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Who clears your path?

What path do you take to success? Is that path clear and easy or does it need some brush cleared out from time to time?

How does the path become more clear? Is it by work of others or by your hard work and dedication?

Chances are if your path seems full of brush, you might be depending on others too much. Your achievements and goals are personal for a reason. It is up to the individual to create those goals and put the work in achieve those goals.

There may be brush in your path, but it’s up to you as the individual to clear it.

Make it the best day!


Morning Commute

Stressed out about the commute to work tomorrow? Unless you are walking or riding your bike, chances are there will be a car drive, bus or train ride involved. How can you turn the stress of a morning commute into a pleasant trip?

Select music that is calming and has those good vibes. : )

Try to avoid music that has an over aggressive tone and speed. It will amplify the stress of traffic. Find some surfing tunes, classic samba or flamenco. Pleasant feels will follow, guaranteed.

If you don’t have to drive to work, pick up a good book or the paper to read. Expand your knowledge or find and enjoyable book that will take your mind on fun journey.

There are many things that can derail a good morning. Take it into your hands to make your day the best it can be from the start.

Remember your actions determine your outcomes. Be positive and enjoy your Monday!

Make it the best day!


Reassess your goals

What were the goals you set out to achieve in 2016? We are rapidly approaching the end of the year and now is a great time to asses how far you have come and what you have achieved!

Makes note of your success and what you could have improved on. Be honest when you self assessment. Can you get all of your goals accomplished by the end of 2016? Or is it going to transfer over to 2017?

Even if it does carry over to next year, there is nothing wrong with that. Start planning now to make the most out of your 2017 goals.

Re-assessing your goals and objectives is in an integral part achieving more and progressing.

Make it the best day!


Get by

What will you do today?

Enough to make it or will you make a difference?

Each morning we have a choice to do the bare minimum or exceed in just one portion of our day.

Go the extra step for someone else or yourself. Make a positive change.  Every little bit helps and makes a world of difference.

Make it the best day!




Stress is real. How do we deal with it? Stress can come in bad forms (work, business, personal) or positive (exercise).

Dealing with stress is crucial to having a positive outcome from the scenario. When negative stress is high in your life there are a few steps you can take to make it more manageable.

1. Find your breath. Slow and easy

2. Listen to soothing music, while closing your eyes

3. Take a mental step back, see the current situation and the big picture

4. Breathe, this is more important than you think

5. Take positive steps to progress and move past the current situation.

There are a multitude of options when dealing with stress. The most important one to do, is the one that helps you get through it. Find the best way that you deal with stress and implement it with a positive mindset.

Make it the best day!


Getting back in the swing

It was the last major 3 day weekend of the summer, I hope you’re not reading this wearing white pants….

After a nice long weekend, it’s hard to get back to the desk and get moving on the work pile. Start small and don’t try to mill around on social media for too long. Getting your workout on early will help and will set your mind right.

Have comfort in the fact this is only a 4 day work week, try not to be bummed that you are back at work. Set your mind on your tasks at hand and see how quickly it will be Friday.

Time moves at the same pace, no matter what day it is. 🙂

Make it the best day!


Reaction assessment

Not everyday goes exactly as planned. Actually most days never go as you planned. However, it is how you react and adapt to the day that speaks to who you are.

There are many curveballs that come into play from the moment you open your eyes. How are you going to react will determine the path and happiness of the rest of your day.

When a curve ball is thrown at you, don’t think “What else could go wrong?”

Get in the habit of thinking and saying out loud, “How will I learn from this and move forward so I am end up in a better spot then I was 5 minutes ago?!”

A small change in thinking and verbalization of a positive affirmation will help you stay focused. This might not change anything right away, and some more things might come your way that are not beneficial to you. However, if you stay positive and react without negativity or a woe is me attitude a shift will occur.

It might take 8 hours, but it will happen.

Patience and persistence is key.

Remember your end goal and how in two weeks this seemingly significant moment will be surprisingly insignificant.

Make it the best day!


Follow through

Promised to take the garbage out?

Said you were going to make your bed?

Told everyone you were going to workout this afternoon after work?

Meet your friends for the softball game?

Whatever the promise or obligation is, bring follow through. Show up on time, complete the task. Showing up is half the battle in our day-to-day tasks. Be the one person people can count on.

It will not go unnoticed. You know when your friend or co-worker shows up late, it’s frustrating. When they are early, it’s a pleasant surprise.

Have the follow through so your circle can count on you. Accountability transfers across many aspects of personal and business life.

It also makes a difference.

Make it the best day!


Organization and leadership

Building your business requires a grasp on organization and delegation. No matter how large or small your company may be. As you begin to scale, your structure and hierarchy must also change and grow with you.

It is imperative to keep all team members on the same page as everyone takes on more tasks or new employees are hired.  As a move to scale begins or progresses, tasks and duties can fall through the cracks. This is where organization is key to success.

Each step up requires monitoring and leadership. The employees should know their responsibilities and what is expected of them. This is not to say micro managing is needed. Instead accountability and discipline are integral in this equation.

As a leader, you organize your team to set the business up for success. Each employee is well versed in the product or service and holds themselves to a high standard of success.

By allocating the correct resources and keeping the employees working toward a unified goal, the business will continue to scale and be successful.

As an owner, take responsibility. Lead by example everyday. Organize a winning team and attitude. A profitable product or service will result, all with a little side of customer satisfaction : )

Make it the best day!