What “perceived limitations” have held you back?

Do you have any current or past “perceived limitations” that have held you back? I know that I have ever since I was small and I was told that I wasn’t fast enough or smart enough it all went in my mind and stayed there and it limited in the things that I would try to do in life.  I would automatically think that I couldn’t do certain things without even trying them because of past mental programming.  How sad that because of these perceived limitations I gave up on myself…I never even tried to see if these limitations were true or not.  Here is a powerful video from Marc Accetta that shows you how these limitations are affecting your everyday life.

 

Things Always Change

“Trust arrives walking and departs riding!”

Here is a new post that I am using from a good friend, Garrett that I networked with about a month ago and we’ve become good friends.  I felt his posting was great and I asked if I could share it with my network! Enjoy!!!

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Never Cheat!!!

Trust walks in on foot but rides out on horseback. (Olde English Proverb)

Any time that it is broken, it quickly leaves. Never cheat; retain integrity; build trust with others. Layer congruent information upon congruent information. When a person cheats, trust goes out the window, rarely to return again. A leader should hold himself/herself to a higher standard. If not, your team will see through you. Cheating may seem like a shortcut to success, but it leads to a sure dead end.

There are three things required to be successful; character, tasks, and relationships. Great businesses are built by men and women following through on their word without the need for lawsuits to ensure integrity.

Andrew Roddick is a tennis pro. He was playing a title match, and he was one point away from winning the title. His opponent served, and the line judge called the serve out. Roddick saw that the ball was actually inside the line and was a good serve. Roddick challenged the call, and the line judge overruled his call. Roddick went on to lose the title to his opponent. But Roddick won the game of integrity. Steven Covey called this “Roddick’s Choice.”

There was a young lady that attended Liam’s school. She has now graduated, but at the time, she was part of the track relay team. Our school’s sports program is fairly new, and winning was rather elusive several years ago. In fact, many schools looked down their noses at our school since our teams were so small, and we didn’t win much across all sports. During this relay, we were neck-in-neck for first place. The girl in second place went down with an injury, in fact, if memory serves, she passed out. Our girl stopped and stayed with this young lady until the girl’s coach arrived on the scene before she picked up her baton and continued the race. By now, we were so far behind there was no hope of coming close to winning, but she continued running. She passed the baton to her sister who finished the race totally alone on the track, crossing the finish line with a standing ovation. These ladies were raised in such a way that they developed character. We might have lost the race, but we won the respect of every single school present. Later, our school received several phone calls from various coaches saying they had never witnessed such a thing in all of their years coaching.

Never steal. If a person steals, he forfeits any trust. Time theft is costing the American economy billions of dollars a year. Wasting time while on the company clock has become an epidemic. This is one reason that it is so difficult for employees to transfer into employer. Many people wouldn’t consider stealing directly from the till, but they have no qualms stealing time. Oftentimes, the decision of not stealing is based on a fear of getting caught. That is someone who has a serious character issue.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter. –Martin Luther King

Character moves beyond integrity. Our courage cannot be superseded by fear. What is your mission? What is your action? It takes courage to fulfill our calling.

20 Things the Rich Do Every Day

Today I came across this article that a friend of mine posted online and I read it and apparently there were some people that felt offended by the post and others didn’t.  I read it and found it intriguing and more than anything motivating to make some changes in my life in order to fall into the category of wealthy.  Now one thing is that some people view that wealth is dealing with Money, however I don’t feel that way, I think wealth means in all areas of ones life.  Being Wealthy in your relationship, wealthy in your health, money, socially, etc.  So you read it and come to your own conclusion.  I wish you a great 2014 may you say blessed throughout the year and may you become wealthier in all areas of your life.  Thanks Roger for the post!

Tom Corley, on his website RichHabitsInstitute.com, outlines a few of the differences between the habits of the rich and the poor.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make Happy Birthday calls vs. 11% of poor.

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.

14. 6% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. 4% of poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

To read the original article posting visit: http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day

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May All Beings Have A Wonderful Journey.

As I travel around the world and continue to not only work along side of Marc Accetta and Worldventures I also take in what is being taught and continue to grow as a person and to evolve my mind and thinkings.
This morning as I woke up in Phuket, after some much needed sleep, I looked over and saw this book on the night stand not thinking anything of it I opened it and started reading. And loved these thoughts and wanted to share them.

We are all brothers and sisters on an amazing Journey through a constantly changing universe. Sometimes we feel pain. Sometimes we are happy.

Our own effort and action are the engines of our development.

The laws of nature are rational and can be understood. All actions have reactions, and each of us is responsible for all we do.

