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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Remember every step

Remember how you were feeling 12 months ago at the start of 2014 - you were ready to embrace change in your life, you were ready for new levels of freedom and inspired to move your life forward. You set your sail and you keyed in your destination. You created your vision and even mapped out some milestones. Doors of opportunity began to present themselves, you stepped in and began attracting the people and the resources - your guides taking you on the path towards your destination. 

Remembering the significance of your journey is key to the next 12 months. Celebrating all of your accomplishments sends a message to the universe that you are ready for more. You may have experienced new levels of discomfort but you now know that without it you are not growing. You have learned how to loose without being defeated. Failure is no longer an obstacle for you it's a key to unlocking your hidden potential. 
Bask in the light of your greatness as you no longer wish to hide in the shadows of others. You are no longer the same person you were at the start of this journey. You have a new found belief in yourself and you are starting to lead others by paving the way. You are living life at whole new levels - you've tasted it and you are ready for more. 

Today I encourage you to celebrate you and how far you have come. Glance over your shoulder and extend a slight smile to the fear that you have passed through and that no longer surrounds you. Celebrate your personal courage and know that your actions have inspired us all. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

What do you need to embrace?

See the end of this current year as making room for the new. You may wish to look upon this year as an extraordinary unfolding of a brilliant chapter in your life.  For me 2014 represented a state of REINVENTION and GROWTH, I had to embrace a new mindset towards love and freedom. Looking at my current life I know I must embrace new levels of acceptance as peace. I have to embrace the choices I have made and the focus of inspiring others to take powerful action in their lives. I have to embrace new levels of collaboration knowing that I can't do it alone. I have to embrace new levels of self love and kindness to those closest to me and towards myself. I have to embrace the greatness that I have extended to others and receive even greater levels of love. 

In my upcoming 2015 book - 'I don't know what the HELL I'm doing' I have to embrace the fact that I don't know what the hell I'm doing but rather embrace the inspired path I have chosen and my purpose of inspiring a new ROI for others around me - one where we Reach Out and Inspire others to define themselves and define their greatness to the world. 

I have to embrace the unseen and the harmonious energy of the universe with the confidence that what I focus on will expand in due time. I have to embrace the natural flow of life with greater levels of patience and understanding. Ask and live this question with excitement and peace knowing that it will help you step into releasing the energy and thoughts that no longer serve you. 

Today embrace the miracle of you, here, now in this moment. Your thoughts contribute to the energy of the world.
 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ask Yourself

Far to often we avoid asking ourselves the meaningful questions that when lived would take us to whole new levels. Ask yourself: How do you want to live? This morning I woke up at 5:00am reflecting on the incredible life that we celebrated yesterday on Christmas day. I loved spending the whole day with my love - turning the world off temporarily and just being with one another: cooking, reading, kissing and drinking wine with really great movies. This morning I'm full of excitement and possibility for leading and creating my one precious life. I ask myself: How do I want to live my days in 2015? Who do I want to spend my time with? What countries do I want to experience? It's far to easy to simply do the same things over and over expecting new results. It's far to simple to let your thoughts run away and create your day for you. It's far to easy to quit and surrender to what soceity would have you do. It's far to easy to remain in your comfort zone avoiding stepping into and uncovering your untapped potential. 

Ask yourself: What and who do I want to be recognized for NOW?  What do I want to experience in the next 5 years knowing that I need to initiate the changes in my life today. Ask yourself: What do I want to be remembered for? What mark do I want to make on this world? What kind of love do I want to receive? 

As we prepare for the new year by completing the old - I ask myself did I step into new areas of discomfort? Did I love without limits? Did I make a difference in other peoples lives by contributing my special gifts to the world? What do you need to ask yourself? 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Have a silent night

Thousands of thoughts fill our minds each day. Thoughts of love and fear compete for centre stage. Each one of these emotions cannot exist in the mind simultaneously. You either choose to love everything that shows up, the discomfort, the set backs, the failures, the no's and even the people that let you down. I choose to see all of this as a brilliant unfolding of the BIGGER picture of my life, it's the universe looking out for me and responding to the energy that I'm putting out into the world. It's continually defining the path of least resistance. 

If you are still allowing fear to take centre stage and assume the pole position, this mornings blog is for you. It's time for you to reclaim your mind by having a silent night. You were born as a child of love and light. You entered this world free and full of possibility. With your first breath you breathed in the same possibilities and potential like the great ones before you: Plato, Aristotle, Jobs, Michelangelo and Newton. It's time to put aside the fear and ask it to leave as it has had it's time. Reach out and take loves hand and bring it to the forefront. Laydown your arms and open your heart and let the love fill you up so you can overflow on this silent night. 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Ask any successful entrepreneur what the turning point was for them and they will tell you it was becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. Some of my favourites are: Starbucks and the founder Howard Schultz - check out his book ONWARD. For two plus years Howard had to REINVENT himself , his leadership team and reconnect his brand partners with their driving WHY in order to save a declining Starbucks. Throughout this long and lonely journey, Howard had to master becoming uncomfortable with being comfortable by making some of the boldest moves ever undertaken in his business. 

The former Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple was forced to leave the company he had founded check out his autobiography: Steve Jobs. The next 10 years Steve had to REINVENT himself by becoming uncomfortable with being comfortable. Not only did he grow personally, emotionally and spiritually,  he mastered whole new levels of leadership that would ultimately serve him when he returned to a nearly insolvent Apple. Steve reconnected Apple to their driving WHY and led a team that would ultimately make Apple the most valued company in the world. 

Look at your life right now - all areas, your finances, relationships and personal/spiritual growth - what has become comfortable for you? Is your life being run by poorly conditioned habits? Are you constantly resisting change? What scares you and what do you need to embrace. Perhaps you feel there is a ceiling that is holding you down from really breaking free and becoming who you were born to be. Comfort suppresses our passion for the soul. Becoming uncomfortable with the comfortable is key to your thrival in the coming year. There is a global shift happening and the key is to recondition yourself like an athlete to harness a new way of being. Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable is challenging at first. Recognize that emotions of fear and lack are simply part of the process. Remember how uncomfortable it was to learn how to ride a bike, drive a car, start a new school or go on your first date. Make a list of the things you wish to experience. Know in your heart that you deserve to experience the love and the richness of your life. You are here now to make a difference in peoples lives but it's only going to start by you learning to no longer settle. All of your past thoughts and actions have served you to this point in your life now it's a new chapter in your life that's about to unfold. What will they say about you in a few years? What will you be remembered for? Today take the first step by deciding what you want most, take action and receive your greatest life. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Grow through Discomfort

What are you feeling this very moment? 
What is your outlook for today and your future? 
What do you feel is holding you back in all areas of your life? 
Is it fear of the unknown or fear of uncertainty? Is it a lack of support in your life from loved ones or perhaps it's a lack of taking 100% personal responsibility for the outcomes you wish to change in your life?

