Happy Monday Maxpower2u family! I am wishing you abundance and prosperity and wanted to talk about what these words, but especially abundance means. Is it that beautiful house in the picture that I posted or the idea of having an abundant bank account in order to afford that house. Most of us would have to say and agree that we would need an abundant bank account in order to afford such a beautiful mansion.
But what does it take to have abundance? Yes, some people do inherit a lot of money and some actually win homes like these, but the truth is that most people that can afford these homes have the same abilities and possess the same physical makeup as we all do. So what is the difference? Why can so many people have abundance, attract wealth, and keep wealth coming into their lives and many do not? The simple answer is - “thoughts”. Yes, we manifest everything into our lives by the thoughts that we think. But you may say that you have tried to think your way into riches but have you really? Have you really sent out a solid feeling of faith that you can have abundance behind that thought? Cause you can think that you have a million bucks in the bank till your blue in the face, but your gut feeling is telling you, nah, I can never have a million bucks in the bank.
That’s where most people give up. And I am very guilty of that myself. Just when I thought that I had done all of the spiritual work necessary for me to manifest the millions that I believe in, my beliefs and my feelings don’t match up. And therefore, it caused me to give up on the notion that I too can be a millionaire for that split second or so. To get that second back because you allowed doubt in takes more spiritual and mental work. They must truly match up- and no, it is not going to happen the first week you try. It may happen in the second week or third, but it may also take you a month, or a couple of years. The work needed depends on you and how dedicated you are to acquiring or stepping into your abundance. The great news about this is that it’s your mind and your soul and God wants you to be rich.
How’s it going MaxPower2U family! Have you ever questioned yourself- Who am I, and why am I? You’re not alone- it’s the power of your ability to ask. Who do you think you are? Why do you think you are that person? Who have you modeled after to become who you are? Or do you have a great sense of self just because? Do you identify more with your mom or your dad? Do you identify more with your pet, a lion, a shark, or a Tiger? Are you more like a monk, a rabbi, a nun, a rebel, a soldier, a politician, or a simple caring citizen? There are many parts to your identity, but Why- and how did we form them.
Where do we get our self identity? How is it formed? Identity is how you see yourself based on the physical, mental, cultural, economic, religious, and or spiritual parts of yourself.
An example that I can use is, I remember watching the great movie “Rudy” where Rudy’s Dad went to see him off at the bus station and shared with him the story of his grandfather and the dreams that he had. Ultimately, the Dad said that their dreams were shattered due to unforseen circumstances and that they took jobs in the local steel mills out of desperation. He said, “We are Ruddigers, we work in the steel mills and there’s nothing wrong with that”. But Rudy wasn’t buying that, he wanted a new identity and was convinced that there was more to life and that his identity did not have to be limited to being a steel worker. He took the leap of faith and pursued his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. It wasn’t easy, but Rudy hung in there until he was finally allowed to suit up with the team and actually got to go in for a couple of plays. He was carried off the field by his teammates. He completely changed his identity and helped shape the identity of his younger siblings which all of them believed that they could go to college and earn their degrees also.
The great news is that we can always change our identities. The way we have defined ourselves or how we have taken others definition of us. We can learn new strategies to change the internal mental images that govern and control how we think about ourselves. I am in the process of writing a book called “The Eye of the Tiger - the CLAW Method”. I’m super excited about writing this book because it outlines some of the strategies that I have used to redefine myself and to strengthen my self worth and self identity. A person can win a million bucks, but if you don’t have the identity of a millionaire, you will most likely self sabotage your relationship with that millions dollars. You must be able to see yourself as a millionaire, think like a millionaire, and act like a millionaire. Then the millions will stick to you and then more will want to come to you. But if you are used to saying, “money really doesn’t matter”, guess what, money will not stick around because it will feel unaccepted and unappreciated. Try neglecting your wife, husband, or children- they will find other people to talk to, to make them feel appreciated and etc. The same is true about money! Make it a part of your self identity, your self worth and it will stick to you like super glue. The CLAW method stands for C- Clarity and to know exactly what it is you want, the L- Learn the law of attraction and find a mentor, the A- Awareness and Action, and W- Why Win, What is your purpose? Understanding the CLAW method, will make everything much clearer and it will give you the tools to help you develop a new self identity of confidence and value. You will be able to see and purchase the book from MaxPower2u.com or from Amazon.com.
