Reflections on 2016: A Year of Building

Reflections on 2016: A Year of Building

Although I’ve been a student of the Law of Attraction for decades (since my oldest brother introduced me to Tony Robbins in the early 90s), over the past year I’ve had the opportunity to study and apply it continuously, thanks to Tasha Chen and the Science of Getting Rich Academy.

Putting these principles into practice takes focused effort and unwavering faith in the process — a daunting task for any human being, especially since most of us have been raised with negative messages about money. This unhelpful programming has been embedded in our subconscious minds, which in turn, constantly remind us that acquiring wealth requires slavish hard work and/or is nearly impossible (only the “lucky ones” do, after all); the love of money is evil; and being poor is somehow virtuous.

A typical Florida sight: an egret crosses my path during my walk.

A typical Florida sight: an egret crosses my path during my walk.

In my case, positive messages about success and wealth at home contrasted sharply with those received throughout my Catholic schooling. I didn’t fully appreciate the origins of these conflicts until I had the chance to work with Tasha, both one-on-one, and within the fabulous community of like-minded people she has created.

For the most part, I’ve spent this past year acknowledging and releasing old thought patterns, forgiving those who helped to instill them, and remaining firm in BE-ing and Living in the Certain Way.

Through these daily, minute-by-minute efforts, I met author and entrepreneur William Todd, whose book The Mentor in Me, will be published soon by Writestream Publishing.  I sought out an affiliation with the incredible book publicist Michelle Kulp for Writestream Publishing — which became a reality this past summer. These are just two of the inspired actions I took, thanks to Tasha’s guidance.

Last week, I attended my first Women’s Prosperity Network, where I met even more like-minded people and won a raffle prize.

img_20161215_120400International Speaker, Best Selling Author and Global Leader, Nancy Matthews brings the perfect blend of business acumen, authenticity, heart and an intuitive understanding of people to all of her endeavors. After 20 years in corporate and dabbling in entrepreneurship on the side, in 2002 Nancy went into business for herself and the rest, as they say, is history. She is known as the “Visionary with Guts” for her persistence in going for her goals and dreams despite apparent obstacles or challenges and works with individuals and organizations to support them in achieving stellar results. As co-founder of Women’s Prosperity Network (along with her two sisters), Nancy’s leadership creates the space for women (and men) to embrace and step into higher levels of self-mastery and professional development. Since 2008 Women’s Prosperity Network has served thousands of people, through workshops, conferences and mastermind events and the weekly “Wow Wednedsay” teleclass that features today’s thought leaders and experts. She is the author of The One Philosophy, Visionaries with Guts, the highly acclaimed Receiving Your Riches Course and the Best Selling Series, Journey to the Stage. Nancy has been featured on NBC, BraveheartWomenTV, The John Tesh Radio Network and has shared the stage with some of today’s leading experts such as Jack Canfield, Seth Godin, Sharon Lechter, Loral Langemeier, Kevin Harrington, John Maxwell and Bob Burg. Nancy is currently the CEO and Founder of Visions In Action, Inc. (her coaching and consulting firm), and Co-Founder of Women’s Prosperity Network (WPN). She lives in South Florida and is the proud parent of 2 amazing children … they are light of her life! For more information about Nancy and Women’s Prosperity Network go to NancyMatthews.com and WomensProsperityNetwork.com Contact: Nancy@NancyMatthews.com (800) 928-6928

The Melbourne Causeway, one of my favorite sites in my own backyard.

The Melbourne Causeway, one of my favorite sites in my own backyard.

If you haven’t read Nancy Matthews’ powerful book, I highly recommend it. It is filled with practical wisdom and simple exercises you can do right now to change your mindset and your life. One of them involves a daily practice of gratitude ~ something I’ve done for many years, but thanks to Tasha, much more consistently throughout 2016.

While my physical manifestations have not yet materialized, I know and trust they are on their way. And when the old thought patterns threaten my faith in the creative process, giving thanks for what is already here is one simple, effective way to stand firm on principle.

This past Saturday is an example. I spent several hours walking in nature to appreciate what’s already all around me and to keep my mind saturated in gratefulness, versus guilt. Countless people this year have been incredibly good to me. They know who they are and I hope they know how much I appreciate them. One in particular comes to mind because she has gone above and beyond what anyone could have reasonably expected under the circumstances (which I’ll not divulge here). I’ve expressed my gratitude to her verbally and I certainly hope she recognizes herself in this blog post.

