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March 27, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 2

WELCOME FRIENDS AND NEW SUBSCRIBERS!

THIS WEEKS HEART TO HEART MESSAGE. 


FROM A SEED - TO AN ORCHARD    

Have you thought about Your Prosperity Orchard lately? If not you should. Each and every one of us has Seeds of Prosperity in our possession and at our disposal.

If you think of the Syntax (order of things) of a Seed it might go like this... Seed + Planting = Tree = Fruit. 

HOWEVER, HERE ARE SOME KEY FACTS:

No Soil - You can't Plant

No Water - You can't nourish the plant

No Fertilizer - You can't help it grow

No Sun - You can't provide warmth from the cold 

This is called PROBLEM PLANTING! And it's tough to grow any type of plant, flower, tree or fruit under these conditions. Take a look at the Apple, it has 4-5 seeds, but you will never find Apples in the Seed! EVERYTHING STARTS WITH THE SEED, A PLANT, A TREE, FRUIT AND ORCHARD! A seed no bigger in most cases than a thumbnail.

GOD loves you more than fruit; fruit cannot start an orchard, ONLY a seed can. You have more than 4-5 seeds, GOD has provided you with enough seeds that if Planted, Watered, Fertilized and provided with the Warmth of the Sun and the Love of Your Heart it will produce Your Prosperity Fruit Orchard!

You might be asking, so what next? MY CHALLENGE TO YOU,.........Go plant the right seeds, seeds that GOD has given You... and Walk into The Promise of Your Prosperity Orchard in the Year 2014.

This Week's Quotes:
"Live a Vital Life. Here's one of the reasons why. If you live well, you will Earn well. If you live well, it will Show in Your Face, it will Show in the Texture of Your Voice. There will be Something Unique and Magical about You if You Live Well. It will Infuse not only Your Personal Life but also Your Business Life. And it Will give You a Vitality nothing else can give".
 ~~ Jim Rohn

"Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined." 
~~ Henry David Thoreau

Safety TIP of the Week: 

Please don't Text and Drive, it is estimated that texting while driving is responsible for more highway fatalities than driving drunk.

P.S. If You are having difficulty Personally, Financially or with Your Business we would love to help You With our Proven Solutions. Contact us at info@b4success.net or visit our website to review our Solutions and Coaching Programs.

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"Heart 2 Heart" Newsletter

Hear, Believe, Do, Achieve!

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes, 

Coach Tony


January 5, 2014 - Volume 4, Issue 1

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"Heart 2 Heart"  Newsletter

Merry Christmas from B4 Success
 

December 16, 2013


The Gift That Keeps on Giving

A 2014 New Year's Message Just for You!!


Today is December 16, 2013!! Wow, where did the year go? Before you get excited about vacation time, family time, dinner time, partying time etc. to bring in the New Year, let's reflect back and figure out where did the year go and how you spent it. This time last year I was preparing for a New Year's Eve celebration for my associates in our brand new office, now a year later I am preparing for a major explosion of growth with those associates and families in business. During the year 2013 we accomplished some great things. Yes the year was REWARDING but NOT FREE of CHALLENGES (no year is complete without them) however there were several things I can point to that helped me handle the challenges that in turn led to a successful year.

(More on that later).

Imagine this....The beginning of the year, 2013 you were given a $100.00 bill, however the minute you purchase one single item it was broken into smaller denominations i.e., 20's, 10's, 5's and 1's and the value of each is decreasing at a much faster rate with each additional purchase. (Remember what you have and how you spend it is indicative of how you personally value it as well as what you will have to show for it).

Sixteen days from now you will be given another blessing, God willing...A NEW YEAR AND MORE TIME. To first value and then spend, 12 months, 365 days, 52 weeks, 168 hours a week, 24 hours a day, 60 minutes an hour and 60 seconds a minute. HOW WILL YOU USE IT? WHAT WILL YOU HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT BY DEC 2014? WILL YOU BE BETTER OFF THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THE SAME OR WORSE? YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR DESTINY IN 2014. HOW? START BY GIVING THOSE YOU LOVES A GIFT THAT WILL TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALL YEAR LONG.

The best gift you can give your children, spouse, family members, staff members, friends, etc. is a New Improved Version of You. In fact it's a gift you give to yourself first then it trickles down to those whom you love and care about.


