Collaborate and Partner with Aspire Systems, a Leading Retail Solution Provider at NRF & REx 2019

Aspire Systems Retail Digital Technologies

Aspire Systems Retail Digital Technologies

Meet Aspire Systems at NRF Booth #2321 to understand their exclusive retail offerings

As a leading retail solution provider,we believe in providing diverse perspectives to help retailers across the globe, gain clear and valuable insights to offer experiential retail for their consumers”

— Sunil Bajaj, VP & Practice Head – Retail Solutions, Aspire Systems

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, January 3, 2019 / — Aspire Systems, a global technology services firm, today announced its participation in National Retail Federation (NRF) 2019 and Oracle Retail Exchange Programme to be held from January 13th to January 15th, 2019 in New York, USA.

NRF, Retail’s BIG Show, brings together 36,500 industry professionals, close to 4000 retail companies from 99 countries across the globe. The world’s largest retail event sees 16,000 retailers and leading industry experts attending every year to discuss the success stories and learnings of the year gone by and the innovations & trends the future holds for the retail industry.

At NRF booth #2321, Aspire Systems will be showcasing its excellence in Retail Solutions. They offer Retail Digital Transformation with a plethora of retail solutions, covering the end-to-end retail journey starting from back-end systems and processes like Merchandising and Store Solutions to front-end, customer-facing touchpoints like Predictive Analytics and Content Personalization leading to superior Customer Experience.

A visionary and expert in the industry, Sunil Bajaj, Vice President and Practice Head – Retail Solutions, Aspire Systems, says, “The main area of focus has always been the Customer Experience (CX). 2018 was an eventful year with N number of technologies being introduced just to offer excellent CX. In 2019, Retailers will have to completely rely on data to predict customer behavior. Smart retailers will know their customers better than customers themselves. For those who hate shopping, voice-based assistants will make even chore shopping fun and effortless. “

Meet Aspire Systems experts onsite and get impactful insights and guidance in identifying trends and issues in each step of the retail journey. A leading industry player and a platform enabler for elevated Customer Experience, Aspire Systems leverages futuristic AI-based technologies to offer a superior and personalized shopping journey for the “born digital” customers.

“With data and emerging technologies, smart retailers will achieve more footfalls than ever, both online and offline. As a leading retail solution provider, we believe in providing diverse perspectives to help retailers across the globe, gain clear and valuable insights to offer experiential retail for their consumers” Mr. Sunil states.

Run into Aspire Systems at Oracle Retail Exchange Programme (REx) 2019, a closed-door conference for Oracle exclusive partners and clients on January 12th & 13th at Sofitel, New York. A proud Oracle Gold Partner with exclusive Oracle Retail Practice, Aspire Systems offers comprehensive retail suite for their clients. The in-house experts enable implementation, migration and support & maintenance for the latest versions of Oracle Merchandising Operations Management & Xstore Solutions.

Aspire offers a wide range of accelerators to fast-forward retail business and achieve maximum ROI within a short span of time. All those existing Oracle users and those who are looking to migrate, meet Aspire to understand:
• Why should you consider Moving to Merchandising Cloud Services?
• Leverage Oracle Retail Omnichannel Solutions to improve your Customer Journey
• Design your own Oracle Retail Managed Service solution for maximum ROI

Meet Aspire Systems at NRF Booth #2321 to optimize your retail business and reshape your Customer Experience.

About Aspire Systems:
Aspire Systems is a global technology services firm serving as a trusted technology partner for its customers. The company nurtures an array of technological services like Enterprise Integration, Digital Services, Software Engineering, Testing and Infrastructure support for the Retail Industry. The company currently has over 2700 employees and 150+ customers globally and is CMMI Level 3 certified. It is headquartered in Singapore and has a growing presence in USA, Mexico, UK, India, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For the ninth time in a row, Aspire has been selected as one of India's 'Best Companies to Work For' by the Great Place to Work® Institute, in partnership with The Economic Times.

To know more about Aspire Systems, visit the link given below:

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Aspire Systems
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How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?

