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Contributor not an Employee

When hiring you are looking for a contributor to your culture, not an employee.

Gain Your Trust

Trust is the biggest issue in relationships – what does it take to gain and lose your trust? Unless you let others know, you lack the foundation of a solid relationship.

Vacation

Live a life where vacation is merely a change in geography.

Take the Heat!

Most people avoid heated situations; instead take the heat because heat rises and you’re headed for the top.

Your Choice

Your past (relationships, situations) doesn’t have to impact how you respond today unless you want it to – it is your choice.

Without Action

Intentions are meaningless without action, what we do (or don’t do) today is our truth.

Fun!

You don’t have to be serious to be taken seriously.  Add a dose of fun to your everyday!

Listening

We ask questions but are we listening to the answer?  Hear beyond the words, the answer is often in the silence between them.

Your Reality

Your DREAMS – Your DOUBTS = Your REALITY.  Being “realistic” is no longer a legitimate excuse for delaying your dreams.

Step Closer to Your Dreams

Dreams can hide behind a cloud of waiting; clouds drift with the wind…so blow off the the fear and take one small step closer to your dreams.

Natural Self

When you are in alignment with your natural self you will discover you “do” less and achieve more.

Be What You Say

It’s time to live what you say and be what you say you live.

Fulfillment

Fulfillment is found in the specifics; the more specific you are about what you want, the greater fulfillment you feel as you get closer to achieving your goal.

Greatness

In business and in life finding the right partner is imperative.  No one creates greatness alone.

Options

It’s impossible to feel stuck when all options are on the table – you don’t have to like the options but it’s important to know they exist.

Standards

Having standards doesn’t limit opportunity it establishes a point of entry – don’t let anyone change your standards.

Living in Lack

While you always need more, you will never have enough, and living in lack is exhausting.

Financial Peace

The financial peace you are looking for doesn’t come with more money.

Commit to a Plan

Sometimes there is hesitation to commit to a plan, it’s important to know the plan can change but you need a plan for right now to see progress.

Be Open

The right person is attracted to your energy regardless of your weight, your occupation, or any other perceived limitation.  Be open and see who you captivate.

Sharing Yourself

You don’t have to prove that you are strong by being alone; real strength is found in sharing yourself with others.

Ideal Employee

Understanding the behavioral tendencies of your ideal employee is the key to engagement, retention and job fulfillment.

Follower vs. Leader

It’s as important to be a good follower as it is to be a good leader.

Understanding Purpose

Many people look for a purpose like it’s a destination; understanding purpose is about growing into the person you are meant to be and contributing to the world your way with no final stop or arrival time.

Move Towards Love

Always move towards the direction of love. mv team

Beauty of today

It’s easy to miss the beauty of today while chasing success for tomorrow.  Enjoy your life experience and success will find you.

Find Blessings

You can’t be blessed and depressed at the same time.  Find blessings in each day to build the mental muscle of strength and resilience.

Stay Soft

Regret or anger can make you bitter and hard; stay soft and loving. ~ mv team

Attraction

You will attract into your life who you want by being what you want.

Engineer the Life of Your Dreams

Have you designed your life or merely responded to what circumstances brought you?  Engineer the life of your dreams and watch the universe conspire in your favor.

Judging Yourself

Judging yourself keeps you “stuck” but you are not meant to be small.  What changes when you believe you are more than you ever believed?

Live Truly

At the end of life, all that really matters is did you live truly and with love in your heart? ~ mv team

Sense of Self

Be careful about creating an identity around others – spouses, kids, parents, friends – when they go, so will your sense of self.

Working For Money

Working for money (a means to an end) requires willpower which eventually wears out, so don’t be disheartened if you do to.

Create Your Future

Trying to keep up with the masses only gets you lost in the crowd.  Set your pace.  Create your future your way.

Personal Characteristic

What is your favorite personal characteristic?  How will you share that with the world today?

Intended Result

It’s easy to get caught up in the “to do” list and forget about the intended result – what is the result you want?

Remove the Story

What happens when you remove the story of doubt from your challenges?  What can you do then?

Workafrolic

I prefer workafrolic over workaholic – create time to play during every day.

Your Habits

Time is NOT your enemy – your habits are the unworthy opponent that steals time.

Build Bridges

“When you are given a chance to build bridges, do it.” mv – lmt team

Are You in Alignment?

Forced effort – at work or in relationships – is not sustainable. If it’s not in alignment from the beginning it never will be.

Unconditionally

We want to be loved unconditionally but often have unintentional conditions for other people’s love – what subconscious rule(s) do you have for feeling loved?

Happiness

Happiness is…whatever you say it is…how do you define it?

Seeds of Joy

“Laugh, smile and throw seeds of joy throughout your journey through life.” mv – lmt team

Ask a Question

At the root of the most meaningful conversations is a really great question – what would you ask?

Owning Our Anger

Owning our anger is a strength that allows us to stand in our truth – how we express that anger influences others ability to hear it.

Open The Door

We get stuck when we tell ourselves there are no options but remaining resourceful will open the door for infinite possibilities.  Which do you choose?

Gift of Giving

Asking for help doesn’t mean you can’t do it, it means you’re offering someone else the gift of giving.

Overconfidence

Overconfidence often prevents us from seeing the worst; you can’t avoid what you never saw.

No Expiration Date!

There is no expiration date on gratitude – thank someone who has help you in the past.  It will brighten their today.

Climb Out!

Don’t try to dig yourself out of a hole, grab a ladder and climb out so you can fill it from the top.

Connect

It’s impossible to connect with others when we are distracted by technology.  No one dies wishing for more technology.

Connect With Yourself

Only in silence can we connect with our true self.  Give your self the gift of connection.

What is Your Gift?

It’s easy to see the gift in others, what is the gift you bring to the world?

The Year Is Half Over!

Almost half way through the calendar year – do your actions match your goals?

Write it Down!

A mental plan is not a plan –  you must write it down to accurately monitor and measure success.

Find Your Own Unique Experience

Success (and failure) leaves clues but don’t expect to copy – your behavior is meant to lead you to your own unique experience.

Being Open Minded

Being open-minded is more than hearing another perspective, it’s respectfully listening and engaging in a different way of thinking.

Who is a Priority?

When everyone is a priority no one is a priority.  Who you spend time with let’s others know where they fall among your priorities.

Let Others Hear You!

Don’t adapt your behavior to fit it, adjust your language to create connections so others hear you.

What is Your Standard?

People can not live up to your standard until you clearly define it and share it.

Finding Peace

We tend to focus on differences and yet it’s not until we see similarities that we find peace.

Afraid of Losing Control?

Executives are hesitant to delegate for fear of losing control, ironically control exists in how we act not in a given outcome.

Being Accepted

Fitting in is often a desire to be similar to those around you…belonging is the gift of being accepted exactly as you are.

Control vs. Mindset

People often fear giving up control; when the only thing we control is our mindset about it.

Ask For What You Need

In business and in life you must ask for what you need…you won’t get it otherwise.

Think Big or Stay Small

You have to think about the big picture to live a big life otherwise you stay small and in the minutia.

Great Leadership

Great leadership – “be prepared to reach your goals this year because they matter as much to me as they do to you.”

Daily Joy

Success is finding your daily joy and build momentum from there.

Go For Steady

Control is something you strive to keep (and never really have), steadiness is a feeling you create within –  go for steady!

Happy Ending

If it all ended tomorrow, would today be a happy ending?  Today matters more than tomorrow.

To Do

Life isn’t a project you do, it’s the experience you have.

Distraction

Distraction keeps you safe and prevents you from reaching your true result.

Who’s The Boss?

You can be a boss or a leader, the difference lies in the depth of your conversations.

clarifying what you want

Looking at how it won’t work is the first step to clarifying what you want – start there.

unmet expectations

The fastest way to unmet expectations is to not vocalization them.

preoccupation with others

A preoccupation with others distracts us from our goals; we can’t be 100% focused on our result looking over someone else’s shoulder.  

Destination v. Journey

Growth is not a destination but a continuous journey.

soloprenuers

May soloprenuers do a great business by accident.  What would change if you were intentional?

Words do not clarify purpose

Words do not clarify purpose, actions do.  Look at your actions to see your purpose.

most people know their purpose

Instinctively most people know their purpose however it’s easy to forget when day to day actions don’t support it. 

wanting to be with people better than you

There is no shame in wanting to be with people better than you unless you are shaming the people you view not as good as you.

working for the experience money gives you

Freedom comes when you are no longer working for money but instead working for the experience money gives you. 

What is characteristic

What is the characteristic that gets you what you want?  Use that more often.

Focus on Strengths

We are taught to work on weaknesses, instead find ways to focus on your strengths and see what happens.

Rise to Established Standards

Others will fall short of unspoken expectations and yet they tend to rise to established standards.

Be the Relationship Example

Being the example you want in a relationship the fastest way to get the relationship you want. 

What Money Gives

The key to happiness is spending our time experiencing life with what money gives us.  

Being Right V. Wrong

Being right doesn’t always mean proving someone wrong, sometimes it’s simply getting what you want.

Intention is Powerful

Intention is powerful however real opportunities are created by real action.

Be Cautious of Those Who Preach

Everyone likes to give advice, be cautious of those who preach but don’t live their own word. 

Think Less Be More

Think less and BE more…many are so busy thinking about their purpose they miss out on experiencing the gift of who they are.

Go Small

Go as small as you can go so you can see progress

Next Step Doesn’t Equal Forever

The next step doesn’t equal forever – put one foot in front of the other and GO!

Don’t compare your success to others

While you compare your success to others, you based on other people’s behavioral style you will always set yourself up for failure.

life can feel like a rollercoaster

When happiness is based on feelings (which come and go every 30-seconds) life can feel like a rollercoaster – get off that ride.

Celebrate Progress

If you don’t celebrate progress along the way, the destination feels beyond reach.

material belongings

If you limit your energy to material belongings, you miss out on the infinite momentum available beyond our possessions.

Understanding your strengths

Understanding your strengths allows you to focus on intention instead of being preoccupied with weaknesses and the energy drain of lack.

BE you

BE you instead of you focusing on what you think you should be.

BE beyond

Life is wasted on regret if you wanted change BE beyond your behavior yesterday.

What Others’ Think

Worrying what others think prevents you from focusing on and creating what you want.

Different Energy

Show up differently to experience a different energy from those around you.

Overflow To Others

Fill yourself up so that you may overflow the best of you to others.

Decide To Live

Young people don’t die of physical conditions they die of emotional conditions that create physical complications.  Decide to live!

Infinite Possibilities

Knowing who you are and understanding what motivates your decision making process opens opportunities to infinite success, wealth and happiness.

