Posts Tagged ‘balance’

Joy, Peace, Charity….New Beginnings 2014

January 3, 2014

A New Year and New Beginnings can include Joy, Peace and Charity.  All ideas that can be incorporated in your daily life to bring that eternal peace and balance that will make you free.

Listen to the video with your eyes closed… drink in the message and let the Word inspire you.  Let your year be filled with Peace, Joy and Charity.   Feel the LOVE surrounding you and know how important you are in sharing kindness and consideration.

Carra Riley sharing joy, charity and peace in 2014

Learning to Love your neighbor as yourself, first requires you to Love yourself.  What qualities do you express that show kindness and charity?  Do you truly desire to be better this year than last?  Are you open to learning?

Please join is in asking 3 questions a day. 

  1. Who were you nice to today?
  2. What did you learn today?
  3. How are you better today than yesterday?

Keep a log of those 3 questions and you finish your course with joy.  You will be showing your beliefs through kindness and charity.   Your actions speak louder than any words.

Feel free to post your random acts of kindness in the comments so others can be inspired by your work.  Try this with your kids, with your friends, with your family with your co-workers with connections online.

We can make a difference one person at a time expressing LOVE and good deeds.  Living the Golden Rule and loving our neighbor as ourself.  Give, Give and Give some more.  Your giving is what makes “the present” a real gift.  it’s from you and from the heart.  It’s how you make people feel that spreads the love,  they might not remember the words but they will remember how you made them feel.

Make 2014 the year of new beginnings with Joy, Peace and Charity.  

After The Storm?

October 31, 2012

What happens after the storm?

What happens after the storm?

Hurricane Sandy has just devastated the east coast like no other storm in our recent history! To rebuild the ruble is going to take billions of dollars and human beings helping one another like never before.

Could this be a sign of how we need to pull together to get our nation from under the “turmoil” it is experiencing.  Will the storm be over after November 6, 2012 or will it be SSDD ~ that is “Same Stuff Different Day.”

Sandy came along and for me it was a flashing light, like a beacon on the shore for ships at sea. I  have been thinking about this post since mid October when I filled out my election ballot and mailed it in.  Millions of dollars were going to be spent in the next 30 days in waste for the commercials and flyers for a few undecided voters who could change the election… REALLY, should those final few waiting till the last minute be the “special interest group” that determines the fate of the direction our country will go?

Think about it, what 30 second “negative” commercial is going to change someone’s mind who can read, think and reason on their own.  I am sorry, if you are reading this and are letting television commercials help make your Presidential and Congressional candidate decisions you are not utilizing all your own reasoning power!  The media is SELLING you what they want you to buy… and many times the message is NOT factual.  It’s the media spin to manipulate you to do what they want.

The time has come for all good men (generic term) to take a stand and DEMAND some real change.  Let the news cover the Democratic and Republican National Conventions along with the televised debates and let social media do the rest of the campaign.  Let the political parties put their money where it helps the PEOPLE not the party.  The political paybacks are not worth the investment of the American people.

Most of my friends had already made their minds up and knew who they were voting for after the convention and debates. The constant stream of facebook, google+ and twitter posts for someones candidate is annoying beyond belief.  Sharing statements that are not correct makes the initiator look like an imbecile. 

Discussing the concept of  “after the storm” what are the people who have been SHOUTING their strong beliefs going to feel like if their candidate loses on November 6th?  How do they take back all those unkind words and cartoons which exuded hate when the candidate does not win?

There WILL be anxiety for some when their candidate is the loser, so preparing for that possibility will help in maintaining balance if you process it NOW.

Face the facts,  there will be a winner and a loser.  Some will be happy and some will not.  You are going to need to build a bridge and walk on over it if we are to heal this nation and come together as a united front.

Neighborhoods on the east coast and community services are all going to have to work together to rebuild the natural disaster we have just experienced.  The same principles are going to be needed to reconstruct our nation.  Compassion, kindness, forgiveness, consideration, patience and ingenuity are all qualities which need to be incorporated in our daily lives to rise above the horrific mess we are in financially.

Let’s take all the fear out of the politics that are out there.  Think about who directs and controls your life right now?  You need to TRUST and know that you will still be directed and controlled by the same Principle that has been in effect since the beginning of time.  This is a personal decision and you control your thoughts on this one!  Take responsibility for your own thoughts, you are in control of your own fear.

