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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day 25 (30 days of Reinvention) Reach Out and Inspire Someone

In 2007 I made a conscious decision that I was going to live out the rest of my life inspiring others. I had left the field of architecture in 1999 to create my own branding company. At the time, I had a passion for igniting the passion in others. After 7 years of pouring myself into corporate clients - I decided I wanted to reach out and inspire everyday people. 

Years ago I didn't truly appreciate what inspiration really meant. As I reflect on my journey as a 13-time author, publisher of a magazine and book series and a global speaker and creative coach, I realize now the energy of pouring ourselves into others. When you are inspired, your energy force is connected to something bigger than all of us. You are 'in-spirited' with your true self and purpose. Contrary to what you see in front of you everyday, shopping malls, 3 car garages, SUVs, big screen TV ' s - all of us are here to make a difference in people lives and contribute our unique gifts to the world. 

We are meant to lift one another up and experience greater joy and happiness. We are meant to feel connected and loved. We are all one and we are not meant to feel alone and disconnected. We now have reached the connection age yet we feel even greater levels of isolation and hopelessness. We need to connect in new and meaningful ways more than ever. We are all being tested and thinking only for ourselves will lead to an even more disconnected world filled with fear and lack. 

Today reach out and inspire others simply by looking for the extraordinary in them. We all have greatness running through us. Help others see it especially in those that cannot see it in themselves. This is the new ROI for the world and one that I am so passionate about creating and igniting in so many others. It's the greatest contribution and level we can ever hope to acheive as a human race, just imagine a world inspired. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Day 24 (30 days of reinvention) Write your Eulogy

We meet so many people that avoid stepping into their lives. They feel they have all the time in the world and fill up their days with an endless array of distractions. They avoid asking and living the really BIG questions like: What do I want to be remembered for? What legacy do I want to create? What experiences do I want to have?

You have been given the greatest gift any human being can ask for - the gift of life. Everyday that you are here, breathing air into your lungs, seeing beauty with your eyes and listening to the sounds of wonder with your ears, all of it is miraculous. You have been given a free pass to ignite your passion, define your purpose and create meaningful outcomes that can push the human race forward, we call that your deeper WHY - the World Helped by You. So what are you doing with this precious time you have been given? What difference are you making in yourself and in others everyday? 

Today is a special day, you are being made aware of something bigger than all of us. You don't have much time none of us do, we never have since our birth, knowing that you will die is the only way for you to create the life you were meant to live. Write your eulogy NOW it will reveal to you the outcomes that you wish to create, experience and be remembered for. If those outcomes don't match up with how you are living in this present moment then change everything. 

I want to share with you my personal eulogy: 
He believed in a world inspired where we all shine a light on one another. 
He was Canada's Creative Coach inspiring 1 million people to create their lives. 
He received love and poured himself into loving others. 
He looked for the extraordinary in every moment. 
Abundance, success and love flowed freely to him. 
He saw everyone that he interacted with as a great teacher. 
He inspired a new ROI for us all, where we all Reach Out and Inspire others. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day 23 (30 days of reinvention) Share gratitude with 30 people

There is a really great expression that reads: What you thank about you bring about. Never underestimate the power of gratitude to shift someone's energy and move mountains. It's as easy as when you first learned your abc's, gratitude continually shared and expressed on a consistent basis has the power to create greater levels of abundance in all areas of your life. 

The key word here is consistency. One of my daily, weekly and monthly success habits is to express gratitude in a series of creative and meaningful ways. I personally like to send out a hand-written greeting card to hundreds of people throughout the year. 

We have somehow gotten away from the simplicity of gratitude in our daily lives. Our world can no longer sustain a singular 'It's all about me and 'what's in it for me attitude.' We have to think pluralistically and inclusively to move the human race to the next level. This is why I am so passionate about creating a new ROI for the world - one where we all consciously Reach Out and Inspire others. 

Practicing daily gratitude is so effortless and so rewarding it just takes intention to helping another fellow human being. It takes empathy and putting your own ego and emotions aside. We are all connected and we are all here to be and do more for one another, it lifts us all up to a new plateau. So today, express and share your gratitude with 30 people. Pick up the phone, send a card and edify someone that really needs to feel they made a difference. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Day 22 (30 Days of Reinvention) Listen to an inspiring CD

I love the expression what you focus on expands. What thoughts go through your mind the minute you wake up? Are you checking emails first thing and having others influence your energy and your day? What about the last 45 minutes before you goto bed, are you watching TV or checking the latest gossip on social media? 

