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The Art of War.
I love Asian culture, art, food and I especially love Asian foreign films. I also find the book 'The Art of War" very intriguing as it applies to character and leadership development. Here are a few excerpts that may inspire you or provide advice and encouragement as you prepare for 2010.
Be: Swift as the wind; Gentle as a forest; fierce as fire; firm as a mountain. BUT!!! Remember a hot cup of tea and a little solitude can bring calm and focus and allow you to listen to the voice within. Stay Strong.
A message from the president of Direct Selling Live.
Hi Community,

The wait is finally over. DirectSellingLive announces its 1st Annual Women of Power - The POWER 30. The list of the 30 Most Powerful, Most Influential People In Direct Selling.

When you visit the Women of Power - The POWER 30 page you will be be able to watch the Women of Power video, view the Women of Power photo album with links to the honorees web pages and down load the commemorative 12 page eBook with descriptions of the 30 women on the POWER 30.

For over 100 years Network Marketing/Direct Selling has touched the lives of 100’s of millions of people around the world through the sale of products and services, offering a way for individuals to better their lives financially through global business partnerships. During that time 10’s of millions of distributors have come and gone and the majority of those distributors have been women. Even today almost 80% of all distributors are women.

The direct selling industry, and…
Dear Soul Purpose community,
It is with tremendous pride, joy, enthusiasm and honor that I share this terrific news with each of you this evening. Although I am beaming with pride it is really a tribute to the power of the vision of Soul Purpose. A vision that the most seasoned professionals, those whose responsibility it is to recognize potential and professional integrity recognize. Let us take care now to make sure that we recognize and embrace it as well. In this season of thanksgiving let us show our gratitude by manifesting the power of this potential.
Soul Purpose entrepreneurs, in less than 2 years we making headlines, we are being recognized for our potential. Let’s share these products and share this empowering opportunity, we are indeed the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Much love,
Nadine Thompson
Founder and CEO Soul Purpose Lifestyle company

PS
I would like to end by quoting my husband, “it’s a good month to be Nadine”.

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I am honored and excited beyond belief to wake up this morning to such great news. I not only made the list of the top 50 most influential people in the direct sales industry but I ranked at 22. The second ranked African american and the only one on the list who owns her own business. This is a great day!!!!!
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I had a wonderful experience yesterday on the Youngevity Conference call and this morning I will be on , 10:15 to 10:30 CST.
Radio station is 102.3fm in Chicago

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September 9, 2009
CONTACT:
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SOUL PURPOSE LIFESTYLE COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ASHLEY STEWART AND URBAN BRANDS
Companies Offer "Divas Night Out" In Special Customer Appreciation Event


Nadine Thompson, Founder and CEO,
Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company
Exeter, NH (BlackNews.com) - Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company CEO and Founder Nadine A. Thompson announced today that the company has entered into a unique partnership with Ashley Stewart--Great Women of Style (a division of Urban Brands) by offering "Divas Night Out," a special in-store customer appreciation event Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 9 pm.
The event is open to the public and will take place at select stores throughout the country. Guests will be treated to music, refreshments, exclusive product discounts and pampering by Soul Purpose Lifestyle entrepreneurs. The pampering includes "loving hands" treatments with So…
I just returned home from seeing the movie Julie Julia, what a wonderful and delightful movie. It made feel re-energized to work on my blog and to continue my passion for cooking. I love to cook and I love to garden, I love my children and I love Soul Purpose!!! Life is sweet!!! We all have so much to be grateful for and having good relationships are key to our sustainablitly. Do something that you love doing this week.
I absolutely love Sunday mornings. I love waking up to a day that I can do whatever I choose, I love watching Sunday morning on CBS; breakfast always tastes great on Sundays and my garden always looks its best on Sundays. Happy Sunday to you!!!!
In order to fly you need resisitance!!!
this has been a tremendous day and weeked thus far. We took my daughter to school today as she begins her 10th grade year; I miss her already. Life is so filled with bitter-sweet experiences that it is good to remember that "this too, will pass". But most important remember that challenges aren't always what they appear and at the heart of it all "In order to fly you need resistance".
Just finished a fabulous weekend in Baltimore. I feel blessed and fulfilled! The Soul Purpose business school was amazing.

