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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Money Equals Love - Looking Up Newsletter

July 1st, 2015
Looking Up Newsletter

Hello everyone,

The home we have been renting for the past two years has been sold out from under us. We found a new home only 3 blocks away. So, we are in the process of sorting and packing. This is not my favorite thing to do, but I do like setting up and decorating at new houses. I hope you are all enjoying whatever it is that you are doing!

take care,
Skye Thomas


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July 2015 Monthly Horoscopes

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Quote of the Week:

Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. - J. Paul Getty

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle

It is at our mother's knee that we acquire our noblest and truest and highest ideals, but there is seldom any money in them. - Mark Twain



Feature Article of the Week:


Money Equals Love

When we think of prosperity and of creating abundance, it is easy enough to see how working at a job that we love helps us to earn more money than if we worked at a job we hated. We can see that if we add plenty of love and warm-fuzzies towards how we treat our coworkers, bosses, employees, and customers, then it makes sense that people will like doing business with us and we will become more successful therefore earning more money. We can understand how putting our love into the goods and services that we sell makes for superior products and therefore raises the perceived value of our goods and services. Here is the hard part, it holds true in our personal relationships too.

How many women complain that their husbands do not spend enough time with them? The wife complains that her husband does not appear to really care about her. She thinks there is a lack of deep emotional connection between the two of them. “You don’t say that you love me! Therefore you must not love me!” He quickly points out that his lack of flowers and romantic words do not mean that he does not love her. After all, he works hard to earn enough money so that she can live in the house they share and so that she can choose to work, shop, raise kids, or whatever it is she does with her time. She says that she appreciates the money, but it is not the same as love. The argument can be condensed down to this, she does not see money as a symbol of love the way that he does. So many men feel under-appreciated for their long hours working to support their families. And they feel that they are unfairly harassed for not spending enough quality time with the wife and kids.

Time is money. That makes sense. Bosses hire employees for their time on the job. Most people are paid an hourly wage or a monthly salary. How much they are paid per unit of time is determined by their expertise and the quality of work they perform. However, the boss is paying his employees to do what he does not have the time to do himself.

Love is time. When you love someone, you naturally want to spend quality time with them. You miss them when they are gone too long. Go to any retirement home or a home for abused children. The most important thing to these people is the personal time that you give them. When you volunteer your time to a charity, a school, or a political campaign, it is because you love what it stands for.

Time is a non-renewable resource. We have a set number of hours each day that we can experience life. We can fritter it away laying out in the yard on a sunny day doing nothing much or we can organize the heck out of it making sure we live every single moment to the fullest. Sometimes we find out in advanced that we are sick and have x number of days, weeks, months left to live. Usually, we have no idea how many days we have left.

So, when we give the boss our time in order to earn money for those that we love, then we are, in a way, giving the loved one our time. The husband could decide that he would rather sit around watching TV all day or he would rather go fishing, but instead he goes to work every day so that his family can have a nice house and nice things to put in it. He has given her his fishing time and his TV watching time. Yes, he still needs to spend some time talking and connecting on an emotional level because a relationship that is all money and no romance is very lonely. However, she needs to see that he has, in a roundabout way, given her his time and energy. He really is trying to give her a gift from his heart.

To illustrate the point even further, we love professional athletes, musicians, actors, and other entertainers so much that we will pay a fortune to see them perform. Those highly paid athletes are making that kind of money because we love them! If we did not love them, then they would not get the ticket sales. It would not matter how well they threw the ball if nobody wanted to watch them do it. Famous celebrities are rich because a lot of people love their work.

This is not to say that it is okay to give money in lieu of love, but rather that for many men, this is their biggest symbolic gesture. Remember too, they are hunters at heart. The caveman had to bring in the dinner or his loved ones would perish. They give money like women give hugs and kisses to babies. Look at the single mom who cannot spend time with her children because she is always working to financially support them. It is not because she does not love them. The same thing holds true for two-income families, the mothers do not love their children any less just because they are gone working instead of home baking cookies. Men need to remember too, that ONLY giving money as a symbol of their love is like a woman ONLY cooking and cleaning as a symbol of her love. Both are huge gifts of the heart, but they are certainly not the only gifts that are needed for a strong bond.

