A Warm Welcome To The 'Balance in Life' Electronic Newsletter

Hi, I'm Martin, and I'm very happy to be sharing a little more about life in this free monthly newsletter.

Life is very precious as we all know. And it is a noble aim to get the most out of it. Each month you will find new content here - not seen elsewhere first. Read and think and enjoy!

There will be a mixture of material to get our teeth into. To help move our lives along if we so wish. To think about life if that is what we want to do. Or to just ponder and wonder about life's rich tapestry, and what it has to offer us.

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December 2009 Contents

So what do we have in store this month in this edition of 'Balance in Life'?

So let us get started on this months edition . . .


On a Lighter Note

Following on from the Lighter Note page on the website I thought I would provide just a few more quotes here each month.

Another chance to smile, to ponder, to think, to . . .

It is tha artist's job to create sunshine when there isn't any. Romain Rolland

The sum of behavior is - to retain a man's own dignity without intruding upon that of others. Francis Bacon

God knows that belief is more important that what we believe. Elizabeth Bibesco

A carnival is not a revolution. Howard Barker

Nothing can be created out of nothing. Lucretius

Diplomacy is letting someone else have your way. Lester Pearson

For every person wishing to teach there are thirty not wanting to be taught. W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. Georg Hegel

To govern is to choose. Duc de Levis

Who never knew the price of happiness will not be happy. Yevgeny Yevtushenko


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    Prose Corner

    Each month I will look through my notebooks and find a little bit of prose 'n poetry. Often written in a few minutes, so please don't expect Wordsworth, but hopefully these entries will provide a little interlude in your day. A chance to think and ponder, to daydream or to visualize, to perhaps see things in a different light.

    Please see what you think and let me know if it is useful or not - highlights some valuable points but in a lighter vein . . .

    Happy reading.

    Are you coming with me
    the future together we will see
    find out our dream
    more to life than ice cream
    and drinking all day long
    find peace in your life and be strong.


    Where is my patience in this busy world
    you are so slow has your life unfurled
    while mine is going along real great
    pity I do not know you feel I am arrogant


    Sky, trees, grass and plants
    so natural, stand tall, what a stance
    gives life energy, feel, heart and substance
    please open your eyes for just this instance.


    What makes you tick
    I see you each day and think
    what makes you so slick
    out of life's bowl we each day seem to drink


    Are you ready
    please hold steady
    do not get giddy
    or with life a bit fiddly

    find your true course
    comfortable within of course
    it will hold you in good stead
    from getting up until time for bed


    Have you not found your purpose
    what is it do you suppose
    to find strength and wisdom within
    to be comfortable in your own skin?


    Can we be strong
    be steady for how long
    keep control and be disciplined
    oh for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

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    New Developments and Sister Websites


    You may have noticed some new red links appearing on some of the web pages. Clicking through these links will offer you opportunities to have a say (AND a page on the website). These subjects will be expanding in the coming months.

    This is your chance to have a real say and contribute your thoughts, your feelings for the benefit of all visitors. Get your thinking caps on and help another visitor along the way.

    The following gives the first of the 'red links' I have created for you. Enjoy playing YOUR part in assisting others in this way

    comfort zone story

    YOUR favorite self development book

    YOUR critical thinking quotes

    over2you

    Feel free to offer your own thoughts and ideas - please just keep them focused on the subject of the page (there will be several more on different areas of topical interest in due course). Or see what others have shared and add comments to their input.

    I will keep you up to date with this exciting initiative as the months go by.

    Have your say and your presence on the Internet - YOUR very own web page. This is your chance.

    Don't be shy - we have been together some time now. Let me know what you would like to see on my websites and in this ezine. Contact me now.


    Sister websites

    I will continue to add focused content and expand the www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com website but I will also be building my other websites, too.

    My second website is www.successful-decision-making.com This is all about making decisions and to help you in making the right decisions for you.

    There has been a goodly number of developments - 50+ pages this month!! - please see the following example webpages:

    www.successful-decision-making.com pages

    Ability pages

    necessity**** pessimism**** practice**** strengths

    Attitude pages

    agreement is good**** commitment can distinguish**** a consistent basis**** being critical

    Challenge pages

    life of deception**** perseverance

    Consequences pages

    what is impulsiveness**** make mistakes

    Cooperation pages

    all be flexible**** idleness is just

    Decisions pages

    obstacles take on**** persistence**** transitions are good

    Indecision pages

    hopes**** personal power**** reassure

    Inspiration pages

    lucky**** perfection**** potential**** do we adapt**** encouragement is uplifting**** excellence is giving

    Life Changing pages

    the correct decision**** do you sacrifice**** originality our playground

    Perception pages

    humility**** loneliness**** guilt is real**** what can surprise**** adversity means**** emptiness of futility****

    Self Development pages

    all feel capable**** appreciation of life**** control**** magic**** we seek praise

    Situation pages

    luck follows

    Success pages

    is effort work**** discovery is wonderful

    Understanding pages

    danger exists**** to fulfill ourselves**** humility should be**** wants may prove

    Vision pages

    times of magic

    This site has moved past the 170 pages this month. Hope you enjoy all of the extra content. All best, Martin


    My third website is www.guide-to-managing-change.com which helps us all to handle change better and look at the consequences of change and the challenges involved.

