“Let’s Talk About Happiness”

This morning I was thinking about what I wanted to share & write about…. Happiness is what we all want, I have something that I really would like to tell you about. (my personal story)! Looking forward to learning more about you.

Love & Blessings ~ Suzan

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10 Simple Secrets You Can Do To Today That Will Make You Happier…

As my “Happiness Coaching ” is taking off I have been reading and studying much about Happiness. In writing the info that I got from this book I must say that #8 something I am going to study a bit more, because we have never felt worse when we get home…. Share with me your experience around taking vacations! 

suzan-feature-smallHappiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found.

 

1. Exercise more – 7 minutes might be enough

You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all.

Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. In a study cited in Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage, three groups of patients treated their depression with either medication, exercise, or a combination of the two. The results of this study really surprised me. Although all three groups experienced similar improvements in their happiness levels to begin with, the follow up assessments proved to be radically different:

You don’t have to be depressed to gain benefit from exercise, though. It can help you to relax, increase your brain power and even improve your body image, even if you don’t lose any weight.

We’ve explored exercise in depth before, and looked at what it does to our brains, such as releasing proteins and endorphins that make us feel happier, as you can see in the image below.

2. Sleep more – you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotionsWe know that sleep helps our bodies to recover from the day and repair themselves, and that it helps us focus and be more productive. It turns out, it’s also important for our happiness.

Using a face recognition task, here we demonstrate an amplified reactivity to anger and fear emotions across the day, without sleep. However, an intervening nap blocked and even reversed this negative emotional reactivity to anger and fear while conversely enhancing ratings of positive (happy) expressions.

Of course, how well (and how long) you sleep will probably affect how you feel when you wake up, which can make a difference to your whole day. Especially this graph showing how your brain activity decreases is a great insight about how important enough sleep is for productivity and happiness:

3. Move closer to work – a short commute is worth more than a big houseOur commute to the office can have a surprisingly powerful impact on our happiness. The fact that we tend to do this twice a day, five days a week, makes it unsurprising that its effect would build up over time and make us less and less happy.

4. Spend time with friends and family – don’t regret it on your deathbedStaying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying. If you want more evidence that it’s beneficial for you, I’ve found some research that proves it can make you happier right now.

5. Go outside – happiness is maximized when we in Nature
Making time to go outside on a nice day also delivers a huge advantage; one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory…
6. Help others – 100 hours a year is the magical numberOne of the most counter-intuitive pieces of advice I found is that to make yourself feel happier, you should help others. In fact, 100 hours per year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping others in order to enrich our lives.

7. Practice smiling – it can alleviate painSmiling itself can make us feel better, but it’s more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts, according to this study:

A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts – such as a tropical vacation or a child’s recital – improve their mood and withdraw less.

8. Plan a trip – but don’t take one

As opposed to actually taking a holiday, it seems that planning a vacation or just a break from work can improve our happiness. A study published in the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness came during the planning stage of a vacation as employees enjoyed the sense of anticipation: In the study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. After the vacation, happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people.

9. Prayer & Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness

Important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness:

In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.

Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. I believe that this graphic explains it the best:

10. Practice gratitude – increase both happiness and life satisfactionThis is a seemingly simple strategy, but I’ve personally found it to make a huge difference to my outlook. There are lots of ways to practice gratitude, from keeping a journal of things you’re grateful for, sharing three good things that happen each day with a friend or your partner, and going out of your way to show gratitude when others help you.

Warmly Suzan
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The Happiness Coach ♥

Laughter is good for the body, inside & out.

Laughter is good for the body, inside & out.

Last night I was laughing so hard with my husband, his neck was ticklish! and he was going crazy every-time I tried to kiss his neck. As we were laughing together I was reminded that I just had a great message on my eternal organs, Whoo Hoo this is great, my liver, kidneys, bladder & all the organs are all running at an optimal levels. This is great!

 

My Passion is help people get to a new level of Happiness, I offer 5 free videos on teaching and training on a being happy everyday.

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Committed to your Happiness,

Blessings Suzan

Five Life Lessons: 1) Face your fears 2) Let life dream through you 3) Feel your way 4) Do one thing at a time 5) Step outside your stories

Five Life Lessons:
1) Face your fears
2) Let life dream through you
3) Feel your way
4) Do one thing at a time
5) Step outside your stories

Do You Know What Is In Your Hand?

 n. hillToday is the first day of 2013~ I am so excited to see what new adventures are in store for me & my family. But as I think about YOU and how you will be used in this New Year, there is no stopping you.Every year at New Years, there’s lots of talk about change, resolutions, and making the next year better than the last.  You have the opportunity to co-create the life you really want to live.