It Really Is THEM

Know with confidence it is never you – someone’s issue with you is always a result of their interpretation of you which means it’s always them.

It Really Is THEM

Know with confidence it is never you – someone’s issue with you is always a result of their interpretation of you which means it’s always them.

 

Hustle

In business hustle is required, struggle is a choice.  Purposeful action will easily create the results you desire.

Step Above

It’s difficult to assess a situation when you are in it.  Step above so you can see the patterns, notice the distinctions and learn from them.

What You Want

We tend to be more clear about what we don’t want and we get more of it.  Ask for what you want.  Be clear.  Your mind has two jobs – to answer your questions and prove you right.  It will get you what you ask for either way.

The Art of Being Specific

The distinction of an artist lies in the details.  The art of being specific allows you to paint the life you’ve always dreamed.  The alternative is a blank canvas left to the whim of someone else’s brush.  Color your world!

Define Success

How do you define success?  You won’t find it until you define it.

Your Reach

Your beliefs, your thoughts, your energy extend far beyond your reach.  They are carried into the universe by your children, technology and all of the lives you touch.  You are not one, we are all one.

Autopilot

People often say “I’m cruising through life on autopilot,” autopilot may work short term but if you don’t take back control of the wheel you will eventually run out of gas or crash and burn.

STOP Getting Ready To Get Ready

STOP getting ready to get ready and take action already!  What is one action you will take today toward achieving your intended desired outcome?

Is There Really Anything To Be Afraid Of?

Fear in its truest sense is clear and present danger…everything else is your imagination (a.k.a. False Evidence Appearing Real).  Unless you are in a fight or flight situation, is there really anything to be afraid of?

Progress

Progress creates hope.  Don’t try to go from where you are to the end result.  Go from where you are to the next step.  Where do you want to make progress today?

Optimism

Optimism is an essential means of evaluating the world knowing there is hope for change and access to opportunity.  Pessimism often chosen under the guise of “reality” is a sense of helplessness known to lead to depression.  Both are learned.  Who is your teacher?

Curiosity

What would change if instead of reacting you approached every situation with curiosity and asked “what can we do”?

Your Ideal

What is your ideal…relationship, job, family situation?  Everyone has an ideal yet few articulate it and then wonder why they are not happy, satisfied or fulfilled.  State your ideal, share it with the world and see what happens!

Passion Pays

Passion pays the bills if you focus on it, create a plan and take massive action.  Settling for anything less may put money in your pocket today but won’t pay off long-term.

Here or Present?

Here implies physical location while being present indicates directed attention.  You can be here and not present but not present without being here.  Are you here or present?

Good Intentions

What would happen if you believed EVERYONE came to every situation from a place of good intentions?  How would it change your response?  How would it change the interaction?  Try it and see!

I can but “I don’t”…

I can but I don’t is not an excuse, it’s a sign.  Look at what you are avoiding.  Instead of forcing yourself and wasting energy, be resourceful find another way.

Free Speech

In the US we have the right to free speech; if you don’t express yourself at work, at home, or with your friends it’s your choice.  Own your choice.

Judging Others

When we judge others we are saying our way of looking at things is the “right” way.  What opportunities to grow and learn do we miss when our “right way” is the only way we see?

I Used To…

Often people say “I used to…” and finish it with some habit, activity, lifestyle they feel they can no longer live up to.  Does that lifestyle fit today?  For most it’s no so why live in the past; instead declare what fits now and what you will do today!

Magic Moments

Do you track your magic moments during the week?  Start evaluating your success by the number of magic moments you have instead of the numbers on a spreadsheet and your results are guaranteed to be bigger and arrive faster.

Engineer A Life

Do you design and build your life or do you respond and let life happen to you?  Engineer the life of your dreams and watch the universe conspire in your favor.

Pick a Word

If you had to pick a word to live by for the day what would it be?  How would that word change your perception about your work, your family and your life.  Give it try and see what happens.

Love The Tasks Left Undone

What you don’t do is as important as what you get done each week.  Once you understand why you are drawn to complete some tasks and not others you will learn to love the tasks left undone!

Perfect

Life is perfect when you know you are exactly where you are meant to be regardless of how you arrived there.

See MORE Often

Your life is already filled with greatness.  We don’t see it because we are busy comparing.  Decided to see MORE often!

Your Own Plan

When you don’t have your own plan, other people will have plans for you.

Who To Be

When you stop obsessing over what to do, you can focus on who to be.

Disempowering Questions

What disempowering questions are holding you back from what you truly want?  Ask better questions, get better answers.

Intuition

We intuitively know what is right for us and we question it because we hear it is not right for others.  Trust your intuition, it is your soul’s only way to navigate through this world of information overload.

Money

Money is a byproduct of the energetic vibration we give out which is then used for other things.  Money problems?  Change your energy, change your finances.

Thanksgivings

‘Thanksgivings’ were regularly celebrated by New England colonists as a way to thank God for their blessings.  Practice being thankful today and throughout the year.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude

Gratitude is shown in different ways and has the power to alter a conversation, transform a day and change a life – your life.  How do you show your gratitude?

Shift Happen

Shifts happen when we focus on what we want instead of where were are.

Limiting Beliefs

Remember your limiting beliefs about what is possible or is not possible is based on your model of the world and are simply your beliefs.  Be careful not to pass them to others as absolute truth.

Measure Success

It’s important to measure success by your progress from the day before not distance remaining to your result.

Cluttered Mind

A cluttered mind gets stuck in today, a clear mind can create a compelling future for tomorrow.  What do you have to do to clear your mind today?

Mindset

Mindset isn’t about being positive or happy; it’s about staying resourceful.  Focus on the possibilities of any given situation and you are on your way to mastering your mindset.

Memories

Memories are the story we create about our past, the meaning you give your past has a huge impact on your future.  Does the way you remember your life help you create an empowering future?

Beliefs

Remember your limiting beliefs about what is possible or is not possible is based on your model of the world and are simply your beliefs.  Be careful not to pass them to others as absolute truth.

A Day To Celebrate

What can you do today to make it (and everyday) a day to celebrate?

A Cluttered Mind

A cluttered mind gets stuck in today, a clear mind can create a compelling future for tomorrow.  What do you have to do to clear your mind today?

Internal Compass

Our internal compass knows the way, it’s when we accept the interference of outside vibrations we are misdirected.

Job vs. Career

A job exchanges time for money, a career offers fulfillment for a lifetime.  Are you working a job or living your ideal career?

Kindness Cure

Have you ever caught yourself judging others?  Judging yourself?  Judging cripples while kindness cures…focus on kind thoughts to yourself  and kind gestures to others.   Kindness is the cure!

Stacking

Stacking evidence will validate your feelings in a negative situation but does allow you to create the experience you want?  If not, decide what you want and stack from there.

Qualifying Round

We qualify what we want by where we are…if your dreams have to go through a qualifying round they will often lose and never become reality.

Celebrate The Small Wins

In our search for recognition we wait for the “big one” – the big break, the big idea, the big payout – and ignore the gift of all the small wins along the way.  Celebrate the small wins, when stacked they are the “big one” called life.

Trust Your Heart

Most decisions are decided by your heart in 11 seconds, the rest of the time is spent looking for validation of that decision.  Trust your heart.  Decide.

In The Moment

As thinking creatures we are often in our head instead of in the moment.  How many precious moments have you missed because you were thinking instead of living?

I Tried

“I tried” is a softener we use when we aren’t 100% committed to our result.  Try to pick up your pencil.  You can’t.  You either pick it up or you don’t.  Same is true with everything else in your life.  Stop trying – JUST DO IT!

Laughter

Laughter is the body’s way to release joy.  How much joy do you let free into the universe?

Grow into GREAT

We often look for the big victories and yet every little success stacked is what we need to reach GREATNESS.  Start little and watch it grow into GREAT!

True Communication

True communication starts with another person’s first word not your first response to someone else’s words.

Compliance

We create specific expectations for others and soften our delivery to the point where the desired result is not clear – stand in your truth state what you want and watch it come to life!

Taking The Leap

We often want to go from where we are now to the result. That leap can seem scary – what step(s) can you take to get closer to your destination, be comfortable the process and experience the benefit of progress?

Experiencing Greatness

What was great about today? What can you do to repeat it? It’s that simple!

Platitiudes

Often we use platitudes to describe what we want and then wonder why we don’t have it. What do you really want? If you say to be happy…what does that mean? How will you know when you achieve it? It’s time to be specific, what do you REALLY want?

Daily Armor

How you start your day will determine how you live your day; protect yourself from “the stuff” that happens around you by putting on your Daily Armor – journal, offer daily gratitude, listen to music, meditate, or read – whatever it takes to start your day off right.  

On Purpose for Your Life

Clients have told me they are to busy to create a plan and yet without one you are left to respond to other people’s demands.   You find you have plenty of time when your life is on purpose.

Fear

FEAR, false evidence appearing real, is your imagination at work against you.  What could you imagine if you weren’t afraid?

Brain Filters

Your brain filters based on your thoughts – are you thinking anything is possible or nothing is possible?  You will see what you believe.

Self-development

Self-development isn’t about what you read or learn, it’s about what you apply.

What do you think

Your power comes from knowing your value is not based on external approvals – the person whose opinion of you matters most is your own.  So what do YOU think?

Disengaged

68% of the working population is disengaged at work which means the quality of the competition in your ideal career is low – GO GET IT!

Be Happy

You can feel happy or be happy.  Feeling happy is fleeting and dependent on external circumstance; being happy is an internal state of mind – you decide.

Tasks vs Results

We often mistake tasks for results – tasks are what we do, results are what we achieve at the end of what we do.

Light Within

You have to find the light within before you can shine bright for all the world to see.

Doing is Easier

Doing is easier than being.  Doing allows you to carelessly move from one task to another.  Being is sitting with yourself completely vulnerable and open to connection.  You always get what you put in.

How do you need to show up?

Your answer is the key to improving relationships, experiencing success and finding fulfillment.

Alone

If you feel alone it’s because you are…surrounded by people or in an empty space…you are alone in your head.  What you do there determines how you interpret your world.

Acceptance

Your value is not determined by other’s love and acceptance of you – those who truly love you see your value and accept you exactly as you are.

Sparkle

Darkness covers, light attracts and sparkle shines.  Add a little sparkle and see what opportunities shine through for you.

What You Want

There are lots of tools to help you achieve your goals but if you aren’t clear on what you want you will be educated but remain unfulfilled.

Time Behavior

Forget time management and focus on time behavior – how do you behave during the time you have?

Softening

Softening language to spare another’s feelings often results in lying to them and ourselves.

Trust

Trust is not conditional – once broken it is difficult (often impossible) to repair.

The End

Until your final breath each “end” is merely the beginning of something new.

