The Duchess of Earle finds in her inbox this morning that Jeffery Combs will be in Houston, Texas this weekend with his More Heart Than Talent program. For those of her readers that are going to be in the area and are looking to break through some old limitations, don’t go it alone! Get yourselves into the room with Jeffery this weekend!
Here’s the scoop:
More Heart Than Talent breakthrough session will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
The price – and privilege – to pay is a bargain, friends! It’s a mere $20.00 and you can pay at the door.
So come Saturday morning, get on your horse and head to the Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW, located at 7979 Willow Chase Blvd., Houston, TX 77070.
So what to do if you’re not going to be in Houston this coming weekend – and you still desire to get in on the benefits of a breakthrough? Click the link below to go to the website, the click “Seminars and Events,” which will take you to Jeff’s event schedule for the rest of 2010.
The Duchess of Earle regularly attends training sessions focused on the relationship marketing company she promotes these days. There are very experienced people doing the teaching and in this case the instructor was a chap named Chris Doyle.
Now Mr. Doyle has been a successful businessman in his own right before getting into this particular company. He ran a company that stone-washed blue jeans for all the big-name retailers. Then NAFTA came along and that “giant sucking sound” of which Ross Perot spoke had its effect on Doyle’s business and he lost it all within a few short months – he went from multi-millionaire to flat broke. So he’s had it all – and he’s had it at zero. But as it happily happens, he’s made it all back again.
So in this recent training session, Mr. Doyle happened to mention a certain book. Now the Duchess has the tendency to take note when a mentor mentions a book and she also tends to run right out, pick up a copy and dig in to find out what gems for her are hidden between the covers. The book mentioned in this case is one written in the latter 1980s by the insurance industry’s star A. L. Williams’ and it is titled, All You Can Do Is All You Can Do But All You Can Do Is Enough.
So the Duchess, true to form, got online on the FHTM Rewards Mall (By the way, dear reader, you are invited to click on the Rewards Mall link and go to there to create your own account, so you, too, may get discounts and earn money back on your online purchases) and went shopping for a copy. It arrived today and she started right out reading it aloud to herself and the Duke as they were on the way to take an evening walk together around one of the City of Minneapolis’ famous lakes.
She read most of the way home too – and she and the Duke are enjoying what they’re hearing. Some of it reminds her of what Jeffery Combs says (check some of the other more recent posts on this blog for more information about Mr. Combs).
She has decided to share some of her favorite tidbits out of this evening’s readings:
Mr. Williams says in his book that there are unwritten laws and in this first chapter he lists two. The first one says that “Life will give you whatever you’ll accept.” He points out that one must “demand” in order to get the most replete sense of life. The second is “Life will turn out the way you see it turning out.” This opens the door to dream again, even if one has been “beaten up” by life in general. He points out that, even though times are tough, if we desire success – whatever our personal definition of that is – we have the ability to change our thinking and our expectations, the ability rise to the occasion, to “show up and fight for it.”
This is reminiscent of what James Allen says in his book, As a Man Thinketh: “A man is literally what he thinks.” And that harks back to the Scriptures, the book of Solomon‘s Proverbs (Chapter 23, Verse 7 to be exact), where it says, “…as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:…”
So, friends, this evening the Duchess is appreciating Williams’, Allen’s and Solomon’s words of self-examination and encouragement – and invites you to do the same. Life may hand us lemons some days, but let’s get busy making lemonade!
Lemonade is marketable! – and done correctly, it’s profitable! – even in a difficult economy. But it’s up to you and me to DECIDE to make it through the challenges. Just like Chris Doyle, Art Williams – and many others – let’s go for it!
Well, today the Duchess of Earle came across a poem, a kind of “Thought for the Day” kind of thing. In a roundabout way she happened upon it in a sermon printed online. It seemed to her to be exactly the kind of reminder she required at the moment – this in regard to what she’s been doing these last number of months as she strives to build her business. She offers it to you, her readers, in the hope that it will encourage you, embolden you to “keep on keeping on” when the going gets tough, knowing all the while that what you’re working on may be something like the asparagus plant, in that one doesn’t see the results of their labors right away.
