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Monthly Archives: December 2010

NOW IS THE TIME!! – Daily Word December 31, 2010

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Alright ya’ll this is it!!!! 11 hours, 30 minutes, 22 seconds until the end of one chapter and the beginning of another! The end of a beautiful journey and the beginning of a even beautifuler ride! The reset, the restart, the chance to get it right, the opportunity to do it bigger, the time to make it happen…… This time around take no prisoners!! If you run into any walls either go around it or knock it down!! Failure is not an option! No is just yes to a different question!! Keep going! Stop trying and Just Do!!! Be more definitive about your dreams and aspirations!!! ABSOLUTELY NO ONE CAN HOLD YOU BACK!! YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR UNIVERSE AND THE DICTATOR OF YOUR DESTINY!! THINK OTHERWISE IF YOU WANT BUT YOUR LIFE WILL BE A DIRECT RESULT OF YOUR THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS!!! MAKE IT DO WHAT IT DOES!!! NOW IS THE TIME!!!!!!!

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”
-Julius Charles Hare

“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”
-Stewart B. Johnson

“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”
-Les Brown

“If you don’t do it excellently, don’t do it at all. Because if it’s not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?”
-Robert Townsend

“If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”
-Anita Roddick

“When you reach the top, keep climbing.”

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours”
-Swedish Proverb

Break the Rules!! – Daily Word December 30, 2010

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1 day, 11 hours, 34 minutes, & 18 seconds until 2011! Going into the new year you must make sure that you no longer live someone else life! Rules are the norm! Rules are created to keep you in the box! Rules are the mechanism in which we compromise who we are to become what society wants us to be! Forget the Joneses! Be who you are and do it your way! Only those who attempt the absurd…will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… Let me go upstairs and check. Dare to be different and stop using the rules as an excuse to be mediocre! As Colin Powell once said “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It’s an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.” Break the Rules!! Know what needs to be done then figure out how to do it! This is your life! Your world! Do it Your Way!!

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Katharine Hepburn

“To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution.”
-Joe Cordare

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
-Friedrich Nietzsche

“The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”
-George Bernard Shaw

“You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.”
-Charles E. Popplestone

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward”
-Patricia Sampson

“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.”

Learn the Lessons!! – Daily Word December 29, 2010

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2 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes, 44 seconds! Going into the new year make sure you continue to learn the lessons that life is trying to teach you! Its no longer alright to continue to go through the same things over and over! Stop being so naive and stop being afraid to let go! Get rid of that relationship that you’re afraid to lose even though you know with all your being that this person is holding you back! Change the bad habit that is causing you so much grief knowing that its the one thing that is standing in the way of you and greatness! No more willful blindness!! You know what life is trying to tell you! Stop ignoring it! Take responsibility!! OPEN YOUR EYES! OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES! Life will never ever ever steer you wrong! Even though you don’t see it now following what life tells you will pay off tremendously in the future! NOW IS THE TIME!!

“Life will teach you the lessons, it is up to you to learn them”

“One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.”

“Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.”

“A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.”
-Dan Rather

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”
-Malcolm X

“People who make money often make mistakes, and even have major setbacks, but they believe they will eventually prosper, and they see every setback as a lesson to be applied in their move towards success.”
-Jerry Gillies

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.”
-Cherie Carter-Scott

***Bonus*** “Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”
-Warren G. Bennis

Reserve Your Spot! – Daily Word December 28, 2010

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Good Morning! As I write this there is approximately 3 days, 13 hours, 28 minutes, and 53 seconds until 2011. Many of us made resolutions for this current year and for one reason or the other we weren’t able to fulfill them! Don’t fret! What’s done is done and the only thing that matters is what you can do going forward! This new years don’t make a resolution make reservations!! Reserve you spot at the top! Know that going forward whatever you say you will do you will do! No longer is it acceptable to say things just for the sake of saying them! You must believe, plan, and execute! The only way to fill your reservation is to put your plan in motion! If you know that you are going to be the best ______ (Fill in the blank) then act like you are it already and start doing what the best _____ would do!! Going forward there’s no more being a spectator or commentator! Either play the game or get out of the stadium!! Right now you control what happens going forward!! RESERVE YOUR SPOT!! ITS YOURS FOR THE TAKING!!

