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09/30/09

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Why Gratitude Goes BEFORE Happiness And Abundance

Does that sound backwards? Does it seem like it ought to be
stated that once you are happy you can feel grateful? Sometimes
turning our assumptions upside down brings insight and discovery.
Gratitude felt before the happiness, before the manifestation of
something we want, before the fulfillment of our dreams is a
surprising idea, but in the energetic sense it's the most
logical thing we can do.

How grateful are you? In this sense, I don't mean just saying
thank you if somebody gives you a gift, or holds a door for you.
That's just politeness, or social convention. Gratitude isn't
words, it's emotion. It's an openness of heart to experience
that lets your spirit flow out in a particular way. If you think
of emotions as indicators of how you are expressing your spirit,
you can see that these emotions tell a lot about where you're
headed in your life - towards something great that you'll enjoy,
or something not so good, that you won't enjoy. Learning to
focus on emotions and seeing what they're telling you about your
energy is an important step in learning to create the life you
want. And learning to nurture and magnify the emotions that serve
you is an equally important step.

So if gratitude isn't about words, what is it?

Gratitude is an emotional position that makes it easier to
manifest those things that you want. This works in two ways. One
is just that feeling a positive feeling like gratitude puts you
in sync with things that you desire. By being in alignment with
your desires, you make it a lot easier to attract them.

The other is that by expressing gratitude you adopt a posture of
assuming that what you want is already here - how else could you
feel grateful for it, if it weren't here? In this way you
encourage it to move from the level of your spirit into your
physical life. To do that you have to become the person who
already has/is/does it. You have to become the finely tuned
receiver of that thing. You have to step into the reality where
you already have it. When you feel what that reality is like, to
the core of your being, including the gratitude, that thing or
experience can become a material reality. Once you do that with
any consistency at all, events, situations and objects will begin
to fall into place that reflect that new inner reality.

One of the best ways to begin this process is with gratitude.
Gratitude expresses trust in the process. It makes a leap across
time, and in a small way, puts us into the position of already
having received that which we've asked for. This opens the
energy circuits, so to speak, and allows that thing to come into
material form.

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09/29/09

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Conscious Business: The Secret Internal Ingredient of Business Growth

When was the last time you heard someone talking about the
proverbial "next level" in their business? Probably in the
last 24 hours! Well, I don't know about you... but I'm a
little tired of hearing this phrase over and over again.

When I was in Las Vegas recently with my mastermind
colleagues, we originally thought we were there to take our
businesses to the "next level." After all, isn't that what
mastermind groups are all about? Progress in your
business! But, I soon began to notice something each time
a colleague stood in front of the room to share... the
realization of which leads me to third gift I received in
Las Vegas.

Gift #3: The only "next level" is within YOU.

Colleague after colleague, each time someone stood in front
of the room and started talking about where they were in
their business, it became crystal clear that the only
journey we were there to take was the journey within.

Many entrepreneurs (myself included) have made the mistake
of thinking that business growth is something that you
experience on the outside in terms of increased clients,
more money, more web traffic, more referrals, more
invitations to speak, more of whatever you desire in your
business. And, yes, those things are all outward
expressions of growth... but the only thing that SUSTAINS
the external growth of a FULFILLING business is the
internal growth of your soul.

Sustained, fulfilling growth does NOT come from what you DO
in the external world; rather, it comes from the work you
do on the inside. Sustained growth and the progress of
your business' evolution is less about the business than it
is about YOU. As a conscious business owner, the only
thing stopping you from all the success you desire is you,
not your external circumstance.

Please forgive me if I'm coming on strong here, but I speak
from my own experience. If you've been following me for
any length of time, or have read my new book, you know that
I have been through some very challenging times in my
business... on the edge of bankruptcy and struggling to pay
my rent. It wasn't until I stopped TRYING to make my
business work, (and started to INQUIRE WITHIN about where I
needed to grow so that my business COULD grow)... that my
business drastically changed for the better. So, now when
I catch myself focused on the external aspects of my
business, it's a reminder for me that the growth isn't
going to occur "out there", the growth is going to occur
inside of me. Then, and only then, do I experience the
results I desire on the outside.

So, the next time you find yourself wanting to get your
business to the "next level"... it's a sign that the time
has come for you to go to the next level within yourself.
Where do YOU need to go? What's working? What's not
working? Why are you unfulfilled with the current state of
your business? What would "light you up?" What old
thoughts no longer serve you? It is this self-inquiry that
leads you down the path to REAL, sustainable and fulfilling
success.

About the Author:

Christine Kloser, author of The Freedom Formula, helps
small businesses put soul in their business and money in
the bank. If you want to enjoy a purpose-driven business
and a soulful life, send for my free Conscious Business
Success Kit, which includes my report, How to Avoid the 3
Massive Mistakes Made by Conscious Entrepreneurs and audio,
7 Strategies Entrepreneurial Authors Need to Know Before
Writing a Word, at http://www.LoveYourLife.com .

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09/28/09

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Law of Attraction: Setting Your Preferences for Maximum Attraction

Would life be different if you believed that everything you
love and enjoy is just right for you?

What would happen if you knew yourself so well you could
say with confidence, "No thank you, I prefer..."

How would you look at others if you really understood that
their choices are perfect for them?

The Law of Attraction teaches us to recognize our personal
preferences by noticing how things feel and asking
ourselves, "Which feels better? This or that?" When we
take the time to notice our feelings, we learn about
ourselves in a way that leads to great personal freedom and
happiness.

Before I learned about the Law of Attraction and how I
attract people, situations and opportunities in complete
accord with my vibration (vibes), I tried to live by a set
of standards or principles. I remember a time when I asked
my pastor if he could give me a list of these principles so
I could make sure I was living the right way. I did
everything I could to be the perfect mother, dutiful
housewife and selfless Christian. I thought that by
conforming to what other people expected, I would become
happy, too. I was NOT a happy, joyful person. I was a
person in great emotional and eventually physical, pain.

But the Law of Attraction taught me to notice when
something doesn't feel good, because that feeling of
discomfort is an indicator that something is NOT good for
me. Anything out of alignment with who I am and all the
purposes I came to fulfill will NOT feel good. WOW! I had
been placing my hand on a hot stove and trying to feel
comfortable with the pain. I'd lived with chronic emotional
and physical pain for so long that I was becoming numb to
it. (A third degree burn is painless because all the nerve
endings are burned away.)

One day, the truth finally dawned on me: Only I can choose
what is best for me. No one can tell me what is good for me
-- only I can tell. And the way I tell is by noticing how
everything feels, then looking for the thought, answer,
idea or thing that feels best.

"Good feels good. Bad feels bad." Abraham-Hicks

Knowing and honoring my personal preferences causes me to
fulfill ALL my life purposes -- naturally. Everything I set
out to do during this lifetime is already programmed within
me. The way I "read the program'" is to notice what brings
me great joy and follow that lead. In fact, this is the
shortest and easiest way to find fulfillment. Before I
learned about the Law of Attraction, I felt like I had lost
30 years of my life by trying to endure a poor marriage.
But within 5 years of applying the Law of Attraction in the
way described in this article, I felt caught up on life.
About two years ago, I had a profound realization: "Today,
I am exactly where I would be, if I had done the first 55
years of my life differently." That is a GREAT feeling!

Now I tell my students: "Your personal preferences are as
unique to you as your fingerprints. Only you can do certain
things in this life and your preferences are there to guide
you into actually living life in the most joyfully
satisfying way!"

What about you? Are you seeing yourself in this light?
Have you wondered why you don't fit in with the crowd? Are
you ready to accept yourself and your preferences as being
right for YOU?

About the Author:

Rebecca Hanson is the Founder of the Law of Attraction
Training Center. She is a natural teacher and mentor to
students from around the world. Learn how you can apply the
Law of Attraction to have a fuller more enriching life
through the 65-hour audio course, Certified Law of
Attraction Practitioners' Program, at:
http://www.lawofattractiontrainingcenter.com/programs.html
. Learn about the next teleclass offered in "A Year of
Miracles," with Rebecca Hanson here:
http://www.lawofattractioncatalog.com/listings.html?keyword=
miracles

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09/27/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1101 words   English (US)

7 Steps To Effective Gratitude

How many times a day do you say "Thank you"? Who do you say
"Thank You" to? Every time you say it, you should remember
and record it. Gratitude is power.

There are several universal laws - so much more than the
Law of Attraction! You'll uncover more of them as you delve
deeper into metaphysics. But the way to get results faster
is to have Gratitude for everything....Effective Gratitude
is when you consciously express gratitude during as much of
your day as possible. It really is fun!

1) Start and end your day with Gratitude.

As soon as you wake up or get up start saying your
"gratitudes". Some folks say "thank you" even before their
feet hit the floor. Others wait and start their daily
"thanks" as they are brushing their teeth. No matter which
one you choose, make sure you start before you leave the
house in the morning - before you leave your bedroom area
would be best.

Each night before you go to sleep repeat the process. Once
you start doing this you'll realize how much has happened
during the day and you'll have even more pleasant dreams.

2) Journal your "Gratitudes".

Take some time each day to jot down those things that
happened to you each day for which you're grateful. They
can be big things or little things. The more little things
you "track", the bigger your next "Divine Surprises" will
be. You can journal in a notebook or online but there is
something extremely valuable about writing down your
"Gratitudes". If for no other reason than to be able to
look at your journal when you think things aren't going so
well for you. Glancing back at your track record will lift
your spirits immediately.

3) Make this your mantra - "I am so grateful for (or that)".

If you keep that saying at the forefront of your mind,
you'll be able to spot things immediately that you
previously would have ignored. For example, if you're
sitting at a long traffic light, instead of fuming, start
saying "I am so grateful that I have the time right now to
look around me and see the results of creative minds - look
at all these wonderful cars that people have designed."
Allow yourself to realize that man has gifts and talents
and that you, too, have these same talents. Expressing
gratitude for what you see around you will bring it even
closer to you.

4) Say your mantra at least once an hour.

Until it becomes a habit, time yourself and make a
conscious effort to be thankful for something every single
hour you're awake. At work you can stop and silently say a
"Gratitude". At home, you can take a break at a commercial.
In the car, use a traffic light or a stop sign. At the gym,
use a walk break or a transition between machines.

It doesn't matter if you're saying the same "Gratitudes"
over and over again in the beginning. Initially the whole
point is to remember to do it. Once it becomes a habit, you
will see so many other things to be grateful for and
variety will no longer be an issue for you. The whole point
is to "just do it".

5) Express gratitude no matter what the appearance of
something.

Declare everything a "success" EVEN if it doesn't look like
a success right this minute. We can be so limited in what
we see sometimes and we may perceive that something is bad
just because it wasn't what we wanted or expected. But
since we often cannot (or will not) see beyond our nose,
something that doesn't look so great right now may actually
be the best thing that has ever happened to us. Just
declare it "good" or declare it a "success".

6) Take complaints and make them "Gratitudes".

Use this as an advanced technique of expressing your
gratitude. At the start it may be easier to use other
people's complaints because you can be more objective about
them. Let's take a common one at this point in time -
people complaining about the cost of gas. What can you be
grateful for about the high cost? How about, changing
family values and activities. Maybe the cost of gas will be
causing people to spend more time with their kids and
engaging in activities together at home. What a novel idea?
Maybe even the cost of gas means that kids won't have as
many cars or be able to go out as often. Perhaps that will
decrease the number of car accidents or even exposure to
drugs and alcohol. Just find something to be grateful for
in every situation.

7) Stressed out? Unable to think of a "Gratitude"?

That's ok. You're not in a creative writing class here.
You're simply trying to let the Universe know that you are
grateful. And if things don't seem to be going great, just
repeat frequently that you're grateful you're alive and
breathing and able to walk and talk and think. Be grateful
for the "little" things - things that really aren't little
but we take for granted. The Universe will be very happy to
hear you thank it for your body and your mind. Again, the
whole point is to BE THANKFUL for something. When this
seems hard, use the easiest of all - "I am so happy and
grateful that I am alive!"

Once you begin to pay attention to the occurrences in your
life, you will actually start to have fun by saying your
"Gratitudes". You'll begin to look for new and exciting
things to add to your written journal (and you'll be
forgiving and understanding if a few times, you just write
the same thing over and over again - you'll know that just
the act of doing that is what has to happen).

As you start becoming attentive to your life and the
wonderful things that happen in it, you'll wonder why you
never learned this before. Your outlook will change
completely. And best of all, you'll start having more in
your life to be grateful for. There is always supply and
all you have to do is express your gratitude to the
Universe and it will, in turn, shower you with more!

Try it - I'm pretty sure you'll like it.

About the Author:

Dr. Wurzbacher has partnered with Dr. Anne Kunath (a master
metaphysician) and created Everyday New Thought Community
Membership Site - http://www.everydaynewthought.com - where
people gather, share and discover how to "Practice What You
Wish To Become". Visit Getting Unstuck, LLC -
http://www.gettingunstuckllc.com - for more information
about her and Dr. Anne Kunath.

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09/26/09

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Law of Attraction: You Only Need 51% Belief to Begin Attracting

I've seen too many people "beat themselves up'" as they
learn about the Law of Attraction and begin to apply it in
their lives. Why are they so hard on themselves? Because
when their desire doesn't materialize in a few days, they
think they aren't doing it right or they don't believe
enough. They are under the impression that in order to
receive, they must have 100% belief -- no doubt at all. And
so they try to convince themselves, and the Universe, that
they DO have 100% belief, when, in their heart, they don't.

Here's good news! You don't need 100% belief, just 51% to
start the process of receiving all your goals, desires and
hopes whatever you want in life will start to become your
reality. Just believe that it's possible for you to have
what you've asked for. All you need to do is tip the scales
slightly and you will begin to notice small (or big)
evidence that your desire is on its way.

As you stay in the mind-set of possibility, possibility
grows into probability. Probability grows into belief and
belief grows into certainty. Certainty is the opposite of
doubt.

Here's a true story I received this week from Tony, a
coaching client:

"Since learning about the Law of Attraction, I have
discovered that there are times when I cannot BE the way
I'd like to be. This week, I found myself in an impossible
situation and I remembered what you said: 'Instead of
starting from a place of certainty, 100% guarantee, start
with it's possible.'

We visited friends in another state this weekend. On our
return flight, airport security was so tight, we actually
missed our flight by four minutes. We arrived at our gate
(literally the farthest gate in the airport) with six
minutes to spare,. However, they closed the aircraft ten
minutes before departure and would not open it for anyone.
We were put on the standby list for the next flight, which
was full. Every flight after that next one was full, and it
was important that we get back to go to work Monday -- we
both have full schedules, and staying another night was
less than ideal.

I couldn't bring myself to believe that we were going to
get on that next flight as 'standby.' My wife was still
freaking out that we missed our previous flight, we had run
out of baby food, and my son was getting cranky for a nap.

I could not bring myself to believe we were getting on that
flight, but I kept thinking 'it's possible.' The next thing
I know, one of the flight attendants took a fancy to my
son, and started chatting with my wife, and before you know
it, we were given-the last two seats on the aircraft. She
arranged it so they were together, and we had a window. Our
son sat on our lap.

It's still hard to believe I "vibrated'" us onto that
aircraft, but I did keep it open as a possibility. So you
were right, I only had to believe by 51%. Thank you,
Rebecca!"

Think about all the times you HAVE received something when
you still had doubts about it. What is your desire today?
Has anyone else ever received what you desire? If so, then
is it possible that you can have it too?

If you can believe, you will receive.

About the Author:

Rebecca Hanson is the Founder of the Law of Attraction
Training Center. Learn about the next teleclass offered in
"A Year of Miracles," with Rebecca Hanson here:
http://www.lawofattractioncatalog.com/listings.html?keyword=
miracles

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09/25/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 2016 words   English (US)

Why Does Giving Money Away Create More?

As we walk down the road of life it is scattered with signposts
showing us the direction to travel. "Go this way for wealth".
"Go that way for success". "Go left for happiness". The only
thing is that the sign posts point in the direction others have
traveled. They have left their marks in the sands of time eager
to show us an easier way.

What we never realize is that further down the road of life
they had doubled back and changed direction but they never
returned to change the signs they left. The signs are scattered
everywhere in books - movies - buildings - autobiographies and
so on.

What if we could find a different trail - one that did not lead
us around in circles before finally guiding us where we wanted
to be all along but instead lead us on a more certain path?
Would that feel exciting? You would probably find though, that
this trail is not well marked. It's normally the one that looks
unusual and seems like it is the wrong path to take. It may be
overgrown and a little rough underfoot at the beginning, and the
local people will probably advice you not to take it if you
asked.

We would only take this path - the one less traveled - because
of an instinctive feeling that it is the right path for us right
now. Despite all the logic showing us that the path is not the
right one, our instinct and our hearts tell us otherwise.

Giving money away to create more money or simply to feel good
is a path less traveled. To the uninitiated it holds no logic.
It does however hold magic if you look more closely. You can
only take this path though, by following a deeper instinct - one
that most ignore, especially early on their journey - they often
come back to it later though! Just look at two of the richest
people in the world - Bill Gates and Warren Buffet - who decide
to give away a large part of their wealth recently.

So why does giving money away create more money? First of all
we don't need to know why - we can just trust that it does - try
it out and see if it works for us. If you are inquisitive
though, asking why is a great question!

Because giving money away to create more is an unusual path to
take, then the answer to 'why' may at first also seem a little
unusual at first exposure. To get the answer though we have to
'lift the bonnet' on life and look at the engine that drives the
creation process.

There is a law at work - a universal one - that drives the
process of creation. This law has been known about since
eternity, but has gained popularity recently with books like
'The Secret'. The law of attraction simply states, 'that which
is similar to itself attracts unto itself'. In layperson's terms
- like attracts like. The law works on a vibrational level. It
works in an unseen world (well until you choose to start seeing
it!).

Hold on now. I am going to take two big jumps in thinking. One
- we are vibrational beings. Two - we live in a vibrational
world. The law of attraction states that two objects,
'energies', cannot exist in close proximity to each other unless
they are of a similar vibration. You can see this in action all
over our world. People of like minds live together in the same
part of a city - they gather in the same cafe's - they watch the
same films - read the same books - listen to the same speakers -
send their children to the same schools. Why? Simple - they want
to create a similar experience in their lives. This is the law
of attraction living itself out in stark-day-time-reality.

Now if we go back to creating money by giving it away, we will
see the law of attraction at work here as well - it's just a
little hidden because a leap of faith is needed to be able to
experience it.

We need to return for a moment to the two statements - we are
vibrational beings living in a vibrational world (universe). If
we add to this picture by saying that our thoughts create a
vibrational effect on our lives. It would then become less of a
mental jump to understand that, if we feel we cannot give money
away, and more so when we may not have a lot ourselves - we are
creating a 'blocking' vibration to financial abundance. In other
words we are not allowing what we want to flow into our lives
because of our feelings and thoughts about what we want. On one
level we are saying, 'we want more', while on another we are
saying, 'there is a limit - I need to hold onto what I have'.

When we decide to give money away, it does two very powerful
things. Firstly it makes us feel good about ourselves, we feel
joy. Secondly, it sets up a vibrational wave that emanates from
us that says that we believe there is an abundance of money and
that just as we have created once, we can create again and again
- each time easier and easier. These two energies combined,
instantly transform our vibrational attraction point.

So giving money away puts you into two very powerful states of
vibration - abundance and joy.

If the inner critic is starting to jump up and down inside of
you right now demanding that you stop listening to this
'vibrational hodge-podge', then you may want to ask yourself -
is your life right now how you want it to be? Does your life
reflect right now your desires? Has what you have been doing in
your life brought you the satisfaction and joy you want? If you
can answer all these questions with a strong 'yes' then throw
this in the bin (better still give it to a friend!). Otherwise,
which is what I suspect, if your answer is 'no', then maybe
there is a road less travelled that you may want to consider
taking.

If this is the first time you have come across these concepts,
you may think they are a little weird, and they are if you have
only been used to thinking in pure physical terms before. This
is why most follow the 'highway path' - it is clear and distinct
- yet it often leads into a desert called depression and
isolation because it is not easy to find the heart on this path
because it is too busy and confusing and full of contradictions.

The law of attraction states that - like attracts unto like. So
instantly more of what you want is attracted magically into your
life based on the vibrational state you hold and the vibrational
focus of your thoughts. You may ask why your thoughts do not
manifest instantly and there is an obvious time delay. If you
are able to put that question on hold for another time because
it is a subject in its self and simply trust from here that
there is perfection at work. So you may be able to see, or at
least start to see now, why this path is the one less traveled.

If what you are reading touches an intuitive note inside of
you, then it may well be worth investigating further. The
easiest way to test this is to start giving!

Tything is the ancient concept of giving away 1/10th of your
income. However, you can choose the amount to give - it is not
really about the amount - it about the feeling. 1/10th just
happens to be beyond most people's comfort zone if they are
struggling to make ends meet. To give away that amount is often
a stretch at first until you get used to it. But remember, the
more you choose to give - the 'wider' you are opening the
'side-door' to a new world of abundance and joy. It is a
'side-door' because it's a short cut if you take it early on in
your life. Some people say - 'I give away my time instead of
money'. My answer is this - if you want to attract more time
then give away your time. Instead if you want to attract
financial abundance - give away money. And of course you can
give your time as well!

There are so many ways you can give so it does not take too
much imagination to find a way that suits you. Two highly
original and highly impactful ways of giving utilizing the power
of the Internet have recently emerged that you may want to check
out. One is www.kiva.org the other Buy1GIVE1Free (www.B1G1.com).

Kiva.org allows you to support entrepreneurs around the world
(for what is often a very small amount of money - you can
contribute for as little as $25), with starting their business.
You are actually providing a loan that gets repaid interest free
to you. You can choose to recycle the money again and again
adding to it each time. Your money keeps on serving others for
as long as you have the energy to use Kiva.

Buy1GIVE1Free (B1G1 as it's becoming known) on the other hand
is mainly focused on business giving. They do have something
called 'B1G1 Personal' that allows individuals to creatively
give to worthy causes by balancing what they receive across five
key categories of - health, education, food, shelter and the
environment - with what they use or receive. You can contribute
for as little as $5. So for example you can plant a tree,
educate a child for a month, feed a child for a month etc. So
for each month of your life that you receive you can give. You
can do the same for other members of your family. The worthy
causes partnered with Buy1GIVE1Free receive 100% of the funds to
fulfil the action - i.e. plant trees, feed children etc.

The business part of Buy1GIVE1Free is highly creative and
innovative because it recognizes that many businesses often
don't choose to start give because their investors do not see
that they are getting a return on their investment. To allow
businesses to 'experience the simple joy of giving',
Buy1GIVE1Free provides businesses with key marketing services
that allow them to transfer the giving to their customers
thereby adding to customer 'feel-good' and loyalty while giving
their customers an amazing story to tell about the business. It
is a truly innovative form of modern marketing.

Whatever you decide to do - do it today. Walk out onto the
street right now - take $10 out of your wallet and give it to
someone - anyone - not just someone you feel needs it! The magic
only starts when you do. And then after that set up automatic
methods to contribute to others from your income. Just try it
and see how you feel. Observe yourself and your feelings. You
will be amazed what thoughts and feelings come up that have been
hidden. If the thoughts and feelings are of lack and limitation
simply observe them - do not judge them or yourself. Just keep
giving and telling yourself what you want and stop focusing on
what you do not want. And remember - it's not about giving to
receive. It's simply about giving for giving's sake. It all
about changing your vibrational focus point from limitation to
abundance. This may take a little time - just enjoy the journey.
Keep giving and keep on observing how the more you give, the
more you let go of your old ways of thinking and being, and take
on a new vibrant suit of vibration that is in resonance with the
new you that you want. Enjoy!

About The Author: David Anttony is an internationally acclaimed
writer and speaker on empowering the life you want to create
without trying. For courses and other materials sign up at
http://www.DavidAnttony.com. He is also a co-Founder of
Buy1GIVE1Free http://www.b1g1.com, partnering businesses with
charities.

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09/24/09

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Conscious Business: How to Be a Business Leader Beyond Your Business

I recently attended a meeting of my mastermind group in Las
Vegas. They're a group I've been meeting with for the
past two years. Those meetings have always been a
phenomenal experience for me... experiences that helped me
catapult my business from struggle to success. This latest
meeting, however, truly changed my life. I had the
extraordinary experience of enjoying two days with
like-minded colleagues in the most powerful, authentic
mastermind I've ever attended.

So, you may be wondering what was so different about this
one? Well, let me tell you.

This mastermind had no leader. It was the first one I've
been to that was a result of a group of individuals coming
together on their own accord to support each other. Nobody
got paid; nobody was responsible for the group; nobody was
"in charge." And, it was pure magic... which brings me to
the first gift Las Vegas taught me about business.

Gift #1: Show up as a leader.

You may be wondering how my weekend in Las Vegas even
occurred when nobody was in charge. Here we were; a group
of 10 entrepreneurs from across the United States and
Canada, sitting in a meeting room in Las Vegas having some
of the most powerful conversations of our lives... and
nobody was in charge. So, how'd it happen? How did we
orchestrate such an undertaking if nobody was at the helm?
The secret is... we were ALL leaders.

So now, you may be wondering... if we were all leaders, how
did anything get done? How could we be productive with ten
leaders at the helm? You'd think it would be mayhem. But,
it was the exact opposite. It was easy, calm, fun and
totally 'in the flow.'

The key to this was that everyone showed up as a leader...
but, not in the same role at the same time. For example,
two people worked together to negotiate the hotel contract,
another person worked on the agenda, I coordinated our
"night on the town" (where we danced our hearts out until
4:00 in the morning), someone else kept time during the
meetings, someone else conducted a round-table conversation
about our accountability/buddy system, someone else brought
the movie "The Moses Code" for us to watch together,
someone else facilitated our closing, etc. Everyone
contributed their piece exactly as it was meant to be. The
whole experience was 100% perfect. We were all in
charge... and we were all changed.

What I'm taking away from this, and what I want you to
consider for yourself, is that you ARE a leader, even if
you're not in a designated leadership position. As an
entrepreneur, you have built-in leadership skills, so use
them outside of your own business. Be willing to step up,
to chip in, to do your part as an individual... for the
good of the WHOLE.

As I spoke with Donna (my Online Business Manager) for our
weekly meeting, she asked me why it was such a profound
weekend for me. And, the answer somewhat surprised me when
I said it, but the most profound piece of the weekend was
that as I experienced everyone showing up as a leader...
everyone taking responsibility, everyone knowing when to
step up (and when to step back)... I couldn't help but
imagine what our world would be like if everyone showed up
as we did, as leaders working together for the good of the
whole. We'd live in a different world if this were the
case.

So, I invite you to take a look at the groups you belong
to, the communities you participate in, the teams you're a
part of... and see if you can contribute more as a leader,
not for your own sake but for the sake of the highest and
best good of everyone involved.

About the Author:

Christine Kloser, author of The Freedom Formula, helps
small businesses put soul in their business and money in
the bank. If you want to enjoy a purpose-driven business
and a soulful life, send for my free Conscious Business
Success Kit, which includes my report, How to Avoid the 3
Massive Mistakes Made by Conscious Entrepreneurs and audio,
7 Strategies Entrepreneurial Authors Need to Know Before
Writing a Word, at http://www.LoveYourLife.com .

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09/23/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 753 words   English (US)

Law of Attraction Secrets: Why Positive Thinking Alone Does Not Work

When 'The Secret' movie came out, millions of people were
introduced to the Law of Attraction and were advised that
through positive thinking, gratitude and action they could
attract into their lives what they wanted. Unfortunately,
"The Secret" movie was merely a primer and was never meant
to be a comprehensive resource; this unfortunately has left
many individuals confused and frustrated wondering how it
all fits together.

One common complaint I hear is that people are thinking and
being positive but aren't seeing the results. Probing more
into what they are doing, they share with me that they are
doing *everything* they can to think positive BUT what I
discover is that they're ignoring how they really feel.

These people have come to understand that by putting on a
cheerful face, projecting positive thoughts, focusing on
what they want, and then ignoring all of their emotions and
body signals, they attract what they want.

It doesn't work this way.

Because of the Law of Attraction, the Universe responds to
our whole being. We are made up of energy that vibrates at
a specific frequency. Everything we do, feel, think, etc.
also vibrates with energy and this energy surrounds us. As
we move through our lives, we are walking advertisements
and the Universe constantly reflects back the energy we're
vibrating. It's always a perfect match. It works in the
same way tuning forks work. If you strike a tuning fork,
another tuning fork of the same note will also vibrate even
if it's across the room.

So, when you are thinking positive but are also feeling
worried, fear or doubt, the Universe picks up on all your
vibrational signals and feeds back to you an experience of
a similar vibration. Usually what happens is that your
'negative' emotions cancel out your positive thinking and
you experience this as feeling stuck. No energy is moving.
Sometimes your 'negative' emotions are stronger in
frequency (they're more frequent) than your positive
thinking and you attract more thoughts, emotions and
experiences that help you feel more fear, worried, and
doubtful. This is when it feels like you're spiraling out
of control.

The Law of Attraction does not discriminate. It always
gives you back what you are vibrating. Therefore it is
vital that you always 'clean up' your vibrations so that
you attract exactly what you want.

Here is a simple 4-step process to help you get clearer on
what you want and therefore 'send out' a clearer signal to
the Universe.

STEP 1: Write down your goal - what you want to have (i.e.
new relationship, new car, new client, etc.)

STEP 2: In relation to your goal, from Step 1, list all
the things you don't want.

In this step you're uncovering what you don't want to have
happen, what you don't want to feel, and the reasons why
you can't have what you want. These are what I call the
'Yeah-Buts'. When they come up, you feel negative emotions,
which negate your positive energy. So it's best to point
them out now so they don't get in the way later.

STEP 3: Now write down what you do want. I often look at
each statement from my "don't want" list and rewrite it
positively.

STEP 4: Take each item on your "Do Want" list and ask
yourself why you want it. How would you feel if you had
each list item? Would you feel happy? Loved? Appreciated?
Valued?

By getting in touch with how you would feel, you're getting
to the core of why you want something. And, as you're
writing down your feelings, you're connecting energetically
with what you desire. You're magnetizing your desires to
you because the Universe is constantly feeding back to you
what you put out, moment by moment, per the Law of
Attraction. The more time you spend in this feeling place,
the easier it will be to manifest what you want.

In closing, I encourage you to use this 4-step process
often. I feel that it helps us get in touch with that part
of ourselves that we often ignore and discredit, yet often
has the biggest impact in our manifestation efforts. We
effectively create what we want through the Law of
Attraction when we use our whole being instead of just our
minds.

About the Author:

Spiritual Life Coach Nat Couropmitree empowers
service-minded professionals to create prosperous, inspired
lives by helping them leverage the power of the Law of
Attraction. Sign up to get FREE prosperity tips and
articles at http://www.ProsperityLighthouse.com

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09/22/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1041 words   English (US)

Why your business needs a peer-led Mastermind group

Every time I teach a class, and build in the buddy system,
people are blown away by how much -easier- everything is,
just from not doing it alone. And not just getting stuff
done, but the insights, the perspective shifts. Everything
changes when you aren't solo.

I just returned from my second annual mastermind weekend,
and I'm flying high for the same reason. The four of us in
my mastermind gently, compassionately, and yet with some
real -oomph- pointed out each other's blind spots, stuck
places, and helped untangle the granny knots in our
businesses.

The mastermind group helps to solve what my friend Ken, who
teaches at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine,
describes the 'Big Gulp' that most new doctors face.

The 'Big Gulp' is what happens when the new doctor has been
through years of school, amassed a six-figure medical
school debt, and graduated with her friends and colleagues.
She excitedly rents a space to open her medical practice,
hangs out her shingle, and waits for clients.

Gulp. Big Gulp.

Even if you aren't a doctor, I bet you know the Big Gulp.

There are a lot of reasons for the Big Gulp- lack of
business knowledge, lack of marketing knowledge, fear of
failure, financial pressures, fear of failing her patients,
even fear of success.

But, as a doctor might say, those are just symptoms. They
aren't the true cause of the Big Gulp.

What's really happened is our young doctor friend has been
kicked out of the nest to fly on her own. She's spent years
with mentors, colleagues, classmates, clinics, and study
groups, learning and growing the whole time. Can you
imagine becoming a doctor, a good doctor, a confident
doctor, using a home study course?

The Big Gulp is really about isolation and lack of support.

The trouble is that while there are many different ways to
get support, only certain kinds of support really work to
move you forward. The support that many business owners end
up getting falls into one of two categories:

• Knowledge acquisition.

This includes books, CDs, even live classes. But it's all
information, and doesn't actually give you the support to
integrate knowledge and follow-through with it.

• Maintenance support.

Maintenance support is a shoulder to cry on. Friends who
will commiserate with you about your situation. An
empathetic colleague.

I'm a big believer in both of these- you should get plenty
of them. But, on their own, they won't move your business
forward. So, what will?

Enter: The MasterMind

A MasterMind is a peer-led group that comes together to
combine some elements of information and maintenance
support, but also has what I call 'Progressive Support.'
Progressive support includes a critical element:
compassionate accountability.

Compassionate accountability comes from folks you trust
enough to be able to tell you the truth, to nudge you
forward, to support you moving into uncomfortable areas of
learning and application.

Compassionate accountability is NOT what drill sergeants
dish out, nor is it what your nightmare coach from whatever
high school sport you tortured yourself with did to you. :)

You can get Progressive Support from certain types of
classes, and I recommend taking those classes (heck, that's
why I offer them myself. Plus, I'm taking one with another
teacher, too.)

But, don't rely on classes as the be-all, end-all. Instead,
you want a peer-led MasterMind group.

There are three simple reasons why you want a MasterMind
group as a foundation in your business.

1. It's free.

Classes cost money. Money is an important element in any
business, and there are many things you need to invest in.
But, getting your basic, foundational support for free as a
give and take with trusted colleagues builds a whole
different level of relationship.

2. It can last forever.

What if a class you are taking ends and you don't find
another one? A Mastermind group can last for years, and
provide consistency and perspective no matter what you are
learning, or what your business is needing.

3. It's peer-led.

In a class situation, you are paying someone to lead. But,
as a business owner, you need certain strengths in
leadership. A peer-led group gives you the opportunity to
both lead and be led. It develops needed aspects that may
never come up when you are paying someone to lead you.

My Mastermind group is the biggest key to why my business
has been so successful. Without my Mastermind, I can name
at least a dozen major successes (including finishing my
book, and getting the Business Oasis up and running) that
wouldn't have happened, or would've taken a LOT longer
without that support.

So, I hope I've convinced you. Let me give you some
pointers to starting your own Mastermind

For specific steps, read below in Keys to Creating a Master
Mind

Keys to a Powerful Mastermind

• The People

Obviously, without members, you aren't anywhere. You don't
need more than four, and you should look for the following
characteristics:

1. You like them.

2. Their business is in -roughly- (very roughly) the same
place as yours.

3. They have at least some skills, abilities and knowledge
that are outside your experience.

• The Commitment

You will want to make at least a one-year initial
commitment. A Mastermind is a living, breathing organic
structure, and it will take time to get through the bumps.
Don't expect miracles from the get-go.

But, by making a one-year commitment, you'll be able to get
into a groove with each other.

• The Structure

My own Mastermind combines partnering up one-on-one for
individual help, as well as our group conference calls. And
the daily check-in done on a private forum.

Incorporate those three structures: group meetings,
individual one-on-one time, and a convenient place for a
quick daily check-in, and you've got a lot of the basics in
place.

Now, stop doing it all alone, and go ye forth and
Mastermind.

About the Author:

Mark Silver is the author of Unveiling the Heart of Your
Business: How Money, Marketing and Sales can Deepen Your
Heart, Heal the World, and Still Add to Your Bottom Line.
He has helped hundreds of small business owners around the
globe succeed in business without lousing their hearts. Get
three free chapters of the book online:
http://www.heartofbusiness.com

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09/21/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1078 words   English (US)

Clarify Your Goals To Simplify Your Life And Work

Teaching people to work and live simply is a goal in our company
and what I try to apply in my own life. But what does it mean?

The American Heritage dictionary defines the word simply as
"clear, absolute, altogether and frank". But it also is defined
as "not wise and foolish". The last definition is what most
people think of when they hear "simply". We think that means we
will become a simpleton - a person without judgment or
intelligence.

I have to disagree. Humans have developed the tendency to
over-complicate their processes and procedures. Sometimes we
over-complicate because we don't know there is something better
out there. We move along in our work and life doing things the
"same old way" without assessing if they can be done more
easily. Easier does not mean less effective; it's exactly the
opposite. It means doing something for the right reason.
Sometimes that means not doing something at all or accepting an
alternative approach. This will be especially hard for some
"Type A" people who have a perfectionism streak. Trust me, I
speak from experience.

I define "simply" as an end state. It is a state of being that
you reach. When I hear the word "simple", it is usually followed
by a sigh of peace. "Simply" is relaxed, with minimal stress,
where things just flow and everything is easier. You get there
by minimizing complexity, by reducing the obligations in your
life, getting your finances under control and by eliminating the
clutter around you. This only happens when you make decisions
and choose to let go.

The life of a small business owner is especially complicated. We
wear many hats it is assumed that we have many skills in order
to wear those hats. (Wrong!) We also have two families; one at
the office and one at home. We are passionate about making a
difference for both and juggling their different demands. Our
schedule must encompass both groups' needs or we can't move
forward in life.

Here are some real-life conversations with clients who want to
live a simple life:

* "I work way too many hours. I find it difficult to say
"no" because I'm passionate about what I'm doing. I also hate to
ask for help. I know deep down there is a cost when I'm spread
too thin. My family doesn't get the guidance or oversight they
need. Key projects get delayed in my business due to a lack of
time."

* "We know our existing technology tools can shorten the
steps but we don't have the time or inclination to learn how. We
don't want to spend the money to get help or even admit we don't
know something. So, we keep doing things the same old way,
knowing it is inefficient."

* "I don't feel financially secure. I really don't have a
solid financial plan or budget. We have a plan but we don't live
within it. We are so busy working in our business and making
good money, yet we aren't putting our money to work for us. We're
losing opportunities to make even more money or contribute to
others."

* "Some of the people in my life cause me stress. Our sense
of "team" at work is being compromised by some poor attitudes,
control issues or lack of responsibility. My children are going
through a phase that I know needs more of my parental guidance.
I feel distant from my spouse."

* "I'm just plain tired and have lost some of the joy in
life. It's easier to just keep plodding along than to stop and
fix it. I don't ask for help for anything. Either I don't know
how or I just won't do it."

So how can you stop this vicious cycle and start down the path
to simplicity? Use my 3-step Effective Results process:

1. Know what you want. What are your goals or intentions? What
is most important to you? Create a list and prioritize the items.
If this is hard for you, answer these questions: I want to be...
I want to do... I want to have.... The most important area, yet
often dealt with last because of fear or uncertainty, is to get
control over your money. Set financial goals and find an easy
system to get your finances in order.

2. Plan your change. Look at your daily schedule and decide how
you need to operate differently so you can be working towards
your goals. Establish a few routines. Let go of some
responsibilities or groups you belong to. Use your resources.
What can you delegate or outsource? What technology tools, such
as QuickBooks or Quicken, can help you get and stay organized?
Can some training get you going faster? Set some milestones or
tasks with intentional dates.

3. Assess your progress. Check your status and revise the plan
as needed. Seek counsel to help with accountability. This can be
a spouse, good friend, trusted advisor, coach or mastermind
group. If you must do it alone, try journaling. I use a planning
calendar with the staff at work, occasionally journal, have a
monthly mastermind group and am in a weekly bible study that
provides time for discussion. These activities fulfill different
needs and help keep me on track.

Staples, the office supply store, has it all figured out. All
you have to do is push a red button that says "easy". The button
is clearly marked, visible and accessible. You have confidence
that when you use it, something good will happen for you.
(That's at least what they want you to think!) It's simple. Do
the same for yourself. Find your button. The hard part is pushing
it. Have confidence in yourself to make some changes that will
move you forward and ask for help when you need it. Heck, add
some funny noise to your button. Change is more likely to happen
when you're smiling!

(c) 2008 Debbie Gilster. If you would like to reprint this
article, you may do so absolutely free. Please do not alter the
article or by-line and make all links live. A courtesy notice
of reprint or excerpt is appreciated.

Debbie Gilster is the Financial Effectiveness Maven at the
Center for Growth and Productivity. She teaches small business
owners to be financially savvy so they can live the life of
their dreams. Sign-up for your FREE special report "3 Mistakes
Small Business Owners Make Managing Their Finances - And How To
Avoid Them" and bonuses at http://www.DebGilster.com

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09/20/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 454 words   English (US)

Relationship Of The Law Of Attraction And Hypnosis

Hypnosis is the technique used to persuade a persons sub
conscious to change feelings, behavior or beliefs. The law of
attraction is the idea that whatever a person is thinking or
believing in their mind guides their actions and goals. The law
of attraction and hypnosis are closely linked. The law of
attraction is actually the basic idea behind hypnosis.

The Law of Attraction Explained

The law of attraction was defined by Dr. William James around
the beginning of the twentieth century. It is a commonly held
belief that the law of attraction exists and is true. It has
been proven an innumerable amount of times because people show
that the right attitude and mindset can help them achieve their
goals. The same can be said for negative thinking causing
negative things to happen. It works both ways. The law of
attraction basically states that whatever you are thinking in
your mind, you make a reality.

A Good Example

A really good example that ties the law of attraction into
hypnosis is a person that smokes and who wishes to quit smoking.
By the law of attraction, if this person sets their mind to
quit smoking he can do so. Hypnosis comes in to help the person
get past the addiction. Smoking is a hard habit to quit. A
smoker is addicted to the cigarettes both mentally and
physically.

It takes strong will power to quit and quit for good. t is
thought that quitting is very deeply routed in the mental
addiction more than the physical addiction, so the extra help
from hypnosis combined with the law of attraction equals them
reaching their goal.

How the Law of Attraction and Hypnosis Work Together

By itself the law of attraction may seem able to do anything.
However, people often do not understand that they must be
thinking the same thing in their conscious and sub conscious
mind. Back to the example above, the smoker may feel like they
really want to quit, but sub consciously their mind has not
completely accepted the idea of quitting. Hypnosis gets to the
sub conscious mind and allows the person to fully have the drive
to quit.

The law of attraction and hypnosis work together to ensure the
mind is completely on board with what the goal is. Together
they provide enough positive thinking to get the goal reached.
A person can really benefit by using the two together to help
them reach goals they may be having problems reaching.

About The Author: Ann Marier writes informative articles about
family life,health problems, and useful house and garden Topics.
Her lastest are about hypnosis and self hypnosis
http://stopsmokingtip.ultimatehealthinfo.com/
http://selfhypnosis.ultimatehealthinfo.com/
http://u-can-prevent-id-theft.com

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09/19/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1036 words   English (US)

How Thoughts Affect Us

Perhaps the most basic of all the 'mental laws', and one
hopefully drummed into every student of psychotherapy and
the mind, is that every thought has a consequence.

Yet so often in our day to day lives we choose to see
thoughts as simply abstract things - we think them and then
forget about them, as if they had never existed. No harm in
this, we reason, it's just a thought. Unfortunately, there
are dangers in this way of thinking.

Believing that thoughts themselves have no real and actual
affect upon us, we can so very easily allow even the most
negative thought to go unchecked and unchallenged. After
all, we reason, it's only a thought, it doesn't really
matter.

It's as if we believe that thoughts are wispy and
insubstantial things, with no real existence, capable of
dissipating and disappearing into the ether once we have
experienced them. Perhaps it's because our thoughts are
such private things that it's easy to imagine them as
insubstantial and intangible.

This of course can only happen if we hold the belief that
the mind and the body are quite separate, disparate
entities, each with its own distinct domain, operating
independently of each other.

The truth, of course, is that mind and body are indeed
interconnected, with each affecting the other. Each thought
we think has its consequence. And those consequences can
indeed have a tremendous affect, not only on our mind and
our feelings, but also on our body. Negative or positive,
thoughts do indeed have a very real affect upon us.

Let me illustrate this with a simple little exercise that
nicely demonstrates the tangible effects of thought - and
the interconnectedness and inseparability of mind and body.
To do this, I am going to ask you to use your imagination.

Imagine yourself walking over to your refrigerator. As you
open the door, there's the soft sound of the seal being
broken and perhaps the feeling of cold air escaping. Now,
imagine that there's a lemon in there and imagine yourself
reaching in and taking that lemon out. Perhaps it feels a
little cold in your hand, as you bring it over to a board
or somewhere you can safely cut it.

Now imagine yourself taking a knife and slicing the lemon
in half, lengthways. Maybe you can see the white segment
in the middle, and perhaps there are some pips there too,
as a little of the juice runs out. Now cut the lemon again,
so that you have a quarter, a nice wedge. Lift it up and
hold it under your nose. Perhaps you can almost smell the
pungent lemon aroma. Now, quickly imagine yourself taking a
great big bite into that lemon. Really squeeze it so that
the juice spurts into your mouth and onto your tongue,
maybe some of the juice even trickles down your lips onto
your chin.

Exercise over.

If you really did imagine sinking your teeth into that
lemon and squeezing the juice into your mouth then a couple
of things will probably have happened: The muscles of your
jaw will have automatically tightened as you did so and
there will have been an increase of saliva in your mouth.

Now, we know that the flow of saliva is not under the
control of the conscious mind; it's controlled by the
unconscious mind. It simply cannot be willed.

What's happened, of course, is that the subconscious mind
cannot distinguish between real and imaginary. For it, a
thought is treated as a reality and an imagined lemon is as
real as an actual lemon. The simple act of thinking about
sinking your teeth into a lemon is enough to produce the
exact same physical affect as if you had really done so.

A thought which existed in the mind has had a tangible
effect on the body.

In India, the home of so much philosophy and of astrology,
the palpable nature of thought has long been recognised.
There, astrologers make horoscopes for the birth of a
thought or a question, in order to better understand it. It
is a practice that has survived thousands of years. This
branch of astrology is called horary astrology. For these
astrologers, a thought is something very real and tangible.

The fact is that the thoughts we think affect us on many
levels, including the physical. This means that the
thoughts we have and the things we tell ourselves, about
ourselves, in the privacy of our own mind affect not only
how we feel, but what we become. After all, if thoughts
have physical consequences, then they can make us ill or
well.

When you find yourself thinking negatively, or experiencing
a period of difficulty in your approach to the world, when
you find yourself thinking thoughts such as: 'I'll probably
come down with...'; 'I'll never be able to..'; 'I'll
probably only fail...'; 'I don't really deserve...';
immediately replace the thought with a positive statement
or affirmation. And repeat it at least 10 times. Make a
habit of this and you can change your reality.

Here are some examples you can use, and of course you can
create your own as you go along. Select one and use it for
at least a month.

'I am becoming balanced and whole in body, mind and spirit'

'The past is over now and I am free to move on with my life'

'I am alive, healthy and free'

Be sure to repeat your positive statement 10 times when you
awaken in the morning and just before sleeping at night.
Use it again whenever you catch yourself thinking a really
negative thought. Remember, practice is the key here.
Persistence really does pay dividends!

'All that we are is the result of all that we have thought.
It is founded on thought. It is made up of our thoughts.'
The Buddha, The Dhammapada

About the Author:

Peter Field is a leading British hypno-psychotherapist,
with clinics in both Birmingham and London. Author of
numerous articles on psychotherapy, hypnosis and health, he
is a Member of the British Association for Counselling and
Psychotherapy and Fellow of the Royal Society of Health.
For more interesting articles and helpful information,
visit his website: http://www.peterfieldhypnotherapy.co.uk

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09/18/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 591 words   English (US)

Conscious Entrepreneur: Your Greatest Business Asset... that Doesn't Cost a Dime

What do you think about when you hear the words "business
asset." You may start thinking about your business,
physical property (computers, equipment, inventory, etc.),
the money you have in the bank, your client list, your
database of subscribers, equity you may have in a building
or a number of other "tangible" assets. No matter how many
assets you can think of like this, none of them are your
most valuable asset.

Your most valuable asset is invisible. It's not something
you can touch or feel, nor is it a number on a bank
statement somewhere. As a conscious entrepreneur, the
greatest business asset you own is your FAITH! Now, don't
get me wrong here. I'm not talking about anything that has
to do with a particular religion. This is not about
religious faith.

The type of faith I'm talking about is faith in your Divine
Plan, faith in yourself, faith in the purpose you've been
given to fulfill, faith in the Universe conspiring for your
highest good (even when it appears like the opposite),
faith to invest in yourself when you don't know where the
money is going to come from and faith that KNOWS no matter
what, you'll be OK.

I understand that faith doesn't typically arise in a
conversation about business assets, but yesterday I was
blessed with having a profound conversation with a few of
my mastermind colleagues about the necessity for this asset
in business. We were supposed to spend our call talking
about list-building strategies, but somehow ended up
talking about what it really takes to succeed. Specially,
one of my colleagues asked me how I've been able to get to
this point in my business... on the eve of launching my
biggest event ever (The Freedom Formula Experience) and
sending my book to best-seller status on Amazon.com.

My answer to her was "faith." And, from there our
conversation grew and I realized how important it is to
openly talk about this asset as a necessary part of your
business. For me, faith is about laying EVERYTHING on the
line, getting rid of your "back doors" and being willing to
say YES to the opportunities that resonate with your soul.
In the incredible movie, The Moses Code, Michael Beckwith
said, "God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the
called." And, this is exactly what I mean when I think
about how faith has played a part in my success. I heard my
call and said YES to the experiences that were my
"qualification."

The same is true for any conscious entrepreneur. So, the
next time an opportunity shows up for you that resonates
with your soul, and you"re petrified to TAKE ACTION
(believe me, I know how scary it is to take action when you
have no logical reason to do so), I invite you to take a
leap of faith and say YES to yourself! This tangible
demonstration of faith is the quickest way to tell the
Universe you are SERIOUS about getting out of your comfort
zone and doing what it takes to fulfill your greatest
dreams.

About the Author:

Christine Kloser, author of The Freedom Formula, helps
small businesses put soul in their business and money in
the bank. If you want to enjoy a purpose-driven business
and a soulful life, send for my free Conscious Business
Success Kit, which includes my report, How to Avoid the 3
Massive Mistakes Made by Conscious Entrepreneurs and audio,
7 Strategies Entrepreneurial Authors Need to Know Before
Writing a Word, at http://www.LoveYourLife.com .

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09/17/09

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Food For Thought Affirmations!

There are certain aspects in our life that we can use positive
affirmations to totally redirect our negative associations.
Eating, however, is a necessity of life in order for us to
exist, therefore the use of positive eating affirmations are
used for redirecting the negative eating habits that we have
formed over many years for many different reasons. The initial
step is to identify what unhealthy eating practices we have
adopted into our behavior in order for us to set the proper
positive eating affirmations.

We can use positive eating affirmations to curb our appetite
when we are emotionally eating. Emotional eating tends to be the
biggest challenge when it comes to creating a new healthy
lifestyle.

We all need help when it comes to making healthy food choices.
If not, we somehow approve of negative affirmations, no matter
how ridiculous they are. For example, we may say to ourselves
(either consciously or sub-consciously): "This double-decker
cheeseburger and large fries, followed by a half gallon of
peanut butter fudge ice cream will make me feel better."
Really? You think so? Because that tends to make people sleepy,
tired, and crash from a sugar high. But that's an example of a
negative affirmation that we often catch ourselves doing,
especially when we feel upset or alone.

Choosing Positive Eating Affirmations

Instead, we could repeat the following daily positive
affirmation: "My health is important, and even when I am
unhappy, I still choose to be healthy."

It is important to write down your positive eating affirmations
and place them in prominent places in order for you to remember
and call upon them when the temptations strike you. Place them
in the snack food areas and on the refrigerator.

Disallow Temptation and Strengthen your Resolve with Positive
Affirmations

Choose to make positive eating affirmations and I assure you
that it will help with those challenging moments. What you have
to promise me is that you'll make these affirmations readily
accessible at any time. In fact, affirmations should become a
part of you, ingrained in your mind!

When you go to the supermarket bring your positive eating
affirmations with you on 3x5 cards, or write it down on your
shopping list. Let it serve as a constant reminder to choose
foods that are inline with your goals, not just because it's on
sale or because you're craving sugary or salty snacks.

You can even use positive eating affirmations when you
occasionally mess up. "I am getting fit and healthier because
of my eating choices." or "Though I have made some poor choices
in eating healthy foods, I am committed to getting back on
track, starting now."

You will not only find that you feel better emotionally, but
your body will be stronger for the vitamins and minerals that
you are incorporating into your new eating habits. They say it
takes six weeks to form a habit, and three months before it is
second nature. So, you need to bear this in mind as you start
reciting your positive eating affirmations.

Free Positive Eating Affirmation Examples

I've included a list of starter positive eating affirmations to
help you on your path to a healthy life. Your reward will be
when you instinctively reach for the healthy foods when you are
shopping or when you resist junk foods when you're bored or
stressed. Subconsciously your mind is making the healthy eating
choices because of the mental redesign that you have
implemented.

Some additional positive affirmations to help you achieve your
goal for healthy eating balance are as follows:

• I choose healthy comfort foods because I love me.
• I pass up the offers of unhealthy snacks and desserts because
I have a strong will.
• I willfully choose what I put into my mouth.
• I buy the foods that will make my body stronger.
• I cherish the added vigor and vibrancy that healthy eating
gives me.
• I eat when I am hungry, not when I am bored.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is the president and founder of
http://ACQYR.com, a motivational website with free wallpaper
downloads, positive affirmations, motivational articles and much
more. Visit http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers/ and
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09/16/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 809 words   English (US)

Faith, Fear And The Law Of Attraction.

If you are familiar with the law of attraction you will
have learnt that the process of conscious attraction
includes deciding what you want, asking for it, believing
it is possible and receiving it. For successful
manifestation, it is important to strengthen your belief in
your ability to attract whatever it is you're asking for,
because the stronger your belief is, the more quickly and
easily your desires will manifest. However, for many
people, at some point on their journey fear interferes with
the process.

Fear leads to people attracting what they dread, rather
than what they desire. It has many forms of expression
-worry, anxiety, anger, jealousy, timidity, and is the
greatest undermining force when people are wishing to
manifest their dreams. It results in people feeling
powerless. It paralyses thinking processes, blocks
spontaneity, undermines enthusiasm and self-confidence. It
leads to feelings of unhappiness, to inefficiency, to
people avoiding taking chances and even to giving up
completely on their dreams.

The antidote to fear is faith. Those who are fearful are
always lacking in faith. Developing faith and belief in
yourself comes through practice. The more you practise,
the stronger your belief gets. The more you believe in
something, the more believable it becomes.

