How One Person Can Make A Difference

November 19, 2012 · Filed Under Believe In Yourself · Comment 

How can ONE person make a difference?

Too often I hear, “I’m just one person. How can I make a difference?” As I reflected back on October’s awareness of new beginnings, I realized that all of us are invited to BE an Act of One.

During 2012, this universal year of change and transformation, each of us has been given opportunities to review what’s working in our lives and what’s not working. We have many chances to make individual choices… to make a difference.

2012, for some of you, may have seemed chaotic at times. For others it may have felt like the ride of your life. For me clearly it has been a time of inner reflection and “letting go” of some things that weren’t serving me anymore as well as opening up to new possibilities! WooHoo! In my wildest dreams I never could have predicted I would be authoring someone else’s true story!

What does it mean to be an Act of One? It can mean many things. Does it have to be something big? No. An Act of One comes from your heart. It can be your personal vision of how to improve something that you go after in spite of obstacles.

For some of you an Act of One could mean mending fences in relationships. For others it could mean taking a leap of faith and pursuing your heart’s desire without a clue about how you are going to make it happen. Still others might want to reveal their true selves, their authentic selves, every day rather than what others would expect them to be revealing. It varies. The point is to find your own way.

“Let Bruce Tully take you back to a time when America’s
greatness was tested by a bold reach into the heavens. The power
of this story lies in witnessing Tully’s own transformation
from the teenager sitting in the visitor’s gallery of the United
Nations wearing jeans and a varsity jacket into the young man
in a Brooks Brothers’ suit addressing Congress.”

— Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon

“Using his own awareness, strength and perseverance, Dr. Bruce
Tully’s amazing creative adventure gives us a living historical
chronicle which could inspire anyone, or everyone who reads
this book, to a great ACT OF ONE.”

— Suzy Jimerson-Overholt, Editor

Join Bruce on his courageous journey as a gifted high school jock emerging from the “blue collar ghettos” of New Jersey, inspiring each one of us to make a difference and to BE an Act of One.

I Make a Difference!

I want to change some things.
Some are big and others seem small.

How do I go about it?

What if I fail?

I learn to trust my intuition,
the feelings buried in my center, in my gut.

I learn to trust my heart.
I learn to trust what I know is right for me.

I learn to open my heart in LOVE.
I make a choice to BE an Act of One!

I trust the next steps are being revealed.

©2012 Victoria Barna

Make A Difference by Inspiring Greatness


Believe In Yourself, all it takes is an Act of One to make a difference!

New Beginnings… Trusting Whispers from the Heart

October 28, 2012 · Filed Under Believe In Yourself, Whispers From The Heart · Comment 

October is a month of new beginnings.

Has your energy been spiraling upward? I’ve found myself in a whirlwind this month.  I returned from a creative break and the minute October hit spiraling energy has been non-stop.

I took a deep breath and asked myself why. Then I remembered in numerology October is a month of new beginnings. Okay, it makes sense now. I am beginning some new ventures…

As I thought about what’s new in my life I realized that the new book I’ve been writing is being printed and will be ready for the next phase of introduction; a new beginning. I taught two new classes at Storm Wisdom; a new beginning. Clients and friends have shared stories of new relationships and business opportunities; new beginnings.

Being open to new beginnings/opportunities isn’t always an easy thing to allow, is it?

It can be exciting and a little scary at the same time. I find myself often asking lots of questions that stifle my creativity or my fear of the unknown gets in the way.

  • What’s up with my intuition?
  • Why can’t I get a clear answer?

Sound familiar?

When this happens to me I take a few deep breaths to clear my swirling thoughts and doubts. I focus on my heartspace; center and feel the stillness within me. Then I listen within to whispers from my heart. I’m sure you’ve heard them too. This is when clear answers come to me.

Many of you know that I’ve been writing a new book called Act of One with a dear friend and colleague, Bruce Tully.

Act of One Authors Victoria Barna and Bruce Tully

The new Act of One website is almost done and the books have arrived and are ready to inspire each of you. WooHoo!

New Beginnings Act of One Book launchesWe will be introducing our new book at the National Teachers of English Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada – November 15th – 17th, 2012 at the MGM Grand.

Both Bruce & I will be at the Anderson Book Shop vendors booth for book signings on Friday at 3p – 4p on November 16th and Saturday at 9a – 10a on November 17th.

Come on by, we would love to see you!

Remember that the answers you seek are within reach if you trust what is received! As you trust your intuition, those whispers from the heart, new opportunities and new beginnings present themselves to you… Recognize and trust when they arrive — go into the flow!

With Great Love & Light,

Victoria Barna
©2012 & Beyond

p.s. Share with us what new beginnings are happening in your life right now.