Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just Go Out and DO IT!

"Just Go Out and DO IT!"

I'm not going to spend a lot of time with today's blog entry - listen to the podcast for a more "in-depth" discussion on today's topic.

Simply put - stop talking about doing it, stop continuously planning on doing it, stop wishing you were doing it, stop just dreaming about doing it, stop telling everyone around you that you're going to do it ----- JUST GO OUT AND DO IT!

Again, YES, we have to make plans and chart our course for our goals. But remember, sooner or later we have to climb in the automobile, start it up and DRIVE that baby!

Usually it is FEAR that keeps us from taking that first step. And, usually, that fear is the fear of the unknown! "What if I fail? What if I mess up? What if I make mistakes?"

To be truthful, the answer to questions 2 and 3 are simply - "YOU WILL!" But, thank goodness we can come to realize that this does NOT make you a failure!

No one travels this road perfectly! No one launches out toward their dreams without ever making a mistake or messing up. We all do! Everyone has and continues to do so!

The key thing is to LEARN from your mistakes and mess ups! That will serve us in a far greater way (LIFE EXPERIENCE ALONG THE WAY) than any book or planning will or can ever do!

So, my friend, as we near the end of another month - JUST GO OUT AND DO IT!

You know you can, right? Sure you do!

And, all along the way, be sure to...

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


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"IGNORE Those Who Discourage You!"

"IGNORE Those Who Discourage You!"

Understanding how valuable our dreams and goals are will help us in the process of PROTECTING and GUARDING them!

If we do not realize the VALUE and/or WORTH of our dreams - then we will do little to protect them.

Our dreams and our goals are like a precious plant that we have planted that needs lots of tender love and care. We must not only nourish the plant but we must also protect the plant.


Some seem to think that all we have to do is NOURISH our dreams and goals. As long as we continue to listen to positive podcasts, mp3's, CD's, etc. and/or read positive books and articles then we are guaranteed success in keeping our positive outlook.


Remember, not only must we NOURISH but we must also PROTECT!

Go back to the plant example. What does one have to do to protect their plant?

First of all, we must identify the "enemies" of your plant! Perhaps we must protect the plant from animals such as rabbit or deer that would come along and eat the plant as it begins to grow! This may require us putting up a fence or some sort of barrier to protect this plant! This may also be true if you have a dog that would just like to lay in the moist dirt that surrounds your plant. The dog may not intentionally eat or destroy your plant, but the dog's "selfish nature" takes over and it wants to be cooled by the moist ground. Result? Your plant is still destroyed in the process.

Protecting your plant is a continuous process as you work to keep the weeds away from your plant! This is not a one time effort but one that takes place CONTINUOUSLY! Sure, there may be sprays that you can use, but you also have to be careful that you don't kill your plant in the process. The best way is to simply do it manually - by hoe or by hand - and do it often.

Secondly, once the enemy is identified, a course of action must be planned! This has already been discussed in the above paragraphs when I talked about a fence and weeding. You see, KNOWING the enemy is not enough. Again, nourishment is not enough - we must also PROTECT!

Now, apply this to your dreams and goals.

There are those (like the rabbit and the deer) that will actively try to destroy your dream. Oh, they may be "cute" (even disguised as "friends") but they are very destructive! Then there are those that are like the dog I described. They may not "intentionally" set out to destroy your dreams but their "selfish" nature takes over. They don't want you to change. They don't want you to invest your time somewhere else besides with them. They want you to stay where you are and as you are. Regardless, this process will also destroy your dreams.

Then, there are the "weeds". They are fighting you every single day with negative words and thoughts. It is a constant battle. Left alone, they will simply choke your dreams out and drain the life right out of you. Again, some weeds are very pretty - but don't be fooled!

ACTION! Do you now see how important it is for each of us to take ACTION on protecting our dreams and goals? We cannot simply coast along hoping things will turn out. If our dreams and goals are VALUABLE to us, we can not simply NOURISH but we must also PROTECT!

And, one of the ways that we PROTECT our dreams is to "ignore those who discourage you". Some may think this sounds harsh - but, again, how important/valuable are your dreams?

Only YOU can decide! Only YOU can do the "work". And yes, it IS work!

It would be wonderful if we could just "wish it away" or make an attempt at this once and it be done. It just doesn't work that way.


Easier said than done? Yes! Anything worth doing always IS easier said than done!

If it were so easy, we'd have far fewer negative people in the world, wouldn't we?

By the way, be sure to listen to the podcast on this - I took the idea in a whole different direction in this blog than I did on the podcast! But these were the thoughts that came to my mind as I sat down to type this today.


Take charge of your life and your dreams. Ignore those who discourage you!

And, along the way, you will find it easier to do as I encourage you to do each day....

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


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hold On To YOUR Dreams!

