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Have you ever had an area of your life you wanted to change, and you were committed to making that change, but you still didn’t do it?  And you ask yourself, “Why does this happen?  Why don’t I follow through?”  Is it because you don’t know how?  Or maybe you just don’t have time.  Even if you do make the change how do you make it sustainable and lasting?  How do you make it “stick”?

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Leadership is acquiring the knowledge and developing the skills that will empower others to function on their own. A leader gives people knowledge, but an exceptional leader will take it one step further by giving people information so they can acquire more knowledge on their own.  Leaders empower their associates with the freedom to operate and gain experience, thus giving them the green light to release full potential and be magnificent rather than ordinary.

A leader rises above and beyond the call of duty.  

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Today’s risk is tomorrow’s cake walk.  Or as a mentor once told me, “what was once hard becomes easy.  A risk is something you would do in an instant if you knew it was the right thing to do and you knew it would work the way you wanted. It is not knowing the outcome that makes it a risk.

Here is an important secret…risk taking increases your self-trust. Self-trust is what personal power is all about.  

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Your mind is like a powerful search engine. It will find what you are focused on and look for. And those things it finds will become your reality if you will allow it to.  In Star Wars episode 1 George Lucas wrote “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”

What were your thoughts focused on in 2016? Were they mainly focused on the things you WANTED…or was much of your focus on things you DIDN’T WANT to happen?

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This year’s winter storms have caused many of us to struggle to get to our destinations this holiday season. I headed out with my family to Oregon from Idaho to visit my 93 year “young” father and found myself in one of those winter storms. At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attempt it, people warned me of the dangers of traveling in this kind of weather. But I was raised in snow country and felt confident I could easily make the 2-hour trip.

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Have you been thinking about having a strong finish to 2016? Another year is ending and we are preparing for a new one. But this is the time of the year we sometimes start looking toward January and the new diet we want to start,  the new exercise program we want to be on, and how much money we want to earn in the new year and we forget about finishing out on this year.

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In this age of information, we have a world of resources at our fingertips. We have more teachers, coaches, mentors, and “experts” at our disposal than ever before. But the most overlooked, underutilized and divinely powerful resource of them all is YOU – your own “Star Power”…your own strengths, intuition, knowledge, and inner voice. I think so many people have lost contact with their inner resources.

As Albert Einstein once said, “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking”.  

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That’s right, I have to apologize because I just found out that you may not have received the last two newsletters! I just got back from some travels and discovered there were some technical glitches that were there but not seen by me or my tech gal.   #shouldabeenwatchin!  Man when something doesn’t go right it is really hard for me to accept, stop beating myself up, and move on.  Do you ever feel like that?

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20161008_131309_resizedI tried something new this past weekend…dirt biking.  I’ve been an avid 4-wheeler for years and I’ve ridden on my dad’s motorcycle a few times, so I had confidence this would be a piece of cake…NOT! 

My hubby and I went with some friends who are experienced dirt bikers. I told them I had some experience so I didn’t foresee any problems. We started up the first trail (which was actually a pretty tough trail…not for beginners like me) and I was having a hard time just keeping my bike headed straight on the trail.

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Everyone is passionate about many things, but zeroing in on the one that will truly be your success is the trick.  All of us need a vision for our lives and as we work to achieve that vision we must remember that our passion helps create our vision.

But it won’t necessarily just come to you…you have to find it, that’s what you’re here for…to find your passion and the potential it holds for you,

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