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We are Custom Made and Unique

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How we look at life and the world around us has to do with how we live our life. If we view that as pessimistic, negative, or without hope, this is exactly what our lives, our world, will be. This is what we have predicted and what we receive or you could say, it is the seeds we sow and the harvest we reap.

When we see our lives as progressing, moving forward, changing, growing and evolving, then this is the life we will live. We must hold on to the thought that we are custom made and unique in every way.

Two people seeing the same thing will interpret it differently. Two people reading the same book will enjoy a different journey. Two people, siblings, seemingly living the same life will see and understand it from two different points of view. It is all a matter of perception.

To live the life you want and deserve, forecast success, health, and creativity. Celebrate joy. Be inspired. Make a positive impact on others. Know your value and be a perpetual student of life and learning.

Your concept of yourself determines the concept of the world you live in. Develop a strong concept of yourself and your world becomes a better place for you and those around you.

It’s your turn. What do you think? Would you rather tell yourself that you are getting old and feel sick or would you rather tell yourself that you are strong, feeling great and well able?

Take control of your daily thoughts now! Stop replaying those negative thoughts and start playing positive ones. You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain!

Richard St. John: Eight To Be Great

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Richard St. John is a success expert. He’s given two Ted Talks, “8 Secrets of Success “ and “Success is a Continuous Journey.” Both video’s spoke to my core.

St. John has the ability to make a short speech on an important topic and nail it. I hope they reach your core today.

Check out his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

It’s your turn. If you watched both, you spent less than 8-minutes looking inward. What did you learn yourself? How can you apply it now to make a change, to make multiple changes? What is the most helpful thing you could do right now with what you’ve heard? What do you think? Take some time, let your mind wander. Make it easy for your mind to explore ideas subconsciously. Once you have your ideas on what and how you can make changes, take action!

 

 

7 Key Traits of an Effective Mentor

We broadcast a Twitter Series every week on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, we invite you to follow us @dinamicdesigns. Every series has a different topic. This week the topic was on the power and influence a good mentor can have over your life and career. This post wraps that topic up.

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Bob Proctor, author, speaker and success coach said, “A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”

That’s the fun of working with a mentor, it’s a two-way street. They open our eyes to so many things, teach us lessons we may never learn any other way. They expose us to new ideas through conversations, help us to understand ourselves better, and jumpstart goals and dreams we might have let go.

An effective mentor lives with high levels of integrity and will have a clear set of values in everything they do. This among their other positive traits work hand-in-hand to make them an excellent role model.

Other traits like being an active listener, being proactive not reactive, follow through on commitments or promises, respect, gratitude and self-confidence speaks volumes when it comes to building trust between a mentor and a student.

I read a lot of John Maxwell. In his book, Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading, he wrote, “One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”

Another dynamic thing about mentors are they are naturally skilled at inspiring and motivating individuals. Here are three possible ways they accomplish this:

  • Because they have higher standards, they push us to accomplish more. To grow beyond our comfort zone. To never settle for mediocrity by providing a strong sense of purpose.
  • They’ve fallen and gotten up hundreds, if not thousands, of times. A brilliant mentor understands both defeat and success. They are not going to let us get discouraged in the face of challenges or failure. They have overcome both and they’re going to make sure we get back up and succeed!
  • A valuable mentor can develop a clear picture of the future, and they have the ability to communicate it passionately while motivating you to achieve it.

Plus a good mentor can show us how to build a learning environment that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experience, and insight. How?

  • Like developing a team, how to hand pick members based on skills rather than ability to perform routine tasks. They understand that creativity is a priority and has massive value within the team.
  • They place such a high value on creativity and actively encourage those they mentor to generate a steady stream of fresh new ideas.
  • They are advocates for perpetual and never ending improvement.
  • A true and dedicated mentor openly passes on their knowledge and experience to those in need helping them to become the next generation of great leaders.

Oprah said in an interview, “For everyone of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out.”

Find a mentor that can show you the way out, lift you up, has the knowledge, skills and success you desire in life and build a relationship with them.

It’s your turn. What do you think? What outcome do you expect from the mentoring experience? What do you expect from your mentor? Does your mentor get the best out of you?

Failure Is Not Fatal

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Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

We all have bad days. Down days. Chicken Little days when we feel like the sky is falling. Days when we lose our focus, our strength, and even our passion. Thankfully this is all temporary.

Instead of letting those days sink in, take over and become more discouraging to the point of depression, shake it off.

Sometimes you have to put a smile on your face, throw your shoulders back, hold yourself up from your core and start focusing on your goals and move on, forward and up!

No matter what life hands you … you only have two options. Give up or keep going. If you give, the story is over and we all know what happens … nothing. Which makes for a lousy book.

You are a better writer than that. You are writing your story! Choose to ‘keep going’ with passion and enthusiasm. Give us a story ending with a dynamic twist!

Consider the following three questions to keeping you focused, unstuck and going:

  1. What feelings are you focusing on?
  2. Are you being honest with yourself, or making excuses?
  3. What do you need to change to be able to move forward?

Until next time, Live Bold and Be Di’namic!

It’s your turn. What do you think? Have you had a Chicken Little day recently? How did you recover from it?

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Be a Self Starter

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Start every new day with positive thoughts that will carry you through the entire day keeping you optimistic and reaching for success.

You define success. You create your path. There are no short cuts. Only baby steps. You were born to succeed. You are not defined by past failures, they are only lessons to prepare you for success.

Make sure you are hanging out with optimistic people. Negative people suck the positive energy right out of you. They don’t believe in themselves so they can’t believe in you.

They’ll tell you dirty little lies like:

  • “You’re too stupid too succeed,” or
  • “I see what’s wrong with you,” and
  • “You’re not ready.”

None of these statements are true. First, “You’re too stupid too succeed.” Never believe anything anyone says about your intelligence. Ignore these doubters. Albert Einstein himself said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

“I see what’s wrong with you,” this statement is based on a persons judgement. Believe in yourself. Don’t let someone else hold you back by their narrow minded judgement. Their vision isn’t as clear as your vision, they don’t see what you see.

And, “You’re not ready,” this is their excuse not yours. We often hear this negative comment from individuals who love us. They say they are trying to save us from the pain of failure. In reality, they are trying to save themselves from facing the change that your success will bring to their life. No one is ready to make change. It takes courage to face it and plenty of energy to master it. Don’t allow anyone to mirror their fears on you and hold you back from your purpose.

Take time every night to reflect and be grateful for what you have. You will be amazed to find that gratitude will bring you happiness, peace and abundance.

Until next time, Be Bold. Be Di’namic!

It’s your turn. What do you think? Are you surrounded by people lifting you up with positive words? Or negative people tearing you down? Are you showing your gratitude daily? How do you define success?

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