Being born human is a fantastic opportunity because we have the enormous creative power of our intention and free will.

We are our own masters. We create our own fate, our own heaven and our own hell. We create by the use of our intention and free will.

Our human mind is always creating. Our mental environment is our own responsibility.

By practicing harmlessness, compassion and loving-kindness we cause no harm to ourselves or the world, this creating no new negative feedback.

By paying attention, staying mindful, and bravely examining ourselves and nature, we grow in wisdom. This wisdom will clean our world.

Ultimate freedom is a reachable world.

May we all meet again free from all suffering and laugh together at the past!

This was written by Phra Bhassakorn Bhavilai

I hope you enjoyed it and may we all continue to grow mentally and spiritually! Have a great week!

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WorldVentures Core Values – Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

Over this past weekend we completed our largest training in Nashville for over 7,000 people in attendance.  One of the sections that was the main feature of the weekend was when Mike Azcue and Wayne Nugent, Co-Owners of WorldVentures each on their separate keynote presentations went through some of their Core Values that make up what WorldVentures means to them.  I just wanted to share these values with everyone as a sign of being at the right place at the right time!  Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue embody these Core Values and pass them along to everyone in their lives, not only for business values but also values to live your day to day life.

WorldVentures Core Values as taught by Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent

 
1. Live fun, freedom and fulfillment
Look for ways to integrate more fun, freedom and fulfillment into everything we do. 
Happiness and fulfillment precede success; they are not the byproducts of success. 
Strive to be fun, creative, adventurous and courageous. We believe you should work 
and live with passion, which can only benefit your productivity. We are each an 
extension of our brand. Our mission is to bring fun, freedom & fulfillment to the world. 
The degree to which we embrace and integrate this principle into our lives is directly
related to our ability to deliver our mission to the world.
 
2.  We are one big team.  
Foster synergistic partnership and co‐creation. WorldVentures is made up of a 
corporate staff and Representatives in the field. Exercise an inclusive, abundant
 approach with every team member and partner, valuing individuality. Seek input
 from everyone involved in realizing WorldVentures’ mission. Foster an environment 
of safety to support contribution and authenticity, creating space for every voice to
be heard, independent of title. Welcome all cultures,religions, ages, races, shapes
and sizes in alignment with our Core Values.
 
3.  Honor and body and expand trust.
 Be authentic and transparent. Be congruent in thought, words and deeds. 
Be accountable and responsible. Everyone is responsible and no one is to 
blame. Keep promises and honor commitments. Strive to build a reputation 
of exceeding expectations. Only represent the truth.
 
4.  Deliver and promote excellence.  
Have a steadfast focus on providing the highest value and the highest‐quality experience. 
 
5.  Commit to resolution. 
There is always a resolution. Problems are only challenges looking for 
answers. Be creative in sourcing solutions and seek support when needed.
 
6.  Care and contribute.  
Be humane and compassionate.  Promote peace, harmony and love.
Give back, serve, add value and make a difference.
 
7.  Champion full potential.  
Commit to continuous growth and learning. Solicit feedback from others and 
look for constructive lessons in personal experiences. Always be evolving. 
Empower others and help them see their greatness. Seek out opportunities 
to build up others through sincere appreciation and acknowledgment of their 
actions and gifts. Appreciate and learn from others’ unique differences. 
We are creating a culture free of politics or sabotage of others’ goals 
(i.e., jealousy or resentment of upline, downline or sideline). Edify everyone
 involved in WorldVentures, regardless of their goals or success in business.
 
8.  Embrace creativity and innovation.
Imagine new possibilities and change.  Change is the only constant.  
The more you can embrace the change the more that we are going to
stay on the edge and stay competitive.
 
9.  Foster safe and open communication.
Communicate for new possibilities, understanding, resolution and 
positive action. Promote open communication, have crucial conversations 
at “Point Easy” (i.e., “I’d like to have an open communication with you.”). 
Practice authenticity and transparency. Speak the truth early, sensitively 
and often with each other (support, constructive feedback and appreciations, etc.). 
 
10.  Insure attainability in mind..  
Make decisions with sustainability in mind: sustainable business practices,
 relationships, energy, health, etc. Model high‐level health, functionality and 
well‐being. Look for ways to do more with less.
 
To read more about Mike Azcue & Wayne Nugent Click Here 
http://directsellingnews.com/index.php/view/the_new_freedom_fighters#.UQIo70rjkVk

How To Think Positive, Stay Focused, And Motivated!

