April, 2015 Archives

Follow your dreams, always find a way to do something that you love and are passionate about!
Today is your day to dance lightly with life, sing wild songs of adventure, invite rainbows and butterflies out to play, soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
The energy with which you do things affects how things get done and what comes back to you.

Who Do You Think You Are?

“Who do you think you are?” This wasn’t so much a question as a challenge I heard throughout my early life. It came from a lot of different people. It stopped me dead in my tracks, for a long time, from honestly living the answer. When I was 14, my mother died. I have never been able to determine if my life would have been better had she lived. I only know that it would have been different, but I always remember her believing in my ability and encouraging me to be, well, me. Who do you think you are?… Read more.

A center of influence is aware that every thought, emotion, word, and behavior s/he expresses has an effect.
The mind is a flowing river with its unique currents, all of which end up at the delta and sea of reality.

Broke? Burned out? Depressed? Try investing in Yourself

I have had the luxury of speaking before large groups of people lately. Seems people want to hear what I have to say, which is really funny because I generally prefer to read in the tub or walk in the mountains. I usually listen to what the universe tells me before sitting down to write, and the universe speaks to me when people email me, call me, talk to me after an event of ask me questions and tells me what to talk about.  “I don’t have any money. My book isn’t selling. I’m working three jobs. Nobody is…blah blah… Read more.

Everyone has a special talent. Discover yours, then share it with the world.
Your past does not define your future – your actions and beliefs do.

How to Honor Your Survival System

We all created a finely-crafted survival system to bury or numb our pain when we were young.  We had to, as it was absolutely necessary for survival.  Life was too scary, and we didn’t have the skills to meet ourselves in our hearts. Our survival system can include compulsions, such as drug and alcohol abuse, shopping, work, sex, the Internet, busyness, self-judgment, and chronic worry.  I think about all of those years that I shut down the pain with food, drugs and alcohol.  In one year alone, I gained 97 pounds.  I would have died of the pain if I… Read more.

Choose Laughter, Not Drama

The previous Inspirational Luminaries on this site are a tough act to follow. They have clearly already covered the spiritual essentials, so what could I possibly offer that would be new or different? Many years ago, a workshop leader’s response to my perpetual misery and unusually high aptitude for suffering was to advise me to “Spend six months in Disneyland and watch Saturday morning cartoons every week.” He was trying to cure me of taking the drama of my life too seriously. There was my answer: humor! There is a distinct dearth of mirth on these pages. Zero laughter from… Read more.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Weird is the new normal.
It’s time to call on your imagination and inspiration for guidance.
The curious mind naturally cultivates a certain level of necessary detachment to connect to your Creator.
Life has a way of making people give up. With determination, dedication and sacrifice, everything will work out.

My Gratitude List

Every morning I sit outside on my high-floor terrace in South Florida, sip my coffee, and read an uplifting pamphlet or two. Then I write out my day’s schedule. Too often, despite the uplifting material, I start worrying about this client or that deadline or the seemingly endless list of tasks on the schedule. And my quiet time erodes into anxiety. The activity that’s supposed to help me ease into the day with a positive outlook has the opposite effect. Instead of returning to my home office refreshed and ready to work, I’m drained and irritable. As I kept noticing… Read more.

To be successful in life you have to believe in yourself first before you consider stepping into the business world. You can do anything and be successful as long as you have faith and determination.
We are comprised of limitless energy and we are all capable of transforming energy into miracles with the power of our thoughts alone. There is much more to your precious self than you’ve been led to believe.
If you are feeling discouraged, it means you’ve lost faith in your purpose in life.

Your 5 Principle Framework for Life

Over forty years ago, I made an (un)fortunate career choice to enter the computer industry during its infancy. It is a brutal business that changes radically every twelve to eighteen months, has tremendous cost pressures and has huge financial rewards. It is not for the faint of heart. To survive during my career, I derived five principles that provide a broad framework for life: Disruptive change will constantly occur Live one day at a time Keep a positive attitude Do something significant Embrace the richness of life Disruptive change will constantly occur Change and disruption constantly occur. Disruptive change has… Read more.

The moment you fully realize the incredible power you have over your thoughts and emotions, not only will you be literally astounded, but you will wonder why you took so long to use it and create sustainable and lasting happiness in your life!
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