Resource Girl

The 2008 Presidential Election

October 28th, 2008

This year is the first year that I have really focused on the presidential election. In the past I listened a little bit to decide for one or the other, but this year I am reallly paying attention. I want to ask you from the bottom of my heart to go to www.youtube.com and listen to the presidential debates and the vice presidential debates. Please don’t go to sites where they are making comments. Don’t listen to other’s opinions. Please go and listen to what they are all four saying. Listen to what they stand for, watch their body language, listen to them, not to the hype, not to the comments, not to the editorial commentary, but listen to each person that is running. I won’t be sharing here all of my deep thoughts and opinions because that is not what my site is about. But please, forget about your friend’s and parent’s thoughts and opinions and really listen. Then if you need to go to their official websites and do more research on where they stand, do so. My heart has never been more concerned for America that it is right now.

RG

Mom’s Wisdom

October 27th, 2008

My mother has read more books than anyone I know, yet when you enter her house, you will see very few books, why you may ask? Simple reason, she uses the library. This is a very simple way to save money.

The New York Public Library has branches all over the city and some are very specific. The Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center is one of richest libraries in the country to do research on the arts. Need to see a Broadway show because you are choreographing a show, come and see one here. Need to listen to music for your new Ballet, come and listen to one here. Need to find a play, then come here. It is attached to the prestigious Julliard School. The best for the best, but the exciting part about New York and this library is that LIBRARIES are FREE.

How exciting to know that if you have an idea you have a place where you can go and research that idea without paying anything. I love this. If I could choose where all my tax dollars would go it would be to libraries and health care. This is a very New York-centric statement in that I don’t DRIVE!! (I am giggling here). I know roads are important but so much of my lifes is spent walking here.

Cheers to the fact-the only limits we have, are those present in our minds. How can we change these limiting thoughts, through education.

RG

Smiles to you!

October 27th, 2008

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Reader’s Digest

October 27th, 2008

The Resource Girl always has her ears perked and eyes ready to hear or spot a way to make some extra dough.

If you have a joke or a funny story that you have written send it to www.rd.com/joke and if they print it in Reader’s Digest, they will pay you from $100 to $300 dollars.

Random thoughts, I am currently reading A Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. If you love New York and have the slightest interest in understanding a book that has influenced the entire world. Check this one out. You may or not agree with his thoughts, Jews and Gentiles will all have their opinions; but don’t miss the chance to “meet” a real New Yorker who relishes in the cultural diversity of this town. The other real jewel of the book is his complete transperancy. At the end you feel like you know him better than any of your family members.

RG

Happy Halloween

October 26th, 2008

Wishing you and your friends and family a very Happy Halloween!

What would I be this year, if I was going to dress up? A peace fairy. A gentle lamb. A kitten. Something gentle. Something that doesn’t create a problem. Right now there is so much chaos.

Be safe. Don’t drink and drive. If you trick or treat make sure to wash your hands before eating your candy and don’t accept bright red apples from strangers.

A ghoulish smile I send thee,

RG

Celebrate the small stuff

October 23rd, 2008

There is an expression don’t sweat the small stuff, I would like to insert the expression into our collective word usage celebrate the small stuff.

The truth is I had a goal to sell 10,000 books by now (I am close to the 1,000 mark). Having creating a worldwide domination plan that hangs on my wall, I believed I could do it. Anthony Robbins believes I can do it. T. Harv Ecker (sp?) believes I can do it. Stephen Covey believes I can do. Napoleon Hill believes I can do it (even from the grave). They believe in me. I believe in me. My mother believes in me. But the simple truth is it takes a lot of work to sell that many books.

So today I celebrate the small stuff. In the month of October I have sold 3 books on Amazon.com. Thank you for your purchases.

Today will you fret over the big unrealized picture or will you take a moment to celebrate the small stuff?

Keeping it real,

RG

Free Acting Seminars

October 23rd, 2008

If you are an actor in New York city then more than likely you already know about the great resource called Actors Connection www.actorsconnection.com. Starting tonight they have about 5 free seminars in the month of October and November.

Check them out!

RG

Greetings from…can you guess where?

October 22nd, 2008

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Holiday Work Ideas

October 22nd, 2008

Right now I can’t know where you are but I can tell you some of the temporary work that is in New York City and who knows…maybe people need the same kind of help in your neck of the woods.

1.Gift Wrapping in Stores

2.Perfume Sampler Girl

3.Elf for Santa

4.Live Manger Actors

5.Decorations assistant

6.Department stores sometimes need extra help at this time

7.Catering and Waitering for holiday parties

8.Salvation Army Bell Ringer (this might be volunteer only)

9.If you sing, often times churches pay singers to sing

10.Personal Assistant-help wealthy people with their holiday shopping, party planning and gift wrapping.

If you have an idea or extra job to share, do send them my way.

Happy Holidays,

RG

Distractions aside, back to work

October 22nd, 2008

Today I am working on my book proposal. Writing, re-writing, asking the Gramme

ar Girl (check out my link roll for Quick and Dirty Tips), researching, printing and specifically speaking, gluing myself to my chair in front of my computer, determined to create a document that will grab the attention of the boys and girls in power i.e. publishers, literary agents and the like.

My book was self published and is currently available as a print-on-demand book from Amazon.com (under the wing of Booksurge.com). Happy I am, that it communicates and helps young artists, but I asked myself “After having done everything on my own, why not be completely humble and ask for help?” The catch 22 is that you can’t be humble in promoting yourself, or you wouldn’t be seeking to do something grand in the first place. Or can you? Can I have the hutzpah to go for it, recognizing the need for help, thus being on my knees with humility, all at the same time?

I will keep you posted on how it works out.

Ciao,

RG

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