Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How would you like to have your very own "Saturday Business?"

What's that you ask?

Here's a video from Sam Crowley, founder of Every Day Is Saturday, explaining exactly what it means.

With a Saturday Business, you're able to monetize your passion and get paid to do what you love.

Everyone has a Saturday Business in them...but only a few people figure out how to make it happen!

Sam has opened up the doors on a very limited (30 people) 'live' workshop, where he'll pull back the curtains on Every Day Is Saturday and how to go after your entrepreneurial dream.

Here's just a sampling of what makes this weekend so special...

- Sam's daughter Madeline asked him "Is tomorrow Saturday, Daddy?", and he decided to make EVERY day Saturday by quitting his job and starting his own business

- He quickly became an international motivational speaker, and generated over 30,000 subscribers to his regular podcast

- He now has a community of 1,000 Champions learning to pursue their dreams, and he has put together a special workshop for 30 people only...

Are you up for the challenge of creating the kind of business you can be TRULY passionate about?

Join Sam at The Every Day Is Saturday 'Live' Workshop and you'll find out.

Venue: Orlando Crowne Plaza, just minutes from the Orlando International Airport
Date: June 13th and 14th

Ode To Love

How will this pure white blossom grow,
How will it bloom through storm and snow;
Through wind and hail and falling rain,
Will it survive, remain the same?

Born in the early days of Spring,
It woke to hear a robin sing;
And lifting up its eyes did sign,
To see a rainbow in the sky.

Through all of life's trials - that come and go,
Its roots go down deep - of this we know;
And, like our love, it shall not die,
But bloom forever beneath God's sky.

Aimee Love © November 15, 1954

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Banker And The Fisherman

An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.

The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, "Only a little while."

The banker then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?"

The fisherman said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs."

The banker then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, go for walks with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends. As you can see, I have a full and busy life."

The banker scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat! With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to the capital city. After that, who knows, maybe you could take on the world!"

The fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?"

To which the banker replied, "I'd say about 15 to 20 years."

"But what then?" asked the fisherman.

The Banker laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions?…Then what?" the fisherman continued prodding.

The banker said, "Then you would retire, move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, go for romantic walks with your wife, and in the evenings you could sip wine, play guitar and sing songs with your friends!"

To which the fisherman mused, "Now isn't that strange? Isn’t that what I'm doing now?"

Monday, May 25, 2009

Achieving Fame, Wealth And Beauty Are Psychological Dead Ends, Study Says

ScienceDaily (May 19, 2009) — If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life—think again. A new study by 3 University of Rochester researchers demonstrates that progress on these fronts can actually make a person less happy.

"People understand that it's important to pursue goals in their lives and they believe that attaining these goals will have positive consequences. This study shows that this is not true for all goals," says author Edward Deci, professor of psychology and the Gowen Professor in the Social Sciences at the University. "Even though our culture puts a strong emphasis on attaining wealth and fame, pursuing these goals does not contribute to having a satisfying life. The things that make your life happy are growing as an individual, having loving relationships, and contributing to your community," Deci says.

The research paper, to be published in the June issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, tracked 147 alumni from 2 universities during their 2nd year after graduation. Using in-depth psychological surveys, the researchers assessed participants in key areas, including satisfaction with life, self-esteem, anxiety, physical signs of stress, and the experience of positive and negative emotions.

Aspirations were identified as either "intrinsic" or "extrinsic" by asking participants how much they valued having "deep, enduring relationships" and helping "others improve their lives" (intrinsic goals) versus being "a wealthy person" and achieving "the look I've been after" (extrinsic goals). Respondents also reported the degree to which they had attained these goals. To track progress, the survey was administered twice, once a year after graduation and again 12 months later.

This post-graduation period was selected because it is typically a critical developmental juncture for young adults, explains lead author Christopher Niemiec, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University. "During this formative period, graduates are no longer in the home or at the university. For the first time, they are in a position to determine for themselves how they want their lives to proceed."

As with earlier research, the study confirmed that the more committed an individual is to a goal, the greater the likelihood of success. But unlike previous findings, this analysis showed that getting what one wants is not always salubrious. "There is a strong tradition in psychology that says if you value goals and attain them, wellness will follow," says Niemiec. "But these earlier studies did not consider the content of the goals."