Money does equal love, but there are many additional forms of love to share. Women hate to feel like they are just a paid housekeeper, cook, and chauffeur in a relationship. Men hate to feel like they are just a life support system for a wallet. Money cannot buy love and love alone will not create money, but the two are able to be converted back and forth into each other. The one can equate to the other. Love can make you prosperous, and sometimes money means “I love you”.


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Monday, June 01, 2015

Making New Friends - Looking Up Newsletter

June 1st, 2015
Looking Up Newsletter

Hello everyone,

I met some lovely new people at a picnic gathering yesterday; reminded me of today’s feature article. I hope you are all finding the time and inspiration to reach out and make new friends.

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Skye Thomas


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Quote of the Week:

You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them -- no matter how old or impressive they may be -- as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much -- we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales. - Leo Rosten

So what do we do? Anything, something, so long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. - Lee Iacocca, Chrysler Corporation CEO

Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. - Mark Twain



Feature Article of the Week:


Making New Friends

How do we make friends? More importantly if dropped into a new city or a new job or a new school, how do we go about making new friends? Most of us don’t really think about it, but just sort of allow people to float in and out of our lives without really paying any attention to how we pull new people into our lives.

Years ago, my son was four-years-old and starting preschool. He had been begging to go for about a year and was thrilled that he was finally there. He had longed to play on their playground. He really loved all of the noise and commotion of such a large daycare center. The sight of all those other children running around, laughing, and playing fascinated him. He was so excited to dive in and start hanging out with those other children. He was naturally outgoing and energetic, and had wonderful social skills so I knew he would get along just fine. I was a bit surprised when he came up to me after a few weeks and said that he was really struggling because as the new kid he did not have any friends.

“How do I get some friends to play with me?”

I told him that every week I would give him a new assignment. I explained to him that you do not want to run through these steps too fast because it makes people nervous and they will push you away. You want to give them time to adjust to you as you go through these steps.

For the first week, all he had to do was smile a nice big smile and say, “Hi!” He needed to walk around saying “Hi!” to teachers and students alike; whoever seemed cool in his opinion. He did not have to be a geek about it and say “Hi!” to everyone; just those he thought seemed kind of interesting. This gives people the impression that you are an upbeat positive person, but not too pushy. Greet them every day with a smile on your face.

For the second week, he had to start adding their names to the cheerful greeting. When you see someone you like, smile real big and say “Hi Joey!” or “Hi Suzy!” or “Hi Anthony!” Start learning their names and adding those names to your greetings. This way they are already used to your pleasant greetings and it just personalizes it a bit. Greet them with a personalized greeting every day.

For the third week, I told him to give them an honest compliment along with the greeting. Do not make it something big and embarrassing, but something small and comfortable for them to hear you say aloud in front of others. “Hi Joey! I love your Ninja Turtle T-shirt!” or “Hi Suzy! I really like the way you color within the lines, looks great!” or “Hi Anthony! Nice haircut dude!” The key to this step is honesty. You have to find something you truly like about the person to compliment. People get an odd feeling and on some level can sense when others are being fake or insincere with them. Be honest, be upbeat, and personalize the greeting and the compliment. Again, do it every day. Consistency really matters. You are not just making them feel good about themselves, but creating a public image of yourself as a consistently upbeat positive person.

For the fourth week, I was going to have him include an invitation to play with him in with his greetings, but he never got that far. He was having such a good time with all of his new friends that he never really bothered with any more lessons. He was very popular and well-loved from that point on.
Every time he has changed schools or neighborhoods or gone away to camp or whatever, he has always used that same system to make new friends. It is foolproof and always works for him. Now that he is a young adult, he simply walks up to strangers, flashes them his best grin in a charming and almost clown-like manner. He hams it up like a beloved comedian and delivers whatever silly greeting will make people laugh. It is fun to watch him.

