Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Now This is Something - 10 Stupid Ideas That Actually made People Rich

How to get rich the smart way? Read what some creative people did:

1. Million Dollar Homepage

1000000 pixels, charge a dollar per pixel – that’s perhaps the dumbest idea for online business anyone could have possible come up with. Still, Alex Tew, a 21-year-old who came up with the idea, is now a millionaire.

2. PickyDomains

Hire another person to think of a cool domain name for you? No way people would pay for this. Actually, naming domain names for others turned out a thriving business, especially, when you make the entire process risk free. PickyDomains currently has a waiting list of people who want to PAY the service to come up with a snappy memorable domain name. PickyDomains is expected to hit six figures this year.

3. Doggles

Create goggles for dogs and sell them online? Boy, this IS the dumbest idea for a business. How in the world did they manage to become millionaires and have shops all over the world with that one? Beyond me.

4. LaserMonks

LaserMonks.com is a for-profit subsidiary of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, an eight-monk monastery in the hills of Monroe County, 90 miles northwest of Madison. Yeah, real monks refilling your cartridges. Hallelujah! Their 2005 sales were $2.5 million! Praise the Lord.

5. AntennaBalls

You can’t sell antenna ball online. There is no way. And surely it wouldn’t make you rich. But this is exactly what Jason Wall did, and now he is now a millionaire.

6. FitDeck

Create a deck of cards featuring exercise routines, and sell it online for $18.95. Sounds like a disaster idea to me. But former Navy SEAL and fitness instructor Phil Black reported last year sales of $4.7 million. Surely beats what military pays.

7. PositivesDating.Com

How would you like to go on a date with an HIV positive person? Paul Graves and Brandon Koechlin thought that someone would, so they created a dating site for HIV positive folks last year. Projected 2006 sales are $110,000, and the two hope to have 50,000 members by their two-year mark.

8. Designer Diaper Bags

Christie Rein was tired of carrying diapers around in a freezer bag. The 34-year-old mother of three found herself constantly stuffing diapers for her infant son into freezer bags to keep them from getting scrunched up in her purse. Rein wanted something that was compact, sleek and stylish, so in November 2004, she sat down with her husband, Marcus, who helped her design a custom diaper bag that's big enough to hold a travel pack of wipes and two to four diapers. With more than $180,000 in sales for 2005, Christie's company, Diapees & Wipees, has bags in 22 different styles, available online and in 120 boutiques across the globe for $14.99.

9. SantaMail

Ok, how’s that for a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids? Well, Byron Reese sent over 200000 letters since the start of the business in 2001, which makes him a couple million dollars richer.

10. Lucky Wishbone Co.

Fake wishbones. Now, this stupid idea is just destined to flop. Who in the world needs FAKE PLASTIC wishbones? A lot of people, it turns out. Now producing 30,000 wishbones daily (they retail for 3 bucks a pop) Ken Ahroni, the company founder, expects 2006 sales to reach $1 million.

So, netxt time you think you have a stupid idea, think twice! You might just be one step away to become the newest millionair!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Best Things in Life

The best things in life don't come with out a struggle. Love is one amongst

Why do we close our eyes when we sleep? When we cry? When we imagine? When
we kiss?
This is because the most beautiful thing in the world is unseen, just felt.

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird and when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in
mutual weirdness and call it love.

A great love? It's when you shed tears and still you care for him/her, it's when
he/she ignores you and still long for him/her. It's when he/she begins to love another
and yet you still smile and say I'm happy for you.

If love fails, set yourself free, let your heart spread its wings and fly
again. Remember you may find love and lose it, but when love dies, you never
have to die with it.

The strongest people are not those who always win but those who stand back
up when they fall. Somehow along the course of life, you learn about
yourself and realize there should never be regrets, only a lifelong
appreciation of the choices you've made.

A true friend understands when you say, I forgot, waits forever when you
say, just a minute, stay! Leaves when you say leave me alone, opens the door
even before you knock and says can I come in?

Loving is not how you forget but how you forgive, not how you listen but how
you understand, not what you see but how you feel, and not how you let go
but how you hold on.

In love, very rarely do we win but when love is true, even if you lose, you
still win just for having the tingle of loving someone more than you love

There comes a time when we have to stop loving someone not because that
person has stopped loving us but because we have found out that they'd be
happier if we let go.

It's best to wait for the one you want than settle or one that's available.
Best to wait for the one you love than one who is around.

Best to wait for the right one because life is too short to waste on just

Sometimes the one you love turns out to be the one who hurts you the most.
But that's okay. Your love shouldn't be dependent upon someone else's love
or hate.

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why
it's called the present! "

Love! Just love.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Groundstone

Today I lay down the groundstone for the
"International Church of Gratitute, Kindness and Happiness"
We accept members of all religions, believes, races, sexual orientations, hobbies even politicians.
In our bible only a few orientations:
1. At least one day in the week you stop wining and spend it being thankfull for all you have (family, health, job, friends, pet dog, that rusty old car in the garage, the garage itself, ... you fill the blanks)
2. Treat yourself and other with kindness! All the time.
3. Be happy! No excuses. We all can if we want to. It is olnly up to us.
4. For all the rest use your common sense - think before you act and act wisely.
Inscriptions start now, no fees, no paperwork, you want to participate actively, leave comments and invite others to live by these simple orientations. No need to leave any other church to be part of this one.
C'mon, let's be happy!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Haven't Changed a Bit

I wondered, than I figured out. I haven't changed a bit in almost 50 years. Not to bad!?
Yeah I know, you call it mid-life-crisis, I call it a nostalgic moment. Eather way, that's the way it is.

A great weekend for all!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Today I Will Make A Difference

Today I will make a difference. I will begin by controlling my thoughts. A person is the product of his thoughts. I want to be happy and hopeful. Therefore, I will have thoughts that are happy and hopeful. I refuse to be victimized by my circumstances. I will not let petty inconveniences such as stoplights, long lines, and traffic jams be my masters. I will avoid negativism and gossip. Optimism will be my companion, and victory will be my hallmark. Today I will make a difference.

I will be grateful for the twenty-four hours that are before me. Time is a precious commodity. I refuse to allow what little time I have to be contaminated by self-pity, anxiety, or boredom. I will face this day with the joy of a child and the courage of a giant. I will drink each minute as though it is my last. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. While it is here, I will use it for loving and giving. Today I will make a difference.

I will not let past failures haunt me. Even though my life is scarred with mistakes, I refuse to rummage through my trash heap of failures. I will admit them. I will correct them. I will press on. Victoriously. No failure is fatal. It's OK to stumble...I will get up. It's OK to fail...I will rise again. Today I will make a difference.

I will spend time with those I love. My spouse, my children, my family. A man can own the world but be poor for the lack of love. A man can own nothing and yet be wealthy in relationships. Today I will spend at least five minutes with the significant people in my world. Five quality minutes of talking or hugging or thanking or listening. Five undiluted minutes with my mate, children, and friends.

Today I will make a difference.

Max Lucado
From "On The Anvil"