Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jack Canfield :Reverse Paranioa :Optimism

7 Free Lessons from the Teachers of The Secret

Friday, October 31, 2008

I chose to Participate

Recently one of the most admired and accomplished writers of Self help, Personal and business developments of our time Chris Widener approached me to help proof-read his upcoming book among few selected friends,quite exciting initial thought is along the line of familiarity-"Self help", but guessing this may go beyond ..It's the title that captivated me..

Introduction:From the Author.

The characters and story are based on Jim Rohn and my characters from our best-selling book, The Twelve Pillars. You will get an overview of the Twelve Pillars early on in this book as well in case you haven’t read them before.

One last thought. The sub-title is very deliberate. You see, most books focus on achieving success. This principle you will learn here will go one better. It will make sure that you enjoy your success once you get there. Just open the newspaper on any random day and you will see people who have achieved fame and fortune who have gone down in flames. It is because they learned how to achieve success, but not how to enjoy or sustain it. That is the key. Get it. Keep it. Enjoy it.

I hope you will benefit from it as much as I did in writing it.

Check back for more updates as I review in days and weeks to come.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Economy and You

Time to get serious and be the economy drifts and downturn and of-course lots of blame to go around, I 'll focus more on personal reviews and useful approaches, I 've had the last few weeks to reflect on the different traditional approaches most would take to make up for the inevitable, bottom-line,most will agree that the mindset or attitude will determine the altitude, sounds familiar..?
Economic ressesion is here...Wallstreet got their bailout, but lets talk about you and I ie, mainstreet I focus on how to take active, practical steps in stay in the balance , financially ...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Brand Yourself To Win

Grow Your Business through Branding Yourself Author: Carlos Aponte, Jr.

What is it that differentiates winners from losers? The short answer: good branding. I'll be the first to admit that with the incredible ease of publishing websites and putting generic sales pages up on the internet, the web has become a virtual graveyard of broken dreams. Folks get excited, put up a website...and then wait for the money to roll in.

But with the explosion of generic websites, internet marketers, and online money making opportunities, it's critical to stand out or you'll have a difficult time getting visitors to your website, and even more difficulty making money. The key is to brand yourself, and do it well. You want to be seen as the go-to person in your industry. Folks need to trust you and believe that you are offering them something of incredible value. Sounds easy enough, right? Successful branding will create the perception in the mind of your prospects that there is no other product or service on the market, quite like your product or service. Keys to Successfully Branding Yourself

* It's important to keep your focus narrow. We cannot be all things to all people. And if we try to do so, we dilute our brand. Focus on doing one thing, incredibly well.

* What others say about you is much more powerful than what you say about yourself.
Each and everyone of us is flooded with commercial messages each day -- so your message must rise above the others and if you have testimonials that tout your unique or special talents, you'll have an easier time building a bond with your target audience.

* You'll need to be consistent. Consistently offer quality. People will come to expect it from you. And they'll respect you for it.

* Be real.
Share your experiences, especially the
mistakes. You want your brand to have a personality.
Sharing yourself with your audience will earn their

*Adopting the Right Attitude

Henry Ford, the historical business visionary that built
the Ford brand and helped to shape the auto industry, once
said: "If you believe you can do a thing, or you believe
you can't, you're always right." Brand yourself as a
winner. Believe that you can achieve your goals, and take
action to make them a reality. A successful mindset
accompanies every winning business endeavor.

A successful mindset accompanies every winning business endeavor.

Carlos Aponte, Jr. is a successful internet marketer, currently producing more than $1 million annually, and growing. Mr. Aponte has been featured in "Chicken Soup for the Network Marketer's Soul" and currently mentors hundreds of people each year to grow their business and achieve their dreams. He offers a complete training series entitled "Brand Yourself to Win" and the program can be found by visiting:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We Found The Videos!

Well over 20 years ago, Jim Rohn revealed some of the most potent success principles known to man in a 2 day leadership weekend seminar. This presentation was recorded on video tapes and was meant to be used as a reference for the attendees of the workshop; just in case they needed a refresher course. But in the late 1980's they disappeared.