"Hold On To YOUR Dreams!"
I know that I shared some similar thoughts a few weeks ago on this, but as we continue thorough our "positive alphabet" we come back to it once again. And it is VITAL to our success to understand this truth!
First and foremost notice that the word "your" is highlighted. This is to emphasize the fact that you must pursue YOUR dreams and not the dreams of someone else. Sometimes, as parents, we put our dreams on the backs of our children and expect them to reach them for us - usually with disastrous results. This is true anytime anyone tries to live the dreams of someone else.
One way to check yourself on this is to simply ask yourself the question, "Why?".
WHY is this my dream/goal?
WHY is this something that I desire?
WHY am I pursuing this?
WHAT is this dream worth?
WHAT is it's value?
Yes, I know I went from "Why" to "What", but you understand that even the "what" goes back to your "why", right?
You see, if your answer to the first "why" listed above is, "Because it would make ___________ very happy if I did" - then it is not YOUR dream.
If it is truly YOUR dream, then your answer to the question, "What is this dream worth?" will be something along the lines of, "Whatever it takes" and you will mean it!
So, first, ascertain if the dream is truly yours. And then, if it is, go for it and hold on tight!
Why is it so important to "hold on" to these dreams?
It's simple - the negative forces in the world will do all they can to take your dreams from you! You can word this any way you can put names on the "negative forces" if you'd like... but, the bottom line is this: there are those out there that do not want you to reach your dream!
Isn't that sad? Sad, but true.
Many people around us do not want us to reach our dream because it makes them look bad and feel bad. Perhaps they, too, had a dream and got discouraged and quit, never reaching their dream. So, if they didn't reach their dream they do not want you to reach yours! You may think that this is an impossibility with your "friends" and that they would never wish you anything but the best. That would be wonderful if it were always true - but it is not always true. Again, just simply think about how many negative comments come from these "friends" if you begin to talk about your dream.
Many of the people around us do not want us to reach our dream because they do not have the desire or drive to do what is necessary to reach theirs. So, it is easier to try to drag you down to where they are and to try to keep you there.
In today's podcast I used the example of the stagecoach coming to town. Now, if you are not a fan of some of the old Westerns then you may not know what I am talking about. Here's the basic scenario: Everyone knows that the stagecoach is coming and that there is valuable cargo on board - perhaps payroll or a large bank deposit. There is great anticipation and excitement for some and - as always is the case - there is also a group of people making their plans to rob that stagecoach and take the treasure as their own.
They (the bad guys) know that there will likely be some extra guards on this stagecoach to protect the treasure so they (the bad guys) make sure that they round up enough help to make sure that they have success in this dastardly deed!
Here's the thing - not only do they rob the stagecoach and take the treasure, but they then also rob each passenger of whatever valuables that they may have!
This is how negativity in our world works even today! Your dream is a VALUABLE TREASURE to you and, perhaps, to the welfare of your family. In your excitement you have told others about your dream and how you plan to reach your goals and make this dream a reality!
I know all of this sounds negative - but it really is not! It is imperative for each and every one of us to understand that there will be times that we must even FIGHT for our dream!
There will be times that we may even have to make difficult decisions about who we claim as friends. Think about this: why would you want to include in your circle of "friends" anyone who is trying to steal or kill your dream? Why would you want to surround yourself with anyone that is trying to make NEGATIVE deposits in your "mind bank" while you are working hard everyday to make nothing but POSITIVE deposits there?
It all comes back to your answer of the value and worth of your dream.
Listening to the podcast, reading this blog as well as filling your mind with other like-minded sources is a major defense against those who would try to rob you of your dream.
I will continue to do all that I can to help aid you in this process! Hey, just remember this - I need it everyday as well! Yes, I, too, have people that try to derail my plans for my future and dreams!
So, friend - we are in this TOGETHER and, TOGETHER we can accomplish much more than what we can on our own!
Hold on and hold on tight! And, as always...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Give More Than You Have To!"


Many people go through life doing ONLY what is expected of them and nothing more. They do this with their jobs and their relationships and then wonder why they are miserable.

Living this way is not really living! When once chooses to live their life this way, they may survive but they will NEVER thrive!

Now, I'm not sure about you - but I don't want to simply survive - I CHOOSE TO THRIVE!

And, one of the best ways to make this happen is to follow this simple little rule: "Give More Than You Have To!"

As my boys grew up and began to apply for and get jobs during the summer I always told them, "Always do more than is expected of you. Whatever the boss expects you to do - do more." I think it was good advice then and I think it is good - and sound - advice for each and every one of us today.

Do you want a happier relationship with your spouse? GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

Do you want a happier relationship with your friends and family? GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

Do you want a better relationship with your co-workers? GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

Do you want a better chance at a promotion and raise? GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

Get the point?

Don't settle for the idea, "What do I HAVE to do?" That is a negative mindset, in my opinion and one that needs to be removed from our lives!

Do you want to start a revolution in your life and in the lives of those around you? You guessed it - GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

Yes, people will be shocked at first and wonder what you are up to! But, if you continue to practice this little rule and do it consistently - those around you will see that you are, indeed, for real in your quest to change your life and the lives of those around you!

Revolution? ABSOLUTELY!

A revolt against the status quo of "Do I HAVE to?"!

Isn't it time?

If your children simply go through school doing only what is necessary to pass, what will their future be? Here's what I mean...another example that I will use concerning my children. My wife and I always told them, "If a 'C' is the best you can do and you are working your hardest - that is GREAT! However, if you are capable of an 'A' and you are satisfied with a 'C' because it was easier - that is unacceptable!"

But, you know what? We need to set the example ourselves in our own lives.

PUT IT TO THE TEST! Try this for a week and see what happens! Don't cheat and skip a day - do it every single day for a week with EVERYONE that you come into contact with and see what happens.

I bet you'll end up smiling a little more and enjoy each day a whole lot more along the way as you GIVE MORE THAN YOU HAVE TO!

And, in so doing, you will also...

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


Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Find the Treasure in People!

As we continue our "Positive Alphabet" today, we want to go on to the letter, "F" and talk about how we all need to "FIND the TREASURE in PEOPLE."
First of all, many will likely think of their family and friends with this title in mind. GREAT! They certainly apply and we need to FIND and APPRECIATE the treasure that they are! Yes, I understand that you and your family may not have the best relationship in the world -- not everyone does. BUT, if you do or even if it is just SOME of your family, then be thankful for them and really appreciate the TREASURE that it is to have them in your life!
The TREASURE to have family that loves you. Regardless. Regardless of what you do right or wrong. Regardless of the mistakes you make. Regardless of your success or your failure. Regardless.
The same is to be said of those "true friends" that stand by you - again, REGARDLESS! Those friends that are not "fair weather friends" but are there when things are good OR bad! Those friends that love you and stand by you simply because you are their friend! WHAT A TREASURE!
Let's expand our thoughts a little and consider those people that you are around every day but that don't fit the category of "family or friends" as defined above. Perhaps these are your co-workers. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Yeah, yeah - I understand. But here is the challenge --
"Each person carries a treasure to be revealed."
Wow! When you think about that - it can be truly amazing to think about what you may discover! If we would approach each person contacted during our day with this thought in mind - what might happen?
Yes, I understand that some may require quite a bit more "digging" before we find the treasure. And, yes, some may not even look like treasure at all -- but they may be a "diamond in the rough"!
Make this a challenge and "dig". Make this a challenge and realize that each person carries this treasure within. Perhaps it lies just below the surface, waiting to be unearthed by YOU!
What about those even outside THIS circle? Waiters, waitresses, check out personnel, etc. Those folks that often get overlooked as if they don't even exist. What about those standing behind you or in front of you in a crowded line? What about those that pass you along the street?
HUMAN KINDNESS AND CONTACT can go a long way in unearthing the treasure that lies within!
THINK ABOUT IT and GET EXCITED about it as well!
Let this be a challenge and a determination in your life each and every day! Be determined to "find the treasure in people" each and every day!
Just think about how that will impact YOUR life and then think about how it will IMPACT the lives of those around you!
Wow, I get excited just thinking about it!
Do it. Dig!
And, at the same time (and this WILL happen because of it!)...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The NECESSITY of Multiple Steams of Income