So how exactly do you make that transformation?be different

Your prosperity grows exactly as fast as you do:  No faster, no slower.  The only way to really increase your wealth is to increase the value you provide.  And that means growing yourself.   You need daily self-development time, to work on your body, mind and soul.  You have to be learning new knowledge and developing new wisdom.  I believe this is best done in the morning, so you set your intention and create your consciousness for the whole day.

Learning to see the richness of the resources you already possess is a master key to your success. What can you do now, today, with what you already have to move forward toward your dreams and goals? Don’t get trapped in the quicksand of comparison, lamenting the talents, gifts, and opportunities of others while overlooking your very own. You are not lacking!

 Who is in your network? Which life experiences can you build on? Which talents can you begin to develop?

You are abounding with unique opportunities and untapped talents.  Take an inventory of your strengths, gifts, and resources. Open your eyes to your own opportunities. Which abilities come naturally and effortlessly that you can use today? 

 

Do not delay the pursuit of your dreams and goals because you believe you are unqualified to do so. The craving for more credentials will cause you to discredit what you already know and what you already can do. This can become a pursuit of validation rather than education. You are already well equipped and qualified to begin!

I love to grow daily, reading more, loving more~ adding more harmony into our lives. This past month has been one of most difficult times for me & my family. After losing my mom in October, then Holiday set in. I began a new 90 Day online Challenge with one of my mentors, so excited about truly getting my internet marketing to take off. Mid December I caught the worst flu bug I have ever had, I am the one who never gets sick. I was totally stopped in my tracks, stuck in bed. sprouts

As I became aware that I was not going to be able to do much, I knew one thing~ control my thoughts and visualize my desires & dreams. I listen consistently to powerful  messages about controlling my thought life. This was not a time for me to take a vacation from my thoughts. It would of been very easy to slide down hill and bury myself in pity. Instead I focused on everything that was going into my mind, and not letting any junk in. Which is why today I am writing about what we hold in our destiny…The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

Learning is a lifelong journey. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. What is in your hand?

Make a list of actions you can do now, and begin today. Yes, you should always seek to gain more knowledge, skills, and strategies, but completing that objective is not a precursor to reporting to your starting line. Set your goals and GO!  discipline

 stepping stones

May you be truly blessed in the New Year & as the whole year unfolds ♥

To your success!

Suzan

 

 

 

 

Do not delay the pursuit of your dreams and goals because you believe you are unqualified to do so.Make a list of actions you can do now,and begin today.  What is in your hand?
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“We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

Every morning I have a accountability call with a few members on our team, the leaders Iwork with in my primary business. I like to prepare before with personal developmentinspirations from books, cd’s & the Bible. One of the books that I love is written from abusiness coach, her name is Madeline Alexander, this is one of her inserts from a book of hers that I love to read over & over.

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Power Coach Madeline Alexander

At some point in your journey of achievement, you must come to fully realize who you are, and you must recognize the exceptional gifting that you carry within you. It dose not serve you to play small and insignificant. Your brilliancewas never intended to be bound and bridled. You were not created for containment. To be average is alien to your DNA. The compellingvision that burns within you is not by accident. The mission was not misplaced when it was placed in you. No it was planned with precision, and entrusted to you on purpose, along with every gift and ability you will ever need to masterfully fulfill it. Your burning desire to rise higher and to break free of ritual and routine is the extraordinarygifting inside of you demanding to be expressed. Will you release it? Will you silence the limiting beliefs that question your qualifications? Will you shake off the self-criticism that scrutinizes your skills?



Success Power Coach

Don’t miss your moment by tearing down your talents! There is no need to second guess yourself. You have everything you need to succeed! Stop underestimating your excellence! You are thoroughly equipped for every great work. You are empoweredto exceed all expectations. You are equipped to beextraordinary!

from Madeline Alexander book called ” How to Break Through Barriers & Achieve Power Results.”

Today after our morning calls and testimonials conference calls, I had several of my business partners ask me to share this video with my blog friends…. I hope you enjoy Madeline & the video about Laminine from me ♥
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What to learn how to market on the Internet? Click here

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Committed to your success!