Consumer Rights With Their Credit Report

You should check your credit regularly in order to see where you stand financially. You should also review your credit to catch fraud.

Keep in mind that you can check your own credit as often as you like without hurting it. In fact, it is a good idea to check your credit regularly, so that you can see what is affecting your score.”

— Patrick Mansfield

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, January 3, 2019 / —
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Report?
By: Patrick Mansfield | U.S. Gov Connect

You should check your credit regularly in order to see where you stand financially. You should also review your credit to catch fraud, many people do not know that they have been a victim of fraud until they check their credit report.

Fraudulent information can lower your FICO score. It can also make it harder for you to get a credit card or loan. It is important to note that your credit may be checked by an employer. This is especially true if the job requires that you handle money. Additionally, a low credit score can make it harder for you to lease a car, rent an apartment or get the best insurance rates.

How Often Should I Check My Credit?

Some people like to check their credit once a week. Others will check their credit once a month. Keep in mind that you can check your own credit as often as you like without hurting it. In fact, it is a good idea to check your credit regularly so that you can see what is affecting your score.

However, it is important to remember that your score can change from day-to-day. You should focus on the overall trend. While it is important for everyone to check their credit, there are incidences where you will need to check your credit more often. For example, if you have been a victim of fraud in the past, then it is a good idea to check your credit often.

You will also need to check your credit if you plan on getting a mortgage, loan or credit card. The number of times that you need to check your credit will depend on your comfort zone. Once a year may be sufficient for some people.

How to Check Your Credit

Everyone who is over the age of 14 can get one free copy of their report per year. However, people do not need to check their credit until they are 18. You can get a free credit report from You can also call 877-322-8228.

You will not get a copy of your credit score with your report. There are many lenders and financial institutions that will give you your score for free. Additionally, there are some companies that will charge you a fee to sign up for credit monitoring.

More Information:

Annual Credit Report

Patrick Mansfield
Info Seek Media, Inc.
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Crimcheck Employment Background Service

Crimcheck Employment Background Service Created to Eliminate Resume Falsification

BRUNSWICK, OH, USA, January 2, 2019 / — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018
Brett McIntyre

Crimcheck Employment Background Service Created to Eliminate Resume Falsification

Brunswick, Ohio: Studies show that over half of all resumes include incorrect or falsified information. In order to help employers avoid making serious hiring errors, Crimcheck provides comprehensive background checks and education verification to simplify and improve the onboarding process. With just a few pieces of information provided by the applicant via text message, they can handle the entire pre-screening process. This leaves your company to focus on what it does best rather than tracking down obscure employment and personal histories.

“Crimcheck utilizes experienced investigators and customer support specialists who assemble a comprehensive background check, not a packaged criminal database, to give you easy results that fit your company’s specific needs to recruit the talent your brand deserves.”

Crimcheck’s highly qualified staff of experts feature a diverse background to cover dozens of industries. Their eFetch customer management portal allows for simple and seamless request tracking, payments, and reporting. Handling pre-screening and education verification for companies in over 20 different industries, Crimcheck is among the select 2% of all background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). In order to catch information the National Crime Database does not, Crimcheck investigates criminal cases from over 10,000 local courts and 3,500 county courts in all 50 states.

In this age of fraud, product liability, and workplace litigation, failing to properly screen all potential employees is risky and reckless. Joining forces with a meticulous background check service that can help verify all key information before regrettable decisions are made can be the difference between adding key long-term team members and spending valuable time embroiled in costly lawsuits.

About Crimcheck

Long established as a leader in the industry, Crimcheck simplifies the hiring process by offering professional background service checks and education verification. With over 25 years’ experience, they employ real investigators and customer support specialists to assemble a comprehensive background check rather than packaged results. Nationally accredited and highly respected within the industry, their standardized pre-screening processes provide fast, accurate results to help companies hire wisely and protect them from future litigation.

