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Hummingbirds know how to find the sweet juice.  They zero right in on the most beautiful flowers full of sweetness and nectar.

Life offers you many choices.  Choose wisely to find your sweet juice.  People, opportunities and situations are not always what they appear to be.  They can also change in an instant.

There is a wonderful fruit from Israel called the sabra fruit.  The outside is quite prickly, but inside is a tasty, sweet fruit.

The rose is such a beautiful flower, but beware of its thorns.  People can also have similar protective mechanisms.

One of the things that makes life so exciting is it changes constantly.  Another is that life is not always what it seems.  It keeps you on your toes because anything can happen.

Another interesting quality of a hummingbird is their high energy.  They move at such a fast speed.  They are the only bird that can fly backwards.

When you have high energy, you do not get bogged down in negative situations…..you transcend them!  It is wise to be light like a hummingbird’s wings!

A smart strategy is to build a high vibration and strong energy.  This requires faith, dedication and focused attention.  It also requires being healthy and having a positive attitude.  High energy transcends most challenges.

You deserve good things and it is fun to share them with others.  Have compassion and kindness for others and an attitude of gratitude!

Make it a great day!

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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“If you shoot for the stars, even if you only hit the moon, you will be extremely successful!”      Marshall Papier

Today marks the 25th anniversary of my Dad’s passing back in 1988.  Dad died relatively young at the age of 56, but he was a fireball of energy and did more in one day than most people did in two weeks.  He lived an incredible life full of drive, passion, enthusiasm and achieved the American Dream. 

From poor beginnings and with a teacher’s education, Marshall Papier became a stock broker on Wall Street, an Investment Banker and entrepreneur.  He raised millions of dollars for companies enabling others to achieve their dreams and make a difference.  He traveled the world, and lived a magnificent lifestyle.  My Dad was very generous and helped others, donated to schools and worthy causes and never forgot where he started from.  He didn’t just give his money, he gave his time and experience to help others.

Most importantly, he met a wonderful woman at college who believed in him and they fell in love.  Mom gave him the key ingredient he needed to achieve his tremendous success and achieve his dream.  Her unconditional love was the foundation for his greatest triumphs to come.  They were married for 34 years and had four sons.  Although Dad grew up without the love of a family, he did his best to give us what he never had.  My parents never missed a school meeting, sent us to great schools and summer camps and sacrificed the way loving parents do for the best of their family.  Dad took us to the park and we flew kites and played ball.  He took us fishing to beautiful lakes and we traveled to many places together.  By his late 40’s, Dad had achieved every goal.  He was a self made success story.   He lived a very full and intense life.

What adds more interest to this story was that  Marshall Papier was born during the Great Depression.  His father ran out on his mom and brother when they were very young.  His mom was unable to properly care for her boys so she sent them away to an orphanage when they were eight and ten years old.  Marshall and his brother, Jay, grew up without the love and security of a caring family or a home.  They went to school but also received a more powerful education from life.  Marshall had to be tough to survive.  He made extra money trapping muskrats and worked his way through Cortland State Teacher’s College as a waiter in the Catskills of NY. 

Marshall proved that you don’t have to come from a wealthy family, a special background, have an Ivy League degree, connections or experience to succeed and achieve your dreams.  It takes a burning desire, persistence, hard work and enthusiasm.  No one can resist an enthusiastic person.  The definition of enthusiasm is “inspired by God.”  Anyone who knew my Dad can easily remember his passion and zest for life.  He had fun and when faced with life challenges he gave it everything he had.  His smile lit up the room.  When you faced a problem that seemed insurmountable, Marshall Papier was the one you went to for help because he somehow found a solution that no one else could.

Looking at his limitations and challenges it would have been easy to settle for something less, but Marshall Papier had a dream and he was not going to stop until he achieved it.  Thank God he did!

So the question is, what is your dream?
What is your burning desire?
Why is it so important?
Do you have a written plan?
Are you doing everything you can to achieve it?

Are you moving forward as much as possible right now?

Anything is possible, there is GOLD DUST in the air!
You can achieve your dream too!

prosperously yours,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Today we are facing many powerful challenges that greatly affect our lives and well being including the world economy, unemployment, global warming, food and water, education and health.

The world and our county needs leadership with vision, honesty, integrity and compassion.  Our political process must transform into a system that works for the good of all people.  Our current level of success is clearly demonstrated by the state of our individuals and families, our economy, health care, unemployment and school system.  We can do better!

Money, greed and power controls our government and economy.  It’s time for a change and key leadership is vital to guide and empower this change.

In the book, “Keep Going, The Art of Perseverance,” Joseph Marshall III shares a great example of leadership:

“In the old days our people had a unique way of selecting leaders.  They preferred men of experience.  It wasn’t unusual for them to approach a man and ask him to lead.  Today we elect people who promise us they will do something.  Those who promise the most are often the ones who really haven’t accomplished much to begin with.  I prefer the old days.  Back then you knew what a man was likely to do because of what he had already done, or been through.

Adversity has much to teach us.  Facing the wind and the cold and the darkness brought by the storms of life is never easy, but it is necessary.  A true leader has faced the difficulties that life has thrown in his path.  Strength that comes from adversity does not weaken in the face of adversity.”

Dr. Jean Houston, scholar and philosopher:

“Today’s culture exists Not to nurture our highest aspirations.  Our educational system is designed to create good workers who will slot into jobs and careers later in life – not to empower fiery, creative people who are forging the path ahead together.”

“This is the most compelling moment in human history!”

According to Dr. Houston, the way we conduct business and govern is shifting in the midst of vast ecological and financial changes.  This is perhaps the most important social event of the last five thousand years, because these issues impact almost everything in our lives and on our planet.

“For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead.”   Thomas Jefferson

“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”   Gandhi

We must stand together.

smiles,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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Even the most positive people have moments of doubt, negative thoughts and challenges.  Over the past year I am dealing with a back injury and trauma and doing everything possible to heal.  I have been to numerous doctors, specialists, physical therapists, massage therapists and healers.  After much time, energy and cost I am now starting all over with a new program.  I am doing my best to let go and move forward.  So dealing with a lot of pain and frustration, I went to my trusty advisor The I Ching.

From The I Ching or Book of Changes by Brian Browne Walker:

23.   Splitting Apart

“A period has been entered when inferior influences will prevail.  Even a superior person who seeks to act now will be undermined by the time.  There is no reason to resist this state of affairs; indeed, it is natural that the inferior elements periodically come to the fore.  Adversity is often a stimulant to our spiritual growth and what is important is the spirit in which we meet it.

When challenging situations come to call, we are often overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, doubt and fear.  We fear that if we do not act immediately and vigorously, we will be ruined; we doubt the power of the Creative to resolve the situation favorably.  It is when we act upon these feelings that we engage in “splitting apart”: we split apart from our spiritual path, our devotion to the Higher Power, and the wisdom of patient nonaction in the face of difficulty.  If you take this course now, you will prevent the Creative from coming to your aid and unnecessarily increase your own misfortune.

The guide to proper behavior at such times lies in the image of the hexagram, which is “mountain over earth.”  By keeping as still and quiet as a mountain, by resting firmly on your foundation of proper principles, by accepting the nature of the time and not resisting it, you weather all storms.  By trusting in nonaction, acceptance and patience, you gain the strength of the very earth.”

Letting go and accepting what is does not mean giving up.

blessings,
🙂 Lee
The MEGA Coach

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