My Life in Words

Have you ever felt lost, like your life has no sense of meaning, direction, or purpose?  I have certainly felt that way the past 2 years after losing my job.  I have struggled to figure out where I should go from here.

Whether we like it or not, a paycheck many times defines who we are and our self-worth. When you aren’t bringing home that check, it can make you feel depressed like a failure.  It can cause extra stress at home because of the loss of your salary. Also, your significant other may not understand why you can’t seem to shake the dark cloud hanging over your head and leave the past in the past.

To deal with such feelings, I have looked to programs to help inspire me to look past my present circumstances. Instead of focusing on the loss of my job, I now focus on all the opportunities I have in front of me.

One such program that has played a dramatic role in my new outlook on life is called “The Invisible Truth” One way to describe the 8 CD Audio set is the “Law of Attraction on Steroids.”

The program is broken down into 9 Laws and Principles…..

Everything in the world is made up of energy. You can manifest this energy into your favor by being aware and conscious of your thoughts and focusing on that which is true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report (integrity, virtuous).

Every single word you speak carries power, every-single word. And that power is greatly under-estimated. Most people are so unaware of the power of their words that they inadvertently create unnecessary, negative, and destructive situations in their lives.

Work is energy in motion. The ability to harness directed, organized, and controlled energy is greatly increased with work.

In a place that is filled with thankfulness, you will not have room for lack. Thankfulness attracts more into your life to be thankful for.

Forgiveness is a key to unlocking the shackles that keep you in bondage. The clear and distinct understanding of forgiveness of others, and yourself, will give you the strength to move directed, controlled energy where you choose.

Giving is the first step to receiving. You give the soil a seed first, and the soil will yield a tree of fruit. That fruit is the abundance that you will receive.

Be aware of your environment. Listen to the words of the people around you, as well as the entertainment you choose. Be conscious of choosing positive influences and attracting that into your life instead of the negative.

Accept responsibility for everything that has happened to you in your life and move forward instead of looking backward on things you cannot change.

Feed the senses of the soul first. Body is temporary and soul is eternal.

Fully understand and use these concepts and the law of attraction will work in your favor at rapid speeds. YOU CAN have the life you choose and desire.

For more information on the course, please visit


Success is an INSIDE JOB!

Poor people are dictated by others in life (circumstances, boss, children); Rich people are the dictators of their life.

Poor people believe that life is made up of random happenings so they have someone to blame; Rich people believe that they create their own life.

Poor people make decisions based on fear of loss; Rich people make decisions to gain more.

Poor people make decisions based on limiting beliefs because they do not believe in themselves; Rich people make decisions from confidence in themselves.

Poor people quit; Rich people do not quit.

Poor people learn and follow the herd (the 96%) to the slaughterhouse by listening to their broke friends and relatives; Rich people continuously expand their intellectual wealth.

Poor people get paid by the hour; Rich people get paid for the value they bring to the marketplace.

Poor people accept mediocrity as a reality; Rich people create solutions to make their dreams a reality.

Poor people see and prepare for negative results; Rich people see and expect positive results.

Poor people rely on hopes and prayers and remain idle; Rich people have vision and take action.

Poor people dwell in current circumstances; Rich people see the outcome they choose regardless of the current circumstances.

Success is like a math equation. The equation for success is not determined by background. The poor can become wealthy with the equation for success.

The Dumbing Down of America

I have been thinking back on my life and trying to determine if what I learned in school actually prepared me to live life as we know it.  I think not!  In school, we are taught to regurgitate names and dates, all of which I have forgotten. They must not have been that important in the first place since I can’t remember them! And why were they that important to learn in the first place?  It certainly didn’t teach me to think. But with the advent of “Reality” TV, maybe we aren’t expected to think anymore!

Pondering this has made me question our entire educational system. It is no secret that when it comes to testing, American students fall far behind other countries.  Why is that?  Is it because we set such low standards for ourselves?  It is pretty obvious that the educational system has been dumbed down through the years. We seem to reward failure. Schools that fail seem to get more money!  Spending on education has increased for the past 20 years, but what do we have to show for it?

It seems to me that we need to scrap everything and completely start over. We need to teach people how to succeed in life and think outside the box!  We need to reward success, not failure! We need to hold people accountable!  Why do we have generations of people who know no life other than being on welfare?  And what is worse is that they think it is their right and the world owes them something. Why is this?  Is it our failure as a nation to encourage people to overcome their obstacles and instead accept failure as an option in life?  Who pays for this option? All of us!

For my friends who know me well, I am STILL a PROUD UC Berkeley Tree Hugger Liberal!  But even I see the writing on the wall if we do not do something quickly and dramatic to improve our educational system. Our country can ill afford to support over half its citizens on entitlement programs.



The Consequences of Clutter

Lately I have been looking around the house realizing just how much STUFF I have. My desk is covered in paper and books; my closets are bursting with clothes that I haven’t worn in years if ever; I have tons of makeup, perfume, and other toiletries that must have expired by now; and then there is the refrigerator!  I am sure things have died in there!

Does this sound familiar?  I am sure that I am not alone. We may not realize it, but there are consequences for our madness. When we can’t find something, we go out and buy another one which takes up space we already don’t have, and then we misplace our replacement which leads to spending more money.  Spending money you don’t have causes additional stress as well as misplacing the items in the first place.  If your home is messy, you may be embarrassed to invite people over. And if you are married to someone who is a neat-freak, it can cause issues there as well. Being surrounded by so much stuff can make you feel overwhelmed and depressed.

