Keep Moving Forward – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 79

Keep Going

For the past few days, I’ve been pretty open and honest because, let’s face it, there are some people out there who are just plain evil.  People who have ill intentions toward others and will stop at nothing to satisfy their needs at the expense of others.

I shared my thoughts on what happens as you are building a business, the emotions that are involved and the importance of finding inspiration.  It’s also important to have an outlet – someone to talk to or something to express your feelings.  I’ll admit, for me, that is something I struggle with on a constant basis.  I let people in, poured my heart out and it was used against me; so there are times when I am very guarded.  At the same time, you need someone to talk to about your feelings, otherwise you’ll go crazy.

When things get tough (and believe me they will), there are going to be times when you

want to throw in the towel, give up and walk away.  It happens to all of us, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.  You can tell them I said so.  If the path you’ve chosen is truly the path you wish to travel, it always comes back to your WHY.  Revisiting your why daily keeps you on track, helps you to regroup and to have that laser sharp focus and keep the end in mind.

What has been your biggest struggle lately?  Did you feel defeated?  Lost?  Did you question yourself?  Wondering if it will ever be fun again?  Find someone you trust, share your feelings and that person could very well help bring you back on track, just by asking the right questions.  This was the case for me today and I was brought back to the light and back on track.  It’s pretty amazing the events that have taken place since that conversation.  It truly is powerful once you clear your mind and regroup.  Things start to fall into place and things start happening.

Realize people, events and life happens.  You’ll get quite a few curve balls thrown your way.  Find an outlet that helps you unwind and then get back on the horse and keep going.  You’ve got this.  You can do it.  Believe in yourself because you’re doing it.

Just keep going.

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Work Works – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 60

Work Works

This is a saying that one of my mentors says repeatedly when he does trainings.  Sometimes, it takes a while for things to click for me, and when it does, look out.  There is truth when one says, “Success leaves clues.”  Learn from and mimick what successful people do and you will yield the same results.  When you are willing to be molded, you are open, you are coachable and you are willing to do the work, it’s amazing how the universe aligns so you can get what you seek.

It doesn’t matter what you want in life, be it a successful business, a rock-hard body whatever it may be.  At the end of the day, it comes down to you doing the WORK.  There is no avoiding this important piece.  You can’t expect one without doing the other.  You are NOT exempt.  You are not special in the sense that you get to bypass all of the little steps, dirty work and trench-digging that others have gone through.  You’ve got to follow the rules just like everyone else.

When you find someone who is on the same page as you, it makes all the difference.  That individual gets it; are willing to do the work; understands that it’s not about the instant gratification.  When you find someone who recognizes they are part of a marathon, not a 100-meter dash; they are in it for the LONG HAUL, it makes all the other disappointments worth it.  As long as you keep your goals and why in the forefront, and realize that as long as you keep going, you will win.

Do the work, keep focused, don’t quit and embrace the work.  Work truly does work.

Taking That First Step – 100 Day Blog Challenge Day 16

You’ve Got to Learn to Crawl, Before You Learn to Walk


Today, I was actually at a loss of what to share.  But, earlier this evening, I saw a video posted of a young boy taking his first steps from his Dad to his Mom, while the Granddad
watched and recorded the whole event.  It lasted for about 40 seconds, but it spoke volumes.  The looks on the Mom’s face as her boy made those steps toward her; stumbling a couple times, then getting back up and finally with outstretched arms, reaches his Mom in what could only be described as the winning shot, was a sight to behold.

And that one video got me to thinking…

Why do we want to rush the process of success, or better worded, BYPASS all the necessary steps to success, thinking we have a better understanding of how to get there than those who have paved the way for us?  Why do we try to sidestep, or re-invent the wheel, instead of just following the steps and trusting the process?

When that little boy made the walk from his Dad to his Mom, they both practiced with him over and over and over, day in and day out.  The first time, he fell and was most likely frustrated, and Mom and Dad were there to cheer him on and let him know it was okay.  But, each day, he got better and better until he was at that point where his legs were strong enough and HE was ready to go from crawling to walking.

Trust the Process

Too often than not, we think we know better than others; we don’t need help or coaching.  “Oh, I know that already,” or “I don’t need to know THAT,” or “I’ve already done that, I don’t need to go through that again.”

When did we become “Know-it-All’s?”

Is the process of learning a new skill or being trained by someone else any different than the little boy learning how to walk?  Do we feel that at a certain age we don’t need to be taught anything else?  Do we really think we know EVERYTHING?!?!?!  

When you stop LEARNING, you stop GROWING!!!  Every day is a new day to get better at something or learn something new.  I love learning.  I try to be like a sponge all the time because I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers.  I will never claim to know it all.  How can I?  I haven’t experienced everything there is out there to experience.

And neither have YOU!!!

Look at Every Day as a Chance to Become a Better YOU

One of the great things about life is that many things and people are put before us to make us better.  Even those who hurt us.  It’s important not to dismiss the bad and only search for the good.  For it’s those obstacles and “bad times” that builds us up, teaches us what not to do next time and become stronger, better, wiser.  Make every day a new lesson and add it to your Book of Life.  Read a book, take up art, learn to cook, go BASE jumping, ALWAYS be a work in progress and explore who you are.



Trust the process, never stop learning, check your ego at the door, let others teach you and be OPEN!!!

You never know who you might discover.