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Finding a Mentor = Success

“All great masters in any great endeavor of life first had an excellent mentor.” – Chinese Proverb

This is a great piece of wisdom. If you want to excel at something find out who is the best in that field and then read everything you find about them. Then emulate your life after theirs. You see, success leaves clues. By following a someone who is a proven success in your field of interest you will be on the fast track of knowledge and cut out years of trial and error learning experiences.

I wish I had known this when I first started doing mortgage financing over 20 years ago. I was bound and determined to be successful. I worked hard and through learning from my mistakes I eventually became very successful. But what I noticed is that there were people who had been in the business only a few years who were doing close to the same amount of volume that I was doing. When I asked one man how he was doing so well after only a few years, he replied, “I simply found out who was the top person in the industry and then started doing the things they did to be successful. I copied their success.”

So what you are interested in doing is not the important point here. What is important is to find a mentor and follow their success. This is the fast track to growth.

Who has been a mentor to you in your life? I would love to hear about it. Just post a comment.

Until next time, remember that your thoughts are the things that attract the life you experience.

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Joe Rapisarda
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Quote of the Day – Help from Above

Expect Help. A Divine power more magnificent than anything else that exists on the planet is ready to support our every move. – Cheryl Richardson

Trust that the powers above will eventually give you help to make your desires a reality through the people, situations, and experiences you encounter.

I have experienced in my own life both the doubt of not believing that help would arrive and later the success of consistently receiving help from unseen sources. I know both sides of the equation. I am happy to tell you that if you learn to think the right way and apply action when necessary, help will arrive to make your dreams a reality.

Thoughts are things that create your future so make yours positive and powerful!

Make today a great day!

Joe Rapisarda

Author of Awaken Your Power / Speaker / Empowerment Life Coach

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The Law of Cause and Effect (Karma) – Summarized

“Everything abides by the law of cause and effect” – Open Your Mind, Open Your Life

The law of cause and effect, also known as Karma, says the energy you give out through your thoughts, words, and actions will ultimately come back to you in one form another. This is because, at the most basic level, everything is made up of the same connected energy. Although we are individual beings, we are still connected to this universal source of energy. So whatever we do to someone else, we are ultimately doing to ourselves.

This universal energy, that makes up everything in our existence, moves in a circular nature, which means that it returns back to itself. This what the saying, “What goes around comes around” means. Whatever you give others you will eventually get back yourself. It’s like a karmic boomerang. So, as you can see, it is in your own best interest to be loving, honest, and compassionate to others because your actions in that moment (and every moment) are creating your future.

The law of cause and effect is just one of the universal laws that teach us how to manage our own energy to be happier, healthier, more successful, and able to attract any future we desire.

Do you have any good stories of Karma? If so, please share them with a comment.

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Joe Rapisarda

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The Price of Wisdom

In this story, a man on his journey up the mountain came across Jesus and Buddha sitting down together.  The man was so inspired that he chose to ask them a question.

“How can I become wise and enlightened?” Asked the man.

Jesus and Buddha looked at each other and replied together, “Good Judgment.”

The man then asked, “How do I get good judgment?”

Jesus and Buddha then smiled and replied together, “Poor Judgment.”

I love this story because it shows us that our challenges and mistakes in life are a very important part of our growing experience.  When we experience a hardship or a mistake in life we have an opportunity to overcome that situation and to learn from it.  A perfect life with no mistakes is a life with no growth.  So the next time you face a challenge or have to overcome a mistake, see it as an opportunity for self improvement. We are all learning as we go. Some of us are learning more than others. The trick in life is not to make the same mistake twice.

What do you think of this post? Feel free to comment.

Positive thoughts for a positive life,

Joe Rapisarda

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Inspiration of the Day

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Do something to make someone laugh or smile.

Happiness is best when it is shared.

Feel free to comment in the top right hand corner of how you plan to make someone laugh or smile.

Joe Rapisarda – Author of Awaken Your Power!

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The Cause of Most Diseases – Not Enough Joy in Life!

Recently, I was looking at app on my iPhone called “Heal Your Body” by Louise Hay of Hay House, Inc.  In this app, it lists all of the mental causes to the physical ailments we experience.

At first, it was amusing to see the causes for different ailments, but as I started to look deeper I noticed that the same few negative emotions were causing most of the diseases.

Here are few of those emotions:

  • Not enough Joy in life
  • Lack of love
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Frustration
  • Resistance
  • Not trusting the flow of life
  • Guilt

As you can see, all of these emotions are negative. A negative emotion is one that doesn’t make you feel good, while a positive emotion is one that always lift you up emotionally.

The premise that negative thoughts create diseases is not limited to Louise Hay. I have long believed that most of our physical ailments were caused by long-term negative mental  thinking. While I was writing my health chapter of my book, Awaken Your Power, I found a lot of documentation to support this claim.  Learn more at JoeRapisarda.com

So the trick to adding more joy to your life is to seek out the happiness that is already in your life now.  That could mean appreciating your own health, your children, your job, or more simple things like a breathtaking view, a cup of coffee, or your favorite song on the radio.

Remember that it takes the same amount of effort to focus on any emotion so why not focus on joy. Happiness is a choice not an outcome.

Until next time, all you need to do is Focus, Feel, and Expect to Awaken Your Power!

Joe Rapisarda

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