Am I Really Your Friend ? – Andrew Chenery

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Hi Friends,

Everyone (including us!) has been talking a lot about the holiday season, spending time with loved ones, and the ideas of sharing and gift-giving lately. But today I want to look at this topic from a completely different angle – let’s consider the whole idea of friendship and “friends.”

You see, as we’ve become increasingly “social” many of the more human factors traditionally associated with socializing have evolved into something a LOT less “friendly!”

And, when we look at the direction where this is all headed, I become concerned about what the generation following us are really learning about the genuine qualities of friendship and what it truly means to be a friend.

Did you realize today, as of this very moment, throughout the world, approximately 1 in 7 individuals ON EARTH can be counted among Facebook users?! And this is just one of the growing numbers of social media outlets available to adults AND children.

In a recent move, Facebook announced they would be opening up permission for teenagers (13-17 year olds) to post status updates, videos and images that can now be viewed by ANYONE! Prior to this move, this information could only be seen by “friends” or “friends of friends.” To add injury to this insult, Facebook can also appropriate ANY of the posted material to use in their online advertising.

Now, while on the face of this latest proclamation it may seem inappropriate and putting too much control into the hands of not-yet-fully-developed young humans… it goes SO far beyond that! First, according to the author, Emily Bazelon, of the book “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy” allowing this degree of unrestricted freedom to kids this age hits squarely in their neurological weak spot since they simply do not have the type of impulse control you find in a fully-developed adult brain.

However, secondly…and of so much greater importance to parents like us, thanks to the spread of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kik Messenger – and the list seems to literally grow daily, about half of all online child sexual exploitation occurs through the social networks!

In a study recently conducted by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, an agency of the British government, CEO Peter Davies acknowledged the powerful potential for good, saying the medium is not to blame; human behavior is where the blame should be placed.

Unfortunately, this power for igniting positive worldwide awareness and action on behalf of charitable, social, artistic and educational causes has become a double-edged sword. Unlike some of the other networks, Facebook requires users to post under their real identities – exposing these youth to easier tracking, identification and possibly a lifelong online “record” of some youthful indiscretions.

Look, Friend, I know how quickly the world keeps changing and it can be really difficult to always keep up with the “latest thing.” Just looking at the explosion of Facebook alone in the last 9 years staggers the imagination:

  • 2004: 1 million users
  • 2005: 5.5 million users
  • 2006: 12 million users
  • 2007: 50 million users
  • 2008: 100 million users
  • 2009: 350 million users
  • 2010: 608 million users
  • 2011: 845 million users
  • 2012: 1.06 billion users
  • YTD 2013: 1.2 BILLION USERS

This social change is unavoidable, so as parents we just have to be sure to prepare the kids in our life for what they’re going to encounter out there in cyberspace. And as a part of this “online preparedness” we’re imparting (along with some good, old-fashioned common sense) we also need to share the REAL meaning of friendship!

Just because someone “friends” you on some cyber-timeline does NOT mean this person is really your friend! Hearing someone boasting, “I’ve got 20,00 ‘friends’!” most probably means they actually have no idea of the meaning of friendship. Be sure your kids know this and share stories about what your true friends have done with you and for you throughout the entire life of that friendship. Seeing and hearing tangible examples of the values you want to pass on to the kids in your life will carry so much more weight than a few online “Like” clicks!

And while you’re sharing these pearls of wisdom with the next generations, don’t keep it to yourself! Share this information with your friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and, yes, even with your social networks on Facebook and Twitter. Please don’t forget me either – I want to hear your idea of friendship, something amazing a friend did for you or what a special friend means to you!

Thats it from me for today – make sure you really build some deep friendships that last.

Have a blessed weekend and speak next week.

Andrew

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How to Communicate – Andrew Chenery

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Hi Friend,

You ever notice how people think they have great people skills? They talk about how they’re great with people or love being social. Yet at the same time everyone seems to just plain suck at basic communication and “social” has moved from face-to-face to an online “virtual” reality?