Rather than wallowing in guilt, I am choosing to channel my genuine thankfulness into resolute adherence to the principles outlined in the Science of Getting Rich. It’s the best way to prove their validity and vindicate her trust in me as the co-creator of my healthy, wealthy, abundant-in-every-good-way life.

What are you grateful for in your life? Who do you thank God for?

Keep a journal. Write it all down, every single day. Take nothing for granted, but give thanks for every good thing, no matter what else appears to be going wrong. By keeping your mind focused on the good that already exists, you will open the channels for even better events, circumstances and people to enter your life. Focusing on gratitude puts you in a high vibration, which in turn, attracts greater abundance and more reasons for you to feel thankful – a wonderful, scientific fact and self-fulfilling prophecy.

As for me, I am grateful for the countless opportunities I attracted in 2016 and look forward to the miracles and blessings sure to come in 2017. I am grateful for the people who have supported me in various ways in this past year and cannot wait to vindicate their faith in me in the New Year.

To all of them and to God, I say with unbridled enthusiasm and joy: thank you, thank you, thank you!

 

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Motivation Monday: The Wealthy Mind Manual

Motivation Monday: The Wealth Mind Manual

I recently came across this little gem on YouTube via the YouAreCreators2 Channel and highly recommend listening to it as often as possible until you fully absorb the principles outlined.

1. Decide to be wealthy the easy way with the infallible aid of your subconscious mind.

2. You do not have to strive or slave hard.

3. Wealth is a subconscious conviction.

4. The trouble with most people is that they have no INVISIBLE means of support.

5. Repeat the word “wealth” to yourself slowly and quietly for about five minutes prior to going to sleep and your subconscious will bring wealth to pass in your experience.

6. The feeling of wealth produces wealth.

7. Your conscious and subconscious mind must agree. The dominant idea is always accepted by the subconscious mind. Your dominant idea should be wealth, not poverty.

8. You can overcome any mental conflict concerning wealth by affirming frequently, “By day and by night, I am being prospered in all of my interests.”

9. Increase your sales by repeating, “My sales are improving every day. I am advancing, progressing and getting wealthier every day.”

10. Stop writing blank checks, as in “there isn’t enough to go around.”

11. Deposit thoughts of prosperity, wealth and success in your subconscious mind and the latter will give you compound interest.

12. What you consciously affirm you must not mentally deny a few minutes later.

13. The true source of wealth consists in the ideas of your mind.

14. Envy and jealousy are stumbling blocks to the flow of wealth. Rejoice in the prosperity of others.

15. The block to wealth is in your own mind. Destroy that block now by getting on good mental terms with everyone.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Writestream Publishing and Writestream Radio

Happy Thanksgiving from Writestream Publishing and Writestream Radio!

Wow, are we really at the end of 2016 already? It’s been a great year of growth personally and professionally, between my participation in Tasha Chen’s Science of Getting Rich Academy and my work as co-owner of Writestream Publishing and Writestream Radio.

Learning to be and live in the Certain Way has been a blessing. If you haven’t read The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles or watched any of the videos on Tasha Chen’s You Tube Channel, I highly recommend both.  Among many other gifts, this course, along with Tasha’s outstanding one-on-one coaching, has led me to develop important, mutually beneficial business relationships.

amazon-bestseller-badge-transparentThese include:

Being a believer in “relationship marketing”, Wattles’ concept of being “a creative center, through which increase is given to all” resonates well with me. My favorite way to attract new clients and projects is through engagement with talented, influential people of integrity. I’m thankful that this past year has been successful in that regard. I love being part of Tasha’s community as well as the one we’ve created via our efforts on behalf of Writestream Publishing and Writestream Radio.

I’m also thankful to Radnor Studio 21 host John Ricciutti for his unwavering support. He interviewed Lisa and me back in 2015 when we were just getting started, then invited us back twice in 2016. He’s an excellent interviewer who asks relevant questions and allows his guests to complete their answers — which makes his show informative and entertaining.

As noted in my blog post at Writestream Publishing:

createyourlife_logo1_white-2In 2016, we released the following books.

Additionally, we will be releasing The Mentor In Me by William Todd in the coming weeks. With a Foreword and handwritten notes by Bob Proctor, it is sure to be a mega success and inspire millions of readers around the world!

Two other books, Driven Soul and Mind Your Chatter: Mind Tools to Survive and Thrive in an Unpredictable World are set for release in early 2017, along with two compelling fictional novels.

It’s definitely a dance, maintaining the right balance between working in your business and working on your business, but one I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’m grateful to my family, friends, clients, colleagues, and biz partner Lisa for their trust and confidence in my abilities and look forward to even bigger and better achievements in 2016.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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I’m with Her

I’m with Her. No, not Hillary Clinton. Lady Liberty.

