Start Where You’re Standing

(As seen in All Books Review International; Inspiration)

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’m going to do that when —- happens.” “I’ll be able to do that when I have —– amount of money.” “As soon as I finish —– I’ll start to do ——.”

Start Now!

What you probably don’t hear yourself saying is, “If I wait another day to begin my dream of ——, I may not have the good health, family support, and/or love of friends which I now I enjoy, to enable me to accomplish ———. I must not delay another day!”

Do you see the difference?

They key factor in getting your dreams, your goals accomplished, is starting in some way, large or small, right now where you stand. You must begin by beginning.

The goal you can control is to create motion in this moment. Make tangible the thoughts you envision, and your actions will provide all the momentum you need to give your inspirations life.

Here are six simple success tips, you can do right now where you stand.:

1. Write down your dream / goal.
2. List three steps you will need to complete to achieve this dream/goal.
3. Identify a mentor who has already accomplished this goal, or something similar to your goal.
4, Listen to one radio interview, or read one ezine with this mentor.
5. Make one phone call, or send one email/letter to accomplish one step in point #2.
6. Keep repeating.

You can literally do all six of these steps in under one hour, and never leave your house!

Your Feet are Your Friends to the End!

None of us is promised tomorrow. Don’t risk the opportunity to taste your delight today. The time is now.

Surrender your illusion “—-” is required to begin. Accepting you must start where you are already standing, is the very first step towards touching your dream in this moment.

Your feet are your faithful friends to the end!

Deb Scott is Author of the Award Winning Motivational Book How to Be Happy: “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue – turning your upside down world right side up!”
Available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Borders.com, and bookstores near you through Ingram Distributors.
To Schedule a Speaking Engagment with Deb, or For more information visit: http://www.greenskyandbluegrass.com/

Happy Birthday America!

Here we are, Fourth of July weekend 2010, another year older, the birthday of our country.

Happy Birthday America!

Like any annual birthday celebration, we join with special loved ones to share laughter and smiles. This is a magical gift, a truly unique life.

How do you express gratitude and appreciation for the irreplaceable person of mother, daughter, father, or friend? What thoughtful gift do you joyfully wrap and bring to the party?

The Birthday of America is no different.

A day set apart for you and me, to reflect and respect the gracious privilege to have experienced another year with her – The United States of America. Faithful to needs, desires, and dreams come true.

What tangible offering have you brought her? How much time did you take to find that special something which clearly reflects your deepest appreciation to know her? Are you a better person for having met her? Is she better for having met you?

America is beautiful because she gives me the opportunity to be the best person I was created to be. Under God, in the Land of the Free, one nation, one family, committed to lead.

Together I trust we can still pray enthusiastically for these.

Some would say they never truly appreciated something until it was gone. You may have felt the same when someone you loved passed from this life to the next. What more could you have done or said?

In God We Trust

America is a one-of-a-kind treasure, to be cherished, protected, respected and adored. This country is too brilliant and beautiful for anyone to ignore. She is a star for all to see, from sea to shinning sea.

This July 4th birthday, let’s not take her for granted. Let’s think of the gift we are bringing to her, to help her become the best she was created by our founding fathers to be.    

 
 

FOR, BY and OF the PEOPLE

This fourth of July, remember the many who came to live free or die for her. Those who gave up anything, to make sure you had everything.

Love is an action word worthy of your effort.

America the beautiful, dressed in dazzling red, white, and blue. Help me firmly protect, the lives still yet, who dream to express, “America the Beautiful – I too, love you.”

Happy Birthday America!

God Bless & Protect Our Troops

Get more Love in Your Life!

Who doesn’t want more Love in their life? Don’t you want to feel happy, cherished, and treasured? Loving the Love!

Here’s a simple and short equation for how to get more love in your life.

You are how you see!

You Are How You See!

Your eyes are the gateway to your mind, which is the gateway to your thoughts, which is the gateway to creating your feelings, which is the gateway to producing your actions, which is the gateway to creating the person called you. You are your actions!

If your eyes are designed in the shape of love, everything you see will automatically sculpture the image to fit your frame. You see the world as you are, not as it is.

Are your eyes designed to look for the shape of love?

What do you do when you want to see more clearly? You get a pair of glasses to magnify what you want to see, which you can not see on your own power. The glasses become an extension of you, doing for you what you can not do for yourself. No shame in that!

Grab your love glasses and magnify the love you seek to see,
and watch the entire landscape come into
crystal clear view for you!

