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‎”The road to abundance is a happy one. If you’re not laughing pull the hell over…” -RW


Many years ago I was sitting in the back of a Greyhound bus on my way to Richmond, Virginia, to visit a friend.  At that point in my life, I was jobless as well as careless and felt that I’d pretty much lost everything.  All I had at that point was a copy of Norman Vincent Peale’s book “The Power of Positive Thinking”.  While reading the book I started to realize my thoughts were negative, needy and unfocused.  Most days they were, “Why isn’t this happening for me” or “I don’t have enough” and “Why does everybody else have more?”  My driver’s license said Rick, but it should have said VICTIM. It was everybody else’s fault.  It was my location.  It was my girlfriend.  It was my job.  It was my boss.  It was my cat (I’m so glad I got rid of that cat).  Reading the book helped me to see that my thoughts were the foundation of my life.  If my life sucked it was because I fundamentally believed it did.  If I said to myself, “I’m never going to find the right person,” that’s exactly what would happen.  Why am I always so bored?

The next day my car broke down.  I thought I was acknowledging reality, but it never occurred to me that I was creating that reality.  Slowly I started to turn my thoughts to ones of aspiration, abundance and joy.  As corny as this may sound I had to learn that happiness is the soil of any abundance garden and that I had to be happy before I could grow abundance, prosperity and joy. Not to mention it put me in a much better  mood.  Another lesson I had to learn was to allow others in my life to be as unhappy and nasty as they needed to be.  I didn’t have to participate with that bad behavior.  That didn’t mean I woke up in a good mood all of the time or that I didn’t ever get angry at myself.  But I committed to memory that in that moment maybe I needed to listen to a great song or watch a funny Youtube clip.  Whatever it would take to turn my attitude around is what I did.  Doing it on my own wasn’t going to work either. 

I decided to surround myself with people I wanted to emulate and that were happy with their lives.  Then I’d quite simply ask them how they did it.  People that are experiencing joy and abundance are usually very happy to share their story with you!  Many of them taught me to focus on how to do something instead of finding ways not to. My words had real power.  I have never forgotten that.   My old vocabulary consisted of words like can’t, don’t know and scared.  I have new words.  Will, show me the way and passion.

The true power of positive thinking has brought me to a place that, at one time, I thought I’d never get to.   G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E.  I am now grateful for it all – my mistakes, financial woes, and everything that brought me to this point.

From gratitude grows passion and with passion you can do ANYTHING!

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Five long days and I’m tired of working
I’m going to see my boss today
In fifteen minutes I’ll be on the train
‘Cause I just got my pay

Now I could take and sock away my dough
And make me six percent a year
But it’s not much fun to wait around for that
When I can spend it while it’s here

“Just Got My Pay” – The Beach Boys

I had a great conversation with Angela Yasulitis and Dr. Nikki Pellas the brains behind Styrve Lifecoaching. These two women have become an incredible resource for networking and creating abundance in all areas of life. Angie has a great philosphy for creating more abundance and decreasing financial stress. I think these tips are practical and are part of a great foundation in personal finances. Once again Angie you’ve given me a lot to think about!

The economy has clearly taken a turn for the worse.  I am sure many of you think that is an understatment.  My question for you is, “what have you done about it?” In a study done in the 90’s over 85% of Americans suffering from anxiety and depression admitted that the anxiety they were feeling came mainly from financial stress. This stress carried over into the workplace in the form of absenteeism and low productivity.  With that in mind, at strYve, we believe those figures are even higher today.  It is time that every family and every company implements a Financial Wellness Program as part of their overall Wellness Campaign.
It is important to know that being a Financial Wellness Coach or expert is NOT the same as being a Financial Planner.  Financial Wellness is creating a plan that will get you through the hard economic times.  That same plan will help you prosper during the up times.  It may include working with a trusted Financial Advisor – but that is only one component.
Strong Financial Well Being Programs include the following components:
1.) Do you have a Household Budget? If so – do you track it and use it – making changes based upon your current economic status. In other words, many families say they have a budget – but they do NOT update it weekly – nor do they allow it to impact financial decisions.  If your budget says you can not afford an item – you should NOT buy it.
2) Do you have a plan for saving money RIGHT NOW? This plan can include anything and everything from putting energy savings light bulbs throughout your house, cutting coupons, taking your own coffee in the AM, packing your lunch, and shopping at discount stores.   This savings plan can greatly impact your future.  Many households, taking this serously can come up with $300-$500 extra dollars each month.  That money can and should be part of your savings plan and for many can create an emergency fund that is so needed in today’s economy.
3) Do you know your Net Worth? Even if it is not what you want it to be – you should know it.  You should have a feel for what you own outright with equity and what you have coming in – versus what you have going out.   Knowledge is power and it will not get any better without taking the first step to acknowledge where you are.  Once you do that – you can create a plan for where you are going.
4) Do you know your Credit Score? It is imperative that you know your credit score.  You may have mistakes on your report.  In addition, it can give you insight into past mistakes – so you do not make the same mistakes again.   Once again, it is part of the path…part of being better.
5) Don’t Rely on More Credit. If you can help it – try to address your financial issues by changing your household budget and your lifestyle.  I know it may not be fun, but if you use #1 and #2 to address these issues – you can avoid borrowing money to get through the tough times. This is a big contributor to our current financial crises.  Getting more money is often too easy.
6) Make sure you trust your Financial Advisor and know what he/she is doing for you. Ask about their education, years in the business, designations, professional affiliations, and their belief about what to do with your money during hard economic times.  Make sure they are asking you questions – instead of telling you what to do.  A trusted advisor should always know your current situation and where you want to be in 5 years, 10 years, at retirement.   Don’t wait until you have money to seek out an advisor.  I talk to so many people who tell me they never consulted anyone because they didn’t have enough to put away.  I say it is your right to put away something – $100/month, $50/month – get something started. And if that is not enough money for the advisor you are speaking to – they are not the right person for you.
Just like your own health and fitness – you are in control of your Financial Well Being.   Start today – by putting yourself on a 90 Day Financial Well Being Program – you may be surprised that knowledge is power.
strYve recommended reading – The Millionaire Next Door – by Thomas Stanley and William Danko.