Get super excited because when you take the necessary steps to invest in yourself, you will see the Magic work in your life and you will always feel that the Force is with you!!!
Happy Friday MaxPower2u family!
I was listening to a very powerful message in a YouTube video yesterday about how we become what we think about. How we are constantly programming our subconscious mind either directly or indirectly. It was saying that everything that we’ve come in contact with during our life span up to now regardless of your age; whether a parent, family member, radio, tv, internet, social media, coach, teacher, pastor, politician, and so on, has had a hand in programming our belief system. We have been conditioned to think a certain way by what other people think or what their opinions may have been at the time. Granted, you could’ve had your own opinion, but that much didn’t matter because they may have had a certain authority or power over you. If you have had a chance to look at who and how this theory might be true, I bet it got you thinking about some of the things you believe and why you believe that way. Why do kids become hardcore fans of the Team that their family and friends root for? Why do you want to follow in the profession that your parents did? Why do you drink excessively, why are you tough on boys, why are you short with girls, why are you mean to animals, why are you wanting to save the Earth, why do you want to give up meat, why do you drink Pepsi instead of Coke, why do you feel that you have to pray a certain way, why do you think a four year degree is the best thing for you, and on and on and on. All of these things got me thinking about my own philosophy and how I felt humans or things contributed in the way that I react to life and why. I am sure that most of you have also done your own thinking and possibly have had to take a aspirin or two because of the pain it can cause.
I’m a strong believer of “we become what we think about” and that is why I have been working on deliberately programming my mind for prosperity and wealth for several years now. I watched affirmation videos, wealth meditation videos, read books on programming the mind, and I kept wondering when it would eventually take, when all of the affirmations, motivational videos, and reading through books would give me the break through that I needed in order to create the opulent lifestyle that everyone says we all deserve if we are willing to work for it. I also wondered if being a Super Hero in a comic book could in any way help to bring me more money and more prosperity, thus the picture I chose for this blog. I’m sure that it has some leverage some how! If anyone has ideas, don’t hesitate to share.
But, then it suddenly clicked, I remembered that I used to do certain things in my childhood that made me feel like life was going to be okay. Keyword: Feel!
1. I would pretend that I was a powerful Super Hero to the point in where I truly felt that I had powers to make people do things or to make things and situations appear when I really needed them.
2. I would spend time visualizing how things would play out and how they would become a big part of my life.
3. I would get around people that would help me create certain situations that made me feel that I had the power. Even if it was to get in a very needed meal for the week.
When I would do these things consistently, I was shocked when things aligned with the things I focused on and intensely felt about. I didn’t know what to call it then, but I knew there had to be something to this type of magic.
I believe Bob Proctor wrote about this in his book, “You were born rich”, how you must not only think your way to success, but you must create the feelings inside you to create that certain positive vibration in your life. Esther Hicks, the world re-known guru on vibration, talks a lot about creating the same feelings of a higher vibration which creates a vortex in which anything you want can be manifested.
So yes, the thinking about things is critical because you have to know what you are aiming for and then you must get in tune or in line with the feelings that will create or manifest those vibrations of creation. So I am going back to where the magic truly happens- I am going to focus on the feelings that are associated with the things that I want from this universe and get aligned to the creation force. It never lets anyone down and I know that it won’t let you down either.
Are there moments in your life when you question, “what did I do before I had a smart phone, how did I act in public, how many real friends did I really have, I wonder if I would visit my cousins more if text didn’t exist, how would I know where my kids are at all times without all the apps, or I wonder if I would visit that country if I didn’t have bloggers showing me how safe other places are, or I wonder how I would’ve made it to that appointment without UBER or LYFT?”, and on and on!
We have to some degree become magnetized and programmed to see our lives through the lense and video screens of what we think is Socially empowering us to become better prepared humanoids. Is this really true? My goal is not to cast a negative shadow on the ill effects of electronic hand held devices, but to shine the light on how people are choosing to empower themselves through these magnificent creations.
