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Has Your Life Come Full Circle?

posted by cweiner

I remember speaking with a friend three years ago who mentioned about how life has its interesting turns and twists. This person also went on to say about how ironic things can turn out in life.

Of course I found this to be interesting as I think about this type of thing often.

As I gave more thought to this, I began to think more about one’s life journey.

Each person has their own personal and unique life’s journey and along with it the interesting turns and twists that are unique and sometimes appear to be ironic.

But are they really?

This entire thought process led me to what I want to speak about today and that is…

“Has your life come full circle?”

1. The illusion of karma- I’m sure you’ve heard about how people say that “karma” will get you one way or the other. You’ll hear it’s “good karma” to do “this” and it’s “bad karma” if you do “that.” Many people live with this thought process and think if they or someone else does something labeled as “good” then they’ll get “good” in return.

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Many people also think if they or someone else does something labeled as “bad” or “negative” then they’ll get “negative” or “bad” in return.

Both of these types of situations are illusions and the same can be said of “karma.”

The interesting turns and twists along with everything that occurs in your life has nothing to do with “karma.” It has everything to do with the duality and synchronicity of the Universe.

You may not see that with your eyes but that is what’s going on “below the surface.”

Why is this important?

Because when it comes to your life coming full circle, in essence it is and has already been functioning in this mode of coming full circle.

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Those people, places, and events, especially the people, who come into, go out of, and then back into your life does not happen by accident. In fact, in many ways they never left to begin with.

It may appear that way on the outside but in actuality those people, who contribute to both your life and you coming full circle in your life, never left.

2. Your circle of influence- The people you associate with in your life is your circle of influence. Of course this can and does change over time. As you go through your life’s journey people will come into and go out of your life.

Along with this people can come into, go out of, and then come back into your life.

They can also go out of your life and stay out as well.

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So your circle of influence is always changing in one way or the other.

This plays very much into your life coming full circle.

How many people have you known who were in your life at some point, who may have criticized you, then all of a sudden appear a number of years later and then praise you.

How many people do you know in your own life who were in your life and then for some reason dropped out, and then resurfaced years later, but they have completely changed from the way they “used” to be?

I find this to be fascinating because it applies to every person in the world, in one way or the other.

The other part of this has to do with the timing of these situations that occur. This is discussed next.

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3. The beauty of timing- Just like with “karma” people will say there is “good timing” and then label other situations and events as having “bad timing.”

And just like with the illusion of “karma” this is not true, it’s how we perceive it.

The so called “good” and “bad” timings of the events in your life is just one’s perception of what they see in that moment.

The fact of the matter is that the “good” and “bad”, “positive” and “negative” timing of it has both sides occurring equally.

When it comes to your life coming full circle, when you look real closely it has always come full circle.

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My intention for you is to be aware of that so you don’t get caught into the illusions of life which leads to an unnecessary amount of emotional baggage that may weigh you down.

It is much wiser to see both sides equally of every person, event, and situation that takes place during your life’s journey.

When you’re able to do this, you’ll greatly reduce any of that emotional baggage that may have been weighing you down.

This will help you to empower the different areas of your life and then you’ll start to see certain people who you may have forgotten about, and who may have criticized you in your past, resurface and then praise you.

You’ll also start to see this same pattern occurring with events as well.

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All of this happens when you realize the magnificence and brilliance of who you are along with the tremendous amount of value you contribute to others and the world.

When you value yourself, the world values you.When you invest in yourself, the world invests in you.

When you treat yourself as the magnificent genius you are, the more your genius unfolds and surfaces…

And the more you give yourself permission to do amazing things, the more the world sees how amazing of a person you are.

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How Much Is Your Knowledge Worth?

posted by cweiner

When I was living in Florida, back in the late 80’s up until the mid 90’s I worked out in a gym. And it was there that I met a guy named Sid.

You wouldn’t think at first upon meeting Sid, but he was a millionaire. At the time I met him, which was back in 1988, he was 66 years young.

