The 4 Keys to Fulfillment

The keys to finding fulfillment in life may be different for each of us, but here is what I have discovered to work for me... and the essence of what I've discovered after my years on this wonderful planet. I hope these insights launch you into the next stage of your life with powerful new renewed force and energy. I discovered these four distinctions in the 50+ entrepreneurs I interviewed, but I do believe at their core, they also lead to a more fulfilling life: 1. Embrace a consuming passion by sharing it with others. Surround yourself with others who share…

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The Power of Truth

For a few minutes let’s discuss the POWER OF TRUTH and how you can harness it to Manifest Your Greatness. Lying to yourself is not the way to increase the power in your life. Lying drains energy at the mental, emotional, spiritual and molecular level. Here's the problem -- you lie to yourself all the time. You just don't know it. You don't believe me? See if these lies sound familiar: "There is no way I can ________" “I’m not good enough to_______” "I don’t have what it takes to _______" "If I don't get _____ I will never be…

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What Ties Possibility and Expression

You are the connection between possibility and expression. You are the miracle, the means through which thoughts and intentions are transformed into things and experiences. By your living of it you make life happen. With your love you make life beautiful. In your every urge is great power. For you can act and achieve and fulfill, and give meaning to every moment. Give generously of yourself, never holding back, never being afraid that you're not good enough. Within you is goodness itself, along with the desire to express and to spread that goodness in your own special way. Listen to…

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Show Love In All Ways

If it were my last day here on this earth in a physical form, I would leave these words with others so they may share the love I had in my life. To love people right, whether you knew them or not. To be willing to learn what you can change so you may know how to live life right and to the fullest - so you may impact this world instead of just living in this world. To show the people in your life that you love them by actions and not only by words of "I Love You."…

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Honoring The Divine Within

I have the Sanskrit symbol for Namaste tattooed on my right hip. Not the kind of tattoo that only lasts through a few showers and a good long swim. The I-let-them-stick-needles-in-me kind. I love that sweet little tattoo and the forever reminder of how sacred the concept of Namaste is to me. Part of the final step in my Juicy Joy training is the installation of the Namaste Lens. Simply put, Namaste means: The divine in me recognizes and honors the divine in you. It's waking up to the divine God-Love energy that runs through us all, connecting us in…

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A Love Letter For You!

If today was my last day on Earth and I had the opportunity to leave an unconditional love letter for humanity, I would share with the world that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, people DO change and LOVE is available everywhere, all the time, just like air, and it's free. Start spending time with your children in life and just listen to them and watch them and see how they play and what they enjoy. Play with them, listen to them, and stop telling them what to do all the time. Love them, hug them, embrace them…

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The Joys of Discomfort

One of the greatest words I have ever discovered and one of the main contributing factors to my personal growth is discomfort. The opposite of discomfort is contentment, which in many ways can be the "killer of dreams and aspirations," because it somehow convinces you that you have arrived in a "safe place" and you should have enough common sense to remain there. I was at that place of contentment in my life. In fact it was more like I had decided to just accept the unfortunate cards life had handed me. I was a high school dropout, failed recording artist,…

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Be Yourself and Be Free

If the Truth we all seek, whatever that may be, is to be found at the top of a hill, how can you find the direct route, the clearest path? Know who you are. Live with thought-free awareness. The mind is the source of the suffering blocking your path; only when controlled and quieted can Truth be found. A thought can give you a headache, but does not define who you are. Close the lid, turn off the screens, end the illusion by ceasing to believe in it. Relinquish desire. Demand less; give more. Be content with you as you are.…

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Stop Waiting for It to Get Easier

I learned 13 years ago how precious life is, and how short it can be, when I was diagnosed with melanoma. Having cancer was a defining moment in my life and I realized that that no matter what goals and dreams I had – the time to make them happen was now.  I still run my life and operate my various businesses with that same sense of urgency. As a coach to entrepreneurs and small business owners, I hear about ideas for growth a lot. And whether the idea is based on a new product, a new or improved service,…

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9 Principles for Great Relationships

Love is a choice, attraction isn't. You don't have any more control over who you fall for than you do over gravity. But when the chemical craziness of that first attraction wears off (after days or months or years), you wake up every day, look at the person in your bed and choose to be in love with them. You can choose not to love someone too. Don't be a love victim. Too many folks stay with men and women who are awful for them because they "love" them or because they're afraid of "failing". You have to love yourself…

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Your Hero In Times of Need

You are the hero you've been waiting for. No matter what challenge you're facing, there is no one who can save you the way that you can. We all need support, but it's up to you to take the first step. Deep down within all of us is a strong spirit, an unseen force that we're born with. I call it the hero within us -- and you are the hero you've been waiting for. When you're lost, when you're feeling like you need someone to rescue you, that someone is you. The most important thing you'll ever do in…

