Happy New Year!!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Today’s universal mental workout to kick off 2018 firstly wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year and all the luck in the universe for achieving your dreams and conquering goals. However, in order to achieve your goals and dreams, you need to have them first. Not just dreams and goals that others or society would like you to attain, but what desires burn deep inside you. Accomplishing goals and dreams begin with mindset. Also, since success is not guaranteed, learning and growth factor become extremely important. Learning and growth go together in perfect combination, a sincere word team concept literally and figuratively.

For 2018 set your mind to the best mindset prepared for growth and life learning. Because there's always more life for all of us to be constantly learning from mail-room clerk to CEO. After all, our infinite planet is constantly evolving and revolving, if you allow your curiosity and thirst for knowledge to stagnate, so too will your experience be stifled in this infinite paradise of ours. Make your goal for 2018 exponential growth of the mind. Harness the growth mindset that will make you a winner for 2018. A goal winner. A dream winner for yourself and others. Inspire and energize those around you. Ask others what their goals are for 2018 then form groups or teams to encourage and push each other along. Sometimes it takes a tribe to get this done in your life that really move the needle of your life. Don't count on the two tribes at war in Washington to advance your life in a meaningful way, they are too busy placating the lobbyists. Don't wait on Washington. Take matters into your own hands. Build your own circle of friends and associates.

Remember those New Year Resolutions, goals you promised to yourself, how are you doing so far, it's been just a couple of weeks. Are your resolutions ancient history already?? We sincerely hope not! You have much more resolve and tougher skin to give up so easily. Life is indeed a dream, keep pursuing your goals and dreams every day with all you have inside you! Since you only get one life to live, it might be a good idea to actually live it in pursuit of your own goals. It makes no sense leaving anything on the table, give it your all, live this life to the fullest. As far as we know, no layaway plan is available for the next life. As you pursue your goals for the coming year, what are the performance metrics that you should keep track of? We are living in the age of high performance from student, mid-level management and senior management. With the pace of life as it is, it’s either keep up or get left behind.

A couple of weeks into the new year offers a window of opportunity for some performance analysis. Are you still going around the track of pursuing your New Year objectives or did you drop out altogether? Apparently, a majority of people only stick to their New Year’s Resolutions for about 30 days or so. Like magic, they discover that their goals weren’t as easy as first considered, then just quit. Even though the same thing probably happened last year. As Einstein alluded to, repeating same behavior expecting different results can be insanity. So why do so many people give up so easily after only a month? Why don’t they recall their past failures? From our experience, some recall past misadventures and hope to put even more effort the next time around. However, although they may make an effort to try something else, their approach tends to be the same - there lies the problem. They begin with a great deal of enthusiasm and passion, encounter several obstacles, then fail to manage their emotional letdown, then all the energy goes right out of their ballon-body. Without energy in our universe, you tend not to get too far.

Understanding that January is only one month out of twelve goes a long way. Instead of giving up on your resolutions entirely, just commit to taking a little action every single month towards your goals, at least you would be making forward progress. Continuing to pursue your goals exhibits personal growth. It symbolizes you are not just going to quit, you realize that things are not easy, but are willing to hang in there. Take this time to reboot and refresh. Look for a new source of motivation, get your second wind of energy and keep pressing on. As Winston Churchill stated if you are going through hell, just keep going. Embrace the difficult challenges of life – as an opportunity to build character and resolve. Keep your eyes focused on the big picture. Simply quitting gets you nowhere. It may take away momentary pain, but the scars of quitting may haunt you. You already started something, just keep going, even if you are completely off-course, you are still in motion, it then becomes about discovering the right track. Push thru your comfort zone, that’s what personal growth is all about.

If you want to achieve more goals, you must persist and try multiple times. It’s simple math, your chances of success dramatically increase with each successive attempt. Each time you try and fail, you eliminate ways that don’t work. Nobody is perfect that always gets it right the first time around, not even Michael Jordan made every shot. To the best of our knowledge in the history of the universe, nobody has ever done everything perfectly, not Leonardo Da Vinci, not Isaac Newton, not Jesus of Nazareth. Be what you are, an imperfect human being living in an unpredictable universe. Become more conscious and aware of the power inside you. Find what inspires you and gives you more life. Succeeding in your goals requires you to get over the hump of your challenge, at which point you gain clarity and things become much easier. There’s remarkable power and energy as soon as you begin to notice results, that brings unbelievable momentum for you to achieve even more. You must stay motivated to harness that energy. Now is a perfect time to evaluate the energy of those you spend your time with. Are you hanging with goal achievers or complainers? Connect with a support network to help you become accountable and get on the right track to achieving your goals. Check out the 100 day challenge to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions. www.salesgymusa.com/100-day-challenge