Miracles

Believing in miracles is the first step to receiving them.

Balance

Balance is a mindset, waiting for all things to be equal is the fastest way to fall.

BLISS

Entrepreneurial BLISS is Business Longevity through Intentional Scalable Systems.  Do you have BLISS?

Brink of Failure

Since most people don’t define success they live on the brink of failure. If you don’t define it, you will never know when you reach it.

Strong Identity

Many hold on to a strong identity that doesn’t serve them – carefully use the words that follow “I am…” You become how you see yourself.

What We Want

We are often disappointed when we get what we want but don’t like the way we got it.  Be grateful for progress regardless of how it’s initiated.

Dangerous Comparisons

It is dangerous to compare yourself to others when behavioral differences (among other factors) prevent you from being the same.

Happiness

We want to be happy but often haven’t defined what makes us happy.  Happiness as a lifestyle isn’t felt, it is created.

Stretch Goals

We don’t need to know HOW to reach our stretch goals, we need to be courageously committed to doing whatever it takes to reach them.

Your Truth

To be agreeable we allow situations we wouldn’t choose for ourselves, what begins as a courteous gesture can turn into a lifetime of adaptation – don’t adapt, your truth is beautifully you.

Life

Life can feel like a rollercoaster with ups and downs or a ferris wheel going around in circles, either way you’re on the ride until you decide to get off.

Adapting

Adapting requires willpower, like a battery willpower runs out if not recharged.  How much of your life is spent with a depleted battery?

Feelings

We misstate feelings for identity – I am stupid vs. I feel stupid.  Feelings come and go every 30 seconds, identity is forever.

Ask

Ask for what you want in detail or leave the result of your request open for interpretation.

The Challenge

The challenge tends to be more exciting than the reward.  It’s important to ask yourself what is on the other side of the challenge?

Habit

When negative emotions become a habit we go to them for validation.  What emotions are you holding on to that no longer serve you?

Fulfillment

Find success in your everyday and you will discover fulfillment for a lifetime.

The Cause

What changes when you believe you are the cause to every effect in your life?  Stop responding and create the effect you want in your life.

Annual Goals

Annual goals are met when daily and weekly activity are focused toward those goals.  What are you doing today?

Accomplish More

Tools (technology, apps, devices) don’t create success, a consistant plan driven by strong purpose does. Accomplish more with less.

The Experience

What is the experience you want this week?  Decide in advance to create what you want instead of responding to what happens.

Love

Love isn’t defined by what you receive, it is multiplied by what you give without expectation from where it is returned.

Be More

We’re so busying thinking about the past or planning for the future we miss out on today’s experience.  Think less and be more.

What Others Say

We worry what others say about us while we criticize ourselves to the point of mental suicide.  Stop killing yourself from the inside out.

Attention Entrepreneurs

Attention Entrepreneurs – being irreplaceable doesn’t make your work special, it makes you a worker instead of a business owner.

Natural Desires

We work to get ahead and dismiss exploring our natural desires; ironically the greatest return comes when we are most natural.

Change

The reason people don’t change is fear of the effort it takes to make the change. Small steps stacked each day is the key to change today!

Opportunities

Opportunities don’t happen because you think/hope/believe they will, they happen when you take real action toward your goals.

Beware

Do you turn to others for advice? Beware of listening to the fears and limiting beliefs of those barely living their own lives.

Extreme

It’s easy to appreciate certain traits seen as “good” forgetting each behavior at it’s extreme is a detriment, neither good or bad – extreme.

Should Be

How we “should be” is never a product of internal reflection and always the result of external comparison.  The answer is always within.

Fear Before Passion

It feels safer to share our fear before our passion; people tend to sympathize with fear and question passion.  Do you sympathize or question?

Emotional Nourishment

We all require different emotional nourishment – what you feed yourself is not always enough to nourish others.

Another Perspective

Being heard isn’t about agreeing, it’s about acknowledging someone else’s perspective.  Where would it benefit you to hear another perspective?

Your Position

Defending your position does not articulate your message it shuts down communication – send instead of defend!

Be The Change

You can’t expect others to change, you must be the change you want in your own life.  You get one chance to BE YOU!

Unwanted Change

When faced with unwanted changed we tend to imagine the worst – if the worst is a possibility so is the best.  Which will you imagine?

Success

Success today does not guarantee success tomorrow, what are you doing to monitor and measure success so you can adjust for tomorrow?

Testing

Testing someone’s actions by expecting a specific response inevitably leaves one party misunderstood and everyone disappointed.

Defensive

Being defensive is often an indication of a hurt.  Seek first to understand the hurt before you respond to the defensiveness.

It’s Time

When you feel overworked and unappreciated, it’s time to leave. Staying may be comfortable short-term but long-term harms you everyday.

Fit

Skills may qualify you for a job but attitude determines if you’re a fit for a company.  Check your attitude at the door – does it fit?

Life is Better

Life is better with you in it – magic words for colleagues, friends, and family.  Who makes your life better?  When was the last time you let them know?

Loser or Learner

Losers focus on the loss, learners focus on how they need to show up differently next time.  Are you a loser or learner?

Imagination

Most people use their imagination to consider the worst, meanwhile that same energy can be used to imagine your ideal. Which way do you go?

The Unknown

Fear of the unknown prevents change and yet the known is holding you back from your ideal.

Well-Rounded

Most people want to be good at everything, for those looking to be outstanding remember there are no well-rounded experts.

Fitting In

Fitting in is overrated; after all you can’t fit in and be exceptional at the same time.

Great Divide

The great divide among people will continue as long as we judge our differences instead of celebrating what makes us each unique.

Not Natural

When we stop focusing on strengths and weaknesses and instead focus on natural and unnatural we stop wasting energy on what is not natural.

Attitude

Building a team isn’t about hiring the right skills it’s about hiring the right attitude. Attitude IS everything!

Looking Back

We are so busy looking back trying to figure out “why,” we are wasting our opportunity to ask “what next” and live fully today.

Show Up

What changes when you base success on how you show up instead of whether you “win”? (Hint: You “win” every time.)

Decommit

Learning to decommit from people and circumstances that don’t serve us is as important committing 100% to those that do.

Conditional Leadership

Conditional leadership is giving authority and taking it back – true leadership is supporting others to the level of authority given.

Keeping Your Word

Keeping your word is as much a commitment to yourself as it is a commitment to those around you.  What does your word mean to you?

We Judge

Often we judge; what changes when instead we ask, what can I do to bring out the best in this situation and the people involved?

Safe To Share

People aren’t truthful because you ask them to be, they are truthful because you create the space for them to feel safe to share their truth

Too Far Forward

If you don’t know where to start or you’re feeling overwhelmed you are looking too far forward. Success is found in progress not finishing.

To Do List

When you focus on who you need to be to attract what you want the “to do” list becomes beautifully irrelevant.

Creating An Identity

Creating an identity dependent on external factors – being someone’s wife or mother, working for a particular company or occupation – is no longer you.

Just say NO!

We say yes to a lot out of obligation.  The energy required to fulfill an obligation leaves us too tired to do the activities that feed our souls.  Just say NO!

Rearview Mirror

If we continue through life looking in the rearview mirror we will miss all the opportunity that lies ahead AND we will repeat history because we always get more of what we focus on.

Time

People stay too long in a job or relationship because they have invested considerable time – time does not equal value. How do you measure?

Fact

Don’t mistake your truth for fact – your truth is filtered by your model of the world while facts are data without interpretation.

Commitment

For most people commitment isn’t instantaneous, it grows with consistent action. Take small steps each day to create commitment over time.

The Start

The start of anything will determine the outcome of everything. Pay attention to how you start your day, meetings, week, even family meals.

Get Out

Get out of any relationship that prevents you from being your best self.  The longer you are lost, the harder it will be to find yourself.

Accept

For those who are used to giving, it is important to learn to accept from those who give to you.  Pushing it away will stop the flow.

Living In Abundance

Living in abundance is helpful when things are going well, it is necessary when you doubt there is enough.  What are you doing to practice daily abundance?

Imagine the Worst

Our brain’s way of protecting us is to imagine the worst, however staying in that mindset prevents us from discovering our best.

Between the Words

The real message lies in the silence between the words.  Are you hearing the message?

Faith

Faith is the foundation when you don’t have the answers.

Possibility

Where there is possibility there is creativity, resourcefulness, acceptance, willingness, and so much more.  What is possible for you today?

Celebrate Progress

In our work toward “achieving” we forget to celebrate progress and loose the greatest reward for our acheivements – fulfillment.

Natural

Instead of focusing on strengths and weaknesses, remove the judgement and look for what feels natural and in alignment.

New Life

In death (of a business partnership, personal relationship or physical body) there is new life if you are looking for it.

I Should

“I should” is something others are doing that your not committed to; stop “should’veing” on yourself and commit to something that fits YOU!

Being Heard

Being heard isn’t about hearing the words but instead listening with your heart.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is more than a catch phrase, it’s learning presence to create your ideal life instead of responding to the one you’re living today.

Love and Peace

How we look at things changes our view.  What would change if we looked at everyone unconditionally with love and peace in our heart?

Living In Abundance

Living in abundance isn’t about what you have it’s about how you exist.

Pause

Life is a series of experiences, it’s in the pause we appreciate them.  Take time to pause today.

Relationship Work

When your relationship becomes work you lose desire. Don’t work at the relationship, be the relationship you desire.

Actions Are Loud

Our actions are loud because people listen what we do despite what they hear us say. What do your actions say about you?

Maximize Energy

Life isn’t about managing time better is about creating a life experience that maximizes your energy.

Feel Success

Start each day with what it takes to feel successful instead of a list of things to do and you will find success.

Absence of Leadership

In the absence of real leadership people will be drawn to authority regardless of the direction or message.

The Truth

Are you willing to hear the truth in the statements to which you most disagree?

In Love

Being in love isn’t something we feel, it’s something we decide.

Perceptions

Perceptions are created through our senses, different people “make sense” of things in different ways.

Can’t Go Back

You can’t go back, you must decide how you plan to go forward.

Purpose

Getting things done may create accomplishments; being on purpose creates fulfillment.

WHY?

Many people ask “why” – is it more important to know “why” or to move past it?  Your answer will determine how quickly you get to the other side.

Tried Everything

After you think you have tried everything realize “everything” is infinite and go try something else.

Passion Pressure

Instead of searching for a “passion” identify what you enjoy doing consistantly – it offers the same result and removes the pressure.

Head Game

All business is a head game…the one with the most confidence wins…don’t let anyone/anything get in your head.

Self-Awareness

The overlooked key to leadership is self-awareness, how we can lead others when we don’t know ourselves?

Give Up

We give up when we run out of energy to remain on our path – what will it take to re-energize and continue your journey to greatness?

