Who are you? Not what do you do, or what do you sell, but WHO ARE YOU? Do you know? Do you want to know?
They say “people buy people, not websites” “people buy people, not products” — right? So, why do you want people to *buy you*?
What are YOU offering that others that sell the same product/service you do, don’t offer?
HOW are you different from your competition?
Or HOW can you ENHANCE the marketplace to even HELP your competition? (why help them? because what goes around comes around, and the more you help others, the more it WILL come back to you) It is a *Universal Law* and God made our Universe 🙂
What are you doing in building your *personal brand*? Internally and Externally – it is who you have become or are becoming, because of *your story* — so it is unique to you, not anyone else, because you are the only one that has lived or is living your story.
You want to be your authentic and expressive self, that when you speak, and move, it transfers to others, your belief, your value, your story, your *you*……and that is how you will *connect* with others.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal in to a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
What are you doing to unlock the fullness of gratitude into your life? When you show and share gratitude, there is no room for depression, no room for hatred, no room for bitterness.
How many times do you *go after* something…..because you are *looking* for that *fulfillment*……but *it* doesn’t match your *values*?????
Dating – you go out w someone – just to have someone to hold, or just for that companionship, etc but you know they are not right for you or your long term relationship.
Eating – you go get something to eat – just to have that thing you were craving…but you know it is not right for you on your path to the health you want to achieve.
Watching/listening – you watch something on tv, the internet, listening to the radio,ipod etc…just to have something to watch – or thought, well just this once….but it does not match you values, of if you had anyone close to you – watching what you watched/listened, that you’d want them to see what it was, or that it provided value to you in your life to educate you or lift you up – or wasted your time….
What else can you add to this list?
I know many times I’m pretty ‘transparent’ publicly….nothing to hide, I’m merely a sinner trying to do my best, every day, n fail many times…..and sometimes I’m criticized or warned for being so transparent….but sometimes I just feel it’s needed, and getting private notes like this…..blesses my soul n if I can help in any way to make a difference for good…..it’s all worth it
If your every day problems are weighing you down, there are MILLIONS of people on Earth, that would GLADLY trade places with you right now – problems and all…..and feel they have been ROYALLY blessed…..think about it~
There is always someone who has it *worse* than you……
I remember once, on one of my *worst* days, after Bryan Delk was killed…..*whining* to God, about my situation…..but I had meetings to go to and work to do, I was in Panera doing some work on my laptop before my next meeting, and I ended up meeting a lady, who was a widow, her husband was also killed in a car wreck, but he had 3 of their 7 kids with him, that were also now gone…..God *put me back in my place* very quickly, of being thankful and grateful……
It is SO easy to get *overwhelmed* and let *drama* of a situation overtake us…..and I am not perfect, and I struggle with it every day, just like everyone else….but, I still *try* and *thinketh myself happy* — as the Bible says Paul did when going in front of King Agrippa to possibly get his head chopped off…..
Yes, it is hard sometimes, but sometimes, always, we *must* put forth the effort, and *maketh ourselves happy* ♥