Monday, June 30, 2014

Life Sucks! So?

What Are You Going To Do About It?



"Whenever you are going through discouragement, disadvantage and disappointment, you are being TESTED for a promotion. And only 2% of the population is going to go "Great! Life sucks. I'm going for it!" The other 98% of the population is going to give up and whine! Which one are you?" - Dani Johnson (www.danijohnson.com)
 
I had to re-read this quote at first. I thought, "Wait a minute, it doesn't sound right that the 2% would say, 'Life sucks!' " and then I read the REST of the quote to get the point.
 
Yeah, sometimes life DOES suck but, the key is this: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
 
Have you ever noticed that this is the key to a LOT of situations that we face?
 
Life hits us ALL hard at times. For several years now I've said that it is not a matter of "if" a "life-storm" comes into your life. It's a matter of "when" it does.
 
I'm not trying to be negative. Again, none of us will escape this life alive! (That's a play on words there, friend, in order to try to lighten this up just a little!).
 
ALL of us have faced, will face or even will face again, financial struggles, relationship struggles, health struggles, struggles with loss/death and on and on we could go.
 
LIFE HAPPENS.
 
Look at the question at the end of Dani Johnson's quote: "Which one are you?" OR, put another way, "What are YOU going to do about it?"
 
You remember, don't you, our discussion of the 2% vs. the 98% just a short time ago? It's really rather amazing when you consider that 98% of the population just basically gives up!
 
But, on the other hand, 2% of the population says, "BRING IT ON!".
 
Oh, I know that you may not fit the full profile of a 2%-er but by simply making the decision to stop WHINING about what's WRONG in life and moving FORWARD anyway, you are moving in the right direction.
 
And, yes, Dani Johnson can help you even more with that mindset. Have you heard or read her story? Let me tell you, if anyone had the "right" to whine and give up, it was Dani! (You can easily find her story on her site).
 
And then, as I've been telling you for the past couple of weeks, make sure that you don't miss out on this opportunity:
 
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending her live event in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and and also for the Business Workshop on the 14th and I'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

I'll be there, DETERMINED to move forward IN SPITE OF what life decides to throw in my path...what about YOU?

C'mon, let's get moving and, as you do so, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Between Your Ears



"Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — the distance between your ears."
~Bobby Jones

"I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right." ~Ben Crenshaw
 
I had to look up that first quote by Bobby Jones after hearing it referred to during a segment during a golf tournament on television yesterday. And, as a bonus, when I found THAT quote I also found the one by Ben Crenshaw.
 
Once I heard the first one and then found both of them, I KNEW I had to share them with you. WHY? Because THIS is what I do my best to help you (and myself) with EVERY day.
 
Every podcast is started with this quote of mine: "You're greatest education takes place on the campus of your mind."
 
YOU struggle with this, I struggle with this and, yes, PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES struggle with it as well.
 
All of this made me also think of another greats speaker and motivator that I've had the chance to hear and meet (even got him to autograph a book for me!). *HAVE YOU CAUGHT ON TO THIS YET? - I've taken advantage of the OPPORTUNITIES that I've had to hear some great speakers and, yes, some of those speakers have passed on and NO ONE will ever have the opportunity to hear them speak at a live event ever again.  Let me also mention that when I took advantage of these opportunities that I really didn't have the money to attend - isn't that usually the hold back? - but I FOUND A WAY!
 
So, who was it that I heard speak and even shook hands with as well get a book autographed? Denis Waitley (http://www.waitley.com/ ) has written several outstanding books but, his most known and biggest seller has been, "The Psychology of Winning" (the one I got him to autograph for me!). You see, Mr. Waitley has, for years, spent time with top athletes and even Apollo astronauts helping them develop the mindset necessary to achieve success and to prepare for the task ahead.
 
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR STRUGGLE WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET!
 
YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR STRUGGLE WITH CONSISTENCY!
 
