August 23, 2010

So, whatcha gonna do?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Ray @ 10:05 pm

It appears as though 2010 is not going to be the year of the big economic turn around. While certain areas of the economy are showing improvement, there is not a wholesale recovery in the near future. So, what are you going to do about that? Are you going to hop on the wagon by the water cooler and complain about the weather, your boss, the rules, and every other area of your life that you have no control over? Or, are you going to focus on the areas of your life that you do control such as your attitude, your energy, your passions and your goals?

I know one thing for sure; all the complaining in the world will not change a thing. You need to make the commitment to yourself and become passionate about your goals. What you give your time and energy to will grow flourish and prosper in your life. What you deny your time and energy, will wither, die and leave your life.

Control what you can control, and use the power of YOU to be who you deserve to be and where you deserve to be on purpose! I was asked awhile back how 2010 was treating me; the appropriate question should be, how am I treating 2010? How are you treating 2010?

So, whatcha gonna do???

Ray Saint

September 9, 2009

School is in session!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Ray @ 7:16 pm

Well, school has started and we are entering a new season. Each year, I express to my martial arts students that the beginning of school represents a fresh start.  The same is true for those of us in the working world. As you enter the final quarter of the year, are you setting short term goals for the next three months, or at least evaluating your existing goals as to where you are compared to where you want to be?

Excellence, success, and happiness never takes a vacation. Where is it that you are working to be on purpose? Just a little food for thought, I hope your hungry!

Create a great day for yourself….

Ray

July 30, 2009

How is “your” world doing?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Ray @ 10:28 am

Amidst all the chaos in the world with the economy, war, local governments going broke and so on, it seems like a real dark picture for the present and future. Unless you look at it in a way that is much more practical, efficient, and effective. What I mean is, you should not be looking at the world from the outside, which you have no control over. You should be looking at the world from the inside and asking yourself what it is that you can do that makes “your” world a better place to be. When you do this, you will not only make “your” world better but the ripple effect will grow out from you to the rest of the world.

What is your world? It is the environment in which you function such as work, family and friends, or anyone you come in contact with. “Your” world is one that you have control over and you can create what actions and results occur in it.

I challenge you to step back and take a look at what you are doing to create the best possible “your” world that you can each and everyday, so you can live the life you deserve and not except what the rest of the world decides to throw at you because of the actions of others.

After all, you are your greatest asset, and hopefully you believe that it is great to be you! Take control…………….

June 8, 2009

Change….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Ray @ 7:35 am

A lot of professional speakers will talk about change as though it is a new phoenomenon. Change has been, and always will be, every part of your waking days. Some changes are just more noticeable and immediate. Based on personality type, some people get really nervous and even panic at the thought of change,  while others are excited about the new stimulation of change.

Much change, is uncontrollable by you. Understanding this, will help you not waste your time stressing and worrying about something that you cannot control. Rather, you will use your time adapting and growing with whatever changes are occurring in your life. In the military and even martial arts world, it has been said that “a warrior adapts to the battlefield.” So it is with us, we must adapt to the battlefield (life) every day so we can remain in control of not only the situations in our lives, but the outcomes as well!

It is not so much managing change as it is managing ourselves around and within change. Win the day….

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