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Volume III  No. 15 
August 1, 2005

Happy August!  And, welcome to a really 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
Quick.  Grab that Piece of Paper!
Love, You!
The Four D's of Financial Success
For the Children (And the Adults in their Lives)
20 Minutes a Day for the next 7 days
P.Qs.: Power Questions
Something to Think About
Something to Do About
Tools for Your Success

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today."
- Nolan Bushnell
Exercise persistence and due diligence where your ideas and ambitions are concerned.  Like many eggs - they too - will eventually fly.
- Fran Briggs

Quick.  Grab that Piece of Paper!

Here's an excellent strategy to help rid yourself of an undesired condition

Most of us have access to a paper shredder.  The next time you have papers to shred, separate one from the pile that is blank on the back.  Immediately begin writing a paragraph or two describing a situation, habit, or condition that you consider unacceptable, repulsive or worthy of shredding into non-existence.  Write vividly and descriptively.  Make sure you attach strong feelings and emotions that reflect what you want to rid your life from forever.
Then, read what you wrote aloud and immediately and deliberately, shred it.
Whatever it was, was.  It is out of sight and out of mind.  But more importantly, no one - especially you - should be able to have access to it ever again.
Love, You!
In Doctor Wayne Dyer's book titled, Manifest Your Destiny, he writes that if what you truly desire isn't showing up in your life, it's probably because there is an absence of love ... for you.  Fill the void.  Love, you!

I've never been keen for name calling.  And, it is rare that I feature a person 
that has a tremendous influence in my own life, as well as in the lives of millions of others.  Today, however, I am name-calling and inviting you to check him out.  This man is one of the most time/resource-generous, quick-witted, enthusiastic, intuitive, friendly, energetic, dynamic, distinctive, (I'm-running-out-of-adjectives), individuals I have ever known.  He makes things happen!
"I love connecting people with other people," he recently told me.  And he's good at what he loves.  I can't count the number of times that he was able to 
"conference in" leaders in the personal development industry during our 1:1 phone meetings and conversations.  Totally impromptu and on a speed-dial
Dr. Stan Harris has a Doctorate in Divinity and more degrees, certifications, and titles than I will list here. Among them are: college professor, certified behavior consultant, 10th degree black belt (the highest honor in Martial Arts), author, and youth leader.  He is also one of the world's top trainers in the direct marketing field.  Blessed with an engaging sense of humor and uncontrived brilliance, "Dr. Stan" easily keeps his listeners alternating between bursts of laughter and captivating analysis.
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The Four D's Of Financial Success
Start From Nothing and Become Financially Independent

By: Brian Tracy

More than eighty percent of self-made millionaires in America began with nothing or in many cases, less than nothing. I can certainly relate to that because when I was growing up and right into my early 30s, I never had any extra money with which to start a fortune.  So, I began studying financial success and self-made millionaires.  The idea of becoming really wealthy was a distant dream with very little possibility of coming true. You may be in the same situation, with more bills than money or assets.

The statistics are a little scary. According to insurance industry statistics, out of every 100 people who reach retirement age, only one will be wealthy. Four out of the hundred will be financial independent; fifteen will have some savings put aside.  And the other 80 will be dependent on pensions, still working or broke.  This is after a lifetime of well-paid work in the most affluent society in human history.

Why People Retire Poor
There are two main reasons why people retire poor. First, they never decide to retire rich. They wish and hope and pray, but they never make a firm, unequivocal decision that they're going to do it. Second, even if they do decide to retire rich, they procrastinate until it's too late.

Desire and Decision
If you sincerely want to beat the odds and achieve financial independence, there are four critical steps that you must take: The Four Ds. The first step is desire. You must want it badly enough to make an unshakable commitment and to be willing to make sacrifices. The second D is decision. You must make a decision right now to do whatever is necessary, be willing to pay any price, and go any distance to achieve your goal.

Determination and Discipline
The third D is determination.  It means to keep at it until you succeed in spite of all the problems and obstacles you will experience. And the fourth D is discipline - the ability to master yourself and develop the habits necessary for achieving financial independence.

These are the four Ds: Desire, Decision, Determination and Discipline. Use them to measure how successful you'll be in the future.

Prior to founding Brian Tracy International, Brian Tracy was the chief operating officer of a development company with $265 million in assets and $75 million in annual sales. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and has conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.  For more information, visit

For the Children (And the Adults in Their Lives)
I just love it when children get the opportunity to strut their stuff (in a wholesome, positive and empowering way).  So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when my friends at New Balance (TM)  told me about an incredible opportunity for this most precious, segment of our population.
New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc. recently announced that they are giving away 48, three-day/three-night cruises to the Bahamas.  Amazing.  One contest and 48 Grand Prize winners!  Can you believe it?  Well, it's true!  The approximate retail value of the cruise for each winner is $4,798.00.  Children 5-12 years old are invited to submit their own 25-words or less, essay on good sportsmanship.  All entries must be submitted by August 31, 2005.  48 winners and their 2 guests will be awarded Grand Prize cruises to the Bahamas!  For more information and complete contest rules, visit:  and go to: "enter now."

20 Minutes a Day for the Next 7 Days

Let me ask you something.  Is the thought of being completely organized messing with your mind?  If so, you're not alone.  Try this.  Pick an area of your life such as a room or your finances.  For the next seven days, commit 20 minutes towards getting totally organized in that area.  Just 20 minutes.  Everybody has 20 minutes!  What you'll discover is that your dedicated 20 minute spurts will go well beyond your agreement.  Why?  Because on day 1 you will easily find your groove, momentum and motivation.  And, by this time next week, you will have masterfully invested -not two hours- but as many as four hours or more in your quest to be completely and totally organized. 

P.Qs: Power Questions

P.Qs. - 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!
1.  Are my goals bright and vibrant?  Or distant and fading?
2.  How can I add value and excitement to my next 60 minutes?
3.  What have I been doing well and how can I celebrate?

Something to Think About
"Desperate Housewives," the American, hit television show, recently announced their slogan for the 2005 - 2006 season, "New season, new dirty laundry."  The show's highest ratings just happen to be in the states which voted according to the highest "moral values" in the 2004 election.
Something to Do About
Not next week.  Not tomorrow.  Today!
Tools for Your Success
Give Your Spirit, a Lift!
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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! 

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Your Seeds for Success
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