"The coveter obtusely questions his mentor's spirituality in light of the mentor's ownership of a luxurious home and exotic sports car.
The mentor (Barry G.) replies with a laugh and says. "Oh, these are not mine; they belong to God. I just get to use them today."
The coveter smirks with a silent skepticism.
He just doesn't get it. (yet)"
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"The coveter obtusely questions his mentor's spirituality in light of the mentor's ownership of a luxurious home and exotic sports car.
Posted by Francesca at 8:47 AM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So many things to do but none of them seems to be any good. That is the feeling of being "stuck." Something is just not working and yet, you are doing all the right things. But here's the catch, there is always more to do!! And there may even be a better way to approach the issue, the marketing, life or whatever.
Here's what to do when you are stuck:
- Ask, ask. Ask and mastermind with someone who has similar interests and especially, someone who is an expert in the field. You definitely don't want to mastermind with someone who is also stuck, as you may sadden each other.
- Read personal development. You will find plenty of ideas there if you are open to them. It always opens a stuck mind. Be sure to make it a daily habit and great things will result.
- Write down all the ways to do something, to reach your goals. Then pick one or two. Do them only. But do the things that you haven't done. That's the hard part. Isn't it easy to do the things you are accustomed to??? And yet, you are stuck because you may be doing the same thing over and over and getting the same results... definition of insanity.
Welcome comments to become "unstuck" and very, very abundant. Enjoy the process!
"Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being." David Steindl-Rast.
Posted by Francesca at 2:08 PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. Patanjali.
Posted by Francesca at 8:36 AM
Monday, July 27, 2009
Are you afraid of calling someone for fear of what they might say?
Are you afraid of starting or continuing in a business?
Are you afraid of the next step of anything, a relationship, an athletic event, a business?
If so, you are letting you fear get the best of you and you are not living the fullest and being the most successful you can be. Something is stopping you and that is your mind telling your body not to do something. To freeze. To stop. To stay stuck. This is a terrible place to be.
How do you overcome your fears? Here's some steps to overcoming your simplest to most difficult fears:
- What is the worst that can happen to you if you do what you are fearful of? Be clear, what is really that bad. And you will find, it's not that bad at all!
- Remember, life continues after you conquer your fear, no matter what happens.
- You are in charge of your destiny, not someone else.
- Just do it! You will find that you will grow from the experience and will be able to handle tougher problems as they present themselves.
- If you don't do it, then what? You will remain stuck, non successful in some area of your life, and so on. So... you might as well deal with your fear and just do it!
- Remember, when you fall down, you get back up. Be proactive and success, take action now!
"As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts." Buddha.
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"When you are through changing, your are through." ~ Bruce Barton
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Friday, July 24, 2009
"Everything that happens to you is part of the plan for your awakening, including those challenging events that force you to shift out of your inertia and self-limiting behaviour patterns. Everyday Wisdom.
Posted by Francesca at 3:11 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. --Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted by Francesca at 2:39 PM
I came across by one of my favorite teachers Dr. Wayne Dyer.
"Freedom means you are unobstructed from living your life as you choose. Anything less would be slavery."
Everyday is a choice that will take you one step closer to experiencing freedom of your soul or keep you enslaved in the past trapped in limitation by fear and doubt. We were all born into the same world with the same opportunities. It is your destined birthright to live a life filled with love, joy, happiness, freedom, peace, and abundance. As a young child you can probably remember having a great sense of this, but somewhere along the way fell wayside into the illusion of fear, doubt, and limitations. The truth is we are all natural born creators of happiness, hopes, and dreams. The declaration of independence was a gradual and painful process, but it required those alive at time to be brave, willing, and believe it was possible.
It doesn't matter what aspect of your life comes to mind when you read this. The bottom line you are a slave to fear, doubt, and limitation unless you are willing to be brave and choose differently.
So here it is... the choice is yours.
Are you ready to be brave? Are you willing to do what it takes? Do you believe it is possible? Most importantly, do you trust and believe in yourself?
Will you remain a slave and suffer at the hands of your self imposed limitations? I once heard someone say, "Keep doing what you've always done and you'll keep getting what you've always got."
