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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!

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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.

Cultivate Critical Connections: A Guide for Creating Genuine Relationships is designed for college bound students and young adults who are at the start of building authentic relationships. I teach my readers how to nurture, evaluate, and sustain their connections in an easy to recall process called the 3C-Technique. I explain that their personal and professional growth depends on their original intention for developing relationships and that the benefits of those critical relationships can be the springboard to meaningful opportunities

At some point in our lives, we realize that we are who we are because of the critical connections we’ve made. When we take the time to create genuine connections, what we’re saying is that we value the people we are connecting with. The 3C-Technique approach– is simple and goes like this:

  • If we take the time to master how we cultivate relationships,
  • examine the fine details of what’s critical (authentic) in our relationships,
  • and then commit to the effort of keeping those connections intact, we can change the trajectory of our lives.

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?

Pause2The other day I got a text from a friend of mine that read: Back Home! Great seeing you again! Happy New Year and Happy New YOU! I smiled, took a deep breath in and exhaled allowing myself to embrace the magnitude of that final piece of text: Happy New YOU! If nothing else in 2013, relish in the thought that every day you have a fresh opportunity to be the “New YOU”. Just think about that for a moment ~