Posts by Shannon

Day 95 / 100 Days to More ~

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Life changes every minute of every day. You lose friends. You gain friends. You realize your friend wasn’t ever really your friend, and that person you used to hate can make a really good friend. You look for love. You find love. You lose love. You realize that all along you’ve been loved. You laugh. You cry. You laugh so hard that you cry. You do this, you do that. You really wish you hadn’t done that. You learn from that and are glad that you did. You have your ups. You have your downs. You see good movies. You see bad movies. You look at others and wish you were them. You then realize who they are and are glad that you’re you. You love life. You hate life. In the end, you just find yourself happy to be living life.

Quality is being of substance, good character, expanded vocabulary, genuine kindness, giving more than you take, a loving heart, and serving others more than you serve yourself.  What you read, what you watch, what you listen to, what you surround yourself with, and who you surround yourself by determines the quality of your thinking.  Being a quality person is never an accident. no matter what’s thrown at you.

Action: Bloom where you are planted…this season is where you need to be. Nurture it, let the sun shine, pick the weeds (mentally and emotionally), get the roots planted deep, and rise. BLOOM BLOOM BLOOM

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Day 94 / 100 Days to More ~

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

When life knocks you down, you have 2 choices. To use the little strength you have left to fight your way back up, not knowing when or why you could be knocked back down again, or just stay down. I guess that is why we call it courage, the courage to stand back up when life gives you hundreds of reasons to stay down.

Life is simply too short to live with regrets. Do the important things today. Live with a mission. Let the fire of your passion lead the way. There will come a time where the opportunity to live your dream will only become a faded memory. Don’t let that happen. Not this life. Not your life. You and your purpose are simply too important. You have an appointment with greatness, so don’t stop now. Keep pushing, keep letting yourself dream because it will happen, if you let it.  Too many people go through life waiting for things to happen instead of making them happen!

Our mission is not to inspire ourselves, it is much bigger. It is to inspire every single person we come across so much so that they too begin to inspire those around them. A ripple in the water. A movement.

Action:   Who are you mentoring?

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Day 93 / 100 Days to More ~

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Don’t be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people’s trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won’t even know it!

Never, ever settle. You may think you aren’t gorgeous, smart, and have too many insecurities to count, but there is going to be someone in the world who truly loves you for you. Don’t ever think you’ve got to put up with some person’s crap because they are the first one in a long time to show you interest. You are an amazing individual so never lower your standards and never change who you are for anyone.

Insecurity breeds envy and it is an ugly thing. Own your personality, body, quirks, uniqueness. Be happy with who you are! “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” Aeschylus

Action:   What are you insecure about?

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Day 92 / 100 Days to More ~

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

People will write your story if you let them. Don’t listen to people tell you that you can’t. Don’t allow people stop you from following your dreams, your heart, your gut or intuition, or your mind.

There are people in your life who feel threatened, jealous, and envious of who you are, and what you have going for you. Some of them just don’t want anything for themselves, and have no ambition or motivation to do anything new. They either don’t know how to change, or don’t want to change. They will resist any effort on your part to influence their thinking, or change the way they are living their lives. If you keep them in your life, you may die inside along with your dreams, talents, and gifts.

Stand up for yourself. Don’t allow someone to take out their frustrations and anger on you. Require others to honor your space, and respect your dignity as a person of worth. Let the people in your life own their choices, and don’t give them permission to dump their things on you. This includes your grown children, parents, relatives, significant others, people you work with, go to church with, and/or friends. This is your time!

Action: This is your life…Write your own story.

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Day 91 / 100 Days to More ~

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If you find yourself in a situation you never expected you would be in and you’re stressed out of your mind, Stop ~ take a deep breath! You may feel your whole world is crashing in on you, and that you’ve lost everything. You’re just plain tired. Don’t panic! You may have been in this place before where you’ve wondered how I can get through this. You couldn’t see it, but somehow you’ve made it, and you will again. Calm yourself, and encourage yourself. Keep in mind who you had to be, and what you had to do in the past to overcome what appeared to be insurmountable odds. You still have that power that makes you a winner. Keep your head up. Come out swinging. Know in your heart of hearts…it’s not over until you win.

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. 

Action: Find out what you love, and do it with endless passion!

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