Exercise-

  • Write down one person and one situation you want to see more lovingly.
  • Now, write down what “more loving” looks and feels like for you on a separate piece of paper.
  • Find a photo which magnifies the feeling of these words (magazine to stick figure works!)
  • Post this image where you will see it at least two times in a day. Bathroom mirror, car dash, coffee pot, the front of the fridge.
  • Start feeling the love!

Here’s what you just did.

You identified a problem and made a decision to change how you feel when you look at it. Then you clearly told yourself what the new feeling of love would look and feel like. Next, you sealed the new deal by taking action, to “successful sabotage” your mind to magnify the positive picture and erase the negative.

The Eyes of LOVE

Your mind will automatically seek ways to achieve the result it is being reinforced to view. You are going to get more of the love you see, the way you want to be.

If you want more love in your life, give yourself the gift through tapping into your eyes alive. You are what you see.

Live Out-loud to Vividly Experience your Life of Love Now!

See Love! Speak Love! Feel Love!

Finding Jewels in the Crown of Your Life

Who doesn’t love jewels?

Jewels are precious and valuable finds everywhere on planet earth, and in the midst of chaos or confusion, jewels sparkle regardless of any condition in the day.

What Jewels are in YOUR Crown?

What are your jewels, your treasures, the people, places, and things you value? Want to know who you most authentically are? Look at what, and who you value in your life.  You are whowhat you associate with.

How can this help you be happier? If you know what matters to you most, you can compare and contrasts the life you lead accordingly.

If you value peace, do you associate with people who promote peace? If you value fidelity, do you associate with people who do the same? If you value honesty, do you have friends who live an honest life?

You see, the people you associate with screams like a banner large in the sky about who you most genuinely desire to be, and most truthfully live to be.

 
 
 

The Diamond of YOU!

There can be no confusion in what you are, with you who you associate with. It is critical you think about what you are thinking about. It is equally as important you discern who you associate with, and why.

The people who surround the circle of your life, tell you and the world you live in, who you are, what you value, and what you desire to become. The values who make you the person you are.

If you tell someone you love them, but hit them in the face, the words are a lie.

Actions are the only thermometer you can use
to measure the truth of a situation.

If you want to be truly “happy” you have to be at peace with the values you hold dear, and the desires of your heart. There can be no truth in lies. You must accept what you do speaks louder than what you say.

The most precious jewelers in your life are the one’s you treasure most. Only you can decide who they are.

Every person you accept into your circle of friends is either bringing you closer towards that goal, or away from it. Each person is a jewel in the crown of your life, but only you can decide what that crown will look like.

Your are a jewel. Who wants you in the crown of their life?

What Jewel are YOU?

Best Ever YOU!

Only the Best for the Best! YOU!Wouldn't it be great if there was a one-stop website where you could trust the best was researched with you in mind. Careful critique with authentic assessment to filter out everything but the absolutely fabulous. Well - now there is! Best Ever YOU!

You’re the Best!

Since you are who you associate with, you should surround yourself with the best people, places and things.  That is the best right side up idea I’ve heard all day!

To help you find the best, Elizabeth Hamilton established, “Best Ever YOU!” in 2008 as a way to help people find the very best. This multi-media company has grown across the world, reaching MILLIONS from word of mouth and social media.  Unbelievable! Best People, Best Places, Best Businesses, Best Books (I especially love that one!),  Best Advice, Best Fitness, and so much more!  It’s all the Best!

The Best Ever You.

Elizabeth Hamilton/Founder/CEO

As I mentioned, Best Ever You is a website that offers … reviews on the best; but there is more. Free monthly give-a-ways, a Best Ever Community, TV and Media resources, along with a Best Ever Magazine with even more Best Ever finds. BestEverYou.com is a rich and informative website that provides honest critiques in a positive format. The owner, Elizabeth Hamilton, has done a fantastic job.

Green Sky and Blue Grass -Best Ever Book Club.

Some exciting news! Elizabeth awarded “Green Sky and Blue Grass” the Best Book of the Month.  This is a honor beyond words! Best Ever Seal of Approval! Woo-Hoo!

Check out  “Best Ever YOU!” when you get a chance. Elizabeth has done a fantastic job and I’m proud to be a part of her community.

Stepping into YOUR Spectacular!

Stepping into Your Spectacular!  

(as seen in All Books Review; Inpsiration;  Words of Wisdom)

You crave it, seek it, attempt to keep it, and never tire of acquiring more of it.

 

Jump In!

Your happiness!

The happiness you dream to achieve in becoming your brilliant best. Your most creative self. Expressing the essence of who you are from heart to hand, in a brilliant package of blinding super fine shine. What could be better than this?!

Stepping into your spectacular guarantees happiness, because whenever you express your passionate desires, you are keeping the promise to be who you are authentically created to be.

