Life energy flows through us like a swift stream, when there is nothing to obstruct it.✨✨
The essence of all beings is energy. Our physical and ethereal selves depend on the unrestricted flow of life energy that is the source of wholeness and wellness. Though the channels through which this energy flows are open systems and influenced by factors outside of our control, we ultimately choose what impact these will have in our lives. It is up to us to identify and clear blockages in the energy field to maintain flow. A healthy, grounded individual absorbs some portion of the energy emitted by other people and the environment, but this does not interrupt the continuous stream of balanced energy sustaining them. The same individual copes constructively with stress and upset, and they are not subject to the stagnation that frequently goes hand in hand with negativity. When we keep the energy in and around our bodies flowing harmoniously, we are naturally healthy, vibrant, and peaceful.✨✨✨
Existence energy flows through us like a swift stream when there is nothing to obstruct it, but various forces such as trauma, negative vibrations, and disappointments act like stones that impede the current. If we allow these to pile up, our life energy is thrown off its course or blocked entirely, causing illness, restlessness, and a lack of vigor. If, however, we take the time to clear these forces away, we rob them of the power to impact our lives. When we cultivate simple yet affirmative habits such as taking regular cleansing baths, practicing meditation and breathing exercises, smudging, and self-shielding, we protect ourselves from outside influences that might impede our energy flow. Likewise, we lessen the impact of inner forces when we clear our auras of unwanted attachments and divest ourselves of blocked emotions.✨✨
A solid and fluid energy field is the key that unlocks the doors of self-healing and peace of mind. Your awareness of the flow of energy sustaining you empowers you to take charge of your well-being by taking steps to unblock, correct, and enhance that flow. Fear will likely be the culprit when you cannot identify the source of stagnation — you may be afraid to let go of what is obstructing the flow. Letting go can be challenging, but the vitality you will feel when the flow is restored will be a welcome and blessed reward.✨✨
No excuse 😂 ownership title written by your other half 😁
Your note was a little terse today, my Dear.😆
😁 Never mind, I genuinely understand some days that we get out of bed with smog in those eyes 👁️
💥 Maybe rewritten in an instance, and we feel we could parade naked in your office with your Secretary on her back in her six-inch heels
Life’s like that 😁
I laughed 😅 at your words written without your usual compassion. 😁
That little note 😁 reminded me of a reply if I ever needed to. 😂
My Father had a great list of short sayings that remain stuck in my tattered brain 😁
😁 Here goes!
When women reach forty years old after having kids, holding a family together is worn out from man’s torment. 😔
A man dreams of this 😁 a rubbish tip full of woman’s used bodies stacked a mile high in the rubbish tip. 💥
He wipes his hands 🙌 together and states to himself,” another hits the dust. 😁
Men are idealists in an artificial intelligence mentality needing a new model. 😁
Another one hits the dust 😂
That’s my Fathers thoughts 😁
Whether you agree or not, my experience in life has seen many outings, along with my father’s funny stories.
😁 I was born when he was 64 years old.
He loved me ❤
He was a Buddhist Shalom 😔
Dad only lived for eleven years of my life. I learned it’s not the length you live but the quality of your ability to teach others to be compassionate to all living things on earth 🌐 sharing a hug 🤗 and a smile daily creates a beautiful world 🌎
Just about every internet marketer that I have ever known has worked at some kind of job other than internet marketing before they launched their internet marketing careers.
It is a funny thing about working at a job that pays you for the work that you do. You get into a ‘work-equals- money’ mindset. After all, when you work for others, work does, in fact, equal money.
But when you launch an internet marketing career the ‘work’ that used to make money for you now prevents you from making money.
It is true. The ‘work’ that you are doing that you once got paid to do, like answering the telephone, answering emails, filing papers, etc. is actually preventing you from making the deals that will put money in your pocket.
Yet we continue to seek work because we are programmed to think of work as the thing that makes money.
We get stuck in the ‘work-equals-money’ mindset that is counter-productive to building a successful internet marketing business.
