eHappyLife
eHappyLife
Happy Living
Popular Podcasts
3,050,213
Total Podcast Downloads
Through July 31, 2014
Member Area
  Member Login  
 
Email:
Password:
 
A Trifecta
Of Benefits

Written Sunday 06/24/07 by Joe Rossini

This coming Friday, we will witness the incredibly hyped launch of the Apple I-Phone. This product launch inspired this week's lesson about A Trifecta of Benefits MP3 players can provide: Exercise, Education and Entertainment. While the Apple I-Phone is brand new and promises to be the next cool gadget, it is extremely high priced at $499 for the functions it performs. If you donít have a spare $500 laying around to purchase one, there are many alternatives in MP3 players and incredible ďsmartĒ cell phones that can give you all you need in a gadget for as low as one tenth the price of an I-Phone.

Recently I upgraded my Nokia to a Sony Ericsson W810i cell phone and couldnít be happier with the incredible functionality of this inexpensive yet powerful little device. It ships with a 256mb SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo thatís kind of skimpy. However for under $40 you can upgrade to a 2GB memory card at Costco. The 2-gig card will hold enough content to please even the most discriminating Boomer until the 4-gig cards drop in price. The W810i comes loaded with an FM tuner that works great; a clear voice recorder; a 2mp camera that takes great pictures and video clips; the ability to connect to the Internet; and a great software bundle for transferring and manipulating files. This slick baby will take the place of several old style gadgets that would fill both pockets in one quick swoop.

If you have been avoiding switching your audio files to MP3, thereís never been a better time to do so. The innovations in software and hardware just keep getting better and the costs of flash memory as well as the devices in general just keep dropping in price. In this lesson I will try to provide you with the will and the reasons to upgrade.

Iíve lost count of the number of times Iíve discussed walking as a great way to stay healthy and fit in my articles, lessons and podcasts. By now Iím sure everyone realizes that walking is a wonderful, healthy discipline to practice daily. However one needs the will and desire to walk as well as the feeling that itís not a punishment but rather a pleasure to do so.

If you invest the time to prepare your MP3 device or cell phone like the W810i I described above with the proper content, you will be ready to hit the sidewalks this summer and begin to reap the benefits and pleasures of Exercise, Education, and Entertainment. If you have a dog to walk or a child or grandchild to stroll with in a carriage Ė you can even extend the pleasure to others.

The first content I loaded on my phone was the 8 hours of podcasts I produced over the last few years. I wanted to hear for myself what thousands of listeners have been enjoying monthly at eHappyLife.com. And I must say that listening and learning while I walk and stay healthy has never been better. Beside my own material, I plan on converting my favorite educational CDís and Tapes in my library to the MP3 format for educational listening as well. Also, magazines like BusinessWeek now offer their paper magazine subscribers an audio version of their magazine for $9.99 a year. You can pick and choose what articles you like and easily download them for your walks, to help you learn as you enjoy every step you take.

If thatís not enough to motivate you to walk, whenever you get tired of educational material, you can easily switch to FM radio or your favorite music that you transfer from your CD collection. Thereís nothing more motivating than to ďenjoyĒ walking, which you already know is great for your health; while you entertain yourself with the music of your favorite artists. If you get tired of educational audio or music files Ė you can get even more creative by finding and downloading some comedy routines of your favorite comedians like Robin Williams. The key here is to avoid viewing your walking routine as a boring chore. Instead it should be viewed as investing free time that you will look forward to enjoying.

Like any worthy cause, you will probably need the equivalent of a tug boat to get you started. The first reaction of most individuals will be to create a multitude of excuses. Some will say I donít know anything about MP3. Or I donít have any content to transfer even if I purchased a W810i or equivalent gadget. Donít join the excuse crowd. Where thereís a will, thereís a way. Remember...no gain without pain. The benefits of EXERCISE, EDUCATION and ENTERTAINMENT will improve your lifestyle and far outweigh the frustrating learning curve of using new gadgets. Take advantage of the technology available today and donít bet against this Trifecta of Benefits. We all need to put more effort into improving our health and lifestyle and this is an easy way to do so. Today is the best day ever to get your electronic gear; load it up with great stuff; get a comfortable pair of walking shoes and then get moving. Be a Trifecta Winner that will pay you dividends for a lifetime!


