The Ultimate Business Mentor and The Multiplier Effect


Last year around this time, I was no where near here. I was home in the USA busy planting a garden. Today, I find myself a VIP in Dubai, UAE. How did I come to be the unstoppable go-getter who finds a way to make business happen and saves the client a million dollar in the process?

The answer will surprise you, but you must read to the end in order to fully comprehend.

Sure I have business degrees, experience, etc. Then again most consultants do.  What I did differently, is that I planted a garden and watched life grow. I learned first hand from natural intelligence at work. From a single seed came flowers, bees, birds, butterflies and trees. A whole new rich world–the multiplier effect.

My garden was the ultimate mentor who taught me some of the most valuable business lessons and ethics. There is universal intelligence at work at all times. Gardening helped me tap into this intelligence.

Five months ago, I was hired by a well-established US firm in order to assist in setting up a Dubai branch. I stayed at the Marriott with the rest of the company’s team. Then I found out that the company was paying a staggering $536 per night for each employee.  I took it upon myself to negotiate a better rate. During one of my meetings with the Marriott sales Manager, who happened to be from Syria, I found myself talking to him in my native tongue (Arabic). What came out of my mouth surprised even myself.  That was a defining moment where I stroke the right cord to produce a great melody. The Manager who originally thought I was American, felt that I could relate to the core of his culture and the wisdom of his ancestors. We were no longer two people from two different worlds sitting across the table negotiating a discount. The next morning, he called me to tell me that he woke up in the middle of the night thinking about what I said. “Where did you learn such wisdom? Very few people in Syria can articulate this kind of Arabic”, he said. I told him that I owe it to my mother and my garden–two deeply nurturing livings.  From then on, he bent backwards to provide outstanding service to the company’s employees, he helped me establish a corporate account for the US firm, and lowered the rate from the starting point of $536 to only $164 per night–a 69% discount! Multiply that by an average of 10 employees and project it over a year…You get the picture.

So, if you want to grow your business, don’t just go about your business.

Become unstoppable and unforgettable.

And most of all, believe…Belief can move mountains and build empires.

And always remember,

you are more powerful than you think.

The Answer to Life’s Bewildering Questions

Jim Carrey delivers one of THE most COMPELLING and moving speeches which will answer your most bewildering life’s dilemmas. His poignant words will make you laugh, cry, and leave you deeply inspired:
Watching this speech is one of the most important things you will do today. You are guaranteed to be moved and inspired.
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From Monia Swaans, M.B.A. It’s all about FAITH

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“Every blade of grass has an angel leaning over it whispering ‘Grow, Grow, Grow…'”

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How to Achieve

Today’s affirmation:
How to Achieve

This is affirmation number 71 in my book of affirmations that I’ve been writing. Whatever you repeat to yourself daily, whatever you believe you become. My upcoming book is a must have if you are serious about guiding your future, and feeding your conscious and subconscious minds with utmost positive power.

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.” – Napoleon Hill.

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By Monia Swaans, Committed to being positive and empowering YOU to make the quantum leap of your life.

With love, belief, and faith.
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How to Strengthen Your Love Relationships Throughout 2014 and Beyond - Monia Swaans published article
I am excited to share the following article I wrote which was published in the paper this last December. Use this heart-warming story throughout the year to strengthen the ties between you and your lover, your kids, your mother, etc. Use the idea for birthdays, anniversaries, any special occasion, or just because…Here’s the story as it was published:

Few weeks ago, while I was cleaning up my son’s room, I ran into a scroll carefully wrapped in a familiar-looking satin purple ribbon with the word “Serendipity” repeatedly imprinted in gold letters on it. The beautiful sight of the scroll among my son’s cherished memorabilia, he collected over the years, was like air gently blown into the flute of my soul.
When I carefully untied the ribbon, I found not one, but three hand-written letters neatly set, like cherished treasures, one inside the other. While I stared down at the letters, I felt warm loving emotions twirl within my heart.

