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Oh Stop Whining…!

If there is one “hot button” that makes me want to walk away from a person instantly, denying the very fabric of my purpose, it’s the adult version of whining. It can be displayed in different ways and masked, but it’s still a form of whining. Here are the most common adult whining examples: #1…

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5 Truths about Self Discipline…and how to get better at it

#1           Self-discipline can only be created by you, for you. When you try to achieve a goal or develop a new habit, to satisfy the needs of others, it’s much harder to be disciplined. You are your own boss and discipline should be created by you, for YOUR desired outcomes in life.   #2           Self-discipline…

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PODCAST #101: Success Saturday Interview with Brian Mavis

Brian Mavis, President: Americas Kids Belong Brian Mavis tells his life story in the newly launched ReThink You Podcast.   If you are trying to figure out your own life, and wonder what to do with the passion burning on your heart, you will enjoy Brian’s story. Listen here! http://traffic.libsyn.com/rethinkyou/Podcast_BrianMavis_April2016.mp3

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What 3′ Walls are Restraining You?

Many of our restraints are self-imposed and when subjected to scrutiny and new thinking are not really restraints at all. Efrem Smith, a well known pastor, shared a closing story from the stage and I was fortunate enough to have heard his whole presentation. Not only was this story close to my heart, being familiar…

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Why do we work so hard?

Many of us keep working hard and doing whatever it takes, yet we still don’t quite get to where we really want to be. My sister passed on a wonderful “joke” to me a few years ago. More than just a joke, I realized it had incredible truth to it. I’d been going through my…

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I am the Boss of me

One of my daily routines is to start every morning with exercise and audio learning. I learned from Les Brown that I do best when I’m talked up, walked up and prayed up as I start each day. If I compromise any of those elements, the day is just not right. Oh the reasons NOT to do any of…

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We live in a noisy world

How noisy is the world around you? If you’re a city dweller and work in an office, chances are the noise level in your day is pretty high. Or maybe a mother at home with young children? I can recall apartment living days in California, surrounded by noise beyond my control. It is true that…

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When plans change, how do you react?

Do you agitate or re-iterate? Not if, when. Because plans change – constantly. If you are a planner, you know this. We all have. You could even plan for every possible scenario, and something could still come up that you simply didn’t plan for. The saying “Write your plans in pencil and give God the…

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What is your real dream?

There is an absolute wealth of writing out there telling you how to achieve your dreams. But how do you figure out what your dream is? Do you even have one? How have YOU defined your dream? Is it a short term dream, a lifetime one, or just the latest thing that you’re doing? Has that…

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