The More You Read, The More You Learn

Why learning is important..."It is critical that a company create the kind of environment in which people really believe they can learn, grow, and prosper. The focus has to be on developing people."


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Inside Every Woman

I am always looking for a good book to read. Whether it be on self-improvement, inspiration or Business/Entrepreneur topics.

I found an incredible book titled, Inside Every Woman, written by Vickie L. Milazzo. Ms. Milazzo was recently listed on the Top 10 Entrepreneur List. She has dedicated her life to training and mentoring tens of thousands of women. Using her experience as an entrepreneur and business coach, she has taught women that making simple adjustments in your life can bring about positive changes.

This book reinforces that Inside Every Woman, is the strength to pursue what they want in life. You will learn how you can overcome any obstacles getting in the way of your goals, achieve what you want in your life and be successful in your career. Inside Every Woman gives you the tools to unleash the 10 forces within you.

I found as I read this book, it gave me a boost in confidence when I encountered problems faced in the early stages of my business. Reading Chapter 1 and learning the 5 promises you should make to yourself, really made me believe that as a woman, I can do anything. I realized there are strengths that I possess, but I might not tap into on a consistent basis. We need to make a commitment to ourselves over the length of our lifetime, not just today, tomorrow or next month.

I would recommend going to Vickie L. Milazzo's web site and reading the first chapter. It's FREE
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You can also get Free "Inside Every Woman" bookmarks by emailing your request to

Discover your spirit, boost your self-esteem and use your hidden strengths to enrich your life.
Inside Every Woman is a must read

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Your Heart's Desire ~ Principal 5

Be Open to Intuitive Guidance

Ok, we're halfway there. Principal 5 is about creating a connection with your intuitive teacher. You are clearing the way for Your Heart's Desire. You now want a connection with your conscious focus, your subconscious mind, your imagination and your commitment. Synchronicity

You need to believe in yourself and control what you are thinking. Allow your sixth sense ~ your intuition to form. If you believe your spiritual guides can happen at any time, you will be more receptive in receiving their information. Most times we are aware of guidance, but simply ignore it.

Do You Really Want Guidance?

Guidance comes subtle and quiet. Are you paying attention? If you are preoccupied with anger, fears, judgments and closed-minded opinions, you might miss the clues.

You can start each day with a prayer asking for guidance, mediation is always a good way to stay relaxed and calm.

Take a few slow, deep breaths. Close your eyes and imagine a crystal ball in the sky. Imagine yourself dreaming, drifting and relaxing. As you drift, imagine a bright light shining down on you. Feel it's warmth.
Follow the light into your heart. Let your thoughts follow the light..There you will hear your inner voice. Relax, breathe and listen. What is your inner voice telling you?

Coming Next: Principal 6 ~ Choose to Support Your Dream With Love

Principal 1
Principal 2
Principal 3
Principal 4

Monday, August 27, 2007

Get The Best Automobile Insurance Policy With the Lowest Rates

My automobile insurance policy is going to expire soon. Before I renew with my present company, I thought now is the time to shop for better car insurance rates. Getting the best insurance quote possible, keeps more money in my pocket.

In the past, it was very time consuming shopping for the best rates. Having to call different companies, giving the representative my information over and over again. This time I am using a new approach. By going to Advantage Auto Quotes, I can have companies compete for my business. Thus, getting the lowest, most affordable auto policy.

I only had to fill out one online quote form and Advantage Auto Quotes will send my information to several companies and contact me with the best rate.

I noticed on the site they offer: individual coverage, GAP and business insurance, poor driver auto insurance rates and coverage for teens and seniors.

Getting a quote for your auto insurance and receiving the lowest rate has never been easier.

Black Friday is Coming...Are you Prepared?

It is hard to believe in just 3 short months, it will be Black Friday. One of the biggest shopping days of the year. I cannot believe I am already thinking about holiday shopping, but I am trying to be more organized this year.

In the weeks preceding Black Friday, I tell myself I WILL get up early and get to the stores before the herds of people arrive. I will get all my holiday shopping done and save money purchasing the special sale items that entice you into the stores.

What happens is...the night before, I ask myself.."are you crazy?" getting up at dawn, driving in the traffic that already is bumper to bumper, only to get stuck on huge lines and fight with others grabbing at the same items.
Not this time!

