Personal Accountability II – 12.09.2019

Hey Millennial King,

How are ya?

Today’s blog is bought to you by the amount of comments that I got from my original “Personal Accountability – 08.26.2019″ blog post. I had a whopping 119 comments!!

Proof is below, I think I’m very proud of you all for inquiry on this underrated topic.

I wanted to return to this because you want to hear more about believing in yourself and how that relates to your goals, correct?

Not only that but you want to get better with what you feel passionately about.

NOT only that, you want to achieve your the highest success and be recognized that you do a fairly good job, if not, the only one to do an excellent job in your niche – at what others think is soo difficult to do.

Well first, I would love to continue the sequence of the original post. It asks us toward the end of it, “4 Words: Which one best describes…. you?” And then “What are you known for?”

  1. Outstanding
  2. Good
  3. Mediocre
  4. Lousy

Fail fast and start over!

If you are currently reading this, I’m 99.9% sure you are known for your ability to achieve in an outstanding nature. Whether that be volunteering at a charity, committing to the gym or giving yourself more down time. To you, it is crucial that you do an outstanding job, otherwise what it the point of throwing in your time and effort?

I feel you on that!

It is exactly how I stay on top of my goals. Let’s be honest, I do get the once in a blue moon days where I stay at home and binge watch Youtube. But for the most part I was never into half assing anything that had my name on it.

This doesn’t mean that I am trial and error proof. I set up projects and tend to add more food than I can chew. And then of course I realize my choice of timing was not fair to me.

Greatness is in your blood

You are destined for greatness and I truly believe that. You can achieve anything you imagine which is the greatest gift of life. I do whatever it takes. Meaning if I have to connect with a thousand people in a room as an introvert, I will do it. If I have to give up girls night, won’t sweat it. If I have to give up a full 8 hour sleep and grab 4 hours, so be it.

What are you deeply passionate about? Are you currently fulfilled?

Article Source: Tenika Francis

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Cheers to your Monday,
Tenika Francis

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset – 11.11.2019

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset?

If you have given yourself some thought of how you will stay sane during the holidays, leading up to the new year – you should sign up to join our tribe library.

Also! Take a peak of this chart below.

The point of this chart is to increase your awareness to your thinking. You may be able to figure out when you can break the cycle of your negative thought patterns. The best way to do that is to figure out how you wake up in the morning. How did you wake up this morning? Can your alarm sound more inviting instead of scary? Do you hydrate your body? Have you done breathing techniques? All of these questions are important. Why? – because the quality of your day will determine how you feel. The quality of your mindset will determine how much you accomplish in this lifetime.

If you think of someone who can benefit from this easy read, share it. I appreciate your efforts in growing this tribe, more than you know.

Source: The Growth Mindset Matrix

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What Type of Motivation Are You? – 11.04.2019

What Type of Motivation Are You?

It is astonishing to find out what motivates you on a daily basis. But more astonishing to find what makes us this way. The more we learn about how our minds work, the easier our habits can be altered to fit the goal we plan to achieve.

Below are 3 types of motivations with a description of each. Feel free to take a look at the diagram to share which one or two combinations best fit you!

Extrinsic – You are motivated by external possessions with a preference for recognition, awards and benefits. You tend to act on a goal based on your status.

Cons: You may feel inadequate when there is no reward or recognition

Intrinsic – You are motivated by internal values. You act on a goal that makes you feel joyous and fulfilled.

Cons: You may feel unworthy if you don’t achieve positive goals.

Addiction – You are motivated by feeling good.

Cons: The most destructive form of motivation.


Article Source: 15 min mentor

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Set A Goal – 10.28.2019

Set A Goal


7 Ideas to Consider Before Setting a Goal

Everyone including you has probably thought of a far fetched goal to achieve in one week or one month and ended up missing the mark.

Once we understand the purpose behind setting a goal, we can understand the reason it is significant.

Below are effective ideas to consider before making any goal.

