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Tony Robbins FQF

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.”
Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. Jim Rohn was Tony’s Mentor. Tony began his career promoting speech events for Jim, who is one of the greatest speakers of all time. Tony Robbins seems to be stepping up to be one of the most influence speakers of our time. Some words that Tony took away from Jim Rohn who has passed away recently: “Happiness and success in life are not the result of what we have, but rather of how we live. What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life.” Talking about this quote is a whole other post! 😛


Both Tony and Jim are big influences to me. So before I get side tracked with all this awesomeness here we go with the man of the day, Tony Robbins.


When you eat better and exercise, you increase your energy levels. You physically feel better, therefore you are more productive with great things. This works the same way with a positive mind. The more you think positive the better you will feel. When you feel better or happier the easier it will be to combat the new negatives and challenges that come into your life. If you want any worthwhile results in your life you need to take care of both your body and your mind. YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU! If you love your body and yourself, over time more great things will certainly happen. You can begin to find what you are really good at and keep getting better. If you already know what you are awesome at, it is an unwritten rule that there is always room for improvement. When you keep moving forward you may even amaze yourself.


Try to amaze yourself this weekend.



Today I renewed my domain for my blog! In one year I have come so far with myself, I have done so much with this blog and I have 500+ followers to thank for that.  I have already changed peoples lives, I have already inspired many, but the really important thing is how all of my followers and people I know have helped me get there. You all have helped me with so much in my life.

I would just like to share one blog post that is important to me. This post is why I am sharing my thoughts this is what keeps me going….. helping others, little do they know that they are helping me too.


also your request has not been forgotten! 😛

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEK! Here’s to many more great years!

Passionate Inspirations

A few weeks ago I went on a High Adventure trip with my Venture Scouts. We went down to West Virginia near and on the New River Gorge. This was a trip I have been on many times, we do several adrenaline activities like mountain climbing, mountain biking, zip lining, and whitewater rafting. Each activity is just as risky and exciting as the others. This was the first time I had been here sense the gates of pure positivism have opened up in my life. I discovered that the guides that bring us on these tremendous events are full of instruction, full of funny jokes, and full of stories about past thrill seekers and their life’s path. Listening to them talk about their life was very inspiring, I was really tuned into the passion they felt about the job they are doing. These men and women are living the dream.

Our climbing guide was talking about how much of an avid kayaker she was but was ready to tackle a new adventure as a climbing guide. Every day she works on the glorious cliff sides just to make it to the end of her day so she can pop her kayak in the water and take it down the New River. Further into her life story you could really feel how passionate she was about the adventurous outdoors. When summer falls short and winter begins she heads up to Colorado working the ski slopes in the mountains. She works there only for the opportunities to go snowboarding. When summer comes back here she comes back to West Virginia. There is no money in this venture it is just pure passion. She knows darn well that this kind of life style won’t last forever. When questioned about her future in adventure seeking she simply said “I want to get as much kayaking and boarding time as I can before I physically can’t anymore.”

To really feel the passion behind these guides you have to be there, you have to hear them. My explanations do no justice to the positive emotions resonating from their lips. This is what brings me to talk about passions and inspirations. We all have passions and we owe it to ourselves to discover those passions and share then with others. We all have people we look up to, people that inspire us. Those passionate about what they speak will have great attention from their audiences.  I guess what I am saying hear is seek out those that are passionate about the things they love doing. When you can feel that positive energy spilling off of them I encourage you to listen more. I encourage you to ask questions. The emotions of passion and inspiration are so intoxicating within our own lives, but merely to listen to others will just blows your mind away. When you read a good book, your are reading the written words of a passionate writer. When you see a movie that really touches you, there is a whole cast and crew of those that are passionate about what they do. When you meet a surfer and all he can talk about is waves, there is a great level of passion. When you listen to a motivational speaker, they inspire you. They don’t inspire you just because they know what to say they inspire you because they have a passion for helping others.

I am not an ace writer, I am not a fast reader, I still have nerves when speaking in front of a crowd, but nothing is going to stop me from getting better at everything I want to do, every single day. I have been criticized for my grammar all my life. I have been looked down on for my reading abilities. The times has come for me to stop saying I am a slow learner, to ignore the harsh nonconstructive criticism. If I can stand on the edge of a mountainside cliff and look down with a fear of heights, I can read, and write, and speak better than ever before. This blog and all my quotes are just the warm up. I have big ideas to share with people, and when I am scared, when I fall helpless I will climb back up time and again to step on that cliff and look down on all that I have accomplished. I am  grateful to all those who have been and will be supporting my journey. When I reach the top of one mountain it is just time to travel to another. I want to live my dream, and I am going to!

Seriously people. Find your passions, and do whatever it takes to reach them. Find those who inspire you and just listen. Love your life and live your dreams.

