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Month: July 2011

Teddy Roosevelt suggested this when dealing with fear

Teddy Roosevelt suggested this when dealing with fear

“I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared…”  ~ Theodore Roosevelt

We all have to face the simple fact of life that now and then something is going to scare us. Regardless of what it is, be it the simple bump in the night, the eerie sound of some animal near us, or some challenge we are facing that seems to have us doomed to failure.

The key thing is to acknowledge and accept that you will become scared from time to time for different reasons.

Next you need to look deep within yourself and acknowledge and accept that ‘whatever it is’ is indeed something you are afraid of.

Finally, you need to dig even deeper within yourself and find that part of you that is stubborn and let it out. Allow it to guide you as you begin to address your worries and permit it to give yourself a sense of power over your fear.

If necessary keep repeating to yourself that ‘whatever it is’ is not scary and I can handle it. Picture in your mind’s eye how you have conquered this scary intruder of your life. Stay focused on the thoughts that are allowing you to become stronger and you will soon be able to see the path again that will allow you to move forward once more.

Here’s to your success,

Take time to relax – It’s important

Take time to relax – It’s important

I have a great quote for you today and I want you to take just a brief moment out of your busy day to think about it…

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~J. Lubbock

You might want to read this awesome quote one more time.

Go ahead, I’ll wait…

Taking a break is not just goofing off and not doing anything, it can be very energizing. You are just like a rechargeable battery that is busy all day working, producing, getting things done.

However, just like the battery, you will eventually run out of energy and need to recharge so you can be at your best once again.

If you just keep pushing yourself and never take a moment to step back and relax it can also have very negative effects on your mind and health.

From insomnia to stomach trouble or frequent headaches, any number of physical problems (some even worse) have been linked to stress. Your personal relationships can suffer too as your temper begins to grow shorter and shorter like the fuse on a lit stick of dynamite and you already know what comes next…



Take some time out for yourself and do something that makes you truly happy or allows you to recharge your battery today!

Here’s to your success,

Setbacks and challenges. And now what? Getting up after being knocked down isn’t always easy…

Setbacks and challenges. And now what? Getting up after being knocked down isn’t always easy…

Listen in on this free audio as I discuss just a couple of the minor (really) things that have happened over the past couple of days that set my wife and myself back on a couple of projects and how we worked to overcome them.

Getting up, dusting yourself off and moving forward again isn’t always easy, but you have to do it.

You need to stand up again and take that first step on your journey or one thing will be certain…

You will never know what might have been if you only hadn’t stopped moving forward!

Here’s to your success,

Thank you for helping me reach #5. Now I need your help to reach the top of the charts please.

Thank you for helping me reach #5. Now I need your help to reach the top of the charts please.

I am so excited and I have you to thank for it, so first off I want to say…

Thank you!!!

Thank you for your vote of confidence and propelling my new blog here at to #5 in the charts of the Top Blogs on ‘Personal Success’!

I am even more excited because this weekend I worked on a project that is near and dear to my heart and it falls right into the motivational, self-development and personal success categories and as I clean it up some more over the next two days before I release it to you, I already know that it can help you reach for new heights and it will aid you on your journey to success.

Now I need your help…

As you know the sky is not the limit and I am reaching for the stars.

I would like to be #1 in the Top Blogs on Personal Success so please take a moment to visit the link below if you like what I am doing for you and hit the ‘Follow’ button.

Also, please let me know here (add your comment) what else you would like to see on the blog or in what areas I can help you the most.

How can I help you reach your dreams and desires to become the best YOU possible?

Again, thank you from my very soul and I am looking forward to sharing even more with you.

Here’s to your success,

P.S. Please share this post with anyone you might know that could use some help on their journey.

Are you taking action this weekend? What are you doing to grow?

Are you taking action this weekend? What are you doing to grow?


What are you doing to grow this weekend? How are you taking action to improve your life?

