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Sunday, April 16, 2017

On-Site Photography on Demand: Soon Available Via Smartphone App


Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Blog Visitors:

I would like to introduce you to Leanne Ferguson - a colleague of mine at LinkedIn, an entrepreneur and seasoned photographer - who is now bringing you a new photography service that can be accessed directly via a smartphone app. Her company is called Galaxy Photoz and its app instantly connects you with a vetted photographer. 

That photographer then comes to your location. There are nine types of photography services rendered: (1) Maternity, (2) Newborn, (3) Cake Smash, (4) Headshots, (5) Engagements, (6) Wedding, (7) Events, (8) Model Portfolio and (9) Portraits.

To find a quality photographer without such an app (and its featured service), you might go to a friend or colleague. Right? But if that person cannot point you in the right direction, then you'd typically have to go online, search through portfolios, check reviews then call for individual quotes and availability.

That process is both time consuming and frustrating. So, when Galaxy Photoz launches its app this coming June, you can simply download the app or go online and be connected to a vetted professional photographer within minutes. Instead of leaving a deposit with someone you just found on the internet, your deposit will be held by Galaxy Photoz itself until you receive your images. This is your assurance of quality and prompt service.

This app is being launched via Indiegogo. So, support this project on Indiegogo today and get some really cool perks while they last. Here is the Indiegogo page announcing the app and its upcoming launch and release.

www.go.galaxyphotoz.com

Best Regards,

Keith 


Happy Easter: My Favorite Bible Quote



Happy Easter Everyone.

Today, Christians from around the world celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the same time, there are many who also follow and honor Jesus (Yeshua, in Aramaic and Hebrew) but in a way that is consistent with their socio-religious thoughts and culture. Overall, there is something that unites all those who honor Jesus (or who at least say they do): empathy. This is actually the definitive message of the Dalai Lama as he travels the world. Empathy is the way we disarm hatred, discord, false judgement, and more. Empathy is the way out of war and unnecessary conflict. This was the very heart of Jesus' message, I believe. I have studied the Bible my entire life and have studied and prayed with many different sectors of the Christian faith. So, how can mankind overcome all the division in this world right now. It is very simple....just follow this one commandment of Jesus...which goes like this..."whatever you do to the least of men (and women)...you do to me". Think about this the next time you put down someone. Think about how it hurts to be falsely judged or criticized. Agree? Empathy. One simple word. A way to unify humanity and help get us all out of war, conflict, sickness, disease, and more. If there is anything pleasing to Jesus....I seriously believe it is in following this very simple commandment. Thanks. Happy Easter. Regards, Keith 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

We all tread two paths in this life


According to many bonafide spiritual masters and even medical doctors, we all tread two paths in this lifetime...the path of survival (e.g. money) and the path of love. As you can see, the path of love is totally positive, supportive and constructive. When you are loved, you feel empowered. Your health is better and you can give abundantly in your activities. However, the path of money is different. Money concerns leads to stress, bad health, and eventually you can come down with one or more chronic illnesses due to this unrelenting stress. What is the solution? Well, for me, the solution has always been to consume less. As you have a life based on simplicity, then you will need less money and then the money concern is downgraded at least in part. Also, the less time you spend making money, the more time you will have for activities that are centered around charity and goodwill. Whether it is meditation or prayer or teaching, goodwill uplifts everyone. The key to making this shift is simple: you need to remember that you are not your assets or your activity. You simply are. Your presence is what matters, and there is no commercial or economic activity that can change who you are as a person. This is a great spiritual understanding that can help you to mitigate financial stress and then participate in activities centered around goodwill and charity. If we all can make this tiny shift, in person and in group, then society will be transformed before you know it, for the better. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

House as a Metaphor for Life


Dear Blog Subscribers and Visitors:

I saw on Facebook tonight that one of the Kardashian girls recently received almost one million likes on Instagram for a semi-nude photo. This is very sad. I feel sad for the young woman as well as for the people who clicked like on that image. Here is why. The physical body is our foundation, just like the foundation of a house like the one you see at the top of this post here. The foundation is not the purpose of life. Worship of the body and physical image is not the purpose of our life. The body changes. Eventually the body will get old and will expire. I believe that the purpose of life is to use the body for higher purposes, especially intellectual and societal ones. The foundation of a house is made up of stones or cement. Is that very exciting? Not really - and I hope you agree. But if the foundation of a house is used to secure a nice living space in the house then the foundation has served well. So, if we take care of our physical bodies so that we can go to school, work, and be productive in individual and collective ways, then we have done well for ourselves and the world. If we think that the only thing that matters is our body we will suffer greatly because the body soon gets old and has issues. But if we take care of ourselves so the body is in good shape and we can engage ourselves in positive activities that enrich our lives and others' lives....then our proverbial house of the soul has been properly understood and utilized. Thanks.

Keith Charles Johnson
Senior Technical Writer
Senior OM Meditation Practitioner


Two Best Business Skills: Empathy and Vision



Happy Saturday Blog Readers and Subscribers.

Today I would like to briefly mention what I believe are the top two business skills of all times. They are empathy and vision. Empathy, as you can imagine, means having a heart. This does not imply weakness. Rather, to have feelings means you are strong. When you can see into the experience of the trainee, customer or client means you have a developed intellect and a developed sense of character. When you can see things from someone else's perspective is powerful. Then, with that knowledge and insight, you will know what to say that will drive your sales presentation or training presentation. You will be able to present aspects of your product or service that will best serve the needs and interests of person on the other side of the table, if you will. Vision is similar but this is more strategic. Vision allows you to align the journey of the customer or client with your journey as the vendor and/or provider of a good or service. Vision allows you to stay in constant contact with your client as he or she makes the journey with you and puts your goods or services to good use. You then can do your best to ensure that your client or customer achieves his or her goals and that your product or service has served well in this process.

Keith Charles Johnson
Senior Tech Writer
Senior Technology Author 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners by Keith Johnson


Happy New Year 2017 blog subscribers and visitors. I wish you a great year ahead. This post is to simply remind you of a great book I wrote just several months ago called Windows 10 for Seniors and Beginners. This book is designed to help all Windows 10 users who value instruction and guidance - beginners, novice users, small business users, the elderly, students, and more. This book is written to help you, the new or novice Windows 10 user to learn and master basic navigation and settings so that you can experience Windows 10 in a way that is best for you. Windows 10 is very intuitive but with a guide like my book, you will become a true master user and can easily install a printer, connect to different WiFi networks, use accessory applications, and more. The book is live at both Amazon and CreateSpace for just seven dollars and change. Happy Reading, Keith