Category Archives: A BETTER LIFE

Happy New Year 2017

Another year behind us and a new one lies infront of us.  I love new beginnings.  A new year brings us just that.

A chance to wipe the slate clean, pick ourselves up, moving forward into a bright new future.

I’m going to breakdown the meaning of all three words.

Happy

According to Google happy is a feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. 

How does one show a feeling?  A smile, a post with happy faces, babies, puppies, kittens a favorite teams win.  

When someone says; ” I just want you to be happy” what are they really saying?   Can we be happy without smiling, posting positve and uplifting sayings on social media?

I’ve learned to be content with my life just the way it is.  I may not have big fancy houses, top of the make in motor vehicles and all the material things that people associate with “happiness”.  What I do have is a loving husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends.  That makes me rich in happiness.

New

New is defined by Google dictonary as not exsiting before; made; introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.

Every day brings a new beginning. It is up to us to make it count.

Year

Merriam Webster defines year as

a :  the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sunb :  the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the skyc :  the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun <two Mercury years>

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. -Plutarch


How will you use this year to your advantage? 

I wish you all a healthy, positive, prosperious 2017!

As always…..

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera



Damaging Self Talk 

There is power in the tounge! 

 Think about that statement for just a moment.  

Proverbs 15:1

 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Now that the United States of America’s election is over I’ve heard and seen more anger and hatred that ever before.   What is the point of it all?Running ones mouth, speaking of hate and violence is not what America was founded upon.  

Martin Luther King Jr

was one of the most outspoken and influential people of his time .   Are we as a nation forgetting the most important message he shared with the world ?  

His speeches were not those of “go riot into the streets because you don’t like the outcome of a vote, go forth and beat each other up because you have different values and beliefs “


Oh I’m sure we have all heard or read his “I Have A Dream” speech.  In The 60’s he was ridiculed by his peers for things he said and made fun of.  It was the power of his words that began to change his life and the lives of those that followed him.

The I Have I Dream speech was his most famous; however there were other quotes which are fitting for today’s times.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr


These are just a few.

Damaging Words

You have power in your words. 

The words we speak bring love, hate, healing, irreparable damage, illnesses, unforgiveness, and forgiveness.

When was the last time you yourself made a positive statement about yourself ?   

Do you tell yourself these things everyday ?   

I am strong ! I am beautiful! 

I show love and receive love!

When we confess positive statements out of our mouth they come to pass.  We may not see them come to forwichen right away.  Years, months or days later we start to believe what we say.  We stand a little taller, push our chest out a little more and walk with confidence knowing we are speaking positive things into the universe, which will come back to us.

Affirmations

Affirmations are one way to train your mind into positive thinking while speaking them out loud . 

I found a great little gem on my Google search.  

What Are Positive Affirmations

Great ideas for you to get started with improving your self talk.

Will you agree to join me in this pledge?  If so please comment I pledge below and feel free to copy this image and share it . 

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

What Do You Mean It’s Thanksgiving

Every year in the United States of America we have this little holiday called Thanksgiving.  

It’s supposed to be a time of reflection, gathering together with family and friends to be grateful for what one has.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the  Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cartoon.  Watch Charlie Browns Thanksgiving here.
I always loved Charlie Brown and his friends as they try to have a traditional thanksgiving dinner . 

Snoopy does all the cooking.  While Woodstock attempts to assist with the preparations . 

Charlie Brown of course is stuck in his usuall rut of aggravation, undecissiveness that goes along within his little part of life.

His best friend Linus always maintains a positive attitude no matter what is going on.  I loved this cartoon growing up because it shows us that holidays don’t have to be in the normal ways.

Every nationality can come together with one mind.  The mind of thankfulness .  

 What does the word thankful mean?  According to Dictionary.com it is a 

feeling or expressing gratitude;

appreciative.

Can Charlie Brown find the things to be grateful for?  I’m not going to spoil it for you just in case you’ve never seen this episode.

Really there are people out there in this great big world that have never seen or heard of Charlie Brown . 

The one thing I will tell you is see that kid at the head of the table? That is Linus.  The positive influence in Charlie’s life.  Always had the one thing to say that make a person think . 

