Wednesday, August 8, 2012

By the time I get to Phoenix.

First thing tomorrow morning, I’m heading to Arizona with a great group of friends. My BFFs Jolanta, and Marty (of course!) will be part of this not-so-motley crew.  Adventure beckons – one of personal exploration and growth. 

For me, this is a time of letting go of beliefs that don’t serve me any more, and being open to new ideas around what success really means to me.

One of my favourite poems has fuelled me for many years…

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.*

And I truly live by this as fully as I can.  In spades. But I know there is more to it.  What is it that I would walk over hot coals to accomplish? What keeps me going?  What makes me aim higher?  What is it that will make me break through those subtle barriers of disbelief – those mental speed bumps? I want to know.  That is why I am going to Phoenix. I’m going to find my “why”. 

I will be surrounded by like-minded people, all of whom are going to be inspired by Jack Canfield and other motivational speakers.  It is the 10-year anniversary of Isagenix, a company for which I have great respect.  A celebration is called for and I am really excited to be a part of it.  My plan is to grow my nutritional business far beyond what I believed to be possible when I first began, and this gathering will help me forge ahead.

What of Presence, you ask? Well, it is still a lovely little oasis festooned with jewels, clothing, and funky accessories, and it is a creation of mine that makes me smile.  I hope it’s there for a long time. There’s a lot of joy and laughter that flows in and out of the place, and yet that’s not a currency that covers all my bills.  I want to continue growing Presence in Horseshoe Bay and have a thriving secondary income… also stemming from helping people feel great about themselves, getting healthier, and aging with grace and beauty.  Enter Isagenix. I know I’m on to a good thing here.

I had to stop writing for a bit here to start getting ready... fast forward to this morning...

I’ve just arrived at Jolanta’s place and we’re getting ready to hit the road.  Picking up Marty on the way, driving to Bellingham, doing a little shopping if we have some time, then on to Phoenix.

Contrary to current thinking, what happens in Phoenix is NOT staying in Phoenix.  Stay tuned!

Branded by enthusiasm,

Buns xo

*This has often been attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, although some believe that it was written by Bessie Stanley in 1905, albeit with slightly different wording.

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