    There has been a number of developments - nearly 40 more pages - please see the following example webpages:

    www.guide-to-managing-change.com pages

    Ambition pages

    determination is key**** our main priorities**** you need direction

    Challenges pages

    dignity has meaning

    Change pages

    beginning is hard**** do you establish

    Freedom pages

    clarity must be**** hope is**** in the flow**** individuality

    Guide pages

    we can examine

    Honesty pages

    our character**** honesty is best

    Imagination pages

    clarity**** creativity**** distinction**** examine**** innovation**** intuition**** my ideas

    Managing Change pages

    choice**** contrasts**** we dislike**** be flexible**** challenge of transition**** maintain our direction**** proper prior planning**** is caution part**** life without action

    Opportunity pages

    alter our situation

    Responsibility pages

    responsibility makes us**** what is sincerity

    Self Centered pages

    chance may play

    Solutions pages

    to make progress

    Vision pages

    do we adapt**** there are differences**** are we listening

    This site moved past 170+ pages this month. Hope you enjoy all of the extra content. All best, Martin


    My fourth website is www.everyday-wisdom-revealed.com which provides a resource looking at wisdom, insights, everyday knowledge - much of which we already know - which may have passed under our radar. Pop along for a read!

    Only online recently (I have been busy) and www.everyday-wisdom-revealed.com now has 150+ (one hundred and fifty) pages live for you to look at and browse through. The idea of the site is to have little snippets, an insight a page, easy to read, thought provoking but topical - something for everybody.

    Too many pages to highlight them all but check out the following, just to wet your appetite, and see what you think - and let me know ...

    the point

    My plan is for www.everyday-wisdom-revealed.com to have its own ezine - starting in January 2010. Sign up for this NEW free ezine by following this linkEveryday Wisdom Free Newsletter - sign up here


    My aim with these three four websites is provide a one-stop information and inspiration center to help support and assist us all through life. And help us all get the most out of our lives.

    Be a part of this exciting adventure - here and now!


    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    What's been happening on the website

    Recent developments on www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com

    If you look on the SiteMap page you will see a number of recent page additions.

    It has been another productive month. This month this site sails into the 200+ page mark. More content for you to enjoy.

    So now there are further pages for this website. If I may just point out the following examples:

    Qualities pages

    cool headed**** demanding**** dependable**** good humored**** humorless**** over critical**** prudent**** refined**** self conscious**** sensible**** strong minded**** trustful

    Our qualities are important to us. I hope you find some useful information and inspiration here.

    Please have a look and let me know if this is the sort of material you find interesting and useful.

    My next pages will be providing further content on different topics for the website.

    If you'd like to provide any feedback or comments please use my Contact Me page.

    RSS feed

    To get the latest website developments to your screen please subscribe to my RSS feed. You can either paste this address into your RSS reader

    http://www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com/Self-Esteem.xml

    OR

    on my Home Page please click on the RSS button, top left of the page, and follow the instructions.

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    Main Article

    Each month there will be an article, with fresh content, that goes into a subject in a little more detail. Perhaps give a different stance. Perhaps provide food for thought. Perhaps . . .

    This month more of a thought provoking theme.

    Have a successful attitude

    Success - be flexible, but be determined and persevere.

    If you want to achieve anything you need to be able to adapt to circumstances.

    You need to work hard. You need to be determined. You will need to persist with your actions.

    You will need to persevere, perhaps past what you would have done before.

    You want to be seen as an achiever, someone who starts something and carries it through to a conclusion, the finish.

    You want to be seen as someone who can be given responsibility and will put it off.

    You want to be someone who can be trusted and respected. For what they do and how they inspire others to excel too.

    You can be that person.

    Be flexible. Be yourself.

    Know that success does not grow on trees. Know that you have to work for it. But know that it can be yours.

    You have to be persistent. You have to stay on course. You need to know what you are going for.

    And do not quit.

    Get serious. Half-heartedness will not cut it. That will rarely do. Not if you really do want to get on.

    Know you can achieve. You can make your mark.

    Contribute to the success of your own life.

    Cast your doubts and fears aside - and start today!


    Hope you enjoyed it and found it beneficial. Martin

    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    Until the next edition of 'Balance in Life'

    So, that is all for this month - doesn't time fly! Again it has been a real pleasure spending time with you. I look forward to meeting up with you next month, at the beginning of January 2010!

    Wow a new year will be upon us. A time to both reflect on 2009 and a chance to look forward to another year - 2010.

    Many thanks to all of you who have been reading these ezines since number one came out a year ago now.

    In the meantime make the most of your life. Enjoy your days. And if you want to contact me about anything pertaining to self esteem and life then you know where to do so.

    May I just wish you all every success and hope that you find enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life in the coming years.

    All best from England, Martin

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