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08 Feb 2018

How Could She?

How could she have self-doubt? How could she wonder if she was good enough? How many times have you wondered the same thing?

Keala is singing an empowering song for what will become one of the best shows of the year, but she has doubts if she is good enough.

You can see the moment she becomes utterly courageous and steps from behind the music stand. You can hear it in her singing and see it in her movements.

Would the moment have been as grand if she had not shown courage? I don’t think so. I feel it is the courage she shows that makes it so incredible.

It takes courage to become the person you know you can be. It takes courage to just get up sometimes, but courage is exactly what you need to make your dreams come true.

Courage is what you need to live life instead of just exist. Are you tired of living a life of fear? Do you want to step forward in courage into the life you have always wanted?

I think it’s time. Go to my website and download my FREE guide to living life courageously.

What have you got to lose except fear?

What do you gain? Everything.

Go be courageous because you have things you need and want to do.

02 Feb 2018

Distracted Driving Kills Loved Ones.

A distracted driver took the life of my daughter’s best friend yesterday. He had lived with us for 15 months because he came from an abusive home where they hurt and tormented him. Once he found out he could trust us and we wouldn’t hurt him, he showered us with so much love and affection it was hard to hold it all.

He was the happiest little dog I have ever had the privilege to know. He loved with his whole heart and body. The joy he showed whenever I came home would lift me up. There was just no denying he was ecstatic to have found us to love and be loved in return.

The loyalty and deep profound love he had for Erin was stirring. When she went to work, he would wait on the top of the stairs looking out the window waiting for her return.  He could see the road and he knew her car.

I could distract him for short periods of time but then he would return to his vigilance. As soon as she would pull up. he was gone like a shot to jump into her arms and kiss her face. He was her constant companion.

He would go in her car with her when she wasn’t going to work. He would lay in her lap whenever she sat down. A lap he didn’t like to share with our cat Sparkles. He would sleep with her at night and would not leave her room until she did no matter how bad he had to pee.

The spring in his step when we took him for a walk will be deeply missed. He was so happy and full of life. He taught me that good things come after darkness. He taught me to love with all my heart and hold nothing back. He taught me to show that love often and always. He taught me when you love someone spend all the time you can with them because you never know when that person is going to leave.

He gave his life so I could remind you how bad it is to be distracted while you’re driving. As a high school driver education teacher, I knew all the statics and watched all the movies. Every term I would teach my students of the dangers of using their phone while driving.

I know you see the billboards and the commercials because I do. I know you know how bad it is to reach for your phone. You think, “I’ve done it before and nothing happened. It will be fine this time. I’m careful. Nothing will happen.”

You’re wrong. This could be the time you take a life. This could be them time your life and the life of others is forever changed all because you didn’t let it wait until you stopped.

I implore you to think about how your life would be forever changed if today was the day you killed a vibrant loving soul.

Please leave your phone alone and pay attention to driving. You will save lives if you do.

If you believe in prayer, please pray for our family because we are hurting.

Hug your loved ones because you never know when it may be for the last time.

Show love with all your heart and body.

Shower others with kisses and kindness because you make the world a better place when you do.

Know that you are loved. Know that you are special. Know that you are needed in this time and space.

Please no multitasking in the car.



11 Jan 2018

Swearing No More

Okay, so I don’t usually start new things for the New Year. This being the case, this year I did. Not because I had waited to implement a new behavior but because my realization of needing to change happened to coincide with the New Year. Hence the new beginning for me.

What is my new beginning you ask? Upgrading my language.

I was having lunch with a dear friend of mine. As it goes, we were telling stories and I realized when I get passionate I tend to swear. To be honest, I can have a potty mouth. If you have known me for any amount of time, you know this to be true.

I have worked on it at different times. When I became a teacher, I was so nervous. I pretty much left the Army and went into teaching. Drill sergeants are not known for their positive uplifting language. I’m just saying.

Total transparency leads me to let you know that I had a bit of a problem before the Army. After the Army, it was a problem I didn’t know I had until I spent some time the teacher’s lounge. I was a new teacher at Rowland Hall St. Mark’s Catholic School in Salt Lake City, UT.

I realized I had a problem when I was telling a story and suddenly felt every eye in the room on me. I knew the story was not that interesting, so it had to be something else. Have you ever had that long awkward pause were everyone knows what’s wrong but you? Yup, that was what happened. I had no clue. I just sat there looking back at everyone else blinking.

I leaned over to the teacher next to me and asked, “What happened?”

“You said a bad word. We don’t use that kind of language here.”

I put an offset cheesy smile on my face. I was still unsure of what I had said.