All of us have these time gaps in our days. Each one of us has the same 24 hours in a day. It doesn't matter if you're Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey, we all have the same amount of time in one day. The key thing here is what are you creating in that one day? For me, I created the intention years ago to make a difference in other peoples lives with that one day. I was so passionate about inspiring the world as a global speaker.  I had a burning desire to create a global movement and publication that celebrates everyday people and Defyeneurs was born. I made it my purpose to inspire 1million people to action by becoming a published author of 17 books. 

We all have the same time in a day and when I finally realized the power of time - compounded, my life transformed. Those gaps of time are present throughout your day: The one Hour in the morning before the world is awake. That 2 hour commute to work everyday, the 1 hour of grocery shopping, the 2 hours of surfing through social media. 

When you fill up those gaps of time with inspiring activities like listening to riveting and inspiring CDs your mind gets filled up with the stuff that fuels your brain. I love using these times throughout the day to tune into great masters like : Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield and Eckhart Tolle. There are so many great CDs out there just start with one. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield was a huge catalyst for my entire inspirational career that got ignited in 2007. You can even check out my THINQ CD at www.gerryvisca.com, it's a great way to ask the BIGGER Questions that will move your life forward into the direction you want to go. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Day 21 (30 days of reinvention) Face your Fears

All of us have been given an incredible set of gifts that when uncovered, lived and shared with the world, we elevate everyone on this planet. We are here in this one lifetime to make a difference in other peoples lives by contributing our gifts to the world. When we take 100% responsibity for creating our lives we are able to face any obstacle and challenge with greater courage and love. 

See every adversity as your greatest teacher, your fuel and your catalyst for your greatest growth. Why do we need to grow? Growth is the only evidence of life and I don't know about you but if I'm not growing every single day then I'm not living. 

We meet so many extraordinary people that hold themselves back from leaping into the life they want to create. They are in a constant state of waiting: waiting until the mortgage is paid off, waiting for permission from their spouse, boss or their kids. Waiting until they are certified, waiting until they have more time and money or when the summer holidays are over...here is the thing, you don't have any more time to wait, you never did! Every excuse, non-action, delay and distraction is adding more weight to your dreams. It compounds everyday and holds you down from becoming the person you were born to be. 

Fear is an illusion that you self-create. It's just a form of energy that you don't need to fuel anymore.  What you focus on expands so today condition yourself to feel the fear and do it anyway, what have you got to win? Step into your life by taking daily actions on the simple things that when compounded will help you leap into your one extraordinary life. 

There is no more time for fear, it's come and gone all that remains is your ability, intention and willingness to stay aware of why you are here. We're all standing by to lift you up, you are never alone. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Day 20 (30 days of reinvention) Share your deeper WHY

This is the most exciting time to be alive and for you to share your deeper WHY with the world. We're not referring to your goals here, while goals are essential milestones along your journey, your WHY extends far beyond that. It sets the stage for everything you do, it influences your very being and your philosophy in the world. Your deeper WHY is not simply a result of what you're good at or the job that you happened to fall into in this present moment. Your WHY is your calling and what you are meant to be in this world. 

You have experienced others living and being their WHY in history - it drives them and connects them to something bigger than themselves: Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy. It becomes your oxygen, reason for existing, your legacy and what you want to be remembered for in this world. Even though your time here on this earth is limited , your WHY lives on in your contribution to others. You ignite your WHY by living the following equation: a + b = c: (passion + purpose = outcome) I love the simplicity of this formula and how it cuts through to the core. It eliminates any noise and distraction and keeps you grounded in the only thing that truly matters. Your PASSION is quite simply those activities that brings you tremendous joy and gets you leaping out of bed. For me, it's inspiring audiences and crowds of people. Your PURPOSE is your contribution to others. You can arrive at the answer by simply asking yourself: How can I be of service to others? What are my unique gifts that I can share with the world? When I'm living my life with purpose, I'm inspiring everyday people to be and do extraordinary things.  When you combine your PASSION + PURPOSE  you arrive at the desired outcomes in your life. What do you want others to experience? My outcome can be summed up as: I exist to creatively inspire people and their ideas to action. 