For some of you - you have asked the universe for what you want. You set out a powerful intention and you have started becoming that which you seek.  You've set a vision for your life, removed some obstacles and set measurable goals. For others, you avoid deciding on what you truly want for fear of the answers showing up so you choose to simply let life happen to you. Recognize that our minds are conditioned to resist change and maintain a sense of comfort. Our minds are designed to keep us in our current reality and our emotions keep us from embracing change as our catalyst for growth. Perhaps this is all part of our evolution and the next milestone for the human race. When you become aware of this fact its easy to see why over 80% of people never truly pursue their full potential or ever experience true freedom - they suffer needlessly even though they have the personal power to invoke tremendous change in their lives. 

In this moment you can look up and declare to yourself and to the world that you are ready to step into creating your life. You can choose to face the fear and do the thing that your heart craves. You can choose to no longer be a slave to your emotional state. You can choose to grow and become the very thing that you are seeking. Here is the thing, you're ready for this? You have to want it, crave and desire it and be willing to embrace a new way of being. It will require a willingness on your part to create new powerful success habits to replace older behaviours, learn how to discipline dissapointment so you can fail without being defeated, we call that personal development. In your current state, with your current friends and the ankle biters in your life you will not grow. You must become like a rocket, key in your mission, your WHY and your vision of where you want to be in 5 years, surround yourself with people that want to lift you up and pour all of your energy into busting out of the atmosphere!  This is the hardest stage because the inertia of all your past beliefs, set backs, failed starts and conditioned behaviours are going to act like gravity keeping you down. 

You can do this.  You can create your life your way. You can choose to no longer do the same things over and over again expecting new results. You can choose to no longer sell your time to your current life-sucking job. You can choose to prioritize your time making personal development your key ignition. You can choose to simplify your life by allocating your energy only to the actions that will move you closer to your goals. 

You can learn how to shift your mindset of dissapointment to one supercharged with positive progress. Here's the thing, it makes little difference about where you currently are, the only thing that truly matters is the direction that you are heading in. It's time for you to build momentum and once you start swinging that pendulum you will be soaring to the moon. 

Let's do it together - let's light this fire. 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Create your own opportunities

I'm sitting here listening to Silent Night enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee with my love. I am filled with joy in this present moment for the life I have created. This is no ordinary BLOG to me it's my daily gift to myself and the world. Every morning I sit to share a moment of inspiration and insight with the world. I even record each post and upload them
to my personal Face Book page making it easier for people to pause their hectic life and listen for 4 minutes. It makes no difference to me if you read or listen to them. Your choice will not influence my passion and desire to impact someone who needs to hear these words. My question for you this mornings is: What do you want to experience in this moment? 

Once you recognize that all you have is this moment you will start to savour everything around you. The moment will lead you to becoming what you seek. When I chose to focus only on what I could control I uncovered the art of creation. I was seeking inspiration so I created a lifestyle and a world where I could live my passions, the actions that bring me tremendous joy. I focused on living with greater meaning and purpose to inspire others. What is the purpose you want to create for yourself? You are the only one that can decide how you want to be in this world. You are the master creator and the architect. For some of you - you have set out a powerful intention and you have created actions that have now put you onto a path towards your goals. That means that things have to shift in your world, JOBS have to change,  relationships that no longer serve you have to fall way. For you to receive what you have asked for means you need to be willing to stop doing the things that no longer serve you. At first it may seem as if your world is falling apart but in actual fact it's reorganizing itself to carve the way. It's creating clarity by removing the obstacles. It's throwing tremendous change and discomfort in your path but recognize that discomfort is growth. Everything in your life is a mirror reflection of you. The people and the relationships that appear before you are the result of the energy that you are putting out there. 

Today, take stock of your life and the angels, masters and teachers that have been put in your path. Nothing is random, the energy of the world is simply responding to what is in your heart. 
  

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Love knowing WHY

Inside all of us is an ability to love without limits. I've always imagined a world inspired where we lift one another up on a daily basis. We start each day loving others knowing WHY. We don't have to wait until a special holiday, birthday or promotion to express our deep love for those closest to us. A world where we love knowing WHY is a world filled with new hope and possibilities that elevates us all to new plateaus. Love knowing WHY makes you present to the only thing that matters. It blocks out all of the noise and distractions that we allow to enter our minds and control our thoughts and emotions. Love knowing WHY is an energy and a way of being and the only way to lead. It surpasses the shareholders and sends out a clear message that we are human beings not simply a collection of titles and employee numbers easily expendable. A world that starts and continues loving others knowing WHY is a world of clarity and belief that we are here now to be, create, compose and contribute great things. 

Today, pause, reflect and look up beyond your current situation and direct your attention to others, even for a brief moment. Pour your love and your light into their heart knowing that you are making a difference just by being it for that moment. Love knowing WHY and the World will be Helped by You. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pull in possibilities.

As we near the completion of yet another stellar year it's time to reflect on what you created and manifested for yourself. At the start of 2014 you may have set out on a path towards reinvention. 
What relationships did you cultivate? What milestones did you reach? 
What areas in your life did you enhance? 
Inside each one of us is an ability to conceive, act and create what we seek. Some of us let life unfold for us while others start off each new day with a powerful intention to draw towards them what they are seeking most. I start each day as a miracle of life and I become intentional about enhancing and inspiring others around me to take powerful action in their lives, it's WHY I exist. 

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, breathe in a white light of possibility and exhale the energy that no longer serves you. Release all past regrets, pain and set backs,  instead smile and see them as stepping stones drawing you in closer to the life that you crave and desire. See what you want in your life, now, wrap a rope around it and pull it towards you with all of your strength and belief in yourself and in the unseen. Take another deep breath and love who you are in this moment. You have attracted all of the resources, the people and the skills that you need. You are aware of your ability to draw to you everything that you are seeking. You are a creator of your life. You are the author, conductor and the architect shaping the outcomes of what you wish to experience. From this point forward you are the one in control and you are aware of your ability to draw to you the love that you deserve.  


Friday, December 12, 2014

Dream Again

It's a crisp snowy Canadian morning I'm sitting in first class on a train bound for Ottawa. I love reflecting on the extraordinary and inspirational journey that I'm on. How did I arrive at this place? It started with my commitment towards creating a vision five years ago. I ignited the first step by taking 100% responsibility for my life and my way of being in this world. My vision was to travel the world inspiring others to action. I had a dream of becoming a top inspirational speaker that engaged audiences to take action on their life and to help organizations lead knowing WHY. I dreamed of being an author and a publisher that celebrates everyday people doing extraordinary things. I aspired to be a creative coach that inspires people and their ideas to action. This dream and this vision has pulled me in like a moth to a flame. This vision has created clarity and helped me align my daily actions. Everyone I meet and everything I do is filled with tremendous passion and purpose. 

What is your five year vision? Where and how do you see yourself living? What does your life taste like? How do you spend your days? Let's walk this journey together and start to dream again. This is your one life to create and shape your way. Don't waste another moment by letting others and circumstances dictate it for you. Give yourself permission to dream again expecting the outcomes to become a reality. You paid your dues you deserve greatness its your birthright. I know it's time for me to start dreaming again and this time I'm not holding back. I see myself even more freely together with my love Angela we're traveling the globe and starting to live abroad. Time and money are no longer obstacles for us we have taken them out of the equation. We live our life by pouring ourselves into others as inspirators and freedom creators. 

