Saturday, January 28, 2017

Necessary Requirements and Planning for Your Vacation

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Are you planning to travel out of the country on your next vacation? Preparing for more than where to stay and how to get there can save a lot of time and hassles.

Create a Master List. 

Beginning with theEssentials. Note required vaccinations needed before 
travel begins and schedule to get them done. List the necessities like passports, other essential documents, cash, cards, and traveler’s checks.


Nourishment and Medication are next. Write down the specific vitamins, medications, contact lenses, and glasses you’ll need. Add quick energy items like healthy snacks, protein supplements, granola bars, dried fruit, and glucose tablets.

List the First Aid requirements like antidiarrheal and gas relief tablets, mild laxative, motion sickness medicine, allergy relief, bandages, mild pain reliever, and a thermometer.

Create a Suitcase list with clothes for the days, events and weather patterns you may encounter at your destination.

Capture the Technology needs like your camera, laptop, video camera, cell and include all batteries, chargers, headphones, cords and connectors. Be sure to check the required electrical connectors needed for your destination country because they may not be the same as North America.

Add Beauty and Hygiene items from antibacterial and cleansing wipes, creams, lotions, brushes, hair dryer, eyeglass and contact cleaners, soaps and shampoos, personal hygiene, razors, toothbrush, toothpaste, insect repellents, lip balm and sun protection, even a travel-sized detergent and stain remover.

Document Everything!

Capture digital photographs and lists, then print a copy to keep with youand store a copy on the cloud.
The following are suggested:
  • Photocopy of your passport. Be sure all numbers are clearly legible.
  • Photocopy of any other essential documents. Again, ensure legibility.
  • Photograph all luggage contents in case they get lost.
  • Create a master document that includes the items below. Consider leaving a copy of this with a key person at home.
    • Flight and seat numbers
    • Hotel name, address, room number, and contact numbers
    • Map and directions from the point of arrival to the hotel
    • Itinerary with time differences
    • Technology list with serial numbers of the items you’re taking
    • Reservations and addresses
    • Also, do not forget to add the address and contact information for the Embassy or Consulate office in the country where you will be staying.

The better prepared you are for your trip and the unexpected before leaving, the better you will enjoy your time away.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Flooring Dealer,.

           Matt Capell
           President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

P.S.  All of our products come with a lifetime installation warranty!  Buying flooring is not like buying any other piece of interior d├ęcor, such as a sofa or a lamp. 

Why?  Because unlike other products, flooring is installed or “manufactured” in your home.  This makes the installation critical.   I offer a lifetime installation warranty.  You NEVER have to worry about something going wrong with the installation.  If it does, I’ll fix it FREE!  And I’ll do it quickly. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Even if you don't listen, how is your hearing?

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To correct vision and sometimes slow vision loss, we go to the optometrist to get our eyes tested and if needed, we get corrective lenses. As we age, taking care of how well we see is more common than checking how well we can hear. Yet hearing loss affects far more than how well we hear.
  
Hearing loss is linked to negativity, stress, depression, loneliness, seclusion, 
and it can impair motor skills, memory, and inhibit our ability to learn new things. Plus, it can occur at any time, not just with old age.


Sometimes hearing impairments can be caused by illness, genetics, and environmental impact such as long-term exposure to loud noise.

Common signs of hearing loss:

  • Continuously believing people are mumbling or not speaking clearly.
  • Difficulty understanding what others are saying on the phone or when there is background noise.
  • Often misunderstanding what others have said.
  • Regularly asking people to repeat themselves.
  • Hearing others often complain the TV or radio is too loud.
  • Continuous ringing or hissing sounds in the ears.
  • Minor social changes leading to withdrawing or avoiding conversations and interactions.

Hearing impairment can range from mild, moderate, severe, to profound with treatments varying per the diagnosis.

There are many undiagnosed hearing loss conditions and there are many untreatable cases of hearing loss. Whenever possible protect your ears from loud sounds. Hearing loss is most often permanent.

Getting a hearing test from an independent audiologist is recommended. In the meantime, there are apps that you can add to your phone to test hearing. Search for “hearing test” in the App Store or Google Play.

        Your Flooring Consultant For Life,

        Matt Capell, President of Capell Flooring and Interiors

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Russell Brunson's Marketing In Your Car Podcast......

Russell Brunson's Marketing In Your Car Podcast......

