2017 - How to Create the Life you Really Want

It's December 31, 2017 and there I was contemplating making New Year's Resolution. I really wasn't feeling it. Hadn't I done this countless years before and here I was repeating a pattern?

You see a few weeks ago, I attended a Meditation  Retreat. As usual it had the right title and the content was really good. We pondered how to Awaken the Divine Within - then we got to discussing PURPOSE. That is one word that can create such immediate and deep responses, as well as change the energy in the room. We all had our views and there was surely plenty of them. Of course, I am not going to cover all the ideas here, you can go and see Will Smith's film #Collateral Beauty -  to see why this is a difficult subject to touch. You can't please Hollywood when it comes to matters spiritual. 

So here I am contemplating my New Years Resolution when someone sent me this:-

And after having a good laugh, it resonated. Isn't that what we do year after year. Most of us make the list and somehow we find ourselves back in the same place year after year. Making sometimes a shift here or there but never totally getting the full list checked off.

So I decided they year of 2018 being the year of ONE (1) I am making a big shift.

1. So number 1

I am not going to make any more New Years' Resolutions. I am just going to make small achievable things look possible. No long list, just deciding to creating the life I want one tiny step at a time.

2. Don't write your life plan in permanent ink

Our lives are not permanent. It changes all the time. Be open and receptive to change. If something is not working change it. If the list is too long and burdensome make it tight and succinct. If you are over maxed on your credit card, don't go buying that next internet plan that's going to make you a Million Dollars in 12 months. Because if it did that person wouldn't be selling it to you. They would give you real achievable tips. Instead make common sense plans on how to reduce your debt and your stress levels. It might be a business on line but don't convince yourself that this last $1000 'thingy' is going to do it. If you don't have a responsive list to market to, or a product that is appealing to a large number, there is no 'cha-ching' waiting for you . Find a way to build your list that's not going to break your account.

3. Watch Your Energy You are the Energy you create

You ever heard of 'change your thoughts change your life'. Well its true. If you focus on Fear, fear will find you. If you focus on being more positive and grateful, you actually will find more things to be grateful for.  If you see only the obstacles when you begin something then more obstacles will find its way to you. We live in a universe of mind energy. Read or watch something by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) to get a better understanding of the planet you inhabit and the thoughts you have. Here is one of his quotes:

We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.

4. Be Brave, Love your self more

If you don't who will. So I love me and that is not vanity. It just is. I can't sit around and wait for validation from someone else. I even do the self-hug on a daily basis. Try doing it in the mirror and looking into your own eyes and saying "I love you (name)". If you haven't tried it. Go ahead and let me know it feels.

5. Keep my blogs short.

Yep, I will try to do more short blogs as I build my list. I encourage you to do the same. I have found lots of FREE tools to share so I will share them with you.  Lesson 101, if you want to do business on line you must have a list and a product to market. Take your time and build trust around your wonderful clients/customers and you are on your way.

Click here for some of my best on line tools.

I know you can make this your year of ONE!

Si se puede!

Talk Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in the "feeling stuck" zone?

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Yep, that would be me, confusing my ends recently!

You see in my opinion, life is like this, you are either currently (a) in a problem (b) working your way out of a problem (c) have no problem and (d) waiting to go into another problem. PERIOD.  I don’t care where you are, what you do, that is the “circle of life”. I don’t care how happy and philosophical you are (and I am, trust me) this I have concluded is LIFE.

When we enter the “I am in a problem” cycle we get stuck and like Theodore Roosevelt said above, we confuse our ends. When we get a problem, we can do one of two things, just stay in that rip tide cycle and struggle thinking life has hit you at your lowest or you can take action to move yourself out of this cycle. The more you bury yourself in the problem (and when you are in it, you never describe it thus) the more you stay stuck in it. You have a mind, use it. Believe it or not, we have choices, yes we do.

When you take baby steps with a positive attitude you slowly begin to move out of the cycle. I don’t care how educated you are, or how smart you are, if you don’t begin to take a teeny tiny step out of the cycle, you will be buried by it. Napoleon Hill (Think & Grow Rich) wrote:

          “Knowledge will not attract money unless it is organized and intelligently directed through practical plans of action to the definite end of accumulation of money”.

He basically says, it doesn’t matter what you know. If you do nothing with what you know, you will get nowhere. For example, if acquiring more money is one of your goals and you gain knowledge but then do nothing with it, you will remain where you are. Why are all our college professors or teachers not rich or widely successful? It’s easy, though they have the accumulated knowledge to instruct, they do not know how to organize that knowledge to bring them wealth. On the other hand, the acquisition of wealth might not be their goal. The ability to instruct others is therefore their success.