Leadership

Leadership is a full time job – it’s more than how you manage yourself and your team at work, it’s how you live your life.

A New Day

Today is a new day!  You can be and do anything you want today.  What will you do with this gift you are offered each day?

Competition

When you live in abundance there is no competition because nobody else is you.

Family Circumstance

Many blame family circumstance for their current dissatisfaction, family connects you by blood but doesn’t shackle your future unless you let it.

The Experience

We can’t always change our circumstance but we can control the experience we have during that circumstance.

Being Present

Being present is your mental awareness NOT your physical existence.  Are you fully present?

Energy Factor

We often think time is our issue when energy is the key factor.  How do you measure the ROI of your energy/the energy of your team?

Conscious Choices

It’s important to make conscious choices by asking, how will this impact me and anyone else involved?

Monday

Take what you love about Friday and schedule a little of that for Monday. Have a great weekend!

Focus

The more you focus on what’s outside the less you will have.

Are You Successful?

If success is a life you can’t wait to wake up and experience every day, are you successful?

Energy and Momentum

Focus on creating energy and momentum without being wedded to the outcome. The result may not come from where expect but it will come.

Fulfillment

Feeling unsettled is an indication you are out of alignment with your purpose. Where you find purpose you find fulfillment.

Clarity

Instead of asking great questions to gain clarity we let ourselves off the hook and then make assumptions that are wrong and/or don’t serve us.

A Leader

You are not a leader worth following because of title, you are a leader when you inspire the best in others and they follow.

Succession Plan

I’m going to work for as long as possible is not a succession plan. If you don’t have one your business dies with you.

Breaking Through

The mindset that make us successful when we start an endeavor is often the thing that prevents us from breaking through to the next level.

Younger Self

People want “back” the energy of their younger self. You’ve grown so much since then. Instead create an energy based on your ideal now.

The Result

The result isn’t the end, it’s your catalyst toward progress.

When I have

We trick ourselves into believing “when I have…” life will be perfect, I can take the next step, make my big move.  Decide you have everything you need right now.

Nothing I Can Do

When we say, “there is nothing I can do” we lose all sense of resourcefulness.  With infinite possibilities, is it true there is NOTHING you can do?

What We Really Want

We often work within the limits of what we have instead of realizing the infinite possibilities available when we focus on what we really want.

Financial Abundance

You aren’t money driven because you want financial abundance – gratitude for your current financial circumstance determines the difference.

Fear Into Fantasy

Fear is driven by the worst case “what if” and yet “what if” goes both ways.  Turn fear into fantasy by asking “what if” you get the best case?

Behavioral Style

We respond to others based on our behavioral style instead of theirs and then wonder why communication is difficult.

Seasons Change

Seasons change and no one questions it.  We resist change – in ourselves and others.  Appreciate your season knowing it too is meant to change.

Special

We want to “do”  more than humanly possible in an effort to be seen as special.  You ARE special!  Stop “doing” and simply “be”.

Create

Create.  Today.  That is all – create!

Identity

The most difficult questions typically challenge our identity.  What would change if you removed how you identified with the situation?

An Expensive Hobby

Without systems and a means to monitor and measure progress you don’t have a business you have an expensive hobby.

Existing Customers

It costs 6x more to acquire a new customer than retain an existing one.  How would your business change if you focused more time on creating an outstanding experience for your existing customers instead prospecting/marketing for new ones?

It Could All End Tomorrow

If it all ended tomorrow would you be doing what you are doing today?  It could all end tomorrow!

Fill Yourself Up

It’s important to give to others and more important to fill yourself up first because you can give what you don’t have.

Leverage the Rest

What you don’t do is as important as what you got done. Pay attention to the things you avoid, do what allows you to be at your best and leverage the rest.

Q4

Don’t stop in Q4 – momentum for 2016 is dependent on how you end 2015 while preparing for next year.

Music

Music has the ability to transport you to a different time, get you dancing, bring back memories and change your mood in an instant.  What music moves you?

Filters

On average receive the equivalent of 17 newspapers of information each day, our mindset filters the information we take in…do your filters need to be cleaned?

Happy

People, situations and things don’t make us happy, happiness is your reaction.  Choose to react with happy more often and see what happens.

Letting Go

Letting go of incomplete projects, “should’ves” and never-ending “to-dos” will open the space for creation.  Let go!

Happy Place

Where is your happy place?  How often do you go there?  Is it often enough to feed your soul and light up your heart?  If not, schedule time to go there TODAY.  You deserve it.

Out of The House

For anyone who works at home, it’s easy to fall into mundane routines; which is why it’s important to think “out of the house” literally and figuratively.

Perfect Right Now

What if you believe everything is PERFECT right now? Perfect because you decide it is instead of striving for a perfect that not humanly possible.

Half-Baked

Let half-baked ideas evolve, you may be happier with the result than the original plan.

Different Approach

When it’s not working, try a different approach.  Someone else’s way to success is not your way.

Live

People don’t die prematurely of physical conditions they die of emotional conditions that create physical complications.  LIVE!

Contentment

Contentment isn’t settling for where you are in life, it’s gratitude for what you have.

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Really, it’s not you – my issue with you is always a result of the meaning I give the situation which means it’s always me.

Infinite Inspiration

Motivation is dependent on external forces while inspiration comes from within – where there is a strong purpose there is infinite inspiration.

Enjoy the Journey

While the path to your goals may lead you down unexpected roads, your internal compass will keep you on track – have faith in your destination and enjoy the journey.

The Past

Hold on to the past as not to repeat history but beware of holding on so tight you prevent progress.

No Choice

When we don’t like our options we pretend we have no choice; and yet there are infinite possibilities when you look beyond what is obvious.

Habits

All long-lasting habits are fueled by purpose – find your “why” and experience the difference in commitment.

Intentions

Your actions indicate your focus not your intentions – the gap between the two is what’s holding you back.

Happiness

Happiness is a perspective you choose daily not something you work toward.

Progress

It’s difficult to see progress when comparing, your perception of someone else’s reality will always be an impossible gauge to measure by.

Priorities

What we talk about is what we hope for, what we do is the true indication of our priorities.

The To Do List

The “to do” list is often a reaction to your environment, there isn’t time to create your “ideal” when you spend your day reacting.

Where We Are

It’s only when we know where we are that we can see what needs to be changed.

Out of Integrity

You are out of integrity any time you don’t follow through with a commitment you made to yourself.

Imagine

Imagine a world where judgement is replaced by curiosity, can you see it?  Let’s create that today!

Assumed

What is assumed may go unsaid but it is felt and the result is often disconnect and misunderstanding.

Self-Awareness

Only through self-awareness do we have the ability to share the best of ourselves with others.

Vague Goals

Vague goals don’t get results.  Get specific so you can monitor and measure your success and experience fulfillment.

Success Your Way

You can force yourself to build your business their way but it won’t be sustainable long term, instead listen to your inner voice.  Success your way is the best way.

Timing

It’s not a matter of timing, it’s a matter of continuously creating what you want knowing it will happen at exactly the right time.

Inner Voice

Listen to your inner voice, it’s sending you a message when you know what to do and you don’t it.

Hustle

In business hustle is required, struggle is a choice.  Purposeful action will easily create the results you desire.

Big Break

While we search for the “big break” our life experience is being created the little opportunities we let slip by each day.

Last Day

If today were going to be the last day of your life would you be doing what you are doing right now? If not, change what you are doing.

Stuck

You may feel stuck because you aren’t willing to consider every possibility however that is a choice not a lack of options.

Silence

Often the answer lies in the silence – how much quiet do you allow before you respond?

Procrastination to Progress

Pay attention to your procrastination, what prevents you from taking action is the key to making progress.

Client Profile

A transactional client is easily swayed by your competition, a relational client is loyal for the long-term; you determine your client profile based on how you treat them.

Passion

Most people search for “a passion” as if it is something outside of themselves instead observing alignment and flow as the natural exhibit of their passion.

Quality

We tend to focus on production vs. quality.  What would change if you looked at the quality of how you spend your time vs. how much you produce during a given period of time?

Accepting

Accepting a situation without judgement allows you to be more resourceful.

Freedom

Despite the enormous amount of freedoms we are granted in the US, many live like they have no choice.  Own your freedom, choose your life.  Happy 4th of July!

No

What would change if hearing the word “NO” meant an opportunity for deeper understanding rather than the end of the conversation?

Tomorrow

Most people want results today and yet they put off working toward their goals until tomorrow.  What would you do differently if tomorrow didn’t exist?

Certainty

For those craving certainty in an uncertain world, make a list of all the things you can be certain about.  It is standing on the foundation of your certainty that you can face uncertainty.

Goals

To follow through on your goals your connection to them must go beyond the transaction.

Moment vs Longterm

Most people sacrifice their longterm goals to satisfy a need in the moment.  It never pays to be moment wise and longterm foolish.

Maximize Your Experience

Most people look at maximizing productivity at work but how would your day change if you considered maximizing your experience?

Regret

Don’t regret what you haven’t done; start where you are knowing where you are is the perfect place for you to be to move forward.

Planning

A plan is important but not an excuse for inaction.  Take a break from planning and take action TODAY!

Dreams

Dreams are food for your soul, without proper nourishment they lose energy and eventually die.  What will you do to feed your dreams today?

Weight Of The World

For those of you who carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, remember just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to pick it up.

Strong Purpose

Without a strong purpose there is no reason to concentrate; so we jump from activity to activity and then question our lack of fulfillment.

Own Your Business

Own your business instead of being run by it – stick to your core competencies and leverage the rest.

You Doing It

Simply because you have the ability to do something doesn’t mean you doing it is the most efficient or effective way to get it done.

Crystal Clear Result

Without the framework of a crystal clear result you are merely completing a series of meaningless activities.

Your Truth

The truth will only set you free if you believe there are possibilities beyond your truth.

Your Niche

Defining your niche doesn’t limit who you serve, it focuses your market and creates a following.

Success Questions

What questions would you ask if you were interviewing a company to determine their success?  When was the last time you asked yourself those questions?

Leveraging

Leveraging is managing to the result, delegating is handing it off and hoping it gets done.

Staying Positive

Staying positive doesn’t mean seeing everything through rose-colored glasses, it means staying resourceful so you can see options and find opportunities.

All Done

You may never get it ALL done which is why you must determine your top priority for the day, week, year so you can be happy with what you get done.

To Win

To win – create an intended desired outcome for every situation (don’t be wedded to it), allow, track the result and share the win.

Realistic

Being “realistic” is justification for your own limiting thoughts about what you believe is possible.

Control

Focus on what you have control over – you – and let go of what you don’t – everything else.

Always Win

When you let go of the outcome and commit to showing up as your best self you always win.

