Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Global ForGIVEness Mastermind Meditations ~ Free the Inner Blocks to Your Success

Networkers:  Different Organizations have asked to include this ForGIVEness work in their team training ~ to facilitate smooth and open communication among themselves.  Releasing old hurts allows you to move forward in achieving your dreams.

Please join us....  ForGIVEness ~ Key to Success


Dear Hearts,

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a limb for a limb makes the whole world blind, dumb, and lame.

Forgive NOW.

You are invited and welcome to join our special

ForGIVEness Mastermind Meditation for Global Release and Harmony and Enlightenment.

“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.” - Napoleon Hill

This is the first in a SERIES of planetary masterminds for ForGIVEness.

This is a powerful half hour program.

You can also save this link and RE-ENERGIZE your Forgiveness Meditations for the each of 31 days.

In this way, you will bring the extraordinary and healing power of ForGIVEness into your lives, family, community, and our planet.

ForGIVEness is THE most powerful energy needed on this planet right now....

Invite a Friend, too, who would like to lighten their burden.


Forgiveness opens the door in your heart to love.

1. Do you self-sabotage?
2. Do you have feelings of unworthiness?
3. Do you drag around old baggage?
4. Do you wall yourself up and create hard places that make you sick?
5. Do you know you can hurt your heart by holding grudges and judgments?
6. Do you want to have more love?
7. Do you want to experience unconditional love?

Pat Crosby

845.434.3829 US voicemail

Get Real!  Expect A Miracle!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I first encountered Ho'opono Pono on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mahealani is a revered Hawaiian Elder who travels and teaches this beautiful practice of forgiveness.

Nancy Kahalewai publishes books by the Hawaiian Elders - among her other gifts.

If you would like to explore the Hawaiian roots of Ho'opono Pono and learn more, go here

Ho'opono Pono and Fun with Mahealani Kuamo'o-Henry (left) & Nancy Kahalewai (center) on tour in Tahiti.sponsors

Pat Crosby

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Talks Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do

About this talk

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.

About Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars. Full bio and more links

Friday, December 26, 2008

Scam-sters to be avoided... especailly for our hopeful, gullible, naive, and eternally young-wishing friends...



The scamsters are always at it.

"There's a sucker born every minute" maybe is now there are 10 suckers signing up every minute for some "deal".

Be it the BIG MADOFF (as in Made Off) with a $50 billion global Ponzi scam that is leaving massive global carnage in its wake, or the little chicken fly-by-nighter creeps calling you up with some story to hook the hopeful, naive, and gullible.

(On, did you REALLY think gifting programs were OK? - If so, consider booking time in scamster hell along with Madoff and crony crooks...)

Anyway, the Missouri Attorney General tells you to avoid the FREE GRANT SCAM. These crud-PHONECALLsters are targeting the desperate and financially challenged among us. Who knows who else they will catch in their phishing nets.

So read up, be aware, and spread the message in case any of your friends are still naive and gullible (and desperate.)

On the side bar, click some of the sidebar links to up your ANTI-SCAM IQ.


True success comes from right action, with right intention, and right effort applied consistently OVER TIME. Get Rich Quick is a hallucinogenic fantasy for addicts.



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Choose Love! Let it Go...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

10-26-08 Leadership Dialogue ~ Answer YOUR Questions Tonight ~


From Seth Godin's blog.

Be careful of who you work for

Posted by Seth Godin
October 24, 2008

Bill2 The single most important marketing decision most people make is also the one we spend precious little time on: where you work.
Think about this for a second. Your boss and your job determine not only what you do all day, but what you learn and who you interact with. Where you work is what you market. Work in a high stress place and you're likely to become a highly stressed person, and your interactions will display that. Work for a narcissist and you'll develop into someone who's good at shining a light on someone else, not into someone who can lead. Work for someone who plays the fads and you'll discover that instead of building a steadily improving brand, you're jumping from one thing to another, enduring layoffs in-between gold rushes. Work for a bully and be prepared to be bullied.
And yet, there are plenty of books about getting a job, but no books I know of about choosing a job. There are hundreds of sites where job seekers can go to find a new job, and virtually none where you can find reviews of bosses or companies or jobs.
Ted Zoromski really needed a job, so he took one doing human spam (outbound telemarketing). That's his first mistake. This isn't a stepping stone to something better, it doesn't teach you much, it grinds you down and it doesn't make you more marketable. When he found he was also making calls he found offensive, he quit.
Years ago, when I had ten people working for me at my book packaging company, one client accounted for about half our revenue. They were difficult, constantly threatening litigation, sending lawyers to otherwise productive meetings, questioning our ethics and more. It was clearly the culture of their organization to be at war. So I fired them. I gave them the rights and walked away, even though it meant a huge hit to our organization. Why do it? Because if we had stuck with them, it would have changed who we were, who we hired and how we marketed ourselves going forward. We would have had a lifetime of this.

