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Steve Jobs and the 7 Rules of Success

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 17-10-2011


Steve Jobs' impact on your life cannot be underestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect -- computers, movies, music and mobile. As a communications coach, I learned from Jobs that a presentation can, indeed, inspire. For entrepreneurs, Jobs' greatest legacy is the set of principles that drove his success.

Over the years, I've become a student of sorts of Jobs' career and life. Here's my take on the rules and values underpinning his success. Any of us can adopt them to unleash our "inner Steve Jobs."

1. Do what you love. Jobs once said, "People with passion can change the world for the better." Asked about the advice he would offer would-be entrepreneurs, he said, "I'd get a job as a busboy or something until I figured out what I was really passionate about." That's how much it meant to him. Passion is everything.

2. Put a dent in the universe. Jobs believed in the power of vision. He once asked then-Pepsi President, John Sculley, "Do you want to spend your life selling sugar water or do you want to change the world?" Don't lose sight of the big vision.

3. Make connections. Jobs once said creativity is connecting things. He meant that people with a broad set of life experiences can often see things that others miss. He took calligraphy classes that didn't have any practical use in his life -- until he built the Macintosh. Jobs traveled to India and Asia. He studied design and hospitality. Don't live in a bubble. Connect ideas from different fields.

4. Say no to 1,000 things. Jobs was as proud of what Apple chose not to do as he was of what Apple did. When he returned in Apple in 1997, he took a company with 350 products and reduced them to 10 products in a two-year period. Why? So he could put the "A-Team" on each product. What are you saying "no" to?

5. Create insanely different experiences. Jobs also sought innovation in the customer-service experience. When he first came up with the concept for the Apple Stores, he said they would be different because instead of just moving boxes, the stores would enrich lives. Everything about the experience you have when you walk into an Apple store is intended to enrich your life and to create an emotional connection between you and the Apple brand. What are you doing to enrich the lives of your customers?

6. Master the message. You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can't communicate your ideas, it doesn't matter. Jobs was the world's greatest corporate storyteller. Instead of simply delivering a presentation like most people do, he informed, he educated, he inspired and he entertained, all in one presentation.

7. Sell dreams, not products. Jobs captured our imagination because he really understood his customer. He knew that tablets would not capture our imaginations if they were too complicated. The result? One button on the front of an iPad. It's so simple, a 2-year-old can use it. Your customers don't care about your product. They care about themselves, their hopes, their ambitions. Jobs taught us that if you help your customers reach their dreams, you'll win them over.

There's one story that I think sums up Jobs' career at Apple. An executive who had the job of reinventing the Disney Store once called up Jobs and asked for advice. His counsel? Dream bigger. I think that's the best advice he could leave us with. See genius in your craziness, believe in yourself, believe in your vision, and be constantly prepared to defend those ideas.

Carmine Gallo is a communications coach, a popular keynote speaker and author of several books including The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs and The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs. His latest is The Power of Foursquare (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

What is Your Teachability Index?

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 28-09-2011

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Kevin Trudeau

I am just sitting down listing to a CD series by Kevin Trudeau, Your Wish is Your Command. On one of the first CD's he is discussing a very interesting topic about your teachability index.

He has askled a very simple and direct question. What is your teachability index?

This refers to your ability to learn, and your willingness to accept change. If you are not willing to learn and change, you have what is considered to be a low teachability index. If you have a strong desire to learn and are willing to accept change, than you have what is considered to be high teachability index.

In other words, a low teachability index means that you are stuck and you will remain doing what it is that you are doing. In order to move forward, you must have a high teachability index… a desire for knowledge and change.

If you have a high teachability index and are willing to change you might want this crazy giveaway. Kevin is offering this course for only the cost of shipping. $20.00 is all he is asking, the set includes 14 CD's that were recorded over two days somewhere in the Alps, where group paid $10,000.00 a person to attend a two day event.

I just did a quick Google search and there are prices up to $400.00 posted on various websites, so if you are interested, follow this link. After listening to the first two CD's on this set, I am suggesting that you jump all over this, as it suggests that it is a limited time offer.

Your Wish is Your Command <<<<---------- CLICK HERE


James Osmar
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Canadians Chasing Beaver

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 22-04-2011

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Canadians chasing beaver and we are Damn good at it!


Words, Perception and Imagination

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 16-04-2011

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This is a super cool video put together as a compilation of thoughts, pictures and videos... enjoy!

Registered Trademark Shortcuts – ALT 0174 for the ® Symbol

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 13-03-2011

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ALT shortcut keys for the registered trademarks                                                                                                                Trade Mark

Have you ever wanted to add the  ® symbol to the end of a word or name to indicate that it was a registered word or trademark? In the past to accomplish this, I would go to Google and type in "r symbol" . This was  a little awkward and it takes a few steps as you have to also copy and paste the ® symbol into your article.