Like the marketplace, communications are an ever-evolving outlet. Only a few decades ago, every household relied on a landline phone in their home. Now? Less than 50% of our nations households have a landline!

And yes, most people use mobile phones, but communication has changed more than that. Social media sites like Twitter, which just made its stock market debut at just over £18.9 billion pounds recently and Facebook are redefining communication in a big way.

Here’s just one example of this “communication evolution.” A teenager was arrested for disturbing the peace after a typical teenage prank. Instead of using his “one phone call” to call someone to bail him out, he used his smart phone to post a Facebook status.

Guess what? It worked! Not long after, a friend showed up at the station to collect him and take him home. Our communication has become so reliant on digital technology, and not face-to-face human interactions, most people avoid actually dealing with a live human at all costs!

It is wildly interesting to see how much it has all changed. Most people wonder what this means for our society. The problem with a lack of face to face, is it dehumanizes social interaction. It takes the “human” factor out of talking to a human!

Of over 18,000 teenagers surveyed, 90% admitted technology makes life easier, but about 60% said that people rely on it too much and it can be dehumanizing.

In fact this fear of dehumanizing our society has become such a threat, there is a new wave of empathy-geared games. These games are focused on teaching children about empathy, as they wouldn’t normally recognize it. Wow, Friend can you imagine that?!

As our ever-changing society evolves in its different forms of communication, recognize that you are in total control of your communications and that of your kids. You don’t have to invest in empathy-themed games to equip your child to be an influential and skilled people-person. Your family does not have to be victim or fear the dehumanization of everything!

Despite whatever social media, technology or changes continue to occur in communications in our world — you as a parent are the one responsible for what goes in your household! Isn’t it time to put actual PEOPLE back into “people skills” and arm yourself — and your family — with those timeless communication tools, regardless of the medium, that can make you true masters of your “domain!”

While we want to see more human interaction, we also understand the online realities of today, so I invite you to “Like,” “Tweet” and share today’s message. But don’t stop there, start the conversation face-to-face today with your friends, coworkers and family. And, don’t forget to let me know your favorite form of communication!

Well thats it from me for today – have an awesome blessed day and I’ll be speaking with you tomorrow.

Andrew 🙂

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How To Initiate Change – Andrew Chenery

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Hi Friends,

Today I want to talk with you about a simple tool that will make you more money. It demonstrates your trustworthiness at work, is required for you to start your own business and increases your productivity and confidence.

It’s called initiative! Initiative is defined as “the initiation of action, independent of outside influence or control.” In other words, when something needs to be done, you do it without being told.

When you have no initiative, you train others to babysit and micro-manage you because you’re just not dependable. When you DO have it, you put your career or business under YOUR CONTROL.

You see, 98% of the population believes if it isn’t in their official “Job Description,” it isn’t their problem. Because of this mindset, you have a tendency to fall behind in your profession simply because you aren’t picking up new skill sets.

When you fall behind, you cause pressure in your job and eventually this pressure builds to a point where your confidence inevitably escapes!

Today, let’s rate your level of initiative based on your real-world results. If you are coming up short in any area, you might be fighting:

  • Laziness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of determination
  • Fear of failure

So how do you fight these?

  • Take responsibility for your job, business or home
  • Become a problem-solver. Seek different solutions!
  • Learn new skills

If you work for yourself, you can’t afford not to listen to this message! A lack of initiative not only puts less money in your pocket due to lack of confidence and productivity, it also costs you money if you have to hire outside sources to pick up your own slack.

Your future, your job and your income are 100% in your control if you master this tip. Friend, it’s time to step up! Dump the “not my job” mindset and start working on cultivating those valuable skills.

How are your initiative skills? Are you ready to take control? Leave me your comments and let me know. While you’re there, make sure to “Like” and “Share” because you never know who in your circle of influence needs to read this today.

