Traveling is not what it used to be! So I realized I had to change my bad habits to better protect my aching back.This became quite clear. On my first recent trip, I did everything wrong. I aggravated my back and created unnecessary back pain.Then I got smart and figured what to do so I didn’t arrive in agony with an aching back. It made so much difference I’m going to share them with you.Airline Is Not Easy On Your BodyFlying causes us to use our bodies in ways that are not normal for us in our every day life. When traveling, we are twisting, turning, and lifting heavy suitcases in ways that are abnormal. We are bending over to take our luggage off the baggage claim tram. We are putting our carry on luggage in the over head bin. This is like weight lifting! It is certainly not what we do in our daily life.Then, let’s not forget the uncomfortable seat on the airplane with the cramped space the airlines leave you today.So here are the 10 tips that I want to share with you to keep your back from aching, too.Airline Travel Tips
1) Pack light – Think about the clothes you will pack. Choose the lighter ones. Coordinate outfits so you need fewer clothes.2) Order a wheel chair – Don’t be proud! Believe me, you can save yourself a lot of pain if you let someone else ‘taxi’ you to the gate. This is really important with short connecting flights. But frankly, you get special treatment when you are going through airport security. I’ve found that wheel chairs have priority for security checks.3 ) Preboard – You will have help with every aspect of your getting seated. The Flight Attendant will help you to get settled, and you won’t be rushed. He or she should offer to put your luggage in the luggage rack. By the way, if you are in a wheel, you will be preboarded.4) Don’t lift your carry on luggage into the luggage rack – Let the flight attendant help you. Or ask a gentleman near you to put it up and take it down for you. If there is no one around to help you, pick up the luggage in stages. First, put it on the seat. Then move it up on the arm of the seat. Then to the back of the seat. Then into the luggage rack.5) Don’t twist while moving any luggage – Twisting is disastrous for your lower back, especially when you are moving something heavy. Instead move your feet in little steps to get into the right position.6) Reserve an aisle seat – There are many benefits to this. You have more space. You can get up easier and don’t have to twist and contort your body as much. You can also move about the cabin easier to move your body so it is better oxygenated to reduce the pain you might have otherwise.7) Use a seat support – If you have your own, this is the best. Otherwise, make sure you have an extra blanket and/or pillow for back support. Recline your seat as often as possible. You take pressure off your back by doing this. Also, keep your knees at a right angle to support your back. Use a pillow, your carry on luggage, or an inflatable device to put under your feet to get the right angle.8) Take your pain relief meds – I always use a topical pain relief product. I put it on my lower back and anything else that is hurting before I leave for the airport. This helps the back pain from flaring up as much.Also, I use my 1 Minute Pain Relief immediately after I get off the plane. I see no need in letting pain get the better of me by pretending it won’t rear it’s ugly head.9) Drink lots of water – This will help keep your body oxygenated and help flush out toxins in your body that add to and agitate pain. Don’t hesitate to ask for water if the flight attendants don’t offer you what you desire.10) Walk up and down the aisles – You will avoid becoming as stiff by moving about the airplane and stretching. Do be careful. Stable yourself by touching the back of the seats. You do not want to fall. Try to move about the cabin every 30 minutes.I hope these tips have helped you. Please share anything you’ve discover so we can help our fellow pain victims.The Best of Health
The leasing of commercial real estate today can be a challenge unless you as the commercial real estate agent have a real plan of action and focus. There are plenty of other properties on the market for lease, and many landlords that are looking to solve their vacancy problem. Rents, incentives, and lease terms are all very flexible.To get your fair share of listings and leases, it pays to have a definite process of listing and marketing for your vacant properties. You need a point of difference when it comes to promoting your listings to the business community.Successful leasing agents will usually have a significant database of local businesses and tenants to call on. It is this database that produces the enquiry and the opportunity that you need.If you are new to the industry, it is wise to start building your database as soon as possible. This process will require you prospecting and cold calling businesses and tenants on a daily basis.Focus Your EffortsIt should be said that there are no short cuts when it comes to building your database. It is a personal process and requires continuous focus.Here are some strategies that can help you build your market share and success as an agent in commercial real estate leasing.It is the landlords that own the local property that will require your specialist services. They must know that you are the agent of choice when it comes to the property type and the location. For this reason, landlords and property owners must feature in your prospecting model. When you control the property owners and the landlords from a prospecting perspective, you will soon build your market share as a very good leasing agent.