How many job offers with good pay have you turned down in your lifetime? How many clients? Compare that to how many times you've been rejected. That's totally out of whack. Great marketing involves having a great product, and not every job (or every client) is worth your time or attention or love.

If you want to become the kind of person that any company would kill to have as an employee, you need to be the kind of employee that's really picky about who you align with.

10-26-08 Leadership Dialogue ~ Answer YOUR Questions Tonight ~


Good Evening, Leaders~

Wow! With so much getting re-configured these days, it seems an opportune evening to look over the recent set of Sunday Evening Conversations we have had ~ and take an evening to review, comment, question, answer, and discuss some of these advanced leadership topics.

ALL the billionaire business crowd are insisting this is an OPPORTUNE time to start and to do business.

You can review some of these hot topics:
1. Interview with Big Al Tom Schreiter on communicating with the subconscious in business.

2. Seth Godin ~ The Dip ~ When to Quit &When to Continue

3. Diamond Cutter ~ Secret Energies at work in success & non-success ~ and how to fix.

4. Any other topics that you can review on our Leadership Generic Blog at

You will also find something quite wonderful and fascinating on the blog ~ while browsing youtube, I came across a great video of the real and original NAPOLEAN HILL ~ author of everybody's favorite THINK & GROW RICH. Really kewl to see him in the flesh and voice.

Our calls are unique in that we go into topics that arise in leadership as you prepare yourself to lead a team, and then to handle the various team dynamics that come as your team grows.

Many other calls teach and discuss how to get a team up and running, and how to do web 2.0 outreach. We specialize in the inner journey of leadership ~ and somewhat of a roadmap (if it exists?) along the pathway of leadership.

It is our philosophy that true leadership arises within each one of us ~ and grows as we grow.

This is an OPEN MIKE call, so come prepared to chime in.

We welcome back out chatty and vivacious co-host Lynn Rothfuss tonight ~ who has been on a sabbatical for awhile contemplating her..... (fill in the blank). It's always good to hear Lynn's heart-felt and deeply processed shares. No glib chit-chat here. She delivers full value when she talks.

This call will be ARCHIVED for listening on demand at


Other News:

Big Al's newsletter contains many tidbits of golden information and ideas. I have appended a recent one below. We may or may not get to discuss it tonight... depending on how the call goes....but for sure, subscribing to Big Al's list is a MUST.


Happy News! After an all-nighter (reminds me of school finals), I FINALLY got my new book uploaded.... (well I am going to re-do the cover on the print version when I get some more techie help this coming week....)

Here is what our friend Bob Burg, author of the business best-seller, has to say about this book. I must admit, I was stunned and delighted with his fast and powerful endorsement of my book:

"There are very few things more counterproductive than holding a grudge. In this little gem, Pat Crosby shares a method for forgiveness that can provide you with more happiness, joy, peace of mind, and financial success."
    Don't you just love the part about "financial success"? Bob has a deep understanding of the energies involved in being successful. AND he's such a delightful speaker and author.
    So you can find the book online, PLUS a new online support group for those interested in dropping old stones from the past and lightening up at
    I recommend the ebook version - as it is in full-color. AND it has live links to the online free meditation exercise (short and to the point) to free you up to move forward.
    Believe me, it is free, fast, and easy ~ after all, we are into business innovation with rapid sure-fire results here.
    I have learned so many techie wonders working on this project.... soon I will even get my new url up and running over the Blogspot. url.
    Thanks to EVERYONE who has been so supportive, so patient, so understanding. Writing, publishing, and then promoting a book IS a major life event! Isn't being in business so much fun?
    So creative... so stimulating. So adventuresome. Sure is better than sitting around being depressed listening to the mass media hysteria, right ?
    I'm in several Ning groups ~ so decided to start one of my own ~ for people who want to dump the old past and move on.
    The views and experiences the newly-forming members are posting are quite awe-inspiring and mind-blowing all at the same time. Already, we have members from several different cultures, so the photos and movies members are posting are totally inspiring. My FAVORITE is the video on The 7 Wonders of the World. You will NEVER guess what they are...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Big Al Tom Schreiter Report Picks

