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Achieving Success Thru a Few Simple Steps

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Five Things to Change Your Life & Find Success
 
Success means different things to different people. Success may mean landing the perfect job, buying a first home or your dream car.  Success may mean achieving a long-term goal or having a harmonious and happy family lifestyle. Whatever success means to you, whatever you are dreaming of seeing or doing, attaining or creating… apply these tips to your life and find yourself traveling the path that will help lead you down that positive path.
-          Discard Expectations and lessen tahe opportunity for disappointment. If you set your sites on certain expectations in life, you are sure to become frustrated and dissatisfied. Keep an open mind without making assumptions on what should or should not happen. Open yourself up to possibilities and opportunities and try not to expect or wait for something in particular to occur. 
-          Seek new experiences. Get out of your comfort zone and reach out for new experiences. Take up a new hobby, take a trip to somewhere you’ve never been, reach out to a new circle of people and cultivate new friends and acquaintances. Consider joining a club or changing gyms. Explore and discover new points of view from different types of people with different lifestyles and perspectives. Challenge yourself and create the opportunities for growth and discovery.
-          Give Back and share. Volunteer or contribute to the charitable efforts of an organization in your area. Focus less on your own problems, and find out how you can make a difference or enrich another person’s life by sharing your experiences, knowledge and compassion. Help one that may be of help to you one day.
- Don’t dwell on the past - just let it go. Don’t find yourself looking back and saying to yourself those old familiar phrases:  “if only I knew then what I know now.” Or, “if I had it to do all over…”
That counter-productive thinking holds you back and wastes valuable time and energy.
If you made a mistake or a bad decision based on poor judgment, consider it a growing experience, learn from it and move on. These growing pains make us stronger and smarter.zChange Your Life & Attain Success

 
Success means different things to different people. Success may mean landing the perfect job, buying a first home or your dream car. Success may mean achieving a long-term goal or having a harmonious, happy family lifestyle. Whatever success means to you, whatever you are dreaming of seeing or doing, attaining or creating… apply these tips to your life and find yourself traveling the path that leads to success.


-  Discard Expectations and lessen the opportunity for disappointment. If you set your sites on certain expectations in life, you are sure to become frustrated and dissatisfied. Keep an open mind without making assumptions on what should or should not happen. Open yourself up to possibilities and opportunities and try not to expect or wait for something in particular to occur. 


-  Seek new experiences! Get out of your comfort zone and reach out for change. Take up a new hobby, take a trip to somewhere you’ve never been, reach out to a new circle of people and cultivate new friends and acquaintances. Consider joining a club or changing gyms. Explore and discover new points of view from different types of people with diverse lifestyles and perspectives. Challenge yourself and create the opportunities for growth and discovery.


-  Give back and share. Volunteer or contribute to the charitable efforts of an organization in your area. Focus less on your own problems, and find out how you can make a difference or enrich another person’s life by sharing your experiences, knowledge and compassion. Help one that may be of help to you one day.


- Don’t dwell on the past - just let it go. Don’t find yourself looking back and saying to yourself those old familiar phrases:  
“If only I knew then what I know now.” Or, “If I had it to do all over…” That counter-productive thinking holds you back and wastes valuable time and energy dwelling upon. If you made a mistake or a bad decision based on poor judgment, consider it a growing experience, learn from it and move on. These growing pains make us stronger and smarter.

Mortgage Rates - As of 4/25/14

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Things to Do on Sunday - April 27

by Rob Zwemmer

A few fun things to do - have a great day!

7a-2p  COD Street Fair

340 Vendors offering New Merchandise, Food Court, Arts and Crafts and a Farmers Market. The street fair provides a diverse open-air shopping experience.

College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert


2p Sunday's JazzTime Band at Vicky's of Santa Fe

Swinging the Jazz Standards with Band Members Don Shelton, Allen Goodman, Tom Keenlyside, Larry Holloway and Chip Smith with new world-class guests that join in every SUNDAY.

Cost: $10 Cover. Happy Hour Pricing

Vicky's of Santa Fe
Highway 111 & Club Dr.
Indian Wells




3:30-7:30p Melvyns Restaurant at The Ingleside Inn - Sunday Jam Session

201 W. Ramon Road
Palm Springs
760-325-2323




6p  Johnny Meza performs at Wally's Desert Turtle

Enjoy popular standards, classics and contemporary hits performed in Johnny's own signature style in the Sahara Lounge.

Wally's Desert Turtle
71775 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage
760-568-9321









Olive Crest: Stacey, A Life Transformed

by Olive Crest

Inspiration for Today: Time to Fertilize!

by Rob Zwemmer

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."
 
~ Anonymous

 
TIME TO FERTILIZE!
 
You see them out there, all the folks in the neighborhood fertilizing their lawns for the spring growing season. It’s like a competition, to see whose yard will win the prize for “greenest.” But are they really trying to be the best, or just trying to be better than the guy over the fence?
 
Well, forget about fences, because the grass grows greenest where it is quite simply tended the best. You can’t blame the fence for poor lawn quality on this side. You and you alone are responsible for discovering the gardening secret that will yield the pleasure and satisfaction you seek at home.
 
Perhaps you might learn such secrets by building a better relationship with your neighbor, sharing and comparing cultivation routines. They say that good fences make good neighbors, but it should always be about what’s on this side, not that one. “He who leaves his house in search of happiness pursues a shadow.”
 
