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Taking Imperfect Action Making The First Step

Taking Imperfect Action Making The First Step


Have you ever needed to do something but didn’t feel like it? or you “felt” that the time wasn’t right or you weren’t looking or feeling your best?

I was in this same situation. But this is not a good place to be in.

Opportunities come and opportunities go. Many opportunities are missed because maybe you didnt take action. You were waiting for that perfect moment or the right time to take action or respond.

Kevin Nations said it best when he said “Winners take Imperfect Action while other are perfecting their plans”

Here are a few things you can do to begin taking imperfect action:

1. Push Past Procratination

2. Make a To Do List

3. Set goals

4. Take small steps

If you want to start a business whether is on or off line you’ve got to start somewhere. One small step or one imperfect action is better than doing nothing at all


What to do when life knocks you down

Sometimes life will knock you flat on your back

“Sometimes life will knock you flat on your back and it may seem like all the problems in the world gang up on you to hold you down. You may feel trapped, but you know you can’t give up. Listen to me. You’ve got to find a way out of the situation. Get an attitude. Make the decision that you will overpower whatever you are going through. Don’t stop to complain. Focus all your time and energy on getting ahead.”

Watch as Les Brown shares with us what to do when life knocks you down

“You’ve got to be hungry”- Les Brown


“Give yourself one reason everyday why you are better or bigger than the place in which you find yourself. You don’t have the luxury to get depressed or feel sorry for yourself. Look around yourself relentlessly. Search for ways to free yourself. Keep moving…keep fighting…keep falling forward. You are stronger than you give yourself credit for being. Affirm to yourself over and over again..”I will persist until I succeed. It’s not over until I win!” You have GREATNESS within you!!” — Les Brown

Hope you liked this post.  Never give up because you fall down. Keep it moving because in the end you win!

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Richie Parker born with no arms – and no excuses

Richie Parker  – no arms – no excuses

There Is Nothing In Life That You Can’t Do – No Excuses!


Possibility lies in the belief in yourself

Many people complain about what we can’t do. We then decide to settle for less than what life has to offer.

Richie Parker, a young man born in Beaufort, SC with no arms raised by parents who refuse to allow him to be treated or grow up as abnormal has a lesson for us all.

Despite being told by others what he can’t do because he had no arms, Richie has defeated all odds.

Instead of saying he would not be able to…the question was how would he be able.


“We are going to make it work, We might just do it differently, but it will work!- Lottie Parker

He was raised just like any other normal kid. He learned independence at an early age and was even able to ride a bike.

Richie refuses to be told what he could not do. He even drives and owns his own car.

He now works at Hendrick Motor Sports, Designs Chassis and body parts for race cars, and has worked here for 8 years or so.


“There is nothing I cant do. Only things I haven’t done yet.” – Richie Parker

How do you get through your day?

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What they should be teaching in our schools

Values and real education – what they should be teaching in our schools

I wanted to share a video with you today that may inspire you to learn or even teach your kids this information because the school system doesn’t teach this information…

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Notice this kid is 11 year old and realizes that having a job is not a good goal in today’s economy… Build passive income in the form of investing and building a business!

This kid is amazing he is an entrepreneur already and he is only 11 years old!

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Self Esteem and Insecurities

Self Esteem and Insecurities

Have you thought about what self esteem is and how you can get or improve it? How do you think of your self-esteem. If you are struggling with insecurities, and low esteem issues, I dedicate this video to you, afterwards follow the Nine ways to build your self esteem below the video.

Self Esteem has to do with how you feel about yourself and the way you judge yourself, how you feel about who you are. It is formed by relationships, experiences, and the way you think.

People have high self esteem, low self esteem, and some may have no self esteem at all. People with high self esteem think very highly of themselves, they are confident in whatever they do.

Self esteem It could be a result of a childhood experience, physical appearance, the negative results of peer pressure, how others react towards you, and many other life experiences.

A person with a low self esteem usually feels negative about them-self, they can be timid and shy, always concerned with how they appear to others, always wondering how someone feels about them.

You act and feel according to the image your mind holds

Nine ways to build your self esteem

1. See yourself as succeeding. Hold this mental picture in your mind unwavering. Refuse to see yourself as failing. Never doubt yourself, regardless of how things may look. Always picture success.

2. When negative thoughts come immediately cancel it out with positive thoughts

3. Refuse to allow yourself to build up obstacles in your mind.

4. Do not attempt to imitate or compare yourself to other people or be like them.

5. Repeat these scriptures with confidence and faith several times a day: ” …if God be for me, who can be against me” (Romans 8:31) and “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me ” (Philippians 4:19).

6 Seek to know yourself. Find out what motivates you, what makes you tick. How you think.

7. Seek to understand your own ability, increase it , and develop a self respect. Believe in yourself and the power God has given you.

8. put yourself and all of your circumstances in God’s hand. Grasp and hold firm to the fact that the kingdom of God is with you. (Luke 17:21)

9. Remind yourself each day that you will not be defeated because God is with you.

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Visualizing Your Dreams

Visualizing Your Dreams

Visualizing What You Want.  Visualize what you really want, focus on it. Dream BIG. The clearer it becomes, the better you can see it coming. Believe that what you want is coming. Have a goal or  dream that will take you out of your comfort zone.

