Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Secret to success and happiness!

've been hearing a lot about a book recently. It's called "The Secret" and I believe it was first made popular by Oprah Winfrey and her book club. I seem to remember my personal assistant LoriDawn and my professional organizer (LoriDawn's sister) Lisa mentioning it to me before. They are both amazing chicks so I am down to take a look at anything that they recommend. For whatever reason, I forgot about "The Secret" until I met this awesome girl named Tian Kitchen. You may remember her from the hit TV show called The Amazing Race. I was fortunate enough to get introduced to her at an event that we all hosted with my stylist/friend Matthew Fashion. We were celebrity judges to help select the new faces of a clothing line called Elate Wear. Anyway, Tian, Matthew, my dog Gucci, and I were all in a car headed back to our hotel to get changed for the evening's festivities and she started gushing about "The Secret". This girl seemed to have it all! She was telling me about her upcoming wedding (which she was nice enough to invite me to and I'm going! Woohoo!) in which Cirque du Soleil will be performing and she is going to be marrying the man of her dreams. This girl was beautiful and dressed to the nines... she was wearing the coolest boots, clothes, everything. But what struck me most was that she seemed to be a beacon of happiness and inner beauty. And she went on and on about "The Secret" and how it had changed her life. As I mentioned, she is getting married to a really nice guy, just booked another reality show, her father bought her the car that she wanted without her even asking him to, long lost friends that she had been missing were running into her at strange places, etc. I was having a rough week and had some really crappy things happen to me the day before this event... including that gig that I had in San Diego totally screwing me and my fans over by advertising me as being there and never coming thru with my booking fee as they had promised. I was really counting on that money... and looking forward to meeting a bunch of my San Diego fans so I was kind of upset about all of that. However, Tian gave me some hope about turning my bad luck around. I ended up having a great time at the event and I feel that I have made a lifelong friend in Tian.


The thing that is strange is that "The Secret" talks about positive thinking and how you can literally will stuff to happen via positive thinking and the law of attraction. Well... a few days before my meeting Tian, I thought to myself on my way to the store that I wanted to finally buy that Secret book that everyone was talking about. I hoped to myself that they would have it at Costco because I was going to be shopping there and it would be convenient for me to pick it up then. As I was walking up the aisle, there it was, right on the edge of the aisle where I could not miss it... like a neon flashing sign. I remember thinking to myself that maybe this positive thinking stuff does work after all. I must have willed that book to appear before me and IT DID... AMAZING! :)

All of this reminds me a bit of my first experience with the power of your mind and thoughts when I bought and blogged about a water company called Aqua Mantra. To recap, I purchased the water after it came highly recommended by the guy working the counter. So instead of picking up what I usually buy (Fiji), I opted for this special water instead. There were several choices, I Am Healthy, I Am Loved, or I Am Lucky and after pondering my options for a little bit, I decided on purchasing the "I Am Lucky" version. I sat by myself and drank the water while thinking to myself that I was lucky as I took each swig.



And as crazy as this all sounds, it worked right away! I came home and checked my email and magically there were all these promising booking request leads along with a few long lost friends that had contacted me. I thought it was so cool that I just absolutely had to share it all with you guys. And while blogging... I asked the universe to hook me up with a spokesmodel job because I was doing all of this PR to help out some total strangers because I happened to believe in their product. And crazy enough, the owner of Aqua Mantra happened across my blog a few months later during a search on google and contacted me via email. They ended up giving me a few cases of their water to thank me for writing about them. And I still drink their water to this day. So have you guys all started believing in the power of positive thinking yet?




After all of these fabulous experiences I've been having, I wanted to let you all know that I have OFFICIALLY begun practicing "The Secret" way of life. So when I start blowing up (mark my words)... you will know why and can start trying all of this yourself.

It's about friggin' time for me to change my way of thinking! It's going to be a hard path for me, but I am up for the challenge. I was always so optimistic as a child and my parents seemed to always kill my optimism. Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking them. I am blessed to come from a really great upbringing. It's just that they were definitely a lot more cautious about everything and I'm sure they were just looking out for my best interest. I think somewhere along the way, after dealing with many of life's pitfalls in conjunction with listening to them, I changed my way of thinking. I became more negative and started looking for ways that people could be screwing me over because in the past, it always seemed like everyone was. I even called my way of thinking "realistic" and considered myself to be a "realist". I didn't label myself an optimist or a pessimist but looking back, I think I was putting a lot of negative energy out there which in turn attracted a lot of negative stuff towards me. Well... I'm happy to announce that all of that has changed! Brace yourself for the new me people because it is ON! :)




After listening to my audio book version of The Secret, I feel as if I even need to change many things about myself starting with my myspace profile. I think I did a really good job at writing it but I feel as if I may be attracting negative people to me by some of the stuff I am saying. And I definitely do not want to be doing that. Read the book, listen to the audio book (available on iTunes), or watch the DVD and you will see what I am talking about. I have everything but the DVD so I'm willing that to come to me now. I know I will have it soon. And be forewarned that I am revamping my profile and website to reflect the NEW me! :)

