Sunday, December 17, 2017
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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 ...)

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 ...)

Inspirational Sayings: Are You Hitting the Wall? Does is seem like no matter where you turn, the opportunities you want just aren’t appearing?  Does it feel as if doors slam shut right when you go to walk through them?  Or does it appear that there are no open doors ahead of you? “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell In most instances, apparent lack of opportunity stems from mental and creative stagnation.  Perhaps you’ve become complacent or given up hope and believe that what you want just isn’t possible.  And... (Read More ...)

How Do Unrealistic Expectations Cause Relationship Problems? Many relationship problems are caused when you project onto another person what you want in or from them.  And most of the time, this is unspoken – in other words, it’s all in your mind!    How many people do you know who are in relationships either hoping the other will change or just seeing them the way they want them to be and not necessarily how they are? Have you ever experienced feeling hurt about something your partner did or didn’t do, and then kept it to yourself?  You held it inside and they didn’t have a... (Read More ...)