11 minutes | Apr 30, 2018
Change Your Career With Accountability
Change Your Career With Accountability “On one side of accountability is courage, on the other is freedom.” ― Jean Hamilton-Fford The word accountability is a word that many individuals in our society do not like to hear. I believe the overarching reason is due to our egos; however, there are some specific reasons I want to list. Before doing so I would like to lay some groundwork though. Get the first section of the book Work Ethic: The Lost Credential for FREE and shine in your career. Responsibility is when we have certain tasks and duties we need to execute and deliver on. Accountability is honoring the outcome of the tasks and duties we are responsible for rather than ignoring the results. SOME REASONS WHY ACCOUNTABILITY MAKES US FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE 1. Because we are simply not aware or clear of our responsibilities. 2. Because accountability is often confused with blame. 3. Because accountability can feel like judgment. 4. Because accountability is mistakenly viewed as weakness. WAYS TO IMPROVE OUR SENSE OF ACCOUNTABILITY Manage our emotions. Practice good communication. Be transparent about our responsibilities. Have accountability partners. Do what we say we will do. Realize failure is part of the process of growth. Own our actions. GET THE EBOOK WORK ETHIC: THE LOST CREDENTIAL AT YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE! Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Change Your Career With Accountability appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
6 minutes | Jan 13, 2018
Do You Have A Dream?
Do You Have A Dream? “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s the beginning of the year. This is the time of the year many of us make resolutions and set goals. January is also the month we observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We all know that famous speech Dr. King delivered saying he had a dream. It’s from this I want to ask the question do you have a dream. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? What is your dream? This is a question we don’t visit too often. Seeing it’s the beginning of the year maybe it’s a question we should consider. What steps are you taking or plan to take this year to get you closer to your dream? How will your dream bring value to you, your loved ones, and your fellow man? WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO SACRIFICE FOR IT? We can look back through history and see many individuals who have accomplished great things. If you were to ask any of them they would more than likely tell you it took sacrifice. Great accomplishment requires sacrifice, a sacrifice of time, energy, money, and unhealthy conflicting relationships. What are you willing to sacrifice to make your dream a reality? The message here is simple; at the start of this New Year keep your dream before you. Set goals and take steps that will move you towards your dream. Remember it will require sacrifice but that’s to be expected when accomplishing something great. Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today Hundreds Of People Welcome 8-Year-Old Back To School After 15-Month Battle With Cancer Related Content: Dare To Dream Keep Your Dreams and Purpose Alive Setting Goals For The New Year DO YOU DREAD MONDAYS? Sign up for the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Do You Have A Dream? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
9 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
Setting Goals For The New Year
Setting Goals For The New Year “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” — Pablo Picasso A new year usually brings about new goals. In this episode, we discuss goal setting and developing a plan that will help you follow through on your goals. Example Goal Planning Template Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today Opposing Team Goalie Lends Player His Truck In A Snowstorm So He Can See The Birth Of His Child Trader Joe’s Donates 35,000 Pounds Of Food After Refrigerator Malfunction Related Content: This May Be News to You! DO YOU DREAD MONDAYS? Sign up for the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Setting Goals For The New Year appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
11 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
Are You Controlling Your Dominoes?
Are You Controlling Your Dominoes? Everybody’s life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant. – Peter Jackson ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER Sometimes one setback or failure could lead to another. I recently experienced a minor injury to my foot while working out. This sparked a chain reaction, a domino effect. Before I knew it I was eating more junk food, watching more television, and feeling less motivation to work and pursue my goals. It was definitely not a complete one-eighty turn from my goals, perhaps this is what makes it dangerous, but it was enough to get my attention. THE PAIN AND BEAUTY OF MOMENTUM Although it did not completely take me off my path, the conditions it created was enough to get my attention. It’s like a snowball. If you spend years driving a car one or two weeks off from driving will not greatly impact your driving. Much like a snowball rolling downhill will not be stopped by a small rock. The rock my create friction, but it will take many rocks at consistent intervals to stop the snowball from rolling. TAKEAWAYS I learned that the domino effect can work for us or against us. For example when I workout regularly it makes me want to eat healthier regularly which gives me the energy to work on my goals regularly. I learned that my condition was more of an indicator, a desire to overcome my setback, get back into the flow, and continue toward success. I learned that it’s okay to enjoy some rest, television, and chocolate every now and then. There just needs to be some balance. Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today 8-Year-Old Boy Saves Christmas For Kids In Puerto Rico Couple Who Gambled On Bitcoin In 2012 Donates All Gains To Cancer Hospital Watch this Louisiana 16-year-old’s reaction when he gets accepted to Harvard Related Content: Learn From My Mistake Turn Your Setback Into A Success Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Are You Controlling Your Dominoes? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
6 minutes | Nov 19, 2017
Will You Always Dread Your Work?