Split your area into priority locations, and high priority streets. It is within these zones that you will find the quality listing stock. On a street by street basis, work through the property owners and the businesses in occupancy. Get to know the lease expires, current vacancy factors, and the future supply of lettable space. This information requires you talking to the right people each and every day. Capture the information into your database.
A successful leasing agent will know how to comprehensively market the listings and vacant premises. Given that there are plenty of other listings available and currently vacant, the marketing of your properties needs to be special and specific. That is why you will need exclusive listings to do the required marketing and dedicated tenant contact. Treat every listing as special and take it to the tenants in your database personally.
Track all of the other listings in the local area together with their time on market, rentals, and improvements. Ensure that your listings are of top value and highly marketable from a competitive viewpoint. This then says that your landlord clients should be suitably conditioned for the prevailing market conditions. Every listing should be optimised for the current market conditions.When there are plenty of listings available for tenants to choose from, you must ensure that your clients and listings are of the highest quality and condition for the current tenant enquiry. Understand what the market is doing, and shape the listing accordingly. The client that you act for is looking for results, and on that basis you need to act.
With the emergence of the Internet and social media platforms with the audience of thousands and thousands of people, the concept of crowd marketing is seemingly a better marketing solution for a lot of companies.What is Crowd Marketing?A popular marketing technique in which a business connects to an influencer, who is in direct contact with the target market of the product that the business is marketing. The proliferation of social media networks including the Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and many other, crowd marketing has gained increased popularity among marketers as being a cheap, effective and the easiest way to reach target consumer. Unlike many other marketing strategies, the target market reach of can be monitored in terms of measurable indicators such as likes, shares, reviews, retweets, feedbacks etc. In essence, crowd marketing techniques are focused on increasing website traffic, lifting search engine rank and strengthening the brand position. The main difference between techniques like Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the crowded marketing technique is that the later technique directly approaches to target consumers rather than focusing on the general public. One of the good examples of crowd marketing may be the celebrity endorsement technique. In this technique, a business identifies celebrities that already have a large fan base among the target market niche of the business; the business pays the celebrity to endorse its product among its target consumers. It is an effective way because people tend to be influenced by celebrities, their lifestyles and what they recommend. Such marketing technique is also used to approach the target market directly as long as the influencing celebrity personality, as well as his fan base among the target market population, are properly selected.Crowd Marketing TechniquesThe most popular techniques most recently rely on the social media platform and utilize the power of content marketing to enhance target market reach. Since social media has become an integral part of people’s lives, one of the most effective platforms is Facebook, which has over 1,500 million active users. Targeting Facebook as a platform to reach the target market has been popular these days. The technique is straightforward -leveraging content marketing method to attract the target market population among Facebook users. In this method, the business creates a compelling content, mostly product or brand-related videos, and finds an effective way to publish it over the Facebook that will ensure most return on investment. Usually, celebrity pages, celebrity accounts where many people keep their attention and the paid advertisement that is boosted by the Facebook to help reach increased customer base are utilized as crowd marketing technique over the Facebook. The number of likes, shares, and comments can be used as a measure of the success of the campaign. The most effective way to reach target market is to utilize the key influence of the business niche. Identifying target consumers, their behaviors and whom or what they follow can make the difference. If the key influencer of the target audience can be identified and can be used to endorse the product or brand, the success of convincing the audience about the reliability and superiority of the business goes higher.The Power of Social MediaAnother effective technique that warrants success is to use tools that help the business with key insights of the marketing as related to social and content marketing wings of crowd marketing. For example, few web applications help the business identify the target audience of a product, their key influencer, their position and location within web domain and provides with the best crowd marketing strategy starting from content recommendation to target markets locating. These tools make implementation of your marketing strategies easier and more effective.The Lego Group, children’s toy builder company, has been leveraging the concept of crowd marketing since the 90′s; it has used the Internet effectively to transform website traffic into effective customers and revenues. The key idea to engage target customers from around the world is novel and simple – it asks toy builders and idea-makers to share their ideas about new toys. These ideas are published on the website and are open to million enthusiastic audiences. Any builder can upload his unique design built out of the combination of thousands of different block pieces. The models are placed to audiences for marking and the models that get highest marks are chosen for the award. Moreover, the company uses fans’ ideas and models to build its toys from. Recently, it has created builds from the theme of the movie “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings”, which are the most popular builds from the company for years. The company has been adopting social media-based marketing campaign to increase its audience reach and enhance revenues. Last year, the company has earned about $4 trillion in revenue, most of which can be attributed to the crowd marketing strategy. Crowd marketing has also enabled it to become a global brand. The success of the company may be set as an example for all businesses who wish to adopt crowd marketing strategies.