Letting Go


Have you ever wondered why you hold onto emotional and physical pain longer than needed?  There is a belief that we create and maintain problems to give us a sense of identity – to define who we are – to give us purpose.

Do you know of anyone who creates problems and then swoops in to save the day? Or someone who creates problems to then play the role of victim for sympathy and attention?

These behaviors, whether in ourselves or around us are due to the need to replay our past mistakes like a broken record in our minds which in turn builds feelings of shame and regret.  Carrying these burdens dictates the actions we take in the now.  In addition, we hold onto worry and frustration about the future creating unnecessary stress.  Stress has been linked to numerous health issues and the majority of us live with this fabricated stress every day treating is as our normal state.Letting Go

We all know that if we put a little energy to something we get a little out… the same holds true for letting go.  By letting just a little of your past and future regrets, you obtain a little peace in your life but if you let go of a lot, then you will bring in a lot of peace.  More peace equals less stress!  Isn’t the formula we all desire?

Here is a sampling of actions you can take today to begin to let go of the pain and allow peace into your mind and body:

  1. Meditation/Yoga
  2. Physical Activity
  3. Learn a new skill
  4. List out your accomplishments and continue to add to the list daily
  5. Focus your energy on that which you CAN control and not that which you CAN’T control
  6. Engage in a creative project (painting, crafts, gardening, book club)
  7. Write a letter to whomever you hold your anger for, then burn the letter
  8. Take responsibility for you could have done better
  9. Wear a rubberband on your wrist and pull it every time you begin to obsess on the angry thoughts
  10. Have gratitude for the positive memories and know that life is a learning experience
  11. Visualize how you were before the event and know that you now can be that again
  12. Take deep breaths and focus on your breath when you feel angry

BackpackerAnd lastly, fill a backpack with rocks representing your past hurts and take a hike.  When you are ready, remove one rock at a time, naming the rock with a specific memory or person or event that has brought you pain and release it.  You may find that you have packed more rocks than actual pains!

Letting go allows you to make space in your life for new and exciting adventures, experiences, loves, memories.  Letting go brings you inner peace and reduces stress.  Letting go allows you to view the world with new eyes ready to create, build and live that life you have always dreamt about.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your ability to Let Go.  Where can you choose differently in these areas?

ACTION STEP #2 ~ What is one step you can take to increase your level of motivation when it comes to those things you say you want? Write it down and take action.

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Law of Prosperity


Spirit never expresses itself other than pure perfection, therefore, whatever imperfections do exist are always the result of our individual or collective thoughts.  Because this is true, it is not necessary that you hold onto anything for fear of losing it.  In fact, you will never truly enjoy anything you must hold onto because freedom in all areas of your life is absolutely essential for you to grow into the truly great human being that you are able to become.

These obstructions that we harbor are doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation, including any negative ideas which have a tendency to block the flow of creative energy to and through you.

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When we hold onto these obstructions, we are unable to make room for the image which we are trying to create. We must resolve to letting go of all of these obstructions so that we can make space in our lives for the good that we desire.

Make room for the new you that you are creating and for that which you desire. Allowing your mind to fill with things that you have no use for stalls your ability to achieve that which you want. Let go. Make space for all the good that is awaiting you.
Make room for new clothes – for the new you that you are creating.  Make room for that which you desire.  Not only do I encourage you to physically clean out your closet, I have metaphorically shown you how our minds get cluttered with those things that we no longer have a use for.  It is time to clean house and let go.  You must continuously make  space for the good that you desire – this is an exercise you will practice for the rest of your life. Let go of the old so you may make room for the new.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation. Where can you choose differently in these areas?

ACTION STEP #2 ~ What is one area you can make space for the new? 

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Let go of what might be holding you back and make space for the new and the good! 

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

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Intuition


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My gut is telling me… I got a funny feeling about… My intuition says something isn’t right…  Have you heard this before?  Some of us have well developed intuitions that we trust and use to make decisions and some of us don’t trust our intuition anymore than we would knock on wood.

But what is intuition?  Intuition is your brain on autopilot.  Think about when you take a shower. Most of us don’t think.  We are on autopilot.  We start with our hair and work our way down or however you do it. You do it the same every day and your brain takes in information while you are probably still waking up.  Your brain is functioning outside your awareness which is called nonconscious thinking.

