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Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Krista Abbott.
I am in Arizona for a two day private mastermind with Mark Hoverson. We have been hanging out, talking business, marketing and all sorts of other fun stuff. We ate sushi last night and in the midst of that meal alone Mark downloaded some serious epiphanies for me to consume. I am about 24 hours [...]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by Krista Abbott.
Today, I was reminded of a truth that permeates the ranks of success, and that simple truth is that YOUR thoughts determine your success. Period. Your thoughts about who you are, what you are capable of, what your skill level is, what your value to society is…your thoughts alone are the only thoughts that are [...]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2012 by Krista Abbott.
Shocking News of Whitney Houston’s Death
Whitney Houston died today, February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills. The news of this tragedy reached me via social media, and I did what a vast majority of you did. I went to You Tube and started listening to all of my favorite Whitney tunes, as I did memories flooded me of moments in my life when her music inspired me or helped me through difficult times. The most recent of these happened just three days ago…three days before Whitney Houston’s death…
During a stressful moment at work, I reached out to Whitney for inspiration and relief – again via You Tube. Her music has always inspired and renewed my focus. Ironically, this moment was caught on iPhone video by a co-worker and we jokingly referred to it as an “EPIC lip sync”. Now, it has become not only an “epic lip sync” of Whitney Houston’s hit song “Greatest Love of All”, but it has become my tribute to her. In a break from a busy day, Whitney gave my co-workers and I a few minutes of fun, laughter, and enjoyment. Now, her legacy lives on in her music. And, her music lives in our hearts.
I am sharing that tribute video with you below….
Posted on 06. Nov, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
Reflections from the Recycled Dream Project
Today I had a deep moment. An epiphany of purpose – specifically as it relates to “prioritizing on purpose”.
Over the past several months I have been doing some deep self reflection, really examining life as I have been living it. I think it is important to do that from time to time – to just take some time to look at everything you have going on, everything you are doing, everything you are spending your time, your resources, and your energy on. Then decide how much of all that stuff is really necessary…how much of it is a means to your desired end.
What I have found in my reflections these past few months is that the vast majority of what we as humans do is not really what we need to be doing…heck for most people, it’s not even what they want to be doing. Why?
Perhaps someone in their life said something that influenced them in a direction opposite of what was in their heart…and they felt pressured to follow suit. Maybe they were afraid they were going to miss out on something if they didn’t participate or pursue those things. People have different reasons for doing what they do, and my purpose today is really not to delve into the psychological side of human nature, but to share some of the observations that help create an understanding that there is a need for change in our world.
So, while I was taking a walk today I decided to make a short video to share with you how I have been prioritizing on purpose and eliminating the unnecessary energy leaches from my life.
Posted on 02. Oct, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
Social Network Movie Review
A Look at The Social Network Movie from the Mindset of An Entrepreneur
To all of those social network fans out there, the movie, The Social Network, about facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s rise to billionaire status, has been the buzz for several weeks now. On opening day, my facebook news feed was filled with post after post from people buzzing about the movie. OK, I get it. Facebook is a complete social phenomenon and a ton of people, entrepreneur’s included, use the massive social networking site to develop relationships with new “friends” from around the globe.
As an entrepreneur, I actually practice and teach social media marketing principles, so I admit I was a little bit interested to see how this movie was going to play out and what entrepreneurial elements I may be able to take away from it. Below are four entrepreneurial “must do’s” for ultimate success…
Posted on 01. Jul, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
How Do Thoughts Impact Your Life?
The thought patterns we live with day in and day out have extreme influence into the direction our lives take. Essentially, our thoughts can make us or they can break us. Eliminating negative thoughts and thought patterns is crucial to your success and happiness in life.
Now this concept is nothing new to those who are familiar with the Law of Attraction and the principles that surround it. There are a lot of one liners that originated out of this movement that point to such. Some of these include quotes such as:
“Thoughts become things.”
“What you think about, you bring about.”
These concepts are valid and true. Scripture even supports them when it says:
“As a man thinks in his heart…so is he” (Proverbs 27:3)
So, with this knowledge comes the understanding that the direction of your thoughts lead to the direction of your life. Therefore, it is important that you maintain a complete awareness of what you are thinking. You can do this by…
Posted on 19. Jun, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
The Gulf Oil Spill
A Child’s View…With Nora
The Gulf Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon, has finally reached the Florida coastline. Being a native Floridian, living near the coast this environmental crisis hits very close to home. The President of the United States, Barak Obama, visited Florida last week to see the impact this disaster is having on our our coast, and afterwards addressed the nation from the oval office. Once again, our region has been thrust into the international spot light as a result of this tragic event.
Kids seem to have an innocent and candid expression of how this crisis is filtering through their thoughts. This week, my seven year old niece was visiting and began expressing her thoughts (unsolicited) about the oil spill. As she talked I realized the impact this is having on the world as she understands it. I asked her if she would be willing for me to video tape her sharing her thoughts with me.
She was very eager to do so because she “…wanted to try to help save the animals.”
She also knows I blog, and use videos on my site to speak to my readers and friends. So, she asked me if I would show her video to my friends so that maybe they could get their kids to help too.
So, please take a moment and watch this video to see what Nora has to say about the Gulf Oil Spill from A Child’s View…..Click Continue to Watch Video…
Posted on 12. Apr, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
Peggy McColl is launching her brand new book, Viral Explosions – Proven Techniques to Expand, Explode, or Ignite Your Business or Brand On-Line, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
I have had the privilege of being one of Peggy’s students for the past several months, and I have learned things that will revolutionize my on-line marketing tactics. Peggy is a high energy author who has used internet marketing techniques that have taken her books to Best Seller status in 24 hours or less. This week, I get to watch her do it again with her new release, Viral Explosions. [peggy mccoll] In Viral Explosions, Peggy shares her secrets for internet marketing success and takes the reader step-by-step through her proven formula for results.
The super cool thing about buying one of Peggy’s books on her campaign day (Tuesday for this book) is that she gives an INSANE amount of FREE bonus gifts….
Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
Mentors create success.
It’s that simple. Having a strong mentor in your life can make a huge impact in the levels of success you are able to reach in your business, your personal life, and your spiritual journey. In fact, it may be the single most important thing you can do to advance your life in the direction you want it to go.
YOU are the designer of your life. You have, innately within you, the wherewithal to determine where your life goes and how you get there. I heard it said once, that success does not happen by chance, success happens on purpose.
In my reflections I’ve thought about the dreams I have already achieved and those I am living now; I also thought about those I still have and that I am still working toward. As I thought, I remembered my mentors, how they influenced me and helped me realize success as I know it today and who push me to continue reaching for the “Big Dreams”. I wanted to share some thoughts with you on what mentoring is and what good mentors do…
Posted on 23. Feb, 2010 by Krista Abbott.
As entrepreneurs, it is important that you surround yourself with inspiration. I keep several inspiring things around my home office. In fact right above my computer monitor is a small plaque that simply says “DREAM”. It is positioned in such a way that I end up looking at it several times each day. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of my visions, my goals and “why” I am so driven to build my business. Well, GREAT NEWS my entrepreneurial friends!!! Now your Mozilla Firefox Browser can help keep you inspired too!!! Check out my video to find out HOW…