Let's start dreaming again - What have you got to win? 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Move Forward

Do you ever wonder what separates the spectators from the performers? I call it motivated momentum. We're not born with it yet 5% of us seem to stand out amongst the herd. They have an aura, an attractive energy about them and they go through life with a greater sense of urgency within their lives. They don't wait for others they focus only on what they can create in the moment. How can you move yourself forward today? What new actions can you employ that perhaps you have not tried. Personally, I'm a big fan of daily consistency and persistency knowing that every action is contributing to an under current moving me closer to my dreams and my vision. However, you need to look at your current choices since they are influencing your behaviour which ultimately is shaping your daily habits and well it's those habits that are either helping you progress or decline. This energy is forever in motion there is no pause button you either grow or you don't.  

I recently attended a next level leadership conference that addressed this very point. Our minds are wired to remain in a state of comfort doing the same thing over and over again with little change and progress in our lives. This current state of reality in our minds wants to keep us stationary and in a state of fear and discouragement.  Once you come to this realization and awareness it's easy to understand why 80% of the world go about their daily lives never truly becoming aware of their untapped potential. They key is to become highly intentional on a moment to moment basis about who you strive and desire to be, staying focused on your bigger vision and aligning your daily actions to propel you forward with greater velocity. 

Your desire, passion and ability to redefine and shape your own reality is in all of us. This is the gift that we have all been given. Inside all of us is an incredible power to ignite potential and forward movement. In any given moment we can choose to become paralyzed and allow our emotions to overcome us or we can get creative and focus on what we can do in this moment. The simple act of writing things down in the moment is a great strategy to access the right side of our brain and induce positive energy and proactive movement. We live in an expanding universe. This is your time to harness this forward moving energy but you got to want it, crave it and act through it to grow and become the person you were born to be. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Receiving Love

Sitting here with a fresh cup of coffee in hand looking across to my love on my birthday I reflect on the gift of this moment and the journey that has brought me to this place.  What is this place that I have arrived at? How did I get here and what have I learned along the way? Every moment that I am able to receive love is a miracle. Every moment that I stop, sit and savour my existence is a gift from God. Every moment that I can breathe in my beautiful life brings me closer to a new level of enlightenment. 

We are here for such a short period of time. We feel as if we have all the time in the world to find and love ourselves. For years I was seeking inner peace, happiness and love. I continually searched outside of my heart to the external world thinking that would bring me what I was seeking. What I have come to realize is the gift of loving yourself - loving all of the imperfections - the failed attempts - the scars - the wounds, the set backs and the pursuits. Life starts as a blank canvass and throughout the years we fill it with our hope and our love. 

My greatest gift to you is to help you find the love inside, ignite the possibilities, take action on what matters most to you so you can fill yourself up and overflow with the energy of the world. Today know that you are loved without hesitation and without limits. You are an unlimited being of light that is here now to cast it on those that need it most. You are the beacon for us all and the light of the world is shining a bit brighter today thanks to the relentless and never ending  belief in yourself.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Meaning over Matter

Why are you here? What are you meant to be and do in this world? How do you create and define a meaning for yourself. Why does meaning even matter? Over 80% of people in the world feel that they have no control over their life. They are inundated with the matter of life - the physical reality of the everyday. It occupies almost 95% of their thoughts and influences their choices and their belief systems. Living with meaning is about living a purposeful life. It's knowing that every action is consciously leading and contributing to a greater whole.  I don't know about you but I want to be here NOW knowing that I am making a difference and living a life of contribution. I want my 2 daughters to have a sense of urgency for their lives. I want those around me to feel and sense my passion and purpose for inspiring the world to action. I want my love Angela to know what breathing with her has meant to me. 

During this month of December matter will appear to be even more of a priority. The bells, whistles, twinkling lights and colourful packages will easily distract us from what really matters. For me it's about creating meaning for us all by Reaching Out and Inspiring others to taste and savour the miracles of life. Meaning is all around us, it may not come in a shinny package but it's there and if you strive to identify it and nurture it in yourself and in others it will be the greatest gift of all. 

Today live knowing WHY.
 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Release the Breaks

What makes Santa's sleigh soar high into the sky? Well according to the elves in the North it's belief in the unseen. Last night Angela and I spent an inspired evening with our Freedom team surrounding them with belief and love. My primary message to these extraordinary souls was to believe in their vision and their ability to draw to them the very thing they are seeking. No matter where you are in your life and how far that goal may seem for you now know and believe that it's possible. No that when you tap into the energy of the universe great things happen and you are surrounded with light and energy from others who have a desire to lift you up on their shoulders for the world to see. 

This is always the world I imagined - even at a young age - a world inspired where we all live and love from our hearts not just from our minds. This is a new ROI for  the world that I define as: Reach Out and  Inspire others.  Today release what no longer serves you. Release the fear, the hurt, the wrong doing, the past regrets, the failed starts all of it and leave nothing behind but a beautiful blank canvass ready for you to fill it up with all of the colours of your life. Release the breaks and jump on board with total and relentless belief in yourself, we are standing by wide-eyed with our heads tilted to the sky with great anticipation for the life that you are about to create. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tis the Season to Soar

I love the month of December, it represents a time of light and possibility. I love creating my 2015 plan for how I want to be NOW so when Father Time rings in the New Year I'm defying gravity and soaring into the New Year!  What do you want to experience in 2015? How do you want to be? What are you ready to NOW embrace? How will this coming year be the BIGGEST and the BEST. Today represents the beginning of a spiritual journey for me as I reflect on the milestones that I set out to create 12 months ago and acheived this year. Today is a time for gratitude for all those extraordinary people that were a part of my creative journey who also allowed me to be a part of theirs. 

December is a time of great awakening and unlimited possibilities for the world. The energy of the universe is at it's greatest creative peak and I'm ready to tap into that force so it can slingshot my intention into 2015.  I know why I'm here and what I'm meant to be for others. I have drawn a line in the sand - quite literally during my recent cruise to the Bahamas. Some people step slowly and tip toe into a new year unsure of what awaits them. I don't know about you but I'm ready to bust through the door - leap into 2015 with so much inspired enthusiasm for the life that I crave to create. This month I'm getting highly intentional about the coming year, join me and the rest of the world with wider eyes, see and feel your extraordinary vision and fill up your canvass with all the colours of your greatness. 

Tis the season to soar. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Flow with life

Things show up in all of our lives at times when we least expect it. Events , circumstances and changes can easily throw us off course in any given moment. The key is to embrace change by being in a state of flow with the energy of the universe. Once you love everything that shows up, the discomfort , the temporary pain and even the joy you will be in flow with a new rhythm that will take you to where you need to be. Change is the path to growth - and growth is the only evidence of life. Without change we cannot reinvent ourselves or uncover the deeper purpose that awaits us. Being in a constant state of flow with the energy of your life means you need to become more intentional about your thoughts, your reactions and your choices. Many of you have asked to play big and change significant areas in your life: finances, relationships, personal development. The key is to embrace everyone and everything on your path as a great teacher sent to you to help you fulfill your awesome legacy. 