Friend, I've been sharing with you information about this upcoming event with Dani Johnson. In case you haven't caught on yet, let me help you out. OPPORTUNITY!  She is one that DEFINITELY can help you develop and maintain that necessary positive mindset so that you can increase your income and improve relationships.

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending her live event in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and and also for the Business Workshop on the 14th and I'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
No matter what you try to do it WILL require you to "do" if you want to make progress.
 
Thanks for taking the time to read today's blog. Check out the podcast link below and please, share them both with anyone and everyone that you think would benefit from today's topic.
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

You MUST Start!


I'm so glad that I had the chance to hear Zig Ziglar speak on two different occasions. The first time was around 32 years ago and the last time as a little over a year before he passed. Both were very different types of presentations but both were equally powerful.
 
The first time I heard Mr. Ziglar speak was at a time when he was still full of good health and vitality. He was all over that stage and on fire! The last time I got to hear him speak he was STILL all over that stage but at a much slower pace and with the help of his daughter. He was actually suffering from Alzheimer's and his daughter would have to keep him on track because he would often repeat something that he had already said. I will never forget at one point when his daughter said, "Daddy, you already told them that part." and, without missing a beat, Zig said, "Well, of course I did! I just don't think they got it the first time!"
 
You see, I took advantage of an OPPORTUNITY to hear Mr. Ziglar speak. It was a choice and it required a decision. And I'm so glad that I did. No one now has the chance to hear Mr. Ziglar speak at a live event anymore. Never. That can never happen again.
 
Friend, yes, I am VERY serious about this even coming up and about Dani Johnson. Listen, if you haven't done so yet, GO to her page and just look around, read the free articles and listen to the free recordings and you will quickly discover that she is a TREASURE and the OPPORTUNITY that is before you to learn and be taught by this powerful woman is just that...an opportunity.
 
Attending or not attending is a choice that is before and, yes, it does require a decision. YOUR decision.

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending her live event in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and and also for the Business Workshop on the 14th and I'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

I can promise you this - you will NEVER REGRET attending this event and you will be THANKFUL that you DID attend when you had this opportunity to do so.

This, literally, could be YOUR "starting point" to greatness. Yes, I DO believe in it that strongly. Look at the quote from Zig Ziglar above again: "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great."

Bottom line: STOP waiting for everything to line up perfectly. STOP waiting for opportunity to send you a personal invitation. STOP making excuses and START taking action.

Remember what I said recently? "Chang Nothing - Nothing Changes".

I look forward to meeting YOU in San Antonio! Until then, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike
 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BECOME the Opportunity!


DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
 Yeah, I wanted to put that reminder right at the top and RIGHT UNDER the graphic that I am using for today's topic.

Why?

Because that, my friend, is an OPPORTUNITY that has been brought to your attention again and again. It's waving a flag, the spotlight is on it and there's even a big red-blinking arrow pointing down at it in order to get your attention. So, what will you do with this opportunity?

This opportunity is CLEAR and laid out in a way that you CANNOT miss it. However, not all opportunities are that easily seen.

You've heard the saying, "Opportunity knocks" but, you know what? Opportunity does NOT always knock! Then what?

Sometimes we get distracted and we place our focus on things that just really don't matter or that will NEVER take us where we desire to go and we just don't see opportunity as it walks right past us.

So, sometimes, YOU must BECOME the opportunity and stop waiting for opportunity to knock on your door and politely ask you if you'd like to take a chance at changing your life.

"Take the bull by the horns" is another way to say it. YOU take CONTROL and MAKE it happen!

Remember the 2% we talked about in the last article? Yeah, they are the ones that don't wait. They are the ones that BECOME the opportunity and MAKE it happen.

Don't miss that opportunity that I talk about in the very first HIGHLIGHTED paragraph and, as always, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Why Are You Running With the Crowd?


So, HAVE you ever taken the time to check out the results that the rest of "the crowd" is getting? I would guess that the results are likely not what you really desire.
 
You've heard of the "98%  vs. 2%" rule, have you not?
 
Simply put, 98% of people are all doing the same thing and getting the same thing while only 2% have stepped out on a different path and are getting much different (and better) results than all the rest.
 
