How To Successfully Market An Unforgettable War Memoir

Michael Anthony Best Of, Blogishness, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 2 Comments

Due to the notoriety of the two most recent and controversial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the consumer market has become a fertile ground for war memoirs. Readers have a strong interest in the military and an effective marketing campaign is a guaranteed way to generate sympathy and curiosity about heroic veterans. Marketing, advertising and publicity are essential to building …

American Soldier – Poem + Video

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[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIcbqrpfn7Q[/tube]   American Soldier Poem When I say… I am an American Soldier I’m not shouting I’m better than you, I’m whispering, I was a boy, and now find myself a man.   When I say… I am an American Soldier I speak not only of this with pride I’m also confessing that I stumble, make mistakes, And need competent …

Target VS Mission: Smaller Goals VS Larger Goals

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In the military we’re trained to accomplish missions, and in order to accomplish mission—large scale ones—often, the military will set up smaller targets to accomplish that will eventually lead to the accomplishment of the primary mission. This can be useful as a way of looking at goals.  If a person has a larger goal, in order to reach that goal, …

PTSD: How to Prevent PTSD

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Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a dangerous and debilitating mental condition caused by one’s exposure to traumatizing near-death experiences or seeing someone else’s. Aside from living a monastic or hermit lifestyle to avoid traumatizing experiences, there are other ways to prevent PTSD. Resilience – One way to prevent PTSD is to develop one’s resilience preferably early from childhood. Some …

PTSD: What to do when Your Child has PTSD

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Adults can have immense problems dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whether the adult his/herself is experiencing it or those around him/her. You could only imagine how children with PTSD are dealing with it. Post traumatic stress disorder can be very hard on both parents and children. It’s not enough that children go through a traumatizing event or events …

The Best Charlie Sheen Quotes

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“But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep, you know?” “I have a disease? Bullshit. I cured it with my brain.” “I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it once your face will melt off and …

PTSD: What to Do When Your Spouse has PTSD

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Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a difficult and often dangerous mental condition for patients and those around them, the immediate family, the children and especially the spouse. PTSD happens when someone comes back from a truly horrible, violent or near-death experience. Something in the brain snaps; gets rewired and the person with PTSD has no choice but to …

The CARVER System For Goals – Part 2

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Since my latest blog post about military time management, a lot of people have sent emails asking for a longer description of the military’s CARVER system.  So I decided to elaborate. As stated in my previous post, the military’s system of time management is broken up into the CARVER system. Criticality –the importance of a task. Accessibility –is it easy …

Brian Tracy Interview- Intensity, Purpose and Communication: Part 3/3

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Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, he addresses thousands of people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development, including the executives and staff of such firms as IBM, Arthur Andersen, McDonnell Douglas, and The Million Dollar Round Table. Prior to founding …

Brian Tracy Interview – Become a Better Communicator, Use Military Strategies for Success and Become a Better Leader: Part 2/3

Michael Anthony Best Of, Self Improvement / Healthy Living, Self Improvement / Healthy Living 2 Comments

Brian Tracy is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, he addresses thousands of people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development, including the executives and staff of such firms as IBM, Arthur Andersen, McDonnell Douglas, and The Million Dollar Round Table. Prior to founding …