The Bamboo Tree – Keep Watering the Dream!

Hello my friends,

This blogpost is actually a video message that I want to share to you. I recognize that the Big Majority of you on my email list are striving in your purpose and calling to make a difference to others. There are times on your journey, that the way is paved with plenty of obstacles and hurdles, there to slow you down or at worst get you to stop. The video’s message is simple; keep watering the dream and it will grow beyond your wildest imagination!

Let’s be real about this, when you are faced with seeing slow or no results in your life or business, dealing with plenty of naysayers and haters mocking and laughing at you, the path to success traveled by those brave souls can be lonely, angry, exhausting and even downright scary. Keep looking up, continue moving forward, because there are times when  something you see or someone will come along and provide you with a spark or just enough fuel to keep you going just a little farther. This is what this video is about: Click here to view the Video – The Bamboo Tree

If you are fighting to accomplish a purpose and calling worthwhile to your destiny, don’t put down the water buckets just because you don’t see results right away. It’s sowing time now and for those that have experience in this realm of accomplishment, sowing and reaping doesn’t happen at the same time. Keep sowing because there will come a time after you have watered your dream, that your dream will shower on you!No matter how hot it gets, keep your umbrella close.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
Click Here to View – The Bamboo Tree!

Be Good Looking with Others

Here is a short video sharing an action tip when dealing with negative people. It’s not easy sometimes being around people that always seem to see the negative out of everything they come in contact with.  We don’t have to take on the same approach that they have, instead I ask you to take the opposite approach and be good looking. Check out the video and leave any comments if you don’t mind.
Enjoy Your Day and Be Good Looking!

Hello my friend,

I wanted to write this post about Dennis Kimbro, the renowned author of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice and What Makes the Great Great, a university professor and speaker. This will be a very brief post to get you to reflect on your leadership principles. I attended a luncheon a few months ago and got the chance to meet him and listen to him talk about leaders and what makes the great great. Not to give away too much of the details regarding the book, What Makes the Great Great”, I want to share Nine Principles of Extraordinary Achievement that he talked about on stage and also in the book.

Nine Principles in the book What Makes the Great Great(Amazon):

1. Deep – Seated Spiritual Beliefs 2. The “I Can” Credo 3. Vision
4. Passion 5. Courage 6. Character 7. Competence 8. Self- Confidence 9. Discipline

The picture above was something that I was proud to have and also proud to say that I am glad to have his books because I always read them again from time to time and pull out more nuggets than before. When you finish reviewing these principles, ask yourself how you are doing in regards to your leadership in these areas. It’s good to to be self aware of your strengths and challenges, now its time to challenge yourself to get better and encourage someone else to do the same. Once you learn, once you know, now do!
All the Best!

Being an Entrepreneur, might as well Enjoy it!

Hello my friend,

As a kid I remember going to Six Flags and wanting to ride the roller coaster. From a distance, it looked fun and exciting however when my Dad picked up the tickets to ride and we moved closer and closer to it, it didn’t look like too much fun; it became ugly and scary to look at. After we sat down and got rolling, I wondered why did I decide to do this and is it possible for me to get off even though I am buckled in the seat and we are climbing to the top. With nowhere to go but to ride this thing out, my attitude change from feeling sick and worried about the descent that was fast approaching, to let’s make the most of this ride and enjoy this big baby because we are committed now and there is no turning back.

Fast forward a few years and I will ask you, do you think those tall Roller Coasters are scary and exhilirating? Whether you answered yes or no, here is one for you, try being an entrepreneur. Try raising money, creating and selling plans to others that may not have a clue of what your vision or dream is. Constantly being turned down by bank after bank, prospect after prospect and somehow you still muster up the courage to keep fighting. However let me ask you this question; how much are you enjoying the entrepreneurial ride right now? Be truthful with yourself and really think about your journey. Here you are following your dream and doing what you like to do on a daily basis, and then the pressure of maybe some of your strategies not working as well as you would like, the isolation from others, you being possibly the only person that believes in your dream and efforts and of course the constant tug of war that is going on within that 6 inches of space on top of your neck and shoulders. This is some of the challenges you as an entrepreneur goes through but guess what, you signed up for this ride so you might as well enjoy it.