I can not believe this, but there is a site I found called On this site you can find all the thanksgiving ads and shop for the sale items in your favorite store without leaving the house! You don't have to get up early, fight the traffic or the lines in the stores. When on the site, you can sign up to receive email alerts on the newly posted thanksgiving ads and sale specials. The advantage to this being you see the ads before anyone else does. No waiting for your newspaper to arrive.

I remember going into Best Buy for gifts last year. Those of you who are not familiar with Best Buy,it is the number one specialty store for electronics, computers, TV's and entertainment software. When I arrived at the store, it was so crowded and it was impossible to look at the computer items I wanted to see. The music section was more crowded. I felt bad for the sales representatives; being yelled at, people being very impatient waiting for their turn.

Now that I found, I will be organized and prepared. More importantly, I can sleep in and won't have the hassles involved with shopping on this big event day. Not only will I be saving money, but my sanity as well.

Bookmark this site now, so you are prepared and don't forget to register your email for the ad previews.

Advance Your Career or Start a New One

Have you considered going back to school? You can advance your career or start a new one. Although it can be expensive to go back to further your education and enhance your skills, there are ways to curb those costs.

Research scholarships or grants on online, give some thought to online degrees, look into federal aid and ask your employer if they support tuition reimbursement.

Follow your dreams and don't be held back. Be creative and enrich your life.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A New Approach To Landscape ~ Fake Rocks

With summer soon coming to a close, I am looking forward to doing the landscape projects I have put off due to the hot weather.

I have a friend who is a landscape contractor and together we are going over my options. I would like to bring in some natural elements and create a focal point with boulders surrounding a small pond. My yard doesn't allow for heavy equipment and my funds are limited, so he suggested an alternative solution to my boulder idea.

He asked if I ever heard of fake rocks. I was aware of artificial rocks used as a cover up for utility pumps or cable boxes, but never heard of using fake rocks for landscaping. I was worried that these fake rocks would well...look fake. He told me about a company called Artificial Rocks Factory

I immediately went to their site and was very impressed with the artificial boulders they offered. I was able to view each rock from every angle. These fake rocks are made of construction grade cast stone, so my friend said they look and feel natural. They are even available in three colors. I was also surprised to learn they weigh about 50-60 pounds.

While on the Artificial Rocks Factory web site, I saw something that quickly caught my eye. A cast stone tree stump. I knew right away that I would use this to create a seat to relax on while listening to the water flowing in my pond.

Now, I no longer have to worry about getting boulders in my yard. Once my friend finishes his design, I can order my artificial rocks from the comfort of my home. These artificial rocks are delivered by Fed Ex in about two weeks. Can't wait to begin this project!

Your Heart's Desire ~ Principle 4

Eliminate Your Obstacles

Principle Number 4 is all about time. The time it is going to take from you to make it happen. What you need to do is remind yourself that your dream is important, it is valuable.

Life has a way of keeping us all busy and we sometimes feel there isn't enough hours in the day to do everything we need to get done. We sometimes forget to spend time on ourselves. It is NOT selfish to spend time on yourself! How many men and women feel guilty if they don't tend to everyone else around them before taking time for themselves?

Start realizing that it is your Divine right to love yourself and it is Divine wisdom to pursue what your soul requires. This means putting value on your needs and committing your time to fulfill them.

Eliminate Sabotage:
If you desire prosperity, then remove yourself from poverty minded people. Don't "fix" them, just remove yourself.
If someone is working against you, deny them you.
Keep a look out for energy sucking monsters: TV, phone calls that waste your time, self doubt, complaining, feeling sorry for yourself

Stay focused and be serious about your dream. Thinking is an action and can be the most powerful action when it comes to creating miracles.


Bring your full attention on Your Heart's Desire. Is there anything holding you back or blocking your dream? Are you letting something in your life, from your past or your attitude keep you from receiving Your Heart's Desire? If so,
imagine a garbage truck coming to your house. This garbage truck is collecting everything you no longer want or need that is blocking Your Heart's Desire. Imagine the garbage truck pulling away. Ahhhh...enjoy the feeling. When you are ready, open your eyes.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Making Money with Marketing Networking

I believe in "networking". When using Marketing networking, you are creating an interconnected group of people for the mutual benefit of all participants.

When an advertiser wants to promote their products, web sites and services, they need distributors to get the word out. With the use of the Internet, they gain additional exposure.

As I surf the net and read blog after blog, there is always someone looking to make additional income or providing a source that will enable you to make money.