Can we as adults do the same thing? I know that if I really look at my own behaviors, the times that friends have seemed a bit scarce were when I was not doing a lot of reaching out and greeting them. If I was not personalizing my conversations towards them and I was not handing out the compliments, then new people did not seem to stick around and develop into friendships. Most people are a lot more insecure and shy than they let on, and they really feel good when someone else notices them enough to learn their name and to greet them with a real compliment. It usually makes them feel comfortable enough to respond and to begin opening up.

It is a really simple exercise: consistently greet them, personalize the greeting, and then add a compliment to the greeting, if you aren’t friends by then, offer an invitation along with the greeting. People love to feel likeable. This system lets them know that you think they are likeable without making you feel like an uncomfortable nerd. It is slow enough paced to not be forced, unnatural, or pushy. We humans have funny little behavioral rules and rituals that we follow instinctively. We feel uneasy when someone does not approach us the right way. Deep down, a lot of people are skittish and easily spooked away. Give them time to check you out. It is amazing how beautifully this works.


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Who Is The Inner Critic? - Looking Up Newsletter (May 1 2015 issue)

May 1st, 2015
Looking Up Newsletter

Hello everyone,

I am currently researching Carl Jung for a paper in my psychology grad school program. Fascinating stuff. We only hear such small tidbits of these people’s lives and of their contributions to their field of expertise. If you want some meaty and interesting summer reading, I highly recommend reading biographies of William James, Carl Jung, and/or Abraham Maslow.

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Skye Thomas


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Quote of the Week:

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Bill Gates

It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. - Malcolm Forbes

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. - Charles Kettering, Inventor



Feature Article of the Week:


Who Is The Inner Critic?

Imagine yourself in one of those old-time scary movies. You are making your way along a path through the jungle. You are on your way to some important event that cannot be missed. In order to get to where you are going, you must pass through the dark scary unknown section of jungle along the trail. It is dusk and the trees and vines of the jungle surround you, adding to the smothering darkness. You nervously tiptoe along. Those of us at home watching this movie would know to be frightened for your safety because there would be some scary music playing in the background to help set the scene.

As you plot your way along the jungle path, you unknowingly step on a twig causing it to snap. The sound is sharp and loud, compared to the previous quiet of the jungle. At the sudden noise, a huge group of monkeys in the trees start screeching and screaming! They scream until they scare all the birds away. You did not know there were monkeys and birds hidden in the trees. Now they have both rushed off in a sudden whirlwind of noise and chaos. Nothing bad really happened, but the suspense and the sudden doomsday warning and screaming of the monkeys caused you and the birds to jump out of your skin!

Our inner critic is very much like one of those monkeys in the trees sitting quietly until it is startled and then it suddenly screams out its warnings and convinces us we are in danger. We all have one of those monkeys on our shoulder. His job is to scream out warnings, “Watch out for that lion! He’ll eat you! Don’t jump off that cliff, you don’t have wings and cannot fly like a bird!” The inner critic means well, but can become overzealous and too fearful.

The inner critic typically begins during childhood. Unfortunately, most of us have had parents, siblings, teachers, friends, and enemies tell us that we are not good enough. They laughed when we told them our childhood dreams. It is not always said directly to our faces; sometimes it is a subtle undercurrent. Maybe you lived in the shadow of a perfect older brother and your parents forgot to cheer on your successes too. Maybe your parents did everything for you as if you were incapable of doing anything for yourself. Maybe you lived under the rule of a perfectionist, so everything you did was critiqued with a cold critical eye and nothing you did was ever quite good enough.

The inner critic is that voice inside your head that tells you that you are not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, pretty enough, or strong enough. It nags and natters at you to the point that your self-confidence and sense of bravery is destroyed. You are convinced that the voice is correct and that you really do not have what it takes to live out your favorite dreams. As time goes on, you quit setting meaningful goals. You become resigned to a life of mediocrity and dullness.

