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Volume III  No. 8 

April 15, 2005

A warm welcome to all of our new and seasoned subscribers of Your Seeds for Success: Your premiere source for ideas, inspiration and personal empowerment.  We share the very best of personal development essays, quotes and success tools to help you take your human potential, beyond the max!  If you receive this bimonthly newsletter as a forwarded message and would like to opt-in on the list yourself, send an email to: and type "Add me," in the subject line.  If this email address has been mistakenly added to our list and you want to be removed, please send an email to: and type "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Thank you so much in advance for passing this successzine on!  Your e-mail address is never shared with anyone without your permission.
In this issue:
Quote of the Week
More on Les
We Have a Winner!
In Due Season
The Amazing Power of the Human Will
Don't Underdo It!
Humor and Happenings
Belly Fat: Enough of That!
P.Q.s: Power Questions (4/15/2005)
Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting
To Your Health!
Something to Do About
Tools for Your Success

"When life knocks you down try to land on your back. Because if you can look up; you can get up."
-Les Brown, Author, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach 
More on Les
I love this quote by Les Brown.  It's one of my "all-time favorites."  Each of us square off with challenges every, single day.  When events, stinkin' thinkin' and undesirable circumstances knock you down, get back up.  Immediately!  Put on -- and keep on -- the mindset of a champion.  Decide in advance to adopt the resolve for resilience, persistence and tenacity.  Triumph over every adversity.
We Have a Winner!
Congratulations to Michael Yee of Paradise, Arizona.  Michael's name was drawn at random in the Think and Grow Rich, $1,000 cash giveaway, drawing.  The Fran Briggs Companies thank all who participated. 
In Due Season
Robert Blackman earns up to $85,000 per month online. However, it took two years before Robert even saw his first four-figure check ($1,000 or more); and then five more years to see his first five-figure check ($10,000 or more).

Charles Lee reads and writes funny and entertaining stories every moment he gets a chance.  Yet, for more than 6 decades, Charles was a functional illiterate.
At nineteen months old, an infant was left blind and deaf as part of the aftermath of a nasty fever.  Still, Helen Keller graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College -- one of America's most prestigious colleges at the time -- and went on to become an internationally known, professional speaker, author, activist and one of the co-founders of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Amazing Power of the Human Will
The human will is the most incredible thing.  I believe it is the human will that keeps us going, when everyone else expects us to sit, or even quit.  I have always been fascinated by the heroes and sheroes who have made indelible marks in our world history; and illustrated distinguished triumphs over adversity.  I remember reading about Wilma Rudolph in grade school.  Her life epitomized, "breaking through limitations." Over the last three decades, I have thought about Wilma when so-called, "limitations" presented themselves in my own life.  I think of Wilma, and I am passionately reminded of, the amazing power of the human will.
Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely. She weighed only 4 1/2 pounds.  Most of her childhood was spent in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee. There, she was "bedridden" and battled double pneumonia, scarlet fever and polio.  At six years old, she lost the use of her left leg. Subsequently, she was fitted with leg braces.  Later on in life, she was quoted as saying: "I spent most of my time trying to get them off."  In spite of all of her barriers, Rudolph sustained an uncompromising resolve, "to be a normal kid."             
At the age of 16, when she was only a sophomore in high school, The 5' 11" Wilma Rudolph won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia.  And, in the 1960 Rome Olympics, Rudolph became "the fastest woman in the world." She also was the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 100-and 200-meter races; and anchored the U.S. team to victory in the 4 x 100-meter relay, breaking records along the way.
Wilma Rudolph valiantly, removed all of her "limitations" during the course of her lifetime. She expected victory when just about everyone else would have understood if she'd just "sit" or even quit.  Thank you, Wilma, for being the contrary.
"Don't Underdo It"                       
Are you planning to detail the car?  Organize your finances?  Work out at the gym?  Whatever plans your future hold...don't underdo it.  Don't use too little wax; don't use too little discretion and don't pump too little "iron." 
Humor and Happenings
You Know You're Living in a Different Era, When:

