Desire Vs. Determination

It takes determination to accomplish what you desire.

It takes determination to accomplish what you desire.

  • Desire is wonderful – but dreams don’t put food on the table. That takes Diligence.
  • Diligence may be powered by Desire – but Desire alone cannot put food on the table. That takes Determination.
  • Desire may be the inspiration to motivate – but Diligence is the engine that moves you to prosperity.

Dreams of the head have to work down into the heart in order for Desire to do its work.

  • Desire is your fuel;
  • Diligence is your engine;
  • Your employment is your vehicle;
  • YOU are the driver.

Drive to accomplish your desires – you have been blessed with power to be productive.

There is a connection between diligence and prosperity. Prosperity is not measured by physical accomplishments but by inner character.

Write down your life goals and then calculate what you need to do to accomplish them. The most important question: “Am I willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish my goals?”

Without thoughtful, planned commitment, your goals will remain as unaccomplished dreams. If the thing is right, you already possess the strength to accomplish your Desire.

Prosperity is the benefit of hard work. Dreams do not put food on the table—diligence does. The choice is yours. You can enjoy the sweetness of accomplishing your goals, or you can keep on dreaming.

Timothy Rose, Author, 56 Notions of Success.

Helping the Hurting in Myanmar

Building Trustworthy Relationships

Trust is required in all good relationships. Whether its business or personal, the greater compliment is being told you are trusted.

Many business owners assume if they give the market what they want they will be loved. Love, however, is only part of the equation. Loyal clients love your products because of trust in your service.

Whether you are a leader in business, not-for-profit, or a leader at home; trust is the greater requirement. The ideal atmosphere is when love results from trust.

There is in American history an account of a strong leader. She abandoned her husband with no warning; she couldn’t work a job longer than six months; when she did work she was so tired that she would fall asleep in the middle of a conversation. Was she loved? Yes! How? Because she was trusted: she was Harriot Tubman, the “Moses” of southern American slaves who followed her to freedom.

Trust is the foundation upon which a mature devotion can flourish. You usually have to stretch yourself beyond your current abilities when it comes to living and working with others. You have to develop unique skills.

Building trust with a loved one or work colleague requires character and competence. Connect in a way where you want to see what is best for those you lead.

Every duty of a leader has at its core this responsibility to improve those they are leading.

Adoration of your business yielding word-of-mouth referrals is a by-product of being trusted. When you work at becoming trustworthy, everyone benefits.

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Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Quantum growth-sudden leaps of success in personal and business life-are a result of opening yourself up to what you don’t know!

I remember the day I decided I was going to migrate to other side of the world. Typical twenty something, I was hopeful, courageous, daring and willing to take risks.

I also remember a respected community leader telling me I was wrong to imagine such success. He had contacts who told him it couldn’t be done: I would not be able to migrate to New Zealand.

Boy was he wrong! I became a resident of New Zealand and enjoyed that magical country for twenty-four years.

New businesses and new relationships are untangled and unafraid! When we are untangled and unafraid, we are able to grow by leaps and bounds!

Businesses like relationships often become prudent and cautious with age. Dare I say even timid and afraid to grow too quickly?

Experience teaches how to sustain growth with incremental success. This comes from building on top of what is already known.

But is that enough?

Quantum growth—sudden leaps of success in personal and business life—are a result of opening yourself up to what you don’t know!

There is a saying attributed to Albert Einstein that states, the problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.

The problems in your business and relationships will not be solved with the same thinking that created your foundation. Such growth lies in what you haven’t yet learned.

  • LG started as a chemical industry company and moved to hygiene products before becoming the electronic appliance giant of today.
  • Tiffany’s didn’t start by selling high-quality jewelry: it was a New York stationery store in 1837.

Clearly these businesses dared to take a leap of faith and enjoyed boundless growth as a result.

Are you looking to grow in leaps and bounds? Tap into the generosity of your youth and be willing to learn from its daring outlook!

