Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Goal(s) for April 2009

Hello everyone,

For those of you who are actually reading/following this blog, you may already be familiar with MorningCoach.com (MC) as I've mentioned it in a few of my posts. Once again I'll be making reference to MC with this post as I'd like to share a few of my goals for April 2009.

I started sharing my goals (monthly goals) with the MC community in March 2009 shortly after I joined the community (in late February 2009). Since then I've been a big fan of having and following through on goals. Prior to that time I had hardly, if ever, set, much less followed through on, any goals in my life. I realize the error of my ways now and strongly urge those of you who do not have goals to start setting and following through on some goals (daily, weekly, monthly, etc). For those of you who are already in the habit of doing this I'd love to be privied to some of your goals if they're not too personal. We can help encourage each other.

So without further ado, here are a few of my goals for April 2009:

1) First and foremost, to KEEP giving God the glory and the honor and the praise daily, not just here in MC but in all my daily activities both online and offline.

2) Secondly, to KEEP praying daily for my family, my friends, world leaders, church leaders, spiritual leaders, business leaders, etc (basically anyone who needs prayers which basically means everyone.)

3) Thirdly, to KEEP writing/posting stories. Over the past few weeks I have dropped off with this goal in particular but I think I can maintain writing/posting at least 1 story (whether christian/non-christian/fanfiction) a week each week.

There are a few more goals that I posted in MC. I just wanted to share a few of my goals for April 2009 with my blog readers/followers. What I try to do is update my progress daily or weekly (pretty much when I have time to, which I factor in to my day as much as I can). I do this on MC so as to keep my MC friends and encouragers informed of my progress. Feel free to visit MC (and sign up if you're not a member yet) and check out the forums for my post: Goal(s) for April 2009.

Well that's all from me for the time being. Can't wait to be privied to some of your goals for this coming month (or week, or year or however you set your goals). I'd love to help keep you encouraged on your path to fulfillment. It would be an honor and a privilige.

God bless...


Friday, March 27, 2009

Attitude Tune Up

Greetings all,

As an excited, faithful member of MorningCoach.com (MC) I make sure to listen to the podcasts (at least since I've joined late last month). In a recent episode (Episode 566) JB Glossinger (host of the podcast and founder of MC) shared the following from April 2009's Success Magazine (the online version of the following is slightly different):

Daily Guidelines - Attitude Tune Up by Keith Harrell

1) Count your blessings daily and give thanks.
2) Get proper rest and exercise and start eating healthier.
3) Don't let petty things have power over your personal and professional success. Monitor what you read, what you hear and what you say.
4) Set aside some personal time with family and close friends. Reconnect to the loved ones that you have.
5) Help someone less fortunate. It brings out your true spirit.
6) Feed your spirit daily. Read and listen to motivational books and tapes.
7) Reflect on your victories.
8) Watch your words.
9) Create an upbeat positive greeting that builds enthusiasm for you and everyone around you.
10) Develop a clear vision. Lock into your purpose and passion and set goals with deadlines.

I thought I'd share this because I think we all need an attitude tune up from time to time. It's always a good thing to come back to this list (or the one online) from time to time and see how we are progressing. I know I will certainly do that.

God bless..


Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Prosperity Prayer for Our Finances

Hello all,

I'm a member of several online communities, one of which is sta.rtup.biz (a business network). As part of my welcome one of the members sent me A Prosperity Prayer for Our Finances. I would like to share that prayer with my readers and online friends. Feel free to pass it along.

God bless..


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Entrepreneurs Unite

Hey everyone,

Hope you find the info on this blog helpful, useful in some way. Here's some more great info I came across yesterday while browsing through the ecademy business community.

I connect with entrepreneurs on ecademy and was introduced to the idea of social entrepreneurs and the idea of spiritual entrepreneurs. Are you either? Before you answer look at the definitions below.

Social Entrepreneurs:

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.

Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.

Social entrepreneurs often seem to be possessed by their ideas, committing their lives to changing the direction of their field. They are both visionaries and ultimate realists, concerned with the practical implementation of their vision above all else.

Each social entrepreneur presents ideas that are user-friendly, understandable, ethical, and engage widespread support in order to maximize the number of local people that will stand up, seize their idea, and implement with it. In other words, every leading social entrepreneur is a mass recruiter of local changemakers—a role model proving that citizens who channel their passion into action can do almost anything.

Over the past two decades, the citizen sector has discovered what the business sector learned long ago: There is nothing as powerful as a new idea in the hands of a first-class entrepreneur.

