Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

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Imagine what it would be like to experience the feeling of gratefulness every day in your life.
Imagine 
“Your friends and family are the field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.” – Gibran Kahlil Gibran 
Imagine
waking up first thing in the morning and asking these powerful questions to yourself or someone you love.

What are you Grateful for that makes you Happy?
What are you Grateful for in your Health?
What are you Grateful for in your Wealth?
What are you Grateful for in your Life?
What are you Grateful for right Now?

As you are enjoying Thanksgiving Weekend with your friends and family members, take the time to ask the above questions.

Have a grateful holiday weekend.

Fred Shadian
ps. The above 5 Questions are from my book Energetic Questions “21 Day Challenge”.



Energetic Questions by Fred Shadian

Energetic Questions: Life’s Simple Answers

Energetic: Active transformation
Questions: To elicit information
Energetic Questions:
Active transformation to elicit information.

“This book can potentially guide you to answer your deepest,
inquisitive questions about life and the meaning of your life.”

Energetic Questions: Life’s Simple Answers.
Is also available of Amazon Kindle World Wide.

NatureRx

Nature Rx

We loved this funny video and thought you will have a good laugh.

Nature Rx, spoofs prescription drug commercials, while inspiring folks to explore and rediscover their love of the outdoors.
Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you.
Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason.

Behind the humor and parody of Nature Rx is good science.
Research shows that spending more time in nature improves your health, wellbeing, and leads to making better environmental decisions.

new years resolution

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution by Fred Shadian

A favorite saying of mine goes like this:
“The tragedy in life is not what we can’t do,
but what we don’t know we can do.”

What is one thing you have always wanted to do but you don’t because you fear you won’t succeed?
How will you ever know unless you go out there and test it out.

Every year I set a New Year’s Resolution to learn a new skill.
It could be learning how to play checkers at a mastery level, understanding HTML & WordPress, how to become a long distant runner, walking everyday, fly a kite, ride a bike, learn how to meditate, learn martial arts, how to play a musical instrument, eating healthier
and this year I want to learn how to play GOLF at a peak level.

We all have greatness within us and when we ignite that greatness, we awaken the fire within.
We are able to do and become greater than we ever thought we could.
The key is to remember that feeling, acknowledge it and utilize it for new skills you are about to learn.

So what is something you always wanted to learn or become?
Start right now by doing a quick Wikipedia search on the subject.

Whenever I decide to learn or master a new skill, I experience some challenging moments as I progress through the core fundamentals.
The JOY of learning slowly overpowers the frustration and procrastination of learning something new.
Gradually it becomes a daily habit and then it becomes a lifestyle.

Fred Shadian
p.s. I would love to hear, what is your New Year’s Resolutions.  Please make a comment.

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Plays where the puck is going to be.

As the world watches the Olympics Games in Vancouver, Canada

I want to share with you an idea and some thought provoking questions.

If you’ve ever watched or played any kind of sports like Curling, Football, Tennis, Lacrosse, Soccer, Badminton, Baseball or Hockey then you know the key to the game, just as it is in life, is to anticipate where the ball or the puck is going or will end up.

There are many plays in life that we make everyday.  Some work out the way we planned while others just do not work at all but the key to the game of life is just that. It’s a game to be played to the fullest, enjoyed with passion, appreciated for it’s beauty and, most importantly, to be grateful for the results we create.

The legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky said it best,

“A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”

In life, whether it’s business or a relationship, we need to anticipate how we wish to see it in the future while enjoying the present experience.

Take some time out to visualize and journal answers to these following questions:

What kind of a person will you be 1 to 5 years from now?

How healthy will you be in 1 to 5 years?

How Wealthy will you be 1 to 5 years?

What kind of a relationship will you be in 1 to 5 years from now?

What kind of house will you be living in 1 to 5 years from now?

What kind of vacations will you take 1 to 5 years from now?

Spend some time and create your present future.

