affirmation: Thanks: Daily Inspiration: Nov 21, 2012 - 11/21/12 05:15 AM
Good Wednesday to you! Today’s word is Thanks.

Many of you know of the accident that I suffered back in 2009.  If you don't, go HERE.  
I had an original plan that by the end of the summer I would be able to walk without a cane.  I had some minor setbacks and did not meet that goal, however, I would not be held down.  I set a new goal.  
By the end of December I would be able to go 80% without the cane.  I am proud to say that I have met that goal early.  As … (1 comments)

affirmation: Decision: Daily Inspiration: Nov 5,, 2012 - 11/05/12 04:44 AM
Good Monday to you! Today’s word is Decision.
Decisions shape who we are and where we go - not only in business, but in life as well.
It has been said that do decision is still a decision.  You have just made an active choice NOT to decide.  That, in itself, is a decision.
I've always believed that those who succeed are quick to make decisions and slow to change their mind, while, those often less successful are slow to make decisions and quick to change their mind.
What about you?
Just saying...
“It's in your moments of decision that your … (5 comments)

affirmation: Attitude: Daily Inspiration: Nov. 1, 2012 - 11/01/12 04:37 AM
 Good Thursday to you!
Today’s word is Attitude.

Wikipedia says that attitude is an expression of favor toward a person, place, thing, or event.
My Mother told me best, as yours probably did too - "Treat others  as you would want them to treat you."
That is definitely sage advise and one of the things that she said that I didn't actually argue with her about.
Sometimes parents DO know better.
Just saying...
“Your attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us ."
    ~ Earl Nightingale
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affirmation: Discipline: Daily Inspiration: Oct 31, 2012 - 10/31/12 04:21 AM
Good Wednesday to you! Happy Halloween!
Today’s word is Discipline.

Dictionary.com defines discipline as the following:
1.     training to act in accordance with rules; drill: militarydiscipline.
2. activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves askill; training: A daily stint at the typewriter is excellent disciplinefor a writer. 3. punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. 4. the rigor or training effect of experience, adversity, etc.: theharsh discipline of poverty. 5. behavior in accord with rules of conduct; behavior and ordermaintained by training and control: good discipline in an army. 6. a set or system of rules and regulations. 7. Ecclesiastical . the system of government regulating thepractice of a church as distinguished from its doctrine. 8. an instrument of punishment, especially a whip or scourge,used in the practice of self-mortification or as an instrumentof chastisement in certain religious communities. 9. a branch of instruction or learning: the disciplines of history andeconomics.       10.  to train by instruction and exercise; control 11.  to bring a state of order and obedience by training and control 12.  to punish or penalize in order to train and control; correct; chastise There's a lot of definitions for just one word.  To me the meaning is simple - set your goals for what you want to accomplish and work … (1 comments)

affirmation: Wisdom: Daily Inspiration: Oct 26, 2012 - 10/26/12 06:17 AM
Good Friday to you! Today’s word is Wisdom.

Wisdom is defined by Wikipedia such: "A deep understanding and realization of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the abilitlity to appy perceptions, judgement and actions in keeping with this understanding.  It often requires control of one's emotional reactions so that universal principals, reason and knowledge prevail to determine on's actions.  Wisdom is also the comprehension of what is true coupled with optimum judgment as to action."
I'm exhausted just reading this definition!  Other dictionaries define it differently. Wisdom is hard to actually define because it means different things to different people … (2 comments)

affirmation: Adaptabilty: Daily Inspiration: Oct 24, 2012 - 10/24/12 05:01 AM
Good Wednesday to you! Today’s word is Adapability.

This is so important to you as a person, that without this ability you will most likely languish and become stagnant.
Being adaptable allows you to change and grow to suit a specific situation.  It allows you to become a part of what's happening around you if you so choose to be.
It is also the mark of a great leader because there are always challenges and obstacles in your way.  Some of them are there because they are put there to stop you from succeeding (we all know people like that!) … (2 comments)

affirmation: Proactive: Daily Inspiration: Oct 23, 2012 - 10/23/12 12:53 PM
Good Tuesday to you! Today’s word is Proactive.

I believe that being proactive in all aspects of your life is important.  I've read many different definitions and the one that I like the best is "Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty."
Being proactive is, I feel, "taking the bull by the horns" so to speak.  Don't just sit back and watch life pass you by, make things happen.
This is true in regards to your personl life to your business life.  If you sit on the sidelines and wait for something to happen, you'll miss almost everything … (7 comments)

affirmation: Willpower: Daily Inspiration: Oct 22, 2012 - 10/22/12 08:46 AM
 
Good Monday to you! Today’s word is Willpower.

Willpower is self-control.  It gives us the ability to be able to resist our impulses to do other things.  Sometimes those things may be good for us or not.  Many times it's about what we want to do and not what we need to do.  
That comfy, warm bed feels great and a little extra sleep never heart anyone until you realize that you have to get up and work!
Going to the mall can be an excercise of willpower for many of us.  We may not have the money … (5 comments)

affirmation: Encouragement: Daily Inspiration: Oct 17, 2012 - 10/17/12 04:42 AM
 Good Wednesday to you!
Today’s word is Encouragement.

en·cour·age/enˈkərij/   Encouragement is what is going to help your business grow as well as you, yourself.
It doesn't matter if the idea or ideas came from someone else or from you.  Implement them after giving that idea some proper thought on how it can best serve you and those around you.
Do your best to avoid wasting time griping about people around you, when you can spend precious time on more productive and important things, like your business and yourself
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as … (4 comments)

affirmation: Ideas: Daily Inspiration: July 2, 2012 - 07/02/12 06:25 AM
Good Monday to you!
Today’s word is Ideas.