What's "striking and paradoxical" about this research, he says, is that it shows that reaching materialistic and image-related milestones actually contributes to ill-being; despite their accomplishments, individuals experience more negative emotions like shame and anger and more physical symptoms of anxiety such as headaches, stomachaches, and loss of energy. By contrast, individuals who value personal growth, close relationships, community involvement, and physical health are more satisfied as they meet success in those areas. They experience a deeper sense of well-being, more positive feelings toward themselves, richer connections with others, and fewer physical signs of stress.

The findings in this study support Self-Determination Theory, a well-established theory of human motivation developed by two of the paper's authors, Deci and fellow University psychologist Richard Ryan. The theory holds that well-being depends in large part on meeting one's basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

Intrinsic aspirations make people happy because they fulfill these foundational needs, conclude the authors. "Intrinsic aspirations seem to be more closely related to the self, to what's inside the self, rather than to what's outside the self," Niemiec explains.

Striving for wealth and adulation, on the other hand, does little to satisfy these deep human requirements, at least within this early career stage of life. In addition, this was a well-educated sample, and the authors stress the need for research in other demographics and age ranges. Yet for this young adult group, the authors suggest that time devoted to extrinsic pursuits, like working long hours, often crowds out opportunities for psychologically nourishing experiences, such as relaxing with friends and family or pursuing a personal passion. Craving money and adoration also can lead to a preoccupation with "keeping up with the Joneses"—upward social comparisons that breed feelings of inadequacy and jealousy. And unlike the lasting benefits of caring relationships and hard-earned skills, the thrill of extrinsic accomplishments fade quickly; all too soon, the salary raise is a distant memory and the rave review forgotten.

The research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How do Mobile Entrepreneurs live and work?

Have you ever dreamed of achieving the proverbial "4-hour work week" lifestyle and traveling, living or working from anywhere you choose? Well, Internet Marketer, consultant and adventurer Bryant Jones certainly had that dream. And for him it's now a reality because he went out and proved it could be done.

For the last 6 months Bryant lived in Thailand, Indonesia, and Mexico. No he's not rich, but he lives a very fulfilling lifestyle because he can work from anywhere and he doesn't have to worry about it.

Plus he sets his business up in a way that he only has to put in around 10-15 hours a week most weeks. If this sounds attractive to you, you need to go check out this site right now.

Bryant just launched a new coaching program to help you live the life you dream of and become a Mobile Entrepreneur. Judging by the feedback on his blog my guess would be his "Exit My Job" program will sell out in no time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Have you ever drunk water from a river?

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Friday, May 15, 2009

The Masters Gathering 'Live' On June 5th And 6th.

The Masters Gathering

Unless you've been hiding under a rock or something, you no doubt have heard about the largest collection of the world's transformation experts called The Masters Gathering.

This was once the most complete, sold-out life-enhancing mentorship program featuring the most etablished names in the self-development and entrepreneurship industries like T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, just to name a few.

It is now coming back as a 'live' event in San Diego on June, 5th and 6th.

This seminar will be hosted by yet more famous people like John Assaraf, Bill Bartmann and Chris and Janet Attwood etc.

Tickets are selling fast and it's pretty cheap for a 2-day event. What's more you can bring one guest for free! Access this page to get all the details.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Attracting Elephants, Karaoke And Chilli Fried Crickets...

That was what my friend Bryant Jones did in Thailand. In the last 6 months he had traveled in Mexico, Thailand and Indonesia leisurely.

In September of last year he was able to walk away from a job most people dream of, and as he told it, it was exactly in line with what he wanted to manifest in his life. Of course I asked why...

His response was a passionate oration about how he was "living a lie" by working a JOB that he hated and letting his passion for life be "strangled to death" by the boss, the morning traffic, his (good-hearted but) incompetent co-workers and what he called "the fishbowl"—the confines of the office. He got so worked up I thought he might lose it for a sec...

He caught his breath and calmed down a bit. Then he started telling a story about how 2 years ago when he lost his business and his wife walked out on him, he sat down to create a document that detailed his perfect day and how focusing on that "dream life" finally had him get in line with what he really wanted...

And here's where you come in...

Bryant told me he is now on a personal crusade to make sure that anyone that has a dream of getting out of the rat race or wants to travel, work and live anywhere has the tools and support to do so.

