Connecting The Dots In The New Year 2015

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Turn your life around with the New Year 2015!

It’s a choice… you can wake up happy or wake up mad and sad.  When you decide you want to be happy each day with control of your thoughts you CAN DO THIS!

You can grow, become a humanitarian and you can make the world a better place!  

Connecting The Dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life can be intensified by asking 3 questions a day™ and recording your answers with your behavior modification!

Ask yourself daily and change your behavior to be able to answer the 3 questions a day™.  Make it fun.  Have your friends or kids do it with you and share the joy of helping others and growing together.

1. Who was I nice to today?

2. What did I learn today?

3.  How was I better today than yesterday?

 3 Questions A Day™  is something to ask yourself as a reminder to continually think about growing as a member of humanity.  

1.  Who were you nice to today? 

How are you letting your light shine and making someone feel special?  People remember how you made them feel not what you said.  
Can you open the door or give a seat to someone in need.   Can you help someone in the post office who may not have enough money to send a package.  Can you listen to the people around you and hear what they are saying and offer to help in some way?  Do you know someone having a hard time and can you call them up and take them lunch or some cookies or a fruit basket?  Could you empty the dishwasher for a family member… anything that is kind of considerate… try to do something nice each day.  When people see you doing it.. they will want to do it so the ultimate pay it forward by just being nice!  You can change the world with your humanitarian actions.
2.  What did I learn today? 
This will keep you in a mode of expectation to continue learning.  It is hard to participate on the Internet and not learn something every single day… so just look it as fun and part of your continually growth.  Look at learning as your “happy place” a place of peace and joy a it is constant with adapting to the changes that are continually taking place today… then share what you learned with others in a cliff note format and again you are paying it forward in a wonderful and easy way!
3.  How am I better today than yesterday.
This will be an internal question that only you can answer and does not need to be shared with anyone but yourself.  This is the accountability that makes you become a better person by simply keeping track of your own actions and individual growth.  At check out time you will know that you did the best you could and were always trying to do better.
If you are looking for real peace or balance in your life it all starts with giving and growing… When you are thinking about others and giving of yourself you have something to be grateful for every single day and this keeps you on track for receiving the good that you give!  You will be showing the world the way to be kind and make a difference. You will be connecting the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life.
What is your purpose and reason for being… if that question is something that you can’t answer, just start by giving, the message will unfold and become clear to you as you give.
Become a humanitarian by sharing your photos!  Learn how! 
Make the New Year 2015 a giving year and expect that that giving will make you happy because you are making the world a better place by the things you are doing!
We manifest what we believe…. what do you believe?

Wishing you 2015 Peace Monkey

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ONE Review: Realty One Group

 

ONE Review….Realty Group ONE 

Peace Monkey™ and I  flew to Huntington Beach, California September 7,2014  to attended a #ONESummit meeting for Realty One Group and learn about the unique ONE culture.

We were connecting some real estate dots around the country and meeting amazing people who are all part of the ONE movement!  From what we experienced in three adventure filled days, Realty One Group has the platform to Connect The Dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of real estate life and help everyone achieve balance and have fun doing it.  Everyone wins with ONE.

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To begin, we need to share Realty One Group or ROG is one of THE most aggressive real estate companies around the country with support, technology, education, marketing and momentum which equates to Success for buyers, sellers and agents.  The all inclusive philosophy that is based ONE.  One Cares, One Belief, One Unique Common Culture.

What is Realty One Group all about?

  • Landed INC. 500’s list for the fastest growing companies in America for the last 5 consecutive years
  • Ranked as the 5th largest independent brokerage in the nation by REAL Trends
  • Ranked #6 in the Nation by REAL Trends for closed transaction sides

The 3 day team building event was held in Huntington Beach and the clouds and light showed up for an amazing sunset on Sunday night as seen in this flickr photo set or click the Sunset photo below for more California dreaming.

Day 1 Getting to know Realty One Group.

Take Aways, V-8 or Ah Ha moments:Hunting Beach CA shore reflections sunset

  1. Always start the day with mindfulness.  Take deep breaths and focus on only one thing at a time. Jan O’Brien taught a breathing technique to clear the thoughts.
  2. Show the world how to be humanitarians.  GIVE BACK Homes  Blake Andrews shares special membership option for Realty Group One agents.
  3. Connect on Social Media through INTERESTS  Tips shared by Brian Traichel on Linkedin
  4. Realize that Stress can be a catalyst to obtaining balance.  It’s how you navigate the cow pies each day.  They never go away so learn how to get through them with fun and joy. Thanks to Kevin Von Luft for reframing how we think about stress.

