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The Lord showed me, and there were two baskets of figs set before the temple of the Lord, after Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, King of Judah, and the princes of Judah with the craftmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
How do you take your skills from a prior career, a hobby and a love people and turn it into a business that fully supports charities, networking events while promoting the business relationships she has created over the years? Easy, ask Betsy.
Betsy’s Baskets is celebrating their 14th year creating custom Corporate and Personal Gift Baskets, Bears, Favors, Florals & Home Decor for All Occasions. Ask for Famous Brand Products & Business/Event Promo Ideas!
In business since April of 2000, our President, Betsy Maniotis, is a member of Who’s Who for Business Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs, as well as held board positions in numerous networking groups.Betsy’s Baskets was honored in 2013 to be placed in LinkedIn’s Top 1% of US Gift Businesses.In addition to being on the board for the World Adhesion Foundation, Baskets of Hope, and Jacie’s Kids, Betsy’s Baskets contributes to numerous organizations supporting Cleaning Angels, “Get A Voice” ~ an anti-bullying awareness & support group, sick & disabled children, breast cancer research, heart research, autism, lymphoma,, as well as special needs fundraisers that arise each year.
Strategies of Success
Host Brian A Cohen
Today my guest is Linda Gorin, The Best to You. Linda and I will be talking about her business and next weekend's celebration of Mother's Day.
The Best to You began as a hobby in 1984. Soon, creating festive gifts for special people became a passion. Back then, the dining room table was the design area and a big order was more than six baskets at one time. It’s fun to remember when the thought of having their own gift basket company seemed like just a dream. It started to become a reality when they opened our first little shop in 1985. As the business grew, Linda celebrated six expansions. Today, The Best to You enjoys a reputation as one of the finest gift basket companies in the industry. They have been featured on Channel 8 and Channel 10 numerous times. The Best to You is in the business of delivering memories!
The Best to You team takes that very seriously. We deliver joy and good will. We build grand displays of appreciation. We send "you can do it!" style encouragement, and "we’re all thinking of you" style comfort. We deliver "work of art" welcomes and memorable farewells. We deliver fun and excitement that create impromptu celebrations. We send morale skyrocketing with our employee thank you gifts and deliver warm, fuzzy feelings of home with our college care packages. We’ve been responsible for expedited wedding proposals, rekindled romances, and when someone’s having a horrible day, we can change tears to smiles.
Our team of creative imagineers is constantly thinking of new and unique designs to thrill and delight. They are master memory makers! If you ever have a custom request, a question, or just need some additional information, feel free to call. We love hearing from you!
Some may believe the Easter Bunny is the bearer of all things sweet, delicious, and right with the world. This holiday doesn’t have to induce so much sugar that you'll have to check your blood sugar levels three times three times in one day. Instead, fill those baskets with some healthy alternatives. (Yes, veggies and fruit are included, but rest assured that chocolate still has a strong presence.)
About Your Host:
Jessie Blair-Myrie, CHHC, AADP
Have you made the decision to P.L.A.Y. (Passionately Love and Appreciate YOU!) today??
Today on the PLAYGround of Life, we discuss what it really means to be a Universal Giver. How large (or small) are your baskets? Are you ready to become the true essence of who you truly are?
Tune in to a new frequency where together we discover our new blueprint for releasing stress and loving ourselves completely.
Raw, organic Life Conversations about matters of the heart, health, creativity and JOY!
Ombassa Sophera shares unfiltered truths, pure wisdom and a smorgasbord of laughter to infuse your lifestyle with Streams of Wholeness.
This episode is part of our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series! This series integrates our financial goals into our development plan for surpassing our goals. This episode is, “Never have only one income stream! DIVERSIFY! (Baskets of Money)”
Diversify: to change (something) so that it has more different kinds of people or things
Option 1) No Diversification/ Only 1 income stream:
You have a full time job with a large company. You earn $3,700 USD gross per month. After taxes and other mandatory withholding, you have $2,600 USD per month (your net take home pay). Out of this amount you have to pay all of your necessary bills (utilities, etc.) and ideally you should save a percentage (15% or more is suggested). Then the “extra” leftover money is yours to use at your discretion for fun (entertainment, dining, etc.). You lose your job (layoffs, the firm goes out of business, etc.). Your income is now $0 USD per month. What do you do?
Option 2) Diversification/ More than 1 income stream:
You have a full time job with a large company. You earn $3,700 USD gross per month. After taxes and other mandatory withholding, you have $2,600 USD per month (your net take home pay). In addition, you have 5 rental properties (paid for with no mortgages). The total rental income is $6,000 USD per month. The necessary bills (property tax, insurance, etc.) total $1,850 per month. Your income (for your business or yourself depending on how you structure the ownership of the properties) is $4,150 per month. After taxes (which will vary depending on how you structure owning the properties), and other expenses (maintenance, repairs, etc.), the amount left is $2,500 USD per month. Your total income each month is $2,600 wages + $2,500 income from rental properties. You lose your job. Your income is now $2,500 per month.
Which option do you prefer?
Easter morning can be hectic. The kids want to hunt for eggs & candy. You need to get everyone ready to go to church. And, it's probably a good idea to give everyone a nutricious breakfast before diving into those Easter baskets & heading out the door! How do you find the time to prepare breakfast, let alone eat it?
