It’s not always what you think you see. . .

 

. . .sometimes it’s just meant to be.

 

I have been growing in the last three months, growing and learning and listening, and most importantly I have been watching others become successful, doing exactly the same thing, it inspires me to watch them and learn, it creates a positive path for me to walk on, with an obtainable goal, and without a “finish line” it makes this journey more fun, it turns it into and adventure.

 

But let’s take a minute and figure out how I got here, or more importantly how we ALL get here. It starts when we’re 5, we are led to school by our parents or guardians, and we are told to listen to some total strangers tell us what to do, when to do it and how to do it. We are told how to dress, how to behave, how to read and write, how to create formulas using the Pythagorean theory, then after twelve long agonizing years we are released, only to discover yet another path where we can once again become students but on a much higher level. Another four or five years pass and we are finally free, to become ourselves, to use this knowledge we have gained and create a life for ourselves… by working for someone else. By becoming someone else’s profit maker, being told what to do, and when to do it, being given impossible timelines and being told when we can eat, when we can have coffee, when to arrive, when to leave, what to wear and how to behave. Huh, sounds like one of those full circles we hear so much about but never believe could happen to us.

 

Then comes the dream, you focus that part of your brain that remains yours, the part that wasn’t changed or altered by society, the part that still dreams, and you use it… to dream of winning the lottery… that’s right, you have succumbed to what you believe to be your escape, your deliverance from societies evil oppressive ways. You fixate on something that may or may not happen, I won’t say it can’t, it could happen, but, could it happen too late, what if it happens on your eighty second birthday, are you going to be able to jump for joy?

 

So, now, fast forward back to today, back to my adventure, something I have never done before, something most of us have never done before…work for no-one else… I work for myself, I dress how I choose, come and go as I please, I can get sick without feeling guilty, and best of all, the money I make, goes in MY pocket, for my trips, my cars, my pets my purpose. Yeah, I know, you’ve read this far, and now you think I either won the elusive lottery or I’m selling something, well, no to both. What I have done is taken the opportunity that was presented to me, I jumped off of societies doomed ship to nowhere, and I landed on my own ship, one that I steer, a fine sturdy ship with tall sails that catch the wind, I have found my adventure.

 

It’s totally not what I thought it was, and I am making it become what I need it to be, it is my own small business, it is my contribution to the world, it is showing people how to make their own choices, you don’t have to buy and use something because the TV and multimillion dollar ads tell you to, you can choose to live your own way, shop where you want and buy what you like. Break free of societies grip, of the brain washing, of the titles and negative energy put on small businesses. Support your friends, support your neighbours, and oh yeah, support YOURSELF, ask yourself why you are continuing to put money in your boss’s pocket, or in the bank of a multi-billion-dollar chain store.

 

Find something that interests you and DO IT, I’m not saying drop everything and go, I’m saying take a chance to become a part time social marketer, or a customer, spread the word for your friend’s small business and feel good about yourself, feel good because you have helped someone create a life for themselves, then consider your own life, and yes my friends, you can do this… I did.

This is my small business, Modere, they offer clean, chemical free products, things you use every day, plus home care and personal wellness Liquid Collagen products, here is where you can shop if you choose to;

modere.ca/410698

And this is your opportunity to give your own small business a try, go ahead what could it hurt to look;

bawb.shiftingretail.com

Choose to live your own life, it is yours after all… WI:)ND 

There are two kinds of people. . .

 

. . . and I love them both.

 

There are people that see a sign and ignore it, it’s not for them, it’s for everyone else, and there are those that read the signs and then point the rest of us in the right direction. Keep in mind that signs are not all billboard size and full of information, signs can be subtle, signs can be just a hint or they can come with fanfare. The thing is, a sign could be that split second in life when something new can be introduced that may or may not change or alter ones’ direction.

 

The interesting thing about signs is it doesn’t matter how big and obvious they are, it is up to the individual to actually interpret and appreciate them, some are warnings, some are guides, some are sent by the Universe others come with a smile attached, again, whatever the actual sign is, it has to be noticed and acted upon in order to fully comprehend its meaning.

