Merry Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

As this year comes to a close and the new year is about to begin I would like to take a moment and wish you all the very best. I hope you truly enjoy time with your loved ones during this Holiday season, I just love this time of year when everyone has the “Christmas Spirit”.
I know this past year has offered many challenges to so many but it is important to remember to express gratitude for all the goodness that we have received throughout 2011.  The more we express gratitude the more we open our lives to receive more abundance in all areas.
Remember “Thoughts Become Things”.

We also want to reflect on the year, and thank the people that have made a great impression
on our lives, please make sure to let them know how much they mean to you.

I would personally like to thank you for your friendship and support in 2011, and wish you much success in 2012!
Please enjoy this special Holiday clip
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Loving Life,

Sheri Sharman

Stella’s Voice

“I am an orphan!  No one cares about me.  I am hungary, I am cold, I am despised.  I am abandoned, I am abused.  I am Stella’s voice.  A voice ia all that is left of Stella, an handicapped orphan.  Homeless, powerless, silenced and used by evil men.  Dead at nineteen, I am Stella’s Voice.  I am the voice of orphans.  I am their prayer for food, for warmth, for love.  I am their cry for protection from sex traffickers.  Will you be Stella’s Voice too?  Together we can make her voice louder.  Together we can make a difference.  Will you be Stella’s Voice?”  http://stellasvoice.org

Several years ago a dear friend, Bill Pike introduced me to the Philip Cameron Ministries and Stella’s Voice.  They rescue Moldova’s teenage girls.  These beautiful young girls are put out of the orphanages at age 16, straight into the clutches of Moldova’s rampant sex-trafficking industries.  Providence Orphanage opened Jan, 2011, the first private Christian orphanage in Moldova.  Teenage children of all ages are being fed, cared for and loved in Jesus’ name.  My Mom and I am so thankful that our friend Bill and his  wife Donna told us about the wonderful things Philip Cameron Ministries and Stella’s Voice are doing to help the orphans of Moldova.  Will you help?   Please go to http://stellasvoice.org and make a contribution, large or small and help keep a child warm at Christmas time.

It is difficult to think about children who are cold and hungary when many of us have so much.  If you have never know what it is to be hungary there is no way we can explain it.  When you  have been cold and no way to get warm there is no way to explain being cold.  We have so much to be thankful for and that our children have warm clothes and food on the table.  We remember baby Jesus at this time and how cold it was in the stable where he was born.

We remember Mary and Joseph so many years ago in the cold stable awaiting the birth of their son.  The temperature in the stable on the cold clear night must  have made Mary afraid for her baby.  No bed for the baby to sleep in and only a manger for a bed.  Only straw to fill the manger and no extra blankets to keep the baby warm.  A cloth to swaddle the baby in.  Only the animals to give comfort to Mary and Joseph.  What did Mary and Joseph eat and what did they drink to stay warm.  Picture that night so long ago with the stars so bright overhead.  Were they afraid when they were told there was no rooms available at the Inn?  How did they find the stable where Jesus was born?  So many thoughts had to be going thru their heads as they rushed to find a place where Mary could give birth.  When the shepherds saw the bright star and came to watch over him what were they thinking?  Did they know he was our savior?  So many thoughts go thru our mind as we picture the scene so very long ago.  Happy Birthday baby Jesus and Merry Christmas to everyone.

 

 

 

2011 Brings Personal Change!

You Cannot Change, Change Itself…

2011 will most certainly bring many changes to many people in different forms. Change usually is good, although some changes in the beginning may not appear that way and we need to let them play out in order to find the positive effects of a particular change and perhaps what we can learn from them.

When we are greeted with a change or opportunity it can take us in many directions. Just a few short weeks ago my son, his wife and my grandson moved to Bali.  With this change I thought my direction was to simplify my life, slow down a bit and allow myself to live part time in Bali. That was a huge decision…it meant rearranging my life as I have been living it for a number of years. I put my house on the market, it didn’t make sense to have such a big house (with all the upkeep) empty while I was out of the country. So up went the “For Sale” sign!