Everyday and each moment is a choice. Choose wisely my friends.... Much Love and Many Blessings, Lesley
"Freedom means you are unobstructed from living your life as you choose. Anything less would be slavery." Dr. Wayne Dyer
Posted by Francesca at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control." Julia Cameron.
Posted by Francesca at 3:12 PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
ONE: Give People more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO: Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE: Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR: When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE: When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX: Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN: Believe in love at first sight.
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. M. Gandhi.
Posted by Francesca at 3:23 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
"Every decision you make in life is important, because the decisions you make in life, dictate the life you lead." ~ Giovanna Garcia
Posted by Francesca at 4:12 PM
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one." John Lennon.
Posted by Francesca at 1:53 PM
Sunday, July 19, 2009
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive." Terry Grundy.
Posted by Francesca at 8:35 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Do you have a big dream but don't pursue it? Do you know what to do, but don't start?
It's time to stop the excuses and make your dreams come true! To be successful, take responsibility and get rid of all your excuses. Understand that you can do anything you want, if you really want it, if you are really driven and have a drive and desire!
Here's your recipe for NO EXCUSES:
1. Write down all your reasons or excuses that you can come up with. Take your time, make it long and detailed. It may sound like a gripe session or may even sound like whining. It has to be done! Do it!
2. Write down all the reasons why you can next to your excuses. Think of your drive and desire, your big reason why you want something so badly.
3. Write down your action points. Be specific. Think small and big action points. Take the big points and break them down so that there won't be any excuses. Excuses can easily happen when we have too much too do, and an action too big to fathom to do.
Take action and be abundant.
4. Put the action points in a calendar, now. Don't wait. Set up your success schedule and you will find success soon.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." Ambrose Redmoon
Posted by Francesca at 3:46 PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
Posted by Francesca at 3:34 PM
"Everything changes and dies. Nothing stays the same. Accept this and your life will flow with inner peace and joy." Chris.
Posted by Francesca at 3:22 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Eagles symbolizes greatness; traditionally Eagles are associated with nobility, authority, pride, fierceness, freedom and courage. We love and respect these special birds of prey. The question is what can we learn from the Eagles?
An Eagle with his prey.
The 7 principles of An Eagle.
Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or other small birds. No other bird can goes to the height of the eagle. Stay away from sparrows and ravens.
Eagles fly with Eagles.
Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus on something up to five kilometers away. When an eagle sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and set out to get it. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey until he grabs it.
Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.
Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals, but eagles will not.
Be very selected with what you read and listen to. Do you only research.
Eagles love the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the wings of the storm to rise and is pushed up higher. Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to rest its wings. In the meantime all the other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We can use the storms of our lives (obstacles, trouble, etc) to rise to greater heights.
Achievers relish challenges and use them profitably.
The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the male pursuing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the air with the male pursuing her.
Once she has reached a height high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The faster it falls, the faster he chases it. He has to catch it before it falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female eagle.
The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she allow him to mate with her.
Whether in private life or in business, one should test commitment of people intended for partnership.
Eagles prepare for training. When about to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach; the male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth picks thorns and lays them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns, and then flies back to pick rugs to put on the grass. When this first layering is complete the male eagle runs back to earth and picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get grass and rugs and lays them on top of the thorns, then plucks his feathers to complete the nest.
The thorns on the outside of the nest protect it from possible intruders. Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly, the mother eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest and because they are scared, they jump into the nest again.
Next, she throws them out and then takes off the soft layers of the nest, leaving the thorns bare. When the scared eaglets jump into the nest again, they are pricked by thorns. Shrieking and bleeding they jump out again this time wondering why the mother and father who love them so much are torturing them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off the cliff into the air.
As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and picks them up on his back before they fall, and brings them back to the cliff. This goes on for some time until they start flapping their wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they can fly and not fall at such a fast rate.
The father and mother eagle supports them with their wings. The preparation of the nest teaches us to prepare for changes; the preparation for the family teaches us that active participation of both partners leads to success.
The being pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes being too comfortable where we are may result into our not experiencing life, not progressing and not learning at all. The thorns of life come to teach us that we need to grow, get out of the nest and love on. We may not know it but the seemingly comfortable and safe haven may have thorns.
The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad actions they have good intentions for us.