Brett McIntyre
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Microduino To Attend CES And Showcase How They Are Lowering The Barriers To STEM Education

Itty Bitty Buggy orange toy box with KAPi award symbol

KAPi Award Winner – Best Maker Spirit

100 pieces of electronic building blocks compatible with Itty Bitty Buggy

100 Extra Pieces to Create Even More Projects!

A layered image of the different parts of a Microduino piece

The Insides of a Microduino Magnetic Piece

Microduino is proud to attend CES again this year to showcase their STEM/STEAM educational products and receive their KAPi Award for Best Maker Spirit.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2019 / — In the spirit of making STEM/STEAM available to all students, makers, tinkerers and educators, Microduino, a manufacturer of stackable electronic building blocks and related accessories and peripherals, will be an exhibitor at CES again this year. Visitors to their booth – #44267 at the Sands – will experience an impressive array of products they have developed and manufactured to inspire creativity, while teaching coding, logical thinking and problem solving. Come and visit them to see the following:

1. Itty Bitty Buggy is the KAPi Award winner this year for Best Maker Spirit. Buggy is truly a code programmable toy (CPT). It’s smart, easy to use and programmable with Scratch via a PC/Mac and Chromebook. Kids come to understand the power that coding has on a physical device by modifying the programs; a great beginning STEAM toy for younger kids. Buggy is colorful, fun and can be made into a sloth, dodo bird, ladybug and alien.

2. Itty Bitty City is the sister companion to Itty Bitty Buggy and is also based on Microduino’s mCookie technology. Users can build the projects provided but can also easily create and program their own projects, integrating other form factors, such as 3D, using Microduino’s mounting design files.

3. Sequencing series for STEAM is appropriate for kids in elementary school through high school. Kids learn how to assemble basic circuitry with mPuzzle and move on to hardware coding with mPie. These programs provide colorful learning materials for teachers and students. Itty Bitty Buggy and Itty Bitty City show students where STEAM is heading via intelligent CPU-based projects.

4. MIX Kits 1, 2, 3 & 4 is how kids reinforce using logic and problem solving through the introduction of new components that expand their knowledge and skill set. With over 1,000 pages of project-based lesson plans combined, Microduino’s MIX kits serve a dual purpose: great for school hackathons and IoT projects, too.

“Providing STEAM toys that are easy to build, most within 5-10 minutes, and inspiring creativity in children, is one of our main goals. We are passionate about encouraging young people to develop their problem-solving skills, tap into their ability to use logic and learn coding, all at the same time.” said Bin Feng, CEO and Co-Founder of Microduino. “Visitors to our space will see and experience why hardware is part of our product line and why we use open source coding. It just makes sense. We think STEAM is all about having fun while learning the physical results of virtual thinking.”

Microduino is best known for their products such as the mCookie series; a series of small, stackable, and Arduino-compatible electronic building blocks. Their collection of easy-to-use, snap-together magnetic components, without the need for messy wiring or soldering puts them on the cutting edge of STEM/STEAM technology. Their slogan, “Creativity Is Contagious” was selected because of the multiple projects that can be made with their product kits; there are no limits to one’s imagination!

For more information, visit or stop by Microduino’s booth #44267 at The Sands.

About Microduino

Founded in 2012, and based in Westlake Village, Calif., Microduino is an award-winning global designer, developer, manufacturer and seller of stackable electronic building blocks, related components, and in-class science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning systems which encourage and enhance inventors’ creativity, imagination, and ingenuity through project-based learning. With tailored STEM/STEAM offerings for individual consumers and schools, Microduino offers a broad range of modules, sensors, and project kits which improve critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, while enabling inventors to bring their inspirational and pioneering creations to life. Because of their ease of use, unique patented hardware design, and nearly unlimited applications and configurations, Microduino products have spawned a passionate and highly-innovative worldwide community of students, faculty members, makers, engineers, and electronics enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds, and skill sets.

Laurie Hurley
Microduino, Inc.
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Alabama Logistics Company Releases 2019 Logistics Industry Predictions

BR Williams Logistics Industry Report 2019

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BR Williams CEO and VP of Logistics has released predictions for the supply chain and logistics industry for 2019.

