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Perfect Day. Perfect Life.

October 7, 2019

What if every day, for the rest of your life, was perfect?

Your subconscious mind is a beautiful thing. You can engage its power to design your life to be exactly how you imagine. Here’s how:

1) Write down an event-by-event vision of what your perfect day would be. Yes, it’s a fantasy – for now.

2) There are no rules. No limitations. No consequences. Don’t be shy. Be honest about what you want.

3) Believe it can be yours! You deserve it.

If you follow these steps, your sub-conscious mind seeks ways to make your dreams come true. All it needs is a partner willing to take action. Do that, and you’ll create a fantastic life.

Figuring Out Your One Thing

October 1, 2019

In the movie “City Slickers,” Mitch was on a mission to find purpose – as if there was a single solution for everybody. 

That’s when he met a cowboy with simple yet straightforward advice –

Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? [holds up one finger] This.

Mitch: Your finger?

Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and the rest don’t mean &*#@.

Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?”

Curly: That’s what you have to find out.

Most folks spend their lives searching outside themselves while what’s important quietly rages inside of them.  Most happily move through their day with little or no thought.  But the search continues – until they finally figure Curly’s secret –

The ONE thing is different for everybody – and it’s far less exciting and easier to find than you think.

Doing More Than You Must For Success

September 30, 2019

Earl Nightingale produced “The Strangest Secret” to motivate his insurance company sales force.  It is now a motivational standard.

The secret is simple:

1) You become what you think.

2) You must pay the prices.

3) You must control your thoughts.

4) Cutaway the limitations of your mind.

5) Set a clearly defined goal. 

6) Act promptly when your path is clear.

7) Save at least 10% of every dollar.

What do you want more than anything else? 

Do more than you must. Do more than anybody else. Do it better than anybody else.

Are you ready to make so nobody can ignore you?

Commit today to do more than you must to get what you want.

Somewhere Leads to Somewhere

September 27, 2019

Have you ever wondered how to change the direction of anything in your life? If Where you live, your job, your relationship?

It doesn’t matter where you are or where you want to go.  The process is the same.

And it doesn’t require dramatic contortions in your life to make it happen.

It’s simple.

You have arrived somewhere, and you want to go somewhere else. 

Even if you don’t know how you got where you are, point yourself in a general direction and start taking action. You’ll figure it out.

The path from somewhere to somewhere else also includes stops somewhere along the way.

What happens is you don’t like where you are?

Remember that somewhere will always lead to somewhere else.

You’ll get there eventually.

One more thing –

On your journey to somewhere, you will be doing lots of somethings with lots of someones. That’s what makes it fun.

Is Your Future Slipping Away?

September 26, 2019

Have you noticed how everybody is running so fast these days?

Are they living in the moment? Are they dwelling on the past? Are they dreaming of the future – and waiting for it to arrive?

Any human would experience a combination of all three every day. That’s normal as long as it doesn’t get in the way of living.

A decade ago, my first wife passed away from Cancer. She was 46 and too young to die. I was too young to be a widower. My children too young to lose their Mom. 

While challenging, our family had an unconventional outlook on life – and death. In fact, our goal was to make it the best death ever. Sadly, we achieved that goal.  It was the strangest accomplishment any of us had ever experienced.

After she passed, my daughter, Carlyn, wrote a poem that resonates to this day –

Soon we’ll all find our way.

Soon we’ll know what.

Makes us who we are.

Soon we’ll wake up.

To a day we can appreciate.

Soon we’ll know that.

Tomorrow we’ll be better.

Soon we’ll trust that everything’s okay.

That the past is gone.

Can’t hold us back.

Soon we’ll smile about today.

Soon will come too soon.

Don’t let it slip away.

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Don’t let it slip away.

Ultimate Time Management

September 25, 2019

It seems everybody is obsessed with Time Management. Who do we think we are? The Boss of Time?

The truth is, there is not one person on this planet who has the power to manage Time.

No matter how strong you are, Time will not bend to your command. 

Whether you sit around and do nothing or push hard toward your goals, Time will remain constant.

