Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Star-Desiring a Star Quality

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
Tony Robbins

Quality, I imagine a line that is numbered from one to ten along this line lays a star quality this line tilts depending on communication styles. An understanding of quality will help balance the line.
The distinctive characteristic needed to increase ones star quality includes a level of excellence we must achieve.
A star quality begins with an examination of whom we are and why we exist.  Many of us have difficulty with self-examination. What we remember is what others have said our star quality is or should be.  Today I challenge you to stretch your imagination. Where do you see yourselves in five to ten years? Sit back and travel a journey with me.

Louise Suggs one of the first stars of female golf she played golf in 1923.  On January 8th she wins the LPGA LA Golf Open. Now imagine in 1923 a little girl tells her parents, “I want to play golf.”  In 1923 women were to marry have children and stay home. The wealthy during this time expected their children to become doctors and/or lawyers not a golfer. Louise Suggs had a star quality. She imagined at an early age to enter the golfing world.

Just like Florence Nightingale, she expressed to her parents the she would become a nurse and it raised eyebrows. Now, Florence was born into wealth and the thoughts of becoming a nurse were unheard of. Her father was disappointed in the decision she made but she persevered and developed nursing concepts that would be taught in nursing schools around the globe. Discipline, tenacity, and drive are key ingredients to begin the makings of a star quality person.

Wiktionary defines quality as the level of excellence it is determined by health, education and income. Now, this definition begins with health. A star quality person develops a healthy mind and avoids negativities by holding up the shield of faith that quenches every fiery dart.  Education will increase the understanding and prepare it gives us the tools necessary to increase our leverage in all that we do. Equipping the saints with discernment and wisdom, I believe that the beginning wisdom is knowledge.

In order to improve in internet marketing, business knowledge is necessary. Better chooses are made in business when knowledge leads the way.  Income is necessary here on earth. To increase streams of income we must have an understanding of stewardship. You can have all the money in the world but if you don’t know how to manage money, it will fly away like a bird.

A Star quality is achieved when you believe in yourself, prepare with education and, embracing a healthy mind. Equipping yourself with tools to move your business up a level, the challenge today examine yourselves and determine your star quality.    

I leave you today with a quote from Bruce Lee Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
Bruce Lee

 Maximize your potential today become a star quality person leading the way.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Mask-What lies behind the many faces?

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin

who’s behind the mask? We all were many faces and often time mask are worn because we are afraid to show others who we really are and what we are about.

Mask hides what we think and feel it can be as colorful as you’d like. We decorate our mask with colors that attract the eye of others but behind the mask lie’s dishonesty, deceit and distrustful ideas to con, take advantage and rip the heart of others.

Business mask should be honest, humble, and helpful having the right attitude and behavior. Good business loves people. Business believes people are needed for its success. It does not set up scenes that snare and trap others. It guides and offers sure and proven plans.

Love mask is kind, caring, and willing to share ideas that improve what others are doing. It is not mean, impatient, cruel and belittling. The love mask sees the potential of others and pulls their gifts forward.
Believe it or not people change their mask daily. They take care of their mask, protect it and prepare to wear it the following day. The mask you were today will determine your attitude and behavior.

We’ve talked about patients yesterday, I believe this is a topic that each of us need.  The mask of impatient is short, bites, flips people off, wants everything available right now, and does not listen to others and often times finishes the sentence for them. This mask is always in a hurry, doesn’t have time for others and not willing to help. Usually this mask is worn all the time and is never taken off.

The mask of knowing everything, I know you have met someone like this. You can’t get a word in edgewise; they constantly are talking, have an opinion on every subject and discount everything someone says. This type of mask will drive you nuts. You need a lot of patients with this masked person.

The masked of defeat, nothing is going right, I can’t do it, it won’t work, I’ve tried everything, no one will help me. Very fatiguing nothing you say to this mask will change what is believed by them. A defeated foe must be willing to change their attitude and behavior.

The mask of love takes off the mask and reveals its true self. It is not afraid what others will think, it embraces newness, it allows others to approach them with honesty, truth and caring. The mask is not placed on once removed because the fear that caused the mask to be worn is gone.

