The Will To WIN!

“The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel – these are the things that will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.” – Vince Lombardi, Jr.

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This is Not the Life I Ordered

There are two ways of meeting dificulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself meeting them. – Phyllis Bottome, English writer

“This is Not the Life I Ordered”, is a wonderful book that began with four friends getting together for “kitchen table coaching sessions” to share the struggles that they were faced with on a daily basis. These women have been true “Heroes in Heels” to each other and other women as they helped one another nagivate through all the issues and challenges they each faced (which include one of them being shot and left for dead on a tarmac in South American, and two that lived through the death of their spouses). You will enjoy wonderful stories, quotes, wisdom, and practical advice.

These four ordinary women have faced extraordinary life challenges with grace and love. Because of their connection, love, and understanding – they helped one another thrive, rather than simply survive. I think as women, each of us has been at a place in our lives where we thought to ourselves, “THIS IS NOT THE LIFE I ORDERED!”

This book truly does give you what it promises: “50 Ways to keep your head above water when life keeps dragging you down.” What a great book to share with all the women in your life!

Go ahead…spread your wings!

Go ahead… spread your wings!

“It’s not who you are that holds you back; it’s who you think you’re not.” – Barbara Walters

Many of us hold ourselves back from embracing our purpose by not living true to, and not trusting our unique and God-given talents and gifts.  How many of us have let someone talk us out of pursuing something we are good at?  How many of us get deterred by our own doubts about ourselves? No one wins if we underestimate our capabilities and talents.  Our contribution to this world and everyone in it is in direct proportion to our belief that we have something of value to offer.   Make a conscious decision to move forward in life every day with conviction and courage instead of second-guessing or not trusting yourself.  The world needs you to step into your own greatness.  We are all meant to spread our wings and fly! So go for it!

Taking Control Of Our Lives

woman rock climbing“Here are two ways to put ourselves in control of our lives imediately.  We can make a promise – and keep it.  Or we can set a goal – and work to achieve it.  As we make and keep commitments, even small commmitments, we begin to establish an inner integrity that gives us the awareness of self-control and the courage and strength to accept more of the responsibility for our own lives.  By making and keeping pormises to ourselves and others, little by little, our honor becomes greater than our moods.  – Stephen Covey

Although it might feel at times that our economy and society seem to be controlling the circumstances of our lives, only we have the ultimate control of our experience and outcome.  Take control of your life today by taking small steps  toward who you want to become, or a goal you want to achieve.   For a better tomorrow – take action today!