As an entrepreneur (Amazon book), you must admit that our challenges don’t just stop at 5:00pm during the weekday or late Friday evening, we as entrepreneurs have to have our hustle hats on 24/7 because ideas and opportunities are ever present. Actually living and being an entrepreneur is one in the same because what you love to do actually is who you are and become in the process. I think about those days of working in Corporate America and how much work I was putting in, time away from family and even though I had some grand ideas for growth with the company,  I always longed for the day of creating and building something for myself. On the flip side of all that pressure and work that you place on yourself and rightfully so,  I want you to just think about how cool it is to be you. Doing the  things you are doing and becoming the person you were meant to be.

Below, I want to shed some light on four simple, “Aha” Perks, that make it worthwhile to be an entrepreneur and to remember why you should enjoy the ride toward your destiny.

1. “Aha”, You don’t have to get in rush hour traffic on your way to work. For me, I just walk into the home office and turn the computer on to get the workday started and when I need to see another warm body I usually have meetings or coaching sessions scheduled for later to avoid the barrage of cars jumping in and out of the fast lane.

2. “Aha”, You wake up when you want to (even though I choose to wake every morning at 4:30am), because you choose to get up at whatever time that is for you. It’s amazing when you wake up early with discipline and a plan for your day because you want to as oppose to waking up and hitting the rush hour traffic because you have to.

3. “Aha”, You can allow for flexibility in your schedule to do things that you normally couldn’t if you was working on that job. However don’t mistake the time flexibility for not having discipline or structure with your business, it’s just the opposite. Most successful entrepreneurs I know, have a system for different phases of their work and lives and has developed a strong discipline to stick with it. that The all nighters, the conference calls, raising finances, If your focus is on your commitment and plans ahead … how cool is it to be you? how amazing is it that you have made it to this point now? Would you say that it’s pretty amazing that you decided to move toward your life’s mission and put forth the effort to live life on your own terms. Just think there are millions of other people that are fighting to be in your shoes, or do what you do however they have not made up their mind to get on with it and just do it.

4. “Aha”, Playing for Big Stakes! You know that in this entrepreneurial game of business (Amazon book), you only eat what you kill until you have developed systems and resources to feed the machine for an extended period of time. No we don’t have vacation time and pay set aside months ahead nor do we have a pension plan in place in case we decide to leave. However, this is why I mentioned “Big Stakes”, because for us to work in our business, we have determined our own worth based on the skills and savvy we have developed, along with the value of our products and services that we offer to the marketplace. We know that opportunites for life changing contracts and deals come and go everyday, whether we take advantage of them or not, so we have to put ourselves in positioned to capitalize on them. This is how we fund our vacation time, our sick leave time and for retirements sake, our pension plan.

This my friend is the “Big Stakes”, of why we have chosen this route in life. And for this I say, to enjoy the ride, it’s worth every hill, slope, curve and straight you find yourself in. The next time you are feeling the pressure of overwhelmness, isolation, or the case of the “not enoughs”; not enough time, not enough money, not enough people to work with… keep this post in mind and remember the why you are doing what you doing and the 4 “Aha” perks in the above paragraphs that comes along with the ride.

Make it HAPPEN!!!

P. Jackson

Are You in Shape to Live Your Dreams?

Here is a Big Question for you;Are you in shape enough to live your dreams?

Are you in shape enough to handle all that your dreams and your purpose have for you to do. If you work a 9 to 5 job, are you in shape enough to maintain an excellent performance on your job  for a good length of time?

empower in shape

For myself, it is exciting to see how the vision of public speaking, online marketing and leadership training are all coming to fruition in a big way. The above question of being in shape enough came to me after a recent speaking engagement where I had been traveling to 3 different states, all in the same week and also pulling a few all-nighters in between travels, developing marketing campaigns.

Like most public speakers, whenever you are speaking to a group, preparation is the key as well as practicing and fine tuning for the stage. You put in a lot of time and hard work and when the moment arise, good speakers usually go all out and give everything they have to their respective audiences.

