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If you want to Dare To Soar and move on to better things, you have to give up the things that weigh you down – which is not always as obvious and easy as it sounds.

Starting today, give up…

  1. Letting the opinions of others control your life. – People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.
  2. The shame of past failures. – You will fail sometimes, and that’s okay. The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant. Your past does not equal your future. Just because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; or for the last sixteen years, doesn’t have any impact on the current moment. All that matters is what you do right now. Read Awaken the Giant Within.
  3. Being indecisive about what you want. – You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be. It’s all about finding and pursuing your passion. Neglecting passion blocks creative flow. When you’re passionate, you’re energized. Likewise, when you lack passion, your energy is low and unproductive. Energy is everything when it comes to being successful. Make a decision to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.
  4. Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you. – There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Follow your intuition. Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. When there is love and inspiration, you can’t go wrong. And whatever it is you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Trust me, in a year from now, you will wish you had started today.
  5. Choosing to do nothing. – You don’t get to choose how you are going to die, or when. You can only decide how you are going to live, right now. Every day is a new chance to choose. Choose to change your perspective. Choose to flip the switch in your mind from negative to positive. Choose to turn on the light and stop fretting about with insecurity and doubt. Choose to do work that you are proud of. Choose to see the best in others, and to show your best to others. Choose to truly LIVE, right now.
  6. Your need to be right. – If you keep on saying you’re right, even if you are right now, eventually you will be wrong. Aim for success, but never give up your right to be wrong. Because when you do, you will also lose your ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  7. Running from problems that should be fixed. – We make life harder than it has to be. The difficulties started when… conversations became texting, feelings became subliminal, sex became a game, the word ‘love’ fell out of context, trust faded as honesty waned, insecurities became a way of living, jealously became a habit, being hurt started to feel natural, and running away from it all became our solution. Stop running! Face these issues, fix the problems, communicate, appreciate, forgive and LOVE the people in your life who deserve it.
  8. Making excuses rather than decisions. – Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. A mistake doesn’t become a failure until you refuse to correct it. Thus, most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses instead of decisions.
  9. Overlooking the positive points in your life. – What you see often depends entirely on what you’re looking for. Do your best and surrender the rest. When you stay stuck in regret of the life you think you should have had, you end up missing the beauty of what you do have. You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t thankful for the good things in your life right now.
  10. Not appreciating the present moment. – We do not remember days, we remember moments. Too often we try to accomplish something big without realizing that the greatest part of life is made up of the little things. Live authentically and cherish each precious moment of your journey. Because when you finally arrive at your desired destination, I guarantee you, another journey will begin. (Marc & Angel Chernoff)

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

 Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.

Your working in a job that pays you well and your title is very uplifting. But you are miserable you think is this the way I want to spend the rest of my life? Sit back for a few minutes close your eyes and imagine what it would be like without that job. Run that little movie of your life over and over for a few days.

For many people they feel that happiness is “pressing all the right buttons”

  • Getting a good education
  • Finding a good paying job with great benefits
  • Living in a large house
  • And parking the sports car in the front yard

No – joy is not a product, it is a by-product. You let something good into your life, something kind and happiness just walks right in and sits down.

The last time you were happy, really happy was it at work? More likely, it was a day on which you were doing something that had you so involved that you didn’t even stop to eat lunch, and didn’t want to stop for dinner.

So what is one to do?

Do you stay because you don’t want to lose all the benefits that you have earned over time? Or do you move on and pursue your fantasy whether it is – a different career, more education, starting your own business, writing the book you have been contemplating for several years. Only you can make that decision.

Finally, about confidence, there are no tricks here, and no shortcuts. We all must strive for our own personal freedom and meaningful direction. You can’t control your past but you are in control of your future.

  • Evaluate the situation
  • Figure out if your goals are achievable
  • Clarify your motives

Change is enticing and terrifying but once you make it your life will be changed forever.

Here’s To Your Success,

 

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

 Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.

