. This person waits until the last minute, especially around the holiday season, and then runs around frantically, trying to get all the shopping done in one hit.

4. The Sales Junkie: These people are subjected to a spillover effect. If they see one bargain, they think everything in the store is a bargain, making them more inclined to spend more money. For instance, some dollar-store items (like peroxide, tomato sauce and Gatorade) are sometimes cheaper at supermarkets/discount stores. Warehouse stores like Costco may be a bargain when it comes to batteries and cereals, but less so when it comes to items such as digital cameras.

5. The Social Shopper: This type enjoys shopping with friends and almost never shops alone, and they tend to make a lot of impulse purchases.

And of course, we always know that the gift of Organo Gold is one of THE BEST gifts of the season! Try gifting a semester’s supply of BrewKups to your nephew heading back to college. Or perhaps some Organo Gold Ganoderma Lucidum nutraceutical products for your friend who is always starting off the new year with a health kick. Or perhaps a box of Organo Gold Café Mocha or Gourmet Hot Chocolate to the family who always spend the holidays in a snowy ski region? So many ideas and options are online  here <<<

THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT BOOST! p.s. Offering in home Zumba Parties Dec.2014!

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It’s official — gone are the days of people thinking of coffee consumption as a “vice.”Recent scientific findings indicate that coffee can help you improve your performance at the gym! According to a recent study, those who enjoyed a cup of coffee prior to their workout burned more calories than those who didn’t.

The Spanish study, which was published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, found that trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories for three hours post-exercise, compared to those who ingested a placebo.

So just how much caffeine does it take to up one’s gym performance? The dose that triggered the effect was 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. For a 150-pound woman, that’s roughly 300mg of caffeine, the amount in about 12 ounces of brewed coffee, a quantity many people are already sipping each morning.

The British Coffee Association was quick to support this pro-caffeine and exercise study, stating that “about two cups an hour prior to working out improves endurance will help you perform for 30% longer.”

This isn’t the first study that has demonstrated the positive effects of caffeine, which has been shown to help increase a person’s heart-rate, circulation and mental alertness— all positive things in a fitness environment.

So, why not make this new study your new motivation to hit the gym, take that walk around the lake, go on that bike ride or make it to that yoga class? Just whip up a 12 ounce cup of Organo Gold Coffee before you head out to really maximize your exercise performance

p.s. Your Dancing Barista is now offering ‘In Home Zumba Classes’ for 3 or more people starting in December 2014!!

Sign Up Today! for discounts as a Coffee Connoisseur member, JUST in time for your workouts!

Green Tea Pasta? yummy

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Pasta with chicken and broccoli may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Organo Gold recipes — but we came upon this ingenious recipe that uses green tea as the boiling liquid for the pasta.

In addition to being heart healthy, this recipe is loaded with antioxidants, because boiling the pasta in green tea gives you similar benefits to drinking it, and gives the pasta a really nice flavor, almost like spinach pasta.

Chicken and Broccoli with Green Tea Pasta

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts

4 Tbs olive oil (give or take)

1 tsp crushed red pepper (according to taste)

pepper

salt

1 onion, sliced thinly

1/2 bell pepper

1 box of your favorite pasta noodles, such as angel hair or papardelle

5-6 sachets of Organo Gold Organic Green Tea

2 stalks fresh broccoli, diced

14 oz can of diced tomato

3 tsp garlic

1/4 cup (a handful) fresh basil, or 1 tsp pesto

1 tbs balsamic vinegar

1 tbs oil

1/2 cup mozzarella

Method:

  1. Pan fry chicken in olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper.
  2. Remove chicken, and saute peppers and onions.
  3. Boil water, add tea bags, turn off heat and let steepfor about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags, return water to boil and add pasta.
  5. Add broccoli forthelast 2-5 minutes of the pasta boiling.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the tomato, garlic, balsamic vinegar, cheese, oil and basil.
  7. Combine all ingredients and serve.
Bon Appetite, now you may eat

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Toronto Tea Festival

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On Saturday, February 2 (aka Groundhog Day – yay early spring!), I had the pleasure of attending the Toronto Tea Festival. And, in a nutshell, it was awesome!

