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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.

13 Jul 2017

Expand Your Mind

Get ready to have your mind expanded.

Earlier today I was thinking of what I would write about for the newsletter tomorrow. I wanted to share a story about my day yesterday with my kids. However, I watched this and just had to share with you NOW. It is so amazing.

I love TEX talks: Ideas Worth Sharing. This is a MUST see. Take a few minutes right now and enjoy this VERY powerful message.

Dr. Alia Crum

 

Let me know what you think.

Have a blessed day,

27 Jun 2017

Where Did The Life You Dreamed About Go?

Ever wonder what happened to the life you dreamed about? The perfect relationship, career, and lifestyle. It’s time to live the life you have always dreamed of.

Tomorrow is the last day to get tickets. I know some of you already have and I look forward to seeing you on Thursday. For those of you who haven’t taken action yet, why not?

Bully Proofing You will help you stop the negative voices in your life so you can start living your vision for your life.

Participants will learn how to:

1. Improve their confidence and personal value.

2. Communicate with others to resolve conflicts and improve understanding.

3. Understand why people bully.

4. Create planned responses for the external bullies and the internal bullies.

Are you tired of just getting by? Come and learn how to thrive by Taming the Bully Between Your Ears as well those negative voices from others telling you, “You can’t do that.”

There is hope for a better future and you can find it at Bully Proofing You June 29 – July 1.
Make sure and get your ticket today.

Have a great day,

23 Jun 2017

It’s The Little Decisions You Need To Be Aware Of

I don’t know if you know about my podcast or not. You can find it on iTunes or my website.

I want to share today’s recording with you. http://bullyproofingu.com/podcasts/its-the-little-decisions-you-need-to-be-aware-of/

On it I talk about the day to day habits that are running your life. It is just over 17 minutes and it is PACKED with information you can use to make sure you create the life you want.

Thanks again for tuning in.

Have a magical weekend,

23 Jun 2017

Mending Relationships

Ever wonder what happened to the life you dreamed about? The perfect career, relationship, and lifestyle. It’s time to live the life you have always dreamed of.

Bully Proofing You will help you stop the negative voices in your life so you can start living your vision for your life.

Participants will learn how to:

1. Improve their confidence and personal value.

2. Communicate with others to resolve conflicts and improve understanding.

3. Understand why people bully.

4. Create planned responses for the external bullies and the internal bullies.

Are you tired of just getting by? Come and learn how to thrive by Taming the Bully Between Your Ears as well those negative voices from others telling you, “You can’t do that.”

There is hope for a better future and you can find it at Bully Proofing You June 29 – July 1. Make sure and get your ticket today.

Let me know how I can serve you better,

09 Jun 2017

Let It Shine

 

We all have an inner light. Some people have allowed theirs to be turned down so low no one can see it. I invite you to let your happy face show. Let your inner light brighten the day of everyone you met today. The happy seeds you plant today will be the joy you harvest tomorrow. I think everyone can have more joy in their life. The more joy we have the less pain there is.

You can help end the cycle of hurt people hurting people. Go out today and let your happy light shine.

25 May 2017

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and how they affect your dreams

 

I recently did a video for my mentoring clients to reinforce a training I did for them. It is all about what happens when going for a goal. It helps you understand why you’re hitting obstacles and how to overcome them. Thank you for joining me once again.

12 Apr 2017

Your Recipe For Success

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDEPdyk_dY&t=338s

I recently did a Facebook live for the first time. My mentor Ann Washburn taught me the importance of recipes. I don’t really like to cook so most of my meals come from boxes. However, I can follow a recipe and have been known to make really good meals when I do.

I realized that success also has a recipe and I wanted to share it with you. The link above is to the recorded Facebook live I did. I’m not sure why the quality of the video is poor to start with. I think it has something to do with my internet connection at the time.

Let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with.

Have an off the charts day,

Jeanie

06 Apr 2017

Bully Proofing You Is Going To Washington State

I am so excited to be going to Washington state next week to help students, parents, and schools become Bully Proof. I will be giving five different presentations. Your thoughts of support and love will be very much appreciated and felt.

We have decided to give away a training for the local veterans Legion 17. I had the inspiration today to invite you to be a part of it. Last year we did a buy one give one. We’re going to do it again. For each book purchased between now and April 11 I will give a book to the veterans and their family.

The number of veterans dying every day is astronomical.  According to a US Dept. of Veterans Affairs study that was released in 2013, there are 22 veterans committing suicide every day. They give so much to protect us and our way of live. They went where they were sent. They have done their duty. Let’s now support them in returning home and integrating back into society successfully. They need help Taming The Bully Between Their Ears.

Take a moment and bless your family with Bully Proofing You and we will give one to a veteran.

https://zp290.infusionsoft.com/app/storeFront/showProductDetail?productId=1

I want to thank you for taking your time and doing the survey about the new format for the newsletter. The video form won by a landslide at 79%. That will be the new form from now on. However, to take care of those of you that like the written-out form I will change it up. (Kind of like this one.)

For the video this week, I want to share an interview I had the pleasure of doing with Josh Bendoski from Rev Media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tO6NlpIOEc

Have an incredible day and remember I love you my friends,