Every cloud has a silver lining.

Greetings from Cold and Snowy Michigan. I have a pretty long drive to work ever morning. I have driven all over Metro Detroit and South Eastern Michigan for work. I have noticed cars stranded on the road and from time to time. I have noticed enough to where instead of just driving by, I try to say a little prayer for every car I see on the side of the road. I can’t always stop and help, but I can take a minute to pray for there safe passage.

I think we can at least pray for each other. I have tried to keep my transportation running while traveling for work. I try to change the oil at the full service places to make sure they check all the little extras. So when my car acts up a little, I know it is not for lack of tender loving car. So when my car was wobbling a little during a snow fall, I thought it was more because I was not used to the 4 wheel drive more than anything else.

Again, I made it home and later that night, I took out the trash and noticed my rear driver side tire was completely flat. It was cold and dark and I had to take my wife’s car to get some fix-a-flat and then take the car up to the gas station for more air. The next day I had to wait in to get new tires and make up a little extra time, flex time. Yes, it was an inconvenience, but I had to stop myself and remember I was not stranded on the side of the road. I was safe and sound at home. Every cloud has a silver lining.

So when you pass a car on the side of the road, if you can not stop and help. Say a little prayer.

When less is more:

When less is more:

Welcome to 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.  I have been blogging since 2011.  It is now the start of 2017 and I have came off my best two years of views.  The years seem to build on one another.  In the beginning my goal was to blog everyday as much as possible.  The last two years, I have to fight to find the time to post on a regular basis.  But the views continue to grow.  I am building on my past and I am thankful for everyone who has taken time out to check in with 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.

I do not have editors or writing coaches.  I blog my thoughts and how I am feeling and try to encourage others to tell their stories also.  What have I learned along the way?  Sometimes we try to do too much.  Sometimes we try to overdo it.  Sometimes we get in such a hurry to put down a foundation and start building on it we do not let it set.  Sometimes we forget that slow and steady wins the race.

This blog has grown into part of a Motivational Network.  I have joined together with liked minded people across the internet on LinkedIn and Facebook and we are using social media to spread good news and to encourage others.  We have worked very hard to grow and we have lost some people along the way.  The first impression is to try to do more.  More posting, more calls more encouragement, then today I look back and see that you have to sometimes slow down and let things take root.  It takes time for people to come around and you have to make space so others can grow.

Sometimes we want to do too much.  Sometimes we have to do a little less and help coach and mentor others so there is room for them to do more.  Sometimes less is more.

Thank you for readying this post.  Share your story!

54 Weeks from now

54 Weeks from now.

Happy New Year.  Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  All of those things.  As I sit here on New Year’s Day, I am reminded of my state of mind for the last few weeks.  As much as people like to celebrate where they have been and start a new, I find myself thinking 54 weeks ahead.  When Christmas and New Years roll around I as much as I am grateful for all that I have been through in the past year, I am also looking ahead to where I want to be next Christmas and Next New Years.

I am very thankful for all the oppourtunites I have been given and all the people I have met.  I am thnkful that I am able to keep learning and growing and pushing myself to get better at the things I enjoy doing.  I am more enthused and more optimistic than ever.  I wake up everyday knowing that the sky is the limit.  Thank God for good news, so I choose to spread good news.

Where do I want to be next year?  I want to keep moving forward.  I want to have produced 4 motivational workshops that are also fundraisers and volunteer drives for local charities.  I also hope to help others encourge and motivate and reach as many people as possible together.  I think that if we can learn to work together we can move mountains.  But it will be one brick at a time, so I reach out to people one at a time to spread good news and help others through coaching and mentoring.

Every Christmas and New Years I want to be one step closer to my goals, but I also find myself thinking 54 weeks ahead to the next Christmas and the next New Years.  Where do you want to be next year?  What goals have you set for yourself.  Dream big!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

2017 is a blank page. It is a clear slate.  It is a New Year, a New Hope, and another New Beginning for those who are willing to let it. Let it be new.  Treat every day as a New Beginning.

Everyday of 2017 I wish for you to have hope. Everyday.  Don’t wait for New Year’s Eve, start today.

Tell someone you love them and mean it. Call someone up and listen to them.  Encourage someone.  Teach a kid something new.  Do no harm.  Be honest and set a good example.

We can all start new in 2017 and we can start new every day. We do not have to wait for the New Year, start now.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Greetings from Cold and Snowy Michigan. I have a pretty long drive to work ever morning. I have driven all over Metro Detroit and South Eastern Michigan for work. I have noticed cars stranded on the road and from time to time. I have noticed enough to where instead of just driving by, I try to say a little prayer for every car I see on the side of the road. I can’t always stop and help, but I can take a minute to pray for there safe passage.

I think we can at least pray for each other. I have tried to keep my transportation running while traveling for work. I try to change the oil at the full service places to make sure they check all the little extras. So when my car acts up a little, I know it is not for lack of tender loving car. So when my car was wobbling a little during a snow fall, I thought it was more because I was not used to the 4 wheel drive more than anything else.

Again, I made it home and later that night, I took out the trash and noticed my rear driver side tire was completely flat. It was cold and dark and I had to take my wife’s car to get some fix-a-flat and then take the car up to the gas station for more air. The next day I had to wait in to get new tires and make up a little extra time, flex time. Yes, it was an inconvenience, but I had to stop myself and remember I was not stranded on the side of the road. I was safe and sound at home. Every cloud has a silver lining.