Behind the scenes the team, supports the experience taking care of every detail required to put on a 3 day event.

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Day 2 Hands on learning experience with Instagram and Videolicious

Take Aways:

  1. Instagram is where the celebrities are with photos.  Connect your Instagram account with other social sites for maximum exposure. Nicole Villa of Focish shared the power of # hastags.
  2. Learn how to create fun video content on the fly… that means you have to practice!  Check out our video in the Amazing Videolicious Real Estate race!
  3. Finished Videolicious clip below! With more practice videos can be created at community events, branded with the company and uploaded to youtube while you are in the car!

Day 3 The corporate unique Culture values each individual as part of the ONE.

Spending the day at the Realty One Group was like a cross between a day at the Google Campus and Disneyland with the “imagineers”.  The Unique Culture certainly did make ONE feel like they are part of ONE idea, One Belief and One Cares.

The video below speaks volumes as to the ONE culture and how all the dots connect in real estate.

 

ONE is the only number you need in real estate!  

 

One Monkey

Fun food reviews at very interesting restaurants around Huntington Beach.  Good to read the tips from reviewers to save time and money before just walking in.  #CowTip

ONE Review receives 5 thumbs up for real estate in the 21st Century with Realty One Group, providing the support needed for buyers, sellers and real estate agents.  

ONE will rock your real estate world!  Realty ONE Group.

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What Can You Learn In A One Hour Google+ Hangout On Air!

 

Who knew how much you can learn in a one hour Google+ Hangout On Air?

Meet Shelley Roth 

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Shelly Roth is a talented and knowledgable Social Media Navigator, Trainer, Consultant, Speaker and Author.

She lives life to the fullest, shares it abundantly and LOVES her dog Buddy!   

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Shelley has started a monthly Google+ Hangout On Air called Funday School  which includes….. FUN, and GIVING on Friday!

This week the topic discussed by knowledgable leaders in their field was:  Grow your business by moving form scarcity to abundance. 

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Google+ Hangout On Air events provide anyone with an idea, business, product or service to share an opportunity to have up to 10 panel members LIVE on a youtube channel sharing information that can help or be of interest to others.

The dynamic members of this panel  (above on the filmstrip) making a difference in the world today were:

J-Coby Wayne ~ Chief experience guide at Energy Arts Alliance.

Deb Tummins ~ Corporate Leader Coaching

Suzette Cotto ~ Social Identity Branding

Pam Terry ~  Public Speaker Coach Author

Carra Riley ~ Small Business and Social Media consultant

Each panel member shared about 5 minutes on their thoughts of how working from “abundance” can impact your business.   

We had an inspiring discussion of how the Principle of abundance moves you to the Law of attraction making everyone happy with the outcome of the help they may need.  The viewing public is able to ask questions LIVE while the event was airing so there was great input from outside the panel as well.  See the archived event right here.   Who knew what could be learned from a one hour Google+ Hangout On Air! 

The Following are “Carra’s Cliff Notes” from the one hour Google+ Hangout On Air event produced by Shelley Roth.

  1.  Giving and sharing of your knowledge shows you as an expert.
  2.  Have a spiral steno pad with you at all times or voice memos on your phone, even by the bed to capture ideas that come and can be implemented.
  3.  Try a 100% satisfaction guarantee with your service.
  4.  Give of yourself by sharing your time.  Work from the principle of abundance KNOWING you will have the time to do what you need to do.
  5.  Ask 3 questions a day:    *  Who was I nice to?  *What did I learn today?  * How am I better today than yesterday?
  6.  Marketing thought to embraces… understand that some people are NOT going to like you no matter what!  SWSWSWN  Some Will, Some Won’t  So What, NEXT  
  7.  Must have a business platform set up so when you are giving there is something concrete for people to come back to for more help.
  8.  The Law of polarity keeps away things that can keep you from doing what you need to do.
  9.  Be sure to inhale as well as exhale… when giving don’t forget to be open to receive.
  10.  What you give should be effortless and seamless.
  11.  All energy converts.
  12.  Rehab from the mind set of “scarcity.”
  13.  Be like a wave.. go with the flow of the tide.
  14.  Applause is gratitude from the audience for what you have given them.   Take time to honor and thank the audience for their gratitude.
  15.  Scarcity is a mentality not a reality.
  16.  New thinking from the Harvard Business Review…. Gratitude is the new will power.
  17.  BE the purpose you are.  It’s all connected
  18.   There is ONE MIND…. connect with it.