OXFORD, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2019 / — BR Williams, a complete supply chain service provider headquartered in Oxford, Alabama, CEO and VP of Logistics has released predictions for the supply chain and logistics industry for 2019. This industry report is used by shippers and carriers alike to better strategize their 2019 budget and operations.

This is the second year CEO Greg Brown and VP of Logistics Thomas K. Bardwell have released an industry report. The 2017-2018 Logistics Industry Report correctly pinpointed the freight demand spiking and the driver shortage peaking.

This year the industry report includes the new regulations that could affect conditions, other variables to watch for this year (such as fuel costs and autonomous vehicles) and recommendations for shippers to optimize their supply chain-related experience in 2019.

“TK and I indeed have a watchful and blended focus on the market factors that impact the trucking industry,” Brown said. “The 2019 Logistics Report will hopefully assist in enunciating our pragmatic conclusions, as well as helping you reach your own.”

The truck driver shortage has by-far been one of the most talked about problems in the logistics industry. Demand for trucks only continues to rise. But with regulations growing on drug testing and age restrictions, retiring truck drivers aren’t being replaced fast enough to keep up with the demand with truck lead times at 10 months and the shortage at 278,951.

New conversations about implementing autonomous trucks, electric vehicles and other technological advancements are already beginning to impact the logistics industry incrementally, eventually to be transformative. BR Williams executives serve on the Insurance Task Force Committee within the American Trucking Association’s leadership where a lot of conversation about policy surrounding this technology is evolving.

With 35 years of trucking experience, Brown provides first-class guidance on how to strategize your logistics operations and budget for 2019. Download the 2019 Logistics Industry Report.

About BR Williams

BR Williams is a full-service supply chain service provider offering trucking, warehousing and logistics services. The company provides 3PL services through more than 500 flatbed carriers, 165 tractors and 625 Air-Ride van trailers, 53-foot Air Ride dry vans and more. With locations all across the southeastern U.S., BR Williams is located close to the port of Mobile, Alabama and also provides intermodal freight services, warehousing and drayage services, and more.

Matt Nelson
BR Williams
+1 (256) 831-5580
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HANGAR12 agency logo

HANGAR12 agency logo

Chief Marketer 200 2019

Chief Marketer 200 2019

Industry’s only comprehensive list names Hangar12 among best engagement and activation agencies shining spotlight on the fastest-growing channels of marketing

As an independent marketing agency, we take immense pride in being recognized for our achievements by the most-respected source in the business.”

— Kevin Keating

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, January 1, 2019 / — Chief Marketer, a leading publisher of content, recognition programs and training events for Fortune 1000 marketers, unveiled HANGAR12 AGENCY among the 2019 Chief Marketer 200.

The CM200 features editorial listings and coverage of agencies spanning 11 categories, including Experiential, Sports & Entertainment, Promotion, Retail/Shopper, Digital/Content, Social Media, Design and Innovation, B2B Demand Gen, B2B Brand Engagement Marketing, B2B Experiential Marketing and Martech. HANGAR12 is one of the top 15 agencies in the Promotion category. Editorial profiles include details on HANGAR12's core capabilities and specializations, examples of outstanding work, insights on culture and people, client examples and RFP contact information.

“Today’s marketer relies on a toolkit of new technologies and tools that emphasize engagement and experiences above advertising techniques that merely talk to, rather than with, the customer,” says Jessica Heasley, Content Director at Chief Marketer. “The Chief Marketer 200 serves as an invaluable resource for marketers seeking to engage the right partners to help them craft meaningful—and measurable—campaigns and strategies.”

Chief Marketer’s editors accepted applications from across the country for the CM200. Winners were selected based on several criteria including: insightful client testimonials; outstanding case study submissions; high caliber, consistent work across programs and clients; innovative and creative executions; and bold and inspiring concepts and ideas that are moving the industry forward. The 200 agencies selected for this year’s program are thought leaders in their craft and representative of the best agencies of the marketing industry.

