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Life comes at you so fast sometimes it’s hard to contemplate the future. “If you don’t plan to succeed, you plan to fail.” You can’t afford to just drift through life. Your future self may someday look back at how you lived today and wonder “what the heck were you thinking?” Live intentionally to have a better life today and tomorrow. Here are six things that your future self wants you to starting doing today.
Take More Chances
Stability is comfortable. Risk-taking is what makes you grow and advance. One German study found that people who enjoyed taking risks were more content in life. It’s hard to know what comes first, satisfaction with life or risk-taking. It’s like asking, “which came first – the chicken or the egg?” If you take risks today, you won’t look back in 10 years and ask yourself “what if?”
Stop living to be accepted by others. Do things that you want to do because you find it exciting. Take a chance. Even if you fail, you’ll learn from it. You’ll be in the minority, because most people don’t take risks. You’ll stand out in the crowd as you forge your path.
Taking a risk will make you more successful. Chances are, if you’re trying to better yourself, it’s because you’re not happy with your circumstances. Change is risky. But the only way to escape your current situation is to make change.
Risk-taking isn’t just jumping off into the deep end with any and every opportunity. You have to look at the right options. Be a calculated risk-taker. Maximize your chances by taking more risks than not but weigh your choices carefully while you’re taking risks.
Be Who You Want to Be
What defines you? Matt Damon said, “It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.” Being yourself is easier said than done. How do you find your true self? As adults, we’re often conditioned to be a certain way. There are times when you do need to act responsibly when you don’t really want to. Finding your true self is more about authenticity and individuality. Here are some tips to help you find the person you want to be.
Make a list of your personality traits, both good and bad. Which ones do you want to be known for?
What are your values? Your convictions define how you act in different situations. Are you happy with your values? If not, make some changes.
Stop comparing yourself to others. There’s always going to be someone richer, prettier or more successful than you. Theodore Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When you fall into the comparison trap, you lose self-confidence and begin to adopt a persona that isn’t the real you. Someone else’s outside can never be compared to your inside.
Focus on growth. As you become the person you want to be, your parents (or others who knew the old you) may call you out for past mistakes. It can be discouraging to remember where you once were. Bite your tongue and remember that you are trying to be a better person. It’s not where you were, but where you’re going.
Don’t think that your true self is set in stone. Your values, philosophies and personality may change over time. As you become more aware of yourself and others, you may find that you change your political orientation or religious views. You may even find yourself having conflicting points of view as you reflect on society, your friends and family and your own needs.
Accept Who You Are
While you’re trying to figure out who you are, recognize that you are who you are today. Change does not always come easy. It takes time to reshape your personality and values. The persona you try out this year may not be who you are next year. Admit your mistakes and apologize, if necessary. Don’t agonize over the past.
When you do feel remorseful, remind yourself that you made the best decision with the information at the time. Maybe it wasn’t the right choice, but you can’t change what happened. You can only go forward. Make the changes you want to make, but don’t forget to love yourself in the meantime
Stop Worrying About Failing
When you were young, you were taught that failing is bad. Don’t fall. Don’t lose the game. Don’t get a bad grade. Being scared of failing is ingrained into your very fiber. We don’t want to disappoint our parents, our teachers and our leaders. What we’re never taught is “what is the worst that can happen if you fail?”
Thomas Edison had over 1,000 attempts in inventing the light bulb. Winston Churchill failed to pass the entrance exam to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, not just once, but twice. Charles Darwin’s father considered him a very ordinary young man who didn’t have a whit of intellect. These are men who changed history. Clearly, failure didn’t define them.
Your future self wants you to know that it’s okay to fail. Failure isn’t the end of the world. It’s how you deal with failure that defines your true self. You may not get it right the first time. Bet you learn more when you get it wrong, because you have to go back and figure out what went wrong. Pick yourself up. Learn from your mistake. Move forward.
