Monday for the Millennial – 07.15.2019

9 Free Ways to Become Wealthy

The real measure of your wealth is your ability to become the energy of it.

Start building real wealth today by doing the following:

  1. Realize that the small things are really the big things. – We are always looking for something better that we sometimes fail to realize that we already have the best we could hope for. When you get something small, you want more. When you get more, you desire even more. But when you lose everything, you realize the small things were really the big things.
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  2. Cherish your relationships. – Sometimes people are beautiful, not in looks, not in what they say, just in who they are and what they do. Remember, you will never fully appreciate all of the things someone does for you until you find yourself doing the same things for yourself. So be grateful for the people who make your life a little brighter. They are the charming gardeners who help your soul blossom.
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  3. Be okay with the fact that you can’t control everything. – When you’re younger, you exhaust yourself trying to take charge of everything in your life, other people, and all situations. Then one day it dawns on you that you will never gain control until you lose the need to have it– until you can simply let it be okay, to not be perfectly okay. When you’re wearing yourself ragged trying to juggle the outcome of everything happening around you, it’s time to stop, take a breath, and remind yourself that the only things you can truly control, are what choices you will make, and how much control you will give to the fear that you’re feeling.
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  4. Work through your failures. – Success is not a skill; it is a persistent attitude. The difference in winning and losing is, most often, the simple act of not quitting. Before you quit, think of the reason why you held on so long, and all the progress you have made. The reason so many people give up too early is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.  <<>>
  5. Don’t let your fears make your decisions anymore. – Have faith that the universe has a plan for you, and it’s all being revealed in the right timeframe. Something you will eventually learn through all your ups and downs is that there are really no wrong decisions in life, just choices that will take your life down a totally different path. So take chances, follow your intuition, and allow yourself more moments of awe, wonder, inspiration and grace.
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  6. Stand up for yourself. – Don’t let the people who do so little for you, control so much of your feelings and emotions. Never cry for those who don’t know the value of your tears. Stand your ground. It is better to let them walk away from you than all over you.
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  7. Make up your mind to be happy. – Nobody can take away your pain, so don’t let anyone take away your happiness. If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy,  no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.
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  8. Let go of resentment. – You will only begin to heal and grow when you let go of the past, forgive those who have wronged you, and learn for forgive yourself for your mistakes. So every morning as you make your bed, think positively, and smooth out the wrinkles of negativity left from yesterday’s challenges, tuck the corners of your doubts away, and fluff your belief that every day is a perfect new beginning.
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  9. Focus on the positive. – With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. No matter how far you have traveled or how many failures you have encountered, hope and positivity can still meet you anywhere.

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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And I leave you with a simple question: 
What do you have that money can’t buy?

Cheers to your Tuesday,
Tenika Francis

Tuesday Food for Thought – 07.09.2019

Can you remove negative thoughts??

My take on how this photo is quite interesting. I still think negative thoughts and find it nearly impossible to put negative thinking to a permanent stop. I have tried this exercise and it is a great negative thought manager.

Many of us believe that we are bad people because we think negative thoughts. If we begin to think of thoughts as an energy form, we can decide first how we would like to direct that energy. Everyone thinks negative thoughts. Some in a higher capacities than others because of their core values and self belief. Humans have the ability to use free will, meaning whatever you put your mind to will grow. If we think about failing a test while studying, chances are we may not get a passing mark. But if you decide that you are going to minimize your fears of failing – heck, you are not even going to feel horrible if you do not pass because perhaps you were thinking of an alternative career path anyway.

Be the creator of your experiences. Allow yourself to think and assess your thinking. Often times I catch myself, when I am caught in a negative thought loop, I pause and tell myself how amazing I am. Does not necessarily mean my negative thoughts have gone away. It just means that I chose to focus on a more inspirational thought. Try it!

So do you think you are up for this challenge? If you can be aware enough to replace every negative thought with a better feeling thought you have already gotten half way there. If there is a mantra or affirmation that has empowered you along this journey, please share that gift in the comments below.

Article Source: Authored by Tenika Francis, Photo by Healers of Light

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Cheers to your Tuesday,
Tenika Francis

How Are You? – 07.04.2019

How is your week so far?

This read is designed to make sure that if you are in the mist of building something, that you stay on your path. Before you fall off this weekend whether it be clubbing, a dinner or family function, create a to-do list of what you expect of yourself in those environments.

Studies have shown that once you write down a task with an action, you are 40% more likely to complete that action rather than you keeping the task in your head.

Lastly, remind yourself of your reason. You are surely less likely to tarnish all that you have built if you remind yourself of the investment you put in over the last 2 years or 3 days. Stay focused.

How did you like this read? Feel free to share items on your to-do list to inspire others 🙂

Anonymous Quote: “When things change inside you, things change around you”.

