30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You

30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You.

Rafa Nadal’s $690,000 watch is part of his game now

 

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Detail of the Richard Mille RM027 watch he made for Rafael Nadal. It cost $690.000 and was designed to withstand 5,000 G’s of force during a tennis match.

Power, precision, timing — all the qualities a tennis star needs to be successful on court.

And that’s what World No. 2 Rafael Nadal has — right on his wrist as he plays in the U.S. Open this week.

Nadal is one of the most obsessive, ritual-oriented players on the tour. From the placement of his two water bottles, to tying his shoes and wiping off the sweat from his face (always nose first, left ear, nose again then right ear), he is a man who relies on routine to win.

So when a little-known watchmaker asked if Nadal might consider wearing a watch during his matches, the answer was simple.

“I said no way,” said Carlos Costa, Nadal’s manager. “I know Rafa, and … he’s complicated.”

In the year that followed, however, Nadal and the watchmaker Richard Mille worked together to create a superlight, hyper-engineered watch that the Spanish player could wear during his matches.

After selling out of the first Nadal watch, priced at $525,000 and launched in 2010, Mille and Nadal this year launched a second watch. It’s called the RM027. The price: a whopping $690,000.

THROWBACK THURSDAY INVENTION: FOOTBALL HELMET

 

Hear it here for yourself. “Helmets were invented to protect from fatalities.” Now wonder 75 years later, we see the internal injuries we do.

 

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BIZ TREND TUESDAY

 

Trends 2013

The Biggest Trends in Business for 2013

Remember when virtual reality was all the rage? What about the daily-deal explosion?

We love a good story and a quick cash infusion, but when it comes down to it, we’re far bigger fans of businesses built on a solid foundation — those that can weather the economy’s fits and starts; that can embrace what’s trendy but don’t crash when kids move on to the next big thing; that address the wants and needs of America’s increasingly diverse population.

Our list of the trends we’ve got our eyes on will help anchor your business, present or future, in reality. From cooking up goodies that satisfy America’s growing taste for all things spicy — a sign of our shifting demographics — to helping workers who are locking the door on traditional office setups, these trends are built to last (at least for a while). Consider this a jumping-off point as you envision new products and services — and look at it as a heads-up on evolving ways to manage your current business. Now, to your future.

The Best Foods For Every Part of Your Body

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Skin

Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which helps balance the pH of your skin’s surface, making it just acidic enough to fend off harmful bacteria. Plus National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intakes of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lower intakes.

Hair

Low iron levels can lead to baldness, according to a Cleveland Clinic review. Researchers looked at 11 studies on the relationship between iron intake and hair loss, and concluded that treating iron deficiency may help regrow hair. Feed your mane iron-packed foods such as lean red meat, turkey, egg yolks, dried beans, dried fruit, whole grains.

 

Eyes

The National Institute of Health found that people who consume the most lutein—a carotenoid found in plant foods—are 43 percent less likely to develop macular degeneration. Lutein helps filter blue light, preventing it from damaging retinal tissues. Eat two servings of greens each day. Consider one serving to be ½ cup of cooked spinach, broccoli, or brussels sprouts.

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Heart

Cornell University researchers found that eating one Red Delicious apple a day can block LDL oxidation, resulting in an 8 percent drop in levels. Bonus: Apples (and their skins) contain soluble fiber, the kind that scrubs artery walls clean. Cut one up and mix it into your oatmeal, another top source.

Muscles

To maximize muscle growth, you need the right raw materials. Beef is the perfect muscle food because it’s packed with protein, zinc, and creatine. Down a hefty portion of each with this taco-salad recipe from Men’s Health cover model Gregg Avedon:

Brown ½ pound of extra-lean ground beef over medium heat. As it cooks, sprinkle it with black pepper, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, and a couple dashes of Tabasco. Place the cooked beef, one diced tomato, and 2 tablespoons of low-fat cheese over a bed of lettuce, and top with salsa.

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MOTIVATION Monday

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” –Christian D. Larson

Which Day Is Best to Send Your Email Newsletter?

Which Day Is Best to Send Your Email Newsletter?.

Are you ramping up your email newsletter to clients and customers but still wondering which day is best to send it out to your list? Prospects may be bombarded with emails, and reading through the clutter of messages is always a challenge. Learn how to ensure your email gets opened and read by your prospects.

In this episode of “The Little Big Show,” small business expert Denise O’Berry shares the mistakes most small business owners make when determining the best day to send email to their mailing list — and shares the important step you must take to determine the answer.

How To Decide Which Day To Send Email To Your Mailing List