There is no right or wrong to being you. Is your left leg wrong, and your right leg right? Or is it the right leg is wrong, and the left leg is right?

No, both legs are different for a reason, and you don’t argue with your feet as you walk to where you want to go. You accept that the differences in each leg assists you in getting to your desired location.

Stepping into your spiritual creative spectacular is much the same way.
You need all elements of your passions, dreams, and inspirations to help you move towards your greatness.

Your expression of this magnificence is as unique as your very own face. Happiness is a one-of-a-kind find, designed just for you.

If you have a nagging desire to accomplish some goal, (maybe finish that book?) accept this feeling is not going away for a healthy reason. You must take a step forward and place action behind the emotion. One small step leads to one greater, with more momentum to fuel the next.

Stepping into your spectacular is the most unselfish action you could ever perform. The world needs you.

If you don’t become your very best, who will?

The Diamond of YOU!

Award winning author, Deb Scott, has written a new inspirational book with lessons from the heart and soul. The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue, is turning around lives with a powerful message full of truth and understanding. If you are ready to turn your upside down world right side up, take the first step today. Deb’s book is now available at: Amazon, Barnes &  Nobel.com, and bookstores through Ingram. Get Inspired Now.

Take this Injection of Inspiration!

Take the Inspiration Injection!

Mind vitamins now available for your motivation momentum. 

 

You Go Girl!

Listen to the replay of my interview with award winning William Sackett on Gulf Coast News - “American Forum“.

Click Here to listen!

Do YOU have something upside down  in your life which you want to transform right side up? 

Optimism is not out of style.  From your ears into your head and heart, these tools will help you build the happy life you desire and deserve!

So Hit play Now, and take an empowering trip to Happy Island, on Peace beach, and enjoy the walk through Serenity Sand! 

 Get inspired and empowered with these peak performance tools, motivation mind vitamins, and a powerful inspiration injection to kill any “stinking thinking” disease which may be contaminating your  healthy self esteem.

Don’t give up 5 minutes before the miracle!

GFMG Your Way to Happiness!

(As seen in Power Women Magazine; by Deb Scott)

I have often said there needs to be a 12 step program for everyone.

A way to live with more self-awareness, detachment, acceptance and peace. A place of resourceful strength able to effectively kill those negative liar voices, the ones who seek to steal the precious positive real estate in your head.

Join the Party!

How and why do the 12 step programs help achieve your happy dream?

Imagine the steps are more simply broken down into four quadrants, or four pieces in a larger pie, or strong spokes in a wheel.

GFMG:

>The first set of 3 steps are about; Giving up
>The second set of 3 steps are about; Fessing up
>The third set of 3 steps are about; Making up
>The last set of 3 are about; Growing up

When we give up control of any situation, we are open to consider things we don’t know.

Once we are open to new ideas, we can see our part in any given circumstance, and focus on the only thing we have any control over anyway, and that would be us.

Once we are open and aware, we naturally want to heal any wounds by making up with the gift of forgiveness. Forgiving ourselves, and the other person, whether they deserve it or not.

Eventually, the process naturally helps us grow up and live life, on life’s terms. We stop the never-ending battle of wishing things were different, and accept things are what they are, grateful we did the best we could at the time with the information we had.

Gratitude for having learned valuable wisdom for the present moment and unwritten future.

It’s all a process.

The 12 Steps:

1. We admitted we were powerless over (insert your problem) —that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. We’re entirely ready to have God remove our shortcomings.

7. Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all of our affairs.

Trees don’t grow twenty feet overnight, and neither does anything in the diamond of a person known as “you.”

GFMG is a winning equation you can always use to never lose!

CONGRATULATIONS! You're On Your Way Today!

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue: Wins Medal in 2010 Next Generation Book Awards!

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue- turning your upside down world right side! Wins Medal in the 2010 Next Generation INDIE Book Awards,for Motivational Book Excellence!

The Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptionalindependently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.

This year, The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue-turning your upside down world right side up! Is proud to be a winner in the best of Motivational Books Category in this National Elite Book Award.

Among thousands of entries, The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue has been selected by this prestigious group of literary judges, including C. Hope Clark Founder and Editor of FundsforWriters.com,  Charlotte Cook, founder and President of KOMENAR publishing, and Richard Cook, partner of Sunrise at Berkeley, among others.

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue is available on Amazon.com, KINDLE, Barnes & Noble.com, and all bookstores through Ingram Distributors.

Deb Scott. Author, is a motivation and lifestyle consultant. The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue-turning your upside down world right side up! is her first book.

