Photo by Bee Felten-Leidel on Unsplash

Learning the Value of our Similarities, Differences, and the Pressure of Judgment

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman

An egg, placed in a boiling pot of water, is not predestined to a specific outcome. As a matter of fact, the egg can become one of many different things…

Once boiled, the egg can be removed at a specific point in time to be enjoyed as a soft-boiled egg. It can be enjoyed plain or accompanied with a variety of spices. Salt and pepper are only two of many choices. Don’t forget the paprika!

The soft-boiled egg can be enjoyed alone or with company. We can pair it with an English…


Do You Know Your Three V’s?

Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs.” ~Vance Havner

As described in the quote that inspired this article, the word venture refers to the action one must take to bring their vision to life. The best way to bring a vision to life is to ask empowering questions. Let’s get started.

What’s your vision? What are your values? What’s your vibe?

Pause now and take a minute to at least consider the questions. …


This Happens When You Find Yourself Through Mindfulness…

Photo by Tim Riesner on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“Mindfulness is the practice, silence is the tool, equanimity is the gift.” ~Karen Hand

I was introduced to The Miracle Morning on Clubhouse by my friend and mentor Michael O’Brien.

The introduction came in a roundabout way. Michael introduced our peloton (a group of like-minded individuals moving together in the direction of awareness) to a book by Brianna Greenspan. The Miracle Morning Art of Affirmations: A Positive Coloring Book for Adults and Kids is not your normal book of the month kind of a book.

Why? Because it’s not a traditional self-help or personal development book. …


Yes, It Says “When” Not If!

Photo by Timothy Eberly on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~John Steinbeck

I once believed that Winter was simply a season. Then, as good fortune would have it, I met Jim Rohn. He described winter in a way I had never heard it described before. He spoke about winter as a season of life.

As a matter of fact, he wrote The Seasons Of Life in 1981 and I heard about this “philosophical glimpse into the common threads interwoven among the laws of nature and man” when I attended my very first…


A. C. T. I. O. N

Photo by Kid Circus on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.” ~T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

A-ttitude

C-larity

T-ime

I-nspiration

O-pportunity

N-eed

Sitting at the end of this acronym is one more letter. The letter is “S.” It stands for SUCCESS. Success is the natural result of commitment. It is the natural result of…


Inspiration Is Everywhere When We Are Open To It…

Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision.”

~Terry Tempest Williams

We all know shards of glass can cut and wound. It’s the magnification of vision that caught my attention as related to this quote. First though, I must confess, the idea for this article did not come from this quote, but from an article I just as easily might have skipped over that came through my email feed.

The quote is simply an enhancement of the original idea, just one more piece of the mosaic. And isn’t it beautiful that a mosaic is created…


How To Overcome The Feeling Of Not Being Good Enough

Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we’re doing!” ~Lynn Johnston

One of the easiest ways to overcome the feeling of not being good enough is to stop comparing your beginning to someone else’s middle or ending. For some unknown reason, we have a propensity to compare ourselves to other people instead of figuring out what our own unique contribution might be.


Lessons From A Humble Horse And People Too…

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ~C. …


I Help People Build Things

Photo by Jeremy Mura on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“John Adams was a farmer, Abraham Lincoln was a small town lawyer. Plato and Socrates were teachers. Jesus was a Carpenter. To equate wisdom and judgement with occupation is at best insulting.” ~Mark Sheppard

This article was inspired by Daniel Levin and his book, The Mosaic. It’s available on Amazon and in bookstores across the country.

(Part 1)

(Part 2)

When the couple awoke, they were confused. They looked around and everything that had been in disarray was exactly as it had been before their mansion came crashing down. Everything except themselves that is…

I don’t understand said…


I Help People Build Things…

Photo by Jeremy Mura on Unsplash

ADVANCE CONFIDENTLY!

“John Adams was a farmer, Abraham Lincoln was a small town lawyer. Plato and Socrates were teachers. Jesus was a Carpenter. To equate wisdom and judgement with occupation is at best insulting.” ~Mark Sheppard

This article was inspired by Daniel Levin and his book, The Mosaic. It’s available on Amazon and in bookstores across the country.

I am the carpenter. I help people build things.

It’s always the same… People invariably want to start with telling me about how they want to do this and do that, how they want a space for this and that, a room…

Bobby Kountz

I am an Inspirationalist! Quote Enthusiast, Inspirational Writer/Speaker - Author -THE SOMEDAY SOLUTION - Mindset, Confidence, Curiosity, Creativity, Gratitude.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store