You are meant for more. Today breathe in all of the miracles of your life and see it as a wondrous unfolding of your verse in the universe. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Believe in the unseen

I meet so many people that live in a state of uncertainty about who they are and WHY they are here. I mean, they goto work to everyday to generate an income to pay for the things that they accumulated over time that supposedly would make them happy when all they really want is to simplify their life and have greater love and inner peace. Think about what you really want in this moment - are the things you are doing today really bringing you greater joy? Here is the thing over 95% of you are to busy rushing around this very moment unable to even listen to this recording yet preparing yourself to spend the next 8 hours doing the very thing that you don't want to do. Over the next 20 years most people will NEVER experience true peace and happiness. They will reach the end of their existence looking back upon the years that have passed them by and they will experience a deep sadness at that point and a sense of regret for NOT choosing to create, be and live the life that they really wanted for themselves. 

Once you understand that you created your own universe and all of the conditions that occupy your mind every second and minute of the day - you will realize your power to change it in the moment. 

We live in a material world that seems to overshadow and cloud the thing that we seek most. We feel that we have no choice but you are the one that made the choice to do the actions that have led you to this very place in your life. We all have been mislead by the promises of an external and material world that will deliver us happiness and yet the very intention was to keep us living in fear. We have all been seduced by the mass media, the retail ads, the big box stores, the pressure to keep up, the ankle biters that want to keep us down, the corporations that enslave us with 2% wage increases and job performance reviews.  

Here is the thing about the real world - it does not exist in the shopping malls or in the 2 car garage - it lives in the unseen domain where all of your power, joy, peace and greatness resides. We live in a world of infinite possibilities. We are meant to be and do great things for one another. We are meant to push the human race forward and we can all do it when we pause and savour the space between the notes. It's the void and the space that we cannot touch, that place in our mind that connects us to our true source that will allows us all to touch our hearts and connect to the only thing that will ever bring us inner peace. To know WHY you are here is the greatest revelation we can give a fellow human being. You don't need anything else everything is right here now ready for you to grab a hold of it and declare to yourself that this is the life that I am now going to create. Less is truly more. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WHY the right moment

As I sit here on a cool November morning visualizing an upcoming inspirational talk that I am delivering in 2 days, I am reminded as to the power of the right moment.  I'm enjoying the perfect cup of coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans that are delivered to Angela and I every couple of weeks. The temperature of this cup of coffee in this moment is ideal however, if I don't pause during the writing of this mornings BLOG then I will miss out on savoring every drop. Life for me can be summed up by conditioning yourself by continually grinding your beans also known as perfecting your craft to then be able to savor and be the moments that take your breath away.

I have invested well over 10,000 hours grinding my beans through writing and publishing 13 books, interviewing and coaching hundreds of entrepreneurs for my Defyeneurs magazine and delivering thousands of inspirational talks across the globe. 

When my moment arrives like the upcoming inspirational talk in 2 days I will be more than ready to brew the most impact full delivery to an inspired audience. Each delegate will savor the richness and flavor of every word, action, pause and bursts of inspiration. This is what I have trained for everyday of every week 12 months a year for the past 7 years. When my moments surface and they do quite often, I don't walk towards them - I leap in fully present to the moment. In that space time is an illusion as I become the moment that I had visualized and intended to create so many years ago. I am filled with gratitude for what has manifested - it's not random why I am here being and doing what my heart desires and what I crave. I have taken 100% responsibility for the person that I am today, now, here in this moment I am alive and filled with so much love and able to project that outwards to the people that are ready to receive it. 

Your doors of opportunity are everywhere and always opening for you welcoming you to step into your greatness. You may not see it right now but they are there responding to what is in your heart and what you have been longing for. Embrace it and savour these beautiful moments it's WHY you are here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lead knowing WHY

Over the past several years my inspirational work has evolved deeply around the power of WHY with the intention to shift the worlds energy through a direction that supports a new purpose for humanity. These three letters WHY represents a new mantra and way of being that I define as the World Helped by You. We have been living in what is defined as a 'connection age' yet I feel that our world is far more disconnected than ever. Our innovation in technology has evolved with the intention of connecting our minds and our external world through a cross pollination of inter-connectivity. I embrace this movement and advancement - it has allowed me to extend my reach and create in even greater speeds however my intention for the world is to innovate with new ways of connecting with our hearts and soul.

Over the next 18 months I will be delivering 3 evolved talks under this umbrella of WHY: Ignite your WHY - Lead knowing WHY and Unleashing WHY Power. I'm re-engaged and deeply committed to inspiring an even deeper connection to WHY we are all here - the contribution that we are meant to extend to others. Leaders have an opportunity and a privilege to look at their tribes and ignite a new sense of passion and purpose that resonates throughout their teams. Leaders can lead with a new inspired fuel that awakens an inspired spirit of possibility. Innovation coupled with connection to purpose is what will take us to the next evolution of thought for us all. 

Lead knowing WHY extends far beyond titles - rank advancements and corner offices. Lead knowing WHY is about charting a new path ignited through courage and passion with a desire to help us all. Our lives become even more meaningful when we strive to shine a light on others. This is a world inspired and one that I continue to imagine.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Meditate on your Brilliant Self

Today let's celebrate your brilliant self through a mediation that is designed to reveal the beautiful light that exists deep inside you. It's always been there this light of you that contributes to the energy of the world. It may have lost a bit of spark along your journey to defining yourself but it's there glowing and ready to serve the world with your beauty. Trust me when I say the world is a far better place with you in it, contributing your extraordinary gifts to us through your very being. Here is the thing, we are all connected in one magnificent chain and you represent a link that keeps us connected to something bigger than ourselves. Everyday you contribute a verse to this extraordinary sonnet that gives others hope. Today recognize the significance of you and your light as a beacon for us all. Inspire us with your action and belief in yourself that you are meant for more. 

If only we could celebrate this shininess everyday. I know we can, we simply have to practice. We have gotten so great at listening to that repetitive annoying inner voice so now let's sit in stillness and confidence so that we can hear our higher amazing voice, the real one. 

Let's sit and breathe in the brilliance and brightness of who we are this day and everyday! 

Right now honour your brilliant self by taking a seated position, hands in your lap facing upward and eyes gently closed. Bring a soft smile to your lips as you begin to watch the wonderful inflow and outflow of your breathe, without attempting to control it in any way...

Each time you breathe in feel your light expand and each time you exhale feel any thing that diminishes your light leave your body as black smoke. 
As you breathe in listen to these words...I am perfect and whole just as I am....
I am a strong and powerful creator...
I am loving and compassionate towards all...
I  am harmonious and balanced...

On behalf of us all thank you for you. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

[F] THE FEAR - do it any way.

I meet so many people that are on the verge of greatness. They are literally on a balance scale with the opportunity to rise up and make their mark in this world or continue to slide down a path of untapped potential. The only thing standing in their way is total acceptance and replacement of FEAR with LOVE. These two emotions cannot co-exist in the same realm - yet by themselves they are major catalysts each with their own power to either thrust you upwards into the realm of possibilities or cast you downwards into a spiral of complacency. In today's world you can't afford to hide in the shadows and simply 'sneak by' hoping that no one will see you. 