However it starts, the inner critic gathers proof that it is doing the right thing by protecting you from making foolish leaps of faith. It will find proof of your inability to succeed. Every time you give up and quit, the inner critic files that away in its memory as proof yet again of your smallness. Years and years of layers of proof and validation, coupled with the lack of a strong support system of cheerleaders, strengthens the inner critic until it overpowers your own sense of drive and purpose. Your fears disguised as common sense now rule your life.

Critics are not necessarily bad. They analyze and report back the results of their critique. The inner critic believes that he is protecting you. It is his job to keep you from doing harmful or foolish things. In the caveman days, he would have told you that you could not outrun the lion so you should leave it alone. He would have told you not to try swimming in overly deep and dangerous bodies of water. The inner critic is supposed to analyze your talents, traits, and abilities and then determine whether or not you have what it takes to accomplish whatever whim you are entertaining. At an enlightened balanced level, he keeps you safe and out of trouble. In overdrive, he immobilizes you and keeps you from doing anything unorthodox or adventurous.

Look at the most common phobia in America – public speaking. The idea of standing up in front of an audience and giving a speech is feared more than dying! How can that be? What is it we are afraid of? People will laugh at us? People will think we are stupid? People will be so bored that they will fall asleep and snore through the speech? We will forget what we were going to say and just stand there with a blank look on our face? This is an illogical and invalid fear. There is no real danger in failing at public speaking, so why fear it so much? Immobilizing fear should be reserved for those things that are truly dangerous. With a fear of public speaking, the inner critic is in overdrive and is simply freaking out over something that is relatively minor in the big picture of the human experience. Sometimes, we need to ignore our irrational fears.

At other times, you may decide that your inner critic is telling the truth and you should heed its advice. For example, you might think it would be cool to own a restaurant, but you are afraid of failing. Upon evaluation, you come to realize that you do not know anything about running a business or even how to run a restaurant for that matter. You are a great cook and love serving your delicious home-cooked food to guests, but that is not enough to make you a successful restaurateur. Okay, great, so get lessons, training, hire a business coach, and learn how to do the parts that you do not already know. Educate yourself; make resolving the real challenges creating those fears your first steps towards eventually owning your own restaurant. Just because you do not have all of the tools and knowledge today does not mean that you are never ever going to have the tools and knowledge needed to succeed at your dream. Yes, the fears in this example are valid and logical fears, but they do not have to mean giving up and quitting your dream.

Your inner critic makes an evaluation about you based on past experiences, factual knowledge accumulated, assumptions, and beliefs that has been fed into it over the course of your life. If you have a history of support and success, then your inner critic is probably balanced and logical. If you have a history of being ridiculed and of failure, then your inner critic is probably doing its best to save you from any further pain. Avoiding disappointment, pain, and frustration is a logical course of action, but in doing so you stop yourself from possibly achieving greatness. You are so much more than your inner critic’s opinion of you. You are forever capable of growing, learning, training, expanding, and contributing your unique set of talents. You are capable of deciding for yourself whether or not your inner critic’s fears are valid or invalid. Don’t let a hyperactive fearful screaming monkey stop you from living a full and interesting life.


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Friday, May 22, 2015

June 2015 Aries Horoscope

Last month, you were disagreeing with your neighbors, extended family, and local community members about all kinds of things and they were really getting on your nerves. This month, you are able to really enjoy hanging out with these same people and you are able to hear what they are trying to say and they are actually listening to what you have to say. It is a far more friendly and fun experience. You could also find that you are able to find some great bargains when trying to budget for hobbies, vacations, luxury items, and various playtime activities.

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June 2015 Taurus Horoscope

You are spending a lot of time thinking about how to bring more romantic, financial, emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual energy into your home and/or private life. You still have a little bit of trouble mixing finances with friends, groups, and/or the Internet, but otherwise, you have some excellent financial activity helping you to budget for the various household related items that you feel would help you create the home life that you are dreaming of.

