Dreams Achieved

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

These two quotes sum up many a failure:

If you don’t know where you are, a map won’t help.
~ Watts Humphrey

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will do.
~ Chinese Proverb

Instead… Try this one on!

Make no little plans: they have no magic to stir men’s blood.
~ Daniel Burnham

May your life be filled with dreams achieved.
Shauna

Miracles

Friday, July 6th, 2012

On a side note (although, why not Miracles in your business!)…
If you aren’t receiving Notes From the Universe (http://www.tut.com/Inspiration/nftu/) you are missing out on a breathe of fresh air, a thought that inspires, a daily smile.

Today’s Note:

Performing miracles isn’t a matter of doing the impossible,
it’s a matter of redefining the possible.
…People once thought double chocolate was impossible. Yum.

I also appreciate them because they are short!

Yeah Universe!
Shauna

Strangest Secret in the World

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Have you ever listened to Earl Nightingale’s recording “Strangest Secret in the World” …or you have, but not lately?

This  famous recording has celebrated it’s 56th birthday – a “first in its class” message worth listening to on a regular basis.  It was the first spoken-word recording to achieve Gold Record status.  It could even be viewed as the predecessor to The Secret… but the closing words let you know just how old this “Secret” really is.

If you haven’t listened lately, check it out on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0r8isgQ6PM.
It just might be the best 10 minutes you spend today!

Here’s to a great life!
Shauna

The First Steps

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

In case you are feeling frustrated with the progress on your business, this message just in from the Universe:

“The thing about making it big, and doing it fast is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.
Which oddly, for many, is the same reason people don’t take them.”

Be patient with yourself.  As Winston Churchill said: “Never, never, never give up.”

Cheers!
Shauna
Your Biz Lady

Social Entrepreneur Empowerment

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Calling all socially conscious entrepreneurs… and all those who want social change.

The Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series is already under way, running until February 17.  You can join the teleclasses live, or listen to a recording later – for Free!  (“Later” is a good thing, because I would have missed some of these otherwise!)

Tune in, then let me know which segment is your favorite.

YourBizLady
Shauna

too much info?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

A quick quote from Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs:

If you don’t manage information,
you can’t profit from information.

(Thanks Dan.  I needed that!)

Wishing you a profitable New Year!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

The 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

As 2011 approaches, there are some resolutions worth keeping – for a lifetime!  Chris Steely lists these 10.

Resolve to…

  1. Stay brutally optimistic.
  2. Identify the most powerful benefit you offer to the people around you and then deliver it.
  3. Pump-up your personal vitality.
  4. Be habitually generous.
  5. Go on a mental diet….  Avoid the temptation to vent your negativity on others.
  6. Be a global citizen, fully open to the cultures and influences of others.
  7. Take control of your destiny.
  8. Increase your human connectedness.
  9. Increase your creativity by letting go of the familiar.
  10. Be You! because others are already taken.

For details on each one, see the full article at gpsbusinessgroup.
My favorite nugget (from #7 above):  “Don’t be so busy trying to make a living that you forget to make a life.”

Holly Happy Dayz!
Your Biz Lady, Shauna

Say Thanks by helping end world hunger

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We have so much to be grateful for!  This Thanksgiving, say thanks by offering a hand UP.  Learn how to donate chicks, honeybees, goats, water buffalo…to families worldwide who are poor and hungry.  Show thanks for what you already have by helping them start their journey into self-reliance and hope.

In the hierarchy of needs, food and shelter have to happen as part of having peace on our planet.  Read some of the inspiring Success Stories from people around the globe who have had their lives changed as a result of Heifer’s work.

Take your stand to make this world a better place: Do your Christmas shopping at the Heifer Gift Ark.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

Say Thanks by Giving

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Seasonally correct (after all, we are approaching Thanksgiving), but a little off the topic of business… Unless you agree that the habit of giving is a wealth magnet for you and your business. (See Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Wealth Attraction In The New Economy, wealth magnet number 25.)  Or to say it another way: Giving is part of the receiving cycle.  One reason to be wealthy is so that you’re more able to give!

YourBizLady supports giving.  A portion of all income from this site (all those little hyperlinks and affiliate programs that bring in a few pennies or dollars here or there) is donated to charities that provide a hand up.  My favorite is Heifer International.  They provide a hand up to help people out of poverty and into self-reliance.

A new organization – Seva.org – has come to my attention.  Since I’m cautious about giving to an organization where most of the money just goes to support the organization instead of the cause, I decided to check them out – and they do!
Hooray for the Internet!  Did you know there’s an easy way to find out if an organization is really doing what they claim?  You can check them out through the Better Business Bureau. The BBB has a Charity accountability checklist – 20 items that they review, and an in-depth report you can read that shows the percent that actually makes it back to the people it is intended to help.

Who is your favorite charity?
What is your criteria for a charity?
Give the gift of hope as a Christmas gift!

Namaste
Shauna

Quote of the Day

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

“If you wait for all the lights to be on green before leaving your driveway…you’ll NEVER leave your driveway.”
(Author unknown)

Btw, if you are ready to take action and make something happen, check out  The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine for Life  – only $6.41 (starting price for new) at Amazon.

Cheers!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna