Some people get caught up with the fact that they have to be #1 to be considered a winner. But that’s not always the case! Every industry has businesses or individuals that compete for business, ratings, and bragging rights. But what most people don’t know is that you are still considered a winner even if you don’t walk away with the title “Winner”. You are considered a threat once you reach the level of competition with someone else. For instance you have Polo Ralph Lauren and Beverly Hills Polo Club clothing, in which they have identical logos, target markets and clothing. Even though Beverly Hills Polo Club may not sell as much clothing as Ralph Lauren, they are still a successful clothing company. Another example would be top movies this year. So far, Iron Man 3 has grossed ($400M), Fast and Furious 6 ($220M), Star Trek into Darkness ($211M), The Great Gatsby (est. $136M) and Man of Steel has grossed ($129M to date). Just because Iron Man 3 has grossed the most so far does’t mean this film is the only winner because the other films are just as successful as this one. Politicians (Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney) television networks (NBC vs. ABC), sports teams (San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat) and crowd funding (“Veronica Mars” vs. “The Last Straw”) are also examples of individuals and businesses competing for the winning title and are still successful even if they don’t win. Just remember that there is always a winner and a loser. But as long as you give it 100% and try to win, you will be successful and still considered a winner!!!
There was a time when cable television was mandatory in every household, because you couldn’t see your favorite TV show, sports or movies without it. Now, you have several companies like Netflix, EpixHD and even Amazon offering digital streaming of your favorite shows and movies. I have cable TV in my home and I usually DVR my favorite shows to watch them at a later time and date. But I am seriously considering these other alternatives because it saves money and I don’t even have time to enjoy TV as much. There are always reruns on cable TV, and and can’t watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it unless you pay an additional fee. With Netflix, EpixHD and Amazon, you pay a small monthly fee to see a vast amount of TV shows and movies. There is old and new content, and the good thing is, you can watch it anytime you like. Netflix even has independent films that you can watch on their website, which is great for indie filmmakers like Jeff Renfroe’s “The Last Straw”. Take a moment to visit explore these sites and see what they have to offer!