What Gender Gap???

 

I find it most annoying that in this day and age women are still being treated as less equal citizens than men. John Oliver had a great feature on this matter on his show “Last Week Tonight” recently.

Even though they claim the gap is smaller than it used to be, the point is, it still exists.

So we women should fight this, right? Get into those Corporations and demand our rights!

That is one way to go about it!

We could take our protest to government, many of whom preach but do not practice gender equality.

That’s another option!

But I have an action plan of my own! I say, let’s show them how it’s done! Let’s set ourselves up in businesses that fuel our passions, give us the time freedom to be career woman AND moms, and make the same kind of money if not more than our male counterparts.

I am not saying that our focus should be outdoing the men. That does not have to be the goal. That is just something that may happen naturally when we follow our bliss and what matters to us.

I could name numerous mentors in the Empower Network who are making this happen right now.

They are not punching the clock, they are not asking their supervisor if they can stay home because Tommy has a cold or if they could leave early because Sarah gets out of school early that day. They are not rushing home in an insanely crowded commute to get home in time to cook dinner, do homework and pop in a load of laundry before falling asleep in front of the television.

These women are stay home moms, making six and seven figure incomes…which they would never have been able to do in their “jobs”, they are taking their kids to Disney World for the summer – how many people know that Disney is NOT cheap, they are staying in beautiful rented properties on the most beautiful beaches of the world. And they are standing on stage leading woman and men to the same earning power they are experiencing. No gender gap here!

Don’t believe me? Look them up for yourself: Tracey Walker

I find it most annoying that in this day and age women are still being treated as less equal citizens than men. John Oliver had a great feature on this matter on his show “Last Week Tonight” the other week.

Even though they claim the gap is smaller than it used to be, the point is, it still exists.

So we women should fight this, right? Get into those Corporations and demand our rights!

That is one way to go about it!

We could take our protest to government, many of whom preach but do not practice gender equality.

That’s another option!

But I have an action plan of my own! I say, let’s show them how it’s done! Let’s set ourselves up in businesses that fuel our passions, give us the time freedom to be career woman AND moms, and make the same kind of money if not more than our male counterparts.

I am not saying that our focus should be outdoing the men. That does not have to be the goal. That is just something that may happen naturally when we follow our bliss and what matters to us.

I could name numerous mentors in the Empower Network who are making this happen right now.

They are not punching the clock, they are not asking their supervisor if they can stay home because Tommy has a cold or if they could leave early because Sarah gets out of school early that day. They are not rushing home in an insanely crowded commute to get home in time to cook dinner, do homework and pop in a load of laundry before falling asleep in front of the television.

These women are stay home moms, making six and seven figure incomes…which they would never have been able to do in their “jobs”, they are taking their kids to Disney World for the summer – how many people know that Disney is NOT cheap, they are staying in beautiful rented properties on the most beautiful beaches of the world. And they are standing on stage leading woman and men to the same earning power they are experiencing. No gender gap here!

Don’t believe me? Look them up for yourself: Tracey Walker

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Dee Verrengia

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Sue Soucy

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Nicole Cooper

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and many, many more women who are beautiful, talented and now… Wealthy!

Sisters!!! Stand up and let’s not wait for the government to close the gender gap.

Let us close it ourselves!!

 

A Brazilian Town of ONLY women is looking for Men!!! Are you Interested?

 

This is a special post for my male readers 🙂

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Can you just picture it? ALL women…many at that perfect age. And they are exotic! In Brazil! Speaking with that awesomely sexy accent!…And they are seeking men. They are seeking …YOU.  Read more here…

Come on…it’s time to book your flight ticket to Brazil.

This is an really interesting article though. I did say it was for the boys, but really this is some serious Feminism at work. I personally like to have my men around, but even so, I totally support “Sisters Doin’ It For Themselves”. Sometimes they are forced to, and sometimes they choose to, but the point is…They CAN!

It’s like Beyoncé says:

 

“Chunking” AKA Baby Steps to Achievement

Had a great call with the Mastermind Group last night. (Shout out to Project AWOL!!!) Here is one of the powerful nuggets that was shared and discussed. It puts a whole new twist to the word “Chunking”

chunking1See…that is what I would be thinking too! Chunks of Chocolate, chunks of anything good and yummy and sweet to eat.

