Salary listing of the World’s best paid footballers.

February 28, 2008
1. Ricardo Kaka AC Milan 750.000 € 9.000.000 €
2. Ronaldinho Gaucho FC Barcelona 710.000 € 8.520.000 €
3. Frank Lampard Chelsea FC 680.000 € 8.160.000 €
4. John Terry Chelsea FC 680.000 € 8.160.000 €
5. Fernando Torres Liverpool FC 660.000 € 7.920.000 €
6. Andriy Shevchenko Chelsea FC 650.000 € 7.800.000 €
7. Michael Ballack Chelsea FC 650.000 € 7.800.000 €
8. Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester Utd 640.000 € 7.680.000 €
9. Thierry Henry FC Barcelona 640.000 € 7.680.000 €
10. Steven Gerrard Liverpool FC 640.000 € 7.680.000 €
11. Didier Drogba Chelsea FC 615.000 € 7.380.000 €
12. Wayne Rooney Manchester Utd 610.000 € 7.320.000 €
13. Iker Casillas CF Real Madrid 600.000 € 7.200.000 €
14. Michael Owen Newcastle Utd 560.000 € 6.720.000 €
15. Sol Campbell Portsmouth 550.000 € 6.600.000 €
16. Raul Gonzalez CF Real Madrid 535.000 € 6.420.000 €
17. Ruud Van Nistelrooy CF Real Madrid 535.000 € 6.420.000 €
18. Rio Ferdinand Manchester Utd 505.000 € 6.060.000 €
19. Darren Bent Tottenham Hotspur 495.000 € 5.940.000 €
20. Carlos Tevez Manchester Utd 490.000 € 5.880.000 €
21. Fabio Cannavaro CF Real Madrid 490.000 € 5.880.000 €
22. Luca Toni Bayern Munique 460.000 € 5.520.000 €
23. Robinho CF Real Madrid 460.000 € 5.520.000 €
24. Francesco Totti AS Roma 455.000 € 5.460.000 €
25. Arjen Robben CF Real Madrid 445.000 € 5.340.000 €
26. Ryan Giggs Manchester Utd 435.000 € 5.220.000 €
27. Michael Essien Chelsea FC 420.000 € 5.040.000 €
28. Adriano Lima Internazionale 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
29. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Internazionale 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
30. Patrick Vieira Internazionale 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
31. Gianluigi Buffon Juventus FC 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
32. Samuel Eto´o FC Barcelona 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
33. Charles Puyol FC Barcelona 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
34. Sergio Aguero Atletico Madrid 417.000 € 5.004.000 €
35. Oliver Kahn Bayern Munique 412.000 € 4.944.000 €
36. Edwin Vandersar Manchester Utd 405.000 € 4.860.000 €
37. Fernando Morientes Valência 405.000 € 4.860.000 €
38. Alessandro Del Piero Juventus FC 400.000 € 4.800.000 €
39. Harry Kewell Liverpool FC 400.000 € 4.800.000 €
40. Djibril Cisse O.Marselha 400.000 € 4.800.000 €
41. Joe Cole Chelsea FC 390.000 € 4.680.000 €
42. Pedro Pauleta Paris SG 384.000 € 4.608.000 €
43. Juninho Pernanbucano O.Lyon 380.000 € 4.560.000 €
44. David Beckham LA Galaxy 375.000 € 4.500.000 €
45. David Trezeguet Juventus FC 375.000 € 4.500.000 €
46. Sidney Govou O.Lyon 375.000 € 4.500.000 €
47. Deco FC Barcelona 375.000 € 4.500.000 €
48. Gianluca Zambrotta FC Barcelona 375.000 € 4.500.000 €
49. Petr Cech Chelsea FC 360.000 € 4.320.000 €
50. Antonio Cassano Sampdoria 350.000 € 4.200.000 €



Relax and Recharge Completely

February 24, 2008

By: Brian Tracy

Regular relaxation is essential for a long life and personal effectiveness. Here are some techniques for relaxing physically that are used by the most successful and highest paid people in America.

Take Time Off Every Week
First of all, work only five or six days per week, and rest completely on the seventh day. Every single study in this area shows that you will be far more productive in the five or six days that you work if you take one or two days off completely than you ever would be if you worked straight through for seven days.