1. You pick up the phone and enter one of your 7 different "PIN" numbers
2. You ask your 5 year old nephew to put away his "book bag" and he responds, "What's that?"
3. You have 16 phone numbers to reach your family of 4.
4. You've sat at the same desk for five years but worked for three different companies.
5. You pull up in your driveway, turn off a movie and use your cell phone to round up help to unload the car.
6. At least 10 times a day, you tilt your head sideways, to smile.  ;  )
7. The number one excuse for missing homework in school is replaced with: "My dog ate my disc."
8. You use your Palm Pilot for beaming "road rage" communications.
Belly Fat: Enough of That! One Probable Cause of Excess Abdominal Fat

There's more fat around the bellies of American men women and children now, then there was 20 years back.
What's up with that?

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P.Q.s: Power Questions 

 P.Q.s - 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!

  • What are the three most important tasks I can complete today?
  • How can I make the process playful or enjoyable?
  • What are the three things I accomplished this week that I am most proud of?
Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting
How often do you get yourself jazzed about what you want?  If you started off great, got all worked up about it for several minutes and then never thought about it again ... what you want, may come someday.  But, if you keep yourself hyped up, talk about it several times a day and embellish the story each time you do, you're not only keeping the momentum going, you're building on it... Next, check out the intensity of your energy flow.  The greater your excitement; the more ardent your passion; the more ardent your passion, the faster your manifestation. 

Excerpt from, Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting  (Hampton Roads Publishing Company) by Lynn Grabhorn.  Ms. Grabhorn is a longtime student of the way thought and feelings format our life.
To Your Health
Just the Flax
The seeds and oil of the flax plant contain substances which promote good health. Flaxseed and flaxseed oil are rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that appears to be beneficial for heart disease. ALA belongs to a group of substances called omega-3 fatty acids.  Great health requires the right ratio of Omega 3 fatty acids to Omega 6 fatty acids in the diet. The ideal ratio is around 1:2. Since flaxseed swells when mixed with fluids, drink at least 8 ounces of water for each teaspoon. 
Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil may help to:

- Lower cholesterol, protect against
heart disease and control high blood pressure. Several studies indicate that flaxseed oil, as well as ground flaxseeds, can lower cholesterol, thereby significantly reducing the risk of heart disease. Flaxseed oil may also have a protective effect against angina (chest pain) and high blood pressure. In addition, a 5-year study done recently at Boston's Simmons College found that flaxseed oil may be useful in preventing a second heart attack. It may also help prevent elevated blood pressure by inhibiting inflammatory reactions that cause poor circulation.

- Counter inflammation associated with lupus and gout.
Omega-3 fatty acids appear to limit the inflammatory reaction associated with these conditions. In cases of lupus, flaxseed oil not only reduces inflammation in the joints, kidneys and skin, but also lowers cholesterol levels that may be elevated by the disease. Taking flaxseed oil for gout may lessen the often sudden and severe joint pain or swelling that is a symptom of this condition.

- Control constipation,
hemorrhoids, diverticular disorders. Because they are high in soluble fiber, ground flaxseeds can help ease the passage of stools and thus relieve constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease.

- Reduce
cancer risk. The lignans in flaxseed appear to play a role in protecting against breast, colon, prostate, and perhaps skin cancer. In one study, prostate cancer patients who added about 3 heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseed daily to their diet, had more slowly-dividing tumor cells and a greater rate of tumor cell death than men who did not follow such a diet, after about 5 weeks.

Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese?

Dr. Johanna Budwig is known and highly respected around the world, as Germany's premier biochemist.  In the mid 1950's, Dr. Budwig began her extensive research on the benefits of flaxseed because of its rich essential fatty acid content known as "linoleic and linolenic." Dr. Budwig assisted many seriously ill and helped them to regain their health through a simple regimen of 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil combined with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. Dr. Budwig found that a yellowish green substance in their blood was replaced with a healthy red pigment, hemoglobin. She also found that the tumors receded and disappeared, anemia was alleviated, and vital energy was regained.
Source: World Wide Web
Something to Do About
You have the inspiration.  Now, demonstrate your dedication.
Tools for Your Success
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Have an Awesome, April!
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Your Seeds for Success
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

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