I Am

Most people believe, “I am doing to become” instead of “I am therefore I do.”  Fulfillment comes from being before doing.

Disengaged

In America most employees spend the majority of their day (8.7 hours) at their job and yet 83% of the working population is disengaged at work, that’s a huge price to pay regardless of the paycheck.

Why

Asking ourselves WHY we continue bad habits focuses on what is holding us back instead of what it takes to move forward.

Accommodating

In an effort to be accommodating we often sacrifice what we want, however to accommodate is to cooperate which requires mutual assistance toward a common goal.

Change

Often we associate change with denying ourselves something which takes will.  Since will runs out we go back to our old ways, instead grow into what you want/who you want to be and feel the difference.

Leadership

Having leadership isn’t something you do, it’s something you are and the only way to know the difference is if people choose to follow you.

The Navigator

A driver is important and yet without the navigator they are driving in circles.  Everyone has an important place, what’s yours?

Little Wins

Don’t wait for the big win to celebrate; celebrate all the little wins because stacked they create the big result.

Focus

After 90-minutes of intense focus there is a diminishing return so take a break from your computer/devices – meditate, walk, nap – and then return.  Notice the difference in your focus, energy and your results.

Unfulfilled

The only way to see progress is to get specific about your results otherwise your goals continue as dreams and you remain unfulfilled.  Decide today, what specifically do you want?

Going Forward

People often say, “I want to fit into the clothes I wore 2 years ago” – focus on what you want going forward otherwise you are always playing catch-up.  Starting behind is no way to get to your future.

The How

Most people become paralyzed by “the how” of creating their result – focus on the outcome and you will discover infinite ways to make it happen.

Strength

We don’t need to cure disease, which by definition only relieves the symptoms; we need to build strength to regain order – physical, mental and spiritual.

Empathy

We listen to others vent negative stories as a way to show empathy; however is allowing them to relive the story and build up it’s energy the best way to achieve that result?

New Beginning

Often we wait for a new year, a new season or a change in life (divorce, marriage, career move) to declare a new beginning.  What would change if you considered everyday a new beginning?

A New Career

Recent stats indicate 4 out of 5 employees are seeking a new career.  Since we know purpose is the key to fulfillment, managers do you know your employees purpose?

Actions Are Loud

Our actions are loud because others watch what we do not necessarily hear what we say.   What do your actions say about you?

Feeling Sick

Feeling sick is a symptom of being out of alignment – spiritually mentally, or physically.  We use medicine to deal with the symptom but we really need to evaluate the cause.

The Brain

The brain has two jobs – to answer your questions and prove you right.  The questions you ask yourself determine if you consciously direct it toward the future you want.

An Opinion

Often we ask others their opinion not really wanting their viewpoint but more as a means to validate our own.  Ask for an opinion only if you truly want to hear it.

Identity

Since we will sacrifice our values to keep our identity, what follows “I am…” has great power.  Use those two words to empower yourself.

I Am Confident

“I am confident” isn’t a statement to be made, it is a way of living exhibited through acts of humility, gratitude, personal responsibility and unconditional love.

Words and Time

Once used, words and time cannot be taken back..season your words with wisdom and spend your time doing what you love.

Unhappy Clients

Unhappy clients want to be heard – explaining your position may allow you to feel right in the moment but it always feels wrong for the client.

Operator to Owner

You know you have transitioned from business operator to business owner when instead of scurrying for business you are actively prospecting for talent.

Joke Is On You

The joke is on you if you are always trying to catch up from what didn’t get done yesterday.  Don’t be a fool, start each day fresh!

Right Time

Are you waiting for the “right time” to connect with a client, friend or family member?  The “right time” is always now.  Pick up the phone and call one person in the next five minutes.

You Are Right Now

Often we are waiting to believe we are amazing, gifted, successful, talented, financially free… (When I…then I will be…) What would change if you believed you ARE right now?  Try it on and let me know how it goes.

Communication

When communication isn’t working, ask yourself,  “Am I speaking in a way s/he can hear me?”  It’s our responsibility to make sure we are heard.

Labels

We are quick to label and yet the labels we use often connect us to things we don’t like; how much more resourceful would you be if you removed the label?

Disappointment

Disappointment comes from unmet expectations; unless your expectations are clearly articulated it is likely they will go unmet.

Searching

People are searching for their passion, longing for success and wanting happiness; until you define passion, success and happiness you won’t know it even if you find it.

The Difference

Know your result, come to the situation from a place of power, actively listen and notice the difference in your interactions.

Fly High

We can kowtow to those who can’t keep up so they don’t feel bad or we can set the standard, expect them to rise to it and watch them fly high.

Creating Momentum

The difference between “creating” and “doing” is momentum.  “Creating” results in a momentum that continues even when you stop, “doing” means you can never stop.

Best of Them

We often want the people in our life to change so we can be our best selves; and yet it is in showing them the best of you that you will see the best of them.

On Purpose

Clients have told me they are to busy to create a plan and yet without one you are left to respond to other people’s demands.   You find you have plenty of time when your life is on purpose.

Busyness

Busyness fills the day but doesn’t get results.  Focus on your result and you will find a lot more time.

Mastery

Quick results fade away, mastery comes from consistent commitment to progress over time.

Best Self

Your best self is a gift and yet everyone’s behavior at it’s extreme is a detriment. It’s not ideal to go to our extreme but it’s important to appreciate it because without it you wouldn’t have your best self.

Most Resourceful

The most successful person in the room is not working the hardest, he or she is the most resourceful.

You Should…

Too often we “should’ve” all over ourselves and in the end please no one, feel bad and become even less productive. Only do what is a MUST to meet your intended desired outcome.

Platitudes

Using platitudes to describe your company or service may offer general appeal but it’s non-memorable; in the specifics you attract your tribe and standout in a crowd.  Get specific!

Own Your Fear

Own your fear…are you really afraid of failure or what you think you may have to give up to succeed at the highest level?

Results

You don’t achieve results because you have money, you have money because you know how to achieve results.

Road To Success

On the road to success there will always speed-bumps but only you create barriers.

Not Choosing

By not choosing you are choosing.  For example, by not choosing a different career you are choosing to stay in your current career.  A choice by default is still your choice.

Generalities

Nothing can be solved or achieved in generalities.  You must be specific to get to the next level.

Everything Done

Success is not defined by getting everything done, it achieved when you reach your desired result. Don’t work to get everything done, focus on the important things.

Past Decisions

Don’t regret past decisions, accept they were made in the moment based on the information you had at the time and so you can move on.

Boundaries

People don’t cross our boundaries, we let them in.

The Symptom

Inaction or lack of follow-through is the symptom not the problem; where those symptoms exist mindset is always the real issue.

Sales Pitch

To talk about what you do, what you love and what you are good at isn’t a sales pitch unless that’s the meaning you give it.

Helping

When we do someone else’s work under the guise of helping we reduce ourselves to their standard instead of having them rise to ours.

Success

Success is not something you buy out of a box or work through a magic formula.  It’s a mindset!  Are you a success?

It’s Not Hard

It’s not hard (difficult), the mindset we bring to the situation makes it “hard”.  What could you believe if you didn’t believe it was hard?

Feelings

Feelings don’t come to us, we call them.  Whatever you are feeling in this moment is a result of your thoughts.  Change your thoughts, change your feelings.

The Yeller

The “yeller” shows up when someone feels they aren’t being heard.  Consider the impact if you asked the “yeller” in your life, “what would have to happen for you to feel heard?”

Find Your Purpose

We are not committed to tasks, we are committed to purpose find your purpose for the tasks and you will find commitment to accomplish them.

Focus and Discipline

People talk about focus and discipline as a reference to “doing” the right things, however true focus and discipline is about “being” in the right mindset.

Connections

Our brain makes connections between thoughts, people and experiences.  It doesn’t mean those connections are true.  If the connections don’t serve you consider changing them.

Purpose

Goals without purpose are simply tasks.  It takes purpose to stay committed to your outcome.  What’s your purpose?

The Result

It’s easy to mistake activity with outcome; fulfillment comes from purposeful action toward meaningful results.  Decide the result you want from every conversation, for each project, for your day, week, month, and year.

In The Moment

As thinking creatures we are often in our head instead of in the moment.  How many precious moments have you missed because you were thinking instead of living?

Indecision

Indecision is making a decision not to decide, which means we are responsible for our outcome whether we consciously choose it or not.

Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. shows us one man’s dream has the power to make history and change a country.  What’s your dream?

Look Up

Look up when you are feeling troubled and down.  The solution is always found in a higher place.

A Coach

When working alone we do what is easy or comfortable, a coach watches pushes you to go further than you would on your own.   Who do you have in your corner pushing you toward success?

Broken

People are not broken.  Often we have bad habits that need to be broken but only when we see ourselves as whole can we find the strength to break the habits.

Commitment

Commitment is sticking with “it” unconditionally.  Since we are not committed to tasks, we are committed to purpose when you find the purpose for your tasks and you will find commitment to accomplish them.

Without Purpose

Without purpose everything becomes a task and requires willpower.  While willpower runs out, purpose provides the fuel to keep you going forever.  Find your purpose.

Plans

Plans without a powerful purpose are merely a hope.  What makes your goals a MUST this year?

Solutions

Fear is easily found in generalities, getting into specifics is where you find solutions.

Our Database

We don’t make money off our database, we make money when we provide consistent communication and value to those in our database.

New Year’s Resolutions

92% of people who set New Year’s Resolutions do not reach their goal.  What one thing are you 100% committed to following through with in 2015?

Self-Development

Self-development isn’t about what you read or learn, it’s about what you apply.

What Would Change

Often when it comes to work we will try anything; what would change if you were as resourceful with your relationships in the New Year as you are with your work?

Stacking

Stacking evidence will validate your feelings in a negative situation but does allow you to create the experience you want?  If not, decide what you want and stack from there.

Purpose

Negative energy occurs when we are out of alignment with our purpose.  What is your purpose?  What does it take for you to get back into alignment with it?

Perfect Circumstances

We are impatient with things outside of our control – we don’t like to wait in lines, in traffic, for slow internet – but we accept putting our dreams on hold indefinitely waiting for perfect circumstances.  Today is perfect, what are you going to do with it?

Qualifying Round

We qualify what we want by where we are…if your dreams have to go through a qualifying round they will often lose and never become reality.

Move Forward

Is it more important to know “why” you are in a negative situation or what to do to get out of it?  The past provides context but rarely helps you move forward.

Sales

In sales (and we are all in sales) the goal is not to say as much as you can but to create an experience so you never have to “sell” anything.

A Boss or a Leader

You can be a boss or a leader, the differences lies in the depth of your conversations.

Self-Talk

If your self-talk was available for all to see would you say the same things to and about yourself?  Pretend it is and see what happens.