It was said that if your goal or dream can be simply and easily accomplished by your own mere means, then it is not big enough.

If you desire a new home, start visualizing how many rooms you’d like, the color you want the master bathroom, the type of furniture you want it.

You CAN have what you want.  You CAN reach your goals.

Prayerize, Visualize, Actualize!!!


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Five Ways To Face And Overcome Challenges

Five Ways To Face And Overcome Challenges

Challenges are those things that we face whether they are voluntary or involuntary.  Most of us have faced or had to deal with challenges like having to figure out how a bill is going to be paid after a job loss, or how you are going to go from point A to point B when your car has broken down.

Then there are those challenges that we make ourselves like losing weight, improving our business, or obtaining an educational degree.

Whatever the challenge, I am going to share with you five ways that will help you to face and overcome those challenges.challenges3

Decide that you will win and be victorious.

There are times when you’re faced with a challenge, you may want to give up before you even attempt it. But in order to overcome the challenge whatever it may be, you must first decide that you are willing to face it then tell yourself you can overcome it and you will be victorious.

Get Some Energy

Sometimes facing challenges can deplete your energy.  I can attest to that.  Sometimes a challenge can seem so great that it may tend to make you feel like you need to put it off until another time.  What helped me muster up energy to face  some of my challenges is exercise.  That’s right, exercise. I have found that when I took the time to work out,  I had more energy and this motivated me to start and complete my challenge

Take One Bite At A Time

Take one bite at a time. It sounds simple enough but you’d be surprise at the fact that some people try handle large task and challenge in extremely short periods of time causing them to be frustrated. Sometimes we want to tackle things head on and all at once. But try taking small steps; do one thing at a time.  Some people like to do the easiest part of a task first saving the hardest for last and some like to do just the opposite.

Write It Down

Write things down. Write down your challenges.  Write down what you want to accomplish and when or  the time period that you want to complete or overcome your challenge.  Write down how you intend to face or approach your challenge, what you need to do and how you feel about your challenge.  Writing things down helps you see and remember what needs to be done, it reminds you of what you to focus on.

Also write down your activity during the
challenge. This will help you see where you are and how close you are to getting things accomplished.  Writing things down as you go along will also help you spot problem areas that you may need to work harder on. This can give you different ways and ideas to tackle your challenges.

Know Yourself

One of the big things in facing challenges is knowing yourself and you limitations. You cannot face or tackle a challenge like the next person can.

I heard about a guy who set a challenge for himself in his business. He would stay up day and night getting little to no sleep for several months.  He wanted to not only prove to himself that he could do it but he was on a determined mission.  Though it took him a little longer than he had planned, He eventually quit his job, but he not only sacrificed his health by not getting proper rest but he sacrificed time with family, and days off from work. He ultimately had domestic problems which he was able to worovercome1k out slowly.

Not everyone can do this and quite frankly it would be an unhealthy choice on many levels to do so. This is why it is so important to know yourself and your limitations, know and understand what you are and are not willing to sacrifice.

Challenges, no matter how hard they are can be faced with the right mind set, proper planning, and the right motivation.

Hopefully, whatever your problems or challenges you maybe facing something I’ve shared here will be able to help you.

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4 Things To Learn From Grand Children

4 Things To Learn From Grand Children

For the past week I’ve had the exciting opportunity to spend time with my grand children.

I don’t get to see them often and being with them helps me see things with a different view.
Each time I see them they’ve grown. Each time I have them I learn more.

My youngest are twins who are 4 years old. They are so full of energy. So intelligent, so full of common knowledge.

I’m learning so much right now like patience! I can’t do much of anything in a hurry! That includes No microwave foods, no fast foods! This means I have too make the time too cook a full meal. 

You are probably wondering why I don’t give them fast quick foods….personally I feel it’s unhealthy for them. So I don’t do many of the fast food chains. Of course I’ve taken them for ice cream or yogurt but other than that…well I just cook.  They love it!

Another thing I’ve learned is improved listening skills. They each have so much to say and if I miss something or don’t realize what they are saying then I fail to understand their needs and requirements. Like one of them was doing some addition and the other was too but got one incorrect. Had I not been paying attention I would have missed the opportunity to ensure they got the right answer for future adding activities.  They like to tell me little short stories so even when I’m busy I stop and see what they have to say. One if the twins likes to sing, so occasionally she’ll just start singing and my listening skills are in effect to make sure she is not singing inappropriate lyrics.

Then there is time management. Now I get up earlier, Go to bed earlier, and well, I pretty much take note of my schedule more, because I have to make sure they get their rest and I get mine.

Lastly but not finally I realize I’ve got to start going to the gym! These little ones really wear me out quickly. They are like the energizer bunny, they seem to have never ending energy. I’ve been able to keep up but we all fall asleep as soon as we get home!

So as you can see there is a lot to learn from grandkids. Especially when you don’t get a chance to be around them much!

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