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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.

Don't QuitI’m really trying to stay focused on building a platform for my life’s mission, passions, and dreams–and boy it gets really hard sometimes to NOT QUIT!

Thanks to a great transparent leader like Michael Hyatt, Author of Platform (yes, I’m singing his praises — thanks Michael!), you’ll get a sense that you are not alone. Even with his successes, as CEO of a major publishing company, dynamic blogger and podcaster, he’s just as human as I am and he often struggles with the notion of quitting.

As I continue to learn from the best practices of inspiring individuals like Michael Hyatt, Keith Ferrazzi, and others — I realize I’ve got a lot a work to do (personally and from a business perspective) and as long as I open myself up to the possibilities set before me, I can FLY. So here are 3 of the things that I’ve got to remind myself of….so I DON’T QUIT.

  1. I am powerful beyond measure — more than adequate
  2. What I desire to do and become is not just for me — the ONE that needs to hear from me is waiting
  3. Concerning myself about yesterday and tomorrow is a waste of time — only NOW is what matters and will have impact

What 3 things do you have to remind yourself of….. so you DON’T QUIT?

Opportunity_Mynameis

I could probably take a whole month describing to you the many opportunities that have been presented to me over the years — I won’t do that. I call myself an Opportunity Catalyst because I am one who always finds an opportunity in most situations and circumstances. I am who I am today because of opportunity.

I’m about to embark on a journey of a lifetime in 2013 and I’m taking you with me whether you want to take that trip or not. I know that may sound a bit cocky — not trying to be. As I grow personally and professionally — if you’re on this site then I’m going to encourage you as I encourage myself every step of the way — it’s just what I do.   MOLA, Opportunity Catalyst