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

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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:

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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.

 

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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

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You can’t build a future. . .

. . . by just thinking about it.

 

You have to actually do a little bit of work, and I’m not saying back breaking labor, but some work that involves planning and research (looking into your dreams and goals) then a little bit of architecture (mapping and blueprinting the framework) then finally the use of the tools (the time spent and the effort given), just a small amount of “work” will make your future that much brighter.

 

Now having said this, I am finding that most of society would rather do less work to produce larger gains, less effort for more return, and in a perfect world this would be wonderful, however, we live in a world where we get back what we put in. So why then when we are offered a chance to create our own happiness which in turn will generate successes, do we turn our backs and deny ourselves the chance to live our dream?

 

Recently I was given the opportunity to choose to create an adventure with a highly regarded, history making, billion dollar, anti-wrinkle age fighting, feel good about yourself, be happy company, and I could have very easily turned my back, because it sounded too good to be true, but this time I was ready to do a little bit of work on my own terms, this time I made the right choice, I have created my own perfect world, and surprisingly all it took was some research, some listening ( to the many others that have made the same choice before me) some belief in myself and my ability, and some sharing, that’s right, I said sharing.

 

So there you have it, the “secret” to success isn’t a secret at all, no magic involved, no maps to a treasure, the secret is just to make the choice to walk through a door of opportunity when it is presented, I mean, if the door is right there in front of you, open, shouldn’t you at the very least poke your head in and have a look around? What if you find that through that door is the happiness you have been seeking, what if you find that happiness happens first and THEN you become successful.

 

So now, having read all this, I am going to share with you the path to a door through which the opportunity for your happiness awaits, but this isn’t a small door, this is the door to a continent, a part of the planet that until now has been untouched by this kind of opportunity, oh, I know what you’re thinking, this all sounds too good to be true, well it is this good and it is true, Nerium is opening their doors in Australia soon and each and every one of you can make your dreams come true… all you have to do is believe you can be happy.

 

Here is the door, not just one door but three, you can choose your own door, at random, or use the energy of the universe, just pick one and poke your head in and have a look around, if you are curious ask us, we would love to share what we know and point you to your own new path of adventure.

 

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walk through the door with a new point of view.

WI:)ND

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