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Zit, Pimple, Blemish…they all have the same meaning

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and all you can think about is this horrific-pain, piercing, one, tiny, spot, on your face! Yes, a zit is making its ‘Grand’ entrance at that very moment!

This conversation was interesting, but in your mind you are screaming, “Don’t ask me a question! Because I have no idea what you are saying. Oh no, I AM INTERESTED! However, this OUCH! PAINFUL, ZIT is attempting to take over my thought process. Please! I beg of you to understand!”

The entire time your friend is chit chatting and all you can see is her lips moving. But your hearing is basically gone. Your feelings are numb and your focus is most definetly on this OBTRUSIVE, probably now extremely visible, puss filling, pocket we call a zit, pimple, or even a blemish, but we all know they are the same!

If a Zit could talk it would sound like this,

“I’m a zit! No, rhyme or reason. No, plan or proper timing. No, specifics nor limitations…I am a ZIT!

I will appear at the most impromptu times. Unannounced yet definetly created…by who? Why YOU? Of course! I am a Zit, I have no thoughts or understanding.

When you rub a simple flake of dirt, across your largest organ. I snatch it up, attempt to ‘do’ my job & next my formation begins.

I realize my ‘why’ may seem trivial to you. I know that I APPEAR, at the seemingly worst times. But hey, I am using my talent, how about you?

I am a ZIT! A PIMPLE! A BLEMISH! I protect & serve your skin.

I know I am obtrusive, obnoxious and you wish I were Obsolete!

However, I will stay the same. Why? Because I am a Zit!

Livelove

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Carry On!

Zit or no zit…you got this! & This too Shall Pass!

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Excuse me as I contain my excitement…

I am so excited to include my hometown school district in my post, today. Where I attended high school. But wait my great great grandfather went to school here as well. And both sides of my family…great grandparents, aunts, uncles, parent, my husband, myself & my children all attended Trimble County Schools!

Anyways, I was allowed to speak to the Trimble County Board of Education recently. If I could demonstrate how excited I was…you would see me doing twenty kart wheels in a row (which I don’t do much anymore lol).

However, I typed my ‘discussion’ or ‘ ‘speech’ because one of the many lessons I have learned from Toastmasters, is to be prepared. Also I learned that no one ever entirely sticks to the prepared topic. In other words it is kind of a trick of the trade…prepare, rehearse, repeat…then sometimes everything vanishes from your brain and you ‘wing it.’

One, rule I hadn’t learned yet…YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A NERVOUS WRECK WHEN RETURNING TO HOME!

Yes, I am screaming that to assist all my fellow professional speakers and beginners. This should have been in the ‘Ice Breaker’ instructions.

I mean I have given several ‘talks’ and/or ‘speeches’ throughout my lifetime. But this small group proved to be my greatest challenge yet. I spent more time on preparing their 15 minutes of instruction, than I have for several different speeches, in one week. I was literally sweating bullets!

At the end I was ready to wrap up, I felt extremely confident about the information I shared and then I began to tell another story! Like what?

Despite all of that, my ‘talk’ went pretty well. I at least provided them with a positive vision for Trimble County School District. (Even if I forgot to stop when my point was made.)

Therefore, I am dedicating some of my postings to schools. Yes, I will be highlighting our beautiful district. However, all of these tips can apply to your school district.

Please share, all I ask is for you to tell others that you read about this on Livelove & Carry On.

Thank you for reading! Thank you for sharing this life with me!

Let’s create the vision we want to see…TOGETHER, and then the world will be a brighter place for you and me!!!!

Livelove

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Carry On!

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Written by: Teena Drake

Do you have a bucket list or a list of goals?

What? What’s the difference? I questioned as I listened to the sweet lady on the radio, as the DJ asked her, “What is on your bucket list?”

She began to tell of everything on her ‘list’. Go see beautiful sights, meet certain people, ect. Then the guy asked,”Were any of these on your goal list before you were diagnosed?”

Wait a minute…What? What is the difference? Is there a difference?

I anxiously waited for her response…she replied with…

UGH! A commercial break. Tell me! Were these two list the same? Was there any other list?