My view on FEAR is quite simply this - [F] it - give it no attention or energy. It's not deserving of your greatness. It is not a part of your vocabulary. Let it pass through and over you then happily look back over your shoulder and smile at it knowing that you have chosen LOVE.  This is the only emotion you need to embrace. Love everything that shows up in your life NOW. Focus only on what you wish to experience and receive. Know that you have the power to conceive your desired life, create it, act on it and receive it. This is WHY you are here. Now go be it - we are all standing by to lift you up. 

Ignite your Light

Inside us all is a bright light waiting to shine. It has always been there ready for ignition. There is only one path that will torch these embers, it's your relentless belief in your yourself and your unseen potential. Strive to ignite this light and it instantly illuminates the way - serving as the ultimate GPS for your life. We were all born to be and do great things in this world. We were given the ability to choose to act or remain in a state of comfort suppressing our passion for the soul. The great ones choose to step out of the shadows and understand that when they ignite their light they inspire others to do the same - to face their fears and embrace their epic life: Mother Teresa, Ghandi, Steve Jobs, Harry Potter, Neo and Gandalf the White. 

We are surrounded daily with so much noise, reality TV, big box mania and a plethora of media messages distracting us from what we are really meant to be.  Imagine a world where we all ignite and live this light. A world where we don't settle. A world that encourages, connects and demands the best from each one of us, would that not be a world worth creating and contributing to? This is a month of miracles, they are everywhere waiting for you to witness them and hold them upto the light. The moment you believe in the unseen and harness your power as a co-creator you will have mastered your life. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Meditating on Freedom

 The way to a peaceful mind clear of noise and the chaos of life can be created by stilling your mind once a day.  Life for so many people is becoming increasingly complex. We all need to balance moments of peak performance with periods of deeper renewal. Our minds are continually running 24-7 even while we are asleep where our sub-concious mind kicks into full gear while the rational side drifts off. There is an opportunity to influence your subconscious mind with possibility for the life you wish to create. Waking up one hour earlier and meditating on the freedom that you are seeking will bring greater levels of peace, harmony and balance to your life. 

Become intentional with the life you wish to create. Understand the power of the unseen and surrender to this realm of tremendous possibility as this is where your true power lives.  

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Diversifying Freedom

The Toronto Star recently reported that the Bank of Nova Scotia is cutting1500 jobs across Canada. I recall meeting some of these employees at one of my recent talks and they shared with me how much they 'love their Job.' When I asked them what they were most passionate about they just went silent. The conditioned response for most people is to express this kind of emotion. What they won't tell you is they dislike driving to work in the dark and coming home in the dark with no time freedom. What they may avoid sharing is they have no real plan for creating financial freedom. I'm not talking about RRSP's here or mutual funds that you won't be able to access until 30-40 years from now - no, I'm talking about creating true freedom by incorporating 3 wealth building streams: Investment | Passive | Residual. Here is the thing - everyday that goes by and you are still trading your life energy for time and money is a day wasted and that you will never get back. 

You can shift your mindset by focusing on building and incorporating these multiple income streams. Over 95% of your 'friends' will not get this concept - they may tell you they want success but they are not willing to push outside their comfort zone, get off the couch, fire that life sucking job and develop a new wealth mindset. They rather go through life letting others control them with pay checks, performance reviews and 2% raises. The key to diversifying your freedom is to start focusing on bringing in multiple income streams - start with something like relationship marketing in the right industry (I prefer the $trillion dollar Anti-aging market) - this will allow you to build a strong thriving network or tribe over the next 12 months eventually compounding your time and effort to a point where your teams efforts will be paying you. Relationship marketing is a great vehicle for creating a separate income stream that eventually you can flow into investment real estate. 

Surround yourself with people that have done it well and model their actions and their systems you don't have to reinvent anything new just avoid doing the same thing over and over again expecting new  results. 

Confidence in Freedom

When was the last time that you truly felt an extraordinary sense of confidence within yourself? You could take on any challenge and opportunity without worrying what others would think or say about you - the world was your play ground. You didn't care about being perfect or failing or falling, the only thing you cared about was showing the world just how shiny you are. Perhaps somewhere along your journey in life you got lost, unsure and uncertain of who you have become. Here is the thing, you are still you, perhaps a few dress sizes different and a bit scratched up but you still can dream and create your life your way. You don't need to live with any more regret - you have given enough energy to it and what you know for certain is that it does not serve you. 

Today sit in quiet stillness, close your eyes and see yourself floating above the clouds - an incredible lightness fills your heart and you feel a greater sense of freedom in letting go of all the energy from the past. Your confidence and your personal power does not lie in your future it is here and in this moment where you define yourself. It is now where you surrender to something bigger than your worries and become aware that you are meant for more. You deserve to be happy, free and confident to pursue those dreams that you have put on hold waiting for someday. You no longer need to hold yourself back, you don't have to wait from becoming what you are seeking. You are loved unconditionally and you are never alone - no one is ever alone. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happiness in Freedom

Over the next few days Angela and I will be creating a series of meditations dedicated to helping you experience greater levels of happiness in your life. We believe that the road to inner freedom starts with you being happy now. I want you to see happiness as a state of mind and a choice at any given moment. I know this day may be challenging for you and you are facing some really tough choices right now. I feel for you and that is why we want you to know that you are not alone on this journey, no one is. Inside of you is goodness and a bright light that when released will fill you up with the love and joy that you deserve. You have to get intentional about your joy on the moments that are the toughest. This is your true opportunity for your greatest growth. I want you to see every challenge as a gift from others pushing you up to the next level. 

It's only through our hardest moments that we truly reach new levels of greatness. It's only through discomfort that we grow. For years you have been seeding your roots into the ground. Your daily choices, your actions, your belief in yourself and others have all led you to this place and this moment in time. You are surrounded by angels and teachers - even the most difficult people in your life right now are your greatest opportunities for growth if you choose to look at them from this new lens.  

Today find some quiet time for 20 minutes and sit in stillness and close your  eyes and see your big beautiful white light inside of you growing bigger and bigger pushing out all of the past fear, resentment and anger out of you. These energies no longer serve you. Smile with every organ, cell and molecule in your body and feel a new sense of freedom pulsating throughout your mind body and spirit. You are free to be happy. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Freedom Philosophy

I started out my career in the field of architecture over 20 years ago thinking that this type of specialized work would lead to fortune and freedom. I quickly found myself working 12-15 hour days never seeing my family so I decided to create my own marketing company in 1999 and pursue a life as an entrepreneur. After years of chasing down thousands of projects and clients I came to the realization that I was now working for my staff and putting their needs before mine. Fast forward to 2007 when I decided to focus on my passion - to inspire people and their ideas to action. This intention led me to meeting Jack Canfield - the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and he mentored me on the power of time and money and having it work for me instead of the other way around. So many of us are taught to goto school, get a great education, find a job and work hard. The so called experts then tell us to get a house and pay your mortgage off as soon as possible and hey while you're at it, load up on as much RRSP's as possible. Here is what I have come to know - the path to freedom will never be the result of you working at a job 9-5 every single day. Life is way to short and the last thing I want to experience is going to a job in the dark and coming home in the dark or constantly chasing down the next project. 

