Expectations of Life

Expectations

“We must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of action and always expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What we regularly entertain in our mind creates a conception of self. What we conceive ourselves to be, we become.”
-Grace Speare

“You create your life with your thoughts.  All thought is creative.  Your thoughts make things happen.  A single thought in your mind is the seed for everything you do, feel, say or make.” – Liah Kraft-Kristaine

 

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Learn and Earn

The great Albert Einstein once said,

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins. The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize it that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have or do.”

We couldn’t agree more.  In fact, It’s frankly ABSURD to think you can succeed in SFI–or any business for that matter–if you don’t also commit to learning all about the business you’re in.  Every day, you should be absorbing new information and adding to your knowledge about SFI.  Indeed, there is no other path that will help you achieve success faster.

With SFI you’re going to quickly discover that you have at your fingertips an absolute WEALTH of knowledge, information, and world-class training resources.

Check it out here

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Fran Watson

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Live Each Day

THOUGHT FOR YOUR WEEK

The Art of Living Each Day

By Wilferd A. Peterson

 

Each day is a lifetime in miniature.

 To awaken each morning is to be born again, to fall asleep at night is to die to the day.

 In between waking and sleeping are the golden hours of the day.  What we cannot do for a lifetime we can do for a daytime.

 Anyone can hold their temper for a day and guard the words they speak.

 Anyone can carry his burden heroically for one day.

 Anyone can strive to be happy for a day and to spread happiness around.

 Anyone can radiate love for a day.

 Anyone can rise above fear for a day and meet each new situation with courage.

 Anyone can be kind and thoughtful and considerate for a day.

 Anyone can endeavor to learn something new each day and mark some growth.

 The supreme art of living is to strive to live each day well.

 When we fail and fall short, let us forgive ourselves and consider the words of Emerson:  “Finish every day and be done with it.  You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day; you will begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered by your old nonsense.”

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SFI – What is it all about?

Strong Futures International – SFI

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SFI stands for “Strong Future International Marketing Group,” and it’s one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in the world.

Starting with just one product, sold only in the United States, SFI has grown to more than 88,000 products and services (and growing daily) sold in more than 190 countries around the world.

SFI was created to allow anyone with a computer and Internet access the opportunity to tap into the worldwide e-commerce revolution. Anyone of legal age in his or her country can become an SFI affiliate for free by filling out an online registration form. There is no obligation or purchase requirements of any kind.

Once registered, affiliates are provided with professional Websites for marketing SFI’s products on the Internet. SFI also provides all necessary sale support services, such as customer service, payment processing, and product shipment – all at no cost to the affiliate. For each sale generated, SFI pays the referring affiliate a commission. Additional commissions can be earned by building and leading affiliate groups.

The mark of a successful company can be seen in its track record. SFI is now in its 19th year, with millions of dollars in annual sales and millions paid in commissions to thousands of affiliates around the world. SFI’s parent company, Carson Services, Inc., is now in its 32nd year of business and is registered with Dun and Bradstreet. SFI affiliates operate with the peace of mind brought about by associating with a proven, debt-free organization with a long, successful history.

Come and check it out…see if it is what you have  been looking for.  Click here

Fran

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Best Before Date

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Best Before Dates

Are you like me?  Do you have some spices or other things in your pantry that have passed their “best before date” some time ago?  How long has it been since you looked at them?  Well, if you are anything like me it could have been as long as, dare I say it, 24 years for one of the spices, 17 for another and 7 for another. 

When you see a price tag of 27 cents on the bottom of a spice jar, you know it’s been around much too long.

It got me thinking about all the PLR I have on my computer.  How much of that is something I don’t use, am not going to use, and it is just sitting there on my computer.  How much of that is past its “best before date”?

With PLR as with spices, it is important to use them when they are fresh – fresh in your mind and fresh with regard to product.  Today I threw out all the old spices and now I start on all the old PLR.

