The U Word
Unity is a word that is more powerful than we can even imagine. What is unity? You might be thinking outside yourself, you might be thinking other people, even your family but I guarantee this unity starts with you. Obviously the word begins with a U. Why would this start with you? It starts with what’s inside of you, it’s a state of mind that we have to have. Unity is something where our purpose, our potential they line up, they come together and then we have unity within ourselves.
Listen to this, unity really does bring about confidence. It’s when you stop conflicting yourself. You are sending yourself messages to your brain by what you speak and what you see and what you hear, but then on the other side you want more to life, you want a happier marriage, you want more money, you want a healthier you, you want more success, you want greater relationships with others. Whatever it may be, that unity has to come together within yourself.
That’s why unity begins with you and if you are not unified within yourself, how much more can you unify with other people, being in unity what other people or being in unity with your creator — whatever it may be, because those moments when you need to be in unity with other people, you are going to be able to maximize those moments, because you now understand that if I am not unified within myself, if I don’t create a unity within my thinking or within my actions or within my speaking, then I have no way of ever doing that outside of myself. I will be lacking in some areas. Unity begins with you, it’s a state of mind because that is needed in relationships.
Have you even tried to do something great in life by yourself? You can’t follow a coach or mentor without being unified with him/her, being in unity, be in harmony, being one with him/her because why would anybody want to follow somebody that they really don't want to listen to? Why would you want to listen to me if you don’t think that I am in unity with you? I am, I want to be. Because I know what I have to bring in these messages, and understanding what they uncommon keys are to a great life. They are going to bless you, they are going to help you, they are going to increase your life, and they are going to take you to that next level because that’s what this is all about. It’s about unity.
Let us all come together. Stop being divided and come together because it will create success and it creates a better you and a better world.
The Strangest Things Happen..
The Strangest things happen when you embrace who you were designed to be.
In a world where identity is being challenged, confused and taken every single day, it becomes more of a challenge to fight through all the noise and find your true core. I can count a number of people I have been in contact with that see life as a random event and their personal life is nothing more than just a spec on the timeline of history. For me and my beliefs, that is a sad situation to begin mentally.
I bring in Jesika Hilton to add to this conversation of when you embrace who you were designed to be , the strangest things happen.
Maximizers here is Jesika-
When your own grandmother looks at you a couple of times a week in bewilderment and tells you how strange you are—you really know you’re living an authentic life. To be clear, my grandma hasn’t always called me strange, she actually used to think I was normal. One day she switched to calling me this endearing sentiment because suddenly one day I knew I could be more successful and happy in my career and my life by being strange.
Our world is competitive. One thing that’s hard to argue against, is that in a competitive word, those who are unique and are who they were designed to be, are the ones who really set themselves apart. I don’t need to give you an example of the people I’m talking about, because likely whoever just popped into your head, is as strange as it gets.
I’m a 26-year-old female who graduated from Westminster with a marketing degree with curly blonde hair, freckles, and I work in sales. What makes me strange? I don’t hide the things about myself that make me who I am as a unique individual. I very much so used to act in a way I thought I was supposed to and mimicked those around me because I thought that is what would bring me success. The day I changed that is the day I was genuinely happy and far more successful in my career.
I could rattle off a list of what makes me strange (trust me, my grandma points out something new all the time), but the point is, all of those wonderfully weird things about you—be proud of them! Is my desk fully decorated with Ryan Gosling, a picture of a pig in a crown that says overdress your way to the top and a vase with flowers I buy myself each week? Absolutely. Was I known as the girl who loves old people in college? Check. Do I actually admit out loud to my co-workers that I watch baseball because I love to watch people chew gum? Heck YES I do. It adds color to who I am. My clients appreciate what makes me unique because it makes our business relationship authentic. It makes it genuine. The same goes for the relationships with my family and friends.
My point is, strange our not, celebrate those things that define you. Although small, those things are what give you an edge in this competitive world. Be authentic while everyone else is figuring out how to be like the person next to them. So write your list of what makes you strange, OWN THOSE THINGS, and remember they’re what make you so great. - Jesika
Great words Jesika, and maximizers now is the time to uncover and pin point your unique strengths , because the world is waiting for you to arrive!
Everyone Needs To Read This About Fear.
My co-worker brought up the fact that in wikipedia Idaho State was mentioned for college football. At first I was excited to hear what it was , but immediately my joy turned to sorrow. The reason being is that he said, “Idaho State Football was listed as a team that lost by the most points ever in a football game.” By how many you say? In 1919 Idaho State lost to Utah State 131-0, yep that is correct no typo 131-0. Not all history is worth bragging about, and who knows what was going on then. This brought to my memory of myself playing for Idaho State Football a lot later.
You see I remember the first game I played in as an Idaho State Bengal, we were playing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. The spring and fall was full of practice, conditioning and lifting weights, it felt like forever before I would step on the field and play another team. Can I tell you fear was evident, after thinking about it it wasn’t me scared of another player, it was me being afraid of letting my team and coaches down, after they invested so much into me. This quote rings true:
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway - John Wayne
Fear, doubt, being scared it all seems true in the mind, because we don’t know the future. We all have options that when we are called upon to exercise our greatness we feel a tugging to pull back. Some of us look for an out of the situation, how can I not have to do this. Can I share some wisdom with you? Our options can be simply overcome with our visions.
