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5 Ways Auto Navigation Systems and GPS Technology Improve Lives

Global positioning technology is used in most of today’s GPS and auto navigation systems. The truth of the matter is that this technology while once reserved for the wealthy is now trickling into mainstream America. We are seeing this technology in cell phones in order to assist with 911 calls. We are seeing this technology in automobiles in order to track and possibly retrieve them if they are stolen. We are also seeing this technology used to help lost animals find their way back to the homes of their families. The truth of the matter is that there are many ways in which GPS technology is currently making our lives easier.

Below you will find a great number of uses for GPS and auto navigation system technology that currently exist. Even more amazing is the fact that new discoveries for these technologies are being made every day and over time there will be an even greater variety of methods to utilize this technology for the benefit of society.

1) Keep track of teens and children by using services such as uLocate Communications. This technology allows you to track members of your family by their cell phones. With the click of a button on your cell phone or simply tracking from home via the Internet you can find all members of your family that are carrying their cell phones. The benefits of this feature to your peace of mind alone are well worth the monthly subscription fee, which can be as low of $4 a month depending on which service you choose.

2) Keeping track of the elderly. This is especially useful if you have a loved one that suffers from Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. Technologies are improving continuously and will hopefully reach a point very soon where ID bracelets much like the medic alert bracelets will allow GPS tracking that is even more reliable for the elderly. The relief of knowing that you can find your loved one even if he or she has wondered off and forgotten how to get home is something that you really can’t put a price tag on.

3) Lost pets. I mentioned this earlier but it is worth repeating. The technology exists to have your pets implanted with chips or even to have chips placed in collars that allow you to readily locate your precious pet without spending endless hours of searching and whistling. The real beauty of this is that you won’t have to spend hours comforting sad children; you can take them to the computer and let them help you track Fido.

4) Finding shortcuts along your route to work, job interviews, important meetings, conventions, and personal appointments. This is great if you are running into a time crunch or worse need an alternate route as the result of a traffic jam or road closure.

5) GPS technology allows security and safety in many cars that utilize On Star technology as well. This technology cannot only track the location of your car but also be used to call for help in emergency situations. This device is activated by the push of a button and can even be used by small children in emergency situations.

There are many great ways that GPS and auto navigation systems and technology are being used each and every day to improve our lives and provide peace of mind. The methods mentioned above are simply icing on the cake.

5 Ways to Utilize Auto Navigation Systems and GPS Technology While Traveling

If you have managed to do any research on auto navigation systems I’m sure you’ve come across countless nifty features that these devices have in common. While not all devices utilize the very same technology, it is great to know that cell phones today in addition to handheld auto navigation systems are utilizing technology that make travel and locating lost children, pets, and other loved ones a little bit easier to manage in today’s hectic world.

There are many ways that the technology that drives GPS can improve our lives both at home and while we travel. Below you will find some great ways that this technology helps improve your overall travel experience.

1) Trip Planning. Not only are auto navigation systems great to have while on your trip, they are also quite useful when planning your trip. You will not have to listen to endless whining about whether we are there yet or how much fathers. Your children can listen along with you as you plan your trip and find out fascinating places to stop, view scenery, and get some great chow along the way. You should also be able to quite easily find out about neat shopping, shows, and other points of interest en route as well. Finding something for everyone keeps the entire family happy on your trip.

2) Finding restaurants, theatres, and nearby malls. This is very important not only when traveling to your destination but also once you’ve arrived. Many of the nicer auto navigation systems on the market today are able to sort restaurants that are nearby. These systems are much more than simple software that is designed for the sole purpose of giving directions. They are fully functional navigational tools. Some of them even have entertainment features, which will allow them to be used as ebook readers and/or MP3 players.

3) Keeping tabs of family in crowded situations. Even in the mall, you can have family members going off in different locations and keep track of them all. This is also true at graduation ceremonies and other events, which may call for family members spreading out over a large amount of space leaving some out of sight at times.

4) Security when away from home. The idea of being away from home, particularly with teens can be very frightening. We want them to be independent and at the same time we want to never let them out of our sight. Having a cell phone that allows GPS tracking of your teen is a great way to have the best of both worlds. You can keep a watchful eye on where they are without having them in your direct line of sight. This allows them the freedom to pursue their own interests and you the security of watching that happen.

5) Tracking important items while traveling. This may not seem like such a big deal until you’ve dealt with lost luggage a time or two. The truth is that this is a huge load off the minds of many, particularly when it comes to laptops and electronic devices that have important information.

