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Finding Your Inner Circle of People

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An inner circle of friends is an awesome way to create and maintain a harmonious and balanced life. But who makes up your valued inner circle may surprise you! You want those people in your inner circle to be the ones who challenge you, make you think in new and different ways, and above all, are honest with you all the time.

It’s great to have friends who think you’re wonderful because you are, but it’s valuable to have friends who can also point out (nicely, of course, and with love) where you might need some work. And luckily, if your inner circle is made up of the right types of people, they’ll help you do the work that needs to be done to create a happier, healthier you!

Your inner circle is a circle of close friends that surrounds you that you trust implicitly. They are the people who you naturally turn to for advice and reasoning. They know how to listen, and give you their opinions without bias. It goes without saying that choosing the people who are in your inner circle is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Your inner circle will grow organically – you can’t simply go out and pick and choose who is involved. You meet and learn about people, and get together with them, and you’ll notice that some will naturally gravitate to the top of your “favorites” list. Ask yourself why.

Be aware of what it is about them you enjoy and value. It’s easy to choose inner circle members who think you’re wonderful, but much more difficult to choose those who will challenge you instead. This takes an honest assessment of yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and helps you choose your inner circle according to what is best for you – not necessarily what feels best at the time, or all of the time.

Overall, the people you want closest to you should be supportive, empathetic, honest, energetic, trustworthy, intelligent, kind, loving, and enthusiastic. Above all, each member must be positive-minded, and optimistic! You should admire each of the members and look up to them.

Surrounding yourself with challenging people who you feel are “above” you in certain areas of your life will help you rise to their level, and you’ll see successes in areas you may never have dreamed of! This is the true beauty of an inner circle that challenges you.

Challenge Assignment:

Review the list of names that make up your inner circle. Should you remove any of them?

 

What Is An Inner Circle?

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An inner circle is a group of very close friends that you look to for support. They come from all walks of life, and each has a specific skill set or set of talents that they bring to the table within your friendship. You, too, have this specific set of strengths that others admire. Within your inner circle of friends, you want to have a wide variety of personalities that will not accept mediocrity but will challenge you to be more than you are today. This is truly what an inner circle is all about.

You naturally gravitate towards those people you admire. It could be that someone has accomplished something you’d like to accomplish. Maybe you admire the level of success they’ve achieved within their personal, social, or business life. You may feel as if they are “higher up” than you, so you look up to them.

These are the people you want to make up your inner circle. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So you want those five people (five being a somewhat arbitrary number) to be people who are in a position in life that you’d like to be in as well.

People who have achieved a measure of success in life have learned myriad lessons from their experiences along the way. They have earned wisdom through those experiences. These lessons and wisdom are passed on in inner circles to those who are up-and-coming and need the support, direction, and guidance of someone who has already traveled the road.

If personal growth, ministry or business success is something you desire, surround yourself with people in your inner circle who are emotionally and spiritually at a level that you’d like to achieve. This may mean learning new and different spiritual teachings, or finally dealing with emotional baggage that’s been holding you back. While uncomfortable to deal with, imagine life without that baggage!

If business growth is your goal, search out mentors in the business world who are enjoying a level of success that you think is impossible for you to find. Then let the lessons from these people stretch your limits and help you grow to achieve your own business success. Keep an open mind, and tell your ego to take a vacation while you’re working to learn new lessons and open your mind to new possibilities.

Challenge Assignment:

How do you define Inner Circle? Why?

 

 

 

Inner Circle Challenge

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It’s Time for the “Inner Circle” Challenge – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

If you are like me, you have been believing for the right people to connect with to advance to the next level, to support you in life, ministry or business, or just to be there as a genuine friend. So, to encourage myself, I put together a challenge on the Inner Circle – The Power of Surrounding Yourself With The Right People.

I’m tired of making connections with people, that don’t last. My desire is for the real connections that are life-long.

This challenge will  teach you the importance of having a strong and like-minded support system. There will be three main areas the challenge will focus on which include, Inner Circle Pitfalls, Inner Circle Power, and Building Your Circle. Some of the topics addressed during this challenge will be:

*What is an Inner Circle?
•Why You Should Keep Your Inner Circle Small
•Your Inner Circle Can Make or Break You
•Your Inner Circle Environment
•Your Inner Circle Hierarchy
•7 Personality Types to Beware within Your Inner Circle
•8 Traits to Seek in Inner Circle Members
•Finding Your Inner Circle People
•How an Inner Circle Can Help You Reach Your Goals
•Removing Someone from Your Inner Circle

This challenge will include Blog Posts, Facebook Group Posts, Radio Shows, Telecalls, and Webinars.

Let’s Get Started.

Day 1 Challenge Assignment:

Make a list of the names of the  people who have immediate access to you or who surround your life on a daily basis.

 

Thanks For Your Patience

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I know it has been a while since I have posted a blog.  Over the past few months a lot has been going on. My father experienced some medical challenges and we had a big family reunion, which I was spear heading. I wasn’t able to post on a regular basis or do any challenges.

I want to thank those of you who prayed for me and my family. Also, I want to thank all for your patience in following my blog. We are more than half way through the year. I am ready now to get started once again with some blog posts on  spiritual and personal growth challenges, as well as, personal, business, and ministry development training.

Please continue to pray for me. I will be humbled and would greatly appreciate it.

The next challenge will be the “Inner Circle” Challenge starting in a week. If you are like me, you are believing God to place or send into your people who are genuine and authentic when it comes to respecting, praying and believing God for your life and success.

