How Would You Love To Live The Life Of Your Dreams And Have The Salon You’ve Always Wanted?

How would you love to live the life of your dreams and have the salon you’ve always wanted?

Imagine doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, for as long as you want… and not have to answer to anybody? Well you can, and it’s easier than you think!

Have you ever seen really successful business people, I mean REALLY successful, and wondered how the heck they look so good all the time, and how they always seem to be going on holidays or have just come back from somewhere, like Italy or France or a beautiful island somehere … AND they have also have a really successful salon?

I mean, have you ever wondered how they do it???

And how they always seem to know EXACTLY what they want, and they always seem to know where they’re going in their life as well as their business?

Have you ever talked about this with other people, like your husband or wife or friends, and someone always says ” Oh, those people have just been LUCKY!” or ” They had money before they started!” or ” They had really rich parents!” or something like that?

Some ‘cop-out’ line that helps everyone feel a little more adequate? Some throw-away line that helps justify the relatively ordinary existence that you and your friends live?

It’s funny, isn’t it? We see these SUPER HAPPY & SUCCESSFUL people and, instead of trying to find out HOW they did it, we come-up with some lame excuse why it isn’t US up there living the life of our dreams, and how they had it handed to them on a plate by either LUCK or Inheritance.

Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.

You see, I have been studying the most successful salon owners in the world and I have discovered that there is one thing most of them do before they do anything else. And it is the one thing that 98% of salon owners that I have researched fail to do.

You see, these salon owners, like other wildly successful business people, take the time to work-out exactly what they want their business and their lives to look like, down to the most minute detail.

And I know, you may be thinking that you haven’t got time for that, or that it is not going to make any difference because fate will take you wherever regardless of your preferences or whatever.

But my research has shown the very opposite, and that-is, that if you create your dream life and business, in a graphical and written form, and connect with that design on a daily basis, there is far greater likelihood that you will in-fact realise that desired existence.

The process is simple.

Basically you think deeply about the life and salon etc that you would most strongly desire irrespective of your current condition or capacity. The key is to think unbounded.

Let yourself swim in a mental ocean of abundance and unlimited possibilities, then capture the textures, designs and emotions that these aspirations elicit.

All that is required of you then is to maintain daily visual connection with your desired circumstance.

In a very short period of time, you’ll find your actions and behaviours will start to realign with your new desired circumstance.

What have you got to lose?

The worst thing that could happen is that you get laser-focused on what you actually want for your business and your life, and that’s got to be good.

The best thing is that you could actually have the life of your dreams.

4 Good Reasons To Love Condominium Living

There are plenty of reasons to love condominium living! Condominium living is a swiftly growing market, as more and more individuals seek to live in urban environments, near to their jobs. However, condominiums can be found almost anywhere, from quiet, suburban neighborhoods to busting metropolises.
If you’re interested in condo living, you owe it to yourself to consider its benefits.

1. The benefits of homeownership, without all the work – From an investment perspective, condominiums are extremely similar to owning a home. Condominium owners can enjoy the many tax benefits of homeownership, and they get to enjoy the procedure for building equity within their investment. Unlike apartments, in which the individual pays rent and earns nothing, condominium owners are able to benefit from the perks of living in a multi-family structure whilst investing in homeownership. Many people choose condominium living instead of paying rent in an apartment. Condominium living is also very popular because exterior maintenance and work aren’t an issue. Instead, condominium owners can enjoy their weekends rather than mowing lawns and painting shutters!

2. Tons of amenities – If you would like the perks of resort-style living, then you must think about condo living. Many of today’s condos offer everything from state-of-the-art fitness gyms to lovely rooftop pools. Actually, the amenities of numerous of today’s condo properties rival those of four-star resorts. Think about parking, storage facilities and recreational amenities when searching for condos. Keep in mind, however, that you could count on paying more for any condominium with high-class amenities; you may also count on paying higher HOA fees for these amenities too, although most condo owners will agree how the additional fees are very well well worth the use of wonderful amenities.

3. As well as services, too! While talking about amenities, you will find fabulous services available at many new condominium buildings and properties. From concierge plan to valet service and 24-hour security, expect your needs and wants to be fulfilled if you buy a more recent condo. Many upscale services are owned by condo owners in cities and high-rise condo buildings. Once again, you will probably pay more for any condominium if it has resident services, but having someone valet park your vehicle following a long trip to the office is really invaluable for most condo owners!

4. The perks of urban center dwelling – Many of today’s high-rise condominium buildings can be found in bustling cities, plus they are quite attractive to a wide range of buyers, from urban professionals to active empty nesters. Aside from the obvious advantage of being close to your place of work, living in a town means that any number of fabulous locations, for example restaurants, shops and nightlife destinations, are just steps away. If you want the excitement of city living, then you must explore it in a condo!

