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You Were Born for This!

Born for This

Why are you here? Have you ever stopped to wonder?

Some would have you believe that you are merely here because of a reaction between two complex molecules. They would have you believe that there is no purpose to your life other than to procreate and advance the species. You are not special. You are nothing more than a random mixture of DNA. Born DNA

They will tell you that the world is made up of only greed, selfishness, and misery. They will tell you it is okay to become cynical, negative, and depressed because that’s how life is. They will be angry with envy when you succeed. They will be content and self-congratulating when you are down. They will never stop criticizing everything else because “life’s not fair.”

They will tell you that your biggest dreams are foolish and that your deep emotions are over-exaggerated.…

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John F. Kennedy’s Case for Dreaming Big

John F. Kennedy’s Case for Dreaming Big

JFK moonThis weekend I was reading John F. Kennedy’s speech at Rice University in 1962. You may know it as the speech in which he declared that we would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

This speech is fascinating because at the time it was given, the United States hadn’t even put a man into space yet. The U.S. was repeatedly getting embarrassed by Russia, whose space program was breaking new ground over and over again. In the space race, the U.S. was falling way behind.

When Kennedy took the stage that day he knew he needed to do something to inspire the American people; to wake the ingenuity and creativity of a country. He knew it would take the strength and support of an entire nation to achieve such a lofty goal.…

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What if money was no object?

This is such a hard principle to teach people because we have been programmed to think of success and satisfaction completely backwards.
I hope you enjoy it. Remember to chase your dreams!

Kris…

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Do What Makes You Feel Alive!

Do What Makes You Feel Alive!

Ask YourselfThis is such a cool representation of how many of us are trained to give up our dreams at a young age in order to fit into a cultural norm or to meet the expectations of others. Artwork by Gavin Aung Than of zenpencils.com

– Kris

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Get Those Hands Dirty!

Get Those Hands Dirty!

    When I first started consulting businesses and providing life-coaching for individuals, I felt that the greatest thing most people lacked was a vision. A real, solid vision of what they wanted for their business or for their life. Most people have dreams floating around in their head of how nice it would be to do this or have that. But very, very few have taken the time to sit down and really think through their ideal life and then write it down. I always felt that if a business or individual could just do that, they would be on their way to a more successful life.

I still believe that to be the case but I have come to realize that there is a second factor that actually seems to trip up a lot of people.…

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Wake Up

Last night someone asked me why I started Successify! I have always had different answers to this question but none of them ever seemed to describe why I really started it or what it’s purpose is.

As I thought more about it on the drive home, these words came to mind:

“I look out and see a world full of promise and opportunity…and it is waiting.

I look around and see people full of promise and potential…but they are sleeping.”

And I realized that it was a great way to describe what I’m trying to do. I feel like we live in an amazing world where it has been proven time and time again that ANYBODY can rise up and create a fabulous and successful life.…

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Let No One Predict Thy Future!

Let No One Predict Thy Future!

Over the weekend I came across a list of predictions “experts” made about certain products or people that turned out to be totally false. It reaffirmed for me that we should never let anyone but ourselves decide our future. Your future is completely unwritten and you can change the course of your life at any point. Imagine what would have happened if the world would have believed these predictions:

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” (Western Union memo, 1876.)

“Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” (Popular Mechanics, forecasting advance of science, 1949.)

“I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.)

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” (Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.)

“But what is it good for?” (Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the micro chip, 1968)

“There is no reason why anyone would want to have a computer in their home.” (Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977.)

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.…

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Persistence and Hope

Persistence and Hope

“When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
                                                                                                – Jacob Riis

There is probably nothing more important in our struggle for self-improvement than persistence and hope. Persistence produces the results, while hope pushes us to take another step. These two go hand in hand just the way faith and works do.

If I hope to reach a goal but give up trying whenever I face an obstacle, I will never reach any goal worth achieving.…

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