I'm not going to repeat a lot of this in today's blog entry - just go back and read the article from yesterday about this necessity and listen to the podcast for today as I discuss the necessity for this in YOUR life!

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Enjoy Life TODAY!

As we continue with our "Positive Alphabet" we stop off at the letter "e" and will spend a few minutes talking about the need to, "Enjoy Life TODAY!".
If you've listened to me for very long at all, you know that I am a firm believer in this principle -- TODAY IS ALL WE HAVE!
Think about this: "TODAY is the TOMORROW that you worried about YESTERDAY!"
Also, consider this fact - Once that 24 hour period that we refer to as "tomorrow" arrives it then becomes "today".
So, for me, tomorrow really doesn't exist - all we have is TODAY!
And, it is up to each and every one of us to ENJOY and LIVE LIFE TODAY! Don't wait until tomorrow. Don't wait until this happens or that happens. Don't make your plans based on circumstances - you'll wait and waste your whole life away.
It's like a phrase I saw on a DVD the other day...I don't want to get to the end of my life and say, "I wish I had". I would much rather come to the end of my days and be able to gladly say, "I'm so glad I did!"
Don't you? Which would you choose? If you say that you don't want to have any regrets then understand that the way that you make that happen is by living and enjoying your life TODAY!
"Oh, but I have a stinky and terrible job!" (You can fill in whatever excuse that you want on this part).
SO WHAT? What does that have to do with your ability to "make it an AWESOME day"? Seriously! Think about it. Regardless of your job or circumstance, YOU have the ability to enjoy the day - it is up to you! I believe this 100% and have seen it manifested many times.
Last Thursday when I was in Springfield, MO. attending the "Get Motivated" Seminar on the campus of Missouri State University I noticed this principle being put into practice. There were nearly 10,000 people attending this seminar and, the most of them did not want to leave the arena during lunch. So, think about that...this is a smaller arena which means there are fewer food counters available. And, all at once, nearly 10,000 need to buy lunch!
Would YOU like to be behind the counter? Perhaps you would IF you were getting paid commission for every person that bought from you or from every order! That'd be great, wouldn't it? BUT, this is not the case the majority of time. Usually, regardless of the size of the crowd, that person behind the counter is getting paid the same each hour - the hourly wage.
Now, as much as I'd like to think that everyone attending that seminar was nice and polite as they ordered - I'm sure that just wasn't the case. When you get a crowd of people all "bunched up" all wanting the same thing and wanting it NOW....well, you get the picture!
As I stood in line, I just looked around and watched people. Some were smiling and laughing, some looked like they had been weened on a dill pickle and others look like they had been an extra in that "zombie movie". I then turned my attention to the people working behind the counter and I saw pretty much the same thing. In all fairness, I guess I really didn't see any of them frowning, but I could tell some of them were "rattled" by the crowd and that some were already tired and likely wishing that the day was over.
And then I noticed a young man named Chas!
Chas didn't seemed rattled or bothered by the crowd. As a matter of fact, if you had been standing beside me watching this young man you would have thought that Chas was getting $1 per person that he waited on!
He was smiling - not a fake smile, but a genuine, "I'm glad to be serving you" kind of smile - and greeting each person as they came to the counter.
Now, I noticed some of the other workers smiling too. However, what I noticed with some of them was that it was one that they "put on" as each customer came to the counter and "released" until the next person stepped up. I'm not faulting them! They were tired, rushed, pushed and demanded upon.
But there was something different about Chas!
I don't know his background. I don't know his circumstances. I would guess that Chas would not want to do this job for the rest of his life BUT this was the job that he had now and, by all appearances, he had decided to enjoy his life TODAY regardless!
And, for me, it was contagious. I cannot help but think that there were others that noticed this young man and had their spirits lifted by his smile and enthusiasm.
And, yes, I DID tell him what an excellent job he was doing - even though I was in a different line!
So, you see, it doesn't matter - it is all up to you. Really. It is. What will YOU do with your day?
It is up to you. You can either "fuss it away" or you can choose to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Monday, October 19, 2009

Something to Consider

One of the things that was emphasized at the recent seminar I attended in Springfield, MO. was that we ALL need more than ONE "stream of income". Now, I've heard and read this many times but it is always good to hear it again.

What is meant by "stream of income"?

Anything that brings income into your life is a "stream of income". Yes, picture it as a stream that is bringing money into your account!

Here's the problem - most people have only ONE stream of income and, regardless of how GOOD (or well-paying) that particular stream is we must all ask ourselves the question, "What happens if/when that stream 'dries up'?"

"Oh, but my 'stream' would never 'dry up'!" -- Oh really?

Those who have been laid off have had this happen to them. ("But not me!" you say)
Those who have been "let go" from their jobs have had this happen to them. ("But not me!")
Those who retire (willingly or forced retirement) have had this happen to them. ("But not me!")

