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Do You Like The Things That Life Is Showing You?

What is your Big ASK? Do You Know?

One of my favorite songs as a child was sung by Diana Ross “Do you know where you’re going to?” 

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to? do you know?
Do you get what you’re hoping for?
When you look behind you there’s no open door
What are you hoping for?
Do you know?
 

Many of you have already invested in getting a copy of The Big ASK so some of this content is going to piggyback many of the principles in the book. (Sidebar: Please take the time to write me a review on Amazon. Reviews on Amazon are like gold nuggets.)  

The one question I get all the time about productivity and The Big ASK is: How do I get clear on my wants, needs, and desires? Having a Big ASK is getting so much emphasis nowadays for two reasons. 

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Are You A Thought Leader?

According to Wikipedia a Thought leader is business jargon for an entity that is recognized for having innovative ideas.

How you can add your uniqueness to the world? I want you to push your ideas and combine them to make something greater. Not only do we need to take our ideas out of the box, but we need to combine our ideas to a major problem and predict how our idea can change the problem for a mass group of people.

Evaluate all of your ideas and begin to cultivate them…combine your ideas and visions and you have a thought leader who is changing the community and the economy. Watch this clip and then come back to sign up for our Leadership class.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel; If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities” Maya Angelou

About this clip: In this high-energy talk, Frans Johansson illustrates how relentless trial-and-error – coming up with an idea, executing it on a small scale, and then refining it – is THE distinguishing characteristic of the greatest artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Why? Because humans are not very good at predicting which ideas are going to be a success. Thus, nearly every major breakthrough innovation has been preceded by a string of failed or misguided executions. So, as Frans says quoting Churchill, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Click here to watch the clip

Activate: Make a list of ideas and then combine them with a cause. Get others involved and then pick a date to execute and launch.

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Counterfeiting the Counterfeit: More Authenticity, Less Scarcity

According to the Wikipedia, a counterfeit is an imitation, usually one that is made with the intent of fraudulently passing it off as genuine…..

Countless opportunities are missed by entrepreneurs thinking they need to be MORE like their competitor, or MORE like someone else to succeed. I ask you to release those thoughts right now.  You are already MORE than enough in your own creative self expression.

We have enough counterfeits, who are counterfeiting the counterfeit.

Your authenticity is precious, priceless and timeless.  You will reach a higher altitude in life by knowing that there is MORE than enough for everyone to be an individual.  Everyone can get a slice of the American pie, if that’s what you desire.

There are plenty of business opportunities for everyone. The Department of Treasury is printing MORE money right now, the wind is still blowing MORE air, the sun is still generating MORE energy, the rain is still watering the harvest so MORE crops can grow. You are still meeting MORE people every day, generating MORE opportunities, and your blood is producing MORE blood cells every day.

The rain is not trying to be the wind, the cat is not trying to be a dog, and a chair is still a chair, even if no one is sitting there. But, a chair is not a house….(I could not resist that line from Luther Vandross song, A House Is Not A Home)

Remember the world works in constant motion. How do you receive and perceive yourself? Are you caught up in someone else’s motion? If things are not working out the way you hoped, you may have to check out who you are showing up as, and how much of YOUR true authenticity is in the mix.  Don’t confuse your vision by trying to live someone else’s.  You may not be moving with the rest of the world. Why? Because you may be trying to be, do and have something that is not in alignment with YOUR authentic flow. Get back on track.

Learn from others, but add MORE of you in the mix.

Sidebar: I like real macaroni and cheese made with real cheese, not processed imitation cheese.  I need the cheese that is made from whole milk, from a real cow.

 

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