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Living with Purpose

A Purpose Driven Life

Living in abundance means many things to many different people. I came across this story the other day and it made me pause…because the message is clear, but I felt there was something missing. At first, I was having trouble identifying the missing piece, and then it dawned on me, the missing piece was PUIMG_7931RPOSE.

You see the fisherman was living life as an existence, but with no real purpose, no real legacy, no real passion…except for fishing, but in the end, where was he soul going? What was his spirit yearning? What was his headstrong?

As you reflect on 2015 and where you are going, think about living a purpose driven life and what that means to you. What makes your heart sing, your soul soar, your spirit dance? That is your purpose, that is why you are here. That is your calling to this time and place…in this particular mode of knowing and being. Go ahead and enjoy…it is what life is all about…living your purpose with wild abandon and passion.

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Seguimos Adelante,
Zulmara Maria

A Little Story
The businessman was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small  boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large Yellowfin Tuna. The businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The fisherman replied only a little while.

The businessman then asked why he didn’t stay out longer and catch more fish.
The fisherman said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The
businessman then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your time? The
fisherman fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a
siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine
and play guitar with my amigos; I have a full and busy life, señor.”

The businessman scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should
spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the
proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats; eventually you would
have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman, you
would sell directly to the processor and eventually open your own cannery. You
would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave
this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually
New York City where you would run your expanding enterprise.”

The fisherman asked, “But señor, how long will this all take?” To which
the businessman replied, “15-20 years.” “But what then, señor?” The
businessman laughed and said, “That’s the best part! When the time is right you
would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become
very rich. You would make millions.” “Millions, señor? Then what?” The
businessman said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village
where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with
your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play
your guitar with your amigos.”

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, “Isn’t that what I’m doing right
now?”

-Author Unknown

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Reflections on Life

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Sometimes life hands you lemons and you have to make lemonade, but sometimes, life just hands you lemonade. And those are the sweetest of days. This holiday season my daughter and son-in-law handed me the sweetest of lemonade. They are expecting my first grandchild and I am on cloud nine. I have been thinking and reflecting on life ever since she told me and I am sooo overjoyed and overwhelmed with emotion that I find that I cry at everything. Happy, emotional, and wonderful tears that just tell me that my path is perfect, my journey is as it should be, and I am truly, truly, truly blessed. I have had the BEST life ever and it is just getting better.

A journey that began 35 years ago at UCSB when I met the love of my life, continues today as we are expectant grandparents who are anticipating this new life with love and gratitude. Our paths are many, our journey is adventurous, and the joys, the ups, the positive…absolutely overwhelm all else.

As I look into ushering in 2015, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the blessings I have received in the past and that I am about to receive now. Life is as it should be and I thank all of you for being such an integral part of my life.

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Zulmara Maria

Yeah, We ROCK!!!

October 14, 2014

 

So, now that you are feeling the love and gratitude and you have the vision, how do you fund it? Well today on the Global Latino Summit, you are in for a treat as Jesse Martinez discusses How to Fund Your Vision.

ENJOY!!!

 

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Zulmara Maria
 
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In Loving Gratitude

October 13, 2014

 

We are at the beginning of transforming our world, our community, our family, and our selves. Use the gratitude skills you have learned this month to continue the transformation. Set you VISION…and set the universe in motion.

Today on the Global Latino Summit, Manny Ruiz will talk to us about Vision…and the power of the mind’s eye.

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Zulmara Maria
 
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It IS all About Gratitude

October 12

 

Yes, you don’t ever need to grow up. It is all about you and how you feel. In loving gratitude.

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Zulmara Maria

Believe…Nuf Said

October 11

 

It begins and ends with what you believe. Choose your beliefs wisely and you will be thankful for the life of your dreams in no time.

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Zulmara Maria
 
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It is KISS Time: Just Give Thanks

October 10

 

Time to keep it simple and sophisticated. Life is good.

Go to the Global Latino Summit and listen to Karla Sandoval and David Rosenhaus discuss leadership and being of service.

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Zulmara Maria
 
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Collective Gratitude Energy

October 9, 2014

 

Be sure to tune into the Global Latino Summit today and be wowed!!! by

How to Live a Remarkable Life: A Guide for the Modern Latino

with Steve Gallegos, JD

Steve will give incredible life changing advice on living the life of a Modern Latino.

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Zulmara Maria

 

 

Transforming Transformations

October 8

 

Begin your Transformations today!!! Listen to ME on the Global Latino Summit. I will be discussing

Manifesting Abundance: A Million Divas Making a Million Dollars

I will also be letting you know how you can become a part of this movement, become a millionaire DIVA and start calling your millions to you. Prepare to TRANSFORM!!! and start living the life of your dreams!!!

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Seguimos Adelante,
Zulmara Maria
 
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Astound AMAZE Astonish

October 7

 

Join the empowered Jessica Ruvalcaba on the Global Latino Summit. She will be speaking on 

Latinas in Stem: How I was born to run this race. It promises to be a great conversation.

Con un pan y cafecito,
Seguimos Adelante,
Zulmara Maria

 

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