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East Brooklyn: Star Journal News Publisher and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill

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Approved By Lisa Washington (Photo Credit: Shake Speare) NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill with Lisa Washington Star Journal News Publisher

New York City Police Department’s new Commissioner James (Jimmy) O’ Neill spends a few minutes with Lisa Washington, Publisher of Star Journal News.   

The common ground between them, both are born and raised in East Brooklyn and both “down to earth,” as the saying goes.

Jimmy first started out as a transit cop, working his way up through the ranks in law enforcement while staying true to his core values of what a good cop should aspire to; values instilled by his mother Helen, who taught him about certain ideals.

Some of O’Neill’s more elite law enforcement positions around New York City led him to be commanding officer of the more prestigious 25th, 44th and Central Park precincts.

Central Park is one of New York’s popular tourist destination points and the Publisher of Star Journal News Visitor’s Guide is pleased that the new NYPD Commissioner has a real working knowledge of the importance of keeping New York tourism hot spots safe for all of us.

 

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Publisher’s Notes: My City Way-By: Lisa Washington

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My City Way – While Star Journal News Visitor’s Guide focuses on New York’s more hidden treasures and the unique events surrounding those hidden treasures, I also wanted to explore technology for anything that would be useful to our audience.  I actually found a good number of apps and gadgets that are great for locals and those not-so-local.

I had set my sights on finding an everything-app for New York.  But let’s be real, there’s no app that packs in ALL of New York in one neat package.  But I did find several apps that have tremendous value.  One of them is the My City Way app.  I personally think it is a perfect idea for residents as well as visitors.  This app naturally is a mobile platform.  It has sensors and streamlines your whole New York experience.  So get your smartphone ready to download.  This baby has sixty (60) apps within one app and its free.

My City Way is another app recognized by Forbes, Huff, WSJ, USA Today and Star Journal News and in my opinion, its pretty awesome, just hope they work out all the kinks that comes with new innovation.  Here’s a direct link to the app, just in case you may want to give it a whirl.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newnycway and be sure to download a copy of Star Journal News – Visitor’s Guide Fall 2016 issue for more of New York’s hidden treasures.

Day 8: Path Eight, Chapter 8 Mind Your Own Business

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DAY 8: PATH EIGHT, Chapter 8 – MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, (excerpts) from The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple) (c) copyrights 2002

QUOTE IN PART:

Mind Your Own Business

Despite many distractions, stay focused. Your business project deserves all the attention required to see it through. if your business project is not the object of some-one else’s affection or if others don’t know what you are working on and how important the business project is, they will, somehow, present themselves as a distraction. Especially those with nothing to do all day, who hang around with no plans for the future, just drifting about aimlessly. The worst of them will make stuff up by way of gossip just to get your attention.

Unfortunately, everyone who has a business project of their own doesn’t have the perfect living surroundings of a remote location like upstate or Long Island when mapping out or working on a plan.

I live in semi-public housing. One is often presented with certain mentalities that don’t necessarily have a knack for exhibiting a high life quality or high life condition. Some will do and say only what they have been accustomed to; stuff that does not promote what your business project is about. “

For me, it’s best to keep my business project(s) to myself and far away from little minds. Of course, people could assume what they want. Distractions come in many forms so be careful.

Feel free to meet us over at The ME.DIA Café where like-minded people with the right mind-set are always welcome, especially fellow writers, authors, reporters, journalists, etc.


COMMENTARY:  I hope you enjoyed the 8-day journey where we re-visited each chapter in part.  Now I’m working on RESSURECTING the next edition  updating it according to new information.  Thank you so much.  I appreciate you.  Stay in your tunnel of wisdom and continue holding space for me and Star Journal Networks at  The Me.dia Café, Star Journal News and The Author’s Circle during this soft-launch phase of the publication’s hard-copy development.  Please show some love! “LIKE” our page at http://www.facebook.com/starjournalnews  and I’ll see you at The Me.dia Café  PEACE.

Day 7: Path Seven, Chapter 7 Review

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DAY 7: PATH SEVEN, Chapter 7 – REVIEW, (excerpts) from The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple) (c) copyrights 2002

QUOTE IN PART:  Adage #6 – Ask questions, we entrepreneurs don’t know everything.

REVIEW

Proverbs 14:5 “A faithful witness will not lie”

Getting ‘Understanding

In all that you do, ask the appropriate questions to get clarity and a better understanding for your own business endeavors.  In Path 5 of Business Basics, you have read that I first read the Arnazon.com story and actually learned all I needed to learn in terms of selling books and computer accessories on the Internet and you can too, no matter what your interests may be.  The information came directly from experts who have acquired both traditional education and the experience of building a business from home. All I can say is that it works for me.   In short:  Get the facts • Learn from the experts • Be open to those who have been there and did it.

Feel free to meet us over at The ME.DIA Café where like-minded people with the right mind-set are always welcome, especially fellow writers, authors, reporters, journalists, etc.


COMMENTARY:  Now-a-days mentors are everywhere with technology making easier to reach them.  Learning is a life long endeavor and the more affluent learners learn from everyone.  So don’t get so bogged down with one person or one group, that can prove to be very limiting and the air starts getting stale.  Circulate yourself within reason and keep it fresh in keeping with your core values. One more chapter to re-visit then we’re done. Whew. Just be patient with me as I am working on RESSURECTING the next edition of The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple).  And continue to receive rockets of inspiration while holding space for me and Star Journal Networks at The Me.dia Café, Star Journal News and The Author’s Circle during this soft-launch phase of the publication’s hard-copy development.  Please show some love! “LIKE” our page at http://www.facebook.com/starjournalnews  and I’ll see you at The Me.dia Café  PEACE.

