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Jun 29

Releasing Your Extraordinary!

 

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

– Jean Houston

 

Some fast food burger places have secret codes you can mention that will get you an extra-ordinary sandwich. It’s called a “secret menu,” and saying the right words will get you double, triple, or even quadruple meat, with grilled onions and extra cheese!

 

To get the extras you have to use the code.

 

“Extraordinary” is what we wall want. Divide the word into two parts and you have the definition. “Extra” means “added to an existing or usual amount or number.” “Ordinary” means customary; usual; normal.”

Put the two words together.  A  layer of pepper-jack cheese, some grilled onions, and a few sesame seeds will take your burger beyond the normal  to  the “Extraordinary.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

It’s Time to Stop Feeling Discouraged!

“Discouragement is like a scorpion in your shoe; it takes courage to toss it out so you can move on.”
 Richelle E. Goodrich

 

That one dripping faucet in your house,  that plops one drop of  liquid per second into you sink,  may waste thousands of gallons of water a year. Use the same formula for discouragement, and you can see gallons and gallons of  life wasted just because of just one drop of discouragement that wasn’t halted.

Studies say the average person complains 8 minutes and 45 seconds a day. The same studies also say that the average person moans 1,300 times a year.  Do some math and you see that the people surveyed spend an incredible 53 hours a year in a huff.  That’s actually 53 hours a year taken away from their  “pursuit of happiness.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Don’t Be a People Pleaser, Empower Yourself

 

“Hello. My name’s Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?”

 

One of the things I liked about Forrest Gump was his lack of  fear of failure. He was able to accept his box of chocolates,  what he found in it,  run with it, and live his adventure. He had self-confidence.

Ok, he did have a mental challenge, but after seeing the movie  wouldn’t  you accept that challenge as a gift, if it could take you all the places it took him? Empower yourself seemed to be two words he lived his life by.

His fears and insecurities didn’t stop him from running his way on and off the football field,  or all the way across the country,  several times, for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours. It didn’t stop him from stumbling onto inventions that changed himself, others, and the culture around him. He was not a people pleaser, but what he did pleased people. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Choose Your Domain Name Carefully

 

What will your domain name do for you? If you are just starting your business, you may be asking yourself this important question. For starters your domain name is your business address on the World Wide Web. It’s the path customers will take to find your website. Your domain name is also part of the brand you are establishing for your business.  It is how people see you and identify with you when they are searching the internet. As a result, your domain name is an integral part of your business and care should be taken when you are establishing it. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Learn How To Persevere and You Will Succeed

 

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

Walter Elliot

 

The runner crouches at the starting line, feeling his muscles tense and beg to spring into action. There is an ache in his body and his soul to get to that finish line, there has to be. But that ache has to surrender to a plan that will lead him to victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Stop, Look, Listen and Enjoy Life

 

 “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”~ Buddha ~

 

For some reason they put a garden between the rollercoasters in Disney World. I think maybe somebody knew how the power of adrenalin helps people enjoy life. Maybe we should know it too.

 

The dictionary explanation of “adrenalin”  tells us it’s a chemical stimulant that creates energy and excitement, and triggers the flight-or-fight response. Just having stepped off the roller coaster, I can vouch for that definition.  My heart is pumping, my emotions are high, and I want to run to the next ride, but then there is this little garden in my way. It’s time to take a moment and enjoy life. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

There’s No Time Like the Present to Start Your Future

 

“Indecision may or may not be my problem, “ Jimmy Buffet

 

Why did the chicken cross the road? Of course the basic answer is to get to the other side, but there are lots of other answers too.

  • She wanted to lay it on the line.
  • She was afraid someone would Caesar.
  • She wanted to prove to the possum it could actually be done.

But let’s look at the scenario, and make it relevant. There she is, her little claws on the edge of the asphalt, her head up, and seeing a reason for braving death.  Perhaps she had a passion inside her that compelled her to risk her nuggets to try to “lay it on the line.” Perhaps the pressure to step into danger came from behind her, and it was cross the road or die anyway. Or perhaps she wanted to prove something to the possum, or to herself. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Have You Identified Your Most Important To-Do’s? | to-do's

 

“Success leaves clues,”

Tony Robbins.

 

Many people miss the advantage of the To-Do list.

Successful people usually have a to-do list. It holds the clues to what he or she wants to become and how to get to the success they are searching for. There is madness in greatness, and it may start with a crazy to-do list.

Written on list may also be what a master will teach them, and how everything they are, and are not, can work for them, and move them to who they are destined to become. Almost none of the world’s most well-known achievers made it to the top on their own, or without a written list of to-do’s. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

You Succeed Because You Face Life’s Challenges

 

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.”

Cicely Tyson, American actress.

 

What a challenge Michelangelo’s “David” must have been to carve. Eventually the almost 17 foot tall, 12,478.12  pound, marble statue would inspire awe, and be touted as one of the wonders of modern art, but it began as one huge chunk of rock. It was one of life’s challenges.

 

It was originally begun by another artist, and after the sculptor died, was left sitting by itself for 25 years. Other great sculptors, including Leonardo Da Vinci, eyed the huge chunk of marble, but it was Michelangelo’s vision, what he saw in the rock, that gave the 26 year old artist the opportunity to make David happen, and pushed him to finish it. He faced one of life’s challenges and succeeded where others were afraid of failing. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Do You Know What You Are Communicating?

 

There’s an old party game called “Killer,” where several people sit in a circle in the dark, their faces lit only by a single candle. They stare at each other looking for The Killer, but if they are caught by a wink they have to play dead because The Killer has just murdered them. The game continues until The Killer is the last alive, or is spotted and called out by another player.

It may not be a good idea to play Killer with your clients, but you may be in this game without being aware of it.

Ask  yourself,   “What am I trying to communicate? “ and “Am I using the right method of communication?”  “Will they understand what I’m trying to say?” Read the rest of this entry »

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