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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

End of the Year

Well, This year is pretty much over and I have so many plans for 2010. I realize that the economy is not rebounding yet, but I am. The future looks very bright for my family and friends. The show "Conversations" seems to be taking on a life of it's own and I am enjoying the process. In 2010, I will continue to bring the best in Independents Music, and personal interviews with Novelist, Poets and more. Go here to find out about the show. Here's where to find out about up coming guests: WDKK. Join us every Saturday evening from
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Of course, Internet Marketers Blogtalk Radio Show is well into it's second year, I can hardly believe it, and it has become a great resource to those who are investigating starting their own business and those who have already done so but still that little push to move forward. I have plans for Internet Marketers Network as well. I've been busy during 2009 and it will begin to pay off in 2010 and beyond. I have also teamed up with a business partner and we have BIG plans for 2010 as well but I'll have to tell you about that later, I will give you a hint. It involves the entertainment industry. God has answered prayers for me this year and I have a clear path 2010. I hope you can say the same. Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you and big wishes of prosperity for 2010 and into the future.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Last night was my second broadcast of Conversations on WDKK radio. It was a rewarding experience, but was not without it's problems. It appears that there is a problem with being able to hear my guests during the interview. I thought we had the problem fixed during the first interview of the evening but the volume on the guests responses withered away. This means that I have done 2 great shows but I have no record of them and this in and of itself sucks.
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That being said, the sound of my broadcast is crisp and clean, which is wonderful since I play a lot of music during the show. I love the drop in style of my show. I am meeting some wonderful people and lucrative contacts. God has led down the right path and there is much more to come. Join me every Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm est on WDKK Radio and you judge for yourself,

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My advice to you all is to never give up on your dreams. Keep a positive mindset and do at least one thing everyday that gets you closer to your goals. Keep the faith and have a prosperous week.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

God's Blessings...

God's Blessings never stop coming. I am so in awe of his mighty power. I just finished my last live broadcast at Blogtalk. I am so pleased with the outcome even though there were the still a couple of problems, a staple with blogtalk these days, but the show went well overall. My guest were Reggie Hargis - guitar and Jimmy Brown - Horns from Brick. It was truly and honor for me to be interviewing members from a group whose music I grew up listening to. Better still was them telling me that they want to work with me on something. Oh My God! I am well past excited. They are also going to work with GG and myself on our pet project which is educating people, in particular the youth on how to do their own copyrights, start their own publishing companies and their own record labels. I always wanted to be in the entertainment business so this is the closest I'm gonna get at this stage of the game. I am also looking forward to the start of my new Internet Radio show. CONVERSATIONS. I will be interviewing and promoting independent artists as well as some of the old school greats from time to time. I hope you will join us and become a loyal listener. Conversations will air every Saturday from 7pm - 9pm est. Of course Internet Marketers Network is continuing to grow, all praises to God. It is bigger and better than I ever imagined and it is getting better all the time. We have our own safe list to market t and are about to become part of an even bigger list. I am so pleased with all that is happening in my world and I pray the best for you and yours. Thanks to Reggie and Jimmy for gracing my show. Look to hear more from them on Conversations.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where Is This All Headed?

I'm not sure but I'm enjoying the ride. This is a beautiful morning. My weekend was calm, I got to spend time with my Grandkids yesterday. It was fun, but, they did wear me out. :-)
I got something going with my Business Partner we have some exciting things in the works! Things are moving ahead with my import/export business, there is so much to be done before I can get down to the business itself.
Everything is moving along nicely. I have big plans for the future. I am successful because I believe it to be so. God said and I claim it.
This is what we must do, Believe it, Claim it, make it happen.
Things are happening so fast that I'm dizzy with excitement. All my years of hard work is really beginning to pay off.
I have been producing some great shows lately, I had Dennis "Lucky" Taylor on and he was awesome. There was also the interview I did with Kamal Imani he and the cast from his movie In The Attic were so full of energy, I loved doing those shows and I have more on the horizon. On the 31st of this month I will be interviewing one of music's legends. I am sure if you know anything about music, you know at Brick. They will be on the show talking about their past successes and what their up to now. I hope you will join us.
I will have another announcement soon, I am taking my show to the next level which will allow me to help more people in new and innovative ways. Stay tuned for the next update.
Have a peaceful and prosperous week.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Your Copyright