The candidate who gets elected on November 6, 2012 needs our support and positive thoughts. Each candidate talks about “crossing the lines” to help the American public, lets support them in doing it.  This should not be campaign rhetoric, both sides need to walk the walk, AFTER THE STORM!

We need to think about the concept from our  personal perspective and realize we are going to have to “cross the line” with our individual thoughts and work together as a Nation to correct this ”monster” debt and unemployment situation.  We have a part to play in the process and that is to be the BEST American’s we can be, supporting our Congress and President no matter what party gets elected.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world”  Mahatma Gandhi.  He was a man of power, a man of peace and he changed the world.

Ask yourself, what are you doing to make a difference?

We need to think about the future, we need new energy sources, we need to recycle, we need to develop cars that are fuel-efficient, we need to get rid of all the excess that is tearing our country apart.  We need to start with ourselves and think about what we are doing to facilitate the changes that are needed.  We need to love our neighbor before we can have world peace.  We HAVE to reach “across the isle” if our favorite candidate does not win and see what we can do to make things different and change the destruction from within  going on right now.

You and I are the difference in America. It is NOT the Republicans or the Democrats.  It is us and the way we behave.  The way we reach out, the way we help others, the way we treat the environment, the way we love one another.  The same way we will have to come together “after the storm” with Sandy. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army need our donations NOW!

Apply the universal concept of the Golden Rule, in this time of escalated challenges.  “Treating others as you would like to be treated” is a moral Principle, found in the teachings around the globe. It can dissolve the anger and lead to peace one day!

Please think about this, if you were the newly elected President, how would you want to be treated?  Then, let your individual answer direct your actions.

What will you do “after the storm?”

Girlfriends…… Need a REboot for your brain?

June 21, 2011

Would a little something for the soul be helpful in today’s world?

When is the last time you really had:  

  • Mad FUN
  • Got crazy
  • Had a little fantasy
  • Learned
  • Laughed
  • Cried    

with your girlfriends?

Are you ready to go boldly into WHAT’S NEXT?

You may be a little tired, or discouraged or unsure or just not certain about  who you are and what you really want.

The economy may have you scared and feeling less than on top of your game….

For sure…. you know you could use some time without distractions… Some time to relax, reboot and re-connect with what’s important to you….not just what the world seems to expect from you.

Do you want to connect with your source and come away with something for the soul?

How about…a.. just us girls weekend?

It’s easy to understand that “SHIFT Happens.”  Do you remember “As The World Turns?”  It seems like our world is spinning and it might be a good idea to get off the hamster wheel and talk with people who are working through all the change with balance and joy! Once you have a new view, at a higher altitude you can help others and everyone rises to a new level.

supportive circle of women to giggle  (or cry) with.

In a simple, cool setting with all your needs met for 3 days at the gateway to the Grand Canyon?

Would this work?

Totally cool!!!! Because that’s what we have in mind

IF the ideas above are ringing any bells then “Girlfriends Reinvention Weekend to Reboot Your Brain Camp” is FOR YOU!

Embracing “Cosmic Shift Happens ™”  in all aspects of life, is part of the vision of the weekend!!

Master Certified Coach, Joeann Fossland and I have partnered to create a way for YOU to experience a fun 3-day break from all the BUSYNESS…… Think about how taking a step back to reboot might help with forward progress.

Girlfriend Circle

Details…Details….

What: A 3 day girlfriend-only “Reboot your Brain” Camp Weekend
(think… slumber party, relax, giggle, reframe and rejuvenate)

When: Friday through Sunday, August 19-21st

Where: Williams AZ (where it is cool in the mountains in summer)

What’s Included: 3 Days to Connect with other Amazing Women, Time to relax and reflect, Time to Play, Structured mini-seminars to Learn & Grow, Meals & Snacks from Friday night through Sunday morning, Camp Lodging Friday & Saturday and much more!!!!

What Will We Be Doing? Here’s the tentative schedule.

How Much? Early Bird Registration $322 OR sign up with a girlfriend — not just for real estate people, bring your best friend or anyone needed a reboot! — for $297 (you each save $25) OR Enter to WIN one of TWO FREE Registrations! (after July 30, the cost will be $399.)

