Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Years are short

This short movie reminds us that no matter how long the days may feel, they pass faster than we can possibly imagine. It reminds us to live in the moment before it passes us by forever... 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Its the little thing that matters

Every day, every hour, every moment of your life, you face a choice. 
You can take a simple, positive action that can bring success to your
life or you can take a simple, negative action that will produce
different results.

Simple actions, repeated over time, will determine the life you lead
both personally and professionally.   Your coaching session today is all
about the "Little Things That Matter."

So sit back, turn up your speakers and enjoy the session.

Watch - It's the Little Things that Matter >> 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Believe in yourself

Most of the time...less is more. And sometimes, certain things viewed in certain ways have the ability to make an impact on our life in a positive way.

In light of today's movie, I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it quite well:

"It is not fair to ask of others, what you are unwilling to do yourself."

This quote pretty much sums up what this great little 3 minute movie is all about... enjoy!

Most of the time…less is more. Sometimes, certain things viewed in certain ways have the ability to make an impact on our life in a positive way. I think Eleanor Roosevelt said it best:
"It is not fair to ask of others, what you are unwilling to do yourself."
That thought-provoking quote pretty much sums up what this great little 3 minute motivational video is all about… enjoy!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The parents creed

Live Your Life with Passion, Purpose, and Focus.

As different as we all are, we also have many similarities. With few exceptions, we all have fears and desires. We all want to love and to be loved. We all want to do good and meaningful work. We all want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Most importantly, we all want to know that we matter … that we are special. But those “wants” can only be fulfilled through action. If we want to feel special, we have to BE special. If we want to leave a mark, we have to MAKE a mark. If we want a life of purpose and meaning, we have to LIVE with purpose and meaning.

Let this 3-minute movie inspire you to truly… Live Your Life Like It Matters!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

The empty pickle jar

Sometimes, life can be very stressful. Lots to do, but not enough time. This 3-minute movie will put it all in perspective. It's all about our priorities and the choices we make. I'll guarantee...it will make you smile, make you think, and make you want to share it with everyone you know. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


In my many years of business and life, I realize that there are quite a few things that separate the good from the great. But, if you asked me to pick only one reason why some are more successful than others, I would offer you this…your willingness to PERSEVERE.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Devastated Philipines

...Our Missions in Devastated Philippines
You can help save lives in the wake of this disaster.
Our deepest gratitude to those who have asked, "How can we help?"

PRAY! Then JOIN our Sisters, VIDES Volunteers and other lay collaborators in the midst of the devastation

Make an emergency gift to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund >>  

Typhoon Haiyan is one of  the most powerful storms to ever hit land. Communication lines between some provinces are cut and many areas are experiencing total blackout.

The seven (7) FMA (Salesian Sisters) communities along the path of typhoon Haiyan that slammed the Philippines Nov 8, sent initial reports of their situation and the emergency assistance that they are giving to the victims.
The typhoon made two landfalls in the northern part of the island. The FMA presence in Minglanilla-Cebu is along the coastal areas of the island which makes it strategic for evacuation in the event of typhoons. 800 persons were accommodated in Mary Help of Christians School.

The Sisters had packed food supplies ready for delivery in the earthquake-ravaged island of Bohol when
One of the effects of the earthquake before the typhoon.
typhoon Haiyan lashed out the country. 
Families accommodated in our school
These food supplies were then used to feed hundreds of evacuees in the classrooms of the school. The Sisters and volunteers took turns cooking noodles, rice, and canned goods. They also provided for their basic necessities, listened to their stories and consoled them. There are heavy damages in the houses of oratorians and students. Electricity and communications were cut off in almost the entire province and were partially restored after several days. A lot still needs to be done

At St. Mary Mazzarello School, trees were uprooted, electric posts fell down, and the roofs of the library building stripped off and flew away. Electricity was restored in the school after two days but a large part of the neighboring towns will take a lot more time to restore electricity. Classes are still suspended. Several students lost their houses while others suffered heavy damages.

At Mary Help of Christians School, roofs of the boys' dormitory were stripped off and flew away, trees were uprooted, and drainage was blocked causing high floods.

The typhoon made its sixth and last landfall in the northern part of this island while the FMA community is in the central part. We did not receive yet any news from this community. In Coron, the exact place of the typhoon's landfall, our Sisters reported that families sustained heavy damages to properties but they are unharmed.
As of this moment, from the news that we received, the families and relatives of the Sisters are safe but in the hardest hit city of Tacloban, 90% of the buildings were flattened. We don't have news yet from our Sisters' relatives from there.   

