Friday, July 31, 2009

"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
"Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat."~Ann Landers
"The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul."~G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."~Yiddish proverb
"Leadership isn't how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others..."~John C Maxwell
"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."~Pioneer Girls Leaders' Handbook

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover that they are not it."~Bernard Bailey
"Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the guts to carry it out."~Lee Iacocca
"Sometimes in our attempt to give children what we did not have, we forget to give our children what we did have."~Connie Podesta

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."~Og Mandino
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."~Richard Bach
"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit."~Aristotle
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds."~Albert Einstein
"He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful."~Lao Tzu

Monday, July 27, 2009

"We can escape the prison of our own beliefs and enter the Palace of Possibilities when we allow ourselves to be astonished by everything."~Gary Craig
“The effectiveness of your work will never rise above your ability to lead and influence other.”~John C. Maxwell
"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."~Aldous Huxley

Sunday, July 26, 2009


How we think is definitely linked to the life that we create and live. This concept seems very simple, you get what you put it right? If you fill your mind with thoughts of hope, joy, gratitude, and love, then you will create those things in your life. If on the other hand you fill your mind with worry, stress, anxiety, fear, and resentment, then those things will show up in the life that you created.
Our mind is such a wonderful gift that we have been given. It is what feeds our heart and creates our life. We were all created to live a great life. It is through the activities of our thinking that drive the life we live.
If you want to make a change in your life you must first create it in your mind. Everything in this world was created first in the minds of people first before it came to be. I was at a training event yesterday with Max International and a truly amazing person and speaker Lisa Jimenez shared the following insights about who we are and are not.
1. You are NOT your: circumstances, fear, past, or even your beliefs or thoughts.
2. You are: Pure possibility!
This really hit home with me and reminded me of how powerful what we think of ourselves is related to the life that we create and live each day.
Take some time to reflect on who you are, what thoughts are defining you and creating the life that you are currently living. Then take a step and see in your mind that you are capable of creating anything in your life. What is your dream life look like? Where do you live? What do you do? Who do you do it with? What do you have? What defines who you are? Write down your thoughts, visualize it, know it to be true right now at this moment! Believe that you can have the life of your dreams and you will. It all starts with the thoughts in your mind. Through this you can change the world around you and have a great life for yourself and others. To your success! Enjoy!

"Your world will become what you choose to make it. You can reach great heights of success, or you can settle for a miserable life that is devoid of hope. The choice is yours. When you choose a positive course, you set in motion an unstoppable force that will allow you to have a fulfilling career, the love of your family and friends, good physical and mental health, and all of the other true riches of life. To change your world, you must change it from the inside out. You must begin with yourself. When you choose the course that puts your life on a positive track, you will change your life for the better, and you will also positively influence the people with whom you come in contact."~Napoleon Hill
"When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?"~Robin Williams
"Speak when you're angry, and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."~Lawrence J. Peter
"When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself."~Gilbert Arland
"I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.

"~Lou Holtz
"'Twas her thinking of others that made you think of her."~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"When you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility in others (and yourself), emphasize the anticipation of accomplishment, not the penalties for failure."~Roger Crawford
"Action is the antidote to despair."~Joan Baez
"You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated."~Maya Angelou
"You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures."~Charles Noble
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, "Press on," has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."~Calvin Coolidge

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Never look down on a person unless you are helping him up."~Jesse Jackson
"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."~Martin Luther King

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."~Brian Tracy
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, 'I'll try again tomorrow.'"~Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."~Eleanor Roosevelt
"The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."~Chinese proverb
"Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock."~Unknown
"Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it."~Robertson Davies
"Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it."~Robertson Davies

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."~Sigmund Freud
"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow."~Alice Mackenzie Swaim
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."~James Conant
"Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Honesty has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. An absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As honesty and real integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others."~Chuck Swindoll
"We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of."~John H. Groberg
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."~Kenji Miyazawa

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail."~Nelson Mandela
"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."~Chinese proverb
"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."~Epictetus
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."~Robert Schuller
"Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."~Francis Bacon
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."~Japanese proverb
"Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings."~Elie Weisel

Monday, July 20, 2009

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."~Martin Luther King
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."~Pablo Picasso
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"~Abraham Lincoln
"Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."~James Bryant Conant
"Good manners will often take people where neither money nor education will take them."~Fanny Jackson Coppin
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."~Walter Winchell

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it."~Alistair Cooke
"When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others."~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."~Helen Keller
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."~Peter T. Mcintyre
"Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."~Norman Vincent Peale
"Knock the 't' off the 'can't.'"~Samuel Johnson
"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."~Edmund Hillary

