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Have I Grown at All ?

How much have I grown this year ?

How much have I grown ?

I look back and reflect on the past 12 months and wonder Have I Grown at All ?  I know I had taken steps this year to expand my mind . I have read plenty of books , been to personal development conferences . More importantly I have opened my mind up to possibilities .

Possibilities of changing my life again . They say ” What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger ” . I am holding on to that . I am built like a OX !

As I am writing this I realize I have grown tremendously . In every aspect of the word . The best part for me is knowing that it is a  endless journey . I can never said I am board . That would me I had given up on myself . I cannot possibly get board if I choose to constantly grown in my life .

How much have you GROWN this year ?

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Even SUPERHEROS deserve time to themselves

 

Even superheros deserve to relax

Even superheros deserve to relax

I have come to understand that I too need to relax . I cannot always be everything to everyone if I am nothing to myself . I am re-programing myself to take better care of myself. I am taking a deep breathe more often . I have learned to say “NO” to people .

I have made it a point to be just as commited to myself as I am to helping others.  

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10 years with the Love of my Life

Today I celebrate 10 years of marriage to my best friend. We have come so far in these past ten years . We understand what it means to stick it out. It wasn’t always a walk in the park .We were both willing to do all it takes to have a successful marriage. That is exactly what we have. 

We understand how to open up and really share all of who we are with each other . I am so grateful to have my husband in my life . I am excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with him ! 

Chris ,

You are my everything . I wouldn’t even ponder the thought of what life would be like without you . You have taken care of me for the past 10 years . I only thought in my wildest dreams that I would be able to live the life we have together . With you I have come to realize that we can make our wildest dreams come true . I am looking forward to seeing what we can create together . I love you yesterday , today and tomorrow . 

Dana

Family time is most important !

Family time is most important !

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I see the CHANGE

I have to share this story because for me it shows my growth . 

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I had set up an appointment at Direct Buy . The whole sale home furnishing store. They make it clear that when you come for a tour you are not allowed children under 12 . Okay , I have 2 kids under 12 . I had attempted to schedule the tour while the kids were at school . It wasn’t working out , So the gentlemen said he would make a exception to the rule. I had assured him I have really well behaved children . ( which I do )  

Okay so here we are Tuesday 5 o’clock , The man calls to make sure I am coming . Again I so remind him I am bringing my children. He again assures me it wouldn’t be a problem . Well wouldn’t you know , When we got there it was a problem . He was nowhere to be found . I spoke to 4 different people telling me that it doesn’t matter what he said NO CHILDREN . 

Well they kept saying I understand that you are angry . Well I had to assure them that Angry I am not , FASCINATED  I am .

FASCINATED

After all these  years I can find myself fascinated instead of angry . Talk about growth . Put me there 2 years ago and it would have been a ugly scene .

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Top Ten ways to Improve you life (revised)

 

I had written a post back in June about ways to improve your life. I thought it would be a good idea to re-post it . I just want to say the first thing you will have to do to improve your life is want it. Improvement may mean change. Are you up for change? People go around everyday saying that they want change . Yet they do nothing to make it happen. Here are a list of ten things I know that will change your life. 

 

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

 

 

Top 10 Ways To Improve Your Life:

  1. Be HONEST with yourself
  2. Let go of your past experiences ,Live everyday as it was the first
  3. Control and create your reality
  4. Think outside the box
  5. Set your self some goals – Life goals
  6. Dream big and believe it to be true – It will manifest
  7. Stay focused
  8. Look in the mirror and tell yourself you are a successful human being (and believe it!}
  9. Organize your home _clutter causes stress and anxiety
  10. Do something nice for someone else

And my last bit of advise is to Always respond to a situation than to React to it!

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Digging real deep … We all don’t have to but it might help let go

Dana Malave    I had a talk the other day with John Milton Fogg . He had brought to my attention I needed to go deeper and really pay mind to what I am saying. At least that is one of the things I had gotten out of the conversation . Among plenty of other things. You can change what you look like on the outside . That is great . But if you never change what is going on in the inside you will always be the same. 

  At this point I am digging real deep. I need to release whatever is holding me back. I truly want to be free from the deep rooted habits and thoughts. 

   I do understand it is a choice. I will continue to work on myself everyday . I am ready to accept what I create.  The beyond freedom program will be the tool I use .

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La La La not listening

How many of you go through life really to busy talking and not listening ? 

To many people like to think they know it all. When someone is telling a story they are to busy interrupting then actually hearing anything. I have a friend like that . She is always interrupting me instead of letting me finish what I have to say. Then I find myself saying to her if you would have just let me finish I would have told you that. You know I get the eye roll after I say that. 

I feel to many people go through life saying :

La La La , I am not listening. 

 

Are you listening ???

Are you listening ???

 

 

The truth be told they are missing out on learning . Because you can always learn from someone sharing in a story. Don’t  be such a know it all. There is always room to learn and better yourself.

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Do you talk a good game , But have no desire to play in that game

A lot of people like to talk a good game,

Very little attempt playing in it. 

Are you the type that gives great advise but never takes your own. I used to be like that. I would present how great life is and how easy it is to achieve . Up until this past year I  was all game no play. This year I am all in the game. I am a key player in my game of life. A matter a fact I am the only player to my game.

How many of you have to many players in ” YOUR” life ?

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           You know the saying to many cooks can spoil the pot . Well to many key players in your life leave very little control for yourself . You should be the only one making big choices in the game . Yeah sure you can ask for advise . But remember people give advise off of their own experiences . So they might not mean to give you the wrong advise. But it does happen .  Are the people helping you worthy of your life ?

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Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

It is sad to see all the stereotypes in the world. Being in the business that I am in I get to meet of different people. I realize how naive people are. They judge people on what society suggests that people are.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!

 

 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

 

 

I met a woman in LA last week that lives in the mid west. We got to talking about tattoos . She went on to say her impression of them. Then she went on about people that had tattoos are kinda rough in personality. Then I explained to her that I myself have several tattoos. That I intend to be a heavily tattooed woman. She was in shock. I had just finished tell her about how I am class mom and a volunteer in the school library. What a Suzie homemaker type of mother I am. I all in one conversation had changed her opinion of tattooed people. Then I made her realize that she prejudges people based on stereotypes. She really couldn’t see it to that extent. 

It is sad to think that people aren’t given a fair chance for things based on the way they look. I am grateful that I am who I am . I break barriers of stereotypes. I love stepping up to the challenge . You really have to keep an open mind to make a difference and not get upset or angry when people express their opinion on people. Just put them in someone Else’s shoe for a glimpse of what they face on a daily . 

Do you judge a book by it’s cover?

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Learning to Listen

In the past few years I have learned that listening is very important to growing. I wasn’t always the best listener. I was always good at giving advise never taking it. I realize that if I can’t follow how will I ever learn to lead. I feel I was born a leader , But even leaders have room to grow. That growth comes from learning to listen. 

Listening is Growing.

 

Learn to listen and you can grow in any condition.

Learn to listen and you can grow in any condition.

 

 

I went to LA for a business conference. The top earners of the company took time and shared with us how they achieve success. I have a few inspirational quotes that have help inspire me and my business. 

  • Play it full out.
  • Believe in yourself and it can carry you through.
  • You can change who you are in a split second.
  • You don’t have to understand how it works to know it works.
  • Your belief is going to determine your success.
  • Who Cares What Anybody Thinks!!!!
  • Start living for me.
  • Dream Big
  • Don’t let ANYBODY get in the way of your dreams.

And last but not least…

The Only Way to Fail is to Quit !

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