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Living or existing

In our busy world of increasing responsibilities it seems that almost 3/4 of adults feel like they don’t have enough time. The number one thing people say they miss is time with family and friends.
It’s a tough job separating your work and activities from your free time. But when you are down and out, who do you turn to to lift you up? Those same family and friends that are capable of lifting you up need time spent with you to bond. It’s uber important that you stake out time to spend with your network. It brings happiness into your schedule, so do schedule time in!
The definition of busy is basically that the busy person has no more time to include anything but what they are doing. So be sure to schedule in family/friend time so that you don’t find yourself too busy to enjoy life.



A spirit in a temporary human existence

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We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual existence. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human existence!

Think about that!

                 *  It’s true that our human existence is temporary.  Everyone dies!

*  It is also true that our spirit leaves our body upon human expiration.

There are so many near- death stories out there from different people who have died and been revived. Just Googlelife after death” . You will find about 67,400,000 hits!   Time Health has an article, written in discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Long, a radiation oncologist, who draws on over a decade-worth of research into near death experiences who states “there is life after death unequivocally”. Over 1600 near death experiences were related to the researchers  by people throughout the world. “Medicine”, Long says, “cannot account for the consistencies in the accounts reported by people all over the world.”

Stop to smell the Flowers

So with that in mind, focus on what you are here to do! What is it that you ‘bring to the table’ in your human body to share with the world? What human experiences are you here to experience?

Life is not about putting in your 8 hours of work and coming home to veg out til bedtime.  Our spiritual selves need to be out in the world making a difference.

Inner contentment comes when your spiritual being is satisfied. Not when you get a bigger house, or a newer car, or the latest electronic gadget.  Those people who do not look after their spiritual selves are constantly seeking objects to make them content to no avail.

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier society. They envision a fundamentally different way of life where people care less about what they can get for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Action for Happiness has an acronym that summarizes the 10 keys to Happiness. 

You can find Action for Happiness on Facebook.  Join in with people from all over the world living the GREAT DREAM.


Life as you knew it has just changed , hasn’t it?  You have the awareness to know that spiritual self that is in you is so limitless in ability.  The force constraining our spirit is our human existence. If you could just learn to turn this human body into an enlightened outlet  then you could experience anything this world has to offer.

There is much available on the topic of opening oneself to a higher knowledge and personal development like the Silva Method by Jose Silva, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Huna TM, Open Focus TM, Emotional Freedom Technique by Dr. Joseph Mercola .

I have been studying these different  methods and have come across a succinct, precise, step-by-step formula to manifest absolutely anything. Imagine how that would be for you! Suddenly you are a spiritual being in control of your human existence!!

You can learn more about it at

May we all be just a little brighter in our world. To your success,


Now is the Time!

If there was ever a good time to start looking after your own butt, it is now! Jobs disappear overnight! Bankruptcy is just around the corner of an illness for many people. That is truly frightening!

I, for one, will not leave my future security in the hands of some businessman. That businessman is doing one thing for sure. Covering his/her own butt! Not mine, not yours! Theirs!

So I scoured and scoured the internet. I went to dozens and dozens of online webinars. I bought countless pieces of information on things that promised to get me Thousands of $$$$ in next to no time with their smashing technology– push button, Clickbank offers ,backlinks, forward links, digital media, Ebay— here’s how you do it deals to find myself much more knowledgeable, but not much further ahead.

It pains me how every system gives only a piece of the pie, but advertises that they have the whole meal deal! Ouch.

But, finally, I have found the key to success. The timing is right! The market is hot and getting hotter! The leadership is there! The training is there! The backoffice is there! The advertising is, you guessed it, there! The conference calls, the webinars, the product, the delivery, the service, the coaching. It is all there!!!And you will absolutely fall over when you see how little it costs to secure your place in the future!

Come and join the team!
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To your success,


the power of trust in your life

Start the new year understanding how trust plays out in your world and you will be ahead of the pack.I want to help build a wave of positive trust. Trust is built or destroyed. In today’s world you can see evidence of low trust-scandals, fraud, divorce.

But the paradox is that parallel to that decline you also can see a rebirth of trust, of integrity, of ethics.  There is a growing awareness that the approach that violates principles of trust and of integrity are not sustainable- not on a person, corporate or societal scale.  Trust is not just a soft, kind way to do business. It is a better way, a more effective way to become profitable and sustainable.

The principles of  trust include integrity, ethics, intent, capabilities and competence. To grow sustainable trust it takes enough people, Critical Mass, to actually have an impact.

I want to be part of helping to establish this wave of positive trust. That is why I wrote this blog today.  I want to encourage people to have self trust and to produce results that will promote trust in their lives, and therefore in the lives of others.

David Elburn, a British sociologist, studied trust in nations, and trust among peoples in nations. There has been a precipitous decline in trust in society.

  • 34% of Americans trust other people
  • 23% people in Latin America trust others
  • 18% of people in Africa trust other people
  • 29% of people in Great Britain as opposed to 60% 40 years ago.
  • 28% of people worldwide believe CEOs were credible,or believable.

