Friday, May 29, 2009

Intention To Bring A Product To Market

All of you know I've worked my behind off to get our gloves in stores this fall ( If I had a place to go get answers like this newly created library, I'd have been in hog heaven! Check it out. If you're not an inventor, send this link to everyone you know, I bet you have friends who have ideas and just don't know where to start. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Happy inventing!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is There Something You Resist?

Here's something to think about; do you spend so much time trying not to be or do something that you find you are right there doing and being exactly that? Think about that for a second. It's a lot to take in.

With certain things in our lives, we know we don't want to be there. We don't want to do that. If you put enough attention on those things you despise, those are exactly the things you are going to get. It doesn't seem fair, but if you recall, the universe is not biased, it simply looks at the magnitude of your energy output and magnifies it back to you. If you only remember one thing today, remember to make the earthquake with a magnitude "six-point-this-is-what-rocks-my-world-seven" in all the good ways!

Do what you have to do to handle anything sticky or not pleasant and get on to creating the good stuff. The stuff that makes the bad seem simply mundane! How much attention do you pay to the mundane? Exactly!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I'm off spending this day with my family. I hope you are, too!

Please take a moment and remember the many lives that have been sacrificed to allow us the freedoms we so dearly love. Also, the men and women who did not give their lives, come back from war forever changed. This in turn changes the families they love.

In loving memory of my dad, a VFW (WWII and the Korean War).

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Day That Got Away!

Have you ever had one of those days that just got away from you? Today was that day for me.

In hindsight, I was struggling to try to figure out how to best use my evening and Saturday morning while Dave and Mason were away, and I ended up never getting it worked out!

Sometimes too many options are as bad as not enough options. As of the writing of this post, I think I'm going to bed early and planning to sleep late tomorrow. That basically means I'm planning to get nothing done! I'm sure I'll come around and make something happen, but for now, rest and rejuvenation on all that's getting checked off my list!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What Is Your Intention For This Day?

Do you ever think like that? Do you actually intend for your day to be something specific? I do.

It's like your "to do" list only it's specifically about the energy of your day. I'm a list person. I might think it's because I'm getting older and my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, but I've always been a list maker. If I put it on my list, it likely gets done in a timely fashion. I can go about the tasks in my day not having to worry about forgetting anything. As I finish one, I go cross it off my list and start the next task.

I do this as I start each day in terms of, "what are my intentions for today?" I can review my list from yesterday and see what needs to happen, and I take a peek at my calendar and see where I need to be, and from there, I have a pretty good feel of what my intentions are for this special day.

Today I have a long list of things I need to do. I've already finished several of them.

My intention for today is to serve enough people with what I know that will help them, and in turn, see that energy flow back to me in terms of freelance writing work and Virtual Assistant projects.

In essence, you could say I'm listening to the wonderful Zig Ziglar, "You can have anything you want as long as you help enough other people get what they want." I love it.

Now, how can I help you?

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Surprise Day Was Wonderful

Dave took the day off and we had a spontaneous day of fun.

We started off with breakfast at Awful Annie's in Old Town Auburn where we had breakfast outdoors on the veranda. After a delicious meal, we put the top down on the Miata and headed over the summit to Boomtown where we had a few dollars to play poker. We played for an hour or so with the seniors who clearly play everyday, they all knew each other, and the dealers, too!

From there, we headed back home stopping at a beautiful spot along the Truckee river. The water is raging and the scenery was gorgeous! We kissed and played on the rocks like new lovers, and took pictures to remind us that we an still have fun like we did as a brand new couple.

After our stop at the river, we stopped in at Fox Barrel Brewery and tasted cider, yum! We planned a nice barbecue for later, but before we picked Mason up, we made our final stop at Carpe Vino back in Old Town Auburn, for a lovely glass of zinfandel.

What a great day. The best part is that Dave acts on his intention to keep our marriage full of love and life. Friday was the epitome of Intentional Winning in Marriage!

Pictures From My Day With Dave

Breakfast on the veranda at Awful Annies

Arrived at Boomtown to play poker with the seniors

The two of us at the river

My hunky hubby!

The rushing Truckee river at Rainbow Lodge

Carpe Vino in Old Town Auburn

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Surprise!

After all the doom and gloom this week, Dave has a surprise for me. All I know is I'm to clear my calendar and dress for the top down. On the car! I'll let you know on Monday what the day had in store! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How Good Are You, Really?

Mason used to love bull riding and bull riders. From the time he was just about two until he was almost five, he has was obsessed pretending to ride bulls, watching Cowboy U over and over, dressing like a cowboy and roping the dog. It would only make sense that when he heard the advertisement for the Professional Bull Riders event coming to Sacramento he would want to go.