Sid had his own business in New York City and had been a millionaire since the 1960’s. He owned a company that installed fire alarm sprinklers. Many of his clients were big companies and large corporations.

At first I didn’t know this about him but as I became friendlier with him he told me more and more about his business.

Since I would see him on a regular basis in the gym, he actually, in his own words, adopted me and said he was my “gym father.” We would go out to eat and at times I would go over to his condo.

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Over the 7 plus years that I knew him, he would tell me various stories about his life and business.

Now here was a guy who by his own admission was not “book smart.” He didn’t graduate high school and when it came to the “book work” type of things he wasn’t too smart.

However when it came to “real life” applications and business, it was a different story as that is where he excelled.

One day he was telling me a story of a client he had who called him up and was basically in a panic because their fire alarm system wasn’t working and they were worried about violating the fire code.

So Sid went over, turned a screw and in less than a minute the issue was fixed.

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Sid then handed his client a bill for $1000 and the guy got very annoyed, and said, “Why are you charging me $1000, all you did was turn a screw and it took you only about 30 seconds.”

Sid’s reply was…

“Did you have the knowledge to turn that screw.”

This story and its message has always stuck with me and so I decided to share this with you today and to also ask you the question…

“How much is your knowledge worth?”

For Sid “turning that screw” involved something he had a high level of expertise in.

For you, what is that “screw” so to speak. What is that high level skill that you have? Where do you excel? Where is your expertise beyond others?

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Keep in mind that this, in many cases, has nothing to do with whether you have a degree, license, certification, or excellent grades. It has everything to do with what you do best.

If you find yourself saying “I don’t know” then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve injected the values of others and perhaps comparing yourself to others and/or trying to be someone you’re not.

The fact is, you do have something you excel in. Where is it and how can it serve and help others?

Whatever it is that you excel in, stick with it no matter what. Many times people give up what they would love to do because someone said that you can’t make any money doing it. This of course is not true because anything you see with your eyes is represented by an industry where someone is making millions doing it.

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Along with sticking with what you excel at, it is wise to gain as much knowledge and learn as much as possible on an on going basis, so you can have that knowledge which allows you to “turn that screw.”

Now of course it is important for you to learn how to market what you do and to promote what you do. Just keep in mind as it relates to this, is that your high level of expertise and how it can serve and help others is also your marketing of it.

The guy who got annoyed with Sid because he got a bill for $1000 was most likely thinking that in order to charge a high amount of money that it means you must do hours and hours of work on something…

But what if you can help someone in a very short period of time and get them the result they want?

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Think about this as it applies to you and your situation.

From personal experience and what I do, I come across this often.

If I can help you breakthrough a money block or some type of distracting emotion in any area of your life involving fear, regret, depression, and so on, within a few hours at most, isn’t that worth a lot to you?

My point here is that if you can help someone in whatever it is that you do, and you truly deliver on getting people the results they want, then how much is that worth?

How much value is that service worth to you and them?

Of course you don’t want to exaggerate yourself and the services you provide by overcharging people, but at the same time you don’t want to minimize and under charge either.

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So it comes back to the question, “how much is your knowledge worth?”

It is very wise to be in fair and equal exchange with others.

This applies to what I am speaking about here and in any area of your life.

Your magnificence and brilliance has value to others. As soon as you realize this fact about you, then it is time to serve and help others with it as well.

This is another way of me saying that you have a tremendous amount of value to contribute to the world with your amazing uniqueness.

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Is Your Life Like A Running Race?

posted by cweiner

It is the name of a song.

However, it’s more well known as the name of a movie.

And the message in this movie is one that you can use to transform any area of your life.

It’s the type of message that can certainly help you go from where you are now to where you want to be.

The name of the movie is, “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner”

It’s the story of a rebellious youth, Colin, who was sent to an all boys detention center as a result of committing robbery. While at the detention center he catches the eye of the governor (or what is known today as the warden) because of his long distance running ability.

