Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Do I have to?

Words are very powerful and it's interesting how different words have a different vibe for people. When I first learned of the power of our words by people such as Louise Hay it really made a difference for me. Most significantly in regard to the use of the phrase "have to" and the word "should". Just by shifting those few words I could go from feeling disempowered to feeling empowered and at choice. I came to realize that there really are no "have to's" or "should's" in life and it's all about choices. Try making the shift yourself and see. Next time you catch yourself using those words just stop and and change it. For instance, instead of saying "I have to (or should) go to work" just say, "I choose to (or could) go to work." Don't you feel an energetic difference? I sure do.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wow I can't believe it's already been ten days since my last post. I've been so busy lately. I'm finally getting close to receiving my coaching certification. In my previous post I talked a little bit about doing what one love's or enjoys in life. Well this new career path for me definitely falls into that catagory. I'm not giving up what I currenty do altogether but testing the waters so to speak with this and maybe transitioning more and more.

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"If you only believe what you see, then you are limited to what's on the surface. If you only believe what you see, then why do you pay your electric bill." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Do you enjoy your work

Someone once said (and I may be paraphrasing because I can't remember exactly or even who said it), "If you do what you love, you'll never work another day in your life." I think it's so sad when I think of how many people aren't really doing what they love or enjoy. Most people just work so they can have money to then do things they enjoy. He/she who finds a way to make money doing something they love or enjoy (sometimes I think love is too strong a word) is truly fortunate.

I have been self-employed for over 2o years and I can't even imagine working for someone else. But self-employment is not for everyone and most people are quite content working for someone else. Someone has to I guess. Being involved in network marketing, I come across a lot of people who THINK they'd like to be their own boss but many do not really have what it takes. Don't be discouraged though, anyone can always change if they truly have the desire (Matt. 19:26). There are some assessment tests that you can take if you want to find out if self-employment is for you. It might be obvious but just for starters you definitely need to be self-motivated and disciplined. Here they are in no particular order:

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Monday, November 10, 2008

What is your reason?

What is your reason why? Do you have a big enough why?

I believe everything in this universe exists for a reason. The bible speaks of God creating an orderly universe. God, being an orderly God, didn't create anything for nothing or no reason or purpose. So even though I may not know why spiders and bugs exist, for instance, I know they have their purpose. Many things are beyond our understanding. And frankly, I don't spend too much time sittting around wondering why.

But my reason (lol) for this post was to suggest contempalting about your reason for doing something. Maybe more specifically your job, or a goal. Why do you do your job? Or why do you want to reach a certain goal? If you say you do your job just for money, is that really enough? Is that a big enough why? And many times we don't reach certain goals because we don't have a big enough why. Big enough to be a strong enough motivator. And are you motivated by the positive or by the negative?

Anyway, just my thoughts for the day....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Even though this is not a politcial blog, on this election day I thought I would offer some
of my favorites quotes that have inspired me or I simply find interesting from past
presidents. In no particular order.

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, though you may cherish the sweetest
reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him
power." - Abraham Lincoln

" 'Tis better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham

"That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence, is just
encouragment to industry and enterprise." - Abraham Lincoln

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time,
but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." Abraham Lincoln

"Assoiciate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputaion for 'tis
better to be alone than in bad company." George Wasington

"But a Constitution of Goverment once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty,
once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free goverment ought to be trust no man
living with power to endanger the public liberty." John Adams

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing
armies." Thomas Jefferson

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority
who participate." Thomas Jefferson

"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to
institute new government..." Thomas Jefferson (Declaration of Independence)

"It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion." Calvin Coolidge

"Actions speak louder than words." Theodore Roosevelt

"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan

There are so many more, but that'll do for now. Thanks for reading.


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Sunday, October 26, 2008


When was the last time you smiled at yourself in the mirror? Seems more often than not people mostly look in the mirror to find flaws or something to fix. Nothing wrong with wanting to make ourselves "presentable" whatever that means, but really just try looking in the mirror sometime with only the purpose of just smiling at yourself. It's fun!

When was the last time you smiled at a stranger? I was standing in line at an ATM the other day and noticing how people seldom even look at each other let alone smile. I challenge anyone reading this to smile at strangers sometimes. It will feel good. And if you really want to get daring say "Hi" to them. You don't need converse or take it any farther. And let go of any attachment to their reaction. Some people may not even acknowledge you. Just let it go and know how good it made YOU feel.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BE The Change

There's been a lot of talk in the news about CHANGE. I'm not going to turn this into a political post or blog but it just got me to thinking about that word and how ridiculous it is for someone to run a campaign based on something that happens all the time. The world is ever changing. If change stops, then we cease to exist. By we I mean the planet, people, the universe, everything.

Is change good or bad? Depends on the change and depends on your perspective. As with everything in life, it's all about perspective. I do know one thing for sure, having a knowledge of metephysical teachings, is that for "change"(whatever that looks like) to occur, it must come from within each one of us first. Think about what that means to you. No one person can change the world. It happens through collective consciousness. Or through God Almighty which supercedes all else.

