29 12, 2014

Choose To Be Happy

By |2017-09-15T11:49:30+00:00December 29th, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Choose To Be Happy

Choose HAPPY this week! We hear the word "happy" countless times during this season: Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year. The other day I received a text from a friend wishing me a Happy Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year! And, I've posted a lot of Happy Birthday wishes to my Facebook friends this month too. I use the word in many greetings (I'm sure you do too), but as I was preparing to write today's message I paused to think about what I'm really saying. It's this: I wish you [...]

26 12, 2014

Best Books We Read in 2014

By |2017-09-15T11:53:09+00:00December 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+00:00December 22nd, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on It Takes Courage To Dream

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+00:00December 15th, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Strengthen Your Determination Muscle

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+00:00December 8th, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on What Is Your Vision?

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+00:00December 1st, 2014|MindShift Monday|Comments Off on Let Your Heart Lead The Way

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. [...]