Your Part

We all have responsibility for ourselves. We can help, guide, and teach others. Yet, what they do will all the assistance we give them is up to them. We cannot live their lives for them. At the end of the day, they must go forward and put in the work needed to get where they want to be.

For my part, I strive to give knowledge, faith in oneself, and hints and tricks that may be helpful. I help my clients leave disabling false fears behind, map a path forward they want, and understand what it takes to complete. It is important to help them find the paths to explore, the knowledge to compete, and the belief that they can meet their goal.

At the same time, I must not inhibit their freedom to do this independently. Clients must be in charge of their own destiny. I only help by providing and training people on the tools to help them.

What are you striving to obtain?

Do you Trust Yourself

When you start to believe, do you sometimes trust in everyone else first, or do you believe in yourself? I am not saying any of us are perfect. I know that I am not, and I do need the help of many others around me. Yet, when it comes down to believing in someone who has my best interest’s truly at heart? Is it me, or is it someone else?

We should all ask questions, study the answers, and do our best to understand what we hear and see. Part of that understanding is whether the thought shared is right for us.  There is only one person out of over 7 billion on this planet that can tell us the answer.  The person is hard to find. However, if you look in the mirror, then you may find him or her.

You know yourself better than most people.  You are also the only one who must live with whatever you do.  Others can stay or go.  When you are doing well and are on top, everyone is there for a piece of the action. When you fail, your waiting room starts to look like a ghost town.  So, you should always have the final decision.

If you are not sure, start small.  As you get better at choosing a snack or a cup of coffee, Step up your game.  What movie would be best for tonight? Do I want to eat out or stay in and cook a steak?

Trust is like anything else. You need to practice and learn to get good at it.  Your first trust moment should not involve which stock you invest in with the entire family fortune.  Just relax and take trust easy, seeing how it works for you. You can make the right decisions; you only need to get used to the idea.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Good Deeds

You need to figure out who you are and what you are about in life. When people first see you and talk to you for a few minutes, can others tell what your mission is? Without you saying anything, can they tell what you work to accomplish and how those accomplishments make a positive difference in the world?

If you are dedicated to your cause and use that position to make life better for others, those who meet you will probably be able to detect the desire within you. Having the drive to do good for others does not require an abandonment of your work to also do good for yourself. When done right, one good deed assists other positive actions. When people seek and work for positive effects, they also quite often find positive responses seeking them as well.

Does this mean you’ll end up rich and wealthy and famous? Maybe not, and I don’t believe most of the people who reach out to do good are solely working for personal gain. This also, though, does not mean you live the life of ashes and sackcloth. We each find our own particular point of comfort in life. Attaining that point does not mean you stop, it signifies you have discovered your platform upon which you can live in go forth to do good for others.

Everyone has a gift. Everyone has something someone else needs. And everyone needs something that someone else has. This week we explore the questions of what we may have that others yearn for? And, what others may have that we need?

For today I would like you to think of what someone has shared with you in the past that made you feel better. Also, think about the things that you have shared that have caused others around you to feel better. We all have a tendency to consider tangibles, a baking dish, a ladder, and a newspaper or a car ride.  Even though sharing these items is nice, sometimes our best gifts are intangibles. Think of a smile to a stranger, time spent with someone who is lonely. Discussions over books or movies, a prayer or good thoughts for the person going through a crisis are always positive and often the most needed help.

Not everything that helps is tangible, and many things that do the most good are intangibles. We all do them and sometimes without even a thought. Think of the things that you have done for others and the things that others have done for you.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

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