Amazing what one hour on a Google+ Hangout On Air can bring out to help move thought to a higher altitude on a personal and business level.  Should you have any questions about the concepts shared feel free to contact any of the panel members to learn more about this way of thinking that can change your life!

Follow this link to subscribe to future Funday School events.

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No Oscar For “Saving Mr. Banks” :(

What was the Academy thinking with No Oscar nomination for “Saving Mr. Banks” as best picture or even any of the award winning actors?

First and foremost, this is a must see film IF you like movies with a deeper message and endings that make sense.   The message to mankind is riveting between the lines in the hurt that many feel with relationships gone awry.

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Disney Photos by Aaron Corbeil Aurora-in-a-can.com

The big issue with the Academy is probably the “Hollywood Spin” or “Disney Touch” that was put in the storyline.  Based on a true story some of the details were modified to create a better film than the true story.  It’s what Hollywood does….. manufacturer movies that draw the viewer in and create love/hate relationships with the characters.  HELLO…. it’s Hollywood that what they do!  MAKE UP STORIES!  

The Academy shunned the message and the actors which is which is so very sad.

With a venture over to Amazon for the digital original version of “Mary Poppin”s it was interesting  to connect the dots. The first sentence is…East Wind  “If you want to find Cherry Tree Lane……..”  P.L. Travers describes the street with flowers as “pink clouds on sticks”  Disney did capture that in the film and made it look like the fairytale street she described on the opening pages of the book.

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All our lives are a story…. whether the East Winds are blowing or not. We do have the ability to “adjust our sails’ to set the course right no matter what history has been. It is a choice each day.  P. L. Travers chose to live in her book and cherished the memories she had as a child.  Walt Disney chose to shut out childhood memories to create his own world. This movie shows how human defense mechanisms kick in to  protect consciousness and the bigger lesson from watching someone else handles probelms shows how coping skills can be different for everyone based on their own thinking and backgrounds.  

Original Marry Poppins book by P. L. Travers

“Saving Mr. Banks” is about the content of the red book above “Mary Poppins” and the volatile relationship between the author and the screen rights purchased by Walt Disney.  Mary Poppins was written by Helen Lyndon Goff in 1934 with the pen name of P. L. Travers, Pamela Lyndon Goff, which is a combination of her name with her Father’s, Travers Goff.  The book was turned into a film and finally produced by Disney in 1964 as the movie “Mary Poppins.”

Walt Disney is played by Tom Hanks and P.L. Travers played by Emma Thompson.  Emma Thompson was cheated with no Oscar nomination for her award winning performance in “Saving Mr. Banks.”  She takes the viewer to a place of anxiety, love, devotion and depression in the 126 minutes of run time.  The viewer is confused with the character not knowing if you should love her or hate her in this should be oscar nomination performance.

1934 First Edition on Amazon for $898.00  is available and a more reasonable version to bid on e-bay for $29.00 if you are interested!   The kindle copy of P.L. Travers “Mary Poppins” for $4.95 worked well for comparing the original story with the movie Disney created.

The film and the journey itself was like a therapy session for both Walt Disney and P.L. Traverse.  Walt Disney finally came to realize that Pamela was struggling with letting go of “Mary Poppins” as it had been her defense mechanism for 60 years in dealing with her past. He realized that “Mary Poppins” was FAMILY to her, similar to his vision with Mickey Mouse.  A “man and his mouse” resulted in the evolution of Disneyland, the “Happiest place on earth.”  Disney’s epiphany helped him  communicate with Pamela and for her to let go so she could help others feel her wonderful “Mary Poppins” message on the big screen.

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Pamela’s dad left her with ideas that made her think.  He said “This world is just an illusion. Don’t stop dreaming you can be anyone you want to be.” He had trouble with a barometer between the future, the past and today.  The movie may bring you to tears as the real story behind the song “Let’s go fly a kite”  exudes emotion that will touch the viewer in very personal places.