 

I have never been one to waste time trying to understand the meanings behind many of the signs I have come across, but, to be honest I have found myself quite perplexed with the logic behind some signs, for example: a sign that reads “don’t do this” to some, becomes almost a challenge to do exactly “that”, and it is then I perceive that if the sign advising people of what not to do was not created then what they are not supposed to do would not have become evident and challenged them.

 

That being said, some of the signs I have been fortunate enough to “see” have led me to places I was destined to “be”. Some were presented by friends that have either been there before or wished for me to join them on an adventure, others were, I believe, sent by the Universe and directed right at me, and I was/am insightful enough to change my direction spontaneously (one of the perc’s of having gypsy blood) and see where a new path will take me. Some signs even come with a gift, not as a lure to follow them, but more as a thank you that you did.

 

There are indeed two kinds of people out there, and I am both of them, I have gone out of my way to step on the odd patch of grass, (carefully of course) and I have even temporarily changed my name to “staff” just to see why he has his own door, and I have followed the direction presented to me by subtly obvious signs. I will continue to write my word hugs as per the sign from the Universe, I will continue to work with and beside the youth that choose to share my path, a subtle sign as a result of my writing, and I will follow this path I am on now after seeing the signs that were put up by my friends towards a chemical free, healthy lifestyle, and a new place to shop for things that are good for me.

 

Now I will share these sign with you, for those out there that are that one kind of person, DO NOT go to these sites, there is nothing for you here!!! and for those that are the other kind of person, please go to any one of these sites and have a look at the options to create a cleaner, healthier lifestyle… and yes, the gift that comes with these signs is for you, to thank you because you did. These sites are open to all kinds of people.

WI:)ND 🌻

http://modere.com/410698   BawB – Do not enter

http://modere.com/538995   Sherry- Keep out

http://modere.com/738936  Carissa – Staff only

http://medere.com/223673   Jennifer – Off Limits

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Change can be something you choose. . .

. . .because you were given the choice.

 

I love to hear about happiness, how it is attained, how important it is and how people come to believe that because of a change they made in their lives their happiness levels increased. Our lives revolve around how happy we are, so why then don’t we choose to make changes more often that can increase our levels of happy. Our clothes, our routes we take to work, when we eat dessert (if it’s that good why don’t we eat it first), our jobs, and I realize we all have bills to pay, but if you are going from a job that makes you miserable to a job that makes you happy, wouldn’t it be nicer to pay bills with a smile.

*note- I know the economy is a little shaky (author avoiding political opinions)  right now, and jobs are not as readily available out there, but there are ALWAYS options, be creative, if a door of opportunity hasn’t opened for you then build your own door.

 

I am writing this today because I have recently made a change, from one very successful company to another, I was given the choice, I alone had the final say and I did my research. The choice was made to shift my focus to something new and exciting, not just for me but for every one of you out there, and yes there are often risks involved when changes are made, but, if it is your happiness that is the outcome of the change, shouldn’t it be acceptable to welcome a bit of a risk.

 

I chose to write my little books, at the risk they may not be well received, the risk was there, but my happiness for doing something I believed in was more than worth it, now I sit putting all the pieces together to complete the series, and the change to my happiness levels are off the charts, so, sure, change can be overwhelming sometimes, but if at the end of the day you feel the need to make your life better, then make the choice to make the change.

 

My direction now lies with Modere, an amazing company that distributes Chemical free, all natural, affordable everyday items, I stand behind them because I believe in a Chemical free environment, and if this is something we can choose to do then I am happy I made the change.

 

Please feel free to click on the link and shop around, the promo code offered is for $10 dollars off your first purchase, and if you are buying these products anyway why not make the change to clean living.

 

http://modere.com/?referralCode=410698

 

And if you are in the market for a life change to increase the level of your happiness then click on my link to find out more about how to start your own little business sharing smiles.

 

http://bawb.shiftingretail.com

 

or my friends would love to hear from you, because we all want to make the world a happier place,

 

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http://carissah.shiftingretail.com

Life is ours to change as we choose,

if the choice is happiness you cant lose.