Stay curious!!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Reflection Fridays examines one of the staples to progress in advancement of mankind, curiosity. Some may say curiosity killed the cat, the same folks that want you to believe things without experimentation or investigation for yourself. It’s probably better if curiosity leads to your demise than blind ignorance, always better to ask questions than follow along blindly. If our stone age ancestors weren’t curious of exploring outside their familiar territory, where would we be? If Christopher Columbus wasn’t curious about the world beyond his shores, where would we be? If Leonardo Da Vinci and the other Renaissance masters weren’t curious about the world about them, where would we be? The answer is back in the Middle ages, perhaps society would never have progressed enough to enable the foundation necessary for the likes of Newton and later, Einstein. Each one of these individuals asked questions and were curious enough to go looking for the answers. Do you ask questions and simply move on to the next task on your to-do list? Perhaps if you get the answer, great, if not, no skin off your back. Your questions about life and what you want out of it are as important as anybody else's. Be curious enough to get excited about answering questions life throws at you. If you are not noticing enough questions to ask, then something is certainly missing, open your eyes.

You may never find all the answers you are looking for, few do. Even when you succeed in finding answers, someone else may come along with a better one, that's the beauty of our infinite universe. Just enjoy the journey to find your own answers. The essential ingredient for curiosity is an open mind. For some reason as we progress through the ranks of schooling, our mind begins to close up step-by-step as we figure out what group of people we like to hang with, passions and career etc. Once we get immersed in our designated social groups, we tend to view life from a fixed and narrow perspective. We forget the lessons of our childhood, how curiosity for the world surrounding us led to our greatest personal development. Our eyes used to get bigger at the prospect of trying out new things. We had more patience for learning more tasks, it was easier to stick and persist till completion. Somehow everybody begins to gradually lose that excitement for a learning curve of adventure. Curiosity becomes replaced by familiarity and routine. Authority figures encourage us to just do things like others have always done, slowly but surely, all the individual curiosity we had dissipates. Before you know it, time passes and you end up unfulfilled in life wondering what happened.

It’s never too late to be curious about your life and the universe around you. Curiosity is establishing more connections with multiple parts of your brain. Curiosity will stimulate more neurons into action. Before you know it you will remember past events and things that can spark new ideas. Curiosity awakens the senses, your perception will improve as you connect the dots. Engage your own curiosity about where you are in your life at the moment and what it will take to get to where you desire. Play the curiosity game! Imagine what your life would have been like if you lived in the Bronze Age or perhaps the Middle Ages. What if you lived during the golden age of the Sahara or the jungles of South America centuries ago? Are you curious why the world is the way it is? Why we worship the celebrities of today? Why we always have conflict and wars? Why so many people on Earth go without basic necessities? Why the average attention span is so short? Why reality-tv is so addictive? Why different parts of the media interpret the same story opposing ways? Why only a handful of media organizations control news across the globe? Why the paparazzi is hounding yet another member of the royal family? Why society doesn’t learn from mistakes? Why we let bankers and politicians get us into a mess and expect things to change the next time around? Why some corporations want to literally own you? Why people will do anything for fame and fortune? Use curiosity to understand the big picture and build self-awareness in an infinite universe. Engage a curious, active mind to follow your own path in life, ask the questions that will open up a new world of possibilities. Don’t let life just happen to you, be curious enough to happen to it.

Boarding pass!!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Today's universal mental workout for imagination Wednesdays flies to a destination where few dare to go, the land of their dreams. The boarding pass for this flight requires vision, hard work and determination to soar at the desired altitude. To help us pilot this all-important flight plan, look no further than Mr. Lefty and Mrs. Righty brain. Their extensive resume only includes steering mankind out of the gloomy clouds of the Dark Ages. We surely need their services once again as old wars resurface on new horizons. Oh when will mankind ever learn? At the main controls is Lefty, after all, he's the one that loves to plan. Righty's imagination will determine how high they will soar. Given her propensity for infinite imagination, you best fasten your seat belts. In chasing your dreams, expect a bumpy flight after takeoff, traveling to new territory comes with unknown challenges. It won't be long till you soar over the turbulence and cruise at high altitude. The key is to hang tough through the stormy weather. Life's growth happens when you face your challenges head on and stay the course.

