A Cruel Surprise: 30 Days Abundance, Day 25

Corona Virus Covid-19 Small Business Relief Fund:

It feels as though history is repeating itself. The news reports that large corporations were given the money first and now the Small Business Relief Fund has run out of money. (According to national standards, any company that employs 500 or fewer employees are considered small businesses.) Listen to my audio story below and you will see why I say history is repeating itself.

Balance

The wind’s direction can change at any time without notice.

Walk lightly, but always maintain your balance. By standing firm, you know that you are now prepared to withstand the shaky ground or storm that will eventually come your way.

It turned out that I never received the $150,000. reimbursement funds dedicated to building another salon as I was promised by Metro. I was told that they ran out of funds that were dedicated to the Small Business Relief Fund. Does this sound familiar?

But for this time around I have learned my lesson. I choose not to concentrate on things I have no control over… instead, I want to think about things that I can do to make a difference. If I adopt this attitude, and only after I’m able to think out of the box, I know that a window will open up and my creativity and resourcefulness will kick in. This is the way to keep my power within me…not to weaken my power by giving it away to outside sources. Now, take action!

It’s not too late to catch up…

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 20 Build Your Community

Day 21 Score: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 22 Friendship: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 23 Happiness: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 24 Keiko’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

Keiko’s Journey: 30 Days Abundance, Day 24

I was happy when mother told me that we will be leaving Japan to travel to the US to spend the summer with my Grandmother. It was exciting for me to be in a new country where I met my Grandmother and my cousins. Then mother told me that we will not be returning to Japan. US is my new home. She told me to forget about Japan and study hard to learn to speak the English language. I was devastated and felt deceived by my own mother.

I made this book trailer video using the I-Movie Program on my Mac Computer. Take a look!

Thank you for letting me share the story of my brave mother… a woman before her time. Can you share with me the memory of your mother?

It’s not too late to catch up…

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 20 Build Your Community

Day 21 Score: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 22 Friendship: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 23 Happiness: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 24 Keiko’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

Happiness: 30 Day Abundance, Day 23

Let’s study the word Happiness.

I created a fun worksheet for you. You can get it here.

Happiness is an attitude. Youmake a choice as to whether a sense of joyfulness or doom and gloom will surround you each day.

YOUR TASK – Empower yourself and turn every day into a happy day.

YOUR AHA! MOMENT – It’s like magic! When you are happy, the people you touch are happy too!

The question, “What Makes Me Happy” seems so easy to answer but it really takes deep soul searching to bring it to the surface. Once you are able to articulate them, It’s important to document your findings by writing them down. Consider this a work in progress that will need periodic updating.

I love to hear from you. When you share your ideas and thoughts, it gives me the fuel to come up with more content to share with you.

Here’s how to see the back issues:

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 20 Build Your Community

Day 21 Score: 30 Days of Abundance

Day 22 Happiness: 30 Days of Abundance

Friendship: 30 Day Abundance, Day 22

I hope you will enjoy watching the two videos that I posted below. When viewing them, think about the word FRIENDSHIP. Today, take a few minutes and get in touch with a few close friends and casual acquaintances. Both groups will appreciate hearing from you.

Friendship

Always walk while holding hands, just like you did in kindergarden.

Reach out to your friends. You receive an equal amount of responses from both your friends and your acquaintances. When that happens, it will demonstrate how powerful connections can be established with sincere and random acts of thoughtfulness.

It’s been a while since I last saw my photographer friend, Eugene. We worked on a couple of projects and I respected his photography skills plus I’ve enjoyed our time together. Two weeks ago, I received a surprise email from Eugene with two videos embedded on the page. Thank you Eugene, I am sharing these videos for people to enjoy!

This video is from the residents of Aegis Assisted Living in Mercer Island. You can tell for sure that their friendships are strong.

This video was made by Japanese artists in New York City.

Have a wonderful Saturday. I will see you on Monday!

Enjoy Every Day of Abundance!

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 20 Build Your Community

Day 21 Score: 30 Days of Abundance

SCORE: 30 Day Abundance, Day 21

The only way something gets done is when it gets counted. I read this statement in a book a long time ago, and it stuck into my head all these years.

Score

Anything that gets counted is more likely to be completed.

Try keeping score on everyday things you take for granted. If your score does not improve over time, it’s time to make adjustments. You will never feel lost in life if you know where you came from, where you are, and how much further you want to go.

