Tag Archives: Excuse

The World is Ending

The ancient Mayan calendar ends on 12/21/12.  Many people think the world will end on that day as well.

I recently did a training call on using social networking to build a home based business.  I offered $150 off two of my popular programs.  One of these programs is a group coaching that begins in January 2013.

This morning I woke up to an email from a call participant who actually told me he can’t purchase the group coaching because his business is “on hold until after 12/21/12″ in case the Mayans are right and the world is ending.

HELLO??? Really?

So…what if the world DOES end on that date?  Are you taking your money with you when you die?  And, even if you survive, money will be useless so what kind of an excuse is that?

Some people will make any excuse they can to not move forward and better their lives.  Are you sitting around waiting for the world to end?  What if it doesn’t?  Then you’ve wasted a lot of time you could be using to build your business.

Breastfeeding A Four Year Old?

When to stop breastfeeding is a highly personal decision.

I was appalled that Time Magazine decided to feature a mom on the cover who was breastfeeding her son, who appears to be about 4 years old.  Don’t get me wrong…I’m not against the mother breastfeeding this child.  I am against the photo on the cover of the magazine.

The mom supposedly did this to draw attention to something called “attachment parenting”.  Take a look at the cover and tell me if this mother and child appear to be attached in any way OTHER than his mouth on her breast?  To me, the photo does not depict a loving, attached mom.  She (and the child, frankly) appears rather UNattached.

If you want to breastfeed your three, four, five, six, seven year old, that is YOUR business.  But…you do not have to do it in public.  By two or three years old, a child is old enough to understand that they would have to wait a few minutes to get “fed”.   If your child is older than two and you are using this “attachment parenting” excuse to continue breastfeeding, go to a room by yourselves and bond with your child.  Your child is NOT getting “attachment” by having a boob stuck into his or her mouth in public.  That is not a bonding thing.  It should be a private time between mom and child, not a public spectacle.

When you breastfeed a baby, you hold them and nurture them.  You don’t stand them on a chair and stick your boob in their mouth.



What Excuses Do You Make?

Are you making excuses? I hear so many people saying they can’t do this or that because of the economy. Or maybe it’s some other excuse why you can’t/won’t do what you need to do to become successful. Just today, I had a gentleman who read my previous post and replied with this:

I will never want to gain because of a mistake you made. (There are some who may.) You may have got lost in your attempts and that is forgivable.

Press on and He will be with you. Give and it will be given to you!

When I replied and explained that my special low price offers were not made out of guilt, even though I am guilty of not following my own advice.  The offers were made due to the fact that I will be focusing in a different direction and want everyone who had used the “can’t afford it” excuse in the past to be able to afford these programs.

After receiving the explanation, this person replied with:

Hi Roxanne,

I see. Thank you. It appears that I did not fully understand you. My apologies.

You have been very kind to me and I will not forget all that.

I am kept busy with what I am doing and I will not use your kind offer.

AMAZING…sometimes people feel the need to justify the decisions they make.  Maybe it’s the economy, maybe it’s fear based, maybe it’s (insert any reason here).  When the first excuse gets blown out of the water, they feel the need to make up another.

It’s human nature.  Sometimes we voice these excuses to others and sometimes we just tell them to ourselves.  What excuses are you telling yourself?  Are you making excuses for your lack of success?  Are you making excuses for why you can’t/won’t get your life in order?

I have a dear friend who spends all day long on the computer.  She plays facebook games for hours.  GAMES!!  But…she will be the first one to complain she has no money and no time.  If she took just an hour or so per day out of her numerous hours of play time, she could be earning an income online.  But…she doesn’t.  She would rather make excuses and complain about money.

So…what are the excuses you tell yourself?

Could you find an hour or so a day somewhere to start your own business?  Maybe you already have one like the gentleman I referred to earlier, but aren’t making any money.

No one can help you until you are ready to help yourself.  Make a decision today to stop making excuses and start making a better life for yourself and your family.   Either visit my previous post and check out the programs I offer or use the email link on the right to email me and tell me your situation and ask how I can help.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  What will you do with it?

Anger, Hatred & Name Calling Only Hurts YOU

I am saddened by all of the anger and animosity I see being spewed around the internet.  I think the worst part is that these angry, hurtful, nasty things are being spread by so-called Christians.  Do we need to be aware of what’s going on in the world?  Yes.  Do we need to post horrible name calling nastiness about someone who we THINK isn’t doing a good job?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!  My God teaches me to love my enemies.  My God teaches me that no matter what happens, I am His child and I will be OK.

It saddens me to see people claiming to be a child of God and then getting all caught up in name calling and rumor spreading.  It saddens me to see people claiming to be a child of God and then harboring such animosity for others that they are probably making themselves sick.   Then they use God as an excuse.  “Well…I felt God led me to speak up because if I don’t no one will.”  I’m sorry, but God would NEVER lead you to name calling and spreading rumors.  God would not tell you to be nasty toward another human being.  That is not how He works.  If you are a believer in the bible and our creator, you know that you will always be protected and OK.

I really don’t want to make this a religious post.  It’s more of an awareness post to let those who are being nasty and calling names to others that it will only end up hurting you in the long run.  We will never agree 100% with everyone. Just because someone does something you do not like does not mean you have to let it control your life. Anger and hatred will destroy YOU if you hold on to them. They don’t hurt the other person, they hurt you.