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26 12, 2014

Best Books We Read in 2014

By | 2017-09-15T11:53:09+00:00 December 26th, 2014|Others|2 Comments

"You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people." -- Zig Ziglar Difference Makers are lifelong learners, so it is safe to say they read. I asked the authors of Strengthen Your Wings: Amazing Stories for the Journey and the readers in our Strengthen Your Wings Chat Room to help me create a best books list. These are our favorites -- books we've read, liked, and that made a difference for us. At the top of the list is the book [...]

22 12, 2014

It Takes Courage To Dream

By | 2017-09-18T09:44:23+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Are you a dreamer? I suspect you are! All of us have the ability to dream -- to imagine what's possible and to hope for something more, but it takes courage to make your dream come true. Courage is the most important quality of Difference Makers. Without it, you cannot achieve your big goals and dreams. Pursuing your purpose takes courage. What is it? Courage is the attitude that provokes you to action even when you are afraid. Yes, afraid! You wouldn't need courage if you didn't have fear. Nelson Mandela, a brave activist, explained it this way, "I learned [...]

15 12, 2014

Strengthen Your Determination Muscle

By | 2017-09-18T09:49:38+00:00 December 15th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Determination is key to success! Webster defines determination as the act of officially deciding something and the quality that makes you continue trying to do it. As you create your vision for the new year -- the picture of how you want your life to be, you'll need determination to carry it out. "Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." -- Denis Waitley Determination is a muscle that gets stronger as you use it. So, that means, you have to do something. You activate the muscle when you DECIDE to [...]

8 12, 2014

What Is Your Vision?

By | 2017-09-15T12:00:08+00:00 December 8th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

This week is a perfect time to capture a vision for 2015? Once you have a vision, you will have energy, passion and direction for the year ahead. Share your vision with me on the One Degree Shift Facebook Page. As this year winds down, I usually take some time to quietly reflect on all that has happened, and then go inside to create a vision for the upcoming year. If you don't already have a similar practice, I encourage you to do the same. There is a popular quote by Helen Keller that can inspire both of us, "The [...]

1 12, 2014

Let Your Heart Lead The Way

By | 2017-09-15T12:02:52+00:00 December 1st, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

In the world of work and business, we have been taught to lock away our heart, but if we're going to lead and inspire others, we need to keep our hearts open. Research shows that it is the heart that motivates us, engages others, and determines what we do in life. The heart, not the mind, inspires our greatest achievements. The heart of a Difference Maker is compassion and at the center of everything they do. The heart is the source of infinite imagination and creativity, allowing them to lead, to serve, and to connect with others in incredible ways. [...]

24 11, 2014

Set Your Intention On THANKFULNESS

By | 2017-09-15T12:07:53+00:00 November 24th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Let me start by saying Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Each week as I post my #MindShiftMonday message, I wonder if anyone will be served by it, if anyone is actually reading it, or if anyone even cares. Then I receive a comment or I get a Facebook notification telling me that you "Like" my post. Every now and then, I get a short e-mail letting me know my message meant a lot. Your interaction gives me encouragement to carry out my mission, and I am deeply grateful for your response. I am thankful for you! This [...]

17 11, 2014

What You Do Makes A Difference

By | 2017-09-15T12:09:33+00:00 November 17th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

This quote from Jane Goodall struck me as I wrote this #MindShiftMonday message, "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Each one of us has the ability to make a difference every day, whether we brighten someone's day with our smile, or volunteer and contribute to causes like hunger, homelessness, education, or the environment. Difference Makers are motivated to make things better for the people around them – from the smallest of ways to the most extraordinary. We often think of famous Difference Makers like Bono, Oprah Winfrey, [...]

10 11, 2014

Strengthen Your Wings… And Fly!

By | 2017-09-15T12:13:32+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Others|0 Comments

I'm very excited! Today is the US release of the book I wrote with 18 amazing authors from my One Degree Shift community. The book is a beautiful collection of stories written to encourage you on your purpose path. One thing I'm sure of is that after you read these stories you will be inspired, strengthened, and changed. I know this is true because we are not the same after writing it. In the book, I share a story of how I built a wall of restraint around my heart to keep pain at a distance, and later realized how [...]

3 11, 2014

FEAR Is 100 Percent Imaginary!

By | 2017-09-15T12:15:26+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

Fear is an emotion that has the ability to stop us in our tracks or cause us to run away from the thing we most desire. I've heard it said many times, but I'm not sure who said it first that fear, F-E-A-R, stands for "false evidence appearing real." I've also heard it said this way, fear means "forget everything and run." However, the fear we're running from is not real. Fear is 100 percent imaginary. I have a friend that when she is feeling anxious about something, she will tell me that she is scaring herself again. When I [...]

27 10, 2014

Take A Serious Step Forward On Your Dream

By | 2017-09-15T12:18:34+00:00 October 27th, 2014|MindShift Monday|0 Comments

"Every day is a new beginning take a deep breath and start again." --Ritu Ghatourey-- Do you want to know how to turn your dream into reality? The secret is taking ACTION. Taking action demonstrates that you are serious and not just talking about your dreams. Without action, you're just wishing. If you are serious about living the life of your dreams or accomplishing any goal, you must do something about it. You will stay more committed to moving forward when you connect to a supportive community. Some of us are great dreamers, but need a little support with strategy. [...]