A sunday evening quote from the Talmud to reflect on.

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.


...be the change you want to see.
much love,
Nadine
A quote for Sunday morning: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
My inspiration this evening from the powerful SP eevent in Dallas. We are sometimes disappointed when we hear the word "no" to a question; but consider this reframe that "No" stands for a new opportunity.
A friend shared this article today. It references my journey at Soul Purpose.
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Very sad news about Michael Jackson; may he rest in peace. A reminder that tomorrow is not promised!
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It has been an inspiring week at the Smith Tuck Global Leadership Program!

Weary but grateful!!!!

I am back at home, thank God, with my family, my pets and in my own bed after 12 weeks on the road. It has been a wonderful last 3 months being out there in the Soul Purpose community. Our community is blessed with such warm, tremendously powerful souls; I feel blessed to be in the water with all of you. Now, that I am back at home, I intend to post a few blog entries about my journey, the Meditarranean cruise culminating with 2 powerful days with the folks at the Black Enterprise magazine event in Detroit Michigan.
First, things first, some much needed sleep tonight and then some creative blogging in days to come.
much love and sweet dreams,
Nadine

Black Enterprise Magazine

An interivew with black enterprise Magazine about the challenges of starting over and reinventing yourself and your career.

Black Enterprise Magazine interview on Reinvention

All About the Love!

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Back home!!!!

Traveling can be fun and exciing and it is great to see new places, meet new people and even spend time with loved ones that we care for and don't get to see often anymore because we all live so far part. I was so happy to be in Toronto caring for my 84 year old dad and spending time with my older brother. It was great to be in St. Louis with the Soul Purpose Entrepreneurs, they were great. But it is so good to be home in my own bed!!!!!
Other than a terrible cold with flu like symptoms, i remain positive and grateful.
Until tomorrow, sleep well and be well.
Nadine

A Notion of Hope

It is so important to have a sense of hope; even when things look bleak. Even though you are pretty damn sure that things will not turn out the way you want it to; you are still energized and motivated by the notion of hope.
Hope that there is still some possibility that things will turn out alright.

Let's hang on to this notion of hope instead of dispair or fear.

Love of God, love of neighbor, love of self. thought for Sunday evening.

God is a merciful God. He loves each and everyone of us. God forgives; we see it is written over and over in Christian text and scripture.
Can it be that simple? Can it be really that simple, that if we can simply begin (and simple here is so ironic) with forgiving ourselves we then might feel worthy and then be healed and in turn deserving of the mercy, bounty and blessings that God and the universe has to offer?
Today, for some reason it became so crystal clear to me that most of our pathology, mental illness, dis-ease and depression stems from our inability to forgive our selves and our inability to turn over those things of which we have no control to a higher power.
LET HIS WILL BE DONE!!!!!
If we are to live fully in this world and truly love our neighbor as we love ourselves, we first have to forgive our selves and then fully accept and love ourselves, flawed and all. Once we have accomplished this we can then forgive our neighbors and those we live in community with and for those …

Soul Purpose is soarng!!!!

This is an awesome time for the Soul Purpose Community!
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate each and every one of you for an amazing February 2009. We doubled our sales over January and had an extraordinary month, with great recruiting numbers and title promotions. I just received the final numbers today and they are tremendous. We could not have asked for better.I also received an early report on the promotions of our new Diamond Executives and our newest Double Diamond. Yes, we have a new Double Diamond Executive: Ms. Angelia Williams from Dallas TX!
This is a preliminary list, but I am so excited I wanted to share the good news with the entire community.
Congratulations to our newest shining stars:
Our new Double Diamond Executive:·
Angelia Williams
Our new Diamond Executives:·
Armetria Charles· Lisa Harper· Brandy Israel · Sarah Israel · Kenyatta Johnson· Salimisha Logan· Kimberly McCormick Jones· April Robinson· …

Yeah for SlumDog!!!!!!!! The journey continues....

