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Do No Harm

Do No Harm

One of the greatest things we can do on this planet is to help someone else. Conversely, one of the most damaging things we can do is to harm someone else.

 

Do you take time to intentionally help someone in your sphere?

I try to intentionally make time to pick someone in my world and help them.  Whether through a kind note, a phone call, or offering to be a sounding board for an idea they might have, I try to make specific time to be a help.

But I also look for was to spread kindness to those I do not even know. Things like – buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the drive-thru, or surprising someone at the grocery store and just step up and swipe your credit card instead of theirs to pay for their food.

 

You would be amazed the impact a simple act like this will have upon you, as well as the recipient.

 

I dare you to try it today.
If you do, come back and share your experience with us.

 

Think about that.

Making Darkness and Struggle Your Resource

Making Darkness and Struggle Your Resource

We all face dark struggles from time to time.  However, they need not define us.

By focusing upon our strength through faith, energy, or other traditions, we can reassure ourselves of where we are and see the way through.

 

We cannot simple “wish” something away, but we can use faith to remind ourselves of fast troubles and how we have made it through.

 

Drawing on past wins—and even past survivals—can reassure us when we face challenges.

 

The more we draw from our past success, the more strong we become overall.  It does not matter if the past is a good past or a challenging past.  The experience is where the strength lies.

 

You have this in you.  Let’s go get it and WIN!

 

Think about that.

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall…

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall…

It is all too easy for us to want to blame this, that, or someone else for any challenge we may be having.
And many times, someone else is to blame.  However, the struggle, right or wrong, does not have to steal our happiness and joy.

In fact, no one or no thing can steal your happiness. It is only given away.

 

Of course, we have all had situations that were particularly dark and tough to go through.  But, how we approach the situation greatly determines the outcome.

When I believe all things are lost and that the outcome is going to be the worst possible it can, it often does.

 

And when I believe that although a tough situation, I am going to find a way through, around, or over said situation, I often do—and far faster than anticipated.

You see, our brains are wired for fight or flight.  We constantly want to protect ourselves.

The right answer is to know that YOU have what it takes to win, and win big. It is up to you if you want to be happy or if you prefer to give that away and take the longer path.

 

Think about that.

But What If I Get Criticized?

But What If I Get Criticized?

One of the hardest challenges to overcome for any entrepreneur or leader is to move past the fear of being questioned or criticized.

I mean really…who likes that, right?

When this happens, there are two things going on:

1) You get catapulted into questions mode where you begin worrying and questioning everything, even though you know you did and are doing your best.

and

2) The person criticizing you is projecting their fear, frustration, and challenges on to you.

Now, if you know that you did not do your best, stop, step back from the sting of criticism and ask yourself, “what can I learn from their comments?”

But if you know you did your best, pause and tell yourself that you are making an impact.

People respond—positively or negatively—to something that hits them a certain way.

And even though no one likes criticism, the response is better than crickets and no response at all.

Besides, the message that you have inside needs to be shared with the world.  Otherwise, why would it be in you?

 

So, even if your voice shakes….speak your mind.

 

Think about that.

Comparison is a Killer

Comparison is a Killer

I cannot write this one loud enough!
The absolute worst thing an entrepreneur and leader can do is to compare themselves to others in their arena.

It has been widely said that ‘Comparison is the Thief of Joy.’

I could not agree more.

 

Besides, you cannot possibly know what is going on in their life.  We often look at someone’s outer status without ever thinking about all the work, blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting to where they are.

 

Conversely, if someone is really down and seemingly doing far worse than you, you cannot possibly know what life lessons are being taught through the adversity they are facing.

 

That is why it is always best to stay focused on where you are and how to show up as the best possible version of you imaginable.

 

Learn to compete with yourself.  Be better today than you were the day before.  Soon, wild success will be your partner.

 

Think about that.