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When People Don’t React the Way You’d Hoped…

When People Don’t React the Way You’d Hoped…

At least a few major times in everyone’s lives, disappointment creeps in. We have great news, hit an accomplishment, got a good result and can’t wait to share the details – always first with the person we think will be most excited or proud of us.

That person, at that one point in time, for whatever reason, ends up disappointing you. They don’t fully listen; they say “good job” but then follow immediately with something negative or pessimistic; they just don’t show up the way you hoped they would.

Immediately your bright and energetic excitement turns into a dull cloudy hurt. It has happened. It will continue to happen. Most importantly, we can try to get new perspective on the situation so the low’s aren’t quite so low.

One reason people can’t fully engage in your excitement is because they are not feeling excited in their own lives. Consider all of the stress […]

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A Must-Read Blog Series by Paul Hendricks

A Must-Read Blog Series by Paul Hendricks

This isn’t a cop-out on writing, but rather a very valuable tip to help you along your Journey. Many of you remember Paul Hendricks from the story he shared titled, “Best-Selling Author Paul Hendricks’ Story of Self-Destruction: From Lost to Found“. It is still one of the most top-read pages on this website and deserves that popularity!

You also probably know by now that Paul and I really boost each other up. We have grown to really respect what each other does for their communities. His beautiful wife Diane is just as amazing too! It makes me want to move to Hawaii just to soak them up.

Paul has his own blog and just started a series titled “BE-ing ALOHA is the Fastest Way to Manifest Your Dreams!” The first post was Tuesday, the second was Wednesday. AMAZING.

Check out this excerpt:

“Over the next few days, I am going to share […]

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Three Phases of Enlightenment to Reclaim Your Bright Future

Three Phases of Enlightenment to Reclaim Your Bright Future

Fear is a very common, recurring, natural emotion. If it never fully goes away, we need to learn to develop a relationship with that fear so it no longer controls us.

In order to get ourselves back on track we must step through three phases of enlightenment. The first is to reconnect with our Self by remembering our core values, strengths and goals. Only by doing this can we move into the second phase which is to see past our fears. When we finally make this shift, we will be able to look into our future once more with purpose and excitement. Our third phase is to take action. Once we take action we are reminded of our worth. It is when we feel worthy that the strongest forces in the world can no longer stop us.

What does it mean to reconnect with our Self? Because we all have different trials, […]

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My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

My Favorite Motivational Speeches from the Best Inspirational Movies

I love feel good movies that open my mind and give me new perspective. I’m always on the look out for movies that are true stories and have much wisdom buried in the writing. Below you’ll see some of my favorite inspirational movies and a short video clip from each. Maybe bookmark this post and watch any of these videos when you need a little push in the right direction one day.

I’d love to know what your favorite motivational speeches OR inspirational movies are. Send a comment at the bottom of this post if you have a good recommendation for me. 🙂

The Pursuit of Happyness

Rocky Balboa

The Blind Side

Peaceful Warrior

Bonus Video: Facing the Giants Wholeheartedly

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What You Are Focused On Right Now…

What You Are Focused On Right Now…

What we focus on is waaay more important than you may think. You’ve heard of the Law of Attraction which says what you think about attracts that to you. For example, if I think about wanting to pay off debt, I’ll attract money into my life so I can sort of manifest that goal to become reality.

There is a group of people that all think this is a lot of mumbo jumbo and I can see why. (I always have had the ability to really see other people’s points of view.) This group of people says, “So if I think I want a speed boat, one will just appear in my front lawn?” Well, no. That’s not what the Law of Attraction means.

So, I thought I would try to give you a new perspective by saying the Law in different terms. You’ve most likely been in a relationship that […]

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A Lesson From the Story of Chicken Little

A Lesson From the Story of Chicken Little

The Story of Chicken Little is a famous one indeed. This 1940’s Walt Disney clip, like most others, has quite an important lesson to share. Can you guess what it is by watching the video below?

We are all human and can be influenced by all sorts of things – people, books, movies, music, propaganda, stories, etc. Most humans are sensitive and want to belong or feel loved and accepted. Since you’re reading this post then I’ll take it one step further and say you want to grow, learn and gain insight to better yourself.

The Story of Chicken Little tells us to exercise caution when listening to others. The last line of the clip is, “Don’t believe everything you read brother!”

It is ok to seek answers. It is ok to trust. It is ok to get influenced.

What I like to do is be an open book. I like to […]

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Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

Time to Grow Again: The Messengers, How I Take Advice from Others and Coming Out OK On the Other Side

With the ebb and flow of life comes periods of time where we are in deep conflict; when two long roads are in front of us and we are desperate to figure out which one we should choose. It is natural to turn to our closest friends and family – always the ones who will judge us least and who usually offer sound advice. I have been at such a place many times in my life and I expect to be there many, many more times ahead.

Over the past ten years, I believe I have figured out a pretty solid plan when stuck and seeking answers. Today I wanted to share some of the strategies I implement when facing the “abyss”.

The first thing I’ll usually do is get out of my own way as much as possible. When the first signs of stirring come up inside me – the days […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

New Conscious Divas Post: How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “How to Start 2011 With a Clear Conscience and a Bang!”

“I love December as it is a month for serious reflection. January is great for inspiration and kicking ourselves into high gear. Somewhere in the middle of this spectrum we need to find a quiet space to clear our conscience and determine what we really want for the new year ahead. Today I hope to provide some guidance on how to do just that.

This process really must start with serious reflection if you have not already done so. I like to walk around the mall or crowded areas and get very still in my mind. I look around at the mom’s pushing their […]

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New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

New Conscious Divas Post: When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision

Read my latest personal growth message posted as an expert author on the Conscious Divas website. Below is a teaser of the article with a link where you can read the full post. Enjoy today’s article on “When You Wonder If You’re On the Right Track After Making a Decision”!

“…Have I made the right decision? Where do I go from here? Will it turn out the way I hope?

These are all questions that plague the mind of someone when they’ve just leaped off into the unknown. Career changes are in place, relationships have ended or a new venture has just begun.

It is normal for us to second guess ourselves. Ultimately, we just want reassurance we have made the “right” decision and are headed in the “right” direction.

Instead of playing the right/wrong game, what if we instead have Trust in our Self. After all, the reason we’ve made a recent decision […]

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Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Introducing the Power of Eckhart Tolle via Oprah

Some of you may remember this worldwide web event where Oprah interviewed Eckhart Tolle based on his book A New Earth. Over 130 countries were in attendance for the first show and the audience count continued to soar over this 10-week series.

Oprah says, “This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. I’ve done a lot of things in my life but I am most proud of the fact that all of you have joined us in this global community to talk about what I believe is one of the most important subjects and presented by one of the most important books of our time. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”

I read this book months before the webinar was even being promoted. Lines and lines and lines are underlined and highlighted (which I rarely do to books). This truly is one of the most powerful books of […]

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