Knowledge therefore, is only potential power until it is organized into definite plan of action.

What is my plan of action? 

In my case, I am agreeing to write more, blog more, send out some of the knowledge I have acquired and get more sales. With that plan of action, I aim to move out of my current zone of feeling like “I am in a problem”. 

What are some of the ways you can do this?

If you go here: http://wealthcreationvi.rurl.me/t/sitonyourproblems and check out my free workshops, you might find one in your area. These workshops are not only FREE to attend, they are fun and short -2 hour - sessions that describe an amazing opportunity for you to experience a lap-top lifestyle.

Go along, listen, and learn to ask questions. You might find something there to urge you into action. I once met W. Roger Salam in Fiji at a conference/workshop and he said, “You have to learn to ask the right question because until you do, the answer doesn’t matter anyway”. He probably paraphrased someone else, but to me that really doesn’t matter because it resonates. Learning to ask the ‘right’ question is a skill we must all learn.

So, if you read this and have questions, ask me.  I want to create a collaborative relationship with you. Don’t just read this, send me your ideas. Why are you stuck, let’s see if I can help to move you out of your “I’m feeling stuck zone”.

You can contact me here: wealthcreationvi@gmail.com or cwilson@wealthcreationvi.com

 

 

5 Things I wish I knew before doing an online business.

I have been procrastinating today. It's what happens when I feel a bit overwhelmed. So I

created this piece originally as a mailing to my email subscribers but  decided to share

it as blog.

You see, I originally set up my day with a very small list of things to do but found myself

putting out technical fires. When you are not tech savvy it can be daunting.  

In my head the internet is really for the 20 somethings but I feel really accomplished

that I have embraced this vehicle, learned so much, turned so many corners, created an

income stream and I am still in love with the “laptop lifestyle”.

If truth be known, I love it a lot.

But, today was one of “those days” and I needed a “pick me upper”.

I did one task after another and suddenly my day was gone and I was not

even 50% through my "short" list.

I was beginning to feel deflated and uninspired when I read my colleague and business partner - Matt Lloyd's Inspiring note.

It was so well written, it helped to re - invigorate me so I decided to  share it here. 

Matt Lloyd* writes:-

"I was thinking about what lesson I could share with my email subscribers today,

reflecting on what I've learned these past few years about making money online, when I

was struck by a realization; I've been doing this for 8 years.

How time flies...

So today, I'm going to go a little bit deeper than usual, and share some advice I wish

someone had taught me when starting out.

If you want to do well in this business, here's what you're going to need:

1. Discipline

Discipline is doing the essential things every day in your business, even when you don’t

feel like doing them.

This is how I try to approach my business every day. It’s these little things you do on a

daily basis that add up over time. Perhaps you currently have a job and you work full

time.

You get home late at night, and you're tired. 

Do you decide to veg out in front of the TV and watch your favorite show, telling yourself

you deserve to rest after the long day? Or, do you sit down in front of your computer and

place that extra ad, knowing it could lead to your next big sale and help you quit that job

once and for all to pursue your dreams?  In that moment, it might seem like an

inconsequential decision to remain  in front of the TV.

 “What’s the big deal?” you might ask yourself, “it’s only one night off.”

Yet those nights off soon add up, and turn into months, and then years.

Every time you make the right decision and take the necessary actions to  build your

business (even when you don’t feel like doing them), you give  yourself power. Where

you are one year from today, will be the sum total of all those minor decisions you make

every day here on out.

Make sure you’re making the right ones.

 

2. Don't Listen To The Critics.

No one ever became successful without having critics along the way. The only way to

guarantee you’ll never have critics, is to accomplish nothing (like many people in life

seem happy to do).

You should expect to have people be skeptical of, scoff at, be negative at, laugh at, and

even ridicule what you’re now doing.  Pay them no attention.

Think about how many critics the president of the United States of America has

(including both candidates now running for office now).

Or how many critics there are of Apple computers, who still insist PCs are  better. You

should see some of the critics I have online (you probably already have!).

There are people out there who love to observe from the sidelines of life and criticize

the players in life instead of getting in the game themselves.  It’s easier for them that

way. No one ever remembers these people, and they never accomplish anything

significant.

What you’re doing right now is taking a stand for your own financial future, and trying

something that most never will. You’ll have people around you say that that internet

marketing doesn’t work, it's a scam, that ‘if it’s so easy, then everyone would be doing it,’

etc.