But that is not what we were talking about.

The chunks we are talking about here pertain to Goal Settings and Achievement.

Say you want to read a certain book. Let’s make it Tolstoy’s War and Peace for the extra challenge. Now we all know you are very busy and so, when on earth are you going to find the time to finish this book. You can barely make it through the newspaper.

But even with your limited time, it CAN be done. How? You guessed it…

Chunking!

So you have all of 5 minutes a day to dedicate to your reading project and you can read about 2 pages in 5 minutes. Ok, so you could read 2 pages per day and you will finish all 1455 pages in 727 days, which is about 2 years. Hey, you would have finished the book!! Which is more than most people can say.

And that’s what chunking really is!

Whatever your goal is. Whatever you are intending to achieve.

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Sometimes you look at a goal and become overwhelmed. It is so big, so out there. Is it even possible?? By chunking it, it IS possible. Take baby steps. Do a little bit every day in the right direction and you WILL reach your goal.

Naturally, this applies to building your online business as well and is a very pertinent message.

We all know that there is much money to be made on line. But then we hop into a business and foolishly think that in no time, we will become super rich.

Er…no!…baby steps…chunking!

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You want to make $10000 a month? Break it down into steps…how many sales do you have to make to do that? what do you have to do to make those sales? how many hours do you have to dedicate to achieve that? per week? per day?

Your first check MAY be a $10,000 check, after all nothing is impossible, but most likely it will not be. More like $100…may be even $25. But that first check of just $25 is the same thing as those first few pages of War and Peace. Baby steps. Bit by bit. Chunk by chunk….you’ll get there!

Another reason and method to chunk is that it if we chunk similar activities together, it will make us that much more productive, because we don’t have to switch gears between activities during a given chunk. This makes it easier to focus, and truly get done what you set out to do in that assigned amount of time.

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So here’s to Chunking! Now let’s get out there, set some goals, chunk them and achieve them.

Write in and let’s see how we are all doing.

Stay Blessed!

Susan 🙂

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This Week in Medical History- Sir Ronald Ross

I have always had a thing for Medical History and News, (probably because of my own medical background) And this article is close to home for me because I grew up in Nigeria where Malaria was rampant. The developments in Medicine that made this possibly fatal disease so easily treatable were amazing and appreciated.

I hope you enjoy this interesting article about a very remarkable individual who was not only a Medical Scientist but was also a mathematician, epidemiologist, sanitarian, editor, novelist, dramatist, poet, amateur musician, composer, and artist.

I have also included one of his poems.

On August 20, 1897, Sir Ronald Ross discovered how malaria is transmitted.

Sir Ronald Ross

​While dissecting the stomach tissue of an Anopheles mosquito in his laboratory in India, Ross found the malaria parasite and ultimately proved that mosquitos are responsible for transmitting malaria to humans.

Ross also studied malarial parasites in birds and identified mosquitos as intermediate hosts for both avian and human malaria.

Ross’s discoveries provided an enormous advantage in tackling malaria prevention throughout the world.  Read More…

THE FATHER By Sir Ronald Ross

Come with me then, my son;
       Thine eyes are wide for truth:
And I will give thee memories,
       And thou shalt give me youth.
The lake laps in silver,
       The streamlet leaps her length:
And I will give thee wisdom,
       And thou shalt give me strength.
The mist is on the moorland,
       The rain roughs the reed:
And I will give thee patience,
       And thou shalt give me speed.
When lightnings lash the skyline
       Then thou shalt learn thy part:
And when the heav’ns are direst,
       For thee to give me heart.
Forthrightness I will teach thee;
       The vision and the scope;
To hold the hand of honour:—
       And thou shalt give me hope;
And when the heav’ns are deepest
       And stars most bright above;
May God then teach thee duty;
       And thou shalt teach me love.
Source: Father: An Anthology of Verse (EP Dutton & Company, 1931)

99-Year-Old Sprinter Sets World Record: “I’m Running From Old Age…”

Put away your “I can’t” attitude!

