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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