Live Life Fully
Gary Vaynerchuk said, “I’m the happiest because I’m doing exactly what I want to do.” Don’t wait until you get to the end of your life and discover you haven’t followed your dreams. Ask yourself, “what do I need to do to be happy and have meaning?” Maybe you don’t have all the money in the world, but you can choose to do things that make you happy.
Volunteer for organizations that you support. Be kind to your neighbors. Invest in time with those you love. Instead of binging on Netflix, go outside and have a water fight. Get off social media and be social in your community. Take up a sport that interests you. Get enough sleep. See the world in a positive way. You may not be able to change the world, but you can “be the good” in your community by changing one person.
One of the top regrets of the dying is “I wish I had let myself be happier.” Gary Vee said, “The truth is that finding happiness in what you do every day is so imperative.” Happiness isn’t the result of living, it’s a choice that makes it easier to live. Happiness doesn’t find you. You choose happiness. Need ideas on living happy? Researchers have studied happiness and found proven ways to increase your happy.
Smile like you mean it.
A Michigan State University study found that customer service workers who faked a smile had worse moods that others who genuinely smiled due to positive emotions. One more reason to be authentic and be true to yourself instead of putting on airs.
Take an afternoon nap.
A siesta after lunch may sound very continental and luxurious, but many European countries shut down in the afternoon to allow workers to take a long lunch break. One study found that naps tend to desensitize people to negative emotions and help them respond to positive feelings. Sleep has many emotional benefits.
Spend time with family and friends.
Another regret of the dying is not spending time with loved ones. Social connections make you happy. Don’t get to the end of your life and have no one to share it with. Strengthening your relations is much more beneficial than a salary increase in terms of happiness. It’s been shown that helping and caring for others can help you live to an older age.
Go to the beach.
A UK study found that sea + sun = happiness. A natural environment makes people happier than the city. Get out in nature on the weekend. Coastal and marine locations raised happiness levels. If you can’t get to the beach, go to the mountains or the forests. Enjoy a farm. Go for a drive. You’ll be happier.
Make Small Changes
If you’re dissatisfied with your life today, it’s not going to get better on its own. You have to make changes to get to where you want to be. Making sweeping changes is difficult, so make small steps. Change one thing this month. Once it becomes a habit, make another change. You can be who you want to be. But it’s up to you.
What’s up guys Jason Wardrop here in today’s view I’m going to show you guys the top real estate marketing ideas for brand new agents had absolutely no money And so if you’re just kind of looking to get started in the game I want to be able to help you out with some ideas that I would go through and do if I was a brand new agent with absolutely no money alright, so Also the winner from last video like I said guys I’m giving out my free Facebook Ads course to one lucky winner for people that comment down below and I’m gonna pick my favorite comment every single video and the winner today was Brandon Haslett and Brandon saw I post his comment down all right up here And and he was like this video actually was inspired by his comment so Brandon’s 20 years old He’s saying that he goes and he knocks doors every day I think he was like try to make 10 or 20 contacts every single day.
He’s like look. I’m a new agent I you know don’t have a lot of money go through put into marketing It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 30 40 50 whatever like sometimes when you’re skins start You don’t have a lot of money to go put towards advertising or Zillow leads truly leads or any of that other stuff So I just want to share with you guys some of the things that I would go through and do and some of these success stories of Has based off of this little strategy that I’ve got for you guys right so number one.
Okay? I would go through You’re watching this video right here on YouTube I would go through and start your own YouTube channel right now really quick guys before you’re like Jason I I don’t want to start YouTube channel it takes too much time too much work and You know I can’t go through and then shoot a video. I’m scared to be on camera really quick guys I want to show you guys a few different agents who didn’t start too long ago and they have absolutely explode their brand and They just get leads like almost like endless leads coming to them right so this is right here. This is Graham Stefan He is a realtor in the stuff. I think his South comes Southern California’s sorry I can’t even talk right now Lily this guy’s he’s got over a hundred thousand subscribers now if we come over here now I think he started a couple of years ago, but he’s just been consistent with it, right So it says one year ago guys look at that one year.
