Reasons to do an Online Business

It is called The Young New Zealanders Foundation and is responsible for arranging programmes in schools to help children with self-Esteem.

Hi all

Well continuing with the theme I have been using for the last few days, I am going to introduce another of the New Zealand charitable organisations that I support and with this business intend to support even more.

At this stage because I am time constrained with a JOB I can not spend my time actually volunteering so I assist financially.  In future I would love to be able to get my hands dirty with the charitable organisation I am supporting.  This is one where I could really help out.  It is called The Young New Zealanders Foundation and is responsible for arranging programmes in schools to help children with self-Esteem.

On the resources page of the website this is what it explains thy do.

Under the umbrella of the Valuing Life vision, the Young New Zealanders Foundation has a range of resources and strategies for enhancing individual resilience in young people. Some of the questions central to our thinking are: What contributes to a healthy, successful life in contemporary society?

  • How can we build resiliency in young people?
  • What protective features make it less likely a young person will stray off the path, self-harm, or commit suicide?
  • How can we foster a sense of purpose, direction, and vision?
  • What “developmental assets” or “building blocks of healthy development” can incorporated into our resources?

The Young New Zealanders Foundation believes that all of the resources described below engage young people in all five sections of the Valuing Life model.

This foundation has put together resources for parents and schools ranging from pre-school programme called Amazing Me, through to youth getting ready for employment called Career Passport to success.  The programme that got me involved originally was the Gemstone Programme which is aimed at the 11-14 age-group and is worked around the Values Curriculum part of New Zealand Curriculum.  The description of this programme is A resource for schools, aimed at young people from ages 11 to 14 years old. Gemstones offers students the opportunity to explore and reflect on family relationships, choices, self-management, bullying, resisting drugs and alcohol, and appreciating and valuing life. It gives students the opportunity to set personal goals and change their attitudes to life. Gemstones aligns with the schools’ Values Curriculum.

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This really got my interest up so I have been supporting them for a few years now.

I support anything which teaches people to be positive and that there is something out there for everyone.  That is why I love the IPAS2 System and the Empower Network.

The learnings available through both these programmes are amazing and they will help anyone already in marketing with skills and techniques to help their whole team.

Come and join me and check this wonderful programme.

 

Another Business Reason

My husband and I are what are called Red Angels – this means that we give a regular contribution

 

Life Flight TrustHi all, yesterday I talked about my favourite charity and reason for doing online marketing and getting financially free.  Today I want to talk about another charity which is close to my heart.

My husband and I are what are called Red Angels – this means that we give a regular contribution to the Life Flight Trust.  Many years ago my husband and I were members of the emergency response unit. This was a Civil Defence rescue team and as part of our training we did some work with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Life Flight trust. These people are called out to help people that need air ambulance help immediately.

Here is the History and how the Life Flight Trust came about

Belief in a better way

In 1929 a boy was born next to the runway in Wellington, his name was Peter Button. He grew up watching planes and helping out at the local fire station. From that runway, Peter’s passion for flying became a vision for a better way for New Zealand.

The Wahine disaster

Peter’s house shook as Cyclone Giselle, one of the worst storms to ever hit New Zealand, reached Wellington in 1968. He heard the cyclone had caused the inter-island ferry Wahine to come aground in Wellington Harbour so he rushed to the beach to help.

As 51 people drowned in sight of shore Peter realised a helicopter would have been able to rescue people from the sea. On that beach he famously said the words that founded Life Flight, “There has to be a better way.”

History in the making

Despite challenging bureaucracy and lack of funding Peter learned to fly and created a rescue helicopter service. He made history and eventually his work culminated in the launch of The Life Flight Trust. The Trust’s operations and equipment set records and lead the way in air rescue work in New Zealand and around the world.

Local hero

Peter Button became a household name and a local hero. In 1982 his work was recognised with an OBE and he also received a Queen’s Gallantry Medal for bravery in 1987.

 Tragedy strikes

In 1987 Peter was flying the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on a police mission when the machine hit power lines. The crash was fatal for all those onboard.

Thousands lined the streets of Wellington for the memorial service and a cortege of helicopters flew overhead to honour the loss of one of New Zealand’s heroes.

The Governor General, Sir Peter Reeves, became patron of The Life Flight Trust and a public appeal was launched in Peter’s memory. Donations poured in to continue his vision.

The dream is realised

Peter Button’s incredible vision of a 24/7 dedicated emergency air service has gone on to save more than 22,000 lives around New Zealand. Through the support of the community, Life Flight has become the organisation one pioneering New Zealander dreamed of.

