inspiration: Mother Teresa Had it Right!!!! - 09/12/12 10:56 PM
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY; If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  BE KIND ANYWAY; If you are honest, people may cheat you.  BE HONEST ANYWAY; If you may find happiness, people may be jealous.  BE HAPPY ANYWAY; The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  DO GOOD ANYWAY; Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY; For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY; … (12 comments)

inspiration: Friday Night Tunes - The Most Inspirational Performance Ever - 07/27/12 02:08 PM
I was in Denver this week, listening to some radio station when the DJ tells the story about a guy by the name of George Dennehy. He was born with no arms. His story, from what I hear, is that he applied for a major college music scholarship. I saw this video and it's absolutely incredible. In any event....Here's George Dennehy doing his rendition of IRIS from the Goo Goo Dolls. … (13 comments)

inspiration: Friday Night Tunes - Where's Wayne's World When You need it? - 01/06/12 04:22 PM
OK.....sure it's cliche. Sure it's a golden oldies, but when I did my You Tube search for the best music videos of all time, this was hanging out there as number four. At least #4 in my search. So I was thinking Where's Wayne's World When you need it most? Party On Wayne.....Party On Garth!!!! … (4 comments)

inspiration: Incredible You Tube Clip - I'm Closing My Next Meeting with this clip!!! - 12/12/11 02:48 AM
Other than my Friday Night Tunes Post, I'm not a You Tube Poster. However, last year, I did post an incredible video of some biker dude that climbs everything with his mountain bike. Had, like over 10,000,000 hits or some sick number like that. This however, is just as incredible. I think not only is this an extremely hot video, but it also is a way to get seriously amped about what we do. It's definitely motivating. These guys are single minded in purpose. Thought that you'd appreciate an inspiring kick in the pants. It's starts of setting the feel, but … (7 comments)

inspiration: Mother Teresa Got it Right - 09/20/11 05:14 AM
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY; If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  BE KIND ANYWAY; If you are honest, people may cheat you.  BE HONEST ANYWAY; If you may find happiness, people may be jealous.  BE HAPPY ANYWAY; The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  DO GOOD ANYWAY; Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY; For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.  IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY;  
MOTHER TERESA … (7 comments)

inspiration: Friday Night Tunes - True Story - Every Dad's Heartbreak - 05/13/11 04:05 PM
This is one of my favorite tunes ever.'s by Billy Falcon. He wrote this song the last day before his wife died of breast cancer. He was paralyzed. Scared to death, but even though he was scared to death about his wife dying, he was petrified about explainin this to his 5 year old daughter, Rosie.....needing to explain this to his daughter that Mom's not coming home. What makes this song is that it's inspirational and it's a true story. Awesome. Thanks Billy You want to join or if you want to post, join the group.... Friday Night Tunes!!!! … (8 comments)

inspiration: My Twice a Year Christian UPBEAT Thought - 05/03/11 03:12 PM
I received this today.  Thought it was great for those struggling who wanted an extra pick up.  Bubble Gum?  Maybe, but encouraging????  You bet!
We serve a supernatural God!
He is not limited by anything or anyone and He's ready to do the impossible in your life today through His supernatural power.
The word "supernatural" means different things to different people.  Some people see it as make believe. Others think of dark, strange events  which can cause fear and uncertainty. While many Christians believe in the  "supernatural," they believe in it for someone else.
Throughout the Bible, we find people who received a supernatural touch from  … (8 comments)

inspiration: If You're a Parent and want to appreciate your kids more than you already do.... - 04/29/11 05:33 PM
Not sure how many of you have heard of this song, Cinderella. It's my girlfriend song that I share for only my 8 year old daugher, Claire and myself. It's a daddy - daughter song, HERE'S THE MOST AMAZING PART He had adopted two "princesses" from China. This is just a conviction for he and his daughters. Stunning....really. He lost his daughter two years later, at the age of 5, from an accident in 2008. Tomorrow is my 8 Year Old Claire's first communion. Each of the 5 of us have a special song. Claire and I.....this is it. We've sang … (18 comments)

inspiration: One of the Best Movies...EVER!!! TRULY!!!!! - 04/16/11 05:46 PM
BELIEVE IN ME! I love inspirational stories....especially when they're true stories. So my Mom and Dad (pretty hip for their early 70's, my children and my nieces and nephews all say that this true story is one of the best stories that they all have ever seen. We watched it tonight as a family at the nagging of my kids. The only reason I agreed is because my mom and dad agreed with our kids. Good enough for me to give it a shot. Worth the cost of buying off of Amaxon or E-bay or whatever....and keeping. Bottom line it was … (12 comments)

inspiration: Can I do a Saturday Serenade? An ALL TIME CLASSIC!!!! - 02/12/11 01:51 PM
OK, I'm doing a back to back here. I used to work up right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. I was the head counselor. I could play the guitar, and I was good, but I was never great. We had a band, named SHADOW. We recorded an album in Denver. I love the original, but I have to tell you that the cover is pretty awesome by it's own merits! Hope you enjoy!!!! Here's the pretty strong cover. I like this as well! … (8 comments)

inspiration: Writing the Perfect Post! - 01/20/11 01:59 AM
I've been coaching my friends to get Active in Active Rain.....for like EVER!!!!! My success has been well documented. To date, since joining I'm now well over 76 referrals that I've received either through other members or via people playing in THE RAIN!. Very stoked about my results, and, as a proponent, I push this often and hard. I tell my people that Active Rain is one of the most valuable methods for getting exposure. Since I lead a branch, as well as a team, and a region, I tell folks you need the best exposure out there, and Active Rain, by … (10 comments)

inspiration: Wordless Wednesdays - Hall of Famer with my 2 Boys - 01/18/11 04:37 PM

