Pointing the Finger is for Children

November 13th, 2012

Pointing the FingerSince the recent 2012 presidential election, it seems that more and more people are becoming experts at pointing the finger! Wouldn’t you agree with that statement?

Pointing the Finger is for Children

Sometimes I wonder if my time spent on social networks is of any benefit or if all the negativity I surround myself with on that platform is more damaging than helpful.

It’s been said that you will eventually become more like those you hang out with. If you count the hour or so per day that I spend with my thousands of Facebook contacts, a good portion of those influences probably aren’t doing me much good. The more I allow myself to be influenced by those who are constantly pointing the finger, blaming others for their problems and playing the victim, the more I might accept it.

I’m getting very efficient at unsubscribing from people who aren’t lifting me up.

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Don’t get caught up in Vain Repetition

October 17th, 2012

Use Your BrainI’m a Mormon, or in other words, I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twice a year, the church holds a General Conference where the leaders of the church share important messages with us. Without getting too preachy on you, this year one of the speakers, I believe Elder David A. Bednar, mentioned that Satan wants us to become complacent. He wants us to get caught up in things that are repetitive, because it diminishes our ability to use our brains and to think creatively.

Can you see that in the world? Can you see people wasting away their lives, doing the same things every single day, just because that’s what they’ve always done, regardless of the consequences? Can you see people going to jobs they absolutely can’t stand, just because of the paycheck it brings?

Can you see yourself doing these things? Are you wasting away your life in vain repetition? What about your dreams?

Life is way too short for wasting it away.

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Seven W’s of Being and Staying Broke

October 10th, 2012

Seven W's of Being and Staying BrokeOnce upon a time, the times that I have been the most broke, I did a few things very consistently. And the funny thing is, when I started looking at the list of those things, they all started with “W.” Imagine that. With that said, here are the seven W’s of being and staying broke.

Why me? The poor me mentality is an infectious disease and will get worse. Once you take on this frame of mind, you’ll start to attract those with similar beliefs, and before you know it, you’ll be sharing stories about how pathetic your life is. You’ll even start to blame others for putting you in the situation you’re in, but when it all comes down to it, you put yourself there. Success starts right between our own ears, and if that area isn’t working right, the rest will follow.

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15 of the Best Environments for Productive Thinking

July 25th, 2012

Environment for Productive ThinkingLiving in the same town as my parents, my sister and her family, my brother and his family, my wife’s sister and her family, several cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as having four children of my own, it can be difficult, at times, to find some quiet time. And I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but for me, the quiet, serene times are when the inspiration flows.

Every one of us have places, or environments where the inspiration can flow more fluidly. In these places we create business ideas, marketing ideas and plans of action to accomplish those ideas. In these places, our thoughts are more than just day dreams, they’re visions of our future. These are the environments in which we generate our most productive thoughts for success in all areas of life.

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The Dream – A Wake Up Call

June 25th, 2012

Wake Up CallThis morning, my Dad, brother-in-law and I hit the golf course bright and early at 5 am. For those of you who might be thinking 5 am is too early, trust me, in the Arizona summer, you’ll want to get out as early as you can to beat the heat. There’s never to great a sacrifice for a good round of golf, but I’d rather lose sleep than die of the heat. Sleep isn’t so important after playing a round of golf, mid-day in the summer when you know you could have been playing when it was nice and cool.

Anyway, on with my point. Sometimes we can golf and not say a single phrase that has any meaning beyond small talk. Seriously, women simply can’t comprehend this concept. I’m often asked by my wife what our conversations were about for the last three hours of golf….and I can’t honestly tell her. Most of the time, it’s brainless conversation.

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3 Tips in Choosing a Business

June 13th, 2012

Choose a BusinessFor those of you who are true entrepreneurs, you are probably running two or three different business ventures as we speak. If not, then you are working several different income streams under the same business umbrella, which is absolutely the way it should be. Multiple streams of income is always the way to go.

However, for those of you who are torn between two different business ventures, rest assured that one or both of the businesses are suffering. Either one or the other isn’t getting the focus and attention it deserves from it’s owner.

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