"For over ten years, HANGAR12 has been ranked a best marketing agency by Chief Marketer and the Promotion Marketing Association," says Kevin Keating, President of HANGAR12. "As an independent marketing agency, we take immense pride in being recognized for our achievements by the most-respected source in the business."

HANGAR12 specializes in marketing CPG brands through best-in-class consumer promotions, shopper marketing, digital marketing, social media, and being one of the best consumer-centric marketing agencies.

About Hangar12
Hangar12 ( is a leading independent brand activation agency for national and global consumer package goods. We believe that everything starts with the consumer. That's our only rule. Our Consumer First® approach enables collaboration with consumers throughout our creative process to ensure successful activation of the brand. Hangar12 specializes in marketing CPG brands through consumer promotions, shopper marketing, digital marketing, and social media, and being one of the best consumer-centric marketing agencies. Hangar12 is ranked a TOP 100 promotion agency in the U.S. for ten years. We employ both agency and brand-side marketing experts to craft brilliant solutions to grow brands by engaging consumers… everywhere. We've been leading with this approach for years on highly recognizable brands in the food & beverage, snacks, candy, retail, and home & office categories.

Global online content portal Chief Marketer, an Access Intelligence brand, arms aspiring CMOs with the tools, insights, data and training they need to master the “next frontier of marketing”—an age of marketing much less dependent on advertising and much more focused on the rest of the branding toolkit. CM has more than 150,000 readers who rely on its content and live events to help them cut through the noise and find the solutions necessary to optimize their performance. From digital, direct and content marketing, to social, experiential, promotion and more, our weekly newsletters and daily website content cover it all. In addition to the CM200, Chief Marketer also produces the PRO Awards, and recognition programs including Masters of Martech and Future CMOs. Learn more at

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The Masters of the Pop Art Movement on view at Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa, CA

Mick Jagger, 1975 (#140) hand-signed screenprint, 43.5 x 29 inches

Andy Mouse, 1986 (#3) hand-signed silkscreen, 35 x 35 inches

Untitled (paint) #8, 2018, oil on paper

(MLG), the nation’s preeminent fine art gallery, is proud to announce an exhibition and opportunity to admire and acquire breathtaking works of art.

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?”

— Andy Warhol

COSTA MESA, CA, USA, January 2, 2019 / — Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), the nation’s preeminent network of fine art galleries, is proud to announce an exhibition of Pop Art by the masters of Pop Art Movement, the event will begin on January 26th, 2019 with a reception at Martin Lawrence Galleries located in Costa Mesa, CA. The exhibition is a truly unique opportunity to admire and acquire breathtaking works of art by the most renowned artists of the 21st century.

MLG has curated a collection of fine art by many of the most influential artists of our time. Pop artists have celebrated ordinary objects, and people from everyday life in this way seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art and this assemblage is no exception.

Included in the exhibition is Keith Haring's exuberant character Andy Mouse and Andy Warhol’s Mick Jagger. The exhibition will also include the works of contemporary artist’s Ben Charles Weiner and Helen Rebekah Garber. Each artist has received critical press and exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad

Haring was one of the 20th century's most influential artists and social activists whose work reflected and helped define the New York City Street culture of the 1980s. Andy Mouse depicts Andy Warhol as an utterly cool, larger-than-life cartoon mouse…a fitting homage from one Pop artist to another. Haring combined two of his heroes, Andy Warhol, and Mickey Mouse, and the work is considered highly significant in Haring's oeuvre, well regarded for its bold graphics, composition, and sense of humor.

‘It's like treating him [Warhol] like he was part of American culture like Mickey Mouse was. That he had become a symbol, a sign for something complete, universally understandable. He made this niche for himself in the culture. As much as Mickey Mouse had…putting him on a dollar bill was making him even more like an icon or part of the American dream.' –Haring from Haring, Warhol, Disney

Andy Warhol’s obsession with celebrity Icons takes shape once again in his infamous Mick Jagger series. Warhol’s interest in photography, collage, and drawing created a new conceptual framework associated with the appropriation of Pop Icons. The working relationship between Warhol and Mick Jagger began in 1963 and continued into maturity as both the artist and the musician were at the height of their fame in the early 1970s. The collaboration works so well because it manages to capture the essence of both parties involved.