Think about it, The best gift you can give really is an ongoing personal development program. Getting better, getting stronger, becoming wiser. I also believe that parents should pick up this valuable philosophy. If parents are okay, their kids have an excellent chance of being okay too. Work on your personal development as parents-that's the best gift you can give to your children.

If you have ever flown in an airplane, then you might have noticed the oxygen compartment located above every seat. There are explicit instructions that say, "In case of an emergency, first secure your own oxygen mask and then if you have children with you secure their masks." Put yours on first... then assist others, perhaps the message is...If you are ok, then you can help others around you. If you use that same philosophy throughout your life, it would be so valuable to those you love and those that count on you!

A strong personal development program enables you to serve, to be more valuable to those around you; your child...your family... your business... your colleague... your community... your church.

That's why I Coach Personal Development skills as well as Finance and Business Solutions and teach personal development skills. If you keep refining all the parts of your character (yourself, your habits, your health, etc.) so that you become an attractive person to the marketplace, you'll attract opportunity. Opportunity will then begin to seek you out and all the success and rewards that come with it. All of that possibility is created by embracing the philosophy that success is something you attract by continually working on you and a personal development program.

During this holiday season of gift buying and gift receiving, make sure you invest in yourself and a gift that will continue to be of value all year long. Here's a fact, the best part about the gift of a NEW YOU, You won't need to exchange it or return it! ;-)

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Hear it, Believe it, Do it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...


Coach Tony

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Happy Thanksgiving from B4 Success 
 

November 26, 2013 - Volume 3, Issue 18

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Here is Your Heart 2 Heart Newsletter:

 

**this newsletter was originally prepared and shared in 2010.... 3 Years Later its just as powerful.. Enjoy!!

 

FAITH, HOPE AND THANKSGIVING

 

Think about it.... Once you have and use your Faith, you can exercise Hope and that allows you to give Thanks!

 

November 28, 2013 a day marked on our calendars as Thanksgiving Day. As we get together and fellowship, eat, share old times and memories with family, friends and associates we should all ponder, how am I doing with my faith, hope and thanksgiving?

 

Indeed 2013 has been a turbulent year for America as a whole. As a Nation we have been here before, maybe not to this magnitude but we've been here. Recording Artist Gloria Gaynor has a hit song "I Will Survive", Yes you will survive but you can also THRIVE! Remember, tough times don't last but tough people do.

 

Let's look into the Book of Proverbs in the Bible and see what is said about Faith, Hope and Thanksgiving. But first, realize it doesn't matter if you are a Christian or not these scriptures will undoubtedly guide you on your personal, business and financial life. Additionally, I highly recommend getting on the "Proverb A Day" Program.

 FAITH: If you don't have it then it's virtually impossible to move forward in any undertaking in life, your goals and dreams are virtually impossible without it. You must have it and use it. "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small." Proverbs 24:10 nkjv
 

HOPE: Hope gives you a warm sense that things will work out, whether you are dealing with issues now or looking forward to great things in the future. BUT, you must remember, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when desire comes it is a tree of life" Proverbs 13:12 nkjv

 

Lastly, THANKSGIVING: You have so much to be thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving but for all the days that have passed as well as the ones you might be blessed with in the future. After having and using your Faith, then exercising Hope you position yourself to be more Thankful. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3: 5-6.

 

Remember, Great things are released to you when you "Renew" your mind, "Speak" positive things from your mouth and "Let Go" of the negative things you are holding in your heart and hands! What You Do now will determine how you end 2013!

 

As you end the year 2013, Increase your Faith, Hope and Thankfulness and watch YOUR blessings flow abundantly in 2014.

 

BONUS HOLIDAY MESSAGE

 

Don't Forget to Feed Your Mind As Often As You Feed Your Belly.

 

During this holiday season, from November 28, 2013 to January 1, 2014 many people will gorge themselves with food, deserts and beverages. Then on January 2, 2014 they head to the gym/trainer pay money in attempt to lose all the weight that they've gained!

 

Here's a better approach, FEED your MIND as much as you feed your belly. YOU WILL NEVER PAY SOMEONE TO HELP YOU LOSE WHAT YOU'VE GAINED IN KNOWLEDGE.

 

What knowledge will you store in your mind? It's been said "as a man thinks, so is he." Wow! How powerful and true.

