Enjoying the pebbles that line your path. . .

. . .make the milestones seem so much bigger.

 

I am not sure just how to begin, suffice it to say that over the last four weeks I have grown in so many ways. The blog pages I have written and sent to the Universe have been seen, read, and liked by over Ten Thousand wonderful people in the Philippines, so I can actually say, that what started as a little page has grown into something bigger.

 

I take the time to write these pages because I believe if I don’t write them nothing will happen, and if I do something might happen, I choose the positive, I choose to be seen by as many people as I can get, to look at what I’m doing, I choose to make an effort towards making my happiness happen, after which I choose to accept the success that follows. We all have the vision, we can all see what is in front of us, sadly, some of us choose not to look, if a door of opportunity appears we walk away, choosing to believe that nothing will happen.

 

I am now in the position where I can create doors, I can give people options, things they can choose for themselves. People can now choose to buy my little books and fill their lives with positive energy, they can wake up seeing a smile in the mirror and they can be happy.  People can now also choose the Nerium lifestyle I am offering, they can use the products, look and feel wonderful about themselves, or they can choose to create their own small business and make other people’s lives so much happier while they are building a future for themselves as well.

 

For all of you wonderful supportive people in the Philippines, my little books are available through Create Space web site, click on the grey “site” button next to the search window, and select “store” then search for BawB’s Raven Feathers.

https://www.createspace.com/

As for the amazing Nerium products, they are not yet in your country, they will be one day, and until they are I still want to do something for you to show my appreciation for all your support. Nerium is available in the US, Canada, Korea, Japan, Mexico and soon in Australia and Columbia, if you have family or friends in any of these areas, please send them to the links below and we would love to introduce them to a life changing opportunity.

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

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

I believe it is a gift that an entire country should respond so favorably to my pages, my words and my energy, and this gesture, for right now is the very least I can do to show my gratitude, I have no idea when I am greeted by a friendly Filipino smile here in Canada if it is connected to one of the beautiful people that have supported me from the islands, but I would love to connect with those people from here.

 

Thank you for making my little things big, thank you for helping me grow

Thank you for sharing your wonderful energy and for letting my smile show.

 

WI:)ND

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It’s the little things that make you happy. . .

. . . before the big things make you successful.

 

My recent blog post received 2800 likes, that means 2800 people out there took a moment or two and read what I wrote, then added one extra second to hit the like button, and I thank every single one of you for making that choice. I have never been one for numbers, or stats, or whatever else this day and age has to offer, as I come from a part of a century where if the phone on the wall rang we answered it, if we got a letter in the mail we read it and then we wrote one back (with a pen and sometimes with weeks in between) and if the doorbell rang (yes, doors and phones both rang) it usually meant a friend wanted to play. So, who reads what and when, with instant feedback and counters with time and date stamps, still doesn’t mean much to me, but, having said that, 2800 likes on a blog I wrote, sure makes a writer smile.

 

The blog post I speak of was written recently, to share what it is I am doing with my little books, and to share where I am in my new Nerium adventure, both are important to me because I believe in them and having this opportunity (and means) to share them with the world, in my mind, gives the world the chance to choose whether or not they wish to look at them, and what actions to take when they have.

 

I have had, what I would consider, to be some the best marketing advice a new self-published author could ever receive, Beth Kallman Werner http://www.authorconnections.com worked very closely with me because she believed in me, she believed I had a passion for what I was doing, and she saw in me the energy that was required to move forward with my books, or for that matter, with any project I took on. So here I am, wrapping up the final edits of Volume IX and soon moving on to the last volume in Series two, in fact the last Volume of the BawB’s Raven Feathers Series, and at this point while shedding a tear of joy (and one of sadness because this part of my journey is ending), I am thrilled at the response I have received for series one. I have received three awards from NGIBA http://www.indiebookawards.com sold out of most of my single copies of the hard cover editions, I have only 16 box sets left and my paperbacks are picking up in sales in the Chapters, Coles and Indigo locations across Canada. Thank you so very much to all of you who choose to read my words and share your smiles.

 

The good news is that now when people around the world ask where they can buy my little books, and I send them here;

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=bawbs+raven+feathers&sitesearch_type=STORE

Where they can choose to enjoy my little books for themselves.

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More good news is the information I am sharing with the world about my new Nerium adventure is also starting to turn some heads, because I believe in these products, and because I am sharing them with the same passion. People around the world, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia soon, and opportunities in other countries will open up as well, are all given the choice either to try the products and just live happy, or start their own business by sharing the products, live happy AND be successful.