 

When I first started my online business I had people laugh at what I was doing, or tell

me I was  being scammed. I assure you, they are no longer laughing.

Instead of focusing on the critics, ignore them and surround yourself with   other people

who are on the same path as you.

If you don’t know any other entrepreneurs, then get to seminars and meet them.

Spend more time discussing your business with these people than you do discussing it

with people who are not on board with what you’re doing.

 

3. Get Out Of ‘Learning’ Mode And Into ‘Implementation’ Mode.

Being the founder of an education company, I obviously am a huge advocate of

learning.

I believe self-education determines what kind of life a person leads more than anything

else. 

However, I don’t believe knowledge by itself has any value.

I only believe applied knowledge has value.

It makes no sense to fill your head with more and more theory if you’re not also taking

action along the way.  The best advice I can give you here, is that for every 1 hour you

spend learning something, go spend 3 hours actually doing. Soon, you’ll start learning a

lot about generating traffic. Make sure that along the way you are implementing the

strategies you are being taught.

This way the knowledge you gain will sink in at a much deeper level through real life

experience, rather than the ‘surface level’ learning you get (and soon forget) when you’re

accumulating more theory. 

 

4. Have Faith That Things Will Work Out:

I remember when I started out, and I began to get very impatient with the  process.

Especially when people who were newer to the business would get started, who knew

much less than I did, yet were still making sales. To be honest, that was infuriating. I

wondered why it was taking  me so much longer And yes, there were times when I  

started to doubt myself and whether I’d ever be successful in this business.

There were times when I’d lay in bed at night, staring up at the ceiling unable to sleep,

thinking about all the money I’d spent and being frustrated at my lack of results.

But no matter what, I always returned to a position of having faith that things would

work out.

As long as I didn’t stop taking action, sooner or later I’d figure out what worked (my emphasis)

Even if I had to try 100 things that didn’t work to find the one thing that did, I knew the only way I’d ever fail was through giving up.

When my first $1,000 commission came in late 2009, it may as well have been

$100,000. It felt so good to know that not only did I have a result, but, I’d found a series

of action steps which had led to that sale which I could repeat.

 

5. Be a producer of content in promoting your business, rather than a

consumer of content from others promoting their business.

When you’re first starting out in this industry, it’s easy to get caught up in what everyone

else is doing. It’s easy to attend webinar after webinar, watch video after video, read

blog post after blog post, and be constantly consuming everyone else’s  marketing.

The problem with this is you become overwhelmed with information very quickly, and

also begin to feel depressed about how little you’re doing (and how much you seemingly

have to do to be like everyone else).

To avoid taking action (which again, seems like so much work) you procrastinate

through continuing to look at everyone else’s marketing. More time passes, and you

begin to feel worse.

Before you know it, 3 months have passed you by and you still haven’t made sales.

Don’t let this happen to you. Each day you must focus first on producing your own

marketing, before you give your attention to anyone else's.

Spend the first hour of your day placing ads and / or creating content that  promotes

you and your business.

 

A final word of advice:

The opportunity you have in front of you right now is unprecedented. It’s entirely

possible for you  one year from now, to have a completely different life.

A life with no debt, and where money is no longer a worry. A life where you get to

choose how much you want to work each day. A life where traveling to exotic places is

something you experience every few months.

But (and it’s a big but), it’s going to require you learn some new skills, and more

importantly, that you consistently and persistently implement them. It will take time

(probably more than you think) and money (again, probably more than think).

The truth is, if I’d have known what was required in the very beginning of  starting my

first online business, it would have been a lot less appealing. I  would have had second

thoughts about it.

All top earners in this industry (and top entrepreneurs in general) will tell you something

similar.

But they’ll also tell you that in hindsight, starting their business was the best decision

they ever made.

Make the decision that no matter what, you’re going to make something of  yourself as

an internet marketer. There’s only one person on this planet who will hold you back from

achieving all of this.

And that’s YOU.

Have faith that you can do this, take massive action, and begin immediately. 

If you're looking for a proven system for generating commissions online,

try this one: http://www.colleenawilson.com

Real people are getting real results".

Here I am hanging out with Matt in Fiji this year.

*Reprinted with kind permission - Matt Lloyd (Founder of MOBE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limitless - A book review "Escape the rat race and make money online in the new economy"

This is the first book written by CEO and founder of MOBE,* Matt Lloyd and he holds no punches.

This book introduces us to the 'HTAM' method. What exactly is the HTAM method? Well, if you are like more than 50% of the workforce in traditional jobs you may have never encountered the HTAM method. Effectively, this new acronym stands for High Ticket Affiliate Marketing method. This is not new, but perhaps new to those who don’t have an online marketing career.