Disney had his issues with being a victim of child abuse but that did not stop him from creating stories that inspired and gave hope. His work was not dictated by the past which he shared with Pamela.  He told her that “George Banks will be redeemed.  It’s what we story tellers do.  We restore hope again, and again, and again.”

No Oscar for “Saving Mr. Banks” because the storyline was “sugar coated.”  Just like the  like the song in the “Mary Poppins” movie “A spoon full of Sugar helps the medicine go down”  the Disney spin, made the storyline easier to digest while addressing some serious concepts.

The film did include:

  1. Alcoholism
  2. Money
  3. Foreclosure
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Child Abuse
  6. Depression
  7. Suicide

The Best picture list included subject matter that is dark and presented with no sugar at all.  Same subjects different presentation.  Fraud, alcoholism, dementia, AIDS, death, kidnapping, slavery, political corruption are topping the Best Picture list.  “Saving Mr. Banks” covered many or those topics in a softer way.

The 2014 Oscars will be live, Sunday March2, 2014  7pm EST and 4pm PST

Disney photos by Aaron Corbiel tell the story of a man, a mouse and his dream!

Today we are in a world of “story telling” through images and social media.  “Saving Mr. Banks,” is a must see film to give courage, to inspire and tell a story!

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

Photo by Aaron Corbeil www.Aurora-in-a-can.com

 

 

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Identity Theft On Social Media Profiles…Runs Rampant

Identify Theft has migrated over to social media profiles and is something everyone should be alert to. The concept is running rampant and should be on your radar when engaging in cyberspace!

Individuals participating in social media need to be watching for people and profiles that that don’t make sense. If you are managing your own social media accounts, you may know or have some relationship with people in your circles, followers, friends or connections.  Having a strategy of the people you connect with and engage with makes sense when trying to build a group of supporters for your business, product or service.  There is a saying…. if it waddles and it quacks, it’s a duck!  Don’t be fooled by Identity Theft of social media profiles.

3 simple questions to ask before you circle, follow or like someone:

  1. Is the profile or about page complete and do I relate to this person?
  2. What does their stream look like and what do they post?
  3. Why would I want to connect with this person?

Profile Identy Theft

When building your sphere of social influence, just adding numbers of followers/friends/circles for numbers sake is NOT the way to grow an “Organic” following.  The goal might be to have raving fans that appreciate the content you share over social media and then in turn add value for help with the new Hummingbird algorithm that Google has moved to for “Semantic Search.”    Selecting specific people that meet your guidelines will have you grow your business and share your same values.

All this comes back to who you are connecting with, keeping your eyes open and your 6th sense working for people who might not have your best interest at heart.   

On Tuesday, January 21 my identity was stolen on facebook and an individual was was posting as me adding all my friends as a new account.  He had taken my profile picture, my cover photo and several of my past photos along with my employment history and was acting as Carra Riley.  The name on the new account with my stolen identify was Carra Riley Riley.   The thief was smart as he used my name and put the middle name as Riley because when facebook shortens the name it shows Carra Riley with my profile so everyone thought it was me and had no idea it was identity theft of my profile.

At 6:15 am I was awakened by a call from Virgil Cowen a member of the Photo Tour Global Directory™ and photographer in Southern California.  He apologized for calling me so early but felt that I needed to know that someone had stolen my identity and was engaging with friends that had accepted him in private messages indicating he was from a government agency and had free Federal Grant money which would only be available by filling out a personal questionnaire.  Virgil was the first to let me know about the Identity theft of my social media profile on facebook by the name of Carra Riley Riley.   A big thank you goes out to Virgil Cowen for picking up the phone and letting me know so early.  It could have been 9:30 or 10 before I would have logged into facebook and many more friends might have been lured in by this fake social media profile of me.  If you see a fake profile or what looks like a fake profile trying to engage with you just pick up the phone and call your friend!  You could save them many hours of anxiety by getting right to work to stop the profile from engaging from the identity theft.

Tric Ortez is another facebook/social media friend from Florida and she was alerting me to this scam on instant messaging when I opened facebook.  She took the time to share a post on her “Tricnology” blog, the conversation that went on between the fake profile Carra Riley Riley and the end user of my facebook friend names Mr. Juwen Smith.  Yes, Smith might be the first clue in that conversation that the profile might not be legitimate among other things link spelling and grammar.  Tric, thank you for taking the time to share with screen shots your online experience.  We need a world of helpers watching our backs when we are engaging in cyberspace.  