Cheers to your Thursday,
Tenika Francis

Are You a Leader? – 07.02.2019

Are You A Leader Who Enables or Empowers?

I believe the most important leadership role anyone has in this life is that of a parent.

As a parent your ultimate goal is to raise productive, self-sufficient adults, who go on to achieve and contribute more to the world than you do.

If you think about it, shouldn’t that be the goal of every business leader as well?

Ralph Nader said, “The function of leaders is to produce other leaders not just other followers.” And that is the essence of a true leader – is one who not only inspires followers but empowers them to go on to be great leaders.

So how do we do that? Well, let’s think about it from a parents perspective and there are three simple strategies that we think move us away from enabling and into the empowerment process.

#1. Allow For Collaboration in Decision Making 
As a parent you need to let your kids be part of making decisions so that they learn through experience the process as well as the positive and negative consequences of decisions. In the business world, our people need to be able to collaborate and participate in the decision making process, giving them a voice as well as the big picture mindset of all of the parameters to consider.

#2. Give Them Opportunities To Lead
If we want our children to be leaders then we need to let them lead. That sounds simple and equally as applicable in the business world, yet it is hard to loosen the rains. Micromanaging and overseeing every project, initiative, etc… not only burdens you as the leader but it stifles the growth of your people. Let them lead and move into the role of mentor. (Someone who can analyze what worked, what didn’t and where they can improve)

#3. Challenge Them
Leadership requires growth and the best way to stimulate growth is to challenge them. It is in the struggle that the stretching, learning and developing occurs. I am grateful for my parents for pushing me and I am grateful for business leaders who expected greatness from me and gave me the challenge to step up.

Leaders can learn a lot from great parents. I know without a doubt that the goal of every parent should be the goal of every leader – To Create More Leaders.

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

How did you like this read? Feel free to share below how you have empowered.

Cheers to your Monday,
Tenika Francis

Tuesday Food for Thought – 07.02.2019

How do you remember experiences?

Ever had an activity you knew you were made to do but did not do it because of an exact of similar experience?

Have you thought about that experience and why you think it hinders you in the present moment?

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Our minds work by connecting emotions with experiences. We are so brilliant in the choices we make. I think we all agree that there are experiences we have been through that we could not control. There is crucial importance in the experiences we can control. The ability to maximize our will power shall determine the impact we have on others and the quality of life we live as individuals.

Once we categorize a good experience, the “feel good” hormone – endorphins are released in our brains and we want to experience that good experience again. Once we experience bad experiences, our brains release a stress “fight or flight” hormone – adrenaline.

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For example, imagine you have a biology class presentation. You are prepared for it but you start of the presentation with a lot of sweating and a lot of mumbles. You are sure to bomb the next 5 minutes and instead of sharing to your professor that you have anxiety speaking in front of people, you immediately run off after completion to save yourself the anguish.

If you’ve had similar experiences, that it okay. Chances are you will have more of those experiences. But what if you were about to transform that energy into a hormone less “flight or fight”. Perhaps you would still be anxious and sweaty in your palms because you are convinced you are in danger. The information you tell yourself is the way you can process a different feeling to an entire experience. If you are a true bad ass at this, you will channel the same feeling you get presenting a public speech with a walk on the beach. Imagine yourself being that sure and unstoppable! How amazing would that be?

Article Source: Tenika Francis

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The next time you give yourself a limitation, also give yourself a reason to embrace the gift you were made to share. Fail fast and move forward!

Cheers to your Tuesday,
Tenika Francis

5 Ways to Think Like a Champion – 07.01.2019

5 WAYS TO THINK LIKE A CHAMPION!

We meet and learn from Champions every day. Not just in locker rooms but in classrooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, homes and office buildings. In order to be a champion you must Think Like a Champion. Champions think differently than everyone else. They approach their life and work with a different mindset and belief system that separates them from the pack. 

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1. Champions Expect to Win – When they walk on the court, on the field, into a meeting or in a classroom they expect to win. In fact they are surprised when they don’t win. They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.

2. Champions Celebrate the Small Wins – By celebrating the small wins champions gain the confidence to go after the big wins. Big wins and big success happen through the accumulation of many small victories. This doesn’t mean champions become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can do greater things.

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3. Champions Don’t Make Excuses When They Don’t Win – They don’t focus on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better. They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become stronger, wiser and better.

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4. Champions Focus on What They Get To Do, Not What They Have To Do – They see their life and work as a gift not an obligation. They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process. They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.

5. Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future – Their faith is greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges. In spite of their situation champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a champion, think again. Champions aren’t born. They are shaped and molded. And as iron sharpens iron you can develop your mindset and the mindset of your team with the right thinking, beliefs and expectations that lead to powerful actions.

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Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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There is a Champion in every single on of us. We would love to hear about your most memorable champion experience.

Cheers to your Monday,
Tenika Francis