In my twenties and thirties, I was NOT into Christmas or the holidays at all. The mere sight of a Santa Claus induced an urge to vomit or throw that Santa through a plate glass window. I'm not kidding. I had an extreme visceral reaction to the "lies" of holiday season.
Over time I realized that my reactions were not to the fantasies or the cute mythical stories, but to my own associations and connections I had as a kid in my parent's house during the holidays. In our house, Santa was basically Satan's brother (no joke) and if Satan was the "Father of Lies," Santa was definitely the "Uncle of Lies." Now, I understand that my parents, especially my Dad, were striving to never lie to their children about what really happens on Christmas Eve; but instead of simply explaining that there are these make-believe stories others tell, but in our family we decided not to tell them, my parents came to the conclusion that a frontal assault on those...
I hear all the time that we need to ONLY focus on the POSITIVE to get the life that we want. This is one of the biggest lies I think I have ever been told. Don't get me wrong, focusing on the positive is great, but many would tell you to IGNORE the NEGATIVE entirely.
There is some truth to "like attracts like" however, I have found that this principle rarely applies to the PHYSICS or ENERGETICS of things.
Objects can be positively charged, negatively charged or neutral (no charge). A substance that gains electrons becomes negatively charged, while a substance that loses electrons becomes positively charged. Atoms or molecules that become charged (positively or negatively) are ions. If one is charged and the other is not - they attract.
So... the negative charge in me, attracts the positive charge in you, and vise versa. And in a system, like an atom or a human body, there are negatively and positively charged objects attracting and working together to make what we call a physical...
The movie Inception is one of my favorites. I don't usually buy DVDs, but for this movie, I bought the special edition BluRay.
If you have never seen it... check it out. They play with the concept of a "dream within a dream... within a dream." Or as I put it, "a story within a story, within a story." A high level idea for sure, but very applicable in the "real world."
You may hear a lot of "gurus" out there talk about sharing "Your Story" to your prospects and clients. They teach how to do it effectively, how to engage audiences, and how to sell using your story. And from what I can see, what is being taught is accurate, however it is also INCOMPLETE.
When we focus only on our story, the relationships we build become lopsided. This is true in business, relationships, and life in general. Your story is only one third of the formula to craft the PERFECT STORY for your business, relationships and life.
There are actually THREE...
Hey everyone... I thought I would share this awesome letter that was sent out on my behalf. I am grateful and blessed to have people like this in my life. Enjoy and I hope to see you soon
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There is a common notion that has been floating around for years and it starts with these two words: I DESERVE....
"I deserve to make a lot of money." "I deserve to have a partner that loves and honors me." "I deserve to have the best things in life." And the list could go on and on.
Unfortunately, this notion is A LIE. A lie that has been amplified throughout the personal development circles and beyond as a way to persuade people into thinking that they instantly "deserve" XYZ just because they are able to fog a mirror. Again, this is another example of how words, and the meaning of words have been warped to suit an agenda that only serves the elite, and most definitely does not serve the masses.
DESERVE comes from -de- which means "completely" and -servire- from which we derive the word serve. To deserve something means it has a built in condition. There must be merit associated with it or it is a lopsided equation. If I don't show up to work on time every day, do I deserve a...
We are not thought leaders... we are thought PROVOKERS.
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