Bits of Wisdom

• Books, audio, videos of things that move you forward, lift, inspire, and motivate you in life and in your passions.

• Dominate your field

• “Let go of your mistakes and do better next time.” – Joel Olsteen

• Think like the person you want to be, act like the person that you want to be, feel like the person you want to be.

• Respect your nature, know your nature

• Master consistency, master your daily routines

• Success = quiet, little actions with love

• Make a choice to do it (live and do the tasks that you need to do)

• Small and steady wins the race

• Kill your procrastination

• Put in the work

• “Feed your hunger to learn, grow, and love.” – Tony Robbins

• You’re either willing to do what it takes or you aren’t. – say: I am. I am willing. I am willing to go the extra mile and to push through, no matter what.

• When you get better, life gets better.

• The fruit of everything good in life begins with a challenge

Personal Affirmation

One of my greatest fears had become that I would never live up to my potential. But recently, from the positive self love and self awareness that has been a huge practice with a lot of my life mentors and teachers, I began to start overcoming that past fear. I decided to be brave and to take matters into my own hands. I realized that the only way that I wouldn’t reach my potential is if I didn’t do what I needed to do. So I’ve started to affirm this to myself. I hope it helps you too.

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Repeat as need:

I am not wasted potential.

I am living up to my greatest potential every moment of every day.

– AJ

Quote of the Day

“Master your internal force. Harness your internal force.” – Danny Rand, Iron Fist (Marvel)

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It takes consistent, dedicated work, every day. It takes patience, calm, empathy, understanding, and love. It is a journey, every single moment, of every single day you are given. The more you practice the better you become, the better you become the greater your experience. Show up and do your best. Get living. 

Personal Affirmation

I am limitless. I define myself.

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The only limits you will ever have are the ones you inflict upon yourself. No one can ever take away your spirit, your heart, your soul, or your light. It is yours and yours alone. People can physically infringe upon you and cause you literal harm, but when it comes to your mind and spirit, that’s all you.

Many of us are taught stifling and limiting ideals and beliefs when we are children. It is our job to unlearn those things. We must live our own lives and find out for ourselves what it is and isn’t, who is and isn’t, what does and doesn’t serve us. It is up to us to live, try, explore, think, and do for ourselves. –  AJ

Greatness 101

Today’s greatness tips come from one of my spiritual leaders, John Assaraf. Follow him on Facebook to see his talks on Tuesdays, 11 am central time.

Learn, Practice, Repeat

We must find out what we don’t know and need to know, then build upon that. Life is an everyday practice in and of itself, so it goes for all else. A problem that many of us have, I’m speaking from experience here, is that we start practicing but then we get tired and give up or either take a break and settle into break mode. We have to learn to fight past that. This is life, life is work; made all the more difficult when we add on unnecessary suffering. Life is simple, some situations and circumstances can be difficult, but we need not get caught up on that. Difficulty is neither here nor there because we can make it through anything we set our minds to.  The point is, learn to whether the storm, and keep moving. We may be tired but life doesn’t stop, and neither should we. We come out all the stronger when we push through.

Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. 

“Practice makes the master.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Repetition is key.” – John Kehoe

There are millions of teachers and leaders around you to learn from about this life experience. All the information and knowledge you need to live, live well, and make the most of this experience is there for you. Find your mentor(s), learn, practice, repeat. Do what serves you. Do what you can for others. Learn, practice, repeat.

Monday Motivation

“I’ll fight for my future long before I hope for it.” – Madison Stewart

Take your life into your own hands. Do for yourself. Make a way or create a way if you can’t find one. You will never have what you don’t work for. It is work living. But never forget that it’s all worth it. You create the life you want. You are who you decide to be. You go where you choose to go. The power of controlling your path lies within you. Utilize it. While you wait and hope for what you want you’re letting others have control of you. Don’t give it to them. You have to be active in living your life and doing and being as you wish. When it comes to people and the way they treat you, only what you allow will happen. What you accept will determine your reality. Fight for your right to be here and shine. You deserve to be here, use your voice, give your best, be your best, and to have the best.

“Do you. Be You. For You.”

Step Up

“Don’t talk, ACT. Don’t say, SHOW. Don’t promise, PROVE.” 

                            – Halle Berry
I’ve used this quote before but it is more relevant and necessary now more than ever. It is absolutely vital that each of us does our part to be a part of our global community. We, as humanity, need to unite and actively work to better ourselves, life, and the world. We must be a part of leaving this world a better place than we found it.