Events to Help You
Create the A+ LIfe
First Tuesday Greater Connection
TODAY,Tuesday, August 1, 5
Republic of Texas Golf Course
4226 SE Military Dr.
here for more information.
BRAC 2005 Construction Impact Forum
Tuesday, August 15,
9 AM - 4 PM
Sponsored by the
Greater Chamber and the City of San Antonio.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,
Learn about construction
impacts due to the Base Realignment and Closure
Commission decisions from the U.S. Army Corps of
Excuse me, can you tell me how to get where I'm
Thursday, August 17, 6 PM
Library, 233 Bushnell
My financial advisor hosts
an interactive seminar designed to help align your
life's goals with your financial resources. Live an A+
Click here to RSVP for this or upcoming
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$15 per month to 500 people.
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It's official!!! I'm going to be a grandmother by
November. Steven and Amanda are expecting - and
we don't know whether to buy pink or blue outfits.
I'm about as excited as I have ever been. (They are
registered at Target, just in case...)
Anyone have advice for a first-time grandparent?
Send it my way!
|Living the A+ Life
All our dreams can come true, if we have the
courage to pursue them.
-- Walt Disney
Are you any closer to achieving your dreams? For
the last seven months, I’ve written about the steps
that you can take to get the universe to cooperate
with your dreams. Did you try the steps I outlined?
Just to recap:
- Make sure the dream is what you really want, not
what someone wants for you;
- Write down the dream as if it has already been
accomplished (then write steps that might get you
- When a request for your resources (time, money,
energy) approaches you, decide if the request pulls
you toward or away from your dream;
- If the request pulls you away from the dream,
determine if the dream is still valid;
- If the original dream is still valid, say no to these
- If you feel you have to say yes, recognize that,
for right now, you are not fully committed to your
The next, but most important step
I have one last step that is probably the most
important part of the process. Stop focusing on the
details that lead up to your dream. Keep yourself
open to all the possible routes to get to that end
result. Focus instead on what you hope to have,
what you really want. See it in as much detail as
possible. Visualize it already happening.
For the last few years, I have known that helping
people believe in themselves is my mission. Whether
it has been helping a small business owner reach a
new level, convincing a single mother to go for her
degree, talking to eighth graders about staying in
school, or teaching professional
development to adults, my goal has been to help
people reach their dreams.
I have a dream in mind – that all of this area’s
workforce will be job ready and will follow their
dreams, working in jobs that they really love or jobs
that lead to their dreams. I’ve talked to secondary
school administrators, college administrators,
nonprofit managers, and business owners. Because
I’ve been open to any number of solutions to the
problem, I’m getting a tremendous amount of
information and starting to see some creative ways
to solve the job readiness need. These
solutions would not have appeared if I had decided
that this problem had to be solved through a
particular organization or in a particular way.
Visualize the outcome
Whether you are working on your big dream or a
small project, always ask yourself what you want
the outcome to be. I’ve seen dozens of small
businesses make mistakes in marketing because they
didn’t pinpoint the end result. The ones who are the
most successful are the ones who stay focused on
their mission while looking for better ways to achieve
The best solution is not usually the first one that
presents itself. Keep yourself open to new ideas and
the new routes to get to your own destination.
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I had a winner this month who shared her "learning
experience" with me, but asked me not to share it
with others. She will be receiving the $25 gift
This month, tell me about your dream. What would
you most like to do, be, have? If you want me to
keep your name anonymous, I will, but I'd really like
to share the dream. I'll print as many as I get. Try
to limit your answer to 100 words or less.
The best response (and I get to be the judge) will
receive a $25 gift certificate from
. You don't have to let me share it to win.
||Need help with Unlocking Your Creativity?
|Discover Your Opportunities
Over the last year, the Gulf Coast area has suffered
immeasurable loss, hardship, and pain. At the same
time, the inevitable recovery will offer amazing
opportunities to improve the region. One of my
clients, Babovich, Spedale, & Chauvin is offering a
free webcast to help you take advantage of these
If you represent a company that extends credit or
collects money, join a webcast on August 29 at 2:00
P.M. E.T./1:00 P.M. C.T/ 11:00 A.M. P.T. for a free,
live discussion of the opportunities available during
the rebuilding of the Gulf South.
www.gulfsouthopportunities.com to protect your
interests, improve your collections, and discover your