We focus our time and energy on finding work for ourselves rather than on focusing our time and energy on making the deals that will make money for us.
It isn’t hard to see why we get into this ‘work-equals-money’ mindset. We have been living with that concept since we were kids.
Think about it. What was your first job? Did you cut grass for a neighbor? Didn’t you get money after you had done the work? Of course, you did. He wasn’t paying you to think…he was paying you to cut grass.
When you got older and got a job at the local burger joint, you got paid for cooking hamburgers and French Fries. You cooked the hamburgers and fries and then you got paid. Word did equal money.
The owner of the hamburger joint wasn’t paying you to find a better way to cook hamburgers or paying you to look for a new market to sell hamburgers. He was only paying you for doing the work of cooking the hamburgers.
But now you are not getting paid for doing the ‘work’. The work isn’t what is making money for you.
It is true that the work must still be done but you don’t have to look for it. It will find you. What you need to be looking for now are the deals that will make you money.
What Constitutes Work?
What is ‘work’? The ‘work’ that makes any business work is just the day-to-day activities that must be accomplished for ness to function. Telephone calls must be answered.
Emails must be read and responded to. Files must be kept orderly. The list goes on and on but this is just ‘work’.
Nobody is going to pay you to answer the phone, read emails or keep files in order. That is simply ‘work’ that must be done. It isn’t making you any money and it most certainly is not what you should be focused upon.
Once an internet marketing business has gotten up and running, it is a very good investment to simply pay a virtual assistant to do the ‘work’ and set yourself free to make the deals that make you money and make your internet marketing business thrive.
You can’t do this right away, of course, but you can use as little of your time as possible on mundane tasks.
You can spend hours and hours and hours of your time working on your website….making it better…tweaking this and tweaking that. That is work that is not putting a single red cent into your bank account.
Hire a techie to do that ‘work’ for you while you are making deals that make more than enough to pay the techie.
Until you can hire someone to do this work for you, get it fixed as best you can, and move on to the productive deal-making.
How many hours are you spending each day writing and making posts to your blogs? Is this time actually making any money for you?
No, of course, it isn’t. It is just ‘work’. It is work that others could do just as well or work that you can find ways to make shorter like by using PLR materials rather than writing every phrase yourself.
Customer service is must be done. It must be done quickly and efficiently and above all competently.
It might even be work that in the beginning at least that you must do yourself.
There are however companies and individuals out there in cyber space that are perfectly capable of handling this work for you and you don’t have to make it harder than it needs to be.
What Constitutes Making Deals?
Yes, the ‘work’ must indeed be done, but the work that must be done should be done as quickly and as efficiently as possible and you shouldn’t concentrate your energy on finding and creating more work that isn’t going to make any money for you.
You need to be focusing your attention on making the deals that will make money.
Almost as soon as you possibly can, you should begin to hire people to do the mundane tasks that must be accomplished and free up as much of your own time as possible for deal-making.
So what exactly are the activities that constitute deal making? Briefly and concisely they are the activities that have the potential for putting money into your bank account. A few of these activities are:
Visiting forums and blogs that relate to your niche: Forums and blogs are where you find the real living, breathing people who are YOUR potential customers and until somebody drags out their credit card, puts in their information, and buys products or services from you, you haven’t made a dime so you need to go where the people are and find out how to best serve their wants and needs.
Visit websites that are related to your website. This is where you will find your potential joint venture partners. Contact the webmasters and work on making mutually profitable deals.
Begin your E-zine: This is one of the most potentially profitable deals that you can make for yourself. The longer your list grows, the more profits you can make.
Attend seminars in the brick and mortar world and build good solid business relationships with others in your field. Here again, are potential joint venture partners that you need to take the time to cultivate.
Does This Mean We Should Ditch Work And Focus On Entirely Deals Only?
It would if we could just ditch the work-a-day-work and do nothing with our time other than making the deals that make us money! Now that would be what I would call a perfect world.
Unfortunately, the work-a-day-work must be done and until our ‘ship comes in’ we are probably going to be the ones who have to do that as well as make the deals that make us money.
