Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

He Floated Like a Butterfly and Stung Like a Bee

October 15, 2018

 

Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.”

Who we came to know as Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky.

During the 74 years that he was with us, Ali rocked the world as a heavyweight champion in boxing, philanthropist and activist. Often controversial, he was also inspiring and demonstrated a stunning belief in himself.

In 1964, Sonny Liston was the World Heavyweight Champion. Although Cassius Clay was the top contender for the title, he was the 7-1 underdog. Yet, he taunted Liston saying things like he was a “the big ugly bear,” smelled like one and “after I beat him I’m going to donate him to the zoo.”

Before the fight, Clay’s pulse, usually at 54, was measured at 120.

Some wondered if his behavior was from fear and questioned if he would show up for the fight.

Then, after a monumental upset with Clay as the victor, he declared:

“Eat your words. I am the greatest! I shook up the world. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.”

At age 22, he became the youngest boxer to take the title from a reigning heavyweight champion… a distinction he held until Mike Tyson broke that record in 1986.

May Ali’s words inspire you to greatness and believing in yourself.

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.”

“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.”

“A man who has no imagination has no wings.”

“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“What keeps me going is goals.”

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep condition, things begin to happen.

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

 

 
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business in a BIGGER way but don’t know how, feel stuck or
could use new tools or support.

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You Don’t Have to Push Yourself Harder

February 12, 2018
do it because you love it

What I’m about to tell you is opposite to what most of us learned is the way to achieve success.

Forget about:

  • No pain, no gain.
  • You have to work hard for what you want.
  • Put your nose to the grindstone.
  • Success requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle.

Beliefs like these often don’t create sustainable results nor do they lead to a happy life. Furthermore, trying hard is exhausting.

When we align our positive energy first and then take inspired action with grace and ease, we can create better outcomes while feeling good, too. 


A client, whose career is in the fitness industry, shared how his life is working better.

“I let go of pushing harder. I had the kind of personality to be hard on myself, more disciplined. It left me feeling out of control, especially about things I can’t do anything about.

“I had mind-numbing, self-critiquing all the time. I was looking for approval. 

“Now I see how when I’m softer and centered, I’m in control. It’s easier to be in my own skin. People are more at ease around me because I’m more at ease with myself.

“I make choices moment-to-moment instead of worrying about the future and what others think.

“I catch myself a lot quicker instead of having long periods of anxiety. I chart my course by mentally creating my ideal scenario and letting go of the pushing.

“Week by week, this new way of living life is sinking in as I allow myself to go from efforting to grace and ease. 

“I’ve reclaimed my natural power and feel myself evolving to my true potential as I achieve my goals.”

There was more joy, confidence and lightness in his voice as well.


You can tap into a zone where you won’t need to push yourself. By getting out of your own way, you can get more done with better results and even go beyond limits.

It starts by shifting from trying to relaxing into a flow of doing what you love.

Olympic athletes center and focus themselves before taking action. The winners go beyond worry and ride the wave of their event – even when changing winds seem to be against them. They’re at the right place at the right time to avoid the hazards.

You can, too.

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who choose to share their gifts
or business in a BIGGER way
but don’t know how, feel stuck or would benefit from new tools or support. I help them be richly compensated doing what they love by aligning with their Soul’s goals.

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TIP: Be Like Babe Ruth

June 28, 2016

Babe Ruth batting

It was game three of the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth’s last, and he was up to bat. He said he allowed the first two strikes against him because he didn’t like the pitches.

What happened next became a highlight in sports history. He pointed two fingers to center field past the flag poll, and legend has it that he said that’s where he was going to hit the ball.

Not only did he do it, he hit a home run. The Yankees won the series.

Have you considered that you can call your own shots in your life and business?

A masterminder took this story to heart.

She went to a business Happy Hour and discovered they were handing out tickets to win gifts.

When she expressed her delight that she’d win a door prize, the woman at registration said that she’d have a chance at winning a door prize.

The masterminder replied, “No, I’m going to win a door prize.”

And she did. Later, she said, “I did what Babe Ruth did. I pointed at what I wanted, so it happened.”

She’s getting similar results in her business.  Sets her goals and achieves them. Her business has multiplied in a few short months as well as her joy in living.

Your TIP this week is to identify something you choose and to allow yourself to receive it. 

Here are a few steps that can help you.

  1. Make a choice.
  2. Believe you are powerful and can receive what you choose.
  3. Allow yourself to receive.
  4. Trust in yourself and the process.
  5. Let it go. Forget about it. Don’t try to figure out how you’re going to manifest it. Be free of concern. Instead anticipate that good things always are working in your favor.
  6. Take inspired action.

A key is to feel good about what you’re doing, your business and life. This is most easily accomplished when you let go of resistance – a.k.a. focusing on what you don’t like, what’s not working, who or what’s bugging you.

It might be easier if you think of it like turning channels on a radio. You have to tune into the right frequency to get the channel you want.

You can tune into your success in whatever that means to you: financial, relationships, wellness and happiness.

You can do this because your Essence is always tuned in to all success 24/7, and you have 24/7 direct access to your Essence.

Once you get the knack, life and business are so much more fun… and lucrative.