I recently read Sue Fleckenstein’s report on “How to put your PLR to use”, instead of leaving it collecting dust on your computer –  which you can view here at my affiliate link 

It’s important to be aware of what you have so that you can use it to the best advantage, whether in cooking or in internet marketing.  Sue also has a 30 Day Challenge where she teaches you various techniques for using your PLR to your benefit. 

Why not “spice up your life” by checking out her site and seeing what else she has to offer that you can use.  Click here.

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To your success

Fran

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Have You Ever “Hit The Wall”?

Have you ever hit a wall in your life?  It might have been a literal wall that you punched when you were upset.  It might have been a wall that you hit when running a marathon.  Or it might have been an event in your life that caused you to “hit the wall”.  The one thing that all these events have in common is pain – LOTS of pain.

Sometimes when we hit the wall we may lose consciousness for a while.  We become disoriented, unable to focus or to move forward.  It may take a little time to become clear headed enough to tackle that wall again, but once we know it is there we can begin to put into place what is needed to overcome it.

The tools we need depend on the wall we face.  If it is the runner’s wall, we may need to reach deep down to access the needed extra energy to carry on.  If it is a wall of heartache we may need some time to cry and process and then let friends help us through.

Perhaps some of you can relate to some of my stories.  You lose your lovely 3 bedroom bungalow in the city due to a business bankruptcy and have to move to a small house in the country.  A wall!

Your husband leaves you for another woman, leaving you with a 6 year old, a 4 year old and a 6 month old baby girl…plus frozen plumbing and an oil stove for heat.  A wall!

You apply to get mother’s allowance, but they won’t even give you enough to cover the cost of the mortgage, let alone the heat and groceries and car and phone – they didn’t consider the car and phone a necessity…A wall!

You get back together with your husband and have another child, but when he is 3 years old, you decide that you have had enough of your husband’s cheating, hit the wall and say “no more”.

Perhaps you have walls that are blocking you right now. High hydro bills on a fixed income, expensive repairs to your home or being part of a sandwich generation with parents and kids or grandkids.  You don’t have to be trapped behind them.  You just need some special tools.  I have found that the following tools are helpful:  patience, persistence, love, friends, determination, change of perspective, positive outlook, optimism, and hope.

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These are the tools that helped me get through the situations I just mentioned. My father in law put a chemical toilet in the bathroom and I pumped water from the outside well for 2 months.  My in-laws let us shower and do laundry and fed us weekly until my pipes thawed.  I went back to work for my ex during tax season to have money to pay the bills, and I started my university degree after he left for the last time.”

Have you noticed that in military training there is always a wall that must be climbed.  I think it’s because they have recognized that this is an important lesson for life – there are always walls to be overcome!

As we begin to gather the tools we need to tackle the wall, we may decide to scale it, however when we look up it seems to reach to the sky and we get discouraged and give up.

But what if we look at it from a different angle.  A different point of view.  What if we back up and look at it from a distance?  You may remember the TV show where they used to close one eye and pretend to crush people’s heads?  “I crush you.”  When you are far enough away you can crush that wall. “I crush you wall.”  Or you can look at it through the reverse end of the telescope or binoculars and it shrinks into submission.

You can also picture the wall turned sideways and walk beside it or you can push it over onto the ground and stomp on it.  The important thing is to not let the wall control your actions.  You are the person who controls your reaction to the wall and you are the one who can overcome the wall.

When we look at the lives of those we consider heroes, we see some of the walls they have overcome – illness, loss of limbs, paralysis, and more.  But every person has walls to tackle.  Ill health, marital breakups, death, accidents, loss of parent or child, failure of a business, disappointment in a job, disillusionment with some aspect of your life.

It’s how we deal with our walls that counts.  It’s developing the tools we need to chip away at what is holding us back, be they low walls or high walls.  We can sit at the bottom of the wall and crumble into tears, or we can break out the block and tackle and tear it down.  Sometimes it just takes a few good whacks to get it to fall.  Other times it may take a while to chip away a big enough space to pass through to the other side.

Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor in 180AD said: You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. 

It’s all about choices.