O.k., let's just stop here for a moment --- retirement? How many people have seen their retirement disappear because of the actions of the "higher ups" in their company. Some that had hundreds of thousands of dollars set up for retirement now have nothing! Beyond that, most people simply don't have enough to live by during their retirement years and they depend on government help to get by. YES, THIS COULD BE YOU!

Your "income stream" can "dry up" in any number of ways. Here's the key question that you must ask yourself:

"If I were to stop working - voluntarily or involuntarily - what would happen?"

You see, doctors get paid a lot of money - but not unless they do the work! And, so it is for a majority of people!

What happens if you get sick or some injury keeps you from continuing to work? What then?

None of us wants any of this to happen in our own lives yet it happens to people every single day - perhaps it has already happened to you.

The solution? Work harder and longer hours? Well, again, what happens when you are no longer able to do that? Um....get another job? Yes, that will bring you more money in IF you have the time for an extra job BUT we still go back to square one if/when you are unable to DO that extra job.

The solution? Additional streams of income that will eventually continue on even when you are not "working" for that stream of income. The more you have, the better off you are. One speaker at this seminar suggested that we all need seven streams of income and I have heard some talk of 40 and 50 streams of income that they have set up.

The key? Even if one stream "dries up", there are many more that will be able to carry the "burden" of this event. So, this helps us understand that, the more streams we have the better it is.

"But I don't have TIME for anything else!" I certainly understand that! That is why it is also important to find an opportunity that will allow you to build an extra stream of income on a part-time basis. One can continue on with this "part-time" or, if they so choose, devote "full-time" to it at a later date. Oh, and another KEY thing to remember is this - "residual income" (income that you continue to get paid on in the future from the work you do today).

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


Reflections on a Great Day!

I mentioned several times on last week's podcast that I would be attending the "Get Motivated" Seminar in Springfield, MO. this past Thursday - and I did, and it was incredible!

Friend, ANYTIME you have the opportunity to attend a seminar or event such as this - GO! And, let me especially emphasize that, if you have the opportunity to attend THIS particular seminar - GO! You can check out their schedule at - you simply cannot beat the price of attending such an event!

So, just as in my podcast for today, I want to reflect on the experience and also add a few extra thoughts in the blog today that I was unable to do in the podcast due to time restraints.

1. ANYTIME you can spend a day with "like-minded" individuals you need to make sure that you do!
I've talked many times about how important it is to surround our selves with positive information and people. This fits the bill on both accounts! Now, don't get me wrong - not everyone in that crowd of nearly 10,000 people had the right mindset. As a matter of fact, there was a group of gentlemen (and I'm trying to be nice here) that were there for...well, I can't really figure out WHY they were there. One young man that sat two seats over from me was on his cell phone pretty much the whole time and, once one of his friends saw my displeasure in this fact and mentioned that to the phone phanatic (cleaver, huh?) he put it away. Thank goodness! However, within the next 30 minutes I noticed that they all got up and left. One of the ladies there with our group that was sitting right next to the group said that they were very rude as they got up and left declaring, "We don't need this crap!" The only thing we could figure out was that they didn't like the speaker or what was being said. So, again, even in the midst of such a powerful event you can and WILL find negativity! But....the POSITIVE far outweighed the NEGATIVE and, as is usually the case, the negative cannot stand to hand around a bunch of positive people like were present for this event.
2. Absorb What is Being Said
On top of spending time with like-minded people, what a great day it was to listen to so many "like-minded" speakers! Yes, some were better than others and, I sure wouldn't want to ever be the last speaker at such an event (you know, what your mind can absorb is directly connected to what your rear end can!), but there was something to be learned from each and every one. Don't tune them out (even listening or reading in your home - don't take shortcuts!) and don't assume you've heard it all before. Because friend, I can assure you - you have not! I was pleasantly please and surprised at a lot of the things I heard from this group of people and I tried to absorb as much of it as I could like a sponge!
3. No Matter Who You Are - People Are People
General Colin Powell - a great man for sure...a man who has met with the most powerful leaders all over the world...a man who demands great respect just by his very presence...a man who spends time in the parking garage talking to the attendants asking about their families and their jobs. What? That's right. This was what stuck out to me most about what he had to say - no matter who you are or what level you have achieved in your life, people are people and we all need contact with one another. Are we listening? Have YOU gotten "too big for your britches"? Don't forget those around you each and every day that serve you in some way and make your life easier. Thank them, talk to them, laugh with them and thank them again.
4. Being Wealthy and Helping People Are Not Exclusive of Each Other
If anything, wealth should bring with it an added responsibility to help those around us! One of the speakers, James Smith, really emphasized this in a powerful way! Going along with what Gen. Powell said about remember that people are people, Mr. Smith emphasized how we can help those around us and give them hope for a better and brighter future. He wasn't talking about handouts to people that won't help themselves - but helping those that NEED help and perhaps don't know HOW to receive that help, WHERE to receive that help or even have the ABILITY to receive that help. This is so important for each and every one of us to remember in our lives - especially as we all work toward our goals and dreams. There is something that we ALL can do where we are with what we have to help someone move along in their life as well. Get excited about the possibilities of what YOU can do in the lives of those - not only in your immediate area - but all over the world!
5. Your Past Does Not Have to Determine Your Future!
I don't have my information here in front of me as I type, but I believe the co-founder of this event's name is Tamara Lowe. Now, I'll just be honest - she wasn't my favorite speaker and I didn't really prefer her speaking style. So....did I just shut her out? NO! Like I said, I tried to absorb all that I could and I did so with this speaker as well. Now, she actually said, "Your past does not determine your future!" and you will notice that I added the words, "have to". Some people will wallow in their situation and allow their past to determine their future. But they and you do not have to allow this! I won't go into all of the details that Ms. Lowe shared, but she came from an unbelievably bad background and is definitely a success today! She lived the kind of life that usually is considered a "dead end" and, yes, many people - in the end - end up dead due to this type of life. No matter WHO you are - there is hope! Seems like I remember someone saying something along the lines of, "As long as there is breath there is hope!". Don't ever forget that and don't ever cease to believe that - IT IS TRUE!
6. Listen to WHO You Can WHILE You Can!
Zig Ziglar, an icon in the filed of personal development was also on the program. This was inspiring and a "heart-tugger" all at the same time. Apparently, Mr. Ziglar suffered a very serious fall sometime recently (I really don't know when) that has affected his sense of balance as well as his short term memory. However, Mr. Ziglar has not allowed this to stop him - it has slowed him down - but it has NOT stopped him! His daughter shared that he has said that it has just forced him to find new ways of doing things - and he has. His daughter escorted him around the stage (or TRIED to - she could hardly keep up with him) and had to help him move on in his talk because he would forget that he had just finished talking about something already --- but this was truly inspiring to watch. Mr. Ziglar has done so much for so many for so long and I appreciate him and what he has done so much. Listen to me here - if you have the opportunity to hear Mr. Ziglar now - DO IT WITHOUT HESITATION! I'm not trying to be morbid here, but I really don't know (none of us do) how much longer he will be able to continue what he is doing and, believe me, you don't want to say, "I wish I had" once he is no longer able to do so.
Well, I mentioned on my podcast that I would expand a bit in this blog - and, boy, did I! There is so much more I could say and I will say - just not today. I will be continuing some of my thoughts on the podcast for Tuesday as well as in this blog entry tomorrow.
One more thing I want to mention... a young man that I met by the name of "Chas". You'll hear more about him on the podcast and you will read more about him in tomorrow's entry so be sure to come back and hear/read about this young man!
And, as always...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Don't Give Up!

