Hard Work Out Beats Talent Every Time!

I had to fight for a pork chop! My determined nature began at the beginning just trying to get a second helping at the table.  Being the youngest of eight, it was dog eat dog.  LOL!  but I did develop a like for winning.  I am willing to do the work necessary to win.  I am ok with second place, but I always trained to win first place.  I did not wake up and train to be second.  If it happened, I vowed to work harder so that one day I could win first place. I like winning.  I am willing to do the work necessary to win.  I am ok with second place, but I always trained to win first place.  I did not wake up and train to be second.  If it happened, I vowed to work harder so that one day I could win first place. My daughter,  saw this picture and said, “why are you so happy in this picture?” She could see my big gleaming smile but thought it was weird I was wearing a suit while standing on the sidewalk at our farm. It was not weird to me; I was already well into working on my 20-year plan… success mindset and success lifestyle. I told my daughter, “I was happy because I loved winning.”   She said, “Winning what?” She did not notice that I was wearing my medals around my neck, so I said, “these were medals I won in gymnastics.  I’m smiling because winning makes me happy.”   She said, “yes mom, I know winning makes you happy.” I have every report card; every award where I got the medal for the highest grades in my class;  every ribbon I won for every track meet event, my swimming and lifeguard awards and my 10K medals.  I like winning.  But the real story is that I had to work for it.  There were kids that were bigger than me, more talented than me and smarter than me.  But I could outwork anyone.  I was always determined and willing to do whatever it takes to win, no matter how long it takes.   There is no surprise that I have tenacity, I am the youngest of eight children and happened to be the runt of the litter.  I would play basketball with them and no one lowered the net for me; I had to shoot the ball into the real net.  Every year I challenged my mother to a race.  I wanted to beat my mother, who was very fast.  She never let me win.  I knew if I worked at it, I would win one day.   That day came and it was great because I had to work for that win.  My mother was happy for...

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Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe Sometimes the cup is so full it overflows.  Time is limited for those who want to achieve big dreams. Energy, enthusiasm, focus, and results fade away if we do not choose how to spend our time more wisely. We need to unsubscribe from distractions, toxic people, overscheduling, information overload, social media, and  TV if we want to do our best work and if we want to be our best selves in our relationships.  Many of these distractions are things we invite into our lives so we do not have to focus on the tasks at hand.   People are overwhelming themselves with minutiae.   It’s happening every moment in FB. email and texting.  Turn down the volume of the noise, Unsubscribe from the distractions.  Live your own great life!  Subscribe to the wonderful things that will enhance you and add years to your life. Thoughts on Unsubscribing Why am I attracted to energy draining things and people?  How can I be more present in my life? What can I unsubscribe from?...

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Body knows what the mind is thinking

The body has a natural capacity to heal itself if we nurture it with the right ingredients. Exercise makes the body strong, and strong body makes us more confident. A strong body reinforces positive body language that affects  DNA the same way positive thoughts do. A strong body becomes more important when we have been through trauma, or have lost any aspect of our health or body functions. We must rally on to build and work with what we have no matter what the limitations are. Food and proper nutrition fuel the body and brain. It is an important ingredient that can allow us to actively heal ourselves. Mismanaging our fuel or being irresponsible with our choices can damage our results. Perfection is a pressure we don’t need with respect to our diet. What should be considered, is that food is medicine.  Food heals, food fuels, and good nutrition is a form of loving ourselves.  The body knows what the mind is thinking.  The two are interconnected and tapping into this belief can change everything about how the body feels, moves and what it looks like.  Change the thoughts you have about your body and health by telling your mind all the positive things about your body.  Think it to become it; over and over again. We have more information than ever before about what to eat to be healthy and properly weighted.  And yet we are a nation of over-weighted people.  Now more than ever before is there  proof  that the mindset has to be changed first in order for the body to receive the care and love it needs from us.  The abuse of food can only be stopped by the power of the mind and then the power of the plate will no longer dominate your health.  You are what you think.   Take the power back and have the life you...

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Act 1 sucked! Act 2 blessed!

    Act 1 of life for many is full of hope, dreams and promises. Year after year we accomplish more things and our world expands in many wonderful glorious ways. Our nature is to keep moving forward and upward. Then we have families who have hopes and dreams too and we find ourselves living busy lives and then one day we start to wear out just a wee bit. The conclusion of Act 1 finds many of us tired, overworked, financially stressed, maybe divorced, widowed, rethinking our relationships, imperfect health and weight. Maybe empty nesters(or soon to be)and we have probably lived through aging parents and many of us have experienced the death of loved ones. In my case, I had all of the above plus a massive car accident that left me severely brain injured, multiple physical injuries and a brain injured baby. I spent Act 1 – 28 years rallying back from those injuries and looking forward to Act 2. Well I am in Act 2 now….Yippeeeee!!!!!! I discovered the purpose out of all that happened to me and my daughter. It took 15 years to relearn how to read and am now I am a speaker and trainer. My life’s mission is to show others how the power of the mind can change every aspect of your life, health, career and relationships. Our beliefs systems determine how we approach our life journey. We are what we think. I am the queen of the power of the mind. I used my belief systems to survive 6 critical care trauma units. I used my belief systems to survive 3 deaths, coma and PTSD. I used the power of the mind to teach my brain how to read, write and talk again. I used the power of my mind to tell my body it could walk, swim and run again. Our minds are powerful. We must harness our thoughts, emotions and feelings in a positive way. I recaptured my career, wrote a book, conquered my fear of telling my story on stages to others. Why? I realized that what I wanted was to make sense of my life journey, stand on my story and share it with others so that they could be inspired to climb their own mountains. When people ask me what I do, I tell them I climb mountains. I know how to climb big ass mountains. I get to the top no matter what. I know how to do this. When everything is stacked up against me, I know how to get to where I want to go and succeed in reaching my goals. This is my truth and only truth. This is the only thing my mind and body know. What do you want to be your truth? What do you want to tell your mind and body so that you can climb your next mountain? You are what you think; so dream...

