That ‘Problem’ is actually an Illusion!

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Good news …Ready? Here it is:

The News Flash for today is: There are no such things as “problems.”

Your so-called problems are just an illusion. (!) 

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Now that you have this piece of ‘good news’ you can move forward through life with only anticipation and excitement about the future and about your business-venture!

And since Opportunities often mask themselves as problems, and when we approach a situation as a ‘problem,’ negative thinking begins. And negative thinking always hinders progress.

My point? Sometimes, opportunities to re-invent yourself, or re-create your dream, mask themselves as so-called ‘problems.’ For instance, when the Artists’ Competition in my company was phased-out, it seemed to be a ‘problem’ for me, because I wanted to showcase my music with the company. But the ending of the Artist Contest actually forced me to develop a new pathway for my business endeavor…I opened a Collectibles Store, called CynthiaGarden Marketing and a new Business Opportunity presented itself to me, to do something I should have done years ago! This time, like in so many other instances, “the problem” was “the opportunity” in disguise. So, that said…

 Don’t let the situation that challenges you, discourage you. Flip the script. Turn it all around. And make it work For you. 

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Passion in Music Makes Memories!

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When you are telling someone about you’re your favorite restaurant, or an excellent meal you’ve just had, or a movie that excited you,   you are most likely showing passion for that thing you’re talking about. Almost No One talks about what they are passionate about like they’re reporting a boring news story.

 Passion is magnetic. It actually draws a person, and gets their attention. It makes the moment A Memory…something to think about later  that makes you smile!

 With all the things going on around us everyday, there are lots of distractions that can weaken a person’s ability to remember details about a conversation or interaction, unless it’s unpleasant. We tend to remember those!

But when you are excited about what you’re doing, and show that you are excited, show that you love what you are doing, doing whatever it is with Passion, It’s Hard to Forget!

Case in point: I’m not a Honky-Tonk fan. I love music, and just about all Genres of Music. But Honky-Tonk has never been at the top of my list. But one night, I was visiting the local Bar & Grill, and there was a Honky-Tonk Musician on the stage. And I will never forget him. (Surprise!) He was so “for real,” on point, enjoying what he was doing …I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him, or even continue a conversation while he was playing. That was simply amazing to me!

That is proof, that you can Be Remembered, Appreciated & Create a fond Memory…(and Get Paid, too), if you Do What You Do With Passion.

You Are Who you Think You Are

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There is a saying in the Bible that says that “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”

That is so true. If you think like a failure, you will fail. If you think you are a success, you will succeed. Simple.

But “thinking” goes deeper than mind-action. You have to live like it, too. Although you may feel defeated, smile.

Even though your bank account says $0, act like you have money.

Sometimes it’s difficult, but press your way. It’s Worth It!

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Goal-Setting 101

The most important thing to remember when setting your goals is WHY you are setting that goal. You may have more than one goal, but the Reason for setting the goal is the motivator that will get you there.

There are a lot of articles written about goal-setting techniques. There are, in fact, many techniques involved. Your goals have to be realistic, attainable, measurable, and time-sensitive. But if the reason for wanting to reach a particular goal is not motivating you to action, the goal fails the first test…that of being realistic.

One of my goals is to own a Lincoln MKZ. I like the way that car looks and feels when I drive it. I like the way the interior looks, the way the car handles, and the way people look at me when I’m in it! These are the Reasons I want the Lincoln MKZ, rather than some other car.

Get it?

What is Your WHY? Why are you doing what you are doing with your time and energy and money?

The First Thing you should do when setting goals for yourself or for your career, is determine Why you want it. What will you do once you obtain it? How will it benefit you? How will it make your life better? How can attaining that goal benefit others?

This is Goal-Setting 101.

The Prison Doors are Open!

Walk out of the prison created by your anger, fear, hurt, disappointment, criticisms, resentment and pain. You CAN walk out now…Good news! The prison doors are open.

Anger, fear and negative feelings can rob us of our destiny. They are powerful enemies. And no matter what you do, someone will always come along to discourage you, or persecute you, or tell you ‘you can’t do it.’ Another person may even do something hurtful, or disruptive to your progress. But only you can control the outcome of those experiences. You see, it’s not what happens to us that determine our success in life. It’s Our Response to What Happens that determines our success in life.

Don’t let the actions of others stop you, or hinder you. Find a way around that road-block! There is Always a Way!

Depend on the Power Within, and not on someone else, to get you where you want to be. Fight your way through the storm and on the other side, the sun is shining. No, really…IT IS ALWAYS THERE. Reach for it. Go for it!

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Do You Have Something to Sell?

All of us as human beings have Something To Sell…It may simply be our smile, our contagious laugh, a talent or a gift to share, or you make things with your hands. It matters little Who You Are. We all have something to offer the world to make it a better place.

It is my opinion that criminals and people who do harmful things as a routine, have failed to look within and find the God-given gift they are purposed to share with others. Therefore, they share the evil within, instead of the Good. And that is a shame. Because those evil thoughts and intents will follow them into all Eternity.

But for those of us who chose to search within for the Good things we have to share, our Eternal Life begins Here on Earth, as we plant seeds of love and hope.

Let this Holiday Season be one of Giving. I’m not thinking of things that money buys. Rather, I’m thinking that the Gifts that we cannot buy with money are the most precious and eternal.
Give someone what you have been given by God. Your Talent, Your Smile, Your contagious Laugh create memories that last forever!

How to Have a Strong Future

There have been all sorts of scary predictions about the future. My thing is, if I spend energy and time worrying about the future, in light of the fact that tomorrow may never come, I am wasting valuable time!

Why worry about what I cannot change? Instead, I prefer to spend my energy and time worrying about the things that I CAN change. The people that I surround myself with, the places I go, the things I do with my time…all should contribute some type of benefit to my life.

I Release my fears about the Future. I choose who will be in my company, and work toward avoiding communication with negative or oppressive people. I spend my time thinking of creative ways to arrange my life so that unpleasant places can be avoided. I complete tasks that must be completed, looking forward to doing something pleasant with my time once the unpleasant task is finished.

Does this sound childish? Maybe so. But unless we learn to live out our time here on earth as a little child, we will continue to be stressed out and fearful of the future.

I choose to live my life with joy and anticipation for the future, as a little child would anticipate Christmas, and enjoy every minute of every day, because I do not know which one of these days will be my last. I encourage you, my friends, to do the same!

Happy New Year Every Day of Every Year!

Standing Out in a Crowd Gets You Paid

Passion gets attention.

That being said, be passionate about whatever you are doing. This is the key to “selling yourself.” If you want to get noticed, if you want to sell a product, service and get paid for your talent,

Do It With Passion.

I know a Blues singer, who plays the guitar in New Orleans…another blues singer who plays the guitar in New Orleans. There must be at least a thousand of them.

But this young man, no older than 35 years old, sings the blues like he was born at the turn of LAST century! He has so much feeling and passion in his voice when when he sings, and he has a 7-string guitar that has been altered to increase the depth of its sound…that the sound he produces in his music grabs the listeners’ ears, and hearts and sometimes, the soul. (I told him that I want him to sing the blues for my loved ones when I pass away!)

He’s originally from Denver, Colorado…and after living in New Orleans for only a few months, he has grown in popularity and is performing twice as often than when he arrived in town just 7 months ago. He is standing out in the crowd of blues-singing-guitar-playing musicians! He’s doing his thing with passion. He’s getting noticed and getting paid.