Morning Motivator – Thankfulness & Appreciation

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thankfulness is one of the most attractive characteristics of people. When you meet someone that is truly appreciative of you and your insights – how do you feel? When you meet someone that is always humble and thankful for their blessings – what do you think of them? When a stranger tells you thank you for the smallest gesture you make – do you realize why you made the gesture?

Thankfulness and appreciation for your blessings should be a daily exercise. As we approach Thanksgiving and focus on the past years thanks with family and friends, consider how very fortunate you are and how THANKFUL you really should be! Tell the people around you how much they mean to you, how much you benefit from their involvement in your life and how much you look forward to your future growth together.

Make everyday a "Thanksgiving" – an exercise in the expression of appreciation. Be sure that the people you care about are aware as you are never quite sure you will have a chance to tell them twice.

On a personal note – I want to thank everyone that receives this Morning Motivator and let you know that I appreciate the opportunity to help add a little motivation and inspiration to your life. This is the first step towards a bigger dream for me and your support is what is driving me towards it. THANK YOU!! =)



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Morning Motivator – Patience

"Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own."
-Arnold Bennett

I share a fatal trait with many over achievers just like you – I want it all…right now! I am not a patient person when it comes to things I want and often find that I over pursue things in an effort to make a quick change to bigger challenge. Do you find yourself doing that?

I am slowly learning (through trial and error) that PATIENCE is a key attribute to success. Sometimes the best action is to take an extra moment, fully analyze the situation and then take ACTION. Do not confuse patience with procrastination though … you need to take ACTION as quickly as possible when appropriate. I know I will always err on the side of action and will likely continue to have minor challenges with patience. Just remember that "good things take time."

Today push and press to be your best. If you hit a roadblock… be patient. Stay your course and focus on the end goal – you WILL achieve your dreams!

* If you are taking tomorrow off – I want to thank you for your support and wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you and those that make you the great person that you are!


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Morning Motivator - Building Others

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
-Father James Keller

The beauty of our American culture is that we are encouraged to be creative, entrepreneurial and aggressive in the pursuit of our dreams. The challenge of our culture is that is also one that breeds greed and mistrust. Are you guided by assisting others to achieve success or by withholding from them to ensure your own?

I would suggest to you that the only way to truly ensure your long term success is by assisting others in achieving theirs. Many "Top Producers" are fearful of sharing their success strategies, their special insights and learned experiences. Do not be fearful of sharing your success strategies – by sharing you create LOYAL and CONFIDENT strategic partners. Never worry about someone you train stealing your clients… if they leave you to work with someone else, they were never yours to begin with.

The greatest achievements one can accomplish are found in the building up of others. Be confident in yourself – share your visions and find that others will follow your leadership! Begin today in building your team by sharing your life goals, your long term vision and your short term strategy – this will ENSURE your SUCCESS!

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