If you come across this book it’s usually because of one or two primary reasons, which is (a) you are an online marketer or (b) you are on line searching for ways to end your relationship with your miserable job/career, or indeed that relationship has already ended and you need to make more money. You hear of people making tons of money on line but you have no clue. You want in, but you don’t know where to go. Either way you have some level of pain that you think this book might solve.

What this book does, is to open up the door to the “possibility” of making you a successful online entrepreneur. A purveyor of expensive on line programs that will make you shamelessly rich. Well that is not entirely true, although Lloyd outlines the steps to making your on line business successful, don’t be fooled. He is an extremely focused guy, a shameless marketer and a ‘take no prisoners” kind of guy on his way to the top of his future billion dollar empire. This is a guy who built a staircase through his apartment ceiling to stop wasting precious time going up & down his elevator to his office. He is tough and he is focused.

Throughout the book he introduces us to his mentor Warren Buffet to give us an idea of his ideal and laser focus. To be clear, he is not a time waster. He doesn’t watch TV, he doesn’t really socialize and he is laser targeted. He knows his numbers better than anything else. 

What this book does, is to show you what steps to take if you want the possibility of having on line success. His objective is pure and simple, to save you time, money and energy by giving you the road map to the maze before you set out. He has a clear ulterior motive, and it’s to take his empire to the next level. This book is his calling card, it’s filled throughout with links back to MOBE. Those links can also be individualized to its affiliate to help drive traffic back to them.

Limitless is not a book for those not willing to take action. It’s not a book for those that want to complain. Lloyd provides the reader with clear definition of what an Affiliate Marketer does. An Affiliate Marketer “gets paid a commission for connecting a company with a new customer”. His definition of Affiliate Marketing helps to remove the stigma that this is a scam or that all on line marketers are only out to cheat and rob you with no real products.

Sometimes his use of certain adjectives like “shake you down” in explaining how to get customers to buy repeatedly could be misinterpreted to show that he is a ruthless guy out to “shake you down”. He is clear though that he is promoting something he believes in, and has invested both his time and energy into creating something others can follow.

There is much more that one could say about this book but it really defeats the objective of Lloyd’s hard work to rewrite his strategies here. He needs the reader to go through this book meticulously, follow it and test the legitimacy of what he is telling us. In fact, he throws down the gauntlet in Chapter 6, he lays out his 90 day plan and encourages the reader to get back to him on the 91st day. He wants others to follow him on this path if they have the stomach for real financial success.

From humble beginnings to $100 Million in less than five years, he is testament that the on line HTAM model works. He is not the first to do this, but this book provides a framework to take you to any level of success that you want.

Quite simply, if you have the appetite to build a successful on line career, Lloyd challenges you to, “take action right now, and get started as an affiliate with MOBE. You have nothing to lose, and your financial freedom to gain”.

 *MOBE = My Online Business Education.

 Colleen Wilson is a Platinum Member of MOBE.

http://wealthcreationvi.rurl.me/t/limitless

10 TIPS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES

I am an affiliate partner in MOBE  and our Platinum Mastermind is about to take place on the beautiful tropical paradise of Fiji Islands in the Pacific. It comes at a time when we are hearing a lot about the Zeke (mosquito) virus and as an islander I wanted to share some information on prevention and to hopefully erase some of the fears/concerns some of us might be having at this time prior to travel. 

To most of us, the Zeke virus is new but prior to 2015, the CDC  reported that the Zeke virus also occurred in Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands so this is not new. Don’t be alarmed just be cautious.

No – one likes getting bit by mosquitoes, so it’s best to read this article and do some additional research for yourself especially if you are pregnant/considering getting pregnant or travelling with a young child.

While writing this article - its not lost on me - the coincidence that a cyclone just went through the Fijian islands this past weekend leaving even more exposure and breeding grounds for mosquitoes. No-one wants to go on vacation to paradise and stay indoors. However, it’s best not to allow our fears to take over. You will need to be prepared in advance of your trip. So here are some tips, for handling the situation while you are there or in fact, in any destination the CDC are reporting that the Zeke virus is present.

