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May 22, 2005

What Role Do You Play

I was day dreaming the other day about things I have accomplished over my 45 years on this earth. It was my birthday last week and 45 seemed like quite a milestone to me. In my life I have been cast in so many roles; a husband twice, a father once, a son, a brother, a CEO, a cog in the corporate machine and a plethora of other roles.

I rolled through all the lives I have touched and whose lives touched mine. I was unconsciously taking an inventory of years gone by and by doing so I made a commitment to have the highest positive impact on those lives I touch in the future.

We all touch other peoples lives. Today we can think about how we impact those around us and what we leave behind as our life's calling card. Maybe today we can make that call to an estranged family member, tell our children we love them and that we are proud of them, feed a stranger that is down on their luck and hungry and perhaps show a little compassion to every person we come in contact with today.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.

Your Belief Becomes Your Reality
by: Brian Tracy

The Determinant of Your Success
Perhaps the most powerful single factor in your financial success is your beliefs about yourself and money. We call this the Law of Belief. It says simply this: Whatever you believe, with feeling, becomes your reality. Whatever you intensely believe becomes your reality. That we have a tendency to block out any information coming in to us that is inconsistent with our reality.

What Successful People Believe
What we've discovered is that successful people absolutely believe that they have the ability to succeed. And they will not entertain, think about, or talk about the possibilities that they'll fail. They do not even consider the possibility of failure.

Positive Thinking Versus Positive Knowing
You always act in a matter consistent with your beliefs. The most important belief system you can build is a prosperity consciousness where you absolutely believe that you are going achieve your financial goals. We call this positive knowing versus positive thinking. Positive thinking can sometimes be wishing or hoping. But positive knowing is when you absolutely know that no matter what, you will be successful.

The Foundation of Willpower
Another principle related to your beliefs is willpower. We know that willpower is essential to any success. Willpower is based on confidence. It's based on conviction. It's based on faith. It's based on your belief in your ability to triumph over all obstacles. And you can develop willpower by persistence, by working on your goals, by reading the biographies of successful people, by listening to audio programs, by reading books about people who've achieved success. The more information you take into your mind consistent with success, the more likely it is that you will develop the willpower to push you through the obstacles and difficulties you will experience.

Beat The Odds on Success
Remember that success is rare. Only one person in one hundred becomes wealthy in the course of a lifetime. Only five percent achieve financial independence. That means that the odds against you are 19-to-1. The only way that you're going to achieve your financial goals is if you get really serious. To succeed, you must get serious. You must get busy. You must get active. You must get going. Remember, everything counts.

Resolve To Achieve Greatly
Self-mastery, self-control, self-discipline are essential for anyone who wants to achieve greatly. And control over your thoughts is the hardest exercise in self-mastery that you will ever engage in. See if you can talk and think about only what you desire and not talk or think about anything that you don't want for 24 hours. Then you'll see what you're really made of. It's a hard thing to do but with practice, you can reach the point where you are thinking about your goals and desires most of the time. Then, your whole life will change for the better.

Action Exercises
Here are two things you can do to build a belief system consistent with the financial success you desire:

First, continually repeat to yourself the words, pictures and thoughts consistent with your dreams and goals. Whatever you repeat often enough, over and over, becomes a new belief.

Second, set a goal for yourself to think and talk only about the things that you want for the next 24 hours. This will be one of the hardest things you ever do. But if you can keep your mind on what you want and off of what you don't want for 24 hours, you can begin to change your entire future.

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Make Your Commitment To A New Body This Summer Stick
6 good pieces of advice

“There are lots of ways to be physically active and it all counts.”

At the beginning of each Summer, there's always plenty of advice available to help you get a workout started, re-started or lifted to a new level. But you don't just want advice. You want good advice. The following from Jason Dudley, Wellness Director for Park Cities YMCA, in Dallas, TX, are certified effective.

1. "Always remember that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Newton was right all along - inertia is tough to overcome for any object, most especially a human body. You get into a groove to exercise, both physically and psychologically, and the momentum can be so strong and so effective."

2. "After you exercise, take a few minutes and close your eyes, and really think about how good your body feels, how clear your mind is of stress and confusion. You may not like the time when you're exercising, although hopefully you will learn to enjoy it, but that after-exercise buzz always feels great."

3. "Don't overlook the physical activity you get in your everyday active life, like doing housework, gardening, walking the dog, or playing with the kids. There are lots of ways to be physically active and it all counts, so you may be exercising more than you give yourself credit for."

4. "Think of it this way: There are 168 hours in every week. If you exercise for just four of those you'll feel really good and accomplished the other 164. It's really just a small investment, isn't it?"

5. "There is no inherently bad food on the planet - it's often a question of how much you're eating. I don't like the word 'diet,' which is often about denial and the elimination of food. Instead, sit down with a registered dietician and get your eating patterns analyzed. Just as you should start an exercise routine and gradually increase the intensity, so you should gradually introduce a healthier pattern of eating."

6. Drink a lot of water. What I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon or 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cranberry juice to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder . Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored. Click here to order stevia powder.

Feeling Safe

“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.…”

-- Dinah Mulock

We cherish our best friends and our special communities because we feel safe to be vulnerable when we’re in their embrace. And yet I have discovered that as long as I identify with my self-image, with my ego, there’s no safety possible anywhere. When the ego is on watch, even a dear friend’s truth may trigger reactions like anxiety, self-criticism and fear.

The only true safety exists in living the truth of our soul, our essence.

“Open your body and your mind to the subtler levels of experience, letting go of your attempt to control, to be right, not worrying about appearances, not trying to be safe.”

-- Stephen Levine

All Natural Sugar Free Peppermint Patties
Makes approximately 12 servings

4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter
2 tb sp.Steviva Blend
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Cooking spray

Mix ingredients thoroughly with fork.
Place in 8" pan sprayed with Pam.
Cut in 2" squares.
Coat with sugar free chocolate.
Keep in freezer.


Chocolate Coating:

1 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 Tb sp butter, room temperature
1 Tb sp cream, room temperature
1 Tb sp Steviva Blend
3 drops vanilla extract
3 drops maple extract

Melt chocolate in microwave.
Stir in other ingredients.
Coat Frozen Peppermint Patties

Carbohydrates per Serving: 0.49 - Carbohydrates per Serving minus Fiber: 0.21

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