It's time for the world to support a new freedom model for everyone. A path to freedom requires an understanding of the need to have multiple income streams in your life such as: investment, passive and residual incomes. Over 95% of people will never experience true freedom as a result of having only one linear income that requires them to exchange their time for money. See money as a life energy. Why would you give over 95% of your energy to making someone else wealthy - ie working for a boss day in and day out, worrying that you might make a mistake, you might get laid off or fired as a result of a poor performance review. You are worth so much more than that. I know what most of you are thinking - I love my job and my job loves me right? Well that's all great but what happens when downsizing kicks in or when the economy takes a downturn and your boss needs to make cuts - guess what you become a number. The path to freedom is taking 100% responsibility for YOUR life by creating and incorporating multiple streams of income you are then putting yourself onto a path of creating true profits which will always lead to fortune. Wages may help you temporarily create and sustain a lifestyle but incorporating smarter income streams like investment, passive and residual helps take time and money out of the equation and gets money working for you and not the other way around. 

Look at your life and the outcomes and start asking yourself how do you want to live? Who do you want to be and more importantly where do you want to allocate your precious energy?  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Be happy NOW

Happiness is a choice. You either choose in this moment to be happy about absolutely everything in your life or you focus on the hundreds of little details that aren't current working. I meet so many people that think they will be happy when they are successful, when they get that promotion, when they get that mortgage approved or when the new BMW arrives. Don't get me wrong, goals and milestones are great but they are just markers and little flags in the distance to shoot for. Focus on living with a deeper purpose that drives your deeper WHY and in that state you will be at peace knowing that everyday is on purpose. 
Happiness is a state of mind and it will forever be an inside job. Start to master your thoughts , choose what to focus on and how you respond to the things coming at you. No one else has to change, they are showing up exactly the way they need to. 

The key to living a happy and fulfilled life is by taking 100% responsibility for you, your actions, your reactions, your choices and the habits you create. This is foundational stuff and it's daily just like life. It's always working and there is no power off button so you either choose happiness or you don't. I approach everyday as a miracle. I know what I want and deserve to receive, I take daily actions and I detach myself from the attachments. I focus on the outcomes that I want to experience and I discipline my dissapointment as I get they are just part of my journey towards excellence.  What I focus on expands, whether it's my inspirational work or my publications or my freedom team, I'm filled with joy for the PATH that I am now on. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Faith in Freedom

Love and fear cannot coexist in the mind simultaneously. They exist as polar opposites yet they both have the emotional charge to completely change the course of your life. They both influence which path and actions you take today, the habits that you form and the behaviours that shape your world. You have a choice today to let love and faith dominate your mind and fill up your heart. You have a choice to release the fear that has been holding you back and decide to master your life by listening to your inside voice and ignoring the naysayers. 

Faith is a belief in yourself and in the unseen - the life that you intend to create, will drive an intention so powerful that fear can no longer live inside of you. It is this faith that will create the freedom that you are seeking. No external level, promotion or mentor will be able to infuse you with this emotion. Your faith in yourself comes from within, it is always running 24-7 but it's upto you to thrust it to the forefront. It's upto you to hold it up in front of the light so you can remind yourself why you are here, now in this moment. You are already free. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 30 (30 days of Freedom) a wealthy mind

I conduct dozens of calls each week with people that want to create greater time and money freedom in their lives. They want to create life on their terms and play by their rules. They are tired of not getting anywhere in life. I ask them 3 specific questions: 1. What do you want to create for yourself? I then ask them to establish a specific date. 2. What do you want to change most in your life? 3. From 1 to 10, rank how confident you are in making those changes with your current plan. 
Here is the thing, 95% of people that I meet and speak with will never experience true freedom. They are very intelligent, quite often with several degrees but they have not cultivated a mindset for wealth and are not willing to commit to creating new habits to ignite change. 

So many people want change but they are not willing to put in the time to make the significant changes that will propel them forward. Are you ready to receive new levels of wealth and freedom? Repeat it now with me loudly: "I am ready to shift my mindset towards creating wealth. I am setting a powerful intention to attract, create and sustain high levels of wealth. I am ready to pay it forward and help others do the same."

When you change the way you look at wealth - the wealth in your life changes. See money as a concept, an idea no different than anything else you have created for yourself. Anybody can change their relationship with money if they choose to. The key to cultivating a wealth mindset is to develop new success habits practiced and repeated daily. Avoid doing the same thing over and over that you have been doing and replace it with momentum building activities that will move your life, wealth and freedom forward. Once you commit to cultivating and nurturing this mindset everything in your life changes. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 29 (30 days to freedom) Aim High & Fly

I love spending time with incredible people that lift me up so I can soar to the skies. I drift off to sleep every night reflecting on the greatness of the day. I leap out of bed each morning ready to embrace life and contribute my gifts to it. Life is so brilliant when you embrace the flow and energy of it. In 2007 when I was mentored by Jack Canfield, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of the Success Principles I learned how to fixate on the end prize of what I wanted to create. 

Everyday aim higher by no longer settling for an ordinary way of living. It doesn't matter where you currently are what matters most is the direction that you are heading in.  Aim to be extraordinary for that is where you belong. Greatness is inside of you and playing it safe no longer serves your bigger dreams. It's ok to feel a bit of fear for stepping into the unknown we all have to do it if we want to leap to the next level. Playing it safe is ok but it doesn't lead to greatness. Aiming high and knowing you are meant to fly pushes the human race forward. By you defying gravity it lifts us all up. If you recognize that everything in your life has brought you to this present moment then you will embrace it as the greatest gift of your extraordinary life. 

Pour yourself into others and become the inspired rocket fuel that will help propel them to the moon.  Today and everyday, stretch into your greatness one inch at a time. Go the extra mile and believe in yourself - you are the only one that needs to get it. Today aim high and fly to the stars for it's where you belong. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Freedom as a state of mind.

The path to financial, emotional and spiritual freedom starts with a shift in mindset. What holds over 95% of people back from truly becoming financially free is fear. Within all of us lives one or several types of fears that we have not mastered: poverty, being criticized, becoming ill, losing a loved one, growing old or dying. The 6 fears are explained in depth in Napoleon Hill's book titled: Think and Grow Rich. The path to achieving freedom extends far beyond any type of work or career. It's about taking 100% responsibility for your life and control of your thoughts and mastering your fears. 

To receive the freedom that you desire you must set the intention to first empty your mind of the fear from years of conditioning that have influenced your choices and ultimately created the life that you now experience.  We call this: taking out the trash (see Peaceful Warrior written by Dan Millmann) which is all that junk and past thoughts that continue to hold you back from taking action and going through life as a creator of freedom - one who has mastered the power of their mind. This is the greatest opportunity for your life - to free up your spirit and your mind so you can pursue anything and everything that your heart desires. 

