Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Three good reasons to quote a specialty boat policy

Own an boat? 

Thinking of buying a boat?  

January and February are big months for boat shows. If you are thinking of just adding your new boat to hyour homeowners policy, be sure you know why a seperate specualty policy is better. 

With a homeowners endorsement, there is likely a cap which is well below the boat's value. A boat policy covers the boat's agreed value or even its replacement cost.

With an endorsement, all the customer gets is physical damage coverage, and maybe some extension of liability. But a boat policy offers a fuller liability provision, as well as higher limits and other coverage options. A good boat policy is all about full protection and options, such as emergency assistance, protection from uninsured or underinsured boats, loss of fishing gear, and more.

With an endorsement, the list of covered perils is limited. A boat policy offers a comprehensive list.

Got questions, call.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Secrets of the World Class Movie

Another thing to think about

Secrets of the World Class Movie: I'm a firm believer in this fact - How you think about yourself determines every outcome of your life.  Today I want to share a very important short video to back up my thoughts on this concept. If you're totally satisfied with your life, don't bother to watch this 3 minute movie. However, if your goal is to maximize your potential in could be the best 3 minutes you've ever spent! Enjoy.

Friday, January 25, 2013

If you don’t like the experience you are having with life, there are 3 things you can do – starting right now – to change that…

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1.     Pay attention to your expectations:

When you start something (could be starting your day, going to the gym, going to work, starting a new job, going to a party, starting a business, starting a new relationship etc.) pay attention to what you REALLY expect.

What you REALLY expect determines where you put your focus because, as human beings, we like to be right, so whatever it is you really expect, you will then shift your focus to look for proof that you are right.

Once you become aware of what you really expect, you can choose a different expectation. Write it down, decide what proof you would need to look for to reaffirm this new expectation and commit to bringing yourself back to your new expectation any time you feel yourself stray.

2.     Pay attention to your focus:

As I just said, what you really expect determines what you focus on because we like to be right. So, without realizing it, you are focused on finding proof that your real expectation is true.

That means if your real expectation is struggle – you will look for proof of struggle. BUT if you shift your real expectation to ease, you will shift your focus to look for proof of ease.

At first, you will have to actively be aware of what you are looking for proof of. You will have to commit to looking for proof of your new, positive expectation. And when you do, everything including your stories – will change.

3.     Pay attention to your stories:

If real expectations determine what you focus on – then what you focus on determines your stories. Your story is what you tell yourself and other people about your current situation.

And here’s the real kicker – your stories have the power to reaffirm or change your real expectations. So, pay attention to the stories you are telling yourself and other people. And ask yourself how you can adjust your story to create a new, real and positive expectation.

Be kind to yourself – be gentle with yourself – be honest with yourself. When you are all 3, miraculous transformations can happen in the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SUN n FUN 2013

For more information contact:
Sandy Bridges
      Director of Communications
     863-644-2431 x112
January 23, 2013


SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Gearing Up For 2013, April 9-14
SUN 'n FUN Fly-In, Inc. - Lakeland, Florida - The SUN 'n FUN Board of Directors , staff, and volunteers are deep in the planning stages for the 39th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo being held April 9-14, 2013. As an anticipated 200,000 visitors convene throughout the week on 2,200 acres dedicated to the event, the Lakeland Linder Airport will become the busiest airport in the world.  The SUN 'n FUN Fly-In is Florida's largest convention and independent studies have recently identified it as having a $64,000,000 economic impact on the I-4 corridor. It is designed to offer something for everyone. 

Airshows are scheduled each afternoon and evening shows with illumination and pyrotechnics for the first time are occuring both Friday AND Saturday nights.  Aircraft of all shapes and sizes over Lakeland offer thrills by the USAF Thunderbirds and the civilian Black Diamonds jet teams to wing-walkers and aerial acrobatics.  Team Aerodynamix offers upwards of 6 planes flying in formations and audiences feel a part of the show as they witness incredible precision.  Seaplanes entertain crowds at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes on Thursday, April 11th. To learn more about all the events and performers scheduled, visit the SUN 'n FUN Fly-In tab. Plan to be there when the skydivers arrive with the American Flag and watch for the Batcopter and Otto, the Performing Helicopter.

