Being Marge: October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm Following My Heart to Financial Freedom

I'm so grateful to have found a business that's totally in alignment with my passions. Every day I work so hard (just kidding) sending cards and gifts to some of my favorite people! My work has truly transformed into play.

This is what I recently posted on my Facebook wall and it's just the preface to what I want to share on this topic.

First, I'm so grateful to have found a business that's totally in alignment with my passions. SendOutCards is designed to meet two needs: 1) helping people reach out in kindness every day and 2) giving people a vehicle to create financial freedom. Here's how this business is a match for my passions.

My first passion is loving and creating and having fun with Bruce. We do that every day in our relationship and we share the bonus of growing our SendOutCards team together. You grow a large and healthy team in network marketing with a lot of love, creativity, and fun!

My second passion is loving and playing with our kids, grandkids, and friends. One of the ways I build and maintain those important relationships is by regularly sending cards and gifts to our kids, grandkids, and friends.

My third passion is enjoying excellent and balanced physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Among my goals for following this passion is to vibrate high with passion, compassion, excitement, and expectancy. Another goal is to attend at least one personal development seminar per year. I'm happy to share that with SendOutCards I'm always enthusiastic about my activities and I look forward to the annual Treat 'Em Right personal development seminar run by the company's founder and CEO, Kody Bateman. Kody rocks!

My fourth passion is helping millions of people to become senders of cards and for those who wish, to create financial freedom. As our SendOutCards team grows, both of these goals are being realized.

My fifth passion is to live a fun life of financial freedom and abundance. Well I certainly am having fun each day and already enjoy a life with an abundance of love. The financial freedom is in the making with our SendOutCards business.

So this is why I'm grateful to have found a business that's totally in alignment with my passions. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself and revel in the fact that I understand and value the majic of this alignment. It keeps me grateful, focused, and knowing that I will fulfill my destiny.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Six More Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

Continued from my last post, here are steps 7 through 12 to Build Your Self Esteem from our Bruce and Marge Live! call on Tuesday, October 12th.

7. Serve – The more you serve others, the higher your self-esteem. Look for ways to be helpful to others each day, either informally or through formal volunteer organizations that you join.

8. Receive - Ask your significant others to list 10 things they love about you. Be open to accepting all the good things they have to say about you.

9. Follow Your Bliss or Your Passions – If you’re committed to following your passions and fulfilling your life destiny, then you will naturally think more of yourself for having the courage to do what 80% of the world’s population avoids.

10. Tolerate less – Decide that you won’t put up with things from yourself or from others that take your energy. Example of such things can include negative conversations, a dripping faucet, a dirty car, a messy office, poor diet and sleep habits, low income, a friend who is always late, and overdue library books. Make a list of 25 tolerations that you need to fix and one by one get them handled. You’ll be amazed at what this can do for your self-esteem.

11. Smile – Here’s a widely known secret. Smile. You will feel better almost instantly and you will actually feel better about yourself.

12. Edify Others – In the spirit of giving what you wish to gain and being of service to others, practice sincere edification. This technique is possibly the most powerful of all 12 items listed, and, like many powerful tools, it needs to be used with caution. The reason for caution is that if used insincerely, edification makes other people feel bad and will rebound on you, too. Here’s the cool part. You don’t edify others for them to immediately parrot something back to you, in fact that is pretty lame. Just know that, when you edify, or build up, someone else, it helps that person’s self-esteem and helping others self esteem raises your own. But don’t do this one if you can’t do it sincerely – and even then don’t do it too often.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Six Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

Last night Bruce and I covered 12 Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem on our weekly Bruce and Marge Live! FREE coaching teleseminar.

Here are the first six tips we discussed.

1. Raise your self awareness– Commit to learning and loving as much as possible in gratitude for the gift of life. Participate in your life fully. Vitalize those around you. Be ready for the good times waiting to happen but be present in the now. Let go of the past. It does not serve you in your quest to live consciously on life’s journey. Never measure your progress against others – only compare today to the day before and up your efforts to boost your self awareness.

2. Choose to believe in yourself – Take charge of your own beliefs and own the fact that you can accomplish anything you can imagine that you want to do. You might need coaching, training and practice in whatever it is, but if you can imagine it then you can achieve it. If you believe that something is possible than you’ll do what’s necessary to bring it about. Throw your knapsack over the fence and then jump to follow your dream. Begin. Get into action to make your dream come true. Have a sense of urgency. Be open to those invisible hands that will guide you, unexpected doors to open, and people who show up to help you.

3. Focus on your successes of the past to boost your confidence that you will have more successes in the future. Convince yourself that you’re a successful person. You’ll then make more attempts and boost your chances of future success. Many famous sports figures like Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth were notorious for taking the most shots, missing the most attempts, and also breaking all time records. Don’t be afraid of making errors. Go with the flow and always see yourself as successful.

4. Jack Canfield’s mirror exercise – Jack Canfield, the famous success guru, recommends giving yourself daily acknowledgement by making eye contact with yourself in a mirror and talking to yourself with great sincerity about all the small things you appreciate about yourself each day. This helps to crowd out all your negative self-talk.

5. Be authentic – This means tell the truth. If you think you’re protecting others’ feelings by not coming forth with the truth, then you’re hiding from your own feelings. The more you get in the habit of telling the truth the more free you become.

6. Keep your commitments – This is so important because ultimately the commitments we make to others are commitments to ourselves. These include big and large commitments. For example, if you tell your kids that you’ll fund their college education, then do it. If you tell someone you’ll meet them at a coffee shop at 10:00 a.m., then be there. Every time you keep a commitment, you’re growing your self-esteem.

