Thursday, September 17,  2015
                                      Summer Edition 286

Be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy"  

- unknown

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  

-Nelson Mandela 
"The hippopotamus is a vegetarian and looks like a wall. Lions who eat only red meat are sleek and slim. Are nutritionists on the wrong track? "

-Erma Bombeck


"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept responsibility for changing them"



It's back to work. Yes, it feels good. Does it to you? Sure, the summer is too short and the winter too long.

Do you agree that it feels good to work more and get more accomplished. Doesn't it feel good to set a goal for the week and reach it?

It's time for a few tele seminars.   To sign up hit reply to this newsletter and tell me which one and date you'd like to attend. No charge for newsletter subscribers.

13 Keys   How to unlock and manifest the life you envision!
 September 28th 10AM EDT     September 29th 9AM EDT

Don't sign up for 13 Keys unless you want answers to questions about yourself. Don't sign up unless you want to do something with your life.

ME, My Life on Purpose   Charting Your Course
October 1st  9AM EDT

Don't sign up for ME, My Life on Purpose if you want to drift through life. Don't sign up if you don't want to know what is next.

The rentals in St John are still available. Reserve NOW, you will not be disappointed. We've been going to St John for over 25 years and we are still exploring all the island has to offer. Oh, except stop lights. There are NO stop lights on St John and only two main roads. It's 90% national forest.

When you read the article below reflect on how you have realized how true it is. What should you do more of?


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St John USVI     Villa Rental  January 2016
Would you like to rent a three bedroom pool villa 1-9-16 to 1-16-16? It's at the Westin and it can be yours if you act fast. The discounted rate for our readers is $5,995.

We also have a studio 1-16-16 to 1-23-16 for $2,199.

We go every year and we will be going in 2016. We just can't use these weeks and would be glad to have a reader take advantage of the savings.

You will have full use of the Westin facilities.

 3 Times - 13 Times

How many times is enough?

Only you know how many times is enough. Yet, the more times you do something, read something, or view something the more you see and the more you understand.

Have you ever watched a movie more than once? Did you see more and get more out of it the second time? Sure.  See it five times and you'll still be seeing things you missed.

Part of it is your understanding and knowledge of the information increases. Another part is that every time you read, watch, or do something you are in a different space than you were the last time. In effect, you are a new person, and seeing it for the first time.

I was listening to an educational tape and I was advised to listen to it daily for thirty days. WOW. That's a long time to listen to one tape. Yet, about the fifth day I became aware of how much more information there was in the tape than I had first realized. Yes, there was value, a great value in listening many times.

Educationally, we need to read it or listen to it many times in order to fully comprehend, and be able to work with the information. Look at a picture, or a design, and the more times you see it the more you see.

Realizing this, it makes me wonder how much I have missed in life by glancing at something, or taking a quick look, and moving on. I'll bet I missed far more than I saw.

Have you ever taken one of those tours of 13 countries in 10 days. At best you hit the highlights and you might, just might, get a little feeling for the area.

We rented an apartment in Paris for six weeks. The six weeks flew, we hated to leave, and we had so much more to do. The more time we were in Paris the more we saw, even walking the same streets. It takes time to get into the tempo and rhythm of an area. In living it you get to know the area and appreciate it all the more.

The Blue Angels performed recently at an air show here in Rhode Island. They come every two years to perform. They perform elsewhere many other weekends of the year. Yet, for a two day show they have been practicing for four days. They are either practicing or performing on almost a daily basis.

Olympic athletes practice all the time for years before the Olympics.  

Speakers practice their speeches many times before they are given. When they give a speech it sounds casual, off the cuff, and it all fits together nicely. That is not by accident. That is by plan. The more times you do it, the easier it is. The more times, the better you are at it.

Focus on how much you have learned and seen by repeating. Then, use it in your daily life to perform better for your personal good and the good of others.