It’s not a secret I wasn’t a fan of Donald Trump, especially during the primaries.

I hated the way he recklessly smeared my candidate of choice, Ted Cruz, with disgusting and patently false claims like Rafael Cruz (his father) helping to plot the JFK Assassination. I despised his vicious attacks on Ted’s wife, Heidi Cruz.

And as for Trump’s so-called “locker room talk,” it was vile, immature, classless and crude…even if he was a private citizen engaged in what he thought was a private conversation at the time. Of course, these revelations didn’t come to light until October, presumably to kill any chance of Donald Trump winning the election. Yes, the quintessential “October Surprise.”

But getting back to the Primary.

For various reasons beyond my control (aside from casting my vote for Ted Cruz), voters selected him to run against Hillary Clinton in the General Election. Yes, I was disappointed. Yes, I was even angry for a time.

Then, I remembered that this is how elections work in a constitutional republic and that, like it or not, politics is a blood sport. But a necessary sport to participate in if I cared about my future, the future of my loved ones, and the enduring safety and prosperity of my country.

After my preferred candidate lost his bid for the General, I had two choices: I could whine and cry about the unfairness of it all, or I could behave like a mature adult and concerned American citizen. I chose the latter and voted for the candidate who at least held some positions I can fully support — first and foremost, repealing the abomination that is Obamacare.

Once Ted Cruz rose above the reprehensible attacks to publicly and vocally support Donald Trump’s candidacy, there was no doubt in my mind that I could follow his example. If he could ignore Trump’s vulgar treatment of him for the sake of the greater good, I had no excuse.

After eight long years under a President who has fanned the flames of racial discord in a manner I have never before experienced in my lifetime; initiated an all-out assault on vital industries like coal and the idea of individual ingenuity and entrepreneurial success (e.g. “You didn’t build that!”); lambasted entire professions such as doctors as “greedy,” (e.g. the mythical M.D.’s who are allegedly cutting off patients’ limbs to make more money); dismantled our (mostly) free-market healthcare system; crippled our military; weakened our standing as leader of the free world; endangered national security; and inserted himself into local police matters while fomenting hatred and violence against cops…and the list goes on and on…there was no way I was sitting this one out.

Living in a swing state that could prove crucial to the results, I also refused to throw my vote away on an ill-fated protest by writing in a name that had a snowball-in-hell’s chance of winning and would only serve Hillary Clinton’s blind ambition. As Mark Levin eloquently stated, this election was about “damage control.”

American citizens are suffering under these quasi-socialist policies. I’m one of them.

Since when does a free American have to pay a “shared responsibility” tax for exercising their right not to purchase a product?

Well, since Obamacare was rammed down our throats without one Republican vote in the House or Senate (yes, I’m angry at John Roberts and John Boehner because the former could have struck it down as unconstitutional and the other could have refused to fund it).

Ultimately, this election represented another opportunity to peacefully make my voice heard and I wasn’t going to squander it. Little did I know as the results started to pour in on Tuesday that not only would Donald Trump win, but Republicans would end up controlling the House and Senate. Now they have no excuses. And we still have a shot at beginning the long process of bringing our country back to limited government principles.

The icing on the cake?

The Clinton Crime Syndicate has been stopped. If justice and truth prevail, both Hillary and Bill will be sporting handcuffs and wearing orange jumpsuits soon. I’m indescribably relieved that this modern-day Bonnie and Clyde will never set foot in the White House again — a feeling shared by countless family members, friends and acquaintances. As a principled human being who happens to be a woman, I don’t really care if the United States elects a male or female President, as long as that person believes in our founding principles and is willing to fight for them.

Which is why I was never with her.

And why I highly recommend watching Hillary’s America, where Dinesh D’Souza lays out a compelling case in an entertaining, informative way.

Why am I with Lady Liberty?

  • I believe in legal immigration
  • I believe in assimilation (if you want to come here, adapt to our system of government and our culture)
  • I believe in every individual’s God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
  • I believe in American Exceptionalism (our current President, sadly, does not)
  • I believe “American” refers to an ideal (all are equal before the law and individuals are free to govern their own lives) ~ not a race, religion, ethnicity, sex, or sexual orientation
  • I vote with my brain, not my lady parts
  • I am not a victim; I am blessed to have been born an American citizen

Following Tuesday night’s election results, it appears enough Americans still yearn for the freedoms Lady Liberty represents. I’m with her. And I’m not alone. Thank you, God.

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