So I'm up at Concordia University a bit ago and I get invited to a training camp for the Saint Louis Rams.  Being a Packer Fan, it's pretty tough to root for anyone but the Packers.  However, I'm thrilled to be able to get on the field and meet Tory Holt, Mark Bulger and a few other studs.  In the greeting tent is Larry Hisle.  I know football inside out, but nothing about baseball.  I guess this guy is a Hall of Fame Brewer from their prior World Series.  I've met him a few times since then and got to … (10 comments)

inspiration: I Can Only Imagine - Another Great Song for the Season!!!! - 12/24/10 05:43 AM
I've been in the music spirit here for a bit over a week now. Here's another song that really hits home for the true meaning (how overused and cliche) of the "reason for the season." I got to admit that I've only recently discovered this band, but hey....It's a perfect time for all of us to reflect on the non-commercial reason for the season....and truly strike deeply at our hearts! … (3 comments)

inspiration: Song for the Season!!!! - 12/23/10 01:44 AM it is. The Christmas Season is upon us! I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm gonna get done early so that I can get out and finish my last minute Christmas shopping wiht my little ones. They're all involved with a sibling grab bag and they can't find that perfect gift for $5 despite over a week of looking. Well, today it's crunch time and it's time to move forward. Despite all of the busy-ness....Here's a great song to remind me and all my kids of the true reason for the season! … (5 comments)

inspiration: Friday Fun..... - 12/10/10 01:00 AM my last post I reached out to the Boomtown Rats for "Tell Me Why I Don't Like Mondays" I always loved the song, but never knew how bizarre it was or why it was written until I saw the pop ups on You Tube. Needless to say, I thought that I'd end the work week with some Friday Fun! Here's some of my favorite whackos, Robert Smith, and the Cure with FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE!! Since Polydor wouldn't let me take the original video, I just played this lesser one. To complete the trifecta, I'll give my two favorite Cure … (4 comments)

inspiration: Forever Awesome True Story!!!! - 06/07/10 04:44 PM
About once a year, I give a review of an awesome movie that is really life changing. The last movie I raved about is a true story called "Faith Like Potatoes," a true inspirational story about a potato farmer in South Africa. I'm not reviewing this movie, but go see it. The movie of the moment is "Forever Strong." Needless to say, it's true story. I love contact sp;orts, but know admittedly very little about rugby. This story, although revolving about rugby, has ver little to do with rugby. This is a story about life, parenting, coming of age, but really … (3 comments)

inspiration: Most Touching Video I've seen in about 2 Years - 04/24/10 01:22 AM
I was at Active Rain Camp this past week. In conclusion they showed two videos. This one went right to my heart. It is ridiculous the way that it strikes right to the core of your heart. You want to be touched this weekend, watch this. I know it's a bit long (6 minutes), but trust me, it's worth the watch. It's now one of my favorites off of You Tube. Let me know your thoughts. As of today this has been watched almost 3,000,000 times. I'm just the latest guy to watch it. PAUSE MY VIDEO ON THE RIGHT BEFORE … (10 comments)

inspiration: Faith Like Potatoes - 11/10/09 12:34 AM
Faith Like Potatoes. Makes a lot of sense to me....NOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, this past weekend I saw this movie for the first time in my life. Wow....never even heard of it, but I'll tell you this.... In today's economic lifestyle, it's so hard to find things to inspire you and make you happy. Believe me, when I went to rent this movie it was not on the premise that I was going to see a movie that would make an impact on my life. Let's just say, that I was stunned and surprised that such a great movie existed. The most important … (15 comments)

inspiration: Nelson Mandela - Need a Reason To Succeed in Real Estate? - 10/29/09 01:20 AM
Embracing the Glory
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn't serve the world.  There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us... And as we let our own light shine, … (2 comments)

inspiration: What it Takes To Be Number 1 by Vince Lombardi - - - A lesson for realtors and lenders - 06/27/09 07:22 AM
What does Vince Lombardi know about real estate?  Probably very little.  I'm sure that he hired a realtor to buy and sell his homes.  He may have bought cash, but who knows?  Vince didn't know me personally, but he sure knows how to motivate me.  About 4 years ago, I hired Vince Lombardi junior to give my company a speech.  Here is an excerpt from his dad, the Green Bay Packer's coach, speech on winning.  If you ask me, it translates so well to real estate:
Winning is not a sometimes thing; it's an all-the-time thing. You don't win once in … (10 comments)

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