• Have you reached a ceiling?

    ceiling-small.jpgFor this weekend’s motivation post, I want to share a quick quote from writer, Aldous Huxley.

    Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

    What does this mean to you?

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    What lies within us…

    For my second weekend motivational post, I want to share a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson…

    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us…”

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    Have you banished the word ‘limit’ from your mind?

    motivation4.jpgI’m on my way to San Francisco to speak at a Christian marketers event but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to write this weekend’s motivational post.

    So, although this post is quick, it’s very powerful…

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    The 8 P’s of luck

    luck-small.jpgAs you know, I reserve weekends for inspirational posts. (Not that my hardcore music topics during the week aren’t motivating… but these weekend posts really aren’t centered around music. They are for anyone striving to do anything… pretty much.

    I have six framed quotes in my home office (even more at the Hearandplay headquarters) but I must admit, I spend a lot more time in my home office than I do there. And out of the 6, I’ve already shared 3 of them. Like this one…

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    If Mr. Rogers could do it, you can too!

    mr rogersUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the legendary Mr. Rogers. He’s no longer with us but his hit show, “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” still lives on.

    But few people know the drive and determination it took for Mr. Rogers to get his show off the ground. He didn’t have much money. He didn’t have much resources. But he had vision and that’s all it takes. When you make the first step, miraculously, all the pieces fall in line later. I’ve seen it time and time again in my own life.

    Well, for this weekend’s motivational post, listen to Mr. Rogers before the U.S. Senate in 1969 asking for $20 million dollars. This 6-minute speech changed the world and birthed the children’s series that taught us about sharing, honesty, morals, and… life.

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    This business card offended me… at first!

    opportunity-small.jpgFor my second motivational post this weekend, I want to pass on to you something a fellow shared with me after a seminar one time. He gave me a business card that said…

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    Do you know your average and how to raise it?

    I heard someone say this about 8 years ago and have used it in my motivational talks ever since. Honestly, I don’t know who to attribute it to. But anyway, it goes something like this…

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