The "BIG Minded People" Club

February 27, 2010...

Oprah is definitely one.

So is Trump...and Gates...and certainly the President.

Add Hillary and Will Smith and every organization associated with a grand cause to the list, too.

You can write your name on the list and be a member, too, if you'd like.

You can...that is...if you can think BIG enough.


February 26, 2010...

Is there a goal you once had that has been cast aside because of life events?

Perhaps it's time to revisit that goal, and once again, direct your own destiny.

The day we TEMPORARILY stop trying to accomplish something that is important to each of us is the day we allow ourselves to be pushed to the passenger side of our own life journey.

NINE words. THREE questions.

February 25, 2010...

The older we get, the faster it seems life flies by, doesn't it?

How many times have you found yourself asking "Where did the day/week/month/year go?"

Lots, no doubt.

As the months of the calendar pages inevitably turn from one to another, it may be a good idea to start thinking about NINE simple words composed in THREE complex questions.

1. Did I live?

2. Did I love?

A Debilitating Emotion

February 24, 2010...

I'm sure you've experienced it.

That sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that has the ability to cement any and all forward movement.

That voice in your head that shouts out, "Don't do it! It's too risky!"

That singular moment when you put everything on hold.

The experience is FEAR. And its effects can be debilitating beyond imagination.

FEAR causes us to quit. It causes us to stay.

An End of the Day Test

February 23, 2010...

At the end of the day, what do you remember more: the good things that happened...or the bad things?

At the end of today, take a test.

Type into the search engine of your brain: "What do I remember about today?"

What events, people, experiences, and moments come up?

Your answer might tell you a lot about what you've programmed your brain to focus on the most in life.

"Marley and Me"

February 22, 2010...

Being able to "think" and "feel" are two of the most special gifts we've been given.

Last night, I was provided a chance to do both.

Your Wish List

February 21, 2010...

"I wish..."

"I wish I had a new car." "I wish I had a better job." "I wish I had gone to college." "I wish I could date a girl like that." "I wish I had more money." "I wish business was better." "I wish my kids cared about studying more." "I wish I could lose weight." "I wish I could find the courage to tell him."

A Cold, Hard Truth

February 20, 2010...

I had a conversation recently with somebody regarding why people choose not to focus on personal development. In this conversation, we covered why people shy away from putting in the work necessary to really create the sort of life they desire.

Our conclusions were interesting.

Before I mention some of our conclusions (in brief), let me throw a few rhetorical questions out there:

1. True or false: Do most people desire to be happy?

Inspiration. Motivation. Transformation.

February 19, 2010...

To be "inspired." To be "motivated." To be "transformed."

Inspiration. Motivation. Transformation.

I believe when true change reaches an individual, these three words work together in perfect sequence. One doesn't guarantee the other...but the goal is that one will follow the other.

The Easy Road

February 18, 2010...

"I'll do it tomorrow." I've said it in my life a lot.

"I'm can wait." Yeah...I've liked that one a few times, too.

"Oh...what's one more day?" That's a good one, too, isn't it?


They makes us feel better for a moment, but get to used to using them and they can wage war on your goals and success.

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