So Why Do Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents?

If you are looking for that perfect Christmas present this year for boys (and girls!) of all ages then you really should look at one of the many different choices of quadcopters and drones that are available today!

You really want that excitement and that sheer look of happiness when they open their presents Christmas morning and once they unwrap their new drone or copter… well, you will not have to wonder if you have got it right. The smiles and wide eyes will tell you clearly enough!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #1:

Quadcopters are still relatively new technology, well, at least when we are talking about as a commercially available toy. Sure, they have been around for a little while now however up until recent times, they have been very expensive and not nearly geared and built as much for fun as they are today. What this means is that a new quadcopter is not going to be under every single tree so there will be quite a lot of uniqueness and also, envy from your children’s friends! It is probably also the very first time they have received such a toy and let me tell you, a drone or quadcopter really is a toy like no other!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #2:

They appeal to all everybody and all ages too! Quadcopters are a huge amount of fun and they aren’t just for boys either! Girls also love being “pilots” and enjoying the thrill of commanding their drone either just around the skies or performing intricate stunts and manoeuvres. And these bad boys of the sky aren’t just for kids either. From as young as 7 years old right up to grandparents, there is a drone or quadcopter that will suit.

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #3:

There is an absolutely HUGE range of quadcopters for sale that will cater to any budget and also please the most demanding of “pilots.” From a small entry level quadcopter that can fit into the palm of your hand, right up to an incredibly advanced… and expensive version that costs more than the average family car! Want four propellers? No problem? How about an eight propeller octocopter? Too easy! Want a protective circular cage around your drone or maybe perhaps even in the shape of a fighter jet? There are so many different options available to you! Just go down to your favorite RC store, choose what you want and you are ready to go!

Why Quadcopters Make Great Christmas Presents #4:

These awesome machines are not only accessible to everyone, but they are easy to learn for everyone as well. You do not need to have any special skills or aeronautical experience but you will need some patience and of course, time to practice. Many of these models today are flyable right out of the box but as with everything good in life, you will need to practice and fully understand your new drone in order to get the most out of it.

It’s clear to see that I think quadcopters are awesome! So much fun, such amazing technology and many with brilliant features that allow extreme aerobatics, return to base features, and of course the ability to come with or add cameras such as GoPro’s which open up a whole new world of vision and experiences. And let’s not forget about the growing movement of drone racing! Now this really is an exciting new field!

New Rules for Financial Industry Preventing Potential Plagiarism to Public in Penned Presentations

There is a lot of talk about plagiarism online and in our schools. Regulators both private and public are cracking down in many industries, especially when it comes to securities and investments or those claiming to be experts and selling their advice via consulting or management fees.

In fact, the latest group of industry professionals to be warned about leading their customers to believe that they wrote something that they did not is Financial Advisors and Stockbrokers. Apparently, many investors are supposedly led to believe that they are experts when in actuality they send out emails, letters and notes using verbiage that was created for them by mutual fund companies, annuity firms or wire houses.

One gentleman, who wished not to be named told me that his brokerage firm sent him this little notation to remind him not to send out anything that was not from him or might lead the client to believe that he wrote it when he did not. Here is what his firm sent him from their compliance department:

We take this opportunity to remind all of our brokers and advisors that you may not present yourself as the author of any communication with the public if you are not in fact the author of the material. Credit must be given to the person or party that created the material. Although some vendors have stated that advisors may insert their name within a communication so that it appears the advisor is the author, FINRA has made it clear that this practice is considered misleading to the public because it attempts to establish expertise or credibility and may violate NASD Rules 2110, 2210 and 2120. No advisor should claim authorship of a communication, including books and newsletters, unless he or she did in fact author the communication.

It is good that the securities industry is holding themselves above the fray and doing the right thing by preventing plagiarism from their brokers and/or advisors. This is clearly a step in the right direction and it is good to see them stepping up to the plate.

Staying in the Present Moment When You Putt is Vital – Anyone Can Become Great at Putting

Most putting problems stem from mental interference with a smooth and natural stoke because of a concern over the result. Golfers can become more mentally focussed on what can go wrong than actually sending the ball straight into the hole which is what they actually want to achieve. Concern over missing a short one or worrying about three putting and getting tense and uptight will cause a poor stroke and quite often give the very result the golfer is trying to avoid.

To putt great you must remove the result and be in the present.

Remove the Result

Ask any top professional in any sport and they will tell you that you must play without concern when you are most concerned. You must play as if the result does not matter when it matters the most. You must focus on going through the process of a shot without thinking about the outcome. No mystery here, the more you worry, the more tense you get and the more negative images you make in your mind, the worse the result will be.

If you really care about the result then you must not care about the result so that you can play naturally, free flowing and with clear focussed thought. Tension from worry not only affects your muscle skills but also clouds judgement and you may not think clearly and end up making a poor decision.

Stay In The Present Moment

If you remain in the present moment then you can have no thoughts about the outcome which is in your future. The outcome has not happened yet and you will also not recall any past bad shots if you are properly focussed in the present. Being in the present you will play naturally and relaxed and there is no doubt your results will get significantly better, Fast!

Easily said this Stay in The Present stuff, but not always so easy to do in reality. In fact the more you attach importance to the shot, the harder it is to “not think” of the result and worry about getting it wrong.

Develop Your Pre Shot Routine

Develop a strong pre-shot routine so that you have a good step by step process to follow and concentrate on for each shot. When you have completed your pre shot routine make sure you pull the trigger quickly. Do not stand over the ball too long as this time has no physical routine to occupy your mind and that is when it can start wandering to unwanted thoughts.

Focus on what you want the ball to do from point A to point B

Use your imagination to get a clear idea of what the ball is going to do and visualise the ball behaviour exactly. Imagine yourself making the perfect stroke to make the ball go exactly into the middle of the hole at the perfect speed. Hear the sound of the ball falling into the hole and rolling around. Go through your setup routine and then have two or three practice putts while looking at the hole and imagining the ball rolling along the perfect path to the hole and disappearing over the edge. Then look back at the ball and pull the trigger within 1 or 2 seconds of refocusing on the ball.

Learning more techniques by The Mental Game of Golf now will give you a superb array of tools which can all be applied to help you as an individual golfer to get into your personal Playing Zone where you play your best golf on a consistent basis.