Upto this point you may have underestimated your deeper contribution to the world. You may not have been aware of the impact you make on others by simply being aware of it. This is your time, your life and your journey. Take small steps daily towards living and sharing your WHY with others. Your success is a result of taking the actions and moving yourself forward with passion and purpose knowing that your deeper WHY is the World Helped by You.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My love for you

My love for you started on a cold, late summer night with the sounds of waves crashing on the rocks. I was unaware of my ability to give and receive love until this moment that the universe pulled me towards you. What took a thousands years to find was now in my arms and in my heart, I was changed forever. 

My love for you started when the nurse gently placed you in my arms, this precious gift of life. The touch and smell of your skin could only be described as a miracle. You entered this world with great purpose, a gift handed to me from God above. 

My love for all of you started the moment I became aware and awake to something bigger than us all.  My daily motivation was driven by the inspiration of your passion, purpose and outcomes. Your belief in yourself that you are meant for more became my oxygen. I didn't know what the hell I was doing but I knew with certainty and crystal clear precision that I could lift you up for the world to see you as you were meant to be seen. 

We are all meant to experience a new level of unconditional love, it connects us all. We have all arrived to this place in our minds and our hearts for one single purpose - to Reach Out and Inspire  others to strive for a new way of being. When we help one another pull away the curtains that are shielding us from a deeper level of awareness that we are all meant for more, we will consciously reveal why we are all here.

I imagine creating a world inspired by love and potential, free of fear, jealousy, envy, lack and hate. When we consciously believe in the power of the human race and take action by lifting one another up to a new level of being that will serve us all, we will reach a new summit of possibility. 

It's what we are all seeking and what we all deserve. It's our new ROI for the world. Today and everyday, Reach Out and Inspire others to be extraordinary.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 18 (30 Days of Reinvention) Share your intention

Recognize that all of your past actions, thoughts and intentions have led you to this place. If you are actually listening or reading this mornings 30 day REINVENTION post then you believe that you are meant for more. Most people believe they have no control over their lives. They live in a sea of illusion and hope that things will turn out just right, we call that survival mode. 

This is your time to get intentional with what you wish to create in your life. You are the maestro of your magnificence. You write your sonnet and you are the gifted performer that we all want to emulate. While others are watching your performance from the sidelines, wondering how you made it to this point you simply nod your head and smile knowing that it was your intention that allowed you to defy gravity and define yourself. 

Today, share your intention for what you wish to create and how you want to be in all areas of your life. Where do you intend to live? Who do you intend to love? How much wealth do you intend to accumulate? Intention is your back stage pass to universal energy. It is your token permitting you to board the train that will get you onto the path that you need to be on. You are magnificence in motion and an unstoppable force. You are bound for greatness and the world needs you to become aware of why you are here. 

Today, share with Angela and I what your intention is and allow us to be your megaphone so we can shout your GREATNESS from the roof tops. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 16 (30 Days of reinvention) Decide WHAT you want most...

Around 2009 I set a powerful intention to live my life inspiring others. I was seeking inspiration so I decided to be inspiring. At that time I had published my second book, GET CREATIVE, along with 10 published quotes, my favourite being: Decide WHAT you want most, take action and go get it. 

Since that time, I have lived my life through this way of being. Here is the thing, you have to decide for yourself what you want most in all areas of your life. Most people hold themselves back from asking themselves these bigger questions for fear of not knowing the answer or having to take action on the answers that show up. The art of co-creation starts with you knowing what you want to create then taking action on inspired thoughts and making better choices when the universe opens doors by sending people and resources your way. The key is ACTION, without it there can be no reaction. Without Failing a bit at the start, you cannot readjust your target and refine your approach. 

So many people hold themselves back from stepping into their lives, uncovering new possibilities and potential. They live their life always wondering: What do I have to lose. Today, start it off by asking yourself, What do I have to Win? Decide what you want most, take action and go get it! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Heat and Sweet - embrace the dualities of life...