He has over a hundred thousand subscribers and so This is one person I’m like okay this this is a huge brand that he’s very Consistent with the he’s shooting videos like every you know a couple videos a week, but for here’s another one Loida right here She says new videos weekly, so it’s like if you don’t have time to go through and shoot videos non-stop then you know you can go through and shoot it like maybe once a week two times a week three times a week and the great thing about YouTube guys Okay If you guys been following me for some time now and also add a link to a video that I created of how to actually Rank your YouTube videos, and I go through step by step everything I do not see your not gonna rank every single one But I’ve got a channel That I start in the dental space that has well over a million views and I started out about seven years ago And I still get twenty to twenty five thousand views every single month at like like today guys every single month Without even doing anything.
I having to touch that channel for like four to five months. Okay, so the great thing about YouTube is One you can go rank for different keywords, too It’s a hundred percent free organic traffic as people going through Just typing in a little search result and I’ll tell you guys some of the different things to cert or to make the videos about Here in a second, and then you know when they see your video They see you on camera and so it builds a deeper bond. They’re like okay You know this this Lloyd a person or Jason person whoever it is you build a deeper connection with that person alright? So here’s another one brian kocel is so so loyal. She’s got twenty thousand almost twenty one thousand subscribers Brian’s got sixty five thousand, and then here’s another one chaste, and he’s got a little over five thousand So you don’t have to have a massive channel right you can go through and have a small Channel and just if you like go through start making a video two videos a Day, then you start to be found on a Google search engine It’s a hundred percent free and the nice thing is you make a video today? Five years from now that still is gonna pop up in the Google search and engine the youtube search engine Just like what’s going on with my dental YouTube channel right so for example right here Chaston right here Let’s say you use the keyword hey, the top real estate agent in Dallas right look down here He’s not the very top but says hey meet chats in Dallas real estate agent Okay So you can say hey? you could target keywords like top real estate agent in Dallas or Hey, how to sell your home in Dallas and obviously it depends on like what city you’re in so like if you’re in Omaha, Nebraska like the top realtor in Omaha, Nebraska And when you go through if you’re like trying to rank for like the the keyword top realtor That’s gonna.
Be pretty hard right cuz there’s gonna be a ton and ton of people I think there’s over two million agents in the United States They’re gonna be trying to rank for that keyword right But if you go through and say hey top realtor in your city your state There’s gonna be a lot fewer people actually on YouTube and even I’m trying to rank for that right or you know hey how to sell your home in Dallas or how to buy a home in Dallas or whatever city that you live in right So those are some really good keywords to go through and target and as I mentioned guys It’s a hundred percent free organic traffic.
You don’t have to go through run as towards this obviously This is a little bit longer term strategy, but you can combine it with like for example Brandon. He’s knocking doors every single day That’s a little bit short of term strategy right, but then you can go through and be shooting these videos I’m just different topics like look right here Chasse. I’ll just show you guys some of the different videos He does and this is a good way to get ideas is go find other Agents that have YouTube channels and see what types of videos are shooting and that you’re basically got unlimited content, right? So right here, let’s see. It’s a hard being a realtor my success in the real estate business He’s got a video on his listing appointment real estate agent daily life You know you could just come over here and click videos and you’ve got all the videos that he’s done You’ve got all the videos that Bryan’s done that Lloyd has done This Graham’s done And there’s a ton of other agents doing the same type of thing now Graham gets a little bit into like the investing stuff And he even talks about bitcoins some of those other hot topics which is probably why his channels growing a little bit faster, but guys even with this smaller channel like 5,000 subscribers You can get massive results like even if you’re skinny started, and you only have like 50 to 100 subscribers You can still see some pretty good results because you start showing up in the Google and YouTube search engine right ok So that’s step number one guys.
