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How I found My Dream with Ross Stewart

Today I am sharing my interview with Ross Stewart who did just that — he identified his passion and went after his dreams.

Ross is currently the head coach at Leto High in Tampa, Florida. He is a graduate of Endicott College in Boston and East Lake High School in Palm Harbor, FL.  His love for basketball has carried him through high school and college and into a career.  Today, Ross will share about how he was able to identity his passion and the steps he took to live his dream.  And oh by the way, Ross is my son. 

 

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Investing in Your Future

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make.
It will not only improve your life —

It will improve the lives of all those around you.”
Robin Sharma

Each week, I end my Podcast and Blog with, “Remember You are the best investment you can make.”  This week I thought we should discuss why this statement is true and why it applies to everyone! 

The reason you are your best investment is because you were born to be significant. As you live a life of significance, you empower others in their significance. In other words, YOU carry worth, greatness and value and what you do impacts others. You are an influencer for the time you live in. 

Recently, I was telling my daughter, Katie, how proud I was of the success she has had in her business. She owns a hair salon and had just invested in training to expand her hair extension business. She said within the first three weeks she had met her 1st quarter goal. WOW!

Why is it important to invest in yourself?

 

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Interview with Ruth Hendrickson

Cindy Stewart: Today, we have a special guest with us, Ruth Hendrickson. She is amazing. We have been away at a pastors’ conference in Denver.  We have had some incredible insights, and we’ve also had a lot of fun too, so welcome, Ruth.

Ruth H.: Thank you. It’s so good to be here. I’m glad to be joining you for this time, and for everyone listening, I just want to say hi, and stay tuned in. I think we’re going to have a great time together.

Cindy Stewart: I think so, too. What Ruth’s going to share, can really make a difference in your ability to go forward, to really live your dream, and to discover, what’s that next step.

 

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My Mom’s Life Lessons

What’s time to a hog?
Anonymous 

My mom was beautiful, creative and she was witty, charming and smart. She was known for her quirky little sayings, like What’s Time to a Hog?, More to be Pitied than Censored, Dime to a Donut, and my favorite Beauty must Suffer. 

Her focus was to always finding the best in every situation. I never remember her complaining or worrying. For example, when we were running short on groceries, she would whip up something incredible for dinner — which usually included eggs — as she would say, if you have eggs you have dinner. 

There are many things I learned from my mom. 

Today I want to share the Top 5 that stand out for me. 

 

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Cars, Negotiating and Business

Dad’s is the voice that urges kids to go higher and says,
“I know you can do it. 

Why don’t you get up and try again?”

I am writing today on what would have been my dad’s 86th birthday.  I want to share a few of the lessons I learned from my dad. He was gregarious and lots of fun, not to mention a genius – literally Genius IQ. He loved all kinds of cars, but his favorite was his pickup truck, especially when the camper was on and he was heading to the lake to fish. He also believed everything was negotiable, it doesn’t matter what he was buying, he always asked for a better price! This made him very successful in business. 

Many of his lessons were valuable and have helped me advance in life. I am excited to share those. Then there were a few painful ones that created barriers for me that I have been able to move past. I will share those another time.

 

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A Pivotal Point in My Childhood

I am what I am. I love me!
And I don’t mean that egotistically –
I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had
and to make something out of it.
~ Stevie Wonder

Today, I am going to take a detour from our normal topics of discovering your personal best. I want to share a little bit about pivotal markers and my journey.

Each of us has pivotal markers in our lives. However, there are two I want to share in a very transparent way with you today, and how it has helped shape me into the person I am today. 

 

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Replay ~ Make 2018 Your Breakthrough Year!

Replay: 

There is still time to Make 2018 Your Breakthrough Year!

Follow these 3 Easy Steps 

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Training Yourself to Rest

Have you trained yourself to rest? 

It is like anything else you want to excel in — you have to set your schedule to rest. 

It is Saturday morning, which would normally be my day of rest and relaxation. But I am writing my weekly Unleashing the Champion Within podcast and blog. I realized since the first of the year I have not been diligent at rest and relaxation. 

Rest is time when you are not engaged in regular work.
Rest is where your mind is no longer engaged in the issues of your job. 

How do we train ourselves to rest?

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Find Your Voice, Release Your Message

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice,
and now that I have it,
I am not going to be silent.
~ Madeleine K. Albright
Former United States Secretary of State

Do you want to really be heard?

As you discover your voice, people will listen to your message when they hear your heart.

Madeleine Albright found her voice. “Though she was often one of the few women in the room (and many times, the only one), she did not sit silently; she realized that if she only observed and listened, she wouldn’t get a chance to speak, which meant the voice of the United States wouldn’t be heard.”

One of her key messages she voiced while in office was raising up women into governmental positions around the world. She believed the problems were better understood and the solutions had a fuller perspective, when men and women worked through them together.

How do you find your voice and let your message be released?

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5 Small Changes to Your Next Great Thing

What you do tomorrow — 
depends on the steps you take today. 
~ Cindy Stewart

Did you know if you implement these 5 Small Steps into your daily routine you will achieve your next great thing? It is true!

In my business, I help people discover their dreams and develop a blueprint to turn their dreams into reality. What I have discovered in working with others, and in my own life too, is the need of a framework for each day.

The framework provides structure and support for what we need to complete our 5 Small Steps each day. And the framework also prepares us for tomorrow by using the momentum from what we accomplished today.

Remember how we would draw a house as a child?

We would draw the floor, then two walls, and finally two sides of a roof. It took five lines to build our house.

The five lines it takes to draw our house equate to our 5 Small Steps in building our daily framework.

What are the 5 Small Steps in our daily Framework?

 

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