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Who are you?

So now comes the question of Who are you?

How will you even find out? Can you afford not to find out before you race ahead or go forward step by step as you find out?

People are often hung up on results. There is a ‘needs to be shown you are improving, or not’ attitude influencing decisions.The foundations of which are like a jelly that covers rocks.  You will either bounce, sink in or hit rock bottom and go ouch.

Tamper with this bit a little more and tinker with that bell until the sounds resonate within the empty space getting the sound “just right”.

Know the feeling of getting the internal spaces ready for the incoming crowd. Then realising you have not got the floor down, or the back wall up of the area the crowd are expected to be entertained within? Or the food prepared and kitchen clean. The front lawn or garden beds and pot plants watered, plucked free of weeds. The procrastination list will just keep going on. Continuously. Just keep adding to it and that real you will not really be found.

Why do I know this?

It’s a long story so I will shorten it for you. The easiest way to explain it is for you to experience something. So I am going to introduce you to Jay and Stuart. That is, when you trust me.

If you are already trusting me then let me know.

There is no reason to go split testing anything.

You either do offer the trust or reserve the right to think about it some more. Simple as that.

Me. And my invitation.

When I was first invited to have a look at this private community I trusted the person who sent me the invitation. Actually I still do trust that person.

What I did not do was trust within myself that what I was seeing I understood. Effectively turning something simple and just as I found it, into a major time consuming jigsaw puzzle.

Life had been good, then hard as it progressed on into a dire category. There must be something, somewhere that would tell me so.

There was.

Two merging colours blending into and through different parts of the same level.

1) For me it was the gut feeling. A faith of sorts as I had seen, asked, and seen again. Was it still too good to be true? It was and still is. Was I going to be true to what I had been shown though? Do not get me wrong… all this sorting out and stuff. Yeah there were some rough patches. There was slippery ground and I have had to learn to move fast as overwhelm avalanches threatened.

2) That ingredient was called trust. Trust within myself. For those who are familiar with my story of how and why they understood. Maybe did not like what they saw, as just finding who I was, where I came from was difficult for them to do. Essentially having no memory from a truck impact does that to people. The support networks, while being amazing, also were a stranglehold on the me under there.

If you know anything about many of the affiliate marketers they are professionals who will either rely on gut feeling or will totally go nuts with split testing to the ‘inth’ degree and sometimes more. People fall into these two categories as well.

Which are you?

With a new sense of purpose in your life are you a do or dare personality? We will find out soon.  And you already have your answer.


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Come on down and visit the Churchill Market 3842

What is at the Churchill Market?

Churchill Lion’s Club Monthly Market is for all ages and everyone. Come and see what the stalls have on offer.

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Visit the Churchill Market 3842

It’s great to see all the new marketer, the growing range of quality products.  The stalls include a range of handmade goods, arts and crafts, plants and food. An excellent wide range of fresh, local, produce and seasonal foods.

Along with others that have brought recycled and looking for loving homes goods.

Entertainment and much, much more as you will see belong in the ever growing list of stalls who are there.  The Churchill Pub has a foyer.  We are half the carpark away and yet the bands, musicians and singers are heard.  Seeing the kids dancing, or rocking to the music is a treat and enjoyed.

Located at the Churchill Hotel Carpark  more general information is through this link 

Stalls that have been at the Churchill Market
    The list of Goods, services and produce on offer at Churchill Market will be filled out after the first inaugural Churchill Market  which is today.  Send an email in If I have missed any please.

Art and craft

    Button Ladies
    CNC Metal Craft
    Sandra’s Knits


    Clearly Delicious
    Flynstead Country
    Hope Farm
    Mertle Grove Farms and Produce
    Waterwheel Orchards

Children’s activities

    Bonni Bouncers
    Di’s Kid’s
    Fizzy face

Garden things like plants, tools and services.

