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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Seeing is a part of believing. . .

. . . and believing can help you to see.

I never would have believed had I not have seen with my own eyes the support from somewhere I have never been. Thousands of likes with each new post from so many wonderful people, most of which are in the Philippines, and most of which make my smile even bigger.

 

With each new post I move forward, it gives me a chance to share with the world where I am in my adventure, and as a writer, I need to believe in what I write, I need to know someone, somewhere will read it and smile, so believe me, when I see so much support from so many people I find new light and new hope for not just myself, but for other aspiring authors and writers. This has to be more than a dream, you need to take that step to make it a reality, commit to yourself, “see” yourself succeed at whatever it is you are doing, share your progress, your adventure with the world and know that out there somewhere there are others just like you, waiting for that little spark of inspiration.

 

As I write this, the effects of a recent visit with my Editor Rachel Small, has filled me with new found excitement and enthusiasm, her energy and her passion for what she does, along with her ability to polish my word hugs and make them just that much warmer, has given me that little bit of extra inspiration. I have increased my drive now to find a sponsor or an investor to help with my task of printing and releasing Series Two of BawB’s Raven Feathers to the world.

 

Now, I have mentioned in many of my posts that if you believe in the Universe, the universe listens, and the Universe will help guide you on your path. Well, the Universe has shown me Nerium, and I made the choice to follow this path, one way or another I will get my little books published, and if I can do it on my own by sharing something that makes others happier about themselves, then all the better. That’s a Win/Win solution I will enjoy.

 

Right along with this new path I was shown, was the gift of support from the Philippines, and as I mentioned, in the numbers I would never have believed, so I am not one to walk away from a gift the Universe has presented, I would love to meet each and every one of you and share my smile and my appreciation, however the next best thing I can do is to point you in the direction I was shown, to show you your own path of success. At this time Nerium is not yet in the Philippines, but I believe the Universe knows it should be, and until it arrives you can send your family and friends that live in the US, or Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada or very soon Australia and Columbia to me, they can start their own little global business and then help you to succeed in yours when the time comes.

 

Please accept these words as my genuine words of thanks for your belief in me, and for your support in my little books Bawb’s Raven Feathers and my Nerium business. Please contact us and let us know you are out there and that you too believe in the Universe.

 

WI:)ND

 

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And for my new Filipino friends…

Nakakakita ay isang bahagi ng paniniwalang. . .

. . . at paniniwalang maaaring makatulong sa iyo na makita.

 

Hindi ko kailanman sana ay naniwala ay hindi ko na nakita ng aking mga mata ang suporta mula sa isang lugar hindi ko pa. Libo-libong ng mga gusto sa bawat bagong post mula sa gayon maraming magagandang mga tao, karamihan sa mga ito ay sa Pilipinas, at karamihan sa mga ito gumawa ng aking ngiti kahit na mas malaki.

 

Sa bawat bagong post ilipat ko inaabangan ang panahon, ito ay nagbibigay sa akin ng isang pagkakataon upang ibahagi sa mundo kung nasaan ako sa aking pakikipagsapalaran, at bilang isang manunulat, kailangan ko na maniwala sa kung ano ang isulat ko, kailangan kong malaman ang isang tao, sa isang lugar ay basahin ito at ngiti, kaya naniniwala ako, kapag nakita ko kaya magkano ang suporta mula sa mga kaya maraming mga tao na mahanap ako ng mga bagong liwanag at bagong pag-asa para sa hindi lamang sa aking sarili, ngunit para sa iba pang mga minimithi may-akda at manunulat. Ito ay upang maging higit sa isang panaginip, na kailangan mong gawin ang hakbang na iyon upang gawin itong isang katotohanan, ipasok sa iyong sarili, “tingnan ang” ang iyong sarili magtagumpay sa anumang ito ay ang iyong ginagawa, ibahagi ang iyong pag-unlad, ang iyong pakikipagsapalaran sa mundo at malaman na out doon sa isang lugar na may mga iba tulad ng sa iyo, naghihintay para sa maliit na spark ng inspirasyon.

