So often we set our sites on starting something that we have dreamed about and we don’t begin because it seems like it is too big for us. We make all types of excuses…”I’m too young.” ‘I’m too old.” “I don’t have enough money.” “I’m not smart enough.” The lists goes on and on and on. These excuses are dream thieves and what I call progress punks!!

What we have to realize is that all it takes is a start, a beginning. In the book, The Slight Edge, author Jeff Olson calls it, ‘starting with a penny’. Your dream, your success, your skill level, your wonderful relationship, your ideal health, may not be where you dream for it to be but little by little and day by day you can take baby steps to get there.

What is your dream? What is your picture of success personally? Professionally? Where will you be? What will you be doing? Who will be with you?

First, you must have a clear vision of what you want to do, where you want to be and a plan to get there. Several years ago, I came across a book by David C. Campbell titled, If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else. The title of this book alone speaks volumes. Each of us must take the time to get still and get quiet and explore what it is that we want from our lives. Everyone is super busy, caught up in the myth of multi-tasking, tweeting here and facebooking there that we often neglect to stop to check in to our own lives.

Whether it is better health, better relationships, establishing a new career, gaining a new job, creating wealth, starting your own business; no mattter what your dream or goal start to do something small towards that today.

Baby steps lead to leaps and bounds!!BABY STEPS

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Connecting with other people and taking the time to benefit from their academic and professional knowledge can be a great investment of time. Success leaves clues. Their is a blueprint for achieving success in every area of your life. Someone, somewhere has already done it. You do not have to reinvent the wheel. Join me and other business professionals as we share on the topics of entrepreneurship, career success, interpersonal skills, conflict management and so much more! If you are in the St. Louis area please feel free to join us the send Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 at the Spencer Road Library in St. Peters. Every other month is a book discussion session. Our book for July of 2014 is How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell. Pick up a copy and join us. June 11th will be our next meeting. We will be talking about using Instagram for business. Hope to see you there!Image

DREAM BIG!

Sometimes we let the daily grind of life cover up and suffocate our dreams. Dig your dreams up out of the dirt, dust them off and polish them until they shine again. Don’t settle for less in your life. You deserve more!

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Take It To The Next Level

It’s never too late to spring into action on your dreams and goals! Go for it with everything you’ve got! Push yourself to the top! You are able!

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Create A 'New Zoo' For You!

When was the last time that you tried something new? Meeting new people and trying new things helps us to grow and stretch out from our comfort zones! Try something new today!

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Creating rapport with your co-workers is important and can foster a healthy work environment but how much information is too much information when it comes to sharing your personal business.

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Have you ever been behind a driver who seemed to be almost too cautious when it came to taking a turn? I know that you have. We all have. We must absolutely be cautious drivers. The highways and byways are not places to throw caution to the wind but they are also not places to be frozen in fear. Look both ways and when it’s clear…GO! Sometimes it seems that people are almost waiting until the path is busy with cars again before they put the petal to the metal and go!

In three easy steps you can get out of neutral, foot off the brake and be rearin’ and ready to go.

Step 1. Pray Ask for direction and wisdom from God. And I am not talking about one of those shout out prayers. I am talking about earnestly seeking the Lord and pouring out your heart about the desires of your heart and the decisions that you are facing.  Take the time to search God’s word and seek out scripture that speaks to your situation. After all the Bible is our Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.  The answers are there. Be silent before God. Clear all the clutter out of your mind. Relax. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you.

Step 2. Plan Create a plan of action. Start with all of your major goals. Create goals in all of the areas of your life that mean the most to you. They may include spiritual growth, relationships, health, career, home, intellectual development and so much more. Create action steps for each of your goals and give them deadlines. It says in the Bible in Habkkuk 2:2 to write the vision on tablets (paper will be just fine) that you may read it and run. Create the plan and run with it until it is completed.

Step 3. Persist Obstacles are going to come. You are going to be slow in moving towards your goals from time to time. There may be interruptions and setbacks but you just decide to use those moments to develop your bounce back skills! Bounce back! Bounce back! Keep on getting back up. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep doing that little thing daily and you will begin to see great, great, positive change manifest in your life.

Don’t keep waiting for the ABSOLUTE PERFECT time! Look both ways and take YOUR TURN! Your dreams come true await!