You just need to be creative and make the choices that work for you, whether it is a chisel or a sledge hammer or a whole crew of friends to knock that wall over.

Show that wall who’s the boss.

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Fran Watson

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Finding Passion

Make Each Day The Best It Can Be

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions? One day bleeds into the next until years have passed, and you’re left wondering where the time went.

Having passion and meaning in your life can break you out of your routine.

You might be working hard right now, but are you excited and fulfilled?

Use These Strategies To Find More Passion And Create A Life That Fulfills You:

  1. Determine what’s most important to you. Is it helping others or personal achievement? Does music move your soul? Do you love to compete? What brings you the most joy and happiness? Your passion in life is hidden in there somewhere. Can you find it?
  2. Think short-term. What could you do right now that sounds exciting to you? While long-term goals can be more meaningful, it’s important to enjoy yourself in the short-term, too. Now might be the time to try skydiving or visiting New Orleans. Maybe it’s finally time to try out for the local theater.
  3. Think long-term. Pursuits that are more meaningful are likely to require more time and energy. What do you want to do over the next 10+ years? If you could accomplish one thing before the end of your life, what would it be?
  • Imagine your doctor just told you that you only have weeks left to live, what is the one thing you wish you had done?
  1. How do you like to spend your free time now? If you have a few hours or a Saturday to yourself, how do you choose to spend it? Are you building a boat in your garage or writing a post for your blog? Your ideal life might include your current hobbies on a larger scale. Think about why you enjoy the hobbies you currently spend time on.
  2. If you were retired, what would you like to do? If you had more resources and unlimited time each day, how would you choose to spend your time? Describe your perfect day.
  3. Get out of your comfort zone. Most of us are limited by our fear of failure or a fear of the unknown. However, the most meaningful activities are most likely outside of your comfort zone. Be brave – explore all your opportunities.
  4. Set a goal to find meaning in your life. If you can set a goal to lose 25 pounds, you can set a goal to create a more exciting life. Create a goal to find your life’s passion. Give yourself 30 days and spend a few minutes each morning and night on the task. Close your eyes and listen for the answer. Keep a running list and evaluate it at the end of the month
  5. Turn off the TV. It’s hard to live a meaningful life full of passion if you’re spending time watching TV. You can find something better to do. Go do it.
  6. Do something new. If you’re stuck in a rut, the easiest way to shake up your thinking is to try a new activity. Take a salsa lesson or book a dinner cruise. New experiences help to make each day unique.

Humans have been searching for the meaning of life for millennia. While there isn’t a universal answer, it’s possible to find meaning in your own life. Avoid allowing your life to pass by without fully living it. Set a few goals and experience life outside your comfort zone. Find your passion and build your life around it.

To your success

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Fran Watson

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Habits Follow Routines

Make It A Habit – The Benefit Of A Routine & Habit Filled Day

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Do you notice that it gets harder to make decisions toward the end of the day? You’re too tired to figure out what to have for dinner or what to watch on TV. That’s because we all have a finite amount of decisions that we can make in any given day.

Knowing that helps us prioritize. We can cut out a lot of decision making by implementing habits and routines. That way we save them for the important stuff. It also frees brain space for more creative and productive thinking. Routines are a great tool that simplify our lives and cut out a lot of our daily stress.

Chances are you already have a morning routine. You get up, you get your coffee, read the paper or check email and fix some toast before heading into the shower. Let’s expand on that. If you create a “uniform” for yourself, you don’t even have to think about what to wear. You just grab a pair of pants and a shirt, or a skirt, tights and sweater and off you go.

Implement some routines into your workday wherever possible. Meal planning helps you figure out what meals to fix and eat. A cleaning schedule makes sure you stay on track with your household chores without you having to spend any valuable decision making skills in the process.

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Wrap your day up with a bedtime routine that not only helps when you’re too tired to make smart choices, it also helps you fall asleep more easily. What works for your toddler works for you as well.