A Trademark can designated with the following symbols

  • (for an unregistered trademark that is, a mark used to promote or brand goods)
  • (for an unregistered service mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand services)
  • ® (for a registered trademark)

Well after dealing with the inefficient way to add a trademark symbol to the registered words that I was typing I did a little research and found a few very valuable shortcuts that work on the Windows operating system. You simply have to hold down the ALT key and type in some numbers.

This is especially effective for words that you may use a lot and since I write for the real estate industry on a regular basis I happen to type the word Real Estate Professional often enough that I do not have to work at remembering the shortcut. I like the shortcuts because they work with pretty much all or the word or copy editors on your PC.

I will share the shortcuts with you here:

Registered Trademark ® - Hold down the ALT 0174

Trademark ™ - Hold down the  ALT 0153

For the Service mark ℠  the shortcut and setup is a lot more work, so I would recommend the copy paste technique.

Another way to get these symbols is in many copy editing software programs is to insert the letters in brackets (TM) and you might get lucky and have the letters convert to the appropriate symbol.

For the MAC - To create an ® symbol, simply hold down he option and click  "r" 

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Flaherty Expected to Tighten Canadian Mortgage Rules

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random, Real Estate Articles | Posted on 17-01-2011

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Real Estate Blog - Post provided by the CBC NEWS

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to announce tighter mortgage rules on Monday                                                                        real-estate-motgages
to combat concerns over high Canadian household debt.

The announcement is set for 8 a.m. ET in Ottawa.

Among the expected changes are the lowering of the maximum number of years the government will back mortgages — from 35 to 30.

Ottawa is also expected to:

- Limit the insurance coverage by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. on lines of credit.

- Reduce the upper limit that Canadians can borrow against their home equity to 85 per cent from 90 per cent.

The changes come following recent warnings from the Bank of Canada on household debt levels.

In December, bank governor Mark Carney cautioned Canadian households and businesses not to be lulled by current low interest rates, because repercussions from a hike could be swift.

Last week, Agathe Cote, a deputy governor at the bank, told a Kingston, Ont., audience that a sudden weakening in the Canadian housing sector could affect other areas of the economy given the high debt loads of some households.

If that shock hits, Canadians would be expected to cut back on their spending, she said.

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Life is Good!

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random, Real Estate Articles | Posted on 26-12-2010

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Just when you start to think that your real estate sales are not going the way that you would like and life starts to get you down a little. We have all been there at one time or another, some just go there a little more often or maybe even a little deeper into that place.

This is when you need some great mind startegies to get yourself back on track. I had a lady send me a link to a video this week, it is about a man with a special condition, you really have to watch the video to have the massage permeate your thoughts. It will do you good to keep it around for those days when your real estate sales or life concerns are not going just the way you want them to.

Just think about how good you really have got it... you really have no limits except those that you place upon yourself!


Free Bargain Shopping App

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random | Posted on 17-11-2010

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This was brought to my attention this past summer, however I was a little slow to act on it. In part because I like to work a schedule that I call maintenance mode during July and August.


Let me explain, I adhere to the general thought that one deserves a good rest and should also work their butts off at other times. So with that said, I like to take July and August off and just to the stuff that takes care of business and not go overboard looking for new business. From September to Mid December it’s all work and very little play, rounding out the working calendar from Mid January I like to hit the road running and do a long distance sprint straight through the end of June.

The Calendar

  • Mid December to mid January – Maintenance mode
  • Mid January to the end of June  go like crazy – Work mode
  • July and August enjoy life – Maintenance mode
  • September to Mid December sprint to the finish line – Work mode

Well as I said this summer I was told about the Shopping Genie, it’s a little app that sits on your computer and searches the Internet for the best deals out there.  When I say best deals, I mean it will scrape the Internet for just about anything you want to buy and show you a list of comparable prices from various competitors.


There are several interesting things that you can do with the Genie other than just shop, you actually get paid when people click on links while shopping with the genie. You can give it away for free to your friends family and clients or customers, you can sell the Genie to others and create a residual income, while they can brand themselves with their clients. Now this is where it gets real interesting, you can brand the Genie with your name and logo on their computer every time they do a Google or Yahoo Search…. that is super cool and as I mentioned you can give it to your clients for free.


You have a tool that you give to your clients for free, it carries your brand and it pays you… hmmm sounds too good to be true. Doesn’t it?

Well it’s not, check out for yourself. It takes only a few minutes to download, and hey the worst that can happen is that you will have a little app that will enable you to find the best deals on the Internet.

I love what I do,

James Osmar
SellingToolz Ltd.
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Swipe Auctions

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random, Real Estate Articles | Posted on 23-09-2010

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Click on the link and what this short Video, you willl not belive the deals that people are getting.


Free Long Distance Anywhere in Canada or the U.S.

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Random, Real Estate Articles | Posted on 19-09-2010

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Would you like to make free phone calls anywhere in Canada or the US?

Well you can!

All you need is a computer with a speaker and Gmail account. That is it!

Simply go to your Gmail account or  set up a new one at the following link.

Once set up access your account dial and start talking… it’s that easy.

Click here --->>> FREE LONG DISTANCE

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