I absolutely love the movie Slum Dog millionaire, it is probably in my top 3 movies ever, I love it.
The movie moves me on so many levels, I identify with the characters, the culture but most important the underdog. I am such a believer in God's Will and God's ability to align the Universe to bring you what you need when you need it. You just need to be able to recognize and seize the opportunities when they arise. This movie is soooo much about that. It is about resilience, passion, love, innocence, courage, tenacity, ambition, truth, and the fact that confidence in oneself and a commitment to truth often wins out in he end. I love it!!!!!!!
There is a point near the end of the movie when the host of the show tries to trick Jamal into selecting the wrong answer, he is jealous of Jamal's success and popularity, he is baffled by this slum dog's ability to answer the questions and actually makes his life hell rather than lifting him up and supporting him. I felt an ache in…

Crisis and Opportunity

Last week I had the tremendous honor of attending the Black Enterprise Magazine Women of Power Summit in Orlando; it was FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
The workshops were perfect in that they addressed current issues affecting African American women today: economic issues, finances, career, and most important redefining yourself in these difficult financial times.
I had the honor of participating in many ways, I did a panel discussion, a few radio interviews and filmed an episode of The Black Enterprise Business Report on redefining ones-self in difficult times. My panel was very cathartic because it gave me a chance to talk about my experiences of the last 18 months. It was called surviving the "F" bomb, recovering from a failure. We were able to talk about achieving success and then having a set back. How do you deal and cope and bounce back. Some of the key points was to view failure as an event in your life not a definition of your person; to not internalize it but view it and learn …

Las Vegas

I have been on the road travelling for work and working very hard. I am tired and exhausted and to some extent a little scared of being tired.
Las Veas was awaesome, it was a tremendous celebration of one year in business for Soul Purpose. My God we are so blessed and we have so much to be grateful for. The event at Youngevity exceeded all of my expectations, that community of Younevity distributors were the kindest, most welcoming group of people that I have ever encountered and I felt that our partenership had been blessed.
Our Soul Purpose entrepreneurs were a site to behold and beautiful in everyway possible. They were enthusiastic, beaming, passionate, energetic and a shining example of what this industry is all about. I was so proud to be Nadine and be a part of Soul Purpose. I was happy and optimistic and feeling good about the future.
I don't want to analyze it or say much more but I was so proud and grateful for the blessing of Soul Purpose.
With much love,
Nadine

leading

To be a leader takes incredible courage, I really believe it is an annointing or a calling. some of us are born to follow and that is fine, some of us are servant leaders which is a humble calling and an extraordinary challenge and some of us are called to lead and that can be rewarding but isolating and lonely at times. Surround yourself with people who you can trust whether you are following or leading. I pray that you find your purpose.
I read something today that was truly inspiring to me. I am thinking and reflecting on it but it is in line with my favorite poem/prayer. The Hopi Indian prayer called We are the ones we've been waiting for. This is the last stanza of a poem written by the late June Jordan.

sing sweetly and quietly, listen to the voice inside you. Lead on because you are ONE you've been waiting for.
much love,
Nadine

June Jordan (1939 -2002 ) African-American poet
Source: poem for South African women by June Jordan
(last stanzas)


And who will join this standing up a…

Audacity on Sunday Morning!

I have been away from my blogs for a little while. I must say sometimes a little shy about wearing my heart on my sleeve or sharing what I am really feeling for fear of that someone will take offense and right something nasty that will hurt and make a sensitive issue more painful than it needs to be. Oh Boy!!!!