Will You Always Dread Your Work? Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. ― Abraham Lincoln I was recently reading an article that suggests that about 50% of the workforce is not happy with their jobs. If you fall within this statistic you may be asking yourself will you always dread your work. The good thing about this question is that you are the only one that can answer it. MAKE THE DECISION If you are unhappy with your work make the decision to change that. Decide what you want to do and where you want to be. If you are not sure start researching work that interest you, learn different skills, and experiment with different work. Remember you have the ability to decide and change things; do not give this power away to your supervisor, government, or even family. You have heard me talk about this before, decide. It’s the third step in the five step process to breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” cycle. If we want to find happiness in our work, even in the work we dread we have to decide. Make a decision of what type of work you would like to do; this will give you direction, a goal. FIND THE PARALLELS After you have decided on the type of work you would like to do, you can then start looking for the parallels between the work you want to do and the work you are currently doing. For example, if the type of work you want to do requires you to lead and speak in large groups. Look for opportunities in your current work to lead and speak in groups. Having the ability to relate your current work to the work you want to do is a great way to find happiness in your current work. Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today 8-Year-Old Finds Wallet With $1700 And Returns It To Mugging Victim Dentist Pays $15,000 Bill For Military Veteran’s Dental Work Related Content: How To Find Happiness In Work You Dread Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Will You Always Dread Your Work? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
12 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Bottom Line
Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Bottom Line Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. – Warren Bennis THE BOTTOM LINE OF BLURRED LINES I can recall a time when it was my first day at work for a particular company. I arrived on the job expecting to have my desk and computer setup and ready for me to use. What I received instead was news that I would have to provide my own laptop to work. Something I learned from this is that a lot of companies are looking for ways to help their bottom line. WHAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE: The bottom line is what’s left over after calculating all of the profits and losses, this number will either be in the negative or the positive. See by having the employees use their own personal laptops, the employer has less responsibility in regards to supporting the equipment from a financial or resource perspective. This in return helps with the employer’s bottom line, but can blur the lines between the employee’s work life and personal life. SOME INDICATORS OF BLURRED LINES You continuously work over 40 hours a week No matter how much you complete at work it never seems to be enough You don’t have much time for your family and friends Your personal cell phone is used for work just as much if not more than it’s used personally Task that were never a part of your job duties increasingly becomes a part of your job duties Your personal car is used for work just as much if not more than it’s used personally You have little energy to do the things you really enjoy doing Even when you are off from work you feel like you are still working There is something telling you the company/business is asking for too much SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES To avoid becoming a victim of the bottom line you have to set healthy boundaries. A good place to start with setting boundaries is asking “why”. Why is it you are working for this company or building your business? Now, I can’t tell you what your “why” is for working, nor can I tell you what boundaries to set. What I can tell you is, in order to avoid being a victim of the bottom line you need to know your “why” for working. Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today ‘He’s not a wealthy person’: Man surprises 59 diners with free food to honor Las Vegas victims Pro Hockey Player Purchases Suite So That Underprivileged Children Can Attend Games Related Content: Why You May Be A Prisoner To The Bottom Line! Message Monday YouTube Channel Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com Leave your thoughts in the comment section below The post Avoid Becoming a Victim of the Bottom Line appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