They have now been recovered and contain some of the most powerful success principles ever shared. In those tapes, Jim Rohn shared the secrets that helped him achieve millionaire status by the age of 30.
What Jim Rohn revealed on the videos also became the foundation of the many principles shared by world-class personal development gurus today, and his thoughts and ideas continue to be quoted (word-for-word) even after all these years!

To view some sample clips from this amazing event and also learn more about this lost footage go to:
To your Success!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Starting Your Own Business

In this age of rapid economic expansion, it’s currently easier than ever to start your own successful business. People from different backgrounds, with varying degrees of limitations, have all started and built thriving businesses. And they’ve enjoyed varying levels of success by focusing on three key components.

First, you must find the right business for you. Next, you need to be passionate about the business you choose. And lastly, you must be willing to dedicate time and effort to the business before realizing any fruits from your labor. Follow these basic principles, and you, too, can be an entrepreneurial success story.

Seventy-four percent of all self-made millionaires in America today made their fortune by building their own successful businesses. And here’s an important point: Many of these people never owned a business previously. You do not need to have experience in entrepreneurship. You just need to learn everything necessary about your particular business and then apply it as you go along.

Confucius said, “A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.” The most important single quality in starting and building your own successful business is courage. Like the starship Enterprise, you have to have the courage to go where you’ve never gone before. No matter how many other people have started and built businesses, when you embark on this journey, you are going to feel like you are the first person who has ever done it. And, in your terms, you are.

What Does It Take to Start Your Own Business in America?

Of course, if you have a clear idea of the kind of business you want to be in, that’s a great place to start. But if you aren’t sure, how do you fi nd one? There are a hundred different ways. But the most important is to get into something you really like, enjoy and care about. Passion is the critical factor in determining business success. As Peter Drucker said, “Whenever you see something getting done, you fi nd a ‘monomaniac’ with a mission.” Every single business needs a dedicated champion who lives and breathes the success of that business and enterprise. Without a champion, a person who is passionately committed to making that business successful, who cares deeply about the business, the products, services and the customers, the business will defi nitely fail.

This is why you have to pick something you care about and enjoy. Many people start businesses selling products they particularly like using themselves. Others start businesses because they are passionate about the technology or the science involved. Some start businesses as outgrowths of their hobbies or their interests in life. Look around you at the parts of your life you enjoy the most. Think about the products and services you have the strongest feelings about.

Many people think the reason for starting a business is to make a lot of money. The primary reason people turn to owning their own business, however, is for the sense of personal freedom it offers. Many entrepreneurs don’t initially earn as much after taxes as they would as an employee. However, they are their own bosses. They are free. And this is worth more to them than the security of a corporate environment.

Whatever your motivations, if you’ve ever thought of starting your own business, you should just get on with it, right now. You can start small, with a direct selling business, for instance. Start working out of your house, offering a product or service part time, in the evenings and on weekends. You have to get
your entrepreneurial experience and there is no other way to get it except by taking the plunge and learning as you go along.

Human beings are wonderful in the sense that they are “learning organisms.” You learn at an incredible rate, depending upon the amount of experiences you subject yourself to. Most entrepreneurs who become successful have many months and even years of experience as entrepreneurs under their belts. They have
been through every up and down, every twist and turn that is possible for a small-business person to experience. As a result, they become wiser and they make fewer mistakes. They do more of the right things and they not only earn more, but also hold on to a greater percentage of their profi ts. The cumulative result over a lifetime is financial success and independence.

Explore and Investigate

Once you have decided you want to experience the rewards of small business success, your job is to explore every single detail of the business. Leave nothing to chance; investigate before you step; talk to lots of people and get lots of input. Your job is to minimize, reduce and eliminate risk wherever possible in the pursuit of profit, so the profi ts are real and the losses are minimal or non-existent. You should plan to grow by bootstrapping. This means you start small and your business grows out of your commitment to learning and the sales generated from your belief in the product or service you offer. One of the advantages of a direct selling business is that it enables you to gradually develop the skills and abilities you will need as your organization grows.

