Monthly Archives: May, 2016

Your idea is only as good as the energy behind it.

Your idea is only as good as the energy behind it.

I can say this one hundred different ways or I can just go to the source.  To quote the Bible: “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”  James 2:17 King James Version

Now let me give you an example.  This is 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.  There is an abandon Office Building with 3 Offices.  A guy hits the lottery and decides to open a Business Incubator.  He calls together all of his family and friends and tells them, I just bought a building with three offices, I want to build three business.  The man let people group together.  In one room there a bunch of people who cannot agree on anything.  These are the “Can’t Do People.”  In another room a bunch of people get together and say “Yes let’s do this!” I will call them the “Can Do People.”  In the third room, there are just a few people who busy writing ideas on a blackboard.  We will call them “The Force of Nature” People,

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.  James 2:17 New International Version

After the first day the guy who hit the lottery reviews the business plans of the three teams.  The first team, the “Can’t Do People” said, we have a few ideas but we can’t agree on them.  “Can you give us a couple of days to pick the best one?” they ask.  “Sure” the Lottery guy says.  The “Can Do People” have a couple of great ideas.  “We will present tomorrow” they say.  “Nice” the Lottery winner replies.  “The Force of Nature” team has one simple idea they present and say they are ready to start.  “Great” the Lottery winner tells them, “Start tomorrow!”   The Force of Nature Team simple replies, “We are ready to start now!”  The “Can’t Do” people say, they will never get it done.  The “Can Do” people roll their eyes and claim they are just showing off.

So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless.  James 2:17 Living Bible

You will find the most of the people you know are “Can’t Do” people.  The next biggest group will be “Can Do” people who don’t do much more than talk about what they want to do.  Then a very small group of people you know are “Forces of Nature.”  They go after what they love like there is no tomorrow.  They do what they say are going to do.  They get things done, learn from it and make things better the next time around.  These are the people you want to be around.

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.  James 2:17 New American Standard Bible

After a week the “Can’t Do” people still have not figured out what they want to do.  The “Can Do” people say yes to everything but still haven’t got anything done.  The “Forces of Nature” while there are only a few of them are already turning a profit and ready to launch a second project.  The Lottery winner is patient and says “Hey everyone, great work. The Forces of Nature caught a few breaks, but we are all family and friends.  Let’s stay at it!”

Week after week, the Forces of Nature make simple plans and stick to them.  They go after what they say they are going to go after and they do not wait around.  They learn as the go and they go as they learn.  The “Can Do” People are fun to be around, but again, nothing is driving them.  The Can’t Do people still can’t agree on anything, but they all claim to be working hard, they just can’t catch a break.  Soon, the “Can’t Do” people are just along for the ride.

The same is true with faith. Without actions, faith is useless. By itself, it’s as good as dead.  James 2:17 The Voice

After a year the Forces of Nature are bringing in the bulk of the profits.  The Can Do people struggle to break even.  The Can’t Do people, half of them have quit and moved on.  The other-half are starting to turn the “Can Do” people into “Can’t Do” People.  More and more new people are flocking to the Business Incubator to find jobs.  “The Forces of Nature” are becoming so successful they need two offices.  Some of the “Can Do” join with the “The Forces of Nature” and find the success they have always been looking for, because they actually go after their ideas with passion and diligence.  The “Can’t Do” Team has merged with the other half of the “Can Do” Team, but even the few times they agree, they don’t get anything done.

Your idea is only as good as the energy behind it.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”  James 2:17 King James Version

Be a force of nature.  I used to be the most negative person you would ever meet a “Can’t Do” person.  Then a friend of mine challenged me point blank to stop being so negative.  Slowly I became a “Can Do” person.  I tell people to get around people who are getting things done, check the facts and do not compromise their principals.  Some people still think I am being negative, but I am trying to warn them that scammers are out there and find out the truth.  Now I am convinced that being a “Force of Nature” is what it is all about.  Keep it simple and chase your dreams with all you have in you.  The success and the energy will attract others.  Don’t wait around for people, invite them to join you and then be off and running.

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.  James 2:17 New International Version – Your idea is only as good as the energy behind it.


You can do it!

You can do it!

You need to hear this; you need to see this written down.  You can do it.

You can do it.  You have a dream, step one is to acknowledge the fact that you have a life-long dream.  It is not about the possessions but about what you want to do with your life if money was no object.  What is your dream?  What would you be doing?  You can do it!

You need to say it out loud.  “I can do this!”  Again, what is your dream?  Get back to the very basics, when you were a kid and life was not about money, power and problems.  What was your dream?  You can do it.  Now, take small steps toward your dream.  It is like riding a bike, you may need to start with training wheels or with someone you trust helping you balance, but you can do it.  Don’t be ashamed of where you are starting, just start!

You can do it!  You need to see it and you need to hear it and you need to be around people who will help you not hinder you or use you.  You can do it!

Today is your day, keep it simple; but get started it!  You can do it!