I Am Statements Examples

When I logged into Facebook this morning I saw three, count them three, posts lined-up vertically, on my wall about the power of “I Am” statements.

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Master Relationship Marketing Seminar in Houston, Texas. A portion of the Saturday afternoon session was spent on the topic of affirmations, or “I Am” statements.

So, what is an “I am” statement?

An “I am” statement is an affirmation, stated in the present tense, that defines the best of who you are and what you do.

They are very powerful.  I shared an affirmation that changed my life earlier this year.

I captured the following video during the Houston MRM of my dear friend and business partner, Laurie Jimemez, reading “I am” statements examples from the MRM workbook. She is interrupted by seminar keynote speaker and trainer, Kody Bateman, creator of the MRM Seminar.

I Am Statements Examples for Abundance and Prosperity

I am ever blessed with divine rights of abundance and prosperity.

I am the light upon with call blessings flow.
I bring blessings and goodwill to all that I come in contact with.

I am the source of acceptance.

I am my own greatest blessing.

I bring the “cool” with me.

Send Out “I Am” Statements

A few years ago I started sending myself “I Am” statements in the mail.  The statements are typed into a greeting card that I can easily carry in my purse so I have them with me at all times.

If you’d like to try this exercise for yourself, click the card below, then click the green “Edit and Send Free Card” button, type your affirmations inside the card and the click the blue “Continue” button and follow the prompts.  The card is completely free, on me, for new customers.

Click to send yourself this "I Am" greeting card for wealthy and abundance.  Simply type your I am statements inside the card and click the send button.

Click to send yourself this “I Am” greeting card for wealth in abundance. Simply type your I am statements inside the card and click the send button.

Claire Peters | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Claire Peters is the owner Paparazzi by Claire, and the President of the Senior Sisters Chapter of Wealthy Sisters Network.

Tell us a little about your business.

I am in the business of making women feel beautiful with Paparazzi Jewelry, and for just $5 each the ladies don’t feel one bit guilty purchasing them. Jaws drop when our ladies see and wear Paparazzi Jewelry – we have even seen celebrities wearing it!

Why did you choose Paparazzi?

I bought several pieces of Paparazzi Jewelry, loved it, and decided I wanted to be part of this company.

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?

My hurdle had to do with adding consultants to my team. I didn’t seem to be able to convert prospective consultants.

How has this hurdle made you better?

I spent some time with Becky Spieth, my business coach, and she totally re-grouped me and gave me the tools I needed.

What are your top three books for business and personal growth?

What does gratitude mean to you?

I am grateful for so many things. I am grateful to be active and able to do what I want to do, at age 75. I am grateful that my husband respects my desire to grow Paparazzi, and now a new business – I am now taking a course to be certified as a life coach. I am grateful for everything that is positive in my life – and there is much!

I am grateful to be active and able to do what I want to do, at age 75. - @paparazziclaire Click To Tweet

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Who do you appreciate?

I appreciate my husband, my friends who encourage me, and the mentors in my life, both within Paparazzi Jewelry and outside of it. Doors have opened and I appreciate being able to walk through them.

What else would you like to add?

In addition to my passion of being a Paparazzi jewelry consultant and Team Leader, I have yet another passion. I have been named president of the Senior Sisters Chapter of the Wealthy Sisters Network. Starting in early May I will be the host of the monthly Senior Sisters Town Hall conference calls, in which I hope to engage with, inform, educate, and empower women over the age of 60, with the help of various experts, and the audience members themselves.

Connect with Claire Peters

Book Review: The Adrenal Reset Diet

“The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without, including sex hormones and cortisol. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.” – National Institutes of Health

Sounds like a pretty important body part to keep healthy, eh?

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I picked up the book, The Adrenal Reset Diet (affiliate link), because for years I’ve heard various people say that adrenal imbalance is the root cause of a myriad of issues from fatigue to weight gain. Author Alan Christianson, NMD lays our a solid plan to correct adrenal imbalance including shopping lists, menus and recipes.

Like most diets, much of the plan is common sense. But there are some startling suggestions that go completely against the grain. For example, the author asserts that eating fewer calories isn’t necessarily the answer to losing weight. He also suggests that eating carbs in the morning is a bad idea. This means no oatmeal for breakfast!

What I love about this book is that Christianson doesn’t just tell you what you should be eating, or doing, he explains the science behind his suggestions.  He suggests that unripe bananas are healthier than ripe bananas because they are “high in resistant fiber, which lowers appetite, stabilizes blood sugar and helps weight loss.” (p. 216)  Interesting, eh?