    The Budda’s Garden Nursery
    CNC Metal Craft
    Cols Plants

Natural Naturals

    Flynstead Country

Forage and Find

    Di’s Kid’s

Home Products

    CNC Metal Craft
    Flynstead Country

Health and wellbeing products

    Flynstead Country

Community Groups

Many of the vendors at one market will also be seen at another market. Say a quick “Hello” to them and make their day when you get the chance and they are not busy. You may be surprised when at another market they recognise you as well. You see you took the time to offer a welcome voice, a smile and some positive energy. The vendors do remember these simple courtesies.

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Heading to the inaugural Churchill Market 3842

Fancy coming to the inaugural Churchill Market is a new market being held at the Churchill hotels Car Park, Balfour Place, Churchill, 3842. The date : Saturday 16th May 2015. Run through the Churchill Lions this market is formally known as “The Churchill Lions Club Monthly Market.  The proceeds of which go to a variety of local charities. Among which the Camp Quality one that helps children with cancer.

Who should go to this inaugural Churchill Market?

Simply everyone as this is a family event. Provision has been made for the wheelchair, other mobile impinged as well as pram access.  Ask the people in the fluorescent shirts for assistance.

General running information for the inaugural 2015 Churchill Market
  • For the public

Everyone is invited to this market.  Access this month may be a bit tricky, please refer below. Churchill Markets is to be a monthly market. Held on the third Saturday of each month.

  • For marketers

Open for business time for the stall holders is eight am.

Stall holders send in an application to the committee. The management committee are an incorporated association.  Independent of the Churchill Pub and the Latrobe City Council.

Looking at the Churchill Pub’s car park later on this market will house the same amount of stalls that the Mirboo North market currently accommodates.

Getting into the Churchill Market

The Latrobe City Busses runs  for both coming into and leaving Churchill run right past the Market area.

The road works around the main Balfour Place and Woolworths Store car park will make gaining entry for many visitors a bit of a hassle this month. Although soggy with rain the green sloping, nearly five meters in height, embankments up to the car park on the Philip Parade side will be tempting to use for the visitors.

In the past

Previously there have been other markets held in Churchill. Other places that have been held have been in the previous what was the Churchill Mall [now demolished] as well as in the Hazelwood South Hall.

Details for the Churchill lions Club Monthly Market may change from time to time.  Please feel free to talk to one of the people in the bright safety vests on the day or get in touch with the event organiser.  Either of these measures will help circumvent misinformation.

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Gluts Of Fruit And Vegetables

Gluts Of Fruit And Vegetables Later – Gluts Of Fruit And Vegetables Later Season Come. Seasons Go That Bring Gluts Of Fruit And VegetablesLater Heralding The Mad ‘time pressed’ season’s Yearly ArrivalI Make Jams and Chutneys time “from the garden to kitchen”process. 

Gluts of fruit and vegetables later each new season heralds in the Mad ‘time pressed’ season. Season’s come and seasons go where each, and every year, there are gluts of fruit and vegetable produce. What do people do with the excess when you have the time and ability to make jams and chutneys? When the families kitchens are full, friends have enough the spares to fill the orders were taken to work.

In this post Susan Lewis speaks from experiences of home grown foods and home based cooking for families.  While traveling the markets in Victoria Susan was surprised at how far advanced the ‘picking, producing, presentation, to the packing ‘ the products was. And off to market the people went.   Later in the post the mention of one side of marketing these products  was missing.  Just as it was in the early physical product marketing that Susa was introduced to in 1987. Note that family special traditions, and practices, have been excluded as each family has different tastes.

That is what happened in the 1990’s while working. Then the next year as the time for jams and chutneys rolled around there was ‘the’ friendly reminder of “When are you going to bring…!” That is when the realization that there was something in this “from the garden to kitchen cooking process. That people wanted and

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Capsicums for the chutneys Cowwarr Country Kitchen may have in their recipe

appreciated homegrown, cooked and preserved tastes. Then from the cooking pot to shelves. Just whose shelves were the question.