Are you writer or someone you know a, composer, publisher, novelist, playwright, artist or anyone who produces a body of work? If so, do you know how to protect your work and your potential income from being hijacked without any recourse? Do you know how to copyright your material yourself and save those legal fees? You've done the hard part now take the time to protect your investment in yourself. Join us for a webinar on Your Copyrights. Glenn Gordon (GG) and I have teamed up to offer this Webinar to you. Find out more and sign up here: tinyurl.com/nqwxzs

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Changing My Song

It seems I am able to keep my spirit up while I'm going through, but I am human and I do have those moments of doubt. Today was one of those days. At lease it was until I opened an email from Joel Osteen. It was titled Change Your Song and referenced

"Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love" (Psalm 59:17, AMP)

Joel went on to say,

Notice, in David's time of need, he wasn't sitting around having a pity party and complaining. He decided to sing about the greatness of God. He was saying in effect, "My enemies may be powerful, but I know my God is all powerful. My obstacles may be high, but I know my God is the Most High." He wasn't talking to God about how big his problems were; he was talking to his problems about how big his God was!

Do you need to change your song today? Instead of complaining and thinking about what you're not, start thanking God for what you are becoming. Just like David, stay in faith and sing to the Lord knowing that He's going to complete what He's started in you.

Even though I was really complaining, just feeling a little down about my situation, this message touched me and I instantly began to thank God for where I am and where He is directing me to go. Guess what, I feel so much better now.

My God is is an Awesome God, yes He is Praise Him!

Even though we know we are well provided for, things and circumstances can get us down. We must praise Him through our circumstance. We have to rise above it all and keep our eyes on the prize.

I hope this note helps you Like Joel's helped me. Hang in there and keep encouraged, The Best Is Yet To Come!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

God's Promise

My God is so good, All The Time. I thank him for journey and the Blessings. I am learning so much. I am meeting so many wonderful, smart and encouraging people. My Blogtalk show is going so well that I am having folks approach me to be on it. It is all due to me continuing to follow the path that God has planned for me. I always know which way to go at the fork in the road if I listen to that inner voice he gave me. I am just so happy today. I was laid off from my good paying job on June 28 2009. Some people might look upon this as a bad thing, but I had been praying on this thing for about 8 months. It seemed to me that the job was in my way (God's Way). I never asked to keep it or to lose it, I just told God to fix it, whichever way it went. So, when I was called to office, I was not surprised and when I was given the news, I smiled because I had been given my answer. I need to focus on the plan and follow the path. Luckily, I had some money in the bank and even though that balance is shrinking way to fast for my comfort, I remain faithful that God has my back. I asked and He answered and I am moving my feet. Just yesterday, I completed negotiations with my friend and new business partner, Glenn Gordon. I am so happy that God allowed our paths to cross. He has been a blessing and an inspiration. He introduced me to The System Within, which has allowed to meet some totally awesome people, and he said to me last evening, "Forget about a job, we are about to do some things..." There is no way you can tell me that there is no God, He proves himself to me each and every moment of each and everyday. Get $25 Bonus Ad Pay Per Click credits I will be making an offical announcement of my next venture, and you know it will be something that helps other people. That's all I know how to do, and that is why God blesses me so richly. Keep me in your prayers, and stay encouraged in your own endeavors. The Best is Yet to Come. Amen

