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Eating In The 50’s And 60’s

Pasta was not eaten.

Curry was a surname. 

A takeaway was a mathematical problem.  

A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.  

All potato crisps were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not. 

Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.

Calamari was called squid and we used it as fish bait.

A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.  

Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded
as being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.  

Fish didn’t have fingers in those days.  

Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.

None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.

Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

People who didn’t peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.

Cooking outside was called camping.

Seaweed was not a recognised food.

“Kebab” was not even a word, never mind a food.  

Prunes were medicinal.

Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called  cattle feed.

Water came out of the tap.

If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock!!

But the one thing that we never ever had on our table in the sixties …..”Elbows or Phones”

Motivational Quote Of The Day

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

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       Thomas Jefferson 


Alternative Quote Of The Day

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it.”

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Joan Rivers

New Way’s To Profit A Love Of Whiskey

Investing in whisky has never been easier from the comfort of your home, even when it’s still in the cask. Whisky Invest Direct is a platform that was launched five years ago by the people behind gold and precious-metals dealing service BullionVault.

Users simply log on and buy whisky that is still in the barrel and kept in the original distiller’s bonded warehouse. The idea is that, as it slowly ages, and other whiskies get consumed, your whisky appreciates in value.

Then, you sell it via the platform. Just like on BullionVault, there is a live order board that allows you to set your own asking price. Another option is to buy and sell whisky by the cask via an online auction.

In February, Cask Trade’s newly launched auction service, called auctionyourcask.com, held the world’s first live, online whisky auction dedicated to casks. Around 300 whisky lovers registered to take part, with roughly 100 samples sent out to prospective buyers in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL SLEEP UNDER THE STARS DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

Dear Streetwise Customer,

I’ve already written to you a couple of times about this cash generating system.

This time though, I’m not going to tell you how good this is. I’m going to let our customers do it instead!

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received recently…

(Incidentally, all of these comments are completely unsolicited and the original copies are held on file at our offices and are available for inspection.)

To get the full story take a couple of minutes to read visit the website below and read the message from David Houghton who figured this out. It reveals this extraordinary opportunity in detail.

Take A Look Now By Visiting:

www.streetwisenews.com/AB

There is absolutely No Risk to you in taking a look at this. The whole
thing comes with a full Cast Iron Money Back Guarantee.  All the best for now

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John Harrison
Streetwise Publications

PS. Just for good measure here are Mike Pears comments on the A Minus B System:

“O.k. – here are my updates on the A-B System up to my trading week 51. These are all to level stakes. 

Week 40 – w/c 16/2 – loss of 16 pts
Week 41 – w/c 23/2 – profit of 37 pts
Week 42 – w/c 2/3 – loss of 2 pts
Week 43 – w/c 9/3 – profit of 80 pts
Week 44 – w/c 16/3 – profit of 37 pts
Week 45 – w/c 23/3 – profit of 75 pts
Week 46 – w/c 30/3 – profit of 38 pts
Week 47 – w/c 6/4 – loss of 51 pts
Week 48 – w/c 13/4 – profit of 62 pts
Week 49 – w/c 20/4 – profit of 30 pts
Week 50 – w/c 27/4 – profit of 144 pts
Week 51 – w/c 4/5 – loss of 45 pts

Total Level stakes profit is 1,821 pts which averages 36.42 per week… A £1,000 starting bankusing 0.1% stakes, now stands at £5,569.”

Why You Shouldn’t Get A TaToo…

When I was in the Birmingham branch of Selfridges recently, I was amazed to find that they had a tattoo parlour in the store.

Now when I was growing up, nobody ‘respectable’ ever had tattoos. You either had them as a result of teenage rebellion, through being a Hell’s Angel, or because you’d got very drunk one night and woken up the next morning with some girl’s name you’d never heard of emblazoned on your buttocks.

But times have changed. In 2020, people of all ages and backgrounds (and both sexes) have tattoos. It’s become fashionable, and the styles and positions of tattoos are subject to fashion too. Where once you might have had an anchor on your forearm, now you’re more likely to have some obscure oriental symbol across your lower back, or a Maori design across your shoulder.

And I think this trend is stark staring crazy.

Why?

Well let me put it to you this way…

Would you go into a hairdresser’s and choose a hairstyle that you were going to keep for the rest of your life. Imagine if Kevin Keegan had done that in 1978! Doesn’t bear thinking about. Would you go into a clothes shop and pick a pair of trousers you were going to be sewn into and never able to change? Of course you wouldn’t, (I might, but you wouldn’t) because fashions change, and you want to be able to keep up with modern trends.