Ben Charles Weiner is a New York-based contemporary artist, whose work bridges the seemingly opposite styles of hyperrealism and process-based abstraction. As a free-thinking abstract artist, Weiner always challenges himself as well as his audience to adapt to new mediums and new perspectives regarding modern consumerism. Fascinated by the substances we put into our bodies, Weiner uses art as an extension of his curiosity and judgment to challenge what we think about generic products that we see on everyday store shelves. Ben has spoken of being greatly influenced by his parents, who were both scientists and unconventional free-thinkers (hippies). Ben’s work often depicts materials used to create illusions in art and everyday life, such as oil paint on a palette, hair gel, jewels, and beeswax used in sculpture. Ben lights his work with visually hypnotic properties encapsulating the apparent desire with sheen, lively texture, vibrant color, luminosity, and transparency. After he's satisfied with proper lighting he photographs these moments using a macro (magnifying) lens to access a practical perspective – “…a space, or landscape, but one that is of a different scale than the body, and thus physically inaccessible…”

From these photos, Weiner paints beautiful large-scale compositions in oil. Playing with the ambiguity of his paintings and choosing “incongruous but evocative titles” gives him the freedom to explore the complex relationship between our imaginations and the external cues that activate them. Along with his paintings, Weiner also works with sculpture, video, crystal formations, and drawing/watercolors where he combines drugs, alcohol, and chemicals that we put into our bodies to create unique, glossy, gradient style pieces.

"I always wanted to"I always wanted to be an artist, and I had this scientific/materialist prototype of doing experimentation with the aim of answering big questions. Early on I was drawn to a bunch of the '60s and 70's theorists like Clement Greenberg, Barnett Newman, Robert Smithson, and McLuhan who applied materialist concepts to art. For me, it's an ontological pursuit – access to existence beyond the anthropocentric."Ben Weiner

Helen Rebekah Garber's practice relies upon refraction and distillation of the various formalized aesthetic elements operating within the iconographic systems of different religious traditions and the critical assessment of abstract, symbol-based vocabularies. By separating the imagery from its original purpose as a signifier of specific dogma, she intends to create a formal matrix of abstraction through a process of layering and negation, weaving brushstrokes in a loom-like manner – fusing the tactility of textile work with the flesh-like qualities of oil paint.

While simultaneously mimicking the accrued sense of the sanctity of the original patterns, they are stripped from their traditional context and condensed into powerful vortexes referencing the figurative yet stripped of the mess of meat and gristle- intended to exist as vessels of synaptic energy. The resulting works function as monolithic structures that convey the universal, while aggressively negating all ideologies.

Helen Rebekah Garber was raised in New York and works in Los Angeles, she graduated from The California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and studied painting at The New York Academy of Art and The Art Students League in New York City. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe.

MLG’s exclusive exhibition will also include significant works from Takashi Murakami, Mark Kostabi, Brad Faine, Darren Goins, René Lalonde, Philippe Bertho, and James Rosenquist allowing viewers a unique opportunity to enjoy a visual feast like no other.

The Masters of the Pop Art Movement Exhibition and Event – January 26, 2019 – 6-8PM
Martin Lawrence Galleries
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Katia Graytok
Martin Lawrence Galleries
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Golf Tips, Tennis Tips: Will You Win Your Next Golf Tournament Or Your Next Tennis Match? Maybe

Are you mentally ready for your next golf tournament, your next tennis match or your next sporting event? Take this test and find out if you are in the zone.

“Ideally, I like to see athletes with scores of 8.5 on most of the above. Being eighty five per cent ready, is usually enough to produce fine performances.”

— Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Author, Founder,

RIVER EDGE, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, January 1, 2019 / — In order to play to your potential in golf or in tennis, you need to know how to how stay confident, how to stay relaxed and how to stay focused. In short, you need to know how to get into the zone and stay there.

