Yes I love to use acronyms and this acronym "IT IS NOW OR NEVER" is a wake up call for people who have been wasting their lives and not living their dreams. And it is more than that, it is losing those precious years that you could have spent with your loved ones and friends!
Since my 56th birthday I've gotten many insights on life and why we are here and what makes life meaningful. Yes this is definitely not a viral-marketing report, but I wish it will be circulated round the world and make a positive difference with this important message, "It may be later than you think, do it now and live your dream!"
I have even written a song "Memories Can Hurt So Much" of "The things we should have done or said, but let them pass away." Yes I have uploaded it on youtube. Yes in my reports you will notice I use many "Yeses" and Y.E.S. is a great acronym for Your Eternal Spirit, deep in your heart you know you are not of the body and we all know that we have to leave this body sooner or later and we better get on to unfinish businesses now, to settle differences and forgive each other while we can.
I would like to share a bit of the lyrics of my song, "Oh memories they can hurt so much, when they make you think of things close to your heart. Though you try you best to forget, they'll make you think of things you should have done or said."
"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." - Michael Landon, actor (1936-1991)
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." – Norman Cousins, American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate (1915 -1990).
"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live."
– Dr Joan Borysenko, medical scientist and psychologist (b.1945).
We are recommending all the time and I highly recommend you read this inspiring book, "Becoming A Person of Influence - How To Positively Impact The Lives of Others." by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan. Here is a short extract from the book.
"Walt Disney is reported to have said that there are three kinds of people in the world. There are well-poisoners who discourage others, stomp on their creativity, and tell them what they can't do. There are lawn-mowers, people who have good intentions but are self-absorbed, who mow their own lawns but never help others. And there are life-enhancers. This last category contains people who reach out to enrich the lives of others, who lift them up and inspire them.
Each of us needs to do everything in our power to become a life-enhancer, to nurture people so that they are motivated to grow and reach their potential. It is a process that takes time. (And in coming chapters, we'll share insights that will show you how to help people take additional steps in that process.)"
I sincerely hope you belong to the life-enhancer group!
"Five years from now, you'll be the same person you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read." - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
Let God be the very center of your being, and you will live a better and happy life!
You have heard it many times that God is love and love is God. God is also wisdom, integrity, hope, faith, relationship, trust, caring, sharing and giving. If you apply all these great values into your life, you will live a better and happy life!
Here is the acronym, Integrity, Time, Innovation, System, Niche, Observe, Why, Opportunities, Research, Numbers, Education, Vision, Empower and Reach out.
Integrity - Do the right things and you will get the right results. "Integrity is the essence of everything." - Buckminster Fuller. Peter Drucker said that it is not enough to do things right, you must do the right things. God has made it very clear in Matthew 7:12, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Yes what goes around comes around in your business and your life. If the world leaders understand this universal law, we would be enjoying world peace now!
Time - Every funeral you attend is a wake up call that your time will come and it is just a matter of time, and before it arrives, what are you going to do with you life? How to make it as meaningful as possible? What would be your legacy?
Innovation - Be creative, be willing to think out of the box and do what most people are not willing to do. Peter Drucker, the world renowned business consultant, said that innovation and marketing are the two factors that bring in the money, the rest are operational costs.
System - There is a simple, proven and tested system for you to have more money and more time to live your dream. It is your responsibility to discover this system and work at it. When the time is right, someone, somewhere, somehow will share this system with you!
Niche - Discover your purpose, passion, and what gives you peace. If you have all the money and time in the world, what would you love to do?
Observe - I learn this great lesson from the late Grandmaster Sia, my Tai-Chi Sifu, he told me that one of the ways to learn Tai-Chi is to observe how the masters do it. If you want to be happy, healthy, rich and successful, observe those who are happy, healthy, rich and successful and do what they do!
Why - Why are you doing it? What are you living for? Why do you wake up every morning and what are you looking forward to? It is never how to? It is always why do??
Opportunities - Yes opportunities are everywhere, they are not lost, they are always taken by those who see their value and appreciate them!
Research - The success formula is found in Matthew 7: 7-8, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” God has given you the wisdom to know that you must ask enough, seek enough, and knock enough to get the results you want! Work with the Law of Averages, it will ensure your success!
Numbers - Yes you must do enough to get the results you want in life and work with the power of multiplication. Plant good "seeds" and they will multiply a hundred fold! You can count the numbers of seeds in an apple but you can never count the number of apples in the seeds!
Education - You don't know what you don't know. What you don't know can hurt you physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. Education is the highest form of leverage, you learn it once and you can apply it as many times as possible to your business and your life. "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
Vision - You must see it in your mind before it can happen. Seeing it in your mind with belief creates vision and the clearer the vision is the more likely it will materialize!
Empower - Yes when you help others you are helping yourself. Give and you shall receive, you will get what you give and they come back to you in many fold! "Service to many is the way to greatness." - Jim Rohn
Reach out - Who are you reaching out to? Are you making a positive difference to people's lives. When you help people to live a better and happy life, you will live a better and happy life too! You get what you give, this is a universal law.
Love, Learn, Leverage and Live Your Dream!