Email a friend......E-Mail This Article To A Friend Printer Friendly Version......Print This Article
Copyright ©2001-2013 eHappyLife, LLC - All Rights Reserved
Articles may not be published without the consent of the Author


Learning Life's Lessons Master Archives
Introduction
The Real Deal Relationships | Parents Should Be Special | Children Learn By Example
Make Time For Your Kids | Don't Wait To Share | Peers and Friends Come and Go
What Can Teams Teach Us? | Who's Telling The Truth?
Should You Fight To Be Right? | Exceeding Job Expectations
Relationships with Stats and Numbers | Using Personal Computers
The Road To Improvement | Doing The Do-able | Moving The Move-able
Doing What You Say | The Greatest Generation | You Can Count On Me
Take More Pride In 2005 | Financial Independence Anyone? | I Just Didnít Have Time!
Avoid Assuming Anything! | Never Take Anything For Granted!
The Power Of Fan Loyalty! | Dangers of Resisting Change! | Life's Peaks And Valleys
The Process Of Reinvention | Wisdom | Intuition and Instincts | A Little Bit At A Time
Why Speed Counts | The 80-20 Principle | Showing Your Appreciation
Think, Focus, And Finish | Learning From Others | The True Value Of Time
A Mother's Day Tribute | Writing Helps To Learn And Share | Are You Really Listening?
Memorial Day Tribute | Changing Is Difficult | Bubbles, Balance & Boredom!
A Perspective On Fatherhood | Why Courtesy Counts? | 1776 And Independence Day
Tools In The Right Hands | Boomers And Retirement | Playing The Games Of Life
How Tech Savvy Are You? | Rhythm And Momentum | Consistency Counts!
The Power Of Saying THANK YOU! | Fix Small Problems Quickly!
A Tribute To Labor Day | Scarcity And Value | College Footbal Lessons
The Most Important Clients | Develop A Solutions Mindset
Lifelong Learning Is Essential | A Game Of Mistakes | Respecting Rules And Laws
The Concept Of Systems | Strive To Make Others Happy | Hire Slow, And Fire Fast
A Lesson About Loyalty | Following-Up Reaps Rewards | Worry Less And Enjoy More
Live Today And Plan For Tomorrow | Something For Nothing review
Some Opinions On Advice | Resolutions Of Health & Peace
Where Dishonesty Can Lead Us | Living Each Day With Purpose | The Work Ethic
Avoiding Misinterpretations | Super Bowl And Our Culture
Start a Lifetime Word Course | Silence Is Golden Rules | A Perspective On Timelines
Invest In What You Know | Setting Priorities Is A Skill | The Power Of Prevention
Finding Relevance When You Retire | Benefit From Daylight Savings
Strive For What You Become | Choosing Price Or Quality | Understanding Your Inflation
Pursuing A Brighter Future | Creating Value And Wealth | The Ultimate Professional
Always Do Your Best | Choose Your Friends Wisely | Thoughts For The Class Of 2006
The Long Road To Showtime | In Memory Of James Rossini
Benefits Of Being A Contrarian | Innovate And Specialize Now!
Invest Your Energy Wisely! | A Hundred Weeks & Counting!
Developing A Sense Of Urgency | Does Fidelity Really Matter?
Does Brand Loyalty Still Matter? | A Perspective On Free Time
The Reality Of Competition | Why The Best Seek Education
Spend And Borrow Money Wisely | Want Your Clients To Love You?
Brainstorming Really Works | Losing Your Best Furry Friend
Be A Student Of Your Body | Drive Safe To Stay Alive | The Relevance Of Polls
The Power Of Paying Promtly | Learning Quickly From Mentors
Singing Happy Birthday Is Powerful | Always Respect Your Competitors
Gambling Is A Bad Bet | Develop An Investment Mindset
Till Respect Do Us Part | Navigating Through Holiday Shopping
Always Field Your Best Team | The Language Of Love
Forget The Ugly Past And Move On | You Are What You Think
The Internet Has Changed Our Lives | Dot The i's And Cross The t's
