Poetic advice


“Work for a cause, not for applause. 

Live life to express, not to impress.

 Don’t strive to make your presence noticed just make your absence felt.”

 – Unknown

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Weekend Motivation 


​Listen without defending; speak without offending.

-Make your Mark 

Have a great weekend,  feel free to drop us a line about anything that’s on your mind 

Go to bed tired


There is no other way a man should lay his head down at night than being completely exhausted from all thats  been done during the day.

 Go to bed having nothing left in the tank, barely making it up the stairs to your room.

 To live a successful life is to live a life of daily discipline and action.

 Most of us fall short of this. We see how much time we have, so we put things off and before we know it we’re in our eighties and we’re laying our head down one final time with far too much in the tank.

 So take action on those things your soul begs you to pursue. But DO IT NOW!

 Waiting is what everyone else does. Don’t do it.

Thursday motivation


“Someone once asked a poet, “If your house was burning and you could save only one thing, what would you save?” The poet answered, “I would save the fire, for without the fire we are nothing.”

This is one of my favourite quotes. When I am tired, overwhelmed and overworked, I think of this because it reminds me that even at the worst of times, there is a reason for everything if you look at it with a new perspective. Without fire there is no passion, no drive to succeed. The fire fuels me in everything I do in life. Save the fire.

So many people in life want to put that fire out – don’t ever let them.

Happy Christmas Everyone


The red and green decorations are out …

the turkey’s roasting in the oven …

nostalgic tunes fill the airways and the kids are anxiously awaiting Santa….

BLISS

If you’re anything like me, you struggle to take time out over the break for YOU!

But you should …

It’s a time for rest, delicious food, and creating memories with those you love.

So make sure you take time to laugh, be silly, get caught up in fun just because it’s fun…

For me it means dressing up in silly costumes and watching the awe and innocence of my nieces & nephews as they leave out the cookies and milk for Santa … peering into the sky with childlike wonder, hoping to catch a peek of this amazing man

It means making one giant bed out of all of our duvets and pillows and snuggling down with them to watch Christmas movies we’ve all seen fifty times before.

It means constructing your own dessert from whatever you like and having dessert after breakfast, lunch and dinner IF you choose to

Just be present in the moment 🙂

Here are 8 more things you should make an effort to give out as often as you can this holiday season:
A Listen
A Hug
A Handhold
A High-Five
A Compliment
A Favor
A Smile
A Thank You

Unfortunately, holidays only happen over a few specific days of the year.
Then it’s back to the grind we call life and the behaviors we had before all the gifts and cheer.
Treat every day like a holiday and continue to give these gifts freely
Although the gifts above don’t cost any money, they do require initial effort to become habit.

Use the holidays to give a hug, and a thank you.

Merry Christmas

Daily inspiration


When you were a kid you probably dreamt about this loads, but then you hit a certain age when all those dreams disappear.

Could it be that you’ve hit that age when you think you can no longer become what you dreamt of?

Was there a point in time that zapped your chance to change?

When I used to get asked what I wanted to be when I “grew up,” my answer was not one of the classics. The choices of teacher or doctor just never appealed to me. When I looked at all the things I could become, my choice was simple:

I said I wanted to be a Super Hero.

Most people said I was crazy or unrealistic. Even though I kept it quiet, I never lost sight of this dream.
Why a Super Hero and not an accountant?

When you’re a Super Hero, you have the best life. You get to spend your time developing your special gifts, you get to hang out with other Super Heroes and your sole purpose is to use your powers for good to save and inspire others against evil. The really cool clothes and strong body are just icing on the cake.
You have more super power than you think.

You just need to believe it.

Make your mark

Saturday motivational “bold goals”


I think my man Greg Kolodziejzyk makes a great point in his article.

Take is away Greg

Ironman triathlon, drowning rats and BOLD goals.

I learned a valuable lesson at the Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii. That bit of wisdom is best summed up by a quote from Thomas Carlyle: “A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.”

Aside from simply finishing the race, I didn’t really have a goal. My challenge for the past four years has been to make it to Kona – to finish in the top 5 in my division at any Ironman qualifying race in North America and earn a slot to complete with the very best triathletes in the world. After seven Ironman races in four years, I had finally achieved that goal, and finished fourth at Ironman Arizona in April of 2006 with a time of 10 hours, 15 minutes. I was ecstatic – I had finally done it. I figured it out. I had qualified to compete head to head with the best athletes in the world at the Infamous Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii. Participating in the historic, exalted event in Hawaii was to be my reward.

But as Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” My reward was received way back in April when I succeeded in accomplishing my goal – the race in Hawaii itself was no reward. It was just a really long, brutally hot and painful 12 hour slog through 140.6 miles of desolate lava fields.

Why? Because I had no goal in Hawaii aside from simply finishing. And from the moment the cannon went off to signal the swim start at 7:00 am on Saturday morning in Kailua-Kona Bay, all I could think about was the finish line. That’s no way to do an Ironman.

Dr. Richter of Johns Hopkins Medical School carried out an experiment that attempted to measure the motivational effect of having a goal. The experiments involved placing rats into cylinders of water that were thirty inches deep by eight inches wide. After a short time, half of the rats were momentarily rescued by being lifted out of the cylinder for a few seconds, then put right back into the water. The other half were not. The group that was given hope swam for more than three days. The other rats drowned almost immediately.

The rats that knew there was a chance of being rescued again had a goal – to stay alive until the next rescue. The other group had no goal, so they just gave up. I think that’s kind of what happened to me in Kona on Saturday – I didn’t really have a goal, so I sort of just checked out. That’s a very painful way to race an Ironman. It makes for one VERY long, VERY difficult day!

I learned about the necessity of a worthy goal. We are motivated by bold challenges that are only slightly out of reach. Winning Ironman Hawaii wasn’t even in the realm of possible outcomes, and placing somewhere in the middle of the pack was the best I could hope for. After all, I was racing with the best Ironman triathletes in the world. I figured that just making it to the finish line would provide me with enough incentive to enjoy the epic event, but evidently, I need more than that.

It was an important lesson learned and a day that I will never forget.