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21 Simple Truths for Building Great Faith

The journey of accomplishing your goals and aspirations will not be without challenges and obstacles. Faith in God and in the seeds of greatness that dwells in you will be essential to manifesting the results you desire in 2014 and beyond.

My hope is that these simple truths for building your faith will encourage you to believe that you are destined for greatness!

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun with rain but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
~Martin Luther King Jr.~

Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. You can't see the future, yet you know it will come; you can't see the air, yet you continue to breathe.
~Claire London~
I am not moved by what I see. I am not moved by what I feel. I am moved only by what I believe.

21 Simple Truths on Developing Courage

Margie Warrell writes in Find Your Courage, “Ultimately, courage has little to do with heroic acts and everything to do with the choices you make moment by moment, day by day, right throughout the course of your life. Every time an opportunity challenges you to be more than you are presently are – to take responsibility for the state of your life, express yourself authentically, act with integrity pursue your dreams, open your heart wide to the experiences of life, say no to what doesn't inspire you and yes to what does- you are acting with courage. Such opportunities to act with courage arise every day of your life.”

The following quotes are some of my favorite on courage. I'm sharing them with you with the intention of inspiring your heart and mind with a desire to manifest the seeds of greatness that dwell within you in a more expansive way in the upcoming year.

You are always only one choice away from changing your life.
~Marcy Blochowiak~
The people who get on in this world a…

21 Simple Truths for Having Hope Now!

It is never too late to want more in life. Renewing your hope in the possibilities of what can be inspires you to dare greatly. Your capacity to dwell in hope creates a desire in your heart to grab hold of the present and seek out opportunities to manifest the seeds of greatness dwelling within you.

The following quotes on hope can begin to water your seeds of greatness and inspire you to take purpose-driven actions to manifest more of what you want in life.

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
~Barbara Kingsoliver~
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
~President Barack Obama~
I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that remains.
~Anne F…

It's Time You Tell a Different Story about What's Possible In Your Life

The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark. ~Michelangelo~
In Find YourCourage, Margie Warrell writes, “Though your past is no longer your current reality you are constrained by the past through the stories you created in it.” The way that you observe the world is different from how I observe the world. The manner in which you and I interpret our experiences, past and present is largely due to the emotional interpretation we have attached to our experiences and the belief system which dominates our thinking. Our interpretation of experiences creates the stories that consciously and unconsciously influence our identity and behavior. The present state of our lives is an accumulation of the stories that we are telling ourselves. If we are to unleash greater measures of the seeds of greatness dwelling within us, we have to acknowledge that our best thinking got us where we are and if where we…

14 Leadership Quotes on How to Go from Good to Great by Jim Collins

Jim Collins book, Good to Great serves as one of my business go-to guides. I'm a HUGE fan of  author, Jim Collins. 

The following leadership quotes are being shared to inspire you with vision and a passionate determination to develop and sustain your audacity to pursue your dreams by taking action that will grow your skills, knowledge and talent so you can flourish in your endeavors as you close out 2013 and start strong in 2014.

1. “Good is the enemy of great.”

2. “A culture of discipline is not a principle of business, it is a principle of greatness.” 3. “Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.” 4. “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.” 5.“For no matter what we achieve, if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life. But if we spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect – pe…

What Is Your Leadership IQ?

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
~Jack Welch~
Taking an active role in the creation of your future requires that you choose to activate your ability to lead from within. According to Jim Collins, “Leading from within requires that you develop the habit of being aware of your thoughts, feelings, emotions, words and “life messages”. The greatest impact you will have as a leader is the ability to grow and develop the leadership ability of those within your sphere of influence.

This is something I know from experience. On several occasions throughout my 20+ leadership career in the hospitality industry, I was provided the opportunity to lead teams, where teamwork was something that was talked about and rarely demonstrated with consistent action. Recognizing the importance of individuals being able to work in harmony with one another to meet business objectives, on numerous occasions, I had to engag…