Happy Monday! It’s a glorious almost-fall day here in Central Ontario. I actually got up and went out for a walk this morning to start my day on a self-care note. I’m going to be doing a lot more of that going forward because I know I need to take better care of myself.
Yesterday’s golf tournament was a great time. We were paired with some really nice people, and I even played half decently and made some great putts. I didn’t get any pictures because I forgot to charge my phone before we left and it was dead by the time we got there! I was kicking myself too, because on one hole, there was a great blue heron standing in the rushes, and he took flight just as we walked by him. What a glorious site that was! It did make for a long day though because by the time dinner and prizes were over with, it was getting close to 7 p.m.
Did you know that today is Positive Thinking Day? I think that’s something we could probably all do a lot more of… I know I can get caught in a spiral of negative thinking pretty easily when I get stressed and overwhelmed. So for today’s read, I have a few tips for thinking positive for you.
Today’s Read: Making Positive Thinking Work For You
At it’s core, the whole essence of personal growth can be boiled down to one simple concept — positive thinking. We’ve all heard all the sayings, I’m sure. Things like:
- What you focus on is what you get;
- Like attracts like;
- Your thoughts create your reality
just to list a few.
And it’s true. I have been using positive thinking techniques for years to get through some pretty tough times. The one place I don’t agree with many is that they make it sound so easy. And while in theory it is, in practice it can be a very hard thing for many people to do.
Here’s the thing… While it’s really easy to think positive and good thoughts when everything is flowing your way, it’s not an easy thing to do when you’re feeling like the whole world has turned against you.
So how can you make positive thinking work for you? Here are a few ways that I’ve used it, as recently as yesterday, to get through one of those rough days…
1. Use positive affirmations
I love affirmations. They have gotten me through many a stressful occasion, be it a job interview, an argument with my son, or a less than pleasing doctor’s appointment.
It’s so easy to revert to the panic and anxiety-laden thought processes when you get bad news, but if you can change your thoughts to something positive you will be able to handle it more calmly.
In the heat of the moment, my favorite affirmation is a simple “I am at peace in this moment.” I spend a lot of time telling myself that one when things aren’t going the way I want them to. And it works… it may take a few times (okay, maybe more than a few) to get myself calmed down but usually by the time I can get to my journal and really start to process things, I’m much more rational than I was in the beginning.
2. Hang out with positive people
Positive people are truly a gift from whatever God you believe in. Having friends that can help you put a positive spin on a less-than-positive experience, and can see the good parts of you when you’re ranting and raving and cursing like only a Canadian can, helps you see that things probably aren’t as bad as you’re thinking they are.
3. Practice gratitude
Gratitude is another one of those things, like affirmations and positive thoughts, that can turn your mindset around in a minute if you let it. When you can pick out at least one thing in a situation where you think there is nothing to be thankful for, and manage a moment of gratitude for the tiniest thing you will find yourself feeling more positive about the whole situation.
4. Turn the negative into positive
So how do you turn a negative into a positive? You find the lesson in the experience, accept responsibility for the circumstances that got you there, and move on.
I know that sounds harsh, but it’s not really. It’s life, and to use a popular cliche, when you get lemons you can either cry about it or you can make lemonade.
I’ve gotten a lot of lessons out of my experiences over the years. I know that it’s my own fault I’m in the situation I’m in, and that I need to take better care of myself to get out of it. I know what I need to do, and am more determined to do it now. This was a really good wake up call for me… and that’s definitely positive.
And, the biggest positive for me is that I write about stuff and share it with you. It’s a great lesson for me to always remember to practice what I preach.
Positive thinking… what would we do without it?