11 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
Job Title Loan but Purpose is Gone
Job Title Loan but Purpose is Gone I remember when I was working for a large time-share company; there were a few of the guys on my team who had been with the company for quite some time. These guys were upset because the company would not give them the title of “senior (whatever the job title was)”. The interesting part was that these guys were not really concerned about the pay; they just wanted to be recognized as a senior in their job titles. I can understand wanting to be recognized, I also realize that a job title from a company is only loaned to you. Shortly after I left the company many of the guys on my team, and other employees who worked for that company were laid off. One of the lessons I took away from this experience was it doesn’t matter if my title had junior or senior in it, I would have been laid off regardless. Another lesson I learned was; wanting a big title without truly knowing why (or without purpose) can indicate a self-esteem or ego issue. If the company you work for says you are a “senior” then that must mean you are a senior right? No… not really. I am sure you’ve worked with individuals in high management or even VP level positions who have made you wonder how in the world they got their title. Seeking a title for approval and without purpose is just seeking a false badge of honor. Some companies exploit this desire in their employees, giving their employees elaborate and sophisticated titles with the responsibilities to match, but paying the employees below market value. The company figures if the employees are happy with only their attractive shiny titles, pay is just an afterthought. I myself am learning not to get caught into the trap of chasing a title, especially when it’s on loan from a company I have no real stake in. If I have identified purposeful work that I am passionate about and I feel I can add value through, I will do the work and the title will come. This may sound like a cliché; that is, if you know who you are and the value you add no one can tell you differently. You will find a way to bring that value where it’s needed, it may be through someone else’s company or it may be through a company or organization of your own. Get your copy of Message Monday’s Unleash Your Creativity available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Unearth Your Buried Creativity, Understand its Enormous Marvel and Unleash It to Live a Whole New Life! Positive News Today Real-life Spider-Man shows up to help in Florida after Hurricane Irma Millionaire Takes In 70 Foster Kids Displaced By Hurricane Irma Message Monday YouTube Channel DO YOU DREAD MONDAYS? Sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – The post Job Title Loan but Purpose is Gone appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
7 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
How Your Focus Gives You Control
How Your Focus Gives You Control “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell Have you ever found your home becoming a bit dirty? I know I have. For me to clean my entire home it may take me 4 – 5 hours, this is a lot of time but sometimes it’s needed. What I discovered is by dedicating 15 – 20 minutes, focused and undistracted a few times throughout the week to a specific chore saves me time on cleaning. It’s not so much what chore I do or when, it’s more the level of focus I give to that chore during the dedicated time-frame. I notice this in business as well. I can be working on a project and then my mind brings up a hundred other things that need to be done (or I could be doing). If I give in to the distractions and lose focus I find I get less work done. Granted sometimes things may come up that has higher priority, but in most cases its things that can wait. With that said, I noticed when I dedicate focused and undistracted time to working on my projects, checking email, marketing, etc., I am more productive. We can only truly focus on one thing in a moment in time. This is particularly important to remember as we live in a time where Companies want you to focus on multiple things at the same time. The message here is not to be overwhelmed by trying to do multiple tasks in a single moment in time. Trying to do so is more harmful than helpful; prioritize, focus on the task at hand, and be more productive. Positive News Today Lowe’s Shopper Gives The Last Generator To A Woman Behind Him After She Breaks Down In Tears People In Georgia Are Showing Southern Hospitality Toward Hurricane Irma Evacuees Message Monday YouTube Channel DO YOU DREAD MONDAYS? Sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com – The post How Your Focus Gives You Control appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
11 minutes | Aug 21, 2017
This May Be News to You!
