Monday Affirmations

For many Monday is a psychological downer. We were just getting settled into the weekend and now it’s over. For others, it means stopping the things we really want to be doing and going back to the things we must do. Despite all of that, we can still make the most of Monday and get a step ahead of all those just trying to hang on through their Monday.

Here are a few affirmations to get your Monday and your month off to a great start.

  1. Today I launch a wonderful week with a marvelous Monday!
  2. Monday rocks! It is one seventh of my life and I make the most of it!
  3. Monday is MY day! It’s my opportunity to begin anew!
  4. Monday is MY day! I’ll have this week off and running in no time!
  5. After a rejuvenating and enjoyable weekend, I am ready to get back on the road to my dreams!
  6. My thoughts this morning are forming the Monday I experience. I am creating an awesome Monday!
  7. I am mentally and physically prepared to get my week off to a fantastic start this Monday!
  8. Monday sets the tone for my whole week and I make it count!
  9. Monday is always MY day! It’s my springboard to an awesome week!
  10. My Mondays are always the fast start that sets up my strong finish on Friday!

A strong start is half the battle. Stay inspired!

Ray

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RayQuotes #8 – Cost Quotes

I searched Twitter for quotes I’ve coined over the years around the word cost. We usually think of cost in terms of money. These quotes focus on the costs of our mindsets. My wish is that you’ll find a few of them useful in your life.

Ray

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  • It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.
  • Intelligent risk IS the cost of reward in our Universe.
  • Comfort zones are expensive. They are rented at the cost of lost dreams.
  • We live in a Universe where risk is the cost of reward. To risk nothing, is to lose everything.
  • The cost of happiness is to CHOOSE it.
  • Negative thinking has a cost. How many opportunities and successes have you lost in your life due to negative thinking?
  • You can’t put a cost on failing to go after your dreams, but its a price you don’t want to pay.
  • Playing it safe will keep you safe from every dream you have. We live in a Universe where risk is the cost of reward.
  • The skeptic wins every debate in his mind at the cost of every dream in his heart.
  • The need to be right at any cost soon bankrupts your life.
  • Cost-focus is a failed mindset. Successful people focus on the return on their investments.
  • Failure is free, but risk is always the cost of success.
  • Believing is always the cost of succeeding.
  • The cost of freedom is to want it more than the tyranny required to keep you 100% safe.

14 Beliefs That Keep You Broke and Helpless – Day 253 of 365 Days to a Better You

Your thinking is a huge factor in how healthy, wealthy, and happy you are in life. There are several belief systems or mindsets that I encounter regularly that will keep you broke and helpless. The significance of this was brought to my attention again recently when a friend of mine said, “I don’t have any dreams. I’ve just never been that kind of person.”

Often these self-destructive mindsets are passed from generation to generation. Parents consciously or unconsciously pass them to children who pass them to their children. Soon, there is a whole momentum for failure, defeat, and a loss of hope.

When these thoughts become the persistent and dominant lens through which you see your world, then they become self-defeating. You received these mindsets from someone influential in your life who was conditioned into these thought patterns and passed them along to you as part of your “mental DNA”.

Stop thinking these thoughts and replace them with something more positive and productive that moves you forward, empowers you, and enriches your life physically, financially, and spiritually.

  1. Believing in myself, my greatness, or my potential is conceited, selfish, or unholy.
  2. There is something wrong with receiving compensation for my talents outside the confines of a job.
  3. God will do it for me. (Believe in God or the Universe but don’t expect him do it for you.)
  4. Government will do it for me.
  5. Successful people are just lucky.
  6. Things never go my way. I’m just meant to fail. I don’t have what it takes to succeed.
  7. That’s just the way things are. They always have been and they always will be.
  8. I don’t need to change, adapt, or improve. I will keep doing things the way I have always done them.
  9. Let me just watch my TV shows one more week and then I will spend time on my dreams.
  10. My circumstances are someone else’s fault. My life is built on chances not choices.
  11. Playing the victim in any way, shape, or form. Every time you play the victim you victimize yourself again.
  12. Waiting for the “perfect” moment to take action.
  13. Expecting storybook endings that magically occur.
  14. The belief that you must have everything right now, even if it means becoming a high-interest debt slave.

Reduce or eliminate these mindsets and you are well on the road to being less helpless and more financially successfully.

I love you all and wish you only the best this week. Let’s maintain better mindsets and change our lives!

Ray

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5 Quotes for Tough Times

We all encounter rough patches along our journey. These wonderful quotes grant strength and perspective for those challenging times.

Ray

woman_morning_sunrise_silhouetteMake the changes you seek in your life. Sample and download these affirmations.

Attracting My Best Life Affirmations
Now and Forever Debt Free Affirmation
Whatever I Need Comes My Way Affirmation

“Mahomes” Your Success – Day 252 of 365 Days to a Better You

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

Some say Wayne Gretzky said it. Some say Michael Jordan. Regardless of who said it, there’s a lot of wisdom in this simple quote. The odds may be stacked against you and chances of success may be slim, but taking the shot still gives you better odds than not.

It’s a great time to be a lifelong (suffering) Kansas City Chiefs fan. Last year the Chiefs unleashed a phenomenon on the NFL – young quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

People are ooing and awwing over Mahomes and the numbers he’s put up so quickly. I think I’ve uncovered at least part of his secret – he’s not afraid to take the shot.

Even at the NFL level, most quarterbacks and coaches prefer to play it safe. They dink and dunk down the field and that’s kind of been NFL offenses for almost 30 years. Few NFL quarterbacks take more than one or two real shots down the field in a game. Mahomes has been known to do it three or four times in a single drive.

Sometimes he misses or bad things happens but by giving himself chances few other NFL quarterbacks will take, he also finds amazing success. Sure it helps to have one of the best arms around and he has some amazing receivers.

I’m telling you, though, it’s more about the mental side of the game and taking your shote than the physical. The Chiefs’ previous quarterback Alex Jones was a case in point. He was a very competent NFL quarterback. His record as a starter in the NFL is amazing. He’s probably get you to the playoffs seven years out of ten. He, like 90 percent of starting NFL quarterbacks, was rarely willing to take those shots. Something bad might happen. So, he missed 100 percent of those opportunities.

If Mahomes hits two or three of those long passes a game, he’s given his team an advantage few others are even willing to try to match.

Powerhack: Ok. How does Patrick Mahomes’ long scoring plays help you? Think about this related to the opportunities in your life. The average NFL scoring drive is about 10 plays. There’s far more risk of something negative happening over 10 plays than on one play. People don’t take that into account. Mahomes’ approach is big risk, big reward.

Send the opportunities in your life long. Let the pass fly and see what happens! You are going to throw some interceptions and incompletions. It’s OK. You’re also going to score more easy touchdowns that people unwilling to take those chances.

Mahomes frequently puts a couple touchdowns on the other team before they’re warmed up. What could that do for your business, your sales, your life?

He’s only 24 years old, but young Patrick Mahomes fearless, go big approach is a lesson for us all.

If no one else has told you today, YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for reading. Please share with a friend if this post spoke to you.

Ray

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