Betty Crocker to the rescue with some help from Jean Ann! In this episode, Jean Ann share a simple recipe for egg casserole that includes Bisquick, Tater Tots & BACON! As if that isn't enough, you can make this recipe the day before, put it in the fridge, then bake the next morning.
This is also perfect for after church brunch! You can find a link to this recipe by clicking HERE!
Believers, if you are not feeding your spiritual man on God's word, you have become anorexic. Wanting to be like and look like every body else, instead of who God has made you and I to be.You purposely heae up the word of God to be like other, not realizing the damage you are doing to yourself. Thin, lacking spirit or sincere effort. flimsy, fragile, lacking substance. This is just were the enemy wants you..
You can feed your spirit man or you can feed your flesh. Which side wins in your life – your spirit or your flesh? Probably whichever one you feed more! You get good at walking in the Spirit the same way you get good at walking in the flesh – practice! Michael Jordan did not become the success he is without practice. He was even told that he would not be a good player, but so a man thinketh so is he. I am sure that made him more determined.
Walking in the Spirit is the same way; the more you practice, the better at it you get. II am sure Jordan missed many baskets, but he did not give up, he kept on practing. . The more you pray, the easier it gets. The more you read the Word, the easier it gets to read the Word without your head distracting you about all the things you need to get done. The opposite of anorexic is FAT. FAITHFUL, AVAILABLE AND TEACHABLE. Let's get started, are you ready?
Facets of Life, Inc. was introduced to the world in 1991, as the name of her Dallas-based business through which she sold customized poetry baskets and personalized gifts. Her work as a business woman and entrepreneur have been featured in magazines, radio and television highlights. She has received letters of recognition from a diverse group of dignitaries—including Nikki Giovanni, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and former President George Bush, Sr., to name a few. As an author, Carolyn feels blessed to have penned: Thinking Positive in a Negative World and Clay In The Potter’s Hand; and co-authored: Conversations of Courage “Stories of Success, Hope & Possibility.” She is a premier writer for Zoe Life ~ A Daily Devotional book series. Her real-life compilations have been featured yearly since its inaugural release in 2012—with the 2015 edition hitting the market in late November, 2014. Carolyn is equally excited about the release of her 2016 book entitled: Sugar, Spice & Everything Christ “Understanding the Wealth of a Woman’s Worth.”Currently, she is adding the final touches to a documentary that she’s writing and directing entitled: Living in Liberia, and preparing to travel to West Africa with missionaries of New Life Church. While in Atlanta, she is busy operating her daily labor of love: H. O. M. E. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure). Carolyn established this organization to aid single mothers in rebuilding their lives after divorce, domestic violence and experiences of hardship—by providing new and gently used furniture as means of starting over; starting anew. ? ? One of Carolyn’s strongest beliefs is: “No matter life’s circumstance … there’s a reason for that.” ? ?
Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund is an international author, transformational healer, end-of-life & grief counselor, minister, and coach who can help shift your life quickly in the direction you'd like to go. She will help you relax and heal through the "combo" energy work that she's passionate about. As a result of Maria's work, many clients have discovered more health, wealth, peace, and happiness in their lives! Maria also can help you move deeper spiritually, facing your fear of death, grief, and the afterlife. Rev. Maria serves as a great help to open people up to face their mortality; she has the knack of helping people remove the sting from death and instead to see the beauty and sacredness in it.
Maria has also developed Japanese-style Soul Baskets/Bundles that make wonderful gifts for those facing change in their lives. They include some of the 30+ body-mind-spirit healing methods that she shares in "The Last Adventure of Life" -- such as music, essential oils, and health & alkalizing tips -- that she has found to help people move into deeper relaxation and health. Relaxation is key to change of all kinds; and you, too, will find more relaxation and courage with the help of Maria special touch.
For additional information on Maria go to www.changewithcourage.com
Miami Native, Marilyn Walker is the owner of Walker’s Beautiful Baskets & Things. Upon graduating from the University Of Miami School Of Music in 1987, Marilyn entered the Miami-Dade County Schools as a Music Teacher and did that for 17 years. In 2003 with a leap of faith and a new passion burning inside: Walker’s Beautiful Baskets was birthed as a hobby and grew into a corporation in 1987. The company has continued to grow from producing gift baskets to also supplying our customers with Mary Kay products, Custom Jewelry and Scented oils.
The Gift baskets are custom made upon receipt and provide an elegant gift for any occasion. We accept special orders and provide 100% satisfaction. Walker’s Beautiful Baskets is dedicated to providing unique baskets comprised of top of the line products and or accessories.
Our exceptional customer service team works around the clock for the sole purpose of making your experience simple and sweet. Our motto is: “For all your special occasions”, we are available to serve you at your convenience.
Marilyn Walker CEO
Walker's Beautiful Baskets & Things, Inc
13333 SW 283 Street
Lots of ground covered on today's program -- a mom whose son becomes upset when he gets hurt phsyically, an emailer who noticed that the CPS model has moved from "baskets" to "Plans," from emergent to proactive, and from "compromising" to problem-solving -- but the most moving email came from a mom whose son is still being placed in restraint and seclusion at school.