Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Frame your diploma and then get busy educating yourself to succeed.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:45:00 -0500

While startup competitors don't have PayPal's breadth of services, they are entering areas that the once-nimble PayPal should own -- but doesn't.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0500

There's more to building your brand's awareness than SEO. Allocating a budget for these ideas can help PR and marketing pros produce better results.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs need love, too. Trouble is, many of us are terrible at our approach to relationships and dating.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:43:00 -0500

Company CEO: 'We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized.'

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Tip: Don't explain your startup like it's your PhD dissertation.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Have courage and blaze a trail with advice from the history-making activist on the anniversary of his birth.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Research shows that allowing employees to bring pets to work might be your best, and cheapest, HR initiative.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

This former Domino's Pizza driver plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's locations this year alone. Here's how he does it.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Information overload is a problem everywhere but a crisis on your ecommerce site. Make it easy for customers to see what you're encouraging.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Products that tug buyers' emotional strings and spur an impulse to buy are exactly right for TV shopping shows.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

The giant firms of the web offer lots of services, some even for free. Learn how to maximize the benefits to bolster your startup.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

In a world of texting, tweeting and burying our heads in the newest smartphone on the market, we often forget that some of the most meaningful connections are in person.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:01:00 -0500

In a slump? Don’t try harder. Electrocute yourself. Seriously.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Balancing your business and personal life is one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face, but it’s far from impossible. Here are six apps to get you started.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

Every startup has two types of employees. Here's the type your business needs.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Myriad technologies for working away from the office has deepened your talent pool to include the entire world.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:36:00 -0500

Tony Hsieh, a cult-like figure and the CEO of Zappos, is reportedly stepping down as leader of his $350 million project to transform Downtown Las Vegas into a city built entirely for entrepreneurs.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Before you start up, consider all the other functions of running a business, such as dealing with customers and keeping the books.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:20:00 -0500

Musk hopes to begin sending settlers to Mars by the year 2040, with a full colony of 1 million slated to arrive by century's end.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Keep your finger on the pulse of four key waves driving new product development.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:07:00 -0500

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered, a whole lot of old iPhones are destined for the scrap heap. Here's how you can put your old phone to good use.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Incentivizing users with rewards can keep them coming back and spreading the word, but only if you set it up correctly.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Professional growth implies, yes--more money--but encompasses so much more. Here is how to help your employees grow and turn them into leaders.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:25:00 -0500

With so much drama in the LBC, somehow, someway, Snoop still keeps coming up with funky-ass investments like every single day.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

With more companies embracing content marketing, businesses need to decide how to approach this function.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Joining a cry from law enforcement officials, big tech companies criticized over blocking law enforcement from access to people's data.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Give the proper scrutiny to job candidates early in the hiring process to determine cultural fit.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

If you've been following the same people on Twitter for the last five years, you're probably missing out.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Running a company is often a slog but apps tailored for business executives allow you to work every time you look at your phone.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Amid all the complexities of software, tools and tracking, some basic principles dominate.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Our expert this month is Kip Tindell, the CEO and founder behind The Container Store. As a long-time entrepreneur, he knows a thing or two about what it takes to run a company and is excited to take founders' questions.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:50 -0500

Forget sports cars, diamonds and yachts. Today's wealthy prefer to spend their money on something else.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

The best sales reps are loyal control freaks who can endure hearing 'no' as many times as necessary to hear 'yes.'

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:53:00 -0500

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:25:00 -0500

In a project that will take years to complete, Matthew Kulesza is going offline and meeting up with each of his Facebook friends for one-on-one coffee.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:19:00 -0500

In yet another food mashup, PepsiCo is hoping to make granola pop with the addition of "carbonated candy" like Pop Rocks.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:16:00 -0500

Do you prefer plastic over paper? Too bad if you live in the Golden State as they will disappear from grocery stores over the next two years.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The cloud-based lost-and-found tool is poised for a big entrance in the market.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:14:00 -0500

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Can a formal education really help you make your entrepreneurial dreams come true? Experts weigh in.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Being a leader doesn't mean you are the guy who runs things. Being a leader is a mindset. But first you have to lead yourself.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0500

Young consumers have distinct patterns for developing brand loyalty, beginning when the product is just somebody's good idea.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Any company can release a product with the expected features, so you need to earn a place in your customer's heart.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:15:00 -0500

Our experts give you a strategy to monitor your online reputation.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500

After falling to record lows, a new positive attitude toward the banking industry is great news due to the effects on consumer decisions.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Employees, clients and customers will be inspired to do better if you show them that you believe they can.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0500

The updated operating system is another big advance in making your smartphone a powerful business tool.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Only an enthusiastic, inspired team will build a truly great company.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

A few years ago, your average search expert could be found creating hundreds of backlinks or stuffing a page with keywords. Today, the role calls for so much more.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0500

The newest social network is all the rage, but not a real threat to Facebook.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Does the stat game interfere with businesses growth? It certainly seems like it, especially if you're looking to hack a specific metric up and to the right.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0500

Kayak founder Paul English is seeking to electrify Boston's startup scene with his new venture, Blade.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

It’s time to ask yourself this question, Does my team have the right tools for selling?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Seeking capital for your startup? Here's what to inquire of a potential fundraiser.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:00 -0500

Not getting enough sleep? Sleep on these three eye-opening TED Talks about shuteye and discover the secrets to sleeping your way to the top (literally).