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”
-Anthony Robbins

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”
-Charles F. Kettering

“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
-Napoleon Hill

“If you don’t execute your ideas, they die.”
-Roger Von Oech

“Don’t kill the dream – execute it

“Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.”
-Marcus Aurelius

Give Back!! – Daily Word December 27, 2010

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Up and at it my good people! Depending on where you are you may be snowed in! Don’t use that as an excuse to be unproductive! There are many things that you still have to get done! Rain, Sleet, or Snow!! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to generosity! Make sure as you’re going through life that you are not just taking out of it! You must put back! Life is like a bank account the only way you can spend is if you make deposits! If you start withdrawing without replacing the funds then your account will be overdrawn! And we all know what happens to an overdrawn account!! You only get what you give! So if your life isn’t particularly the way you want it to be that may be an indication that you are not giving back enough! It doesn’t have to be money! It can be time, an ear, a kind word, etc; Be in the giving mode often and you will be amazed at what life gives you back! The more you give the more you get so be selfish and give more!! As we enter into this final week of 2010 we must reevaluate ourselves and fix what needs to be fixed in order to live life abundantly! You are in total control!! Make your life great!!

“Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.”
-Vauvenargues, Marquis de

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
-Jim Rohn

“The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.”
-Francesco Guicciardini

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart”
-Arab Proverb

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
-John Andrew Holmes

“Life, like a mirror, never gives back more than we put into it”

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
-Winston Churchill

***Bonus*** “Gifts have ribbons, not strings.” -Vanna Bonta

Enjoy Yourself!! – Daily Word December 24, 2010

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Good Morning my family! Hope all is well! Today’s Daily Word is the final installment in our enjoyment series!! You Enjoyed the Process, Your Family, The Struggle, and Your Accomplishments…. Most importantly you need to Enjoy Yourself!! In your lifetime you are going to spend more time with YOU then you will with any other person, place, or thing! Learn to make that time Enjoyable! Living a life of misery is not only a waste of time… It’s a waste of life!! You were put here to live abundantly! You were given unique skills and talents that were meant to used and fully maximized! You are meant to be happy! If You are not waking up grateful with a smile EVERYDAY…. Then you are doing something wrong!! Enjoy Yourself!! Enjoy Living!! Enjoy everything and everyone around you!! THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!! DON’T LET THEM PASS YOU BY!!!

“Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you’re going to miss in the years ahead.”

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
-Frederick Keonig

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
-Agnes Repplier

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
-Herman Cain

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.”
-Earl Nightingale

“No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.”

***Bonus*** “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”
-Logan Pearsall Smith

Enjoy Your Accomplishments!! – Daily Word December 23, 2010

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Happy Christmas Eve Eve!! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to enjoying your accomplishments! This is to that person who is ALWAYS on the grind! To the man/woman who has many accomplishments to be proud of but because they are so focused they have not taken anytime to realize how far they’ve come! Yup!! I’m talking to you!! ENJOY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! It is absolutely mandatory that once in a while you celebrate yourself! Realize where you came from, see where you are now and appreciate the fact that you’ve made it! Yeah Yeah I know you haven’t reached all your goals yet! I know you still have many aspirations but don’t lose the forest for the tree! Life is a marathon not a sprint!! Stop burning yourself out! Stop being unappreciative to yourself!! No one is really ever going to give you the praise you deserve! Talk your ish!! and be proud of who you are!!!

“A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.”
-Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
-Oprah Winfrey

“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”
-Georgia O’Keeffe

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”
-Thomas J. Peters

“Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover”

“Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have.”

“Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is Love, enjoy it!”
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Enjoy the Struggle!! – Daily Word December 22, 2010

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Good Morning my family! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to the struggle! Anything you do in life you will undoubtedly be confronted with some type of battle! Whether its a battle of ideals or a battle within, the fight to be who you are and have what you want is something that needs to be endured! Enjoy the struggle!! Those who dread, complain, and wish it was over are not fully understanding the lessons involved in difficulty! Difficulties are here to show you where your weaknesses are! The more you don’t embrace struggle the more you will be prone to having them repeated! As Mr. Jackson (@50Cent) says “Joy wouldn’t feel so good if it wasn’t for pain”….. Enjoy the Struggle!! Understand what lessons you are being taught! Correct it! Then Be Great!! The World is yours for the taking…. Only if you want it!!

“For better or worse, our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real.”

“Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.”
-Sarah Ban Breathnach

“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”
-Richard M. DeVos

“Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn’t come before.”
-Shelby Steele

“Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.”
-Mao Tse-Tung

“Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.”
-Bernadette Devlin

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.”
-Vince Lombardi

***BONUS*** “Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.”
-Erwin Rommel

Enjoy the Family!! – Daily Word December 21, 2010

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Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! This week we are officially taking a back seat and talking about the things we should be enjoying in life! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to the family! True Family! Those who have put in work and have earned their spot! Family is the one thing that will give you unconditional love! Rich or Poor real family will be there, Wrong or Right real family will be there! Up or Down Family will still be there! Don’t jeopardize what you know you have for what you think you want! It is imperative that you grind and get everything you want in life but never forget who you are grinding for! Grind Hard but make sure you have time to enjoy it with those who count! Never lose sight of what truly matters!! EVERYTHING – EVERYTHING = NOTHING (Hope you follow)

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family”
-Anthony Brandt

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”
-Barbara Bush

“True family never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
-Arnold Glasow

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
-Brandi Snyder

“I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.”
-Dan Wilcox

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
-Jane Howard

Enjoy the Process!! – Daily Word December 20, 2010

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Happy Monday and welcome to a new beginning! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to enjoying yourself while you are on this journey called life! As many of you know I recently retired from banking to pursue my speaking, writing, and TV/Radio career full-time. As a quick update all I will say is that I am blessed! Shortly after making the decision to fully follow my passion I received an unexpected called from someone who I revere and highly respect for an opportunity to be on TV, her call took me by surprise because I literally grew up listening to her and to be called with this opportunity was an accomplishment within itself. Other blessings include being contracted by a major city agency to teach financial literacy to foster kids, working with a great organization in Harlem who’s goal is to stop recidivism and through this partnership I spent my first full day in Jail….. Teaching about 90 18-24yr old inmates the importance of financial literacy and why when they get out they must stay out! I recently shot 8 episodes of a finance show pilot called “Ask Ash’Cash” which is a finance advice show with a hip and urban edge (Still working on securing a media partner). Also working on a Mind Right, Money Right tour in 2011 reaching Colleges, Churches and Community based organizations (So far I have a few dates secured for 2011….Virginia and Texas I’ll see you next month), working on a partnership with a major internet radio station on doing a weekly segment called “Ask Ash’Cash where callers call in for financial advise …. I can go on but the point of me telling you all this is to explain two things 1) When you want something all you have to do is make the decision and the universe will conspire to make it happen for you and 2) Make sure you are enjoying life while on your mission to a greater you. It would seem by my progress that everything has been all good but I must admit that it hasn’t. There has been days that I’ve been stressing myself out trying to make everything happen at once, there’s been days that I don’t sleep working diligently making sure I don’t miss any opportunities and there’s been days that I’ve been so burnt out that my body would literally shut me down! The moral of the story is this…. Life is to be enjoyed! If you are so consumed with success that you are missing out on the REAL things that matter then you are truly missing the point! God, Family, Friends, and Piece of Mind! That is the true meaning of life!! Don’t get so caught up that you forget about these small but very significant things! Life is for Living!! Work hard but play and love hard as well!! Make sure you have a balance… On that note (and since I went longer than usual) I will leave you with that… Enjoy your holiday and make sure you making the days in your life count!

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”

“Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

“True happiness brings more richness than all the money in the world.”

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
-Robert Brault

“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.”
-Eileen Caddy

“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
-William Feather

“Enjoy Life, Give Joy, and Be at Peace!”

Just Be… – Daily Word December 17, 2010

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Good Morning and welcome to the day that everyone should look forward to…… EVERYDAY!! Always give thanks for another opportunity to get it right! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to just being!! Life is absolutely too short to worry about what other people think! Life is too short to be living someone else’s life! and Life is most definitely too short to not live your life to the fullest!! Stop putting limits on the way you live!! Just be!!! Be who you are! Say what you feel! Live your life!! You are great already and your haters know this! This is why they try to convince you that what you are doing is wrong! Don’t jeopardize your greatness being someone you are not! Your critics, haters, and naysayers will soon go away but you are with you forever!! You should be the only person that matter!! Live life the right way….. YOUR WAY!! Have a great weekend and thanks as always for taking this journey with me!

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
-Raymond Hull

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
-Judy Garland

You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
-Irene C. Kassorla

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
-e.e. cummings

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
-Harvey Fierstein

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.
-Julius Charles Hare

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
-Andre Gide

Be Unapologetic!! – Daily Word December 16, 2010

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Carpe Diem! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being unapologetic! Life is about trying and failing! Its about not allowing yourself to fall victim to fear! Its about making mistakes the fastest so that you can use the rest of your life to live! Never apologize for being who your are! Never be sorry for what you’ve done in the past! Regret nothing !! Your mistakes are your mistakes and they will help guide your future in the right direction! Those who are so afraid to make a mistake that they never try anything will be those who regret forever! Life is for living!! Seize the moment! Do what you feel!! NEVER APOLOGIZE!! NEVER EXPLAIN!! – THIS IS YOUR LIFE!!! (KEYWORD: YOUR)

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
-Albert Einstein

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”
-Sophia Loren

“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”
-Mercedes Lackey

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
-Meister Eckhar

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”
-Charles Richards

“Everybody dies but not everybody lives.”

