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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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7 Steps to a Winning Mindset!

7 Steps to a Winning Mindset!

Do you want to be a winner in life? Of course! We all do! But how do you win? What are some practical steps to being a winner?

  1. Make up your mind that you will do whatever it takes to be a winner.
  2. Decide what you want! So many people go from one activity to another or one job to another looking “for the next best thing.” And this is one reason people don’t see success. You must develop an attitude that I will continue until I see the success I want. This doesn’t mean you won’t modify your strategies to accomplish what you want. I’ve done this! It’s why I post on this blog most every day.
  3. Make 3 lists:
    1. Wants: these are things you don’t need but you do want. Maybe you want a new car. But you have a car that will get you around, a new car would be a want.
    2. Needs: maybe you don’t have a car at all. In this case: it would be a need. Especially if you live in an area where public transportation isn’t an option. Or maybe you live in an area where public transportation is available, but you work 3rd shift when it isn’t available. In this situation: having a car is a need.
    3. Desires: these are intangibles. Things like love, companionship, friends, a positive environment to live in.
  4. Take that list and decide you will do what it takes to get it.
    1. Do positive affirmations. Look at my blog on this topic to get you started.
    2. Develop a daily mantra. Something that you will repeat to yourself at least 2-3 times a day.
    3. Develop the strategies that you will need to accomplish what you want. Get help to accomplish them.
  5. Read! Read books about personal development. Books to help you grow personally. Justin Prince has an amazing one that he will give you for free! It’s one of my favorite books!
  6. Get around positive people! Yesterday and in the last point, I referred to Justin Prince. He told me that he won’t hang out with negative people or anyone who distracts him from his goals. He is a top leader! And it started with him deciding that he was going to be a winner! This applies to Reggie, and EVERY leader I have. No exceptions!
  7. Develop yourself to the point that you are like top leaders. And here’s a hint: some of them DON’T have a college degree! I am in college and I will graduate in February, but even if I wasn’t doing this I would still be successful. I am in college to increase my knowledge about healthy living. The degree is simply a reward for doing my work.

Tomorrow I will talk about having a winning attitude and why quitting isn’t an option.





Events Make Leaders!

Events Make Leaders!

I’ve only been to 1 major event in the past 4 years. Partly due to not thinking how important they are, but partly due to being injured and not being able to travel. That last one was the case last January, less than a month after being hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention and hit me when I was walking across the street near my house. But on October 20-21 this changes. I am heading to Kansas City, Missouri.

Why is this important to me? One reason: friends! I have some of the world’s best when it comes to friends! My friends are also my leaders. And they are the best of the best! One of the things I get from attending events is being able to hang out with them. But I get other things as well. I absorb the atmosphere. There is something about attending events that will set you on fire and I left changed. At the event I went to in 2013 I saw success and left energized and determined to become successful. While the company I was with at that time has changed, the fire from it hasn’t changed.

Over the years since that event, I have changed  a lot. My attitude has pushed me to want success in this industry more than ever. And it’s happening. So, here is my challenge for you: Go! And see how it changes how you see things!


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Being an effective learner begins with…

Being an effective learner begins with…

Yesterday I watched a replay of a webinar from Kaplan University. This webinar talked about 6 things it takes to be an effective online learner. But there are some applications to life that I’ve been thinking about.

One, reminds me of Boy scouts. My 2 boys were in Cub scouts and eventually in Boy scouts. They are prepared. They get what is needed for the task ahead. If they are going camping, they figure out what is needed and pack appropriately. For example, if the boys were going camping in the summer, they wouldn’t pack a winter coat, they would pack a swimsuit. By the same token, if you are undertaking a new plan in life, you need to figure out what is needed to be successful.

Two, they manage their time. Set self-imposed deadlines. And devote sufficient time and effort to excel at it. And don’t procrastinate. Do you want a successful life? Make it a point to do this. Make time to exercise, eat right, and learn what is needed to learn to be successful.

Three, take initiative! Decide what you want, take control of the learning process to achieve it and be prepared to do problem solving when it’s needed. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Be self-motivated. Yesterday I told you what my grades have been with Kaplan, I accomplished those grades by being motivated and by taking the initiative to do what is needed. If you don’t know what those are, go back and look.