The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming when you see your picture and someone posing as you, writing bizarre things on the internet to friends that you know.  

 

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Immediately a post went up on the facebook account indicating to friends that there had been an identity theft of my profile using my picture and the name Carra Riley Riley and not to friend this person.

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The process to terminate a false identity on facebook has to commence from the person who has experienced the identify theft.  Friends of the person with the stolen identity profile ALSO need to REPORT the fake profile FIRST and then block once they have realized the Identity Theft has taken place.  The process is identified with screen shots below.

The stolen social media profile starts friending all of the original profiles friends.  The friends think that the person is starting a new account as they recognize the stolen profile picture and maybe event the cover photo from the friends page.  Without thinking sometimes friends will accept the new friendship request and that is when the direct messaging starts with the request for information for the free money or a link to something special which can sometime connect to a phishing scheme.

Step 1.

FAKE profile asks to friend you.  

1 Friend request from Carra Riley Riley

The steps to follow to Get facebook to CLOSE this fake account… the first thing you will see is a new request from Carra Riley as a friend.. the first clue is the name Carra Riley Riley There are 2 Rileys.. this is very sneaky as when you go through the process further they just use her name without the middle Riley and you might think it is Carra. What you are going to do is OPEN THE ACCOUNT to be able to report it.. don’t block it from here or they account will not be closed by FB REORT FIRST then BLOCK after reporting!

Step 2.

2. Open profile and see what friends they have friended.. make a list.  See he has event taken the work history and school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN THE ACCOUNT by clicking on the name Carra Riley Riley… it will not hurt you our your account. The fake account will look like her cover photo, her photos from albums and her background.. so it does look like Carra Riley… but it is NOT…… This is the False Identity of Carra Riley Riley

Step 3.

8 go to timeline and it looks like me with the name Carra Riley

Once you open the fake Carra Riley Riley account go to the “gear” on the right and click the drop down menu to Report and or Block The content looks like it is Carra Riley as the middle Riley is deleted when you look at the time line.

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When you click on Report and/or Block This Person the drop down menu comes up and you need to click Submit a Report and then click Report Carra Riley’s account.. Remember you are reporting the FAKE Carra Riley Riley account but again it looks like her with the name. Just make sure you are on the Carra Riley Riley profile.

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This is very important you tell facebook that this profile is pretending to be someone you know. Be sure to find the real account Carra Riley in the auto populate area so facebook knows the real Carra Riley has had Identity Theft with her profile.

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Then screen comes up to let the REAL Carra Riley know you turned the fake profile in.

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16 now Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW go back to the Fake Carra Riley Riley profile and click Report/Block again so you can BLOCK the fake profile. You do this AFTER you have reported the identity theft.

Step 8. 

17 now block Carra Riley Riley

BLOCK Carra Riley Riley and you will be done with this Fake profile account..

Once facebook has processed the claim from YOU the person who is being impersonated AND your friends have also reported the fake profile the stolen identity account will be deleted from facebook!

Carra Riley Riley account terminated

Feel free to share this to help with awareness of the New Identify Theft on social media profiles. Be sure to watch all your accounts on Twitter, Google+ etc. and think before friending, circling or liking new accounts!

Remember when someone has photos like this on their profile account and it seems too good to be true…. it’s too good to be true..

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Watch out for the Juwen Smith profile on facebook who is promising the free government money.

Should  you experience Social Media Identity Theft and your friends accept the fake profile friendship, send those friends a private message or mention to them on your stream the fake profile has friended them and what they need to do to REPORT the fraud and then block them.  Big thanks to Chris Riedel from  Chicago Title in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for sharing that tip with me and posting on his facebook to let our mutual friends know about the identity theft.  It was easy to go on the fake profile and capture the names of the 46 friends that had friended him the day before.

As the Cosmic Shift Happens™  you may want to read about how subtle the scams are and how easy it is to be sucked into a trap.  Being careful and taking a step back before acting will help keep you from experiencing SMS or Social Media Syndrome™.  Keeping a good positive attitude when strange things happen will help you to create balance in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of life!

Identity theft on social media profiles is rampant so think about what you are reading from someone you know and question if things make sense before acting.  

 

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