For me it usually takes an hour or two to calm down and get back to myself but after this particular speaking engagement, I crashed and stayed down for awhile longer than normal. Not just crashing physically, but also in my other phases of being such as; spiritual, emotional, etc… I soon realized that I needed to get in shape!

Toward the end of my travels and workweek, I noticed how easy it was to get a little too relaxed and get away from my “staying in shape” activities that allows me to be able to give my best. These activities include reading and studying my Bible for purpose and direction, listening to webinars and inspirational stories for inspiration and  understanding, physical exercises such as running and lifting weights for stamina and last but certainly not least the mental exercise of reading different books for knowledge and growth.

I realized that no matter where or how many days you are traveling, you really have to devote the time and space for putting in that strong intensity, focus and discipline when it comes to getting and maintaining these areas of being in shape. I have a renewed respect for those Businessmen jetsetting across the globe in meetings after meetings, the Professional athlete performing 2-3 times per week and being away from their families and living out of a suitcase 2-3 times per week.

When the lifestyle you have designed for yourself demands that you give your best on a constant basis and where your efforts are being noticed by the masses, make sure you have the stamina and internal fortitude to keep doing it. It takes alot to give your best, make sure you are in shape enough to give it!

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Make it HAPPEN!!!

 

P. Jackson
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One Beep Away from Leaving My Family!

Hello my friends,

On the surface it is really easy to say that family comes before work and yes I am in total agreement with it. However over the past few weeks, I can admit that sometimes work if not kept in perspective, can take a life of its own and bump family down to that second notch if you are not careful.  First of all, like you, I am really thankful for my family and there is no place in the world I would rather be than to be with them. Secondly, I am really thankful to be working and doing what I enjoy doing everyday, which is being an entrepreneur and spending the bulk of my work time doing internet marketing, leadership and motivational speaking and social/sports activities.

In my speaking engagements and team meetings, I have always said “to invest as much or more quality time with your family than your business”, however, I must admit that I don’t always live by what I teach. That is not a good thing (if it’s good enough for me to teach it well it ought to be good enough for me to live by it) but I am a bit stubborn when it comes to getting work done. I have so many goals, so many aspirations and want so much out of life that sometimes I just push everything aside to make things happen and get everything accomplished. Great idea to get work done however not too good when you set your family aside.

empower beeps1

Now that I have that out of the way, during my “downtime” holiday break, I took some time to not only check myself but watch others to see if I was the only one veering to the left. If you would have said that families were highly engaged with each other then you would be far from it. Because what I noticed and heard from others was that even though the family were all together physically, mentally they were preoccupied with work and other social happenings all over the place .

The way most of us work in these times with all of the latest technologies bringing our world closer, as soon as that “dumb” smartphone or computer BEEPS with the latest email notification, business appointment, news and believe it or not, social media (facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc…) posts, our attention suddenly drifts from our physical conversation with our family or loved one, to that unknown person or newsfeed on the other end of the beep. Has this ever happened to you? Did you answer immediately or did you keep your 100% attention on the family member in your presence?

As a professional marketer, the majority of my time is spent in front of a computer screen working, researching, marketing, listening, talking and watching the latest happenings all over the globe. Recently, I did something that I haven’t done in a long time and that was turn my smartphone off, left my computer at home and went seemingly way back in time, to have an enjoyable 3 day weekend with my family and other family members. The first 24 hours, I was craving and feenin to look at computer screen or hear an email or notification beep; I was like “Pookie” the drug addict character played by Chris Rock on the movie New Jack City, feenin for a drug hit. After I got past that initial 24 hour time period everything became clearer as far paying more attention to (lack of a better word) the outside world and my family.

I can’t tell you how much better connected I feel now listening to all of the “new” stories that have happened all around me, all the while thinking that I am in the know with everything going on in my house. I realize (yet again) that there are far more important things around me than my work, but it’s easy to forget that lesson, if you never let your mind process not just the work you are doing but why you are doing it. These things may or may not be happening in your lives right now and if it is, hopefully this post helps you shut off the beeps from time to time and allow that family time to stay number one so you can really focus on what should be our most important part of your life.

Now if I can just get my wife and my dad to silence their beeps and screens, what a happier family we will be.
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Sincerely,

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