If I remember correctly, statistics point to the realization that, by age 65, 98% of the population will be either dead or broke. Yeah, those that are still alive are likely "dead broke".
 
I've always heard that, in dealing with stocks or commodities that, if you are hearing on all of the "expert shows" that you need to get in on something that, the reality of the matter is, it's too late! Those that got in BEFORE "everybody else" did are the ones that profited the most from the action in the market.
 
Many times we THINK we are doing things differently when, in fact, we aren't. Have you ever noticed how many people (teens and college age) state that they are their "own person" and that they are "unique" yet, when you look at that group of people the same age, they all tend to look and act alike?
 
Doing something different simply for the sake of doing something different isn't what we're talking about either. There must be a REASON and a DECISION for such an action.
 
So how do you know what the "2% -ers" are doing?  FIND and FOLLOW one.
 
I try to listen to those that fit into this 2% group. They THINK differently, they ACT differently, they TALK differently and they LIVE differently.
 
They don't necessarily "fit the mold" of what you think someone in this category would. From what I understand, Sam Walton (the founder of Wal-Mart who, I believe, would be rolling over in his grave if he knew how his store was being run now) drove an old truck and even scolded his wife and made her take back some new car because it stood out too much.
 
You've likely heard the story of Warren Buffett living in the same house that he bought YEARS ago that, by most people's estimations, would not be considered a "mansion" of any sort.
 
She would be the first to tell you that she is not a "Sam Walton" or a "Warren Buffett" but, the one that I follow to help me continue to develop the mindset and actions of those in the top 2% is Dani Johnson (www.DaniJohnson.com).
 
You've heard me talk about her and I've shared many of her thoughts with you on numerous occasions. And you are also aware of the fact that I have been sharing information about one of her events coming up very soon that YOU really should decide to attend. Do you want to "run" with a crowd that is actually getting outstanding results? Then be sure to check out the testimonials that literally FLOOD Dani's information and show what actually IS happening in their lives. Then, get signed up and be sure to attend and soak in HOW to make progress towards this 2% mindset each and every day!

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

So, to sum it up, if you are going to "run" with a crowd, why not "run" with those that have proven results? Think about it, why would you do anything else?

I'll see you in San Antonio and, until then, whatever you do, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Think About It OR Do It?


Now, obviously this is just my opinion (I mean, it IS my blog, right?) but I think that gift-giving has gotten out of control in a lot of areas. For example, as far as I know it's always been "expected" to bring the person celebrating their birthday a gift or present. However, from what I understand, NOW parents hosting the birthday party for their child are often expected to provide gifts for each child attending so that no one goes home with nothing.
 
WHAT????
 
I also think that, many times, even the gifts that are brought to the party turn into a "competition" and more money is spent on these gifts than necessary.
 
When a gift is given due to pressure or out of the need to "keep up" with the level of gifts others may be bringing then, to me, it's not really a GIFT given it's just "stuff".
 
On the other hand, a child can make a gift for their Mom or Dad and make it out of dead flowers and it be the most precious gift that either parent could ever receive. Why? Because "it's the thought that counts".
 
But, like I state in the graphic above, as nice as this thought is, it is FALSE and, yes, even DANGEROUS when there is something that needs to be DONE!
 
It's FALSE because when there is something that must be done, "thinking about it" is absolutely worthless if there is no action to follow the thought.
 
It's DANGEROUS in that this leads to a lack of responsibility that can be passed down from generation to generation. It's also dangerous in ways that I won't go into but, think about your doctor having this approach or even your mechanic and I think you'll agree that it can, indeed, be VERY dangerous!
 
"I thought about it" verses "I did it"...I don't think it takes much thought to figure out which of these your boss would rather hear if he asks you if you got your task done.
 
"Thought about" goals will not take you to your dreams unless you take ACTION on your thoughts. Ahhhh, there may be the answer to your question as to WHY you haven't achieved what you have set out to achieve.
 