In 20 or 30 years time, young kids will be laughing at the coloured-in older generation, and will be able to age them ~ not by their wrinkles, but by the design of their tattoos. What seems cool, hip and trendy now will seem tired, dated and old hat by the new generation. And the tattooed masses will be stuck with it ~ locked in an epidermal time warp. Just like their anchor-wearing predecessors.

The truth is that fashion is for the frivolous, disposable and temporary things in life. Tattoos are none of these things…

And neither is property.

Near to where I live, there’s a fantastic looking ultra-modern house for sale. It’s all vast open spaces, flat roofs, white walls and sharp edges. It’s priced at £1.5 million, and it looks great. Would I buy it? Not a chance, because today’s cutting edge and fashionable, is tomorrow’s yesterday’s news. And when you’re making a significant life investment, you don’t toy with the vagaries of fashion.

And it’s the same story with moredown-to-earth property investments…

You don’t have to go too far back in time ~ perhaps 12 years ~ to find yourself in a period where nobody wanted to buy a flat in a provincial city for any amount of money. But that’s before fashions changed, and city living became trendy. Our cities became awash with modern high-rise developments to cater for this new trend.

Well guess what…that’s what it is ~ a trend. And that trend will change again, leaving all but the very best of those inner city developments to fall into decline as they revert to what similar properties were before the trend shift ~ squalid ghettos for the underclass.

Meanwhile bread and butter family housing ~ traditional three bed semis, small detached houses and the like in the suburbs ~ will continue to rise steadily in value. They can’t and won’t fall out of fashion because they were never in fashion.

They provide simple, functional and attractive housing solutions for ordinary families. They may not set the pulse racing, but they do keep the family comfortable, dry, safe and warm. And that’s what everyone needed in the past, what they need now, and what they will continue to need into the future.

There’s an underlying long-term basic need that transcends fashion or trend. When you’re looking at where to invest your money, this is precisely what you should be looking for. Something with longevity and intrinsic underlying value, not something, which has had its value temporarily boosted by riding a trend.

When the property market turns tough, I invest more, not less. But I don’t have any tattoos, and I don’t have any trendy inner city apartments either. I’ve never been convinced that either are a good long-term proposition.

I may be too late on both the tattoos and the property for you. But if not, now could be a good time to give some thought to whether you agree with me.

Postscript

A free tip for a big business opportunity of the future ~ tattoo removal. It’s going to grow and grow.

Kind Regards

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John Harrison  

PUBLISHERS NOTICE  

Dear Streetwise Customer,

I’ve already written to you a couple of times about this cash generating system.

This time though, I’m not going to tell you how good this is. I’m going to let our customers do it instead!

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received recently…

(Incidentally, all of these comments are completely unsolicited and the original copies are held on file at our offices and are available for inspection.)

To get the full story take a couple of minutes to read visit the website below and read the message from David Houghton who figured this out. It reveals this extraordinary opportunity in detail.

Take A Look Now By Visiting:

www.streetwisenews.com/AB

There is absolutely No Risk to you in taking a look at this. The whole
thing comes with a full Cast Iron Money Back Guarantee.  All the best for now

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John Harrison
Streetwise Publications

PS. Just for good measure here are Mike Pears comments on the A Minus B System:

“O.k. – here are my updates on the A-B System up to my trading week 51. These are all to level stakes. 

Week 40 – w/c 16/2 – loss of 16 pts
Week 41 – w/c 23/2 – profit of 37 pts
Week 42 – w/c 2/3 – loss of 2 pts
Week 43 – w/c 9/3 – profit of 80 pts
Week 44 – w/c 16/3 – profit of 37 pts
Week 45 – w/c 23/3 – profit of 75 pts
Week 46 – w/c 30/3 – profit of 38 pts
Week 47 – w/c 6/4 – loss of 51 pts
Week 48 – w/c 13/4 – profit of 62 pts
Week 49 – w/c 20/4 – profit of 30 pts
Week 50 – w/c 27/4 – profit of 144 pts
Week 51 – w/c 4/5 – loss of 45 pts

Total Level stakes profit is 1,821 pts which averages 36.42 per week… A £1,000 starting bankusing 0.1% stakes, now stands at £5,569.”

Ask Sunday

Personal assistants used to work only for the rich and famous. Not anymore. Sign up for a subscription at AskSunday.com and you can have the site’s virtual secretaries do tasks for you, like schedule appointments, set up dinner reservations or give you a wake-up call even if you are on a trip around the world.

In fact pretty much any secretarial, administrative or organisational task can be arranged through the site. Time can be booked in just five minute increments.

I mention it for two reasons: 

1.  You might be a one man/woman band or run a very ‘tight ship’ and have use for such a  service on an occasional basis.

2.  There could be a business idea for you there.

Is there a service you could provide over the internet in short time slots, which would help entrepreneurs to run their businesses more effectively?

Motivational Quote Of The Day

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Alternative Quote Of The Day

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.”       

