Last week my eleven year-old daughter came home from orchestra practice simply devastated. She had been the first to arrive, and as the others filed in, nobody chose to sit by her. She sat at the edge of the room, the only student with an empty chair at her side.
She felt rejected and alone.
So today, as I dropped her off, I encouraged her to hold back and let some of the others sit down first, and then make her choice to sit by someone she'd like to get to know better.
There are a lot of success gurus out there, and I have to admit I don't really see myself as one of them. I consider myself an ordinary person who tries her best to do the right things, but still makes mistakes just like anyone else. Perhaps one difference between me and other people is that I publicly share the lessons I've learned (and have yet to learn) along the way. (Thank you for coming along on my journey through life... it's nice to have your company!)
So what's the dif
We recently received a new comment (07/2009) that I wanted to share with you. Katie writes:
I can't even describe what an amazing miracle this course has been in my life. Everything has changed and I am a completely different person from when I started this journey in January. In a nutshell...I went from a happy, but blah, letting-life-take-me-where-it-will-and-be-happy-with-it person, to a vigorous and excited, let-me-partner-with-God-in-creating-miracles person.
In this economy, if you don't want to break, you've got to be flexible. Maybe your expected path to cash hasn't panned out. Maybe all you've worked for has evaporated and you don't know where to go from here.
To be flexible means to be open minded, to be teachable, to be able to bend into a form that may be unfamiliar, uncomfortable, awkward.
But when the alternative is snapping in half, it's better to bend.
Life is full of ups and downs, no matter how good you get at living the principles of success. You can be assured that everyone, everywhere will have plenty of opportunity throughout their life to experiment with different ways to deal with the inevitable and occasional pain.
Sometimes the pain is occasional, sometimes it seems pretty relentless. Sometimes it's physical pain, sometimes it's emotional pain, or some other kind of pain that gets our attention and causes us to start askin
Last week the phone rang, and my 14 year-old son picked it up. I heard him say, "Hello? ...Uh, yeah, just a minute." Then he turned to me with a quirky look on his face and said, "A really HAPPY Kevin is on the phone for you."
After I hung up the phone, my son had to know: "Mom, why was he SO happy??"
I just smiled... because it was no reason in particular except that this guy spends his days helping people crea
Learn the New Rules of how to profit in today's economy during a free conference call with my co-author for The Jackrabbit Factor sequel, Garrett B. Gunderson. Get answers to questions like these:
How do the principles of prosperity work in real world dollars, in these economic conditions? What can you do right now to turn things around and lay a solid foundation for your financial future?What can you do if you feel like it's too late to start over with so
Do you ever feel overloaded with too many options, too much information, too many people telling you what to do to succeed?
You're not alone. Here's an email I received, and my reply on the matter. Linda said:
I don’t know if you will actually answer this, but I am getting frustrated because I am getting INUNDATED with various “I have the secret YOU need to be successful in life” emails / offers / programs / gimmes!
I certainly can’t do them all simultaneously
Watch this short clip from my friend Garrett B. Gunderson:
Garrett is my co-author (for the upcoming sequel of The Jackrabbit Factor) and is the New York Times best-selling author of Killing Sacred Cows, and has taken everything I've ever known about success to the next level.
It's an honor to work with him, and I've learned and grown a LOT during the time we've been collaborating. I'm excited for you to get to know him better.
With a background as a financial advisor,
If you knew that millions of people now face, or will face, the same challenges that you have overcome (or are learning to overcome), and if you knew that you could spare them the heartache and pain you've endured, would you write?
Too many people take their good ideas to the grave with them, and thousands are left to repeat the mistakes that could have been avoided with a simple transference of knowledge.
YOU were given a unique combination of experiences, challenges,
Goal achievement is like making a phone call. If you dial the numbers right, it works. Children who have never used a phone will probably have trouble making it work right for a while, just as we can have trouble making the laws of success work to achieve our goals.
It takes practice!
When a goal doesn't happen the way you expected, it's easy to get discouraged. Actually, that IS the COMMON thing to do. The uncommon thing to do is brush yourself off and ask the hard que
If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you’re probably someone who tries to live by faith - believing in something good that you can’t see. To prosper using the law of attraction and six other primary laws of success depends on it.
No matter what your background or religious tradition may be, I celebrate the diversity of all of our readers, and am grateful for the blessing that we all have free agency to believe how we choose.
Thank you - to all who have
At least in my corner of the world, we’re experiencing springtime. It’s a season for new beginnings, new growth, and for witnessing the miracle in nature that what once looked dead, is finally reviving again. Sometimes finances, relationships, etc. to go through similar seasons.
For now, let’s talk about finances. Has your money tree seemed kind of dead?
As leafless and as dead as it may seem, it does still has living sap inside, ready to deliver nour