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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What Is Your Life Dream?

And WHAT will it take to get there?


Are you one to day dream and think that it only happens to the lucky few?
Do you realize that those lucky few are actually doing what it takes to make their dreams a reality?
You can be one of the lucky people if you're willing to do what it takes.

I was inspired to write this after reading a blog post by my friend Angela over at My Year Without Spending.

http://myyearwithoutspending.blogspot.com/

Angela and I were best friends when we were 6 years old. We lived next door to each other in Southern California and share a lot of the same childhood memories. We lost contact for years and have recently been in communication again. It's amazing that after so many years we still have things in common. It makes me wonder if we choose our companions in life before we actually get here!
Here's her blog post:



How much $ do you need to live your dream?

by Angela Barton

That's the question they're asking at Married With Luggage this week, as they launch a series called "How we saved enough money to change our lives and how you can, too." It's all about the planning, saving, and lifestyle changes that will make it happen. Click here to read the post that kicks off the series.

For Betsy and Warren, their dream is to travel the world for a year, and they're counting down the days. Your dream may be the same, or it may be something completely different, but whatever it is, it takes work to make it happen. But if you've ever talked to anyone who has lived their dream - whether it's to travel the world, get out of their corporate job to join the Peace Corps, live in another country, write a book, or simply do the work they love - it takes a plan, discipline, and hard work to pull it off.

Married With Luggage shows you how to put it all together, in a way that's user-friendly, inspirational, and fun. So check it out, if you haven't already. It's one of my favorite blogs, so I have mentioned it before.

What's your dream? Are you pursuing it now, or is it more of a fuzzy fantasy that takes place in the distant future? Or maybe you feel like you're just keeping your head above water as it is. Or maybe... you're living your dream right now.


The fuzzy fantasy part is what got to me.
So many of us will live our entire lives dreaming of that some day...having a fuzzy fantasy.
So ask yourself what your life dream is ?
What are the practical steps you need to engage in to let the universe know that you're signaling what you want?
Personally I've found the Abraham -Hicks material inspiring and helpful in practical ways.
Here's the link to their web site:

http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php

My book Danny And The Dolphin was written in a children's style but is really a book for all ages. Adults as well as children can read about believing in their dreams and find some useful 'how to' tools to make those dreams come true.

Life is SO much more fun when you're persuing your dreams and living them.
It turns the 'have to' into 'want to' because you begin to see that by doing those things you're getting closer to having what you want.
Just like exercising and eating healthy. You don't get there by accident.
So start today...begin the journey of your life.
It's YOUR life and we each have our own wonderful dreams to live out.
I believe if we all reach for our dreams that the world will be a much happier place for everyone.
Have fun.


Here are some sites I've found that may be helpful:


http://www.lifechallenges.org/create/kindling.html


http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/08/22-secrets-to-discovering-your-dream.html


http://somedaysyndrome.com/someday-my-ship-will-come-in-a-practical-guide-to-discovering-your-dreams/


This looks like insightful reading. I haven't personally read it but it looks like it will awaken ideas:
http://www.palmofherhand.com/catalog/item/6871221/7055364.htm

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank You Hawaii Book Blog!


Thank you Hawaii Book Blog for the write up and support!
I was featured on their website...

Check out http://www.hawaiibookblog.com/ to see other books available from local authors in the Hawaiian Islands.
Danny and the Dolphin is now published!
I got the physical proof in the mail on my birthday a couple of weeks ago! It's the BEST birthday gift I could have ever received. After over a year of designing the interior and working on publishing it's complete...we're changing the size a little and making it a hard cover rather than a soft, but it's ready for print!
It's exciting to know that it will be available for you all to read soon...in just a couple more weeks! (I've been saying that for a long time now but this time it REALLY is just a couple more weeks...sounds like false labor)
My friend Katya Williamson (author of bringing the Soul Back Home) http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Soul-Back-Home-Consciousness/dp/1846942020 told me that creating a book is like being pregnant and the publishing is like the birth of a baby...it takes months to create and then it's here forever. It really has been a lot more work than I ever imagined and I now have a new appreciation for the arts... film, paintings, music, and literature...it's all very time consuming and such a labor of love. Much like parenting!
I 'm SO appreciative for everyone that helped with this project: Editors, Katya Williamson and Angela Barton http://myyearwithoutspending.blogspot.com/ Bluewater Graphics, Captain Budd, and Rebbecca Byder for their photo shop and computer skills, Kimberly Martin at Self Pub.net http://www.self-pub.net/ Mill city Press http://www.millcitypress.net/ my husband Ken for his loving support and for keeping us afloat, and especially to Dan Mackin http://www.danmackin.com for his amazing art work.
Thank you SO much Dan! Your beautiful art has made my story come to life. We've created a really beautiful book together that I am so happy with and VERY proud of!

While waiting for Danny And The Dolphin to arrive, I've started working on my next project. If anyone out there would like to be a part of my next book then please send your Law Of Attraction stories and testimonials to me at my email: writtenbykatesommers@gmail.com
Thanks so much! ~Aloha



This is what Hawaii Book Blog posted:


Do you live by the Law of Attraction?

posted by A.Alba

danny-and-the-dolphin

If the answer to this question is yes, then you could be the person that Kate Sommers is looking for. Kate is a writer living in Hawaii whose first published book, Danny and the Dolphin will be released in a few weeks. The book is a short story about creating your life the way you love. She is looking for anyone who has a testimonial or story of success with deliberate creating and the Law of Attraction that she can incorporate into her new book. For further details on this opportunity, I invite you to visit her blog:

Creating A Life I Love.

