Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"I'm looking for a lot of men who have infinite capacity to not know what can't be done"~Henry Ford
"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."~Anna Quindlen
"If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope."~Max Gunther
"The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts."~Booker T. Washington
"You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."~Dale Carnegie
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it within us or find it not."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."~Robert Green Ingersoll

Monday, June 29, 2009

"As you're on your journey to success, do remember to enjoy the trip. Stick your head out of the car window, just like a dog does, and let the wind blow through your hair."~Peggy McColl
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."~William James
"You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes."~Buckminster Fuller
"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."~Mary Kay Ash
"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."~Lyndon B. Johnson
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."~Norman Cousins
"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."~Barbara Pletcher

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work it until it's done and done right."~Walt Disney. Have a blessed Sunday!
"Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity."~Johann Kaspar Lavater

Saturday, June 27, 2009

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step."~Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning."~Jonathan Swift
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."~Jonathan Swift
"Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."~Lawrence J. Peter
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart."~Helen Keller. Have a blessed day!
"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."~Mary Kay Ash
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think."~Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, June 26, 2009

"We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope that we get to death without being too badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams."~Bob Proctor
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."~Abraham Lincoln
"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."~Helen Keller
"I strive to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am."~Unknown
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."~Carl Jung
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly"~Robert F. Kennedy
"Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."~George Washington

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will."~Clint Eastwood
"Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of."~Jonathan Swift


This is an interesting idea. We are in a world where we are so overcautious. We are creating a generation of people who are challenged with taking risk and fearful of failure. Even to the extent that they feel they must succeed at anything. I have heard this saying many times: "Failure is not an option". I believe failure to be only that which we choose to be one and really is opportunity to learn something new that will inspire us to move forward and continue with it. I never thought that it could damage your credibility as Napoleon Hill suggests. I would think that having fear be the driver of our thoughts, emotions and actions then it makes sense that credibility could be in question. What do you think? Enjoy.

"If you expect others to have confidence in you, you must conduct yourself in a way that inspires trust. Being so cautious that you never try anything new will damage your credibility just as much as will throwing all caution to the winds and trying any idea that comes along without thinking it through. (Most people equate any kind of extreme behavior with poor judgment.) But don’t fall victim to "analysis paralysis." Learn to separate facts from opinions and make sure your decisions-and your subsequent actions-are based on reliable information. Then take action!"~Napoleon Hill
"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them."~Robert R. Updegraff
"Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do."~Neale Donald Walsch

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."~Jonathan Swift
"In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high."~Henry David Thoreau
"Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think."~Dale Carnegie
"Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."~Lin Yutang
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."~Muhammad Ali
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."~Muhammad Ali

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion
to one's courage."~Anais Nin
"I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.”~Nadia Comaneci
"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate."~George Burns
"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep."~Greg Evans

This Hormone Makes Counting Calories Irrelevant?

Got an email about this and though it would be good to share with others. It is so amazing all the work that is being done these days on how the body works to take care of itself. I am always fascinated by the great machine that we have for a body. It is truly a great gift from God who created each of us. There are some amazing bits of information about how a hormone called Leptin works within your body so that you can life your life to the Max. Not only how you can live healthier but potentially live longer! Hope you enjoy it. Look forward to your comments and feedback. Have a great day!

"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."~Les Brown

Monday, June 22, 2009

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."~Will Rogers.
"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might."
~Marian Anderson


Had this come by my email today and wanted to share everyone. It is very interesting how the evolution of the workplace is evolving based on the speed at which new technology is being created and adopted by others. If only we could adapt and change with it to help grow ourselves in what we do and how we deliver value to others. The idea of Personal Initiative is so important these days. In fact it has been important at all times as one of the key factors that leads people to success in what they do. Working on our mind, body, and spirit will help us all to maximize our opportunities for success.

What do you think about how people are taking personal initiative in todays world?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback. Have a fantastic day! Enjoy.

