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Don’t Turn Back Now!

You will be tempted to resort to your old ways until your new ways are fully accepted and established. You must make up your mind to press forward! This requires a decision of quality. One for which there is no turning back. Even in the face of the temptation to do so.

You cannot be defeated so don’t you quit!

Watch Your Ears!

The principle:

  1. We hear (good or bad)
  2. We choose to believe (good or bad)
  3. We speak what we believe (good or bad)
  4. We live what we speak (good or bad)

Life and death are always around in our faces. Faith, fear, death, and life all come by hearing. this is why we must watch what goes into our ears.

What we allow into our ears eventually makes its way (by our choice) into our hearts and minds. Death, fear panic, negativity, worry, dread, and other bad reports are ours to choose.

Life, good, positivity, faith optimism, hope, and other good reports are also ours to choose.

We speak what we believe. What continually say to you about you and your situation is the life you live. Don’t like your life? Choose to believe better.

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Get in Where You Fit In

Be about what you are here to do. Be about your business.

No more time for copy cats. Doing things others are doing.

It’s time to go all-in on your purpose for being on this planet.

What if you don’t know why you are here? Then that’s your assignment. To figure out why you are on this planet.

It’s easy to copy others. But it’s far more rewarding to be an original. Your assignment may resemble someone else’s but won’t be exactly the same. It may in the same field and that’s ok as long as it is your assignment.

It may seem daunting to discover who you are, but discover you must. Let’s not waste time on someone else’s assignment while ours goes undone. Find your place and get in it.

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Choose to Believe

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We choose what we believe

We choose to believe one way or another.

We choose to believe it

It required our input.

It required our permission.

Why do we believe what we believe?

Where did we get the information for what we believe?

What we believe comes by hearing.

What we hear comes from our environment.

Our environment is made up of the books we read, the movies or TV we watch, and the people we hang with.

Our environment influences our beliefs.

Be sure your environment is set to thrive!

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Pro Choice? Choose Life!

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Image by Diane Ineza from Pixabay

What would the world look like without you in it?  Think of the lives you’ve changed and transformed by you doing what you do every day.  Your kind words. Your smile.  Your passion. Your genius.  

You may not be center stage but you are so very important. We need the gifts, talents, and skill you offer.  

No matter how you got here, you are here. And we need you!

One life can change the world. You did!

Dare to Daydream!

Make time to daydream. Schedule 25 minutes on your calendar and use that time to:
figure things out
get quiet
brainstorm
doodle
create

Get somewhere and sit down!

Sitting down requires determination and focus. Sitting down allows you to think God’s thoughts. It allows Him to think through you and allows Him to show you what he’s planned for you.


Have some fun today. Daydream.
Think of what could be. What you could be.
Decide what tomorrow will look like, today.
Draw it out.
Speak it out.
Project your future.
Determine your destiny.

Your schedule is the canvas for your day, week, month, and year.
It’s a blank slate.
Don’t use it to repeat past shortcomings and failures.
Write a new chapter of victory!
One where the hero, you, wins every time.

Surfer Van

The one thing that makes all the difference

The thing that makes one stand out successfully is one’s character.

What is character? The New Oxford American Dictionary defines character as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. I will add to that definition.
Character is a commitment to a set of values without compromise. It is the willingness to sacrifice pleasure for principle. Character is dedication to a set of standards without wavering. Character is self-imposed discipline and character is manifested when your values, principles, and morals are tested.

Character is tested under pressure. There are 3 things that test character: appetites, (food, drink, sex) fame and power.
Every time one’s character is proven a deposit of trust is made. Trust is a by-product of character. It cannot be bought or demanded or prayed for, it must be earned.

Trust is built over time.  It may have taken 50 years to build but it can be lost in 50 seconds. Just ask Wells Fargo. Founded over 100 years ago in 1852 it recently lost its credibility due to misconduct. They are now in the process of rebuilding what they’ve lost.

Trust is the currency of leadership and it is the reason one is successful.  People follow you because they trust you. You buy leadership success with the trust the people give you. Its impossible to lead those who don’t trust you. Trust is testing over time. Only you can protect the trust given to you. This done with your character and integrity.

Points to remember:
Character is what you do when no one is watching.
Character is displayed in public but tested in secret.
A person of character can be trusted.
You cannot buy, demand or pray for trust.
It is given by people in response to character.
Trustworthiness is the currency of leadership
Trust is a product of stability. The successful business/leader must be fixed, predictable, stable.

Remember Trust= Test over time.