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Monday, November 18, 2013

The worlds friendliest restaurant

Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, is the country's only restaurant owner with Down's Syndrome, and the joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner's most famous export: hugs! Watch, love, and share Tim's inspiring story! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

No Glass ceiling, just blue sky

If you need a "shot of inspiration" just watch this beautiful 3 minute movie that shares some of Marcy's secrets to success. You'll love the music, the beautiful photographs and, the ideas will speak to your heart. 

Phillipines Relief Efforts

Greetings from Salesian Missions! 
Salesian Missions is in close contact with our confreres in the Philippines and with the Salesian NGOs of the Don Bosco Network In working out a coordinated response to assist the victims of the typhoon.
Thanks to all those confreres, communities, and apostolates who have promoted the Salesian Missions Philippine Appeal Link on their websites, email blast, and social communications vehicles (FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)!  So far over 94% of our relief donations have come thru the web. Thanks ever so much for your help in spreading the word.
We have a dedicated link for our relief efforts which is  http:/www.salesianmissions/typhoon.  In whatever way you could spread knowledge of this link would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to the communities that have already sent  in contributions for the funds and for the planned fundraisers in the various apostolates.  On behalf of our confreres in FIS and all our suffering brothers and sisters in the Philippines, many and sincere thanks for all your efforts.
PS: If there was a need for our Salesian Presence to street children in the Philippines before the typhoon, how much more will there be after the typhoon with so many children having lost their parents and families.   This video might help to show the impact that the Salesians in FIS have on street children  http:/www.salesianmissions.org/dream
Fr. Mark Hyde, sdb
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pep talk from kid president to you

It's not always easy navigating your way through life...
Taking the "road less traveled" can certainly make it all the more challenging!
Whatever path you have chosen, or find yourself on right now...
This short, funny movie will inspire you to walk tall and proud, and create something that will make the world awesome.
If nothing else, we hope it'll make you and your loved ones smile!
After all, if life is a game, aren't we on the same team? 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Believe in yourself

If you believe yourself to be an exceptional person, with talents and
abilities, one who is friendly and kind, healthy and energetic and
destined to have a terrific life, this belief will lead you to set
goals, work hard, develop yourself, treat others well, bounce back from
adversity, and ultimately succeed in any endeavor you choose. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The fork in the road

Every day we're faced with forks in the road. Specifically, we have to make decisions about whether to stick with the familiar safe route, or venture off into uncharted new territories. Most of the time, we choose the safe familiar route.
And for many people, this means they work hard and play by "the rules" (whatever they define those rules to be). Unfortunately, following this process means that many people don't accomplish everything they'd like to.

(or even a small fraction of it)
It's like every time they take a step forward in one area of their lives, another area seems to get neglected...

And if that sounds like you, just know that it's totally okay. You're not alone and you're not doing anything wrong. In fact, it's normal if you resonate with the scenario above. I know I have.

It seemed like whenever I'd get ahead in one area of my life, another one would fall to the wayside. The thing is, it doesn't have to be that way.

I know because the more I step into my personal best, I realize that more of my life aligns together more effectively and easily. It's something I'm still working on, and it's improving. Still, I'm liking what I'm seeing.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Change your thoughts, change your mind

Welcome to today's coaching session from MyInspiration4Life.

We have all heard the phrase, you become what you think about.  So as long as you are going to think anyway, why not think positive thoughts and get positive results?

Everything you say, do or become had its beginning in your mind.  With that being said, is it any wonder that our first coaching session together titled, "Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts" is the foundation of all others?  Of course not!

We are so glad you're here...so, sit back, turn up your speakers and enjoy your coaching session.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oil for your lamp

Mother Teresa said, "To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it." Most women are so busy filling the lamps of the people they love that they let their own lamps run low. Here is a little movie to remind all women to fill their lamp... 

Love is a gift

Welcome to today's coaching session from MyInspiration4Life.

Today's session is all about Love! And in an attempt to make love a little more macho I'd like to share a quote about Love from a pretty macho guy.

"I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting".
~ Sylvester Stallone 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Walk the Talk

Having values is important, but it is even more important, and challenging, to live the values you embrace and "Walk the Talk".

From family, to sports and politics, to our jobs and our communities we all need to learn to "Walk the Talk".

Let this great little movie be a reminder to us all...

So, sit back, turn up your speakers and enjoy the movie


Saturday, November 9, 2013


Each morning you wake up, remind yourself that you have a choice. You
can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.
And since it is your choice, why not choose to be in a good mood? You'll
feel better and so will those around you.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Courage does not always roar

When we think about courage, it's usually stories of heroism that come to mind. But for millions of women around the world, courage comes in a very different way. It's a quiet voice that gives them the strength to go for another day.

