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!

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


Backwards As Forward!

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

Take A Moment!

This slide show was recently sent to me and I would like to share it with all of you. Please take a moment to be in the moment! Make sure to turn up your speakers.
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