According to Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. a psychotherapist, author and founder of, there is a simple questionnaire and rating system that can help you to determine if you are in the zone, mentally tough and ready to compete effectively at golf or at tennis or at any other individual sport.

Here are the questions.

Simply rate yourself from 1-10 on each of the questions.

You can use ratings from zero to ten and you can use decimal points.

1. How confident do you feel?
2. How relaxed do you feel?
3. How focused do you feel?
4. How well have you been practicing?
5. How resilient do you feel?
6. How well do you sleep the night before a competition?
7. How is your relationship with your coach or coaches?
8. How much fun do you have when you compete?
9. Can you quiet self -criticism?
10. Do you engage in positive self-talk?
11. Are you able to tune out distractions?
12. Are you able to stay in the present?
13. Do you have pre-shot routines that you consistently use?
14. Do you have a “Plan B,” if your A game is not working?
15. Do you follow and eating regime that makes sense for your body?
16. Are you injury free?
17. Can you empty your mind and trust your athletic body?
18. Can you quiet your mind to focus on just one thing?
19. Are you injury free?
20. Are you able to control any interpersonal problems or stressors?
21. Do you use a simple mantra, phrase or tune to reset your mind and your body?
22. Do you know how to recover from a loss, setback or slump?
23. For young athletes-Is everything good between you and your parents?
24. Have you seen yourself on video in the last ninety days?
25. Have you been practicing well?
26. Do you have a technique to move from choking to the zone?
27. Do you practice meditation, visualization, guided imagery or visualization prior to competing and when you practice?

Ideally, I like to see athletes with scores of 8.5 on most of the above. Being eighty five per cent ready, is usually enough to produce fine performances.

If you discover weaknesses that are causing you to lose matches and tournaments, you need to develop strategies and techniques to overcome these deficiencies.

It is hard to make these kinds of changes on your own. A sport psychologist, coach or mentor can often be quite helpful in building confidence, reducing anxiety, improving focus and in showing you how to enter the zone more often.

If your scores are very low, you can probably benefit from some counseling, mental toughness training or training in self-hypnosis.

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. The founder of, Dr. Granat has coached athletes from virtually every sport from around the world. His clients have included Olympic Gold Medalists, professional golfers, Division I athletes, tennis pros and elite young competitors and national champions.

A former university professor, Dr. Granat writes a weekly column for five
newspapers and has appeared in many major media outlets including: Good
Mornin America, The New York Times, The BBC, The CBC, Sports Illustrated, The
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Sporting News, ESPN, The Newark Star Ledger,
ESPN, Tennis Magazine, Tennis View Magazine, Iowa Golfer, Executive Golfer,
and The Bergen Record. Golf Digest named him one of America’s top ten mental

Granat earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Counseling from The University of
Michigan. He is the author of How To Get In The Zone And Stay In The Zone With
Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis, How To Lower Your Golf Score, Zone Tennis
101 Ways to Break A Hitting Slump, Zone Tennis, How To Get Into The Zone In
Just One Minute, How To Have A Killer Serve With Sport Psychology, How To
Throw More Strikes and Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes.

Granat is particularly interested in the role that family relationships play in
stress and in how they impact one’s ability to perform their best when under pressure. He is past Vice President of The New York Society For Ericksonian Psychotherapy And Hypnosis. He is a member of The American Counseling Association and The American Psychological Association.

Dr. Granat is available for public speaking, consulting and counseling.