 

Day 6: Path Six, Chapter 6, Helping Others

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DAY 6: PATH SIX, Chapter 6 – HELPING OTHERS, (excerpts in part) from The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple) (c) copyrights 2002  

QUOTE IN PART:

Adage #5 – “Think of the joy when you are smiling all the way to the bank.”

In a leap of faith, I had posted on the Internet. the concept of “The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs,” long before it was completed, without revealing the meat or the contents of the publication. However, it is not recommended to share any unpublished material before establishing copyrights, registering with the Library of Congress and obtaining an ISBN publisher’s number from Bowkers.   Anyhow, someone had noticed my posted message and emailed me.

Hi My name is ****** and I was just wondering…I don’t even know if you are the right person to ask, but I wanted to know how would I get into being a wedding planner? f don’t think that it is offered as a major at a college or is it? l am 19 years old and currently unsure of what I want to do with my life. I love to decorate and I have an entire book filled with several wedding plans.

Thank you for your time.

s***** L****

 I wanted to help as best I could.  Here’s what my response in part:

Hi,

The important thing here is that you do indeed have a dream! Now… in terms of making that dream a reality there are some things you may want to do first regarding Events Planning/Wedding Planning. Going to college is evidence that you are on the right track. If there’s no specific category related to Wedding Planning, you may want to simply look into obtaining a (MBA) “BUSINESS” degree and apply it to your Wedding Planning interest(s), while building your market along the way.

In every type of business, essential tools and skilled knowledge are very necessary: Finance, Accounting and Marketing. It would be wise to learn these skilled areas of “BUSINESS” and apply them to the world of Wedding Planning as needed.

In the event, that your career goals should ever change, you can always apply your (MBA) “BUSINESS” knowledge to tailor any current interests.   I think your ideas are great! Let’s keep in close contact, visit: Star Journal Networks We can discuss other creative options and alternatives.   If you believe that your friends and associates can benefit and create value, they are also welcome to visit and join Star Journal Networks too!

Best regards,

Lisa

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COMMENTARY:  First, I just want to acknowledge that she valued my time, a form of respect that everyone should apply.  After all time is money, as they say, for that I’m so grateful.  Please note that references and links in this book had to be updated to reflect current groups and affiliations.  Also today I need to mention that anyone can obtain an ISBN from different publishing outlets without having to go through BOWKERS who is the original company where all numbers where once issued to publishers and self-publishers.  Thanks to the Internet, it is quite different and much easier to acquire and not to mention a convenience in RESSURECTING the next edition of The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple).  And continue to receive rockets of inspiration while holding space for me and Star Journal Networks at The Me.dia Café, Star Journal News and The Author’s Circle during this soft-launch phase of the publication’s hard-copy development.  Please show some love! “LIKE” our page at http://www.facebook.com/starjournalnews  and I’ll see you at The Me.dia Café  PEACE.

Day 5: Path Five, Chapter 5, Business Basics in a Snap

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DAY 5: PATH FIVE, Chapter 5 – BUSINESS BASICS IN A SNAP, (excerpts in part) from The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple) (c) copyrights 2002  

QUOTE IN PART:

Adage #3—Success is the intersection between preparedness opportunity and luck.

Here’s where my story begins.
Not too long ago, I had worked for a huge news company in New York. After a couple of days of working there, I noticed a table on the fifth floor that had all sorts of books on top of it. The books were in no specific order, just thrown on the table, it seemed. After a while, it was discovered that one of the editors would periodically put the books on the table as throw-a-ways for anyone to take. It was a free-for-all situation. It’s unfortunate that authors and publishers continually send their books of hopes of get-ting book reviews. I took as many books as I could. “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.”

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COMMENTARY:  I’m just glad I made today challenge Day 5 – Looking forward to RESSURECTING the next edition of The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple).  And continue to receive rockets of inspiration while holding space for me and Star Journal News during this soft-launch phase of the publication’s hard-copy development.  Please show some love! “LIKE” our page at http://www.facebook.com/starjournalnews  and I’ll see you at the Me.dia Café  PEACE.

 

 

Day 4: Path Four – Chapter 4, The Importance of Networking

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The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple) (c) copyrights 2002  PATH FOUR:  Chapter 4 – THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING

QUOTED IN PART

Adage #2—Make decisions that are smart for your business. Take control of your life, as well as your personal and professional projects develop and nurture them both.

Since the turn of the mid-1980 networking has been more than a trend. It has been discovered that it is quite essential in everyday life.

Companies such as The Chase Manhattan Bank has a program called “Prime Time.” The program encourages their employees to network. Networking is important for everyone on all levels. It allows an exchange of ideas in environments that are more comfortable than it would be un-der traditional business settings. Many diversified groups have been set up so that employees within the groups can share, support one another and build greater business relationships, in turn, bring in profits.

Like The Chase Manhattan Bank, family, friends, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, faith-based groups and professional organizations should also come together and network. Networking is for everyone and should be an intricate part of everyone’s life.

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COMMENTARY:   Networking is important, but equally important are the quality of people and quality of events.  Thank God we can’t make all of them.  Choose wisely.  I will have more to say about networking in the RESSURECTED edition of The Book of Proverbs for Entrepreneurs – Keys to Success (with God It’s Real Simple).  And continue to receive rockets of inspiration while holding space for me and Star Journal News during this soft-launch phase of the publication’s hard-copy development.  Please show some love! “LIKE” our page at http://www.facebook.com/starjournalnews  and I’ll see you at the Me.dia Café  PEACE.