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June 2015 Gemini Horoscope

Your social life is reinvigorated this month with all kinds of lovely opportunities to bond with friends, colleagues, neighbors, teammates, and local community members. You can buy, sell, persuade, entertain, laugh, and barter with these people. You could find that you also have a great time playing online and using the Internet to stay connected socially and professionally. During the final days of the month, you begin seeing some financial and professional success as well.

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June 2015 Cancer Horoscope

After the emotional dramas of last month, you are ready for a vacation and the half of this month could be a good time for you to schedule it. However, if you choose to stay home and work, there are some wonderful financial and leadership aspects happening in that area of your life too. Regardless, you are able to take some time to think about your professional and financial goals and you are able to reflect on whether or not they are in alignment with your spiritual, emotional, and ethical beliefs. You do not seem to do much more than reflect on the matter in order to begin feeling better about things in general.

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June 2015 Leo Horoscope

You have regained control over your social life and are once again able to balance your personal life with your social life. You are having a great time while bonding with others, networking, and creating all kinds of professional and personal relationships. You are still in the mood to broaden your horizons and to spend time traveling and/or involved in academic, cultural, political, religious, and/or media related activities. Unfortunately, at times, you will find a disconnect between fact and feelings, between religious dogma and spiritual intuition, between compassion and the laws of a society. You are smart enough to know that sometimes the rules of society are wrong and it angers or depresses you.

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June 2015 Virgo Horoscope

This may be the time of year when most people like to go on vacation, but for you this is a good time to be focusing on your professional goals and aspirations. You have times when your profits are strongly tied to this area of your life and then you have other times when your emotional well-being is also tied to it. All three elements are working quite nicely individually and in various combinations this month. You still have an irritable partner or rival that is not happy with your professional success, but that’s not really your problem and you definitely should not allow them to guilt you into lowering your standards or questioning your goals. This is the time to go for it.

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June 2015 Libra Horoscope

This is a good time for you and your romantic, social, or business partner to be traveling together and spending time socializing and interacting with groups. You could find that political, cultural, religious, academic, mass media, and/or travel related activities give you plenty of opportunities to make new friends, forge new business deals, and to learn new things about new people. By the end of the month, you are ready to focus on work again and take on leadership roles.

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June 2015 Scorpio Horoscope

Your career and finances are doing really well this month. You are smart, productive, and a natural leader within your industry. It is a good time for working on productivity goals, financial negotiations, job interviews, promotions, advertising and marketing campaigns, etc. And it is a good time for taking on leadership roles, earning the respect and admiration of your peers, and/or for getting your boss to see what a valuable member of the team you are.

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June 2015 Sagittarius Horoscope

You and a partner or rival are able to iron out your disagreements. You could even find that you are ready to have some fun together afterwards. There is a great deal of positive energy between the two of you now. You are also able to funnel more romantic and financial security into your home or private life. A couple of months ago, you and then later your partner were both ticked off about someone or something in your private life. Now, you seem to have worked it out and you are feeling much better about the situation.

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June 2015 Capricorn Horoscope

Last month, you were dealing with a lot of delays and dramas at work. You were also dealing with a partner or rival that was unhappy about you and your home life. Those things are still happening this month, but you are doing a fantastic job of smoothing things over and getting everyone to work together to actually fix things and get them moving in a direction that helps everyone. People are more open to hearing your ideas and they are happy to see you taking a leadership role.

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June 2015 Aquarius Horoscope

You and your partner could enjoy spending quality time with relatives, neighbors, and others from within your local community. Backyard BBQs, family reunions, and local gatherings at the park are all fun possibilities. The two of you could find some excellent bargains on luxury items, vacation packages, family outings, concert tickets, and other extracurricular activities. If the two of you work in a happiness industry (music, theatre, fine dining, vacations, luxury sales, etc.), you could find this is also an excellent time for increasing sales.

