Author: jmelees


I give meaning to everything I see

I give the meaning to everything I see. This is a Course in Miracles sentiment and what it means is that you choose your emotional and physical responses and also the labels that we give things, people and experiences. We have all kinds of brain chemical which attach to our positive and negative thoughts and […]

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Noticing my intense labeling

This morning I took some time to observe my labeling. There is a lot of quote, negative things going on in my life. The main one is getting divorced. I think she got “tired of my shit” as a good friend said. Only a good friend could say that and mean it in a helpful […]

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You don’t have to believe in the principle

In fact the principle might be quite startling. There’s nothing you need to do and say, there is no justification for it. That’s how it works with principles. Now doing things on principle, doesnt actually engage a principle, usually. In A Man Called Over, Ove mistakes his judgments for how things should be done….for a […]

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Sacrifice is not required

Sacrifice is not required. Hard work won’t get you out of it or onto the next plane. What we mistake for sacrifice and hard work is focused intention. We might look at the hypnotic concentration that a writer, a singer, a doctor, an accountant enters in their work. First that person is entering their work. […]

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The fight or flight response is an evolutionary reptile

There’s a lot we want to hide. Intentions, judgments, dreams, things we need. Although we think of being scared of something as being something we want to hide from, we also want to hide. When people ask us what we think, we use hedging words. We say anything.  But not the word that would pin […]

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Intuition is a business skill

Intuition is a business skill I’m developing. And why not? I have so many talented people who use MBA level moves in their business, whose skill set is Fortune 500, that I can focus on bringing the archetypal truth of the brand, through intuition and observing the fundamental core of the brand. Over and over again. […]

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I have all the good in my life I want. It’s that simple.

You won’t find prosperity by talking or thinking about your lack of money. This wasted thinking and this mind chatter cannot bring you abundance. Even if you have a ton of money in the bank.  Dwelling on lack only deprives happiness with what you have. From a place of contentment you can create more financial […]

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Playing your cards of humanity

I’ve never played Cards Against Humanity but I’ve heard so much about it, that I feel like I have! We are all holding a deck of cards throughout our life. I’d think of it as cards for our humanity! The deck is finite and contains your gifts, experiences, talents and people around you.  You have more than […]

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What Brene Brown Got Me Into

I’m sorry to tell you this. Owning your own business does not guarantee controlling your schedule. I’m pondering running a post with the headline, this bookstore is killing me. (I did, it’s here and it freaked out my aunt, who is a psych nurse) Careful, “Entrepreneurship Can Kill You” Not being ready, made me ready […]

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Does web-rooming hurt online retailers more than show-rooming hurts physical stores

Answer: Yes. I think that on balance, web-rooming hurts online stores more than show-rooming hurts brick and mortar retailers. That is because the vast majority of shoppers are brick and mortar customers and percentage rates of show-rooming and web-rooming are equal. Web-Rooming Happens 14 Times as Much as Show-Rooming Here in Colorado and many other […]

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