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“The truth is you don’t always need to back up your “no’s” with a reason, but usually the person asking wants to know why. Below are a few tips for saying no. For saying no with tact, sensitivity, and conviction. And, for sticking to it. There is NO need to feel guilty for saying no.”
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Good morning to all my happy weekend blog followers:
I wanted to remind you (as I remind myself) to express your individual divinity wherever you go this weekend…the world needs to feel, see, taste and/or touch your unique essence.
The divine light in me honors the divine light in you!
~ Preston Byrd
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It’s not difficult to find people in our lives who tell us something is IMpossible.
Moreover, our own personal fears force us to believe this. By believing, we limit ourselves and ultimately limit our lives.
Many of us keep ourselves small, and unknowingly we project these small-minded limitations onto our worlds when, in fact, very few things in life are IMpossible.
It’s amazing how some of us need to feel that something is IMpossible in order to feel secure. Hmmmmmm, the very idea of feeling secure about impossibilities seems like an oxymoron to me?!??
Yet these people keep the “story of IMpossible” alive and well (in their minds and if we let them, in our minds too). They need to believe that if it’s not possible for us, it’s not possible for them either.
However, what happens to these individuals when a courageous soul chooses not to accept this “story of IMpossible?”
For centuries people thought that it was IMpossible for humans to fly. Lucky for us, Orville and Wilbur Wright did not believe in this “story of IMpossible?” We all know, the Wright Brothers constructed and flew the first successful airplane in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
That reminds me that we all must push the limits of impossibility not just for our own gain but for others who have perhaps fallen for the “story of IMpossible?”
Witnessing the IMpossible makes it nearly IMpossible to believe in the IMpossible , doesn’t it?
To that end, what impossibility will you prove to be IMpossible today?
~ Preston Byrd
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“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
The New Year can be a time of new beginnings or new begin agains.
Either way, realizing that I am granted new mercies each day, each month, each year and each and every moment helps me take time to pause and reflect.
In my moments of reflection, I regain hope, faith and confidence in what will be. In addition, this quiet time helps reinvigorate my inner man and regain positive energies that propel me to up the ante in every aspect of my life, both personally and professionally.
This morning’s mediatative pause drew me to reflect on Rumi’s quote to “set your life on fire” (and, I add in 2014)!
To that end, what are you doing to rekindle your passions, rededicate yourself to your (life’s) purpose and forge or restore relationships with those individuals that help you live out loud, live authentically or live according to your purpose and reach your full potential in 2014?
~ Preston Byrd
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“Truth never attacks.” ~ Danielle LaPorte
Anyone who knows me knows I am always reading.
I read (almost) anything …books, magazines, blogs, the bible, the Quran, e-books, online magazines, newspapers and the list goes on.
Lately, I’ve been reading anything I can find on bestselling Canadian author, Danielle LaPorte who is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur and blogger.
In my summation, her writings are crisp, clear and, in my mind, simple truths.
I resonate with the topics she chooses to write about as some of them are topics I write about as well, namely, entrepreneurship and personal development.
Many original quotes by Danielle LaPorte have had me buzzing or have brought me to thoughtful contemplation, but one simple quote by Danielle LaPorte recently caught my attention based on some of the topics I’ve seen lately in the media, in my business relationships and in my personal life.
The quote that seemed to move me recently was simply: “Truth never attacks.” This small quote speaks volumes.
As a child growing up, I’ve was taught that “truth is not a feeling; truth is not an idea.” The truth is found in the Bible.
This brings me to ask then, why do some of these visible truth-seekers (Christians, Mormons, Muslims, etc.) who supposedly carry “the truth” attack with it?
It goes without saying, “the truth” is important…not just because it is simply true; it is important because truth is what defines whom and what we believe.
Truth is vital. But, it could be said that truth placed on falsities is the same as having no truth at all…do you agree?
I believe “Truth” is only as good as the object in which it is placed upon. For instance, in Danielle LaPorte’s writings: “If she deems something worthy, it’ll happen.” It matters not how many have tried before and failed or how many people will tell her it’s not possible. Danielle responds: “ “That’s their truth, not hers.”
To that end, what is the truth? What is YOUR personal truth? How important is your personal truth in your business life? How impactful is truth if it is seen or felt as attacking? Can YOU handle the truth? And, lastly but not least…what is the truth about the truth, in your own life?
So, let me hear from you, followers —and by all means, be truthful. ;-)
~ Preston Byrd
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The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. ~Napolean Hill
As a business consultant and strategist, I have seen many organizations in crisis and I have seen many organizations thrive in abundant, matchless success.
Throughout each of the individual cases, I have been in search of that distinguishing factor that makes some individuals or organizations incomparable achievers as opposed to those organizations that are trapped in the endless web of lukewarm mediocrity.
I have come up with various entangled theories, but the one, which seems to offer the best hope is this really simple truth stated below and I chose to use comedian, Bill Cosby’s quote to help illustrate this personal realization.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~Bill Cosby
To that end, how strong is your desire for success? Is it greater than your fear of failure? ~ Preston Byrd
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People wait all week for FRIDAY…all year for SUMMER…all life for HAPPINESS.
If you are like me, an active member of the social media culture, then you know what most of the Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram posts will consist of today. Yes, you guessed it…that commonly used weekly status update: “TGIF.”
In all honestly, whenever I see it, I cringe a bit thinking, “why are we waiting for Friday to truly LIVE?”
Granted, I’ve had some incredibly tough weeks that warrant the yearning for a break on the weekend. However, those are exceptions and that’s not what I’m referring to. Rather, I am speaking of this “live for the weekend” mentality where we are not living our BEST lives on a daily basis nor are we living in the present moment. Instead, we wait for FRIDAY to truly LIVE…are we saving all of our happiness until Friday arrives?
In my humble opinion, if you are only living for the weekend, this could be a sign that you should examine how you are spending your time and think about the work you are doing or the job you are going to everyday.
Perhaps, your work is not in line with your life’s purpose or passion. An all-TGIF mentality reflects a “getting through life” survival tactic, whereas, looking forward to Friday provides a need for “escape” at the end of the week.
For me, it begs the question… are we calculating the HUGE sacrifice (nearly 60-80% of our time) in exchange for a small sliver of pseudo-happiness on “Friday.”
Also, it is my opinion that living for Friday is not an authentic way to truly “LIVE” and enjoy this precious life we have been given. Also, if we are only living for Friday, we are not maximizing the brief time we have on the earth. I argue if the TGIF mentality is really LIVING at all?
To that end, how are you spending your time during the week?
Do you have a TGIF mentality? Or, do you seek to fill ALL OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK with a TGI(fill in the blank: (M) – Mon.; (T) – Tues.; – Wed.; (T) – Thurs.) mentality?
Please share your personal life’s practice on how you use WORK and PLAY to yield HAPPINESS in your life, regardless of what day of the week it is?
~ Preston Byrd