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
-Abraham Lincoln


“If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.”
-Andrea Boydston

“Never for the sake of getting a living you forget to live.”
-Margaret Fuller

Be Unbeatable!! – Daily Word December 15, 2010

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What’s shaking my soldiers and survivors! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being unbeatable! The key to winning at the game of life is to make a commitment to yourself that you will not lose! Losing only occurs when you give up and stop trying! Those who fix in there minds that victory is the only option will surely get it! There is no competition! The only thing that can stand between you and your dreams is you! Stop the self-sabotage!! Realize the power you have to change your life then change it!! Life is not a spectator sport! You have to suit up and get down and dirty! Losing is for losers!! The win is in the bag as long as you decide that it is!! BE UNBEATABLE!! BE UNSTOPPABLE!! BE THAT PERSON WHO CROSSES THAT FINISH LINE KNOCKING DOWN EVERY OBSTACLE THAT GETS IN YOUR WAY!! – – YOU WILL NOT LOSE!!

“The only one who can beat you is you.”
-Michael Johnson

“A person is not finished when they are defeated. They are finished when they quit.”
-Richard M. Nixon

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy in your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
-Helen Keller

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success”
-Napoleon Hill

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”
-Thomas Fuller

“Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.”
-William J. H. Boetcker

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
-Larry Bird

***Bonus*** “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
-Babe Ruth

Be Unpopular!! – Daily Word December 14, 2010

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Good Morning & Happy Tuesday! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being unpopular! Some how we have been tricked into thinking that being regular, ordinary, normal, or popular are all things that we should strive for. We have been taught that being like everyone else is what makes us special. STOP!! Be different and be daring!! Refuse to be anyone but who you really are and refuse to be nothing but the best! The powers and gifts that you are given innately are unique to you and should be used to its full capacity! No longer is it acceptable to be one of…. BE YOU!! BE DIFFERENT! BE UNPOPULAR!! —– This is the key to living an extraordinary life! This is the secret to being abundant! This is the trick to living your dream!!….. Just be who you are!!

“Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.”

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.”
-Adlai E. Stevenson

“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion”
-Chinese Proverbs

“Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.”
-Thomas Carlyle

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”
-Cecil Beaton

“If you want to stand out, don’t be different; be outstanding.”
-Meredith West

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
-Dr. Seuss

Be Uncomfortable!! – Daily Word December 13, 2010

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Good morning and Happy Monday! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being uncomfortable! Life is full of twist and turns! Some days are going to be good and others not so good! Somethings will stay the same and others will change! In order to live the life of your dreams there are going to be some sacrifices that need to be made! These sacrifices may not be easy but they are necessary! Some of them will take you out of your comfort zone but again its the price you have to pay in order to live the dream! Don’t worry! Don’t fret and Don’t Give up!! You should never give permanent energy towards temporary things! This too shall pass! Learn how to be uncomfortable! Embrace the change and take the opportunity to learn more about who you really are and who you’re going to be! Getting out of your comfort zone is the only way you will grow as a person! Those who take no risk in life are those who are in danger of being mediocre! Don’t be afraid of the unknown! Have faith in yourself and know that no matter what you are going through you will overcome!!! You are powerful beyond belief!!! BE UNCOMFORTABLE AND GROW!! THE WORLD IS YOURS!!

“To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.”
-Peter McWilliams

“Don’t get too comfortable with who you are at any given time – you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.”
-Jon Bon Jovi

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable.”
-Brian Tracy

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
-Denis Waitley

“Adversity is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a person is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.”
-James A. Garfield

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”
-Peter McWilliams

“If you want to be comfortable take an easy job. If you aspire to be great, take off your coat.”