 

I read all the time. So do my immediate family, friends and colleagues. We share what we read and learned, and we recommend books to each other all the time. It helps us all do better in business, our community, with our friends and families, and it also opens the doors to new opportunities and ways of thinking.

 

Feel free to visit my website www.b4success.net (under success tools tab) and review our recommended reading list.

 

So, again I ask "are you feeding your mind as much as you feed your belly?" If you feed your mind as often as your belly, then your purse and life will always be full!

 

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

 

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes of a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

 

Coach Tony

 

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"Heart 2 Heart"  Newsletter

 

August 19, 2013

Vol. 3 Issue 17

Welcome Friend!

This Weeks Heart to Heart (H2H) Message:

 

 

Pursuing Your Gifts vs. Pursuing Your Passion




If you are like most people your 2013 is not working according to the way you planned it when the clock struck 12:00 am Jan 1, 2013. Sure there are many factors you could point to, however if you are being truthful with yourself you will find that if you got in complete alignment with your "gifts" you would have had a better chance of 2013 working according to your plan.

 

Let's look at both definitions; Gifts and Passions

 

Passions - 1. A strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm or desire for anything. 2. Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

 

Gifts - 1. A special ability or capacity; natural endowment; talent. 2. Something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favor towards someone, honor an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance.

 

As you can see, Passions are typically ALL about YOU, YOUR feelings, YOUR emotions, YOUR desires. On the other hand, Gifts are more about ABILITIES, CAPACITIES, TALENTS AND OTHERS.

 

This year, 2013 many people have been operating with the mindset that they must pursue their passions; things that would make "them" feel good, successful, whole or complete. I believe the best way to experience these feelings is spend more time pursuing and sharing your Gifts.

 

Your Gifts serves others, Your Gifts helps others, Your Gifts can shine on others, Your Gifts can uplift others, using and sharing Your Gifts will provide you with the greatest joy and satisfaction in the year 2013.

 

I am a Solutions Coach; one of my Gifts is providing Solutions to people on their journey towards success with personal finances and their businesses using the platform of my experience and success.

 

However, one of my Passions is Tennis, to be a world top ranked player. However, I am well past the age of what the top ranked players are today. I am not in the shape to compete at that level. Years ago I've suffered a major ruptured Achilles tendon around my ankle. Sure, I could pursue this passion and maybe even get to that level one day but the reality is I would be pursuing a passion of mine not pursuing my gifts, thereby wasting the gift in serving others.

 

Sometimes we ignore the gifts God places along our paths. There's a story about a man name Doug, who wanted to be a Senior Pastor. Several seminar professors had told Doug that he had a gift for research and the talent and skills to be a graduate assistant or maybe a teacher. All of his friends saw that he lacked charisma and struggled with recruiting and leading people. For that reason, it was suggested he pursue teaching. But Doug wanted to be a senior pastor, and he continued on that path.

 

Doug's first pastorate was on an interim basis, and it didn't go well at all. The church let him go early. His second attempt at pastoring - a church plant - never got off the ground. In frustration, Doug took a position teaching a few Bible classes at a Christian school. His students loved him, and he was soon was offered a full-time position at the school. Doug quickly established a reputation as a quality teacher, and other schools began contacting him, wanting him to train their teachers. God was obviously blessing Doug as a teacher, but Doug still wanted to be a senior pastor. One day a wise, caring friend asked him, "Why would you want to go to a church when God has given you so much success teaching?" "I want to teach the Word and impact lives." "You are," the friend said. The light came on inside Doug. He realized what all of us need to realize. Everyone has gifts that they should use, making a difference in the lives of others. The question of the day,

 

ARE YOU IGNORING YOURS?

 

 

Open your Gifts Today and share them with the world.

 

In the year 2013 You can become a better you, experiencing all the excitement, joy and accolades life has to offer.

 

Until next time...


Warmest Wishes
Coach Tony


 P.S. If you are having difficulty identifying your gifts or if you are having difficulty using your gifts, we would love to help you. Contact us at info@b4success.net or visit our website to review our Coaching Programs.

 

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July 28, 2013.

 

Vol. 3 – Issue 16

 

Welcome Friends

 

POCKET CHANGE IS GOOD – HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT

A couple days ago I was visiting my local Starbucks I was asked, "Hi, how may I help you?” I gave the person my normal order, and also stated "I have a bunch of change here in my pocket that I want to get rid of... I hope you don't mind" almost instantly her co-worker who was preparing another order chimed in a joking manner, "no, we don't want any change here, too much to count at the end of our shift." I responded, "Yes it might be more to count, but change is good it all adds up, besides I'm sure there is someone out there who is struggling that would love this change".

