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Counter Punch

Counter Punch

You know, I got to thinking after yesterday's post... Another thing that a good punch in the face or a blast of adversity will do to you is WAKE YOU UP! Oh, if you didn't read the last post, you probably didn't get the whole punch in the face thing.  Sorry about that.  If you would like to read it, it's called New Plan and in it, I referenced mixed martial artist Mirko Cro Cop's quote, "Everybody's got a plan, until they get hit". I love the quote, not just because it's great smack talk, but because it applies to our lives so [...]

New Plan

New Plan

One of my favorite quotes from the last few years comes from the wonderful world of sports.  More specifically, the wonderful world of mixed martial arts. I like the quote because it applies to life just as succinctly as it applies to fighting in the UFC. The quote is from Mirko Cro Cop, and he said it before one of his fights about a year or so ago.  It was played on TV during one of those well edited segments that show both fighters trash-talking about each other before the fight is broadcast.  Cro Cop was responding to one of his [...]

How’s Your ‘Tude?

How’s Your ‘Tude?

You've heard "attitude is everything", right?  Well, consider this twist, which is equally true:  Everything is attitude. This past weekend I was with my family at Universal Studios in Hollywood and we had an absolute blast!  As you might imagine, we pretty much have a blast no matter what we're doing.  And I guess that's sort of the point I'm trying to make.  Everything we do in my family has a whole lot to do with our 'tudes! Your life can be incredibly fun, depending on what kind of attitude you bring to it. In fact, two [...]

Good Choices

Good Choices

I love to remind people that the best part about a bad day is that they don't have to have one.  Sounds a little nuts, I know...but hear me out. Good days or  bad days are both the result of the choices that we make about them, before they ever start.  You and I are the masters of our own attitudes. We can make the conscious decision to have a good day, and we can do it each and every day if we want to.  And as such, we really don't have to experience a bad day unless that is something we decide you want to experience.  Okay, it's [...]

Your Great Life

Your Great Life

Somewhere in the middle of the family's Wii bowling tournament the other night, I found myself overwhelmed with thankfulness.  Maybe it was when I rolled two strikes in the 10th frame assuring me of a win in game one.  (They all took turns beating me after that).  Well, actually in that moment I felt relief...the thankful part came when I paused to really soak up all of the things that were going on around me. It's always a good time around the kids when everyone is laughing and having fun.  It has a way of allowing me to let go of [...]

Extraordinary Self Control

Extraordinary Self Control

Let me take a shot at empowering you. One of the worst feelings in life is the feeling that you have no control over it. Maybe that's how you feel sometimes.  If you do, you're not alone.  For many people, events and circumstances dictate their mood, attitude, and action (or inaction), and they truly glide through life like a kite tossed around by the wind.  Literally living each day at the mercy of the world around them. They don't have to.  And, if you feel like that, neither do you. I like to say that just about anyone can [...]

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

I once heard a speaker making the distinction between the physiological reactions of two performers.  One was someone who was scared to death to go on stage and the other was a person who couldn't wait to get out there and be in front of the crowd. It was pretty fascinating stuff. The person with stage fright said that they could sense the fear as they were about to go out on stage because their heart started to race, their palms got real sweaty, there was a lump developing in their throat and they started to shake with nervousness all [...]

Presence and Presents

Presence and Presents

You know that feeling you get at Christmas time when, after spending way more money than you even thought you had on gifts for the kids, they're all sitting on the floor in plain site, playing with the boxes and the wrapping paper instead of the toys? Quite a feeling, isn't it? You think to yourself, "if I had only known they would get so much joy and have so much fun with the packaging, I would have skipped the toys and just given them ribbons and wrapping paper". There's just so much to be said about living in the moment, and [...]

Post #25

Post #25

At some point during the 30 Blogs in 30 Days Challenge you have to breathe a little.  Especially if you are attempting to post twenty-one times in two days in order to complete the competition. So, I'm coming up for a little air here. It has been a pretty incredible day.  I have managed to this point to have post twelve times to the blog, and after this little diddy, I will five more to go.  As I'm writing this, I have approximately one hour and thirty-seven minutes to accomplish this task.  I have to admit that when I started I was [...]

Great Start

Great Start

Today has been a truly wonderful day, and it all started with a little gratefulness. I learned a long time ago that the best way to greet any morning is with a thankful spirit.  And even though I have applied this many times, it still amazes me every time I do. When you are thankful for your life and the blessings you have, and you start the day by getting lost in that feeling, life has a miraculous way of delivering back to you even more things to be thankful for throughout your day.  It is one of the greatest things you will ever do [...]

Tune Up Time?

Tune Up Time?

Have you ever waited too long to fix something? Maybe you pulled into Jiffy Lube the other day and they told you it looked like you hadn't changed the oil in your car for over 15,000 miles...or maybe you finally got around to cleaning out the refrigerator in the garage this weekend only to realize that there were leftovers in there from your neighborhood Christmas Party in 2007... A bad haircut?  That squeaky noise the air conditioner makes?  The leak coming from the floor in the upstairs bathroom?  Or, worst of all...your [...]

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