So, if you are experiencing any form of fear, then you
practise creating a more positive attitude, one thought at
a time. Remind yourself you are able to choose your
thoughts. You are choosing. You are creating your reality
by the thoughts that you choose. At any moment, you can
choose different thoughts. Yes, you can. If you believe
you can.

If you choose to believe that you are weak or powerless or
get overwhelmed by negative feelings and emotions, then
that becomes your reality. The law of attraction, always
responds to your vibration, and so the more you focus on
fear, the more fearful you will become.

Instead, you can choose a different experience, once you
own what you are currently creating and decide to change
it. Tell yourself. "I now choose to think....." ,"I now
choose to feel......" ," I now choose to believe......."
The more you focus on believing that your goal is on its
way, that you are attracting it, that you are successful,
then the more confident you become and the stronger your
belief in your success becomes.

The key to success is maintaining a positive focus. Worry
or fear of any kind disrupts mental concentration and
destroys creative ability. When you are vibrating with
conflicting emotions, efficiency is impossible.

A person's sense of fear is always in proportion to their
sense of weakness or inability. As a person's experience
of becoming stronger and more able increases, then their
fear decreases.

You are what you think you are. If you think you are small
and weak and unable to attract great things, then so it is.
If you are becoming more confident, more positive and are
noticing and appreciating any signs of success, however
small they may seem, then your belief in your ability to
manifest grows accordingly.

One way to increase this positivity and belief is to
remember and reappraise some of the things you have done in
the past. It is very easy once you have achieved something
to forget about or belittle the importance of it. The more
you pay attention to any successes you have had in the
past, however small you may have come to see or think them,
the more you will increase your self belief and your faith
in the manifesting process. The more you do appreciate
what you have already done and achieved, the easier it is
for you to have faith in what you wish to achieve now.

Remember, you are a powerful manifestor, a powerful
creator, and the power of your manifestation, your
creation, lies within you. How you use this power is your
choice. When you take full responsibility for this choice,
then you are empowered and your faith in your ability to
manifest your heart's desires increases. And as it
increases, so you see evidence of your power, and your
faith increases even more.

You then no longer need to see evidence of your progress:
your faith in the process becomes so strong that you
absolutely know that your success is on its way. Without
needing to know exactly how and when, you have absolute
faith that it is manifesting. And the law of attraction
delivers.

About the Author:

Shirley Crichton is passionate about prosperity and helping
people to attract more. She is co-founder of Prosperity
Players, an on-line community enthusiastically playing the
game of life, in tune with the law of attraction, and
having fun creating the life of their dreams. If you found
this article helpful and want more, claim your free
Prosperity Playesrs weekly newsletter and Tip of the Week
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09/15/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 542 words   English (US)

Law Of Attraction Action Steps

Are you taking the right steps to manifest your desires using
the Law of Attraction?

A lot of the time you will see me discussing about the two
methods of manifestation. In my opinion the two methods are:

Feel Good
Believe Your Desire

When you feel good about anything at all, in that moment you're
in vibrational resonance with everything you consider to be
good. The new car, the cottage home, the new kitchen… its all
stuff that would make you feel good, and when you feel good,
you're already in alignment with it.

The other way of manifesting stuff is by believing it is
already yours. When you expect something to happen or when you
believe you already own it, that is when the Law of Attraction
will really kick in with speed because you're already completely
aligned with your desire.

In this article I want to discuss one great method of aligning
yourself so that you truly believe you're going to experience
it. And that is by taking action steps.

Let's say that you have a desire to go on a vacation abroad.
What are the action steps required to make that happen? Here's
the list that I would come up with:

Find prices on plane tickets
Locate a hotel or B&B
Book time off work
Organize a baby sitter
Exchange some spending money

These are just a few of the things that you'd need to do.

Even if you don't have the money to buy the plane tickets, you
should still be doing all of the above and making every single
preparation possible. Why? Because you believe you're going on
that vacation.

There's only one reason why you wouldn't do all of the above
steps. And that is if you doubted that you were going to
experience that holiday.

Will the Law of Attraction yield it to you if you don't believe
you're going on that holiday? NO!

Start making your action steps list of what you would be doing
if you had already received your desire.

I read a story about a gentleman who was in a competition with
his company he worked for. The competition was to receive a free
BMW car. Everyone got a ticket and the winner was to be
announced at a corporate event the company was holding.

The gentleman in question was practicing the Law of Attraction.
He made every single effort to believe that he was already the
owner of that car. He made vision boards, he visualized for
hours every day, he used affirmations and did everything else he
could think of to get himself into alignment with his desire.

On the day of the winner announcement he was so convinced that
he had already won the BMW that he organized to leave his
current car at home and traveled up in a taxi. That is how
certain he was that he would be driving home in his new BMW.

The gentleman did win the car and was holding the winning
ticket.

Are you prepared to do everything possible to win your BMW?

About The Author: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

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09/14/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 395 words   English (US)

When Customers Just Don't Appreciate You -- Turn It Around with Law of Attraction

It’s frustrating when your customers’ actions don’t match their
glowing feedback. They say they love you, your services and
products, but they don’t give you the commitment and repeat
business to prove it. In fact, sometimes they leave no matter how
hard you try to please them.

What gives?

In order to change your customer dynamic, understand your part in
creating it and know how to work with the Law of Attraction to
change it. Any Law of Attraction success coach will emphasize to
you that like attracts like. Accept responsibility: you receive
what you've been sending out. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but
customers are your mirror. Here's what to do:

Step 1: Stop complaining about your customers. The more you talk
about, think about, and focus on their actions and behavior, the
more Law of Attraction will match that experience in your life.
It's shocking how many businesses routinely complain about
customers. What you focus on expands.

Step 2: Practice genuine gratitude and appreciation for the
customers you have. Sure it's challenging to find love for
customers in your heart when part of you is judging them for what
you perceive as wrong behavior. But don't expect gratitude to
change them. The key is to change you. Your hard heart is the
problem, not your customers. Find authentic appreciation in your
heart, and you will attract it from others. (And enjoy your
business more too.)

Step 3: Make room for spirituality in business. Regularly focus
on your spirit within and acknowledge its power to fulfill your
abundance. Spirituality in business allows you to look to your
deeper self—instead of to your customers—to attract success.

Bottom line: Instead of responding to customers' behaviors by
trying to control them, focus on your own behaviors. Be grateful
for your unappreciative customers. Their gift to you is an
opportunity to change yourself. As a solopreneur, commitment to
your own growth is the key to success.

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mentor for solopreneurs and small business owners ready to make
all the money they want at the business they love. Get an instant
bonus e-report, "Fire Up Your Business Success Using the Law of
Attraction," when you subscribe to her free e-zine at
http://www.succcessfulselfemployment.com You could
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09/13/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 556 words   English (US)

Building A Million Dollar Network Business Through Deliberate Creation

Can you really build wealth through Deliberate Intent?
Absolutely, however there is a need for conscious awareness on a
day to day basis. Meditation is known to help individuals obtain
clarity so that goal achieving becomes natural. One must be
clear on what they want and when they want it during these
economic times.

Businesses are down sizing and your 401k is going up in smoke
once some major player takes over or bankruptcy creeps in. This
means that one is not in control of what has taking place on
corporate grounds or with his own destiny. New leadership is
needed. That's where you come in.. Know thy self and others for
that matter. Network Marketing has always been a business that
one can learn how systems work and earn money while building
passive income. However, it takes patients and determination to
achieve financial freedom.

Network Marketing is not easy from the start. Strategies and
concepts are imperative to have in a marketing platform.
Education surrounding the latest marketing strategies is a must
no matter what business you're in. The key is to add value to
what one wants to market. By doing this, one is deliberately
intending to be the best, deliver the best, except nothing but
the best and you will have the best. Take charge of what and
where you want to be a year from now and get there.

Be in control of your own life, according to Robert Kiyosaki
(best selling author of Rich Dad Poor Dad). Miniscule steps
always makes the difference in your movement towards wealth
building and making intelligent decisions which will enable you
to proliferate yourself across the globe. Deliberate creation is
one of the keys to success. This means starting where ever you
are in your present place---no matter what your circumstances
are, start now. We have all heard this time and time again, but
how often does one utilize it. How often do we actually follow
through to the end.
We live in a micro wave time, where everyone wants it right
now, this very moment.

Deliberate intent is accomplished by thinking it, setting a
goal for it, putting action to it, seeing it to its completion,
and finally receiving it. Action is necessary, but it is
appropriate action that is needed. For example, if one is
working a network marketing business or any business for that
matter and putting forth the leg work in recruiting,
presentations, and most of all facing rejections, then he or she
is not taking appropriate action.

This type of action is not partnered with enthusiasm and joy.
It is associated with rejection and cynicism. Negative emotions
which manifest negative results. Feelings are magnets and that
is what is like unto itself is strong. One must be patient for
the right action to emerge. You will know because of the feeling
of enthusiasm that it brings in the beginning and throughout the
entire marketing process. Center yourself around prosperity, no
that it is yours and you will be pushed towards that action...

About The Author: Build wealth through your business or any
networking business without calling one lead. This known expert
can show you how he built an organization within 1 yr of over
3300 team members without dialing one number! Visit:
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09/12/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 710 words   English (US)

The Ultimate Plan Behind the Law of Attraction

MLM Business - The Ultimate Plan Behind the Law of Attraction
Toss the law of attraction, a concise business plan and
your network marketing opportunity of choice all into one
basket and you are bound to achieve ultimate, MLM-Rock-Star
Success. O, and with a little wishful thinking, you may
also win the multi-million dollar lottery every second
fortnight!

If only your network marketing business was as easy as the
hyped up sales letters reveal.

Whether you chose network marketing as your vehicle for a
better lifestyle, quality family time, your dream vacation
or to sack your boss, it all still comes down to one thing:
Money! Yes there are priceless new skills, principles and
belief systems that we develop on our journey to success,
but the continuous residual income is what it all boils
down to at the end of the day.

So how can you use the law of attraction in your favor to
get more money? You can set goals, yes, but how many times
have you set your goals and simply never achieved them? The
answer is quite simple:

Your network marketing business needs a daily plan of
action, or daily method of operation (DMO).

Let me show you a simple strategy which has been used by
military strategists for decades.

Remove ALL distractions before doing this.

If you prefer to do this online and keep track your
progress, Mark Joyner provides a great free software
application called Simpleology.

Begin With the End in Mind: Imagine for a minute, what is
your ultimate life? What kind of life do your wildest
dreams consist of? What would make you eternally happy?
What is your passion? What will you own? What type of
relationship would you be in? Do you want to be fit and
healthy? What would you be doing?

Write it all down. It might be challenging to think beyond
your current belief systems, but don't hold back. Have that
clear picture of your ultimate life in mind. Can you see
yourself celebrating your outstanding accomplishments? Now,
let's back track...

How to Get It: With such big dreams, there is a major gap
between where you want to be and where you are right now.
No wonder your dreams become unclear and beyond your reach.
This is where you use the backward planning method.

The backward planning method is a process military
strategists have used for decades. Instead of improvising a
plan from beginning to end, you start with the end in mind
and work your plan back to the present.

The military call it the "clear end-state". When planning a
military operation, they would determine what state they
would desire when their mission is completed. E.g. rescued
all the hostages.

The end-state in network marketing will be our primary goal
and ultimate life.

With your clear end-state in mind ask yourself this: What
is the very last thing that you will do before you achieve
your end-state? Imagine yourself in that moment right
before achieving your goal, what are you doing? Now, keep
imagining every moment all the way back to where you are
now at this very moment.

How Network Marketing, Money and the Numbers Fit In: In
order to have your ultimate life, you need to be earning a
certain amount of residual income. How much is it? Write
down the exact amount of money you need to attract for your
ultimate life to be a reality.

Now, take your network marketing compensation plan and
determine exactly how many people you will need in your
downline to earn that amount of residual income every
single month.

Work your way back to how exactly how many distributors you
have in your network marketing business right now.

Follow Your Network Marketing Business Plan of Action Not
only will you have more clarity on your goals and ultimate
life, but you now have a realistic, step by step action
plan which you can follow to achieve the ultimate success
that you deserve in your network marketing business.

About the Author:

For Everything you need to know about MLM Business
Strategies, visit our blog now at http://thatMLMbeat.com
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09/11/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 807 words   English (US)

Is Awakening Just A Game?

You may be wondering what the process of awakening is all
about. What are your awakening from and what are you
awakening to and why? One of the characteristics of a
human being is a desire to give a meaning to life. What's
it all about? Why are you here? Does life really have a
purpose, and if so, what is it? Etc etc. Many people
have a tendency to expend a lot of energy pondering these
issues. Many other people don't consciously give it a lot
of thought, but are often aware that they are not leading
a very fulfilling or happy life.

Maybe you believe you are here to learn lessons and perhaps
put right or compensate for 'mistakes' you made in past
lives. Maybe you believe you are here to rise above your
human nature into an enlightened state of spiritual
awareness beyond everyday human experiences. Maybe you
just haven't a clue what it's all about, because there are
so many conflicting and contradicting views and assertions,
none of which make total sense for everyone.

One conclusion to draw from all the conflicting views, is
that there are many dimensions of existence, and the
universe and all of life is so vast and interwoven, that we
just cannot fully comprehend the bigger picture. Our human
brain, wonderful and amazing though it is, cannot begin to
imagine or understand how everything fits together. So
rather than wasting time attempting to convince others of
our views, may be time is better spent simply exploring
and discovering what leads to a fulfilling and joyful life
for each of us.

What you choose to believe about life, and the meaning of
life, determines the way you experience it. And yes, you
do choose your beliefs. Do you believe that? No one can
make you believe anything against your will. Your beliefs
are the result of your habitual thought patterns that you
take on as being true. These may have originated from
things that other people constantly told you, or from other
external sources, but your repeated thinking of these
thoughts created your beliefs.

Many of your beliefs may be unconscious, that is, you're
not even aware that you hold these beliefs, but what
happens in your life and the actions you take are the
results of the beliefs you hold. So looking at your
behaviour and noticing the thoughts you are thinking, will
reveal the beliefs you are holding.

This is very useful once you realise that you can change
any belief, if you wish to. You can choose to believe
anything for the benefits that holding that belief will
bring you.

How do you suppose life might be for you, believing that
you are an eternal being, currently having an experience
here on earth as a human being, with the purpose of simply
enjoying the best of both worlds and consciously creating
whatever your heart desires?

Michael Beckwith, one of the stars of the law of attraction
film The Secret, and founder of the Agape spiritual
community in Los Angeles, says that there is nothing
serious in this multi-dimensional reality. He says that
beyond any apparent experiences of suffering, we are all
eternal beings, and everyone gets out of here alive - a
very empowering view of life.

So how would it be for you if you believed that life is a
game and awakening is part of the game? How would your
life be if you believed that you are awakening from an
experience of ignorance or lack of awareness of how your
life could really be, into a more joyful and expansive
reality?

There is no way of knowing for certain, of proving beyond
any doubt, if life is a game, and awakening is a part of
that game, but consider what effect it would have on your
life, if you chose to believe that it is, and acted
accordingly. Maybe you would be happier, relieved of
notions of struggle or hardship, and simply lighten up and
enjoy life.

What if the game is all about playing and experimenting and
having fun finding out what happens if...., finding out
what you can really do if you give yourself the
opportunity, how much fun you could let yourself have.
Instead of living an ordinary, mundane life, would you
choose for your game to be more exciting, more adventurous
more loving, more compassionate.....? How would you play
the game?

And perhaps that is all that awakening is about: learning
to enjoy consciously playing the game of living here on
Earth now.

About the Author:

Shirley Crichton is passionate about awakening and helping
other people to awaken to living the life of their dreams,
knowing that what you can imagine, you can create. If you
liked this article, you will love her 3-minute movie at =>
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09/10/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 696 words   English (US)

Visioning Your Desires

From gold medal athletes to award winning performers to the top
CEO's in the world, successful people use visualization as a
tool for accomplishing their desires. Why? Well, how can you
possibly accomplish anything without knowing clearly what it is
you want? When you visualize you actually activate brain waves
which in turn activates the nerves to fire off signals in the
body and muscles. This process causes your body to develop the
patterns and habits of what you want, therefore conditioning and
attracting to you what you desire.

So how do we visualize? Some people close their eyes and
imagine what they want, seeing and feeling every aspect. Others
write their goals out and post them on their wall. For the
visual types, they create a vision board with pictures of what
they want. Dramatic types actually stand up and act out scenes
from the future they see.

Regardless of the method you use, it is important to get clear
on as many details as possible. The more details you can create,
the more real it can become for you. Consider the following. I
will use the example of a person negotiating a business deal.

* How do you feel emotionally? Are there butterflies of nerves
in the belly? Is the heart racing quickly with excitement? Is
there a calm knowing the deal is going through?

* How do you behave? Do you walk into the meeting with
confidence? Do you make calls to close deals?

* How do you feel mentally? Are ideas coming at you quickly?
Are your thinking and responding quickly?

* What do you wear? A navy blue business suit with a yellow
tie? An A-line skirt with tapered blouse?

* How do you speak? What words would be said in relation to
this deal? Would you be speaking slowly or quickly? Loud or
soft?

* How do you feel physically? Are your palms sweaty? Is your
breathing calm? Do you feel too hot in the suit?

* What is the environment and colours? Are you negotiating over
dinner or in the boardroom?

* What is the response of others? Are they smiling? Are they
agreeing?

* Any tastes or smells?

What happens if you don't know the answer to some of those
questions? Make up answers and see what happens. If the answer
you have created feels right, keep it. If not, change it. Sounds
simple and it is. You don't have know everything now. The more
you explore possible answers, the closer you get to clarity of
what you truly desire.

Often people are so busy just getting day to day that they have
no idea what they want and don't know where to start. Well, how
about visualizing clarity? Imagine yourself sitting calmly with
all your muscles relaxed and melting. Your breathing is deep and
balanced. See empty space of white light and notice the answers
gently floating to you. Another way is to start to notice your
moments of happiness and what you are doing in those moments.

What happens if you know what you want but have fear around it?
Try to write affirmations. An affirmation is a statement
declaring what you want. It must be written in the present tense
to be powerful - again to make it real for you. If you have
fear, acknowledge and release it. Something can't hold power
over you when you face it through acknowledgement.

Here is an example of an affirmation:

I acknowledge and release all fears that I am incapable of
creating more income. I replace that fear with love, knowing
that the universe is abundant and unexpected blessings easily
flow into my life.

Start writing and visioning your goals and do it as a fun
activity. It shouldn't be stressful. Consider it playtime! Be
open to changing the vision as you evolve and always believe you
CAN create a life that is more in line with who you really are.

About The Author: Cindy Ashton is an expert in helping people
kiss their monsters & unleash their courage. Born with a 20%
chance of living, Cindy's life triumphs are a miracle. She
presents keynote speeches, interactive seminars & motivational
concerts across North America. http://www.cindyashton.com

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09/09/09

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Why Saying Positive Affirmations Can be a Business Liability

Ever wonder what's wrong with the touchy-feely advice
that's so popular now-a-days telling people to stay
positive, say affirmations, and just think good thoughts?

Ever wonder why people aren't seeing much success by doing
these things?

Answer: Because they are using positive affirmations
incorrectly.

Three Guidelines for using Positive Affirmations Correctly

1. Stop looking for the one thing that will make the
difference.

Positive affirmations are like the chocolate chips in a
delicious chocolate chip cookie. If I asked you what made
your chocolate chips cookies taste so good and you said,
"Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips are the key," I
would say, "ah-ha" and run right out and purchase those
specific chips thinking they would be what I needed to make
a delicious chocolate chip cookie.

This is one of the things people are doing wrong with
affirmations. They are looking for the one thing that will
make the difference to their business success. And by doing
so, they focus on the one to the exclusion of the all.

2. Don't be so far out with your affirmations.

The mind does not value what it hasn't invested in. Said
another way, the mind does not invest in what it does not
know. One of the common mistakes of saying positive
affirmations is intending them too far ahead of your
current business situation. Repeating, "I own a
million-dollar business" isn't likely to create that
business for you when you are barely making a profit. The
difference between what the mind currently sees and the
intended affirmation is just too great.

Instead, focus your intentions no farther than your mind
registers as attainable. Next, align your actions with the
fulfillment of your vision and add positive affirmations in
support of that direction. Then, your mind will register
that as attainable and invest in it as known.

3. Be on the look out for hidden hope.

Hope is just a nice way of saying that you're not sure
something is going to happen, but you sure wish is would.
Affirmations that hold the energy of hope are really
negative affirmations in disguise. Hope is not the same as
knowing, without a doubt, that what you intend is going to
happen. Fervently repeating affirmations that hold the
energy of hidden hope will not help bring what you intend
any closer, any sooner.

There isn't much margin for hope when planning a business
formula for success. Running a business takes a lot of
thoughtful, consideration. It involves some very concrete,
left-brain thinking. It also requires the ability to
envision the kind of success you want for your business.
That's where positive affirmations can come in. Done
correctly, positive affirmations can be a valuable
ingredient for your business success. By following the
guidelines, you'll soon be on you way to using affirmations
correctly and turning them from a business liability into a
business asset.

About the Author:

Interested in learning more about how important passion and
conviction are to your business success, and a sure-fire
way to discover what your one main passion is? Then get
instant access to your own free PDF copy of "Doing What You
Love: Multiple Streams of Passion" at
http://www.SuccessfulSmallBizOwners.com

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09/08/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 751 words   English (US)

Dealing With Manifestation Delays

Have you ever found yourself hanging in limbo, waiting for
something you desperately want - no, NEED - to manifest, but
it's just not happening no matter what you do?

You visualize, you imagine, you affirm, you believe - and yet
it's still not coming. So you visualize a bit harder, more
often, more intensely. You keep believing with all of your might
that it's coming soon. You start seeing "signs" and
synchronicities everywhere you go - and you are SO SURE it's
getting ready to break through - but it STILL doesn't happen!

Day after day you keep wondering if there's something else
you're supposed to do to make it happen, some magical
incantation you can recite to hurry things along. You wonder if
you're doing something to hold it back without meaning to, so
you start analyzing your every move, every affirmation, every
picture in your mind. But all of it seems to be in order. You
can't think of a single thing that you might be doing wrong.

This is a familiar situation to most conscious creators! In
fact, you are probably nodding your head vigorously as you read
this. Most of us have been there at least once or twice - some
of us a lot more than that. ;-) It's a frustrating place to be,
that's for sure. But what is really happening when you find
yourself stuck like that?

In my experience, it usually means that I'm trying to hurry
things along. Either I really need what I'm trying to attract,
or I'm depending on it to arrive by a certain time or I will
face possible negative consequences. Not surprisingly, the
longer it seems to take, the more frustrated I get. You can
probably identify with that.

But if there is one thing I've learned along my journey to
conscious creation, it's that you can't hurry manifestation. (Or
love, ha!) The very mind-set of "NEEDING" something to happen by
a certain date will most certainly delay it. Need, desperation,
frustration, exasperation, agitation, stress, disappointment -
they are all SURE precursors to blockages.

When you find yourself in this type of situation, there is only
ONE thing to do: LET GO.

Be okay with not getting what you want right away. Be okay with
things staying as they are.

I know that's easier said than done, but strangely there is
also a certain sense of peace that comes along with giving up
the fight. When you've been trying to FORCE something to happen
quickly, you are expending a LOT of mental and emotional energy!
As a result you end up feeling worn out and depleted.

On the other hand, surrendering to the universe's higher wisdom
and letting go inspires a sense of calm detachment and peace in
the present moment. You realize that you're still okay, even
without this thing you want so desperately.

Letting go does not mean you won't get what you want. It means
you are choosing to know that you're okay without it right NOW.
It means that the arrival of it will be a great bonus, but your
inner peace and well-being are not dependent upon it.

More often than not, we look to our outer circumstances to
determine whether our intentions are working or not, but the
outer clues don't always tell the full story. What we can't see
is all of the energy and magnetism we've already built up in the
invisible. We can't see that our desire is getting ready to
break through - and it WILL break through, unless we begin
creating blockages that prevent it from doing so.

Yes, our very feelings of desperation and frustration are what
create the blockages! The longer we stay in that frustrated
mind-set, the longer we're going to delay the arrival of what we
want.

The next time you find yourself hanging in limbo between
wanting something desperately and noticing you do not yet have
it - STOP and LET GO. Just let go. Turn it over to the universe.
Be okay with not having it. You can still visualize having it,
you can still believe it's coming. But DETACH from any need to
have it RIGHT NOW.

In my experience, this is often the missing key needed to pull
it into physical reality.

About The Author: Want to learn more about using the power of
your thoughts to change your life? Come along with Wendy as she
further explores the dynamics of Law of Attraction, conscious
creation and the power of thoughts at her blog:
http://creationthoughts.com

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09/07/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 638 words   English (US)

Self Improvement Tips For Wealth Creation?

Few people realize that getting rich does not just happen by
using mathematical and business skills. There is definitely more
to that in creating wealth. If you want to get rich, you have to
make changes. And the first changes you need to make will be
those that focus on self-improvement.

Contentment sometimes represents the easy way out

Sometimes people deliberately deceive themselves by feigning
contentment in order to avoid working harder and taking more
risks to go for what they really want. Dont try to fake being
contented when you're not. If you want to dream, dream big. If
you need to create goals for yourself, make them big enough to
incorporate what you want in life. It is okay to start with
small steps, but plan goals out far enough to incorporate really
big dreams, too, if they are what you want.

1.) Time is Gold

Many people have been taught this adage from day one, but a lot
of people are unfortunately not able to appreciate it. Time is
precious, and the truly wealthy don't waste this precious
commodity. Instead, they do their utmost to make the most out of
their time. If you want to join them at the top, you need to
adopt the same attitude.

2.) Get Your Priorities Straight

Decide what you think is most important; do you spend a day at
the spa or attend Mandarin Chinese lessons? Create priorities
that will help you create wealth. Be honest with yourself and
decide which tasks are important and which ones are not. Then
prioritize them so that you take care of the important ones
first and which can wait if need be.

3.) Start Planning Ahead

Having clear-cut goals and priorities in life is necessary to
help you create wealth, but these alone will not do the job.
They will only help you if you go on to figure out the next
step: As exactly how will you create wealth?

4.) The Only Failure in Life is Failing to Try

Life is complicated, as everyone knows, but don't let that stop
you from getting what you want, which in this case is to create
wealth. Of course, you will likely encounter obstacles that may
stop you from reaching your goal temporarily, but the only time
you will truly fail is when you don't try at all. You also have
to make sure that you try hard enough and that you keep trying
even in the face of failure as long as it is feasible.

5.) Give and Take

Be prepared to both ask for favors and give something in
return. If you are used to being self-reliant, that is great.
But if you are determined to create a business, you need to
understand that you will need to work in cooperation with others
at least some of the time.

6.) Do not be Too Proud or Stubborn to Take Advice.

If the suggestions and advice offered by others have merit,
then go ahead and give the advice a try. Never presume that you
know everything or that you can't learn from someone else. There
will always be something new to learn. This lesson can not only
help you get rich, but it can help you stay rich and become
richer as well.

It is important that you strive to improve how you think,
speak, feel, and act, first and foremost. Once these changes
have been implemented and have become habit, then concentrate on
attaining external goals to reach your main objective of getting
rich, and getting rich now!

About The Author: Leon Edward's helps others worldwide creating
online businesses and home based business income streams where
you can even start a home business free. Visit
http://www.homebusinessit.com Leon Edward recommends you get a
free trial to Create Awesome Wealth 24 / 7 at
http://newoffer.successuniversity.com/specialoffer

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09/06/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 792 words   English (US)

The Turning Point From Sadness to Happiness

Have you ever wanted to be happy?

In fact many people are sad for a large part of their lives
and may not even be aware of it for many years. You may be
the life and soul of the party, but because you want to
make others happy and not necessarily because you are
feeling happy yourself. Many people who 'play happy' do it
simply because deep down they don't want to be rejected.

Deep down there is often no concrete sense of self. Being
so focused on others can lead you to lose touch with or
forget who you are.

It is possible to live, getting your sense of value from
others, for a while, but eventually as your own needs and
vital nurturing are being missed and unmet there inevitably
comes a 'crunch' point. This often has a way of showing up
in the body, giving you a signal you can't ignore as you
find yourself starting to suffer from a whole range of
aches, pains and illnesses, one after another. Your body is
saying 'I'm not co-operating any more until you give
yourself some attention.'

It is an invitation to let go of being so busy looking
after others and to take some time out to find out what you
need for you. At first this may result in you being faced
with a deep and dark emptiness inside. This is natural and
will change. It is because over the years you have
gradually lost touch with who you are.

>From this moment on the healing process can begin. There
may be some tears.Feelings of inner emptiness, being
lonely, abandoned, grief at the loss of yourself, carrying
family negative patterns and so on might just flood out,
wave after wave. At first you might not even know what you
are crying about. Gradually, as you begin to hear what your
body is trying to say the pain will lessen and your body
will start to relax in response to your attention and self
nurturing. You will begin to spontaneously and genuinely
smile. A smile that is for you and which overflows into a
natural sharing, free from fear.

During this healing time there are various tools,
techniques and processes available to make the transition
more smooth ...mindfulness and dynamic meditation
techniques, inner journey processing and energy therapies
to name a few. You'll start to become stronger from within
as you start to nurture that part of you who was previously
afraid to be seen. Maybe there was a fear of being punished
for taking delight in oneself and one's surroundings. Maybe
the family would interpret these actions as being disloyal,
for example, because you were not grieving like they were.

You can find a way to let go of carrying the burden of
family sadness and shame. You will find yourself opening
into A NEW WAY OF BEING, really, truly and consistently
happy, maybe for the first time in your life, enjoying the
wonderful beauty of nature, the beautiful reds, browns and
yellows of September leaves, the earthy smells of grass,
breathtakingly beautiful pure blue skies. The exquisite
delicate soft white petals of a newly opened flower. The
palpable warmth of love and support coming towards you from
the people you love... a body that can freely dance and
glide once again to the sound of uplifting music.

And as you open into this higher natural vibration the
happiness will spread, like a magnificent yet very soft and
fine wave of gratitude, lifting up your heart and the
corners of your mouth in appreciation of so many things,
small and large in your daily life and interactions. You
have come home to true happiness that wells up from inside,
overflowing naturally outwards without fear as pure and
abundant joy.

Of course you may still sometimes fall into old patterns
and have a tear or two now and again but if you have the
tools to deal with it whenever it arises then you need
never feel overwhelmed and helpless again. The ground of
your being is rooted in an abundance that is always here,
always present, which just needed you to peel away the dark
layers that had been covering it up all those years

It makes the reunion all the more sweet and delightful.

About the Author:

Joy Idries is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual
Awareness and Wellness Coach. See her preview Video, the
first of a full series that makes use of the Law of
Attraction, energy healing, dynamic meditation, creative
visualisation, laughter therapy and inner Journey work to
help you clear your blocks and work through physical AND
emotional pain, to claim a life of pure fun and joy. Go to
http://www.instantnaturalpainrelief.com

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09/05/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 814 words   English (US)

The Power of Having a Vision

For many years I heard that you had to start with a vision for
your business or your life if you really wanted to succeed, but
no one could explain to me why it was needed or how it worked
from a practical or scientific standpoint.

When I was young and naïve, I was skeptical and wanted
empirical evidence showing me why I should invest my thoughts
and time into really thinking about a vision for my life and
business, and why getting absolutely clear by writing it down
was imperative to my achieving success.

At the ripe young age of 21, I got into business at a very
young age. For the next 26 years, I stayed on a healthy mental
diet to train my brain, and followed the belief of allowing the
universe to guide me and bring me whatever I needed to fulfill
my visions of being financially free and living an extraordinary
life.

After building four multi-million dollar businesses — one of
which grosses more than $5 billion a year in sales — and having
made millions of dollars for myself and others, I began to
search for the answers to the question I'd had 25 years earlier
— "Why is having a clear and precise vision so important?"

Since I wanted more for myself, I sought out the best minds,
researchers, and teachers in the world to teach me how to have
an abundant life in all areas.

So, what did I learn that you can apply immediately and benefit
from my lessons?

Simple: without a clear and precise vision of exactly what it
is you want, you'll never reach it or have it.

Now of course I will not leave you hanging without
understanding why.
My research has taken me into the world of quantum physics and
neuroscience for the answer to the question "why is it so
important to start with a vision?"

Let's start with the world of quantum physics. First and
foremost, quantum physics is the study of how the very small
world, one we cannot see with our eyes, operates. Since we live
in two worlds — one that we can see — and one that we cannot,
it's important for us to know what these two worlds offer us.
Scientifically we now know that even though we cannot see any
connection, both worlds are totally interconnected at every
level.

Newtonian physics helps us understand how to navigate the known
physical world, and quantum physics helps us to understand the
very intelligent non-physical world in which everything is
connected to everything else, and from which and all known
physical "things" are manifested.

What we've discovered in this new realm of quantum research is
that whatever we focus on and emotionalize often, is what we
will attract and actually see in the quantum field of all
possibilities, or better yet, probabilities.

As weird as this may sound, this is now being proven without a
shadow of a doubt. What this means is that the more clearly
focused we are on exactly what we want, the easier and faster
we'll manifest everything we need to make it a physical reality.

Since all material things move from the non-physical to the
physical reality, our vision and goals are paramount in the
process of achievement. Our vision and focus acts like a magnet
that attracts and connects the pieces together.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the universe operates by
natural laws, exact precision, and perfect order. Our vision,
then, must also be precise and exact in our mind in order for
whatever we need to be attracted and shown to us by the
intelligent forces that govern all of creation. When we focus
our brain on what we want, we actually increase the amplitude of
the cellular vibration and cause the "attraction" factor to
really take shape.

Just like a magnifying glass can focus the sun's rays and
create a fire, focusing on our vision and goals keeps you in the
right vibration and attraction field.

When we choose a vision or goal that is bigger than our current
reality, we are in essence creating a gap or a vacuum between
what we want and where we currently are. We know from natural
law that nature fills a void or gap in the fastest and most
efficient ways possible.

This article is adapted from The Answer, by John Assaraf and
Murray Smith (Atria Books), and reprinted with the permission of
the authors.

About The Author: John Assaraf and Murray Smith co-wrote The
Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live
an Extraordinary Life. Assaraf is a New York Times best selling
author, and featured in The Secret. Murray is known for
corporate turn around work, most notably for taking the Indian
Motorcycle trademark from bankruptcy into a $300 million
company. For more on The Answer and the authors, visit:
http://www.readtheanswer.com/.

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09/04/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 458 words   English (US)

Positive Thinking - Create Your Own Success

The coming of a new year supposedly is the best time to lay
out one's goals or resolutions so that one emerges a better
person for the entire year.

The usual things that make up a person's to-do list include
losing weight, embarking on a fitness regimen, earning more
money, improving a personal relationship and finding one's
happiness. Every year, however, most of us find
ourselves wishing for the same things as if the year that
had passed failed to produce positive results for us.

Does it mean that losing weight or getting rich is an
impossible dream? Can the perfect life partner be so
elusive that we have to keep wishing to find one every year?

All these questions and more seem to have simple answers,
if we follow the ideas presented by Rhonda Byrne's The
Secret. This book gained media attention after Oprah
Winfrey mentioned it in her show. Many were intrigued by
its title and others who read it could not stop raving
about its contents.

There is a reason why the book is a best-seller.

It contains a lot of insight about the power of the mind.
Its main message seems to say that if you change the way
you think, from a negative outlook to a positive one,
things will start going your way.

The secret lies in the basic premise called, "The Law of
Attraction." Unlike the scientific law of attraction which
holds that opposite forces attract while like forces repel,
The Secret's Law of Attraction holds that: "like attracts
like".

In life, what one thinks, one attracts. Positive thoughts,
therefore, attract positive things, and vice versa. If you
can think it up, then you can achieve it.

If you were to apply the law of attraction to a weight loss
goal, for example, then all that you need to do is to think
of yourself having a slimmer body and with all of the
excess weight gone.

Block off all thought that losing weight is going to be a
painful and difficult process. Discard the old cliché
of "no pain, no gain." Think instead: "to weigh less is
painless."

Positive thinking also involves the visualization of your
goal. See yourself sporting a svelte figure. Create
mental images of having a stunning silhouette. And then
hold that thought always as you encourage yourself to
observe your weight loss plan.

If you truly believe and see that you can achieve all your
dreams, all the things that make up your dreams will come
flowing to you.

About the Author, Kerry Finch:

Most people find they need help to become positive
thinkers. The top motivators in the world today are joining
forces to present The Masters Gathering. Learn more at
http://amastersgathering.com/?cat=28

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09/03/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 446 words   English (US)

Top 5 ways to get clear about what you want and bring it to you faster

You undoubtedly think that it's easy to be clear about what
you want. Heck, what you want is what you want. No big
surprise, right? It just shows up with a little effort.
Well, you're special! Most people get mixed results or
don't get what they want at all. Why? Because they aren't
truly clear about what they want.

Being clear means being open to what is in your mind, heart
and soul without the impact of external thoughts, opinions
and input. It's truly an inside job. So I give you the Top
5 ways to gain this power tool to getting the results you
truly want, faster!

1.Breathe

- We don't do enough of it

- Take some really deep breaths, right now, and blow out
the stress. This will open you up while relaxing into the
thoughts and feelings that bring you clarity.

2.Be quiet, be still

- Stop racing around, reading, thinking, stressing!

- Give yourself some time to just sit quietly with yourself
and relax.

- Listen to the sounds of nature, quiet soothing music or
the silent hum of the environment. And let go to whatever
comes.

3.Talk or Write

- Talk with a trusted and supportive friend about what
nourishes your soul, makes your heart skip a beat or just
brings a smile to your face. Ask them if they've noticed
anything while you were speaking. You'll be surprised!

- Write out your thoughts, feelings and desires in a
journal so that you can reflect on your insights upon
reading it again. Just write with the flow, no censoring
your thoughts.

4.Explore

- With access to so much information, you can explore
people, places and things to see what's possible. It's
likely that someone somewhere is doing what you'd like to
do!

- Success leaves clues - Tony Robbins. Explore how
successful people have achieved their goals and learn from
their journey.

5. Take action

- Dreams are a beautiful thing. But they're most satisfying
when they become your reality! In order to make that happen
you have to take action.

- So take one step toward what you want and let the
momentum of that action carry you forward!

Your best chance of achieving anything you truly want,
faster, begins with being clear about what that is.

With these five steps, you can start that success journey
today and see your results show up sooner!

About the Author:

Chris Makell is The Career Transitions Specialist if you're
a corporate layoff survivor, been laid off, recently
promoted or ready to leave corporate. To learn what your
next steps must be in this new economy, claim your free
special report, "The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in This New
Economy", available at => http://www.CareerXing.com

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09/02/09

Permalink 03:37:06 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 464 words   English (US)

Five Make Money Online Secrets

Would you like to know how to make the most money online
that is possible on the Internet today? Read this short
article on five of the secrets to make money online and to
quickly get started and make a lot of money too!

1. Sell information products that solve people's problems.
Because information products are so inexpensive to create
you will never run out of products to sell and you can
make a lot of money.

By focusing on people's problems you increase the odds of
making a sale. People will buy products that provide
valuable information to decrease their pain and providing
this on the Internet allows you to sell an instant access.
This means that they can have the information immediately
which helps to convert your sales page and to make sales.

2. Join the ClickBank affiliate program and have access to
thousands of products already created. Many of the products
also come with marketing materials which allow you to get
started much more quickly.

Another nice feature about the ClickBank program is you get
one ID number for every product you want to sell. This
permits you to make even more money by selling products in
numerous categories.

3. Target markets where people are currently spending
money. Pay attention to trends in the marketplace which
allows you to quickly jump into something and make money
selling it. It is much easier to sell a product where
people have a need and an interest for it.

If you're unsure of markets to target do some research by
paying attention to everything around you? You can see what
the most popular books being sold are by visiting a local
bookstore. Looking at magazine ads, TV commercials, and
newspaper ads will help you to come up with more ideas.

4. Create your own websites and blogs and personalize them.
Pre-sell your information products and your affiliate
products by writing review pages before sending your
prospects through to your affiliate sales page.

By having your own websites and blogs you can differentiate
yourself from your competitors which gives you a better
chance to make more money online.

5. Build a mailing list and use an automated email
responder to follow up. Using an auto-responder with
pre-programmed messages allows you to sell more products
because some people need additional exposure before they
will make a purchase.

These five secrets to make money online will permit you to
get started quickly making money online. Concentrating on
information products through affiliate marketing is a great
way to make money online.

About the Author:

Eddie W Gillespie is a full time Internet marketer who
writes on various subjects about making money online.
Eddie's website and accompanying blog gives more
information on these topics. Visit there today to learn
more!
http://www.TokiesNetEnterprises.com

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09/01/09

Permalink 03:37:06 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 897 words   English (US)

Are Your Decisions Crushing Your Spirit?

Copyright (c) 2009 Carol Chanel
Certified Life Coach
http://www.carolchanel.com/

Next time you have to make a decision about a job, a
relationship, a promotion, or even a date, I want you to run the
fear-based vs. trust-based test past it.

In the fear-based choice, you'll make your decision to prevent
something you're afraid of from happening. In a trust-based
decision, you'll trust your heart and soul's voice to go where
it's calling you, knowing that the Universe will respond to that
desire.

How Fear-Based and Trust-Based Decisions Sound

The fear-based job decision sounds like - "I'd better take this
job, they're offering me a lot of money and I might never get
married, so I better be thinking of how to support myself in the
future."

A trust-based job decision sounds like - "I'm grateful the
company wants me, but I don't feel good about working there.
They seem so cold and a little unprofessional. I'm going to hold
out for a job where I can work hard, make a good living and also
have fun."

A fear-based relationship decision sounds like - "Why not date
Tom? He's a successful, smart and serious man. I know he wants
me to dress up more than I like to, and he's kind of serious all
the time, but I can manage that. And I don't know if someone as
smart or successful will ask me out again."

A trust-based relationship decision sounds like - "It's so
lovely that Tom wants to date me, but he's just not the kind of
person I want to spend time with. I prefer men who are more
relaxed and fun, where I can wear a tee shirt, shorts and
flip-flops on the weekend. I'm not going to date him. I'm going
to wait to spend time with someone I'd rather be with."

Why You Make Fear-Based Decisions

You make fear-based decisions in order to get love, security,
approval or self-esteem from outside sources.

And when you make a decision for the sake of security or approval
or love, you often go against what your heart and soul truly
desires. You go for the security because you don't trust the
Universe will send you something better. And you do it at a huge
cost to yourself.

Oprah is a perfect example of not choosing to make a decision for
security. As I recall the story, when she was very young she was
offered an anchor job that would have allowed her to earn $22,000
a year. Her father strongly advised her to take that job because
it was safe. Fortunately for Oprah, and all of us, she turned it
down and followed her heart.

Oprah is a clear example of the Universe powerfully responding
when you choose to follow your heart's desire.

Can you imagine what her life would have been like, and the
thousands along the way she's helped, if she had chosen
security? That was a fear-based decision she avoided. Thank you
Oprah!

Other people make wrong choices in relationships because they are
desperate for love. A woman might choose to marry a man she
doesn't love. Her thinking is usually, "he loves me, he's a
nice man, and even though I don't love him, at least I'm not
alone."

More often than not, people make choices to get approval or to
avoid disapproval. So you decide to buy an expensive outfit for a
dinner party that you can't afford, because you think your date
will like you better if you do. That's performing for approval.
And it has a high cost.

Or you'll let people violate your work boundaries so they'll
like you, keep you around, or maybe even promote you.

The Cost of Fear-Based Decisions

Making fear-based decisions to gain love, security or self-esteem
from the outside has a high cost attached to it. And it's too
high a price to pay.

THE COST IS THE CRUSHING OF YOUR SPIRIT!

And if you choose to crush your spirit, you might as well stop
breathing because you are a spiritual being having a human
experience. So if you're not going to honor your spirit you've
just wasted your life. And you will end up depressed and
questioning whether your life had any meaning.

We all have the power of the Universe waiting to provide for,
love and protect us. All you have to do is trust it and receive.
Oprah isn't any more special than you. She just trusted her
heart and the Universe. And she receives all the goodies the
Universe has for her. It has them for you too!

When you choose to honor your fears to gain love, security,
approval or self-esteem, you're telling the Universe that you
don't believe it will honor your heart's desires. And that is
exactly what happens. The cost to your heart, soul and finances
is huge!

So choose to make a trust-based decision. Trust the Universe to
bring you all the amazing goodies it has for you.

Imagine the possibilities....

(c) Carol Chanel

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Carol Chanel is a Certified Life Coach who works with people to
create new, meaningful and FUN lives. You can learn more about
how to create loving and healthy relationships, draw boundaries,
not take things personally, be happy to be who you are, and
make time for fun by going to her free ezine archive.
http://www.carolchanel.com/rockin_relationships.html

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08/31/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1314 words   English (US)

Live Your Dream through overcoming Obstacles and Never Ever Quit

Pascal once said: "Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you, and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you."

A collection of thoughts and quotations compiled by Craig Lock
(in 1994) ...

Authors' Note:
Quotations in this article have been extracted from A THIRD
SERVING OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL and CHICKEN
SOUP FOR THE MIND: 101 stories to open the heart and
rekindle the spirit. These fine books were written and compiled
by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Sincere thanks to
Jack and Mark for sharing your "global voice of inspiration"
through your work...and most importantly, for encouraging
and inspiring me to follow my path in life - no matter what!.

"What you ARE is as important as what you do."

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who
are doing it."
- anon

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
- Henry Ford

No matter what path you are on, people (often well-meaning) will
not understand and will criticise you. Are you strong enough to
handle the critics?

Passionate people, who live their dreams, embrace what they love
and never give up. They overcome many (and often seemingly
insurmountable) obstacles on the path to success in pursuing
their life vision.

"Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern
resolve."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your
eyes off the goal."
- Henry Ford

"We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof, that everything can be taken away from a man
but one thing: The last of his freedoms - to choose one's
attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own
way."
- Viktor E. Frankl in his book, 'Man's Search for Meaning'

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DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL

You've failed many times; although you may not remember.

* Didn't you fall down the first time you tried to walk?
(What would you have done, if your dear mom had given up on you ever walking as a baby). No, she waited patiently for you to take
those first tentative steps.

* You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn't you?

* Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Heavy
hitters, the ones who strike the most home runs, also strike out
a lot.

Now for some examples of famous achievers, who refused to quit...

R.H Macy failed 7 times, before his store in New York caught on.

Harland Sanders was 65-years-old, with little more than a $105
Social Security payment in his pocket, when he started Kentucky
Fried Chicken. The Colonel apparently was rejected by over 1,000
banks before he became successful in selling his unique recipe
of southern fried chicken. Was he chick'n to keep on asking for
orders for his "finger-lickn good creation"?

Mark V Hansen had been working with his partner, Jack Canfield
on an inspirational book for some time; however their idea was
rejected by 140 book publishers as "unsellable." Today, the
70 books in the 'Chicken Soup' series have sold
more than 90 million copies in 39 languages!

TIME and PERSISTENCE eventually brings rewards!

*
English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he
published 564 books. A glimmer of hope for me then!

Baseball legend, Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times; but he also
hit 714 home runs.

So don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss,
when you don't even try.

Abraham Lincoln didn't quit. He once wrote:

"The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A
duty to strive is the duty of us all. I feel a call to that
duty."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped out from under
me, knocking the other out of the way, but I recovered and said
to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.'" Lincoln spoke these
inspiring words after losing a senate race. He never quit...
and so won't I.

Will YOUR name be mentioned some day as not being a "quitter",
who overcame almost insurmountable obstacles?

Will YOU quit, whatever you are doing...if you really believe in
your "unique calling" on this planet - a tribute to the power of
persistance and great faith? A tribute to the sheer strength of
the indominitable and unquenchable human spirit - God within
EACH one of us.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, "Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." That is the definition of a legacy. Wouldn't you love to do something that might strike a
beautiful chord that will "vibrate in eternity"?

WILL YOU SAY, "I WILL UNTIL"

and

"BE ALL THAT I CAN BE?"

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"Be all that you are CAPABLE of being."
- Catherine Mansfield

"When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being."
- craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

"Every man has his own destiny;
the only imperative is to follow it, no matter where it leads
him."
- Henry Miller

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how
the strong man strumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have
done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually
in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again
because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who
knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause,
who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and
who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place
shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither
victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt

P.S: Thanks, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Rooseveld for encouraging me with those great inspirational words!

"For me true success may be measured by the fortitude, with which
so many ordinary people around the globe overcome numerous
seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer force of
character and spirit. They rise above the severest adversity
down the ordinary, yet often rocky, tempestous (and tumultous)
journey of life. Unheralded, yet with an indominitable, unquenchable
and infinite generosity of human spirit, they are the true heroes of
this world.".
- Craig Lock (13th August 2004)

About the author:
In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the "seemingly impossible" and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams.

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html
www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.webng.com/writernz/ and www.myspace/writercraig

Hard-copies and e-books, fiction and nonfiction

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within
you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassible") path
ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies
within you."
- craig

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world."

THIS ARTICLE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

Don't worry about the world ending today...
it's already tomorrow in "little, scenic and tranquil" New Zealand

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08/30/09

Permalink 03:37:06 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1602 words   English (US)

The Psychology of Winning by Dr Dennis Waitley

Submitter's Note:
This article (in point form) is a brief summary of my notes from an excellent motivational, up-lifting and inspiring book 'THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WINNING' by Dr Dennis Waitley. I am sharing the contents of this work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to "cultivate and grow Seeds of Greatness" in their own lives to read the book...and just GO FOR IT... and surprise yourself by "winning in the game of life"!.

P.S: Thank you sincerely, Dr Waitley for sharing your insight, words of wisdom and especially inspiration iand thus encouraging me to follow my dreams along my "untrodden path" with passion and persistence.

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WINNING

by Dr Denis Waitley (Berkeley Books, New York)

"It's not what you "are" that holds you back; it's what you think you are not. Winners control their self image and change it as they desire. They elevate their self image and enlarge their universe. Winners are especially aware of the tremendous importance of their self image. What you imagine as being real, with frequency, becomes your version of reality. Phantasize about the person they would most like to become.
READ A BIOGRAPHY THIS MONTH.
LISTEN TO educational and inspiring cassette tapes. Read uplifting books, like Dr Waitley's.

Winners are people with a definite purpose in life, like a "homing torpedo". Losers wander aimlessly through life. or self destruct.

"No wind blows in favour of a ship without a destination."

"Where there is life, there is hope.
Where there are hopes there are dreams.

Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become (there are goals). And goals become the action plans toward success.

We become what we think about most of the time.

Millions of people lead unhappy aimless lives - existing from day to day, year to year, confused, frustrated, in a prison of our own making. About 95 of humanity are ships without rudders, hopelessly adrift and subject to every shift of wind and tide. 5 of people accomplish more in 5 years than the rest accomplish in a lifetime.
Every sea captain, knows his next port of call.
Winners have lifetime goals. What would I want people to say about me after I'm gone? Losers spend their time in low prioritytension relieving, rather than high priority goal-achieving activities.

Most people spend more time planning a party, studying the newspaper or making a Christmas list, than they do in planning their lives. Winners set daily goals the afternoon or evening before. List on paper in priority sequence at least 6 major things to do tomorrow. Establish a clearly defined goal and write it down. dwell on it, as IF YOU'VE ALREADY ACHIEVED IT. Move in the direction of your priority goal, as if it already were a part of your life. We become what we think about most - it's specific. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.

"One ship sails East, another West, by the self- same winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sail and not the gale, that determines the way they go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of time, as we voyage along through life.
Tis the set of the soul that determines the goal;
and not the calm or the strife."

Get behind the helm. Plan the work and work the plan, one day at a time.

"Everything in life
Is what you make it...
it's not what it is that counts
it's how you take it."

Winners practice positive self-discipline. Self discipline alone can make or break a habit. Losing is habit forming; whereas winners simulate winning.

Winners pick themselves up after a loss, dust themselves off and do it all over...better!
Self discipline is the winning edge that achieves goals; it is mental practice

"If I can help you win, then I win. If nature wins, everybody wins."

Become a TOTAL person in the process of personal growth through our failures.

The greatest quality is earning the respect and love of other people.

Winners live each precious golden day, as if it were their last - building for the future, learning from the past.

Winners develop a cherished respect for the value of time.

"There isn't more to life than this -
a baby's smile, a loved one's kiss
a book, a song, a flower, a friend
and just a little time - to spend."

Winners know they can't enjoy the view, unless they climb the mountain.

Learn from the past, plan for the future and live as fully as possible in the present

SUCCESS FORMULA:

Conceive + believe = achieve

visualise + internalise = realise
imagination + simulation = realisation

Winners project a warm glow and have a "gut feeling" that they are on the right path.

Just "do the best with what you've got"!

Listeners learn a great deal, while talkers learn nothing.
Winners ask questions, draw the other person out.
Know paying value to others is the greatest communication skill of all.
Winners are service oriented - not self oriented. We communicate by means of over 700000 non-verbal signals!

Have a good attitude: "I'll make him (or her) glad he/she talked with me."

Winners know everybody hears and sees differently.
They practice the KISS principle.

Will Rogers: "I never met a man I didn't like". Rogers found something to admire in everyone.

"Marriage is not looking at each other, but looking in the same direction together."

Feel your own worth and pass it on to others. Talk yourself and others up. Put your goals down on paper and share them with those who can help you achieve them.

Say, "the only limits to my accomplishments in life are self imposed".
Winners phantasize their own scripts - a magificient epic motion picture for which chosen as writer, producer, director and star.
Life is a "do-it-yourself project". Focus on desire, rather than fear. The stresses desire provide energy, propulsion, creativity and magnetic pull.

YOUR IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD.

Set a game plan for your life. Losing is a developed habit, and so is winning.
Earn the respect of other human beings. Do your business to the benefit of others, not at their expense.

"If you want to be loved, be lovable."

Be happy just being the very best person you can be with "loads of" FUN along the journey of life.

Eagle Productions ("Information and Inspiration Distributers, Incorrigible Encouragers and People-builders")

"I'm gonna fly from my cocoon
and put my footsteps on the moon
All I've ever hoped to be
is free to be that person...me!

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir your blood to action - make big plans, aim high in work and hope."

"Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, no matter where it leads him."
- Henry Miller

"Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to achieve wealth and share our material possessions, our money and 'riches' with others, but through encouragement and faith in other people, to lay the firm foundation of revealing the rich treasure that lies within themselves."
- craig

About the submitter:
Craig has been learning and studying the 'workings' of the human mind for most of his life. He tries to help people feel better about themselves and their lives. Craig believes in sharing information, insights and 'principles' to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey ... and that brings him the greatest joy.
http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html
http://www.craiglockbooks.com and http://www.myspace.com/writercraig

PPS:
How's this for some inspiring words of wisdom from "you'll never guess who"?

