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The Peacock

Never really  thought much about this bird.  On occasion, I would see someone walking around with peacock type attire or an accessory but always knew, peacock style is not for me.  Today in yoga, the instructor had us do “peacock pose” at the very end of class.  Now I am sure there is an appropriate yogic term for “peacock pose” but that is irrelevant here. 

The instructor cautioned that if we attempt or accomplish “peacock pose” that we would promise to take it easy the rest of the day. Intrigued I was as after 8 years of yoga, I had never heard of “peacock pose”.  Perhaps the instructor made it up but when he got into this arm only balance pose, I saw the peacock. 

My few attempts did not land me into peacock.  If anything I looked more like road kill.  Yet, all day I was thinking about the peacock.  So, I did a little research.  The peacock has many symbolic meanings in many cultures and in many parts of the world.  I found it fascinating that the yoga version of a peacock claimed to strengthen the digestive system.  I will continue to practice this little peacock every now and then to test the claim. 

But one fact in my research that seemed to hit home was in the Feng Shui symbolism of the peacock.  The peacocks feathers can protect you from disasters and dangers because of the “eyes” of the feathers. My home and office is on the polar opposite of Feng Shui as I unfortunately seem to not know much about the practice.  But, I may be travelling down the path of crystals and entering the same door I came into to soon. 

I love that a peacock can offer protection.  In its magnificent beauty, this bird, can offer some protection?  We all have daily disasters and dangers we face.  Some we avoid, others we approach head on and still others grace our presence but we choose to ignore them. 

Today, I looked like road kill on my yoga mat, gained an appreciation for the peacock, might dabble in Feng Shui and have a new awareness for disasters and dangers.  It is so much easier to avoid them but sometimes we have to fold into a ball like squat, extend out our arms backwards, lay our torso on the back of the arms, lean forward and make like a peacock.  With our 100 eyed tail…look disasasters and dangers...HEAD ON!

http://www.yogawiz.com/yoga-poses/yoga-asanas/peacock-pose.html

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There are Those Who do not Buy on Price Alone

Really….they exist.  It’s not all about the MONEY! Refreshing in this day and age of economic uncertainty.  I sold not just a product today but a service.  A valued one at that.  My price was higher and I sold my confidence in that higher priced product that over the years this product would surpass the others with the “VOAA” (value of an agent).

It was such a euphoric feeling to walk away…from the sale…knowing I sold something genuine and rare.  That’s right, a true product backed by a confident agent.  I am a firm believer that if they buy on price, they will leave on price.  You have to set yourself apart from the competition.  If we both sell the same product, how is mine better?  This is why! My response time is like none other.  I am accountable and credible and have your genuine interests at heart.  While I will recommend and offer my professional advice, I give you the power to make the final purchase decision.

Open for Business

You have the wings, I just teach you to fly.  In turn, you stay with me as the guidance I have provided connects us indefinitely.  Today was a great day! A powerful day that provided wisdom in knowing; there are those who do not buy on price alone.  And that my friends, I am thankful for!Support your local, small business! Anyone can walk into a chain store and I guarantee you will walk out with shackles! Bound by the frustration that although you are walking out with what you needed, the “help” it took to get that which was needed was not worth the trip.  There is something to be said about the “old mom and pop” establishment.  I dare you to try it out…pass by that chain store and venture into the ma and pa. You never know how you will change their thoughts for the better…in fact, they may just stay OPEN FOR BUSINESS one more day!