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Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

Posted on March 15, 2017
Stop Putting Trash In Your Brain

"If something is important enough to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse." 

-Carl Hicks



Sometimes I hear comments like these:

“I don’t have enough time to get it done.”

“My deadlines keep me from planning more carefully.”

“My sales are down because I don't have good leads.”

When I hear these and similar statements, I want to ask: “Do you realize what your brain is going to do with that trash you just put into it?” I rarely do, of course.

There's a certain principle at play here, though. People who utter what I refer to as “trash” statements, are planting the seeds of an excuse in their brain.  It may seem like a logical explanation, but to their brain a “permission slip” is created that looks—and very often functions—a lot like an excuse.

At best, excuses shift personal accountability and limit results.  At worst, they justify failure.

No one truly wants to live this way.

Before making excuses, try looking at the situation carefully, critically, and most importantly, confidently.  Instead of inventing reasons as to why you can't, make plans to overcome obstacles by believing you can. 

Clogging your mind with "trash" only limits your potential.  Fill it with the treasure of positive thoughts and beliefs and watch the difference it makes in your life!

© 2017 The Growth Group, LLC - All rights reserved.

How Is Your Vision?

Posted on February 15, 2017
How Is Your Vision?

Some people view the world through the lens of rose-colored glasses. Others see the world through "woes-shaded" glasses.

But there are some who choose to wear "vision" glasses and “see” what’s not there . . . but could be.

· They see an opportunity, where others may see a problem.
· They see a future, where others may be stuck in the past.
· They envision greatness, while others experience envy or fear.

So, how is your vision? Is it time for an eye exam?





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What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Posted on January 17, 2017
What Do The Numbers Tell Us

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

- Zig Ziglar

If you assign numbers to the letters of the alphabet (A=1, B=2, etc.), some interesting results occur:

Aptitude = 96

Knowledge = 96

Competence = 99

Attitude = 100

What do the numbers tell us? Aptitude, knowledge, and competence are important, but attitude outweighs them all.

How is your attitude?

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The Present Is A Gift

Posted on December 15, 2016
The Present Is A Gift


“There is no time like the present.” It’s an old adage, usually used to encourage, to motivate.  It’s a call to action.  But sometimes, in the midst of our busy lives, the phrase becomes more meaningful when we tweak it slightly.

Let’s try it this way: “There's no present like time."  

How you treat time is one measure of how you are living your life. Are you getting your time’s worth? Do you treat the gift of time as you do other valuable gifts you have received?

Do you value your time and make the most of it?

This very moment of time may be yours to conceive something brilliant, to live out your dream, to create the life of meaning and impact that only you can create . . . but only if you embrace time like the gift it is.



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