Ask yourself these questions:
-Why do you do what you do?
-What drives you?
-What is the reason you wake up every day and do what you do?
-Is it for yourself or is for the people who need you?
-What lights a fire within you?
You can also have more, do more and be more. You know this, right??
Fight for your purpose!! Fight for the dreams you have and never stop!! We can all be more if we drive ourselves by living our purpose.
Your Purpose, Your Why, What is it? We all need a reason to get up every day. Find that purpose and write it down. Carry it with you and look at it every day. It will help you decide to fight harder every day for what it is.
We all have the ability to be more!
It's all within your Purpose or Why!
Please watch this video and seek to be your Best Today and Every Day!!!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
Spring is right around the corner. Let's work on getting rid of the Winter Blues through the Power Of Choice. I've seen a lot of sad faces lately and also a number of people that are angry inside. Remember the good and appreciate the present. We all have the Power To Be Grateful and that always helps. Great days are here if you believe they should be great.
Power Of Choice:
We have a choice each and every day to follow our routine or habit.
We have a choice to be Grateful.
We have a choice to Workout.
We have a choice to be nice to another human.
We have a choice to give it our best.
We have a choice to love and care for our spouses and children.
We have a choice to think the way we think.
We have a choice to eat what we do.
We have a choice to follow-up with our clients.
We have a choice to be happy.
We have a choice to be passionate.
We have a choice to set a daily goal.
We have a choice to do our incantations.
We have a choice to be proactive.
We have a choice to learn.
We have a choice to listen and be present.
We have so many choices to make each and every day. Good or bad, loving or hating, productive or unproductive, positive or negative, etc......
Enjoy the video and have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
I have been known for my frugal ways. Since I had my first full time job at 12, I saved every dime and only spent my tip money. Back in those days, that wasn't much. Learning how to save does take practice. You have to learn to say no to habits like Starbucks, eating out for lunch or even going out to the bar for drinks. If you set a goal to save money for a rainy day, you have to give up some things. There's nothing wrong with brown bagging it. I still eat cheaply, mow my own lawn, blow out my long driveway, etc. If you're reading this, try to live within your means. If you try hard enough, you can save money for a rainy day.
Another good habit to get into, is to live life as if there is no one that will save you from financial disaster. If you are counting on a parent, cousin, rich uncle or the government to save the day, you may get disappointed at some point. Take full responsibility for your own financial freedom and live as if there is no one that will save the day.
Get creative or resourceful if you have to and work extra hours or even a part time job to save for the future. Whatever you make in the extra job must be saved and not spent.
There are many creative ways to save money but it takes Action!!! Who knows, it may come down to you giving up a bad habit like smoking. In the end, your bank account will look better and your heart and lungs will love you for it.
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!!
"Tony Robbins Shares 7 Steps to Financial Freedom" Video Is Below:
I don't follow this up and coming superstar in the personal development world too often but Brendon Barchard is truly fantastic. I came across this 11 minute video that I believe you will love. I will let the video do all the talking this time. The video is about Raising Your Standards! Tony Robbins always says that if you want to change your life, you Must Raise Your Standards. Raising your standards all comes from the eyes of the beholder. What Standards Must You Raise?
These are the 5 Standards that Brendon Believes you must improve to have a Better Life:
1. Health- Improve your health and becoming happier and more energized and effective happens almost automatically. Raise your standards on how much sleep you get and how well you eat and take care of your body.
2. Focus- Get more focused on what you desire in this hour, this day, this life. Bring your awareness to this moment and what you want to be doing and experiencing now.
3. Boldness/Courage- Where you are in life right now is a direct reflection of how bold you've been up to this point. How boldly do you share yourself, your ideas, your needs and dreams with the world?
4. Joy- Do you expect that you're going to have fun today and in life? Better yet, do you demand of yourself to be the person who brings the joy, who has fun and helps others have fun no matter what? Joy is a choice!
5. Kindness- People are so driven and distracted that they've often lost the awareness to be kind to others. They might call themselves compassionate, but they are not kind. Kindness is compassion activated - you actually show you care through your actions. Raising your standards here will help you reach higher levels of happiness, service, and humanity.
Happy Motivational Monday!!!!
I hope I find you Inspired and Fired Up for another Spectacular Week!!
Today, I would like to talk about Never Giving Up!! Whether it's a goal you're seeking or just going through a tough time, you have to push through. We all go through rough times in our life where we doubt ourselves and some of the decisions we have made. Let me tell you, that's life. As Tony Robbins says "Life Happens For Us and Not To Us." We all have to learn from our failures and pick ourselves up and keep going. The bottom line is, we can Never Give Up!! We all have a brain that was built to survive and we have to utilize that gift. So, what are you going to do to get back on track? What are you going to do to get Motivated and Have An Outstanding Week?
Today is the day!! It's the first day of the rest of your life. Let's get it together and go after those dreams. Let's review our Action Plan, Commitment To Your Dream, Belief That It's Possible and Never Give Up!!!
The video below is Powerful Training for your Mind. Watch it!! Learn From It!! Believe!!!
Happy Gratitude Sunday!
