Friday One Minute of Excitement

Are you even aware of the service you bring to the world?

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com

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The Parade of Your Incredible Accomplishments

Have you ever noticed that you can do a great many things well, then do one thing in a way that you determine is wrong, only to end up spending a disproportionate amount of time focused on the one thing you did WRONG?

I sure have!

We can spend hours and even days analyzing questions like: “Why did I do it wrong?”   And “Why am I not good at this?”

Meanwhile, a PARADE OF OUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS can float through our lives with us barely noticing.

What would it to be like to focus on our parade of incredible accomplishments, instead of the things we feel we do wrong?

(I ask this question as a man who has spent much time hot on the “What Went Wrong” Trail, “The I Can’t Do It” Trail, and an old special favorite of mine, the “What I did Totally Wrong” Trail.  I can tell you from countless years of experience that these trails are  an especially “SORRY” lot of trails.  I know this because I said, “I’m sorry” an awful lot when I was traversing them.)

After years of being on the “Sorry” trails, it has finally occurred to me, why not follow the parade of my incredible accomplishments towards my dreams instead of getting lost and frustrated on these others trails?  Why not learn to become a highly skilled navigator who is adept at finding this parade route anytime, day or night?

When we focus on becoming highly skilled navigators consistently charting a course towards our parade route, we become much more in tune with the clues pointing towards our accomplishments.  We can begin to catch the scent of our big dreams in the little successes here and there, in the gradual accumulation of our victories.

When we are starting off, this trail of successes and good things might not look like the Macy’s Day Parade.  In fact, it may be so faint that we really need to concentrate to find it.  But keep looking!  This doesn’t mean that our accomplishments aren’t there.  It just means that we are so attuned to focusing on the “Sorry” trails that we haven’t taken the time to fully appreciate or even notice them.

Navigating your way back to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS is simple and fun.  Every time you notice and celebrate something that went well, you discover your parade route.  Every time you savor and focus on your successes, small or large, you take part in your parade.  Each time you delight in the gift you are to the world, you are in the center of your parade.  Every time you savor and focus on how your dreams, the sights and sounds of your parade are with you.

You have the opportunity to rediscover your parade route with fresh eyes each new day.  This is cause for celebration!

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Enjoy finding your way to the PARADE OF YOUR INCREDIBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS today!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com

Friday One Minute of Excitement

How do you receive a compliment?

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Inspiring Others To Be Inspired By Themselves

We can inspire others simply by listening to them, offering them an inspiring perspective on their own life and asking them inspiring questions.

For example, if Matt asked Karen what she did, and she said, “Oh Matt, I don’t do much.  I’m just a dental hygienist during the day and take care of my kids and spend time with my husband at night.”

Matt would have the perfect opportunity to give Karen the chance to be inspired by herself.  Matt could talk about the big difference dental hygienists make.  He could say, “Karen, you give a great gift to your patients. Clean teeth are one of the building blocks to good oral health, not to mention good overall health.  Also, clean teeth help a person to be more confident.  And when people are more confident they are more likely to positively affect the world around them.”  (Matt is sounding a bit like a Wikipedia entry in this blog post.  But you get the idea.)

Matt could then talk about the importance of motherhood and also the importance of being a spouse.   In making these comments, Matt expresses appreciation for all Karen does for the world and gives her a chance to be inspired by who she is.

It is important that Matt says things he really means and doesn’t just make grandiose statements like, “I believe a dental hygienist is more important than all the kings, queens and presidents in the world put together.”  Unless Matt really means this, it would just sound like fluff and hot air and probably fail to inspire Karen in herself.  (If Matt really means this he has a deeply unique worldview.)

Matt could also ask Karen questions with the intention that as Karen answered she would be inspired by herself.  Questions like, “What do you love about being a dental hygienist?” and  “What types of patients do you love to see?”  (Negative questions like, “What parts of your job do you dislike,” probably won’t help Karen inspire herself.)

Depending on Karen’s job satisfaction, her answers to these questions might inspire her and they might not.  If her answers don’t inspire her, Matt could go back to talking about what impact dental hygienists, mothers and spouses have on the world. (And he could try sounding more natural and conversational and less like an encyclopedia.)

In my experience, a conversation where you can inspire someone about himself or herself is a really fun conversation to have because you feel good and they feel good.

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Who can you inspire to be inspired by him or herself today?

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Friday Minute of Excitement

There is a very important person you need to love today!

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Nurturing Your Superpowers

Do you ever look to others for proof that you are OK?  Do you ever rely on the approval of others as evidence that you are with the program?  Do you ever feel that you need others to reassure you that you are making your mark?

There have been many times in my life when I would have answered YES to all three of those questions.  During these times, I have looked far and wide, hoping that others would convince me of my internal value.

I’ve noticed that in these moments I have tried to convince the world to admire and love me, so that I could convince myself that I was worthy of admiring and loving me.

This outward search for affirmation is a mighty tempting course of action when we feel unsure of ourselves.

But this approach is like Clark Kent doubting that he could indeed be Superman.    Then based on this doubt, donning a cape to fly off to save people.  And finally, only after he had gotten acclaim from others for being a hero, going into a phone booth and patting himself on the back for being an all-right guy.

Having a strong, healthy self-confidence is indeed a SUPERPOWER.  Radiant self-confidence is a SUPERPOWER we each have a capacity to nurture everyday.  Self-confidence is so AMAZING because it is our opportunity to really appreciate our talents, our lives, and ourselves.

Isn’t it FUN that we have the ability to recognize ourselves as SUPER?

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Whenever you feel your SELF-CONFIDENCE SUPERPOWER waning, STOP!
Immediately ask yourself   “What do I love about myself at this moment?”

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com. 

Friday One Minute of Excitement!

 How Can You Express The Most Wonderful You Today?

Click on the link to watch the video for a one-minute inspirational blast!

Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker.  He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska.  He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset.  For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.