When you start your new business, the most valuable assets you have are your energy, imagination, character and discipline. It is your ability to get in there and do the work to create the results. It is your ability to make the key decisions and to get out there face to face with the customers and make the sales. It is the ability to follow through on your commitments and promises. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “A great institution is the length and shadow of a single man.” Well, even a small organization or company is the length and shadow of a single person. You are the business. The business is you. The business can never be more or less, better or worse, than you are, on an hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute basis. The business is really a mirror image of your character and ability. Your business tells you and the world who you really are.

What Are the Chances I Will Be Successful?

According to studies by the major accounting firms, investigating the finances and fortunes of tens of thousands of businesses over the years, the statistics are consistent and usually unavoidable. It takes about two years after a business starts up for the business to break even. During that two year period, the business will suffer mostly losses that will have to be made up from the energy and resources of the entrepreneur.

In years three and four, the business will make a profit, and most of those profi ts will go into paying back the bills and debts that were incurred in the first two years. After four years, the business will start to break into the clear and the entrepreneur will start to make some good money. It is only after the seventh year of entrepreneurship that the business starts to really be successful and the entrepreneur begins to enjoy the good life that is possible for a highly paid person in America. Remember, most of the highest-paid people in America are entrepreneurs who have passed the seven-year point in building and running their own businesses.

When you decide to start your own business, you can do it impulsively because of a significant emotional experience or event in your life, like the loss of a job or the appearance of an opportunity, or you can do it slowly and deliberately by spending several weeks or months in study and preparation. In either case, investigate before you invest your time and money. I learned from a very wealthy man many years ago that it is much easier to get into something than it is to get out of it. It is much more important to spend lots of time investigating, in advance, before committing time and resources to a particular business venture. This will do more to assure your long-term success than anything else.

This tenet says that 20 percent of what you do will account for 80 percent of your results. There is also a 20/80 Rule that says the 20 percent of the time you spend in planning and evaluating at the beginning will be worth 80 percent of the results you eventually experience.

When most people think of owning their own business, they often think of one word, franchise. Buying into a franchise is a proven, simple plan. Unfortunately, with franchise fees ranging from $20,000 to $1 million or more, it makes the “average” franchise a difficult start-up business for the “average” person.

Let me give you an example: Let’s say you decided to open a very popular, successful fast-food hamburger franchise. In the year 2000, the cost to open that franchise ranged between $400,000 and $1.4 million. Most franchisors require a minimum of $175,000 of “non-borrowed personal resources” for an individual to purchase a franchise. “Non-borrowed personal resources” are liquid assets such as securities, bonds and real estate equity other than your house.
There is an additional franchise fee of $45,000, and a percentage of your gross revenue (not profit) is paid to the company every month. On top of that, one-third of all franchises fail. You can become a freelancer or independent contractor and have the freedom to take the jobs you want, when you want. You handle your marketing, negotiating and revenue collecting. Most independent contractors spend about 90 percent of their time running the business and about 10 percent of their time making money. They often say they don’t own a business at all; the business actually owns them!

You could open up your own shop or specialty store if you wanted to make more money. You could turn your hobby or passion into a successful venture. But be sure to allow enough for the overhead cost for rent, advertising, liability insurance and employees. Most store owners work 6 or 7 days a week, opening the doors in the morning and locking them at night.

You, Too, Can Do What More Than 13 Million Have Done Direct selling is another possible avenue for starting a business. You can begin in many direct selling businesses for very little or absolutely nothing. The average cost to get into a direct selling business is very low, under $500. Do your homework. Of course, you also have the advantages of not carrying inventory, investing in product development costs, setting up operations, or developing marketing plans and materials. When you start a direct selling business, the company takes care of most, if not all, of the costs typically associated with starting your own business. Essentially, you are free to begin selling your new company’s product or service immediately.

