Monthly Archives: January 2015

21 Day Blogging Challenge – Kalatu

I know that I have not been posting regularly on this blog in the past month or so, and I wanted to share a little bit with you why.

I have actually found a new WordPress themed blogging platform that I have been blogging on daily, or often multiple times per day called Kalatu.

Kalatu

If you are already blogging on a WordPress theme and would like to actually spend more time writing content rather than trying to figure out how to make your blog look good, then this system might just be for you. Even if you’ve never blogged before but have been itching to try, then this is definitely for you.

Setting up the blog and getting online can seriously be done in less than 20 minutes. It is packed with all the widgets and themes that you need to get rolling quickly. It even comes with a feature that will help you to decide what you want to write about on any given day.

Starting Monday, February 2nd, there is going to be a 21 day blogging challenge starting up. All you do is post every day for 21 days. They say that habits can be formed by doing something for 21 days straight, hence the challenge. I have already taken this challenge and it is true. Not blogging every day is no longer an option.

This platform can also be used to turn blogging into a profitable business from home. Whether it is to make a few extra dollars each month to help with the bills, or finding a way to start a home business or to take your existing home business to the next level.

Check it out, it doesn’t cost anything to join and they usually offer prizes at the end for different categories, such as most influential blogger or most inspirational blogger, etc…..

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Are you up for the challenge?


Hanging With The Winners, Thoughts for January 12, 2015

Who you keep company with

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Epictetus

Hang with winners, and you too will become one. Heard that all my life, but never paid it much heed. No one was going to tell me who to hang out with. So how did that turn out for me?

In the past year, I have come to completely understand what this means. Be with like minded people, have like minded goals and you will succeed. Success to me is an inner feeling, a sense of being that I had never felt before. A burning inside that wants to learn more, wants to do more, wants to share more and wants to help others to achieve this same feeling.

How do you find these people? You start acting like one of those people and you WILL attract them. They will seek you out. Act the way that you want to be, don’t just sit and hope that someday you might become one of those people, start ACTING like it now. Act like you have this feeling of serenity, act like you deserve to feel this good….because you do. We all do.

Be with people that are going to inspire you to be your best, to do your best. Not with ones that are going to question or ridicule everything you do. I had to make some tough decisions about a year ago to disassociate myself from a bunch of people that I thought were my friends, but who in reality were keeping me from seeing my greater potential. Now this was mostly not due to something that they did, it was my impression of what they thought of me or expected of me. I was programmed to please those people and it was keeping me in a very dark place.

It is amazing how many true friends that you find that you really have when you do something like this. I can count on one hand how many of those people are still a part of my day to day life right now. I hold no hard feelings toward any of those people I had to stop associating with, and if I run into them somewhere I would be able to genuinely be happy to see them, but I could not continue living my life pleasing others.

Think about your list of friends, how many of them are actually (unknowing to them) holding you back or maybe even you are holding them back? It is a tough pill to swallow, I know! But it was something that I had to do and because of it, I see a future for myself, I have hope and faith that as long as I continue to do the best that I can do EACH DAY, that things will be better than ever. 

Today I have that inner feeling, a warmth inside that tells me that I am in the right place, that I am doing the right thing. Today I am surrounded by those like minded people and I am on a path, a journey, to being the best person that I can be. To being the person that God wants me to be and the one that I NEED to be

Peace always

Mark Eaves


Failing…Is An Option – Thoughts for January 11, 2015

 

Falling on your butt is not an option.

Failing is not the end of the world, I am sure that you have all heard the sayings about failing, how Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before the light bulb came on


 

How will you know just how far you can go, if you are not willing to take that first step? Not trying = Failing


 

So go ahead and fail, might be the best thing you ever did!

Come fail with us….all the way to the TOP!

Mark and Michelle Eaves


Optimism – It’s Your Choice! Thoughts for January 10, 2015


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

 

Noun    hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

Are you optimistic?

 

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

 

What is it going to take to get you to be optimistic? It shouldn’t take anything really, it is an internal thing. People become what they think that they are. If you think you are stuck, then you are going to be stuck. If you think that you can overcome current circumstances, then you will overcome.

But what about the homeless guy that is broke, has nowhere to live and doesn’t believe that things will get better?

