2018, Forward Thinking, Freedom, Life Lessons, Motivation, My Journey

If Humanity Had An Enemy

If Humanity had an enemy, the Ego would certainly be it.

That which tempts us is the same that judges us after we indulge. That which prods us to push past comfort’s edge is the same that convinces us we’re not courageous enough to leap. And it is the same, then, that condemns us for remaining…the same.The Ego demands, judges, ridicules, bullies, twists, convicts and condemns; rendering Humanity, at times, helpless in its grasp. What a miserable vicious cycle. Who will free us from this incessant enemy?Closer look reveals that the Ego is nothing more than a ‘pretender‘; smoke and mirrors, a ‘Great Wizard‘ who hopes you never look behind the curtain. The Ego doesn’t have to fight to win; it just needs to convince you that you do. All the while, the Victor – You – stands silently by, fully equipped and poised for battle just waiting your orders; orders that only you can give. The orders are not to fight, but to stand, and not just stand, but STAND UP!The Ego is a bully, and like with every bully once you stand up to it, it shrinks back to its own pitiful insecure self, sulking off looking for another insecure victim to taunt and torment. A bully will only bully you as long as you let them.

How much has your Ego cost you?

How much money has your Ego cost you? How much precious time has your Ego stolen from you? It’s time to stand up and push back. You are the Victor, not the victim. You have the power within to defeat this enemy once and for all. Who will free us from this incessant enemy? You will! I will! We will!

2018, Encouragement, Guidance, Life, My Journey

Am I Enough? The Secret To Discovering Your Self Worth

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Whether you’re starting a new business, interviewing for a new job, or making a new friend, you will have to eventually answer one question. “Am I enough?”

The more time you spend asking someone else that question, the more lost you will be. The more money you spend trying to answer that question, the more broke you will be. No one, and I mean NO ONE, can answer that question BUT YOU.

The biggest challenge I see with determining one’s own value and worth, is comparison. When we finally do get some clue as to who we think are, we hold what we think up to the mirror of society to see if what we think measures up.

“Trying to measure up will always keep you small.” – Jeff Crume

The secret is, there is no measurement. A person’s value or worth is a matter of perspective not measurement.

Just because you have the most toys or the most money doesn’t make you valuable. The one who doesn’t value money or toys doesn’t think less of, or more of, you because you either have them or don’t. Money or toys simply isn’t their measuring stick.

What is your measuring stick? What are you using to measure your worth?

Money? Career? Possessions? Success? Family? Happiness?

What if I told you none of these things can accurately measure your worth?

2018, My Journey

Set Your Mind Before You Plant Your Feet

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Today’s Tip: Set Your Mind Before You Plant Your Feet.

Before you begin your day, make up in your mind how it’s going to be. Spend a few moments of each day setting your mind on the things you want to accomplish that day.
Even before you get out of bed, visualize yourself working on your to do list. See yourself accomplishing your goals for that day. Bask in the feelings of getting things done. Even take a moment to congratulate yourself, and then…plant your feet on the floor and get started.
A well thought out day, before the day gets started, assures that you are more productive during the entire day.
Set your mind before you plant your feet. It’s key to stepping into your destiny.
~ JC