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Volume III  No. 23 

December 1, 2005

Happy December!  And, welcome to an 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
Simply Put ...
Ever Wondered Why Your Big Goal Keeps Eluding You?
Keep Moving
Tony Brooks
New and Improved!
To Your Health
Unfinished Work of Heart
Something to Do About
Tools for Your Success

"Two friends dreamed of becoming 'somebody.' But only one decided to awake, and actually became."
- Anonymous
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got. You'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
- William James


Simply Put ...

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Ever Wondered Why Your Big Goal Keeps Eluding You?


The best way to attain your big goal is to write down your big goal and devise a rock-solid plan.


Monitor your goal at all times. If you don't give it constant attention, it is destined to disappear forever.  Embrace your goal. Commit to giving some tender-loving-care to your ambitions each and every day.  Stay on top of your goal by documenting what's working; and what's not.
You Can Do It! -- Here's How:
Step 1: Write down your big goal and feel good about it.
Step 2: Make a clear and concise plan with a deadline.

Step 3: Commit to your plan and follow through.   

  Keep Moving
Last month, I received a phone call from one of my good friends.  As I listened, I could tell that, just about everything that could go wrong in her life, was going wrong in her life.  And, at the most inopportune time. 
So I thought.
Then she told me, "Fran, I just thought I let you know that in spite of all of this, life goes on and I'm gonna keep moving.  I have so much to be grateful for.  A lot of women would love to be in my shoes.  This is what I'm going to do ..." 
The truth is, each of us can change our circumstances -- and our world -- by renewing our minds.  All of us can be dynamically delivered from despair, despondency, and disillusion if we are diligent and decide -- to keep moving. 
Keep moving in spite of:
  • Low pay 
  • No pay 
  • Low-energy
  • No energy
  • Lies
  • Unexpected "Good-byes" 
  • Heavy loads
  • 1,000 "noes" 
  • Chaos (or) 
  • Layoffs 
The law of inertia says that an object (or human being) at rest, has a propensity to remain at rest.  Conversely, an object or human being in motion, has a propensity to stay in motion!  So, get moving.  And keep moving.  
Don't allow an undesirable circumstance -- or two, or some less-than-welcomed news, to drive you to the "stagnation blues."   
Keep moving. 

Don't "brake" or hesitate, on what you and God, can create.
Tony Brooks
This collection of stories that author Tony Brooks has assembled is unprecedented.  Apparent, is his ability to masterfully evoke the thought processes and emotions of his readers. In truth, there is much more to "Diaries of Black Men" than one could ever imagine. This soon-to-be-bestseller has received raving reviews from readers of both genders, and all backgrounds. Tony Brooks discusses his childhood, his love for writing, his vision for an international alliance with positive people, and of course, his latest release, "Diaries of Black Men."
New and Improved!
Thanks to , The Fran Briggs Companies have a New and Improved site.  If you haven't seen it yet, get over there and then come right back.  Featured are my "just last week" pics! 
To Your Health
New Research Proves Water Increases Fat-Burning by 30%
Rarely will you find a fat-loss program that does not advocate drinking lots and lots of water. Up to now, few studies have proven whether or not water consumption increases metabolism. However, now there is clear evidence that conclusively shows that it does.

Recently, researchers in Germany used indirect calorimetrics (a precise way to measure the expenditure of energy) to assess the effect of drinking water on fat metabolism. When the subjects of the study drank 16 ounces of water in one sitting, their metabolic rate increased by an incredible 30%!

This is an extremely simple way to accelerate your natural ability to burn fat. Drink 8-16 ounces of purified water when you wake up each morning, and then 8 - 16 ounces just before every meal.

Source:  World Wide Web

Unfinished Work of Heart

What vision did you once want so badly to connect with, but for whatever reason, you grew apart?  See to the end, what you saw from the start.  Complete your unfinished work of heart.
Something to Do About 
Boldly step out in faith and illuminate even the darkest path.  Seeing the unseen will inevitably, lead you to your destiny. 






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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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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-Candice Quirts,  South Dakota

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Have a Wonderful, Rest-of-the-Week!!

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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