Connecting The SEO Dots in India

Connecting The SEO Dots in India!

What do you think when you call in for  technology support help and you have a hard time understanding the person on the other end of the phone? 

Do you shut down or do you think about the other person on the end of the phone as a human being who has a family, goes on picnics, celebrates holidays and helps people who are having technical  support issues? 

Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  is all about helping people understand one another and create balance in their lives by walking in the other persons shoes, just for a while. 

Join us on the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show and meet Aaliya Jain from SEO Hunk International

Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT listen to blogtalkradio online in the chat room or call in  (347) 994-1903 and press 1 to speak.  Hold on because when I see your hand go up on the switchboard I have to work you into the show. 

We are going to discuss many personal aspects of life in India  as well as SEO Search Engine Optimization.  This will be a show to learn about people around the world and what their customs are like along with how they conduct global business.

  1. Food
  2. Faith
  3. Temples
  4. Traditions
  5. On page Optimization
  6. Off page Optimization
  7. SMO (Social Media Optimization)

Meet Aaliya Jain,  a 23 year old beautiful woman from India. She will share her life in India with her parents, extended family members and her brothers and sisters.  We will be talking about Indian food, the sacred cows, temples and traditions of  India along with SEO optimization.

Connect with Aaliya Jain about SEO Optimization at SEO Hunk International

Skype: Aaliya.Jain or 305-403-9683.   e-mail  sales@seohunkinternational.com

Aaliya says: "I am always here to help you out for your problems."

Set a reminder for Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT on Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio.  Call in (347) 994-1903 or join is in the chat room.

Join us for Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  in India. 

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Connecting the Dots Around The World in South Africa

Connecting The Dots Around The World In South Africa .

Welcome to the Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio series connecting the dots around the world.  Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT we will have international guest,  Johan Horak from South Africa. Learn how Johan is connecting daily with people from around the globe on Google+.  Set a reminder here to join us online, ask questions in the chat room, call in during the show 347-994-1903 or post anything you would like discussed in the comments for discussion on Thursdays, live show.

Johan has a wonderful story with his family evolving from visions of being a CEO in the metal industry to owning one of the top producing second hand stores in South Africa and now helping people build relationships and enrich lives through social media.

Johan published a post on google+ that went "cosmic" with over 168 comments on "14 ways to Learn How to Helpfully Ride The Coattails of Google+ influencers"  We will be discussing his strategy and how it worked out. My initial contact with Johan came from a Pinterest conversation on Google+ where we were talking with Guy Kawasaki of former Apple fame currently "What The Plus" e-book , Enchantment and Alltop notoriety, about the status of Pinteresst in the social media hierarchy. Conversations on Google+ have now turned global and we are connecting the social media dots on blogtalkradio. 

Johan will share the trials and practice it has taken to be able to communicate with anyone around the world on Google+  This is what he says about the platform "Never in my life have I come across such an resistant free platform. I am able to communicate with the most influential to the latest newbie…..

This is a social media principle I ascribe to: Before you sell you need to create cultivation pools where you can nature long term trusting relationships…..The focus for me was not on return on investment anymore. Input vs output bull. I became like an artist. I did what I love first. At all cost before I chase anything. Now the fun started….

I am challenged by new methods. How do I use these tools to brand businesses and individuals. I tend see communication opportunities in a strategy and branding way. This means that I easily identify new technology that solves these problems. Internal and external. It's natural for me to package various communications solution in a user friendly way."

This interview starts our series with people from around the world where we can discuss the countries and cities we visited on our journey around the world.  Talking with local people puts a new perspective on the things we saw and experienced.  Johan has cleared up many of my questions in our e-mail and skype conversations getting to know one another as global connectors. 

Johan and his family live in Simonstown which is about 45 minutes outside Cape Town, South Africa. Some may not know much about Cape Town or South Africa.  Cricket, famous golfers, Camps Beach, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid are a few things you might think about when someone says, South Africa.  There is so much more like world class shopping, diving with the sharks, safaris with the big five and elephant rides on the reserve are things that make this destination a place you want to put on your radar or even your bucket list.  Johan's wife Elmarie and daughter Nandi are very busy managing their vacation rental business, Cape Holiday Home Rentals with over 300 beautiful properties and might be able to help you make a dream come true.  Check out some of the beautiful homes for rent in the Cape Town, South Africa area on Pinterest .

Connect with Johan Horvak on your global journey in social media.

Linkedin

Twitter @johanhorak

Google+

Youtube

skype: lumeza

email

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Pinterest

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Having experienced South Africa on our recent voyage around the world,  I want to encourage you to check out the photos and think about making a trip to this extraordinary place.  There is so much history and there still continues to be history in the making.  You will want to see Table mountain become covered with clouds that looks like a table cloth, and the harbor at night.  Have a "sundowners" party in the bush with your tracker and hear the roar of the big cats as they settle down at night. 

