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Monday, April 26, 2010

You Just Gotta Get It Goin...


The GREAT Edward here,

Did You have a Phenomenal Weekend or What?

I had a great time with my family.  Went to visit the Ontario Science Center.
Had not been there since I was a kid.  My daughter loved it.

Before I joined the TSA a few months ago and ventured into the Blogging and Video world...

there had been many times where I have talked myself out of even getting started....  Have you been there?

A GREAT Mentor and friend of my Joe Schroeder always reminds me...

          "You don't have to get it right you just have to get it going"

This has stuck with me and motivated me to get started.

As I began in this Blogging endeavor I came across this inspiration that keeps me going...

          "It's not who you are that holds you back; It's who you think you are not."

This one really makes me think and stirs my insides around.

As I look deeper into this idea I realize that its the things that I think about doing...

or even worse know that I should be doing...  planning, organizing, wishing, hoping to do...

that I don't take action on that hold me back.  WOW!  That hits home hard for me.  What about You?

So I think out loud... Why do I get stopped by these things?

I have come to believe that our success really does come from who we think we are not...

rather than who we think we are.

Here are some of my experiences...

1. I think to myself... I am not a good speaker... Therefore I cannot do videos or speak in public.

2. I think to myself... I am not a good writer... Therefore I cannot write blog posts, articles, notes, etc.

If I was to continue to take action based on this way of thinking about myself...

I would not have even got started.  I am glad that I moved passed it and did it anyway.

I would not be here to share with you if I did not....  and what a great blessing I would have missed out on.

Here is some more inspiration that keeps me going.  I actually carry these around in my pocket with me...

          "You can't be more that you believe yourself to be right now."


          "If you don't conquer self, you will be conquered by self"

So what are you waiting for?  Is there anything holding you back?

You really just have to get it going!

Start being who you are not today so you can become who you where meant to be tomorrow.

Share your thoughts and comments below.

Make it a great day!


God Bless!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Power of the Tribe


The GREAT Edward here,

Hope you are all doing well and had a fantastic weekend!

We celebrated my AMAZING and WONDERFUL wife Julie's Birthday yesterday!

Had some friends and family over for some food, drinks, and great conversation.

Check out Julie's blog at Here!

So as you may know I am part of a Tribe.

I have been for almost two months now.

It has been an excellent experience.

I have had the chance to meet some Amazing people,

Connect with them,

Learn from them,

and Share their Great Content with Others.

If you are not sure what a Tribe is here is my definition:

                    "A group of like minded people who work together for the good of all 
                           to share each others content with others."

The act of sharing content is called Syndication.  

It is being said by some that it is the next wave of Internet Marketing.

From my experience I would agree.  I am certainly experiencing some Great Results.

Here are some of my stats from the past two months of me being an active participant in a Tribe:

1. Over 900 visits to my blog
2. Over 1200 page views on my blog
3. Average 10 comments per post
4. Average of 15 Re-Tweets
5. Average of 20 Facebook Shares

Before participating in a Tribe, my blog stats did not even register...

If you are looking to join a Tribe there are a lot to choose from.

Choose one that fits your needs.

I am part of an amazing group called The Tribe Syndication Association

It was created from the vision of Dave and Dawn Cook and has some amazing results.

Check it out for yourself and see the benefits first hand.

Last week I had the chance to meet up with a friend Johneal Rouse that I have got to  know through the TSA.

We shot a quick video to share with you our thoughts on the Power of the TSA and Tribes

Check it out here...

If you have been considering joining a Tribe get off the fence and do it now...

It will take you and all that you do to another level of excellence and opportunity.

Make it a great day!


God Bless!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Follow the Leader Who Follows the Leader


The GREAT Edward here,

It is a wonderful Spring day today, even feels a bit like summer.

Was out doing some yard work and cleaning up things.

My daughter brought out the patio furniture onto the deck in the back yard.

I look forward to sharing many sunsets and bbq dinners together with my family there.


