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Volume II  No. 17

December 1, 2004

Greetings, and Happy December, everyone!  Woo-hoo!  Welcome to
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In this issue:

Quote of the Week
You Are Appreciated
Commit it So
"Drop and Gimme Ten"
It Has to Really, Really Matter
Succeed Like the Super-Successful
A Vision Shared
The Keys to Happiness
Your Day to Win!
Something to Do About
Before You Go...


"The first step of the journey is to lose your own way."
-Galway Kinnell
You Are Appreciated
I want to thank and recognize all of our valued readers.  Especially those who pass this successzine on and encourage others to subscribe.  I want to extend a special "Thank you" to those who have taken the time to share how this newszine is changing your life for the greater.  It is heart-felt and most appreciated. - F.B.

Commit it So
An absence of commitment indicates that you have chosen to remove your vision of success.  As a result, your life is neither satisfying nor rewarding.  Recommit to your plans and the people that are most meaningful in your life.  It really is as simple as that. 
"Drop and Gimme Ten"          

Every one of us have God-given dreams, desires and goals that we put on the shelf.  In front of them are a litany of excuses - but not one reason - why they aren't being pursued.  Here are some of the most popular:
  • I'm waiting for the kids to get out of school
  • I'm waiting for my tax return come in
  • I 'm waiting for just the right time  
  • I'm waiting for the kids to go back to school
It doesn't take a "social scientist" to prove that life is happening faster than ever before.  So fast, if you leave your dreams on the shelf too long, you'll sabotage your success and your destiny.  Your dreams will collect so much dust you won't even see them anymore!  Most of us have excuses (a.k.a. "reasons") for what's keeping us from our goals right now.  However, these "reasons" have absolutely nothing to do with what's going on outside of our lives, and everything to do with what's going on inside.  What's holding us back from creating and experiencing the life of our dreams comes from the inside.  From within, we concoct a multitude of excuses and a barrier of fear.  This separates us from our destiny.  Conversely, reasons and desire connect us to our destiny.   

Ready to add life to your years?  Then it's time to plan, and then do.  Today is the day you take your dreams off of the shelf and remove all the dust, fear and doubt. Today is the day you run out of the excuses and into the reasons.  
Drop the excuses and gimme ten reasons to pursue your dreams, now!  Need some help?  Consider these:
  • Because I was created with the Divine purpose to live life abundantly
  • Because I refuse to wait until I'm old, to be bold
  • Because it would be awfully painful to see my ideal future arrive without me
  • Because I work, I deserve to play hard!
  • Because ten years is far too long, to still be talkin' about what I'm gonna do                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Powerful, compelling reasons give you "permission" to succeed and the passion to plan.  Reasons put the fire in your belly, pep in your step and give you steam for your dream.  I discovered that many people have no reasons for achieving at all.  Unbelievable!  When there are no reasons; there are no goals.  Where there are no goals; there is no vision... 
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." -Proverbs 29:18
Take the time and write out your plans and at least ten reasons for achieving your lifetime dreams, today!
It Has to Really, Really Matter
What we do most frequently, makes us distinctively humans.  More often than not, we invest most of our time, on things that really don't matter.  Make a point to focus on what's most important each waking hour.  Make a habit of asking yourself: "What really, really matters?  What's the most important thing I can focus on - then do - right now?"  Be purposefully, proactive.  Start by identifying the most import tasks that need your attention each day.  Honor your values, goals, personal and professional commitments.  After you identify your most important tasks, prioritize your day.  How do you do that?  Put your objectives in order of importance.  Determine what part of your day will produce the most rewarding and satisfying results.  Finally, approach each task with the enthusiasm and expectancy needed to achieve.  In doing so, you'll discover that what's most important in your life; what really, really matters ... will have miraculously manifested into your day. 