“Sorry.” I said sheepishly “Please forgive me. I have sinned.”

I only had a one-year contract as I was filling in for a teacher on maternity leave. God knows what He is doing.

The next year I found my home. Alpine Summit Programs and I spent 15 years there before I transitioned to the stage. Summit High as it became know is the alternative high school for Alpine School District.

Still a little shaken from my previous year I stood in front of my class that first day and prayed for guidance. Something I do all the time it just had some extra desperation that day. Then one of my students dropped the f*** bomb and I felt right as rain.

I don’t want you to think I was this raging swearholic but it did happen once in a while and my students could relate so I didn’t see the need to change.

Then I transitioned to the stage. What a mixed bag that is. Some of you swear and some of you don’t. I never thought of changing my language until one of my mentors gave a very impressive speech about how it affects him. I would never what to be the cause of “daggers hitting his heart.” I decided to work on my language and make sure I never swore from stage ever again. I have done very well. Snoopy Dance!

Thank you.

On the other hand, my daily living didn’t get the memo on the clean up act. Therefore, we come to the other day when I was having lunch with my friend.

I was telling her a story from my past when I realized I was swearing a lot. We talked about it and I decided to see if I could find out why.

I had quite a conversation with myself about it. I realized I use it for impact and out of habit.

Now, we have a swear jar on the counter and I do 10 push-ups every time I slip up. I’m not perfect but I am very proud to say as of today I am two days clean and sober so to speak and there is only $6 in the jar. It’s $1 per swear word so I’m making progress.

My husband say’s I can NOT use the money to go to the movies again. In the past, the jar didn’t work real well. Also, just doing push-ups didn’t work either. That is why I am combining them this time. I will make it work.

I tell you this story because you might be making some changes this time of year. Whatever you are working on, I know you can do it. Give yourself a carrot and a stick.

The carrot is your reward for reaching your goal. At this point, it is a daily reward for me.

The stick is the punishment you receive for falling short. Mine is $1 in the jar and 10 push-ups.

Make sure you use the carrot and the stick for all your goals and they will become permanent.

Let me know if I can help you with your goal achievement in more detail. I have used this to change into the wonderful person you know and love. Just wait until you meet my future self. I have big plans for me and the carrot and the stick is how I get there.

Have a blessed day,

05 Jan 2018

Start Today – Live, Love, Laugh

My mom passed away Nov 5, 2016. I still miss her deeply everyday. This is short video about the learning I got from my walk. I wish is you will get some value from it and you will live, love, and laugh today. I do all three everyday and it has made my life full. I also feel pain at times. Life is a journey with ups and downs I choose to keep walking. Take one more step because I believe it will get better.

Have a blessed day,

Jeanie Cisco-Meth

13 Dec 2017

Trees? Really?

As I was out walking in the Arctic Tundra… Okay, I cannot tell a lie. I will begin again. As I was out walking in the frozen Utah landscape, I was thinking about how everything is connected. Then I thanked God I had a home with a thermostat that I keep at a cozy 70.

I looked at the heavy frost on everything and shivered. It’s beautiful and sparkly. While being so fragile, it still shines and brightens my day. However, this is not a story about frost. It’s about the wisdom of trees.

I stopped to talk to an oak tree.

“I’m sorry you’re naked and cold.” I commented “I hope you sleep well.”

To the evergreen, I said, “I’m sorry there is frost all over you.” Then I held its needles to warm them up. Okay, not all the needles just a handful. I stood there for about 2 minutes warming the needles while I got cold.

I know I’m a little crazy sometimes but my family knows this about me and they still love me. Don’t be so judgmental.

Today, the evergreen talked back. Okay, not really. Let’s just say I got the lesson today.

I realized that the trees, in a way, knew what was coming. They prepared for it. In each season they do exactly what God has designed them for. They are constantly doing the best they can with everything they have.

The oak didn’t say, “I can’t grow any taller or the other trees will be jealous. I better only grow small deformed leaves so the other trees feel better about themselves.” No! The oak tree or any tree for that matter would NEVER do that. They reach their full potential day after day, year after year until they are done.
The evergreen said, “I knew winter was coming and I prepared for it. Thank you for stopping by and noticing me. However, you need to take care of yourself and your family. Go do the best you can with what you know and what you can do. Grow your potential by learning and sharing with others. Live to the best of your ability every day. Find things to enjoy every moment. Get the gold nugget from the painful times and move on stronger and richer for the experiences. Now, go my little friend and let me enjoy the cold and the incredible view of the frost; because, it brings me joy.”