For more information visit http://www.greenskyandbluegrass.com

What are People Saying about the New Award Winning Book – The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue~

What are people saying about “The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue!”~

“Deb Scott’s “The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue” provides a quirky, upbeat path to transforming your life. Whether you’re a creative spirit or a businessperson, “The Sky is Green” offers insights into happiness from which all can benefit.”
~ Fern Reiss, director, The International Association of Writers, Speakers, and Experts,
http://www.associationofwriters.com/

AMAZON.COM ~ A Gem of a Book! 5 Stars

“Do you have problems in your life? Does it feel like your world is upside down? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you will definitely want to read, The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue. Author and motivational consultant, Deb Scott, is no stranger to hardship. With extraordinary openess, she shares things that have helped her overcome her difficulties and have turned her upside down world right side up.

The tone of the book is very conversational. The reader almost feels as if he or she is sitting down with Deb, having a cup of coffee, and talking with her. The book is full of stories and quotes and analogies from everyday life that beautifully illustrate her points. She offers helpful advice that includes praying, 12 step programs (not just for alcoholics), tips for finding and determining if you have a “good” therapist, volunteering, and valuable resources (online and media) that can be used to help readers find blue skies and green grass. Another helpful tool that Ms. Scott includes is written exercises. Found throughout the book, these exercises are intended to help readers do some critical thinking and self-evaluation so that they can find themselves on the path to happiness.

The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue is positive encouragement for people who feel that life is pulling them down. If your sky is green , and your grass is blue, then read this book. You won’t be disappointed!”

Sherry Ellis/ Amazon.com

“If you want to meet the most powerful and amazing person you will ever know, let Deborah Scott introduce you to YOU! Within the pages of this book Deborah offers her first hand advice to gently and effectively guide you, including easy exercises which can assist you, in turning your challenges into celebrations.”
~ Sumner M. Davenport; Results Coach, Bounce-Back Expert;
Best Selling Author; The “G” spot, The ecstasy of life through GRATITUDE.

http://sumnerdavenport.com/

BARNES & NOBLE.COM ~ All 5 Star Ratings!

Research
Usefulness
Organization
Accuracy
Clarity
Authoritative
Comprehensive
Innovative
Compelling
Relevant
For All General Readers / Barnes & Noble.com
“The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who is suffering and looking for resources to create happiness. Deb Scott takes readers on an inspiring journey through many self-help tools available today, including some surprising ideas on where you can find the most happiness.”
~ Lisa Tener; Book Writing Coach, Speaker, Published Author;
http://www.lisatener.com/
ALL BOOKS REVIEW International ~ Highly Recommended! :)

“You don’t know, what you don’t know !”
“Simple? Yes. Easy to accept? No ! Deb Scott’s premise that “You don’t know, what you don’t know,” is the basis for transforming negatives into positives. It is the foundation for her book.
The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue teaches readers to reverse their thinking; to turn all of life’s negativity into a positive, happy life. Starting at the beginning she convinces readers that help is just a step away. First and foremost you must open your mind and open your heart. Prayer is encouraged.
The author suggests that “going it alone” does not work. The book recommends several well-qualified organizations, at no cost to the member, that can help. The next step would be professional therapists and coaches and media tools, all practically listed and suggested. Numerous stories and anecdotes are included to make her point and provide entertainment.
Well organized, humorous, entertaining and yet, very in depth sensible advice, this book will be a great help to many people in conquering their fears and their past.”
Highly Recommended
by Reviewer: Shirley Roe
All Books Review

A Review by Dr. Patrick A. O’Dougherty, out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald community of St. Paul, MN

“Brilliant!”

“Encouragement. Deb Scott should be encouraged. I come from a family of counselors. My mother, Patricia O’Dougherty, was a social worker on the charging team in Minneapolis. She worked with the women’s prison, alcoholics, and the Indian mothers. My father, James O’Dougherty, was an attorney who specialized in counseling. I have a counselor who specializes in counseling writers. I, first, sought counseling because I did not want to fall through the cracks in life. I am evaluating Deb Scott’s book not as a professional but as a consumer. Motivation. Motivation is one of the hardest topics to write about because it is very difficult to judge motivation. Actions speak louder than words. Writing a motivational book is quite an ambitious undertaking. Deb Scott maintains motivation should lead to action. This book review is an action, a defining point an outcome from reading the book. The strength of Deb Scott’s book is it is filled with prayers and profundities. It has exercises and a plan, focus and positive advice. It has religious themes without being preachy or proselytizing. I went to Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Dwayne Dwyer replicated the miracles of St. Francis of Assisi on the stage with the audience. I don’t think my high school physics teacher at Washburn, Mr. Requeway, could do this. Deb Scott is a replicable miracle. The kingdom of God is within. It is within you. It is within Deb Scott. Ironically, I made a teaching film which uses a similar exercise to the one Deb Scott does. My exercise is to spell your name with dots between the letters and then turn the letters of your name into a poem with another person’s name and then connect the dots and poems. Service. Get out of yourself is another profound piece of advice from Deb Scott. Surround yourself with motivational tapes, meditation and positive reinforcement. Advice I have found useful is to make a roadmap of your life and chart it. Gratitude. Count your blessings. Deb Scott’s advice, profundities and ironies are grace notes for new prescriptions in your life. I hope this review makes you feel new. Your book renewed my interest in your field. You want to change people’s thinking and lead them to do good. It is difficult to judge motivation. So, I won’t judge Deb Scott, rather accept. Brilliant!”

