Surround Yourself with these 5 Types of People


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If you do not surround yourself with inspiring people, you will never be inspired.

If you do not know anyone who is passionate about anything they do, you will never understand the fire.

If you never get to know motivated people, you will not know how to motivate yourself.

Grateful people will teach you the value of life.

Open-minded people will give you the gift of seeing for the first time.

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What DoYou Want to be When You Grow Up?


One day, I asked a full-grown adult what he wanted to be when he grew up. He laughed and said, “I don’t guess anyone has ever asked me that question.”

“Really? Not even your teachers back in grade school?”

“Nope.” He said contemplating.

I was shocked. I was always being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Naturally, my answer would changed over the years as I was an overly-ambitious little shit.

“Did someone tell you what you were going to do when you grew up?” I asked.

“Well, my dad said I would take over the family business. Guess he didn’t care what I wanted to do.”

I hate people telling me what to do. If I want to go drive a big truck, I’m going to go drive a big truck, and if I want to go save endangered species in the Amazon, by George, you know what I’m going to do…

If my dad ever had told me I was going to take over the farm, I would have told him tough cookies, I’m going to be a writer. But I guess he saved that one for my younger brother, who did take it over, but then again, that’s what he knew and loved to do even when he was a tot, so it was a natural fit for him.

I began asking all sorts of people if they were ever asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. A shocking number of them said, “No, no one has ever asked me that.” I can’t imagine growing up having no dreams or aspirations.

Most of these people were told by their parents what they were going to do, and those with less involved parents said they just kind of stumbled into whatever job they had. Either way, I see this as losing who they could have been.

So, my question is: Have you ever been asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? What did you want to do and are you doing it now? How would things be different if you had/had not ever been asked?

Harness the Power


I’m sharing parts of this book with you because it’s too good not to! In this post, I’m referring to bullet point 2 in the picture of The Power: Several years ago, I greeted an older man with “how are you today?” His response was, “feeling blessed and highly received.” He said it with such enthusiasm and gusto you couldn’t  help but wonder what made this man so vivacious about his life.
I’d see him around town with a smile on his face, always talking to people; and their response to him was magnificent. They’d leave his presence with a smile in their face and a warm glow around them. His enthusiasm was contagious; he never complained. He turned negatives into positives. Amazing miracle worker is what he was.
I’ve never been able to say that I have ever felt blessed or highly received, but this book is making me see that I am — that despite all the shittiness I’ve been through, I don’t have to keep attracting it.
I encourage each of you to read The Power–(Especially if you’re a Negative Nancy like me!) lol
This book is so good I’m soaking it up and taking notes!!!

It’s Just What You Might Need


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Helping others has many benefits. For instance, not only does it make you feel good about yourself, but it makes the one your helping feel good too. Remember a those times when you felt you needed help but were too afraid to ask. Just reach out to somebody help them lighten their load. Sometimes all we need is someone to be strong for us and give us a break every once in a while.