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Helping the Hurting in Myanmar – Please help me raise “90 Hundreds in 90 Days”

Helping the Hurting in Myanmar

I’ve never done this before!

I’ve created my first GO FUND ME campagin.

Many are aware of my involvement in with overseas mission work since 1991. Predominately I have assisted communities in the Pacific Rim Area; however, a special need has touched my heart in Myanmar (formally Burma).

4 years ago I was contacted by Thomas who asked me to come teach and preach in his home area. I knew very little of Myanmar back then. However, since Thomas contacted me, I have learned much.

Thomas lives in Chin State. It is located in the northern west border of Bangeldash. According to British Broadcasting Company, “The Chin people, … are one of the most persecuted minority groups in Burma.”

Wikipedia explains the on-going ethnic and religious persecution if you want to read more.

Yet I have never hear Thomas complain about persecution.

It is the opposite.

He started “Hope Children Education Center ” to rescue thousands of children from the life of poverty and hopelessness.

He created “Dynamic Literature Ministry” so that Christ’s virtures could be read. Thomas explains: “Our country does not have many biblical resources as is found in the English language countries.” So they translate, publish, and distribute reading materials at no cost to thier fellow citizens.

Since the few short years I have known Thomas, he has reported natural disasters that are just a fleeting mention in our news wires. These disasters add hardship to the difficult life already endured.

In a little more than 90 days, I will be with Thomas in the Chin State. I am raising $9,000 for the organization that overseas these ministries, “National Partnership Missions.

My trip is already paid for and your contributions are not for me. All you give will help a persecuted, poverty-stricken people with basic life needs:

*  Education;
*  School supplies;
*  Reading material.

Will you not help me raise “90 hundreds in 90 days”?

National Partnership Missions has founded “Freedom Bible Institute .” These are special people being trained how to minister to their people’s unique circumstances.

November 5-11, 2016, I will be meeting these wonderful beings. Thomas will be taking me throughout that week to different groups associated with National Partnership Missions.

He has asked me to teach and preach about missions. He wants to encourage the students and workers to promote the message of Christ’s love.

Click here and help the hurting in Myanmar.

It would be an honor and privilege to stand before these hurting people and tell them how much YOU care for them by your prayers and financial contributions.

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Its Okay to Love Yourself

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. — Gautama Buddha

Being reared inside of Fundamentalist Christian circles, I was taught it was evil to love yourself. For many years I obediently propagated this falsehood. Joy was taught as the acronym: J.O.Y. The acronym was made of three words: Jesus, Others, and You. The teaching is that in order to obtain inner joy, you have to love your Self last. You must love Jesus firstly, others secondly, and aways lastly your Self.

The theology propagates a notion of self-hate.

For many years, I hungered to understand how this could be so. Gnawing within were questions like, “Am I not a product of the Creator?” and “How can I love my Creator if I cannot love myself—a product of creation?”

The truth is: to love your Self is to love the Creator.

Joseph Butler was an Anglican theologian (Christian) of the 17th century. His moral philosophy is known for criticizing egoistic self-love. Interestingly enough, his arguments help us understand that every passion we pursue does not mean we are selfish. He helps us understand the principle of self-love is happiness of the self, not self-indulgence. In other words: it’s okay to love yourself.

Jesus taught to love your neighbor as yourself. You cannot love others until you learn to love yourself. That means it is okay to love yourself. And you will never obtain success until you do.

There is something driving you to be successful. What is it that you want to produce? Is there a service you are passionate to give others? Is it a legacy for your family? There is something you want to pursue. It is not a sin to seek happiness. And you find happiness during the pursuit of a passion.

Love is more than an emotion.

Love as a noun means there is a mental affection that gets excited at beauty and things of worth. There is an intellectual pleasure communicated through qualities of objects and people. It is not just an emotion of sensuality.