It's hard to get Lefty to ease up sometimes. When he's ultra-focused, has a tendency to be rather rigid and robotic. Thankfully, Lefty possesses enough universal depth and awareness to know when it's time to tap the Mrs. on the shoulder. No argument about equal pay over here. After Lefty has double checked flight coordinates align with the desired destination, it's time for Righty to take over. Friendly reminder from the cockpit - It's crucial to understand that no matter how far your destination is, make time to have fun along the way. Unfasten your seatbelts and have a little fun down the aisle. Get up, move around and even enjoy a little dance. Why not? It's always a party when Righty is in control. Dancing at high altitude is what life is meant to be about. Forget what your parents, teachers, pastors and mentors may tell you, first you must find the song inside of you. Find the rhythm that makes you soar in spirit and dance non-stop. Dance even in your sleep, you won't get a red eye. Let Lefty and Righty elevate your life's altitude with the right attitude, no pun intended. Never allow yourself to stay grounded, Lefty and Righty can propel you to the clouds as far as you are willing to go. The possibilities are endless!

Life's black belt!!!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Sporty Mondays jump kicks into your martial arts sports of life. Before you step into the contact arena of pursuing your life's goals, brace yourself for the storm that will surely come. You will have to pay your dues through hard work and sweat, it will take the deepest commitment and discipline to triumph in your martial arts sport of life. There are numerous schools of thought favoring different styles and techniques, choose what suits you best and embark on your journey of lifelong learning. If you aspire to turn that white belt into a black one, you will need the utmost internal fortitude to last the distance. It won’t happen overnight, you will have to evolve along the way, there are steps you have to climb. Firstly, you take your rookie white belt and turn it yellow, and then orange, followed by green, next is blue, and finally all the way to the coveted black belt. It may seem daunting at first, but take it step-by-step, once you get over the hump, the whole process begins to make more sense as you build experience. As long as you stick with it and stay committed with your eyes on the prize, you can taste life’s ultimate victory of the black belt of success.

In your martial sports of life, technique is paramount. Relax your body and use skill, instead of force. Before you fight the war, you must first win the battle inside your mind. Overcome resistance by learning to coordinate your body's energy. Too much force and over-aggression can drain your valuable energy, save your power for the battle ahead. When you feel the pressure of the world on your shoulders, stay calm, avoid using force to push back, you risk wearing yourself out, instead take a deep breath and step back, assess all angles of the situation, defeat your challenges by skill and finesse. Multiply your energy by reversing the momentum of the force against you. Maintain your discipline to go through your step-by-step process. The more you practice, the easier it becomes as you learn to stay totally focused and at ease. In your martial sports of life, derive your strength from being fluid and adaptable just like water, as the legendary Bruce Lee emphasized. Whenever you are firm and rigid, your muscles and joints tighten up making it easier to get knocked off-balance by the challenges of life.

As you battle it out in your trenches of life, beware of the excessive repetition, it can foster laziness as the mind becomes too accustomed. Maintain your curiosity by constantly trying new things or doing the same things differently. Develop sharp instincts to sniff out opportunities to attack in your martial arts sports of life. Don’t expect things to be handed out to you, compete to acquire what you deserve. You are built to absorb whatever pressures come your way, prepare to strike back with intention of action. Stay flexible and keep it as simple as possible. When you simplify life, you eliminate the unnecessary clutter of baggage, don’t carry the load of stress on your shoulders. Simplicity is a key to brilliance, it brings clarity and peace of mind. You already know the serious opponents of life that impede your progress and the steps you must take to overcome them. Face your fears head on and push beyond your comfort zone. If ever you fall down on the mat of life, pick yourself back up and apply some different techniques and strategies. Like the father of judo, kano said, if you fall down seven times, get up eight. Quit expecting the superficial nature of instant gratification, progress diligently through the necessary steps with patience and consistency, life’s black belt of success awaits you, one day the student surely will become the master.

