An Excerpt from The Traveler’s Gift

I’ve been reading The Traveler’s Gift lately and there are a few excerpts that I would like to recite to all of you.  They really touched a part of me and I would like to pass them on to all of you!  I highly recommend reading the book, but here goes number one.

“The First Decision for Success – The buck stops here.

From this moment forward, I will accept responsibility for my past.  I understand that the beginning of wisdom is to accept the responsibility for my own problems and that by accepting responsibility for my past, I free myself to move into a bigger, brighter future of my own choosing.

Never again will I blame my parents, my spouse, my boss, or other employees for my present situation.  Neither my education nor lack of one, my genetics, or the circumstantial ebb and flow of everyday life will affect my future in a negative way.  If I allow myself to blame these uncontrollable forces for my lack of success, I will be forever caught in a web of the past.  I will look forward.  I will not let my history control my destiny.

The buck stops here.  I accept responsibility for my past.  I am responsible for my success.

I am where I am am today-mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially-because of decisions I have made.  My decisions have always been governed by my thinking.  Therefore, I am where I am today-mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially- because of how I think.  Today I will begin the process of changing where I am-mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially- by changing the way I think.

My thoughts will be constructive, never destructive.  My mind will live in the solutions of the future.  It will not dwell in the problems of the past.  I will seek the association of those who are working and striving to bring about positive changes in the world.  I will never seek comfort by associating with those who have decided to be comfortable.

When faced with the opportunity to make a decision.  I will make one.  I understand that God did not put in me the ability to always make right decisions.  He did, however, put in me the ability to make a decision and then make it right.  The rise and fall of my emotional tide will not deter me from my course.  When I make a decision, I will stand behind it.  My energy will go into making the decision.  I will waste none on second thoughts.  My life will not be an apology.  It will be a statement.

The buck stops here.  I control my thoughts.  I control my emotions.

In the future when I am tempted to ask the question “Why me?”  I will immediately counter with the answer: “Why not me?”  Challenges are gifts, opportunities to learn.  Problems are the common thread running through the lives of great men and women.  In times of adversity, I will not have a problem to deal with; I will have a choice to make.  My thoughts will be clear.  I will make the right choice.  Adversity is preparation for greatness.  I will accept this preparation.  Why me?  Why not me?  I will be prepared for something great!

I accept responsibility for my past.  I control my thoughts.  I control my emotions.  I am responsible for my success.

The buck stops here.”

Hope this excerpt touches something in you!  It did in me!  Have a great week!


Keep Moving Forward

Take the step. Tip toe if you must but take the step.

So many people are stuck in their daily lives, always complaining, and hoping things will get better but never do anything about it! Well now is the time to change!

Quit talking about how things are and enabling the past, because that will keep you standing still. That internal conversation is the easiest way to keep reliving the past and living that same experience in your future over and over. Almost like the movie Groundhog Day. The same awful day over and over. The same disappointments, same boyfriend, health challenges, over and over. If you want to change where you’ve been, change the story you tell now.

Make a list of the new you! The new life. The new health. Make a list of what you would like to accomplish. Make a list of your perfect day, your dream life. Read it every day, feel the feelings of having it now. Get emotionally invested in how you would feel as if it were actually happening in the present.

And don’t sweat the small stuff. Do the big things first. Talk about where you are going. Talk about how good you will feel once you get there. Talk about how good you feel NOW. When your present feels like you want it to be, in the future, it most certainly is on it’s way to becoming part of your experience. Don’t forget to surround yourself with people who bring you joy and believe in your vision because a negative environment can be like glue on your shoes as you try to walk.

If you are not happy in your now, just move, take a step, tip toe if you must, but don’t stand still.

Struggling America

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about their financial struggles, and then this came through my email. A blog from my CEO speaking about the growing debt problem in America. I think he puts it best, so I’m relaying this information to you!

“In case you didn’t already know, America has a serious debt problem. I’m not talking about our nations’ deficit, rather – the number of American’s who are struggling to get by with massive amounts of personal debt. In fact, I just came across a fascinating article on CNN Money showing that a staggering 77 million Americans are in some form of debt collections. To me, what makes this number so significant is the fact that it shows the number of Americans who are really struggling with the burden of debt – so much so that they’ve gotten behind in their payments.

