Sunday, November 25, 2012

How to Use Affirmations in Your Daily Life

I remember when I started using affirmations; I had been having some trouble in college with some of my assessments. I only seemed to be having trouble with practical assessments not written ones.  One of my course tutors suggested that I might have a self esteem issue. 

She came to that conclusion when she observed one of my practicals. She said that I was visibly shaking and that I looked very nervous even terrified during the exam.   She said that in her opinion this was affecting how I scored in these tests, and that I should talk to a friend of hers that specialised in helping people with self esteem issues. 

So I made an appointment and talked to her friend.  This lady was great, she told me about the use of affirmations, and how I needed to focus on my desired outcome.  She said it was important that I write my affirmations always in the present tense, and that I recite my affirmations several times a day over and over. 

She instructed me that it is of great importance to have a feeling of happiness and joy as you recite your affirmations, and to feel those feelings of joy that you would experience when you had achieved your goal.

I diligently followed her guidelines and came up with 5 affirmations that I would recite to myself over and over as I drove to college/work, at lunch time and before bedtime, and any spare time I had during the day. However, I was instructed to include them into my routine at least three times a day. 

I have to say the results were remarkable; I aced my next practical assessment and flew through my finals without any problem.  The power of the constant use of affirmations had completely worked for me and continues to work for me in all aspects of my life.  So what about you? How can you use affirmations to improve your life?

Well here are some of my tips:

1.)        Always write you affirmations in the present tense for example:
“I am so happy and grateful now that money is flowing easily into my life!”
“I am so grateful that I am successful in all that I do!”
“Everything I touch becomes a success!”
“I am a Money Magnet!”
“I work for the most wonderful Boss!”

2.)        Aim to keep your affirmations Short and Sweet!  This is something that I believe is necessary as keeps your affirmations crisp and easy to include into your Daily routine:
“I have a wonderful and loving husband!”
“I have a wonderful new job that utilises all of my talents!”
“Money flows into my life quickly and easily!”

3.)        I also believe (as this has worked for me), to focus on one area of your life at a time.  So if want to attract money just focus on wealth affirmations to begin with.  And as you begin to see the changes that will happen in this area of your life, with constant use of affirmations and positive happy attitude.  Don’t stop! 

It is important to keep going, keep using your affirmations until you have completely healed your attitude to money.  Again this is what works for me, so feel free to experiment.  The main thing is to keep using the affirmations and keep feeling joy, and believe me your life will change for the better!

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Catherine Burke, Self Employed Entrepreneur, and owner of Law of Attraction A to Z, the site that helps people leverage the Law of Attraction to Deliver the Life of their Dreams,

Saturday, November 24, 2012

How to Become a Notary in Washington State

Your guide on how to become a Notary Public in the great state of Washington.

A Notary Public is a public official working in an official capacity and the office of Notary Public is one of “Trust”. Most employers these days will have a need or even a requirement that some part of their office staff be a notary public. All individuals seeking to become a notary public in the state of Washington must be able to pass a background screening and have a clean record of criminal history preceding the statute of limitations, this means 10 years.

Common notarial acts of a notary are as follows. Jurats, Acknowledgments, Oath’s, Affirmations, Appostiles, and the witnessing of signatures on various other forms. Notaries must first identify individuals through qualifying credentials this is done though affirming identity by Government Issued ID cards usually D.L., Military ID Card, Passport or State ID Card. No medical marijuana cards do not count. Some very uncommon notarial acts are protests or presentments, these documents can be notarized however they are usually done at the office of an attorney or governmental agency. According to the NNA’s WA Notary Law Primer you must have working knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code or be working under the supervision of an attorney.

Notarizing these documents will not jeopardize your commission however you may subject yourself to unnecessary risk and likely be subpoenaed in a lawsuit, I highly recommend avoiding such practices. Moreover, notaries are best noted for the notarizing of affidavits, power of attorney forms, wills, hand written letters (by attaching a loose certificate), and loan documents. Uninformed employers may ask you to notarize documents without verifying identity but doing so is a violation of the state statute RCW 42.44.080.

If you willingly notarize documents without first confirming identity you will be breaking the law and your willful engagement in such practices will prevent you from acting as a notary in the future, please abstain from taking such actions as your commission will be revoked. Employers cannot force notaries into illegal practices so respectfully decline such actions while being earnest and honest.