And now, here are today’s deals…
Bonus Offers Updates:
Here is a list of the products that qualify for bonuses as of today:
- Amy Harrop – Easy Party Printables
- PLR Beach – Be Successful Blogging Planner
- Kate Riley Anderson – Printable Pros – Claim 3 Bonuses when you purchase this course
- A Cup of Zen – Annual Spirit Animals DFY Content Subscription
- PLR of the Month Club – Toolkit #16 Digital Planner
- Piggy Makes Bank – Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business
- Planning Addicts – Birthday Sale Offer 1 – Planner Monthly Archives – Claim 3 Bonuses when you purchase
- Planning Addicts – Birthday Sale Offer 2 – 2020 Product Bundle – Claim 3 bonuses PLUS 2 x $50 store credit
- Planning Addicts – Birthday Sale Offer 3 – Lifetime Club – Claim 5 bonuses PLUS 5 x $50 in store credit
- JR Lang – Pivotal Life Decisions
- Publish for Prosperity – Journaling as a Daily Practice
- Thrive Anywhere – 2022 3-Column Planner
- Createful Journals – House Plants Printables
- Planning Addicts – House & Home Planner
- PLR Planners – MRR 12 Days of Christmas Planner – Claim 3 Bonuses when you purchase this
- PLR Planners – MRR 2022 Weekly Goal Planner – Claim 3 Bonuses when you purchase this
- PLR Planners – Goal Planner Templates
- PLR Planners – Digital Our Family Journal
- Abundance Print PLR – Simple Habits of Greatness PLR
Bonuses for Alice’s Journaling as a Daily Practice are Ready!
I finished up the bonus Digital Stationery Packs for Alice’s Journaling as a Daily Practice pack, and they are now in the Bonus Links section on the Publish for Prosperity site. There are three sets with 12-14 pages each, with a washed out watercolor stripe background. I’m really pleased with how they turned out. Here’s a quick peek at one of the three sets:
Don’t forget to pick up your 5 free Journaling Practice articles too, if you haven’t already!
Last Day for These Deals
Last Day for Launch Pricing: Easy Party Printables
Amy has a new training available on creating Easy Party Printables, and I have a quick read through the main guide last night. I’m intrigued enough after reading to test out of few of her ideas in my own Etsy store over the coming months.
Party printables are a huge niche , and according to Amy’s research the average American will host SEVEN parties and year. Think about all the reasons people host parties:
- Baby and Bridal Showers
- Holiday and event parties like Halloween, Christmas, Super Bowl
And here’s some food for thought on the whole niche of party printables. The Canada Post office is getting in on the POD act by allowing you to print your own stamps and postcards now too! I came across this page when I was reading the news this morning!
Amy’s new training includes everything you need to take advantage of this niche. You get:
- The In-Depth Easy Party Printables PDF Guide – 90+ pages
- Over The Shoulder Video Training
- Done-for-you templates with commercial rights. NEW: These come in both easy to edit PPT format, and Canva! Plus tutorial videos so you can easily customize each template.
- Supplemental content such as worksheets and checklists to make profiting even easier.
- Bonuses and more!
Check it out here and pick up your copy for only $19.99 from now through September 13.
New Printables: House Plants
Sue has released a new set of House Plants Printables and you can save $5 with coupon code HOUSEPLANTS through Monday, September 13. This pack includes:
23 PowerPoint Templates divided into:
- 7 Covers/Dividers
- 4 Information Templates
- 4 Journal Page Layouts
- 4 Plant Care Layouts
- 4 Plant Profile Layouts
- 60+ Sticker Set that matches the Templates
- Templates are in easy to edit PowerPoint
- Full Color + Black and White
- 8.5 x 11 and A4
- Commercial Use License
Bonus Offer: This product qualifies for a bonus. You’ll find the bonus claim document on Sue’s site after purchase.
4 New Releases from PLR Planners
Di has released 4 new packages this week and you can save on each one through Monday, September 13.
MRR (can be resold as PLR) – 12 Days of Christmas Planner (3 sizes) along with papers, covers, stickers, clipart, borders and tags. Limited to 25. Use coupon code TWELVEDAY50 to save $50.