Paint your life's picture!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for relaxation Fridays encourages you to take a stroll down memory lane, back to the old art class in your formative years while in elementary school. Life was elementary back then, everything seemed simple and straightforward. You probably loved to draw and paint and experiment with all types of shapes and colors. Your curiosity to draw, paint and mess about with mixing different colors stimulated your brain into hyper drive. You grew brain connections at a rapid rate since you were given freedom of expression in addition to having fun at the same time. Those factors combined made for a very happy brain indeed.

Even if you weren’t a Picasso back then, it really didn’t matter. It’s more the process you were going through. You were engaging your imagination and activating your right brain into action. Because you were young, you had that fearless streak inside you to just let yourself go. Art compared to the other subjects back then put you in complete control. Painting or drawing, just like music has its own underlying rhythm, the movement of the brush strokes, the way the colors flow. You are birthing something into the world, like bringing one of Michelangelo’s figures to life. Ok, you may not be Michelangelo, oh how do you know, maybe an artist does reside in you somewhere.

Painting and drawing of course improves that all important hand-eye coordination, regardless how bad your pictures used to turn out. The process focuses on allowing the young artist in you to gain physical awareness and experience of depth through training that takes place engaging the senses, particularly kinesthetic. You may not have known it back then, but artwork was showing your personality, flair and character. Your interpretation of the world through your eyes. You express yourself through art, it’s not like you are compelled to follow an exact formula like Math or the strict guidelines of grammar. You drew, stumbled, picked yourself up and just kept going, improving day by day. Art is wonderful since it requires observation. We sure could always use some more observation of the world around us. Do you recall if you painted with realism like Da Vinci or with the idealism of Michelangelo.

Your drawings may have been all over the map, perhaps showing no rhyme or reason, kind of like existence sometimes. No worries, you would be in good company, even some work from great painters made no sense, yet people bought them for huge sums. In this world anything is possible! One person’s wonderful piece of art is another’s disaster. Artists are self-taught and when inspired can open up doorways to challenge conventional perceptions. Consider how art has evolved through the development of different surfaces, materials and of course techniques via the various movements like impressionism and modernism.

You should have always felt refreshed and rejuvenated after your hour art class. The mind works effectively in pictures. You have the ability to picture things and concepts in your mind even if you can’t quite describe them in words, as long as you are engaging the full capability of your imagination. Experiment with your mind and determine how your own visual thinking process works via sensory experience, mood, habits etc.

Turn back that clock and transport yourself back to elementary art class, try drawing or painting something for a few minutes. If you haven’t experimented with drawing for a long time like most people who have chosen to specialize in other disciplines, it could be a very enlightening and engaging experience for you. It will awaken those long forgotten neurons and create new connections to help you solve problems in other areas in your life. Exercise your mind, stretch it, get that youthful exuberance and excitement for curiosity going again. Take a break from adulthood for a few minutes, it's not going anywhere. Life is for fun in childhood and adulthood. You should add this mental workout to a monthly routine to unleash your creativity juices, practice drawing things from pure recollection to spark even more brain cells.

Off-roader

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Imagination Wednesdays invites you to be an off-roader in your journey of life. Right off the bat, it's important to realize that life is indeed a journey. A crucial journey we should all make, even though most people in the world have no clue it exists, let alone know that they possess full control over. To set them straight, we have some trustworthy guides, real veteran road warriors you all should be rather familiar with, unless you are a politician. We are talking about none other than Lefty and Righty brain at the wheel. No prizes for guessing who ought to take the wheel first on life’s road trip! Yes, give Lefty the keys, he’s already done all the planning and preparation, let Righty take a nap and dream. Resourceful Lefty has checked the map for the best path to the desired destination. If it were up to Righty alone, they would never get out of first gear. You know how she likes to take her time. Thankfully, her power of imagination sparked the idea for the trip in the first place. Righty loves to roam the great outdoors. Lefty has also calculated the best rest spots and the amount of gasoline needed for the entire trip. He also checked the weather report, this bloke leaves nothing to chance - a real stickler for detail. Lefty always does his homework before any road trip, the stubborn fella really hates asking for directions. They are a formidable pair these two, one builds the framework step-by-step, the other makes the fancy moves.

