Monday, September 30, 2013


It’s a fact. It’s not “if”, it’s “when”.
But, do YOU have what it takes to SLAP LIFE RIGHT BACK?
You see, it’s not about what happens to you, it’s about what you do with what happens!
Get on with it and, as you do, remember to…
“Make is an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

The "Cash Man"


I don’t know what else to call him but it’s the “guy” on those commercials on T.V. that, while either driving a boat or riding a motorcycle, has money all over him that blows off behind him. HEY, LET ME FOLLOW THAT GUY! Right?

Hey, Mike – wake up from dreamland there buddy – no such thing actually exists! O.k., so money doesn’t REALLY grow on trees nor does it fly off some “cash man” for those behind him to pick up and put in their pockets. I get it.

So, what’s the other choice? Good news: there doesn’t have to be just ONE other choice!

One of the other choice that the majority of people in our world take is that of getting a job, being told how much you will be paid (as long as you show up), when you can or can’t go to the bathroom, when you can or can’t be sick and – if and when you have been there long enough – when you can or can’t take some time off for vacation!

Many are disgruntled and dissatisfied with this choice or option but don’t know what else to do with their plight.

Good news! There IS another option! What is it? WORK FOR YOURSELF!

“Hold on there, Cowboy! That sounds good on the surface but I don’t know ANYTHING about running a business!”

BETTER NEWS! You don’t have to when there is a system put in place that literally can and will take you from point A to point B to get it done correctly so that you can have SUCCESS working for yourself.

Oh, there’s much more to share but, for now, go here and get signed up for a webinar that will give you information on a BEAST of a product that will soon be launched with this company that is ALREADY kicking butt and taking names!

You can also just contact me ( and I’ll be happy to share the information with you.

The choice – the OPTION – is yours.

Remember, there really is NOT a “cash man” out there like in the commercial.

So, TAKE ACTION, sign up and I’ll be in touch with you soon! And, in the meantime be sure to…

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


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Saturday, September 28, 2013


So, what did YOU read when you looked at that title?

Some will read, “Opportunity is nowhere” and they will live as if that were true. But, c’mon people, we live in a world SURROUNDED by opportunity every single day.

Others – and hopefully you – read the title as, “Opportunity is NOW HERE!” – and it is.

You’ve also heard, “Opportunity knocks” but have you ever heard anyone tell you how long opportunity will knock before it moves on to a different door? Me either so I figure that I had best answer that knock on the door, don’t you?

Because friend, OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING RIGHT NOW!   (Oh, by the way, that link was YOUR opportunity).

You can either ignore that knock OR you can open that door and welcome opportunity into your life.

It’s your choice.

And as you ponder that decision (is it REALLY something that requires thought??), be sure to…

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

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Friday, September 27, 2013

So You Think There's a Chance

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The title of this blog is a very famous line from a VERY popular – DUMB – movie from several years back. Now, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about don’t jump on me for using the word, “DUMB”, o.k.? It’s part of the whole movie!
Anyway, here’s the short version of the idea behind today’s blog: If you think that there is even a CHANCE of you being successful with the plan offered through the Empower Network then WHY would you NOT give it a shot?
ESPECIALLY if you can get in for FREE to check it out?
ESPECIALLY if you can get started MAKING MONEY for only $25/month?
ESPECIALLY – now get this one – ESPECIALLY if you can get in NOW on the “ground floor” (with a company around 2 years old) of what looks to be something HUGE in this industry?
And I do mean “NOW”!
So you think there’s a chance? You bet I do!
And now I ask YOU a question: “What are you waiting for?” ACT NOW by clicking here and get ready for what very likely will be ONE of the BEST decisions you ever made in your LIFE!
Yeah, it’s that big.
You’ll be hearing from me very soon when you do and, TOGETHER, we will have a BLAST along the way.
Until then (and as you DO fill out the info)…
“Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Believe in Yourself...and Others

