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Seek out "Extra Mile" People...

May 10, 2010...

I am really lucky.

Why? I am surrounded by total "extra-mile" people.

I don't know about you, but when I am around an "extra-mile" person, I flat out get better. My productivity increases. My energy raises. My vision soars.

And that's a very powerful place to exist. In my mind, it's the best place to exist.

Do you want more success in all areas of your life?

What ONE special thing...?

May 9, 2010...

What one thing would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

Would you switch careers? Run for political office? Write a book? Or become a professional dancer?

Would you start a business? Fix a broken relationship? Run a 10K? Or raise a child?

Would you say "yes" to marriage? Go back to school? Start an organization? Or ask that special person out?

What would you do...that one special thing...if you knew you couldn't fail?

Think about it.

"I want to be the best I can be!"

May 8, 2010...

"I want to be the best I can be!"

It's an admirable goal...no doubt. Desiring to be the very best person we can pays rich rewards in a number of life-changing areas:

1. Our careers prosper and opportunities open.

2. Our relationships grow and great people enter our lives.

3. Our decisions improve as "cause and effect" thinking becomes a part of who we are.

4. Our life purpose becomes more defined.

The Glory...and the Gory

May 7, 2010...

The past.

We all have one.

Some people live in the glory days of their past.

In doing so, they limit the glory days of their future.

Some people allow the failures of their past to choke their initiative and drive.

"Extra ordinary" versus "Extraordinary"

May 6, 2010...

In my mind, there are two different ways to live.

1. “Extra ordinary”

2. “Extraordinary”

Extra ordinary” versus “extraordinary.”

The “extra ordinary” life is dedicated to nothing special. There is not great purpose. No big risks. There is little positive adrenalin…and zero empowerment.

"The Best Is Yet To Come!"

May 5, 2010...

"The best is yet to come!"

I believe it. I dream it. I live it.

Believing "the best is yet to come" gives my day physical energy.

I can empower.

Believing "the best is yet to come" gives me the desire to dream bigger.

I can motivate.

Believing "the best is yet to come" gives me total optimism.

A time to step back...

May 4, 2010...

Today, I had to take a breath. A big one.

Probably like you, I have a lot of things on my plate right now. The accumulation of those things is pretty heavy at times, and I'm not immune to stress leaking through the cracks in my armor.

The armor part I am kidding about. The stress I am not.

A sponsor says "no." The call you were waiting for doesn't come. The deadline is coming at you like a locomotive with no brakes.

You know all the stress things. They are universal.

Energy Givers...Energy Stealers

May 3, 2010...

In all of our conversations...at all times...we are either "giving energy" or "stealing energy."

Which do you do?

Think for a moment how you interact with others...friends, family, your boss, co-workers, the postman, the grocery clerk...strangers.

What's your tone?

What's your body language?

Are you confrontational or encouraging?

Are you positive or negative?

Rejection: A Touchy Topic

May 2, 2010...

Rejection.

Yuck.

Undoubtedly, this is not a subject high on many people's favorite discussion topics. Talking about our rejections and failures takes us to a place...well...it just doesn't feel very good to go there, does it?

But the "rejection" topic is super important as we move forward in life...and frankly...we need to not only get used to it, but use it to motivate us further.

Rejection comes with living.

Rejection comes with setting goals.

The magic "26"...

May 1, 2010...

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

This short, little sentence actually contains every one of the 26 letters of the alphabet. (Go ahead...look! The "q"...the "x"...the "z"...yep! They're all there!)

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