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Jack Handey

Information Publishing

Information publishing is one of the most heavily promoted ways to make some extra money, and yet many people aren’t really clear on what it is.

Put simply, an information product is any piece of knowledge that has been recorded in some way – whether that be in a printed format, an audio format, or a video format-so that it can now be passed on to others. There are dozens of ways to package and sell information.

Some of the most common products are, printed books and e-books, booklets and special reports, manuals and workbooks, CDs, downloadable audio files, DVDs, newsletters, subscription-based web sites, workshops and seminars.

All of us have information or knowledge that would be useful to others, and packaging and marketing it in the right way can be highly lucrative. If you have an idea for an idea for information product, and want a second opinion on it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL TOSS AWAY THE “COULD HAVES” AND “SHOULD HAVES” DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

Dear Streetwise Customer,

I’ve already written to you a couple of times about this cash generating system.

This time though, I’m not going to tell you how good this is. I’m going to let our customers do it instead!

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received recently…

(Incidentally, all of these comments are completely unsolicited and the original copies are held on file at our offices and are available for inspection.)

To get the full story take a couple of minutes to read visit the website below and read the message from David Houghton who figured this out. It reveals this extraordinary opportunity in detail.

Take A Look Now By Visiting:

www.streetwisenews.com/AB

There is absolutely No Risk to you in taking a look at this. The whole
thing comes with a full Cast Iron Money Back Guarantee.  All the best for now

john sig.png

John Harrison
Streetwise Publications

PS. Just for good measure here are Mike Pears comments on the A Minus B System:

“O.k. – here are my updates on the A-B System up to my trading week 51. These are all to level stakes. 

Week 40 – w/c 16/2 – loss of 16 pts
Week 41 – w/c 23/2 – profit of 37 pts
Week 42 – w/c 2/3 – loss of 2 pts
Week 43 – w/c 9/3 – profit of 80 pts
Week 44 – w/c 16/3 – profit of 37 pts
Week 45 – w/c 23/3 – profit of 75 pts
Week 46 – w/c 30/3 – profit of 38 pts
Week 47 – w/c 6/4 – loss of 51 pts
Week 48 – w/c 13/4 – profit of 62 pts
Week 49 – w/c 20/4 – profit of 30 pts
Week 50 – w/c 27/4 – profit of 144 pts
Week 51 – w/c 4/5 – loss of 45 pts

Total Level stakes profit is 1,821 pts which averages 36.42 per week… A £1,000 starting bankusing 0.1% stakes, now stands at £5,569.”

Decisions…Decisions…

Last year I found myself entering my idea of hell: a PC World store.

Now I’m sure they’re a very good retailer, and that they sell excellent products at competitive prices. But the problem is that they don’t sell a single thing I want to buy, or even look at. The cacophony of noise and myriad of flashing screens makes me just want to run for the exits. And that’s what I would have done if I hadn’t been there to help someone choose a laptop.

And what a job that is!

Row upon row of identical looking boxes – all with a bewildering list of features and prices, which I’m sure make sense if you know what you’re talking about. But I don’t. If it was up to me, I’d have given up and gone home in an instant…

And if a piece of research I just read is anything to go by, I’m far from alone.

Conventional wisdom suggests that the more choice you give people, the better. If they have more to choose from, then they’ll be more likely to buy. PC World certainly seems to subscribe to that view. But conventional wisdom is sometimes wrong, and this is probably one of those times.

In an experiment in California, a team of scientists set up a display of jams in a supermarket. Sometimes there were just six jams and other times there were as many as 24. If a shopper tasted one of the jams, they received a discount voucher to buy any jam in the store. The results were surprising to the researchers. The greater the choice of jams, the less they sold. People became confused when faced with a wider choice, and fell back on their default position of buying no jam at all.

And jam is a non-technical, easy to understand, product. Choice still led to confusion, fear and ultimately, inertia.

This doesn’t surprise me in the least. I know that making a purchase is a stressful activity for many people. They worry about making the right decision, and the more choices there are, the greater the likelihood that the decision they make will be wrong. The safe option is to do nothing.

One of the biggest mistakes I see made in the direct response business is to send out a catalogue to potential customers. The thinking is that the more products you tell people about, the more they’ll collectively buy. But as we’ve seen, it doesn’t always work like that. People simply become confused and fearful, and retreat to the safe harbour position of doing nothing.

Most of us are lazy and risk-averse. By choosing a single product that you think is right for your customer, and then making the strongest possible case for that product, you’ll sell far more than by the scattergun catalogue approach.

But another piece of research I saw recently, suggests there may be an even better way…

A kitchen equipment store started selling a bread-making machine. Sales were poor, until the store added another, more expensive, machine to sit alongside it. Consumers now had something to compare with, and were no longer expected to make a decision in a vacuum. As a result, sales of the original machine improved dramatically.