Eagles rejuvenate. When the Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he should. When he feels weak and about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, then he can come out.
We occasionally need to shed off old habits & items that burden us without adding to our lives.
By Dr. Myles Monroe (Edited)
"You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life." ~ Ethan Embry
Posted by Francesca at 3:12 PM
"If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through." Chinese proverb.
Posted by Francesca at 2:51 PM
Monday, July 13, 2009
"Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson." Bob Proctor.
Posted by Francesca at 2:48 PM
Thursday, July 9, 2009
When talking with someone about what you do - your home business, do you ever get asked the question, "So what’s this all about?"
Have you been trained to have an answer already made up?
Are you sure you know what it is that your lead is really asking? The answer is almost certainly no, you don’t! And any assumption on your part will reduce any ground you may have gained so far in your communication. What someone says and what they are really asking is many times quite different. If you do reply with a stock phrase or what you think may be the correct answer and you are wrong – your lead most likely won’t tell you! They will just leave you in the dark!
Why? Because at this point they aren't thinking they should have been clearer with their question. What they’re thinking is, that you are not listening to them! And that you’re sounding like someone who is more interested in your own agenda of trying to sell something.
Think about your own experience. How many times have you asked a question and had someone misinterpret it’s meaning? How did you feel about that person?
Let's get back to the question "So what’s this all about?" This question could mean a variety of things such as:
What do I have to do?
What does the company do?
What is the company all about?
What do you do?
So how do you find out what they are really meaning? Simply ask! And here's a suggestion as to how to do that.
"Just so I can be sure to answer your question precisely, when you say 'What’s this all about'… what do you mean by that?"
Help them a little to define what it is that is being asked. Feedback to be sure that you understand what it is that they are asking. You’ll then get a more precise picture and the dialogue will continue to flow without interruption.
Then just allow the dialogue to flow, a simple conversation with honesty and integrity, showcasing what's in it for them. They will get it or not... and if they don't, it wasn't meant to be, so move on. Be abundant always!
"In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." Michael Jackson.
Posted by Francesca at 3:20 PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Dream Big... Go ahead and enjoy armchair traveling to exotic places, time freedom to do what you want, when you want and so much more!
Your long term success in any endeavor starts with a dream and thus, a goal. The dream can be big or small, so you might as well put your energy towards a big dream - DREAM BIG!
What is your dream? Write down your dream, visualize it, enjoy it, tell people about it. Have fun with your dream. Take pictures of your dream if you can, go test drive your dream car. Physically involve yourself in the dream as much as possible. This will make it more real to you and allow you better visualization, and ultimately, help you attain your dream. Some of the "craziest" and biggest dreams have actually produced actors, comedians, and big businesses.
You have got to start somewhere and sometime. Start today in dreaming big!
"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" Sydney J. Harris.
Posted by Francesca at 2:06 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here is a great article on "Change Your Thoughts."
If Success was Easy Everyone Would do it!! Here it is: Click.
"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant." Ursula K. Le Guin.
Posted by Francesca at 3:16 PM
Monday, July 6, 2009
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Chinese Proverb.
Posted by Francesca at 3:21 PM
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." ~ Andre Gide
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."
Posted by Francesca at 8:45 PM
Thursday, July 2, 2009
You can become very abundant and wealthy during these times of economic uncertainty. So, don't let the media and many naysayers around you get you down. You are in charge of your destiny and your abundant mindset. You can make money and lots of it at all times. This is actually a great time to make money in very nontraditional ways.
Pour some daily abundant thinking into your life:
1. Affirmations: Think of an abundant word or something that you are on the path to attaining, and repeat it, contemplate it.
2. Media Fast: The media will get you down if you listen and take in too much of it. Get rid of most of it.
3. Think abundant: There is more than enough money in the world. Try to count the leaves on the trees, trees in a forest... you will discover that the world is abundant.
4. Write down specific measurable goals and read them daily. You will get there.
5. Read or listen to personal development books/Cd's/DVDs. You will find your mind changing to much more abundant, thus staying on the path of your intention.
Most importantly, surround yourself with abundant thinkers and an abundant masterminding community. Enjoy abundance today and everyday!!
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another." Thomas Merton.
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