When they returned to the interview nothing was said about the goal question. No, not one darn thing. They skipped over it like it wasn’t even asked.

Yes, you already know it is time for a Mrs. Drake investigation!

I must know does everyone have a bucket and a goal list? Are they the same? And if not why are they different?

I began to ask these questions to family members. Their responses were all over the place. However, we all agreed on one thing the difference is a bucket list is something you think of when your possible exit date is known and a goal list is for the living.

Hmmmm I am not sure I agree with this concept.

Let me ask you this…doesn’t it make more sense to combine the two lists and begin living to ‘accomplish’ those experiences you so desire.

What if ‘get a job’ on your goal list was changed to…

Bucket list- I will find a company that appreciates my talents and what I like to do. We cocreate together to improve their business and to improve my revenue.

Goal list- Be Married by 25.

Bucket List- Fall in Love, laugh alot, enjoy them each day like it is Our last together.

Goal List- Take a trip to Italy..

Bucket List- My love and I travel to Italy and stay in quaint little Air B&Bs each night.

What are your thoughts on Goal List vs. Bucket List?

Let me know because these two words seem to be similar. However, the general perspective might be a little messed up.

I don’t know about you but I think I want to LIVE each day focusing on my bucket list, rather than making goals that I may never reach.

But if I think it could be my last day, month, or year…how much more will I accomplish versus the list of ‘goals’ that I think I SHOULD DO.

This thought is still in the works! Therefore, I will take any advice on the topic, if you would like to share!

Also I am looking for a title of my newest book…For Network Marketers and Companies to grow by leaps and bounds. My original title was…Why do I HATE/LOVE you…NETWORK MARKETERS?

I would love to know what type of title would intrigue you to purchase and read this book?

(Side note…be on the look out for this book because the first two weeks it will be at a big discount. And Karatbars Affiliates we have some surprises for you!)

If you need a little extra help with ‘Life’ get in touch Livelove.teena@gmail.com it is quick and simple and FUN.

Also offering Angel Card Readings email me.

As always..

Livelove

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Carry On!

Archery & Life

Have you ever thought about shooting a bow & arrow? What does it take? Is it simple, can anyone pick it up and directly hit the bullseye? Maybe, 1 in 1,000,000!

The fact is launching an arrow from the bow, is a learned skill set within itself. Not to mention hitting a bullseye!

During the wee hours of the morning, I tossed and turned, as I observed myself and several others learning to shoot a bow and arrow. The unknown instructor would explain, demonstrate and repeat over and over again. Next, we would follow his every move until…LAUNCH!

Many arrows fell directly at our feet, some would wildly shoot into the darkness. Those of us that struggled over and over again would become frustrated and aggitated to the point of giving up!

Then it happened! Our instructor said, “Lay down your bows. Close your eyes. Listen to my words”…as they explained step by step just the same as before, they would pause after each instruction, to allow us to visualize the actions needed to be successful.

The last instruction was, “Pick up your bow, place your fingers in the correct position, pull back and launch…feel the arrow as it soars through the air and plunges directly in the middle, BULLSEYE!!!!

Do you celebrate the small accomplishments or are you constantly desiring more?

Begin to allow yourself to celebrate. Feel the sense of accomplishment! What would your action be?

Would you thrust your arms into the air to send a vibration of YES, HOORAY, HIP-HIP-HOORAY? Feel the emotions that accompany your moment of success!”

As each person in my dream picked up their bow and arrow, they seemed to become illuminated. Along with the target. The darkness filled the empty spaces. Step, by step…each person practiced feeling their way to a bullseye! Some cheered as success filled their being with tingly emotions of ACCOMPLISHMENT.

Yet, others never hit the bullseye. However, something was different this time around. Those who didn’t hit the bullseye weren’t upset…Instead, they were uplifted and full of determination. In other words they had been given a second and third chance.

What about you? Have you taken time to visualize ‘how you want to feel’ after you have accomplished the ultimate bullseye?

Have you learned of what your true desires are? Sometimes we are attracting nothing or living based on a default program called auto-pilot. Do this at 9, be here at 10, ballgames until 8, supper, bed, sleep, repeat.