October 23, 2008

It's bizarre. Distributors spend hundreds of dollars on products, services, advertising, travel, promoting . . . just to get prospects . . . and not a single dime on learning what to say when they get there.

Stop the insanity. Go to:

(This is for serious network marketers only.)

In this issue . . .
1. Not enough good quality prospects = Stress. Eight quick solutions.

2. "Live" Big Al workshop schedule - New locations!

3. What you shouldn't say to prospects.

4. A simple sentence to get your prospect's instant attention.

5. What's new at

6. Where are we?

7. Fat Boy Report.

Not enough good quality prospects = Stress. Eight quick solutions.

The cause of stress in network marketing is having too few prospects.

When we only have a couple of prospects, we press, we push, we strain to make them join our opportunity. Prospects feel this pressure and instinctively back away from us.

This leads to fewer prospects and the vicious cycle gets worse and worse.

When we have an abundance of prospects, we're happy. We are not desperately waiting for a single decision from a single prospect. We aren't married to the outcome of a single presentation.

Instead, we're relaxed. We simply share our opportunity and take the first prospects who volunteer and step forward. Now we're working with volunteers and we have more great prospects waiting in line.

Which scenario describes your network marketing career?

A. Are you pressing and struggling from too few prospects?
B. Or, are you simply accepting applications from the best volunteers from your large pool of quality prospects?

The solution is simple:

Increase your marketing so that you have an abundance of prospects.

Why not increase your personal contacts now? Here are some quick ideas:

1. Host your class reunion. You don't have to wait for a 10-year or 20-year anniversary. You can do it anytime.

2. Take your best three or four headlines and first sentences and test them. Mail out 100 postcards and test the response for each.

3. Start your own breakfast club. The attendees will gladly send you pre-sold referrals for your efforts.

4. Offer to be a guest on a local radio talk show.

5. Loan out ten "How To Get Rich Without Winning The Lottery" books. Want to learn how to do it with great results?

Go to and scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says: "How to use this book (Free 14-page report)" and click on that link to get the complete report.

6. Establish some contacts who will send you referrals.

7. Pass out 10 product CDs.

8. Pass out 10 product samples or information packs.
There are plenty of ways to expand your universe of quality prospects. Just pick a method that's comfortable for you.

Get seven no-cost examples of ways to sponsor new distributors, taken directly from the '103 Ways & Places to Sponsor New Distributors' manual.

Simply go to:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Letting Go of the Past to Advance into Leadership. Forgiveness Workshop Oct 11 08 Hurleyville NY


Hello Friends,

Please join us SATURDAY afternoon ~~~

(Also see the beautiful autumn leaf color turning that the New York Catskill Mountains are famous for when attending this Saturday workshop :)

OCTOBER 11, 2008

2-5 PM PROMPT for a Forgiveness Gold Workshop experiential energizing experience.

Arrive at 1:30 PM for registration, shopping, refreshments.

Here, you will meet with the angels and guides of forgiveness, who will walk you - step-by-step - through an empowering afternoon of learning to forgive - in a whole new way ~ Energetically !

This is an afternoon of prayer, meditation, and energetic release of old patterns that keep you bound in old energies while acquiring new skills and contact with your angelic guides who will help you progress more freely and with greater ease into new ways of being, lightness, happiness, and abundance.

You will leave lighter, freer, and more energized to go about your daily life and activities.

These wonderful angel friends are here to help YOU release energetically the old restricting, constricting bonds and heart wounds that keep you weighed down.

