Saturday, February 21, 2009
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Just had to share it because I'm known for telling people how old I feel, not how old I am chronologically. I used to swap ages with my brother, and then he got older than I wanted to be.
Enjoy your day! I am!
Late in the interview, when Walters asked Newman for his thoughts on longevity and mortality, he related a story about his mother.
"My mother on her death bed said, 'Paul, you have to excuse me, I've been lying all these years, I'm not 83, I'm 87.'" Newman told Walters. "And when we took her back to
, to be buried next to my father, her sister was there. Cleveland
"And I said, 'You know, mother said that she had been lying all these years, and that she wasn't 83, that she was 87.'
"And her sister said, 'Baloney, she was 93."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Lately, I've even been telling people about how I'm burning the candles at both ends and taking almost all weekend to recover from the stress. And, when I have a lot of things scheduled on my weekends, it's even worse because I don't have any "down" time to relax.
These statements do NOT describe how I prefer to live my life!
Last night I asked myself, "Why?" to clarify why I'm doing what I'm doing.
If you're not familiar with the 5 Why's Exercise - here's my version
- Ask yourself a question.
- Whatever the answer is, ask Why again
- Whatever that answer is, ask Why again
- When your insides say "AHA!" - that's when you ask "okay, that's interesting. So, what am I going to do now?"
Here's my condensed conversation from last night
Why are you staying so busy? Because I don't want to be at home
Why don't you want to be at home? Because it's quiet and I don't know what to do with myself without a TV
Why did you give up your TV? Because TV had become a crutch to escape my life
Why do you want to escape your life? Because I'm unhappy
Why are you unhappy? Because my current life does not match what I wanted for myself
ah... so what am I going to do about it?
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Here's the vision I created for my business as a result of this month's activities....
Entrepreneur magazine has just published its profile of ultra-successful Lucinda Naia with Catalyst for Success. She continues to expand her vision on how to make a difference for individuals and businesses throughout the world. Catalyst for Success remains dedicated to solving business process issues, maximizing client loyalty, and improving employee relationships. The company has grown to incorporate three divisions: SOAR Consulting, HeartSparks, and BizSparks.
SOAR Consulting provides consulting services to solve business process issues, create dynamic work environments for employees, and maximize client loyalty. Consulting services include business assessments, in-person and tele-conference seminars, and motivational speaking. HeartSparks offers inspirational and motivational products for individuals. Current designs include Beachy, Set sail, heartfull, baby blessed, family moon, and hope blooms. BizSparks offers business-related products including CD’s, DVD’s, and self-study training. There are natural cross-over activities between the three divisions, and that was the focus of the Entrepreneur profile.
This summer Catalyst for Success announces the opening of its ceramic production facility in
“After succeeding in corporate
- Success is All About Relationships
- Only Have Today
- Always Imagine More
- Ready to Rise
Lucinda went on to explain the genesis of the unique products she creates. “While working in a challenging environment, I met some girlfriends to paint pottery. One friend Mary suggested I put something inside the coffee mug, and that suggestion sparked everything.”
Lucinda created the Beachy mug to remind herself to be beachy with a light-hearted, happy go lucky attitude instead of bitchy with a “why me?” victim attitude at work. At first, she didn’t realize the potential of what she had created. “Several people commented on the mug and how great it looked, but I didn’t really think much beyond my joy with the individual mug,” Lucinda said.
While participating in a Ladies Who Launch incubator, Lucinda realized she had a rare opportunity. She could continue to live as she had been living OR she could pursue her passion as a vibrant, creative, heart-centered adventurer. She chose to live in keeping with the SOAR principles!
Today Lucinda splits her time between
In the last two years, HeartSparks created a distinctive niche for Guatemalan souvenirs, inspirational mugs, and a patented innovation. Orders for her exceptional mugs are increasing, and she’s close to signing a license agreement with a major manufacturer for her patented coffee mug innovation.
“Although my Spanish still needs some more practice, I’m thrilled to escape the heat in
If you're interested in more information about the Phoenix/Scottsdale incubator, you can see the calendar of events by clicking here. You can also click on the Meetup badge next to this post....
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
"If you let people put tags on you, you'll never be able to remove them," he said. "You've got to make people respect you. Respect is bigger than dollars and cents."
I wish every teenager in America (or anyone for that matter) could understand the importance of living with respect.
Choose to respect yourself and live YOUR life!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Looked beyond where you are today & leaped forward
without knowing what might happen next?
Do you even think about how you make decisions?
Friends know that sometimes I think WAY too much! Over-thinking and over-analyzing have stifled some fantastic opportunities for me.
Forget about the consequences and just set sail....