1.    Apply a good mosquito repellent. "To Deet or not to Deet"? That is the question. My preference is use something organic and harmless to the skin. Most articles will tout the use of up to 30% Deet but Deet like most insect repellents out there are loaded with toxic chemicals. These chemicals are harmful to the skin and must be washed off [your skin] when you return indoors. These chemicals are also harmful to the natural habitat in the oceans such as coral reefs. These repellents and some sunscreens contain a harmful substance that depletes the coral reefs. So please look for safe alternatives. If you are going to use Deet take care not to spray it in confined or enclosed areas. Do not breathe in the spray. You can find many safe alternatives at your local pharmacy or at amazon.com or wholefoods.com.You can try neem-based Outdoor Botanical Gel. It's made from an organic blend of neem leaf extract, aloe vera base (to soothe bites you already have), neem oil, citronella oil and geraniol. These are good for your skin--and, unlike DEET, its safe for the whole family--even infants and children. Its available here. (Please note that if you are using these natural ingredients you will probably need to keep re-applying it throughout the day or if you go swimming you must re-apply afterwards just like you do your sunscreen.

 2.    This one is weird but true. I have used Avon Skin so Soft (www.avon.com) original bath oil spray successfully for years. I have no idea why that works. Try it and let me know. It might just be me! 

3.    Wear long sleeve light colored shirts and pants when outdoors. 

4.    Sleep under a mosquito net. This is especially important for babies and younger children. I found some really cool nets at the camping store that I could easily pack in my bags and did not need a lot of work to set up. 

5.    Keep the air conditioner on in your hotel room. Mosquitoes hate the cold. Instead tuck yourself up warm and snugly at night then lower the temperature. Don’t turn off the air in your room during the day in case it gets too humid. Mosquitoes can enter your room at any time and stay hidden until its feeding time, ouch! 

6.    When you are out and about stay away from areas that has collected pools of water they can potentially hold breeding mosquitoes. So if you are going zip lining in the mountainous areas expect to see more mosquitoes up there.

 7.    Stay away from sweet body lotions, perfumes. Why, they can smell you from miles away. Trust me on that one. 

8.    Pack a battery operated mosquito swatter. How does it work? It works like an electrical shock. When you hear or see a mosquito, you wave the swatter in the air and press a button and it zaps the mosquito - dead. It’s harmless to humans and infants. Costs less than $15. But remember under FDA rules please remember to take the batteries out when you pack it in your luggage. 

9.    Use Calamine lotion. If you get bitten, don’t go crazy itching the area. Add lots of Calamine lotion to the affected area and wait for it to take effect. This requires great patience to follow through on the “no scratch’ zone.

 10. Finally, there is nothing you can do if you have “sweet blood”. What exactly does that mean, well in the islands you will find that mosquitoes bite some folks and never bite others? We say “you have sweet blood’. Is there any scientific evidence for this? No, just custom and practice. Mosquitoes like some people and can launch an attack on them and completely ignore others. So my tip is until you know which category you fall into, cover up well. Drink lots of water and eat healthily.

Above all, be safe and have fun.



Top 5 Benefits to Promoting Affiliate Products

When I started to work on line, I didn't really know much about Affiliate marketing. In truth, I had never heard of Affiliate marketing. I had done some multi level marketing, and I still do for the products I continue to love. My only reservation was I didn't like to have in-home parties or lugging stuff along to meetings. Even though I enjoyed the products, I never got used to doing those in home parties. I sucked at it.

So when I heard about this new business model (new to me because I was not previously exposed) I was curious. I wanted to know more. The more I learned the more I liked it.  I realized most of my friends and colleagues had the same questions I did.  They would ask me what is it that you do again? Is it a MLM? Is it a scam? Is it real? How do you earn from it? 

Well here is my attempt to explain and distinguish it for anyone curious or on the fence.

One of the fastest and easiest ways to get an online business up and running so you can earn recurrent income hands-free is by promoting affiliate products.

What are affiliate products? 

These are products that other people own and that you simply promote. These can be actual, physical products — such as bicycles, cars, homes and so on. Or they can be digital Information Products — such as an eBook or a video course.

When you promote affiliate products, every time you make a sale you get a commission on that sale. In other words, when you lead a customer to the product owner’s website and that customer spends money to buy that product, you get some of that money.

Automatic Sales Commissions

How much of a sales commission do you get? It all depends on the product and the terms of the affiliate agreement, but it can be anywhere from 3 to 5 percent to up to 75 percent of the sale price or even more.

Regardless of the sales commission, the more customers you lead to the seller, the more money you are going to make. So there really is no limit to the amount of money you can make with affiliate marketing.

A Recurrent Profit Structure

This is a little bit like Multi-Level Marketing — or MLM — which is something some of you may already be familiar with. That’s when you sell other people’s products but you have to buy them yourself first. Examples include Amway, Mary Kay Cosmetics and tons of other business opportunities.