Over the past couple of months, several people have come up to me and asked how are you doing it to stay in a great mood or how do you stay so positive despite, life’s challenges or whenever something negative happens to us that we cannot control.  I just tell them that I don’t let it soak into my mind or affect my daily life, yes life does throw it’s curve balls, just because I work with for a Life Success Coach like Marc Accetta.  It doesn’t give me a pass to not have anything bad happen to me.  While I am in Crete, Athens right now we just finished going through a section of our training seminar that focuses on people’s reactions.

One quote sums it up…“LIFE IS 10% WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU AND 90% HOW YOU RESPOND TO WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU…

Do you wish that you could stay focused, motivated and keep a positive attitude at all time?

You know, that feeling that you get and feel when have just come out of a great seminar, read a fantastic book, listened to a great audio piece from your favorite speaker or watched an inspiring movie like ROCKY, MIRACLE or RUDY. You feel like you can climb any mountain, swim any sea and be invincible. After a couple of days or even hours that feeling fades and eventually melts away until the reality of life gets in the way. That’s when you tell yourself to think positive despite the challenges that life sends you.

Here’s a couple of things that I do that will boost your positive attitude, give you laser beamed focus on what’s important and allow you to live a better stress-free life.   I use these steps in improving my mindset and again it didn’t happen overnight, I still get frustrated, upset and sometimes just have to be in a bad mood but following these steps have definitely helped with not worrying or stressing over life as much as I used to.  If you can’t or do not want to do all the steps, pick and choose what works bests for you.  Remember any progress is progress!

Step1: Go on a 30 day Mental Detox. Don’t WATCH TV for 30 days. News, Negative soaps, gossip shows , Reality TV, etc. Garbage IN Garbage OUT.  I love watching movies, comedies, inspiring movies, documentaries anything that isn’t JUNK!

Step2: Don’t listen to the radio unless you are listening to great songs with positive lyrics and no radio host with negative opinions. With the popularity of Apps and online radio, I’ve come across an awesome station that is both online, they have an app and they are on the radio in virtually all major cities.  That is KLOVE they value themselves with playing only Positive & Encouraging Music.  Check them out online http://www.klove.com/

Step3: Read 15 – 30 minutes everyday at the start of each day from a uplifting book to boost your positive attitude, no trashy novels, The Bible, Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Unlimited Power etc.  I’ve also found apps on Itunes that have great daily motivational quotes and or daily bible verses to start your day off on a positive note.

Step4: Exercise MORE, park further away and walk around the block. Walk instead of driving everywhere; walk up the stairs instead of taking the lift or escalator, better still if you can, join a gym & even more important GO TO IT!!!

Step5: Disassociation: spend less time or limited time with negative people instead of 3 hours give them 20 minutes of your time. A friend of mine said it best, “Change the People Around You or Change the People Around You!”

Step6: Expanded association, get around positive people, surround yourself with people that uplift you and support you.  I’ve always hung around people that have great personalities are positive & we get along.  One quick thing I think about whenever I am going to associate with someone is to think, could I talk with this person everyday of my life.

Step7: Cut out the online media, newspaper, magazines or disempowering and limiting information or any type of media that does not enhance your life.

Step8: Drink lots of water. If you are dehydrated it allows the nutrients to get in and release the toxins.

Step9: BE GRATEFUL, Reflecting 5 – 10 minutes focusing on what you are grateful for first thing in the morning is an amazing exercise that I’ve been practicing for many years now and trust me we all have many things to be grateful for, if you have your goals read them so that you can focus on what you want to have happen, what you are grateful for.

I guarantee that if you practice some of these steps your life will definitely change and you’ll be thinking positively and staying focused on thinking positively next time that life throws you a curve ball.  Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any steps that you do that I perhaps haven’t listed in order to enhance your life.

 

Social Media’s Coolest Travel Companies

Planning on taking a vacation this summer or you already have, well here’s just some cool Social Media ideas I came across in regards to not completely plugging out of Social Media all together during your next vacation.  As my summer has been filling up with travels to Cyprus, Cancun & Maui, I’ve noticed that although it is a vacation it is also fun to stay plugged into the Social Media world and try to use it to help others or myself….

BEFORE WE HEAD OUT ON VACATION THERE’S AN IMPORTANT AIRLINE SAFETY VIDEO

Now we all know what happens when we board the plane and they begin to start explaining the safety video but who ever thought an airline-safety video could be fun? Air New Zealand did. ANZ employed the ever-bedazzled Richard Simmons to deliver the familiar preflight lesson of how to don your oxygen mask (or “take a breather!” as he says). And the disco-rich video wasn’t just for flyers: it has had almost 2.6 million YouTube views since its March 2011 launch—try getting that kind of virality from your basic seat-belt-fastening snoozer.

