Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Where are you heading?

Growing up as a kid I've been lucky to have a lot of people in my life filled with wisdom on life and going through it. During which I've gleaned some good advice that has served me well in my business and personal life. One of the pearls of wisdom from a grandparent was, “Wherever your head goes, your actions are sure to follow!”
In these trying economic times no advice could serve us better. We need to be careful not to get sucked into as Zig Ziegler calls, “Stinkin’ thinkin’!” If we allow ourselves to go down the negative rabbit holes we are sure to find ourselves in the dark without a way out. Here are a few tips to help us all to stay on the path to successful living:
1. Surround yourself with positive people and cut ties with negative ones. We become like the people we spend the most time with. When we surround ourselves with negative people, we become negative. When we surround ourselves with positive people, their attitude is contagious.
2. Don’t let yourself talk to yourself. In other words don’t allow your mind to go through the, “What if exercise?” This thinking ends in total futility. Have a “get out plan” by using positive affirmations. We need to replace our negative self talk with positive affirmations.
3. TURN OFF THE NEWS! Be very selective about what you watch and listen to. If it is really important someone will tell you about it. Keep in mind that the media has an agenda and, “Whatever bleeds, leads.” Do not fill your mind with things that are negative and out of your power to change.
4. Keep a proper perspective on life’s cycle. Wise King Solomon said, “For everything there is a season, a time to sow, a time to reap…” you remember the song. From the beginning of time life has had its ups, downs, ebbs and flows. In business and in life we will have fat times and lean times. To think life will always be steady is unrealistic. The good news is although we are experiencing some lean times, change is sure to come.
5. Take time to help other people. Perform some community service or help a neighbor in need. When we help others it gets us out of our own misery. It demonstrates to us that we can have a positive impact on our world.
6. Get in touch with your spiritual source. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen." Faith and hope are powerful! Keep believing in good. What good ever came from thinking the worst?
7. Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Dwell on what you do have. Chances are you have a lot more to be thankful for than you think.
Even when we have a positive attitude we still have days when we don’t feel quite so positive. On those days we may need to take some extra time to review the previous seven tips and remember to not give in to the negativity around us.
Finally; remember that it is the journey, not arriving, that is important. I leave you with this story:
A rich business man went on vacation to Mexico, enjoying the week with his family and the services of a very kind couple as they stayed at there little home on the beach. The business man asked the man if he'd ever thought of developing his land into a huge resort. The man said, no why? Well, the business man told him you could make millions. The man then asked him, then what? Well, you can be like me and enjoy the life I'm living on the beach, in this hamik, sipping on nothin but Gin and juice, and tickling my toes in the sand. The old man then replied. But I do that every day already............
Life is not a contest, let’s keep positive and enjoy the ride!

p.s. here's a few of CC's latest:


Kristin said...

Great post, but.... where's the picture of Cicily to tie it all together! :)
No fair posting w/o a super cute picture!!

ColbandSar said...

If I must....Here's a few...LOL.....;-)

Kristin said...

Whew :)
She's just so cute!!!

Stephen, Erica, Kalli, Ziek said...

Bella is a nanna! (You know, like in peter pan.)