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right."~Henry Ford
"Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours."~Richard Bach
"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."~Marie Curie
"The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do."~Author Unknown
"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have."~Brian Tracy
"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."~Samuel Johnson
"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence"~Vince Lombardi

Friday, July 17, 2009

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."~Anna Freud
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."~Helen Keller
"The forces you are struggling with, that you feel are holding you back - are illusions. They are not real - they never have been. See only the good that you desire in your mind."~Bob Proctor
"Every achiever that I have ever met says, "My life turned around when I began to believe in me.""~Dr. Robert Schuller
"Love builds bridges where there are none."~R. H. Delaney
"Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them."~Coco Chanel
"I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like."~Coco Chanel

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door."~Coco Chanel
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."~Francis Bacon
"Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly."~Francis Bacon
"There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying."~Francis Bacon
"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."~Francis Bacon
"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time."~Francis Bacon
"There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted."~Washington Irving

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles."~Washington Irving
"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."~Washington Irving
"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes."~Washington Irving
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work."~Plato
"Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, you cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation."~Plato
"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others."~Plato
"The beginning is the most important part of the work."~Plato

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else."~Plato
"A warrior doesn't give up what he loves... he finds the love in what he does."~Socrates
"You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."~Zig Ziglar
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."~Albert Einstein
"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change."~Barbara DeAngelis
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."~Norman Vincent Peale

Monday, July 13, 2009


This is a very powerful idea that we must fully understand. It could be turned around and said that A POSITIVE MIND SPAWNS ONLY POSITIVE IDEAS. It is like the glass is half full concept to me. The mind is such an amazing gift that we have be given in our lives. The thoughts that we think with our mind are the only thing that we can really have control over. They are so powerful and drive our actions and create the life we see and live in every moment. When I reflect on this, I think about how infleuntial the environment where and people who we spend the most time with. Recently Eric Worre from Network Marketing Pro, had a great video where he talked about the influence of people that he called The Law of Association. He mentions that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. I would like to extend this to include also the 5 places we spend the most time in as well. Today I am taking inventory the people and environment and comparing it to the life that I want to create. Charting the course of change and moving forward. Join me in this and we can all move ahead together. Thanks for being along for the journey with me. I appreciate all of you very much. Your kind words are inspiring and encouraging. Look forward to growing and achieving abundant success in all that we do. Enjoy the thoughts from the great teacher Napolean Hill below. Have a fantastic day!

"It is a physical impossibility for a negative mind to generate positive thoughts. When you allow yourself to dwell on the negative aspects of life, negative thinking expands to fill all of your thoughts until there is no room for positive thoughts to grow. It becomes an endless cycle. The habit of negative thinking generates more and more negative thoughts, which the mind attempts to turn into physical reality. The result is a life of despair and hopelessness. Develop the habit of eliminating negative thoughts the moment they appear. Start small at first. When you first hear that inner voice that says, "I can’t do this," put the thought out of your mind immediately. Instead, concentrate on the task itself. Break it down into manageable parts and complete them one at a time. When the job is finished, tell your doubting self: "You were wrong. I could do it, and I did!""~Napolean Hill
"Faith can move mountains. Doubt can create them."~Howard Wight
"If you're already in a hole, it's no use to continue digging."~Roy W. Walters
"The aim of Life is to Live, and to Live means to be Aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely, Aware."~Henry James
"Optimists convert stumbling blocks to stepping stones."~W. Howard Wight, Jr.
"Speak little, listen much."~St. Ignatius of Loyola
"The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment."~William Arthur Ward
"All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures: they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition."~Bob Proctor

Sunday, July 12, 2009

"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."~Denis Waitley
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."~Maori Proverb
"The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are."~Takahisa Kora
"Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance."~Deepak Chopra
"It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions."~Jim Rohn
"Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."~Anonymous

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"There are men who hate me; let me love them. There are men I have wronged; let them forgive me."~Saying of the Dinka Tribe
"Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep you nose at a friendly level."~Max L. Forman
"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
"The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become fearless… is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection."~Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
" I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains."~Anne Frank
"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."~Jim Rohn

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."~Nelson Mandela
"To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can."~Og Mandino
"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another."~Katherine Paterson
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."~Eleanor Roosevelt
"You must learn to translate wisdom and strong feelings into labor..."~Jim Rohn
"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out..."~Frank A. Clark
"Don't just let your business or your job make something for you, let it make something of you."~Jim Rohn

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"All I want to do is just go out there and play hard. If I do that, good things will happen. It's as simple as that."~Carlos Pena
"Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe."~Tao Te Ching
"Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe."~Tao Te Ching


WOW! What a powerful message.

