I am so grateful for my loving friends and especially Sister Moutique who see’s me clearly and always, always helps me find my way back when I wander off my path.
My entire life I’ve been getting knocked down and I’ve always gotten back up, this time is no different! I’m back. So here’s my new theme song by Chumbawamba
Sometimes when we lose our way there’s a friend, a conversation, an inspiration that brings us back to our truth of who we truly are… I seek to be such a friend, an encourager to anyone who get’s knocked down on their journey!
The other song I feel like signing right now is Joe Cocker’s “With a little help from my friends” – Join me?
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Back in the day, Stallone was a struggling actor in every definition. At some point, he got so broke that he stole his wife’s jewellery and sold it.
Things got so bad that he even ended up homeless. Yes, he slept at the New York bus station for 3 days. Unable to pay rent or afford food.
His lowest point came when he tried to sell his dog at the liquor store to any stranger. He didn’t have money to feed the dog anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He says he walked away crying.
Two weeks later,he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie, ROCKY.
He wrote the script for 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO.
They wanted a REAL STAR.
They said he “Looked funny and talked funny”. He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him.
He said NO. He had to be IN THAT MOVIE.
After a while,the studio agreed, gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history!
He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!
And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Yes,Stallone LOVED HIS DOG SO MUCH that he stood at the liquor store for 3 days waiting for the man he sold his dog to. And on the 3rd day, he saw the man coming with the dog.
Stallone explained why he sold the dog and begged for the dog back. The man refused. Stallone offered him $100. The man refused. He offered him $500. And the guy refused. Yes,he refused even $1000.
And, Believe it or Not,Stallone had to pay $15,000 for the same dog he sold at $25 only! And he finally got his dog back!
And today,the same Stallone who slept in the streets and sold his dog JUST BECAUSE he couldn’t even feed it anymore, is one of the Most Successful Movie Stars in modern history.
Being broke is BAD. Really BAD. Have You ever had a dream? A wonderful dream? But You are too broke to implement it?
Whatever happens, Keep Dreaming and DOING! Doing and Dreaming. Even when they turn you away, Keep Doing and Dreaming. Keep your vision 100% focused on what YOU want!
Even when they shut you down, Keep Dreaming. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF EXCEPT YOURSELF!
Even if it means selling all your clothes and sleeping with the dogs, ITS OKAY! But AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, Your STORY IS NOT OVER. TRUST ME.
Keep Up the Fight. Keep your dreams and hope alive. And never forget Stallone’s example, he did whatever it took to make his dream a reality and look how well he was rewarded for it! The same can happen to you!
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Music has such power to shift us into a positive state of being – listen to this and if you feel it…GET UP AND DANCE!!!!
Roger Anthony was a brilliant man who turned tragedy into triumph and made the world a better place. His lessons will live on in the tens of thousands he taught and the loves of his life his beloved wife and children.
Watch this video of him teaching at CEO Space – he had such an amazing ability to teach and his technology is a gift to us all.
Here’s my favorite quote from Roger – “It’s one thing to teach a principle and another to live it, but the greatest by far is to so thoroughly BE it that your very presence does the teaching”. –Roger Anthony
– -I’m so “XCITED” brother – until we meet again!
I want to wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Did you know that only 8% of people stick to their resolutions each year? I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a few years ago because I kept failing like the 92% to stick with them. I still set goals but it’s an ongoing process that I do all year long, instead of once a year thing.
What I have found works best for me is to set short term goals that support my overall life vision and mission instead. Try it this year…also I created a video a couple years ago on Goal Setting that you might find helpful. Happy New YOU! 😉
Here’s a couple pictures from my home state New Hampshire. Fall is my favorite time of year to visit the “Granite State” the air just smells so good and the colors…OMG!!! I highly recommend adding a trip to experience it for yourself and if you like seafood, it’s the best in the world ( in my opinion). – Click here for more information
My friend Dianne wrote this quote, it moved me and I think it’s a great one to ponder on this first day of fall…
“Every action or inaction is a choice to do or allow. Sometimes doing is the way to go and sometimes allowing is the way. In either case, don’t just let life happen to you, participate in your life consciously. The choice is up to you.” –Dianne M. Stewart Hamlin, ( Connect with Dianne by clicking here )
As we move in to the final 100 days of the year… What do you have to “do” and what do you need to “allow” in your life?
Think about it! Happy Fall!
I know it sometimes seems like the world is falling apart but let this video inspire your heart! Please “Like” and “Share” with all your friends and family!
Photographer Clark Little is able to capture some incredible shots on camera as he dives head on into some of the largest waves on Earth. What I love about this video is how he explains his journey from the discovery of his path to the full out expression of his passion.
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Goal Setting Success starts by setting goals the right way watch this short video to learn how to improve your goal getting! Watch this short video on goal setting success and start goal getting today.