Friday, June 26, 2015

Do you believe

Do you believe that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference?
Do you believe that we miss 100% of the shots we don’t take?
Do you believe that our aspirations are our possibilities?
Do you believe that Companies Don’t Succeed…People Do?
Do you believe that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give?
Do you believe that those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves?
Do you believe that many times… less can be more?
Do you believe that in the middle of every difficulty comes opportunity?
Do you believe that you’re always one choice away from changing your life?
Do you believe that when you’ve done your best you can wait the results in peace?
Do you believe that sometimes in the winds of change we can find our true direction?
Do you believe that laughter is sunshine in any life?
Do you believe that the most important things in life aren’t things?
Do you believe that a leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization not as it is, but… as it can be?
Do you believe if you throw your heart over the fence, the rest will follow?
Do you believe that customer service is not a department… it’s an attitude?
Do you believe that the price of leadership is responsibility?
Do you believe if you change your thoughts you can change the world?
Do you believe you can burn brightly without burning out?
Do you believe that the greatest management principal in the world is… the things that get rewarded and appreciated get done?
Do you believe that after the verb to love… to help is the most beautiful verb in the world?
Do you believe that whether you think you can, or you can’t… you’re right?
Do you believe that gratitude can change your life?
Do you believe that its not the things you get but the hearts you touch that will determine your success in life?
Do you believe that if you teach your child the Golden Rule, you will have left an estate of incalculable value?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Every now and then a video crosses my path that truly stands out as "beyond the ordinary" -- this is one of them. :)

Artistically, this video is stunning, original, and beautiful.

Emotionally, the way this "story" is presented left me speechless and with a tear in my eye.

There's no doubt that the group who created this phenomenal audio / visual experience is going to be making some BIG waves in the coming years.

Monday, June 22, 2015

How Rich people think

An Excerpt From
How Rich People Think
by Steve Siebold

The average person believes the harder they work, the more money they’ll make. Their linear thinking equates labor and effort with financial success. This is why most people aren’t rich. They’re following an outdated model of success and are confounded when they reach middle age with little money to show for twenty years of hard work.

The rich know that creative thinking is the highest paid skill in the world. Independent, creative thinking is the most valuable asset anyone can acquire. So while the masses are trying to figure out how to put their kids through college and retire on half of what they can barely exist on now, the great ones are building empires, living in abundance, and donating large sums to their favorite causes. This sets off a psychological domino effect, because once a person thinks and lives at this level of abundance, they know even greater levels of success are possible through the vehicle of creative thought.

Most of us were told as kids that if we paid attention in school, got good grades, and went to a respectable college or university, our success was virtually guaranteed. The reality is that few people who follow this formula ever get rich. They survive, and some become the most successful people in their families. But world-class wealth is rarely achieved by people who follow this model. The rich eventually figure out that training your mind to find solutions to difficult problems is the real secret to making money. The good news is that this is possible for anyone who conditions their mind to think this way, and then transforms thought into action.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Turn your rain into rainbows

This inspiring video helps us understand that we are in control of the way we think about and respond to life's events – in both in our personal and professional lives.

Whether you're dealing with life's daily ups and downs...

Or are weathering stronger storms...

You'll be encouraged and supported to see beyond life's storms...

So that you can turn your "Rain" into rainbows!

And find lasting fulfillment and success in your life. :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chain of Kindness

It is said that "what goes around comes around," but rarely do we see just how far our little acts of kindness can go. Especially random acts of kindness.

This short video is one that truly does show us how far our seemingly irrelevant actions can go...

How each and every little moment in our lives can have a meaningful impact in the world, and especially in other peoples' lives.

Watch it.

Love it.

And share it so we can keep the chain going! :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Why do most sales people fail?

There is a logical order to selling.  The steps have to be followed in a logical sequence, like dialing a telephone number, or you don’t get through. Ask questions, use effective listening skills, and answer any objections the customer may have and you will soon be on your way to closing the sale.

Selling out of sequence kills the sale. You can do all the right things, but if you do them in the wrong order, just like preparing a recipe, you will not be successful.

Your ability to sell more, better, faster, and more efficiently than before is the key not only to your personal success as a salesperson, but to the success of your company, as well.

Watch this short clip from well renowned Speaker, Author and Consultant on how and why most sales people fail.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Why do bad things happen to people who follow their dreams

Have you ever feel like you are just coasting through life & missing out on becoming the person you were destined to be?

Or have you felt like you're trying your hardest to live up to your greatest potential -- to make a difference - to live out those dreams in your heart...

But something keeps getting in your way? Holding you back?

This can be discouraging. Somewhere along the way we might lose sight and motivation to pursue what really makes us happy.

We might resign ourselves to being okay with just getting by in life. And accepting that some people get to live their dreams...

(just not us)

Sometimes the weight of our daily lives can deter us from taking the first step towards manifesting our heart's desires. Towards living a life of abundance. And towards truly living up to our greatest potential.

While that might sound pretty heavy - today's video is REALLY powerful.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What kind of builder are you?

Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side-by-side,sharing machinery and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.

Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference and finally, it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.

One morning there was a knock on John's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox: "I'm looking for a few days' work," he said. "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there I could help with? Could I help you?"

"Yes," said the older brother. "I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That's my neighbor. In fact, it's my younger brother!

Last week there was a meadow between us. He recently took his bulldozer to the river levee and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I'll do him one better. See that pile of lumber by the barn? I want you to build me a fence an 8-foot fence – so I won't need to see his place or his face anymore."

The carpenter said, "I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post-hole digger and I'll be able to do a job that pleases you."

The older brother had to go to town, so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready and then he was off for the day. The carpenter worked hard all that day – measuring, sawing and nailing. About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. The farmer's eyes opened wide, his jaw dropped.

There was no fence there at all.

It was a bridge... A bridge that stretched from one side of the creek to the other! A fine piece of work, handrails and all! And the neighbor, his younger brother, was coming toward them, his hand outstretched..

"You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I've said and done."

The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, and then they met in the middle, taking each others hand. They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox onto his shoulder.

"No, wait! Stay a few days. I've a lot of other projects for you," said the older brother.

"I'd love to stay on," the carpenter said, "but I have many more bridges to build."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

You become what you think

Some of the most successful people will tell you that their achievement was fast tracked by learning from someone who had already achieved success in what they wanted to do. It is also true that you become your environment, if you surround with people with low aspirations… who moan and complain all the time, then that is what you will become. People like that are toxic to your own happiness and success.

Many successful people will tell you that they found the most benefit by being in a mastermind group of like-minded people they could bounce ideas off and feel inspired by!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Rules for the Game of Life

from If Life Is a Game…These Are the Rules
by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called "life." Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.

Why are you here? What is your purpose? Humans have sought to discover the meaning of life for a very long time. What we and our ancestors have overlooked, however, in the course of this endless search, is that there is no one answer. The meaning of life is different for every individual.

Each person has his or her own purpose and distinct path, unique and separate from anyone else's. As you travel your life path, you will be presented with numerous lessons that you will need to learn in order to fulfill that purpose. The lessons you are presented with are specific to you; learning these lessons is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.

Once you have learned the basic lessons taught to you by your own body, you are ready for a more advanced teacher: the universe. You will be presented with lessons in every circumstance that surfaces in your life. When you experience pain, you learn a lesson. When you feel joy, you learn a different lesson. For every action or event, there is an accompanying lesson that must be learned.

As you travel through your lifetime, you may encounter challenging lessons that others don't have to face, while others spend years struggling with challenges that you don't need to deal with. You may never know why you are blessed with a wonderful marriage, while your friends suffer through bitter arguments and painful divorces, just as you cannot be sure why you struggle financially while your peers enjoy abundance. The only thing you can count on for certain is that you will be presented with all the lessons that you specifically need to learn; whether you choose to learn them or not is entirely up to you.

The challenge of Rule Two, therefore, is to align yourself with your own unique path by learning your individual lessons. This is one of the most difficult challenges you will face in your lifetime, as sometimes your path will lead you into a life that is radically different from others. Don't compare your path to those around you and focus on the disparity between their lessons and yours. You need to remember that you will only be faced with lessons that you are capable of learning and are specific to your own growth.

If you are able to rise to this challenge, you can unravel the mystery of your purpose and actually live it. You cease being a victim of fate or circumstance and become empowered—life no longer just "happens to you." When you are working toward fulfilling your true purpose, you discover astonishing gifts within yourself that you may have never known you have. This process may not be easy, but the rewards are well worth the struggle.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

We become what we think...

 An Excerpt From
The Strangest Secret
by Earl Nightingale

George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

Well, it’s pretty apparent, isn’t it? And every person who discovered this believed (for a while) that he was the first one to work it out. We become what we think about.

Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry—his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing… he becomes nothing.

How does it work? Why do we become what we think about? Well, I’ll tell you how it works, as far as we know. To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.

Suppose a farmer has some land, and it’s good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision.

We’re comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn’t care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant.

Now, let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand—one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds—one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land…and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.

As it’s written in the Bible, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”

Remember the land doesn’t care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants—one corn, one poison.

The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant…success…or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal…or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant must return to us.

You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

The heart of a leader

 The Heart of a Leader
by Ken Blanchard

Start your people on a journey to the land of empowerment, but don’t forget that they need boundaries. If you cut them loose without any direction, they will get lost and revert back to their old unempowered habits. Like the banks of a river, boundaries have the ability to channel energy in the right direction. If you take away the boundaries, your people will lose their momentum and direction. Boundaries that create autonomy include:

Purpose—what does your company do?
Values—what are your company’s operational guidelines?
Goals—where is your company headed?
Roles—who does what?
Structure—how is your company organized?

Don’t send inexperienced people off alone and then punish them when they make mistakes. Establish clear boundaries that will free them to make decisions, take initiative, act like owners, and stay on track.