"You must BE the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


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Thursday, October 9, 2008

What is Network Marketing?

I've mentioned earlier that I'm involved with network marketing among other things. I don't know how many people reading this blog even know what that is so I thought I'd take this post to explain it a bit. Usually it refers to businesses with a certain kind of pay plan and there are many variations of this plan. Basically not only do you make money selling the product but also for referring others to the business and most network marketing companies have some kind of pyramid structure (multi-levels, hence the term also used sometimes is multi-level marketing or MLM for short) although as I said before there are many variations of payplan structures which I won't go into here.

Some examples of network marketing businesses are Avon, Tupperware, Fuller Brush, Mary Kay Cosmetics, plus many more that I'm sure you've heard of.

Some people get scared when they see the word pyramid because they've heard of a scams in connection with that word. And while it's true there are some bad apples out there don't discard the whole industry because of it. Lets' face almost every business and our government is structured like a pyramid. You have the owner or Ceo at the top and on down the line 'til you get to the little hourly wage earner all helping the guy at the top get rich yet nobody seems to have a problem with this. You also have the government with the president at the top, VP, Sec. of State and on down the line 'til you get to local mayors, etc. So don't be afraid just because you hear something is a pyramid.

I prefer to use the term referral marketing sometimes because it more truly identifies what you're doing - referring others to your business and marketing your product. You may not realize it but you are probably already doing referral marketing in a sense. When was the last time you went to a movie, thought it was great then told all your friends and family to go see it? When's the last time you went to a fabulous restaurant and then told your friends and family about it? You see what I mean? You're already doing it. Unfortunately I doubt if you're getting referral income from the restaurant or movie company. With network (or referral) marketing you DO!

Maybe in another post I'll get into some things to look (or do's and don'ts) for when considering joining a network marketing company. This blog is not about just advertising my businesses but some people might like to know what NWB I'm involved with so I'd like to share the most recent one I joined because I'm excited about it. It's called EZ Wealth Solution and if you've ever wanted to try something in network marketing or are kind of new to it, this is a great business to start with. It's easy. It's not MLM but I won't explain the paypaln here as the website can do a much better job. You get paid directly unlike some where the referral money goes to the company first then somewhere down the road they (hopefully) send you a commission check. AND pretty much anyone can afford it (how does 10 bucks sound). Anyway just click on this
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"Procrastination is the death of Opportunity." - unknown

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A journey of a thousand miles...

You've all proably heard this popular quote...
"A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step."
I just found out interestingly enough, it's actually a slight mistranslation.
This quotation comes from Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu, and would actually be:
"Even the longest journey must begin from where you stand."

Reason I bring this up is because sometimes I get overwhelmed with all I have to do
and then I end up not doing anything. This quote reminds me just to start where I'm at.
For instance, I have several boxes of books and dvds I need to go through and list in my estore, Rascal's Books and Stuff so instead of just ignoring them I'm just going to start with one and be happy even if I only get a few new listings up. It's better than none.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I've been doing online auctions on Ebay since the beginning of this year. Things have been pretty good but it gradually keeps getting worse. Their fees and various rules and restrictions are driving away sellers, especially small time sellers. I'm beginning to think it's just not worth listing there anymore. Here's a interesting website I came across with some insider information: I cannot vouch for anything, just sharing it FYI.

Thankfully I came across an alternative called Ebid in March I think it was and have planted My Estore there. So far I'm liking it. It's taken some getting used to with a different format and such but seems to be a much friendlier community. And wtihout all the fees. I think they have over a million auctions now. Check it out when you get a chance.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

I just got to thinking today about the word success and how so many people have different definitions. One dictionary definition I like is simply the attainment of what is desired or intended. So for some people it might be considered a successful day if they just get out of bed. Maybe that's all they really desired that day. I like to think I have many successes every single day. Every time I reach a goal I am successful, however minor that goal may be.

Too many people set the bar too high. They think they are only successful if they have a million dollars in their bank account. Too many people define success in terms of money when that's really not it at all. So if you are not feeling very succcessful I guess my suggestion would be to re-define that word for yourself and think of all the many "little" successes you have each day. In fact I'm not sure if I even believe in failure anymore. One of my favorite quotes is from Thomas Edison:

"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

So anytime anyone asks me if I'm successful I reply with a resounding, "YES!"


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I used to have a blog somewhere else but the site no longer exists. It's kind of upsetting to have one's posts just obliterated and to start from scratch again.

My goal is just to offer tips, motivational stuff, inspirational stuff, resources, etc. I may just share thoughts on a multitude of subjects. Some of my interest are books, knitting, crocheting, and network marketing.

I always seem to have my hands in many pots. My latest labor of love is my new estore called Rascal's Books and Stuff. So far I have over 100 items.

I am also a collector of quotes and I will leave with this one today:

"If you have a dream, work at it. If it doesn't work out as expected the first time, don't give up! Try again! Who want's to live and say, 'If only?' or 'what if?' Stick to what you want to accomplish. Don't give up!" - Calvin Coolidge