The Governor gives Colin special privileges with the intention of using Colin’s long distance running ability in a big race against a rival institution. These privileges include not being disciplined and having more freedom than the other boys.

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What is particularly interesting is that Colin is allowed to practice his running outside the locked gates of the detention center while being unsupervised.

As a result of this preferential treatment, Colin has to deal with the jealousy of the other inmates.

Finally it’s the day of the big  5 mile race. As the race unfolds Colin breaks out in front and has a very comfortable lead. With an easy victory within his sights he starts having flashbacks of his life. These range from his family to his arrest and to where his life currently is and going.

Within just a few yards of the finish line and with the Governor, the police, along with everyone else looking on, he stops running as the runner from the rival institution passes him by and cross the finish line.

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Now why in the world would a youth in a detention center, who has received preferential treatment for his special skills, give up and “throw” the race?

Before answering that I want you to think about something…

Whenever you’ve had the feeling of “giving up” what thoughts were going through your mind? Was it about something you did or didn’t do? Was it the endless mind chatter of what other people said you could or couldn’t do? Was it something that was real in the first place?

As a result of this did you give up or did you persist through it no matter what?

If you decided to give up what were your reasons? If you decided to keep going and persist what were your reasons?

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Whatever it is that you’re looking to achieve there will be “up” moments and “down” moments along that journey. And the higher level of achievement you reach the more those “up” and “down” moments come up.

Now when you’re able to handle each of these moments in a poised manner, and know that each are there to benefit you on your mission, you have a greater appreciation and are grateful for them.

And at times you’ll experience that “loneliness”, especially when you’re on track to achieve high levels of success.

This is true of any person who has ever had what people call a “successful” business.

It happens especially during those times when putting in the long hours involved in doing whatever it takes. This happens with athletes and professionals in all industries. For those of you who have families it certainly occurs there as well.

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During his long and lonely runs outside the locked gates of the detention center Colin would have flashbacks of his life that led right up to where he currently was.

And it was during these flashbacks that his reason for pulling up short in a race that he could have won easily came up.

He realized that he was being used and manipulated by the Governor. His special skills as a long distance runner were being used by the Governor for the Governor’s own benefit.

Even though Colin did get preferential treatment and unsupervised runs outside the locked gates, he felt he was minimizing himself to authority in the process.

And this was the reason he “threw” the race and purposely stopped just a few yards short of the finish line while an “angry” Governor looked on.

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Why is this important and how can it help you in your life?

Because if you find yourself saying “I should”, “I have to”, “I’m supposed to”, “I’ve got to” then you’re (and this occurs subconsciously) in some way minimizing yourself to some perceived authority who told you that you “should”, “have to”, are supposed to”, and “got to.”

For example…

If you’re working a job you don’t like right now, you’re most likely using the languaging I just mentioned above. When you take a deeper look you’ll see at some point that  you got those beliefs from someone. It could have been parents, friends, teachers, or anyone you gave authority too.

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This isn’t a bad thing. It’s an awareness thing and something I want you to be aware of.

In Colin’s case it was a running race that he purposely lost because he was being rebellious towards the Governor who was manipulating him.

For you it’s about your life and what you’re here to be, do, and have.

Now of course I’m not telling you to go out and be rebellious just for the sake of defying authority.

What I am telling you is to know what your true values are and to live your life accordingly. You’ll know this when you find yourself saying, “I love to”, “I’m inspired to”, “I’m blessed” and “This is what I’ve always dreamed of doing.”

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Many times we as humans will listen to what a perceived authority tells us to do. That’s human nature. It’s important to respect others but at the same time to question (in a fair way) what they may tell you to do…especially when it comes to different areas of your life that’s most important to you.

If there is such a thing as a “race” in life, rather than pulling up short and not finishing it because of giving in to what a perceived authority told you to do…

It is much wiser to know what it is that you would love to be, do, and have.