I would go through start a YouTube channel start branding yourself Okay, especially like Brandon if you’re 20 years old man These videos are gonna be live for 10 to 20 like when you’re 30 or 40 years old these are going to be There where you can go through and still be bringing in business right it’s really good to start this right now Okay, so then also another thing you want to do is let’s say. This is your video right here I don’t know whose video says. I’m just gonna click on. Oh, that’s a this not even a video. How did they okay? Let’s see let’s go. Let’s get okay Here’s a YouTube video right here, okay, so let’s say you got this YouTube video right here what you’re gonna Do is you’ll have a link down here to some sort of landing page now if you guys watch my previous trainings I talked about landing pages if you guys have no idea what I’m talking about I’ll also add a link to another video Talking about the easiest way to go through and generate leads online and you add a link to that landing page to get their person’s Name phone number and email address to go through and grab that contact information right have some sort of call to action some sort of Giveaway that you’re doing on the channel Then you could also leave a comment down here with a link to that landing page right now Once you’re going through you’re grabbing all this data You’re building your network through this landing page getting more leads and all that stuff what you want to do is go import them into some sort of CRM so Here’s the Arsenal CRM right, and if this works for any CRM that you’re using obviously this is the one we use here You can go through and import your contacts you just choose a file pretty soon.
We’re actually gonna be integrated 100% with Gmail with Google contacts So you can just go and seamlessly sync those and then what we do is just put them on a drip campaign Okay, so in this messages section what we have is We’ve got these pre-built templates of these are the bimonthly updates right so every 15 days You’re going through and dropping an email on them so that they’re just kind of like remembering who you are remembering the brand and all That stuff and then what we can do is over here once.
We’ve imported those leads We just select all those leads And we say hey and roll the leads of the sequence choose the sequence say buy monthly updates hit enroll leads And they’ll be enrolled automatically into that sequence, and if you look at that Obviously, this is a demo account, but let’s say you’ve got a hundred leads right or 500 or a thousand leads And you’re just and rolling all those people in the same sequence so every 15 days you’re dripping on these people with real estate Specific content we’re building your brand or let’s say you launch a new video, and you want people to know about it You go through in your CRM create a new email so come in here say Hey create an email and go blast out an email to all of your contacts saying hey I just shot a new video or I’ve got a new listing or I’m doing an open house or doing whatever and You’ve got endless content And this is a really nice easy free way to go through and brand yourself As you’re just getting started alright, so anyway guys Hopefully you like some of these real estate marketing ideas for brand new agents.
If you have no money. Just getting started This is exactly what I would do if I’m just going and getting started and yes It sounds like it could sound like a little bit of work Okay, but it sounds like maybe not the fastest process, but guys you know in five years No matter what you do you’re gonna be five years older right so if you go through and you start right now And you just get it done and just go start in five years You’re not gonna be looking back with regrets right in five years. You’re gonna be looking back and look Oh, man Look at that that personal brand like that business that I built That’s gonna. Be able to serve me for years to come when I’m thirty thirty-five forty You know all those different ages cuz like you’ve built that solid foundation And you’re not just looking for the quick fix right so anyway guys. Hopefully this video was helpful If you guys are brand new here make sure you subscribe I want you to video every single day how to generate more leads make more money and grow your business and also as As promised guys the top comment so comment down below the top comment I’m gonna be giving out to my free a Facebook Ads course, so It’s not free, but I will be giving you to my Facebook Ads course for free so go ahead comment down below Let me know what you guys think let me know other topics that you guys be interested in learning more about And with that said guys, thanks so much for watching, and I will see you all tomorrow
On Pinterest, the social platform built on beautiful, shareable imagery, opportunities for shopping come cleverly disguised as outfit inspiration, smoothie recipes and DIY centrepieces. For consumers, it’s a place to hunt and gather. For brands, it’s a goldmine. Consider this: we analyzed data from over 529, 000 Shopify store orders to find that Pinterest was the second largest social source for traffic, and resulting visits had the third highest average order value. Also, according to research done by piqora, sales and traffic from Pins can occur long after the item is pinned.
In fact, 50 percent of visits happen after 3 and a half months, which respectively, is more bang for your buck than twitter or facebook. The reasons for using pinterest for your business are impossible to ignore. In this video, we’ll show you seven concrete methods, that you can use to drive sales and traffic with Pinterest.