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What you see in the picture above is the upper right hand corner of my white board. I'm not really sure how long that's been on there but I'm going to estimate that it's been there for at least two years!
Those of you that follow this blog and my podcasts, etc. ( may remember when I shared my thoughts about where this phrase came from but, for those of you that are fairly new or need a refresher on it, let me do a quick recap for you.
A couple of years ago as I was out on my motorcycle enjoying a ride I came across three different signs (one in front of a church, one in front of a school and another in front of some other building)  with the following phrase positioned on it: "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF". Now, I don't know about you but when I see something with the EXACT same message on it three times in the matter of maybe an hour - I PAY ATTENTION!
I remember thinking, "Awesome! I need to believe in myself more because I already do!" Then, about two miles from home I saw the ending of a message scrolling across of a sign in front of an insurance company. I have no idea what the first part said but the part I saw simply read, "...and yourself." I remember specifically thinking, "Wow, the missing piece to the puzzle!"
You see, you MUST believe in yourself and act on that belief NO MATTER WHAT others around you may try to do to derail you from your goals and dreams (and you know that they will!). Never, ever stop working on this important piece of the puzzle to your success. "Your greatest education takes place on the campus of your mind." That's not just a cute little phrase I came up with back in 2009. It's a FACT and one that we must ALWAYS work on - our mindset and what we allow INTO our minds and lives! I could write a LOT more about this but I'm going to move on from this part to finish up with the other, important part of this phrase - "...and others".
I am a skeptical person. For one, it is the way I was raised. My dad was one that always questioned anything and everything and, though it taught me to be careful in my dealings with others, I do believe it also instilled in me a lack of trust in others. You know what I mean, right? "They're out to get there's and I had better put my hand on my wallet so that they don't take advantage of me!"
I've had a hard time overcoming this and I wish I could tell you that I was past that - but I'm not. I STILL am a very skeptical person but the fact remains that if you wish to REACH the success that you DESIRE then you WILL have to not only believe in yourself but you will also have to believe in and TRUST other people - especially those that you choose to follow.
So, going back to our last few podcasts and videos that I shared on leadership - do you think it's important WHO you follow and WHO you trust?
As I shared in the lesson entitled, "Been There, Done That", it is important to find someone to follow, believe in and TRUST that has a proven track record and then, my friend, we must allow ourselves to actually TRUST those people.
Oh, don't follow blindly, but you have to learn to trust (lesson to myself!) if you plan to move forward in your life.
Make sense?
Let me mention to you that I have another blog that I've shared some of the articles there on this blog but I want to encourage you to check it out here and then let me know what you think. YES, there is an opportunity to check out there and I encourage you to take a look - no obligation. I do believe that the leaders of this particular group are definitely those that have "been there, done that" and there is exciting developments coming out within the next couple of weeks.
Anyway, remember, "Believe in Yourself....and OTHERS."
And, as you do, always be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Beast CANNOT Be Stopped!

The Beast CANNOT Be Stopped!

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No matter how hard some may try, no matter what obstacles and/or roadblocks are put up to make it a little more difficult to get the information out there about “THE BEAST” the fact is simply this:
Now, here’s the next thing to ask yourself – “Will YOU be stopped?”
Most of us found out last night after the “Hang Out” about the next few days leading up to the release of ENV2 that some very popular “social sites” (you know, the ones that you might have a BOOK written about your FACE) have blocked anything and everything to do with this company and any links, etc. that would lead others to this valuable information. But remember…
Have FUN finding creative ways around this obstacle and many others that will come your way due to your DESIRE to improve your life and the lives of others around you!
If you haven’t done so, go back and check out my short video on “Secret to Success” from yesterday and see what we MUST do if we plan to SUCCEED (I’m waiting, go on and do it now)!
Oh yeah, and don’t forget that…
Get it? Got it? GOOD!
Now, “Be sure to make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Be Thankful and Say So


Today I am thankful! It’s a beautiful day, I’m alive and I have so much HOPE and PROMISE for my future. So, yeah, why WOULDN’T I be thankful?

Here’s one important thing about being thankful…express it and express it out loud.
There is just something about EXPRESSING  your thankfulness that impacts you at a whole different level than just thinking it. Think about this as well, if you express your thanks out loud around someone else it also serves as a reminder to them that they, too, have something for which to be thankful and it also may very well lift them up in encouragement.