"And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it
will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to
your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will
travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and
opportunity's arm steadying your way. My fondest hope for each one of
you - and especially for young people - is that you will love your
country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her
idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding
to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a
little better for your having been here. May all of you as Americans
never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance,
and never lose your natural, God-given optimism. And finally, my fellow
Americans*, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every
evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill."

- Former US President Ronald Reagan

* or any citizen of this amazing planer earth.

"Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own."
- inspirational words from John F Kennedy on the occasion of his inaugeration as President

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, uplift, encourage, empower and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."

THIS PIECE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

"What you are is God's gift to you.
What you do with yourself is your gift to God."
- Danish proverb

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08/29/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 557 words   English (US)

Create wealth with the right attitude

Having more money is on top of everyone's wish list.
People buy lottery tickets hoping to become instant
millionaires.

Some read books written by the rich hoping to gain some
insight about how to make their first million. Others
succumb to get-rich-quick scams all because the idea of
receiving loads of money is just too hard to resist.

Some gain money very easily while others seem to earn
little no matter how hard they try.

What accounts for the difference? Is it just pure luck? Or
is there a universal formula that anyone can use to create
more wealth?

It really is all in the mind.

Generally, every positive action starts out as a powerful
thought. The more you think about something, the more you
believe in it. Beliefs motivate you to act. And actions
have consequences.

All you need to figure out is what kind of thought
stimulates the inflow of wealth.

Wealth creation teachers like Rhonda Byrne and Loral
Langemeier say the same thing: to have more money, you have
to attract it with your thoughts.

If you think that becoming rich is just an impossible
dream, then you are not likely to receive more wealth
because of your thoughts. It is the universal law of
attraction that is at work, even in the material world of
finances.

Rhonda Byrne's world renowned book, The Secret, lays out a
plan that you can use to attract wealth into your life.
It's all about having the right attitude.

Here's how:

Change your attitude about money

Instead of believing that you need to move mountains to
become rich, try telling yourself that "money comes easily
and frequently." Say that often to yourself and believe in
it.

If there is any doubt at all about how easy money can flow
into your life, that doubt will attract a negative force
that prevents you from creating wealth.

Be a cheerful giver

Money begets money. The universe works according to a
natural process of filling and emptying. To get more
money, you have to give money. But the act of giving has to
come from your heart; otherwise, the law of attraction will
view the gift of money as a mere sacrifice, or an act that
affirms your lack of money.

Giving more money is a positive act that strongly shows
your belief that money comes to you easily. The universal
law of attraction will work by responding to your outflow
with an inflow, oftentimes greater than what you give out.

Visualize receiving money

Ask and you shall receive. That is how the universe works.
Junk all conservative thoughts about money. Refrain from
thinking that the world does not owe you material favors.
It is this negative attitude about the world working
against you that prevents you from reaping all that the
world has to offer.

Starting today, picture yourself surrounded with earmarks
of wealth and feel it. Change your negative attitude about
money. Feel the excitement. Wealth may be on its way.

About the Author:

Mentoring from top-name success coaches is so expensive as
to be out of reach of most of us. But The Masters Gathering
program, new for 2009, brings together the experts in the
field. Be one of the first on board, by registering your
interest at http://www.amastersgathering.com Do not pass
on this golden opportunity!

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08/28/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 2916 words   English (US)

THE LAWS OF LIFE: Twenty-One Universal Laws and Spiritual Truths"

"We share what we know, so that we all may grow."
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THE LAWS OF LIFE: Twenty-One Universal Laws and Spiritual Truths" (from Motivational and Inspirational Books)

"Our minds can shape the way a thing will be, because we act according to our expectations ...and that's why it shapes our reality."

INTRODUCTION:
Submitter's Note:
Just sharing a few thoughts as I research, study and write about the human mind, spiritual principles and the Laws of Life. This article is largely based upon a chapter, "Universal Laws and Truth" from the fascinating and thought-provoking book, "The Way of the Warrior Trader" by Dr Richard D. McCall.
I believe, If we can understand these "facts of life", anyone WILL overcome negative and consequently disabling emotions, so you can achieve your full potential in life. So this is my reason for sharing (as well as "formalising, clarifying, imprinting and manifesting" these principles and thoughts - 'wise' in my "top two inches", as I do it), together with some additional points and input of my own)…

Now after that long "intro", I'll share the concepts mentioned in this work with you (whew, at long last!)...

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Here are the Twenty- One Universal (and Spiritual) Laws,
which I believe, are applicable in ALL areas of our lives:

1. First is the Law of ATTRACTION: When you are well grounded in your life purpose, have clarity for what you desire most, and are focused on your specific needs, the Universe (God/Life Force/Infinite Spirit) will come to your aid. People who spend time each day getting clear on what it is that they want, always will be able to get what they want.

2. The second principle is the Law of CONNECTION:
I believe every 'body' on this planet is connected in the spiritual realm. We are all spiritual beings on an earthly existence. Because we humans have the power of intellectualisation, rationality and especially in the immense power of choices - to act, to elevate our thinking and so choose our level of consciousness, which will determine our ultimate destinies. And we activate our spiritual connection through service to others, a sense of gratitude (or an attitude of abundance and especially grace), and a shared humanity.

3. The third principle is based on the Law of SOWING AND REAPING: In more modern everyday language, this may also be known as the LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT (as postulated by the Greek philosopher, Socrates). First you must give, and then you will receive. The farmer plants the seed and then reaps the rich harvest.

The Law of Attraction is also closely related to the LAW OF GRATITUDE: Have an 'attitude of gratitude' and you'll be richly blessed.

4 The Law of DUALITY (or CONTRASTS):

There is a flip side or opposite of everything. Every negative has a positive (and is accentuatated - big word - by the contrast). For instance, you can only know good, if there is evil. Light can only exist with the darkness. Good luck can only exist, if there is such a thing as having experienced bad luck. And to experience success you must know failure. Even severe adversity can have some benefit, if we adopt a positive attitude and grow from the experience. We can perhaps use our bitter experiences of the deepest hurts to help others.

Perhaps our dark times (the "dark night of the soul") are there so that we can really find joy in the bright days.

5 The Law of CYCLES:

All events occur in cycles. Professional athletes and cricketers (or baseballers for you Americans) might refer to the law of cycles as streaks ("hot").
In accepting the law of cycles, we must know how to make the most of the good streaks. And when times are bad, keep your head up and look ahead expectantly to the upcoming reversal of fortune.

6 The Law of EVOLUTION and CHANGE:

Everything evolves and changes (as pressures and the sands of life shift over time) - the ebbs and flows of life. So it is up to you to ensure you progress and move ahead; as what were once huge obstacles get, "seemingly miraculously" removed..

7 The Law of CHOICES:

The greatest aspect of the human condition, I believe is our freedom: a freedom to make choices in life: regarding where to live, occupation, how we spend our time, our leisure pursuits, who to marry, and so on. Each one of us has absolute control over the multitude of choices we make each day ...and our possibilities are unlimitëd. Stop feeling trapped by your circumstances, as you are not a victim of life. If you are feeling "negatively stuck in the deep brown stuff", make the decision to change your life and choose a brand new future. Consequently YOU have the power and freedom to control your destiny.

Linked to the above Law of Choices is:

8 The Law of RESPONSIBILITY:

You must accept the full outcomes for the various decisions (choices) you make daily.

9 The Law of INERTIA:

In physics the law of inertia states that: "An object at rest tends to stay at rest." This law is true of life as well. Action gets momentum going! The longer you procrastinate on completing that project, the longer you go without acting, the harder it will be to get started.

10 The Law of MOMENTUM:

"An object in motion tends to stay in motion." This second law of physics is again a reality of life. Once you get started, it is easier to keep going and make progress. After the decision has been made, one tiny first step gets the momentum going. You probably notice the effect of this law in action every day. Once you get out of bed (for me the hardest part) and into the showër (warm, I trust!), getting dressed, having "brekkie' and even going out the door to work ('clean and shiny') is 'a breeze'.
Done often enough (usually 21X 'they' say), an action becomes an ingrained HABIT... and good habits lead to good results and good living.

"The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."
- ancient Chinese saying

11 The Law of SYNCHRONICITY (otherwise known as "CO-INCIDENCES"*):
* I prefer to call it 'divine order'.

This principle is closely aligned with no 1: The Law of Attraction.
You are part of the universe, not a separate entity.
We humans are all connected to a common humanity. Your actions affect those around you and determine how your life is shaped. It is important to recognize that you are inseparable from the events and situations in your life. When you see your connection to the world around you, you understand the control you have over your destiny.

N.B:
12 The Law of MANIFESTATION:
Life is like a mirror - what you put out, you'll get back even more. Put out positive energy (vibrations) and you'll attact positive results. (This too is closely aligned with Law One: the Law of Attraction).
You become what you think about the most ("then why aren't I a woman!"). Our thoughts shape our reality; so we need to learn how to SHAPE our thoughts, as the potter moulds the clay. Consequently, as the old saying goes, "Be careful what you wish for - you'll probably get it!"

"We are what we think.
All that we are arises
With our thoughts.
With our thoughts,
We make our world."
- the Buddha

"It's not what you think you are,
but what you THINK, you ARE."
- minister Norman Vincent Peale, the father of the concept 'The Power of Positive Thinking'

"Man is mind
and evermore he takes the tool of thought
and, shaping what he wills,
brings forth a thousand joys,
a thousand ills.
He thinks in secret
and it comes to pass -
Environment is but his looking glass."
- anon

Thanks so much for sharing, dad

13 ("Lucky") The Law of EXPECTATION (POSITIVE):

Always expect a favourable outcome - the best from your actions in whatever you undertake. Be an optomist seeing the glass as "half full" in all your endeavours!

14. The Law of INTENTION (good)
Do things in the right "heart and spirit" with a genuine desire (intent) of some action(s) to make some small difference in the world, otherwise sharing ideas to help others ...and you can't go wrong. (My reason for sharing this piece - "oh no, not another article from you, Craig!")

N.B.
15 The Law of PROCESS AND ACTION:
Spend more time in planning and setting goals. Then spend quiet times in reflection and contemplation to review and monitor your progress. Are you moving ahead, or do you perhaps need to "change tack" (strategy).
Manifesting what we want out of life still requires action and planning. Ask, trust, and allow the Universe's Infinite
Wisdom to send you the answers on what to do to attain our deepest desires.
BALANCE thought with decision, which leads to ACTION. Because, if you are going to move ahead in life and make the most of your potential, rather than just ponder possibilities, you will need to take some practical steps, ie. actually DO something, "Mr/Mrs/Ms Dreamer". You have to undergo the process of taking your desired goals and breaking them down into manageable parts. Plan appropriately and follow through - then through taking action on each step, it IS definitely possible to attain even your "wildest" dreams or destination.

16 The Law of HABIT:
Good habits maketh man and woman.

“Try not to become a person of success but rather try to become a person of value.
- Einstein

17. The Laws of COMMITMENT and PERSISTENCE:

When one commits fully to an endeavour, "body, heart and soul", nothing can stop you. The moment one commits fully to an enterprise, all the mysterious forces of the Universe, God, Providence, Life Force moves too - in bringing all the threads even the "tangled" ones) together, so that your most earnest desires WILL one day come to pass..

18. The Law of COMMAND:
"Thou shalt deem a thing and it shall be so."

The words we use to ourselves are vital in shaping our attitudes (mindsets). So be careful what you say to yourself (especially negative self talk/chatter); as it might just happen - it usually does! "Speak" desired events, ocurrences and outcomes "into existence".

and most importantly (saving the best for last)

19. The LAW (POWER) of BELIEF and the Subconscious Mind:

The treasure-house is WITHIN you.
It is done to you as you believe.

All things are possible to him who believes."
- Mark 9:23

"Ask and it shall be given to you;
seek and ye shall find."
- Matthew 7:7

"Knock and it shall be opened unto you. According to your faith is it done unto you."
- Matthew 9:29

"Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you HAVE received it and it will be yours."
- Mark 11:24

and/or another slightly different version
("Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them... and you WILL have them."
- Mark 11:24)

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.""
-Proverbs

# SO THINK ABUNDANTLY and EXPECTEDLY

"For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away."
- Matthew 25:29

*
Now for a few personal thoughts on "spiritual matters" (note this is NOT religion, as I sincerely believe dogmatic and fanatical religion divides humanity and is the cause of so much conflict).
Jesus Christ understood perfectly human nature (the human condition) and the above-mentioned principles of the mind - even 2000 years ago! The teachings of Christ were psychologically correct and violate no psychological laws, though original in concept and spirit. Jesus possessed a wealth of wisdom in dealing with people's day-to-day, as well as their spiritual problems. He knew the deepest recesses of the human heart: "He knew what was in man." The very best psychiatrist!

So
*
BELIEVE in the tremendous power of BELIEF (ie. certainty): in the form of your thoughts and imagination. Use these incredible mental tools to your advantage through your amazing human mind (and especially the hidden mysteries of the subconscious mind. Sow positive energy and you'll reap positive results. If you think your life will be exciting and fulfilling, you WILL make it a reality.

So
Act as though I am ...
and I will BE.
*

I believe there is a spiritual solution to any problem on this planet. One just has to think "outside the square", on another level, at/in a "higher dimension"... then one's whole perspective changes.
When stuck on what particular action to take, ASK, TRUST, and allow the Universe's Infinite Wisdom to send you the answers through the amazing power of your subconscious mind, our "doorway to God, the Ultimate Source".

and finally, the two most powerful forces in the world...

20. THE LAW OF CREATION: God is a God of Creation, which is why we've all been blessed with the amazing power of the human imagination (the way, I believe we "get divine answers from "another realm", a Higher Power. We ALL have FREE WILL: the choice to BELIEVE, or not: the FAITH to believe that your deepest desires and even wildest dreams can and WILL happen if you can just have enough FAITH.

Lastly,

N.B: THE LAW OF LOVE: It really works! Love yourself first. Then give love and you receive back far more.
Do everything with respect and love. A spirit of love can tear down walls of suspicion and hate. A spirit of love can even turn strangers into friends (sometimes life-long).

The above principles, I believe, are in perfect alignment with the laws of physics and human psychology (the spiritual is just another (and 'higher') realm or dimension in which they operate). The principles we live by create the world we live in. I sincerely hope these Truths (eternal) motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire you to move ahead and achieve great success: To be all you can be and become... in your business, or whatever endeavours you may choose to embark on in your life.

Have FUN and BE happy as you "ride down the rapids of life"

Craig Lock ("Information + Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion, mystery and even the occasional miracle in the amazing and magical journey of life."

"Let the light of your BEING shine brightly;
so revealing Who You Really Are.
Be a Bringer of the Light,
which emanates from the deepest recesses of our soul, God, our Creator, the original Source, the Essence of Life
(and Ground of our very Being).
Therefore, it can do more than illuminate
your own path.
Because we are all connected (no matter where on the planet you may live),
YOUR unique spirit will help makes the lives of others easier:
By illuminating the paths of our fellow human beings down the often tumultuous journey of life.
For this torch, this beacon of light and hope is the spirit of our shared humanity, the character of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and especially love...
and I truly believe that this divine spark lies within each ONE of us. It's what we have in common.
Through your actions and your being,
let your light, YOUR unique spirit truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted by a candle at midnight."
- Craig Lock (inspired by the words of Neale Donald Walsch and the Ultimate Source).

"Be the very best person you can be with "loads of" FUN. Become the person you are CAPABLE of being ... and ALL the person God,
Our Creator intended and CALLED us to become."

"Even when your own light appears to be extinguished,
another human being may light that candle once more,
turning it someday into a bright flame... somewhere, somehow."

"When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being."
- craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

P.S:
I love these uplifting words from Larry Chenges, so I'll share to end off this piece of writing...

"I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well."
- Larry S. Chenges (thanks, Larry)

I wish you well too in following your dreams and being all you were created to be.

craig

About the submitter:
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"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
- Chinese proverb

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx

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08/27/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 555 words   English (US)

NLP For Coaching

Neuro Linguistic Programming is a powerful tool which allows
the practitioner to gain an increased understanding in how the
brain works and how it processes information, and this mastery
includes gaining control over their individual thoughts as
opposed to letting the thoughts control the individual.

It is common knowledge that our emotions and thoughts are
inter-connected, and therefore if we can take control over our
emotions and stop the constant bombardment of negative thoughts
from reigning down on our consciousness, then we can be far more
productive in general. First of all, NLP helps us to free
ourselves from unwanted and often negative bad memories,
phobias, and behavioral trends and this in turn helps us to
develop powerful personal and business goals which in turn
enable us to create a successful outlook.

A practitioner of NLP is able to use this applied way of
thinking to not only change their own mindset but gives them the
abilities to impart information whether in a training/ coaching
capacity or as part of a presentation to a large audience, NLP
can assist the practitioner in many ways, for example:

• Increased confidence
• Faster development
• Improved emotional state-not so easy to become unsettled in a
business environment
• Understand the law of attraction
• Relishing positive thoughts
• Being able to portray a positive attitude and confidence in
the face of adversity
• The ability to have a clear mind and focus
• Decision making

>From a company perspective, an NLP coach will be able to
interact with the employees on a much deeper level and this is
because they are able to recognise the body language of those
attending and have the ability to translate the sensory
perception of the thoughts and feelings of those within the
audience and use this in order to be able to communicate on a
much greater level.

NLP coaching is the way forward for many businesses and indeed,
individuals who wish to provide the support and expertise for
the business but who requires a good return on investment.
Productivity is all important to businesses and there are
increased expectations these days for the employees to come out
of a training or coaching session, feeling enthusiastic,
re-energised and raring to go.

NLP coaching provides the opportunity for those employees to
understand that it is not just all about learning the basic
functions of systems and software but actually how to use them
in the most efficient way, so that the expected goals or
outcomes sited can suddenly seem a much simpler prospect.

NLP coaching can provide the practitioner and the employees the
opportunity to overcome self-imposed limitations such as:

• Lack of confidence due to previous failures
• Insecurities
• Poor self-motivation skills
• Doubts about existing knowledge

Neuro Linguistic Programming looks at current procedures,
personalities and gauges why people proceed with tasks in a
certain way or indeed, why those people think and act in a
certain way. NLP coaching can help turn negative doubts into
positive procedures, including forward thinking and goal-setting
thus providing businesses with an excellent return of
investment.

About The Author: Terry works all over the UK working
extensively with individual and business clients helping them
stop smoking, manage weight, manage stress, become more
confident and helping to create generative change. He uses the
latest techniques of hypnosis and NLP. Contact him at
http://www.mind-works.co.uk

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08/26/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 962 words   English (US)

Law of Attraction - Respond Or React?

The law of attraction is constantly operating in every
aspect of your life. It is not something that you turn on
when you need it and off when you don't.

When considering the influence of the law of attraction in
your everyday affairs, here are some important points and
exercises that will benefit anyone facing a challenge in
life.

Do not react to events when you can respond to the cause of
the events. Do not attempt to use one event to somehow
counter the effects of another event. Regardless of what
present circumstances may indicate, the event is not the
real problem! They are the effects of some cause and it is
the cause that you must change.

Most people feel as though they are the victims of fate,
especially today when the news is loaded with events that
seem beyond the control of the average person. Most will
also admit that their actions in life are the result of
events that have already occurred or that they anticipate
will occur in their life. Again for most, this only seems
logical.

So for most, events dictate their actions. They react to
events. Now let us see how this typical approach plays out
with the law of attraction.

The basic premise of the law of attraction is that we
attract the very things, people, conditions, events, and
thoughts that are in resonance with our predominate
thoughts.

For instance, what if you were laid off; you would
naturally dwell on that event. However if you continued
revisiting the event again and again you might begin to
dwell on fringe ideas... like you weren't appreciated, that
the company took advantage of you, or that the universe has
abandoned you.

People have a habit of adding details to the images of
events they've experienced, which were not present at the
time of the original event. It keeps the emotions running
high and the ego keeps their attention.

As you react to each short movie or snapshot you create and
morph, you dig deeper and deeper into the negative emotions
that you associate with that event. And, based on the law
of attraction, you can only attract and be attracted to
more of the same. The more the negative thoughts occupy
your mind, the more you become aware of negative events,
and the cycle just keeps repeating until something breaks
that trance.

Dwelling on that negative event is not going to generate a
new and better job, position or career for you. Negative
events or combination of negative events are never going to
produce positive results.

So, the natural question asked becomes, "If I shouldn't
dwell on that negative event, then what should I think
about?"

Here are two steps that are guaranteed to produce a
different result if you commit to doing them as outlined.

First, it is only when you release the negative emotions
about an event that you make room for something different
to enter your life. Again think of the primary function of
the law of attraction, to attract those things that are in
resonance with your predominate thoughts!

Get in tune with the physical sensation, (feeling) of the
emotion that is generated by your thoughts. It will
typically be felt in an area from your lower abdomen to
your neck and throat area. If it helps to tune in, put your
hand or hands over the area.

When you tune into to that physical sensation, take a deep
breath, hold it for a moment and as you exhale silently say
to yourself, "I can let this (name the emotion) go." Again
take another deep breath, hold it for a moment and as you
exhale repeat, "I can let this (name the emotion) go." And
for a third time, take another deep breath, hold it for a
moment, and as you exhale repeat, "I can let this (name the
emotion) go." Now add the concluding statement, "And I let
go of this (name the emotion) now!"

Now you have completed the first part of the exercise, the
releasing of the negative emotion. But that's not enough to
make a lasting change. If you don't bring your mind into
focus on something new that you do desire, you will
ultimately fall back into your default belief program, the
one with the negative emotions.

You need to focus on the outcome you truly desire. When you
have a clear image of that desire to the exclusion of your
present condition, things will begin to change in a very
profound way.

Admittedly, this is one of the hardest things for most
people to do, especially in stressful times. Most perceive
the "reality" of their present condition as an indication
of what the future holds. Their present results say that
future times are going to be tough.

When any negative sensation about your goals comes up, go
back and repeat the first part of this exercise. Then,
continue to create the image of what you really want to
experience.

By doing this you are learning to respond to present events
instead of reacting to them. You are creating a different
vibration that will attract different things. And, in 30
days you will have created a new habit about how you see
your future and with that, new opportunities always present
themselves. That is the law!

About the Author:

Mark S. Kearns, MA, N.H.D. offers even more insight into
the law of attraction through his no cost newsletter. Sign
up today at http://www.yourinfinitesuccess.com and begin to
receive your copy. Each newsletter covers different
questions about the law of attraction. You can also add
your own questions. Mark is an Executive Consultant, a
LifeSuccess Consultant and a recognized expert on the law
of attraction.

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08/25/09

Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 908 words   English (US)

How to Manifest Your Goals and Dreams in the Bathroom Mirror

One of the best places to affirm your positive intention is
right in front of the bathroom mirror every morning. It's a
guaranteed way to take control of your goals, boost your
confidence and push your dreams one step closer to reality.
This simple act of standing in front of the mirror every
morning, appreciating your magnificence as an incredible human
being and repeating aloud your positive affirmations will do
wonders for your journey to unlocking your true potential.

What Are Positive Affirmations?
Positive affirmations are statements which reflect your goals
and dreams in life, whether that be about health, wealth, love
or relationships. They are a great tool to re-program your
unconscious mind and free it from negative thought patterns.

Many people go through life repeating negative statements in
their mind over and over again without even realizing it. Fears
about failing, being overweight, too lazy or a loser in life go
round and round our conscious minds until they are transferred
to our subconscious, which takes these messages to be true and
attracts the corresponding life events to happen. Our
subconscious minds are like computers and our thoughts are like
the programs that make them function.

If you can translate negative thought patterns into positive
ones, in the same way our subconscious mind can be reprogrammed
into believing these thoughts, helping to bring about the
opportunities in our life that enable our dreams to come true.

Positive affirmations give us the strength and motivation to
focus on our goals, work hard to achieve them and create
powerful mental images of what our life will be like once we've
achieved them. There's nothing more challenging than setting
long term goals and feeling they're so distant and far off
there's no way we'll ever reach them. By positively affirming
our intention everyday, this creates the power to believe in our
dreams and actively pursue them by changing our mental attitude
and behavior.

Making Positive Affirmations Effective
Simply standing in front of a mirror saying random statements
of intent is not enough to ensure your positive affirmations
take effect. Here are some simple steps to making your
affirmations more effective:

What are you trying to create in your life?

Decide what you really want in life, whether that's a healthy
marriage, a million dollars or to be a successful author. Make
sure it's something you truly want to happen and set a realistic
target for making it happen.

Create statements in the present tense: positive affirmations
work by making your subconscious mind believe that these
statements are a reality. So if your goal is to be the managing
director of your company, instead of saying, I want to be the
managing director or I will be the managing director, say I AM
the managing director of my company.

Create positive statements: positive affirmations are about
exactly that, being positive. So when once you've decided on
your goals make sure your statements are about what you DO want
to happen instead of what you DON'T. For example, I don't want
to be poor is a negative statement. Translate this to, I am
abundantly wealthy, or I attract money everyday.

Repetition: your subconscious mind learns about reality by
repetition. By repeating each affirmation three times as you
look into the mirror the message becomes increasingly powerful.

Saying them aloud: the first time you stand in front of the
mirror and say positive statements aloud you may feel slightly
uncomfortable, but very quickly it will become part of your
daily routine, just like cleaning your teeth. By saying your
affirmations aloud this enables you to hear them as well as
think them, increasing their power.

Stand in front of the mirror: once again, seeing yourself say
these statements aloud increases their power.

Add visuals: place post-it notes around your mirror to remind
you of your statements, making them one of the first things you
see when you wake up in the morning.

Focus on the words: positive affirmations need to be said with
meaning and your full attention. Focus all your energy and
desire into saying them.

Pick short statements: they will be easier to remember and
pack a more forceful punch.

Positive Affirmations to Kick-Start Your Day!
Making positive affirmations as soon as you wake up is a
powerful tool for achieving your goals. If the first thing you
do every morning is set your mind to positive thinking, instead
of letting it wander through stressful worries about the day and
negative thought patterns, you're giving your mind the boost it
needs to be positive about the whole day.

As you look in the mirror, focus on your magnificence and
really marvel at your brilliance as a human being.

Here are some examples of positive affirmations which you can
use every morning:

* I am abundantly wealthy
* I am healthy and happy
* I have the perfect job for me
* I am successful in everything I do
* I attract the right opportunities to enable me to manifest my
dreams
* I have a peaceful and calm mind
* Everything I do attracts wealth and prosperity
* I have unlimited energy and one hundred percent health
* Money flows to me like a river
* I get richer by the day

About The Author: Thomas Herold is the founder and CEO of Dream
Manifesto. The quantum method for manifesting your dreams. To
learn more about creating your dreams with the Dream
Manifestation Wizard software visit:
http://www.dreammanifesto.com

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08/24/09

Permalink 03:37:30 pm, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 650 words   English (US)

How to Become a Deliberate Creator

Anyone can become a deliberate creator, able to manifest in
their universe what they need at the time that they need it.
That sounds like a totally mind-blowing statement, but once you
understand The Law of Attraction it really is not. We are all
attracting people, things and situations through our thoughts,
actions and beliefs. By becoming conscious of your thoughts you
focus your intent and are able to become a deliberate creator.

Becoming a deliberate creator begins with intent. Intent is a
fancy word simply for focus and your thoughts. So if your
thought is "I would like a coffee" then you need to focus your
entire being on this thought of wanting a coffee. Imagine what
it would be like to hold that delicious hot coffee. Enjoy the
smells and aroma. Make your visualization powerful; adding every
emotion and good thought you can have about how having that
coffee would make you feel. Then take a sip! Doesn't it taste
amazing?

To create, you also need to have the belief that you can
create. Do you believe that you can have this coffee? Do you
believe that it is within your reach? Do you think something or
someone would prevent you from having a coffee? Do you think
your cousin, the passionate "water only" person is going to
emerge from out of nowhere and going to throw it down the sink?

While this example of creation may seem a little silly, I am
using the coffee on purpose: most people can easily see
themselves having a cup of coffee. A coffee at Starbucks is
going to cost you a few dollars. At Mom's it is free and
probably comes with a bit of nagging, but hey, everything has
its cost! But in order to create, you need to have that belief
that you deserve and can obtain what you would like to create.
If there is any doubt in your mind about you not being able to
create it, then you need to work on that belief system before
you start to create.

That belief system is going to block your receiving what you so
desperately want. It is like you are placing the order with the
waiter for the coffee and then you are telling the waiter "no,
on second thought -- I don't want it, thanks anyway!" You need
to stop yourself from canceling your own order.

The next step is receiving what you are creating. You need to
be open to receive. Now some people are very comfortable giving
gifts, but when it comes to be their turn to receive, they
squirm and say "oh, you don't have to get me anything!" That's a
good example of someone who is blocking what they could receive.
You don't want to block the gifts of the universe. If you are
asking for something as a deliberate creator, then you don't
want to not receive it. That simply does not make sense. Yet
there are some people who do have problems with the receiving
part.

The final step is saying "thank you" for what you have been
given. It is very important to express gratitude. As a matter of
fact, an excellent way to increase your abundance in your life
if you feel any type of lack, is to begin to give thanks for
what you already have.

You will certainly feel a rush of positive energy and continue
to be blessed by the universe as you create more abundance in
your life. So if you have had success with the other steps,
don't forget to give thanks for what you have received as a
deliberate creator because we do not create alone. We create
with the help of the Universe.

About The Author, Gary Evans: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/report/

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07/24/09

Permalink 05:22:58 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], 980 words   English (US)

Women Entrepreneurs: Grow Your Business Without Hiring Employees

Susan L Reid
If you're like most solo entrepreneurs, you're running a
business that is primarily a party of one. One-person
businesses are very common, especially for women.

It's not that women aren't thinking big in terms of
dollars; it's that they are not so big on managing people.
Instead, they'd rather focus on their passion and on
getting their passion-turned-product or -service out into
the market to make other people's lives better. Because of
this, most women don't seriously consider growing their
business beyond the solo point.

Think for a minute of what it would be like for you as a
woman business owner to be happily focused on your
passion-turned-product while pulling in $1 million a year.
For many people?¬not only women?¬this would be a
perfect life. It certainly was the motivating factor for me!

Too often, though, because women are reluctant to hire even
a few, part-time employees, they end up focusing less and
less on their passion-turned-product and more and more on
managing ?the thousands.? Thousands of what? Thousands of
emails, calls, requests, details, interruptions,
breakdowns, and other things that solo entrepreneurs have
to focus on each day just to keep their businesses running.

Turning Employees into Teams

Let's consider the phrase "hiring employees." How would it
feel if you reframed this phrase, changing "hiring
employees" to "building a team?" Doesn't "building a team"
feel much more expansive and exciting than "hiring
employees?" It certainly does to me.

Enterprising women entrepreneurs think in terms of building
teams. That's because women are natural collaborators. They
instinctively move away from the practice of hiring
employees because of its top-down leadership implications.

Building a team is a collaborative leadership model that
many women easily embrace. Women know the richness of
relationships that will result from like-minded people
teaming up and putting their heads together to achieve a
common goal.

That's why enterprising entrepreneurs build teams to manage
the day-to-day activities of their businesses and also
build partnerships with professional advisors to help them
make the most of their personal and business potential.

The Enterprising Entrepreneur Team Does building a team
sound as good to you as it did to me when I first started
thinking about taking my business to the next level? If so,
I bet you're wondering whom you'll need to have on your
management team, and whom you'll need to have on your
professional advisory board. Your enterprising entrepreneur
team should include the following:

1. You

Your team starts with you at the top. You are the Chief
Executive Officer of your business. Yes, the CEO. If you're
thinking about taking your solo business to the next level,
the first thing you'll need to do is start thinking like
the CEO of your enterprise.

You don't have to be running a big business to think like a
CEO. Just reframe the term CEO so that it works for the
enterprising entrepreneur. When you do, then the CEO
becomes the top-level woman responsible for the operations
of her business. For the operations of her business. Not
for operating her business. Instead of doing it all, you'll
be putting a team together who will manage the operations
of your business for you.

Are you clear on that difference?

2. Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants now become your management team. I
recommend placing two of them on your team. You'll need one
to manage the administrative aspects of your business and
the other to manage the technical.

How many hours they work each month and what they manage is
entirely up to you. Consider starting with 10 hours per
week and increase it from there as you become more
comfortable having them on your team. Soon, you will see
how freeing and necessary it is to have them, not you,
manage the thousands of details that come across your desk
each month. That's what I did.

3. Professional Strategists

You probably already have a working relationship with the
three main people who will make up your professional
advisory team: your tax advisor, insurance advisor, and
legal advisor. Most women entrepreneurs have a CPA in place
to do their personal and business taxes, an insurance agent
in place for their car, home, life, and business insurance,
and an attorney in place for their personal and business
legalities.

The next step to becoming an enterprising entrepreneur is
to turn these business advisors into your business
strategists. Instead of meeting with them once a year to
get your taxes done, to review your policies, or when
questions come up, meet with them more often.

Begin this week. Make an appointment with each of them to
talk about your business. Share your vision and plan for
your business and inform them that they are now on your
team. Let them know that you'll be meeting with them
quarterly to discuss your business and strategize about its
growing needs. If you are a solo entrepreneur thinking
about taking your business to the next level, a little
reframing of your thinking is in order. First take full
responsibility as CEO for the operations of your business.
Then gather the right people around you to support your
success. Rather than having to ?hire employees?, focus
instead on ?building a team.? Follow the suggestions in
this article and you will soon have the three key team
components necessary for taking your solo business to the
next level. Start now to become the enterprising
entrepreneur you know you can be.

About the Author:

Susan L. Reid works with women starting up home-based
businesses for the very first time who are feeling both
excited and overwhelmed at the prospect and haven't a clue
where to begin. If you are ready to take the first steps
toward owning your own business, get instant access to your
own free PDF copy of "Doing What You Love: Multiple Streams
of Passion" at http://www.SuccessfulSmallBizOwners.com

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07/22/09

Permalink 09:37:32 am, Categories: News, 604 words   English (US)

Real Estate Investors: Using the Internet to Spread the Word to Private Lenders

The Internet is a fantastic way to spread the word about
your real estate services, however you must have some
knowledge of Internet marketing and a good sense of proper
"netiquette" or else you can get yourself into trouble.

You can spread the word through social networking sites
like Twitter or Facebook. However, I strongly urge you to
simply offer to provide educational information and do NOT
make an offer to borrow money through Internet sources.
Advertising directly through the Internet will attract
attention from your state SEC department and I assure you
that this is not the attention you want to attract.

Strategies for Spreading the Word

Here are some effective strategies for spreading the word
on the Internet about your real estate services:

Social Media: You can spread the word about your real
estate services by signing up for an account on social
media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Start by
offering free advice on real estate investing and this will
help you form your own group and begin to build members.

Once you have an audience then you can casually talk about
your company and the services you provide and network with
potential clients that will be interested in investing in
your real estate deal.

Set up a Blog: Blogging allows you to market yourself as
often as you wish because it is considered your own
publication. If you choose this method to market your real
estate services, be sure to strike a good balance between
offering quality advice and resources and marketing your
services. Remember not to use the blog to make offers to
private lenders.

You can set up a blog for free by logging onto Google,
creating an account and then clicking on "Blogger" from
your account dashboard. Additionally, the blog also
supports RSS news feeds that you can use to notify your
audience by email with recent updates you have created in
your blog.

Establish a Website: Establishing a website to display
your products and services is very important. Especially
if you are going to be using some of the strategies
discussed above, because people online will always ask you
for your website URL. Your website URL is essentially your
business card for the Internet.

Pay-Per-Click Advertising: Setting up a pay-per-click
advertising campaign is a great way to immediately receive
highly targeted traffic to your website who will be
interested in your real estate products and services. This
is because a pay-per-click campaign allows you to research
your market before you advertise. You only pay for the
traffic you receive to your website, unlike advertising in
a newspaper publication that targets a general audience.

This is a very cost effective way of spreading the word
about your services and best of all, the traffic is
targeted. You can access pay-per-click through the Google
account described above.

Create a Podcast: Create an educational series on real
estate investment in the form of a podcast that reinforces
your expertise in your field. You can also create podcasts
that feature any new products and services that you have
recently added to your business. Offer your series for
free or inquire about featuring it in the Apple iTunes
store.

About the Author:

I invite you to learn more about Private Lending and get my
new FREE 20-page eBook titled "Discover the Secrets of How
to Fund Your Real Estate Deals with Private Lenders!" by
clicking here
http://realestatewealthtoday.com/FREE-eBook.html .
Mike Lautensack is a full-time real estate entrepreneur and
creator of the Private Lending Presentation Kit. To learn
more go to
http://realestatewealthtoday.com/Private-Lending-Presentatio
n-Kit.html .

Michel Lautensack

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07/21/09

Permalink 05:13:10 pm, Categories: Announcements [A], 590 words   English (US)

Public Speaking - How to use Visual Aids for More Effective Presentations

In public speaking the primary method of getting ideas
across will be through the auditory sense of the audience.
However, visual aids make a speech more interesting for the
audience and more effective when used well. They provide an
interesting variety from so many words. By using visual
aids you are engaging another of the audience's senses.

In recent years one particular visual aid has been
extensively used (and possibly overused) and that is the
power point presentation. If used well it adds to the
effectiveness of the speech or presentation. Other visual
aids that can be used effectively in public speaking are
video clips, whiteboards, flipcharts, models, objects,
pictures etc.

To get the best out of the using visual aids apply the
following techniques;-

1. The visual aid should help to make a difficult subject
clear and easily understood. For example, when a high
school boy was explaining jet propulsion he used a toy
balloon. He blew it up and let it go and said "jet
propulsion works like that."

2. The concept or information being portrayed must be
quickly taken in and grasped by the audience. For
powerpoint slides this means they should be uncluttered and
not filled with too many words.

3. All the audience should be able to be see the visual aid
at the same time. Before the audience arrives try sitting
where your listeners will be sitting to ensure they can see
from the floor. If you are using an object and holding it
up - be bold and do not half hide it in your hands or clasp
it to your chest.

4. Speak to the audience and not to the visual aid.
Inanimate objects have yet to act upon anything said to
them. While writing on a whiteboard, flipchart or
blackboard keep your back away from the audience as much as
possible. Also when using powerpoint slides they should
contain a few points outlined, not the whole speech and not
be read word for word.

5. Visual aids can be used to help steady nerves as they
can give your hands something to do - writing, drawing or
holding something up for the audience to see. Naturally
once you have finished talking about an "object" it should
be put down. Similarly with powerpoint you could consider
blanking the screen when you have finished with a slide.

6. The visual aids should be completely planned for the
situation. Practice with the aids to make sure they fit
with your speech and can be worked in naturally.

7. The visual aids selected should make the ideas being
presented clear, vivid and effective. Spare no effort to
find aids that will support the points being presented.
Carefully think through the aids to be used to support the
ideas being presented.

8. Be prepared. When using video clips, powerpoint etc
check that they work before you start to present by going
through a dry run before the audience get there. It will
also pay to know any technical staff at the event or
meeting as you will need their help during the speech,
especially if the unexpected happens.

In public speaking your audience will give you a million
silent thanks if you use your visual aids effectively. Use
them to support your speech not to give your speech.
Choosing aids wisely that support and illustrate your
speech will greatly increase the effectiveness of your
public speaking.

About the Author, Edward Hope:

Be more effective in your public speaking and conversations
with "The Art of Great Conversation." To claim your free
preview visit http://www.SelfConfidentSpeaking.com

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07/20/09

Permalink 10:02:10 am, Categories: News, 546 words   English (US)

Social Lead Management: Building Great Customer Experience

When most companies sign up for lead management software or
CRM they are typically thinking about increasing their
sales numbers. And in most cases these companies will
greatly benefit from the use of this type of software. But
do they ever think of the benefit of the customer?

Lead management is known for its benefit of delivering
speed and urgency that often brings companies to landing a
deal. Yet lead management can make a major impact on
customer experience. Why is lead management critical to
Customer Experience Management (CEM)? The Key is you can
make lead management social and that creates real
experiences!

Responsive First Contact

A lot of Customers have been mistreated on the Internet.
Most consumers have become comfortable to expect little or
no response from Internet inquiries. This presents a major
opportunity for your sales team.

Lead management can ensure that your sales is immediately
responding to every sales inquiry. Not only are you
guaranteed to be more responsive, you are certain to be
first. This is a very important distinction when every
competitor is only a click away on the Internet.

Consistent Follow-Up

Making initial contact is only one step in the process of
closing a deal. In most cases sales are not made on a
single sales call. It is the process of building trust and
a relationship that gets the first deal and hopefully
future deals.

The only way to get that trust and relationship evolved
into a sale is to follow-up. Unfortunately, this is the
number one cause of losses. Simply not making that second
and third call is the difference between winning and losing.

Lead management allows you to automate the follow-up
process. This makes your customer feel like they are the
only one in your sales pipeline--after all, "you seem so on
top of things."

Trust Building Follow-Through

Good contact management processes also reinforces your
trust-building. Relationships are built on little promises
made and kept along the way.

Knowing where you are in a sales cycle and what you told
the customer at the last meeting is the key. Your sales
process should have a lock-tight approach to notes and
ticklers. Your customer should not have to contact you to
remind you of anything.

The more proactive you appear the stronger that trust
becomes and the more profitable the customer becomes, now
and in the future.

After Sale Relationships

The sense of urgency to make contact, follow-up, and keep
promises are the keys to landing the deal. However, if you
want to create an enormously profitable sales practice you
need to shake hands with the customer after the sale. Your
sales process should have a thank-you after each sale and a
regular: "How are things going--what can I do to make you
more successful?" conversation.

Lead management keeps you on top of all your customers and
clients. Customers will enjoy the experience that you give
them and you will continue to build business with them.

Building great customer experience is the core value
proposition of a lead management system. Start using lead
management software today and enjoy a more profitable sales
pipeline.

About the Author:

Give your clients a great experience and build a profitable
sales pipeline with http://www.kaleidico.com lead
management software.

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07/19/09

Permalink 09:37:04 am, Categories: News, 568 words   English (US)

Information Marketing - Building Reputation

Marketing is a continuing process which deals with the
planning, designing and developing of marketing ideas, products
or services to generate exchange among organizations and
individuals. As a matter of fact, it includes advertising,
distribution and the selling of products or services. It also
deals with providing both the customer's needs and wants. But
customers do business from those they trust. It is important to
impart some basic knowledge and information to your valued
customers about your product or service to instill trust.
Furthermore, useful information is vital in building a business
reputation, attracting more customers, and securing a position.

Information marketing is not a new thing in business,
especially in the marketing world. Articles are used by some
magazines as a form of information dissemination as well as to
sell advertising. On the other hand, the Internet has a plethora
of information whether it's about us, checklists, directories,
how-to's, and statistics tabs and pages to attract more and more
readers.

Let's say for example, an IT firm might offer to its customers
a set of software whitepapers, a report, a list of keyboard
shortcuts, or even a glossary of terms. The information that can
be included range from a simple article to a more serious
statistical software program. You might provide tips to the most
appropriate topic brought up by your customers. You can utilize
this reference information as a tool. This will help your
customers determine the information they want to refer and visit
your site many times over.

Make your information universally acceptable and usable. Ensure
that you include information that is of interest to your
customers. Furthermore, make your information simple, concise
and specific. A certain product will be remarkable and memorable
if you lay down information which tells your customer what is in
it for them, how they can obtain it and of course the trends of
the market.

Lastly, always make sure that you have included at least one
sales pitch or next step to engage your customers. The goal is
to educate, encourage and engage the customer.

Always provide unique and specific information exclusively for
your customers. There are several sources available if you are
having a hard time figuring out on how to create information
marketing. You can ask help to your trade organizations or even
to the manufacturers of your products. You can employ a
researcher and copywriter. Whichever way you develop your
material, be careful in utilizing the ideas and information.
Make sure all the information that you provide is free of
copyrights and you are authorized to use the information.

Information marketing is not that difficult to do but you will
need to put your heart and mind to it. You can definitely market
your products and services through information which will then
lead to a good reputation. This will put you as an expert in
your field and everyone wants to buy from a leader in the
market. Just stay focus on the quality of your information and
speak to your customer's needs.

About The Author: Jeff Beale is a marketing consultant with
Jazar Dezign, a marketing firm that provides search engine
optimization, web design, search engine marketing, and other
Internet marketing services. Visit his blog at
http://www.searchenginenewswatch.com and the company site at
http://www.jazardezign.com.

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07/18/09

Permalink 09:37:01 am, Categories: News, 686 words   English (US)

How to Make Money Blogging - 2 Secrets to Help You Through Retirement

How to make money blogging? Hey, many of us over 45 may seem
old and on the verge of toppling over from the perspective of
the youthful Web 2.0-ers, but some of us do actually know how to
earn money on the internet!

In fact, many of us have quite a serious incentive to know
what's going for what in the world of Internet Marketing, for
the simple reason that we ARE nearly keeling over, and we NEED
to make a fast - and lasting - buck to provide for our upcoming
retirement...

To be more precise: we need a consistent, secure,
low-maintenance - even automated - source of income that will
outlast us in our twilight years.

Well, if you have a couple of years left till retirement and
you know how to make money blogging, it's entirely possible to
provide for a comfortable supplemental retirement income, or to
even enhance it significantly!

Here are two important methods to consider:

1. Start blogging for AdSense dollars

Start a niche site using one of the blogging programs
available, such as WordPress. The advantage of using something
like WordPress is that it's free, you can install it on your
domain within minutes, and there are Adsense ready templates
available to add ads automatically to your blog.

If you do some research, you will find many, many profitable
topics to write about. Try doing product reviews for items that
are in great demand. These will always attract lots of
advertising for your AdSense income.

If you post and promote your articles regularly for a year or
two, you will receive a steadily growing income that will
eventually require very little maintenance, and that can sustain
you for a long time, while you happily go on your world cruises!

Don't know how to blog? You will find lots of info on the web
to make it quite easy to teach yourself blogging! Before you
know it, you will be an expert on how to make money blogging.

2. Start an opt in email list

While a blogging site with AdSense income can provide a really
good long term passive income, it is always good to spread your
risks, especially when it comes to retirement! One of the best
retirement assets you could build up is probably an opt in email
list, or a double opt in leads list, as it is also called.

The idea behind this method is that you will have a ready
market at your (arthritic!?) fingertips for a long time to come.
Once you have a good list of say a couple of thousand leads, you
can market affiliate products to them as often as you need to
supplement your retirement income.

How does it work? A very effective way to build an opt in email
list is to set up a squeeze page on your site. This can be done
within a few minutes if you use one of the many available
templates specially prepared for this purpose. The squeeze page
captures the contact details of your visitors, mostly by
offering them some kind of bonus in return.

You also need to set up an autoresponder follow-up system which
sends out information and offers at regular intervals - all of
this can be fully automated to leave you the freedom of enjoying
your walks or books or the visits from the grandchildren!

Now, just settle in and drive traffic to your squeeze page and
see your list grow over time!

If you stick it out diligently for a couple of years, you will
be surprised at the income stream you have at your disposal for
those lazy years ahead! Who knows, once you discover how to make
money blogging, retiring may not seem like such an inviting
prospect after all...

About The Author, Neels Theron: http://www.WebAdjust.com/build-your-list/ - Download a new free ebook where a well-known internet marketer
will show you exactly how to build your opt in list and very
soon make at least $1000 a month online - without a product of
your own!

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07/17/09

Permalink 09:37:58 am, Categories: News, 1017 words   English (US)

3 Mistakes Guaranteed to Increase Your College Costs

Copyright (c) 2009 Marc R. Hill
Affording College

After facing the monumental task of visiting college campus after
college campus, prodding your soon-to-be college student to write
those essays and meet those deadlines, filling out applications,
pulling mountains of financial data together, completing FAFSA
and Profile questionnaires, and overcoming the initial shock of
your Expected Family Contribution, you wait. And you wait. And
you wait some more. Until, finally, college award letters arrive
in your mailbox.

After analyzing the award letters, regaining consciousness and
swallowing hard in disbelief at the actual cost of a higher
education, you, like many parents, needlessly settle for paying
"full price" for your child's education.

Believe it or not, the decision to reduce your college expenses
is entirely in your hands. While it's commonly believed that
there's nothing you can do to reduce these expenses, as a
financial planner and as a parent, I can assure you that the
strategies not only exist, but they're also very effective.

But on the flip side of the college funding coin, there are some
pricey mistakes that any parent can make. Let's take a look at
three mistakes that are guaranteed to keep your college expenses
sky high.

Mistake # 1 - Assuming That Your Award Letter Is Set In Stone.

Fact: Your initial award letter from colleges is not set in
stone. How is this possible? Well, there are a few different
factors that can affect the figures you initially receive.

Often, students who have been accepted at and have sent in their
deposit to one school actually end up attending another school.
When this happens, the school, having already budgeted for the
size of the incoming class, is now faced with a decision about
how they're going to fill those vacant seats. At this point,
they become more willing to sweeten the deal for certain students
and provide better financial packages in order to maintain
enrollment goals.

Additionally, schools will rank potential students from a
desirability standpoint - they claim they don't, but believe me,
they do! Your student will fall someplace in this "pecking
order." Financial Aid packages are customized with this ranking
system in mind and award letters are sent with stated deadlines
for acceptance.

Keep in mind that not all students who are above yours in this
order will end up at this institution. I dare say that most
won't, which leaves a potential opening for you. How? Well,
doesn't it make sense that if candidates who are placed higher
in the food chain decline the offer to attend, that more money is
potentially available to be applied to your favorite candidate?

Mistake # 2 - Not Understanding The "Early Decision"
Application Process.

Under the early decision application process, your student agrees
to a binding commitment if the college accepts your child and
offers an adequate financial aid package. Although your child may
apply to other colleges through the standard application process,
if your child is accepted by the "early decision" institution,
your child must then withdraw all other applications.

So, how can the early decision process cost you big bucks? Let's
try looking at this from a different perspective. Imagine you are
currently in the market for a new car. You know exactly what
make, model, color and all the little goodies that you want in
order for it to be for a successful purchase.

You then stroll into your neighborhood car dealership, let them
know all of your requirements and conclude by saying, "I am
going to buy the car today, you're basically the only dealership
I am going to, and dog-gone-it, I want your best price."

By applying "early decision," you are basically informing the
college that they have no competition. So, unless your student
meets all of their desired requirements, you may be leaving money
on the table.

If you decide to pursue "early decision," make sure you have a
complete understanding of your rights and obligations as they
pertain to that particular institution. Also understand what
constitutes an "adequate financial aid package" so that there
are no surprises.

Keep the competition alive and consider an "early action"
application - your savings may be considerable.

Mistake # 3 - Not Developing A Relationship With The Financial
Aid Office.

Most parents and students lack an understanding of the
relationship they should develop with financial aid officers and
the role that the financial aid office can play in reducing
college costs.

First of all, it is very important that you establish a personal
relationship with the aid office at your potential schools. The
old saying, "It's easier to help someone you know than a
stranger" certainly applies.

Second, you should understand that college financial aid is big
business and that the goal of each individual financial aid
office is to meet enrollment goals set by the institution with
the best "fit" student at the least cost to that university.

That being said, the Director of Financial Aid has broad
discretion when it comes to adjustments made to your financial
aid application. This is referred to as "professional judgment"
and allows the officer to change items as he or she deems fit in
order to more accurately reflect your financial situation.

Special circumstances include such things as one-time bonuses,
loss of employment, disability and large medical expenses. Be
sure and document these expenses and notify your financial aid
office of these special circumstances as they occur.

So, yes, we all make mistakes. And with a monumental and often
confusing task like college financial planning, it's especially
hard not to trip, slip up and flub now and then. But with careful
planning and an understanding of how the college financial aid
system works, you can avoid the mistakes that mean the difference
between saving big bucks and breaking the bank.

----------------------------------------------------------
Marc R. Hill founder of Reduce My College Costs, LLC a financial
planner by training now works full-time as a publisher and coach
to educate families about ways to dramatically cut college costs.
Hill publishes a free monthly e-newsletter, the "College Savings
Tip Sheet." New subscribers receive two issues of Hill's monthly
eight page subscription newsletter, "Affording College." =>
http://www.reducemycollegecosts.com

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07/16/09

Permalink 09:37:48 am, Categories: News, 1323 words   English (US)

Negotiation and Strategy

by Craig Lock

Submitter's Note:

I collected these notes from Brian Tracy's series of excellent tapes on 'The Psychology of Management' during my previous corporate career (many many "moons" ago). So am sharing a bit of the content (in note form) in the spirit of helping others to make the most of themselves, no matter your area of endeavour. Thank you, Brian for this most valuable material you have developed in your life's work...which I'm passing on in this article.

craig

NEGOTIATION and STRATEGY (from 'The Psychology of Management' by Brian Tracy - Part One)

Ten Steps to the Process of Successful Negotiation

Our ability in life often depends upon our ability to negotiate successfully...in your best interests.

21 important Ideas you can use to get better deals?

Here are ten of them (for "starters")...

Although people are different, everyone wants the same thing (just in different priorities). Things like: security, comfort, love, respect and fulfilment (yes, even children)

Negotiation is a skill: You can work on it and get better at it.. and so be more in control of your destiny.

Principle no 1:

EVERYTHING is negotiable. All prices are arbitrary - they can be adjusted. Always look for ways to improve the deal - eg. get something cheaper, faster, "add ons" (more thrown in), etc.

The key message in negotiation: Ask for what you DO want. Don't have a fear of the word "No", ie. rejection. Keep asking for a better deal...and you'll eventually get it. You can always improve the offering. Ask "Why, why not".

Don't be too serious. Treat negotiations as "just a GAME, FUN".

2. Always remember, the purpose of negotiations is to reach an agreement. Then all parties must be satisfied with their needs met; so they feel better off. Then participants will be internally committed to fulfil their commitments to the other party (or parties). True measure of success is being willing to enter future negotiations... additional transactions.

The process always has a beginning, a middle and an end. It starts with developing relationships (preferably ongoing).

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NEGOTIATION STYLES:

1. Win-lose

2 Lose-win

3. Lose-lose (both not happy with the deal)

4. Compromise, where some needs are met, but others are not

5. NO deal, where the parties are too far apart- can't come to an agreement.

6. WIN-WIN: The strongest and best position, where all parties are happy, satisfied and fulfilled. And are willing to enter into further dealings.

NB: A critical element in negotiation is POWER. The more POWER you hold in the negotiations, you more likely you are to get a sartisfactory result - the one you really want.

Note: This is to do with perception of power - not the power itself.

What gives power? Elements, like scarcity (of the product or service), indifference give bargaining power.

