Focus on Change to Get Results

March 22, 2013…

"If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results."

Every Day is a Chance to Forget Your Past

March 21, 2013…

Every day is a chance to forget your past…your failures, your tragedies, your defeats. Every day is a chance to forgive yourself of past mistakes and move positively forward with lessons learned. Every day is a chance to start over again…with a fresh mind, a renewed attitude, and a passionate desire to be your best.

When You Think It's Someone Else's Fault...

March 20, 2013…

"When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot."  - Dalai Lama

The more I point a finger and blame others for my non-success, the more I am missing the chance to really move forward successfully. If it's going to be…it is up to me. Others may block us, sure, but only we can choose to stay behind their block…and not go around it.

Kids Can Be Pretty Wise

March 19, 2013…

As kids, when we "fell down" we systematically worked through the following pattern in order to get back up and "running" again:

1. Fall down.
2. Cry hard.
3. Find someone to tell about how hard we fell.
4. Wipe away our tears.

My "Doubt Defense"

March 18, 2013…

When self-doubt starts to whisper in my ear, I put my "Doubt Defense" on Red Alert.

Part 1:  I translate the language of "doubt" into its most pure and repeated message.

Don't Listen to Self-Doubt

March 17, 2013…

Self-doubt can be brutally paralyzing. I've heard its luring voice hundreds of times. I've been persuaded to believe it a few too many times as well.

Your Opinion Matters Most

March 16, 2013…

"There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic." - Zig Ziglar

I love this quote because it reminds me that no matter what people may think, say or feel about what I do, my personal passion for doing what I do is all that matters. Others may choose to complain about the negative direction the world is going…but I choose to do what I can to send it in a positive direction with my words and actions.

Point at the Person in the Mirror

March 15, 2013…

One of my favorite quotes of all time is: "Happiness is an inside job." (Attributed to Famous Amos).

You'll Be So Happy You Did...

March 14, 2013…

It's my experience that success rarely comes as fast I would like. And sure, even the most positive of us can find discouraging moments. It's the days when calls aren't returned. It's the days when all the feedback you are receiving is less than desirable.

But I know this…

Passionate Belief Differentiates Us

March 13, 2013…

I once read about a preacher whose services were attended by thousands of people every Sunday. When he was asked why so many people consistently came, he responded with passionate belief: "When you set yourself on fire, people love to watch."

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