7 Ways To Shine In The Coming Year (And Beyond)

We’re coming to the close of another year, and looking ahead to a fresh start, extra opportunity, and new beginnings. I want to make sure you go into the year as uniquely and as novel as possible.

The “same ol, same ol” syndrome should have no place in your future or in your dreams. Stand out. Set yourself apart. Call attention to what makes you YOU.

It may seem like a fine idea, but you’re unsure of how to do that. How does one stand out without being obnoxious or calling unwanted attention on themselves?

Having An Attitude of Gratitude

It's more than a cliche - it's a life-changing practice

It sometimes seems like this time of year, when the ideas and expectations of thankfulness stare us in the face, it’s far easier to focus on the difficult, challenging, heartbreaking, even ugly stuff of life.

“How can I be grateful when there’s so much going wrong?”

I’ve been there. Sometimes my mind still tries to take me there. But I want to encourage you today in this: an attitude of gratitude is more than just a cliche, feel-good phrase. It’s a practice that can change your life.

The Marriage of Passion and Leadership

6 Definitions of a True Passionate Leader

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What are you passionate about? Do you even know? Do you have desires you are actively seeking to fulfill? Have you taken time to articulate those?

Are you living your passion? That’s a question each of us needs to ask ourselves. Often we define ourselves by what we do, rather than who we are.

True leadership cannot exist outside of a legitimate and clearly defined sense of purpose. We have to have some concept of who we are and our life has meaning. Purpose creates a leader because it signals there is something we are here to accomplish. Your p

7 Ways To Experience Personal Growth

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I just spent the weekend with my Strategic Influencers Mastermind group, and what an incredible, inspiring weekend it was. Every time we get together in person, breakthroughs take place, ideas are inspired, and action steps are laid out for each member to sprint to their next level.

It always encourages me in my own endeavors when I see the group on fire like they were this past weekend (and not just because it was unseasonably warm here in Dallas!). When I see the faces of the mastermind members in the room, and know what they’ve committed to in order to grow themselves and establish their future, it really moves me.

What do you do for your own personal growth? Is there anything you’ve thought, or known, to do, but haven’t pulled the trigger?

How Changing Your Mind Changes Everything

7 Ways To Train Your Brain

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Our mindsets, good or bad, create for us what is normal or what is expected. But if what you’ve expected or created has been less-than-desirable, it’s time to shake things up. You need to change your mind.

If your mindset needs a shift, there are ways to do that. You can reshape your mindset to a positive, pursuing-dreams “new normal’.

Changing your mind is not only possible, but it could be the one thing you need to do in order for your potential to become your reality.

7 Ways To Create A Lifestyle Of Learning

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Learning and growing and feeding your mind, developing in the areas of potential that you may possess in your life, are prerequisites for significant opportunities that might come your way.

If you’re not prepared and you don’t have adequate knowledge concerning a matter or a field or a subject or a topic or a skillset, you probably won’t come across too many opportunities. I have found opportunities present themselves to those who have prepared ahead of time.


How do you continuously grow and learn? How does a person apply themselves? How do they become a learner? How do we use our time together to acquire knowledge and information?

There are seven ways I can share with you which will help you to move toward making learning your lifestyle.

You Really Can Do Anything … If You Believe!


I came across this article last week, and it truly inspired me. In fact, it moved me to tears. In a world where fear, excuses, and all kinds of negativity and pessimism exist, you and I have a choice. Do we cave

Do we cave to the pressure, settle for the status quo, and only live up to what others expect of us; OR, do we face our fears and limitations, and determine to do amazing things?

This story will challenge and inspire you to LIVE!