How truly impacted are you because of the internet, a smartphone, or a smart TV? Do you feel more empowered or drained because you feel that you can’t to all that the internet Universe has to offer. Well, imagine that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed because of Instagram or FB and Amazon or Google and the decisions you have to make about which one to use or make sense out of- what about your children, or your friend’s children, or the children of this world in general. Imagine the multitude of feelings and emotions they are experiencing as well from all of this GREAT ready made information, entertainment, and interactive worlds that they are exposed to that we aren’t really AWARE of because we are caught up in our “REAL” and “Virtual” worlds simultaneously. Even though parental controls have gotten much much better, there is always something that may get past the filter which our children are not ready for nor will they be for a while. But what killed the cat? Yes, curiousity! Because of our natural instinct to want to see and know more about things, especially things that are against the rules, a big percentage of children will venture out and explore whatever has caught their eye without getting an adult involved. And even though some kids try to tell us about those age appropriate things, we are too busy texting a co-worker, ordering an online item, posting to fab, downloading music or watching a Netflix run that we don’t always take the time to listen to what our child is warning us about.
I believe that it is super critical to pay attention to the most powerful computers on this planet first which are our children. They hold the capacity to be amazingly creative, loving, and to be socially graceful. They are the ultimate source of dynamic energy through their simple smiles, dance, and singing. Are they worth putting the phone down, turning off the smart tv, and giving them our undivided attention? ABSOLUTELY they are! For if you are not programming your own children’s beautiful and powerful minds - you can be absolutely gauranteed that somebody or something is definitely doing it for you. There’s plenty of time left in your day to fiddle fadle with your devices later. Empower yourself and your kiddos...
Again- it is just a suggestion to empower you so that you can give MaxPower to your own children and or family!
Can you ever be totally empowered or have MaxPower over your life when you are still blaming your parents for the poor decisions, bad habits, and or failed relationships? I believe that mostly everyone would have to be honest and say “NO”, you could never feel fully empowered to feel free to make up your own mind about how you approach the world. Don’t you wonder how many people actually take this blaming their parents approach? I think many of the one’s that say that they don’t blame their parents, may in fact feel it and act it unconsciously without them really knowing. It may take a few visits to the therapists office to get a sense as to why their parents still have a stronghold on how they act. The reality is that everyone’s parents do and did play a major role in forming our personality and our belief systems. The other reality is that everyone gets to a point in their developmental life where we have to decide how “WE” are going to live, whether or not we will ever realize that we are powerful beyond what our parents didn’t know, and how to put this new philosophy into practice.
The key is to fully accept that our minds are super powerful and that they can re-programmed in any way that we would love to program them. We can upgrade them, just like we do an operating system of our smart phones. The phones aren’t smart at all, it is us that have to turn it on and off in order to serve us properly. The same is true of our minds. So let’s stop blaming our parents, actually, let’s bless and appreciate them for the beautiful opportunities that we have instead. Let’s remember that we have the ability to create our worlds the way we would like to with fun work and consistency. It is your time!! Your time to give yourself the life you deserve.
A free soul is one who can genuinely accept oneself! One that can be Free from the grip of thinking “will they like me?, will they accept me as I am?, will they judge me for wanting to fit in?, will anyone see through my fears of being rejected?” True power comes from knowing your internal power and not falling into the lies of external or materialistic power.
I had intended to visit my mom’s side of the family in Mexico for over 20 years. But in those 20 years, I had felt forgotten and abandoned by them so my urgency to go see them was more out of fear than out of love. My intentions to go see them was to discover if even after 20 years had passed, that I would still be accepted and respected as one of their own. But because I had been reading a book of life and it’s definite only answer of approaching life out of love, my intentions completely changed and I wanted to go see them to give them my Love. I no longer had any fear of whether or not they would accept me, I only hoped that they would embrace my genuine love for them. Like the waterfalls behind me, I felt free, balanced, and ever flowing with happiness and anticipation ofcoming in contact with my mother’s brothers and sisters. I also had the intent to see my grandfather who is 93 years young! He’s such a powerful force in all of my family’s lives because he represents longevity and unity! Needless to say, or happy to say that my intentions came true and I was able to share my love and receive love from all of them after 20 long years of anticipation! Please don’t wait too long to share your genuine love with your friends and family!
