Today, we celebrate the life and leadership of one of my personal heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His vision of what could be, so eloquently expressed in his famous “I Have A Dream” speech (watch below), and his conviction that it should be changed the world forever and made our society a better place.
But what was the secret to Dr. King’s success? Why was he successful in changing the direction of American society where others had failed?
What Dr. King knew and what many other great leaders have known throughout time is how to employ the most powerful force within us to create change – faith.
Faith is a verb, an action, a muscle within us that must be used in order to be strengthened. When faith is developed, it can be called upon to direct massive action and create lasting change.
Dr. King’s faith was a keenly developed force that helped to bring about one of the greatest cultural shifts in American history. Would you like to have faith like him? Then it’s time to go the gym and learn the 3 exercises that can develop your faith muscles and make them a force for positive change in your world.
One of the most common limiting factors that I see in many people’s lives is their beliefs about their destiny. For so many people, this word has been loaded with mystical meaning and therefore is only understood by the spiritual elite. As a result, many just leave the direction of their lives to a higher power and live day to day waiting for something to happen that will cause them to live a better life.
But is that the truth about destiny? Is it really a mystical force that shapes our lives unconsciously and delivers us down a path of its choosing? Or is it something much more simple that is controlling the direction of our lives?
I woke up in Seattle, WA this morning and the fall weather greeted me with its crisp air and colorful scenery. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year because of its signal to your senses. It’s time for new beginnings. The new school year, the new fiscal year, the beginning of the holiday season, and reconnection with the profound truth that our world is always in transition.
Transition is a funny thing. It’s easy for us to acknowledge what season the world around us is in because of the abundant certainty of our science, our calendars, and the boundaries we have constructed to define them. But when transition becomes the season of our personal journey, we sometimes have difficulty recognizing what’s happening.
As a coach, I’ve helped many clients through life and career transitions as well as having lived through many myself. Because of those experiences, I’ve come to define transition as the moment when you look back at where you’ve been and know that you are no longer satisfied in that place while feeling compelled to march forward having no idea exactly where you’ll end up.
Does this sound like you? If so, then here are 3 hard-earned tips to help you gain some clarity in your transition.
How to focus on what really matters - Love, Service, and Spirit
It was a Sunday morning surprise like no other. My friend Henry and I attended Brendon Burchard’s Experts Academy in Santa Clara, CA over the past four days and Brendon, ever the gracious host had been peppering in some speaker surprises during the weekend. But on Sunday morning, the last day of the conference, he completely out-did himself when he welcomed author Marianne Williamson to the stage.
Marianne looked lovely in black and was quick to focus this audience of eager experts-in-training on what really matters. Love, service, and spirit.
Marianne’s graceful and powerful delivery was inspiring and I would love to share with you three standout lessons from her talk with us.
The simplest and most powerful strategy to feel less stressed, more content, extremely optimistic, and more satisfied with your life
There are so many things to pay attention to in the realm of personal growth and self-fulfillment that it’s sometimes hard to know exactly which strategies to use at the right times so that you always get good results in every area of your life. But what I’ve discovered over the years is that just one simple strategy used every single day taking just five minutes of my time helps me gain more positive and sustainable results than any other.