“You can find inspiration by just listening to those who are passionate about what they do.”

-Marc Meyer-

First response

I had a blog lined up to post but I had an interesting experience this morning that I would like to share instead.

All of us have probably seen accidents of all severity. Some of us have certainly been in accidents of our own as well. Today I witnessed a bad accident happen right in front of me, after dropping my dad off at the airport. A teen girl with 3 other younger kids in the car for some reason ran a red light going pretty fast through a big intersection. She struck another car with a teen girl in it who was just passing through the green light. I had the music blasting in my car so I heard nothing, but it happened right in front of me so I saw everything. The hit smashed the front end up really bad then they spun round  jackknife style only to hit each other once again. I pulled over to the side of the accident and in one motion I was springing out of the car dialing 911. First intense 911 phone call I have ever made. My worst fear at the moment was someone being injured passed out or worse. Their air bags were all popped and smoky. The cars were smoking and leaking fluid everywhere. By now one other person stopped to help…..just one. I was surprised that no more came. We looked at each other and simultaneously thought we have got to get these people out of their cars. The cars were crinkled bad, it was a moment of super human strength to rip the back door open and last I pulled the driver right out of the window. Everyone seemed unharmed in both cars but the hysteria of this traumatic event has filled their head with shock and tears. Frankly they are very lucky to be ok considering the damages. As the other good samaritan and I were guiding the last of the teens to the side of the street, emergency vehicles were coming from all direction. I must say it was an insanely fast response. All the teens were still crying uncontrollably, understandably though. I let them use my phone to call who ever. They were so shaken up they could not even use the phone. I desperately tried to calm them down.

“Every single one of you guys just walked away from this, the most important things is you guys are all ok. Accidents happen, what is done is done and we are all on the side of the road and safe.” I said something like that, not exact.

The paramedics gave their assessments of the teens and the police asked us what we saw and then we were on our way. It was a quiet ride home for me. You see this kind of stuff in the movies all the time but hardly ever in real life. There is more to the story but I don’t want to over dramatize it. I was so happy that everyone was safe and that I was able to help. Then comes the what-ifs! What if it was worse. What if they were stuck in the car. What if the car exploded etc. If I would have went through that intersection only a couple seconds sooner there would be a different story here because It would have been me that was hit.

Events like these never leave your memory, the accident I was in certainly never will. I can spout out some lessons to be learned hear but I would hope we all already know them. The only thing I would like to add is look both ways when crossing an intersection, even if you have a green light. You are better safe than sorry.­­­­­

Have a great weekend everyone and go out and help someone in need this weekend. You are going to make them and yourself feel good at the same time.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

So very grateful for my first blog award!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Thank you, Lidiya, at letsreachsuccess for honoring me with this award. Your blog shall definitely be an influence with me. From Lidiya blog, “..what is important: to just love, respect, inspire, understand, listen, smile, be grateful and believe more. Our ideas are very similar, ALL THING POSITIVE and simplifying our lives.

I have only been on here a short time and I have not marketed my blog much past family and friends. That being said, beyond the support of those close to me I am so excited that my blog has made its way into so many peoples lives: 16 countries, with over 500 follower already.

Find others that may be inspiring to you:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.


So many great blogs and even more to find in our futures.

1.  itstartedwithaquote

2.  todayinirishhistory

3.  positiveoutlooksblog

4.  espirational

5.  literarylandofalysia


7.  marketingbydesign101


9.  mrugrajj.wordpress

10. happinessinglance

May we all continue to carry on the tradition of posting inspiring pieces!

Thank you to all of my current and future followers. The circle of happiness expands everyday and I am glad all of you who are a part of my life are within it.

3 Positives For Every Negative

Here is a challenge for those that choose to except, and another way for you to become a more positive person. For every negative person in your life find 3 good things about them. For every negative thought in your head think about 3 positive things about that very thing you are thinking about. For every bad day you have think about 3 things that were good about the day. For every negative or bad person you encounter find 3 good things about them. For every mistake you make what are 3 things that did or could come from it. For every bad story you hear on the news hop on the internet and find 3 good ones. For every person that wrongs you find 3 positive things about them.


I could just go on and on but I think you get the idea. It is so simple, is it not? I actually learned this in the short time I was in marketing. I learned so much about how to talk to people. I learned more ways to be and stay positive. I know a ton about goals but in this marketing job I learned so much more. I ended up moving on from marketing and it has just opened myself up to learn even more new things about life, and my life. Never stop learning, never stop reading and never stop listening.


This little trick has really helped me on many occasions. I am certainly not super humanly positive 100% of the time but those spikes when I am presented with negatives I have a variety of positives that linger nearby. When you look for the positives long enough, eventually it grows on you and starts to become natural.