The key is to start and become aware of these fears that have been holding you back for so many years. With daily practice like listening to these audio blogs you are able to set more purposeful intention for the life that you wish to create. The most successful people live with a sense of definiteness. Desire and intention are the corner stones of freedom. You have to want it as much as you want to live. No one will do the work for you however, the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls the minute you start to believe in you, set the intention to clear your mind of the fears that have held you back - in this state you are already free. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Feel the FEAR and do it anyway

What does the bigger picture of your life look and feel like? What is your heart craving? What do you need to embrace? Are you truly living the life that you dreamed of so many years ago? Think about it for a moment, you had an idea of how, where, who and why you wanted to be. The vision was clear in your mind. The people and resources were sent your way and all you had to do was leap in and take action and maintain the momentum. If you are listening or reading this WHY BLOG then you believe that you are still meant for more. Playing it safe under the control of others no longer serves you. You are ready NOW not in a few months when you are not so busy, but now.  You don't have much time none of us really do. So get busy with the life that you want to create.  What have you got to Win? How about your life. 

Several years ago I made a conscious choice to create my life. The work and the creation that I wanted to be and remembered for inspired my way.  Did I feel fear? Hell yea but that is a normal emotion and if you feed it then it expands that's just the law of the universe. Instead I chose to focus solely on what I could control. What did I know for certain in each moment of my creation? That I was alive, brilliant and creative and I could move past any obstacle. I have an expression - be what you seek. Years later I continue to live a life of inspiration, authoring 13 books with 4 more on the go, publishing the most inspiring magazine and book series, Defyeneurs and travelling the globe inspiring everyday people to do extraordinary things. 

Make your one mark on this world. Make your dream life the new normal and your new comfort zone. Don't settle until you have arrived and you know what you just have. By taking action today, believing it is possible and that you deserve it will allow you to create freedom in your life. You will push through the fear knowing that you are giving the world the greatest gift - you're unconditional love and belief in yourself.  Not everyone has to get it - only you. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 28 (30 days to Freedom) Release your fears

When you are up to really great things new emotions will start to surface: fear, anxiety, discomfort, limiting beliefs. Recognize that these are ALL normal emotions. It's easy to suppress your passion and play it safe, but here is the thing, that does not lead to greatness. When you live with a state of urgency for your life then you have to be intentional with the life you want to create. 

Every thought is a creation. Everytime you give into low energy emotions like fear you are attracting more of it. The key is to release the fear. Grab that Samurai sword and slice up those fears that don't serve you. Focus instead on allocating your energy towards what you WISH to create in the present moment.  There is a common denominator within the most successful people - they decide what they want most, they take powerful daily action by creating new success habits and condition their mind, body and soul on a regular basis. They feel the fear, hey we all do but then we release it, we don't sit with it, we strive to create and fuel our sub concious minds with greater emotions like: desire, love, passion and intention. This is what leads to living an extraordinary life. 

Grow and stretch into your greatness and push through the pain to create the life you desire. 

Day 27 (30 days to Freedom) Acknowledge your accomplishments.

We meet so many people that have not learned how to receive. Think about it - do you receive compliments? How many this week have you accepted?  Have you patted yourself on the back for doing a great job? Seriously, most people will never take the time to contemplate what they want most in life. The ones that do - won't take the necessary action for fear of failing. The ones that act avoid keeping up the momentum and daily persistence with the actions that got them there. Finally, over 90% of people that do visualizing, act and maintain block themselves from receiving their greatness. Why? They don't feel they deserve success - they are often living in the past.  

To get what you want in life you have to start conditioning your mind for success through receiving. This is a 100% inside job. No workshop, course or words of encouragement from your leader will do it for you. You have to master your inside voice and thoughts of receiving to master your life. Start with the awareness that every thought is a creation. When you allow fear, regret, anger and jealousy to dominate your daily thoughts then that is what you will continue to receive. You can change your outcomes by getting highly intentional with your thoughts. Focus instead on success, gratitude, love, positivity on a daily basis and start to flood your sub concious with those receiving thoughts and witness the miracles that start to appear in your life. 

Today, see it as a miracle. Add reminders on your phone and throughout your home to think and act in a new and positive way. Start receiving compliments as they appear but without expectation. Everyday look in the mirror and smile and tell yourself how great you are doing. Fill yourself up with love so you can overflow with greatness. Receiving is as important as giving. Read the following affirmation daily: "I am giving and receiving love everyday."

Day 26 (30 days to freedom) Plan a trip of Renewal

Periods of peak performance need to be balanced with times of deep renewal. I'm not talking about planting yourself in front of the TV for an 18 hour marathon - I'm referring to deep, soul food for your mind. As one who chooses to inspire others as way of being I'm often in a massive state of giving to others, don't get me wrong, I love giving but I often find myself depleted of energy so I need to continually balance it with deep renewal. 

I recommend scheduling in daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly renewal routines. For me it's going to bed earlier, journalling a day of gratitude then reading for 45 minutes and drifting off to sleep with visions of all that I am grateful for. Every morning, I wake up at 5:00 am, and invoke my hour of power - 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of physical exercise. This daily success habit feeds my mind, body and soul. It allows me to be present to create this daily morning BLOG together with my love Angela. 

We kick off our weeks with our drive and dream Mondays, I love it, great inspiring audio CDs and the open road to dream up new possibities for our life. In a few weeks we are off to sunny Long Beach California where we will set the intention to renew and re-energize so we can be even more on fire for our freedom team.  Angela and I love the people we choose to surround ourselves with. We love the greatness that we  create in this world, our inspired publications, our global speaking tour, our coaching and our freedom team that we are cultivating. Everyday is a miracle for us and filled with great intention for the way we want to show up in this world. 

Today plan to incorporate deep renewal into your life. Make it a ritual and top priority. Give to yourself on a regular basis so you can receive the greatness that you deserve. 

Day 25 (30 days to freedom) Treat someone like gold

My greatest joy always comes from pouring myself into others. If I am not reaching out and inspiring others everyday then I am wasting my time here on this earth. I believe that we were all meant for more and together we can unlock our hidden potential. When I start each day from a mindset of helping others then I attract the most extraordinary opportunities. When I surrender to the flow and the energy of the universe and my intention to improve peoples lives then my life changes. It's far to easy to continue on simply worrying about myself and what can I get out of this. Living with an 'it's all about me' attitude leads to a lonely and uninspired path of only you. 

We are not separate, this world that we all have been given the opportunity to be a part of to contribute our unique gifts is a daily miracle. When we all live from a 'serving others' mindset our world changes. We are all born as creators with exceptional gifts that will push the human race forward. Once we surrender to that energy with a relentless belief that we are all connected, we will forge a new ROI for the world - built upon the premiss of Reaching Out and Inspiring Others is a necessity of life. 

Today, treat someone like Gold. Ask them what they need to embrace. Show them that they are not alone. Reach out and touch others by pouring yourself into them and witness the power of your inspiring gift as it turns to gold. Then, teach others to do the same. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 24 TGIF: Thank God It's Freedom

As we prepare to launch the most inspiring issue of Defyeneurs MAG we are super pumped about shifting the worlds perspective on Freedom. The Freedom issue extends far beyond corporate promises and retirement villas at age. 55. It's a way of being in this world, and your heart, mind and souls recognition that you are meant for more. To get on the path to freedom you need to ignite your passion and purpose so you can contribute your deeper WHY with the world. You are not meant to be enclosed in a windowless cubicle subservient to someone's rules hoping that you won't be the one that gets let go so your company can satisfy it's shareholders. 

