What are you doing to have success in your life?
What does that success look like?
Do you believe you deserve it?
Can you see yourself having it?
What's holding you back from that success?
These are important questions to ask yourself if you want to grow. Success comes in many forms and it's up to you to get it. The bottom line is, if you want that success, you've got to do whatever it takes.
The video below is all about success! It's from many of the masters of personal development. Enjoy the 10 minute video and go after your dreams!!
DO YOU WANT TO BE UNSTOPPABLE?
If you want something out of life, you do it by working on yourself first. You are the director of your life and you determine your life and where you are headed. Whatever you have in your life right now is a result of what you have thought you should be, or have. We all deserve more and you have what it takes to get it. But if you don't believe in yourself, it won't happen for you. Yes, it takes courage! Yes, it's Hard!! Yes, you will have to work hard for it!! But It's Worth It!!
You can be UNSTOPPABLE with sheer determination to Win!! Be UNSTOPPABLE and work towards your dreams!!
Obsession is a great tool if used for creating your best life. Obsession is not a bad thing when it's applied to eating good food, exercising daily and learning to be a better friend, better family man/woman and a better teammate. Improving yourself should be an obsession. It is only unhealthy if it is applied in only one area of your life while neglecting others.
Get obsessed with the things that will change your life forever!!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Living within your means is a topic I have not written about, and yet, it's so important. I believe that if my Destiny is to help others get what they want, that includes financial freedom. This past year we have turned our company into an Employee Owned company. The main reason for doing so is to help our employees become owners and share in the wealth. If we all do the right thing for our clients, we will all be rewarded. So, if we share the wealth with our employees and also have a 401k program, is that enough? Maybe?
I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with a Grandmother that survived the Great Depression. She taught me to always save for a rainy day. She taught our family to live within our means and never spend money on things we can't afford. She used to say, "Regardless of what you make you must save some money." "If you want more income you must provide more value to your boss." Those were two great life lessons that I believe everyone should live by. At some point, this positive economic cycle will come to an end and we will need some savings to get through the next recession. Do you have those savings? 2019 will be a strong economic year. Take this advice to the bank and save some money now. If you have credit card debt, start to pay it off. Yes, you will have to make sacrifices to have what you want. Do it now to protect yourself from the downside.
Below is a Great Leadership Video. We are all leaders!! We are in control of our own lives and we must lead ourselves and others to victories. Enjoy the Video!!
It's Gratitude Sunday!! Despite the Blizzard today, we must be grateful. Gratitude is one of the strongest emotions we can have to get us through tough times. Just sit back and think of all the things you are grateful for today. To start with, you woke up! Give thanks for the food and shelter. Give thanks for your mental toughness. Give thanks for your family and friends. Give thanks for all of the blessings you have been given.
You can weather any storm and difficult time if you focus on what you DO have and not on what you DON'T have.
Make the best out of this day and be grateful for the opportunities that come your way.
Enjoy the gratitude video below...
What are you focusing on these days? You feel what you focus on and you get what you focus on. If you focus on fear, you will find it. If you focus on the outcome, you will get it. If you focus on increasing sales through building average ticket, that's just what you'll do. This works in every aspect of your life. You have the power to change your life through focus. The more you understand and train your brain what to focus on, the better your life will be. Do you focus on the past, present or future? Do you focus on debt or savings? Do you focus on being present for your spouse when you have a conversation? Do you focus on what you can control, or what you can't?
The video below from Tony Robbins is one of my favorites!! It's about the Power Of Choice!! We choose to live the life we have through focus and choice. Enjoy the video!!
The video below is titled "Never Give Up". What do those three words mean to you? For us to have what we want, we have to have that inner drive that says, "I Will Never Give Up Until I Achieve My Goal". Change is tough, life it tough, saving is tough, goals are tough, success is tough, relationships are tough etc. For us to have the life we want we must have massive amounts of discipline and a Never Give Up Attitude! The greatest in any field reach that level of performance because they Never Give Up! They find a way to grind through the tough times and Win! Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb on his 1001st try. Walt Disney could not get a loan from a bank to start Disney Land until his 325th attempt. How many times will it take for you to achieve the success you are looking for?
