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Volume II  No. 18

December 15, 2004

Happy Holidays, everyone!  Be sure to read every word of this newsletter.  It's loaded with lots of opportunities and surprises...  Welcome to
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In this issue:
Quote of the Week
How Will 2005 Be Different?
Pick a Card; Not Just Any Card
Humor for the Holidays
Life is So Much More Fun When You Have Something to Look Forward to
Thinking Makes it So
Can You Hear Me Now?
Something to Do About
Your Day To Win!
My Gifts, To You
Before You Go...



"Later on, we'll conspire, as we dream by the fire, to face unafraid, the plans that we've made, walking in a winter wonderland."       

-Richard B. Smith (1901 - 1935)


How Will 2005 Be Different?

A new year is upon us.  How will your life be different in 2005?  What specific actions will you take next year that you didn't take this year? Will you commit to rock-solid plans and follow through? How much more resourceful will you be?

Identify the nonproductive habits you engaged in 2004.  Think about what they cost you in terms of your health, finances, relationships and career.  How will next year be different?  Consider engaging in proactive and reflective "inner work."  What kind of person will you have to become to happily and consistently 
achieve all year long?  Take the time to brainstorm and write down everything that comes to mind.  Make a commitment to be different.  Make an uncompromising decision to be, have and do differently in 2005 and you'll automatically position yourself for monumental success. 
Season Greetings!  From all of us at Your Seeds for Success!
Pick A Card; Not Just Any Card
Here's a great inspirational strategy.  Create your own, personalized inspirational cards that you can easily carry in your wallet, purse or bag.  Write down your favorite and most empowering scriptures, quotes, stories, heroes, movie titles and "reasons for succeeding."  Use index cards, or whatever works best for you (I use the back of my own "spare" business cards).  Whenever you catch yourself feeling broke, busted or disgusted; overwhelmed, cheated or defeated ... pick a card that promises to renew your mind; rejuvenate your body and redirect your focus.
Humor for the Holidays          
A man had been depressed and despondent for decades.  All his dreams and all his goals had simply eluded him during this entire time.  Recently, he decided that, with this being the Holiday season and all, he would ask God for what he wanted.  The first thing he asked for was the career of his dreams.  And, POOF!  Just like that, he was the Regional Sales Coordinator for the world's largest insurance companies, ACME Life.  Next, while standing in his driveway, he asked that his favorite sports car replace his 1972 "hoofty."  And, POOF!  Just like that, the 2007, blue-silver on silver, 9.0 Horse Power, 12 valve Nissan 350 "concept car" (the same one he saw on television the night before), suddenly appeared in his driveway.  Then he decided to get real bold.  Having a bit of a dry spell in the dating department (just one date in the last nine years), he asked to become "irresistible to women."  And, POOF!  Just like that, he turned into a box of chocolates. 

Life is So Much More Fun When You Have Something to Look Forward To
What happens when you tell a child that he's going to Disneyland?  His entire face lights up and he literally, runs and jumps for joy.  The moment a child (let's call this one, "Michael") has something meaningful and exciting to look forward to, he becomes jazzed!  And, Michael will remain jazzed long after he returns home from Disneyland.  Life - as he knows it - will never be the same.  It doesn't even matter that it's September and the trip isn't scheduled until "spring break."  Why? Because the seed has been planted and there's now something very special to look forward to.                                                                                                                        
Michael was able to enthusiastically create a magnificent vision of his 3-day, amusement park experience in about 3 seconds flat.  Amazing!  Unbeknownst to him, the enthusiasm and energy for his trip to Disneyland generates even more enthusiasm and energy for his life.  Did you catch that?  Each morning, he wakes up with a great, big smile.  He vividly sees all of the rides he'll go on and the awesome fireworks display at night.  He even sees where he will catch up with Mickey and the gang.  Disneyland stays in his mind and on his face.  Life has suddenly become so much more fun because he has something special to look forward to.
What special goal could you look forward to?  What "seeds" can you plant today that would generate daily excitement and enthusiasm for months and even years to come?  What's your "Disneyland?"  What could stay on your mind and on your face?  Envision your life with lights!  See yourself waking up every day with a smile and new zeal...until.

 Thinking Makes it So
Thinking is incredibly important.  Your thinking partners with your beliefs.  Together, they can catapult you towards your objectives and add tremendous value to your most cherished ambitions.  Before year's end, schedule time to think upon these things.
  • What three BIG goals do I want to accomplish next year?
  • What do I want to have?
  • What places do I want to go?
  • What do I want to learn?
  • How much money do I want to earn?
  • How much money do I want to save? 
  • What - and how much - do I want to give away?
  • How do I want to live?

Can You Hear Me Now?

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I sent you an Audio Postcard(TM)! To pick it up and learn more, turn up your speakers and:
Something to Do About

Face unafraid, the plans that you made.

Your Day To Win!
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My Gifts, to You!
I have some very special gifts for you just for investing in Napoleon Hill's timeless classic, Think and Grow Rich. The book is a "must read" for anyone who desires exemplary success and prosperity. Think and Grow Rich has helped create more millionaires and leaders than any other book written by man.  The complete audio program, "Think and Grow Rich: The Achiever's Edition," is the unabridged edition of the book. It's a collector's item because it includes text left out of earlier publications. For a limited time only, I am offering the world's only 10 Audio CD format of Think and Grow Rich at an unbelievable price!  Now, you can listen your way to success as you learn from the counsel and instruction of the world's greatest achiever's and over 500 millionaires.              
Order by January 7, 2005 and your investment is just $29.95.  With all orders through April 1, 2005, I will include as
My gifts to you:                                                         
One complimentary, autographed copy of my inspirational book, Seeds for Success.
And ...  
One entry in the $1,000 Cash Giveaway on April 1, 2005!  No essay to write; & no poem to recite!                                                                               
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