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

 

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Have been an entrepreneur all my life, grew up with my family of business owners. Knowing when I grew up I would own my own business as well. One thing that is really important to me is grooming our children for success, what kids learn at home is what they always turn back to when they grow up… A Native of Arizona, born and raised in Flagstaff~~ we are 3 rd generation of the town. Have lived all over the western states and love all of them. My favorite is Seattle, I would love to spend more time in the mountains. The desert is very beautiful, but the hot gets old very quickly… 3 beautiful daughters, 5 grand-babies. My husband is a fire fighter and the most loving, caring man I ever meet in my entire life. He is my dream come true, even after 21 years of marriage. Life is grand and I am super grateful all the Blessings & favor that I believe God has poured upon me & my family. I love becoming better everyday, in by making sure Jesus is in all that I do, say and think ♥

Laminine & People

Today I was so excited when I kept getting calls about people over coming many challenges~~

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I never would of realized that when I stepped into Laminine for a business to do at home, that people with actually get results!! Getting better, healthier with a huge sense of wellness. The financial results have gone beyond my expectations, as I have only been representing this company for 3 months. I had no idea that the pay scale would be so lucrative, until the money started rolling in. This is the greatest Win-Win for everybody, wherever your at financially, physically or emotionally ~ we have a special gift for you. We are only asking this: Do you know anyone who would like to be happier, calmer, reduce pain & get the best good night sleep ever? I would love to connect with you or the person that you thought of…

suzanbaffordChange your Life!

 

Committed to your Success,

Suzan

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Enjoying Life in Marriage ♥

Tonight my amazing husband and I attend a marriage conference at our Church “Missions 68”, it has got to be the most fabulous place to truly learn about the Bible. If you are reading this and don’t like church, check out the video’s on the website: www.mission68.org. You will be blessed by hearing Pastor Mark Connely. 

I really want to share this great experience we had at Pastor Ted Cunningham, from Branson Mo. He and his wife Amy are Marriage enriching speakers, enjoy my notes and grab your sweetie… Its time to make your marriage the best it has ever been…

Ted’s Bio:

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO. He is the author of Trophy Child and Young
and In Love 
and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley: The Language of Sex; From Anger to Intimacy; Great Parents, Lousy Lovers and As Long as We Both Shall Live. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ted and his wife, Amy, have been married for 15 years and live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

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Pastor Ted teaching

A Word from Dr. Gary Smalley

“Ted Cunningham is my friend, pastor, and trusted colleague. He is passionate, gifted and a quite humorous communicator. I have asked him to join me at my conferences as we encourage couples together. I believe that Ted is going to be a leader and much needed voice for healthy marriages in the next generation.

SPEAKING TOPICS

1 – Enjoying Life and Marriage

Guess what? You don’t have to choose between life and a spouse. You can enjoy both, and at the same time. Enjoying life, marriage and your spouse is possible when you prioritize the relationships in your home. This topic includes honoring marriage (Hebrews 13:4), enjoying marriage (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9), and prioritizing marriage (Genesis 2:24). This topic can be covered in one 35-60 minute session or expanded to 3 sessions. This is the most requested session filled with nonstop laughter. If you only need one session for couples, this is it!

2 – The Four Spiritual Journeys of the Home

Eradicating the kid-centered home begins by prioritizing marriage in the home (Genesis 2:24). The greatest gift parents give their children is a mother and father who love each other deeply, because a great marriage is the single most important parenting tool. To prioritize the spiritual journeys in the home take personal responsibility for your journey, serve your spouse’s journey, model Jesus in your marriage journey for the sake your child’s journey. This topic does not alienate single parents or blended families, but equips them to discover balance in the home and prepare their children for future relational success. 

 

3 – Marriage: Misery or Mystery?

Most couples make three observations shortly after marriage. One, you discover your spouse is selfish and weird. Two, your spouse tells you that you are selfish and weird. Three, you justify the situation with, “Well, at least I am not as selfish and weird as my spouse!” Marriages are called to model the gospel of Jesus. He is the profound mystery and secret to marital success and happiness. “A consumer relationship lasts only as long as the vendor meets your needs at a cost acceptable to you. A covenant relationship is binding and the good of the relationship takes precedence over the immediate needs of the individual” (TKeller). In a covenant relationship you submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). That is the profound mystery. This session addresses the selfishness and woundedness that prevents us from living out the gospel in our marriage.

4 – The 6 Levels of Communication

What if your goal was to help your spouse win every argument? What would happen if you made it your priority to understand, instead of being understood? What if your marriage was marked by genuine listening, understanding and validating? This session walks each spouse through the six levels of communication (Small Talk, Facts, Opinions, Feelings, Desires/Needs, and Beliefs) and gets beneath the surface of issues and into the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This session receives the most “I wish we would have heard this years ago” comments from spouses and couples. 

