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,

 

http://slevesque.shiftingretail.com

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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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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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There are two places to get recognition. . .

. . .from the mirror and from your peers.

 

“Writers write” said Carrie Mumford during a conversation we were having at a local coffee shop, and those two words have been forefront in my thoughts ever since. I have never given myself the recognition I deserved for being a writer, until recently. I spent all day Sunday, writing, finishing the chapter pages for Volume X of Series Two of BawB’s Raven Feathers. This is something I have been taking for granted for the last five years, the fact that I can sit down every morning and put together a rhyming inspirational quote of my own, never repeating one that I’ve already written, avoiding gender, race, religion and politics, just putting on a smile and creating a word hug that I can share with the world, and then having to come up with a full page, speaking on a one word topic, in the third person, again without being specific while sharing my opinion and not judging, and doing it while a tear rolls down my cheek because it’s the last chapter of the last book I will write in this series titled “Happiness”, yes, yes I am a writer, and I write.

 

An excerpt from that chapter:

“It is in the dawn or the dusk, it is in the stars or the clouds that dance in the sky, it is in the hand we hold or in the moments alone, it is in our hearts and our souls. Happiness is a breath, or a kiss, a hug from a friend, it is in a memory or a moment when a new smile is shared. Happiness is colors and cookies, rain and rivers, it’s a feeling we get when a touch makes us quiver… Happiness is a way of thinking.”

 

When I am not writing I am fortunate to have found a way to continue to share happiness. I was led by the Universe to the desk of a wonderful kind soul, she introduced me to Nerium, and to the people that she worked with in her business, who in turn welcomed me and shared their energy and their smiles. I chose to pursue this adventure, and went about it with both eyes open, I needed to learn about it, use it, feel it and then believe in it. Six months have passed and I believe, I look and feel fantastic, I have met and shared with some wonderful people, who are carrying the smiles forward and I have been recognized for my achievements, not just by my peers but by the company, which to me, means the world.

 

I have also recognized that the founder of the company Jeff Olsen, is also a writer and an Author, he wrote a book called the Slight Edge, I have read this book three times and each time I do I smile. He writes of a way of thinking that will lead people to the happiness and success they desire, is it a coincidence that I write about inspiring people to find their inner smile which in turn will lead them to happiness. I want to meet Jeff Olsen one day and shake his hand, because I feel his energy by reading his words, yes, writers write, and then they share what they write with the world, for some the best recognition they will receive are the smiles they see on the faces of those that read what they have written.

 

Thank you to all the people that now share their smiles with me, I appreciate the recognition.

WI:)ND

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Change happens. . .

. . . because you let it.

 

So many changes, so little time, and yet, time is irrelevant when it comes to making a change in your life. What I am learning is that if you wish to make a change, or perhaps if you think changing something could help move you forward, then you have to make it happen. Change is all around us, not predetermined by a better time, or perhaps next week, change is immediate, it happens the moment you let yourself believe it is happening or can happen.

 

I guess, if you think about it, you could look at this in a parallel fashion to the chicken/egg dilemma, which comes first; the changes or the happiness? Personally, I was happy to make some changes, by doing so it allowed me to find a different kind of balance, a different way of living, a different way of feeling, and most important to me, a different way of “seeing” things.

 

Most recently was my take on Multi-Level Marketing, for the longest time I was a believer that the other name for MLM was a pyramid scheme, but just last night it was explained in such a way that a light went on and I see it a little differently. Tony and Vanessa Canevaro, were featured on the most recent Nerium University webcast, and they pointed out that everywhere you work, when you work for someone else has levels of authority and ownership, from the president down through the executives the directors to the management to you, the worker, and no matter how long you are there you will NEVER make the same as the people at the top, that, to me, sounded like a pyramid with no chance of change.

 

With Nerium, which of course is a well-designed Multi Level company, you can create the level at which you are comfortable, the people above you that thought highly of you and offered you the option to make some changes in your life, are only above you because that’s how society has trained you to see things, they were offered the same choices, the same options, they made the same changes you did, and, the people you offer these choices and changes to will be below you, but only on a piece of paper designed to show you where you are with your business, they are in fact your equals as are the people above you.

