“If you are one of those people who believes that hard work and honesty alone will bring riches, perish the thought. It is not true! Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work… Ideas are the beginning of all fortunes.”

— Napoleon Hill

 

 

My Inspiration

This page is dedicated to every person who dreams of being more, doing more, and achieving more. Here you will find many of the books, quotes, and song lyrics that have inspired me, along with my vision board.

Books That Inspired Me

Quotes

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recognize and acknowledge your successes. Keep the successes at the forefront of your mind. Every time that you have a success make sure that you celebrate it (even the tiny ones).

Doug Nelson

Your conditional mind is trying to keep you safe—in your comfort zone.

Doug Nelson

What can you be grateful for today? Who can you be grateful for today? Could you even be grateful for some of the problems and pain that you’ve been through in your life? What if you took on the new belief that everything in life happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you? What if you believed in your heart of hearts that life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you? 

Tony Robbins

What you resist persists. 

Carl Jung

Start thinking happy thoughts and start being happy. Happiness is a feeling state of being. You have your finger on the ‘feeling happy’ button. Press it now and keep your finger pressed down on it firmly, no matter what is happening around you. 

Rhonda Byrne, from "The Secret"

Don’t look for miracles. You are the miracle. 

Henry Miller

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. 

Denis Waitley

Life does not happen to you: not any percentage of the time. You happen to life: 24/7. 

Mike Dooley

The key to every man is his thought. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know and not to do is not to know.

Leo Buscaglia

When in doubt, show up early. Think less. Feel more. Ask once. Give thanks often. Expect the best. Appreciate Everything. Never give up. Make it fun. Lead. Invent. Regroup. Wink. Chill. Smile. And live as if your success was inevitable, and it will be. Happy global domination! – The Universe

Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley

The philosophy of individual achievement began as an idea in the mind of Andrew Carnegie. He backed his idea with Definiteness of Purpose, and now the philosophy is available for the benefit of millions of people throughout the civilized world.

Napoleon Hill

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

Lao Tzu

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You are behaving as a fool if you look outside of you for an explanation of how you should feel or what you should do. Taking credit as well as responsibility for yourself is the first step in eliminating this erroneous zone. Be your own hero.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, from "Your Erroneous Zones"

Where attention goes, energy flows, and results show!

T. Harv Ecker

If something is coming to an end, and you’ve tried and given your all and now it’s just time, then allow it to end with grace and gratitude and an open mind for a new day. No anger. No bitterness. No need for justification or reward or validation.  Just reverence for this time, for the whispers of renewal.

Brendon Burchard

 Songs / Lyrics

“I Believe I Can Fly”
by R. Kelly

“When you Believe”
by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston

“Believe”
by Shawn Mendes

“Believe”
by Nick Swisher

“Three Little Birds”
by Bob Marley

Vision Board

Vision boards are an essential part of creating the life you want. Virtually every successful entrepreneur uses a vision board to SEE and remind themselves of their desires and intentions. An example from my own life is a passion for travel. Here are some of the places I’ve been – all the result of using a vision board to see myself there and then taking concrete steps to make it happen.