In negotiations, the parties need the authority to make decisions on behalf of their organization (or country or constituents).

Courage to take a strong position and even walk away from negotiations, if need be. The power of commitment. A commitment to doing the very best deal possible.

The power of expertise: the person with the greatest knowledge of the needs of the other person gives a negotiator tremendous power. Empathy also gives power... as long as it's genuine, ie honest empathy. It's a matter of establishing identification with the other person - a warm relationship, where both parties WIN.

The power of knowing the needs of the other person. The power of rewards and punishments (financial) makes a person more likely to do business.

The power of investment: for the time and effort put in ("the more, the better").

All serious negotiators must have the power, the authority and the ability to help the other party get something they want, to benefit in some way, or even to punish. Ask yourself the question: "How can I increase my perceived power?"

5. Emotions are a key factor in negotiating. Keep your emotions out of the negotiations and in check to do the best deal. Bad emotions are greed, fear and anger and will negatively impact interaction. Don't manipulate others.

DESIRE is the key factor in determining the course and outcome to negotiations: How badly do you want it? How well do you express what you desire? This will determine your power.

What will the worst possible outcome be. Prepare your mind for not getting what you want? What is your worst possible outcome? Will it kill you?

Letting it pass: If the deal collapses, say "So what!" Practice detachment - like the Buddhists do. Don't get emotionally involved - gives the person a position of strength.

Time and timing are key elements in the process. The urgency or lack of urgency to conclude a deal. The less urgent negotiator has a stronger hand. Create urgency. How? Perceptions of scarcity, price going up creates strength. The Japanese say "denial is the cruelest form of delay."

The Importance of Timing: "The 80/20 Rule" is the key; The last 20 percent of the negotiations will deal with the key issues and the value of the negotiations. The other 80 percent is pre-amble and preparing to negotiate. You rarely make a breakthrough early on in the process.

7. Options = freedom: You are only as free as the various options you develop. Develop alternative courses of action... to move negotiatians ahead - the more the better.

8. KNOW precisely WHAT YOU WANT. Don't have a vague idea. THINK it, the process through in advance. Clarify, then write it down: What would your ideal outcome be? Discuss with someone else.

Always bargain for the best. What is the best you can reasonably ask for? What is the worst outcome for you? Have an ultimate "fall-back" position. Begin negotiations slightly above your very best outcome.

What is an acceptable deal to you, where you'll be happy? What is the worst thing that can happen to you?

The person who knows clearly what they want has a tremendous advantage in negotiations. CLARITY is the key.

9. PREPARATION: 80 percent is the preparation you do. Firstly, DEFINE your purpose. Issues like:

* What is the subject of the meeting?

* What to include/exclude on the agenda?

* What are the areas of conflict (or perceived conflict)?

* What are the starting positions of the parties?

What do you want to accomplish? Be clear about your goals? Then it's easy to convey, to communicate them... and move forwards and backwards. NB: Be open and FLEXIBLE.

10. Most important of all is the DESIRE, the strong WILL to enter negotiations and get a "WIN-WIN" solution between the parties. To reach a happy compromise.

Be happy and have fun in your negotiations... and in the entire journey of life .

Shared by Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder, as he slides down the razor-blade of life" )

PPS: The seed of an idea just came to me... why couldn't the same negotiating strategies and principles, the business model (or template) that Brian Tracy advocates be used by world leaders to help solve the many rather serious conflicts around the globe today. Israel and Palestine, even Iran... perhaps??

About the Submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate, uplift, empower and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives. Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at: www.creativekiwis.com www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.craiglockbooks.com
http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html + http://www.myspace.com/writercraig
"Blessed are the Peacemakers, because they'll achieve plenty of Frequent Flyer points."

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, uplift, empower, and encourage to reach their fullest potentials."

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED (with acknowledgment to Brian Tracy, please)

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Affirmations as a Manifesting Tool"

I have to say that affirmations are a personal favorite
manifesting tool. Once you start to use affirmations, you
realize just how easy they are, and what an affect they can have
on your life.

An affirmation is simply a positive statement. You can create
an affirmation about just about anything -- from your
relationships, career, money/abundance, home, creativity,
success and any other issue you could imagine. We all have
different desires and your affirmations are certainly going to
be different from someone else's.

But most importantly, affirmations are not just about achieving
your intentions.

Affirmations can be about changing the negative beliefs that
have stood in the way of your being able to manifest your
heart's desire for so long. If there is something that you have
longed to manifest and you are having trouble creating it, using
an affirmation to help change your beliefs can have a powerful
effect. We talk to ourselves in so many ways. Just think of how
many things others have said to us that we "carry" around with
us: our parents, friends, coworkers and teachers. These things
they have said have shaped how we react to the world around us.
By changing these beliefs, we have the power to change our
reaction to the world around us and change what the world gives
us. It is an amazing, mind-blowing thought for many.

Just think if your teachers always said "you are not good in
math" then you probably have thought that math was not a good
subject for you. You also have probably not given it a lot of
energy. By creating an affirmation "I have strong mathematical
ability" you can open a deeper awareness to your own potential
to do mathematical problems. You probably aren't as challenged
in math as you think you are, but by thinking you are, you make
it much more difficult than it could be. Using an affirmation
helps to change this belief.

They say that it takes twenty-one days for a habit to become
part of your life. So saying your affirmations on a regular
basis can only benefit you. There is no hard and fast rule about
saying them for twenty-one days. You may find some of them you
need to say for much longer periods and others you need to say
for shorter periods. Say an affirmation for as long as you feel
you need to. It is best to say an affirmation several times in
one sitting and to say it several times each day. This helps it
to truly sink into your conscious, subconscious and every level.

All affirmations need to be positive statements as if the
situation is occurring right now. So it is not that something is
coming to you, it is as if it is happening now or has already
happened. So if you want to be pregnant you do not affirm "I
will get pregnant" you affirm "I am pregnant." Affirmations do
not need to be long to be successful. The best affirmations are
phrases that are comfortable for you to say. If an affirmation
is too long then you may get tired of saying it. It needs to be
language that you would comfortably use in your daily life. Take
the time to word your affirmations so they best suit your needs.

About The Author, Gary Evans: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

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07/15/09

Permalink 09:37:24 am, Categories: News, 491 words   English (US)

Important Step For Beginners To Take To Earn Online Income

Many beginners try many different programs when they first
try to earn an income online. Here we talk about how you
can narrow down your choice of programs so you choose the
best online income opportunity for you.

For any beginner, the most important step you can take is
to identify why you want to earn an income online. We are
not talking about a long list of goals here, just one very
strong reason why.

When you have discovered the reason why you want to earn an
income online then it will be much easier for you to focus
on finding the best way to achieve it. As there are so many
different ways to earn and income on the internet you do
not want to waste time and money trying different things
that you may not succeed at.

As a beginner to internet marketing you are probably not
aware of the different ways to earn online income. As an
example if you want to earn say $150 to $300 extra on a
monthly basis rather than starting an online business
consider taking online surveys or doing data entry. You are
mostly trading your time for dollars with these types of
extra income opportunities.

However, if your goal is to create a long-term income and
quit your job you might want to consider starting a blog of
your own in a niche that you have a passion for. There are
many people who are earning a full time income online as
bloggers even though for the first few months blogging they
never made a dollar.

They were not that concerned because they really enjoyed
writing about their passion and posting on their blog on a
regular basis. Due to the fact that the search engines love
unique content these blogs started to appear high up in the
search engine rankings which attracted free targeted
traffic.

They then capitalized on the large volume of traffic by
selling advertising space on their blogs thereby developing
an income stream. If they had not identified why they
wanted to earn online income initially, this never would
have been possible.

You will find that the reasons why people want to earn an
income online are numerous. Some have already lost their
job and need to make an income, others plan on quitting
their job in the near future, many are planning ahead to be
able to send a child to university and the most common
reason today for many is just being able to pay their
monthly bills and feed their family.

As a beginner, once you have taken the most important step
of identifying why you want to earn online income then you
can decide on how you are going to achieve it.

About the Author:

Cynthia Minnaar, the owner of http://www.cyns-home-biz.com/
runs her online business full-time from home. For a variety
of ways to earn online income visit:
http://www.cyns-home-biz.com/

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Permalink 03:37:46 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 561 words   English (US)

The Speed of the Law of Attraction

I get asked a lot about how fast the manifestation process is.
Well, there are several factors involved but it obviously varies
from person to person and how much energy they're putting into
their manifestation processes.

If you didn't get very excited about your visualization then
you may want to find an item that does get you more excited to
visualize and think about.

Maybe you did get a lot of emotion into your visualization but
nothing has happened yet?

Let me ask you something...

Every time that you ask "where's my stuff?", what are you
sending out to the universe?

Are you sending out thoughts of abundance and prosperity?
Or are you sending out thoughts of lack and not having
something?
Are you feeling good when you say that?
Or do you feel bad?

When you take score of where you're at, you give your attention
to what you don't want, thus it will hold you back and won't
manifest because you're sending mixed signals. One moment you're
in alignment with what you want, the next you're not. If you
spend more time in alignment with what you want than being
aligned with what you don't want then you'll see manifestation
occur.

When? I can't tell you exactly. The universe operates in
mysterious ways. I've had manifestations occur in as little as
an hour and some have taken a year to manifest. It's all about
what message you continually send out to the universe.

Good/Bad
Positive/Negative

Make sure you don't make up your emotions. They have to be
real!

You can't trick or pretend that you're happy when you're
actually not. Because the universe hears your vibration which is
predominantly influenced by what you feel - there is no way of
tricking your way out of it.

Keep up your visualizations. Feel your desire as if you've
already achieved it. Live it, breath it, smell it, taste it.
Feel as much as you can whilst visualizing.

And once you're done - don't give it another thought for that
day.
Go on with your day to day business as you would normally.

You'll soon have that manifestation show up. Just don't be too
picky about when it comes. Instead, know that it will come.

Lastly, make sure that the thing, place or person that you want
to manifest is within reasonable reaching distance. If you try
to manifest a million dollars but are not used to seeing that
amount of money, your resistance levels to receiving that amount
of money are going to very large.

That's not to say that the manifestation won't occur, but its
unlikely since you probably won't believe that its possible.

If you set your intention to receive something smaller like a
cup of coffee you've got a much better chance of seeing the
correlation between your thoughts and the manifestation since
you have very little resistance to the cup of coffee.

Sometimes, I enjoy my smaller manifestations more than bigger
or high-valued items because of the speed in which they appear
and experiencing the delight in seeing my thoughts manifest into
reality.

About The Author, Gary Evans: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

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07/14/09

Permalink 09:37:47 am, Categories: News, 1559 words   English (US)

Sharing Some Secrets of the Superachievers of this World

Submitter's Note:

Craig has been studing the amazing powers of the human mind, as well as the "secrets" of the superachievers of this world for the past two decades (now his "life-long hobby"). This article is based on a great uplifting book by an Australian, Philip Baker. I am sharing the contents of this author's work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to "super-achieve" to just GO FOR IT with all you've got. Nothing is impossible, if you earnestly desire it and work hard at achieving your dreams. Thank you sincerely, Philip for sharing your most uplifting words of wisdom in encouraging me to follow my passion and reach for my personal dreams. I in turn am passing them on through the amazing power of the 'net'.

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"Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel."

- Orison Swett Marsden

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."

- Oscar Wilde

"Racing is all I want to do. I don't have a Plan A and a Plan B."

- Mario Andretti (of the famous motor racing dynasty)

"You've got to love it with a passion that will follow you to the grave. If you don't have that, you might as well forget it, I think."

If you LOVE WHAT YOU DO, you'll have a GRAND PURPOSE for your life. The super-achiever's life then becomes focussed, with the person having the capacity to concentrate on the important things, rather than the superficial. This is a direct result of knowing where one is going - don't get side-tracked and so lose momentum.

MOTIVATIONAL: Motivation comes from having a goal that is inspirational. In turn, this causes us to focus our lives even more and gives us the energy through which we can accomplish our dreams.

"The goal becomes both the target and the fuel."

"We achieve, because we believe."

"Faith achieves the impossible."

"Great people are just ordinary people with a great amount of determination."

- anon

Greatness is often born in the cauldron of suffering and pain. It is in the hard places, the lonely places, that we discover if we really have an all-consuming purpose or sense of destiny."

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."

- Helen Keller

One must cling to the dream and with every fibre of ones being go into battle. The indomitable human spirit in triumphing over adversity comes out again and again. In one study of successful people from different walks of life, it was discovered that their problems were more severe than those of average people. One fourth had major handicaps, such as deafness, blindness or crippled limbs. Three-quarters came from broken homes or were born in abject poverty. The common thread was that their problems built an even stronger determination to overcome. They all resumed responsibility - refusing to bow down to a 'victim mentality'. Super Achievers were average people, who simply would not give up or let go of their dream - through failure after failure. Raw talent is not enough, yet simple tenacity will make the difference. A willingness to never give up was their chief aid on the pathway to success. We must learn how to face defeat without being defeated; because failure is only that once it is accepted. Zig Zigler once quipped: "The only difference between a big shot and a little shot is that the big shot kept shooting."

"You gotta to true to thyself. "I gotta be true to Ray." - Ray Charles (who sadly died the other day).

Success is not a ladder - it's a PROCESS, a journey we must all travel along, as we float down the "river of life" in our human quest for knowledge, insight and wisdom. Achievers have a positive attitude with an abundance mentality, together with:

* Faith in humanity...one's fellow man...and woman, of course! Man's greatness lies in his power of thought. "God does not hand over to us, His children, everything we desire. He gives us the tools that we require to succeed and allows us to discover for ourselves how to use them." Initiave, dreams, entrepreneurship, wisdom and persistence. Super Achievers success is God's way of helping other people. Super-achievers have an inward contentment in pursuing their over-riding goal, so they have peace of mind regarding their chosen path.

* Internal harmony with their highest values in line with one's life purpose. They keep their perspective on life, seeing life as a marathon - not a sprint.

* They know themselves and are in touch with their feelings. They are true to themselves living with integrity.

"No man is free, who is not master of himself." - Epicetus

* Focus, which produces clarity and energy

* Self growth

* Humility

* Tenacity

* Persistence

"You never really lose until you quit trying ... Trust in God, but lock your car!"

- Craig Breedlove (former US land-speed record-holder)
* Hard work

* Great motivation

* Use the technique of goal setting

* Have a grand vision

* Develop their discipline. It entails "putting in the hard yards" on the pathway to success - "no gain, no pain". "The men who try and do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."

- Lloyd James

The difference between the achiever and super-achiever is often a matter of discipline. The key to discipline is having a sense of destiny.

* They harness the energy, talents and dreams of people around them in a spirit of co-operation...and so fulfil their destinies in life.

* Humility - is not so much putting oneself down... but lifting up others. "Greatness" is what we impart to others.

"We can all be great, because we can ALL serve."

- Martin Luther King, Jnr

* Courage, which never fails to grab the heart and motivate the soul. Courage makes us stronger, braver and better people. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to face fear and say, 'Regardless of how I feel at this moment, I am going to push through to the other side.' Mahatma Gandhi's courage was evident in his persistence in imprisonment and fasting - the stamina that courage brings. Courage has been the key element in the success of many of the world's Super-Achievers.

* A creative imagination

* A strong spirit. The generosity and nobility of spirit in 'great souled' people - people with a strong sense of life mission - like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King , Mother Theresa... and as evidenced in the 'Infinite Spirit' of Jesus Christ, of course! The principles we live by create the world we live IN. Courage is a by-product of faith, child of destiny purpose, once cultivated, produces naturally the necessary ingredients to fulfill itself perspective - peace of mind humility - grown in knowledge and wisdom Say 'no' to the security of mediocrity. When the decision is made and the journey is embarked upon with conviction, the soul finds much help along the way. God, the Universe helps those who help themselves. Most important is the journey inward - the soul must be nurtured, if we are going to be the people we dream of. Great lives don't just happen, they are caused: Caused through: Firstly...

* Desire, the source, the well-spring of achievement.

* Decision

* Direction (ie.FOCUS)

* Discipline (of self)

* Determination and

* Faith (great).

"Faith can move mountains; but it won't beat a fast draw!" from El Dorado 1907

PASSION + PURPOSE = POWER

Say to yourself: "I WILL UNTIL!"

"Let us take courage. Let us be who we are meant to be. Life is for living. The years are passing. The time for decision is NOW."

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"I believe that God creates us with different gifts; so that in life's journey each one of us, experiences challenges, things that give us joy and using our gifts allow us to bless the world around us."

"We have it all within, but we get all from without, the Ultimate Source." - craig

"You are as great as your thoughts, as big as your heart and as vast as your imagination." - my good friend, Dr Andy Eastcott, Gisborne, New Zealand

P.S: I love these words of inspiration, so am sharing. Enjoy...

"I wish you well on a rainy day I wish you rainbows to brighten your day To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth to remind you that happiness can happen when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile to show you the simple beauty of life and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows I wish you well."

- Larry S. Chenges

About the submitter:

Craig likes to share knowledge and insights from his life experiences with dashes of humour to try and help others in 'every little way' he can... without being too much of a "Mr goody-goody boring two shoes" (although they may be different colours)

The various books that Craig 'felt inspired to write' are available at: www.creativekiwis.com http://www.webng.com/writernz/ and http://www.myspace.com/writercraig

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, uplift, encourage, empower and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."

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How Feeling Neutral Hinders the Law of Attraction

If you're aware of the Law of Attraction and have a basic
understanding of how it works, then you will know that how you
feel is extremely important in what you're going to attract.

Time and time again I have proven to myself that when I feel
good about anything at all, that is when I am in alignment with
everything that I want to manifest and abundance literally pours
into my life.

Maintaining that level of good feelings is where the work is
really at, and is something I practice on an every day basis.

It really is easy to attract and manifest things in the
material world. Feel good about anything and then maintain those
feelings. All of what you ask for will find its way into your
life.

When you fully realize that feeling good is so important to
your manifestations then you will begin to notice the times when
you're not feeling so good. In this article I want to discuss
neutral feelings and what physical manifestations they attract
into your life.

According to Abraham-Hicks and the Emotional Guidance Scale our
primary emotions can be categorized under 22 different headings…
starting from the best feelings of all, Love, and going down to
the worst you can feel… Fear.

These 22 emotions can all be classified under 2 headings… Good
and Bad. All emotions either feel good or bad. So where does
neutral emotions come into it?

There are times when you may think that you simply don't feel
anything. You're neither happy nor sad. So what are you
attracting in those moments? In my experience, the only time
when I attract things that I want into my life is when I feel
good. If I'm not feeling good, then I'm moving towards something
that displeases me and isn't something I want.

If you feel bad, you're attracting something unwanted.
If you feel neutral, you're attracting something unwanted.

Let me repeat…

The ONLY time you will attract something that you want into
your life experience is when you feel good.

This is why feeling nothing or feeling neutral can be
considered a negative emotion. Feeling neutral won't yield you
results that please you… feeling good will.

If you feel neutral then it's safe to assume that you're either
having a tough time of working out what you currently feel. If
you're struggling to work out how you really feel in this
moment, then consider asking yourself the following questions:

How do I feel right now?
Am I hopeful?
Am I content?
Am I bored?
Am I frustrated?

If you feel hopeful or content then you're on the right path.
Those are associated with positive emotions. If you feel bored
or frustrated then these emotions are associated with feeling
bad and therefore you're attracting unwanted circumstances into
your life experience.

With just a little bit of practice you can very quickly become
a good reader of how you currently feel. Just remember to take
the time out to check how you feel.

If you don't feel good, then you've still got work to do… and
if you feel good, then keep doing what you're doing! Abundance
does await you, you just need to let it in.

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All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
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07/13/09

Permalink 09:37:32 am, Categories: News, 1600 words   English (US)

How to Cultivate Seeds of Greatness in your Own Life

by Craig Lock

This article (in point form) is based on an excellent motivational, up-lifting and inspiring book 'SEEDS OF GREATNESS' by Dr Dennis Waitley, to which. I have added a few personal thoughts. I am sharing the contents of this work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to "cultivate and grow Seeds of Greatness" in their own lives to read the book...and just GO FOR IT... and surprise yourself!.

THE TEN BEST KEPT SECRETS OF TOTAL SUCCESS

10 action steps to enhancing the creativity in your own life:

1. The seed of self esteem: Believe in your uniqueness and don't fear. Hang onto your dreams. You are a master-piece of creation.

You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason. - Wayne Dyer, American motivational author, born 1940

2. The seed of creativity: Release, then learn to master your creative energy. Use the power of self talk (or affirmations). How to script your own success. Our minds can't tell the difference between real experience and one that is vividly and repeatly imagined.

3. The seed of responsibility (and accountability): We become what we (repeatedly) do - "habits maketh man". We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. -- Aristoteles Greek philosopher, 384 B.C. - 322 B.C.

4. The seed of wisdom. in terms of: knowledge and integrity: To thine own self be true." Our rewards in life will depend on the quality and amount of the contribution we make.

5. The seed of PURPOSE: the gold mine in your goals, the "wheel of fortune". How to mine your "goal mind" through the awesome power of suggestion (self).

6. The seed of communication: Reach out and touch someone Walk in another's moccasins. Take time to listen to others.

7. The seed of FAITH: The immense power of positive believing. You won't necessarily get what you want in life... but in the long run you generally get what you EXPECT.

You CAN... If you THINK you CAN!

"BELIEVE it and you'll see it."

8. The seed of adaptability: Turn problems into opportunities, stumbling blocks into steppingstones. The importance of:

* necessity (is the mother of invention)

* motivation

* stress

* have a sense of humour and fun down the "river of life". Stop worrying and live in the NOW.

N.B:

9. The seed of PERSERVERANCE

"The will to win is everything"

- legendary Green Bay Packers football coach, Vince Lombardi.

Examples of Wilma Rudolf (see my book on sport psychology "The Winning Mind") and in business, look at the amazing global growth of Mcdonalds. Winners work hard at doing the things the majority of people don't like to do.

Finally,

10. The seed of perspective. Be a "seed thrower", a giver, who touches lives and makes a difference, living each moment with love, grace and especially gratitude. The treasure is within you...so live a life of celebration. May each of you grow strong and healthy in your own way. May you reach for the sky... as the only ceilings to your growth are your own imaginations.

"I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon - if I can. I seek opportunity, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficience, nor dignity for a handout. It is my heritage to think and to act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, 'With God's help, this I have done'."

- Dean Alfange

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking; so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson

I love these beautiful and inspiring words, as uttered by former South African President Nelson Mandela in his Inaugeration speech of 1994. I have admired and respected 'madiba' for many years - for his "immense generosity, graciousness and nobility of spirit")...and am sharing an additional thought or two...

"Deep within us there is a flame that burns, and that flame is the spark of God. In some it burns brightly, in others it is barely distinguishable; but always it burns...and with love and acceptance the flame gets higher and brighter. We can help others to kindle this flame by seeing the good in them, even if they don't see it themselves." -anon

Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, "Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." That is the definition of a legacy. Wouldn't you love to do something that might strike a beautiful chord that will "vibrate in eternity"?

So

How about planting some "seeds of greatness" in YOUR unique journey of life?

Eagle Productions Books ("Information and Inspiration Distributers, Incorrigible Encouragers and People-builders" )

P.S: Thank you sincerely, Dr Waitley for sharing your insight, words of wisdom and especially inspiration iand thus encouraging me to follow my dreams along my "untrodden path" with passion and persistence.

"The greatest good we can do for others is reveal the rich treasure inside themselves; so shine your own bright light on an often darkened world... with the highest level of humanity and have great fun along the way."

"Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, no matter where it leads him." - Henry Miller "Success is never ending, failure is never final." - Dr Robert Schuller

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the infinite power behind you...and the seemingly difficult path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you." - craig "Do not follow the well-beaten track of others towards success - like the rainbow, it is often an illusion always just beyond our reach. Make your own path and let your spirit blaze a brilliant trail towards the pot of gold, the prize for the gift - one that is uniquely you and YOUR successful journey down the mysterious and magical river of life." - craig

"Our talents are our gifts from God... but what we do with them are our gifts TO God." "Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to achieve wealth and share our material possessions, our money and 'riches' with others, but through encouragement and faith in other people, to lay the firm foundation of revealing the rich treasure that lies within themselves." - craig

About the submitter:

Craig has been learning and studying the 'workings' of the human mind for most of his life. He tries to help people feel better about themselves and their lives. Craig believes in sharing information, insights and 'principles' to try to make some difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey ... and that brings him the greatest joy. http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html http://www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig 'felt inspired to write' are available at: www.creativekiwis.com http://www.webng.com/writernz/ and http://www.myspace.com/writercraig

PPS: How's this for some inspiring words of wisdom from "you'll never guess who"?

"And whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. My fondest hope for each one of you - and especially for young people - is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will make the world a little better for your having been here. May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never lose your natural, God-given optimism. And finally, my fellow Americans*, may every dawn be a great new beginning for America and every evening bring us closer to that shining city upon a hill."

- Former US President Ronald Reagan

* or any citizen of this amazing planer earth.

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, uplift, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."

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What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a communication model and
a very effective, and sometimes controversial, approach to
psychotherapy that was introduced by Richard Bandler (A
mathematician) and John Grinder (A linguist) in the 1970's.
After its introduction, NLP soon became one of the most
important psychotropic and counseling tools. Before further
discussion, let's analyze the 3 words (Neuro, Linguistic and
Programming) to provide you with a glimpse of what NLP is about:

Neuro: refers to the human nervous system that includes the
brain and the five senses controlled by the brain.

Linguistic: refers to the verbal and the non-verbal languages
that we use to communicate with others and with ourselves
(inner-conversation)

Programming: the process of structuring or engineering our
linguistic or neurological systems, in the context of NLP, to
achieve a particular result.

NLP is a quite complex concept but its fundamentals are very
easy to absorb. There are four vital fundamentals to NLP which
will be discussed later in this article. These four fundamentals
can be considered as steps towards a more better you. NLP has
been applied in a diverse range of fields including but not
exclusive to:

Business
Education
Sports
Healthcare
Psychology
Sales & Marketing
Coaching etc.

People have been using NLP to remove many mental blocks that
were acting as hurdles to their potential. To a large extent,
what you achieve using NLP depends upon your frame of mind.
However, in general, a person achieves the following common
advantages from using NLP:

- Controlling the state of mind.
- Helping others to know and to get what they really want.
- Developing confidence and improving communication skills.
- Removing obstacles in your personal or professional life.

The fundamentals, or rather steps, of NLP are fairly simple in
comparison with the overall concept of NLP. At the same time,
these steps are quite powerful as they are designed after
in-depth analysis of human mental patterns, various behavioral
mechanisms, goal setting and achieving strategies. The human
brain is the most complex machine on the face of the earth. We
can never exploit it 100% but using NLP, we can at least make
use of its potential power.

Step 1:

Knowing What You Want – This is the first step or fundamental
of NLP; you must know exactly what you want. If you don't have
any clear picture of your goal, then it's unlikely that you'll
achieve it. There's a well know phrase "If you don't know where
you're going, you'll end up somehwere else" which says a lot
about the lack of clearly defined goals. If you know what you
want, you will be able to structure your plan before moving
towards your goal.

Step 2:

Taking Action - When you know what you want, you can take the
appropriate action. Put your all focus towards your actions that
you take to achieve your goal. In the above example, this would
be the eqivalent of identifying the destination on a map,
deciding the best means of travel and then planning a suitable
route.

Step 3:

Carefully monitoring the outcome of your actions - For example,
you know your destination, you've planned your route and you've
decided to travel on your motorcycle. But when travelling in an
unfamliar part of the country you need to frequently check that
you are following the correct route by comparing your location
with your map. It's important that you make sure that you are
travelling in the right direction and you are on schedule to
arrive at your destination on time.

Step 4:

Adjust what you are doing – It might surprise you to know that
an airplane spends approximately 95% of its flight off its exact
course. It the job of the pilot to make small adjustments in
altitude and heading to correct for the prevailing weather
conditions. Similarly, when we are striving to achieve a
specific goal it's important that we monitor progress and take
corrective action from time to time to keep on track. This is
called behavioral flexibility. We all need to be flexible enough
to change what choices we make and actions we take to achieve
our goals.

About The Author: John Taylor is a Master NLP Practitioner and
has worked with many individuals, teams and organisations to
help them to make lasting and enduring changes. To learn how you
too can use NLP to improve your business and personal life click
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Finding Your Passion Will Make Life More Interesting

Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions
and not truly living life? Do you find yourself wondering if
this is as good as it gets? If so, you probably don't have very
many things in your life that you are passionate about, and if
there are things that you are passionate about you need to focus
on them and make them a cornerstone of your life.

When you are working at a job that you aren't passionate about,
you simply don't care as much as you should and your health and
happiness suffers as a result. Passion affirmations will help
you find the things in your life that you are passionate about
and then help you move forward in making them a bigger part of
your life.

Find Your Passion to Lead a More Passionate Life

If you are tired of simply going through the motion now is the
time to find something that you are passionate about. Those that
do things that they are passionate about lead a much healthier
and fulfilling life. You can use passion affirmations to help
you determine what you feel passionate about. You'd be surprised
to see how quickly some really simple passion affirmations can
help you hone in on what you like to do and how you can use this
as fuel for your life.

Passion affirmations are statements that will help you define
what a life led by passion is. These free positive affirmations
may also help you determine for yourself what a passion would
feel like, look like, or help you accomplish. When you believe
in these statements you have the power to live a passionate
life. Your passion affirmations can be something as simple and
straight-forward as, "My passion is the key to my happiness. I
deserve to follow my passion." When you say this kind of
affirmation and you believe the words, it will keep you moving
forward, looking for your passions, recognizing them when you
see them, and giving yourself permission to make the most of
them.

Sometimes your passion is right under your nose and you just
haven't given yourself permission to feel passionate about it.
You might love the type of work that you are in, but perhaps you
aren't doing the right job or working with the right company.
Defining what your passion is with the help of your positive
affirmations can help you figure this out so you can live more
passionately and not feel like you are just going through the
motions of work and daily life.

Free positive affirmations are not hard to come by and you may
even be able to create your own once you get the hang of it. The
idea is that you are surrounding yourself with positive ideas
and statements instead of negative ones. You are giving yourself
permission, with the use of these statements, to define your
passion and live a passionate life as a result.

Passions come in many forms and when you are able to be free
with your passion you are then freer than ever before to love
yourself and be the person that you were meant to be. Passion
affirmations can help you get to this place much easier than you
might have ever thought possible.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author,
speaker and coach. He has been a featured expert on national
television, radio, and print. Ronnie is the president and
founder of http://ACQYR.com. For more details, visit
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4 Ways to Let in More Abundance

When using the Law of Attraction to attract your desires, your
job is to "let it in". Let what in? Abundance, well-being,
source energy, joy, happiness, love. Etc.

Letting it in is easy, remembering to practice this on a
consistent basis is the difficult part because you're so
conditioned into doing the exact opposite.

Here are four different ways in which you can practice "letting
it in" on a daily basis…

Visualize – Take just a little bit of time out of your day to
day dream about what you want. See in your mind how delicious it
will be to experience it. Feel all of the feelings associated
with having your desire.

Seeing what you want in your mind should be one of the most fun
things you could ever do! After all, this is your life and
desires you will be thinking about. For far too long we've been
conditioned to think that day dreaming is a waste of time and
unproductive. That just isn't so. The more time you spend
visualizing your desires, the more energy that is going into
them, the better you're feeling and the more manifestations you
will see.

Find a thought that feels better – Making this a daily practice
should be essential for anyone serious about deliberately
designing their life. Regardless of what is happening throughout
your day, there is always a way to feel better than you
currently do. One great way of doing this is by finding thoughts
that feel better.

>From your current starting point, poke around in your mind for
thoughts that feel better. Once you've found one, hold on to it
and then continue to play the game from your new stand point.
Play this game until you're feeling great!

Example. "I'm bored" (starting thought) … "It's not so bad as
it's nearly lunch time" (a better feeling thought) … "I've got
all my work done today which is a good thing" (better feeling
thought) … "I'm going to see my beautiful grand daughter at
lunch which is going to be great!" (better feeling thought).

Meditate – Every good spiritual teacher that you will come
across will recommend meditation. Why? Because it is incredibly
powerful and it is a great way to get yourself into alignment
with your desires.

When you quieten your mind and begin to slow your thinking
down, you'll automatically begin to flow more source energy
through you. Source energy is your birth right and is your
natural state of being. Its your negative thoughts that hold you
apart from experiencing more source energy, so when you release
thoughts all together, you will naturally begin to experience
more source energy flowing through you.

You will naturally feel good and you will automatically be in
alignment with all of your desires.

Pet your cat – Spending time with your animals can be a good
experience for you that will help you to get back into alignment
with feeling good. Animals are naturally connected to source
energy and allow it to flow continuously. Just being around them
and observing the peace within them can be such a beautiful
experience for you and one that will help you to get into
alignment.

When you're in a state of joy and love with your cat or dog,
you'll be feeling the emotion of love. The more love you feel,
the more abundance that is headed your way! So, make time to be
with your pets and enjoy their company. Both you and your cat
will get just as much enjoyment by spending time petting them.

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The "Magic Bullet" To Becoming The Richest 1% Online

The "Magic Bullet" To Becoming The Richest 1% Online
If you've been around for some time on the internet, you've
probably been bombarded with income statements where a
"guru" makes a ridiculous amount of money in a month, week,
day, etc.

Although a lot of these statements are real, it gets
through to your imagination that this so called "guru"
transformed to a multi millionaire overnight. What you
don't see is the hard work put behind it to get up to that
level!

And that's the "magic bullet" I was referring to at the
beginning of this message. The magic bullet is simply hard
work and effort.

You can try to get around it and live in this fantasy world
where anyone can simply become an overnight success, but
that's not how the "magic bullet" works. You still need to
invest time, money, and effort before you see any
significant results.

So here's the trap that a typical business opportunity
seeker goes through

1. They get excited about an opportunity and join it.

2. Spend $100 on advertising, got a few sales, and
aren't happy because they aren't millionaires yet.

3. Goes into depression and complains that "This doesn't
work!"

4. Quit.

5. Moan and complain some more, saying that business
opportunities on the internet are a scam.

6. and later in their life They see another business
opportunity that is "THE ONE"

7. Repeat step 1.

Are you seeing the problem here? Just because they put up
one or two advertisements and got no results, they quit!
And chances are, most business opportunity seekers don't
know how to advertise or where to advertise!

These kind of people typically:

1. Like to be independent and are closed off to the advice
of other people who know more than they do.

2. They are too impatient to stay with one business
opportunity after half assing it the entire way and
not putting up the work and effort.

3. Or maybe they aren't independent or impatient but they
just don't have any successful people that will help
them through the process of building a thriving
online business.

If that person doesn't change or at least seek out someone
that can help them...then chances are great that they have
a 99.9% chance of becoming a failure.

So the REAL question is NOT whether you want to become rich
and wealthy beyond your wildest dreams. That's too easy,
we all want to become rich!

The REAL question is whether or not you have the patience
to learn and apply the "MAGIC BULLET" of effort and
investment to make your business a thriving success.

About the Author:

Alan Quan used to be an unrealistic thinker who jumped on
and off multiple programs thinking that each one will be
the "MAGIC BULLET." After wasting many months and
thousands of dollars, he realized that there was no quick
fix to riches. He soon made a decision, stayed with one
program and now live a lifestyle only few people ever dream
about. Visit him at
http://e-bizcoachalan.com/articles.html and find out how to
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How to harness the power of your thoughts

What is your only possession that can be influenced by others and if used properly can make you incredibly successful?

Any guesses? Your thoughts. Yes, your thoughts are inconceivably powerful. They can utterly transform your world.

In "The Science of Getting Rich" Wallace D. Wattles makes the radical statement that "Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from formless substance. The stuff from which all things are made is a substance which thinks, and a thought of form in this substance produces the form."

In essence, if you don't like the reality in your life, then think differently. This can be challenging because it is much easier to complain than to focus on your vision. Our culture is negative constantly focussing on what isn't working.

Wattles states that "there is no labor from which most people shrinks as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought. It is the hardest work in the world. This is especially true when truth is contrary to appearances."

He further emphasizes that "To think health when surrounded by the appearances of disease or to think riches when in the midst of the appearances of poverty requires power, but whoever acquires this power becomes a mastermind. That person can conquer fate and can have what he wants."

Do you want to be a mastermind? What do you want to change in your life? Do you want a profitable business? What will it be? How will you manage your wealth?

Imagine how you will feel when you write a significant cheque for the charity of your choice. Thank God for this opportunity to build wealth and freedom for your family.

Map out a plan to achieve your goal. How can you market your products and services more effectively? Have you overlooked any resources?

List all the resources you have at your disposal, including the individuals who can help you realize your dream. Who can mentor you or help you brainstorm a strategy to achieve your goals?

Now that you have a plan, break it down to specific steps. What is the first thing that you can do to take you closer to your goal? If you don't know, ask someone who has already achieved your goal. Brainstorm with them on what you can do to reach your goal.

Once you have a written strategy take the crucial steps towards your success. With bulldog tenacity, hold your vision. Enjoy the journey. Bask in its ultimate reality!

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Using Promotional Gifts In Conjunction With An Ad Campaign

Promotional gifts might have been designed to go hand in hand
with advertising campaigns and there are great reasons why this
combined approach are a sure success for your business. Here are
ten reasons why promotional gifts and items make great additions
to any business advertising campaign.

1. Everyone loves a freebie. No two ways about it – everyone
loves to get something for nothing. When you give away a
promotional gift, you're increasing your stock of good will.
After all, you're giving something away. This automatically
gives out a positive signal that you must be good people!

2. Promotional gifts are the perfect way to increase your brand
awareness. The purpose of an advertising campaign is to get your
name and your product out there. Choosing promotional gifts that
are meant to be used makes your product name more noticeable.

3. The right match between your product and promotional gifts
can create an indelible link. Want to equate your product with
fun? Brand the logo on a yo-yo or Frisbee and see how much fun
it builds.

4. Two-part promotional gifts encourage people to try your
product. Launching a new business? Use a two part promotional
gift to bring people to your grand opening. Send out part of
the gift in a targeted mailing with an invitation to pick up
the rest of the gift at your grand opening.

5. Use promotional gifts to build your company's image. Lend
your company name (and some financing help) to public service
promotions that you support. When you involve your company in
public awareness advertising campaigns, you garner the best
publicity available. Donate items branded with your company's
name to campaigns to educate the public about causes that are
important, and you'll be putting your company in an excellent
light.

6. Useful promotional gifts keep your name in front of your
customers. By sending out gifts that will be used every day,
you make sure that your brand name is right there in front of
your customers' eyes and on their minds when they're ready to
buy.

7. The clever use of promotional gifts can create a buzz about
your product. Be cute and clever, or work with a creative
consultant who is both. A professional in the promotional items
fields can suggest ways that promotional gifts can get your
company noticed.

8. The gift adds longevity to your advertising campaign.
Imprint your message on a mouse pad, a set of coasters or a key
chain, and your campaign slogan will be remembered long after
the adverts have stopped airing.

9. Customers who get free promotional gifts are more likely to
buy and return to buy again.

10. Promotional gifts extend your advertising campaign's legs.
When you use promotional gifts imprinted with your ad slogan or
your company's logo, you increase the number of people who see
it by the number of times that the recipient uses your gift.

Keying the promotional gifts you choose to your advertising
campaigns makes sense. If you're looking for creative ways to
use promotional items in your advertising campaigns, visit
Ideasbynet.com and talk to one of their skilled professionals
for ideas.

About The Author: Gareth Parkin is the co-founder of
Ideasbynet, the UK's leading online http://www.ideasbynet.com
promotional gifts and
http://www.ideasbynet.com/promotional-items.htm promotional
items company based in the north of England.

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The Law Of Attraction And You

You are a perfect being, capable of being, doing and having
anything that you can conceive. You are the creator of your own
reality and the basis of this creative haven is the Law of
Attraction. There are no boundaries or limitations as to what
you are capable of, so why do we sometimes limit ourselves and
our potential?

When we observe the world around us, one may see lots of fear,
worry and powerlessness. Whether your particular struggle is
financial, emotional, security, addiction, or whatever else,
there are a lot of people struggling with something or another.
If you're not, then you're way ahead of the pack!

The Law of Attraction has one job and one job only - to match
things together. Whatever you place your attention upon in that
moment you are drawing more of it to you.

As you observe the debt, as you observe the broken car, as you
observe the small uncomfortable home, as you observe the lack of
anything unwanted, it is in those moments that you are bringing
more of it to you. The Law of Attraction does not hear or
understand our language, it only understands our vibration. When
you feel good you vibrate good feelings, when you feel bad you
vibrate bad feelings. The Law of Attraction is hearing those
vibrational feelings and responding to them, always.

Would you like to know what vibration you are currently putting
out to the universe? Well take a look around you. Open your
wallet. Jump inside your car. Is it wanted or unwanted? If it is
unwanted then you still have work to do.

Until you take full responsibility for your life and your
circumstances, you have no power to change anything. Give more
focus on the things you already have that you enjoy, and give
less focus and energy to the things in your life that are
stressful. Just a tiny shift in the balance, maintained each
day, will quickly begin to turn the tides in your favor.

This isn't hard work! It just takes repetition and a decision
that feeling good means something to you. And the best part
about all of this is that you are in the perfect place to begin
right now. You only have "now" and so you should start
practicing feeling good about something "now".

The more lighthearted, content and stress-free you feel, the
more will be granted to you. As you begin to release resistance
about those things that are wrong, bad and unwanted and start
shifting your attention onto those things that are wanted you
will find that the "wrong" things begin to fade away and you
will receive more of the things that you enjoy.

This subtle shift in mindset is perhaps the most difficult
thing for us to do, as it is breaking a mental habit we have
kept for years and in some cases decades!

If you observe the good things beginning to flow effortlessly
into your experience then that is your true breakthrough moment
and will help you to build on the work you've already done.

Imagine a huge stone boulder rolling along a road… It has
momentum. If you start pushing on the boulder from the other
side, it doesn't immediately do what you want. You have to slow
the boulder down until it eventually halts so you can start
pushing it in the right direction. Then it will begin to roll
slowly in the other direction.

Just wait until the boulder starts building speed! That
breakthrough moment will lead to better and better times until
one day you will notice that your life has taken on an entirely
different characteristic. Endless experiences of prosperity,
peace, happiness, love and joy will be your proclivity.

To one who is moving in a positive direction, things will only
accelerate more and more in the positive direction. To one
moving in a negative direction, which many of us are, things
will only get worse. Begin to change your habits of focusing on
the negative and focus more on the positive; have gratitude and
truly feel grateful for the things you do have, and more – much
more – will be given to you.

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Using Internet Forums To Build Your Online Business Profile.

Free publicity is something that no Internet marketer would
turn down. Forum marketing is a a good example of a free
marketing technique that uses Online forums as a way of
advertising business websites. As long as you do it in in
good order it can benefit your business in several ways. So
what exactly is an Internet forum?

An Internet forum is a membership website on which users
can post their own comments and opinions about various
topics. Anybody who joins a forum website can read and
respond to the contents that are posted on the forum
website.

As forum members submit responses to ongoing conversations,
the topic thread grows longer and can go on for several
pages. There is no limit to how long a conversation can go
on unless the administrator decides to lock the thread.
Anybody can begin a new topic by clicking a "New Topic"
button.

To find a forum that focuses on your line of business,
simply run a search on your favourite search engine. For
example if you are selling yachts, you might enter
"yachting forum" in the search field and see what comes up.

How can you make a name for yourself and advertise your
website business without spamming a forum?

That is a serious question as there are not many active
forums that will put up with spammers. If you insist on
posting self-promotional post the post will most likely be
removed, and you might even be expelled from the forum.

The way to link back to your website from forum posts
without getting into trouble is to set up a link in the
signature file. A signature file is a short piece of text
plus a link to your website that you can have appear at the
foot of every comment you post. A signature file can be set
up in the "User Control Panel" on most forums.

On numerous forums you can add an avatar, a thumbnail-sized
photo or graphic, that'll appear each time you submit a
comment. It is a good idea to use an actual photo of
yourself to show how friendly you really are! Similarly,
it's a good idea to use your real name on the forum to let
people know that you're a real person running a real
business.

What is a good way to start out on the forum? The best
method to ease yourself into a forum is to say hello in
the "new members" section, if there is one, and then to
read and contribute to some ongoing conversations. Don't be
in too much of a hurry to post comments though. First, get
a feel for the character of the forum.

When you are ready to dive in, start by posting some
questions about topics of interest to the forum members.
Questions are always useful because they help other people
to respond and they also demonstrate a willingness to learn
on your part.

Once you have established yourself on the forum, you can
start some new topic threads of your own and begin to add
some more substantial contributions to quietly demonstrate
your expertise in your particular field.

In short, the best way to benefit from an Internet forum is
to participate fully in the life of the forum. By helping
others you will help yourself by building up a great
reputation that will make people more likely to want to
check out your website via your signature link.

About the Author:

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get a Recession Proof Business with Internet Work from Home
Ideas and Opportunities available at
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range of tried and tested ideas including a daily
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Wealth Creation With The Law Of Attraction

If you're wondering how you can use the Law of Attraction to
create wealth in your life or how can you attract more
abundance, then it is my intention that by the time you've
finished reading this article you will have a better
understanding of the process you must follow.

First, let us define the word "wealth". For most wealth will
mean more money. However, being wealthy does not necessarily
equate to having lots of money. To a caveman, being wealthy
could mean having an abundance of food and the best tools
available. To a tribesman, being wealthy may mean having the
most wives or having the most children. To someone who may have
lived a life of illness, being wealthy could mean an abundance
of well-being and good health.

What does being wealthy really mean to you?
Do you have a clear picture in your mind of wealth?

Once you've defined what wealth means to you in great detail
you can now work towards attracting it into your life.

The first step to attracting abundance into your life is by
giving gratitude for what you already have. This creates a state
of mind in which more things will flow for which you can be
grateful. The "Attitude of Gratitude" will take you a long way
towards manifesting wealth.

Next, don't decide on how it will happen, instead just let it
happen. Be open to all suggestions as to how this wealth can
enter your life. If you were to ask for more money but you say
to yourself that it must come in the form of a pay rise, you are
limiting the power of the universe to only one channel. Instead
if you want more money, feel as if you've already got the money
and don't pay any attention to how it comes into your life.

One suggestion that can help you to be more open to receiving
money is to make a list of 20 different methods that the money
could find its way into your life. Most people will only have
access to about 5 different ways of how the money can come into
your experience, but when you make a list of 20 different ways
you are broadening your horizons and allowing many more
possibilities.

Another way in which you can become aligned with receiving more
monetary wealth is to associate yourself with people who you
want to become.

By spending time with people who have already achieved what you
want to achieve, their success consciousness will begin to rub
off on you. And with the power of the Internet, it's not
difficult at all to find wealthy and successful people in all
fields. Join groups and forums to become friends with them.
Watch how they contribute and do the same as they do.

You'll soon be making new friends who have already achieved
what you want. These are the people who you want and need in
your life in order to get yourself to where you want to be.

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07/08/09

Permalink 09:37:40 am, Categories: News, 630 words   English (US)

3 Most Important Services For A Profitable Internet Home Business

There are basically 3 services which are of utmost importance
to run a profitable internet home business. let us see which
are these.

The first service you will need and cannot have a website
without, is a domain name. A domain name is the name given that
is used to find your website, for eg:
http://www.yourdomainname.com. YOu need a domain name because
your business needs recognition and traffic. Instead of
promoting other people's sites its best to promote your own. So
you realise the value of a domain name? Now there are several
free service providers but it is not recomended. If the free
service provider runs out of business and closes down for some
reason then all your hard work and your business is going to
crashlandand and it can definitely happen. when you are
choosing your domain name let it be related to your business
and easy to remember. The next step is to choose an extension.
There are several extension available but .com is the best one
to choose.There are several domain registration service
providers. choose a good one, do some background check and then
decide.185

The next is a webhosting service. I would like to repeat the
same thing here, never go for a free service. You will need to
do your profitable internet home business in a professional and
credible way. With free service providers, there will be
advertisements in your site and some may not be of your
business interest. Secondly when you want to expand your
business, which will come soon enough, and need extra space,
you will need to go for paid service since your free service
provider will not provide extra space and at that time you
loose your old customers and traffic. Hence a good webhosting
service is very important. Let us see what webhosting really
means. Your website files and all related information and data
are stored in your web host server/computers. This is required
because your website should be available 24/7 and should be
able to accomodate any amount of traffic.150

When choosing your webhosting sevice you will need to look for
a few important features you need to run the website like:

1. CGI - BIN, this is required for interactivity of your
website.

2. PHP4,

3. uptime, this is the amout of time your site is available for
visitors, this should be 24/7 or close

4. excellent cutomer support,

5. setup fees, none

6. space, more the better

7. traffic capacity/ bandwidth, more the better

8. pop email accounts, never less than 10 but unimited is the
best

9. site stats, needed to keep track of yor site

10. FTP, atleast one account.

The third most important service is autoresponders. what is an
autoresponder? an autoresponder follows up with your website
visitors to provide useful information, build trust and
ultimetely make some sales. Why does one need an autoresponder?
here's why. Majority of the people who visit your website will
not buy from you on their first visit. infact, most people do
not buy a product on the internet until they have seen it or
heard about it atleast 7 time. If you are promoting a product
on the internet and you don't have an effective way to capture
and follow-up with your website visitors to remind them about
the products and services you are promoting, you will lose a
lot of sales.

let us summerise, the 3 most important services to run a
profitable internet home business are:

a) domain name service

b) webhosting service and

c) autoresponder service.

About The Author: Savitha Shivakumar is owner of
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Permalink 03:37:10 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 586 words   English (US)

The Art Of Giving Gratitude

When we begin to utilize the Law of Attraction, the largest
obstacle standing in our way is our habitual thought processes.
We are conditioned into thinking thoughts of lack and
limitation. From a very age, most of us were conditioned that to
earn money you had to work hard, to be healthy and well you had
to exercise every day and only eat the "right" foods.

By default when we observe situations we see the negative
aspect of it. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to pick up on
something when someone has done something wrong? We're
conditioned to thinking that way. If it's good it's probably
bad, and if it's bad you're probably right.

This way of thinking does not serve us and is the largest
counterproductive activity that gets in our way from attracting
everything that we want to experience.

All is not lost as there is a trick we can use to alter our
mode of thought into a more positive, abundant direction. This
trick is the process of gratitude.

Take a moment and start to think about all of the things that
you are grateful for right now in your life. Take your attention
away from things that are unwanted and move your focus onto
things that you do enjoy.

Do you have…
A partner?
A child?
A great car?
Some good friends?
A job that you enjoy?
A book you enjoy reading?
Nice clothing?
A warm home?

Become aware of these things that are going well in your life
and feel grateful for them. Start to feel the emotions of
gratitude for having them in your life. Place your entire
attention onto these things and feel the feelings of gratitude.

By spending just a little time feeling grateful for the things
that you do currently have, you're sending a powerful message to
the universe and in those moments of gratitude you are not only
aligning up with everything else you've been wanting but you're
also going to get more of what you've been placing your
attention on.

I recommend you give gratitude every single day and build it
into your daily routine. Make it a habitual occurrence just like
brushing your teeth or combing your hair. Remember though, this
isn't a chore or something you should force. The key to giving
gratitude is actually evoking the feelings – it is something
that you cannot pretend. You either do it or you don't.

Personally, I keep a gratitude journal and every morning I
complete a short page and list everything that I am grateful
for. I then spend time looking at each item and really visualize
and feel grateful for those things. This is a very powerful
process and one that can make you feel extremely good!

"To keep a gratitude journal, is the single most powerful thing
I have done to change my life. Write down 5 things you are
grateful for each day and watch your whole life being
transformed" - Oprah Winfrey

5 minutes a day can completely change the course of your life.
I invite you to practice giving gratitude and watch in amazement
as your life makes a u-turn.

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07/07/09

Permalink 09:37:02 am, Categories: News, 759 words   English (US)

Utilizing Social Networking To Grow Your Small Business

If you are in business today, it has become almost imperative
that you have a website. If you are in business and are
planning to make a significant long term income off of your
business, it is an absolute must. And, most businesses have
jumped on the website bandwagon, filling the internet with
millions and millions of websites.

On the other end is the user. One person, often looking for
just one thing. With so many options to choose from, how do
you get them to focus in on you, on your product, your service,
or your store location?

One of the most recent answers to this question is Social
Networking. With all of the buzz around Social Networking and
Web 2.0 you've probably had at least minimal exposure. You
might even have a Myspace.com account. But, how does this help
your business?

There are actually hundreds of ways, but today I'm only going
to focus on one with concrete steps for you to take so that by
the end of the day you will have a whole new lead and customer
generation stream.

Although Myspace isn't necessarily the absolute best social
networking site, it is the biggest, so that is where we are
going to start.

1. If you don't have a myspace account, go to
http://myspace.com and sign up for one. Use a name that is as
close as possible to your business name for your account name,
as it will show up in your URL as Myspace.com/YourBizName

2. Once you have an account, take ten minutes to fill in a
profile. Load in a picture. If you are a consultant or
individual service provider, put a picture of yourself. If you
are a retail location, put a picture of your store. If you
manufacture a product, put a picture of the product you make.
Then fill out profile questions that match your business. Keep
it professional, and fill out the questions from the standpoint
of your business, and don't be afraid to do a bit of promotion.
If you have your own website, it should definitely be included
in your About Me section.

3. Once you have a profile, you need friends. If you have a
business email list, that is by far the easiest way. Simply
write to them, tell them about your new myspace account, and
ask them to be your friend! This is perfect because it then
locates you in a social circle that is already targeted to the
types of people who are your customers. If you have a retail
store, make up little cards with your site on it, and give them
to customers inviting them to become your online 'friends'.

4. Joint venture with other users. Find people in myspace who
are in your market, and ask them if they will post a bulletin
introducing your site to their friends.

Once you have built up a small friends list, you can then truly
start some promotional magic. Myspace allows you to post blogs
and bulletins. The blog is on your Myspace page, and the
bulletin actually gets posted to all of your friends 'Bulletin
Board' area.

As often as you can, you want to come up with a creative little
promotion, and post it to your blog and send it as a bulletin.
If you were a restaurant, maybe you would send out daily meals
specials. If you were a software company, maybe you'd post
articles about the different cool points of your software.

Bulletins move quickly, as if anyone else posts a bulletin to
one of your friends after yours was posted, yours will get
moved down the board, and will eventually disappear. This is
why it is important that you post regularly, and if you are
only posting once a day, try to make it at a time when you
think that the demographic of people who are your friends will
be online.

Keep this up, and you will see growth in your business. You
will be exposed to new potential customers, and if you are
lucky you might just get big enough to be featured, which can
generate a huge buzz for your business.