It is safe to rely on nonconscious thinking for tasks such as showering, preparing that morning cup of coffee, walking or even driving to the office.  These are routines that your brain is capable of handling without you getting involved in the process.

Your Brain…..

But your brain is also functioning in this capacity during complex processes that you think you are fully aware for.  Our brains are capable of very complex tasks and when we involve the subconscious mind, sometimes we lose those sound judgments our intuition has processed as we begin to overthink a situation and question ourselves.  We dismiss our intuition.  All of the factors that influence our reactions are always available to our conscious minds.

My mentor says that spirit is our intuition and therefore is always right.  In my own experiences, I have found that before I understood this concept, I questioned or flat out ignored my intuition and made some pretty bad decisions and when I accepted this thought – I found that my intuition has been spot on.

Many people believe that God speaks to us through our intuition and yet we still ignore all the signs and overthink something to disaster.  Test your intuition for the next 30 days.  Keep a journal of when you get a funny feeling and write down the circumstances and then the outcome.  Be sure to go back after the month and review whether or not you followed your intuition and how accurate it was.  It may just surprise you.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself and the way you use your intuition. 

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Keep a journal of when you get a funny feeling and write down the circumstances and then the outcome. Evaluate how either using or ignoring your Intuition affected the outcome.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Start to listen to that little voice……You never know how your life might change!

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Integrity


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Integrity is based on what that one person perceives another with integrity really means.  Each of us has our own set of values and beliefs and therefore defining ones’ character as having or lacking integrity is subjective.

With that said, however you define integrity, I believe we all can agree that determining ones’ having integrity relies mostly on them standing for something and then staying on purpose with whatever that something is.  When one sways from that purpose and behaves in a way that is no longer in alignment with what they previously stood for, they can become labeled as being out of integrity.

Have you heard – Do as I say, not as I do?  Prime example of someone who does not stay on purpose with what they stand for and believe in.  If they did, then the saying would be do as I say and as I do.  If you are a parent, this is crucial.  Parents are modeling behavior for their children.  Actions speak louder than words.  Children pick up on those subtle behaviors and ignore lip service.

The same holds true with adult relationships.  Work or personal, it doesn’t matter.  People are savvy and see right through smoke screens.  Some may not be sophisticated enough or have the confidence to call another on it but when people exhibit a lack of integrity, out goes the trust factor too.  You can’t trust someone who doesn’t do as they say.  What they are telling you is that they don’t believe what their own advice is, either.

In the Personal Development industry, when you are seeking help from a coach or mentor, it is important to interview and get to know the person who will be advising and guiding you through a process. Ask questions about how this has helped them.  Find out what their values and beliefs are so you can match yourself with someone who has similar values and beliefs as you.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your Integrity.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ What is one step you can take to increase your level of integrity? Write it down and take action.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Take Action! Looking for a change, determine where in your life that increasing your integrity will impact the world around you.

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Importance of Belief


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It is essential to have an attitude of believing the best in others; understanding this concept can have its challenges.

The self-fulfilling prophecy refers to the idea that when someone creates a belief in something that is not yet true, and expects something with certainty, it will become true.  With people, it suggests that as we communicate our expectations, they will conform and deliver the appropriate results.

When working with people, this is critical.  When you express a lack of confidence in someone, it is returned with mediocrity, however if you believe in them and expect them to do well, research has shown that they will live up to that expectation.

What we expect, all too often, is exactly what we get.

The four key principles of the self-fulfilling prophecy:

  • We form certain expectations, or beliefs, of people or events based on our own perceptions and experiences
  • We communicate those expectations through our behaviors in a way that we would not have done without the belief
  • People generally respond by adjusting their behavior to match
  • The result is that the original expectation becomes reality

Based on these principles, we can conclude that the expectations leaders place on their team determines the quality of the teams’ output. A study of 100 self-made millionaires  has shown that the most common characteristic in the group was the desire and ability to see the good in others. They were people builders, not critics. They empowered and supported their team to be their very best through positive means.

Believing the best in people is a critical piece of building successful viable relationships.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your beliefs and expectations.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Assess these Beliefs and Expectations and determine the impact they are having on you and those around you.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ If your Beliefs and Expectations are not moving you towards your goal or are stopping you in your relationships……Take Action to change them!

