Saturday, March 30, 2019

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude | Jack Canfield

If I could teach you only ONE THING to help you live a happier and more successful life, it would be this: Your mindset determines your reality. You get what you expect, whether it be positive or negative. Your outlook will begin to define your results.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why You Should Define Your Fears Instead Of Your Goals | Tim Ferriss

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls "fear-setting." Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment, and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

The Power of Your Space | Tony Robbins

How does your environment affect you, for better or for worse? Think about where you feel happiest. It’s likely somewhere open and inviting, like your favorite room in your home with lots of windows or a local park. On the other hand, what type of environment causes you to live in a depressed or stagnant state? Your mind probably jumped to a dimly lit cubicle or busy city street. Where you spend your time directly affects how you feel. When we look further into how our surroundings affect us, we find that this same notion has been studied for centuries. Philosophers used to wonder this same question – how are we impacted by our surroundings – and today, modern research is able to back up these claims. There’s data out there supporting that people who are exposed to nature more often are less stressed at work. It’s also proven that the way we interact with our environment influences how we understand it. For instance, when given a map, travelers think about their relationship to space in terms of their proximity to objects, whereas when traveling without a map, people think more about how they physically move through a new space and their personal relation to the area. The way we feel, think and develop a sense of self is closely tied to how we feel about our surroundings. Where you spend your time has the power to shape who you are as a person, which shouldn’t be taken likely. Choose environments that empower you to become the best version of yourself, instead of places that make you feel sad and stagnant.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Don't Let The Devil Ride

You know. . . sometimes great teachings come from a simple blues song. It starts so powerfully with the title on this video: Don't Let The Devil Ride. The song is Don't Let Him Ride by Aaron Neville. In the first part he says, don't let the devil ride because he will want to drive. Don't let him in because he will want to rule, to be in charge, to do as he sees fit and that might not agree with our inner host. 

Of course, we always have the choice, don't we? We can let the devil rule, make decisions, or we can choose from our better nature. It makes no difference whether we are choosing in business affairs or personal affairs. It makes no difference because our lives are our own to rule as we choose.

We can choose to love or we can choose to be in contempt of others. We can be uplifting or we can destroy with our words and actions. We can serve our clients or try to find a way to serve only ourselves.

Don't let the devil in your car because he is absolutely gonna want to drive! Just keep on driving and following the bright road ahead.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I want to share a post from the John Maxwell Blog on these three great questions:

"One of my roles as a motivational teacher is to try to help people reach their potential. For years, I tried to inspire passion in audiences by going about it the wrong way. I used to tell people about what made me passionate, what made me want to get out and do my best. But I could see that it wasn’t having the effect I desired – people just didn’t respond. I couldn’t ignite others’ passion by sharing my own.

I decided to change my focus. Instead of sharing my passion, I started helping others discover their passion. To do that, I ask these questions:

What do you sing about?
What do you cry about?
What do you dream about?

The first two questions speak to what touches you at a deep level today. The third answers what will bring you fulfillment tomorrow. The answers to these questions can often help people discover their true passion.

While everybody can possess passion, not everyone takes the time to discover it. And that’s a shame. Passion is fuel for the will. Passion turns your have-to’s into want-to’s. what we accomplish in life is based less on what we want and more on how much we want it. The secret to willpower is what someone once called wantpower. People who want something enough usually find the willpower to achieve it.

You can’t help people become winners unless they want to win. Champions become champions from within, not from without."

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Minute With Maxwell: What Have You Learned? - John Maxwell Team

Everybody has experiences. But it’s not the experience that shapes us. It’s what we have learned from it- which comes only after we have taken the time to evaluate it.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

IQ vs. EQ: What's More Important? | Jack Canfield

Most people are familiar with the term, “IQ.” As you probably know, stands for "intelligence quotient." But what about "EQ" or "emotional quotient?" Which one is more important for success in life?

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Accountability and Reflection

Who is accountable? That's easy. We are. We are accountable to ourselves to others and for every thought we have. But we may often think of blaming others for whatever results we may see and it is easy to look around the world through media and see there is a whole lot of trying to find others accountable that is going on.

Let's look at accountable reflection for a moment. It may seem strange to put those two words together, but they really do go hand in hand. As we reflect on how our day went, how our lives have been thus far and how things generally have turned out for us, this is a way that we can see how we can be accountable for our thoughts and our actions.

Jim Rohn used to call that "running the tapes," at the end of the day, after the sale or whatever period we may choose to reflect on. And, he often used the word responsible or responsibility as we would reflect. We can choose to accept responsibility for our actions and our thoughts as to how things came to be or we can find blame and seek to release our responsibility to be accountable.

When it comes down to it, we are the ones responsible and so it is very beneficial to ask ourselves from time to time how we did and be fair and honest with ourselves. Did I give my best today? Did I give my best efforts on that task, the sale, or other opportunities that I had today? Did I tell my spouse, my family, that I loved them? Did I treat others with respect and dignity? Was I critical of others? Was I appreciative of others today? Did I praise anyone today?

As Jim said, it is good to run the tapes at the end, and I agree with that, but let us consider running the tapes all the while we are in motion. Change the question from did I? to am I? Am I giving my best efforts to this task or to this prospect? Am I loving my family and letting them know often? Am I respecting the person in front of me? Am I excited about the opportunities that I have right now? Am I appreciative? Am I praising people and recognizing their contributions?

Who is accountable? I am. Who is responsible? I am. Let me reflect on that!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

John Maxwell | Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

"Have you ever knowingly helped a person realize a lifetime dream?" Good leaders ask great questions!

Monday, March 4, 2019

A Motivational Minute with Bart

A Motivational Minute

Getting clear about where you are right now and where you want to be. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

How to Turn FEAR into FUEL | Jack Canfield

As humans, we are programmed to feel fear. That’s actually a good thing, as it has played a crucial role in our survival as a species. However, you cannot allow fear to completely control your life, getting in the way of the success you yearn for.