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Heather (Virginia)

I am a mother of five children, one darling daughter and four dashing sons. When I am not wrangling with their schedules, I can be found teaching my 25 piano students, substitute teaching or RUNNING! I am a ten time marathoner with 5 dreamy "Boston" races under my belt. I run for peace. I run for fun. I run to eat. Speaking of eating, I have a passion for chips and guacamole, hummus and CANDY (any kind will do). I love being inspired. Music, nature, words, strangers, friends and a loving Heavenly Father grant me inspiration daily. How grateful I am for it.

Shasta (Texas)

Howdy from the great state of Texas! I am married to my best friend and we are enjoying every day with our 3 silly children. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and not sweating the small (or dirty) stuff! I believe that life is 90% attitude and 10% what happens to you.

Shannon (Oregon)

I write from my home by the sea in Seaside Oregon. I am dedicated to improving the lives of women and children and I love to serve others. I have worked as a domestic/sexual assault crisis worker, trauma recovery specialist and in many other capacities. Currently I follow my passions by writing for BillionClicks.org, FamilyShare.com, spending time with her family, serving at church, running on the beach and being a generally all around positive person.


I grew up in the northwest and am currently settled in Utah with my husband and four sons. I love writing and especially love learning from other people's inspiring examples. I teach preschool and also work at a residential treatment center for teenage girls. I love reaching out to struggling youth. In my spare time I'm trying to teach myself how to crochet. I also enjoys reading, hiking (in perfect weather conditions), and spending time with my family.

Hilary (Utah)

I love anything coconut - especially coconut ice cream! (I felt like I should start with the most important information first!) My husband and I have been married for 21 years and have four beautiful, fun-loving daughters. My favorite thing in the whole world is to be with my family - it doesn't matter if we are working or playing - I just love being together. I am also a scrap-booker, singer, songwriter, wanna-be-cook and dessert lover. We love living in Utah.

Visualize Your Success – Part II

“There is no thought in my mind but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.” 

 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In an April post, I blogged about visualizing…here are a few more ideas about this important and powerful concept.

The following example comes from the book Mind Power – Techniques to Harness the Astounding Powers of Thought.

“Bryan Edwards, a man of infectious good humor and high spirits, sells life insurance.  Each evening, before he goes to bed, he spends ten minutes running over in his mind his next day’s calls.  He pictures himself making his presentation to each client.  He sees them being receptive and gladly taking out a policy with him.  He imagines a very productive day with lots of sales.  He does this for ten minutes before he goes to bed and ten minutes upon rising in the morning, a total of twenty minutes each day.  Bryan Edwards sell more insurance in one week than most people sell in six months, and is consistently in the top one percent of his profession every year.”

Bryan Edwards is passionate about selling insurance.

What is YOUR passion?  What do you love to do?

Could you devote ten minutes to that passion in the morning and at night?  Could you spend just a few quiet and focused minutes thinking about your success – visualizing the achievement of your goals?  Imagine yourself accomplishing the things you are pursuing.

“Linger on thoughts of doing and having the thing you want, not as some future reality that might happen our could happen.  Live in your mind as if it’s happening to you right now.  Create little inner film clips or videos.  See yourself doing the thing you want.  Visualizing something once or twice is of little effect.  Results come when the image is imprinted again and again and again for a period of weeks or months.  Don’t try to measure success after only one or two attempts.”  ~ John Kehoe

Ten minutes.

Small effort – Big results.

Just like a click.  Small effort – Big results.

You can do it.  Start today.