Archive for July 2016

Taking a Risk

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.  – Muhammad Ali  I was having lunch with a friend a few weeks ago and the topic of making mistakes came up. He has his own successful multi-level marketing business and he’s noticed that many people are afraid of making mistakes.…

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Connecting

The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only a page. – Saint Augustine I love to travel. When I’ve gone to Mexico, for example, I love to find my way around the city conversing with the cab drivers and meeting the locals. I get to experience how their lives are…

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Purpose

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace, a connection to what matters. – Oprah Winfrey As humans we have an undeniable need to be connected. Connected to one another, a society, a project, a goal, etc. When we do not feel connected our sense of self may be unfulfilled which…

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Worry or Not

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow. – Janis Joplin There are three places you can be in life. One is worrying about the past, which you cannot change. One is worrying about the future, which you cannot ever know what will happen. The third place is to be here right now in…

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Our Thoughts

Nothing holds us back but our thought. – Steve Hagen It’s no secret that I practice Taekwondo and I’m working on earning my black belt. One of the ways my progress is measured is by achieving belt levels that demonstrate my martial arts skills. As part of the test to earn each rank I must…

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The Right Question

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the questions. – Eugene Lonesco The right questions unlock even the most stubborn problems. For example, you may be trying very hard to close a deal and it just doesn’t seem to move. It’s stuck. The trick is to set up asking the right question and then…

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Motivation

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryun Studies have shown that 40% of our daily activities are actually habits not decisions. For example, what shoe did you put on first this morning, your right or left? It’s doesn’t really matter which one it’s more important to see…

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