Four, exceed other’s expectations of what they expect of you. And exceed your own expectations of what you think you can do. By the way, this goes into the black-belt mindset you’ve heard me refer to on Saturday’s. Henry Ford said: “If you think you can or think you can’t, your right!”

Five, seek to be an effective communicator. I’m not talking about being a public speaker. Communication is a developed skill and to be successful, you need to be willing to put forth the effort to improving it. Learn to seek out and take advantage of available resources. If you need some ideas or need to know where to find help on this, reply here and I’ll help.

And six, be persistent! Learn to tolerate technical problems. It happens in the age we live in. If the internet isn’t working, work on something else until it’s corrected. Seek help when you need it. Work daily on what you want. When challenges come up: persist. I’ve been told (and I’ve repeated this MANY TIMES) “tough times never last, but tough people do.” Tough people last because they persist. Or in other words: quitting isn’t in their vocabulary! It’s not an option.

So, how do you do these 6 things? Here are some tips:

  • Access materials and people you need to be successful
  • Connect to people more successful than you are. Remember: you are like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Do you want success? Hang out with successful people, both on the internet AND in person.
  • Plan your week in advance.
  • Establish times to work on your goals.
  • Impose your own deadlines for what you want.
  • Take the initiative to learn what you need to be successful in whatever you endeavor to accomplish.
  • Recognize what is expected as a minimum, then take it to a higher level.
  • Accept constructive feedback from others more successful than you, clarify as needed, and then apply it.
  • Finally, be empowered to overcome any obstacles that come up.



“That’s Violent!” And other myths!

“That’s Violent!” And other myths!

I’ve been told that learning martial arts is all about learning to be violent! I can laugh about that now, but at the time I was just thinking about learning martial arts I was strongly advised not  to do this because of that. But here’s what I’ve learned about martial arts.

It’s not about violence! There are people who use martial arts in a bad way, but a good sensei will come down hard on a student who uses it this way. It’s about self-control, and using it to defend others. In the movie “The Martial Arts Kid”  with Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, Matthew Ziff and TJ Storm, Robbie learns martial arts to defend himself and to defend people he cares about. A good sensei will teach this way.

It makes you aggressive! No! It doesn’t! By learning self-control you learn to not be aggressive. Aggression comes from LACK of self-control! You learn to defuse confrontations. It helps to deal with bullies too, because it builds confidence which makes them less of a target!

You need to be in shape to be in martial arts! Listen! You will get in the best shape ever as you train! You will develop flexibility and get a great cardio workout. Most martial arts schools welcome people with disabilities! Including those who are blind, disabled, or even wheelchair-bound! ANYONE CAN DO THIS! I’ve got into the best shape I’ve ever been by training in martial arts.

Here’s another myth: “It’s hard on your body and leads to lots of injuries!” False! If you practice it safely and do it as your taught, your risk of injury is low! Yes, injuries happen! But only when doing it incorrectly, or in competion or else in real world use! Did you know that the sports that rank highest on injuries is cheerleading! Football and soccer rank higher than martial arts too! What is the hardest thing you can do on your body??? INACTIVITY! That’s right! Being sedentary is hard on your body! Martial arts gets you moving, boosts your strength, builds your heart and works on flexibility!

It doesn’t work in the real world. In the movie “The Martial Arts Kid” there is a scene that I love! Robbie has been confronted by a bully named Bo. Aunt Cindy comes to his defense and fights off Bo using martial arts. Now, I can imagine you are thinking “this is in  a movie and not in the real world.”  I am friends in the real world with Don Wilson, Anita Clay, James Wilson all of which are producers in this movie. They have confirmed to me that this movie was done based on the real world. In this interview, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson of The Martial Arts Kid Movie, Don talks about this movie and about martial arts in general.

Here’s one my favorites to debunk: Martial arts teaches eastern religion! No, it doesn’t! Religion isn’t taught in martial arts! I’ve done martial arts in churches and in traditional dojo’s. The values that are taught in martial arts are universal! Respect, discipline, self-control, perseverance, leadership, goal-setting, courtesy, focus and other things. This is universal! Martial arts you will find  will compliment the teachings of your faith.

Finally, a black belt is an expert. FALSE. Reggie and all the other black belts I’m friends with have told me in words and in actions that reaching black belt is just the beginning! When you reach black belt, you have just barely mastered the fundamentals. A quote I came across recently is “Sometimes a teacher, always a student.” Take a look at the masters and you will see how true this is.