If Happiness = Progress then why do so many give up? We all need to grow and improve, and having that deep hunger to try one more time will help you to Win and to find that Happiness you've always wanted.
NEVER GIVE UP!! Go after those dreams that you deserve!! Do It Now!!!
You have greatness within you! There is no limit to what you can achieve if you do the hard work to get it. As Zig Ziglar says, "You'll get everything you want if you help enough people get what they want." Give that some thought! What could you do enough times to help others? If you're in sales and you did everything you could to satisfy the needs of the client, would you not get what you want? Put the client first and serve them. If you're a leader, put your staff first. Regardless of what you do, if you serve another, you will be rewarded. It also makes you feel great knowing you have helped another.
Quotes from Jim Rohn, the pioneer of Personal Development and Mentor to Tony Robbins:
How do you make something your identity? Anything that you attach "I AM" to, with enough emotional intensity you will become. That's right! If you tell yourself over and over again negative words or thoughts like, I AM Lazy, you will become that. But it also works in the reverse. So be careful what words you attach to "I AM" These are called affirmations, or, with enough energy and body movement, they are called incantations. You can become anything you want to be and have whatever you desire if you put in the time. Do the work and enjoy the outcome!
Below are a number of positive "I AM's". Use what you like and add to the list the preferred emotions you would like to become.
I AM LOVE!!!
I AM GRATEFUL!!!
I AM BLESSED!!!
I AM HEALTHY!!!
I AM ABUNDANT!!!
I AM YOUNG
I AM A WARRIOR
I AM LIMITLESS
I AM COURAGEOUS
I AM COMMITTED
I AM STRONG
I AM SUCCESSFUL
I AM POWERFUL
I AM CREATIVE
I AM ABUNDANT
I AM A ACHIEVER
I AM RICH
I AM FOCUSED
I AM DETERMINED
I AM HEALTHY
I AM WEALTHY
I AM BLESSED
I AM CONNECTED
Enjoy the video below and have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
I'm checking in to see how you're doing with your goal(s) for 2019? Did you start them? What's holding you back? If you did start them, how are you doing? Are you fired up everyday to have what you deserve? Have you visualized yourself achieving this goal? Can you see yourself there on the beach? Driving that wonderful new car? Losing that 30 lbs? What do you see?
I really want you to have and accomplish those goals. But most importantly, you have to want your goals. It takes a lot of discipline, courage, motivation, determination and responsibility to have what you want. I'm telling you right now that you deserve to have it all. Never give up on your dreams. Go take responsibility for your life by doing the hard work. Do it today!! Do it for your purpose!!! Do it for your family!! Most important, do it for you!!! You've got this!!!
Take Action Now!!!
Take Responsibility For Our Actions
Take Responsibility For Our Finances
Take Responsibility For Our Thoughts
Take Responsibility For Our Work Ethic
Take Responsibility For Our Relationships
Take Responsibility For Our Health
Take Responsibility For Our Goals
Take Responsibility For Our Habits
Take Responsibility For Our Feelings
Do you know your personal "Why"? Do you know the Why of your business or the place you work? I believe we all need to know our Why! It's our guide to true north. I came upon this video below this morning and I just could not pass it up. It's a great reminder of why we need a Why. We all have to have a purpose to get up in the morning and we need to know why we do what we do at work. It all has to be for a greater good than just making money.
Our company's Why is "Improving the quality of people's lives by making amazing rooms together." This Why works for every department in our company. Our What is "Selling Furniture, Mattresses and Appliances at the Best Values." By getting everyone on the same page of serving our clients through a Why that works for everyone, we help our clients and teammates. It also breaks down the walls within a company that sometimes can put on blinders, thinking we are either a sales organization OR a distribution company, clearly we're both.
I have written about this subject a few times so I'm sure you know your Why by now. But if you don't, let this be your reminder to come up with your own Why for your life or business.
I'll leave you with a quote from Simon Sinek "It's not just What or How you do things that matter; what matters more is that What and How you do things is consistent with your Why."
It's Gratitude Sunday!!! So what are you grateful at this very moment? What have you been grateful for this week? Like many other habits and rituals, being grateful each and every day is key to a happier life. So, take the time to reflect on all your blessings and create a habit of doing so every day.