One, Use Rich Pins – Rich Pins are enhanced Pins that make your images even more shoppable because they contain additional information right inside the Pin.
There are five types of Rich Pins – Movie, Place, Recipe, Article and Product. And Online retailers can benefit from Product Pins because they include real-time pricing and stock availability. Rich Pins can also improve click through rate and discoverability of Pins, by making them eligible for Pinterest’s own curated feeds. Another advantage of Rich Pins is price
notifications. If you reduce the price of your product, customers who Repinned that product image will receive an email from Pinterest notifying them of the price drop and prompting them to buy. Also, if you’re using Shopify, we have partnered with Pinterest to automatically enable Rich Pins for our merchants. That means any images Pinned from your product pages will now be published as Rich Pins. To enjoy the benefits of Rich Pins, be sure that you sign up for a Pinterest business account. Two, Pin Smarter – Knowing what types of images work best on Pinterest is extremely important. I’m sure you’ve all heard of the importance and impact of great product photography and pinterest is yet another place where it can really pay off.
Shopify store Sycamore
Street Press, for example does product photo shoots and creates blog posts specifically to create highly pinnable images that will draw people to their sites from pinterest. Most months, Sycamore Street Press gets most of its referral traffic from Pinterest over any other source. Another great example is Designer Moorea Seal, who has built an audience of over 900,000 on her beautifully-curated Pinterest account, which is responsible for 50% of her store’s sales. Her approach is to provide “Clear, clean product images on a white or light grey background plus an editorial view of products either in a natural environment or on a person to give customers two styles of photography options for pinning to their boards.” When shooting and choosing photos for
your product pages, strive to make them highly Repinnable.
So, What makes an image Pinterest-worthy? Well, let’s dig into the data: Keep it Anonymous – Images without faces receive 23% more Repins than those with faces. Use Color Wisely – Pins with multiple dominant colors are Repinned times more than those dominated by a single color, and red images fare better than blue. Image Size – Images on your product pages should ideally be at least 600 px wide with the optimal Pin width being 736 pixels wide, which is the maximum display size. Taller images are more likely to be Repinned. Listen – Pay attention to your analytics, either through your Pinterest business
tools or via other apps like Piqora, Tailwind, or Curalate.
While summer salad recipes and DIY treehouses may have high virality potential overall, be relevant – find out what resonates with your audience specifically. Timing is Everything – Pin and engage when your customers are doing the same. The time periods 2-4pm and 8-11pm are roughly the best times to Pin, but it can depend on where and who your customers are. We’ve also linked to some Pinterest research which suggests that certain categories perform better on specific days of the week. You Need a Blog – A blog is the perfect place to create beautiful content for your pinterest boards. We’ve linked to a great article in the description of this video that will help get you started creating a blog that pinterest users will love. Three – Sell the Lifestyle. Create boards around lifestyle themes that include your products, rather than just product boards. Great brands understand their customers and the kind of content that they crave. Inspire your audience, don’t just sell to them.
“A Great Outdoors” board for example will be much more compelling than a board that simply highlights the outerwear your brand carries.
Holly Castro for example, of Charm & Gumption fills her “For the Home” Board with curated pins that complement her own products, which are peppered throughout. Nordstrom takes a similar approach with their “Pick Pink” Board, which is entirely dedicated to the rosy hue. It’s filled with hyper-feminine picks from around the web – with subtle inclusions from Nordstrom’s own offerings. After all, 92% of all pins are made by women. Four – Piggyback on Popular Content. While you should use caution when pinning content simply based on viral potential, you shouldn’t ignore opportunities to tap into the most popular pin types and search terms if they’re actually relevant to your audience. Here’s a great example. Sony Electronics, has a product category that doesn’t rank high on the list of popular categories.