MRR (can be resold as PLR) – 2022 Weekly Goal Planner (3 sizes) along with papers, covers, stickers, clipart, borders and tags. Limited to 25. Use coupon code WEEKGOAL50 to save $50.
PLR Goal Planner Templates – this is a normal PLR product with 50 PowerPoint templates for goal planners, along with a color co-ordinated paper pack, stickers and digital covers. Use coupon code GOAL22 to save 20%.
PLR Digital Our Family Journal – this is the monthly contribution to the Digital Planner Bonanza but can be bought outside of the membership for $47 with a 20% discount for 4 days. Use coupon code FAMJOURNAL20 to claim your savings.
Bonus Offer: Purchase an MRR product and claim 3 bonus products from the “choose your own bonus” list. Purchase a PLR product and choose one bonus product from the list. Claim instructions will be in Di’s Bonus area after you purchase.
New Printables: Be Successful Blogging Planner
Becky has a new planner out this week. The Be Successful Blogging Planner includes 40 pages and comes in 3 sizes, and 2 versions (full color and black and white). Use coupon code SUCCESSBLOG to save $10 through Monday, September 13.
Price Increase Coming: Creativity Corner Mastermind
Rayven is going to be increasing the price of her Creativity Corner Mastermind soon, but for now you can save 50% on your first month and lock in the current price for as long as you stay a member. Use coupon code CCM50 to claim the discount through September 13.
New Deals Today
Back to Business Deal #1 – Goal Setting Workshop
Melissa and Nicole are having a “Back to Business” sale this week. Today’s deal is the Goal Setting Workshop and you can pick it up for only $47 (reg. $297) with promo code 2021 through midnight tonight!
This workshop covers:
The 4 lessons included in this course are:
- Lesson 1: Create Your Goal Setting Plan
- Lesson 2: Grow Your Business & Your Income
- Lesson 3: Live Your Best Life
- Lesson 4: Make the World a Better Place
You’ll also get access to done-for-you worksheets, checklists, and exercises to use with your clients.
And of course, to help you sell your course they’ve also included sales page copy, promo emails, and more!
Or, if you don’t want to wait for each day’s deal, you can buy the whole bundle here
ICYMI… Deals You Might Have Missed
New PLR: Immune! How to Have A Bulletproof Immune System
Nicole has a new package available over on her Content Drafts site this weekend. Immune! How to Have a Bulletproof Immune System covers how to strengthen your immune system naturally and includes:
- A self-assessment quiz
- Epic blog post
- 5 shorter posts
- 6 social posts each for Twitter and FB.
Use coupon code immune to save 50% through September 30.
Ends Tuesday! 2022 3-Column Planner
Lynette has just released a new 2022 3-Column Planner, and I will be snapping this one up for myself. Use coupon code 3COLUMN to save 50% through Tuesday, September 14. The package includes:
- 1 x planner
- 5 x dividers
- 3 x professionally edited mockups
- 30 x social media blurbs
- 10 x social media images
Bonus Offer: This product qualifies for a bonus. You’ll find the bonus claim document on the Thrive Anywhere site after purchase.
Ends Tomorrow! Fall Bucket List
Jan has just released a new Fall Bucket List printables pack that comes with 20 unique pages in both PPT and Canva formats and includes over 100 suggestions on how to have a great fall. Grab your copy for only $7 with coupon code FALLSPECIAL through September 14.
Ends Tuesday! Journaling as a Daily Practice
Alice has a new weekend special available this week on Journaling as a Daily Practice. This report and planner pack is on sale for only $11.95 through Tuesday, September 14, and includes:
- Journaling as a Daily Practice Report
- My Journaling Planner
- 20 Inspirational Social Media Graphics
- Lead-Generating Opt-in Page
- 2 Professionally Designed Ecover Sets
Bonus Offer: I am creating an exclusive bonus set of digital stationery that you can use with your planner. This will never be available as a bonus for any other products and is only for buyers of this journaling package. This is in your Bonus Links area on Alice’s site after you purchase.