Retaining a Notary commission is quite simple however it is a process that can take 2 to 4 weeks depending on where you get your stamp from. The commission application is obtained from the department of licensing’s website and has all the instructions listed there; I have truncated the process for you here.

First, fill out the online form remember the name you use on the form will be the name on your stamp so keep it short if you plan on doing courtesy loan signings. Second, Call Merchants Bonding Co (515) 243-8171 and get a 10,000 dollar surety bond the yearly premium is about 25 dollars and the term should be 4yrs to sister your commission of 4yrs (typical), you do not need Errors and Omissions Ins, however if you plan on conducting courtesy loan signings it is required, E&O insurance can be obtained from merchants as well. Third, Send the Bond, a check for 30 dollars and Application to:

Attn: Notary
Po box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124

When you get your application back send a copy of your Notary Certificate from the DOL and payment of 16.95 to Notary they will ship your stamp to you within 7 business days. Wa’ la’ you are now a Notary Public in the State of Washington.

Lastly, you will need some working knowledge of notary laws and Notary language I highly recommend the NNA’s Notary law primer it is a very useful tool for mobile notaries and especially for loan signing agents. You can get a copy of the notary law primer online at the National Notary Associations website for 17.95. Washington State does not have a legal requirement that notaries carry a log book however if you are just starting out I do recommend one they are 11.95. Loose certificates, acknowledgements, and other various legal forms can be obtained from The total initial investment to become a Notary Public in the State of Washington is roughly 76.85 plus postage and shipping.

This article is provided by Tips and tricks for the process serving industry and legal messengers in Washington State. You may also visit the website at for more information.

Choosing The Perfect Photo Editor Software

Making good photos requires lots of skills, professional cameras, perfect weather conditions and most importantly a good photo editor software. If you visit news websites, popular online photo galleries or even view a photo magazine, you will notice that their images are of the highest quality, professional and are really good looking. How do you think they achieved this? After taking photos with their cameras, these photographers use professional and cutting-edge photo software to retouch their images.

Making good photos requires lots of skills, professional cameras, perfect weather conditions and most importantly a good photo editor software. If you visit news websites, popular online photo galleries or even view a photo magazine, you will notice that their images are of the highest quality, professional and are really good looking. How do you think they achieved this? After taking photos with their cameras, these photographers use professional and cutting-edge photo software to retouch their images.

There are hundreds of photo editor software available on the market. While many of them are available free of charge, you will need to purchase a license for the most professional ones. Choosing the perfect photo software can be a difficult task especially if you are new to photo editing.  Which software to buy will also depend on the level of editing you want to achieve.  If your photos are going to be used online or in magazines then a professional software will be required else if it is just for personal use, a free or low cost software will be the best choice.

I’m sure before you purchase a product online you look for reviews and testimonials from other users. That’s a great idea! You should do the same before selecting a photo editor software. Most software authors provide a list of their software’s features on their website. This makes it easy for you to compare the features of several photo software to see which one will best suit your needs.  There are also several photography blogs and forums from where you can find reviews and testimonials from other users.

If you are going to purchase a commercial software then it might be a good idea to download a trial version first. Most commercial photo editor software come with a 30 day trial or limited amount of use. This gives you ample time to try all the features of the software and also make sure that it can run on your computer.  You will also be able to see if the photo software meets all your requirements.

There are some basic features that you need to look for in a photo editor software. You should be able to level or rotate your images, crop, resize, remove red eye, sharpen, remove noise, adjust color, saturation, brightness, contrast and add special effects to your photos.  Moreover the software should have an easy to use and friendly user interface. An accompanying documentation on how to use the software will be a plus for you. There are endless options of photo manipulation software but before selecting one, make sure you compare their prices and features offered. And most importantly, make sure the photo software meets your requirements!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Things To Keep In Mind With Custom Home Remodeling

Custom home remodeling can transform even a luxury home from "just okay" to "absolutely amazing" for guests as well as the owners. There are a number of different remodels that can be done, but it's important to keep a few things in mind during the process. By considering all the details the remodel will be sure to turn out just how the owner wanted it to. Here are some of the most important things to think about when remodels are under way:

1. Budget

It can be extremely easy to lose track of a budget when remodeling projects are being done. This could be due to problems with construction, extra material costs or a number of other things. It's important to write down all expenses as they build up in order to keep track of how much everything is costing. It's also important to come up with a budget before the construction ever starts. A $50,000 project can easily double or triple in price if the homeowner isn't paying attention to expenses.

