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The Right Way to Sneeze – Please People

September 16, 2010 1 comment

The Right Way to Sneeze
By Sandra Torres

This is something we all need to learn and practice. I can’t stand when I see someone be so careless, unfortunately there are too many germs floating around. There are many diseases that can be spread from person to person by a sneeze or cough. I definitely don’t want to share your germs or touch what you touched after you sneezed or coughed into your hand.

Take your part in controlling your germs and sickness’. The problem is most people are selfish and as much as they are very critical of others and what they do, they are not considerate of them or don’t think they should abide by the same rules. Take your part, and if everyone played a role we’d all be a little healthier.

I recommend you practice this All the time and be considerate of others.

When you cough or sneeze, never cough or sneeze directly into the air and never ever into your hand(s). To prevent germs, when you cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow. Bring your arm up to your face and cough or sneeze into your elbow bend as oppose to your hand. You’re going to need your hand again. You’re going to have to grab on to something “public” or touch something, or never know when you need to shake someone’s hand.

Use hand sanitizers whenever you can- carry around those little bottles and use it often in public – especially if you’re the type who is always extending a warm handshake out. Have you noticed people today aren’t so receptive to shake hands too much? They would rather give you a pound – which is a fist to fist touch.

Wash your hands often as well, If I have a tendency to itch my face or rub my eye, I definitely don’t want to do it after I touched something that was sneezed on. So I wash my hands often and if I don’t have a bathroom around, I use my hand sanitizer. If I’m out of sanitizer, I tend to use the sleeve of my jacket or shirt to rub my eye if I have to.

The goal is prevention. Be more aware of what’s around you and play your part in spreading less germs. It’s better for all of us.

Sandra Torres

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Sandra Torres is a Business and Marketing Coach, Self-help Author, Fitness Enthusiast and Mother of a wonderful teenage boy.  Sandra works creating and writing ad copy, web content, developing sales strategies to drive sales and often does Social Media Trainings.  As a Business Coach, she helps small business owners, individuals and corporate executives effectively operate their businesses through guidance and consulting.

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Bare Truth About Social Media

September 8, 2010 2 comments

I know many people who don’t fully understand Social Media.. This is a quick post.


I will buy from you because of one of two reasons; 1) I like you, because you have interacted with me and I will spend money to support you if you have a good product and 2) I Need the product and I like you so I will buy from you.   I do not shop on corporate sites where their customer service is rude or arrogant and I will not shop with the local small business owner.

So interact and get to know your Social Media network of friends.  Do not ‘friend’ people just to merely send them a link or post on their wall.  People hate that, cause I hate that. It’s so informal.  And I can even read right through when someone Tries to be perceived as “nice” on my wall with a gesture of their link.. No thank you, you will be deleted.  I am a woman with high intuitions meter.  The only way to success on these many platforms is to be liked and respected.

What the Bible Would Say About Social Media

Social Media is patient

Social Media is kind

It does not envy

It does not boast

It is not self – seeking

🙂 Social Media is You..and you must Give of yourself, your time, your heart and Be Nice.

To your Success!

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About the Author:

Sandra Torres is a Business and Marketing Coach, Self-help Author, Fitness Enthusiast and Mother of a wonderful teenage boy.  Sandra works creating and writing ad copy, web content, developing sales strategies to drive sales and often does Social Media Trainings.  As a Business Coach, she helps small business owners, individuals and corporate executives effectively operate their businesses through guidance and consulting.

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3 Exercises to Perfectly Toned Arms

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

People always want to know what are the easiest ways to strong, lean, toned arms. Well, the exercises are easy, getting dedicated to doing them daily is much harder. These exercises are the start of strength and health. I am a strong believer in muscle confusion and creating new ways to attack and work all the muscles in your arms and body. The following sets of 3 exercises are the fastest Iíve found that work best at creating definition.

First and foremost, begin with a good stretch. Stretching your arms is extremely important to do before and after any and all arm strengthening exercises. The best way to give yourself a good stretch is to use a doorway or wall edge. Grab at and walk through the door way with your arm holding onto the edge so your arm is completely extended out behind you, as if youíre walking through and your arm is left behind you holding on. Do a good pull and twist movement and really feel it.