"It’s hard to say which would be more discouraging: drifting from job to job because you’re always the first to be laid off, or laboring in monotonous obscurity at the same job. The first results from not doing what you are told to do, the second from doing only what you are told to do. You can "get by" for a time following either approach, but you will never get ahead. Personal initiative is more important in today’s enlightened, high-tech workplace than it was during the Industrial Age, when the ability to follow orders was a critical skill. As technology makes many supervisory functions obsolete, every one of us is expected to do more with less, determine what needs to be done, and do it. Don’t wait to be told. Know your company and your job so well that you can anticipate what needs to be done-then do it! Stop explaining and start doing!"~Napoleon Hill
"Obstacles in life are like logs in your path. You can step over it or move it out of the way. You could cut it up and make firewood."~Unknown

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wishing all the Dad's out there a Happy Father's day! Enjoy every moment of it. You deserve it! Have a blessed day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"It's always too early to quit."~Norman Vincent Peale. Have a blessed Saturday!

Friday, June 19, 2009

"Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help."~Thomas Fuller. Happy Friday! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have."~Leonard Nimoy. Have a blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


WOW! What a powerful poem full of many great nuggets of wisdom.
Upon reflection, I can see for myself how it is really the possibility of achieving the impossible that can hold me back and at the same time drive me to want to move forward with more passion and determination as well as finding people to come along for the ride.
We were born to manifest the greatness of the God who's image we are created in. It is through our relationship with Him that we can shine a great light in the world and play at our biggest game!
As we grow through our fears and let our true light shine through we are able to be witness and encouragement for others to know that they can do the same. Someone once told me: Light can overtake Darkness but Darkness cannot not over take light. Darkness only appears when the light is taken away. So don't hide your light from the rest of the world. Let your light shine bright in all that you do. You deserve it!


Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest
the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson
"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible."~Richard M. DeVos

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."~Michael J. Fox

Monday, June 15, 2009


I came across this poem today in my email and it reminded me of the mindset that we need when pursuing our passions and dreams. The idea of "DON'T QUIT" is something that all of us need to remember when the obstacles and challenges of doing something great to create our best life show up. From my experience, when they do show up they show up BIG! Focusing daily on taking care of your whole self including your mind, body, and spirit will help you when these things show up. I try to look at obstacles and challenges as opportunities to grow more in what I am attempting to do, within myself, and also to be a guide post for the path that I am on. When pursuing your passions and dreams you should follow the advise of DON"T QUIT but don't confuse it with TAKE A DIFFERENT PATH. Enjoy the journey!


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure has turned about,
When they might have won had they stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow!

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering one,
Often the struggler has given up
When they might have captured the victor's cup.
And they learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close they were to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint to the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the task when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem the worst, that you must not quit!
"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."~Neil Armstrong. Have a blessed Monday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."~William Penn

Friday, June 12, 2009

Speaking Words or Taking Action

What a true story of how most of us who strive to create a great life for ourselves face in every step of the way. We must remember that we are created to create greatness in our lives and inspire others to do the same. When it comes down to it, people tend not to listen to our words but watch our actions to see if we will do what we say. Those people who are pointing and laughing will always be there. Are you listening to them? Are they driving your decisions and your actions? How are you aligning your actions with your words?
Enjoy the story and have a great day!

From the files of Bob Proctor...
Many years ago a young lady who was attending a seminar shared an interesting story with me. Apparently she and two or three of her girlfriends went and tried out for a place in a stage play. She got the starring role while her girlfriends were not even picked for the supporting cast. Opening night she said she was really excited but afterwards became very disappointed when her girlfriends never came out and supported her. She was explaining the situation to an elderly friend of her fathers named Hap. He wrote her a letter and she gave me a copy with her permission to share it with others. Read it carefully and think.

Dear Ann,

Once upon a time there was a fellow by the name of Al Capp who wrote a comic strip called "L'll Abner." Many years ago he had some characters in his strip who lived in a town near Dogpatch. They were the town bums, the n'er do wells, the failures whose whole aim in life was to pass judgement on others. Their criticism and ridicule became so vehement that in time the rest of the people in the town became acutely conscious of it. "The boys down at the stable," as they were called because that's where they spent most of their time, soon set the social standards of the town. Nobody could do anything without their sanction.

