Author Archive: jluellen

If you want the best

If you want the best…

Give your best, bring out the best in others and expect the best in return.

If you want the best, give your best.  Do not ask of others what you will not do yourself.  I do not mean that you have to try to do everything.  I am saying do want you to do best, the best that you can do it.  Do not give half an effort then expect others to give you their best effort.  We are all good at different things, the only we way are better together is if everyone does what they do best at their best effort.  Give your best if you want the best.  It all comes around.

If you want the best, bring out the best in others.  Do you want others to do their best?  Do you make it hard for them to do what they do best because you expect them to do what you do the way you do it?  Again, we are all different; our differences are our strengths.  The only way the world changes is that someone tries something new, something that comes naturally to them in a different way.  Not your way or my way, but in a new way.  Do you help people become better at what they do or do you expect them to think, act and feel just like you?  If you want the best, bring out the best in others.  It all comes around.

If you want the best, expect the best in return.  Notice I am not saying hope for the best…. I am saying state it clearly for the record.  If you give others your best effort and you are helping them be their best, communicate the fact that you expect their best effort.  If you expect a half effort, you will get a half effort.  If people are trying to con you, you will get no effort.  Everyone thing happens one-step at a time, stop believing that an overnight success is the norm; it is the exception.  Good things take time and good effort; great things take time and great effort.  Make it easier on yourself, stop hoping for the best and start expecting the best; starting with the commitment and effort of everyone involved. If you want the best, expect the best in return.  It all comes around.

If you want the best, give your best; bring out the best in others and expect the best in return.  It all comes around.

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If you think you can’t you are right.

If you think you can’t you are right.

If you think you cannot you are right, you can’t.  You are beaten.  You will not try.  This may not seem like a positive message to start the New Year, to start 2018; but give it a minute.  Let it sink in.

If you think you can’t you won’t try; but if you think you can, maybe you will.  Notice I said, “Maybe you will try.”  This new world of social media and big data has created cyber bubbles for everything.  The little engine that could is probably now an app for android.  Confidence is a great first step but confidence is not enough.  Will you actually try to do?

If you think you can’t you are right, you won’t.  If you think you can, maybe you will try; and if you try maybe you will learn.  You see learning is really the 1st step, but in this case, it is the second step.  Never stop learning and never stop trying.  If you keep trying and keep learning one day you may reach your goal, but you will be farther along than if you never try and you never learn.

So think you can and try and learn and keep trying and maybe one day you will.

But if you think you can’t, you won’t try so you will never will.  So if you think you can’t you are right!

Try, Learn, Try again!

Happy 2018

Change Why Me to…

Change “Why Me” and “Why Now” to

Why Not Me and Why Not Now!

It has to start somewhere; it has to start sometime.

Why not start here and now with you?

 

 

Stop waiting and start starting.

Stop waiting.  The time will never be perfect.  The right time is now.

Learn a little, do a little, learn a little more.

The time is now.  Start Starting.

Get around people you can trust.  You may have to watch from a distance.  Find out what is going on behind your back, but stay on target and stay on task.

Leave those who would do you harm behind.  Leave those who would hold you back behind.  Keep moving forward and get around people who are moving forward also.

Stop waiting and start starting.

There is no perfect time, there is no perfect place and there are no perfect people.

All of us have something to learn and something we can teach.  Get around people who will do both, learn and teach.  Get around people who will give and take, not around people who are all take and no give.

Stop waiting.  The time will never be perfect.  The right time is now.

Start Starting Now!

 

 

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford

I agree with Henry Ford to a point.  It is hard to argue against one of the most successful business men in the history of the world, but let’s take another look at his quote.  If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  I 100% agree with if you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  If you think you can do a thing do a thing, may require a little more work than just thinking.

