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This is a lesson and action that you (the small business owner) can do to actively visualize the blessings in your life. Recently, the University of Prosperity (teaching about Laws of Attraction) had granted me a free scholarship to one of their classes. The choice between Tonya Ramsey (Self Image coach), Kim Emerson (Law of Attraction Leader), Barb Demarsis (Parenting Coach) or Jenn Givler (Business Coach).
The decision, while a difficult one, because each of these coaches offer effective coaching systems; I ended up choosing Kim’s class since the Laws of Attraction are fairly new to me.
During one of the first classes, Kim went through an exercise that really got my attention and she asked us to participate in doing this activity for the next week. She mentioned that we needed to write down the blessings we receive whether it be finding a penny on the ground to receiving a new client. She suggested to take a small memo pad and be sure to write down these blessings in the pad. The list, a reminder of the blessings in our lives, especially when things are not going as well as we may feel they should be going. We need to be reminded of all the blessings in our lives, because we tend to dwell on the negative in our lives and forget the positive too quickly.

Below is a little bit of my rather WONDERFULLY long BLESSED list for this week:
1)Found 24 cents in my closet
2)Received “just thinking about you” e-card from a friend I have not talked with in a few months
3)Mom & Dad stopped by to see us unexpectedly (nice time)
4)Got cookies from a friend in the mail
5)Won a prize for an commercial ad done by Rebecca White at an online networking event
6)Gave my brother option for an issue and it allowed him to find a solution
7)Received email from my niece
8)Invited to be added as a friend on another blog
9)Received special gift from my brother
10)Didn’t have any phone calls for the holiday…so I was able to enjoy the holiday better
11)Asked to be a part of new online networking group

I hope that you will try this easy but very effective tool that will help you become more positive in your business and personal life.
Be sure to go to the University of Prosperity and read up about what these ladies have to teach regarding the Laws of Attraction.

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Diva Moms Talk Radio, co-hosted by Amanda Hamm and Tammy Munson was recently on Blog Talk Radioand the subject was about how social websites such as My Space influence on teenage girls. As the conversation got started, Tammy and Amanda did discuss how it seems fun to girls to get online at social sites, however, they may not realize the people on the other side of the screen may not be whom the girl think they are…in fact, it could be a predator to find out more personal information about them. Tammy and Amanda discussed further to talk about how this social websites don’t just effect girls but boys are targeted as well by predators. It is the parents who need to do their due deligence to observe what the kids are doing and what kind of websites the kids are involved in. There are computer software programs made with blockers however, as parents it is okay to check and know what websites your kids frequents, especially the social networking sites.
There are two different sides to this issue…some parents feel that they are being protective to know each site their kids are on and others feel that parents should give the kids a bit of freedom and allow them use their best discretion because if you “crowd” the kids, the more they will keep from you.
If you would like to hear the full show, a href=”http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hostpage.aspx?host_id=3951″>Click Here!
Be sure to check out the Diva Mom Talk Radio each Tuesday at 2pmEST.
Thank you to Tammy & Amanda for a great show and keep talking!

Self Esteem Coach, Tonya Ramsey launches an hour long online gathering allowing moms to take a coffee break

Owner of Life by Design and Self Esteem coach, Tonya Ramsey, will be debuting “Mom’s Coffee Break” on Friday, June 1st. This will be a biweekly online gathering for moms taking place on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 10amCST for 1 hour.

Mom’s Coffee Break will highlight a topic on women interests and an honorary featured sponsor will be available at each gathering.

For the launch of Mom’s Coffee Break, the topic will be on overcoming self sabotage and the featured sponsor is, Tally Green of Gano Excel Healthy Coffee.
Ramsey provides group and individual coaching for women because it is her passion and purpose in life to assist women in helping them realize their potential and ability to accomplish their business and life goals.
Ramsey is an avid student of the laws of attraction and recently started as an instructor at the University of Prosperity to allow others to bring the laws into their lives to bring them to the life they desire. Ramsey currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and 2 ½ yr old son. She is also a part time student at the University of Wisconsin working towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor of women studies.
As a work at home mother herself, she realizes the struggles and achievements of working at home however, Ramsey says “I look at my son, and I see all the possibilities that this world has to offer.”