Not only will you feel better about life, but you may see yourself receiving more when you are grateful for what you do have.
Have A Spectacular Day and Stay Grateful Throughout The Day!!
Enjoy the Gratitude Video below:
I was asked the other day how I can get someone to their full potential. Great question, right? Well, the truth of the matter is no one can drive or push someone to their full potential. That's up to them. For example: Let's just say that your guardian angel came down from the heavens for a little chat about your potential. She told you in great detail what you were capable of doing and what your true potential was. It absolutely blew you away to the point that you doubted what she was saying. You looked at her and said, 'are you sure'? She replied, YES!! Then she said, "What Are You Going To Do About It?"
You see, even if you had the great fortune of having a guardian angel come down from heaven and tell you how much better you could be, you still have to do the work!! There are no shortcuts in life! You have to dream big, stay committed to that dream, believe that it's possible and then go execute the plan. In other words, do the work!! Regardless of your job, you have to love it. You also have to grow and want more each and every day.
You Can Do It!! Reach for the top and go after your full potential. If you get there, give me a call and we can talk.
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
We have covered six of the top eight parts of someone's life. You may want them in a different order, but this is how I see it:
Health, Love, Family, Work, Friendship, Learning and now Wealth.
For most of us, we see wealth as having a whole ton of money with lots of freedom to do anything we want. To others, wealth means a lot of headaches and too much to worry about. Well, that may be true if that's how you see it. I would like you to look at wealth or being wealthy like this; it's a state of mind and not the state of your bank balance or assets. So, focus on becoming wealthy, not rich.
Aim to wake up every morning and do the simple things like eating well, exercising, spending quality time with your family, learning, meditating, preparing for a great day at work or being grateful. Being wealthy, to me, is living all eight parts of your life to their fullest. We will all have an abundant life if we have our Health, Love, Family, Work, Friendship and Learning. Living a complete and happy life is your wealth. But, here is the magic, when you invest in yourself you start to attract good things and good people to you. These often come with great opportunities to work and invest in new ideas that fire you up to make more money. It all works together to have the life you desire.
So, build your wealth by starting on you and then master all areas of your life to fulfill all of your dreams.
Below is a video from my favorite athlete. Tom Brady is a class act guy. He lives every area of these eight parts of life and is very wealthy. I had the privilege to meet him last year and he is everything this video shows him to be. Watch now and be inspired for the rest of your day!!
As we continue through the eight steps to a better life, we will focus on learning. For us to have a better life it must include building your mind and improving through learning. The world isn't going to get any easier, so we must get better! My main reason for writing these emails and to search each and every day for the right video, is for you. If I can change just one life, I'll have won!! But, I won't stop there. I want everyone to see what their true potential is and go for it. For you to do that you will have to work on it. No, it will not be easy, but it will be worth it for you. Do the work and prepare for greatness through change.
The video below is about Determination! You will have to have a lot of Determination to improve, learn, grow and to live out your purpose in life. No one really wants to live in mediocrity, they just don't want to put in the work to improve. I'm telling you straight out, do the work and become the person you have always dreamed you could become. Start today!! Don't wait another minute or procrastinate on this opportunity to change your life.
One of the eight parts of a complete life is Friendship. Within the last 10 years I have surrounded myself with spectacular people that I now call my friends and my Chosen Family. I love them all! We are all like minded people that share the same interests and we like to have fun, learn and grow together. My Chosen Family also helps each other as we encourage them to be their best. We celebrate the Victories in their lives with no Judgement or Jealousy. We are Family and we feed off of each other to be our best.
Tony Robbins coined the phrase, "Proximity Is Power". What he means by that is we become the people we hang around with. If you want to live a clean lifestyle, you have to hang out with people that eat well, don't smoke and stay away from alcohol. If you want to become more successful, you hang out with people that are smarter than you and love success. If you love to hunt and fish, you hang out with hunters and fishermen. If you love to do charity work and help others, you'll hang out with the same like minded people. I think you get the drift. But what happens if you want to grow and the friends around you get jealous and try to bring you back to their level? This is where you have to be disciplined and find some new friends. You can never be higher or better than the best friend you have.