Most of us carry debt in one form or another, whether it’s your mortgage, student loans, or credit card debt – but the fact that 77 million Americans are in debt collections really paints a grim picture for the state of the economy. To put that number into perspective – 77 million people is approximately 1/3 of U.S. adults! Maybe’s it’s time for them to join us and help forge a new economy where we leverage our people power and our buying power to convert spending into earning!

During a time where many people are struggling to get by, UnFranchise Owners have been able to capitalize on the social shopping revolution and build a substantial ongoing income. In fact, UnFranchise Owners have earned over $3.1 BILLION dollars by leveraging our proven business system. If you’re interested in building residual income instead of debt, you need to become and UnFranchise Owner! Visit http://www.MarketAmerica.com today to learn how to start!

Keep Growing!
-JR Ridinger”

Scary to think about how many people are struggling! If you are serious about finding a way out, let’s talk!
Email me directly at dani.island@yahoo.com

Let’s start on a new path to financial freedom!

Not just for Teenagers

Thought this article was so impressive! People need to keep this in mind!
Go after your dreams & never quit! Need a new plan? We should talk!

Skip the Mall & Still Get It All, Online

Every year, the number of people shopping online – and the number of purchases they make – increases; and for good reason. The web offers the ultimate in variety and convenience, as this list attests.  Plus, how else can you go shopping in your bathrobe (or less)?  So here’s your list of reasons why shopping online is the next best thing to sliced bread!

  1. Shopping through ShopDaniB.com saves you between 2-50% on all your purchases.  NO GIMMICKS!
  2. There’s no waiting in line. On the web, it’s like you’re the only one in the store!
  3. You can wear anything — or nothing! — and shoes and makeup are entirely optional.
  4. Can use coupon codes, easily getting percentage discounts, and/or free shipping.online shopping saving
  5. Then there are sites like Zulily where you can find boutique value clothing for adults and children at 40-70% off.
  6. Plus check out the auctions site where you can bid for 7 night vacations starting at $99.
  7. Big, awkward or heavy items are delivered right to your door, such as dog food!
  8. Save money on gas, public transit fares, tolls and parking.
  9. It’s simple to keep track of your spending and your purchases.
  10. No need to endure pitches from commission-only salespeople, and no impulse buys!
  11. You can easily check the prices at a variety of stores with just a few mouse clicks.
  12. It is simple to research products and to find product reviews.
  13. You can read detailed product specs and even check out instruction manuals right in your browser window.
  14. It’s super-simple to send a gift to someone by simply ordering online through our EGifts program!
  15. You are able to pre-order items online, better selection of colors and sizes, and the ability to set up repeat orders for a discount.

So who else loves shopping online?  Remember that shopping through shopdanib.com is FREE and saves you even more!  Happy Saturday!

The Beauty of a Product Brokerage Company

A little about my company; and what motivates me!  I own a shop.com site that product brokers for over 2500 products that my husband and I use daily, ok we don’t use all 2500, but I would say I LOT!  As a product brokerage company our company does not manufacture any one product or specialize in a single service, which allows us to swing with the marketplace and capitalize on current consumer demands.

Unlike many niche companies that live or die by the success of one product, we are able to offer a variety of products and brands across numerous multibillion-dollar markets. From health and nutrition to cosmetics, weight management to home and garden, we will always provide the most popular products.  This flexibility ensures stability, profitability and most importantly, longevity.

I’m specializing now in our Motives Cosmetics line.  This product brokerage concept allows me to always carry the best of the best.  Since one manufacturer may create the best mascara and another creates the best eye liner, I have access to both.  In my many marketing classes over the years, we were taught that huge companies take a product and label it with one label, and take the same product and label it another brand.  Similar to this concept, we are able to tap into the best products in each market.

In addition, we form long-lasting relationships with our manufacturers, and unlike some companies, we don’t just shop around for the best price. Instead, relationships are established with manufacturers that will produce consistent quality products from year to year.

When a popular ingredient is discovered, we are able to quickly develop new products and bring them to market because of this business model. Every year, new products and product lines are being created to stay ahead of the competition. And since only limited quantities are stored in-house at any given time, this cuts down on consumer cost and ensures the freshest potency.

The product brokerage concept carries far beyond our exclusive brands. Through SHOP.COM, we can offer millions of additional products and services from well-known stores like Target, Nike, REI and more. The cost is the same as it would be shopping directly from the store’s site, but with our partnerships we are able to pay Cashback, whereas individual sites do not.

This company and these concepts are my motivation!  In fact, it keeps me up at night with all the possibilities running through my head!  Happy Saturday!