The Change Comes from Within

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As we exit 2015 & enter a new, exciting year in 2016, I am certain there are many things in our lives we would like to see change.  What often tends to happen is we attempt to change the circumstances without changing what is at the core of the problem.  We often have bad habits or tendencies that allow us to fall right back into our old selves…

Think about how many people have a goal coming up to improve their health & fitness.  They have the best of intentions & start to change by joining a gym & go a few times but often, they fall into a habit of slacking because their mindset hasn’t shifted to form a new habit.  The key is to change the way they think, to NOT let their emotions & feelings control them.  To SET A GOAL of losing 10 pounds or 20 pounds & then staying focused on that goal by committing to daily steps of getting to the gym.  After 21 days, a NEW habit is formed & they start to truly see the changes they desire.

What internal adjustments can you commit to as you enter 2016 that will help you stay on track to reach your goals?  For me, it is being more disciplined & committing to a block of time to work on my business to ensure I reach my goals.  This vacation has taken me off track a bit so I am working to dedicate ample time to my craft.

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What is an Excuse?

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We either have excuses not to do something or we have reasons to do something. Excuses don’t help us achieve our goals. We must assume personal responsibility & be mature enough to own up to our excuses & rid them by responding in a positive direction.

2016 will be the year of great accomplishment or regret. There are people in my life depending on me to be an excuse remover & I won’t let them down.

It is ALWAYS darkest before dawn…

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…great principle from Napoleon Hill (& something I’ve been personally reflecting on lately):  “Every adversity carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit.”

In other words, every challenge we face offers us the opportunity to beat it & reap great reward for doing so. Get the right perspective of your challenges & realize that your victory is just on the other side of them. Too many people give up just before they reach that place of victory. DON’T let that be you!
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Remember, it is ALWAYS darkest just before dawn!

2016 is the Year of Change !!!

So those of you who know me, I’m kind of a passionate guy. Maybe over the top at times. There have been times people have offered me, what they felt was advice, but really was only an opinion. “Don’t be so radical, don’t be so ‘out there.” Just be happy you have what you have.” While I agree to be thankful for what I have & the blessings God has given me, I just cannot ‘settle.’ It’s just NOT in my DNA, I have this ‘hum’ on this inside as someone I respect so eloquently coined…

I CANNOT stay where I am because I believe there is another gear I can go to. Another level I can go to to impact more people, to inspire people to have a mindset shift, they they, TOO, can achieve something great in life. Greatness will be found in servitude, not in stuff. I am passionate about helping people realize that they have more inside of them than they thought, that they have the potential for greatness, & to ultimately play a role, of some kind, in helping them fulfill their potential.

So 2016 is almost upon us. As we ALL look back on 2015, did we accomplish that which we set out to a year ago? Are we better than last year or more bitter? Are we accomplishing our goals or are we still wishing? Do we have more peace, joy & fulfillment in life or still searching for answers? For me, I have come far over the past year & I am not where I thought I would be. But, that is okay because it has forced me to be deeply introspective & make those adjustments I need to. For me, 2016 is the year of “dropping the hammer.” Becoming all God created me to be & accomplishing some pretty audacious goals. Why, because I believe I can. Because I believe that as long as I focus on helping other people, in any way, that God will honor that.

You will see me more transparent & honest. More real & raw. You might not like it or might tune it out but please know, I want to help add value to YOUR life in any way. Maybe a quote, maybe a video, maybe a clip I find, maybe a great workout that I think could help. Just know where my heart is.

If you are in a tough spot & looking for direction, I would be honored to make myself available to simply talk. To be real & not put up a facade & pretend like everything is great, like so many people do. Let’s be real !!!

I hope to have encouraged you enough to invest the 14 minutes to watch. Yes, I know you are busy & are pulled in 1,000 different directions. It will be worth listening & watching. Tell me your thoughts…This can help change your life, with the subtlest of statements or visuals…

The School of Hard Knocks, Wear it as a Badge of Honor

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I am proud to fail forward. I know being an entrepreneur is not easy but it’s the most fulfilling experience. To be able to identify an unmet need in someone’s life & fill it is amazing. It doesn’t come without much hardship, failure, frustration, rejection & misunderstanding.

I CHOOSE to wear it with a badge of honor. People are going to challenge you, people are going to criticize you.  The thing to remember is a statue is NEVER erected to a critic.  Nobody really cares what a critic says, they are negative & people don’t want to be around negativity.
​If you want to live like the 2% you must be misunderstood by the other 98% !!!