So, what are YOU thankful for today? Express it and share it in the comment section below. It will encourage you, me and everyone else that reads this and leaves comments.


Oh, and by the way, whatever you do, be sure to…

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


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

All You Have is TODAY!


“Today is the Tomorrow that you worried about Yesterday!
I’m sure you’ve heard that one before, right? But take a moment and really think about what is said in that statement. Here’s a quick summation: TODAY.
Put another way (and it’s also something I’ve said many times before), TODAY is all you have. Once this day is done – you can call it yesterday if you want – it’s gone forever and then that period that we had called “tomorrow” is now here and it’s called – what? – TODAY.
So, it’s a reality: TODAY IS ALL THAT YOU HAVE!
What will YOU do with yours? Make the most of it. whatever that means for you and to you, but make the most of it because, again, once it’s gone, it’s gone forever and can NEVER be reclaimed.
And, while you do so, whatever you do, be sure to…
“Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Good or Bad - It's Contagious!

Good or bad, it’s contagious!
And, just like some deadly disease, you need to RUN and PROTECT YOURSELF and those you love from the impact of a negative or bad attitude. As a matter of fact, friend, I’d say it actually IS a “deadly disease”. It attacks mind, body and soul and can leave a once vibrant person lifeless and weak.
Am I overstating this? NO WAY!
When one truly understands the devastating impact of a negative attitude and a negative environment then they will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to get as far away as possible from this plague of mankind.
Now, enough of that, let’s turn our focus to the GOOD SIDE of a POSITIVE mindset and attitude being something that you WANT to “catch”! Yes, you still need to RUN but, instead of running away from a BAD attitude, you should RUN TO any environment, group of people or person that personifies this positive attitude.
That’s why reading and listening to positive information is so vital to your survival if you desire to have this positive/good attitude yourself. IT’S FOOD FOR THE MIND, SOUL AND BODY!
So, let’s close and take a look at this. Not only is it important to surround yourself with positivity but it is also important to make sure YOU are SPREADING the strength that comes from this. In other words, WHAT ARE PEOPLE “CATCHING” FROM YOU?
Join me on my “positive mission”, won’t you?
Just as it is true with our physical intake with food, so it is with a positive or negative attitude and mindset: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
Think about it and always remember to…
“Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Who Follows YOU?

Position DOES NOT make a leader. We've established that fact and, hopefully, more and more people will begin to understand that and CHANGE their "style" of "leadership". After all, that's not leadership, it's a POSITION. (In order to be a leader you must have followers!).
A real leader is one who has "been there, done that"! In other words, they are able to lead based on what they KNOW. The KNOW because they have BEEN THERE and DONE THAT! They can SHOW you the way because they have GONE the way. If you didn't read it, go back to the last blog entitled, "Been There, Done That" and take a look at the quote at the top of the article from John C. Maxwell.
Now, with those founding pillars in place let's conclude this little series on EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP by asking the question, "Who follows YOU?"
Some are stunned and surprised at such a question because they don't think ANYONE is following them. Friend, get this point: even if you are NEGATIVE and have NO DESIRE to lead the way, SOMEONE is watching you and choosing to do what you do. In other words, they are choosing to follow your lead.
Kinda' scary, isn't it? I HOPE SO!
You see, you can LEAD others to BE better, DO better and LIVE better by your own desire to do the same. And, by doing so, you are SHOWING what you KNOW because you have chosen to GO that way and follow that path. Amazing, isn't it?
And, on the other hand, you can choose to do the opposite and have others with no desire use you as an excuse to do the same in their life. Sad, isn't it?
Either way - YOU ARE A LEADER.
I saw this demonstrated in my own life when I was somewhere around 6th - 7th grade. There was a little guy quite a bit younger than me that would sit by me at church and, on one such occasion, I began to notice that he was trying to do everything that I was doing. If I sat up straight, he sat up straight. If I coughed, he coughed. I crossed my leg and, as hard as it was for him to do so, he found a way to cross his leg just like me. Even then it hit me hard that someone was watching me THAT closely and that they were DOING exactly what they saw me do.
Friend, nothing has changed.
So, with that being true (and it is) why in the world would ANYONE choose to lead others toward a life of unfulfilled and empty dreams? NOT YOU!
So, look in the mirror and say to yourself with CONFIDENCE and with a SMILE on your face: "I really AM a leader!".
Now, go on. LEAD.
And while you're at it, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Excited People Make Others Nervous!