Moving Forward

Is it more important to understand why a situation exists or to determine the result you really want from the situation?  Your answer will determine if you are moving forward.

Defining Moment

In any situation our defining moment is how we deal with it.

Black Friday

Although Black Friday begins the official start to holiday shopping season it’s important to remember the holidays are not about what we buy but what we give.  The greatest gift is time and it’s always free.

Thanksgivings

‘Thanksgivings’ were regularly celebrated by New England colonists as a way to thank God for their blessings.  Practice being thankful today and throughout the year.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude

Gratitude is shown in different ways and has the power to alter a conversation, transform a day and change a life – your life.  How do you show your gratitude?

Say YES!

The energy around an obligation always takes away from the enjoyment of an experience.  Reserve YES for the experiences you desire OR create your experience by owning your choice to say YES (or no) in the first place.

Do You Have Fun?

Do you have fun and play or are you so caught up in the ‘busy’ness of life that you don’t have time?  It’s easy ‘to do’ busy and forget to ‘be’ fun.  Commit to being fun.

A Cluttered Mind

A cluttered mind gets stuck in today, a clear mind can create a compelling future for tomorrow.  What do you have to do to clear your mind today?

Measure Success

It’s important to measure success by your progress from the day before not distance remaining to your result.

Modeling Success

Modeling success is not one size fits all.  It’s not about adapting to do it “their” way, it’s about finding someone like you so you can do it your way.

Not Enough Time

Without a clear result it is easy to believe there is not enough time in a day, week, or even a year.  The truth is it’s never an issue of time, always an issue of focus.

What Is The Result

Most people mistake action for their end result – “I want to make 10 prospecting calls today” vs. “It is my intention to book 5 appointments with pre-qualified buyers by the end of the day.”  What is the result you are truly after?

Celebrate The Small Wins

In our search for recognition we wait for the “big one” – the big break, the big idea, the big payout – and ignore the gift of all the small wins along the way.  Celebrate the small wins, when stacked they are the “big one” called life.

Mindset

Mindset isn’t about being positive or happy; it’s about staying resourceful.  Focus on the possibilities of any given situation and you are on your way to mastering your mindset.

Trust Your Heart

Most decisions are decided by your heart in 11 seconds, the rest of the time is spent looking for validation of that decision.  Trust your heart.  Decide.

Veterans Day

Thank you to all the brave men and women who serve our country today and those who have served in the past to ensure our freedoms here in the US and share those ideals around the world.

They Can Handle The Truth

Often we don’t speak our truth in an attempt to spare another’s feelings.  The frustration, resentment and pain of a silenced heart is far worse.  Speak your truth, they can handle it.

Money

Money is a byproduct of the energetic vibration we give out which is then used for other things.  Money problems?  Change your energy, change your finances.

Your Brain

Your brain has two jobs – to answer your questions and prove you right.  What questions are you asking yourself?  You will be proven right.

Your Own Plan

When you don’t have your own plan, other people will have plans for you.

VOTE

Voting is a privilege…we would understand that if it were taken away.  Take time to VOTE today!

Committed

It is easy to say we are committed, our actions show us if we truly are.

Trick-or-Treat

How do you live your life – full of sweet treats or as if someone is always playing a trick on you?  Remember you get what you ask for.  Trick or treat?

Recess

Recess: the time of the day during elementary school when you got to go outside to play and blowoff steam.  Whoever decided recess was only necessary for kids ages 4-11 was a fool.  Everyone needs a little recess.  Take yours daily.

Breath

Breath is the most fundamental requirement to live and yet most of us breath quickly and shallowly.  How does your relationship to breath mirror your existence in life?

Pause

We tend to rush through life and often forget to pause and experience the moment.  In the silence of the pause we hear more, see more and feel more.  Pause.

Intuition

We intuitively know what is right for us and we question it because we hear it is not right for others.  Trust your intuition, it is your soul’s only way to navigate through this world of information overload.

Disempowering Questions

What disempowering questions are holding you back from what you truly want?  Ask better questions, get better answers.

Just The Facts

Since fact is largely influenced by each individual’s interpretation of the world “just the facts” for me will be different than the facts for you.  Not necessarily right nor wrong, just different.

Shifts Happen

Shifts happen when we focus on what we want instead of where were are.

The Truth

The truth lies in the depth of the questions you ask.

True Communication

True communication starts with another person’s first word not your first response to someone else’s words.

Who To Be

When you stop obsessing over what to do, you can focus on who to be.

Hard Work

It doesn’t have to be hard work, that’s the mindset we are bringing to the work.

Limiting Beliefs

Remember your limiting beliefs about what is possible or is not possible is based on your model of the world and are simply your beliefs.  Be careful not to pass them to others as absolute truth.

See MORE Often

Your life is already filled with greatness.  We don’t see it because we are busy comparing.  Decided to see MORE often!

Gifted

Each of us is gifted with natural strengths.  Most people waste time working on areas they are not naturally strong.  How would your life change if you focused on the things that helped build your natural strengths?

I Tried

“I tried” is a softener we use when we aren’t 100% committed to our result.  Try to pick up your pencil.  You can’t.  You either pick it up or you don’t.  Same is true with everything else in your life.  Stop trying – JUST DO IT!

One Thing

Stop trying to be all things to all people because until you are known for “one thing”, you are known for nothing.

Freedom

Freedom is not knowing when the week ends and the weekend begins.

Technology Fools

Technology fools us into believing we are more connected when in fact it’s keeping up with technology that distracts us from “being” with ourselves and others.

A Million Tools

There are a million tools (books, videos, audio) available to help you achieve your goals but if you aren’t clear on what you want you will be educated and remain unfulfilled.

Why

People don’t achieve their goals when they don’t have a “why” (purpose) strong enough to pull them past their daily distractions.

Trying

“Trying” is a softener we use to justify when we aren’t committed.

Laughter

Laughter is the body’s way to release joy.  How much joy do you let free into the universe?

Behavior

Someone else’s behavior is a reflection of the meaning you give their actions, not necessarily the intention they had in performing the action.

Internal Compass

Our internal compass knows the way, it’s when we accept the interference of outside vibrations we are misdirected.

Seriously

If you had the day to live over, would you take it so seriously?  We only get one chance to live each day so live it the best way the first time.

One Chance

You get one chance at this life, make each day deliberately extraordinary.

Customer Service

Your commitment to customer service is in direct proportion to how much you value your customer.  Do your customers feel valued?  There is only one way to find out – ASK THEM!

Faith

Faith isn’t believing in the unknown, it’s knowing with 100% certainty there is something larger than you to guide you through your days.

Grow into GREAT

We often look for the big victories and yet every little success stacked is what we need to reach GREATNESS.  Start little and watch it grow into GREAT!

Your Style

What’s your style?  Everyone has a behavioral style that makes them unique.  Isn’t it time to learn about and own your style?

Relationships

When we accept that all relationships evolve – and we stop dreaming about what they were in the past – we can be grateful for what they are in this moment.

Stuck

It’s easy to feel stuck except when you realize in most situations you have choices – you may not like the choices but when you recognize there are some available you open yourself up for even more possibilities.

I’m Sorry

“I’m Sorry” doesn’t acknowledge right or wrong.  Instead it has the power to break down emotional barriers, open conversations, show empathy and allow others to feel understood which is always right.

Self-Protection

Often people numb themselves emotionally as a means of self-protection but avoiding pain for the moment can leave a scar that lasts a lifetime.

Rules

Our rules for winning in life are often set so broad and high they are difficult to achieve while our rules for losing in life are also broad but set so low they are easy to accomplish.  Change your rules, change your life!

See More

Your eyes show you what you have conditioned your mind to find.  Focus your mindset on what you want and you will see more of it around you.

Save Time

Time is like money…if you don’t save time for yourself first you will spend it.

Within Your Control

Focus on the things within your control – your reaction and your actions.

Energy

Energy is your most valuable asset, protect it by focusing on people, actions and goals that add to or multiply your energy.

Support

Where you don’t feel support make sure your team does.

Perfection

Have confidence it’s perfect because it’s done instead of trying to meet some imaginary unattainable criteria for perfection.

Power of ONE

Nothing is done alone and yet it only takes one to create momentum so great it changes the world.  You are the one, what will you do with your power?

Loving Others

When we judge ourselves it’s easy to judge others.  Loving others starts from loving within.

Choices

If you are learning from those around you aren’t using other’s mistakes as a reason to stay comfortable, instead you are making better choices that move you into action and toward your dreams.

Momentum

Monitor and measure your numbers keeping in mind purposeful action to create long-term momentum is more important than achieving a numeric goal you set for today.

Live For Today

When we are unsatisfied with today our memory of the past becomes sweeter than when we were there.  Live for today and make it better than any memory can create of your past.

True Love

We often give love the way we like to receive love – what would change if you asked your partner, child, family member “how do you like to be shown love?”  That’s true love.

In Your Head

You can’t be present if you are in your head, think about all the things you miss out on when you aren’t living in the moment.

Don’t Do It

Don’t do it because someone told you to, do it because you are drawn to do it from your soul.  Long-term results happen when you are “being” not when you are “doing.”

What Works

Where does your business come from?  We get caught up in marketing and prospecting and forget to evaluate what works.  It’s vital to monitor and measure so you can do less by doing more of what works!

Happiness

Happiness is when your real life is as great as going away on vacation.

Power of Silence

Stop defending (yourself, your position, your reputation, your price) just be (confident, understanding, loving, empathetic, grateful) and watch the power of silence create a world based on your truth.

No Explanation Necessary

No explanation necessary – in the need to explain we often start to defend and sometimes offend.

Everything Happens For You

When you start to believe nothing and no one is against you, you start to see everything happens for you.

The Happening

You often can’t stop what will happen but you can always control the level of peace and grace you experience during the happening.

Faith

Faith is the infinite power that protects us from the effects of negative external forces – use it.

Dream

Today’s dream is tomorrow’s reality with attention, intention, and action.

Seed or Weed

Consider the energy you bring to any situation as a seed or weed – you decide if you leave behind behind something that will advance or restrict the environment.

Power of Intention

Go into every conversation knowing your intended desired outcome and watch the power of intention come alive.

By Default

The brain is a deletion tool, most people delete by default (based on the past).  That doesn’t get you what you want because there remains too many options.  Decide what you want, the brain will delete the rest and you will get the best!

Abundance

Abundance comes from within, it’s when we look externally that we feel we are without.

The Right Customer

There is debate over whether a customer is always right;  if the customer is not right, s/he is not the right customer for you.

Reality

Your reality is merely your perception of what you believe you deserve.  Create and confidently share your reality or be at the mercy of other’s perceptions.

