15 Smoothies in 3 Mins

If you like Green Smoothies or want to get more greens in our diet, then this is a short, fun video from the Boutenko Family!!!
And they are yummy!!! (not to mention good for you).

Watch here

Do You Talk to Yourself??

Why things in our live don’t change??

Really?
It’s ok to admit it to yourself, we all do it!! (not out loud though!!)
We all have at least 60 000 thoughts that go through our head every day, usually the same ones
as yesterday and the day before and well, probably the same as a year ago.

And we wonder why things in our live don’t change!!

Definition of insanity: Keep doing what you’re doing and expect different results.

hmmmm

Hey, if things are going great in your life, then your self talk is probably going well, if not, well…..

Some of those thoughts or self talk could sound like
– I shouldn’t have eaten that.
– I need to lose weight
– I can’t stick to anything (not sticking to NY’s resolutions for instance)
– not enough money
– more not enough money
– how can I pay those bills
– got to pick up the kids
– what about dinner
– oh I’m so tired
– oh I’m feeling stressed, overwhelmed
feel free to add a few of your own in here.

What about trying

– I am healthy and alive.
– I am grateful for all in my life.
– I am open to receive abundance and prosperity in my life.
– I am attracting all the right people in my life (or business)
– I am calm and feel great.
– My body is beautiful.
– I love myself.

Just some examples.

Just think for a minute, do any of those (or similar ones), are the thoughts that go through
your mind every day as self talk??

Just say them and feel the difference.

How you feel is everything, you want to feel good no matter what is going on around you as there
will always be something going on.

Start being aware of what kind of self talk you are saying to yourself, see if you can catch yourself and improve it.
Look into the mirror and really say those things to yourself as you look yourself in the eyes, that can have a big impact. It’s also like going to the gym, you just don’t do it once and that’s all, it’s every day.

If it’s too hard, try doing some EFT or Tapping, that can help start it.

It all really begins with you.

Change a thought – Change a lot.

It’s time to stand in YOUR greatness!!!

I Love Monday Mornings!!!

I love Monday mornings!!!

While most people are up and out the door fighting traffic in rush hour or rushing to catch the bus that is too crowded or having to stand in the subway as they’re packed in like sardines in a can, I get to by pass all of that.

It’s a choice and I consider myself rather fortunate at what or how I’ve choosen to start my mornings, loving where I live and being an entrepreneur working for myself allowing me to do this.

After getting the kids off to school my dog Spirit and I head out the door, up a steep little hill at the end of our road to a path that takes us into and through the rainforest.  After about 15 minutes or so, we come out the paths end to the beach.  It is the West coast of Bristish Columbia where we can see Vancouver Island, where we lived for almost 2 years.

After spending the past six months in Ontario, it has given me at least a renewed love for the Coast. Yes it rains alot here sometimes, even this morning as I walked back along the beach it started to drizzle, but it wasn’t snow!!! I could hear the waves beating up against the sand and stones. Before I started back up the road to our house, I stopped and watched a few Eagles as they flew and circled above…….rain what rain??

Returning home has allowed me to come with fresh eyes, loving the beauty that surrounds me.

No matter where you live, there is beauty, there are neat things to see or do.

Try seeing it through different eyes, you just might see something you’ve been missing!!!

Feel free to share what you love about where you live.
These photos were taken at different times!!

Making Money on Line

The Next Bill Gates is the title of the article by Forbes.

The article talks about young entrepreneurs who have made fortunes using technology and  they are still making money ‘even when the world is in the throes of economic turmoil, young, innovative entrepreneurs can strike it rich.’

Is it too late for some of us???!!

It makes me realize that no matter how old we are, if we don’t keep ourselves up to date somewhat on the new technology and that people can and are making money and lots of it right now, we will get left behind, some of us already have been!!!

Kids being born after 1990 won’t know a world without computers or technology, some of us remember the days of of having a channel changer for the tv meant you got up and changed the channel for dad!!