Now at the fully functioning  Cowwarr Country Kitchen, massive amounts of fruits and vegetables are harvested or brought in enabling the stacks of jars to be filled with delicious freshly prepared jams and chutneys.  And the produce does not stop there.

Moving on we now have more coming every market

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A couple who relocated and formed the Cowwarr Country Kitchen produce. Worth their weight in Gold Dust too.

Moving into the house on the corner, the opportunity to grow what was needed while looking for something this couple could do with their time. Continuing to make the homegrown foods and produce were blossoming into a definite possibility. Since 2001 “Cowwarr Country Kitchens ” has been registered with the Wellington Shire Council.

Being registered was another starting point in the life of taking the produce out from the cooking pot and onto the every growing market. Although by choice the local markets near Cowwarr are the ones that you will find what you are looking for.

As the markets become busier heading through into a spring to autumn season so too will the knowledge of this quiet little corner stall in the Heyfield market.

What to do with the gluts of fruit and vegetables

How to handle gluts of fruit and vegetables has many people checking ut wide ranges of projects. From preserving and storing crops right through to delicious recipes such as stewed apple freezes where the apple surplus is pressed and the juice is frozen. Fruity butters or encased within cheeses the sweet preserves are easy to make.

And the Cowwarr Country Kitchen based in the Wellington Shire of Victoria, Australia just keeps producing those terrific, real Australian traditional homestyle fruit and vegetable jams and chutneys.

Occasionally there are complaints rife about of these “gluts of fruits and vegetables being as monumental as the ones about ” Crops not worth gathering. ” Really it all depends on your perspective. Knowing that fruit and vegetable ‘gluts’ are followed through with scarcity.complicates matters even more.  On practice that’s like having empty shelves where the bottles would be and spending hours back in the kitchen  Or having way too much-unsold product being constantly handled  and shifted to and from the market still. In the rain, heat and wind.   While you tend to customers that move in. I’ve been in various similar situations.

The word for this was ‘expeditor.’ “You are an expeditor” a customer once stated and I set up the balloons stall  at 4am in the morning.  Running late as the baby needed feeding before I could do anything further. Knowing I’ve been in various similar situations.  Highlights and fun times while being tied down to a table sized area and a table in front of you rather restricts your view.

What was found that although being an expeditor was fun there were the not so fun times gradually taking hold. Another windy day, rain was falling. No crowds, Too many crowds all going on their way.  These seasonal changes would hold us back as the system of emails had not been very strong.  Monthly newsletter were printed and posted out.

You know there was an easier way to bring in the returns.  People like us just needed to figure out constructive ways to move forward.  And all the excuses under the sun just does not do that.

Pre-order system for the gluts of fruit and vegetables

Arrive emailing!   Just as we as a family had a truck come through the van I was driving emailing had arrived.  Business wanted to keep in contact [ and spy on their competitors]  Now instead of a physical catalog the email caterlog began to arrive in post boxes.

People have the option to add their email detail s with their pre-orders.  Come along, tap the card to the phone in a pick up and pay, or arrange the online prepayment system.  Either way how many marketers know that when people arrive they go home with extras from your market stall.   Actions that put marketers one step further up in the split / days takings.

Since many markets, shows and festivals as for a percentage of the days takings everything is able to be printed out,  Pre-orders for today’s sales.

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CNC Machine Operators Go To Market

CNC = Computer Numerical Control.

The folks behind Z and N Custom CNC Cutting work to “make things with machines”.  More commonly known as Metal Art and Craft.

As you walk around the site there is quite a selection laid out for purchase.

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Horseman riding the range Z & C Custom CNC Cutting Work

Standing there seeing the various cut pieces the saying that “Art is a gift – that echos – quietly.” came to mind. Once these pieces are in place hanging outside as wall art or inside as bold as brass in place there really is not much maintenance to do to them.  The antiquated weathered look would match where these pieces were placed.

While there a customer came forward. Looking at the horseman within the oval you see there are rifles on either side. This customer thought this one would be appropriate for the gated entrance. Would it be possible to change the guns for a dog head? Say one like a Rottweiler!