Thats it for today – Have a blessed day

Andrew

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How to be a Real Leader – Andrew Chenery

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Hi Friends,

Leadership is one of the key components for success in the world today (and yesterday). If you’re a business owner, it’s something you must work on and develop every day of your life! But, too often if you don’t see yourself in that traditional leadership position, you might fail to see the importance of showing or grooming your “leader” skill set.

Most people don’t realize the power and influence they have over others. If you’re a mother, you have a huge realm of influence. If you’re a teacher, you’re a leader. Even, if you’re just an “ordinary” person living your life, you have influence over your friends and neighbors!

Think about it, when you’re looking for a new doctor or place to eat, someone to cut your hair, or even to take your dry cleaning… where do you go? To your friends! In this same way you have a similar power of influence over others.

Today, consider the qualities you think make a good leader. Honestly, the only wrong answer is the non-answer! No matter what kind of leader you want to be, there will always be people who don’t agree with what you believe in. And you know what? That is okay!

If you want to continue growing your skills, growing your leadership, take a realistic look at yourself and purposely pinpoint and list your flaws. As the New Year approaches, think about what you could do better and where you can be a better leader – whether at work, in the home or even on Facebook.

If you aren’t sure what makes a strong leader, that is okay too. It’s been a very long time since our society and even our nation has had a strong, compassionate and unifying leader.

Think about the last time you met or heard about a leader who totally inspired you. And if no one comes to mind, then think about a leader who completely missed the mark and what qualities and behaviors they were missing.

About 15 years ago, I met up with a group of entrepreneurs. Because I learned at a young age if there was something I wanted in life to find someone else who has what you want and to do what they do. I studied under this group for years on how to become successful in business and to make money.

If you’re trying to figure out how to become a great leader in life, use that same principle here! Start writing down what traits and assets you think go into a great leader – drawn either from good examples, or bad, in your personal life.

As this New Year fast approaches, let’s rise us up as leaders like our nation has not seen in many, many years. When you’re thinking about your resolutions for 2014, go bigger than you did last year! Come up with something you can work on in your life that could have a huge impact on your circle of influence, your business and your family.

Tell me what characteristics you think make a great leader, and don’t forget to “Like” and “Share” this post on your social media. And for those leaders in your life, be sure to share this message with them… they need to know they have an impact on your life – and who knows, someone may tell you what an awesome leader YOU are!

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Tips to being Happy – Andrew Chenery

Hi,

Have you ever wondered where you could find that magical formula for happiness? It’s got to be a fantasy, right? Because everyone knows that “happily ever after” really doesn’t exist. Or does it?

Believe it or not, but I’m here to tell that 98% of the population doesn’t realize that “happily ever after” really IS achievable at any time!

What most of these people encounter on their quest to achieve that elusive state of happiness is a mind-set that their happiness hinges on just ONE thing. Like, “If only I found my soul mate, I’d be happy forever.” And after they find their spouse, it then changes to, “If only I had my dream career, I’d really find happiness.”

So, they spend their whole lives looking for the next “thing” guaranteed to make them happy. And in the process, they miss all those things in their life every day, along their path, right in front of them, that could be the true source of their joy and contentment!

In today’s world, happiness is more of a far-off goal — the ultimate destination — and you are expected to accept your journey to really be about just “settling” for something less. “Happy” acts as the carrot right in front of your nose, but remainsjuuuust out of reach.

According to research, a revision is being proposed to expand the conditions included within the psychiatric disorder classifications. Another form of depression? Possibly something brought on by all this new technology? Guess again… it’s happiness! Ummmm, what the heck?! In this proposal to classify “happiness” as a psychiatric disorder, the author states that happiness is“statistically abnormal.”

The truth is there are people out there who just don’t want you to be happy. In fact, a majority of people in high places would prefer you to stay stuck in your rut, dumbed out, numbed out and just barely getting by. Why? Because then they can sell you solutions to all your “problems.”

