Look for Opportunities

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You and I can easily feel stagnate if aren’t careful.

To combat this, be sure to do things that help you look for ways to break the mold, and defeat the average within your life.

Keep looking for ways to refine your life, keep learning, and keep looking.

You have to be willing to learn, now, and forever if you are ever going to be able overcome the hardest moments yet before you.

Always look for new opportunities.

Not because you don’t feel confident with where you are, but because you want to enjoy more, and give more.

For instance, I recently came across the work of Josh Shipp in my studies of successful millionaires.

He is a motivational speaker for youth who helps build confidence and refine and reconnect child parent relationships while instilling the importance of self worth and personal values.

It was refreshing to hear his take on earning his million.

He practically stumbled into his wealth as he simply made an honest effort to touch the lives of those he addressed.

He gets the greatest satisfaction knowing that he is making a difference.

To both make a difference and earn a healthy living is a way of life that sadly is above average.

He reminded me of my interest in public speaking.

I can remember having speakers come to my schools growing up, and I always wanted to do what they did.

They seem to have a good time doing it, and they heroically got us out of class.

I enjoy speaking, so I have enjoyed hearing his take on what he does and the industry he works within.

He is very busy, and has shared that the demand is huge when it comes to people that have a valuable message to share with youth and parents etc.

I have come to learn that earning a living shouldn’t just be about the income, it should also be about the impact.

Sometimes it can be hard to find something that you would like to do that is both impactful and profitable.

Don’t give up, keep looking, and keep learning.

Now I couldn’t tell you today that I plan to be a motivational youth speaker tomorrow, but I will be looking into it. It’s always been something I have wanted to do.

I’m grateful to have come across such an inspiring story, and positive encouragement.
(Thanks Mr. Shipp)

-Evan

 

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Be Yourself

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man-869215_1280BE WEIRD, BE DIFFERENT, AND BE PROUD TO BE YOURSELF.

You and I want to be a success on and offline in both our personal and professional lives.

One of our greatest challenges is to be ourselves.

We need to have the confidence to be who we are, rather than put on a show and be someone we are not.

In the eye of others, and the eye of the public we can struggle with the significance of the impressions we leave.

Sometimes we can fear that people won’t react well to who we really are, so we be someone who we aren’t.

We can do this in our writing, what we say, and how we present ourselves.

Truth be told this mental struggle keeps us from truly connecting with others, because everyone can see that we are acting rather than living.

When we are real with people, and show our weaknesses, awkwardness, and personal quirks we become instantly more trust-able.

People want to know you, not who you think they want to know.

When you are authentic and honest with people then people will connect with and trust you.

Personally accessing where you are at with your behavior can be challenging.

Take the time to ask a trusted friend how you are doing.

If you have written something, produced a video, or recorded something, ask them if they can see your personality coming through.

If they can’t ask for helpful feedback so you can improve.

I’m lucky enough to have My Grizzly Mentor to help me with this. We recently talked about my progress, and the main thing he bought up was my authenticity, and my ability to be myself.

He assured me that once I learn how to allow my personality to shine through in my work I could easily enjoy a multi-million-dollar income.

So be sure to ask yourself, and ask others if you are being yourself, then look for and work on ways to improve.

This is something I’m working on facing, so know you’re not alone if you find this challenging.

We always have to remember to take things one paw at a time, to not give up, and to allow ourselves to unleash our inner grizzly.

-Evan

DON’T GIVE UP! – KEEP YOUR HOPE –

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(The dude above is not me, my name is Evan too though…kinda cool.)

You and I have dreams and goals that move us, but sometimes our thoughts overwhelm us. We have so much on our minds. We loose track on how far we have come, and feel frustrated with how far left we have to go.

At times we may struggle to clearly identity our vision, know what our next steps should be, or feel lack the energy be it mental or physical to move forward (if only for the moment).

Have you ever had a day where you feel frustrated?

What do you do?…

I have recently learned that when frustrated with your current circumstance, I need to stop and look at how far I have come.

Whether it be minutes, hours, or days that are making your distraught, you can pull through.

Do it naturally. (Don’t use any kind of drugs)


TALK IT OUT :

Talk to talk to someone, share some of your frustrations. This conversation needs to start with yourself. If you don’t hear yourself out first you won’t be properly primed to enjoy the benefits of the support of others.

You and I need friends who will lovingly
wack us on the side of the head from time to time.


WORK IT OUT :

Sometimes it working out can help us work out our frustrations. Physical exercises can bring great mental relief. When you feel overwhelmed you may want to access how physically active you have been. I know that even going for a walk to start my day can help ease my often tense nerves. So be sure to include physical exercise in your strategy to combat mind crippling thoughts of doubt.