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Winning Mindset

My resilient nature began at the beginning.  I like winning.  I am willing to do the work necessary to win.  I am ok with second place, but I always trained to win first place.  I did not wake up and train to be second.  If it happened, I vowed to work harder so that one day I could win first place. My daughter, Shea saw this picture and said, “why are you so happy in this picture?” She could see my big gleaming smile but thought it was weird I was wearing a suit while standing on the sidewalk at our farm. It was not weird to me; I was already well into working on my 20-year plan… success mindset and success lifestyle. I told my daughter, “I was happy because I loved winning.”   She said, “Winning what?” She did not notice that I was wearing my medals around my neck, so I said, “these were medals I won from gymnastics. I’m smiling because winning makes me happy.”   She said, “yes mum, I know winning makes you happy.” I have every report card; every award where I got the medal for the highest grades in my class;  every ribbon I won for every track meet event, my swimming and lifeguard awards and my 10K medals.  I like winning.  But the real story is that I had to work for it.  There were kids that were bigger than me, more talented than me and smarter than me.  But I could outwork anyone.  I was always determined and willing to do whatever it takes to win, no matter how long it takes.   There is no surprise that I have tenacity, I am the youngest of eight children and happened to be the runt of the litter.  I would play basketball with them and no one lowered the net for me; I had to shoot the ball into the real net.  Every year I challenged my mother to a race.  I wanted to beat my mother, who was very fast.  She never let me win.  I knew if I worked at it, I would win one day.   That day came and it was great because I had to work for that win.  My mother was happy for me. I have had some great ups in my life because of my hard work ethic and I am proud of those.  I am even more proud of the downs and how I fought back to get back up.   I know how to fight and work hard to win.  I applied this tenacity to doing the work I needed to win again.  When you dust yourself off and get back into the game no matter what; no matter the pain, scrapes, and cuts; you build resilience.  You can start building resilience at any stage of life. Everyone can build resilience.   We need resilience for life.  Stuff happens and we need to pull up our big girl panties and soldier on. I build resilience  every day that I drag my butt out to the stairs and run 3000 up and down; I am building my resilience; my bulletproof mindset.  Yes, I get fit!  That is the by-product of physicality.   But when I am finished running the stairs, I know I can go out and do what I need to do in my life no matter how challenging the daily tasks might be to accomplish my goals. When you are stuck mentally or emotionally, go out and move.  The  mind and body are connected.  Use the power of movement to build emotional resilience.   Our minds know what...

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Are you an amateur or a pro?

Resistance outwits the amateur by using their own enthusiasm against themselves. Resistance tempts the amateur to dive into projects with over-ambitiousness and unrealistic timetables. Resistance seduces the amateur and knows that they can not sustain that level of intensity and will burn out. Resistance will assume any form to keep amateurs from doing their work. Resistance has no conscience; it thrives on mediocrity and self-doubt. The professional outwits resistance with patience, order, practice, focus, energy, and concentrates on preparation at the deepest level. The pro does their work out of love. Loving the work/art/calling or enterprise turns a hard day’s work into purposeful satisfaction. This is what shifts the odds of success in the pro’s favor. A pro loves the practice, the striving, the training, the diligent, time-consuming pursuit of the advantage. Living the life you imagined requires all of us to live our life like a pro.  Overcoming any obstacles, barriers or setbacks requires us  to be more pro-minded than anyone else.  We don’t have time to be average if our goals, dreams, happiness, and health depend on us to taking our lives seriously. As you can see from my website, I took my recovery seriously and lived my life above the line, like a pro, training for the most important race of my life.  My ability to dedicate myself to the daily training no matter the time, effort or pain determined whether I was going to win or lose the game of life. I wanted to be able to walk again, but I wanted more; I was not satisfied with walking, I wanted to run again.  And when I achieved that I wanted to run 3000 stairs a day.  3000 stairs a day is not what an amateur does.  It is what a pro does.  I am pro-minded.  I do not subscribe to the mindset of mediocrity.  I would still be bedridden and would still struggle with my ability to read and write.  Although I am not still a work in progress I am determined to keep striving. Sharing this with you is meant to inspire you to rally back, to move forward with gusto and if you have not been thrown off the horse, so to speak…..than seriously saddle up and get going.  The world needs more...

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