Many more Designed, pre-cut or made to your order..

Among the many 2 d shapes, from hand size to carry carefully its a heavy one size. laid out are the dolphins, deer with full sets of antlers, the calves and cows,  horses, and horsemen, swordfish.

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Dolphins that skin the seas waves. These are CNC Cut Metal art.

Of course if you are into modes of transport there are the known brands, the vintage cars truck, tractors or motobikes and of course the horses.  Heritage, vintage and modern.

Welcome ones that go well with the Tooheys or Carlton Draught signs.  Just right for the man shed!

Check out  “Z & N CNC Cutting Work

The Metal decor in both the Heyfield [ middle of Heyfield] on the first Saturday of the month. And of course the Latrobe Markets [ aka Morwell markets] along the Latrobe Road on every Sunday.


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Survive And Take Ideas To Market

Work out a way to survive fully. To get through it.Know that ” People Survive, yet still be crippled for their trouble” – Scott Westerfeld. With invisible injuries and a covering of scares what else is there to do?

Read the post.  To the end. This is a part of my own story 25 years on.Sharing this is not for my benefit.  Wake up and smell the roses.  Enjoy your freedom.  You have a choice to choose .

Now think about why you would ” your idea to market.  What would happen if you don’t?  Why? Would you give up the fight?  Who would be negatively impacted upon if you did succeed getting your idea out there.  Then really look at that person.  The memory.  The knowledge that you have gained.  Do they really need to be in your circle of influence.

Survival for many people involves something terrible happening right now. Something that others can see, act on, assist with or walk away from. What happens when the person appears normal? Over time have learned to cover up personality ‘sink holes’ where they are not competent at coping. One common way of coping is to give diversity tactics a workout. So much so that the pattern of behaviour then becomes accepted as the norm.

For myself there were years of not being aware of not coping in an everyday situation. Communication with adults became an area of immense effort. So much, so that when I wanted to communicate adults could not understand what was needed to be said, how to say what I wanted to say nor how to interpret the answer. Essentially there were no ways of measuring the effectiveness of my communication. Simply because thee was no base line there with which to measure things like this with.

Following is the reason. In 1991, a truck impacted on my vehicle. Initially, the bruising was slight while at the accident. Nearly eight weeks later the last of the external bruising had nearly disappeared. The vans right side crushed in around me. During the associated whip lash time the head went forward and met the loosened visor thing that was down . Impact on both the right and the left temporal region damage has been observed and not recorded at the time. Nearly twenty years later a behaviour mycologist finally recognised what I was saying to him had occurred. I showed him pictures of the accident that were finally given to me via a second lawyer obtaining them

Mind you apparently nothing was damaged. No tests were performed. Nor x-rays taken. However, from what I can understand several things have possibly occurred medically. Damage to both the right and left temporal area and to the Medulla Oblongata area has occurred.

Of the temporal areas the right side experiences a verbal and non verbal language impairment. I have not much idea on the immediate verbal although I do remember telling the only dirty jokes I ever told right the way through to the punch line. Causing the ambulance assistant to laugh. So I learned to distract from certain painful circumstances. In this case particularly my own. Comprehension of language was also affected as now I had a difficult time understanding what was being said by people around me or talking to and with me.

Although I could speak to what extent that speech was articulated to an adult I do not remember. I have clear memories of always needing to go to sleep during a conversation as the concentration was difficult to keep up with what was being expressed. Instead I looked at other things as I was easily distracted. Where as before I could do things for hours until they were completed. To this day I have difficulty seeing things through except with great effort.

Dr Susses books allowed me to read with a rhythm. That rhythm was sun and kept the children amused. I would ask them the meanings of the pictures and what they thought of the words. Often they would read the words or the pictures to me as a goodnight activity. However like the spoken language the written language was impaired. The understandable meaning and the syntax was lost. To this day show me something and I am bound to give you a completely off the cuff and way out meaning for something that is shown to me. Even my descriptions are often not applicable to the situation.

the first part of the brain to develop [medulla oblongata or the survival part of your brain] went into overdrive. The end effect was the medulla oblongata blocked painful memories. The problem was that to block the painful ones it had to block all memories as it did not understand what type was what.

