To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
We have all had dreams. Like you, I feel like I’ve done the work from time to time on them. Then, life gets in the way and BURIES them again. I’ve discovered, the dreams are not gone. They are only sleeping.
I want to remind you to wake them up. Uncover what was buried. Breathe life into those skeletons. Wake them up! And, if you say, “yah but those dreams are dead.” …
Wealth flows from energy and ideas. William Feather
As usual, I woke up today and slammed three espressos. They were great. It got me going. My next goal for the day was to get into my workout.
I put on Les Brown, and that’s when it got interesting. He posed a question to me that I want to pose to you. The question is this, “do you know where the wealthiest place in the world is located?”
In my head, I guessed a dozen or so places.
I was like, a gold mine.
a diamond mine.
a bitcoin mine.
Stay in the race, commit to the chase. — Matthew McConaughey
Today is my 40th birthday. I’m not sure what else to say. You think when your birthday hits, all sorts of ideas and dreams will magically appear, but they don’t. Today, seems like any other. The weather in Southern California is perfect. Our home is peaceful, except for the bits of laughter, and shouting, courtesy of our youngest, Lior (age 3). 40 seems to be like any other day but is it?
I’m the achieving type. Which means, I’m looking for my fix of inspiration to help super charge…
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I went on an election cycle this morning. I could feel the anticipation of cars zooming passed me. It was cold, yet exciting. Election day is upon us. Red, white and blue through and through right?
I’m not going to get into a republican or democrat debate. I’m simply going to share with you a story. This particular story was written in my head, while cycling.
As I rode past the Republican headquarters on PCH, I could feel the roar of red. It was…
What if you imagined you restarted your job every year? What would that look like and feel like? — Eric Geiger
I ran across this thought from Eric this morning and it really hit me. He went on to add more context by saying, “imagine you resigned and were brought back into your job every year. How would you approach your job differently?”
I thought this was a phenomenal approach to my responsibilities. Not only did it make me think twice about what I was doing, but it also awakened my mind to potential new opportunities.
What would I do…
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. — Steve Jobs
Yesterday I began reading a classic book titled, The Inner Game of Tennis. I have very little interest in tennis, however, this book is about so much more. You know those voices you hear every day? Those inner voices? These are the voices which…
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. — John Wayne
The other day, a friend rang me to chat. It wasn’t a phone call about fantasy football or Call of Duty but rather, some of life’s crazy struggles. We talked on the phone about being anxious, worry and self doubt. All areas which constantly bombard me. I could tell he was getting bombarded as well.
‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; ‘ Philippians 4:6
I quickly referenced this verse from the Bible…
To excel at the highest level — or any level, really — you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching. — Stephen Curry
In the cult classic film Swingers, Mike (Jon Favreau) is introduced by his friend to a cute cocktail waitress. His friend (Trent, played by Vince Vaughn), plays him up by introducing him as “the guy behind the guy.” However, both of them have nothing going for them. They are out of work actors trying to act big time in Vegas. Thus, this is a…
People from different backgrounds may not have natural affinity, but when the Word of God is treated right and the Holy Spirit is allowed to engage, it can bring together things, people, backgrounds, histories, races, colors, and cultures and hold them together in a way that natural affinity may not be able to do. — Tony Evans
Has something you’ve seen or heard ever taken you back to a life changing moment? Maybe it was movie, a song or a conversation with someone? Recently for me, it was a song.
Like so many people, growing up in church gave me…
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. — Marcus Cicero
Have you ever been to a restaurant where they bring all the food out at the same time? It’s usually one of those fancy ones. Everyone is seated, you’re hungry and all of a sudden, three or four servers arrive with everyone’s food. It smells amazing. You’re ready to eat. Except, you’re missing a few things, your cutlery.
It sucks and you have to wait.
This is what gratitude is like. Without gratitude, you’re stuck looking at your delicious food. You’re stuck…