As long as we are going to have to do both we can at least learn how to work smarter. We can learn how to get the same amount of ‘work’ accomplished in less time so that we can free up more time for making the deals that will make us money.
Some examples of working smarter are:
Write a FAQ page for your website and use your autoresponder to direct most questions to that site.
Subscribe to a Private Label Rights (PLR) membership website and use that material (with only a little rewrite) as your blog posts and your website content. You can even make whole new products that can be sold from this PLR material.
Earn a schedule for yourself that allows only so much time for the tasks that must be completed that make you no money and allow more time in that schedule for the deal-making tasks that will make you money.
Invest in automation software that is designed to take care of simple every day but time consuming tasks.
There is always the ‘work’ that must be done each and every day but don’t let it become the object of your focus. Don’t look for work to be done. Work no longer equals money for you now that you are an internet marketer.
Get the work done as quickly as you can and put your focus on the deal-making activities that will add to your bottom line. It is no longer your job just to make hamburgers…now you need to get out there and look for new markets. You ARE getting paid to think now.
The success (or failure) of your Internet Entrepreneurship is up to you now. If you succeed, the credit will all belong to you and if you fail, you will own that as well. Your success or failure is in your own hands.
Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. The coin in question is your own Internet Entrepreneurship and you don’t want to flip that coin into the air and leave it to chance as to whether it lands on success or failure.
You want complete control over the fate of your Internet business and you do have that control.
Every decision will be yours to make.
If you make wise choices then you will claim victory and success will be yours.
If you make unwise choices then your internet business will crash and burn and your hopes and dreams will go up in flames along with it.
Winning against the Odds
You do realize, of course, that the odds for success are not in your favor. Every day thousands and thousands of internet business enterprises are launched. Of those internet businesses that will be launched today, 90% (ninety percent) will not be around in 120 days.
That is right! You have no better than a 10% chance of actually making a success out of your internet business unless you can change them those are not very good odds. If it were a horse race, winning would be considered a long shot.
That is the downside but anytime there is a downside there is always an upside.
The upside, in this case, is that even though you have only a 10% chance at succeeding, you can greatly better your odds by simply following the guidelines that have already been offered.
You can increase your odds from 10% to 90% by simply applying a few very simple principles to the problem.
The reasons that so many new Internet entrepreneurs fail within the first 120 days can be narrowed down to four.
They do not have the right mindset.
They do not lay a solid foundation.
They do not have the key to unlock growth and expansion.
They do not plan for success
The Right Mindset for Success
Unfortunately, so many people think that they can quit their jobs, open an internet business and just relax and enjoy life. They expect instant success and instant wealth without having to invest anything (even time and effort) to affect that success.
They believe that they can sleep until noon, work when and if they want to and just rack up sales and profit. This attitude probably accounts for at least half of all of the failures of new internet businesses.
Making an internet business successful takes a lot of time and even more work. That old real-world job demanded that you be on the job for probably 40 hours each week.
It Your net internet business will need about twice that many hours each week if it is to become successful. Very, very few people are willing to invest that much time and effort thus the 90% failure rate.
Of the few that are willing to put in enough time and effort most expect instant success.
They don’t even consider the fact that they will need to continue to meet their expenses for many months before they see the first penny of profit from a new internet business even though those facts are readily available.
These are the ones who go out there looking for get-rich-quick schemes and end up becoming victims of internet scam artists.
The right mindset is this: You must expect to work hard. You must expect to work long and tedious hours. You will not be an over-night success. People are not going to line up to give you their money. You are going to have to earn it.
Laying a Sound Foundation
Occasionally people will start an internet business that has no business background at all. This is another reason for the high failure rate of new internet entrepreneurship.
If you do not have an education in business, then you would be very wise indeed to speak with those who are well versed in business.
An internet business of any kind is a BUSINESS. It must be run like a business and it must be build upon sound business practices. The only ‘dumb’ questions are those that are never asked.
You need information and the best way there is to get the information that you need is to simply ask questions of those who have the answers.
There are courses available both out in the brick and mortar world as well as on the internet about how to set up and run a successful business.
