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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
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Performing a Paint Color Consultation

February 9, 2015 1:48 am

The color of your walls not only impacts how you feel, but sets the overall tone of a room, according to experts at HouseBeautiful Magazine. Selecting the right paint color will help convey the mood you want in your home. So how do you choose which color is right for you? Perform your own color consultation by asking yourself these questions.

What’s my style?
The most common dilemma when deciding on a paint color is whether you want to stick to a classic look or make a bold statement. Think about how certain colors make you feel – neutrals lend themselves to a more traditional aesthetic and are usually the most calming. More saturated colors, on the other hand, tend to energize and inspire. Take time to explore your style before committing to a paint color.

Should I use more than one color?
Overall, the color scheme of your house should be limited. One or two colors throughout is perfectly acceptable; however, it is important to break up the general theme with a few accent walls in complimentary colors.

How will lighting affect my choice?
Once you’ve decided on a color, pick the right shade in that family by choosing three similar hues – one that’s exactly what you had in mind for the room, one that’s a shade lighter, and one that’s a shade darker. Test out these samples next to a window and in a darker corner, and at different times of the day and night, to determine how lighting will affect its presentation.

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Six Choices That Sway Success

February 6, 2015 1:36 am

Success is something people crave. It's desired in careers, finances, health and relationships. The problem is that many fall short of the success they desire because of the choices they make.

According to motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson (www.extramileamerica.org), every area of life can be affected by the choices consciously made throughout the day. Anderson points to six key decisions that have the potential to tip the scale either away from or toward success:

1. Quit or Persist
"Big goals are rarely achieved upon first effort. Massive persistence is required to make them happen," Anderson says. "If we allow early failures to cause us to quit too soon, we will always lessen the degree of success that we eventually achieve."

2. Watch Late Night Television or Wake Up Early
"With a million Internet options and television channels from which to choose, it's easy to disappear for hours into unedifying nothingness," Anderson suggests. "Facebook or ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ may be entertaining, but it throws away valuable time that could be used to create, inspire and build our own success."

3. Spend or Invest

"Creating financial stability is crucial in living a life we love. But every time we splurge on a frivolous item like an expensive coffee or eating out for lunch, it's one fewer chance we have to let our money grow and establish financial success," Anderson points out.

4. Hate Mondays or Love Mondays
"Nothing saps the success out of our lives more than working at jobs we hate. Mediocrity readily greets those whose passion is erased by spending 40 hours a week dreading where they show up to work on Monday," Anderson says.

5. Hang with “Cannots” or “Cans”
"Like attracts like. If you want to know your success potential, take a look at what kind of energy... positive or negative... the people around you radiate," Anderson states.

6. Point Fingers at Others or Yourself
"Is your lack of success your fault or someone else's?" Anderson asks. "If you point to the person in the mirror, you have a greater chance of changing the level of success you are capable of finding."

Source: Extra Mile America

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