Without the day we cannot appreciate the night. Without the darkness in this world we cannot appreciate the greatness that thrives in all of us. Without the heat we cannot savour the sweet.  Without sickness we cannot appreciate health. With moments of sadness we cannot appreciate the ease in our lives. I love the expression 'together we are better' - it's the new mathematics of collaboration (1+1=11).  Opposites attract and there is no Yin without Yang. 

We exist in a world of dualities. There are so many concepts used to describe how opposite energies complement and interrelate to one another. The key is to condition yourself to embrace these tangible dualities instead of resisting them. 

There are times when you will need to balance high levels of peak performance with periods of deeper renewal. 

There are times in your life when you need to crank up the heat and show others your zest for life so they can embrace theirs. When faced with the choice to be right or sweet, choose the path of least resistance and be kind to others by surrending your EGO in the moment and your unconscious need to be on top. This is not easy but with practice and persistence you can condition yourself to live and love without attachment to the outcomes.  

Day 15 (30 days of reinvention) Create a new vision board

Congratulations on making it to day 15 and your third week of your REINVENTION. This whole week is dedicated to ACTION. We believe in you, all of you. This past 8 months you have wanted more for yourself and your life. You are now becoming aware that you hold all of the keys to your future self by taking action in the present moment. 

Today, is a special day for you. We want you to create a NEW vision board for yourself. You may have dabbled in creating one years ago, but you are in a state of great change so it's crucial as part of your new reinvention. See your brilliant mind as a blank chalkboard waiting to be filled up with your incredible dreams, aspirations and desires. You need to fill your mind with the belief and the images that will connect you to your ultimate destination. Your mind cannot ascertain the difference between a conceived/believed thought and your current state of being. It acts on what you know and feel to be true, what you believe in your heart that you intend to receive.  

I have used this form of transformational visualization in so many areas of my life and we will share with you this remarkable process. I used it to leave the field of architecture to create a new creative agency in 1999. I used it to create a thriving web-based collaboration software. I used it to become a 13-time author, a global speaker and the founder of a global movement - Defyeneurs. My visualization opened my heart to receive the love that I deserved. When my mind overflows with an unwavering belief in the unseen, it becomes reality. 

We can't give you a time frame or an exact moment when you will manifest your desires. We can only help you allocate inspired and creative energy that will move you forward onto the path that you want to be on. What we know for certain is that what you focus on expands. 

See yourself as whole, perfect, strong, powerful and loving energy. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Finding pupose

In my new upcoming book - I don't know what the hell I'm doing, I focus on helping people define and uncover their life purpose. Everything I do every day is filled with tremendous purpose. I wake up every morning ready to inspire, ignite and support someone. Purpose is ignited and fueled with the belief that you are meant for more, that we all are. 

We are meant to ignite change, challenge the status quo, question everything and  wonder why... Just look around and marvel at the world around you. You participate in a world perpetuated by purpose. The doctors that treat your illness, the architects and engineers that house you, the chefs and farmers that nourish you, the front line workers that protect you, the teachers that educate you and the scientists that strive to make your world a better place. 

Your purpose is what you say it is and will be from this point on. It will become your driving force, your candle in a dark room, your guide up the mountain side. When you feel most alone you will be comforted by knowing that your purpose is guiding you along the way. Many people ask me how I found my purpose. Everything that I am sharing with you in this book sums up all of my meaningful experiences that led me onto the path to becoming aware of who I was meant to be and the outcomes I was meant to create in the world. 

It was always there for me. I know now that I was meant to live a life of inspiration. I felt it at six years of age while sitting on my grandmother's couch, I felt it in high school when I comforted those closest to me, I felt it later on in college when my fellow classmates needed inspiration.  I experienced it in my early years in the branding agency I created when my clients wanted my energy. When you take the time to harness all of your love, passion, and energy in the present moment, completely, 100% and without distraction from the past or worry of the future, you will tap into this field of power. 

The meaning of life

We go through different stages in life that has us contemplating the reason we are here, what we are meant to be and do. In my teens I was focused on pursuing a tennis scholarship. It's all I thought about and all I wanted. In my early twenties, I was on my own and wanted total independence. I had completed a three year architectural diploma and was now pursuing an architectural degree while working full time and married with a young daughter.  Life in my early twenties was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. During these early years, our independence is like our oxygen, every inhalation has us wanting more.

