Challenge Yourself Daily

     Everyday is an opportunity to challenge yourself to be a better person, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, etc. There is no excuse for not giving 100% of yourself to every task you take part in every single day. Many of us like to coast and take the easy way out but the truth is that none of us will ever benefit from that practice. You would be amazed at the things you are capable of if you just challenge yourself to go beyond your own expectations. Some Navy SEAL’s call it introducing you to yourself. 

     Train your body, mind, and spirit as if you were going to battle every single day and you’ll be ready for anything that life can throw your way. No matter how in shape you think you are or how well you’re doing in your professional life, challenge yourself to become more than what you are. I promise you that you won’t regret it. 

 

Gabriel 

 

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Never Say Can’t

     If you’re like me, sometimes the word can’t slips out of your mouth from time to time when you make excuses as to why you can’t do something or why you won’t do something. It is one of the words that I hate most in the English language. Let’s get this through our heads: YES YOU CAN. And no, I’m not referring to a Presidential campaign either. Some of us like to throw that word around as if it really has some significance but the truth of the matter is that we can do just about anything we put our minds to do if we put the right focus and effort into it. 

     The next time you find yourself saying that you can’t do something, and your using that word again, stop yourself and really ask yourself if that is 100% true. I bet you’ll start saying it a whole lot less after that. 

 

 

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How To Ask The Right Questions To Get The Things You Want In Life

Happy New Year!

For many of us, the new year brings new resolutions and goals with it. Now I won’t get into the whole goal process again with you because it’s been said and done before but if you’re interested in it still, email me at gabriellorie@gmail.com or just check out my older posts for more info.

Getting back on topic, I know that many of us will set new goals for ourselves this year and the question I ask is are you asking the right type of questions in order to get the answers you really want? You see, your brain is very much like a computer and you will get out of it only the answers to the questions you ask it. For example, if you ask yourself every morning as you look in the mirror, “why am I so fat”, your mind will automatically search for answers as to why you are so fat. Now, if you adjust your question to something like “how can I lose 15 pounds by next month”, your mind will automatically begin searching for solutions to that question. This is nothing new or complex to understand. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself for just one day. Instead of asking questions that will get you negative answers, make sure you ask questions that will elicit positive responses.

Once you’ve adjusted your mindset to asking these types of questions you will begin to see how your brain will start working towards attaining them. It works every time and don’t be discouraged if you can’t seem to get the answers you seek right away. Some questions are more difficult to answer than others and sometimes you just have to keep asking over and over until you get the answers you want but one thing is for sure, if you keep asking, it’s only a matter of time before you get the answer.

Remember: Positive questions elicit positive answers/results. Negative questions elicit negative answers/results.

Make it a great Tuesday,

Gabriel Lorie

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Colonel Sanders Never Gave Up

Some if not most of you probably know who Harland David “Colonel” Sanders was but for those of you who don’t he was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). His story is quite a remarkable one and is yet another example of persistence and never giving up.

At the ripe age of 65 years old, Sanders collected his first social security check of $105 and decided that he would turn that money into a fortune. He had a recipe for fried chicken that he thought people would really enjoy so he went to local restaurants and let the owners try his chicken in the hopes of them selling it in their restaurants. In return all he asked for a percentage of the profits. According to legend, he was turned down a whopping 1,009 times before he received his first “yes”! 1,009 times!

The rest, as they say, is history but the lesson here is that he never gave up because he believed in his product and most importantly, he believed in himself.

There will always be people who will doubt your ambition, your product, your business, your career choice, etc. No matter what happens, or what people say, ignore the noise and never stop believing in yourself. That’s all that really matters.  

Colonel Sanders believed in himself after being rejected 1,009 times and made a fortune at age 65. Why couldn’t you?

Make it a great Tuesday,

Gabriel Lorie

www.fixtheknot.com

 

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Living Each Day With Purpose (Part 2)

Last time I talked about finding your purpose and the importance of searching for it if you haven’t yet found it yet. Today I’d like to talk more about what to do once you know what you want. This to me is the best part of the whole process. The planning stage!

Ok so once you know what you want, the brainstorming can begin. At this time I would advise you to let your imagination run wild. By that I mean don’t let any obstacles stop you in your planning. Remember that if you can conceive the idea you can acheive the idea.

So once you have your destination set, create a timeline as to when you will arrive and most importantly set up smaller objectives  with deadlines along the way. This will help you stay motivated especially if what you’re looking for is going to take any extended period of time. The next point is to start doing something today. Not tomorrow, or the next day. Today! Why is that so important you ask? It is important because if you leave things for later, that ugly troll called procrastination can rear his ugly head and start filling your head with doubt and flat out lazyness. Don’t give him the opportunity!

If you’re reading this late at night I can understand that you may be limited in what you can do today to get things moving but you can start by something as little as designing a plan for tomorrow, setting up a reminder, making a phone call, sending an email, etc. The point is that no matter what you do, if it moves you closer to where you want to be, that’s forward progress and that’s the momentum you need to maintain throughout the process.

If it helps, find someone to hold you accountable for your progress like a friend, loved one or hire a coach. Also, have consequences in place that will keep you on track in case you don’t meet your deadlines. This helps a lot. Believe me!

Now, enough talking. Get moving!

Make it a great Thursday.

Gabriel Lorie

gabriel@fixtheknot.com

 

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Living Each Day With Purpose (Part 1)

Have you ever observed someone living with a sense of purpose in their life? I mean really observed them?  Their whole attitude is different, their drive is evident, and they’re persistent and determined in just about every way. They wake up with a plan, execute it, and go to sleep planning the next day,week,month, and even year! That’s living with purpose!

 I know that some of us take a little longer than others to find our purpose and that’s ok but if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. I promise that it’s there somewhere waiting to be discovered and I can honestly tell you it’s one of the best feelings in the world to know what you want and designing the plan to achieve it. The satisfaction of crossing off objective after objective on your list will keep you motivated and inspired to continue with your plan, but the key like in many other things is to stay motivated. Making lists and crossing out your accomplishments is one way. Celebrating milestones is another and coming up with new objectives is yet another.

The point I’m trying to make is to keep moving forward no matter which approach you take!

If you haven’t yet found your purpose yet then your purpose everyday should be to find it! That should be your goal day in and day out. So how do you find something if you don’t know what you’re looking for? Start by taking mass inventory of your life. Find out what you’re good at, what you’ve done well, and what you enjoy most. Ask yourself powerful and constructive questions such as “what could I do for a living that would bring more happiness and satisfaction in my life than what I’m doing right now?” That type of question will bring you the answers that can unlock your purpose. Remember that there is no right or wrong answer, and always trust your gut instincts! 

Once you have a destination, the path that leads to it becomes clear and the planning can begin.

I’ll talk more about the planning stage on Thursday.

Make it a great Tuesday.

Gabriel Lorie

www.fixtheknot.com

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Ignore The Noise

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the “noise” that goes on in our day-to-day lives. People will talk, negative feedback will always be around and the proverbial storms will come in and out of your life. Ignore the noise. You have your own plans that other people may or may not understand. Remind yourself that it’s not about what they think, it’s about what you think.

People will disagree and have their own opinions about the things you may say or do but in the end it is you that has to feel comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror every morning. Do whatever you feel is right and always trust your gut instincts.

Ignore the noise.

Make it a great weekend,

Gabriel Lorie

Performance & Relationship Coach

www.fixtheknot.com

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