It takes only a moment to visualize. Yet, it takes some of us a lifetime to understand how similar life is to archery.

1. Archery: You need a skilled educator to teach you and guide you.

Life: Loved ones, mentors, friends

2. Observe, gather, and learn.

Life: from the day you are born you are observing, gathering ideas, beliefs and developing the skills set you need to survive.

3. Visualize, feel the celebratory outcome and cheer!

Life: How many accomplishments have you made, that you have shuffled under the carpet? Instead of illuminating your own experiences and talents.

4. Do it! Pick it up and launch the arrow!

Life: Are your launched arrows dropping at your feet? Due to failure to see the end feeling or for lack of launching at all?

You will hit many more bullseyes the more arrows you launch. But if you do not allow yourself to know what your target is, your arrows will either fall at your feet with a dud. Or launch into the darkness never to reappear.

Take the time to know at least what you most desire right now and begin to take the necessary steps to learn how to ‘launch’ you arrow. Before long you will hit a bullseye like it is second nature because you ‘know’ where it is going and how to ensure it makes it SMACK DAB in the middle!!!! BULLSEYE!!!

Hello there! I am super happy to share with you.

Come along and follow me! I may be able to help you attract the life you have always desired!

Or you may have something to assist me in HITTING MY BULLSEYE.

So come follow me as we take this MILLIONAIRE by law of attraction journey! Who knows this could be FUN!

Okay, if you do not know me, let me reassure you this journey is gonna be the time of your life! So please come share with me!!!! Come cocreate, coexist and persist to be happy 99% of the time.

Livelove.teena@gmail.com

As always…

Livelove

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Carry On

Do you realize how many times you kill your own Genie?

Go back to my previous post, If I could give you anything…Anything! What would you ask for? Because this posting is part two of the story about a Genie in the Bottle and your wishes.

Remember when I wrote let’s leave the bottle for the bottom feeders? That’s because your Genie doesn’t have to go into the bottle, but you do need to learn how to recognize your Genie. I can’t tell you how many times I have coached people and they say, “I don’t think I have a Genie.”

And I reply with, “Yes, you do! In fact you have limitless Genies, but you need to first stop killing them so you can begin allowing them to grant your wishes.

Let’s begin small…(phrases that you use)…I don’t understand how you can say I have a Genie or several when I have all these bills. I work all the time and yet I never have enough to make ends meet. If I could win the Lottery or if you could give me a loan then I would be ‘better’.

If a Genie says, “Your wish is my command…”

And nothing else! (Pause! Take a deep breath for the next paragraph)…

1. You killed your Genie in the very beginning with not believing. (See any comparisons religious leaders? If you don’t believe and you go around being miserable, then why would you expect others to follow your beliefs or teachings or even Savior? Keep in mind this applies to all aspects of our lives).

2. Bills! Bills! Bills! Your wish is my command…it doesn’t say you can wish them away, but even if it did you didn’t do that. Instead, you killed the Genie, then you ‘kind of’ revived it, to ask for more of? Well, the only thing you could focus on which results in receiving as a wish, was lack of money and money to pay bills! And of course you also asked for less time and for your ‘ends’ to never meet! Whatever that means!

Enough is enough! Let’s correct that phrase and then begin to redirect all of our other wishes as we, carry on.

Try this: I have always been protected since the day I was born. Call it a Genie or a higher power, I know it’s real because there have been too many times I could have given up.

My wish is to feel better. To earn more because I am being compensated for how awesome I am. (If you don’t believe you are awesome then correct the image in the mirror until you are awesome to you. Meaning you are what you say you are…and I say you have an awesome you in there, it’s up to you to find it!).

If only I had a wish…I wish for__________. Fill in your blank. But remember to not tell of what is or has been. Only allow yourself to wish. And I promise if you will continue to wish for what you want, stop killing your Genie by not believing, and believe in the creation of you…Your Wish will Appear like a Bright, Shining, Gold Ring! Enjoy this day. Enjoy this wish…

My wish for you is to feel good. If you are suffering at this time my wish for you is to feel better! You deserve to feel better! You deserve to be better! You deserve to…

Livelove

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Carry On

Need an Angel Card Reading, A Spiritual Message, or a Life Coach email me…

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Sending you Great Laughter, Happiness, & Granted Wishes.