Spring seems like it is coming and going some warm and sunny day’s then bitter cold and in many places snow. This doesn’t seem to bother my daffodil flowers; they are blooming bright yellow with no regards to the weather. With the weather changes and time change many people go through a biological change and also are in a search for happiness, many people look for it in other people and not within ourselves. Many people feel that things like money, a better job, better relationships..etc will make them happy. In reality, to find true contentment you must look inside yourself and learn to be your own best friend. That means you have to trust, love, and care for yourself just as you do the people you consider to be close to you.

Following are steps that you can incorporate into your life that will help you to feel more empowered and happy about yourself:

Begin to lift yourself up, not put yourself down. If you don’t like something about yourself, work to change it. If you can’t change it, simply accept it. Don’t beat up on yourself with negative self-talk. You’re not likely to change for the better when you fill yourself with negative thoughts.

Give yourself positive rewards. When you do something that you are proud of give yourself a small reward. Try not to wait for others to praise you because you may grow resentful if the praise doesn’t come. Pat your own back; it is a great feeling that can stay with you for a long time.

Forgive yourself. I doubt that you would keep scolding a child over and over for making a mistake so don’t do that to yourself. Give yourself the gift of forgiveness when you make a mistake. After that, work to figure out what lesson you can learn, and use it to make better choices the next time around.

Enjoy your successes. Most people can remember all of the details of depressing, painful or even embarrassing events that happened many years ago. What if you did the same thing with all of your wins? Try to remember all of the triumphs
and accomplishments that you’ve made and keep that memory with you and think about it at least once a week.

Always remember to celebrate your wonderful qualities! You will soon discover that the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others and the more others will be able to love you!

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.

Today’s post will deal with some shared thoughts from Chris Jones who states: “Everyone has a metaphor for life; for some it’s a sport, for others it’s a journey. For Chris, life is like a business. And he strives to run his life like the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.”

Chris said “I was first introduced to the world of entrepreneurship by my Uncle Butch when I was 11 years old. He would come to my house and in the front seat of his old, brown Datsun would be audiocassettes and books by financial guru Charles J. Givens. My cousins and I enjoyed belly laughs at the idea of my uncle becoming wealthy by listening to this guy’s material. He did eventually amass wealth in the transportation business by owning and operating a fleet of buses, limousines and shuttles. That’s when my ears perked up.

I read “Unlimited Power” in college. I was handed a well-worn copy of that Tony Robbins classic by my friend, Shaun. I read it cover to cover fascinated by it all.

  • My mind can do what?
  • My body can do that?
  • I can reprogram my brain?

Whoa!

“Since those days in the late 90s, I’ve consumed more businesses books, blogs and magazines than I can count.” As Mark Cuban said, “Business is my favorite sport.” “I concur. I’ve learned to adapt better to life while studying entrepreneurship. I deal better with people, I’m more organized and I get what I want from life. I have also learned to be generous with my time and money, and I seek ways to add value to others.”  Kevin O’leary, from Shark Tank is right when he said – “So much of life is a negotiation-so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.”

So what are you negotiating?

  • Maybe it’s whether to run the 5k or the 10k as your first race of spring.
  • Or the best way to sell your house.
  • Maybe it’s what will you give up for Lent.
  • Will you start your part-time income enterprise this month or just put it off again?

Whatever it is, be decisive. Life gives us what we ask for when we don’t waiver.

Seize Opportunity. If not, you’ll face the fate of those who enter the Shark Tank- my favorite TV show. Opportunity will say those dreaded words that no one wants to hear: “I’m out.”

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.

Hello friends if you find yourself in an environment that is not conducive to success, you must make a change if you are to get what you want out of life.

Either you must change environments or change yourself. Determine your priority first. Then act on that priority. All problems are not simple to solve. Whether it be home, job, geographic location, community or whatever environment you are finding not conductive to success, you may have to make a change. This is where a good understanding of your value system and priorities can help you. Is there any reason to stay in this success threatening environment? Perhaps you have family roots, you need the job for the money, or it is a temporary situation.

YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE IF YOU WANT TO. Review your path to success, your dreams, desires and goals. Work out the plans that step by step will get you what you want out of life.

If, on the other hand, your priorities tell you not to make a change, then look to yourself. Are you looking at the mud or the stars? A negative attitude may be blinding you to opportunities right where you are.

Here’s To Your $uccess,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.