This May Be News to You! “The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.” ― Peter McWilliams Have you ever stop to notice how much we are constantly hit with uninformative negative news? I mean this news is coming through your radio, television, computer, cell phone, and directly from someone’s mouth to your ears. In the middle of being bombarded with this news, we often forget or never realize how this type of news impacts our behavior. Have you ever shared a piece of news without really thinking about it? I know I have, and when I think back, the reason I shared the news was because of my emotions. When we are overly excited, sad, angry, fearful, etc., we tend to act off of those emotions. Especially if it is a negative emotion such as fear or anger. News companies know this, that’s one reason why most of the news propagated throughout various media outlets is negative. Negative news will invoke a negative feeling in the viewer, the viewer will share the news, without thinking about how the news will impact others (or without questioning if the news is more harmful than helpful to the individual they are sharing it with). In any case the end result is the ratings going up for that particular news outlet. There is also news that may not necessarily be negative, but is uninformative. This is like junk food news or entertainment news. A lot of reality show, celebrity type news can fall under this category. This type of news usually doesn’t prove helpful to those who consume it; uninformative news such as this can be entertaining but also time consuming. There is also news that can be negative but informative. Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. – Bill Gates Below are a few categories of news I wanted to highlight. I wanted to list these categories because it’s important for us to be aware of and identify the type of news we are consuming and sharing. Positive (Good) News This news is uplifting news, which motivates and encourages. After hearing this news you typically experience positive emotions, and feel good about yourself and others. Negative (Bad) News This news is typically draining, and brings you down. After hearing this news you typically experience negative emotions, and have less confidence in society. Informative news This type of news provides you with helpful and useful information that you can act on; for example, a traffic report, weather report, or information concerning events. Informative negative news This type of news provides you with helpful and useful information that you can act on, but there is usually a negative undertone. Let’s use the traffic report for example; the news may report a person running their car off the road, and because of this accident it’s causing traffic delays. Now, this is informative, but too often we will focus more on why the person ran off the road versus the new traffic route we should take. This would make sense if we knew the person who had the accident or we were able to help in the moment, but usually that is not the case. We are just being nosey. Uninformative news This type of news doesn’t provide us with any helpful or useful information. It’s usually junk food and mind numbing news. A lot of reality show or celebrity news can fall under this category, such and such got married, such and such was seen in your city, and so forth. This news doesn’t really provide you anything to help move you forward, or any information you can use to help others, it’s really just entertainment news. Now, there is nothing wrong with sharing a joke or some humorous news, because if it makes someone feel good it is actually positive news. Uninformative negative news Uninformative negative news is just like uninformative news but with a negative circumstance. For example such and such was caught cheating on their spouse, or such and such was caught drunk in a restaurant. Let’s be honest we have all shared this type of news, myself included. Afterwards I find myself asking the question why? Not only is it uninformative, it can also cause the individuals I share it with to lose hope in values, marriage, or in people. I believe when we share negative news, we are not consciously thinking about it. We may somehow subconsciously believe by knowing this type of news, it will help us avoid being in a similar negative situation. Well, if you want to avoid a similar situation focus on the situation you want, not the situation you don’t want. Share news that reflects where you want to be, and the type of beautiful positive world you would like to see. My challenge for you is to share only positive news this week, and if you feel the need to share negative news, share three pieces of positive news for every one piece of negative news. Positive News Today College Football Player Who Spends Time With Kids In Need Gets Surprised With Scholarship From kindergarten to college — this freshman is marking a milestone in the sweetest way Message Monday YouTube Channel DO YOU DREAD MONDAYS? Sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – The post This May Be News to You! appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
5 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
Does Your Ladder Take You Where You Want to Be?
Does Your Ladder Take You Where You Want to Be? “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” — Stephen R. Covey I remember some time ago I was in a network marketing program. I can’t recall what we were selling but I can recall a lot of what was being taught. One of the comments that were uttered frequently was “If you want to know if you will be happy on your job 5 years from now, look at where your supervisors and managers are.” Which makes a lot of sense right? I mean if you are climbing a ladder and you want to know where you are heading, look up the ladder. I have applied this thinking in all the corporate jobs I have had and let me tell you; most times I didn’t like what I saw up the ladders. I wanted to switch ladders left and right like I was in the video game Donkey Kong. My managers and supervisors for the most part always seemed sad, frustrated, stressed, or unethical. I often would ask myself “So I have to work 5 more years to be like that?” No thank you. Rediscover Time-Tested Ethics & Values to Gain an Unfair Advantage to Succeed Learn about the lost credentials that will bring you success. The message is simple, what do you see when you look up the ladder you’re climbing, do you like it? If yes that’s great! Keep climbing! If you don’t like what you see, change your trajectory, lean your ladder on a structure that’s more conducive to your goals and dreams. If your passion lives in a different department make the transfer, if you feel your creativity will be better expressed in a different industry or company, make the transition. If purpose is pushing you to become an entrepreneur, make the necessary preparations and start building. It’s your ladder you have more power over your career than you may know. Sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com – The post Does Your Ladder Take You Where You Want to Be? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
7 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
Will You Make A Decision or Will Your Indecision Make You?