We will learn HOW To contact and work WITH the Angels of ForGIVEness in this workshop, We will actually DO the process of forgiving energetically with these guides!
Your new angel friends will go home with you ~~~ IF you ask them to!
We will teach you HOW to do this in an atmosphere of fun and joy ~~~




* Clear & untangle negative energy patterns in your own template.

* Obtain clarity about forgiveness, soul contracts, responsibility of your actions, thoughts, feelings, and prayers.

* Learn about the energetics and spiritual forces that you can call to your assistance to let go and forgive.

* Learn about how to invoke these powerful allies in healing and clearing your physical, emotional, and mental bodies.

* Increase your capacity to hold the light.

* Learn to utilize golden photon particles for self healing physically, emotionally, mentally. Self healing in the great shift in consciousness that is now fully underway on this planet.

* Take home skills that you can use for ongoing healing and personal development and evolution.

* Notes and journal for your continued expansion of understanding and ability to love and nurture relationships - with yourself and others.

* Safe, nurturing environment for the unfolding of your soul power in light and love.

You will have these learned tools to TAKE HOME with you for further progress in your journey.


This workshop is spiritual - rather than religious.
It is not exclusive of any particular religious path or tradition.

Your goal for this workshop.
Powerful forgiveness stories.
What IS and what IS NOT Forgiveness.
Forgiveness & Health.

3. CHANTING OF SACRED SOUNDS to release, heal, and re-align.


4. HOW TO ACCESS & USE PHOTON ENERGY - GOLDEN LIGHT PRANA PARTICLES - FOR SELF HEALING EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, SPIRITUALLY. Instruction and practice in working with golden photon particles for self healing physically, emotionally, mentally.

You will have these gifts and skills to take home with you.

5. Review and experiences shares.


1. Journal to document and capture your experiences.
2. Pure water to drink and any snacks you may need to sustain yourself.
3. Healthy Vegetarian Refreshments to share.
4. Open Heart and Willingness to Learn.

BONUS: Workshop Participants will also receive a free ebook of Pat's upcoming book... The Little Book of Forgiveness. + an audio MP3 guided meditation on forgiveness that you can use over and over again as need and inspiration arise.

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Hello Friend,

* Is your life full of one golden moment after another?
* Do you feel the love of the universe reigning down on you?
* Do you feel yourself pulsating and radiating with throbs of joyful unconditional love?
If so, you are in the State of Forgiveness.
  • The State of Forgiveness is a magical realm within your very own self.
  • You were born with it.
  • Your soul was created with it.
  • It is your birthright to live in it.


845 . 434 . 3829

Pre-register and Save


Pat's new book on The little Book of ForGIVEness is forthcoming soon on Amazon & Barnes & Noble online.

Receive an advance e-book FREE when you register for this workshop!

PLUS a free audio version of the Guided ForGIVEness Meditation online for all new subscribers at




"There are very few things more counterproductive than holding a grudge. In this little gem, Pat Crosby shares a method for forgiveness that can provide you with more happiness, joy, peace of mind and financial success."

-Bob Burg, Co-author (with John David Mann) of The Go-Giver (



"There are angles among us. I know. I met one. Her name is Pat Crosby and she is here spreading the Power of Forgiveness with her magic golden particles. Breathe them in and untangle your life."

Thanks Pat.
I appreciate you!

John Milton Fogg
Author, The Greatest Networker in the World
currently residing at:


"Pat Crosby is a true 'Earth-Keeper. Her depth of understanding teamed with her extensive travels to sacred sites all over the planet have given her keen insight and wisdom that is clearly reflected in this book. It is a must read for all on the path"
James Tyberonn