Monday, July 13, 2009

This is What is on My Mind Today

I am thinking about all the hard working families that do not have health and dental insurance or who are under insured, like myself. This is one of the issues that our President is tackling right now, but as you know legislative change is slow. I am thinking about how I can assist them with an alternative right now. I have discovered a company that will provide a supplemental program to those who have insurance and an alternative for those who cannot afford traditional health insurance. You can receive deep discounts in fees for services. You can have a program that offers deep discounts on services for Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Chiropractic Care for less than $40 a month. This includes the entire household regardless of age. For less than $60 a month you can have all that plus Auto Club, Legal Services and Identity Theft Assistance. This is with a company that has been in debt free exsistance for over 15 years. Click here to find out more about the benefits. In addition to offering these services, You can earn income and become a work from home entrepreneur building your business by helping others. Click here to find out more about the income opportunity. I wish the best for evryone. Let's continue to support each other and stay encouraged. Rmember, this too shall past.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gratefulness

Today's blog entry is different from other blogs I have written. I am writing abut my gratefulness. My gratefulness to God and the universe.I always felt that I would come into my own in the later years of my life. Even when I prayed to God to just let me lie to see my children grow up when I had my early bout with the big Ca, I felt that there was something more in store for me. I am now standing on that threshold. I am listening, I am focused, I am ready. I am very fortunate to have been introduced to The System Within. I am thankful that God allowed Mr Glenn Gordon to cross my path. He has been an encouragement and a Godsend of knowledge and information. It is true that a little kindness can ripple into a wondrous event. I am not able to share with you at this point, but, keep your eyes on me. I don't want you to miss it. Friday night I went to see Danny Williams preform. He was marvelous. His set flowed effortlessly and everyone seemed to enjoy him and his antics. He was my guest Saturday on the Internet Marketers BTR show at 4 pm est. If you missed it you can listen to the archived show from my show page. Although we had some technical difficulties, I think the show went well. Look for a few subtle changes in the IMBTR format in the near future. I have come up with a way to offer exposure to more of the talented members of Internet Marketers as well as the members of TSW. I am so excited about the future. Remember, there will be no show on July 4th in honor of the holiday. Don't forget about the contest with Glenn Gordon (GG) It will conclude on July 11th during the show. We will give away 2 copyrighting kits (a$60 value) , as well as a couple of his CDs. Please see the show page for details. Everything happens in God's time. I am so grateful that His time is now. God bless my family, friends and readers and help them to stay faithful and encouraged.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Empowering Yourself Through Entrpreneurship

This has been a good week. God is truly blessing. Last Saturday, I had the honor of speaking during my church's Women's Day Anniversary Workshop I spoke on the Topic of Empowering Yourself Through Entrepreneurship. It was quite well received and I seemed to have everyone's attention. When I was done I had several questions from the audience. All in all I was very satisfied that I had inspired and encouraged someone to start the journey of living their dreams. I also offered my assistance to anyone that requests it. As I always say if at the end of the day I can say I helped someone, well it was a good day. Later that day I had my usual interview on Internet Marketers BTR show. Because I had been busy all day I had not had a chance to speak to my scheduled guest, as I usually do. Wouldn't you know that this would be the day when there would e a problem? At any rate my guest did not show up but I was able to save the show by discussing what I had just share with the workshop participants. Then what you know a gentleman I met on BlackWomenConnect called in to the show apologizing for calling in late. Wow, can you imagine that? He said he had made himself a note because he had another meeting but he wanted to be sure to participate in the show. Isn't God awesome? It turned out that he is a writer, who wrote a book of Poetry called Love is..a Beautiful Black Woman. God sent him to save the show. I invited him to return to discuss his book and his struggles in greater detail. All in all it was a great day. I am sharing this to show that when your heart is right, things will work out, even when they don't work out as planned. We need to not be so rigid in our thinking and our desires that we can not figure out how to make the best of whatever situations we find ourselves in in life. Let us remain open to receive the blessings that will be bestowed upon us.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Growth

Today I am so thankful to God for allowing me to find the thing I love to do. I love doing our BTR show. I am meeting so many wonderful people who also enjoy helping others. I hope this will be infectious, Every time some one helps a person that person helps someone else. How awesome this world would be. I have some fantastic guests lined up for the summer. I am so looking forward to sharing them with the listeners. I am sure someone will be blessed by each and every show. I am having that tingling feeling, the one that let's me know I am doing it correctly. May God continue to bless my pursuits and continue to allow me to help. Don't forget join us evert Saturday afternoon at 4pm and add us a favorite. God Bless.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

