Archive for July, 2008

Thinking Logically
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Do you think outside the box?

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when
you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could
only be one passenger in your car.

Think before you continue reading This is a moral/ethical dilemma that
was once actually used as part of a job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus
you should save her first.

Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and
this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.

However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble
coming up with his answer.

I will leave it with you for a day or two so you can honestly come up
with your own response…

Watch this space to see if you “Think Outside the Box”

Filed under: Shelley's Thoughts — Shelley Weitenberg @ 12:05 pm
Stay in the race!
Monday, July 28th, 2008

There is great truth in the phrase “never give up” and so many people give up moments before they achieve their victory.

Today I want to share with you a video to give you hope and inspire you!

The place: Salt Lake
The time: 2002 Winter Olympics
The star: Steven Bradbury

If only we knew how many times we’ve missed out on great things, just because we didn’t stick it out that little bit longer! How tragic!

What are you pressing through right now?

Remember that character is developed through our challenges!

Anyway, watch the video, and enjoy the victory!

Filed under: Inspirational Stuff, Tips for Success — Shelley Weitenberg @ 3:34 pm
Launch Day Welcome…
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Launch Day is finally here! ;D

Welcome to the brand new website! I’m so excited about what’s instore for those of you who have come on board to access the amazing content this site has to offer. I know you’re going to experience some amazing benefits by being a part of Empower Your Life Club.

Make sure you get your value and start searching for some items from your favorite authors/speakers/educators. New things are being added to the site all the time, so save the site to your favorites and comeback often to see what’s new & fresh!

If you’re not sure where to start, or how to search, have a look at the guided tour I’ve created for you. Click the link below and it will take you straight there.

I am so looking forward to assisting you in your journey to financial freedom so you can live the big life you’ve dreamt of!


Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shelley Weitenberg @ 9:02 am
Don’t argue with stupid people!
Thursday, July 17th, 2008

My thought today comes from a friend of mine – I have it saved among others on my computer to pop up at me from time to time. It helps remind me to put my time into more worthwhile things;

Never argue with a stupid person –first they’ll bring you down to their level then they’ll beat you with experience!

I love that. How many times have I found myself wasting my time, trying to convince someone of my view point and talk them around. They were never going to think like me anyway, and should never have to! We are all unique, and all have a different experience in life which has lead us to completely different sets of beliefs and expectations.

I am slowly learning to appreciate differences in people, and that it would be a boring world if we were all the same. Never expect that others are going to think or act like you – you know and God knows, that one of you is enough!

Have a fantastic day & appreciate the differences of opinion, experience & expectation in each and every person you meet.

Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Shelley's Thoughts — Shelley Weitenberg @ 8:49 am
Monday, July 14th, 2008

I’d just love to share with you something that had a huge impact on me, which has stuck at the forefront of my mind since the day I heard it.

I was pondering yesterday of the different way of thinking I have adapted over the past decade, and don’t get me wrong – I have far from ‘arrived’. Every day I still have much room for improvement!

One of the major turning points in my life, was in 2001, when I attended a 3 day “Born Rich” event in Sydney, Australia. The event was the first of its kind I had ever attended and it changed my whole life and put me in a completely different direction. There was a lot I learned over those three days, but the number one thing which I think had the most dramatic impact was this…

“I am Responsible, for My Life, for My Actions, and every Result I Get”

We were advised to repeat that statement to ourselves a number of times each day. It still challenges me at times to not lay blame on other people or circumstance for the results I get, and this statement helps me put myself back in the seat of full responsibility again.

You can be responsible ‘to’ another person, but never ‘for’ another person!

There are so many areas we can apply this too! What about “I am responsible for creating a stimulating social life”, “I am responsible for my health & wellbeing”, “I am responsible for my mood & emotions”.

Set yourself a task today to come up with 5 challenging things for you to remind yourself that you are responsible for. You can take control of your life –and the first step is taking full responsibility!

Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Tips for Success — Shelley Weitenberg @ 7:17 am
A Great Opportunity Awaits…
Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Being the beginning of a new financial year always puts a perspective change in play. It doesn’t seem like it was long ago that we were watching the fireworks of the 1st of January. Then there’s the thought that Christmas is once again on its way…

A positive way you can use this milestone is to view it how some view the 1st of January. Why not sit down and re-evaluate your goals for the next 6mths?

Put on paper some things you want to achieve in the following areas;

Be specific, make your goals measureable and attainable. Put them up in an area of the house where you can see them often. Just quietly – the back of the toilet door works really well! And set your mind to making some real changes in your world this year.

Remember – to make changes in your life – you need to make some changes in your life!

Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Shelley's Thoughts — Shelley Weitenberg @ 9:24 am
Lessons from Noah’s Ark
Monday, July 7th, 2008

This may seem trivial at first, but I think if you really look at these points, there is a lot more depth than can first been seen! Real life lessons hide in these points – get what you can from them…

1. Don’t miss the boat.
2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
4. Stay fit, When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
6. Build your future on high ground.
7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
9. When you’re stressed, float a while.
10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

Have a great day!!!

Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Tips for Success — Shelley Weitenberg @ 8:39 am
Happy New Financial Year!
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

The 30th of June can bring with it an enormous amount of stress each year unless you are well prepared for it.

There are lots of things you can do to relieve this, like booking in early with your accountant and setting things up well in advance of this time of year.

Think about booking in to see your accountant now for the end of the 2009 financial year. If you don’t book it now, the year may be half over before you know it, and you may miss some great investment and tax saving strategies!

Plan ahead and be proactive in your business!

Shelley Weitenberg

Filed under: Shelley's Thoughts — Shelley Weitenberg @ 9:43 am