Monthly Archives: December 2012

I’M READY

Almost 10 years I come to my last day. My last sign design job, my last layout, my last phone call with other designers. My last fabrication, my last print job, my last printer cleaning, my last printer repair. As this very eventful year comes to a close I choose to say good bye to Graphic Design and the Sign Industry. I am a good distance from a career as a Motivational Speaker but it will forever be in my sight and I WILL GET THERE. Upon goals already achieved and new ones to come, my first stepping stone of the new year I take on my next career in Marketing and Event Planning. Today is a memory to hold on to and a reality to let go of. New things are happening for me and they will continue to happen. I carry with me a positive attitude and a drive to succeed in new things.

For Famous Quote Fridays I leave you with the words of Spongebob Squarepants, “i’m ready, i’m ready, i’m ready.”

Thanks again to all who have given me such wonderful support.

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Merry New Year

I have come so far this year in finding the new Marc I am today. Tomorrow I may be different, we are forever changing. Our hope should be that we are always changing for the better. Our goals should always be a step forward in our lives. I have learned so much I have tried so many new things and I have met so many good people. Here I would like to show you a timeline of quotes that span almost a year. These are not my best but they stuck out as important to me for sure.

January 10th 2012:

“My creative juices and my motivation are returning! WATCH OUT! I am on the move for new things!”

April 4th 2012:

“Some days you will wake up and realize the world around you is different. Mother Nature has changed, society has changed, your family has changed, your friends have changed, and YOU have changed. What once was, is now different. What once was may have never been what you really thought it was, and now it is different. Walk forward in your days, not backwards. Embrace what you have learned, embrace what makes you happy. Walk past those that have no positive impact on your life, and forgive those that are not worthy. Never forget what made you the way you are today. Never forget the memories that lighten up your life but always move forward. Stay positive and watch all the negativity disappear.”

May 10th:

“This is the hardest I have ever fought to stay positive in my entire life. 😦 ready….go!”

 

May 14th:

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”(Ralph Waldo Emerson) “We learn true love the morning after a heartbreak.” (Me)

 

June 4th:

“Reinstating the Marc Meyer patented “ULTRA POSITIVISM” soon. Stand by for great things!”

Aug 29th: (first blog post, and I shared the blog to everyone a few months later)

Today I start a new life. A life were the good will remain, and the bad shall travel in a different lane. Working up the motivation and courage to start this has been a long thought process, so in light of getting a good nights rest I shall tell my story the next time I post.

The hiccup in this time line of posts was the hardest time in my entire life, but I used all of the negative energy for positive and it has changed my life more than I ever imagined. I can walk away from this lose holding onto an amazing memory of what has passed and a drive like no other to succeed forward in every part of my life.

I have come a long way in less than a year’s time and it is merely the tip of the iceberg of what is to come. I have accomplished so many goals. I have many new paths in my life, all AMAZING. I have great new friends, reacquainted with old ones, and the best of the best still stand tall in my life. January 2nd I don’t just start a new job, I start a brand new career. Everything I do, everything that happens, puts me one step closer to becoming, the most inflectional positive motivational speaker of our time. Sounds like a bit of a tough goal right? I am going to reach for it and I know now, because of who I am and who I have become, that the journey there is going to encompass every part of my life. The best parts of our lives are not the goals we achieve it is the journey getting there. I have tons of goals lined up, and tons of new journey already being explored.

We have landmarked New Years with new resolutions. The only resolution I have always kept to myself is to simply make a difference, try my best in all things! Be it in myself or others try my best to make a difference. Having tons of positive in your life is indeed overwhelming at times but if you organize all your thoughts, write things down, and be grateful, you will see everything materialize in your life a lot faster. I greatly look forward to where I will be in my life in a years time.

A merry, lovely, fantastic, amazing Christmas to all! and a happy New Years.

For all who read or follow this blog my greatest of appreciation goes out to you. If you could write down some of your resolutions for the next year this would be very inspirational for me. Thank you so much.

Love and well wishes to all.

INSPIRING SONG SUNDAY (CHRISTMAS)

I think I will always love this song. I just wanted my last post before Christmas to be a traditional song. Maybe this song is not inspiring but for me it brings the warm feeling of Christmas to my heart!

Have a great Christmas everyone. May the holiday bring you plenty of joy!

Famous Quote Friday

“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.”

Pablo Casals

Children are so important in this world. Our new ideas, new ways of life lie within their minds!

 

If you would like to follow daily quotes created by me you can find me at  http://www.facebook.com/UPwithmarc or https://twitter.com/upwithmarc.

Also I will soon have a blog site combining all of my positive quotes!

 

Thank you to everyone for checking out my blog and following me.

INSPIRING SONG SUNDAY (CHRISTMAS)

An emotional video that I hope all of you have seen before. It is a video we should remind ourselves to watch each year.

SHEIFGAB

I was going to write about some more Ultra Positive techniques today but they can certainly be posted next time. On Monday  (12/10/12) I Had accomplished 2 goals in one day. About now your still distracted by the title I am sure, but perhaps I could tell you what SHEIFGAB means.