So, they’ve cleverly jumped on the virality of cute animals and humor to create their board “I Can Haz Gadgets”. Consider your audience. Are your customers
predominantly men? Well, your slice of the Pinterest pie is smaller, so maximize your efforts. Create boards and pin content in the categories of photography, art, design, and home decor. Do you sell food or beverages? Develop easy recipes containing your products. Are your products related to fitness, health, or beauty? Pin aspirational and inspirational content with quotes. Is your ecommerce store a source for tools, craft supplies, or fabric? Use them to create DIYs and tutorials. Remember, a pin can contain your
products and a link to a step-by-step tutorial on your blog. Five – Run Pinterest Contests. Contests are a great way to increase engagement on Pinterest. When done well, and within the platform’s parameters, Pinterest contests can drive sales and traffic for your ecommerce site. Travel website, Jetsetter for example, used contests to effectively increase site traffic by 150%. We’ve linked to that case study in the description of this video. Brands, however, should pay attention to Pinterest’s contest guidelines. Certain types of contests are not permitted, nor is spammy behaviour.
Contest these tips: Make it Worth it – Forever 21 asks followers to create an entire board, but puts a $1000 gift card on the table as incentive. Get Inspired – Look to other brands for contest ideas that might work for you. Use an App – Apps like Gleam.io, Wishpond or Woobox can help organize your contest and host it on your site or Facebook. We’ve linked to a few of these in the description of this video. Six – Leverage the Power of Influencers.
Partner up with Pinterest influencers and bloggers to give your product some clout on the social network. Many brands get access to new audiences by inviting Guest Pinners to create boards on their accounts. Often, influencers will charge a fee for this service, but social media love in exchange for your product may be possible, too. Choose to work with Pinterest users whose audiences resemble your desired customers. Martha Stewart Living for example strategically partnered with the mommy bloggers behind Cool Mom Picks.
Seven – Engage Your Community. Involve your community to help increase engagement. Group Boards can be comprised of many contributors – customers, staff, a select group of influencers – or can even be open to anyone to join. The contributors to your group boards become brand ambassadors, creating content on your behalf. You can also encourage your customers to share images of themselves with your product. This is an especially useful tactic for fashion brands to gather alternate, accessible images of products worn by real people. Fashion brand – The Whitepepper collects customer photos via email and features them on their “Who’s Wearing The Whitepepper” board. All pins link back to the brand’s ecommerce store where Pinners can shop the looks. There you have it – 7 methods that you can put into practice with your business.
Be sure to keep us posted on your progress and if we missed any tips or techniques that you’re using to reach your customers on Pinterest, please share them with us in the comment section. If you’re looking for more tips and tutorials on starting or running your business, be sure to subscribe to our youtube channel. Thanks for watching. .
For most, it is important to spend time around and engaged with other people. In social groups and at work, by surrounding ourselves with colleagues, family members and associates who challenge us to think and move outside our comfort zone, we find we can improve our habits and learn new things. Of course, much of life’s biggest joys and most lasting memories stem from our relationships, and in times like these, those can become absent, strained or even strange.
And some say too much “people time” might also be a bad thing. Our digital devices often make us feel like we need to be connected 24/7. All of the noise, activity, constant contact and hustle can wear us out and, ironically, can leave some feeling lonelier than ever. If our electronics are all we have right now to get our work done and stay in touch, truly disconnecting during this isolation may become even more important.
While we may not all be enjoying the global forced cloistering we find ourselves in today, let us
1. Unconquerable – you will not allow yourself to be beaten, vanquished or overcome. You will pursue every goal with the belief and unquenchable conviction they will be achieved, no matter the obstacles. You will have victory.
2. Invulnerable – remain immune to mental attack. Train your mind to be mentally impregnable. Self doubt and negativity are non-existent in someone who has an indomitable spirit.
3. Self-confident – you have a healthy belief in your abilities. You respect yourself and others. You have a rock-solid personal constitution. You project a calm, focused, no-nonsense attitude when it comes to setting goals and getting results.
4. Initiative – you are always proactive. You have the motivation and energy to endure. You make sacrifices. You know what must be done, and you take the appropriate action to ensure success without compromise.