 

Bilang isulat ko ito, ang mga epekto ng isang kamakailang pagbisita sa aking Editor Rachel Maliit, pinuspos ako ng bagong natagpuan kaguluhan at sigasig, ang kanyang enerhiya at ang kanyang mga simbuyo ng damdamin para sa kung ano ang ginagawa niya, kasama ang kanyang kakayahan upang polish ang aking salita hugs at gawin silang lamang na mas mainit, ay nagbigay sa akin na maliit na piraso ng dagdag na inspirasyon. Ako ay nadagdagan ang aking drive ngayon upang mahanap ang isang sponsor o isang mamumuhunan upang makatulong sa aking mga gawain ng pag-print at ilalabas Series Dalawa ni BawB Raven Feathers sa mundo.

 

Ngayon, ako ay may nabanggit sa marami sa aking mga post na kung naniniwala ka sa Uniberso, ang uniberso ay nakikinig, at ang Universe ay makatulong na gabayan ka sa iyong landas. Well, ang Universe ay ipinapakita sa akin Nerium, at ginawa ko ang mga pagpipilian upang sundin ang landas, isang paraan o iba ang makukuha ko ang aking maliit na libro-publish, at kung maaari kong gawin ito sa aking sarili sa pamamagitan ng pagbabahagi ng isang bagay na gumagawa ng iba happier tungkol sa kanilang sarili, pagkatapos ang lahat ng mas mahusay. Iyan ay isang Win / Win solusyon ay ay masiyahan.

 

Right kasama ang mga ito bagong landas ako ay ipinapakita, ay ang kaloob ng suporta mula sa Pilipinas, at tulad ng nabanggit ko, sa numero hindi ko nais na naniniwala, kaya hindi ako isa para lakarin ang layo mula sa isang regalo ang Universe ay iniharap, ako Gusto pag-ibig upang matugunan ang bawat at bawat isa sa inyo at ibahagi ang aking ngiti at ang aking pagpapahalaga, subalit ang susunod na pinakamahusay na bagay na maaari kong gawin ay upang ituro sa iyo sa direksyon ako ay ipinakita, upang ipakita sa iyo ang iyong sariling landas ng tagumpay. Sa oras na ito Nerium ay hindi pa sa Pilipinas, pero naniniwala ako sa Universe alam ito ay dapat na, at hanggang sa dumating ito maaari mong ipadala ang iyong pamilya at mga kaibigan na naninirahan sa US, o Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada o sa lalong madaling panahon Australia at Columbia sa akin, maaari nilang simulan ang kanilang sariling maliit na global na negosyo at pagkatapos ay makakatulong sa iyo upang magtagumpay sa iyo kapag ang oras ay dumating.

 

Mangyaring tanggapin ang mga salitang ito bilang aking tunay na mga salita ng salamat para sa iyong paniniwala sa akin, at para sa iyong suporta sa aking maliit na libro ni Bawb Raven Balahibo at ang aking Nerium negosyo. Mangyaring makipag-ugnay sa amin at ipaalam sa amin kung ikaw ay out doon at na masyado kang naniniwala sa Universe.

 

WI:)ND

 

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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.

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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.

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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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If you continue to inspire the Universe. . .

. . . the Universe will continue to inspire you.

 

I woke this morning to begin a typical day, I let my little dog out, grabbed a coffee (I program the coffee maker for 5 AM so the coffee is ready for me) and I sat down in my office to write my morning inspiration, https://www.facebook.com/iambawb                                                                     the beginning of a typically wonderful day at BawB’s house.

 

My day was soon to change, for the better. I found myself needing to pursue with a bit more aggression the distribution of my little books, I am doing pretty well here in Calgary, but that is just not enough, I needed more visibility. So, off I go on my quest, first stop IBPA https://www.ibpa-online.org to click on the resources tab to find a list of distributors and wholesalers.