An essential part of every human is friendship. We thrive for connection. All I'm saying is pick your friends wisely. The old saying goes, "You can't pick your family but you can pick your friends." If you want to grow and be the best that you can be, chose the friends that will encourage you to be your best!!!
Enjoy the video below. The video talks about the importance of friendship.
I have always thought of work as a gift. I also compare the way we live today to just a hundred years ago. We truly are blessed to live in these times. We can work as much as we want and for that work we are able to shop for anything we desire. Right down to never leaving our house. A hundred years ago, it was survival at its best. 96% of Americans were self reliant and had to work every day to put food on the table.
So why is it that so many don't like their jobs? I believe it's all about choosing to love your work. Regardless of what you do, you have to have a purpose. Our company's purpose is "Improving the quality of people's lives by making amazing rooms together." Each of our employees can also have a purpose to serve our clients through their own purpose. Each purpose aligns with the another. From sales, delivery, customer care, prep, cleaning, management etc. We all work towards one goal of serving our clients and living our why.
If you learn to love your job and focus on the difference that our products or services make on society you will grow and flourish. We also have to have empathy for our clients. Value the privilege to serve them from the heart and never take them for granted. My father taught me long ago to see it through the eyes of the client and how hard they have to work to save the money to buy our products.
Work is a gift and we must be grateful for the opportunity. If you take this approach to work, the sky is the limit. Master your job and do the best you can by learning and evolving. Ask yourself "Can I do this job better?", "What can I do to provide more value?". Jim Rohn always said, "You don't get paid for your time you get paid for your value." The more value you put on the table, the higher your pay. There is no limit to your potential. See yourself growing and prospering in your career.
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
One of the most important parts of my life is family. We are blessed to have a wonderful family that supports each other and drives each other to new levels. Family, to me, doesn't have to be blood. I have surrounded myself with friends that I now call family. So whether you have a strong family bond with your own or through friends, it's a very important part of your life to become fully enriched.
In this modern day world we need to stay focused on family, and one of the ways to build a better family is by being present. We have too many distractions these days with cell phones, the web, social media and TV. For all of us to have a strong bond with our family we need to put those things down and focus on how your spouse/partner, kids and family members are feeling. To be present we have to listen and give our full attention. Be connected and stay calm in all situations for the full impact of a one-on-one conversation. All of this helps to build trust and to show you care and love one another.
Other ways to help foster your relationship with family members:
- Do you call your Parents and check-in to see how they're doing?
- Have you forgiven those that have hurt you?
- Are you fun to be around or do you show up stressed out when you get home?
- Do you support your family in their pursuit of their passions?
- Do you play with your kids or read to them at night?
- Do you learn and grow together?
- Do you celebrate the wins within your family?
- Do you create long lasting goals that support the family?
- Do you have family dinners together without cell phones at the table?
- Are you loving each member of your family unconditionally?
- Are you spiritually connected through your chosen form of religion or spirituality?
There are so many different ways to improve the quality of a relationship with a family member. Start with just being present and caring for another in a way that goes deep. Sometimes that takes working on yourself first. That's why Love comes before family in the circle of life.
Enjoy your family time and have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Great Gratitude Sunday,
As we woke up this morning did we Thank God for another day? Were we grateful for the bed we slept in? How about those pillows and sheets? Ok, if not those, were we grateful for the lights and bathroom? I give these simple examples for a reason. Some of the most basic things that we have we take for granted. For us in the United States, we are all among the top 1% of the richest people in the world. We have so much and yet, sometimes, we take it for granted. On this beautiful Gratitude Sunday, let's give thanks to everything around us as we turn it on and open the doors to whatever it is we want. We are all so blessed!!
Enjoy this short video below and have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
We live in an era where success has less to do with how much we know and much more to do with how well we manage our personal life and our energy levels. As I talked about two days ago, there are 8 parts to living a well balanced life and to living each part to its fullest potential. The first was Health; without health you don't have much of a life. The second is Love; and not just to love another, but to first love you. Relationships are hard enough as we have all witnessed. But to be in love with another starts with you. If you don't love yourself, you are incapable of loving someone else. You love yourself by working on yourself as a person. By eating well, exercising, relaxing, pursuing hobbies you enjoy, loving your job and loving how you look. It all starts with just being happy with who you are and the beauty within yourself.