At that stage in my life, our family was young in age. As a family, we ended up in an isolated mountainous region of the Southern Alps in Victoria, Australia. Literally, there was so little outside contact for the first six months that other than a close one family of previously known friends other people did not know I, nor the children existed. A mountain was in the way of television reception, so the videos were the only thing seen. They were children’s cartoons and young primary school educational videos.

Eventually, a second car was able to be got meaning I was able to take the children and myself to church, playgroup and drop one off to Brownie Guides. If there were petrol for the car, I could travel another hour and be in a local Country Woman’s Association meeting with older folk. That is if I had a babysitter for the children. However, as I seemed to be ‘away with the fairies’ most of the time people thought I was taking illicit drugs. Understandably people therefore never asked. And I never thought to tell them. The connections were not made and thus the false ‘truths’ of peoples opinions had no meaning to me. The truth of the matter was that the euphoria I was living within for over seven years was another side effect of damage to the left temporal region.

The survival brain was doing its protective role very well. It, paired with the temporal damage caused memory skill damage. Blocking out out all who were part of my family. All the family experiences as well as their health records and issues and all the nursing experience I had. The temporal damage caused a loss of comprehension yes. However even though the word memory was preserved from many different places and experiences within the 31 years of my life at that date the comprehension of those words was not computing. Effectively I knew the word… just not what it meant nor where to use it and when. To this day I have two favourite book types. One of these types is the Dictionary and a thesaurus. The other type is connected to my faith. And again I will see different connections than most people.

All the other schooling I had and associated life experiences. The management of office procedures, management of various businesses and business methods. Along with customer relations, people to people communication methods. All easily reached experiences, knowledge and skills were gone until reminded of their existence. What was reinforced were children’s communication methods, expectations and understanding because of that. Which, of course, satisfied the Autistic tendency of having one part of yourself stay at a child’s level and as a child.

For instance, as we were travelling around set to paint faces and sell balloons once the paintbrush was in my hand and I started to paint the children’s face and hands things were done intuitively. Afterwards, I would sleep deeply. During which memories would surface and I could then build on them. The new memories were ‘allowed’ to be connected up with the old hidden memories.. Also communication with adult skills on a one on one basis, a social basis and communication in the written format. What I learned was to be in control and no one asked why.

Therefore, the survival part of the brain was not challenged. Should it be challenged then to act ‘flippantly’ was easier than to try to understand what someone was explaining. Settling for the second meant a painfully slow process of working out ‘which part went where.’ What threaded skills, experiences, knowledge and even talents together. There would always seem to be gaps. The thing is during that time I did not know there were gaps. Until I fell into them that is!

At that stage, a mad scramble would occur. Working out where and what were the gaps as well as just how deep they went took time and energy.

As I have improved the need to sleep through things and reduced. Not gone away altogether as there are still challenges arising. Just not daily nor every hour now.

Instead what happens is that the intuition starts to come alive a few days before the sinkhole starts to open. Maybe I see the cracks under the ice now. Instead of stomping on blindly I start to slow down and look around. Maybe even have time to disperse my ‘mental weight’ so that there is less damage if I should fall through the shaky surface I was traversing. That there is time to absorb what the other person is trying to tell me. If I can, I will also ask for ‘time out’. Not in a bad mood with the other person. Actually, in a ‘no mood.’

