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Decide To Network

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Decide To Network

by DC Cordova

I was reminded of the power of Networking with Intention the other day when I read this poem by the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. Global Entrepreneurs know the power of networking. And I know this poem will inspire you to be more powerful in realizing your dreams.

Use every letter you write
Every conversation you have
Every meeting you attend
To express your fundamental beliefs and dreams.
Affirm to others the vision of the world you want
Network through thought
Network through action
Network through the spirit
You are the center of a network
You are the center of the world
You are a free, immensely powerful source of life and goodness.
Affirm it
Spread it
Radiate it.
Think day and night about it
And you will see a miracle happen:
The greatness of your own life
IN a world of big powers, media and monopolies
But of four and a half billion individuals
Networking is the new freedom
The new democracy
A new form of happiness

Robert Muller
Assistant Secretary General
of the United Nations

Isn’t that beautiful? I’d love to read and hear about your fundamental beliefs and dreams. Share!

If you’d like to see more of Robert Muller’s work, go to http://www.robertmuller.org/decide

With loving thoughts,

DC Cordova
CEO, Excellerated Business Schools®/Money & You® Program

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An Act of Gratitude

Hearts of Light

An Act of Gratitude by Marian Head

November 2001. Influenced by the horrors of September 11, I decided not to wait until January to write my annual New Year’s letter. With Thanksgiving only three weeks away, I decided to move out of the numbness that set in on 9-11 by entering into the fullness of gratitude.

I started each paragraph in my Thanksgiving letter with “I am thankful for…” The goodness in my life unfolded before me. On each copy of the letter, I scribed a personal note. It was simply life-changing. Before writing each of those 130 notes, I took time to think about the person who would receive that letter. I wrote what was in my heart, expressing my deep gratitude for the special way that person touched my life. Tears of appreciation flowed as I moved into an almost overwhelming state of thankfulness. Taking this time, which was substantial, to consider how each person had graced me with their presence resulted in an outpouring of appreciation, forgiveness (sometimes of myself) and bountiful love.

I remember writing those love notes everywhere: daily at my desk during the weeks leading up to our Thanksgiving visit with my mom, at the dining room table, on the little tray table on the airplane to Florida, and on my lap in the car when Glenn was driving the hour to mom’s house from the airport. After signing the last letter in the car that day, a feeling of deep satisfaction flowed through me. I said to my darling husband, “I feel complete.” Feeling more peaceful than I had in years, I added, “I could die at any time now, knowing that I’ve said everything I want to say to those I love.”

In the spiritual chrysalis that had formed around me during those weeks of gratitude, I had transformed. The numbness lifted and my life was renewed.

With Thanksgiving upon us, I am reminded of the gift of time I took in those weeks to be present in Spirit with each person I know and love. I choose to do this again. While the result may not be something tangible like a letter, it will be a deepening of my connection to you, and to all life here on Earth and beyond. As Johannes A. Gaertner, author of Worldly Virtues says so beautifully:

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
To enact gratitude is generous and noble,
But to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.
May you experience the fullness of Heaven on Earth this Thanksgiving.

By Marian Head, 1985 Money & You® Graduate
Reprinted with permission from Revolutionary News (www.RevolutionaryAgreements.com/news)

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