Category Archives: emotional fitness

Raising A Glass To Napoleon Hill


October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970

One of my life’s favorite heroes and mentors, Mr. Hill left us when I was 8. He remains as one of my best models for what it means to leave a legacy behind, one that has saved this butt’s bacon on more than one occasion over the last 2 decades, especially so over the last 10 years as I committed to complete responsibility for my personal development.

Thank You for your continued guidance Mr. Hill!! May our paths cross again! Cheers!

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Gettin’ Jiggy With Fear

Do What Is Right
Created on my first printer, full of holes and stained from hanging on my fridges and dream boards over the decades, this simple icon still remains as a reminder.

It isn’t often I sit down to watch a movie, I am very particular about my entertainment with great respect for what I subject my eyes and mind to, time is precious so if I’m going to invest it in a story, it has to move me in a positive direction and if it’s really good I’ll be thinking about it long after.  Like most, I have my favourite actors and actresses and I’ll take a chance on anything they produce because of what I know about them and the excellence they continually represent. Will Smith is one of those actors.
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An Invitation To Meet My Self

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“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
– Morpheus

August 2014: R.I.P. Ramon Orlando
May you encounter many blessings along your Universal journey and thank you for greeting me as I stepped onto this most unusual and spiritual path, see you out there!

I ask you Reader to keep an open mind as you digest this account. Pay heed to the fact that you are reading this, it is a clue that there is something here for you. I cannot recommend this experience, I can only share what I have learned and know that those ready will be called to it, for to partake is the greatest gift you will give to yourself and ultimately all of us collectively. If not for you, at least know enough to pay forward the opportunity to others that may be silently and desperately longing for a hand up. There are resources following this, my longest post ever, for your exploration.
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The Hedge of a Lifetime!

This past summer while enjoying a cold beverage in the shade of the backyard, my friend made a remark that I have thought about ever since. We were talking about business things and in a break in the conversation he made the statement, “there’s a LOT of MLM in this town.”

Without hesitation I replied, “It’s not a sign of the town it’s a sign of the times.”

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“To Improve Your Aim – Improve Yourself”

So she’s beginning to feel invincible.
She’s beginning to feel that there isn’t anything that,
hear these carefully chosen words…

She’s beginning to feel that there isn’t anything that she can’t work the
bugs out of HER about.

Not out of the government, not out of the economy,
[not out of the opportunity she has], out of HER!

Abraham-Hicks – Los Angeles, 3/29/09

“They say”, “if you want to get a different result or break through to another level you must ask some different questions and definitely take some different actions.”

I get that. And, what does that really look like on a daily or minute to minute basis for me specifically?

Tomorrow begins a whole new ball game for me and the direction of my business, and likely my life! I have been invited to play in a unique and “elite” coaching program, it would be “unwise” of me to say, “no thanks”. I am Knowing what I have been wanting and am now asking for and have little idea of what “the next level” really looks like for me specifically, I just know there’s some solutions in the forthcoming workout.

For the first time I have implemented 2 things:

1. Hired a personal assistant.  Time to let go of the tasks that tie up my time and focus.

2. Hired a personal life and business coach to run with me over the next few months, we will be working on “mindset”, “influence” and after 16 weeks of that comes 10 weeks of “concept training”, things specific to my field, talents and gifts. I have come to know “Me” about as much as I can without some outside support and guidance by those that can see me “better”!

My investment was insignificant with regards to both money and time by comparison to the results I know I will achieve through the exercise, I feel I’ve hired the best I’ve experienced so far. At the same time, by comparison to any other investment I’ve made in myself in the past, this is by far the single largest and most significant. It is causing me to feel that familiar feeling of being “stretched”, it is a place of faith that no matter how uncomfortable I’m feeling right now, it’s a good uncomfortable – excitement if I focus on my intended results! I feel like I’m about to jump out of an airplane or off the side of a mountain – nervously in tandem at first and looking forward to flying on my own alongside the others!