The difference between Affiliate marketing and MLM is that with affiliate marketing you don’t have to buy any products yourself. All you need to do is to lead customers to where they can buy the products themselves and you get paid.

As the affiliate marketer, you are sort of like a middle man. Another way to think about it is that you are part of the seller’s sales team or sales force who is promoting their product in exchange for a commission.

No Upfront Costs or Inventory Required

One of the biggest benefits of affiliate marketing is that there aren’t any upfront costs. There are no products to buy and warehouse and no inventory that you are responsible for.

You don’t have to collect any money from customers or handle any actual products. You don’t have to provide customer support. You don’t need to have your own team of employees. Really, you don’t need anything except your own abilities and an internet connection and you can make a boat load of money with affiliate marketing.

Whenever Somebody Buys, You Get Paid

Literally all you have to do is to lead customers to where they can buy the products you are promoting and you can earn up to 75 or 80 percent of the sales price in many cases. That makes affiliate marketing an excellent, highly profitable business model.

So how much money can you expect to make with affiliate marketing? Well, the many web-based entrepreneurs who have affiliate marketing platforms in place right now are making six figures a year or more.

Super Affiliates

There are even a lot of super affiliates. These are people who have quit their full-time jobs and focus exclusively on affiliate marketing — and who are making more than a million per year with it.

It’s a great business model because of the opportunities created by the Internet. Remember that there are about 5 billion people on the planet and at least half of them — and closer to three-quarters — have access to the Internet. That means there is practically a bottomless supply of potential customers online at any given time.

Finding innovative new ways to connect with customers and promoting affiliate products that practically sell themselves is one of the fastest and easiest ways to build a recurrent, hands-free revenue stream that can earn you a substantial income over time.

Monitoring the social media marketing landscape is vital to your success. If you’d like to have access to even more powerful marketing tips, as well as a way to generate conversion-ready Internet marketing prospects each month, click here to learn about my done for you system here

http://www.wealthcreationhere.com

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. Did you remember the candy and the flowers? Make sure to take care of those things. They’re kind of important.

And you know what is vitally important? You are. Remembering to love yourself today and every day is crucial. Do not wait for someone else to bring you gifts. Shower yourself in love. You don’t have to go out and buy a gift for yourself if you don’t want to. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to treat yourself with love and respect.

Look in the mirror, look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself that you love you. For some, this may seem difficult or even silly. But do it anyway. Loving yourself is the best way to love the world. Be your own valentine. Love yourself with all of your heart.

             "Be the love you want to see"

            "Be the love you want to see"

It is this love for and of yourself that allows you to have compassion for others. Love is the healing balm of life. And when you use love to look at and then heal the wounds within your lives, you truly do become the healing presence of the Divine

What does it look like to love your neighbor as yourself? Only you can answer that for yourself. I do know this, though: If we — no — when we love ourselves unconditionally and in turn love our neighbors as ourselves, we will see shifts happening everywhere.

Be the love you want to see. 

[©Eugene Holden, Science of Mind]

Habit - I am your best friend.

Discipline...

Habit...

You hear these words over and over again, especially as you travel on the road of self - employment. Depending on the vocation you choose, self discipline and habits are something we have to learn how to control. 

In choosing to become an Interpreneur (internet entrepreneur) - maybe I should go and trademark that word as I feel I just made it up - it can be a very lonely world. You spend a lot of time behind a computer. Your friends and colleagues are behind their computer in their little world pounding at keyboards and learning strategies and tips on how to develop a successful on line business.

'It’s critical to have patience when starting out because everyone wants to be an overnight success, but it doesn’t happen. Slow and steady – persistence is key'.

Developing good habits is really the key. So when  I went to church and was handed this poem I knew I had to share it with you. So, not to take credit for such a well penned piece I am republishing it in full. It is on point.

We get to choose the habits we develop, good or bad. Once it becomes a habit it is easy to become your friend. 

So

when you choose, choose wisely.




'Tis the Season -

It's that time of year. 

Once again we are at the pinnacle of the year,  Everything we have done in the past 12 months will be measured, analyzed, judge and assessed as to our productivity or success.

Some of us will feel as if we have accomplished much but more often than not, all of us feel that somewhere in our lives we could have been more productive, more proficient at the tasks we set at the beginning of the year. Armed with this judgment of ourselves, we start once again with INTENTION.. called "treadmill of judgment" to make the next year even more successful than the one we just "failed" at.

My question is, is that a healthy way to live? I don't know.