Will You Make A Decision or Will Your Indecision Make You? If you don’t make up your mind, your unmade mind will unmake you. – E. Stanley Jones You know our ability to make a decision is one of the most liberating but underused freedoms we have. When I say underused I am not talking about the amount of decisions we make, because the average person makes thousands of decisions in one day. When I say underused I mean the ability to decide our desired outcome. One of the reasons for its underuse is we listen more to what everyone and everything else tells us we should decide, over listening to ourselves. I am not saying that we should not gather information from other sources, but we should play a large role in the decisions we make. Learning and loving this liberty we have in deciding is critical because it has the potential to trap us or set us free. In the Message Monday’s Guide on How to Break the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” cycle, Decide is one of the steps. The steps are Listen, Identify, Decide, Develop, and Execute. If you notice Decide is right in the middle, and that’s where so many get stuck right in the middle because they never truly decide. This step is critical, because once we decide where we would like to be and become definite about our decision, we then gain a clear focus, and with a focal point we have direction. The takeaway here is don’t allow your indecision to take you somewhere you don’t desire, DECIDE, it’s a freedom use it. Sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY!” CYCLE. Sign up here – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The post Will You Make A Decision or Will Your Indecision Make You? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
8 minutes | May 22, 2017
False Badges of Honor
When we think of honor we think of showing something or someone respect and esteem. When we are giving someone honor, it is because the person has done something worthy of respect and admiration. We generally honor this individual openly and publicly, sometimes we even give them a trophy or badge. So what if an individual do something that is the opposite of honorable, well they are generally disciplined and sometimes even openly ridiculed. No one wants to be dishonored it’s a terrible feeling, but what also causes a terrible feeling is wearing a false badge of honor. A false badge of honor is a symbolic emblem many individuals wear, to represent what they feel should earn them respect and admiration. The problem is this emblem is only for show, because it’s causing issues in the areas of their life that are truly important. For example I have worked with some people who would mention they are working 12 hour days and how it is causing problems in their life. Now if this individual tells you they are working 12 hour days and stops there; then maybe that is an honorable thing it all depends. But when it’s causing issues in the areas that are must important then it’s not to be honored. It’s a false badge of honor. Is It Truly Important? Examples of false badges of honor: I work 65 hours a week but I have no social life. “I am killing it”, “you are killing it”, or “we are killing you” but I am always sick. I have worked 18 hours straight today and I am having issues in my marriage. I worked all day without eating By the time I make it home from work, my kids are already in bed If you are wearing a false badge of honor take it off today. Don’t pin it on yourself and please don’t try to pin it on others. Remember we work for the things that are truly important in life; these things are much more valuable than any symbolic type of trophy or badge. Related Content: The Pity Praise Competition Is It Truly Important? If you haven’t already, sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY CYCLE”. Sign up here. – Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com The post False Badges of Honor appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
6 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Operating At a Healthy Frequency
Many of us have our favorite radio or T.V. stations memorized, but have you ever listened to a radio station or playlist that just didn’t resonate with you? How about listen to a station or watch a show that you felt would be detrimental to you in the long run? I know I have, and what’s interesting is we can tune into people, places, and situations that do not resonate with us and that are not beneficial to our long term goals. I remember when I was younger; I had one cousin who always seemed to get in trouble. I mean we all got in trouble from time to time, but if you was a betting person and had to bet on someone getting in trouble you would bet on him. It just seemed like he was always in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong person. It was like clockwork. We all have at least one person in our family that come to mind when we here this. One thing that stands out to me with this cousin is he did not want to listen to good advice and he liked to see how close he could get to trouble. This was his normal operating frequency and rhythm. Now that we are older he appears to be operating at a more positive frequency and rhythm. To make this change he had to break the negative rhythm and tune into more positive frequencies. And this is what we all have to watch out for; what we allow into our minds can move us towards more negative or positive frequencies and rhythms. Add more value to your personal life, employer, and business. Learn about the lost credentials that will bring you success. The point here is people and places can operate at a certain frequency and rhythm, it’s up to us to pay attention and determine if the rhythm of these people, places, and situations are in alignment with our goals. Our aim should be to tune into people, places, and situation that benefit us and positively impacts all involved as much as possible. Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The post Operating At a Healthy Frequency appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