LHGW!

Written & Copyrights by: Teena Drake

If I could give you anything…ANYTHING what would you ask for?

Let’s begin with the old Arabic folklore…A Genie in the bottle! How many times have you been in a spot where that Genie and their three wishes would come in handy? Wishing, praying, hoping for answers to your problems? Now let me ask you…if you received this opportunity would you take it?

You probably just rolled your eyes and thought, “Duh! Teena everyone would take it…you would be a fool not to!

AND YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!

But what if? What if the government fails, we are all starving, and living in poverty, only focusing on the terrible current circumstances? Would you still use those three wishes?

I guess a better question could be, would you know what to wish for or what you desire most of all? Let’s practice…wave my hands in the air, turn around, sit down say the magical words,”YOU MY FRIEND, BECAUSE YOU’ KNOW’ ME I can grant you this… YOU HAVE THREE WISHES!”

Get ready, set, go…

What? What were your wishes? Hmmm let me guess…I want more dollars. Why? Because I know money can ease my pain and suffering.How? (You might ask) Oh good question!

If I had more money…I could pay my student loans off, my credit cards, property, and my MEDICAL BILLS. Or I can have the surgery I need to feel better ect.

BUT what if I had more than more money? That would be my next wish. Oh I could really ‘change’ things up! That’s why I play the lottery because if I win…my wish coming true will take care of my children, grandchildren and all my friends. And the charities I would give more than the writer of Harry Potter, who is known for giving the most money to charities than anyone on the planet? Wow, I just realized J.K. Rowling ‘could’ have become a forerunner for all Billionaires to follow…Instead of who can earn the most it will be who can give the most!!! Hmmmm I like the way you think J.K.!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Okay so MONEY would definetly be one wish on almost everyone’s list!!! What else would you wish for? Go ahead allow yourself to wish! After all I am not a Genie and this blog is not a magical bottle, you stumbled upon… (a long inhale-exhale) OR IS IT?๐Ÿ‘€

Shhhh, I can’t tell you all I know and have learned, at this point but I can ALLOW YOU TO TRY IT!!!!๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’„

Try for only today…to create a wish list! What do you deeply desire? If there were an APP that you could go to and type in…’I wish for _______!’

What would your wish look like, feel like, create for you? Go ahead create your ‘Genie’ in a bottle wish list!

Then come back tomorrow to read the next portion of this story. But promise me this, if you receive something on your list before tomorrow please LET ME KNOW! I will shout you out at the end of my post.

I am so excited for us!!!! Come along with me as I write with one intention…To Show You How to Find, Allow, and Receive your Genie. But let’s leave the bottle empty to become a home for bottom feeders. Let’s enjoy this moment of freedom together!

I am so excited I hope you feel the GOOD VIBRATIONS!!!

Tomorrow’s title…Do you realize how many times you kill your own Genie?

Like the spider in this picture…if you know me, you know I am terrified of spiders, but I felt empowered by my writing session this morning. Therefore, I decided to be this little spiders ‘Genie’ but his fears overcame him. Everytime I attempted to allow him to jump off…he ran the opposite direction! Until he jumped to his own death and drowned in my coffee! Why????? Why do I care? I guess I understood him after attending @The World Tour in Nashville Tn. for Karatbars. The company who is changing the world by allowing the world to choose Abundance (A post for a later date if you have received a personal invitation from me you should feel privileged. IF you haven’t you have my permission to yell at me publicly and I will send you one๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰!).

If you need some help with those ‘Life Issues’ get in touch with me!! I will do whatever it takes to fulfill my mission…Change the World with One Happy Thought, at a TIME!!!!

You guys can’t even imagine how exciting this journey is!!!!

As always….

Livelove

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Carry On!