Of course we want to take our kids to see and do the things they love, but 2007 brought with it a strict financial plan that did not include a day at the arena watching bull riders. Our local country radio station has a promotion every weekend and appropriately guess what? Tickets to the PBR event, and an entry into a drawing for use of the KNCI box with a party for the winner and 15 of their friends.

I had not won on the radio in quite some time so when I felt that familiar excitement I knew I was going to win those tickets.

The first opportunity to call came and the sound we were listening for was not very easy to hear. This was good news because I think this increased my odds. You see, I have “Supersonic Radio Contest Hearing.” When the sounder played, I called and got a ring right out of the gate, no pun intended. "Caller number 1." Redial, busy, redial, busy, redial, busy, redial, ring! It’s ringing! “Caller 5” the DJ quickly answered and hung up. Oh good, I’m in I think as I hung up and redialed again. I dialed and redialed numerous more times and then the phone rang. “Caller 19” I hear. Not this time I thought as I waited to call again.

I tried to call the next time and I was callers 1, 12, 18 and 23! I needed to be caller 25. At this point I was unsure how many more opportunities I was going to have, so I called the radio station to ask how late they would playing. To y surprize, the DJ answered the phone saying “Hello, you win!” “Win? Win what?” I replied. It was a movie promotion prize pack and I immediately told him I did not want to win that, I wanted to win the bull riding tickets. He was a little taken aback but told me he would have more bull riding tickets in the next 10 minutes.

10 minutes later it was time to call and this time I had to answer a trivia question about Minnie Pearl’s hat. I was the first caller and I answered correctly and won. Mason did a very cute “Yee Haw Cowboy!” on the phone and we discussed that I just conceded the win a few minutes ago. I assured him I intended to be the winner of the grand prize on Monday and he informed me that this was a little sidebar contest, an extra pair of tickets that were not included in the weekend contest and thus did not qualify me for the grand prize. I told him I had to be in the drawing for the grand prize and I needed to pull out of this one, too. He was shocked. He asksed me if he could still play Mason on the radio since he was so cute and of course I said yes. He wished me luck and we hung up.

By now my husband was sitting on the couch in the living room in utter disbelief. He had heard me concede two prizes and had to come downstairs to see what is going on. While we were sitting together discussing all of this, it was time to call again. He started dialing on his cell phone and I was calling from our home phone. The phone was ringing and I won, I was caller number 25. This not only won me two tickets but I was now qualified to be in the drawing to win the grand prize. The DJ was blown away, he said “You really won. You are really caller 25” I know I told him. I let him know that I have an uncanny ability to win when I put my mind to it. “No kidding!” he said.

I won the tickets to take my family to the PBR event the following weekend but despite my best intentioned efforts, I did not win the grand prize for 15 of my friends to join us. No matter, I was elated and Mason got to see the bulls and riders. I love the power of intention and the ability to pull forth the things we desire for the people we love.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives!

Are you reading what people are saying about Intentional Winning and the Law of Attraction? If you're not, start!

This is the best motivation because these are real people just like you! Not the ones that are living at the next levels of finance and success. It's not to say that they are any less real than we are, it's just to say that I feel so inspired by the people who are in the trenches, balancing their lives and making things happen to get to the next level as they see their dreams manifesting.

Here's what Tania shared with me. Tania is a woman who has been dealt a few crappy cards in life, but frankly, I don't know that she sees it that way. She sees her life as it is, and takes responsibility for making it her dream life. From there, she instills those same great life skills in her kids. Check this out.

"I think the number one kicker in people's lives are the people around them.

My son was trying out for a provincial football team. He had two of his friends at the house with him, who were also trying out. I know they were trying to save their egos from the sadness of not making the team by what they were saying, "No way we'll make this team and you won't either Michael (my son)." I heard Michael start to say negative things about himself and his friends were agreeing with him!

I called him over for a private chat. He had already received numerous awards at a national level, so it was strange to hear him speak this way. I asked him why he thought he couldn't make it. He didn't know. In fact, after 5 minutes of talking about why he didn't know how things became negative, he turned it around and started focusing again on the positive.

He decided it was time for his friends to go home so he could focus more on the good, before morning tryouts. He made the team, but his friends didn't. Michael then saw that his friends decided the night before that they weren't going to make it."

Tania, you are a shiny example for all of us. I admire and respect you and thank you for your friendship!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Law Of Attraction Defined

Wikipedia says, "The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by new thought writers, has a variety of definitions. Turn-of-the-century references conceptualized the law of attraction as relating to physical structure and to how matter develops. A more modern consensus among new thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction says people's thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) dictate the reality of their lives, whether or not they're aware of it. Essentially "if you really want something and truly believe it's possible, you'll get it", but putting a lot of attention and thought onto something you don't want means you'll probably get that too."