In my thirties, I was an inspired entrepreneur. The independence that I craved in my former years seemed to carry forward in my career. I had left the field of architecture to pursue an entirely new way of being completely unaware of what the hell I was doing. It was at this point where I pursued the deeper meaning of life. The bigger questions like: Why are we here and What are we meant to be and do reverberated through my cerebellum. These questions lived in me throughout the various stages of my life, always present like a splinter in my mind. 

It is our calling to shine a light and act on these questions. Our enlightenment varies for each one of us. Our awareness of our deeper existence is only ignited when we consciously choose to become aware that there is a bigger meaning surrounding our lives and what we are meant to be and do with the time that we have been gifted. I have become deeply aware of the gift of life and our choice to make our mark on it. WE ARE ALL MEANT FOR MORE. We are meant to lift one another up, by making each other aware of our greater contribution in this world. 

Don't let another second pass you by without taking notice of your life. Become who you were meant to be. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 13 (30 days of reinvention) Create physical energy

When you are full of energy, the world opens up to you. You are on fire for your one precious life. You don't hold yourself back from leaping forward and seizing the moments. Like an athlete, fixating on the end goal, you become the moment.

As part of your focus and intention on reinventing yourself, we want you to develop one new success habit around the area of physical energy. We want to fill you up with greater levels of oxygen and observance so you can take notice of your incredible greatness. When you move your body, you push your mind forward and open new levels of possibility for you. It doesn't require much, just a daily intention and a habit to get you moving. The key is consistency. We are what we repeatedly do. This is the driving essence behind our commitment to inspire the world. We believe that greatness lives in everyone. If Angela and I can get you started and create the necessary discipline around you and your life then we have succeeded in shifting the world.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 12 (30 Days of Reinvention) Pour yourself into others

I'm so excited about this BLOG, this day, this moment. I exist to inspire others to be and do extraordinary things. It's not a job, it's a way of being. I am so passionate about it that I have made it my life's mission, to create a new ROI for the world. One that is not governed by metrics, status, levels or gold stars. The world is ready for a shift in energy from a mindset of me to many. I define this new ROI as Reach Out and Inspire others. What would happen if we all poured ourselves into lifting others up? Imagine everyone being supported and living from a centre of lifting others up and helping them feel connected to something bigger than themselves. Imagine a world where there was no competition and where no one feels alone. Fear, lack of abundance and suffering would soon disappear. 

What would fill it's place is a world overflowing with love, peace, harmony, and fulfillment. When we all strive for this new ROI, the human race will push forward. I'm not referring to more shopping malls and wider highways, I'm referring to a new consciousness, a deeper connection to all of us. We are all connected and together, we can acheive great things. 

This vision of a world inspired is possible, achievable now, in this moment and in our lifetime. If we all act now,our children and their children will know a world that is filled only with inspiration. It starts by you pouring yourself into someone today. Ask them what they need, what is the bigger picture of their life that they are stalling on or what do they need to embrace ? 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 11 (30 days of reinvention) Get rid of 80% of your stuff

Several years ago during my path towards inspiring others, I was introduced to a simpler way of living. I have been practising the art of non-attachment for several years now. As a society, we are influenced and bombarded with messages to accumulate more in order to be happy. Apparently, we need to supersize our lives in order to experience greater joy, larger homes, bigger mortgages, more cars, more cell phones and lap tops, bigger trips, a cottage and a boat... One car is not sufficient when you have a 3 car garage right? Life is getting faster and our ability to consume more is growing at a rapid and uncontrollable rate. It's not sustainable and this way of living will impact us all. 

Since we learned a path to simple living, we have experienced greater freedom and inner peace. Years ago, we used to think our joy came from the latest shopping spree at the mall. Our trips to New York were filled with cab rides to Park Avenue. What I experience now with Angela, is tremendous joy from living every moment. We savour the small details in our daily lives; freshly ground coffee in the mornings on our front porch, a beautiful glass of red wine in our meditation garden, running along the waterfront in New York City. Long and beautiful kisses while we read to one another. Cooking an incredible meal together while asking BIG questions from our book THINQ. 