You just might need to work it out…


FIND YOUR GROOVE:

You may want to try some music therapy? Try finding music that helps you feel excited and more up beat. Do you have a favorite song you can singalong to? I have found that the right music can help me change my attitude. Admittedly I haven’t always been able to do it all at once, sometimes I have to start out with some sad songs and then work my way back into a positive jam. “Can’t Touch This,” by MC Hammer is a song that has come to help me as of recent.

Do you have song that helps you?

Share it with us, and maybe it can help someone else.

Get your groove on and dance it out:


WRITE IT OUT :

A great way to help you change your thoughts is to use writing as a mental massage. Write out how you are feeling and confront your feelings. Writing out how you feel helps you to feel heard, and is a way you can release negative energy you have stuck inside you.

You need to use pen and paper for the best results. I know it’s old school, but its more involved and is far healthier for you.

I have found writing to be a great relief personally, and know it can help you too.


When you feel stuck, remember that you have come along way.

Remain determined to take action, and do what you can do.

You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to remain committed.

Take things one paw at a time and don’t beat yourself up for having rough, tough, frustrating days. Just breath, and remember your human, and take action to attach your bout of depression.

You need to take action, get up go for a walk…etc. Or try the ideas I shared above, but don’t sit or lie there in a pool of sophisticating self pity.

Here’s to all of you who had, are having, and just
might yet have some hard days.

I want you to know you’re not alone, and I want you to not give up.

-Evan

Your Story

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Have you ever heard a story that moved you?

Have you heard a story that made you stop dead in your tracks, and just think?

Have you heard a story that made you cry? Smile? Laugh?

Did you enjoy stories as a kid, but as you grew older their relevance began to dissipate as your mind become taxed with the complexities of life?

You and I are moved by the stories that grasp our emotions and inspire us to think.

Stories have been apart of the human experience since its conception.

Stories are central to social connection and their relevance in our personal and professional lives can in no way be ignored.

Why are stories important, and not just a novelty to ease the mind?

Stories are important because they foster connection.

Stories promote empathy and understanding toward; ideals, people, view points, and most importantly…feelings.

What many of us often neglect to realize is that the story we write with each breath we breath has the power to set us free or leave us be.

Our personal stories have the power to elevate us and connect us this others, but we seldom look within to see what it is we have to give and share, and how we might connect with others.

Stories are essential to connecting with others because they convey feelings that can be understood and felt by those who hear them.

You and I need to surround ourselves both personally and professionally with stories that help other connect with us with others.

This isn’t always easy, it may take time, but it will be worth it.

So how do you share the best story?

There are several elements you should consider when developing your stories;
-Honesty
-Integrity
-Weakness
-Pain
-Struggle
-Educational teachings
-Definable and specific Characters
-Internal dialog from Characters
-Exterior dialog from Characters
-Moments of Excitement and Triumph

When you were in school were you ever asked to write a autobiography?

I was,…It was kinda tricky right?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say and share, look to the above list for help and of course feel free to use discretion .

Some things that help you build your story include but are not limited to;
-journals
-photos
-letters
-receipts
-blog posts
-objects that serve to remind you of milestones of accomplishment. etc.
-testimonies from friends, family, and assosiates

Chances are you already are working to build your personal story.

I have some journals, and a few pictures.

When I left my high school job I was gifted with a great scrapbook to remember the job and the people that taught me so much and helped prepare me to pursue bigger and better things.

When I left my high school job I also purchased pieces of my uniform to keep as a memento.

What do you have, or have kept to help your remember, and tell your story?

In what ways do you plan on linking your personal story to your professional story?

You have what it takes to become a storyteller, especially because you are both the writer and actor in your own story.

Using stories in an effort to connect with others and promote ourselves can be tricky.

Just remember to take things one paw at time. Keep learning,keep taking action, and never give up.

Do Great Things

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“I think if you do great things, the money will follow.”
– Robert Herjavec

This quote, and Mr. Herjavec’s thoughts on achievement are simple yet profound.

Profound because they are not the thoughts held by average men.

I believe the statement to fully plausible.

If you are do, and continually seek to do great things, then you will be able to become financially successful.

This is because the more value you provide to others the more value you will be rewarded with in your life.

To do great things you must do things that will positively affect the lives of others.

In it’s simplest summation the one enjoys rewards in their lives based upon the value they share with the world, and how much of the world feels and enjoys the benefits.

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