You can also visit her official website here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Key To Success



"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be" - George Sheehan


Success Inspirational Quotes

"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... you can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side - Thomas J. Watson

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven Goran Eriksson


"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."-Mark Victor Hansen

"You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions." - Adlin Sinclair

"Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve." - Wilfred Peterson

"The road to success is always under construction." - Lily Tomlin


"The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it." - Ray Kroc


More Success Inspirational Quotes

"You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself." - Napoleon Hill

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Donald Kendall

"Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals." - Jim Rohn

"Success is a welcomed gift for the uninhibited mind." - Adlin Sinclair

"The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Most people spend 90% of their time on what they're not best at ... and ... only 10% of their time on their best ability. Successful people delegate that 90%...and ... are thus able to spend all their time on their "unique" ability." - Gary Halbert


Opportunity Inspirational Quotes


"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter Drucker

"The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake - you can't learn anything from being perfect." - Adam Osborne

"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other." - Bill Gates

"You give before you get." - Napoleon Hill

"The freedom to move forward to new opportunities and to produce results comes from living in the present not the past." - Brian Koslow

"Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard." - E. Joseph Cossman

"The most life-destroying word of all is the word tomorrow." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." - Les Brown

"Time management is life management." - Robin Sharma

"People have within their own hands the tools to fashion their own destiny." - Murry Lincoln

"If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein


Leadership Inspriational Quotes

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John C. Maxwell

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." - Harvey S. Firestone

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better." - Bill Bradley

"Leadership is action, not position." - Donald H. McGannon

"Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." - Napoleon Hill

"As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big." - Donald Trump

"You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end." - Sidney A. Friedman

Here's a blog that offers ideas on self employment:

http://www.rat-race-escape-artists.com/index.html

This is an article about creating, from Rat Race Escape Artists:
The concept of visualization is not new. NOBODY becomes successful "accidentally". You must have a clear picture of where you want to go.
Mind Movies, as well as their predecessor, vision boards, are based on numerous scientific studies about how the brain works. Among other things, when the mind believes something to be fact, even if it is not yet fact, the brain behaves as if that thing is indeed a fact. This is controlled by the part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System, or RAS. It can't distinguish between reality and imagination. Vision boards / Mind Movies exploit this fact, to condition the brain to believe affirmations. Thus, numerous people have "conditioned" their minds to believe their aspirations. And these aspirations have come true.
Books such as "Think and Grow Rich", "The Science of Getting Rich", "The Secret", "The Success Principles", and "The Breakout Principle" are based on this fact.
It's not at all limited to wealth accumulation, either. Back in 1954, the man who broke the 4-minute barrier for running a mile, Roger Bannister, did so without any precedent. No one had ever run a mile in under 4 minutes before. In 1943 the world record for the 1 mile race was set at 4 minutes and 2 seconds. That record stood for an amazing 11 YEARS. Until Roger Bannister came along. Through powerful visualization and intent, and after numerous tries, he ran the first sub 4-minute mile in HISTORY.
But that's not the AMAZING part.
Just six weeks later, John Landy, Bannister's arch-rival, took a further 2 seconds off Bannister's time. In fact, the 4-minute barrier was broken 26 TIMES in the following year!
A mental barrier had been broken.
Until Roger Bannister did it, virtually everyone, including doctors, believed that it was physically impossible for the human body to run a mile in under four minutes.
Roger Bannister used visualization to go over the race in his head, repeatedly. Each time he visualized himself breaking the 4-minute barrier.
In actual fact he had broken the four minute barrier maybe hundreds of times by the time he attempted it on that historical day.
When race day came, he had no doubt whatsoever that he would break the four minute barrier as he had already achieved it so many times in his mind.
Put another way, he created enormously powerful emotional memories of his desired goal. And that made it a reality.

Here's a clip of Roger Bannister :




Other famous people who have used visualization to attain their success include:
  • Bruce Lee
  • Jim Carrey
  • Michael Jordan
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Isaac Newton
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Henry Ford
  • Carl Lewis
  • Tiger Woods
  • Bruce Jenner
  • Nancy Kerrigan
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Winston Churchill
  • Tony Robbins
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Jack Canfield
  • Matt Damon
  • Drew Barrymore
  • Billy Joel
  • Ellen Degeneres
  • Oprah Winfrey
All these individuals used positive affirmations, and powerful visualization, to bring their dreams to life. Vision boards aid this sort of visualization. Mind Movies, even more so.



Here's an example of a mind movie:




Here's where to order the mind movie kit:

http://www.mindmovies.com/creationkit10/


Here you can find out how to make a vision board:


http://christinekane.com/blog/how-to-make-a-vision-board/


You hold your own key to Success. Go ahead and use it.
Make your life what you've always wanted it to be. It's NEVER too late.
NOW is the best time to start living the life you love.