Spiritual Entrepreneurs:

Spiritual Entrepreneurs recognize some sort of Supreme Power. They base their business on values that mean everything to them. Profit is important but people are even more important. They love what they do and want to use their gifts and talents to bring joy to themselves and others. Making a difference in the world is an important part of their life. Their business is built on high ethics and spiritual principles such as The Law of Attraction. They are concerned about the planet and contribute to the harmony and well-being of the environment. A spiritual entrepreneur wants more from their business than just to pay the bills.

Spiritual Entrepreneurs don’t want unethical business practices such as what took place with Enron, yet they are looking for real business models of sustainability, prosperity and growth. They aren’t into swindling millions of dollars but they also want to be financially successful. They want to be in alignment with their values, but not come across as a flake.

So I ask once again. Are you either? Or are you like me (I consider myself to be a bit of both). Whichever you are, I encourage you to keep on keeping on and making a difference in this world.

God bless...


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Have you PAP'd today?

Hey everyone,

You might be wondering what the heck I'm talking about. I'm glad you asked. On Monday's podcast, Mike Spillman (Future You University) continued on his question "Why Not Now?" Basically, he's asking what's holding you back from doing what it is you'll do "if only.." and the " one day I will..." You remember those "if only's" and "one day I will's". If only I had the time, if only I had the money, if only..fill in the blank. One day I'll start that business, one day I'll travel to that place, one day I'll..you fill in the blank. Mike's response to the "if only" and "one day I'll" dilemma is Get Started..Today!

Ok ok ok, easier said that done right? I have obligations Miss J, you say. I can't just walk away from my job and step out and get going with my dreams. That'd be irresponsible. True, I agree, but there's nothing stopping you from planning, preparing, getting things set up so that you can get going with your dreams.

Which brings me to PAP, or at least the first P: Plan. Most of us don't even get to that first stage in the process. We are so busy with every day life, fulfilling our obligations to our job, our family, etc that we don't put the time into researching and planning what it will take to make our dreams come true. Then there are those of us who have done our research and have even gone as far as prepared the plan. But alas, that's as far as we've gotten.

Which brings me once again to PAP, or at least the A: Action. Once we have overcome the hurdle of researching, planning, preparing, we need to take that second step and Take Action. Even if that action does not bring you your dream (and it probably won't - forgive me but it's true, no success worth having, no dream worth bringing to pass, will happen overnight), at least you're one step closer to seeing your dream become a reality. And who knows, that one step might be the catalyst you need to get on a roll, and eventually, boom, before you know it, the dream has been realized. You're living your dream.

By now you should have guessed the last P, but if you haven't, it's Progress. All the research and planning, all the action, should lead to progress, even if it's not the desired end result, just yet. But hey, you're making progress, and progress will eventually lead you to your desired end result.

If you plan, take action and make some progress, you'll find success. Preparation is key to any success, online or offline, business or personal or social or financial or whatever success you're after. Of course, no follow up (action) on the preparation (plan) equals no progress.

Live life without regrets. Leave no room for procrastination. The time to do anything is NOW. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, but when it do comes don't let it meet you unprepared.

So have you PAP'd today? I have (this blog is proof).

God bless...


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Story Continuation Contest: The Wealthy Atheist Chapter 4

Hi everyone,

I have decided to have a story continuation contest. The story is one of my christian fiction entitled "The Wealthy Atheist". So far 3 Chapters have been posted. I am looking for Chapter 4.

The lucky winner will become an author on my blog PLUS they will receive $1 (the cash may go up) to their paypal account (must have paypal account in order to receive payment).

In order to qualify to win you MUST continue the story (Chapter 4) on the storymash.com site. Only continuations (Chapter 4) posted on the storymash.com site will qualify for the prize (of authorship on my blog AND cash).

The deadline is Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:00(midnight) EST (US). The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 2, 2009 on this blog.

Good luck everyone. God bless...


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spiritual Sunday Everyone


It's Sunday (here in Belize), the traditional day of worship, at least if you are Christian. Whatever your religious/spiritual beliefs, I invite you to spend at least part of the day focused on connection with your spiritual man.

Being a Christian (a believer in/follower of Jesus Christ) I am looking forward to going to church today to spend some time with fellow believers in/followers of Jesus Christ. I feel that it is vitally important that we spend time together in a place of worship with other people of like faith (spiritual/religious beliefs).