I’m declaring today, enough is enough! I’m here to tell you that happiness is not determined by your circumstances. It’s determined by YOU. If you’ve been around my community or interacted with all of our amazing clients on Facebook, you see the proof! We have countless stories of people who have restored relationships, paid off debt, become financially independent and brought harmony into their family. These are the true causes for happiness, celebration and positive attitudes!

There’s nothing wrong with being happy, or wanting to better your life. And you can start right now by taking these steps to increase your happiness:

1. Choose to be happy: Recognize that it is a choice. You can choose to let little things get you down, tie your happiness to the decisions and actions of others, or you can decide to let it go!

Choose positivity, choose life, choose happiness.

2. Cultivate a culture of gratitude: Do you have an amazing spouse or beautiful, uniquely-gifted, children? Relish this and celebrate daily in the awesome of your life! What do you have that others say they would love to swap places with you for?

3. Don’t hold grudges: Choose to forgive, even if others have not asked for forgiveness or apologized. You don’t need to hang on to their stuff and that hurt will do nothing to better your life or help you achieve happiness.

4. Feed yourself positive things: What you feed will flourish, what you neglect will die. If you are feeding and focusing on the positive things in your life, you will see growth in that area. If all you focus on is the bad, negative things, you might notice major growth in THAT area of your life.

5. Surround yourself with positive people: Birds of a feather flock together. If your family, friends and community are focusing on the good in life, instead of being “Debby Downers” who always linger on the bad, you will see a drastic change in your life. Have you ever heard the term, misery loves company? DON’T BE ITS COMPANY!

6. Do something meaningful: When your life, your career or actions have a higher purpose, it makes you feel more accomplished. Whether it’s spending time with your loved ones, spending time working for a good cause or spending time on something of great importance to you.

Friend, today I want you to embrace happiness. Choose to stop living in misery, because it never got anyone, anywhere. Unhappiness keeps you stuck in debt, focused on material things, and basically just dependent, overworked, overstressed and miserable!

Declare your own independence today and spread the good word: BE HAPPY! Together, we can beat the odds and make happiness the statistical norm. Tell me what makes YOU happy and encourage everyone you know to choose happiness by sharing this post. And, please be sure to “Like” and share today’s message… because “liking” is all about happiness, right?!

 

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Utility Prices Still Going Up? – Andrew Chenery

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Now’s the time to change for your household or business…

We’ve all seen the headlines and shocking news that energy companies are still pushing up our bills whilst announcing huge profits, and we can do little about it.

Well now is the chance to change that – at least for your household or business.

If you were shown a way to reduce your utility charges each month, with no obligation to take the offer – would you want to see how much you could save?

A local business now offers you that chance. Based in Felixstowe,
Financial PeaceUK can come and show you how you can start saving money, for the same products!

• What does paying less mean to you?
• How would you like to save money?
• Does the cost of having the heating on worry you?

Well we can help reduce those costs for you, taking away those worries!

An appointment with you is totally free, we do not charge you anything – and remember you are under no obligation to take these savings available if you choose not to – we only ask that you take a look.

We can show households and businesses how they could save money on their utility bills despite having contracts with other providers. If you are happy with the savings we can make you, we will take care of making the changes, and again we do not charge for this – we want you to have total Financial Peace!

P.S. Should you decide to accept our offer, there are also savings to be made on other shopping purchases.

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Open Your Mind To All Possibilities – Andrew Chenery

salesFor over a decade, I have worked with different kinds of people from all different walks of life. There is one thing I have run into over and over again that severely hurts a person’s chance for success. I want to share it with you today, because it’s not just a problem adults have — your kids need to know this, as well!

I constantly come in contact with business people who won’t follow directions. They refuse to follow directions, they are not teachable and they constantly push the envelope to reinvent the wheel their own way. The vast majority of this type of person fails. They can’t keep a job, and they have very little stability. They can’t succeed in business because they’re unteachable and they’re forever looking for greener grass, always chasing the wind.