5. Focus – you must center yourself and design where you spend your efforts. Master negativ
The greatest key to make massive performance gains in disruptive times like these is to look for trouble then confront it, to overcome obstacles, to navigate new mental terrain, accommodating and adapting to change, and then eliminating or at least limiting any behavior that stands between you and goal achievement.
Things like COVID represent a serious anti-success issue and yet give us time to improve areas of underperformance that warrant ruthless examination. Let’s get busy embracing this idea that what stands in the way, becomes the way.
Obstacles come to instruct, not destruct. All great success in your life will come by facing vexing problems and overcoming them with a potent cocktail of creativity, focus, and courage. Challenges are the common threads woven through all great lives. They are present to teach us to get where we must go by carving a new path. As Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Things which hurt, instruct.” Consider what you could do differently, right now, t
Living in Spruce Grove in the winter months, your home heating system is the largest energy expense.
Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average Edmonton family’s energy bills?
A great way to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular maintenance and periodic checkups.
In Spruce Grove AB, most wait until a furnace problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after damage has already begun. To catch a problem early ensures that your equipment remains fully functional and operational, no matter if it sits for weeks without use, or is used 24 hours per day.
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ith regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. This simple checklist will help you maintain the life of your furnace.
Clean or replace your filter
The filter in your furnace serves a crucial job in the process of delivering warm air throughout the rooms in your home. A furnace filter is usually installed where the return duct enters your furnace. It removes particulates from the air before it moves into the furnace equipment and is heated. A furnace filter will remove all kinds of particulates, including dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, spores, and more.
Inexpensive filters provide basic protection. They are designed to catch a high percentage of the particles that flow through your home. More expensive air filters offer improved air quality, which can help individuals who may suffer from allergies or asthma.
If the airflow is impeded by a dirty air filter, the furnace will have inadequate airflow and won’t operate as efficiently as it was designed. In
Living in Sherwood Park in the winter months, your home heating system is the largest energy expense.
Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average Edmonton family’s energy bills?
A great way to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular maintenance and periodic checkups.
In Sherwood Park AB, most wait until a furnace problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after damage has already begun. To catch a problem early ensures that your equipment remains fully functional and operational, no matter if it sits for weeks without use, or is used 24 hours per day.
With regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. This simple checklist will help you maintain the life of your furnace.
Clean or replace your filter
The filter in your furnace serves a crucial job in the process of delivering warm air throughout the rooms in your home. A
Wake up and smell the reality around you. Remove the desire to be deceived. The news, whether you call it fake and despite which outlet you prefer, is slanted. It has some bit of truth, and a ton of opinion couched as fact, all designed to elicit emotion by using extremes.
Mark Twain said, “You can kill the truth easily, but a well told lie will live forever.” This, in reality, all points to perspective and perception; and we have all heard, “Perception is reality.”
Really, we all do perceive the world through our own eyes. In reality, we all see things a little differently. No matter your perception, reality could care less. Reality does not change. It does not adapt to our viewpoints. It is what it is. It is non-negotiable. That’s a fact.
Reality is the truth. The acceptance of reality, in other words, is dealing with the truth, and that is a moral obligation, not an option. Unfortunately, the truth often becomes a piñata for those who refuse to accept it
This post is devoted to standing out, to being different, and thinking outside the norm. It is to encourage everyone to occasionally be a round peg in a square hole. It is meant to celebrate the nonconformists, those others think a little “crazy “, the revolutionaries, the visionaries, the renegades, the mavericks….those who just see and do things differently. It is for those who always Take a Walk on the Wild Side and who wonder, “Why fit in when you were born to Standout?!” –Dr. Seuss.
Today, challenge yourself and others to push the envelope, become inspired to test the limits, learn exactly what it takes to be different in the right ways, and empower each other to show the world that you were fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely built to make a BIG difference.