Perhaps you've done nothing more than THOUGHT ABOUT what it is that you want to accomplish.
 
HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS: That can be corrected RIGHT NOW....TODAY! ("As long as there is breath, there's hope." - Mike Spillman)
 
As a variation of that famous sports quote says,  "Just Go On and Do It!".
 
Remember, this is a problem that can be corrected but it MUST begin now and not later.
 
Might I suggest that making a decision to attend the event described in the next paragraph would be a good place to start?  Think about it and then seriously consider taking some ACTION for something that could literally change your life forever.

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! - MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!




"I thought about it" OR "I did it".

It's YOUR choice...choose wisely, friend and move on to your better future.

And, as you do so, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

No Change = No Change!


Pretty much every day I talk to people that say or indicate that they NEED to make a change in their lives. They fill out forms requesting information about a way to change their current circumstances through a home business. Some that I talk to have even filled out extra information that shares WHY they are looking to generate extra income from home and some of these include getting out of debt, looking for better quality of life, more time with the family and - this one shows up more than the others - a lack of job security.
 
Yet, for many of them, when I talk to them they decide that they would rather stay right where they are by saying, "Nah, I'm not interested in that anymore".
 
I often wonder how they plan to make the changes that, apparently, they need to make in their lives. Thoughts like this are what nudged me to come up with the graphic that I put together for this blog. Simply put, "Keep Doin' the Same, Keep Gettin' the Same" and, as well, "Change Nothing, Nothing Changes".
 
We've talked about the realization that change does not take place overnight but that, indeed, we MUST start NOW if we want things to change for the better in our lives.
 
Remember, CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING CHANGES!
 
I do not believe that you are like those I have mentioned so far in this article. YOU understand the need to take a step toward change each and every day and that, even one small step at a time, you ARE on the road to success with your goals and dreams!
 
If you want CHANGE in your life then you must CHANGE something about your life!
 
Now, as much as you may agree with me on everything I've said, do you understand the importance of attending an event such as the one I've shared with you every day for several days now?
 
Go through the same thought process that I've shared with you so far in this article and ask yourself this question: "Do I need to change something in my life in order to bring about positive change in my life?" Then, go to Dani's web site and do a little research and then ask yourself, "Why not?"

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!





How awesome it would be to meet you there and to connect as we all make some positive change in our lives during this great weekend!
 
Think it over, get real and honest with yourself and, as you continue to take steps each day toward positive change in your life, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Overnight Overhaul?


This is not an exact quote, but I've heard it said many times: "We often over-estimate what we are able to accomplish in the short term and under-estimate what we are able to accomplish in the long term."
 
In other words, we often expect  HUGE, UNBELIEVABLE results and we expect those results NOW! And, on the other hand, we often don't like to think about anything considered "long term". If we "can't get no satisfaction" right away we often lose sight and focus.
 
Several years ago I had my own home-based business in the weight loss industry. I had incredible results with the product and, over 13 months I lost 100 pounds and was in the best shape of my life. Those around me saw that and, quite honestly, it was easy to get people signed up on the product. But the problem was this: too many wanted my results but they wanted them in a month or two! They weren't really willing to do what I had to do to get the results that I got.
 
That reminds me of what I heard a friend of mine in that same company say on many occasions when discussing how he achieved what he had achieved (he was a LOT further up the success chain in that company than I was). He would say that people in the company would come up to him and talk about how they wanted to be where he was and enjoy the success that he enjoyed. He would say to them, "There are a lot of people that want what I have. But are you willing to do what I had to do to get here in order for YOU to get here?" Regardless of their words, their actions indicated that the answer was, "No".
 
We live in an "instant" society! Hey listen, I get impatient with the microwave oven in my house! (That's no lie!).
 
Folks, change does not happen over night. You've likely heard me compare the turning around of a small watercraft to that of a huge cruise ship. Yes, they BOTH can be turned around to go in the opposite direction but the bigger the ship the longer it takes and the more effort it takes to turn it around.
 