Three years ago, I started a new tradition. Each Christmas, I took the time to reflect upon the departing year and hand-write a letter to each of my two kids in order to tell them what I appreciate about them and highlight their virtues. Every word I wrote in the letter came from my heart with the purpose of bringing out the best in my son and daughter. I considered it a nice stepping stone to transition into the New Year. It was the closing note of a departing year’s melody and an opening one to a brand-new beautiful symphony—the gift of love that I gave of myself to them. - Christmas Letter from Mother to Child

Few days later, I walked into my daughter’s room to see the cutest little girl’s face smiling at me from a picture sitting on the desk. I smiled back and grabbed the photo. Once again, I saw my hand-written Christmas letters neatly stacked on my daughter’s desk beneath her favorite childhood picture with the now familiar “Serendipity” ribbon carefully folded and laid upon them. Although my daughter has long been gone to college and has been living in a different town, the message she left behind shined as brightly as the beautiful sun and filled me with a tender and loving feeling. I could almost hear her softly whisper in my ear, “These are the memories I treasure, Mom”.

Three years later, all of the previous Christmas gifts have faded in the background. Long after the toys have broken, the clothes have gone out of style and no longer fit my kids, the three letters are still intact with “Serendipity” imprinted all over them. It’s amazing how karma never ceases to circle back. You never give without receiving. In fact, I’ve come to understand over the years that giving and receiving are embedded in each other. You can’t have one without the other.
So this holiday season, I invite you to give of yourself, for this is the truest form of giving. The gift of love and care is always well-fitted and well-fitting. It mends and strengthens relationships, and makes everyone’s heart sing. The cherry on the top, love is always in style.
May the gift of love fill your hearts and your home, and remain ever-present all year long.

Monia Swaans,
With all my love.

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Rose Petals Upon Your Bed

rose petals upon your bed

Let your words be rose petals you spread ahead on your bed,
upon which you’d gladly rest your head when night falls.
For sooner or later, you return home and sleep
in your own bed upon your words’ rosy spread.

Please read until the end to get the full message.

Yesterday, I wrote and posted on my website an article about being positivity itself. It is titled “One Secret of Winning the Game of Life“. In case you missed it, you may read it here:
Today, I decided to upload an angel’s picture to go with that article. While I was at my computer, my husband called me in distress to tell me that the health insurance company did not approve his surgery which was scheduled to happen the following day. I listened to him while gazing in empty space; however, the moment I opened my mouth, and before uttering a single word, the message came to focus before my eyes clearly spelled out for me in black on white. The words I wrote in my article the day before jumped right back at me from my computer screen: “be a PLUS sign”. These positive words were the vision of rose petals I, unknowingly, gently spread upon my bed the day ahead.

Amazing how it’s a closed circle where you eat the fruits of your own words! Off course, I read these very same words to him while smiling at the remarkable timing of it all and the, not coincidence, but divine intervention.

Yes, I expect a divine intervention all the way.
I close my eyes, take a deep breath, fill my heart with faith,
and see the vibrations of pure white light.
I trust that everything will turn out all right.

As I find myself rolling in my own words I wrote the day before, am I ever glad they had the touch of silk upon my soul, just in time when I needed a soft stroke of a feather. I am thankful for the gentle voice who instructed me to write the message to “be a PLUS sign”. Perhaps that higher voice knew what stepping stone I shall need ahead and instructed me to lay it so I can safely return home. Or may be I’m supposed to be the angel to my husband’s situation and diffuse all negative energy. But I’d gladly breathe the air of my own rose petals.


Monia Swaans,
Inspiring all of you to “be a PLUS sign”, and practicing the same.
rose petals


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One Secret of Winning the Game of Life - Angels

One secret of winning the game of life, is to practice being positivity itself. Remember what makes the world go round. The nucleus of the atom – the heart- is positive. Without this fact the world, as we know it, would cease to exist.
Change your “default” settings to being a plus sign. Practice this and watch miracles unfold in your life. Angels are positivity itself. When present, they diffuse negativity and bring about miraculous outcomes. You are in control of your thinking and feelings. Take control and choose to be a PLUS sign.


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Committed to sharing with YOU the secrets of life ❤

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