Thankfull

Things I’m thankful for are 

1. YOU – without anyone reading my articles my words would just sit here taking up space never to be seen or shared.

2. God – Okay I know what your thinking .   Why, What. Without my belief in God I don’t know where I’d be today . 

3.  My Husband and Family – I love my family .  They make this journey through life exciting.

4. Friends – We all have friends.  I have a few special ones that help to keep me somewhat level.

Lastly

Charlie Brown of course ! 

May you have a special Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Please leave a comment on two things your thankful for.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

3 Reasons Why Using Your Products Increase Your Bottom Line

Michael Hyatt says it best

We’re not being selfless when we avoid promoting our product. We’re just undercutting our own mission and creating an opportunity for someone else to take our place.

 As I connect with other network marketer’s I’ve found it more common that people are shy about using and sharing the products they endorse.

1. Belief In Yourself  Do you believe in yourself?   Do you know that you have the abilities to promote your company?

Most people will fail in network marketing because of doubt.  We must believe in our own abilities to sell whatever products people are looking for.

2. Developing Leadership Using and promoting your companies products helps you develope leadership skills.

Promoting and selling helps us to develop leadership skills.  As we communicate with other’s we are honing those skills needed to become a leader.  Look at the top ten sellers in your company.   How did they get where they Are?  They started at the bottom, learning, sharing and now finally the leaders they were destined to be.

3. Promoting Equals Money aren’t you into having a better life?  Why are you a network marketer? What made you believe in this opportunity? 

If we’re excited about something we share it with others.  A new resturant, new food,  new places and products.   Think about this most start up companies happened because one or two people got excited enough to tell one or two more and so on.

Did that make them crazy? No it means they were inspired, intrigued and wanted to share.

Sharing your products with others is the only way to build confidence. If we don’t share then who will?

Don’t miss out on an opportunity because your nervous or scared.  Learn to overcome those feelings and go for it.

Are you struggling with something?  Leave me a note I will help if I can.
Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 


Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 3 (oops I missed a day)

I am not perfect just forgiven! 

I was so busy yesterday with the return of my husband home from the hospital I totally spaced out my day 3 of this challenge.

I was nominated by Sweta Ojha https://swetaojha.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/three-day-quote-challenge-day-1/ to participate in the three-day quote challenge.

Thank you for thinking of me Sweta Ojha.  Please stop by her blog site and check it out.

THE RULES SAY:

  • Pen down three quotes for three days
  • Nominate three blogs each day.  The nomination should not be repeated.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

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My prayer and hope for you my readers is that I will leave a footprint in your heart for the better.

My nominees are:

  1. http://www.paulaokeefe.net/
  2. http://notnowmomsbusy.com/
  3. http://words-encouragement.com/

These three blogger’s are fellow PAC memeber’s and they always have a positive message to share.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

 

Raise The Bar Of Your Posts With Pictures

I am a member and expert author on the PAC Community Blog.  This was my post for them.

From the Editor,

This is Alicia’s first published article on the PAC Community Blog! After many drafts we finally have a finished post. What’s important to note here is PAC helps new bloggers, as well as seasoned ones, to hone their blogging skills. Writing is a big one to master – if it ever is. It’s an ongoing skill that is constantly revisited and explored. PAC gives new bloggers, like Alicia, the opportunity to enhance their writing skills, experience as a blogger and what’s involved, and writing for the PAC Community Blog.  We all start somewhere and we only get better at what we do through experience. Congratulations Alicia!  We look forward to more posts from you!
Lesly Federici

A  picture is worth a thousand words …

We’ve all heard that saying before.  However, is it true when it comes to writing your blog?

Pictures tell stories …

Images bring a certain essence to what the writer is trying to convey to their readers.

Articles with images get 94% more views.  Visual stimulation grabs the reader’s attention and draws them into the article.  A large percentage of the brain is dedicated to visual processing.  When we see a picture we analyze it within a very short period of time, knowing the meaning and scenario within it immediately.

Five Reasons to Consider Using Pictures

  1. Pictures grab the reader’s attention and helps them commit to reading the content.
  2. Rests the eyes from reading.
  3. Gives your readers a memorable experience.
  4. Images communicate information to readers faster than words.
  5. Images add VALUE!  They add valuable SEO (search engine optimization) traffic to your site because the images displayed in search results relate to the images within your blog post.