Considering all the ‘more mature’ people I see using ipods, Blackberry’s etc, we can teach ourselves new things.

If this article doesn’t inspire you somewhat to see how you can use technology, the internet, socials sites etc to earn an money, I don’t know what will!!!

Click here to read the article

Log Roll

Just a short video on a log roll……I have never seen one. What used to be a beach with some logs, well after the recent wind storm, which I apologize for now, as while I was filming it was still windy, so turn down your volume!!!!
This just shows you the power of Mother Nature………this was just one area.

For you Mom…..

I picked up the phone and I heard on the other end, ‘ I would come as soon as you can Jodi’.

I replied ‘My flight leaves in two days, is that still ok?’

My brothers reply was ‘I would get here sooner if you can.’

I hung up the phone, and stood stunned for a few minutes as the words left a bit of a sting. I knew what he meant and I was so hoping not.

Later that day as I dropped my kids off to go trick or treating with their friends, I waved goodbye and we drove away heading for the ferry. It was the first Halloween I would miss with them. I was dropped at the ferry where I started my journey, off the ferry onto the city bus to downtown Vancouver, then the airporter out to the airport, where I would have to wait a couple of hours before catching the red eye. It would be one of the longest nights of my life and sleep would not come easily.

I arrived about eight o’clock the next morning in London, Ontario where I was greeted by my brother and father. We stopped for coffee before getting on the highway down to Chatham. We made small talk all the way there, all of us avoiding the one real topic. I remember, as I sat in the back seat, looking out over the flat land, the sky was ever so blue and the leaves were such a vibrant color in the early morning sunlight. Living on the West Coast, our fall colors weren’t as vibrant, I was enjoying the early morning beauty, while sipping on my coffee, trying not to think about what lay ahead.

We pulled into the driveway about an hour later, my dad and brother told me to go inside as they handled my luggage. I opened the door and went in as Louie came down the hall, oh my, he had aged at least 10 years in the three months since I saw him last. He looked at me and came over and gave me a big hug and started to cry. ‘She’s been waiting for you’ was all he said as he started to walk me down the hall. The moment had finally arrived. I remembered being scared, oh so scared and mad, hurt, confused and I just wanted to run and yell NOOOOOOO!

We got to the door and Louie opened it up and said ‘Eve, Jodi is here.’

‘Jodi?’

‘Yes Eve’

In the dimly lit room, there laid my mother in what now seemed to be such a big bed. She opened her eyes and tried to sit up, Louie went over to help and I went over and ever so carefully gave her a big hug. She smiled and we started talking like we always do, the fear, the pain, the anger vanished, my mom was still here, for now.

That evening several of my family came and joined us and my mom got up for awhile. We talked about many things, hidden family secrets and such and laughed, even my mom. It would be the last time my mom really got up for any length of time. Over the next couple of days, so many people stopped by, but with each passing day, she got weaker, in more pain and quieter.

Anyone that has lost a loved one to cancer, you know what they go through. My mom passed away a week later, November 8th, two years ago on my best friends birthday. She was only 61 years old.

It’s funny, the things that I miss that I took for granted. See, I still have three of my grandparents living and I just thought it would always be like that. I miss her mashed potatoes, tuna fish casserole and the Sunday calls, when we would talk about anything and everything while drinking our coffee. I still wait for the phone to ring Sunday mornings.

Never take anything or anyone for granted, you never know what tomorrow may bring.

My mom used to dance like no one was watching.

I hope you’re still dancing like that now mom!!

I miss and love you tons!!

Jodi

Life & Death

Now that is not a deep question is it??

Today, I lost my grandfather or as I called him, papa. (Nov27 2009)
It is the same month that I lost my mother 2 years ago.

She was the exception to our family it seems, as everyone seems to be living to an old age in my family. I mean, how cool is it at my age to have grandparents still alive? Yes, I still have two grandmothers remaining. My children have gotten to know their Great grand parents, not many can say that. I don’t say that in bragging, but it is something that they will remember their live times and I hope cherish the memories that they do have of them.

