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Permission and Power: The greatest gift!


The only way to take control of your life, raise your standard of living and move beyond merely surviving is to create your own unique product or service that you offer to increasing numbers of people in exchange for the things of value that you desire. This simple formula applies to countries as well as people. A self-sufficient economy has its own products or services of value to export to the world. Similarly, a self-sufficient individual has something of value to exchange in the global marketplace. That thing of value is based on your natural talent, skill, or interest—in other words, your passion!


As children form their perception of the world, of other people and of life, they look to their parents, and other adults, to teach them what the universe is like. They look to you for permission and guidance. So in this season of gift-giving-especially for the parents-why not empower those you love with permission to be more? It is perhaps the greatest gift you can give.

Some give for adornment
And some give just for show
Some give ’cause their wealth
is what they want the world to know

Some give with intentions
that while mostly good and kind
Will miss the mark of greater gifts
to which they might be blind

Suppose this year you offered
to all family and friends
A gift that they will use years hence
and when this season ends?

Yes, what if what you’ll give
were not for body, bath or bed
But clothed and fed their futures
with Permission now, instead?

Permission to seek answers
Permission to create
Permission to believe in self
that who they are is great!

Permission to seek happiness
and know they have the right
Permission to be honest
humble, giving and forthright

Permission to be beautiful
and not feel they’ll be judged
Permission to feel blessed
although by some they’ll be begrudged

Permission to seek wealth in life
for all the good it does
Permission to want more from life
despite what always was

Permission to take risks
and not to hide behind a veil
Permission to attempt and fall
but know they will prevail

Permission to show feelings
all across the human range
Permission to laugh, cry or shout
although it might feel strange

Permission once accepted
and unwrapped and put in play
Seduces quick the hand of fate
so things will go their way!



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Until next time, remember, success is a journey, not a destination!-Walt



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Walt F.J. Goodridge is author of over two dozen books including Turn Your Passion Into Profit. Walt offers coaching and workshops to help people pursue and profit from their passions. Originally from the island of Jamaica, Walt has grown several businesses in the US, and now makes his home here on Saipan. To learn more about the Saipanpreneur Project and Walt’s philosophy and formula visit www.saipanpreneur.com and www.passionprofit.com)

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