Thursday, May 27, 2010
Spring Edition #118

Russell Russell R. Shippee
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Living my Life on Purpose.
Use it for your goals.

Do you feel like the captain of your life?

Well, you are.

In Rhode Island we have had a wonderful spring and it feels like summer. Some are ready for vacation and some feel they have yet to work on their goals. Which one are you?

The issue is today. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow never comes. Enjoy today and do today what works for you. Sure, we all have obligations. We also have time for ourselves. Even if it is only 10 minutes.

Are you uncomfortable? You should be. Being uncomfortable is a good sign, a positive sign. Why? Read the article below.

Small changes create huge results over time. A ship changing its course 1 degree can, over time, end up on a different continent. You can make one small change and it will change your life.

Sign up for the Lifekit, Toolkit, Sales Toolkit tele-seminar on June 3rd at 3:00Pm EDT or June 4th at 10:00AM EDT. Who should attend? Anyone who wants a better grip on their life, schedule, and the way they do things.


PS: People who have people to hold them accountable do more, accomplish more, and are happier and more fulfilled. Try it.


“If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we’d literally astound ourselves.”

--Thomas Edison

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it. I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning."


"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book."

--Groucho Marx

"Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

-Mark Twain

"I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it."

-Jonathan Winters


Cameron's Corner

"Pop" told me the newsletter was about being uncomfortable . . .

I thought he was writing about me being sick and feeling awful. Nope, I was wrong.

Camerons Smile He saw all I have done since birth and he wants you to remember you can continue to do it yourselves.


Did you read all the books yet? OK, one book? I am, you should too. (Pearson Education)

Yes, I was sick last week. That was last week, this is this week. The past is gone. We need to live in the NOW. Look forward, look ahead, engage now. I'm going to have a great week. How about you?

Spotlight Article


Be uncomfortable.

To be comfortable is to be less than you are meant to be.

To be uncomfortable is to stretch yourself to be the best you can be. It is to learn, to grow, to try new things, and to expand your horizons. Uncomfortable is another way of saying living your life to the fullest.

When comfortable we are not growing or engaging fully in life. Yes, we need to be and should be comfortable. Comfort is a rest, a recharging of our spirit and our bodies. We all want a comfortable life of enough money, friends, a place to live, and things to do. These are all good and appropriate.

But, these things are not living life to the fullest. Living a meaningful life is to continue to grow, develop, learn, and test our limits until we die. Who wants to sit at home and wait to die? Engage, engage fully with life every day.

When we engage in life fully we get recharged, interested and motivated. We are eager to get up in the morning, eager to get going, and get doing. Not knowing exactly what will happen helps to keep us going, striving, and working towards our goals.

Our goals should be a stretch. To reach a goal that is too small is not a victory. It’s the big goals, the big challenges, that stir our blood and give us the greatest satisfaction.

When we do something we know we can do, it becomes commonplace and provides little satisfaction. To do something new is to create a new sense of excitement and satisfaction.

Remember when you were a kid. Watch kids take their first steps, or ride a two wheel bicycle for the first time. See the joy and the excitement in their whole being. Do you remember when you had that feeling? How long has it been since you have had that feeling? If you could do that as a very young kid, why not now?

You can capture that joy and excitement at any age. We should be living our lives to capture that excitement and joy. All we have to do is to engage, to try, to experiment, and to learn - just as we did when we were a kid.

We are all kids and should always be kids. Kids succeed, grow, and learn by being uncomfortable, and stretching themselves. That is how they grew and learned so much so quickly at such a young age. We can still do that.

So, what are you going to do? What do you want to do you have been afraid to do? What do you wish you could do? Do it. Start it. Try it. Engage. Participate. Go for it.

Why not? Why can’t you? Sure, there are a million excuses, some of which may even have some validity. Remember, those who say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it.

Be uncomfortable. You’ll be glad you did.

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