Estimated time: 20 min. Set Up, 4 minutes daily posting a
bulletin

About The Author: Justin Handley helps small business owners
uncover hidden profit centers and implement explosive growth
techniques. Learn more about how you can rapidly grow your
business and your bottom line at http://www.Narasopa.com

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Permalink 03:37:16 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 795 words   English (US)

Re-program Your Mind For Success In Less Than 5 Minutes A Day

Let's be honest, regardless of the quality of our lives
most of us would like them to be better. We've heard about
the "Power of Positive Thinking" "The Law of Attraction",
"The Secret", etc.

However, in today's society where everyone seems to be
struggling to get more done in less time, the ideas in the
countless books and articles that are out there, just seem
to be a little too much to grasp and apply to our lives.

I am not discounting their value, for I strongly believe in
the ideas contained in many of them. However, for most
people finding at least twenty minutes a day to properly
implement these ideas stops them cold.

It is for this reason that I developed what I call "The
down and dirty five minute a day power affirmations
routine". In this routine you take advantage of the most
powerful time of day to work with affirmations, the half
hour before you go to bed.

It is during this time that the subconscious mind is most
receptive to receiving new ideas/suggestions for change.
The entire routine can be completed in 3-5 minutes.

Before I give you the steps of the routine, I want to be
sure you are clear about how to word your affirmations in
the most powerful way.

First of all your affirmations should be worded in the
present tense. For example:

"I am successful".

NOT

"Someday when I am rich and famous and people like me I
will be successful".

Second, be sure to state what you want as opposed to what
you don't want. For example:

I love waking up every morning vibrantly healthy and fully
energized".

NOT

I'm not sick and sleepy when I wake up.

Finally, they should be filled with as much positive
emotion, imagery, and enthusiasm as you can muster. For
example:

I love the feeling of the wind blowing through my hair as I
drive my new BMW along the sun drenched Pacific Coast
Highway".

NOT

"I kind of like it when I drive my BMW".

You get the idea. Now pick at least one and no more than
five things you would like to change in your life. Get a
clear sense of what each change will look like and feel
like. What will making the change mean to you?

After you get clear about the change you want to make,
write a positive affirmation for each change. Don't worry
about creating "the perfect affirmation". As long as it is
positive and worded in the present tense, you are well on
your way.

Now that you are armed with your positive and powerful
affirmations, I want you to make a committment to your self
to follow the routine below for at least thirty days.

First, every night before you go to bed, I want you to take
a powerful stance, and with your hand on your heart, and
all the positive emotion you can muster, powerfully state
your affirmations out loud.

When you have said all of your affirmations, I want you to
say one final affirmation. With your left hand clenched I
want you to powerfully state, "I am a powerful creator of
positive change in my life!" then pump your fist in the
air and say "Yes I Am!".

Next write, don't print those same affirmations in a
notebook that you will use only for this purpose. Writing
is an ideomotor response which automatically puts what you
write into your subconscious mind.

Finally, write down and commit to at least one thing you
are going to do the next day to move forward toward the
life you deserve and desire.

It doesn't have to be a big thing. It can even be a
committment to do your power affirmations routine the next
night. Small consistant positive steps are the key to your
success.

Completing all three steps should take no more than five
minutes. I hope you will agree that you are worth at least
five minutes of your time to move your life forward in a
positive direction. Honestly I hope you think you are worth
much more.

If you do nothing else for yourself, do this down and dirty
five minute routine for the next 30 days. If you do I know
you will be surprised how something so simple can be so
powerful.

Here's to affirming your success!

About the Author:

Mitchell Dahood has a Masters degree in Spiritual
Psychology, and is certified in Clinical Hypnotherpy &
Therapuetic Imagery Facilitation.
His company "The Champions Heart" empowers individuals and
organizations to conquer the negativity of their minds in
order to live and express themselves more fully from their
hearts.
For more information visit:
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07/06/09

Permalink 09:37:32 am, Categories: News, 543 words   English (US)

Common Costly Mistakes When Selling A Product Online

The Explicit Need

Selling a product online is a great way to break into the world
of commerce without all of the expenses involved in setting up a
brick-and-mortar business. Unfortunately, many people do not
realize that selling a product online involves more than
slapping a product description on a web page and waiting for
the money to roll in. Selling online involves time and effort,
and many internet retailers make costly mistakes.

Email Marketing Mistakes

Many people selling a product online use email marketing to
generate sales. The following are the most common, and often
most costly, mistakes that can be made when email marketing:

•SPAM. SPAM is one of the most costly mistakes you can make
when marketing a product online. Not only does it ensure the
loss of a sale, but also it can potentially cost your business
when the recipients file complaints. While inducing people to
subscribe for e-zines and e-mails are encouraged, unsolicited
mails are to be discouraged.

•Over sending. If you practice the art of send, send and
send, the recipients of your email will end up blocking all
messages from you. They could even end up filing SPAM
complaints. Space out your emails and send only the important
ones.

•Bad Lists. It is common for online marketers to purchase
email lists. These lists contain the names and email addresses
of people who may be interested in purchasing their products.
Unfortunately, not every vendor sells quality lists. A bad
list is a waste of time because the email addresses are usually
bad, which means your ad will not be seen.

Other Common Mistakes

In addition to the mistakes made when using email marketing,
there are several common mistakes in other business aspects
that are made by internet retailers.

•Poor Customer Service. Poor customer service includes not
being available for customer comments, complaints and
suggestions, as well as trying to blame product problems or
order issues on the customer. This is a quick way to lose
sales and prevent any repeat sales you may have had.

•Greed. Overcharging for the product or for shipping is seen
as greedy by customers. They can pay retail anywhere, without
the extra expense of shipping, and customers will shop around
for better prices. Even if your competitor only has cheaper
shipping, that makes purchasing from them a better deal.

•Amateur Site. If your site looks like a twelve-year-old made
it, customers will not be willing to spend money. Errors in
spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as problems with the
overall look and feel of the site, will send customers away.

•Slow Site. If your site takes too long to load, customers
will go elsewhere. Even when selling through online auctions,
pictures and graphics need to load quickly.

Conclusion in a Nutshell

By avoiding the common mistakes, you can increase your chances
of making sales and increase your profits. While these
mistakes are easily made, they are also easily corrected and
prevented. Any of these mistakes, even several in combination,
seem minor, but they can be very costly when selling products
online.

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Permalink 03:37:37 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 781 words   English (US)

Are Your Thoughts Damaging Your Success?

"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true
either is true or becomes true." John Lilly.

How are you now that spring is arriving? Is the first of
the spring sunshine and the fact that you can now get up in
daylight giving you a lift? Many of us find that we begin
to think more positively as the hours of daylight and the
weather change for the better. But how would you describe
your thoughts generally? And do you realise the impact
they can have?

There is a modern theory of the Law of Attraction which
states that our thoughts (both conscious and unconscious)
dictate what happens in our lives. In other words if you
believe that a particular situation will have a particular
result and you concentrate your thoughts on that belief,
then that is what will happen.

Now that concept is difficult for many of us to accept but
even if you do not subscribe to it fully it's easy to see
how our thought processes affect our behaviour which in
turn will affect the situation.

Think about someone who is about to give a presentation:

* 'I am so nervous and everyone will be able to see that'

* 'The finance director is in there and he's a really
tough audience. He'll tear me to shreds'

* 'I am rubbish at giving presentations anyway. Why
didn't they get Fred to do this?'

* 'I do not want to do this. Help!'

What are the likely results? This person is giving their
mind negative messages. These messages will be received
and believed by their conscious and subconscious which will
then act accordingly. So when they start the presentation
they will be shaking, they will not actively seek eye
contact, they will um and er , stumble over their words and
speak too quickly. So the audience will see that they are
nervous and will come to believe that this person is
rubbish at presenting. Avoiding eye contact with the
finance director or frequently glancing nervously at him
will make him suspicious, and he will start to ask tricky
questions. Thereby 'confirming' the presenter's belief
that he is a tough audience. The presenter is making his
beliefs come true!

Compare this to someone who is thinking positively about
their upcoming presentation:

* 'I have done all my research and am as prepared as it is
possible for me to be'

* 'My audience are interested in what I have to say and
want me to present successfully'

* 'That presentation I did last month went well and I
learnt a few things from it which I have incorporated into
this one.'

* 'A bit of nervousness is a good thing. It shows me I
care about this presentation.'

* 'Actually I'm really good at presenting these days and
what's more - I enjoy it!'

This person will speak slowly and clearly, they will
actively seek out and maintain good eye contact. Their
energy levels and positivity will fill the room and be
catching. They may even crack a good joke or two! Their
thoughts again will become fact.

If you think for a moment about a colleague or client
you're not too sure about:

* What thoughts do you have about them?

* Honestly how grounded in fact are those thoughts?

* How are those thoughts influencing your behaviour
towards them?

* And how is your behaviour influencing theirs towards you?

What about our good old challenge with time? What are you
telling yourself?

* 'I'll never get this done on time!'

* 'There just aren't enough hours in the day'

* 'I have to work 60 hours a week to have even a chance of
getting everything done.'

What could happen if you decided 'I will get this done on
time'. You would follow that thought with 'ok so how can I
do it?' or 'what would need to happen in order for me to
get this done on time?'. And from there would follow a
whole series of ideas.

So surprising at it may seem, your thought pattern, because
it influences your behaviour, can turn something that is in
reality just a belief, into cold hard fact.

So let's use the change in seasons - the brighter sunshine,
the longer hours of daylight - to influence us into raising
our awareness of our thoughts, challenging negative ones
and encouraging the positive ones.

And won't it be interesting to note the differences it
makes?

About the Author:

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07/05/09

Permalink 09:37:33 am, Categories: News, 490 words   English (US)

7 Fantastic And Free Ways To Get Traffic To Your Website Or Blog

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you
can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement -
if visitors love your content, then they will go back and
spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral
marketing is very important -- and easy to tap on the Web. But
give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script
from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of
scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who
recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to
your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more - that's
additional traffic that you get for FREE!

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not
the pay per click). Search engines can be a big source of
traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche.
If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to
you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check
the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority
sites in your topic area.

4. Send out press releases. While some sites charge hundreds of
dollars per release, there are free press release submission
places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract
media attention; (b) get more back links to your website
without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more
visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News
or Yahoo News. My website (see my profile) accepts free press
release submission (no strings attached!)

5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites
accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your
business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and
allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites
publish your article and it contains a link back to your
website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article.
The more links you have, the greater your chances for
increasing your search engine rankings.

6. Post your URL on free ad sites like Adlandpro or Adpost. You
can also use "community" sites like Craigslist and the like.

7. If your blog is specific about a topic, for example "Joe's
Cooking Blog" or "Joe's Fishing Blog", you could join some
Yahoo clubs with the same general subject. Then post on a
regular basis and include a URL to your blog. Most clubs are OK
with this, but others might call it spam. Read the rules of each
club before joining and posting.

About The Author: Jeff Bunnell is a part-time marketer and
full-time Dad. He has worked as a Realtor, Concert Promoter,
Computer Tech, Salesman, Manager, etc. Now he is using his
experience to help others make additional income on the
internet. For more information go to
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Do You Put Limits On Yourself?

There it is again. That awful sound that the alarm clock
makes when it goes off in the morning, signaling to you
that it's time to get up and start your day. It's amazing
just how loud that sound can be when the house is so quiet
and how dreadful it can make you feel when you know what
that sound is waking you for. It's time to get up, get the
kids ready, feed the dog get, everyone off to school or
wherever they go and then head to work. On your way into
the office you start going over in your head just how lousy
you know this day is going to be and how much you're gong
to miss while you sacrifice your time for a paycheck that
barely covers your bills. If you are like most people you
fantasize about the day when you don't have to be a slave
to that alarm clock anymore and become financially free to
live the life you've always wanted. But it's just a fantasy
right? Well, yes, until you learn the little secret that is
hidden within us all to making our dreams a reality!

There is a law that has been in place since the dawn of man
that until recently had been quiet, yet very much in
effect. A law so powerful and all consuming that has been
within all of us since the day we took our first breath.

The Law of Attraction.

You no doubt have heard of the saying "what goes around
comes around" and I'm sure you've had instances in your
life which proves this statement to be true. The Law of
Attraction basically states that what we put out into the
Universe, whether it be thoughts or actions, comes back to
us and in many cases ten fold! No one is exempt from this
law, but not everyone is aware of it's existence or even
how to put it to use in daily life. The wonderful thing
about it is it is so easy to implement and it starts by
just a thought. A good one. Am I telling you that you can
control the type of life you live just by the thoughts you
have? Yes, I am.

The power of positive thinking can bring such wondrous and
lovely things to your life and the beautiful part about it
is it doesn't cost a dime to put it in effect! By thinking
about good things, really believing that you will have
these goods things and picturing yourself as you'd like
things to be, you are drawing the power of the Universe
into making it a reality for you! Have you ever noticed the
string of good luck you tend to find when you give to
charity? For example, have you ever walked out of your
local grocery store at Christmas time and put your last few
dollars in the red bucket by the door? It's all the money
you had for the week but you felt compelled to help anyway
and gave it away selflessly? Then, during the week, while
doing laundry you find a $20 bill that you didn't even know
you lost in the pocket of a dirty pair of jeans, with
payday still few days away. You call it luck, but it's not,
it's the Universe giving back to you!

Getting back top the job you can't stand, I'm willing to
bet that you can make that fantasy of being your own boss
and running your own business from home a reality when you
really believe you can do it! You've always had the power
within you all along, you've just been introduced to it,
now go and make it work for you! By applying the same
effort you give to your current job which you don't even
like and putting it towards a business of your own, how
could you possibly fail? Especially when you implement a
proven, legitimate and solid system backed by a network of
people who are just as interested in your success as you
are your own. The power within yourself is enough to make
your dreams come true, can you imagine what can cultivate
when you have others behind you giving out the same
positive thoughts towards your success? There is no limit
to what you can accomplish. In fact, the only limits are
the ones you put on yourself..

About the Author:

Russ Sutton, RN is a Nurse become Entrepreneur due to the
changing climate of the work place and for the race to
freedom. Russ has published many articles on the subject of
attraction, manifesting and business and marketing. Russ
lives in Florida and is a motivational speaker for business
and society groups. You really have to visit Russ at:
http://www.Achieveit.Biz for more information.

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07/04/09

Permalink 09:37:36 pm, Categories: News, 483 words   English (US)

How To Increase Traffic To Your Internet Home Based Business

How To Increase Traffic To Your Internet Home Based Business

One of the top reasons so many people fail to succeed with
an internet home based business is because of a lack of
traffic. If no one is coming to your web site, you have no
way of making money off of what you have to offer. Because
of this, it is vital you put together a solid marketing
campaign to help you generate an endless amount of traffic.

There are several ways you can go about increasing the
traffic volume of your internet home based business. To
begin with, let's highlight some of the free methods you
can pursue. Perhaps the top free marketing technique out
there is forums. There are hundreds of forums that fill
the internet ranging from gardening to sports to home
business.

The benefit of posting in forums is that you get the chance
to actually talk to your prospects. Instead of simply
posting an ad and hoping that someone sees it, you can grab
the attention of people and interact with them on a one on
one basis. This also allows you to talk to your target
market increasing your chances of them actually taking a
look at your site.

The next free technique to look into is article writing.
Article writing allows you to display your expertise on a
particular niche. In addition, you can take advantage of
keyword optimization favoring your web site in the search
engines. The biggest benefit of article writing though is
the ability to put your content in specific categories so
that your content appeals to your target market.

One of the rising opportunities for entrepreneurs to look
at when trying to increase traffic is social sites. Social
sites have quickly gained popularity as there are countless
sites where people can meet new people and gain friends.
It is similar to forums, but you can actually look at
people's profiles and see if they are within your target
market. Some of the top social sites today include
Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

With so many free techniques to pursue, it is hard to say
you should even try out any paid advertising. However,
paid advertising can deliver traffic to your internet home
based business quicker and it allows you to get your
advertising out to millions of people. In addition, using
paid advertising and free advertising can drastically
increase your traffic volume as it puts your site out that
much more. After all, the more people that see your ads
the more traffic you are going to receive.

About the Author:

For more information about how to start a home business and
get a Recession Proof Business with Internet Work from Home
Ideas and Opportunities available at
http://www.malcolmleyshon.com where you will find a wide
range of tried and tested ideas including a daily
newsletter and a free 325 page e-book.

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Permalink 09:37:19 pm, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 712 words   English (US)

How to Think Like a Millionaire by Craig Lock

This short piece is written in point form from notes that I have collected over the years from an excellent book HOW TO THINK LIKE A MILLIONAIRE AND GET RICH by Howard E. Hill (published by Parker Publishing Company, Inc).

*

"Money can't buy you happiness. But it helps you to be miserable in comfort."
"Wealth is better than poverty... if only for financial reasons."

- Woody Allen

"Those who say money can't buy you happiness, don't know where to shop."

- anon

How to engage the success cycle?

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not." - Denis Waitley American Author and Motivational Speaker

Abraham Lincoln: "I will prepare and some day my chance will come." Resolve to become an outstanding expert in something. (I have taken the DECISION to study the workings of the human mind). Use selective curiosity.

How to get aboard the success cycle? Satisfy a basic human want.

WHAT THE ATTITUDE OF EXPECTANCY WILL DO FOR YOU: How to be prepared for riches? When you know HOW, it's easy.

* START SMALL - GROW BIG but keep ahead of the crowd. How to develop a practical curiosity about the world? How to test ideas for potential? How to locate directional finders? Develop a practical curiosity. When you fall, bounce up higher. Always reach for new ideas. Look beyond today.

"Go the extra mile in service." - Napoleon Hill.

*

How to Strike it Rich with a bank account of contacts:

The value of contacts, but developed in an attitude of sincerity. Appreciate them for who they are - not what otrhers can do for YOU. Bless others and spread a ray of hope, sunshine.

N.B: GIVE first in order to get. I believe living by this principle is vital to achieving success. If at first you don't succeed... say to yourself, "this experience has taught me something. Next time I'll do better. Make your own niche in your world, based upon your own personality and unique talents. Your AUTHENTIC SELF gives one unlimited power. Author Brian Tracy (or was it Norman Vincent Peale, the pioneer in his ground-breaking research into positive thinking?) reminds us that "you are not what you think you are, but what you THINK, YOU ARE." THINK your way to success by thinking big. Dream big. Pray big... and look for big results.

The pathway to success all begins with changing the size of your thinking.

Finally and most importantly, True success is not measured in the wealth you have accumulated in your bank account.

For me, true success is simply being the person you really want to be and become (perhaps a "millionaire in spirit").

Just be HAPPY being YOU

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

P.S: I hope that the principles mentioned in this article will help you down life's journey...and this is my reason for sharing.

"For me true success may be measured by the fortitude, with which so many ordinary people around the globe overcome numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer force of character and indominatable spirit. They rise above the severest adversity down the often rocky journey of life. Unheralded, yet with an unquenchable and infinite generosity of human spirit, these are lives of greatness and souls who are the true heroes of this world."

- Craig Lock (13th August 2004)

"Our Greatest Good is perhaps not to share our material possessions, our money and 'riches' with others, but through faith in other people, to so lay the foundation to reveal the rich treasure that lies within themselves."

About the author:

Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the amazing journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at: www.creativekiwis.com www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.craiglockbooks.com
http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html + http://www.myspace.com/writercraig

"Writers should also be businesspeople, but then any business-person would have the good sense not to become a writer."

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Permalink 09:37:24 am, Categories: News, 556 words   English (US)

Tweet Yourself to Success with Twitter

Twitter is one of the fastest growing social media
networking options, and it's laced with benefits and
opportunity for small business owners.

A few weeks ago, I was inspired to launch into the world of
Twitter. Now, only a few weeks later I have over 1,400
followers tweeting an astounding number of messages 24/7.

As a small business owner, it's easy to envision Twitter's
marketing power. It is a realtime hotbed of potential
contacts, people who are reaching out to interact with the
rest of the world. Twitter has swiftly become a significant
communication channel for marketing my business and
networking with contacts around the globe.

Here are a few pointers that will jump-start your Twitter
experience.

1. Get started. It's easy and it's free. Just click on
www.twitter.com where you can use the quick and painless
set-up form to create your Twitter profile and be playing
within minutes.

2. Start tweeting. The Twitter home page offers a tiny
entry form that allows users to enter tweets, which are
messages of a maximum of 140 characters. Tweets can be
about what you're doing, what you're thinking, or links to
interesting things.

3. Follow Twitter etiquette. Get involved in conversations.
Contribute. Don't spam. A relentless advertising campaign
alone won't win you a lot of followers. John Kremer's
webpage at http://www.bookmarket.com/50WaystoTweet.htm will
give you lots of creative and fun ways to get involved with
the Twitter community.

4. Follow others. This is the easiest way to begin building
your list of followers. Those you follow will mostly follow
you back. Simply go to the home page of anyone you wish to
follow (such as mine at https://twitter.com/riskbuster) and
click on the 'follow' button just below the picture.
Twitter notifies me whenever anyone follows, and once I see
you're following me I'll follow you back?and your list will
begin to grow.

5. Find friends. You can do keyword searches on Twitter
using a website at http://search.twitter.com. A search on
any topic of interest will pull up the messages and Twitter
links to the profiles of those making the comments.
Clicking on any of the addresses will take you to that
person's Twitter home page, where you can follow and join
in the conversations that interest you.

If you're looking for more guidance than what's offered on
the web, I recommend Joel Comm's book, Twitter Power, to
fast-track your entry into the world of Twitter.

Any savvy Internet marketer will know that a healthy flow
of traffic and a growing opt-in list are two of the
cornerstones to a successful internet business. Each time I
tweet, my list of followers grows on Twitter, and more
visitors show up at my website and subscribe to the
RiskBuster Newsletter.

At the outset I wondered if Twitter would use up too much
of my time. The return on my time investment of less than
10 minutes a day is increased traffic, more exposure, an
expanding contact list, and some new-found friends. That's
a lot of value for a fairly minor effort.

About the Author:

Dan Boudreau makes business planning achievable, fast and
fun. Want to learn more about how to do your own business
plan? Subscribe to the RiskBuster Newsletter and instantly
download a free copy of Dan's popular fast-track business
plan template at http://www.riskbuster.com

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Permalink 03:36:50 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 669 words   English (US)

How To Become A Money Magnet

Becoming a money magnet is probably the hardest thing for a lot
of people to accomplish. Sometimes deliberate creators have the
ability to attract wonderful relationships, new houses, better
friends, new jobs and improve their overall health but they
struggle and strive with creating more money!

Let me tell you right now that it is no harder for the universe
to yield to you a car parking space than it is to yield a
million dollars. If you have deliberately attracted anything
before than I assure you that with the right practices you can
not only become a money magnet but you can attract huge lump
sums of cash.

Commonly once we've heard about the Law of Attraction we set
our intentions on working towards something we want. When you
want something - you are putting out the vibration of not having
it. Because wanting is in itself is lack of having something. So
if you want more money you must see yourself as already in
possession of already having the money.

Simple. Right?

As simple as this process sounds, that really is all of what
you have to do! You must get yourself into a place of feeling as
if you're already in possession of the desired amount of money.
As soon as you've lined up, the universe will yield to you
exactly what you're putting out.

Do you want to know what you're currently putting out to the
universe right now?

Open up your wallet. Check your bank balance. Look at the car
you're driving.

If it's not what you want to see, then you have more work to
do. The universe will yield to you endless opportunities to
bring you the money, the "how" is not your work, what is your
work is to get into alignment with your desire.

Have you ever heard of stories when multi-millionaires go
bankrupt and lose their entire estate? Have you ever noticed how
in most cases these individuals will bounce back and end up
earning the same money if not more? Why is this? For long
periods of time they have practiced having that money, they've
got the wealth vibrations and are constantly putting them out.
Even after they've lost their money, because they've practiced a
certain way of thinking for so long, the money and opportunities
find them once again.

If you practice the feelings of having the money you desire for
long enough then the universe will continue to open doors
leading to the money you desire. Your work is to feel as if
you've already come in possession of the wealth!

Here are a couple of suggestions to help you stay in the right
money consciousness.

Value the money you have

Every time you receive a paycheck, give thanks for the money
that you have just received. Instead of brushing it off and
thinking it as a measly amount of money, just be grateful that
it is there at all.

The penny test

When you see a penny or nickel on the floor, stop to pick it
up! Be thankful for even the smallest amounts of money that come
into your experience. Also you can see this as a sign that money
is starting to find its way into your experience. Remember, if
you just ignore the penny then what vibration are you putting
out to the universe? One of… "I don't want the money".

As your subconscious begins to get the idea that money is
important to, valuable to, and much appreciated by you, more
will begin to show up. Stay aware of money coming in, and keep
your mind in a receiving mode. Be sure to stop and appreciate
each bit of money that comes your way.

A very abundant future awaits you!

About The Author: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

Please use the HTML version of this article at:
http://www.isnare.com/html.php?aid=240687

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07/02/09

Permalink 09:37:44 am, Categories: News, 589 words   English (US)

A Brief Review Of TweetDeck For Internet Marketers

One of the reasons why Twitter has proved so popular among
the Internet marketing crowd is because of the speed and
comparative ease with which large networks of contacts can
be built up. However, the larger your network grows the
more unwieldy it is to handle the volume of tweets that are
coming and going.

If you are aiming to use Twitter to build an effective
network you're going to have to devote a lot of your time
cultivating friendships. Fortunately for you however,
several applications have been brought out to help you
manage Twitter more efficiently. Recently, a new resource
called TweetDeck came onto the scene and it has received
quite a lot of positive comment.

Here's a brief review of Tweetdeck.

Tweetdeck provides Twitter subscribers with the tools they
need to maintain a more effective presence on Twitter
without having to devote the whole day to reading and
responding to tweets.

The advantage that Twitdeck has over its rivals is that it
allows you to sort your network of tweeters into ten
different rows and view the whole lot of them on the screen
at the same time. This means you can specify and label
different groups of followers.

When you download and run Tweetdeck for the first time, you
will find that the default setting gives you three columns
to work with, one for messages on your twitter homepage,
one for your replies to those messages, and one to track
direct messages.

At the top of the Tweetdeck page you will find several
icons . Each one creates a particular type of column when
you click on it. If you click the button for groups, a new
group column will be created and you can choose the people
you wish to include in that group by clicking on them. Each
group can be named and in this way you will be able to
handle several conversations or several groups of
conversations with relative ease.

Tweet deck also allows you to set up keyword searches. When
the keyword cropped up in a message to the message will be
delivered to the appropriate keyword search column even if
you are not following the person who sent message. Now
you can add anybody who sends posts of particular interest
to you to one of your categories.

Give Tweetdeck a try and you'll swiftly come to appreciate
how it can be used to locate and communicate with people in
your niche market simply by being able to have the messages
sorted by the system as they come in.

The biggest drawback to Tweetdeck is the amount of space it
takes up on your computer screen. It is easy to minimise
and monitor via a small pop-up in the top rcorner of your
screen.

Tweetdeck provides active Internet marketers a convenient
way of handling numerous twitter messages in a single
sitting,which means that marketers can spend more time
focusing on the development of their business, services,
SEO and website development, without which there would be
no point in building a large social network in the first
place.

To find out more about Tweetdeck and how to download it, go
to http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/

About the Author, Malcolm Leyshon:

For more information about how to start a home business and
get a Recession Proof Business with Internet Work from Home
Ideas and Opportunities available at
http://www.malcolmleyshon.com where you will find a wide
range of tried and tested ideas including a daily
newsletter and a free 325 page e-book.

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Permalink 03:37:38 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 494 words   English (US)

The Law Of Attraction Explained

One important technique Internet marketers use is
attracting visitors to their website and getting them to
refer their friends, neighbors or relatives. One way to do
that is to use the Law of attraction to your advantage.

In this article we'll talk about how the Internet makes it
possible to use attraction marketing to increase your
traffic and increase your Internet sales.

There are various ways to make money on the Internet
including Internet marketing, affiliate marketing, network
marketing, email marketing and others. Attracting people to
your website and converting them into purchasing customers
becomes a sorting process.

This is really where the Internet can come into play. You
can make your business more attractive to your visitors by
using the resources available to you online.

For example, one way that Internet marketers build a
successful business using the law of attraction is through
autoresponders. An autoresponder is an automatic way to
send email and an excellent way to build relationships and
brand you through credibility.

You become more attractive for a person to be in business
with for example because they get to know you beyond being
owner of a website. You get to sort through prospects and
zero in on legitimate ones who you want to work with.

One way to use an autoresponder and get a person to give
you their name and email address is through the use of a
lead capture page. These are easy to promote because you
put a sign up form on them where your visitor can give you
the name and email address for future follow up

A properly designed lead capture page makes it attractive
for that person to want to receive more information from
you. You do this by putting the emphasis on them and not on
yourself.

Today social networking plays a big role in the law the
attraction. Getting to know people beyond an email
marketing list is easier done thanks to blogging,
discussion forums, video marketing, and other methods of
using social media.

Some popular social networking sites today include
Facebook, My Space, Twitter and many others. As a matter of
fact social networking really takes the Law of attraction
and puts it in motion without people even realizing they
are doing it.

You really see this in micro blogging on twitter. People
can keep up to date on what their followers and friends are
doing as well as market themselves in a short micro-blog
post.

In summary the law of attraction is making you more user
friendly online. The Internet makes this much easier to do
than it ever was in past history.

About the Author:

Glenn Buckman is a successful full-time internet marketer
from Chandler Arizona where he lives with his wife Oksana.
He is the founder of Synergy Cashflow Systems,LLC, a
business dedicated to educating online marketers in the
newest techniques making the learning curve much shorter.
Check out our training site at
http://SynergyCashflowTraining.com

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07/01/09

Permalink 09:37:28 am, Categories: News, 547 words   English (US)

Deadly Overhead Costs to Consider When Setting Your Prices

Are your prices high enough to keep you in business?

If you're self-employed and providing services at prices
anywhere near the rates you earned as an employee, you
might be missing some of the deadliest hidden costs.

The obvious overhead costs include things such as rent,
utilities, advertising, insurance, and office supplies;
business expenses not directly related to the production of
goods or services. However, there are a few costs that
aren't visible until after your venture is in play. They
are easy to overlook, difficult to measure, and they're
seldom factored into the start-up financial projections.

Here are a few expenses to consider when setting your
prices.

1. Audits, Fines, Penalties. Taxation and worker safety
organizations can call for an audit just about any time.
They can also cheerfully penalize you if you happen to be
late with your remittances.

2. Downtime. As an employer, you are responsible to provide
workers with everything they need to be organized,
efficient and productive. Any losses or downtime come right
out of your profit.

3. Political, Bureaucratic or Regulatory Changes. As a
business owner, you will invest a certain amount in keeping
up with changes, and then you will expend money, time and
energy to adapt to those changes.

4. Disputes, Legal Battles, Allegations. Even if you choose
your battles wisely, and even if you take the high road,
all skirmishes will take a bite out of your overhead budget.

5. Unplanned Professional Development. Just about the time
you get comfortable with a software application, somebody
with move your cheese and you'll find yourself propelled
into a fresh new learning adventure. The time spent with
your lawyer and accountant is necessary and valuable, and
must be factored into your overhead calculations.

6. Theft of Goods, Inventory, Time. Employees might sneak
the odd free meal from your restaurant or some self-serving
soul might help themselves to a truckload of your products.
You pay, either as a result of the losses or higher
insurance premiums.

7. Non-Payment for Goods or Services. If you're in an
industry that expects you to accept payment after delivery
of goods or services, you run the risk of non-payment. When
that happens, you must decide whether to fight (court,
collections agencies) or let it go (your loss). Either way,
you pay.

8. Economic Changes and Natural Disasters. Finally, if
there are any funds left in your overhead budget after all
of the other possible challenges, you may be hit with any
of a host of external complications. Who is ever prepared
for a hurricane, a fire or a flood?

Business owners will recognize the hidden costs already
mentioned, and can probably add a few of their own to the
list. Optimistic newbies tend to hope these awful things
won't happen to them, but no business owner goes unscathed.
Relentless low pricing will keep you broke and drive your
business into the dirt.

The key to surviving in business is keeping your prices
high enough to withstand any unpleasant surprises, while
staying competitive enough to keep making sales.

About the Author:

Dan Boudreau makes business planning achievable, fast and
fun. Want to learn more about how to do your own business
plan? Subscribe to the RiskBuster Newsletter and instantly
download a free copy of Dan's popular fast-track business
plan template at http://www.riskbuster.com

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Permalink 03:37:57 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 496 words   English (US)

Mechanics of Manifestation - Using the Law of Attraction in Business

There is so much hype and misguided information when it
comes to using the Law of Attraction it's no wonder that
people are skeptical when it comes to using it in their
business.

The Law of Attraction states that: "the essence of that
which is like unto itself is drawn." Where people get
hung-up when it comes to applying the Law of Attraction in
their business is by focusing on the specifics.

What's wrong with focusing on specifics?

They're limiting. Material details and specifics are always
"how" to get to a grander picture of your life. They are
never important in and of themselves. What you're truly
after is a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. To get
that, you'll need to know the mechanics of how the Law of
Attraction works in order to apply it successfully to your
business.

Three Key Elements to the Mechanics of Manifestation

1. Begin with an end result, held clearly in mind.

This is the key to the mechanics of manifestation —
it's also the one most difficult to grasp. Manifestation
must first be seen in the mind's eye before the physical
eye can see it. What makes this most challenging is that
most of us have a conditioned mindset of, "I'll believe it
when I see it." This is just the opposite of how
manifestation occurs.

To apply the Law of Attraction to your business, you'll
need to adopt the manifestation mindset of, "I'll see it
when I believe it."

2. Take action physically, in the general direction of your
manifestation.

For manifestation to occur, you must not fall into the
conditioned mind trap of waiting to see. Instead, you must
take physical action in preparation for its manifestation.
You must make ready for it.

To apply this to your business, you must anticipate the
arrival or what you want, as if you know it's a done deal.

3. Understand that progress is usually invisible to the
physical eyes.

Sure, you may get little clues that manifestation is
occurring. However, most people don't think any progress is
occurring when evidence of what they want does not manifest
quickly.

When it comes to applying the Law of Attraction to your
business you must keep the faith. Know that it's just a
matter of time before your manifestation occurs, not a
matter of if.

Now that you know the mechanics behind how the Law of
Attraction works, you can confidently apply it to your
business. Keep the three key elements to the mechanics of
manifestation firmly in mind and you will soon find
yourself in the company of other entrepreneurs, like Dr.
Joe Vitale, Mike Dooley, and Jerry Hicks, who have built
their successful businesses by using the Law of Attraction.

About the Author, Susan L Reid:

If you'd like to find out more about how to use the Law of
Attraction to create income for your business, download
your free PDF of "Doing What You Love: Multiple Streams of
Passion" from http://YourInnerSamurai.com

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06/30/09

Permalink 09:37:12 am, Categories: News, 726 words   English (US)

"Are You Living The MLM Lie?".

Are you one of the people who have a multi-level marketing
business hoping that somehow someway it's going to work?
You're up line has probably told you that you have to fake
it till you make it. They may have even told you just show
your friends and family and watch how the product sells
itself.

Old school network marketing only works for a handful of
people and internet network marketing only works for people
who have the time and money to learn how to internet
market. With so many obstacles in the way how is a person
supposed to make any money in this industry? For starters
changing your mind set is a must. Nobody is really going to
help you build your business except you.

Your focus should never be your primary business. Your
focus must be on creating your identity online. This is
the one key element that people try to avoid and
unfortunately it's the only way you can actually create
success in the mlm industry online.

Mlm companies will tell you to focus your efforts on just
building your mlm business. This is a surefire way to go
broke and end up leaving your business. You need to set up
a system that will bullet proof you from the reality of
being involved with a network marketing business. That
reality is it will take time to build a team of people who
will help you build your down line.

The best approach to building an mlm business online is to
create a funneling system. Knowing how to get qualified
leads is key to success in your mlm business. The way that
you find qualified leads is by using a funneling system
that will separate the lookers from the buyers. Your system
should consist of G.P.T programs better known as get paid
today programs.

These types of programs are great for getting money into
your pocket fast. The best part about these types of
programs is they are very attractive to a new person coming
online. If they join your G.P.T program you have
pre-qualified them as a person who will spend money online.
You will also be providing that person a real chance of
making money on the internet and you will be seen as a hero
and not a zero.

Your funneling system should also include funded proposals.
Funded Proposals will help fund the growth of your
business. Most affiliate programs online work well as
funded proposals. An important factor when choosing a good
funded proposal is having the ability to email or call the
person that just joined your affiliate program. The only
down side to funded proposals is often times it brands the
person who created the system more than it does you.

Although I am adding this last it should be first. The best
way to grab someone's attention is by giving away a free
report. If writing a report yourself is not in reach at
the moment there are literally thousands of master label
and private label right products you can acquire that will
help you build a list.

You will need an auto responder to effectively create a
marketing funnel that will produce an income for you. Your
prospect will have to see your message 5 to 7 times before
they decide to act on your offer.

Using an effective funneling system will allow you to make
money on the front of your business while you work to build
long term residual income. This approach is used by many
online marketers today and the reason is because it works.
Getting involved with internet network marketing can be
very lucrative, however there is more to it than what is
just on the surface.

Don't be taken by people who are going to show you the easy
way. Often times the easy way will cost you thousands of
dollars and at the end of the rainbow there is a good
chance a pot of gold won't be waiting for you.

About the Author:

Larry Rivera Got Tired of all the hype online. Mlm is a
fantastic way to make money online. He creates systems to
help people realize their potential online. He is giving
away free mlm advertising at his social network.
Join a community driven by integrity join for free at
http://mlmcodebreaker.com

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Permalink 03:37:10 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 764 words   English (US)

Origin Of The Collective Wisdom

Moonvine aka Joan Adams, and Moo aka Kate Loving Shenk and
You, openedup the radio waves for our radio show called
"Moon, Moo & You: The Collective Wisdom,"3/3/09.

We had a practice show 2/25/09. The purpose of this show
was to make sure we knew how to work the web site so that
Joan and I were equally able to contribute and interact
with our listeners.

Because I was the one who originally set up the page for
the show, I was the one who had to "man" the switchboard.
However, I did not really understand anything about the
switchboard, but figured I could get it together during the
practice.

However, this did not happen.

I got on the line and people were trying to get on but I
had no idea how to bring them on, Joan included.

So I flew by the seat of my pants.

I began to feel like the Fool in the Tarot card who is
about to take a leap of faith, jumping off the cliff with
total faith that he would and will be taken care of.

Speaking extrapraneously is not one of my strengths. I've
never in my life been faced with a microphone and a radio
show that I am responsible for providing Grist For The Mill.

But there I was!! And so I decided to just have fun with it.

I remember talking about the importance of numbers, that as
we prepared for the show, the number 44 kept surfacing and
resurfacing as the magic we were supposed to be paying
attention to.

The number 44 has been Joan's magic number for quite some
time. She told me that at one time, she was in a job she
hated, but instead of emphasizing how much she hated the
job, she decided to look for angel blessings in the form of
the number 44.

She involved family in this activity and when her daughter
saw 44 anywhere at all, would call her mom and say, "Mom!!
An angel just blessed us!!"

And that brought Joan closer to the liberation from the job
that then evolved to doing the things she now loves doing.

The host call in number for the show is: 646-200-4444. The
two 44's at the end of the number seemed to beckon us to
take the leap of faith.

So I talked about the significance of numbers. I talked
about Squidoo Lens making. I talked about Single Payer
Guaranteed Healthcare for all in Pennsylvania.

I talked about the 1986 Toyota Turcel that I just brought
home, and was sitting in the driveway with 45,000 miles on
it. I talked about how the car was spooking the dogs
because they never saw it before.

I talked about how I loved Gypsy Owl's name, who was by now
listening to the call. I spoke about an owl we once had by
the name of Persephone who came to live with us after we
hit her with our then car on the way to see Tom's sick and
dying Aunt Hilda.

Hilda loved animals.

I told the deep significance of this story on the practice
show.

I talked about self-image and eating disorders.

I talked about the entrepreneurial spirit and how those of
us who hang out on the internet communities all tended to
rise above the negative vibrations that plague so many
people.

I talked about all of Joan's Squidoo lenses and about her
husband Whitey, who is legally blind.

I talked about our MasterMind group who would be meeting in
a few hours and how a few of us were shooting for Giant
Squid, an award bestowed on Squidoo lens makers after they
make 50 then 100 lenses.

I talked so much that I was hoarse by the end of the 60
minutes.

After the practice show, I figured out how to work the
switch board, and am confident that all upcoming shows will
be interactive and robust in the sharing of the Collective
Wisdom.

I know that this is true.

Yet I stepped off the cliff, like the Fool. I learned to
speak off the cuff, just like I once learned how to play
the violin by ear.

It happened after many years of visualizing and dreaming
about it.

And that, my friends, is the origin of our show!

About the Author:

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Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the
creator of the e-book called "Transform Your Nursing Career
and Discover Your Calling and Destiny." Click here to order
the e-book:
http://www.nursingcareertransformation.com
Check Out Kate's Blog and Lens:
http://www.squidoo.com/collectivewisdom
http://www.katelovingshenk.com/blog

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06/29/09

Permalink 09:37:00 am, Categories: News, 597 words   English (US)

"How Significant Is Marketing Strategy For Businesses?"

Every successful business started with a very good marketing
strategy that made it more competitive with other businesses in
its field. It does not mean that successful business shave more
resources to start with. However, these businesses are the ones
who knew how to maximize whatever resources they already have
and used them to their advantage.

Marketing strategy is really all about considering the
resources available to the company and then finding a way to
make sue of these strategies in the most creative way possible.
It is not so much about how much resources a business has at its
disposal but how creative they can get to make the minimal
resources they have to work for them.

Take a small grocery business faced with a bigger competitor.
This grocery has to find a way to be more competitive given the
minimum resources it has at its disposal compared to its
competitor.

As a marketing strategy, the small grocery store offered
additional value added services to its clients. It can be in
the form of loyalty stubs that can be changed for some items
after a while, free car cleaning or even free coffee for
shoppers at certain periods. All these are marketing strategies
that are aimed at making the small grocery more competitive in
the neighbourhood.

A marketing strategy is a product of a good marketing plan that
will give the framework as to how the strategy can be
implemented. In this case, the management of the small grocery
may have come up with a marketing plan detailing all the extra
services that may be of interest to its clients. The marketing
plan signifies the methods of implementing the said marketing
strategy.

Some small business fear competing with bigger businesses with
more capital. However, if a business has a very good product it
can compete with its competitors provided it has prepared an
effective marketing campaign or marketing strategy for its
business.

A marketing strategy is usually based on a marketing goal. The
strategy is implemented with the view of achieving something
during a certain period. Each company can come up with
different marketing strategies depending on the products or
services they are dealing with.

Some companies that have lesser capital can find a niche and
then concentrate on that niche. Its competitors may be looking
at the general market and it cannot compete on that level due to
limited resources. However the company can find a niche and
then concentrate on this niche.

The popularity of the internet has produced a new generation of
internet marketers who address their marketing to the e-market.
This means the marketing strategies may be a little different
from traditional marketing strategies since it is directed
towards a different audience.

Internet marketing makes use of a lot of marketing tools like
email marketing, website development, building of a massive
opt-in list, online purchases, link backs and a lot of other
methods.

A marketer can provide both online and traditional marketing
strategies for a business. However, he should bear in mind that
the aim of marketing is really to sell the business and to
encourage the target market to look at the products or services,
consider them as among his choices and then prioritizing such
products and services when it is time to part with his money.

About The Author: Mario Churchill makes it quicker and easier
for you to create profitable business ideas, develop your
marketing strategy or brainstorm any topic. To read more and
download a free trial of the ultimate innovation software,
please visit http://www.ideacenter.com

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Permalink 03:37:31 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 563 words   English (US)

A Secret Meditation For Law Of Attraction Followers

Looking to move to that all important next level? Are you
seeking a method that can turbo charge your ability to manifest?

You're in luck! By using my meditation you will undoubtedly
manifest things more quickly and also experience more enjoyment
when meditating.

Meditation is commonly mistaken for some mystic ritual or
associated with monks and highly religious individuals. In my
opinion, if you're not meditating then you're not connecting
with your inner-being which means you will always have a partial
detachment from the power that is natural to you.

When you focus your mind on something repetitive you
automatically begin to quieten your mind which is the same as
saying you are meditating. You reach a similar meditative state
when you're watching the television or listening to music. Your
attention is in one place only and that is all meditation is.
The difference is that when you purposely meditate, you are
relieving your body and mind of many other constraints that it
would normally be dealing with if you are watching television or
listening to music. Once relieved of these, you can slip into a
deeper state of concentration.

Find a comfortable area that you may sit quietly and will not
be disturbed. It's best to unplug the phone and turn off your
mobile when you're meditating to avoid all distractions. You can
meditate in any position you like as long as your spine and head
are kept straight in a vertical line.

Next, close your eyes and start to notice your breathing. Take
a couple of deep, but slow, relaxing breaths in and out. Focus
your mind on breathing and nothing else. When thoughts and
images come into your mind (and they will) just release them and
do not give them your attention, focus only on your breathing.
Do this for about 5 minutes.

When you feel comfortable to begin, start to visualize what it
is that you want. Is it a new home? A different lifestyle? Or a
new relationship? Start to think and dream about what it is that
you want.

Really get into the feelings of the visualization and enjoy the
moment. Live it just for a few minutes whilst you're in your
meditative state. Think only about what it is that you want and
pay no attention else where. For just a few moments, believe
that what you are seeing in your mind is already yours.

Don't worry if you don't believe it at first, just keep
practising the thought and visualization until it becomes a very
familiar environment to you.

Once you've visualized all of your desires for about 20 to 25
minutes you can then gently bring yourself out of the meditation
and feel good about yourself for completing masses of work in
those 25 minutes!

Repeat this meditation for the rest of your life. No seriously,
why wouldn't you want to keep doing something that has two
marvellous effects …

It brings you more joy and you're moving yourself one step
closer to your desires every time you do this meditation.

This meditation is one the most powerful manifestation
techniques that I've ever come across. As simple as it may seem,
the rewards that you will reap from doing it everyday are
insurmountable.

About The Author: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

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06/28/09

Permalink 09:37:33 am, Categories: News, 418 words   English (US)

"Successful List Building Step-by-Step"

If you are involved in any type of Internet marketing
venture, you know the value of effective list building. A
good list of potential customers can be the difference
between success and failure in your business. The last
thing you need is to be spending a lot of valuable time
searching for the right people, the ones who are itching
for the product or service you are offering, and even more
important, are ready to buy. Maybe you have already wasted
a lot of money on lists that promised to bring you more
customers than you can handle, only to be left with a whole
bunch of uninterested suspects instead of prospects.

The key to successful list building is not to waste a lot
of time throwing things up against the wall to see what
sticks. You need to use a step-by-step system that will
show you how to build your list with a minimum of time and
effort, resulting in maximum profit. You need to learn from
an expert, someone with a track record of success in
Internet marketing, someone who can help you avoid the
mistakes that so many novice Internet marketers make just
because they don't know any better.

So what are the steps to successful list building? You
definitely need to learn how to build the list fast. Time
is money, so the sooner you are in contact with the right
prospects, the better. You need to know how to lay a from
lucrative foundation for you list, plus, you have to know
how to explode you list to get the most out of it, and how
to "nitro boost" your list's profits. And, you need to know
how to create loads of cash frem your list, as well as, how to
pull in the maximum amount of traffic possible.

Sound like a lot to expect from your list? Maybe so, but it
is critical to your list building success that yours
provides all of these things. That is why it is so
important to have the guidance and support of a program
developed by an expert. You need to know the ins and outs
of list building on the Internet, including the power of
"social networking," by making use of social networking
sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. Just by following
some simple steps, Internet marketing profits can be yours.
It's not as hard as it may seem.

About the Author, Nathan Holland:

For Free Videos on List Building, visit
http://attractablemarketing.org

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Permalink 03:37:02 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 565 words   English (US)

Positive Affirmations and What They Can do For You

What are affirmations and what can they do for you? This is a
common question and one that is usually asked by someone that
has heard of positive affirmations and wondering what they are
all about.

Affirmations truly do have the power to change your life, as
long as you want to change your life and believe in the
affirmations that you choose or create. If you have any
negative thoughts or deal with negativity or stress during your
day, positive affirmations can help you.

So, What are Affirmations?

Good question! You may have heard of positive affirmations in
the past, but here's the scoop: affirmations are simply positive
statements for you to use in your life when you need to replace
negative thoughts with positive thoughts and actions.

It may sound really odd to you when you are first introduced to
the concept, but it works. For instance, when you are really
stress you may find that positive affirmations can help you deal
with the stress. An affirmations such as, "I can deal with
anything that comes my way," is one that may help you.

How does this work?

When you are feeling stressed you can repeat this several times
and it replaces the negative thoughts such as, "I don't think I
can do this" with positive ones like: "I can accomplish anything
I set my mind to." The more you say, or reaffirm, this
statement the more power it will have because there will simply
not be any room left for the negativity.

Another question people ask is: why should I use affirmations?
You should use them because they can change your life for the
better. Life is too short to get caught up in negativity and
self doubt. With free affirmations you can deal with all of the
stressors and negativity in your life in a much more positive
manner. Instead of always thinking that you can't do something
or that you aren't good enough, you'll replace these thoughts
with the idea that you can do anything. If you repeat this to
yourself often enough, it will become your truth.

When you use affirmations you will become a more positive
person, you simply can't help it! When you are more positive you
will think better and feel better and the people around you will
notice it. You'll find that you are more enjoyable to be around
and that you generally have more fun, too. It has to do with
the law of attraction, if you are positive and you put positive
energy out there positive energy will be returned to you. With
free positive affirmations you can make the most out of every
single moment of your life.

Now that you don't have to ask, "what are affirmations," you
can put them to use for you. Give it a shot, you may find that
they work really well for you. If they do, why not share free
positive affirmations with your friends? Let them in on your
secret of leading a positive life. You'll feel good about
yourself, so why not share the positive feelings?

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author,
speaker and coach. He has been a featured expert on national
television, radio, and print. Ronnie is the president and
founder of http://ACQYR.com. Visit
http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers and
http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations/

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06/27/09

Permalink 09:37:49 am, Categories: News, 584 words   English (US)

"Social Traffic Explosion: " Tips to Massive Free Traffic"

Is there any better type of traffic to bring to your website
than FREE targeted traffic?

Of course not, free traffic is what everyone is looking for. If
you've ventured into pay per click advertising, I'm sure you've
seen how quickly your money can evaporate. Free targeted traffic
is the proverbial "Holy Grail" of internet marketing.

Getting traffic to your website is one of the most difficult
things for most marketers to figure out. For website owners new
to the process and working on a limited budget, Pay Per Click
advertising is not a viable option. You can have the greatest
website ever made, but if you don't have any traffic then no one
will ever know.

What is the best way to drive traffic to your website if you're
working on a limited budget? I'll let you in on a little secret,
and the only cost to you is the amount of time you put in.

The hottest trend in driving traffic to your website is using
the various "social networking" sites. Social Marketing (or Web
2.0) is built on the concept of people sharing their favorite
sites with their friends and acquaintances. The hard part is
figuring out how to use that platform to promote your website or
products.

Social Marketing is often associated with the big names like
Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook, as well as countless smaller
ones. These sites should not be easily dismissed, with traffic
to these sites dwarfing the traffic seen at supposed big
authority sites like ESPN, Amazon, or CNN.

The problem for marketers is how to harness the traffic from
these sites and drive it back to their own. Social Networking
sites don't like to cater to marketers and work to keep spam off
of their sites. It's really important to adhere to this policy
so that you aren't banned from the site.

Be honest with your postings. Don't mislead people, and try to
give them information which will help them out. The more
information you provide to them, the more they will be willing
to help you out. Provide links with further detail, and make
sure to answer any questions that people post to your profile.

Humor is also a great tool to use when using social network
sites. Poke a little fun at yourself or give people an insight
into who you really are and what passions you have. The more you
share of your own personality, the more likely you are to start
attracting a parade of friends and building your network of
contacts. The bigger your network, the more visitors you'll be
able to drive to your website.

If you're looking for the secrets to funneling large amounts of
Social Traffic back to your site, you should take a look at
Social Traffic Explosion. It's a collection of 8 how to videos
that walks you through the steps of building your unique profile
at the biggest social networking sites and using them to drive
large amounts of free targeted traffic back to your website.

It comes with an 8 week 100% unconditional money back
guarantee. If you're not happy with it for any reason or it
doesn't meet your expectations, simply return it and you will be
refunded with no questions asked. How simple is that?

About The Author, Jim McMenamin: If you're looking for ways to go under the radar of the major social networking sites and generate massive
amounts of free traffic, check out Jim McMenamin's Social
Traffic Explosion at: http://www.socialtraffic-explosion.info

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Permalink 03:37:43 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 568 words   English (US)

Understanding the Law of Attraction

We know from quantum physics that everything in the entire
universe is pure energy. The difference is in the unique
vibration everything has inherent to itself. Quantum physics
also accepts that energy is influenced by energy and like energy
attracts in accordance with its true vibration. This is how the
law of Attraction works throughout the universe. That which is
in vibrational harmony will be attracted to each other.

A pair of tuning forks can demonstrate an example of this. If
one tuning fork, placed at a distance from another tuning fork
is struck thereby emitting a certain vibration, will in fact
cause the other tuning fork to vibrate at the exact same
frequency. This is a very simple example of how like energy with
the same vibrational frequencies are attracted to each other.

Quantum Physics also describes quantum potential, describing
how everything that exists now and ever will exist already
exists at least at the quantum potential level. It is our
observation, our focusing on something that will cause this
potential to shift into reality.

Unless you are in perfect harmony and vibration with whatever
you wish for, it will not manifest into your life. You must
always expect to receive and never doubt for a single moment
that you will get that which you desire. Your wishes must be
fueled by desire and also expectation. By focusing our attention
and genuinely desire something it will be given. All you have to
do is put yourself in a total state of receiving and the Laws of
Attraction will manifest the object of your wishes into your
life. Where attention goes energy flows.

You must also have intention. You must quiet your mind and send
out vibrations of intention. You already know what you want so
when you sit down to ask the universe for it you must have a
clear intention and a clear mind. Your normal everyday thinking
mind will limit the effect on the manifestation. There isn't
enough focus when we are thinking too much about what we want.
Clear your mind and clear your thoughts and you will be able to
manifest what you want in life.