You can get a sneak preview AND listen to the special guided forgiveness meditation gift by
signing into the subscribe box at

~~~***~~~ Wishing YOU Well On Your Journey Of ForGIVEness ~~~***~~~

Your Friend,

Pat Crosby

You are welcome to forward this email to interested persons !
Thank you :)

Pat Crosby

Voicemail 1.845.434.3829 US
SKYPE UniversalPat

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Worthless Friends on Social Sites? Charless Heflin blog


Charles Heflin

Do you have a bunch of worthless friends?

What is the meaning of a “friend” in social media?

We know who our friends are in real life… Has the Internet changed the definition or terms of friendship?

We create friends in the offline world because we have things in common. You scratch my back, I scratch yours… We feed each others interests… It’s never discussed, it’s just what friends do.

The same should apply to online friends… You share something in common, feed the interest, share, comment and reward your online friends so that the connection goes a little deeper and you are granted mind-share from the other party becuase you “scratched their back”… The unspoken law.

Mind-share is what we are all after in our online endeavors… Always remember, when someone gives you their attention (mind-share) then you have increased your reach. Reach is never determined by the size of your friends list, it is determined by how many are paying attention.

Does your social media strategy include a system for ensuring quality or is this a numbers game for you?

Here’s a formula or law of engagement that fosters quality, breeds trust, builds authority and enacts the law of reciprocity among those you network with. As in the offline world, the mechanics of online friendship abide by the same unspoken laws…

I call it the O.G.R.E.S. relationship management formula


Staying on top of your industry by reading the top bloggers’ blogs is a way of observing. You are staying connected with the top of your game. You know where and how to find bleeding-edge information that will be timely and well received by your target audience.

I will cover ways to observe in another post but for now I just want the point to be clear. Without observing (listening) then you will not be able to connect with your audience in a meaningful way.


Based on what you observe you can now gather good information into your social communities. An example would be writing a blog post about what you observed. Another example would be bookmarking the observation. Another would be sharing a link to the observation.


It is rewarding to the blog owner that you gathered their information into a blog post and expanded on it or repurposed it for your audience. You linked back to the originating post and the blog owner received a trackback notification. This notification tells them that someone just linked to their content. They will probably follow the link and read what you wrote. This is rewarding to the blog owner becuase you recognized (rewarded) their effort. Now you have branded yourself in their mind… good for future relations.

Rewarding is a way to get “noticed” by the community amidst a sea of noise. Rewarding is how you rise above the noise and the chatter to become a player in your industry. Recognizing and rewarding others for what they do is the only way to establish meaningful and powerful relationships in social media.

Reward people by telling them happy birthday… Reward people by commenting on their latest photo… Reward people by commenting on their blog posts. Doing this will build a community that will aggregate / syndicate your content to the far reaches of the web… It’s the unspoken undercurrent of “real” relationships.

Breaking it down this way is a little blunt but it really is the undercurrent of all relationships even though we don’t talk about it.


Engage your community with information that you have gathered. When you find something interesting, create an entire content strategy out of it… Engage the people that you know are interested and be sure to reward them for their interaction.

Engaging fosters two-way communication. Without two-way communication, the social web would not exist. You can engage through social networks, audio, video, text, email, SMS texting … you name it, if you can two-way communicate with it, you can engage with it.


Seek people that also Observe, Gather, Reward and Engage. By doing this you will ensure that you are building a powerful and active community. These will be your aggregators, they will share your content across the social web becuase you have done the same for them.

The power of your aggregators, your “true” online friends, compounds over time… It gets stronger and stronger… It is a true asset… Work that does not have to be repeated. Your true online friends will cause your search engine visibility and resulting traffic to surge becuase they follow this same formula… They reward becuase you reward… It’s pure, unspoken, human nature.

Your friends will put your material in front of your target audinence through many different channels bringing you traffic, action and sales. They’ll Digg it, Mixx it, Plurk it, Feed it, Tweet it, Blog it, share it, you name it.

This is how you increae your “reach”… This is how you build authority on the Web.

Continuing to work this formula will continue to build your authority over time. Chris Brogan recently asked his community how they would define authority on the Web.

I define authority by the amount of mind-share you have which is fostered by the number of real connections you have. This post is how I define it and act on it… How do you define/build authority on the Web?

