The angels, ornaments, children’s books, cookbooks, Santas — Christmas collectibles are getting in place in my Amazon store.
Pulled the Christmas inventory out of the closet — adding to it continually. But now is the hour to begin. Actually the hour is late — but it’s OK. People can order on Amazon up to the last minute.
Collectible mugs with little Teddy Bears stuffed inside.
And not much time for this one — but cornocopia baskets — with Christmas wrapping supplies, ornaments, horns, Christmas decor. Because the-horn-of-abundance baskets go so well for Thanksgiving.
Putting finishing touches on the ebook I’m writing for a pro copywriter. Inbetween, and as soon as it’s done in a day or so — it’s about my new UPC codes, digital pics of my unique items in natural sunlight — all knids of Santas, angels, snowglobe, ornaments, decor, rocking Santas, Christmas houses.
It’s going to be fun!
Larry McMurtry. Frank Dobie. John Igo. All Texas storytellers — folklorists.
I discovered McMurtry just recently. Now I know why Dairy Queens are such a big deal in Texas.
Frank Dobie rules with University of Texas Austin Press. John Igo is the beloved English professor at the prestigious San Antonio College.
McMurtry wrote “Lonesome Dove.” John Igo writes poetry, stories, plays.
And I’m going to go and read a few pages of “Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen,” by McMurtry right now.
Thought of the Moment!
These really successful marketers and online strategists, or so I thought, a couple of years ago were saying that Facebook did not work for business. They had not received one good lead for their business on Facebook — or any social media.
But I went ahead and followed an experiment for 6 months — one blog a day; Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts once a day. And I responded to all people within 24 hours. OMG! I got all this attention. Followers. People interested in what I was doing.
But I said, ah, takes too much time. And I’m told we don’t get real business with this. I stopped.
Meanwhile, my cousin had been active on Facebook for awhile. She built a large following of Friends. One day her small young women’s accessories and clothing business went Facebook viral. Today she has 265K followers on her Facebook business site. Business is booming!
Her store’s name — both her brick-and-mortar, and her Facebook business site is “The Nest on Main.” Check it out!! The “Nest on Main” in Utah, Vanessa Stevens. She’s even been on TV.
Moral of the Story: Think for oneself! You may have an answer no one else has! You may become successful by your own ingenuity! Go to school — or the school of hard knocks. Listen to the pros. Check and double check — are they really pros? But the final decision for your life and business is on your shoulders. Go with it! Don’t let others get in the way of your fiery dreams and success — if you feel strongly that you’re on the right path to success — stick to it!
Palm oil production in Jukwa, Ghana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A very inspiring story about a young man who turned into a millionaire by his 27th birthday shows hard work, desire, being smart, values, and good planning paid off. It’s great!
It’s the little things that matter. And really no time to waste, because we all ought to be so thrifty, wise — if we want wealth.
As many of us have done, the 27-year-old read “Think and Grow Rich.” He worked hard, invested, bought real estate with his savings. Just smart!
So, as for the little things – I do not get a lot of traffic, comments or response to this blog. But I’ve been very determined to sell 45 15 oz jars of Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil. Amazon pulled the rug from under me, and decided I could not sell via FBA.
So, I posted a blog in my determination to sell these jars of good oil. And no not Craigslist, not cold calling, or Amazon or eBay — but someone contacted me after reading my blog about the oils here.
These are the little things I’m talking about. The 27-year-old started saving and investing his money when he was a teenager working at Subway Sandwiches. We too can start small and build up. If a wise teenager teaching himself how to do this succeeds can we wiser adults do any less?
Here is my original post about the Red Palm Oil. I still have 40 jars. Hurry and contact me, if you’re in the area, and I can get them to you. Thanks!
RED PALM OIL
It’s not coconut oil – let’s make that clear right up front.
It’s a saturated fat like coconut oil is a saturated fat. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
There are many different kinds of saturated fats.
Organic red palm oil, as coconut oil, is sold in both health food stores and supermarkets. It’s a food. An oil used for cooking and in recipes.
Steven Acuff explains that red palm oil contains palmitic acid. Coconut oil is full of healing lauric acid. Whereas lauric acid is what is found in mother’s milk and is very healing, palmitic acid he says is the fat that makes up belly fat.
But compare this natural palm oil, with its abundance of anitoxidants and vitamin A carotene, the orange color, to other oils and it’s much better.