If you haven’t considered these reasons for purchasing an auto navigation system or making use of the many options for safety and security that GPS Technology allows in your life, it is time to give these things some serious thoughts. Our children are the most important thing in the world we can protect and it is well worth the minimal investment in the software required to assist in keeping them safe.

Why You Need to Join the I-Don’t-Care-Club-For-IMers

I am a member of the I-Don’t-Care-Club-For-IMers.

Do you want to join me?

Back in April this year, I read an amazing blog post on failure; specifically on various ways one can overcome failure. And since then, it has stuck with me all the way through.

Do you know why? Because, just like most people, I’ve always cared too much about how people think of me.

I have always wondered how people think of me and what they said about me. Even though 97 percent of what I did was good, most people tended to talk about the two percent that was negative.

I would lie to myself that everything is okay and that their thoughts didn’t matter to me, but after some time I would find myself wondering what people would think of my next decision.

With this type of fear… fear to live up to people’s expectations, you cannot achieve anything worthwhile.

Before we discuss the fear of failure, consider this example. Imagine you have landed a new job as a sales person and your first job is to call total strangers over the phone explaining to them about a high-priced product and why they should buy it. It is scary, right?

However, the truth is that if you know the product well -its benefits and downsides -you know why it stands out from the rest and you understand the competition. You know the market and all the marketing skills and language to use to convince people to buy it.

However, you still find it hard to make those sale calls because you are afraid that people might reject you. They might say a BIG NO while some may even get angry or annoyed with you. You are afraid that your feelings might be hurt by their response.

(One thing you should know is that no one can hurt your feelings unless you permit them to do so….but we will save this discussion for another day).

Now the job is becoming hard and challenging, and you haven’t even started yet. You are giving hundreds of excuses to procrastinate making those calls. You already hate this job, and you have not even started.

Imagine I’m your sales manager and I want you to overcome that fear. Instead of making endless excuses, why don’t you take a week out and go out to as many people and offices as possible and get as many rejections as possible.

All I want you to do is to go out and explain the product features and benefits politely; in a language of selling, but don’t count your sales as I’m not interested in the sales that you make. I only want you to tell me about the rejections. The sales person who gets the most rejections will get a hefty amount of cash.

Is this enough motivation to get you to approach as many customers and go from one office to another, confidently telling them about your product and why they should buy it? Can you see yourself booking appointments so that you can get more rejections? Can you see yourself getting angry and hurt each time a person turns down your offer?

This is the difference that a change of thought can make.

This brings us to the question of the day; how can you turn things around so that you can look forward to failing in Internet Marketing? Any successful person has their story, and everyone who is successful has their own story of the failures they encountered before succeeding.

In fact, we learn from failure, and itis through failures that we harden and learn. Success is built upon the failures we encounter, meaning that if you hadn’t failed and tried again, you never would have achieved what you have at the moment.

Failure is an ingredient and requirement to achieving success.

Bill Gates dropped out of Havard to start Traf-O-Data, a company that failed terribly. But look at him now. Henry Ford pulled off five failures before successfully launching the renowned Ford Motor Company. The list is endless, and we can go on and on.

What I’d like to get across is that beside a successful person is a long string of failures.

So, let me ask you what would happen if you launched a product and no one enquired about it despite marketing it to the best of your ability. What would happen if you wrote a blog post that fails to appeal to people, or try marketing a product that totally flops? What would happen if you set up a website, invested all your money in it and upon launching it, no one visits it except your mother? Does this mean that you have failed? Or you have begun your success journey?

The answer to the above question is straightforward at this point. But it is how you bounce back after that failure that will make all the difference. If you hang your head low and quit in shame because of failing, like most people, then you might never succeed. Many people might be encourage to go that route and try something else, but that is not what you should do.

Become a member of I-Don’t-Care-Club-For IMers. In this club, people try as fast as possible to fail because they know that with failure comes lessons that will teach you more about how can achieve your ultimate goal.

The best thing about this club is that you don’t give a damn of what other people think of you and your decisions. You simply don’t care about what they think and say about you. The only thing that you are concerned about is what you DO.

Even if you go bankrupt or use all your savings on a failed business, you need not to give up. Even if you fail 14 times and get up the 15th time, the fact is that your success is just around the corner; it is only a matter of time and perseverance and success will come when you are wiser and hardened.

Therefore, from now on, every time you fear trying again, just smile andsay out loud, bring it on again. Give it your everything, this time avoiding the mistakes you did during the previous trials, and for sure you will be on your way to success.

Until next time, wear the I-Don’t-Care-Club-For-IMers badge and walk without fear; you are destined for greatness.