Are you building relationships of value (breeding authority) or are you building a “friends list”?

This has been part 6 of a multi-part series on using social media effectively to build a “real” business online. Here are the previous 5 posts that have led to this one.

  1. Is there any return on investment in social media?
  2. Why does ROI in social media suck?
  3. Why Traffic from social networks does not convert
  4. I spotted Bigfoot on your website doing social media
  5. The social media bubble that wasted your time

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Autism. Supporting team members & team families. NY Times article.


The New York Times

September 14, 2008

WHEN Victoria Berrey took a cruise with her mother and sister three years ago, she returned to her home in Santa Clarita, Calif., with one regret: She’d never be able to do a trip like it with her own children, both of whom have autism. “I worried about the confined quarters and the need for the boys to sit still in the dining room,” said Mrs. Berrey, whose older son, Miles, now 12, is on a restricted diet, and whose younger boy, Mathew, 8, has difficulty with any disruptions in routine. “Where would I take Mathew if something happened and he started yelling? What if one of them fell overboard?”
But last March Mrs. Berrey and her sons did enjoy a cruise, a three-day sail on a Royal Caribbean liner with special arrangements for people who have autism. At boarding, the 11 families who had booked the Autism on the Seas package through Alumni Cruises didn’t have to wait in line, and they were able to do the muster call in a private conference room rather than crowd on deck with the thousands of other passengers.
The group sat together at meals, so when one of the kids got antsy or let out a holler, there were no stares or glares or why-can’t-you-control-your-child lectures. Mrs. Berrey was even able to drop off her boys at the kids’ club where the staff had been specially prepped. “I got to experience what other parents experience all the time,” she said.
For most people, family vacations amount to almost a right. But for those grappling with autism — a brain disorder that affects one in 150 children and is four times more likely to afflict boys than girls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — travel is a trickier proposition.
The 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder, have impaired abilities to communicate and interact socially, with cases ranging from those who cannot speak and live largely cut off from the world around them to highly functioning individuals who can express themselves extremely well, though they might have trouble with back-and-forth conversation; many have narrowly focused interests (an obsession with fans or train timetables, for example), or display unusual behaviors like the repetition of just-heard words, or the avoidance of eye contact or of being touched.
Yet for every parent who decides they’re better off staying at home with a child who might have a meltdown if someone accidentally brushes against him at a hotel breakfast buffet, there are others who are determined to hit the road, particularly if there are nonautistic siblings in the equation. And with Americans who have disabilities spending $13.6 billion annually on travel in the United States (not including the caregivers and family members who often accompany such individuals), according to a 2005 Harris Interactive poll for the Open Doors Organization, a small but growing number of tour operators, travel agents and resorts are offering specially geared getaways.
The Autism on the Seas trips from Alumni Cruises, a booking agency in Shelton, Conn., have tripled the last two years, far outpacing the company’s beading- and home school-themed voyages and now accounting for almost half its revenue. Adam’s Camp, a Colorado organization that provides camp-style sessions at Snow Mountain Ranch, in Granby, for children with disabilities and their families, added a fifth week this year and is considering a sixth because of the increased demand from the families of children with autism. It has also begun a program on Nantucket and hopes to add additional sites.
At Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Vermont, three-quarters of the participants in a program for people with special needs are autistic, and that number increases every year, according to Kris Connolly, manager of adaptive programs at the resort, who will provide one-on-one care if required, or steer a child with autism to a group of kids who are the same developmental, as opposed to chronological, age. “We might spend an extra 20 minutes at the pool if the water is calming to a child, or he enjoys the feeling of buoyancy,” she said. “If we see real enjoyment at the swing set, that’s where we’ll take extra time.”
And while hotels and resorts have focused on accommodating guests with physical handicaps since the enactment of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, according to Scott Berman, a hospitality and leisure analyst at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the 300-hotel chain Microtel Inns & Suites, which has won awards from disability-rights organizations for going above and beyond the requirements of the law to welcome guests with physical differences, includes discussions of hidden disabilities like autism in staff training.