With Lefty behind the wheel, you can be certain he’ll drive right between the white lines of the road. Thankfully, for all of us, even the stubborn mule needs a break at some point, then it’s time for his partner in crime Righty to grab her turn at the wheel. It’s sometimes hard for Lefty to give up control, you know, just like a politician. But Lefty knows deep down in his heart, if you can’t trust your imagination – whose can you trust, the Pastors? Perhaps, the politician’s, if only they had some! Since Lefty got them off to a great start, they are running ahead of schedule, perfect time for Righty to detour off the main road and explore some dirt tracks. Off-roading is very bumpy, but exhilarating given that no others have tread this path before, Righty exclaims they must definitely be headed in the right direction. By a stroke of genius, Righty discovers an even faster route to their desired destination. Lefty is totally shocked that this route was not on the map, he claims it can’t be true. Righty calmly reminds him that whenever the imagination is involved, new paths can be created off-road, the possibilities are endless, not to mention far more stimulating.

Life's challenge course

Monday, March 20, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Sporty Mondays dives into life’s obstacle course. No one ever told you that life would be easy, if you seek success, nobody is simply going to hand it to you on a silver platter, that’s right, it’s probably not going to be some $79 overnight, magic solution. You have to earn success by overcoming the challenges on life’s obstacle course. Don’t expect somebody else to do the hard work for you, take it upon yourself to navigate through life's pitfalls and jump the hurdles. Experience is your greatest teacher, when you stumble, dust yourself up and try again. When you fail, it’s not time to curl up in the corner licking your wounds, that's the time to redouble your efforts. You earned the right to live life on terms you dictate through the glory of birth, now it’s time to fulfill your destiny. Life’s obstacles exist for you to hurdle, there’s no fun in life if you don’t overcome challenges. By challenging yourself continuously, you bring out the best in you. You only go around once, leave it all out there on life’s obstacle course, you can’t take anything with you when the time comes.

As you meander your way through life’s obstacle course and encounter a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, remember there’s no such thing, every problem has a solution, if not, other options surely exist. It’s just a case of stepping back and re-evaluating the challenge. Step outside the immediate scope and sphere of the problem. Direct your mind to look towards the future, force it to project an ideal mental picture of future events after the problem. Therefore you’ve conditioned your mind to look past the problems, instead of wasting time and energy obsessing over the obstacles. In other words, the mind now has permission to automatically envision beyond the problem, before long, possible solutions will arise. By shifting away from rehashing and dwelling on the problem, you awaken the positive vibes within, the mind starts to search for creative, constructive solutions. Stimulate your mind with what you enjoy most and be receptive to all new ideas and possibilities. No matter how seemingly insurmountable the obstacle is, there lies a solution. The deeper the hole, the higher the opportunity to climb out, it may require you add a new skill to your toolkit or perhaps consult a mentor or expert, there’s always a solution nonetheless. Try something even if you think it will never work, the wrong way can sometimes yield beneficial input from different angles.

As you race through life’s obstacle course, it’s easy to forget you control the clock. Take your time, go through at your own pace. It’s your life, not anybody else’s, take the time to do things on your own clock. You can’t control the rules others play by, but you can determine yours. If the pace gets too hectic, slow your roll, take time out to plan, make sure you are still headed in the direction that suits you. Don’t get lost in a maze of confusion, use the compass of your heart’s passion and intuition to guide you. Sometimes you presume the end stage is right around the corner, only to discover there’s yet another new, uphill climb, no worries, get back on your horse and keep riding forward. Be convinced that’s exactly where most people will give up. Unfortunately, overcoming life’s obstacle course is not tailor-made for everybody, some just don’t possess the burning desire and persistence within. Life’s happiness comes at a price that only few seem willing to pay. Discover what price you must pay in terms of effort and sacrifice, gladly accept those terms and keep going till it’s paid in full. In life’s obstacle course, there’s no conclusive manual or map detailing the exact layout of the course, you just have to plan several guidelines as best you can and figure out the rest for yourself as you go along. Accept the challenge of life's obstacle course, you have the power inside to overcome all hurdles.

Rush hour!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for reflection Fridays is going to make you feel the rush. Not that bad rush hour traffic, but the good rush, the feeling of excitement and exhilaration as the blood powerfully flows through your entire body, also known as stimulation. Now I got your attention, get your minds out of the gutter, there’s other types of stimulation besides just that kind. Have you indeed found something that stimulates you as much as that other kind? No worries if you haven’t, perhaps not many have or ever will, it’s stiff competition after all, however it’s possible. Life is stimulation. You arrived on this planet courtesy of parental stimulation or perhaps from Adam’s rib. Incidently if you believe the Adam’s rib story, that makes everyone in the world related, but I digress, we’ll have to save that for another day. Anyway stimulation brought you to this planet – stimulation can also make your stay here more pleasant as long as you avoid certain things of course, political gangs or mainstream news immediately come to mind. Stimulation, think how the world could be different if human beings were taught to do what stimulates them instead of following along rules set by others. Stimulation in simple terms sparks billions of brain neurons into action working to please you. Life may be complex matter, however stimulation is fairly straightforward. Stimulate your mind and the body will follow, if not you better call lost and found or even the authorities; since they want to own your body so much.