And because I don't want to keep all of this to myself I'd like to share with you a few things that may help you in your everyday life. Here are some links to help you visualize and put yourself in a great mood each and every day. At Tian's suggestion, I am watching them every morning and it just puts me in the best mood ever! I get chills down my spine when I watch it. I sure hope that you enjoy them as much as I do...

http://thesecret.tv/secret-to-you/

http://thesecret.tv/secret-to-riches/

I'm really looking forward to reading all of your positive comments about my new journey. I'd love to hear if you are following The Secret way of life, or if you plan on taking any of this to heart. I always love hearing from you guys! You guys rock! Now let's all go out and kick ass and buy the world and sell it back at a profit. It's all a part of OUR plan for world domination, baby! Let's do it! Keep me posted on your success! Much love everyone! :)

XoXoX,
Bobbi Billard

P.S. Make sure you add all of my cool friends that I mentioned in this blog because I just know that you will love them as much as I do. And drop them a line to let them know that I sent you. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Facebook Sucks!

As many of you already know, I have had some bumps along the way with my Facebook account. I've been deleted several times and no one at their customer service department can seem to tell me what I did wrong.

I think my first strike was when I was just learning the Facebook ropes and was adding people to get my page going. I remember being a newbie and not knowing how stuff worked so I'd come across a message that said "be careful, you are going to hit a wall" or something like that when I was adding people. While I thought it was strange, I kept on going to "hit the wall" or find out what the hell it meant. What can I say, I was intrigued and I did not know that they will lock you out of your account if you add too many people in one day. I guess that saying is right... curiousity definitely killed this cat. So lesson learned there and that was my very first strike on my account... Ooooh I am such a bad girl, trying to make too many friends on Facebook. Tsk tsk!

The next few times I got deleted, I have no friggin' clue what I did but I managed to get my profile back thanks in part to an email campaign from you guys. And while I am on the subject, I just wanted to say thanks for always being in my corner! You guys are awesome!

The last time I got deleted, they gave me an excuse that someone had given me moderator privledges in a group and someone posted an image that violated the terms of service. With my busy schedule, I didn't pay attention to the fact that someone had uploaded something or even made me a moderator in the first place. I thought that was pretty lame but I could not get the customer service rep to remove the strike from my account. At that time, she threatened me that if I had any more strikes against my account, then they would get rid of me for good. I braced myself for them making up another reason to kick me off and started walking on eggshells so that I could attempt to keep my profile. I was hoping they might leave me alone once and for all. After having my profiles on sites like MySpace and CherryTap, I should know what the terms of service rules are. I'm not an idiot, for the most part, I know what not to post. I kept on following the rules until yesterday I got a message from one of my friends that my Facebook account was down again. Sure enough, he was right (special thanks James for giving me the heads up). They had in fact deleted me again. I can't say I was surprised although quite some time had gone by without any problems from them.

So here is the deal... I guess I shouldn't want to stay as it is obvious that I'm not welcome but the point is, I had almost 6000 friends on there. I spent a bunch of time approving all those people one by one (they don't have the approve 10 at a time feature like myspace does) and then clicked the boxes to signify where I knew the person from. And you know what... it's not fair so I'm going to stand up for myself.

Which leads me to this... I'm asking you to help me out if you wouldn't mind. Can you please write a letter to Facebook and back me up here? I'd really appreciate it. Here's the email address to send your complaints to.

appeals-comment@facebook.com

Threaten to delete your account, tell them you will never join, just let them have it in general. Here's a sample letter that you can copy (ctrl+c or apple+c) and paste (ctrl+v or apple+v) if you are lazy...

Subject: Bring back Bobbi Billard!

You deleted Bobbi Billard off of Facebook. Please immediately reinstate her account!

Sincerely,

I'm getting sick of these power tripper sites that like to fuck with the models on there. I don't get why they don't understand that we have the power to help their sites, not hinder them. I meant no harm and I miss being able to correspond with you guys on there.

Anyway, thanks again for hearing me out and I appreciate all of you guys' support. Love you guys! Mwaa!

XoXoX,
BB

UPDATE: They reinstated my account! Thanks you guys! Unfortunately, they are saying the same thing that they told me last time... that this is my final warning blah blah blah. I'm going to duke it out with the customer service rep and tell him why my strikes should be removed and explain that I shouldn't even have any strikes in the first place. I got an A in debate... bring it motherfucker! I'm not going to take this shit because I know I didn't do anything wrong. Plus, I need all the room for error I can get since the customer service reps seem to give you a strike and close down your account for no reason, ya know? Anyway... I will keep you guys posted and once again... THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love you guys! Mwaa!