Your intentions are your Power!
When she said she would- she did! Key word is said! When you speak your reality into the universe, you create a beautiful reaction that moves the vibrations of this physical world in harmony with what you want to create! If it’s better health- say it! Say, “I am grateful and happy now that I am incredibly fit!” say it as you’ve already attained it and that you are super powerful because of it now. Your subconscious mind will always think it’s the truth and it goes to work to make your thoughts reality! Get excited because you now you have the magic to creating anything you want! Of course it’s going to take practice, but once you get it- watch the magic right before your eyes!
Maxpower moments are amazing! Jo and I have been working on creating magical moments through the focus and power of gratitude.
All of the literature and experts tend to always say that the key to anything you want is to focus and to truly believe that you already attain that thing that you really want. Well, with that said, Jo and I have been focusing on staying fit through the power of gratitude. We are grateful that we live in a city with great weather where we can practically go out and take a walk to do cardio. We are grateful that we can choose to purchase and prepare the kinds of foods that will keep us energized and healthy. We are grateful to be able to read or watch informative videos that help us stay on track with our focus.
Through gratitude, we put out into the Universe that we want to expand our area of fitness and continue to have more Wonderful opportunities to be fit! We want to continue to empower ourselves so that others can also feel empowered and be able to tap into their own maxpower within them to attain the focus they need in order to follow through with their goals and dreams.
Does it take effort fort to stay focused? Yes, but the work you put into yourself, expands and you will be amazed how it becomes second nature to you. It is universal law! What you focus on expands!!!!
With Love, Joe and Jo
The human spirit exists within our body, within our mind, and within every cell of our being! We have got to remember to thank our own self for all the good that we have and that we are! Regardless of age- our spirit will continue to long for self acceptance and self confidence.
Take time to to say thank you to every part of your body starting with what you value the most. I value all but the core part of our being is our heart! We feel we care, we love from our hearts so be happy and thankful for the opportunity to continue to enjoy the special people and moments in your wonderful life. Take the time to explore that part of yourself if you haven’t truly experienced what the heart feels like. You can even borrow a stethoscope so that you can hear the amazing sounds of a beating heart. Be proud that you have a healthy one and that you are working to keep it healthy. Thank yourself for that.
The obvious one we have to thank ourselves for is the mind- for without a brain, we wouldn’t be able to think and be creative. Thank yourself for the awesome ability to have a super thinking device inside your cranium which allows you to create anything worth your while while existing on Earth. It is with our heart and mind which bonds us to who is special and important to us. It is with our mind that we are capable of returning to the past, be aware of the now, and visualize the future. That is power!
Thank yourself all the time! Not in a bragging way, but in a grateful spiritual way that connects you to your higher self.
It is said that it takes living and experiencing a lot of events before we actually can start to make sense of our world and our reality about the way things work within that reality. Isn't true that even though you have lived with your family for many years, at times you feel like you don't understand them or that they don't understand you?
Now try to imagine trying to make sense of those you haven't even lived with! Sure we can generalize some things about them but we can never know for sure how a group of people work, let alone how an individual within that group thinks and why.
I was was fortunate enough to have served in the United States Navy and today I try yo explain my experience living and working on an aircraft carrier, but I realize that no one will ever know what it's truly like unless they have lived it for themselves.
The same is true about knowing and trying to understand your own self and then tying to what makes you think that way and why. The capacity of your own mind is unique and so amazingly powerful beyond measure! It's exciting to know that there is power within our biological makeup and that we can have total control over it if and when we ever learn to capture it!
When we subscribe or or get involved in the way other people think, especially for negative intentions, we deplete our own Universal power from ourselves because it takes you far away from recognizing and knowing that you can actually think for yourself. We start casting judgement and criticism on those we don't know because it's the easy thing to do based on what others are influencing you to think. And those others are usually people who were robbed of their own mental power by those who know how to easily manipulate you away from your metal capacity. They know how to inject hate and violence into the psychologically vulnerable and broken.
