Category Archives: Confidence

Motivational Image – Impossible Is Possible

Motivational Image – CONFIDENCE

Motivational Image – BE YOU.

Motivational Image – FLY like a Bird…

Walt Disney Motivation – Confidence Is Key

Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable -Walt Disney

YOU ARE VALUABLE – Self-Worth & The $20 Story

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up.

He said, “I am going to give this
$20 to one of you but first, let me do this.”

He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill.
He then asked, “Who still wants it?”
Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, “What if I do this?”
And he dropped it on the ground and started
to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.

“Now, who still wants it?” Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson.
No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it
because it did not decrease in value.
It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground
into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,
you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you.

Count your blessings, not your problems.

And remember: amateurs built the ark .. professionals built the Titanic.

If God brings you to it – He will bring you through it.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Motivation – Be Bold and Follow Dreams

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.  ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Motivational Image – Take Risks

Julia Sorel Motivation – Take a chance….

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it
means you never take any chances.” -Julia Sorel

W.H. Auden Motivation – Mastery and Playing on our Strengths

A few weeks back I posted a couple videos of Marcus Buckingham, a well-known speaker whose main mantra is for all individuals to “play on their strengths” and therefore live a much more fulfilling life.  I couldnt agree more with this notion.  As Hiring Manager for our sales organization, I can’t help but notice the countless job applicants who are trying to pursue a career they have no business pursuing!  We use various personality assessment tests in our hiring process, and without fail we consistently see the wrong people going after the wrong jobs.  How does this happen?  If someone could solve this age-old issue, they would be a billionaire.  If everyone was working in a career they loved and excelled in, the world would be firing on all cylinders.  But let’s save this philosophical debate for another day, and let’s focus on identifying with and being passionate about what WE ARE DOING TODAY.  And if we are doing something we hate, let’s make a change?  Why not?  Below is an excerpt from a book I am reading by Daniel Pink, entitled “Drive”The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us“.  It’s a poem by W.H. Auden, and focuses on that “it” factor you see when someone is obviously living the life they were called to live.  How many lawyers have you seen that wish they were mechanics?  How many salespeople who wish they were in an entirely different career?  With passion comes money…do something you love and the money will follow.  Be the best in your niche.  Master your craft.  Just dont be miserable.  The choice is yours.

“You need not know what someone is doing
to know if it is his vocation,

you have only to watch his eyes:
a cook mixing a sauce, a surgeon

making a primary incision,
a clerk completing a bill of lading

wear the same rapt expression, forgetting
themselves in a function

How beautiful it is,
that eye-on-the-object look.”
-W.H. Auden