You see I joined a company that had a boot camp video series in a time of my life when I had reached a plateau. My mind needed something more, and I saw this and thought ‘why not’ give this ago. What I found in the boot camp was the beginning of major changes. Part of which were expectations that needed to be met. For myself behaviour modification. I could stay as I was or move forward. Accept the situation was staying the same or take a chance and challenge the change. Looking back on it challenging the change has actually been at times painfully pleasurable! Other times like a cat chasing its tail. Even with the knowledge that there will be tricky times ahead I am finally looking forward to obtaining my ‘own’ personal dream. To join who I was and who I am no together. Filling in the gaps and moving

forward dream. The strategies, the ups and the downs included. Depths of my own self and the experience that have made myself ‘me’ have been found, checked out, taken apart and put back together again.

After nearly one year, there have been many things learned other than this. Since the accident, there has also been the introduction of computers and the internet into people lives. Mine as well. My personality wants to take things apart, discover how they work and put them back together then utilise them. With the internet the social media side of things particularly. However, there were often areas left alone as they needed other knowledge I just did not have. Going back to that perfect thing this meant that I would have to either work it out myself and not disclose that I was infallible! or ask someone. And that meant communicate with them in a way they understood. So you keep the circle of influence small. Forever limiting the circle of influence to those who either did not ask questions you could not answer immediately.

Or who you knew would accept you for who and what you were and could give to them. There are many ‘predators’ out there so after several encounters the tendency to hide becomes paramount. Ands so the circle tightens.

Very few people waited for your answer to be connected and worked through. Time was of an essence and had to be managed. People get left behind if they cannot keep up with the pace of change. Now stubbornness is practised.

Meanwhile, I was attempting to put together another website. However, there was another disconnect to work through. The statistics pointed to people arriving and going again. The more I pushed the things out into the netisphere the more people were reached and the more people disengaged.

Then came Google and Facebook compliance requirements. That really though the spanner in the works. Putting myself way out of my memory capacity depth and understanding. Thankfully at that frustration point a friend had the knowledge to assist. This friend also had the patience, tolerance and mostly the foresight to realise there was something not right. What I was capable of just was not happening.

So there, I was mucking things up again thinking I knew what I was doing. Just the same as the people at the further education place, I approached, years after the accident thought I was able to do: write. However the damage done via the impact was still there. Very diminished writing ability had occurred. In fact the recognition of not having structure within my sentences [aka syntax] was only part of a wider writing problem. Structure foe anything written without guidelines what magnified through the short and medium memory loss time.

When I tried to point out to them that I had no memories of how to write the attitude was ‘you will cope’. I did. I just did not understand what it was, nor why I was doing something, nor how to put things together in order for others to understand what it was that was being said.

Today things are different. During the bootcamp time I wrote a meta story. Through that the realisation of a need became apparent an so I asked for healing. Things are not sent that will overburden you. At the right time for you the healing will be there. However there must be an openness to accept the healing for what it is and when it is. Plus an ability to take responsibility for that healing and thus own it. My responsibility today was to accept that I am responsible for the communication I give out. Also responsible for the misinterpretation of any communication I set forth. That being a big ask. The initial steps include the written communication process. The other will be worked upon as and when they need to be. One thing at a time or I simply become confused and the cycle, although shortened, begins again.

Let me put it to you like this. Since you are reading this far what this friend explained today has worked. I have covered the

* objective of writing this post is to increase your awareness in this aspect. That although a challenge, people with Post Traumatic Shock Syndrome are often unaware of how the coverups that they put forward affect their own, and those around them, lives and self-worth.,

* how to read what may be missing in times when the other person is unable to communicate with you. In that, what they are saying and what you think they are saying are two different things. Even if they come across as knowing what to do.

* resources required to achieve the ‘how to’ [ an understanding of how to understand what memory loss is like when you are on the periphery. Someone has to understand because simply the person with it is not understanding and has a slim if any, knowledge of that fact.

*and I have reached my target audience. You.

In conclusion:

You are a work in progress.  A beautiful work that is perfect as far as perfect goes.  Accept that and the face that ever person has a flaw. or a hundred.  Or more.  When you survive what ever it was that impacted upon your time, your life and started to wonder through your life with a wrecking ball remember that you are you.   No one else.  You are a survivor.


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Who is looking out for you?