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't venture into business with just a one-man army.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:00 -0500

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:17:00 -0500

The fledgling social network was one of the most talked-about items last week. Here's why.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Research reveals job turnover is immensely costly and people are more likely to quit over general dissatisfaction than pay.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0500

The new operating system will work on a broad range of devices including phones, tablets and PCs.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Does business take you away from home often? Navigate the tumult of constant life in transit in comfort.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:00 -0500

It's oh-so-tempting to hit that magical button and doze off for another few minutes, but every time you give in, you're making the wake-up process more difficult.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Changes are afoot as the tech giant searches for the right note in the online music business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:09:16 -0500

Say hello to the Apple Watch and iPhone 6. Say goodbye to the products that have been retired.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Your Google AdWords campaigns won't work if you don't have a strong USP. Here's how to create one.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0500

Explore alternate networks and perhaps your marketing posts will create a bigger splash.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

You’re much more likely to reach out to others about your latest idea or effectively pitch a new client if you feel self-assured.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Research has shown that some stress is good for us. Too much stress, however, can have serious psychological and physiological repercussions.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Building a team doesn't come naturally, yet we humans accomplish little working alone.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

The smartwatch company is taking several steps to make its devices more accessible to more people.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0500

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a rock-star customer-service team.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Universal Music Group will place ads in music videos that have already been filmed. By year's end, the ads are expected to adjust depending on a viewer's demographic and location.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:00 -0500

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:05:00 -0500

Even as it pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business -- yet.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Get ready for the trough of disillusionment.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Speakers and successful business leaders share their insights on success and failure at the New York conference hosted last week by Entrepreneur.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Your goal is to dominate. Leave endless competition to those who want to play games.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The three-year effort has been terminated but key elements for stopping plagiarism and ranking articles remain.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:17 -0500

Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Whether you’re trying to get the word out about a new piece of software or you just want people to know about your latest online sale, these are the Twitter strategies you’ll want to employ.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:00 -0500

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Remember that serious entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on developing and marketing their products and services, not themselves.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:00 -0500

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Want to build an exercise habit that sticks? Changing your behavior can be difficult so here are some tips to get you started.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Marketing is a cacophony but a few voices are consistently heard clearly. Listen to those and learn.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Learn this essential way to focus your efforts for the management challenges ahead.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Public relations firms are offering DIY courses in marketing to businesses that cannot otherwise afford their services.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:46:00 -0500

Ello's rapid rise was aided greatly by Facebook's misstep on how its 'real name policy' applied to drag queens.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:04:00 -0500

Students in Switzerland expect to bring in an annual salary of $84,466, more than 14 times what students in Ukraine anticipate earning.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:37:00 -0500

Windows 10 is now available in a free 'Technical Preview' aimed at advanced users. Here's how you get it...

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:39:00 -0500

Hong Kong's protests have gained a large amount of traction in the international media since they began on September 27, 2014. Meanwhile, Pakistan has had protests around the country going back to August 15, 2014, that were triggered by an accumulation of events ranging from questions about the validity of last [...]

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:35:00 -0500

Congress is considering legislation that would end the National Football League's antitrust exemption as relating to the telecasts of its games. The NFL has used this exemption to bargain for broadcasting rights as a single entity and shares those revenues evenly among its 32 teams. Collectively bargaining for rights has driven [...]

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:10:00 -0500

With a desire to get more involved in Western markets, Alibaba could find eBay to be quite the acquisition target in a year's time.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:55:00 -0500

Yahoo got the cash. Its bounced-out founder got the vindication. How the jackpot Alibaba deal went down on a casual beach stroll, and what Yang plans to do next as the Valley's new power broker to Asia.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:51:00 -0500

With Advertising Week about to kick off in New York, today’s Mad Men should become concerned about the state of their industry: The majority of clients, 62%, polled by marketing consultancy Avidan Strategies admit that they now view agencies as suppliers, and that today’s relationships are no longer a partnership.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

It's been over a full month since hacker collective 'Lizard Squad' rose to notoriety for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and other gaming servers, but above all else attracting the FBI's attention for tweeting out a bomb threat to a Sony executive's American Airlines flight, which grounded the [...]

