How to make decisions today and tomorrow facing so many unknowns

YOU Create it.  Think outside the box, step outside the box and make it happen.

EXPECT CHANGE and allow yourself to adopt and embrace:

Confidence

Harnesses

Achievable

Notions

Generating

Experts

Change, yes, change is inevitable and how we prepare for | respond to it determines the results.  Choosing, first and foremost, to make those results favorable and positive to you and those touched by the action / reaction.

There are many words / actions / perceptions from the words you can fill in for each letter in the word CHANGE but know that confidence will harness achievable notions until generating experts.  We are all experts; at what does not matter.

What does matter is that we release the expertise we have harnessed over the years.  The years change, attitudes, hope or hopelessness prevail.  You must choose which will serve you and those you love best.

I dare scream … choose to be confident, fulfilled by the challenge and grateful for the outcome… CSea

We have always know there are two sides to everything.  I’ll never forget hearing it from George Burns on stage in Las Vegas, there is a top to every bottom, a left side to every right side, an end to every beginning, etc. etc.  There was attitude in what and how he said it but everyone got the gist of his message.

Being proactive, aware of potential circumstances will effectively arm us with the knowledge to obviate / defeat the downside.

The Power of Habit by Denis Waitley

changing fate

You may know me.
I’m your constant companion.

I’m your greatest helper; I’m your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am at your command.
Half the tasks you do might as well be turned over to me.

I’m able to do them quickly, and I’m able to do them the same every time,
if that’s what you want.

I’m easily managed; all you’ve got to do is be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want it done; after a few lessons I’ll do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men and women; of course,
I’m the servant of all the failures as well.
I’ve made all the winners who have ever lived.
And, I’ve made all the losers too.

But I work with all the precision of a marvelous computer
with the intelligence of a human being.
You may run me for profit, or you may run me to ruin;
it makes no difference to me.

Take me. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Be firm with me, and I’ll put the world at your feet.
Who am I?

I’m Habit!

We can breathe a little easier this holiday season.

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Truck Pollution

We can breathe a little easier this holiday season.

To believe…

It is easy to believe in what we see

It is far more rewarding to believe in what you cannot see

…reposted from Positive Thoughts

To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen, and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child’s eyes and the beauty of an aging hand, for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
If only we believe

Author Unknown.

To believe…

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 01:55 PM PST

To belie

To believe…

Posted: 16 Dec 2010 01:55 PM PST

To believe is to know that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen, and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child’s eyes and the beauty of an aging hand, for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
If only we believe

Author Unknown.

ve is to know that every day
is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child’s eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength
and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises
are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
If only we believe

Author Unknown. Nature_photography_workshop


Altitude Adjustment

soaring with the shark by Leigh

Here we are on the 14th of December, 2010.

As we close out the first Decade of the new Millennium; I give eternal gratitude for my flexible and optimistic attitude.

The altitude I’ve climbed to reach this inner peace is negligible to all of you readers yet is represents supernatural heights to me (my attitude soars). It does not matter to you; this is natural.  Turn it around on yourself and your attitude. How do the perceptions of others touch you?

Isn’t that what every day represents to each of you?  The heights you traveled with and without incident to collectively bring you to where you are today?

Your attitude is a firm roadmap. It predetermines if you stay on track or deviate off onto the dead end roads.

We each have the choice in attitude whether at your highest altitude in life or your lowest.  How we perceive reality is again, a choice.

10 people can read this article and there will be 9 presumptions between ‘great reminder to what is her agenda here?’  One reader will see the words and not presume anything at all; they will positively receive and benefit from the information.  That is just the way it is.

If you can patent ‘positive attitude guaranteed’ I’ll be the first to invest. How boring would that be anyway?

Choose wisely.  You are never alone.  Believing is what you see is easy; believing in the unseen is spectacular.

CSea Perkins, 14dec10

Entrepreneurship Quiz – SUCCESS magazine

Entrepreneurship Quiz – SUCCESS magazine.

Seeking Entrepreneurs to participate in the nations newest technologies related to sustainability and energy efficiency.

Take the quiz to determine if now is the right time to explore your Entrepreneurial skills and help others do the same.

Use This Re-Phrase And Increase Your Enrolling Power

Yes on stage at Lifestyles Pavilion in Columbu...

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This morning it was quite easy to determine the daily message.  I didn’t even have to write it as Michael Oliver beat me to the punch.  Very well stated message below.  There is no I in TEAM.  Hence, if you could… holds so much more weight than … if I could …

There is a standard “closing phrase” in conventional selling that goes like this;

  • If I could show you a way to… (you fill in the rest)?

If you’ve used this, you’ve probably discovered it causes most people to back away and shut down on you.

The reason is that you’ve got the word “I” in there. It sounds self-serving and people sense a possible trap, so they put up their defenses, especially if it’s used early in a conversation. (Why is it that so many sales techniques are geared toward closing so early? It mostly leads to tears!)

However, REPHRASED and used as a Qualifying Question (not a closing question – there is a big difference), and used with the correct INTENT, it will produce outstanding results.

You do this by removing the word “I” and using neutral words, such as,

  • If there was a way you could… (get the money you’re looking for so that you can feel good about spending more time with your community) …do you ever look for opportunities to do that?
  • If you were able to… (reduce or eliminate that back pain so that you didn’t have to be dependent on others anymore).. by taking something else, is that what you’re looking for?

Can you feel the difference in energy or vibration of the conventional phrase and the Natural Selling phrase. If the new phrase feels better, then the person you’re talking with will also feel the same way?

Using the above as guidelines, create some phrases of your own. Say them a few times until you get the tone and feeling you want.

Your Intent

The success of the rephrasing has a lot to do with your intent. If you use it to close someone to achieve an objective, they are still likely to back away.

However, if you use it as a way to qualify whether they are serious about wanting to make a change, coming from a place of what I call Concerned Detachment, people will feel curious, as though you know something that they would like to know. They’ll respond with answers like;

  • Yes I would… depending on what it is
  • Why? Do you know of something?

Use it if you’re not doing so already. Observe how comfortable you are and how many more positive responses you get.

If you would like more tips like this, check out my downloadable coaching program entitled “How To Have Fearless Conversations…

The Seven Spiritual Laws by Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra in November 2006, speaking at Yahoo.

Image via Wikipedia

Real spiritual growth changes a person in a paradoxical way, bringing both understanding and preserving innocence. Deeper than love, the one thing you can’t do without is innocence. Innocence is the source of love. It is openness.

The Seven Spiritual Laws :

1.       Everything is possible. We all have the gift of creating absolutely anything. There’s no limit to what we can do or be.

2.       If you want to get something, give it. Always give with a happy heart. The greatest gift is feeling good.

3.       When you make a choice, you change the future (karma). Your choices bring about changes. To make good choices, follow your heart. How do your choices make you feel?

4.       Don’t say no—go with the flow. Create peace within by learning acceptance of what is outside our control.

5.       Every time you wish or want, you plant a seed. Making your wish is like planting a seed and believing that it will grow. Let nature do the rest.

6.       Be open to life and enjoy the journey. New ways and new ideas can lead to more happiness.

7.       You are here for a reason. Your dharma is your purpose, path, or vision, the unique talent that you are here on Earth to share. Your dharma is your happiness.

Your Forces and How to Use Them

Joey Coulter promised to   win; and WIN he did

Promise yourself to be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.

To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Christian D Larson
“Your Forces and How to Use Them
” 1912

Take charge of your thoughts

Take charge of your thoughts.

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:37 AM PDT

photo by Positive Thoughts

Happiness begins with a decision.

I received a cute email today reminding me again of how important it is to plan to be happy. At first blush that might sound a little silly—but silly is one thing it is not. Happiness begins with a decision—a recognition, a choice.

What is happiness? Let me share this little story with you, one you may have heard before but still worth repeating. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, one of the staff members provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

“I love it,” he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room; just wait!!”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” he replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged. It’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away. Just for this time in my life.”

Why not start building your happy memories today by choosing to be happy. Take charge of your thoughts today. It’s not your mind if you allow anyone and any media to fill it indiscriminately. It’s not your choice if you’re choosing between the options programmed for you to choose between. It’s past time to become the programmer of your own mind. To own happiness you must first get beyond all those negative thoughts and feelings that have been foisted upon you as a part and parcel of your enculturation.

Begin today by finding the good in all if it requires saying to yourself, “I can’t wait to see what good comes from this.” Hold onto that gratitude attitude and happiness will follow. Help another and the speed by which happiness arrives will be accelerated. Do a good deed every day and you will glue that happiness to you.

Eldon Taylor.


Mentally Tough by Ron White

One of the least talked about factors of success is being mentally tough. Mental toughness will allow you to endure adversity, hardship, setbacks and ultimately achieve success.

