Monday, September 15, 2014

Dreams Derailed - Are You Ready to Get Back On Track With Your Dreams?





Sep. 15, 2014

I haven't written a blog post for a while due to my move from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, PA to Austin, TX.  This week's blog post is entitled "Dreams Derailed."

With all the despair and hopelessness in this country at this time, I want to inspire everyone with my tips on how to get back on track with living your dreams.  Many people have gotten off track with their dreams and don't know which direction to turn. 

Sometimes it's because of their real lack of desire to change their lives. For some reason or another -- people are afraid of changes especially as they age but this is especially the time that everyone needs to be thinking about how they will live the rest of their lives.  


Change in itself can bring about true happiness and I am living proof of that.  In January 2013, I left Atlanta, GA after 19 years in search of a new home and environment since my neighborhood had become a crime-infested area and I wanted a new group of customers and clients for my business, Angels Press (http://www.angelspress.com).  

After living my dreams by being on the road for an entire year and traveling to 15 states with "The Cathy Harris Empowerment Tour" -- which was a "National Humanitarian Tour," I finally realized that I wanted to settle down in Austin, TX, where I will be building new business empowerment networks in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and other surrounding areas.

Many people have gotten off track because of the people they have allowed to come into their lives.  Many times it could be family members, relationships, friends or associates that will keep people from living their dreams.  

Remember other people won't see your dreams so it's important for you to protect your dreams by getting co-dreamers.  So surround yourself with people who will help protect your dreams.

No matter what has caused you to get off track, getting back on track will be about dedication, commitment, self-discipline and will-power.

A great philosopher once said, "You are what you think about all day long" -- so first for you to move in the directions of your dreams, you need to protect your thoughts.  Anytime a negative thought creeps into your mind, you need to replace it with a positive thought.

The great philosopher also said, "Change your thoughts and change your life."  So again what you are thinking about all day long -- you will become?  If you think about poverty, hunger and disease -- then that is what you will manifest in your life.  If you think about being happy, energetic and full of life, then that's the type of life you will live.

When you get out of bed everyday your goal should be to walk in the direction of your dreams and the best way to do this is to be positive. The best way to stay positive is to turn your brain back on by eating natural, fresh, raw, organic foods (eat from the land); Turn off the stove because heat depletes nutrients -- and juice, blend and steam green foods (the darker the green the better) which builds up your body and releases serotonin in your brain which makes you feel good; Take 1,000 to 2,000 mg of Vitamin D-3 everyday which is the mood vitamin; Get at least 20 minutes of sunlight everyday which will help your mood; Take 2 tablespoons of Omega 3 Flaxseed Oil everyday which is good for your brain, skin, hair, nails, PMS, prostate, etc.; and engage in a regular exercise program which releases endorphins in your brain which makes you feel good. 

Also get plenty of sleep every night by going to bed the same time every night.  Don't forget to clean up your environment by going totally natural from your head to toe by using only natural products on your body and natural products to clean your house with.  

Once you turn your brain back on, you will not believe the opportunities and possibilities that will present itself in your life.  You will be able to see your entire life in a new light and get back on course with moving in the directions of your dreams.  Good luck!  CathyHarrisSpeaks.com 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Speaking 101

April 24, 2014 
  
Hey All:

You know I love you, right?  My blog post this week is Speaking 101.  I don't post a blog post every week but only when I have something really relevant to say or when I reach some type of milestone in my life. 

I can officially call myself an "audio producer" and "audiobook narrator."  I have 35 videos at Cathy Harris TV and I just finished my first audiobook "Diabetes 101: 3rd Largest Killer."   Wow...what an experience!!!  I can't believe I did it!!!

The audiobook will be available soon at Amazon.com, Audible.com and Itunes.com and with me at my events especially since Diabetes is the number one killer of African Americans.  

At this point in my life, I really wasn't looking for anymore titles, but as a business owner, you will find out that you will end up doing a lot of the work your ownself especially if you want it done right.

I use to hate how I sounded on recordings.  But remember most people are their biggest critics.  Sometimes your biggest enemy will be that brain between your two ears telling you what you can or cannot do. 

Remember the old voice recorders, I thought my voice sounded like a frog but as I grew older -- I learned to love my voice.  We all have things that we don't like about ourselves and sometimes those things can become our greatest assets.  However, I still cringe sometimes when I hear my voice but at this point in my life, it's as good as it gets.

What everyone need to understand is that everyone is human and you should never give up on yourself and the possible talents you might have that can help others.  Remember everyone has some type of talent or passion which is of value to others.

Becoming a speaker was hard work along the way.  After being on anti-depressants for one year after I blew the whistle in 1998, not only did I have memory loss, but I had to work with a speech coach from a college just to learn how to talk again.  

I also attended toastmasters.org which was very beneficial in helping me present to an audience which I recommend for any business owner especially all up and coming speakers and authors.

Medications of any kind will not only mess you up, all medications (especially antidepressants) will have side effects and will sometimes take away abilities that you may never get back again.  However, I am happy to announce my memories eventually returned and that was the only time in my entire life that I have ever been on medications.

When I retired from U.S. Customs in 2005, and launched my company, AngelsPress.com, I was a speaker but not an Empowerment Speaker.  So my company at that time was only a publishing company - not empowerment company. 

The only topics I was well-versed in was "workplace discrimination" and "international traveling" -- but most people don't fight back so I knew I could not build a second career on the topic of workplace discrimination or even international traveling -- so I had to gain access to topics that people really wanted to hear more about.

So how did I do that?  In order to gain valuable knowledge and put myself in a position to have access to great information, not only did I continue with a national e-newsletter that I had launched in 1998 to expose U.S. Customs, National Black Agenda Online, but my home and car literally became a learning center.

In 2012, I launched an initiative to show others what they needed to do to take control of their own lives and gain valuable information

Every step I have taken in my life up until now seem to have been in divine order to put me where I really needed to be to bring peace, joy, and happiness into my life and the people's lives that I care deeply about.

I want to thank everyone who have known me over the years for your support and others who are getting to know me now.  I wish you nothing but peace, joy, and happiness and as an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, I will continue alongside of you in the fight to make your lives and the lives of the people you care deeply about ...like heaven...on earth.  Just remember "All in Divine Order."    CathyHarrisSpeaks.com