These are my posts for the week. I’m a little late and you’ll know why after you read the first post! My first one is in response to my friend Theresa Key. Both of us are attending Jonathan Bud’s “The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Live Immersion Event in May in San Diego. It’s a two-day seminar of entrepreneurs from the United States and all over the world-over 2000 of us! Here’s a cool description. It’s time for a massive shift. A massive transformation. A massive leap to the next level of your life, income, & purpose.”
You asked me a question, are you unstoppable? Nope! It seems that ever since I started to make my switch from offline to online and pursue a career in social marketing, I’ve had several walls thrown in front of me. So far, I’m on the fourth. It’s almost humorous.
So I got over the last three, then this past Sunday, the next one came. I live in Oakhurst, California and we had a bad snowstorm that caused quite a bit of damage in our town. Almost 4000 households still don’t have power just in our town not to mention the surrounding areas. We (my family) haven’t had power for since the storm so it’s been 5 days without electricity. No television (not a big loss), no lights, no heat, no computer, no internet (that’s a problem). The transistor of the telephone pole is down and it’s going to be awhile until I have my internet going again. We are in the mountains and there are hundreds of trees down and tangled cable wires everywhere. It’s really strange.
Since Sunday, I’ve been going to the library every day for the wonderful 1 hour they let you have with blocked social sites, which doesn’t do me any good. Then I go into town and pay for access on a computer. I have a smart phone, but the amount of work needed to be done is limited. I’ve been scrambling to get everything done as much as possible. It definitely has slowed me down a bit, but no way, no how will it stop me from going forward. It’s a pain, but I just think, “At least we’re not in Japan!”
I finally got the brilliant idea to ask the high school if I can use one of their computers and they said no problem. Everyone is helping each other out. We are not in a big city so it probably sounds weird about getting access, but I’m doing my best. Rumor has it that some people will get their power back on Friday, but they flag their predictions as “a maximum wait of 2 weeks.” So I might have to head my tail down the hill to get a lap top so I can spend my time at Starbucks using their WiFi access…haha
It’s so easy to take things for granted. We have water, because we aren’t on a well, but we had to move food out the refrigerator and we have wood for heating, and alternative means of eating with no way to cook.
I’m not complaining, I’m just Unstoppable 🙂
Looking forward to meeting you in May!
This one is in response to Lloyd Dobsons blog, “How To Build Confidence and Destroy Fear.” http://www.unlimitedwealthbuilder.blogspot.com
Self esteem can be a major determiner of success or failure. It is a challenge for people to overcome a negative perspective of themselves. In this article, one thing you discussed is what causes poor self-esteem.
As a parent, I always realized that a child’s first five years are important and impressionable and I was always aware of the importance of “preserving” their self-esteem. As parents, we worked very hard to expose our children to many positive experiences so they would grow up with a healthy positive perspective of themselves.
I’m the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. They are 5 years apart in age, at this time, my youngest is 17, and my oldest is 22. Both girls were raised by two loving parents under basically the same circumstances and both agree that they had a great childhoods.
One has a very healthy attitude about her being and who she is. The other, as beautiful as she is, somehow doesn’t see herself as talented and beautiful as others see her. Why? From my experience, I believe that self esteem is partially formed by their environment or some circumstance that occurred during childhood, but I also think that it is in our DNA. It seems to me that personality is also a factor.
As we mature, we continue to face all of kinds of experiences which could be a threat to the way we view our persona. I always focused on the first 5 years, but the truth is we evolve and change as we journey through our lives.
We as humans have quite a bit of issues to sort out. If we are challenged with a poor self-esteem however it came about, it is definitely difficult, yet possible to overcome. Reading self-improvement books helps, but my advise is to surround yourself with wonderful, positive people.