Start by doing a few chores that make the next morning easier. Making sure the kitchen is clean and the kids’ school things are in order are great examples. Come up with a few calming things that help you slow down and get ready for sleep. Read a book, listen to some music or wind down with a cup of herbal tea.

Sit down with a pen and piece of paper and think about what parts of your day and week you can turn into routines. Write the down and create daily to-do lists for yourself until you’ve established these new habits and routines.

Spending a little bit of time creating routines and habits will make your day run a lot smoother. You might just find yourself less stressed and get more done during your productive hours. And that’s a beautiful thing. It allows you to save plenty of decision making for the fun stuff like figuring out what park to go to, what family movie to watch or what board game to play.

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Fran Watson

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Believe

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A short story by Bob Proctor

You will agree; I am sure, that all thinking people have a sincere desire to succeed. You want to win; I want to win. No one sets out to deliberately destroy themselves – although I must admit, at times it certainly appears as if some people do.

If everyone wants to win – why don’t they?

After more than 50 years in this industry and coaching thousands of people, I have come to the conclusion that the answer to success is locked up in a seven letter word – “Believe.”

Losers do not believe they can win. Why don’t they believe?

If you are having difficulty making something big happen in your life, read closely. All the great religious leaders, philosophers and self-help gurus have told us to believe and succeed. “All things are possible for those who believe.”

William James said, “Believe, and your belief will create the fact.”

I have found that our belief system is based on our evaluation of something. Frequently when we re-evaluate a situation our belief about that situation will change.

Half of my life was wasted. I never even tried to accomplish anything of importance because I did not believe in myself. The truth was I knew very little about me. When I was encouraged to begin studying and re-evaluating my beliefs. I began to gain an understanding of my marvelous mind. Every day I learned a little more, and with that knowledge came faith and belief in myself. You see … I learned to believe I could win.

Re-evaluate yourself. There is a sleeping giant in you. Release it.

Believe in yourself.

Bob Proctor

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Fran Watson

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Help With Habits

Get Some Help – Simple Hacks To Help You Build New Habits

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Creating new habits isn’t easy. Here are six simple hacks that will make it a little easier. Use them until you’ve internalized the new habit and don’t need them anymore.

Schedule It And Put It On The To-Do List

Sometimes we forget to do that new thing we were trying. Maybe we forget that we’re supposed to be having eggs for breakfast instead of a stack of waffles, or that we need to get that daily walk in.

Schedule your new habits or make them part of your daily to-do list until they become something you do automatically.

Make It Public and Be Accountable

Let family and friends know what new habits you’re trying to establish. They will call you out if you don’t stick to your plan and get you back on track.

You may even go as far as sharing it publicly on Facebook or write a blog about your new journey. Knowing that others read it and know about it might be just enough to keep you going when you feel like throwing in the towel.

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Piggyback On A Habit You Already Have

Whenever possible, add the new habit to one you already have. For example, if you fix a cup of tea or coffee at 4pm, and you want to get in the habit of taking a daily walk, make the new ritual to go for your walk and then come back and enjoy your tea.

It’s much easier to amend an existing habit or ritual than creating an entirely new one.

Make Slipups Costly

Here’s a fun idea. Put a jar on the kitchen counter and each time you slip back into your bad habit or forget to stick to the new one you have to put five dollars in the jar. It will quickly help you remember to skip that sugary food and motivate you to go out for that walk. For extra motivation donate the money to charity at the end of the month or hand it over to your spouse to go spend on him or herself.

Find A Partner and Help Each Other Along

Find someone with the same or similar goal. This could be a workout partner or a diet buddy. Keep tabs on each other and encourage each other to keep going. It’s much harder to skip a walk if you know someone else is depending on you being there.

Make It A Group Challenge

If one accountability partner is good, a whole group is even better. And they don’t even need to be local. Find a supportive group online and challenge each other to stick to your new habit for the next 30 days or so. Not wanting to be the first one to give up will keep all of you going until you establish that new habit.

Give these simple little hacks a try. Keep using the ones that you find helpful until you have made new habits you can stick with without the help of any tools or support.

To your success

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Fran Watson

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