It appears people with ideas are not being held back by the “economy”  or the impending elections.  They just create a plan of action and seize opportunities regardless of circumstances.
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Stop it!

As a life coach I have heard lots of reasons people give for continuing self-defeating behavior. Having been trained in clinical psychologist I try to listen with compassion – but sometimes I have this urge to just cut to the chase.
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I continue to see people stepping out with big audacious projects here in the last quarter of the year.  David Powers just bought a collection of 40,000 comic books.  He is confident he can triple his investment and keep select originals for his own personal collection.  Matthew Casteel has ramped up his VA business – now employing 15 virtual assistants full time.  Erich Kurschat just spent a week in Switzerland presenting his workshop after a participant heard him speak in Chicago.  It appears people with ideas are not being held back by the “economy”  or the impending elections.  They just create a plan of action and seize opportunities regardless of circumstances.
Be sure to check out the business opportunity I offered this week.  If you have a plan for distributing 4,000 copies of the Spanish version of 48 Days to the Work You Love you could handle your Christmas budget and more.  Need an extra $14,000?  
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live
in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." 
-  Theodore Roosevelt

Are you overlooking your opportunity?

Antonio Pasin came to the U.S. in 1914 at the age of 16.  He had a dream of having his own business but he had no money and found it difficult to even get a job at only 16.  Finally, he was able to start a small cabinet making business.  To haul his tools to his shop every day he made a small wagon that he pulled along.  But seeing the wagon, his customers began requesting one for their children – and the Radio Flyer was born. Read more

Hypnagogia – yeah, you want this...

I love Sundays.  After lunch Joanne and I typically share about whatever books we’re currently reading and then take a leisurely nap.  Being on no particular schedule we can drift into and out of sleep.

I especially love that time that is just in between being awake and being asleep.  That time that is referred to as “threshold consciousness” where dreams are indistinguishable from waking, where out of body experiences are common and ideas can be merged with supernatural wisdom and insight.  Yes, it actually has a name – Hypnagogia.  Read more

How do I dream bigger?

Last week I received this question from a podcast listener:

“How do I dream bigger? I am 29 and have outgrown my prior big dreams by God’s good grace. Once one has achieved what they previously thought impossible, how do you stretch your dreams to be even bigger and better? The ultimate goal is to achieve His will and I am being stretched to recognize exactly what that is as big goals are achieved quickly.”  Read more

Can you catch up with your dreams?

  • Every day I dread going to work and when I get home I feel like I've accomplished nothing.
  • When does “the work you love” start loving you back.
  • I’m selling stuff for others on Craigslist and keeping 50%.  Is this a viable business model?
  • If I lose my job can my family camp in your back yard?
  • I've been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and have been given 3 weeks personal leave to get it together.
  • I feel like a Lion that has been tamed and conditioned to adapt to zoo life. I lost my roar.

Have you ever wished they'd start the merry-go-round again so you could get on a different horse?

The word “interview” is derived from a Latin word that means "to see about each other."

Humor - Little more work time

A pastor was bragging that it only took him the time to walk from the parsonage to the church to get his Sunday sermon so the congregation bought him a new house 10 miles from the church.

Quotations - Books

“When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.”  Christopher Morley

“Books are the main source of our knowledge, our reservoir of first faith, memory, wisdom, morality, poetry, philosophy, history and science.”  Daniel J. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress Emeritus

“The books you read today will fuel your earning power tomorrow.”  -- Tim Sanders

“When I want to read a good book, I write one.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“When you write from the heart, you not only light the dark path of your readers, you light your own way as well.”  Marjorie Holmes

“A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.”  Franz Kafka

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