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Agnes C.

United States

E365 Champion
Gold Fast-Track
Posts: 586 | Followers: 224 | 9th year with SFI

6 posts

SFI Offers Us An E.T. Moment! in Team Building

2 hours ago

WOW! What a wonderful analogy Max!
Thank you for sharing this great concept.
You are so right about sitting idle and letting the opportunities of a lifetime pass us by.
Then too many times we want to blame others or situations etc. for that missed opportunity.
We need to grab hold of now and take the bull by the horns as we go for those Reese's pieces.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

2 days ago

So true Andrea! It is so easy to get bogged down in the "have toos" and other events in life that we forget to go for our dreams and just settle for what is.

27 posts

How much time do you spend while doing SFI? in Miscellaneous #Team Building #TripleClicks

3 days ago

Snezana, like your analysis of time spent. On good days (that is days I can see to read, etc. ) I spend 2 to 5 hours a day reading, studying, sharing and all the other operations. Due to health issues and other responsibilities I cannot spend more time than this per day. Hope this helps you in your project.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

3 days ago

You know Sara, it is sad that children are not learning like we did at the feet of our grandparents. My children would spend hours every Saturday night listening to the stories and lessons my parents would share. They were born in 1907 and 08. My dad traveled from Texas to Oklahoma in a covered wagon as a young child and their experience went the gambit from there. I strive to learn something new each and everyday I am on this earth and to share the value of those lessons with others.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

3 days ago

Does it really matter Chris if it is a hoax or truth? Many fairy tales and 'tall tales' are made up, but teach invaluable lessons of life. At least this is my outlook on the matter.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

3 days ago

Wonderful advice John. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I live with the theory you keep learning until the day you take your last breath.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

4 days ago

Beautiful story Jan. That boy was a God sent blessing to that woman. I wish more people would stop and listen to these callings and share their love with others.

35 posts

Important new resource for Team Leaders/Sponsors in SFI News #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

4 days ago

Thank you Mr. Gery and staff. I truly appreciate all you do to assist us in building our businesses.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

4 days ago

You are welcome Udo! I keep this in a file folder and when things begin to get me down, I pull it out and read it again. If she can do what she did surely we can work our business daily and look for the sunshine beyond the clouds. Pray all is going well with you and yours.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

4 days ago

Richard I am blessed that my share has helped you. That was the intent that just maybe it might help others as much as it helps me. God bless you. Hope things continue to be brighter for you and your spirits are lifted to higher and better thoughts.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

4 days ago

Thanks Ray. I too have posted it several times on my FaceBook, but decided it might be helpful to affiliates who had never read it.

27 posts

Rose 87; College Student in Miscellaneous

4 days ago

Rose 87; College Student
I love this story and want to share it with all affiliates just in case you have not read it before.
The lessons it teaches are invaluable.

This story is worth reading at least once a week. This wonderful lady understands the value of living every day to the fullest. Take a minute or two and read her story!
"An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.
As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”
She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.
At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!
These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.
We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give."

Think about this:
“What if — is more complicated than that?

What if maybe opposite is true as well?

Because, if bad can sometimes come from good actions—?

Where does it ever say, anywhere, that only bad can come from bad actions?

Maybe sometimes — the wrong way is the right way?

You can take the wrong path and it still comes out where you want to be?

Or, spin it another way, sometimes you can do everything wrong and it still turns out to be right?”
― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Stay on track! Work it daily!

My best to you always.

222 posts

Congratulations E365 Champion Heila Du Preez! in Recognition

8 days ago

WOW! Great Going and many Congratulations to you Heila.
Looking to see many more great things happening in your world.

6 posts

The most successful and highest-earning entrepreneurs know... in Team Building #Marketing #Sales #Team Building

21 days ago

Thank you Stephen for sharing this great motivational information. I will be sharing it with my team incase the missed it here. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with everyone. Again, thank you!!

12 posts

When you REALLY want to live (work) in Miscellaneous

26 days ago

I also saw this picture several weeks ago. However, I did not think about applying his livelyhood to our business. Great job on doing so. Thank you! I appreciate all of your posts so much.

9 posts

asking about sfi fulltime job in Getting Started #Compensation #Sponsor #TCredits

about 1 month ago

I would like to add that the first thing you need to do is learn!

Read and Study

What is this business

How does it work

Where do I go to learn what to do

Learn, Study, Apply

Build a solid foundation

Be dedicated

Ask questions

And listen to the answers experienced affiliates share.

And again apply

7 posts

Astro Auctions browser in Astro Auctions #Pricebenders

about 1 month ago

Thanks for sharing this great information Teresa! I find Firefox works better for me most of the time.

21 posts

Step by Step guide to use ASTRO with images! in Astro Auctions #Pricebenders

about 1 month ago

Thank you Iselie, for this great illustrated post! For those of us who are not computer literate it is outstandingly helpful. I for one greatly appreciate your help and will be sharing it with my team members.

9 posts

Learning leads to Earning in Team Building #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Thank you George and Porntip for these great shares.
I will be sharing these with my team members.
Hopefully those who are not logging in will read them and heed.
Keep up your great work.
Thanks again!

1 post

Success for Failsure! Your Choice! in Inspiration/Testimonials

about 1 month ago

Success or Failure! Your Choice!

Makes a difference
Is yours:

Is a vital factor
Are you:
Easily Distracted
Easily Disillusioned

Do you
Log in daily
Turn red tabs green daily
Make steady progress
Meet daily goals
Hit and miss as the mood strikes

Leads to
Missing out on a lifetime adventure
Sitting and waiting for a miracle
Ultimate failure

“Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.” Walter Scott
Other related thoughts that can be related to building or not building our business:
“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” Paulo Coelho
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” Paulo Coelho

I read an article by a minister today that said there are Seven Traits Needed For Success.

He was referring to living a spiritual life.

However, I would like to use them as an inspiration in building a successful business.

Discipline of self
God bless
My best to one and all
Happy 4th fellow Americans

8 posts

Issac Newton`s 3rd Law continues... in Sales #Contests #TCredits

about 1 month ago

I heard something on the radio yesterday that made me think of Newton's laws. Especially, the one "For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction." However, relation to our business if here is no action, there will be no reaction. Nothing positive will happen. If we make a negative action, it will not bring a positive action.
Newton's laws dealt with physics whereas we need to follow the laws of positive business building.
Committed, dedicated positive actions daily will bring positive results.
Those results might be as fast and as much as we would like, but that is where setting goals comes into play.
We need to set daily, weekly, month, yearly, etc. goals and work toward accomplishing them.
Also, reevaluating them as needed, revamp as needed and stay committed toward reaching the goals we set.
Hope you have a great day and a great week one and all.

26 posts

Is our training really that long?? in Team Building #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

I believe our quest should be to learn something new everyday. I find reading SFI information much like reading the Bible. Every time I read it I learn something new or remember something that I had forgotten. Knowledge is a powerful tool and when used properly develops into Wisdom.

15 posts

The Gurus and Experts Told Me That Free Advertising Don't Work... in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Thank you Tommie for again sharing with us your knowledge and experience. I appreciate affiliates like you who are willing to take the times to show others the proof that SFI does work. I will again be notifying my team members to be sure and read this information.

16 posts

Advancing Badge Quest level in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Gabriel, hopefully you are going for all badges available not just the games badges.
By doing all of the to do list daily you will be earning points for the other badges also.
I suggest you go back to the Launch Pad lessons and read the information regarding badges and how to earn them.
My best to you. Have a wonderful day!