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[VIDEO] Steve Jobs Commencement Address

The Lesson of Overcoming the Odds

College graduation ceremonies are always filled with inspiring words, especially for those students about to enter the professional world. In 2005, Stanford University managed to wrangle Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs, one of the most successful and innovative businessmen of all time, who offered three stories to the graduating student body.

Jobs retells why he dropped out of college, how he got fired from his own company, and how he dealt with his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The common thread linking these stories is the ability to overcome the odds and persevere at the lowest moments in life, a great and encouraging lesson for any struggling business owner.

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[Video] Be Willing to Walk Away from a Deal

Sales Integrity is Being Willing to NOT Sell Something

Are you so desperate for a deal that you’d never dare walk away from a sales opportunity? Especially one that’s a big deal that could pay your mortgage for 3 months or cover office expenses?

Thinking about walking away is tough for most entrepreneurs, especially considering hard we work for a living. But, there are times when it makes all the sense to do just that. Don’t sacrifice short-term gains for long-term success.

Today’s customer wants to deal with credible people who’ll tell them the truth.

Watch this 1:32 video from Jill Konrath to find out some good reasons why having sales integrity, even at the risk of losing income, is the right thing to do.

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[Video] Dealing With Criticism

How do you handle criticism?

Whether you like it or not, one thing that happens once you start multiplying your business is that you become a target for criticism. Fabienne discusses ways to handle the criticism in your industry.  You have to realize that the bigger you play, the more you will invite criticism.

Watch this 8:54 video from Fabienne Fredrickson of the Client Attraction System to discover the ways to deal with criticism so that it doesn’t impact your self-confidence.


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[PROGRAM] MeditationFest

Exhale. Relax. Meditate.

Stressed out entrepreneurs take note: MeditationFest is fast approaching, and it’s the perfect online event to take you from stressed-out to laid-back.

Are you curious about meditation? Have you struggled with finding a consistent meditation practice? Would you like to explore different types of meditation?

Imaging being able to do so…free of charge!

Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices you can ever undertake. It has changed my life profoundly.

For the first time ever, seven acclaimed teachers and mentors share their profound meditation practices with you at no charge — to help you get all of the benefits of meditation including internal peace, stress relief, immense wisdom, more energy, and a stream of health benefits.

This free online meditation event gives you an unprecedented opportunity to experience a series of relaxing meditations. They are all professionally recorded and produced to the highest standards, perfect for whether you are just beginning meditation or deep in a practice.

Your first meditation is ready for you right now. Click here: 

The Teachers

Each teacher brings their own style, a demonstrated ability to transcend the mind, and a passion for sharing with the world.  I have to admit that Jeddah Mali is absolutely one of my personal favorites; her meditations — with her beautiful accent — are incredibly soothing and inspirational.  I own her Seeds of Enlightenment Program and can’t recommend it highly enough.

Here are the amazing teachers involved in MeditationFest

“Sonic Access for Success” MeditationManifest dreams, break through self-limiting beliefs, reclaim self-confidence, and ignite ingenuity for your personal success through the help of teacher and mentor Paul Scheele. This meditation uses “Paraliminal” and “Holosync” technologies for a deep experience.
“Rebalancer” and “Abundance” MeditationsReset the energy of your day with “Rebalancer” and set the energy of your life with “Abundance.” These two five-minute meditations from spiritual mentor Deirdre Hade are ideal for beginning meditators as well as experienced meditators who need a quick boost.
“Euphoria & Healing” Meditation“Euphoria is a gift of a healthy, balanced, energetic life,” says teacher, healer, and Qigong master Chunyi Lin. This meditation helps you use the most powerful healing energy available—love—so you can discover euphoria wherever you are, in whatever circumstances you may find yourself.
“Conscious Awareness in the Present Moment” MeditationExperience firsthand how you create your moment-to-moment reality through the guidance of spiritual mentor Jeddah Mali. She will help you live your life freely without the mind interpreting, judging, and limiting you.
“Burning” MeditationFor thousands of years, the “Burning” meditation has been used to burn off general stress and mental fatigue and open the third eye. Teacher and mentor Brian Osborne uses colorful imagery, including red and golden lava and bright yellow light to help you melt away stress and get your energy flowing.
“Law of Attraction Tubes of Light” MeditationCreate harmonious space in and around you, which is ideal for calling on the Law of Attraction. Feng Shui master Marie Diamond will help you attract more peace and feel less influenced by the vibrations of negative people.
“Relaxation and Awareness” MeditationHimalayan master Swami Veda Bharati helps you rediscover the original nature of your mind and body. You will bring attention to the self and replace any destructive emotions or thoughts with a positive, serene, overflowing experience. You will learn to focus on a word or phrase as a way of calming the mind.


Each meditation includes a teaching conversation of between 25 and 60 minutes to help you understand the meditation’s beauty and the gifts it brings you. There is absolutely no charge or obligation to experience these meditations, so please feel free to share this audio program with your friends.

Your first meditation is waiting for you right now — all you have to do is register. Get your free pass to these sessions here:



I hope you enjoy learning meditation from these great instructors and mentors.As always, thank you for being part of the Resort Entrepreneur community!

Connie Hammond
Founder, Resort Lifestyle Network