Living #aSensationalLife

10 posts tagged with "self-development"

How To Make A Wish Come True

How To Make A Wish Come True
Like many other children, I spent part of each summer going on trips. Often that meant traveling to spend time with distant relatives. During one such visit, my cousins and I wanted to go to an amusement park, but were told “NO” because of the cost. Without thinking I blurted, “I wish we were rich.” To which my aunt instantly replied, Read More

So You Want To Be A Billionaire, SO DARN BAD---Start By Checking To See If You Have These Five Traits?

So You Want To Be A Billionaire, SO DARN BAD---Start By Checking To See If You Have These Five Traits?
Not all that long ago, it seemed the “popular financial goal” was to earn six figures, then the scale slid up to a million dollars, and now the “financial success bar” has been raised yet again. It now seems that becoming a billionaire is the new mark to aim for. Read More

BUT---What Will Happen If You “DON’T Win The Lottery?”

BUT---What Will Happen If You “DON’T Win The Lottery?”
It’s always an interesting time when the Powerball Lottery jackpot swells to a figure that’s larger than the GDP of a small nation. To me, the magical feeling in the air is like that of the holiday season. People are excited, hopeful, and willing to openly reveal their hopes and dreams to complete strangers. My guess is, even if you aren’t a player in that game, you’ve heard someone ask something like… Read More

If Your Situation Stinks, Perhaps You Should Adjust Your Syntax

If Your Situation Stinks, Perhaps You Should Adjust Your Syntax
Have you ever had the following happen? You’re life is moving along perfectly, and then SPLASH, you end up neck deep in a nasty mess? If that sounds familiar, it’s possible the issue wasn’t WHAT you did, but instead it could’ve been the ORDER in which you were doing it. Maybe you attempted to cross the river before building the bridge? Read More

I Wanted To Change My Life, So I Began Doing These Four Things

I Wanted To Change My Life, So I Began Doing These Four Things
Thirty years ago, anyone passing by the intersection of “A Better Life” and “What To Do,” might have seen me at one point holding a sign that read, “I Need Help.” Fortunately, there is truth to the proverb,
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Read More

The Ability To Make Money---Doesn't Keep You From Being Broke

The Ability To Make Money---Doesn't Keep You From Being Broke
Recently, I attended an awards dinner and while mingling, a man known to be a financial planner asked me, “So what are you currently investing in?” I knew he was referring to my money, but instead of discussing real dollars, I decided to “invest” in him and share a lesson I had learned long ago. After a dramatic pause, I leaned in closely, as though I was going to leak some “insider” information, and whispered… Read More

What Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, and Cheryl Strayed All Have In Common

What Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, and Cheryl Strayed All Have In Common
Not long ago, I was on a date with my best friend, who also happens to be my wife. We watched the movie WILD and I found myself constantly cheering for Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) to complete her walk of the Pacific Crest Trail. I did so, because after many years of reflecting on my own journey, I’m positive it’s the act of PERSEVERING that had the greatest impact on the creation of my incredible life.
Read More

Why You SHOULDN’T “Surround Yourself With Likeminded People”

Why You SHOULDN’T “Surround Yourself With Likeminded People”
I hear it everywhere I go. It’s said as often as “think outside the box,” “stay in your lane,” or the crowd favorite, “it is what it is.” But what if I told you the reason I’m living the life of my dreams, is because I discount this popular phrase? What if I told you that I ignore the gurus and experts who say I should "surround myself with likeminded people?" Would you think I’m nuts? Read More

The Key To Building #aSensationalLife

The Key To Building #aSensationalLife
I’ve been traveling the globe for a long time, and have seen many of the ancient sites. But oddly enough, it was only recently that I made a connection between the building of a sensational life and all of the fantastic places I'd visited. Whether it’s the Pyramids, the ruins of Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China, Edinburgh Castle, the Coliseum in Rome, or the Acropolis in Greece, structures of importance have bases that stand the test of time. Read More

Mastering This Skill Will Change Your Life

Mastering This Skill Will Change Your Life
Does the following scenario sound familiar? One minute your life is on cruise control headed in what seems to be the perfect direction, and the next the wheels fall off leaving you totally overwhelmed. Well, don’t be too hard on yourself, because you aren’t alone. Fortunately, there’s a skill that when acquired, will make those instances seem like they last seconds instead of weeks. The solution is found in the ability to quickly narrow your gaze and FOCUS ON ONE THING. Read More
Duane Cummings