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. 

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Brush Up On Your Own Brilliance

We spend a few minutes in the morning and at night brushing our teeth.  Why not super charge this time by looking into a mirror that reflects your best self?

For much of my life, I treated the bathroom mirror as something to avoid eye contact with and ignore.  As I brushed my teeth, I would walk around the bathroom or gaze down at the sink (as if what I might see in the sink was somehow more important than what was awaiting me in the mirror.)

I was basically avoiding eye contact with myself.  (This habit didn’t do much for my appearance.  Let’s just say that I have had some bad hair months and even an occasional bad hair YEAR.)

Have you ever avoided eye contact with yourself?

Now think of your good friends.  Can you imagine making a habit of avoiding eye contact with them?  This would be somewhat odd to say the least!

I’m proud to announce that recently my mirror and I had a relationship break-through.  And we have sticky notes to thank.  Who would have thought?  What happened is I started writing declarations on sticky notes that reflect the power of my best self and then lining my mirror with these declarations.  For example, one of the sticky notes on my mirror says, “I intend that ALL of my relationships around money be ones of joy.”  Another says, “I’m amazing and what people see in me is my brilliance.”  A third says, “My voice is sexy and perfect.”

These celebrations on a sticky note are powerful because they reflect the best of who I can be today and, at the same time, challenge the limiting views that I have had about my life in the past.

What are some declarations that you could put on sticky notes that would reflect the best of who you can be today and, at the same time, challenge your limiting views about your life from the past?

Now I must say that my mirror immediately warmed up to the attention that I was showering upon it and started reflecting back my own brilliance.  My mirror and I are suddenly in bliss and the relationship is so mutual. (But then again, a relationship with a mirror is probably always mutual.)

I leave the center of the mirror clear so I can see the smiling face of the star of the show – me.  For most of my life, I would’ve thought it incredibly vain to think, let alone write, that I’m “the star of the show.”

But think about it, if you are not the star of your own life, who is?

You can build a relationship of bliss with your mirror.  And it is SO quick and easy.  As you are inspired simply write down declarations of your best self and outline your mirror with them.  (If you have housemates, invite them to get in on the game, so that you each have some sticky notes on the mirror.

Then in the precious minutes when you brush your teeth, read your notes and get a super-charge from reflecting upon them and feeling the power of your own brilliance.  Then look at yourself, the star of your own life, and practice getting a super-charge from reflecting upon the amazing person that you are and the amazing life you lead. 

I say practice, because like with many great friendships, your super-charged friendship with your super-charged mirror can take some time to cultivate.  But brushing up on your own brilliance is well worth it!

Game of the Day

How do you feel about creating a brilliant relationship with your mirror?

What is your game plan?

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.

The One Side of the Mirror Over Which We Have Control

A few days ago, I observed a guy asking for money on the street.  Part of his sign said, “I’m Ugly.”  I felt for him and those feelings, as well as the feeling that he had to stand on the street with a sign to make ends meet.

To varying degrees, I have noticed that we attract reflections of who we believe ourselves to be into our lives.

When we stand in front of the mirror, what comes back to us is an echo of who are.  If I suddenly put on a cap, the person in the mirror suddenly puts on a cap.  Likewise, if I change the way I view myself, the world will, in some way, mirror this change back to me.  This is the simple language of mirrors and of life.

We intuitively know this, yet it is tempting to focus on changing or trying to manipulate the reflection in the mirror instead of focusing on our attitudes towards ourselves.

After I saw the guy standing on the street with the sign, I started wondering how often I have thought and felt the words “I’m Ugly,” or “I’m Not Good Enough” or something of the like.  I never made such a sign but I felt it through and through.  At those times, it’s almost as if I held up an Agonizing Invisible Sign of self-doubt and pain.

But there is awesome news!  Want to hear it?  If we can create invisible signs of self-doubt and pain, we can also create Magnificent Invisible Signs of confidence, self-love and joy.

Imagine walking into a business meeting with the invisible sign, “I’m Amazing” or walking into a party with an invisible sign, “I’m Full of Joy and Confident.”

We are magnificent people.  We deserve to hold up magnificent invisible signs. And we deserve to see the world reflect that magnificence back to us.

Game of the Day

Today notice the invisible signs that you are holding up.

How could you rewrite those signs to celebrate your magnificence?

Notice people who reflect your magnificent signs and become their friends because you reflect their best and they reflect your best.