If you’re outside or don’t have a doorway to use, make sure you bring your arm in front and across your chest while using the opposite hand to pull towards you. You can also reach up, grab your elbow with opposite hand and pull back. And lastly, put your hands on your hips and motion your elbows, with your hands still on your hips, to point in front of you, as much as you can that is, Make sure you do both hands. Then shake it off, do an arm wiggle. And mentally prepare and commit to the sets.

Exercise 1; Push Ups- Push-ups are great for strength and really start to build your core muscle and strength structure. Push-ups give you strength; if you’re a beginner do 3 sets of 5 push-ups. If you need to do it with bended knees do 3 sets of 7. That’s your goal, there’s no giving up. I don’t want to hear, “I can’t do it,” because you can.

Exercise 2; Dips – Dips are done to work the tri-ceps primarily but really work out your entire arm. Dips can be done just about anywhere with just about anything, even with nothing.
Dips can be done:

* On the floor- beginning with sitting straight up on the floor and your knees bent, pick up your butt of the floor and start your dips, feeling and concentrating your strength on your triceps move up and down by bending your arms up and down. Reps 3 sets of 13.

* With a chair or bench-sit at the edge of the chair pick your butt up and go down as low as you can in front of the chair while your arms are holding on to the edge of the chair. Beginners might try this with knees bent and the entire feet are flat on the ground. Advanced or the more experienced can try with legs fully extended out in front of you. So when you are dipping only your heels are touching the floor.

Exercise 3; Pull ups – Ok, most people donít have a pull up bar at home. The ones that fit on the door way are really great and if you can you should purchase one. Otherwise hit the park, some parks have exercise trails and a pull up bar if not, go to where the kids play, monkey bars are not just for kids, they can help you and you can use them.

Pull ups are a challenge. Most starting out can barely do one or two. But over time you will notice yourself improving. Initially if you need help, and you probably will, use a partner to help, a chair, stool, rubber stretch band or something you can use for assistance. You will still feel your muscles being worked and eventually you will be able to do them unassisted.

Focus all your mind and attention on your arms. Pull up and then come down slowly all the way, the goal is to be committed to doing the reps and completing them. The more your arms get accustomed to the exercise, the easier and easier it gets to complete your reps on your own. Also a great way to build strength is to change up the position of your arms in between reps. If you do your first rep with your arms at shoulder width apart with your grip facing you, move your arms further apart for the next rep, or closer, or change your grip away from you. Tip: You might want to use some workout gloves, otherwise you’ll get blister hands.

Pull-ups are not just for arms, if you feel your abs being worked, it’s because they are. Pull-ups have a great impact on your abs. Reps: start with 5 sets of 5 and if you can do more, do them.

Do these exercises at least 4 to 5 times per week and remember to commit. Next I will show you other easy arm and chest exercises to add and change-up to your workout. Feeling strong in your arms gets addictive and you will start to care about your overall health.

Success comes at a price

August 26, 2010 2 comments

It all depends on how bad you really want it.   If you want something, you must seek that thing, you must live reaching for that dream, thinking about it every minute, planning it every second, fighting hard to get it.  Dreams are the wonderful gifts life gives us. They are worth your every breath.

Article Submission Site List

Article submission is one of the most critical components of SEO.  A well written article with just the right amount of keywords, not overdoing it, yet perfectly distributed will attract search engine spiders and thus increase your visibility on the web.   I have had this list in my resources for some time so I thought I’d share it with all of you today.

It’s a list of  Article Submission sites, where you can post your articles, blog post, information on your products or services, etc.  Submitting your articles and blog posts throughout these ‘engines’ will drive links and hits back to your site or blog.

Make sure that at the end of the article or write up you include a link back to your site or blog.  This will help drive backlinks to your site and is good for search engines and rankings.  Very much worth it if you do a few per day.  Hope you enjoy!


  26. www.ArticleMatrix.Com

Also, please note * I tried to clean this list up as best I could, I started with over 300 sites and I have a ton more that are great sites to post to..but the list seemed like it was going forever.

