the Monday Morning Memo April 16th

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Welcome to this edition of The Monday Morning Memo.... I trust you had a fabulous weekend filled with fun, excitement, and some relaxation.  This week as we focus on all that has to be done let us keep in mind that each step we take should be a step forward.  We all know our efforts and time are too important to just make lateral moves.  If we are going to do something let us do it as best we can.  If we are going to invest anything especially time, energy, or money we should really make sure we are making the very most of it.  A quick way to analyze and determine if what you are doing is worth it ask yourself 3 questions:  Do I feel good about what I am doing and why?  Am I honestly making a positive difference in my life or someone else's life?  When I look back 25 years from now will I be happy I did what I did?  Always remember - Inspire, Energize, Motivate - Try to make a difference everyday.  "Imagination without Implementation is Hallucination".
All the best to our Marathon runners today......
Six Personal Gifts to Control Your Own Destiny and Stay Great
Mike Marino

Never give your power away. You have six personal gifts to control your own destiny and stay great.

Greatness is being responsible, and doing what is expected of you. To be in control of your own destiny you must be pro-active. Life takes place in a decision. When you take action to make something happen, stuff is going to happen. What to do about what happens, after you make something happen is where you take control. When stuff happens that you did not plan on, that is opportunity knocking.

First personal gift: Knowledge - Without knowledge you will have no power to take action. Build on the knowledge already have. Learned knowledge is power. Observe, listen, read, smell, taste, touch, practice, practice, and practice. I am willing to listen, learn, and change how I think. Think big. It does not cost anything to think big. When you think big, you are taking care of yourself. When you think small you are focusing on your ego. The self always thinks big.

Second personal gift: Grace - You must request grace (permission)
You must have permission from yourself. Without permission you will procrastinate. You will sit and wait. Those who hesitate are lost.

Third personal gift: Authority - You must enjoy your authority to say yes or no! Without authority someone else is running the show. You are the authority in your life, nobody thinks in your mind. You are the center that watches and runs the show that can choose which way it will go. I am consciousness. Take charge of your own destiny. Guess what? Now what?

Fourth personal gift: Spirit - You must nurture your Spirit. It is so important because it brings energy and excitement. Spirit must grow because the opportunities will grow as times go on. Spirit is the greatest unused power on earth. Music can put wings on the human spirit. That's the spirit!

Fifth personal gift: Commitment - You must strengthen your commitment to yourself. Without commitment there is no long-term persistence. Persistence creates desire and builds knowledge. Knowledge must build, because of so much opportunity. One must have a heart-felt commitment in any endeavor they undertake. Be committed to yourself. The commitment you have to yourself is the commitment you will have to your family, your profession, your community. Love is a feeling of commitment. Commitment is a joining of forces.

Sixth personal gift: Opportunity - You must seize opportunity. Realize that problems are only opportunities based on how you view them. If you can't do anything, pray for someone else. If you can't pray, ask others to pray for you. If possible, do something. Faith without work is dead. Problems are sometimes opportunities for you to keep control of your own destiny.
Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles Schulz

Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their head turned up way too loud to hear it.
- Brian Vaszily

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.
- Jackson Brown

Thinking of sending a card and sending a card is the difference between an amateur and a professional.
-Jay McHugh


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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Great information.  Thanks for sharing.  Have a successful week ahead!

Apr 16, 2018 06:49 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jay. This is very nice. Good thinkinking and absolutely meaningful too.

Apr 16, 2018 07:22 AM #2
Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Jay McHugh 

This is a great post with much information to absorb and digest. 

Apr 16, 2018 08:57 AM #3
Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Jay - this are wonderful thoughts.  Thanks for the inspiration. 

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