6 minutes | Mar 6, 2017
The Enemy Within
Many of us fall victim to that little negative voice on the inside. I refer to that voice as the enemy within. The reason why I refer to it as the enemy; is because in most cases, it’s in direct opposition to any positive, beneficial, or progressive goals and plans we have. The voice is always there telling us we will never be enough. That we don’t have enough education, time, good looks, money, or resources. Add more value to your personal life, employer, and business. Learn about the lost credentials that will bring you success. Understand you are enough, you are more than enough, and you have more than enough. Where we usually fall short is in planning and taking action towards our goals. So don’t listen to the enemy within or the enemy without that’s saying you will never be enough. Just make a plan and put the plan into action. The more steps we take towards our goals the more confident we become. The more confident we become, the less influence the enemy within has on us. Have questions or want to give feedback send an email to email@example.com If you haven’t already, sign up to the Message Monday newsletter to receive your free copy of the Guide to Breaking the “OH NO IT’S MONDAY CYCLE”. Sign up here. Reference: The Bully Within The post The Enemy Within appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
10 minutes | Jan 16, 2017
Awaken the Creative in You
We live in a world full of problems just waiting to be solved. The issue is we don’t have enough individuals willing to think outside of the box to find resolutions to these problems. My message here is simple, awaken the creative in you, and think outside of the box. Don’t be like so many that just go into a job, work a 9 to 5, and ignore the problems around them. There are so many individuals that need encouragement, inspiration, laughter, knowledge, and other resources. Exercise your creative muscle; allow your imagination to help you create solutions to the problems your neighbors are facing. Add more value to your personal life, employer, and business. Learn about the lost credentials that will bring you success. Need help awakening your creative. Need help finding or bringing your ideas to life. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org The post Awaken the Creative in You appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
5 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
Where Did All My Personal Hours Go?
A look at the average person’s business day Work Hours are the hours we put into work, for most, these are hours spent on a job. We have to also add in getting ready for work, commuting to work, and time we get for breaks at work (I add breaks because although you can fit personal time into your break, you are still somewhat limited to what you can do during that time). Personal Hours are generally for spiritual development, personal development, passion projects, exercise, family, cooking, cleaning, errands, rest, relaxing, etc. Sleep Hours we all know what sleep hours are, although some of us may not get many of them. The healthy recommended amount of hours of sleep for a day is about 8 hours. It is ultimately our responsibility to make sure our personal time gets its fair share of hours of the day, every day. Related Articles: The Three 8s of the Day The post Where Did All My Personal Hours Go? appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
5 minutes | Oct 28, 2016
Compensation & Job Happiness
I was reading a report on job happiness put out by the Indeed Hiring Lab (indeed.com). In the report, Indeed ranked the world for employee satisfaction. One of their findings I found interesting was that employees, when reporting on their job satisfaction, ranked compensation last from a list of measures. One reason I found this so interesting is because compensation has such a huge influence when it comes to individuals choosing a career or accepting a job. I believe this is largely due to all of the facades we are exposed to on a daily basis. We look on social media, and it appears like everyone is prosperous. When what’s important is put first, everything else falls into place.Click To Tweet The majority of society puts up a front of prosperity, but when someone takes a peek behind the front, a reality of fear and desperation is revealed. Putting up a front only hurts us, but when we put the important things first, we will be honest. Trying to impress and hold up a false persona leads to disappointment and disillusionment. We should look to add value over making money. When we make purpose a priority, we are looking to add value. When we make money a priority, we are looking to receive value. What we put in, we get out. When we add value, we will receive compensation. When what’s important is put first, everything else falls into place. Reference: Indeed Hiring Lab Report – http://blog.indeed.com/hiring-lab/indeed-job-happiness-index-2016/ Is it Truly Important? The post Compensation & Job Happiness appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