I reached 500 followers today I am so excited. I am so grateful for those of you who read and follow my blog. I get more people that find me every week and I get more excited every week, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Enjoy the rest of the week everyone. I am off to the Field Museum here in Chicago, for the day. What are your 3 positives today?

Joy in Challenges

I know my last post was about challenges and I have certainly had my fair share of challenges in life and right now. I read an article in Success Magazine called “Finding Joy in the Challenges” This article was all about finding fulfillment in Marketing, not necessarily as a profession just as an important entity in any business. As you may know I am in Marketing, but I want to share with you what I took from this article outside of the world of Marketing. We face so many challenges in our life, some we have no choice in the matter, others we do. The ones I speak of today are those challenges where we are given the choice.

My whole life seems to be stacked with challenges. At first I would let them get to me.  But that was strange because I had a never give up attitude from the day I was born. Sure I can do this…I WILL do this. In the past year alone I have overcome so much, so much has changed, so many good challenging things are happening in my life RIGHT NOW! I don’t think I will ever stop talking about it. I mean I was ready to settle down, ready to say this is the Marc that you will see for the rest of your life. Did not even comprehend that I can turn my whole life around again. I say again because at the age of 32 I can think of 4 other times that have turned my life around. This life change I am in the middle of right now is awesome. Fortunately I am writing and blogging and quoting my thoughts as I go now. I have a new light, a new heightened sense of positivism, determination, love and gratitude in my life right now. With all this good in my life still comes those challenges. The word challenge is something I have gotten used to, something that will never go away. But I stand before all with a newer definition to “Challenge Accepted”.  Don’t just find the positives in the challenges, find that spark inside you that tells you that you are doing what you love. Find the joy in your challenges. How is that joy going to grow into the next challenge you face. You cannot just put a smile on your face and say “challenge accepted” you need to put a smile on your heart you need to place that challenge on the joys of your future.

If your life is plain and boring you are not challenging yourself. Everyone has a list, be it written or in your head of what you want to do with your life. But a lot of people play the card that it is too hard, or they are just too lazy to do it. I know we are not all wired the same, but all of us should be able to find satisfaction on the road of challenges to the things we love.

I want to list a few questions from the article that I read that you should try to answer. I changed them a little to pertain to ourselves because this was an article about marketing but I think we can apply these questions to our lives too.

-What do you stand for?

-How do you add value to your life?

-What is your style?

-What makes you awesome?

-How will you stand out?

-How will you change this world?

When you answer these questions ignore the simple answers on the surface and dig deep into the drive within you to find the truest answer. Challenges enlist a certain level of creativity in your lives too. There is no one answer to any challenge. All of us were born with the ability to be creative in our own personal ways. Your creativity can show in the answers to these questions above for sure and it shows in your ever day lives too.

Our lives are not meant to be easy. The only way they are easy is if we are not pursuing what we truly want from life. Not only should you accept the challenges; you should find the joy in every step of the way through them as well.

UP Momentum

It is one thing to be positive and another to stay positive. A positive attitude is going to get you were you want to be in life. The more negative hiccups you let bother you the slower it will take to get there.

April 4th 2012: (just something I wrote, here is the whole time line if you want to look)

“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.”


About a year ago I thought things were perfect, I was ready to settle down, life was so good. But then I realized the 4 years I spent being my best with someone, was hardly worth the flush of a toilet to them. Dropped like I had no quality worth fighting for. I did not just fall down the escalator of life’s progression I was thrown right over the side. I hit bottom hard. It was a place I had forgotten about, a place where I did not want to be a part of my world anymore. That scared the crap out of me, but I simply said “NO”. It was time to put every muscle in my body in a new direction, a positive one. I got my butt back up found a new path and I am climbing again. Climbing higher  and faster than ever. I owe it all to positive momentum. I have the biggest forward momentum of my entire life. When you get that taste of success in any part of your life its fuel to keep going and my tank is always full.


Always keep moving forward. Don’t let yourself or others hold you back. Set up some goals to get the ball rolling on where you want to be in your life. Once you start putting that effort forward, once you start achieving those goals that uphill climb starts to get flatter and flatter, easier and easier. Fill your life with Ultra Positivism and it will make your trek to the top that much easier. Hang out with people that have the biggest influence in your life. Listen to those people who give you the most support and encouragement along the way. When you pay attention to the positives, the negative naturally weed themselves out. Get enough positive momentum going you will very seldom be tripping over many negative on the way up. Instead you will be leaping over them. Every time you do meet a negative just tell yourself, “challenge accepted”! Figure out what you need to do to move past it. Don’t ever dwell on it, don’t let those setbacks sit in your head, keep going forward, keep going up. Keep that Ultra Positive momentum. Most importantly just have fun along the way. Your path to the top may be the hardest and longest path you have ever been on but you need to have fun along the way. If you are not having fun on your journey you need to really think about where you are going and why you are going there. If you are not happy along the way you are not going to be happy at the top. So GET EXCITED! You will be surprised how far a positive attitude will get you in life. Those that disagree will never make it as far as you can. Turn that frown upside down. Everything you do in life starts with a smile and as long as you keep smiling Ultra Positivism will never end, and your destination will get closer every day!

