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Volume IV  No. 2 

January 15, 2006

Hello and a warm welcome to Your Seeds for Success: Your premiere source for ideas, inspiration and personal empowerment.  Here you'll find the very best of personal development essays, quotes and success tools for taking your human potential, beyond the max.  If you receive this semimonthly newsletter as a forwarded message and would like to opt-in on the list yourself, please send a blank email to: 
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In this issue:
Quotes of the Week
"2006 is the year that I really am going to _____"
The Proof is in the Deadlines
Eight Ways to Encourage Your Efficiency
Who is Zev Saftlas?
The Determinant of Your Success by Brian Tracy
PQ.s: Power Questions
You're Invited
Something to Do About
Tools for Your Success

"Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.  God help us... And if that last sentence offends you, well ... just sue me."
- Paul Harvey -- ABC Radio Networks, Hello Americans, The Rest of the Story, News and Comment, American Radio Legend
"I listened to the words which prompted me to boldly step out in faith and take immediate action.  They were more than clear.  But I took not."
F. Briggs
"2006 is the year that I really am going to ____________."
Earlier this month, tens of millions of people from across the globe set their intentions towards making 2006 their year.  Some started by stating: 
"2006 is the year that I really am going to ____________."
What about you?  How would you fill in the blank?  Would you be willing to commit to it?  Being committed means that you expect to change your life for the greater and are open to experiencing exponential success.  Take a moment before day's end and complete the mission statement above.  It won't take a lot of effort. 
Imagine the outcome.  Does it make you smile?  It should.  Achieve what you set out to achieve.  Pick up the sticks in 2006.
The Proof is in the Deadlines

When writing down and articulating your goals, dreams and desires, most people will include the objectives, or specific steps of action that will move them in the direction of the goals.  Examples of objectives include:

Reserve 2.5 hours of quality time with my family
Write 33 pages of my book
Make a deposit of 11% of my profits into my long-term fund
Lose 17 pounds
Revamp resume
Make 40 "cold calls"

Goal setting requires that you take the time to include a deadline to each objective as well as the goal itself. A deadline is simply a "To be done by date."  Do you really what to reach that goal?  How do you know?  The proof is in the deadlines.  Deadlines definitively say, "I fully intend and expect to reach my destiny."  Here are the same objectives made complete, with deadlines.

Reserve 2.5 hours of quality time with my family each evening
Write 33 pages of my book by February 1, 2006
Make a deposit of 11% of my profits into my long-term fund on January 31, 2006
Lose 17 pounds by March 18, 2006
Revamp resume by Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Make 40 "cold calls" by Friday, January 20, 2006       

Your deadlines will connect you to your destiny!


Eight Ways to Encourage Efficiency

1. Approach your time-consuming projects in planned segments.

2. Do not "max-out" your daily planner. Allow some time each day for appointments and impromptu leisure.
3. Focus on "the main thing" and keep it "the main thing."
4. Review your priorities before you begin each day.
5. Reserve a place for everything and make sure everything is in its place.
6. Work so your paperwork keeps moving.  File when completed.
7. Enjoy your meals and take your breaks away from your desk.
8. Stay highly productive; smile as you attend to your business.
Who is Zev Saftlas?

Zev Saftlas is the author of "Motivation That Works!: How to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated." He is also the creator of "The Motivational Blueprint, A Proven Seven-Step System for Achieving Success."  He's a life-coach and coaches individuals on how to improve their personal and professional lives. His specialty is helping people take control of their lives. He is very passionate about helping people and his clients know that he is only interested in one thing: their success!

Zev's book has been endorsed by one of the greatest in the self-improvement industry, Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, who said "Zev Saftlas has created a powerful 7-step system for achieving success in any endeavor you choose. This fail-proof system will keep you motivated and on track. If you are willing to work the system, the system will definitely work for you."

Zev is also a motivational speaker, and unlike many, he is not afraid to say what has to be said to trigger Self-motivation for each person in the audience. Check out two of his most visited sites.  Listen to dynamic messages from Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson, Fran Harris, Jeffery Combs, Greg Reid, Eva Gregory, Michael Port, Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Dr. Stan Harris, Cynthia Brian and many more.

21 Empowering Messages for Women


The Determinant of Your Success by Brian Tracy
Perhaps the most powerful single factor in your financial success is your beliefs about yourself and money. We call this the Law of Belief. It says simply this: Whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.

What Successful People Believe
Whatever you intensely believe becomes your reality. That we have a tendency to block out any information coming in to us that is inconsistent with our reality. What we've discovered is that successful people absolutely believe that they have the ability to succeed. And they will not entertain, think about, or talk about the possibilities that they'll fail. They do not even consider the possibility of failure.

Positive Thinking Versus Positive Knowing
You always act in a matter consistent with your beliefs. The most important belief system you can build is a prosperity consciousness where you absolutely believe that you are going achieve your financial goals. We call this positive knowing versus positive thinking. Positive thinking can sometimes be wishing or hoping. But positive knowing is when you absolutely know that no matter what, you will be successful.
Brian Tracy is a "world class" business and personal success coach.
P.Q.s: Power Questions
P.Qs. -- or Power Questions -- are used to introduce your mind to new information and options.  They are intended to shift your paradigm, thoughts and beliefs ... towards the greater.  Ask yourself these three, empowering questions.  Then, immediately follow up with specific, supporting action.  The action you take serves as a catalyst for change that can transform your life and create a healthier, wealthier and more vibrant, you!
  1. What thoughts of gratitude can I schedule in my "right now?"