 

Both choices I share with you will change your life, my little books will fill you with inspiration and allow your inner smile to shine through, and the Nerium products will help you to win your battle against the visual signs of ageing and stress, by making you look and feel better inside and out. Have a look at what is offered, order what you choose, then make a choice between just looking and feeling better or starting your own business helping others to look and feel better.

 

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

 

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

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Choose to see the little things and watch where you will go,

Once you find your happiness success will start to show.

WI:)ND

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Listen to others that share what they know. . .

…then share what you know with others.

 

I just made it through a very moving and emotional weekend, no, nothing bad happened, in fact it was one of the best moving forward weekends I think I have experienced in a very long while. “How can that be”? you ask, well,

First; my editor Rachel Small and I realized the we were completing the final polishing of Volume IX, I did pretty much the last of the tweaking and completed all of the Chapter intro pages for the Volume, after which I sat back for a moment and I was struck with the sad realization that we only have one Volume left to do, after that, the series is done. All ten Volumes of BawBs Raven Feathers will be completed, my life as I have known it for the last 4 years will be over. Two trips to NYC for awards, countless amazing people I have met, back and forth editing and tweaking, proof reading, designing, marketing, distribution, sales, book launches, signings…sighhhhhh…but then I thought, what am I thinking, I have more to do, a children’s book, a coffee table book, a Biography, I’m not even close to being done, I’m a writer, and as my friend Carrie always tells me, Writers write.

 

Second; I came to the conclusion that everything I believe in and share with the universe is coming to light in my new adventure with Nerium. I attended a training seminar on Saturday and listened to Mark Michaud tell a room full of people to believe in themselves and to believe in what they are sharing. But it wasn’t just his message it was the way he presented it, he laughed and smiled and chatted with us, he was real and honest, and I guess most noticeable of all was he believed in us, all of us, no one person was any better or worse than the next.

 

I have been writing about this for four years and now it is coming to light in this new adventure, the Nerium products I have made the choice to share make people feel good about themselves, the Nerium system that backs the people that share these products is designed to make us feel good about what we are doing, The Nerium group of people stand behind every person that is involved, from the customer to the five star marketing directors, everyone believes in themselves, and everyone believes they are sharing more than just the wonderful feel good positive growth products, they are also sharing smiles, which is right up my alley.

 

So, I guess what I am saying here is that although my weekend was emotional, it was also filled with growth, inspiration, affirmation and so much positive energy. Bottom line is, if you don’t try you will never know. There are millions of books out there, did that stop me from writing ten more, NO, there are lots of products out there, did that stop me from sharing Nerium, NO, stand up people, take a chance, do something that makes you feel good, then share your smile with the world. I am no better than you, I am no worse than you, I did take the chance I was given to look at Nerium and it is changing my life.

 

Here is your chance to change your life, Japan opens its doors to Nerium July 19th (yes, the entire country is opening its doors to a product that is off the charts successful)

Australia opens its doors to Nerium in December (again, Yes, the whole entire country)

I learned this weekend that Florida is wide open to learn about Nerium, as is NYC, Canada is brand new to these amazing feel good products.  I am not offering anyone the chance to build a Space Shuttle here, I am just letting you know your chance to wear a smile and share a smile is right here in front of you… Take it.

 

If you have a moment and want to see what a door of opportunity looks like then pop in to either one of these sites, look around, feel the energy, then send us a note and tell us what you think, we would love to chat with you and tell you how easy it is to be happy, and to live happy.

WI:)ND

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

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

If you prefer the opportunity to hear more positive input then look up these ladies as well…

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

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

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Words are a gift and a tool. . .

 

. . . to be used for building and sharing.

 

It’s funny how a writer can go for a while without writing and they don’t lose their title of “writer”. I have raised quite a stir at times when I chat with my proof reader Carrie and my editor Rachel, as I have called myself a “wroter” which, of course, is a writer who “has written” a thing or two. Today I sit in my office with what to me seems like things worth sharing, highlights I suppose of this particular writers’ adventure.

 

Let’s start with a “Heart-warming” moment that occurred with my new big black equine friend Dracula. If you have read anything I have written, you will know I am a spiritual individual, I believe in energy, I believe we are all energy, sharing the same flow of life, and animals are on a level all their own. Animals communicate without judging, they speak every language, and for the most part, they tolerate humans unconditionally, because we choose to look after them they learn to communicate with us.

 

So, there I was, on a typical morning of chores feeding and hugging the herd of six including Drac, but this morning was a little different. I was greeted as usual by Paris, followed closely by Vienna mare and Katie, but Drac was not moving, he stayed in the lean-to with just his head showing, watching me sharing my hugs with the mares. Well, I have learned a little over this last while and one of the things I have learned is if there is a bond there is an attraction, instead of going to him, I turned my back and thought of him, before I could reach a count of ten I felt that wonderful soft nudge (soft for a thousand-pound friend) on my back, he came to me for his hug… it’s the little things in life that fill my heart with joy.