When I heard this I asked him if he would help you and he gave me a resounding YES...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's a "Who's Who" list at Success Trace.

I've just gotten confirmation that Mark Joyner will also be sharing his wisdom in Success Trace!

If you don't know who's Mark, here are his credentials...

Mark is widely recognized as one of the early pioneers of Internet Marketing and is responsible for introducing many of the technologies and tactics you see used on the Internet today (most notably e-books and integration marketing). Mark has also wrote an e-book that was downloaded over 1,000,000 times (when he stopped counting in 1998) and turned his fledgling one-man operation into a multi-million dollar international corporation with customers in every Internet-connected country on the planet.

He has wrote many best-selling books including Mind Control Marketing, The Irresistible Offer, The Great Formula and Simpleology, which is also listed in the Wall Street Journal Bestseller.

Hundreds of thousands of people learn from Mark through his personal development program, including a 3-time Olympian.

To name a few, his list of testimonials include gurus like Joseph Sugarman, Brian Tracy, Chet Holmes, Kevin Hogan, Al Ries, Bart Baggett, Dave Lakhani, John Assaraf and Randy Gage.

The only way for you to hear this rare interview is to join the Success Trace Private Membership today so that when Patric interviews Mark in the near future, you'll be notified and won't miss this chance.

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Mark plays a pivotal part in transforming Patric's life because Patric pays attention to what Mark says, teaches and does. Maybe you'll get NOTHING listening to his interview with Mark. Or perhaps, it'll give you the 'million dollar' idea that will completely transform your life to success that you've never imagine before?

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Have you experienced these?

You've read books about motivation but you're still not motivated.

You've attended seminars teaching you how to create wealth but you did not become wealthy after that.

You've gone through courses to guide you how to use "Law of Attraction" but you still haven't attract anything you want yet.

If you've experienced these or similar cases, then you have to watch this free video called The "What You Don't Know You're Missing".

In the video, Patric reveals the most important factor that you need to achieve success. Most people forget about it and that is why they are still not anywhere close to their goals. Perhaps you'll find your answer in here.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Is genius natural or cultivated? Does practice make perfect?

David Brooks wrote for the New York Times and article titled "Genius: The Modern View" which advocates internalization of skill via repetitive practice, with many comments opposing it. What's your stand?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Ever wonder what goes on inside a baby's mind?

Inside The Baby Mind

For many, many years, from the outset, adults perceive babies as just plain dumb, nothing more than a lump of need, a bundle of reflexes that can only eat and cry. To think like a baby is to not think at all.

A recent article by The Boston Globe is going to dispel all the myths about a baby's mentality and intelligence. Let Jonah Lehrer take you inside the baby mind and discover what all young parents must know.

Friday, May 1, 2009

When Thoughts Become Things...

A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth.

If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts.

By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

He also reveals, within him, the flaws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of character, circumstances, and destiny.

Thought and character are one, and as character can only manifest and discover itself through environment and circumstance, the outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.

This does not mean that a man's circumstances at any given time are an indication of his entire character, but that those circumstances are so intimately connected with some vital thought-element within him that, for the time being, they are indispensable to his development.

Every man is where he is by the law of his being; the thoughts, which he has built into his character have brought him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err.

This is just as true of those who feel "out of harmony" with their surroundings as of those who are contented with them.

As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson, which any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances.

The Environment Is But Your Looking Glass

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow; he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

That circumstances grow out of thought every man knows who has for any length of time practiced self-control and self-purification, for he will have noticed that the alteration in his circumstances has been in exact ratio with his altered mental condition.

So true is this that when a man earnestly applies himself to remedy the defects in his character, and makes swift and marked progress, he passes rapidly through a succession of vicissitudes.

The soul attracts that which it secretly harbours; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.

Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

Our Inner World Equals To Our Outer World

The outer world of circumstances shapes itself to the inner world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant external conditions are factors, which make for the ultimate good of the individual. As the reaper of his own harvest, man learns both of suffering and bliss.

Following the inmost desires, aspirations, thoughts, by which he allows himself to be dominated (pursuing the will-o'-the wisps of impure imaginings or steadfastly walking the highway of strong and high endeavour), a man at last arrives at their fruition and fulfillment in the outer conditions of his life.

Extracted from "Chapter 2: Effect of Thought on Circumstances" of "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen.