Archive for July, 2009

How Can You Create Inspirational Stories?

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

How Can You Create Inspirational Stories?

I love inspirational stories, don’t you?

I’ve got another one of them to bring a smile to your face…another story resulting from Brian’s encounters at the grocery store.

Would you like to know what happened?

OK, I’ll tell you.

As Brian meandered through the produce area of the grocery store, he came across an elderly woman checking out the bananas…and talking to herself.

When she noticed Brian, she said, “Hi, I’m sorry, I’m talking to myself. Hope you don’t mind“.

“No, I don’t mind,” replied Brian.

Do you ever talk to yourself?” she asked.

And Brian replied, “Why of course I do! I think it’s great to talk to yourself!”

“I answer myself” said she.  Then she continued “Have you ever answered yourself?

Brian’s answer was…

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Will These Short Love Quotes Bring You Happiness?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Will These Short Love Quotes Bring You Happiness?

Quite often when Brian returns from a little excursion to the grocery store, he has a story to tell. So when he returned home the other day, I was intrigued with his story.

This story is too good to keep to ourselves, so let me share it with you.

Here’s what happened.

Brian was at the deli counter, and in his usual friendly manner, he asked the deli clerk (I’ll call her Kara), “How’s it going?”

As Kara kind of bobbed her head from side to side, Brian observed that she seemed kind of down and out.  So he again questioned her.

This time she replied,“I’m having a hard time finding a job in my field. I finished school, and I don’t want to work here anymore. I missed a few open house employment job searches at certain locations.”

So Brian advised her…

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What Do Inspiring Quotes Do For You?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Remember in my last post I talked about using mantras to be more confident?

Did you try using mantras yet?

Or how about inspiring quotes?

I’m telling you… they work!

Not just for my friend, but for me, too!

So, here’s my story of how a mantra and an inspiring quote helped me.

Some weeks ago Brian and I attended Pat O’Bryan’s UnSeminar6 in San Antonio, Texas. Although I knew that I was meant to be there, Brian wasn’t sure about attending.

But when our hotel room number corresponded to his birthday, we knew he was supposed to be there.

Do you notice signs like that showing up in your life?

Anyway, during the seminar I got inspired by one of the unscheduled speakers, Martha Giffen, who said how easy it was to get interviews from the speakers.

Sometime later Joe Vitale took the stage and wowed the audience. I’m always amazed at what he continues to accomplish…and… can you believe it?

He was homeless for a number of years!

So, at dinner that night, Brian was wishing he’d asked Joe how he got out of being homeless.

How did Joe go from being homeless, friendless and feeling unloved by everyone, including himself?

My brain started thinking, “I wonder if music or lyrics played a role? Maybe Joe would let me interview him about that and maybe other speakers would, too.”

Would I get up the nerve to ask Joe?

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Can Mantras Help You Be More Confident?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

A couple of weeks ago my friend, Jean, was dismayed because her patients weren’t showing up in the Oriental medicine clinic where she is an intern.

I told her to be more confident in herself.

In the past she had some regular patients who loved her acupuncture treatments so much that they even gave her gifts.

So, it was somewhat humbling to Jean to not have her patients show up while all the other interns on her shift were getting patients.

I told her she shouldn’t take it personally, and she said that’s what her supervisor told her.

Then she learned the reason why one of her regular patients had not been coming. She had to go to Australia due to the unexpected death of her mother. So, that confirmed that it had nothing to do with Jean.

So then Jean gained confidence in herself and in her treatments.

But then it continued to happen…no patients for her on her shift. Jean was again starting to take it personally. My encouragement to tell herself that she was an excellent acupuncturist helped somewhat, but not completely.

Then Jean bought the book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. As Jean put into practice what she learned from Louise, she experienced positive changes…
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