Sponsored posts on blogs is certainly a creative way to network, plus it benefits the author of the blog. I already know that sponsored ads work and readers do click on the posts that are of interest to them. It's a good feeling to be able to help someone find information, a product or service they wouldn't have had the chance to find if they didn't read it on your site. This also gives you the chance to write often. Maybe you'll find that writing reviews or opinions is your niche and you can earn a decent amount of income each month.

Blogvertise is another forum which benefits all participants. Once your blog is approved, you will receive opportunities via email. It is your choice to accept or not. The payment of posts are varied: $5.00 - $24.00 for new accounts. Let's say you had 10 approved posts. You can earn $50-150

Increase Website Traffic

The popularity and traffic of your blog does play a role in how much you can earn, but this might also increase your desire to write quality content and promote to bring extra traffic to your site. Blogvertise gives you the opportunity to contact them and request an increase of payment after 5 tasks were completed and approved.

It's a simple process to register.

Blogvertise's site is easy to navigate and offers a question and answer page if you would like to learn more.

Know The Facts About Personal Loans

Did you realize that credit cards are really considered personal loans?

When applying for credit cards you should always be aware of the terms and conditions before you agree to open an account.

A loan can fall under two categories:

secured ~meaning money is used to purchase property and a lien in placed against it. If you fail to repay, the bank can ultimately reposes the property.

Unsecured ~ meaning money you borrow does not have a lien against property.

Your credit history determines the interest rate you pay.
Bad credit personal loans are issued if you have a blemish on your credit report. A lower credit score can result. Due to this, you may find you will pay a higher interest rate or the lender may require a down payment.

I would suggest always reviewing your credit report. You can obtain a free report with each reporting agency each year. I do this faithfully. In the past, I had found items reported that were not mine and they actually were working against me. I had no idea those items were there until I reviewed my credit report. I was easily able to remove these inaccuracies by writing to the credit reporting agency to dispute the incorrect information. Doing my own credit repair, has helped me achieve a higher credit rating, lower interest rates on future loans and less stress.

How many of you receive those special offers in the mail stating you have been pre-approved or pre-qualified to open a new credit card?
I receive at least 2 or 3 offers each week!. The offers always sound enticing, but after reading the terms and conditions, I find these cards are not suited for my needs.

It's best to shop for the best rates and terms before deciding on a particular credit card. You should also consider how you will use the card. If you know you will carry a balance from month to month, you may want to have a card that carries a lower interest rate.

If you always pay your bill in full each month, you may want a card that offers no annual fee.

At you will find all the pertinent information needed about credit cards. You want to educate yourself before deciding on that offer you received in the mail. offers information regarding the types of credit cards available to you, how they work, how to prevent fraud and even how to repair your credit.

You may want to check out the information regarding auto loans at as well.

It is to your advantage to know the facts regarding any loan before signing documents. This will save you time and money.

Friday, August 24, 2007

A Thank You Gift from Me to You

Just to say Thank you.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Join Me at The Alzheimer's Memory Walk

I ask that you join me in the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer' Disease.

My family was overwhelmed when my grandmother developed this disease years ago. I was only a teen at the time. It was confusing and painful to watch my grandmother, who by then moved in with us, live day to day with the struggle battling within her. One minute she was living in the present and the next she was living in the past. I remember how I cried when she didn't know who I was and how scared she was thinking she was among strangers...seeing the empty look in her eyes. Running out the door to get away from us.

I watched as over time how she deteriorated and it affected her daily life tremendously. Things you and I take for granted, like brushing your teeth, using the mother had to do these things for Grandma. Raising a spoon or fork to her mouth was a chore for her.

My mother was sole caretaker because back then, there weren't facilities or the support there is today. We need to continue to raise awareness. Imagine in this day and age, there is still no cure for this disease. Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is one way we can do our part to contribute to find the best treatment for symptoms, the right services and support. We can help make the lives of millions affected by this disease better. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million !

Alzheimer's Memory Walk is nationwide and I encourage you to sign up now. Team Captains are also needed. Please sign up early, so you have enough time to recruit a team and raise funds for the cause!
Recruit your co-workers, family and friends. This is such an important charitable cause!

Please visit Alzheimer's Association. You can locate the nearest walk in your area, volunteer your time, sign up to walk or be a Team Captain. If you raise $500 for Memory Walk – you may qualify to win a weekend getaway from the Harrah’s Foundation to Las Vegas. There is no age requirement to walk for Alzheimer's Memory Walk. We all need to come together and do our part to help fight this disease. This is not just an aging disease, this is a brain disorder. The cells in the brain fail and eventually die.

