Dream on, don’t stop.
Don’t give up, keep on going,
You can do this.
I gave up once, but then…
They became one…
My friends are my leaders
When your friends become your leaders
You discover a drive that wasn’t there before!
It comes from their heart to yours
You wouldn’t want to let them down
So, you can’t quit!
In this you discover a love for something
And within that love you get a drive that pushes you further than you ever thought possible.
It becomes a part of you.
You can’t quit dreaming,
You dream more
I’m serious. You see me tell names like Reggie Cochran, Andrea Harkins, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Tony Zolecki and many others on this blog. What sets all of us apart from the people who are “the silent majority?” Are we smarter? Or more talented? Or somehow special in a way that you can’t be? You know what, I am smart. And the people I just listed are smart!
But more than that, we are determined! We decided that we were going to follow the Law of Victory I talked about on Monday. If you haven’t read that blog, you need to. Determination will carry anyone further than talent. I’m living proof of it.
In high school, I struggled in science. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more determined. And now I’m in college studying a program dominated by science. And I’m getting excellent grades in it. I’m on track to graduate with honors next year. Do you think it’s become smarter or more determined?
A winner is someone who doesn’t quit. One of the things I know as a fact is that hard work will beat talent every single time. You may have a talent, but if you don’t use it, someone with half the talent you have will come out on top every single time if you don’t use it.
So, here is your challenge: become determined to have the life you want. And be willing to put in the hard work needed to have the life you want. And don’t ever quit! Become QuitProof! You can do it!
Last night I was on a call with my amazing friend & leader: Tony Zolecki who is an amazing husband, father, visionary, and friend and servant leader to everyone who knows him. He told 9 points for setting up a strategy that will lead you to success. His 9 points were well worth repeating.
- There is no losing! You are either winning or learning!
- You gotta commit to the skills. Learn less, study more. Learn a skill, master it, then apply it!
- Habits: Form new habits and become their slaves! (Og Mandino)
- Learn a baseline behavior. Move forward.
- Get out of I should and move into I must!
- Associations & environments: raise your standard! Surround yourself with excellence! Position yourself! Get around people who are striving for excellence. Feed your mind with positivity!
- Give yourself radical permission to think bigger! Your potential is limitless! But you have to step into it! Each night ask yourself: What percentage are you operating at? How can you get better? Ignore the masses! Think bigger!
- Do the high income producing activities! If you want to know what they are, let’s talk.
- Let it go! Don’t hold on to old hurts. Don’t allow others to control your happiness. Make a list of the things that are holding you back. Look at it. Address it. Then let it go! And replace it with the positive!
- Create a crazy vision! The one that makes people go wow! And make it crystal clear! If you can see it, you can do it.
- Create your game plan! What do you need to do? What does your team need to do? Get some discipline and make the time!
What does it mean to live clean? Can it be done affordably? One of the most common things I hear is that “I can’t afford to live clean.” My favorite personal care products are affordable. And you can even save $10 on your initial order. At the end of this I’ll tell you how you can even get them for free! (YES, I said FREE!).
But, first, what does it mean to live clean? I define it this way: living in such a way that your mind and body and environment are free from anything dirty or unhealthy. To accomplish this, it is important to pay attention to how you talk, what you eat, drink, and put in or on your body. This also applies to the cleaning products in our homes. A little-known fact is that cleaning products can be absorbed into our skin. So, what we use in our homes is just as important as what we use on our bodies. I’m going to touch on all these areas, but today I’m going to talk about assumptions
Some assumptions are good, but others are bad. I have heard people say things like “I can’t afford to eat organic” or “I think what I’m using is fine” or when it comes to a certain diet, “My doctor wouldn’t approve.”
My question for you is this: Have you shown your doctor what you want to do? Or are you assuming? Based on the people I talk to; my hunch is you are mostly assuming. Sometimes it is okay to assume. We make assumptions all the time. We assume that if we drink alcohol we will get into a car accident. We assume that if we get a college degree we will automatically get a job because of it. We assume if we eat junk food we will be okay. How many other assumptions have you made? I’d love to know. Please, put this in the comments. As you can see here, some assumptions are healthy, such as drinking and driving. But others are not good, such as thinking that eating junk food on a regular basis is okay. You may be okay doing this for a little while, even for several years. But, over time science has shown that this can have a major impact on your health.
Next week I’m going to talk about junk food and healthy alternatives. This will be a follow-up to what I’m talking about on Thursday, which is certain diets. So, you will want to stay tuned!
How to get your cleaning products for free: first: friend me up on Facebook. From there: I will send you a link to save $10 on your first order. After you place your first order my company will give you your own code that you share with your own friends. As you begin to do this, you will earn credits toward your own purchases. You can find me by looking up Malissa Elkins Van Zee.
By January 31, 2019 I will have my Bachelor’s in Science in Nutrition Science from Kaplan University. This will set me up to be a professional health and wellness coach. I will be providing services to anyone whether they can afford a coach or not. My business already has a name also! But that will be private for a little while. What I just wrote out is my vision. Proverbs 29:18 says “Without vision, people perish.”
Do you have a vision for your life? Do you know what you want? Your imagination is your vision. There is no right or wrong on this. It is simply: what do you want? If you could do ANYTHING in your life, what would it be? Don’t be afraid to dream to big. I was told a few years ago, by Reggie Cochran that the only difference between dreaming big and dreaming small is the amount of action steps it will take to make it a reality.
You may have a dream to get out of debt. And that is good. But what is better is to get out of debt and have a $1,000,000 in the bank. What would this do for you personally? What would this do for your family? What would this do for your neighborhood/community? Don’t be afraid to dream bigger than you’ve been told you should!
So, call to action: what do you want to do? Contact me and let’s talk and make your dream a reality!
For many years my life was one of crying, most of the time privately. It was one of wanting the life I saw people I respected have. Of wanting but not knowing how to get. But then the day came that I was ready to do whatever it took to make it happen. And that is the day that my life began to shift. That shift was originally in my mind.
Our mindset dictates our entire lives. The success we see, or the failure we see. What you think on and focus on is what you attract to yourself. When you decide that you are going to do whatever it takes to see your life changed, your life will change. It’s inevitable. Think of it this way, you get to a crossroads. You can either go the direction that you’ve been going, or you can go the direction that will lead you to a better life. The choice is 100% yours. If you decide that you are going to make the changes, and you are sincere, your life will show it.