As part of your ultimate reinvention, we encourage you to take stalk of your life and really hone in on what brings you the greatest joy. Is it being plugged in on line 24-7? Can the hundreds of extra clothes that you never wear be sent to someone in need? When you free yourself from the external world you will free your spirit and experience a great lightness in your life. You will learn to be present in the moment and that is the only place that you will find your joy. Removing 80% of the stuff, people, energy, tasks that no longer serve you will finally allow you to step into the bigger picture of your life in a far simpler way. You are meant for more but you can be it with so much less. 

Albert Einstein said it best, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 10 (30 days of reinvention) What you FOCUS on expands

You have arrived at day 10 of your 30 days of reinvention, congratulations. We encourage you to go back and review the 9 previous steps as they will prepare you for today. Perhaps you have started contemplating the bigger picture of your life. You are becoming more clear about the end goal, you can taste and feel it. Somewhere along the way, you may have gotten a bit stuck on the how and the way. There may be times when you don't feel heard and you may even feel alone on your journey. 

I can't give you an exact time frame on your end goals. What I do know for certain is that what you focus on expands, where your attention goes, energy flows. It's just the law of the universe. When you plant a garden, nurture and care for it, it blossoms. If you let the weeds take over, it dies and soon your garden withers away. Life is very similar. You have to believe in what you are creating, you have to nurture your relationships.  You have to believe that your gifts will change and impact others. 

There are certain things that you have to quit and others that you have to stick with, just keep moving yourself forward inch by inch and soon you will experience a series of touch downs. You are becoming a participator in your glorious life, you are now in the game ready to win. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Day 9 (30 days of reinvention) Meditate

Meditation is not just for munks and yogis. Sitting in quiet still stillness for 20 minutes a day, everyday will bring you a greater sense of peace and harmony. We live in a faster world that has us moving in multiple directions. It has become increasingly difficult to find rest for our minds in the sea of noise. 

We meet so many people that tell us they can't sit in stillness because their mind is to busy, that is an even greater reason to learn how to still your mind. You don't need a course on meditation, just place a pillow on the floor and sit on it, eyes closed, hands on your knees and breathe. The key is to keep breathing , in and out. Fixate on one object such as a flower or a waterfall and as your mind starts to drift, bring your attention back to this object. Meditating is like conditioning a muscle, the more you practice, the stronger your mind will become. 

Meditating daily will help you relieve stress and anxiety in your life. You will find yourself in a greater sense of peace throughout the day. The little details that typicallywould-irritate you, no longer consume your mind. 

Meditating daily will bring you closer to your deeper core, filling your heart and soul with love. It will connect you to something bigger than yourself and remind you that you have one precious life and that you are here now, to be and do amazing things. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Day 8 (30 days of reinvention) Create 3 new success habits

As we enter into our second week of our 30 days of reinvention, we are super excited that the focus for this whole week is energy. Here's the thing, no matter how talented you think you are without higher levels of energy you cannot live your greatest lives. 

Spend time with the most successful people in the world and they will tell you the common denominator among all of them is the replacement of bad habits with really extraordinary ones. Throughout our lives we unconsciously create bad habits that influence our behavior and our actions and choices in life. When you start to understand the power of habits to control as well as to ignite your dreams you will invest more time in creating more powerful habits. 

It takes 30 consecutive days to recondition your mind to accept a new habit as a new form ofbehaviour. So the three habits that you're going to choose today we want you to consistently perfom that habit for the next 30 days. If you miss a day and start all over again. The power in this form of mind reconditioning is consistency over 30 days. 

The three habits that I chose years ago included morning meditation upon waking up followed by 30 minutes of physical activity followed by daily gratitude in a journal. Choose the habits that will help you create the energy that you need to embrace. Focus on creating habits that will elevate your energy both mentally, physically and spiritually and be prepared to witness changes and shifts in your life. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Day 7 (30 days of reinvention) READ

One of the greatest habits I ever created was reading. Seriously, it led to me publishing 11 of my own books and continues to fuel my inspirational work on stage and with one-on-one clients, I love it. Now, I'm not talking about reading magazines and newspapers that fill you up with noise and the latest Hollywood drama, no, I'm talking about great inspirational reading for your mind, heart and soul, (Defyeneurs MAG) is certainly a great way to start. Grab a book today that really has you stop and wonder about the bigger picture of your life. Read it from front to cover over the next 3 weeks. Make notes and highlight important sections. Personally, I love writing and publishing meaningful inspired books like the Defyeneurs book series. It features everyday people being and doing extraordinary things. The stories and lessons will touch your heart and motivate you to make your mark on this world. 