 

I was offered the choice to make the changes I required in my life, I want to stay retired, I want to set myself up for success, I want to live a comfortable lifestyle and most important to me I want to finish my book series BawB’s Raven Feathers. So I chose Nerium, I knew my why was to help people find their happiness, to rekindle lost smiles and promote self-confidence and self- esteem, and I came on board at a level I was comfortable with, I saw people above me, wonderful people with smiles and positive attitudes, helpful people that offered advice and knowledge, I saw goals and dreams, and places I wanted to be, so I climbed a level up, by sharing and doing what comes natural; believing. Now I see people below me, wonderful people with smiles and goals and a chance for them to change their levels and their lives. I intend on continuing to climb, each level lifting me higher in my business, and each level allowing me to work with the people I have shared with so they can climb to their own levels of achievement and success, so they can share their own happiness with others.

 

Call it what you will, but I would much rather find my happiness creating my own comfort level, with my own business instead of making someone else’s business better for them.

 

If you read this and you get it, if you need the chance to change and you are willing to believe it can happen if you let it, then this is an invitation to explore a new way of looking at things. Nerium offers a line of botanical based, age fighting/anti-wrinkle formulas, for the face, body and mind and all you have to do, is see how much they can change your life, then share that success with others.

 

If you want to learn more click the links below and see how fast your life can change, contact us and we can make change happen:

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WI:)ND

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If you focus on where you want to be tomorrow. . .

. . .where you are today soon becomes where you were yesterday.

 

So here it is August 16th and I find myself focused on where I want to be tomorrow, I am scrambling to find funding or an investor so I can get Series two of my little books published and out to the world for a December launch, they are in the final stages of editing with Rachel Small, then off to design with Fiona Raven, then Friesens for printing, sounds easy, well it will take some serious manifesting but I am confident I will find a way (I have an open line to the Universe).

 

A moment passes. . .

 

It only takes a moment to realize there are always options to every design, and by design the opportunity I was offered to share an amazing line of anti-aging/wrinkle fighting products for Mind AND Body with Nerium international is starting to take shape as my plan “B”. If I keep with the system, keep sharing what I believe in and people keep realizing that the system (and the product) works, I won’t need an investor or funding, I will cover the costs myself.

 

I have mentioned recently how the little things can grow into the biggest things of your life, and I speak from experience as recently I have been seen and liked by thousands of Filipino supporters, men and women that have acknowledged I am alive by hitting a “like” button, to me, that is the most amazing thing ever. I know that each one of them has the potential to talk to a friend, who in turn will talk to a friend, which, again by design is how the system works. Nerium doesn’t use advertising, they use word of mouth, testimonials and lots of before and after pictures of incredibly satisfied people, so imagine as I have, the rate at which the word about Nerium is expanding as we speak, among the people I have reached out to and shared what I believe in.

Imagine also, as I have, that such a successful company in only five years has grown to achieve incredible numbers in sales, and a reputation as one of the fastest growing companies EVER, so why wouldn’t I share this, why wouldn’t I want everyone to be as happy as I am and why wouldn’t everyone want to look and see for themselves what Nerium can do for them, both as a product and a small business. Talk to us about looking and feeling younger inside and out.

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One of the things I have learned on this adventure is that we as humans are skeptical, of everything that seems too good to be true, well my friends this is one of those things that is that good, and it is true, all it takes from you is belief in yourself that you can make it happen and belief in a system that has been proven over and over again how well it works, and if that’s not enough, because Nerium is expanding you have the opportunity to decide where you want run your new business, because Nerium is INTERNATIONAL.

To all my Mates down under, Nerium is Fair Dinkum you may want to give it a burl, its coming your way soon.

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So here I am, a happy, retired, published author of award winning books filled with inspirational poetry and positive energy, reaching out to the world and inspiring all to believe in your dreams and ask yourself WHY do you want to be happy? Now ask yourself WHY NOT take a step forward?.

Thoughts are things that you make happen by wanting them to be

If you believe in having happy thoughts then think of them, you’ll see.

WI:)ND

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