To be continued in the next post...

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Bruce and Marge Live! Call Archive

On Saturday, October 9th, I received an email from a client telling me how one of our recorded teleseminars helped her and her husband get back on track with their passion lists.

" My husband and I just got through listening to your teleseminar on being aligned with your passions. Enlightening indeed. I am redoing my passion list and my husband said he needs to read some more in the book and then do his list. I enjoyed hearing the dialogue between you two because it not only gives a man/woman approach, but it also gives different types of personalities.

Thanks Marge for the link to the teleseminar and the encouragement we felt from listening to it. You two are making a difference in this world and thank you for making a positive difference in our lives.

Here's a list of our previously recorded teleseminars that are FREE to all.
Bruce and Marge Live!
Passionate Life Teleseminars
Recorded Calls

1. You CAN Do Business Video and Why You Should
(original call date August 3, 2010)
2. Passions Lead to Profit – the Formula in Action
(original call date August 5, 2010)
3. Making the Most of Live Networking Events
(original call date August 10, 2010)
4. Manifest Your Ideal Life
(original call date August 12, 2010)
5. Essential Social Media for Entrepreneurs
(original call date August 17, 2010)
6. GAR – Gratitude, Attitude, and Readiness
(original call date August 19, 2010)
7. Ask Bruce and Marge (submitted Q and A)
(original call date August 24, 2010)
8. Authentic Goal Setting
(original call date August 26, 2010)
9. Transform Your Work into Play
(original call date September 7, 2010)
10. Tips on Working with Your Spouse
(original call date September 14, 2010)
11. Business Social Media Strategy
(original call date September 21, 2010)
12. De-Mystifying Self-Hypnosis, A Tool Everyone Can Use
(original call date September 28, 2010)
13. How to Stay Aligned with Your Passions
(original call date October 5, 2010)

The full set of Bruce and Marge Live! Passionate Life Teleseminar calls is available to subscribers to Bruce and Marge at the Edge, our free, weekly business and personal development newsletter.

To get access to this teleseminar library, our ezine, and free book, just go to
this link.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Review of Connect, Communicate, and Profit!

You know you’re in the hands of a master networker, when you read the strategies and tips for making both in person and on line connections to grow your business in D’Vorah Lansky’s first book, Connect, Communicate, and Profit!

D’Vorah skillfully pulls you into her world of building and maintaining relationships through numerous techniques, from sending greeting cards to launching a world blog tour! Many authors excel in either the world of in person networking or online networking. D’Vorah has not only mastered both, but she uses her gift as an educator to explain exactly what to do to expand your dual networks and to encourage entrepreneurs at any skill level to work effectively in both arenas.

If you feel you’re at a crossroads and need help developing and integrating a complete in person and online networking strategy to take your business to the next level, this is the book for you. Connecting is the first step, and D’Vorah will help you increase your connections through many channels. How you use those connections to effectively communicate your message and learn to give and take with your growing community is D’Vorah’s unique area of expertise, which she willingly shares in this clear, concise guide.

I can’t wait to see what D’Vorah has in store for us all in her next book; it’s sure to be helpful for entrepreneurs like me looking for the most expert helping hands they can find to successfully navigate this fast-paced world of making and growing interpersonal connections in both the real and virtual worlds we inhabit today.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Bruce and Marge Live! Passionate Life Teleseminars

This week's teleseminar topic is
How to Stay Aligned with Your Passions.

This will be a good one, with tips and secrets on how to
stay true to what you know you really want in life.

But first, some news from us.

There's a lot going on this week and we are excited
to share it with you.

The first news is that, as of this week, and through the
remainder of 2010, our Bruce and Marge Live!
Passionate Life Teleseminars will be absolutely free.

That's right. No charge for our seminars for the rest of the year,
with a new topic each week (see
for the list) and no charge for the recordings of past seminars!

The seminars, both new and recorded won't actually
be free to everyone, just to people who subscribe to our
Bruce and Marge at the Edge newsletter. (Like you,
otherwise you wouldn't be getting this email.)

You also may have noticed that we've changed the name
for the teleseminars, slightly.

Bruce and Marge Live! Coaching Teleseminars

Bruce and Marge Live! Passionate Life Teleseminars

There are several reasons for the change.

* First, to emphasize our focus on living in alignment
with one's passions.
* Second, the teleseminars, even though we allow and
encourage email questions on each week's topic
before and during the calls, aren't really coaching.
* Third, we will continue to offer group coaching, but
only to clients who have completed The Passion Test
(more on group coaching in another email).

So this week's call will be focused on one of the core issues
for people who have (or have not) taken The Passion Test.

How to Stay Aligned With Your Passions

It's a great topic because lots of folks know (or think they
know) what their passions are, but the tricky part is to
stay true to them. And we'll talk about that. We'll talk about:

* Various techniques to stay in alignment.
* Exactly how we use them to stay in alignment.
* How you can do it, too.

So we're looking forward to the call.

Here's the phone number for the call:

and here's the access code:


Remember, all calls are recorded and the download link
will be emailed the following day.

Next week's powerful topic is:

October 12- Twelve Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem (Power)

We look forward to having you join us for Bruce and Marge Live!

We would like to have lots of folks on the call, so please feel free
to pass the link,, for people to
sign up for the calls and for our newsletter.

As a continuing bonus for newsletter subscribers, everyone also
gets a download link for Marge's book:
31 Days to Create Abundance Through Giving.

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