Memories From a Loved One Live On: Last Ravioli Left in a Pan on the Stove Reminded Me of My Husband

Our loved ones live on in so many ways. Five years after the death my husband, I still think of him daily. Moments appear that bring waves of sadness and joy and the most important experience of all; a knowing that he is always near.

I woke up this morning and walked into the kitchen to make breakfast. Last night. I left a pan of dinner on the stove for my daughter who would be returning from work after the rest of us were in bed. As I picked up the pan to wash it with a few other dishes, I saw it. One ravioli and one carrot. She had eaten everything except for one ravioli and one carrot.

Standing in the kitchen, staring at the ravioli, I had a wave of remembrance. A slow smile parted my lips and I wondered if this was in her DNA. She was only 12 years old when her father died. I don’t think she could have remembered this habit of his. It couldn’t have been environmental. It had to be encoded in her DNA.

My husband had been a great leftover eater. He was self-employed with a used car lot and auto mechanic shop less than one mile from our home. He worked a variety of hours. He would go to work early in the morning to open the shop, or late at night to complete a car sale or work on a car. Hurley, my husband, would pop home in the afternoon for a bite to eat, standing in front of the refrigerator looking for the oldest leftovers. I would guide him to the plastic containers of different shapes and sizes. He would grab a fork from the drawer to mix casseroles and side dishes and stand there eating the food cold. Standing in the kitchen, he would tell me the latest stories from work, laughing between forkfuls of food.

On the nights when he worked late and the rest of us were already tucked in bed, he would eat the leftovers and always leave a few bites in the containers. A few bites of lasagna, a piece of cake, one ravioli, one carrot. I asked about that curious habit one day and he replied that he left it for me. As he ate the food, he thought I might have gone to bed with thoughts of eating the food the next day. It was an act of kindness. He thought I might have wanted the last piece of cake and he didn’t want me to be disappointed when I looked in the refrigerator and it was gone.

Today as I stood in the kitchen and Out of habit, I ate the last piece of ravioli and the last carrot, as if it had been saved it for me. I thought about the little moments of kindness and it reminded me to pay attention. It is the simple moments of love and kindness that we remember. A touch of the hand, a kind word, a smile, and one ravioli left in a pan.

Author: Andrea Hylen is a Grief Transformation Guide, Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a facilitator for people in the ministry program, an Inspiration Coach, and co-author of Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Woman’s Guide to Life. Her next book, Open to Inspiration: The summer a woman discovered herself with a teenage daughter and the Jonas Brothers on a 10,000 mile road trip will be published in 2011. Her greatest desire is to inspire people to live a deeper, richer life.

She is the creator of an innovative, interactive e-book club where she uses stories of her life’s journey to help other people discover their own. Go to her website for more information.

5 Things I Love About Living in Thailand

I love having a pool

I went down to the pool in my apartment building today after work and swam for a while. When I got back to my apartment, it struck me that having my own pool (okay, I do share it with the other people in my building but I am usually in it by myself) is one of the things I love about living here in Thailand.

It is hot enough here in Bangkok that I can swim all year round. I am sure I’ll get to the stage that I feel it is too cold for that one month of the year when the temperature sits at around 23C (73F), but I have not acclimatised to that point yet.

The pool in my building is maintained by the building manager’s staff and cleaned every morning. I can decide to go down there anytime and sunbathe (not that I do this much, I’m a New Zealander and as such quite aware of the damage this can do), swim lengths or read a book in the shade.

I love Thai food

Thai food is very spicy, but has a balance of many flavours. Every meal is a gastronomic feast for your taste buds. The seafood is always fresh and I love it when it is prepared in tasty curries or soups.

The first meal I learnt to order was Phat Thai Jay, a traditional noodle dish that is a staple on most menus. I order it ‘Jay’ which means vegetable. This is not a spicy dish, but it is full of peanuts, so it’s no good for people with a nut allergy.

But Phat Thai Jay isn’t my favourite Thai dish. That’s reserved for Gang Kiew Wan Jay, Sweet Green Vegetable Curry. I would eat this everyday, and have had guests come and stay with me who did! This curry is not spicy by Thai standards, but sometimes it nearly takes my head off.

I love Thai food so much that I went to a Thai cooking school when some friends came to visit last year. You can find Thai cookery schools all over the country, wherever you are likely to find tourists. The courses are inexpensive and available in a number of languages. Usually you cook your own portion of the food, then you sit around with your classmates and eat it. This week when I was on vacation in Chiang Mai I did a second cooking course and learnt how to make Phat Thai Jay!