What are you most grateful for, this very minute? What are you grateful for this week? Gratitude, like most things, has to be practiced to really get the full benefit. From thinking about gratitude on an hourly basis to just feeling alive and well, you have so much to be Thankful for.
Yesterday, I wrote about Loving What You Do and Mastering any job you are blessed to have. This is a form of gratitude. Loving What You Do helps you to grow and send great intention for better things to come. The video below is a perfect example of having the Attitude of Gratitude. If we learn to Love and Appreciate our family, health, friends, home, car, job, possessions, and the ability to learn and grow, Better things will come for each and every one of us.
Enjoy the video!!
When it comes to work, we have to Love What We Do opposed to Doing What You Love. There is a difference. Over the last 10-20 years we have pushed the idea that we must pursue our passion, but the reality is that we cannot all do what we love for a living. We cannot all be some famous singer or actor. Some of us have to sweep the floors, deliver furniture, be a cashier, sell furniture, appliances or something to someone, clean, lead, etc. So, selling the dream that we all have to do what we love for a living can make people feel unhappy. It also gives people a reason to complain about their job. So, what's the answer? The answer is to make a choice to Love What We Do.
To Love What You Do, I believe you have to Master your craft and be Grateful for your job. It wasn't too long ago that we didn't have electricity, indoor plumping, cars, warm or cool homes. You pretty much had to work every day to survive and put food on the table. By Mastering your job and becoming the best at what you do, you will start to love it. So, Master your craft by performing your job to the best of your ability. Know your products inside out and serve your clients. Every job will create lasting changes if you master it and appreciate it.
The five minute video below is excellent!! Take five minutes to watch and learn.
Change is something we all have to deal with on a daily basis. For some of us, it's overwhelming. For others, it's just another day. In the next ten years, we will see 100 years of change. Once we have 5G throughout the country, you will see massive amounts of change. There are some wonderful things that will come from this change like self driving cars. That's right, most households will have one car. That car will drive you to work and then return home to pick up your spouse or kids and then continue to drive to the next stop. The car will come when you need it. Robberies will be a thing of the past because everyone will be under surveillance 24/7. Social Credit Scores will most likely sweep the world just as they have in China. The more productive you are, the better your score. The better your score the more freedoms you will have. So, when I talk about embracing change, I mean real change. Oh, did I forget to talk about the flying cars!!
Embrace the change and control only what you can control. If you live life through the eight steps of life you won't fear the future. Health, Love, Family, Work, Friendship, Learning, Wealth and Charity are the eight steps to a better life. If you focus on those and what you can control life will be as fulfilling if not more in the next ten years.
The video below is from Tony Robbins "Take Control Of Your Mind" we will need this in a big way!!
I have found that continuous improvement makes me a better person and leader. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't try to learn something new. One of those ways I do this is by learning from the Masters of personal development. They all have success rules. So, why not compile a top ten list from them? Who are those Masters you ask? Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Louise Haye, Grant Cardone, Joel Osteen, Earl Nightingale and many others.
TOP 10 Rules For Success:
1. Raise Your Standards - Turn your SHOULD list into a MUST list. Who we believe we are, is who we are.
2. Work Hard - The harder you work and perform the more you are rewarded.
3. Be Calm - Be in a positive state. Fix your thinking and your attitude toward responding to problems. There's always a solution through positive thinking.
4. Work On Yourself - Work harder on yourself. Learn daily, Incantations, Focus on What you Want, Better Thinking.
5. Proximity is Power - Everyone believes you are the company you keep. Hang around people that will build you up and help you get to your dreams. Who needs to hang around Dream Killers!!
6. Never Give Up!! - Promise yourself to Never Give Up!! If you want it bad enough you will achieve it. Take Massive Action and Develop A Plan For Success.
7. Take Risks - To grow you Must take Risks!! Opportunities lie within Risk.
8. Dream Big - You Must have Goals And Dreams. Write them down and look at them daily.
9. Be Grateful - Be Grateful for everything in your life including your failures.
10. Live Up To Your Potential!! - We all know we can be better and do more. What's stopping you? Who's stopping you from growing? You deserve to be the best you can be.
It's quite the list isn't it? It was a great exercise for me to checkout one Master after another and compile this list. Enjoy it and make the best out of every day!!!
Watch This Video Now!!!
I know this message is different than what you're used to from me. I BELIEVE WE ALL NEED TO STEP UP AND DO A BETTER JOB!! I DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS THAT YOU DO, WE NEED TO DO IT BETTER. THE WORLD IS CHANGING BEFORE OUR EYES AND I DON'T WANT ANYONE LEFT BEHIND.
We are Americans!! We all need to lead the way once again for all to see.
Let's Step Up And Take Responsibility Once Again!!
Have a Spectacular and Grateful Day!!
I hope I find you inspired and ready to attack those goals. As we all know, if you want to achieve your goal, you have to write it down. So, I used to write down my annual and monthly goals on a piece of paper and leave it on my nightstand. I could look at it every morning and night. That worked real well. But, I found a better way! Everyone has a mirror right? Well, I decided to write down my goals on my mirror in the bathroom. It's easy, just take dry erase markers and write your goals down. As you're getting ready for that incredible day, take a look at those goals. Visualize yourself accomplishing those goals. See yourself doing the things you want or driving that goal.