Get Your Mind Busy Elsewhere
During this time off, do not catch up on reports, organize your desk, prepare proposals, or do anything else that requires mental effort. Simply let your mind relax completely, and get busy doing things with your family and friends. Maybe work around the house, go for a walk, engage in physical exercise, watch television, go to a movie, or play with your children. Whatever you do, discipline yourself to shut your mental gears off completely for at least one 24-hour period every seven days.

Get Away on Mini-Vacations
Second, take one three-day vacation every three months, and during that time, refrain from doing any work. Do not attempt to catch up on even a few small things. If you do, you keep your mental gears in motion, and you end up neither resting nor properly doing work of any quality.

Take Big Chunks of Down Time
Third, take at least two full weeks off each year during which you do nothing that is work-related. You can either work or relax; you cannot do both. If you attempt to do a little work while you are on vacation, you never give your mental and emotional batteries a chance to recharge. You’ll come back from your vacation just as tired as you were when you left.

Give Yourself a Break Today
If you are involved in a difficult relationship, or situation at work that is emotionally draining, discipline yourself to take a complete break from it at least one day per week. Put the concern out of your mind. Refuse to think about it. Don’t continually discuss it, make telephone calls about it or mull it over in your mind. You cannot perform at your best mentally if you are emotionally preoccupied with a person or situation. You have to give yourself a break.

Go For a Walk in Nature
Since a change is as good as a rest, going for a nice long walk is a wonderful way to relax emotionally and mentally. As you put your physical body into motion, your thoughts and feelings seem to relax all by themselves.

Eat Lighter Foods
Also, remember that the process of digestion consumes an enormous amount of physical energy. Therefore, if you eat lighter foods, you will feel better and more refreshed afterward. If you eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain products, your digestive system will require far less energy to process them.

Be Good to Yourself
Since your diet has such an impact on your level of physical energy, and through it your levels of mental and emotional energy, the more fastidious you are about what you put into your mouth, the better you will feel and the more productive you will be. We know now that foods high in fat, sugar, or salt are not good for your body. The lighter the foods you eat, the more energy you have.

Action Exercises
Here are three things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:

First, plan your weeks in advance and build in at least one day when you will relax from work completely. Discipline yourself to keep this date.

Second, reserve, book and pay for your three day vacations several months in advance. Once you’ve paid the money, you are much more likely to go rather than put it off.

Third, decide that you will not work at all during your vacations. When you work, work. And when you rest, rest 100% of the time. This is very important.

PDFEscape: Free, Easy, Web-Based PDF Editing

February 20, 2008

PDFEscape is perfect for people who have a few PDF documents to edit or manage but don’t want to shell out a ton of money for a full version of Acrobat. High school students applying to colleges will likely download a ton of PDF documents, but probably have never used Acrobat before. Instead of having to print them out or find someone who has Acrobat, PDFEscape can let them fill out their applications without hassle. The same goes for anyone who only occasionally has to fill out a government form.

PDFEscape: Free, Easy, Web-Based PDF Editing

SunLounger (White Sand) – played live

February 15, 2008


Four Steps to a Super Attitude

February 13, 2008

By: Brian Tracy

Decide How to React
It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you, especially when you have unexpected problems of any kind.

In this newsletter, you learn powerful strategies you can use to keep yourself thinking and acting positively and creatively.

Here are four things you can do to assure that your attitude is the very best it can be, under all circumstances.

Focus On the Future
First, whatever challenges you face, focus on the future rather than on the past. Instead of worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on where you want to be and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind, your thoughts, and your mental images on the future.

Think About the Solution
Second, whenever you’re faced with a difficulty, focus on the solution rather than on the problem. Think and talk about the ideal solution to the obstacle or setback, rather than wasting time rehashing and reflecting on the problem. Solutions are inherently positive, whereas problems are inherently negative. The instant that you begin thinking in terms of solutions, you become a positive and constructive human being.

Look For the Good
Third, assume that something good is hidden within each difficulty or challenge. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, a major proponent of positive thinking, once said, “Whenever God wants to give us a gift, he wraps it up in a problem.” The bigger the gift you have coming, the bigger the problem you will receive. But the wonderful thing is that if you look for the gift, you will always find it.

