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!
In this series I have talked about time, health and touched on several other areas. But the common factor is this: small changes will lead to a better life. No matter the area. What does it take to see results? It takes massive predetermined actions. It also takes a desire to do what it takes, no matter what. I came across a story that makes this incredibly clear. “In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz to begin his great conquest. Upon arriving, he gave the order to his men to burn the ships. As I imagine it, someone then laughed and Cortés promptly thrust his sword into the man’s chest. After which, the rest proceeded to get hammered on rum by the glow of the blaze. Almost like a bloodier version of The Pirates of the Caribbean with Cortés played by Johnny Depp.” (from http://travisrobertson.com/leadership/burn-ships-succeed-die/). The Captain left no choice. Either they succeeded, or they died trying. Sometimes you must leave no way out! That there is no “plan b.” Earlier today I posted on Facebook this:
We all have dreams! The question is, do you have the desire to do the work to make it a reality? It doesn’t matter what the dream is. If you are willing to do the work to make it happen and you have the desire to work at it, no matter what, you can do it! So what if someone has told you that you have less than 1% of making this a reality! That means you have a chance! The obstacles can make you or break you! Don’t let your circumstances dictate your life! So what if it seems like you have a million miles to go! You can make it! You have to choose to work to your full potential! Every step you take will get you one step closer to your dreams becoming a reality!
I know that YOU can make your dreams a reality! But the question remains, do you know it? And do you want it bad enough to make it happen? I say constantly on here what Les Brown says, “You have greatness within you.” But if you don’t believe it, it doesn’t matter! YOU have to believe it!
History has shown time and time again that you can beat the odds! Einsten, Oprah Winfrey, and others. Take a look:
If these, and others, can reach success SO CAN YOU! You have to make up your mind to do it. And you must believe it has already done! Use visualization! If you can see and believe it, you can do it! In tomorrow’s post, I will talk more on this. Until next time…
The choices you have made up to now have led you to where you are at. Do you like what you have received? If you don’t, you need to look closely at the choices you have made. The average person watches 5 hours of television a day. That comes out to 35 hours a week. That, my friend, is a lot! Darren Hardy said in “THE COMPOUND EFFECT” “Every decision, no matter how slight, alters the trajectory of your life.” Imagine this: A plane takes off in Los Angeles and with the plan to go to New York City. If he gets off course by 1%, the plane will either end up in Albany or Delaware. If that small change does that, what can a small change do to your own life? So what can you do?
First, figure out what small change do you need to make in your life? Then (and this may surprise you), figure out who you need to become to make this happen! Darren Hardy goes into this very in-depth in his book. But to give you an overview, look at this:
This is a lesson I am now learning. You can become the person who seems to have all the luck. But first, you have to become the person who attracts it. So just become the person who attracts “good luck.” Until next time… and remember, you have greatness within you! So get out there and show it.