Have te the courage to learn about you- about why you think and act the way that you do. You are not a victim- rise into your own power within you- it's the magic that was given to you at birth!
With Love and Courage,
Feeling incredibly healthy throughout the day is like winning the Super Bowl each year! Why, you may ask? Well, try feeling unhealthy and having to rely on medication to get you through each and every minute let alone day of your existence! Please don't get me wrong- medication is extremely important and if you need to take it to feel good- please listen to your doctor.
I am proposing that you too can take charge of your physical health by tapping into the incredible healing and restorative power of your mind! You can choose to change the way you feel about your life by choosing the type of health you want to have.
There are many many strategies that are available for you, even some quick fixes, but I together with my wife, would like to share 3 simple strategies that have given us amazing gains without having to sacrifice too much of our sanity and time for.
1. Just breathe
2. Just walk
3. just drink more water
4. Just don't eat as much
We are working on our e-book to break down the strategies that we know will work for anyone willing to try them at their own pace. We will keep you posted.
What kind of things do you find yourself thinking about in days like a long warm Spring Sunday? Are they joyful thoughts or are they thoughts that automatically squeeze themselves in to drive you
Have you ever felt determined to the point where nothing will stop you from getting what you absolutely have made up your mind to get? As in the picture above, all martial artists start with a white belt and work their way up into mastery depending on how determined you are to go. Where does determination come from? Why are some things much more important for us to accomplish than other things. This can also have a negative twist in that some people are more determined to continue doing things that are harmful to themselves and to others. But why?
The answer lies in what we choose to or maybe not even know we have the power to choose to focus on. The way we focus on something is the way we think about things. Sounds simple because it is. We tend to function each and every day out of the things we value and care about. If you have been taught to care about your life, then it will show in how you choose to make choices that get you a lifestyle that looks like you care, but if you were taught that life isn't worth it and that it's out to get you, well it's going to show up in mighty negative ways! The key word is taught! The very good news is that we can choose how we are going to define the things that we have been through and the way we look at the things that are making us do or not do the things we truly choose to do. Now that is power! Yes- this blog only has power if we choose to accept the message it is trying to convey to you. Accepting something is a choice and the only one that can choose is you!
Re-changing the way you look at things takes effort and determination! It takes roughly about 30 or so days to form a new habit, but it can only take a second to change and choose a different thought. That is the power of the mind! Your mind and everyone who chooses to recognize this power is blessed with the capacity to feel like creators of their own life and not be a victim that feels limited and hopeless. We must tap into this wonderful and great power given to us for free as a result of being a spiritual being of this universe. The great thing about today's technological advances is that we have many ways of discovering and learning about our capabilities like no other time before. Again, it is all going to depend on how determined you are and how you will choose to accept responsibility for your own universal power! Stay determined- it's super worth it!!!
The most beautiful things about life are usually the ones that are free and the only cost is the investment that you make in yourself. It's been an honor and delightful pleasure to see my gorgeous wife Enrich her mind with incredible confidence and self worth to the point of wanting to experience and enjoy a simple walk and encouraging others to do the same. She feels incredibly blessed that she has taken control of her choice of how to be the captain of her own mind and soul!You too too can enjoy the vitality, love and rich experiences that you can choose to create by doing a few simple things.
You see, my wife started walking and wanting to improve her life just to combat feeling claustrophobic in our apartment as we transitioned from Texas back to California. It was a tough time, wondering if I would be employed before we fell into deeper financial hardships, wanting to be here for family, and thinking about retirement as well! As soon as we started walking, something incredible happened- she started feeling the fresh air and focusing on the things she was grateful for instead of the tough challenges that lay ahead.
I insisted that things were going to be okay and that we must continue to trust our creative force and have faith. Believe in what you want, be open to receive it and then wait with open arms and gratitude. Not too long after, things started falling into place and we started feeling healthier and much more grateful for the opportunity to live in such a way that we felt we created our own reality.