There are many outstanding direct selling companies in America today.

Unfortunately, there are quite a few fly-by-night direct selling companies as well. But here’s the catch: Everything that applies to starting your own business, in terms of business planning, selling, budgeting, projecting, and investing many months and even years, applies to building a successful direct selling business. If you are not prepared to invest three to five years building your business, don’t get in it in the first place.

The greatest trap for would-be entrepreneurs in America is the lure of get-rich-quick schemes, easy money, something-for-nothing ideas that are advertised and promoted everywhere. There is within the psyche of most young people a passionate desire to shortcut the process of success by finding a quick, easy way to jump the line and get to the head of the class without paying the full price in terms of hard work. Make the decision this is not for you. Refuse to look for or listen to any get-rich-quick schemes. Walk away. The very act of looking for something for nothing can be fatal to your future.

Once you decide on a new business, remember the primary sources of value in America today are time and knowledge. Time refers to the speed at which you can deliver your product or service to your customers. Knowledge refers to the expertise you put into your product or service.

By starting your new business at home, you can enjoy specific financial and tax benefits. Find out what they are. Be perfectly correct in all your financial dealings with everyone in your financial life: your bankers, your suppliers, your customers and tax people. Remember, life is very long and everything you do financially follows you for years and years.

There has never been a better time to achieve financial independence by starting your own business than today. Anything that anyone else has done, and especially something that millions of other people have done, you can do as well, and probably even better. You can piggyback on the knowledge and experience of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs who have put their best ideas and insights into books, tapes and courses. You can become one of the most successful businesspeople in America by simply doing what others have done before you. There are no limits, except the limits you place on your own imagination.

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, specializing in training and development of individuals and organizations. Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 4 million people in seminars throughout the world.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Great Challenge of Life by Jim Rohn

Here's the great challenge of life - You can have more than you've got because you can become more than you are.

I have found that income seldom will exceed your own personal development. Once in a while income takes a lucky jump, but unless you grow out to where it is it will go back to where you are. Somebody once said if you took all the money in the world and divided it among everyone equally; it would soon be back in the same pockets. However, you can have more because you can become more. You see, here is how the other side of the coin reads - unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got. The marketing plan won't do it. It's a good plan but it won't work without you. You've got to work it. It is the human effort that counts. If you could send a sales manual out to recruit - wouldn't that be lovely? The major thing that makes the difference is what YOU do.

In order to have more, you need to become more. The guy says "If I had a good job I would really pour it on, but I have this lousy job so I just goof off." If that is your philosophy you are destined to stay there. Some people say if I had a lot of money I would be really generous, but I don't have much so I'm not generous. See, you've got to change that philosophy or you will never have "the lots of money". Unless YOU change, IT won't change. Amazingly, however, when we throw out our blame list and start becoming more ourselves - the difference is everything else will begin to change around us.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Four Essentials For Happiness

You may have a thousand different goals over the course of your lifetime, but they all will fall into one of four basic categories. Everything you do is an attempt to enhance the quality of your life in one or more of these areas.

The Key to Happiness

The first category is your desire for happy relationships. You want to love and be loved by others. You want to have a happy, harmonious home life. You want to get along well with the people around you, and you want to earn the respect of the people you respect. Your involvement in social and community affairs results from your desire to have happy interactions with others and to make a contribution to the society you live in.

Enjoy Your Work

The second category is your desire for interesting and challenging work. You want to make a good living, of course, but more than that, you want to really enjoy your occupation or profession. The very best times of your life are when you are completely absorbed in your work.

Become Financially Independent

The third category is your desire for financial independence. You want to be free from worries about money. You want to have enough money in the bank so that you can make decisions without counting your pennies. You want to achieve a certain financial state so that you can retire in comfort and never have to be concerned about whether or not you have enough money to support your lifestyle. Financial independence frees you from poverty and a need to depend upon others for your livelihood. If you save and invest regularly throughout your working life, you will eventually reach the point where you will never have to work again.