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Imagination


ImaginationImagination is defined as the act of forming a mental picture of something that is not present to the sense or has never been completely perceived in reality.  Every thing around us started as an idea stemming from someone’s imagination.

Think about the computer, cell phone, bed, airplane, fork… no matter how insignificant or complex something may seem to you now, it started as an idea formed from an imagination.

Imagination is what allows us to have plan Bs for survival.  We can imagine all sorts of scenarios and possibilities and then develop plans.  Through discovery, we get ideas no matter how fantasy or reality based they are.  Then through justification, we assemble objective evidence to formulate possibilities.  Therefore, imagination not only creates ideas but also justifies them to allow action to be taken.

Imagination contributes to knowledge growth through learning from mistakes.  When we make mistakes and take a moment to reflect on what happened, we then begin to imagine what could have happened if we had taken a different action.

Imagination is what allows us to create a life we wish we had.  By exercising that magnificent mental muscle, we can change the outcome through our creative imagination by taking a moment and really imaging what it is we want – with clear details and practicing this everyday until what was once an idea becomes our reality.

Without imagination we wouldn’t have all of the things around us.  Take the light bulb; Thomas Edison worked diligently on perfecting a commercially manufactured light bulb.  He imagined that it was possible and eventually achieved success.  He has been quoted as saying “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  What if he had not used his imagination and believed in the possibility?

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ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding your imagination.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Take a deep look at your ability to Imagine and Dream. Assess and determine the impact this level of ability is having on your life.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Are you fully engaged in and do you take time to Imagine and Dream; if you answered no……Take Action to Imagine and Dream!

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Humor


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jester_present_1600_clr_11399How important is humor? Don’t ask a humor researcher because they are already fighting an uphill battle to get the respect they deserve.

Laughter is one of the first things a newborn exhibits.  Try going an entire day without even a small laugh and see if you can – I bet you can’t.  People don’t avoid pleasure which is why many of our decisions are made based on the level of pleasure we will benefit.

Laughter is the best medicine.  We have all heard that saying and we know that when things are looking down, we want someone positive in our lives to lift us up out of our rut.  Laughing not only improves our mental state, it has been proven to benefit our circulation, lungs and muscles.

Going through life with a cup half empty or half full, most of us point to the half full cup because if we aren’t already there, that is a goal to get there.  Positiveness, happiness, laughter, fun… we want our lives to be rich, full and worth living.  We want to be remembered in a positive light and most of all we want to be loved.  We all know it is much easier to love a funny, happy person than it is to love a sad, miserable person.  Happiness, laughter, humor – they just make a relationship easier don’t they?

Inject some humor into your life today.  Don’t take things so seriously.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Smile. Laugh.  Enjoy life.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form and evaluate yourself regarding the amount of time you spend laughing each day.  

ACTION STEP #2 ~ For the next seven days, keep a tally of the number of times you laugh each day. Decide if you need to have more of an awareness in this area and make the appropriate changes to increase your laugh quotient.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Have an awareness of your surroundings. Are you spending a majority of your time in an environment filled with laughter. If not, what different choices can you make?

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Generosity


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Generosity is the selfless act of giving with no expectation of anything in return.  The beauty of being a generous person is that even though intentions are to receive nothing in return, the giver in fact receives tenfold.

How can that be?  Why if being generous is so fruitful more people would engage in this behavior?  Simple, in today’s society, we are accustomed to the hear and now –  at microwave speed.  I give you something and you give me something in return right now – today – this minute.  Immediate gratification.

If I donate my time and energy for a cause that is fundraising money to build clean water wells in Haiti, I won’t see the fruit of my labor today and in fact I may never see it in my lifetime.  But giving from my heart – giving knowing that a person who drinks from that well won’t be knocking on my door handing me a couple bucks for my time, but knowing that a person will one day be drinking clean healthy water and live a healthier better life because I took the time is worth more than a couple bucks.  I traded my time to help someone better their life.   And we may never meet.

I didn’t need that instant gratification.  What I got back was knowing that somewhere, someone in the future is benefiting from something I did today.  I gave of myself knowing I will not get anything tangible in return.  I gave from my heart.

