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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.