{original share by my personal trainer Anne Matthews}

…but I also know that I’m superior to you in something else.

I know how to create a process to achieve things, and I never, ever give up.

That makes us equal.

 

—Anthony Robbins

things successful people never say

{from yahoo small business advisor, Entrepreneur section, You’ll Never Hear Successful People Say These 15 Things by Sujan Patel}
Our language says a lot about our state of mind; are we on track for success? are we feeling motivated? are we willing to do what it takes? All of these questions get answered in the way we express ourselves. Successful people know this; they are conscious of  how they speak, what they say and the impact their words have on everything. Words have power. They can limit or they can ignite. Your words can make the difference between winning or losing. That’s good news {if used wisely}.

Herewith, 12 things successful people never say:

1. We can’t do that. actually everything is possible all the time {that’s the mindset you maintain to get and stay ahead}.

2. I don’t know how. this answer is not acceptable in business; figure out how or find someone who can do it but do not come to a grinding halt.

3. I don’t know what that is. much like #2, a simple “but I’ll find out” can make all the difference.

4. I did everything on my own. never say that unless it is absolutely true; always be mindful of all the things and people that help you make it happen.

5. That’s too early. nope, there is no such thing when it comes to networking or when you are granted an important meeting.

6. That’s too late. see #5

7. It’s too bad we couldn’t work together. don’t use this sentence unless it is really true and in that case, you should make something work because good people are hard to find.

8. Let’s catch up sometime. if you actually want to catch up with the person you will set a date. period.

9. I’m sorry, I’m too busy. who isn’t busy? if it matters – just do what it takes. if it doesn’t – say a polite no and move on.

10. I never read books. 63% of wealthy people read non-fiction books vs. 5% of poor people {I’m sure there’s more to that statistic but the difference is too staggering to ignore; consider it}.

11. I’m not good enough. that is only true if you want it to be, otherwise you can decide to have a high sense of self worth and live accordingly.

12. Time off is for suckers. as a wellness maven, I have to tell you that not resting and not having fun is just silly. if you are not happy and healthy than no amount of success will be worth it. priorities.

{for the original article go here}

Watch your words friends. You are powerful.

am.xo

 

hard question of the month: are you mistaking activity for achievement?

motivated mondays: your life inch by inch

{warning: explicit language} 

hard question of the month: what exactly are you waiting for?

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop.

 

 

― Steve Maraboli

5 ways you are making your life harder than it has to be

{excerpted from the article 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be…I picked these 5 because I believe they have the greatest impact on our potential}
  1. You let others make you feel guilty for living your life
  2. You’re trying to compete with everyone else.
  3. You focus on every point in time other than now.
  4. You put off making decisions.
  5. You allow toxic people to get the best of you.

You can see that most of these ways involve our interactions with other people. It is so important to curate the people you spend most of your time with…the old Jim Rohn quote is true…

“you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

…choose wisely. Ease up your life a bit.

for the other 13 ways go here

am.xo

29 change makers define a good life

{source: the good life project™ by Johnathan Fields, for more information click here}

Outrageous success comes from
thinking different,
being different
+ having the confidence
to always do what
feels right in your heart.

— Marie Forleo

some really great notes on feeling the fear + doing it anyway

{some meaningful excerpts from the piece, Breaking Out of Failure by Katie Horwitch}

…those ideas and visions that are actually attainable and feel like they’re in the bag, they light me up from the inside out and keep my fire fueled. To some I might seem stubborn because I am so sure of what I’m after, but to me that done-deal feeling inside is unwavering and actually quite grounded. I am fearless. But here’s the thing: I feel some sort of fear on almost a daily basis. Kind of contradictory, huh? Well…not really…

…fear is a very human emotion; it means there’s something going on a deeper level than we realize. The trick is not to avoid feeling fear, but feel the fear and do it anyway. I’m not talking about putting yourself in situations that you viscerally dislike. If you don’t like roller coasters, you don’t need to go visit Magic Mountain. If heights make you sick, you don’t have to sign up for a skydiving course. In order to be fearless, you don’t have to do anything that goes against who you are. Actually, just the opposite – being fearless, at least to me, means that you move forward, on your own path, without getting in your own way and ending up at a standstill. Being fearless is subjective. Being fearless is personal. Being fearless is a mindset…

…if you find yourself constantly paralyzed from taking action, there are three little gateway questions you can ask yourself: What’s the best that could happen? What’s the worst that could happen? Will either matter six months from now? Usually we’re most afraid of pursuing the things that are most life altering. Asking yourself these questions shifts your focus onto the outcomes that matter – and the outcomes that don’t. In six months, will you have gotten over your so-called failure and moved forward? Probably. Will you just be back where you started? Probably not. Basically, when you put yourself out there and make a leap, you either gain a step forward or a lesson you can use to help propel you forward. Either way, you win. Not even trying? You’re stuck with more of the same and that vague void left by inaction…

For the complete article, click HERE.

am.xo

NEW LOGO {I have a thing for art deco}. 

the book club remix™ authors have important things to tell you

{this post was excerpted from Dear (Female) Grads: You’ve Learned How to Be Perfect. Now Change. By Claire Shipman and Katty Kay on Time.com}
  1. Drive a stake through perfection.

  2. Do more, think less.

  3. Fail fast.

  4. Toughen your hide.

  5. Nudge, don’t soothe.

  6. You don’t have to be a jerk to be confident.

To read the complete article, go here.

To join the book club remix before the list closes, go here.

am.xo

You have to dress well,

or else your future

won’t take you seriously.

— Elizabeth Gilbert’s sister

 

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