The next question is: What does it mean to be mentally tough?

• It means when trouble and heartaches head your way, you are not permanently knocked off the bicycle of life.
• It means when your plan is not going exactly the way you planned, you press on.
• It means when others criticize, you refuse to allow someone else to dictate your thoughts or direction.
• It means you know who you are.
• It means you accept 100 percent responsibility for every action you have ever taken.

Now, if being mentally tough is so crucial to success, how do you become mentally tough?

Some of the most mentally tough people I have ever known are ones who I’ve served next to in the military. They are mentally tough because the military forces—and I mean forces—you to adopt three behaviors. In the military you will never be allowed to blame someone else, you will be required to be physically fit and you will be given daily goals—and you will accomplish them!

The first key to being mentally tough is refusing to be a victim and accepting 100 percent responsibility for your actions. It is not your parents’ fault, your boss’s fault, the fault of the government or someone you knew when you were a teenager. How in the world can you be mentally tough when you blame others for your lot in life? It is empowering to accept responsibility for your fate.

When you consciously or subconsciously blame another (government, economy, family, etc.) for the outcome of your life, you are significantly reducing the chances of a happy life. This is true because you have given someone else the power to control your thoughts and actions.

Next, become mentally tough by becoming physically tough. Yes, there is a confidence that you will have when your muscles are toned and a walk on the beach does not exhaust you. But, when I am 85 years old, do I expect to bench press 225 pounds and run four miles a day? Absolutely not! However, I do expect myself to put forth the maximum effort all the time so whether I am 35, 45, 55 or 85 I am in the best possible shape for a 35-, 45-, 55- or 85-year-old.

The confidence that comes from being fit is one that can’t be found anywhere else. Watch what you eat and exercise. It is crucial to being mentally tough.

Set goals and then accomplish them! How many times do people make New Year’s resolutions only to break them by January 20? This is a much bigger deal than you may think. It is a big deal because subconsciously you are telling your mind, “I can’t even keep a New Year’s resolution!” When you tell yourself this subconsciously, you then begin to lose confidence in yourself, and every aspect of your life is affected. When someone compliments you, it makes you feel awkward because deep down you think, “Gee, if they only knew that I can’t even keep a New Year’s resolution.”

Conversely, if you set a small goal of reading a book a month and you accomplish it, your self-confidence begins to build. Subconsciously you are telling yourself, “I am valuable—I am worth it. I can hit my goals. I am successful.” When you see yourself this way, you are well on the way to becoming mentally tough. In military boot camp, you are given a daily goal of folding your underwear in a set pattern and making your bed in a prescribed way. When you accomplish this goal day after day, even though it is so small, it is making a mental deposit into your self-esteem bank account that says you can accomplish goals and are valuable.

Being mentally tough is often the last piece of the puzzle to focus on for success. Yet I know very few successful people who are not mentally tough. It is easier to get there than you think. Become responsible for your life, stay in shape and set and accomplish your goals. When you do, you will exit your own personal boot camp with a confidence to rival that of a Navy SEAL!

Discover what the U.S. Navy SEAL attitude of “The only easy day was yesterday” means and how that translates into discipline and much, much more! Check out Ron White’s Mind of a SEAL MP3 audio program. You get three 4-hour tele-seminars covering discipline, leadership and confidence. Click here for details.

How Thoughts Work by Stephanie Dowrick

How Thoughts Work.

thoughts are things and things have wings

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 06:08 AM PDT

You can’t change unhelpful attitudes unless you understand how thoughts work.

This is something to experience- not just read about.

When you catch yourself thinking the same thought or small collection of thoughts repeatedly, especially when they are affecting your mood or outlook negatively , sit back and watch them.

”Watching your thoughts”, you will become aware of several things:

Your thoughts are running on a loop.  When you are anxious or preoccupied the same ”thought” tends to appear with monotonous regularity.

You can observe your thoughts; they are not who you are ! (As the observer, you can ”direct” them differently.)

Thoughts drive emotions : as you think , so you will feel.

Even when your repetitive thoughts seem to be the product of your anxiety, know that it is the thoughts that are feeding the anxiety rather than the other way around.

If you want to think and feel differently, it is immensely freeing to experience that:

Your thoughts are not inevitable.

Your thoughts are self-made.