Well, who are we to say how that person feels inside? All we can really talk about is our own feelings, our own circumstances. Watch this video and try to tell me that optimism does not exist!


 

Be Optimistic!

Mark

 

 


Don’t Ask…..Act – thoughts for January 9, 2015

As long as I act like I can’t….then I won’t be able to. Find the winners, learn from them, ACT like them and you will succeed

Here is How I started.

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Mark


A Learning Experience – More Thoughts for January 8th, 2015

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I will look on all things with love and I will be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
Og Mandino – from “The Greatest Salesman In The World”

Every day I need to remember these things. Every day I need to get out of myself and learn to love others more, and get out of myself less.
Today I was all wrapped up in myself, things just didn’t go my way today and I made myself miserable all day. What was the point of doing that?
It is all about ego, it is all about thinking that I had everything figured out and then when an obstacle came along, well it just messed up everything for a while.
I know better than that, yet there I was, sitting in my own self-pity, wondering what was the point of all my hard work if someone could come along and just take away what I had been building? Well they can’t! I can’t let them.
I knew better.
I guess life is just that way sometimes. It is learning to adapt. Learning to not let outside forces come in and take away my serenity. Learning that no matter what, sometimes things just don’t go my way.
Every obstacle is a learning opportunity, an opportunity to grow and be able to be ready to handle adversity the next time it happens. It is also a big reminder that I still have a LOT to learn about a LOT of things and that I need to make sure that I am teachable, that doing things my way in spite of what others tell me is not a good idea. What is the point of learning from people that have already been through what I am going through if I am not going to apply it in my own life? There is no point. That is what EGO is all about.
Not sure if patience is the right word to ask for, but I know that acceptance is.
I will learn, I will grow, I will succeed. I WILL!
Enjoy your day
Mark Eaves


What is Your Excuse?– Thoughts for January 8, 2015

 

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

 

Are you the kind of person that sees something that they want, gets real excited about it, decides to “go for it” and then looks for any reason under the sun to not continue? Any reason that comes along to quit, I took.

“I don’t have time”

“I tried, but it didn’t work”

“It’s too hard”

“My family wouldn’t understand why I would want to try this, so what’s the point”

I could go on and on and on……

Just as soon as any little problem came up, as soon as I could find any excuse in the world to stop doing what I knew was good for me, or was going to help me, I stopped. Just stopped and blamed anyone or anything……except myself.

Over the last 9 months or so, I have had to take a good, hard look at myself. And I mean and deep, meaningful look into all of my character defects and had to make a decision that I needed to change, and I needed to change now, and I needed to continue to change every day of my life, one day at a time.

I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Something had to give. I was 49 years old and just felt completely empty inside. Something had to give.

I would not say it was luck, as I am 100% convinced that it was (and is) God working in my life, but I was fortunate enough to be introduced to new groups of people. People that want what is best for me. People that freely help me to become a better person with the only caveat being, that I be willing to help others that come along that sincerely want to change their life.

I embraced this new group of people with all of my might and I can honestly say that within 6 months, miracles were happening in my life. And I wanted more. My spirituality had been given a complete makeover, which considering it started with practically a blank slate was not that hard, as long as I was willing to make the changes. They would not let me feel sorry for myself and just rest on my laurels, I had to keep working on myself EVERY day. And I did, and the miracles are happening all the time. Not one big huge miracle, but a bunch of little miracles all around me. It was an amazing feeling.

But I also knew that I had to keep growing and learning if I was going to be able to give back, and that is when I stumbled upon a video of a man who had lost nearly everything, but never gave up and just kept working at improving his lot in life. He introduced me to an online franchise business that just made sense. It made setting up and running an online business just sound simple…and FUN!

So I checked it out and the more I looked into it, the more I WANTED IT!

I showed it to my wife as my 7 day trial was running out and told her that I really wanted to do this, and she was willing to support my decision, but I could tell that she was not 100% onboard, until I asked her to go through the same training videos that I had gone through and it happened for her too! We were both ready to jump in with both feet, and we have not regretted one minute of it. The training and the help available is beyond compare. I am on a team that meets at least 3 times a week on a video hangout, we are constantly on Messenger or Skype with each other, sharing our good fortunes or asking and answering questions for others that are just coming on board.