WI:)ND

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If your life is measured only in years. . .

. . .think of the moments you are missing.

 

A new year is upon us, and like every year before this one, it didn’t sneak up, it didn’t creep, in fact, it came as no surprize at all, we have known for a full year it was coming, and we are gifted with the knowledge that another new one is on its way. So why then do we wait to define our year until the final hour we have lived in it, to me it makes more sense to resolve issues (complete with resolution) as they happen, say for example; a simple life glitch in June should be resolved in June and chalked up to a wonderful learning experience, rather than waiting until December 31st and saying “wow, that year sucked”. I guess this is just me sharing as I do, my opinion, and being as usual so incredibly happy that my year was filled with growth and positive energy.

I have experienced this year the bitter sweet joy of finishing a series of books, (I still can’t believe I have written 10 books) which by the way has opened up a bigger door for a new books, see, positive thoughts bring positive things, and I met some amazing people, shared space and light with incredible souls, found spiritual and physical connections between heart, soul and mind, started a new business and shared more smiles this year that I thought was humanly possible, but when I take out the “human” factor and just become happy knowing the wind has no weight load restrictions and will always carry as many smiles as I can send, then what I think is humanly possible, changes drastically.

I will (for the first time ever) try and keep this post short because I have some horses to hug and they don’t like to be kept waiting, so to create a brand-new loop and make sure the world is a part of it:

Series two of Bawb’s Raven Feathers is done the editing stage, and a huge heart sent Thank you wrapped in a hug goes out to Rachel Small for working her incredible magic with such amazing patience, the next stop is Fiona Raven for design and more magic, stay tuned, they will be out there before you know it… I am excited, and yes, I did miss the Christmas season  with series two, but that too was a lesson in life, if you set a goal and it wasn’t reached, smile and change it to one you can reach.

My little Nerium Business is doing incredibly well, and this year is going to be huge, if you would have told me a year ago that one day I would be a successful entrepreneur sharing an amazing anti-aging wrinkle fighting skin care product while standing in a room filled with happy smiling faces while I introduce a wonderful inspiring soul (Thank you KC), I would have told you that you were out of your mind, however, what I have learned is NEVER say never, and I have thousands of new friends all over the world that read my posts and who will one day discover exactly what I mean when they start their own Nerium International Business, plus all of my new friends in Aus, Columbia, Japan and the UK, yes, you bet I’m excited, life is what you make it and I’m making mine fantastic, you want a part of this then climb aboard and hang on.

*Note to self; the world revolves around MLM and entrepreneurs, if it wasn’t for those that say no, it wouldn’t be as exciting to help those that yes become so successful.

My life just keep getting better because I let the positive things happen, believe in you and yours can too the universe is waiting for you to tap in.

Stay tuned my friends, the Year is young … beautiful things happen in an instant, like that smile you will see in the mirror.

This could be your year to change your life, send me a note, if you don’t ask you won’t know, or send a note to one of my friends, they will answer your questions and help you find your smile, my books and my little business are not all about me, I have learned that a successful entrepreneur makes whatever they do about the happiness of others not just the happiness of themselves 🙂 from Art to Zoology, whatever you are sharing with the world, share it with a smile.

WI:)ND

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You don’t know. . .

. . . what you don’t know.

 

I guess it is safe to say that I didn’t know a lot about what I was doing in life, so I learned as much as I could, now, six decades later I have learned a lot more about what I didn’t know.

 

Absolutely everyone you listen to will have their own ideas, their own perception on what it is they are teaching or sharing. Something else I have learned, and this is only my perception, is that when we hear the words “you have to” it puts us (me) in a defensive state, I would feel much better if I had the option; “you should” or “you could”, hearing this would make us (me) feel much more at ease.

