Some Fun at the Olympics

We headed into Vancouver yesterday and had some fun soaking up the atmosphere around the Olympics.

Downtown Vancouver had people everywhere………who were there doing the same thing and having fun, the energy was great.

It was sunny, people were in good moods, buskers entertaining, busy on the closed streets, musicians playing, line ups for things but people didn’t seem to mind (even the 5 or 6 hours to go into the Mint or on the Zip line).

I was proud to be Canadian ad Vancouver really is a great city.

It got me thinking of the Olympics really and the focus and dedication it takes for an athelete to really get here, and as I was people watchng for a bit, yes I do like to do that, I wondered how many of us really do that in any areas of our lives………do you??

Enjoy the photos!!

JB

Down on the water front near the Caldrone.

The Flame

Leading up to the Caldrone…..just a few people!!!

T

Watching a newsman trying to do his tapping while everyone else is trying to be heard……..quite entertaining!!

Behind the Art Gallery, the crowd watching skaters practice on the ice and over above people going on the Zip line.

How Do You Re-Charge Yourself???

I just wanted to share how I re-charge myself, which is important to all of us!!
Would love to hear how you re-charge yourself, so feel free to leave a comment.

Make it your best day yet!!!

Hey Canadians…..We're in Debt!!!

And what are we or should I say you going to do about it???  eh??

I guess we always think that it’s just us or the grass looks greener on the other side, but not according to this
recent article and report, if you’re in debt……you’re not alone!!

Average Canadian family debt reaches $96,100 in 2009, study finds …….

Once you finish reading the article and you find yourself relating, ask yourself what is it are you doing or going to do differently to make 2010 better…….is it a budget? second job? cut way back on spending? take out any extras? eliminate things like camps, dentist, hair cuts and so on? possible to create another revenue income? network marketing?
WHAT??

I would love to hear what you are doing differently to make this year better financially especially if it’s working for you!
JB

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

I found this to be quite an interesting post by by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

To read the article click here, you might find it rather interesting and I’m afraid to say, he’s probably right!!

Wrong Area

Ever get off in the wrong area?

This is just slightly embarrassing but at the same time funny and if I can’t laugh at myself who can I laugh at!!!

So, the other day I had to go into Vancouver. From where I live on the Sunshine Coast, that is about a 20 minute drive, 40 min ferry ride and since I was in a seminar, it was easy and much cheaper to take the city bus once there.
On the way home, later that night, I took the bus when I got back on the Sunshiene Coast as Ken was at an event and it was easier for me to meet him instead of him coming to get me. Well, Im on the bus and we are cruising along the Sunshine Coast highway, its just 2 lanes and not a big highway or anything. Remember, that I don’t think I have ever taken the coast bus, I’ve never had too. But I have taken buses in my life, so it’s not a new experience. So I am paying attention, or so I thought, but also know, that they are no street lights along the way and there is alot of rainforest, which means older growth, taller trees. Well, I missed my stop, I knew as I recognized it as we pulled away and I also saw Ken sitting there waiting for me. I still don’t know how I missed it, but it gets better. Of course I panicked and get off at the next stop, thinking I can just walk back, but behind the bus is ferry traffic, lots of it and it’s a little ways back to a path and I am dressed in black from head to toe including my brief case, so I think I’ll just wait till the traffic gets lighter and will start to walk. Yes, I could have just called Ken on my cell phone, but my battery just died, I’ve been having probelms with my cell phone and hadn’t done anything about it!!! Lesson learned!!
Well, once the ferry traffic thins out, it’s dark, it’s really dark! Remember, there are NO street lights. I could have just crossed the highway, 3 lanes where I was as there is a little campground with about 15 spots, walked through that, then down a short path to the end of my street, passed 5 houses and there is ours, BUT I can’t see 3 inches in front of my face!!! So much for walking back to the path, I got off the bus why!!??
Then I remembered, it’s all bush behind me, and I know it si February, but we’ve already had the bear at our house a few times since Christmas, so……..start singing Jod, just make any noise you can.
Well, thank goodness it only lasted about 454 minutes as I wasn’t dressed to be outside either!! THe next bus came, got me to a stop where there was a pay phone and I could call to be picked up.
Lessons I learned…..always have a cell phone and battery that works and while living in Roberts Cr. carry a flash light!!!