I’ll post additional sites to hit up in the near future. Hope you enjoy.

*And if any of these links are not cooperating, please shoot me an email @ and I will remove it.

To your success!

Oh and PS. I have some great article writers in my team, mildly inexpensive, let me know if you need some good articles themselves. Feel free to email me to the same address if you need any.

All the best!

The Social Media Revolution

Pretty Cool Video on Social Media and today’s way of socializing, marketing and business.  Social Media is a way of establishing a network of ‘friends or followers’ that have a common ground. You can connect with common-minded individuals across the globe that actually like your product, your business and most importantly, you.


Are you representing yourself for WHO your business is and WHAT your business stands for?

Social Media Marketing and Management has nothing to do with ‘spamming’ out your links to strangers.  It is about establishing a relationship first.

There is an advertising change upon us. Learn to effectively communicate or be lost in the shuffle.

Branding is no longer a ‘sales pitch’  –

People want to see sincerity and they want to work with businesses who have Integrity.

Communication is KEY!

If you are not communicating with me, or sharing with me what you are about and what you stand for, I will not buy from you and neither will your potential customers.

Ask about our Social Media Management Packages!

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The Purpose of a Business Plan

July 20, 2010 2 comments

Many first time entrepreneurs wonder why do you need a business plan and what types of businesses need a business plan and mainly how to begin the process of writing one.

Well first let’s go over what exactly is a business plan.  A business plan is a blue print to the success of your organization.  It clearly identifies who you are, where you are going and most importantly How will you get there.

Many people who are looking for either government funding and grants, small business loans or investors know that they cannot proceed with that process unless they have a professional business plan at hand.  Anyone who is going to lend you any type of money wants to know what they are lending money to.

Lenders and Investors think like this:

  1. Is this company going to be able to pay me/bank back?
  2. Does this company have a strong management team to implement success?
  3. Does the operations team have a clear idea of their market and their competitors?
  4. Does this team have an effective marketing strategy to get themselves where they anticipate?
  5. Is there passion and expertise behind this business?

Clearly – the bottom line here is Do they know what they are doing?


Most investors or bank reps take less than a minute to “critique” or pass “judgement” on your business plan.

So your business plan, should not be a mere cookie cutter format full of boring writing and misspellings.  Your business plan is a sales tool. You need to sell yourself completely in your plan. You need to be creative in your technique and pour your whole heart and soul into creating something that you are passionate about, because becoming a successful entrepreneur has a lot to do with your passion for that business.  And odds are you are starting or operating a business that you have experience in right?  So all your years of experience and your passion for that industry should be clearly felt through your plan.

Any business that intends to “stick around” needs a business plan.  More often than not initially we have an array of ideas for our businesses, but time passes and day to day operations happens and economy strikes or a competitor moves in or something happens and we forget those ideas.

Include all your Marketing Ideas: A business plan contains your tried and tested as well as researched marketing plans and ideas:

Whether or not you are specifically looking for investors or lending;  make sure you jot down all your marketing ideas and plans into your business plan – when business is slow you can refer back to it to help remind you of additional resources you might have forgotten about.  I mean we are all human, and everyone tends to forget something here or there.  Be honest with yourself.

If you are looking for investors – in developing your marketing plan make sure you do your market research.

Make sure you clearly identify your target market, client profile statistics and where they live.   When an investor or lender sees that you put in the effort and time into clearly identifying your buyers, they will take you serious.

The internet today can help you get most of that information.   Just be detailed and informative.

How To Begin Writing Your Plan – See The Main Table of Contents I Use

To Your Success!

Feel free to post comments and I will gladly help as best I can.

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About the Author:

Sandra Torres is a Business and Marketing Coach, Self-help Author, Fitness Enthusiast and Mother of a wonderful teenage boy.  Sandra works creating and writing ad copy, web content, developing sales strategies to drive sales and often does Social Media Trainings.  As a Business Coach, she helps small business owners, individuals and corporate executives effectively operate their businesses through guidance and consulting.

Thank you for reading this post!

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