There is a thin line between "getting kicks" and reality. While the ability to laugh at ourselves is a good thing, I feel that we have taken this joke a little too far. Some may argue that it's true. The question is: Do we want it to REMAIN true for us? If we are thinking … Continue reading Carrying a Joke too Far?
Short answer: get out of your comfort zone! We will do almost ANYTHING to stay in our comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, you need to get out of your comfort zone- NOW! We understand in theory, that before we can get to “there”, we need to overcome our fears in the present. … Continue reading How Do You Accomplish Anything in Your Life?
People form habits and habits form futures. That quote by Mike Litman is one of my all-time favorites! And it is the backbone of the secret to getting anything you want. Jason Leister a direct response copywriter, internet entrepreneur and editor of the daily e-letter, The Client Letter, says of his own experience in search … Continue reading The Secret to Getting What You Want in Your Business and Life
A new year! Promise. Intentions. Well wishes. Hopes and dreams. Excitement. Anticipation. Yearning. May your year be a year of miracles. Marianne Williamson describes a miracle as a shift in thinking from fear to love. At first glance that sounds ridiculous, she says... How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? Her answer: Mind is Cause … Continue reading “What you are is what you have been; what you will be is what you do now.”
There’s a lot of focus now on the end of the year. Some of my friends even know the number of days between now and Christmas. Christmas is indeed a joyful time for many and the change from the old year into the new brings hope to all of us. The start of the New … Continue reading Where Will You Be 12 Months From Now?
In the classic book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill shares a Self-Confidence Formula. This is a formula that he asks readers to memorize and repeat aloud once a day and there is good reason for this. The second paragraph of that formula goes as follows: I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind … Continue reading We Move Towards What We See in Our Mind
What makes a great performance great? Have you ever been told that you hold so much promise? That you have a lot of potential? When you hear that, how do you feel? In my own life I was tired of hearing it because nothing seemed to change as the days and subsequent years sailed by. … Continue reading Talent and Promise Won’t Get You Results Without This…
Enthusiasm will take you only so far... Will power evaporates quickly... Enter Physics 101: Newton's First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted … Continue reading When Momentum Wanes…
We don't get to choose our natural talents but we do get to choose what we do with those talents we've been given. Talent by itself is not enough. We have to first identify those not so obvious talents. Next we need to work toward improving upon our talents. But beware of those natural talents...the ones … Continue reading When Talent Becomes a Gift…
Follow your passion is bad advice. So says Cal Newport, Ph.D., a 30 something year-old and assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. Yet many of us feel badly because we don’t know what our passion is. First we have to find it and THEN we can follow it! Makes sense, somewhat but it doesn’t … Continue reading It Takes More than Passion to Succeed