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Creating An Energized Start to Your Day

Just shared this quick video message with my business partners &
thought you’d benefit from these perspectives as well — Enjoy!

How do you create your own energized start to your day? Feel
free to share your own experience in the comments below.

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3 Daily Keys to Moving Forward in Your Business & Your Life

Here are 3 quick yet powerful keys that have a made a big difference
for me in creating the business and life we now enjoy:

I look forward to hearing your own experience, and any keys you’d
like to share, in the comments below!

Dr. Ben

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What Is Your Daily Practice?

Saw a wonderful little book called Manage Your Day-to-Day
on a stack of books at my sister’s this past weekend, and
glanced through a couple of the short posts from various
business & thought leaders. One by Seth Godin caught my eye,
including this thought that is still bouncing around in my
head after returning home and continuing to coach my business
team:

professionals all have a daily practice.

It’s easy to create when you feel like it…the difference
between an amateur and a professional is that professionals
have a daily practice that they engage in consistently –
even when they don’t feel like it…and that’s led to their
productivity and results.

So my question for you (and myself) today is this:

What is your daily practice?

Manage Your Day-To-Day

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Creating Your Future A Few Minutes A Day

Took a moment during a break with family to share these quick tips on creating new results in just a few minutes a day. Special thanks to the “cameraman” – my wife, Rachelle! Enjoy!

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What Are You Creating With Your Words?

Just recorded this brief video message for you — Enjoy!

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Opportunity — What do you see?

Read this poem recently in a collection my oldest daughter
received from a friend…a powerful picture of two men facing
identical circumstances, but with very different perspectives…
and that made all the difference.

Kind of makes us reflect on how we’re looking at what’s before
us…what we’re saying to ourselves…and what we’re choosing
to do…

Enjoy!

Opportunity

This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:—
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince’s banner
Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the battle’s edge,
And thought, “Had I a sword of keener steel—
That blue blade that the king’s son bears,— but this
Blunt thing—!” He snapped and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the king’s son, wounded sore bested,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
And ran and snatched it, and with battle-shout
Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down
And saved a great cause that heroic day.
–Edward Rowland Sill

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5 Keys for Networking…and For Life

While driving home from a networking event the other night and reflecting on my experiences of the evening, I thought about the 5 key tips below.  I quickly jotted them down in my notebook before going to sleep, then filled them in over the next couple days as a reminder to myself…and to those of you on the path of life with me — here you go:

1)  Be Yourself — you fill a unique space in the universe. No one else can be you.  Your story and your journey add another unique hue to the rainbow of stories being created, and will have a unique impact on others’ lives.  Owning your own value and becoming comfortable with yourself is a great starting point for connecting with others, and in itself is a gift to those around you.

2)  Develop Yourself — continually invest in and develop yourself.  Always be learning, practicing, & developing new insights & skills as you master your craft & the arena you’ve chosen to play in.  This practice will build your self-confidence, effectiveness, and the tangible value you can contribute to others.

3)  Connect & Contribute Value — become a person of value — someone who’s interested in others and sincerely seeking to add value to their lives, even if simply by noticing & affirming them.

Asking this simple question, “What can I contribute to this person’s life (or business) today?” is powerful.  The answer may simply be a listening ear, a warm acknowledgement – a sense, as I heard Dave Blanchard mention recently, that “you matter” — or it could be something tangible such as a referral, a book or resource, or a practical tip or idea.

4)  Invite with Abandon — this one is key to network marketers, but also applies to anyone who’s looking to invite partners or followers to an event, experience, or cause.  There is a certain freedom to opening a door of possibility for people and then letting them decide whether they want to walk through.

5)  Be unattached & joyful — this one complements #4 — being “unattached” to how a person will respond enables you to be joyful & continue moving forward regardless of potential disappointments or unexpected negativity, and a joyful attitude is always uplifting and attractive.  In addition, people appreciate having their own freedom and autonomy honored, and that can actually draw them closer to you rather than pushing them away.

