Tuesday, October 30, 2012

PARTY: To Refresh, Revive, Energize

We are now on the final "P" in the Power of "P" series.  This "P", in some sense, is the most powerful "P" of all because it is the one you actually engage in, that brings out the "real you"...he one that drives your inner soul to refresh your spirit in life.  It's the PARTY in all of us.

Let me ask you something.  What do you think of when you hear someone say.... "That guy/girl knows how to Party?"  I'm always amazed when the word "Party" is used in the same sentence with someone's name, people associate that person as being a crazy drinker, out until 4 a.m., or takes things past the extreme.

I want to change your thinking on the word PARTY.

You see, to me, being someone who knows how to really "Party in life"means you know how to live life within your world that engages your inner most soul, refreshes your spirit, energizes your emotions, and strengthens your body.

For some, Partying is sitting on a beach reading a good book.  Others, it's hiking through the mountains taking in the awesomeness of creation.  For others, like me, it is dancing to amazing music deep into the night.  I love the energy and exercise of dancing.  It's an activity that makes me feel incredible both emotionally and physically, especially when I'm out with my closest friends.

If you have been told your entire life that it's a sign of growing up to leave the excitement of your youth, and go out and living life, then I would encourage you to turn away from that thinking.  Embrace the concept that you can "Party Like a Rock Star" in life and also be great at what you do...as well as be responsible.

Life is about a blend and balance.  To feel the ultimate joy in life, it's imperative you have a blend and balance of fun, excitement, social networking, and responsible purpose.

ACTION STEP:  Think about what engages your soul and do it as often as you can.  As I always say during our conferences.... LETS PARTY!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PURSUE: What Stops You?

My last eight posts have outlined the keys to defining your PURPOSE, discovering your PASSION, deciding your PRINCIPLES, setting your PRIORITIES, surrounding yourself with good PEOPLE, putting together a PLAN, getting over your PAST and being in good PHYSICAL shape to achieve all that you want to achieve in life.

The 9th "P" focuses on taking the steps to PURSUE all that you have prepared and planned for.  So many people get everything in order and for some reason do not PURSUE their dreams.  For many it's because they don't have all the "Ps" in alignment, they fear failure; many even fear success, or they have been told they will never amount to anything so why pursue success.  

The key to PURSUING is making the "decision" to PURSUE.  That's it.  If you have worked through all the P's noted in my posts and feel good about them all, then the only decision to make is to take the first step towards your dream.  Don't let anyone tell you that you can't make it.  Don't let distractions or time wasters keep you from achieving your dream...eliminate them, GO FOR YOUR DREAMS, and execute your life plan you have built!

Remember why people tell you can't achieve things...they don't believe in themselves or their dreams, so the way they make themselves feel good is to make everyone around them feel less worthy or incapable of achieving their dreams.  This ensures that they aren't left behind by their friends who ARE chasing their dreams.

SHORT TERM ACTION STEP:  Each Sunday afternoon, sit down and write down the steps you need to take in the next week to continue the PURSUIT towards your PURPOSE and dreams you have established for your life.

LONG TERM ACTION STEP:  Open up your day-timer and write in the action steps that you know you need to take in 30 days, 90 days, and 6-months out to PURSUE your PURPOSE and achieve your dreams.  By doing this, these are in your plan and can't get lost.  

Remember, the difference between an average life and a great life, is simply the courage and willingness to PURSUE.

Seize the moment today!  Get your "Ps" in alignment and make the decision to PURSUE your dreams. Don't let people, your past, or circumstances stand in your way.  Make today, the start of the rest of your life!