Friday, July 11, 2008


We all have goals in sight and once a year we recommit ourselves to actually achieving those goals- whether it is losing weight, saving money, being a better person, getting your dream job-- whatever it may be- it seems like we keep trying and trying, but to no avail- or we achieve it for a very short period and then go back to the same place we started. There is a saying,

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

I know that we should learn when we fail and we learn and grow on the journey -- but sometimes we are just so set on achieving those results we forget to look at the small picture and see what it is that is causing us NOT to get there.

So- today I encourage you to look a little deeper into exactly why you haven't achieved your goal- what is it that is stopping you?? You want to reach the end result, don't you?? So, learn from your mistakes- don't keep making the same ones and EXPECTING a different outcome.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Everybody fails at least once

I was recently on Digg and came across this video. When I saw this video, it reminded me of my recent post on failure. It is not that we failed, but in what we do after we fail that will determine where we go in life! Enjoy this video on people who have failed and what would have happened if they never got back up. Then realize what your world might be missing, if YOU never get back up.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I have recently started a new company with a brand new idea... and the turn out has been ok-- but not AMAZING, like I had hoped for and expected. I still believe in the idea with all my heart and know that it will succeed, but I was starting to get a little discouraged because I hadn't heard back from some of the people who I e-mailed regarding networking. That is when I remembered the story of Colonel Sanders and how he introduced the world to Kentucky Fried Chicken:

While hundreds of people have delicious recipes for chicken, Colonel Sanders was convinced he could make money from his recipe. At the age of 65, he decided to do something with it. He walked into a restaurant and told the owner that he would gladly give him his secret recipe for nothing if he would share the profits. A quick no was all he got.

Now, if Colonel Sanders 'expected' failure, he would've quit right then and there, saying to himself, " was worth a try." While that's what many do, not Colonel Sanders. Focusing on a positive outcome, he marched right into the next restaurant...and, just as quickly, got his second rejection.

Before I tell you how many rejections he heard let me ask you this. How many could you handle — 5 ...10... 50...100? Do you have what it takes to become optimistic after 500 people have looked you straight in the eye and said, "NO"? Could you keep on going after hearing 1000 NO's?

Colonel Sanders could! In fact he continued, undaunted, until person number 1,009 finally said, "YES". That's correct; 1,008 people said NO.

Amazing, isn't it?

And, if that is what it takes- then that is what it takes, and I will NOT stop, because that is how much I believe in me and my new business! I have got to remember that it takes time, and things may not transpire the way you had hoped- but they will transpire in time!

So, if you are ever discouraged, just remember Colonel Sanders story and how KFC came to be:) This can apply in any area- and not just business. So, make your dreams real!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Overcoming Fear!

Today's post is from a blog I frequent. Semi-charmed Wife, has done a post on Overcoming Fear, and I loved it so much, that I thought I would link her here, for all of you to go visit and read. Enjoy:)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rudy, Rudy, RUDY!

I can almost hear the chanting in the stands! Can't you? What an amazing story... and if you have not seen Rudy, I highly suggest you go watch it right about, now:)

Rudy Ruettiger was one of the many people in "You've Got to Read This Book". Off the top of my head I can't recall which book was life-altering for him, but I do remember a quote he gave in his short essay- that could inspire anyone- especially coming from a man who has been there and done what was thought to be the impossible.

"To this day, they haven't made a movie about Joe Montana, one of the greatest
football players in the world- yet they made a movie about Rudy. Why? Because what people want to see- even more than the greatness in others- is the greatness possible in themselves. Every one of us uses our mind to create our life. My story can be your story- if you are willing to swim against the stream, fight against the odds, and believe you can be whatever you want to be. " - Rudy Ruettiger

So, there you have it. Straight from the mouth of Rudy Ruettiger! So, what are you waiting for??
Swim against that stream, fight against those odds, and MOST of all believe that YOU can be whatever YOU want to be.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'm thankful! YES I AM!

"Gratitude enables us to create more of what we want in our lives. You must focus on all of the wonderful things you have in your life and not on the things that you don't have, and then practice being grateful for all those wonderful things." - Wallace Wattles

I whole heartedly believe that when we are grateful for all the things in our lives, that we do create more of what we want--- but it isn't necessarily that we get more... but we look around and believe we have more, because we feel like we have the world because we are looking and appreciating the good, instead of focusing on the bad.

So, be grateful, be more appreciative, give a sincere thanks to someone, and in return you will notice and create more of what you want in your life:)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Back in high school, I remember perseverance as one of our SAT vocabulary words. My English teacher impressed the meaning of the word and the spelling of the word at least 5 times a class period, throughout my whole Sophomore year. It is a word that I will never forget. Back then it was just a word..... but NOW it means so much more to me!

It's the steady, constant driving
To the goal for which you're striving,
Not the speed with which you travel
That will make the victory sure.
It's the everlasting gaining,
Without whimper or complaining
At the burdens you are bearing,
Or the woes you must endure.

It's the holding to a purpose
And the never giving in;
It's the cutting down the distance
By the little that you win.
It's the iron will to do it
And the steady sticking to it
So, whate'er your task, go to it
And life's purpose you will win.

- Author Unknown