Somewhere, someone is looking out for you? 
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When someone is looking out for you the purposes may be different from what you expect.  The needs and reality may will be different to yours.

Reasons can be difficult and these reasons wait for you.  Hopes and expectations.

Ask yourself  “Who would be looking out for you today?” Those that are looking out and waiting for you are three different types.

1) those closely to you, Family members and even animals [ people in fur coats]

2) People known to you – friends, relatives, and colleagues.

3) People within the same community that you are within.

4) Your business rivals and competitors.

5) People not known to you -customer, anyone you do not know or even know about yet.   They might be passing by or just hanging around the corners

Different people have different reasons to be there waiting.  Looking out for you.   Some for love, others for hearing and seeing your Dreams come alive, see happiness in process, others for their very own personal reasons… and even looking out for their new meal

The reasons are many and as varied as possible.  You or them may have the answers sort. Waiting for your a promised result.  Be it from an interview, an exam, a meeting review.

What are people looking out for, you looking for anyway?

When you take something to your market are you the inspiration. You are representative of both your idea, as well as your ideals. Either in a positive or a negative way.  How people perceive you, what you have to offer and even how you make them feel comes down to an intangible about and through you.  Your energy level.  The power of your presence.  What you leave behind and how they miss your presence is also reflective with the energy you generate.

When you leave are they wondering about you or the income from what you are doing.  Are you always on the look out for you r next bonus or wage rise. Once a social piranha has been recognised their presence can be felt long after the actual physical person has gone.

Others are looking out for you so that they may have feedback or simply as they are waiting for your help.  Giving of the great ideas is one thing, however being an inspiration to others enabling their ideas to come through and surface, allowing the owner of that idea to have the credit and ownership is another thing altogether..

To be part of an inner circle is a privilege, not a right.

Once admitted into an inner circle those of the inner circle will lookout for you as well as you as well. That circle of influence becomes a standard benchmark from which to measure your effectiveness.

Each of the five points above have varying levels of commitment along with an appropriate balance of response expected. And they feel good when everything comes together.

Will what I have to offer be looked out for?

Take the response of your pet dog.  All it takes for Sox to meet and great is the knowledge that you love him, feed him, walk him and rub him down….  often. Okay, it is not expected that you do these same actions to your competitors, or even the people you haven’t met yet.

However, these people too will respond to your presence and energy.  Effectively your touch.  Your belief factors.  Your presence ambition, self-worth and response to their inquires.  What you have to offer will come secondary to their immediate needs.

Safely show them how to satisfy their unfilled needs and then your product, service or goods may be looked upon in a more favorable light.

You will know as when you meet them again it may be as though all the time they were actually looking out for you to return.

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Susan Lewis


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How do you measure your journey today?

Measure your journey.

First you need to know where you are heading to. What is there to measure your journey that give a clear sense of purpose, meaning and fulfillment.

The journeys measurement process  happens two ways.  A qualitative and a quantitative measurement process  where people see measurements from a qualitative measurement.  Seems as a very logical step as this is what people use as a stepping stone.

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Maffra Mardi Gras Madness A Success All Around

The Maffra Mardi Gras was  absolutely fun.  Reminded me so much of when I was a little kid and  we had spring festival carnivals.  Things like that.

Arriving in Maffra about two o’clock in the afternoon. Towing the pink trailer we left about  nine-thirty in the morning and arrived home late at night after a very slow trip home.

With all the Agricultural and Pastoral Shows, the Markets,  festivals and carnivals  I have been to I’ve never got to a Mardi Gras before. So this in itself was a new experience. So much alive energy was there.  The experience… what else other than fun.

The management know what they wanted.  Where to place peoples.  Effectively their efficiency helps make the whole experience very fluid and well run.

The #PopCorn4U trailer was set up. The smell of hot buttered freshly popped aromatic corn ready for eating just wafted along the street stalls and brought people there.