 

After getting my coffee and saying my goodbyes it hit me...wow, everyone should have some change on them and in them. However, just like the co-worker demonstrated, when most people are faced with the subject of change ...they deny the importance and the value of it and they reject it and avoid it completely.

 

During the previous economic boom when many people perceived that they were doing well, I would see posters and stickers that read "Life is Good"...However, if you tell most people that today they will ask you what planet did you just come from. I believe the message on the posters and stickers today should read "Change is Good" ...Personal Change, Professional Change, Health and Wellness Change, Financial Change, Mindset Change, etc., etc.

 

There is a famous quote, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

 

What a powerful statement to articulate the need for change. The question of the week is "How Much Change Do You Want in Your Life?" and when it is proposed to you will you run or embrace it.

 

During the past 15 years I've embraced change and growth personally and professionally, it wasn't always easy but it was the change necessary to provide me the opportunity to enjoy life so much more on my terms regardless of the recession and whatever else might be happening in the world today.

 

I valued the change in my pocket and it was enough to pass on to someone else for a good or service that I wanted to purchase and enjoy...Coffee!

 

The question I have for you is this... What is stopping you from getting the "Change" you need in which you can "Transform" into Personal and or Paper currency so that you may enjoy either the relationships that you are in now or the goods and services that you would like to purchase in the future?!

 

That's right; A Good Change can lead to a Good Life!

 

Hear it, Believe it, Do it and Achieve it

 

 

 

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

Coach Tony

 

 

P.S. If you are having difficulty identifying your gifts or if you are having difficulty using your gifts, we would love to help you. Contact us at info@b4success.net or visit our website to review our Coaching Programs.

 

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H2H Newsletters - Archived

February 8, 2011 Vol.: 2, Issue 1

Welcome Friend!

This Week Heart to Heart Newsletter:

You Have A Choice

Do you feel like you're in a rut already this year? Do you feel like you're living someone else's life? Are you like many people who are wondering, when will this tough "season" end? The year 2011 is well under way and we have another month of the winter season. Yes, a couple more weeks of snow, cold and short days. Also many experts and economist state that we are still in a recession.

Who could possibly predict exactly when the weather will improve or when exactly we will fully be out of this so called recession? Not I, but one thing I know to be certain is that we can control our attitude and how things will eventually turn out.

Think about it, birds fly south for the winter, salmon swim upstream to spawn, bears hibernate during the winter. Most of Gods living creatures and creations by sheer nature and instinct, they don't have a choice. They do the same thing month after month year after year. However, YOU HAVE A CHOICE. You decide your mood for the day, you decide what you do that day, where you live, what you eat, who you marry, what job you take, what career you pursue, what business you start - YOU HAVE A CHOICE, no matter what is happening with the weather or economy.

Sure, some people believe the recession is really tough and is making all the decisions for them! I say, what recession? Is it real? Is it really what I CHOOSE to believe and get caught up in or do I CHOOSE to live the day and my life on my own terms and create my own weather? (Not literally)

Human beings are the ONLY one of God creations that is given FREE WILL TO CHOOSE! YOU are in control.

When you go to a restaurant and look at a menu to place your order, the next thing you typically hear is "Hello my name is ............, May I take your order?"

TODAY, IF YOU LISTEN CAREFULLY YOU WILL HEAR, "HELLO, MY NAME IS GOD AND WELCOME TO LIFE, MAY I TAKE YOUR ORDER?"

Question, What will you choose?

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes

Coach Tony

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October 28, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 7

Welcome Friend!

This Week Heart to Heart Newsletter:

You Can Still Win in 2010!

Assuming you are like most people, during the next 60days you will also be asking yourself, if you haven’t begun already...Where did the year go? Who did I spend my year with? What have I accomplished? What do I have to show for the time I've spent? And lastly, What can I do to make 2011 better?

If you are looking for answers I suggest that you enroll into the 3A Club.