  1. Be Realistic.
  2. Decide.
  3. Give it Significance.
  4. Write Down 50 Ways to Achieve It.
  5. Create an Action Plan.
  6. Set a Deadline.
  7. Start Massive Action.

Use Your 50 Ways to Achieve

In most cases, you will find your top 5 ways of achieving your goal. The key in brainstorming 50 ways is to never run out of ideas or action steps to get you closer to your goal. Even if you come up with 30 solutions, perhaps 3-5 are transferable. This means that you can use the same solutions to achieve a new goal.

In addition, to brainstorming 50 ways to achieve your goal. If you are brainstorming correctly, you are also visualizing what solutions will be more effective for you. Now, let’s take a minute to acknowledge that we as humans will not action anything that involves potential failure. Our brains are still wired to preserve lives, which is awesome. That said, if you take a look at your “50+ Ways”, and they are the simplest but most effective – congratulations! You are ahead of the game.

Article Source: Tenika Francis

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How to Stay Insanely Self-Motivated – 10.15.2019

How to Stay Insanely Self-Motivated

by Elle Kaplan

At some point in your life you have not felt motivated to accomplish your goals. Why do you think this is?

You have the talent and ability to be whoever you want to be in this world. Let’s begin to brainstorm the points that may be affecting your current state of motivation.

Be Specific: Are you being specific with the goal you are working to achieve? What are the best ways to measure your progress? Will you write for instance, “I will workout at the gym every morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.” This goal is specific and the way to measure progress can be done by a series of checklists and alarm clocks.

Be realistic: Are you being practical with your goals? Make a commit to create the goals that can be achieved with ease. You are at your best when you feel empowered to achieve your goal because you are not discouraged by how far-fetched your goal is.

Take ownership: When you take ownership for getting the task done. Taking responsibility for your actions will encourage you to say no to activities that no longer serve your goal.

Celebrate your wins: Pat yourself on the back for the small goals you have achieved, whether that be complete your to-do list or drinking a substantially increasing your water intake. Celebrate!

Take action: Do not stay under the untruthful believe that something wonderful is going to fall into your lap with you putting the work in to get it. Action your goals and dreams into reality by waking up into actioning, every morning.

Article Source: How to Stay Insanely Motivated

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Cheers to your Tuesday,
Tenika Francis

Tuesday Food for Thought – 10.08.2019

The Energy behind Tuesday

Tuesday is ruled by the planet of action and energy, Mars and is a great day for getting things done.

If Monday is all about setting the emotional tone, Tuesday is all about putting that tone into action.

Tuesday is the perfect day to launch forward with projects, make decisions and get ahead, especially when it comes to your career. The energy of the day will also help you to start making progress in all areas of your life and is excellent for getting in tune with your passions.

In order to best use the energy of Tuesday, get clear about what you want and then go out there and make it happen. Mars energy gives us the drive and passion to follow through on our goals, dreams and desires.

Article Source: The Meaning and Energy Behind Days of the Week

How did you enjoy this read? Will the days of your week take on a new meaning?

Cheers to your Tuesday,
Tenika Francis

5 Essentials to Increase Your Gratitude/Appreciation – 10.07.2019

5 Essentials to Increase Your Gratitude – Appreciation

First off, thank you for stopping by!

In case you haven’t noticed, this is a blog post I created last month. I decided to bring it back to life because we tend to stress a lot during this winter season. Not just because of the dry weather and climate changes but we also stress during the holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this time of the year impacts you in one way or another. So let’s get started with Appreciation!

A perfect way to prepare for all that the season brings is to remember

The Power of Appreciation!


Genuine appreciations can create an organizational culture in which
appreciation and positive energy are the norms rather than the
exceptions, a culture in which people feel valued for their work and help those around them to do the same.

Leading with appreciation creates a positive culture! Here are two points of our favorite ways of “living” our belief in a positive, appreciative culture. Some of them will seem challenging as you imagine going into the busiest season of year. So perhaps establish a systems that supports you to achieve your personal goals for the holidays and New Year.

