“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” Confucius
None of us enter a personal relationship with the expectation that it will end badly, or at least, we shouldn’t.
But we are human. We are imperfect creatures who are susceptible to our emotions.
We do our best and commit to being vulnerable and becoming open to both the beauty and the challenges of love. Full transparency is the only way that we can be the best partners possible. …
Some of us are looking for a more meaningful line of work or a way in which we can contribute to the betterment of those around us. Something that is enriching and profound. Something that moves us deep within; A purpose that is beyond the generality of a job and the duties of a position that doesn’t fit with our core values and who we are.
Your “why” or your reason for committing fully to something should have a deeper meaning than being purely superficial. Otherwise, it is too easy to lose motivation, especially when times get challenging. …
You entered this beautiful world as your grandpa was called to leave.
There are profound feelings that stir deep within me. They cannot be extinguished.
Your birth is significant on so many levels.
I am here to guide you, protect you and strengthen you.
There is nothing that will ever take precedence over the love and care for our family.
Your mother and I want you to live with the joy, laughter and all the curiosity that is the essence and innocence of childhood.
The world is a beautiful place.
Your dreams aren’t just imaginary, they are real possibilities. …
“The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.” Eckhart Tolle
When we are under significant amounts of stress we tend to lose our perspective. We become overwhelmed, anxious, and at times irrational. It can feel as if we are contained and restricted.
We can become increasingly impulsive and overreactive. We bounce from one consideration to the next and from one task to another, never fulfilling our obligations or reaching our objectives. Remaining focused gets increasingly difficult.
As we evolve through life, we should strive to learn from the errors of our ways but reflection is easier when we are in a rational state, not panicked. …
Share your story. Your actual story. The one that you’ve run from, been terrified of, and are ashamed of. The one that you know will make people look at you just a little differently.
Courage. It’s so rare.
You’re capable of changing someone’s life.
You possess the lessons in life that matter. They’re not for sale. Adversity and struggle are the only tuitions.
Forget the justifications, the postering, and the pretensions. It’s too transparent and too shallow. There’s no value in that book. It’s elementary.
Cut to the bone and declare your truth.
Someone somewhere needs to know that they’re not the only ones that feel a million miles from normal. …
You’re entering a partnership to realize the true potential and power of collaboration.
You want to leverage your skill sets, increase the speed and magnitude of your output and to garner support from one another.
It should be positive and meaningful for everyone involved.
A good synergy can move your growth curve exponentially.
Partnerships can also alleviate the overwhelming and demanding workload of a sole proprietor. Two or more intelligent and capable people will be far more productive than a solo operator if you work together.
We have unique skill sets and expertise. We learn from one another. We are motivated by one another. …
“Fortune favors the bold.” -Virgil
You need sales to realize profits. Without sales, there’s no opportunity to capture margin. There’s nothing but a product or a service; idle and in need of consumption. Production is futile without distribution.
Sales are the essence of the global economy. Energy, agriculture, freight, pharmaceuticals, education, medical, transportation. It’s all bought and sold.
Gold diggers and gunslingers. There’s a market for everything and someone to play in it.
It doesn’t matter what you’re selling botox to crude oil, pens to Porsche’s, online courses to life insurance. Someone is facilitating the process of moving that widget from production to distribution to end-user. …
Heartache and heartbreak.
Both send you helplessly into the abyss.
One has passed, the other moved on.
Reaching, yearning, crying, simply too much to miss.
Life can’t always be fair.
There’s pain, disappointment and those who will never care.
We lose what matters and we stand alone.
Stripped of our dignity, our hope, right down to the bone.
We remain defeated on the cold desolate shore.
The tide creeps out and the icy wind stabs evermore.
The seasons of life move our core.
Sorrow, hope, despair, belief.
We pick up the shells to console our grief.
The sun does set and the moon will beam. …
Our sense of worth should never be determined by someone else’s inability to commit or communicate effectively. Often, it’s the manifestation of another’s inability to reconcile their lingering emotional turbulence, not you.
Ah, affairs of the heart. They captivate us all and at times quite irrationally, especially when they are brand new.
In the beginning, they can make us weak-kneed and dreamy. They are fun, intoxicating and seemingly limitless. We are consumed by every aspect of our potential partner.
From their lingering scent to their handwriting, their unique style to the way they say our names. …
I was the President of that company.
Who cares? Nobody.
Past success in terms of positions held, achievements earned, levels of income attained, fame, and prominence can all run its course.
This phenomenon is all too common among athletes, business executives, and entertainers.
If you’re not committed and disciplined enough to remain focused on constant improvement, stagnation and irrelevance will quickly be upon you.
The world is always in motion and it’s feast or famine. Stay at the top of your game or become the game. Your past success means nothing in terms of guaranteed future results.
“The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency. Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It’s not failure but aiming too low, that is life’s greatest tragedy.” Benjamin E. …