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workshop-photoIt happened last week.

You may have heard that I launched a new division to my company. The idea was delivered in a true divine inspiration sort of way. I took all the right actions to move forward: purchased the URL, created the Facebook Fan Page, wrote a blog post to announce the arrival, and much more. The launch had been very successful.

What also happened last week was this: I was to give a speech for my local Toastmasters club. The project I’d chosen was from the Storytelling manual, “The Moral of the Story.”

I researched via Google stories on morals; you know, like the Hare and the Tortoise, in that you never want to take your opponent for granted because she may just beat you at your own game.

Finding a few stories that piqued my interest, I never heard of them before; so I’d have to learn the story fast–as it was only a few short hours before my speech! Eek!

You can’t do this! There’s no time left! What are you going to do? You can’t do this!

Yep. That was me. Hard to believe, right? Miss Positivity?

Well, I knew I had to pull it and me together. The voice inside changed.

You can do this! You can write books and posts in record time! You can write a 7-minute speech, for gosh-sakes!!

I then went back to the manual to read the objectives for the speech. It was possible to take a moral and create my own story. And so I did.

The speech was a success. I received laughs and chuckles. But when it came to the moral —– I forgot the words!!!

“It’s one thing to propose, it’s another to execute!”

Amen, Sister! Amen!

To your success,

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compassionThis post is coming a few days late. First I was busy. Second, the Chopra website was down. Last, I had a deadline to meet. Yup. All excuses and not a single one a valid reason. But that’s another post for another day.

Regardless of being late I vowed—made a promise—to you my faithful reader that I would write and post 21 days—or installments—while going through the meditation process.

Today’s centering thought hits deep.

“My love and compassion are within.”

It hits deep because even though I missed a few days I had to feel compassion for myself and forgive the lateness of my writing. And when compassion is present love immediately follows.

Can you afford compassion today and truly love and let go the mistakes made or the promises you did not deliver on?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

To your finding power within,

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Today’s daily thought and meditation centers around happiness.

“I am the source of unlimited happiness.”

And I sure am! Are you?

The clouds keep hiding the sun today; however, they do not totally block out the warm rays. It is this way with happiness. Being happy has nothing to do with the outside world, but has everything to do with you on the inside.

You see, happiness is a state of existence. You can choose to be happy at the beginning, because that is a very good step to get you out of any hole you dug yourself into. Or you can simply be happy because that is who you are, and your circumstances does not beget your state of mind.

While dealing with my corporate nemesis, I chose to be happy regardless of her efforts to make me otherwise. And it worked! Not so much due to the fact that it irritated her I still could be in a great mood, but because I could be in a great mood!!

When you go into your Self, look into your Soul, and seek the truth, you will always find a bit of happiness waiting for you. Why? Because you don’t need to go looking for it any place else. It’s right there, in you.

What do you think about where happiness comes from?

I’d love to hear!

To your writing success,

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A day of epiphany 2014

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Today is a religious day of celebration, The Epiphany, when the Three Wise Men visit the Baby Jesus.

For me on this date in history, it has been marked with more personal revelations. Perhaps this has been by divine design?

This morning I awoke around 2AM and, knowing I would not go back to immediate slumber, began writing in my journal.

“People who need people are the luckiest people in the world…”

You may be familiar with the tune sung by Barbra Streisand.

The realization that settled into my bones was one of being OK in needing others to help me succeed during my endeavors, no matter what they may be at the time. A few weeks ago, however, I remarked that I wasn’t really looking for a partnership where my business was concerned; I must do this on my own.

And then this thought struck me, one that I’ve said to many others along my growth path these past years: Just because you are in business for yourself, doesn’t mean you have to be in business by yourself.

People who have a team of people helping them to be successful are the luckiest people in the world!

This year my plan includes rebuilding the team that will assist in manifesting my dream of being a highly and well paid writer, so that I will achieve a goal of financial abundance, of which is the theme I chose for 2014. I will also become a practitioner of what I preach and mentor my clients to do: obtain, maintain, and retain the support necessary to receive what you seek!

Rome wasn’t built in day and neither was the Big U, what I call the Universe. It is my belief, as well, that those behind constructing either of those masses did not do it alone.