Here's one more tip: It's a great way to tell your spouse you love them. Just write down any message you would like to share on their mirror. Draw a flower and say something nice to your partner or your child on the mirror. Trust me, they will appreciate the note more than you know.
Get colorful as well!! You can buy a box of 12 dry erase markers in multiple colors.
Below is a great video from Mel Robbins. She dives into the secret to success for billionaires. That secret is visualization!!! For you to have more you have to think bigger. Too many people focus on what they don't want instead of what they do want.
Are you Grateful for another Monday?
Are you Fired Up for a Great Day?
It's Monday and it's time to prepare for the best week of your life. Set your goals now for today and the rest of the week. What will this week look like when you are finished? How many goals will you accomplish? How many sales will you make? How many leads will you produce and follow up on? Stay Present, Focused, Determined and Inspired for the week!! It's Time To Raise Our Standards!!!!
1. Name your Desire or Goal for the week.
2. Commit to Achieve that Goal!
3. Believe you can accomplish your Goal!
4. Potential!! You know you have the potential to go for it!!
5. What's your Massive Action Plan for the week?
6. Stay Hungry All Week Long!!
7. Enjoy the Results!! Never Give Up!!!
8. Create Certainty by Winning, Over and Over Again!!!
You deserve to have it all through Motivation, Desire, Hard Work, Commitment, Taking Action and Determination. We will not be satisfied until we accomplish every goal!!
Let's all Step Up for This Challenge!!
SAY YES!!!!! SAY YES!!! SAY YES!!!!!
Happy Gratitude Sunday,
Every Sunday I write about gratitude and being grateful for what you have. It's something near and dear to my heart and it's a big part of my Beautiful State. I go throughout my day giving thanks, even if it's just for the little things in life. Like with anything in life, it takes practice and commitment.
I would love to see everyone become more grateful for what they have. At times, we can take the little things, like waking up, for granted as well as the simple things in life. We all have so much, if we focus on these precious gifts.
Instead of going through a list of things we should all be grateful for, I want you to do the exercise. Take out a piece of paper and write down all the things you are grateful for. Sometimes you have to dig deep if you're in a suffering state. Give it some time and look around at what you have. What do you see? How do you feel? In most cases we don't have to look far to see or feel things we should be grateful for. If you need some help, watch the video below. I think you will find the video very inspiring. Focus on what you have and not on what you don't have.
Enjoy this incredible video!!
I have been writing to you every day for the past 11 months now about personal development. At times, I wondered how I could pull it off with my busy schedule. Why do I do it? I do it for you and I do it for myself. It truly has been the greatest habit and ritual of my life. I look forward to waking up and figuring out what to write about and hand selecting a video from YouTube on that given day. I appreciate the comments and I know they make a difference in the lives of another. It's all been a choice and I LOVE IT!!
So, what choices do you make on a daily basis? For example, we have a choice to live in a Beautiful State or a Suffering/Stressful State every minute of every day. A Beautiful State comes from the heart. It's a state of calmness, connectedness, creativity, gratitude, love, compassion, presence, innovation, bliss, health, wealth, abundance and so much more. A Suffering State is a life of fear, worry, sadness, frustration, being overwhelmed, angry, depressed, agitated etc. These two states are a choice. It takes a lot of work to live in a Beautiful State. As Tony Robbins explains in the video below, he has a 90 second rule, if he falls out of the Beautiful State. A Suffering State on the other hand is easy to live in because most of the information you allow into your mind comes from a Suffering State.
If you decide to live 98% of your life in a Beautiful State, it will take a lot of learning, meditation and control of every thought you have. Is it worth it? The answer is Yes!! Watch the video below and read on the subject of a Beautiful State. It could turn your life from average to outstanding over night.
My whole life is about improving and helping others to see their true gifts. You have everything it takes to go after your dreams. Now it's time to live up to your full potential. This is it!! Whatever it takes!!
Below are eight simple steps that will help you find the passion and desire to live up to your full potential:
1. Understand your destiny.
2. Have a vision of your gift. See the final product of what you could be.
3. Believe you have the ability to fulfill it.
4. You must live by the laws to protect your gift. Those are called principles.
5. Create a plan to use your gift.
6. Have the right people around you. There are people out there that want to kill your gift. They do not want you happy or successful.
7. Persistence!! You have to handle the pressure from others to go after your gift. Be yourself!!
8. Never give up!!
9. Pray over your gift. Pray for your purpose and what you are here to do.
"There is no passion to be found playing small and settling for a life that's less than the one you're capable of living." Nelson Mandela
What are you feeding your gift? Just as seeds need fertilizer, you need knowledge and positive information.
Below is a video I came upon this morning. I am not a big skateboarder so don't worry if you're not familiar with the content at first. The video is about Tony Hawk. He went after his dreams and is relentless on finding his true potential in life. These are all learning lessons and I hope you find one lesson within this 3 minute video.
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