I don't know if I ever mentioned that I love Sunday mornings! Two of my favorite shows also happen on Sunday; 60 Minutes and Sunday Morning on CBS. Of course I am up and watching Sunday morning and feeling very happy and contented. My puppy Louie is laying right beside me looking content, loved and loving. Pets are a blessing.

This morning however, I woke up and found the words to describe some very complex thoughts and feelings that I have been feeling forthe last 2 weeks. In the last 15 months, I lost my company that I built from my basement for the past 12 years and I lost my good friend and business partner in the process as well. It has been privately painful and more co…

How are you today?

Just wondering how are you today? Are you okay? Have you taken a few minutes to just pause, breathe or simply close your eyes for a moment? If you have not please do, do it for you, for your peace and serenity.
It has been a full day for me, working on my email, working on Soul Purpose and watching my new addiction CNN and thinking and planning the work ahead. I continue to be inspired by President Obama and his steadfast work ethic and ability to hit the ground running doing whatever needs to be done to get the job done correctly. I am inspired to do even more and work a little harder.
In the midst of the hard work however we have to take the time out to care for our selves, our souls and our spirits. I just finished watching a show on Public Television called Basic Black. They interviewed Elizabeth Alexander who was the poet who read at the Inauguration. I didn't really make much note of the poem at the inauguration but when I read the words online today they really resonated with…

On my way to DC for the Inauguration

Dear friends,
Today is an exciting day. First I want to give thanks to all of you for the positive messages and the outpouring of support. I continue to be very grateful and appreciative, thank you.
My husband Rev. Robert H. Thompson served on President Elect Obama's prayer committee throughout the campaign so 2 weeks ago they called and said they had 2 tickets for the Inauguration for us. We were thrilled. I have been less thrilled over the past few days about all of that walking and standing out in the cold with millions of people but I felt pulled nevertheless to witness history. Last night I booked my ticket and will be joining my husband in DC this evening. I am very excited and I feel very grateful for the opportunity.
I will be carrying my children and Soul Purpose with me in my heart.
Also please keep our sister Valerie Battiest in your prayers. She was at the event and her husband suffered a massive heart attack while in DC at the hotel. I am going to try to connect with her …

Heartfelt Gratitude!!!

Happy Sunday morning to everyone and our beloved community.
I have been enjoying this morning, listening and looking at my favorite TV show Sunday Morning on CBS. It is a wonderful documentary type show and then all of the shows like Meet the Press etc who are discussing the up coming Inauguration. This is an exciting time to be alive, we are in the midst of history!!!!!!
I am writing this blog entry this morning because I woke up feeling full, full, full of gratitude with all of the responses to my blog posts. People have been generous, thoughtful, sweet, forgiving and positive. I am so grateful for your kind words etc. It is difficult to respond to everyone but I have read every one of your responses.
Today I feel more positive, more optimistic, more enthusiastic and more hopeful than I ever have. I feel great about President Elect Obama and positive about the potential of Soul Purpose.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your support. Please keep writing and blogging, your word…

One door closes and another opens!

On Thursday night I had a wonderful experience in New York City. My friend Terrie Williams hosted a program at the Symphony Space regarding depression in the black community based around her book Black Pain. It was a phenomenal event and the outpouring of emotions and testimonies were life changing. It was an evening to remember.
On the way home from the airport yesterday I received a call from a dear friend telling me that Warm Spirit had closed its doors. I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. I felt a myriad of emotions from sadness to relief to tragedy to loss to relief again. It has been a tremendous last 12 years of my life, building upon a dream and a vision of empowerment. I believed that the dream was possible and I worked tirelessly and sacrificed so much to make it a reality. In 2006/2007 we were at the top of our game and poised for greatness. Even though my journey as the leader of Warm Spirit ended I privately had hoped that God would preserve my legacy and the …

Broken Open...Looking at your life through a lense of gratitude.

