Hey I get it, we are all busy and stuck in our own lives just trying to get by. We rarely start a day thinking about others since we're to dam busy worrying about what others think of us. Where would we all be in this 'connection' age if we stopped connecting with one another on the things that really matter? What we do today will influence the next 5 to 10 years of our lives. When we ALL choose to communicate via machines and devices we no longer connect with peoples hearts. I'm not saying I have it all figured out but I do know this - everything I do everyday is always focused on connecting with peoples hearts. Whether it's my inspired publications or my inspirational talks with audiences or just supporting my freedom team - I always strive to celebrate their greatness in the moment. Choosing to see the world as a daily grind will only get you so far - I choose to savour the moment and to know what's in your heart.
Friday, January 30, 2015
I love connecting with people face to face and heart to heart. Yesterday I was ordering a refill of Pike Place roast from one of the Starbucks that I like to write and create at. The lady that was serving me didn't look up at me - she simply asked to get a beverage going and I looked at her and asked her name and how she was doing today. You would think from her reaction that I had one eye or something. She felt the question was irrelevant and simply wanted to exchange commerce - get me a drink and receive the pay for it. I think it's a good thing for her that I was not Howard Schultz - the founder of Starbubks considering that the essence of this brand is about creating an experience for others. I made it a point to express to her that I really wanted her to know that I was genuinely interested in how she was doing.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Inside each one of us is a dream machine just waiting to be turned on. Most people stopped believing in their dream machine by letting others influence them. They choose to shrink back under the blankets and hit that szooze alarm again and again. They let others dictate their lives by controlling their time. They let other outside voices tell them what, where and how they should lead their lives.
Your dream machine is your energy source and your unique identifier in this matrix that we call reality. No one can take it away from you, it's a part of you, it's your light and your souls recognition that you are meant to be and do great things. People like Victor Frankl survived the greatest tortrue in human history by tapping into his dream machine - this internal source that only he could access. The moment you decide to master your inner voice and listen only to what is in your heart you will have mastered your brilliant life. You don't have much time left - turn on your dream machine, what have you got to win?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Every innovation in human history was created out of an energy of connection. Together we're better is the mantra for today. You may be feeling alone and as if the world has left you behind. No one is ever alone, we are all connected. Even now in your darkest hour know that you are loved unconditionally and the world believes in you. You are here now to be and do great things, sometimes it's hard to see the clarity in all of the noise and the distraction but your greatness is there.
Nature is the greatest example of togetherness. Take the bamboo plant for instance, it takes over 4 years to grow it's root system and 100% of it's development is below the surface. It may appear as if nothing is happening on the surface yet the greatest growth unleashes in the 5th year. This plant understands it cannot grow alone - it requires the earth, water and sunlight to support it's early development. Similar in life you must nurture your relationships with others and yourself to experience the greatest growth. Know that together the world is better.
Monday, January 26, 2015
What you focus on expands it's just the law of the universe. Where your attention goes your energy flows. Don't waste any more energy on thinking you can't make it - rather see yourself going way beyond your current goals. Don't let your current circumstances hold you back from reaching a new summit of possibilities. You are where you are as a result of your past beliefs in yourself and what you believed was truly possible. You have reached this point in your life as a result of the choices you made and the actions you did not take.
This is a year of infinite possibility. How do you know you can't acheive what you are seeking? Reach way beyond what you think is possible. Set goals that are 10 times the size and align your energy with daily actions that will propel you forward. Surround yourself with people that want to lift you up to new heights.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Look at your life right now in all of it's form. Your health, your lifestyle, the people you surround yourself with, your finances, your team and your perception of the world. What would you want to change, strengthen and improve? Most of the answers that surface are external such as: I want my spouse to change - I want my team to see the opportunity, I want more money, a bigger house and people to see me as someone of significance. All of these responses are the results of YOU mastering your life. When your inside voice becomes more profound than anything or anyone external - you will be on the path to mastering yourself.
See every discomfort within your life as a beautiful opportunity to add to the energy of our world. Once you understand that we are ALL connected - everything changes. You no longer see yourself as an isolated individual disconnected but rather as a complete entity with the abity to impact all those around you. Ask yourself today - "What do I need to embrace and release so I can develop myself knowing that I will develop others around me?"
Thursday, January 22, 2015
You have finally tapped into the deeper meaning of your life. You are aware of WHY you are here and what you are meant to do. It took years for you to define a purpose for your life. You now see that you are meant for more. You understand that living through your passions is the only true way to experience joy. The only reason we are ALL here now in this time is the results of those who came long before us and showed us how to dream again. If it were not for their patience and persistence and relentless belief in living and realizing their dream - none of this would be here.
