| January 2009 Newsletter
Happy New Year!
In this month's newsletter you will find:
First off, I hope you enjoyed our Holiday Greeting Video. Our project manager, Shayna, "elf 'd" our team and turned us into skinny dancing fools! Everyone who saw the video said they
let out a big HO-HO-HO!! If you missed it, you have to see it; it's playing until 1/15/09 at:
The New Year is a time of personal and professional goal setting. I know that my team and I spent
all last year mapping out our goals and the steps we want to take to achieve them. So 2009 promises to
be a year of implementation and action!
Much like building a business, parenting is also most effective when it is goal-oriented. In The Parents Toolshop® book and classes we first identify our parenting goals. Then, we look at the long-term results of five different parenting styles and see that we have the best chance of achieving our goals by using a "balanced" parenting style. Then we look at the "Universal Blueprint for Parenting Success," step by step. By using this unique decision-making formula and harnessing the power of its tools, we can see all our parenting options and choose the most effective response for accomplishing our goals, based on the unique personal circumstances of each situation.
I have a great exercise for you, especially if you've not done it before. Write down a vision of how you want your personal, professional and parenting life to be. Rather than a making a wish list, try to write it as though these things have already happened in your life. Think big! Write your vision as though it could be anything you want it to be.
The next step is to extract actionable goals from your written vision. This part can be difficult, and if you would like some help with this, my featured article this month will tell you how to set and achieve any goal. The link can be found later in this newsletter, and I hope you check it out!
|Schedules & Upcoming Classes
The Winter 2009 class schedule has been finalized! I am offering the TIPS (Tools For Improving Parenting Success) class in two formats:
- A local class in the Dayton area (Wednesday nights for 6 weeks)
- A live teleclass (Tuesday & Thursday nights for 6 weeks)
Both classes will teach the Universal Blueprint and skill toolsets for parents covered in The Parents Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family.
Classes start in February, and on-line registration is open, so register now! For dates and desccriptions, go to:
The Affiliate User Manual will be available on Monday January 12! This exclusive document
will help all Parents Toolshop affiliates with the technical aspects of managing their
affiliate accounts, and also provides important information on payment of commissions,
troubleshooting, and more!
We will send all our affiliates a notice by email when the Affiliate User Manual goes live!
If you're not an affiliate yet, you can easily become one! If you or someone you know wants more
information on the Parents Toolshop Affiliate Program, just visit the affiliate home page at:
|Parents Tool Talk Radio
Last month while I was in Mexico, my producer Chris aired a pre-recorded teleseminar on "Holiday Parenting Issues." I hope you had a chance to listen to it, and if you did, I hope you
found the content informative and empowering! You can listen to this and all our other previous
shows at the Parents Tool Talk home page:
Join us this month, on Friday January 9th, at noon Eastern time, for the never-before-aired pilot episode of Parents Tool Talk, in which
Chris (the producer) was the host and I was the guest! Chris asked me all kinds of interesting - and unanticipated -
questions about myself, how I developed the Universal Blueprint and founded Parents Toolshop
Consulting. Some members of our "Dream Team" also asked questions. I hope you can tune in!
To listen to the show live, or to listen later by download or RSS feed, go to:
We will send a reminder about Friday's show by email later this week to the
teleseminar/radio show mailing list. It includes specific instructions for
all the ways you can listen and participate, live or later. Being on this
list also entitles you to receive pre- and post-show resources exclusive for the people on this list. If you are not on this list and want to receive these
reminders and bonus gifts, just sign up at:
Every year, many of us set goals and resolve to meet them, only to become discouraged and quit.
My article this month will tell you how to set and achieve any goal, and provide suggestions for
removing the most common barriers blocking your success — in parenting, our careers,
marriage... and Life!
You can find it here:
I wish you all the best in 2009, thank you for your support and encouragement, and hope that your
involvement with Parents Toolshop will continue this year, and provide benefits to you and your
family for years after.
Yours in service to families,
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