Monday, July 6, 2015

7 Golden Counsels

7 Golden Counsels
1.      Count your blessings. Be grateful for what others receive.

2.      Show grace and kindness. Do it for everyone, especially for the one that least deserves it.

3.      Embrace your tears. Tears bring seeds of joy with them.

4.      Resolve conflict. Clarity is a product of conflict resolution.

5.      Practice forgiveness. Forgiveness allows the forgiver to erase the past and move forward.

6.      Refrain from judging others. We don’t know the journey they have been through.

7.      Mind your own cross. Complaining does not make the cross any lighter; acceptance does.

The final step of our journey is all the same.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."



Sunday, July 5, 2015

You can make a difference

You can make a difference

If it is up to be it is up to me.

This story was written by an Unknown Monk, in 1100 A.D.

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.  Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world."

1.       We first have to want to change; something compelling to change.
2.      The seeds of change are already inside us; it is called desires.
3.      Changing ourselves is hard enough; imagine changing someone else.
4.      Refusing to change it is the same thing as leading a horse to water.
5.      You can take the horse to the well but you can't make the horse drink.
6.      You can always add some salt to the oats before you lead the horse to the water.
7.      By changing ourselves we inspire others to change themselves.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."


Saturday, July 4, 2015

7 Reasons to celebrate

7 Reasons to celebrate

Today is the day we take the time to celebrate what is right with America. Tomorrow we work to improve what is wrong and make our country a better place for everyone.

1.      Faiths. The abilities to worship our Creator.
2.      Families. The abilities to raise our families according to our choosing.
3.      Businesses. The abilities to work and support our ethical businesses.
4.      Freedoms. The abilities to exercise our political, economic, and spiritual freedoms.
5.      Recreations. The abilities to recreate inside and outside our magnificent land.
6.      Leaders. The abilities to follow leaders worthy of following.
7.      Abundance. We give thanks for the plenty we have to live happy lives.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

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Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."


Friday, July 3, 2015

Happiness is an inside job

Happiness is an inside job

Why are so many people miserable?
Suggest shifting the focus from the outside world and pay close attention to the inside world. Little by little our happiness increases.

1.      Focus on our own lives instead of the lives of others. Mind your own happiness.
2.      Give utmost attention to the present. Let go of the past.
3.      Have faith and hope for a better future. Chase your dreams and you will be happier.
4.      Simplify your life. Focus on the inside instead of clinging and accumulating things.
5.      Take control of your time and money. Our daily decisions make or break us.
6.      Spend time with nature. Bring in the marvels of creation into your life.
7.      Pray like it all depends on God. Work like it all depends on you.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Truth is sweet to the ear

Truth is sweet to the ear
1.      We cannot change what we can tolerate.
Things change when we change things.

2.      The opposite of success is quitting.
Success comes from the relentless pursuit of what matters most.

3.      People don’t lack time and money.
People lack knowledge about time and money management.

4.      Conflict brings clarity.
No conflict, no growth and no change.

5.      There is no price to pay for pursuing our dreams.
We pay a high price if we don’t pursue our dreams.

6.      Mind and mine time and money.
Those that don’t manage their time and money end up busy and broke.

7.      Goals are the key to achievement.
Living without goals is like preparing the soil and not planting what we desire to harvest; the weeds come naturally.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."

"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Which personality are you?

Which personality are you?

1.      The quiet achiever. They mind their business while others make noise.
2.      The organized achiever. They focus on priorities while others are distracted.
3.      The loud achiever. They back their words with deeds while others make noise.
4.      The messy achiever. They sacrifice order for results
5.      The quiet underachiever. They avoid conflict like a plague.
6.      The organized underachiever. They value order above all else.
7.      The loud underachiever. They value noise over results.
8.      The messy underachiever. They think the world conspired against them.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."

"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

1.      Take an honest assessment of where you are in life. The mirror is your friend.
2.      Define where you want to be in life. Decide and commit to going there.
3.      Feel the tension. The tension will drive you to action.
4.      Learn the route. Learn and apply all you can about the path to your destination.
5.      Do the work. Without action nothing really happens.
6.      Mind the gap. Enjoy the journey as the gap keeps getting smaller and smaller.
7.      Never surrender. Keep your senses on your destination and watch for traps.

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Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."