Find an hour over the weekend to focus on your stimulation. If you can find an hour for traffic, do the same for your well-being. Don’t let anything interfere with your personal stimulation, not even your significant other or the kids. Encourage them to do the same thing, if everybody is stimulated, the entire household will be happier. So what is it that really stimulates you, if you are a Wall St banker, it’s probably dreaming of piles of cash that other people earned. If you are a Lawyer, stimulation could be developing new legal mumbo jumbo to confuse regular folks; if you are a politician, well, not quite sure what you find stimulating if anything, will let you know as soon as I find out. Stimulate yourself, do what you have passion for! Do what makes you feel good! Do what makes you laugh and happy to be alive in this amazing universe. Send those feel good neurons reverberating all throughout your body. Have them send postcards and messages to stimulate organs all over your body. Throw a party inside your body, don’t forget to hire a bouncer to keep out all the negative vibes. This is your stimulation party and nobody’s gonna crash it.

Be that newborn baby stimulated at the prospect of playing with a new toy. Fall in love with what stimulates you as if it was a real person, hopefully this activity will never break your heart. Unshackle yourself from the chains of the real world, let yourself go. No matter how down you are, how busy or what debts may be piling up, it’s even more important that you do this. Stimulate yourself then brainstorm for ideas to solve problems that can make life more satisfying, the way it’s supposed to be. Stimulation is not a luxury to the highest echelon of society, it’s free and available to everybody, won’t even cost you a dinner and a movie. Stimulation is your universal birthright, don’t let people or the system steal it from you. Stimulation builds momentum, it will bring new ideas and open up doors to more possibilities. Don’t leave this life without doing what stimulates you to the fullest. Turn that stimulation into earning a living. You will feel great about yourself and the universe will continue sending blessings your way. These blessings you will actually be able to see, feel and experience, not just blind faith. The universe has given you a puzzle, solve it yourself through stimulation. If you don’t have a clue how to monetize your stimulation, no worries, just begin to set your mind towards it immediately. Tune in for next week’s mental workouts, we’ll go over some encouraging pointers. Go ahead and turn on that stimulation fire inside of you, no need to call the Gas company either, this can be done all by your lonesome.

Software upgrade!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Imagination Wednesdays encourages you to download the latest software upgrade to your mind’s operating system for 2017. A new year means more evolution, more acceleration, more innovation. Staying up-to-date on the latest information is critical in life, imagine all those poor souls centuries ago who thought the world was still flat. It wasn’t their fault, they did their best with the information available at the time. Opportunities pass you by if you don’t keep up with the pace. Your mind’s operating system is only as good as the software you provide it. If you would like to keep the software on your system up-to-date, you may find it difficult and time-consuming if you have too many programs installed. Keep it simple for your mind’s operating system, scan at regular intervals to remove any negative bugs of self-doubt and fear. It’s natural for you to be comfortable with your outdated thinking software, however now is the time to embrace the 21st century mindset. You have the power within to create the life you desire once you download the latest software upgrade.

Beware of whether your software upgrades are coming from trusted sources. Unfortunately we live in a dangerous world where malicious programs lurk in the shadows waiting to catch you unawares and defenseless. These decoy programs in the form of Trojan horses act like they are your friends, but are really not. They seem and look like the real deal, but are very good imitations. Use the natural firewall of your mind’s operating system to build a defense mechanism. Be sure you download the latest security patches, there are also dangerous spyware programs that try and steer you the wrong way with annoying pop-us and fake error messages that slow down your mind’s operating system. Don’t pay any attention to any programs that steal your life’s passion, they’ll have you spinning your wheels and going around in circles. Guard your mind’s operating system with the utmost care, any programs that prevent you from quality thinking for yourself is dangerous. Do not leave yourself vulnerable.