 

 

Hope to see you on line in the chat room or call in live 347-994-1903 to ask questions of Johan Horak as we discover how to connect globally on Blogtalkradio Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT

 

You now have a global connection with Johan Horak and his family so what are you waiting for?  Connect with Johan all over cyberspace…. circle him in Google+, follow him on twitter and Pinterest and connect on linkedin.

The weather is beautiful, the sea breeze is blowing and South Africa could be the place you have been waiting to visit and just didn't know it! 

Take a world class trip to Cape Town, South Africa and who knows you could have your own "Global meet up" with new friends you can cultivate using social media. 

We ARE having a Global "meet up" in London, October 5, 2012 and maybe a photo walk with photographers from around the world so stay tuned for more details and post a comment if you are interested in connecting with us. 

It's fun connecting the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie! 

Become a Global connector and listen to Johan Horak Thursday about how he does it on Google+!

 

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Winner of “Where in the world is Carra Riley”

First and foremost a HUGE thank you to all the participants in this fun game around the world!

My foursquare updates on twitter are taking on a new meaning as I “think global and act local.”

What an experience it was to voyage around the world with friends in the Cosmic Cow Pie!

It is hard express in words how meaningful your comments and participation were as we were out in the middle of the ocean with no old friends or family on the ship.  We did make new friends but seeing your happy faces on facebook, twitter, flickr and youtube really did make us feel like you were on there with us!

Some of the time things were really not pleasant and even kept me from writing as much as I would have liked to.  Seeing you out there in cyberspace made me FEEL that you were there in thought, supporting and nurturing the trip.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and sharing along the way.  I will be sending all of the participants the newly launched e-book Cosmic Shift Happens along with many cyber hugs for your kindness!  Your comments, sincerely made a difference! When the book new book “Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World” is complete you will also receive a signed copy of the book and an invitation to the e-launch party when it comes out!  Thank you again for playing “Where in the world is Carra Riley.”

The winner with a total of 64 points was Karen Connell from Erie, Colorado

Karen was posting on many pictures and sharing on the facebook wall.  She took advantage of the double points at the end and came on strong!

Thank you so much Karen,  your support was monumental!

2nd place: Becky with 25 points

3rd place: Ruth with 18 points

4th place: Joy with 13 points

Karen is going to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon and Williams, Arizona!

7 wonders of the world

Photo image courtesy of Bob Ribokas

Williams, Arizona IS an International melting pot with visitors coming from all over the world as it is the “Gateway” to one of the SEVEN natural  wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon.  Williams is where I live!

The Winner will receive

My vision of the trip for the experience was three fold.

  1. Learning how we are connected globally, what the outcomes of this connection are and how we can be a positive force in this process as we go “glocal”.
  2. Bring back the message from around the GLOBE on how we can better serve those coming to visit our country and specifically our local Williams, Arizona community.
  3. The contestants can ALL take the information they are sharing and then implement those ideas in their community.

I took pencils and pens to Vietnam from Williams, Arizona and enjoyed giving them to the YMCA of VietNam.  The local Williams Newspaper did a nice article on the connection so the “Thinking Global, Acting Local” vision came together!

I gleaned some RULES of the world on the voyage: the Taj rule from the Taj Mahal in India and the 18 mile rule in Brazil, on the Amazon.  The vision of seeing the world to think global to and act local is coming together.  Every county gave me wonderful content to connect the dots around the world.

Thank you again to all the participants for your encouragement and support on my voyage around the world!  You ROCKED my world! Namaste!

 

Everything Happens For A Reason! Rule of the 2 R’s™

Where are you supposed to be?  Thinking Global, Acting Local, going “glocal”  with the  “Real Reason Rule ™.”

Do you appreciate the concept that everything happens for a reason? I am a firm believer in this philosophy and know all our experiences are directed from a higher source. When going through something, many times it might not be until you get in the middle of it do you see the “real reason” something transpired. Our global lesson proved this theory showing how the “Real Reason Rule™” is always applicable.

My husband Tom and I have been on a journey around the world and in the middle of the South China Sea we got a call from family letting us know that his 92 year old mother had been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Serious thoughts of guilt began to rise as we thought about her original concern with us taking the trip at her age. Gertrude, Tom’s mother, was not in bad health when we left so we felt that 104 days should not be a problem and we proceeded with our plans.  We had driven to Colorado from Arizona for Thanksgiving prior to embarking on our January voyage to say our personal goodbyes and hopefully made her feel better about the trip.