I wanted to ask you all if it's just as hard for you to stay Jedi focused on your goals as it is with mine from time to time? I've often wondered what distracted me the most and it usually left me feeling like a failure not wanting to make any other goals because of fear of not following through with them again and again!
I have broken the pattern of getting super distracted by following some simple strategies, although it was not as easy as it sounds! I had to simply take a simpler approach - or convince my mind, cause that's where the power lies, that I was going to maintain focus and accomplish this goal. What I realized was that I wasn't very specific about what I wanted and what it meant to me to have it. Well, I had to convince my mind that I was in fact very worthy of anything I wanted to accomplish! In order for my mind to accept this new belief, I had to reprogram my mind by listening to daily affirmations about worthiness and being good enough to have and create something good in my life! I listened to affirmations before bed and when I woke up in the morning! I actually still practice this. I love knowing that I am the one creating my reality and that it is not just happening by accident.
The real battle is with you and the inner talk that you have with yourself about yourself. Once you learn to accept that you have this amazing power, the power to create magic with your mind, you will continue to feel alive and empowered!
Have a Dream
Believe in your Dream
know that you deserve it
write it down
That is my mom and my dad! A tribute to them from the heart!
Thank you Lady! It wasn't too long ago that a close relative of mine reminded me of how horrible my father was as a parent. She wanted a reaction from me and all I said was, "I forgave him and thanked him for giving me my life". Followed by her saying, "How could you, he did this and that to you, your brothers and yiur!" I wasn't surprised that she would react like that because most people who know my background do also. So I allowed her to vent and showed her that I was focused more about how I moved forward in Love! I had no control over the past and I knew hate would only devour me and leave me in victim hood. I made a promise to my mother - God rest her soul, that I would empower my children to know Love and not the darkness of hate- like I did for many years. It's been a journey!
Thanks for letting me share...
Really-pain is needed to make any gains? Maybe if we see or believe that things should be painful it is only logical that we should see them as such! And on the contrary, if we see things or feel that things are not painful, then maybe we are right in both sentiments.
Will things mean more to us if we associate more pain or less pain with them? Will the goal seem more satisfying or will it satisfy us just the same?
It all boils down to how you choose to see it! The results you want are just that- results and how you attain them, you can choose pain or not!
Cheers to keeping an empowered outlook on life!
This is and continues to be our theme for this coming year and the years to come. Knowing that we determine the outcome of our existence is very empowering and it has been an absolute honor to share it with my love, Joanne.
She continues to amaze me with her persistent spiritual journey in accepting her own self empowerment and becoming a deliberate creator of her own destiny. Great to see how she is influencing our kids, friends, and family to empower themselves too.
Our journey together has been one of a healthy consciousness- not perfect, nor vain, but one that is based on a strong sense of respect for one's own power in order to respond to life rather than to react irrationally or too emotionally. We have chosen to be aware that we are our own choosers of how we feel toward anything and how we can enhance our own feelings for the good of ourselves and our environment.
Our health has improved and continues to improve, thus having a great side effect on many of our aspects of our lives as well. The energy we have is inspiring and allows us to be more present for each other and those around us. We spend a lot of quality time together especially during our 4-6 mile daily walks. It gives us a lot of time to discuss our plans, our children, etc. etc.
Anyone can attain an empowered mindset! You can start by believing that you too have the ability right between your ears to decide how you are going to use your powerful brain. Are you going to guide it or are you going to let it be programmed by others who don't have your best interests in mind? You have got to realize that you have the ability to do anything your heart desires if you align your thinking with your main focus. You have got to be very specific about what you want and why you want it. When you do this, the magical powers of your mind go to work for you to make it happen. That is the magic! Is it going to be easy? It all depends on you! Yes, it could be easy or it could be a long long journey of a bumpy road less traveled. It is all up to you... and needless to say, that is the beauty of it all, that it's all up to you!!!
With Love and a Happy New Year,
The incredible positive news is that one can always choose to transform themselves into what they would like to become, to have, and to do. It is said that all you have to do is to start with gratitude and be able to be thankful for everything that you have right now in the present moment. When you do this, the universe apparently has the ability to detect your positive intentions and or energy about what you are focusing on goes to work immediately to make it happen.
