Archive for February, 2009

Quote of The Day

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” –Peter F. Drucker

Abraham Lincoln—February 12, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

February 13, 2009

Abraham Lincoln—February 12, 2009 was the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.

 Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, successfully led the country through the Civil War from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., where John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln on April 14, 1865, reopened this week following an extensive renovation. President Barack Obama praised Lincoln for his fight to end slavery at the theatre’s opening ceremony.

The U.S. Treasury is also honoring Lincoln this year by releasing four pennies with images commemorating Lincoln’s life. The first penny will have the image of the one-room cabin where Lincoln was born. Christie’s put a handwritten copy of a Lincoln speech up for auction yesterday, estimating that it would sell for $3 million to $4 million. Lincoln gave the speech at the White House shortly after he won re-election in 1864.

Sources: The Associated Press, BBC,

Where is Julio? What’s going on Julio?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Where is Julio?

This has been an email sent to my team and I would like to address it here.

Alright where have I been, why haven’t the update’s come to and who is Julio exactly and why for the website.

I though this “Getting Up and Taking Action” thing was suppose to mean you are suppose to be taking action and yes, you are absolutely right.

So where is the helpful articles you promised Mr. Julio?

Alright my fellow readers and subscribers, Where have I, Julio been?

To answer that question has been always right here, but with all that I have written, I thought I may take a break and await for my content to be edited, some of you I have personally replied to and other’s my assistant has replied to you.

Alright, just get down to it already Julio, sheesh I have other places to be and other material and sites to visit.

I am all about Quality and making sure that I apply the golden rules of taking action with the use of strategies, tactics, but since I have been sent quite a few different messages just over the weekend alone, abot 50 messages total.

We will have an Article up tomorrow and will make sure we just start putting out helpful information several times a week, I have had to ask this question several times and only receive a few replies to it, what would you most like for us to provide you with content wise?

Give us a hint, you have so many different sites to visit and so many other resources that you feel lost and or loose track of all the emails you receive, the content you must absorb, the newsletters you have filling your email box, not only one but several different emails boxes if you have several emails.

I have both personal and business, but I have several personal and several business emails, I have found myself overwhelmed at times but have lately taken more of hands off approach. I am organizing my whole life, that means exactly what it means removing clutter filled things with more of a stable foundation and approaching things with more strategic planning and more system based.

We all have yet only 24 hours in a day and we all have family, friends, our personal time to ourselves and all of our commitments that we make as well. We must start to balance ourselves along this way of living for making money, being healthy, spending time with friends, our families, our clients, business partners, well you get the point I am trying to make here.

If you do not, what I am saying here is Organization and setting up a Stable Foundation in advance, you must learn to do now and if you are not living the life you want to live, do something about it. Stop complaining day in and day out, stop fighting with your spouse, may it be a lady or a guy, realize that we are all human and no matter what we do, we have to have fun and cannot always be fighting over damn finances.

You know what, I am hearing it left and right, no matter where I am, online, the mall, my consultations, my clients, friends, family, and the list goes on, plus if you watch the darn news you see it every where you look, the worry, we are recession, damn it a Million people just lost their jobs.

Do you get what I mean? 

No, ok how about I give you a heads up, or a tail down, NEGATIVITY EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK.

In business you must learn and in your personal life, you must absolutely change your mindset, your habits, the words that you use and the way that you approach things. If you want something to happen, sit down and work it out with pen and paper, whatever maybe bothering you, write it down and if you are in DEBT, figure it out.

Work out solutions to your problems, if you just keep sitting there thinking that something is going to change and you never take any kind of action and or just sit on the coach just thinking about, laying in your bed not being able to sleep, asking yourself ” What the hell did I do to deserve this mediocre way of living?” 

Ask yourself what have you done to push yourself forward, to change your current way of living your life?

Did you make a list of your problems, now did you make a list of possible solutions, now did you make some step by step action plans to test out those solutions, did you take one little action, which would take just 5 minutes to change one thing on your list.

I bet you did not, I am not realling willing to bet on it, because I have done this myself and have fallen into so many traps not to take action, but let me tell you I am not the normal person who sits around complaining about such small insignificant things. No matter what I have I am happy, you should be happy to have what you have, because their are other people out their with less then what you have and do not have the opportunities that you have.

If you do one thing in your life, take some kind of action, make a commitment to yourself that you will change and will work 15 minutes a day towards changing your daily actions, your daily habits, your daily commitments.

If you have dreams make a list of them, if you feel that your girlfriend , wife, husband, father, mother, brother, sister, or whoever will see your list and throw some negativity your way, allow them to express themselves to you. Take that and apply that to help motivate yourself and push yourself outside of your comfort zone, use that negativity in your favor to prove them wrong, apply it to drive you over board and to move yourself forward.

If you believe you have nothing to share, let tell you, you better think twice, everyone in this world has something to share.

We all may have similar goals, dreams, desires, way of really living life and I mean having fun, when was the last time you actually smiled and look in the mirror and told yourself, I am happy at this moment in time.

Do you remember when you first learned how to ride a bike, you fell down so many times and you still will get back on that bike and kept on trying, so many people believe this to be failure, but it’s simply put a different way learning how to balance yourself and learning to keep trying over and over again until you are fully ready to actually ride that bike.

What does this have to do with anything Julio, why are freakin babbling Julio and damn you talk to much?

I am laughing because so many people tell that I talk to much, but then I tell them I get paid to talk and do you?

They look at me silly and will move on to another topic or they will ask me how do I get paid to talk, I tell them it always depends on what I am doing, I could be writing, giving a speech, telling a story, doing a proposal to a client, it really depends.

As a marketer, I have learned so many things and have played around with so many things, I have managed to decrease my risk management, my time it takes to complete certain tasks, if I am not good at something get someone who is and have them work on it or teach me how to do it.

My Real Point is Stop making excuses and take action and once you take applied action and if it’s only 15-30 minutes applied each day, you will see those results all add up.

Well I better get going, but if you have any other questions, reply to this blog post and or I will be back on here very soon, if not later today.

Getting up and Taking Action is my daily message and repeat this to myself, to take productive action steps towards enjoying me life and improving my life and creating better habits then I did the day before.

I am known for saying this and it may sound a little bit off for some of you, but everyday I am able to get out of bed is a great day in my book.

I am just saying that, is that what your thinking, well I will explain several different things about this way of thinking and the deeper meaning for me saying them and why, over the coming weeks and months and years, you will really begin to see what I am about and who I am.

For now, take care of yourself, where ever you are in the world, live life to the fullest and always prepare for tomorrow, even though we may not be guaranteed tomorrow.

All the best,

Julio R. Mattos