Dr. Patrick A. O’Dougherty, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Winner of the Prestigious International Library of Poetry’s Editor’s Choice Award ; Namara Alumni Carlson Heritage Wall Author at the University of Minnesota; F. Scott Fitzgerald Community, More Here…

SELF-HELP DAILY: Winner Top 100 Inspirational Blogs!

“Wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone!”

There were so many things I loved about this book – from the author’s infectious positive and fun-to-read style to the catchy title – a title that starts the reader off on a journey to discover what the author has in mind..
I’d categorize this book under the following categories:
Spiritual
Self Help
Self Improvement
Inspirational
Motivational
Recovery
A Book that Makes You Glad to Be Alive!
That last category? Just made it up – Just for this book.
When I finish reading a book, I ask myself what my initial opinion of the book is. After the standard, “Like it, love it, or eh -so-so,” I always have a few summarizing thoughts about the book, the author, or the way the book left me feeling. After reading The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up!, I thought, and subsequently wrote down, the following:
“This book was like a walk through an inspirational and spiritual garden. There were so many lovely thoughts, quotes, stories, and illustrations along the way – just like beautiful flowers along a garden’s path. I kept stopping to pick one and could see one just ahead – from the first page of the book to the last.”
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. I promise that you’ll find plenty of beautiful flowers to cut and enjoy along the garden’s path. Buy The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue: Turning your upside down world right side up! on Amazon today.

SELF-HELP DAILY: Prestigious Winner:
Top 100 Inspirational Blogs!

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“I’ve had the joy and honor of getting to know Deb Scott through my radio show. Her energy is uplifting and her spirit inspiring. I learn something new about life, transformation and motivation every time we speak. I highly recommend her book, The Sky Is Green and the Grass is Blue and her coaching services to all. She is a master of sharing vivid stories that transform life.”

Tamara Kleinberg- Founder: Imaginibbles

“Useful, Uplifting, Practical!”

This book is very inspirational and yet practical. It is full of clear help on how to combat persistent negative thinking and includes a motivational narrative about the help of 12-Step programs, prayer, professional guidance and volunteering. The motivation supplied by the text is augmented by helpful exercises. …especially useful and uplifting.”
The Recovery Guide Network

INSPIRATION IS YOUR ANSWER!

Do you want answers to your questions 24/7? I do. So where are they all hiding?!

Touching Your Inpiration

Your answers are powerfully packaged in your constant colorful companion, more commonly known as: Inspiration. Inspiration is that faithful friend tirelessly revealing your inner life purpose, a compass towards releasing your most powerful magnificence.

Inspiration helps you discern the efforts you should move towards, and away from, every moment of your day. How do you notice the messages your inspiration is speaking to YOU? Inspiration is often a loud “Ah Ah” moment, when you know that you know, but can’t explain why. But it is frequently a quiet presence, which speaks in random expressions through spiritual comfort and peace, in the people, places, and things you greet.

Since you are designed completely unique, the message you need to share is equally as unique as your very own face. For example, you may share your brilliance with the people you meet through your writing, or your canvas painting, or your teaching at school, your parenting, business, or your music.

 There is no right or wrong to inspiration, except ignoring it!

Inspiration is like a radio station. It is always broadcasting the message you need to hear, but you need to turn into the clear frequency to hear what it is telling you. Unlike hair or eye color, everyone carries inspiration in their DNA. It is what makes us human. Seeds will grow when nourished properly, and your inspiration will manifest in the same way.

Headlights only allow you to see a few feet ahead. Cooperate with your inspiration the way you do the headlight on your car. Accept inspiration may show up in a small or large vista of clarity. Your work is to follow the inspiration, not judge the end result of where it is leading you.

Take comfort, be steadfast, keep hope. The answers you desire are not so far away. Inspiration is faithful interior introduction to the best version of yourself, the one you most passionately seek to meet!