It is as simple as being thankful for knowing that you have the ability to read or learn about the power of self transformation even before you decide to take on that journey. The journey is a self guided, self propelled, and self inspired act based on a belief that one has acquired, so being grateful for this belief is especially important. The more you focus on this belief, the mind gets more and more comfortable knowing that you are serious about what you have decided to take on and do. After 30 days, your body gets involved with your mind and then its almost a done deal because your whole system is working together to accomplish whatever it is you are inspired and intended to acquire.
The universe and this world is that amazing and it is always working for you!
Thanksgiving celebrations have been going on even before I was born and marketers have figured out that this tradition is embedded deeply in the minds of people so all they have to do is connect it to their products, especially 30 or so days before the holiday actually takes place in order to turn positive profits. Well, you too can use this type of power to transform yourself into whatever you want! Connect something super positive as to why and how the decision to transform yourself will give you the rewards that you desire. The magic is that you have it all right between your ears in your mind in your capacity to think and believe. Believe and you shall receive!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours!
Are you a born leader? Were you called to lead? Can you learn to become a leader? The answer to all of those questions is highly personal and it all begins with you having the belief and saying yes to yourself!
Why would anyone want to lead anyway? Well, there are so many reasons why, but most of all, I believe that it comes from the need to contribute and make a positive difference in the life of a project or in the lives of people.
We are so very proud of our son Justin and his willingness to want to come back to his Poway Titan band crew and serve as their drum-line leader. He planned out the timeline, prepared relentlessly at his craft, and asked leadership questions. He was determined to bring a collaborative leadership and fun style to a divided group from last year. He heard his calling and brought a positive energy t the group. It was such an honor and privilege to watch him grow with his team and to see him take on a huge responsibility! The season is wrapping up, but the memories will live forever and his efforts will continue on to other endeavors he chooses for himself in life.
It is always about people and how to listen to everyone's needs and unique personalities. Learn about the magic of influencing people and your life becomes a little bit more fulfilling on this planet. Yes, you too can become, or maybe you already are a leader, but don't realize it yet. It takes vision, discipline, patience, love, understanding, charisma, and decision making to lead and all of these values can be enhanced by you. Yes, you have the power to choose, the power to create this for yourself. Create it and reap the rewards!
Want a new car, a new house, a million dollars, a new relationship, a new dog, a promotion, a spouse, a baby, a garden, loving relationships, or a thriving business?
Isn't it interesting that many so called spiritual gurus often ask you this question which sometimes makes you wonder if this whole mind power thing is true or not? Well, like you, I wondered as well until I actually read many different books on the subject of mind power and manifestation and they all have the common theme of how to manifest anything you want, but say it a bit differently. YES- they all suggest that with the power of the mind anyone can bring to reality what they hold in their thoughts and feelings.
The interesting thing about it is that most people are not aware of this majestic power that exists between their ears. They are not aware because they have been systematically brainwashed to believe that they have no power of their own and that they can only exercise so much of their own power before they will be brought back down to earth. Most of us want and have a super need to feel accepted and follow the crowd, do the average thing, and take on average activities because everyone else is doing the same thing. Once one falls into this way of cyclical thinking, it is very difficult to believe that there is more that the mind is capable of and that one can or should strive to fully realize their potential. I've even heard people say, "Well you know, you are a Martinez and we Mexicans are field workers so you will be a field worker too- just accept it and it will be easier to live with if you do." Tragic, but many people do accept it and tend to continue to live a life of limitations and poverty thinking.
With the power of your ability to form a thought and sustain that thought, it is said that you can have anything that you focus on because whatever you focus on, whether negative or positive, it is always expanding. Things do take time to manifest, to come to you, but they will! Trust in your power, learn about your power, and ask about your power! It is there for you to create many beautiful things! Try it and marvel in the positive things that you focus on! Start small, think of small things and focus on them and then go big.