The Accountable, Action and Achievement Club

1. First, You should hold yourself ACCOUNTABLE and responsible for how the year went.

2. Second, You must take ACTION now and begin the preparation for a better 2011.

3. Third, You must ACHIEVE a couple milestones or little victories to provide a boost into 2011.

Let's examine all three areas of the 3A Club,

FIRST be ACCOUNTABLE. When it's all said and done at 12:01 Jan 1, 2011, each one of us would have been allotted the same amount of time in 2010. However, we will not have the same results primarily because what we did with our time.

On Jan 1, 2010 YOU STARTED OFF WITH DAY ONE! - You more than likely had grand plans for the year, and to accomplish such goals You were given 12 Months, 52 Weeks, 365 Days, 8,760 Hours and 525,600 Minutes. That's plenty of time to accomplish many things.

Once you become Accountable and responsible (not playing the "blame game") for your year end results you will find it liberating. It will make you more aware of "wasted areas" and it will free you to jump into the next step of the 3A Club.

But wait!,.... before we jump into the next step, the area of Accountability reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible - Matthew 25, The Parable of the Talents...Three Servants were given talents according to their ability to do something with while their Master was away and when the Master returned he inquired what have they done with their talents. One servant doubled his talent and One servant tripled his talent, they both were rewarded when the Master said to them, "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the lord". However, the one servant who hid the talent was punished. FACT: Without accountability there is no truth as to where you stand and what you need to improve to get better.

SECOND take ACTION. One of the books I recommend to my clients, "The Greatest Salesman in the World" makes reference of 10 scrolls. These scrolls were vitally important to the main character, ensuring he would achieve his goals and dreams, as such scroll marked IX (9) discusses Action. Here is a sample of what the scroll addresses regarding Action:

"...my dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by Action. Action alone is the tender which ignites my map, my plans and my goals into a living force. Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success".

Wow! What a powerful point on the importance of Action.

I recommend you achieve a couple small milestones/victories between now and the year end, signifying you took Action.

Here are a couple suggestions:

Start and Finish a book

Take a class

Complete the certification for a license

Obtain a promotion

Start an Emergency Fund

Make amends/fix a broken relationship or partnership

Create a budget

Start a small home based business

Start a fitness/workout program

Open a Retirement Account

The ideal here is START something and begin moving forward.... ACTION...ACTION...ACTION...

Before we get into the next step take note, if you wait until Jan 1, 2011 to take Accountability and take Action ....IT VERY WELL COULD BE TO LATE!

THIRD -ACHIEVE What you Started.

Even if you have not achieved the goals and resolutions you set for the year 2010, it's not too late to have something to show for it. It's been said each year you change and grow, I ask why wait a whole year, when You can change your life in 60 Days.

Most people are programmed with the mindset that if they accomplish something of significance it will leave them with a sense of pride, excitement, dignity and high self-esteem. These are the feelings you should have moving into the New Year. With Confidence and Momentum who could stop you from being Productive and Prosperous while you pursue your Goals and Dreams in 2011? That's right NO ONE CAN STOP YOU BUT YOU.

So you see you can still win in 2010...BUT YOU MUST GET IN IT TO WIN IT. REMEMBER, IT'S NOT OVER TILL IT'S OVER.

There is approximately "60 Days left to becoming a New You", So what are you waiting for, GET ACCOUNTABLE WITH YOURSELF, GET INTO ACTION AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE great things.

If you find it a bit challenging to accomplish this on your own, be encouraged...YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE., Get Accountable, Get into positive Action and Get into Achievement with someone who has done it.

We here at B4 Success can provide you with the Coaching and Guidance to ensure you get through the 3A Club and on your way to a Prosperous 2011.


Until next time...

Warmest Wishes

Coach Tony

P.S. If you are having difficulty identifying your gifts or if you are having difficulty using your gifts, we would love to help you. Contact us at info@b4success.netor visit our website to review our Coaching Programs.

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October 10, 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 6

 

September 16, 2010Volume 1, Issue 5

Welcome Friends!

This week's message:

THE BATTLE BEFORE THE BREAKTHROUGH

Are you aware that the closer you get to a BREAKTHROUGH, the bigger the BATTLE becomes?

Why is that? What purpose does it serve? Does everyone deal with battles before they succeed and experience their Breakthrough?

The answer to these questions varies depending upon the person and their circumstances. However, one thing I know to be true… Winning the Battle and Experiencing the Breakthrough is worth the Journey!

