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Beware the “Worm” in your Apple

Millions have been spent to convince the world that a bite of the Apple iPhone is crisp, refreshing and delicious. Wholesome. Innocent. It is your friend. BUT, friends know things about each other – so be prepared to give away yet another personal privacy. Apple is tracking YOUR longitude and latitude throughout your day, and throughout your life. Of course, this information was their little secret – until it was uncovered that your iPhone is documenting your whereabouts every second it is in the “on” position. This should trouble everyone – iPhone user or not. Imagine! Will we see these data points in court someday, allied against us to prove involvement, or intent, or opportunity toward some nefarious act? How will Apple use this information, and why has it been kept secret? Who will be able to access it? Does this practice square with your sense of ethics? Is this illegal search and seizure? Visit YouTube and see what Exeter researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have dug up. Click Here:
Then email your member of congress and ask why your rights are being abridged.

Beware the worm in your Apple, It bites!

For your elected official’s email, go to www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm

Vision without “Action” is really just Hallucination

Ok, so you have decided, or have been badgered by your boss, to sit down and write a personal vision for your career or maybe it was for your home life?  Maybe your retirement days?  You have developed a good-looking, reasonable idea of what you want it to look like in the next 5-10, 20+ years.  Of course you feel proud – because you have often read about the importance of this step from others over the years, and now you, too, are “one of them.”  Sure, you have developed many such visions for a product or service on the job, but now you have something meaningful directly regarding YOUR own state of intended success. Half-congratulations!  Now comes the difficult part – establishing a logical, specific, measurable, time-limited series of actions and related outcomes to get you there.   So…everything in writing, and posted on the upper corner of your computer screen, iPad, smartphone for easy review, refinement and clarification is the critical next step – lest it become a simple, intellectual game.  Re-thinking and reviewing this plan at least partially each day, no matter the crush of deadlines, ensures you begin and continue to “re-wire” and build new neuropathways in your brain to support and reinforce your behaviors towards your vision.  It is this critical link – action with idea – that makes movement possible.  We are actually changing our brains to support and seek out opportunities specific to our vision.  Leave the Hallucination for the Grateful Dead.  Visit www.PaulCardenas.Com to “see” into your future.

Brain-Scrubbing: Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Our heads are like attics.  They are filled with uncommitted, unstudied and unclear decisions and positions.  More than blowing the dust off, Brain-Scrubbing this spring encourages a clearer path and cleaner mental storehouse – where there is clarity and room to flex.  What to do?  1.  Make clear the desired end-result of your decisions.  Making specific statements to yourself that clearly define the outcome you seek will influence your brain to “look” for solutions in a more targeted fashion.  2. Clarify decisions so that all team or family members understand the intended outcomes of the decision.  When there are differences in understanding the decision, others who influence its implementation generally go at it different ways – there is a lack of coherence.  3.  Filter and prioritize the relevancy of information you consider.  By doing so you can more readily make a decision without being overwhelmed with what is actually peripheral.  Assess your decision as you proceed towards reaching its outcome, but commit to your decision and change it only if a strong sea-change in the environment occurs.  Taking hold of these responsibilities will build your respect among others, and you’ll be on your way to a less-encumbered mind above the rafters.