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So everybody, grab
Your baggies and bikinis
Cause it’s only just begun
We’re gonna have a ball
Until the fall now
Cause summer means fun –Bruce and Terry


The cover of the New York magazine June 28th,2008. Johnny and Barry just chillin’ at the beach! Sorry, Obama Girl those aren’t Barack’s abs. (But those might be John’s).

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I’ve worked  with these powerful women . They bring new life to the word “intention”.

http://www.stryvelifecoaching.com

Angie Yasulitis & Tracey Luckett join Ken Blanchard
& Stephen Covey
in an upcoming release of
Roadmap to Success
America’s Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business Strategies


How do busy people become successful? Insight Publishing is pleased to present Angie Yasulitis, Tracey Luckett, Ken Blanchard & Stephen Covey in an exceptional compilation of resourceful people who will tell you how they learned how to be successful. They will share with you their secrets and reveal some remarkable insights on how to set goals in life and how to accomplish those goals.

StrYve Empowerment Tools™ owned by Tracey Luckett and Angie Yasulitis is an empowerment and wellness organization following the formula for Life is a FEAST™. The Life is a FEAST™ concept is based on 25 combined years of research working with individuals in training and recruiting in the weight loss industry, marketing, and insurance industry – with exclusive insight into the personal fitness training industry.

 

Life is a FEAST™ stands for these 5 key areas of a balanced life:

  • Financial Well being
  • Exercise/Nutrition
  • Attitude
  • Spirit and Soul
  • Time for Self Development
Stryve™ ‘s key services are:
Individualized Corporate Wellness Programs
     Corporate Wellness includes: but not limited to:
 

 

 

bullet Life Assessment and Health Assessment of each employee
 
bullet Personalized Plan development based on those assessments
 
bullet Executive – (yet anonymous) feedback to your management team to protect the confidentiality of your employees, yet give you insight into areas for improvement
 
bullet Kick off with a wellness fair and in-person fitness assessments and life coaching meetings
 
bullet Development of professional alliances in your community with businesses in all of the above areas
 
bullet Online and Tele-class coaching
 
bullet On site at least one time per quarter (more by design)
 
bullet 90 day Rewards challenges
 
bullet Study Groups designed around your employees
 
bullet Growth by giving
 
bullet And more

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I’ve worked  with these powerful women . They bring new life to the word “intention”.

http://www.stryvelifecoaching.com

Angie Yasulitis & Tracey Luckett join Ken Blanchard
& Stephen Covey
in an upcoming release of
Roadmap to Success
America’s Top Intellectual Minds Map Out Successful Business Strategies


How do busy people become successful? Insight Publishing is pleased to present Angie Yasulitis, Tracey Luckett, Ken Blanchard & Stephen Covey in an exceptional compilation of resourceful people who will tell you how they learned how to be successful. They will share with you their secrets and reveal some remarkable insights on how to set goals in life and how to accomplish those goals.

StrYve Empowerment Tools™ owned by Tracey Luckett and Angie Yasulitis is an empowerment and wellness organization following the formula for Life is a FEAST™. The Life is a FEAST™ concept is based on 25 combined years of research working with individuals in training and recruiting in the weight loss industry, marketing, and insurance industry – with exclusive insight into the personal fitness training industry.

 

Life is a FEAST™ stands for these 5 key areas of a balanced life:

  • Financial Well being
  • Exercise/Nutrition
  • Attitude
  • Spirit and Soul
  • Time for Self Development
Stryve™ ‘s key services are:
Individualized Corporate Wellness Programs
     Corporate Wellness includes: but not limited to:
 

 

 

bullet Life Assessment and Health Assessment of each employee
 
bullet Personalized Plan development based on those assessments
 
bullet Executive – (yet anonymous) feedback to your management team to protect the confidentiality of your employees, yet give you insight into areas for improvement
 
bullet Kick off with a wellness fair and in-person fitness assessments and life coaching meetings
 
bullet Development of professional alliances in your community with businesses in all of the above areas
 
bullet Online and Tele-class coaching
 
bullet On site at least one time per quarter (more by design)
 
bullet 90 day Rewards challenges
 
bullet Study Groups designed around your employees
 
bullet Growth by giving
 
bullet And more

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Tempe , AZ – Rick Wood, nationally recognized psychic medium and life coach, will be available for appointments starting January 24  at his new location on 60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900, in Tempe.

Wood has been offering his services, which include life coaching, individual and couples counseling, and mediumship, as well as traditional psychic readings, for over 10 years. He offers his services in a relaxed, non-intimidating environment, without a crystal ball, smoke, or traditional tarot cards.

“I found Rick’s insight into my personal and professional lives amazing. My meeting with him has given me the guidance I needed to get my life back on track professionally and has provided me personally with a greater sense of peace,” stated client Laura Wurzer. “I plan to meet with him again to continue my growth in both of those areas.”

In addition to his office appointments, he will be available for in-home meetings and parties. The rate for an in-office appointment is $125/hour for each person. To schedule an appointment, please call 484-459-5489.

For more information, please visit his website at http://www.rickywood.net.

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