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How to be happy

The one tip I can share on how to be happier is to do what you love with any out giving excuses.  We must embrace our inter-passion.  Life is about doing what you what to do and being happy doing it.  I offer the advice to always tap into your soul by meditation, and to dig deep to pull out the creative person you are destined to be. Happiness starts within oneself.

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How I created a career from passion to fit my dream lifestyle

I created my business for the passion in working the sports and entertainment industry.  As a publicist, I get to meet and work with great talent. I wanted a business that would give me the flexibility to travel the world, and experience different people and cultures.  In addition, I wanted a business lifestyle that would allow me to express my creative freedom.  Lastly, working in the public relations industry, it provides so much diversity, and it allows me to grasp from other resources of life through the art of public relations.

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Let It Go

Yesterday, I visit an old friend in South Jersey after a Wine and Closet client session, to stop by and say hello before I headed back home to watch some football. Well, those plans got derailed. Immediately, she shared that I appeared tired, pissed, annoyed and frustrated. I assured her, I was fine with my big ole’ Cologate‬ smile. Needless, she grabbed my hand, and said let’s take a walk. I looked at her baffled, while she brings paper, and a pen. While we are out in the wilderness, she said write everything down that is bothering you. She had me scream out loud all that was in my heart, I spoke on it, prayed over it, burned it, and released it. I let it all go. All in all, this experience was to rebirth my mind, body, soul, and spirit. She shared, after, I must not speak on, about or recall anything on the papers, whereas, I will have let the devil win in my fight to glory. I need to get out my own way, and let my blessings reveal. This experience had me nervous, afraid, and confused. But at the end, I got it, and I let go. Sometimes I can be my worst enemy to mask what is going on. It took for someone to take notice, and say stop what you doing, and let me help you let it go. I have not seen my friend in awhile, but she knew I needed this spiritual revelation. So I thank her, for helping me ‪LET IT GO!

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Ten Keys to Happiness by Deepak Chopra

Here are my 10 keys to happiness:

1. Listen to your body’s wisdom, which expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain behavior, ask your body, “How do you feel about this?” If your body sends a signal of physical or emotional distress, watch out. If your body sends a signal of comfort and eagerness, proceed.

2. Live in the present, for it is the only moment you have. Keep your attention on what is here and now; look for the fullness in every moment.Accept what comes to you totally and completely so that you can appreciate it, learn from it, and then let it go. The present is as it should be. It reflects infinite laws of Nature that have brought you this exact thought, this exact physical response. This moment is as it is because the universe is as it is. Don’t struggle against the infinite scheme of things; instead, be at one with it.

3. Take time to be silent, to meditate, to quiet the internal dialogue. In moments of silence, realize that you are recontacting your source of pure awareness. Pay attention to your inner life so that you can be guided by intuition rather than externally imposed interpretations of what is or isn’t good for you.

4. Relinquish your need for external approval. You alone are the judge of your worth, and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. There is great freedom in this realization. When you find yourself reacting with anger or opposition to any person or circumstance, realize that you are only struggling with yourself. Putting up resistance is the response of defenses created by old hurts.

5. When you find yourself reacting with anger or opposition to any person or circumstance, realize that you are only struggling with yourself. Putting up resistance is the response of defenses created by old hurts. When you relinquish this anger, you will be healing yourself and cooperating with the flow of the universe.

6. Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world. What you most hate is what you most deny in yourself. What you most love is what you most wish for in yourself. Use the mirror of relationships to guide your evolution. The goal is total self-knowledge. When you achieve that, what you most want will automatically be there, and what you most dislike will disappear.

7. Shed the burden of judgment – you will feel much lighter. Judgment imposes right and wrong on situations that just are. Everything can be understood and forgiven, but when you judge, you cut off understanding and shut down the process of learning to love. In judging others, you reflect your lack of self-acceptance. Remember that every person you forgive adds to your self-love.

8. Don’t contaminate your body with toxins, either through food, drink, or toxic emotions. Your body is more than a life-support system. It is the vehicle that will carry you on the journey of your evolution. The health of every cell directly contributes to your state of well-being, because every cell is a point of awareness within the field of awareness that is you.

9. Replace fear-motivated behavior with love-motivated behavior. Fear is the product of memory, which dwells in the past. Remembering what hurt us before, we direct our energies toward making certain that an old hurt will not repeat itself. But trying to impose the past on the present will never wipe out the threat of being hurt. That happens only when you find the security of your own being, which is love. Motivated by the truth inside you, you can face any threat because your inner strength is invulnerable to fear.

10. Understand that the physical world is just a mirror of a deeper intelligence. Intelligence is the invisible organizer of all matter and energy, and since a portion of this intelligence resides in you, you share in the organizing power of the cosmos. Because you are inseparably linked to everything, you cannot afford to foul the planet’s air and water. But at a deeper level, you cannot afford to live with a toxic mind, because every thought makes an impression on the whole field of intelligence. Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the Earth.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140815222101-75054000-ten-keys-to-happiness-by-deepak-chopra

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17 Maya Angelou Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Better Person

Update — May 28, 9:55 a.m, ET: The legendary author has died at age 86.