I was watching Oprah today while working quietly on my lap top. It has been a great show full of great information about sacred and spiritual journeys. I am overwhelmed with feelings and emotions after watching the show today, it was a gift from God.
Here are a few things that I took from the show today and I would love to share with you. if you are in a different time zone and have a moment to watch today's episode, I encourage you to curl up with a cup of tea and watch it.
I am so grateful to all of those individuals who responded to my blog entries in the past few days. I have wept silently with gratitude. Please keep sharing your stories with me and with this community. It is so uplifting!!!!
Here are my notes from the show today. I plan to write some more entries on some of these themes but for now, I just want to share and be grateful. Please excuse the typos. I was typing quickly and trying catch everything.
Spirituality is the essence of everything.It is important to grieve yo…

It was good!!!!!! "Soul Purpose is Good"

On my spiritual journey I try to reflect on things that can advance my growth. Today I was on the plane on my journey back from the Soul Purpose jump off event in New York, I was reflecting on what a wonderful event it was. The faces of the women and men were just beautiful and thoughtful and positive. I felt honored to be in their presence. I felt light and warm and comfortable and un-complicated.
In my devotional book the readings for this week are about loving thy neighbor, sabbath and appreciating the things that are good in your life. It is a reflection on the belief that when God created differents elements of the earth he paused and said "It was Good". My devotional encourages us to pause and reflect on the things that are good in our lives; to appreciate them and be grateful for them.
I believe that Soul Purpose is a good thing. I believe that our Soul Purpose community is a good community; I believe that our vision and mission are good ones.
I pray for God's bless…

My only comment on this topic of Warm Spirit

I created my blog to have a place that I can post an update of the things going on with me and document my continuing journey particularly with Soul Purpose. If you look at my postings you will notice that I do not comment negatively about anyone or any organization but I speak the truth as it relates to me. I have tried and maybe it is was foolish not to speak about Warm Spirit ; because the pain is still there for me but I know that what ever I may say can easily be misconstrued and twisted. So speaking about Warm Spirit can be a dangerous thing.
My feelings about my ex business partner and the lack of integrity he displayed in between him and I is not a fight for the general public. I have read however, some comments from a few Warm Spirit consultants, that have finally even through their negativity, shined some light as to why people continued on with Warm Spirit even after I left. I want to take a moment to clear up any misconceptions and then close the book on this discussion; fo…

One step closer to your Soul Purpose!

In 2008, I committed to gratitude and 2009 my theme will be change and hope. 2009 has been shaping up quite nicely. I am struggling to get to the gym but hopeful that I can get in a rhythm soon. My hope is to continue my journey of self improvement and good health practices in this New Year. Making better foof choices is also on the list, but I'm hopeful. :)

2009 is also shaping up nicely for Soul Purpose Lifestyle Company, we have new product announcements, a new enhanced compensation plan, a cruise to the Meditarraean in March and a conference in Las Vegas. Our community is taking shape quite nicely and I am grateful for our accomplishments thus far.
This month my story has been featured in the January 2009 article of Sister2Sister magazine and the responses have been awesome. I am grateful to Jaime Foster Brown and her team at S2S.
This weekend I will be traveling to New York to speak at a Soul Purpose event at the Ripley Studio in New York. I look forward to a wondeful afterno…

A New Year and a New Opportunity

Happy New Year to everyone,
I am filled with overwhelming feelings of hope for this New Year. My prayer is that I will and you will feel hope, joy, peace and prosperity in our lives this year. The world is pregnant with feelings of hope with our new president and we are all hoping for relief from a very draining past 12 months.
This year began with close friends and family, lots of rest, great food and wine and a celebration of the good things in our lives that I am grateful for.
My daughter had a difficult transition back to school this term and it was very painful and draining driving her back. I had to keep telling myself that parenting is not easy and if I can hang in there with this, the reward will be great. Boy it was not easy.
I wish everyone all the best as you embark upon the New Year and I wish you peace and clam when you need it and joy in those un-expected moments.
Much love,
Nadine