Trick or Treat! Why is this Holiday such an intriguing one? Is it because we all have a frightful side to us or maybe even a bit of an evil side to us? We are human after all and when you think about it, we all have the capacity to either act out in an evil way or choose to restrain ourselves from causing self harm or harm to others. But it is to be frightened and to do the scaring, all depends on who you ask. It is the minds mysterious ways that I think makes this Holiday so appealing.
I think it also gives some of us the opportunity to dress up and feel like we can act like that one character for the night or even week depending on all the Halloween parties that you attend. It may make you forget a little bit of the bummer side of life and escape for just a bit. It is liberating in a way to be seen differently and also to play the part of a confident character. Its all good for the self esteem- well, unless you choose a super scary something that you enjoy portraying only.
It's also a great way to have amazing family time! To dress up and to partake in the traditions of having fun with the costumes, candy, and tricks. It can definitely bring families closer and allows them to see the creativity in their kids. Parents may discover that their child has a great talent and vice versa.
All around, Halloween is a fun and unique holiday! Stay safe and have a ton of fun...
With the divorce rate at 65%, I wonder if couples go into their relationships now a days thinking that the possibility of getting divorced is extremely high and indirectly expect it to maybe happen to them. I believe you too can win at Love!
But how can a couple prevent the possible or impossible inevitable? Or is it something that is preventable or is it already written in our destinies to divorce and meet up with someone else that is truly our soul-mate? I would love to think that a relationship based on the notion of pure Love, will most definitely survive! Even if it is a new relationship that began from the outcome of a divorce in the first place. It just has to because, with Love, all things are possible. Love gives you the courage, understanding, fortitude, intuition, ability to listen, and the ability to be totally present for yourself and for your life partner. Anyone can master or become familiar with these are critical areas in their lives. I am truly convinced that amazing things come from a place of love, but remember that there must exist a very healthy love of self first before we can even share it with anyone else.
Love has to be something that is understood by you and your partner and what that means to both of you. Remember that we are all unique in our definition of what Love means based on who taught us what that emotion truly means. When courting the person that you think is the one, we usually don't get to see all the underneath stuff that has been stored away due to painful experiences and or traumatic events in the family, school, and or community. Many of these issues and experiences can surface after we feel secure in our marital union, but don't think that your partner will always be ready to understand and or willing to take the journey with you to resolution. Love can do that for you, if you have been committed in true total unconditional Love of the person you met and said you would be there for not matter what! Love can move mountains and restore your faith in you in order for you to live in peaceful mental tranquility. Issues of trust, abandonment, not worthiness, unloved, and or physical trauma can all be overcome if the relationship is sustained with the strong hold of Love.
Survival also suggests that there are going to be small or big challenges in your journey together. We are after all, evolving humans learning to co-exist harmoniously in this vast world of distractions. No, I am not suggesting that all distractions are negative, it's how we manage and pro-actively decide how we choose to be distracted or not distracted that will make all the difference in the world. Distractions can be many things. It can be how you notice that he or she smiles or doesn't smile like you thought she or he did. It could be the demands from work, your family, your friends, social media, or you just feeling unbalanced due to an illness, financial, or religious stress.
A few things to consider that makes our relationship flourish.
1. Always show gratitude- for any little thing that they do, their smile, their health, their food, and etc.
2. Listen and be present for them- put away your phone, turn off the TV, ipad, etc and truly listen. It shows sincere interest, concern, and love.
3. Stay unconditional- in other words, don't compliment her so that she will do something in return, just do it because it comes from your heart with sincerity and love. 4. Don't try to be right all the time- the relationship will strain if most of your conversations turn into power struggles. It's better to allow each point of view and then allow things to resolve themselves out accordingly.
5. Practice sincere honesty- with the little and big things of course, but there are spiritual things that you should be honest about also; for example, don't just do or undertake any job, project, or money endeavor because you think your partner wants you to, instead, be honest and tell your spouse that its not what you want to do. Or if you think there is a situation you can handle and you know you really can't, just be honest about it. It will save you a lot of heart ache in the long run.
I wish you the best on your super special journey of Love with one another. Please feel free to contact me and my wife and I would be more than open to share some of our thoughts with any challenges you may be facing. After all, it is you who ultimate decides what your fate will be.