You must also know that the Laws of Attraction works for the
negative things also. If you constantly dwell on negative
thoughts you will manifest those things into you life. If you
expect the worst the universe will give that to you. It is not
possible to be positive all the time; the best we can hope for
is to give less emotion to the negative thoughts that arise.
Accept the negative for what it is and then let it go. Be
grateful for all you have in your life and try to live with love
in your heart. This will allow the positive vibrations of peace
and harmony to dominate your mind and soul and negate the
control your negative thoughts have on creating your reality.

It is very important to try and maintain a high level of joy
and harmony with your true divine nature and accordingly there
is absolutely nothing that you cannot have or do.

About The Author, Kevin Forrester: You can increase your manifestations and attract anything you want into your life. The trick is knowing
how to do it. It takes more than just positive thoughts and good
intentions. Increase Your Energy and Increase Your
Manifestations http://www.higherbalance.wordpress.com

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06/26/09

Permalink 09:37:19 am, Categories: News, 958 words   English (US)

"3 Steps to More Income by Leveraging Your Time, Energy and Expertise"

The normal business model for most service professionals
such as coaches and consultants is a one-on-one model. It's
where we all start because it is how and where we gain
experience and hone our expertise. As time goes on,
however, many such professionals begin to feel somewhat
tired of this business model. They still enjoy working
one-on-one with many clients, but they are tied to their
schedule. If you aren't available to serve a client, then
you don't get paid. Plus, the only way to now increase your
income is to either further raise your fees or take on more
clients...except that there is a limit to both, and
particularly, the latter.

What if you'd like to take the ceiling off your income
totally?

The good news is that it's possible and easier than many
professionals realize. Here are 3 easy ways to leverage
your time and energy for more income, an income which is
limited only by your own creativity and willingness to
extend more offerings to your clients.

(1) Run a workshop or teleseminar

Running a workshop or teleseminar allows you to share what
you know with your clients. As a massage therapist, perhaps
you could teach a workshop or teleseminar on, "How to Boost
Your Health with the Art of Gentle Touch". Or as a coach,
you might teach parents "How to Deepen Your Relationship
with Your Teen Kid through the Power of Listening".

By running workshops and teleseminars, you move away from
the one-on-one model to a one-to-many model. You show up
once for that workshop but you are reaching many people at
the same time. It also makes it easier for someone to "get
a taste" of you before committing to a higher fee service
with you because the fee for attending a workshop is less
than working personally on a one-on-one basis. In this way,
it helps you to open your doors more easily to potential
clients.

Priced correctly, you will also increase your income for
the same amount of time you spend on running the workshop
or teleseminar because you leverage the number of people
you reach.

(2) Create an information product

When you create an information product, you invest your
time and energy once, when you create the product, but you
then get paid for it over and over again, everytime someone
purchases that item from you. It is a passive stream of
income, which means that you can make a sale even when
you're on holiday or asleep. You do this by setting up
automated systems that don't need you to be there in order
to deliver. But you still get paid - how good is that!

Creating an information product is not difficult. Do you
enjoy writing? Do you enjoy talking about what you do? If
someone asked you questions, about what you do, could you
tell them? What do you feel passionate about that you could
talk about it easily and effortlessly? What questions do
your clients typically ask you that you find yourself
responding to over and over again?

These provide you with the topics around which you can then
create your information products, such as an audio set of
CDs, downloadable mp3s or an e-book.

(3) Create a membership program

If your subject is extensive, you could create a membership
program. You enlist people to join a program for which they
pay a monthly subscription that gives them access to your
material (benefits) as long as they remain a member. These
benefits could be ongoing and new information that they can
access by being a member. It may also give them additional
benefits such as discounts off other services and products.
They can access a membership area of your website in order
to get the information or you could deliver it via email.

For example, one type of membership program is where people
subscribe for a set period of time to receive an e-course.
You deliver the e-course to them through an automated
service, let's say, on a weekly basis, for six months, and
so they pay you a monthly fee for six months. By
automating, you set up the system to run and then you no
longer need to be there to make sure that people receive
their e-course, because it has already been set up at the
beginning.

Because these programs have a continuing element over a
period of time, they are also often called continuity
programs. It's a great way to smooth out your cashflow
because you know that you'll be receiving a certain amount
of income each and every month for the duration of their
membership. It is also a passive income stream.

So there you have it - 3 easy ways to leverage your time
and energy for more income. What's exciting about this is
that the same subject can be used as the main topic for
each of the 3 ways - the workshop or teleseminar, the
information product and the membership program.

YOUR TURN

Think about what subject you would enjoy sharing with
others. Start with an easy topic for you and begin to flesh
out what you might share in a workshop. Then go from there
and you'll soon be on your way to creating new and passive
streams of income, freeing yourself up to more time to do
other things you love, while taking the ceiling off your
income potential.

About the Author:

(c) Veronica Lim. Through her Business Success Circle,
workshops, products and coaching programs, Veronica Lim
shows her clients how to create passive and other streams
of income, to make more while working less. She also offers
teleclasses, free articles, workshops and other resources
to help coaches and other service professionals achieve
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Permalink 03:37:56 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 699 words   English (US)

Increase Your Self Belief

"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true
either is true or becomes true." John Lilly. The mind is
an incredibly powerful thing. If you believe (and I mean
truly believe) you can do something then your subconscious
will work to make it fact.

You believe in your career and in yourself or you wouldn't
be where you are now. But do you have that internal
negative voice sometimes? You know the one that undermines
your positive beliefs, tries to tell that you won't make it
to the next level up, that you will never achieve a healthy
work/life balance, or that you're no good at a particular
area of your work? If you tell yourself negative things
about yourself and your career, you will subconsciously
look for ways to prove that you are right. In this way
those beliefs will be regularly reinforced and may
ultimately actually become fact. Let's see what we can do
about that.

What I'd like you to do for a moment is concentrate on your
main goal for your career. Close your eyes and take
yourself forward to the time when you have achieved it,
when your career (and accordingly your lifestyle) is
everything you want it to be. Stay there for a minute or
two and really drink it in. Take note of what you can see,
hear and feel.

Ask yourself:

· What strengths did I have back when I was
planning to get here, which enabled me to get to this point?

Now come back to the present and keep hold of those
positive thoughts.

We all hold Empowering Beliefs. These are the beliefs
which empower us to move forwards towards our goals. Some
of them we know and can list straight away. Others may
surprise us when we encourage our subconscious to come
forward with them. All of them are extremely powerful and
make a huge difference to the outcome of all our endeavours.

When you express an Empowering Belief the sentence would
typically start 'I am...' or 'I can...'

Basing your list on your answer to the bullet pointed
question above, write down now 5 Empowering Beliefs you
have about your career. What are its strengths? What does
it do for you? What do you love about it? 'It is...
what?' 'It can... what?' 'It does...what?'

Once again basing your list on your answer to the question,
write down now 5 Empowering Beliefs you have about yourself
which will enable you to get your career to where you want
it to be. 'I am...?' 'I can...? 'I'm great at...?' 'My
XYZ skills are superb'. Don't worry if you think it might
sound big-headed to anyone else. What's important is that
you believe that you have this strength, ability or
knowledge.

That's a great start!

Now commit to doing something over the next couple of
weeks. Every day add at least one new Empowering Belief to
your two lists. Your goal is to end up in 2 weeks time
with at least 10 Empowering Beliefs about your career and
at least 10 Empowering Beliefs about yourself.

So each day ask yourself: 'What Else?'

Ask other people what they think. Ask colleagues, clients,
friends and family. When someone else gives you some
positive feedback, accept that they wouldn't say it unless
it were true. So you can easily take that on as a belief
of your own - right?

Keep your lists where you can access them easily and often,
particularly if you are having a 'wobble moment'. This is
really powerful stuff and can cause a mental shift that
will take you shooting forwards. Please note I am not
saying that empowering beliefs alone will make things
happen. But if you accept and believe all the positive
things about your current and future career and about
yourself, you will actually go out there and take the
action necessary to make it happen! What's the alternative?

About the Author:

Emma Wortt of Em-powering Executives, 2009. All
Rights Reserved. Em-powering Executives enable leaders and
their teams to achieve excellence using executive coaching
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06/25/09

Permalink 09:37:06 am, Categories: News, 424 words   English (US)

"Automate Your Niche Marketing".

Armed with a great product for a niche market, you are now
excited about your future earnings. You know its tinme to
dig into your research.

Keyword lists are made, and then refined. Different
keywords and key phrases are added, and the list get
refined even further. You've researched the places where
your target demographic spends their time and you've
learned their language.

When you are finally ready to launch, you find that now a
host of competitors are cluttering the field. Your
hard-won research, while still useful, will not return the
profits it should.

The problem is time. As more marketers focus on niche
marketing, strategies and tools are being developed to
streamline and speed up the process. If you do not pursue
those tools and learn to use them well, you run the risk of
finding yourself ready at the starting line only to learn
that the race has already finished.

So what to look for in a tool for aiding your niche
marketing efforts? First, look for these features:

* Keyword traffic tracking

* The potential profitability of those keywords

* Automated processes

* Flexibility

The keyword traffic tracking speaks for itself. You want
to get this data delivered quickly. Enough said. As for
the profitability of those keywords, this becomes a bit
tough. It's only logical that if your marketing content is
poor, you won't sell your products.

Focus on the word "potential." This is not an immediate
get-rich-quick function. Instead, it is a way of pointing
you in the direction of where the money lies. Next is the
automation of functions. The whole point of using a niche
marketing tool is to save you time, so if the more
monotonous functions are automated, it leaves you free to
do the more important stuff.

Last, and indeed most important, is flexibility. New
technologies and marketing platforms are being constantly
created, and are incredibly hard to predict. A great
example is Twitter. Did you realize 6 months ago that it
would be so huge? Nobody else expected it either.

So, when you pick a tool, make sure that the program is
flexible enough, and has enough developer support, that you
won't be left out in the rain when the next big thing comes
along.

Having strategies in place and using the automation tools
at your disposal will not only streamline, but will also
maximize profits from your internet marketing campaigns.

About the Author,
James Schramko:

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your keywords right with Market Samurai.
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Permalink 03:37:42 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 536 words   English (US)

7 Steps to Applying Law of Attraction by Visualizing

One of the ways to apply the law of attraction in your life is
to visualize your desires. This was discussed in the movie, The
Secret but the technique of how to visualize was not mentioned.

Here are the 7 steps to visualize so you can apply the law of
attraction.

Step 1 - Decide what you want to visualize

Whenever you start to visualize, you should always have a goal
or goals of what you want to attract. Say for example, during
your lunch break, you want to visualize about 2 things: Enjoying
a good night out with your family tonight and also doing a
spectacular job with the project you're currently working on.
Then concentrate on visualizing these two goals.

Step 2 - Find a quiet place

Find a quiet place where you will have no distractions from
anyone. A lot of the times, I will choose places like the bed,
before and when I wake up, or my home study room where I know I
won't be disturbed.

Step 3 - Clear your mind

Before you visualize you should first clear your mind of
whatever distractions you have. If you are worried about a
report or a meeting, sit down, relax and stop thinking about
these distractions. You don't want these problems to enter your
mind when you're applying the law of attraction.

Step 4 - Close your eyes and start imagining

Close your eyes so that you are very relaxed and start thinking
about your desires. Imagine yourself how you are behaving at the
end result of your desire. If you are desiring a car, think
about driving the car and the places you are going to. Go to the
extent of imagining the smell of the leather seats.

Step 5 - Feel the Visualization

The most important part is to feel the visualization. Notice
how you are reacting when you are living out your desire. Notice
how happy you are when driving your new car. The feeling of the
steering wheel, the smell of the petrol, the music coming out of
the CD system. It is these feelings that are making you give off
good vibrations to the universe.

Step 6 - Open your eyes

Then come out of the visualization. If you have been
visualizing properly, you will feel as though what happened was
real. This is the feeling you want. Every time you visualize try
to get this feeling at the end.

Step 7 - Continue

When you are up and about during work or at home, continue to
act as though you are living your desire. Act as though you
already own the new car, already got promoted, already going on
holiday with your family.

By following these 7 steps, you have truly mastered
visualization and know how to apply the law of attraction
effectively using visualization. There are more techniques to
the law of attraction of course, and you should continue to read
more on this topic such as the reasons why law of attraction
doesn't work.

About The Author, Adrian Abel: Download the free report "7 Reasons Why The Law Of Attraction Doesn't Work" at
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06/24/09

Permalink 09:37:56 am, Categories: News, 715 words   English (US)

"Navigating Inter-generational Mistrust"

Each generation has its own ideas about the past, the
present, and the future. Each group sees the others as
having the wrong perspective, the wrong ideas, the wrong
passions, the wrong dreams. At best, the groups tolerate
each other. At worst, they undermine each other?s efforts,
suggestions and ideas. Still, each of us bears significant
responsibility for developing strategic plans for
leveraging the differences to create positive environments.

Without making any pronouncements, start by listening to
members of each generation. Identify the words they use.
Listen for what they say is important to them, especially
their passions. Listen for what they say they want to
accomplish. As you become more deeply acquainted with the
characteristics of each group, you will see the
similarities and the differences. All generations care. All
generations applaud achievement. All generations want to
matter. All generations believe that their path to the
future is the correct one and that others have been wrong.
However, times change us all.

You know that "wrong" is a non-issue because the
information the generations bring to any situation differs
from the information that other generations bring. The gray
hairs of the radio and, subsequently, television world
bring that history with them. The graying activists of the
sixties remember their dreams of a newer, more free world
that differed greatly from the world of their parents. All
generations have something to which they can say, "I can
remember a time when such and such did not exist." Today's
adult generation can probably remember a time before search
engines, but certainly before Twitter. It is largely a
condition of that "time before" perception that colors our
thinking.

As you gather more and more information from the
generations, the common focus that emerges is achievement.
If you believe you lack sufficient information to develop a
navigational plan, simply pose the question, "What do you
want to achieve?" You can ask the question to discover
personal dreams. You can also anticipate the emergence of
professional goals. In the end, you will know what they
want to change. It is this desire for change that opens the
door to conversations. It is the commonality among us all.
It is the future to which the generations can navigate
together.

When you can identify several changes the multiple
generations want, you can now establish the strategic
vision for the future. They all have some common
destination in mind. You simply need to work with them to
establish the travel plans and timetables for getting to
the destination. See what stops they identify in the trip.
These will be the anticipated hurdles to jump. Some will be
erroneous conclusions. These are easy to correct. Many of
them are made of "we can't" and "we never" stances. Some
will be attitude positions. These frequently involve "you
don't know ..." and "you don't understand ..." comments,
beliefs that are held even if they are unspoken. Air as
many of these comments, concerns, conclusions and
assumptions as possible. Dealing with them quickly and
openly smooths your future navigation.

You are now ready to ask them how they would accomplish the
change they desire. You can listen, then, for progress
steps that mark the movement from desire to achievement.
You listen for changes in word choice --- one generation
using the vocabulary of another. You watch for the
connections the generations make in building the bridges
over the gaps in their own thinking. You listen for
"support comments" to replace "suspicions." You see the
barriers evaporating as they focus on a common, desired
achievement, not on differences. You can feel the shift
from struggling to prove "right" versus "wrong" to the
identification of a common destination, a destination that
demands a diversity of history, a diversity of personal
experience, and a diversity of thought.

This very diversity is the needed ingredient of future,
inter-generational achievement. It is the WE, not the THEY,
that accomplishes.

About the Author:

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Permalink 03:37:10 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 354 words   English (US)

The Secret - Collection Of Inspirational Quotes ( Part 18 )

The story of a love is not important --what is important is
that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we
are permitted of eternity.

-- Helen Hayes

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care
nor your nights without a want and a grief.

But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise
above them naked and unbound.

-- Kahlil Gibran

God doesn't always pay you on Friday.

-- Sicilian Proverb

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts;
not amid joy.

-- Felicia Hemans

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the
sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be.

-- Jose Ortega y Gasset

If you sleep with a dog you will rise full of fleas.

-- Greek Proverb

One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way . .
.

-- Isabelle Eberhardt

Life is not a spectacle or a feast, it is a predicament.

-- George Santayana

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.They see
things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a
long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die,
but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad
days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes
always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come
true.

-- Woodrow Wilson

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it
everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering
ourselves for a purpose.

-- John Mason Brown

One of the nicest things about problems is that a good many of
them do not exist except in our imaginations.

-- Steve Allen

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude.

-- Sir Thomas Browne

To Read More quotes visit: http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com

About The Author: Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business
consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winning
book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." For more
information, visit: http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com
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06/23/09

Permalink 09:37:26 am, Categories: News, 641 words   English (US)

"Work From Home Tips - 7 Pitfalls To Avoid"

People ask me every day, "What do I need to do to make good
money working from home?". I quite often hit on a time
tested list of things that will really help ensure success.
Today I will flip over the coin, and hit seven things that
will quickly kill your cash flow.

1. Program Jumping-- If you like to join a lot of programs,
and always seem to be chasing a "better deal", this will
kill you. You will be constantly starting over, and
relearning product line, pay plans and different
advertising systems. You will be stuck in learning mode,
and will find it very difficult to get into earning mode.

2. No DMO-- If you do not have a "Daily Method of
Operation", you are probably waking up and just doing tasks
for the sake of being busy. If you must work your business
part time, you will always be challenged for time. If you
are working your business full time, you will probably be
doing a lot of thing that are not "Income Producing
Activities". You need to set up a daily plan of action, and
stick with it for 90 to 180 days.

3. No Real Sponsor-- If you do not have a sponsor that you
are in contact at least weekly, you are in big trouble. If
you are doing everything all by yourself you will be making
some big mistakes. You need an active sponsor. If this is
missing, you must get one. This is a critical point to your
success.

4. Trying To Master Too Much At The Same Time--If you feel
like you are spread thin and are not getting anything
completed in your business, you are trying to master too
many things at once. Go back to your sponsor and figure out
the one or two things you need to master right away. Do
these tasks first, and if you have extra time you can work
on the third one on the list.

5. Mastering Incorrect Things-- You need to be very aware
of what the key Income Producing Activities are for your
business. If you are mastering things that do not help your
bottom line, you are almost certainly working on the wrong
things.

6. Short Term Thinking-- If you are worried about making
money this week or next week, your time horizon is too
tight. You must take a long term approach to your business,
even if your needs are immediate. You must give your home
based business time to take root and mature. This item
kills a lot of businesses before they have a change to
actually succeed.

7. No Residual Component To Income-- You need to make long
term (residual) income from some part of your business. If
you have no residual income coming in, you wake up each and
every day looking for your first sale and first money of
the day. When you have customers buying from over and over,
you have the ability to enjoy the "life time value of the
customers" versus one time sales. This strategy will
quickly expand your business and will give you some
predictability in your income.

I trust you can see, there are critical elements to avoid
while trying to grow your business. Some items are easy to
implement, and others are quite a bit harder to do. Take
this advice to heart, and you will see an improvement in
your bottom line relatively quickly.

About the Author:

Patrick McTigue is a full time network marketer and enjoys
helping people meet their success and income goals. Can
you afford to struggle for 18 months to get your MLM
business in profit? You don't have to. Our team will show
you how to maximize your success in as little as 5 short
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Permalink 03:37:50 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1229 words   English (US)

Using the Law of Attraction to Achieve Success

By Julie Fuimano, Personal Development Expert & Success Coach

A few years ago, there was a movie produced called
"The Secret" which introduced to the mainstream population the principles of the Law of Attraction. The basic premise is that whatever you dream of, you can create by focusing on what you want and how you will feel when you achieve it. If you can dream it and believe it, you can achieve it.

It is a wonderful movie. However, the movie leaves the viewer believing that if you can visualize your dream and experience the feeling state that you will feel when you have achieved it, then it will magically happen. If you think hard enough then things will change.

Having a vision for success is extremely important. In order to achieve what you want, you need to have a destination in mind!

You also need a map so you can plan and organize the steps you'll take in
order to achieve those desired results.

But the biggest piece missing from the movie, the thing that most people
struggle with is ACTION. You cannot attract success without action.

The Law of Attractiveness

The Law of Attraction works when you focus on taking action to become the
kind of person who deserves the success you desire. In other words, you must become Attractive. If you dream something great, you must commit to becoming the kind of person who would, as a natural outcome, attract those things in order to create that reality. It should really be called the Law of Attractiveness.

What this means is that you focus your actions steps on developing the
qualities and characteristics that someone would possess if they were
already successful in the way you would like to be successful.

If you want to be thin, for instance, what are the qualities you need to
possess in order to attain health and wellness? What are the action steps
you need to take in order to develop those qualities? Are you willing to do what it takes in order to have that outcome?

If you want to be rich, wealthy, and enjoy lots of material things, what are the qualities and characteristics of someone who has lots of money? What are some of the things they do to attain that money and maintain their wealth? Are you fiscally responsible and good at investing? What do you need to do in order to develop your mind in such a way so that you think like a rich person because, you know, rich people think differently than indebted, broke, or poor people?

If you want an improved relationship (with your boss, your parents, your
spouse, your kids), then what are the characteristics of the kind of person you need to be in order to participate or create the kind of relationship you envision? What action steps do you need to take today, this week, this month, in order to develop those characteristics so you can become the person who would, as a natural outcome, enjoy this kind of relationship?

A Focus on Being Rather Than Doing

This is not easy work. It forces you to focus your attention on developing yourself, rather than focusing on how things aren't the way you'd like them to be or how things should be different. It also means you stop blaming others or telling them how they should change and instead focus on developing yourself, which is, in fact, the only thing you can control or change.

Most people don't want to hear that it actually requires effort or work,
which is probably why this part of the message was left out of the movie. We have unrealistic expectations for how long it takes and the process required to actually create something new for ourselves. People want a quick fix. You want to take the pill and lose 50 pounds overnight. Or perhaps win the lottery or make that big sale. You don't want to hear that it takes time, years perhaps, to create what you want. You see a successful person and think they must be lucky. "That should be me," you think to yourself. "It should be easier than this!"

In reality, there are no overnight successes. Any success, whether it is
financial, physical, relationship, or other, requires work and attention and time.

Fantasy

In fact, when you dream great dreams, there is a risk. The mind can play
tricks on you. You create this marvelous fantasy of what it will be like
when. You can become very attached to this fantasy being your reality. In
fact, you feel entitled to it. After all, you have worked so hard at
creating the ideal fantasy you feel you deserve it, don't you? Of course,
you haven't done any of the work; so far, all you've done is dream of it.
But this attachment to your fantasy is so strong that you feel entitled to have it be real. Only it's not real right now. Reality differs and this gets you upset.

Angry. Frustrated. Disappointed. You can feel enraged, in fact, that your
dream is not, in actuality, what is true. Reality can become your nightmare.

This sense of entitlement plagues people today. Society seems to be
encouraging people to expect to get whatever you want without doing the work needed to acquire it. In other words, people focus too much on the outcome and not on the process or the work required in creating that outcome. And the emotional upset this causes is a huge source of stress.

The more willing you are to embrace reality as it is, the easier it is to
take positive action toward creating a new future. Wishing things were
different wastes time and effort better spent on action steps that will in fact help you get to where you want to go.

Appreciate the Pace of Change

There is a season to things and you cannot know how long it will take to
achieve the results you seek. Trust that the universe is conspiring to
present you with your rewards. It will happen when it is meant to. Focus on preparing yourself for success and being open for the opportunities when they present themselves.

When you focus on becoming the kind of person you want to be and developing the qualities and characteristics that will lead to success, you empower yourself because this is where you have control; this is where you can create impact and where you will experience less stress and make the greatest impact. Become attractive. You will feel better about yourself as you begin to unleash your brilliance. And you'll learn to enjoy the journey giving up the struggle with fantasy.

Julie Fuimano, RN, MBA, CSAC is named one of the TOP 100 THOUGHT LEADERS in personal leadership development. Your happiness and success is her business!

Her coaching clients experience dramatic and profound results in their
productivity, level of confidence, and their relationships. As a certified coach, accomplished writer, and motivational speaker, Julie empowers your personal best and teaches you simple, practical tools for meeting your goals, communicating effectively with others, and enjoying yourself at work and at home. Visit www.NurturingYourSuccess.com
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06/22/09

Permalink 09:37:12 am, Categories: News, 575 words   English (US)

"The Role of Web 2".0 in Real Estate Marketing"

There has been a lot of buzz regarding Web 2.0 ever since
it was coined way back in 2006. Some see it as a design
revolution in the internet industry while others embrace it
as the new trend on how websites are designed and how they
interact with visitors. This recent generation of web
development and design introduces how information can be
spread out in different formats without much effort.

Web 2.0 aims is to bring people closer together online and
to distribute information in new ways. Real estate
marketers are very excited and believe that Web 2.0 has a
major role in helping their lead generation activities.
Social networking is a fast and easy way they can niche
their marketing efforts to specific groups of people
interested in buying or selling property.

Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites such as Facebook,MySpace,and
Linked-in are web applications combined with powerful
networking technology and trendy designs to attract people
to connect.

Most of the popular social networking sites dominate search
rankings and are frequently visited by people all over the
world. Since the very early days of the Internet, people
wanted to go online in hopes of connecting with new people
or getting back in touch with lost friends.

Real estate marketers can use these features to help bring
their websites to the masses because of the increasing
amounts of members that join social networking sites every
day. Quality leads are sure to turn up because many people
that are into social networking are ordinary residents that
could be interested with real estate.

Video Sharing Sites

Both the advancements in Internet connection speeds and
file compression technology lead to the development of
video sharing sites. These sites are technically social
networking sites that allow videos to be uploaded for the
public to see.

Real estate marketers used to share their videos through
optical discs and send them out through mail but now
sharing videos have become easier than ever and is crucial
in convincing others that the real estate deals that they
are promoting are legitimate and true.

Blogging

Blogging used to be the thing that you do when you want
attention similar to how diaries work. While there are so
many blogs that are like that, real estate marketers have
found out that blogging is an excellent way in having their
sites appear on the search engines more often. In relation
to Web 2.0, the blog designs take the center stage with
many of them appearing minimalistic yet attractive to the
eyes. Well written entries are often associated with
keywords or tags to make them a lot easier to find and
easier to share. In addition search engines love fresh,
relevant content, and will index blogs higher than a
"static" website.

While the old techniques in marketing still work, it is
important to embrace the current generation of web
developments because that's where all the hungry buyers are
at. People go online not only to use the search engines and
check mail, but they also blog, keep in touch with others,
and interact in other Web 2.0 websites. Everyone is Online!

About the Author:

Duncan Wierman is an ex-Software CEO turned Real Estate
Investor & Marketer. Discover how you can use creative
online marketing methods to do more deals online. For more
details on how to use automated internet marketing system
for real estate investing, please visit Duncan Wierman's
website and get is free 14 day e-course.
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Permalink 03:37:34 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 557 words   English (US)

Keeping Constant Momentum For Constant Growth

Momentum is something that we all need to keep us on the path
to success. The problem that a lot of us have is that we have
surges of motivation followed by periods of self-doubt and
little in the way of a drive to succeed.

If you really want to succeed in life you have to have a
constant momentum. Those that are the most successful in this
world are not the people who wax and wane with momentum but
those that are able to keep it going strong and steady all the
time. You can become one of these people when you use
momentum-building affirmations to help you push forward at all
times.

Constant Momentum Creates Constant Growth

As a human being you should always be looking for opportunities
to grow and learn because this is how you excel and meet goals.
Many of us want to do this but we are unable because we are
missing one key component: constant momentum.

You can liken this to a volleyball game where the ball is
constantly hit back and forth over and over again and then
suddenly the ball drops and the momentum is gone. You have to
start over from square one and it can be difficult to re-build
that momentum for both teams. The idea in life is to constantly
keep the ball in the air. If you are having a hard time doing
this you need momentum affirmations.

What Momentum-Building Affirmations Can Do For You

Momentum affirmations can help keep the ball up in the air at
all times. The problem with life is that we get busy or just
want to ignore all of our responsibilities and we let the ball
drop, forgetting that it is difficult to get it up and keep it
up again. Momentum affirmations remind us to keep moving
forward. Letting your guard down even for a moment will stop
your progress in life and when you have momentum affirmations
you will have an easier time staying constant.

The great thing about positive affirmations is that they do not
cost a lot and they will not take time away from your momentum
building activities. There are many free positive affirmations
that you can use immediately, so you don't have to spend any
money to start living a more consistently productive life.
Momentum affirmations work because they can be built into your
life. You don't need a lot of time; you may wake up in the
morning and recite your momentum affirmations before starting
the day, or use them when you are feeling weak and just wanting
to give up on something.

These positive affirmations can be used in any way that you
like. The idea is that these statements are moving you forward,
giving you inspiration, keeping you going when you would
otherwise allow the ball to drop. You can quietly recite your
affirmation to yourself and remember that everything you are
doing is moving you forward, helping you create the kind of life
that you have always dreamed of.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author,
speaker and coach. He is the president and founder of
http://ACQYR.com, a resource that provides a list of
affirmations, motivational articles, and free desktop
wallpapers. Visit http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations and
http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers

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06/21/09

Permalink 09:37:07 am, Categories: News, 642 words   English (US)

"Social Selling, Taking Sales 2".0 offline".

You can't help but notice the use of the word change over
the last few months. Change is being brought up in anything
you can imagine right now. In the sales world some would
say we are seeing Change but are sales approaches just
staying the same? I am going to jump on the Sales 2.0 craze
here, but I will present it the old-fashion way.

Belly-to-Belly Sales Works

No sales technique is as effective as sitting
belly-to-belly, chatting, and liking who you are hanging
out with. Stop for a Minute... Have you ever created a
long-term, highly profitable client via email? No. And, you
never will.

The Internet has become an important and incredible
marketplace for connecting intent and offers. However, it
rarely sells and it never creates a customer relationship.

What About Amazon.com?

You said Amazon.com... Right? This is a perfect case study.
Amazon.com probably thinks we have a fabulous
relationship--thousands of dollars later. I got an
incentive offer to buy online at Barnes and Nobles, another
to purchase at a Borders bookstore. The result? Hundreds of
dollars in lost sales revenue to Amazon.com. And, I would
do it again.

I am not suggesting that Amazon.com get belly-to-belly with
me. I am suggesting that if you are selling mortgages, real
estate, or enterprise software that little "competitive
opportunity" in your client relationship management will
cost you thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions.

I am also not suggesting that you quickly visit every
prospect in your sales pipeline. Here is what I am
suggesting:

Get Social Online

I happen to be a big supporter of Internet marketing, but
often it's being poorly executed. Many companies and
individuals are hiding behind the anonymity of the Web.
This is the best way to diminish your sales opportunities.
People don't want to buy from "anonymous." They want to buy
from real people, people that are like themselves!

The growth of Social Media has made this process easy. The
variety of social networking sites have given you simple
platforms to design your social selling strategy. You don't
need to be an expert or need advanced knowledge of the
Internet, web programming, SEO, or other technical barrier.
Just simply sign-up and give us a little introduction to
who you are, what you do, and how you can help people.

Form Connections

Now that you have created a social presence on some of the
networking sites... ex: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter (it
doesn't matter). And, I like what I see. How do I contact
you?

This is the biggest mistake that is constantly being
repeated. Keep in mind that no one buys from "anonymous" or
@HotRealEstateDeals or whizzy345@hotmail.com. Avoid
complicating this! Don't anonymize your contact
information. Make contacting you easy.

This is important.... If they do contact you answer the
email or phone call! Talk to everyone. Talk to anyone. It
will make you more profitable!

Play: Be lively and Fun

No one likes talking to the stiff guy at the party right?
Avoid being so stiff. Learn to have fun and play a little.
Let prospective clients see you play a bit. Post pictures,
videos, places you are visiting, books you are reading,
movies you liked, ideas you are thinking about, dreams you
are dreaming.

Also No one likes talking business all of the
time--especially your customers.

The Secret Here: Those personal insights and playful posts
attract people like you, people that will like you. And,
people buy from people they like.

Win Offline

So bottom line is make your Sales 2.0 strategy to attract
online and sell offline. The Key here is building trust and
depth with your clients by getting belly-to-belly, just
like the old fashion way.

About the Author, Bill Rice:

Manage a higher volume of leads with http://kaleidico.com
and start increasing your conversion rates.

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Permalink 03:37:29 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 579 words   English (US)

Building Momentum To Build Your Life

Momentum is something that we all need. It keeps us going and
gives us the rush that we need to attain our biggest dreams. If
you have a hard time building momentum it may mean that you are
having a hard time getting to the place in your life that you
would like to be.

Momentum is akin to your inner drive or motivation to achieve
your goals and dreams and if you are lacking momentum, you
likely doubt your place in life. You can improve your life and
begin building momentum so you can build your life by using
positive affirmations.

How Positive Affirmations Can Help You Build Momentum

Affirmations are simply statements that express the way that
you want to approach life, the way that you want to feel, or
even behave. They can help you regardless of who you are, your
age, your job, or where you live. When you use these
affirmations to build momentum you are creating your own
self-fulfilling prophecy. Why does this work? Momentum
affirmations work because they help you change the way you
think.

Worried that this is something that you cannot afford? You'll
be glad to know that there are free positive affirmations that
you don't have to pay a penny for and you can start using them
just moments from now.

As I mentioned earlier, it doesn't matter who you are, everyone
can benefit from momentum affirmations. Through these
statements you are changing your responses to external
situations, the way you behave, and the way you think. We all
have an inner dialog and those of us that suffer from a lack of
momentum, drive, or motivation, usually have a very negative
inner dialog.

For example, how often do you negatively self-handicap yourself
by saying something like: "I'm no good at this... I don't know
what I'm doing... I'm not good enough..."

When you replace this negativity with positive affirmations you
immediately begin to build momentum and work toward your goals.

Replacing negativity with positive affirmations is simple. You
may start out needing to write your momentum affirmations on a
piece of paper or even on your hand, but after a couple days you
will likely have it memorized. Each time you begin to think
negative thoughts you can replace them by your positive
affirmations. When you continue to replace negative thoughts
with positive thoughts, the momentum builds and each time you
repeat the affirmation the momentum builds again and again.

Many times being able to reach your goals and build a momentum
to build the kind of life that you have always wanted is simply
a matter of changing the way that you approach things. This is
exactly what these affirmations do for you; they help you rewire
your thought process so you become highly motivated and excited
about making the most out of every moment. This process may
feel foreign at first, but after a time living a positive life
with positive affirmations it will be second nature and you will
be better for it. Why not give momentum affirmations a try to
see what they can do for you? You truly have nothing to lose
and everything to gain!

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author,
speaker and coach. He is the president and founder of
http://ACQYR.com, an inspirational resource with free desktop
wallpaper downloads, motivational affirmations, and much more.
http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations and
http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers

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06/20/09

Permalink 09:37:36 am, Categories: News, 706 words   English (US)

"Is Door To Door Selling An Effective Way To Get Business?".

Changing market conditions have brought back selling door
to door as an effective way to sell more. It may come as a
surprise to some but lowly, low tech door to door selling
is one of the most efficient ways to generate leads and
make sales in today's market.

Over the last few years, the effectiveness of telemarketing
has been seriously hurt by the do-not-call legislation as
well as by caller ID and by people giving up their land
lines and going all cellular at home.

Emailing or for business has long been difficult but newer
spam filters and watchdog groups are making email marketing
also much less effective.

In addition, newspapers around the county are declaring
bankruptcy as their readership and advertising revenue is
eaten away by online sources. Even yellow page directories
are far less effective than they were even 5 years ago.

The most effective way to get prospects and sales today may
be door to door canvassing. You may want to consider a few
things before starting with door to door selling.

Pay Plan

Our first suggestion is that you consider a pay plan with
dignity plus security that you can afford. Straight
commission generally attracts employees who were rejected
for every other job and who will be working with you
temporarily until something better comes along. Consider
paying a small salary, based on the number of
demonstrations performed (backed by a signed form from the
customers) or even a very small amount per contact. This,
combined with a smaller commission is more saleable to
better sales applicants that giant straight commission
plans but is still very affordable. Remember, if they get
the leads and they get only commission, why work for you?
They could sell themselves and make more.

Identification And Image

We suggest that you hire only people whose appearance and
demeanor matches your customers' expectations. Have them
dress business casual and if possible, wear clothes that
display your corporate logo. You can get picture ID tags
made up on your computer or using a company like
Fedex-Kinkos. Wearing picture ID is essential today in
creating enough trust to get the door opened. Many
companies also have a vehicle with full graphics to help
identify the salesperson as actually coming from your
company. This may seem expensive but it is actually a
traveling billboard that many clients tell us generates
sales wherever it is seen.

Reason For Visit

You need to train your canvassers on having a good reason
why they are in the neighborhood and knocking on doors. A
good reason is an important step today. The reason could
be that you were in the neighborhood at a home down the
street, it could be that you noticed something like a
failing roof or a broken window as you drove by. What ever
you do, you need good believable reasons for being there
and knocking in order to be well received.

Invest In Specific Door To Door Sales Training

Finally, because of the level of rejection in door to door
selling, training and support are more critical than in
other areas of selling. Train your staff on how to get in
the door, how to present in door-to-door sales situations,
how to get the sale, as well as common objections they
will face. Also, be sure to cheer them everyday by
celebrating some victory they achieved. Don't make all
their status depend on sales. You might recognize a
salesperson for more contacts than any team member or more
days without a sick day etc. It is important that you give
your team realistic numbers they can achive. Don't depress
your staff by telling them numbers for getting in and for
closing sales they are unlikely to ever accomplish.

With proper training and a good team coach, you can have a
very successful door to door sales team that delivers sales
and leads inexpensively and efficiently.

About the Author, Carl Davidson:

http://www.salesandmanagementsolutions.com/sell-door-to-door
.html This article discusses the benefits of door to door
selling and offers tips for selling door to door in your
business to sell more. If you want more sales and leads,
learning how to sell door to door may be of benefit to you.

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Permalink 03:37:58 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 475 words   English (US)

The Secret - Collection Of Inspirational Quotes ( Part 14 )

He who lives with the wolf learns to howl.

-- Italian Proverb

You teach best what you most need to learn.

-- Richard Bach

Habit is a shirt that we wear till death.

-- Russian Proverb

We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.

-- Anaïs Nin

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully
the second time into things that I am the most certain of the
first time.

-- Josh Billings

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens
it.

-- William Hazlitt

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.

-- Joan Baez

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only
with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is
invisible to the eye.

-- Antoine de St. Exupery

It is within thy power, whenever thou shalt choose, to retire
into thyself. For nowhere either with more quiet or more
freedom from trouble does a man retire than into his own soul.

-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom
to make mistakes.

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Courage is the capacity to go from failure to failure without
losing enthusiasm.

-- Sir Winston Churchill

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when
you'd have preferred to talk.

-- Doug Larson

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for
yourself.

-- Doris Lessing

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent
will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with
talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-- Calvin Coolidge

In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly
and desperately to the post-office. You may depend on it, that
poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters,
proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from
himself this long while.

-- Henry David Thoreau

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in
injustice and tragedy.What the caterpillar calls the end of the
world, the master calls a butterfly.

-- Richard Bach

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be
wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools
for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But
to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

To read more quotes visit: http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com

About The Author: Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business
consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winning
book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." For more
information, visit: http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com
http://www.vish-writer.com

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06/19/09

Permalink 09:37:32 am, Categories: News, 584 words   English (US)

"Social Traffic Explosion: " Tips to Massive Free Traffic"

Is there any better type of traffic to bring to your website
than FREE targeted traffic?

Of course not, free traffic is what everyone is looking for. If
you've ventured into pay per click advertising, I'm sure you've
seen how quickly your money can evaporate. Free targeted traffic
is the proverbial "Holy Grail" of internet marketing.

Getting traffic to your website is one of the most difficult
things for most marketers to figure out. For website owners new
to the process and working on a limited budget, Pay Per Click
advertising is not a viable option. You can have the greatest
website ever made, but if you don't have any traffic then no one
will ever know.

What is the best way to drive traffic to your website if you're
working on a limited budget? I'll let you in on a little secret,
and the only cost to you is the amount of time you put in.

The hottest trend in driving traffic to your website is using
the various "social networking" sites. Social Marketing (or Web
2.0) is built on the concept of people sharing their favorite
sites with their friends and acquaintances. The hard part is
figuring out how to use that platform to promote your website or
products.

Social Marketing is often associated with the big names like
Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook, as well as countless smaller
ones. These sites should not be easily dismissed, with traffic
to these sites dwarfing the traffic seen at supposed big
authority sites like ESPN, Amazon, or CNN.

The problem for marketers is how to harness the traffic from
these sites and drive it back to their own. Social Networking
sites don't like to cater to marketers and work to keep spam off
of their sites. It's really important to adhere to this policy
so that you aren't banned from the site.

Be honest with your postings. Don't mislead people, and try to
give them information which will help them out. The more
information you provide to them, the more they will be willing
to help you out. Provide links with further detail, and make
sure to answer any questions that people post to your profile.

Humor is also a great tool to use when using social network
sites. Poke a little fun at yourself or give people an insight
into who you really are and what passions you have. The more you
share of your own personality, the more likely you are to start
attracting a parade of friends and building your network of
contacts. The bigger your network, the more visitors you'll be
able to drive to your website.

If you're looking for the secrets to funneling large amounts of
Social Traffic back to your site, you should take a look at
Social Traffic Explosion. It's a collection of 8 how to videos
that walks you through the steps of building your unique profile
at the biggest social networking sites and using them to drive
large amounts of free targeted traffic back to your website.

It comes with an 8 week 100% unconditional money back
guarantee. If you're not happy with it for any reason or it
doesn't meet your expectations, simply return it and you will be
refunded with no questions asked. How simple is that?

About The Author, Jim McMenamin: If you're looking for ways to go under the radar of the major social networking sites and generate massive
amounts of free traffic, check out Jim McMenamin's Social
Traffic Explosion at: http://www.socialtraffic-explosion.info

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Permalink 03:37:03 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 654 words   English (US)

Don't Stop! Stay Motivated!

A lot of people suffer from the "can't follow through" problem.
That's when you have no problem being able to start something,
but for one reason or another, finishing it is a problem.

The lack of a follow through can really set you back further
and cause others around you to perceive that you don't care
enough or don't have the drive to get things done. Usually it's
not that you don't care, chances are, you just can't keep
yourself motivated to see it to the end of the project. If this
is the way you are, you can change the way you approach things.

You can learn how to stay motivated, which will allow you to
lead a much more productive life and the people that work with
you or around you will be a lot more satisfied with your
contributions, as well! You can learn how to stay motivated with
the help of motivational affirmations.

You have probably seen motivational affirmations before without
knowing it. Little affirmations show up in a lot of places such
as websites, calendars, planners, and even on computer desktops.
These phrases are meaningless though, until you apply them to
your life and make them your own personal motivational
affirmations. Free positive affirmations are simple, yet
powerful and when you make them a part of your life you really
can change it for the better. Being more motivated will make you
more productive, a better friend, a better spouse, and
definitely a more productive worker!

Motivational Affirmations: Focus on the Here and Now!

Motivational affirmations can be anything that keeps you going.
A lot of people use Proverbs such as "Where there is a will
there is a way" to keep them moving forward through those tough
situations where you might have otherwise given up and just left
a project have finished. But of course, the greatest
motivational affirmation is the one that is in first person in
the present tense. Remember, the affirmation is about you, not
someone else! And we're talking about the here-and-now, the past
is history and the future has yet to come.

For example, you might say to yourself: "I am resourceful. I
enjoy the challenge of getting things done and I follow
through!" There are a number of great motivational affirmations
that you can choose from and you may find that you want to
change it up to keep the idea behind the motivational
affirmations fresh in your mind so you can continue to benefit
from them. Other people find one or two free positive
affirmations that really speak to them that they use day in and
day out for years.

When you use motivational affirmations you truly can change
your life. When you are able to push through situations and get
things done you will reap the rewards of great success. Whether
you are painting a room, quilting, completing a task at work, or
planning something with friends when you use positive
affirmations, motivation won't be an issue anymore. You will be
able to get things done that you may not have been able to
complete before, and you'll be able to get them done with a lot
more gusto. Imagine how good it will feel to know that you will
be able to finish everything you start, and imagine how pleased
those around you will be, too!

There are simply so many benefits to using motivational
affirmations that you simply have to personally experience in
order to believe! If a lack of motivation has been haunting you
for days, weeks, months, or years don't simply settle for a life
without motivation, change it with the help of motivational
affirmations!

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is the president and founder of
http://ACQYR.com, a motivational website with free wallpaper
downloads, positive affirmations, motivational articles and much
more. Visit http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers and
http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations

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06/18/09

Permalink 09:37:17 am, Categories: News, 426 words   English (US)

"Social Media Marketing: " A Great Way to Build Your Online Business"

Social media marketing is all the rage these days. By
actively using tools like Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace,
you can create traffic for your online business, which is
vital to increasing sales of your product or service. You
will also get to interact with lots of folks who share
common goals and interests, which can lead to forming
profitable business relationships as well as making
important personal contacts. But as with any form of
marketing, there are some general guidelines that you need
to follow in order to be successful.

First of all, you need to make a strong declaration of your
identity. You need to let potential customers know who you
are and what you're about. Some great ways to accomplish
this are through "About Us" pages on your website or blog,
and by creating an engaging profile on one of the social
media sites. Next comes association-based interaction,
which is where you begin to interact with customers. By
using tools such as "Friends" on MySpace or social
bookmarking, your customers will, in effect, be promoting
your website or company, which is where social media
marketing begins to pull in more customers for you.

At this point in the social media marketing process,
user-initiated conversation allows your customers to ask
you questions or make their own declarations, allowing you
the opportunity to respond. In this way, you will have a
chance to serve your customer and show them that you can
take care of their needs. Their feedback is valuable, since
it will let you know what you're doing right, as well as
where there might be opportunities for improvement. The
best way to engage in these conversations is through the
use of message boards and online forums relating to your
topic, like the ones that can be found on sites like Google
Groups.

Then, by making use of provider-based conversations, you
will ask your customers in a polite but direct way what
they think about your product or service. This will allow
you to take your business relationship a step further by
building honest, direct dialogue. Finally, there is
in-person interaction. If possible, go out and meet as many
customers as you can whether by going to their place of
business or by meeting them at a conference or trade show.
By doing so, you will be cementing your relationship and
possibly paving the way for new opportunities.

About the Author:

Jean Klett is a business coach and mentor that assists
serious entrepreneurs in building a profitable online
business. For more information go to:

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Positive Affirmation Methods

There are many different ways to use free positive
affirmations. For example, you can create a catalog of 3 x 5
cards and flip through them when the need arises for any
particular need. Make sure that when you are writing them on the
cards that you keep the affirmations short so that they will be
easier to memorize and recite throughout the day. Choose a
selection of cards or posters to put in random places all over
your home, making sure that you put them in prominent places.
This will serve as a constant reminder of your purpose and
goals.

You can also record them onto a CD or iPod with soothing music
in the background and you will find that your mind will start to
memorize them like the lines of a song. These positive
affirmations will sink into your mind and begin affecting your
behavior when you encounter any issues. Plus, you can listen to
your recordings in your car, which will place you in a positive
mindset throughout the entire workday.

Carry Positive Affirmations Everywhere You Go!

You can use Positive Affirmations literally anywhere. Whether
you are exercise or surfing the 'net, or even cleaning your
home, you can have these free positive affirmations flowing
through your mind throughout the day. Let them "infect" your
mind with a positive attitude that will carry you through any
challenging moment. This makes your positive affirmations very
portable so you will always be at the top of your game, no
matter where you are.

There are also those who use free positive affirmations by the
method of hypnosis to instill the affirmations into the
subconscious. These are called auto-suggestions, and therefore
your mind will respond automatically when a situation arises
through your subconscious.

You can also share the free positive affirmations examples with
others through online forums or websites so that you can gain
the support of others. Sometimes the best motivator comes from
someone pushing you further! Besides, you just might be able to
help others gain a foothold in the climb to harmony and greater
happiness and success in their lives. Remember you will have
found a treasure that is more powerful than gold, because it can
literally transform lives.

Here are some free positive affirmations to get you started on
your goal to finding inner harmony in your life.

• I take calculated risks in my search for my passion because I
deserve to love what I do and do what I love.
• I grab life by the horns and seek new adventures that are
open to me everywhere.
• I am not obligated to say yes to every request that comes my
way.
• I choose to manage my money well and spend it wisely.
• My skills are valuable and I am capable of accomplishing any
task that comes my way,
• I treat myself with a loving respect because I am valuable,
too.
• My dreams are important to me. I am willing to follow them,
wherever they lead me.
• I deserve friendships with mutual respect.
• I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is the Chief Inspiration
Officer at http://ACQYR.com, a motivational website with a vast
list of affirmations, motivational articles, and free desktop
wallpapers. Visit http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations/
and http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers

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06/17/09

Permalink 09:37:47 am, Categories: News, 564 words   English (US)

"FREE Home Business Lead Generation, UK and worldwide, by Ruling Google"

In Part 1 I went into detail about the first steps required
to generate a steady stream of leads for your Home Business
Lead Generation, UK or worldwide. In particular,
identifying the Niche Keywords for your Business.

In Part 2 we are focussing on the content that you need to
feed this hungry Niche!

1) Articles - A good way to connect with your chosen Niche
is to provide value. This can be achieved by creating
valuable information specific to their needs. Because the
niche is specific to your business you should have a very
good idea of what these people want to know about.

Basically identify their problems and offer solutions in
your article copy. Your article should incorporate your
identified keywords from Part 1. One word of warning,
don't over do your keyword usage in the article.

2) Video - One of the best ways to climb the Google ranks
is to create a short two minute video. Video is very
effective and better still Google loves it! When I say
video I can't put enough emphasis on YouTube. It is the
800 pound gorilla compared to its competition.

This point here could easily warrant a whole eBook alone,
but what I want to bring to your attention is the
importance to tie your research in Part 1 to the video you
create. So lets say your Niche is 'MLM Help' I would
create a 2 minute video on this exact topic.

You will get your point across quickly, and drive a ton of
traffic to your Home Business Lead Generation, UK and
worldwide.

3) Distributing - Once you have created your content you
need to distribute it to as many places in possible. For
articles you need to submit your article to as much article
directories as possible.

When it comes to Video you will find a number of video
distribution services available. TubeMogal and Vidmetrix
are two good free services.

4) Promoting Content - Once you have distributed your
content you may not see much results. Why is that you ask?
Well unless you promote this content noone will find it.
More importantly Google will over look it.

Your aim is to create a large amount of interest in your
content by generating backlinks to your article or video.
The best way to achieve this is by using Web 2.0 sites such
as Facebook, twitter, MySpace, and Social Book marking.

5) Sales Funnel - If you follow these steps you will find
that done consistently you generate a regular supply of
FREE leads. The question is how do you direct these leads
into sales? Well ideally you need to create a clever sales
funnel that will put all your leads through one process
that will allow them to get useful information, help you
generate cash flow along the way and increase your primary
businesses sales.

Thanks for your time, and I hope my two part article has
helped you understand how you can achieve FREE Home
Business Lead Generation, UK and worldwide, by dominating
Google

To your success!

About the Author:

Wayne Vassell is a focused straight talking entrepreneur,
coach and accomplished mentor that likes to work with
ambitious people interested in the MLM/home based business
industry. You can find out more about him and get a FREE no
nonsense course on how he created his marketing campaigns
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Permalink 03:37:27 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 607 words   English (US)

The Power Of An Affirmation!

Our determination and firm resolve is instrumental in our
success.

When we truly make a life-altering, firm commitment - one where
we resolve to make a concrete difference - there's a fiery
passion in our heart, mind, and eyes. A passion that is nearly
unstoppable. Our mind, body, and spirit are aligned and we move
full steam ahead.

Wouldn't you like this unstoppable passion?

Well one of the first things that happen in these
ultra-determined states, is positive self-talk which is as
simple as integrating powerful positive affirmations into our
lives.

Using the Power of Positive Affirmations to Push You Further

When you recite a positive powerful affirmation, you are taking
the first step to change your thought process. Positive powerful
affirmations can be used by anyone to enhance their excellence
in any field they chose. Affirmations are so powerful because
they reinforce the confidence in yourself and they help you
fulfill your ambitions.

Powerful positive affirmations can transform your life in a big
way. They will get deeply embedded in the sub-conscious mind and
reinforce your confidence on the conscious level also. So many
of my clients have used the power of positive affirmations to
run grueling marathons, get through difficult family tragedies,
and even get the job they desire.

In order for positive affirmations to be deeply embedded into
your mind, you will need to constantly integrate them into your
life by reading them out aloud in order to fully understand
their meaning. Read them with a passion - believe the words you
speak!

There is a school of thought that our minds are most alert to
remember things in the early morning (just as we wake up), and
at night (just before we go to sleep). So, especially read your
powerful positive affirmations during these times in order for
your mind to think about them all day or to sleep on them all
night. Don't give up if you are not able to see results
immediately. Be patient! The results that you enjoy may differ
for you and you never know when they come in handy. If you want
faster results, then you need to write them in a notebook daily,
put them on your computer desktop wallpaper, on your bathroom
mirror, and repeat them constantly. This will help to reinforce
them and integrate them into your life.

Keep focused on the fact that the power of positive
affirmations will change your life in such a monumental way. You
will see the results in all areas of your life if you are open
to it. You will be more confident and consistent. You will be
healthier and happier. People will see how energized you are and
your energy will rub off on others. The principle and power of
positive powerful affirmations will become so ingrained in your
mind that you will be forming them in all areas of your life
subconsciously.

Some more free positive powerful affirmations to help you
achieve your goals are as follows:

• I am in perfect balance and harmony with who I am.
• I relax and let go of old habits that bring me down.
• I remember to practice new habits that will boost my life.
• When I create harmony in my own mind I will find it reflected
in my life.
• I am full of energy and hope.
• I know with great certainty that I can achieve my dreams.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is the Chief Inspiration
Officer at http://ACQYR.com - a resource that provides a list of
affirmations, motivational articles, and free wallpaper
downloads. Get inspired! Visit
http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations and
http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers/

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06/16/09

Permalink 09:37:09 am, Categories: News, 619 words   English (US)

"Strategy for Small Businesses".

You have this superb idea of having a website of your own
and you are eager to go to put those ideas into action. But
as you get down to work for converting your idea in
reality, the challenges involved in getting it done may
overwhelm you and suck away half of the enthusiasm. Believe
me setting up a business is no cakewalk even with years of
experience.

Here is how to go ahead.

PLANNING:

Be thorough. Even though you know what you want, write it
out. Keep a notepad and a pen by your side to note down
important ideas, information. Make a list of the tasks for
each day and cross them out when done. This is the most
satisfying time

- Why an I doing it? (Money, success, to make friend, to
share information)
- Where to begin? (Totally online?)
- How to do it? (Myself or some vendor)
- What is the best way to do it? (Translates to reading and
gaining a lot of knowledge)
- Why Do You Need a Website?