Find out how you can help continue Peter Button’s life-saving dream.

 

As you can see this plays a big part in the life of Wellingtonians.

This is something I would love to be able to give more time as well as finance to, and am looking forward to being able to in the future.

If you have a charity, passion you want to spend more time on why don’t you join me by clicking the banner in the middle of this article or contacting me on Facebook or Twitter so we can work together on making the world a better place.

One of the Reasons I am in Business

The Wellington Free Ambulance service has played a big part in our lives and Alan and I have always said when we can afford it we would like to be able to purchase an ambulance, kit it out completely and pay for the crew for it.

One of the reasons why I am in business is so I can spend time working with my favourite charity, Wellington Free Ambulance.

The Wellington Free Ambulance service has played a big part in our lives and Alan and I have always said when we can afford it we would like to be able to purchase an ambulance, kit it out completely and pay for the crew for it.  Wellington Free Ambulance is the only free ambulance service in New Zealand.  They have been providing a free ambulance service since 1927.  Here is an excerpt from the reason for the service

“A man was lying on the cold footpath with the crowd just standing around looking at him.  I asked: has anyone sent for a doctor – yes they had.  Has anyone sent for an ambulance – no, they couldn’t get one from the hospital.   This really set the idea of a free ambulance service going in my mind.” Charles Norwood, city mayor and philanthropist.  The year was 1927.

This vision was a gift that has held through the years and makes Wellington Free Ambulance 100% unique.  

For us the service has always been in our lives.  They were there when my Father-in-law had to go into hospital multiple times a year as he suffered from Emphysema, They have been there when I have needed help with medical issues for both my husband and I, they are there for anyone in the Wellington region who needs assistance with an ambulance.

Check out the website for more information http://www.wfa.org.nz/

The only way the Wellington Free Ambulance is funded is by donations so if you would like to help every dollar is appreciated.

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I am doing this business so I can really afford to be philanthropic. Is that what you would like to do? To support your favourite charities?

If you do then join me by connecting on Facebook, leaving a comment here, or clicking on the link in the middle.

 

Imagine the Future

Imagine the Future. What do you imagine the future will be like? Do you imagine a science fiction type of future? Where do you see yourself in a week, a year, or even five years from now?

Imagine the Future. What do you imagine the future will be like? Do you imagine a science fiction type of future? Where do you see yourself in a week, a year, or even five years from now? Do you like what you imagine or do you want to change the image you are seeing.

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I have just been watching an amazing Webinar about this new Blog Platform and I am excited.

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You can blog about anything that interests you. Your business, hobbies, passions.

I am going to use this blog platform to get my freedom so I can live the life I have always imagined of travelling and enjoying time with my husband and friends, not having to work a J.O.B.

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Motivational Quotes

Here are 10 quotes I have taken today which I think are most important at this time of my journey. They are mainly about using time wisely and going outside of our comfort zones and of course dreams.

Hi all, today is my first blog using the Kalatu platform and this is what it suggested first.  It was good because today I have been adding more and more motivational quote feeds to my Twitter so it worked out well.

Here are 10 quotes I have taken today which I think are most important at this time of my journey. They are mainly about using time wisely and going outside of our comfort zones and of course dreams.

We could all use a little motivation in our lives! Here are 10 powerful personal development quotes to help inspire…

  1. The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. -Les Brown
  2. You can’t borrow your way to prosperity. Look for ways to create value and you will attract money. – Randy Gage
  3. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. » W. Churchill
  4. You must do one thing each day which makes you feel uncomfortable. »Richard Parkes Cordock
  5. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. » Mandela
  6. For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent. » Tony Robbins
  7. It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives- Tony Robbins
  8. Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality »Napoleon Hill
  9. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. » Les Brown
  10. People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be »E. Nightingale

There are so many motivational quotes and speakers when you start looking.  I love the spiritual side like Doreen Virtue and Louise Hay as well as all of the quotes above.   Louise Hay started me going years a go with her book “Feel the Fear and do it anyway” and Doreen Virtue does beautiful spiritual encouragement, with her angels and healing cards.

The Triskelion

Hi all, I have been struggling to think about what to blog today so my Husband suggested just to talk about some of the things I did today.  The other day I men

Hi all, I have been struggling to think about what to blog today so my Husband suggested just to talk about some of the things I did today.  The other day I mentioned that my girlfriend had a very powerful to her tattoo done.  The day before that my husband also had a tattoo done.  This one was to enhance one he had done last year.  I myself am not interested in having any ink on my skin, so we have decided that instead I will have a sterling silver pendant done the same as the tattoo Alan has of a triskelion with a heart.