A few hours into the Afternoon the crowds gathered along the street. The parade had an ANZAC day theme.  The whole of Maffra and its surrounding districts knew someone in that parade.  many clubs, schools and business were there.

The bands across the road just kept playing on.  Except of course when the parade was happening or the best float prizes were being given out.

During break times talking to other stall holders was what was to be done.

After the Parade the lights on the trailer were turned on. Strange how people are attracted to lights.

As the dusk turned into evening , then night the people attending slowly changed.  Families took the young ones home to bed.  As the teens and young adults came out the Mardi Gras subtly changed.  Even the music from the afternoon was different.

Overall many things were quietly achieved by everyone concerned.

I’m going to another Mardi Gras soon.

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Susan Lewis

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Organisation is a Big Thing in Bootcamp

Progressive organisation………….
For me organisation always was an issue. Not to the extent of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder though. More along the lines of a personality preference. Even when working in the middle of what appears a mess to others I know where I have put that eraser. Sellotape or filed the what ever in the thinga me area over there under the book rack. Not that one. The other one!! Third from the left wall – second row in. That was before the computer entered my home and the papers went through the shredded and into the garden.

However using a calendar is simply writing in a journal with a date. One book three uses. Simple easy reference and a “One stop shop”. Ummm . Put it online though and I am simply lost. Have no idea where the thing is and so forth. Seems to be a bit of an organisational disconnect going on there.

After I started delving into a bootcamp training package up came the overwhelm. being so busy learning I started to sleep a lot. As well as sometime or other remember which part of the day was say and which was night. Easily done as I had literally worked shift worked all my life.

After I finally had everything sorted out there the 90 day video challenge looked interesting. With a BOOM in I went . Kind of thought “well now I am here what next do I do”.

So I took photos. Seriously shot videos for what turned out from October through to March. At a rate of one and a half a day. The thing is what do I now do with them all now. Most are on YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion just to get them off my computer… onto CD or USB and also into the cloud.

With the right bucket list know-how creating graphix, videos, landing pages, blog posts actually worked. One after another these things were completed and taken off the bucket lists. Finally I had connected to something that helped.

Here was the hint I saw and yet had not related it to what I was doing.

In Jays office [one of the co-founders] are five great big whiteboards. Then one of the other 90 day video challenge participants held up his whiteboard showing everyone his steps for the day to make that ones video.

Tom Breeze speaks about that organisation process for script reading / prompting in some of the Video training modules. Amazing information that I am still working through one piece at a time. So in the matter of mass organisation and restructure that section of things is being left to the side currently.

Gradually moving into another thrust of the setting up process
Instead the main thrust has been working with a webmaster in order to achieve what as a very new beginner I could nominally do. Create a web page. I could at least write a post. More on this later.

The webpage template I used for my blog was fun to do and so full of flaws it seems strange now utilizing this current one.

However there was a lot I learned during the processes and ongoing learning before I asked for help. Much of these were in the form of check lists.

That check list idea….
Now a check list is more than just jotted to do list for events today to hopefully happen. Jotted down notes are a wish list waiting to become a mess. Yes I found that out as hard way as well. Now there are lots of dated scribbles within books of ‘ideas to do’- even with notes and references for added information.

The next step was to sort out into a mind map what it was I wanted to achieve. having looked and found a few different things. Write a list of 101 things for myself and one for the business. Some things are different shades of the other. Other things definitly fall into the personal or business catergories.

So far there has been created a

    Mind map
    To do list
    Bucket list

All that was left was creating a plan of action. Later posts will refer to a “D.U.M.B and a S.M.A.R.T Plan of Action” as the calendar of events was gradually starting to fill up with everything to be achieved in order to reach the Susan Lewis Marketing primary ten year plan of action.

Simple. Yeah right.

However now that the foundations are laid everything worked through to get this far are also strong enough to be pretty flexible.

What brought this all about.

Simple really all I did was work my way through a bootcamp. In my case it was slowly work my way through the reaction to the intensity of what I now understand was bootcamp organisation.

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Susan Lewis