Yes you CAN!

Now just get out there and do it!!!

Read about Ida Keeling – 99 years old and making NO excuses!

Neither should YOU! 🙂

Ida Keeling

Run Ida, run! 99-year-old great-great-grandmother sets a new world record for the 100 meter sprint at Gay Games

  • Ida Keeling from New York City ran 100 meters in 59.8 seconds on Tuesday at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio
  • The sporting event is LGBT but not everyone who takes part is
  • Although she finished last, Ms Keeling set a new record for her age group
  • She took up running at the age of 67 and trains in the corridors of her Bronx apartment block
  • When it comes to diet she prefers to eat her evening meal – a hamburger, fish, or liver – for breakfast because it gives her ‘fuel for the day’

By Sadie Whitelocks

Ida Keeling from New York City achieved the feat on Tuesday at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio.

Wearing her favorite gold Nike sneakers and Lycras, the 4ft 6in, 83lb former factory worker raced along the track in temperatures topping 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Caught on camera: A 99-year-old running enthusiast has set a new 100-meter record for her age group, at 59.8 seconds

Caught on camera: A 99-year-old running enthusiast has set a new 100-meter record for her age group, at 59.8 seconds

Determined: Ida Keeling from New York City achieved the feat on Tuesday at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio

Determined: Ida Keeling from New York City achieved the feat on Tuesday at the Gay Games in Akron, Ohio

Special moment: The senior was greeted by her daughter and trainer, Shelley Kelling, at the finish line

Special moment: The senior was greeted by her daughter and trainer, Shelley Kelling, at the finish line

When she reached the finish line spectators greeted her with a round of applause.

Her coach and daughter, Shelley Kelling, also went to give her a big hug.

‘Mom is amazing even to me,’ Ms Kelling said of her mother. ‘I have to admit that. She is a remarkable human being.’

Although the great-great-grandmother finished last in the 100 meters, it is believed no woman her age has ever recorded a faster time in an internationally-certified race.

It’s not the first record the senior has set.

99-year-old sprinter runs 100-meter dash at Gay Games

Breaking sweat: Ms Keeling raced in temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Breaking sweat: Ms Keeling raced in temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Keeping in shape: She is determined to keep running as long as possible, and to outlive her grandmother, who survived until the age of 104

Keeping in shape: She is determined to keep running as long as possible, and to outlive her grandmother, who survived until the age of 104

Dressed for the occasion: Ms Keeling wears her favorite gold Nike running shoes

Dressed for the occasion: Ms Keeling wears her favorite gold Nike running shoes

Starting line: Although the great-great-grandmother finished last in the 100 meters, it is believed no woman her age has ever recorded a faster time in an internationally-certified race

Starting line: Although the great-great-grandmother finished last in the 100 meters, it is believed no woman her age has ever recorded a faster time in an internationally-certified race

In 2011 Ms Keeling achieved a world best for her age group in the 60 meters with a time of 29.86 seconds on the track.

She participated in the race alongside girls a quarter of her age.

The jogger said at the time: ‘I feel like a puppy. I feel younger now than when I was in my 30s and 40s.’

Ms Keeling, whose husband died of a heart attack at the age of 42, decided to take up running nearly 30 years ago.

Her lawyer daughter, who coaches track and field at a nearby high school, convinced her to give it a try at the age of 67.

And after a life of sadness – she also lost two sons, Charles and Donald, to drug-related killings in 1979 and 1981 – the senior citizen found refuge in running.

Flashback: Ms Keeling took up running at the age of 67 when her daughter convinced her to give it a try

Flashback: Ms Keeling took up running at the age of 67 when her daughter convinced her to give it a try

Pumping iron: The fitness fanatic lifts weights in her New York apartment

Pumping iron: The fitness fanatic lifts weights in her New York apartment

‘It felt good, and I felt uplifted,’ she previously told ABC. ‘I said, “Well, gee, this is for me”.’

She trains in the corridors of her Bronx apartment block, lifts weights and cycles on an exercise bike.

She also prefers to eat her evening meal – a hamburger, fish, or liver – for breakfast.