All in all, the plan Christianson lays out seems sound.  It’s worth trying.

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Jan Goulden | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Jan Goulden is an Independent Rodan + Fields Consultant.  She was a vendor at the Conroe Women Who Mean Business Expo.  I like her enthusiasm and am looking forward to getting to know her better.

Share a little about your business.

My business is to develop relationships with people so that I may share my Rodan + Fields business opportunity and/or skincare products with others. My mission is to help as many people have financial flexibility and premium skincare as I can reach. My goal is to provide training and support to my business partners and excellent customer service to my clients.

How did you get started in your business?

My husband and I have three sons and we spend tons of time outside. As a result, I had a lot of sun damage from using inadequate sunscreen. (Don’t worry, I always took the time to put plenty on the boys). I was looking for skincare products that would help me repair and prevent further damage. I attended an information session at a friend’s house to learn about the Rodan + Fields products. I was so impressed by the company and its products that I immediately signed up to become a consultant. I haven’t looked back and that was over a year ago.

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?

I have always had complete confidence in my business and the products but I doubted myself. My biggest hurdle has been to reach outside of myself to strangers and even to acquaintances about my business. My self-doubt often paralyzed me with fear of sharing my information. I was afraid to bother people or to look too forward or aggressive.

How has this hurdle made you better?

This hurdle of self-doubt has been difficult to overcome but, in my journey to overcome it, I have met many new people. These people have enriched my life; I have learned from them. I am even developing true friendships with some of them.

What are your top three books for business and personal growth?

Gratitude can be hard to express but is often felt very deeply. - @janmgoulden #30WomenWhoMeanBusiness… Click To Tweet

What does gratitude mean to you?

Gratitude is a feeling that you have when someone, or a group of people, help you. Gratitude makes you feel loved and valued and having self-worth.

Many times, people don’t even realize the impact they have had on a person or how grateful that person feels towards them. Gratitude can be hard to express or shown but is often felt very deeply. Words, card or gift may not seem adequate to show how much gratitude you may feel towards another.

jangouldenheadshotWho do you appreciate? 

I appreciate my parents because they have always encouraged me to dream big and then work towards those dreams. I also appreciate people who push and challenge me because this is how I learn and grow. I hope that, in return, I push and challenge those people to grow and learn, too.

I also appreciate Kandas for including me in this series. She is someone who is pushing and challenging me to learn and grow!

Aw shucks!  You made me blush!  Anything else you’d like to add?

I am always looking for new people with whom I can exchange business information. I like to learn about other businesses so that I may make referrals when I am asked. I also appreciate it when other business owners refer me to their clients.

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Radiation Cream for Breast Cancer Reviews, Part 2 | Battling Bertha

Taking a break from the 30 Women Who Mean Business Series today to share part 2 of my radiation cream for breast cancer video reviews.  Part 1 was filmed 6 months, ago!

I have had a box of radiation creams on my desk, waiting for me to film this second video, for 6 months.  Yes, 6 months.

Radiation Therapy is tough, and I am still feeling the effects months later.  The main culprit is fatigue.  I seem to have more ambition than energy.  Also, I still have fluid in my breast that was evident on my CT scan after surgery.  My blood work is within the “fine” range though my white blood cell count has been consistently low for several months.  Just not low enough to cause alarm for the oncologist.  I do have a PET scan scheduled this week.

All that aside, I filmed this video today to share my experience with different radiation relief creams:

 

CAUTION: Do not use any product on your breast or armpit in the three hours prior to your radiation therapy. The radiation could react with the cream and that’s not good. Also, you should not shave your armpits until you have completed all your treatments.

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And the best overall radiation cream for breast cancer is:

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Ann’s Herbals Herbal Salve is a wonderful radiation cream for breast cancer.

Erica Courtenay-Mann | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Erica Courtenay-Mann, aka Efabulous, is a social media marketing professional with a flare for fabulous.  Her company, TalkativeMedia, offers graphic design (for logo, Facebook pages, Twitter backgrounds, e-flyers and social media ads), website design, Social Media account management, content curation, e-mail campaigns and full-service branding campaigns.

Describe your business.

I love to “talk people up”. I use my divine gift of being a cheerleader to help entrepreneurs tell the world about their business / brand.

How did you get started in your business?

Whilst I was pregnant, I realized that I was going to leave the world of CLO (collateralized loan obligations) and I was going to leave corporate trust banking. I needed a new skill set where I could leverage my technical skills and love of everything social. I began to study the algorithms and trends in Social Media… and thus it became my passion.

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?

