Being Marge: April 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Exercise Your Positive Feelings

Here's an excerpt from one of my personal development books. If you find it helpful, please click on the Amazon link below.

#3 – Exercise Your Positive Feelings

When you decide what you want in your ideal life, the fastest way to manifest it is to put yourself in a state of “Feeling Good”, as if you are living your ideal life right now.

One would expect any person’s ideal life to generate a lot of positive feelings, such as joy, love, excitement, pleasure, fun, satisfaction, gratitude, happiness, enthusiasm, wonder, expectation, awe, generosity, passion, compassion, enjoyment, and inspiration, just to name a few.

If you’re used to approaching your life from your “mind” rather than from your “heart”, faith in the power of positive feelings might feel like a big stretch.

Before you can make your ideal life a reality, become a master of putting yourself in a “Feeling Good” state. If you consciously practice feeling happy, excited, generous, and ready to receive, then you’ll soon be much more aware when you aren’t in a state of feeling positive.

Track your positive and negative emotions for one day. You’ll probably be amazed at the ratio. If your right brain is willing to give this exercise a try, but your left brain is asking for proof that it’s worth your time, then read Positivity by Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, who shares how increasing positive emotions to a 3-to-1 ratio over negative emotions is the key to manifesting with emotion.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Effortless Weight Loss

Aside from having to drop a few pounds after each pregnancy, I've never focused on my own weight loss as a major project. In January, 2011, I decided it was time to do so, because I was not happy with what I was seeing on the scale. Those 10 pounds that moved in to stay over the past few years were no longer welcome!

With the launch of our new Team Beach Body business, we followed Step 1 of the Success Game Plan and became products of the product. That means we started to use Shakeology each day as a meal replacement for our lunch and we started to use Beach Body's home fitness programs. You can't share products effectively unless you've experienced them yourself - your own testimonial is the most powerful sales tool you have.

I know, after three months, my six pound weight loss is directly related to my daily Shakeology. I really haven't worked up a noticeable sweat with any workouts yet (that day is coming!), but I have enjoyed the effortless weight loss as a result of my daily shake.

Tonight when we attend a local Chamber event, I will wear pants I haven't been able to wear for a few years! Now that's an exciting development. I'm looking forward to wearing a few more pieces of clothing I'd pushed to the back of my closet.

I'm moving on from the 30-minute to the 50-minute Shakeology workout tomorrow. Wish me luck! (I'm taking baby steps, I know, on my way to facing the ultimate home workout, P90X.)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What's in Your Greeting Card?

SendOutCards is exceeding our expectations with new product announcements this year.

First, they introduced the BIG cards, which allow you to create 8.2" x 11.5" custom greeting cards for those BIG occasions when a standard size card is not enough. We've had BIG response from the BIG cards we've sent for special birthdays.

Last week, SendOutCards announced new video cards, which are currently in beta testing and will be available for everyone in a few weeks. This is a very exciting development!

The way the video cards work is that you create your video, post it on the Internet, and then provide a QR (Quick Response) Code, a bar code that is printed in the card and readable by QR Code readers and some camera phones.

If you receive a greeting card with a printed QR Code, you simply scan the code with your camera phone's QR Code Reader application to open the contents of the code. For an informative demo, just log onto the SendOutCards Web site and watch the recent SOCTV broadcast about this new development. Here's the link.

Click on "Previous Shows" to find the show from April 12th.

If you're getting excited about the possibilities of creating your own video greeting cards, and you don't already have your SendOutCards account, just go to and Click on #3, Ways to Get Started. We'd love to have you on our SendOutCards team!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Powerful Steps for Creating Your Visions

"Billionaires don't care what the odds are. We don't listen to common sense or do what's conventional or expected. We follow our vision, no matter how crazy or idiotic other people think it is." Robert Kiyosaki

I received the above quote from a new friend in Australia (who also sends amazing recipes!). It inspired me to want to write a few words about creating and following your vision.

Some of the most powerful ways I have discovered to actually create your vision include:

1. Connect with your heart and don't listen to your head.
2. Trust that you have connected with the perfect vision for yourself because it
comes from your heart.
3. Write it down in as much detail as possible.
4. Share it with a trusted friend.
5. Add more detail and stay focused on what you want.
6. Watch for signs that it's beginning to manifest.
7. Stay rested so you can be ready for big changes in your life.
8. Add more detail and stay focused on what you want.
9. Stay in a constant state of gratitude for what you have now and what you are manifesting from your vision.
10. Know that it will completely manifest in God's time not in your time.

There is absolutely nothing in this process that has anything to do with what others think of your vision. When you share it with a trusted friend the purpose of that step is to help you get clarification, not to get their opinion of your vision.

If you're in a relationship, it's important to know if your vision is compatible with your partner's, or at least not in competition.

If you want to learn more about manifesting your ideal life, check out my book,
31 Days to Personal Mastery: Manifest Your Ideal Life.

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