Keep the UP Momentum going.



Famous Quote Friday

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
-George Washington-

In my opinion, almost every excuse is a bad one. “I was late because, I don’t have enough money because, that did not get done because, I did not meet my goal because.” We all make excuses all the time, it is human nature. It does not matter if we say it out loud to someone or quietly in our thoughts, each one is just as destructive. Take ownership of your mistakes. Instead of blurting out excuses start thinking of solutions. Start answering the why behind every situation. Why are you late? If you simply did not give yourself enough time in the morning, well that is an easy one, GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME. Why don’t you have enough money? Chances are you are living above your means, if you want more money you are going to have to work more or find the right job to get you the money you need to match your lifestyle. Why did that not get done? Super easy fix, organize what you have to do each day. Make a check list if you have too. If you are not getting everything you want done, shorten that list, reorganize or multi task.

George Washington is right, don’t offer bad excuses, you are only hurting yourself. Instead offer solutions. Offer solutions to others, and allow others to do the same for you. The more we work together the more stuff we will accomplish. The more we make excuses the less we will accomplish and the slower we move forward.

Monitor the excuses you make throughout the day and set yourself up some mini goals to eliminate those excuses. I could list through some ideas but more often than not our excuses are a garden variety of the same idea. Take action to eliminate the common excuses and see how much farther your life will take you, see how much more you will learn.

3 goals 1 day

BONUS BLOG POST!!! I achieved some big goals today, and I wanted to share them with you.


Every morning I jump on the scale. For some, that may not be helpful, but for me it is. I have worked very hard to bring my weigh down. Eating right, exercising, and staying active. The most I have weighed was 280, that was a couple years ago. Close to the beginning of last year I was a little over 260. I had a goal to lose 20lbs, which I did. I then set a new goal to lose 20lbs more. I give myself no time frame to meet these goals but I know if I continue to eat better and exercise I will continue to see the weight drop. TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF 220LBS! I thought I would settle there but nope. I am setting a new goal to drop below 200. I am so happy that I have been losing all this weight and I am really excited to take on this next goal.


I started a new job, heck a new career about 3 weeks ago, basically at the beginning of the year. It is in Marketing and Event Planning. I absolutely love this job. Seriously the best job I have ever had. I said to myself,  only once, why did I not find this sooner, and I answered myself too. I applied for this same job maybe about 2 years ago. Did not appeal to me at all. I came across it again by accident and realized with all the changes in my life this job was perfect. Boy was I right! As in any new career you start at entry level. My goal was to become a Trainer in 3 weeks. TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF BECOMING TRAINER! Now it is on word to the pathway of Assistant Manager. There were 2 reasons I choose 3 weeks. The first one, well it was the suggested time frame to me in my interviews. I made this job my life and I am grateful to be rewarded for my efforts. The 2nd reason ties into my next goal.


On my first day in the morning meeting they talked about a Dallas trip. Interesting I thought. They said it was a trip primarily for Trainers. It is a conference in Dallas of all the top people in the company tons of success stories and speakers. It is also supposed to be a 5star experience but I was most interested in meeting and hearing the people and their stories. Only a handful of people get to go on this trip. I figure it is 3 weeks away I may as well prove of myself to attend this event! TODAY I MET MY GOAL OF GOING TO DALLAS. What to reach for next?…Well that is easy. To come back to Dallas and be up on the stage instead of in the audience. I am thrilled to be around so many positive inspiring people! I cannot even stop thinking about it. I’ll be down there this Monday and Tuesday.

For those of you new to my blog please check out the “About” tab and you will see why goal number 3 is so special for me. This Job is going to take me exactly where I want to be in my life. Every success at Exclusive Promotions is one step closer to my goals in life. When you can combine your everyday attitude, with a job you love, and combine those with where you want to be in life it is the PERFECT sign that you are going exactly where you want to be. My road is long but right now I am running. I have higher goals in mind and I WILL MET THEM. I will fall, I will get up, I will fail, I will learn, and most importantly I will achieve my goals. All of you are helping me in one way or another and I  am beyond grateful for it.

Now what will come first 20 more pounds or Assistant Manager? Who knows but there is a big list of goals that will be achieved before either one of those.


Dr. Eric Perry, PhD

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