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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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Small Changes Bring Great Things

Great things are not done by impulse, 
but by a series of small things brought together. 
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Take a moment and remember a great thing you have accomplished. Every accomplishment basically has the same framework. Ask yourself these questions:

— What was the first step I took to get started?
— What were some of the missteps?
— What were some of the victories?
— How long did it take to reach the goal?

 

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Building Your Tribe

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. 
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” 
~ Jane Howard

A tribe is a unique group of people who connect with you to take you with them on your journey. They are a community to share life in specific areas like health, business, working moms, authors — the list is endless.

You need a tribe to lead!

Why?

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Entrepreneurs Arise!

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, 

so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, 
catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore, Dream, Discover.” 
Mark Twain – Author. 

The time is here — turn your dream into a business!

Let me tell you about my friend Aylssa and her dream. She is an artist. She began looking for a way to express her creativity, while providing her independence and financial security. She discovered a canvas which surprised her — fingernails! Her designs are individually crafted for the person for day-to-day wear, as well as, special occasion. Aylssa’s business is three years old and is so successful, that you have to know someone to get an appointment!

Do you have a dream and skill like Alyssa? Would you like to turn your dream and your skill into an income producer? There are many doors of opportunity available to begin your business. We will look at a couple of tools in preparing to turn your dream into a moneymaking business.

 

 

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