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June 2015 Pisces Horoscope

You are focused on your home, roommates, parents, retirement plans, and/or a home-related business. You have an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get to work on these topics. You have your financial and professional goals and activities in line with your home life. You should be feeling rather safe and secure when it comes to setting up the private life that you want. You are also finding some time to goof off and have some fun during the final days of the month.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Aries Horoscope - May 2015

People can be really irritating sometimes. You and your coworkers, professional colleagues, friends, children, and partners are all getting along just fine. But your neighbors, extended family, and/or local community members are driving you nuts this month. They are bickering and arguing about religion, politics, academia, cultural issues, addictions, corporations, and any number of other topics. You are by nature, a smart person, but you could feel as if you are surrounded by opinionated idiots and/or that know-it-alls are refusing to listen to anything new that differs from their longtime established ideas of what is true. You are an excellent communicator, but even you will have trouble getting your point across to these people.

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Free Taurus Horoscope - May 2015

Neptune is in the area of your chart that governs your social interactions including those online. When things are going badly, Neptune can bring dysfunction, lies, secrets, mental health issues, and/or bureaucracy into play. This month, a handful of planets are moving through your personal wealth and self-worth sector trying to bless this area of your life. However, Neptune clashes with each of them causing a rift between your finances and your social life. It could be something minor like you just cannot afford to splurge on social events. But it could also be something major like an Internet scam or a financial disagreement involving a team, club, committee, association, friend, etc. The good news is this is a short-term issue and it should not cause long-term repercussions.

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Free Gemini Horoscope - May 2015

Last month, you spent a lot of time soul searching about your reputation and/or professional path and what you want it to be. This month, you are ticked off about the topic. You still have Neptune creating haziness, delusion, dysfunction, bureaucracies, secrets, and/or lies in your public life and professional goals sector. Your attempt to apply logic to this subject falls flat. You need to come at it from a more intuitive, imaginative, and/or idealistic approach.

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Free Cancer Horoscope - May 2015

Your partner or rival is finally done complaining about your reputation, boss, leadership style, and/or professional path. But now you are beginning to get upset about these things. Mostly, you are just sick and tired of know-it-alls telling you how to think and feel about political, religious, cultural, legal, academic, and/or media related topics. You are also beginning to tire of the bureaucracy and dramas at work. You can feel the need for a getaway vacation brewing in your soul.

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Free Leo Horoscope - May 2015

Last month, you were feeling really extroverted, social, open-minded, and you excelled as a team player. This month, you still want to do and be those things, but people in your social circles are sucking the joy out of your life. They are making it very difficult for you to have any fun, to spend time with your loved ones, and/or for you to experience a little “me time” with your favorite hobbies. They are also creating some financial or romantic trust issues and you should definitely have your guard up within these areas. Things may not be what they seem, so do your homework, do not be gullible and overly trusting.

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Free Virgo Horoscope - May 2015

You are quite focused on your professional life this month but your partner or a rival is not too happy about it. Because of Neptune’s involvement, they might be absent when you need them, or more likely they are acting dishonestly, dysfunctional, gullible, secretive, and/or in some way bringing more bureaucracy into the dynamic than what is necessary. They could be trying to smear your good name or they could simply being embarrassing you. Regardless, you are doing a great job, so just stay honest and ethical, and things should turn out in your favor.

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Free Libra Horoscope - May 2015

Issues involving language barriers, employee bigotry, long-distance communications or shipping, work related travel, mandates from the legal department, ineffective training classes, and/or a lack of formal education causing a drop in productivity levels for you and your coworkers. This is a short-term dynamic and soon you will be able to move past it. You might also find that a boss, high profile client, or some other authority figure is paying attention to how well you maneuver your way through these issues and is seeing that you are a valuable and productive member of the team. Next month, you will have even more opportunities to earn the respect and admiration of your colleagues and it will not involve as much drama.

