Self-Improvement To Abundance?

What does self-improvement have to do with abundance, affiliate marketing, the internet, seo, making money online?
What does self-improvement mean? Why worry about that?
Because if we don’t, old habits, old ways of thinking, other people get in the way.  How can we open ourselves up for abundance and joy in life if we do not prepare ourselves? Most of us are carrying around a lot of baggage that gets in the way when we try to change our life into a positive unless we understand what the baggage is about, why we still have it, and we get RID of it.  I actually used a visualization of me pushing all that old stuff, all that old baggage, off a cliff. I think it helped.
I work as a therapist and see many people who continue doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting different results. 
For example, someone who complains about their friend all the time, but the “someone” never does anything to change it, they only complain. Well, nothing will change at that rate, will it. So, how badly does she want to change? 
But using this analogy, we can say we want our life to be better, we can say we want to do all these fun, exciting things, but unless we are really willing to take some risks, change our behaviors, and break old habits, things will not change.
What does abundance, affiliate marketing, the internet, seo, making money online, all have to do with this information?  Well, it has been my path.  I have sought more money. I had some things fall apart in my life.  I  have a lot of determination.  I did the belief in abundance and have pursued trainings online over time to find the best option for me.  Now, I’m one of those people who has to keep my day job while I do another job – many of us do.  But I also have waded through a lot of junk out there to find the gold – what helps the most, what works, what is clear – not “I still don’t know how!”  I hate that, don’t you? I still struggle with technical issues, but I do outsource. 
Because of my journey and my skills and intellect, I have decided to put up a website that will help others find some of these solutions much easier.  I also believe things keep changing so quickly on the internet.  Are you just interested in making some honest, fun money doing what you love?  Need to pay off those bills?  Wouldn’t $300-$500./month be great.  We don’t have to be in the millionaires category.  I’m not sure I aspire to that, because it would consume my life and I don’t want that.  I like to have fun. 

Setting Goals

Anybody out there have a little ADHD like I do?  Well, that can get in the way of success, can’t it?  I have to find things that actually work and then I have to integrate them into my life until they become a habit.  Otherwise, I just get an idea, try something, and don’t stick with it.  I understand many successes on the internet have some ADHD behaviors.  This job is probably more suitable to them than a job in an office.  So, I’m excited about the many ideas we get.  But we need to narrow things down and follow through.

Yes, You Can

I have
1. set goals
2. limited programs
3.  set timelines – picked dates to be earning income levels
4.  Left enough activities to prevent boredom.
5.  Named a minimum amount of time for each on-line activity each week.
6.  Refuse new programs – develop what I have.
7.  Made a list of steps for each program.
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The Empower Blog

So, I had wonderful people give me a surprise birthday party last nite – at least an 85% surprise – I had an inkling something was going on and my children – who are adults, can’t lie to me very well.  And I was curious why we hadn’t talked about any plans.  But it was great. There was a houseful of people who I love and I felt special, even though I don’t like being the center of attention.  And we all had fun and everyone got along.  I remember on my 16th year, I had 3 surprise parties – boy did I feel special.  I guess I’ve always tried to treat people with respect and digniity and perhaps it comes back to me.  I work as a counselor, and the focus of the job is to help people achieve their best and love themselves and enjoy others.  I believe all that helps to make the world a better place.  I found a great program that is about empowering each other, with the help of 2 guys who have an established blog and let us hop on board.  An easier way to make money for all.  Check it out.

A Better 2012!

