"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
~ Maya Angelou

February 22, 2012

Pro Bono Offer!

Hello to those that can hear me.  As I write with intention and purpose I hope this finds you all well!  I just finished up some social media/video outreach for Can You Hear Me?   I can now add web designer and video producer to the list of newly acquired skills.  By no means am I an expert, but I feel that I have mastered what I needed to in order to get the word out and that is progress, and there is nothing wrong with that...  Today I announced a Pro Bono offer to the market I am trying to reach.   I will come to them and share my story and the only thing that it will cost those that can hear me is their time.  If you are interested in this offer or you know any organizations (in the Greater Los Angeles area) who can benefit from this offer, you can find more information at http://www.canyouhearme.org/Contact-Us.html  or to see it in the video format you can watch it here http://youtu.be/0v0MInRzPxs

I am ready to share my story and look forward to all opportunities that will come my way.  I have written it, I have visualized it, and the only thing that remains is for me to be front and center and share it with those that can hear me.  I will keep you informed as I do, until then be strong out there, stand up and stay up!

February 16, 2012

Can You Hear Me?

Today is a good day!  I have been in the midst of some abundant outreach and am pleased to introduce the first generation Can You Hear Me? website:  http://www.canyouhearme.org/   This project is something that I have been invested into for the last several and I am pleased with the outcome.  It covers the areas that I feel are necessary in order to get the Can You Hear Me? mission out to those who can receive and benefit from the services we provide.  I am proud of the efforts and strides I have made in the process of this endeavor.  Being in business brings about many new and challenging influences, for me one major one was coming to embrace the world of communication today, social media.  I had to embrace the idea that being private in my personal world was different then being public in my new professional world.  At first, I saw myself resisting that idea, but then as I subscribe to doing, I stepped back, acknowledged what was causing and creating my suffering, and then I resolved it.  I was able to accept the challenge, realizing that I had so much to give and share with my new venture, I had to put it out there.  I could not be an active participant in creating a negative outcome, my own.  When I call  myself a "work in progress" this example defines just that!  When we change a negative behavior into a positive one, well then we are headed in the right direction...

I look forward to seeing where this takes me.  By no means am I thinking that now that I have a website, business will come rolling in.  No, if this was the case then everyone, wait a minute, no need to go in that direction, I am staying present, I'm in my moment, one that has me in a good place.  Now where was I? As I was saying I look forward to whatever comes my way, I expect more challenges and uncertainty and I will embrace these moments as best as I may, never losing sight of what truly matters in the grand scheme of the healthy life I am doing my best to live.  Today is good day!  Today I took one giant step forward and introduced my own vulnerability and story to the masses.  I am ready, so if you can hear me I am right here!  Until then as always be well to yourself, take every day as another opportunity to learn from it, so that tomorrow you can really live it!

February 9, 2012


Hello to those that can hear me!  I happened upon a new resource to help get our message out there.  Some of you may already be aware of  http://www.wordle.net/ but for those that are not Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with all those that can here you.  I created a "Wordle" using the Can You Hear Me? mission statement you can check it out here http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/4822532/Can_You_Hear_Me%3F and I will be keeping it on our home page at the top right as well. The great thing about this resource is you can enter single words, large paragraphs, and other kind of cool variations of text.

I am plugging away on my website, should be up and running by next week.  It has been a learning experience that has taught me much, and given me a new level of respect to all the web designers out there.  I look forward to getting our message out there and allowing our market further opportunities to see what Can You Hear Me? has to provide.  May this find you all well as you continue to move forward with intention and purpose, until then as always be strong, stand up, and stay up!

February 5, 2012

You Choose...

"You are a product of your environment.  So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment.  Are the things around you helping you towards success - or are they holding you back?"

Clement Stone 

Whether you see this to be true or not, it is as straight froward as this quote.  If you surround yourself with a positive environment, one that will support your goals and dreams unconditionally, you will be one step closer to reaching them.  The choice is ours, and with all that we can not control, there is plenty that we can!  May this new week ahead, and the environment that you find yourself a part of give all those that can hear me...

February 1, 2012

What They Call It

The hump day...  We all know its the day that's in the middle of the work week right?  As if it refers to our weekly "work" life as such a trying endeavor to deserve this connotation.  I'm not seeing it that way and will choose to just call it Wednesday!  We have an opportunity to be mindful of the expectations that our culture and others put out there.  If we believe that we will be humping through the day as if it is going to be filled with discomfort, challenge, and many other factors associated with this attached energy, then guess what?  IT WILL BE A HUMP DAY! Any day can be this way, so I encourage all those that can hear me to create your own day, a day that will eliminate barriers while embracing all that comes your way, no matter how negative it may appear!

So, I'm in the middle of finishing up one read (Influencer) and 4 chapters into another (Outliers), more info can be found on both books at the Shelfari site to the right.  The Influencer is laid out like a training text, one that shows the reader how to access the power to change anything through our vital behaviors, motivation and ability. I have found the information to be both informative and practical, demonstrated by many real life examples and practices. I have learned some great things that I will definitely store in my tool box, and I now have another reference to go to when needed.  Outliers on the other hand (from what I have read thus far) is a little different.  The content also uses real life examples but they are derived from one's (the author) observation, case study', scientific experiments, etc. that showcase the world of the Outliers, defined as those that are outside the normal structure, whose success is directly associated by the benefits received from opportunity, chance, hours of practice, and other factors that I have yet to read about.  One book is showing the reader how to be successful by changing the influences that are creating an outcome that is not desired, and the other book is showing what influences one's success.  I am immersed into two different learning examples, different in style and example, yet they are both teaching me, and showing the way towards another opportunity...

There is so much to learn out there, and wouldn't you know, its right there waiting for us.  This is what motivates and inspires me, enough so that I am going to continue to share with all those that can hear me.  Through my example, one that I know can benefit others, it is just another opportunity, as Maya Angelou so graciously states "when you get give, when you learn teach."  What I share may not register for everyone who reads the words, but as I have learned along the way if it reaches one, that's a good start , because that one may reach another, and then what...  There is no joke behind my passion to help others change for the better, I will keep planting the seed, one that is not motivated by fame or fortune, but the gifts one receives from being witness to a quality of life change for the better. I wish all those that can hear me a beautiful day, one that is filled with intention, purpose, and positive outcomes, one that you have created for yourself.  Until we meet again as always be strong, stand up, and stay up!