What do I mean about this, your vision for life, the situation will push past any options that oppose you and your greatness. How often do you envision yourself doing something really cool, to really great? When you are facing a situation that wants to rob you of your moment, do you get still and vision yourself succeeding or breaking through? This mental exercise proves to be gold in life and listen it works for every occasion. You profession, your business, your marriage, your children, your health, you name it. When you capture a vision for greatness it pulls you past the wall of fear and puts in the arena of courage. “Saddle up anyway!”
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A lion in the jungle must have conflict everyday in order to have peace. A hungry lion will hunt its prey in order to satisfy a burning desire of peace being physically full and at rest. The true human nature and spiritual desire is for peace. Having more money brings peace, living a healthier lifestyle brings peace, doing good and being a person of integrity on your job or in your business brings peace.
Personally, I don’t like conflict because in my my eyes I see conflict as a divide rather than a multiplier. I continue to work hard at looking at conflict as a bridge to peace. It really is a bridge to peace, being married for over 18 years and having five children, there is at some point always going to be conflict. Some call it disfunction, some call it trials and tribulations. Whatever phrase you put on conflict, know this that it is a clear sign you seek peace.
My health was off for sometime and it created conflict within myself and within my relationships, but until I confronted the one (myself) in love and forgiveness and let myself know I was the one at fault for my current condition then I could have peace and move on.
Attack your conflict with a healthy heart and outlook , if there is someone to talk with alone , “do it” if there is someone that has mistreated you or made you feel less than a person, “go tell them.” Doing this may not bring peace to the relationship, but it will bring pace within yourself. I guarantee it!
Being a parent, my kids will benefit greatly from a healthy work ethic. I believe all family members should contribute by having age appropriate chores. Sharing the load fosters responsibility and ownership. Let’s train our kids to understand the need/value of work.
But, we can never let our labor/work/career be a higher value than our family. That statement seems so obvious. In fact, it is extremely rare to meet someone who freely acknowledges this reality in their life. However, many spouses and children communicate they feel that a loved one’s work is a greater priority than they are. Most of us spend eight or more hours a day in work. Consequently, we have to be intentional to protect our most important relationships. This is a tough one for me personally. I find value in my work. Throughout my professional life, in a variety of roles, I have had to be highly intentional with accountability from Sherry and close friends to not allow work/career to overtake my family. For me, the bottom line is that even if I reach every professional goal, if I am not the husband and Dad God desires me to be (and my family needs) it is meaningless. Do something to celebrate your spouse and family. Labor is a part of life. It’s the primary means God uses for us to provide for our family.
The Labor Day holiday grew out of the late 19th century organized labor movement, and it quickly became a national holiday as the labor movement assumed a prominent role in American society. Here’s how it all started, with the facts, as we know them, supplied by the Labor Department, the Library Of Congress, and other sources.
1. The idea first became public in 1882.In September 1882, the unions of New York City decided to have a parade to celebrate their members being in unions, and to show support for all unions. At least 20,000 people were there, and the workers had to give up a day’s pay to attend. There was also a lot of beer involved in the event.
2. The New York parade inspired other unions.Other regions started having parades, and by 1887, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Colorado made Labor Day a state holiday.
3. How did the Haymarket Affair influence Labor Day?On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a union rally in Chicago’s Haymarket Square, which led to violence that killed seven police officers and four others. The incident also led to May 1 being celebrated in most nations as Workers Day. The U.S. government chose Labor Day instead to avoid a celebration on May 1 and New York’s unions had already picked the first Monday in September for their holiday.
4. Two people with similar names are credited with that first New York City event.Matthew Maguire, a machinist, and Peter McGuire, a carpenter, have been linked to the 1882 parade. The men were from rival unions; in 2011, Linda Stinson, a former U.S. Department of Labor’s historian, said she didn’t know which man should be credited — partially because people over the years confused them because of their similar-sounding names.
5. Grover Cleveland helped make Labor Day a national holiday.After violence related to the Pullman railroad strike, President Cleveland and lawmakers in Washington wanted a federal holiday to celebrate labor — and not a holiday celebrated on May 1. Cleveland signed an act in 1894 establishing the federal holiday; most states had already passed laws establishing a Labor Day holiday by that point. Sen. James Henderson Kyle of South Dakota introduced S. 730 to make Labor Day a federal legal holiday on the first Monday of September. It was approved on June 28, 1894.
6. The holiday has evolved over the years.In the late 19th century, celebrations focused on parades in urban areas. Now the holiday is a celebration that honors organized labor with fewer parades, and more activities. It also marks the perceived end of the summer season.
7. Can you wear white after Labor Day? This old tradition goes back to the late Victorian era, where it was a fashion faux pas to wear any white clothing after the summer officially ended on Labor Day. The tradition isn’t really followed anymore — white indicated you were still in vacation mode at your summer cottage.
8. Labor Day is the unofficial end of Hot Dog season.The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says that between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Americans will eat 7 billion hot dogs.
9. How many people are union members today?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 14.8 million union members in the workforce in 2017. There were 17.7 million in 1983.
10. What is the biggest union today?The National Education Association has about 3 million people who are members, including inactive and lifetime members.
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