Characteristics of a Traditional Battle;

A battle always has as its purpose the reaching of a mission goal by use of military force. A victory in the battle is achieved when one of the opposing sides forces the other to abandon its mission, or to surrender its forces, or routs the other, i.e., forces it to retreat or renders it militarily ineffective for further combat operations.

Unlike the Military, you do not win your personal or professional battles using military force. It is also important to know that the “enemies” you are fighting may not be individuals but come in the form of our LEVEL OF THINKING, with the main culprit being our “FEARS”. The results of “FEAR” could be self-doubt, internal fighting and struggling, which would eventually lead to your Retreat or worse YOUR QUITING AND SURRENDERING!!!

Have you taken a trip somewhere that required you to follow a map or someone’s directions? Let’s take a look at what typically happens:

After driving for a while and following the directions you begin to think that you are going the wrong way, you question yourself, doubt yourself and then get up the courage to ask for directions from the passenger seating next to you only to have that person respond “you were told the directions, you said you can get there, I’m just riding with you” ….not the response you wanted right?

Well here is what happens next, self-talk and doubt creeps in even more, now you are looking for a place to turn off the road or highway, maybe you are looking to do a U-Turn, you are certain you were given the wrong directions. Why? Because you can’t see the two signs ahead;

YOU ARE NOW LEAVING THE TOWN OF BATTLES

WELCOME TO THE BIG TOWN OF BREAKTHROUGHS

Since you can’t see the SIGNS ahead you make the turn left or right or maybe you do a U-turn and go the opposite direction, now you are traveling in the direction YOU believe to be right. You are intent on following your directions and you continue to travel that way for a long time.

Still you have not arrived at your destination (Breakthrough) finally, you stop to get confirmation on the directions, and it is revealed!! THE ORIGINAL DIRECTIONS YOU WERE GIVEN HAD YOU GOING THE RIGHT WAY THE WHOLE TIME, BUT YOUR BELIEF FACTOR AND FEAR TOOK CONTROL OVER YOU AND WOULD NOT LET YOU GET OUT OF BATTLE TOWN. Now you are running late, you’ve wasted time, energy, gas and money. You are frustrated.

Well for most people when they are pursuing and driving towards their PERSONAL and PROFESSIONAL Goals and Dreams they do the exact same thing, they doubt, second guess, fear, turn the wrong way or worst do a complete U-Turn going back to where they started. If you are seeking success, you must fight, overcome and win your battles before you experience your Breakthrough, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL THE BATTLES ARE YOU MUST OVERCOME THEM!

Have you heard the saying “the biggest battle most people will ever fight is right between their two ears”? There is truth to that.

Here’s what you should know about Overcoming the Fears that Stops you from Winning the Battle and experiencing Your Breakthrough?

Overcoming Your Fears Creates Resilience

Overcoming Your Fears Develops Maturity

Overcoming Your Fears Pushes the Envelope of Accepted Performance

Overcoming Your Fears Provides Greater Opportunities

Overcoming Your Fears Prompts Innovation

Overcoming Your Fears Recaps Unexpected Benefits

Overcoming Your Fears Motivates YOU TO DO AND BECOME MORE!!

If you are seeking success in your personal life, your marriage, your job, your finances or your businesses recognize that YOU ARE DESTINED FOR A BREAKTHROUGH, IT CAN HAPPEN.

But first you must ask yourself these five questions to assist you in determining if winning your Battles towards your Breakthrough is worth it.

1. “What good feelings did I have about the potential results that prompted me to get on this journey and are those feelings strong enough to keep me on the right path?”

2. “What would be the adverse/negative effects in my life if I don’t overcome my fears and continue following the right directions towards my breakthrough?”

3. “What family members or friends do I have that love me and are counting on me to win my battles and experience a breakthrough?”

4. “Who can I talk to? Who do I know personally or indirectly that is successful and have won their battles and experienced their breakthroughs in which I can pluck the seeds of their wisdom?”

5. “What other options or shortcuts can I use to win my battles and achieve my breakthroughs?”

With the right MINDSET and the right COACHING your Enemies can be defeated and when they are, Your Breakthrough and Victory is certain! So what are you waiting for? Get the help you need, fix your eyes straight ahead, put the gas pedal down and Go for it!

This week’s quotes:

"Our deepest fear is that we are POWERFUL beyond measure. It is our LIGHT not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be Brilliant, Gorgeous, Talented, and Fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn't serve the world. We Are All Meant To Shine As Children Do. As we let Our Light Shine, we unconsciously give other people Permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own Fear, Our Presence automatically liberates others."