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Seize This Brand New Day

Today is a brand new day. A day full of opportunity. Regardless of your current situation you hold within you the ability to achieve amazing strides. We are all given opportunities to choose our paths in life. Often that task seems daunting but if we can keep the faith and just hold on, victory is on the way. Today you were given a gift that many were not given - the gift of life. Every moment that we are allowed to stay on this earth is a gift which should not be taken for granted. I have learned the hard…

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Steps to True Happiness

Under the umbrellas of intention and authenticity lie core values we can foster which will help lead us to, and maintain, the ultimate state of happiness - to be happy with yourself. Values such as integrity, compassion, empathy and trust are the cornerstones of personal growth and fulfillment. Living with intention simply means to be mindful that your actions are purposeful with forward movement. You intend to be compassionate, you intend to forgive, and you intend to choose love. Shed your expectations of others. No one is perfect, nor should you expect them to be. Flaws can build character; acknowledge…

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Children, Breakfast, and a Lesson for Adults

Not long ago I was in Seoul South Korea having breakfast in the restaurant of the Westin Chosen Hotel. You can order off a menu or go to the various cooking stations and chefs in tall - crisp-white chef’s hats will cook eggs or other foods to order. But this is not about the food, but the children from various countries who were there having breakfast with their parents. The children would go with their parents and stare at amazement at the guy with the tall white hat on his / her head - they were in awe. It did not…

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Your Relationships, Your Legacy

What matters most in life is relationships. They define the quality of your time on Earth and determine the legacy you leave behind. Reaching out to people and letting them into your heart offers you - and them - the warmth and comfort that only deeply caring friends can bestow. So why aren't more of us able to establish these critical connections? The answer's simple - fear. And getting past it is the first hurdle to building lasting, meaningful relationships. Facing your fear isn't easy, but in relationship building, like bodybuilding, it's no pain, no gain. Many of us fear…

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10 Steps to a Healthier Life

For many of us, work isn't done when the clock strikes five or when the weekend rolls around. Work is done only when we say it is done because there is always more to explore, unwrap, analyze, sell, make, create, or ponder. That's the issue, at hand, for all of us Type A personalities, hard workers, go-getters, entrepreneurs, and workaholics. The sky's the limit...or put, more succinctly, we're the limit. The problem is, we're not meant to be pushed to a limit. We're meant to ebb and flow. We're meant to honor the two sides of ourselves: the active and…

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How To Live Your Best Life

You're much more than just a physical body. You have within your being an indomitable spirit. Be still, and reach deep into your inner source of spiritual energy for the strength and power that will guide you to living your best life. You're not helpless nor at the mercy of any situation, problem, or adversity; on the contrary, you 're a magnificently made human being, containing all the resources you need to live the life and love you've been envisioning. Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you're doing, however you choose, you can live your best life now! Living…

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The Guiding Light You Didn’t Know You Have

Forty years of pursuing and achieving the American Dream left me feeling unsatisfied, unfulfilled and not at peace with myself. What happened? Following an extended period of evaluation and self-searching I made a discovery that was so simple and at the same time frightening. Why hadn’t I found the answer earlier? What held me back? The fact is that our society teaches us that if we just follow the guidelines,we will fulfill ourselves via accomplishments and material rewards. And so we get on the treadmill and stay on the treadmill thinking that if we just clear the next hurdle we…

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3 Steps For Fearlessly Following Your Dreams

Following your passions, listening to your heart and soul's purpose, and even throwing caution to the wind when following a whim can be great for spontaneous, inspired living. Too often, however, people take huge risks in the name of following their heart's desire, without realistically addressing the risks and fears. In the pursuit of following our desires, we lose all semblances of common sense and just hope and dream that everything will work out. Fear can often be our friend. It can be a useful tool to help us discern when we are unprepared - perhaps putting ourselves in financial or…

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Pressure Makes The Diamond

When we are young, life seems endless, days last forever and we feel invincible. As the years creep by, and you hit those twilight years the days ahead are shorter, move faster and you feel anxious because you are running out of time and have not accomplished all you wanted to do. A few years ago, I was in a serious car accident. My car was going uncontrollably fast off the interstate towards a large tree. My life quickly running through my head, I thought of my family whom I would be leaving prematurely. Then I reconciled and said, “Lord,…

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How To Live Your Inner Light

Live in the Light. This means surrendering completely to the Universe, God, the Divine, or whatever you call that unseen, yet powerful force: the Creator. Now, it's easier said than done to live in the Light every day, however there are some ways I've found that make it far easier: TRUST. Trust yourself and the Creator. He only wants what is best for you and so long as you remember that, trusting should be easy. Jog your memory that He lives through you as you, so obviously the only very best life experiences will come your way. KNOW. Tap into…

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