Fight Climate Change and Global Warming Through the 3 Rs – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

Don’t throw your appliances away! Recycle your electronic appliances at home and help save our environment.

That’s simple. Know the 3Rs: recycle, reuse and reduce. Here’s what you should know. Electronic appliances are made of ICs and other semi-conductors. Some of them, like the blender, water heater, and others, are just made of simple transformers and capacitors. If you know the basics of consumer electronics, you can do simple repair at home. These semi-conductors are just inserted in sockets in PCBs or printed circuit boards. You can even assemble them at home. But don’t think about that for now. Here are facts I’m laying down. These facts are interconnected with climate change and global warming. Remember, if you throw your appliances away, you are helping increase the intense heat that we are experiencing right now.

More appliances manufactured by businesses means more garbage. Recycling helps in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Do you know how a television set was made? I’m particularly interested on the TV because for others it seems really ordinary, yet intriguing, or even impossible. And personally, I’ve spent years mastering the workings of a television electronic circuit. Like you, I was really puzzled from the start.

How did that TV newscaster’s personality and voice ever enter into that tube and speaker when I just bought this little thing from an appliance store? Everybody who is not familiar with an electronic circuit will ask the same question. How did the voice and picture enter the television? It’s not an illusion. It’s not magic. It’s simple electronics applied scientifically.

The voice or the sound signal enters the components through the micro and milli-volts in small transformers inside. So do with the picture signal – it enters the picture section of the television through the super-small voltages inside.

How does a television set work? I’m going to simplify this question so it would be very easy for a novice or anyone like who hasn’t gone to a vocational school. I’ve spent years repairing and “rebuilding” electronic appliances in my small shop in my community. I’m careful not to throw the parts that I have “dissected” from inside the electronic appliances so as not to aggravate environmental degradation in my community. And with the countless television sets and electronic appliances that I have repaired and recycled, I have done a bit in fighting climate change and global warming.

You see, those appliances become “monsters” once you throw them away. They are made of plastic and chemicals harmful to the surrounding, our garden and the atmosphere.

Appliances in our home operate with semi-conductors, transistors, capacitors, resistors, and complex ones like ICs or integrated circuits. New brands of television and other electronic appliances are made up of ICs inside that they can be mass-produced and manufactured by hundreds of thousands. You can just imagine how this can affect the environment.

How can we help in reducing the manufacture of appliances? Or you may ask, how can you recycle if you don’t know how to repair? By just knowing the simple details inside the television set and other electronic appliances, you can have simple repair. By knowing how to repair a busted fuse, you are helping the environment. By orienting yourself of the semi-conductors, transistors, capacitors, resistors and ICs, you are preserving our environment. Right away, buy yourself a multi-tester and learn to use it. There are instructions inside on how to use a multi-tester. If not, watch out for my simple basics in electronics. I’m offering it for free.

Also, know the basics of electronics, such as a power supply. All electrical and electronic appliances have a power supply. This is the heart of the working appliance. It is connected to the power cord and into the electrical outlet in your home. To me, this is very simple, but for you, some basic can help you get started. There’s only one word that you have to know before anything else – safety. Then read and read.

I can provide you with the readings and the basics of recycle, reuse and reduce.

Sky Is the Limit With Pantech Sky A840S

The South Korean mobile manufacturer, Pantech, is the third best-selling producer of mobile phones in South Korea. Although this brand might seem unfamiliar to some, it has actually been around the block since 1991 and has supplied phones for the two largest carriers in the US, Verizon and AT&T. Now, Pantech offers the world its new and innovative smartphone, Sky A840S, also known as the Vega S5.

Smartphones have been mushrooming every week or so. What then makes Pantech Sky A840S different? What makes it stand out? Let us take a closer look at what’s unique about this device and what it can offer.

Under the hood, this kickass machine has a fast dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor clocking in at 1.5 GHz. It operates on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No surprise there but a Jelly Bean Operating System would have been more welcome. For storage, this handset comes with a 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 16 GB of Cloud memory and an external memory slot that can accommodate up to 32 GB of data.

Aside from its 2G and 3G network, it offers 4G 850/1800 LTE. The 4G LTE connection is the latest in mobile telephony communications and is designed to deliver data speed rates of up to 100 MBit per second or 1 GBit per second. Ten times faster than 3G network. Internet junkies can experience faster multimedia streaming, video conferencing, data transfer and online gaming with this type of network.

So why would one say that sky is the limit when talking about this device? A 5-inch IPS 5-point Multitouch Screen gives you the edge when you browse the web and read e-books, emails and other documents. Sky is the limit when you surf and play games with a wider screen. It provides an improved smartphone experience. Wait, there’s more. Do you want quality images without logging a bulky camera with you all the time? Sky’s 13 megapixel autofocus rear camera will solve that problem for you. It is a smartphone and a dual camera phone rolled into one and not just a run-off-the-mill snapper but a top-calibre camera at that. It takes vibrant and solid quality pictures plus a 2 megapixel front-facing snapper for video calls and conferences.

By now, I reckon that you have found a liking for this phone. So purchase this phone now and you’ll discover endless of possibilities.

Your Initial Coaching Session Can Make You Or Break You!

There are a lot of misconceptions in the coaching industry about the value of an Initial Coaching Session (ICS). Far too many coaches consider their first encounter with a new client of such limited value that they will do the initial session for free!

I often have coaches tell me that the purpose of their initial session is to find out if it is “a good fit” for coach and client! Whenever I hear that comment, I cringe! Are they coaching or dating their clients?

Few coaches truly appreciate the real value of the ICS and why it should NEVER be given out for free! Here’s what an ICS is NOT:

– It is NOT a social call
– It is NOT a coaching call

Your ICS is a skillfully crafted and structured first encounter with a client that has only one purpose in mind! It is designed to take your clients to the next step.

Unfortunately, for many coaches the ICS goes nowhere and the potential client simply disappears!

If this happens in your coaching practice, here are the 5 elements of an effective ICS that will result in the retention of the client and the cultivation of a long-term coach/client relationship!

First, you should allow 30 minutes (approx.) for your Initial Coaching Session (ICS). The 30 minute ICS is structured in such a way that it validates you as the coach that the client needs to achieve their Desired Outcome. There are 5 components to the ICS call that will accomplish this objective:

1. Issue (5 minutes)
Have the client communicate in their own words how they would describe the issue or challenge they’re dealing with. This could be a personal issue, such as a relationship or a weight loss problem, or a professional issue dealing with a career or business.

2. Impact (5 minutes)
Have the client communicate in their own words how this issue is impacting their personal and/or professional life. Key elements of this component will be the emotional impact on their daily routine or their quality of life.

3. Resolve (5 minutes)
In order for you to work with a client and achieve a Desired Result, the resolve needs to be an absolute MUST. You are a results-driven coach and not a “dream weaver”!

4. Solution (5 minutes)
Up to this point, the client has done most of the talking. Now it’s time for you to take the helm! This is your moment to shine… and deliver!

• You understand the issue(s) for which your client seeks your help.
• You appreciate the impact this has on your client’s personal and/or professional life!
• You feel inspired and motivated by your client’s determination to achieve their Desired Outcome.
• You have decided that you want to work with this client and you are going to spend the next 10 minutes explaining how your coaching program is going to deliver the desired results!

Then it’s time for the…

5. Assumptive Close (10 minutes)
It’s time to introduce your Coaching Program! This is your coaching “piece de resistance”. This is how you’re going to deliver the desired results your client is looking for. How to deliver the details of your Coaching Program and reveal your Coaching FEES is the topic of my next article.