Control Your Environment for Success

Control Environment MB TextHave you ever felt a sense of hopelessness about a situation in your life or felt completely powerless to change your circumstances? Well, welcome to the club! Anybody who has ever thought of attempting anything worthwhile, has at some time in their life, looked up at a huge mountain of things to do, which seemed beyond their reach to complete. This viewpoint leads many people to never set goals, for fear they will not score.

People often approach me with the thought of starting a business, but they are quickly discouraged when they discover the amount of paperwork which must be completed, or the funds which are necessary to begin. Having a desire to start a business or to author a book is not motivation enough to propel a person to not only start, but also complete the endeavor.

Government agencies encourage people to pursue government funds which are offered to serious people. Bureaucratic red tape is a deterrent only to those who are not serious enough to pursue much-needed assistance, which may be offered to the general public through start-up business grants or low interest loans. As a result, their dreams will usually come to a squelching halt because they did not take into account how laborious and painstaking it is to start a business.

Listen to me! You do not have to be dissuaded or shoved around like some rag-doll by fear. You can discover the power to stand up to the bully of success, which is fear, and never feel powerless again. Feeling powerless and being powerless are two different positions, and feeling powerless does not make it so. The impediment standing between you and starting your dream endeavor, is not the lack of knowledge or money; it is simply the apprehension that it may be too hard or too much of a price to pay. Therefore, failure is the mental image which must be changed before you will ever believe you can set your dream in motion.

People have gone to great lengths to protect their emotion of fear so that in the eyes of relatives, friends, and associates, their personal image is not tainted. They want people to see them as powerful and daring. Therefore, they lie and shield their fears with anecdotes and excuses to direct the focus away from them. In truth, they are frightened of challenges and they have chosen to sit back in the comfort of mediocrity. Don’t look to manage your fears, learn how to cripple them before they cripple you.

People do not drown because they cannot swim; they drown because they believe they cannot swim. If a person drowns, it is because they panic and fight the water until they are completely exhausted. Afterwards, their bodies float to the top. You do not have to drown in order to float on top of water, you can simply decide to relax (be at ease) and you will find yourself floating. When people lose the fear of something, they can learn to master it; but as long as fear dominates a person, the thing they are fearful of will dominate them.

I would like to think that I am interested in wanting the best for people I love and mentor, especially those I am intimately engaged with on a daily and weekly basis. However, my nurturing image of what many of them can become, and the things I believe they are capable of accomplishing is oftentimes in conflict with where they have chosen to settle instead of pursuing their highest aspirations.

Stop living in fear and start fearlessly living. Life is short and filled with frustrations, disappointments, and failures. On the other hand, life is inundated with contentment, pleasures, and fulfillment. Failure and disappointment do not define you; they are designed to refine you.

My friend, it is how you see it. Frustrations can become advantageous, disappointments can become fulfilled appointments, and failure can be replaced with success. The choice is yours! Choose today, how you are going to live the rest of your life. Remember, how you live tomorrow is determined by the things you do today. Decision Determines Destiny!

Recommended Reading:

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Overtime, The Not So Perfect Solution.

overtime-blog-postAre you late paying your mortgage or rent? Do you struggle with not having enough money to fill your car with gas to get to work? If all available funds and sources of credit are tapped out, what would be your first inclination to obtain more funds? For heaven’s sake, please do not consider borrowing money from a Pay Day Loan institution. Think for a moment. Don’t move in haste because you will end up with a waste. Take a few moments and think…tick, tick, and tick.

Stop! Why are you considering working overtime, and not taking into consideration the extra time spent working overtime hours which usually zaps the life and motivation out of you? These extra hours can be used to start and run a small business.

Ninety percent of the general public has, as their first inclination, when experiencing more month at the end of their money than money at the end of their month, a default thought pattern to work overtime. I am not suggesting this method of pulling in additional funds is wrong, I’m saying it may not prove to be the wisest. Consider the additional wear and tear on your body from not getting enough rest, or the time wasted while waiting to get paid. If you have to work additional hours, why not work harder for yourself instead of someone else.

I met a gentleman who started selling his delicious concoction of flavored popcorn to friends and people in his community. He started selling it because he needed additional funds to pay bills. One day he started experimenting more with different flavors and people loved them. His cost for buying, popping, and bagging the popcorn was low, so he didn’t have to worry about taking monies from the household budget.

His hobby of making his favorite flavored popcorn turned into a business. He eventually rented a small space in a strip mall and opened his popcorn business. To say the least, I was quite surprised to see the number of people who came in to patronize his store while I was buying popcorn. Here’s a man who found a way to work smarter not harder.

What are you waiting for? Is not the need for more money, all the motivation you need? Sit back, think and pray. An answer will come to you, but it’s hard to hear while you are so busy working yourself to death. Look for my new book soon, “TURN ON YOUR LIFE.”

Recommended Reading:

I frequently say, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” I strongly believe this statement; therefore, I have taken the time to recommend reading material that I believe will greatly benefit your life and business endeavors. Click the images to see more information or to order the books from Amazon.com.

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