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Books To Change Your Life And Your Business by Linda Coles

Books are such a great source of knowledge and when you find the right books that interest you, you become an overflowing fountain, spilling over with great ideas and stimulated on to do good stuff whether at home or at work. Getting to the end of a great book and being topped back up with ideas and enthusiasm is almost like a drug for me now; books have become addictive in a good way.

These are just the highlights of my book reading over the past months and years, my top few because if I list any more, you may feel a little overwhelmed of which one to pick first. Of course your reading list will be different to mine, but these are my top-notch selection for now. I may not have even read the best book of my life as yet, who knows, maybe you can recommend one.

3 books to change your life

1. Choose the life you want by Tal Ben-Shahar is a simple book to make you think. Packed full of the possible choices you can make in your life and what doing the opposite will bring you, it’s a great way to realize that perhaps there is a better way to be you. One to keep and read several times over your life to make sure you are the track you want to be. Pick it up and put it down, or read it straight through.

2. The start-up of you by Reid Hoffman takes you through a thought process about developing the brand of you. The light bulb moment for me from this book was that I didn’t have to build a multi million-dollar company to be successful; it could just be me, the start-up of me and maturing beyond.

3. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie is always high up on my list of all time classics for interacting with others. In my view, this book should be a staple in all schools across the globe because if children were taught Dale’s principles, I think the world would be a much friendlier place. Always keep a copy of this book through your life and revisit it often.

4 books to change your business

1. The E-Myth revisited by Michael Gerber has been around for many years as simply The E-Myth but like many great books, updated versions are required to take into account how we do business in the present day. Told as a fable, it’s again a very easy to read and extremely enlightening book on why people start businesses and why the majority find it tough. When you realize we all fit into 3 different categories it’s easy to see just which one you are and what you need to do to survive.

2. Contagious by Jonah Berger is filled with great examples about why things have caught on, what has made them so special that millions of people have shared with others and how can you do the same. Hoping that something goes viral is not a strategy for doing so, there is a science behind it and Jonah reveals all.

3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini is a great follow up book to read after Dale Carnegies bestseller above. It’s not about manipulation, more about just getting the best result you can from a meeting or sale or interaction by getting the required ‘yes’.

4. Made to stick by Chip and Dan Heath is a fascinating read again packed with real life stories. So what makes an urban legend stick, and some real life stories forgettable? How did some of our greatest movies get massive budgets to proceed when there was virtually no information available? How do newspapers get you to read on from the headline? Get the book and find out.

Whether it’s creating a better business or being a better person I hope my selection above gives you some food for thought, they certainly have for me. Feel free to add your top-notch selection in the comments below.

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10 Marketing Thoughts And Musings by Linda Coles

Today I just wanted to share a few of my thoughts and musings I have gathered over the years of online marketing because I know that some will stick with you. Most are my own musings, some are from others, but I couldn’t say who because how do you know who said what all the time?

Here goes:

  1. Sales copy in your newsletters only works when someone is ready to buy and only then.
  2. Social media sites are all rented real estate so keep that in mind when developing your online “database’.
  3. Email marketing works because they know you already.
  4. When looking at your Facebook page reach, think about those actually online rather than your total fans. If they are not online, how are they expected to see your post, algorithm or not?
  5. Facebook is your coffee shop of conversation, and LinkedIn is your boardroom of conversation. Keep the two separate.
  6. No one cares about your product or service, only about how you can ease their problems.
  7. People do business with people, not companies.
  8. It’s not the small that get eaten, it’s the slow that get beaten.
  9. Develop your email database. As long as people subscribe, it’s yours to keep.
  10. It takes time to build a following. Start today, not tomorrow.

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Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  2. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  3. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost
  4. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  5. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  6. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  7. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  8. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  9. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  10. The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby
  11. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
  12. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  14. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  15. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  16. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha
  17. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  18. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  19. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  20. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  21. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  22. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  23. Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  24. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  25. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  26. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
  27. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  28. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  29. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  30. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
  31. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
  32. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin
  33. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  34. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  35. Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus
  36. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  37. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  38. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
  39. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –Booker T. Washington
  40. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  41. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  42. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  43. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
  44. Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. –Maimonides
  45. Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  46. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
  47. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  48. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  49. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
  50. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  51. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  52. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
  53. Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  54. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  55. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
  56. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
  57. You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
  58. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
  59. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  60. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  61. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
  62. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
  63. Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  64. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong
  65. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan
  66. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  67. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
  68. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  69. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
  70. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  71. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  72. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  73. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  74. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
  75. It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  –Ann Landers
  76. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
  77. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray
  78. The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens
  79. Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
  80. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks
  81. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  82. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey
  83. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
  84. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  85. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  86. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  87. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
  88. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  89. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
  90. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  91. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
  92. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  93. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
  94. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  95. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
  96. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  97. Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
  98. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
  99. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  100. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
  101. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

 

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