A Few "Accountability" Tips...

June 6, 2010...


One word NEVER to avoid

June 5, 2010...

The SUM of the "SOMES"

June 4, 2010...

We each are unbelievably unique. It's not cliche. No way.

Some of us are leaders. Some of us are encouragers, doers, and great at supporting others. Some of us love detail, while others love big picture thinking. Some are great in groups...and some are fantastic one-on-one. Some are great with numbers...and others with ideas. Some love helping and teaching...while others love building and creating. We have a whole bunch of "SOMES"...and we need them all.

Adding "emotion to your motion"

June 3, 2010...


"Yep...I did that, too...check."

Working items off a "To Do" list always has its benefits. In this, there is no doubt. But sometimes, it's HOW WE DO the things that we check off the list that can really produce results.

Of course, there is nothing like taking action on our daily plan. Running through the tasks on the list gives us a feeling of accomplishment. And this is good.

There is no silver bullet

June 2, 2010...

Some people seem to be on a perpetual quest to find that once-in-a-lifetime get-rich-quick scheme.

"If I can only find that one opportunity...everything will just come easy!"

My experience is that achieving legitimate financial success comes wrapped in hard work. There is no easy way. There is no magical money-making elixir. There is no silver bullet.

Just hard work.

And time.

How lucky can we get?

June 1, 2010...

"Statistically, the probability of any of us being here is so small that you'd think the mere fact of existing would keep us all in a contented dazzlement of surprise."
   - Lewis Thomas, Biologist

It's a miracle!

Your life. My Life.

It's all a miracle! And we are so lucky!

If on one of those days you ever start feeling unlucky, dare to be dazzled by the miracle of life...YOUR life.

"It is what it is."

May 31, 2010...

"It is what it is."

That's how I have learned to deal with news. The bad kind.

Instead of creating an emotional frenzy for myself, I accept it.

Again, "It is what it is."

At the surface, news is just news. We determine what kind of emotional spin we are going to associate with it. The more emotional we make the news...casting it in either a negative or positive direction...determines how are brain starts to handle it.

"An Attitude of Gratitude"

May 30, 2010...

I have two kinds of goals in my life. External goals. And internal goals.

The external goals? Well, they give my life purpose. They are the goals that are tied to making my life count. They are the goals that can be seen. They are the "bricks" of my life.

The internal goals? They are the goals that help me become the best person I can be. They are the goals that my character is a witness to. They are the "mortar" that holds my "bricks" together.

Throwing in the Towel

May 29, 2010...

It's easy to want to do at times.

To throw in the towel.

To wave the white flag.

To quit.

A relationship sours. A job becomes stressful. An idea is shot down.

The easy thing to do is to abandon something that once was inspiring to your spirit.

But is that the best thing? Is that what will make you feel the best ten years down the road?

"I am just trying to survive!"

May 28, 2010...

The events and circumstances of our individual lives can take a toll.

From them, it is easy to grow weary and make much less effort to dream and push ourselves. Our biggest goal simply becomes coping. At times, most of us have fallen victim to this "I am just trying to survive!" mentality.

The real danger, however, is the risk of not coming back from our "Just survive!" moment. Instead of rebounding, we grow hard inside. Hard to our dreams. Hard to others. Hard to ourselves.

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