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The Super Bowl XLIX Fiasco

footballMany football fans are screaming this morning because of a bad play-call by the Seattle Seahawks team in this year’s Super Bowl.

If you’re not a football fan, bear with me here.

The call was made to throw a short pass into the end zone for the touchdown score to win the big game.

The best laid plans…

What happened next was the other team, the New England Patriots, intercepted the ball, thus ending the game to their win.

Hindsight is 20/20; however, the Seahawks fans are quite upset that the team did not play it safe and give the ball to their best runner to take it into the end zone for the win.

Disappointment in others often leads to anger when we are let down.

Well, folks, decisions are made constantly, and really, with not knowing what the outcome will be. There is a fifty percent chance that the decision will go your way—and a fifty percent chance the outcome sours against you.

The Seattle fans wanted their team to play it safe, to take the sure thing—-yet, there were no guarantees that that play would have worked either.

I’m not certain of the strategy behind the call to throw versus to run, but I do wonder if Seattle thought New England expected the run, and wanted to surprise and outsmart the Patriots to win the game.

Who is to say the other play wouldn’t have resulted in a turnover as well? Short passes do work, short runs sometimes don’t.

When decisions are made and don’t work, be it in a football (or other sports) game, the game of life, or in your business, the important thing to remember is you did the best you could. You calculated. You planned. You plotted. You executed. You thought all deterrence had been averted. And then

BOOM!

What you do next is get up, regroup, re-plan, re-plot, and re-execute.

What you also do is celebrate the fact you got this far in the first place, and you did your very best.

I really hope the Hawks and especially, Russell Wilson, their quarterback, can focus on the great game he played, and once he found his groove, completed the most amazing passes to his receivers.

That is my hope for you, too, in whatever and all you do. Find your groove. Implement and complete your strategies. Play the best darn game you can!

What are your thoughts on the game?

To your success,

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workshop-photoIt happened last week.

You may have heard that I launched a new division to my company. The idea was delivered in a true divine inspiration sort of way. I took all the right actions to move forward: purchased the URL, created the Facebook Fan Page, wrote a blog post to announce the arrival, and much more. The launch had been very successful.

What also happened last week was this: I was to give a speech for my local Toastmasters club. The project I’d chosen was from the Storytelling manual, “The Moral of the Story.”

I researched via Google stories on morals; you know, like the Hare and the Tortoise, in that you never want to take your opponent for granted because she may just beat you at your own game.

Finding a few stories that piqued my interest, I never heard of them before; so I’d have to learn the story fast–as it was only a few short hours before my speech! Eek!

You can’t do this! There’s no time left! What are you going to do? You can’t do this!

Yep. That was me. Hard to believe, right? Miss Positivity?

Well, I knew I had to pull it and me together. The voice inside changed.

You can do this! You can write books and posts in record time! You can write a 7-minute speech, for gosh-sakes!!

I then went back to the manual to read the objectives for the speech. It was possible to take a moral and create my own story. And so I did.

The speech was a success. I received laughs and chuckles. But when it came to the moral —– I forgot the words!!!

“It’s one thing to propose, it’s another to execute!”

Amen, Sister! Amen!

To your success,

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Rethink being grounded!

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As an entrepreneur or business owner, what have you accomplished? Meaning, how successful have you been launching a product or service? Have you made hundreds of dollars? Thousands? You’re on track for the coveted 7-figure business?

If you’re not making the money you want, perhaps you need to break free from your current model and/or partners. They may be the very thing that is holding you back!

If you were on your own, what would you do? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

To your success,

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Will what I write be read?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s eight-thirty in the morning. The writer sits at her computer and pounds the keyboard with fingers that miraculously type out words, seemingly coming from the author’s brain. She quickly reads what she wrote to see if the sentence makes sense; it does. However, she wonders if anyone would be interested in reading what she wrote.

The answer to the above question is of course, yes; there are people who will not only read what she wrote, but who also need to receive the message, no matter how cryptic it may be! The reader will be able to decipher the text and gain the insight they need to hear at that given moment.

How often have you read a book for a second or third time only to glean a deeper sense or different meaning to a certain passage? Perhaps this has happened to you while watching a movie for yet another time. Your mind can take in a vast amount of information; however, it can only bring forth a few details at a time.

How often have you recalled an excerpt from a book that answered a specific question or related to a topic you may be writing about? You may not remember the exact words, but you know where to look. Your writing may have this same effect on your readers. They know they read or heard your astounding words of vision and insight and will return to your book or website to locate the wisdom once again.

While learning the ins and outs of becoming a desktop publisher, one instructor’s single thought has stayed with me throughout the years:

You don’t need to remember everything about this program; you simply just need to remember what can be done and where to find the “how-to.”

Isn’t that the answer to all questions of life overall?

What how-to’s do you reference? Please share them below.

To your success,
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Book Recommendation
Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being

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New brain cells were created today!

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Well, the site is finally coming together.

What do you think of the design? I’m not certain of the pink flowery spinners for the date holder; however, I really like everything else about it!

Today was a really productive day for me… I attribute that along with yesterday’s productivity success by being back in routine. Waking early, dressing and going for a walk, meditation upon return, only perusing email, and then settling in to write, create, or develop the most important item(s) for the day.

I declared to add at least one component daily to the website for this week and today I completed three: the opt-in form, the file for viewing or download, and this post. Pretty. Darn. Cool.

Even though I’m technically brilliant (really close to it anyway—ahem), new programs are a fun challenge to me. WordPress will be exceptionally so; however, if I can learn to navigate the behind-the-scenes of Linux operating system, I can conquer blogging programs.

Tomorrow will be another productive day: my stove will get fixed so I can cook and bake again!

I still have plug-ins to upload for commentators, so perhaps those will get activated tomorrow, too.

What new things are you trying? Did you know that when you learn new things that new brain cells are created? Pretty amazing stuff all around us.

To your success,
PeggyLee

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