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JumpStart - Frigates

JumpStart - Frigates

May 29, 2020

Have you ever heard of a type of bird called a frigate?

I hadn’t, until I moved to the Florida keys and now I see them all the time and they are amazing!

With wingspans of up to 8 feet, the frigate is built to spend it’s life on the air drifting from one wind current to the next never coming down even to eat or sleep.

I’m working on becoming an emotional frigate.

I want to keep my emotions soaring for longer periods of time and not let other birds bring me down.

How about you?
Today, let’s explore elevating our spirits and keeping our mood soaring just like a frigate.

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JumpStart - Your Real Job

JumpStart - Your Real Job

May 28, 2020

I got my first job almost 50 years ago and it took me decades to realize that all jobs have one thing in common.

And I don’t just mean paying jobs, I also mean parenting, volunteering, social work, all of these have one thing in common.

Your real job is to be in a good mood most of the time.

I know we can all think of lots exceptions - people who hate their jobs and the people they serve.

However, given the chance management will always hire someone with an upbeat personality rather than someone who is sour and unhappy.

And presented with the chance, leaders will always replace that person with someone more sanguine.

So, let’s talk about how to become that happy, contributing, upbeat person.

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JumpStart - Specificity

JumpStart - Specificity

May 27, 2020
“The universe deals in specificity.” - Joe Vitale

People like to slam the movie and book ”The Secret“ but I find it’s only the people who have not put its teachings into practice.

My good friend Joe Vitale reminds us that the universe deals in specificity.

In other words, it’s not enough to simply want “a car“ we must know specifically the type of car we want to attract what we want to us.

Our lists should also include things we do not want put in a positive sense – if that’s confusing to you, don’t worry I unpack it all in today’s jumpstart.

Today let’s learn to be specific and then our specificity draws to us the people, experiences, and life we desire.

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JumpStart - Goals

JumpStart - Goals

May 26, 2020

One of the tragic losses of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the loss of people's goals and ambition.

Myself included.

It is so tempting to focus on the challenge at hand rather than the reward to come and yet it takes a positive focus to hasten the reward.

Today I want to invite you to dust off your goals (or create some if you haven’t) that inspire you.

For human life not to feel beaten down we must have something that pulls us forward.

Today I’ll share a story of how a driving instructor taught me the importance of goals and how simply and easily you can create goals for yourself.

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JumpStart - Helpers

JumpStart - Helpers

May 22, 2020

Mr. Rogers, my emotional idol, would often say during a time of crisis, “Look for the helpers” -- the people who are trying to build up rather than tear down.

I find it interesting that so many people will nod their heads in agreement with that statement and then one: not help, and two: criticize others who are not helping.

So my question to you is, “Are you a helper?” and before you nod your head in agreement ask yourself, “What have I done to help in the last 24 hours” (and spreading your opinions doesn’t count.)

Are you cheering for first responders?
Taking food to a shut-in?
Calling 5 old friends daily to see how they’re doing?
Offering to help someone?

If Mr. Rogers were looking for helpers, would he see you during this pandemic?

Today, let’s talk about simple ways we can help others during this pandemic.

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JumpStart - Writing

JumpStart - Writing

May 21, 2020

As I writer, I try to keep in mind two quotes from Ernest Hemmingway:

“The first draft of anything is s**t” and,
“All writing is rewriting.”

Writing and living have a lot in common.

The first time we try anything we usually bomb but as we attempt to improve we will tweak our efforts endlessly.
I once read an article in which a famous artist said, “The problem isn’t in starting a painting -- the problem is knowing when to stop.”

Our expectations that we’re going to be good at something the first time out are as unrealistic as the notion that we’ll ever stop improving.

Try something new, improve -- that’s life.

Consider your life to be a great literary masterpiece in progress.

I’m sure the first draft wasn’t perfect but remember that every day -- today especially, affords the opportunity for limitless rewrites.

How will you write yourself today as the starring character in a hero’s story?

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JumpStart - Your Sweet Time

JumpStart - Your Sweet Time

May 20, 2020

Several studies have found that the closer we are to someone the more we trust, admire, and give that person credibility in our minds.
For example, research shows that most people feel politicians are corrupt.

However, those same people often don’t believe their own politicians are corrupt.

Human beings have a bias against people relative to their proximity to us and we need to keep that in mind because it taints our view of others.

The result is that we miss warning signals from those close to us and tend to vilify people who are distant to us.

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JumpStart - Credibility and Proximity

JumpStart - Credibility and Proximity

May 19, 2020

Several studies have found that the closer we are to someone the more we trust, admire, and give that person credibility in our minds.
For example, research shows that most people feel politicians are corrupt.

However, those same people often don’t believe their own politicians are corrupt.

Human beings have a bias against people relative to their proximity to us and we need to keep that in mind because it taints our view of others.

The result is that we miss warning signals from those close to us and tend to vilify people who are distant to us.

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JumpStart - It’s All in Your Head

JumpStart - It’s All in Your Head

May 18, 2020

Have you ever had an argument in your mind with someone about something?

We all do this from time to time but for many people it’s a harmful mental habit.

Mental discord can make you feel anxious, stressed, and even paranoid plus it plays out negatively in your life.

When we clean up our thinking such that our minds are filled with harmonious thoughts, we begin to see greater harmony in our lives.

This is what is meant by, “as within, so without” -- what starts in your mind becomes your reality by subtling shifting your perspective and your actions.

Today, let’s learn how to run positive narratives in our minds rather than one’s that make us feel stressed and unhappy.

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JumpStart - Your System Update

JumpStart - Your System Update

May 16, 2020

Many have described the pandemic as a time to reboot our computers.

But, if we simply reboot the computer with the same software and the same pages loaded, what we see does not change nor do our capabilities.

I recently read an article about Robert Pattison (the new Batman) being quarantined in his luxurious London apartment and he was lamenting all his devices needing system updates.

When I read this I thought, “that’s the blessing of the quarantine -- getting not only to reboot but our lives to update our Operating System.

If you’re ready for a system upgrade, let’s talk about how you can get started now!

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