20 Tips for Positive New Year

1. Stay positive. 
You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can know that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

2. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement:

My purpose is_______________________.

3. Take a morning walk of gratitude.

I call it a “thank you walk.” It will create a fertile mind ready for success.

4. Instead of being disappointed about where you are…

…think optimistically about where you are going.

5. Eat…

…breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

6. Remember that…

…adversity is not a dead-end but a detour to a better outcome.

7. Focus on…

…learning, loving, growing and serving.

8. Believe that everything happens for a reason.

Expect good things to come out of challenging experiences.

9. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

10. Mentor someone…

…and be mentored by someone.

11. Live with the 3 E’s.

Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy.

12. Remember…

…there’s no substitute for hard work.

13. Zoom focus.

Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: “What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?” Then tune out all the distractions and focus on these actions.

14. Implement the NoComplainingRule.

Complaining is like vomiting. Afterwards you feel better but everyone around you feels sick.

15. Read more books than you did in 2015.

I happen to know of a few good ones!

16. Get more sleep.

You can’t replace sleep with a double latte.

17. Focus on “Get to” vs “Have to.”

Each day focus on what you get to do, not what you have to do. Life is a gift not an obligation.

18. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:

I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished____________.

19. Smile and laugh more.

They are natural anti-depressants.

20. Enjoy the ride.

You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy it.

This Post was originally written by Jon Gordon @ Guideposts


The 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People - A Summary

Here's one very nice book from Steven Covey, The 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People.

Just listed here a bullet format as reminder. You can buy the book as companion during coffee breaks! ;)

1. Be Proactive

2. Begin With The End in Mind

3. Put First Things First

4. Think Win-Win

5. Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood

6. Synergize

7. Sharpen The Saw

That's where the seven habits of highly effective people come in:

Habits 1, 2, and 3 are focused on self-mastery and moving from dependence to independence.
Habits 4, 5, and 6 are focused on developing teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills, and moving from independence to interdependence.
Habit 7 is focused on continuous growth and improvement, and embodies all the other habits.



Your 20′s are the building blocks of your championship, so build toward greatness. Don’t fall into a trap of holding a weak mentality, and living your life without passion, purpose, and dedication. The phrase “If Only” is for those who hold fear more than faith, and who put more weight on excuses, than present blessings.

10 choices that carry significant weight. Learn to be conscious of the decisions you make so you can do your best to live like a champion:

1. Wearing a mask to impress others.

If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you.

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing.

3. Keeping negative company.

Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.

4. Being selfish and egotistical.

A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.

5. Avoiding change and growth.

If you want to know your past look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future look into your present actions. You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back. If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success.

6. Giving up when the going gets tough.

There are no failures, just results. Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. Learn what you can and move on. The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end. Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory. It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.

7. Trying to micromanage every little thing.

Life should be touched, not strangled. Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement. Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight. Take a deep breath. When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward. You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great. Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not. It just takes some time to connect all the dots.

8. Settling for less than you deserve.

Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before. Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again. Don’t settle.

9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow.

The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do. But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do. And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t. Read Randy Pausch’s The Last

10. Being lazy and wishy-washy.

The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something. So stop daydreaming and start DOING. Develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Take full responsibility for your life – take control. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.


Everything I know about life, I've learned in Noah's Ark

1. Don't miss the boat.

2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.

3. Plan ahead! It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

5. Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

6. Build your future on high ground.

7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.

9.  When you're stressed, float a while.

10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.


Tips on How to Wake-Up to a Productive Day

Don't ever check your email
Checking your email, facebook, twitter, etc even before you stand up
will frame your headspace for the rest of day. By not entertaining them
you gain control of prioritizing your goals and not just reacting to errands

Stretching help warm up the body
and improves circulation by increasing
blood flow to your muscles which
heightens your energy level and concentration

Hydrate! HYDRATE! HyDRaTE!
The body becomes dehydrated overnight.
Drinking atleast 2 glasses in the morning
will help your body re-hydrate effectively

Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Morning meals will provide you with more energy,
reduces hunger pains and helps you make even
better food choices throughout the day

Treat Yourself
Allow yourself of 20 minutes me time. Read a chapter,
listen to the podcast, check your go to good vibes blog (like this, ahem!);
Get your headspace ready and discipline for the day ahead.
Take your time. Attach the day with focus, not panic


The Scorpion and the Frog

One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.
The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"

"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.