The best part of all of this has been the unbelievable personal development training that was made available to me once I made that final commitment. It was scary at first, but I knew that if I wanted to succeed, that I had to be “All In” and not look back. I understood that not everyone was successful in starting an online business, but I knew that I had to try. Being home with my family and still being able to provide for them is my absolute driving force.

I am sure that everyone has different stories and different reasons for wanting to make money online and that is OK. This system is developed for those that just want to put a couple hours a week in just as well as for someone willing and wanting to do it full time. Results will vary based on the amount of effort that one puts in and of course everyone’s results will vary (See income disclosure at bottom).

If this interests you at all, then I would suggest signing up for the $7/7 day trial. If not completely satisfied then you can walk away with no strings attached and with all your money back, but I really believe that if you are serious about making a change in your life, that you will stick around and let the miracles happen.

Our contact information is below, do not hesitate to connect with us at any point

Much Respect!

Mark and Michelle Eaves

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The Amazing Transformation Given To Me – Thoughts for January 6th

 

Wow! I keep reading this quote over and over in my mind and wonder why something so simple can be so difficult to put into place. I am only speaking from my experience, but how was I ever going to succeed without ever believing in myself?

I used the word “but” all my life and it had affected me greatly.

“I want to try that, but…..”

“I want to lose weight, but…”

“I want to find a different job, but….”

It was a never ending, vicious cycle. This morning one of my prayer/meditation groups was discussing how loneliness comes about and what can be done to overcome it. It is the constant battle in our minds of “I can’t keep living like this” vs “I don’t see another way of living” that gets us stuck, that “muddles our puddles”.

What has helped me? What has gotten me out of the muck that I was in? It is God. It is my understanding of my Higher Power who I call God. I used to tell myself that I lost God, when the truth is that I lost myself. My God has always been there just waiting for me to come home.

God has led me in many directions over the past year that I never would have gone in. He helped me to find that prayer and meditation group that I go to most every morning, which is just a bunch of like-minded individuals trying to learn to put prayer and meditation into our lives on a daily basis. He also led me to our new home based business which incorporates most of the same beliefs into their training as far as improving yourself first, so that you can be of service to others. It really is an amazing deal.

I know that all of my blog posts end up centering on our new business, but part of the 21 day blogging challenge was to write what we are passionate about. And today, this is what I am the most passionate about. Because of the morning meetings that I attend, I have been able to become a better husband, a better father, a better brother and son. I’d like to think that I became a better person. And because of that belief, when iPAS2 presented itself, I KNEW that it was right for me. I just did not know just how right it was.

Because iPAS2 sells the line of Empower Network products, I was introduced to some very serious and remarkable training information. It is all about personal growth first. I see that and hear that in everyone that I have come in contact with in this community. It is simply amazing. I see the stories of people and just completely relate to all of them. To me, they are another family.

But the best part of all of these transforming actions that God has placed in my life and given me the strength and willingness to be able to accept them, is that the self-imposed loneliness that I mentioned earlier is gone. This is how I see things now:

 

The absolute worst feeling that I know is to be in a room full of people and feel completely alone

 

The absolute BEST feeling that I know, is to be in a room with no other people, and to NOT feel alone

 

Much love and respect

Mark and Michelle Eaves


Made a Commitment – Thoughts for January 5, 2015

OK, we have all heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

We all know that nothing changes if nothing changes, right?

Then why are so many people just settling for less? Less than….

  • Less than what they want?
  • Less than their goals?
  • Less than they know that they can have?
  • Less than they deserve?

Is it really laziness? Some would say yes, I wouldn’t.

Some people are working 60 to 70 hours a week just to earn a paycheck, are they lazy? Don’t think so.

Some people are raising children and struggling to make ends meet week to week or month to month, are they lazy? Anyone that has children knows that the answer to this is a definite no.

What is my point?

It is that we are so conditioned in our society today, that the only way to succeed in life is to work hard. That we all need to find a company to hire us, hopefully get benefits and then work our butts off to make THEM money. Work until we are 65 (ahem!) and then try to figure out a way to retire for the rest of our days.

What if we changed something up in there? What if those of us willing to work hard could do so to make money FOR OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES?

Impossible you say?