What's on My Mind

Yesterday's Show featured the Sons of Harmony. It was a good show with some old school gospel music. I really enjoyed it and i will be purchasing the CD when it becomes available. Tonight I will be assisting my brother Sylver with his show The Sylver Show he will be interviewing Mr. Brandon Trainer of the Raleigh Black Chamber of Commerce. I am sure it will be an informative one. It is my goal to spotlight as many of the businesses, services and products of the Internet Marketers members as I can. It is my duty to get them to participate. I am trying to get them to avail themselves of this free publicity. One would think I am offering them instant death instead. I guess it is hard for people to believe that anyone wants to help just for the sake of helping. It's funny that although I have had some members take advantage of my offer, It has mostly been those that I know from other places who appear as guest on my show. I am going to make one more offer to my membership and then I will leave it alone and focus on the many other people who are willing to accept my help. I remain motivated to help those I can.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I know this is late but I have been having some personal situations happening. However, I do have a bit to share. Last weekend was a very good one for me on a personal note. I was interviewed by two of my SHE-ROS, Katgurl and Nita on Saturday night. They asked some great questions. I could have gone into more detail but I knew that there was another guest and I wanted to to give him equal time, but, he didn't show up due to personal reasons and it turned out I could have elaborated more but It was all good. They asked my sister, Ms Felecia to speak and speak she did. I find her so inspiring. When I was done with the interview I was so pumped up. It was very well received. It felt good to share with the listeners and it didn't hurt that I had a few fans in the chat room. It always amazes me that I can just go through life doing my thing and touch so many people on such an intimate level. I don't know about you but I am really enjoying this networking thing. Which reminds me. I had a pretty good show myself. I got to interview Kevin Anthony, Comedian. I gotta admit, I was a little nervous at first. You can never be sure what a Comedian will say. Kevin was cool though. a real down to earth guy. He invited me to a pool party the weekend prior to the show and I got to see that he's just a "Regular" guy. He takes his humor straight from life in the style of Richard Pryor but He is his own man. This Saturday, June 6th I get to talk with some of the members of Sons of Harmony. We'll share some good ole inspirational music and talk about Their Ministry. I hope you can join us this Saturday and every Saturday 4pm - 5pm est. I am thinking of chaging the format just a slightly. The Last Saturday of every month will be a Chill with Comedy Show. At least as long as I can find guest to join me. We;ll see how it goes. Well, That's it for now.Hugs and Kisses, Stay Blessed

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vacation

I was suppose to go on vacation from May 14th - May-20th. I went but I got ill on the 9th and was still a little under the weather but I went never the less, as my sisters wanted to celebrate my birthday (May 16th) and we all needed a break. I think to help keep your sanity you should take at least a three day break from work every 3 to four months and a real vacation 7 or more days at least once a year. Following that logic I was definitely overdue since I had not taken any time off since July 2008. This was a good time for a break, being a referring travel agent came in handy as I was able to book a 7 day, 6 night stay for just $326.33 per person. We went to South Beach and stayed in a hotel right on the beach in the heart of all activities. It was wonderful and the best thing is that I will get a 60% commission since I booked the whole thing through my own booking engine. If you want to know how you can have your own travel booking site, get more information here. If you'd like to book travel for your own vacation try here first. You'll see the same and or comparable fares you'll find at Expedia, Travelocity, Cheap tickets etc. See for yourself compare the trips with any of the others and you will see I am very competitive. Don't let life pass you by, take time to stop and smell the roses. (And if you need to book travel for business you can do that as well) Visit Simplicity Travel.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Conversation and Music

