Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New perspective

We may not be able to climb an iceberg or get up on a mountain top, but we can always close or eyes and generate a new perspective. There is power from above that is available when we take the time to ask for it. 

Sometimes all we need is just a new perspective. 

Background image by: Pete Huu

Monday, May 29, 2017

Appreciate what you have

There are many songs dedicated to this theme. We were all human and it is easy to fall into lack of gratitude, but this is a very dangerous and slippery slope. Show gratitude and appreciation for all things in your life and you will begin to see what a fulfilled life looks like. 

Learn to appreciate what you have, before time makes you appreciate what you had.

Background Image by: David Ruddock

Home of the free - because of the brave

Sunday, May 28, 2017

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens

It is up to us, what kind of times we will have. It is all in our attitude and actions. Will you have just lemons, or lemonade?

Friday, May 26, 2017

With self-mastery

Without self-mastery, we are slaves to fear, impulse, and conformity. With self-mastery, joy, greatness, and transcendence are ours.  Brendon Burchard. 

Enough said! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Life is hard but so very beautiful

Life can be pretty brutal at times, but luckily God gave us a most beautiful world to lighten our burdens and lift our souls. Soak it up!!

Background image by: Pete Huu

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3 words that define who you want to be

Brendon Burchard technique: Pick three words that define who you want to be, and then put a reminder in your phone and repeat these words each day. 

A few weeks ago, I started having my kids pick their three words and whenever I see them, I ask them to repeat their three words. It has been really fun. Well on Friday, I texted my 15 year old to text me back her three words. She was the last to jump on the three words bandwagon, and she was at school, but I knew she would look for any excuse to not focus on school. Sure enough, a few minutes later she texted me her words. I was really excited because I knew what I was planning. I took her three words and made this picture quote out of them. I sent it to her, and I think I surprised her with it. :) She seemed to really love it. I am making one for each of my girls and then I am going to print them off and frame them. That way they can always look at them while they are getting dressed or just chilling in their rooms. I also made mobile wallpaper versions so they could save them to their phones or devises. 

If anyone would like one for themselves or for their children, just email me the three words, what signature you want instead of "Love Dad," and just a little bit about yourself or your child that would help me find the right picture as background. I will email it back once I finish it.

I have 9 kids so check back frequently to see all of their three words picture quotes. 






Kamryn 4 yrs old:

Brinley 2 yrs old:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Be your authentic self

When you are your authentic self, it gives permission to everyone around you to be their authentic self. So, go on, you can do it... Just be your authentic self. 

Background image by: Brandon Hilder

Your only limit is YOU

Always remember that, your only limit is you. It can be difficult to step out of your own way, but it is imperative. Decide what you want and fearlessly go after it, not accepting the negative self talk we tell ourselves along the journey. 

Background image by: Einir

Monday, May 15, 2017

High performers are not born

There is an unspoken or spoken idea that high performers are born. That is our fears and insecurities speaking to us, trying to get us to slacken our stride or give up entirely. Although people are born with talents that are unique to them, no one is born as a high performer. High performance is something that we work toward habit by habit, and action by action. What habit or action will you put in place today?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

When they say you can't - then you have to

Life is too short to allow others limitations, insecurities, or weaknesses to become your own. Be bold and chase after your dreams.

When they say you can't, then you have to.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Life doesn't get easier you just get stronger

I couldn't decide between these two, so I am posting them both. 😀

Is it time to fight back? Has life won a round or two? Now is your time to shine, all we have is the present. You are strong enough, good enough, and down right amazing. Get to it, stare life in the face and fight back!!!