Voices

You Can Get With This or You Can Get With That . . .

You can get with this or you can get with that. But you can’t do both.

The world today is filled with many voices all competing for our attention.  Books, podcasts YouTube Videos, webinars, meetings and the like are jockeying for position in between our ears or in front of our eyes. Attention is the new commodity according to Gary Vaynerchuck, who day trades attention.

Each of these voices has something significant to offer and each is speaking a truth but is that truth or offering good for you?

Do you follow someone because their words ignite something within you? Do you follow because someone you know follows them? Do follow because they followed you and you are being polite by following them back? Do you follow to get more followers? Do you follow what I’m saying?

Listening to or “following” many different voices can be difficult and confusing. Each voice has a different point of view which may be the reason that many listeners or followers are stuck or unstable in their endeavors. One voice says, “Do this.” Another voice says, “Do that”. The listener/follower is now torn between two opinions. “No one can follow two opinions. No one can follow two voices.

Which voice is right for you? The voice to whom you give your attention must speak truth. Truth that is true for you. That voice must nourish your growth. That voice must help you reach your destination (your destiny) and help you fulfill your purpose.

It’s time to consider and audit the books, podcasts, videos, the meetings, and webinars to whom we give our attention. It’s time to delete and discard those voices that don’t take us where we want to go. It’s no fun realizing that you missed your turn because you weren’t  listening to the right directions. Listen to and follow those who are going your way. Do it today. You don’t have time to be on the wrong road. #Whatsonyourplaylist

The Path

Private Environments – A Conversation with BizChick Terrilena Austin

The environment is which grow is critical to our we see ourselves and what we allow to happen to us and those around us.  This conversation with BizChick, Terrilena Austin gives a little glimpse into how certain behaviors are acquired, nurtured and grown into the life we live now.  Give us your feedback after you listen.

 

Tim Gillette

Change Your Playlist

This podcast is from an interview with Rocker Life Coach, Tim Gillette.  In this 5 minute piece, he speaks about how so many of us have negative tapes (thoughts) going on in our heads that replay over and over. He talks about his personal struggle and what he does every day to win.  Consider the source of what you hear in your headsets and if you don’t like the voices in your head change the playlist. “You make the music that going to be in your life”.  Enjoy.

 

Learn more about Tim here.

Colorful Spring Garden

Not by Accident.

Why are we here?  Why now?  We could have been born in any other era but we are here now.   This is not by accident.  This is on purpose.  This was deliberate.  Myles Munroe said once, “there is something that this world needs that makes your birth necessary”.  Find out what that is today.  Discover your true purpose today.

Scrabble tiles that spell life

Expect Better.

The choice is always ours.  We can expect the best or we can expect the best.   Not sure what to choose?  Choose life.

I read this this morning and thought that this would help someone. It certainly helped me.

““This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach. It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’ No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.

“But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.””
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Deuteronomy‬ ‭30:11-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
http://bible.com/116/deu.30.11-20.nlt

One Action

We are one action away from accelerating our success or propelling our failure.  Just one action can change the entire course of your life. Your family, health or company.

The story that comes to mind of Nike. You know them, the big athletic apparel brand. They had a major influencer on their team in Stephen Curry, (of the Golden State Warriors). Steph wanted to put his mantra, “I can do all things” on his shoe. This comes from the bible verse in Philippians 4:13 that says, “I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.”

Nike took one action and said no. Steph Curry took one action and went with another company that told him yes. Under Armour took one action and said yes. And now that brand influencer is on their team.

One action cost Nike a major endorser. One action gained Under Armour a major endorser.

What’s your one action that will change the course of your life?

Read the Faithit article here:

Watch the Spot

your new level is your new thought

New Levels

 

Your next level is your new thought. I heard this at a conference I attended.  Casey Treat was the speaker and he talked about renewing your mind.  I’m all about what’s going on in my headsets.  What am I listening to on a daily basis?  The things that we listen to determine where we’re going to end up.  Renewing my mind is important.  What I’m listening to right now has gotten me where I am.  If I’m going to go to a different level I got to get a new thought.  But how do I get a new thought? I’ve got to get new information. I’ve got to change the information that I have been receiving, get different information and apply that information.  I now have a new thought.  I can now go to a new level.  New thoughts . . . New levels.

What new thoughts do you need to go to your next level?  We’d love to hear from you. Share this with someone.  Thanks for tuning in.

 

Piece of Mind

We all have great thoughts and wonderful ideas. However, our thoughts and ideas are no good to us or anyone else unless they are shared.

Words are the vehicle that we use to share these thoughts and ideas. We use words to paint pictures of our thoughts and ideas to share with others.

What comes to your mind when I say the word “dog”? Do you see Ralphie, your childhood pet or do you see the neighbors little black the chihuahua that seems to never stop barking?

Your words help us to image (imagine) your thoughts and ideas. This is why it is important to capture the vision (your thoughts & ideas), write it and make it simple on paper. This will require that you sit down, get quiet and turn off all distractions.

Now take that written vision of the company, building, ministry, book or invention and begin building it out. Share it with others. Effective communication is really important at this point. You must consistently communicate and clarify your vision to and with your team until they see the vision like you see it.

There is a beautiful building in you, a great symphony or best-selling book for which the world is waiting. Do it today. Write that vision. Make it simple and give us a piece of your mind.