Mindset

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I was born breech. I was told growing up I would struggle a lot. School was not always easy, but I learned to enjoy learning new things. And I had a family who believed in me and encouraged me to  shoot for the stars! And I did!!!!   Now I’m becoming a leader in Max International, the Glutathione Company. And I’m also becoming a professional writer. Learning has become a way of life! As a result,  learning has become easier. Now: peoples opinions don’t impact me the way it used to.

What has changed? I have become better at choosing my leaders. I have taken control over my thoughts. I have learned to focus on what is important. I’ve learned that most of what my mind thinks is WRONG. Yes, wrong! You can change your mind. That is why the bible says we have to renew our minds! God has put some amazing people in my life as leaders. The top 5 are:

  • Dr. Reggie Cochran, my closest friend and adopted big brother. He is the project coordinator for Chuck and Gena Norris. And a world champion in many areas, including Martial Arts.
  • Chris Lianos, an amazing friend and great leader! As well as an amazing writer.
  • Dean Matheson, another amazing friend and leader
  • Barb Wilbur, a wonderful friend who recently earned her black belt in martial arts. She is really good at telling me what I need to know or do.
  • The fifth person is someone who doesn’t realize I consider her as a leader. Sara Fogan is an amazing friend. We don’t talk as often as I want. But, she is an amazing friend and leader.

Being a leader and having a positive mindset is directly linked. If you want your life to change, take your thoughts captive! If they are negative, begin to force positive thoughts! And I mean this literally! You may have to force it for a while! But here’s the good thing, the more you force it, the easier it will become.

I’ve listed my top 5 leaders, but I also have several friends who are also great leaders. For me, to be a leader isn’t always obvious. Just because someone is connected to you directly, such as your boss or your sponsor or upline in a network marketing company, that does not automatically make them your leader. A true leader will want to invest in you even if they don’t make money because of you. And a leader will also help you find strategies that work for you to get the success you want. Some of my leaders are in Max, many are not.

Be careful what you think. Watch your mindset. Be careful who you choose as a leader. What you think becomes your words. And your words become your life. Are you battling anxiety? Look at your thoughts. Same applies to depression and other mental issues.

Remember what Les Brown says, “YOU HAVE GREATNESS WITHIN YOU!” So go show it to the world!

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ROAR

It’s important to have your own voice. In the song, Roar, by Katy Perry, we hear these words:

“Roar”

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus:]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus:]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’re gonna hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Are you ready to have your own voice? I am and I’m making changes. That is why I’ve been so quiet recently. You have to have your priorities straight. Sometimes that means that you have to cut some things out for a while. Right now I’m focusing on my business and you will see the in the new blog posts that I’m going to be doing how these changes are carrying over into every area of my life. Including here. So pay attention. ROAR!!!! Have a great day and remember what Les Brown says: you have greatness within you.

Superpowers and Superheros

I bet you didn’t know that just Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern had superpowers! We do too!!!! But we have to cultivate them. My friend Chris Lianos, author of “Finding Zero” spent this week teaching on being open to abundance on Periscope.  We have to cultivate some super powers to receive it. He described 4 of these in particular:

  1. Gratitude
  2. Compassion
  3. Forgiveness and
  4. Persistence

How do we do this? I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the past couple of days. Gratitude: you find something to be grateful for each day and make it into a habit. Having a grateful heart will make you look for the positive things in life. And as a side benefit: people who are grateful live longer! Science has shown it. So cultivate gratitude!

Compassion: By caring for others, you will show people that you care. And that makes you more attractive to others and will lead to more friendships! And who doesn’t want that?

Forgiveness: By practicing forgiveness, you make life better for yourself! Holding on to a grudge doesn’t help anyone. And also, you will have a better life. By the way, even though some people don’t deserve forgiveness, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t forgive them. And forgiveness doesn’t mean you should be friends.

Finally persistence: Don’t quit on what you want! Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Remember: like Les Brown says,  “You have greatness within you!”

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