Something A Little Different

Greetings friends!

As you know, my blog posts usually contain a video tutorial giving you a tip about video marketing.

Well today I’m feeling like doing something totally different.

I want to be candid with you.

This week has been a weird, difficult week for me.

Why? Could be lots of reasons from not eating so great during the past Thanksgiving week to simply neglecting my personal development.

In fact I think it is a little of both.

So here’s what I’d like to share with you.

I just got off the phone with a mentor of mine. I related to him my experience this week and he gave an analogy that struck me:

“Imagine a person sitting in the garage with the car turned on. All of the carbon monoxide coming from that car can and eventually will kill that person if they stay in there long enough. But, just 5 feet away behind that thin garage door is life-giving oxygen. All that person needs to do is change their location by 5 feet!”

Then, I was reminded about the power of association.

Association doesn’t always mean just the people we are around. (Although that is a huge part.)

It also means what kind of media we are taking in, what music we are listening to, and what we then say to ourselves.

It is this “self-talk” that is so crucial.

What and who we associate with determines what we say to ourselves. And what we say to ourselves affects our actions and hence our entire lives.

So today, I am writing this as a reminder to myself to associate with only those things that edify.

Associate with God. Associate with good books. Associate with positive, uplifting people. Associate with great music.

All of this will act as a giant life boat that will keep your mental state positive and healthy and will in turn help you to become that leader, that parent, that sibling, that spouse, and that business owner that you know you have inside of you.

Thank you for your positive association!

17 Responses to “Something A Little Different”

  1. Rich Brinkerhoff Says:

    Proud of you my friend!!!

  2. Lisa Says:

    Awesome, Stacia! That’s a great reminder to keep our minds focused on the right things. Thanks for the post!
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  3. Ruth Says:

    Your mentor has spoken well and true. Sometimes it only a matter of choice that really determine what we need to do and what needs to be done.
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  4. Dave Friant Says:

    Hey just checked out your about me and this post good stuff. Some times it’s easy to get down in the dumps and it is even alright to go there, it isn’t alright to stay there. Every one of has choice about how to feel and whether or to change it. We just don’t always reconize what choice we’ve made until we have a little time to stew in it. Once we know where we are we have a responsilbity to are selves and the people who have to share that space around us to do something about it.

  5. Stacia Says:

    Thank you for all your kind comments!

    I totally agree with what you have said. The way we feel is a choice and we need to be careful how we choose.

  6. Ann Gie Says:

    Thank you Stacia for the good post you are always sharing to us and I am looking forward to see more of you…
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  7. Trev Says:

    Thanks Stacia, I really look forward to your videos, they are a great help to a novice like me.

  8. Akos Fintor Says:

    Hey Stacia,

    This is off the subject. Your YouTube social icon in the bottom right is dead. Just letting you know.


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  9. Stacia Says:

    Hi Akos!
    Thanks so much for letting me know! =)

  10. Mickie Says:

    Hi Stacia…I am really waiting to read more of your post because it is a big help for me…
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  11. robert Says:

    Hi Stacia, your posting today is very helpful on several levels (do you notice my heavily analytical brain kicking in here??) 1. your share honestly with your fans/subscribers: that builds trust 2. you show that you do not have all the answers: this shows humility 3. you are a giver: I personally believe this the KEY to all successful marketers. Now, take care of yourself!

  12. Erricch Says:

    This is something that we have to know about…Thanks a lot!!
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  13. Nica Says:

    Hi Stacia…Thanks for the help offerred in your post…
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  14. Enrika Says:

    Hi Stacia! I hope I can hear more of you soon…
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  15. Pettina26 Says:

    You have an amazing ideas and great insight in every thing that you encounter. Thanks for being generous in sharing you ideal blog.
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  16. Tom Bradley Says:

    Just five feet away…

    The lesson I take from this (reminds me of a story in “Think And Grow Rich” is that we can find it if we don’t give up…
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  17. Stephen Hawaryat Says:

    Edification is soothing, in a world of mess. Yes ones surroundings play a part in what one thinks. Great article Stacie and it’s what the industry needs.

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