July 2012

You Are What You Live

by limitlesslaura

This is a very short post this week, in honor os the 12 precious people who lost their lives in Aurora, Colorado, and the 59 others who were injured, as well as the hundreds who will be traumatized for life.

This poem is for them, and speaks to goodness, and love in this world. There are millions and millions of good, good people in this world, who have been raised in good, good families, full of love, support and generous values and morals.

Sometimes when we see a tragedy like this, we think, “My God, what is this world coming to…has the world gone mad?”

We must take comfort and remember that terrible, and tragic as it was, and not to make less of it in any way by any means, this was one twisted person, who came from undoubtedtly a sad, sad place. We should remember he is a VERY sick man, from a sick and twisted dysfunctional environment. Our prayers are with the victims and their families, as we send tremendous light and love. The healing will take time, and we won’t forget them.

Have faith in the goodness of our world, and as you read the poem above remember the responsibility we have to LIVE what we talk about and learn, to make the world a better place. We carry a heavy responsibility, because we know we can make a difference! We are the world changers! It starts at home, with our children, and what we teach them, the environment they live in, and what they take out into their world.

My mom & dad had this poem hanging on the wall in our home in every house we lived in. We moved a lot when I was growing up, and I remember this was one of the most important plaques on the wall. It must have sunk in.

It all comes down to this: Are you walking your talk? Are you living the personal development you learn every week? Are you showing up in your life? Are you noticeably growing and making an impact?

You should be seeing results and impact that you can track and measure. If not, reevaluate your personal development plan. No matter what, know that you are GREAT just the way you are, and you are loved.  Be you, magnificent you, and just give as much of who you are as you can to the world. People will be blown away!

You ARE what you LIVE

Something to think about…

Lots of Love Always..

Laura

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One of my very favorite spiritual teachers, Dr Wayne Dyer says:  “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of abundance”.  If you look into many spiritual masters and teachings over time, this is always a common thread.

Following our star, our bliss, true north, and listening to the intuition inside, or your inner guide that speaks to us to find the thing we are meant to do with our lives. The immediate thought that comes to mind is, how many people out there are actually doing it?

If you are fortunate enough, you get to live out your dreams and do what you love for a living and get paid for it. That’s the ultimate in self realization. Some people go their whole lives not knowing what their true life’s love is, and simply search because they feel an emptiness or yearning. Others know exactly what their passion is, but may be stuck in a job, when what they really are meant to be doing for a living is singing or being an artist, or having their own business. Which do you think is worse, never knowing your passion, or never realizing it? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it?

The times in my life that I have listened carefully and answered that yearning voice inside to move toward what I love have brought great success and joy for me. The consequences to ignoring that powerful gift of intuition almost always deeply affects me in some way. Most recently in the last year, I went against this gnawing inner voice and worked where I was being warned not to, and the outcome for me was very painful.  Later many other colleagues confirmed this same experience. I learned a great lesson. The lesson may not show up immediately, but there’s always a lesson, or some way that God shows me that it’s NOT where I am supposed to be, and it’s not what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I can bet you that if you look at your own life, you’ll find this as well. This deep intuition or knowing is something we can cultivate if we learn to tap into it. What is it? It’s a direct line to your subconscious mind, which is connected to God and The Universe. You can also call it The Holy Ghost, Angels or your spiritual guides depending on your religious affiliations. It’s all the same thing. It can be your greatest life management tool, and can lead you to a life of satisfying, peaceful abundance. [click to continue…]

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The Synergy of Tribe Marketing

by limitlesslaura

You’ve probably heard the saying that “there’s strength in numbers” right?What if I told you that one simple action you could participate in could drastically affect your:

  • Blog traffic
  • Internet presence
  • Brand message reception
  • Online & Offline relationships
  • Sales
  • Sponsorships
  • Following

Synergy: “The combination of factors which each multiply the effects of the other(s) rather than merely adding to them.”

There are certain universal laws that are fixed, and the law of synergy is one of them. It says that the resulting actions of the collective as a WHOLE are far greater than those individually, and in fact are exponentially multiplied. It’s this law that can help you become a VERY successful entrepreneur, if committed to and applied correctly.

In this case I’m referring to Tribes and more specifically utilizing a blogging Tribe community to catapult your popularity and followers. How would you like it if you had an audience that could not wait to read what you had to say next?! This is the kind of following that all top marketers and frankly all top bloggers and good communicators in business have. Remember the commercial “When E.F. Hutton talks..everyone listens”.  That’s the ultimate audience..and that’s what’s possible for you, with tribe marketing.

Tribes are  nothing more than communities of people with one common purpose. The book by the same name Tribes by Seth Godin started a social media revolution in 2008, through his concept as he is the first to point out in his book is as old as time:

‘A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. For millions of years human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate…Tribes need leadership. Sometimes one person leads, sometimes more. People want connection and growth and something new. The want change…You can’t have a tribe without a leader, and you can’t be a leader without a tribe…Human beings can’t help it, we need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of like minded people. We are drawn to leaders and their ideas, and we can’t resist the rush of belonging and the thrill of the new…All of it is worthless if you don’t decide to lead. All of it goes to waste if your leadership is compromised, if you settle, if you don’t commit.”

Seth Godin ~ Tribes

So What’s In It For You?

The reason tribes are so powerful are many. The internet is a vast and VERY crowded place. When people come to your blog, what is it they expect to see? Activity! There is nothing more drab, and frankly a turn off than a blog that looks like nobody visits it. Conversely, think of visiting a blog that has lots of comments, shares, tweets etc. It feels exciting! You get the immediate feeling like this person has something going on, and people like to come back often! Not only that YOU become the person to DO BUSINESS with. Isn’t that the bottom line? [click to continue…]

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