Thursday, January 15, 2009

Personal Power

I have been reminded today that you cannot want more for others then they want for themselves. When I was a teenager as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards scheme I spent 6 months working as a volunteer at a Dr Bernardo's home for disabled children;

There I meet Ian and Adele who, like this man in the video, had a superb sense of life and determination. Ian rolled everywhere because it was easier than walking on his bottom and I will never forget Adele sewing with her feet. (we threaded the needle). They had special legs that could be moved by hip movements, however it took so much courage cos if they fell they had nothing in the way of hands to protect their fall! Those children taught me humility, a sense of fun no matter what the blockage is, and a realisation that courage comes in so many ways.

So does it really seem so hard to make a few phone calls to offer others a chance at a wonderful life!

Today with the aid of my competent coach I looked at the bigger picture of what my vision for the future means for me. I have engaged with many of other people's visions in the past: world peace; better woman's working rights; removal of child starvation,equal pay etc etc. These are important and will continue to be so for me.

I learnt today that my vision is the multiplier effect. That what I really engage with is the value of connecting others together to see the possibilities that synergy brings to grow together.

My vision is therefore that I impact on everyone I meet, then they multiply what they got from that encounter so they can impact on others in their way.

However they choose to show up in the world is beyond my sphere of influence it is enough for me to know I started or accelerated it happening,being the catalyst or architect that brought something better into the world we live in.

I will always get you going somewhere! Just as the children I looked after so many years ago had their goals and dreams and I shall remember them forever in my heart.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Setting yourself up for the next 90 days

Goal setting time is to be relished and enjoyed rather than avoided. Putting an intention out on paper is something less than 3% of the population ever do!!

I have looked back time and time again to see what I have written and in some shape or form it has all come to fruition.

This year I have set myself a huge stretch goal to have a residual income that replaces my temporary income and the scariness factor is +10 - I will be asking for help to achieve it so watch out everyone.

If you have not get set out your dreams on paper consider this if you could have your goal what benefits will you receive from achieving it?

Why is it important for you to realise the goal?

also write down the key obstacles and solutions

Now comes the key part - put down action steps, with target dates, and write a strong affirmation to be your mantra for each day

let me know how you go - Arlene

The sound of marching feet

This article by Kerry-Anne remined me that we are progressing in the right direction.
I have to say that I have marched for equal pay in the 70's , driven over 200 miles to rally for more pay for nurses in late 70's and early 80's and marched up to Parliament house in WA for women to have greater industrial relations rights in the 90's. I think that times have changes and the power of the pen is greater then the sound of marching feet. It needs both genders to stand up and make the changes. Women can work with men to endorse the skills that women have and edify those women who have pushed on through the tough times to gain staus for others to follow.
Enjoy reading the article. Let me know what you think? Arlene

Let mothers hold the baby

Kerry-Anne Walsh
January 11, 2009

WOMEN used to be described - along with blacks, gays and an assortment of others - as a minority group.
We weren't in numbers, of course. The reference was to the status of women in positions of power, influence and, among other areas, the workforce.
The path to equality is littered with burnt bras and shattered glass, and there's still a drearily long way to go. Women still earn far less than men for comparable work, are discriminated against in the workforce because of child-rearing responsibilities or simply blatant sexism and bear the brunt of domestic violence in homes.
The good news is there has been a slow but steady increase in the number of women in the upper ranks of politics and the judiciary, pointing to a future - no matter how distant - where merit, talent and experience may become the genuine criteria for selection. That time can't come soon enough.
Before the Howard government lost office in 2007, only two women graced the cabinet table. Just two other women were in the outer ministry. When Kevin Rudd grabbed government, he doubled the female representation in the cabinet room to four, included three women in the outer ministry and appointed three as parliamentary secretaries.
Women still represent only one quarter of Labor's bulging front bench but at least it's an improvement on the 11 years of static representation under the former regime.
Rudd's female ministers hold meaty portfolios, including the position of our first female Prime Minister (acting). And few would have thought they'd see the day when a woman was sitting in Canberra's Government House as governor-general.
In the courtrooms of Australia things are also looking up. Of the 15 judicial appointments made by the Rudd Government, seven have been women, including Justice Virginia Bell to the High Court.
Joining her in the hallowed rooms of justice are Jayne Jagot (to the Federal Court) and Barbara Baker, Evelyn Bender, Anne Demack, Judith Walker and Josephine Willis (as federal magistrates). All have outstanding legal pedigrees, raising the obvious question: why has it taken so long for them to make it to the bench?
Justice Bell's resume reads like the perfect job application for high legal office. Solicitor, barrister, legal counsel, Supreme Court appeal judge. A social and civic conscience emerges through her work with legal aid, the Law Reform Commission, a sexual assault committee and as a public defender.
The CSIRO has its first female chief executive. Dr Megan Clark was appointed in September and starts this month. Also in September, Professor Penny Sackett was appointed by the Government as Australia's new chief scientist.
These examples don't an equal society make, of course. Most boardrooms are still a sea of suits.
Women in the church struggle to be recognised as leaders. The barriers to women in the workforce remain strong, particularly for working mothers who are desperately needed in Australia to keep the economy, and household budgets, afloat.
Pensioners have received a rock-solid guarantee they will have their incomes lifted in the May budget but another government promise, of a paid maternity leave scheme, which would ease the path to workforce participation for many working mums, is wilting.
Why it is an item that should be bumped in the name of savings is something the Government will have to explain if it isn't announced in the budget.
The final Productivity Commission report on parental leave will be delivered to the Government next month. It will form the basis of their budget deliberations about the introduction of a leave scheme.
It would be ironic indeed if, after the advancements made by the Rudd Government to improve the position of women in power, it was responsible for delaying a scheme that could help them get more.
Source: The Sun-Herald

