Tag: Goal



A saying I’ve heard many times over the years is only partially correct. “Bloom where you are planted.” The implied meaning is that I should be content where I am. But what if you aren’t content? Do you stay put?

I’m not where I was 10 years ago. Neither are you. We all change, we grow for the better or for the worse. I’ve got people in my life who have changed in both ways.

I just started reading a book a few minutes ago that I am going to be telling EVERYONE to read. It’s called Mind Capture, Volume 3. It is directed at entrepreneurs. The subtitle is “HOW TO AWAKEN YOUR ENTREPRENEURAL GENIUS IN A TIME OF GREAT ECONOMIC CHANGE.”

I am captivated by this book! I have not read the first 2 volumes, but after I read this one: I will be. Tony is a new friend of mine on Facebook and someone I can’t wait to meet in person.

What stands out for me so far is a sentence in the first paragraph of the introduction. “Why do so many people continue to buy into all the fear-based talk and thinking running rampant throughout society?”

Tony Rubleski with the book I’m reading 

I want to challenge you to get this book. I included the link to it above in the title of it. It is a game changer. For the next few weeks I am going to be talking about changing your mind and your mindset to have a better life. And how “blooming where you’re planted” isn’t a good idea, unless you are part of minority that lives what my friend Reggie calls the Lavalicious Lifestyle.

This is important, my friends. Here is the link to it again: Mind Capture, Volume 3. Let me know if you get it. I would love to know!

Parents and Children

Parents and Children

Warning: this will upset some people. But I am more concerned with our kids and their future than the  people who get upset with me on this post today.

Iowa obesity rate:
Adults: 32% (#13 in the nation)
Youth 10-17 y/o: 29.9% (#30 in the nation)

Does this get your attention? Or does this get your attention more?…


  • Colorado has the lowest obesity rate at 22.3%
  • West Virginia has the highest obesity rate at 37.7%.
  • All other states range from 22.6% to 37.3%.

The top 5 worst states are:

  • West Virginia
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • and Louisiana

Now what about kids between 10 and 17?

  • Utah is the best at 19.2%
  • Tennessee is the worst at 37.7%
  • All other states range from 20.3% to 37.1%.

For our kids,  the top 5 worst states are:

  • Tennessee
  • North Dakota
  • Mississippi
  • Florida
  • and Rhode Island

I want your help. What needs to be done to lower the obesity rate? More government intervention? Or can parent’s do more? I read this in one of  my text books:

“In one study, parental obesity doubled the risk of adult obesity for both obese and non-obese children less than 10 years of age.” (Brown, 327)

Parent’s have control over what is brought into the home! Schools are told what to serve for lunches by the government.

Brown, Judith E. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, 5th Edition. Cengage Learning, 20130625. VitalBook file.

The statistics from above were found at this website: State of Obesity. You can  look up the numbers for your state from it.


What is YOUR mindset???

What is YOUR mindset???

Mindset: an attitude, disposition, or mood. And, an intention or inclination. 

With this in mind: how do you keep your mindset positive? What are some actions you can take to have a positive attitude, disposition, or mood? How do you keep your intentions and inclinations going the right direction?

Here are some things I have done to keep positive:

  1. Start my day off right. I do daily affirmations. Then I eat breakfast. Then I exercise, these days by training in the Chuck Norris System.
  2. During the day, if a negative thought comes up (and it happens), I replace it with something positive.
  3. If I get hit with bad news, I find something positive in it. It’s the idea that there is a silver lining in every cloud. It’s not always easy to find, but it is there. For example, Las Vegas was hit by a shooter overnight last night. That is a bad thing. But I’m thankful that more people weren’t killed. This doesn’t mean I’m not sorry for the losses. I am very sorry about it. And I did cry over it.
  4. If I get frustrated, I practice martial arts or do something that gets me moving. As I exercise, I am able to literally work-out my frustrations. And then I go back and finish whatever I was working on. Whether it is school or my business or something else.

How do I keep my intentions positive?

  1. I stay focused on my goals. And review them frequently to make sure they are where they need to be at.
  2. I stay connected to my leaders and give them the freedom to speak whatever needs to be said, either good or bad, to me.
  3. I make sure that I am worthy in my own actions to be a leader. I can’t expect anyone to follow me if I am not actively doing what I would expect others to do. I am a leader, not a boss. And I keep this in the forefront of my mind.

What are some things you do?



What do you do when you’re offered a life?

What do you do when you’re offered a life?