~~ Marianne Williamson

"Adversity is another way to measure
the greatness of individuals. I never had
a crisis that didn't make me stronger."


~~ Lou Holtz

"Come to the edge, he said. They said, we are afraid. Come to the edge he said, they came. He pushed them, and they flew ...."

~~Guillaume Apollinaire

July 1, 2010

Your Declaration of Independence

What is Independence Day and why do we celebrate it? Historically July 4th Independence day is a day during the year set aside to observe our independence, according to Wikipedia: In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Two questions you might want to ask yourself - How’s my Personal Declaration of Independence coming along? And what’s keeping me Captive from experiencing my own Independence Day? Independence as defined by the Webster’s dictionary:

1in·de·pen·dent - Pronunciation: \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt\ Function: adjective - Date: 1611

1: not dependent: as a (1): not subject to control by others: self-governing (2): not affiliated with a larger controlling unit b (1): not requiring or relying on something else: not contingent <an independent conclusion: not bound by or committed to a political party c (1): not requiring or relying on others (as for care or livelihood.

We are truly blessed to live in a Country that has its freedom; however it is important to know that you too can be free. Yes free from the control of others but mostly free from the things that keep you captive i.e. - worry, stress, personal issues, career issues, business issues, financial issues etc. Think about it….what is holding you back from your own personal freedom and independence?

** note there are times in which we need to depend on others i.e. being part of a team, organizations, marriage, church or perhaps when we are not able to function by ourselves or take care of ourselves due to age or sickness and or disease**

Many years ago I was part of a Marketing Company, ironically on this date July 4th 2002 I accomplished a major milestone within the company…I was Inducted into the Financial Independence Council for achieving my first $100,000 in Personal Income within the company. You can imagine how elated I must have felt. I also achieved this milestone twice more to the $300K level. During this time frame and subsequent years my elated feelings began to diminish. Why? You might ask. The answer is simple… I was not following the “Ingredients to a Balanced Life” which in turned robbed me of my own personal freedom, even though I was considered a success financially. Many years after my departure from the company and the industry I have learned that Independence is freeing yourself from the things, people, environments, habits etc. that BINDS, RESTRICTS, and keeps us CAPTIVES from utilizing our talents and gifts effectively. Ultimately anything or anyone that BINDS, RESTRICTS or keeps you CAPTIVE in turn CONTROLS you and denies you the opportunity of achieving your goals and dreams in becoming the Free, Happy, Positive, and Productive Person you are meant to be.

You might be wondering “how do I break free from this bondage and claim my own Personal Declaration of Independence?” I suggest you start by working hard on becoming a better YOU. Focus and Practice the Six "F"'s to a Balanced Life – Your Faith, Family, Fitness, Fun, Fellowship and your Firm (company). I also recommend you get prepared to Transform Yourself by the Renewing of Your Mind.

Approximately ten years ago I had a Coach who suggested that I do this...... I did not take his advice, He told me “Tony, you are off to an incredibly fast start of success within the company, remember it’s a Marathon and not a Sprint, stay In tune with a Balanced Life Program, there you will find Longevity, Independence and Freedom.

Although I was given this sound advice from someone who themselves achieved such state of freedom and success, I believed my freedom was ultimately based on my finances and consequently I spent many years chasing and achieving only that financial plateau and goal. Consequently by not following the advice of those who have gone before me, those who have claimed their own Personal Declaration of Independence I paid the price for many years of trial and error, bad decisions and at times bad judgment which kept me captive and bound denying me my own true Personal Independence.

Next week, July 4th 2010 - Ten years later from hearing that advice, I am a Life, Career and Business Coach I am free, free to be all I can be. Free to Coach, Teach and Guide others on their quest to freedom based on my experience. Ultimately I am now Free to be the best husband, father, leader and servant to God and to those I serve in the community. GOOD NEWS!!! You don't have to wait ten years for your own Personal Declaration of Independence. Break free NOW of what’s holding you back from being and doing all that you’ve dreamed!

Life is a Journey,...there is a quote that states, "success is the journey not the destination" I couldn't agree more, however I know from experience you must first get on the right track to experience a great journey. If you do so you will eventually get to the place called Independence, Freedom, and Peace it's worth it!!