Those Who Judge

Those who judge others often judge themselves.  Choose acceptance, love and understanding to create inner peace.

Trivia

Meeting other’s expectations is like randomly answering a trivia question, you may get it right every once in awhile but your chances of being wrong are greater.  Create your own result and you will get it right 100% of the time.

The Blame Game

It’s easier to play the blame game rather than realize life is of our own creation.  Your past actions got you here and your future actions determine tomorrow.

Access to Infinite

We have access to infinite information and yet many believe they have finite options. Paralyzed by too many choices we create our own limits.

Guiding Principals

What are your guiding principals?  If you don’t define your beliefs you are left to respond to others beliefs.

The More You Know

In this information age it’s easy to get caught up in “the more you know” forgetting about what you plan to do with it.  More isn’t always better, it’s just more.

The Enemy of Action

The enemy of action is more information.  You don’t need more information, you need more purposeful action!

To Be Part of Something

Most people want to be part of something larger than themselves and to contribute.  What would happen if you harnessed that human desire to WOW the people in your world – your clients, employees, friends and family?

A Day To Celebrate

What can you do today to make it (and everyday) a day to celebrate?

Getting Things Done

Often the things we don’t get done are more important than those that remain on the list.  Does it count as “getting things done” simply because it can be checked off or only if it’s massive action toward your BIG goals?  You decide.

Fake It Till You Make It

When you act “as if” your brain literally searches for ways to make it happen – act “as if” long enough and watch it become your reality.

Magic Moments

Do you track your magic moments during the week?  Start evaluating your success by the number of magic moments you have instead of the numbers on a spreadsheet and your results are guaranteed to be bigger and arrive faster.

I Used To…

Often people say “I used to…” and finish it with some habit, activity, lifestyle they feel they can no longer live up to.  Does that lifestyle fit today?  For most it’s no so why live in the past; instead declare what fits now and what you will do today!

Judging Others

When we judge others we are saying our way of looking at things is the “right” way.  What opportunities to grow and learn do we miss when our “right way” is the only way we see?

Free Speech

In the US we have the right to free speech; if you don’t express yourself at work, at home, or with your friends it’s your choice.  Own your choice.

I can but I don’t

I can but I don’t is not an excuse, it’s a sign.  Look at what you are avoiding.  Instead of forcing yourself and wasting energy, be resourceful find another way.

Step Above

It’s difficult to assess a situation when you are in it.  Step above so you can see the patterns, notice the distinctions and learn from them.

Freedom

While most people strive for the freedom to make their own schedule, it’s ironic we live trapped into responding to our devices in an instant.

Your Value

Your value is based on what you believe you deserve – there is no imaginary career limit except for the one you create yourself.

What You Want

We tend to be more clear about what we don’t want and we get more of it.  Ask for what you want.  Be clear.  Your mind has two jobs – to answer your questions and prove you right.  It will get you what you ask for either way.

Discipline

Often people talk about discipline as a reference to getting “things” done, however true discipline is about “being” in the right mindset.

The Art of Being Specific

The distinction of an artist lies in the details.  The art of being specific allows you to paint the life you’ve always dreamed.  The alternative is a blank canvas left to the whim of someone else’s brush.  Color your world!

Stepping Above

It’s hard to see beyond the horizon from where you stand, stepping above the situation is where the future becomes clear.

Reasons

The reasons you give for not getting “it” done may be valid but is that where you should be spending your time?

No Place To Go

Adults make decisions based on where they want to go, kids want everything all at once because they have no place to go.  Where are you headed?

Make It Mandatory

Where there is tremendous value there is no need to make it mandatory.

Hindsight is 20/20

It is said that hindsight is 20/20 and yet we repeat history with bad habits and limited thinking.  Picture what you want and the future will be crystal clear.

Justification

We often feel the need to justify our decisions to others which leaves the door open for questioning or disagreement.  No justification needed.  You know what is best for you, no one needs to know your reasons.

Simple Happiness

Simple happiness can be walking barefoot in the grass, appreciating a sunset on any given day, saying I love you to someone you care about…do one thing each day that brings you simple happiness.

Misunderstood

What we intend to express may not be how it is received, only the receiver can decide and no one can discredit how the information is received.  The next time someone expresses dissatisfaction with something you’ve said acknowledge their feelings and explain (don’t defend) if it was misunderstood.

Memories

Memories are the story we create about our past, the meaning you give your past has a huge impact on your future.  Does the way you remember your life help you create an empowering future?

Simple Planning

Planning keeps us from taking action so keep planning simple and action massive.

Autopilot

People often say “I’m cruising through life on autopilot,” autopilot may work short term but if you don’t take back control of the wheel you will eventually run out of gas or crash and burn.

Define Success

How do you define success?  You won’t find it until you define it.

May Day

Everyday is a day to celebrate.  Today celebrate spring, flowers and a new season…it was a long winter…buy flowers for yourself, someone you love and/or a complete stranger.

Your Reach

Your beliefs, your thoughts, your energy extend far beyond your reach.  They are carried into the universe by your children, technology and all of the lives you touch.  You are not one, we are all one.

Is it REALLY true?

The next time you are feeling negatively about a situation ask yourself “is it REALLY true?”  The answer is sure to give you a different perspective.

Gift of Expression

How often do we block our expressions of love, joy, frustration, anger?  We don’t like it when we are blocked (writer’s block, career blocks, relationship blocks) but we block ourselves so often our brains forget the gift of expression.

Desire

The word desire is met with mixed translations – when desire is seen as pure energy from within your ability to create is infinite.

The Magic of Flow

Often we get caught up in “doing” instead of allowing.  It’s important to take purposeful action and then allow the magic of flow to unfold.

Without Happiness

Happiness is always within, it’s when we look externally that we are without.

Good Friday

For Catholics today represents Good Friday which is “celebrated” as a solemn day of fasting in the church.  What is the benefit of a day that is called good and is solemn?  We know the outcome and for Catholics it is good.  Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Regardless of your religious affiliation celebrate today and make every Friday a Good Friday!

Expectations

We run around trying to meet others expectations when we are not clear on our own…often theirs is assumed and no one is satisfied.  Focus on your fulfillment so you can overflow abundance to others.

Stuck

You are stuck until you have a place to go.  Progress comes with clarity.  Get clear on where you are headed so you can take steps toward your destination.

The Last Word

You don’t need to have the last word in a conversation to have the greatest influence on the people you are talking to.

The Magnet

Commit to creating outcomes that make you the magnet – so powerful you are drawn to them and you to attract everything you need to accomplish them.

The Happiness Platitude

Most people suffer from the happiness platitude – people say they want to be happy but don’t know what it will take to create happiness.  Define happiness for you.  Be specific.  Until you know what you want you will continue to get what you have always got.

Kindness Cure

Have you ever caught yourself judging others?  Judging yourself?  Judging cripples while kindness cures…focus on kind thoughts to yourself  and kind gestures to others.   Kindness is the cure!

Reconnect

Disengagement happens when we become disconnected with our work (and our relationships).  What is one thing you can do today to reconnect at home or at work?

Core Genius

Success lies in your “core genius” – don’t worry about doing more, do what you do best and success is yours.

Curiosity

What would change if instead of reacting you approached every situation with curiosity and asked “what can we do”?

The Value of Your Energy

It is often asked, what is the value of your time?  A more prudent question would be what is the value of your energy?  Measure energy over time and you will see the true cost of not living your dreams.

Your Ideal

What is your ideal…relationship, job, family situation?  Everyone has an ideal yet few articulate it and then wonder why they are not happy, satisfied or fulfilled.  State your ideal, share it with the world and see what happens!

Did You Hear Me?

Often people ask did you hear me when they really want to know did you understand me?   Hearing the words is irrelevant, feeling understood is the key to communication.

No One Wants To Be A Fool

No one wants to be a fool but it is fun to be silly…make it a point today and everyday to be silly, playful and fun.  April Fools To You!

You ARE Mediocre

If you are not living life to its fullest, you ARE mediocre…and you are an example to those around you (partner, children, extended family, boss, colleagues, etc).  Is that the message you intend to send?  If not, what are you going to do about it?

STOP Getting Ready To Get Ready

STOP getting ready to get ready and take action already!  What is one action you will take today toward achieving your intended desired outcome?

Love Beats Anxiety

Anxiety happens in your head so practice being in your heart.  You can’t be in your heart (present) and in your head (away) at the same time.  Love beats anxiety (literally) when you get into your heart!

Faith vs. Fear

Faith and fear are both the imagination unleashed – one holds you back and allows dreams to go unfulfilled, while the other inspires you to take action knowing with certainty you are moving toward your goals.  Faith vs. fear, which one serves you best?

Is There Really Anything To Be Afraid Of?

Fear in its truest sense is clear and present danger…everything else is your imagination (a.k.a. False Evidence Appearing Real).  Unless you are in a fight or flight situation, is there really anything to be afraid of?

Passion Pays

Passion pays the bills if you focus on it, create a plan and take massive action.  Settling for anything less may put money in your pocket today but won’t pay off long-term.

Spring Forward

Happy First Day of Spring!  Spring forward today!  What massive action can you take to “spring” closer to your goals?

Progress

Progress creates hope.  Don’t try to go from where you are to the end result.  Go from where you are to the next step.  Where do you want to make progress today?

Celebrate

Don’t wait for a holiday or special occasion to celebrate – celebrate today.  You are worth it!!

Optimism

Optimism is an essential means of evaluating the world knowing there is hope for change and access to opportunity.  Pessimism often chosen under the guise of “reality” is a sense of helplessness known to lead to depression.  Both are learned.  Who is your teacher?

What Do You Want?

We are so clear on what we don’t want but do you know what you do want?  You won’t get what you want until you are clear.  So start with today, what do you want today?

FEAR

We all know F.E.A.R – False Evidence Appearing Real and yet we go through life fearful.  If there is no clear and present danger then fear is your imagination.   Conquer your fear by living in the moment!

Here or Present?

Here implies physical location while being present indicates directed attention.  You can be here and not present but not present without being here.  Are you here or present?

Good Intentions

What would happen if you believed EVERYONE came to every situation from a place of good intentions?  How would it change your response?  How would it change the interaction?  Try it and see!

Enter Your Moments

It’s easy to be distracted by thoughts of our past or plans for our future.  Enter your moments – be present – so you can enjoy the gift that is today.

Silence is Golden

It is easy to get caught up in doing, talking, managing…and yet true abundance is created in the silence…being, listening, meditating. Consider silence your greatest commodity and you will forever have the Midas Touch.  Silence is golden!

Your Season

Life like nature goes through seasons and each season is there to prepare us for an abundant harvest.  Appreciate today knowing the seasons always change and tomorrow brings you closer to your season of harvest.