I’ve created a simple downloadable questionnaire for you, “How to Become a Great Money Custodian”. Download it here.

A testimonial from a SCORE business client that I mentor:

“I’m so glad that you suggested that I make a monthly budget for myself. I always felt as though I was short on money but now, I feel like I have enough and more”.

I know that you have your own ideas and tips on what’s working for you. I’d love to hear your success tips on money management. We can all learn a lot from each other right?

Enjoy Every Day of Abundance!

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 20 Build Your Community

Build Your Community: 30 Days Abundance, Day 20

I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful women through my participation in Master Mind groups that are focused on art and business. I love the weekly meetings where we share positive ideas and learn the latest in marketing and technology skills.

Build Your Community

It takes vision and leadership to bring about closeness within a community.

What is the one thing you can do to bring people together?

YOUR AHA! MOMENT

The realization that there is nothing more rewarding than bringing diverse groups of people together to work towards a common cause.

Meet Marisa Cummings

I shared with you my admiration for Marisa Cummings, an artist and a business owner of a company called “CREATIVE THURSDAY”. She is offering creative facial masks made from fabrics that she designed. Can you guess which two masks I ordered?

“I’ve put together a collection of 8 favorite designs to start. Who knows how long masks will be a new fashion trend? but I intend to continue to infuse joy in as many places as I can.”

It’s hard to know how long this opportunity will be available, so be sure to get your mask right away. Throughout April 2020, a portion of the proceeds the sales of face masks will be donated to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response. Click here to Shop New Masks (Due to high demand masks are on a 10-15 business day turnaround).

Listen to Marisa’s podcasts where she shares her ideas about life, creativity, business, and joy. You can listen here.

As always, i’d love to hear your feedback and ideas. Please leave your comments below.

Enjoy Every Day of Abundance!

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 19 Learner: 30 Days of Abundance

Learner: 30 Days of Abundance, Day 19

Lifelong learning in small incremental steps will keep you growing your whole life. At a certain point, you will start teaching what you learned.

Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher. – Confuscius-

What you know today is not enough to keep you on top in this fast-moving world. Try this. Pick up any item you own and then look at it again tomorrow. How old is it and will it still be relevant in the days to come? Keep learning, try new things, and watch yourself grow. YOUR AHA! MOMENT … You find that the more you learn, the more you know. You will want to continue learning even more!

My Daily Practice

For the past year, I’ve been spending 15-30 minutes daily to draw and paint in my art journals. I made a Time-Lapse video of my art journals for you. By the way, making a time-lapse video using your iPhone is quite simple. I put it all together in a program called Animoto. I’m taking advantage of this downtime to learn new technology skills.

I’d love to hear what new things you are learning during this downtime. Also if you are engaged in some kind of daily practice, please share your story with us.

Enjoy Every Day of Abundance!

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 18 In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance

In the Dark Cave: 30 Days of Abundance, Day 18

Unfair labeling and bullying can leave a traumatic effect on the psychology of children. Being abused for something they are not responsible for can leave a deep and lasting scar of shame in them that the stories are never revealed to others … not even to their parents. Listen to my story in the audio tape below.

Here is the card I pulled this morning … BRAVE. It always amazes me how each one of the cards in my Magical Mindshift card deck immediately leads me to a recollection of memories in my head or a new idea that I can take steps on.

Brave

When you get backed into a corner, it feels like a scary tiger is blocking your way. Show that you brave. Stand firm and face your problems rather than run away and hide. The tiger is only a paper tiger, SO PUNCH THROUGH HIM! See… That wasn’t so hard, was it?

What did you get out of this story? Can you give some examples of how the same thing is happening today and people are being unfairly labeled?

Enjoy Every Day of Abundance!

If you’re getting started late or joining us in the middle of these 30 Days of Abundance, here’s a quick list of what I’ve covered so far. I hope you’ll go back and find inspiration wherever it feels like a good fit for what’s happening in your life!


Welcome! DAY 1 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 2 Self-Love: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 3 Scared: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 4 Less is Best: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 5 Change: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 6 Small Business: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 7 Organization: 30 Days Abundance

DAY 8 Angels: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 9 Leaders Who Inspired Me: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 10 Serenity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 11 Global Connection: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 12 Hero’s Journey: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 13 Sola & Beah’s Plea: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 14 Creativity: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 15 Diversity & Attitude: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 16 Magical Moments: 30 Days of Abundance

DAY 17 Your Gifts: 30 Days of Abundance