Today’s Message From the Road is exploring the most important questions you can ever ask yourself. Take the time to reflect and journal on any thoughts that come into your consciousness as you watch and listen to today’s Message From the Road.
Keep dreaming big dreams and choose to create and live a life of significance, success and fulfillment.
Wow! 2018 is in full swing and boy have my team and I been busy. What’s been happening?
Well, I took a bit of a hiatus from writing this blog and wasn’t quite sure how it was going to fit into the equation for the future. I was wrestling with moving away from blogging but I found out that too many people wanted me to continue, so I’m back in with focused commitment to bringing you the highest quality information possible.
This is going to be an exciting year and I thought I would kickoff our new efforts by letting you know what is coming down the line in 2018.
The Mastermind programs will be in full swing beginning in March with new content and formats. We will be announcing the specific dates for the March Masterminds on Friday February 23rd, so stay tuned.
The 2018 Mastermind series will give you an opportunity to participate in a variety of different masterminds of your choosing. Many of you are veterans of our Mastermind series and you are going to love the new material. For those of you who have never been involved in a our Masterminds, WOW! Are you in for a great experience and we can’t wait to meet you.
Just as a point of information, all the Masterminds are done via teleconferencing at times that are convenient for your schedule.
We are really excited about the launch of The Inspired Life Academy. This is an on-line academy designed to help you move past any challenge you may have in your life and achieve all your dreams and goals. The Inspired Life Academywill be launching very soon and we will be offering some special incentives that you are going to love. Stay tuned for more information because you are going to fall in love with this learning process.
Many of you have been fervently asking if The Optimal Health and Lifestyle Summit is going to be offered again this year and the answer is ABSOLUTELY! The requests have been overwhelming and we are currently working to secure the speakers, location and dates for the workshop.
My team will be offering additional workshops to provide you with ongoing training to help you continue to grow in 2018 and beyond.
We are excited to bring you the top resources that will support you on your journey in 2018. Life is truly an adventure, and any journey requires the best tools to make it a success and a road map to give you direction and guidance. Together we can all achieve more so stay tuned for all the upcoming announcements.
Now, you are probably having a good year already. We want to be your guide to making it a GREAT LIFE!
My mentor, John Maxwell says,“That nothing is great until it changes a life.”
I love this quote from John, because that is what I am passionate about. Helping YOU change your life for the better. Helping YOU achieve all of your dreams. Helping YOU to create and live an Inspired Life!
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So until next time…
Keep on growing, keep on learning and keep on leading yourself.
Have you ever wondered what happened to those 56 amazingly courageous men who signed their names to the Declaration of Independence? So often we get caught up in the present that we forget to reflect on the foundation of freedom that we here in the United States of America are privileged to possess.
The accounts of their fate should inspire each of us to take the necessary actions to maintain the freedom they and so many others fought to secure for us.
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates. Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn’t fight just the British.
We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn’t. So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never free!
I hope you will show your support by please sending this to as many people as you can. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.
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What if you could change your life for the better? You can, and you can do it today! Choose to live life in a more adventurous and exciting way. Start living in WOW! Enjoy today’s Message From the Road.
Life is going to bring you plenty of challenges. The attitude you have and the choices you make are going to be a deciding factor. Prepare yourself. Ask yourself if you’ve cultivated the proper skills, awareness and tools to deal with the challenges when they come your way.
Enjoy the metaphor in today’s Message From the Road.
Wow! What a day! You’re driving down the road, enjoying a beautiful Saturday afternoon drive in the country. The weather is spectacular. The flowers are in bloom, the sky is a brilliant color blue and big white clouds explode with a fluffy contrast to blue sky. The emerald green trees sway in the breeze, the temperature outside is just ideal and the warm sunlight washes onto your face as you drive through this idyllic countryside. Then it happens!
All of a sudden your “check engine” light illuminates to break the serenity of your picture perfect day. “What the heck!” is the next sound that breaks the silence and your blood pressure shoots ups! “I knew I should have taken the car in for a service before I left!”
So, what do you do? You pull over and pop the hood to see what the problem might be. You search around for any sign of trouble, but you’re not a mechanic and it all looks quite foreign to you. So you do the only thing that seems rational at the time. You search for the wire that connects the “Check Engine” light and disconnect it. You jump back in your car, fire up the engine and you see that the check engine light is no longer on.
Relief! Now you can enjoy your trip without any further worry, right? NO and we all know better don’t we. We know that we only dealt with the symptom that made us feel better temporarily, but we know that left unattended, the car is going to breakdown and cost us a lot of money to repair the damage.
Amazingly though, the vast majority of people go through life this way. Challenges arise and we deal with “The Symptom” instead of addressing “The Root of the Problem”.
We know we need to get healthy, need to correct our financial instability, or remove ourselves from a toxic relationship. We change a few behaviors for a short period of time, with a bit of success, yet we are doomed for failure because we haven’t gotten to the real problem. We aren’t addressing “The Root of the Challenge.”
The root of any challenge is almost always, YOU! We make a lot of excuses blaming others or circumstances for why we don’t eat right, exercise, make more money, or have time to improve our relationships. All of this is looking at the external factors, when we MUST look at the internal in order to minimize or eliminate our challenges.
All too often the root of life’s grief comes from not having a dream that you OWN. A BIG DREAM that will drive you when things get tough. How much time have you taken to really look at your life and define what you really want to accomplish. Napoleon Hill called it a “Burning Desire”. I love the quote, “If the DREAM is big enough the HOW doesn’t matter”.
In today’s world, we have such an amazing opportunity to live a life of abundance. We can all live out our dreams if we will just take the time to look deep into the root system of our lives and feed our dreams with action and a burning desire to succeed and leave a legacy of significance.
Enjoy the journey my friends!
Questions to Ponder:
What areas of your life, if you became more intentional in exploring the “root challenges” would you begin to work on?
If you were intentional in exploring where you are, how you got there, and who you need to become, how would you feel?
What would your life look like if you lived more intentionally?