Triskelion

Here is Alan’s Tattoo.  I am just getting the beautiful triskelion done.

The Triskelion represents our love for each other, entertwined in a celtic knot. When we met 28 years ago we have not looked back and this year is our 23rd anniversary.  I am very proud of that as a number of our friends marriages have not lasted.  I believe that when you commit to someone in marriage it is for life.  I am feeling the same way about this wonderful business we are a part of.  I am seeing daily that if you commit you will succeed and have the life you are dreaming of.  This year Alan and I have both committed to get financially free.  We are both fed up with the lack of freedom a job means and Alan, having just been made redundant is free to follow his dreams.  I want to join him soon which is why I am committed to making this business work.

Come and join me and let’s together make the world a better place by being able to help other’s attain their dreams.

Click the link on left side which says my gateway to success and together we can succeed.

Places that I love going to again and again

Hi everyone, today I am going show you some of my favourite places that I holiday in regularly.  We have been going to Taupo for about twenty years and I never

Hi everyone, today I am going show you some of my favourite places that I holiday in regularly.  We have been going to Taupo for about twenty years and I never get tired of visiting these places.  I am going to share with you today some of the photos from last time so you can see the beautiful places I love to go to on my holidays.  The reason for doing this today is that today is the last official day for a number of people in New Zealand to enjoy their summer holidays, however a number of people in Wellington and Auckland will likely stretch their holidays because they have the provincial anniversaries coming up in the next couple of weeks.  I myself am going away for the last week of January to Turangi and Taupo and am really looking forward to it.  We are going to the annual summer festival concert and this year it is Foreigner, Three Dog Night and Heart.  Last year was wonderful and I expect the same this year.

The reason why I am talking about holidays is that I am looking forward to being able to take breaks whenever I desire instead of only being able to go away for a short time each year.  Today we were watching Home in the Sun and the person was looking for a place in Antigua, average temperature of 24 degrees celius all year.  We have also seen people looking for homes in South of France and Spain and we so want to visit these countries and explore them properly. We are already making our dreams and we know we will achieve them now. This business is just so amazing.  If you want to join me click the link saying Gateway to success and we can travel the world together.

This is the view we have out our unit.  The Phoenix Resort where we stay has the most beautiful Rose gardens and I have had many a happy moment photographing individual roses over the years.

A Place we try and visit at least once every two or three years is the beautiful Huka Falls.  I have tried to include a photo here to try and show the power of the waterfall but you really just have to experience it.  The Power of the water is incredible and the colours are amazing.

Yes that is a jetboat at the end of the white rolling surf.

The next place we love to visit is the Aratiatia Rapids.  They open the spillway once or twice a day depending on the season.  When you first arrive the spillway is closed and the river is only a very little trickle. Over the course of about 20 minutes you see the trickle become a raging torrent like this.

The other place which is a must see every couple of years because it is always changing is the geothermal park called craters of the moon.  Over the years we have seen this change a lot as paths have to be adjusted as live activity starts up in places which might have been dry a few months ago.

In this photo you can see the mud bubbling as well as the new growth on the side of the canyon and also some of the many volcanic colours.

As you can guess Taupo is an area I really love and go to it time and time again.

If you haven’t been to Taupo before I can certainly recommend it.  There is so much to do in the entire lakes area.

Once again, would you like to do this when you like and also see other parts of the world?  If you would then come and join me and see what I am doing by clicking the link on the side which says gateway to success.

See you on the other side

Leonie

 

Thinking about what to blog

Well today I have been trying to think about what to blog about.  So I am going to blog about my thought processes today.

Most of today I have been with a frie

Well today I have been trying to think about what to blog about.  So I am going to blog about my thought processes today.

Most of today I have been with a friend who was getting a tattoo of a cat that disappeared a few years ago.  She said at the end of it that she felt so much better, that so much weight had been lifted off her and it was a sense of conclusion.  This has been one of the many changes she has been through over the last year or two.  It has been wonderful to watch her develop over the last couple of years.  She has gone through these changes with my husband and my help and it has been wonderful to see her flower into a really confident lady.

I expect over the next period of time I will be seeing a lot of people do this as they get the successes they have dreamed about with the help of a wonderful group of people in the Empower Network.

I have started doing some serious work myself today, reading heaps of people’s blogs appreciating how wonderful thi group of people is and how much people have learned by being in this wonderful organisation.

I have also updated another webpage of mine that has been dormant for the last few years and done another blog there. There is still a lot of work to do on it and I will have to get a new domain there as well to stand out but in the meantime check it out at http://millions.freeservers.com/blog If anything I have there is useful to you please let me know.

