Thursday,  March 8, 2012
                                      Winter Edition 206
russell_newRussell R. Shippee
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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

-Arthur Schopenhauer

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see."

 Arthur Schopenhauer

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

-Abraham Lincoln

"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

Abraham Lincoln




March 14 or 15
Time: 12 noon EDT
- What do I want?
- What do I need?
- What do I do?
- What do I avoid?
- Am I busy?
- Am I wasting time?

How does my Obituary help me today?   
March 21 or 22
Time: 12 noon EDT
- Do I want to write my Obituary?
- Why should I write my Obituary?
- What will my Obituary show me?
- Will I be proud?
- Will I be satisfied?
-Do I dare sign up?
are FREE


Ahoy Captain 

No, there was no letter last week.

That means it was a GREAT ski trip with lots of challenges. The biggest challenge was to stretch myself, learning to ski better in powder. We had several snow storms, lots of snow, and plenty of powder. It was a great challenge; and I came home a better skier.

Be it skiing, life itself, or your goals, if you take action and challenge yourself, you will find a fulfilling victory at the end of the effort. You will find you have advanced. You will have accomplished something. Maybe not all you wanted, but there will be progress.

Tomorrow never comes (see the article for an explanation). The year is already 15% over. Many will have not accomplished 15% of their goals. If that's you, then challenge yourself and get into action.  Today is the day for the action.

Yes, hurry and you can sign up for a tele seminar. Do it now. Challenge yourself, do it, and you'll be glad you did. Learning is life itself. You are never too old to learn.  

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PS  It is 99% certain that there will be a newsletter on 3-16-12. Why? Because it is my intention to do so.  


See the Future NOW

Do you want to see your future NOW?

We all want to see and know what the future has in store for us. Some even go to psychics and card readers to find out.

Your future is what you are doing NOW. The future is NOW. NOW is when you are creating your future.

It's what you are doing NOW, what you are focusing on NOW, and what you are learning NOW. The relationships you have NOW are your future.

Yes, we create our future by what we do today.

The future is not a mystery. If we look at where we are and we look back, we'll see why we are where we are today, based on what we have done up until this point.

If you want to be an overnight success as some appear to be, then start now. Once you have worked and focused on it enough (perhaps for ten thousand hours), it will be. It may look like overnight, but it was manifesting over the time you worked at it, silently and diligently.

The things I have in life are things I have wanted and have worked for. For years I wanted a schooner. Finally, I realized that wanting was not enough. It was the wanting with the focused action that counted. Once I took action, the boat came.

You already know what your future holds for you. If not, just look at what you are doing now, what you are focusing on, who you are associating with, and what feels right to you. If you are in the wrong job, you know it. If you are wasting time, you know it. If you are with the wrong people, you know it.

So, you know. You know what's right and wrong for you. No one else knows for sure, nor should anyone else run your life. It's yours and you are the captain. The journey belongs to you and not to anyone else. 

Picture the future you want. Does it feel right? Is it comfortable? If so, put the picture of it on paper. Look at it daily. List the steps needed to achieve it. It may be a one year, five year, or ten year plan. The time needed does not matter.

What matters is today and what you do today. Your future is today, and it is today with or without your effort. A day wasted is a day that cannot be reclaimed.

If you are making your future, why not make a great one? Everyone who has made a great future for themselves is and was no better than you are. The difference is they knew the future they wanted and they did today what was needed today to create that future. 

So, what will you do? What's your future? Don't be fearful but be joyful. You know, and you can let that knowing come to your consciousness and focus on it. You are greater than you realize. You are more powerful than you realize.

You are creating your future NOW