 

I made my selection, and then began writing an introductory/query letter to introduce my books and myself and begin a new adventure. While I was writing my letter I thought it might be a good Idea to include a review or two that I have received to help promote the sincerity I am trying to generate with these companies.

 

This brings me now to the Universe part of this new adventure that brought a tear to my eye, again. While I was searching for a review I found this most recent one I had not yet seen on Google:

 

http://www.yourmindschool.com/bawbs-raven-feathers-reflections-on-the-simple-things-in-life/

 

I added it to my letter and I wanted to share it with You because the Universe shared it with me.

 

I am so very proud of these little books, and so thankful for all the people involved in helping me create them… and of course for all of the readers that are enjoying them…my adventure continues.

 

Don’t ever give up my friends, keep writing, painting, drawing and creating, then share with the world what you have done, share your pride, share your tears and your laughter… and for the absolute joy of being you and doing what you do, share your smile in the wind.

 

Happiness is not just something you imagine you can be

It is found by letting yourself image that you are.

 

WI:)ND

 

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What happens in a writers life. . .

. . .when a writer has nothing to write?

 

Well in this writers life it seems the weeks between the time the files for a book are uploaded to the printer and the arrival of the books are the longest weeks of your life. Now you can double the anticipation if it is December and you are hoping the books make it for Christmas, and believe it or not, you can triple the already overwhelming anticipation if you throw in something new, like a beautifully designed slip case that is going to enclose the five volumes of the first series of books you have published.

 

During these weeks that take forever, I find I am productive non the less, tweaking files for the paperbacks at Ingram Spark, chatting with New Shelves to make sure everything is in place for smooth and worry free distribution, planning a launch locally (without setting a time or place until I have my book in hand) creating a Pubslush campaign and a give away on GoodReads, submitting an entry to the Indie awards, posting inspirational quotes on Facebook every morning, trying to Tweet more and all without becoming a pest to those that share my path. Waiting can sometimes bring out my over anxious behavior when I have too much time on my hands.

 

So you want to be a writer, well for goodness sakes write, and when you think you have nothing to write about, I for one will know why. I speak from experience when I say you probably have more going on when you are not writing, then when you are fully immersed in the creation of your story. The tricky part is to find the time in your hectic life to sit and share what you are doing with the world, and to promote the calm non-stressed energy that the world thinks a writer emits… hehehe 🙂

 

In case I get busy 🙂  (I just checked my Friesens page, it says my books have shipped) I want to take a moment to Thank everyone for reading what I write, without you this would be a page of unseen words. I would also like to send a Smile and a Hug across the pond to Rachel Small, http://rachelsmallediting.com for her continuous remarkable work with bringing together the words in my little books, and a Hug and a Smile to Fiona Raven, http://www.fionaraven.com for adding her energy and expertise to the design of my books, Smiles and Hugs to Beth Kallman Werner, http://www.authorconnections.com for always being there with advice and support, Amy Collins, http://www.newshelves.com and her team of amazing ladies working with me to share my books with the world, The entire staff at Friesens Printing, http://www.friesens.com for making all of my books look incredible, and to Carrie Mumford, http://www.carriemumford.com for reading each book repeatedly, looking for mistakes that aren’t there, and finding them.

 

A huge Thank you goes out to the stores and shops that put my books on their shelves, their info is available on my webpage www.bawbsravenfeathers.com

As well as all the thanks and warm energy the wind can carry to all of the people in my life that walk with me on this path, support me and believe in me.

 

So you want to be a writer, then write, share your words with the world, send your smile out with the wind but always remember a book is the combined effort of smiles and energy shared right from start, the words that fill it, all the way to the end, the eyes that read it.

 

WI:)ND

 

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Patience is not just about waiting. . .

 

. . . it is also about believing.

 

I never would have believed my little books would ever go this far, if you would have asked me two years ago what my future looked like, I would have smiled and said one day at a time.

