Monthly Archives: December 2014

21 Day Blogging Challenge on Empower Network Starts tomorrow

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Here is the LINK for the webinar that starts at 9 PM EST

If you are interested in looking into blogging on Empower Network please click HERE

Check out the webcast and see how to start making money from BLOGGING sooner rather than later.

I am enrolled and loving all the training I am getting from Empower Network, not to mention how easy it is to set up a blog and get it online in minutes.

See you there

Mark


Hitting Bottom – Bouncing Back Thought For December 30

 

We have all hit a bottom at some point in our lives, some lower than others. Some MUCH lower than others.

But it doesn’t matter how low the bottom is, it doesn’t have to get any lower than it already is.

We always have options, some might not be as apparent as others, but they are there. I am speaking from experience here.

I’m sure you have heard all of the clichés about “picking yourself up by the bootstraps” or that it is “always darkest before the dawn”.

One thing that I have learned in my lifetime is that the easiest way to get yourself back up off the ground once you seem to be as low as you can be, is to ask for help.

Unfortunately pride tends to stand in the way of asking for anything sometimes, but getting past that pride is a MUST. Ego will always stand in the way.

“I can do it myself” are the some of the loneliest words that I know. I have said it way too many times. It took a proverbial dropkick to my head to finally get me to admit that I don’t have all the answers and that I needed some help, and since that day that I will remember for the rest of my life, it has gotten nothing but better!

I have been told that EGO stands for Easing God Out, which makes absolute sense to me. I tried to play God for a very long time, always trying to get the world to face the way that I was going. Life doesn’t work that way. Sometimes we need to change our outlook and our attitude in order to be able to live life on life’s terms.

Asking for help should not be hard, but I can tell you that it is, or at least it was. It takes practice just like anything else that one learns. It doesn’t happen overnight, but as it becomes a part of your outlook each day, that maybe there is a better way and it is NOT mine, it gets so much better. The weight of the world is lifted off of your shoulders.

Anyway, it took me to hit bottom pretty hard to see the error in my ways. But I AM bouncing back and part of my recovery is that I need to get out of myself and help others. And the funny part is, that when you start to help others, you’ll see more and more of like-minded people doing the same.

I know that we all read about and see news about bad people all the time, but I know that those are the exception, not the rule in this world. There are so many good people out there that are willing to help and that will support and be “in your corner”. Those are the people that I choose to hang around with these days.

And it is also amazing just where you find these people. I have several groups that I rely on for different parts of my life and my ultimate goal is to be able to pay these people back. And the best way (and only way) that these good people want to be paid back is for me to pay it forward. To help someone that is going through what I went through.

I am not going to go into details about these folks right here and now, but if you are interested in a life changing opportunity, please let me know in the comments and I will communicate directly with you.

Peace and Love always

Mark

 


Ignorance and Confidence – Thought for December 29, 2014

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Mark Twain

What does this quote mean? Good question. I went online and did a little reading on this quote and I found this opinion in a forum that really resonated with me:

I think the meaning of ignorance in this saying means, to ignore people or things that are unimportant to what you are trying to achieve in your life.Only focus on what is fundamental to your progression. Just use what´s relevant and don´t let traditional values or concepts that society or people have forced upon everyone, influence you, your thoughts or your actions. I think it means to be different …the majority of people are afraid of people who are different

Being ignorant is not being stupid, it is being unaware of something. So in this case it would mean being unaware of what others think that you should be.

It would mean acting and living the way that you want to, regardless of all of the “inside the box” thinkers out there. Doing things that make you happy, that make you and your family able to feel the freedom to be who they really are.

  • Standing in a long line at Wal-Mart waiting to be checked out by a disgruntled employee that really doesn’t want to be there.
  • Only listening to music that is played on the local “Hits” radio station because that is what everyone else is listening to
  • Working at a job that you hate because everyone tells you that it is the only way “to get ahead”

Been there, done that, don’t want to go back!

We only get one chance at this. Life was not meant to be lived according to others. Living life on life’s terms does NOT mean that you have to let everyone and everything control you, it means that we need to learn how to deal with life HEAD ON, not to run and hide from it.

Dance like no one is watching

Sing like no one is listening

Live like it is your last day on earth.

Have the confidence to do the things that you want to do.

That is what Ignorance and Confidence means to me!

With Much Respect

Mark and Michelle Eaves


Failure after Failure leads to Success

 

According to Wikipedia, Failure
is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success.

I don’t buy that. The opposite of success is NOT even trying.

I would rather try, and I mean really try, and fail than to not try at all. We sell ourselves short all the time.

“I can’t do that”…”it’s too hard”…”it’s not worth the effort”

Aren’t you tired of just existing? Of just doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? (that actually is the definition of insanity)

I am. If I fail….so what…at least I tried. Sitting on the sidelines and watching life pass me by can no longer be an option.