Operating with the latest software will have your mind running at peak performance. Gain full control of your mind's destiny, you know best what works for you. There’s nothing like easy-to-use directions, follow your heart in life, the rest will play itself out. Don’t operate under a limited number of programs, gain access to a wide variety, strive to be well-rounded. The world moves fast, stay up-to-date with the newest and most relevant information, download the latest data in regular intervals. Double-check and cross-reference the data to check for accuracy. There’s a lot of people spreading mis-information in the world, don’t fall victim. Make sure your downloads are compatible with your passions and interests, your mind operating system is more efficient and productive when you get engaged and love what you do. Your mind’s applications run much smoother when you have confidence and self-belief. Perform the necessary maintenance required with frequent check-ups to ensure you are as effective as possible. Avoid dwelling on the past, live in the moment with an eye for the future, concentrate your energy on the present, challenge your mind to stay informed with new activities. Keep up or get left behind!

New Year Resolutions!!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Today’s universal mental workout for Sporty Mondays explores your New Year’s Resolutions’ performance metrics. Firstly, we want to wish you a happy MLK day in the US! Remember those New Year Resolutions, goals you promised to yourself, how are you doing so far, it's been just a couple of weeks. Life is indeed a dream, keep pursuing your goals and dreams every day with all you have inside you! Since you only get one life to live, it might be a good idea to actually live it in pursuit of your own goals. It makes no sense leaving anything on the table, give it your all, live this life to the fullest. As far as we know, no layaway plan is available for the next life. As you pursue your goals for the coming year, what are the performance metrics that you should keep track of? We are living in the age of high performance from student, mid-level management and senior management. With the pace of life as it is, it’s either keep up or get left behind.

Several weeks into the year offers a window of opportunity for some performance analysis. Are you still going around the track of pursuing your New Year objectives or did you drop out altogether? Apparently, a majority of people only stick to their New Year’s Resolutions for about 30 days or so. Like magic, they discover that their goals weren’t as easy as first considered, then just quit. Even though the same thing probably happened last year. As Einstein alluded to, repeating same behavior expecting different results can be insanity. So why do so many people give up so easily after only a month? Why don’t they recall their past failures? From our experience, some recall past misadventures and hope to put even more effort the next time around. However, although they may make an effort to try something else, their approach tends to be the same - there lies the problem. They begin with a great deal of enthusiasm and passion, encounter several obstacles, then fail to manage their emotional letdown, then all the energy goes right out of their ballon-body. Without energy in our universe, you tend not to get too far.

Understanding that January is only one month out of twelve goes a long way. Instead of giving up on your resolutions entirely, just commit to taking a little action every single month towards your goals, at least you would be making forward progress. Continuing to pursue your goals exhibits personal growth. It symbolizes you are not just going to quit, you realize that things are not easy, but are willing to hang in there. Take this time to reboot and refresh. Look for a new source of motivation, get your second wind of energy and keep pressing on. As Winston Churchill stated if you are going through hell, just keep going. Embrace the difficult challenges of life – as an opportunity to build character and resolve. Keep your eyes focused on the big picture. Simply quitting gets you nowhere. It may take away momentary pain, but the scars of quitting may haunt you. You already started something, just keep going, even if you are completely off-course, you are still in motion, it then becomes about discovering the right track. Push thru your comfort zone, that’s what personal growth is all about.

If you want to achieve more goals, you must persist and try multiple times. It’s simple math, your chances of success dramatically increase with each successive attempt. Each time you try and fail, you eliminate ways that don’t work. Nobody is perfect that always gets it right the first time around, not even Michael Jordan made every shot. To the best of our knowledge in the history of the universe, nobody has ever done everything perfectly, not Leonardo Da Vinci, not Isaac Newton, not Jesus of Nazareth. Be what you are, an imperfect human being living in an unpredictable universe. Become more conscious and aware of the power inside you. Find what inspires you and gives you more life. Succeeding in your goals requires you to get over the hump of your challenge, at which point you gain clarity and things become much easier. There’s remarkable power and energy as soon as you begin to notice results, that brings unbelievable momentum for you to achieve even more. You must stay motivated to harness that energy. Now is a perfect time to evaluate the energy of those you spend your time with. Are you hanging with goal achievers or complainers? Connect with a support network to help you become accountable and get on the right track to achieving your goals. Check out the 100 day challenge to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions. www.salesgymusa.com/100-day-challenge

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