Thursday, October 19, 2017
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What is the Secret Ingredient to Making Your Positive Affirmations Work? “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.” Jim Rohn Are your affirmations really working for you?  Or do they only sporadically seem to give you a peek into the life you’re yearning to live? Just thinking about your positive affirmations isn’t enough.  And just writing them down isn’t enough either.  And looking at them only occasionally, or tucking them away in a folder somewhere, or burying them under a pile of books and then expecting them to somehow magically work in... (Read More ...)

Is Your Life Purpose To Act Small or Play Big? “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth, will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all, and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”  Og Mandino. How big are you playing in your life?  Are you living your life purpose? Are you really stretching to be the biggest mountain that’s inside you?  Are you letting your light shine its brightest so that you can achieve the most, have the biggest impact, and make the biggest difference... (Read More ...)

Thought for the Day: How Great Are You?
  
“It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.” Muhammad Ali  

 What a powerful declaration about himself! What is your first reaction to his pronouncement to the world?  Does it seem arrogant?  Or over the top?  Is that little voice inside your head saying, “Who does he think he is?” Well, you wouldn’t be alone.  That was the initial reaction to Muhammad Ali when he first spoke those words many years ago.  
 
However, let’s look at it another way.  What if it just means that he truly... (Read More ...)

Is The Power of Positive Thinking a Protective Force? “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herb Albright Have you noticed how so many people get irritated when someone is upbeat, happy, enjoying life, and all around joyful?  When you think of it, it’s amazing how uncommon it is these days to actually love your life!  
  
It’s also interesting to observe people who are completely the opposite, like “Eeyore” right out of Winnie the Pooh.  If you recall, Eeyore is a wonderful... (Read More ...)

How Do Your Words of Appreciation Help You Grow?
  
Here’s a wonderful quote from Voltaire for you: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”     
  
Appreciation really makes a difference!  
 
 You might think that saying something great to another person will contribute to helping them feel better about themselves.  Let’s say you acknowledge a team member for something they’ve done well.  It definitely brightens their day, right?  Your thinking is definitely correct.  There’s nothing like... (Read More ...)

What is the Magic Formula to Manifest Money? “Successful people make money.  It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money.  They bring success to what they do.”  Wayne Dyer
 How many successful people do you know who this applies to, who manifest money easily and effortlessly?  Somehow they have the Midas Touch—and one success builds on the next.  
So how do they do it?  What’s their magic formula?  
 
 A major ingredient is Confidence—having confidence in yourself, in what you’re up to in the world,... (Read More ...)

Lost Sight of What Is Important? Time for Working With Purpose. Jamie had created her interior design business many years ago. What had motivated her to do so was her desire to express herself creatively and have freedom to do things her way.  When she first launched her business, she wore every single hat.  Everything was up to her.   For a while it was a lot of fun.   However, it wasn’t too long before it exhausted and overwhelmed her.  She realized it was time to grow.   Over the ensuing years, little by little, she grew her team.  Her business became quite successful and she... (Read More ...)

Inspirational Sayings: Forget Where Your Funny Bone Is? Do people ever ask where your sense of humor is?  Is it hard for you to find humor in life’s challenges?  Do you think life is serious business and needs to be contemplated and acted on with intense purpose, dedication, and yes, seriousness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, most likely it’s time for you to lighten up! “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.”  William Arthur Ward  Given the challenges that living can bring, it makes sense…no,... (Read More ...)

What Are the Top Three Reasons to Have Mission and Vision Statements? It’s important to have mission and vision statements for many reasons.  Here the focus is on the top three, which are key to your overall success in business and in life!  1. They Give You The Competitive Edge One of the most important strengths to have in business and in life is to be able to communicate about yourself.  That means being able to articulate who you are.  It’s amazing how many business owners express quite well what they do, but very few are able to take it much further.   For others to truly get you... (Read More ...)

How Did the World Trade Center Attack Impact You? It has been TEN YEARS since the horrific events of September 11th.  It’s amazing that so many years have passed.  It seems like a blink of an eye.  And yet that moment changed everything! The impact was huge on our shocked country, but somehow, we were able to keep sight of who we truly are as a nation and have grown as a result. How did the World Trade Center attack impact you?  In what ways has it changed how you approach life?  Has it shifted your perspective on what’s most important to you?  In what ways are you different? This... (Read More ...)