There are those that will hold you down simply for fear of you leaving them behind. You need to aim high and show others that the world needs us all to fly.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
You have spent your whole life observing others and supporting their goals. You have witnessed everyday people pursuing their dreams and felt their glory. You've attended someone else's BIG SHOW. You have lifted others up simply by believing in them. You have lovingly packed thousands of lunches, cut off those crusts and sent them off on the bus. You have lived your life for EVERYONE else sitting alone night after night wondering when it will be your turn.
Well, here is your ticket to perform in your BIG SHOW - to dance your dance, sing your song, write your story, create your team and inspire others. What have you got to win? Your life, inner-peace, harmony or legacy that stands the test of time. How about knowing that your willingness to believe in your dream and pushing through the temporary discomfort will elevate the human race and move it forward by inspiring us all to do the same.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Here's to you. Here's to you for giving yourself permission to dream again. Here's to you for not waiting. You finally get it, you're ready to leap into life each day and take action. You're at this point in time holding this energy in your hands. You are among the few that we call dreamers and the world needs big dreamers right now. It takes a defying gravity kind of attitude to dream again because most of the world wants to hold you down. Those that defy gravity to create their one precious life push the human race forward and help us all aim higher.
When you dream again you are sharing with the world that life is brilliant and brief. We all have only one shot so why not leap in each day to create your one extraordinary life. You don't need others to get it. You no longer have to allow others to steal your dream you can take action and make it happen now. It's ok to fall and fail as long as you love the whole ride.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Everyday we are faced with thousands of choices that in the moment seem insignificant and make little difference to the current circumstances in our lives. Here is the thing, to change your current circumstances you have to be willing to make better choices in the moment. The choice to share with your loved one how much they mean to you. The choice to kiss and embrace your spouse before they leave and when they return. The choice to believe in your dreams on a daily basis even when others around you want to hold you back. The choice to commit yourself to a never-ending pursuit of knowledge and personal development.
Personally I choose to start each day by making other peoples lives better. It took me a while to see that the world is far bigger than my current self and that I could commit towards improving and inspiring others to take daily action. I have come to realize that there is no quantum leap to greatness - it's a daily way of being and choosing to lift others up out from the current reality and the daily grind is a belief that you are meant for so much more, we all are.
Today, close your eyes and give yourself permission to dream again. I choose you.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Getting to the show means becoming a participator in your life - not missing the big opportunities that show up exactly when they are meant to. It means becoming aware and acting on what you have asked the universe for - assuming you are making conscious choices for what you want to experience in life. Getting to the show is about creating a sense of urgency NOW, this minute and tonight for your ONE precious life. It doesn't mean someday, since your someday may never appear if you don't get to the show today.
The great ones like Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Disney and Gandalf the Grey never missed the show. They believed in their dreams even when others around them wanted to hold them back from casting a light on their greatness. Staying comfortable now means discomfort later.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
What is inside your heart waiting to come out and be felt and experienced by others? What have you been holding back on pursuing? What brings the greatest joy to your life and makes your heart sing? Only you can decide what you want to experience most. No one can push you to do it. We can show you our love and our belief in you - it's always been there just like the love that you deserve, it's why you attracted us, you are becoming what you seek.
Somewhere along the way the song in your heart became silent and now it's only a whisper. Close your eyes and see yourself on a mountain top with your arms stretched up high for the world to see. Let the music inside your heart beat once more as you declare your intention to the world - this is who I am and what I intend to be and do with the little time that I have left on this earth.
The greatest gift you can give anyone is for them to see you in all your glory. When you step out of the shadows and into the light sharing your story and deeper purpose with the world - you are inspiring others around you to do the same. When you sit alone night after night wallowing in self doubt, regret and judgment you are influencing others around you to do the same. You are a child of light with a spirit that is so big when unleashed from the chains of reality that you've created you will literally be able to move all those around you to new levels of self awareness for why they are really here. We get so caught up with our bodies and our physical surroundings - these are temporary physical containers housing a powerful mind, spirit and energy that ONLY knows love, peace and potential.
Release the energy that no longer serves you. How do you do that? You become what you are seeking. If you are seeking inner peace, joy and happiness then start to be and do only those things that bring you joy. To allow inner peace to enter your mind then become intentional by creating stillness every morning through meditation.