I’m really hoping for things to improve in the world. Mind you, my life really does get better and better, but I personally feel sad about what others are going through.  I live in an area that was hard hit by the economy and there is a high percentage of poverty and unemployment in my area.  I work with children, and their lives are affected by the poverty, unemployment, homelessness of their parents.  I am amazed at the number of divorces I see due to the unemployment and poverty.  Many of the fathers of the kids worked in construction and our construction industry i.e. housebuilding, has decreased to 0, so these fathers, without other skills, have no work, no benefits, etc.  I see the impact on their marriages and their children.  The poor kids come to school and are so sad about parents fighting all the time. 
So, yes, I want to see the world improve.  I want people to earn a living wage, have health insurance and retirement again.  I want the 99% to be treated with dignity.  I want the teachers and nurses and firefighters and police officers to be respected for the hard work they do, instead of denigrated for “earning too much money” which none of them do.  They may earn above poverty, but everyone should have the ability to earn enough to pay bills and drive a decent car.  No one should have to pay $700. a month or more for health insurance.  I don’t understand how the CEO’s can have millions for a year, while their employees get wage freezes, wage cuts, vacation cuts, health insurance benefit cuts, retirement cuts. I don’t understand how that is okay.  I don’t understand how the executives of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were seeking bonuses this year, when they were involved in fradulent, unethical behavior that helped bring about the recession. 
YES, I WANT a BETTER LIFE tor people in 2012 – jobs, money for food, cost of living increases, etc.
Because the rich continue improving their life.  Again, my own life has improved, but I know that it would be different if I received that layoff notice, so I am eternally grateful for my luck.  I also have many skills and education that would help me with other employment, unlike many.  But I paid for my education through those school loans!!!!
So, let’s all work together to help each other.  There are even the ethical millionaires out there calling for things to be different – letting the wealthy pay more in taxes.  I am working with the Empower Network to help others improve their financial status through the work of marketing.

Why Financial Freedom??

Yes, this is a real picture I took from the pier in Cape Cod. I love to travel and part of my life getting better and better is the ability to travel and have fun at my leisure. Now, I have to have some structure and work. I can tell that if I did not work, I could get lazy and would probably watch too much tv or work on the internet endlessly. Plus, I like being around other people. So, work gets me out of bed. I make lists for myself – otherwise, I can sit down and look at books and computers and get very little accomplished. I’ve even put blogging on my calendar – structure for me. But I also put my fun stuff on the calendar. Now, by doing this, I do not mean I am inflexible. If something really good comes up, I can flex. I just need some goals, plans, to keep me going. I get many more tasks done that way.
What else does internet marketing and financial freedom mean to me? Well, it means taking a vacation when I want to. It means spending more time with my grandchildren without worrying about work getting in the way, and it means doing more to help others. I would easily be a philanthropist for different needs. I would also experiment with different types of work expertise. Freedom to explore options. Check out for a free guide to online profits and for self-improvement modules for your use and also available to sell on your websites.

Can You Believe It?

So if you live anywhere up north, you know it is March – there is hope for the weather. Of course, this year with snow in every state except Hawaii, perhaps everyone enjoys watching the winter months fade away. I’m ready for spring. But, if you snowmobile, ice fish, and/or snow ski or cross country ski, time to get out your bikes. It really is about perspective, isn’t it. Now, as I get older, the colder air isn’t as inviting. But I do enjoy the fire and reading a good book, a good movie, or the Olympics. They were enjoyable, weren’t they? Sorry the US lost the 2 hockey games to Canada, but…. I would have liked to see more of the games.
So now it’s about making plans for the freedom of longer days and warmer weather. Yea. Started up my convertible yesterday – started right up. And had the moon roof open today. Of course, not everyone has the same penchant for sunshine.
Yes, life does get better and better – focus on the good.
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Financial Freedom Can Be Yours, but it’s Not Easy.

So do you believe it can be done? I do. I have this part of me that puts my nose to the grindstone and goes for it, no matter what (well, almost no matter what.) What I mean by that is that I put blinders on and do not think about the frustrations or the delays because I just know something is going to work. So all those things that get in the way are just a deterrent for me, trying to take me off track. But I have ended up here. This is one of my programs.This program has helped me get going:

I had to do a lot of emotional and spiritual work to get to the place where I thought I deserved this and that it was entirely possible, and all of a sudden I found myself knowing it was going to happen. But it was a journey.

I, like many people, came from not a lot of money, and as a single mom I had to struggle a lot raising 3 children. That was hard.
… And I worked in social services which doesn’t pay a lot, even though I had a good education.
… And I had my house burn down and was sued by a crooked contractor after that.
… And there’s more, as many of us have complicated stories, but we can overcome those and write our new life story. I have done that. Now life is good and it is easy. Abundance is here and more is on the way. Those tough moments made me stronger and a survivor!
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Happy Holidays! is the focus.

