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ClarityAbout 3 weeks ago. I got CLEAR! It’s a little scary folks because I’ve been running a “consulting business” since 2001, to NOW be getting CLARITY about who I am, what my business is, and with whom I want to do business with can cause clients, future and past to scratch their heads. But regardless of what anyone believes — I think I’ve finally figured it out. But with clarity comes sacrifice and I can be sure I will loose a few things along the way–to getting even more clear. 3 SACRIFICES I MAY HAVE TO MAKE:

  • Sacrifice #1: I will loose potential clients | I loose potential clients, for the time being, because I NOW have clarity about who I want to do business with so that eliminates a whole lot of opportunities I may have pursued just because there was revenue tied to it.
  • Sacrifice#2: I will probably loose friends | I will have to sacrifice friends because I need to surround myself with people who can understand my unreasonable sense of fulfilling my dreams, even when it doesn’t match their level of belief or logic. Continue Reading…

I’m going to share the 6th Mindset straight from the book! This one is so good, it doesn’t need altering.

LivetoGiveLive to Give teaches us that abundance in one’s life is a cycle, and so to get love, respect, and financial security we must first learn to give those things. This mindset also teaches that the greatest gift we can ever give is to find and leverage our unique genius to maximize our positive impact on the world, knowing that good things will be returned to us in kind. Woooohoo — that’s powerful. Did you get it? I hope so.

You can start this process by doing some of these things. Like I mentioned, in earlier posts, you can get all the details of the 7Mindsets in the book. So go get yourself a copy.

Stretch Yourself7MindsetsBook

Make a Difference

Receive Gracefully

Leave a Legacy

AttitudeGratitudeI’m grateful for BREATH! I’m grateful for POSSIBILITIES anew! I am grateful for what’s in my hand (what I have) right NOW! I’m grateful for POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS that help me expand and grow! I’m grateful for HEALTH and well being! I’m grateful for the day time and a night time to REST. Why would I choose any other attitude, than the one of Gratitude? You choose.

1. Treasure Yourself

2. Be More Grateful

3. Thank it Forward

4. Elevate Your Perspective ~ People who have achieved great lives point to moments of great adversity and challenge as the time when they learned a critical lesson or build the essential skill that allowed them to be successful. Know that, you can understand why it is important that you seek the positives from all situations, even the ones that seem completely negative. When you do this, you get better, learn, and grow in the essential ways that let you live a richer and fuller life. Come on people…..elevate your perspective!

I’m late getting this post out to you today because — this is a mindset that is really near and dear to my heart. I WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT. I must admit that I have some AMAZING critical connections. They are working for me even when I don’t have a clue about it.

An interesting set of events happened today. I made a new connection — I hope that we will find the critical things that make our connection matter. And then I re-connected, a few hours later, with a critical connection I had made several years ago. The events that surrounded these two meetings really through me for a loop. It was if I were having one seamless conversation but with two different people at different times.

OK, enough with the riddles. I will keep it simple. The “We Are Connected” mindset encourages you to explore the synergies in all relationships and learn to empower one another. 

1) Embrace Everyone 2) Maximize Positive Relationships 3) Build Your Drream Team and 4) Lead with Value.

We Are Connected

If someone else says to me that PASSION is overrated — I’m going to pop ’em a good one (I’m not advocating for violence here — just trying to make a point). It’s so interesting how you get so many perspectives on this topic. Clearly we don’t all have the same experiences, so our thoughts about being passionate about what we do and making a choice to LIVE our lives based on that is an individual preference. Here’s what some of the naysayers may say:

1. You’ve been trying to live your passions for a long time, don’t seem to have anything to show for it. — Good grief people.

2. Passion is overrated. — OK, so if it’s overrated then what is it?

3. You can’t EAT passion and passion DON’T pay the bills! — Can you be a bigger Dream Snatcher?

For my readers today: GET INTO a Sphere of Positivity. YOUR PASSION IS POWER!

*As learned from the 7mindsets: A Life Changing Revolution based on Groundbreaking Research

PUT PASSION FIRSTPursue your authentic talents and deepest interests

Passion First
Focus on Strengths, Explore Your Interests, Make a Stand, and by all means Be Authentic
(get the book) for IN DEPTH details.

I WOKE UP this morning with this burning question in my head. Is everything possible? You know at some point you’ve got to make a decision on whether you believe that, because if you don’t — YOU’RE STUCK in impossibilities. And Lord knows you don’t want to end up there.

Early morning business conversations through text started as my eyes opened — isn’t it interesting how we just roll towards the nightstand, grab our phones and start handling business as if there wasn’t a break between the night before when you ended your day with a text. How our lives have changed.

Anyway, let me continue….so many great creative thoughts and energy were circulating in the atmosphere this morning — I couldn’t stop dreaming of “BIG”! So though challenges met me this morning as well –they don’t stop coming folks, remember that– (below excepts from the book The 7Mindsets To Live Your Ultimate Life)

Everything Is Possible

1. Look internally before looking at external factors

2. Challenge your current thinking

3. Engage your imagination

4. Then put your imagination to work

5. Expect Success, Happiness and Meaning

6. Don’t worry about the HOW

7. Be wary of DREAM SNATCHERS — OOOH WEE this is a good one!

How many times have you attended or participated in a networking | social event and exchanged business cards, had general conversation with a person(s), heck you’ve even been invited to or asked to participate in some of their events, etc.? You really thought you’d made a connection, maybe not “critical”, at least a decent one.

Now it’s your turn — you’re sharing with your connections the great news about what’s happening in your business, or at work, you’re asking them to participate in other opportunities to connect and grow, and what do you know? Now they want to be “un-connected”.

I’m going to make a strong statement right here — If you don’t want to “really connect” with folks, because your original intention for connecting was selfish to begin with, then don’t go through the motions. Save your energy and reflect on your original intention for why you are connecting to people. I can assure you you’ll have another chance to meet again, and maybe even on a bigger platform. So to answer the question that relates to this particular instance, NOT to Connect. Save your business cards.

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~ MOLA

You’re probably wondering — what the heck is Monique LaRue talking about today — I’m just sharing my heart — which is typical when something moves me to make a change in my life and energy.  So let me preface by saying, I’m not going to divulge any stories of my personal shame hence the title of my post — though I know that would be juicy commentary for many — I’ll save any conversation about that for later, if you care to hear.

The point of this post today is all about courage. The courage to face the shame and know that you are still capable of delivering a message of hope in-spite of your shame. I’m speaking to myself people.

Will I be judged for not being all “put together”? Some may say, but you’re the author of a new book — hmmmh? – like my last post on VULNERABILITY — shame is a extreme running second. But I’m working on that too….keep your heart open to healing ….. keep listening.

Oh and get the book! Daring Greatly. . . . . . . ~ MOLA

Daring Greatly