As one that has lived life “hacking things out for herself” – and I might add, has done well by the hacking alone – it is time to refine my hacking skills and lay plans for carving out something more deliberate and significantly more powerful for me and mine.

Today I draw some lines in the proverbial sand, make plans, set intentions and get as clear a vision as I can about what a year out from now could possibly look and feel like from every detail! There are some things I want to accomplish and just can’t seem to get done without a little support on the side.

As a wanna’ be accomplished entrepreneur, I’ve hired myself a Millionaire boss and mentor for a while. I’m sure there are old habits to release and fabulous new ones to replace them with, that I don’t even know about yet! All things considered, if you’re reading this you’ll likely be a part of the journey, I’ll be sharing as much of it as I can express in words…all sides of it, the good, the bad (cause we’re usually bad at something before we get good) and who knows, perhaps even the ugly side just to hone our preferences by!

Wish me luck, a lil’ of that always goes well with faith!

“When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull’s eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim – improve yourself.”
— Gilbert Arland – Writer

The Art Of Fulfillment & Decision Based Destiny

I’ve just finished watching a 20 minute video at… AGAIN, this time I took notes! Ted has become one of my favorite resources for good stuff and shaping my perspective on the world. Yesterday a dear friend sent me on a link to a clip by Tony Robbins that is absolutely smashing!!

Tony Robbins coaches the best of the best in the world and although I’ve never been highly exposed to his teachings directly, I have benefited greatly through his followers as have we all.

In this clip the room is full of some of the world’s best citizens, major contributors and successful already by anyone’s standards. It’s really true, learning never stops as long as we’re breathin’, there’s always more to know and contribute to!

Tell me if you know who it is in the front row that cracks Tony and the audience up completely and notice how Tony gives it right back to him!

Why We Do What We Do, And How Can We Do It Better

As I listened I was entertained and expanded. I was reminded once again of the absolute importance of feeling good in as many moments as is consciously possible, and the tremendous significance of growing myself first. I realized that in making my growth a priority that I have created the perfect life to do nothing else but experience life and grow because of it while all my needs are handled. I definitely recognize “The Art Of Fulfillment” in my life as one of my greatest obsessions.

The accumulation of 20 minutes of learning here and there daily adds up over a decade! If I had to attribute my success to one single thing it would be that I simply kept “showing up” in the right places at the right times.

I have no idea what the next evolution of Me looks like and although I have a sense of what my “destiny” is, it is still unfolding. I’ve learned to “do what it takes” to put myself in the teachable space with others I aspire to be more like. I have access to the best coaches and teachers on the planet! Just by being there with them I am expanded and refreshed in my passion and drive for life.

I am left asking the same questions, “How can I contribute bigger or better? What gives me the most joy right now?” Just re-asking these questions from time to time keeps me in the now and causes movement forward in all aspects of my life.

Here’s the bullets that caught my attention:

  • I’m into “immersion” – how did you learn language?
  • What drives you TODAY? We are not our past.
  • With our minds we can do anything.
  • We can only feel so much alone
  • Decision is the ultimate power.
  • The defining factor is never resources, it’s resourcefulness.
  • Emotional Fitness – there are 6000 English words to name emotions, typically we experience less than 12 in an average week and half of those make us feel like shit.
  • Uncertainty is significant and essential – it’s why violence will always be around. We love only the good surprises and call the bad ones problems.
  • If you get a pet, get a dog.
  • Fulfillment comes from the needs of the spirit not the needs of the personality.
  • The reason we grow is so that we have something to give of value.
  • The greatest need is to contribute beyond ourselves.
  • The secret of living is giving.
  • Follow your calling.
  • Imagine if your beliefs guarantee you can never get to where you want to go?
  • If you didn’t lose someone [something] today, your focus is to serve someone else.
  • Explore your web, the web in your head, the needs the beliefs the emotions that are controlling you for 2 reasons. So there’s more of you to GIVE – for your own fulfillment – and so that you can appreciate what’s driving other people.
  • It’s the only way our world is really going to change!

Surrender To The Absurd…