What Does "Bad News" Do to You?

January 27, 2013…

Bad news is what it is. It's just news, and it's up to me to accept it, process it, and determine what kind of emotional spin I am going to associate with it. The more emotional I make a situation will directly determine how effective I will be in moving forward from it.

Internal Goal Success Leads to External Goal Success

January 26, 2013…

In my mind, there are two types of personal goals: 1) External, and 2) internal.

External goals are the ones that everyone else can see: the job, the travel destination, the new car, etc. They are life's "bricks."

It's Never Too Late to Try Again

January 25, 2013…

Have you thrown in the towel and quit recently?

Any regrets?

If so, maybe it's time to pick the white towel off the ground and move forward with your goal again. If you don't, there is a really good chance you will always regret letting it sit there on the field without ever picking it up.

Learning to Absorb Life's Blows

January 24, 2013…

To get the most out of ourselves…to live up to our potential...we need to learn to absorb life's blows. Somehow, we need to find our own, healthy and unique way of surviving our bad moments until we can re-group and start thriving again. Quitting cannot be an option.

Hvae You Been Thinking About "Throwing in the Towel"?

January 23, 2013…

Have you thought of "throwing in the towel" lately? Heck, when life gets hard, the option to quit on our goals seems pretty easy to do.

A relationship goes bad. A job becomes ridiculously stressful. An idea is shot down for the tenth time.

Don't Lose Your "Little Kid"

January 22, 2013…

When we our emotional spirit grows hard in life, we lose our inspirational uniqueness. And then we lose our joy in celebrating the small moments, events and experiences that make living life so cool. When we lose the "little kid" in us, life really does become less fun.

Don't lose your "little kid."

Hard to Think of "Thriving" When We're Only "Surviving"

January 21, 2013…

Wow! Sometimes, the events of our lives can take a toll on us…can't they?

And when things get super hard, it's easy to lose our energy and passion. It's tough to push ourselves to be our best when we are in "survival" mode. Who can think of "thriving" when "surviving" is all that matters...right?

Pay Attention to Today...and Tomorrow Will Always Be Better

January 20, 2013...

It's not uncommon for me to receive an email or meet someone who tells me, "I hate my life! Why should I believe tomorrow will be any better?"

My response back is simple: "I believe when we pay attention to the present then "Yes!" tomorrow will always be better."

Believing I'm Lucky Makes Me Lucky

January 19, 2013...

I'm lucky. That's what I believe. That's what I live every day.

I'm lucky to be alive. I'm lucky to be able to choose my career. I'm lucky to have great friends. I'm lucky to be able to think, feel and communicate.

Believing in all that luck gives me a sincere appreciation for my life, and why I carry that belief, I take a more positive attitude with me everywhere I go.

Where Do I Get Ideas?

January 18, 2013...

"Where do I get my ideas for my writing?"

Everywhere. Conversations. Books. News. Movies. From running. I get ideas from everything I do and see.

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