So here it is, friends – a poem by the poetess Ann North (about whom the Duchess can find no further information or she would have given her readers a link to Ms North’s site). Be that as it may – enjoy, friends – and dare to hope and do!
P.S. That’s Paul Cezanne‘s painting, “The Gardener” right above the poem.
The Duchess wishes she had a trumpet on hand and that, if she did, she knew how to play a little brass fanfare (actually, she just found one!)…
…to accompany the announcement that she has affiliated herself with Mister Jeffery Combs. (You may have noticed that the Duchess posted his 4th of July offer in the previous blog entry.) If you haven’t seen that yet, you will find Mr. Combs’ photo below, just so you know who he is.
Jeffery Combs, President & Founder, Golden Mastermind Serminars, Inc.
(The Duchess has discovered in the process of writing this post that there is another Jeff Combs out there – one with LOTS of Hollywood credentials – a guy that sometimes has looked like this:
However, the Duchess, with a smile of good-natured relief and a wipe of her brow, is happy to inform you that this is not at all the same chap!)
A little background: You may – or may not – know, dear reader, that Jeffery Combs is the President and Founder of Golden Mastermind Seminars, Inc., a Stockton, California-base company that specializes in coaching and assisting people, such as you and the Duchess, in learning the skills it takes to run a profitable business. The Duchess has been aware of Mr. Combs now for several years and has listened on and off to his weekly calls; she has also attended a half-day event and heard him speak live. In the last year or so she has become more faithful about listening in on his conference calls and has found herself more and more impressed with what Mr. Combs has to say. Looks as though it’s been a matter of the old saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Well, this student didn’t think she was particularly ready at the beginning, but she finds herself much moreso now! – and that’s a happy thing!
It’s a particularly happy thing because the Duchess now has a team of folks in her business and she is leading them to listen to and heed Mr. Combs’ training, so that they are learning to improve their own methods of approach in their respective businesses. Sharing with her team is what led the Duchess to contemplate, and then act upon, associating herself with Golden Mastermind. It’s because of the benefit she sees in the growth of herself and her business associates – and because she hopes that you too, her frequent readers, will find similar benefits in Mr. Combs’ offerings.
Here’s a little bit of additional info for you, dear website friends: Golden Mastermind offers quite a number of products for the entrepreneur, whether experienced or novice. Of late, the Duchess’ team has been meeting weekly to listen to and discuss Mr. Combs’ information on the subject of prospecting. It has been both enlightening and encouraging to the entire team; therefore the Duchess invites you, her blog-reading entrepreneurial friends, to consider the benefits of this program to your own enterprises. Prospecting is something that anyone in business must find a way to do – and anyone who has been in business longer than about 5 minutes already knows that it can be challenging, albeit rewarding. Take a click on the following link and check it out! It’s well worth the investment in yourself and your business, because, dear friend, youdeserve to succeed! And when you write to or speak with Mr. Combs about your situation, please tell him the Duchess sent you! – and happy prospecting to all the Duchess’ entrepreneurial friends!
The Duchess of Earle just crossed paths with a saying that impresses her today – one of those unattributed things that pops up in one’s life and arrests one’s attention. This idea is spurring the Duchess on this morning – and that’s a good thing. Actually, that’s a GREAT thing! Matter of fact, it’s so great that she thought she’d immediately post it here for sharing, in hopes that it will spur her readers on to plan their work and work their plan:
The Duchess of Earle breaks her blogging hiatus with a cheery little video that crossed her path today. Much has changed in the time since she last blogged and she is just starting to get back in the saddle. This video bespeaks the ageless attitude of joy and what it does for one’s perspective as life rolls along. These folks are having FUN, as they should be, even at an advanced age. So the Duchess hopes you’ll enjoy as much as she did this long-time wed couple and their talent.
