Look After the Important Things in Life in 2013

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I hope to spend time with all of you this year in one way or another, have a great 2013!

“A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.”

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Steve Jobs Super yacht “Venus” Seized in the Netherlands

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This article was taken from NDTV:

The Hague: A super yacht built for then Apple founder Steve Jobs has been seized in Amsterdam following a bill row with product designer Philippe Starck.

Last Wednesday the bailiffs of an Amsterdam court boarded the ship, called Venus, and chained it to the dock with the vessel forbidden to be moved, Xinhua on Friday quoted the Het Financieele Dagblad daily as saying.

The row is about an unpaid invoice of three million euros (about $4 million) sent by Starck, who worked with Jobs for years in designing the ship.

As a compensation he would get six per cent of the costs of the yacht. Since Venus was estimated at 150 million euros, Starck expected to receive nine million euros.However according to the heirs, Jobs’ ship in reality only cost 105 million euros and as a result Starck was paid six million euros.

The French designer did not get a response to the invoice for the remaining three million euros, Het Financieele Dagblad reported.

The 80-metre aluminium motor ship was just about to leave the port of Amsterdam. After a construction period of two years, Venus was launched in Aalsmeer two months ago and delivered to Jobs’ widow Laurene.

Steve Jobs died in October last year at the age of 56 years. He had planned to sail the world on the Venus with his wife and children. The yacht includes a sun terrace with Jacuzzi and is controlled via seven 27-inch iMacs.

The duration of the seizure was not immediately known. Jobs and Starck became good friends during their cooperation and never contractually agreed the payment.

 

One of the World’s Fastest Growing Public Companies

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PROVO, Utah—Jan. 3, 2012—Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) announced today that it has been named one of the world’s fastest growing public companies inThe International Business Times’  2011 IBT 1000 listing. Additionally, Nu Skin was one of the 10 fastest growing companies ranked in the Household and Personal Products category and the largest company represented in this group.

“This is a wonderful honor and a direct reflection of our outstanding global sales force that is helping Nu Skin reach new heights of success as they focus on selling our proprietary ageLOC anti-aging products and sharing Nu Skin’s powerful business opportunity,” said Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer of Nu Skin. “Working together with our global management team, our talented sales leaders have helped Nu Skin reach record revenue levels in each of the past two years – with a third straight year of record revenue projected for 2011.”

The 2011 IBT 1000 Fastest Growing Companies list ranks companies using its three-year revenue Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), with each year’s revenue calculated on the basis of the Last Twelve Months (LTM). The three-year CAGR of Nu Skin Enterprises is 10.1 percent.

About International Business Times

International Business Times is an online global business newspaper, comprising of 18 editions, published in 10 languages. It is among the top three online business newspapers in the world. The publication, sometimes called IBTimes, offers news, analysis and opinion on geo-politics, global economy, markets, large and small cap companies, science and technology, and business life and culture. The company launched its website in 2005 with the vision of serving all the countries in the world with comprehensive business coverage. It is a privately-held company wholly owned by its Board of Directors. Its global headquarters are in the Financial District of New York City.

 About Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunity and corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company’s scientific leadership in both skin care and nutrition has established Nu Skin as a premier anti-aging company, evidenced in its unique ageLOC science that addresses aging at its source. The company’s anti-aging products feature the new ageLOC suite of products including the ageLOC R2 nutritional supplement, ageLOC Galvanic Spa System and Galvanic Body Spa, as well as the ageLOC Transformation daily skin care system. A global direct selling company, Nu Skin operates in 52 markets worldwide and has more than 825,000 independent distributors. Nu Skin is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NUS.” More information is available at http://www.nuskin.com.

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Dr Joe Chang Wins Golden Bridge Award

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Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

The Golden Bridge Business awards were created to honor and generate industry wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area.

Companies are always trying to provide the best products and services to their customers. When they listen to their customer needs, they are able to build better products and provide better services. We call this building bridges that connect the companies and customers together. And if that bridge could benefits both it must be a golden bridge.

This year 2012 Dr Joe Chang won the award for the most innovative person of the year. And has introduced a complete range of products based on science from LifeGen (NuSkin Acquired LifeGen in 2009) with a 30 year base of information into NuSkin. This promises more products to come in the future……………

With its unparalleled science within AgeLOC, effective clinical studies, and innovative products, Nu Skin has positioned itself as an ANTI-AGING LEADER IN THE DIRECT SELLING INDUSTRY.

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