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:19:00 -0500

As the WHO Ebola Response Team published dire predictions of the west African outbreak in the New England Journal of Medicine,overnight – including an updated 70.8% fatality rate – the Health Minister of Nigeria reports that his country is completely free of active Ebola cases and have today released the final victim contacts from surveillance.

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Chaldean Greg Acho Lends a Nurturing Hand
By Evon Elias :: Thursday, May 24, 2007 :: 33258 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Religion & Spirituality, Business & Finance, Government & Society

California, USA - In the life of every being that walks this planet, there is a purpose that is to be fulfilled before their time here is complete. Whether it be carrying out a career that may change the lives of many, creating a family of his own and protecting them, or just living a life that is alive with faith, hope and love… every mission is unique. It is vital in life to have confidence in understanding that the value of every accomplishment and deed done, be it big or small, is still so very great. For it is in the words of the Blessed Mother Theresa who proclaimed that, “Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.”

Over in The Golden State, better known as California, a great man by the name of Gregory Acho is believed to have found what so many seek: their calling in life. But this calling, this purpose he prays to fulfill successfully, is not for his own pleasure, but is for people in his community that he yearns to reach out to and help by leading them to an improved stage in their life.

Acho, 30, founder of Conscious Contact, Inc., a non-profit sober living organization (rehabilitation clinic) are helping Americans overcome the strenuous process of staying sober. Acho adds that it is not as simple as it sounds, just “staying sober” or fighting an addiction, but that it is “[much] deeper than that. We provide support for each person to look within themselves and make contact, Conscious Contact, with who and what they have always been.” 

Acho charmingly affirms that the priority of this clinic is to “provide a space and the support for people to discover both the lies that they have been living in and also the truth that’s been longing to live itself within them.  Every little piece of the puzzle counts, naturally, and “when all the right parts are in place, GRACE is allowed to do all the work.”

As many people know, a lot of the time, things are much easier said than done… for there is a great comparison between actions and words. However, when one carries out the action and brings a dream to life, words become superfluous, because what is seen is so much greater than what is heard.  

For Acho, the vision for Conscious Contact, Inc. was spontaneously brought about. But, just as fate does, when Acho “brought the idea to others, there was a natural coming together of the right people and the right place.” In fact, he proclaims that, “It was less of me taking steps, and more of being shown what the steps were. It came together in ways I could have never planned.” Surprises in life may leave someone in awe, but it is essential to recall that despite the plans we design for our life, it may be better to do it in pencil, since we are not the ones in control.

It is great to note that when Acho was asked how much he believed God played a role in his venture, he whole-heartedly declared that, “Traditionally we speak of God as somehow separate from ourselves, as though God could not be a part of anything. My experience is that this is ALL God. The beauty AND the pain. When it’s clearly seen that it’s all God, everything can be embraced… For me, my company acts as a mirror for how open or blocked my relationship with God is.”

And how did this all start? With personal experience, something new was revealed to Acho… something real. He explains that, “Several years back, I began working at a treatment center in Southern California, and it became clear that addiction brought to light everything that I needed to confront in myself to truly be free and happy. I knew that sharing this with others brought a completion to my life that nothing else could have.” With a caring heart, the genuine sense of freedom and happiness that Acho had obtained was a feeling he could not dare keep to himself, but had to make known to others in the best way he could.

As days pass and time flies, Conscious Contact, Inc. is a strong base ready for anyone who wishes to start anew and live once again. Not just live for life, but for the moments, memories, prayers, desires, happiness, faith and love that make up the building blocks of “living” itself.

Acho gratefully states that, “There is nothing more fulfilling than guiding someone back into what they have been looking for their whole lives. Not just having our priority be sobriety, but to have our priority be WHOLENESS, allows so much more room than what traditional treatment offers for REAL healing to take place.” Real healing is the goal for Acho and his companions. To shed what once was, and bring to light what is to be… and what could be the greatest gift of all, especially if it is a second chance at life.

“As each one of us are mirrors for each other, for who we really are and what life really is, it is my hope that the Conscious Contact community continues to serve the disillusionment of suffering in greater and greater ways.” And with these hopes of his, prayers, encouragement and support for Conscious Contact, Inc. will also be intact. Along with request for God’s blessings every step of the way.

If you wish to receive more information, you are welcome to visit www.consciouscontact.org.

 


 Evon Elias is an Oakland University, Michigan student with a deep understanding and interest in religious and spiritual matters. Ms. Elias writes for www.CHALDEAN.org and publishes her work in the religious and spiritual section of the community website.  Comments regarding this article or suggestions for future articles can be sent to info@chaldean.org or directly to Ms. Elias at WithHisLove48@yahoo.com