November 10, 2010

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   Volume 7, Issue 11   November 2010   ISSN 1556-3820

"Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart."

– Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

Note From Regina 


I don’t want to jinx myself but so far we are having an amazingly sunny and mild November. Usually by this time we already have snow so I’m loving the reprieve! How about you?

We are just about halfway through the fourth quarter. Can you believe it? This is about the time when most people kick into holiday mode, isn’t it? I’m with you but just don’t lose sight of your goals. You’ve still got several weeks to make inroads and finish the year off strong.

Want to find out the “new rules for the contact sport of life”? Then join me FR*EE for a great interview on November 11 at 12 noon CST with author Mimi Donaldson. (Learn more)

Want to have more abundance in your personal and professional life? Then read this month’s feature article, Manifest a Season of Abundance by Giving Thanks!

Until next month! 

Regina Barr

Web: redladder.com
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P.S. What are you up to this year? What issues and challenges are you facing? Send me an email at . I’d love to hear from you even if it's just to say hello!

   Feature Article

Manifest a Season of Abundance by Giving Thanks

November is a great month to focus on a spirit of abundance. Webster's dictionary defines abundance as:

  1. Ample quantity, profusion
  2. Affluence, wealth
  3. Relative degree of plentifulness

For me, the spirit of abundance begins with giving. You've got to give in order to receive. I have come to learn that this is how the universe works, like it or not. So what does this mean? It means that what you put out into the world will eventually come back to you.

How does it work? For example, if you are unwilling to share information with others, information that you need may not find its way to you. Or if you hoard money, then you may find that you have less money flowing into your checkbook than you might like.

On the other hand, if you give generously of your time, energy and money, then you will probably find you have an abundant supply of any or all of these in your life. That's how the universe works. It's that simple.

There is a Native American saying: "Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way." The best way I know how to honor the abundance of unknown blessings that are out there waiting for me, is to give first.

Start by giving thanks to all of the people who have been implemental in creating the abundance you have enjoyed in your life. Write them a special thank you note or make a personal phone call.

My wish for you during the upcoming holiday season is that you will be able to manifest your own season of abundance. Start now and you will be amazed at what unfolds for you in the New Year. And remember, the abundance you experience in the coming year is already on its way. What unknown blessings are you giving thanks for?

Regina Barr is a former marketing executive. She is the  founder and CEO of Red Ladder, Inc. and founder of the Women at the Top® Network. As CEO she helps organizations manage transitions, complete major projects, build strong teams and develop leadership talent. She is an executive coach, professional speaker, trainer, writer and media commentator with master’s degrees in business administration and human development. For more information, visit www.redladder.com, www.theWATTnetwork.com, or 651-453-1007.

Copyright 2010 Regina Barr, Red Ladder, Inc.
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About Red Ladder

Red Ladder, Inc. provides services for individuals and organizations with a goal of developing people and inspiring success. Regina Barr, Red Ladder’s CEO, holds a BBA, an MBA and an MA in human development. With over twenty years in the financial services industry, she has a broad range of leadership experience in product, sales, and marketing.

in this issue ...
  • Note from Regina
  • Manifest a Season of Abundance by Giving Thanks
  • Speaking Schedule
  • Resources
  • What's New
  • About Red Ladder

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What's New ...

11/09/10 Regina Barr shares advice in the article, Best Things Entrepreneurs AVOIDED when Building Their Businesses. (Read Here)

11/03/2010 Regina Barr shares business lessons she learned from the recession with Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. (Read Here

Here are upcoming programs featuring or hosted by Regina Barr ...

For complete details and information on how to register, visit our Schedule of Events.

11/11/10 (12 Noon CDT) Interview with Mimi Donaldson, author Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life

11/16/10 (7:30 am CDT) Reinventing Your Job Search: The Seven Deadly Sins Every Business Professional Needs to Know™, New Day Career Connections, Wayzata, MN

12/08/10 (12 Noon) Interview with Marshawn Evans, JD, author SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman’s Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life

12/09/10 (7:30 am CDT) Pricing Integrity & Personal Value: What are you Really Worth?™, Teleseminar

Preview a list of Regina’s five most requested programs.

Interested in having Regina speak or present a seminar or workshop at your next event? Contact us at: 651-453-1007 or .


Resources ...  

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy: this book by author Sarah Ban Breathnach, is a book of 366 evocative essays – one for every day of your year – written for women who wish to live by their own lights. 

Amplify Your Success eBook and Audios: Regina Barr presents Amplify Your Success: 25 Powerful Leaders Help Accelerate Your Career. Inspirational speakers cover five key topics including interpersonal skills, self-management, personal accountability, influencing others and goal achievement in this eBook and Audio program. Learn more or order your copy now. 

Testimonial: Regina, your presentation was absolutely phenomenal and completely exceeded my expectations. You have a talent for connecting with people and bringing a room full of 50+ women together. Thank you again for such a memorable event.”

Susan M. Elling, Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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