 

Now on to a book moment, my awesome editor Rachel and I have completed Vol VIII of series two and will be working shortly on Vol IX, and as always I take these opportunities to make sure she knows just how incredible she is for doing what she does so well, Thank you Rachel. I hope to have everything done for a November launch of series two along with a second edition (reprint) of Series One to get out to the world for Christmas. This of course is my way of letting the Universe know it’s going to happen and to help me find that sponsor or investor to help with publishing costs.

 

Yes my keen in-tune friends, that was a Segway, as it would seem the Universe found me my Nerium friends, I have had nothing but positive feedback over the last little while and SO much help from everyone including one individual in particular, who shall remain nameless, Thanks KC  🙂  as well as others that have filled my heart with happiness. These products work, and that’s why it’s so easy to share them. The blog I shared a few weeks ago was an effort to get the word out, to share what I know about an amazing company with people I have never met, which then makes it their choice if they would like to change their lives for the better.

 

The response was amazing, so many likes and so many emails asking how to join and what to do, so with this post I am going to reach out again to my readers in Japan, right now you are all on the brink of a life changing moment, Nerium is opening there in July, this is your opportunity to create your own adventure, do your research, then make the choice to change your life. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or my friends Sherry or KC, we would love to chat with you about this adventure.

 

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

http://www.nerium.ca/shop/belish?alias=belish

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

 

Things that happen have a reason you know

They give you a chance for a smile to show.

 

WI:)ND

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When you send positive energy to the Universe. . .

. . .the Universe will send positive energy back.

 

As I have mentioned quite often I have always been comfortable just being me, I am happy when I am in the company of my Friends, Myself or even just the Wind. In the last little while however I have been walking on a different path, one which requires more of a presence, more of an outward approach to being me. I have published 5 Volumes of BawB’s Raven Feathers, I have done several Launches, several Signings, made several appearances, I have met so many incredibly talented and wonderful people, and still nothing could prepare me for how positive I felt when i saw this:

 

http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2014/09/18/pump-up-your-book-presents-bawbs-raven-feathers-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

 

Alyssa Livolsi from New Shelves Distribution put this together for my little books, and on this virtual tour it is my energy out there, it is my essence, my smile, my happiness, it is a dream becoming reality and I am positive it is the Universe reflecting back my energy. It is also (and this is very important) the proof in just what can happen when you believe in yourself, when you are positive about what you are doing, and when you are patient in your search to find the right people to help you accomplish your goals.

 

If you have been following my posts you would know I had no idea what I was doing when this adventure started, I have not been trained as a writer, nor have I spent a lifetime reading. I simply had a desire to share my smiles and my positive energy and the only way I could do that was to turn hugs into words to convey my message. I found a path and I followed it, in fact I am still following it, and it seems to carry on over the horizon, so that’s where I am headed. Along the way, the people I have met that believe in me and in my books, will continue to show me it is good to have a presence, to stand up and be proud and to continue to share what I am learning along the way.

 

I am writing these blogs to share with you the good things that have happened in my life because I believe in myself, and I also write these blogs to convince you that you are just as deserving of all the positive energy and good things you can handle, if you send positive out to the Universe, the universe will send positive back.

 

Find a path and follow it, you’ll see where it will lead

Believe in you and staying true and practice to succeed.

 

WI:)ND

 

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A circle is a circle. . .

 

. . when ends of a line are connected.

 

I am not sure how to start this post, or what to call it. I am purging to the universe, starting a new year with a clean conscience.  Every morning I write inspiring things, motivational things, spiritual things. Every morning I sit at my computer with a smile. And every morning I’ve started my day bearing what I think may be a grudge.

 

grudge (ɡrʌdʒ)

n

  1. 1.     a persistent feeling of resentment, esp one due to some cause, such as an insult or injury

 

I write about believing and being, about breathing and smiling and releasing stress. And yet I’ve been weighed down by a feeling I can’t “let go” of.  So today I write to the universe with hopes of releasing the burden of hurt. I was hurt by words and actions that were not in my control but that could have been controlled by others.

 

“Let it go,” “forgive and forget,” “move forward to the future and leave the past behind”—I can’t. Instead, I will use these uncomfortable feelings in my heart to better myself. I will share my positive energy through experience, not just through words that look good on paper.  Life is full of energy, positive AND negative, and I believe it is necessary to embrace both. Light needs darkness, yin needs yang, positive needs negative.

