Published on September 30, 2014
We are witnessing incredible change around the world. People are rising up and pushing back against repressive regimes and dictators. People want to be heard. They want rights. They want to be in charge of their own lives and their own destiny and to be allowed to exercise their God given right to pursue their dreams. This challenge, spurred on by the power of technology and communication is putting them at great personal risk. A risk they have decided in balance is the lesser evil pared against their current situation. This change I have noted is coming not only from ...
Published on September 29, 2014
Here is what we have the chance to do right now. At this very moment. This is not something to put on our to do list or file it in the "soon" category but now. Right this very moment.
We have the capacity to make the decision, to steel ourselves to say "now" is when I choose to stop putting off. Now is the time I will commit to bringing real change to my life; to doing the things I know will move me closer to the life I deserve.
Published on September 26, 2014
You know how this quote finishes. It was told to us by our parents and our teachers and a good many of those in a position of influence around us throughout life. Here's what this is. Great advice. There is so many negatives whirling around in all of our lives, the one way we can show ourselves to be different is to not tear another down so as to build ourselves up. The bloodsport known as the Election Campaign is well underway and the archers are reaching back into their quivers and firing poisoned arrows into the night sky with ...
Published on September 25, 2014
We all have hopes. We all have dreams. We all want for more. Wanting and having are two very different things. Consider that all that you desire is behind the red door. All the treasures and life experiences and happiness possible is there. You know it. We all know it. Some actually have an abundance of it. All you need do to have it is to defeat the gatekeeper that guards the treasure on the other side. You should know that this gatekeeper has no substance. No presence. It has no claws or gnashing teeth. It cannot move men or ...
Published on September 24, 2014
"I can't see it" says the man, mired in challenge and despair.
"From where I am I just can't see how I'm ever going to get out of this". While this statement may sound grounded in despair, it represents the challenge all of us face on a daily basis. Even if we are able to articulate what we want or who we want to become,
our current reality can be the great thief of promise and growth. What we have and where we are is easy to see and believe. We are living it. Where we want to go and ...
Published on September 23, 2014
As Jim Rohn once said, "In order to have more you must become more". Very simple philosophy but very powerful. I have shared the statistic before that it is reported a full 43% of college graduates never read another book after graduating. Considering this, it's not hard to see why so many people are stuck. Education is not something that can stop if we expect to grow. The necessity of continued learning is the cause and affect of everything. While not all of it takes place in a lecture hall there are opportunities to grow each and every day. You may ...
Published on September 22, 2014
Often times the information we take in greatly affects our belief. We begin to form opinions based on what we take in which leads to an assumption. This assumption then affects decisions which amount to little more than a guess. The outcome of action taken based on an assumption is often not the best. The reason being we are basing our thoughts and actions on assumptions rather than facts.
"The girl never called me back because she would never be seen dead with me". "The doctor is not calling with my test results because they are bad". "The client is ...
Published on September 19, 2014
We have all heard the adage, "You don't get a second chance to make a first impression". Yes, it's true that if we do not come off as sincere and interesting or interested, others may write us off. Often times the loss is mutual. The other never gets to know us and we them. Connecting to another is one of the great benefits and issues that matter in life. It struck me yesterday just how important it is for us to not be the one who so easily writes another off. Our own personal loss can be immeasurable. We were ...
Published on September 18, 2014
Driving back from a presentation a song came on the radio that hearkened back to my youth. I caught myself singing along to the line, "And the sign says you got to have a membership card to get inside". I just took a moment to look it up. It was released by The Five Man Electrical Band in 1970. Even though it was over 40 years ago I can ...
Published on September 17, 2014
"What is it that will help me to believe I can do this or accomplish that or become more than I am now?"
The reality is that it is our life's experience that shines the light on the path of the unknown. No goal is achieved and no accomplishment laid out in one giant step. The only way I believe I can "stand here" is by first "standing there". Growth is a process and no motivator so great as to witness progression in our own experience. Great lessons in life sometimes come from the most unlikely places. I was in ...