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01 MayLong Time No Talk
How many times have you ran into an old friend and said, “we need to keep in touch” only to not speak to this person again until you happened to run into them.With all of the social media, new phones coming out, tablets, and mobile devices popping up like popcorn all this only means one thing… we are all becoming more and more anti-social. Does that make sense? The more social media mediums we have; the easier it is for us to still not talk. If you have more than 5 social media accounts you know exactly what I am talking about. Why is this? I do not have all the answers, it is the questions I pose.
My suggestion is that it is becoming less confrontational to simply send a text or email rather than meeting face-to-face or calling someone. Believe it or not people are actually becoming bold enough to do everything they never could behind the clicks of a mouse. I use to tell my Clients all the time in the Real Estate business no one buys a house over the Internet, or do they? While in the good ole days they did not, today you can do everything over the Internet; including buy a home!
In your relationships, try to keep at least a handful of people you can speak to and connect with on a weekly basis. This builds moral, keeps us friendly, and most importantly gives us something to look forward to rather than just the all mighty click!
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31 Dec“The Waiting Room”Ladies and Gentlemen I’d like to introduce to some and present to others my greatest gift to the world to date. My self-help guide, “The Waiting Room ~ Surviving & Thriving in the Waiting Rooms of Life.” Here are some excerpts from the book currently going into print with Xulon Press in Miami, Florida. “The Waiting Room” By:Coach T Simmons Chapter One- What Are You Waiting For? Recognizing when you are waiting intentionally or unintentionally. Chapter Two- Why Wait? Understanding why waiting is an essential part of our lives. Chapter Three- Good Waits vs Bad Weights. Calculating the waits in the weights in our lives. Chapter Four- Waiting to I.N.H.A.L.E. Registering moments of importance throughout our life span by identifying how to react & respond in times of down times & bliss. Chapter Five- Patiently Waiting. Patience- The ability to accept without compliant, as inconvenience or delay. Patient- Accepting of inconvenience or difficulty; tolerant. Patience is a gift; learn how to use it on a daily basis. Chapter Six- Wanting to Wait. Learning how to cultivate our waiting room quiet times for our own betterment. Unlock your potential… why you wait. Chapter Seven- Realizing… When the WAIT is Over. When the WAIT is finally over… then what? How to take yourself into your next level one step at a time. So, tell me what you think! This is a summary of each of the lessons in each chapter. If you have followed my blogs you know my methods of writing. The greatest thing about this piece is anyone in any stage of life can use this as a guide back to themselves. I spent several years of my life in what I like to call “The Waiting Room”. It is the place where you feel helpless and stuck after a life disaster. Loss of a job, loss of a relationship, failure of a business, loss of a child or loved one, disappointments due to downsizing, loss of a home due to foreclosure, loss of benefits due to discharge for the services, any loss or what could be deemed as a failure in your life. I was thinking about the economy and the state of being right during Christmas. How Obama can’t be with his family because the republicans couldn’t simply agree on helping people like us. All we asked for was for them to extend unemployment benefits to those whose have run out and they are struggling to make it. For the people you buy your coffee from in the morning to not have to be taxed more than they already are. I continued to ponder this news broadcast I saw on Rock Center on NBC about these same congress people who are all currently millionaires. I’m thinking to myself, WOW! How could this be? Who cares about us? Who is fighting for us? All people care about is which reality tv star is moving to Dallas next or who’s getting divorces or whatever else nonsense they can find to write & report about. All of this just kept me up at night to the point that I said I have to do something to reduce this carbon footprint and put people back to work… so my mind started churning…. and here we go. What do we do in… “The Waiting Room”. When you don’t know what to do… what do you do? How can you unlock your own bolted down doors? How can you do something to better your own situation? With no job, no money, no credit, and no backers how can you pull yourself out of the pit you have been hiding in? By realizing your own fullest potential! So, I’m thinking that sounds good, but we need some answers. AND THE ANSWERS BEGAN TO FLOW! When is the most inconvenient time of your life? While you are waiting!!! Waiting for a call back for a job, waiting to see if your approved for a loan, waiting for the right business idea, waiting for the results in the doctors office, waiting at the red light, waiting at the bus stop, waiting at the copier, waiting… waiting… and more waiting. Yes, it will make you feel like you are going insane and for some, they are. People are feeling helpless right now. Like there is no hope. As if they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is as if the some of the middle class are vastly becoming apart of the lower class and sliding below the poverty level. I have met former millionaires while volunteering at food banks. I have met million dollar producers that are now on public assistance. I have watched companies close their doors because workers simply asked for better wages and insurance for their families. I have an aunt who was fired while she was in the hospital fighting for her life after a massive stroke. Some people are in the fight of their lives and if we don’t do something to make a change who will? What will happen to this ecomony if we don’t rise up and do what it is we were called to do? This book is an action plan filled with a call to action coupled with instructions from the pit to the palace. What it is not: ~ A get rich quick plan. This is a method on how to use your waiting rooms of life to figure out what it is you are supposed to be doing with your life. This is a personal inventory workbook designed to be read and used in waiting rooms of life in life. I am working on this project tiredlessly because I know it is going to change the world! I will keep you posted of my progress, and would love your feedback and questions. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is time for us to subdue the earth! No longer victims but victors! The power to perform is within US! Unlock your own potential and stop holding your own self back! Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or swifter man… for sooner or later the man that wins… is the man that THINKS he can! I THINK I CAN!!!! Coach T Read More ...
27 OctLong Time No See
Wow! When I say a long time… I mean it! Where do I start? Well I guess with the fact that I have lost over 80 lbs and counting!!! I have so much going on in my life right now, BUT my positions are the same; I still say we must make time for everything that is important in our lives. I have been doing just that. We taped the show in October. I will tell you more when I know if the pilot is approved and the air date. Not many people are even strong enough to tell their life story in church less known on national tv, but I figure if it can help someone I am all for it!
So many things have changes since the last time I wrote!!! Many have changed the way I view things, but not my beliefs. I believe that your gifts will make room for you and bring you before great men and women so in order for you to be ready you must practice them. Moses practiced his gifts when he was in the desert. Joseph practiced his gifts when he was in prison. Ruth was practicing her gifts when Boaz saw her. All throughout the bible their are mentions of people who were extra-ordinary in ordinary situations, careers, and odd places. Regardless of where you are in life you do not have to stay there. You can make a change today that will shape your tomorrow.
Change isn’t change until you make some changes! GET M.A.D. Because when you get M.A.D.; you are now ready to M.ake A. D.ecision!!!
Whew! Thanks for the Welcome Back!!!
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09 JunI IISPIRE TO INSPIRE
When I started this site almost two years ago I had no idea it would take on a life of its own. I have just been doing whatever my hands found to do as God tells us to, and look at you reading my blog right now! How did you get here? The same way I did. You saw something that peaked your interest. Thank you so much for visiting and embracing!
There are many great things here on I IISPIRE. This site is devoted to self-help because I believe we are to encourage one another to live our best lives, be all we can be, and go for our dreams.
I Inspire Specific People In Reaching Each Dream, Vision, Goal… the possibilities are Endless.
Before you can think outside the box, you must realize there is no box… the sky is not the limit… there are no limits we can do whatever we put our minds to… so why are you here? What is it God has placed on your heart to do?
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