Did you know that the Kardashian sisters were at the Ulta store in Huntington Beach just two weeks ago?
WOW, keeping up with those girls and their newest adventures can be exhausting! They are practically everywhere; Dash in Beverly Hills, on TV, in magazines, on the news! The slightest bit of research will bring you mounds of information on their latest endeavors.
Anyone who keeps up to date on current events to follow their favorite celebrity knows where to find the information they are looking for, Twitter, Facebook, magazines, newspapers, TV, there is even an App for your phone that will allow you to keep up to the moment tabs on them.
What if we took this same philosophy of following our favorite celebrity and used that time and effort to create a new philosophy? After getting out of high school, 58% of all high school graduates who don't go on to college never read a book again! That is one reason that 95% of most entrepreneurs give up and fail and lose sight of their goals. Soon, they find themselves building someone else's dream, not because they aren't capable of building their own, but becaue they never gained the knowledge they needed.With the illiteracy rate growing at a fast pace, what is the difference between some who can't read and someone who chooses NOT to read?
Reading just anything won't put you on the path to success (consider putting down those novels) unless you choose to read the RIGHT books. Where would entrepreneurs be if they chose such authors as Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Jeff Olson, Jack Canfield? The list of these life changing authors is endless and can be FREE at your local library.
ONE HOUR OF READING EVERY DAY CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE
If you chose to create a New Beginning in your life and set a goal to substitute one hour of reading inspirational, educational or empowering books instead of keeping up with your favorite celebrity or TV show, you will begin to create a philosophy used by millionaires everywhere.
After all, Life Is All About Choices!
He was part of the group on my tour bus and dependent on his wheelchair. I could already see the limits he would be facing while attempting to get around the amusement park his group was visiting.
While the rest of his group went off to explore the park, not wanting to be a hindrance, he was trying to make the best of it and get around on his own.
As I watched him rolling around, my thoughts drifted back to my own time spent in a wheelchair remembering the handicap stall that wasn't functional, the parking space that seemed so far away from my destination, the counter that was too high, rolling along the street watching for the slightest incline that had the potential to be my undoing, the item I needed that was located out of my reach, and even opening a closed door could be such a source of frustration as I would experience someone stand there watching me struggle rather than ask me if I could use a little help. There were some days that it just didn't seem worth the effort, but to give up was not in my nature and I could see the same determination in him!
I saw the opportunity to "pay it forward" and asked if I could push him around the park. As he hesitantly agreed, I soon put his mind at ease when he saw that I was experienced in maneuvering the chair around the crowds of people. As I spent time with him over the next few days, and he shared his story about what put him in the chair I couldn't help but think that so many people go through life every single day without truly giving thanks for what they have. The simple act of being able to walk around on our own two feet is such a blessing.
Often times we are so caught up in what needs to be done before the day, week or month is through that we don't stop to truly live in the present. What would happen if you took one hour every day to be truly present and SEE what is going on right in front of your nose? Would you then be able to see the door that you could hold open for someone, a struggle that someone close to you is experiencing that you have been too busy to notice, or even the flowers that you walk past every day with hardly a second glance?
I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to push him around for a few days and the reminder of how thankful I am and why I Love My Life! Making time to live in the present could be the start of a new awareness in your life. Because, after all, Life Is All About Choices!
By Nancy Mueller
If life is all about CHOICES, why do some people choose to make poor choices, even when they know better?
I asked this question to my 14-year old grandson like this, "If you know that soda is bad for you, why would you CHOOSE to drink it anyway?" His answer, "Because sometimes I get a craving for it, and I just want to drink it."
At 14 years of age, I can understand this logic. But what about at age 24, 34, 44, etc?
My friend is a nutritionist and she told me that it always amazes her at how people are resistant to change. She simply shakes her head because the problem is; FOOD is linked to our emotions. Most people who hear her speak, truly need her help. And yet, they resist what she teaches about nutrition.
I suggested to her that to be truly successful at what she does, she will need to find the people that find value in what she does and how it will add value to their life.
If most people are truly resistant to change, then, isn't it a choice that keep us from our goals?
The bottom line is this, we can educate people as to WHY they should take better care of their health, invest in themselves to be more successful (find a mentor, read more books, go back to school, etc.), but until they understand the value of these opportunities, our words will fall on deaf ears.
But the truth of the matter is, whatever choices you make today, will affect you tomorrow, next week, next year and 5 years from now. The food choices you make will affect your health, the exercise choices you make will effect your body, the financial choices you make will affect your wealth, and so on.
So, keeping this in mind, what CHOICES are you making today to improve your health, value your "self" and increase your wealth? OR, what CHOICES are you making today that will put your health at risk, decrease the value you place on your "self" or even keep you from earning the wealth you need to create the lifestyle of your dreams?
Remember; Life Is All About Choices!
New Beginnings With Nancy
6/6/2013 1 Comment
We used to be told to "FAKE IT 'TIL YOU MAKE IT" but what about the women who are trying desperately to "Make It" and walking around with a smile on the outside and pain on the inside?
I love the quote by Jerry Lewis that said, "People can compliment you on your new shoes, but only you know how much they hurt your feet." There may be a woman within your circle of influence who is desperately trying to keep up with the rigors of building her business but, in reality, she is barely holding on.
She is walking around, smiling and talking about the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead, only to cry herself to sleep at night because she isn't sure how she is going to make her next car or mortgage payment.
There are so many women within our own circle of networking that may be barely holding on. She attends all of the meetings with a smile on her face, and yet no one knows that she had to scrounge through her couch cushions and car to scrape up enough money to attend.
If you are part of a networking group and are truly committed to the success of your sister member, how can you create a paradigm shift in the way you network?
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