Upon receiving the news about his mother, Tom checked in frequently with his sister, about his mother’s condition.  Gertrude improved and was moved to a re-hab facility which was good news for all of us. The news of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011 was also starting to undermine the thoughts of everyone on the ship including our family watching the news and knowing we were very close in the China Sea. The only news coming through on the satellite to the ship was the Aljzeera network which continually repeated the bad news about the global disaster in Japan.  Prior to the incident in Japan we did not have any news at all on the TV so getting to catch up through the broadcast was helpful as we processed what was going on in the world around us as we gradually approached Japan.

The decision was made by the trip organizers to cancel the stop in Japan and change the last port before Hilo, Hawaii to Taiwan. Tom and I started to think about how his mother loved looking forward to visits from us so we decided that disembarking after Hong Kong and Shanghi then going to Colorado to be with her might help the healing process.  We e-mailed and called our daughter in Arizona and a friend in Colorado asking for help with trip plans as the Internet service on the ship was not working well and we wanted to take action immediately.  All of the flights leaving Hong Kong on the short notice were going though Japan and that global stop was not an option. Our daughter booked us a flight leaving from Shanghi direct to Los Angeles. Nineteen hours later we were in Phoenix, Arizona on solid ground, happy to be in the United States of America.  The fifteen hour time change was quite an adjustment as we crossed the international dateline and had the opportunity to live March 30th twice.

There were several reasons we decided to disembark from the journey early.

  1. Tom’s 92 year old mother was in re-hab after contracting pneumonia.
  2. The Japan disaster was a looming danger which caused some concern for our family.
  3. The ports of call on the trip were almost complete.  Having lived in Maui, Hawaii for three years, the last stop in Hilo was just extending the voyage time.
  4. 21 more days of crossing the Pacific was not going to add to our Global knowledge as the international cultural engagement had been completed.
  5. My head needed to re-boot with all the global experiences before I could accurately write about the lessons and rules that unfolded in each country.

To our friends who indicated that 104 days on the ocean might be too much, you were right! We were so happy to see the sign “Welcome to the United States of America” and Welcome to Los Angeles.

Why is she explaining all this you may be asking? To share how this global activity shaped our local experience in allowing us to travel back to Colorado and be where we needed to be for two very important reasons we were not aware of at the time we made the reservations.  Everything happens for a reason and the “Real Reason Rule™” became clear after this adventure.

Five days after making the decision to disembark, while still on the ship we had a call from the son of a close family friend. His mother had passed away and they were having the services on April 8, 2011.  I was able to assure him that we would be there and would be able to help with anything that needed to be completed.  He was so appreciative that we would be able to attend and be there with his family.

Seven days after we had decided to leave and still on the ship, our daughter in Phoenix called, very upset as she had totaled her car in an accident. She was not hurt but frightened and needed the support of her family. We had made arrangements for her to fly to Colorado to see her grandmother as we were going to drive and she could not take off more than a weekend. We were all together this past weekend and it was a healing event for everyone as we were all together,  able to make plans for the future and move upward with our thoughts supporting one another.

The celebration of life service for our family friend of thirty years, Cindee Murphy, helped me continue in mental growth about life and it’s meaning. Cindee’s son Kip delivered a memorial speech emphasizing the hyphen between the dates of her birth July 17, 1943 and her death March 27, 2011.  Creative writing has been going on  in my consciousness while working on a chapter about the meaning of a persons “dash.”  Several new ideas connected as he spoke so lovingly of his mother.  The family had Santana and Pink Floyd playing as they flashed photos of her life on the two big screens.  I was moved beyond description as I saw my picture included in the family treasures. The photos initiated thinking about all our experiences and how she would be missed then my thoughts turned to the higher meaning of her life and what she gave to us and what we gave to her.  Cindee Murphy’s dash made a difference in the world.  She always completed her real estate business with unblemished ethics and set the bar for high standards in the industry.  We were  sounding boards for each other on ideas that were outside of the box and she was always respectful and kind in the way she responded.   Based on Cindee’s vision for the service, she had us dance out of the hall with Santana blaring thinking only happy thoughts of Love.

Creating letters to friends and relatives upon passing is something I had only seen in movies and read about in books. I had never experienced receiving a letter from anyone I knew who had passed.  Cindee’s son brought me a letter she had written to me along with a beautiful red bag that contained two hand beaded, purple necklaces and bracelets Cindee had made especially for me.  I wept as I read the letter and will only share one sentence Cindee wrote to me:  ” ….you gave me one of the biggest gifts anyone has been able to give me.  That was to constantly reinforce my relationship and love with my son, Shawn.” Remembering conversations in the past helped me realize how  verbal exchange really does affect people and how important positive reinforcement is in our relationships.  I know I will take this lesson from Cindee and start to write letters to my friends and family NOW,  letting them know what they have done for me and how they have helped me with along the way. Hopefully, dear reader this might touch you and the “pay it forward concept” sharing how someone has helped you in the NOW makes a difference in their dash as well as yours.