My 2 cents on Arbonne

Being a former Rep with Arbonne, I just wanted to add my two cents worth after seeing so much on the net in regards to their filing of Chapter 11. At least it wasn’t Chapter 7 Bankrupcty!!! It truly does amaze me the amount of negative publicity but also the uneducated……people commenting that it is a scham, pyramid and so on………lets be real here now, if it was a pyramid, do you think the Government would know by now???? Then lets look at Corporate America……I will save that for another post one day!!
In looking at the numbers, I was one of many Reps that got started during it’s huge growth spurt. I must admit I did like the products and the simplicity of having one line since owning my own mobile spa at the time. I will also admit I hated doing parties and so did the people where I lived, they would have rather had a root canal done and, well come to think of it, maybe me too!!! That just inns’t me, with all those games and such, now some people are great at it and it shows not me.
I had a team growing, not huge but a good size, I made some money, spent alot more money. Made some nice friends, who alot don’t talk to me now, some still do.
For me, I remember not enjoying it, I will be honest, as quitting was not an option, was told to get out there and talk to everyone and hand everyone an info pac, I really did hate that part. I love meeting new people and making new friends but I didn’t like targeting everyone, not everyone needed or wanted to be in business!
When I did finally decide to step back and quit, it was a hard decision for me, partially because of what is taught to us (quitting is not an option) and because I am not a quitter. I had to be honest with myself though, I didn’t like it, wasn’t enjoying it, had spent alot of money, had lots of product (everyone I knew got Arbonne that Christmas and it took me almost 2 years to use up my products left over) and it was alot of work (not that I am against alot or hard work but…..) and people were starting to avoid me and that really bothered me!
I still remember the day I did quit and was going through all my paper work to get rid of, it felt good. It felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I wasn’t a quitter, it just wasn’t for me and there is nothing wrong with that.
I know alot of women who had made it in Arbonne, making good money and are enjoying it, and many who have also quit. Just like any other industry out there or company.
It may or may not be a good fit for you.
Just because a company isn’t a good fit, doesn’t mean the profession isn’t good or doesn’t work, does not mean it’s not good. Ever been to a bad restaurant????? Stop going to all restaurants???
I attended many conventions where I met many neat ladies (yes and some snobs too), heard great speakers like Rita Davenport and received some good training.
Here’s hoping they can re-structure and keep going!

Tapping World Summit

Here is some exciting news for you…the doors
for the 2010 Tapping World Summit are officially open!

This is a free online event that last year had over 81,000
people in attendance. This is the biggest event in the
EFT / Tapping world.

The event features some of the top EFT / Tapping
practitioners in the world such as Carol Look, Patricia
Carrington, Brad Yates, Bob Doyle, Carol Tuttle…in fact,
there will be over 18 instructors in all with over 20
presentations…

You can listen to all of the presentations or just a
few of them, you get to pick the topics that interest
you.

If you’re looking to create prosperity, clarity,
energy focus, better physical and emotional health
and much, much more than you need to register for
this free online event, how this simple, weird, but
really easy, amazing tool can help, you need to
check it out by some of the best.
And the best part is it’s FREE!!

Take a look at my EFT page to get an idea of EFT or Tapping
and click the link to get registered for the Summit and pick which ones you want to listen into.

The best part is you can do it right from your own computer in your own house…….see you there, well sort of!!

The Olympic Torch

Ken and I have moved twice in the last year, 2 major moves across Canada. As we sat in London Ontario we watched the Olympic torch go through Parksville BC, where we had just moved from. Then several weeks later we moved back to BC and watched the torch go through London.

Finally we saw it go through where we are now, and I must say it was pretty neat to see people come out and rally together to support Canada and what an honor it must be to be able to carry the torch for these people.
I have to say though in the back of my mind I kept thinking how much is this costing all of us Canadians??? Didn’t we just get finish paying for the Olympics that Montreal hosted…….in the sixties?????
We’re trucking in snow from 3 hours away as there is not enough snow for the skiing events. I think, ‘in this economy does this make sense???’
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to take anything from the atheletics, I know they have worked and trained hard, but really……..trucking in snow???? When there is people around me that can’t find work.
Plus the cost to attend an event……….lets just say it’s out of reach for most people, or they have saved up for the last couple of years to attend this, either way, I am sure at the price, the events won’t be full.
That aside, I did enjoy seeing the torch come through…..finally in the place we live!

Stepping Out of my Comfort Zone

Look around at our economy.

I haven’t really posted anything this week, as I have been busy studying……yes, even at my age.
And it’s been a little harder than I thought it would be, it’s dry, a little overwhelming at times, confusing and yet
exciting too. I am learning things that I have to honestly say, I know very little about and at my age, that’s kind of embarrassing, but it where I have put my time and energy.
See, for the last decade or so, I have been into holistic health, still am, but that is where I made my money. I owned my own little holistic day spa, got into EFT, botanicial skin care, aromatherapy, raw foods and so on, and now I am studying
finances, investments and insurance……….just a little different.
Why?
Look around at our economy.
To help other people (that seems to be a theme here).
To empower myself.
To grow and learn something different.
To challenge myself.

This is the part that isn’t as much fun, but the goal of where we are going and what we will be doing with this far outcedes this part, it’s just part of the process.
I am so willing to go through this, no matter how overwhelmed I am feeling, to become more and not settle for a life of mediocrity.
Now, it may not seem like such a big deal to some of you, but look into your own life and see where you have gotten complacent?
Are you growing or dying?
Living in your comfort zone or expanding yourself?
Only you will know.

I’ll let you know how the exams go!!!

Till then…….challenge yourself!!!