He can be reached at 201 647-9191 or at

Dr. Jay Granat
Skyline Group
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Intermittent Fasting Made Easy – The 3 Day Fast Start Diet

Intermittent Fasting Made Easy

Intermittent Fasting-Without Starving

You call this Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function. Nutrient ratios proven to get results

"You can't help someone up a hill without
getting closer to the top yourself "”

— Joey Dweck

TENAFLY, NJ, US, January 1, 2019 / — Tenafly, NJ – Dec 29th 2018, Weight Loss Buddy has made headlines with the launch of a new 3-day fasting diet that is said to be the best yet. Unlike other fasting diets that are hard to follow, Weight Loss Buddy has put together a 3-day fasting diet meal kit that includes every single thing needed to get through the 3 days. The 3-day fasting meal kit includes an appetite suppressant to reduce hunger cravings, and pre-calculated, pre-proportioned meals to get through all three days. The Weight Loss Buddy meal kit makes it much easier to complete a 3-day intermittent fasting diet because they have taken care of the hard work. The meal kits come with three days of delicious and wholesome foods that aide in the alleviation of bloating and sugar-cravings.

The 3-day fast start meal kits are part of a pre-measured, pre-calculated 3 day eating plan. Joey Dweck the CEO of Weight Loss Buddy was quoted as saying, “We have gone to great lengths to choose, out of hundreds of foods, nutrient ratios, that were found to be the most beneficial in recent longevity studies in tricking the body into thinking it's fasting. This is the most valuable box of meals you are ever going to get. An individual would have to spend $100’s of dollars to buy these items in bulk, not to mention assembling them. You buy only what you need. Start building a new body now!” He went on to say, “Anyone can benefit from this Spring-Cleaning of sorts. It doesn’t matter how good your diet is, or how much exercise you do, the body ages and the cells accumulate damage.”

LiPO3 Appetite Suppressant Spray is included with the meal kits at no extra cost. LiPO3 is a unique formula that contains clinically proven appetite suppressants with a powerful liposome delivery system. It is made entirely in the USA. Intermittent Fasting has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss, boost metabolism, and enhance hormone function. Some researchers believe that the rise in health problems has a lot to do with the fact that many people no longer go hungry. 3-day fasting diets are becoming hugely popular and remain to be a very healthy way to detox the body.
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Perks Group Provides Community Advertising Exposure to Local Businesses

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 31, 2018 / — Perks Group, an affinity group helping thousands of national and local companies build their reach and attain new customers, is one of the nation's fastest growing loyalty companies. Through an extensive network of top-retailers and professional businesses, the Perks Program offers a range of benefits to merchants, including otherwise inaccessible exposure to new customers.

One of the toughest hurdles for new and upcoming businesses is finding their footing within the proper market. The right customer base or network generates its own kind of return, but the problem is finding a well-suited market and leveraging it to the fullest.

Perks Group ensures that its members not only have access to a giant network of retailers, businesses, and customers, but it also provides many opportunities for exposure. When a new merchant signs up for the Perks Program, they are announced to local corporate to stir up activity and interest. This way, new members can share what discounts they have to offer and learn about the available savings options in their areas.

When a new merchant registers in the program, they have the chance to boost their company’s reputation through profile descriptions and company information. They can also post regular discounts and offers as well as feature printable coupons on the Perks website.

Marketing is a huge expense that requires savviness in various channels including social media, email, print, graphic design, and creative writing in addition to market research on target markets within specific channels. We’re told that small businesses and startups should allocate at least 12%-20% of their gross revenue to marketing.1 Becoming a Perks Group member is an advantage for any business, but an especially beneficial resource for those companies needing to immediately broaden their customer reach marketing.

In the Perk Group program, members send and receive frequent updates on new and upcoming offers around the community. Periodic emails are sent to registered Perks members containing merchant information, prompting them into action through product descriptions and promo advertisements.

Apart from the network of customers and businesses they gain entry to, Perks Group members also have various professional tools and resources at their disposal. They get free, time-saving management tools to improve efficiency and access to the same benefits as standard card holders. This allows them to make discounted purchases on a range of products and services, furthering minimizing operational costs for members.

Members get to save on everyday purchases like food and essentials and discover deals on services and products no matter where they are. They can access perks on the road, using mobile apps to determine what promotions are available in their reach.

The Perks Group program has hundreds of thousands of locations throughout the U.S., ensuring member benefits even while traveling. Currently, the Perks Group boasts millions of members nationwide, and the number continues to grow as more businesses learn about and sign up for the resourceful program.

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