Track Your Time

Punch the clock and track your time not by what you get done or how much you have produced but by the greatness of your experience.  We are here for a short time, what is the experience you want to have while you are here?

Chasing The Wind

Chasing success is like chasing the wind…life blows by and you’ve missed the beauty of today.  BE your best self, enjoy your moments and success will find you.

Don’t Settle

How you show up is not based on the situation or the other people involved; it’s determined by your commitment to BE yourself.  Don’t settle for less than you best self!  Consciously create the experience you want to have every moment of every day.

Thank You

Two little words that means so much.  Thank you for listening.  Thank you for the smile.  Thank you for being in my life.  Thank you for being my spouse.  Thank you for being my son/daughter.  Who can you thank today?

Productivity

If productivity is defined as the ratio of what is produced to what is required to produce it, are you productive when to cost to produce is energetic, spiritual and physical exhaustion?   (Re)Define productivity as what fills you up and watch production soar!

Set Your Pace

Trying to keep up with the masses only gets you lost in the crowd.  Set your pace.  Create your future your way.

Subconscious Gravity

The subconscious mind like gravity never shuts off, it pulls you toward what you believe whether you are conscious of it or not.  Decide today to pull toward what you want.  Imagine.  Visualize.  Create.

Destination Joy

This is your captain speaking and today’s destination is joy!  What is your itinerary for joy?  What time do you take off?  Where do you land?  Who are you traveling with.  Life is a journey -make it a GREAT trip!

Words

Words are easy to say and can never be taken back.  Use your words to create curiosity instead of disagreement, love instead of bitterness and peace instead of turmoil.

Plan For Outstanding

Stop planning your day with “to do” lists.  Redefine your day and create a plan for outstanding – who will you meet, what will you do, what experiences will you have.  Let me know how it goes.

Guard Your Heart

Life is energy.  If you guard your heart from being hurt you stop the flow of energy.  Love with reckless abandon and watch infinite energy and love flow back to you.

Inconsistency

Inconsistency results from a surge or shortage of energy – focus on energy management to create consistent results in alignment with your best self.

Family Day

Today is Family Day in Canada, a day celebrating the importance of family and family life to people and their communities.  Declare your own Family Day – commit to unplug (no electronic devices) – and watch the magic of your family unfold.

Count Your Blessings

You can’t be blessed and depressed at the same time.  Focus on your blessings by writing 10 each day, watch them build strength and push out negative feelings of the past.

Sleepless

Don’t spend sleepless nights worrying about what is in front of you…imagine what “could be” so the universe can work it’s magic during the night and watch your dreams come true the next day.

Motive Matters

What if your thoughts were played on a movie screen for all to see?  When it comes to energy and the universal law of reciprocity motive matters.  Come from contribution, come from curiosity, come from acceptance, and come from love.

Procrastination

Procrastination is a sign you are out of alignment with your heart’s desire.  Alignment is when you are pulled toward your goal instead of having to push yourself to get it done.

Engineer A Life

Do you design and build your life or do you respond and let life happen to you?  Engineer the life of your dreams and watch the universe conspire in your favor.

Where To Start

If you don’t know where to start you are looking too far forward.  Start by asking what will it take to get started?  You’re next action lies in each step not at the finish line.

Meant To Be

Everything is meant to be exactly as it is in this moment.  Enjoy the certainty.

Catching Up

You can not create abundance if you are always “catching up” from yesterday.  Start new today!

Integrity

Integrity is more than being honest with others, it’s standing in your truth about who you are, how you spend your time and who you spent your time with.

I Need…

We don’t need as much as we want and the word “need” comes from a place of lack.  Decide what is a MUST for you and then make it happen.

Job vs. Career

A job exchanges time for money, a career offers fulfillment for a lifetime.  Are you working a job or living your ideal career?

Occupation: Feeling Good

If your occupation was to feel good would you fire yourself?  You get to choose your experience here on earth, shouldn’t it feel good.

I AM…

I AM… the two most powerful words in the English language.  The words that follow are your identity.  Are using empowering or disempowering language after I AM?

Acceptance

Acceptance of others allows you to come from appreciation instead of difference; how would accepting others unconditionally change the way you communicate?

Confidence

Don’t wait to see it to believe it; believe it and you will see it.

Growth Plan

Many start the year with resolutions for health, family, and work.  Do you have a Growth Plan for 2014?  What books will you reach to grow your mind?  What audios will you hear to nourish your soull?  What events will you attend to advance your thinking?

Job vs. Career

You push yourself to work a job while you are pulled toward a fulfilling career.  A job is mere existence while a career is the key to thriving.  At a job you count your hours and in a career time flies.  Which do you have a job or career?

Pick a Word

If you had to pick a word to live by for the day what would it be?  How would that word change your perception about your work, your family and your life.  Give it try and see what happens.

Financial Security

Economy-proof your income by finding a career that creates fulfillment and alignment instead of working a job as a means to an end.

Finding Happiness

Is happiness really lost or are you stopping yourself from enjoying today because of the story you created about your circumstance? You get to decide if being happy is more important than validating your story.

Be The Attraction

We often get caught up in what to do…to attract clients, meet our ideal partner, land the perfect job…the list is endless  When you focus on who you need to be to attract what you want the “to dos” become beautifully irrelevant.

There is NO Truth

Truth is based on individual perceptions therefore there is no “absolute truth.”  Once we embrace our perceptions are not the same as other’s perceptions we can approach one another with genuine curiosity and a greater desire to understand each each other’s truth instead of proving our own.

The Procrastination Judge

We procrastinate doing the things we don’t want to do.  Does it make sense to judge our procrastination OR to ask “what would it take for me to move forward?”  Judging yourself keeps you where you are…while the answer to the question will set you free!!

Trust

Trust isn’t earned it is given.  If it had to be earned then it never existed and yet because it is given it can easily be taken away.  Trust unconditionally and be trustworthy always.

The Giving Season

While November is the month of gratitude, December marks the month of giving.  This season give of your time and give from your heart.  It’s the the gifts that cost so little that mean so much.

Facebook BEWARE

The are many benefits to facebook and other social media outlets but BEWARE of the fakebook trap and comparing other people’s outsides to your insides.  We are not always what we appear online or in person.  Love yourself, stay connected, post BUT don’t compare.

A Little Black Friday History

It used to be retailers would operate at a loss from January to November and “Black Friday” indicates the point in which they began to turn a profit  or “operate in the black.”  Enjoy the sales!

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s a day of food, family, friends and fun.  Be grateful today and everyday for all of the gifts in your world.  Wishing you and yours the Happiest of Holidays!

Your Story

Does the story you tell yourself empower you?   We are only limited by our beliefs about what we deserve.  Rewrite your story with spiritual, emotional and financial abundance.

Distractions

It’s easy to be distracted by other people’s needs when we lack clarity in our own goals.  Create your compelling purpose and watch the distractions disappear.

Daily Armor – The Best Way To Start The Day

How do you start your day?  Put on your daily armor by creating a mindset of abundance each morning – fill yourself up by reading, meditating, listening to music, drawing, journaling, whatever makes your heart sing – so you can guard yourself from the “stuff” that weighs others down.

Compliance

We create specific expectations for others and soften our delivery to the point where the desired result is not clear – stand in your truth state what you want and watch it come to life!

Taking The Leap

We often want to go from where we are now to the result. That leap can seem scary – what step(s) can you take to get closer to your destination, be comfortable the process and experience the benefit of progress?

Experiencing Greatness

What was great about today? What can you do to repeat it? It’s that simple!

Platitiudes

Often we use platitudes to describe what we want and then wonder why we don’t have it. What do you really want? If you say to be happy…what does that mean? How will you know when you achieve it? It’s time to be specific, what do you REALLY want?

Financial Freedom

Often people want financial freedom but don’t want to take the massive action to get there – what will you do today to create financial freedom for yourself tomorrow?

Habits

You are not defined by your habits unless you allow them to become your identity

Intention

When you determine your intention in advance you will find a way to create it, otherwise you left to respond to the situation in front of you.

Where are You?

Can you be found where your ideal client spends their time and money?  If not, you should be!

Systems

“We create systems to protect us from ourselves.”

Your Story

The story you create about your past will determine your future – do you like the way it ends?

Your Life’s Work

Your life’s work is not the occupation you hold at the moment but who you are during your lifetime.

True Wealth

Working for money may make you rich but true wealth comes from abundance within.

Stop Prospecting

Salespeople STOP “prospecting” – focus on being an expert/the best in your field and watch the prospects find you.

Start Today!

Today is the day you live like there is no tomorrow.

Seeing Is Believing

You won’t see it until you believe it so waiting until then will keep you exactly where you are – is that good enough for you?

Say “I DO”

Stop living by default – say “I DO” to YOU and create your “Intended Desired Outcome” TODAY!

Perfect

Life is perfect when you know you are exactly where you are meant to be regardless of how you arrived there.

Overflow To Others

Fill yourself up so that you may overflow the best of you to others.

Love The Tasks Left Undone

What you don’t do is as important as what you get done each week.  Once you understand why you are drawn to complete some tasks and not others you will learn to love the tasks left undone!

A Good Man

A good man is someone who takes action not because the outcome matters to him but because it is important to someone he loves. Celebrate the good man in your life.

Alone

If you feel alone it’s because you are…surrounded by people or in an empty space…you determine how you interpret your world.

An Intended Life

A future based on your past is a life by default.  A future based on your ideal creation is an intended life.  Which do you choose?

Are You Busy?

Busy doesn’t produce results – intended action does.

Be You

Always be you because you never know when the gift of you will inspire the gift in someone else.

Decide To Live

Young people don’t die of physical conditions they die of emotional conditions that create physical complications.  Decide to live!

Don’t Settle – Be Content

“Contentment isn’t settling for where you are in life, it’s gratitude for what you have.”

Feel Success

Start each day with how you intend to feel instead of a list of things to do and everyday you will find success.

Infinite Possibilities

Knowing who you are and understanding what motivates your decision making process opens opportunities to infinite success, wealth and happiness.

It Really Is THEM

Know with confidence it is never you – someone’s issue with you is always a result of their interpretation of you which means it’s always them.

Behave Yourself

Stop focusing on time management and begin to think about time behavior – it’s time to Behave Yourself!

Accepting Others

Accepting others doesn’t mean taking on their story – when your life is full there is no room for anyone else’s story in your book.

Motivation v. Inspiration

Motivation is dependent on external forces while inspiration is internal and within your control – take your power back by finding your inspiration to establish long-term sustainable success.

Daily Armor

How you start your day will determine how you live your day; protect yourself from “the stuff” that happens around you by putting on your Daily Armor – journal, offer daily gratitude, listen to music, meditate, or read – whatever it takes to start your day off right.