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Lessons from…

Lessons from…

It is a common theme here at Mindset Engine because it is universal to us all. All of us—no matter life station, wealth, or experience—learn from pain more than from abundance.


Perhaps we are learning equally, but when in times of peril, we are more aware of the magnitude of the lesson…I’m not sure.


However, I do know that from my life, as well as that of every other successful entrepreneur I know, suffering produces insights that create success.


So, in some ways, you can deduce that suffering is necessary FOR success.  What say you?

Otherwise, we would go through life in vanilla only and have a hum drum, non-eventful experience.


As for me, I do not want that.


I want adventure and surprise.  I want freedom and exploration to discover new ways to succeed and how to show up as my best me.


Without the journey, I would not exist—at least not in the manner that I do today.


So, as best you can, try to find joy and lessons in the struggle. You will need and want them later.


Be well.


Think about that.

Influences, Forgiveness, and Recollection

Influences, Forgiveness, and Recollection

The “files” that we keep in our hearts and mind are so incredibly important. So, choose wisely.
Any time we face challenge or struggle, we all go back and draw from past life experiences in order solve or survive the day.
Obviously, you want the best resources upon which to draw. That is why I encourage you with Today’s Mindset focus.
Love who you have.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
Remember particular moments of happy.
When you do, there is gratefulness all around. And, releasing past hurts—for no other reason than they cannot be ‘undone’ is a great way to free yourself of future hurts.
Finally, keep an active file of positive mental markers that you can go back to and draw from when you are down or discouraged.
This difference will be noticeable and your future will thank you for it.
Think about that.
Be Prepared

Be Prepared

There are many tools and resources we can draw upon when committing to growing and changing our lives.

None, however are as important as our self-image, confidence, and belief.


I know first-hand that it is not always the one with the best marketing or with the best looks. No, the victory usually goes to the one who believes in their dream most.


You see, the road to success is lined with the worn out efforts and dreams of those who were not fully committed to the plan.


All too often we say we want to achieve something, but fail to back it up with a realistic plan that we believe in.  And when adversity hits, we are left flat-footed and are paralyzed with doubt.


That is why I highly recommend that you work on your self-image and self-care.

If nothing else, the adversity that I have experienced in my life, now assures me that I am capable of doing SO MUCH MORE than I ever thought possible.


You are incredibly strong.  I think you just needed someone to remind you of that.


Think about that.

Build What You Want

Build What You Want

Happiness is something that we all want. But how many of us actually build for it rather than just hope or wish for it?


All too often, we fall prey to dreaming or visioning for happiness and fail to actually build a plan to achieve it.


Happiness is not something of luck; Happiness is a choice and the outcome of intentional effort and want.


In looking at how to build happiness, I choose to focus on gratitude, forgiveness, and creating a plan that fully believe in.


You see, I view happiness as a state of mind more than a simple emotion.


Circumstances change all the time. Happiness is above that change—when we choose to build it that way.


Think about that.

Easy to Hear, Hard to Know

Easy to Hear, Hard to Know

Although it seems impossible, this Mindset for Today is spot on.  It is all too easy to get caught up in circumstances that may not go the way we want them to.


But do not fear.  Our response has a huge part in determining how things turn out.


It may feel like life or the world is against you. But the good news is to know that the outcome is directly related to how you respond to the situation, much more so than just the situation itself.


That is not to say that if we just believe something to be true that we can change the things we face. However, we can absolutely alter the path and severity of all challenges we face.


That is why, when staring down a challenge, I now remind myself that my response is most important.


I simply pause, take a breath, and ask myself, “What is the worst possible thing that can happen?”

Surprisingly, the answer to that question is usually far less dangerous than my imagination had made it out to be.


Think about that.