Do you have a leak?

July 10, 2009...

"Where did the time go! I didn't get anything accomplished!"

"Today was just one of those days, and I was frustrated all day!"

In our time management, in our attitude...cracks happen in our foundations. Water seeps in...and we feel like we're drowning.

What eats up your time needlessly? What sends your emotions spiraling the wrong direction?

Find the crack in your foundation...and plug it.

Responsibility, routines...and ruts

July 9, 2009...

We fall into a groove. Some might say the groove is so deep that it becomes a rut.

"Responsibility" and "routine" become the norm, and the flow of "life" begins to just carry us along. We stop becoming a generator of the things to happen...and become simply bystanders to everything that is happening.

Do you feel this is happening in your life?

If so, remember the power of "cause and effect."

An easier way to magnify dreams...

July 8, 2009...

Some challenges aren't easy to overcome. Some goals aren't easy to accomplish.

Especially when we tackle them alone.

Sometimes, we flat out to need to find the very best people we can to support our mission. Additionally, we can never be afraid or too proud to ask for assistance.

It could be at work. It could be in opening up a new door. It could be in providing fresh eyes on a troubling situation.

The "Q" word...

July 7, 2009...

The "Q" word.

Run from it. Avoid it at all costs. Never let "quit" leave your lips.

Because when we do quit, others lose faith in us.

And then we begin to lose faith in ourselves.


A "No!" Day

July 6, 2009...


Today, I heard it a lot.

Endorsement leads, sponsorship seemed as if they all were sent the same morning memo: "Just say no!"

But you know what? "No" is okay. When our dreams are far in their reach, we need to expect "No!"

Even more importantly, though, we need to keep believing that "yes" is right around the corner.

A. Friend

July 5, 2009...

How many times have you had a rough day in life, and "a friend" helped get you through it?

How many times in life have you needed to hear that extra positive word of confidence from "a friend" in order to take the next step?

How may times in life has "a friend" believed in you so much that you even began to believe in yourself?

Thank goodness for having "a friend," huh?

 Even more...

Conversations...then and now.

July 4, 2009...

It's a day of picnics and friends...beach visits and fireworks. That's what stands out to so many about today.

And that's too bad.

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, something pretty great happened. But it's easily passed over in the modern day.

And that's too bad, too.

I would imagine in the years leading up to that first 4th of July celebration, there were also days of picnics and friends. Like today.

The "Other Person Disease"

July 3, 2009...

One disease you don't read a whole lot about is called the "Other Person Disease."

This disease is responsible for so many bad and horrible things in the world that it's surprising we don't read more about it.

Willing...x 2

July 2, 2009...

Success can be had by willing.

But not just by willing once...but by willing twice.

It's not enough to be willing to dream. Everybody can do that. We all desire. We all have goals.  We all want the best for ourselves. Simply willing to consider possibility is never enough to make it happen.

We also need to be willing to take action. To put in the hours. To apply the hard work. To sacrifice something we would rather be doing.

A step of courage...

July 1, 2009...

Have you ever wanted to make a huge change in your life, but overwhelming fear weighed you down?

The fear of the unknown...of leaving the known....can be absolutely paralyzing. The mental and emotional paralysis can be so intense that taking the action to make that change becomes impossible.

And then we forever have to live under a cloud of "I should have gone for it!"

Where does courage...the strength to do what you know you should do...come from?

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