The Mountain Story

November 28, 2008

“A son and his father were walking on the mountains.

Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?”

He receives the answer: “Who are you?”

And then he screams to the mountain: “I admire you!”

The voice answers: “I admire you!”

Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!”

He receives the answer: “Coward!”

He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”

The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.”

Again the man screams: “You are a champion!”

The voice answers: “You are a champion!”

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;

Life will give you back everything you have given to it.” 


— Unknown Author



Trust, Hope, and Faith

November 27, 2008

What do you do when things go astray? How do you function when things do not go your way? To whom do you turn? Many turn to God, some turn to friends, some will go to their family. What do you do?

Some turn to drugs, some turn to alcohol, some take a break and go “get a smoke”. Some gamble, some turn to unhealthy relationships. Many will eat, so even if they won’t have their challenge resolved, they will at least feel satisfied and more comfortable in the moment because they, at least, have a “full feeling” from a full belly.

If you notice, everyone in these cases is looking for a sense a reassurance. They want a feeling of comfort. They all want to feel like things are going to be better. The real question is, regardless of any particulars, won’t the challenges that you face go away, some way, some how, at some point down the road? For the most part, of course they will. This is not to trivialize circumstances in any way, however we all know that things happen and things change, whether we like it or not.

Just like the stock market, things do up and things go down. Remember, that even though things go down, it does not mean that they have to stay there. You can choose to allow things to fluctuate on their own or you can also work to have those things triumphantly return. This is your choice.

Remember, even as the stock market sinks in today’s economy, you can choose to look at fluctuations in two different ways. In an unstable market, one may think that the world is ending. They prematurely pull all of their money and investments because they believe that even if they can pull a portion of the money, they feel more comfortable than potentially losing the whole amount. Again, it is a feeling of comfort.

On the other end, what if, while the market goes down, which means that it is extremely cheap, and you invest? If you invest low, when the price goes up, you could make a bundle!  It’s about being smart and doing the right things at the right times. 

If I had told you in the late 1990’s, that you could buy GM stock for $1.50, which was trading above $50?  Wouldn’t you have jumped on it? That would have been a GREAT DEAL, right!?!? Of course it would have. Well, just the other day GM’s stock fell to near that price. Then about an hour later the price went up to nearly $3.50. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but the truth is, that in comparison to the low of $1.50, it was a GREAT deal!  The price doubled! If you would have bought just before the increase, you would have doubled your money in a couple of hours!

Remember, everything is always relevant in comparison to something else. Additionally, things are not always as bad as you may think. Things are only bad because that is YOUR interpretation of things.

If you change your perspective, you change your ability to change your environment. With that being said; at the beginning I mentioned that people do many things to feel better about their circumstances. Instead of turning to many other “outside things” to use as a (and many times well intentioned) “hit” or in some cases “a crutch”, what if you just began to feel better…? …feel better in general and specifically about your circumstances? What if you just started to feel hope? What if you just had faith? What if you just started to trust? If you could, which you can, wouldn’t your life change? Of course it would!  You can feel great at any time regardless of your circumstances – this is a key to the Law of Attraction!

Don’t believe what anyone else tells you that you don’t want to believe. You are in control of you. You are not just a fishing bobber on the open ocean. You are a smart, thinking, crafty human being with thoughts, feelings, and the ability to take action. Determine what you want out of life regardless of circumstances, make a plan, improve how you feel, and take massive action. I have faith in you and that things will change…. And in the meantime, stay positive!  Trust, hope and have faith (in God and) in the best investment EVER – YOU! – Double opt in to be instantly emailed my free ebook – The Top 10 Secrets Of The Law of Attraction!

This was from an email that was forwarded to me.  I don’t know if it is true, however, it does make you think… 


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely

open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an

absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight

from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as

is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a

prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble

creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is

placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about

helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight

elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once,

it takes off like a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it

dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the

top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides

near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it

completely destroys itself.


In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We

struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing

that all we have to do is look up!

     – Original Source Unknown

What can you learn from this?


November 4, 2008

In light of the Election today, today could not be a better time for this post.


Change is an interesting topic.  As you probably know, this topic has been thrown around during the election cycle like it is a hot potato in an overcrowded kitchen. Additionally, the topic of change has been the hottest topic in all major media outlets recently.  In fact, in marketing, the most overused phrases are “new and improved.”  Overall, change is something that is different, which means that it is not necessarily good, and at the same time, it is not necessarily bad.


The real question becomes what kind of change do you want?  Do you want things to get better?  Or are you content with ANY change and you will accept “bad” change, as long as it qualifies under the banner of “change”?


This begs the question, what do you REALLY want?  Think about that – what do you REALLY want?  It’s a pretty broad question, I know.  What do you want for your life?  What do you want for your career?  What do you want for your family?  What do you want for your health?  What results do you want in your finances?  Overall, these are all great questions to be considered because change happens all of the time whether we actively pursue it or not – and you need to determine what you want for yourself.


The challenge is that most people make decisions (or change rather) by looking at the past.  They make decisions by looking at the pain that they have experienced in the past.  Sadly, the chances of success of this strategy are about as good as driving down a busy highway while looking out the back window.  As you obviously know, this strategy is destined for failure!


The best strategy is totally different!  Figure out what you want and go for it!  It is that simple!  Determine your outcome, develop a plan, and execute that plan.  The path to success is very simple – perhaps the beginnings are a tad difficult.  Figure out your outcome and make it happen!


The real question becomes – regardless of the past, what do you want to happen?  What results do you want to have?  You are in control and you need to lead YOU!


Before you decide that you want change, stop and consider your perspective.  Decide what you want for your outcome and then go for it!  This easy, process oriented strategy is the best strategy for positive change (no matter how you vote!)!!!


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In times of economic crisis, everything looks bad. Stocks go down, prices go up. Everything seems to shift toward the downside.

To iterate the current economy, things are a bit sporty. We look to have inflation rise, our dollar is worth less than we prefer for it to be, gasoline prices are high and some stations are even running out of gas.

On a different note of uncertainty, some parts of the US have really bad weather. Other parts can’t even buy rain…. Wars and skirmishes are breaking out on many fronts, and many new wars lurk around the corner. Our banking institutions are having trouble and taxpayers are on the line for bailing them out. Regardless, we face uncertain economics, a looming depression, and overall grave situations in our world.

On top of this we have political challenges in the US and an election right around the corner to determine the direction and fate of our country for the next 4 plus years. No matter which party you tend to frequent, you probably think well, there’s one candidate that I don’t like and the other I can tolerate, so the choices are perfect. And whomever gets elected is really not going to be able to steer the country out of it’s current situation any time soon, if at all. Let’s face it, these current times look bleak… Really bleak…. The question is, are things really bleak? Or is that simply how we interpret the situation?

Everything in this world is a product of who we are. Everything that we see, witness, or interpret is a matter of how we filter the world. Importantly, how we filter the world, determines how we feel. Ultimately, we are the key because we determine how we feel.

If we determine how we feel, we are in control of our own world. We may not be in control of all of the outside forces and factors, however, we determine how we are going to react in any situation. If we control how we feel, we control our results and therefore our outcomes.

Many people tend to focus on how things should be, or how things aren’t good right the moment. Perhaps a better approach is to appreciate where things are right this moment? Maybe you can focus on feelings of gratitude and success-based results. If you begin to focus on the great things that you have right now and the things that you really want to you have, you will begin to steer your results in the direction of your dreams regardless of outside factors.

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