Leap out in front
Why is nonconformity and standing out from the crowd a good thing? Most of our lives, we are told to get in line, follow directions, and spend a great deal of time trying to fit in
SESSION 1: Beginner’s Guide to the Human Gut Microbiome
Moderator: Sabine Hazan, MD
Speaker: Neil Stollman, MD (UCSF / East Bay Center for Digestive Health)
Objective: Become familiar with the human gut microbiome and its role in health
Making sense of metagenomics
Speaker: Andreas Papoutsis, PhD(Progenabiome)
Objective: Understand methods used to study the composition and function of the gut microbiome
Disease associations (cause or consequence)?
Speaker: Sabine Hazan, MD (Progenabiome)
SESSION 2: Principals guiding research, regulation and product development
Moderator: Howard Young, PhD
Connecting the dots: how scientists elucidate mechanisms of microbial influence
Speaker: Howard Young, PhD (NIH)
Objective: Understand principals guiding investigations around human immune and gut microbial interactions
Taming the Wild West: Developing Standards for Microbiome Research and Product Development
Speaker: Scott Jackson, PhD (NIST)
Objective: Describe the importance of standards for microbiome measurements to support research investigations and clinical/commercial translation of microbiome science.
Microbiome Based Therapeutics: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: Zain Kassam, MD (Finch)
Objective: Gain insight into how industry is working to develop treatment options and the complexities of trial design in this space.
WORKING PRESENTATION: Microbiome Therapeutics: Thinking outside the box
Speaker: Thomas Borody, MD (CDD Australia)
SESSION 3: Clostridiodes difficile
Moderator: Neil Stollman, MD
Evidence of efficacy and safety of FMT for C.difficile infection
Speaker:Colleen Kelly, MD (Brown)
Objective: Review evidence from randomized controlled trials of FMT in C.difficile
Pharmacology of FMT
Speaker: Alexander Khoruts, MD (University of Minnesota)
Objective: Describe mechanisms driving the therapeutic effects of FMT
Challenges Around Clinical Trials in C. difficile
Speaker: Paul Feuerstadt, MD (Yale)
Objective: Describe unique challenges to conducting clinical trials of microbiome-based therapies in C.difficile
SESSION 4: Expanding Applications of FMT
Moderator: Colleen Kelly, MD
Next Up: Manipulating the Microbiome to treat IBD
Speaker:Jessica Allegretti, MD (Brigham and Womens, Harvard)
Objective: Review dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease and evidence from randomized controlled trials of FMT in the IBD population
Microbiota and the Metabolic Syndrome: New Horizons and New Opportunities
Speaker: Mazen Noureddin, MD (Cedars Sinai)
Objective: Describe the evidence for how gut microbes influence metabolism and drive features of the metabolic syndrome, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Implications of the Gut Microbiome in Cancer and Therapeutic Potential
Speaker: Yinghong Wang (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Objective: Describe how gut microorganisms impact the metabolism of cancer therapies and how microbial manipulation may transform patient care
Bacteriotherapy to Fight Infection: FMT in Chronic Urinary Tract Infections and MDROs
Speaker: Sahil Khanna, MD (Mayo Clinic)
Microbiota Transplant for Autism
Speaker: James B. Adams, PhD (Arizona State University)
Objective: Review Phase 1 clinical trial of microbiota transplant for children with Autism
Panel Discussions, Announcements, and more!
★ Hootenanny at Malibu Ranch (special band TBD)
The Malibu Ranch Hootenanny on Saturday night will be the bash you don’t want to miss! We will be transported to the good ol’ days before we were even thinkin’ about microbiomes. We will enjoy dinner, libations, music, games, good times and a special live band who is sure to get everyone dancin’!
★ Catering by Malibu Farm
Sunday brunch will be catered by everyone’s favorite local eatery, Malibu Farm. They pride themselves on their local, organic, and fresh ingredients, that are super simply prepared with “no secret ingredients” and “no fake food”. This outstanding brunch will definitely please our taste buds and our microbiomes too!
Villa Graziadio at Pepperdine University
Room block at Villa Graziadio at Pepperdine University.
Sheraton Agoura Hills
30100 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 • (818) 707-1220
Discounted Group Rate of 189 USD/night can be booked via the link below.