The video below is from Louise Hay. She will take you on a ten minute journey on how to love yourself. Once you understand and love yourself, you will be ready for the ultimate relationship. If you are in a relationship and you want it to be better, work on you first. Yes, you heard correctly. Become the person you want to be and love yourself enough for your partner to see a change. With your change will come change from another.
Believe that you have the potential of having the ultimate love in your life. To do so, it takes work starting with you. Once you have found that love we must continue to feed that love daily just as we nourish our bodies.
Here's to loving yourself and to the love of your life!!!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Can we all agree that if you don't have your health you don't have much of a life? Every part of your life relies on you having good health. Without good health you cannot climb higher in all other aspects of your life. The more energy you have the more you will get done. There are four areas of health I like to focus on, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. All four create a balanced life so that you can enjoy your family, work, and friends. All four of these layers of health are important. If you are physically fit, but are a basket case in your mind you'll have issues.
So, if you want all four of these layers of health firing on all cylinders, you need to work on them. They don't come automatically just because you want them. Set up the four quadrants of success and make a plan to improve your health.
1. Goal to improve health: eat better, quit smoking, exercise, read, meditate, positive thinking etc. Know your true Potential in these areas and go for it!
2. Action plan on how your going to quit smoking, eat better, read, etc
3. See your Results. If at first you don't see success, go back to your commitment level and action plan. That's where you will find the answers.
4. Beliefs will change with success and higher energy levels. I haven't met a single person that wasn't gleaming from ear to ear after losing 30-50 lbs. You should be proud of yourself when you have success in any area of your life.
So, start today and write some goals for better health. You will be more than happy that you did and every part of your life will as well.
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
What is your true potential? The video below is where it all started for me and my understanding of my true potential. The video will take you through four steps.
If happiness=progress, we should all try to live up to our true potential in everything we do. I have 8 core areas of my life that I work on throughout the year. I will cover those in the next two weeks. Within all 8 of these areas lies the opportunity to improve and grow to my full potential. The beauty of these 8 areas of your life is we always have room to grow and improve.
8 Core Areas:
Enjoy the video and think about what you can improve on and how you can live up to your true potential.
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Everyday we make choices..... Those choices create the life we are living. We make those choices from our beliefs and environment and the people we invest the most time with. Choose your voices that influence you very carefully. Learn to listen not only to the words but the body and soul. Seek to understand before giving opinions or advice. Wisdom is not just knowing what to say it's also knowing when not to say anything at all. Stop and think without judgement and seek out understanding and compassion. Sometimes that understanding applies to ourselves.
The Power of Choice!!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Jim Rohn said "We don't get what we want. We get what we deserve"
To get what you deserve takes a lot of Self Discipline and that comes from you and when you decide to be disciplined. When you make a decision to go after your DREAMS AND GOALS or to be BETTER AND DO MORE, Self Discipline helps you get things done and to be more Successful. It's all about choices. You will get results with Self Discipline.
What Dreams or Goals are awaiting you? Take Action now to have what you want and to be who you want.
Enjoy this powerful video below!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Are personal development messages permanent? No, but neither is eating or bathing. We need motivational messages because we have hundreds of de-motivating pieces of information coming at us every day of our lives. That's why it's important to listen or read 30 minutes a day of inspiring messages. Feeding your mind is the best thing you can do to live a productive and happy life.
Be careful of the information that goes into those two ears. You wouldn't allow someone to come into your home and dump a pail of garbage in your living room, right? But yet we allow people to dump negative information into us. Control what comes into your mind. Sometimes I have to personally tell someone to leave my office because they are sucking the positive energy out of me. We do have a choice as to whether or not we want to listen to negative talk. Walk away from negative information and be honest with someone if they are negative.
As we head off into our day, think of this quote from Zig Ziglar, "Positive thinking won't let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
Keep it Positive and have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Enjoy this highly motivating video from many of the greats!!
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