Enjoy Excellent Health

The fourth and final category is your desire for good health, to be free of pain and illness and to have a continuous flow of energy and feelings of well-being. In fact, your health is so central to your life that you take it for granted until something happens to disrupt it.

Peace of Mind is the Key

Peace of mind is essential for every one of these. The greater your peace of mind, the more relaxed and positive you are, the less stress you suffer, the better is your overall health.

The more peace of mind you have, the better are your relationships, the more optimistic, friendly and confident you are with everyone in your life. When you feel good about yourself on the inside, you do your work better and take more pride in it. You are a better boss and coworker. And the greater your overall peace of mind, the more likely you are to earn a good living, save regularly for the future and ultimately achieve financial independence.

Control Your Attention

Life is very much a study of attention. Whatever you dwell upon and think about grows and expands in your life. The more you pay attention to your relationships, the quality and quantity of your work, your finances and your health, the better they will become and the happier you will be.

Action Exercises

Here are three things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action.

First, take time on a regular basis to think about what would make you really happy in each of the four areas.

Second, set specific, measurable goals for improvement in your relationships, your health, your work and your finances and write them down.

Third, resolve to do something every day to increase the quality of some area of your life - and then keep your resolution.

To your happiness!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

PURPOSE By Bob Proctor.

Do you have a definite purpose that guides your ambitions, vision, and goals?

"What a different story people would have to tell if they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming purpose." -- Napoleon Hill, Laws of Success

It doesn't matter how you think you arrived here on this planet or under whose direction - the fact remains that each of us has specific talents and gifts that are uniquely coded within our own DNA.

As you go through life, you don't just pick up things you like doing by chance. You discover what you're good at because you were meant to discover it, just as you were meant to figure out what your fingers do, and how your elbows work. Your unique gifts are hardwired into your system just as surely as your lungs are given their blueprint to breathe.

And it's from these specific talents and gifts that you're able to define and determine your definite purpose, the reason why you're here. What's in you cannot be found in another living human being. In fact, it's quite possible that what you bring to the table hasn't been duplicated - ever - since time began.

That's right! This "purpose" is serious business.

If you fail to determine your definite purpose, everything else is wrong.

It's like working with a broken compass - you may think you're going North, but you're not. You're not sure which direction you're heading, so, you're just wandering aimlessly.

Without your purpose identified firmly in your mind, you will wander through life, never quite feeling that you're "in the flow." I say, then, that it's imperative you recognize what it is you're good at - what it is you really love to do. Your purpose in this lifetime is to do the thing that you love.

People will tell you they already know what they're good at, and what they love to do most, but they'll never earn money doing it. Whoever gave you THAT idea? When you're sorting out your purpose, I don't want you thinking about THAT non-issue at all. You can earn money at ANYTHING. Once you determine your purpose, you won't even have to think hard on HOW to earn money - it's as if you're being guided by an unseen hand, heading in the right direction, and everything falls into place.

The key to your life is not that you settle for the "safe" thing that will bring in the money. The key is to turn and do what you really love. Fall in love with an idea. That's your life! That's your purpose.

Fall In Love With An Idea
More often than not, when we think of "love," we tend to think of two human beings in love. When they're in love, they enjoy the same ideas; their feelings are in harmony.

Love is resonance. Love occurs when two entities are on the same frequency. So, when a person falls in love with an idea, his conscious and subconscious are resonating -- they're in sync. And, it's what's going on in the mind that dictates the vibration of the body and moves the body into action. So, you must first allow yourself to fall in love with an idea. What is it you really love to do?

The psychologist Alfred Adler once said, "I am grateful for the idea that has used me." When you fall in love with an idea, it guides you. You don't guide it anymore.

Nor are you going to find yourself digging around for ambition or seeking to achieve your purpose. It'll push you out of bed in the morning long before your alarm clock considers doing the same. When you land on your purpose and truly start doing what you love, it's like being 12-years-old again, waking up to your first glorious day of summer vacation. What might have been drudgery for you just a day before is now grand opportunity and discovery.