So much harder than that step, was the fact that I would not need my full time assistant, Tracy Jacobsen, who has been with me for almost 13 years. Tracy would have to look for another position…she was great and encouraged me to take this opportunity…to make this change!

What happened next? Another change or opportunity was presented to me. I was offered a position as VP of Marketing for a company called Regeneca. After much thought and prayer I accepted the opportunity and prepared for even more change. I have always loved network marketing and especially the “marketing” part of it.  As many of you know I love people, personal development, promotions, events and yes, parties!!  I am very excited about this new opportunity, the new changes in my life and in the life of others that this company can help create.

So next I had to switch gears fast.  I once heard the phrase, “I can stop on a dime and give you 9 cents change”. Well that is what I felt like I did.  I took my home off the market since I will not be traveling back and forth to Bali as I originally thought. Tracy didn’t have to send out resumes and she is experiencing a great change herself.  She too is working for Regeneca and experiencing new opportunities and change on a daily basis.

Some of my friends have experienced a lot of change in the past 11 days of the New Year. Some of the changes are small, some are grand and some appear to be somewhat challenging. For those facing what seems like a difficult change or challenge perhaps this quote might help, “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength”.

We can not let fear of the unknown stop us from keeping an open mind about change and what is to come. I love this quote from Mark Victor Hansen,

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

I will leave you with this; Find your enter beacon of strength, direction, bliss and follow it.

I wish you all a changing New Year and hope that you prosper with knowledge and strength from your experiences in 2011!

Great Business Tip: Random Actions Get Random Results!

I recently came across this information and felt it was a sound business building tip and wanted to pass it on to you too! I love the part about “random actions get you random results”. Take time as this New Year begins to take solid steps in building a strong business foundation.

Create a Strategy and Process for everything you do in your business. Random actions get random results. Whether you’re doing some marketing, offering a teleclass, or doing a live presentation, networking, or launching a new product you need to map out a strategy that will take you step by step to the result you want. Once you’ve nailed down your process or strategy you can use it again and again to get similar results. Taking a “shot in the dark” approach where you try an approach hoping it will work without thinking it through from beginning to end result is like playing darts while wearing a blindfold. Creating process maps as a visual really helps with this process.  Janis Pettit, Small Business Strategy and Lifestyle Coach

Make sure that you plan out all areas of your life.

Have a great New Year!

Give the Gift of Appreciation this year!

Yes, this year has been a year of challenge and of change for many. I have always been the believer that change and even hard challenges have made us stronger and will continue to make us strong and appreciate life. For some it may not seem that way now, but time will soften the struggles and help us emerge lighter and happier.
As we come into the Christmas season I feel the best gift you can give someone will cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time and perhaps a stamp. Please watch this very short video clip about how a simple gesture of appreciation touched the life of two people. I encourage this gift giving season to give a lasting gift of your thoughtfulness and love to another person.

Putting Forth The Extra Effort!

Recently l was reading a book titled “One” and I would like to share something from that book with you.

Down through the ages and around the world there has never been another you and there never will be. YOU are not here by mistake!

The miracle of your existence is now in your hands each and every day. You are here for a purpose and you have something that only you can give to the world. I personally feel the question is…have you taken the time to consider what that is? If you have then you are ahead of so many people. Many people have not taken the quiet time to find the answer to the question of…. what is my purpose in life? But my next question is, are you really putting forth the effort to share and expand that gift that you have. If not, are you aware that it takes only the smallest degree of effort to make a huge difference.

Please watch this short movie called 212 Degrees! Click Here

Enjoy!

Backwards As Forward!

Greetings!
It’s a beautiful day here in Carlsbad, CA. We all have so much to be gratefull for.
A friend sent me this information. You may have seen this on You Tube it is truly amazing and I just wanted to share it with you all again.

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward.

This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward.

Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.

This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant.

Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old.

The contest was titled “u @ 50” by AARP. This video won second place.

When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause.