I love bargaining

When you buy something at a market in Thailand, you get to bargain the price down. To me, this isn’t only about the money. I love bargaining. I consider it a challenge to get the vendor to come down on his/her asking price. Often in the past I have paid the vendor their original asking price, if it was a reasonable one. I just enjoy the experience of bargaining.

I find it especially rewarding if I can do it in the language of the vendor. Here in Thailand learning to say the numbers in Thai was a priority for me. I can now bargain quite successfully in Thai. When friends come to visit they usually tell me what they want to pay for something and get me to do the bargaining for them, they like the price I get for them and I have some fun with the vendors.

I remember being at a night market looking at some cushion covers that I wanted for my mother. It took me about 15 minutes to bargain the vendor down to my price, she was great fun. She made no allowance for the fact that I didn’t speak very much Thai, I had to guess what she was talking about from her body language. When we had settled on the price, I paid her the original asking price. It was well worth it for the entertainment she’d given me.

I love Thai people

The Thai people that I’ve met here are happy and contented. The Thai people are gentle and friendly and kind. The culture here is to ‘keep a cool heart’, which means don’t get angry. I am a calmer person here in Thailand and could count on one hand the number of times I’ve been angry in the 18 months I’ve lived here.

Even when I haven’t been able to communicate well with people here, they have, without fail, smiled and helped me.

This has a knock-on effect into my professional life. The children I teach are polite, respectful and cheerful. I really get a kick out of walking into school of a morning to be greeted by smiling children left and right on the way to my classroom. Teaching at an international school is how I support my lifestyle in Thailand, and it’s a lot easier than the teaching I’ve done in state schools in the UK and NZ.

And not all the children greeting me in the mornings are Thai, so there’s a knock-on effect on other expatriates and their children too.

I love being female

Thailand is a great country in which to be a girl! Thailand is abound with shops to get foot massages, full body massages, manicures and pedicures, facials and everything else you can think of.

I have one colleague who always has immaculate hair because she gets it washed and blow-dried a couple of times a week!

Last weekend I got all dressed up in a ball gown and went to the NZ Society Ball. In May I might go to the British Embassy Ball. If you like going out, dancing, eating great food and wearing posh frocks, then Bangkok is the place!

All in all, I’m happy here in Thailand. Happy with my teaching job, happy with my apartment and happy with the experiences I’m having while I live here. If you’re considering moving abroad, you should definitely consider coming here.

Tribe Wisdom Keeper As A Love Guide – Take 3 Steps to Spark Love and Live Your Dreams Now

During my recent visit to Santa Fe Soul, I met a tribal wisdom keeper who jokes that she is the youngest, blondest, whitest wisdom keeper among all Native American tribes. She also looks decades too young for her tribal name, Little Grandmother. Also known as Kiesha Crowther, she was chosen by the tribes to honor the wisdom of ancestors and keep it alive. On a global level, wisdom keepers help people remember ancient truths that will enrich your life today.

Tribe Wisdom Keeper, Little Grandmother, recommends that you take 3 steps to spark love and live your dreams now:

Step 1. Remember Who You Are

According to tribal wisdom, you are the Great I Am. You are love and light and everything possible. You are the strongest of the strong to be chosen to live in the world now. As the Great I Am, you are god and goddess who creates the world you wish to live in.

Once you truly get this, you will start to create. You will dream of what you want and make it happen, knowing that nothing stops you from living your dreams now.

Step 2. Live From Your Heart, Not Your Head

We have been trained to think and live from our mind, and we are being asked to change this now. When the mind dominates, thoughts are based on judgment of right and wrong, of good or bad groups, governments, races or religions. This allows madness to operate in power struggles and wars.

When we get out of our head and start to see and create from our hearts, we view people differently. We have no incompatibility, because we know we all are sparks of god and goddess consciousness. There are no limits to the goodness and love we can create in our lives and the world. There is no need to kill over beliefs or power, because we are unified as the Great I Am. As you know this and act accordingly, your energy vibration rises sky high and you change your life and the world.

Step 3. Change The Channel To Positivity

We are being asked to stop giving energy to problems or we grow more problems. When the media blasts negative news stories, we change the channel. When you hear negativity in any form, change the channel.

When we give our focus and energy to positive solutions, we express the highest vibration from our highest self. Little Grandmother reminds us that we are the tribe of many colors who stop listening to negativity of the mind and start living our dreams that come from the heart.

Do you see how you can use Little Grandmother’s wisdom to spark a fire of love in your relationships and be a force of positive change in the world?

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