Vegetable oils soy, corn and canola are about as unhealthy as you can get Steven goes on to explain. They are highly processed. In order to squeeze oil out of these, they need to be heavily processed. And not only that … it takes hundreds of pounds to get small amounts of oils. Yet they’re cheap.
Why do we have these large crops of corn and soy? Cheap oil for one.
Red palm oil does have an issue in some developing countries of displacing the rain forests. But there are countries where it grows where this is not the issue.
Dr. Oz has sworn to the great healing qualities of red palm oil on more than one occasion. Catch his talks about the oil on YouTube. He says, it washes away plaque – it’s that healing he says.
Well, I’m not sold on Dr. Oz. I listen to Steven Acuff, Dr. Bruce Fife author of “Coconut Cures,” and Mary Enig, biochemist who exposed trans fats.
But red palm oil is an unprocessed oil that has been used by the people’s of South Africa and various countries for over 5000 years, Dr. Bruce Fife tells us. It stands up to heat way better than corn, soy or canola – which do not hold up to heat at all. They break down and go rancid.
Bruce Fife Declares Palm Oil a Deterrent to Heart Disease
Bruce Fife has recently written a book on Red Palm Oil, “The Palm Oil Miracle.” And one of the main selling points of red palm oil is not only the antioxidants, but he says his research shows surprisingly, even though everyone’s afraid of the saturated fat thing, that red palm oil is proving to fight cardiovascular disease. That is what Dr. Bruce Fife says and Dr. Oz as well.
But I personally would want to investigate this more, because Steven Acuff my mentor says that the palmitic acid in palm oil is the cause of belly fat, and he does not think it is so great, and that it may cause health issues if you imbibe too much of it.
As for me, I’m just relaying the research. And ….. I think Steven may be right. I am a coconut oil girl – with all its wonderful obvious benefits.
But soy, corn and canola oils are obviously not good. They are unhealthy over processed oils that turn rancid in the body.
Here is what Fife tells us about red palm oil and cardiovascular disease, paraphrased, so I don’t get it for plagiarism:
For the last 20 years, painstaking research has been done on palm oil’s effect on heart disease and heart health. Researchers are surprised, in spite of being a saturated fat, that red plam oil protects against cardiovascular disease.
Palm oil studies show that it can remove plaque from arteries when added to the diet, and actually reverse atherosclerosis. This has been shown in studies in animal and also in human.
In one study in 1995, two equal groups were formed out of a total of 50 participants diagnosed with atherosclerosis who also had had at least one stroke ….. half were given a placebo and served as a control group, the other half took a palm oil supplement every day.
The degree of plaque levels was monitored with ultrasound scans over 18 months.
The palm oil subjects showed 23 of the 25 people had their atherosclerosis halted. Seven of the people’s atherosclerosis didn’t only stop but regressed.
The placebo group instead showed no improvement, in fact, the condition in 10 of them worsened (Tomeo, 1995).
This study, says Fife, and Oz says so as well, demonstrated that palm oil can not only stop, but even reverse atherosclerosis.
Well, it takes more than one study. But these are big names – Oz and Fife, and they have the nerve and verve to write books and say this stuff on TV. And health food stores and even Amazon.com sell Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil ….. and so do I.
I sold Red Palm Oil on Amazon in July and August of this year, and if flew off the Amazon shelves. I could not keep enough in stock. Then Amazon decided they did not want to take the chance with glass jars of a liquid oil. So they told me no more. But by then I had 45 jars left of this oil in stock in my home warehouse.
If you live in San Antonio and are interested in buying some, I have gift wrapped boxes, and will include a 12-page booklet on good oils and bad oils, and why ….. and show the scientific benefits of coconut oil, and why both coconut and palm oil are especially good cooking oils and coconut especially is exceptional for health.
A 15 oz. jar of Nutiva Organic Palm Oil with a gift box and 12-page booklet is only $7.00. Free delivery for orders of 5 or more jars to Northwoods area.
Call or email right away, before all the jars get bought up.
P.S. I know Bruce Fife and Dr. Oz love red palm oil. Just to say, I’ve been using coconut oil liberally for 6 years, with great results. I’ve not used palm oil over a long period of time. But I know for a fact it is a better oil than vegetable corn, soy and canola oils.
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San Antonio, TX
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