During the three day weekend, take a look around you, watch the news, read the paper and count how many fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the United States Freedom. Go ahead have fun, participate and celebrate in all that you can.....if you act now and do as the Founding Fathers of this great nation have done, YOU will sign YOUR OWN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE...that's right on July 4th, 2011 you will be free. GO FOR IT!

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

Coach Tony

(c) Copyright 2010, B4 Success

Feed Your Mind As Often As You Feed Your Belly

In order to self-improve on a constant basis, you need to feed your mind. Are you doing this? An easy way to check is to ask yourself "What am I reading?" or "what am I storing in my mind?" It's been said that "as a man thinks, so is he." Wow! How powerful and true.

I read all the time. So do my immediate family, friends and colleagues. We share what we read and learned, and we recommend books to each other all the time. It helps us all be better in business, our community, with our friends and families, and it also opens the doors to new opportunities and ways of thinking.

Some things I have read recently include Entrepreneur, 32 Ways to Be a Champion In Business by Earvin Johnson, the Bible, which I read on a consistent basis, and so many more books, magazines and articles that I can't possibly list them all here.

So, again I ask "are you feeding your mind as much as you feed your belly?!" If you feed your mind as often as your belly, then your purse and life will always be full!

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

Coach Tony

Spring Cleaning For Your Life

Many people think about Spring cleaning their home this time of year, but what about your life?

Sit down and think about everything in your life right now. What makes a difference and what is just clutter? Make a list of everything in your life that you could do without, the things and yes, even people, who bring you down or hinder your growth. What is taking up your valuable time that could instead be spent on the people and things about which you care the most?

It's amazing to me when I hear people say they don't have time for this or time for that - and it's usually things they really love and want to do. Everyone is busy and there are times when you can't get to everything. But if there are things on a consistent basis that are stopping you from pursuing what you love to do and keeping you from the people you want to be with - put an end to it. Clean out the clutter in your life. Don't go to every meeting if you don't have time for it. Don't volunteer for everything that comes your way. Prioritize and do the things that are important and spend time with the people you care about most.

When you begin to Spring clean your life, you'll be amazed at what you find you can do without and even more amazed at what time you have for the people you love. You will also find you have less stress and more joy - and that will lead to more energy and better health.

Spring cleaning - it's not just for your house!

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

Coach Tony

What to Do With All That Debt

I know what real debt is. I used to have a lot of it myself before I became truly educated in the way of money. Many people have a lot of debt and with the economy right now - most of them are trying to figure out what to do with theirs.

One thing I've been reading a lot about lately is people trying to decide if they should just walk away from their mortgage. People on both sides of the issue make valid points - but what about you personally?

First, I don't recommend anyone just walking away from a debt. That being said, I understand there comes a point when some people feel they have no choice. Remember, there are ways to handle debts and though this economy is painful for many, use it as a learning experience. Talk to your financial advisor about where you stand with your debts, including your mortgage if you have one. There are a lot of options out there if you find yourself in financial trouble.

If you are really struggling, contact those you owe money to and see if they will work with you. Many will as they want to get paid and if you make a real effort they may make different payment plans for you.

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

Coach Tony

Practice Gratitude

Too often we focus on the negative in our lives. We go over in our minds what is wrong, what is missing, what we wish was different. That's not a way to live a meaningful and glorious life.

Instead, we need to practice gratitude. We need to do this every day. What are you grateful for and do you say it, at a minimum to yourself if not others, every day? If not, start doing that today. Think about all the things for which you have to be grateful, from your loved ones to your health to your job and everything else in the world you have.

Think of all those in great need around the world. Think of those who don't have a safe place for themselves or their children to live, those who don't have clean water or enough food to eat. Be grateful for what you have and share that with those who are in need. When you share what you have, you will make someone else's day brighter and in turn they will feel gratitude for what they have and share with others as well.

Besides practicing gratitude, teach it to your children and grandchildren. They need to see what you are grateful for and they need to think about what they have for which to be grateful. It will help them focus on the good in their lives. Have them tell you what they are grateful for and then remind them of it when they are having a bad day.

I am grateful for my family, my friends, my health, the country I live in and the work I do to name just a few. What are you grateful for? If you are honest with yourself you will see there is plenty you have to be successful for.

 

Hear it, Believe it, Achieve it

 

Until Next Time...Warm Wishes,

 

Coach Tony