 

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SEO  (Search Engine Optimization), is the process of generating traffic through keyword searches by people seeking a particular topic.

Images are easy to find and use. Using your own images are best because of copyright laws.  Obtaining images for your site gives that personal touch and flare to your website.

5 Sites For Picture Images

 Flickr  this site is owned by Yahoo.com. Flickr offers 1,000 GB of free photo storage.  They will help you automatically backup your entire collection.

PicsArt  allows you the ability to edit photos, share and store them.

Free images  provides over 2.4 billion pictures you can use (some you can use for a small fee.

 Public Domain  (PublicDomainPictures.net) is a repository for free public domain images. Download high quality – HD photos or upload your own. Make money from your hobby, gain popularity and improve your photographic and graphic skills.

Lastly you can always use Google Search Engine  . Just be careful as you search not to use copyrighted pictures without permission.

PicsArt is a great application to use for editing and adding quotes and your own signature to your images. It’s easy and convenient for you to use.

Some audiences prefer to view written content then visual images. Some audiences are interested in more visual images then written content, and that’s okay.

Both styles assist the reader in offering both quality and value. Work on improving your skills, and don’t be afraid to get help from an outside professional who can give your blog the extra sprucing up it lacks.  What is the goal that you’re trying to achieve with your audience?

There are many ways to engage with your readers. Images and writing – the most valuable type of content driving marketers to use.

Imagine  the photographs in your mind, then search for the right one which will add meaning to your article.  Colorful photographs such as red, yellow,  purple draw more attention to your readers eyes.

Be creative

Don’t be afraid to let your creativity flow in your posting and keep the images coming.

Alicia Osmera

Disbelief!

DISBELIEF

One word will kill the  chances of ever finding success in network marketing.

DISBELIEF!

Disbelief  is defined as  the 1. Inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real 2. Lack of faith in something. *Webster’s Dictionary

Doubting  in yourself is going to hold you back and take you down a long and winding road! This is one reason all of the top successful network marketers tell us to work on self improvement.  Work on a positive mindset, be around successful and positive  influences because they will give you the ability to produce the successful results you’re seeking.

For example someone has offered you an unbelievable opportunity.  Yet you have seen all of the documentation, seen videos, talked to other people in the business and yet you still disbelieve “this one of a kind opportunity” exists.

In the book –  Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement book there is a blurp about overcoming disbelief.   In this book he highlights three easy steps to obtain overcoming disbelief.

  1. Express a definite desire for the achievement of a purpose, and relate it to one or more of the basic human motives.
  2. Create a definite and specific plan for attaining that desire.
  3. Start acting on that plan, putting every conscious effort  behind it.

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Reading books like Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The Principles of Personal Achievement,  How To Think And Grow Rich will aid in developing the proper techniques and mindset to gain success.

The more we clear our minds from the negativity filters, the better we become with believing we have the ability to accomplish the goals that we have set aside.  Clear your mind of all negative thoughts of poverty, unsuccessfulness, fear, regrets, and take the necessary steps to build your faith level up where it needs to be to achieve the success you seek.

Gain The Advantage!

Follow

To follow someone or something is defined as:

★ to go or come after or behind (someone or something)

★ to go after or behind (someone) secretly and watch to find out what happens

★ to come after (something) in time or place or as part of a something

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We all follow something.  A belief in God, a higher power, other peoples blog sites, social media accounts, a mentor the list goes on.

There are quite a few apps out now that you can download to gain “instant” followers for your social media accounts.   I really looked over the Instagram app and I was about to download it, then I stopped and thought to myself; ” I don’t radomly follow other people’s accounts so why would I  want 300, 400, 500+ people followong following me at random”? 

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Think about what and whom you’re following on social media?
Do you follow the trends?  Are you just followingother following other people in social media just because you “downloaded ” an application that your friend told you about?

Are you selective in what and whom you’re following?  I choose who I want to follow and I follow them either because they share a same value, opinion, belief system or business that I am in. 

I would rather have others follow my social sites because they see a value in something that I write about than just following me because of an application that programs it for them.

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Gain The Advantage!