Friday, after picking up the twins from their school, we headed home and quite frankly didn’t do a whole lot of anything. We watched a little TV, played a bit and cooked some dinner before they called it a night and I then finished a little more research for a project I am working on.

Saturday morning we started with a little housework, getting things tidied up a bit while Mommy was at the Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston doing research (you can see what she’s working on and her upcoming reports from the show at also watched some inspiring video clips and listened to two short audios by my friend and mentor Willie Crawford.

Of course we needed to take a little time to have some fun too, so we had a fun brunch and  watched Rango together (pretty good movie with good messages and funny too lol).  Some bike-riding around the property before the sun got too high gave me an opportunity to work on my project again starting with Dragon Naturally Speaking. I still have a copy of DNS9 and when I purchased it originally I didn’t realize that it wasn’t supported on my old Vista laptop, so it’s been sitting on a shelf. Of course, when that laptop met an untimely demise and started sharing my Angel’s (not wild about her laptop, I liked ‘MINE’ lol) I wanted to take a look at using it on this machine, only to find out that DNS9 is also not supported on Windows 7…. so I did some research (yep, no throwing in the towel, but rather some rolling up of the sleeves)…

I found a workaround and was able to get it up and running on this machine thanks to a couple of clever websites that got me pointed in the right direction. Then I ‘trained’ it for a while reading some success and business related material to it, as well as ‘Dogbert’ (always fun).  I found that while for my ultimate project (I have two projects I am running at the same time) it will make a good solution, for my more immediate one it wouldn’t.

So I did some more brainstorming, research and rethinking and figured out a way forward for the immediate project.

And then I took some more downtime having fun with the kids, checking out the cool pictures Brandy took at the Bridal Extravaganza Show and then Brandy and I got down to some serious smack-talking while we played Halo together  🙂

This morning (Sunday) while things were still quiet here on the ranch I took the opportunity to enjoy the forest waking up outside while sipping a cup of coffee and doing some more research for my current project. Then I got busy and started work on it (not telling you yet what it it, sorry, you’ll have to be patient) while the kids enjoyed a little time on their bikes before it got too hot out.

After completing the first few sections I sent it to a couple of friends for their input and realized I had a legal question I needed to look into and got that done too. So here we are right now….

While I am waiting for some of that feedback to come back in I have resolved my legal question and decided to write you this quick note before I get back to working on my project.

Sure, to some it may not seem like I have done a lot of productive things to grow personally and in my business, but ultimately the key isn’t how much you do, but if what you are doing keeps you moving forward and allows you to progress on your journey to pursue your dreams.

I hope this gives you a little inspiration that you can do even small, short things and balance life and family and still keep taking that next step on your journey  🙂


Here’s to your success,


A Poem You Should Think About Carefully!

A Poem You Should Think About Carefully!

When I first read this poem by Helen Steiner Rice, I have to admit it distracted me. Not just a fleeting distraction, but one of those wondrous moments that made me pause and reflect. With that thought in mind, I am happy I can share it with you and I hope you take such a moment for yourself and think about the possibilities that lay ahead of you and the many wonders you will see on the roads you are traveling.

Without further ado…


Climb ‘Til Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,

And more than you think you can do.

Often the road will be rugged

And the hills insurmountable,too.

But always remember,

The hills ahead

Are never as steep as they seem,

And with faith in your heart start upward

And climb ‘til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy

Is ever too hard to achieve

If you have the courage to try it,

And you have the faith to believe.


For faith is a force that is greater

Than knowledge or power or skill,

And many defeats turn to triumph

If you trust in God‘s wisdom and will.

For faith is a mover of mountains,

There‘s nothing that God cannot do,

So, start out today with faith in your heart,

And climb ‘til your dream comes true!

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Incredible and just so uplifting (at least to me it is)…

It doesn’t matter who or what you believe in. As long as you believe in yourself and the journey you are on, you can achieve it. Regardless of the obstacles that are put in your way and the challenges you face! If your focus is pure and true, then you will receive that which you are intent upon. Waiver not from that which you are striving to achieve but always stay laser-focused on what you are striving toward so the universe can help light the way for you!