I am just beginning to realize the correlation between the clutter in my house and my lack of focus in other areas of my life. Recently I purchased the book, “Organize Now!” by Jennifer Ford Berry. In the book, she offers practical advice over 56 weeks to help you get your life in order.  She breaks this down into categories such as Organizing Yourself, Your Papers, Your Things, Your High Traffic Areas, Your Personal Spaces, Your Storage Areas, Your Special Events, and Your Routines.  These categories are broken down into weekly sub-categories with weekly goals, tips and action items.  I intend to get started right away, just as soon as I finish my book on procrastination. Just kidding…

WRITTEN BY: Derald Reisinger

Not too long ago, I was feeling unhealthy – overweight, lethargic, and depressed. I had tried diets that helped me lose weight temporarily, but none that made me feel like I could continue with them and be healthy. So I finally declared “enough is enough” and decided to embark on an adventure to become healthy!

I researched the healthiest types of foods to learn about optimal nutrition and found that the most nutritious food I could eat fell into the category called greens. Greens are vegetables like kale, collards, spinach, chard, dandelion leaves, and other dark green leafy vegetables. Ounce for ounce, they have the most nutrition to offer, but with one drawback. Greens, like top-rated kale, are tough and chewing will not unlock all their nutrition. Chewing can be improved through cooking, but cooking degrades the enzymes and vitamins in greens. So what to do?

Enter Victoria Boutenko, with her book called Green for Life. Ms. Boutenko found that the answer is to unlock the nutrition in greens by blending them in a high-speed blender to rupture their cell walls. By blending the greens, she makes what she calls green smoothies. The blender that I use is the Vitamix blender; another good brand is Blendtec.

Once the nutrition is unlocked from the greens, the next hurdle is to make the taste palatable, as greens can taste very bitter. I mix my typical green smoothie recipe in a 2-quart blender that I share with my wife. I add 2 cups of water, a bunch of kale leaves (if it’s a small bunch of kale, I will add some baby spinach leaves), 1 cup red grapes, a banana, a handful of blueberries or other type berry, and the juice from half a lemon. The ingredients may be varied to suit your taste. In the beginning, I used more bananas to make it sweeter until I became used to the taste of the greens. There are many other choices available to make green smoothies even healthier, like wheatgrass, sea vegetables, maca powder, chlorella, and spirulina.

How did I feel after drinking green smoothies (mostly daily) that substituted for some of my other food? Within a month I noticed I had more energy and I started to lose weight without exercising. Within two months I noticed I did not require as much sleep; instead of my normal 8 hours nightly, I could feel good with only 7-1/2 (and later with only 7).

What else? I started to crave fruits and vegetables and ate more salads than I ever had before. I began eliminating added sugar and salt and avoiding pastries. I minimized meat in my diet, while adding nuts and seeds. But the funny thing is, the more nutritious I ate, the more I craved the nutritious food and the less I wanted the bad-for-me snacks. I also noticed that my digestion improved when I ate less acidic food and my system became more “regular.”

After I lost 10 pounds in 2 months, I started moderate exercising and with my new diet, I lost 20 more pounds. Now my regular diet consists of about 75 percent raw food: green smoothies and other tasty fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. If this sounds appealing to you, there is a wealth of information about raw food diets on the Internet.

WRITTEN BY: Kirsten Simmons
Why To-Do Lists & Plans Just Don’t Work for All Personality Types

How many of you have ever picked up a copy of ‘Getting Things Done’? How many of you have tried implementing the system and given up in despair at your seeming inability to maintain the complexities?Maybe it wasn’t ‘Getting Things Done’ but one of the myriad other productivity books on the market. The world is full of productivity gurus trying to help their fellow man by sharing their systems and overflowing with people just like you who try to f … Read More

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WRITTEN BY: Brandy Mychals

Wikipedia defines worry as “… anxiety or unease; …to dwell on difficulty or troubles.” Worry is all about your “mental space” and fear about your ability to handle the unknown. And many would agree that most of us worry about things that never actually happen.

So who worries the most?

Everyone worries at some time or another but this is an easy answer when you think it through. If worry is all about your “head space” then which Character Codes spend the most time in their heads? Yes, you guessed correctly, the Class President and Scholar Character Codes are the most prone to worry.

These two value CERTAINTY above all else so they think many steps ahead. At times that is helpful and can allow them to strategize and anticipate what is coming…other times it just means “mind games.”

These are also the two Character Codes most likely to “get things done”, so maybe worry pays off?

Not likely, and here’s why…

In a typical day, most people spend their time focusing on what they do not do well and ignore what they excel in. Just another excuse to worry…LOL!

When I teach the Character Code System I talk about how there isn’t one “right” or “ideal” Character Code we should all aspire to.

The truth is that we need one another.

A Character Code that spends a lot of time in their “head” could benefit by spending some time with someone that’s in the moment and vice versa.

Opt-in for the ability to trust your skills, perhaps anticipate what is coming, receive support from other Character Codes around you and OPT-OUT of the worry!

Brandy Mychals is the creator of the Character Code™ System for Client Attraction without being “salesy.” She is the 2011 International FEMTOR Award Winner presented by eWomenNetwork for “Business Matchmaker of the Year.” She was also selected by a Fortune 500 company as one of the top ten bloggers in the U.S and Canada to serve on their Blogging Advisory Committee. Brandy is the author of the soon to be published book Savvy Speaker Secrets and is in discussion for a reality TV show based on her Character Code™ system. Brandy’s specialty is teaching entrepreneurs how to make the journey from obscurity to buzz in record time so your ideal clients can track you down. She is known for delivering high value content and has been featured on NBC Talk Radio and Yahoo! News.