Are you in for happy holidays? Again, remember much of this is a mindset – what do you focus on – the good or the bad. I know sometimes that’s hard. I found out today that our 34 year old secretary had major surgery just to prevent breast cancer and last year, I had a nurse who suffered major breast cancer and had massive surgery. Boy, was I grateful that I am okay. Little hard to feel sorry for yourself when that’s going on. I am so grateful for everything. I know there have been many nights I lay down in bed at night and thank God for my wonderful mattress. I have so much more, but sometimes it’s good to go basic.

As we have all heard, it is still a message to focus on the positive. Be grateful. This affects us in our belief systems and how we work as an entrepreneur. Do we believe we can accomplish financial success and freedom. Remember, the purpose of financial freedom isn’t just lots of money, it means having the freedom to do as you wish without worry about finances. What that means to you can be an individual journey. You can check out my other blog –

Making money with internet marketing

So have you about had it with internet marketers driving you crazy? I went through this week and “unsubscribed” from a number of individuals. It was overwhelming. And, you know, when you are working at projects to move you forward and create more income, all that e-mail advertising becomes like very LOUD NOISE and keeps us from our goals/projects for the day.

I find myself wanting to open the e-mails and see what they are offering and the problem becomes that, these days, there is often something to learn from many of them and I love to watch the videos to learn more. But… we all only have so much time and we need to make the best use of it. So if I’m not getting all those e-mails in my mailbox, I am not tempted to read them or buy something. Because I already have some of the best programs available to me, it is silly to look at more until I make the complete use of the ones I have. Programs these days have so much great information in them. I love hearing about the different free sites, etc. that help us make more money, do more marketing, etc. Check out my reviews of online money-making programs.

So I have reviewed some of the programs I have worked with and that have helped me the most. I believe there has to be an internal growth and lots of hurdles in this business before one is really successful. I do not like all those headlines that make us believe we can earn “$24,000. in 24 hours”, for example. We all know that is more rare but marketers seem to like it because it brings in the “tire kickers” – those with curiosity. And we would ALL like those kind of results. They just aren’t very realistic for newbies in ANY program. And probably not for the oldies either until they have excellent programs and HUGE lists.

I am a Capricorn which is the goat that makes it to the top of the hill however it can. If that needs to be slow and methodical, so be it. The programs I review are programs that
may not promise “huge, immediate results”, but they help you learn consistency, techniques, and suggest “building that online real estate” – many small machines vs. one HUGE machine. So check out my reviews of online money-making programs.

I’m in a good place – how about you?

As I continue on my journey, including the self-improvement and personal growth, I realize how much I’ve changed. I continue forward in my achievement of financial freedom and i realize the differences from the old days. Now I know it’s here and I know I just put one foot in front of the other. There is no huge magic secret. There are plans to follow and advice to take and always new things to learn, but no big secret. I have developed websites to sell products and I have developed my own products. And as I have begun to write, I realize how much information I have inside to share and it flows out easily. Before, thinking about doing so, I would have been intimidated by it, so it is “Just Do It.” That phrase has always grabbed me -when my children were younger and I was a single mom attending grad school, I put that phrase on my refrigerator – “Just Do It”. I saw a sweatshirt that said “Dream It, Do It” – also a Nike product.
Both ideas after my own heart. I think the hard part is not in doing the work, the hard part is changing yourself on the inside so you can believe it is POSSIBLE.

In ezine articles, I have an artcle called “Personal Growth is not for Sissies!” and i do believe that’s true. Because in the movement forward for a better life, one must let go of things, make hard decisions, and leap off cliffs sometimes. Not easy and not something everyone accepts as a challenge. There are those who stagnate, don’t take chances, and spend a lot of time watching tv. I have always been one who continues to move forward, sometimes whether I want to or not – my gut says “you can’t not do it.” So there I go.

Peace and Joy,

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