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02-FEBRUARY 11-2021

Mistakes Were MadeGood morning.
Investors loved it when Tesla Motors (TSLA) was able to join the S&P 500 index after four quarters of straight profitability.  However, with that addition came something else: The unpredictable behavior of billionaire CEO Elon Musk.
Yesterday, Musk tweeted about buying Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that was started as a joke based on a meme.  The move was enough to send Tesla shares dropping – and now that it’s in the S&P 500, the entire index as well.  After a strong move higher the past few weeks, however, this was likely a market in search of a brief selloff.  Nevertheless, it’s a good lesson on avoiding extreme leverage, and staying nimble.  After all, who knows what a billionaire will spark on social media next?

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February 11, 2020

Power Thought That Raises Awareness

Whenever we’re talking about personal transformation — whether it’s physical (lose weight), financial (get out of debt), mental (overcome anxiety), spiritual, relational (repair a broken relationship), etc. — what we’re really talking about is change.  And for most, that can be scary.  In fact, many people don’t even entertain the idea of change until the pain of not changing becomes unbearable.

Newfoundland CoastIn other words, you have to be ready and willing to change…  While there are many things that can hold us back from changing, and more importantly, the personal trans-formation that we desire, we are often our own worst enemies.  Think about how many times you’ve gotten in your own way with negative self-talk, by peppering our-selves with self-criticism, and by doubting our capabilities.  This brings us to today’s power thought.

“I am willing to release old, negative beliefs. They are only beliefs that stand in my way.
My new thoughts are positive and fulfilling.” —Louise Hay

What’s great about this power thought is that it raises awareness, which is a primary tool in a mental ninja’s toolbox and critical for personal transformation.  In a non-judgmental way, start identifying times, places, and areas of your life when you are being self-critical, experiencing self-doubt, or thinking self-defeating thoughts.  Even better, when you do, replace them with positive, fulfilling thoughts.

To help raise awareness, ask important questions.  What are the thoughts and images going through my head?  Are they helping me, or are they hurting me?  Are they holding me back, or are they pushing me toward my goals?  Are these thoughts of success, or am I focused on failure?
Asking Important QuestionsAnother way to help raise awareness and displace those negative thoughts with more encouraging ones is to do push-ups.  Say what?  When you do catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, beating yourself up, or having self-doubt, do five pushups, squats, jumping jacks, burpees, whatever.  Choose your favorite because the idea is not to punish yourself; rather, it’s to break the cycle and raise that awareness.
Finally, choose a mantra.  Maybe it’s the power thought above or maybe it’s something else that’s more personal to you.  Choose something that’s important and relevant to you.  Something that encourages you, promotes positive, fulfilling thoughts, and reminds you what’s truly important.

To you, my friend … to YOU!  😉

February 11, 2019

Monday Morning!

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Aerial panoramic view of a small town on the Atlantic Ocean Coast during a sunny day.  Taken in Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Great weekend past… really enjoying working with animation & avatars and just reading.  Our lives are far more enjoyable — certainly more instructional — if we view each thing that happens to us as just that — a happening.  I’m reminded of this quote:

”The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Things tomorrow will be a bit of a blur, as I’m getting drops put in my eyes at the optometrist.  I’m sure to be walking around with sun glasses for most of the day, staying away from the computer screen and bright lights!  😎

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