Service Is Not A Favor | Success + Overwhelm Equals Complacency
Why Real Deal Relationships Expire | The Ugly Costs of Misunderstandings
Taking Giant Steps And Leaps Of Faith | Searching For A Happy Life
Why Can't The Honeymoon Last? | Creating More Serenity Now
Who's Responsible For Irresponsibility? | How To Destroy Team Morale
The Gifts My Parents Gave Me | Turning Dreams And Visions Into Reality
Keep Clean, Organized Surroundings | Return Communications Like A Pro
Start Saving As Early As Possible | In Memory Of Rose Rossini
Bouncing Back From Adversity | The Early Bird Catches The Worm
Howís Your Name Brand Doing? | My One And Only Lesson On Politics
Itís Fatherís Day Once Again | A Trifecta Of Benefits
Mirrors Can Bring Pain Or Pleasure | Gadgets To Improve Your Attitude
Selling Your Conscience For A Buck | Dealing With Daily Obstacles
What Really Matters In Your Life? | What Really Matters In Your Life?
A Perfect Financial Storm Coming? | Avoid Distraction Overload
Turning Passion Into Profit | Disruptive Change Will Rule The Future
Buy Tools Before You Need Them | Pessimism Or Optimism? Your Choice!
Avoid Playing The Blame Game | The Development Of Instincts
Keep It Simple, Efficient & Consistent | Understanding The Workaholic Syndrome
Relationships Are What We Live For | We May Need A Push To Get Started
The Power Of A Positive Attitude | The Emotion Of Disgust
For Boomers And Caring Citizens | The Importance Of Focusing
Always Keep Your Promises | The Power Of Energy
The Power Of Persistence | Remove The Shackles Of Indifference
Become The CEO Of Your Life | A Thirst For Knowledge in 2008
Enjoy Being More Decisive | What Happened To Accountability?
Make Health A Top Priority In 2008 | Less Talk, More Action!
Understanding Team Dynamics | Excuses Benefit No One
Life Is A Balancing Act | Is Happiness Eluding You?
How Do You Define Success? | Time Is Money
The Necessity Of Flexibility | We Are All Salespeople
Being Accountable To Yourself | Dealing With Disappointment
Why Excess Adjusts The Marketplace | Recognizing Value And Importance
Donít Let Worry Drain Your Energy | That's Life!
Build Self Esteem Every Day | Avoid The School Of Hard Knocks
Praise More And Criticize Less | How To Increase Your Business Value
Why You Should Serve Customers Better | Don't Let Small Doubts Stop You!
Numbers, Stats And Market Forces | Always Strive For Excellence
Discipline Is Necessary For Progress | Why Service Can Really Stink
Reduce The Friction In Your Business | Avoid Being Indecisive
Everything You Do In Life Counts! | Time Is Our Most Precious Asset
High Energy Leadership | Anticipating And Preparing For Change
You Are Responsible For Your Choices | Resolve Means "I WILL"
Leading And Learning Communication Skills | Be A Member Of The 5% Club
Leading With An Unshakable Character | Defining Wealth And Value
Who Can You Really Trust? | The Rewards Of Growth
A Two Step Cure For Procrastination | Desire Is A Powerful Emotion
What Makes Customers Buy? | You Must Provide Value To Compete
Honest Self Appraisal | The Fear Of Failure | Take A Deep Breath
Are You A Master Or Victim Of Change? | Act Like A Fiduciary To Restore Trust
Which Will It Be: Inflation Or Deflation? | The Right Selling Price
Why People Don't Set Goals | Take Control Of Your Time
How To Invest Better Using Google


To view Polls by Questions Click Here

To view Polls by Topic Click Here

To view Personal Articles Index Click Here

eHappyLife
For Home Inspections in SW Florida please call my trusted friend Jeff Gerwitz
239-994-1694
United Inspection Services
Today's Featured Lesson is: Parents Should Be Special
232 Lessons Presented
Click below to listen to The Real Deal Relationship

Build Your Vocabulary
Download our FREE iPhone & Android APP Now!