So……..it got me really thinking today. What is it really all about? I mean, we go to school then get a job and work hard and have 2.5 kids, a dog and a mini van and try and keep us with the Jones. Who are the Jones anyways?
We buy houses that are usally too big and fill them with things…….and we think the more or bigger the things we have the happier we will be. Usually, we go into debt to do so. Or we numb ourselves with the idiot box or now we play these games on the internet just to escape our reality waiting till we get our holiday time so then we can relax.
I am learning that this is called the matrix. Is this really living or called a life?
Because when you die, or you leave this physical experience and your physical body, none of it really matters and you can’t take any of it with you.
If you really aren’t living, then you are dying.
So, what makes you happy? What makes you excited? What pulls at your heart string but you brush it off and say later, or maybe one day. Why not make that one day today, really start living life, a life that has meaning and purpose to you reagardless of what anyone else is doing, thinking or saying (and if it isn’t hurting anyone else).

Life and Death?
I would love to hear your thoughts.

Elmer Letterman & Relationship Marketing

Awhile back, I had this interesting experience on Facebook where I met a new friend, we start talking and we realized we were both in networking marketing companies, but I wasn’t familiar with her company or products. She asked if I would like to sample it, so I said sure. I am open, like to learn and try new things. I wasn’t sure if it was something I would like, but I try to remain open and if not for myself, maybe for someone I know. To which I asked if she would be interested in trying my product. No reply, a couple of days go by and then I get a reply with ‘well, what is it?’. I briefly described it and I didn’t hear back. Then I received a message which said, oh I think I saw that before, no not interested in buying it.
Well, I sat and thought for a moment, how interesting. I scanned over our messages making sure I hadn’t mis-wrote anything, as I wasn’t trying to sell her anything, I was sharing a free sample just like her.
Then I received another message to which she went right into that I would probably like the sample she had sent, and that I could buy from her, and she would show me how I could get a discount and make money with it.

So I replied with a message that started like this, ‘So let me see if I understand this correctly………’

Haven’t heard back!

Hummm

That was when my husband shared this story he had found in Success Magazine and if only we all could adapt more of this mindset, how incredibly successful we would or could all be.

Elmer Letterman

There was a highly successful New York city Insurance salesman in the 1930’s. For more than a decade Elmer Letterman hosted networking lunches every Friday at the Four Seasons restaurant. His strategy was simple:
Invite three business people who should meet due to mutual interests. He did his homework too, arriving with ideas on how the three could work together.
For example, Letterman might invite a chef who wanted to start a restaurant, a banker who could finance it and a construction executive who could build it. He’d explain why each party was credible and relevant to the others, begin the conversation, pay the bill and leave.
He didn’t bring sales brochures, or pitch insurance. He introduced all the people at the table, stoked conversation and disappeared.

How did these networking investments pay off?
Do the math:
3 people times 50 weeks a year for a decade.
Hundreds of business owners throughout New York had Letterman to thank for part of their success.
According to Ivan Misner’s book, Masters of Networking,
Letterman not only developed a reputation as a major contributor to New
York’s business community, he was one of the most successful insurance salespeople of his time.
Now, I know times have changed, but because he focused on promoting
the success of others, then trusted them to think of him when they needed insurance, the system worked!!
He didn’t just add value, he multiplied value.
He dramatically improved the lives of everyone he touched.

That is the secret sauce to success.

images colored handsI thought what a great concept if more of us could adapt more of an attitude like this, how many of us could connect, help each other and succeed at the same time.

Wasn’t it Zig Ziglar that said “You can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want”.

Thanks Zig, and what do you think?

The Decline: The Geography of a Recession

Very interesting to see the decline in middle class or should I say incline in unemployment.

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It is not suppose to get any better this year. What is your Plan B?
I highly recommend reading Robert Kiyosaki’s book Conspiracy of the Rich