What do you think Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, John Maxwell, Michael Hyatt and hundreds of other super successful people have in common?
They all have morning rituals and routines that helped them get to where they are today. Before most people have even taken a pop-tart out of the toaster, high-achievers have typically read a couple of chapters of a book, jogged for 2-3 miles, listened to an uplifting or educational audiobook or written a few chapters of a book.
One of my biggest mentors, Jim Rohn, once said “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Why am I so passionate about this topic? For two reasons, habits literally are the driving force behind almost everything we do. And on a more personal note, developing good habits, more specifically, a strong morning routine has changed my life.
I didn’t realize until about 2013...
There's no doubt about it - what's happening in our world today is a very stretching experience. I don't think anyone would look at our current situation or look back a few months from today only to say, "oh yeah, that was fun."
We're collectively facing a hard and stressful situation. A time of fear, uncertainty, loneliness, and grief. We are smack dab in the middle of a crisis. And here’s what can happen during stressful times. We either double down on our vision and how we show up daily or we start drifting. We start reaching for habits that take us to a downward spiral. And we could look back 3 months from today and ask ourselves the question, how did I get here?
Do you explode in anger? Do you shrink into yourself emotionally? Do you hide your head in the sand and try to ignore reality? Do you try to detach yourself as much as possible?
I love the quote by John McDonnell, "Every problem introduces a person to himself."...
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These last few weeks have given all of us a run for our money. The current situation we are facing and having to walk through is probably one we will remember for decades to come.
I don't know about you, but I definitely had my breakdown moments. Feelings of fear and despair poked their ugly heads up, which is normal considering how quickly our world started to unravel.
If I want to be completely transparent with you, which is always my goal, especially at the beginning of it all, I wanted to give in so badly. I wanted to just stay in my pj's all day, watch a sitcom and eat my favorite chips and chocolate to numb the pain away. 7 short years ago, that is exactly what I would've done. I would've reached for the habits that while made me feel good at the moment, would've set me on a downward spiral fast.
Here's what I've learned about tough times, and I'm sure just like me you've faced plenty of those in your lifetime, they can either make us better or make...
"Change follows the focus of your attention."
Marcus Buckingham made this powerful statement. I want you to sit with it for just a moment and let it sink in. What does it really mean?
Well, personally, I extract three lessons from this statement alone and I'm sharing those three lessons with you in today’s video.
Here are the high points:
Unless you’ve been living on a different planet you know that these days most of our interactions happen online.
We chat, we comment, we interact and we build relationships.
While I don’t think that social media interaction should replace face to face connection, I do know that online conversations and communication can be very effective and can produce positive results …
… if it’s done the right way.
Yes, you can use social media for posting pretty pictures and some super cool hashtags, BUT I’m here to tell you that if you want to, you can use social media for so much more.
Now, I know! Believe me.
Social media can be very intimidating. It can feel confusing. And on top of that, it is ever-changing.
Boy, do I know.
While the logistics of social media may be ever-changing the foundations for building trustworthy relationships and making meaningful connections remain the same.
So, in this post, I don’t want to yet give you...
I love the quote that says, our potential is God’s gift to us and what we do with, how we grow it, is our gift back to him.
To reach your potential you have to be intentional about becoming a little better each day.
And I can tell you right now you are going to have to be extremely intentional about it. You have to make a daily decision to become better.
Choose the areas you want to grow in and develop small daily habits that put you on a trajectory to becoming better.
Watch the video below to learn more about this concept.
Did you know that throughout the span of one day we are bombarded with 35,000 messages? Everywhere we go, anywhere we look, someone is trying to get our attention. At the same time, we also have messages we want to get across to others. I’ve read in an article that on average, an individual speaks anywhere from 13,000 to 16,000 words a day. Our world is cluttered with words.
The question is how many of our words really matter? And more importantly, do those words help us connect with our listeners or do those words impede us from really connecting?
Watch to find out how we can make sure our words really connect with others plus three ways you can connect with people in three different settings.
Here's a short highlight of the 3 helpful tips I shared in the video above:
HERE'S YOUR DREAM TO DONE ACTION STEP: Pick from one of the categories I just talked about and...
We all have that thing. The thing that holds us back from really chasing after our God-given dreams and unleashing our destiny. For some, it’s a fear of failure. For others, it’s fear of not knowing if they will be enough or if they will measure up. Yet for others, it’s the fear of rejection. More specifically being rejected or made fun of by family, friends or peers.
Don Miller says it this way: “Losing as a means to survive socially is the stuff of a sad life.” Ouch. That’s a tough statement to hear but I love how he follows this statement up by saying “It’s sad because the best thing that can happen to your friends, your family, and even your competition is for you to succeed.”
In today's video, I talk about I'm sharing some helpful tips on overcoming our fear of outshining others in order to really show up for our calling and purpose.
In the video, you heard me say, "Successful people set the...