You’re A Keeper

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Something to ponder upon!

My older brother sent this to me…

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen before they had a name for it. A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the time for fixing things. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there’d always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer’s night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t any more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away…never to return.. So… While we have it….. it’s best we love it…. And care for it… And fix it when it’s broken……… And heal it when it’s sick.

This is true. For marriage……. And old cars….. And children with bad report cards….. And dogs with bad hips…. And aging parents…… And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special…….. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thinks I am a ‘keeper’, so I’ve sent it to the people I think of in the same way… Now it’s your turn to send this to those people that are “keepers” in your life. Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Keep them close!

Be enthusiastic

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Be enthusiastic

No one has ever succeeded without being enthusiastic, full of
spirit, hope, and action.  It’s what will carry you through
when the odds are against you.  It’s what will carry you through
when you’ve tried and failed.  It’s what will carry you through
when you’re tired of trying again and again.

Enthusiasm creates the emotional charge that can help you overcome
seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles.

How can you create enthusiasm to develop a winning, positive
attitude and eliminate the negative attitudes that may be blocking
your success?

Keep your mind focused on your goals.

Focus revs up your subconscious mind to a high rate of activity
with a positive, emotional charge.

Understand that emotional-charged action toward a positive goal
is more powerful than the logical inertial of things they say can’t
be done.

And use these two phrases to keep you enthusiastic…

This is an excerpt from just one of the lessons in the
Ultimate Success Program.

When you’re ready, I invite you to join the thousands
who have applied these life lessons that I’ve put together
into a step-by-step success program.

There’s one recurring theme through all of the lessons,
and that is to take action on each and every step. If
you don’t do that, nothing will happen for you.

The law of cause and effect is real, you must be the
cause (the action) to get the desired effect (your
dreams and goals).

May I help you too?

http://Ultimate-Success-Program.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Let’s talk about self-esteem

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Let’s talk about self-esteem

Let’s talk about self-esteem a little bit.

Self-esteem is how you feel about your worthiness and importance
as a human being.  It’s your attitude about yourself.

Self-esteem is developed very early in life from the messages
you received from your parents and other experts who either told
you positive or negative things about yourself.  Now some of those
experts would be teachers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandmothers,
grandfathers, relatives, neighbors; anybody who gave you their
opinion of you during those formative years were very influential
in your development of self-esteem.

But, you see, it really wasn’t what they said about you that
developed your self-esteem.  It is more the cumulative results of
your own thoughts and feelings you had in processing those messages
told to you by others.  You see, everything that comes into your
brain, you get to filter, and you get to store it depending on
where you want to store it, how you want to store it, and how
you want to respond to it.

Self-esteem runs on a scale from very high to very low.

The person with high self-esteem has a positive feeling of personal
worth.  The person with low self-esteem feels themselves living under
a cloud of negative circumstances.

A person with high self-esteem feels positive about their life,
valuable and important and worthy of respect and consideration.
They have the ability to influence others and enjoy new challenges
and expect things to go well in the future.  That is so important.
They expect things to go well in the future.

Now the question is…

“Self-esteem or self-confidence – What’s the difference?”

Well, they are different in that self-confidence is having confidence
in a particular skill or situation, and self-esteem relates more to
the deep feeling you have about your own value as a person.

Self-confidence is about the particular skills you have or dealing with
a certain situation, and self-esteem relates more to the feelings that
you have about your own value as a person.

I believe you start life with an innate sense of high self-esteem.  I see
it in how children love to wake up each day, looking forward to playing
and learning new things.  But over time, from the messages we process
from others, we slide down the scale in self-esteem.

And now is your time to climb back up to the level of self-value and
worthiness you were created for.

This is an excerpt from just one of the lessons in the
Ultimate Success Program.

When you’re ready, I invite you to join the thousands
who have applied these life lessons that I’ve put together
into a step-by-step success program.

There’s one recurring theme through all of the lessons,
and that is to take action on each and every step. If
you don’t do that, nothing will happen for you.

The law of cause and effect is real, you must be the
cause (the action) to get the desired effect (your
dreams and goals).

May I help you too?

http://Ultimate-Success-Program.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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The story of The Magic Quarter

January 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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The story of “The Magic Quarter”.