Here are the 5 essentials that you can purchase and give yourself the time investment that you deserve:

1. Guided Meditation for Calm Free App!
Recommended if you struggle with “me time” in the world of work-life balance.

2. White Sage
Recommended for negative energy clearing.

3. White Barn 3 Wick Candle
Recommended for spiritual awareness, peace and purity. Also recommended in cool colors such as purples and blues as you visualize your future self.

4. White Wood Cool Mist Air Humidifier
Recommended for adding moisture in the air, especially during winter months.

5. 7-Piece Yoga Package
Highly recommended as there are tons of benefits to yoga. Yoga builds core strength for your body and unifies your mind, body and soul.


More Appreciation

Appreciate yourself
An appreciative environment must be driven from within us. When you
can appreciate yourself authentically, you will soon learn how to transfer that energy to appreciate others.  Remember to self high 5 regularly!

Appreciate people around you who are being appreciative
As a leader or manager, when you see one of your staff being
appreciative and spreading positive energy, appreciate them for doing so. It’s an opportunity to lead by example and reinforce positive behaviors
all at once!

Appreciate life 
Enjoying life itself is a huge part of your life and you are in charge of it!
If you do invest in all of any of these items, please be sure to let me know via comment or email on how it has allowed you to become more appreciative.

Appreciate today.

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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Tenika Francis

The Best Advice You’ve Ever Heard? – 09.10.2019

The Best Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

Dr. James Gills accomplished the remarkable feat of completing two triathlons back to back. Most of the world, couldn’t complete one triathlon, never mind two.

Yet, Dr. James Gills, a man in his fifties, was able to complete a double triathlon six times. When asked how he did it, he gave the best advice you will ever hear. He said, “I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listen to myself.” He continued, “If I listen to myself I hear all the reasons why I should give up. I hear that I’m too tired-too old-too weak to make it. But if I talk to myself I can give myself the encouragement and words I need to hear to keep running and finish the race.”

It’s the same way with life. Too often we listen to ourselves and hear all the complaints, self-doubt, fear and negativity that lead to unhappiness, failure and unfulfilled goals. But instead of listening to the negative we can choose to feed ourselves with the positive. We can fuel up with words, thoughts, phrases, scripture and beliefs that give us the strength and power to overcome our challenges and create an extraordinary life, career and team.  

Just keep running, stay positive, talk to yourself instead of listen to yourself and make sure you celebrate and raise your hands in the air when you’ve reached your destination! PS…for a burst of fun…check out Will Smith on Graham Norton on You Tube…if you were ever a Fresh Prince fan like me, this will make your day!

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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Tenika Francis

5 Hawaiian Concepts to Live By – 09.03.2019

5 Hawaiian Concepts to Live By

For many first-time visitors, Hawaii is a place where perfect weather and pristine beaches make for good vacationing and pretty postcards. But Hawaii is much more than its idyllic setting. For native Hawaiians and those lucky enough to call the islands home, Hawaii is a way of life and a way of thinking. The native Hawaiian concepts of pono, aloha, aina, ohana and mana are crucial to understanding how Hawaii has consistently ranked as the least stressed and happiest state in America.

Apply these concepts to your own life and you may begin to understand what all the fuss is about.

Pono – generally translates to righteousness. According to actor Jason Scott Lee, who grew up in Hawaii, living pono means living “with a conscious decision to do the right thing in terms of self, others, and the environment.”  The importance of pono, or doing what is morally right and selfless, is even found in the state’s mottos: “Ua Mau ke Ea o ka Aina i ka Pono,” or “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”

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Aloha – When you look up “aloha” in the Hawaiian dictionary, every warm and fuzzy word in the English language pops up: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity. Aloha is most often used as a greeting or parting phrase to create an atmosphere of friendliness and love, but the aloha spirit is a part of everything in Hawaii: people surf with aloha, cook with aloha, and even write work emails with aloha. It’s as if people in Hawaii are constantly surrounded by an affirmation or mantra to live life with love.