 

My most recent adventures have led me to an incredible amount of knowledge in a subject I knew absolutely NOTHING about, the first is becoming a published Author, Five successful little books (soon to be ten) BawB’s Raven Feathers, filled with inspiration and word hugs, and the second is starting my own little business with Nerium International, it is because of the similarities (and the questions I have been asked) that leads me to sharing this with you;

 

So you want to write a book? Ok, here is the readers digest version of the steps, First; write the book (I have heard this is the easy part) then find THE editor for you (this step is important, your editor has to believe in you) then find THE most awesome designer (also important, your designer has to be able to create using your thoughts alone) then find a printer (yup, also important if you want good quality for your work) and there you have it, you have written your first book. The point here is one you may have missed, none of the people helping you with your book are “above you” they are on your level doing what they love to do WITH you, and if they do an excellent job you are going to share them with others, so, on that note, Thank you to my incredible team (Family) of book experts;

Rachel Small (Editor), Jessee Wise (Graphic Design/Illustrations) Fiona Raven (Designer), Friesens Printing (Printing), Beth Kallman Werner(Marketing), and a list of others too long to add in this post, but the most important are those that believed in me, and you all know who you are.

 

So, you want to start your own (Global) business, something comes along and you think it sounds like a good idea, BUT, you have heard all the negative hype about pyramids, and MLM and schemes that you walk away from an opportunity. Well, I can’t tell you what I don’t know about all these things but I can tell you what I have learned, again, this is my perspective (it’s important to say that J ) All of the people I am working WITH are on the same level as me, by that I mean they sit across from me at the table, they give me advice and tips, they share their experience and their energy, they want me to succeed in something they believe in, so, consequently, I too believe. Not only that but I was impressed that the products do what they say they do, on me.

 

So, I am asked often if Nerium is a pyramid scheme, my answer is “no more than the place you are working right now” in fact, if you are on the entry level right now where you work, chances are your boss above you, or his boss above him, or the boss that have bosses above them don’t want you to have their jobs, so you are stuck there in your pyramid job.

With MLM the “L” in the middle stands for level, but is more accurately a doorway to a new adventure. I have learned to look at Nerium as a wagon wheel laying on its side, no levels, just spokes connecting each of us to each other, all sharing the same end goal, to share a smile and something we believe in. This business is NOT all about me, it is all about sharing what I know and what I am learning about happiness, and, MLM without “levels”.

 

What I know is, I am happy, what I am learning is being shared by these wonderful ladies, please, if you want to learn about the business, or the products send them a hello and ask your questions, they would love to work WITH you because they are on YOUR level:

Janyne – http://www.nerium.ca/join/jszklaruk?alias=jszklaruk

KC – http://www.nerium.ca/join/kcdixon?alias=kcdixon

Tracy – http://www.nerium.ca/join/tanderson?alias=tanderson

Sherry – http://www.nerium.ca/join/belish?alias=belish

 

If you want to chat with me about trying or purchasing some amazing Anti-aging/Wrinkle fighting skin care, or join my team of incredible entrepreneurs that believe in themselves and what they are doing, please send me a note I would love to meet you:

Bob – http://www.nerium.ca/join/bawb?alias=bawb

BawB – http://www.bawbsravenfeathers.net

 

Or if you want to talk to my team of up and coming work at home at a successful plan “B” GLOBAL business owners please ask and I will point you in their direction, my books and my business are not about me, my happiness comes from knowing you are happy, but, when all is said and done, you are the only one that can make that choice.

 

WI:)ND

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Being real in the world you live . . .

. . .means the world to those you live with.

 

Life is an adventure, at least it should be, from the minute you arrive in the world drawing your first breath to the minute you leave it, exhaling your last. All of those years in between are spent watching, listening, learning and living, following paths either naturally predestined or contrived on a whim. There is not just one path, in fact most human beings have so many paths to follow they lose count by the time they reach thirty something, which might I add, is around the same time some will experience a “Mid Life Crisis” ( I have never really understood why it is called a “Crisis” when really, it is just a change of direction)

 

What is this real I speak of all the time, well, real is just as it sounds, being happy with who you are and what you are doing with your life, being happy believing in what you choose to believe in, and being happy to live and let live, the old-school mantra. I share this today because I recently started an adventure on a new path, a path that involves sharing a product I believe in, and not like all of the other products out there that use MLM to market their products, this company is designed to grow with everyone’s happiness in mind it was easy to get started. I, like all the other hopeful new home business entrepreneurs began by first sharing with my friends, and at this point I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of my friends for being so patient with me as I learn the ropes, like where the fine lines are and how to approach without being aggressive.