The flip side of that-the paradigm-is that some nations have higher trust.

  • 68% of people in Scandinavia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway believe in other people.
  • That is double of what the stats of trust are in North America!
  • Mexico has had an increase in trust of 12% over the past 20 years.
  • India has higher trust levels.

This gives people an advantage.

Trust is tangible, you can feel it. It is a skill. If people believe it is a skill to be honed they can focus on doing that. Trust is an economic driver, an engine. It makes a difference in the success and prosperity of an individual, of teams, of companies, and even countries.

“You can actually become very skilled and capable at establishing trust in all your relationships.”     Stephen Covey, author of  The Speed of Trust

Trust is a competency, a skill you can get good at, your company can get good at, that societies can get better at so that   ALL can experience benefits and fruits, all the results flowing from having high trust as opposed to the concerns and problems and indecision  surrounding low trust.

Let us take a look at some great leaders of our times.

Nelson Mandela                    Martin Luther King, Junior John F. Kennedy

Were they great because the masses trusted them or because they were trustworthy themselves?

-If people are trustworthy, that in fact, helps create opportunities for them to accomplish great things.

-If they are not credible, believable to other people, everything they do will be taxed, their ability to do great things will dissipate, their legacy will be less.

There is no question that what gives people great influence is their credibility and trust they have with people and then they can really leave behind a truly positive influence.

Sometimes people are in a positions of power, with authority, but are not trustworthy. Therefore they are not trusted. I’m sure we can all think of a politician who has been elected but through his actions once elected he makes people doubt him. Is he/she reelected? Not likely.

So, even though people have a position of power, with authority to accomplish things, their accomplishments will be diminished, their effect is not lasting, not uplifting, not as positive. Their efforts will be out of compliance as opposed to inspiration.


People who trust someone hear what they say differently than someone who doesn’t trust them, isn’t that true?  Instead of getting the benefit of the doubt, mistrust begets questions about the person’s agenda, intentions, abilities, etc.

Perhaps the presidency of Barrack Obama is a good example.  Some people in the United States love him and hang on his every word. Others doubt his integrity, his intentions and therefore do not give him the benefit of the doubt. His popularity in the polls shows that his trust has lowered since being elected.

“It’s a greater compliment to be trusted than to be loved.”   George McDonald

Let’s look at a very successful public figure-Warren Buffet.  He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway .

He is              -one of the richest people in the world

-one of the most successful people in the world

-one of the most trusted business leaders in the world


Warren Buffet has character and competence.

1) he’s known for absolute integrity. He talks straight, no manipulating, no hedging, no spinning-he tells the truth

2)he’s capable–widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world

3)he’s smart–he has a great track record of results

4)he extends trust to other people, to the companies he buys, to their leaders and managers

That is what makes a leader, an individual, a person, credible and trustworthy. It’s the combination of character and competence. Both are vital to have positive trust.

Because Warren Buffet has earned high trust from the business world he can do deals  in a matter of hours that would take someone with less earned trust months to accomplish.


The simple definition of trust is confidence. The opposite of confidence is suspicion. When I am suspicious of someone I don’t trust them. I am suspicious of their motive, agenda, honesty or ability to get things done.

What about Al Capone? He was competent at what he did. He knew how to get the job done! He lacked character, however. His integrity, his motives, were out of step with high trust.


Trust always affects to  two outcomes:  1-speed 2-cost

When trust is highspeed is high-cost is low

When trust is lowspeed is low-cost is high

Our current situation with air travel illustrates this concept.  After 9/11 peoples’ trust in our safety, our confidence in flying, went down. People stopped flying. To increase confidence in air travel strict security measures were inputted.  The increased security is a prop for lack of trust. But with the increased security the speed of travel is low-taking hours to get through security and inspections instead of minutes, and the cost of implementing all this security is high.


Focus first on our own personal credibility-our character and our competence.

Are you ethical?        Are you a person of integrity?        Are you congruent in all aspects?

Nido Qubein-author, businessman, motivational speaker & consultant urges us to intentionally look at every part of our lives and make sure it is congruent-sending the same message ie)do what you say, say what you do, live what you say    Check out his site at

You need to have that knowledge of yourself and what you stand for and where you are going in order for you to trust yourself and in order for others to trust you.

-if you are not a person of integrity, you won’t be trusted

-if you are motivated to just help yourself and not those you are working with, they will not trust you

You tend to trust people who are acting in your best interest, not in theirs.

So start with yourself, your own integrity and intent. you then move to your CAPABILITIES

Why Do Some People Have It All, While Others Stumble and Crawl?

The Alpha level is associated with intuition and ESP. As adults we spend our day in Beta level.

It is possible to train yourself to achieve the Alpha level, at will, in less than 1 minute. Accomplishing this alone is a valuable feat—you are probably aware of the many benefits associated with meditation.

