I Flopped

May 8, 2019

Did you ever try something and just flop? I was asked to be one of the  speakers for a start-up TV internet show, which I’ve done before. I mean, this was not my first rodeo. I’ve spoken many times before, but this time, I just flopped. I could blame it on the stage, the distractions that were numerous or any number of other things, however the bottom line is a screwed up. I had my talk memorized, I practiced over and over and over again. I recorded myself, I read it out load so many times I can’t even count. I wrote it on index cards, nothing helped. And it wasn’t even like I got nervous, it was just this weird brain freeze that occurred. So, I just improvised. Everyone in the audience said it was great, but I know what my good is and it was far from that. But you know what? I was okay with flopping. I didn’t beat myself up over it.

In the past, I would have been so hard on myself, but now, I strike it up to experience. I get back up and go do it again. Sometimes we get knocked down. Sometimes we fail, sometimes we make mistakes and some times we don’t make the grade.

I ask myself what did I learn from this experience and how can I improve?

Nothing helpful will come from beating yourself up over a failure. It is all about failing forward. failure is part of success. If you haven’t failed most likely you won’t succeed. So the next time you flop, brushed yourself, congratulate yourself for even trying and onward and upward.

 

 

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Try Something New

December 6, 2018

 

Don’t be afraid to try something new. After all the Ark was build by amateurs and the Titanic was build by experts.

 

What is really holding you back from trying something new? Something you really want to be, or have or do? From my own personal experience, it was my self esteem. I didn’t feel good enough. When I finally got over this feeling of insecurity and fear, I stepped out and started doing the things I really love to do. One of the things I love to do is speak. Last week I spoke in front of about 100 people and it was awesome. Every time I get out and conquer my fear, I feel so good that I was able to do what I love.

Just like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, you got to find your courage to step out into your fear. You are going to feel the fear, however action conquers fear. Iv’e made so many blunders and mistakes when I started going out speaking, however I didn’t stop. I know that mistakes are part of growth. So whatever it is you want to be, do or have, know you can do it if you give yourself that opportunity.

 

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Question Everything!

October 5, 2017

What does it take to navigate these times of uncertainty? Being curious.  Children always ask  questions? Being curious is the insatiable desire to know more.

In a world that is full of constant change, just keeping up with the change can be a full time job.

Rapid technological advances requires us to incorporate new ways of thinking and doing. Everything is becoming more and more automated. Kiosk’s in airports to  self checkouts at supermarkets, and self driving cars and artificial intelligence are right around the corner.

Corporations are still downsizing and fast food chains are still supersizing. It seems like everything has gone upside down.

With all these changes, people are experiencing anxiety, fear losing their jobs, and fear of becoming irrelevant.

Looking beyond potential threats and toward potential opportunities are where the answers lie.

Being curious is one of the key elements that will keep your mind focused on possibilities rather than the threats.

Curiosity is the inquiring mind. It is asking how things can be done differently. It is staying open to new ideas and learning new things. It is a childlike innocence that wants to discover, explore, play and feel forever young..

 

Are you yearning for this experience? Let’s explore together. I have lots of questions for you that will spark your creative juices!


Less Is More

August 10, 2017

Most of us are being bombarded with way too much information. I get about 200 e-mails a day. I make at least 10 phone calls a day and receive 10 or more daily. Then there is the information coming to me from many other sources as well. I avoid watching the news, however I do read articles in the NY Times and other sources that interest me.  I am always studying and learning something new ever day.Taking a webinar or going to a class. My mind can go into overload if I do not sift through what’s relevant and valuable to me.

Information is useless until all that data is processed down, and made simple. Until I can take it and apply it as knowledge and then reduces to further into wisdom, it has no relevance in my life.

Knowledge is the the accumulation of facts and date that you have learned about or experienced.

Wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.

Knowledge is gained through learning facts.

Wisdom comes from observing experiences and learning from them in a way that affects future decisions and behaviors.

Knowledge is measuring that a desert path is 3.6 miles long.

Wisdom is bringing enough water for the duration of that hike.

Knowledge allows for change in response to new information or analyzes.

Wisdom is time less.

Wisdom is “Who we are” vs. “What we do.”

Wisdom governs choices, is the pursuit of knowledge, better communication and relationships.

I believe for the human race to survive and thrive we must surpass the information age and learn to be wise, which has no age, it is time less.

Here is a short video to help your quest for wisdom.

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Are You Ready For A Trip?

October 26, 2016

Life is either a great adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

adventure

 

When was the last time you allowed yourself to take an adventure? Nature never places it safe! You are here to experience the magnificence of everything life has to offer. Most people get trapped in the hum-drum routine of every day life. Me included!

I was having lunch with a girlfriend today and I was telling her of an opportunity I was invited to participate on. It meant getting out of my routine for a week to fly out to Albuquerque New Mexico, and drive to Sedona Arizona to film a movie. Wow! I feel this tug to go and yet my obligations here are holding me back. My friend said go! All that stuff will be here when you get back. She just got out of the hospital with a severe case of Kidney stones in which her body became septic. She made a great point to let me know that life is short and live it to its fullness.

So, I’m going to make it happen. I love the calling of adventure and when it knocks I answer!

Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone and allow a glorious adventure in?

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Do You Feel Alive?

July 20, 2016

I love life! I am so grateful to be having the experience of being alive! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my fair share of heart-ache, sadness, tragedy and failures, however, I know that if I continue to work through all those challenges, that I will triumph and get stronger, wiser and more appreciative of this very precious gift called life!!

To really feel alive you have to embrace the essence of life and give it all you’ve got! I see so many people afraid to live. Their afraid of being alive, and so they are slowly dying.  Their afraid of failing, afraid of trying, afraid of giving themselves over to the pure rapture of living.

I don’t think that people are afraid of death as they are of living.

Why not allow yourself the freedom to let lose and give life your best shot! After all if you want the best, you have to give your best!!!

The best way to really feel alive is to look around you, and become aware of everything. There is consciousness in everything. Everything is alive whether it appears to be inanimate or not. Then focus on your amazing body! Wow, how precious it truly is!!! You have been giving this amazing gift of life! So go ahead and fully feel alive!!!

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Don’t Sink Under the Pressure

June 21, 2016

pressureYou can measure a man’s character by the choices he makes under pressure.  Winston Churchill

When everything is going smoothly in my life it is beautiful thing! I love when my day feels like a warm soft breeze on a summer day. However when the weather changes, some days can feel like a hurricane with 90 miles per hour winds. It can seem like I have a million important things to do in one day. The pressure can feel overbearing!! When I am able to stay calm under pressure, I know I have really  become the captain of my ship. But I still have moments when the seas get really rough that I forget how to navigate back to my serenity. However the time lapse is less and less. How about you? How do you react under pressure? Your true character is revealed under pressure. It can either make you or break you! Through experience, tools and techniques,  I now know how to take responsibility for my actions rather than  react hastily under turbulence conditions. So, although the conditions  might change my temperament will remain the same.

It is time to take back your Power and become the master of your life!

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