2. Trusting the Builder

Homeowners need to make sure they absolutely trust the builder they are working with. This doesn't mean they trust them just to make sure the house turns out looking good; it also means they trust that they can make smart purchasing decisions. There are a lot of different remodel professionals out there to choose from. It's important to research different companies and compare them to find which is the most trustworthy. Doing so can result in finding a great builder to work with.

Another part of trusting the builder is making sure to work out details with them. The builder and the homeowner should both have the same vision in mind when it comes to the remodel. Plans made ahead of time are essential in order for any build to be successful.

3. Choices

Owners have a lot of choices when it comes to remodeling their luxury home. If they plan to move in the future, they need to make sure they make changes that will benefit them. The remodel should increase the value of the home and make it more attractive to future buyers. If the owner chooses remodels that aren't attractive to most people, they might be hurting their chances of a sale in the future. The changes can still make the home unique, but they have to be attractive to other buyers if there is a chance the owner will move in the future.

4. Needs

The needs of a homeowner will change as the years pass. Remodeling should reflect the needs that they have, whether they are current or for in the future. For example, an owner might choose to have an extra room put in for a baby. They could also choose to have a master bathroom built in order to make their master bedroom more attractive. There are a number of things owners can have done inside their home to make it work better for their needs. There's no reason to pay for remodels if they aren't going to provide the owner with some added benefits.

George Dent is a freelance writer who reviews the top resources on custom home remodeling. Come to our website to read more about how to find information on luxury home remodeling!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Why is the Black on Black Watch so Popular?

Black on black watches are ever so popular now.  The color is universally accepted and can be worn with any color combination, hence its popularity.

Watch designers are now including these in the releases of their new watch collections.

Fashion aficionados and people who are in the know are very particular about the combination of colors they wear.  This is why these watches are chosen among avid fans who want to dress stylishly, as again it goes well with any and every color combination.

Black on black watches are often considered an object of high fashion when it comes to men's accessories. Unlike women, men do not have many accessories from which to choose. The main accessories for men are shoes and watches. Therefore, these watches make the best fashion statement that indicates elegance, mysteriousness and being fashion savvy.

If you are considering purchasing a new watch, when making your selection either from high end designers or popular brands, have a look at black on black watches. However when doing so, be mindful to select one that is based on your own personal sense of style, and personality.

Check out the list of 20 tips of what you should know about Black on Black watches before you buy.

How to Consolidate Your Debt Online

Debt consolidation works to save your funds and time, while reducing your total paperwork load at the same time. Not only will you save money when you begin the debt consolidation process, but you will also save money on gas if you find a source online and can avoid dozens of trips to your consolidator's office.

Some debt consolidation programs offer resources with "no lending fees" and "guaranteed" low costs. Most debt consolidation online sources provide debtors relief by handling their cases "one-on-one." Some debt consolidation agencies online even claim to get your debts reduced in a matter of minutes.  All you need to do is fill out an application online. You may want to note that having all your bills together while filling out the application can also save you hassle.

Property Owners

Property owners are also offered debt consolidation resources online. Some companies will work to find you a loan that will reduce your monthly mortgages and interest rates. Few debt consolidation lenders will even help you get a loan up to 125% of your property value.

Non-Property Owners

Debt consolidation sources online can offer people who do not own their home a loan to help them consolidate their bills. Keep in mind that the loan is not directly handed to you in most instances; rather, the loan is applied to your debts. In addition, if you are a student, there are sources online that will help you reduce your student loans, or else get you the cash to payoff the debt. Many of the online debt consolidation sources have online tools to help you review the savings of consolidating your debts. Again, having your bills together when you go online will save you time and energy.

You may want to consolidate your bills by asking for help from a trustworthy source that will not charge you costly fees or rates of interest.

Finally, having a large amount of debt can cause many homeowners to fall behind in mortgage payments. But there are programs available that can help. The President has implemented a number of programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. The majority of these programs are administered through the U.S. Treasury Department and HUD. is a resource that offers help for homeowners behind on mortgage payments. There are a number of government programs designed to help homeowners. Please contact us today to get more information. Call (202) 521-1490. You may also visit our blog at