Thoughts affect mood -not the other way around… Stephanie Dowrick.

eco talk defined … Eco-Terminologies

Communication, photo image courtesy of Joe Potrebenko

Posted by Green Life Staff

With all the talk of us needing to live in a more ecologically-friendly way many new terms of popped up to confuse people.  What do all these new terms mean?  We will explain some of these terms so that the next time you see them you will understand them better.

Energy Star

Appliances that have the Energy Star symbol on them are more energy efficient, than ones without it.  This shows that the appliances pass the standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA.  This stamp of approval is not just for appliances it can be for products used in construction too such as windows.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable means substance will breakdown and decompose back to nature without hurting it in any way.  This means any animal or plant material.  Anything that will not breakdown or hurts the earth in the process then it is not biodegradable.  So it is better to use products that are biodegradable.  You can find products such as cups and plates that are made from corn and sugarcane respectively.  These are just a couple of examples.

VOC

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) can be found in synthetic foams, paint, stains and fabrics among other things.  These are known carcinogens and the labels on the substances should state if they have zero or low VOCs in them.

CFL

CFL stands for compact fluorescent light bulbs.  These have a higher energy-efficiency rating than the traditional incandescent light bulbs do and they last much longer.

Global Warming

This phrase of global warming has been so bounced around today.  The environmentalists and researchers feel that with the earth’s temperature rising today on a continual basis because of the greenhouse gases people are releasing into the air.  Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide are two examples of greenhouse gases.  Not all the experts agree on this theory though.  Still it does not hurt for people to conserve energy and cut down on their carbon footprint.

Deconstruction

Deconstruction just means taking a building that is slated to be torn down and tearing it down in a way that keeps the usable items out of it.  Then people can reuse the ceiling fans, stained glass windows or even the cabinets.  This way, things are recycled as much as possible instead of going in the landfills.

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is cotton grown using no fertilizers or pesticides.  This organic cotton is being made into all sorts of products.  The only thing is the products could be manufactured using chemicals that are harsh.  It is best to look into who has made the products before thinking the products are truly organic all the way through the processing.  It will not help you to buy something that started organic if in the processing it has been tainted with chemicals.

These are just a few of the eco-terms you will see talked about today.  Now you have a better understanding of these terms.  You can find many more online if you are interested.  Help save our earth and think more green today.

SOURCE:  Eco-Terminologies

why I am grateful

Here are a few of the many reasons

my attitude of gratitude grows daily.

attitude is action

Image credit given to http://fotosearch.com and CSea Perkins

Happy Birthday America

Posting a gigantic shout out to our Brothers and Sisters in Arms;

as we give thanks and honor them.

Collage created by CSea Perkins giving credit to http://Fotosearch.com for all but one image.

Top left image credit to Ann Thompson.

Food for thought and action

Setting Our Intentions by Deepak Chopra.

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 06:58 PM PDT

Intentions are the seeds of consciousness, or spirit. They have infinite organizing power and orchestrate everything that manifests in the universe. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Letting go is planting them in the depths of your consciousness. It is there that they get the nourishment and support to grow and develop. The Law of Intention and Desire lays out the five steps for cultivating and fulfilling your intentions with effortless ease:

  1. Center yourself in restful awareness. This means entering the gap or the silent space between thoughts – that boundless, eternal field that is your essential Being. The most powerful way to enter the silence is through a regular meditation practice.
  2. When you are established in restful awareness, release your intentions and desires. Make a list of your goals and look at it before you start your meditation. You are releasing your intentions into the fertile ground of pure potentiality, and they will bloom when the season is right. You don’t want to dig up the seeds to see if they are growing, or get attached to the way that they come forth. Simply release your intentions into the gap.
  3. Remain centered in your awareness of your true Self and your connection to the field of pure potentiality. Refuse to be influenced by other people’s doubts or criticisms. Your true Self knows that everything is all right and will be all right, even without knowing the timing or the details of what will happen.
  4. Let go of your attachment to the outcome. Relinquish your rigid attachment to a specific result and live in the wisdom of uncertainty. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity, while detachment is based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self. Enjoy every moment of your life, even if you don’t know the outcome.
  5. Let the universe handle the details. Your focused intentions set the infinite organizing power of the universe in motion. Trust that infinite organizing power to orchestrate the complete fulfillment of your desires. 

Finally, I offer you these beautiful words from the Vedic seer:

“I am the immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be, and my desires are like seeds left in the ground: they wait for the right season and then spontaneously manifest into beautiful flowers and mighty trees, into enchanted gardens and majestic forests.”


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