How does a snail get from point A to point B?  Simple, they just keep on moving.
 
One step at a time, friend, one step at a time. One day at a time. One change at a time.
 
HOWEVER, what if you could get a jump start and boost to help you make the most out of each minute, step, day and change? Let me tell you about such an opportunity....
 
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
That's the great thing about being a part of a community such as this one...you don't have to travel the road to positive change by yourself! Nope, not at all!
 
AREN'T YOU GLAD?
 
I know I am and, friend, I hope to see you in San Antonio next month. Let me know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to meet face to face.
 
But, for now, whatever you do, be sure to...
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Bruise or Tattoo?

 
 
So, I've never had a tattoo but, from what I understand (from those that are honest, anyway) it hurts like crazy. And, even though there are techniques for the removal of tattoos, they are meant to be permanent. Usually when someone wants a tattoo removed it is because they were not thinking clearly when they chose that permanent tattoo that was placed somewhere on their body.
 
Tattoo = Permanent.
 
On the other hand, I've had several bruises in my lifetime. My wife bruises VERY easily and I've had to be careful with her due to that fact. I've had to be careful not so much because it hurt her but because it could make it look like I abused her! Honestly, when we first got married, I could play around with her and come up behind her, grasp her arms with my hands and leave a bruise from every single finger on each of my hands. Yeah, like I said, she bruises VERY easily. I'll see a bruise on her and ask her what happened and she won't even know. I don't think it's quite as bad as it used to be but she still can get a bruise and not even know where it came from.
 
THANK GOODNESS bruises are not permanent like tattoos are! Are they seen? Yes. Does it hurt when you cause one? Usually (I would just say "yes" but since my wife doesn't even know sometimes I will just choose the word, "usually"). Are they permanent? NO!
 
Bruise = Temporary
 
You can read the graphic above and see the point that is being made here. Bruises and tattoos are both painful but there is one BIG difference between the two. One is temporary and the other is permanent.
 
Aren't you glad that failure is temporary like a bruise? Remember what we have discussed before: Failure is an event, it is not a description of who you are!
 
Yes, I know that I discuss this fact quite often.
 
Why?
 
Because past failures often impact our current situation. In other words, our past failures make us fearful of current or future failures! Fear of failure is one of the top - if not THE top- reason that many people never step forward and move forward in their lives.
 
"What if it doesn't work out?" (Fear of, and expectation of, failure.)
 
What about the opposite view on this? What if it DOES work out? What if it works out beyond your wildest dreams?
 
The event that I'm mentioning in every blog and on every podcast is something that WILL change your life if you let it. How do you let it? Well, first and foremost, YOU ATTEND THE EVENT!
 
"But it cost money and what if it's not very good?" (Use your best "whiner voice" when you read that last sentence).
 
Guess what? There's a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE in place so that you cannot use that as an excuse. Yup, now what's your excuse?
 
Your fear of failure (remember, fear is not permanent!) is what very likely will keep you from making such a positive decision for your life.
 
It's up to you but, please, read the next paragraph again and, as you do so, ask yourself, "What if it DOES change my life for the better?".
 

 
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
STOP allowing past failures to impact your decisions even today and start living out of the shadows of those past failures.
 
And, as you do so, be sure to...
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 

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No More Waiting To...


 
Read the quote above and then let's get right to it, o.k.?
 
Changing your world begins with changing YOU! There are a lot of ways to improve your life (the fact that you are reading this blog is one way) and there are many about which we say, "Maybe next time."
 
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
You bet I'm pushing this event! You bet I'm doing everything I can to help you understand how valuable this event can be to your career and your life!
 
I, myself, have said, "I'd like to attend one of those one day" and I've said that for years. Well, THIS TIME I've stopped saying "one day" and my wife and I decided that NOW was the time.
 
If not now, when?
 
As the quote above by Anne Frank points out, THERE'S NO REASON TO WAIT TO IMPROVE THE WORLD! And, again, that begins by changing YOUR world which must begin with YOU.
 