Don't Give Up - Don't Give In!

My blog entry today is going to be a little shorter than normal. I am currently in Springfield, MO. on Wednesday night preparing for a BIG DAY tomorrow at the Get Motivated! Seminar and I am STOKED to be able to be a part of this great event!

So, I am at a friends house on their computer trying to get some of these things done that I didn't have time to finish earlier today.

So, for today, as we look at the letter "D" in our "Positive Alphabet" we want to consider the thought, "Don't Give Up - Don't Give In!"

You have heard me say it this way many times: "Never Give Up! Never Give In! Never Surrender!"


You simply CANNOT reach your dreams and your goals if you quit!

Pretty simple concept, huh?

Think about it. How CAN you reach them if you quit before you do?

Many people have quit just before walking through an opened door of opportunity - don't let that be true of you.

Yes, sometimes you may have to take a different path (remember the detour?) or an alternate route - BUT DO NOT EVER GIVE UP!


Always be moving toward your dreams and goals...each day brings you one step closer as long as you keep moving in that direction!

And, with that my always I want to encourage each of you to...

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


Consider Every Angle!

"Consider Things From Every Angle"
Now, as we begin this discussion, I want to first address what this does NOT mean - make sure you clearly understand this point!
You cannot ANALYZE to the point that you begin to PARALYZE - see what I mean? Yes, it's good to be thorough and to consider things carefully, however, we can do so to the point of spending so much time LOOKING or THINKING that we never get into the DOING part of the equation.
For example...we all want to be safe when we drive, right? So, one might decide that they need to check out the safety of the automobile before getting behind the wheel. They walk around the car, check out the tires, look underneath to make sure nothing is loose and hanging down, they check the wiper blades to make sure they are still in good shape, check all the windows to make sure they aren't cracked, look under the hood to make sure everything looks good there and then....they do it a 2nd time and then a 3rd time and then a 4th time. They spend 4 hours doing this process not realizing that they could have been well on their way and, perhaps, even back from the journey that they were going to go on.
They OVERDID the CHECKING and never even got behind the wheel to begin the DRIVING!
So, yes, do your homework, but remember that, at some point you must "get behind the wheel and drive"!
So, now, I want to look at this in a little bit different way than perhaps you thought I would (See? I'm considering this from a different angle! :) ).
Sometimes we can approach things with "tunnel vision" - know what I mean? We can be so focused on how we think something should be done that we cannot see any other possible ways that may even be better than our own. PRIDE and STUBBORNNESS sometimes gets in the way in this area - and we all struggle with one or the other (sometimes both) to some extent in our own lives.
Although we DO want to "AVOID the negative" as we talked about a couple of days ago, there ARE those people that we can and perhaps should check with for advice, guidance and ideas. They may can help us consider angles that we never even saw!
These people should be those that are "like-minded" in our positive outlook and focus. They should be people that we respect to the point that we will listen to their thoughts and consider them rather than dismiss them. They should be people that will not try to shut our dreams down, but, at the same time, can give sound advice that may correct us - if needed - and encourage us at the same time!
Think about this - if you are in some MLM organization you know what I mean by "upline", right? Your direct "upline" would be the person that "sponsored" you into the business and they are usually the one that you go to for help - HOPEFULLY! Notice this - just because they are given the title of "sponsor" or even "mentor" does not necessarily make it so!
Sometimes these people disappear completely and you are left alone to figure it all out. This is not good. Sometimes these people are what I call "rah-rah" people in that they cheer on EVERYTHING you do whether it be good or bad, right or wrong because they don't want to discourage you. This, too, is NOT good!
We need someone that will cheer us on and encourage us AND at the same time correct and guide us when needed! They can help us consider things from a different angle. This type of person would truly fit the description of "mentor"!
So, again - OPEN YOUR EYES! Take some time to see things around you that, perhaps, you have not noticed before. Open your eyes and open the parameter that you have been using as your guide and you may be surprised at what you find!
Do this not only with opportunities but also with people around you. OPEN YOUR EYES and try to see past all of the things we so often use to judge and discriminate against people. Look past how they look, how they dress, where they are from (or any number of items) and try to see WHO THEY REALLY ARE.
This, too, will help you as you move toward your goals and dreams.
OPEN YOUR EYES and see the opportunities and the possibilities that surround us all every single day! Wow! Think about that and LIVE today!
And, as always...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Believe in Yourself!