‘Gives me fuel for the day,’ she said.

And her health regime is paying dividends – she takes just one prescription drug and could easily pass for a woman 20 years younger.

She is determined to keep running as long as possible, and to outlive her grandmother, who survived until the age of 104.

‘Every year I am going to keep doing what I am doing, and when running time comes, if I feel I am ready, I will go at it,’ she said.

She turns 100 next May.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725212/99yo-great-granny-breaks-spring-record-gay-games.html#ixzz3AtgkhCMQ
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I Matter!

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Over the weekend a client of mine made an extremely poignant discovery and statement that I want to share with you

“I matter”

This is a vital truth to us all that we too often either forget or discard.

I matter! You matter! We matter!

We give ourselves wholly to our jobs, our families, our friends and whatever other responsibilities are calling us. We make these things matter! And before long, they matter more than we do. And in even less time, it takes a toll on us. Our health, Our relationships, everything that truly matters.

It is of the utmost importance that you do not neglect yourself and your spiritual practice. Even Jesus spent the early hours of the morning in prayer and meditation, drawing close to God before setting out on his miracle filled days.

I love the way Iyanla Vanzant puts it. You are the cup and you need to be filled up and overflowing into the saucer and it is out of that saucer, out of your surplus, that you can pour into others’ lives, help others, bless others.

When we bless people out of our own strength, i.e. what is in our cup, the inevitable will happen, the cup will become empty, we will become depleted, tired and unable to give anyone anything. Including ourselves.

Your cup must stay full!

Something else that matters so much to us, is what we think others think of us. We give in to negative feelings about ourselves because someone said or did something mean to us. We feel their actions let us know that we do not matter. And we internalize this message. But this is not the truth! The truth is, and always will be…

You matter!

Today, be blessed! Be whole! Be complete! Do something to fill your cup!

Today, if someone is being mean to you, just smile and say “I matter!” even if only to yourself 🙂

i matter

Love and Blessings

Susan

I’m every Woman

Remember this song??

Good song BUT!!!….That is our reality as women. We always make ourselves everything for everyone.

Today, I encourage you to look not at who you are to others, but who you are to you.

Do something nice for you today! No matter how little.

Remember, YOU love you

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Have an awesome day!

Money is like Manure…

Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly, starring the great Barbra Streisand is one of my favorite movie musicals of all time 🙂

And I love it when I can pull something from the movies into my entrepreneurship. Today, I am taking a quote from “Hello Dolly” and it goes like this:

“…Money, pardon the expression, is like Manure! It’s not worth a thing unless it is spread around encouraging young things to grow”

I love that quote and I think it is one worth taking to heart. In a time when we are all struggling for money, it is our knee-jerk reaction to hold on tight to every penny we get, but the irony of it is that the tighter you hold on to it, the more likely that you will lose it.

If you fear losing money…you WILL  in fact lose it.

You have to be open to the stream of money flowing in and through your life. Learn to trust that there is enough! Let it flow to you and let it flow from you, and let it flow right back to you again. It is spiritual law!!

If you stagnate the flow of anything, it will die. The same goes for money. If you stop the flow, it can not grow! Let it flow!

Believe that you can receive money, Believe that there is enough, and then open yourself to your intuitive leads showing you what you can do to make and keep more of that money.

 

 

“Turn up the Volume, Turn down the Noise”

This video is already a year old, but I am just now seeing it. No surprise really since I am not into HipHop or Spoken Word.

But I appreciate this young lady’s message. To the women and to the men.

I do believe in freedom of expression, but there is something to be said for programming. We know innately when something is ‘wrong’, but if we have been programmed (by our music and popular culture) to see it as alright…then we may well do what is wrong and feel justified.

It is evidenced in some of the responses to this video. Negative and hurtful to the poet. Why? Why is it ok to say negative things in song, but then not ok, for someone to speak her opinion back?

Silliness!

Go ahead girl! Speak your truth!