In memory of my Grandmother,I will become a Team Captain and my members will walk on October 7, 2007, in Princeton, New Jersey. If any of my readers live within this area, please contact me and be a part of my team. If participating in the walk is not possible, please consider making a donation To Alzheimer's Memory Walk.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Your Heart's Desire ~ Principle 3

Imagine Your Heart's Desire

You need the support of your subconscious mind to carry you into the third principle. It comes through your imagination.

Your imagination is where a dream takes give it movement, color, sound and size. Like a garden, you are planting the seeds.

The idea is in your mind... the details , how you are going to do something, what you are planning. You cannot experience what you can not imagine.

Have you ever noticed someone imagining the worst case scenario, instead of something positive? What happens? They fear the worst so strongly, which in turn sets their senses and emotion going and bring what they fear right to them.

If you are someone that fears the worst, so you won't be disappointed later, you are setting yourself up twice for upset. First by the disappointment itself and second, by attracting it.

Touch whatever Your Heart's Desire is in your mind. Can you see it? What does it look like? Create Your Heart's Desire blueprint. This energy will take over your thoughts, take over your emotions and moves into your life.

In your garden of imagination , don't let the 'worry weeds' take over. Let's say you want to make money online. Your worry weed is..."yeah, but..."
yeah ,but... the competition is strong... yeah, but I don't know how...yeah, but they're all scams...yeah, but...yeah but

Pull those weeds immediately before you start believing them. Protect the imagination seeds you planted. Imagine putting a fence around your garden of Your Heart's Desire to keep the weeds from growing.

If you want something you think is impossible, imagine being surprised with something better. If your dream involves cooperation from someone, turn it over to a higher spirit by saying...bring to my dream all necessary support. Then let the universe work on it.

Feel your desire with images that will motivate you. Envision your dream as a movie in which you are the star.

Every night before you go to sleep, imagine Your Heart's Desire, upon wakening, do the same. Don't feel the need to share your dream. Save the energy for yourself.

Find a place where you can relax. Breath deeply and then exhale. Closing your eyes.
Imagine a beautiful day with a clear blue sky
You take your packet of seeds containing Your Heart's Desire and start to plant them in your garden. What will it take for these seeds to grow? Think about more attention, more love, more commitment, more focus.
See yourself covering these seeds with the soil rich with your conscious and unconscious mind filled with Your Heart's Desire.
Now see yourself putting a fence around your garden. Protecting your garden from any weeds.
As you breath, stand back and admire your garden. Watch your dreams grow strong. See the blossoms.
When you are ready, open your eyes.

Coming Next: Your Heart's Desire ~ Principle 4 Eliminate Your Obstacles

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sponsored Posts: Valuable Content & Clicks to Prove it

I recently read a post about people not taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them on a daily basis to make extra money. Whether it is overlooked because they don't want to take the 5 minutes to learn about an opportunity or they don't believe making money could be that easy, I think these people are missing out.

One area of controversy is Sponsored Posts. Many believe that writing sponsored posts is 'selling out' by monetizing your blog and that readers don't click on these posts. These same people feel the content of these posts have no value. I am one that disagrees and have determined that I have received more clicks on these sponsored posts than the google or other ads I present.

Now there is backup to my findings. payperpost has released data from over 40k bloggers and 8k advertisers to prove that readers are clicking on sponsored posts. On average, 10.545% CTR to be exact and they click through at a higher rate than any other media I am aware of. That is quite a finding!

I am not suggesting you don't use other forms of advertising on your blogs, just consider all avenues and be assured that sponsored posts do bring real traffic to your site. I have personally received comments stating they just read a great post and other comments stating they have used the service or product I reviewed and gave positive feedback.

In my quest to help others by supplying information, PPP sponsored posts is making it that much easier and when receiving such positive reaction, I will continue to do so. I suggest you give PayPerPost a try and see for yourself.

House Hunting Pro or Real Estate Bait?

Are you ready to make the biggest purchase and investment of your life? I am talking about buying your first home. The Real Estate market can be confusing and you may feel overwhelmed. My advice is to learn as much as you can from as many people, articles etc. as you can. The more knowledge you have, the better your experience will be.

Are you a house hunting pro or real estate bait?

