Life is Fair

I hope you had an awesome weekend! Here is your thought for the week and action step. Take time to think about these thoughts and how they can help improve your life.
 
Thought of the Week:
Life is fair and just because YOU created it!
 
Action Step:
Understanding this quote gives you power over your life…all aspects of it. You have to be willing to walk through the false fire to come out unburned. But, we get comfortable in our lives and it becomes easier to complain and cry wolf. The only problem is the wolf of your life is you!
 
The key to changing your life is to just start somewhere. Most people don’t start within because they need external approval that is works. That is like standing in front of a cold fire place demanding that it show you fire and heat and then, only then, will you put firewood in it and light it.
 
This week seek to move from the “reasons” side of life to the “cause” side. Life happens. However, if you focus on what you could have done differently or better, or whatever, instead of what someone did or didn’t do to you or for you, then you move to the cause side of life and the is where one becomes empowered and there is where change that you want becomes possible.
 
Your friend and partner,
 
Paul

Empower people to…

Some thoughts for you to ponder, implement or just share. These ideas have changed my life and I know will do the same for you.
 
Thought of the Week:
Empower people to change by first changing yourself!
 
Action Step:
Taking action on the thought above is never about anyone else but you. Actually, whether other people change or not is irrelevant. The only focus you should have is within you and because of that your external situations, experiences and people in your life will change.
 
What is one thing you can be aware of today (this week) that you can change? Small steps create huge results. Huge steps create sore ankles, shaky knees and doubt unless you are truly ready to leap!
 
Your friend & partner,
 
Paul

Be Afraid of…

Imagine if you were afraid or scared of what you might miss today or what you might not become instead of being scared of what may happen or what people may think of what you may do? Would that just change the way you see the world? Would that make a major difference in your life.

Be scared of what you might miss out on because you didn’t follow your heart. Be scared or afraid of what or who you currently are so you can move into who you really might be. Jim Rohn always says “don’t miss out on life”. I think we have become a society that has channels their fears in the wrong directions. We are afraid to become who we truly are. We should be afraid of what we already are!

Your friend & partner,

Paul

Change is Easy

That statement sounds good and I was once a big promoter of it. I finally realized that change is a process and for some it takes more time than others. I used to use that statement because I was one of those people that had to deal with a lot of lows (defined by limited mines) in my life (which I created of course and didn’t take accountability over it) and when I reach more successful periods I would just tell my clients, friends and anyone who would listen to “Just Change” or ”Just do it”.

It is easy when we feel like our life is going well to be able to tell people to “just let go”, “just start”, “stop procrastinating”, etc. The challenge around that is there is a process and based on where someone is in this process they will either move forward or backward. Sometimes people need to take two steps back because they walked by a different path and now need to take that one.

I have found myself in some pretty challenging situations and yet I never panic. See, my beliefs are greater than this world and the limitations we put on ourselves. While I wrestle with the ideas of wealth, money, fame, power, compassion, influence and all those egotistical ideas, I find for me it comes down to detachment. I know people will tell me you can’t help others being broke (how humanistic of them). You can’t change the world without money. You can’t become successful unless you become rich…on and on it goes.

As I sit here writing this my ego is telling me that I need to get moving. That I need to do more so I can make more so I can help more. It seems we’ve interpreted all the great literature (or scripture) in the world to mean: you have to be successful at material gain in order to do good in this world. You see, money is a material thing. I know…some of you are going to start that egotistical talk about what I am saying because your ego can’t seem to let go of the idea that it is in control and you need this stuff.

I guess if you want to play on the human level only, then go for it. However, that is so limiting yet that, it seems, is where to start. That is why I say Change is a Process. You will always be tapped on the shoulder and asked to become more of who you truly are. I am not saying you shouldn’t enjoy the fruits of this world. What I am saying is, there is nothing in this material world that will ever fulfill you in ways that are so profound you could only then start to realize who you truly are and the change work that happens in the world because of it.

Until then, carry on and realize where you are as well as where other people are. Change, although is easy per se, is a process and it only looks easy because we only seem to look at those who are at that point to change. I seem to forget the challenges that go on inside me before, during and after the change process and that is when I start saying change is easy.

Again, don’t mistake this blog post as an admission that you shouldn’t go for materialistic dreams. I have many. It all starts with who you have to become and that is the process of changing who you are which will then change what you do and how you will do it.

“I touched the edge of existance to only realize it was the end of one story and the beginning of another!” ~Paul McGarry

Who Do You Follow?

We all follow somebody or something that shapes who we are. You may say that you are a loner and don’t interact with people. That doesn’t matter. If you read, listen to music, listen to talk radio, watch the news, veg out in front of the TV or what ever (or whomever) you are predominantly doing/following  on a daily basis is who you are becoming.

You can test this…see what I mean in the video below!

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Goals – How To Obtain Them!

So often many of us take the time to sit down and write out our goals. Now, they may not be perfect but at least we committed to thinking about what we want in life and writing them on a piece of paper.

However, the reason most people don’t seem to accomplish their goals (or even come close) is very very simple. Check out this video and you will see what I mean.

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NOW is the time to Change!

I find that most people put off personal development in lieu of doing busy work in the hopes that things will change on there own. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The hardest, yet most rewarding, thing one can do is work on themselves.

In this chaotic world we live in, all peace, joy and happiness is found within. It doesn’t take much to radically change the course of your life and start living the life you want and deserve. This is not fluff folks. Just simple strategies applied daily = huge results. Check out this video and tell me what you think!

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Please leave your comments below as I would love to know what you thought!

Paul / Ambassador or Life – Doer – Servant – Leader

Cell: 215.816.3692