 

5 – From Anger to Intimacy

Unresolved anger is like drinking poison expecting the other person to get sick. Some drink it in sips over time. Others gulp it daily by the gallons. In this session, couples will learn the skills to resolve conflict, hurt and pain. As spouses discover their “hot buttons,” they will learn tactics to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and rage. This session also covers the essentials of forgiveness, keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, how to craft the perfect apology, and ways to remove the roadblocks to forgiveness. 

6 – The Language of Sex

How often should an evangelical couple have sex? (That is an actual question that was asked on our website.) How creative can we get? Who sets the boundaries in the bedroom? The Church has largely gone silent on the issue. Sex is sacred, yet it must be discussed if it’s going to truly be honored and protected (Hebrews 13:4). God has given us sex as a gift and it’s one to be thoroughly treasured, celebrated and enjoyed. In this fun, practical session, we will answer the question “How can I have the best sex of my life?” We take an honest look at the differences between men and women and find ways to bridge the gap that we can create the security and intimacy that great sex needs to flourish. 

7 – Face to Face(book):
The Effects of Social Media on Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Health

With it’s over 750 million active monthly users, Facebook (along with Twitter) has changed the landscape of human relationships. This one session helps parents, teens, teachers, pastors and mental health professionals examine both the positive and negative impact of social media on our families, jobs and church. 

8 – Trophy Child: Preparing Children For Something Greater than Themselves

I am guilty of showering my children with excessive praise, endless organized activities, too much privilege and not enough responsibility. I am part of a new generation of parents raising trophy children. Vanity parenting exists when parents use the attributes and accomplishments of their children to impress others. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you will find plenty of examples of this modern parenting trend. This sessions covers parenting motives and the necessary strategies for raising children who love Jesus and others, not just themselves. 

9 – The Lighter Side of Parenting: Creating a Close-Knit Family

Years ago, my mentor, Dr. Gary Smalley, took notice of families that displayed unusually happy interaction among themselves. He intrigue led him to launch a study. The Smalley Relationship Center individually interviewed thousands of wives, husbands, and children separately. Each person was asked the same question: What do you believe is the main reason you are all so close and happy as a family? Each family member gave some form of this answer: “We do a lot of things together.” Close-knit families maximize togetherness and minimize times apart. Families that laugh and play together develop a bond that makes for more success in discipline strategies. 

10 – The Sex Talk: Teaching Your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Who taught you about sex? Perhaps it was your parents for a sit down, one-time “Talk” with minimal details. Was it friends or teachers at school? Maybe you picked up bits and pieces from television sitcoms of the 80’s. Unfortunately, the “Talk” doesn’t work anymore. Advances in technology, accessibility of pornography, and explicit content and innuendo in music, movies and television have exposed our children to sex like no generation prior. 

This Ten great topic have the ability to give you the gift of a greatest marriage you could of every imagined…

I can’t wait to read these books, with my sweet hubby Curt…

Be Blessed & remember to be a blessing,

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

 

The Belief’s You Bring Into A Marriage ♥

Tonight my amazing husband and I attend a marriage conference at our Church “Missions 68”, it has got to be the most fabulous place to truly learn about the Bible. If you are reading this and don’t like church, check out the video’s on the website: www.mission68.org. You will be blessed by hearing Pastor Mark Connely. 

I really want to share this great experience we had at Pastor Ted Cunningham, from Branson Mo. He and his wife Amy are Marriage enriching speakers, enjoy my notes and grab your sweetie… Its time to make your marriage the best it has ever been…

Ted’s Bio:

Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, MO. He is the author of Trophy Child and Young
and In Love 
and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley: The Language of Sex; From Anger to Intimacy; Great Parents, Lousy Lovers and As Long as We Both Shall Live. He is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Ted and his wife, Amy, have been married for 15 years and live in Branson, MO with their two children, Corynn and Carson.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

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http://youtu.be/qJVxLQ8k8hc

Pastor Ted teaching

A Word from Dr. Gary Smalley

“Ted Cunningham is my friend, pastor, and trusted colleague. He is passionate, gifted and a quite humorous communicator. I have asked him to join me at my conferences as we encourage couples together. I believe that Ted is going to be a leader and much needed voice for healthy marriages in the next generation.