A Kid Zone, forums and workshops, as well as hands-on sessions afford youth of all ages full days of activity and learning experiences about the world of aviation.  Food vendors and evening programs offer entertainment to daily visitors as well as campers on the field.  "Casino Night" is new for 2013.  Historic displays for warbirds and vintage aircraft are complemented by more than 500 exhibitors with modern options for aviators.  Recreational and travel options for all round out the vendor offerings.  A SUN 'n FUN Dining Guide is being created so visitors can explore local options or they are welcome to try Karaoke night and 30 food vendors on the grounds daily. 

Forms to request media credentials and press conferences are available at  In addition to the SUN 'n FUN website, information is available on Facebook (Like Us too) or Twitter. Videos produced to explain the year-round mission of SUN 'n FUN and prior event footage is available at
Please note: all schedules are subject to change. Schedules are added weekly.  


Friday, January 11, 2013

SUN ’n FUN Releases Year-Round

SUN ’n FUN Releases Year-Round
Calendar of Events

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – As SUN ’n FUN prepares for the world’s second largest aviation event held annually at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, a calendar of events showing the year-round presence of SUN ’n FUN in Lakeland, FL is being released.  Old and new fund-raising events created and held in 2012 will be repeated in 2013.

SUN ’n FUN is not only an annual event, it is a year-round commitment to the future.  The SUN ’n FUN mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages.  Through the support of benefactors, donors, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors to events, SUN ’n FUN is able to return $1.3m to education programs in Polk County.  Under the umbrella of the Lakeland Aeroclub and the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, students throughout Polk County who maintain at least a 2.75 GPA are eligible for a 75% scholarship for flight lessons.  The other 25% of the cost of flight lessons can be exchanged for volunteer hours by the student.

STEMtastic™ and Destination Aviation week-long educational summer camps offer the experience of flight to youth ages 7-18.  Youth 13-18 control the plane in the air on the fourth day of camp!  Year-round one-day experiences have been created to give working parents an option like no other for their children.  More information about enrollment and fees is available on the website.

The facilities at SUN ’n FUN are being utilized like never before. Community events like Radio Controlled Aircraft competitions (Top Gun, Florida Jets, Monster Planes), Roller Derbies (Lakeland Derby Dames), AKC Dog Shows, Healing Heroes Bike and Car Show (Sons of Anarchy), RV Rallies, Bike Florida, Mud Dogs Tough Mudder, and more are being held throughout the year.  Camping facilities are available year round – some with full hook-ups!

Have you had chills and a heartwarming thrill from volunteering?  SUN ’n FUN needs your skills and dedication and works to honor the volunteers annually who make each event possible.  Sign up on the website to become a new part of the team. You are needed! Click here to sign up to be a volunteer now.

Visit for more information about events, programs and enrichment opportunities for your children, grandchildren and neighbors.  Join the team on the grounds in an environment that is uplifting and SAFE AND FUN!

 STEMtastic Aviation Education Youth Saturday Camp
 3rd Annual “Wings at Sea” 7-night Caribbean Cruise
 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Volunteer Meeting
 STEMtastic Aviation Education Youth Saturday Camp
 STEMtastic Aviation Education Youth Holiday Camp
 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Seattle Boat Show

2013 has arrived, which means the Big Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat is set to open in just over two weeks on Friday, January 25 and run through Sunday, February 3. For the 10th year in a row, we've partnered with our friends at the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association to produce one big event in two separate locations - with admission to both venues (CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union) using only one ticket!

Over the past several months, we’ve been busy planning some fun attractions, promotions and ticket packages for you to enjoy. Here are some details:

Free Parking is Back! When you buy tickets online, you'll receive a coupon good a free cup of clam chowder from FX McRory’s restaurant, and a free one-year subscription* to one of the following magazines: Yachting, Islands, SKI, Field & Stream, or Sailing World. Plus, when you purchase four or more adult tickets online, you’ll earn one day of free parking at CenturyLink Field (a $12 value). To purchase tickets, click on