FRED


Book Review: “Sociable, How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-down” by Shane Gibson & Stephen Jagger

Just got my hands on a copy of

“Sociable – How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-down”

by Shane Gibson & Stephen Jagger.

My first thought was Wow!!! Congratulations to Shane and Steve.

I have known Shane Gibson for the last 19 years as a Firewalking seminar participant, martial arts student and a dear friend as well as my social media mentor.

Massive research and due diligence has gone into the creation of “Sociable”.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Social Media tools such as blogging, Twitter, video blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook and much more you will find in this book.  It includes strategies and anecdotes on how to use these tools more effectively.

The book is jammed packed with steps and tips you can utilize immediately to enhance and increase your Social Media presence.

Below is a snap shot of the tips and ideas from the book that i have utilized to enhance and increase my Twitter following.

22 Types of Updates You Can Post on Twitter

1. Where you are physically located a given moment

2. A link to a picture of an event you are attending

3. A question about a business challenge

4. A question about a popular topic in the news

5. Share a link to your most recent blog entry

6. Share a tip on your area of expertise

7. Share a link to a breaking news story

8. Retweet someone else’s update that your followers would find useful

9. Answer someone else’s question

10. A link to a picture of a social outing

11. A link to a diagram that would explain a business process or idea

12. A link to an event you are promoting or that is happening in the community

13. A link to a community event of value

14. A link to a sale or business promotion that will save people money

15. Promote a person who just joined Twitter

16. Promote and thank some of your favorite people on Twitter

17. Thank someone who has linked to your blog or retweeted your updates

18. Upload a photo of a sunset or your natural surroundings

19. Praise someone for great content they have created

20. Review a restaurant, movie or business in 140 characters or less.

21. Share some of your favorite quotes

22. Share a link to a white paper or press release

please check out the below links:

Website: http://www.sociablebook.com/

To order “Sociable – How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-down” by Shane Gibson & Stephen Jagger

Have your self a phenomenal weekend and see you on Twiiter or Facebook.

FRED

Win + Win = Double Win by Fred Shadian

Win + Win = Double Win

It was over 20 years ago, when I opened my first martial arts school, that I truly began to understand  the role of owning and operating a small business.

When you enter the world of business you come to realize that a lot of business is based on greed and the bottom line mentality.  This, unfortunately, has contributed to the global financial melt down that we just experienced. The small companies that had a profit in 2009 utilize the win/win principles to create success.

These are some common sayings that are known to many cultures: “Friendship is friendship and business is business” “We only do business with friends” The first time someone said to me: “Friendship is friendship and business is business” I was truly upset by the statement and felt that this person was telling me that we weren’t friends and that we would never be friends and to watch out because I may be ripped off.   I smiled as I remembered a saying that I used to hear from my mother: “We only do business with friends.”   I thanked the person and moved on and decided from that day onwards I would only do business with my friends.

A friend is a person that I have met, or have yet to meet, who shares similar interests, beliefs and values.  Keep in mind another saying “A stranger is a friend you have not yet met.”

A common misconception about doing business with a friend or trusted advisor is that you are going to get something for nothing.  This is what I call a taker not a mutual giver. Whenever I do business with a friend I make certain that we both walk away with mutual respect for each other and our product or service.

Anybody that I do business with I treat as a friend or trusted advisor.  I have no business doing business with people I do not trust or that do not trust me.  Once you begin to create positive results in your business people will recommend you to their friends and families and you will have more work than you can handle.  The key is to ensure that you handle the workload successfully without losing the sale. I have seen too many people lose a sale because of being distracted or disorganized when meeting or contacting a potential customer that could become a raving fan.   Remember, what it comes down to is, we always do business with friends or organizations that we trust.

FRED

p.s. please check out the below link for my upcoming workshop

Vibrational Communication Experience –                                                            “Network Your Way to Personal & Professional Success” –   Saturday February 6th and Sunday February 7th, 2010 Vancouver, BC Canada