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e-NewsLetter Volume 9 Issue 10
Tuesday, May 15, 2008

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Dream, Dream, Dream

    "All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose."
      --- Brian Tracy

Several years before he was a successful movie star, actor Jim Carrey wrote a $10 million check for himself. The purpose of this gesture was to motivate himself towards his goals. In one interview, he talks about his habit of seeing his success before he was a success.

"I believe in that sort of thing," he says. "I'm not some sort of infomercial guy, but I do believe in visualizing what you want in life."

    "He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become..."
      --- James Allen

Today's athletes also visualize themselves competing in their sport in order to help them enhance their performance. Sometimes called mental practice, this exercise was once seen as strange, but is becoming more and more common among professional and Olympic athletes.

NBA great Michael Jordan often said that he visualized the ball going into the basket before he even took the shot. He would also visualize himself making a last second, game winning shot.

    "When you cease to dream you cease to live."
      --- Malcolm S. Forbes

Simply daydreaming or visualizing greater sales, bigger profits, or more customers is not enough, although it is a good start toward greater success. Holding tightly onto those dreams so that the dreams permeate your entire being, causing you to take action to make them come true is what leads to true success. First the dream, then the action.

    "A person with big dreams is more powerful than a person with all the facts."
      --- Dayle Maloney

It seems that those individuals, who have the tendency to get caught up in their daydreams and imaginary sequences with no real intention of making a reality from those scenarios, will most likely be seen as slackers.

However, many with the powerful ability to imagine with aspiration, and then take action towards their goals, seem to be the ones that succeed. The beauty of the possible benefits of dreaming and visualizing is the idea that these practices can be applied to many areas of your life.

    "The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams"
      --- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether someone is trying to get rich, become a better athlete, or even become more socially active, having a mental picture of what success looks and feels like can be the secret ingredient that can make success possible.

One good exercise that you can begin today is to create a dream board containing one focused dream. Using a simple poster board, paste photos, inspirational phrases, and a timetable of one success dream that is in your head. Place this dream board where you can see it. Modify it if necessary, but never weaken or cheapen the dream.

Use this board to remind you of the outrageous dream you are after. Take steps to break down the barriers to that dream. If you are dreaming of tripling sales for the year (a good, BIG dream!), break it down on your dream board to monthly sales, then weekly, then daily.

    "I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
      --- Henry David Thoreau

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Feature Articles

Removing Floor Graphics
By Jennifer LeClaire

Now that you’ve mastered installing floor graphics, what are you going to do when its’ time to remove them? Find out!
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Computer-to-Screen & Film Technologies for Screen Printing
By Johnny Shell

Here we are presenting the major technologies currently used, how they operate and additional specifications to help you make the right decison for your shop.
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Funny Signs

In the window of a Travel Agency:

    "Please Go Away!"

At a street crossing in San Francisco:

    "Blind Persons Cross Here"

At a Dairy Queen in Georgia:

    "Scream Until Daddy Stops The Car!"

We know those funny signs are out there. Take a moment and send them in to us and we'll share them with the world. Send all hysterical observations to:

Product Showcases

Quality Stock Channel Letters at Great Prices from Electraletter
Stock Channel Letters ready to assemble for quick shipping. Usually priced at $210.00 per letter, our pre-made process allows us to make our select Stock Channel Letters available for much less! Click above to see for yourself.
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Buy FlexiSign at Great Prices in our ebay store
Click above for these and other featured products from JSI Sign Systems
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Cooley Weathertyte now approved for AT&T
Weathertyte is a revolutionary material which has the luxurious look and feel of a textured fabric, with all the weather-resistant properties of a high performance vinyl polymer substrate. It is quickly becoming the choice of awning fabrics among architects and specifiers.
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Guardian Knife Guide from Saw Trax
Safer, more accurate and more cost effective than other knife guides! Score cut, plunge cut, angle cut and make repetitive cuts. The customized extrusion allows the user to easily line up the blade for trimming prints, by simply aligning the edge of the extrusion with the print edge. The extrusion has a lip to protect the user from contact with the knife bracket while in use. The knife bracket flairs on one side for quick and easy mounting of the knife on the extrusion. Cuts anything that you can cut with the knife! Two sizes available - 36" for $79.95, 54" for $99.95.
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DuraGraphix™ Poly Banner II ink jet media from IJ Technologies:
A durable 10mil polyethylene base media, DG Poly Banner II is water resistant and designed for use with pigment and eco-solvent ink systems. DG Poly Banner II provides a matte surface finish and is ideal for indoor and outdoor use. This media works well with roll up banner stands. Typical uses include banners, signs and trade show graphics.
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