Thinking is the start.  Acting, learning, adjusting those are the much needed next steps.  If you are convinced, you can’t do a thing you are right.  But if you think you can but you never act, then you are wrong.  It is ok to be confident, but you also have to deliver.  Sink some energy and effort into what you think you can do, and prove it.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. Henry Ford created enough wealth for his children’s children and beyond.  By applying the assembly line to the automotive industry, Henry Ford helped shape the modern world.  Now, what is it that you think you can do?  Will you apply a little elbow grease and maybe invite others to join in; or will you sit back, wait for someone else to do it and then say “I told you so?”  Or will you sit back, say no one can do it and you will be right; until someone does it of course.  If you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  That will not stop others from trying though.

I have heard it said that the worst thing that can happen is that a small dream comes true.  I think the worst thing that can happen is someone else reaches your dream while you sit around and say that is impossible.  The beauty of it all is that I will not spoil many pity parties.  Those that are convinced they will never change the world, never will.  Then there are the rest of us.  The ones with something to prove.  Thinking we can is not enough.  Now we have to actually try.

The best is yet to come.

The best is yet to come.

It is more than a song.  It is a battle cry.  It is a way of life.

Where are you?  Can your life get better?  Of course, it can.  Do you have the attitude that your best days are behind you?  Well, let me tell you; you need new friends.  The best is yet to come and won’t it be fine?

It is more than a song; it is a battle cry!  You got to sing it to the top of your lungs if you have to!  Change your attitude.  Read a book or two.  Figure out a way to make things better.  Really, what do you have to lose?

Every day from today forward, when you look in the mirror say it.  The best is yet to come!  Forget about the good old days and focus on the good news days!  Look forward to today and look forward to tomorrow.

The best is yet to come.  It is more than a song, it is a battle cry; it is a way of life!  You have to change the way you think.  This is not about being high on anything other than life itself.  If you have to listen to every song with the title, “The best is yet to come!”  Put it on a CD or on a play list and listen to them over and over and over until you get this, then leave me a comment or two.

The best is yet to come.

It is more than a song.  It is a battle cry.  It is a way of life.

Life will always get in the way

Life will always get in the way

The world will always try to drag you down.

If you let it.  So stand up and don’t let it!

Life will always get in the way.  Work, Family, Friends, everyone has something they need from you or want you to do for them.  But what are they doing for you?  Is it a two-way street or a one-way street?

Life will always get in the way

The world will always try to drag you down.

I get it, honestly, I do.  Think about a compass, if work is pulling North, Bills will pull you South, If family is pulling you East, friends will pull you West; and there you are caught in the middle getting streached to your limit.  Wouldn’t life be great if work, bills, family and friends were all pulling you in the same direction?

Life will always get in the way

The world will always try to drag you down.

So are you waiting for the perfect time to chase your dreams?  There will never be a perfect time.  Are you waiting for the perfect idea?  There will never be a perfect idea.  Are you waiting for the perfect place?  There will never be a perfect place! You will have to work at it; you have to start sometime, why not now?  You will have to start somewhere, why not here?

Life will always get in the way

The world will always try to drag you down.

So stand up and don’t let it!

Please join the Point of Light Network. Let’s spread good news, everyday!

Please join the Point of Light Network.  Let’s spread good news, everyday!

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Conference Call – Playbacks:

Point Of Light Network – June 18th 2017

Frank Briggs – The Power of People Helping People

Elliott Eddie – The Power of the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

Joseph Luellen – The Power of Paying Forward Good News

https://fccdl.in/mIMZhF5nj

 

Point Of Light Network – June 25th 2017

Joseph Luellen – The Value of a Network
Jean Norman – The Hardest Part of Selling
Elliott Eddie – Round Table Question

Hosted by Frank Briggs

https://fccdl.in/R79WiMcYf

 

Point Of Light Network – July 2nd 2017

Elliott Eddie – Ten the Hard Way
Jean Norman – Respect What is Relevant
Frank Briggs – Four abilities of Success
Hosted by Joseph Luellen

https://fccdl.in/kFi5930Wf

 

