A note from email@example.com for Wednesday December 9, 2009
Happy day everyone and welcome to the midweek point of this amazing week.
I was chatting yesterday with a new friend here in The Okanagan Valley who has recently subscribed to The Daily Reader. She shared with me something that just knocked my socks off. Since she subscribed she has taken the time to read every single posting on the blog. Wowee, now that's a commitment.
Interestingly though, she also shared that while she doesn't entirely see eye-to-eye with all of our contributors, she classified them all as the folks that say "YES" to all of life, and to the Universe.
That got me back into the files to bring forth an offering where a brand new contributor loudly proclaims...
by Beate Chelette
~ Beate Chelette
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
To sum it up, I am a Woman Who Wants It All - and I firmly believe that I can get it, too. Nobody can tell me otherwise. "It is not possible!" How many times have I heard that! "You can't have it all. It can't be done, it's been tried before and did not work." The list of limitations goes on endlessly. Thank God I did not listen to them. I have a great daughter, am in a wonderful relationship, and love what I do. I am the American Dream.
Every movement, every idea, starts with one person. If someone did not think a different thought and act upon it, nothing would have changed, ever. Keep this in mind as you embark on your daily routines: maybe it is time to change one thing today so you can have a different outcome in your routine. Start by changing the way you think! For every person who does not get that job, someone else does - that needs to be you. For every person who loses money in this market, someone else makes it - that needs to be you. For every person who wants to make the team, someone else is playing on the field...and that needs to be you, too. Be the upper, not the downer. Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you are right.
I admit that it is very difficult at times. It can be discouraging if you are stuck in a bad situation or have a few tough issues piling up on you. There you are, you can't think positively, it is just too much! You are exhausted, battered and bruised and ready to just give in.
This is an experience that most successful people relate to. Even icon Donald Trump was out and declared finished, and yet he came back victorious. I certainly know what adversity is, what it takes to catch up from way behind the starting line. So what is it that sets victory and defeat apart? It is your ability to stay the course and finish what you came to do, no matter what. If it was so easy, everyone could do it, right? The principles of success are easy enough...but the path to follow them is not. Yet you have to stay the course.
The concept of ego-RHYTHM says that your life has a rhythm, that you will have good times and bad times. There is no guarantee how long the good or the bad stuff lasts; you only need to know that you will continue to come out OK at the end.
Make a want-it-all list. Write down what it is that you want, in detail, and look at your list often. Make check marks on the items on that list that you already have achieved, present and past. Look and see and understand how much you have already mastered, and be proud of that. As you still have a path ahead of you, you will probably mark off quite a few of the other items. Some ego-RHYTHMs come around more than once.
Apply the method of K.A.R.L. to your life - know who you are and which ego-RHYTHM you are in. Accept that where you are is a result of the choices you made, and don't judge it as bad or good; it simply is. Relax, because your life will continue to change - and so you might as well start to live in the now. Be present here and today.
Finally: Don't worry about whether you get enough out of life but about whether you give enough to those around you. That is how you will be remembered - by your contributions and how you made others feel.
Much love and good luck.
BeateBeate Chelette is a single mom, entrepreneur and most recently a self-made multi-millionaire. Her career in the creative industry with emphasis on photography spans over 25 years. She holds a degree in photography and was the youngest photo editor for Elle Magazine in her native Germany. Beate immigrated to the USA in 1989.
She lives in Los Angeles and consults and speaks of Entrepreneurship, Success and Women Who Want It All. Beate is currently writing a book and developed her breakthrough method ego-RHYTHM to challenge and help women to wanting it all and getting it, too. Get know her at: