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The Presence Project Post 5

The Presence Process starting all over again.

Today is the day. it was a beautiful day, a perfect day! No appointments, no filled time slots in my calendar, just a plain old Sunday, with chocolate croissants (the best in town from Renaud’s) and a decaf latte. Sunshine and Summerland beach. Maja playing in the sand building the  most giganting sand mountain in the world and me reading the book again.

I finished my first round of reading and working through it yesterday evening with the words: “by sharing our present moment awareness, we know that God is love. Then, and only then are we being responsible with the gift of life.” (Michael Brown)

Do I feel like I have gained more present moment awareness since I first started with this process? The answer is yes. I have moments where I catch myself totally trapped by thought. I catch myself and the next moment I am watching a picture being drawn, a butterfly crossing the loan, a spider weaving it’s web…

And then I am back I thought.

Would I like to be more present yet?

You bet. That’s what this second round is all about. So today I started with beginners mind. Michael Brown the discoverer of this process, developed it in response of him being diagnosed with an incureable disease which caused him tremendous agony for almost 10 years of his life. He had been living in happy unawareness before at age 25 he crumbled down in pain for the first time.

His healing journey led him from allopathic medicine to alternative treatments, always seeking cure outside of himself. Only when the South African born moved to San Francisco in 1996 it dawn on him that the answer lay inside of him. On several occasions he experienced present moment awareness, during these connected moments his pain was gone.

These occasions set him on a path, in search of a tool that would help accumulate present moment awareness without mind altering substances or outside help.

One of the profound insights I gained from my reading today was a truth Michael shares in his first chapter.

This insight is that there is nothing really to heal about us. It is our experience that needs healing. We, our being is perfect, whole and complete.

It is only our experience that has gotten out of balance, whether we experience physical, emotional, financial or mental pain.

So remembering this insight I am letting go of wanting to heal or change myself. I invite you to do the same.  I am committing thought to healing my life experience and restore balance.

I will know that this is accomplished when money and low self esteem is not an “issue” anymore, when I will be teaching, and traveling and doing “my work”.

How about you? When will you know that balance has been restored in your experience?

Presence Project Post 4

It’s all about love….

Today was one of those days. One of those ones you experience when a love just ended, your dream bubble burst or you are coming down from some other form of “happy maker”.

I shared with you yesterday that I participated in a family constellation workshop just a few days ago and that I felt so connected afterward as I hadn’t felt in a long time.

So today as I was driving my daughter to school I was pondering how I could sustain my feeling of connectedness.

I examined what keeps me from feeling connected and I noticed that it was my thoughts that kept constantly questioning whether I was doing the right thing with my life and telling me I should do this or that, comparing myself to all these “successful people” out there.

As I noticed the busy chatter going on upstairs, I asked myself, what if what is happening in my life right now and what I am doing in my life right now is exactly what I am supposed to be doing?

Ask your self : what if what is happening in your life right now and what you are doing in your life right now is exactly what you are supposed to be doing?

Doesn’t it feel good?

This why I said in the beginning it’s all about love. Self empowerment is all about love.

Through out the day today I asked myself (when ever I remembered) am I empowering myself right now or not?

Tomorrow ask yourselt through out the day: am I empowering myself right now?

Let me know how you are doing!

Carolin

P.S.: Here is how my Mentor JoAnna Chartrand-Benz explains family constellation:

ABOUT CONSTELLATION WORK

Generation after generation, our inherited emotional and behavioral imprints keep showing up in our lives. Unknowingly we may carry our ancestors unresolved issues generations later.  This information is encoded in our energy fields, DNA and cellular memories and has an affect on our health and well-being; mentally, emotionally and physically. In this workshop we will focus on integrating and healing unresolved trauma in our personal lives and from our family systems.

Unresolved emotional or physical trauma forms a residue of energy that remains locked in the energetic centers of the body and the family system and, if not released, can result  in traumatic re enactments, unhealthy and disruptive life patterns, mental and physical illness, phobias, depression, panic attacks, anxiety, dissociation, freeze and immobility, soul fragmentation and loss and an interruption to love and life.

By setting up a systemic constellation it becomes possible for past wrongs, hidden dynamics, conflicts, disconnections, soul loss and entanglements to be revealed. When we resolve these old traumas the interrupted love and life returns and flows into the family system and our children and future generations no longer have to repeat these limiting patterns and traumatic events.

A constellation can also be set up for your family system, business, abundance issues, relationships, pets, art, writing, political systems etc.  Any system can be represented and the resolution that already exists in the Morphogenetic Field can be accessed and revealed.

WHAT IS A MORPHOGENETIC FIELD?

Rupert Sheldrake talks about morphogenetic fields (or M-fields) as invisible organizing patterns that act like energy templates to establish forms on various levels of life.

eg: When Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile he created a new M-field.  The belief system prevailing in human consciousness had been that the 4-minute  mile was a limit of human possibility.  Once the new M-field was created, many runners suddenly began to run sub-4 minute miles. This occurs every time mankind breaks into a new paradigm, whether its the capacity to fly (an M-field created by the Wright Brothers), or the capacity to recover from alcoholism (an M-field created by Bill W., the founder of alcoholics anonymous).  Once an M-field is created, everyone who repeats the accomplishment reinforces its power.  Once it’s created, it exists as a universally available pattern throughout the invisible universe.(David Hawkins 1995 )

When we set up your Constellation we are setting up the M-fields that you are entangled in and living in as your reality.  What a Constellation does is reveal these old M-fields of limitation, stuck energies and patterns, so that we are now conscious of  these energies and dynamics in our field and their source.  The source may be with your Ancestors, your own personal emotional and physical traumas or from the collective group consiousness.  Once we are conscious we can create new M-fields that no longer continue these old painful and limiting patterns.  We begin to create M-fields in alignment with an even greater field that Hellinger calls Spirit-Mind.

In a (family) system we are always in touch with this Morphogenetic Field or  Knowing field and we feel the whole field. Usually we are not aware of the fact that we are in touch with everything and everything is in touch with us. The system is bigger, greater and older, and we are unconsciously subjected to it.

HOW CONSTELLATIONS ARE DONE

Constellations were originally designed to be done in a group but can also be done in an individual setting. The facilitator, together with the client, will explore the issue by gathering information about the participant’s family or other system, focusing on factual information about tragedies, trauma, difficult destinies, and other events that marks the client or the client’s system. The participant can then choose representatives for the people or parts in question, and place them in relationship to each other according to the inner picture. Alternatively, the group members can offer to stand in roles that ’speak to them’ and also find the place they feel they need to stand in.

Invariably, an amazing thing happens: the representatives will start feeling sensations and emotions related so intimately to the true family members, that people oftentimes are shocked and relieved at the same time about the accuracy with which the family drama unfolds, revealing the hidden links to their own life’s drama.

With more and more information unfolding, words and actions can be found (by the representatives and/or the facilitator) to free the entangled from misdirected love, identities and fates. And, step by step, in finding the true and original order (‘the order of love’), the members of the client’s system (representatives) can find the place where they truly belong. They can feel peace and acceptance, and so can the mind, heart, and soul of the client.

TRAUMA & TRANS-GENERATIONAL HEALING

“As long as our ancestors are still suffering within us, we cannot be truly happy.  If we make a step with awareness …, we do this for all the past and future generations. They all arrive at the same moment we arrive and we all find peace at the same time.”

~ Thich Nhat Hahn

Goals:

•     To identify the hidden dynamics underlying disease

•    To bring peace and understanding to your own suffering and that of others in your family.

•    To align you with the overshadowing family soul
To release and heal unresolved beliefs and patterns that you may be carrying from previous generations.

•    To allow love to live in the family lineage

•    To bring the strengths, gifts, and potentials that have been suppressed through the generations into birth and to replace the suffering and tradgedies with these new energies.

Events that may have a deep residual impact on the family soul might be:

Early death of parents,  
Divorce, Tragic death of a family member ,  
Miscarriages or abortions. 
War
Descendents of Holocaust
 ,  Adoptions,
    A mother that dies during childbirth,
    Death of an infant , 
Descendents of slavery,  
Incest , 
Forced emigration or loss of homeland,   
Mental illness in family lineage
 , History of hereditary or physical illness
 , Emotional or physical abandonment by a parent, Betrayal, 
Suicide ,  Hospitalization ,   Violence ,  Ill-gotten gains, Family secrets and Excluded family members

JoAnna Chartrand-Benz
Educator – Somatic & Psycho-Spiritual Psychology

Presence Project Post 3

I am in between presence processes ( read my first post to catch up).

I have had a very transformational weekend. I attended a family constellation workshop. (I don’t have the time to explain what that is right now but I will soon, it’s very very powerful and I want you to know, it’s just right now I am also cooking dinner)

I did a constellation myself. I came home rather plugged apart, but feeling good. Felt really connected for the fisrt time in a long time. I kept trying to figure out what do do with my life again. Do I want to be a marketing expert, a business woman, an author?

And most importantly the question we are all pondering what’s my niche?

I clearly got today that it’s not about what you do but how you do it.

So I wanted to share that tit bit of insight with you today before I forgot.

Who are you in what you are doing?

Are you enjoying it?

Are you loving when you are doing it?

Are you at peace?

If not you are to involved into the doing of things rather then the being.

The Presence Project -Post 2

Just a short update, as you might have noticed my first Presence Project post is almost three weeks old.

Why have I not been writing?

Well there are several reasons.

The first one is, that when I started this project I had been 9/10 through the Presence Process book.

I decided it would be more beneficial for you and me to start writing about my process with it when I start the next round from the beginning. (This will be in two weeks).

The other reason is that I haven been working busily on getting my very own first Product out.

It’s called Attraction Marketers Akademie. The Akademie teaches people in Germany attraction marketing.

We are launching this week.

(If ou know any Germans that want to go online send them to us! www.attraction-marketing-akademie.com/willkommen.html )

So keep checking back!

Ciao for now!

Carolin

P.S. I will start blogging about the my Presence Process on a daily basis as soon as I start over. This is my public commitment to it!

The Presence Project Day One

Hi there, how are you?
Did you have a great start into 2010? Yes…or not so?
Well I have been having a maybe so, so start, or let’s just say, a rather transformational 8 holy-days so far.

To bring you up to speed: Since I can think of (almost), I have been trying to crack the code,find bliss, get to enlightenment, make it big as an artist or in business or online, or find permanent happiness some other way.
Sounds familiar?
Needless to say that hasn’t happened so far (otherwise I wouldn’t still be looking).
I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not all bad, I have had some moments of bliss, some really nice and memorable ones.
And I have also had some moments as an artist, as painter, a designer, a dancer, a street musician even (for a day) and in business, but those were far from cracking the code.
I do admit it.
I am a constant seeker.
I am always looking for the newest technique, the most transformational tools and the latest and greatest in the self help department.
If you’re anything like me,then you are the kind of person who loves to hang out in the self help corner at borders, but you never allow yourself to spend any time there, really. Unless, nobody else is looking.
When you do go there, you keep checking your back over your shoulder and you never quite relax.
If you’re anything like me, you’re afraid of being caught “naked”, people seeing you publicly admitting that you do need help (or that you think your broken).
You’re also the kind of person who’s already invested in your own development more than other people put down to buy their first home.
To sum it up, you’re the expert on pain and suffering.
I know, I am. (My theory though is, that those who know pain the best. know joy the best too)
Last summer, the summer of 2009, my pain and suffering, you know the usual stuff like: “why can’t I just be happy with my life?” crap,
send me of to a new adventure.
This time I wanted it for real.
I wanted to be done with it (the pain and suffering).
I wanted a new way of being in the world.
Sorry, I am realizing I am going on and on, and what you really want to hear is, what this project is and how it started.
Early this past October I was re-introduced to a practice called the Presence Process.
And I decided it sounded just like the solution I was looking for. ( It wasn’t quite the start of this project yet but as you’ll find out later in this post it was the spark)
I immersed myself completely into it.
The goal was, to transform everything that makes me react.
To let go of everything that holds me back from taking 100% responsibility for my own life and my own happiness (good bye victim hood).
In other words the promise that the Presence Process gave me ( and you by the way too)
is, the achievement of the arrival in the Now Moment. And just in case you don’t know this already,which I am sure you do,the Now is the only moment in which we are able to be fully conscious.
The Now is also the only moment in which we are able to respond rather than react to what life throws at us. The Now Moment is the only moment we can create (anything)Period.
The Now moment is the only moment in which we fully participate in our life (Period here too).

I wanted that!!!
And still do.

Don’t you want that too?

I got really clear about that again during the past week (the days between Christmas and New Years).
That’s why I was saying at the beginning of this post that I have been having a rather transformational start of 2010 so far. Transformation in the sense that I have been getting clear on what it is I want. I mean really want. Not some goal oriented mind created new years resolutions, one of those that start with: I think I should……fill in the blanks. No.
I am talking about true soul longings. Truth that you can feel in your guts.
And in your heart, of course.
Participating fully in life is such a truth (to me anyways).

This clarity didn’t just happen over night (that’s actually the exciting part). I think it’s a result of me doing the Presence Process. I think something is working.

Continuing to bring you up to speed (the story how this project started), the world kind of stopped for me in early October right after or actually while I was being re- introduced to this amazing yet simple tool.
Since then I not only got clear on what it is I want but also on what it is I am here on earth to do.
Now,if you were sitting in a nice cozy coffee shop across from me right now, this would be the moment you should ask : Carolin what’s that?
Since your in front of your computer reading this at a different time,I am just going to pretend you’d just ask me,and I would blush and shily say:
It is, to help others to life their full potential.
And you’d probably say: “wow Carolin that’s great!”
Me too.
I love that,that’s totally me. That’s all good.
But….
There is a little ( well actually a big) but.
That but is,
In order to help others to live their full potential, I need to be living my full potential first! Right?
The question was:was I ????
The answer was: no.

Living our potential has a lot to do with living our passion.
Was I living my passion?
No. Well maybe some, but some passion is not enough to crack the code. Right?
As soon as I realize that I wasn’t fully living my passion, people who are completely living theirs,people who are making it and are being happy doing what they love, kept popping up out of nowhere. The first one was Gary Veynerchuck. Gary got me with his book Crush it! cash in on your passion. He’s somebody who’s living his passion 24/7. A someliere gone internet multi-multi- millionaire. And then the next one,Julie from the movie Julie & Julia or better said the Julie& Julia Project. A bored to death state agency worker turned french cuisinaire bloggeuse, who not only has now published her very own book (not a cookbook) but also been the true story behind the latest Maryl Streep blockbuster, all because she followed her passion.
After reading Gary and watching Julie I was left with a feeling of: This should be me!!!!
This, “this should be me feeling” together with my total immersion into the Presence Process have lead to me starting this Project.
The Presence Project. Gary and Julie helped me realize that my passion are transformation and growth and writing and helping others.
So how else can I help others to transform than by transforming myself and writing about it?
There is no other way.
I got it now.
So there you have the reasons why I started.
Writing is one of my passions.
I kind of knew it all along, but I’ve held myself back, because I was afraid of making mistakes.( I know I will make mistakes)
And I do have some really good excuses.
The first one being that English is my second language and therefor I will never be able to write and speak it 100% and the second one being, that I have never learned to type, I am hunting and pecking as we speak. ( Now this one I could do something about it if I wasn’t to lazy)
But I do love, love, love writing.

So for now, you’ll have to live with my germenglish.
Hope you don’t mind.
I can’t let my perfections and my excuses hold me back from living my passion any longer. The game is on. I need to be a good example.
Sitting here I feel like this is exactly what I should be doing. (It feels really, really good cracking the code close)
Talking to you, sharing my insides, inspiring you, following my intuition, building my business on faith, -just as Kevin Costner in build it and they will come did.
Do I know that this will be read by anybody, or matter to anyone?
No.
I don’t, and part of me thinks, that this is the most narcissistic undertaking of mankind.
But who I am I to judge what the world needs?
I have been having this nudge to write for over two years now and I have been ignoring it.
How can I tell everybody else to be brave and to live their passions while I am chickening out here in sunny Santa Barbara….
For now I decided to believe that sharing my process,working through the Presence Process, kind of like Julie cooked her way through Julia’s cookbook and letting her readers participate, will be of benefit to many. ( This by the way is the what of the Project)

As far as the Presence Process goes, I have had about 100 breathing sessions so far. consciously connected breathing is at the heart of it’s practice.
I won’t be able to go back and recall everything that’s happened. I will chronicle my progress and experience starting today 1/2/2010 forward though.
If I do remember little incidents and happenings I will share them with you no doubt along the way. (And there were actually some rather comical moments I do remember and will share with you in context when appropriate).
It all started as I shared with you on a Friday morning early October of the last year. It started with an interview I was having with Michael Brown, the Author of the Presence Process. I knew him because he had given a lecture at my local church a couple years ago or so. I remember being deeply touched by what he shared and talked about. The church I was going to was a science of mind church and in case you don’t know, almost all the well known whoo whoo people, some people from the Secret and most other big personal development people from California are science of mind people. I like their teachings, they are all about seeing God in everything, knowing that God is good, and that we are all one. The only problem I am having with science of mind, the secret and the likes is, that I get brain cramps. I feel like I am doing everything wrong, because I am still not driving my dream car or owning my dream house.
You probably know what I am talking about.
As I was talking to Michael that Friday morning, everything he was saying made so much sense to me. He was talking about how we tent to wait for someone else outside of ourselves to heal us.
He talked about how we think we do need healing.
He talked about something he calls emotional signatures.
He talked about how being present in every moment is the only practice he has.
After we hung up the skype (he was living in a dessert in South Africa at the time) as I said my world stopped and I couldn’t continue doing what I was doing.
Contrived mind stuff. It wasn’t working any longer.
So I went and got the his book.
At the time we had just moved back in with my mother in law because we knew we wouldn’t be able to come up with rent for the next few month.
My mother in law lives in a two bedroom apartment in a retirement community.
So you can imagine how the three of us, my husband Daniel, my daughter Maja and I felt. We were stuck in a box for better or for worse- the pressure got pretty high.
Nevertheless I continued my work. Tania Williams my best friend from South Africa and I had gotten the opportunity to take a group of 10 people from start to finish putting two businesses online. Tania took 5 people under her wings and I did the same.
They build www.master-your-mlm-online.com and we build www.be-healthy-with-vitamin-d.com.
Yes I am passionate about business building and the whole online thing, but when I was talking to Michael, the feeling of:”this ( the things he was talking about) is what I should be teaching! And not how to set up a landing page or optimize a blog post” was right in my face. Since I started this blog (www. EmpoweredBusinessWoman.com) I have had the same dilemma, do I write for the search engines trying to figure out what my target audience is typing in? Do I try to attract the whole attraction marketing crowd because I know they are needing help with setting up their blogs and making it online? Or do I write about what’s really going on and is of interest to me and attract you….the people that are naturally attracted to me because of who I am?
Till that Friday morning in October my head was winning over my heart.
Pretty long post so far, he?
I better led you go.
I have been cooking dinner, eating dinner and watching my three year old making art that she calls very impressive, all while writing this post.
Life is good right now.
My stomach filled with greasy in cherry stir fried chicken legs and my soul full of happiness that finally I am listening to my own advise…….

Hi there, how are you?
Did you have a great start into 2010…or not so?
Well I have been having a rather transformational 8 holy-days so far.

To bring you up to speed: Since I can think of (almost) I have been trying to crack the code, get to enlightenment, make it big as an artist or in business or online or find permanent happiness some other way. Needless to say that hasn’t happened so far. I have had some moments of bliss and oneness, I have also had some momenst as an artist and in business but far from cracking the code.
I am a constant seeker. I do admit it.
I am always looking for the newest technique, the most transformational tools and the latest and greatest in the self help department.
Early this past October I was re-introduced to a pratice called the Presence Process.
Since then have immersed myself into it.
The goal being, once again, to transform everything that makes me react. To let go of everything that holds me back from taking 100% responsabilty for my own life and my own happiness (good bye victim hood).
In other words the promise that the Presence Process gives us ,is the achievement of the arrival in the Now Moment. And just in case you don’t know thsi already,the Now is the only moment in which we are able to be fully conscious.
The Now is also the only moment in which we are able to respond rather than react to what life throws at us. The Now Moment is the only moment we can create (anything)Period.
The Now is the only moment in which we fully participate in our life.

I want that!!!

Don’t you want that too?

I got really clear about that during the past week.
That’s why I was saying at the beginning of this post that I have been having a rather transformational start of the new year so far. I have been getting clear on what I want .I mean really want. Not some goal oriented new years intention, that starts with I think I should……fill in the blanks. No.
I am talking about true soul longings. Truth that you can feel in your guts. For me participating fully in my life is such a truth.

This clarity didn’t just happen over night. I think it’s a result of me doing the Presence Process. I think something is working.

The world kind of stopped for me in early October right after or actually while I was being re- introduced to the Presence Process.
Since then I also got really clear on what it is I am here on earth to do.
It is, to help others to life their full potential.
I love that,that’s totally me. That’s all good.
But….
There is a little ( well actually a big) but.
That but is,
In order to help others to live their full potential I need to be living my full potential first right?
The question was:was I ????
The answer was: no.

Living our potential has a lot to do with living our passion.
Was I living my passion?
No. Well maybe some, but some passion is not enough to crack the code. Right?
As soon as I realize that I wasn’t fully living my passion, people who are completely living theirs, making it big and being happy doing it kept popping up. The first one was Gary Vey-Ner-Chuck . Gary got me with his book :crush it! cash in on your passion. He’s somebody who’s living his passion 24/7. A someliere gone internet multi-multi- millionaire. And then Julie from the movie Julie & Julia ort he Julie& Julia Project.A bored to death state agency worker turned french cuisinaire bloggeuse, who not only has published her very own book (not a cookbook) but also been the true story behind the latest Maryl Streep blockbuster, all because she followed her passion.
After reading Gary and watching Julie I was left with a feeling of: This should be me!!!!
All these inspirations lead me to starting this project. The Presence Project. Gary and Julie helped me realize that my passion are transformation and growth and writing and helping others.
So how else can I help others to transform than by transforming myself and writing about it?
There is no other way.
I got it now.
I kind of knew it all along, but I’ve held myself back writing, because I was afraid of making mistakes.( I know I will make mistakes)
And I do have some really good excuses.
The first one being that English is my second language and therefor I will never be able to write and speak it 100% and the second one being, that I have never learned to type, I am hunting and pecking as we speak. ( Now this one I could do something about it if I wasn’t to lazy)
But I do love, love, love writing.

So for now, you’ll have to live with my germenglish.
Hope you don’t mind.
I can’t let my perfections and my excuses hold me back from living my passion any longer. The game is on. I need to be a good example.
Sitting here I feel like this is exactly what I should be doing. (It feels really really good cracking the code close)
Talking to you, sharing my insides, inspiring you, following my intuition, building my business on faith, -just as Kevin Costner in build it and they will come did.
Do I know that this will be read by anybody, or matter to anyone?
No.
I don’t, and part of me thinks, that this is the most narcissistic undertaking of mankind.
But who I am I to judge what the world needs?
I have been having this nudge to write for over two years now and I have been ignoring it.
How can I tell everybody else to be brave and to live their passions while I am chickening out here in sunny Santa Barbara….
For now I decided to believe that sharing my process,working through the Presence Process, kind of like Julie cooked her way through Julia’s cookbook and letting her readers participate, will be of benefit to many.

As far as the Presence Process goes, I have had about 100 breathing sessions so far. consciously connected breathing is at the heart of it’s practice.
I won’t be able to go back and recall everything that’s happened. I will chronicle my progress and experience starting today 1/2/2010 forward though.
If I do remember little incidents and happenings I will share them with you no doubt along the way. (And therewere actually some rather comical moments I do remember and will share with you in context when appropriate).
It all started as I shared with you on a Friday morning early October of the last year. It started with an interview I was having with Michael Brown, the Author of the Presence Process. I knew him because he had given a lecture at my local church a couple years ago or so. I remember being deeply touched by what he shared and talked about. The church I was going to was a science of mind church and in case you don’t know, almost all the well known who who people, some people from the Secret and most other big personal development people from California are science of mind people. I like their teachings, they are all about seeing God in everything, knowing that God is good, and that we are all one. The only problem I was and still am having with science of mind, the secret and the likes is, that I get brain cramps. I feel like I am doing everything wrong because I am still not driving my dream car or owning my dream house.
You probably know what I am talking about.
As I was talking to Michael that Friday morning, everything he was saying made so much sense to me. He was talking about how we tent to wait for someone else outside of ourselves to heal us.
He talked about how we think we do need healing.
He talked about something he calls emotional signatures.
He talked about how being present in every moment is the only practice he has.
After we hung up the skype (he was living in a dessert in South Africa at the time) as I said my world stopped and I couldn’t continue doing what I was doing.
Contrived mind stuff. It wasn’t working anylonger.
So I went and got the his book.
At the time we had just moved back in with my mother in law because we knew we wouldn’t be able to come up with rent for the next few month.
My mother in law lives in a two bedroom apartment in a retirement community.
So you can imagine how the three of us, my husband Daniel, my daughter Maja and I felt. We were stuck in a box for better or for worse- the pressure got pretty high.
Nevertheless I continued my work. Tania Williams my best friend from South Africa and I had gotten the opportunity to take a group of 10 people from start to finish putting two businesses online. Tania took 5 people under her wings and I did the same.
They build www.master-your-mlm-online.com and we build www.be-healthy-with-vitamin-d.com.
Yes I am passionate about business building and the whole online thing, but when I was talking to Michael, the feeling of:”this ( the things he was talking about) is what I should be teaching! And not how to set up a landing page or optimize a blog post” was right in my face. Since I started this blog (www. EmpoweredBusinessWoman.com) I have had the same dilemma, do I write for the search engines trying to figure out what my target audience is typing in? Do I try to attract the whole attraction marketing crowd because I know they are needing help with setting up their blogs and making it online? Or do I write about what’s really going on and is of interest to me and attract you….the people that are naturally attracted to me because of who I am?
Till that Friday morning in October my head was winning over my heart. I think that’s it for now. I have been cooking dinner, eating dinner and watching my three year old making art that she calls very impressive. All while writing this post sitting at the kitchen counter in our new house. Right now life is good, my stomach filled with greasy in cherry stir fried chicken legs and my soul full of happiness that finally I am listening to my own advise…….

Dagon Design Sitemap Generator


How to easily and fast put a Sitemap on to your WordPress Blog.

ddsitemap1Quick note for those of you who are new to blogging a sitemap is a map of your blog.
It’s like the Contents page of a book.

( See image to the left)
To put all the links to all the posts and page of your blog manually on to one page would be quite a lot of work.
Luckily Dagon Design has created a plug in ( an add on) for worpress blogs that once installed does this automatically for you.

Installing and configuring this plug is is fairly simple:

1. Go to the plugins section on your dashboard
2. Go to add new
3. Type Dagon Design Sitemap Generator into the searchbox
4. Then chose the DDSitemapGen click install and activate.
5. Now under settings on your dashboard you will find DDsitemapgen amongst all your other plugins.
6. Click on DDSitemapGen to configure.
7. All you have to to is enter Sitemap in the field where it asks you for the site map page slug.

8. Next you need to create a new page

9. Title the page Sitemap with capital S
10. Choose the HTML editor mode

11. Copy this piece of code:ddsitemapgen1

in the body of the page.

Save the page and you are done!

Wasn’t that nice and simple?
You had to work only this one time and from now on this plug in does it for you.

This is why I love wordpress.

