Thursday, October 24, 2013

The War you Fight (with yourself) to 'Turn Pro' Book Review

“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writer’s don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is the sitting down to write.” –Steve Pressfield

How many times have you fought a battle with yourself to make the time and put the effort forth to accomplish what’s really, truly important? If you’re like me, you know these struggles. There’s battle between good intentions and the need just to rest because you feel overworked. There’s the battle between carving out space to pursue your passions and the time sucking tasks that cut into the time you supposedly earmarked. Worst of all, there’s the battle between the should-of's, the have-to’s, and the want-to’s.

Steve Pressfield, author of The War of Art calls these ongoing struggles by one name-RESISTANCE. The quote above actually ends with this:

            “What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.” 

Pressfield presents the concept of resistance as an intangible “force” that blocks the path between what we are presently doing and what we really want or should be doing in the bigger picture of our lives. He believes Resistance prevents people from ‘turning pro’, a state of accomplishment that he covers in detail in his subsequent book of the same title. Here’s another comment from Pressfield:

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between them stands Resistance.”

I recently came across the two books and immediately devoured the content. Fortunately, they are a scant 150 pages each containing quick-read vignettes that inspire and motivate. Pressfield’s works are a strong call to action for anyone who discovers them. He discusses his own struggle with Resistance and talks about how he overcame it to accomplish his aims at becoming an author.

If you are seeking to create something-whether its art, a book, a phenomenal program at work or a strong family life, Pressfield’s books are a genuine guide to uncovering the core of your resistance. Take a look and let us know how these influence you and your aims for success.

To You & Your Prosperity,

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Can Anyone be an Entrepreneur?

Can Anyone be an Entrepreneur?
Just like anything else in life, you have to give it your proverbial "all" in order to accomplish anything. Often, you must step out of your comfort zone, follow your heart, and dive head first into what you're passionate about.

In March, I have the opportunity to speak at the Permaculture Voices Conference held in Temecula, California. I'm really looking forward to this event where I know a variety of perspectives on agricultural production will be shared. It's shaping up to be a unique platform- also speaking will be well-known writer, Michael Pollan. Speakers will come to that meeting with view points that will both compliment and contrast and I believe it will be a powerful opportunity to further the discourse about food.  

Click on the photo below to listen in on my podcast with Permaculture Voices' event manager, Diego Footer.  We talk about entrepreneurship, and a little about how I came to be where I am today, in particular about the way I encourage would-be entrepreneurs to pursue their goals in business.  

Speaking of business, if learning about grant strategy or if better understanding the REAP grant in particular fits your business development needs, sign up for one of our two classes!  On October 24 & October 25 we will be teaching YOU some of the basics and some of our special secrets! Taken right from my forthcoming book, Find Grant Funding Now! we'll cover all the steps to winning grants. 

To Your Prosperity, 


Also, if you haven't already, you should sign up for one of my two remaining grant courses I'm offering October 24 and 25, 2013 in Indianapolis. Check out my website: to learn all the details & Register!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's that time again! You guessed it, this week's MWM is out and ready for you to listen/read and become motivated to get through the rest of your work week!

Click on the image and it will take you to our MWM newsletter!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Quick Update

Good Afternoon!

It's been crazy-busy here getting ready for Grant Training Courses in October. What's that? You didn't know we taught Grant Training Courses? Well, we sure do! In fact our next classes are October 22-25, 2013. If you're interested click on on the flyer below and sign-up today!

All the best,
Jen, Project Manager

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"A Goal Is A Dream With A Deadline" - Napoleon Hill

I couldn't have said it better myself. These past couple of weeks have been as much about goal setting as they have been about delivering on a timeline. Strategies have been created and set-in place for the launch of our Social Media scene, classes have been designed and are now ready to be filled for our 2013 Grant Training Courses October 22-25, newsletters have been written and published and grants have been drafted.

As the leaves change on the outside of our office, Sarah and I have been busy making and adjusting to the changes on the inside. From our Social Media platform,we're both excited to see where this road will take us. We're visible on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and, well, we're here too! We've a couple other twists up our sleeve, but you'll find out all about those toward the middle of the Holiday Season.

As the seasons continue to shift, as the air becomes crisp, and the as the leaves crunch under your feet, remember that change is inevitable. It's what propels us forward and opens the doors to endless possibilities. It's all a matter of how you greet it. I am eager to continue heading down the road alongside Prosperity Consulting,LLC and embrace each and every opportunity as it presents itself.

Just remember, "patience,persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success (N. Hill d.1970)."

What changes have you been facing these past couple of weeks?

All the best,
Project Manager Jen