I thought this offer was too good to not mention to my fellow readers.  A lot of people ask me where I learned my marketing.  I have had a lot of good mentors like Dan Kennedy, Jim Armstrong, and Russell Brunson.  They have all brought a good combination of marketing skill and prowess to my repertoire which I appreciate immensely  That being said, when it comes to online marketing and how to bring online marketing to my store Capell Flooring and Interiors, Russell Brunson has been a key in teaching me.





I wanted to share with you one of my favorite podcasts for two reasons...

#1: If you've ever been in marketing or sales or if you're an entrepreneur or want to do a startup of your own, I'd love for you to subscribe to the podcast of my friend Russell Brunson. 

Russell was seen on this season's of the show "The Profit." He helps startups and businesses to grow. Everyday he does a podcast for about 6 minutes during his commute to his office, talking about what they're doing in their company (which BTW went from startup to over 29,000 ACTIVE paying members in about 2 1/2 years - crazy...) 

Anyway, I've got tons of gold from this podcast and I think you will too :-)

Click here to subscribe to his podcast on iTunes:

BUT... #2...

The other cool thing is that he actually pre-loaded the first 257 episodes of his podcast on an mp3 player that you can get for free.
  
(Well, you gotta cover $10 shipping and handling.) But I just got one and I'm waiting for it to show up. I thought you might want one as well.

Here's the link to get your free mp3 player:  Here it is again I really feel it is worth every penny and you will not be disappointed.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

How a new year can mean fresh starts throughout your home

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It's a new year and a superb time to give places and things around the home a fresh start, especially if you cannot remember when those items were last purchased.

Filters 

Whether it's in a furnace, air filtration unit, water system, or a coffee brewing machine, start the new year with a new filter. Going forward, these can be changed on a regular schedule. No more guesswork.

Makeup

When was the last time you replaced powders, mascara, and creams? To protect your eyes and skin from bacteria that can grow on old makeup, consider starting new. It's also an excellent time to clean those makeup brushes.

Clean and Organize

Out with the old and in with the new. If there's clothing you didn't wear in 2015, or if there are boxes and spaces in your home that you haven't seen since 2014 or longer, now is a great time to donate to a nearby charity. What forgotten treasures will you find?

A tip to get these complete: Chart a plan of action over the coming weekends. It will be done before you know it!

Your Flooring Consultant For Life,

       Matt Capell
       President of Capell Flooring and Interiors


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The Design Audit™ is a diagnostic tool that allows my expert floor consultants help you choose the right floor for your decorating taste and lifestyle. 

They’ll walk you through a series of questions that will help narrow down the thousands of options to the two or three that exactly match your unique situation. 

They’ll also give you a written, customized “maintenance” plan with their professional recommendations for getting the longest life and beauty out of your floor. 

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Three Steps to successfully achieve more goals in 2017

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Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe it’s 2017 already! Where did the last year go? It passed by so fast - words that will likely get said this time next year.

Did you complete the goals you thought about for 2016 or do you find some of those items on this year’s list? Let’s make 2017 a spectacular goal-finishing 
year! Here are three ways to boost the achievement success of your 2017 goals.

  
1. Capture Your Why 
  
Thinking up a goal can be simple in the beginning, but moving toward that goal 
is a trail of distractions. Eventually the goal can lose attention and go off track. That’s why writing down your goals and including a clear reason why you want to achieve it – how it will alter your life -is important. After they are written down, reflecting on those words daily will keep focus and motivation alive.


2. Tell People

Whether it's a fear of failure or the opinion of others, many of us are reluctant to tell people our goals. Yet people often build us up, help us along the way, and drive our motivation. Plus, openly stating our intentions and making ourselves accountable to family and friends can keep us determined.

People want other people to succeed. Barbara Sher explains this well in a TedTalk entitled, "Isolation is the dream-killer, not your attitude."


3. Create a Plan of Action

Getting to a goal takes planning and deliberate action. It’s not enough to say the plan is to cut out snack foods and eat better if the goal is to lose weight. This requires a planned menu and exercise routine.

Action is needed, but before action can happen, determining the measurable direction is vital. For example, if a goal is to be more grateful, what will prove that gratitude is growing? Maybe complimenting three people per day and taking fifteen minutes to capture what you’re grateful for in a journal each night will be the planned actions that show momentum toward achieving this goal.

Along the journey, goals may require modification or changes. Therefore, be open-minded and willing to make needed changes. Revisit your why each day, let trusted family and friends know your intentions, create a plan of action, get moving!

Let 2017 be the best year of goal conquering you have ever experienced.

Your Flooring Consultant For Life,

       Matt Capell
       President of Capell Flooring and Interiors


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