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Optimize Your World

Optimize Your World

One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Anne Frank.  She said, "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart". Considering what she went through in her life, it is a remarkable statement to say the least.  It speaks to the resiliency of the human spirit, and the unquenchable optimism that can take hold of a person, which is more powerful than just about anything else in the entire world. It is also probably one of my favorites because my wife and I were both in the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, [...]

The Power of Positive

The Power of Positive

Positive energy creates more positive energy.  A positive attitude is literally contagious.  There is almost no cure for it.  Except relentless negativity.  Yes, negative energy is the kryptonite. A negative attitude is also contagious, and it spreads like wildfire.  It cannot easily be contained.  In fact, it can only be squelched by the power of positive. So there you have it.  Positive attitudes and negative attitudes are equally powerful and equally perpetual.  They are also the direct result of a conscious choice that you or [...]

Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

Who Do You Think You Are, Anyway?

What is it that you really want to do?  I mean really want to do?  Who is it that you really want to be? What's the goal...the ultimate achievement?  What is the one thing that you would like to accomplish if there was nothing holding you back?  Think about it.  (You can pause here if you like) Get it set in your mind.  (Really, do this, it will be fun, revealing, and quite possibly life changing)  Have you got it?  Okay, now what if I told you that I know exactly what it is that's holding you back...and that by getting this one thing [...]

Success by Association

Success by Association

I was talking with a good friend of mine named Kevin this past week and he was telling me about his plans to pursue a project that has been consuming him for some time.  He has a burning desire to help children.  Homeless kids, hungry kids, sick kids, orphanages, etc.  He really has an outstanding vision and is committed to making a difference in the world.  The only words I could think of as he told me of his plans were, "awesome, dude!"   Me, of the limited vocabulary… First off, I thought it was incredible that he was basically [...]

You’ll See It When You Believe It

You’ll See It When You Believe It

Our minds are magical.  We possess the ability to do amazing things.  And all of it starts in our heads.  But here’s the crazy part;  If you believe that to be true,  then you know it’s true.  If you don’t believe it, then you know it’s not.  Yes, I just made myself dizzy, too.  Sorry about that… But that’s the thing about belief – it truly dictates every part of our lives.  The events, circumstances, people and everything else that make up our life experience are directly related to the things we think about most [...]

So What Do You Think?

So What Do You Think?

The poem at the end of this post is one of my all time favorites.  It is credited to Walter D. Wintle.  I remember reading it as a kid on a plaque that my father had on the wall of his office.  At the time, I just thought it sounded cool , and didn’t really grasp the full meaning.  But something inside me let me know that it was special, so it stayed with me. Years later, after reading books like Napoleon Hill’s classic "Think and Grow Rich", I really started to appreciate the absolute truth contained in this piece.  I have shared [...]

Imagine That…or This

Imagine That…or This

I was hanging out with my kids the other night and we were talking about all sorts of cool stuff.  We were laughing and having a wonderful time, as we often do in our crazy household. At some point during the conversation it occurred to me that one of the best parts about talking with the kids is in just listening to what they come up with next.  Kids have such wonderful imaginations. They are pure and they are free.  They haven’t taken the cultural beat-down that we have as adults.  They haven’t been introduced to limitation.  [...]

Take a Second to Become the Best

Take a Second to Become the Best

The idea of being the best at something will no doubt stir all of us in some way. Try this little exercise – think about the concept of being the best for a moment - what feelings comes over you or what pictures pop into your head? I imagine when most people think about being the best, thoughts of Michael Jordan or Oprah Winfrey or Robert DeNiro immediately manifest in their minds and they think something like, “I could never be like them. Well, I could, but only if…(fill in one of 1,001 excuses here).” It feels pretty [...]

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