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Got Goals? Put up $ or Shut Up!

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Serious enough about your New Year’s resolutions to put money on them?
To appoint a referee and cheering section to check in on your progress?
You can do just that at StickK, a goal monitoring web site where you
commit to achieving something and literally pay if you don’t make
progress. Set up a goal at StickK, like losing 20 pounds in the next
four months, and then decide to put $20 a week towards that goal. If
you don’t make it? Your total cash goes to a charity of your choice.
You can also appoint a friend or relative to be a referee, who checks
up on your progress. Looks like a neat way to turn peer and financial
pressure on yourself to achieve your goals.
[via Web Worker Daily]

stickK promotes healthier and happier living by helping people achieve
their personal goals through the signing of Commitment Contracts. Happier
people = happier world! more…

What is stickK ?

Personal goals. We all
have some, be they daunting or mundane. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Clean
the garage. Call Aunt Zelda more often.

Yet time and time again, we just can’t seem to get it together and
achieve the goals we set out for ourselves. We get discouraged. We feel
guilty about our lack of discipline. We give up.

That’s where stickK comes in.

On stickK, you draw up an official commitment contract that binds you
to achieving a personal goal, be it big or small. By agreeing to this
contract, you publicly state your goal and commit to achieving it. Or,
if grand public pronouncements aren’t your style, you can tell only
people you select. Either way, you’ve committed to a goal and people
know about it – so now it’s your reputation at stake!

To make you accountable as you work toward your goal, you file weekly
reports on your success. (And don’t even think about lying — because
you appoint someone you know as a “referee” to verify the
accuracy of your reporting!) You also enlist as many Supporters as you’d
like to encourage you, via the website, every step of the way. If being
part of a group gives you momentum, you can join a community of people
on the site who are working toward the same goal as you (this feature
will be ready in February). To keep yourself focused throughout your adventure,
you record your progress – daily — in a personal journal.

Want to up the ante? Gamble more than your reputation.
Place a financial wager on yourself. If you accomplish your goal, you
get your money back. If you don’t, your money goes to charity or
to someone you’ve designated in advance. (How about to a foe,
or to a cause you dislike,
for some added incentive?)

All these support tools make you more likely to stickK with it
— until your goal envisioned is a goal accomplished!

Why? Because when people put their goals in writing,
are accountable to someone monitoring them, have a support network around
them, and regularly record their progress, they’re more liable to
stay on trackK. Then there’s putting even your money on the line;
research has shown that people with a vested interest in accomplishing
a goal are two to three times more likely to succeed than goal-seekers
with nothing invested!

So, if you’re ready to stickK your neck out and invest in achieving
your personal goal, click here to find out how to draw up your commitment

What is stickK
How to create a commitment contract
Contract structures
Create a commitment now!

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StBaldricks – Richmond, VA: Please donate!

Click Here For My Details & To Donate to help me raise $1000.00 this year!
as co-organizer for the 4th year, we hope to hit $50,000 and break last years record as a group!

Join us as a volunteer or shavee – Richmond, VA -Church Hill!

It’s all about the kids!! 
View Their Stories Here

Share Your Child's Cancer Story

Thousands of shavees and volunteers will be moved to action after reading your personal experience with childhood cancer. Please take this opportunity to introduce yourself or your child to the St. Baldrick’s community.

St. Baldrick’s began as a casual conversation between friends and has exploded into the world’s biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer! In eight years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 46 US states, raising over $34 million, and shaving more than 46,000 heads.

What is St. Baldrick’s?
What is St. Baldrick's?St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Thousands of volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations of support from friends and family.

At a St. Baldrick’s event, something amazing happens. People who normally shy away from the very thought of childhood cancer find themselves compelled to support this cause after looking into the face of these brave children who are smiling broadly as their friends and family members proudly display their newly shorn heads.

Volunteers and donors see it can be fun to support a serious cause. Young cancer patients and survivors see how many people care. And researchers see St. Baldrick’s funds helping to find cures!

  • What’s happening now?
    The 2008 season is expected to be another fantastic year for raising funds to fight childhood cancer by shaving heads. This is the 9th year of St. Baldrick’s events, and the 4th year of existence for the independent St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

    In 2007, St. Baldrick’s events were hosted in 46 U.S. states, in addition to Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Northern Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and more events are signing up daily as the movement continues to spread.

    Shavees and volunteers can participate in honor or in memory of kids who have fought, or are fighting, cancer. These children and teens give a face and a story to the cause, inspiring all to go the extra mile (or inch, in terms of hair!) in raising funds and awareness.

    Since the first event in 2000, St. Baldrick’s volunteers have raised over $34 million for life-saving research and 2008 promises even more exciting progress. Every child, teen, and family deserves our very best effort to cure childhood cancer, and that’s just what they’ll get from the St. Baldrick’s community!

Who’s involved?
Who's involved?Tens of thousands of volunteers make St. Baldrick’s happen, with the leadership of a board of directors and the support of a small staff. Volunteers organize each event, coached and equipped by the Foundation.

Thousands of brave, bold and bald shavees step up to be shorn year after year, becoming walking billboards for the cause of childhood cancer research!

Kids and families affected by cancer provide inspiration and meaning to the events. And local medical professionals who treat children and conduct research help donors to see how their donations are helping.

Generous corporate sponsors help cover costs, so a larger percentage of each individual’s donation is directed to finding cures for kids. The reinsurance industry has provided incredible support with firms often competing to show their support. Other groups heavily involved include fire and police departments, the insurance industry and schools.

Who will be the next group to get involved in a big way? How about yours!

In case you’re wondering, “St. Baldrick” is merely a fictional character – a morphing of “St Patrick’s” (the day the event was born), and “bald.” There is no real saint, but we do have a mascot, Lucky the Leprechaun!

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Mazda RX-9 Fights Back

Mazda RX-9

Just may  have to trade in my loved Miata Speed when this comes out.

Read more… 

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Nissan GT-R is coming

Winding Road Magazin (see online here) talks up the GT-R.

Finally! Nissan getting back to it’s roots.  Man do I miss my 1992 SE-R.

Enjoy video here.

Nissan GT-R

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Free DreamWeaver Plugin: Kuler

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