2% annual raises don't lead to greatness. What leads to greatness and freedom is you taking 100% responsibity for your life, your choices and your actions. Say it in the mirror today as you are driving to work in a sea of cars - it's what I did years ago before I lived a life of inspiration. "I am taking 100% responsibility for the life that I want to create. I am moving myself forward today believing in myself and that I am meant for more. I am surrounding myself with new and exciting people that want the best for me." Say it over and over again. I am meant for more. I am beautiful, whole, perfect, strong and loving. 

This is your time to create freedom in your life. It's not a destination but rather a way of being, an energy and a mantra. Become what you are seeking. Free up your life to receive the freedom that you deserve. 




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stop waiting for someday

Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. Someday I will have the time.
Someday I will have the debt paid off. Someday I will meet the love of my life. 
Someday I will have enough money to do what I am dreaming of doing now. Someday I will focus on me. 
Someday I will create my own company. 
Someday I will feel worthy to receive love. 
Someday I will forgive others.  
Someday I will stop being afraid.  Someday I will read that book.  
Someday I will complete that project. Someday I will be seen by my boss. Someday I will land that perfect job. Someday I will be discovered...

What if that someday was taken away? Your someday is NOW, here in this present moment. This is your one and only someday and when you add them all up you will live a remarkable life today. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Day 23 (30 days to freedom) Should I stay or should I go?

It's been my experience that the good times reveal an illusion of progress. It's the challenging times that highlight the areas that need fixing and attention. The root of innovation is based on creativity, intuition, ambition and the pursuit for never ending improvement. 
In all of our travels we often experience and witness leaders that avoid taking 100% responsibity for the outcomes in their life and their organization. It's far to easy to pass the blame on external sources rather than embracing the discomfort as an opportunity for your greatest growth as a leader. Many of you are tired of playing small and by someone  else's rules, you are now awakened to new potential and possibilities in your life. That means you need to try something new that you didn't already do. You need to shift your internal compass and direct your energy by embracing change. 

I love Wayne Dyer's message: "Change the way you look at things and the the things you look at change." To often we expect others around us to change. As a leader I cannot expect something from my team that I am not willing to do first myself. Hand and hand we will walk a path together, this is the leader that I strive to be and inspire daily. Angela and I live with a philosophy that no one gets left behind. We are all meant for more and here is the thing, people don't leave if they are feeling connected and inspired.

What kind of leader do you aspire to be? Become the very thing that you are seeking. 

Day 22 (30 days to freedom) Affirm what you want

So many people suffer simply because they don't go for what they want. To get what you want you have to first decide on what you want. Everything you have in your life in this moment is a result of you taking action and getting comfortable with the results. This applies to your relationships, your finances, your friends, your health and your career. The person you have become is the result of your repeated thoughts and beliefs and conditioned habits performed over a consistent period of time. 

You may love all of the outcomes in your life I know I do. Years ago I would probably sing you a different tune. I made a concious effort to CREATE my life the one that I am living now. I set out a powerful intention for the way I wanted to live, the love that I now receive, the inspiring work that I create, the people that I surround and inspire. Everything started with me deciding what I wanted and deserved to receive. I had to get intentional with it, I craved and desired it and took powerful daily action until it became a way of being. This is the magic, to make it a lifestyle and a daily way of being.  

Mark down this day in a journal with the words, I am taking 100% responsibility for my life. Decide today on what, where, who and WHY in all the areas of your life. Just set a powerful intention around each area and write out powerful affirmations that start with I AM RECEIVING ...and fill in the blanks. Post these affirmations everywhere, in your car, next to your bedside table, on your bathroom mirror and remember, what you FOCUS on will expand. 



Day 21 (30 days to freedom) Feel The fear and dance with it.

When I meet someone new I typically ask them what are they most passionate about and what do they want to create in their life? About 50% of the people answer with a definite purpose while the remaining 50% avoid answering the question for fear of revealing the answer. Most people don't fear the darkness they fear stepping out of the shadows and into the light. They have conditioned themselves to settle for comfort thinking they have all the time in the world to play small. None of us really have much time left so ask yourself right now: How do you want to live? Are the relationships in your life what you want? Are you receiving the love you deserve? Are you financially where you want to be? Do you feel you are meant for more?

Most people fear asking and living the bigger life questions like: What do I need to embrace? What no longer serves me or What do I want to be remembered for? We have a fear of change stepping into what shows up. Here is the thing, change and discomfort is a catalyst for growth. You don't have to worry about what others think they're to busy worrying about themselves and what others think about them. You don't have to invest any more energy into 'what if' it doesn't work or fear of the unknown. By stepping into your life you will reveal hidden possibilities and it is within that domain that all possibilities exist. Dance with your fear and let it swirl you around and lift you up, what have you got to win? You no longer need to hold back, ignite your dreams that you discovered at a young age. Take action today on the life you crave to create. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Release the energy of the past and regret. Jump into your life today, create it and make it beautiful and what you have always wanted. You are already free of the fear the moment you decide this is how you want to live. 

Day 20 (30 days to freedom) Choose to lead

Although I always wanted the best for others - Years ago my energy was focused more on me and my needs, I was unaware of the power of pouring yourself into others. Over the past 3 years I strive daily to lead others by being the inspired example. Inside us all is a natural born leader waiting to emerge. Leadership needs to be cultivated. How you choose to be with others will shape the very leader inside you. Leadership is tested most during times of challenge and adversity. The good times project an illusion of progress, it's only during times of challenge and adversity that a true leader emerges and identifies the parts that need fixing. 

When faced with discomfort - adopt a 360 degree view of leadership. Leaders don't do it alone they adopt an inclusive approach to all challenges. Always look to your upline and downline as well as those to your left and right. To become better today than you were yesterday requires you to cultivate new and better habits. Your older conditioned habits will no longer serve your new level of leadership. 

Leadership is all about choice. Some of the greatest minds in history, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Ford, Lincoln, Jobs, Schultz, Moses and Gandalf all faced adversity with a mindset that they would prevail and rise up to the challenge to lead by example. Everyday, every action and non action is shaping your future. 

Day 19 (30 days to freedom) Write your living message.

Knowing that you will die is the best way to step into your life NOW and create it your way. If you don't love WHO you are then change it. If you don't love WHAT you do then get out of there. If you don't love WHY you are here then define a purpose for yourself. You think you have all the time in the world to wait but the true realization is that you don't. What do you want to be remembered for? What do you desire and crave so much that you would be prepared to leave the comfort zone that you have created. 

What are you waiting for seriously? Is the comfort of NOT stepping into your greatness really that rewarding? Is sitting back with regret for what others did or didn't do really giving you inner peace? Is watching each day pass you by and not be a participator in your one precious life bringing you greater joy? 

Imagine now if you will the life that you do desire to create: You are travelling and experiencing the beauty and miraculous wonder of the world. You are waking up each day filled with passion for your life knowing that you are making a difference in other peoples lives. You are debt free and you live a life of simplicity and freedom. You are aware of your power to create great things in this world simply by giving attention and focus to it. You are receiving and giving unconditional love to yourself and to others. 

Today write your LIVING message of how you want to be NOW in this time that you have been given. The average human being will only experience 80 summers in their lifetime. Most of us have already reached that halfway point. Make your mark on this world NOW.