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Volume III  No. 9

May 1, 2005

Hello!  I want to welcome our "seasoned," and 477 new subscribers to 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 which help maximize human potential.  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:
Quotes of the Week
Success is Not One Dimensional
How to Manage the Greatest of the Least Unexpected
If Not Now ... Then, 2010?
We've Answered the Questions!
Financial Freedom Day
The Incredible Power of the Law of Attraction
Leave a Legacy
To Your Health!
Something to Do About
Tools for Your Success

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
-Thomas Edison
Inventor, Salesperson
"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
- Margaret Thatcher
Former British Prime Minister
Success is Not One Dimensional
Success is not one dimensional. Neither are you.  That's why Your Seeds for Success not only consistently strives to add to your intellect; but every area of your life!  We are honored to deliver to you a treasure trove of ideas, strategies, resources and information that will positively transform your life and ignite your passion for living.
How to Manage the Greatest of the Least Unexpected
The element of an undesirable surprise.  This is a "given" in life.  Those who successfully manage unexpected, difficult and challenging events in their lives, are those who experience the most happiness, peace of mind, and balance in their lives.  The following tips will not only help you manage the greatest of the least unexpected in your life; but also help you position yourself to receive God's very best. 


  1. Breathe! Unforeseen events often leads one to respond with hasty, irrational, and regrettable, decisions simply because the individual has denied themselves to breathe.  When confronting any challenge, be sure to take a few deep breaths, then sustain your normal breathing pattern.  Next, express gratitude for what you do have.  This will help inspire you to take the next step.   
  2. Believe! Believe!  And, believe again ... for the absolute best outcome. Use scriptures and affirmations to connect you with your most desirable outcome.  It is imperative that you keep the image of your ideal outcome embedded in the front of your mind and on the tip of your tongue.  Consistently seeing and speaking your desired circumstances will help pull you towards your goal. 
  3. Plan.  This is a mandate.  Failure to plan with proficiency automatically qualifies you as "prey" to whatever vulture or catastrophic foe that may come your way.  Planning provides a blueprint for creating what you want to see. 
  4. Act.  Remember: Information is absolutely meaningless without application.  Do what you know you must do.  And, do it safely, promptly and efficiently. 
If Not Now ... Then, 2010?
Where would you like to be five years from today?  The best time to start is now.  Each passing 24 hours is a day that you'll never have, again.  Lest you forget: hours turn into days; days turn into weeks; weeks turn into years; years, into decades!  What have you been putting off?  What have you been pushing into your future - or even beyond - and completely out of your "now?"  Whatever it is, today is the best time for your "begin."  There is no time like the present to receive the incredible gift you've always dreamed of.   Commit to an exercise and investment programs, now; and receive a lifetime of health and wealth, forever.  Don't let five years from "now" come and find you with regret that you didn't start, today.
We've Answered the Questions!
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Financial Freedom Day 

Financial Freedom Day is the day that you declare your financial vision. It's where you want to ultimately end up.

Let's just say you want to start with $5,000 a month passive income. Do you want to be a millionaire? Do you want to be worth two, five, ten, a hundred million? What's your net worth going to be when you have freedom day? Are you going to be a real estate investor, stock trader, or entrepreneur? How old will you be when you get it? Are you going to be 25? Are you going to be 40? Are you going to be 50? And what I like to do is have you put a day, month, and a year. I said that before I'm 35, I want to be a millionaire. And, I created it while I was 34.

Writing down goals enables what you want to stay in front of you. However, keep in mind that you must keep some reality to it because just like muscle development, if the goal is too far out, you won't have enough tension in the muscle, you won't have enough tension in the goal to really want it. You'll just say, "Oh, that's just so far out." And if it's too much, too soon, you'll feel like it's impossible. So it needs to be something that's motivating, has some reality in it, and you know that you can achieve it. While you need to be realistic, what I don't want is for you to be paralyzed because you don't know the numbers. Just pick on what feels good, and feel some reality in it, then go with it. You can always modify it later.
About the Writer
Loral Langemeier, author, speaker and founder of Live Out Loud.  She is a pioneer in financial coaching and empowers people to build wealth and achieve financial success.
The Incredible Power of the Law of Attraction
  • Water seeks its own level
  • Intelligence cleaves onto intelligence
  • Iron Sharpens Iron
The law of attraction states that two objects with similar electromagnetic fields, attract each other.  For humans, the incredible power of the law of attraction begins - and ends - with our minds, and the thoughts they produce.  Our thoughts are emotion, vibrating.  Emotion is energy, in motion.  These "vibes" or, vibrations are thoughts.  They are produced in resonance and harmony with other like-minded, vibrations.  To unleash the incredible power of the law of attraction, hold the vision of whatever or whomever you desire in your mind.  Sustain this image with strong emotion; your vision is energy!  The more energy you create, the more your thoughts vibrate.  The more your thoughts vibrate, the more energy you create. So what does this mean?  Maintain a level of high frequency, emotionally-charged, vibes to attract the desired people, opportunities and money into your life. 
Leave A Legacy
To leave a legacy is also, by definition, interdependent.  It's contributing to society, contributing in meaningful ways to the lives of others.  The world we live in is the legacy of those who have gone before us.  The choices we make in it create a legacy for those who will follow.  The fact is, we're better together than we are alone.  Humility comes as we realize that "no man is an island..."  Vital to quality of life is the ability to work together, learn from each other, and help each other grow ... If you gain an insight or learn a principle or observe a situation where a principle produced certain results, write about it.  If you feel some inner prompting and you either follow it, or ignore it.  Write about it and what happens as a result...
Envision possibilities and write them down.  Dreaming builds creative imagination.  Test your dreams... Are you willing to pay the price to achieve them?
-Excerpts from First Things First, by Stephen R. Covey
(Simon and Schuster)
To Your Health
A Three-step Guideline For an Excellent Nutrition Plan
1) Prepare a weekly menu. Write down every meal and snack for each day of the week. Take into account the possibilities that you might work late or get invited out to lunch. The more options you have and preparations you make, the better you will be able to stick to your fat loss plan.
2) Make your grocery list and stick to it. Grocery shopping is your first opportunity to break some bad nutritional habits. It's pretty difficult to snack on chips, cookies, and cakes if you don't have them in the house. 
3) Prepare the meals in appropriate proportions.  Each portion should fit in the palm of your hand. 

It's important that you make a plan you can follow. If you are currently eating 7 meals per week at the golden arches, it may be challenging to to replace all of those meals with carrot sticks and tofu this week. However, plan to substitute at least half of those meals with healthier options which include vegetables, fresh fruit, and fiber.  Then, substitute additional healthier choices the weeks to come.  The following is a sample list of nutritional foods and drinks to accelerate your fat loss and enhance your health. 

Shopping list:

  • Fruits
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • Melon
  • Peaches
  • Grapefruit
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi Fruit


  • Peppers (red, yellow, green, & orange)
  • Spinach/Collard and Mustard Greens 
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Snow Peas
  • Tomato sauce

Protein Sources

  • Chicken and Turkey breast
  • Salmon fillets/Tuna
  • Lean beef
  • Low-fat, low-sugar yogurt
  • Peanut Butter


  • Oatmeal (without added sugar)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Whole-wheat pasta
  • Walnuts, Almonds


  • Spring Water
  • Skim/Low-fat milk
  • Green Tea
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Something to Do About
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Tools for Your Success
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