This one jumped out of the screen and me and hit me up side of the head! (Thanks Linda)

It is so true that how you are is who and what you will attract into your life. Change comes from the inside-out. You really can only be as successful as your mental attitude will allow you to be. Spending time to cleanse your mind, body, and spirit from the inside out will allow you to grow and shine big in the world.

My wife and I are on a mission this week to live without complaining about anything. This is a great exercise for mental cleansing. You might want to try it out. It's a lot of fun.

Some people tell me that things people offer to help you grow from the inside out are brain washing me. I say to them, I would really enjoy to have my brain washed. It would be nice if we could take it out and wash it once in a while! Enjoy the thoughts below from Napoleon Hill. May you be blessed with great success in all that you do. Look forward to reading your thoughts and comments. Cheers!

"If you want to be a positive, successful person, be sure you choose your friends carefully. Positive friends and role models will have a positive effect upon you, while negative friends will soon kill your initiative. Do not allow yourself to be lulled into complacency by the masses who believe mediocrity is an acceptable alternative. Focus on the possibilities for success, not the potential for failure. When you doubt yourself, talk the situation over with a positive, supportive friend. Everyone needs a boost now and again; make sure your friends are positive, success-oriented people who always build you up, not negative thinkers who always seem to find a way to tear you down."~Napoleon Hill
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”~Confucius
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."~Peter Drucker
"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?"~Tony Robbins

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail."~Abraham Maslow
"We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them."~Carl Jung
"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."~Greg Anderson
"One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety."~Deepak Chopra
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you will land among the stars."~Les Brown
"People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves."~James Allen
"I was worthless, until I DECIDED to be worth more."~Kim Jeffery

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Do or not do, there is not try."~Yoda
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting."~Anonymous
"Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try."~Dennis DeYoung
"Argue for your limitations and they are yours. Argue for you possibilities and they are yours as well."~Various Authors
"Argue for your limitations and they are yours. Argue for you possibilities and they are yours as well."~Various Authors
"Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life."~Foster C. McClellan
"Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!"~Edwin C. Bliss
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."~Carol Burnett

Monday, July 6, 2009

"There is nothing you can't do, if you set your mind to it. Anything is possible."~Rick Hansen
"I strive to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am."~Unknown
"Beware the barrenness of a busy life."~Socrates
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."~Bill Gates

The 7 Secrets of Success...

I got an email with this from a friend and it made me think how the answers to so many things are right there in front of us yet we don't see them. It is a must to take time to slow down and reflect on things happening in our lives and what is around us. This is something that I value very much. I love to use the time early in the morning, before the sunrise, to take time in mediation and reflection on my life. It is amazing how things become clearer and more focused when I do this. It is like renewing and recharging my batteries for the day ahead. It feels great. Enjoy the story and take some time to reflect.
Have an amazing day and week ahead! Cheers!

I found the answers in my room.

Roof said: Aim High
Fan said: Be cool
Clock said: Every minute is precious
Mirror said: Reflect before you act
Window said: See the world
Calendar said: Be up-to date
Door said: Push hard to achieve your goals
"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."~Christopher Robin to Pooh
"The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example."~Thomas Morell

Sunday, July 5, 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.
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."~Cicero
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you', that would suffice."~Meister Eckhart
"I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude."~Benjamin Disraeli
"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."~Marianne Williamson
To all my American friends. Happy 4th of July! Have a blessed day!
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."~Thomas Carlyle
"Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts."~James Russell Lowell

Friday, July 3, 2009

"The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself."~Thomas Szasz
"We become what we think about all day long. The question is, what do you think about?"~Dr. Wayne Dyer
"Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today."~Akin A. Awolaja
"Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind."~Eric Hoffer
"I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face... I say to myself, I've lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along."~Eleanor Roosevelt
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything."~Abraham Lincoln
"Do just what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."~Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths."~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."~Ernest Hemingway
"Don't look to become a person of success, look instead to
become a person of value."~Albert Einstein
"Yearn to understand first and to be understood second."~Beca Lewis Allen
"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe."~St. Peter Julian Eymard
"My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds."~Mel Weldon

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day."~Alan Lakein
"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom."~James Allen
"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."~John D. Rockefeller
To all my Canadian friends, Happy Canada Day! Have a blessed day! Cheers!
"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
"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."~John D. Rockefeller