Have you noticed that? People get nervous when you get excited! Now imagine when you get SEVERAL excited people together – OTHER PEOPLE FREAK OUT!
Why? Because, most of the time, they don’t know what it is to be excited about anything and think that you must be “on” something or just plain NUTZ! It’s really rather funny (and yeah, I know I misspelled “nutz”) when you think about it.
So, they don’t know – or remember  – what it is to get excited and ALSO they have nothing to get excited about and don’t trust others that do. What? Let me explain.
We’ve all heard the idea that people are afraid of what they don’t understand or that people are afraid of the unknown. Many times, these people have lost their ABILITY to become excited about ANYTHING in life and when they see others get excited about something they are afraid because they just CANNOT understand what there is to get excited about! And, on top of that, since they can’t seem to get excited about anything they are DOUBLY AFRAID because that kind of excitement and enthusiasm is unknown – FOREIGN – to their very thought process.
You see them every day. And they see you!
Maybe this describes you. Perhaps you are wary of ANYONE that gets excited about ANYTHING. Friend, it’s time for you to recapture the excitement of your youth when you got excited over just about everything!
You see, there are some things WORTH getting excited about and there are some things that you just CAN’T HELP but get excited about!
Let go – let loose – GET EXCITED once again.
And, remember, whatever you do, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Stepping Away From the Mundane

I (or I should say, my wife and I) walked away from my job two days ago and I feel more alive today than I have in a very long time.
This thought/idea may sound completely foreign to you but, for me, it's been a life-saving move and one that was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for my life and my mission in life.
Like many, I had allowed myself to get into a situation (and this situation was mostly due to my mindset) to where I felt I had no other option but to crawl to a J-O-B. This was a job that ANYONE could do (and DOES do), that required no special skills and, quite honestly, had no future whatsoever. It was strictly a J-O-B and a way to bring some money in and to pay the bills. It paid the bills (most of the time) but that was ALL it did. There was no freedom with our time and there was not enough left after paying bills to actually enjoy what time we did have when we were off from that job.
But here's the worse part: IT WAS SUCKING ME INTO A HOLE THAT MANY NEVER PULL THEMSELVES OUT OF - it was like quicksand. Do you have any idea what I'm talking about? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts on that type of concept.
I/we stayed there longer than I had planned and I knew that if I didn't do something DRASTIC (something that 98% of those there would not ever do) then I, too, would be stuck there continuing to dread every day.
So, I/we walked away. Yes, we have plans and things in action that we have had to put off due to having that J-O-B. And I feel more ALIVE, EXCITED and ENERGETIC than I have felt in a very long time.
As a matter of fact, a couple of hours ago my wife and I sat on our back porch watching the rain (which we love to do but haven't done in a very long time due to that J-O-B), smelling the rain and just talking excitedly about what all life had to offer us now that we have cut the chains that were dragging us down and keeping us attached to that mind-numbing activity from which most people never, ever break free.
What about you? Does that scare you? Does that sound crazy or does it MAKE SENSE to you? Does it EXCITE you?
But how?
That's the fun part, friend. But first and foremost you have to CHANGE your MINDSET! Instead of being AFRAID (fearful) of taking such a step you need to WAKE UP and be MORE AFRAID (fearful) of staying where you are if you DO NOT LIKE where you are. Make sense?
But, as always, it's up to you. Think and plan - YES! But, sooner or later those thoughts and plans must position yourself to finally take ACTION.
I'm so glad I/we did.
Until next time, whatever you do, be sure to "Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"