You're loaded with ambition.

Did the weather change?

Did the sun rise several hours sooner?

Of course not. The only entity that changed between the last day of school and the first day of summer vacation was YOU. In similar fashion, acting on your purpose pushes your ambition through the ROOF. The gifts within you were programmed to SING in a spotlight on center stage! Ambition is the talent agent that promotes these gifts and believes in your gifts to get them to that stage. The performance you do from that stage, that's your life's purpose.

Bob Proctor

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Multiple Streams of Income Simplified ..


This is Sade Powers with an important thought for you to ponder.

Is it really impossible to make money for free? Most would tell you so. But the old adage, “It takes money to make money” was stated long before the development of the Internet. Its true if you’re in real estate, but there are now infinite options available through the Internet.

This is nothing new of course. There’s no limit to the number of people with systems who will charge you anywhere from $70 to $3000 for their “industry expert secrets”.

You’ve all been there before. Some flashy page filled with promises, followed with a spot for your Visa Car Number, and you receive all of their “highly-confidential secrets” in the form of some long, complicated book, eBook, training course, or video series. So you’ve spent your money, and so far, you’ve definitely not gotten anything in return, other than continued promises that all of these things you just payed for will somehow materialize into that beautiful vacation home you’ve been dreaming of. Trust me, I’ve been there. Before getting into The SpiderWeb Marketing System, I looked into Reverse Funnel, Magnetic Sponsoring, The Renegade System, and its all the same pitch.

So now, you’ve got your eBook, video series, which you’ve paid tons for, and if you want any shot at making anything, you’re going to have to spend hours on your own trying to figure it all out. That’s not so horrible, to have to put in a little time and effort, but keep in mind, you’ve already payed a significant amount to get to where you are.

Then, maybe if you work really, really hard, and get really, really lucky, you’ll make some money. Congratulations. Now you just have to recover your investment.

There is an easier (and cheaper) way. There are programs and applications out there that are specifically designed to allow you to make money for just using them. Some of these include Direct Matches, Google Adwords, Commission Junction, and Global Domains International. Never heard of those? That’s because most people who know them will charge you hundreds to show you how to use them. But the SpiderWeb Marketing System was created as a way to put together all of these free systems, and provide a huge net of members that all benefit from multiple free systems, thus increasing the amounts of money that are being generated by these free systems.

There are free ways to make money on the Internet, and while they may be hidden gems, you certainly shouldn’t have to pay for the treasure map. Let The SpiderWeb Marketing System be your free guide:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

22 Streams Of Income...?


Its me, Sade Powers, from good old , , here to tell you about yet another wonderful FREE aspect of The SpiderWeb Marketing System.

The SpiderWeb Marketing System is the most powerful marketing tool in the industry. Hopefully by now you will have begun to see that and reap the rewards of it.

In a previous blog, I discussed The SpiderWeb Marketing System Back Office, a powerful tool and the best available. Now, I want to talk about another thing that makes success even more attainable: The SpiderWeb Marketing Forum, or SpiderZone.

One reason that so many fail in Network Marketing is a lack of support. You might have experienced this before. You sign up into a system and one of a couple things happen. Your recruiter calls you and loves you and begs you until you put up the money, then they just about disappear. Or, perhaps your recruiter knows no more than you do, they just got into the program first, and now you are just as confused as they are. For me, . There are many other scenarios that you could encounter. Unfortunately, they have the same outcome. You are stranded in a new business with not much help in sight.

Enter SpiderZone forum. In the free system, you can have access to the member forum, where SpiderWeb Marketing members can post questions and ideas and discuss them together. If you are unsure about something, odds are that someone has experienced that before and would be able to help.

Success in business is all about relationships, especially when it comes to network marketing. The members of this program are important and there are others involved just like you who are willing to discuss their techniques and strategies that have worked for them.