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An unteachable person cannot listen to or learn from anyone. They say, “I know that already,” or“My way is better.” They have tons of ideas and suggestions, and they are always right — or so they think. But this will never help them to succeed.

On the other hand, a teachable person says, “Teach me! Show me! Guide me! Just tell me what to do, and I’ll do it.”  They are willing to put their ideas and suggestions aside in order to learn from someone else. They are more concerned with learning than they are with being right. These are the people who become outrageously successful.

This is not just my opinion. This is what I have seen as a businessman who has coached hundreds of people. I have seen who succeeds and who fails, and I’m telling you people who cannot follow directions get fired, go out of business, and have failing marriages and out-of-control children.

My friend, whether you have kids right now or not, I want you to think about what happens when a child is raised to be unteachable. They will not follow directions and will not obey you or anyone else. It will cause frustration in the home and in relationships. It will hinder them in school. It can keep them from getting a job. It will keep them from getting raises and promotions in their jobs, or even get them fired.

And why? Because they can’t follow directions. That’s why it’s so important to start teaching them while they’re young.

Because of my experience working with adults in business, I recognized this principle before I began raising kids.  I vowed to teach my kids to obey, follow directions and to follow through the first time I told them something. There was no room for, “But I don’t want to!” or “I’ll do it later.” They learned to say, “Yes!” and do what they were told, the first time they were told. If they did not obey, they were disciplined. This equipped them for success.

Today, they are honourable and respectful teenagers and young adults who gladly follow directions given by myself, as well as their bosses at work. They are so teachable and eager to learn, both at work and at home. This has positioned them for success for the rest of their lives.

Imagine being trained in this way as a child — follow directions the first time; hear a request and follow through immediately.

It doesn’t matter how old your children are, or how long you have been in a pattern of disobedience, procrastination and rebellion. It’s not too late!

You have to choose which outcome you want for you and your children — do you want to succeed or fail; do you want your children to succeed or fail?

Choose today to take steps toward being teachable and following directions. Next time you are asked to do something, try saying, “Sure, I’d be glad to!” instead of fighting the directive. Next time you are tempted to argue or say, “I know, I know,” stop for a moment and listen to what the other person has to say.

This will change your reputation and cause people to see you as reliable and dependable. It will set you up for success at work, at home and in your community. It will set your children up for a lifetime of success.

This is NOT something to mess around with. This one thing can and WILL make or break your future and the future of your children.

highly encourage you to share this with every parent, grandparent, teacher, youth leader, babysitter, and everyone who has or works with kids. Let’s do our part to help rain the next generation for success!  Just share this post on Facebook and Twitter.

I wish you a blessed day and to accept any opportunity that might come your way. Stay blessed & just keep smiling 🙂

Earn Extra Income – Andrew Chenery

Do you have a passion and a desire to succeed?

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You do not need any qualifications to be part of this business, actually you do, you need to have a heart beat and the ability to breath, and that’s it, -however you do need to be professional, ambitious and customer focused, oh yes and the desire to have fun doing it.

Due to the high level of demand we need to recruit and train more people into this business. If you want to be part of our expansion plans, your investment will be £100 inc vat, which you will have refunded after securing your third client.

The benefits of joining us are:

  • Low set up costs (no premises required)
  • High return on investment
  • £2000 – £83,000 per month earnings potential
  • Excellent in-depth training programme
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Experienced, strong & supportive leadership team
  • UK based PLC & UK call centre
  • Excellent profit margins
  • Time freedom
  • Personal growth
  • Economy proof
  • FUN !!

So if you describe yourself as:

  • Enthusiastic and determined with a professional approach
  • Having a wish to succeed in your own business
  • Helpful & friendly – willing to go the extra mile
  • Enjoy learning new skills
  • Having pride in yourself and in helping clients feel great

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