Happy Friday!I thought I would share an email I sent to my Working Mom Workouts list last year! It still applies today one year later as my daughter out of nowhere the other day asked to watch the movie again. You will see what I am talking about. Enjoy the last day of Summer!
I just love the Fall! I know I have said that before
but there is just something about opening the door and feeling that
cool crisp air hit you in the face!
Shoot, this past Summer for us it was like 85 degrees at 6 am, so
when I walk outside and it is 60 degrees I am a little giddy! And
since I am feeling a little kiddy today I wanted to write about
something I have been thinking about for a few months now!
A few months back my mother had recommended that we rent the movie
“Secretariat” and watch it with kids. Well, I was a little
reluctant only because my youngest daughter had yet to turn three
and we were not sure if she could sit through the entire movie.
Boy, were we wrong! Sit through the movie, shoot, as I am writing
this to you today my daughter wakes up every morning asking me to
put on “Secretariat.”
Yes, since the night we watched the movie my daughter has fallen in
love with horses and we not only rented “Secretariat” again but
finally purchased it for her birthday that just passed.
Let me tell you after watching it for the like umpteenth time I
feel like I can be an expert film critic. Now, if you have never
seen the movie I recommend you rent it and watch it because it
really is good and has some very good lessons in it, as is the case
with most Disney films!
And that is what I want to talk to you today about, a lesson that I
believe we all need to be reminded about. I know your time is
valuable, so I won’t go into the entire film but Secretariat won the
The “Triple Crown” has only been one by a few horses in history and
is almost considered to be an impossible feat to accomplish. And
during the time period of the movie the last “Triple Crown” winner
was some 25 years earlier, so the odds of Secretariat winning it
was very slim.
Now, here is where the lesson comes in. You see, what had happened
was the father and owner of the ranch had passed away, leaving the family at odds on what to do with the ranch and the taxes owed on it. Going against her family, the
daughter, Penney Tweedy, took over the ranch and put everything on the line. She didn’t care about the money or losing everything instead she believed in carrying out her dad’s legacy and was willing to sacrifice everything just to see the horse “run it’s race!”
The daughter turned down 8 million dollars because she believed
that much in what she was doing!
So, what does this have to do with you? Well, while we were
watching the movie I had said to my daughter, “Ady, run your race”
and she said back to me, “No Daddy, you run your race!”
And that is where it hit me. Each and everyone of us has our own
race to run. At times things be can extremely difficult and the
easiest option might be to sell out and quit.
However, all you need is a little belief. Believe that no matter
what happens you gave it your best and you didn’t quit!
The odds may be against you but the one thing that no one can take
away from you is your belief. I believe in you but you need to start
believing in you!
Now, go out and “Run Your Race!”
To your success,
Wow, I did not realize that I would have had such a response from my post yesterday but I appreciate all the feedback. Anyway, as I was saying yesterday I do not set resolutions but set goals for the year. Also, I said that I would be sharing my goals for the 2011 fiscal year and I will later this week but today I want to share with you the process I go through in case you would like to set up goals instead of resolutions. Below you will see the process.
The first thing I do when I set my goals for the year is, I break them up into specific categories. The following categories are the ones I use. Feel free to use all these for your goals or pick 4 or 5 to start with.
Now, I go through each catagory and come up with four goals for each one. From there, I then go through the list and pick my top ten goals for the year. Next to each goal I mark the corresponding symbol from each category. Ex.) If I say work out 4x a week, I mark a (P) next to the goal. I do this for each of the ten I listed.
Once I have my top ten and they are marked with the corresponding symbol, I then go back and look to see which areas I am focusing more on and make sure that sits well with want I really want to accomplish for the year. Sometime it will take me a few drafts to get my goals refined but it is well worth it in the end. If you are new to goal setting don’t get overwhelmed by it. These are your goals, so just start by setting some up and you can always go back later and change them, which I will be writing about later this year. If you are stuck and want more info on how I do this send me an email and I will help you out.
Coming up part 2 of Dave McGarry’s 2011 Goals. I will be reveiling my goals for the year! See you then!
Hello everyone! As many of you know I mentioned yesterday that I was going to be launching my new project today. For almost 3 months now I have been diligently getting this membership site ready to go. I am choosing today, election day, because I believe anytime you decide to take control of your life it is an important decision. Just like voting for President or your Congressmen is. I have a short video and then I am going to ask for your help. Of course, I have some treats to go with those of you that help me.
For the first 25 people who do one of the following they will be given a free six month membership to Working Mom Workouts.com. Here is how you can claim your six month membership.
1.) Tweet to all of your followers the following: You need to check out this new membership site www.workingmomworkouts.com
2.) Post this to your FaceBook status feed:You need to check out this new membership site www.workingmomworkouts.com
3.) Or Retweet this blog post. You can find the button below to do that.
It is first come first serve so once the 25 spots are filled that is it!
Once you have completed one of the following from above, please go to my contact page and send me an email so I can get you into the membership.
Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and support!
Hello fellow fitness professional,
If you are like me you know that people always want something for free. Listen, I am more than willing to help people out and I have written my fair share of articles for magazines. And yes, it has helped my business but why not get paid for writing small reports. You see, I believe that the book industry is dying and the new industry is going to be small articles and reports that experts sell online. I have recently purchased Jimmy D. Browns course on “Small Reports” and am launching mine within the next couple of weeks. Today, I have a better offer than I got when I purchased his course. See the email below:
Subject: Free report + 50% off coupon for a top-selling course Hi David This is going to expire in just a few days, so I wanted to let you know about it as quickly as possibly. Jimmy D. Brown has prepared a free copy for you of one of his most influential reports. It showcases how he turned tiny 7-15 page reports into a million dollar publishing business. It's entitled... 5 STEPS TO A BIG-PROFIT, S.M.A.L.L.ª REPORT BUSINESS How To Turn 7-15 Page Small Reports Into A Six-Figure Information Empire You can download your copy at: http://www.infoprofitshare.com/go.php?offer=texasdmcg&pid=56 No list to join. No complicated process. Just visit the site and click on the download link. End of story. Also... While you're there, consider the special offer for his top-selling course of all-time. It's called "Small Reports Fortune" and it's being retired in just a few days. He's sold thousands of copies at $97 each, but as part of his "retirement" celebration, he's put together a special HALF OFF coupon for you. There is a special offer link at the bottom of the page. The cost for Small Reports Fortune is only $47 if you order from this pageÉ http://www.infoprofitshare.com/go.php?offer=texasdmcg&pid=56 Get all the details there. Get your free report. Get started building your business! Coach Dave
I am pasting this email on my blog to share with you an email that I received from a guy named David Frey. He is the owner of www.marketingbestpractices.com and the author of the Small Business Marketing Bible. I have been following David for some time now and he offers these free Tele-seminars on different topics. I have listened to several of these in the past and they provide great information. If you are interested at all in building your own personal brand, sign up for the FREE seminar and listen to some of the experts tell you how to do it. Read the email below to learn more and then join me for the calls.
Why Do THEY Seem To Get All The Business
And Not Me?
I get asked all the time by the small
business owners and entrepreneurs about
how they can get more business.
They look around and see others getting
all the business they can handle with
ease, while they struggle to get any
So, what’s the big difference? Why do
some people seem to get tons of
business, while others struggle to get
In many cases, it comes down to how
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market or industry… how they’ve
BRANDED themselves in the minds of their
The GOOD NEWS is that you can do this
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Each day over the next week you’ll be
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Have an awesome day!