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Volume III  No. 22 

November 15, 2005

Greetings!  And, welcome to another exciting edition of 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 an email to and type "Add me" in the subject line. 
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In this issue:
Quotes of the Week
A Notable November
Thoughts Are BIG Things
Networking: Iron Sharpens Iron
The Power of What, The Power of How
Pick a Goal, Not Just Any Goal
Tools for Your Success

"Slight not what is near through aiming at what is far."

- Euripides (480-406 BC) Greek Playwright
"Lack and limitation can only exist when we make room for them in our minds."
-Bob Proctor (Author, Success Coach)
A Notable November
Indeed.  And we still have 15 more days of fun!  First and foremost, I want to announce that the last two weeks have been auspiciously, prosperous for several of our readers and clients.  Many have reached milestones in their careers, vocations and entrepreneurial aspirations.  It is the most incredible feeling when someone shares that they "made the connection," or secured their seed money, or will be on National TV... Be on National TV?!  Charmaine Bassett, Sacramento CA's most vibrant Radio Host, will be a guest on The Tyra Banks Show, today.  Here are all the details:
Author of the recently released book, Unarmed and Dangerous, Tawana Williams, will be serving as an Intervention Specialist on Judge Hatchett: The Television Courtroom Series, this coming Thursday.  For more information,
The City of Phoenix, Arizona is giving Fran Briggs "the keys to the classrooms" at 7:00 AM, tomorrow morning.  I have accepted the administration of, "Principal for the Day."  Enthusiastically, I look forward to working with the wonderful students and staff members from Glendale High School.  What an incredible honor. If you've ever considered getting into education before, come on down.   I'm hiring that day.  ;  )
And, last but not least, I want to thank my family, our readers, and friends who honored me with the most wonderful cards, greetings, and gifts.  Thank you for the love.  Thank you for making my 44th year on earth, memorable.
Thoughts Are BIG Things
Everything that you see in the natural now, began with a dynamic, single, thought.  You will remain a creator of thought as long as you have the ability to concoct a thought.  This means, your thinking creates each second.  Look at your immediate environment.  Is it but a small reflection of who you really are?  If you don't like it, build upon it.  Your mind determines the size of your thinking. Dare to believe big.  Your thoughts are BIG things.

Networking: Iron Sharpens Iron - by James Briggs, Jr.


In a society where selfishness runs rampant, it's refreshing to witness individuals working together as a unit to assist in each other's dreams, goals, and aspirations. Arguably, one of the best examples of this process is called Networking. Networking is a powerful strategy often used in the professional world. Many organizations utilize networking to win as a team. 

When we labor together, we discover that our strengths encourage others; and our weaknesses are augmented into excellence. This is the essence of every great, collaborative endeavor.  This is the essence of iron, sharpening iron.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson consistently dazzled fans, opponents (and even his teammates) with his legendary skills for over thirteen years. In doing so, he lead the “Showtime,” Los Angeles Lakers, to five NBA titles. I'm an avid Lakers' fan, and have been for over 30 years. I know Magic had at least a couple thousand "spectacular shots" during his career. Yet, I can only recall one.                                                                                                                    

What I do recall about Johnson, was his audacious ability to pass. He had the talent to locate, initiate, communicate and facilitate just as all great networkers do. He brought out the greatness in "average" players and incited a renewed spark of life in his elder: Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Few would argue that Earvin "Magic" Johnson was one of the greatest basketball players the world has ever seen. And, few knew that his one weakness was what 96% of the other professionals in his field easily, regularly, and brilliantly executed.

"Magic" Johnson was a three-time, MVP recipient ... with an "all-time," sub par, jump shot.

However, iron sharpens iron.

None of us are complete until we assist and network with others. In doing so, we achieve honorable and memorable, greatness.

Success To You! 

James Briggs, Jr., is a publisher, "life enthusiast," success coach, and founder of, Briggs Publishing House.  Mr. Briggs lives in Atlanta, Georgia and can be contacted at

The Power of What, The Power of How by Fran Briggs


What would I absolutely love to do for a total stranger?
How can I prove my love?

What could I do to leave this world a better place?
How long am I going to wait?

What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
How will I ever know?

What do I still need to learn?
How long will I wait to become a student?

What is the greatest challenge I have ever overcome?
How can I use the experience to inspire and empower others?

What is my biggest dream?
How long will I wait to awaken?

What gifts do I possess that I am most grateful for?
How can I express my gratitude?
Pick a Goal, Not Just Any Goal
What goal, once obtained, would make the greatest impact in your life?  Think about it and write it down in a journal at least 7 times a day.  Set it as an intention.  Decree, your thing.  Vow to keep the momentum going.  Write down something everyday which you will do that specifically moves you toward your goal.  Create the image.  Manifest the reality.



Your Life’s Purpose Audio Series


Do you realize that you were created for greatness? Would you like to capitalize on that greatness?  Then I want to reintroduce you to my good friend, Dawn Fields. Dawn recently released her Your Life’s Purpose Audio Series. It is a magnificent collection of inspiring information which can help connect you, with your life purpose.  You'll hear 10, dynamic interviews featuring ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things as they pursue their life's purpose.  Listen as each one details their own enthusiastic and organized approach and pick up the clues on how you can do the same.  Check it out.


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.
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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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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.
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"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!
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-Candice Quirts,  South Dakota

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Have a Spectacular, Day!

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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