Ideas are what is going to help your business grow as well as you, yourself.
It doesn't matter if the idea or ideas came from someone else or from you.  Implement them after giving that idea some proper thought on how it can best serve you and those around you.
Do your best to avoid wasting time griping about people around you, when you can spend precious time on more productive things, like your business and yourself.
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people."
 
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affirmation: Envy: Daily Inspiration: June 29, 2012 - 06/29/12 09:30 AM
Good Friday to you!
Today’s word is Envy.

Wikipedia defines envy "as a resentful emotion that occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement or possession and wishes that the other lacked it."
I don't necessarily agree with that entire definition.  Envy, to me, is not always resentful.  Many times if I see someone with something (material) that I would like to have, I can be envious of that person for having it without being resentful that that person has it.  I also don't feel that the other person should lack that possession or achievement.
There's a good … (4 comments)

affirmation: Character: Daily Inspiration: June 27, 2012 - 06/27/12 07:15 AM
Good Wednesday to you!
Today’s word is Character.

I've heard that character is who you are when noone is looking.  
Benjamin Franklin created a plan of character building for himself, which he followed religiously.  This plan had thirteen qualities that still hold true today.
If you would like to read his autobiography for free - click HERE.
No matter how successful you are, unless you have good character, can you truly be successful?
 
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
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affirmation: Behavior: Daily Inspiration: June 25, 2012 - 06/25/12 06:55 AM
 Good Monday to you!
I've been away for a little while dealing with family, but now I'm back.
Today’s word is Behavior.

What you do and how you you handle situations and people is all related to the behavior that you exude.  I tend to lead by example to those around me.
I wouldn't ask anyone to do anything that I wouldn't do myself unless I there wasn't anyway that I could do it, like write programming code.
Your behavior in a situation says a lot about you and what kind of person you are regarding that situation.  You've heard … (5 comments)

affirmation: Strength: Daily Inspiration: June 6, 2012 - 06/06/12 04:35 AM
Good Wednesday to you!
Today’s word is Help!

You need to realize that you cannot do everything by yourself.  I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
Everyone has his or her strengths and weaknesses.  There are many out there who will tell you to work on your weakness to build them up…
Why?
Isn’t it better to keep moving forward utilizing your strengths and what you’re good at?  Delegate those things that you are week in to others and watch your business excel.
You cannot do this until you learn to let go.
 “A brave man acknowledges the … (5 comments)

affirmation: Concentration: Daily Inspiration: May 31, 2012 - 05/31/12 04:43 AM
Good Thursday to you!
 Today’s word is Concentration.
You must be able to concentrate and pay attention to what you are doing at the moment you are doing it.

For you to concentrate on what is going on around you and with what you are doing you must have awareness.  By not giving proper concentration is not focusing on attention to detail, which is what’s needed for you to succeed with all facets of your life.
It doesn’t matter if it’s with business or talking you're your spouse, if you don’t concentrate on what’s in front of you – you … (3 comments)

affirmation: Vocabulary: Daily Inspiration: May 25, 2012 - 05/25/12 07:29 AM
Good Friday to you!
Today’s word is Vocabulary.
Without it, you wouldn’t be able to speak to one another and express yourself.  Don’t you owe it to yourself to know as much as possible?  Especially regarding your business.

Vocabulary allows us to interpret what others are saying so that we can help them with what they want as well as express ourselves to get what we are trying to say to those around us.
Take a little time each day and learn at least one new word a day.  Think about it – that’s 365 new words a year! 

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affirmation: Dare: Daily Inspiration: May 24, 2012 - 05/24/12 08:00 PM
Good Thurdsay to you!
Today’s word is Dare.
Dare to believe in what you want and in yourself
Have the courage when others doubt you and your beliefs   
Dare to be different
       There’s nothing wrong with being bold
Dare to go right when everyone else goes left
Venture out and do things differently.  Ask questions as to why and why not
Dare to go against the grain
       Challenge conventional wisdom

Remember:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    ~ Confucius
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affirmation: Failure: Daily Inspiration: May 23, 2012 - 05/23/12 04:27 AM
Good Tuesday to you!
Today’s word is Failure.
At Dictionary.com failure is said in the following manner:
fail·ure  [feyl-yer]
noun
1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.
2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.
3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency: the failure of crops.
4. deterioration or decay, especially of vigor, strength, etc.: The failure of her health made retirememt necessary.
5. a condition of being bankrupt by reason of insolvency.
Without them, where are you going?  What … (2 comments)

affirmation: Dreams: Daily Inspiration: May 18, 2012 - 05/18/12 04:10 AM
Good Friday to you!
Today’s word is Dreams.
Without them, where are you going?  What are you working towards?  Why even wake up?
Dreams give you something to live for, a goal to achieve, a want and a desire.  They are a necessary part of life that is needed to help us to achieve the things we want in life.

Whether it’s a particular type of car, a vacation, a spouse, to learn a language, to go on a special trip or it could be something spiritual.
Dreams, like goals are something that helps us to move forward, not only … (5 comments)

affirmation: Concentrate: Daily Inspiration: May 17, 2012 - 05/17/12 07:53 AM
Good Thursday to you!
Today’s word is Concentrate.
Many times, much work that we do is done on autopilot.  This is fine because there are many tasks that can be done this way. 
Most of our money, however, comes from us dealing with someone and having to speak to him or her.  This needs to be done by concentrating.  It is vitally important what we say and do, because, without our bringing in new business and properly taking care of the business in front of us – we have no business!
So, the next time that you are doing your business … (1 comments)