For more info, check out my site at

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Decision Making and Goal Setting: Think Big by Joy Cagil

When I was seven years old, someone from my family asked me whatmy goal in life was. I felt the answer was easy, so I listed ahorde of vocations including becoming the first woman wrestler."A vocation or the area you want to work in is not what I amtalking about," my relative said. "I am asking why you want todo what you want to do. It helps when we look for the reasons underneath our desires." Many years later, I realized that thisrelative was teaching me the true meaning of goal setting.

To this day, I ask the same question to young people I come incontact with and those whom I am in a position to influence. Itis surprising how many do not know the answer. They do not know because most of us live by chance, accepting or complaining about what the events push on our path, rather than living by intelligent choice.

To know what you want in life and why you want it leads to success. In all cases, the answer to the question "why" is moreimportant than the answer to the question "what." Once a personunderstands the "why" of what he wants, the next step of settingit as a goal is easy. Sometimes, when we find out the underlyingreason why we want something, we may also find out that ourreason is an artificial one. Then, we know this is the time toquit instead of working at something that would make usmiserable at the end.

We all make a faulty decision at one time or another, but if westop and think about our reasons, we can make corrections or letgo the project altogether. For example: as an initial emotion, Ifelt true pride when one of my sons, during the time he was inthe tenth grade, announced that he had decided to enter the USarmy after talking to a recruiting officer in school. Then, hecontinued excitedly, telling us he would be getting free collegeeducation. At that point, I asked him his real reasons. He couldnot answer. I told him, his father and I were in a position toprovide him with a decent college education; however, if hewanted to be in the army because--above and foremost--he wantedto serve his country and that he would do anything and face anyhardship to give the best service he could possibly give, then Iwould back him up one thousand percent and I would be very proudof his decision. Our son told us that the recruiting officer hadnot even mentioned the importance of service, but had focused upon the benefits the kids would be getting from the army. At that moment, I felt that this approach of recruitment was aninadequate one. Our children are honorable and intelligentenough to want to serve for the right reasons, whereas artificial motives can lead them and the army into failure.

There has to be deeper, more meaningful purposes for ourdecisions. When a teacher chooses teaching, he does not--mustnot--choose it because of the long summer vacation, but for thejoy of teaching and shaping young minds for a better world. A physician should not become a physician because he will beconsidered the cream of the crop and he will make more money than fifty percent of the population. This truth-seeking goesfor all professions, avocations, the mates and friends wechoose, and whatever options we face in life.

After knowing the deeper reason behind our goals, the stepsleading to achievement become much easier. Our potential turnsinto being our process and it prepares our goal for fruition bysetting time limits for each step, afterwards leading us toaction upon our decisions, to vigilance for opportunities, towillingness to make small adjustments along the way, and topersistence on our path.

Also, when we focus our energies on one goal whose importance isclear to us, we are better able to let go of anything that doesnot serve a positive purpose. Guilt, fear, the mind'schattering, the feelings of unworthiness, bad habits, the worryof what others may say are eliminated when we are aware of ourtrue purpose.

Making an intelligent and well-thought-out decision leads tosuccess, instead of jumping into action. A wise choice benefitseveryone instead of a bad, fast choice, because true winners aredirected from their insides, and those who are directed fromtheir inner beings find their true calling and a life welllived.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

What is Abundance

This is one of the topics of interest as I continue the pursuit of spiritual or personal evolvement .

Wealth and abundance are not obtained by chance. The universe bestows all its blessing, all its abundance upon a person, who follows its laws of love.
In the Bible it is clearly stated : "And He said to them, '...For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.'" (Matthew 17:20)

What do you want from life?

Your personal mission development is crucial for your personal development. A personal mission statement will keep you on track, with your goals clear in mind.
Most people have only hazy ideas about their life. For sure, they want to be happy, rich,

beautiful, healthy, find a great partner...
Nothing wrong with that, but...

What does that all mean to you?