 

My recent giveaway on Goodreads just closed and I had over 500 people show interest in winning my recent hard cover edition of BawB’s Raven Feathers Vol IV, to me that is the most wonderful feeling you could ever imagine. To me it means that 500 people are interested in my energy, my smiles and my thoughts. To me that’s what writing is all about, sharing feelings, creating emotion and inspiration, creating a smile from inside and watching it spread to the world.

 

I say “to me” a lot because everyone is different, to some 500 may not be enough, to others it may mean nothing, but as I said, to me, it means the world. Moving forward I will take this positive energy and continue working on Volume V of the series, I will continue to think my thoughts of what’s next, and plan the pages of my next writing project. Possibly down the road there may be another 500 people waiting to share my smiles, so for them I will write my thoughts, my word, and share my smiles, one day at a time.

 

Thank you to Goodreads for helping me share my little books, and Thank you to all the people that entered the give away, I hope the winners enjoy reading my words and sharing my smiles. I hope my book family, the team of wonderful people that have helped me continue to create such beautiful books never tires of hearing me say Thank you to them, I don’t believe I can ever thank them enough.

 

To those of you out there that have just started to write, let your mind create, fill the pages with your words, fear not what may appear around that next bend, instead create the next bend, and the outcome, create your path then share it, find the people to answer the questions you have, use the tools others offer.

 

To those of you that have written your books and filled your pages with wonder, thank you for offering the tools I need to learn. Yes I am patient, yes I believe in me, and yes I will continue to work at sharing my thoughts with the world, because to me, the thought of a world full of smiles is worth smiling about.

 

WI:)ND

 

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Walk your path. . .

. . .with determined steps.

I am very excited to announce the arrival of BawB’s Raven Feathers Vol III, Hard Cover editions soon to be available in the following stores in Calgary, Our Angels Wellness Center, Devine Mine, New Age books and Gifts, Fallen Angels Creations from Above, Soul Food Books and gifts, Shelf Life Books, The U of C Bookstore, Naughty Nellie  Artisans and Imports, The Bullet Cappucino Bar, Moonstone Creations, Dry Canyon Collectables Drumheller AB, and All Things Beautiful In Invermere BC. Visit each location for in store special offers for Christmas, or contact me directly for your copy at rvnfthrs@telus.net .

Paperback and e-books are available through Iguana Books or all online locations of your favorite store. Stay tuned for launch activities and book signings, and tune into to Goodreads for a giveaway.

My adventure continues with the help of all of my friends who support and believe in me, all of the people I am meeting that just want to share a smile and all of the people I will never meet that find my smile in the wind. Words of Thanks and appreciation are never enough for the wonderful members of my book family, Rachel Small – Editor, Carrie Mumford – Editor/Proof Reader, Fiona Raven –  Book Design, Jessee Wise – Illustrator, Beth Kallman Werner – Author Connections, Dana Faso – Friesens Printing, and Greg Ioannou – Iguana Books.

The path you walk will take you wherever you choose to be, the direction you are heading, the surface you walk on and the weather you walk in are all up to you. Choose sunny skies and no clouds will get in your way, choose a soft path and you will not grow tired, choose a direction that leads you to positive things and you will always grow. Most important is to believe you are going in the right direction, believe you are going to grow and believe in you. What ever you have chosen to do, do it well, do it with a smile, learn from it and share your knowledge of it.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, talk to people that have been to where you are going, ask for help or guidance, it’s ok to be lost occasionally, life doesn’t put up direction signs, but life will open doors of opportunity along the way. Pay attention, walk with your head up and look at the horizon, that text message can wait, life’s  “once in a  lifetime” opportunities will not.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a Very Merry Christmas, and I would like to Thank everyone for reading my Blog and my books, and for help in making my 2013  a wonderful year.

To each and every one of you I send a smile in the wind wrapped in positive energy for the coming year. May you all find happiness wherever you are looking.

WI:)ND

BawB

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