A Force for Good

August 5, 2020

Together, you can redeem the soul of our nation.

Though I am gone, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.

These were some of the last words said by John Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, 2020.

Powerful words, indeed. His life was dedicated to fighting injustice and promoting compassion, peace, forgiveness, understanding and love.

John Lewis did not just udder powerful words, he lived them, and he backed them up with action. This is a man that came from humble beginnings in a culture of prejudice and ignorance. He could have become an anger man that was part of the problem rather than the solution, but he stood on the shoulders of other great men and women like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, E.D Nixon and others that inspired him to stand up, speak up and be a force for good. He believed in non-violence and never give up on anyone. He was taught to love everyone, that hate was too heavy a burden to bear. He brought attention to those things that were unjust and risked his life for his cause and purpose.

 

This required great disciple. You see, it is easy to hate, to be angry, to be resentful and bitter when your family and generations before did not have the freedoms we take for granted. As he stated, “I urge you to answer the calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” He did not say the callings of his mind, he said the callings of his heart.

Disciple is teaching people to use their hearts and not their hot heads. There is a tremendous dedication to teach people how to reframe, refocus and redirect their emotions for good.

John Lewis stood for the rights of all people. He was a force for good!

More than ever today we need more people like him. People of substance to stand up, speak up and be of service to humanity, non-violently. Our world is in pain from beliefs of the past that no longer serve us. We must go forward by coming together. To find a common ground that will unite us, not divide us. Find a way out of no way. Look for possibilities. Engage in conversations to agree to disagree, so we can learn from one another. Communication is key and we can do this relatively quickly. Be a force for good. Thank you, John Lewis. You made the world a better place. You inspire me to do better and be better.

The longest journey is from the head to the heart! It is well worth the journey!

Please take the time to listen to the video and read his last words.

Thank you,

Monica

 

 

John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/30/opinion/john-lewis-civil-rights-america.html?referringSource=articleShare

Are You a Good Student?

January 8, 2020

Discipline is being able to force yourself to do something in spite of how you feel over and over and over until it becomes a habit.

The word discipline comes from the Latin word discipulus meaning “student”. Or you can say to be a learner. In other words having self discipline in being a good student who wants to learn. It is a high level of awareness to give yourself a command and follow through with it. If you want to be a great musician, you have to practice playing your instrument every day for hours. If you want to be a great athlete you have to train your mind and body every day, in spite of how tired or achy you feel. This goes for anything you desire to master.

This year my word that I am giving my attention to is FOCUS. I will discipline myself to focus on the things I desire to manifest into my life in a relaxed state of mind. I say relaxed because if I try to force myself to do this in a tense way, I am just sabotaging my efforts. What is it that you really want to create in your life for 2020? With discipline, you can make it happen. Hire a coach, get an accountability partner and practice, practice practice!

Be a good learner, be disciplined!


Get Out Of The Way

August 9, 2018

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost our future.

Winston Churchill

The one person that is standing in your way of living your best life is YOU!

I can remember my self-sabotaging behaviors when I was younger. Boy if I only knew then what I know now. I was getting in my own way of success but didn’t see it. It’s not easy to see your blind spots. Until I started working with a coach I was continually shooting myself in the foot and blaming someone or something else for my setbacks.

Taking responsibility for my thoughts, feelings and actions requires disciple. To take an honest look at what I’ve been doing or not doing also takes courage.

What I’ve learned was to stop over analyzing. I must get in the zone and just be and do. I had to visualize myself as the person I wanted to be and then act the part. The minute the monkey mind started coming in my head, I was cooked.

The results are sneaky but can start to show up causing dis-ease, bad relationships, lack of money, loss of a job or any other place.

It takes continued focus and practice to learn how to stop the monkey mind from taking over.  That is why a coach is essential in helping you.

So, if you’re having a quarrel between your past and present, you too have lost your future. And without a future you’re not going anywhere.


Pay Now, Play Later

May 11, 2017

“I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind and the discipline. I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour-this greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear-is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.”  Vince Lombardi

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You can either play now and pay later or pay now and get to play later. In other words, if you put in the work required to achieve a desired result now, the rewards are that you can relax after the work is done.

If you choose to play now, well your going to have to pay twice as hard and maybe never stop paying for the consequences.

This is a valuable lesson to learn. Which do you choose? Sacrificing something of a lower nature for something of a higher one takes disciple, commitment and perseverance.

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Do You Do What You Know?

July 28, 2015

In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Most people know what foods are healthy and what foods aren’t good for them. So why do people eat foods that they know are not good for them? Most people know that smoking isn’t good for them. So why do people smoke? Most people know that exercise is a healthy regime to maintain their bodies health. So why don’t people do it? This list could go on and on, but you get the point. Do you do, what you know?People know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. If you are not in alignment with your body, mind, and spirit, you will be guided by your emotions, which will always steer you down the path of least resistance. You must be consciously aware of your choices, and disciple yourself to choose what you already know is best for you. So, you can do what most people know, and don’t do, or you can do what you know, and be healthy, and empowered. The choice is yours.  You Know What to Do


Building Up Your Mental Muscles

April 13, 2015

We all know the importance of taking care of our bodies, or at least I hope we do. Having a good workout to build up our muscles and keep strong to maintain a healthy body is so important to stay healthy. Stretching and keeping limber is also vital for our bodies health. However if you are not working out your mental muscles, you probably have weak physical ones too. It all starts with a mind that is disciplined. Building up your mental muscles is the only way you will achieve your goals. There are six mental muscles. They can be developed through practice, just like  good body work out. Hiring a life coach is like a personal trainer for your mind. Some times you need a jump-start to motivate you.

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All smart people have coaches to help them move forward and advance in a positive way. We are advisers, keep you focused, and encourage you reach higher. So, build up your mental muscles and begin to acheive goal after goal. You will be amazed at who you have become in a much faster time, when you are focused, disciplined, and encouraged with a life coach. Get clear, get a coach!

 

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