If you’re not happy with what you’ve already got, you’re not going to find it "out there." You may learn a lot when you cross the fence and experience the world, but you can only learn satisfaction at home. Once you’ve got that, fences won’t matter anymore.
 
Why? Because now you’ve carefully cultivated your own green grass, for your own feeling of satisfaction and not for a sense of competition. Now you can carry your watering can over the fence, and tend the grass wherever you may be. Happy gardening!

A Great Easter Recipe from Shields Date Gardens

by Rob Zwemmer

We'd like to share one of Shields Date Gardens' favorite recipes - a perfect appetizer to serve your Easter guests!

Royal Medjool dates stuffed with jalapeño, bleu cheese and prosciutto, wrapped in bacon and finished off with a shallot demi-glace and balsamic reduction.

Ingredients

    sliced jalapeño peppers
    gorgonzola cheese crumbles
    sliced prosciutto
    apple wood smoked bacon
    pitted royal medjool dates

Pre-cook bacon half-way through - once bacon is done stuff the pitted royal medjool dates with jalapeños, cheese and prosciutto. Wrap bacon around the outside of the stuffed dates and use a toothpick to secure. Bake or broil in the oven until cheese is melted.  Serve with a shallot demi-glace and balsamic reduction.

Sauce

    1 tbsp oil
    minced shallots
    1/2 cup red wine
    1 cup demi-glace
    salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oil, cook shallots for 1-2 minutes. Add red wine and reduce liquid by 2/3, add demi-glace and bring to a boil. Reduce sauce while stirring for 2-3 minutes. If desired, add salt & pepper to taste.


Mortgage Rates - As of 4/18/14

by Rob Zwemmer

"Eggs-actly" What You're Looking for on Easter!

by Rob Zwemmer

How to spend Easter Sunday in the Desert? Here's a few ideas we'd like to share:

 

10a-2p  "Eggstraordinary Eggstravaganza" at The Living Desert

Have a "hoppy" time at this unique desert zoo.

Cost: $17.25/adults - $8.75/kids 3-12 yrs - Under age 3 Free
Call: 760-346-5694

The Living Desert
47900 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert
Rancho Mirage


11a-3p  Grown-Up Easter Egg Crawl in Palm Springs

More than $10,000 in discounts, gift certificates, free food and merchandise are being offered by nine downtown merchants as part of the inaugural grown-up Easter egg hunt in downtown Palm Springs. Participants can receive an “egg” with a coupon for a prize inside with special offers valued from $5 to $750 dollars courtesy of participating downtown merchants. It's a great way to explore the diverse array of businesses, shops and restaurants in downtown Palm Springs.

On Easter Sunday pick-up a free egg at one, or all, of the nine participating venues while they last: Zin American Bistro, Crystal Fantasy, Oscar’s Cafe & Bar, Grau Vacation Rentals, Alicante Palm Springs, The Cocky Cactus, Greetings - Palm Springs, California, HEES, reFresh gallery.

Each participating business has donated 74 of the “Easter Egg” coupons which is a general offer with a minimum of a $5 value, many with more, and one coupon, the “Golden Egg” coupon worth anywhere from $50 upwards to $750.


9a-3p  Easter Sunday Brunch at Melvyn's Restaurant

Located on the premises of the Ingleside Inn.
Cost: $35/per person. Call 760-325-2323

Melvyn's
201 W. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs



9a-3p Easter Sunday Bottomless Champagne Brunch
Vue Grille & Bar - Indian Wells Golf Resort

Cost: $49/adults - $19/ages 6-11
Call 760-834-3822

Vue Grille & Bar / Indian Wells Golf Resort
44500 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells



9:30A  In the Gardens: Bugs, Birds & Blooms


Annual Family Day is a celebration of bugs & blooms
and our feathered friends.

Cost:  Free
760-202-2222

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
(Annenberg Retreat)
37977 Bob Hope Dr.



10:30a-2:15p  Easter Brunch Buffet at Cuistot Restaurant

Reservations:  760-340-1000

Cuistot Restaurant
72595 El Paseo
Palm Desert



April Festival Weekends at Hard Rock Hotel / Palm Springs

Join the party of cocktails and music out by the pool, created by Goldenvoice Productions (producer
of the Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach).

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S. Indian Canyon
Palm Springs
760-325-9676




 

Olive Crest: Victor - A Life Transformed

by Olive Crest

Inspiration for Today: Please Release Me!

by Rob Zwemmer

"Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness."
~ The Buddha

Remember the song "Please release me, let me go"? If you've ever felt that someone or something had a hold on you and wouldn't let go, perhaps you needed an "attitude adjustment."

Why? Unless you are literally chained to a wall, people and things don't have a "hold" on you. It is you who have taken hold of them, and refuse to let go. It's so easy to latch on to the situations, relationships, and baggage of others - believing it possible to have some control over their outcome.

The result is never-ending worry, sleeplessness, feelings of helplessness, and other symptoms of being "out-of-control." Anger is another matter - there seems to be so much of it today. TV shows are full of it. Anger is directed at family, the boss, the spouse, or anyone else in sight. Yet anger results from feeling that things or people are not doing what you think should be done. Anger is felt when you can't control the outcome.

The truth is we are only in control of our own lives and actions - nothing more. Buddha had it right when he said, "Learn to let go." Martin Luther said, "Let go and let God." Regardless of who said it, or how it was said, letting go will open many doors of happiness in your future.

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