All those money making ideas and get rich schemes are just rip offs, right?

But what if there is a way. And what if this way was an actual business that YOU run yourself. Now of course to run a business will take hard work, but wouldn’t it be worth it if this was real?

Now what if this company was dedicated to helping people?

What if it was more dedicated to helping people change their mindset and thinking than it is to making money?

Think about it……it is our mindsets that hold us back. It is our current thinking that got us where we are today. Now if you are happy where you are, that is AWESOME. But the fact that you are reading this right now kind of tells me that you probably aren’t or at least would like something better.

I just listened to an audio from Empower Network called “Tapping Into Your Internal Power” and was absolutely blown away. They offer a program called the Inner Circle that delivers weekly audios that I have been downloading and listening in my car any time I go somewhere, and all of them have been great, but this one really stood out for me.

There were many great points that were made on this audio, but the one that stood out to me the most was that a lot of people would rather take the easy way out of just about anything, but if you think about it:

  • It is just as easy to turn off the TV as it is to turn it on
  • It is just as easy to listen to an educational or motivational audio in the car as it is to listen to music or news
  • It is just as east to TAKE ACTION as it is to not take action.

All it is, is a decision. A commitment that you want to change in any area of your life, and an unwavering dedication to that commitment!

We have made a decision and we have made a commitment to this new business, it is our new passion. I look forward to getting up every day to work at it and it is paying off.

There are a billion people on the internet, just think about that for a minute. These are your customers. The possibilities are completely endless.

The decision is yours, keep doing what you are doing?

Or………We’ll be on the inside waiting

Watch this video and make a decision

Mark and Michelle Eaves



Find a Way, or Make a Way – Thoughts for January 4, 2015

Was listening to an awesome training video last night by Ray Higdon and wanted to share with you what I took from it. The name of it is Daily Mindset and Training Call from the iPAS2 PRO training module.

It was not only changing my mindset into a positive one but it gave some great ideas on just a great way of living.

Started out talking about changing my language by no longer justifying negatives, such as “I am this way because of ______”. By justifying where I am (or just settling), then I will stay where I am. Or by telling it like it IS, it will always stay the same. I need to start talking and thinking about things the way that I want them to be, the way that THEY ARE GOING TO BE. I think my favorite quote from the training was:

 

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FOCUS ON WHERE THEY ARE GOING

NON-SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FOCUS ON THEIR OBSTACLES

 

That one statement had been so true in my life for the longest time, I came up with reason after reason to fail, or worse…TO NOT EVEN TRY.

Ray went on to talk about a lot of other great stuff, like using note cards or your cell phone to perform daily affirmations, and that just by changing my language, that I can begin to change my surroundings.

A perfect example happened this morning, I stopped to get gas and then went inside to get a soda. It was early on a Saturday so I was the only one in there. I got my drink and took it up to the counter to pay.

“GOOD MORNING!” I said as cheerfully as can be to the young lady behind the counter.

She looked at me questioningly as if no one should be allowed to be in a good mood at 7 AM on a Saturday and said “Well someone is in a good mood.”

“Is that so weird?” I asked

“Guess not, just that I work every Saturday morning here and it seems like there is NEVER anyone in a good mood that comes in.” She laughed as she said that. “Not sure why.”

I smiled at her and said, “Maybe you should be the one to put them in good moods. Smile at them as if there was nowhere else you would rather be and no one else that you would rather be talking to at that time.”

I guess this comment took her by surprise because she just looked at me for a minute as if there was something growing out of my head, and then she laughed and said “I might just have to try that.”

“Couldn’t hurt” I responded. She thanked me for coming and wished me a “Great Day” and I went on my way. I don’t know about her, but by me changing my language and attitude for those brief moments really made me feel right. You see, that would have been WAY out of my comfort zone a little while back, but it just amazes me how being positive towards people changes EVERYTHING.

For those of you that are already signed up in iPAS2, the training is available under the PRO plan tab in the training screen, I highly recommend you check it out

For those of you that are not signed up or that have no idea what iPAS2 is, click HERE and then sign up for the 7 day risk free trial. It can be a life changer if you let it, especially if you allow it to remove all of those obstacles that are holding you back from where your destination really should be.

Make it a Great Day

Mark and Michelle Eaves