Take 3 minutes and be inspired by this new movie celebrating the courage and strength of women just like you. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jim Carrey went from broke, unknown ...

The first time I ever heard of Jim Carrey, he was on the sketch comedy show "In Living Color." Shortly thereafter, was his movie Ace Ventura and then his career-launching film, "Dumb and Dumber."

To be honest, since all I saw was the "dumb" stuff he was doing, I thought that was all that Jim was made of.

Sure, he later went on to do a few more serious films like "The Truman Show" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

Still, I saw those as being the exceptions to the rule and not really representative of the person I assumed / imagined Jim to be.

How wrong I was...

Did you know that he practiced manifestation back in the mid-1980's before it became known worldwide as the "Law of Attraction?"

Check out this video where he talks publicly about his transition from rags to riches (inner and outer) using visualization and manifestation...

On shows like Oprah, David Letterman, and more...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Just saying the word 'God'

Just saying the word "God" sends some people into a rage and others into profound peace. It causes wars and creates divine unions. People blame God for the bad in their lives while praising God for the gifts.

I find it amazing how one word can have such different meanings to so many people. There are as many meanings for the word "God" as there are people on the planet.

To some, God is personified - an all-knowing sentient being who consciously and intentionally creates situations.

(whether it's pleasure or suffering, peace or war, cancer or miracle healings).
To others, God is an omnipresent field of organizing energy which has no conscious awareness, yet all consciousness arises from.
And others don't even acknowledge the concept of "God" in any form.
Regardless of what you may believe about God...
Regardless of what you may have discovered to be personally true about God...
I think it's important to really acknowledge that God means different things to different people.

The thing is, none of this is really about God.
In this write up God is a metaphor for you and every experience you've ever had, are having, and will have.

Because each and every one of them, every thought, every emotion, every story you've ever told yourself means something different to you than it does to anybody else.

And if we can get so riled up about a three-letter word such as "God," consider how much more we get riled up each and every day with entire sentences...

P.S. Only by acknowledging how you fundamentally view the world differently from others can you develop the awareness to have compassion for those who are different from you.

P.P.S. And by "those who are different from you," I mean everybody you ever come into contact with. :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

You get what you give

If you've ever doubted what difference you can really make in this world...

Then please watch this short, 5-minute movie that beautifully captures how the small things we do in our everyday lives can make a big difference.

Go on - inspire yourself with this vibrant message that reminds us...

If you give a little love, you can get a little love of your own!


Monday, November 4, 2013


I don’t know what that dream is you have. I don’t care how disappointing it might have been as you’ve been working toward that dream. But that dream that you’re holding in your mind… it’s possible.

Some of you already know that it’s hard… it’s not easy. But in the process of working on your dreams you will grow stronger. 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

One Choice

One tree can start a forest,
One smile can begin a friendship,
One hand can lift a soul,
One word can frame the goal,
One candle can wipe out darkness,
One laugh can conquer gloom,
One hope can raise our spirits,

And...one choice can change your life.

Think about that. One choice, just one, can change your life forever. Simply put, your life today is what your choices have made it, but with new choices, you can change directions this very moment. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Finding Joy Movie

If you ever need a gentle reminder to remember what's most important in life... watch this beautiful 3-minute movie. I've watched it over 30 times and every time...I find joy!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Best video I've seen all year

And that's saying a lot because...

Right around this time of year, I always share it again. And every time that happens, everybody loves it!

Even people like me who have seen it several times and still enjoy it.

In fact, it is the most-forwarded video I've ever shared with you. :)

I remember the first time I watched Change for a Dollar...

I was only a minute into the movie and I couldn't stop watching.

I kept waiting to see what would happen next. And then next. And then after that. Then it was over.

And now I pass it on to you... :)

Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE?
Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples’ lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn’t take much to be the change in someone’s life.
Written and directed by Sharon Wright
- See more at: http://www.videosmotivational.com/best-clips/making-a-difference-videos/change-for-a-dollar/?fsid=ad947a6f77741276a14bad3e1e218486#video

Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE?
Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples’ lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn’t take much to be the change in someone’s life.
Written and directed by Sharon Wright
- See more at: http://www.videosmotivational.com/best-clips/making-a-difference-videos/change-for-a-dollar/?fsid=ad947a6f77741276a14bad3e1e218486#video
Is he asking for Change, or is he asking for CHANGE?
Follow a man as he affects multiple peoples’ lives with just one dollar, proving that it doesn’t take much to be the change in someone’s life.
Written and directed by Sharon Wright
- See more at: http://www.videosmotivational.com/best-clips/making-a-difference-videos/change-for-a-dollar/?fsid=ad947a6f77741276a14bad3e1e218486#video