So when you pass a car on the side of the road, if you can not stop and help. Say a little prayer.

David vs Goliath

David vs Goliath

We all have heard the story haven’t we? David and Goliath!  The famous story of how a shepherd boy took on a giant and won.  The story of the underdog winning against all odds.  This story has inspired countless people to face their fears.

Now I do not want to take one ounce away from this story, I would love to see people face their fears; this post is for me as much as for anyone. However, before David defeated Goliath, David had the courage to face a Lion and a Bear on separate occasions.  Before David was brave in battle, David was brave while tending sheep.  Now many of us want to be known as mighty conquerors; but will we put that same faith and bravery in the small jobs?  Before David could protect his fellow citizens, David was protecting his Fathers flock.

Will you be brave in the little things that will prepare you for the big things? How many of us would go out of way to save one sheep from a Lion or a Bear?  How many of us will put our trust in God to train us up for the big job (facing Goliath) while doing the little job that no one wants (tending to sheep?)  How many of us will even acknowledge that we believe in God and need God to show us the way?

Yeah, we all want to be known as giant killers, but will we listen to the inner voice that tries to guide us day in and out to get ready for battle? David said no to the armor and advice of the “Brave” warriors who would not face Goliath.  David relied on the skill and knowledge that God gave him while tending sheep.  Will you be loyal in the small things so you can be ready to face the big things when the times comes?

Will you be ready to face your Goliath? Do not rush it.  Spend your time being brave while tending to the sheep!

The habit of doing.

The habit of doing.

Every week I tell myself I need to update my blog. Every week.  Now mind the fact that I have been posting quotes in motivational groups on LinkedIn and Facebook almost every day.  Also, consider the fact that I have been busier than ever at this point and time in my life.

No complaints. I see a world full of possibility.  I am just stating a fact that tell yourself to do something is not doing.  It does not matter if it is something you need to do or something you want to do.  Something for your job, your hobby, your family, your friends or for yourself.  Do not create a habit of just thinking about it, or telling yourself, you need to do it.  Create a habit of doing.  Create a habit of doing something positive, do something for others and do something for yourself.  Do something that puts you one-step ahead at work or one better at your hobby.  Create a habit of doing.

The world will not change if we only think about change. We have to create the change.  Be the change you want to see in the world.  Create a habit of doing!

Persistence pays off!

 

You can choose to have a great day today!

Today’s message is short and sweet.

Have a nice day.

Do not let anyone take your smile away.

No not today.

Do not give in to bad news, spread good news.

You can choose.

You can choose to have a great day today!

Have a nice day, today

 

A Hard Working Slacker

That is the way I feel.

I have been working very hard the last couple of months, but I have not been updating my blog.  So in some ways I am working hard, and in other ways I am slacking off.

Now, that being said.  Keep an eye out.  More 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo is on the way.  I have been very active on LinkedIn and Facebook posting quotes of the day and inviting people to join.  I just need to get this blog back on track.

Don’t give up on me.  I am promise I will do better.  I have been so busy I had to cancel a Motivation Speech I was going to present to a Local Jobs Club.  I am just getting started so it broke my heart to have to cancel.

I will be back, stronger than ever.  Now, in the mean time.  Get up, get out and chase your dreams!  You needed to hear that… or at least read it.

 

 

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Happiness is easy and it is simple. Do you want to be happy?  Really, do you.  It is so easy we make it hard.  It is so simple that we take it for granted.

Do you really want to be happy? Follow this simple steps and you will be happy!  Or you can over think it, debate it, say it does not work and not be happy.  That is your choice.

Step One: Every morning you wake up, say thank you that I am alive.  You can say it to God:  If you want more read Appendix One:  Or you can say it to the wall, or into the mirror, or to the first person you meet.

Step Two: Smile when you get ready to face the day!

Step Three: Find one good thought to hold on to throughout the day.  Don’t let anyone take it from you.

Step Four: Pay it forward a little every day.  Just because you can’t help everyone and solve every problem does not mean you cannot do one little thing a day.  Pay forward spare change, or good news

Step Five: Resist Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate.  Now this one is hard read Appendix Two if you need more:

Step Six: Realize, the more “Happy” you are, the more of a target you will become to those who are not happy.  Will you let them knock you down and rob you of your Happiness?

Appendix One: Every morning you wake up, say thank you that I am alive.  You can say it to God:  (Whichever one you worship because in the end we will learn that it all goes to the same place, it was just that people wrapped faith up in politics and traditions, but God is God so just be thankful to God)

Appendix Two: Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate are all around you.  Learn to tune it out.  You can be aware of your surroundings without agreeing and spreading gossip, bad news, anger and hate.  Try spreading Good News, Love and Understanding.  Do you want to be Happy?  Happiness is a choice.  You cannot be Happy and continue to choose the most negative energy to spread.

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.  Do you really want to be happy?  Follow these six simple steps!

Step One:  Be Thankful for everyday!

Step Two: Smile

Step Three: Find one good thought to hold on to throughout the day

Step Four: Pay it forward a little every day.

Step Five: Resist Gossip, Bad News, Anger and Hate

Step Six: Realize, the more “Happy” you are, the more of a target you will become!

Can you do this, really; can you.

Try it for a week or two. Then try it for a month.  Then a year!  Then why not try it forever?

Happiness is so easy that it’s hard. It is so simple that we take it for granted.