My intention is not to offend any one with this post, but simply to encourage Christians and non-Christians alike that regardless of your faith (spiritual/religious beliefs) take some time today to connect with your spirituality.

That said, connection with one's spiritualityy should not be just a 'Sunday thing' (or whatever your 'day of worship' is), but rather it should be a daily activity. So today, whatever your faith (spiritual/religious beliefs) I encourage you to spend some time connecting with your spirituality.

God bless...


20 Words That Will Change Your Life

Hi everyone,

I came across this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLZxJZ70MQ4&feature=player_embedded) while browsing through the forums on MorningCoach.com (MC) and thought I'd share. The background music is wonderful, but I encourage you to read the words (and the pics aren't too bad either lol).

God bless...

Miss J (aka MJ)

It's SENSATIONAL Saturday!

Hey everyone,

It's SENSATIONAL Saturday! Or at least that's how I've coined it following Mike Spillman's (Future You University) example.

Yesterday was FUN Friday. Did you remember to make it a fun day yesterday? Well, don't worry if you didn't you can still make it a fun day today. As a matter of fact, make it a SENSATIONAL day today.

How can you make it a SENSATIONAL day today? Do something you love. Spend time with the people you love: your family, your friends, your children, your spouse, your parents, whomever. Sing. Write. Dance. Play sports. You get the idea, right?

So go make it a SENSATIONAL Saturday!

God bless...

Miss J (aka MJ)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Want to be an author on this blog?


This is a special offer to readers of this blog (and group members of Christians In Business on MorningCoach.com). I am offering an opportunity for readers of this blog and/or group members of Christians In Business on MorningCoach.com (MC) to be an author on this blog. All you have to do to qualify is send me an email to storywriterinbz@gmail.com letting me know what you think of EITHER this blog OR the Christians In Business group on MC. I am not sure how long this offer will be open. So ACT NOW! God bless...

Miss J

ps. If you prefer, you can read any or all of my stories and let me know what you think (storywriterinbz@gmail.com)

pps. This is a FREE offer until MC Group: Christians In Business reaches 100 members OR this blog has 1000 visitors. So ACT NOW before I decide to start charging.

ppps. Alternatively, you can check this post to find out not only how you can be an author on this blog but also how you can receive $1 (or more) in the process.

A Few Things I'm Thankful For

Yesterday was "Thankful Thursday", or at least that's how my good friend Mike Spillman coined it. In response to his question "What do YOU have to be THANKFUL for?" I said the following:

Among many things I'm thankful for waking up every day. I know that may seem lame but amazingly enough we take the very breath we breathe for granted most the time and I just like to take time out now and again to remember how good God is to keep me alive everyday. Of course, I'm very thankful for my little nieces.

Today I'd like to share a few more things I'm thankful for. I'm thankful that I have my family around me (both my parents are still alive and kicking). I'm thankful that I have the freedom to worship my God in private as well as in public (in Sunday services at church). I'm thankful for the sun, the moon, the stars. I'm thankful that I can see them. I'm thankful for food. I'm thankful that I can taste and enjoy it. I'm thankful for clothing and shelter. I'm thankful that I can feel warm and cozy at night when I go to sleep (or as is the case most the time in Belize, cool in contrast to the day's heat). I'm thankful that I can hear and enjoy the birds twirping, my little niece playing and having fun and even crying sometimes. I'm thankful for my health (though it's not at its optimum).

These are just a few more things I'm thankful for. What are you thankful for today?

God bless...

Miss J

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Little About Me

I'm a young lady in my 20's who loves to write. I write Christian fiction (http://budurl.com/christianfiction1), non-Christian fiction (http://budurl.com/nonchristianfiction1) and some fan fiction (http://budurl.com/fanfiction). Please feel free to visit any or all of these sites and browse around and let me know what you think of my stories.

I am also an online community participant. A few of the online communities I participate in are MorningCoach.com (highly recommend this one especially if you're into personal development), StartUpNation.com (very good business community) and 48Days.net (another very good business community). I invite you to join these communities if you are not already a member and join in the forums, groups, discussions, whatever.

In addition to writing and participating in online communities I give valuable information I come across to my friends in the online communities. You can always follow me on twitter (http://budurl.com/followmeontwitter1) to see what valuable information I'm giving away free of charge.

If there's anything you'd like to know about me or you just want to say hi and maybe introduce yourself to me, feel free to email me: storywriterinbz@gmail.com

Looking forward to get to meet you soon. God bless...

Miss J (aka MJ)