You get what you tolerate

You are not your fears.

Fears are perception of reality, not the reality.  Too often we choose to build our lives around fear, creating a zone of safety. We choose to live in a box that keeps us stuck in static and safe mediocrity.

We learn to tolerate our fears and live small rather than expose ourselves to all that scares us.

Yet you get out of life what you tolerate.

Why tolerate living small?

Without goals, work sucks

Without goals, work is just work.

Without goals, work sucks. You spend your day spinning. You end your day not remembering a significant thing you did.

Goals not only support your life purpose, but often lead to discovering it in the first place. Purpose becomes what drives you, what emboldens you to stretch your capabilities, to take risks, to push through obstacles. Purpose is what supports the deeper meaning for why you’re here. Goals become the catalyst for purpose.

Life should be more than endless repetition and routine. Get some goals going.

Give it up

Give up the stuff you hate most about yourself.

First, let go of your past. Repeat, let it go.

Then, choose to love yourself. Loving means

that you forgive yourself for wrongs and missteps

and other crazy things you might do differently

if you had the chance today.


Jettison all that emotional crud you’ve been

carrying around. It’s excess baggage.


Accept the fallible you. Learn from your

errors in judgment and misadventures.


You can reinvent and renew. You can embrace

the possibility of life anew at any age. You can

start today.


Maybe it’s time to let go of all that baggage.

Average is over

Average is over.

Middle class is gone.  Safety nets are unraveling.

Today you either thrive or you thrash.

Too many choose to be distracted, overweight, and struggling.  Too few choose to be rewarded for what they accomplish instead of what they promise.

To thrive means to not just wish for success, but to earn it by consistently pushing through all the hard stuff that sucks.

Are you ready to embrace the suck?

What you fail to see

What you fail to see could be costing you.

 What you miss will sooner than later exit your life.

You fail to see because of ego and ignorance.  Your lack of receptivity blinds you to serendipity.

You’re barreling down the road so fast you miss the turn you should take, or the stop you should make.

Slow down.  Lose the ego.  Get curious. Become more aware.

What you fail to see could be costing you.

Who’s running your plan?

Who’s deciding your wealth?

We all follow a plan.  If not ours, then someone else’s.

Wealth, of course, is far more than having money and possessions.  It’s also about the quality of our larger life.

But money is one metric we can measure.  It can tell us how well we use our gifts, how well we add value to our world and ourselves.

So who’s deciding your wealth?  Who’s running your plan?

Show me your books

Show me your books, not your wardrobe


The easiest way to get wisdom is to buy it.  Buy a book. Read it.  Gain the knowledge and instruction of virtual mentors.  Acquire the great wisdom they share.  Then apply what you’ve learned to your own life.


People who have achieved uncommon excellence have written books.   People who have created uncommon wealth have written books too.

They’re instruction manuals –  readily available and cheap to buy; and free if you have a library card.


You do have a library card, don’t you?

It’s about perspective

Is life happening for you, or to you?

How you experience life depends on how you frame what shows up.

Two people in similar circumstances:  one feels abundance, the other scarcity; one takes charge of their situation, the other remains a victim; one feels grateful, the other fearful.

Why?  Or better, why not?  Why not choose to change your perspective?  How you see life is how you experience it.

Beliefs have consequences

Beliefs have consequences.


 Beliefs become behavior.

What you believe changes how you act within and upon your world.  Your beliefs lead you to create, or destroy.


Do you take the time to think critically – to examine your system of beliefs?  Do you take the time to ensure what you believe aligns with fact, with truth,

with your values; and not the undue influence of the crowd and faulty perceptions?


Your beliefs have the power to change your world.  They have the power to change your life.  Are your beliefs leading you to the life you truly desire?

Defy the ending

Don’t deny the story.  Defy the ending.

Every day there’s a story playing out in your head.  It’s the story of your life experiences. It’s a running narrative of what you’ve encountered, and where you’re headed.

You chose how the story ends.  You have that power – but only if you first choose.