Thursday,  April 5, 2012
                                      Spring Edition 210
russell_newRussell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator


 Success and Me Today

April 11,  2 PM EDT 
April 12,  3 PM EDT
Success and Me Tomorrow
April 18,  3 PM EDT
April 19,  12 PM EDT

Success and My Life   
April 24,  3 PM EDT
April 25,  3 PM EDT
Why am I so Successful?
May 1,  3 PM EDT
May 2,  12 PM EDT
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"Give. Give not till it hurts, give till if feels good."

Russell Shippee 
"When just starting out on a new journey, Russell, it's only natural to feel vulnerable. After all, it may seem that you have much to lose. But may I remind you that never again, at any other point in your journey, will you have so much to gain as you will if you start today?"
-The Universe 
"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. " 

-Arthur Schopenhauer

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a  poet
must write if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What one can be, one must be."

Abraham Maslow


Quick Links
Ahoy Captain 

What do you do when you realize your thoughts are wrong? 

Yes, we all let our minds believe thoughts that are wrong. The key is to change when we realize we are wrong. Plus, not be so quick to judge in the first place. See the article below.

Due to the demand, we are starting a series of tele seminars, the same one twice in a week and a series over four weeks. The design is such that you can do any or all of them. Try for all of them! Here they are:

Success and Me Today              4-11, 12PM   4-12,   3 PM
Success and Me Tomorrow     4-18,   3PM  4-19,  12 PM
Success and My Life                   4-24,   3PM  4-25,   3 PM
Why am I so Successfull?           5-1 ,  3 PM  5-2,    12PM


When you sign up, tell me what session(s) you want to attend. Also, please ask your questions. I will try to answer all questions during the call. If you question something or struggle with something, tell us. No names, just insight.

These tele seminars are for all ages. Success can start at 20 or 80. Success is life itself, so be sure to sign up. 

If you are like me, this week I am making sure that all the things I want to do for the quarter are scheduled so that I can be sure to do them. It takes time, but it also gives us a track to run on and balances the workload.  Call or write if you want to discuss. 

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PS  Many thanks to all our new subscribers for signing up. We added more new subscribers the first quarter of this year than any other quarter in our history. 




We are our thoughts. 


We do what we think. We are what we do. So, if our thoughts are what we do, our thoughts guide us. 


Our thoughts are our beliefs and our truth. Hence, different people have different truths, even on the same subjects. It's not that one is right and one wrong. Each is right based on how they view it. 


To change your life, change your thoughts.  It's that simple, or that difficult. 


The problem is the conscious vs. the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is ninety times more powerful than the conscious mind. Think of the rider and the elephant. The rider is the conscious mind and thought. The elephant is the subconscious mind. Which is bigger? which has the most control?


The rider, consciously thinking, is no match for the elephant. If the elephant, the subconscious, has a different belief, the elephant is going to win. Hence, the conscious mind wanting to lose weight but being unable to do so. The issue is the subconscious mind that feels fat, likes being fat, and will be sure you eat that donut. 


Our thoughts are our happiness or lack thereof. Our thoughts are our abundance, not the money we have. People can be happy with or without money. Money buys things, but not happiness. Money doesn't even buy the feeling of abundance. 


Most of our thoughts are endless tapes, the same thoughts running over and over again in our minds. We tell ourselves the same stories all the time.  If the stories do not change, we can't expect our life to change. Our life is our thoughts. The same thoughts produce the same life. It's that simple. 


If we are not happy with what is right now, we and only we, can change it. The first step is to change our thoughts. There is always more than one way of looking at a situation. What's the positive? What's the part that can help me? How can I view it differently. 


Remember the story of the little boy who at Christmas found a 'deposit' by the tree? He  said, "if there's a 'deposit' there must be a horse somewhere!"


If we stop and take a breath, we can find another angle from which to view things. In every problem or adversity there is an opportunity. You can't find the opportunity if you keep looking at the negative side and repeating it. 


Look closely at your life. Can you remember a situation that you thought was not good and you had negative thoughts only to see later that it led to something better? We all have. In the moment of a bad or negative thought, we also need to reach for the positive side of that thought. Where is the advantage, the light at the end of the tunnel? 


Look for the good thought, live from the good thought, and the good thought will make your life brighter and more fulfilling.