Well, it’s midnight and the Duchess of Earle is almost ready to climb the wooden hill to catch a little shut-eye, but she cannot resist logging into her blog to share this video with her readers. It is one that was shared with her today by a friend and business associate. She finds it a valuable and encouraging reminder of what every one of us is all about. So, even when the going gets tough, hang in there, friends! The Duchess believes that, because our tapped and untapped abilities and possibilities are so great, there really isn’t a one of us that couldn’t do more than we’re doing. So, as another business associate likes to say, “Go forth and conquer!” Even in these most trying times, what ever it is you need to do, you CAN do it!
The Duchess of Earle came across this quote today and thought to share it with her readers. She finds it encouraging as she treads the road toward greater dominion over the processes of internet marketing, building businesses online and offline, networking, etc.
“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and the glory of the climb.” ~~~ Sir Winston Churchill
And here is a bonus set of quotes from the same wise and articulate gentleman:
Well, when the Duchess of Earle talks real estate investing, she is usually discussing things like short sales – such things as occur when missed payments and foreclosure enter the picture, things that used to be mysterious to the average Joe, but have come to be more widely known due to the nation’s present financial climate. But today she shares with her readers a little different slant on real estate matters. Different – and yet not at all so, for the task of making one’s house payment looms as a large challenge to many families these days.
While reading today’s edition of the Star Tribune, newspaper of the Twin Cities (for those of you outside the area that means Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota), she encountered an article about a Minnesota artist in a pickle about how to pay her mortgage next week. Melissa Robinson, of Cold Spring, has decided “to do something bold and dramatic.” She has put her life’s work of original art on eBay in the effort to market her way to making her house payment.
So the Duchess, who got into the real estate forum in the first place because of a friend who was facing foreclosure and divorce all at once, and who has an interest in helping people out when she can, has decided to write this post in the effort to assist this fellow Minnesotan in her attempt to make her payment.
The Duchess has gone both to eBay and Ms. Robinson’s two sites to take a peek. The works she finds are simple, folk art-type originals, some with words incorporated into the paintings, some not. It’s a rather whimsical style she has – trees float in the atmosphere, a cabin in the woods emits heart-shaped puffs of smoke, ducks ride bicycles and bird-shaped snow sculptures sport colorful winter gloves for combs and wear party-hat beaks (please note that not all works mentioned in this article are on eBay – some are on her website). In addition to such fun things, there are more thoughtful and inspirational/motivational pieces, charming in their simplicity and ability to please the eye. A tree standing in the middle of four blocks of color makes this writer think a bit of Paul Klee’s art. Many of the works are current too – one depicts an airplane in the Hudson River. The Duchess also located on the web a portrait of our new President Barack Obama, though this work is not amongst those shown as being for sale.
Now please know, dear readers, the Duchess does not personally know this lady, has never heard of her until the reading of this morning’s paper, but she puts this blogpost into the ether in hopes that someone out there will find an available piece appealing and take action. The newspaper article quotes Ms. Robinson as saying that the opening eBay prices are waaaay below what things have sold for on her website in the past, so if you’re an art lover you’ve got a rare opportunity – both to get a bargain on something you can enjoy for a long time and to help a fellow human being out of a jam. Even if the style is not for you, the Duchess hopes you’ll get a day-brightening smile or two, just for the experience of looking around on the eBay postings and Robinson’s website.
The Duchess closes this post with all best wishes to Melissa A. Robinson in her efforts to make that payment! You go, Girl!
The Duchess of Earle has decided to watch for inspirational, motivational quotes to share with her readers. She’s a bit behind in sharing this one, since New Year’s Day was this past Thursday, but she still thinks it’s worth sharing and hopes you’ll find it encouraging.
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ” ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Let us all open that new book and get busy writing the pages for 2009 – and may they be well-written with words and experiences of prosperity and progressive thoughts and deeds by the end of the year!