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Free Scorpio Horoscope - May 2015

You and a lover could be dealing with infidelity, trust issues, or differing sexual needs. Joint finances could have the two of you stressed out and unable to really enjoy yourselves. It is also possible that children or pets are causing trust issues (like when they cannot be trusted to be left home alone). If you work in a happiness industry (music, theatre, fine dining, vacations, luxury sales, pet stores, etc.), you could find that revenues are low or you are having a hard time collecting your fair share of the profits. The good news is that you are doing really well at work and your boss and coworkers are appreciative of the genius and enthusiasm that you are bringing into the work environment day after day.

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Free Sagittarius Horoscope - May 2015

Your partner or a competitor is really making your life stressful at this time. They are angry and argumentative towards you but more so towards someone or something in your home or private life. You come to agree with them, but that does not make it any less stressful. Still the two of you have opportunities to diplomatically agree that outside of the home-oriented issue, the two of you are getting along fine. Next month, will be much better. You will have plenty of opportunities to kiss and make up or to at least have some fun together.

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Free Capricorn Horoscope - May 2015

You are working a lot and trying to meet deadlines, but there have been a lot of issues creating delays and drama at work. As you battle these issues and try to get things done and try to get along with your coworkers, one of your partners or rivals is beginning to complain and nag about how something or someone at home is irritating them. They think you should be the one to fix it or they think it is your fault. There probably is not much you can do to resolve any of this, but it is against your nature to ignore it and allow it to just fester. Try to keep from becoming overly controlling and closed-minded while trying to implement your ideas, even if you are probably correct as to what ought to happen next.

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Free Aquarius Horoscope - May 2015

Like most people, you love to have a good time. But this month, your financial goals are clashing with your love life, parenting, hobbies, vacations, playtime activities, wish to splurge, and/or your desire to purchase luxury items. You need to be frugal and find ways to say, “I love you” and ways to entertain yourself without blowing your budget. The good news is that you are beginning to find it a bit easier to succeed at your financial and professional goals, so whatever financial damage you do create while splurging, you will probably be able to fix it in early July.

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Free Pisces Horoscope - May 2015

You have had some time to evaluate your housing situation, roommates, private life, retirement plans, and/or relationship with your parents. You have decided that things kind of stink and need to be healed, fixed, cleaned up, reorganized, etc. You are able to make a lot of progress in these areas, but they do not come easily and effortlessly. You have to put some serious effort into it. You end up ready to enjoy some playtime but find that once again, your financial goals clash with what you are trying to do. It is not easy to stay focused on one’s financial goals when there is so much fun to be had, but you have your household budget in order so things are not as bad as it might seem.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

What If I Fall Flat On My Face? - Looking Up Newsletter

April 1st, 2015
Looking Up Newsletter

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying lovely spring weather and finding time to spend with family and friends.

take care,
Skye Thomas


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Quote of the Week:

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory. - Orison Swett Marden

Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. - Bruce Barton, advertising executive

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. - Anthony Robbins



Feature Article of the Week:


What If I Fall Flat On My Face?

I know what you’re thinking, “What if I fall flat on my face?” I hope you do. Sounds awful, I know. But I really think the best thing that can happen to you is for you to take a timid little leap and fall flat on your face. Then, I want to see you get back up, evaluate what you did wrong, and jump again. Keep on taking that leap of faith and learning from each and every mistake until you become used to jumping and used to falling. Then, you will get over the fear of falling and you will finally begin to concentrate on flying. I want to see you run with everything you have and dive into your dreams with so much passion and fire that you forget all about the possibility of failing. You will never find your wings until you do.

The fear of failure is a cruel and stupid trick we pull on ourselves. The fact that the fear of failure stops us from going after our goals and dreams means that we have already failed. I ask you this, who cares if you fail? Brilliant people fail every single day. Brave tenacious people fall flat on their faces and even get laughed at every single day. Consider the soldiers coming home from wars with physical ailments that require extensive rehabilitation. How many mornings do they wake up hoping they will be able to walk again and then go to bed having failed yet again? Great people, we love them. They are not going to let a little thing like yesterday’s failure stop them from working hard again today. They are an inspiration to all of us. The news agencies do not report on what failures they are for not succeeding, but on how inspirational their stories are as they keep pushing themselves towards achieving their goals. Who planted that stupid idea in our heads that we have to be successful at every single thing every single day in order to be likeable?