I knew all things were connected. I just didn’t know how smart trees were. Tomorrow on my walk, I think I’ll check out the rocks.

I love my life.

Enjoy your day today.

06 Dec 2017

Make A Move

Oh, My Goodness. I love my life and my mentors. The juicy goddess M. Bridget Cook-Burch is so knowledgeable about the business of being an author. I am gaining so much from working with her.

You may be thinking, but wait, didn’t you write a best seller? To which I reply – It is amazing what I can do when I co-create with God. He held my hand and guided each move. I had the courage to take each step but He was the designer of the message that showed up as my book Bully Proofing You: Improving Confidence and Personal Value from the Inside Out. I am so blessed.

I have taken Nov and Dec off from speaking and many other things to focus on my current book and boy is it turning into an incredible message. This time God is leading, Bridget is managing and editing, and I am just putting my thoughts down on paper.

Bridget told me that 9 out of 10 people want to write a book. I was the 1 in 10 that never wanted to. I am now writing my second book and looking at making it three by the end of 2018.

The changes my life has gone through over the years inspire me to keep moving forward. The challenges we have faced as a company have taught us the lessons we needed to learn. We still make adjustments as needed and we still take the next step forward.

I want to encourage you to take the steps you have been avoiding because of fear and uncertainty. If you don’t take that first step, you will never take the final step into the life you have always dreamed of.

Go on take that step today. See what you have been missing.

You can do hard things and you will. They might as well be in the creation of your dreams. I’m just saying.

You got this. Go live life. Enjoy every minute, my friend.

14 Nov 2017

Time Passages Can Make For A New Past

Hello My Friend,

I just realized it has been some time since I checked in with you. How have you been? I have been traveling for speaking engagements and writing my second book Bully Proofing You: Taming the Bully Between Your Ears.

It seems like I blinked and the end of the year is upon me. Does it feel that way to you as well?

My mentor explained time today like I have never heard it before. I wanted to share it with you because it had such an impact on me and how I think about time.

We have a past, a present, and a future. This you already know as did I. You probably also know that what you do today creates your future. That your habits are the reason you are living the life you currently have. Your past is your default behavior and you make your choices in the present so you can create the future you want.

Now, for the part I had never put together. My future will become my present and then move into my past. Right now, today, I am making a new future while I am making a new past. I said, “Wait a minute. I need to chew on this for a moment.”

What I came up with is; I can change my past by creating a new future. I don’t have to keep dwelling on the mistakes of my past. By doing so, I bring my past into my present which in turn causes it to repeat in my future. Right now, I need to imagine (image) a new positive bright exciting future. One in which I have all of the goals I am currently wanting to create.

I need to let go of my fears and struggles of the past so I can focus on the present and the best possible step to take right now. I want to create something new not recreate my past. I’ve been there. Many parts of it where great; however, I want to keep moving forward with my life plan.

I want to climb the next hill, so to speak, not keep climbing the current one. How about you? Is it time for you to reinvent your past by creating your future?

I am creating a new book. A book to take the lessons taught in Bully Proofing You: Improving Confidence and Personal Value from the Inside Out to a new and higher level. A book that will help adults reach their full potential. A book that will bring dreams into reality. A book that will help people love themselves more so they can share that love with others. A book that will help you respect yourself more so you can respect others.

I think this world could use a bit more love and respect. How about you?

I invite you to look at the future you are creating today so you can have a new brighter past.

Enjoy your day to its fullest.

Thank you for joining me once again.

Bye for now,

04 Sep 2017

Mom’s March for America

I’m a mom. I hope I’m teaching my children to love God, be kind to themselves and others, work and play hard, and live their dreams.

I think of myself as kind of a surrogate mother for you. I’m sharing what I have learned from life to help you shorten your learning curve. I hope it’s helping.

I am very proud to be on of the speakers at Mom’s March for America.I feel it will help mother’s all over the country stand up for what they know to be true.

I believe good kindhearted people sometimes hold their tongue. They don’t want to say anything that might hurt someone else. The problem with that is you have hurt people yelling and spreading pain to others.

If you have listened to my message, you know I encourage people to believe in themselves and their mission. Mom’s March for America is about helping you stand up for what you believe in. It’s about supporting and loving the mother’s of this country.

The following is a press release for Mom’s March for America:

Sarah Palin, Candy Carson (wife of Dr. Ben Carson) and Missy Robertson (Duck Dynasty) join the list of power moms speaking at the Mom’s March—a national gathering of mothers—September 23 in the Heartland of America, in Omaha, Nebraska, and broadcast live across the nation. Thousands of mothers in every state in America have signed up to join the march in person or online where they are.   Public gatherings to view the march are being organized in several states.

The Declaration of Mothers is the standard and foundation for the march. Thousands of moms in more than 3,000 cities in every state in America have signed the Declaration proclaiming truth is self-evident, family matters, and freedom is worth fighting for.  A National Map of Light keeps track of how many mothers have signed the Declaration of Mothers and are joining the march in heart and spirit to recognize the powerful influence of mothers and stand united for truth, family, freedom and the U.S. Constitution which protects the divine, inherent rights of all people.

Mom’s March for America isn’t a physical march walking down the street, shouting, and carrying signs.  It is a cultural march toward a higher standard of decency, civility, and liberty.

The Mom’s March isn’t about politics, parties, or presidents,” says Kimberly Fletcher, “it’s about standing for, and promoting, the principles and values America was founded on—the principles and values that made us the freest, most prosperous nation on earth.  Mom’s March for America is a movement, uniting mothers across the nation to stand for truth, family and freedom.  It is a celebration of the biggest cultural movement happening in America – the march that mothers make every day in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses as they nurture their families, influence their communities and shape our nation.”

The Mom’s March for America is being organized by HomeMakers for America, a national, non-profit organization founded in 2004.

When I started the Bully Proofing You mission back in 2012, I held onto the hope that I could help at least one person believe in themselves. I never dreamed God would lead me to this incredible opportunity to share His message with thousands of people all over this blessed country.

Two verses from the Holy Bible that I hold onto daily are Joshua 1:9 and Jeremiah 29:11. Joshua 1:9 says: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God and my family have helped me weather many storms over the past few years. I know they will continue to do so in the future. Make sure you get the support you need to make your dreams come true. You can find some great inspiration and support at Mom’s March for America.

I hope you choose to join us.

I will also be speaking at next weeks Murray Chamber Luncheon. Details below.

Have an off the charts day and live your mission,


Murray Chamber Monthly Luncheon welcomes – Jeanie Cisco- Meth

Thu, September 7, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Brio Tuscan Grille, 6173 State St, Murray, UT 84107, USA

Cost: $20 pre-paid registration REQUIRED to attend

$30 day of Meeting

open to the public

04 Sep 2017

My Wish for You

I don’t know if you have heard the song My Wish by Rascal Flatts or not. I hope you have. If you haven’t, I have enclosed the lyrics in this email with a hyperlink to the band at the top.

I learned about it 2012 when we, the staff of Summit High School, sang it to the graduating seniors for that year. My daughter reintroduced it to me on the way to a speaking engagement we had on Monday.

I have listened to it every day since. I absolutely love it. The song writers had you in mind when they wrote this song. How do I know? Because, it explains exactly how I feel about you and your loved ones.

Take a moment and enjoy the song. My wish for you is that you can feel my love flow from my heart to yours. My wish for you is that you relax and spend some time loving yourself and your life. You don’t have to do it for the rest of your life. Just try it today and if you enjoy it. You can do it again tomorrow and maybe even the next day. No pressure. Just love.

Rascal Flatts

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin’ till you find the window,
If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you live,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God’s grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, more than anything

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish. Yeah, yeah.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish (my wish, for you).

This is my wish (my wish, for you)
I hope you know somebody loves you (my wish, for you).
May all your dreams stay big (my wish, for you)

Songwriters: Steve Robson / Jeffrey Steele

My Wish lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Domino Publishing Company

18 Aug 2017

Humans are Animals

I grew up in a small town in Washington state on a dairy farm. In my opinion, it was the perfect life for me. Oh, don’t get me wrong; we had struggles, disappointments, and learning opportunities just like every other family I know. However, I loved it. It has had a very large impact on my life and who I am.

I love animals and I was riding horses before I could walk. My mom would put me in the saddle in front of her and we would go for hours. As I grew, I continued the tradition. I rode my horse in all kinds of weather as much as I could.

I had learning challenges at school and because of them I was teased quite a bit. I often found solace in being around animals and spent a great deal of time with them. We had cows, chickens, cats, dogs, horses, and even a couple of geese.

I would feed and take care of them. Cry when they died and be happy when new ones were born. I loved being on the farm and around animals.

A few years ago, I remember sitting around the dinner table talking as we often do as a family. I was telling farm stories and mentioned I loved animals.

My son, Max, said; “We are part of the animal kingdom.”

“No, we’re not.” I said. Which is crazy because I know we are. I use to teach biology and knew all about the classifications. So, why was I disagreeing with him?