For many years I used to make New Years' resolutions. Half way through the year - no. let me be honest,  maybe by the end of January - I'd have forgotten half of them. I might somewhere throughout the year, decide to pick up the list or be "damned" with the rest of that list. We get caught up in the demands of daily life and our focus keeps shifting. Sometimes we are faced with things that we had no expectations of, being added to our list.

We shift focus to cope. We live in a fear based, materialistic world and our focus gets jolted by what others are doing more than what we do for ourselves. We then worry when things are not going our way, rather than learn a tool to cause us to shift physically, mentally and spiritually.

As I get older, I feel less needy for annual New Years' resolutions.

Let me tell you what I did.

I decided to make that shift a long time ago. No more New Year lists. The way I did with the scale and weight thing. I made a decision one day, that I was too pre-occupied thinking about my weight, what I weighed on the scale, what I was eating, how much calories this piece of cheesecake had, you know all the usual things that comes with the yo-yo diet. I was tired of going up and down "like trials and tribulations" with my weight.  

When my scales broke, I threw them out and decided to incorporate REGULAR exercise into my life. I didn't care what the scale said, I now cared what my jeans/skirt/shirt etc said. I found the size, I thought I would be most  comfortable at and used that as my measuring stick when I needed to check my  progress. 

Of course, it was not always, easy, but it was not meant to be. It was meant to be a lifestyle. Working out/ exercise was not going to be a task, it was going to be a necessity like breathing. Diet was a no, no. I  wanted great health and a wonderful lifestyle.

In order to do this I had to make several shifts. These were all personal and worked for me. I gave up red meat, then white meat, then soda's but not red wine.  I drank more water, green teas and juiced more. Not obligatory daily juicing but when I felt like it.

Although I gave up white wine. I only drank other alcohol on a beach or at a special event. I was not a big drinker anyway, so that wasn't really an effort. Now red wine is almost obligatory with dinner.. (my choice over juice to have one glass). 

I chose to cook more. When I was working outside the home, I took the time to pack a lunch, snacks and other stuff I knew I would need when I got a craving. Of course, in order to eat like this, you have to shop more. You end up saving more too.

My family are carnivores but I gave them an option, no meat or only white meat. They fell into the white meat  (chicken/turkey etc ) camp with ease. When they were out, they were free to make their own choices. I was conscious that I made a personal choice to give up meat, it was not meant to become a burden on them. 

All of the above really say, is that we must not live seasonally but be faithful to life. Be cognizant that we have a journey and to do the best for you. What works for me might not work for you. Find your center, your balance and work with that. Everything we do is like a muscle. If we stopped using a muscle it atrophies, use it again daily and it responds almost immediately.

Do things that you can work with. You already know what is not working. You see it everyday. But, don't start something and quit after 6 weeks or even 6 months. Take your time and keep going. That is a muscle you are building. 

I began working on line last year, I had no idea how to build a website, how to put pictures and words together (now my Pearls of Wisdom page), I didn't even know how to Skype and share pages.

But you know what?

I am still here, trying. Sometimes I am challenged but I am amazed that I can make money on line. There are so many tools (in fact, too many to overwhelm you) that you have be cautious not to get them all ( I did and then stacked them up in a little folder called "STUFF TO LEARN".. LOL) so word to the wise, go slow.

I want to wish you all the most wonderful and prosperous life. Live well, laugh often, cry too (if necessary, God gave us tears so use them when you need them) but honor the journey. I told my son once, in life "you are either in a problem, getting out of a problem or just getting ready to meet a problem". The difference in each stage is "YOU". How well you handle the "ins" and "out" of life is how well you will manage the journey.

This is what I will be doing to honor the journey this season...


Just Add Water and Watch Them Grow

Have you ever heard of the “Chia Pet?”

Chia Pets use the slogan “just add water and watch them grow”. Your Instantaneous Pet.

This reminds me of the haste we are in to become successful in everything we do. How many of us are in that situation?

We want success over night.

We want Chia Pet success. We want to buy that product or sign up on line for that course and be earning that promised $100K a month next week. Mind you, you haven’t even been in the business 30 days.

Yes, most of us want to be reap the benefits but we don’t want to do the work. Sometimes the work is as simple as “clicking on 10 products per day”. How hard is that? You would not believe how many people join – even the simplest business – and find a reason why they cannot do the work. Most repeated excuse I have heard is “I don’t have the time”.

If you have a vision of where you want to be 10 years from now, then you must do the work to make sure you get there. Work with the coach or the person that brought you in. Don’t gravitate to looking for microwave success because just like the microwaved product the heat will soon die off. If you have joined a reputable program and you see others being successful you already know that it works.