What is failure anyway? In my eyes, the returning soldiers are definitely not failures. Nobody with that much tenacity, focus, and drive is failing. They are real heroes. You have not failed until you have given up trying. As long as you are still taking leaps of faith, you are still a winner. Failure, like everything else, has its breaking point. At some point, if you hit at it in the same spot over and over again it eventually breaks. How many light bulbs did Thomas Edison make before he got it right? Most people do not know the answer to that question because they do not care how many times he failed before he finally succeeded. In Edison’s own words, “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” He kept learning from each attempt, adapted his plans to fit the new information, stayed the course, held the dream, and did not let the fear of failure or the fear of other people’s ridicule stop him.

One of the reasons that I think we hear so many stories of immigrants coming to this country and making it big is because they were raised on stories of the ability to create whatever kind of life you envision for yourself here. It is as if all of the stories they heard about how everyone has the right to succeed in America overrides any self-doubt they might have had. They do not have a fear of failure so they just roll up their sleeves and get to work making their dreams come true. Sure, they stumble and fall and learn a few lessons along the way, but they certainly do not give up and quit.

Are you afraid of what other people are going to think of you if you fail? Have you ever met a truly impressive person that got there by playing it ultra-safe? People who do not take risks are seldom if ever cheered, admired, or in the limelight. Besides, Americans love an underdog. We love to see some scrappy go-getter who has no business thinking they can win. We love to watch that same person stumble and fall a few times only to pick themselves up and really make something of themselves. It is the American Dream. Hollywood knows it. They have made an entire industry of showing us the stories of underdogs who dust themselves off and finally become winners. Nobody pays money to watch a movie about some perfect person who designs a perfect dream and experiences a flawless life while accomplishing everything they set out to do easily and effortlessly. Boooooring! We do not like people who come across as too perfect anyway. So go ahead and fail, it gives us a reason to pay attention to you, to relate to you, and to cheer you on.

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given on this subject was back in high school when I was first learning how to water-ski. I had mastered the basics and could get up on a single ski and maneuver my way back and forth behind the boat without falling down. I was not able to do any fancy tricks, but I could get up and stay up. I was told, “If you aren’t falling down, then you aren’t trying very hard. You are playing it safe, staying in your comfort zone. You aren’t getting any better.” That pushed me to get past my fear of falling. I forced myself to go faster than I was comfortable with, to lean deeper, to catch a bit of air, to cut across bigger wakes, to trudge across choppier waves, etc. Nothing too dangerous, just a bit more here and there than what I felt was safe and do-able. I fell down a lot and got pretty banged up. I beat the heck out of my poor body that summer, but I also made impressive gains in my ability to master the sport. Nobody talked about how many times I fell nor how black and blue I was, they only talked about how fast I was learning and what a great job I was doing. My teacher would sit back with a self-satisfied smirk on his face because only he knew how hard it had been for me to push past that comfort zone to allow myself permission to fall down. Nothing beats taking that big bite out of life and having it bite back just a bit! Laugh it off and dive in again.

If the goal you have is big enough and challenging enough that you could fall flat on your face, then chances are pretty good that you will fall on your face or at least stumble and lose your footing here and there along the way. If I could promise you that you would only fail twice and on the third attempt you would succeed, then would you go ahead and suffer through the first two failures in order to get to that third time? Of course, you would. What if I told you that the first three attempts will end in failure and people will mock you for thinking that you had any chance of success, but that on the fourth attempt you will not only succeed, but those that mocked you will be cheering for you and saying how proud they are to know you? Would you suffer the first three humiliating failures in order to get to the fourth successful attempt? Of course, you would. So let’s get the falling out of the way so we can get on with the flying. And no, I am not saying that failing is a mandatory step on the way towards success, only that it is not as relevant as we are taught to believe.


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