Back to my personal blog!!!

Wow! I can’t believe I have kept aside this personal blog for 4 years now! My last blog post here dated back in 2007. This proves that I’ve been so hectic with business(es) that I even forgot to write for myself and people who love my writing!
Now is time for me to get back here to do what I’ve always loved to do: writing my heart out! For the pat couple of years, I mostly wrote in Facebook notes. Later on, I realized it was not read as much as on a blog. The thing is, only my friends can read them. Plus, a blog even allows me now to share my posts back on Facebook and other social media.
Writing, like my other hobbies, sometimes drives me “crazy”, just because, in my written piece, you might find something unusual, controversial, emotional, motivational, inspirational, educational, social, spiritual, and, of course, very personal. Of course, it’s all about my life and lives around me, expressed here on this Freedom Land called “Blog”!
So join me from this second on, in this writing adventure and have fun along the way together. I’ll also welcome your feedback so we can grow together, as a human being.

How to Fix a Scratched CD or DVD

How to Fix a Scratched CD or DVD

If you have an orbital buffer along with some pads and polish for polishing your car, you can use it to fix minor scratches in CDs or DVDs that prevent them from playing properly.
Things You’ll Need
Orbital buffer (preferrebly a Porter Cable 7424 or similar)
White pad (or similar very lightly abrasive)
Lighly abrasive polish (scratch remover, finishing glaze, etc).
Smooth, flat surface.

Instructions

Step 1:
Mount the pad on the orbital buffer.
Step 2:
Apply a small amount of polish to the pad.
Step 3:
smear some polish on the CD/DVD.
Step 4:
Hold the CD/DVD down on a flat, smooth surface with the label side facing down.
Step 5:
Apply the pad to the CD/DVD surface and turn the PC on.
Step 6:
Run the PC until the polish breaks down.
Step 7:
Wipe off the polish residue with a soft cloth.

Overall Tips & Warnings
Make sure you have a good hold on the CD/DVD at all times.
If the first try doesn’t work, try using a more abrasive pad or polish, then go over it again using the less abrasive pad/polish and try playing the disc again.
Make sure the surface you are using does not have any particles the pad could pick up. This will intoduce more scratches to the disc.
Make SURE the cloth you wipe the disc off with is non abrasive. Use a soft terry cloth or microfiber cloth designed for auto detail work or similar.

by SNorman, Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Two Principles for Financial Success

The Two Great Principles for Success

There are two great principles for achieving financial success. The first Principle is what we call the law of attraction. The law of attraction says that you are a living magnet. It says that your thoughts create a force field of energy that radiates out from you and attracts back into your life people and circumstances in harmony with them. Any thought you have, combined with an emotion, positive or negative, radiates out from you and attracts back into your life the people, circumstances, ideas and opportunities consistent with it.

How to Attract the Success You Desire
Many people feel that this is perhaps the most important of all mental laws. It says that if you have a very clear idea in your mind of your desired goal, to become wealthy, and you can hold that idea in your mind on a continuing basis, you will inevitably draw into your life the resources that you need in order to achieve it. Every person who has become wealthy or successful has become wealthy and successful as a result of holding the idea of wealth and success in their mind long enough and hard enough, until they drew into their lives the resources they needed to accomplish it.Your World Reflects Your ThoughtsThe second principle is called the law of correspondence. This mental law is very powerful. It says, “as within, so without.” It says that your outer world is like a mirror that reflects back to you what is going on in your inner world. And this law of correspondence says that everything that happens outside of you corresponds to something that’s going on inside of you. When we say that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world, we mean both at a conscious and at a subconscious level.

Visualize Your Goals Clearly
If you consciously believe that you have the ability to achieve your goals and you can hold a picture of those goals clearly in your mind long enough and hard enough, eventually your outer world will correspond with it.Three Reflections of SuccessThere are three places where we see this law of correspondence. First of all, your outer world of people will correspond exactly with your own attitude. You will always see your attitude reflected back to you in the faces and the behaviors of the people around you. If you have a positive, optimistic attitude, people will respond to you almost immediately, even before you open your mouth, in a positive and cheerful way.

Relationships Show You Who You Are
The second area where we see the law of correspondence is in your relationships. Your relationships will always mirror back to you exactly the kind of a person you are. When you are happy and optimistic and at peace, your relationships will be happy and harmonious and loving. But when your thinking is disrupted or negative for any reason, consciously or unconsciously, this will be immediately reflected in your relationships.Inner and Outer WealthThe third place you see the law of correspondence is with regard to your wealth. Your external world of wealth and financial accomplishment will be a mirror image of your inner world of preparation. The only part of the equation that you can control is your conscious thoughts, and if you can keep your conscious thoughts on what you want, on your images of wealth and affluence, eventually your external world of reality and experiences will reflect it back to you.

Action Exercises
Here are two things you can do to apply these principles in your financial life:First, guard your thoughts carefully. Whatever you think about, combined with the emotions of desire or fear, you will attract into your life. Be sure that you are attracting what you want by continuing to think only about what you want.Second, keep feeding your mind with new information, ideas and pictures of the person you want to be and the life you want to live. By creating this inner attitude of mind, you change the outer aspects of your reality.

By: Brian Tracy