 

The more I write, the more the universe listens. I believe in myself, in who I am. I believe in taking the path that leads me to growth. I believe now that my grudge has been lifted, but I will still be the man I am. I will continue to be hurt by the actions of others because I am human with a soul, and I am allowed to feel. I choose not to forget what has transpired because it keeps me strong, but I forgive myself for feeling because I am human. I will let go of the negative energy that surrounds the hurt, but I will remember the lesson I have learned about life, that is, sometimes you can forgive the action but you will never forget the reaction.

 

My series of books contain heartfelt inspiration pertaining to topics such as choice, challenges, balance, and strength. I face many of the issues I write about, but I continue to smile. I choose to share my positive energy with the world, and so can you.

 

Walk your path because you can, feel the joy of being you,

Do the things that make you happy, share a smile that is true.

 

🙂

 

BawB

http://www.bawbsravenfeathers.net

 

Yesterday is a memory. . .

 

. . . tomorrow’s on its way.

 

How far ahead do you plan? Do your plans carry certain expectations? What if something goes wrong? If a glitch appears in your plans, are you disappointed? Or, are you capable of living in the moment and altering plans without so much as furrowing your brow? Life really is difficult sometimes, so it’s important to find balance by controlling your stress levels and increasing your fun times, even while enduring unforeseen circumstance.

 

They say “live in the moment,” but what does this mean, exactly? If you live in the moment can you still make plans? Yes. Living in the moment means breathing without worrying about your next breath. It means going ahead and making your plans but finding the balance required to understand and appreciate changes. Things are going to happen—let them, then change your plans in the moment.

 

Life should flow from one moment to the next. One day, one week, should flow to the next. Plans can be made, and then you can flow until the day and time the plans were made for. But try not to wait for that day, as the unwritten laws of physics state: “The object waited for becomes the object furthest away from the moment you are living in.” You’re right, I just made that law up, but this is always what happens when you wait for something, so it should be a law. Instead of waiting, try to have fun with the balance between excitement and nonchalance Too much anticipation can lead to disappointment if “things happen.”

 

Live your life today and stop worrying about what’s to come. Your life is going to happen, and it will be what you make of it, so make it happy and fulfilling. Use your moments to share a smile, enjoy the little things, and plan for the big things. Spend time both making memories and enjoying them as they happen. Don’t rush tomorrow—it will come, and with it will come 1440 new minutes to live in.

 

Mother Nature goes out of her way to give you things to see and listen to. She even knows that smells can trigger memories. So out of all the moments of your life, take at least one or two a day to appreciate the beauty of it. In between the plans you’ve made.

 

When you smile at beauty a memory is made, like a camera’s clicking shutter.

If it’s butterfly you’re smiling at, then take the time to hear her wings flutter.

 

🙂

 

BawB

 

When you say you have nowhere to go. . .

 

. . . which direction are you looking?

 

If I had a nickel for each time I have heard someone proclaim “I’m bored,” I would be a rich man. How on earth can anyone get bored, with all there is to do and see, to read and watch, to play and listen to? I just don’t understand it. It would be so easy to slip into a rant right now, but with some self-restraint and calm breathing, let me just say that if you have the time to be bored, then you are not taking the time to enjoy the little things in life.

 

Often when people say they are bored, they blame it on a lack of direction. But what does it mean, exactly, when people say they have no direction? Are they lost? Or admitting that no one has told them where to go recently?

 

I have found on my journey, through listening to others and, of course, soul searching, that direction can be found with a compass (your intuition) and a dream. The compass will point you in the right direction and the dream will help you create the place you would like to be. You should be knowledgeable when it comes to reading a compass, how to find true north and believe in your intuition, and equally, you should be able to tell the difference between a dream and a fantasy. You could dream about being further along in your career and, in the process, solidify the steps you need to take to advance to the next level. This is a direction-driven dream. Conversely, you could fantasize about being the president of the company and firing your boss, but if you don’t actually want to be president and just dislike your boss, this is only a fantasy.

 

My point here is that I dreamed about something different in my life. I wanted to go in a different direction, so I trusted my compass and looked at paths that would take me to different places in my life. The path I chose was that of a writer who publishes books of inspirational quotations and stories about life. As it turns out, I was destined to follow this path.

 

If you find yourself with no direction, lost where you are, then look at a different horizon. See if there are other paths out there for you.  If you look, maybe a door or two will open to show you an unexpected turn. Don’t be afraid to be happy being you. You are the only one responsible for your success in life. Follow your own compass.

 

Take a step towards some place that you would like to go.

You will find before too long that your energy starts to flow.

 

🙂

BawB