Look for ways to be seen for who and why you truly are here. Make this a daily intention to share with others what you want to be recognized and remembered for. Don't let the so called 'daily grind' become your way of being. Create a legacy for yourself by declaring to the world what your special gifts are and that you are ready to share them with us all.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
It's by far the most significant question I could ever ask - Decide what you want most so you can take action and get it. Without truly knowing what you want you will never receive what you want or what you deserve. We live in a universe that responds to thoughts - emotions and actions. It's running 24-7 like a furnace in your home. Your internal thermostat is what you decide to focus on and it triggers the heat and the cold. When you are filled with love, intention and potential you're in the hot zone of your life - everyone wants to be around you and feel your love. When you live with thoughts of fear, blame and lack you remain cold and disconnected from the love that you deserve.
Asking what you want takes courage and a relentless daily belief in your ability to make a contribution to the lives of others. You have to see and believe that you are so much bigger than where you currently stand. Today you are the result of what you decided you wanted long ago. Somewhere along the way you lost your compass ~ your reason for being. You changed by letting others point a finger at you and tell you that you don't deserve greatness. Deciding what you want most in all areas of your life - self relationships, love, career and finances requires action on your part. Today reflect on what matters most to you. Throw away the energy that no longer serves you. Embrace the love and the people that matter and who want to help you aim high so we can all see you fly.
Monday, January 12, 2015
No one believed in Henry Ford's vision for the Motor Car. Steve Job's own Board of Directors forced him to abandon the idea of the personal computer. Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times in attempting to design the light bulb, Walt Disney's family begged him to abandon his whimsical pursuit for Disney Land and Richard Branson was fired from his Newspaper job. Inside each one of these DEFYeneurs lived a burning desire to make a difference in the world. They defied the system by defining themselves and their belief that they could elevate the human race. Inside you is a DREAM that is waiting to take flight and light up the sky. No one around you has to get it only you do. No one else has the right to hold you back from reaching for the stars and envisioning a better life for yourself.
Where would the world of music be without the Mozart's. Where would innovation in flight and space travel be without the Wright Brothers? Where would our deeper understanding of the universe be without Galileo and Stephen Hawking? Where would our compassion for our fellow abandoned human beings be without the love and selfless acts of Mother Teresa? The world is a manifestation of our dreams, creativity and belief that we as a species are meant for more. The universe is our reflector and our mirror representing what we believe to be true and taking action as co-creators. Our time here is so limited and so fragile. Everyday that we can use our eyes to marvel at all the colours of the world is miraculous. Every moment that we can breathe air into our lungs and give birth to a new human life is a gift from the heavens. Everything in our world is a result of a handful of individuals and their never ending belief and willingness to face fear, ridicule and failure in pursuit of human advancement. Today ask yourself where would you be if you weren't part of someone's dream? The World is Helped by You when you understand WHY.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Trust - an interesting concept and one that I fear will soon become just that - a concept and a forgotten word. We have lost the ability to trust our selves - our employers - and others. Trust is an energy, an aura and an invisible layer that connects us all. Without it we are all living as separate individuals disconnected from something BIGGER than ourselves. Trust in your path and in the person that you have an intention of being. Trust starts with a deeper sense of self worth that you are here now to make a difference in this world. Trust starts with you believing that you are meant for more and it continues and lives on through your willingness to help others. Trust fuels a new ROI for us all that I define as Reach Out and Inspire others. Trust that you are meant for more.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Happiness is not a destination - it's a daily way of being and a choice. It doesn't just 'happen' and it's not driven by anything external. It's a 100% internal focus and it always will be. Being happy does not come when the mortgage is paid off, when you win a million dollars or when a new flat screen TV arrives in your living room - sure it's gives you a temporary injection of dopamine but that eventually wares off and you're searching for the next thing and the next thing. Happiness is not measured in square footage and no one else can give it to you. Happiness is inside of you and it's ignited daily through unconditional love and acceptance. The moment you decide to love everything and everyone that shows up you will be at greater levels of inner peace. No one in your life has to change - they are showing up exactly as they need to. It's when we try and change others that we needlessly suffer. The key to unconditional happiness is to change the way you are choosing to look and respond to people and circumstances.
Remember the TV series Seinfeld when George decides to do everything the opposite way? He meets new people, embraces new levels of change by trying something new that he didn't already do. The key is to see things FRESHLY. Start each day from a beginners mind. Embrace each moment. Love without attachment and soak in your one precious life.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Over the past year I've started to track the common responses from my audiences and the extraordinary people that I coach - what repeatedly comes to the surface is the question - what am I going to do with my life? I love this question and how it cuts through the noise and forces you to become self-aware. I've repeated this statement in previous BLOGS - The greatest gift you can give anyone is the gift of enlightenment - to know WHY you are here. I call this having a purpose. Sadly over 95% of people will continue going through life suffering needlessly by never stepping into living this question and believing they don't have control over the life they wish to create.
