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Each Day

Today I am getting ready to go on an interview.   As I was checking my email I found a song I have not listened to in quite a while.  After I played it I realized that it set the tone of the day.  I feel much more energized and positive – ready to take on the world!!!   It is a beautiful sunny day here and there is nothing I cannot accomplish with a little hard work.  I want to share the song with you in hopes that you can take away a little more hope or positive feelings for your life and your dreams.

A Little Background First

    For 12 years I was a real estate agent and for most of those years I belonged to an awesome group of people from around the nation and Canada headed by our fearless leader and chief Floyd Wickman.  He has working for him a great group of people to help agents get motivated, stay focused and be successful – and not just in real estate, but also in life.  As Floyd is fond of saying:  People don’t care what you know until they know how much you care.  (Sorry Floyd I’m sure that I didn’t get that quite word for word correct!)  But the point is – that Floyd and his trainers cared.  They touched my life in ways that are still helping me be successful today even though I am no longer with them and in a totally different field of work.

The Song

     So one year, Mike Pallin, who works with Floyd and is an accomplished musician, surprised us with this song called “Each Day.”  It was taken from a pledge that we say about how we were going to succeed.   The song was immediately uplifting and made us all even more energized.  We carried the song with us back to our homes and our businesses.  That was many years ago.  I have had this song on my computer since then, but haven’t played it in the last couple of years or so.  When I played it today I cannot fully describe how it made me feel other than to tell you that I stood a little taller, felt a little lighter and wanted to run out and help others accomplish their dreams.  So I take this with me on my interview today and maybe it will come across that I am the person that can help their clients do just that.  Of course, I’m not going over to just let them interview me.  I’m going to interview them to and see if I even want to work there.  And if I want to work there, then I’ll take it!  Floyd taught me that too!

Even if you are not in sales, I think you can be a master at what you do.  I think this song transcends industries.  Today, and in the days ahead, I will take the steps that lead me closer to my goals.  Anything that happens, happens in my best interest.

Thanks Mike for the song.  And thanks Floyd and Mary Johnson (my trainer), along with Mike and the rest of the gang, for giving me the foundation from which to build my future.

Peace and have a blessed day.

Health and Nutrition

New Year New Start

I love food – all kinds of food!

(originally written 5 January 2012)

Around the holidays, which for me start around Halloween and end sometime into the New Year – I become a food hog! I eat and eat and eat.

I have always been aware of nutrition and the part it plays in our health. As a matter of fact, I teach others about nutrition and health. So this year I decided to change things up a little. I’m keeping a log of what I eat. I am also tracking how many fruits and vegetables I eat per day along with fiber. The one thing I want to do is start planning my meals. With my and my daughter’s schedules, we often eat fast food because it is easy and – well – fast! I want to change that.

As a real estate agent, I often told my clients that what people do for a living, they usually do not do at home so well. I am a prime example. I teach others about eating & nutrition and diet & exercise, but I do not follow my own teachings. Come along with me as I begin to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. This is not a blog about denying myself what I want to eat, nor is it about a strict diet. Neither of those ideas will help reach my goals. What this blog is about is being more aware of what I eat and drink.

If you have any questions, comments or want to know about a specific topic, let me know. I am just learning, but have several experts that I can go to for help. I am pretty excited about my new career and my self-improvement project. I find that a person is more likely to stay on task with support. So I hope you will support me as I stroll along my new path and I will support you.