Newsletter Intro

Welcome to my first newsletter!

I’ve spent a considerable amount of time pondering what I should (and shouldn’t) include in my first newsletter. There are just so many interesting subjects I would love to explore with you that it seems almost impossible to focus on just one. So, I’ve decided to start out by chatting a bit about my intentions.

A few thoughts…

Over the years, I’ve read numerous blogs and received more than my share of newsletters and, although I initially find them to be quite interesting, I’m always left a bit disappointed in the actual impact they have on my day-to-day life. I mean, how many times can someone promise to disclose the “secret to life” without actually offering anything that elicits any real shift in your reality? Please don’t misunderstand me… I fully respect these authors and do not doubt the sincerity of their intentions or the benefits some readers obtain by applying their suggestions. However, from my own observations, the best way to accomplish change and to experience lasting results is to immerse oneself in the conversation and to actually participate in a journey of self-discovery.

My Intentions

So, my intention is to share my experiences and observations, and to ask questions that will open the reader’s mind to new, unexplored frontiers, which will create, hopefully, fresh insights into what is possible and achievable for them. These newsletters are meant to initiate a conversation that will empower you to find your own truths through introspection and honest self-evaluation. Although I may at times quote other authors or make assertions about what has worked for me, it is only done to draw on those experiences and to point out the benefits others or myself derived from them. It is never meant to be a claim to “knowing” anything you don’t have access to as well. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide what works for you… keep what you like and discard the rest!

In Conclusion

If you’ve read this far, you’ve taken the first step in helping me to fulfill my dream: to create a way to assist others in discovering their innate wisdom and true power. I’m not sure where this journey will take us, but I can promise you that I’ll do my best to make it informative, inspiring, empowering, and, most of all, FUN!

I’ll be using my blog here at Frankly Speaking , to post my newsletters and then copy them here to my website, Beyond Belief Coaching, so that you can find them at either place and have the ability to comment on them (if you feel so inspired) at this blog site. Just as an aside, here at my blog you can find all my old posts that I’ve accumulated over the years… there is a variety of musings, thoughts and personal opinions scattered around.. who knows what you may find!!

Thank you from the deepest part of my heart… and I wish you the very best on your journey! NAMASTE!!

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Open for Business!!

Hi, Everyone…

Just wanted to announce the grand opening of my new website… Beyond Belief Coaching!!

For anyone that’s been following my progress here (look through some of my older posts if you’re not up to speed, yet), you all know that this has been a very busy and challenging year. I just finished all my course work for my QSCA training, and I’ll have the certification process finalized in the next week. I wanted to get my website up and running ASAP and it’s finally at the “tell me what you think” stage… so, please visit and look around and let me know what you think… all feedback, comments, and suggestions are welcome!!

I know it looks a little sparse right now, but that will improve over time… I just had to get it rolling, so please bear with me. And, if you feel so moved, go ahead a schedule a free session… you won’t be disappointed!!

I plan on using this blog site to write and display my newsletters so that visitors have a way to comment and discuss the latest topics. I’ll be covering many spiritual and “new age” subjects, but the main emphasis will always be to seek the TRUTH, regardless of what that may look like. I sincerely hope you will join me on this journey!!

NAMASTE!!

The Law of Attraction

As I’ve continued my journey into Internet Marketing, one of the most over-used (and least understood) catch-words I’ve found is the “Law of Attraction”. To preface my comments, I’ll disclose that I’ve studied this subject for many years, and although I may not be an “expert”, but I feel I have a wealth of information that I wish to share here.

Our Reality

Reality

Reality (Photo credit: Bright Meadow)

I believe we live in a shared dream, called “reality”, which we have created through our One Mind. We are all a part of that One Mind and contribute to the reality we experience by what we hold, both consciously and sub-consciously, as our “world view”. The part of our Mind that thinks it is living “here” is actually asleep, and totally unaware of it’s real nature. The part of our Mind that is our True Home is fully aware of Who We Really Are and wants us to wake up and remember out true identity. It is constantly trying to nudge us into situations that will help us to get past our illusions and find our way Home. We experience these “nudges” as life challenges, which are really hidden opportunities for our growth and spiritual evolvement. Within each challenge is an opportunity to experience ourselves as more than we thought we were. Because most of us have been brought up to see these challenges as “negative problems”, we fear them and avoid putting ourselves in any situation that may produce them. This is not right or wrong… it just slows down our progress along the path, but since time is also an illusion, it really doesn’t matter.

Then, Why Bother?

Why Bother?

So, you might be asking, if it doesn’t matter how long it takes and I’ll eventually make it Home regardless of what I do, why bother? Well, that’s where Free Will comes in: we get to choose how long it takes… the end result is guaranteed, but we can delay it or we can cooperate with the process. My personal preference has been to accelerate the process as much as possible by learning how it works and utilizing every “trick” to evolve as quickly as possible.

