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Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Wishes Fulfilled – Desktop Image

I have recently read Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Wishes Fulfilled book and I’m currently rereading it.  I have created the following desktop image to help me stay focused on my I Am statements. Please feel free to download and share. (click to view a larger image)

Dr. Wayne Dyer Wishes FulFilled

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East Africa Famine

The countries in East Africa have seen the worst drought of the past 60 years. Their crops have withered and livestock killed, now millions of people are facing food shortages with little hope in sight for relief. With over 12 million people affected by these severe droughts, many aid agencies are desperately seeking help.

Just recently, UN airlifts have been allowed to arrive in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu with relief. Somalia has been the hardest hit from the drought due to military conflicts not allowing food and supplies to reach the people. Somali refuges are flooding across the borders into Kenya and Ethiopia, where the camps have become so over crowded that unsanitary conditions are leading to severe malnutrition and death.

According to Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos, the need in East Africa is expected to last at least three to four months, and the number of people needing humanitarian assistance could increase by as much as 25 per cent. The UN has announced that if the response of aid does not increase quickly, then the famine could spread further south in Somalia. (Click here to view the Humanitarian Snapshot of the Horn of Africa from OCHA)

Save the Children has released the Bob Marley track High Tide or Low Tide for sale on iTunes with the funds received going to the aid in East Africa. I have added new products to the Aid section of the Yesteeyear store with a Horn of Africa design. All proceeds from the initial sales of these products will go directly to the Red Cross to help in the relief efforts. More designs to be added soon. Please think about ways how you can help the children in East Africa.

Horn of Africa - Aid - History Clothing & Gifts - Coffee Mug Horn of Africa - Aid - History Clothing & Gifts - Men's Ringer T-shirtHorn of Africa - Aid - History Clothing & Gifts - Women's Dark T-shirt

Being Mr. Mom is Hard!

It has been over 6 months since I left my job.  I have been at home with my three kids and it’s hard!  I’m not going to sugar-coat it, it is frickin’ hard!  I love my children more than life itself, but you definitely need an unlimited supply of patience to be home with kids.  There is no doubt that from time to time, my frustration levels have peaked.  When my 3-year old is over-tired and absolutely nothing I do will calm him down; or when the twentieth drink (at least that’s what it feels like) is spilt on the floor, it is hard!

When I was working, the single best moment of my day was when I walked through the front door and three screaming kids came running at me yelling “DADDY!!!!”.  I might not get that moment of excitement as much anymore, but there are so many more amazing moments.  The random “Daddy, I love you” sprinkled throughout my day or “you’re the bestest Daddy ever” touch my heart so deeply that my eyes well up with tears and makes this all worth it.

My 15 days away for my trip to Haiti was the longest I had ever been away from my kids.  I laid in my bed at night and watched pictures of my family on my iPod with a big smile on my face.  I think I have made up that time lost since!

I don’t know if it’s the universe trying to tell me something or an unbelievable coincidence, but as I was typing this out, my sister-in-law typed the following on my Facebook wall.

[The] “practice of being miserable in a job…creates a dangerous atmosphere, which can affect growing children, who see the adults they love relating negatively to their work, coming home frustrated and unhappy. Imagine being able to face your kids honestly, having them know you cannot be bought that you are among those who do not have a price. It is so much healthier for a child to see parents recognizing that their way of living is wrong and seeking a remedy rather than continuing to rationalize unhappiness, thereby encouraging their child to follow the same pattern.” William Coperthwaite

“Chris you are amazing and someone who’s children admire,respect and love him I read this quote and was SO PROUD OF YOU. You are one of these people”

One problem is that I have a hole in my resume now.  I left a good paying job that I didn’t feel like I properly fit in to find a better fit somewhere else.  How will a potential employer view this gap?  I really don’t care.  I have learned more in these 6 months than I would have doing the same thing over and over again.  It’s hard to put that on a resume.

In the middle of typing this post, my family came home from swimming lessons.  My 17-month old little girl wanted me to rock her to sleep for her nap.  Before, she would always reach out for mommy, but now I get the snuggles.  That will never be taken away.

I had been rationalizing my unhappiness for far too long.  I kept thinking maybe it would change soon. I am now trying to remedy the path I strayed down and hope I will always encourage my children to live the life they want and only strive for happiness.

Support the Japanese Relief Efforts at Yesteeyear.com

Japan - Shinto ShrineAfter watching the devastation that occurred in Japan last week, I tried to think of something that I could do to help out.  I wasn’t too sure what that could be until I logged into my Cafepress account.  Cafepress will be donating 10% of it’s sales on specially marked designs to the earthquake relief efforts in Japan.  So I spent some time creating a couple of designs in Japan Flag Splattersupport of Japan.

Please check them out on my Yesteeyear.com website and know that your money is going to a good cause.

Thanks,

Chris

 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From Our Family to Yours!

Merry Christmas 2010

Searching For My Dream…


I’ve spent the past few years reading books about creativity, being more productive and how to follow your dream.  I keep reading book after book.  There has been a lot of great information in these books, but I just can’t get any further ahead.  I’ve been told by many people that I’m a creative person, but I just don’t see it all the time.  

I have read about creativity hoping something would just click in my head and I can be creative all the time.  But for now, it’s just little spurts here and there.  I have always been very productive.  I could usually get my work done faster than others.  I would challenge myself to find better and faster ways to get tasks completed, but eventually you go as far as you can with that.  Then I’m stuck and bored, thinking about what is next.  The problem always winds up with trying to follow my dream.  

What dream is that?  

I don’t really know.  There are a lot of things that I like and enjoy doing, but I still can’t put my thumb down on it and say that’s what I want to do.  I have been hoping that one of these books would point me down the path to find my dream.  But still nothing.  I keep waiting for something to happen.  A sign from above maybe.  I keep hoping that today will be the day the light bulb goes off and I have one of those Ah-ha moments.

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