Seek the Valuable Lesson
Fourth, assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to you to help you learn something, to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.

Decide to Be Positive
A Positive Mental Attitude is indispensable to your success. You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the future, focus on the solution and look for the good. If you do what other successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.

Action Exercises
Here are three steps you can take immediately to put these ideas into action:

First, become solution-oriented with every difficulty you face. Make a habit of looking for the answers to your questions, the solutions to your problems.

Second, seek for the valuable lesson in every adversity. Make a list of every idea or insight you can gain from every setback or difficulty.

Third, think on paper. Take some time to write out every detail of the problem, and then take the most logical next step to solve it.

You Deserve to Be Happy

February 13, 2008

By: Brian Tracy

Achieving your own happiness is the best measure of how well you are living your life and enjoying your relationships. You can learn how to be happier and more fulfilled in everything you do.

Everyone is Different
Happiness in life is like a smorgasbord. If 100 people went to a smorgasbord and each put food on their plate in the quantity and mix that each felt would be most pleasing to him, every plate would be different. Even a husband and wife would go up to the smorgasbord and come back with plates that looked completely different. Happiness is the same way. Each person requires a particular combination of those ingredients to feel the very best about himself or herself.

Listen to Your Heart
And your mix is changing continually. If you went to the same smorgasbord every day for a year, you probably would come back with a different plateful of food each time. Each day-sometimes each hour-only you can tell what it takes to make you happy. Therefore, the only way to judge whether a job, a relationship, an investment, or any decision, is right for you is to get in touch with your feelings and listen to your heart.

Be True to Yourself
You’re true to yourself only when you follow your inner light, when you listen to what Ralph Waldo Emerson called the “still, small voice within.” You’re being the very best person you can be only when you have the courage and the fortitude to allow your definition of happiness, whatever it may be, to be the guiding light of every part of your life.

There Are No Limits
A very important point on the subject of happiness is whether or not you feel that you “deserve” to be happy.

Accept the notion that you deserve all the happiness you can honestly attain through the application of your talents and abilities. The more you like and respect yourself, the more deserving you will feel of the good things in life. And the more deserving you feel, the more likely you will attain and hold on to the happiness you are working toward.

Make Happiness Your Key Measure
You should make happiness the organizing principle of your life. Compare every possible action and decision you make against your standard of happiness to see whether that action would make you happier or unhappier. Soon, you will discover that almost all of the problems in your life come from choices that you have made – or are currently making – that do not contribute to your happiness.

Pay the Price
Of course, there are countless times when you will have to do little things that don’t make you happy along the way toward those larger things that make you very happy indeed. We call this paying the price of success in advance. You must pay your dues. Sometimes these interim steps don’t make you happy directly, but the happiness you achieve from attaining your goal will be so great that it totally overwhelms the temporary inconveniences and dissatisfactions you have to endure in order to get there.

Action Exercises
Here are three steps you can take immediately to put these ideas into action.

First, accept that you deserve all the joy and happiness you can possibly achieve through your own efforts.

Second, make your own happiness the chief organizing principle of your life and judge everything against that standard.

Third, be willing to work hard and pay the price for the satisfaction and rewards you desire. Always go the extra mile and your success will be assured.

Slice and Dice the Task

February 13, 2008

By: Brian Tracy

Why You Procrastinate
A major reason for procrastinating on big, important tasks is that they appear so large and formidable when you first approach them. One technique that you can use to cut a big task down to size is the “Salami slice” method of getting work done. With this method, you lay out the task in detail and then resolve to do just one slice of the job for the time being, like eating a roll of salami, one slice at a time. Or like eating one piece of a frog at a time.

Do One Small Part to Start
Psychologically, you will find it easier to do a single, small piece of a large project than to start on the whole job. Often, once you have started and completed a single part of the job, you will feel like doing just one more “slice.” Soon, you will find yourself working through the job one part at a time, and before you know it, the job will be completed.

Just Get Started
Once you start working, you develop a sense of forward momentum and a feeling of accomplishment. You become energized and excited. You feel yourself internally motivated and propelled to keep going until the task is complete.

Action Exercises
Now, here are two actions you can take immediately to put these ideas into action.

First, select one big important task and lay it out in front of you.

Second, select one part of the task and do it immediately.