Appreciation – Stop, Think & Listen

I recently read an enlightening blog by my friend Franklin Cruz. He told about a recent event in his life that made him stop, think and listen.

Our society goes at such a fast pace that our heads usually spin causing stress, anxiety and many other mental anguish type effects. But do we have to give into that?  As I recently spoke to students at The University of North Florida, I told them to look at themselves a CEO’s of their own business, Me Inc. This was taken from an article Tom Peters wrote “The Brand Called You”. 

We all can look at our lives in this manner. We direct what we want out of our life. Besides, whose life is it anyway?  We set our priorities for family, growth, worship, exercise etc. Why do we let everything, everyone else set our priorities? Have you ever noticed how quickly your calendar can get filled up by others at work if you don’t block off time for yourself?  I am just as guilty as anyone.

 However, this morning as I left the house at 5:20 AM, I looked in at my 8 year old sleeping. I really realized how privileged I am to have a roof over my head and a family to come home to. Sometimes we do get frustrated, aggravated and short tempered. But overall, we need to be Thankful of our lives. We are on the green side of the grass.

Franklin’s blog also reminded me of something else. Similar to him, I lost my mother at an early age in my life, I was 6 years old.  There were many times I didn’t get to say:

I miss you MOM, I want you MOM, I need a Hug MOM, I need to talk to you MOM, I need a kiss MOM, I LOVE YOU MOM.

My children have that blessing and I get to tell them that I love them everyday I have with them. Let’s appreciate what we have. Pray for the guidance we need to set our own priorities.

Proverbs 6:22
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

If this is talking to you at all .. Or you know someone that needs encouragement pass via Facebook,Twitter or email it to them. RIGHT NOW!

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Wisdom from a Book

I wanted to give some recent wisdom I have gained from an article I read. The article talked about the book “The Lost Choice” by Andy Andrews.  The article specified three concepts that really work well for my new venture.

By Your Hand, The People Shall Live

With doTERRA natural products you can live a better life with natural supplements, certified pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and other products that will improve your life.

By Your Hand, The People Shall Be Fed

With doTERRA products, especially the vitamin supplements, people will be able to get increased nutrition from the foods they eat while building their personal immune system.

By Your Hand, The People Shall Be Free

With the doTERRA opportunity, you are given an opportunity to be free from the bondage of debt. You are given the freedom to help others build a better life and spread the benefits of better health.

How Can I Help you to build a better life?

For more information, I encourage you to go to My doTERRA web site and review the information about doTERRA products and how they can improve your life.

One More

   As I was working out this morning, I kept saying to myself “One More, One More” as I pushed the weights. I thought about how this helps me to motivate myself to pursue my goal of lifting the weights and completing my goal of so many reps. I also used this strategy to prepare for a 5K run I recently ran because it pushed me to achieve my distance goals. One More block, One More lap etc.

   How can this strategy work for you? Could this be something we tell ourselves when we are running, calling prospects, accomplishing tasks at home or throwing pitches to our kids. Whatever the scenario, the phrase “One More” helps us to get closer to that goal.

  • When you are tired of calling prospects and getting the short no or hung up on, continue with the idea of “One More”. That next call could be the one you need or the call the other person needs.
  • Take the steps at work, One More time to build your stamina and get some exercise.
  • When you think you are tired and don’t want to play or throw to your kids anymore, say “One More”. That could be the throw that give the child the confidence or make the play they have been trying so hard to accomplish. The excitement and enjoyment they show will invigorate you to do this again.
  • Keep smiling just “One More” minute, or hour. You may affect someone else’s life so positively that your attitude and spirit is in a higher place to help others more. 

   So take “One More” minute to read this and see how you can make that little bit more effort to accomplish greatness in your life or the life of others.

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