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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Steel Cut Oats

Another passion I have is eating right.  I'm not perfect at it, I LOVE my junk food, and let's be honest, eating right is expensive.  There are some things I always do and find isn't expensive.  I never use ground beef, only ground turkey or chicken, I never buy can vegetables, only fresh or frozen.  Also, I never buy white bread, only 100% whole wheat or multi-grain bread, I fry with Olive Oil, and I TRY to use only 100% wheat or multi-grain pasta.

I always cook dinner but breakfast and lunch is another story.  I like to have something quick to grab while I'm on the go, so I have been on the look out for healthy food.

I just learned about Steel Cut Oats.  Steel Oats are healthier than instant oatmeal(what I feed my son because it was nice and easy)because it is the least processed oat, while instant oatmeal is the most processed oat.

Steel Oats are a little more expensive(I just bought it at Walmart for a little under $4) than instant oatmeal but it is filling so a little goes a long way.  Also, they take longer to cook, about 30-45 minutes, but you can cook them and put them in the fridge for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.

Last night I cooked 4 servings.  Then I melted brown sugar, honey, and cinnamon and poured it over the oats(my version of Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal, my sons favorite).  It was too sweet so I made another 4 cups of oats and it was perfect!  I then pureed frozen strawberries and mixed it in my oats.  All I can say is yummmy!!!!!

This morning it was so nice to throw some oats in a bowl, heat it up for a couple of minutes in the microwave, bring it to work and have a nice healthy and filling breakfast!  My son had a belly ache this morning so he didn't have breakfast, I can't wait to see what he thinks of his new breakfast treat!  Hopefully, I can get my daughter(she is 14 and is and always has been a picky eater)to like it.

Have you tried Steel Cut Oats, what do you think of them?  Do you have any other healthy quick recipes?  Please share in the comment  section.  Thank you!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Achieving My Goal

I know my passion is Real Estate Investment.  I know the Lord has put this passion in me and I also know

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.
Psalm 138:8


My problem is financially, I am not in a place where I can afford real estate.  But I'm not going to let this stop me!



So what are my first step to turn this goal into an achievement?  Well, I'm not going to wait till my finances are in order.  I'm going to find mentors who are willing to teach me everything they now.  I already receive daily emails from a real estate agent sharing her knowledge

http://www.greatinvestmentproperty.com/confirm/

Today I emailed a real estate consultant about mentoring me.  I will continue to learn everything possible, so that when I am ready to make my first purchase, I will have all the knowledge to make the right decisions.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How Do I Plan On Creating An Empire?

So how do I plan on creating an empire?

One of my passions is Real Estate Investments.

Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental and/or sale of real estate for profit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_estate_investing

I want to buy and flip houses



  • Flipping is a term used primarily in the United States to describe purchasing a revenue-generating asset and quickly reselling (or "flipping") it for profit. Though flipping can apply to any asset, the term is most often applied to real estate and initial public offerings.


I want to buy houses that need some work, fix them, then sell them for a profit.


I also want to own real estate.
Yes, I want to own residential properties, but I also want to own commercial real estate.


Definition of 'Commercial Real Estate'

Property that is used solely for business purposes. Examples of commercial real estate include malls, office parks, restaurants, gas stations, convenience stores and office towers. Commercial real estate is one of the three primary types of real estate. The other types are residential real estate, which is used for living purposes; and industrial real estate, which is used for manufacturing and production. The businesses that occupy commercial real estate usually lease the space. An investor usually owns the building and collects rent from each business that operates there.
 http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/commercialrealestate.asp#ixzz1sLvqnKVI

Achieving Your Goals-Take Action!


GOALS are IMPORTANT to have, but it is MORE important to WORK on achieving your goals.  What's the point of having goals if your just going to think about them everyday but do nothing about it?  The only way to accomplish your goals is to 


No not on Monday, or tomorrow, or later on today, but right

First, write down your goals.  It doesn't matter if it's just 1 goal or 100 goals.  It doesn't matter if it is a little goal(read a book) or a big goal(create a successful business).  Just write them down.  Post them everywhere!  Places such as your mirror, the car, on your computer; make it so where ever you look your goals are their in your face.

Now pick one goal  and start taking the steps to accomplish this goal.

Once you accomplish the goal, celebrate, even if it is a small goal!  

Next, move on to the next goal.

Once you have accomplished your goals, write down new goals because there is always new things to accomplish.

And remember





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Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Logo


This is the logo my wonderful daughter made for me!

In my first blog I wrote how I came up with what I would be blogging about. 


This logo fits me and this blog perfectly!  As I said in my second blog business is my passion.  


As you look at this picture you think, this doesn't say business, it says vacation.  I believe my passion for business is what will bring me to my other passion, the tropics!  I love everything about living in a warm place, such as the tropics!  I want my house on the beach with views of the ocean from every room!  I want  to wake up every morning to see this view from my bed.


Most things I love relates to the tropics.  My favorite tree is the Palm Tree, my favorite animal is a Turtle, I love flip flops, oh and I love warm weather!

The beautiful cross you see in my logo represents my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move;and nothing will be impossible for you.

Matthew 17:20

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Perseverance 101:4 Never Give Up!!!



Lets talk about something must business owners don't like to think about never mind talk about, When your business fails.

So you have worked endless hours doing everything you possibly can do to have a successful business but in the end it doesn't work out.  Now you are going through all the emotions, why me, what did I do wrong, where do I go from here?  
Negatives thoughts start to sneak back into your head.  You think well if I failed once, what makes me think I won't fail again?  Why waste my time?  Owning a business must not be for me.  Go read Perseverance 101:2 Need Some Inspiration?

http://faithpassionbusiness.blogspot.com/2012/04/perseverance-1012-need-some-inspiration.html 


So now what?  This is where perseverance comes in full force.  Learn from your mistakes then go back an follow the steps in How to build an Empire.


http://faithpassionbusiness.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-empire.html




 Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. 

--Marie Curie Polish-French chemist


Are you still to scared to persevere?  Think about Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
-Romans 5:3-5

Let's break this down. 


Tribulation(Your business) is a cause of great trouble or suffering.
Perseverance(Your action) is a steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

Character(Who you are) is the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
Hope(How you feel) is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

Why do we glory in tribulations?  

When you have a problem, you start to solve it(perseverance).  Once you start to persevere,  you start feeling good about yourself(character).  Once you start feeling good again, your hope comes back.  When your hope comes back, you succeed!