Reading great books together as a couple will change your perspective about your spouse….
Check out the classes that you can be a part of on line or introduce them to your church~

1 – Enjoying Life and Marriage

Guess what? You don’t have to choose between life and a spouse. You can enjoy both, and at the same time. Enjoying life, marriage and your spouse is possible when you prioritize the relationships in your home. This topic includes honoring marriage (Hebrews 13:4), enjoying marriage (Ecclesiastes 9:7-9), and prioritizing marriage (Genesis 2:24). This topic can be covered in one 35-60 minute session or expanded to 3 sessions. This is the most requested session filled with nonstop laughter. If you only need one session for couples, this is it!

2 – The Four Spiritual Journeys of the Home

Eradicating the kid-centered home begins by prioritizing marriage in the home (Genesis 2:24). The greatest gift parents give their children is a mother and father who love each other deeply, because a great marriage is the single most important parenting tool. To prioritize the spiritual journeys in the home take personal responsibility for your journey, serve your spouse’s journey, model Jesus in your marriage journey for the sake your child’s journey. This topic does not alienate single parents or blended families, but equips them to discover balance in the home and prepare their children for future relational success. 

 

3 – Marriage: Misery or Mystery?

Most couples make three observations shortly after marriage. One, you discover your spouse is selfish and weird. Two, your spouse tells you that you are selfish and weird. Three, you justify the situation with, “Well, at least I am not as selfish and weird as my spouse!” Marriages are called to model the gospel of Jesus. He is the profound mystery and secret to marital success and happiness. “A consumer relationship lasts only as long as the vendor meets your needs at a cost acceptable to you. A covenant relationship is binding and the good of the relationship takes precedence over the immediate needs of the individual” (TKeller). In a covenant relationship you submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (Ephesians 5:21). That is the profound mystery. This session addresses the selfishness and woundedness that prevents us from living out the gospel in our marriage.

4 – The 6 Levels of Communication

What if your goal was to help your spouse win every argument? What would happen if you made it your priority to understand, instead of being understood? What if your marriage was marked by genuine listening, understanding and validating? This session walks each spouse through the six levels of communication (Small Talk, Facts, Opinions, Feelings, Desires/Needs, and Beliefs) and gets beneath the surface of issues and into the heart (Proverbs 4:23). This session receives the most “I wish we would have heard this years ago” comments from spouses and couples. 

 

5 – From Anger to Intimacy

Unresolved anger is like drinking poison expecting the other person to get sick. Some drink it in sips over time. Others gulp it daily by the gallons. In this session, couples will learn the skills to resolve conflict, hurt and pain. As spouses discover their “hot buttons,” they will learn tactics to deal with feelings of anger, frustration and rage. This session also covers the essentials of forgiveness, keys to nurturing a forgiving spirit, how to craft the perfect apology, and ways to remove the roadblocks to forgiveness. 

6 – The Language of Sex

How often should an evangelical couple have sex? (That is an actual question that was asked on our website.) How creative can we get? Who sets the boundaries in the bedroom? The Church has largely gone silent on the issue. Sex is sacred, yet it must be discussed if it’s going to truly be honored and protected (Hebrews 13:4). God has given us sex as a gift and it’s one to be thoroughly treasured, celebrated and enjoyed. In this fun, practical session, we will answer the question “How can I have the best sex of my life?” We take an honest look at the differences between men and women and find ways to bridge the gap that we can create the security and intimacy that great sex needs to flourish. 

7 – Face to Face(book):
The Effects of Social Media on Emotional, Relational and Spiritual Health

With it’s over 750 million active monthly users, Facebook (along with Twitter) has changed the landscape of human relationships. This one session helps parents, teens, teachers, pastors and mental health professionals examine both the positive and negative impact of social media on our families, jobs and church. 

8 – Trophy Child: Preparing Children For Something Greater than Themselves

I am guilty of showering my children with excessive praise, endless organized activities, too much privilege and not enough responsibility. I am part of a new generation of parents raising trophy children. Vanity parenting exists when parents use the attributes and accomplishments of their children to impress others. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you will find plenty of examples of this modern parenting trend. This sessions covers parenting motives and the necessary strategies for raising children who love Jesus and others, not just themselves. 

9 – The Lighter Side of Parenting: Creating a Close-Knit Family

Years ago, my mentor, Dr. Gary Smalley, took notice of families that displayed unusually happy interaction among themselves. He intrigue led him to launch a study. The Smalley Relationship Center individually interviewed thousands of wives, husbands, and children separately. Each person was asked the same question: What do you believe is the main reason you are all so close and happy as a family? Each family member gave some form of this answer: “We do a lot of things together.” Close-knit families maximize togetherness and minimize times apart. Families that laugh and play together develop a bond that makes for more success in discipline strategies. 

