Real power is fueled by moral authority. It is the ability to lead and influence others not by title or status but through our actions and the way we authentically live.
This type of authority can’t be bought because it’s the energy around us. This energy inspires others to want to be better by focusing on the right things for the right reasons. It is the staying power that lasts a lifetime since it is grounded in universal principles like honesty, empathy, sacrifice and hard work.
Let us prove our moral authority in our effortless actions and influence today.
When life on the outside seems to be spinning out of control it is usually because we are spinning out of control on the inside. There’s no place to hide on the inside.
This turmoil is merely an outward expression of frustration.
The more value we place on the things out of our control, the less control we have.
When we control the things we can control, we are able to find balance and our lives align with stability. It is easier to stay grounded rather than getting devoured in the chaos.
Let us stay centered in our inside world so we can deal with the outside world better today.
Creating a negative response in a volatile situation is like adding fuel to a fire. If we keep feeding the situation fuel, the fire gets bigger. Worse, it may spiral out of control.
To squelch the fire, when we stop feeding it fuel, the fire dies out.
Volatility requires energy. If we resist responding, the momentum dwindles. We then control the flame.
When we control the way we respond, and that may be silence, we control the power in a heated exchange.
Let us choose when, how to, or if we should respond, with elegance and confidence today.
Great success requires us to be distinctive, best or first. Being appealing because of an unusual characteristic is intriguing (distinctive).
Serving with the highest degree of excellence is hard to find (best).
Being first is where the risk is no matter what the situation is.
It’s risky to be the first one to step up and lead, to be the first one to speak up, to be the first one to call out inequality, to be the first one to put our heart and soul into a new idea, to be the first one to put our credibility on the line….
Let us be the first-rate version of success for ourselves today.
With each experience, we are led one step closer towards our life’s purpose. Life has a way of leading us where we are supposed to go whether we realize it or not. When we are in the flow of life, one event magically leads us to another. Magic happens when we are open to be led by faith where we have an unshakable desire to do something without evidence or knowing why. Let us step into the unknown current of life and see where it takes us today
Our value proposition is anything we contribute that is desirable or useful.
The more value we add to ourselves, the more valuable we are. The more value we add to others, the more valuable we become to them.
In every relationship or situation, there is an exchange of value: new, more or better.
The key is to be valuable by increasing our worth.
Let us be intentional and contribute significant value in whatever we do today.
All influential people are hopeful. Everything we do and expect is based on hope. Once we choose hope, everything becomes a possibility. c
To have hope, we must see a future. We must trust there is a path to our future with a goal guiding us in how to get there. Then we must be confident that we can get there by accomplishing our goal.
The formula is simple if we truly have hope and believe we can make a difference.
We can never lose hope. Let us radiate high-hope and know our actions matter today.
When life is peaceful, it’s easier to get into a flow of experience that seems effortless. When we engage with people, places and things that align with who we are, the calmer life feels.
Any other interaction, if we have a choice, is a poor use of our energy and time.
If we aren’t aligned with others that are striving to serve others and be better, nothing will change, and our growth becomes stagnant.
Let us conserve our energy so we can move naturally and farther by being in perfect alignment today.
We can’t give what we don’t have. Our cup must be overflowing. It must be full of money, time, support, love, health…. If our cup isn’t topped off, there’s no excess to give to anyone else.
If we don’t have time to do what we must do, how can we give time to another?
If we don’t have enough money to care for ourselves, how can we give to another?
If we aren’t taking care of ourselves first, how can we fully take care of anyone else?
We can’t let our wellspring dry up.
Let us fill our cups to the brim first so we can give more to others today.
Being with others that brings out the best in us is priceless. There’s nothing like being with another that lights us up so we feel like we can do anything or be anyone.
It works both ways. When we seek to find the best in others, we often find the best in ourselves.
Let us steer away from those that cause stress and look for those that bring out the best in us today.