Ask yourself some questions, what can I do differently that I am not already doing to make myself successful? Once you can answer that, then begin by taking baby steps.

Do not give up, keep on going. Stop looking for get rich quick results. Yes, they are out there but more often than not, you will end up disappointed and disillusioned very quickly.

Have you ever watched the Oscars and see the same faces, waiting to win that Oscar.

What do you notice? 

These actors do not stop perfecting their craft, they keep on producing more work, and as they do, they get better as the years go by. They still get to walk the red carpet while waiting for their name to be called. But they keep on working, they keep on trying, they keep on perfecting.

Someone once asked: how old will I be when I achieve my dreams? Well the simplest answer is how old will you be when you don’t.

Go for it.

If the goal is to change the results you are now having to one of success then take baby steps each day on your path to greatness.

Life is so much more fun when you try.

Make “giving up” NOT an option.



Having a Winning Attitude [on Line]

I was listening to an experienced international political strategist discussing winning attitudes that he has observed among successful people.  One of the many things that most impressed him the most, is that winners seem to have equal goals of strategy and objectives.

Objective - They always seem to have an overall plan. This acts like a beacon that guides them.

Strategy – Once they can see the big picture they plan how they are going to get there. Their strategy and the objectives are aligned.

Motivation – They are steadfastly self- motivated. They don’t need anyone to pat them on the back. Failure is almost not an option.

You must also align your goals with your values. Who do you want to be? Why do you want the objective so bad? Or what are the consequences if you don’t achieve it?

In this business, I hear from people all the time, “I have no money, I am stuck, how can I do this? Can you pay for me? Can I pay you back?”

How does this defeating attitude play into your final objective? If you want change, you are going to have to want it bad enough to go out on a limb and try. If you are waiting for someone else to give you a hand up, you are not ready with a winning attitude. Not every program is for you, so keep looking around to find something that works for you; that resonates with your soul. Find something that provides you with a coach, with someone that can help you to realize the dreams that you have set for yourself.

Sometimes when you have an easier option, you are not hungry enough. You will not see the opportunities in the road ahead. You will align with pain as you go through the process and sooner or later you will quit.

What are some solutions?

Break your large goals into smaller and achievable goals. Don’t be a swinger! Don’t jump from program to program and then say they “don’t work”. Don’t be a victim of mass distraction. It dilutes your power.

If you can see other people around you being successful in your program “they work”. As the saying goes “it works if you work it” NOT “it works if you whine and complain”. Remember failures have a louder chorus.

You must also remember there is foresight and blind stupidity. If you can see that the people in the program are not genuine - for example, you can’t speak to them, you have no way to making a connection, get real. Are you going to keep throwing money at it? Remember your gut instinct is never wrong. Action in your solar plexus (energy center above your belly button) will always warn you that something is not quite right. Learn to be still, listen and re-evaluate.

As always, be kind and loving to yourself. You will make mistakes, learn from them. The universe has a way of “knocking you on the head” over and over again until you wake up. Employ perspicacity (yes, it’s a big word, and a stretch for some – go look it up, stretch yourself).  Look it up or read my blog here: www.wealthcreationvi.com  -  “A mothers’ words to her high school graduate”.

Keep smiling and be good to yourself. Stay positive and take action.

I love to inspire, you can read my Thoughts for the Day here. If you want to join me in my program you can do so here:

http://wealthcreationvi.rurl.me/t/5-secrets

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Talk soon.


SHEER LUNACY!

SUPER MOON ECLIPSE

Where were you last night?

Yesterday so many things conspired to happen at the same time that it it gave us a moment of lunacy - a stargazers fantasy.

Yesterday the full moon was the closest to earth as it travelled past our home - planet Earth during its orbit.

Yesterday was simply spectacular because at the same time, we had a Lunar Eclipse. The moon was up to 14 percent larger and more visible to us on Earth. It appeared much closer. Even I could take a picture with a smart phone. My iPhone.

MY LUNAR ECLIPSE


Why is all this spectacular? 

It's like getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to become successful on- line with a tried and tested product.

If you missed the lunar eclipse yesterday, it won't be back for another couple of decades.

Simply...You missed it!

Can you say that about this opportunity to work from home and be your own Boss. You have to take action 

NOW!

Don't wish you had started Yesterday, 

Begin NOW. 

Take a look and commit to being successful by the time another Lunar Eclipse comes our way. 

Love to talk with you.

Until next time.


Colleen.


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