Free audio link for a great book called “FREE” by Chris Anderson

Good Morning Friends

After listening the this great audio book for the second time around i decided to link it on my Blog.

(Thanks for Shane Gibson for posting it on his Blog, http://www.closingbigger.net/


Here is the Free audio link for the book called FREE by Chris Anderson

extremely helpful in understanding how online and offline marketing is taking a new form.

Free the Future of a Radical Price Downloads and Versions.

“In my seminars I often refer to the fact that the best tools on the internet are free.”  by Shane Gibson


“Who says there is no Free Lunch. if you are adding value to the conversation you will always get a Free Lunch” Fred Shadian


Chris’ strategy on charging for abridged versions is interesting, he says:

Why is the whole book free in audio form, but half the book is $7.49? [note from Shane] Because, as the Audible.com listing explains,“Get the point in half the time! In this abridged edition, the author handpicked the most important and engaging chapters and points, cutting three hours from the length without losing key concepts. Time is money!”

Here are the versions available now:

MP3 Download of Free the Future of a Radical Price (Zip file) (THE FREE DOWNLOAD) Enjoy!


Thought-provoking quotes from Dr. Nido Qubein

Thought-provoking quotes from Dr. Nido Qubein book, “Stairway To Success.”

Ponder these quotes as you reflect on your life and most importantly see how you can apply them in every aspect of your life.

You cannot give that which you do not possess.

Relationships break down when there is a preoccupation with self.

Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.

The practical side of dreaming is being willing to pay the price to make those dreams come true.

Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?  A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its environment, adjusting to the situation.  But a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment.

Those with a strong self-image realize that the only way to keep from making mistakes is to do nothing – and that’s the biggest mistake of all.

The process of growing and learning always involves risk.  No one ever becomes perfect, but anyone can improve.

• Whether you are a success or failure in life has little to do with your circumstances; it has much more to do with your attitude.

• If you could view your life as you do a highway from an airliner, many of the detours and curves would make more sense.

• The practical dreamers know the harder they work, the luckier they get.

• Fixing the blame is never important, and fixing the relationship is never unimportant.

• You can’t think your way into acting positively, but you can act your way into thinking positively.

• People who are looking for something to make them happy, somehow never seem to find it.  Yet those who find a way to be happy while they are looking for something, typically find what they are looking for.

• Grudges are like tumors; they can live and grow only when they’re eating on you.

• What matters is not so much how you got to be the way you are now, but what you do with the person you have become.

• A strong awareness that you are loved by God provides the most solid foundation for building high self-esteem.

MIDDLE EASTERN PERCUSSION WORKSHOP (Doumbek /Darbuka, Riqq, Def) with MICHEL MERHEJ BAKLOUK

MIDDLE EASTERN PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

(Doumbek /Darbuka, Riqq, Def)

with MICHEL MERHEJ BAKLOUK

Saturday October 10th and Sunday October 11th 2009, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: ARTWORKS STUDIO  237 E 4th Avenue (Main St. & E 4th) Vancouver, BC Canada.

Cost: $100.00 for one day

$150.00 for two days (Early Bird Discount)


Come and experience this once in a lifetime opportunity to study with the legendary Middle Eastern Percussionist, Michel Merhej Baklouk.

Drummers and dancers of all levels are welcome.

Come with an open mind and experience a master in action.

You will learn specific techniques and principles that will enhance your playing forever.

“Michel Merhej Baklouk is a living legend. Anyone fortunate enough to study with him is in for a musical awakening.” Fred Shadian

For more information please call 604-725-8897 or email fredshadian@me.com

Michel Merhej Baklouk is one of the pioneers in the world of rhythm and percussion in all its various and changing forms. His specialty is the riqq (tamborine), the instrument he used to govern the beat of the songs of the great singer Fairuz throughout her long and unique career.

The riqq was also his shadow and loyal guard. “I always had my riqq on me, never left it anywhere or let anybody borrow it.” Michel is also equally adept on the doumbek (Arabic tabla, derbeke, darbuka)

In 1962, Baklouk started teaching percussion at the National Conservatory (his tenure would be 26 years). He accompanied the pioneers of the modern Lebanese song, a genre that grew out of folk music yet exposed to world cultures. He worked with Halim al-Rumi, Farid al-Atrash, Tawfiq al-Basha, Zaki Nasif, Filimon Wahbi, Abd al-Halim Hafez, Mohammad Abd al-Wahhab, and others. His primary work, however, was with the Rahbani Brothers and Fairuz, whom he first remembers as a choral singer at the radio station. Michel has also performed with the icons of Middle Eastern dance including Tahiyya Karyoka, Samia Jamal, and Naima Akef.

Baklouk currently resides in New York City, where he teaches percussion and performs in nationally-renowned ensembles.

A very interesting Interview: http://www.turath.org/Interviews/Michel.htm

*****Please forward to anyone that might be interested*******

Picking the Right Profession by Fred Shadian

Picking the right profession is what helps to create prosperity, no matter what the economic cycle is.

My business is referral based.  I have very low monthly expenses with zero advertising costs; no yellow page advertising, no billboards, no radio or television advertising and I don’t publicize the many products that I sell.

How is that possible?  It seems everywhere you turn someone wants to sell you the secret formula for success.

The Secret Formula is within you.  It’s You offering the best of what you have to offer.

As Winston Churchill once stated: “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Well, I am giving you my formula for FREE. Yes folks, there are many things that are FREE.

The most important things for human survival are free. Can you guess what they are? *(think about this before seeing my answer at the bottom of the blog)*

Here is my Secret Formula 🙂

1. Find customers that are looking for you.

(You will need to put some thought into this; if you need help, let me know.)

2. Offer the best service that you can; always give more than what they paid for.

(Consider giving something back to the customer/client such as a free book, extra time, a free follow-up mentoring session, a dinner for 2, a thank you card or e-mail, or a business referral.)

3. Follow up to make certain they are happy with the service you provided. (Feedback is important.  How will you know if you did a good job or if your customer is satisfied?)

By using the above formula I have received numerous referrals that opened many doors to work with some amazing people all over the planet.

Why am I telling you this? I truly believe that when you choose the profession that best suits you and your lifestyle, or better yet the profession chooses you, the right people will always appear in your life. One of my favorite Vibrational Affirmations is: “When Vision/Mission is clear abundance will appear.” (more on that in future blog entries)

From time to time I get a call from a friend, an associate or a referral from a client to see if I would be willing to help them with their nutritional program or professional career. I am always honored and extremely thankful for this.

I hope this information helps you as you journey along your path towards your purpose, vision and mission.

*(Breathing, living, dreaming, smiling, loving, giving, receiving)*