When you’re in the Alpha level state…. Nothing bothers you. Sounds don’t disturb you. Stress melts away. Headaches and migraines… may vanish forever. Productivity soars. Ambitions stay clearly on focus without distraction. Worries no longer suffocate you.
Time Magazine devoted an entire issue to Meditation in August 2003 and credited it as a solutions to range of illnesses from skin conditions, stress, and chronic heart disease to AIDS and infertility. It even reported that “meditation can sometimes be used to replace Viagra”.
Amazingly, the scientific community and health professionals are only now beginning to speak out about a concept Jose Silva knew and taught for years… that “the mind is the driving force behind ALL healing.”

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Since the beginning of time, mankind has, at crucial intervals, pushed the envelope of its own existence—and uncovered monumental new possibilities in the way we live, think and interact with each other.

At the Silva Method, we believe mankind is on the cusp of a new breakthrough—a massive shift in consciousness that holds the potential to empower each and every one of us with a healthier, happier, wealthier, more fulfilled life than we ever dared dream possible.

The key to this ‘consciousness revolution’ lies in our minds—the greatest creation of all time. Our founder, the iconic Jose Silva, spent over five decades researching and experimenting on this ‘great machine’.

And what he discovered could forever change the way we live.

Welcome to the next step in human evolution.

Jose Silva’s daughter, Laura Silva, has carried on the Silva Method. For a FREE course on the basics of the Silva System go to

In just the first day of training, you will be able to meditate and relax your mind and body within 1 minute. Many graduates report the ability to control stress, headaches, tensions, anger and insomnia.

But there is more that happens to you once you are able to control your brainwave frequency.

In our research we found that 90% of people who were trained to function at these levels of mind were able to demonstrate evidence of human intuition.

In Silva we teach you how to use this intuition to make better decisions in life. In a larger sense, we teach people to use this intuition to tap into inspiration and creativity. Artist, writers, thinkers and entrepreneurs have hailed the Silva Method as a useful tool to allow them create a “flow of ideas”.

You will discover scientifically-proven mental visualization methods to speed up recovery from illness, to instantly cure pain and injury, to obtain radiant health, help prevent illness and disease.

Hard to believe? Well… consider that a world-renowned cancer therapy researcher Dr. O. Carl Simonton, called the Silva technique, “the most powerful single tool that he can offer his patients”.

The Silva Method teaches you total control over your own lives and habits. Imagine being able to erase bad habits like smoking or over-eating without hypnosis. Or being able to sleep better and wake up on time. And having thorough control over your emotional state of Mind.

To concept of re-wiring habits work this way: while functioning at deeper levels of mind, you learn specific positive statements and visualization techniques to change your patterns of behavior or emotional state.

It’s a two step process that is far more powerful than simply self-hypnotism, affirmations or visualization.

We are spiritual beings in a human experience. Let’s resolute to making 2011 the year we take control of our lives.

God Bless you all in 2011,

Joyful joann

PS there is no money or fame for me  in passing on this link today. Just the knowledge that I have enabled my followers to take control of their lives. Love ya!

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Christmas feelings

In the hustle and bustle of the coldest part of the year (at least for us on the North end of North America), it is important, no-imperative that you stop!  Stop, sit quiet and listen to your inner guidance. That little voice that will speak with you if you stop and listen.

Take some time right now to close your eyes and settle your thoughts. Now ask yourself what it is that is troubling you?  Listen for the answer. Muse on that answer, ask more questions like “how will I know?” “Who” “Where” “When”?? Now-when you feel like you know what to do next-When you are given an urgency to do something, do not hesitate, get right on it!  This is the answer you were looking for-you don’t have to understand the whole answer. Not even remotely likely that you will get a complete answer! What you receive is a feeling that you should do this particular thing. Do it!  This will open the universe to your feelings and bring what you desire in.

I just watched the movie “The Secret” last night again.  If you have not watched it, don’t

hesitate to find it and watch it this year!  That doesn’t give you much time-so don’t forget to pick up a copy today!  This Secret has been known throughout history.  All the successful people

knew the secret-like Thomas Eddison, Einstein & Alexander Graham Bell. This knowledge was not widespread however.  Powerful people kept The Secret to themselves. It wasn’t until Rhona Byrne’s discovered The Secret that it was made into a book and a movie so everyone can live and benefit from this knowledge, that means you too!

The Secret reveals the single most powerful law in the universe.

Rhonda Byrne’s discovery of The Secret began with a glimpse of the truth of life within a 100-year old book. She went back through the centuries, tracing and uncovering The Secret that lay at the core of the most powerful philosophies,

Cover of "The Secret"

Cover of The Secret

teachings and religions in the world.

What Rhonda discovered is now captured in The Secret, a film that has changed millions of people’s lives across the planet. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, you can change your life.

My friends, once you learn The Secret your life will be forever changed. You will be able to accomplish all that you were meant to do. Don’t wait another second to start!

Have a blessed Christmas enjoying life today.

Investment and Financial Learning on a game board?

Robert Kiyosaki‘s game Cashflow 101 is a unique learning tool for people who want to get out of the rat race and onto the Fast Track of life.

I have the game and want to form a club so we all can learn how to get out of the rat race together, painlessly.  Please comment if you want to join in Jo-Ann‘s Cashflow Club.

Have a great day,