Here is the next step in the SEO challenge that I have accepted for myself to accomplish from Empower Women Networker, Ponn Sabra. I am doing great and now about 1/3 of the way done!Woohoo!
Part 5 is all about RSS feeds for my blog.
There are 4 parts to this —well, actually 5, so we are off…
1. Team blogging – This mean to get another person or even a couple of people to blog with and share the “blogging responsibilities”. Another example I have seen of this is from Gillian Hood Gabrielson, on her blog, she had a client post about her experience being in Gillian’s program. I need to find some another virtual assistant or even a online entrepreneur to team blog with.
2.. Ponn gives mention about Lynette’s blog about replenishing RSS feeds. Lynette created a great mini-podcast …only about 5 mins and VERY well worth it to listen to…
[I am planning on syndicating my blog right away…I thought it was already done but looking at it…it is not done?
3. Conducting MINI audio or podcasts…G.R.E.A.T idea! So if you are really new to podcasting or just don’t have a lot of time…just do mini podcasts (about 2-3 minutes but the important thing in doing this is be sure you add VALUE to the blog in the podcast and then you can put them together at a later date and turn it into a full podcast (states Lynette)
[My idea is to have it have interviews of others and them asking them to interview me as well]
4. Automate your blog- This is so easy to do and one of the best things I really enjoy about blogging. I like to write about 10 blogs and then post them over several days which gives me time to …well, of course, write more posts.

Wow, that wasn’t too tough.
I still do need to do some of these things…especially get into the team blogging and the syndicating my feeds, even for my articles. And, I will shortly be doing the audio or podcasting….minis and regular length.

Hey, is there someone who would be interested in team blogging with me? Comment below because they would be a great help to me and you.

I have to say…completed 1/3 of this SEO marathon by Ponn Sabra and I am very glad that I took this upon myself to do because there are some great basic things that I just “forgot” about or didn’t even realize where simple things to do to boost my blog.

Neeext…

I am writing this post as a congratulations to a beautiful and successful best selling author, The Baby Boomer Diva, Beverly Mahone. She is the author of a wonderful inspirationally humor filled book called, “Whatever! A Baby Boomer’s Journey into Middle Age”. You can pick up you own copy here

I have to tell you that I had won a copy of Beverly’s book at a online women networking chat and at first, even though, I was excited to have won the prize, I wasn’t sure if I was the proper person to have won such a prize. See, I am only 35 (not quite yet a baby boomer). When the book arrived, I loved the graphics and book cover. I was excited to receive something by Beverly because I was a fan of hers. So I thought I would read a few pages to get a feel for HOW she writes. Well….
I couldn’t believe it…I could relate to SO much in this book. And the way she wrote the book was amazingly done…with humor but also highlighting her strong faith in God was priceless. I began telling my friends about this book because even though most of them were not baby boomers yet either, I told them it was a must read because of topics that ANY working mother can easily relate. In this book, Beverly talks about sexism in the workplace, trying to compete with others, being a working mother while trying to raise a child, relationship issues, self image, and conquering self doubt. Every women (including work at home moms) entrepreneur can relate to these things and it is a great “pre-menopausal” guide for women. So be sure to pick up your own copy here

Here I am again…and now to #4 – Building Reference Pages (recommended by Ponn Sabra…the founder of Empower Women Now

Now Building References pages means creating
1. An articles page (listing all the new and old articles)
2. About Us Page – intro/bio about your and your business
3. Media Page – Links to interviews, podcasts, press releases (This one I really liked because it mentions ALL media outlets that have mentioned you or your business)

This is something that I will be working on as well and will have completed by the end of June 2007. When I started thinking about it, I have quite alot of information out there (I have been interviewed about 4 times-woohoo).
P.S. Be on the lookout for my upcoming podcast (internet radio show) too!

This takes a bit of time but it just a matter of getting on the web and gathering the information out there about yourself and placing it on one page on your website…great credibility booster!

Okay, this part was a bit more challenging…let me explain what I mean by that statement.

Oh, if you are reading this post before you read the part 1…let me tell you what is happening. See, I am challenging myself to follow the SEO marathon posted by Power Networker, Ponn Sabra.

For Part 2, Ponn had suggested to add these two things: Subscription Feeds and Bookmark Tabs. She mentioned that she found it easy to do by following, John’s post. Well, I followed his instructions and unfortunately for me I don’t seem to be able to add this to my sidebar?? Any help here, would be appreciated. But at least, I tried.

Since Part 2, didn’t work (at least for now)…I continued to Part 3. This piece talks about article submissions and about one of my favorite subjects…writing. Ponn had written originally that she had only submitted articles to Ezine articles and recently she had done another comparison of two article submission sites that she has tried – read her post about Submit You Article.com and Article Hut.com.
I have about 6 articles already written so my next order of business is to submit them to ezine articles (will be doing this by next week) and then I will probably go to Submit your article.com as well (Ponn did it-so I will follow her lead). I have heard a lot of good things about LadyPens.com as well so that will probably be my 3rd choice.

Whew…I am well on my way…3 down…just 12 more to go…stay with me.

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