It's only fair to share the other side as well. Wikipedia goes on to say, "Since many of the claims of the law of attraction appear impossible without violating established scientific principles and our understanding of the universe, it has received criticism from the scientific community. Physicist Ali Alousi, for instance, criticized it as unmeasurable (and therefore unscientific) as well as questioning the likelihood that thoughts can affect anything outside the head. The Associated Press is also quoted as saying that "some medical professionals suggest it could even lead to a blame-the-victim mentality and actually be dangerous to those suffering from serious illness or mental disorders."

This is a very basic definition and those of us who believe the law of attraction is alive and well, know there is so much more to it. Intentional Winning, (LOA plays a mjor part in IW) starts first with taking responsibility for your condition, for better and for worse. You got you where you are, and I believe you can get yourself wherever you want to be!

You know, it's not airy-fairy, think it to be it, it's so much more. It's about first knowing what you want, finding a first step in that direction, taking that step, taking that step, taking that step! Yes, I know I wrote that three times, just as you will take that step three times, four times, ten times, a million times. Taking a step is taking action. When you take action, you move mountains. Resources become visible, people who are living where you want to be, will suddenly be in your life, the question then becomes, are you seeing what's now visible? Are you speaking with these "new" people, or smiling with a nod and moving on? When you determine what you want and start to become aware of how much opportunity is all around you, and then take the steps, you'll see that the law of attraction is alive, well and available to you!

We have started this journey, I'm so glad you're here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Let's Talk About The Secret

Have you seen it? Do you believe it? Better yet, do you live it? I do, for better and for worse!

Here's my take on the Law of Attraction (LOA), I do believe that we attract what we live. I have areas of my life (or psyche) that take a great deal of work to undo...undo many years of someone else's thinking layered again and again on my young being. Now that I have complete control over what I believe and practice, my life has traveled light years in the direction of success and abundance.

Without as much concentration and work, I can see the call from the producer of a national television show as exciting! I'm on their radar. If nothing comes of the communications, I still have that contact information. It just doesn't occur to me to sulk over the fact that, "It fell through! Darn! I never get the big break." All I can see it that, "It's happening, it's really happening!"

I loved that The Secret opened so many eyes to a new perspective, however, I feel they left out the importance of taking action. You have to DO something to make things happen.

I can go on and on about all the little things I see as the manifestation of the LOA, but I want to hear from you. I want to create a living, breathing forum for people to learn about what to do to really live the Law of Attraction. If it's wine making for you, what did you do, exactly? It it was finding the man/woman of your dreams, again, what action did you take? Share with us and let's build the momentum for all to see, and not just see, but see how-to!

I've got exciting plans for this year and I want you to be part of it. Join me here and I'll share more as we go!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Do You Volunteer?

I love to volunteer. Street fairs, festivals, service clubs, no matter what it is, it feels great to be a part of a greater good. You could spend a few hours at the library organizing periodicals, or doing other tasks that are continually left undone for lack of personnel. Visit a women's shelter or hospital (find out if the pediatric ward could use a storyteller). Call your church to discover projects just waiting for someone to help out.

I registered to volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. I invited some of my friends to sign up with me and all they saw was what hard work it would be. All I could see was all the interesting people I would meet, from all over the world, and all the opportunities that would present themselves outside of the job I would be doing. It turned out that they had more applicants than jobs so the fact that I lived in California, and not Utah, I was bumped.

I've met more interesting people, and had tons of fun volunteering. Find something you like to do, and find a place you can help. No matter what the outcome, it'll bring rewards you can't foresee! Go, volunteer, and have fun!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Can You Go To The River And Work In The Same Day?

I love Fridays! There's an excitement all day that has the phone ringing with friends making plans, e-mails passing about barbecue plans, and so much hope for the coming two days. Is Friday like this for you, too?

I've always been one of those people who make the most of every moment of each day. I know people who just can't do that. A perfect example is Sunday. Most of us have to go back to work on Monday and I know people who spend their whole day Sunday anticipating and getting ready to go back to work. I say, "Heck no!" I'm making the most of every moment of my time off.

It's all in how you think about it, but isn't that true with everything in life? I can remember working for a supermarket. I had to be to work at 1 PM so I got up, packed my lunch and went to the river with my boyfriend, I stayed at the river until 11:30, headed home, put my uniform on, grabbed my lunch and went to work. People were blown away, "You have to work today and here you are at the river?" Why is that so amazing? Why not enjoy a few hours in the sun with friends before going to work? Again, that's the difference between making the most of every moment, and spending "your" time preparing to be on "their" time.

It's the people who need most of the day Sunday to get ready to work on Monday that are amazed. It's funny that any of this is amazing at all! Make the most of every moment. You never know when your time is up, and who wants to spend our potentially last moments worrying about if we have our lunch made?