Today on Internet Marketers BlogTalk radio show we had the honor and privilege to speak with Glenn Gordon. Mr. Gordon is a member of the Internet Marketers network. Glenn is an entrepreneur who has an awesome talent, his own record label and his own publishing company. He shared his beautiful music with us and we thank him for that. He is also a copyrighter who can help you by teaching you about copyrighting and how to set yourself up as he has. His goal is the same as mine in that he wants to help other people by sharing knowledge to help then help themselves. He has also agreed to return to the show in July and when he returns we will be giving away 2 copyright kits (a $150 value). To win the kit you have to be the first one to call in to the show with the answer to one of the two questions. The first question will be, What does Mr Gordon do in addition to being a musician? The second question will be, When is Mr Gordon's Birthday? Look for the show to air in July. In the meantime check out Mr Gordon's links TSWPlace and TSW World You can listen to show here. To quote the late Lyndon B Johnson "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." I will add to that with: I chose to win, what do you choose?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Nurse's Week

For those of you who might not know I am a Nurse and today, where I practice we had a Nurse Day celebration. It was a beautiful affair. The guest speaker was Karen Scipio-Skinner, ED-BON. Her comments were inspiring, encouraging and humorous. She encouraged us to get back to caring not just for our patients but for ourselves as well. We must all take time to smell the roses. I left the program refreshed and focused. I want to take this opportunity to encourage those studying in the field and those contemplating the profession. Come on we need you. There is currently a nursing shortage and you will help fill the void, and to congratulate the millions of Nurses, CNAs, GNAs and other support staff on a job well done and to encourage you to continue caring for the masses and take care of yourselves...society needs you, the unsung Heroes of the medical profession.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Blue Sky Thinking

Today on Blogtalk Radio our guest was Daniel Jingwa. He is author of the book "Blue Sky Thinking" and the founder of Happy Energy Inc Seminars. I first met Daniel when I went to work at an area nursing home. Right away I was drawn to his spirit. He practices what he preaches. He has always been one of the most positive people I have ever met. He more than deserves his success. During the broadcast he shared information about how and why he became an author and started the Happy Energy Inc Seminar company. There was a problem during the last eight minutes of the broadcast and I lost my connection, luckily, there was less than 8 minutes left in the show. When called in again, I was surprised to see that all the participants in the chat room were still there. I did my thank yous and started the closing music. I then discovered that there were two people still on the line. after the show had stopped streaming I asked if the 2 people wanted to have a word and one of them was Daniel Jingwa, the other person was my sister, Sandy. We had a lovely conversation. I am not sure if that conversation made it into the archived show since I had an Internet problem as well and had to log on again but we never lost our connection to each other. I hope the conversation did make it to the archived show because it was so positive. I believe that if i help just one person, I have been successful. We definitely create our own realities by bwhat we think and how we execute those thoughts into actions. Sometimes, we need to rethink and revise our plans. If God has given us the direction, and we are slow to move in that direction, as we often do, by allowing other external things to get in our way, God will remove those obstacles so we can hear him and move toward our destiny. I have a friend who is so gifted and who has a couple of business going, but he had felt that he still needed a job. His wife was working outside the home and had been the sole financial support for the family as well as attending school herself. They are always hoping to improve their businesses so they won't have to depend on a job. God said lean on me and I will supply your needs. His wife has recently lost her job due to the economic climate and downsizing. She told her husband she was relieved to be out of that stressful situation as she felt it was going to happen. Now they are free to focus on their businesses and I know they will be successful because it has already been ordained. They are very positive people radiating that "Happy Energy", as we discussed on today's show. We are always talking about having a positive mindset. This is the foundation for all other aspects in our lives including business, personal relationships. What we put out into the Universe is what will be returned to us. In other words, we reap what we sow. If we keep this principal in mind and follow our predetermined path, meaning we take the necessary steps, we will be successful. My prayer is that all I am led to do benefits somebody, then it is not in in vain. Ask God for what you want and He will guide your steps as long as you move your feet.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Glenn Gordon