Point Of Light Network – July 9th 2017

Luther Taylor – Preparing for a Job Search or Career Change
Bryan Watson – Preparing for a Job Interview
Kenneth Tebo – Preparing your Social Media
Hosted by Joseph Luellen and Frank Briggs

https://fccdl.in/HA3oTDEqx

 

Point of Light Network July 16th 2017

Adena Sabins – Fire Wise Gardening

Joe Luellen – Seed, Time and Harvest
Hosted by Frank Briggs

https://fccdl.in/FAElaVdpD

Relax, recharge, refresh and rejuvenate

Relax, recharge, refresh and rejuvenate:  It is ok to take a day for recreation and re-creation, but then take a moment to give thanks for those who made our freedoms possible.

Give thanks that you are free, and then think twice about surpassing others freedoms.

Think twice about our holidays, and those who have served and sacrificed to protect them.

We all have to sacrifice to make a safe world where we can be free.  Life is not easy for most.  For most people life is painful.  The only way it gets better is if we work together.

Relax, recharge, refresh, and rejuvenate:  Then get back to work.  Get back to spreading the good news and helping others.  This world is what we make it.  This world has been ruled by might makes right and the rich make the rules.  History has been written by the winners, not the whiners.  What will history say about you?  Did you help others win or did you help others whine?

I am thankful that I am free to express my thoughts.  I am thankful that I am free to use my talents.  I am thankful that I can help others even if I can not help as many or as much as I would like.

I am recharged and ready to get back to work.  Get up and make your future the best it can be.  Help others become successful and you will become successful.  Make the world better for everyone and you will be rewarded with a better world for you.

What happens to us when we grow up?

What happens to us when we grow up?  When do we lose those childhood dreams?  When do we lose the drive and will to believe we can be heroes?  What happens to us when we grow up?

Welcome to 60 Seconds of Motivational Mojo.  I am here to challenge you to reach back and chase your childhood dreams.  I am here to challenge you to help motivate others to chase their dreams.  I am here to spread good news.  I am here to challenge you to spread good news also.

I have a bunch of nephews’ in-law.  One of them was born on my birthday / anniversary.  He had three little brothers.  All four of them are six years and under.  I get to see them on birthdays and holidays.  They all want to be super=heroes.  Except for the youngest one, he is too young to talk.  He just smiles at you, and blinks and grabs your hand; that is what infants do.  The six-year old loves to play and the four-year old wants to run and jump and cannot wait to be big; like his brother.  The two year old wants you to chase after him. They all want to be super-heroes, Spiderman, Batman, The Flash, The Green Arrow and of course they love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

What happens to us when we grow up?  When do we lose the will to be superheroes?  I like asking kids what they want to be when they grow up.  Then I tell them to get good grades and work together so they can be superheroes together.  Being a hero is easy.  Dream like a child and help other people chase their dreams.  I try to be the grown up that will give the kid that one piece of advice that will stick with them so they do not give up on their dreams.

As we get older, we are told to stay in school, keep quiet and don’t draw attention to ourselves.  We are told to follow the rules and grow up and get a job.  We are told to work hard but; we are basically helping someone who sits on top of it all reach their dream.  What about our dreams?  What about our goals?  What a about being a superhero?  What happens to us when we grow up?

Do you want to be the grownup that kills a kid’s dreams; or do you want to be the grownup that helps a kid reach their dreams?  I want to build a secret lab for superhero training.  I want to be the adult that tells kids to run faster and jump higher and look out for each other while looking out for cars in the street.  I want to help people reach their childhood dreams and spread good news.  What happens to us when we grow up?  What makes us want to kill each other’s dreams?

My life philosophy is simple.  Spread good news.  Challenge others to do the same.  That only advice worth giving is the advice that you are living.  Tap into those childhood dreams.  Help others reach their dreams.  Really, how hard is that?  What happens to us when we grow up?