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And life?… It’s about Caring and Sharing and Kindness and Love!

Card by CarolynI was blessed to meet a lovely lady by the name of Carolyn Roach tonight.  She paints and writes inspired verses to produce beautiful greeting cards, stationery sets and book marks.

Her work is also made more widely available as printed products   One of her A5 prints, “Embrace Life”, was launched 1996/7 in the hand painted format and was  scanned/printed in 2001 for a ”Springtime Promotion’ at six airport shops interstate and then for the general public.  This was just before September 11 in 2001 and “Embrace Life” has touched many, many lives, reminding people of what is really important in life.

A small snippet from EMBRACE LIFE:
Encourage at least five people every day
An encouraging word unspoken dies in your heart.
-Carolyn C. Roach
How true!

Visit Carolyn’s web site: and read her story.  There you will also find a list of the retail outlets through which you can buy her beautiful works of art.

Carolyn truly lives these words:

And life?…  It’s about Caring and Sharing and Kindness and Love! -Carolyn C. Roach


June 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm 1 comment


A Tibetan monk was asked why he was always so optimistic.  After all, he was in exile and his country was occupied by China.  He might never have the chance to see his family again.  The monk’s reply:  “Because it makes me feel good.”

When I read this my thoughts turned immediately to forgiveness.

Not forgiving doesn’t affect the other person, they carry on their own sweet way neither knowing nor caring that you don’t forgive them.  But your unforgiveness has a huge negative effect on you.  Negative thoughts attack your immune system, predispose you to heart problems, cancers and other physical, social and emotional disorders.  Negative thoughts can dissipate your energy, cripple your creativity and hinder your relationships with others.

You choose to forgive, not because the other person deserves it, but because you need to do it for yourself, YOU deserve it.  It makes YOU feel good.  The choice to forgive or not forgive shapes the kind of person you become:  loving and happy or bitter and resentful.  Why would you choose bitter and resentful?

Ask yourself – this negative thought that I am thinking, how would it be if it sprang into reality in my life in the next 3 minutes?  If you don’t want it to manifest, don’t give it attention.  Because you get what you focus on.

This is one of those ABSOLUTE truths that you cannot escape.  It is like the law of sowing and reaping – you will reap exactly what you sow.  If you sow flower seeds you won’t get apple trees springing up – only flowers grow from flower seeds.

Why not choose to focus on something positive/worthwhile/uplifting?  It will make you feel good, and you will see better results in your life.

So you have a choice about your thoughts – positive, or negative.  And this is really important:

  • Your thoughts affect your health and wellbeing – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
  • Your thoughts define you – how you see and experience the world.
  • Your thoughts shape what you get in life (you get what you focus on).

I am doing a fantastic personal development course at the moment which is really helping me in this area.  I’ve done lots of self development work in the past:  studied counselling, read lots of books, listened to heaps of CDs, and have a large number of self development newsletters delivered to my email IN box weekly.  All of it has been very helpful, but the course I am doing right now is really outstanding.

Go to this web page and fill out the contact form at the bottom for more information:

Money is important because it gives you the freedom to choose where your energy will be focused.  But it is not all about the money.  What I am excited about is the person I am becoming as I change my thinking.  This manifests in abundance in my life – in lots of ways. If your life could be more fulfilling, then you owe it to yourself to check this out.

June 19, 2009 at 7:58 am Leave a comment


Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest.
A friend of mine has always answered when asked, “How do you develop an above-average income?” He says, “Simple. Become an above-average person. Work on you.” My friend says, “Develop an above-average handshake.” He says, “A lot of people want to be successful, and they don’t even work on their handshake. As easy as that would be to start, they let it slide. Develop an above- average smile. Develop an above-average excitement. Develop an above-average dedication. Develop an above-average interest in other people.” He says, “To have more, become more.” Remember; work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Strangely enough, with two different people in the same company one may earn an extra $100 a month, and the other may earn a $1,000. What could possibly be the difference? If the products were the same, if the training was the same, if they both had the same literature, the same tools. If they both had the same teacher, the same compensation plan, if they both attended the same meetings, why would one person earn the $100 per month and the other person earn the $1000?
Remember here is the difference…the difference is personal, inside, not outside, inside.
You see the real difference is inside you. In fact, the difference IS you. Someone once said, “The magic is not in the products. The magic is not in the literature. The magic is not in the film. There isn’t a magic meeting, but the magic that makes things better is inside you, and personal growth makes this magic work for you.
The magic is in believing. The magic is in daring. The magic is in trying. The real magic is in persevering. The magic is in accepting. It’s in working. The magic is in thinking. There is magic in a handshake. There is magic in a smile. There is magic in excitement and determination. There is real magic in compassion and caring and sharing. There is unusual magic in strong feeling and you see, all that comes from inside, not outside. So, the difference is inside you. The real difference is you. You are the major key to your better future.

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June 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Working a JOB

Are you getting everything you want out of life, right now?
Are you completely satisfied with your results, right now?

Do you realize that after 40 years of working a JOB:

  • 63% of people find themselves financially dependent on their children or government subsidies
  • 29% never even made it to retirement
  • 3% are still working
  • 4% are financially stable and
  • only 1% of people are independently wealthy.

What separates the people in the 1% from everyone else? They are self-reliant and most are self-employed.

Do you still believe what your parents told you – that the answer is to work hard?  Is working a JOB  getting you where you want to go?  Trading your time for money is never going to make you rich or give you financial security, because we all have only 24 hours in a day, so there is a limit to how much you can earn in a week.

The way to achieve financial security is to have multiple streams of residual income.

True financial security is belief in yourself and your ability to instinctively create income for yourself at any time, anywhere. Entrepreneurs understand true financial security. They are self-reliant, creative, independent and solution focused.   This gives them confidence that at any given time, regardless of the economy, trends, timing, etc. they have the skills, know-how, and guts to create the life they want.

So….What WOULD you be DOING RIGHT NOW if money and time wasn’t an issue?
Travel? Time with Family? Hobbies? Luxury?

What is holding you back?  Lack of confidence?  Lack of belief in yourself?
Don’t know where to start?

What if I demonstrated for you a simple system that anyone can do – and showed you a pathway to self development that totally transformed your way of thinking and being in this world so that success and financial freedom could be yours?  Would you be interested in having a look?

Go to and fill out the response form to get more information.  You have nothing to lose ….. and EVERYTHING to gain.

June 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

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