We become a better world by becoming better people. We become a more positive world by becoming a more positive person. We become a more caring world by becoming a more caring person.
 
The world begins with ME!
 
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nothing Less


DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!
 
Yeah, I STARTED with this announcement this time for today's article. WHY NOT?
 
The graphic you see above is the very thing that Dani Johson's event can help you get clear on so that you CAN experience SUCCESS and so that you WON'T ACCEPT anything less in and for your life!
 
Yes, I am SOLD on Dani Johnson and all that she offers (go check out her site by going to that link in the first paragraph) because I KNOW that she gets results and she has helped thousands change their lives for the better.
 
You see friend, for things to change, things must change! (Go back and read the last article and listen to the last podcast if you haven't done so already).You CAN NOT keep doing the same things over and over again and expect something different to happen.
 
What you ALLOW will CONTINUE. Pretty simple, isn't it?
 
So, let me ask you this: If you are to make some changes in your life - and your mindset being of foremost importance - why NOT adapt the mentality that you will accept nothing less than success?
 
Why not strive for SUCCESS in being a parent, grandparent, husband, wife, son, daughter, neighbor, worker, manager, boss, employer and you can just keep on adding to the list.
 
Too many people settle for less! Instead of deciding to NOT settle for ANYTHING less than success many choose to take the easy way out and just, well, settle for less. Just settle for whatever happens. Whatever happens, happens.
 
Wow, what a sad way to "live" life. I put the word "live" in quotes because I really don't see that as truly living!
 
Success does not mean perfection. It simply indicates a striving and a desire to be your best and do your best and that you WILL NOT GIVE UP in trying to do just that.
 
Put that in your head and let it sink in and take root...SUCCESS AND NOTHING LESS!
 
And, as you do so, be sure to...
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Your Daily Routine


Have you ever seen the 1993 movie, "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray? Long story short, it's a movie about a man who keeps living the same day over and over and over again. He begins to realize that, if he pays attention, he'll learn things that he is doing wrong and, actually change the outcome of this "day".
 
Friend, if you are living the same day over and over and over again and never changing anything to improve the outcome of your days to come then you're not learning much. Are you?
 
Someone was once asked how they were so successful. The reply was simple: "Learn what works and learn what doesn't work. Do the things that work and stop doing what doesn't work!"
 
I actually couldn't think of the right word on the podcast (see links below) for this but I still was able to make the point. What point is that? It's the saying that you have likely heard before that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
 
In other words, "ARE YOU NUTS?"
 
Too many people think that they can't be better or do better than what they are currently experiencing while, at the same time, they change NOTHING about their daily routine!
 
Success or failure, the "secret" is found in your daily routine!
 
You will never change your life until you change something. We could have stopped right there in the graphic above. If nothing changes then, guess what? NOTHING CHANGES!
 
For the most part, change comes one day at a time but, do NOT miss this point: CHANGE COMES AS A PART OF EVERY DAY.
 
So, what's YOUR daily routine?
 
Do you want to learn better how to take control of your life? Then friend...
 
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

Let me know if you plan to attend so that we can plan to meet up and grow TOGETHER from this great weekend! And, as you go about your daily - CHANGING - routine, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Let NOTHING Keep You From Your DESTINY


How determined are you?

How stubborn are you?

How easily do you quit?

You see, if you are determined enough, stubborn enough and you just WON'T quit - EVER - then you will not allow ANYTHING to keep you from your DESTINY!

Right?

And that includes your past failures. Pay attention to those words... past failures. Did you catch that? What failures are we talking about?

Oh, that's right, the failures in our PAST. Back there... rear view mirror stuff.

STOP LOOKING THERE! I posted a graphic on the Future You University fan page on Facebook the other day (the link to the FYU page on FB is found below) that read, "Don't Look Back. You're Not Going That Way."

Believe me, there are plenty of people out there that would like to keep reminding you of your past failures and they would also like to keep you in the past...where they are. They are more than happy to stay there and they would like you to stay there with them and keep them company.

No thanks!

