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."

96-Year Old Says, "Listen To Your Heart."

March 12, 2013…

An inspiring person I read about this week is Barbara "Cutie" Cooper.

End Your Day With a Positive Thought

March 11, 2013…

Here's a good daily routine to establish:

Always end your day…no matter how good or bad…with a positive thought.

No matter how hard, ugly, terrifying, devastating, or whatever harsh feeling you can conjure to describe the day, remember tomorrow is a new start and a fresh opportunity to make everything better. Go to bed thinking that.

Hang With the Dreamers, the Believers and the Doers

March 10, 2013…

What do you hang with?

Do you hang with the dreamers, the believers and the doers? Or is your world trapped by spending time with naysayers and people who think they're too "something" to do anything?

My feeling? Spend time with people who see more in you than you even see in yourself. It is those sort of people who will encourage your best thoughts, actions…and potential.

Just Keep Walking

March 9, 2013…

Been on a stormy life path lately? Well, it's not going to stay stormy forever. Your current path is just a path. It is not your destination. It is just the necessary trail for you to get where you want to go. So sure, maybe it seems as if the sun hasn't shined in your world for awhile, but sunshine is coming. It really is. Just keep walking...and you will find warmer...and more successful...days soon.

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