I finally reached Glenn, I am glad he's alright. Turns out he had illness in his family. I wish them a speedy recovery. Glenn will guest on my BlogTalk show on May, 9 2009 at 4pm. We will be enjoying some of his music and Glenn will share some important information with our listeners who want assistance with breaking into show business. So if your a singer, actor, dancer, artist, or in in other supporting occupation, you need to listen to this show. I hope you will be able to attend.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Change

I wonder why we are as a species are so afraid of change. I know that change is not always a positive thing in our eyes, but I think we should strive to change our point of view. It has been my experience that each time a change has occurred in my life, it has actually been a very good thing. I guess today's Blogtalk show got me to thinking about this because the show did not go the way I had planned it but I think it still came out alright in the end, and those who listen to the archived show will have the benefit of something extra since Bruce Black was gracious enough to allow me to interview him after the hour was up. (I won't mention that it was mostly due to his being late. LOL) I hope you'll take a listen here. As I said I think it came out ok and I'd love to get your opinion. Leave a comment on the show page. Thanks. The show wasn't about change actually it was to showcase the talent of some of my network members (visit the network here) Jo Tongo from Camaroon west Africa, who currently resides in France. (how about that, isn't the Internet wonderful?), Bruce Black and Glenn Gordon. In the end Glenn didn't make the show at all and I only hope he's alright since I have still not been able to reach him. He's a very talented Brother and I hope to get him rescheduled soon. Getting back to my thoughts, Yes change can be a good thing and should never be feared. I won't say that I welcome change but I don't fear it either. I like to try new things. When I do I keep hold of the things I enjoy and let the others die a natural death. If I hadn't embraced change I wouldn't be in this positive place in my life. My good friend, Sylver has challenged me to come out of my comfort zone once again. So I will accept this newest challenge because I know nothing beats a failure but a try (more on this new challenge later). I trust God to guide my steps and I am not afraid to move my feet. God has provided us with this big old universe and I feel obliged to explore and conquer as much of it as I can while I am able, so Change...bring it on. I'm ready.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

More Inspiration

Today we did a Blogtalk Radio show called More Inspiration. I think it was a success, but as I said on the show, success is self defined. I had the pleasure of having four of my role models on the show to answer some great questions that not only gave the listener a glimpse into who they are but also what they, what they hope to do and some of the tactics they use to do it. I hope that it will help inspire you to do the things you enjoy and turn those things into income opportunities. I invite you to join my social network for additional information, possible income opportunities, friendship and support. Internet Marketers We touched on tax benefits for entrepreneurs and home based business owners. If you are an entrepreneur, and you want to be sure you are getting your best tax advantage please click this link. I believe that everyone should have more than one source of income. There are many ways to make additional income. You should do your research and find the opportunities that best suits you. On Internet Marketing you can find many good opportunities but there are other many others including something you maybe doing just as a hobby that you can transform into income. You can also join us every Saturday at 4 pm on Internet Marketers Blogtalk Show, where we share information, opportunities, strategies and inspiration. If I can help even one person I consider myself a success.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Helping Myself by Helping Others

I just finished listening to the playback of my blogtalk show. I was discussing branding, what it means and ways to do it. I didn't have many listeners and there were only a couple of peple in the chat room but I enjoyed doing this one. I wasn't sure I gave much information but I did get some positive feedback. A couple of people had been invited to callin and share their advice and products. I'm sure they had good reasons for not showing upand I am sorry that they missed an opportunity to get their brands out there. At any rate, my co host Ms Felecia brought up the point that she would be interested in learning more about domain names and building your own websites and things of that nature. So I think I am going to work on a video in which I talk about these topics and give out some resources that are inexpensive, some of them free or near free, to help you get your brand out. I will post more about it later. Stay tuned, I don't want you to miss a beat.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I 've Come A Long Way