First off one of my goals, was to actually see a motivational speaker in action, in hopes to meet him as well. If you recall from my previous post ( https://upwithmarc.com/2012/11/23/information-infinity/ ) I ran into a friend Bruce at the library and he said he was friends with a motivational speaker. I email the contact info I had received, twice and went back to Bruce to say that he is not responding. Bruce told me that he was speaking Monday night. He invited me to come along to meet him afterwards. What a grand Idea, NOW I was excited. The topic of his speech was staying motivated and positive during the job search…how appropriate as I am looking for a new job! This Monday rolls around and I am getting excited to hear and meet this speaker, Conner Cunneen. Also, ironically I am very anxious to hear about a job as well the very same day. 4:30 rolls around, 30 minutes left to go at work, and I get “The phone call”. I GOT THE JOB! Pending a start date I will be excitedly jumping into a new career of marketing and event planning. The key attraction to this job is the ability to learn something completely new, and it has potential for many leadership opportunities and speaking rolls. With my overwhelming positive attitude I am so ready to start ANOTHER new thing in my life! Sitting on that amazing news now I head to the meeting to hear Conner Cunneen speak. His subject matter by title became seemingly irrelevant. I Have a new job and a great positive attitude, but listening to Conner gave me so much more valuable insight beyond his intentions there at the meeting. His building block for job searching does not just apply to job searching it also applies to life itself and that is were SHEIFGAB comes in.

Conner is an Irishman from Louisiana, quite an interesting note. He was so knowledgeable and humorous at the same time. He spread a lot of hope in a room full of people ready to give up on their futures. With my current situation and state of mind I was right on par with everything he was saying. He asked the audience tons of questions/suggestions and he applauded my answers and by maybe a far stretch I feel like some people have benefited from suggestions I have used in my own life and my own search. Today’s positive insights are not of my own but they are of Conner’s words. SHEIFGAB, is a made up Irish acronym meaning, do it, make it happen! The title of his presentation was “SHEIFGAB The World, 8 building Blocks to Successful Job Transition

Now let me break this SHEIFGAB acronym down:

Structure: Bring the structure back to your day! When you are working you work 9-5. When you are job searching it can feel like you are working 24-7! Maintaining a structured day will help you from not getting burnt out on the search.

Help: Very simply help others to help yourself. A good deed done goes a long way in the eyes of personal happiness. Open up your heart and generosity and volunteer your time, advice or even just lend an ear to listen.

Environment: Your environment is very important. You would be amazed how much more productive you would be with a clean office, or room, or house. Instead of doing your job searching at home, go to the Library or book store or coffee shop. Getting out really helps motivate your productivity, and staying in with a clean area gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Improve Yourself: Keep yourself clean and groomed each day. Always keep learning new things. Keep your brain going and challenged. Pick up a hobby, join a club. Exercising and eating right have a phenomenal effect on your self confidence and sense of motivation.

Family: Respect your family. When you are the one not working pick up some of the slack around the house, stay active with the chores and projects. Don’t lose the love you carry for your family.

Goals: (this one was a favorite for me) Treat everything you do throughout the day as SHAGs. Small Highly Achievable Goals. Everything from showering in the morning to applying for new jobs. When you have a list of 10 goals in a time frame you may only meet 5 but give yourself 5 basic achievable goal each day and your positive attitude and sense of achievement will certainly provide tons of motivation throughout the day.

Attitude: (Other favorite) Positive in Positive Out. It is as simple as that. Let all the positives in life in and then give positives out in return. Also when something bad happens ask yourself “What do I want my attitude to be?” You are not going to tell yourself that you want to be angry!

Behavior: Your Behavior is your brand. The kind of behavior and attitude you portray is the brand of person you are giving yourself. If you have continuous positive behavior you are looked at as a positive person if you have continues negative behavior you are looked at as a negative person.

This whole lesson can be applied to our everyday life. When you SHEIFGAB the world you have in your hands the power to do ANYTHING! If you would like a more detailed description on Conner Cunneen’s ideas check out the book he wrote called “SHEIFGAB the World: 8 Building Blocks to Successful Transition”
Monday was yet another amazing day in my life. 2 big goals achieved in 1 day. I step out of the world of Graphic Design and with overwhelming confidence, into Marketing. Also I meet a powerfully influencing motivational speak taking away from it knowledge for right now and knowledge for my future as a motivational speaker myself. With support from so many of you, little or a lot you all have brought me to this pivotal spot in my life and I am grateful to be associated with all of you. Ultra Positivism has allowed me to steer my life in a more meaningful direction I can only imagine what life has in store for me next but I will be ready and working towards it. NEXT GOAL PLEASE!

Another cool thing about this past Monday is the project I was working on at my job. The picture really says it all “Break Through Your Goals”

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INSPIRING SONG SUNDAY (CHRISTMAS)

Famous Quote Friday!

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I write a lot of my own quotes but every so often I come across really good ones by others in History, I think I might dedicate Fridays to show that off

INSPIRING SONG SUNDAY (CHRISTMAS)

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I love the kitties in this video!

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