The message I have for you today, writer, mentor, coach, speaker, whoever you are or whatever you do, is to go find those who will build your empire, your Big U, so you too can be filled with financial abundance this year and every year to come!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please share below.

To your success,
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I’m serious… what would it look like? How might you feel?

Imagine an hour or even an entire day without saying one negative thing about any one person or any one situation—could you do it? Would you try?

Back in the 1990s I was faced with being in a corporate environment that was considered hostile due to a sexual harassment lawsuit pending. Talk about negativity and complaining! The two people involved were a good male friend and my nemesis, a female coworker.

I can’t go into the details of the case, but I can share with you that both parties were found at fault for creating a situation that clearly and quickly got out of hand.

This was a time when I had been learning more about myself, how to step back and be objective, and what I needed to do to become happy in the workplace. There were a few reasons why I wanted to travel this path.

Be happy both at home and at work. I loved being home with my husband and kids. I loved being with a few of my coworkers, but still wasn’t getting along with still another few. Something needed to change for me to be content in all areas of my life. It was while walking this path that I discovered I could not change how others perceived me—I could change in how I perceived them! Many find this little gem early in life; I, however, was to be a little older. Better late than never, they say!

Be a positive example and influence. Being in the union environment, I was acutely aware of stewards who did not seem to be representing their members judiciously; and I wanted to change that. But as I learned about how to be happy, I learned that living by example is the best influence anyone could have. I ran for my classification’s representative and won!

Succeed and exceed. If I rose above the clamor and clatter I just knew that I would excel in everything I wanted to experience and attempt. Paying attention to only what I was doing, how I performed my work to the best of my ability, being kind to everyone—including my nemesis—then I would go far; and indeed, I did. During those years in the corporate union environment, I became vice-president of our association and participated in company negotiations in the CEO’s boardroom, and was known for my quiet yet firm leadership.

With large aspirations, you must begin with small steps; and those steps begin with and live inside you.

What do you want to achieve in the short term? In the long term? Imagine the possibility of getting everything you dream of without one iota of whine.

Experts say that to change a habit—or to acquire one—you must be in continuous flow for twenty-one days. However, this expert says begin one moment at a time, then graduate slowly up to a day, then two, and work your way up to the three weeks. If you go full tilt on the habit-changing designated timeframe you may be setting yourself up for failure. For the one time you catch yourself not following the rules you set down, you may become so despondent that you do not wish to continue in this folly.

But here’s a fantastic bit of advice: you can start all over again as soon as you realize you messed up. Use no judgment, and simply begin anew right here, right now.

Are you ready to begin a life of no complaining? Try it on for size. I’d love to hear the results you experience.

To your success,

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“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

~Dale Carnegie

How does one use a muse exactly?

“Use your muse.”

“Get in touch with your muse.”

Portrait of a Muse.What is a muse and how does one use it and get in touch with it?

The other evening I had the extreme pleasure of conducting a call on how to get writing ideas out of your head or organize the notes to get them down on paper once and for all.

One of those steps cited was to “use your muse.” Use that very thing that gets you out of your head to begin the writing juices flowing again.

Recently on a weekend morning television show, comedienne and actress, Carol Burnett, was featured. She is one of the many women I admire and enjoyed watching over the years.

When Ms. Burnett saw the potential television would bring in the 1950’s, she wanted to be a part of that creativity. However, the producers told her she was “too big,” too loud for the small screen. As if that wasn’t enough of a slap, they told her variety shows were meant only for men to host.

As you may now know, Ms. Burnett did not listen to them and found a way to make her vision work; she persevered, kept going forward and was able to bring her creativity to the world.

Thank goodness! This world is a much better place from the laughter she brought to us on Saturday evenings via Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, and so many more great entertainers!

Carol Burnett is one of my muses.

Using your muse can be done in many ways — it can help you to write or it can inspire you to keep going forward.

What or who is your muse? What gets the energy flowing for you to write — or simply to get the dam of ideas streaming again?

I’d love to hear about them.

To your writing success,
PeggyLee

“Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.” ~Amy Tan

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