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What Doesn’t Make Sense

September 17, 2011

During a morning run this week I came across this sign for a golf course.  I quickly identified the golf bag and clubs on the right and the red rock outcropping on the left, but I couldn’t quite make out what that white item was attached to the cliff – it didn’t make sense to me.  As I continued to study what didn’t make sense, suddenly the white thing became a shirt on a man and the red rock cliff became a couple.  It all made sense to me as I finally made sense out of the part that didn’t.  In our lives there are often things that don’t make sense.  Take a closer look at those things, and often the very things that don’t make sense to us bring the whole picture into context.

In science, mistakes always precede the truth.

Horace Walpole


Watch Your Language

July 12, 2011

The language that we choose makes a big difference, and can completely change our experience.  I got two great examples last night as I was reading John Maxwell’s Failing Forward.  Do your challenges in life make you bitter or better?  Does adversity lead to breakdowns or breakthroughs?  Then this morning with one of my clients we were discussing letting go.  Letting go is different from giving up.  If what you want is not yet in your hand, and your hand is clenched so tightly around what you already have, how can you receive what you want?  Letting go is often the crucial step toward receiving what you want, because it opens your hands, heart, and mind to what can be.

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

Arthur Christopher Benson

Be Box 1

September 30, 2010

Imagine three magical machines or boxes… Into Box 1  you feed a crisp $100 bill.  It hums and the lights flash and every single time it spits out $200.  Do you like this box?  How often would you feed this box?  How hard would it be to get other people to feed this box?  This is going well, so you take one of your $100 bills and feed it into Box 2.  Box 2 hums and the lights flash and every single time it spits out $100.  How excited are you about this one?  There is one box left so you feed another $100 into Box 3, which hums and the lights flash and every single time it spits out $20.  Notice the difference in how you feel about each of these boxes.  What is the box?  The box is always a person.  If this is true, which box are you?  If you always strive to create more value for others than you consume, there will be no shortage of those who want to feed value into you.  If you are Box 3 you are depleting the resources of others.  Be Box 1!

Be Box 1

Life is an echo; what you send you comes back.

Chinese Proverb

Knowing Where To Hammer

May 2, 2009

My good friend, Kirk Weisler, shared this thought this week.  A man was suffering a persistent problem with his house. The floor squeaked. No matter what he tried, nothing worked. Finally, he called a carpenter who friends said was a true craftsmen. The craftsmen walked into the room, and heard the squeak. He set down his toolbox, pulled out a hammer and nail, and pounded the nail into the floor with three blows.

 The squeak was gone forever. The carpenter pulled out an invoice, on which he wrote the total of $45. Above the total were two line items:

 Hammering , $2
Knowing where to hammer, $43

 Don’t short sell your expertise and knowledge.  Charge for knowing where to hammer! 

 The purpose of our lives is to give birth
to the best which is within us.
 – Marianne Williamson

 The touch of the master’s hand makes all the difference – take a moment to enjoy this video!

Hope Soap

March 18, 2009
In last week’s message about cutting out everything that doesn’t look like that, I got a number of comments and several e-mail responses.  If you thought that was cool, you’re going to love what I carved from a family sized bar of Ivory soap …
Soap Chain

Soap Chain

With so much fear, doubt, discouragement, and negativity in the world, we could all use a little soap for our hope.  One of the most powerful ways to scrub your hope is to start noticing all of the amazing things that already exist in your world, and to keep a fresh appreciation for what you have right now.  Forget about all of the stuff you don’t have, and foster gratitude for all you do have.  Use this soap regularly, and see how clean your hope becomes.

I hope you will join me for “Soap for Your Hope – A Pep Talk with Dr. Paul” on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 MST.  You can learn more or register now for this teleseminar at – and please invite others to attend as well.  If the time doesn’t work for you, register anyway and I will send you a link for the recording afterward.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches

in the soul, and sings the tune without

the words, and never stops at all.

       Emily Dickinson

As an added bonus today – consider all of the things to be greatful for, and enjoy this four minute video – it is hilarious.  You will have to click twice to get a you-tube pop up because this particular one won’t play on other sites.

What They Want

January 14, 2009

The shortest route to get what you want is to help as many other people as possible to get what they want.  Take a minute and a half right now to view and share this video message:



A man wrapped up in himself

makes a very small bundle.

       Benjamin Franklin


Please don’t close this message until you read about “Facing Your Giants”!!


 Facing Your Giants

Mark your calendar and plan to join me next Wednesday – January 21st from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) on your phone for a F*R*E*E Tele-seminar.
I have developed a process that can restore your confidence and keep you moving forward in the midst of adversity and challenges.  Everyone has giants in their way – I want to help you bring yours down!
Register now at: 
and please share this invitation with at least five other people in your life.  After you register (at no charge) I will send you the access codes to get into the conference call.  I look forward to having you on the call next week!

Abundant Thinking

December 30, 2008

We’re being noticed out there! Thought you might enjoy this link – another blog to assist your paradigm!

Bring Light

December 17, 2008

A phrase often attributed to Adlai Stevenson goes something like this, “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” I love to associate with those who bring more light to the world. With all of the darkness, doom, and gloom out there; we need lots of candle lighters. Today choose to compliment rather than criticize, choose the positive rather than the negative, choose gratitude rather than guilt, choose a smile over a scowl.

Just for fun, I wanted to give you all a heads-up to a fun thing that has become a Christmas tradition with my family. We saw a fantastic light display put on by a local family. The Holdmans really know how to bring light. Check them out at – make sure you watch the videos!

Make some light in the world today.

Practicing On Your Way

December 6, 2008

You have to practice every day how you want your life to be. You can practice being grumpy and negative, or happy and cheerful – it is your choice. You are going to get really good at one or the other, but not both. Pick one and practice it! Take one minute and fifteen seconds right now to enjoy my YouTube video about this topic, then forward this message to two friends.