So… perhaps it all sounds goods and you know you want to come…

Cool! Sign up now (and we’ll refund your money if you win the contest!)

OR… perhaps it all sounds good BUT…

  • You are doing something else that weekend… oh my, I haven’t the power to enable you to be in 2 places at once… we’ll miss you!
  • It’s too far away… consider going to see the Grand Canyon or Sedona and taking a few extra days to really have a vacation (you deserve it, you know!)
  • It’s too much money… Enter the contest :>)
  • It’s too much money or any other reason other than you just aren’t interested… That may be EXACTLY the reason to take a leap of faith and come, because it IS about Rebooting and getting unstuck or at least a new, lighter perspective..you’ll walk away with a new excitement and empowerment to make the 2nd half of the year extraordinary!

There is a very cool contest to enter and 2 lucky ladies are going to have a place at this event for free.  Check out the rules… it’s easy.. write 250 words about what you have to share and how coming will make a difference for you… then tweet, post, e-mail or video to share with the world.  Extra points are given for social media love so blog away and have some fun with this.

We’re also randomly giving away registration prizes  where you have a 1 in 6 chance of selecting one of the gifts if your registration number is one of the lucky choices! The prizes will be presented at the opening event.

Reboot camp really is a camp and a place where you will be able to connect with yourself… have some fun in Williams and even talk to the animals!                                                               

The slide show should give you a great idea of where  you will be spending your reinvention weekend.

We will be talking to the animals at Bearizona, going to a gunfight on the street in Williams, AZ and cruising Rt. 66 to experience all the nostalgia of this historic area.

This really is a Reboot CAMP so bring your sleeping bag, cowboy boots and an open mind.

We are going to learn, laugh and be inspired to a new way of thinking!

You know what they say about all work and no play!

Please join us for a little something for the soul and leave our event with a new altitude of thought! 

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Going Forward in 2010

July 21, 2010

Going Forward in 2010

Have you created some plans, set some objectives or identified goals for 2010 and are you on track?

The mid point of the year just past and it IS time to look at your strategy to assess how it is working.

Looking at the 2010 plan:

  1. What is working?  Keep doing that!
  2. Do the financial outcomes need to be adjusted?
  3. What needs to be changed in the strategy to accomplish your objectives or goals?
  4. What is not working?  Stop doing it and take it off the list!
  5. Do you know what really makes you tick?  Is that your passion?
  6. Are you living your passion?
  7. How can you live your passion?
  8. Is Plan A really working?
  9. Could Plan B possibly be a much better alternative?

NOW is the perfect time to start to get a jump on 2011 and practice if you didn’t have a plan.

Nothing gets better without practice.

Start with your specific values, then create a plan to get you where you want to go.

Value concepts to consider incorporating in the new direction:

  • Family
  • Health
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Education
  • Retirement

If your family is important to you do you have all the school games or activities in your calendar, Birthdays, Anniversaries, vacation?  If family is your priority then make them first on the list of things to do.  Make these days or times NON NEGOTIABLE Items.

Is Health important to you? Does exercise fit into your game plan to achieve better movement or weight?  Put it on the calendar and stick to the plan.

It is your life so take control and have your activities reflect what is important to you.

Do you need to prospect to find more buyers? What is your plan?

Here  is a “Cow Tip” from Carra: Last week I walked down Rt. 66 with a flyer on my new listing describing a great financing opportunity with Bond Money in Arizona where a buyer can get in with as little as $1,000 down.

I have two buyer prospects from doing the basics. Eyeball to eyeball seeing the people! What did they like?  The fact the home had the special financing, a huge detached garage along with the fact I was out on the street selling real estate.

STOP now. Write in a specific time to assess what you need to do today. this week, this month and the rest of the year.

You are in charge of you and your time! Don’t ever be fooled into thinking you can’t say “NO, not now, it works better for me at this time.” Think about how you wait for an attorney, a doctor or an accountant.  Busy people have time schedules and they stick to them working clients in in the slots they have available.

Get a partner to be accountable to!

If you create the plan you need to WORK the plan and make sure you stay on track!

Celebrate planned direction!