a monthly newsletter from Crystal Communications March 2005

in this issue

Events to Help Your Business Grow


Get Free Tips on Ways to Improve your Finances

Live Your Dream!


Events to Help Your Business Grow

Join me at some of the following events:

Wednesday, March 9
9:00 -10:30 a.m.

Presented by The BottomLine at the Greater Chamber's Small Business Resource Center - FREE
RSVP to 210-392-3309

March 9, 18, 22, 29, 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Presented by the Area Business Councils of the Greater Chamber, various locations. To RSVP, click here.

Wednesday, March 23
9:00 -10:30 a.m.

Presented by The BottomLine at the Greater Chamber's Small Business Resource Center - FREE
RSVP to 210-392-3309

Wednesday, April 6
7:00 -9:00 a.m.

Presented by The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, March 9, 2005
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Each class: $21.00
John Marshall High School
8000 Lobo
To register, call 210-522-8100 or click here.

For seminars custom-created for your business...


Was February a good month for you? My son turned 25 (does that make me old?) and this month, I hit 53! I think it's going to be a wonderful year!

  • Creativity
  • Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self- conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
    - Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury should know. So much of creativity is allowing yourself some calmness - a little island of peace to allow the ideas some room to grow. Here are some exercises to help your ideas flourish.

    Breathe deeply. You'll be surprised how much better you'll feel and how many more creative ideas will flow into your head if you will breathe from your abdomen rather than your chest. Imagine that you can pull air into your belly button. Breathe in through your nose and push your stomach out. Then breathe out through your mouth and pull your stoamch in. Do this three times to a slow count of ten (five in, five out).

    Spend 20 minutes each day in silence. Use this time just for you - either in prayer, meditation, or light exercise. Chatting with someone on the next treadmill doesn't count. This needs to be quiet time.

    If you think it, ink it. I heard this at a recent workshop and I just adore it. Keep a notebook with you all the time and jot down any idea that occurs to you. You'll be surprised how many more ideas will come to you once you've let your muse know that you care enough to capture them.

    Do puzzles. Word puzzles, number puzzles, logic puzzles - all of these help to exercise your mind and boost your creativity.

    And here's one for this month. What is a two word anagram for the word ASTRONOMERS that means roughly the same thing?

    Email your answer to me. I'll draw one winner from the correct responses for a gift certificate at one of my favorite restaurants.

    Learn more about Crystal Communications...
  • Get Free Tips on Ways to Improve your Finances
  • My friend Cheryl Cook has a wonderful newsletter (and if you like this one, you'll like hers, too.) Learn how to get more cash in your pocket, more sales in the door, and reduce the amount of cash leaving your business. To visit her website and sign up for this biweekly ezine, click here.

  • Live Your Dream!
  • I've been living my dream for the last year, doing what I enjoy and aligning my activities with the values that are most important to me. Now I want to share this journey with you. Let me help you discover the joy of living a purpose-filled life. Come to my workshop and learn to Live Your Dream!

    Choose from the following dates:

    • Monday, March 28
    • Friday, April 29
    All events are held from 8:30 A. M. - 12 noon at the Greater San Antonio Chamber's Small Business Resource Center, 1100 NW Loop 410 at Blanco. Also available for private groups. Call or email for details.

    For more information, click here.

    To register, click here and scroll down.
  • Crystallizations for Your Business
  • You've enjoyed Crystal's business tips in this newsletter. Now you can purchase extended versions of these tips in one e-book. Crystal's easy-to-read style makes this a great reference and a handy reminder of the small activities you can do to make your business successful. There is one tip for each month, so start 2005 off right.

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