This has been an amazing journey, from that first post until today. I am so thankful I followed my path because it has been so rewarding for me. I have met some truly wonderful people. It is true that if you help others you too will be rewarded. I was taught that you must donate of your self to serve others and continue your own blessings. I have always had success when I follow my intuition and it is leading me to start a project that will benefit young ladies in the process of becoming young women. I would welcome an introduction to others who want to make a difference in the lives of young females who maybe under hardship currently. To offer a helping hand, a place to find support and some assistance (limited) I am in the process of pursuing Non Profit Status and I am seeking to network with other Non Profits and Contributers to raise funds for our individual organizations. If you are looking for ways to promote your business and give back in support of young women ages 15 to 21 please email info of your service or program and your contact information to dianabroomfield@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three Steps to Success

I don't know who hasn't wished there were a sure fired plan to follow to success, myself included. I have read all kinds of articles, blogs, ebooks. magazine articles etc. None of them really spoke to until I read a simple email from one of the people of the world I admire. I do not think there is anyone who has not heard of Tyler Perry, at this point in time. I have followed his career closely since I saw his first play at Constitution Hall. I am a subscriber to his email blog. I love the style of it, just like having a conversation with a good friend. I get encouragement from all of them I read, but the one I received today struck such a cord in me. It was just the perfect reminder. I'd like to share some of it with you. "I don't think I told you about this. When I was on the stand for that trial last month my lawyer, Veronica Lewis of Dallas, asked me a question that I had never thought about. She asked me, "Where do my Christian messages come from in my work?" I sat on the stand and I thought about that and it hit me. I have spoken many times about the kind of man that my father was, and don't get me wrong I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I can't tell you how I got to my answer without explaining this to you. When I was very young, about 5 or 6 years old, Monday through Thursday was pretty uneventful in my house most of the time. But on Friday and Saturday he would go out and get drunk and come home and all hell would break loose. And as a little boy I would feel so helpless watching this man beat my mother. I would sit in the corner covering my ears wanting the madness to stop. Most times, after it was over, I would lay next to her trying to comfort her as we would both cry ourselves to sleep.... that's still hard to think about. Anyway, early Sunday morning she would wake me up and take me to church. Most of the time it would just be the two of us. We'd get there and my uncle, Rev. D. J. Campbell, would be up preaching. I would look over the pews and see my mother smiling. Then she would sing in the choir and she would be happy. When she smiled I smiled wider, when she laughed I laughed harder, when she sang I sang louder. So, when my lawyer asked me that question all I could say was, "I wanted to know the God that made my mother smile.” I wanted to know this Jesus that my uncle preached about. I get a chill even thinking about it now. My uncle would preach and say things like, "Pray, and if you have faith and believe, God will do it for you. Just believe." Now, while most of the kids my age were playing or asleep, I was listening. You would be surprised what a 6-year-old will listen to. Even though I was very young, I heard that. Not only did I hear it, I wanted to see for myself. So, I put this "pray, believe, and have faith" thing to the test. Now at that age, I had a vivid imagination and I thought that the people on the TV were little people trapped inside the TV, and that if I could get inside of it, I could take them out and have my own little family that would talk to me and that I could love and take care of. I wouldn't dare go behind that old floor model color Zenith and unscrew something--I would have been murdered for sure...LOL. But, I remembered my uncle's words and I prayed and asked God to send me some little people to take care of. Now this sounds like an impossible prayer for God to answer, but one day while I was at school, a lady who lived across the street was moving away and she had asked my mother if she could leave something for me. My mother said yes and when I got home there it was, a three-story bamboo house with two living creatures that spoke to me! They said, "Hello!" There were two parakeets. I thought God had answered my prayer. Listen to me when I tell you, something got born in me that day. I had prayed, believed, and had faith and it had come to pass. From that day to this one it is that process that I have used to see all my dreams come true. Pray, believe, and have faith. It started with something as simple and small as two parakeets for me. If you start believing for little things, it will allow you to grow into believing for all things. That's the way to see all your dreams come true. If you've been trying the same thing over and over and aren't getting any results then how about in 2009 trying something else? It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need. This year PRAY, BELIEVE,and have FAITH for your one YES! God bless you today. Tyler P." Is this not a powerful re-enforcer of what we already know? These steps have worked for me all my life, Obviously they work for Brother Perry. I don't know about you, but I am using these three steps this year and beyond..