Friday, January 9, 2009

It was a dark and stormy night and other gems

Today blog is around business building - primarily for readers who are growing a direct's sales group ; however all business leaders will get gems out of this. tab : Australia to hear more

Today's leader was Englishman Jonathan Hillberry - he had run a business until he was 38 years old with over 200 employees in design and internet however he never enjoyed his leveraged success because always cashflow got him so he sold out and left for the USA building again in insurance.

2006 : A pharmacist with the biophotonic scanner got his attention and he built a pharmanex business to lapis ( 2 executives) in 14 months - then 16 weeks ago he recognised the galvanic spa opportunity and went to Team Elete ( 12 executives) !!

My Lessons learnt from Jonathon --

Keep it simple --be interested in people - work the relationships, LOI Mindset - Duplicate - tell the business story - feed your mind - turn the TV off and get action

Script he uses

My company is on the USA top 10 list for shares to buy in 2009
If I could offer you a guaranteed income that would be 4 x or 10 x what you already have would that be worth a look ?
It provides a non-surgical face-lift and has products that slow down skin ageing
then he invites to presentation, 3-way call-or video or to meet him

Bonus pool

He focuses on getting LOIs and keeps people in his team growing with LOIs - the business in a box concept

Story telling - he shared how to practice being a master duplicator

he used the metaphor of everyone listening to stories from elders that started with "it was a dark and stormy night ......" then each had to start a story with the same "it was a dark and stormy night ......"

I have a similar phrase " suddenly a taxi came hissing out of the pouring rain ...." whatever thread you hold that keeps your mind focused on being a master duplicator

my thoughts: Nuskin products have lots of great stories however - learn a few money stories too -
first big cheque ;
meeting people who came into the company after you that earn more
efforts of others you know that provide a time or financial freedom they wish for
nourish the children 130000 meals a year to starving children.


he shared how he asks people he has a relationship with would they be willing to invite their boss to go and have a drink together and then asks the person he knows to edify him so the 3rd parties are ok

YOU need help to mine the gold

Working with professional business people - share the money story - 44% of cost of products comes back to us as distributors
Appeal to the driver in the conversation - ask lots of questions so you know how to help them be successful
show how to be a millionaire with motivated customers through prodocts and technologies that slow ageing

Learn enough about the company to be confident - rather then focusing on what a particular ingredient does in the skin

Impending events - go to everything be committed there is something magical when 100 people get in a room growth occurs

I never miss these calls - there are so many gems to reinforce and feed my subconscious


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

smelling the roses first requires you to clear out the leaves

I recognised that if my garden was ever to be a place that I wished to stroll around showing others the magnificent roses then I first had to be happy with how it looked! Being a believer in the value of goal setting i decided with my festive holiday to commit to 1-1.5 hrs a day clearing up the leaves and weeds and becoming proud of my little piece of magic. True little is probably not quite accurate as the area was around 300 sq metres of overgrown garden. Including my Turpentine Tree - the major cause of all the leaf droppings.

So on 23rd December I set too and every morning with the exception of Christmas day I have laboured. I have found plants I did not appreciate were there, dreaded onion weed that will be being dealt with for many years to come. I have scratched arms and had to content with March Flies ( why they are called that when they are so abundant in Dec I have no idea!)

I created what I call wild turkey mounds of leaves in 3 parts of the garden; overflowed the garden green waste bin within 1 day and my long suffering husband created a leaf catcher with chicken wire and wooden stakes saying: I have left it open on 1 side for the wheelbarrow to get in ! I day later I had it full and overflowing with more being dumped on the other side - wheelbarrow was never even used.

I have gone through 2 pairs of gloves, 1 pr of secuters , 2 fold up garden litter bins and Bunnings is thinking of offering me additional discount.

Waving to wait until Monday 5th to contact the garden bin man to make an extra pickup has resulted in recognising we have a garden waste transit department at my local council ( open on weekends too!)

So out came the 6X4 trailer from the undergrowth and that rapidly became full of clippings. Clive, my husband considered I could fit more in is I mulched the twigs , branches and bits of trees. On a roll I insisted he dig out the electrical hedge clippers when he was looking for the mulcher.

Enough Enough - it is time for me to walk amongst the roses and smell the buds - OH dear that one has died and needs to be dug out - pass the spade please !!

Lessons learned.

1. make an effort and you will be rewarded

2. a little activity every day gets the goal achieved

3. Work out a plan so there is no waiting for certain parts of the project to be completed first before the next stage can take place.

4. Commit to the achievement having fun with it as you go - very therapeutic to rip out weeds and gather up leaves.

5. Stand back and enjoy the praise from others

green and Brown thumbed Arlene