 

Instant Gratification is NO Gratification!!!

golfMy father was an avid Golfer. That does not mean he was a great golfer. But he was a passionate golfer. He played as often as he could, competed in every local interclub competition, watched Jack Nicklaus videos and videotaped competitions, rarely traveled without his golf kit and was the captain of his club a record number of times. He was passionate about it. The camaraderie, connections, fun and drinks that came with the 18 holes were well worth it.

All of us were raised as ‘golf kids’. I was the only one who did not stick with it, but I understood the game enough to understand what the pleasure and the challenge in it were.

I, along with everybody else was excited about Tiger Woods. And kept a slight eye on the sport over the years. It has always been my intention to take it up later on in life and FINALLY participate in the family sport.

But Golf is only the vehicle that gets me to my point.

I watched another really good episode of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO the other day and one segment was on the future of Golf. The future of Golf? It’s going back to being an elite game for the rich and the old. So much so that the Golf industry is looking at ways to make it more interesting and inviting to the younger demographic.

Apparently, one of the reasons young people have lost interest in Golf, is because it is HARD!!! Apparently no one wants to walk 18 holes and have to try SO hard to make that little ball roll into that tiny hole at the center of the green.

Introducing the 15 inch putt hole, only a few little inches larger than the standard 4.25 inch putt hole! Obviously, to make it easier to get the ball in. Still 18 holes, but easier game, more fun, more clients Woohoo!

Another popular trend that is quickly gaining momentum is “Top Golf” – driving ranges that simultaneously serve as night clubs. You don’t have to putt, you don’t have to concentrate that much, after all, the music is blaring so that you can dance as you swing, and best of all, you don’t have to wait till the end of your game for the round of beer.

Though this sounds entertaining enough, I am not sure if we should call it Golf.

But we are having fun, right? That’s the purpose of the sport after all, isn’t it? What’s the problem with that?

I don’t think the problem with Golf is Golf at all. What the problem is, is that with each generation, we are UN-learning the value of deferred gratification. The value of practice making perfect. The value of challenge. Instead of facing challenge, we are doing away with it in the name of instant gratification.

Why walk around a large manicured field every weekend to master the art of getting a ball into a hole? “It takes way too long” “It’s just too much work” “It’s too difficult”

Forget that walking is a great albeit mild form of exercise, being out in the fresh air and sunshine is a great source of Vitamin D, which many of us are lacking these days, cooped up in our cubicles by day and our dimly lit gaming rooms by night. Many valuable friendships and business deals have been forged on the golf course. And the challenge, ever against no one but yourself, makes you strive to do better every time. And when you have played your best that beer at the end is not just a drink, it is a delicious and well deserved reward.

Don’t misunderstand me, I am all for technology and making things easier, after all I am an online entrepreneur. But even in my Industry, people come into the business thinking it’ll all just happen at the push of a button. And they quit in disappointment when they have not become millionaires in a month. Yes, internet marketing is a lot easier than traditional sales used to be. Yes, anyone can do it. But it still takes commitment, practice and yes, it is a challenge that may take some time to master. But oh, when you do….it is SO worth the wait.

Learning to deal with challenge is a very important part of not just building our character, but of succeeding in life and business.

We should not always look for the easier way out. We should not always seek to bend the rules of the game just to make it easier for us to play it.

You don’t become great by cheating yourself and that is what we are doing.

Hey, if I want to play Golf, I want to play the real thing. I may not become Tiger Woods, but I would be pretty proud of whatever success I do achieve.

Becoming an internet entrepreneur is a lot easier AND very possible. So here’s my take:

Instant gratification = working a J.O.B. that you are probably not passionate about to earn a weekly paycheck that you spend having fun at virtual golf night clubs or other trendy forms of entertainment. But look to the future, what happens when you are no longer the party animal. You will be left with the J.O.B….or not. And wonder what ever happened to your joy of living.

Deferred yet lasting gratification = using your spare time to set up and work a business that is YOURS. Making, saving and investing YOUR money and looking at that future – you quit the J.O.B. on your own terms and are living in early “retirement” doing what you want to do, when you want to, and with whom. Hey, maybe you are taking in 18 holes at an exotic golf course with standard size putt holes.

Which sounds better to you?

In my opinion, instant gratification is NO gratification at all.