 

As all of you know I am passive/organic by nature, those that have read my books share in my smiles, and I share my books to the best of my ability, being coached and led down that path by the best in the business. And now, I am similarly sharing my Nerium business to the best of my abilities being coached and led by some of the best in this business, KC, Janyne, Tracy, Sherry, naturally and organically, to ensure the smiles I see on the happy faces I have shared these products with are real.

 

I will succeed in this little business because I believe in it, and I promised myself I would stay real, I will share it with everyone I know, and everyone I don’t know (eventually) and I will leave the decision up to them, they will see first my real happiness my real results and then my success, they will see my little books on the shelves in the book stores because of my success, and they will want to duplicate the same happiness and success, because they choose to. I go to bed every night knowing there are now a gazillion people (I am not even exaggerating there) that have heard about my books, and half a gazillion have now heard about my Nerium business and as well, the smiles and results these products bring.

 

I am not greedy, I would like just one percent of all these people to share in the joy I am living, you all have the chance to make the choice in life to be real, and my path will lead me to each and every one of you… (eventually)

 

Hello again to all my new Filipino friends, thank you for your smiles and support on my facebook posts and my Nerium business, I know I will be seeing you one day soon, thank you to the new Australian friends who chose to follow the Nerium path, and hello to all the friends I am soon to meet in Columbia and the UK.

Make this day real because you believe in you.

Send me a smile I will send one right back in the WI:)ND

 

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Time waits for no-one. . .

. . .and why should it.

 

I spent this last weekend surrounded by mountains, light and energy, kindred energy of lives past and lives to come, Angels and Spirit guides filled the space and meditation came easy in the safety of such wonderful souls. I found my focus and my balance once again, I strengthened my Aura and my Energy, I walked away knowing I am happy to BE.

 

It also gave me a chance to reflect and chat about my theories and my belief, or it may be more suitable to call it “sharing my opinion” with others, which-ever way you go with it is safe to say I had a wonderful time both sharing and listening in a phone free environment, it was quite refreshing. One of the topics that came up was time, how we were in the back half of October already, where did Summer go, in fact, where did the last few years go.  Well, it is my theory that as we get older we stop waiting for things to happen, it almost seems like when we hit the magic number of 50, things speed up dramatically. We no longer wait for dates, or occasions, we don’t wait for results or deadlines, we just seem to be happy being who we are and where we are in time, and time passes quicker.

 

Having said this, I found myself incapable of waiting for funding, although I am still seeking it, I will manifest what I need to get my little books out for December, one way or another, the Universe told me I should, so I will. This means I will self-publish once again, if an agent should happen by at the right time I will entertain the idea of going traditional, but I believe because one has not yet crossed my path (and believe me I have searched) that my little books are meant to stay organic and real, and just a heads up, you are going to love Series Two, Rachel has been incredible at polishing my word hugs, and I know Fiona is going to shine as well with design, I made a promise I wouldn’t let my readers down with this series and I haven’t, each Volume still brings a smile to my heart, and I wrote them.

Stay tuned…

 

As for my little Nerium Business, well, it would seem as though my energy and honesty, my belief in something and my willingness to share it is changing lives. I continue to build my Filipino Audience, Forty Thousand strong so far and climbing, does the Universe have something in store for us, you bet it does and I’m excited. Please keep sending your friends and family to me, Nerium is not open as yet in the islands but in the US, Japan, soon in Hong Kong and Columbia, Australia and Canada, anywhere you have family we can change their lives and they in turn can change yours, at this rate I won’t need funding for my little books, my Nerium Business will pay for my printing, it seems my “Why” is nearing fruition.

 

Speaking of Australia, they just opened on the 20th and already they are off the charts, the door is open my friends, you can choose to walk through yourself or hold it open for someone else… either way lives are going to change.

 

Believe in you, and others will too

Believe in your strength and what you can do.

Contact us, we WILL show you a new reason to smile.

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