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Friday, July 22, 2016

Fears Of Business Owners

What Are the Greatest Fears for Male and Female Business Owners?

When it comes to gauging your biggest fears as a business owner, several prominent choices come immediately to mind. Perhaps the greatest fear of all is failure. As will be shown, male and female business owners share this great fear, but express it and respond to it in very different ways. Maybe it's no great surprise that a female business owner or community leader, such as Mary Hayashi among many others, would have a different notion of the exact definition of "fear of failure" than one of her many male counterparts. However, it is instructive to take a closer look at just what these differences in perception of failure may entail.

How Do Male Business Owners Deal With Their Fear Of Failure?

For male business owners, dealing with the fear of failure often involves a desperate grab for power. This doesn't necessarily mean that male business owners are prone to fire their entire management team and attempt to play each role completely by themselves. However, it does tend to mean that a male business owner will attempt to concentrate all power and responsibility in their own hands in an attempt to ensure that each and every aspect of the company's operation runs smoothly and efficiently according to their own very subjective and personal specifications.

How Do Female Business Owners Differ in Their Fear of Failure?

In contrast to a male business owner's definition of failure - loss of control, a female business owner tends to define their own greatest fear in terms of not living up to their own definition of self-worth or potential. Women who found and run their own businesses tend to be excessive perfectionists. Each and every detail has to be perfectly in place. If this is not the case and the business begins to run less than perfectly smooth, women business owners tend to blame themselves as the primary agent responsible for the shortfall.

A Female Business Owner's Sense of Perfectionism Can Haunt Them

It is this deep seated sense of perfectionism that is both a major asset and occasional drawback to a female business owner. It's hard to let go of traits that shot you to the top of the industry, even when too much free expression exposes their negative qualities. This is precisely why so many female business owners define their own fear of failure in largely personal terms, while their male counterparts view failure as a more of a systemic issue arising from their own lack of complete control. This fear of losing control is expressed in outward terms by men and inward terms by women.

The Basic Definition of Success Is Ultimately the Same for All Owners

While it is true that male and female business owners register a different response to the basic fear of failure, it is also true that this fear does stem from the same set of concerns. Failing in business can seem like a personal failure, even if the precise causes of that failure can be assigned to specific incidents or individuals. However, the definition of success - reaching one's goal of independence and prosperity - is also basically the same for both male and female business owners. For more information concerning this and similar topics, check out this page.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Online Streaming: Is Television Moving To The Internet?

Your TV Key may not unlock anything one day - nothing can change the shape of what, apparently, is to come:

US Newspapers have already been dealt a severe blow by the Infobahn. Television and radio may be the last stand for old media: The Guardian reports East Africa’s largest media company announced it’s shutting down three of its radio stations and one television channel in a move that has shocked the region’s media industry.

And then there's this via Current: Illinois TV stations WQEC in Quincy, WMEC in Macomb and WSEC in Springfield now go on the air at 10 a.m. and sign-off at 10 p.m. weeknights and 11 p.m. weekends.

Your local TV or radio station might be next... do you care?

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12-Year-Old Jazz Phenom Joey Alexander Brings Piano Trio to Helsinki Hudson

The phenomenal 13-year-old Bali-born jazz pianist Joey Alexander brings his trio to 

  • Club Helsinki Hudson - Friday, December 2, at 8pm

An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marked his recording debut with the release of "My Favorite Things," nominated as Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

JoeyAlexander taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to classic jazz albums. An amateur musician, Alexander's father soon recognized his son's gift for jazz, as his technique and ability to grasp complicated musical concepts was beyond someone of his years. Due to the lack of jazz education where he lived, Alexander began attending jam sessions with senior musicians. From there, his musical intuition flourished, as did his love of playing jazz.

Monday, June 27, 2016

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Sandra Lee, Billy Joel - Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride Kick-Off

As part of the "Get Screened, No Excuses" campaign, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to increase access to breast cancer screenings and build on the series of breast cancer initiatives outlined in the 2016 State of the State address. Governor Cuomo signed the legislation at Citi Field during New York State’s first-ever breast cancer motorcycle ride. Hundreds of participants, including Sandra Lee and Billy Joel, joined the Governor on the ride to raise awareness of the disease across New York State.

Text “GET SCREENED” to 81336 to find a breast cancer screening location near you.

