Are you limited by your thoughts?

Check out this short video.  I discuss limiting beliefs and how it can keep you from succeeding in your life.

After watching the video, take time to figure out what limiting beliefs you have put on yourself.  Once you figure them out, write a new script for each limiting belief.  Then start saying those new scripts every day so you can erase those limiting beliefs.  Once you reprogram your beliefs,  success will head your way!

 

Don’t Criticize or Condemn

 

Today I would like to talk about Chapter 1 in the book “How to win friends and influence people.”

The theme of the chapter is Don’t criticize or condemn other people.

Let’s take a look at how you train a dog.  Do we train a dog by punishing it for bad behaviors?  No.  When you want to train a dog, they will learn faster if your reward good behaviors.

The same is true for people.  We need to praise or admire someone when they do good, not criticize them when they do bad.  You see criticism is like homing pigeons, they always return home.  When you criticize people, those criticisms always find a way to come back around and bite you.  Would you rather have praise and admiration come back around to you, or criticisms?

When you criticize someone, you hurt their pride, their sense of importance, and you may even cause resentment between you and them.  This criticism might put them on the defensive and make them justify or explain the reason behind their behavior.  Everyone can rationalize their behavior, but that doesn’t make that behavior right or wrong.  To them their behavior might be right, and to you it might be wrong.  In the end, who is right?

Hans Selye said, “As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation.  Let’s remember not to criticize or condemn anyone, and instead let’s look inward and see what we can do to better ourselves. Maybe we are the ones that are wrong, and when we fix ourselves then everything will work out.  The Bible says, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”

Remember the analogy of the dog.  They love praise, not punishment.  So always praise or edify someone and not condemn or criticize.  If you find yourself wanting to criticize, first look inside yourself, and I’m sure the situation will somehow work itself out.

 

To win you must go into battle

Battle

How many times in your life have you decided to do something, did it for a few days and then stopped?  I have done this over and over.  It seems like this process has become a habit for me.  I know I need to break the habit but something is holding me back.

Back in July, I attended a national training event in Miami.  This particular training event is called Bootcamp.  The entire program is based on military type instruction and mindset.  The first instructor took the stage talked about going into battle.  He said, “People don’t have what they want because they are not willing to face and win the battle.  If we want to win, we have to go into the battle.”

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Insanity

What is Insanity?

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Greetings!  Today I would like to talk about Insanity.  Growing up, I have always been taught that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  What things are you continuing to do in your life over and over and expecting a different result?

Perhaps you play the lottery.  Are you spending money in hopes that some random number generator machine will pick your lucky numbers and change your life forever?  Do you spend your hard earned money playing week after week, year after year?  Do you not consider that to be insane?

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Are you Procrastinating Your Productivity?

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Like most people I am constantly faced with procrastination.  I somehow find something much more fun to work on other than doing what needs to be done.  So when I found this article I thought it was worth sharing it on my blog.

Enjoy!

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life
http://www.lifehack.org/315758/the-guide-productivity-that-will-change-your-life?ref=e

Stop Dabbling and Start Dominating

To make this change, you have to change your mindset

 mindset

Greetings!  Today I want to talk about a real, down to earth hit, you hard, subject.  It is a total mindset and personal development subject.  At some point in your life, you end up in a situation, either business or personal, where you finally figure out that you are dabbling instead of dominating.  Today, let’s look at some things in your life that you are currently dabbling in when you should be dominating it.

As we get older, our metabolism slows down, we eat a little more, drink some not so healthy drinks.  Slowly putting on a few pounds over a few years, and before we know it we are 20, 40, maybe 80 pounds overweight.  We tell ourselves that tomorrow we will start a diet.  Maybe there is a birthday party this weekend and you love cake, so you put off starting the diet until next week.  With this attitude, days go by, months go by, because you are simply dabbling with the idea.

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Two Buckets, Gas and Water.

How you use them will have different outcomes.

 Water-Bucket

Greetings!  I was listening to an audio today in my car and the speaker brought up a great subject.  He discussed the idea of everyone carrying around two buckets; one filled with water and one filled with gas.  He was saying that we all carry around both of these imaginary buckets.  During the course of your daily conversations you are either throwing water or gas on the situations you encounter.  Water and gas each have the time and place.  They can be used for good or bad, depending on the situation/conversation.

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How do you eat an Elephant?

ElephantGreetings!  Today I would like the discuss the old adage, ‘How do you eat and Elephant?’  This can take on a lot of meanings in your life, but I would like to relate it to the goals/dreams of your business.  If you have ever heard this question, then I’m sure you know the answer.  The answer to the question, ‘How do you eat an elephant’, is of course, ‘One bite at a time.’

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Decide, and Burn your Boat

A true decision to do something, means cutting off all other choices.

 Burn Your Boat

Greetings!  Today I would like to talk about making a decision to do your business.  Before we get into that let’s first look at the word ‘decide.’  The root word ‘cide’ means to Kill Off.  Words like Pesticide, means to kill pests, Genocide means to kill off a generation, homicide is the killing of a person.  When we look at the word ‘decide’ that means we have several choices and we have to decide what to do.  Once we decide what option we want to go with, we have to KILL OFF all other choices.  Remember ‘cide’ means to kill off, so if we decide, then we kill off all other choices.

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