Take this fun and easy quiz brought to you by Fine Living

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Tip For Choosing Your Business Structure

I have previously posted tips on starting your own business. I even shared a list of small business ideas that did not require much start up costs. Thousands of entrepreneurs start their own business each year. When you decide your idea is worth the effort to actually begin, do you know what to do next?

You need to develop a business plan and know what your goals are. Are you prepared for the paperwork that is involved when your business starts to pan out? The wrong structure can cost you money and leave you with legal and administrative hassles you want to avoid.

Entrepreneurs have many choices of ownership structure. Do you know the difference between Corporation, Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), S Corp or C Corp?

To protect yourself and your business, you may want Inc Paradise for the help needed in setting up all the paperwork. Their company can set up a corporation or LLC in ANY state. You need the professional help to choose the structure that gives you room to grow.

At Inc. Paradise, they can also give you the option of a virtual office. Imagine having your own office or even an executive suite, use of their phones and Internet. If you need to set up meetings, they can provide you with conference rooms. Why meet clients at your local diner or coffee house? With competitive pricing, you will find it is unbelievable affordable.
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Tips if Your Mortgage is Resetting ~ If You Are Refinancing or Just Trying to Get a Loan

Friday, August 17, 2007

Your Heart's Desire ~ Principal 2

Gain the Support of Your Subconscious Mind

Now that you have focused on what you want to create, you can now teach yourself what you consciously desire and what you subconsciously believe. These two need to be in agreement for you to succeed.

If your attention is on your conscious desire, but your subconscious is in disbelief, there is conflict and you will not attain your goal.

If you get stuck, you can remedy this easily, by talking directly to your subconscious and tell it what you have decided to create.. Your subconscious mind only knows 'yes' can't argue or disagree. If you say to yourself...I want to succeed; your subconscious mind will say, yes, I want to succeed. If you say success is bad, then your subconscious mind will say, yes, success is bad. Getting the hang of it? Mixed messages will have you going in circles.

This yes machine produces exactly what you believe and what you worry about. If you want to go in the direction of love, dwell on successful examples of love. If you want to move toward health, think of pleasant images of health and balance. The same goes for whatever it is you desire. Keep focusing your attention on these ideas until you believe they are waiting for you.

What Do You Believe?
Imagine what would happen if you actually did attain your dream How good can you stand it? That's as good as it gets.

Affirmations are another way to gain the support of your subconscious mind. Saying something positive to yourself over and over. It may sound silly, but it works.
Tell your subconscious mind that negative beliefs are no longer in charge. Burn and release them and replace then with positive thoughts.


Close your eyes and pay attention to your breath. Focus on your heart's desire. If you find any negative distractions: worries, fears or other people's opinion, pull those out of your conscious and see them being released into the air or swallowed up by the ground. Imagine your conscious and subconscious mind coming together and focus on positive. Now make a conscious decision to be receptive to positive and your heart's desire. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes.

Coming Next: Principle 3 ~ Imagine Your Heart's Desire

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Best Green Energy ~ ZERO Carbon

I have been reading alot about "carbon footprint" and how we can reduce our own footprint to help save our planet. I have even blogged about it here to give my readers ideas on how you can become involved. If we would take an interest and apply ourselves, it will make a difference.

Look at the below press release. British Gas has developed this unique and one of a kind green energy tariff. ZERO Carbon ~ meaning that you wouldn't leave a carbon footprint from the energy British Gas supplies to you. For just a extra few dollars, you could offset 100% of your homes carbon emmissions.

Shouldn't more companies adopt this concept?

Press Release:


9 August 2007: British Gas has announced it is launching two new green energy tariffs, Zero Carbon, which will be the greenest tariff available on the domestic market and Future Energy. British Gas has launched the tariffs, in response to the increasing demand for green energy products.

Householders signing up to the Zero Carbon tariff will:
• reduce their household energy carbon emissions to zero through Kyoto compliant offset schemes which will meet the new Defra requirements
• help fund a direct increase in investment in renewable energy generated in the UK
• contribute to the new British Gas green fund which will:
o invest in developing new renewable technologies such as wave power
o oversee a programme to help schools in the UK reduce their CO2 emissions

GearĂ³id Lane, Managing Director British Gas New Energy said,”Our new tariff responds to consumer demand for truly green energy solutions. It is essential that customers have confidence in green energy tariffs and that their credibility is not damaged by tariffs that claim to be green but in reality do not deliver any incremental environmental benefits. Green tariffs are moving from niche to mainstream products and we’re leading the industry by offering a tariff that will do more for the environment than any other product currently available.”