You are determined to reach your destiny! You are too stubborn to give up on your destiny! You will never ever quit in this pursuit of your destiny!

And, if you have the chance, you want to make sure that you are a part of the event I talk about in the next paragraph to help you stay on track and reach that destiny in your life so that you can live the life of your dreams!

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

I'd love to meet you there but, until then, whatever you do, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Last Key...


I don't really know for sure about it being the "last" key on the key ring, but I DO know this: if you find the right key, it WILL be the last key you try (or at least NEED to try!).
 
Think about it: why, if you have found the key that will unlock the door, would you need to keep looking? Answer: YOU WOULDN'T!
 
But what if you got frustrated and quit without realizing that the very next key would have been the key to open that door? What if you have a key ring with a lot of keys on it and you get frustrated - just one key short - and throw the key ring down on the ground? Instead of just having to try one more key in order, you now have to start "who knows where" since you let your frustration get the best of you and, for all practical purposes, you quit.
 
Many people quit just this side of success without ever knowing that to be true. How WOULD they know? They'll NEVER know when they choose to quit!
 
You know, when I think of this whole scenario it's the "not knowing" part that grabs my attention. "What if?" What if that next customer that you would have called on would have been "the" customer that you have always dreamed about? What if that next phone call would have brought "the" person on board with your home-based business that would have made you millions of dollars over time? What if you had just stuck it out one more day with your efforts to improve your position at your job and your boss would have called you in to promote you to the next position? What if, what if, what if?
 
You'll never know if you quit.
 
Never.
 
Now then, this is a bit different than what I usually do in my blog articles (and also on my podcast) but I want you to know of a special even that could help you with your decision to STICK TO IT and  NEVER, EVER give up!
 
Check it out and see what a difference this event could make in your life!
 
DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!  It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, you don't want to miss this life-changing event. You've heard me talk about Dani Johnson many times before right? My wife and I will be attending one of her live events in San Antonio, Texas on July 12th - 13th and we'd love to meet YOU there! Go here to check it out for yourself and get ready to take your life to the next level!

Even if you decide NOT to attend, stay strong, stay focused for you never know if that next "key" will be THE key to unlock that door to your better future!

As you do so, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Think BIG!



"Hey Mike, why is it you always have to talk about such BIG stuff? Why can't you just relax and just let the rest of us think the way we want to think?"
 
I actually had an old High School buddy post something similar to that on my Facebook page a couple of years ago after he saw the title for one of my blogs and podcast. Thing is, I knew by his comment that he didn't even take the time to read and/or listen. Yeah, I went ahead and removed him from my list of friends. The phrase I used to describe this action (and no one else knew why I posted this) was, "Sometimes you just gotta' weed your garden!"
 
Not only is life too short to think small, it's also too short to hang around others who think small!
 
I chose to remove that person from my connections because I didn't want their negativity to rub off on anyone else that may be reading my posts. I wasn't worried about his influence on me. No friend, I was (and still am) way beyond his ability to comprehend what thinking BIG is all about.
 
Think about this...what should I do, encourage people to think small? Wow, what a message that would be, right? "Don't take a chance of falling short and being disappointed! Think small so you don't regret anything!"
 
I think the real truth is that, by thinking and living small, one sets themselves up for the biggest regret of all. And that is coming to the end of your life and realizing how small you really did live your life!
 
Not me! I refuse to come to the end of my days on this earth having lived a life of fear and smallness. Have I been disappointed due to some of my BIG thoughts? YES! Have I had regrets due to some of these BIG thoughts?
 
Yes and no. Yes, some of these BIG thoughts cost me a chunk of money but, at the same time, I learned a lesson that was invaluable. So, I guess you could say that , NO, I didn't regret it after all!
 
So what if you fall short when you think BIG? Even if you do fall short you are far advanced from where you would be by thinking small and living small.
 
Get this point: STOP LISTENING TO PEOPLE THAT TELL YOU IT CAN'T BE DONE!
 