As we continue through our look at the "positive affirmations alphabet" (my own title) we move on to the letter "B" and want to focus on the thought, "Believe in Yourself!".
It would be safe to say, even at this early stage in this series of topics, that each of these are absolute NECESSITIES! For example, in order to move on toward your hopes, dreams and goals one MUST avoid negativity as we discussed yesterday. And so it is with our topic today.
If one does not have BELIEF IN ONE'S SELF, then they will not accomplish much in their life. They will live their life based on what everyone else thinks and the opinions of others as to what direction they should take with their life.
"Oh, I have NO PROBLEM with belief in myself!" Really? When was the last time that you "stepped out" in a new direction that caused those around you to question the sanity of what you were doing? Think about it - this is a pretty good test for us to really see how easily it is for our faith in ourselves to be shaken.
If you have ever announced to those around you, "After much consideration, I am going to quit my job with all of it's benefits and start my own business!" you were likely met with quite a bit of negative comment. It may be disguised in softer ways ("Are you sure you really want to do that?") but it is still comments that are saying to you, "ARE YOU NUTS?" In this situation, how many people have to question what you are thinking about doing before you begin to question it yourself?
Yes, there is value for input and advice from others. However, let's make sure that the input and advice we actually listen to is from those that have "valuable" insight. Most of the time it's just those around us that think we shouldn't do such a thing with no real "qualification" to give such advice.
Do you believe in yourself strongly enough to stand even if no one stands with you?
So, perhaps, we should take the title of today's entry one step further...
"Believe in Yourself (Even When No One Else Does)"
That's when it gets tough! That's when our "foundation" that we have worked on and built over time really begins to be tested. How strong IS your foundation of belief?
Believe me, you WILL be tested in this area MANY TIMES as you move toward your goals and dreams. How do you combat this?
If you haven't done so - get the book, "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill (you can get a free copy - just pay S/H at my website, , on the "links" tab) and/or go back and find the podcast that I did on this great book -- and especially read/listen to the section that talks about BELIEF.
You MUST believe in yourself to the point that your subconscious mind kicks in and reaffirms this belief when you begin to doubt in yourself or your ideas, plans, thoughts, goals and dreams.
And, yes, going back to yesterdays message - this is easier to do when we AVOID negativity!
Part of this belief can be found in my closing each and every day....
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Monday, October 12, 2009

AVOID Negativity!

"Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits."

We begin a journey through the alphabet with an emphasis on a word for each, that emphasis is the letter "a" and the word "AVOID".

Again, I know it is easier to say the point above than it is to live it or put it into practice, but let me also point out that it is an absolute NECESSITY for you to do so if you plan to make any progress in your life. Do you get that? A NECESSITY!

You will not "accidentally" avoid these negative things in your life - you must do so INTENTIONALLY and ON PURPOSE and WITH A PURPOSE in mind! That purpose being your progress toward your goals and dreams.

You can choose to go through your day and your life with no purpose at all - like a boat out on the water without a motor or a sail, at the mercy of the wind and the waves. Just drifting about this way and that - no real focus, goal or direction.


Realize the importance in your life in ALL areas of your life and regardless of what you do or who you are - this is a MUST!

Parents, by avoiding the negative in our lives we also help protect and teach our children in this area.

Listen to the podcast for added thoughts and ideas on this point.

Do it.

Act upon it.


And then move on toward your dreams and goals!

And, all along the way...

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


This Could Be For You - Need More Money?

Yes, I know there are TONS of "work from home opportunities" out there and I know that some are better than others. I also know - from personal experience - that many of them require you to basically wear yourself out trying to make any money with that "opportunity".
But friend, I encourage you to at least check out the following link. Yes, I am now an associate of this company - that's how much I believe in what I see with the company and the service that they provide. I would NOT endorse this unless I believed in it 100%.
Also, please note that this opportunity is only available in the U.S. and Canada.
(One other note, this is NOT the BLASTOFF opportunity that I've told you about that is free. That is still coming and, if you would like to see my Blastoff page to get an idea what it is like and how it works you can go to: )
I hope you will at least take a look and, if you have questions, contact me. This could be your answer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I shared how the following scenario really bothers me:
I pass by a hitchhiker sitting on the side of the road. Yes, sitting. Sitting on a suitcase or some sort of bundle - but sitting on the side of the road. Two or three hours later I come back by and that person is still sitting in the exact same spot...still sitting and waiting for someone to pick them up. They haven't taken one step toward their destination. They are sitting in front of a convenience store which means this is likely where they were let off by their last ride. Sitting and waiting for someone else to carry them along their journey.

Did I say that THIS DRIVES ME NUTS!!!?

As disturbing as this is to me, it is even MORE disturbing when I see people doing this with their LIVES!

Yes, maybe your life has taken a detour as we talked about in yesterday's message. Yes, maybe you've even had to change "vehicles" along the way or maybe you're not even sure if you HAVE a "vehicle" to get you where you plan to go right now.

So, what do you do?

You see, I have no problem with someone walking or hitchhiking IF that is the only way for them to get where they are going. I have even been known to pick a hitchhiker up (not often, mind you) if they looked as if they were really making an effort to move toward their destination.

And, yet, even at times I have been surprised by the response by those that I have stopped to help. I share in the podcast of one guy that, when I told him I was only going about another mile before I'd have to let him out (and this next mile was up a steep hill and it was raining at the time) was told, "THAT'S NOT FAR ENOUGH!" and he slammed the door.


But this I can tell you - I will NEVER stop to pick someone up like I described at the start of this blog entry. Sitting. Not even attempting to make a move.

Have you given up? Are you waiting for someone else to deliver you to your planned destination? You know - goals and dreams?

Friend, if you are waiting for that - you will be greatly disappointed! NO ONE - and I repeat, NO ONE - can do that for you!

Sure, you can get some help along the way. For example, that is the purpose of this podcast and blog - to help or aid you along your journey. But I can't take you to your destination. I can help by putting some "fuel" in your "vehicle" - but I can't take you where you want to go.

Stop sitting by the side of the road WAITING for someone to do this for you. GET UP AND GET GOING!