Under the government’s Renewables Obligation (RO), electricity suppliers in the UK are already required to produce an increasing percentage of their electricity through methods such as wind farms which, unlike traditional power plants, produce zero carbon emissions. For 2007/2008 this figure is set at 7.9%.

In a recent report, the National Consumer Council (NCC) raised concerns that some energy suppliers are packaging electricity which is produced under the RO scheme as “green”, yet it delivers no additional environmental benefits. The NCC called on energy suppliers to take steps beyond their legal requirements and offer green energy tariffs that provide genuine additional environmental benefits, in particular CO2 emissions reduction.

British Gas worked with Global Action Plan and The Climate Group’s “We’re in this Together” campaign to develop Zero Carbon which goes further than any other green tariff in meeting these requirements offering consumers the only zero carbon option on the market.

The tariff carries a premium of £84 per year, reflecting the higher cost of producing energy through lower carbon emission schemes.

Virginia Graham, Chair of Global Action Plan, said, “The British Gas Zero Carbon tariff delivers on all three of the essential requirements of a green tariff which are: additionality, transparency and verifiability. As such it is a very welcome new offering in the market. Consumers signing up to the tariff can be confident that they are getting 12 per cent more renewable energy than they would otherwise have got. The carbon emissions from their electricity and gas will also be offset with emissions reductions from projects accredited by the United Nations.”

Zero Carbon is one of the first initiatives launched through the ‘We’re in this Together’ campaign, which was launched in April 07 as an alliance of some of the UK’s biggest brands who are all working to help their customers reduce their impact on the climate.

Dr Steve Howard, CEO of The Climate Group and founder of ‘We’re in this Together’ said, “We’re committed to offering people ways to make a real impact on climate change through We’ve worked with British Gas to ensure that Zero Carbon is a genuine step forward in delivering more environmental benefits than any other tariff currently available.”

British Gas’s second green energy tariff, Future Energy, offers an alternative green electricity tariff at a premium of just £20 per year. Customers signing up to this tariff will contribute to a green fund which will provide solar panels and other renewable energy technologies to UK schools. Money from the fund will also be invested in development of future renewable technologies and sources.

To sign up customers can call British Gas on 0845 604 0055 or visit

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What Does Your Heart Desire?

The Universal Laws of Attraction. This is really a simple concept and it affects everyone, everywhere.

Have you ever heard the following phrases?
Like attracts like ~ Energy attracts like energy ~ What you sow, you reap
What comes around goes around

These are some forms of expressing the Law of Attraction

Sonia Choquette is the author of My Heart's Desire. She states the Universal laws of creative manifestation are impartial and success is available to anyone who learns how the process works. By coordinating our conscious beliefs and accessing our intuition, we tap into the natural power we all possess to create the life we wish for"

Within the book she teaches you the nine universal principals for creating your own reality. I believe everyone should learn these principals. These principals will help you in all areas of your life.

I will be posting a series containing each principal. Keep an open mind while you read each post and discover how you can truly benefit from each principal. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

Principal One: Bring Your Dream into Focus
The idea is that your thought creates. If you want to create an experience, you have to begin to have a clear, focused thought of that experience. Whatever you clearly focus on, you do create, whether or not you want to. If you have desire and it is heartfelt, your focus will be sharp. If you desire is vague, then it will not materialize.

Do you know what your Heart desires? not many people do.

Desire: A burning urge for some experience or outcome. This is what creates the spark that sets the creative miracle making process in motion. No spark, the process will not begin.

Ask yourself what you truly desire. Don't think this has to be only one goal. Be honest with yourself. Sometimes your desire is even overlooked. Dig deep. What do you need? What do you want now? Don't look into the future. Your immediate needs or wants must be with passion and intensity. Focus on today, tomorrow, next week...not next year.

Are you focusing on how much you dislike your job, or how unhappy you are in a relationship or even how jealous you are over someone else and what they have? If you are, you are creating those very conditions even though they make you unhappy. Shift your focus to a more satisfying experience: working at a job you love, feeling loved and appreciated, experience abundance. I think you understand the concept...