If you purchase any upsells, those will qualify for “choose your own” bonuses, and the documents will be in the back end of the Publish for Prosperity site after you purchase.
New PLR: Fall Crafts for the Family
Jenn and I are finally getting back in the swing of things over at Use PLR and we have a new set of Blog Posts on Fall Crafts for the Family available for you. It includes:
- 5 articles on the topic
- Each article is at least 750 words
- Keyword phrases
- At least 20 photo suggestions to use with your pre-written content
- Benefits of Having Fall Craft Projects for Families
- Best Fall Crafts for Kids -7 Days of Fun and Easy DIY Project Ideas to do at Home
- Cute Fall Crafts for Kids – Quick 10-Minute Projects Ideas for Your Family
- Fall Craft DIY Project Ideas Using Acorns to Make Simple Everyday Items at Home
- Pumpkin Themed Fall Craft DIY Project Ideas to Make at Home
Creative Fabrica’s Weekly Discount Deals
The Hungry Jpeg’s Dollar Deals Page
New! The Inventive Creative’s Handy Collection from Design Cuts
The Mysterious Bundle from Design Cuts
The Printables Sticker Bundle, Vol. 3 from Design Bundles
The Procreate Brush Bundle 4 from Design Bundles
New! The Big Halloween Design Bundle from The Hungry Jpeg – 10 Font packs and 33 Graphic packs for $29
Ends in 2 Days! The Amazing Crafts and Fonts Collection from Feya from The Hungry Jpeg – Only $6
The Salt & Pepper Font Bundle – 400+ fonts for $22
New! 5 Free Journaling Articles from Publish for Prosperity
New! Free The Basics of Discipline PLR from Tools for Motivation
Free Comfort Zone Poster from Ekit Hub
Free Confidence Printables from Ekit Hub
Free Guide to Participating in Bundles and Giveaways from Jenn Brockman
Free At a Glance Calendars from Lori Winslow
10 Free Confidence Graphics from Alice at Publish for Prosperity
Free Action Word Stickers from Di
Free 5-Pack of “Dealing with a Crisis or Difficult Situation” Articles
Analyzing & Improving Top Traffic Sources from Piggy Makes Bank includes 7 articles and 7 emails.
Muddy Lilac Seamless Pattern Template (Affinity Designer) from Lynette
- New! Watercolor Nursery Fall Seamless Pattern from Creative Fabrica
- New! Christmas Dingbats Font from Creative Fabrica
- Creative Fabrica Freebie – Magistic Foundation Font
- New! Design Cuts Freebie – Naomi Blake Font Duo
- New! Design Bundles Freebie – Christmas Scrapbooking Kit with Papers and Element Clusters
- Design Bundles Freebies – Watercolor forest friends
- Design Bundles Free Design of the Week – Halloween Bat Lollipop Holder Template
- Font Bundles Free Font of the Week
- Font Bundles Freebie – Keen On You
- Font Bundles Freebie – Rosella Handwritten Brush Font
- The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Watercolor Halloween String Lights Clipart
Events on Now!
Connected Spirit, Connected Business Giveaway On Now!
Sherry Bowers (no relation) has just opened the doors her latest giveaway specifically geared for spiritual entrepreneurs (coaches, intuitives, holistic practitioners, energy workers, therapists, healers (of all kinds!), alternative practitioners, etc.) and those interested in living their best life. Get my latest Undated Mandala Reflection Planner free as part of the event.
See all the gifts available here
That’s it for me tonight. You’d never know that I started writing this newsletter at 10 a.m. this morning. I’m not quite sure where my day went, but it feels like it pretty much just disappeared on me! I’ll be back tomorrow with a few more new deals for you, and I promise it won’t be nearly this late! In fact, I think I’ll start writing it now to give myself a head start!
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
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