I have always believed that separating spirituality from the rest of our lives is like shooting ourselves in the foot. Your spiritual life should be reflected in the way you run your business, the way you treat those with whom you work, and the way you treat your competitors. Honor, honesty, and integrity are essential ingredients in spiritual and material abundance.
As the Blues Bothers used to say, "I'm on a mission from God!" I believe that providing for and raising my family is my spiritual calling. When I stay focused on that fact I find my balance. If you stay focused on your Higher Calling, all the hard work and adversity becomes part of a greater spiritual quest.
Financial success and spirituality directly support each other when we direct our thoughts and actions appropriately. Once we begin to cultivate an attitude of continual thankfulness and gratitude, we naturally begin to look beyond ourselves and become more aware of the needs of others.
Having An Attitude of Gratitude
A grateful heart will bring you riches from within. If you have gratitude, you are like a bright light shining the way for others to follow. This attitude in turn leads to successful relationships, successful parenting, and successful careers. With a grateful heart you'll be successful in influencing others, and more important, you'll be successful in influencing yourself.
The obstacles that hold us back from succeeding are always internal. The key to unlocking our unlimited potential is the ability to master our emotional state. Success and spirituality are completely intertwined, yet most people compartmentalize their walk with God and their idea of a successful career. But it's all part of the same picture. All the shapes and colors complement one another.
Over the years my definition of success has dramatically changed. Wouldn't you agree that we tend to admire people who are
* willing to sacrifice for others
* willing to go the extra mile
So when you think about what makes someone successful, remember that true success goes far beyond talent and achievement. It always comes down to who we are as people -- our spirit.
That quality then becomes reflected in everything we do and ultimately translates to our success personally and professionally.
YOU CAN'T GIVE MORE THAN YOU RECEIVE.
One day my friend Mike Rayburn said in passing, "It's impossible to give more than you receive." I've been quoting him ever since. If we lived by this statement and focused on how much we could give to others, our lives would be rich beyond measure. Ironically, following this spiritual principle is the essence of becoming successful in building material wealth as well!
Happiness is like the air we breathe. We can't see it, we can't buy or sell it, we can't horde it. No one can put it in a box or behind glass. It is, rather, a gift from God to be experienced, to be savored, to be enjoyed.
And sometimes happiness is disguised as sacrifice. Nancy and I have three boys and a little girl. They all depend on us to be good providers and to offer solid leadership. This continual responsibility is sometimes overwhelming, but it's the richest part of my life, the part that brings me the deepest joy.
As any parent would agree, the rewards that come from raising a family far outweigh any of the sacrifices involved. By letting go of our self-centered desires to focus on the needs of our family, we begin to discover the secret to happiness. Perhaps we can only attain it by giving it away. Happiness and success will come from the blessings we bring to others.
Remember, happiness is spiritual, not material. Happiness is discovered as we spend our energy giving to others. Happiness is the cultivation of a grateful heart.
The obstacles that hold us back from succeeding are almost always internal. Honor, honesty, and integrity are essential ingredients in cultivating abundance and happiness.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are
or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think.
-- Dale Carnegie
Reprinted with permission of the publisher, New World Library. ©2002. http://www.newworldlibrary.com
Jump and the Net Will Appear: Discovering the Art of Achievement and the Rhythm of Success
by Robin Crow.
Robin Crow reveals how he transformed himself from a struggling musician to a world famous motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author. His secrets are self-control, discipline, persistence, and perseverance.
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About the Author
Robin Crow is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and one of the world's most innovative guitarists. He has forged an extraordinary career, releasing nine albums, performing more than two thousand concerts, and appearing on national television dozens of times. Robin continues to appear before audiences of thousands throughout the country with his unique blend of speaking and musical performance. Robin lives on his farm in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and four children. For information about Robin Crow performances and Dark Horse Recording, visit www.robincrow.com and www.darkhorserecording.com
Studio: Namaste Publishing
Label: Namaste Publishing
Publisher: Namaste Publishing
Manufacturer: Namaste Publishing
Binding: Kindle Edition
Format: Kindle eBook
I was unsure of how I would reach success. I literally felt like a newborn when I moved to Thailand. I did not know how to speak or read Thai, and I did not know what my future would look like, but I persisted. I wrote this book to help others by sharing my journey of growth from obscurity to impacting millions.
These are the stories and lessons of how I found my way, and these Weapons of the Wise will hopefully help you find yours.
I divided this book into four sections:
I Self - How to know yourself, be adaptable, build your legacy, and manage self-expectations.
II Social - How to understand others and develop a likable, growth-focused personality.
III Success - How to build the habits and virtues required to reach the top of your field.
IV Spiritual - How to connect with your inner voice, intuition, and spiritual self for guidance.
You can start at any section depending on where you feel you need to grow the most, or read them in sequence. In all, I’m sharing The 51 Rules for Life I personally live by. Each has served me in creating the life I have today and have all been involved in my success.
When I first came to Thailand, I had no friends and my parents were in a different country. The only thing with me was my dreams and my shadow. I may not have known what my future would hold, but I knew I’d succeed. I write this for my children, I write this for the world, and I write this for you in hopes it can help you on your “hero’s journey”.
Peak Performance!!: Merging Spirituality and Success Principles (Peak Performance Series) (Volume 1)
Studio: Sullivan World
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Publisher: Sullivan World
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- See your world in a new and refreshing perspective
- Operate at a higher emotional quality or vibration
- Increase your personal effectiveness and performance
- Gain Spiritual Warrior skills to live more or less fearlessly
- Gravitate towards strengths, preferences & unique talents
- Achieve your Mission aided by Meditation & Mindfulness
- Feel purposeful and enjoy a warm appreciation for life
- Gain a resilient, imperturbable, peaceful mind
- Create an outstanding life of fulfillment
- Be an inspiration to others
- Live life on your own terms
Are you the body/ brain or the animating presence? Draw on your present moment awareness, maximize self-mastery and live an enlightened, problem-free, inspired, creative and outstanding life, all awhile aligning your mission and goals with your best self.
Whether you're a baby-boomer focused on fulfillment, a hard working mid-careerist wondering if there's more to life, a huge success story but a shade out of touch with your soul, or even a monk without a motivating mission - in your quest for peak performance - freedom, love and adventure await you! Visit http://www.capdevt.com for more information on the book and peak performance.