Develop and uncover your heart's desire. Don't reject what you really want or need because you are ashamed or someone talks you out of it. Keep your attention on your desire, count your blessings and if you find yourself stuck or blocked in finding your desire...ask your inner self for some guidance, close your eyes and relax. It might also help if you write down your desires and focus on your words
Close your eyes and pay attention to your breath. Once you are calm, ask your higher self, what is is that you desire. Allow the answer to come. Don't block, judge or change what enters your mind. Accept what comes. Continue breathing. focus on what is being created. then when you are ready, open your eyes.

Coming Next: Principle Two ~ Gain the Support of Your Subconscious mind .

"Whenever a negative thought comes, delete it and replace it with a good thought or good intention. This will take some practice and concentrated effort, but it can be done. Instead of continuously manifesting what you do not want in your life, change your focus. Practice adjusting the lens of your perception. It is Universal law that all of life will respond to our thoughts. So hold on tight to what your heart desires."
Gillian MacBeth-Louthan

Monday, August 13, 2007

Do You Know About "I C E"?

How many have thought to put 'emergency contact' numbers in your cell phone and/or address book?

It seems no one leaves the house without their cell phone. It has become an extension of us.

"ICE" stands for "in case of emergency". Paramedics and hospital staff advocates cell phone users store emergency contact information in their telephone number list.

Emergency services personal sometimes face difficulties in locating family or interested parties if a victim is found unable to respond to questions. Even if a victim is found with ID, that doesn't mean that information will lead to relatives.

Here's how you add an "ICE" entry in your phone: For the name: put "Ice" or "ICE". Do not place anything else next to the entry. Then place the contact
number of the person you want called. Place a few "ICE" entries in your cell phone.

You could also store these emergency contacts in your phone or address book as; Mom, Dad, Brother, Husband, Son etc...

Place at least one "ICE" number in your cellphone or in your address book today!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Online Money Maker: Open an eBay Store

In my prior post, I talked about starting your own business. Today I want to bring you another idea on a part-time or full time home based business you can operate.

Open an eBay Store

Did you know there are 193 million shoppers on ebay? and that number is growing. 193 million! That number is incredible.

If you dabble with selling a few items on eBay here and there, why not think about opening a store of your own and display many items at once? There you go, a blossoming business.

Maybe you are thinking of having a garage sale or maybe it's time to get your house ready to sell and you find a lot of items will not be moving with you. Don't throw away or give away these items. Sell them on ebay ~ in your own store and reap the profits!

If you think this is hard to do, think again! 3 Steps and you are done:
Step 1
Register as a seller on eBay
• Confirm a valid email address
• Open a seller's account with credit card and bank account

Step 2

Open an eBay Store
• Meet eBay Stores subscriber requirements
• Build and customize your Store

Step 3
Stock your Store and Start Selling
• List items to sell
• Promote your Store and items

All the tools and information necessary for you to be successful is available to you within the eBay site.

eBay Stores is the Leading, Comprehensive E-Commerce Solution.

There are three level stores you can choose from:
-Basic Store: an ideal solution for sellers who are just starting out and want an affordable and easy-to-use platform to sell online.
- Featured Store: a more comprehensive solution for small-to-medium sized sellers who want to aggressively grow their online business.
- Anchor Store: an advanced solution for higher-volume sellers who want maximum exposure on eBay.

So, if you are just starting out, more experienced or advanced, you can have your own eBay store and increase sales and profits. You can possibly make this a part-time or full-time business. The choice is yours.

Open an eBay Store!

Happy Selling!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Thought About Starting Your Own Business?

Turn your 'thoughts' into reality. Are you tired of working to make someone else rich? Having your own business is one way which will allow you to be financially successful. Sure it may take some hard work, but the rewards will be satisfying. I'm not implying to quit your current job, but with commitment and consistency, you can build up your own business...and, who day you will be able to tell your boss...

Everyone is looking for 'more'. How many of you have said..."there's got to be a better way?" Who isn't looking to 'get rich' quick, but the truth is, you need to put 100% effort into your dreams and ideas. You will learn through trial and tribulations. How many times a day do you receive emails or snail mail stating you can get rich by following their advice and purchasing their products, only to find out they didn't deliver what was promised?