My husband and I also picked up a couple more books today to help with our businesses adding to our growing library of busines books, inspirational books and DVDs.

My thoughts wandered in all kinds of directions today as to what I could write about.  I thought about books, things I have been reading on twitter feeds, facebook feeds, and just seeing around me.

Hope you like my rambles

Leonie

Day 2:Random Thoughts

Hi everyone, I thought today I would put some Random thoughts out there.

Yesterday I mentioned my two cats Raspberry and Coffee.  Interesting names aren’t they

Hi everyone, I thought today I would put some Random thoughts out there.

Yesterday I mentioned my two cats Raspberry and Coffee.  Interesting names aren’t they?  There is a story behind each one.  Raspberry our beautiful Tuxedo cat was named because she was found under a Raspberry bush at 3 weeks old.  She was found by a lady that had a large dog that would have eaten her if gven a chance so the lady took her to the SPCA .  We found Raspberry in a Veterinary clinic where the SPCA place their animals in Upper Hutt,  fell in love with her and took her home at six weeks old. Because she was abandoned as a young kitten she proved quickly when we had a friend’s cat staying with us that she really did not like other cats  however when we found another a kitten, a beautiful Ginger Tom, she was forced to learn with another cat.  Now they are good friends and lay together like siblings should.  They are not quite like other cats I know which cuddle up with each other but at least now. Coffee got his name because of his colourings.  A lot of his colours look just like the creamer on a beautiful coffee.

 Raspberry

Coffee climbing the deck fence.  Note his amazing colouring and patterns.

The other random thought I have been having today is how much gratitude I have for my own bed.  I slept in a friend’s bed last night and as a result I put my neck and shoulder out.  I was lucky today while we were in town doing other stuff I was able to have a massage which worked out the kinks. I am looking forward to, in future been able to have massages and pampering whenever and wherever I need, or desire it.  I have also been admiring the boutique cruise ship which was in the harbour this morning and continuing to dream about when I can go cruising.

One of the people I have been following on Facebook is Louise Hay.  https://www.facebook.com/louiselhay?fref=photo She is so inspirational.  One of the books I read of hers in the early days was ” feel the fear and do it anyway”.  Since I read it I always quote that title and it makes me strong.

Have a great day

Leonie

My Introduction

New Year, Family,Online,Business

Hi everyone

My introduction

My family consists of my husband Alan and our two cats, Raspberry and Coffee.  Alan and I have been happily married for 25 years this year and during that time we have explored a number of business opportunities and also done preparation by doing papers like the Certificate in Small Business and the Certificate in Advanced Business Growth.  For the second Certificate we did our research on starting an online business, so we have some understanding of the terminology of the online world.

My husband Alan and me on a day out
Raspberry and Coffee
Shadow on the Ottoman

A few years ago we finally completed a major goal for us of getting our outside living space working and installed a 78 square metre deck all enclosed at the front of the house which has enabled me to grow some citrus fruit in the very windy suburb of Woodridge, Wellington, New Zealand.  Today it has been so nice having the sliding door open so the cats can go in and out as they choose and the house can breathe.

Our Deck Long view
Showing the size of the deck
From the front of the house
Looking into the deck from the back

 

 

 

 

 

Both of us are exploring online businesses at the moment and looking to retire as soon as possible.

One of my major hobbies is sponsoring directly a few people in Africa.  I have a Kenyan family called the Sifuna Barasa Family which I sponsor directly.  I pay their monthly rent, have helped out with each girl’s birthday and also for Peter and Janet, have assisted them to get out of danger during the Kenya elections, have helped get family members out of hospital after they have been discharged, and generally keep in touch with the family. One of the things we have done is contribute towards the church they are building in their village. Hopefully next year we will get to visit the Sifuna family in Kenya.  We already know we will be having a holiday like no other when get there.

The Sifuna Family

I also support a young student in Uganda called Peter Omundi.  Since I have known him he has gone from been a young adult on the streets to a student at Medical laboratory school.  I have helped him get books for study, given him the confidence to apply for scholarship, find work in the meantime before school started and he treats me as his Mom.  I have sent over a suitcase of sheets, blankets and clothes for school and a good quality old phone which has enable him to keep in touch and also do research for school. Peter is asking for us to come over for his graduation next year.  He is so proud of what he has achieved so far.

This is a photo Peter has taken of the class in training.

My passion is helping people.  That is why I do online business.  I want to help people to succeed in whatever they are doing by providing them the tools to so so .  My love is mindset and how a positive attitude to life in general can get you places.

 

 

Have a wonderful day

 

Leonie