 Succeed Like the Super-Successful
Two undeniable traits of the super-successful are their belief in self, and a strongly-held expectation that they will succeed ... no matter what.  Their dreams and goals are real.  So real, these individuals stay inspired despite any and all obstacles.  The super-successful believe and do differently from everyone else.  They sustain an attitude of fervent expectancy.  They have an uncompromising passion for success which fuels their entire belief system.  Oh, and just what is the belief system of the super-successful?  It's this premise: "My goals are well on their way to being achieved.  It's a "done-deal!"  Successful people keep this mantra in their mind all the time.  That's why they're always smiling!  They simply have something sensational, to smile about.  Speaking of smiling...
I recently saw Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former NBA, MVP and current "almost-billionaire" businessman being interviewed on TV.  He exudes charismatic expectancy when he speaks about his enterprises and next big business ventures.  Now, Magic is in a league of his own. He's super, super- duper-successful. Seemingly and effortlessly, he believes his visions into fruition.  And, he has an incredible aura for successfully projecting his vision to investors, promoters and consumers alike.  As the result, he is owner of a whopping 76 Burger King Restaurants, 42 Starbucks coffee houses, 11 Magic Johnson Movie Theaters, three banks, several music, film and television companies...would you believe this list goes on?                                                                                             
Succeed like the super-successful.  Employ enthusiastic expectancy in your quest for success.

A Vision Shared
I would like to share my vision for The Nikki Jourdan Foundation: HA-RAW-SA (The Healing and Recovery of Adult Women of [childhood] Sexual Abuse.

Purpose: To assist women in the healing process and recovery
From sexual abuse and its related symptoms: spirit, soul and body.

Education: To educate and provide counseling for adult women survivors
Of childhood sexual abuse, especially incest.

Economics: To offer alternative creative resources to help adult women
Pursue and obtain their God-given Assignment in life: Destiny. Purpose. Dreams.

Entertainment: To provide multi-media resources for instruction and encouragement.

Implementation Plans: To include, but not limited to, the following: Volunteers

Board of Holy Ghost Filled-Believers: Apostles, Pastors, Evangelists, Prophets,
Teachers, Lay Persons and  Professionals
Prayer and Intercession Troupe
Trained Certified Counselors
Professional and Lay Educators
Motivational Speakers and Trainers
Business Men and Women (Mentors)
Library and Computer Resource Room
Career Trainer Coach
Accountability Troupe
Money Matters & Investing in the Kingdom
The actual Healing and Recovery Process
Transforming into the Image of God
Follow Up & Update

(dedicated to my Grandmom) 4.03 acres total

Grounds: Out Doors
Housing Lodges - (double occupancy)
Gym-Rec-Fun Area
Walking Trail
Park- Shelter-Cook Out Area
Mobile Homes: Learning Facilities

2nd Floor: Multi-Purpose Building
Computer Room
Class Rooms
Conference Room
Counselors Offices
Nurses Station
Office of HA-RAW-SA

1st Floor: Multi-Purpose Building
4 Ball Rooms (seats 50 each)
Main Concert Arena (seats 200)

This is the vision to the glory of God. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Nikki Jourdan
Moncks Corner, South Carolina USA
Truly a magnificent vision.  Thank you for sharing, Nikki!  - Fran
The Keys to Happiness
  • Appreciation for what you had
  • Gratitude for what you have
  • And an aptitude for always having something to look forward to

Your Day To Win!

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Something to Do About

Stay connected to your dreams and committed to your goals.

Before You Go...
You receive what you truly believe;
unless, you truly believe that you don't.
In which case you won't...
which means, you did.

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Excellence in Cyberspace
My friend, Phil Evans, a motivational speaker, writer and trainer, recently launched an exciting, enriching, content-filled website.  He asked that I get the word out.  Phil is from Australia so it's a wonderful opportunity to discover what's up, "down under."  Be sure to visit this phenomenal site that was three years in the making!  It features a "brand new library" with over 3,000 inspirational and motivational messages and hundreds of resources for "good stuff on earth."  Go to:   
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Have a Phenomenal Week!

Fran Briggs
Your Seeds for Success
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

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