Only you can do that. And, if need be....stick that hand out with your thumb up if you need some help. But...KEEP MOVING toward your destination and you WILL get there!

Even today. Yes, right now. Today. It begins here...

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


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Life IS a Highway!

On my Facebook page I posted a video of that song - "Life Is A Highway" - very catchy tune and it gets you to tapping your toes and singing along!

But, you know, it's true! Life IS a Highway....and, that being so, there are curves and bends as well as detours and alternate routes all along the way.

You've experienced this in your own life, right? You have plans, goals and dreams and - well, look at the sign above - an UNPLANNED DETOUR comes along and changes those plans, goals and dreams.
But think about it - it really SHOULDN'T change the plans, goals and dreams. It shouldn't CHANGE them but it will take you along a different path, road or highway. If you stick to your original intentions of reaching your destination!
For example, I made some very SPECIFIC plans for 2009. We are now in the last quarter of the year and there are some of those plans that I know that I will not reach and goals that will not be accomplished. So, what do I do? Give up? Sit by the side of the road and hang my head?
The journey to that destination is just going to take a little longer, but I'm enjoying the ride! I am still focused on my destination - where I want/plan to go - but I've just had to take an alternate route along the way.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about a motorcycle ride he went on with another guy for the first time. He didn't really know this other guy, but was invited to go on a ride with him, so he did. He told me that this guy's focus on riding was to go through the curves as fast as he could and getting to the destination as fast as possible. My friend asked him, "Did you see that flock of turkeys in that meadow back there?" Response, "No." Another question, "Did you see those deer on the side of the road a ways back?" Response, "No."
You see, they BOTH got to the same destination. They both arrived. However, one got their with his head down and the determination to get there as fast as possible while the other enjoyed the journey along the way!
Yes, there are people that set their goals and zoom toward them at break-neck speed and actually reach them. However, I have known some (not all) of these people to do so only to look around and realize that they had left their family and other people and/or things that were important to them "in their dust".
Hey, I'm taking a different route than I had planned, but I am enjoying the journey. I may even be traveling in a different "vehicle" than I was when I began the journey --- but I will still reach my destination.
See what I mean?
Whatever you do - don't allow the roadblocks and detours keep you from continuing your journey! Keep moving toward your destination and you WILL reach it, my friend!
Isn't that awesome? It's up to you! No one else can force you! Only YOU can make that move.
So, get in the car, buckle up and get ready for the ride because "life IS a highway"!
And, be sure to remember this:
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Keep FIGHTING For YOUR Dreams!

We have well-established the fact that there are negative influences in our world --- people, places and things --- that will do all within their/its power to impact our lives in a negative way!

Do you fully understand this fact? Even as I began the introduction to my podcast today and mentioned, "As long as there is breath there is hope" it dawned on me how often people will even try to dispute this fact in your life and mine! DO NOT LISTEN! DO NOT ACCEPT IT!

It is so important that you take an active approach to protecting your mind, heart and soul against this negative influence.

How many people have told you that your dreams are stupid and not worth following? We've all had it happen in our lives IF we have striven to better our lives in any way.


I really still don't understand it completely but I do know that it happens. I think a major reason it happens is that so many of those around us have long ago given up on their dreams and they do not want us to pursue ours - but we MUST!

Last night I was listening to a CD for some training with a company that I have joined up with for an additional stream of income (check with me if you'd like to know more) and one of the gentlemen was talking about a difficult time in his life when he was out of work, his house was in foreclosure and the bill collectors were calling daily. Hey, I've been there, too and it's no fun!

One particular collector was hard-nosed and rude (I've run into a few of these as well!) and seemed to do all she could to belittle this man while he was down.

***NOTE: Negativity will ALWAYS do that! Negativity will NEVER attempt to encourage you or build you up - negativity will do all it can to CRUSH you!**

One thing that this collector said upon hearing his children in the background told him that he must not love his children or else he'd be paying his bills. Can you believe that?

Upon finding out he didn't have a job she asked him what he was doing and he told her he had found an opportunity and he was working on his dreams. Her response (NEGATIVITY'S response)? "You need to forget your dreams and step into reality!"

Listen, NEGATIVITY will strike you to the core and, again, try to crush you and bring you to your knees! NEGATIVITY wants you to QUIT and SURRENDER!

Will you? Will you quit? Will you surrender? Or, will you FIGHT for YOUR dreams!


I cannot emphasize this enough! We must wake up and realize that it is up to US and that we are responsible for our DREAMS!

We are in the last quarter of the year (Oct/Nov/Dec) and this is our "2 minute drill" in the last quarter of "the game".

NOW is not the time to cower down and become weak.

I'm here to help in any way that I can but, always remember that YOU CAN DO THIS!
And, all along the way remember to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Monday, October 5, 2009

Go Ahead, Make My Day!

I've always loved that line spoken by Clint Eastwood from the "Dirty Harry" movie - and so have many others.

And, yet, it actually goes against everything that I have been promoting and talking about for these past eight months or so. We CANNOT wait for someone else - or something else - to make our day! It is up to US - you and me - to make that happen in our own lives. Don't you agree?

I mentioned on today's podcast about a sign I saw one morning while watching a small segment of one of the national morning network news shows. I had just watched my local weather and the programming came back to the "crew" standing outside with people behind the barricades holding up signs. You've seen what I'm talking about, right?

One particular man held up a sign that asked people to go to his blog and to tell him what they wanted him to do for that day.

WHAT????? Are you kidding me?

Now, I do understand that he is trying to get attention for his blog, but what a miserable way to live your life - waiting for others to tell you what they want you to do. Waiting on someone else go "make your day" instead of YOU choosing to LIVE your day!

It's easy for us to point our fingers at a situation like that. It's easy for us to say, "Wow, how silly is that!" But, it's not always so easy for us to look inward and realize that many of us are doing the exact same thing in our lives.