What Have I Learned?

reality

I can not even begin to list all the seminars and workshops I’ve attended, nor all the books I’ve read nor the hundreds of tapes and CDs I’ve listened to in my pursuit of the TRUTH. I have left no stone unturned in my search and, although no single source seemed to answer all my questions, I’ve synthesized a belief system that works for me. AND, I’m not done… each new insight just brings me  to a new level of discovery that requires me to look deeper for a new solution. Presently, I’m designing a website that will better explain my process and it will have some tools that will help you to understand it better and to experience the results, yourself.

What YOU Do?

The Attraction

The Attraction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since nothing happens by accident, you are here because you either have something to learn or something to contribute, or maybe both. So, to fulfill your part in this “dance”, please leave a comment with any kind of thoughts, suggestions or feedback… whatever you feel “moved” to say… who knows what effect you may have. Some questions I have are:

  • Do you think a self-awareness website would be useful?
  • how might it be setup?
  • do you think it could be totally free, with the ability to make donations?
  • would a weekly newsletter be helpful, or would a linked blog with frequent posts be better
  • would the addition of a discussion forum be useful?
  • do you think Baby boomers would be a good “niche market” for this?

Whatever you decide to do, I’m grateful that you “showed up” and I’m send you many blessings on your journey…. PEACE!!!

Recent Endeavors

English: Forums and Minerals, the new Internet...

English: Forums and Minerals, the new Internet tools Español: Foros de Minerales, las nuevas herramientas de Internet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sorry it has been so long since I’ve posted here, but I became disillusioned with the lack of traffic and comments I was getting here, so I decided to explore other possibilities. One thing that became very apparent to me was that my present financial situation was NOT going to carry me very far into my “golden years”… between the crash of ’08 and ever-increasing costs of everything, there was no way I could afford to leave things as they were.

So, I started exploring my options… I looked into getting a “job” (I’m 63 and the market is terrible, plus I like to travel a lot, so that didn’t seem too practical… nor, exciting), buying a franchise (in case you haven’t looked into this, it is a total nightmare), staring a business (this sounded the best, but had many pitfalls, not the least was the expense and time needed, plus it meant I would be tied down to one place), and, finally, into Internet Marketing and/or some kind of presence on the web.

The last idea seems to be the most consistent with all of my priorities:

  1. It would cost practically nothing to start and maintain
  2. it was portable, meaning I could manage it from almost anywhere
  3. it didn’t require much physical work, although it has taken a lot of time to learn,
    understand and implement

In the few weeks that I’ve been involved with this “experiment”, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about this market, and most of it has been quite startling. There is a over-abundance of scams, misinformation and out-right crap floating around out there, and it has been a tremendous challenge to separate the wheat from the chaff. I’m not done yet,

Internets = srs.biz. Parody motivator.

Internets = srs.biz. Parody motivator. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and I don’t have a definite plan, but I’m starting to formulate a rough outline of what to do and how to do it. Stay tuned as I move forward into this next phase of my life… I will continue to post here with the full story as it unfolds.

In the meantime, you can check out my home page by clicking here. As of right now, there isn’t much there, but that will change as things progress

Okay, so maybe I should explain something about something I’m toying with. It’s called an affiliate program. There are basically two ways to make money in Internet Marketing: one, is to provide a product or service, and the other is to help someone else promote and sell their products or services (affiliate program). Eventually, I want to be a provider, but right now I’m learning to bean affiliate. Doing this, I’ve learned about acquiring domain names, hosting, creating web pages, branding, increasing traffic through social media and the use of keywords (and searches), building “lists” and, in general, how the affiliate program works. I have a product that I’m promoting, and, although it isn’t something I’m too terribly excited about, it is pretty interesting and the author is acceptably honest and truthful. I invite you to check

Web 2.0 Digitage 2012

Web 2.0 Digitage 2012 (Photo credit: ocean.flynn)

out my opt-in page, where you will be presented with a place to insert your name (use anything here) and your email address. You will be sent a verification and then a confirmation email, which will allow you view and download a PDF document written by the author. It will include and offer to buy or subscribe to his services, but, if you do not respond to that invitation, nothing will happen. You will get some follow up emails which give you the option of opting out (unsubscribing) at any time. I would really appreciate if you tried it and let me know what your experience is… this will help me tremendously to further refine my future plan of action.

Click here to check out my no-obligation opt-in page.

 

UPDATE: I’ve “lined out” this part because I’m no longer interested in working as an affiliate… I’ve now decided to promote myself as a Quantum Life Coach… you can find my latest posts in the sidebar to the right….

Thanks in advance for your every consideration!!

Frank Colella