Because, as a result, you’ll be persistent when you have those moments when you feel like giving up (and you won’t give up)…

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You’ll continue to grow your self confidence…

You’ll be respected and more appreciated for all that you do…

You’ll discover the tremendous amount of value you contribute to the world…

And most of all…

You’ll realize that your uniqueness is what allows you to shine and be the magnificent and special person you are.

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Without This You Cannot Succeed…

posted by cweiner

Something took place in the fall of 1960 that changed the course of history.

It was the presidential debates between candidates, then Vice President Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

Leading up to the debates Nixon had a comfortable lead.

After the debate Kennedy pulled ahead and won the election a month later.

How did this happen?

These were the first debates that were televised. Most of the information the general public received up to that point was communicated through radio. As a result, Nixon had a comfortable lead.

Then when the TV cameras were on everything changed and Kennedy took command and eventually won the election.

What was the difference that caused a downward spiral for Nixon, while Kennedy skyrocketed?

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It is the same difference that involves you and your ability to achieve success in any area of your life.

Here’s what happened during those 1960 debates…

Nixon appeared nervous and anxious.
Kennedy was calm and totally in control.

Nixon lacked confidence and poise.
Kennedy showed confidence and poise.

Nixon lost the election.
Kennedy won the election…

And history was changed as a result.

So back to how this happened…

Because Nixon wasn’t able to manage his emotions while Kennedy did manage his emotions.

Now of course I’m not turning this into a political discussion. What I am doing is bringing up something that’s vitally important in your ability to achieve the type of success you want in the areas of life most important to you.

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And it comes down to you being able to manage your emotions.

Because without this you cannot succeed.

So what does it mean to manage your emotions and why is it so important to your success?

Managing your emotions really comes down to your ability to remain poised, even in the face of very challenging and difficult situations. It also involves you being able to remain poised in very supporting and highly positive situations.

Anytime you get too “down”, “depressed”, “angry”, and any other negative emotion over a person or situation you become distracted.

Anytime you get too “up”, “elated”, “happy”, and any other highly positive emotion over a person or situation you become distracted.

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In either of these cases you’re not being poised.

Take a look in your own life. Recall those moments when you were really “down” about something. Were you able to stay focused or did you have what seemed like a million thoughts going through your mind?

Now recall those moments when you were really “up” and “elated” about something or someone. Were you able to stay focused or did your mind wander off into a million and one thoughts?

In either case it leaves you distracted and not able to stay completely focused.

This may not seem like much at first. But look at it like this…

Let’s say you have an empty water gallon jug. You place it under the water faucet. Then you fill it up with water drip by drip. It may take a while but that water gallon jug will fill up and when it does, what happens? The water overflows.

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This a a metaphor for what happens in your mind each time you don’t maintain your poise, especially in challenging and difficult situations. That’s why venting is an unwise thing to do.

Why is this important to your success in any area of life.

Because when you’re able to manage your emotions you are poised. This results in you becoming and maintaining your focus in the many situations, both positive and negative, that you encounter during your life.

And it’s this which allows you to really tap into your genius and inner brilliance in ways you never thought were possible.

As a result you’ll have a clear mind which will allow you to come up with the strategies that can help you in the areas of life most important to you.

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Whether you’re looking to get out out debt and want to achieve financial freedom…

Whether you’re looking to have that long lasting relationship with someone…

Or whether you’re looking to live a much healthier life…

Managing your emotions is your guiding force in all of it.

Just know that any situation you encounter during the course of your life, even if it may not seem that way on the outside, has an equal amount of positives and negatives, benefits and drawbacks attached to it.

When you realize that and live your life in that manner, the way people perceive you changes. The way you perceive yourself changes. You start to draw new opportunities to you. In other words you transform your life.

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The result…

You’ll be able to change the course of history in your own life.

You may not be running for president but you are “running” for other important things in your own life.

And one of the most fulfilling of all is that you realize how magnificent of a person you really are…

Because this helps you to help others through the tremendous amount of value you contribute to the world with your uniqueness.

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