Leaders and Leadership is a topic that I spend a lot of time studying and practicing in my life.

I strive each day to live the moments as a true leader for everyone.

So this week I went back to look at the definitions of Leadership and this one stood out for me

"The Ability to Lead."

Hmm... that sounds pretty straight forward to me.  

To be in a position of Leadership or a Leader you have to lead.  O.K.

To lead it must mean that you have followers so...

Leadership through this definition means you that you have followers.

To be a Leader your followers need to feel like you are going to take them somewhere.

For that to happen I believe that you have to have a definite purpose, a clear vision, and direction 

that can shared with others in such a way that they can make the choice to follow you or not.

This is good.  Makes sense to me.  You?

Then here is my question:  Can Leadership also be defined as "The Ability to Follow"?

I believe to be a Leader at one time in your life you had to be a follower... 

and that who you followed determined the Leader you became and are at this very moment.

So, as a leader do you ever stop being a follower? or do you just change the people that you follow?

How have the people that you have followed changed as your Leadership has?  Or is it the same?

If the people you follow have not changed then I believe one of the following to be true:

1. You are no longer growing in your Leadership


2. You have not yet reached the full Leadership potential of those who you are following

Hopefully you are leaning more towards the second one.  

If not, then it is probably time to pick up your torch and start following someone new.

They are waiting for you to show up!

So to be a Leader you need to have followers and you also need to be a follower of other great Leaders.

Be the Leader today that you were created to be...

Go out and follow a Leader today.

Follow The Leader Who Follows the Leader.

You deserve it!  and so do your followers!

To Your Abundant and Prosperous Success! 


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God Bless!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What Do You Think About You?


The GREAT Edward here,

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!

I have come to believe that how we think about ourselves is definitely linked to the life we create and live. 

This concept seems very simple to me... You Get What You Put In.   Right? 

So if you fill your mind with thoughts of hope, joy, gratitude, and love...

then you will create those things in your life. Right?

If on the other hand you fill your mind with worry, stress, anxiety, fear, and resentment... 

then those things will show up in the life that you create.  Hmmm.

Our mind is such a wonderful gift that we have been given. It is what feeds our heart and creates our life. 

We are transformed through the constant renewal of our mind on a regular basis.

I believe that we are all created to live a great life... 

and it is through the activities of our thinking that create the life that we live right now.

So if you want to make a change in your life you must first create that change it in your mind. 

Everything ever created in this world was created first in the minds of people before it came to be.

I was at a training event last summer where a truly amazing person and speaker Lisa Jimenez

She shared the following insights about who we are and are not...

1. You are NOT your: circumstances, fear, past, or even your beliefs or thoughts.

2. You are: Pure possibility!


This really hit home with me...

It reminds me of how powerful the thoughts we think of ourselves...

is related to the life that we create and live out each moment of every day.

So take some time to reflect on who you are at this moment?

What thoughts are defining you and creating the life that you are currently living?

Then take a step and see in your mind that you are capable of creating anything you want in your life. 

Answer these questions for yourself...

What is your dream life look like? 

Where do you live? What do you do? Who do you do it with? What do you have? 

What defines who you are? 

Write down your thoughts, visualize it, know it to be true right now at this moment! 

Believe that you can have the life of your dreams and you will. 

It all starts with the thoughts in your mind. 

Through this you can change the world around you and have a great life for yourself and others. 

To Your Abundant and Prosperous Success! 


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God Bless!

Here are some thoughts from the GREAT Napoleon Hill that influenced this post:

"Your world will become what you choose to make it. You can reach great heights of success, or you can settle for a miserable life that is devoid of hope. The choice is yours. When you choose a positive course, you set in motion an unstoppable force that will allow you to have a fulfilling career, the love of your family and friends, good physical and mental health, and all of the other true riches of life. To change your world, you must change it from the inside out. You must begin with yourself. When you choose the course that puts your life on a positive track, you will change your life for the better, and you will also positively influence the people with whom you come in contact."