You are a beautiful creature. The combinations of natural elements that make up who you are defy logic. You are a wonderful, marvelous person. Appreciate your own worth.

Love as a verb is the general sense of being pleased with something. When you respect the qualities of your own make-up, it yields a pleasing sensation. You are happy to be alive. You are grateful for life. You love your Self. And you are able to do something with that love for others.  Love is faith in action.

When there is a mutual commitment to shared vision, there is love. Your success begins with loving yourself and embracing the dream you have to help others. Create your personal mission statement and put your love into practice. Mutual love submits to something greater than you. Loving your Self is the foundation for loving others and creating a cause.

Success to fulfill your dreams begins when you unite an appreciation for who you are with what you want to do. Your outward actions express your inward Self. Love who you are so that you can express an unselfish love towards others.

There is a parable floating through cyberspace of unknown origin that illustrates this notion of success. It is a story of an African tribe who handles a member who does something hurtful and wrong. They take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done.

Sometimes you need to be reminded that you were made exactly how the Creator intended. Yes, we all fall short of Eternal glory. And that is the point: His standard is what we strive to meet! Inside of you is the ability to find that glory. When you make a mistake, don’t focus on what went wrong; focus on what went right. There is so much good in you. It is from that good you will find success.

Affirmation: I am loving with a unified body and soul.

The above is a selection from 56 Notions of Success. You can meet me at a book signing August 14, 2016 in Carlsbad, California.

Book Signing & Burma

The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is hosting its 18th Annual Art in the Village on Aug. 14, 2016. Over 150 local artists will be displaying their gorgeous talent in this one-day open-air event.

And yours truly will be enjoying another book signing. I love these events because it gives me an opportunity to have conversations with potential readers. This event will be extra special because it will also be a reunion with those who have already read the book.

I’ll be signing 56 Notions of Success at:

MYSTICAL DRAGON BOOKS & GIFTS

2860 State Street, Carlsbad, California

Sunday, August 14, 2016

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Everyone who purchases a copy will be contributing to a special cause:

Helping to rebuild buildings for an institute in Myramar (Burma) destroyed in recent natural disasters.

Burma is one of the countries whose disasters go unnoticed by the majority. I’ve been in communication with this particular community for more than 4 years. It will be a privilege to finally meet them.

And when I do, I want to be able to hand over a large check to assist in their building projects.

I’ll blog more about this in the near future and set up a way for you to contribute. I’ll be teaching over there for one week this November.

Looking forward to meeting YOU in two weeks.

How to Enjoy the Moment

Daily rituals are your means to live a fulfilled meaningful life.

Sometimes you read blogs like this and even though your heart sings in harmony while you are reading you wonder how to recall the tune when it is finished.

It is important to have a practical application to Embracing Where You Are At. There are as many applications as there are persons; however, let me give you one that is common to all: rituals.

Religion is an intricate aspect of being human because it supplies rituals. People are “religious” by nature and why religious systems and institutions will always be with us.

However, there are things you do “religiously” that you would not connect with worshiping a greater Power. Whether it be gardening, meeting up friends at a particular restaurant or playing with your cat; these are sacred moments.

When you do the little things on a regular basis you connect with the environment, others and most importantly yourself. You are recharging your internal batteries.

The daily rituals you exercise to eat, groom prepare for bed are just as important as meditation or prayer—and they have similar power. You are focusing on the moment! The past is behind you; the future is not important; brushing your teeth is the most important part of your life at the time you are doing it!

The core value is the moment itself! It’s not the taking out of trash; it’s the opportunity to reflect upon what is within. Rituals are performed by our physical aspect without thought. That is your opportunity to appreciate your Essence. Value your physical experience as a spiritual being.

Daily rituals are your means to live a fulfilled meaningful life. Learn to appreciate each one you will learn to embrace any event. From your daily “worship” activities you gain strength to be still and respond to events instead of reacting thoughtlessly.