I bought way too much tea (as per usual), and learned some new interesting things about tea! I listened to two talks: one on mixology (with Dan Johanis from Herbal Infusions Tea Co and Trevor Burnett from Tipicular Fixin’s) and one on cooking with tea (with Raelene Gannon from Tea and all its Splendour). I learned some new recipes in each, and look forward to reviewing them once I try them for myself!

I picked up some lip balm infused with green tea from Bare English & Co. I bought the Vanilla Coconut flavour and it’s wonderful! Check out the company at bareenglish.com, they ship from here as well.

Lip balms!

I also discovered T by Daniel, where I…

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You shall teach them diligently to your children.

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My ex husband was and probably still is really good at teaching my children manners.  I am good at reminding them of their please and thank yous, but he is much better than me. How?  He taught them from a young age to hold doors for others or to shake hands with people at all times and thank them for whatever it is they had done.  So after my children finished their soccer or baseball practice they would have to go over and shake the coach’s hand and say thank you.  This to me used to be quite impressive but strange.

No matter how great and necessary it is to be well mannered there is something that God has consistently reminded me is of much more importance.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lordis one! 

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

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CHANGE YOURSELF TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN 2015

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CHANGE YOURSELF TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN 2015

I HAD to interrupt your meal with this 😊

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When I was young I wanted to have an impact on the world.

I went through different stages of how I would want to accomplish this task. While going through my blood disorder I wanted to become a doctor, after that I wanted to be in a famous band, and after that I wanted to do something in politics.

I dreamed of changing the world, but I could barely get a handle on my own life and the world that surrounds me, never mind the world at large.

With the coming of the new year I finally feel like I have positioned myself to impact the world on a scale far past anything I have done in the past.

In my dreams I always imagined this point arriving much sooner, but I had a lot of lessons to learn up to this point. Changing the world may seem out of…

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Love without Boarders

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After reading Keesha Pryce’s blog about a Mother’s Prayer on her blog Silver Lining, I decided it would be time to get real. Get real with myself and stop using this tool of blogging to build my Kingdom. The Dancing Barista will remain the same simply because it’s more about me being a dancer and a Barista. I am a Son of God, and the more I look at culture, traditions and holidays embraced around me is the more I feel..lonely.

As an only child to a single mother, my mother was the woman that influenced me the most; there are things about me now that remind me of her-both upsetting and proud.

I never grew up going to Sunday morning service as oft as Keesha Pryce and many others that I meet occasionally, however we could all relate to that one Christian who set religious standards in your life. Although I grew up going to Catholic school and baptized as such; I knew I loved this Jesus I could relate to, or rather, who could relate to me.

Going to Masses was something I took serious because I was taught that is www moment where we would celebrate what he went through in the cross. Is this what Jesus really wanted us to talk about all the time?

It was in those moments where I felt closest to God, and my little heart would cry out to Him about the bad reports teachers would give my mom that I would getting beaten the heal out of for; the sexual acts I had to perform on my Aunt the nights my mom worked late, and being teased for being a lesbian because of those same sexual acts I became good at. It didn’t end there though, I’ve got good news!

I encountered Jesus at a Sunday morning service, after refusing to drive my mom in the time her license was revoked due to her physical condition. I felt sorry for her even though bitter and decided “what the heck, it’s just church”, and THIS GUY JESUS took every opportunity to remind me of His presence I experienced in those Masses; and BAM! He Spit his lyrics deep within my quiet spirit to tell me that I need to give up trying to make things work, and that he wants to take my place.

May of 2009 marks the day this former  Dance Hall Queen knew her life was about to bare fruit to where she is today. The Dancing Barista allowed me to explore purpose in two facets in which I could attract others to that small still voice that speaks to our dead Spirit, and I’ve been waiting to be myself to you for a long time….

This is me…..Sasha “Blessed” Farquharson

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