Until then, stay encouraged and strong.

3 Powerful Ways to Recognize an Opportunity

November 8, 2016 Leave a comment

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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur one of the things that you’re going to have to do is be able to recognize opportunity when it knocks. An opportunity to fill a much needed gap in the market or to change your business to take advantage of a trend could mean the difference between a little bit of success and a huge amount. But you must know what these opportunities look like so that you can grab them when you see them. Here are three ways to recognize an opportunity.

1.  It Might Not Be Perfect

One of the earmarks of a good opportunity is that it doesn’t sound too good to be true. A true opportunity that has great potential isn’t going to be perfect when you encounter it. You’re going to have to do the work to make it into a successful venture. However, one thing that should have is potential. If you can see it becoming a great idea in the future than it might just be the opportunity that you been looking for but just be sure that just because an idea is imperfect that you don’t discard it completely.

2.  It Is Built on Previous Failures

The best ideas are the ones that have evolved over time because they have been honed through past failures. If an idea has been through the furnace of discovery, there is a much greater chance of it working when you decide to implement it. In other words, you might want to give an idea time to fail a few times before you decide to run with it yourself, because otherwise, you’ll be making all of those mistakes yourself and that won’t result in the grand opportunity the you’re envisioning.

3.  It Might Not Be What It Was Intended to Be Used for Originally

Some of the best ideas that have ever been thought of were completely different takes on what a product or service was originally intended for. The idea might’ve been a failure as it was intended but it sparked an entire new thought process and brand-new applications. These accidental inventions ended up being something completely different because someone had the ability to see past the original application. For example, both the slinky and silly putty toys were intended for industrial application. However, they failed as intended and instead became some of the most popular toys ever invented.

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn how to help people in a big way? Register for my  FREE Signature Masterclass  starting November 10th- “Discover Your Calling To Coach” here http://www.gingerlondon.com/DiamondCoachingMasterClassReg.html.

 

 

Momentum and Your Mindset

July 7, 2016 2 comments

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Momentum and Your Mindset

It’s important to have a thinking big mindset if you’re working toward a goal in business or any area of your life. You have the ability to change your life and create the personal momentum needed for future success – by renewing your mindset and becoming an innovative thinker.

You can create momentum in your life by changing your mindset from thoughts such as, “I’ll do it next week – next month – at the beginning of the New Year.” Instead, make up your mind to accomplish something toward a goal, even if it’s a small step.

It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day chores and things that won’t get you any further in life, but you think need to be done. It’s frustrating to get to the end of a day or a week and realize that you haven’t done one thing that you planned toward your ultimate success.

Face it – there’s never going to be a good time to begin. No matter what the task, it looks monumental to you at the very beginning. But, when you bring momentum into your mindset, you’ll move forward with seemingly any effort.

Most of us find it easy to put off exercising or to skip it for any amount of reasons (sore muscles, too much to do, not enough time, etc.). But, when you just do it and begin to build up a routine that includes exercise, it becomes an automatic addition to your day. You’ll begin to miss it, just as you would miss lunch if you didn’t take time for it.

Procrastination, excuses and negative self-talk are all waiting to diminish the momentum you create and bring you down in mid-flight. Begin to change bad habits into good ones and surround yourself with positive people and positive motions to create the type of momentum you’re hoping for.

You’ll be amazed at how much momentum you gather when you begin to change your mindset and do away with all of the clutter keeping you down. It’s just as difficult for a jet plane to get off a runway littered with obstacles as it is for you to reach success in any area of your life with a negative mindset.

Thinking Big + Momentum = Big Results

 

Thinking Big 7 Days Mind-Set Challenge

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The Thinking Big 7 Days Challenge is designed to help you break the habit of thinking small and settling for less. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to ever settle for anything but what they desire the most. Join me July 6 – 12 for a powerful 7 days mind-set challenge to help you THINK BIG!

Thinking Big is about changing the way you think about life and your role in the world. It’s about rewiring some very basic behaviors in your brain, so that you begin to see what’s truly possible. It’s about taking positive forward steps, perhaps for the first time, towards a new attitude towards life and success. It’s about getting what you really want.

If you are reading this article, then you are interested in becoming someone who isn’t afraid to think BIG.

Congratulations on that!  Any major accomplishment in our society has been the result of someone willing to think and dream big.

During my time of study I ran across a poster quote that simply read:

“Don’t Let Small Minds Convince You The Your Dreams Are Too Big”

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I think one of the biggest reason people don’t dream big is because the fear of what other people will think. We don’t want to be mocked or ridiculed for “daring” to have big goals.

If this sounds like you – take the poster’s advice. Don’t let people hold you back because of their own limited world view.  Dream big, and do it proudly. To help you start thinking big or to continue thinking big, you need to think positively.

I would like to invite you to join me for my Thinking Big 7 Days Challenge starting July 6 thru 12, 2016.

For one week there will be live radio shows, early morning motivational telecalls, evening coaching/ministry telecalls and webinars – all for  FREE. Sign up here http://www.gingerlondon.com/ThinkBigChallenge.html.

If you are a really BIG THINKER, you can upgrade your registration for only $27 to include worksheets, 1 group coaching call after the challenge, and the Big Thinking Special Report. Upgrade your registration here http://www.gingerlondon.com/ThinkBigChallenge.html.

I can’t wait for you to join me July 6th to begin this 7 days journey on changing your mindset to think bigger than you can imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

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