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Many of you know me personally and have been asking how I sort of ‘flipped a switch’ so to speak.  Well, let me say- this didn’t happen overnight.  Instead, my current mindset is an accumulation of thousands of conversations, hundreds of events, years of reading, countless hours of thinking, a handful of amazing teachers, a few insightful students, supportive and loving family and friends, and deep soul-searching.  I thank you all.

I wouldn’t consider myself a religious person as I can’t remember the last time I actually went to church, but I am a deeply spiritual person.  I believe in good and I believe in light.  I know darkness exists and I’ve seen it.  I choose to find light.  I certainly haven’t always been ‘of the light’ and I haven’t always acted in my best interests.

I’m human.

Some may not understand or be willing to agree with my ideas, and that is absolutely okay.  I operate a little differently that most.  I want us all to be successful.  In my mind, we are all on the same team.  We all have different paths awaiting us and different ideas, passions, dreams, visions.  Some say there’s only one right answer…  I think there are million (and more) right answers.  I will not conform.

When faced with a challenge, I choose to give people the benefit of the doubt, I try to think the best of others, I see problems as opportunities, and want to help as many people as I possibly can- in whatever way I can- big or small.  I want to be genuinely nice to others.  I believe that how I interact with others can change their day- for better or for worse.

I choose to accept light and I’m looking for more light.  Not everyone will want or need what I have to offer, but that’s absolutely okay!  They have a different path to take.  I’m looking to solve problems, participate in life, and connect with those that need what I can offer – whether it be a blog post, a book to read, a pep talk, or a listening ear.  This is how I manage my day and this is the mindset I always carry with me.

These two books catapulted my mindset from thinking about doing things (contemplation) to actually starting to do those things (action).  If you’re interested in learning more about how I changed my mindset, check out these two books:

  1. Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Paperback /  Kindle
  2. The Art of Living by John Proctor:  Paperback / Kindle

Have a great day!