If you have a coin handy, get it out and look at it.

Now this story came from when I was a Boy Scout master.  And
one of the fellows in the troop was having some personal
problems in his family.  And the other boys were out doing
some of the projects, and I had this boy come in to meet with
me privately.

And I was talking with him, getting him to open up and explain
what was going on in his life.  It became obvious that he was
having trouble making choices.

So I pulled out this quarter out of my pocket.  And I said,
“This is a magic quarter.  And I’m going to give it to you, and
I want you to keep it all your life.  And there’s something
very special about this magic quarter.

“You see, this magic quarter, on one side, we call it heads, and
we associate that with positive.  On the other side, we call it
tails, and we associate that with negative.  But there’s something
else about this magic quarter.  You see, it has an edge that’s
neither head nor tails.”

And I said, “You know, most people go through life getting a
magic quarter, and they don’t do anything with it at all.  Other
people go through life, and they get a magic quarter, and they
flip it up in the air and let the magic quarter decide whether
it is to be heads, positive, or tails, negative.”

And then I said to him, “But there’s some people that, in their
lives, take the magic quarter, and they decide for themselves
which side is going to be up.”

And as I gave him that magic quarter, I said, “You know, you
have the power of choice to choose which side you want to have
up throughout your lifetime.”

So, at this point I’m going to give you a magic quarter along
with that story.

Always decide which side you’re going to choose, the positive or
the negative.  And the worst thing you could do is not exercise
any power of choice.

You must choose to do something rather than just not to do
something.  Be proactive.  Never again flip the coin and accept
that “Whatever will be, will be.”  The greatest power you have
is the power of choice.  You must become aware of it and use
its power to create the life you want.

This is an excerpt from just one of the lessons in the
Ultimate Success Program.

When you’re ready, I invite you to join the thousands
who have applied these life lessons that I’ve put together
into a step-by-step success program.

There’s one recurring theme through all of the lessons,
and that is to take action on each and every step. If
you don’t do that, nothing will happen for you.

The law of cause and effect is real, you must be the
cause (the action) to get the desired effect (your
dreams and goals).

May I help you too?

http://Ultimate-Success-Program.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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Are you waiting for opportunity to knock?

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Are you waiting for opportunity to knock?

You see, opportunity does not knock; it is you that does
the knocking.

You are the opportunity.

You create opportunity.

You develop talents to acquire opportunity.

You turn negatives into positives as part of your opportunity.

How?  Well, it comes from your own self-esteem and determination
to live a successful and fulfilled life.  It’s up to you to move
away from past bad experiences and continually be on the lookout
for opportunities that need your talents.

You learn to explore, invent, originate, and adapt as you live
your life to the fullest.  You explore, you invent, you originate,
and you adapt.

Now you may ask, “Who gives you the right to do this?”

Well, you do, of course.

You see, opportunity is not just for other people; it’s for
you, too.  And it’s yours for the taking.

Have you ever heard a speaker say, “I’d like to take this
opportunity to…”?  Well, there’s a good lesson there for you
too, also to take this opportunity every time you can.

All types of people with disadvantages, disabilities, and limitations
have become successful by seeking their opportunities in life.  They
didn’t just give up.  They overcame these situations and rose to
the opportunities they found for their lives.

One of the things that I think we do sometimes is we shut the door
to our own opportunities.  Maybe you see an opportunity and begin
working on it only to discover that achieving it will take more
time, money, energy, and persistence than you hoped for.

You see, that’s instant gratification wishes at work here.

And then you give up.

By doing so, sadly, you’ve shut the door on your own opportunity.

This is an excerpt from just one of the lessons in the
Ultimate Success Program.

When you’re ready, I invite you to join the thousands
who have applied these life lessons that I’ve put together
into a step-by-step success program.

There’s one recurring theme through all of the lessons,
and that is to take action on each and every step. If
you don’t do that, nothing will happen for you.

The law of cause and effect is real, you must be the
cause (the action) to get the desired effect (your
dreams and goals).

May I help you too?

http://Ultimate-Success-Program.com

As always, my best to you —

Mark Hendricks

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