So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.

Click Here for the video clip

The One Flaw In A Woman

Years ago someone sent this poem and I have used it many times in our Women’s Empowerment seminars.
You will find the original version of the poem below. I was very excited when just a few days ago someone sent me this beautiful movie using the words from the poem. Click Here for the movie and I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter. I hope you enjoy the movie just as much as I have. Make sure to turn up your speakers.

THE ONE FLAW IN WOMEN
By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, “Why are you spending so much time on this one?”
And the Lord answered, “Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart-and she will do everything with only two hands.”

The angel was astounded at the requirements. “Only two hands!? No way! And that’s just on the standard model? That’s too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.”
“But I won’t,” the Lord protested. “I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.”
The angel moved closer and touched the woman. “But you have made her so soft, Lord.”
“She is soft,” the Lord agreed, “but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.”
The angel asked: “Will she be able to think?”
The Lord replied, “Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate.”
The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek. “Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told! You that you were trying to put too much into this one.”
“That’s not a leak,” the Lord corrected, “that’s a tear!”
“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.

“They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.”
“It sounds as if you have created perfection,” the angel said to the Lord.
“No, that is not true–there is one flaw which I have not been able to overcome.”

The angel inquired: “And what is woman’s one flaw?”
“THE ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR Worth.”

Can “I” Succeed In This Business?

Senator Olympia Snow, the first woman in US history to be elected to both houses of state legislature and both houses of congress also serves as Chair of the Senate Small Business Committee. Senator Snow has stated that, “Americans need more options to help them provide for their families. The ability to work from home is an essential means of achieving that goal.”

Senator Snow recognizes that businesses like MonaVie are providing alternatives for Americans to make a good living and provide for their families. MonaVie is a perfect example of a home-based business that anyone can start with very little start-up money. It allows you to be your own boss, work from home, set your own hours, and gives you the freedom to take care of your home, your family and yourself.

Right now you may be thinking, “This all sounds great, but is this business really something that I can do successfully?”

And the answer is a great big YES, because you don’t have to be a marketing expert. You don’t even have to have any special skills or any sales ability. The best thing about this business is that you can be successful just by being yourself.

All you need to be successful in this business is:
1. To have a strong desire to create success for yourself
2. Be willing to be part of a team and to listen and learn
3. Be willing to invest your time and energy into achieving your financial goals and long-term security

Did you notice that “You have to be a great salesperson” wasn’t included in that list? That’s because our business is not about selling…our business is about building relationships. It’s a team sport. Everything you need to know to do this business successfully you’ll learn from people who are here to show you how to do it. Because they only succeed by helping you succeed.

It doesn’t matter what your background, if you went to college or not, if you’ve worked in corporate America or not, direct selling offers you the opportunity to create a significant part-time or a substantial full-time income, all while working from your home.

There was a time when women had two options – to go to work or to stay at home. Today there is a third option and it is changing the lives of millions of women all over the globe. You could be one of them. You can create solid long-term financial success in this business all while developing yourself into the best friend, team mate and leader you can be.

Women just like you are doing it every day. You just have to want to make a change in your life and take a chance on yourself.

To Your Success,
Sheri

Eat, Pray, Love, Event On Saturday!

We are getting ready for a great Women’s Empowerment day on Saturday. Our agenda has changed a bit due to the theater changing the time of the movie, Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts.

Our day will still start at 3:00 PM meeting at my home. We will then caravan down to the theater at 3:35 PM…the movie now starts at 4:15 PM. After the movie we will go back to my home for an Italian meal and watch the sunset. If you have previously acceped our invitation for this event please check you email as we have sent out the link to order your movie ticket online, this will speed up the process when we get to the theater. Also email Tracy Jacobsen at tracy@luvnlife.com with what dish you will be bringing to share. Right now we still need garlic bread, desserts and wine. You can also reach her at 619-318-7655.

Click Here for advance purchase of tickets

We are looking forward to a great movie and dinner with all of you!

Luvnlife,
Sheri