“There’s been a sea change in terms of awareness,” said Marguerite Colston, spokeswomen for the Autism Society of America, who credits celebrities like the former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and the actress Jenny McCarthy, who have spoken out on behalf of their own children and those like them, with helping spread the word. “It used to be that when people heard the word autism, they thought ‘Rain Man,’ ” Ms. Colston said, referring to the 1988 movie in which Dustin Hoffman plays an institutionalized autistic savant. “Now they realize there’s a broader range.” And with more and more children being diagnosed with autism — now the fastest-growing developmental disability in America, according to the society — “it’s much more likely that any given person will know someone with autism,” she said.
All of which is not to suggest that vacations with an autistic child are easy. The very idea of travel — the chance to see new places, try new foods, experience new cultures — is directly at odds with the needs of many people with autism, who require well-established, strictly observed routines to feel secure.
And while the airport experience since 9/11 has become much more trying to all of us, it can be extremely challenging for someone who has inherent difficulty waiting or standing in line, not to mention answering questions posed by a security guard. “If a guard asks, ‘Did you pack your own bag?’ someone with autism might repeat the question, or just repeat the word, ‘bag,’ ” said Dr. Melissa Nishawala, director of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Service at the New York University Child Study Center. “The child might read ‘dangerous explosives’ on a sign somewhere in the airport and start repeating those words. Loudly. In line.”
Then there is the plane ride itself. “By the time they get on the plane, the parents and the child are stressed out,” said Dr. Ron Balamuth, a New York psychologist who specializes in working with children who have developmental disorders. “For a kid who needs constant stimulation, that’s like putting him in a flotation tank.”
In June, a mother and her young autistic son were kicked off an American Eagle flight departing from Raleigh-Durham in part because of the child’s behavior. An item about the incident on the Chicago Tribune’s blog drew 221 posts by the end of the day — almost twice as many in support of the airline as sympathetic to the family.

Parents who travel with autistic offspring employ many strategies. They pick destinations that will appeal: a resort with a pool if the child loves water, or Disney World if he has a fixation with “The Lion King.” They role play with their child before departure to prepare for the experience. “I had a family with a child who had tremendous difficulty waiting in lines, waiting for anything,” said Dr. Balamuth. “They turned their house into a flight gate. The family lined up with suitcases, they took off their shoes, they play acted the whole thing.”
Itineraries, even daily schedules, reviewed in advance help autistic travelers know what is going to take place, and when. “If a child can read, it’s words on a page; if not, it’s pictures,” said Lisa Goring, director of family services for Autism Speaks, an advocacy group. With her own son, Andrew, 12, Mrs. Goring ticks off activities as they occur. “He’s anxious if he doesn’t know when an activity will end,” she said.

Parents carry a letter from their child’s doctor explaining the condition (to whip out at the airport or to present at guest relations at Disney World, where it can secure a pass to circumvent long lines). They take along familiar toys and a DVD player so favorite movies can be watched en route. And if the child is on a gluten-free, casein-free diet (thought to relieve allergies and other medical ailments that might be distracting to someone with autism), they cart along a lot of food, too.
If parents find a destination that works for their child, they often return. Anthony and Felicia Cerabone of Staten Island bought a timeshare at Smugglers’ Notch, where their son, Anthony, 15, has participated in the resort’s SNAP program for people with special needs for 10 years. “He knows that every July we go,” said Mrs. Cerabone. “He knows that every day he goes to the camp. By now it’s routine.”
Gina Delgiudice-Asch, a rheumatologist, and her husband, Will, a high-school math teacher, from Princeton, N.J., have managed to range farther afield with their two children, even though their son, Andrew, 16, has autism, Dr. Delgiudice-Asch said from Avalon, N.J., where the family rented a house at the shore for a week at the end of June.
Sometimes she or her husband will take a one-on-one trip with their 13-year-old daughter, Samantha, a nationally ranked junior tennis player — on a recent jaunt to Los Angeles, mother and daughter visited the set for “Ocean’s Thirteen” and ducked in and out of shops on Rodeo Drive. “With Andrew, everything has to be more planned,” said Mrs. Delgiudice-Asch.
But often the family travels as a pack, taking along a familiar babysitter or a teacher from Andrew’s school to help. They have vacationed everywhere from Winter Park, Colo., where instructors at the National Sports Center for the Disabled had Andrew on skis four hours a day, to Costa Rica. “It was hard when we got to the resort, and they didn’t have a grilled cheese for him right away,” Dr. Delgiudice-Asch acknowledged. “But he got the hang of it.”
They go to family-oriented resorts rather than exclusive places where “we might be impinging on other people’s vacation,” she said. And they stick to coach after a bad experience flying first class from California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when Andrew, who was 6 at the time, started crying and a passenger complained to the flight attendant.