Small established local businesses always ask this question.

It's a well established fact that customers, especially in
the US, check products online before entering a store to
make a purchase. Small businesses or relatively unknown
businesses can benefit out of this.

Web usage in US is huge. An average surfer spends 38 hours
per month from his home and visits an amazing 65 domains
every month. So he is not just replying to emails, he is
searching or browsing. And that's where your business comes
in.

125 Million Websites Out There, Do You Stand A Chance?

Of course you do have a chance and you can get your share
of the online business. Just do all the things correctly.
Analyze your business and client behaviors and plan
accordingly.

BUT make sure your website stands out either in product,
offer or search engines.

Niche websites have a greater chance of doing well. If you
have a remarkable business idea, create a demand for your
product through the internet. Let people talk about it.

If you have a general business about which you think
nothing is remarkable, concentrate on local search engine,
local press and local offers. You will be amazed at the
results.

What Type Of Website Should You Have?

Generally, business websites can be divided into two
categories:

- Ecommerce and - Service websites.

- Ecommerce websites have a list of products along with a
shopping cart and online credit card purchasing that allows
a visitor to visit the site, browse the products and
complete purchase.

Service websites just list their services along with
additional information and a contact mail or number.

Do a lot of research on what you want your website to be.
Conduct a thorough research of customer behavior for your
related product. Talk to experts, ask on forums. Do a
market analysis that identifies the internet market size
for your product or service. Only then, you can come to a
conclusion about the type of website you need.

You'll have the following options:

1. An information site (a type of article site, or an
ezine?)
2. An e-commerce site
3. A combination of both?
4. A service site with call to action
5. Info cum service site?
6. Just a blog
7. A forum
8. These issues will help determine the orientation and
budget of your website.

So get you notepad and pens out...

About the Author:

Ajay Prasad is founder of Global Marketing Resources LLC
that runs a number of ecommerce websites under it's
umbrella. Ajay's functional expertise includes website
strategy, marketing management, business development,
consumer research, market analysis and strategic planning.
GMRWebTeam is an http://www.gmrwebteam.com company that
aims to develop an overall
http://www.gmrwebteam.com/website_strategy.shtml for your
site.

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Permalink 03:37:07 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 601 words   English (US)

How You Can Use Positive Affirmations To Accomplish More

The mind is an incredible creation. Our mind controls our
health, wellness, longevity, youthfulness and even our success,
learning, wealth and prosperity. It truly is "mind over matter"
isn't it? Despite these facts, it sure can be hard to stay
focused, positive and motivated. After all, we live in a world
with so many things assaulting our senses from so many
directions that it can be hard to keep cut out the noise.

Studies have shown that only approximately 10% of the brain's
ability is tapped by the average person. But what if we can
extract even 1% more of our brain's ability? Can we do it? There
is no limitation on the capability of the brain except that
which we impose ourselves both consciously and sub-consciously.

The Greatest Problem of the Modern Age: Multi-Tasking!

We as modern individuals pride ourselves on our ability to
multi-task, which, with the volumes of information that we deal
with on a daily basis, is a necessary thing to do. The only
problem is that often this very same multi-tasking finds us not
prioritizing and so we tend to have some parts of the projects
fall through the cracks. We start too many projects and end up
with quasi-finished things that we end up forgetting about once
we start the next batch of tasks - all at once!

By using positive prioritization affirmations we can remain
focused on the task at hand, and accomplish it in a thorough and
professional manner. If you want to check how well you stay on
task, then do the following exercise. Write out your
prioritization goals and then see how you stay on task by
repeating the every day. Any time you get distracted from this
goal, note it down on a paper. At the end of the day, check to
see how many times you fell off task either intentionally or
unintentionally.

I'll be one of the main reasons for the lack of focus on the
task will boil down to one of three things:

1) Boredom, causing you to lack alertness

2) External distractions - annoying coworkers are notorious for
this

3) Too many things that you're trying to do, all at once. The
mound of tasks is bound to collapse at some point!

In essence we are our own worst enemy. Even with external
distractions like coworkers, emails, phone calls and noises, we
have a choice to allow ourselves to be distracted! Strive to
eliminate the temptation to be distracted - that means you need
to turn off email, phones, and close your door. Maybe even tell
people that it's work-time and ask that they send any questions
in a single, compiled email and you'll get back to them when the
time is right.

The other aspect of getting things done is training your mind
to have laser-like focus and the first step is to remove the
negative emotions and thoughts that are drawing us away from the
task at hand. You can do this by using positive affirmations.

Some examples of positive prioritization affirmation are: "I am
focused on the task at hand. Nothing can disturb me." or "I
choose to ignore distractions that draw me away from what is
priority."

In removing the negative emotions and thoughts, we clear our
minds of some of the clutter so we can utilize the space for
important prioritizing.

About The Author: Ronnie Nijmeh is an accomplished author,
speaker and coach.He is the president and founder of
http://ACQYR.com, a inspirational resource with free
motivational wallpapers, powerful affirmations, inspirational
articles and much more. http://www.acqyr.com/Wallpapers
http://www.acqyr.com/Positive_Affirmations

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06/15/09

Permalink 09:37:00 am, Categories: News, 780 words   English (US)

"Private Lending: " The Importance of Including Testimonials in Your Credibility Kit".

Another element that is extremely, extremely important to
include in your credibility kit is testimonials.
Testimonials are very, very important and you need to start
to think about it. If you're not getting testimonials now
you need to do it, and you need to start to think about it
and you need to plan it. You need to plan it in almost
every aspect of your business.

Collect Testimonials

You need to get testimonials from buyers. You need to get
testimonials from sellers, from bankers, from accountants,
from title people. Obviously if you could get it from an
existing private lender that would be perfect, but let's
assume that most of the people on the call listening to
this do not currently have private lenders.

Anybody you can get to speak about your skills and your
experience and why you're an expert in the field of real
estate investing is clearly something you need to include
in this kit.

I would get into the habit of constantly asking for
testimonials. I know people sometimes are shy and don't
want to do this, but get over this. It doesn't even matter
if you're not involved in real estate investing. In any
business, please, think about testimonials.

Different Forms of Testimonials

Handwritten Letters: Testimonials come in many different
forms. People can write you a letter, a handwritten letter.
That's obviously one of the very traditional ways of doing
it. I think that's a great way, particularly if you can
include the original letter or a copy of the original
letter in there. Do not change it. Put it right in there.
If there is a particular area of that letter that is
important you can highlight it in yellow or something,
that's fine.

Audios: I am thinking about trying to move to audio
testimonials where I would get people to call in and
provide a one or two or three minute audio testimonial.
They're extremely important for websites and things of that
nature, so if you're very web-based, clearly that will be a
way that you can start to pick up testimonials.

The important thing is you'll get an occasional testimonial
if don't ask for it, but it's going to be fairly rare. If
you want testimonials, you have to ask for them. It's that
simple. You have to get comfortable with doing it. So get
familiar with it. It doesn't have to be anything fancy.

Request a Testimonial Early in the Transaction

I'm a very low-key person for the most part. Many of you
know I run a full-service property management company.
Whenever I put a tenant into a building, when we do our
walkthrough with the tenant I will sit down with them and
say, "Hey, by the way could you say something nice about
me? Here's a piece of paper." I put the pencil and paper in
front of them and say, "Here."

I quite often will take a photo of them on their very first
day. Believe me, we do this on purpose the first day
because if you know, like any product, by the third or
fourth day it doesn't seem quite as nice as it was the
first day.

We understand in the rental business that the first day is
nice and everything's clean and wonderful, but by the third
or fourth day maybe something doesn't work, maybe it didn't
work quite as good as you thought, maybe the hot water is
not as good or whatever. The quality of the testimonial
will not be nearly as good as it is the first day.

So think about that, whenever you buy somebody's house,
obviously at the closing you would get a testimonial. If
you sell somebody, again, at the closing table is the time
to do it.

Bankers, all these people, if you go to your local branch
quite often ask the local branch manager if you can get a
testimonial. Just to get into the habit of asking for it on
a regular basis. Make sure you get the testimonials.
Collect them over time. I know in the beginning you may not
have many. Develop this as part of your credibility kit so
over time you'll be constantly adding more and more and
more.

About the Author, Michel Lautensack:

I invite you to learn more about Private Lending and get my
new FREE 20-page eBook titled "Discover the Secrets of How
to Fund Your Real Estate Deals with Private Lenders!" by
clicking here
http://realestatewealthtoday.com/FREE-eBook.html .
Mike Lautensack is a full-time real estate entrepreneur and
creator of the Private Lending Presentation Kit. To learn
more go to
http://realestatewealthtoday.com/Private-Lending-Presentatio
n-Kit.html .

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Permalink 03:37:56 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 630 words   English (US)

The Law of Sacrifice - You've Got to Give it Up to Get What You Want

As I read through this chapter, "The Law of Sacrifice" from
Raymond Holliwell's book Working With The Law, I wasn't
very comfortable. He speaks of discipline and sacrifice.
He talks about Abraham Lincoln as a fine example of
discipline. Well, I don't know about you, but I never
wanted to be president and although I have a healthy
respect for Abraham Lincoln, I never aspired to be anything
like him. It's almost like he's to big to compare. Like
trying to be Jesus or something.

But the fact is Lincoln was but a mere human. Just like
the rest of us. He accomplished great things because he
let go of the little things and moved toward the greater.
He had the discipline to stay on track and not wander. He
always had the big picture in mind. He did not concentrate
on the trivial.

But Holliwell paints a rather austere picture. I love to
have fun and discipline and sacrifice don't sound all that
fun. In fact quite the opposite. You know what I mean?
However, Bob Proctor and Mary Morrissey are able to explain
the Law of Sacrifice in a way that doesn't seem so dismal.

Proctor says this of The Law of Sacrifice, "Sacrifice is
giving up something of a lower nature to receive something
of a higher nature." So you're not really giving stuff up,
you're "trading up" so to speak. You're letting something
smaller go for something bigger. More for your money,
right?

So the first thing we all need to do is decide what it is
we want. And the next step is to determine what needs to
change to get us there. What will you give up, let go, or
sacrifice in order to get to the place you want to be or
have what you want to have. Maybe the money you save by
not buying that $5 cup of coffee each morning could go
towards the down payment on that sweet new car you've had
your eye on. Or one of the hours you spend watching TV
could be spent exercising and moving toward that stronger,
healthier body you've been wishing for.

Let go of something of less importance in order to make
room for something greater. That feels good. That feels
right. It's like when my kids have to clean out their
closets and get rid of the old toys to make room for the
new ones they just got for Christmas or their birthdays or
whatever. Or cleaning out my closet after each season and
making room for the new clothes (and shoes of course :)).
We get rid of the things that no longer fit or are worn out
and we make room for the new stuff. We always need to be
moving on to bigger and better things.

Life will forever move forward. We wouldn't want it any
other way. Even if everything is great, it would
eventually get boring. Change is good. It keeps us fired
up and moving on to our next step in life, whatever that
may be.

"Your motion forward is inevitable; it must be. You can
not help but move forward. But you are not here on a quest
to move forward - you are here to experience outrageous
joy. That is why you are here." - Jerry and Esther Hicks

About the Author:

About the Author:
Anita Hamasaki feels fabulous when she writes about the Law
of Attraction. The laws have made such a wonderful
difference in her life, she wants to share it with others.
It's her own way of improving the world. Find out more
about The Law of Attraction and The Law of Forgiveness at
http://Secretsof11ForgottenLaws.com . You might also want
to check out Anita's blog at
http://SecretsofLawofAttraction.blogspot.com .

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06/14/09

Permalink 09:37:25 am, Categories: News, 662 words   English (US)

"Small Business". The 10 Essentials Needed In Job Ads To Attracts "Ideal" Applicants"

Believe it or not, you only need one applicant for a job
vacancy. The trick is to attract that one "right" person
and deter the unsuitable ones. How you write your job ad is
extraordinarily important in reaching both objectives.

1. Decide What The Job Exists To Achieve. A good job ad is
based on a good job analysis. A good job analysis
specifies, very clearly what the job exists to achieve. You
can't write a sound job ad unless you're sure of the job
goals.

2. Specify Background Requirements Exactly. These include
experience and qualifications. Say exactly what you want.
Don't overdo it. Don't demand a Business degree when you
want a clerk. Don't seek an engineer where a qualified
tradesperson would do. Whatever you do, be specific. Avoid
nonsense phrases like "would be an advantage". If
experience using particular equipment or machinery is
necessary, say so.

3. Include Special Conditions. If the job is such that you
need people with particular experience to do it state that
background quite clearly. If the job conditions are
unpleasant, your job analysis should say so. A 170 cm
basketballer is unlikely to be successful as a centre!

4. Explain The Process. Tell applicants how your selection
process works. Include a closing date. Provide your name
and telephone number. Tell them that short listed
candidates will be tested. And say how much time is likely
to be involved.

5. Include Remuneration. If that idea makes you tremble
at least give a general figure e.g. "Salary package to
$150,000 includes fully maintained car and non
contributing pension". That's the least you should say.
Don't waste time by attracting applicants you can't afford.

6. Say Who You Are And What You Do. "Noone Home Fire
Systems installs fire prevention systems in private homes.
We're a family company that started in 1993. We employ 37
people in 3 states". That's all: nothing fancy: no
elaborate claims. Candidates want to know. And if you're
likely to appoint them, you'll have to tell them
eventually. Tell them in the ad.

7. Eliminate Hype and Waffle. You are the buyer. You say
exactly what you want. It's up to the sellers - applicants
- to meet your needs. There's no need for hype and waffle
about "dynamic self starters" or "high growth, high impact,
high-tech innovative corporation". If it sounds like a con,
you'll attract con artists.

8. Deter Unsuitable Applicants. You want only one
applicant. You don't want unsuitable people. Say so.
"Apply only if you meet in full the background, experience
and qualifications as stated". Have applicants phone you.
Conduct a telephone interview when they call. This way you
avoid reading lots of long winded, written applications
from unsuitable applicants trying to sell themselves. Say
"Do not send written applications. Call Joe Bloggs on
02345678 to discuss. Do not send a written application."

9. Focus On The Future. Staff selection's all about what
the successful applicant will do for you in the future.
Many applicants want to emphasise their past. Their past
is only important in so far as it helps you in the future.
Keep this in mind.

10. "Who" is Relatively Unimportant. Seek people who will
achieve your job goals for you. When you find them, and
only then, concern yourself with who they are.

Conclusion. We shouldn't worry about who is applying when
we recruit staff. Our primary concern should be about
getting the job done. That's what selection's all about.
Get that night and writing your job ad will be most
rewarding. Get it wrong and you'll be playing amateur
psychologist for a long time .... and wasting lots of money.

About the Author, Leon Noone:

If you've enjoyed this article, you might like to read my
FREE, 42 page Special Report, "5 Proven Methods For
Improving Employee Performance On The Job". It's yours to
keep. You'll also get a free bonus eBook about setting
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Permalink 03:37:22 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 643 words   English (US)

Work From Home Tips - 7 Pitfalls To Avoid

People ask me every day, "What do I need to do to make good
money working from home?". I quite often hit on a time
tested list of things that will really help ensure success.
Today I will flip over the coin, and hit seven things that
will quickly kill your cash flow.

1. Program Jumping-- If you like to join a lot of programs,
and always seem to be chasing a "better deal", this will
kill you. You will be constantly starting over, and
relearning product line, pay plans and different
advertising systems. You will be stuck in learning mode,
and will find it very difficult to get into earning mode.

2. No DMO-- If you do not have a "Daily Method of
Operation", you are probably waking up and just doing tasks
for the sake of being busy. If you must work your business
part time, you will always be challenged for time. If you
are working your business full time, you will probably be
doing a lot of thing that are not "Income Producing
Activities". You need to set up a daily plan of action, and
stick with it for 90 to 180 days.

3. No Real Sponsor-- If you do not have a sponsor that you
are in contact at least weekly, you are in big trouble. If
you are doing everything all by yourself you will be making
some big mistakes. You need an active sponsor. If this is
missing, you must get one. This is a critical point to your
success.

4. Trying To Master Too Much At The Same Time--If you feel
like you are spread thin and are not getting anything
completed in your business, you are trying to master too
many things at once. Go back to your sponsor and figure out
the one or two things you need to master right away. Do
these tasks first, and if you have extra time you can work
on the third one on the list.

5. Mastering Incorrect Things-- You need to be very aware
of what the key Income Producing Activities are for your
business. If you are mastering things that do not help your
bottom line, you are almost certainly working on the wrong
things.

6. Short Term Thinking-- If you are worried about making
money this week or next week, your time horizon is too
tight. You must take a long term approach to your business,
even if your needs are immediate. You must give your home
based business time to take root and mature. This item
kills a lot of businesses before they have a change to
actually succeed.

7. No Residual Component To Income-- You need to make long
term (residual) income from some part of your business. If
you have no residual income coming in, you wake up each and
every day looking for your first sale and first money of
the day. When you have customers buying from over and over,
you have the ability to enjoy the "life time value of the
customers" versus one time sales. This strategy will
quickly expand your business and will give you some
predictability in your income.

I trust you can see, there are critical elements to avoid
while trying to grow your business. Some items are easy to
implement, and others are quite a bit harder to do. Take
this advice to heart, and you will see an improvement in
your bottom line relatively quickly.

About the Author, Patrick McTigue:

Patrick McTigue is a full time network marketer and enjoys
helping people meet their success and income goals. Can
you afford to struggle for 18 months to get your MLM
business in profit? You don't have to. Our team will show
you how to maximize your success in as little as 5 short
months. You can find out more information on how to make
this happen at http://www.naturalnutritionnews.com

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06/13/09

Permalink 09:37:21 am, Categories: News, 520 words   English (US)

"Public Speaking - Get Your Audience Interested With the Right Stories"

In public speaking, as with conversation, stories are a
very powerful in gaining and keeping your listener's
attention. People have grown up listening, reading and
watching stories. Stories can be used effectively from the
opening, through the body and in closing the speech.

Any normal speech can be enriched with stories. Finding and
selecting interesting will take some time and effort but
the results make it worthwhile.

Where to Find Interesting Stories

The primary source of human interest stories will be from
your own life experience. By being a keen observer of life
you will build up a storehouse of stories that can be used
in your speeches.

In addition to this the speaker can use stories they have
heard, read or watched. The daily newspapers are an
excellent source, and in most cases they can relied on to
be true. The stories that will probably be most useful for
public speaking engagements will be the smaller items, not
those that make the headline news. Other great sources are
biographies, literature and history.

The internet can be another great source of stories. But
two cautions are that the stories maybe too well known to
be effective and the internet can be an unreliable source
as regards to accuracy.

Select Stories That Fit Your Subject

The stories chosen should be relevant to your speech,
illustrate or prove the point that is being made. Stories
that do not relate to your topic or point will distract the
audience and confuse your message.

Use Fresh or Unusual Stories

The stories used do not have to be unique to your speech
but avoid stories that have been told and re-told many
times. For example, if you wanted to illustrating
determination and courage the story of Columbus would
appear to be a great story for that purpose. It has the
potential to fall flat because it has been told so many
times that your listeners maybe over-familiar with it. An
alternative story to illustrate this would be Fridtjof
Nansen's 3 year battle to find the North Pole.

Please Tell Us More!

The stories told should leave the audience wanting more.
Don't use stories that leave your listener's saying "so
What?" For example a story along the lines of

"A boy meets a girl. They fall in love. They are getting
married next month." The listener's reaction is "So What?"

But by adding the following to the story:-

"Along comes a tall beautiful blonde heiress who looks at
the boy with the look that says "let's get to know each
other better." And the wife to be observes what is going on
but is determined to walk down the aisle to her man." Now
the reaction is "Please tell us more." The story has become
interesting because there is the anticipation of conflict,
drama and suspense.

It takes time and effort to discover and select fresh
interesting stories. But your public speaking rewards will
make it worthwhile.

About the Author, Edward Hope:

Be more effective in your public speaking and conversations
with "The Art of Great Conversation." To claim your free
preview visit http://www.SelfConfidentSpeaking.com

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I didn't reach my goals. What now?

Coaches often stress that it's important to set goals. Now
you've followed this advice and set monthly goals. But
you're disappointed because you didn't reach last month's
goals. What do you do now? Do you give up? No, seize this
opportunity to evaluate the goals and the strategies used.

First, are you really motivated to reach this goal? How
motivated were you to achieve it? Studies show that people
are have a stronger desire to avoid pain rather than to
achieve pleasure.

Take the time to ask yourself some honest questions. What
situation do you want to change? How much pain are you in?
How badly do you want avoid the pain that you experience?
How fed up are you?

Once you've established that you are highly motivated to
change the situation, then determine if you have set
S.M.A.R.T. goals - Specific, Measurable, Attainable,
Realistic and Timely or Tangible.

Were your goals specific, precise and attainable? Your
goals should challenge your comfort level - stretch you.
Now, commit to the process: burn your bridges behind you!!

Was your goal realistic? A goal needs to be relevant -
relative to your current state. You also need to have a
plan. Was your goal timely? You need to set a definitive
time frame within which you'll accomplish your objective.

As you analyze your goals, you may discover that you didn't
set SMART ones. No problem. Grasp this apparent failure
as an opportunity to develop your goal setting skills.
Take some quiet time and reflect on your goals. Pray or
meditate. Ask God to guide you.

What are the best goals for you? What goals would
facilitate achieving your bigger vision? Then make a list
of your new S.M.A.R.T. goals. Read your goals at the
beginning and end of every day. Visualize yourself
achieving them.

What feelings will you experience when you attain this
goal? How will your relationships change? What will your
partner think as you achieve your goal? Your children?
What other options will ultimately emerge?

For example, if you've set a financial goal, will you be
able to travel more with your family? Would your children
be able to go to private schools? How will you feel when
you send your children to the school of your dreams? How
will you feel when your children can attend the university
of their choice?

Create affirmations that reinforce achieving your goals.
If you've set a goal to walk three times a week, you could
create an affirmation "I feel invigorated as I walk in my
neighbourhood."

For example, if you've set a goal to buy a new Lexus by the
end of the 2009, go to a Lexus dealer and sit in or test
drive the model you plan to purchase. Absorb the feeling
of owning a Lexus. Take a picture or video of yourself in
the car. Put it on your vision board. Rehearse your
goals experientially.

Thank God in advance for achieving your goal. Focus on
reaching your goal, envision yourself achieving this goal.
Talk positively with others about your goal.

Choose to have a different perspective about not reaching
your initial goals. Instead embrace this opportunity to
fine-tune your goal setting skills. Set and achieve
S.M.A.R.T.er goals. Your dreams; the ultimate reality!

About the Author:

Andrea Scott is a joyful internet marketing entrepreneur
who coaches people on creating successful online business.
To find out how to have an online business that generates a
6-figure income in your first year, go to =>
http://www.ubildwealth.com?t=article

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06/12/09

Permalink 09:37:51 am, Categories: News, 670 words   English (US)

Things to Ponder When You Want to Work from Home

There are many factors that you have to think about before
you decide to work from home. These days, it is easy to
find jobs that you can do at the comfort of your own homes.
The advent of the internet has paved the way for this
condition. It may be easy to find work that you can do at
home, but the question remains if you are up to the
challenge.

The concept of work from home may sound easy, but once you
have tried it, you will soon find out that this is
definitely not a piece of cake. You have to think hard
about your decision before you quit your full time job. You
may instead want to keep your other job while you pursue
gigs that you can do at home. This way, you will be able to
try this kind of setup so that you can gauge if this is for
you or not.

Here are some of the things that you may want to think
through before you settle for work from home ideas.

1. When you do your work at home, you have to have supreme
time management abilities. The amount of work that you will
be able to do depends on your ability to handle things
while you attend to other tasks and matters at your house.
If you are the kind of person who can't handle the work
load that you have to finish every day at this kind of
setup, it will be better to do this only on a part time
basis. You will be paid based on the output that you will
be able to finish. If you are not going to provide as much
effort that you can do when you are at an office setup,
then this will not work out for you.

If you think that time management can be learned, you have
to study real quick. Once you have decided to stay at home,
you need to put in as much hard work and effort that you
provide on your office job. This is the only way that you
will be able to make profit in the process. This is the
only way for you to succeed at this type of environment.

2. Your house must be equipped with everything that you
need to carry out the tasks involved on your chosen jobs.
The basic things that you must own include a reliable PC
with a good internet connection. You should also have a
phone, scanner, printer and fax machine. You must create a
space at your home to be converted into a mini office. This
way, you can do your tasks at this spot and you can gather
all your things there. This is ideal because when you have
everything that you need, the rest of the process with be
easier.

3. You must always be on the lookout for job offers at your
chosen specialization. You should be aware of the sites
where you can look these up. It will also help to join
online forums regarding this matter. If you will be active
in an online community that is dedicated to your type of
work, you will be able to expand your network and might
even get job offers as you last in such type of venue.

4. If you have been lucky in finding gigs and well-paying
jobs that you can do at your home, you must remember to
reward yourself every now and then. Just because you often
stay at home, it doesn't mean that you have to neglect your
other needs. Go out after a hard day's work and spend
quality time with your family or friends. You also need to
relax and enjoy the benefits of all your efforts. This way,
you will be inspired to get more work done.

About the Author, David Bryan:

Try to visit Paid Survey and Online Paid Surveys websites
at http://www.paidsurvey.ws/ and
http://www.onlinepaidsurveys.co.cc/ to working from home
jobs.

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Permalink 03:37:56 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 934 words   English (US)

4 Great Ways to Change Old Habits

Copyright (c) 2009 Pam Bradbury & Associates

Did you know that when we listen to music it changes our
mood? Music is one of the best ways to stir our senses and
our innermost feelings, by tapping into our emotions. As
the old adage goes "Music is a universal language". It has
that unique ability to speak to anyone deeply. It is
interesting to pay attention to how your emotions react to
particular types of music. You may have noticed that there
is a particular music that seems to enliven the energy
within you. There is a particular music that can remind you
of a special memory of place, time or a person and there is
a particular music that can trigger strong emotions in you
and move you to tears. Or there is also particular music
that can fill you with a deep spiritual attunement. On
occasions music has had profound effects on our ability to
heal. This is the reason why there are now particular
rhythms, beats and sounds used for inner healing. Binaural
Beats and Alpha Music are just two examples that are highly
recommended as tools to re-align your own mind states and
emotions.

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats, also called binaural tones are apparent
sounds or auditory processing artifacts that arises the
independent physical stimuli of the brain. The effect of
binaural beats was discovered and introduced to us by
Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1839. Apparently, our brain
produces a certain phenomenon that results in a
low-frequency pulsation depending on the loudness of the
perceived sound when two tones with a little difference in
their frequencies are separately presented into each ear
with the use of headphones and may appear as if they are
naturally mixed. The experience of listening to these
distorted sounds can be quite off putting. Through the use
of music,sound, tone and notes we can trick the conscious
mind into confusion.Enabling the Alpha state to be
experienced. The results are quite outstanding.

Alpha Music

As explained above, the effect of music in one's mood and
feelings is powerful that it can actually contribute to a
person's physical well being. Doctors and medical specialist
globally are now more aware of the benefits of music in
relieving anxiety and stress. Scientific attention is now
given to the reported experiences of supporting medical
professionals and patients and many mental health
specialists, doctors, health workers, scientists and
innovative music therapists are now researching how best to
use music in making the patients feel better. The tones and
rhythms of Alpha music are quite different as they actually
slow the patient or listeners mind down to almost sleep
states. This state of Alpha is then developed and allowed
to sustain itself for extended periods of time. The
benefits to the client or practitioner are a release of
peace and silent contemplation within. Thus assisting the
process of recovery from illness, trauma or over
stimulation.

Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is a type of mental attitude that admits
words, thoughts and images into one's mind. Positive
thinking is conductive to expansion, growth and of course,
success. With a positive outlook you can expect favorable
results. A person who is thinking positively anticipates
health, joy, happiness and successful outcome for every
action and situation. Just like the old adage goes; The
mind is constantly responding to stimulations from the
brain. It is like a search engine looking for what we
want... " Seek and you will find". There might not be any
scientific evidence proving how positive thinking can
actually turn things the positive way but there are many
people who can attest that positive thinking really works.
It is not new to us to hear people saying "Think positive"
to those who feel worried and down. This time of approach
to life is Self Talk and what ever we send to our brain in
a repetitive state the brain will pick up and create
pathways to those thought patterns. This is why thinking
positive thoughts is a great habit to get into as it
creates really great triggers in the brain to follow.

Affirmations

The idea behind the affirmation technique is simple. Almost
all of us are used to putting ourselves down for any
imagined or real error. We grow up comparing ourselves to
others in a negative way. Using affirmation is a technique
used to change the negative self talk into something
positive or more positive. Affirmations are simple
statements of acceptance that any one of us can use to
allow our destiny to manifest. Affirmations together with
visualizations, each one of us can create the life we
really want. There is a need when using Affirmations to
believe that what you are creating is possible. If there is
any shadow of doubt then the affirmation is negated by the
brain. This again is only successful if you watch your
thoughts and are aware of the attitudes that you have
developed. Our thoughts are not who we are. They are
habitual pathways that our individual brains have
established. You can change the way you think by
reprogramming your thinking through the use of Affirmations.

About the Author:

Pam Bradbury is a highly tuned individual with intense
interest in how the human being functions. She has
developed a hearing ability called Clair-audio which
enables her to hear information on an inner level. She has
then changes these vibrations into the spoken word. This
enables her to hear the sound of voices of the spirit
world.She is then able to transmit this information to her
clients. https://pambradbury.com.au/site/products_new.php

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06/11/09

Permalink 09:37:16 am, Categories: News, 626 words   English (US)

Tips for Public Speaking and Presenting

By Sharon Housley

Presentations can be a great way to attract new business, simply by making yourself more well-known. However, nerves can often get in the way of entrepreneurs who want to use speaking opportunities to develop their business. Follow these steps to overcome nerves and make a powerful presentation during your public speaking engagement...

Prepare

In order to conduct a proper presentation, you must prepare well in advance. The more familiar you are with the material being presented, the more at ease you will be when speaking publicly about it. In order to be an effective public speaker, it is very important that you know the material you are speaking about. Preparation goes a long way toward building confidence and calming nerves.

Know Your Audience

Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of public speaking, yet one of the most important to a good presentation, is that the speaker have a clear understanding of who their audience is, and what material they wish to receive. The presentation should be relevant to the audience, and should be presented using a language and terminology they will understand.

Be Understandable

Project your voice, and speak at a volume level that is easy to hear. Test the microphone, and make sure that everyone can hear before beginning. If you are presenting to an International audience, be sure to speak slowly, and articulate your words. Use terminology and phrases that will be easily understood by all. If a subject requires complex terminology, be sure to define any difficult words.

Engage

Bring the audience into the presentation by asking open-ended questions. The topic material should be interesting, and should be presented in such a way that the audience will be engaged in the discussion or material. Consider spicing up the presentation with humor. Use personal stories to engage listeners.

Visuals

The visual presentation should not be lacking. Visual aids should reinforce key elements of a speech or presentation. The imagery should be used to help drive the important points home. If you are using a PowerPoint presentation, do a not make the slides too wordy. Instead, simply highlight key points visually, and use the presentation itself to elaborate. Use line graphics to show trends, and bar graphs for comparisons. Do not simply read the text from the slides word-for-word -- use the slides as bullet points that your presentation can then elaborate on.

Consider using PowerPoint Templates to make a professional appearing presentation http://www.ppt-templates.net

Inflections

Speak with emotion in your voice. Use vocal inflections to emphasize important points. A monotone vocal delivery tends to be extremely boring, and will put your audience to sleep very quickly.

Note Cards

Use note cards only as prompts. During your presentation, you should not read from your note cards. Look at the audience and make eye contact while presenting.

Transition

If you are moving from one subject to another, be sure to make a smooth transition from the subject material so that the presentation flows smoothly.

Practice

Practice makes perfect! It is unrealistic to think that you can perform better without practicing your presentation.

Avoid Plugs

Conference attendees typically do not like to be sold to during a presentation. Use your presentation to educate the audience about a specific subject, and do not use the presentation as a way to sell or advertise your product or service.

Close

Always close the presentation with a summary of the items that you discussed.

Keep in mind that the best presentations are often relevant, animated, engaging, and humorous.

About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com audio recording and editing software.

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Permalink 03:37:22 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 525 words   English (US)

Stop Blushing: The Law Of Attraction

How to Stop Blushing - Explained

In order for you to stop blushing, it is necessary for you
to understand the reasons behind blushing. When you
becoming red faced, you are likely to blush as a natural
response to the fears that you feel. You can reduce these
feelings of fear with a self help approach that reaches
into your subconscious for guidance.

The Law Of Attraction

The Law Of Attraction is a very appealing notion that
hinges on the nature of neurology. Every thought has an
influence on the processes your mind uses to deliver a
physical response to a situation. When you incorporate the
Law Of Attraction into your thought processes, the notion
of overcoming blushing responses is realistic and rewarding.

The Law Of Attraction states that whatever feelings you
exhibit into the world, similar feelings will be returned
too you. So that, if you expect to Blush, then you are more
likely to. Your expectations are not disappointed and your
bodily functions follow through as you expect them to.

Changing Expectations

When you change you expectations, you begin to take charge
of your mental, emotional, and physical responses. In order
to change your expectations, you must change the core
beliefs that cause you to feel the way that you do. This
requires considerable effort on a conscious level. With
your core beliefs changed on a conscious level, your
subconscious will require only a small effort to complete
the task.

Once your expectations move toward a positive direction,
your emotions and behaviors follow suit. This includes
automatic physical responses. The effort in the conscious
mind can be tiring but using your subconscious mind is
practically effortless.

Subconscious Support

It is extremely difficult to control every thought that
comes into your mind. The Law Of Attraction is brilliant
but it requires you to catch all of your negative thoughts
as they appear. This includes negative thoughts that dwell
in your subconscious mind. When you desire to utilise the
Law Of Attraction, it will require thoughts from your
subconcious to achieve this.

Fostering Blush-Free Thoughts

Blush-free thinking requires practice and belief. Hypnosis
is an excellent option that can help you change your
thinking patterns while developing neurological pathways
that are conducive to a blushless countenance. The approach
goes past conscious thoughts and delves deep into the realm
of deep seeded beliefs. It also helps to reprogram habits,
including automatic physical responses.

Self-Hypnosis To Stop Blushing

While the Law of Attraction is very appealing, it can be
nearly impossible to carry out on a conscious level. It is
within your subconscious that the key to unlocking your
responses is found. In order to make the necessary changes
in thoughts, it helps to engage the subconscious realm
since this region holds core belief systems and automatic
responses.

About the Author, Mark C Roberts:

A self-help recording can found here -
http://www.stop-blushing.com - and is by Debbie Williams,
a well known hypnotherapist. This non-invasive solution can
really help reprogramme your responses, allowing you to
replace negative thoughts with positive ones. MCRoberts is
a well respected author in the field of self hypnosis.
Contact him at mcroberts@selfhelprecordings.com

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06/10/09

Permalink 09:37:02 am, Categories: News, 459 words   English (US)

Understanding an Online Marketing Campaign

No matter what business you have ever been involved in,
whether it's retail, telecommunications, investing, or
insurance, each and every one has their own terms or shop
talk. The same is true with online marketing. ("Online
marketing" might include affiliate marketing, MLM,
rebranding, ebooks, viral marketing, and several others.)

As an online marketing newbie, you will have seen the term
marketing campaign thrown around. What exactly is an
online marketing campaign?

First of all let's look at it in relationship to its
counterpart. That would be the marketing campaign of a
brick-and-mortar business. If you had a storefront
business, your campaigns might include:

** Newspaper ads
** Radio ads
** Television ads
** Yellow pages ads
** Press releases
** Coupons and giveaways
** Special in-store events

And many more, all of which, as you have already surmised,
cost a LOT of money.

Now let's look at a possible marketing campaign for an
online affiliate business. First of all marketing for your
work-from-home business will be much less expensive. Will
you have to invest SOME cash? Of course. But much less
than an annual Yellow Pages ad, that is for sure.

Your campaign will be based on your business goals. The
main goal of marketing obviously is to create cash flow.
The key is not only to make sales, but make repeat sales.
This means there must be a trust level. Most successful
online marketers work hard to create customer trust. Look
for ways you can do the same.

The structure of your particular campaign will depend a
great deal on the niche that you have chosen. (Oh dear,
another jargon term: niche. That simply means the arena or
category of your product. Does it have to do with pets?
Real estate? Debt management? Weight loss? Jewelry? Food?
Whatever it is, that's your niche.)

The structure of your campaign will also depend on your
budget. If you have $500 to spend per month, your campaign
will look much different than if you have $50 to spend.
Plan ahead and make wise decisions where to spend your
marketing cash. Because, be assured, once you get out
there you will see dozens of offers (such as, "We will
drive 80,000 targeted customers to your website"). And
every one of them will look good. Can they deliver? Maybe.
But do you have the expendable cash to find out? If not,
stay with the tried and true route first. Learn the basics
first, and then go for bells and whistles. In other words,
walk before you run.

In Understanding an Online Marketing Campaign Part II we
will learn more about the basic foundation for building a
simple campaign for your online business opportunity.

About the Author, Christy K Harris:

For more information on How to Make Money Online visit
http://www.ultimateguidetoprofits.com

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How to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True - Fifteen Principles to Realise Them

"I'd rather attempt something great and fail...
than try something easy + ordinary and succeed."
- inspiring words from Norman Vincent Peale (US preacher and author)

According to Bill Gates there are 3 keys to success in any new venture:
1) Being in the right place at the right time! (You could well be already there!)

2) Have a vision of where the industry/business you're working in is going!
and

3) Taking Massive and Immediate Action! (It is time to ACT...now!)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the quality of their dreams."
Was it Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher who said those wise words?

"Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs."
- Maxwell Maltz

Here are my 15 steps to fulfilling my wildest dreams . . .

1. KNOW YOURSELF. Get in touch with your Higher Self. Know and accept your weaknesses and faults (we
all have them), but even more so your strengths, abilities and gifts. Build on your strengths and try to minimize or improve on your weaknesses; however work more on your strengths. An honest, objective analysis of yourself is the first step in preparing you for success and realizing your dreams. Celebrate you for just being you, a unique creation. "Each one of us has been uniquely created by God and within each of us, we have certain special
'instincts' or 'natural tendencies/strengths/inclinations' towards certain things. When you learn to trust and rightly
apply your instinct, that is when your uniqueness will shine through. You will have no competition. You will attract those people that just need and love your service or products. There are ways you can develop to let more of your natural strengths to shine through in your business (and your life). Amazing, isn't it?"
- anon

Aim for mental CLARITY about what you most want out of life. Think about it and write it down.
If it's happiness, what do you mean by happiness: a sense of belonging, recognition, independence, love, money or security? Most people couldn't tell you what they want out of life, other than some generalities, like "be happy, rich, etc". Just KNOW exactly what you are seeking. .If you don't know where you are and where you want to go with your life, how will you ever get there? Aim at nothing and you're sure to hit it.

2. GET PASSIONATE. Don't apologize for getting passionate. What excites you the most? If you are not enthusiastic and excited about what you're doing, your path in life, you'll never get others to share your dream. Passion is the great energizer, which pushes us on, when all appears lost. Once you find your passion, you will
have found your POWER, MEANING and PURPOSE in life. SIGNIFICANCE is more important than success, I feel.

3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PASSION. Always be aware...negative people will poison your dream faster than anything else. Motto: "If you can't be positive, shut up!" Try and stay positive ... even in the face of negativity. People couldn't understand when I said twelve years ago that I wanted to write inspiring words to try to make a difference to touch people's lives around the globe from a "small (hick) town" here near the bottom of the world. That was my personal vision in my circumstances. I'd never heard of the net and some people (friends and associates) said I was "crazy" and laughed.

4. ACCEPT FROM THE START THAT YOU WON'T PLEASE EVERYONE. You're going to be misunderstood, misquoted, hurt some feelings, perhaps even lose some friends (for the time being). Motto: " What other
people think of me is none of my business!" Repeat this statement to yourself, especially when you doubt or feel discouraged - you will be many times. People will think you are crazy, when you state your dream. "Impossible!"

5. ALWAYS BE YOURSELF. "To thine own self be true. (Shakespeare's "Hamlet", act I.3.) This is supremely important, no matter what the world may think of you. The masses are conditioned to mediocrity and other people's success can make them not feel so good about their own insignificant little lives (the "tall poppy
syndrome", so prevalent here in New Zealand and in Australia). Accept yourself. Learn from others - but don't be intimidated by them, or pretend to be someone you're not; because, "We are most effective when we're being ourselves."

6. DON'T BE SCARED OF MAKING MISTAKES. The only real mistake is one from which you learn nothing. Motto: "Far better to try something and fail, than try nothing and succeed!"

7. ACCEPT THAT IT WILL NEVER BE EASY. Realizing your dream may be the hardest, most uphill thing you'll ever do. A truth: "You can't coast uphill." If you truly believe in what you're doing (or trying to do), the value of your product or service and that it will ultimately HELP others, the key ingredient in success is
never giving up. "Keep on keeping on" with your quest. It has been said that "success is 99 made up of failures".

8 (i). TRY AND STAY HUMBLE (no matter how successful you may eventually be.) Don't ever think you've made it and arrived -- there's always lots up ahead, more to do, higher mountains to climb. Motto: "The greatest way to do our thing has yet to be discovered!"

(ii) Live with absolute integrity. This is MOST IMPORTANT.
"If you have integrity, nothing else matters.
If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."
- Alan K. Simpson

9. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF - OR GOD (INFINITE/CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE, HIGHER SELF, HIGHER POWER, THE UNIVERSE, GRAND DESIGNER OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU CALL THE GREAT CREATOR). God has ALREADY equipped you with everything you need to accomplish your dream. There
is incredible power in yourself (in the form of the unique human mind - conscious and subconscious ), but far more so in the forces of the Universe. Make them work for you by living your life in harmony with these natural
forces. Like positive energy attracts like. Enough "spiritual" thoughts! Back to the "real world" and you...Avoid having a minority complex (Who am I, a 'nothing'?") or be filled with feelings of self pity ("nobody likes me"), or think "I can't do it", which will steal your dream. You are special and unique - a 'child of the Universe, of God.'

10. HAVE FUN. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems - don't get too solemn, or serious or too downcast when things go wrong (as they surely will from time to time). Take a leaf from Thomas Edison's book: "I never did a day's work in my entire life: it was all FUN!" Laugh at life's funny moments, and there are plenty of them. "The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."
- J.M. Barrie

11. DEVELOP 'THE WILL TO LIVE'. Because there will be plenty of times when you'll face the death of your dream. When failures, disappointments, criticisms come, you need the will and faith for better days to keep going. Remember: We learn far more from our failures than our successes, because failures show us what
doesn't work. So failure is just one step closer to ultimate success. Often the difference between failure and success is trying just one more time, picking yourself up off the canvas after being knocked down time and again.

12. DEVELOP 'THE WILL TO HELP AND SERVE OTHERS'. Success on its own (i.e., for its own sake) will pollute and corrupt you; it's a 'dead end street', unless you have meaning and significance in your life. The years
of struggle breed fortitude and character. The gold may be an inch away from the seam, where your fellow miners have given up. You need to succeed for a reason, a purpose, a cause that's bigger than you! And IF ("a very big if) you've fulfilled all the above "requirements".

Your dream may even be to help others reach their dreams.

13. ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR OPPORTUNITIES. They are all around you. There are no permanent problems- only solutions, possibilities and opportunities. The Chinese word for 'crisis' means 'danger' + 'opportunity'. Always remember, when you've exhausted all your possibilities, you haven't - there's always another
way, a better way... and even more importantly, always another day!

14. IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING, DEVELOP THE 'WILL TO SUCCEED' with absolute commitment. It is not enough to just survive - aim at being the best you can possibly be! Keep your dream big, bold and even "outrageous" - don't water it down or settle for mediocrity, even if others think you are crazy! Trust
in your judgment, your intuition and your creative mind to overcome any obstacles (and you're sure to come across them). "Be bold and mighty unseen forces come to your aid." (I love that quote by Brian Tracy). Always remember,
"What is impossible with man is possible with God"....
so put your trust in the Creator (Great), the Essence of Life and aim for the heavens, even the stars.
Always remember,
God will never give you a dream without your having the capacity (or potential) to see it to fruition.

Also God's dreams are always far bigger than we can envisage (nice big word, eh...or should I have rather said 'imagine'!) ourselves.
The dreams of great dreamers are not realised, but are surpassed...made FAR BIGGER by the Spirit of the Universe.
"Let your dreams be big enough for God to fit in."

All we have to do is WORK hard, doing one's very best and TRUST...because with FAITH (great) + ACTION (the faith impels one to the action) ANYTHING is possible. I really BELIEVE that!

Listen to the uniqueness of your soul.
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM! Be PATIENT (very) and have faith (GREAT). Don't be in too much
of a hurry to achieve your goals and dreams. ("God, please give me patience...but please HURRY.")

Be persistent and never quit. "Keep on keeping on." As the saying goes, 'Winners never quit and quitters never win.' Have faith: firstly in yourself, your abilities and then in a Higher Power, our Creator,
the Source of Life, Who/That wants for you to fulfill yourself through your unique gifts and
abilities and then you'll be full of joy. In so doing, you'll reach your full potential as a human 'bean' and be be able to help others and in your own special way to make a difference - a better world.

What would YOU do, if you knew you could not fail?

Life is not a dress rehearsal, it's the main event. GO FOR THAT DREAM. A seed of uniqueness, of even "genius" lies within your soul... and your DESTINY is within YOUR reach.

GOOD LUCK* in GOING FOR IT with all you've got...
and most importantly,
ENJOY THE JOURNEY sliding down the rapids of life.

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

* which is defined as where preparedness meets opportunity

"Life is about finding, then following the dream... and one's dream/vision comes to reality through believing in
yourself, making the commitment and then creating it."
- craig

P.S: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr stated, "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"Faith sees the invisible, trusts the incredible and achieves the impossible."

"Some men see things as they are and say: 'Why?'
I dream things that never were and say, 'Why not?'"
George Bernard Shaw ( 1856-1950) Irish dramatist, essayist and critic

"All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day;
or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let great dreams die;
but others nourish and protect them,
nurse them through bad days,
till they bring them to the sunshine and light,
which comes always to those who sincerely hope
that their dreams will come true."

- Woodrow Wilson (1856-1925, President of the United States 1913-1921)

About the author:
In his life mission Craig Lock hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the "seemingly impossible" and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams.

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html
www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.webng.com/writernz/ and www.myspace/writercraig

"Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world."

THIS ARTICLE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

Don't worry about the world ending today...
it's already tomorrow in "little, scenic and tranquil" New Zealand

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Permalink 09:37:31 am, Categories: News, 633 words   English (US)

Using Internet Forums To Build Your Online Business Profile

Free publicity is something that no Internet marketer would
turn down. Forum marketing is a a good example of a free
marketing technique that uses Online forums as a way of
advertising business websites. As long as you do it in in
good order it can benefit your business in several ways. So
what exactly is an Internet forum?

An Internet forum is a membership website on which users
can post their own comments and opinions about various
topics. Anybody who joins a forum website can read and
respond to the contents that are posted on the forum
website.

As forum members submit responses to ongoing conversations,
the topic thread grows longer and can go on for several
pages. There is no limit to how long a conversation can go
on unless the administrator decides to lock the thread.
Anybody can begin a new topic by clicking a "New Topic"
button.

To find a forum that focuses on your line of business,
simply run a search on your favourite search engine. For
example if you are selling yachts, you might enter
"yachting forum" in the search field and see what comes up.

How can you make a name for yourself and advertise your
website business without spamming a forum?

That is a serious question as there are not many active
forums that will put up with spammers. If you insist on
posting self-promotional post the post will most likely be
removed, and you might even be expelled from the forum.

The way to link back to your website from forum posts
without getting into trouble is to set up a link in the
signature file. A signature file is a short piece of text
plus a link to your website that you can have appear at the
foot of every comment you post. A signature file can be set
up in the "User Control Panel" on most forums.

On numerous forums you can add an avatar, a thumbnail-sized
photo or graphic, that'll appear each time you submit a
comment. It is a good idea to use an actual photo of
yourself to show how friendly you really are! Similarly,
it's a good idea to use your real name on the forum to let
people know that you're a real person running a real
business.

What is a good way to start out on the forum? The best
method to ease yourself into a forum is to say hello in
the "new members" section, if there is one, and then to
read and contribute to some ongoing conversations. Don't be
in too much of a hurry to post comments though. First, get
a feel for the character of the forum.

When you are ready to dive in, start by posting some
questions about topics of interest to the forum members.
Questions are always useful because they help other people
to respond and they also demonstrate a willingness to learn
on your part.

Once you have established yourself on the forum, you can
start some new topic threads of your own and begin to add
some more substantial contributions to quietly demonstrate
your expertise in your particular field.

In short, the best way to benefit from an Internet forum is
to participate fully in the life of the forum. By helping
others you will help yourself by building up a great
reputation that will make people more likely to want to
check out your website via your signature link.

About the Author, Malcolm Leyshon:

For more information about how to start a home business and
get a Recession Proof Business with Internet Work from Home
Ideas and Opportunities available at
http://www.malcolmleyshon.com where you will find a wide
range of tried and tested ideas including a daily
newsletter and a free 325 page e-book.

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Permalink 03:37:47 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1131 words   English (US)

Law Of Attraction, Limiting Beliefs And Low Self-worth

The longer I practice the art of deliberate creation in my
life, the more aware I become of the massive limitations I have
placed on myself over the years. You wouldn't think that
beliefs could be so powerful - after all, a belief is just a
thought, right?

Actually, it's a thought that has IMMENSE POWER. The power to
mold and shape your life experiences like you wouldn't believe.
You won't allow yourself to do, be or have anything unless you
believe it's possible.

When I look back over my life, I see an endless series of
limiting beliefs that governed every area of my life. My
career. My health. My relationships. My finances. My
self-worth. My happiness. Sometimes I wish I could travel back
in time and whisper to the girl I was, "Hey, you can break free
from these dark thoughts - just switch your focus!" She
probably wouldn't listen anyway; she was pretty stubborn. :-)

Have you ever wished you could go back and do things
differently? I often think, "Wow, where would I be today if I'd
known how powerful I was years ago?" You've probably had
similar thoughts about your own life.

Even though we can't go back and do it over again, we can start
fresh right NOW. Imagine ten or twenty years from now, looking
back on your life and seeing immense growth and progress.
Imagine the joy of knowing that you took control of where you
were going and formed your life into a masterpiece of love,
happiness, abundance and fulfillment!

Of course, before that can happen, you'll need to take a good
hard look at your limiting beliefs. I've been doing this for
years and I don't think I'll be done any time soon - maybe ever.
;-) Every time I think I've cleared out all the "can'ts,
won'ts, and what ifs" a new batch pops up and waves at me and I
start the process all over again. The same thing may happen to
you, but it's still a powerful process that is well worth the
effort.

To start, ask yourself: How have I been holding myself back?
If I could truly create ANYTHING I wanted, what would it be -
and why do I believe it's impossible for me? Which inner voices
keep me locked in a cycle of lack, dissatisfaction, turmoil and
frustration? And which thoughts would override the limiting
beliefs and begin to draw something better into my life?

Then begin choosing those thoughts as often as you can and
turning your attention away from the old, limiting beliefs.

Once you get to the root of your limiting beliefs and begin
transforming them, you may encounter another type of limiting
belief - and for many people this is a doozy: LOW SELF-WORTH.

This belief has a voice too, and it usually repeats
monotonously, "I don't deserve to be wealthy, who am I kidding?
Other people have it so much harder than I do, I should be
giving everything I own to charity. I've got no business
whining about not having enough money. When did I become such a
wimp? So what if I hate my job and my relationships are falling
apart and I have a lot of health problems? I need to stop all
this daydreaming and face reality once and for all. This is my
lot in life (or my cross to bear, etc)."

But sometimes this voice isn't so obvious. Sometimes it's much
more subtle, like when it creates an underlying feeling of
discomfort when you think about wanting to achieve a greater
state of abundance. You may desire more money, bigger income,
financial freedom and more - but you will only allow into your
life the amount of money you believe you DESERVE.

Likewise for all other life experiences. It doesn't matter how
badly you want something; if you don't believe you deserve to
have it, you simply won't allow it in. For that reason, it is
also beneficial to spend some time exploring what you believe
you deserve in all areas of your life.

Do you believe you deserve to be in a truly loving and
harmonious relationship? Really? What about money and income?
How much do you believe you deserve to have? What about where
you live, the type of home and neighborhood you live in? What
about your work? Do you believe you must work very hard to make
ends meet? Do you feel resentful and disgusted by wealthy
people who throw money around carelessly?

All of these thoughts and feelings are CLUES about what is
happening within you; the beliefs that rule your life. Once you
start exploring them you can easily identify the ones that may
be holding you back and transform them - which will change the
outer experiences of your life!

The good news is that the more you delve into these limiting
beliefs, fears and doubts, the more proficient you will become
at weeding them out and exchanging them for something better.
Over time you'll develop a powerful awareness of these
"unwelcome houseguests" when they have taken up residence in
your mind - and you'll have the confidence to boot them right
out the door! :-)

But your work STILL won't be done yet. Once you've booted out
some limiting beliefs, you'll realize that you were holding
limiting beliefs about your limiting beliefs, and limiting
beliefs about your ability to boot out limiting beliefs, and
limiting beliefs about your perception of your limiting
beliefs... You'll have an ever-increasing awareness that you
can still do better, and better and BETTER yet!

Every moment will become a precious journey of evolvement -
that will keep leading you to ever higher levels of joy,
abundance and awe. It never ends. And you won't want it to
end! Once you release your fear, you realize that this process
of evolvement is a whole lot of fun. Sometimes it's wildly
exciting, and sometimes you may get frightened and start
thinking about a safe little hole you can hide in for awhile.
:-) That's okay too.

Be gentle with yourself. Move at your own pace. Enjoy the
journey. Embrace the unfolding of a better you, a better life,
an easier way of BEING. It's wondrous and breathtaking, and you
deserve every bit of it! You deserve to have everything you
want. And you can if you just allow yourself to let go and open
to it. Open your heart, open your mind, open your arms.
Everything you desire is rushing toward you right now - just let
it in.

About The Author, Wendy Betterini: Want to learn more about using the power of our thoughts to change your life? Come along with Wendy as she
further explores the dynamics of Law of Attraction, conscious
creation and the power of thoughts at her blog:
http://creationthoughts.com

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Permalink 09:37:43 am, Categories: News, 621 words   English (US)

3 Most Important Services For A Profitable Internet Home Business

There are basically 3 services which are of utmost importance
to run a profitable internet home business. let us see which
are these.