"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"

"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"
"Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.

"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.

"I could not help myself. It is my nature."

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

Self destruction - "Its my Nature", said the Scorpion...


12 Steps for Self Care

1. If it feels wrong, don't do it

2. Say exactly what you mean

3. Don't be a people pleaser

4. Trust your instincts

5. Never speak bad about yourself

6. Never give up on your dreams

7. Don't be afraid to say "No"

8. Don't be afraid to say "Yes"

9. Be kind to yourself

10. Let go of what you can control

11. Stay away from drama and negativity

12. LOVE


Frog in a boiling water

Put a frog in a cold water heat it slowly.. what will happen?

A frog as a cold blooded animal and can easily adopt to it's environment. The frog is able to adjust its body temperature easily and effortlessly.
It keeps on adjusting with increasing temperature.
Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore.
At that point the frog decides to jump out.
The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature...
Very soon the frog dies.

What killed the frog?

Many of us would say the boiling water.
But the truth is.. what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.
We all need to adjust with people, relationships, occasions, situations.. There are even instances that staying is a matter of testing how long one can persevere and endure. However there are also instances.. sad.. that what we used to.. we need to leave them.. and jumped out.
We have to decide when to jump.

.. And jump while we still have the strength.


Stop for awhile

Two farmers were asked by their master to harvest wheat in the field. Using their sickles, the two farmers started to hack the stalks and gather them into bundles. The first farmer stop every hour.

At the day's end, the second farmer had more bundles of wheat than the first farmer who worked without a pause.

The first farmer was surprised by the result and questioned his confrere, "I worked without stopping and yet you have harvested more wheat even if you rested each hour. Tell me, how did you do it?"
"Whenever I stopped, I sharpened my sickle".


The Dreamer and the Worker

The Dreamer and the Worker

Once there was a King who want to build a most beautiful palace.
The King approached the Dreamer, "Build for me the most beautiful palace."

The Dreamer spent many days and nights skethcing beautiful designs of the palace. After several months, the King went to the site where the palace has to be built, but he saw nothing. 

"Where is the palce I asked you to build?" the King asked the Dreamer.

The Dreamer handed to the King a think sheaf of beautiful plans and designs. Dismayed, the King replied, "What are these? They are but plans. I need a palace!"

The King sent him away and called for the Worker. When the worker was before him, the King said, "Build a palace for me."

The worker went to the site and eagerly started to build the palance. He worked day and night, and after a months past it was finished.
The King was notified and he visited the site. However, he was dismayed again to see an ugly structure and dismiss the Worker.

As the Worker walked away from the King, he passed by the Dreamer on the roadside. The two spoke about what had happened to them.

The Dreamer then proposed, "We are useless if we work separately. Let us together build the palace. I shall design the palance and you build it."

Both of them went back to the site and build the palace, with Dreamer doing the plans while the Worker building. When it was finished, they called the King. It was the most beautiful palace the King had ever seen.

"Who build this?"

"The two of us," they answered. 

"From now on," The King said, "the two of you must always work together. Dreams without labors are useless, just as labors without dreams are worthless."


7 Logics you can live by

7 Logics you can live by

1. Make peace with your past,
so it won't spoil you present

2. What others think of you
is none of your business

3. Time heals almost everything
give time.. 

4. No one is the reason of your happiness
except yourself

5. Don't compare your life with others,
You have no idea what they have gone through

6. Stop thinking too much,
It's alright now to know all the answers

7. Smile, you don't own
all the problems in the world.


A Humbled Leader

A Humbled Leader

General Hanabishi needed a new captain to lead a regiment of soldiers. He call two of his best officers and asked one of them. "Haruki, do you think you will be a good captain?"

"Yes, sir," Haruki replied boldly. "I have fought a hundred battles and I have won them all. Never in my life have I known defeat."

"Sasuki" Hanabishi asked the other, "do you think you will be a good captain?"