What you can manage is YOU.

The most successful, relaxed, and happy people understand that it’s up to them to bend themselves to fit Time. They hold space in their life:

1) Always decide in advance the essential activities you will be doing and when you will be doing them. Focus on actions that must get done and will drive you forward. 

2) A week in advance, create sacred blocks on your calendar. Choose the activities that will fill the blocks.

3) No matter what gets in the way, keep your appointment with yourself. Complete your activities in the assigned block. Walk away.

Follow this simple recipe and you will always be a week ahead. You will be locked into your momentum building plan. You will make never-ending progress.

Procrastination Distraction Condition

September 24, 2019

Do you ever feel like you are procrastinating?

What if I were to tell you that you are not, and there is an easy fix.

It’s hard to tell how many dreams have are being crushed from the inability to get things done.

Procrastination is nothing more than a distraction from current life conditions. Decide that your current circumstances are no longer acceptable, you stop procrastinating.

What if there was something deeper?

What if you were filling your day with non-stop activities in preparation to reach your goals?  But it feels like you are procrastinating? 

You are not, and one day, when you’re ready, you will begin. 

You are distracted, happy in your toiling, and filling yourself with growing frustration. 

You are not procrastinating; you are Fixin’ to get ready.”

You’ll know you are Fixin’ when you are working toward your goals yet feel like you can’t get momentum to get started. You are not procrastinating. You are waiting to reach the starting line.

Fixin’ happens when you get caught up in details and become overwhelmed. The solution is to simple. Forget the big picture. Choose a starting point.  Begin. 

If you are procrastinating, STOP IT. If you are fixin’ to get ready, STOP IT. There is no try. There is only do. Thanks, Yoda.

Success Habits

September 23, 2019

Whatever you get in life is a result of your daily habits. What is a habit?

According to the dictionary, it is a settled or regular tendency or practice.  It is also something that is especially one that is hard to give up.

Good habit or bad – they are hard to give up. If that’s the case, you may as well choose good habits.

In a survey of 233 self-made millionaires, here’s what they did that lower-income earners didn’t –

Get up early, read, a LOT, spend 15 – 30 minutes each day on focused thinking.

Good habits, done daily, create success.

Made exercise a priority, spend time with people that inspire them, pursue their own goals.

Settled habits create settled success.

Get enough sleep, have multiple incomes, avoid time-wasters.

If you’re not getting the results you want, there is a high likely hood that you are not giving up your current habits.

Until you establish new habits, little will change. When you do, everything will change.

You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes

September 18, 2019

People have always sought change for themselves, their life, or the world.

If you want to change, there is a constant truth; you must change before anything else changes.

Many smart folks agree –

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

What about Albert Einstein? 

“The world, as we have created, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Do you want to change something about today, tomorrow, or the future?  You must change before anything else changes.

Have you learned lessons from past experiences?  You have already changed, and your future is better for it.

Rumi said, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

If tomorrow you want to be better than today and yesterday, something has to change. That something is you.

If you want to make more money, serve more, and be happier next year, something has to change this year. That something is you.

If you want this life to be well-lived, something has to change today. That something is you.

What if you want everything about your life to be perfect? Listen to Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

It’s so simple. 

You Must Change Before Anything Else Changes.

Leadership is More Than Looking The Part

September 17, 2019

I was speaking with a young man at the gym. He made a comment that made me twist my head sideways like one of my curious Alpacas. 

He said, “I’m working so hard to be a good leader. Here I am at the gym, and I’m spending all my time on the phone trying to get my team to be more productive.”

I asked, “What is your team doing?”

“Oh, some are working in the office and others with clients, but I know they can do more.”

I don’t know about you, but that last thing that motivates me is to have somebody else, who is NOT working, tell ME to get to work. That’s what I said. 

His response?

“I am working. I must look good in my career. My staff should understand that.”

Oh – I’m confident they understand completely.

Leadership is more than LOOKING the part. It’s about BEING the part. If you are talking more than you are walking, you are not leading.

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