10 – The Sex Talk: Teaching Your Children about Sex and Sexuality

Who taught you about sex? Perhaps it was your parents for a sit down, one-time “Talk” with minimal details. Was it friends or teachers at school? Maybe you picked up bits and pieces from television sitcoms of the 80’s. Unfortunately, the “Talk” doesn’t work anymore. Advances in technology, accessibility of pornography, and explicit content and innuendo in music, movies and television have exposed our children to sex like no generation prior. 

This Ten great topic have the ability to give you the gift of a greatest marriage you could of every imagined…

I can’t wait to read these books, with my sweet hubby Curt…

Be Blessed & remember to be a blessing,

Suzan

www.suzanbafford.com

Enhance Your Personality With 9 Leadership Skills

Today as I was reading the “The 4-Hour Workweek”,

The 4-hour Workweek…
I was pondering why some believe that the Home Business Profession is going to work for the & other never get it off the ground. Which breaks my heart every time it happens… why are their people not willing to open their business and start with consistency.
Realizing that it is:
Charisma! We’ve all met someone who has it, who can, though the sheer force of their voice, their personality — or their leadership skills — simply draw people closer and make them feel good about themselves. Now, some may say that being a people magnet is something you’re born with.

See Yourself as You Will Be!
1. Don’t Reinvent the wheel. Find someone who has what you want, and do what they do. Sometimes, to get a good grasp of a concept, it’s better to learn from other people that have succeeded in the same area you want to succeed with experience. They know what tactics work and what doesn’t. They have learned how to get from point A to point B in the fastest, most efficient, way possible.
2. Learning prospecting and closing. Remember, friends first! Treat prospects like friends, not just wallets. You can use F.O.R.M (Family, Occupation, Recreation, and Message) to get your prospect talking more about himself than the subject at hand if it’s a product or a business presentation. This then gives you the chance to learn about him/her. The focus should be on them and not be “all about you”. People are interested in themselves and they would rather talk about themselves than listen to you try to sell them something.
3. It doesn’t end at the close!You want to invest time into your clients. If you fill a need for your prospect they will fill a need for you. Put more of your focus toward what your client wants and they will feel compelled to help you. In doing this, a client refers your business to other people, giving you more customers and raising your income.

Listen, Read & Grow
4. make your plan and frame your vision
5. seek the skills you need to paint the picture of your life
6. understand how to stick with your plan and never quit!
7. Avoid one blind spot that could cost you big money
8. Create mind-blowing success, starting where you are right now!
9. Multiply your efforts across the board, no matter what your profession!
These 9 Skills are not the usual, I wanted to share some practical events that you can apply daily… Listen to the big Leaders in our profession~ they will have many different skills to add to your skill set.
Become a part of Empower Network, the training is so real, very unconventional… It works, for those of us in the Home Based Profession this is your ticket to making the big incomes…
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Warmly Suzan
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This Is IT!!!

I have been so inspired by Mr. Peck quotes over the last few years. Seems like I read the specific one on the day I really need to understand and absorb the thought or action that is laid out before me!

The first book he published was in 1978 called “The Road Less Traveled”. I haven’t had a chance to read all 14 of his books, as they have such and amazing balance of God with in their entirety. Great man of God to research and soak in a bit of his wisdom & knowledge. 

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“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

~ M. Scott Peck

My overview of (A Road Less Traveled)!!!
There is a day that will come when you will decide enough is enough. In your hour of anguish and frustration, you will make a decision that you deserve better. There is a moment that will speak to you louder than any other moment of your life. “This is not acceptable.” In that moment you will declare, “This is it. I have had enough. I can do more than this. I deserve better than this. I can rise higher than where I am now.” In this moment you will stop coping. In this moment, you will stop minimizing. “It’s not so bad.” In this moment you will see it for what it really is, and you will be ready to take a stand. This is the precise moment that everything will change for you. This is the moment when you prepare for battle. You will look up and finally see your future. You will see your summit. You will dig deep and summon your courage and confidence. You will call upon your drive and determination. You will ignite your passion. You will fuel your will to fight. You will take a stand. You will step out. You will search for the solution. You will make a bold move. You will
conquer your fears. You will break off your bonds, and shatter your shackles. Welcome to your liberation. You are now free. This is it!

This scripture goes great with “This is it”

Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

Matthew 9:20-22 (NLT)

BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE TODAY!!

Warmly Suzan

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