The comprehensive legislative package is the nation's most aggressive breast cancer screening action plan, ensuring that woman across the state have access to the health care and services they need and deserve. The new law will require extended hours for screening at 210 hospital-based mammography facilities across the state and eliminate insurance hurdles for mammograms and other screening and diagnostic imaging procedures to detect breast cancer.

Sandra Lee: Thank you and thank you all for coming. You know, I have to tell you that living through breast cancer has been one of the hardest things that I’ve had to do in my life. However, it is not nearly as difficult – when you’re diagnosed early, that’s the easy part. And I can tell you how hard it’s been on me – an incredibly difficult year. But the women who don’t get diagnosed early, those are the women who really suffer. And there’s a reason why I had to go through what I went through, by setting the example and allowing people an inside view and my sweetheart and inside view of what it takes to get through it. And those kinds of examples are what it takes to change the laws and to make it accessible for all women to get screened. No cost, easy access – that’s what it’s about.

And I’m so grateful that I have my partner Andrew -- as you know, the Governor – who could make a difference and did make a difference. So I want to thank him and I want thank you all for coming out. And I want to share with the women listening and watching who will view this and read it in print: there is no excuse for you not to get tested. It does not cost anything. We have mobile units on the ground – ten of them. The clinics are left open on weekends and on evenings. Without you here, who is going to take care of your family? Who is going to be your girlfriend’s girlfriend? You need to get tested and screened, you need to stay here so you can enjoy these beautiful days on our beautiful beaches in our beautiful state. And with that, I would like for you to please let me welcome, my sweetheart, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo: Thank you very much. Well, it is really a pleasure to be here. How beautiful is Sunken Meadow? Really is special. To our County Executives, Nassau, Suffolk – I'm not going to get into the Nassau/Suffolk debate, it is always ferocious. I love Long Island, all of it. Let's give Ed Mangano and Steve Bellone a big round of applause and thank them for their leadership.

To my friend Bill Joel who is such a great New Yorker. Everybody knows it, everybody feels it and that's part of why he is who he is. He is authentic, he is genuine, he loves his music, but he loves his state and he loves his community even more and whenever we need him to help us in any way, like today, he's there. Billy Joel. Billy also brings his own specials fans with him where ever he goes.

And Sandra Lee. You know, you think you know someone, we’ve been together many, many years and this year was one of the hardest that I've ever gone through personally, going through Sandy's situation, we had just lost my father. And you think you know a person. She has a strength and a resilience in her core that was unbelievable. Because to get through this breast cancer surgery, that’s exactly what you need. It really questions one to their core and she taught me a lot personally and I learned a lot about the issue. And if there is a silver lining to the situation that we went through, it's that we are going to make the situation better for millions of New Yorkers.

Like most cancers, but especially breast cancer, the best prevention is detection. You don't get detected unless you get screened. You need to get screened. And over the past year, we've been in hospitals talking to doctors, talking to patients. "Why haven't you gotten screened?" And basically, we made a list of the reasons why people didn't get screened and then we resolved those issues.

The first one was, "I can't afford it, it's too much money." This state, we’re going to sign a law, in a little bit this morning that eliminates any payment by the patient for a screening test. No co-pay, no deductible, no cost, whatsoever. Second reason people said, “I can’t find the time. I work 9-5, the hospitals closed, the clinics closed.” The law is going to says the hospital has to stay open another four hours every week after five o’clock and on weekends so that people will be able to find the screening accessible. The third was, “it’s too complicated, I can’t figure it out.” We have a full website and a personal navigator service where you can call an actual person on the telephone who will walk you through how to do it, where to go, how to get coverage if you don’t have it.

The fourth reason was, “I’m afraid.” They wouldn’t say it that way, but "I’m afraid. I don’t want to know. I want to avoid it." And that's what today is all about. There's no excuse not to get screened. It's not going to cost you anything. The hospital will be open the hours that you're ready. There will be someone to walk you through it. But, the first step is up to you and you have to take the first step. You have to go for the screening and there is no excuse not to.

We've gotten a lot done in this state over the past few years – we're building things, we're passing great laws. This law is going to save lives. It will literally save lives and I can't tell you how excited I am. Now we just have to get people out to take that first step to get screened and that's what today is all about and the only way we're going to do it is by getting on those motorcycles and riding all across this state. So let’s ride. Thank you and God bless you.

As part of a $91 million plan announced in January [continues after the jump]

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