Later on I spent some time thinking about. Why didn’t I want to admit humans were part of the animal kingdom? The answer that flashed in my mind I quickly discarded. That can’t be I said to myself. But the more I thought about it the more I realized it was true.

I didn’t want humans to taint my love for animals. You see, up until that day, I thought humans were mean just because they could be. However, as I thought and contemplated it I came up with a hypothesis.

I know that animals love with all their hearts. Even large brutish animals can be gentle and kind. I also know you can teach an animal to be mean and violent no matter their size. It is a trained response.

My hypothesis: if animals could hurt me when they were scared, frightened, or in pain; could humans? Is that why people could be so mean and cruel; because, they were in pain or frightened?

I started testing and exploring my hypothesis. I finally understood. Hurt people hurt people. That is what chapters 4-6 in my book Bully Proofing You: Improving Confidence and Personal Value from the Inside Out are all about. They are all about why people bully.

The next time someone says something hurtful to you. Remember, hurt people hurt people. Maybe they need a hug or compassion. It is not about you. It’s all about them.

I can now say that I love people. I love all people. I get excited to meet them and interact with them.

Thank you for being one of the people in my life.

Thank you for blessing it the way you do.

Thank you for being my friend.

Thank you for being you. You make a great you. In fact, the best you ever.

Go share your blessings with others today even if they are a little crunchy.

May God bless you as He has me.

Your friend,

29 Jul 2017

Give Me Courage

Earlier today I saw a post on Facebook that I had a negative reaction to. However, I was afraid of offending someone with my thoughts so I didn’t say anything. The post was a picture of Joel Osteen and said something to the effect that someone whose church makes $40,000,000 is not a pastor but a business con man.

When did the Lord say he would limit how much we should make? In fact does it not say in the Bible that whoever loves Him and follows His commandments will prosper? Yes, it does. In fact over 31 times God tells us He will prosper us. There are 62 verses about Him blessing us.

Never once does he say that we have a limit. He says things like “abundant prosperity”; “Give and it shall be given to you; shaken down, pressed together, and overflowing”; “When you delight in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart”; “Anything you desire from me will I do”; “Nations on earth will be blessed”.

I believe that America has been blessed because we are a Christian nation. Now, that Christianity is under attack. We are seeing more and more problems as our country turns from God.

In my life, I have been blessed many times over. I have also had heartache and pain. There has always been a lesson I needed to learn from the pain. I have physical blessings, material blessings, spiritual blessings, and financial blessings.

When did it become wrong to have material blessings? In this world we live in we need money. We need money to do the things we need and want. Money is not bad. Money is a tool you can use to help yourself and others. I know this to be true.

When Laurence and I give 10% back to God and His storehouses, we are always blessed. I truly enjoy blessing people with what I have. I enjoy passing along some of what God has given to me and my family. It brings me pleasure to give. That is one of the most incredible compensations in life. You can’t help someone else without helping yourself.

When I feel bad, I make myself of service. God is my partner. He is my business partner. He is my life partner. I consult Him when I make a decision and every morning I give Him thanks and ask for help and strength. AND He blesses me and my family.

When I first started having God as my partner, when I became an adult, it took a while for the blessings to start showing up in my life. As a child, it was so natural to speak to Him all the time. I would go for horseback rides with Him and talk to Him. He was in my life all the time. Then I grew up and allowed the Devil to put a block between God and me.

Part of the block was a belief that I should never want more. That rich people were bad. That people who had money would NOT make it to heaven. Then I went through a phase of, it’s bad to give and receive. The only reason you are giving is so you can receive.

The Devil is so sneaky. He knows the right things to use to stop us from doing what God wants if we let him. I thought the more I struggled financially the more holy I was. That is NOT true at all.

As we follow God and His promptings, He WILL bless us and it is perfect. If you are not currently giving 10% of your income back to God, I invite you to start. The more you are blessed, the more you can give.

I remember when I started giving it was a few hundred dollars a year. I was blessed and so were others. Now, it is tens of thousands of dollars and we are still blessed. I look forward to the day when is it millions.

I believe we need more people living to their full potential. Stop playing small. Stop letting others and yourself limit you. God has put unlimited potential in you. Start using it to bless others. Start growing your gifts and you will be blessed.

Think about how it feels to bless your children or friends with what they want. Well, I believe God feels it tenfold. It hurts Him to see us living below our potential just like it hurts you to see others not living up to theirs.

I invite you to go out and be of service. I invite you to bless others. I invite you to heal some of the pain in this world. Together let’s stop the cycle of “hurt” people hurting people. Join me won’t you? Pay your blessings forward. You will be pleased with the results. It’s guaranteed.