Here’s to your success,

I am frustrated and fed up! I am mad, had enough and am going to do something about it!

I am frustrated and fed up! I am mad, had enough and am going to do something about it!

Since coming back online I get letters, emails and calls from more and more people who are feeling the same way I do.

In conversations with people from all over the world I am hearing about the frustrations and struggles everyone is dealing with.

There’s one big difference between my own frustrations and that of most of the people I have spoken with.


You see, all too many people I speak with are facing the exact same frustrations I am and are just as fed up and mad as I am, but frankly be it due to lack of knowledge, fear, feeling overwhelmed or due to laziness they are not taking action.

Now I can’t help anyone that is just lazy or hoping that things will turn around, but I can definitely try to help those that just don’t know how to tackle their problems due to lack of know-how and perhaps (I am hoping) I can help those that are feeling overwhelmed.

All over the world people are not sure how they will continue to be able to make ends meet. They are afraid of losing their job (if they are fortunate enough to still have one), they are worried about what they will do if they get sick since they can’t afford a doctor or what they might do if their car breaks down (how will you get to work, so you can earn money to repair the darn thing) or if something happens that requires repairs (like roof damage on your house).


This is your advance notice that I want to help and am working (laser-focused) on a project that can help you!

It can help you immediately, right away (well, when I am done and ready to pull back the curtain).

However, I want to keep you updated on my progress and also share some helpful tips, sneak peeks and more along the way.

So what I decided to do is I will use my facebook fanpage for that and you will be able to get exclusive 1st-hand access to these tips, updates and sneak peeks if you ‘Like’ on Facebook right now!

I will be posting all of the latest news, tips, gifts and much more on that page exclusively and if you ‘Like’ that page (just click the ‘Like’ button to the right here or visit the page on Facebook and click the button there) you will be getting the answers and solutions to your immediate money woes and I will help you to finally be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Everyone else will not hear more about this project until I am ready to reveal it to the public in general and not get the tips and gifts I post to the page along the way.

There you have it! Solutions to your problems are on the way and you can have them before anyone else if you ‘Like’ on Facebook right now!

Here’s to your success, and I’ll see you on FB,

P.S. What are you waiting for? Click ‘Like’, get the updates and gifts and finally start taking action!

A very important quote and valuable help along with a reminder about an incredible gift.

A very important quote and valuable help along with a reminder about an incredible gift.

Have you ever felt your energy just draining away as the day progresses? Ever jokingly told someone that your ‘getupandgo’ just simply ‘gotupandwent’ and you have no idea what happened to all of your energy and drive?

Did your day begin with you overflowing with energy and abound with creativity then deflate like a baloon at the kid’s birthday party?

You may need to take a closer look at the cause for your fatigue…

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment” ~ Dale Carnegie

If you feel drained at the end of the day but it began with a bang and a ton of drive you may need to indeed take a closer look at the root cause.

Things are tough for almost everyone all over the world. Sure the news tries to convince you how much ‘better’ things are now than a year or two ago, but let me ask you…

Is it really that much better in your daily life or are you still struggling to find a job, keep the roof over your head, figure out where you are going to cut corners so you can afford to repair your beat-up old car, so you can go work for someone else that doesn’t pay you enough?

Times are tough and today’s quote really gives us a hint that there may be more happening than just being tired from being overworked.

A simple solution is for you to grab ‘The Incredible Gift’ where you can learn 20 different ways you could make over $100,000 per year!

Hey, reality check… if you don’t do anything at all you’ll just continue be worried from all the stress you are NOT dealing with.

And so what if you only make an extra $20,000 or $30,000 with a little effort and action? You can’t tell me that it won’t help make your life better and the cool thing is that Willie lays it all out for you in his ‘Incredible Gift’.

So take action now and listen to the 20 ways to make $100,000 per year now and make sure to tell Willie thank you!

Here’s to your success,