Social media, after all, has become an essential part of the way we travel—with everything from trip planning to photo sharing. The SMITTYs came about when we saw travel companies doing some pretty cool things in the social media space, and we wanted to recognize their efforts. So we asked airlines, tourism boards, car-rental companies, tour operators, cruise lines, and others to give us their best efforts from 2011.

HOTEL DEALS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The hotel company created and promoted special rates for Facebook and Twitter. The depth of the discounts (as low as $89 a night) drove a high volume of bookings and awarded them the Best Social Media Promotion of Travel Deals, Global Hotel or Resort Chain.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Ultimate Austin Scavenger Hunt: The property organized a photo scavenger hunt; fans and visitors submitted pictures of the hotel and Austin landmarks on Facebook or Flickr. The first 100 participants to complete at least half the tasks received an overnight stay or other prizes.  Lots of brands have photo contests; adding a scavenger hunt was a fun way not just to engage fans, but also to utilize the popularity of Facebook’s photo-sharing functionality.

FOOD & DRINKS

Foodspotting, an app favorite for food photographers, launched less than a year and a half ago.  Foodspotting began in 2009 when cofounders Alexa Andrzejewski, Ted Grubb and Soraya Darabi put their heads together to address what they felt was a lack of proper food reviewing apps. A few months later, they launched in beta at SXSW Interactive in March 2010.

My favorite way to describe Foodspotting? If Flickr and Foursquare went out on a date, ate too many oysters and drank too much champagne, the result 9 months later would look very much like Foodspotting. Using the mobile app, users can snap a photo of a dish, tag it and share it with friends on Foodspotting or via Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc. It’s also a helpful guide if you’re ever looking to spark your appetite. Simply open the app and search for photos of food taken nearby.

Why Pinterest Should Matter to You

This most recent player in the field of social media might seem like it doesn’t fit into your marketing model. Here’s why you’re wrong.

If you could promote your brand via what the Wall Street Journal boasts as “the hottest start up…in Silicon Valley,” would you jump on board? Well, if top brands such as Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, Pepsi, and Nike see the potential, it’s probably a good idea to follow suit.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “curate and share things you love.” With millions of new “pins” a week, not only do “pinners” consider posting and reposting stuff they love fun and inspirational, but also Pinterest has already proven itself as a powerful social media platform. Businesses are joining Pinterest to display product, create brand awareness, build communities and, in some cases, grow profits by leaps and bounds. SO START PINNING!

Now these are not the only apps by any means that are out there, I am sure that there is some 10 year old kid coming up with the next hottest and greatest app on the planet but I just figured I’d share what I’ve been using and has helped me keep in touch with friends and family although I am thousands of miles away…

Make sure and add me on Twitter so I can retweet your pics/posts http://www.twitter.com/monicoperez

Are you on Pinterest…Me TOO: http://pinterest.com/monicoperez/

Want to learn more about the power of Pinterest check out this article: THE POWER OF PINTEREST

Let’s just stay connected and have a fun summer! Also if you have any apps you enjoy or want to share please post….

5 Things That Shouldn’t Be On Your Facebook

I just read an interesting article about crimes that were committed and solved on Facebook. In one of the featured stories was a break-in in a victim’s house by a man, whom she later found out had just befriended her on Facebook a week before!  After reading that article I wanted to share some of the information that was provided in that article to help those that are NEW to Facebook, Internet and/or Social Media!

 

This just goes to show that the things you put on Facebook: your private details, your photos, your thoughts and preferences; they can be used against you. So despite the feeling Facebook offers you, you really should take into account what you put on your Facebook page.

Here is a list of five things that are suggested that should not be on your Facebook page, beginning with:

1.People You Have To Answer To
2. Photos Of Everything
3. That Sensation of Always Tagging Where You Are
4. Angry Statuses Or Comments
5. Birthdays
 

1. People You Have to Answer To:

The friend’s list is a very personal place. Where am I going with this? Keep bosses, managers, supervisors, or even colleagues out of your friend’s list. No matter how strong your relationship is with anyone from these categories, it is best to keep your professional life separate from your personal life. For starters, if work gets you down, you can still write statuses about it without having to look over your virtual shoulder all the time.
While it may not be a good career move to speak ill of your work place, it is a valid form of stress relief, particularly when you get to vent without worrying about a backlash. Leave that option open for yourself by keeping your Facebook territory free of work-related people.