The first service you will need and cannot have a website
without, is a domain name. A domain name is the name given that
is used to find your website, for e.g.:
http://www.yourdomainname.com. You need a domain name because
your business needs recognition and traffic. Instead of
promoting other people's sites its best to promote your own. So
you realize the value of a domain name? Now there are several
free service providers but it is not recommended. If the free
service provider runs out of business and closes down for some
reason then all your hard work and your business is going to
crash land and and it can definitely happen. when you are
choosing your domain name let it be related to your business
and easy to remember. The next step is to choose an extension.
There are several extension available but .com is the best one
to choose. There are several domain registration service
providers. Choose a good one. Do some background checking and then
decide.

The next is a webhosting service. I would like to repeat the
same thing here, never go for a free service. You will need to
do your profitable internet home business in a professional and
credible way. With free service providers, there will be
advertisements in your site and some may not be of your
business interest. Secondly when you want to expand your
business, which will come soon enough, and need extra space,
you will need to go for paid service since your free service
provider will not provide extra space and at that time you
loose your old customers and traffic. Hence a good webhosting
service is very important. Let us see what webhosting really
means. Your website files and all related information and data
are stored in your web host server/computers. This is required
because your website should be available 24/7 and should be
able to accommodate any amount of traffic.

When choosing your webhosting service you will need to look for
a few important features you need to run the website like:

1. CGI - BIN, this is required for interactivity of your
website.

2. PHP4,

3. uptime, this is the amount of time your site is available for
visitors, this should be 24/7 or close

4. excellent customer support,

5. setup fees, none

6. space, more the better

7. traffic capacity/ bandwidth, more the better

8. pop email accounts, never less than 10 but unlimited is the
best

9. site stats, needed to keep track of your site

10. FTP, at least one account.

The third most important service is autoresponders. what is an
autoresponder? an autoresponder follows up with your website
visitors to provide useful information, build trust and
ultimetely make some sales. Why does one need an autoresponder?
here's why. Majority of the people who visit your website will
not buy from you on their first visit. In fact, most people do
not buy a product on the internet until they have seen it or
heard about it at least seven times. If you are promoting a product
on the internet and you don't have an effective way to capture
and follow-up with your website visitors to remind them about
the products and services you are promoting, you will lose a
lot of sales.

let us summarize, the 3 most important services to run a
profitable internet home business are:

a) domain name service

b) webhosting service and

c) autoresponder service.

About The Author: Savitha Shivakumar is owner of
http://Profit-homebiz.com and writes on a variety of subjects.
To learn more about this topic Savitha recommends you visit:
http://www.profit-homebiz.com

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Permalink 03:37:27 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 809 words   English (US)

Faith, Fear And The Law Of Attraction.

If you are familiar with the law of attraction you will
have learned that the process of conscious attraction
includes deciding what you want, asking for it, believing
it is possible and receiving it. For successful
manifestation, it is important to strengthen your belief in
your ability to attract whatever it is you're asking for,
because the stronger your belief is, the more quickly and
easily your desires will manifest. However, for many
people, at some point on their journey fear interferes with
the process.

Fear leads to people attracting what they dread, rather
than what they desire. It has many forms of expression
-worry, anxiety, anger, jealousy, timidity, and is the
greatest undermining force when people are wishing to
manifest their dreams. It results in people feeling
powerless. It paralyzes thinking processes, blocks
spontaneity, undermines enthusiasm and self-confidence. It
leads to feelings of unhappiness, to inefficiency, to
people avoiding taking chances and even to giving up
completely on their dreams.

The antidote to fear is faith. Those who are fearful are
always lacking in faith. Developing faith and belief in
yourself comes through practice. The more you practice,
the stronger your belief gets. The more you believe in
something, the more believable it becomes.

So, if you are experiencing any form of fear, then you
practise creating a more positive attitude, one thought at
a time. Remind yourself you are able to choose your
thoughts. You are choosing. You are creating your reality
by the thoughts that you choose. At any moment, you can
choose different thoughts. Yes, you can. If you believe
you can.

If you choose to believe that you are weak or powerless or
get overwhelmed by negative feelings and emotions, then
that becomes your reality. The law of attraction, always
responds to your vibration, and so the more you focus on
fear, the more fearful you will become.

Instead, you can choose a different experience, once you
own what you are currently creating and decide to change
it. Tell yourself. "I now choose to think....." ,"I now
choose to feel......" ," I now choose to believe......."
The more you focus on believing that your goal is on its
way, that you are attracting it, that you are successful,
then the more confident you become and the stronger your
belief in your success becomes.

The key to success is maintaining a positive focus. Worry
or fear of any kind disrupts mental concentration and
destroys creative ability. When you are vibrating with
conflicting emotions, efficiency is impossible.

A person's sense of fear is always in proportion to their
sense of weakness or inability. As a person's experience
of becoming stronger and more able increases, then their
fear decreases.

You are what you think you are. If you think you are small
and weak and unable to attract great things, then so it is.
If you are becoming more confident, more positive and are
noticing and appreciating any signs of success, however
small they may seem, then your belief in your ability to
manifest grows accordingly.

One way to increase this positivity and belief is to
remember and reappraise some of the things you have done in
the past. It is very easy once you have achieved something
to forget about or belittle the importance of it. The more
you pay attention to any successes you have had in the
past, however small you may have come to see or think them,
the more you will increase your self belief and your faith
in the manifesting process. The more you do appreciate
what you have already done and achieved, the easier it is
for you to have faith in what you wish to achieve now.

Remember, you are a powerful manifestor, a powerful
creator, and the power of your manifestation, your
creation, lies within you. How you use this power is your
choice. When you take full responsibility for this choice,
then you are empowered and your faith in your ability to
manifest your heart's desires increases. And as it
increases, so you see evidence of your power, and your
faith increases even more.

You then no longer need to see evidence of your progress:
your faith in the process becomes so strong that you
absolutely know that your success is on its way. Without
needing to know exactly how and when, you have absolute
faith that it is manifesting. And the law of attraction
delivers.

About the Author:

Shirley Crichton is passionate about prosperity and helping
people to attract more. She is co-founder of Prosperity
Players, an on-line community enthusiastically playing the
game of life, in tune with the law of attraction, and
having fun creating the life of their dreams. If you found
this article helpful and want more, claim your free
Prosperity Players weekly newsletter and Tip of the Week
at =>
http://www.prosperityplayers.com

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06/07/09

Permalink 03:37:36 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 743 words   English (US)

Utilizing Social Networking To Grow Your Small Business

If you are in business today, it has become almost imperative
that you have a website. If you are in business and are
planning to make a significant long term income off of your
business, it is an absolute must. And, most businesses have
jumped on the website bandwagon, filling the internet with
millions and millions of websites.

On the other end is the user. One person, often looking for
just one thing. With so many options to choose from, how do
you get them to focus in on you, on your product, your service,
or your store location?

One of the most recent answers to this question is Social
Networking. With all of the buzz around Social Networking and
Web 2.0 you've probably had at least minimal exposure. You
might even have a Myspace.com account. But, how does this help
your business?

There are actually hundreds of ways, but today I'm only going
to focus on one with concrete steps for you to take so that by
the end of the day you will have a whole new lead and customer
generation stream.

Although Myspace isn't necessarily the absolute best social
networking site, it is the biggest, so that is where we are
going to start.

1. If you don't have a myspace account, go to
http://myspace.com and sign up for one. Use a name that is as
close as possible to your business name for your account name,
as it will show up in your URL as Myspace.com/YourBizName

2. Once you have an account, take ten minutes to fill in a
profile. Load in a picture. If you are a consultant or
individual service provider, put a picture of yourself. If you
are a retail location, put a picture of your store. If you
manufacture a product, put a picture of the product you make.
Then fill out profile questions that match your business. Keep
it professional, and fill out the questions from the standpoint
of your business, and don't be afraid to do a bit of promotion.
If you have your own website, it should definitely be included
in your About Me section.

3. Once you have a profile, you need friends. If you have a
business email list, that is by far the easiest way. Simply
write to them, tell them about your new myspace account, and
ask them to be your friend! This is perfect because it then
locates you in a social circle that is already targeted to the
types of people who are your customers. If you have a retail
store, make up little cards with your site on it, and give them
to customers inviting them to become your online 'friends'.

4. Joint venture with other users. Find people in myspace who
are in your market, and ask them if they will post a bulletin
introducing your site to their friends.

Once you have built up a small friends list, you can then truly
start some promotional magic. Myspace allows you to post blogs
and bulletins. The blog is on your Myspace page, and the
bulletin actually gets posted to all of your friends 'Bulletin
Board' area.

As often as you can, you want to come up with a creative little
promotion, and post it to your blog and send it as a bulletin.
If you were a restaurant, maybe you would send out daily meals
specials. If you were a software company, maybe you'd post
articles about the different cool points of your software.

Bulletins move quickly, as if anyone else posts a bulletin to
one of your friends after yours was posted, yours will get
moved down the board, and will eventually disappear. This is
why it is important that you post regularly, and if you are
only posting once a day, try to make it at a time when you
think that the demographic of people who are your friends will
be online.

Keep this up, and you will see growth in your business. You
will be exposed to new potential customers, and if you are
lucky you might just get big enough to be featured, which can
generate a huge buzz for your business.

Estimated time: 20 min. Set Up, 4 minutes daily posting a
bulletin

About The Author: Justin Handley helps small business owners
uncover hidden profit centers and implement explosive growth
techniques. Learn more about how you can rapidly grow your
business and your bottom line at http://www.Narasopa.com

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Permalink 03:37:29 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 977 words   English (US)

How to Find and Follow your Inner Calling

Having the courage to follow your dreams.
"I can do anything, if I only knew what it was."

How to put the pieces together to follow your dreams in life.

Songwriter. Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all, 'Touch/Love me in the morning', 'Miss you like crazy', 'Save it all for you'. How Muhammed Ali (a 'renegade') found strength to believe in himself - avoiding the draft - motivated him to write a song. Stripped of everything he had at the time - "The greatest love of all". Have a REASON - "He who has a WHY, will always find out any HOW" (or words to that effect from the German philosopher, Nietsche). Having a reason, a strong purpose (for Being and living) makes you feel great about yourself. The songwriter had dreams of making music when he was young. Use the power of the creativity within you. Are we in touch with our feelings deep inside ourselves? Really feel deep inside, instead of pleasing people. Let them touch you. Scared? It's finding your meaning in life.
Are you unhappy - restless, unfulfilled. The journey of life should not be predictable. Want meaning? Don't know how it will pan out? Nor do I, but it's certainly an exciting journey!

Trust your CREATIVITY. What you really feel inside - touch them. Don't be afraid to expose them. Not afraid??? - the thoughts just visit me - ideas just come. Role play in job.
The journey is the reward. It's wherever you are at the time. Get in touch with your emotions.
Not all people can be great. "If you can't do great things, just do little things in a great way!": Don't live a life of no risk. Don't learn by rote - don't go for security. Take time to find the poetry in yourself - it's not rote (learning), nor is it playing a role. Try it out, be a watchmaker, anything you want . Try expressing your feelings and emotions into a tape-recorder.

It's the journey, not the destination that's important.

I want to do something, but I just don't know what to do.
Was it always what you wanted to do?
Lawyer turned "pro" baseball player.
Comedian.

4 questions:

How much more meaningful is your life now?
Is it significant or successful?
I believe that you can become anything you believe you can be. However, you have to work hard to get there. We are often unsure of ourselves, when we go for our dream. Live the dream of your life. You can become anything that you want to be; but you have to work hard on it.

I can do anything, if I only know what it was. The key is finding that PASSION. Your life PURPOSE will fill you with enthusiasm and the passion is the energizer that will propel you towards success.

We often don't BELIEVE in ourselves. Believe and achieve. Many of us have forgotten what we dreamed of doing, when we were younger. Find out what you love doing - what you are gifted at - there is no exception; you have something to give this world. When you are born, your vision of the world is unique; however, it gets stomped out by the trials and tribulations of life. You will be magnificent at it. What do you love doing, what makes your heart sing?
You can be special, you ARE a unique being. Don't try to be great, but just be YOU. As Martin Luther King said: "Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve." Find the poetry in you. What makes your heart sing?

CAN I BE THE CHANGE I WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD?
YES, you can! First,

CREATE AN AURA OF PEACE IN YOUR OWN LIFE.

And a final and most important thought...

"Everybody Knows

You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

So...

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of "being you".

Then...

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due,
And you'll be a being that's vitally alive.

Dare To Believe...

That you are a wonderful unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish,
and you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down. "

-- Author Unknown

Shared by Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributor", Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

P.S:
>From being in a very difficult situation some years back,
eventually led to Craig finding and living his dream as a writer,
who (hopefully) makes a difference by uplifting others and touching lives around the globe...
and that is the reason for sharing my various writings.

Thank you sincerely, Oprah for sharing
your insights and wisdom in encouraging me down my 'untrodden
path' from days of darkness into the light, as I follow my dreams.

About the author:
In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the "seemingly impossible" and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams.

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html
www.craiglockbooks.com

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06/06/09

Permalink 03:37:16 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 814 words   English (US)

The Psychology of Passive Income

Most of us spend our careers looking forward to the day
when we don't have to actively work to have money. The
pension. Our Social Security checks. Investment dividends
we've worked so hard to set up. Passive income--money that
comes without the daily grind--is the brass ring. Just a
nice steady income stream whether we spend the week at the
beach or working on a Habitat house or helping the oldest
grandchild move into a new apartment half way across the
county.

Well, that's the way it was supposed to work anyway. Right
now, this kind of income is probably one of the most
terrifying lifestyle funding sources imaginable.

Because it is...well....PASSIVE.

Since what we do isn't tied to what it does, there's not a
whole lot of room to make it go in a better direction when
the current one is downright dire. Learning how to deal
with the emotional impact of this lack of control can make
a big difference in how well you weather the inevitable ups
and downs of the investment market. Otherwise, you'll find
yourself looking for feasible spots under the bridge every
time the economy hiccups and denying yourself small
luxuries even with plenty of money in reserve.

Right now a lot of us are afraid to spend money on ANYTHING
because the value of our passive sources of income is so
wobbly—and so contracted. This is not comfortable,
and that's important to admit. If we are aware that this
possibility is part of the range of performance for passive
income, we can build in ways to help ourselves cope when we
get to these bumpy parts of the road in the future.

We especially need to know this little secret about passive
income as we plan what we want to do with the last third of
our lives. So this downturn has given us an unexpected
gift--the chance to feel really deeply the helplessness of
not being able to get our money to do a better job. And to
help us build ourselves some escape routes from here on.

For some of us, it will be a matter of looking for a way to
earn again. For some of us, it's teaching ourselves to
stay calm in the midst of the economic cacophony. For some
of us, it will be refocusing on what' s important and
finding ways to keep going on that with a leaner budget.
And for some of us, it's just plain an adventure in how to
cut costs.

You think I'm kidding on that last one, right? Nope. If
the passive income situation is leaving you anxious, the
most important thing you can do is act. Taking action to
cut the amount of money you need to live on is a good thing
to do occasionally, just to make sure you're focused on
your authentic needs. A downturn is a good time to do that.

Notice I did not suggest you suck way in and not do things.
I said evaluate. I said find a cheaper way to get what
you want. But just plain retreating? Bad idea. Why?

Not spending any money on anything makes you feel deprived
as well as afraid. And that's an invitation to depression
and poor health. The down part of the economic cycle will
always be a test of our mettle, individually and as a
culture. The better we are at acknowledging the scary
feelings and doing something to improve our situation, the
better we will be at dealing with it the next time.

In a nutshell?

* Be honest with yourself about your financial situation.
If you need to cut back for a while, do it in ways that
help you feel "competent" rather than "poor." If you still
have plenty of money, SPEND SOME.

* See if what you are spending money on is really you at
this point. A downturn gives you an easy opportunity to
stop memberships you don't use or participate in or to
redirect where you spend your time—and, as a result,
your money.

* Remember "This too shall pass." It will. Really. But
until the clouds part and the economic sun comes back, you
have to help yourself stay positive and calm. KNOWING that
is half the battle.

Having your retirement nest egg lose value is awful.
Letting that fact intimidate you into not living your life
is worse.

About the Author:

Mary Lloyd is the author of Supercharged Retirement: Ditch
the Rocking Chair, Trash the Remote, and Do What You Love.
She offers seminars on how you can create a meaningful
retirement for yourself and consults to help your business
attract and use retired talent well. She is also available
as a speaker. For more insights on how to live well in any
economic climate go to => http://www.mining-silver.com .

Copyright (c) 2009 Mary Lloyd

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Permalink 03:37:13 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 534 words   English (US)

Common Costly Mistakes When Selling A Product Online

By WebGuru

The Explicit Need

Selling a product online is a great way to break into the world
of commerce without all of the expenses involved in setting up a
brick-and-mortar business. Unfortunately, many people do not
realize that selling a product online involves more than
slapping a product description on a web page and waiting for the
money to roll in. Selling online involves time and effort, and
many internet retailers make costly mistakes.

Email Marketing Mistakes

Many people selling a product online use email marketing to
generate sales. The following are the most common, and often
most costly, mistakes that can be made when email marketing:

• SPAM. SPAM is one of the most costly mistakes you can make
when marketing a product online. Not only does it ensure the
loss of a sale, but also it can potentially cost your business
when the recipients file complaints. While inducing people to
subscribe for e-zines and e-mails are encouraged, unsolicited
mails are to be discouraged.

• Over sending. If you practice the art of send, send and
send, the recipients of your email will end up blocking all
messages from you. They could even end up filing SPAM
complaints. Space out your emails and send only the important
ones.

• Bad Lists. It is common for online marketers to purchase
email lists. These lists contain the names and email addresses
of people who may be interested in purchasing their products.
Unfortunately, not every vendor sells quality lists. A bad list
is a waste of time because the email addresses are usually bad,
which means your ad will not be seen.

Other Common Mistakes

In addition to the mistakes made when using email marketing,
there are several common mistakes in other business aspects that
are made by internet retailers.

• Poor Customer Service. Poor customer service includes not
being available for customer comments, complaints and
suggestions, as well as trying to blame product problems or
order issues on the customer. This is a quick way to lose sales
and prevent any repeat sales you may have had.

• Greed. Overcharging for the product or for shipping is seen
as greedy by customers. They can pay retail anywhere, without
the extra expense of shipping, and customers will shop around
for better prices. Even if your competitor only has cheaper
shipping, that makes purchasing from them a better deal.

• Amateur Site. If your site looks like a twelve-year-old made
it, customers will not be willing to spend money. Errors in
spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as problems with the
overall look and feel of the site, will send customers away.

• Slow Site. If your site takes too long to load, customers
will go elsewhere. Even when selling through online auctions,
pictures and graphics need to load quickly.

Conclusion in a Nutshell

By avoiding the common mistakes, you can increase your chances
of making sales and increase your profits. While these mistakes
are easily made, they are also easily corrected and prevented.
Any of these mistakes, even several in combination, seem minor,
but they can be very costly when selling products online.

About the Author: For more information visit
http://www.ocitservices.com SIMPLIFYING THE WEB

Source: http://www.isnare.com

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06/05/09

Permalink 03:37:48 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 486 words   English (US)

7 Fantastic And Free Ways To Get Traffic

7 Fantastic And Free Ways To Get Traffic To Your Website Or Blog…

1. Create the best content you can with the best products you
can possibly offer. Your content is your best advertisement -
if visitors love your content, then they will go back and
spread the word to others.

2. Make it easy for users to recommend your site. Viral
marketing is very important -- and easy to tap on the Web. But
give your users the tools. Get a Recommend this Site script
from websites such as cgiscripts.com and similar directories of
scripts. Some even go as far as giving incentives to those who
recommend the site to their friends. If only 10 people go to
your site, but these 10 people invite 10 more - that's
additional traffic that you get for FREE!

3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not
the pay per click). Search engines can be a big source of
traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche.
If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to
you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check
the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority
sites in your topic area.

4. Send out press releases. While some sites charge hundreds of
dollars per release, there are free press release submission
places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract
media attention; (b) get more back links to your website
without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more
visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News
or Yahoo News. My website (see my profile) accepts free press
release submission (no strings attached!)

5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites
accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your
business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and
allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites
publish your article and it contains a link back to your
website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article.
The more links you have, the greater your chances for
increasing your search engine rankings.

6. Post your URL on free ad sites like Adlandpro or Adpost. You
can also use "community" sites like Craigslist and the like.

7. If your blog is specific about a topic, for example "Joe's
Cooking Blog" or "Joe's Fishing Blog", you could join some
Yahoo clubs with the same general subject. Then post on a
regular basis and include a URL to your blog. Most clubs are OK
with this, but others might call it spam. Read the rules of each
club before joining and posting.

About The Author: Jeff Bunnell is a part-time marketer and
full-time Dad. He has worked as a Realtor, Concert Promoter,
Computer Tech, Salesman, Manager, etc. Now he is using his
experience to help others make additional income on the
internet. For more information go to
http://www.easybigmoneymaker.com.

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Permalink 03:37:28 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 609 words   English (US)

3 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Own Sales Growth

You are fabulous and your clients love you. They can't
stop talking about how fabulous you are and they tell
everyone who will listen, but your prospects are not hiring
you they way they should be.

If you are getting meetings with qualified prospects, but
they are not turning into clients, it might be you. There
are many ways that you could be sabotaging your ability to
close the sale. We will focus on 3 categories: what you
look like, what you do and what you say.

When your prospect shows up to the appointment, you need to
look professional. People have told me that it should not
matter how they look if they are the best. Not true! Down
here on Earth, your prospects are judging you from the
beginning. For example, I just had a client of mine tell
me the other day that when he sees a chiropractor who is
extremely overweight, he feels he cannot trust him, and
therefore will not send him referrals. The assumption is:
if the doctor cannot take care of his own health, how can
he take care of anyone else's?

At the very least, dress professionally for your industry,
cut/fix your hair, smell good, tuck in your shirt and it
wouldn't hurt to put on a little make-up. If you are in
any type of health or personal growth industry, accept that
you will be judged more harshly.

Your behavior is being judged, too. You need to be on
time! I would also recommend that you have all of your
paperwork/pens/materials organized so your presentation is
smooth. Oh yes - one more important thing - use your
spell-check! If you want the best clients out there you
can expect that they are intelligent and savvy. Read ALL
emails and other correspondence before sending, and also
use your spell-check function.

If you are in good shape with the first two, you need only
concern yourself with your words. There are a few ways you
can guarantee that you will never get the sale. The
biggest one is to lie. If you don't know the answer to a
prospect's question, you only need to say that you will
find the answer and get back to them. This is an
opportunity to contact them again! Just tell the truth.

Another way to ruin your opportunity is to talk badly about
your competition. This makes you look petty. Instead,
talk about your points of differentiation - how you are
different from your competition. Some prospects will want
to work with you and some will prefer your competition.
Allow the prospect to figure this out on their own! If you
truly want what is best for your prospect, this will be
easy, because those who hire you will be eager to work with
you.

If you want to speed up the process of getting rejected,
you could also throw in a few opinions about religion and
politics! Just stick to the topic of solving your
prospect's problems.

Now that we have talked in detail about what not to do,
here are some tips about what to do right:

1. Come prepared with an agenda
2. Ask lots of related questions so you know exactly what
the prospect needs
3. Answer their questions before they even ask them
4. Resist the urge to tell the prospect everything about
you, your company, your industry and every one of your
products. Focus!
5. Ask for the sale!

About the Author:

Want to feel more comfortable in your sales meetings?
Claim your copy of Audrey Burton's popular FREE Special
Report, "Closing the Sale is Not Complicated!" at =>
http://www.TigressCoaching.com .

Copyright (c) 2009 Audrey Burton

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Permalink 03:37:21 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 609 words   English (US)

3 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Own Sales Growth

You are fabulous and your clients love you. They can't
stop talking about how fabulous you are and they tell
everyone who will listen, but your prospects are not hiring
you they way they should be.

If you are getting meetings with qualified prospects, but
they are not turning into clients, it might be you. There
are many ways that you could be sabotaging your ability to
close the sale. We will focus on 3 categories: what you
look like, what you do and what you say.

When your prospect shows up to the appointment, you need to
look professional. People have told me that it should not
matter how they look if they are the best. Not true! Down
here on Earth, your prospects are judging you from the
beginning. For example, I just had a client of mine tell
me the other day that when he sees a chiropractor who is
extremely overweight, he feels he cannot trust him, and
therefore will not send him referrals. The assumption is:
if the doctor cannot take care of his own health, how can
he take care of anyone else's?

At the very least, dress professionally for your industry,
cut/fix your hair, smell good, tuck in your shirt and it
wouldn't hurt to put on a little make-up. If you are in
any type of health or personal growth industry, accept that
you will be judged more harshly.

Your behavior is being judged, too. You need to be on
time! I would also recommend that you have all of your
paperwork/pens/materials organized so your presentation is
smooth. Oh yes - one more important thing - use your
spell-check! If you want the best clients out there you
can expect that they are intelligent and savvy. Read ALL
emails and other correspondence before sending, and also
use your spell-check function.

If you are in good shape with the first two, you need only
concern yourself with your words. There are a few ways you
can guarantee that you will never get the sale. The
biggest one is to lie. If you don't know the answer to a
prospect's question, you only need to say that you will
find the answer and get back to them. This is an
opportunity to contact them again! Just tell the truth.

Another way to ruin your opportunity is to talk badly about
your competition. This makes you look petty. Instead,
talk about your points of differentiation - how you are
different from your competition. Some prospects will want
to work with you and some will prefer your competition.
Allow the prospect to figure this out on their own! If you
truly want what is best for your prospect, this will be
easy, because those who hire you will be eager to work with
you.

If you want to speed up the process of getting rejected,
you could also throw in a few opinions about religion and
politics! Just stick to the topic of solving your
prospect's problems.

Now that we have talked in detail about what not to do,
here are some tips about what to do right:

1. Come prepared with an agenda
2. Ask lots of related questions so you know exactly what
the prospect needs
3. Answer their questions before they even ask them
4. Resist the urge to tell the prospect everything about
you, your company, your industry and every one of your
products. Focus!
5. Ask for the sale!

About the Author:

Want to feel more comfortable in your sales meetings?
Claim your copy of Audrey Burton's popular FREE Special
Report, "Closing the Sale is Not Complicated!" at =>
http://www.TigressCoaching.com .

Copyright (c) 2009 Audrey Burton

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06/04/09

Permalink 03:37:47 am, Categories: Positive Iration Affirmations, 1221 words   English (US)

Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Fear: A 4 Step Process

"Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go
about making sure it doesn't happen." - Alyce P.
Cornyn-Selby

Underneath any unwanted self-sabotaging pattern of behavior
is fear. These undesirable experiences can include career
self-sabotage, any form of addiction, workaholic or
shopaholic lifestyles, a series of bad relationships in
your personal and professional life and constant financial
struggles.

Repeating the past and making the same mistakes is
repetition compulsion. You are repeating the past, making
the same mistakes, and constantly complaining about the
results and yet we keep doing it! Why do people keep
repeating bad experiences over and over again? Because,
even though unwanted, this perpetual state of circumstance
has become the comfort zone. People cling to comfort zones
because they are known, familiar, and therefore 'safe'.
Moving beyond comfort zones into new territory, even if
desired, is a scary prospect.

Repeating past experiences involves recreating the same
dynamics that you experienced as a child. If your childhood
was filled with conditioning that invalidated your
authenticity as a creative spirit, then you may be more
comfortable living with people who invalidate you as an
artist as an adult. You may have been told repeatedly that
you could never earn a living as an actor, painter, drummer
in a band or novelist. You pick a partner who tells you to
put aside your passion and go get a 'real job'. This is
repeating the past. If you spent your childhood as the good
kid who didn't cause trouble and always minded her manner,
you may be inclined to make people happy and have become
the perpetual obsequious people pleaser. Again, you're
repeating your past and making the same mistake.

Unwanted repeated patterns of behavior often involves
getting into business relationships with people who take
advantage of you, or accepting jobs that don't offer a
chance of promotion or professional development. Repeating
the past is pursuing the same dead ends over and over
again, or engaging in the same self-destructive behavior.
It's making the same mistakes. To stop repeating the past,
you must first determine if you are repeating the past.

The place to begin is to discover what stops you from
moving beyond a comfort zone that is clearly not working
for you. What are you afraid of? What could happen if you
change the way you show up in your world? What would it
mean to live centered in the truth of who you are,
authentically, and in integrity with your passions and
dreams for your future?

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has
no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You
are free." - Jim Morrison

Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Your
fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore
them. Fear often shows up in the form of the woefully
misguided Inner Critic. Your Inner Critic works hard to
keep you safe, keep you in that comfort zone. If you try to
move beyond the comfort zone the Inner Critic will serve up
fear and drama to pull you back to where it believes you
will be safe.

The goal isn't to get rid of this Inner Critic, this fear.
The goal is to recognize it when it presents itself,
examine it and master the fear so you can effectively
transition into newer and better patterns of behavior. One
way to tell that you are making choices and acting from a
place of fear is when you are Finding Excuses And Reasons
(F.E.A.R.) to do or not do something so that you can
ultimately stay right where you are, hold yourself back.

Here are 4 steps to examine your self-sabotaging pattern of
behavior.

1. State the pattern, the repeating unwanted experience.

Unwanted experiences can include unsupportive or even
damaging personal and business relationships or performance
anxiety of any kind including stage performances,
auditions, interviews, networking, presenting your work to
a person of authority and calling up your agent.

2. Examine the beliefs and thought processes that lead to
the choices and actions that created the unwanted
experience. Ask yourself, "What within me is creating this
experience over and over again?"

Common fear based thoughts and beliefs include a fear of
criticism or rejection that are stated in as an "I'm not
____ (talented, smart, young, pretty, experienced,
etc.) enough".

2. Test the validity of the underlying fear.

Is the fear true? Is it absolutely true? Can you identify
any experience where you were, indeed - enough? Can you
identify other people or other events that fly in the face
of this belief? For example, if you are over 40 and you
believe there are no roles for actors over 40 can to find
any examples of actors over 40 who are working steadily in
their craft? What specific circumstances trigger your fear?
Is there a pattern? Can you think of an early experience
of this fear? What happened?

3. What would your life be like if you didn't cling onto
your comfort zone? Who would you be, what would you have,
what could you do if you didn't have this fear running you?

Imagine and visualize yourself showing up in your life
every day as that person. Try it on even if only as a
costume at first. What choice would a person living that
life make as the events of your day unfolds?

4. Check how you feel.

Your emotions are indicators of whether you've moved into
or out of fear. Simply stated, you don't feel good when
you are functioning from a place of fear. You can
experience that sick in the pit of your stomach feeling,
physical symptoms such as sweaty palms or a desire to
Fuggedabout Everything And Run (F.E.A.R.). From now on this
feeling is a signal to you to stop and take a moment to
deliberately and clearly make a newer and better choice; a
choice that will result in a different action that will
deliver a better outcome, a different experience that
breaks the unwanted pattern of behavior from the past.

If you're feeling good about yourself, your potential and
the opportunities available to you then you are mastering
your fear. You are headed in the direction of your dreams.
You have moved beyond the old unwanted comfort zone into a
new zone that supports your desires. If at some point you
notice that you slipped back into that not so good feeling
of fear just know that you are reacting to the voice of
that frightened little Inner Critic who is still scared of
this new way of being. Calm it down as you would a 4 year
old and show this Inner Critic that you are still very safe
even if you venture into newer and bigger experiences.

"Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every
fear is freedom."- Marilyn Ferguson

About the Author:

Valery is a Mentor who helps creative people get out of
their own way so that they can move beyond the struggles
that often come packaged with the life of a visual &
performing artist. Clients learn how to express their full
potential deliberately & responsibly to create more
passionately, profoundly, productively and profitably.
Empower the Wizard Within to express your full creative
potential. http://www.InnerWizard.com Get Free tips"!

Copyright (c) 2009 Valery Satterwhite

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Permalink 03:37:30 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 450 words   English (US)

Maintain Your Network Of Contacts

Copyright (c) 2007 Kent Jacobson a.k.a. Mr. Success
Shortcut 2 Success
http://www.Shortcut2Success.com

A lot of people have transitioned from the centralized workplace
to a more individualized computer-based one. In the formal
business environment, we would come in contact daily with peers
in our profession. A computer or web-based business, by the
nature of it, can isolate some people from the social interaction
that the previous workplace afforded. In other cases, some
socially reserved people find they have a vast computer-based
professional and social network of contacts. How we maintain our
network depends on your individual situation. I have found four
methods that continue to work for me. They are...

1. For your web-based business, establish a method to capture and
respond to people visiting your site by requesting contact
information: name, email, nature of their business, etc. Keep
this step simple and to a minimum; no one likes to fill out a
bunch of information every time they visit a site. Make sure you
set up an auto-reply program. The auto-reply response lets the
person know you will follow-up in the future with relevant
information. The response should be brief and professional. This
method allows you to screen for people who really want follow-up
information or are just scanning the web.

2. Include in your email signature area links that are relevant
to you. These should include your website address, your blog, and
maybe an online forum you like. Include anything relevant, just
in case your email gets passed on to someone who may find
something appealing or of interest regarding this piece of
information.

3. Establish yourself a blog. Very simple to do and is an
enjoyable way to express yourself and share information. You will
find a blog can create quite a number of contacts by people
commenting on the subject matter or topic. This will build a
support network that you can target for your service or
business.

4. Participate in seminars, training sessions or workshops on
subjects you are interested in. These are great ways to find and
network with subject matter experts and people with similar
interests and experiences. These can be online or in a seminar
type situation. This is a great way to meet people with the same
interests and discuss topics.

Get out and network in some form or fashion; you never know who
or what the next contact may lead to.

----------------------------------------------------------
Kent Jacobson, a.k.a. "Mr. Success" is a trusted authority in the
success field and provides valuable success information for free
through his website at: http://www.Shortcut2Success.com . You can
also read Kent's Success Blog to find more success secrets at:
http://www.Shortcut2Success.com/blog

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06/03/09

Permalink 03:37:16 am, Categories: Announcements [A], 1451 words   English (US)

How to Give a Dynamic Presentation

Would you like to experience the benefits of being a good
speaker? Speaking before groups offers a tremendous
opportunity for personal and professional development.
Never before have excellent communication skills been more
important than they are today.

This article contains fifteen elements for making a
successful presentation. Use these ideas, and you will
speak with greater self confidence and ease before a group
of any size.

1. BUILD RAPPORT AND TRUST.

Talk with-not at --your audience. Establish some common
ground. Communicate with sincerity and warmth, and make eye
contact.

In speaking to a large group of secretaries, I established
rapport quickly by telling them about my mother's success
as a secretary and how much I admired her. I gave them
examples of why competent secretaries are the backbone of
my successful organization.

2. DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE OPENING.

Grab your audience's attention from the start. Use a
dramatic or startling statement, a human interest or
personal story, a question, an anecdote or illustration, a
relevant quote-or a humorous opening, if appropriate. I
recently heard a speaker open with, "I wrote that great
introduction you just heard. It gives me something to shoot
for when I speak."

3. DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE ENDING

Close with a bang. Use a relevant quote, a poem, or an
appeal for action. Give your audience a sincere compliment,
a powerful story, or a summary of your main points. Make
sure your closing---whatever it is---is relevant to your
topic. Also, your entire speech and the ending should be
tailored to your audience.

4. REDUCE NERVOUSNESS.

According to the book of lists, public speaking is the
number one fear, greater even than the fear of death.

Before presenting: Thoroughly prepare and rehearse before
your speaking engagement. When you are about to begin, take
several deep breaths. Visualize yourself giving a relaxed
presentation.

During the presentation: Focus on your message and your
audience, not on yourself. Give yourself opportunities for
physical movement. Don't try to be perfect. Make
nervousness work for you. Channel your nervousness into
enthusiasm; let your adrenalin take over. Butterflies in
your stomach? Let them soar, taking you with them.

5. MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION COME ALIVE.

Talk to the audience in terms of their interests, problems,
and concerns. Communicate with vitality and conviction.
Talk to, and make eye contact with individual members of
the audience. Change the pace with vocal variety and humor,
using pauses to emphasize points. Use inspiring human
interest stories, making only a few points and supporting
them with examples, illustrations, anecdotes, and
analogies. Use natural gestures; physically move from time
to time instead of remaining behind a podium.

6. USE VOCAL VARIETY.

Variety speed, volume, and pitch. To emphasize points,
speed up or slow down, speak more softly or loudly, and
allow your voice to rise and fall. Speak conversationally
to an audience, but with greater force and energy.
Appropriate vocal variety and gestures will naturally occur.

7. VISUAL AIDS, HANDOUTS, OTHER AIDS:

Use visual aids only when needed to clarify a point or
idea. Don't show a visual aid to the audience until you are
ready to use it. Use visual media as an aid, not as crutch
or a substitute. Visual aids should be large, clear,
legible, and brief. Avoid talking toward your visual aid or
turning your back to the audience. You might provide a
brief outline of your objectives, the topics to be covered,
and information about yourself. Then supply handouts that
reinforce your points. Distribute most handouts at the end
of your presentation so that participants maintain eye
contact and keep their attention on you during the
presentation.

8. TRY USING HUMOR.

You don't have to be funny. But humor can be effective in
changing the pace, relaxing the audience, building rapport,
and supporting your points. If you are uncomfortable using
humor, avoid it-or practice it on your friends and family
until you become more comfortable with it.

If you use humor, keep it brief, relevant to the topic, and
appropriate for the occasion. Do not tell off-color jokes
or racial, ethnic, or religious jokes. Don't say, "I'm
going to tell you a joke"-just do it. Allow your audience
to laugh before you continue speaking. Have a comeback if
your attempt at humor fails.

Never use humor at the expense of another. However, poking
fun at yourself can let your audience know you don't feel
superior or have an egotistical attitude. I often tell my
audience the following story: A woman and her little boy
came up to me after what I thought was one of my most
inspiring speeches. The woman gushed, "That was a wonderful
talk, and I am so full with your message!" Smiling with
delight, I asked her little boy, "And how did you like it,
son?" He replied, "Yeah, I got a bellyful of it, too!"

9. INVOLVE YOUR AUDIENCE.

Use stories and examples that relate to audience concerns.
Keep your presentation lively, allowing time for questions.
Ask if there are questions, and hold the silence a few
moments. If no one responds, say, "If there are no
questions, let me mention a question I am often asked"-and
then answer it. You might also ask questions and request a
show of hands.

10. APPEAL TO DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES AND PERSONALITY
TYPES.

People think and learn in different ways. Some are more
logical; some, more intuitive. Broaden audience response by
varying your techniques. Use some human interest stories,
appeal to logic, present general themes ("the big picture")
and appeal to the senses, providing concrete examples. The
success of an engineer often depends upon his or her
objective analysis of a problem. If you're speaking to a
group of engineers, appeal to their logical thought
processes. Present a problem and a logical solution for it,
perhaps using a graph based on statistical data. This is
not to say that human interest stories or appeals to the
emotions are lost on engineers. But they are most likely to
be persuaded by logic.

11. MANAGE THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS.

Being physically close to your audience increases your
ability to build rapport. If the audience is scattered, it
is more difficult to lead them as one unit. Bring them
together, removing large numbers of empty seats. They will
be less self-conscious if they are sitting close together.
Arrange seats so the audience can easily see you.

12. DEAL WITH DISRUPTIONS.

If you encounter disruptive persons, keep control of your
emotions. Do not show irritation. Wait until they finish
talking; then use active/reflective listening. Lower your
voice; don't try to shout them down. Sometimes humor can
reduce the tension. If they continue to be disruptive and
it is appropriate, ask them to leave or to meet with you
later to discuss their concerns.

13. BE A LEADER.

Your audience expects you to create the atmosphere, set the
tone, assume a leadership role, and be in control. They
want to be treated with respect. Arrive early to make sure
everything is properly set up and ready. Be yourself,
allowing your unique personality to shine.

Remember, you are there to make something happen, to move
your audience in some way. It is up to you to inspire them.

14. KNOW YOUR GOAL.

Every speech has at least one of four goals: to inform or
explain, to persuade, to inspire action, or to entertain.
Know the goal of your presentation, and keep it in mind as
you thoroughly prepare. Lack of preparation reflects
indifference and insults your audience. Careful preparation
is the only way to achieve the results you want. Use simple
and clear language that communicates your ideas in a manner
suited to your goal.

15. EXHIBIT VITALITY.

When Dr. Kenneth McFarlin, an outstanding professional
speaker, was asked what is the most important quality of a
speaker, he responded: "vitality." Vitality includes
enthusiasm, energy, forcefulness, and aliveness. It comes
from a depth of conviction-a deep belief in yourself and in
what you are saying.

CONCLUSION You will be amazed at the positive influence you
will have on others by becoming a good speaker. Public
speaking will enrich both your life and the lives of others.

Take advantage of opportunities to speak to audiences no
matter how small. Remember the words of Demosthenes, one of
the world's greatest orators, who said, "Small
opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

Copyright 2007. Raymond Gerson

About the Author:

Raymond Gerson has over 40 years experience teaching career
and personal development. He is a former Toastmasters
International speech contest winner and teaches college
success strategy courses. Raymond is the author of five
books including, How to Create the Job You Want. This ebook
and an audio recording of Raymond speaking to a live
audience are available as free gifts. Go to:
http://www.raymondgerson.com/freeGifts_landingPage.html

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Three keys to Permanent Prosperity

When the Power of Attraction Isn't Enough - Three keys to Permanent Prosperity

The movie,The Secret, told you that you could have anything
you focused your mind on. You gave it a try, and guess
what, it worked! Now you have the life of your dreams,
only it isn't enough. Is there more to manifesting
abundance than just visualization and affirmations? Maybe
you are at a crossroads.

That moment came for me on the day that my boss walked into
my office to give me some good news. He wanted to let me
know that he was ready to make me his partner and he had
hired an attorney to put the paperwork together. This
wasn't a total surprise for me as we had talked about the
idea off and on for about a year. It also wasn't a
surprise for me because I had been visualizing and working
toward just that kind of opportunity for years.

"That's great," I replied, "let me know when you are ready
to sit down and talk some more." I smiled at my boss as he
left my office, but I wasn't smiling inside. I had wanted
this to happen so badly, and now that it was here, I almost
couldn't care less. Nothing inside was saying "yes."

Have you had a similar experience? Have you had the
experience of focusing all of your energy on creating
something only to later decide it wasn't really what you
wanted in the first place? Our minds, coupled with the
power of the universe, can create anything we can imagine.
We live in an abundant universe that every moment is asking
us one and only one question: "What do you want?We can have
everything we can imagine. But first, we have to know what
to ask for.

What we are all looking for is what I call Permanent
Prosperity. Permanent Prosperity comes when we take the
tools we have been learning to use for manifestation and
hook them to a big idea. It is prosperity that isn't based
on material possessions, but on gifts of the soul. With
this kind of prosperity, we have no lack of any kind in our
lives because our lives become about so much more that the
things - jobs, houses, cars, and money - that we have been
spending so much energy focusing on.

I have come to understand that there are three keys to
living a life of Permanent Prosperity. When we start with
these keys, we have something upon which to build
everything else around. Without these keys, we end up just
where I was on that day my boss made me that wonderful
offer.

Key Number 1 - We need to have a vision. What is vision?
Vision is the greatest dream we can dream for the world.
In a sense, we are all like the three blind men touching
the elephant. One touches the trunk and says the elephant is
like a giant hose. Another touches the elephant's side
and says that the elephant is like a giant wall. The third
grabs the elephant's tail and says that the elephant is
like a rope. All of them are right and all of them are wrong
because none of them tell the complete story.

Whenever we talk about vision, we are attempting to describe something
enormous, but are doing so from our own personal and therefore limited perspective.

Even so, it is still important to have a vision because it give us the
larger framework on which to hang the rest of our lives. When we seek vision, we are attempting to answer the question: "What kind of world do I want to live in?" Dream a little, and see where your vision takes you.

Key Number 2 - We need to know our purpose. We all come
into the world with a purpose, a particular gift that is
ours to give. The lucky ones among us find out what our
purpose is early enough in life that we then create work
that matches it. For most of us, we end up doing work that
we chose by accident or happenstance. But don't be
confused; purpose and work are not synonymous. Purpose is
much bigger than the kind of work we do. It's how we show
up in the world. It's the song that we were born to sing,
the gift we were born to give, and the piece of our vision
that were are meant to embody. Ask, "Why am I here?" and
see what answers begin to come.

Key Number 3 - We need to know who or what we are to serve.
The fuel for the fire of vision and purpose is service.
We need to know where and how we are to serve in the world;
and we need to know who or what we are to serve. A life of
service doesn't necessarily mean joining the Peace Corps or
giving away all of your possessions to the poor. What it
does mean is that we deliver our purpose into the world in
the service of our vision and in support of something that
is bigger than our own personal selves. Service, in this
context, means that we see our lives as being part of a
bigger plan, a plan that is constantly unfolding and
infused with love. Ask: "Who are my people?" and then
watch to see who shows up.

We create our own realities with the thoughts we hold.
This will happen whether we consciously participate in the
process or not. By creating our lives around vision,
purpose, and service, we can assure ourselves of unlimited
abundance and Permanent Prosperity.

About the Author:

Tom Anderson is a vision quest guide and explorer of the
soul whose mission is to awaken and inspire a sense of
purpose in those who would lead an evolving world. His
book, Live a Mythic Life - a hero's journey to vision,
purpose, and service will be coming out this summer. In
the meantime, download his free e-book titled "Three Steps
to Living a Mythic Life," by going here =>
http://www.liveamythiclife.com/signup

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Your Words Are The First Step In Deliberate Creation

The Law of Attraction is a theory commonly associated with New
Thought and New Age philosophy. The Law of Attraction is not a
new concept. Even Buddha said that `All that we are is the
result of what we have thought.' Again in the New Testament of
the Bible, Jesus has said `It is done to you as you believe…'
This law hypothesizes that one should by no means dwell on the
negative, as the metaphysical principle of life is embodied in
the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction says that all the images of the mind and
the feelings are connected to thoughts which later manifest as
reality. In other words, everything in our life has been
attracted to us through our mind. The Law of Attraction is also
known as the Law of Magnetism, the Power of Thought and Success
Consciousness.

What you say determines what you will think. What you think
will determine what you feel. What you feel will determine what
you manifest. Your words therefore are extremely important that
you get them right.

You've probably heard it time and time again that it is your
thoughts that are doing all of attraction. But in fact it isn't
your thoughts at all. The universe doesn't hear your thoughts
nor does it see the pictures in your mind. It simply responds to
the vibration that emanates from your emotions.

The Law of Attraction is true for everyone. This Law is
universal because it does not care who you are or what religious
belief you subscribe to. It is as true and universal as the Law
of Gravity.

Your words are directly influencing your thoughts so it would make
sense that if your words are the first link in the chain then they are
equally important as your thoughts and emotions. Reality exists in
varying states of vibration. Our physical realm vibrates on a lower
frequency than our mental realm, which vibrates much faster. Our
thoughts are part of this realm, with a much higher frequency of
vibration than physical reality. Our bodies are part of the denser,
slower-vibrating physical plane. Yet, as a being that is connected to
source energy we are able to create our desires in the higher
frequency and bring it into manifestation in the physical.

When you speak you are not just expressing yourself in a verbal
manner, but you are shaping your world around you. Pay attention
to the conversation of people with money, often you will find
them speaking about the subject of money. Whether they are
conscious of this or not, the act alone is just one of the steps
that help to produce their manifestations.

Remember to pay close attention to your words as they will
ultimately determine your overall emotions. Whether you speak
your words in your mind or out loud, you will always hear every
utterance. So make sure what you say is what you want.

The Law of Attraction says that if a person focuses on positive
things, they will attract good things into their life. If they
focus on negative things then they are likely to perpetuate
difficulty. This is the root of the Law.

To believe that everything works for our highest good, we need
to trust in the Universal Law of Attraction which works through
us and uses our experiences to expand our consciousness. Let us
therefore use the Law of Attraction to make the world a more
joyful and loving place to live.

About The Author, Gary Evans: Manifesting Reality Isn't Hard Work After
All. Get your free report on manifesting miracles right now by
visiting: http://www.ManifestMiracle.com/free/

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06/01/09

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Asset and Portfolio Management : " How To Say Goodbye To Emotional Investing

Portfolio management is an important part of your life.
Maybe more important than you realize. You have an overall
portfolio that is made up of everything you own. Within
that portfolio is your investment assets that you need to
manage in order to reach your financial goals and have a
healthy and wealthy egg-nest to enjoy in your golden
retirement years.

In order to profit from portfolio management, it is
important to start by designing an investment policy
statement and keep to it during the course of investing. An
investment policy is your guideline… it's a rule of thumb
meant to help you or your portfolio manager make the best
decisions for you. Sometimes (actually, often!) our
emotions cloud our judgment when it comes to investing.

A fairly significant time when emotion clouds our judgment
is when our portfolio value is falling. Our knee-jerk
reaction is to sell it all and put the money in a hole in
the backyard. That happens far too often and was one of the
major causes of the Great Depression in 1939 and the
bursting of the tech bubble in 2000/2001. Investors are so
easily swayed by emotion and what's called "the herd
mentality."

An investment policy is designed to help you avoid
emotional investing or getting caught up in the herd
mentality. It's a statement – as detailed or as vague as
you want – that outlines what your goals are with your
portfolio, what your preferred asset mix is, and the
timeline you have to get there.

Here is a sample investment policy statement. Due to space
limitations, it is not heavily detailed.

Investment Policy Statement for John Doe

March 14, 2006

Purpose: the purpose of this statement is to provide me
with a framework in which to manage my investment portfolio.

1. Account: My account is held at XYZ Discount Brokers.
Their number is (800)555-1234. My account number is
123-456-789-123.

2. Investment objectives: My primary goal is growth and the
mix I have selected is as follows: a.Growth: 55% b.Income:
25% c.Safety: 20%

3. Assets: My account is a standard account to hold
equities, bonds, mutual funds, etc.

4. Current: I am investing a lump sum of $5000 into an
equities and mutual fund mix that correlates to the above
asset allocation. Each month I will deposit $200 into my
account, divided into each of the asset allocations.

5. Goals: I want to have $100,000 within 25 years to enable
me to buy a boat and sail around the world.

On this note, I hope that everybody who desires to generate
massive profit from portfolio management, to take out a
piece of paper and build your investment policy now. And
remember to live with it, and I am sure you will find
yourself much more rational in your investment decisions !

About the Author:

Stanley Chua is an investment optimizer and has been
providing value-adding advisory in international business
innovations, financial planning and portfolio management
for the past 10 years.
Looking to find out more how you can massively profit from
managing your personal portfolio ? You can instantly
receive a Free "Portfolio Management and Asset Assessment"
E-Course, at => http://www.portfoliomanagementguide.com

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The Law (and Power) of BELIEF

"Our minds can shape the way a thing will be, because we act according to our expectations ...and that's why it shapes our reality."

INTRODUCTION:

Just sharing a few thoughts on the power of ones beliefs, as I research, study and write about the human mind, spiritual principles and the Laws of Life. I believe, If we can understand these "facts of life", anyone WILL overcome negative and consequently disabling emotions, so you can achieve your full potential in life. So this is my reason for sharing (as well as "formalising, clarifying, imprinting and manifesting" (enough there for now, craig!) these principles and thoughts - 'wise' in my "top two inches", as I do it).

Now after that long "intro", I'll share the concepts mentioned with you (whew, at long last!)...

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The LAW (POWER) of BELIEF and the Subconscious Mind:

Now for a few personal thoughts on "spiritual matters" (note this is NOT religion, as I sincerely believe dogmatic and fanatical religion divides humanity and is the cause of so much conflict). Jesus Christ understood perfectly human nature (the human condition) and the above-mentioned principles of the mind - even 2000 years ago! The teachings of Christ, though original in concept and spirit, were psychologically correct and violate no psychological laws. These psychological and spiritual principles are in perfect alignment. Jesus possessed a wealth of wisdom in dealing with people's day-to-day, as well as their spiritual problems. He knew the deepest recesses of the human heart: "He knew what was in man." So was the very best psychiatrist! Here are some of His teachings...

The treasure-house is WITHIN you. It is done to you as you believe.

"Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find." - Matthew 7:7

All things are possible to him who believes." - Mark 9:23

"Knock and it shall be opened unto you. According to your faith is it done unto you." - Matthew 9:29

"Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you HAVE received it and it will be yours." - Mark 11:24

and/or another slightly different version ("Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them... and you WILL have them." - Mark 11:24)
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THE TREMENDOUS POWER OF BELIEF

What we believe to be true will often become true.

The power of our beliefs will dramatically affect our future. As automaker Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can not, you're probably right."
If you really believe you will succeed or fail in an endeavour, you are probably right. If you believe strongly enough that something good or bad will happen to you, it likely will.

The sheer power of Mahatma Gandhi's belief gave him the capacity to do something, that initially seemed impossible? "If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I did not have the ability in the beginning."
- Mahatma Gandhi

And YOU can apply this principle to do amazing things and bring about what you really want in life.in your own life!

To conclude...

# BELIEVE in the tremendous power of BELIEF (ie. certainty): in the form of your thoughts and imagination. Use these incredible mental tools to your advantage through your amazing human mind (and especially the hidden mysteries of the subconscious mind. Great belief has great power and is probably the single most important factor in achieving our personal goals and even dreams. Move ahead with Possibility Thinking in your life. Sow positive energy and you'll reap positive results. If you think your life will be exciting and fulfilling, you WILL make it a reality.

Just BELIEVE it and act as though I already am ... and I will BE all that I can BECOME.

Craig Lock ("Information + Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"Believe and you will achieve."

"With faith all things are possible."

"As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he."
- Proverbs

"When I let go of who (and what) I think I am, then I become all that I am capable of being."
- craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

P.S: I love these uplifting words from Larry Chenges, so I'll share to end off this piece of writing...

"I wish you well on a rainy day I wish you rainbows to brighten your day To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth to remind you that happiness can happen when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile to show you the simple beauty of life and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows I wish you well." - Larry S. Chenges (thanks, Larry)

About the author:
Craig believes in the infinite potential of people to achieve their wildest dreams...with persistence and faith. He loves sharing information and insights to make a difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life's magical journey ... and that brings him the greatest joy. http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html http://www.craiglockbooks.com

The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write" are available at http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.webng.com/writernz/books.html and www.myspace/writercraig

"The world's smallest and most exclusive bookstore"

I wish you well too in following your dreams and being all you were created to be.
craig

Change YOUR world and you help change THE world. Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's encourage, empower and impact the world."

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"A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you're in a room as big as the world."

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