How does it look like in concrete detail, physically and - most important - emotionally? That will be a bit of a stretch for most of us.

We like to daydream about our glorious future, but deep in our subconscious we have, all too often, concluded that this kind of desired life is not appropriate for us. So we continue daydreaming and indulging in mirages without substance.
Get clear what you want, now!

Creating your personal mission statement is the first - and most crucial - step to deliberately attract what you really desire for your life.

You Deserve it All

The very first thing that we have to understand deeply, is that we deserve it all. That is the beginning of your personal mission development. If we are limited by low self esteem, our choice may be between bad and worse, but nothing to really get excited about.
There is no essential difference between successful people and unsuccessful ones but one.
And what is that?

Successful people are convinced that they deserve to be successful, whereas unsuccessful people tend to think that they are unworthy.
Forget all your conditioning, at least now for the moment.

What would you do, if you were God?

Okay, we have been warned by religionists all over the world and during all the centuries, how dangerous it will prove for our souls to claim being God.
And I agree. What kind of God is this, who would choose to suffer like anything, totally helpless and weak? Therefore, let's rephrase our statement:

What would you do, if you were LIKE God?

Does this sound better now? Eager to develop your personal mission development? Some cool ideas popping up in your mind?
In fact, we are not God, but we are like God. We are as spiritual and free and powerful as He is.

This is quite easy to understand by the following example. There is a thing called freedom. We all have an idea about the meaning of freedom, like being independent from other people, circumstances and so forth. But nobody can really claim that he or she is freedom in person or original freedom. We did not invent freedom. It is here, even when we sleep and forget all about it. As soon as we consciously reconnect with freedom, we are free. See? We are one with freedom and different at the same time.
What does that have to do with your personal mission development? A lot, I'd say, because it sets the scene.

You can have anything you want. The only prerequisite is that you have to beware of this fact. Not just know it theoretically, but deeply believe it. Your personal mission development is a life long unfolding of your original greatness. God has created you as powerful as He is Himself. In the Bible it is stated that man was created in the image of God. God is freedom, love, knowledge, power and bliss.

The more you acknowledge God, the more you are like God. The more you acknowledge

freedom, the more you are free

As God is the original freedom in persona, he will offer all facilities to the living entity, even to go against His will of freedom. But, of course, that has a negative impact: The living entitiy will loose its freedom and knowledge and in this way become dependent and helpless.
These are crucial things to consider in your personal mission development.

You can master all the secrets of creating a successful path to abundance with the right attitude. The first and foremost ingredient of success is your mentality. A perfect home based business can sometimes be really challenging, because there is no one telling you what to do. You have to decide for yourself, which way to go.

Should you use this promotional strategy or that, what to do first etc.? It even begins with choosing the right home based business opportunity. So many decisions will be required to run your home based online business. Well, there are numerous ways of building a successsful home based business! It is not always easy to choose the best home based business.

There is one rule: To do anything, even if it is faulty and far from expert, is much better than to do nothing at all. Don't be a perfectionist. This attitude will only lead to frustration and disappointment. No one in this world is perfect. Be lenient with yourself. I you can't stand making mistakes, then it would be better just to stay in bed or be lying down on your favourite sofa in front of the TV :-)

The fear of making mistakes is generally based on low self esteem. Mistakes are inevitable, because no one of us is omniscient or all-knowing. Nobody is perfect and if someone wants to convince you about his or her perfection, just know that this person lives in a lot of self imposed stress. Do what you can do in a happy spirit, and do not strive for doing more than what can be done without straining yourself too much.

Wallace D. Wattles, in his 1910 personal development classic "The Science of Getting Rich" has said: Do not bother as to whether yesterday's work was well done or ill done; do today's work well. Do not try to do tomorrow's work now; there will be plenty of time to do that when you get to it."

There are more successful home based businesses today than ever before. With the constant development and enhancement of the internet, more and more people are looking for successsful home based business ideas. Millions of people do already successfully live this dream and run a successsful home based business.

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