Written by: Teena Drake the author, visionary, girl (haha), who loves sharing happy thoughts with you to Co create a better world for us to share and for generations to come to enjoy! After all our universal goal is to Better, isn’t it? And the woman who has ALOT of Gold, oops sorry that was a secret message to all my @Karatbar friends!

I hate you, I hate her, did you know what she said? I hate him too!!!!

Ever had a friend like this? No matter what the conversation, it is how much they hate something about you, their ex, and sometimes even their children.ย 

Ever analyzed or pondered what they are actually saying? “I Hate ME!” And everytime ‘I hate’ is stated it is not about anyone else, but rather ourselves or whoever says it. (Whether positive or negative the vibration always returns to where it came from).ย 

Let me see if I can explain it differently…

If you hate math and continually tell others how much you hate math. How useless it is and how you will never be good at math. You are focusing on what is, ‘I hate Math.’

After you begin to LIVE this pattern of ‘hating’ math you tell others why, when, where, and how you are never going to love math. Yet it continually shows up in your life. Every state exam, GED, even Science and Social Studies, math shows up. But you won’t give up and neither will it. Evertime you exhibit the emotion towards math the emotion returns over and over again. Because the truth is life without math is not complete ;).ย 

How do you get off the horse, bouncing up and down, on the Merry go round? Change your vocabulary. One at a time. Find everything you do love about math!

Wow! I love knowing how to tell time because I know when it is five o’clock or break time. Or I love earning money (which is all about math… time+effort+desire=outcome/monetary reward). Or what about vacation…how much, how far, time, destination and AWE five o’clock cocktail under the cabana!ย 

If you are continually telling the story of, “I hate you, I hate her, him and all of them!”

You will quickly find others will regurgitate whatever you tell them. For example, I have this dear friend of mine and he told me all the things he hated in fifteen minutes or less about four or five people. I allowed him this opportunity, intentionally. When I paused and requested to know what he liked (not loved) just liked, he continued to spout off all the negative crud he is receiving and ‘what is’ being done to him by a select group of people.ย 

A few days later I was in town and spoke to a few of the people he had been complaining about. Guess what? They said, “He hates us, now. He has done this, that and oh so much more. I don’t care anymore he is damaged and isn’t going to improve. He only likes himself.”

Hmmmmm do you see any similarities? After listening to their side I quietly asked, “Do you believe all that?”

But guess who did believe all those hateful acqusations? He did. Therefore, his life had become filled with what he was focusing, talking, and dwelling on.ย 

Was this his intention? NOOOO. And with just a little tweaking of his vocaulary he could altar the outcome.

What if we all paused immediatly after stating something crappy about someone else and asked ourselves, “Why did we even think to say that? What part about them do I not like and in return, I don’t like about myself?”

I know it is ‘difficult’ to accept that we create our own destiny. And if you would like to discuss this bold and true statement I am more than happy to oblige.ย 

What is the story you choose to tell? Is it the poor me or the bold, beautiful, powerful me? Enjoy your choice, if your story is not generating joy…CHANGE IT!ย 

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We are changing the world with one happy thought at a time! Want to join in on the fun? Livelove.teena@gmail.com send me an email! All it has to say is, “Hi!”

You can also message me, I do quite a bit of coaching over messenger as well.ย 

Here are the steps-

  1. Message/email/text Livelove or Teena Drake — ย Hi or Hello
  2. I will email you a short waiver ย and directions of how the coaching services work.
  3. Pay 25 dollars over Paypal,Wordpress, Facebook or by credit card (Unless other arrangements have been made).
  4. Your Coaching will begin.ย 
  5. Our life Coaching includes- Weightloss, Stop smoking, relationships (love), self confidence, parenting, beauty, academics, depression, anger, romance and even those IRRITATING moments when you want to pull your hair out!ย 

I haven’t found another program like ours and the most important information is it is FUN!!!!!ย 

Sending you great love and even more laughter! I hope you laugh until you pee your pants or at least until your best friend does!ย 

As always we wish for anyone who reads or shares these posts that you will remember, EVERYONE has a story, we love hearing yours, but most importantly…

Remember toย 

Livelove

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Carry On

God Bless!ย 

Written & Copywrite by: Teena Drake (Sunshine)