logo medium
a monthly newsletter from Crystal Communications May 2006

in this issue

Events to Help You
Create the A+ LIfe

Living the A+ Life

Puzzle Results

Excuse me, can you tell me how to get where I am going?

Great Ideas on Attracting More Clients


Events to Help You
Create the A+ LIfe
crystal training

First Tuesday Greater Connection Mixer
Tuesday, May 2 (tomorrow)
5 - 7 PM
Dave & Buster's
440 Crossroads.
here for more information.

The Greater Chamber's Business To Business Trade Show
Wednesday, May 3
9 AM - 5 PM
Norris Conference Centers, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. Click here for more information.

Excuse me, can you tell me how to get where I'm going?Thursday, May 4,
6 PM at Landa Library, 233 Bushnell Ave. See info at right or call 210-308-6669, and ask for Kevin Moore.

East Area Business Council District 2 Tour
Wednesday, May 10
8:30 AM -12 noon
Aldaco's, Sunset Station
Click here for more information.


Finals are this week at St. Philip's and I know my desk is under here somewhere. What are your plans for the summer?

  • Living the A+ Life
  • reaching

    The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.
    -- Michael E. Gerber

    Big events happen in our lives that throw us off course. Sometimes those are happy events – a new love, a chance meeting that turns into a career opportunity, a windfall of cash. Sometimes those are tragedies – a divorce, a death in the family, a job loss. When the big events happen, it’s understandable that you may get pulled away from your dream, and many times you have to deal with the side trip before you can get back on course. Sometimes those big events change your life so substantially that you never get back to the original plan.

    There are also a million small events that sidetrack us. A phone call interrupts the project we need to finish. A friend drops by and convinces us we need to go get a cup of coffee. We are recruited for a volunteer job that will take a significant amount of our time.

    Making Conscious Choices

    No matter the size of the event, we need to be aware of the fact that we are pulling away from the dream. Here’s the tricky part. When these events happen, if you can make a conscious, measured decision, you will provide yourself with a feeling of control over your life and probably make a better choice as well.

    Since I started my own business, the services I offer have changed. I have found that I enjoy the training and writing a great deal more than the graphic design, and I can make considerably more money when I focus on the training and writing. My goal when I started the business was to become a graphic design studio with several employees. As the business grew, I was given more opportunities to do presentations and training. They seemed to fall in my lap. I reassessed my direction and made a conscious choice to change the direction of my business and focus my energy on the things I love to do.

    A friend of mine who is totally blind believes that we live many lives and that he chose to be blind in this lifetime as a learning experience. He has lived his life to the fullest. He has surfed and bicycled, mows his own grass and installs his own ceiling fans. (I don’t know how he does this, but playing with anything electrical makes me nervous.) He plays guitar and years ago was an opening act for the Beach Boys. I don’t know whether he is right about choosing the blindness. I just know that he feels (and therefore acts) much more empowered than most of the people I know.

    One Thing We Can Control

    When I teach Professional Development, I impress on my students that there are things in our lives that seem to be out of our control. There is one thing, however, that we always have control over – the way we choose to react to any situation. We can do it with grace and style or we can rant and complain. We can make people feel elevated or we can make them feel diminished.

    When a bypass on our life journey appears, we can choose to take it or we can stay on the original route. Making that decision, rather than just following the path of least resistance, is what living your dream, is truly all about.

    Learn more about Crystal Communications...
  • Puzzle Results
  • puzzle light

    The only Fiesta memory stories I received were X- rated! So there's no published winner this month, but one lucky person is still getting the gift certificate from Entree's.

    This month, give me a fictional explanation of where the expression "easy as pie" comes from. I'll pick the winning entries (based on how much it makes me laugh) to win a gift certificate from Entree's .

    Need help with Unlocking Your Creativity?
  • Excuse me, can you tell me how to get where I am going?
  • finance map

    Want to figure out how to finance your dreams? My financial advisor, Kevin Moore, is giving a FREE presentation on Thursday, May 4, at 6 PM at Landa Library, 233 Bushnell Ave. (near Trinity). Learn how to live your own A+ Life and make financial decisions based on what's really important to you. Find out how to get to where you want to go in this entertaining two-hour presentation.

    For more information, call 210-308-6669 and tell Kevin I sent you. Click here for info on Kevin.

  • Great Ideas on Attracting More Clients
  • I want to recommend you check out this web site: Action Plan Marketing. If you're a small business owner or a self-employed professional, this site contains a huge number of resources to help you become a better marketer. There are articles, a free eZine and many marketing tools that I've found very useful. Click here.


    Email Marketing by