Though they’d like to see Europe, they haven’t gone as a family. That’s not because Andrew, by now a seasoned traveler, couldn’t handle the flight, but because he would have too much difficulty with the time difference, his mother said. “But we’re still doing fun things on vacation as a family,” she said. “We’re not letting autism back us into a corner.”

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One of our team members

- has autism. Many have been wondering how to understand some of his behaviours.

Also, many people have autistic family members.

This article helps people explain the condition. Autism is growing rapidly among the population. Now up to 1 in 150 people.

Many researchers think it is connected with the huge # of injections children are now required to receive - by law. I have heard up to 65 vaccinations in the first 6 months or so of life.... this is a separate topic of huge debate ---- which you can google if so inclined.

Knowing about the condition and how it effects people's behaviours helps them to:

1. Understand
2. Not judge and criticize and make harsh comments TO the autistic person, their family members, in our case - their team members.
3. Take away the fear of the autistic behaviours.
4. See beyond the behaviours to the heart and soul of the person.
5. Help US coach and mentor a person with unusual behaviors - who still has magnificent dreams - just like the rest of us.

In these ways, they are supporting a person with autism.

And Big Al won VERY favorable response from participants at a recent Big Al event I was present at for the considerate and generous way in which he responded to some behaviours of an autistic business person in the audience.

As I am learning about this condition and how it effects people, I am quite amazed to learn that many people think both Bill Gates as well as Thomas Jefferson have (had) autism.

So learning to support our team members and team family members with this condition nourishes the gifts that these particular individuals have and can contribute to our team and to our world.

Many Blessings,



I'm sure there is a message there about supporting people but......I need my information a little more direct. :-)


On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 12:33 PM, Pat Crosby <> wrote:

Many sorts of people join our is an interesting article on how to support our growing team organizations.

Kim Bolte

Thanks Pat,

That puts the whole thing into context. I always thought Autism was just something kids had. I never dawned on me that those kids grow up. I have a very dear friend with Tourette Syndrome a beautiful young woman 27 who was also having a rough go of it. But the Indian Gaming Association employed her in a customer intensive position and she is doing great and deals with it with humor and no shame (anymore) it is great to see.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What if they didn't know it was MLM?

Negative perceptions about mlm (network marketing) plague network marketers almost wherever they go. That makes for a pretty crappy experience for folks, and it's one reason people quit.

The Microsoft Windows operating system, Vista, has the same perception problems. People have heard so much negative about it that they don't want to be bothered. They enjoy ragging on it, as you will see below.

However, the marketing team at Vista did something very clever, and documented it in this two minute video below.

After soliciting the usual "oh Vista sucks" type comments from people, they showed them something "new" -- in disguise. Watch these jaw-dropping reactions.

Next up for a transformational video: (new school) network marketing?

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

LISTEN to Ken Huggins Memorial. Death - When a Team Member Crosses Over


Rick Berry Comments:
Every should have their daily dose of "Greens" ! ;-)

Pat Crosby Comments Back:
Big Al Would Agree !


A Poem by Henry Van Dyke read by Lynn in Celebration of Kenn Huggins Passing.

Lynn changed only one word by adding Ken's name in last sentence of poem.

"A Mile With Me"

O who will walk a mile with me
Along life's merry way?
A comrade blithe and full of glee,
Who dares to laugh out loud and free,
And let his fancy play,
Like a happy child, through the flowers gay
That fill the field and fringe the way
Where he walks a mile with me.

And who will walk a mile with me
Along life's weary way?
A friend whose heart has eyes to see
The stars shine out o'er the darkening lea,
And the quiet rest at the end o' the day,
A friend who knows, and dares to say,
The brave, sweet words that cheer the way
Where he walks a mile with me.

With such a comrade, such a friend,
I fain would walk till journey's end,
Through summer sunshine, winter rain,
And then?- Farewell, Ken we shall meet again!


Hello, hope your day is going fantastic
Thought you might enjoy this video of IZ,singer Pat played on last nights call, for celebration of Ken's passing.

The energy from his voice,tone,vibration could not be fully experienced and enjoyed through MFF's phone quality.
A tribute to Bruddah IZ - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, a fravorite son of Hawaii whose music brought joy to millions the world over. Featuring a medley of "Over The Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World." IZ served as a goodwill ambassador for the native people of Hawaii and will remain in our hearts forever. Aloha and Mahalo!

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