Recharge Your Battery!! – Daily Word December 10, 2010

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Happy Friday my Grinders, Hustlers, Movers and Shakers!! As we wrap up this productive week we are dedicating today’s Daily Word to resting! While you are on your Grustle (Grind + Hustle) make sure that you are taking time to refresh, renew, and re-energize yourself so that you can perform at your peak! The grind means nothing if you can’t give it your all!! I know there are those who promote to grind 24/7 and they may be practicing what they preach but just think about how effective that is! Think of yourself as a luxury car! You’re equipped with all the necessary tools to move comfortably at 100 miles per hour! But imagine if you never got a tune up, oil change, or stopped for gas! You’ll be lucky if the car still moved! Yes it would still look good on the outside but inside it wouldn’t be functional at its original state!! That’s the importance of rest! We have to sometimes remove ourselves from the Daily Grind and recoup so that we are entering the battle with a fair shot at giving it our best! Don’t burn yourself out! REFRESH, RENEW, & RE-ENERGIZE!!

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest”
-Ashleigh Brilliant

“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being”
-Donald Curtis

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
-William S. Burroughs

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
-Sydney J. Harris

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”

“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”
-Ralph Marston

The Talented You!! – Daily Word December 9, 2010

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Good Morning my good folks! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to fully using your talents. You are a unique individual with talents that no one else has! There is Absolutely no living person that can do what you do! Make sure you are using your talents to the best of your ability! Using your talent is about planning, practicing, and executing! Its about working hard everyday to better yourself at your craft! Its about the sweat equity you put in to assure that you continue to be the best that you can possible be! Its never enough to just be talented! Everyone is talented! But those who work hard everyday and are determined to get better are those who excel! Life is too short to blend in! YOU WERE BORN TO BE GREAT!! DON’T STAND IN!! STAND OUT!!

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it.”

“Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package”

“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
-Benjamin Franklin

“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.”
-Dave Weinbaum

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”
-Erica Jong

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”
-Robert Half

Pay the Price!! – Daily Word December 8, 2010

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to paying the price! Anything you want in life has a cost associated with it so in order to attain it you must be willing to pay! Nothing + Nothing = Nothing!! You can’t give nothing and expect to get something! You can’t give little and expect to get a lot! There are no Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on success! Your dedication and commitment to excellence is what will help bring the end result! No shortcuts and no discounts! Do what you need to do to get what you want out of life! Stop feeding the world lemons and expecting to get Caviar!! Put in that sweat equity and prepare to be amazed!

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
-Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”
-Peter McWilliams

“The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.”
-Meister Eckhart

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
-Vince Lombardi

“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price”
-Rudyard Kipling

“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”
-Orison Swett Marden

“You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price”
-Mary Kay Ash

“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”
-Paul Bryant

Excuse Ehh Mwa!! – Daily Word December 7, 2010

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Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to excuses!! In life Excuses are good for….. NOTHING!!! STOP MAKING THEM!! If you have time to make em then you have time to come up with solutions!! Excuses are such a waist of time!! If you want to do something… Do it!! If not then… Don’t! Making excuses is giving yourself a way out and is an attempt in saying its ok! Its never ok to stop trying! If you want something bad enough you must do everything in your power to get it! Even if you don’t get it the 1st time, 2nd or 3rd its always too early to quit! If you don’t get it the 4th, 5th or 100th!! Its always too early to quit!! Excuses are like ———– (Fill in the blank), Everyone has them but it gets you nowhere!! You either do or you don’t!! Find Remedies!! Not Excuses!!

“No one ever excused his way to success.”
-Dave Del Dotto

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
-Benjamin Franklin

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”
-Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.”
-Rudyard Kipling

“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”

**Bonus** “How strange to use “You only live once” as an excuse to throw it away.”
-Bill Copeland

Live Life Urgently!! – Daily Word December 6, 2010

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Happy Monday Family!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to take the world by storm! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to Living life urgently!! In order to attain any goal or aspiration you must always be in the mind frame of making yourself better! Live Life Urgently but Don’t urgently Live!! The reason why most people don’t get what they want out of life is because they spend too much time worrying about things that don’t matter! They make all the insignificant things seem important and the important things seem insignificant! Switch that around IMMEDIATELY! Instead of wasting time impressing people you don’t like spend time investing in yourself! Instead of worrying about what the next person is doing spend time planning and executing your purpose! Everything is not an emergency! Everyday you must do SOMETHING that is going to bring you closer to your destination! Its alright to take breaks every once in a while but don’t make it a habit! Living life urgently is about doing what you love! Its about taking your happiness seriously! Don’t ever forget how important you are and that your life is….. YOUR LIFE!!! Do what needs to be done to live it to the fullest!! LIVE LIFE URGENTLY!!

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.”
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.”
-Jim Rohn

“The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.”
-David McKay

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“No battle of any importance can be won without enthusiasm”

“When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
-Katherine Mansfield

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
-Oscar Wilde