Al & Shelley DeMelo

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December, 2013 Issue 8, Volume 12

Sharing our journey with you...

De Melo's Da News

Holiday Season 2013

Christmas, 2013

As the year has come to an end, we are reflecting on the holidays and hoping that everyone was able to enjoy time with their loved ones and appreciate the beauty of our lives.

The new year is a time to plan for the success of the coming year. It iis our wish that everyone will have a healthy, successful, and love filled 2014!

BANG December Meeting

Raw Food spread

Well the BANG group (Business Accelerated Network Group) had a holiday party this month. We had a great get together with great people to network with and delicious raw food. I had no idea that raw food could taste so delicious. The chef, Teresa Holloman with Tasty Raw Chef really outdid herself. And she is so personable too.

The meeting was spent discussing what our 2013 goals were vs: what we achieved. We discovered that the goals we started out changed throughout the year, and some ideas were scrapped entirely because they didn't really make sense when we examined them further. One technique we use is to prioritize our top three tasks every day, and then quarterly review our accomplishments. This keeps us on task. This is how we changed our priority from investing in multi-family apartments, and made our private lending project more of a priority.

We left the meeting thinking about what areas of our business are most important; and more important confirmed how committed are we to achieving our goals.

If you are going to ponder this yourself, we discussed suggested areas of focus:   Health, Financial, Relationships, Business, or Having Fun.

Releasing or Letting Go

I finished reading The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin this month. I found the book interesting as they talked about a powerful tool to help make positive changes in our life.

From this book, I learned how to let go and release issues that cause stress in the body quickly. This stress is not worth the health risk. Also, the stress surrounding the issue dissipated as I let go. It was a great relief.

In the book, there were tips to help you transform issues that come up in your life.

First you have to identify the issue. (Sometimes tough to do to get at the real root issue!)

Once you know what the issue is, You could to do the following:

  • Welcome the issue. What are your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that you have around the issue
  • Welcome all about the need to fix or change the situation. Release any sense of it being personal and wanting to push against it
  • Ask Yourself the following questions: “Could I let it go? Would I let it go? When will I let it go?”

Once you begin this process, you open yourself up to the idea of transforming the issues. Soon, you begin to lighten up! Feeling Free!

(Click on the book image to see a video on this process.)

Science By Numbers 101

Did you know you may be able to strengthen your knowledge about the people you are in contact with by using the Mathematician and Greek philosopher Pythagoras' numbers chart, which was written over 4000 years ago? This chart converts language to mathematics which can then be translated to a person's general traits. Name Numberology  I have been working with many people, helping them understand Pythagoras' philosophy and how this chart is meaningful even today.

The basic principle behind Pythagoras' numbers chart is that based on the numeric value of letters in your birth name, you can calculate some important numbers that can be translated into key traits called your soul number, personality number, and your expression number.

To calculate your numbers, you assign values to each letter using the chart above. Once you assign the numbers, break the letters up into Vowels and Consonants.

Add up the values for the Vowels (this number represents your soul and plane of mind number). Next, add the values for the consonants (this number represents how others see you). Then add up all the values to determine your expression number. When you add the numbers you come up with a number that is reflective of your strengths and weaknesses.

For example take the name Jane.

By using the example above, you can see that the name Jane translates to the following numeric values:

JANE = 1+1+ 5 + 5= 12

Vowels (Soul number): A, E = 1 + 5 = 6

Consonants (Personality number): J, N = 1 + 5 = 6

Total (Expression Number): 6 + 6 = 12. The number needs to be broken down to one digit, so you add 1 + 2 to get 3.

Here's a generalized decoding of the number and the related strength and weakness:

  1. Individuality / Dominance
  2. Diplomacy / Procrastination
  3. Self Expression / Intolerance
  4. Steadfast / Discontent
  5. New Life / Indulgence
  6. Reliability / Interference
  7. Placidity / Turbulence
  8. Justice / Unscrupulous
  9. Universal Love / Desire

In general, based on the combination of the soul number 6 and expression number of 3, means that Jane, in general, is quick, has a clever mind, has a happy nature and can hold a position of trust. She also has good business judgment. She can be rather easy going and can give too generously to others. A 6 soul is responsible, affectionate, and sympathetic. They love to meet to mix, sing and dance. 

As for the consonants, this number represents how people see her. But for now, we aren't going to do too much with the consonant number.

We are all made up of many different numbers and they all have their influence in different ways.

Many people have found this information helpful in in their daily dealings with people. I have used this methodology to learn how best to work and communicate with the people around me. I will use these numbers to observe their traits and enhance our relationship. This bit of insight helps me figure out how to approach certain situations.

Do you think it would be helpful to know this, especially for partnerships, relationships and hiring the right person for a position?  I sure have found it useful. Next month, we will explore these numbers in a little more depth.

Self Improvement

  Self Improvement Napolian Hill discovered in his research for "Think and Grow Rich" that the one common trait of successful people is that they continually try to improve. The results often speak for themselves.

One of our coaches, Andrew Barber Starke has spent over 25 years in self development and continues to pursue personal and professional betterment in this area every year.

Andrew recommends that you always talk with successful people and find out the type of training they have done and what has worked for them. Be willing to be mentored by successful people. Remember, a strength is asking for help when you need it. We have found our mentors are always willing to share their knowledge of what has worked for them.

Till next month... we will be sending our best wishes for a Happy New Year to all!

Al & Shelley