Because they lived within the structure of their crummy little world, they would laugh and point their fingers at anyone and everyone who tried to be better than they were. As a result the people feared the ridicule of the boys down at the stable so much that they stopped trying. Soon everybody became bums and the town died.

In every social structure, Ann, whether it be family, town, county or state, there are "The boys down at the stable." They are the jealous ones. They are too scared to try something different. They show their ignorance by laughing at those who do. Learn to recognize them Ann, for what they are. Don't let them hurt you. It takes a certain amount of toughness to succeed. One has to rise above those who would tear you down so that they can laugh and say, "I told you so!"

There are too many of us who love you and want you to make it. I could put myself at the top of the list. You aren't going to fall flat on your face as they would have you. You are going to do a superb job. Remember this show is only a small step in the direction of greater things you will do, many of which are beyond your wildest dreams. All you have to do is want to. One of the things I like about you best is that you always give it hell for try.

The show will be a success because of you and others like you who try. There are only winners in the cast. The losers are gathered down at the stable laughing and hoping for your failure. If we could dig down deep inside them, I'm sure we'd find they want to win also, but are too scared to try, and they attempt to cover up their own failures as human beings by laughing at others. In a sense I'm sorry for them. Their guilt must make them very unhappy people.

Much love,

"All those who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."~Orison Swett Marden. It all starts with a dream. Have a blessed Friday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Some more great inspirational words of wisdom from a great teacher. The idea of having a clear and fertile mind is foundational to leading a great and successful life. We all have the chance to have this. Sometimes the weeds come in and we need to do a little pulling and cleaning up so that the good things can grow again. Add determination and persistence to this and watch out. You will fulfill your dreams and achieve even more that you thought was possible. Guard your mind in all that you do and experience so that all good things can grow. Enjoy your day!

"Every great accomplishment began with the germ of an idea in the mind of a great person, then was shaped for practical usefulness and finally transformed into reality. Make your mind a fertile ground for ideas through constant study and learning, and condition through constant practice to discipline yourself to follow through on your good ideas. The most brilliant concept in the world is only a dream unless you take action. Even a mediocre idea that is put into practice is far more valuable than a flash of genius that languishes in a fallow, undisciplined mind."~ Napoleon Hill
"If you develop the habits of success, you will make success a habit."~Michael E. Angier. Have a blessed Thursday!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This is such an inspiring idea. It is so true that what we think about comes about and determines the success in our lives. It will form the basis of who we are and what we will capable of becoming. So in order to Maximize your Health for Life, think about your thoughts. In fact, it is said that we are the only creatures on this earth that can actually do that. Enjoy the info from Napoleon Hill and let me know what you think.

If it’s true that you become what you think about most, it follows that the quantity and quality of success you achieve in your life will be in direct proportion to the size of your thoughts. If you allow your mind to be dominated by trivial matters, your achievements are likely to be unimportant. Discipline yourself to think about important things. Keep up with what’s new in your field and with what’s going on in the world. Make a list of good ideas that you can use anytime you are searching for a creative solution to a problem. Remember, small minds think about things; great minds think about ideas.
"In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision."~Peter F. Drucker. Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Life is short...

Had this sent to me by a friend and thought I would share it in a note.
Really made me think about living each moment of every day to the fullest that it can be.

Life is to short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So love the people who treat your right, and forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance; take it!
If it changes your life; let it!
Nobody said that it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.
"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."~Napoleon Hill

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."~Aristotle. Have a blessed Saturday!

Friday, June 5, 2009

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."!Bruce Lee
"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."~Sallust. Happy Friday! Have a blessed day.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end."~Sidney A. Friedman

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"There are only two options regarding commitment;
you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between."~Pat Riley

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day."~Sally Koch. Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."~Betty Smith