8 minutes | Sep 4, 2016
Many of us have goals, dreams, and desires. We have a sense of where we would like to be, our desired destination. Despite how near or far that destination is, in order for us to reach it, we must be willing to take the first step. The fact of the matter is this: it doesn’t matter where we are, how much we dream, or how much planning we do; if we don’t start, we will never make it to our desired destination. Know that fear is information. Click To Tweet I maintain that we are moving in a direction whether we like it or not. What I mean is, there are some of us who do not have a desired destination, and we are just drifting along. This can be very dangerous, because we can find ourselves at a destination we never intended to be. If we don’t have a desired destination, we should listen, pay attention, take inventory of what is happening in our life, and then identify where we currently stand. Next, we need to decide on our destination, develop a plan to get to the destination, and finally execute the plan. Just start! So what stops us from starting? From my personal experience, one of the main reasons for my not starting the journey to achieve my goals and reach my desired destination is fear. Fear can come in many different forms. The Fear of Rejection The Fear of Criticism The Fear of Failure One thing we have to learn, on our journey to a life full of purpose, passion, and productivity, is that fear is a part of the journey. Know that fear is information. Observe it (but don’t be controlled by it), analyze it, adjust if needed, and then just start. Reference: 3 Reasons Why We Don’t Start The post Just Start appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
8 minutes | Aug 11, 2016
The Negativity Cycle
The Negativity Cycle Negativity can seem like a force that is nearly impossible to escape. Just turn on the television, look on your social media feed, or have a conversation with the average person, and negativity will be there staring you in the eye, ready to pounce on you. Although we can experience negativity from external influences, negativity is something that can attack us from both the inside and outside. If we don’t guard against negativity, we will be caught in The Negativity Cycle. Click To Tweet Internal Influence: Negativity influences us internally through our thoughts and self-talk. When we are faced with issues, we often think of the worst possible outcome. Or when we think of ourselves, we say things, such as stupid, dumb, ugly, and fat. These are all examples of negativity, which is being influenced internally. Instead of thinking of the worst possible outcome, how about thinking of a way to overcome the issue? Instead of calling yourself stupid, dumb, ugly, and fat, how about finding positive things you love about yourself? If you feel you can stand to lose a few pounds, develop a plan to do just that. It’s a much healthier alternative than recycling negative thoughts in your mind. External Influence: Externally influenced negativity can come in many different forms. Externally influenced negativity can come from the television, social media, radio, billboards, other people, etc. It’s important to have boundaries when it comes to external negativity. There should be certain influences we don’t allow in our minds or around us. We have all heard the saying, “you can’t lie with dogs and not get fleas.” Well, you can’t lie with negativity and not become negative. The Negativity Cycle: If we don’t guard against negativity, we will be caught in The Negativity Cycle. Have you ever just kept thinking of the worst case scenario over and over in your head? Have you ever just kept replaying a negative experience over and over in your head? Well, these are common internal negative cycles. Have you ever dealt with a person who always complains and never has anything positive to say? Perhaps a person who always sees problems and never look for solutions? If so, that’s when you know you are caught in an external negative cycle. Reference: 5 Ways To Deal With Negativity The post The Negativity Cycle appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.
8 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
Love and Respect
Love and Respect We have heard it said before, in order to get respect you have to give respect. Well, this holds true for love and anything else. What we see in the world starts within us.Click To Tweet A person who truly respects herself will find it difficult to disrespect someone else. A person who truly loves himself will find it extremely difficult to harm or hurt another person. A person full of respect and love for him or herself will, by default, project love, and respect to their fellow man. The problem is no one likes to listen … Most of us do not like to listen. We don’t even like to listen to ourselves at times. We don’t listen to ourselves to resolve the internal issues we have. And if we don’t listen to ourselves to resolve our internal issues, chances are we are not going to listen to resolve the issues we have with one another. Whatever we feel we are not receiving, we are probably not giving. Remember love and respect start with us. Reference: What’s in Us Will Surface The post Love and Respect appeared first on MESSAGE MONDAY.