"Sir," Sasuki answered, "I have fought a hundred battles and have taste several defeats."

After thinking, General Hanabishi approached back Sasuki and promoted him to be the captain. 

At this, Haruki protested, "How is it that you preferred him, a failure, to me, a victor?"

"Haruki," General Hanabish answered, "I would rather have a leader who has been made proud by defeats than a leader who has been made proud by his victories"


The Amulet

The Amulet

A man walked into the City of Hearts. However, to his surprise, all the Hearts were closed and no one opened their door to let him enter.

So the man went to a wise man and asked, "How is it that all Hearts are closed to me? No matter how hard and desperate I knock, the doors do not open."

The wise man handed the man a white stone and said, "Take this magical amulet with you. With this stone you will be able to open any Heart, even the most stubborn."

The man took the white stone and went back to the City of Hearts. As he walked down the streets, to his surprise, the doors of many hearts opened and he was invited to enter. He did not even have to knock.

Rejoicing, the man ran to the wise man who gave him the amulet. "This white stone amulet is indeed magical. It can open hearts so easily."

"Keep it always and no heard can remain closed" the wise man said.

"What is the name of this magical stone?" the man asked.

"Love," emphatically the wise man answered.


5 Things You Should Never Have to Apologize For

1.  Your Past
Your past is past.
Everyone makes mistakes. Learn and forget from the past, move on. 

2.  Standing Up for What You Believe
If you differ your opinion with others but you think you're right, stand up for what you believe in.

3.  Giving Your Honest Opinion
When someone ask you for an opinion don't hesitate to give your honest opinion even if it hurts them. 

4.  Expressing Your Emotions
Expressing emotions will make you feel better. If you feel angry, be angry but don't do foolishness. If you're happy, laugh it out loud. Be yourself, be who you are.

5.  Following Your Dreams
Live your life, don't live by someone else expectations. Follow your star, the future awaits those who follow their dreams with courage and enthusiasm.
What things do you apologize for when you’re actually not? Share your ideas in the comment section.


The Ten Commandments



The Ten Commandments


You shall have no other gods before Me.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

 You shall not make idols.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments. 

 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 
 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Honor your father and your mother.
 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.


when I'm sad

when I'm sad

I wish somebody would tell..

it's gonna be okay..

here's a cup of coffee..

and a hundred bucks


Tips on How to Wake-Up to a Productive Day

Tips on How to Wake-Up to a Productive Day


Don't ever check your email

Checking your email, facebook, twitter, etc even before you stand up
will frame your headspace for the rest of day. By not entertaining them
you gain control of prioritizing your goals and not just reacting to errands


Stretching help warm up the body
and improves circulation by increasing
blood flow to your muscles which
heightens your energy level and concentration

Hydrate! HYDRATE! HyDRaTE!

The body becomes dehydrated overnight.
Drinking atleast 2 glasses in the morning
will help your body re-hydrate effectively

Eat Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Morning meals will provide you with more energy,
reduces hunger pains and helps you make even
better food choices throughout the day

Treat Yourself

Allow yourself of 20 minutes me time. Read a chapter,
listen to the podcast, check your go to good vibes blog (like this, ahem!);
Get your headspace ready and discipline for the day ahead.
Take your time. Attach the day with focus, not panic

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Twenty Five Must Read Books

Have read some of these books and all of them are very good book. I have audio also of some so when I do outdoor activities I can simply listen to it while on the go. I suggest grab any of these and enjoy the lessons.

1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

3. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clayson

4. 9 Steps to financial Freedom by Suze Orman

 5. Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson

6. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Peale

7. Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

8. Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

9. See You at the Top: 25th Anniversary Edition by Zig Ziglar

10. Acres of Diamonds by Russel Conwell

11. Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

 12. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

13. The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill

14. The Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn

  15. 7 habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

16. The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olsen


17. Become a Better You by Joel Osteen

18. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

 19. The Greatest Salesman in the world by Og Mandino

20. Chicken Soup for the Soul by Canfield and Hansen

 21. Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by W Clement Stone

22. Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell

23. Good to Great by Jim Collins

24. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

25. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

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