There are many home based businesses you can start.
25 businesses you can start and run from your home

Consider some of these:

Automobile Detailing Business ~ Bed & Breakfast ~ Child-Care Service
Cleaning Service ~ Consulting Service ~ Crafts Business ~ Online Business
Event Planning Service ~ Freight Brokerage Business ~ Gift Basket Service
Herbs & Herbal Products ~ Import/Export Business
Information Consultant ~ Mail Order Business
Medical Claims Billing Service
Personal Concierge / Shopper ~ Pet Businesses ~Seminar Production Business
Self-Publishing Business ~ Specialty Travel & Tours Business
Wedding Consultant

Entrepreneur is the leading small business resource and the publisher of Entrepreneur magazine. Their site offers start-up guides that detail nearly 50 businesses you can start and run from your home! These Start up Guides take you through each step of starting and running your own business.

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Learn About Wizetrade

Have an interest in the Stock Market and Securities?

Here's a great new blog you should become familiar with.
The Wizetrade Blog offers a stock trading software program and stock research tool. You can quickly do a stock market analysis and chart any stock symbol.

This blog is written by Wizetrade employees and executives. They will share with you tips, information and videos regarding the securities market. You can learn the 10 most common mistakes that new traders make and watch a video by stock market guru, Lindsay Hall.

If you happen to live in or near Dallas, Texas, you can attend WizeFest 2007, Sept 5-8.The Honorable George Bush, Neil Cavuto,George Thompson and Ross Shafer will be among the speakers. Here you'll learn from the experts.

This blog is written in easy to understand language, so anyone from beginner to expert can benefit from the information provided.

Go to Wizetrade Blog

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Myth About Microwaving

I've recently read an article that says Microwaving does not kill nutrients in our food. In the past, I have read and heard negative things about cooking in the microwave. This article was at least something good to read.

With my busy schedule, I use the microwave alot....reheating foods, defrosting and yes, even cooking some foods.

Every cooking method destroys some vitamins and nutrients in food. According to Ashim Datta, Ph.D, a professor of biological engineering at Cornell University, a microwave has been found to eliminate fewer nutrients than conventional cooking. He says it is because the destruction of nutrients depends on both temperature and cooking time.

In a microwave, vitamins are exposed to the heat briefly,so more nutrients are retained. The most heat sensitive nutrients are water soluble vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamins B and C.

Suggestion: don't over cook your food to retain more nutrients

Monday, August 6, 2007

US Health Alert: Food Recall

U. S. public health officials issue new warning for botulism.

CLICK HERE: Read News Article and See Food Recall

What is Botulism?
Botulism is a rare, but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, botulin, that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulinic toxin is one of the most powerful known toxins. About one microgram of botulin is a lethal dosage. It acts by blocking nerve function and leads to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis.

All forms of botulism can be fatal and are considered medical emergencies. Foodborne botulism can be especially dangerous as a public health problem because many people can be poisoned from a single contaminated food source.

Classic symptoms of food borne botulism usually occur between 12-36 hours after consumping the botulinum toxin. However, they can occur as early as 6 hours or as late as 10 days after.

Source Wikipedia

Saturday, August 4, 2007

3 Tips to Painproof Your Back

We all spend a lot of time at work, sitting at our desk in front of a computer for up to 8 hours each day. At home we probably sit in front of our computers for additional hours. Our chair, desk and computer setup plays an important role. Your chair should be comfortable allowing both feet to be flat on the floor. Your computer monitor should be at eye level. If you prop one foot up on a footrest (or phone book) and switch feet when you get uncomfortable will decrease any pressure you may feel in your lower back.
You should also get up from your chair every once in awhile to prevent discomfort.

My brother who is a massage therapist has always told me that you must strengthen your core muscles that support your back and spine. Your stomach muscles support your back, so it's a good idea to do core strengthening exercises. Cardio, yoga or pilates are great ways to accomplish this. Make sure to learn the appropriate way to perform these moves.

Getting a good night's sleep is essential. If you can't tolerate sleeping on your back...try putting a pillow under your knees. If that doesn't help, sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees. This will align your spine.

If you suffer from back pain, these tips will improve not only your back pain, but neck problems as well.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Cost of Living Calculator

Thinking about moving? Do you know how far your salary will go in another city or state? Even if you are just curious to see how well you can live in another state/city, check this out.

I came across this great calculator that will enable you to see how much you should earn to maintain the same lifestyle.

I entered my information and my state of New Jersey and was curious to compare it to the living expenses in Arizona. I found I could live quite well! Hmmm....maybe I should think about relocating.

Compare your salary to key expenses such as: groceries, housing, utilities, transportation and health care.

Just enter your current city and state, then enter your designation. Click here to try this out.

Data is generated from an average of the past four quarters ending first quarter 2007.