This may be the best of all worlds ~ just enough choice to give a point of comparison, but not so much that the buyer becomes fearful or confused.

What’s more, it may be that there is an optimal number of items to choose from, before adding another leads to a fall in sales. To suggest that this ‘optimum’ amount of choice holds true for all products ~ that it’s the same for cars as it is for cornflakes ~ would be a little too simplistic. So you may need to do a little experimentation of your own.

But as a broad principle, you’re probably giving your customers too much choice, rather than too little. Do some of the work for them, cut down their options, and they’ll thank you with their hard-earned cash.

Kind Regards

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John Harrison  

PUBLISHERS NOTICE  

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Dear Streetwise Customer,

I hope you’re keeping safe and well.

This offer is limited, so we are only make it available to our most valued Streetwise customers at the moment.

  Back in the autumn, we alerted a few of our customers to a course, created by a guy making what seemed at the time to be an outrageous prediction.

He predicted the world would soon be gripped by a unprecedented crisis which would create a huge financial opportunity. Crazy eh?

Anyway the course revolved around a strategy which would enable anyone to make £2,803 a month to ‘tick over’ in normal times, but would then transform into a massive fortune maker once the implications of the predicted crisis hit.

Not many people (including me!) believed the prediction, but £2,800 a month is certainly worth having and a number of our customers got on the bandwagon and started doing well with it…and then the crisis came…sooner than anyone thought.

   The big opportunity he planned for is about to hit, and I want as many of our customers as possible to benefit…but there’s a hitch.

  For reasons explained when you take a look at the details here, I can only help NINE people at the moment. But those nine people are going to get something nobody else has been able to get up until today…

       The full programme in one package and at a huge discount!

  For full details take a look here.

www.streetwisenews.com/secret

Very Best Wishes,

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John Harrison

Follow The Pumpkin Plan

When Mike Michalowicz was trying to grow his first company he got locked in a cycle of make-sell-make-sell. Although he was making steady money, there was never much left over. His company was alive, but hardly a fortune maker.

That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration-pumpkin farmers! He tested this Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. He’s now written a book about it. Here’s the gist of the plan…

1.  Plant the right seeds; Don’t waste time doing lots of different things just to please your customers. Instead, identify the thing you do better than anyone else and focus all of your attention, money, and time on figuring out how to grow your company doing it.

2.  Weed out the losers: In a pumpkin patch small, rotten pumpkins stunt the growth of the robust, healthy ones. The same is true of customers. Figure out which customers add the most value and provide the best opportunities for sustained growth. Then ditch the worst of the worst.

3.  Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, look after them. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and over-deliver on every single promise.

Motivational Quote Of The Day

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”

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Lena Horne


Alternative Quote Of The Day

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“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”

George Carlin

The Bicycle Library

Imagine you want to buy a new bicycle. There are hundreds of models to choose from, each with very different characteristics. Choose the wrong one and you can end up making an expensive mistake. That’s the scenario behind the launch of the London Bicycle Library.

The library is based on a double decker bus. The bus contains information and resource materials where visitors can research their choice, and also a wide selection of bicycles which they can try out, and even take home for a few days. If it’s a marriage made in heaven, they can the order their own bike, direct from the manufacturers via the library.

One of the greatest fears – and one of the greatest barriers to making a sale – in any market, is the fear of making a mistake. Anything which allows the customers to try-before-they-buy will ultimately be rewarded with increased sales.

So is there some way you could adapt or apply this concept to your business?

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLOURED EYES DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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  Dear Streetwise Customer,

I hope you’re keeping safe and well.

This offer is limited, so we are only make it available to our most valued Streetwise customers at the moment.

  Back in the autumn, we alerted a few of our customers to a course, created by a guy making what seemed at the time to be an outrageous prediction.

He predicted the world would soon be gripped by a unprecedented crisis which would create a huge financial opportunity. Crazy eh?

Anyway the course revolved around a strategy which would enable anyone to make £2,803 a month to ‘tick over’ in normal times, but would then transform into a massive fortune maker once the implications of the predicted crisis hit.

Not many people (including me!) believed the prediction, but £2,800 a month is certainly worth having and a number of our customers got on the bandwagon and started doing well with it…and then the crisis came…sooner than anyone thought.

   The big opportunity he planned for is about to hit, and I want as many of our customers as possible to benefit…but there’s a hitch.

  For reasons explained when you take a look at the details here, I can only help NINE people at the moment. But those nine people are going to get something nobody else has been able to get up until today…

     The full programme in one package and at a huge discount!

  For full details take a look here.

www.streetwisenews.com/secret

     
    Very Best Wishes,

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John Harrison