My biggest hurdle (which still exists) is having people marginalize my expertise in the social media field because American women of African descent are not prevalent in the field. There are always a few clients that initially feel my skill set is of no value, until they see my other clients who have sung my praises. I consider it fuel to keep educating myself and keep providing superlative service.

Top 3 books for personal and business growth?

What does gratitude mean to you?

To me gratitude is being thankful for small mercies. Gratitude is giving thanks and appreciating what you have in the NOW. Gratitude is the gateway to happiness.

Gratitude is the gateway to happiness. @TalkativeMedia Click To Tweet
Erica Courtenay-Mann

Erica Courtenay-Mann

Who do you appreciate? Why?

I appreciate my Godmother (affectionately called my aunt) Marie Maye. She loved me as her own after my mother died. My Aunt Marie always believed in me and always allowed me to soar above the clouds. Even now, today, she is my rock and my personal cheerleader. She is the one person that “claps when I WIN”.

Connect with Erica Courtenay-Mann

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Louise Dewey | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Louise Dewey is the host of the Baby Boomer Babe podcast and a real joy to be around.

Describe your business in 3 to 5 sentences.

My business is evolving every day, but the gist of it is to assist women between 50 and 70 (Baby Boomers) who want more out of life. Some may just want more friends, and fun places to go and do things; others may want to start a business; or they may have lost their spouse and want to know how to come back and be a part of this new world in which they find themselves. Having experienced all of these things and re-created my own life several times, I feel qualified to guide them, using classes, Lunch & Learn meetings, webinars, and private one-on-one training.

How did you get started in your business?

BOREDOM! After I retired and moved to the country in 2008, I re-created myself as a ‘lady farmer’ – tending my yard, garden, and a small orchard. I even became a Certified Master Gardener. It was a good life for nearly seven years, but I missed being around people and helping others. That’s when I got creative (my middle name is ‘MSU’ – that stands for ‘Make Stuff Up!’ I came up with The Baby Boomer Babe. I am a Baby Boomer who will never stop learning and sharing what I know with other women. We need each other! Sometimes my sharing is in the form of encouragement, just listening, or training classes; and other times it’s in the form of a swift kick in the pants! Whatever works to get women off square one and back out into society in the way they choose.

What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome in your business?

I am still forging through the biggest hurdle in my business – becoming known and recognized as an ‘expert’ who helps Baby Boomer women re-create the life they want. Sometimes these women have no clue what that looks like; and most times they do not realize the value they bring to the table. It’s my job to bring that to the surface and help them move forward and enjoy and capitalize on the new woman who emerges.

Top 3 books for personal and business growth?

The titles of all these books say it all –

I have sooo many books that have helped me, so here’s a fourth book:

What does gratitude mean to you?

Gratitude is a word of very deep meaning to me as I have so much for which to be grateful. Yes, I was widowed at 44, but the last 25 years have been very rich with learning WHO Louise is and what she is capable of doing and being. I feel that all I have been through, and had to learn the hard way, are just what I am to teach other women so they can learn the easy way. I am grateful for all of these life lessons that have made me who and what I am. I am to be of service to other women, and I am grateful – my ‘cup’ does truly ‘runneth over!’

Louise Dewey, Baby Boomer Babe

Louise Dewey, Baby Boomer Babe

Who do I appreciate? Why?

I appreciate my parents most of all. They worked hard all their lives and taught me that everything of value is to be earned, not handed to me on a silver platter. I learned early the lessons of ‘being responsible’ for myself, standing on my own two feet, fighting my own battles, learning the life lessons put before me, and sharing whatever I have, both tangible and intangible, such as knowledge. My life is so beautiful in so many ways, and so rich in family and friends. Who could ask for more? Not me!

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30 Women Who Mean Business | Ultimate Blog Challenge

Today is April 1st, which means it is time for another Ultimate Blog Challenge.  This will be my third attempt to post something to this blog every day for an entire month.

I’ve been a bit tired for several months, my oncologist is trying to figure out what is causing the fatigue.  I have some medical tests scheduled next week, and my father is coming for a visit, so I have decided to take a short recess from podcasting.

In March, I had the opportunity to attend two Women Who Mean Business Expos in the greater Houston area.  At the expo in North Houston, more than 500 women mixed, mingled and shared business strategies.  The expo in Conroe was slightly smaller, but still very powerful.  Expo creator, Shelly Rice, puts on a great event.  I reconnected with old friends and made lots of new friends.

I am motivated to complete this UBC, but I know my limitations, so I need a plan.

Here is the plan:   Each day, for the next 30 days I will introduce you to a woman who means business by way of short interview.

This is going to be fun!

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