When you are reading, you are tuning out the rest of the world. You're switching off the TV and you are immersed in the present moment and that is the only place that you find all of your inner power to reinvent yourself. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Day 6 (30 days of reinvention) Live your Passion

Ask any successful person that you admire and they will tell you that it's their passion that got them to where they are. Just think about it, you are doing the same thing over and over so unless you are on fire about it and filled with passion you will not have the perserverance to see if through. Inside of you right now is a passion that is ready to ignite the world. 

You know it's there, perhaps you just have not been given the permission to unleash it into the world. As kids, we knew what activities brought us tremendous joy. We dreamed the biggest dreams and we lived for each day. Somewhere along the way, you were told that you could not live your passion. That was reserved for the artists right! We live and dream in colour. Just look around, everyday, we create beautiful poetry and architect monuments that define our culture. We express ourselves through our individuality. We were all meant for more, to define ourselves and make our mark on this world. 

Today, contribute your special gifts to the world by living this day with passion. You have spent enough time suppressing it and holding yourself back for what is truly possible. You punched your clock, you arrived on time and paid your dues so today you earned the right to be you, free and filled with hope and limitless possibity. 

Today, create something worthy of your greatness. We can't wait to see you. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 5 (30 days of reinvention) Avoid energy suckers

Energy suckers are everywhere. They come in the form of people, tasks, unplanned activities and distractions. They are defined quite simply as the energy that keeps you away from the only thing that truly matters, being fully present to this moment. As you continue on your journey to reinventing yourself, you will need to avoid energy suckers at all costs. 

As you strive to create new success habits, you will need to cultivate a new mindset when dealing with energy suckers that keep you from pursuing your dreams.  You will need to learn how to say no otherwise, you will find that the even the smallest tasks will keep you distracted from fulfilling your purpose. 

Here are 5 ways you can deal with energy suckers: 
1. Avoid negative people at all costs - they are like energy vampires that want to feed off of you. 
2. Don't respond to a negative call, post or email as you are only giving away your energy. 
3. Avoid wasting energy in trying to control other people, instead create a new perspective about them.  
4. When you approach a new task or activity, such as scheduling a new meeting, ask yourself, will this person or event add any benefit to my purpose? If not, avoid wasting any more time with it. 
5. Allocate energy ONLY to people, tasks and activities that are aligned with your purpose and your mission. 

A great way to protect your energy is to cleanse it every morning, the moment you wake up. Sit in complete stillness for 10 minutes and picture yourself under a waterfall. See the water cleansing all of the energies from the previous day that do not serve you. Upon cleansing, see a warm white light creating a shield around you like a protective barrier. You are now ready to start your day. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 4: (30 days of reinvention) study the successful ones

You are sitting there with a great idea that has been germanating in your mind for the past 2 years. Suddenly, to your amazement, you see your idea fully realized by someone else. You realize the only major difference between you and them is that they took action. We meet so many extraordinary people that share there big ideas with us only never to take action and see it through to the end. They become paralyzed with fear, hesitant to step in as a result of not knowing HOW they will create their vision. 

Here is a dose of reality for you. Every successful person that you admire, will tell you they did not know what the hell they were doing. They knew what they were passionate about and had a focused purpose. They knew their deeper WHY and the outcomes that they wanted to experience. 

Today is Day 4 of your 30 days of reinvention.  We want you to study and model one successful person that you can relate to. Get a copy of their book, study their actions and the habits they created. Everything is there for you, their journey, messages and advice ready for you to model. For example, I live my life with great passion and purpose for inspiring others. My way is through inspirational speaking, authoring and publishing. I can show you how to create a platform to launch your inspirational way of being and guide you in writing and publishing your first book. 