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Aina means land. Life in Hawaii is lived outdoors – malls, homes, offices, and even the airport are built with open-air walkways, large windows, or lanais (balconies or patios) so you’re never fully indoors. Native Hawaiians see their identities and well being entwined with the land, and so respecting it and living in it are of the utmost importance. You don’t have to live in a tropical paradise to be connected to nature. Simply having lunch outside or taking a stroll through a park can help reconnect you to the aina.

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Ohana – as the movie Lilo & Stitch taught us, means family. The word comes from oha, which is the highly revered taro plant, and it signifies that all ohana come from the same root. Ohana is used to describe any group of people with a common bond; people in Hawaii have a community ohana, a friends ohana, even a work ohana. One of the clearest findings from happiness research is that humans are social creatures. Imagine how differently you would feel if you approached your work colleagues like they were your family.

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Mana – translates to power, but the native Hawaiian concept of power doesn’t equate to material possessions or what floor your office is on. Mana is a life energy that flows through all things and is highly individual: you have a chance to gain or lose mana in everything you do.

Perhaps one of the best examples of mana can be seen in the late Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s life and career. The beloved Inouye was often described as soft spoken, modest and a man of integrity. His mana led him to be the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history. His last word was “aloha.”

Feel free to comment below about a life concept we can live by!

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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Cheers to your Tuesday!
Tenika Francis

10 Best Habits of High Achievers!

10 Best habits of high achievers!

Ernest Hemingway: Up at 5:30 every morning to write even if he’d been drinking the night before. He wrote as a practice, not just when he felt inspired. 

Benjamin Franklin: Sat naked every morning in fresh air for his “bath” which he swore fuelled his energy and creativity. He also listed 13 character traits he wanted to build and measured how he lived against each of them every night before he slept (in a journal). 

Padmasree Warrior: (Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems): Regular “digital detoxes” where she unplugs from technology to reboot her brain and replenish her creative reserves. 

Leonardo da Vinci: Slept via small naps throughout the day versus sleeping 8 hours straight. The famed inventor Thomas Edison reportedly did the same thing (as does Hip-Hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs). 

Will Smith: recalled when he watched the movie Star Wars for the first time, he did not believe it was possible for a movie to move people that much. When he decided to be a world-class movie actor, he understood that he needs a desperate, obsessive focus to excel on the movies that he would appear in. He realized that it was difficult to achieve success if he was doing multiple things. In order to be successful, he believed he needs to focus with all of his heart, his creativity, and all of the fiber of his being.

Steve Jobs: Would fast for extended periods of time, recognizing that it created a sense of euphoria within him that motivated his dazzling output of ideas. He also loved carrots, eating so many during one period that his skin turned to a soft orange color.

Maya Angelou: Writes in a cheap and spartan hotel room she rents. She awakes at home around 5:30 each morning, has coffee with her husband and then shows up at the hotel room to do seriously productive work by 7 am. “It’s lonely and it’s marvellous” she says. Personally, I’ve done the most important work of my career in hotel rooms from Buenos Aires to Auckland. And on airplanes (the longer the flight the more I get done).

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Loved his coffee and measured out his beans with meticulous love and care: 60 beans per cup. Many elite performers use this drink as a productivity tool. But please do so in moderation: Balzac drank 50 cups a day. Sadly, he died from a heart attack at 51.

Mick Jagger: Exercises 6 days a week and includes ballet, pilates and yoga in his regimen. Sir Mick clearly gets that fitness rewires the brain to fight fear, reduces the stress response and multiplies stamina.

Stephen King: Writes every single day of the year and does not get up from the pursuit of his craft until his daily quota of two thousand words has been met.

Now ask yourself how what habits will allow you to highly achieve?

Article Source: MMM email via former colleague

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Happy Monday!
Tenika Francis