The first time I was in network marketing was back in 1992.  My brother, Glenn had joined Amway. Later that year I joined him. At the time I had no idea what I was being offered. But I went to an event that year. And many times, over the years I have thought about that event. I saw people who wanted success. But who also wanted to help people.

It takes 180 credit hours to get a Bachelor’s Degree. How long it will take to accomplish that 180 credits are up to how hard you work. I want you to think about something. To get a Bachelor’s Degree takes determination, perseverance, wisdom, and a strong why. These same behaviors apply to network marketing.  But beyond that, it takes being willing to work smart. But what does it mean to work smart? Working smart means that you work in a way that will allow you to reach the goals you have preset for yourself.

I know people who work 80 hours a week. And don’t take breaks literally for years at a time. And when they pass away: many times, they are broke in one way or another. And I’m not talking exclusively broke financially. I heard someone say that people say at the end of their lives how they wish they had spent more time with their families and less time working. This is not working smart.

But what if you didn’t have to decide between having money or having time with your family? What if you could travel when you want. And could earn while you learn. This is how the network marketing industry operates. And you could do this by simply working from home for 2-3 hours at night or whenever you can.

Since that first time I was in network marketing, I have gone through other companies. I’ve always been drawn to this industry. But it’s never been because I wanted to be rich. Oh, having money is awesome! But being rich, according to some people, is a bad thing. But over the years I’ve seen something. And learned as well: money isn’t good or bad. In the hands of good people it can do more good. But in the hands of bad people, it does bad.

In network marketing, I simply promote what I believe in. We all do it every day. We suggest our favorite restaurant, book, movie, and the list goes on: this is network marketing.  And now we do it by using social media, like Facebook. Other people are using Pinterest, Linked In, Google Plus and other outlets. We are building successful businesses.

Maybe you are like me and you seem to be drawn to this industry and you’ve attempted to do this, but had little or no success. Or maybe you have never considered this industry as a career. I want to encourage you to look at this again, or maybe for the first time. I encourage you to contact me and let’s talk.





Winner With An Attitude!

Winner With An Attitude!

I’m a winner! And you can be a winner also. What sets me apart from you? Only 1 thing: my attitude. I am resilient. I get setbacks and at times I even get sidelined from what I want because of my own attitude or sometimes from the actions of others. Such as when I was hit by a car in December of 2016. That was in no way my fault. I was following directions. That part of it was not my fault. But here’s the thing: that accident was caused by someone else. But I could have taken a defeated mentality and quit school and working in martial arts. And no one would have blamed me. But my mentality won’t allow me to quit.

So, how do you develop a mentality like this? On Monday I gave some suggestions. But here are some more.

  1. Focus on your passions.
  2. Think positively. What you think on will eventually come to pass. Sometimes quickly, other times slowly: but nonetheless, it will happen.
  3. Don’t act impulsively on your emotions. Take some time and think things through.
  4. Commit to what you want. Don’t allow quitting to be an option.
  5. Don’t ever stop being true to yourself.
  6. Commit to no more excuses. Decide that you will until…
  7. Surround yourself with winners. This will mean that you will need to let people go.
  8. Visualize yourself with what you want. If you can see it in your head, you will get it.
  9. Be mature. In other words: grow up. Here’s a video that can help. Jim Rohn: A Winning Attitude (Jim Rohn motivation)

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Who are you surrounded with?

Who are you surrounded with?

1 Corinthians 15:33 says that “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Recently I learned that this is true via the internet. But here’s some positive news: You can choose to hand out with good company. A lesson I learned years ago is that you are like the 5 people you spend the most time with. I have spent some time talking to some of the best friends I have. Friends like Tony Zolecki, Sarah Zolecki, Rick Teague, Michelle Teague, Justin Prince, and Reggie Cochran. I’ve just recently become friends with Justin, although I have followed him for well over a year.

But what do you do when you realize that someone you talk to a lot is bad company? First, don’t bash that person publicly.  That’s just not good. Second, reach out to your own leaders and get help. Proverbs 19:20-21 says “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Third, follow their advice. And if you need clarification, or confirmation on what you are thinking about doing and whether or not it’s right, ask them for help.

But what do you do if it’s your own leaders you have concerns with? In that situation, first, pray. Second, if it is connected to a company, go to the corporate leaders or someone else who is in leadership. Third, follow their directions. Proverbs 1:7 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” I pray that you make wise decisions and are surrounded by strong leaders.