Finally, here’s a “Bonus” tip:

**Be Appreciative**

This tip alone will serve you both in life and business and especially in relating to people.  Being appreciative is something you can practice just like a golf swing.  Begin with your attitude and the words you say to yourself, and then extend this practice to the words and attitude you share with others.  Being appreciative will put you in a state that’s attractive and a joy to be around…and no matter what, you’ll feel better…which is what all of us are seeking daily, anyway — to feel good about ourselves and others.

So there you have it — five keys and a bonus one for networking and all of life.

Which one do you choose to focus on today?

 

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Morning Inspiration

Here’s a quick video message from The Silver Spoon in Valparaiso after a morning run with my wife Rachelle at a local county farm. Enjoy!

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A “New” Definition of Success

My wife shared this wonderful affirmation from a card on her
desk with me this morning, “Success Is About the Joy I Feel”.

Reminded me of some reflections the past few days as we’ve
just moved into a wonderful new home –- some of our friends
and business partners have been calling it our “dream home”,
and it is indeed the next phase of manifesting a new chapter –
and space, both literally and figuratively –- in our lives.

But what I’ve noticed after moving into our new home, and with
this affirmation in particular giving me the words to express it
–- is that we carry our joy with us…and within us…

If we depend on a new home or some other “outer” thing or
circumstance to bring us joy, we may be setting ourselves up
for disappointment –- because when the newness wears off, we
may find ourselves even worse off than before, because what
we’ve been working toward doesn’t bring the lasting joy we
thought it would…

Conversely, if we realize we carry our joy within us –- and we
practice finding appreciation, joy, and wonder wherever we are –-
then we can move into new spaces and new situations and
fully enjoy them…while not depending on them for our joy.

So here’s to finding joy in your journey, and to creating more and
more joy around you because you realize you carry your joy within you.

And here’s to wonderful new “spaces” and new experiences for you
in the days ahead!

Dr. Ben

Rachelle's Desk

Rachelle's desk in our new home

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Letting Go of Fear…

Last night while looking up a resource for a friend who has
several people in his life facing a serious health crisis, I
came across this “Dr. Ben” letter I had written a few years ago
and realized it could still speak to those of you today who
are facing a serious crisis — either in yourself or a loved one –
and so I’m re-posting the letter here for you.  May it bring
you peace.

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Today I want to speak to those of you who may be facing a serious
diagnosis — in yourself or a loved one.  I went through this when
my second daughter was born blind, and again when my mother faced
cancer. Besides the emotions of fear, stress, and despair that can
come up, I also know the anguish and exhaustion that come from trying
to figure out the right thing to do.  Consulting experts, reading,
researching, praying, discussing — all seem to be part of the process
many of us feel compelled to walk through.  Yet even in the midst of
this, it is possible to have an inner sense of peace, and that’s what
I want to assist you with today.

In our culture, many of us have grown up focusing on “doing”, and
especially in a crisis, I know my first tendency is to want to
know what to do.

Well, in serious matters where there is not always an immediate or
obvious solution, a “doer” can get so caught up in “research” and trying
to make the right decisions — about treatment, care, travel, and so on –
that the doer becomes totally cut off from their heart and their sense of being.

What I want to encourage you to “do” today, no matter how serious a
situation you are facing, is to take a moment right now simply “being” –
and affirm that “all is well.”  Though the surface of your life may be
being tossed about by storms, at a deeper level you can connect to a
sense of being that exists beyond your crisis, and it is from this
connection that you can find the peace to hear, see, and receive
what really matters.

Yes, this is a spiritual matter — one of faith.  Our beliefs and our
spiritual energy are actually the most powerful in the universe in
affecting our lives and our health, though many of us get consciously
cut off from this awareness when we’re stressed wondering what to “do”.

Whatever crisis you’re facing on the surface of your life, let go of your
fear and find that inner place of trust where “all is well.”  From there
you can re-enter your situation with a new perspective that will allow you
to receive good even in the midst of hardship, as well as be a blessing
to others.

Peace to you.

Dr. Ben

P.S.  For further assistance with facing your fears in any health crisis,
as well as practical steps to take, you can take a look at
Your Journey to Wellness with Dr. Ben

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