Now with all that being said, I am not a complete idiot. When something comes along that has a tried and proven method of success, of course I will be open-minded to learn that system and apply it, who wouldn’t? That is not being lazy, that is being smart.

If I am trying to lose weight and get in shape, why would I try to invent a new method of doing so? There is so much information out there that I can absorb and apply in order to change my lifestyle. And that is really what it is, a change in lifestyle.

If I am trying to build a bird house, same thing. Check out what others have done before me and come up with the best plan and then BUILD THE BIRD HOUSE. Gather knowledge and then apply it.

No difference in us building our own home business, right? Why would we start from scratch and read all about the thousands of different get rich quick schemes out there promising us miracle results when there is something better available?

We have found something that is proven to work. It is a complete system, a complete business solution that allows people to jump in and just START BUILDING. I have had many work at home “training courses” that sent me videos to watch or pdf documents to read with the promise that if I just do what they tell me, that I can make a lot of money. And then they disappear.

What we have found is completely different. It is a community of people that have come together from all walks of life that are real. We talk to them regularly. We learn from them all the time. We support each other and encourage each other and celebrate each other’s successes and when we occasionally fail, and we do, we are there to pick each other up and encourage them not to give up. That this SYSTEM works!

We would love to have you join us, to see what I am talking about. To feel the excitement of waking up looking forward to working on our business. I can honestly say that I have never felt this way before.

It is not a get rich scheme, there are no promises that we are going to become gazillionaires overnight. But whether you are looking for a little extra spending money or some help to pay the monthly bills, or you are looking to work from home, be your own boss and live the lifestyle that you choose, this system works.

But it is up to you. There is a 7 day trial period, if it is not for you then you just walk away at no cost to you, other than a few hours of your time watching 5 videos that explain the system in detail.

Our information is below if you would like to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, we would be glad to answer as best we can and if we don’t know the answer, we will find you the answer.

Change STARTS NOW, failure is to never start at all

Mark and Michelle Eaves

E-Mail – Startsat50@yahoo.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marknmichelle0925

Twitter – https://twitter.com/startsat50

Skype – mark.eaves14

 


Be All There – Thought for December 27, 2014

Wherever you are – be all there.

Jim Elliot

Found this quote the other day and it jumped out at me. I had no idea who Jim Eliot was, but I really liked his message.

I checked out his bio and now I understand how he lived this message. He was focused on what he believed in, regardless of what others said or thought, even his parents.

A very devout Christian, he wanted to spread the word through missionary work. And even though his plans never seemed to work out exactly the way that they were originally laid out, he remained focused and just made them work. He had planned a missionary trip with a friend to Ecuador, but then his friend had to back out so he kept searching for someone to accompany him and eventually found a way.

To me, this message just reconfirms what I have already come to realize, that if I want to accomplish any of my visions, of my goals, then I have to get laser focused until I get there. And then WHEN I GET there, I cannot just stop, I need to go further. I need to achieve more. I will always need to give back more, much much more, than I have received.

That is the journey that I am on, that we are on.  We WILL get there.

How about you?

See you on the inside. Be All There, otherwise there is no sense in being there at all

Mark and Michelle

http://www.startsat50.com/ipas2

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My Christmas Thank You

Just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for being a part of my life this past year.

Writing has helped me more than I ever dreamed it would and this is where I started doing just that.

So for those of you that have read my posts, I just wanted to say that you have helped me more than you will ever know

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous New Year

We’ll see you around Blogopolis

Much Love and Respect

Mark Eaves

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I Value Honesty Yet I Lied for Years « Positively Positive

I Value Honesty Yet I Lied for Years « Positively Positive.

Very interesting viewpoint/article, can totally relate. I too lived nothing but lies for years, but was aghast at anyone that lied to me. How messed up is that?!

I am what I am, like it or not. Just need to get my thinking out of the way of things sometimes

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Mark


New Beginnings….Again

Sounds redundant, doesn’t it?

Starting over….again. How many times do you actually get second first chances?

Does it matter? When one comes along, better jump on it…NOW!

Grateful does not even begin to tell you how I feel right now, and it has nothing to do with money. It has to do with life. It has to do with being GIVEN the opportunity to live life to the fullest, regardless of what happened before.

Every day is a fresh start. Every day can bring miracles. Usually those miracles come when you expect them the least or feel like you might not be worthy of them, but they happen anyway.

Opportunities come and opportunities go. Opportunities don’t care if they are being taken advantage of, they just happen. An opportunity has fallen into our laps and we have made the prayerful decision to follow it. It is an opportunity that can AND will give us the chance to live the life we dreamed of. To be able to give back to all those that helped before AND to all those that might need help in the future.

After all, isn’t that what life should be about. Freely giving what was freely given to us? I think so.

Here is an opportunity, it is all in your hands now. It costs nothing to click on it and watch the short video, but it just might be the beginning of a life changing miracle.

Won’t know until you try. We did.