2. Photos of Everything

We can’t really resist sharing photos of our lives. For some, it is a funny, heart-warming or proud scene that is warmly shared with friends. For others, it’s a boost for the self-esteem. Albums after albums of homes, kids, the workplace, a drinking party, purchases, vacation trips, pets and family mark attempts to paint a picture of what a wonderful life I have; how’s yours?But when you share too much info on your page, it’s an invitation for trouble, particularly, if you readily post pictures of your home, your furniture and belongings, where your kids go to school, what you gave your wife for her last birthday or your latest gadget purchase of the month. Showing off is fine but you don’t want to be revealing more than what you want to roaming eyes.

Plus, it kind of throws your argument of “wanting to keep whatever’s left of your privacy private”, out the window. You have control over what pictures to post. Use it.

3. That itching need to constantly tag where you are

Are you a prolific serial tagger? You have to get that addiction cured. It’s not really advisable to constantly tag your whereabouts, especially when you even tag where your home is (believe me, there are people who do that). Experts have always advised us to not confine our lives to predictable routines because that’s how criminals know when to break and enter your home. And that was during the pre-Facebook years.On top of that, stop announcing to everyone when you will be away from home (in Phuket for the whole of next week!) or when you will be alone at home (Alone at home, googly-bear has a conference in Australia, again).The only thing missing are photos of where you keep your keys and valuables, but let’s not make it easier than it already is right now.

You can call it paranoia, but if you look at some of your friend’s Facebook Walls, and do a bit of homework, you can actually pull off a mini-heist or two. For the record, we’re not daring you, but now you know it can be done.

4. Angry statuses or comments

It’s never a good idea to write an angry letter or email about anyone to anybody. But the inhibition level is not as high when it comes to Facebook statuses. Regardless of how private you keep your page, there are people who are watching what you type. What they see paints a mental picture of you in their heads, which gets altered all the time, as they get to know you better.Being too critical and calling people four-letter names never help. And as much as you may think that this is my Facebook page and I am entitled to write whatever I think or feel at the moment, even you know deep down inside that it will come back to haunt you one day. Your opinions and thoughts will vary as you grow older, but Facebook statuses stay forever. Note to self: This cliché will come back and haunt me one day.

5. Birthdays

Of all the things on this list that you shouldn’t post, if you can only choose one, it should be this. Keep your birthdate figures a secret.Why? Do you know what birthdays are good for apart from reminding everyone to add another candle on your chocolate cake? Yeah, passwords to emails, online accounts and websites. Do not deny it.

When asked to provide a 6-to-8 character password, the first thing that pops into your mind will probably be a variation of your birth date or the birthdates of someone close to you. But if you have to put your birthday up (just to feel the love Facebook reminders have to offer), consider not revealing the year you were born.

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

This is a quote that I had not heard about until I met my very good friend Wayne Nugent, Co-Owner of WorldVentures.  I have been very blessed to come across WorldVentures through Marc Accetta being their Director of Training.  I’ve seen amazing places throughout the world.

As I am sitting here writing this, my girlfriend and I just got back from an amazing trip out to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  She had never visited any of the islands in the Carribbean Sea nor Jamaica so it was such a thrill for me to be able to give her that first gift of experiencing walking along the sea and putting her feet in the sand and just creating those great memories for her and for both of us.

I still remember when I was small my dad getting me this book that had all these pictures of islands and various places throughout the world and just explaining a bit about them and why go there.  Growing up we really didn’t take that many vaccations, most vacations were that of visiting family throughout Texas.  And it wasn’t until after I graduated high school that I got to do a bit more traveling while playing with the bands I was with.  I still remember my first trip to Vegas and just being amazed that everyone was always awake 24/7 or so it seemed to me, I honestly thought that the Lion at MGM Grand was made of 24 karat gold.  LOL, but I feel truly blessed that my parents always would let me dream big and never put limitations on how crazy I would think.  I was never told that I couldn’t do anything.  Not that I was spoiled and given everything I ever asked for, but they taught me that I could acquire whatever I wanted through hard work and persistence.  I feel blessed to have such great parents in my life and through their actions also show me that anything was possible.   I want to go back and look for that book…because I feel that everything happens for a reason.  God placed me right where I needed to be at the exact time in order to experience life at its fullest.   I just wanted to write a quick blog to let everyone know that EVERYONE should travel and create great memories with your friends, families and those that are special in your life…Here’s some videos of the places I’ve been lucky enough to visit….make sure and check out my YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/monicoperez.  Let me know some other places that you’ve visited to that perhaps I haven’t gotten a chance to visit.  I’d love to know!

Let me know what are some of your favorite places that you’ve been to…