Sacred Powers: Book Review

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Each purchase you make, I get a small portion at no additional cost to you.

Since finally finishing Ben Shapiro’s book, I’ve been reading Sacred Powers by Davidji. I’m getting back into my reading kick, plus getting off of social media for awhile has been helping me. I have taken this year to tend to myself and addictions, if you haven’t noticed. I’ve been on the journey of self love and development for 2, near 3 years now. It gets deeper and deeper each year, each quarter, each month, in ways I couldn’t imagine.

Now it’s a growing and on-going process of self development, and even though I don’t know what’s to come, I know I’ve changed already. This book is guiding me some more.

Sacred Powers is a similar read to the Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle. It truly makes you think and be in the present moment, which we don’t do enough of these days. At least those of us in the west/first world countries.

Books like Sacred Powers are becoming a fad and in, but their content can be used and re-read throughout our lifetimes. We can become rooted again through things like the Divine Powers that Davidji talks about in this book, as well as have the ability to look at things in such a way, even through each time we read this, or other like books.

The thing I like about Sacred Powers is that it’s something that is easier read after knowing about concepts that Ekhart Tolle talks about. I’m not sure how receptive I would’ve been if I hadn’t known about keeping in the present so well, through the Power of Now.

This book is also a book that you should read at a slower pace, and do the various exercises that Davidji suggests. It’s very much a hands on book, and to truly take things out of the book for years to come, and if you’re truly serious about this stuff, you’ll be thankful you did them.

If you’re still new to the whole realm of this, it’ll feel odd at first to do the motions, but trust me, it’s practice and you’ll integrate it into every day life when you need them. Your mind will remind you when you need it, and for the love of all things holy, don’t ignore them!

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Product Review: Legendary Marketer’s $30/Month Program

So for the last month (well, 30 days as of this past Tuesday…) I’ve been trying out this YouTube “success” program for online businesses from Legendary Marketer. It comes off as one of those MLM things, but with the money back guarantee before the 30 days is up, I figured why not? See what it does for me (or doesn’t…I’m still a baby here…any help can be good help, right?! Maybe…)

I also got an “8 Simple Steps to Affiliate Marketing Riches” PDF for FREE. It’s 12 pages long, with ALL OF THE GRAPHICS. The program was $30 for 30 days’ access, advertized as a dollar a day. They have a one time deal upon the countless minutes of video watching (which I’m sure they make so much money off of, if you watch so much of it), for half off the annual fee ($150 or so, instead of $300+).

The AD (adverts) influencer part of it, I can see where the MLM type comes into play. Whether you’re starting your own MLM or apart of one (like itWorks comes to mind), this is what helps you get more out of the MLM, than just harassing the same old friends, who might be on a steady decrease of buying your products (for financial reasons, or tired of the products/seeing no real change that they could substitute with something else.).

The above reason, is why I chose not to tap into that program, quite yet. Plus it is $50 and I want to see how the regular program works for me (which is this review), before even touching that one.

So let’s dive into the easiest part first: the 12 page PDF that I got for free.

It’s all about affiliate marketing, and the 7 steps he feels that make making money off of it, well, easier. The benefits of it is that affiliate marketing allows for a residual income (passive income), which is something I’ve heard about a lot while on my budgeting and credit journey. I’ve only more recently become more interested in passive income, and how to go about starting to get passive income, as of recently.

Nathan goes on to suggest that with affiliate marketing, that you should always pick something that you’re interested in, because then you won’t get burnt out on it. The next big thing he shares, is that one should focus in on one platform to market on, such as Facebook, YouTube, or even a blog like this one and share it out.

One can’t forget to say that your brand is what could make or break a deal. Why? Because if people like you and know you, they’ll be more comfortable with buying what you’re selling. But if not, then you’re going to go nowhere, fast.

Next he shares that it’s okay to tweak how you do something, as you may find that something may work for you just a hair better. But don’t forget the last thing he just said! Make sure you’re still authentic and you haven’t completely compromised your brand.

The last thing he mentions, is that you should never stop learning and growing. He also reminds us that we are the average of the 5 people we’re around the most.

So that’s the PDF for you, summed up. Now, I’ll kind of sum up what the rest of it’s like.

You get near daily emails from the team at Legendary Marketer. There’s frequent webinars, a live 15 minute call each weekday, for “high impact content” as they say on the website, and you get a personal coach as well.

The first issue I have with the program, is the fact that you HAVE to call the coach to unlock the next video. I’m not 5 mom, is how I feel. I get and like the fact that you have a coach, but I DON’T LIKE PHONE CALLS and isn’t there this thing called emailing still around? Or having a messenger type service in the program?

Plus, they only have certain time slots, which makes sense since each coach has so many clients. But for a 10 minute phone call, and being someone who would only call in the morning, the first time I looked at the available times my coach had, they were evening times, and there was only the Thursday and Friday that week that had openings. There was no options I could select for the following week, even though you saw the calendar go past the end of the week.

Taco Tuesday: Taco Salad Editon

I was soo¬†feeling tacos, so here we are. Babe’s been struggling with illnesses off and on, as this weather won’t just pick one (winter or spring), so I took to a mild form of taco salad, that I got from my ex’s sister in law. It’s different, but good, and you can add in all the spice you want, while not hearing everyone else eating, complaining “It’s too spicy!!!!!”

What makes it different, you ask? Well, take to these ingredients, and take a guess:

-Ground meat or substitute. I like ground turkey
-taco seasoning
-onion
-tomato
-lettuce or spinach
-shredded cheese or substitute
-Catalina dressing (I like Kraft’s sweet honey one for this)
-sour cream, or substitute
-refried beans
-soft tortillas, or Doritos (spicy nachos, cool ranch, or nacho cheese, all will do)
-anything else you want, like chives, rice, hot sauce, jalapenos, etc

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Start by dicing up some onion, and put in a hot pan with oil. Let it start cooking, and put some taco seasoning in with it, then your meat substance. While the meat is cooking, dice up any more onion you’d like, and all the other veggies. If you’re using tortillas, rip a few tortillas into bite sized pieces. If you have rice, cook that too.

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Once the meat is almost done, add some more taco seasoning. Once it’s done, add refried beans, and if you want cooked rice in there, add the cooked rice here as well. Let the refired beans and rice get warm, and soak in the seasoning.

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From there, grab a big bowl, layer some tortillas or chips (kind of crunching them as you go), some veggies, then the meat mixture, cheese, and dressing. Rinse and repeat.

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At the top, add some sour cream, and if wanted, either put some salsa in now, and mix it all up. Serve, and add any spicy condiments, as desired (or not).

I hope you enjoy this simple and milder take on taco salad. I enjoy it both with chips and tortillas. Which one is your favorite? Try them both, and get back to me!