Had we not made the arrangements to get off the ship early we would have missed this once in a lifetime opportunity to share with family and friends the celebration of life of a very special individual, Cindee Murphy.  I am so grateful to have learned the “real reason rule™” and realize how important it is to listen and then respond accordingly when ideas come, as everything does happen for a reason.

We were able to be where we needed to be and did not know the “real reason” to disembark until we had already made plans to leave. Tom’s mother was recovering beautifully and two families who really needed support, received our love and physical presence because we listened and believed that everything happens for a reason.  Taking this global lesson and applying it to local situations makes this glocal lesson the “real reason rule™.

The contest, Where in the world is Carra Riley is still active and will continue as originally outlined until April 24, 2011.  New photos are being posted on facebook and flickr daily along with  youtube videos of the port adventures. Double points are available on some venues so jump in or keep playing, the game is still on! Winner for prizes to see one of the seven wonders of the world will be announced May 13, 2011.

Lessons From The Taj Mahal Glocal #8

Thinking Global, Acting Local “The Taj Rule™’  Glocal #8

The Taj Mahal has been considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I felt my breath get short as my eyes continued on a journey down the reflecting pool to see white marble structure I had only read about my entire life.

The Taj Mahal is widely measured as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love. It is situated on the right bank of river Yamuna. Words fall short in trying to describe the feeling that is experienced with the beauty of the architecture. The building is actually a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan who was grief-stricken after the death of Mumtaz Mahal, his third wife. She died delivering their 14th child at the age of 39. The building was started in 1632 and was completed in 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen.

The Taj Mahal is the biggest attraction in India drawing between 2 million and 4 million visitors annually. I took this global experience and started thinking about the “building of love.” The Taj Mahal is a tribute to Sha Jahan’s wife and to God. The main structure of the Taj is square but has unique beveled corners so there are no sharp edges. I pondered the concept of beveling the edges to soften the concept of this building of love. I then started to compare the idea of rounding out the edges of any relationship to come from a higher level of communication based on love using the Taj Mahal concept as a guide. The idea can be used with local groups, communities, business and individuals. It is a global concept that can be applied locally to make a difference in our ever changing world. Simply stated it is “softening speech or communication” to work through issues in a loving manner with NO sharp edges.

The structure of the dome is designed as a replica of God’s throne in paradise, where the huge pearl dome stands supported by four corner pillars. The entrance gate of the Taj bears inscription of chapter 89 of the Quran. It is called “Al Fajra” or day break. The entire structure is decorated with designs of flowers. The cenotaphs are adorned with stone inlay called “pietra dura.” There are over 35 different types of precious and semi-precious stone from all over the world that have been used for the inlay work which enhances the message of love. Think about how the work to create this tribute of love took almost twenty-two years to complete. The idea of such a love is hard to process and has not been duplicated in a similar concept anywhere in the world.

Sixty-four gardens of sixteen flowerbeds with 400 plants each line the entry through the Charbagh garden which is a symbolic representation of “a garden of Paradise.” This beautiful entry frames the most outstanding construction of a building with perfect symmetry in the world.

No trip to India would be complete without having experienced the beauty of the Taj Mahal.

Take a journey of the slide show and think about those softened edges on the world’s most renowned building representing love. Think about easy it will be to take this global concept and apply it to local relationships and groups by simply “softening edges” in communication and sharing. Could we be “building relationships” with love and respect when “The Taj Rule™” is applied in our behavior? Simply rounding out the rough sharp edges can make a difference in actions when applying this “glocal rule.”

It has been said that discovering the secrets of the Taj is like discovering the different moods of a woman. The evening sheds a different look with the reflections of the fiery inlayed stones sparkling in the setting sun.

This timeless wonder of the Taj Mahal can now be a practical global concept that can make a difference in local experiences by applying “TheTaj Rule™ “ Building communities and relationships with love and softening the delivery of communication by taking away the “sharp” tones of criticism, judgment and condemnation. I will be listening for the giggles as readers process this concept and then apply it at a meeting. Thinking Global and Acting Local….. going glocal with “The Taj Rule™.”

There is still time to “Get in the game“. Win a travel voucher and great prizes to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon where you can stay and play in Williams, Arizona This is an exciting opportunity to experience a town that embraces its visitors and wants to create a memorable experience that you will want to write about.  Thinking global and acting local.