The first step is to re-frame the 'doing ' part of the question to What do I want to be? Unfortunately as a society we have conditioned ourselves to believe that we are defined by what we DO rather than who we desire to be. We kick off conversations with job titles, ranks or promotions - even our business cards reflect this energy of doing. Whether I'm having a conversation WITH an audience or a coaching client I always lead with WHY are you here? What are you so passionate about creating? How and why do you want to be of service to others? What are the outcomes that you want to experience in this brief thing called life?
Take 100% responsibility for the life that you have a desire to create - Lead yourself and others knowing WHY. Look into your heart and be the joy that you wish to receive. Don't sell your time to someone else - create and design a life that ignites your soul and is filled with passion, purpose and meaningful outcomes.
How can you expect more from others without first expecting the same greatness from yourself? For the past year I have immersed myself into why the top leaders do what they do. I call it lead knowing WHY. Being happy is a choice just like choosing to lead others to seek happiness. A commitment towards developing yourself starts the moment you come to the realization that we are all connected and not living separate lives. You may feel alone today, disconnected and as if the world has left you behind. Here is the thing - no one else has to change, they are doing their best from their own state of consciousness. The key to living with greater inner peace is changing the way you look at things in the moment. Commit today to surrounding yourself with people that want to lift you up and show you the way. Developing yourself is a never ending journey towards enlightenment. It's why we are all here, now in this moment. Contrary to what mass media and big box retailers will have you believe, we are not on this earth to pay more bills and consume every natural resource simply to super size the physical aspect of our lives. We are here to make our mark on this world by adding our richness to it. We contribute to others when we commit to developing ourselves and leading others to do the same. When we lift others up into the light the world becomes even brighter. This is our calling to supersize our spiritual growth so we can grow and stretch one another to become the best possible versions of ourselves.
Monday, January 5, 2015
It's time to reignite WHY you are, what you wish to be and do with the time you have. As I sit here and share with you this mornings WHY BLOG I'm filled with gratitude and love for this breath, my fingers tapping my iPhone 5C and the dedicated enthusiasm coursing through my cells. I'm filled with so much joy for the woman I love sitting across from me sharing a cup of coffee as I contribute my verse with the world.
Each year I create a manifesto for my life and this year is so special - I'm 100% dedicated to inspiring the world to DREAM AGAIN. In 2008 I published a quote: "The worlds needs BIG DREAMERS, create what you want most in life. Every moment is a creation. Sitting here now, choosing to inspire you with these words is an inspired choice. Reacting or not reacting to what others feel is also my choice. We are impacted by thousands of choices every moment of everyday. I have chosen to live a life of inspiration so I became intentional and aligned my actions to living that purpose. I surround myself with love and people that want to see me succeed. I develop myself everyday by choosing to create my day in advance. I choose to pour myself into my inspired tribe everyday lifting them up so they in turn can do the same for others - this is the world that I imagined so many years ago - a world inspired, a new ROI for us all where we all Reach Out and Inspire others. The world is ready for you to paint your WHY. We are holding a blank canvass and giving you the brush to create your life masterpiece. Today ask yourself what actions can I take so I can contribute my unique gifts with the world.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Have you arrived? Do you know what the destination looks and feels like? Are you creating the momentum to take you from where you are to where you want to be? Today, we want you to really take stock of your life inventory. Did your actions in 2014 create the outcomes you intended? Did your relationships fill you up? Most people we meet along our inspired journey will experience little change in the new year - it all looks pretty much like the previous. It's filled with the same route - the same mindset and the same belief systems.
It's time to RESET your course. Let's plug in the destination of where you really want to be. What does your Epic life look and feel like 5 years from today? How are you living your passions? How are you serving others with your special gifts and yes you have them, we all do. You simply have not pushed through the discomfort to truly ignite and release your inner genie. You haven't polished that lamp enough. You haven't invested the 10,000 hours mastering your craft. Today take control of your life again and RESET your compass to the types of relationships you wish to experience and the love you deserve. Point it towards trying something new that you didn't already do. Believe that this journey is possible and surround yourself only with people that want to help you succeed. Living an epic life is your birthright and your declaration to yourself that you are ready for more. You are ready to live and love without limits.