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For years, I made my vision board by looking through magazines and seeing pictures of things that I might want in the coming year, a bigger house, water skiing boat, tropical vacations. I’d cut them out, paste them on my board and expect them to magically appear in my life, not giving any thought as to how I would actually achieve these things! I was like many people who found that their vision board didn’t work to “manifest”

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For each of us, the end of the year brings on thoughts of what we want to have in our lives and what we want to accomplish in the next year. But do we also think about who we want to become?

There is magic that comes from becoming that person we need to be in order to attract the relationships or results we wish to meet or achieve. But many times when we set new goals and create a vision we only think about the things we want to have or the goals we want to achieve.

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There are basically three enemies getting in the way of the results you desire for this next new year…

  1. Lack of clarity
  2. Keeping our focus
  3. Not taking action

Why establish clarity?

When you have a clear, compelling vision, things happen. If you don’t clarify your vision there is nothing to anchor your goals and objectives to. A clear vision will draw you in,

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I sat in a room full of influencers last weekend and listened to speakers who encouraged and taught us to up-level the influence we have in our circle of friends and business associates. It was an amazing 2 days rubbing elbows with some key speakers. It made me reflect on what I’m doing to be a good influencer.

People of influence make things happen-because they focus on serving others.

Last weekend verified the belief I’ve always had that anyone can be an influence for change either in themselves,

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The term “energetic youth” is not always the best way to equate energy level. Energy is not really a function of age.  It is something that is created from within a person by mental stimuli of happy thoughts, dreams, goals, and objectives.

If you have teenagers you’ve probably noticed how they lose all energy and enthusiasm when you approach them with a job that needs to be accomplished, but one that they’re not excited about.  

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In  business we have a saying “If you want to have what others don’t have, you have to do what others won’t do.” In other words, you must do what others refuse to do.  This one thing can instantly increase your value in your marketplace, in your career or business, with your potential clients, and to yourself.   It takes work, but it’s very simple. Simply do what your peers, co-workers, other entrepreneurs, or even complete strangers refuse to do.

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You’ve heard it. That little voice in your head telling you that fall is coming, the kids will start school, life will get back to a normal routine, and you can get back to creating profits in your business. Maybe you have felt like you’ve dropped the ball, become defocused, or just had too much going on lately with summer life that you haven’t put the time into your business like you’d planned. Maybe you just feel like you’re stuck because summer got the best of you.  

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My dad was my hero and my mentor when I was growing up. We loved doing the same things. He loved raising horses and cattle and I loved riding and herding them. I grew up on a large cattle and horse ranch and my dad was a true cattle and horseman.

We raised Quarter horses and trained them to ride. Through the early period of training, a young horse isn’t fond of a person riding on their back.

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When my children were younger, I was like the mother eagle always nudging them out of their nest…or in other words, their comfort zone.  I now try to do that very same thing with the people I coach. I try to encourage them, even pushing them at times to do things that feel like a risk or challenge them. Because I know that as they try things that were hard or uncomfortable, that soon those things would become easy and even a habit.

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The power of belief is so strong that whatever you put into your mind can happen. So start channeling your belief into what you want. Don’t look at the future for what you see…look at it for what you want it to be.

Early in my career, I flew on commercial flights quite often to speak in different areas of the country. I love to travel, but many times I had the problem of getting sick on the take-off and landing.  

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