Hey, be sure to listen to the podcast to hear me tell of a young lady that REFUSED to listen to even me when - jokingly - I would tell her to settle for a "loser mentality". She was AWESOME!
 
Friend, just typing this out gets me all fired up! How about you?
 
THINK BIG - DREAM BIG - LIVE BIG!
 
And as you do so, whatever you do, be sure to...
 
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
 
Mike
 




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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Your Mind Is Like a Garden



I found this little saying that you see in the graphic several times when considering what graphic to use for this article. Whoever "unknown" is or was definitely had a handle on the importance of our thoughts.
 
I plan for this article and the accompanying podcast to be the last of the discussion that I've been sharing with you based on thoughts from James Allen's book, "As A Man Thinketh".
 
Just as I did in the last article I want to share a short excerpt from one of the chapters in the book entitled, "Effects of Thoughts on Circumstances":
     "A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intellectually cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind."
 
When you read the above paragraph you see that Mr. Allen points out that you can either cultivate, which requires action, or allow it (your mind/garden) to "run wild", which requires NO action at all. Weeding ANY garden (physically or mentally) requires diligence and consistency!
 
If you read my blog articles a few weeks back talking about planting seed and growing a plant of any kind then you know that this is one thing that I discussed in depth. Just because you got the plant to grow doesn't mean that your work is done! You must continue to work just as, in this case, you must continue to "cultivate" or "weed" the negative thoughts out of your mind.
 
You even find a similar discussion about the importance of our thoughts in the Bible in the verse listed below written by the Apostle Paul:
     "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4: 7-9)

Think on THESE things!

Remember the shortened version of last week's message: Your THOUGHTS are your DESTINY!

No longer believe the lie that you cannot control your thoughts and/or what you say. Again, that is a LIE and it is one that too many people believe and use as an excuse to allow their "garden" (their mind) to "run wild".

You are better than that and you have more determination and discipline for this to be true of you, right?

OF COURSE I'M RIGHT!

Now YOU must believe this for yourself and take ACTION today, tomorrow and each and every day that you breathe!

And as you take on this noble and necessary task, always be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike
 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

You Are the Director of Your Thoughts


Let me start off by sharing with you the very first paragraph from James Allen's, "As A Man Thinketh"...
"The aphorism, 'As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he', not only embraces the whole of a man's being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts."
 

Take time to read that paragraph once, twice, three times or however many it takes for the message to sink in. Notice the emphasis by use of the phrases, "the whole of a man's being", "every condition and circumstance of his life" and "the complete sum of all his thoughts".
 
Hmmm, I wonder what Mr. Allen was trying to say?
 
I don't think there is any doubt that Mr. Allen felt very strongly about the significance that our thoughts play in our whole being.
 
Some of you may wonder why I am spending so much time on this topic concerning our thoughts. Let me see if I can answer that for you - IT'S BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET IT!
 
I guess I have been drawn to re-reading "As A Man Thinketh" due to the thoughts that I put together last week in my articles about reaching our destiny starting with our thoughts. It's a basic in the Law of Attraction that you draw to you the things that you focus on and think about. It was bound to happen!
 
And I find that James Allen didn't "beat around the bush" when it came to expressing what he believed about the importance of "directing" our thoughts.
 
As I wrote in the graphic above, "Direct your thoughts for your thoughts will direct you."
 
Again, it's not like you have no control over your thoughts. Many would argue because, in my opinion, they are too lazy to involve themselves in the discipline that it takes to THINK about their thoughts!
 
Did you just catch what I said? Our thoughts are what we think and here's the kicker: It takes DISCIPLINE to THINK about our THOUGHTS!
 
Why? Going back to the first part of last week's discussion is simply this: "Watch your thoughts for they become words."
 
Think it over (no pun intended) and allow it to sink in and then decide that you will discipline yourself to THINK about your THOUGHTS and make sure they are "in line" with who it is that you wish to become.

By the way, the last article has a link in it where you can download your own free copy of this awesome book.

Join me for our continued discussion from this classic book and, until then, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Mike

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