  2. What are three steps outside of my comfort zone that will catapult me to my goal?


  3. What actions can I take to stop my energy from being stolen?

You're Invited
I am raising funds for The Don't Think Like an Elephant! Reading Tour, and the Phoenix, Arizona Children's Hospital, respectively.  I am inviting you to: visit the online fundraising page, read all about the exciting logistics, and make a donation.  I promise.  It's really easy. 
Here is the page:
All donations are secure and will be distributed to The Don't Think Like an Elephant National Reading Tour and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Please join us in supporting a fabulous cause, times two!

Something to Do About 
Yield; then boldly step out in faith.


Girlfriends In The KitchenTM


This is an invitation for you to be a part of a new cookbook which is being created especially for women of all ages by Marybeth Gregg.

Wanted: Your stories (current and past) and memories of times in the kitchen, cooking, eating, taking in the activities, discussions and the aromas. I would be especially interested in those times you shared, or observed, with your mother, grandmother, aunts, cousins, friends, or other women who are part of your life. What did you learn?  There are only a few short days to send in your submissions.  For more information, or to submit your story and recipe for publication, visit:


Credit Restoration Made Easy!

~ by Tony Brooks, Licensed Real Estate Investment Broker

Credit Restoration Made Easy is a step-by-step method to erase bad credit. This is the same method used by attorneys and credit consultants with three exceptions:

1.   It isn't going to cost you between $400 - $3500
2.   It introduces more consumer-favored, options
3.  You can easily do it yourself 

Available in manual or in a PDF, e-book format

For more information visit the PRODUCTS page at: 


Bible-Mix With a Funky Beat

Smoothe International, LLC has completed their CDs for the "Bible-Mix With a Funky Beat" project.  Said President of Smoothe International, LLC, Roy Smoothe, 

"Bible-Mix With a Funky Beat" is an awesome tool for reaching this generation -- young and old.  The responses from all quarters have been amazing."
Listen to two sample tracks of the contemporary (for us mature folk) version online: 


Tools for Your Success

Give Your Spirit, a Lift!
If you're one of those increasingly, rare music lovers who hasn't yet heard of Dolores Justinian Jackson (a.k.a. as "DeeJazz") ... You must check out this incredible blend of Jazz, Soul and Spirited music.  Immediately.  It features 
inspirational lyrics to create what the artist calls, "Inspirational Jazz."  It's a sound so unique and, so exciting ... it will lift your spirit and soothe your soul.  Turn up your speakers and listen to some sample tracks, now.
Look What's Hot!

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Have a news story or event that you need to get the word out? Then consider professional, press release distribution for your new product or service.
A photo and editorial feature in a major magazine can be the nugget that puts your company on easy street! Take it from us, because we have had that experience ourselves!  Publicity can convert a small company into a multi-million dollar organization.
eMediaCampaigns! is a premier, press release distribution service.  A hand-picked, team of writing experts will write, publish and then strategically submit your news to more than 27,000 journalists, online wire services, television stations, editors, radio stations and search engines around the world.  Let us expose you to more than 55 million viewers, readers, listeners and visitors to the world wide web who will discover who you are, and what you do.

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Isn't it time that you to had your very own, fantastic website?  A to Z Designs
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Professional, Genuine, Career Opportunities
"Pennsylvania Mother of two," Vernette Carbon has published an extremely, well-written manual jam-packed with solid information that can help you find a lucrative real home-based career. Imagine working for AAA, Carnival Cruise, Staples, AT&T... from the comfort of your own home. Get the f'ree report to make it happen!

Calling Things That Be Not as Though They Were!
Get excited.  Get inspired; because now you can learn how to manifest your desired results for prosperity in every area of your life. Discover the techniques for financial abundance, losing the fat, a new career, quitting smoking and more. Utilizing these tools, others have created remarkable results and now you can too! And, the best part is that you can do it all from the convenience and comfort of your own home or office!  Check out these testimonials.
"We have really benefited from the husband smoked over 40 years and has done *everything* to try to quit.  ...he hasn't had a cigarette in 5 months. "
-Flo Clark,  Texas

"I rarely lose a sale these days whereas I previously lacked confidence and credibility.  The CD has somehow helped me to develop an incredible rapport with my clients." -Mike King, Sheerness Cent, United Kingdom
I have now lost 65 pounds! I need another 10 - 15 lb. and will be at ideal weight! One year ago I was wearing a size 20 and now a size 8 to 10. That's incredible! And, I have received over $5,000 increase in my salary - 13% of my annual. And, a $3,000 bonus for taking a new job promotion!
See my "before" and "after" pictures here!

-Candice Quirts,  South Dakota

For More information, visit  
Love and Success, to You!!
Fran Briggs
Your Seeds for Success

Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Request Fran for your next event. In addition to being the founder of The Fran Briggs Companies, parent company of, Ms. Briggs is also an Author, Professional Speaker, Personal Empowerment Facilitator, Certified Mental Health Resource Specialist, Educator and Professional Private Investigator.  She is a leading authority in comprehending, conveying and maximizing human potential. Are you experiencing challenge in your business or your associations?  Then contact Fran today to bring her your next event!

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