How to move the WP-DBManager folder

Moving the wp-db manager file when getting the message your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public:

To move the folder

1. Connect with your FTP client to your website
2. Go to the public_html folder double left click on it
3.Go to the wp-content folder
4. Go to plugins
5. Scroll down to wp-db manager double click on it
6. Find file named htaccess.txt, right click on it and download it
7. Delete file from the wp-db manager folder
8. Go back to wp-content folder
9.Go to backup-db
10. Upload the htaccess.txt from your desktop into the backup-db folder
11. High-light and right click on the htaccess.txt file and click rename
12.Un-high light it hit back space to delete the .txt and rename to .htaccess
13. Check you wp-dashboard, the message about your back up folder being visible to the public should be gone.

P.S. You did exactly what it told you to do, you moved the .htaccess file from wp-content-plugins-wp-dbmanager to home/yourdomain/public_html/wp-content/backup-db

The Worksteam

Learn what Ann Sieg, Curt Johnson, Wendy Mills and Carolin  Hauser have in common.

Honest, no hype  MLM Marketing Training and Business Training for people with no downline or people with a huge downline, and for people who are wanting the residual income and the dream life that a successful Network Marketing or home based Internet Business can bring.

The Worksteam is a great way to learn all the skill you need. You’ll learn leadership skills, business skills, communication skills and all the attraction marketing techniques you need to be a successful Network Marketer or Homebiz Owner.

You will learn form real people who have been there and done it.You will learn how to attract people to you, make sales, keep friends, run  a successful home based business and lead a large team.

Whether you are a “traditional” Network Marketer, or Homebis Owner or a “non traditional one or somewhere in between, the Worksteam will give you ( and your team) EXACTLY the type of training you need to make a success in this industry.


  • Are you tired of hitting on friends and family ?Are you wanting people to come to you and ask you to join your business?
  • Are you wanting to get beyond break even or even out of debt?
  • Do you want to work with people who are self motivated and ready to roll up their sleeves?
  • Need personal mentoring and hand holding along the way?

WE COVER THIS- AND MUCH MUCH MORE…………

You get additional live mentoring with Curt Johnson (mlm veteran and marketing genius).

In case you don’t know who Curt is, he is the founder of the Worksteam and the mastermind group that helped Ann Sieg create the Renegade Network Marketer.

Its as personal as it gets!

Network Marketers form ALL COMPANIES and Homebiz Owners form ALL INDUSTRIES can join.

Business etiquette applies, no pitching to each other- we are a save environment and we are here for training and learning to grow our businesses into hugely successful  business ventures.

To join our team and get free training, fill out the short easy form below. You’ll be given access to this weeks free live training session, here you can check us out and decide if we are the right fit for you (and your team).

You will be emailed instruction on how to get going ASAP.



See you there!

To your Success.

Carolin

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Here is what people say about working with Carolin:

"Timing is so crucial. If you want catch a train that is heading for Success Town, hook up with Carolin Hauser NOW. She is a rising star in the industry, and like many other stars I have worked with, there will come a time when she will no longer be looking for new people in her "inner circle." Carpe Diem. Carolin has that rare combination of competency, leadership, creativity, and is simply FUN to work with. You won't be let down or disappointed.

- Coach Curt http://www.coachcurt.com

" When you decide to take a course, you hope its not boring and that you will learn something beneficial. If its a good course, everyone, not just you, will have learned something beneficial. However, when its a great course, not only will everyone have learned something but they will have been touched and/or changed in some way by the experience. This course was the latter. Not only did it help me to make a major decision in the direction I wanted to pursue my business but each of the other course members voiced similar decisions. These decisions, we agreed, were firm, take action decisions and not just shallow hopes and dreams. It is rare and indeed special when this happens. Carolin has constructed what appears to be a simple, run-of-the-mill class. In actuality, she has crafted a thought provoking look at yourself and how you relate to and run your business. The old adage applies, "You can't judge a book by its cover!"


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"If you are looking for future orientated qualities such as loyalty, honesty and a positive and visionary attitude – simply the ability to lead without leaving anybody behind – this is the person to connect with. I enjoy every minute of working with her…"


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