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Carolyn Coleman-Grady-Removing the mask 

Friday, March 16, 2012

GO TO-Amazing Race

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Albert Einstein
            The amazing race includes getting up and moving. Reaching towards the goals you’ve set.
Limits, defined as the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount continuance, procedure, (dictionary.reference.com).
            When we go to the boundaries of our limits and place a halt sign there something happens to our confidence. There are areas in our lives were boundaries are needed. For example, additive behaviors, and abuse just to name a few.
There are even business boundaries, dishonest, unethical, lack of integrity and walking the line. However, limiting yourself from going to amazing opportunities is not advised.
Accepting our limits and going beyond them comes from our critical thinking side, seeing beyond our potential and challenging our abilities.
If Kobe of the Lakers does not push himself beyond his maximum potential the possibility to become a franchise would not exist. Albert Einstein spent many hours he would not have developed the Theory of Relativity. If Cecil B. Demille gave up on his project Ten Commandments with Charleston Heston this film may not exist.
There are many examples we could share. Limiting you potential comes from the fear to success. Many of us go to the door of success but never go in.
Have you ever had someone you know say go? Sure you have. But, then there are those wonderful friends and family members who’ll say no don’t go it won’t work. The question I have is what do you think about your own potential and will you go beyond your maximum potential?
Many of us stop and start, stop and start this is such a cycle. It causes so much confusion.
So today you we will not talk about our limits, we will stand with full confidence and we will decide today to go beyond our maximum potential to reach success.
I believe you are important and each time you accomplish a new adventure get happy about it share your wonderful experiences with others.
I had an experience yesterday, that through me for just a moment, it dealt with college tuition. The cost of college is enormous. Parents are scrambling for grants, loans and financial aid. Many of us don’t qualify and it is very frustrating. Well, with the entire no’s I received yesterday, I and one of my college sons could have folded and fell apart, given up and thrown in the towel. We decided not to give up, push forward and keep shifting until we find what is necessary to maintain his college travels.
Business is the same way, if it doesn’t work in one hour many people throw in the towel and decide not to go any further. It takes time to build, grow and establish relationships. Steady the course, move forward and stretch beyond your potential. Go to the mountain top and yell if you need to but come down with energy, a clear perspective, and a peace that passes all understanding.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Battle-is not ours it is the Lords

 The Battle-Is not ours it is the Lords
Carolyn Coleman-Grady
Better Web Builder
The Battle-Is not ours it is the Lords
And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. (2 Chronicles 20:15).
A messenger came to King Jehoshaphat informed him the army of Edom is marching on them. The king was alarmed, so he sought the Lord. What came next was amazing I call the prayer.
Jehoshaphat stood before the people of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the Lord. He prayed. “O Lord, God of our ancestors you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you! “O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? Your people settled here and built this Temple for you. They said, whenever we are faced with any calamity such as war, disease, or famine, we can come to stand in your presence before this Temple where your name is honored. We can cry out to you to save us, and you will hear us and rescue us.”
And now see what the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir are doing. You would not let our ancestors invade those nations when Israel left Egypt, so they went around them and did not destroy them. Now see how they reward us! For they have come to throw us out of your land, which you gave us as an inheritance. O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this might army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help. As all the men of Judah stood before the Lord with their little ones, wives, and children, the spirit of the Lord came upon one of the men standing there. His name was Jahaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph. He said, “Listen King Jehoshaphat! Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this might army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you”
I believe challenges in our lives cause us to become afraid so we withdraw and allow the battles to consume us. Business can be like goliath towering over us, rendering us helpless, but if God said that the battle is His then we win. Business is challenging and can be overwhelming, understanding the intricate parts of business is difficult trusting and knowing what to do may become frustrating.
Being like David who stood up to goliath, King Jehoshaphat who trusted that God would provide the answer and Job who did not listen to his nagging wife believed that God would be with them. We must believe that he gives us the power to success in business, manage our families and keep us safe from financial demise. Build your temple but give glory and honor to God as you grow and He will reward you in ways more than you can even imagine.
The Battle whose is it?
Carolyn Coleman-Grady-The Battle is the Lords