You don't have to invent, you simply need to reinvent your way of being in this world and look at all of the opportunities with a new set of eyes.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Day 3 (30 days of reinvention) Goal Setting

I meet so many people that have not decided what they want. They fear stepping into this decision and asking the bigger questions of their life. Why? They will have to make concious choices. As part of this inspiring 30 day Reinvent Plan, we want you to get focused and decide what you want most. That was the inspiring message of Day 1. In Day 2, we asked you to make a list of the obstacles that are in your way. Now, here we are in Day 3: and it's time to put some energy and make a list of your top 5 goals.  

See your goals as milestones and check points along your inspired journey of getting from where you currently are to where you want to be. Most people will never contemplate the bigger picture of their life. The ones that's do will never write out their goals for fear of not being able to actually acheive them. The ones that manage to write them down avoid reviewing them on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  The reason we need to create goals is they become an energy, a life force that connects our daily actions to the bigger picture of our life. When I was in the field of Architecture, goal setting was the only way we could ever acheive the end result. With over 10,000 action steps and pieces, goal setting kept the whole team connected and on track. Athletes use goal setting as an effective way to train for their bigger end goal which is typically 5 years out in the future. 

Today, create 1 realistic and timely goal to be achieved within the next 90 days for the following 5 areas of your life:
1. Your Health: What new levels of energy do you wish to create?
2. Your Personal Development: What new levels of growth to do you want to acheive for yourself? 
3. Your Finances: How can you take charge and 100% responsibility for your life?   
4. Your Relationship: What do you want to experience? 
5. Your Career: How can you be your own driver?

Today, post these goals in 5 visible locations and review them on a daily basis. Take action on them and see them as already complete. Feel good about being the architect of you life. You are one step closer to creating and living the bigger picture of your life. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Day 2: reinvention - Make a list of your obstacles

We live in a universe that is continually expanding. Our need to add more to our lives is accelerating at a faster rate. One only needs to look at Technology to experience this form of acceleration. How many cell phones have you purchased in the past 10 years? Now multiply that by 7 billion people! So many people I meet are focused on adding more to their lives and getting sucked into an energy of keeping up with the Jones.  Days, weeks and months seem to speed up faster and faster which has you questioning WHY am I here? What am I meant to be, create and experience?

The WHY behind this 30 day focus of reinvention is to help you reconnect with you and what mattes most. Today, focus on identifying the energy, mundane tasks and people that no longer serve your bigger picture. You are in a state of reinvention. To fulfill your destiny you must allocate your creativity, passion and love to only the people and activities that will move you forward. When creating your list, qualify each item with the question: is this task or person adding to the richness of my deeper WHY? Is it helping me become aware of the bigger picture of myself? Is it aligned with my goals and more importantly , my way of being in this universe.

Friday, August 1, 2014

DAY 1: Decide what you want most...

Over the next 30 days, I am focused on helping you direct your energy towards reinventing you. This 30 DAY REINVENT plan is part of my recent Defyeneurs MAG summer issue. DAY 1: Make a list of 5 things you want most - Most people that I meet, avoid asking themselves the BIGGER questions for fear of having to step into the answers. What is it that you want most? How do you want to live and love knowing that you will die? What do you want to experience the moment you wake up? How do want to spend your days? Who do you want to spend your time with? What messages do you want to publish in the world? What thoughts flow through your mind? You have the power to influence all of this and so much more.  You can make a choice anytime you wish to live your life with even greater inspiration. 

What I need you to do is be honest with yourself. Sit in quiet reflection and make a list of the top 5 things that you want to experience most. Use this 30 days as a catalyst for your transformation and REINVENTION. This is all about you, what you want and the choices you need to make. This is about the role model you want to become for you, no one else. When you are making your list, focus on the areas of: love and relationships, this is key as you become the company you keep. You are not alone , no one is ever alone. Next, focus on your way of being. For example, when I asked myself this deeper question, my way of being was to inspire. When deciding what you want most, focus only on the outcomes, the experience of it, avoid thinking about HOW you are going to do it. 

One of my favourite quotes that I published in 2008 when I began living this question was: Decide what you want most, TAKE ACTION and go get it.  So, over the next 30 days, we are going to KICK START your REINVENTION. In 30 days, you have the power and the choice to recondition your mind by focusing on a whole new way if being.