Yes, I understand that you likely have a boss. Yes, I understand that there are certain things that you HAVE to do in order to keep your job. Yes, I understand that it is important for you to keep your job. I really do understand all of this, but may I remind you of a few things?

Even if your job is drudgery and you hate it - you can be having a "happy party" on the inside! No, really - I mean it! You see, we may be "controlled" concerning our physical activities during the day while on the job - but our soul, spirit and mind are FREE!

And, the more you fill those "pieces" of your being with POSITIVE thoughts - the easier it is to make it through even the toughest days!

"They" cannot control your thoughts - those positive thoughts - that can keep a smile on your face even during the toughest parts of your day! "They" cannot control your thoughts knowing that you are working on bettering your life to the point that, one day, you will be able to walk away from this situation! "They" cannot control what you do to fill your life full of peace and joy once you are away from the job.

Remember..."Never give up. Never give in. Never surrender!"

Do not be broken to the point that you are just a "machine" going through the motions waiting for the next thing that you are told/directed to do.

Step out of those dark shadows and allow the sun to shine on your face for, YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!

No, that's not just a bunch of hype! I believe it to be 100% true!

Let me quickly share something personal that happened to me within the last hour. I just got off of a very frustrating phone call that really discouraged me concerning a project in which I am involved. Now -I HAVE A CHOICE! I can allow this to "burn" in me all day long and "ruin" my day OR I can CHOOSE to move on with my day and filter our the frustration with my POSITIVE deposits! I could even allow this to impact me to the point that I "quit" on this project and play the "blame game" as to why I did so.

However, I choose to move forward, committed to this project and the powerful things that I know it will bring to my life and the lives of others. IT'S A CHOICE!

It's YOUR choice!

So....Go ahead, make YOUR day!

And, as always...

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

Sunday, October 4, 2009


This is FREE, FUN and FOR YOU

(if you are smart enough to take advantage of such an opportuntiy!)

Seriously - you need to take a look at this NOW and then plan to be ready to join up on October 12th - look over the page, check it all out, watch the video, explore and - yes - check with me if you have questions that you'd like to have answered.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY for you to get some extra $$ for you and your family as well as ANY school, church, business or organization of any kind!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Opportunity with Joe Hazen

Hello friends! This blog goes along with a special Saturday podcast in which my friend, Joe Hazen, shares information about an opportunity that he is involved in with World Ventures.
(You can see a picture of Joe and his two daughters in a blog post two days before this one).

You need to be sure to listen to the podcast for this information - this posting is mostly to provide the listener with the website and contact information that Joe shared during the podcast.

Joe mentioned that anyone that is interested in the business aspect of this company should watch the video presentation at:

To look over the travel products that are available, you can visit:

And, finally, to get in contact with Joe, you can e-mail him at:

I encourage you to listen and then check out the information provided by Joe and I thank him for taking the time to share this information with us on the podcast.

Will YOU Pass Up FREE MONEY???

You've seen this before IF you've read my notes - but this is something that, if you pass it up, someone should pop you up side your head! Seriously!

BLASTOFF is coming and it is going to be HUGE! And, the key thing is that it is FREE for your use and it is also a FREE way for you to get money from those that get their BLASTOFF page from you. YES, it IS free!

Check out my BLASTOFF page here:

How do I already have my BLASTOFF page even though you won't be able to sign up on my page until October 12th? That's the other part of the puzzle that may or may not be for you --- but it's an incredible opportunity! (No, you don't have to involve yourself in this part in order to get and use BLASTOFF...but why wouldn't you? By doing so you also get another 10 degrees for a total of 20.)

What am I talking about with all of this?

Honestly, the BEST way for you to get a good idea about both BLASTOFF and the other opportunity and how they can work together is to view this approx. 25 minute video - believe me, it will be worth your time.

DON'T MISS THIS POINT! This BLASTOFF thing is going to be SO huge - you DO NOT want to miss out on getting in at the's's fun...and you will be able to sign up through my page starting October 12th.

Questions? Comments? Want to know more? Just simply get back to me.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Positive Fuel for Your Fire (with guest, Joe Hazen)

Hey friends - are you THANKFUL for today and all of the things that makes this day special in your life?
Are you THANKFUL for those special people in your life that add flavor to each and every day?
Are you THANKFUL for the fact that you are ALIVE and BREATHING and, that being so, are you also THANKFUL that you are living a life with HOPE?

In today's podcast I introduce you to my friend, Joe Hazen from Albany, New York. Now, if you have a hard time figuring out which one is Joe in the picture - I CAN'T HELP YOU! But the two lovely ladies are Joe's daughters (Amy on the left, and Danielle on the right). I wanted to be sure to put a FACE with the name and the voice that you hear on today's podcast.

I will be featuring Joe in a special SATURDAY podcast in which Joe shares an opportunity that he is involved in and loves. This will be a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for you as well to hear about something that may or may not be for you! Thing is - why not spend a little time and listen in so that you can decide that for yourself? It will be a bit longer than my normal 11 minute podcast that I do on Monday - Friday, but I think it will be worth the extra time that you spend to listen.

On today's podcast, Joe and I discuss the importance of personal development and the NEED - more correctly said, NECESSITY - that we all have to infuse our lives with positive influences.

I call it, "Positive Fuel for Your Fire" - and that's exactly what it is!

Joe is just a normal guy - like you and me. He has his ups and downs, his good days and his bad days. He has his days when he is thinking right and keeping the negative influences away from him and then, just like all of us, he has those days when those negative influences are a little harder to battle.

But, as we discuss in the podcast - CONSISTENCY is the key to winning ANY battle! Yes, you may miss a day or two where you don't "fuel up"...but, just like an automobile, you can't go long or far before you will feel the effects of "no fuel". (Ever sat on the side of the road because you ran out of gas?)

So, please, join me in welcoming Joe to the podcast today and, please, feel free to drop Joe a note at the following e-mail address: and tell him "thanks" for taking the time to share his thoughts with you today.

Hey, are you fueling YOUR life with the POSITIVE? If not, why not? Think about it!

And, as always...

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