You can’t abide by the rules if you don’t know what the rules are. Do your homework before you launch your business.
You need to lay a rock-solid foundation so that your new business doesn’t become one of the casualties that are caused by poor planning or even no planning. You need a business plan.
You need a business model and it needs to be one that you can understand and follow. Jumping in and hoping for the best isn’t a plan. That will only insure that your new internet business will not still be in existence four months from now.
Unlocking Growth and Expansion
Nothing in this world ever stays the same. The only absolute certainty is change. Internet business is not an exception to this rule. As a matter of fact, business on the internet changes faster than just about anything you can imagine.
Another reason that so many new internet businesses don’t survive for very long is that a new e-entrepreneur will start a business based upon one single idea and never grow or expand beyond that single idea.
These people have what I sometimes call ‘tunnel vision’. They don’t look around at the internet business landscape and make the necessary changes that keep them visible and a player in the marketplace.
Internet businesses themselves will naturally grow and expand if the owner or manager of the business grows and expands his knowledge and is willing to adapt to the inevitable changes that take place on a daily basis in Internet business.
It is simply good business to invest a minimum of 5% of your time and your income back into yourself. You ARE your business.
I’ve heard the term ‘continuing education’ tossed about like it was a choice to be made.
Continuing education is not a choice if a business is to be successful. The 10% of new internet businesses that will still be around after the next 120 days will be owned or managed by people who are constantly learning new things and applying those new things to the internet businesses that they operate.
They attend real-world seminars. They attend tel seminars and webinars. They read multiple newsletters every single day.
They learn…they grow….they adapt….they succeed. That is very easy to say but it is much harder to accomplish. However, those who do accomplish it will still be in business when most others are not.
There is an old saying that I quote very often. “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail!” I say it often because it is the single most important fact of success in a nutshell.
A plan for an internet business is just exactly like a road map that would be used for making a road trip.
It is a detailed plan of how to get from point A (starting an internet business) to point B (having a successful internet business) in the shortest possible time and without taking the scenic route.
Most of the time those who begin new internet businesses have been working at jobs for which they were paid a salary. They are in the ‘work equals money’ mindset and they bring that mindset into their internet businesses.
They will even spend their time searching for more ‘work’ to do rather than searching for ways in which to make money.
Unless the ‘work = money’ mindset can be quickly changed to the ‘sales = money’ mindset, the business will certainly fail and fail very quickly.
One of the most important items that can be listed in a business plan is to ‘find a mentor’. You can have all of the details written down of exactly how you plan to succeed but if you can find a mentor that process can be cut in half.
Of course, it is very unlikely that you will find a mentor within the first 120 days of starting your new internet business but that item needs to always be in your mind as you make contacts and build business relationships.
Building an internet business is a very exciting undertaking but it ish an obstacle. You can overcome the obstacles and succeed but don’t expect it to be easy or quick. It will be neither.
Stephen Richards Covey (born October 24, 1932, in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the author of the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Other books he has written include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. In 2004, Covey released The 8th Habit. In 2008, Covey released The Leader In Me—How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He is a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
Covey is the son of Stephen Glenn Covey and his wife Irene Louise Richards. Louise is the daughter of Stephen L Richards, an apostle, and counselor in the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under David O. McKay.
Covey earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Utah, an MBA from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Religious Education (DRE) from Brigham Young University. Covey is a brother of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity. He has been awarded ten honorary doctorates.
Stephen Covey: Day 1
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Don’t argue for other people’s weaknesses. Don’t argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it–immediately.
Every human has four endowments- self-awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective-expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Stephen Covey: Day 2
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.
The management works in the system. Leadership works on the system.
Stephen Covey: Day 3
Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
One of the best ways to educate our hearts is to look at our interaction with other people because our relationships with others are fundamentally a reflection of our relationship with ourselves.
Begin with the end in mind.
Paradigms are powerful because they create the lens through which we see the world.
Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or as we are conditioned to see it.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it? True effectiveness require balance.
Our character is a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.