We can give of ourselves each and every day by smiling at a stranger, helping an elderly person put groceries in their car, working at a food bank, shoveling a neighbor’s driveway, cutting someone’s lawn… that selfless act of paying it forward through generosity.  What a beautiful concept. I think this graphic displays the true results of generosity. Thanks to www.generositypath.comgenerosity-spiral-both-vertical

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Lesson Evaluation Form  to assess your generosity and find ways to increase it in your life. Also start monitoring how you are feeling during the opportunity to be generous. This can be through a daily journal. Document the feeling and assess the impact it is having on you reaching your goal.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Develop a mindset of generosity. This does not have to be only financial. Be aware of what the feelings are when you are generous and when you withhold generosity.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Practice true generosity and watch how the world around you changes and what opportunities come into your life.

ACTION STEP BONUS – Be generous with this blog, share it and send it onto someone who you think might need these words today!

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

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Enthusiasm


10337420Enthusiasm is that place between perseverance and defeat.  It is what makes someone stay motivated and keep going and others give up and quit.  Enthusiasm.

So how does one get it and how does one keep it?  Look at your own life experiences to times when you lost your desire to work at something whether it was a marriage, a career, or something less dramatic as painting a room.  So you didn’t finish the room or you were too tired to touch up the trim.  Maybe you don’t call it quitting because it is insignificant on the giant spectrum of life but with something like a marriage or career, the results could be disastrous.

Imagine you want something so wonderful – so out of reach – anything – a car, a career, a house, a spouse, a smaller waistline, whatever it is – imagine it.  Do you feel energy inside you – don’t worry about how you will get it – just imagine it.  The how isn’t important – release that from your mind.  OK, you have that image now.  Now think about that every day.  That image.  Keep that image alive.  Every time you think about it you can add more detail to it.  If it were a house, you can start to add furniture and accessorize the house.  The color of the walls, the carpet or tile or wood flooring.  The light fixtures.  Every time you think about it feel the energy.  That energy is enthusiasm.

So now you know what that feels like – let’s build on that feeling and keep it alive.  You have a job to do, some task, and you aren’t feeling too motivated or enthusiastic about it.  You can use self-talk to give you energy.  You know that if you do it now you will be grateful later.  You know that this task is the right thing to do and the benefits will outweigh the energy spent on the task now.  Focus on the end result to build your motivation.

Sustain enthusiasm by understanding what the outcome is to your actions.  Enthusiasm is an emotion that you show and feel and sometimes when you aren’t feeling so enthusiastic about something, you can pretend to be and the more you pretend, you trick your mind into believing that you actually are enthusiastic.  It is a phenomenon that will help you sustain your enthusiasm when you aren’t feeling very motivated or full of energy.

Being enthusiastic about a task at hand will spill into other areas of your life and you will see that your positive enthusiastic attitude will lighten up a room.  You will become that person others are drawn to.

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Utilize the Evaluation Form  to assess enthusiasm and find ways to increase it in your life. Also start monitoring how you are feeling during times of trials and tribulations. This can be through a daily journal. Document the  feeling and assess the impact it is having on you reaching your goal.

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Develop a mantra, saying or some way to break the defeating emotion and bring back the excitement and enthusiasm.

ACTION STEP #3 ~ Practice true enthusiasm and watch how the tasks become easier and more fun!

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

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Starting the New Year Off on the Right Foot ~ Part Five Setting Goals


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Ok, we are here…we are at that defining moment where we are going to start to put those goals down into a plan.

First, let’s review.

Our first step is that we are committed to change. We are not going to live our life the way we have. Hmmm, maybe the Mayans were right, the World Has Ended as We Knew It.

Second, we reviewed our past year to see what we accomplished and what we didn’t. What we are proud of and what choices we made.

Third, we evaluated our Attitude of Gratitude. We started to think with an Abundant mindset. We opened the door for the Law of Attraction.

Fourth, we evaluated and discussed Life Balance, understanding that it truly is a myth; that we must have a Life Plan in order to move forward to success.

Now we move to the actual process of defining our goals for 2013.

1. WRITE THEM DOWN. An amazing thing happens in the mind when we write, not type, but write these goals down. In the book “Think and Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill talks about the power of reducing your plan to writing.  The process of writing your plan down will take an idea, a thought, the intangible and bring it into existence.

These goals need to be specific and defined as accurate as possible. These goals need to have a defined time of achievement. A goal without a deadline is nothing more than a dream!

Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria for defining these goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time Sensitive

2. SUSPEND THE NEED FOR KNOWING HOW.  In some cases this might mean suspending reality or being “realist.” It means being a Dreamer. images-3

James Allen in his book “As A Man Thinketh” states ” The dreamers are the saviors of the world.” Dreams are what brings the invisible into the visible. Think about where we would be if it were not for the dreamers, the ones that did not get stopped by “not knowing how.” The Wright Brothers are one example of this. Not only did they not know how to fly, but they didn’t know how to land it. But, that did not stop them from achieving their goal of flying.

3. GO BIG. Most people set their goals and resolutions at a level they feel they know they can achieve. A goal needs to be large enough to stretch us, to make us reach and grow. Remember, we talked about that in setting a goal, it is not in the achievement of the goal, but who we must become to achieve the goal.

Our mind cannot differentiate between big or small, it will give you what you ask for. There are many great quotes about seeing with the mind and achieving with the body. Remember Dreaming, Going Big, takes no more effort than a small goal.

God has placed inside you GREATNESS! We are the ones that limit that. If we think small – we will get small, if we think big – we will get big.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” 
Michelangelo 

4. BE POSITIVE IN YOUR LANGUAGE. The way we phrase these goals become very important for our mind to accept them and achieve them. Some Do’s & Don’ts.

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  • I don’t want to be poor
  • I don’t want to be fat
  • I want to be rich
  • I want to be healthy

Do’s:

  • I am financially independent by earning $150,000.00 in 2013
  • I am at my healthy weight of 165 lbs
  • I am in a loving relationship with my spouse without drama

This positive language again engages the mind into action. The mind does not know the difference between what you want or don’t want.

5. ENSURE YOUR GOAL IS YOUR GOAL. In John Maxwell’s book “Put Your Dream to the Test,” he talks about the Ownership Question. The ownership question asks, “Is my dream really my dream?” Many times what we do is for others; dreams, goals and achievements are to try and make others happy, our parents, our spouse, our friends, our co-workers. In the end, our dreams and goals will only be achieved if they are ours!

“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think;

whatever you want, be sure that it is what you want;

whatever you feel, be sure that it is what you feel.

~ T.S. Eliot

6. ENSURE YOUR GOALS ARE CONGRUENT WITH YOUR VALUES. This subject alone can be a whole discussion. One of the things in today’s world that might be lacking, might be keeping us out of balance, is that what we do is not in alignment with who we are.

The question is do you have your values defined and written down, where you can reference them in times of difficulty? If not, then that needs to be your next step, define these.

Darren Hardy has a great free assessment at www.compoundeffect.com/free

7. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT. What I mean by this is when you are going through this process and working on your goals, what are you saying to yourself? Many times we talk ourselves out of accomplishment, we have that little voice……..you know that little voice that says something like, “what do you think you are doing?” or “who do you think you are” or “you can earn that much,” or “only educated people with degrees can earn that much.” images-4

These are called limiting beliefs. I call them anchors. We drag them around. We know they are there and we let them stop us from achieving our greatness. Wait…is it there?

We can overcome these with affirmations and thoughts, but first you must be aware of them. Right now you may not even be aware they are there and ruling your life. These sometimes come out as fears. The only way to push past these is with faith. Faith and Fear cannot occupy the same space. By the way, any idea what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real

8. DO NOT QUIT! We must remember that we are where we are by making the choices we have made. Some of those choices have been to stop pursuing our DREAMS and GOALS! Now is the time that you can make a course correction. The past is in the past, all we have is today!

A wise friend of mine used to say that there is a reason the rear view mirror is smaller then the windshield; because we are not going that way!

9. EXPERIMENT. I challenge you to try this out for six months. Define the goals, work the plan and grow into who you need to be to achieve them. Remember, you will meet with resistance, both from others in your life, but maybe mostly you! See, we get very comfortable in our lives, we are resistant to change. I heard somebody once said that the only one who likes change is a wet baby!

But, in order for us to change our lives, we must change! Remember………..”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein

ACTION STEP #1 ~ Do the steps listed above

ACTION STEP #2 ~ Do the steps listed above

ACTION STEP #3 ~ DO THE STEPS LISTED ABOVE!

As you read this, TODAYRIGHT NOW can be one of those DECISION POINTS. Today can be the day you discover your potential. Today can be the day you spread your wings and start SOARING! All it takes is DEFINING the VISION, DISCIPLINING the FOCUS and ACHIEVING POSITIVE LEGACY!

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