(30) Inspirational Short Stories About Vulnerability and Faith with Reid Peterson

Reid PetersonIn his first ever Yoga class, Reid Peterson knelt down in child’s pose, hid his face in his hands, and asked a question out of desperation.

“Is it meant to be?” he said internally, hoping for some sign of an answer.

What he didn’t realize was what kind of response he would get.

Listen to Reid’s inspirational short stories of what happens when your heart is open, you are 110% vulnerable, and you are open to listening to anyone or anything that responds.

Reid’s Story

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Reid’s Life Changing Lessons

  • Always tell the truth, no matter how hard it is. If you’re not in love with someone, be honest to yourself and to them. Share how you truly feel. It’s the right thing to do.
  • When your heart is open and your truly vulnerable, Spiritual things will happen. All the time.
  • When your protecting yourself, it’s only gonna help on the surface. You will continue to feel more pain within.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Always test your beliefs. Put yourself in situations that not only challenge comfort zones but also belief systems. There’s always room for growth.
  • What you believe about your faith is your proof for God’s existence. What matters most is what’s happening in your heart and how open you are to your faith.
  • Being vulnerable is a beautiful thing. You feel more love for yourself, others, and for life.
  • Deepen your faith and deepen your trust in God.

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Posted: January 13, 2015 By: Comment: 0

(29) Michael Anderson’s Motivational Stories On The Source Of Joy And Happiness

Michael Anderson Motivational StoriesMichael faced a critical moment of either self medicating or self supporting. Instead of doing drugs he chose to go for a run.
That was the moment he committed to doing whatever it takes to live with joy and happiness.

Michael shares motivational stories on the source of joy and happiness.

Michael is the founder of Executive Joy, which teaches people real-life tools for happier, more authentic, more fulfilled lives. He is also the author of the book “The Experiment” which is a revolutionary way to manage stress and achieve work-life balance.

Michael’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • How do you deal with problems? Do you self medicate or self support? Knowing your habits and routines for how you deal with problems helps you create necessary change to be a better person.
  • Of all the material possessions one can obtain in this world, NONE of them will make you more happy. Happiness absolutely comes from within.
  • By keeping a gratitude journal, you’re training your brain to pick out and focus on the good things in life.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Moments of desperation and despair are horrible when you’re in them but they do get you moving in a direction you need to go- for growing, learning, and maturing.
  • Changes in life aren’t always difficult if you remain persistent.
  • Personal transformation never happens through external events. It’s always from the internal experience.
  • Step out of your comfort zone and try new things. Experiment and be okay with not knowing how the results unfold.

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Posted: January 6, 2015 By: Comment: 0

(28) Bruce Van Horn’s Motivational Stories About Self-Esteem and Living Intentionally

Bruce Van Horn PhotoWhat would your outlook on life be if you found out you were married to a schizophrenic, lost an infant daughter, declared bankruptcy twice, and nearly died when you were getting surgery for prostrate cancer? Bruce looked at all the hardships as opportunities for growth, deeper faith, and living life intentionally!

Bruce shares motivational stories of overcoming low self-esteem and how to train yourself to live intentionally.

Bruce is a Dad, a writer, coach, entrepreneur, speaker, runner, and a lot of other things as life demands. His personal motto is: “Life is a marathon, so let’s train for it!”

Bruce’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • Being too busy may be a result of saying yes to too many things. Saying yes to too many things could be a result of having low self esteem.
  • Saying yes to something is also saying no to something else. Set your intentions and say yes to what you want your life to look like. Say no to what reflects struggle and strife.
  • It’s okay to be selfish. It’s okay to say “no”. If you feel a sense of internal conflict, stick up for yourself and say what will best serve you.
  • “Motivate the mind and the body will follow.” Bruce learned that once he decided to start running marathons, his body adapted and he was able to get in the necessary shape to accomplish his goals- mentally and physically.
  • The story we play in our minds is (more so than not) the story we end up living.
  • Life provides many opportunities to live intentionally.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • There are no accidents. Our lives unfold in ways that are co-created by our relationship with ourselves and with God.
  • Most of our experiences are universal. We tend to think our issues only happen to us. More so than not though, someone out there is going through something VERY similar.
  • One of the problems that impacts your self-esteem is that when something bad happens or someone says something bad to you, you tend to play that story over and over in your head. The playing that story over and over in your head creates a belief, which becomes an internal truth for you. It’s a problem because, all along, it was never true.
  • There are many things in life that you do have control over but some how, some way, you gave up that control and started reacting to devastation and disappointments.
  • By understanding the fact that you choose your thoughts is the key to taking back control of your life.
  • Feeling truly connected to something greater and knowing you have a sense of purpose (despite knowing what that purpose is) is reason enough to say yes to life.

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Posted: December 30, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(27) Gina Mangum: Motivational Stories About Waking Up To Your True Self

GinaMangumPhotoAt an early age of 7, Gina taught herself to never feel again. It got her to embody a super hero personnna and she achieved professional success. However, her relationships suffered. What her hardest lesson was that what suffered most was the relationship with herself.

Gina shares motivational stories of waking up, embracing her emotions, and learning how to live her Truth.

Gina is a mother of two, a conscious real estate agent, and 100% committed to living her Truth. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Gina’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • Many times, physical pain in the body is the message of a disconnect between what the heart says and what the mind says.
  • Logic and rationale isn’t the only source for making a decision. You have to honor your intuition too.
  • As we grow (emotionally and Spiritually), the people in our life either grow with us or away from us.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Embrace your truth no matter how scary or painful it may be. Your life depends on it.
  • Reclaiming your true self may be the most difficult work of your life. However it WILL BE the most rewarding work of your life.
  • The journey of Spiritual development is a 100% commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.
  • What do you need to let go of today in order to access the highest version of yourself?
  • Change can and will occur, if you dedicate your life to it 100%

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Posted: December 23, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(26) Jonathan Burston: What Matters Most Is The Relationship You Have With Yourself

JonathanBurstonPhotoJonathan was faced with a critical decision: stay in his marriage and be unhappy or leave the relationship and be more happy. After worrying about what was best for his daughters, he realized what mattered most was what was best for him.

Jonathan shares motivational stories of authenticity, self-belief, confidence, and inner calm.

Jonathan is the Executive Director of Interview Expert Academy. He lives 30 minutes southwest of London. His favorite hobby is spending time with his girlfriend and his daughters.

Jonathan’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • Deep down, not happy. wasn’t being yourself, which impacts your relationships- with everyone.
  • Divorce with dignity. Too often, people assume ending a relationship is something that is
    negative. However, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. That’s when it’s smart to let the relationship
    go.
  • Children have incredible emotional resilience. They don’t carry the emotional baggage that adults do.
  • Material wealth never feels authentic.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Life happens and you’re often thrown off the path. It’s ultimately up to you to get back on that path.
  • Loving yourself and doing what you can to take care of yourself creates more opportunities for more love and care being reflected back to you in life.
  • E + R = O (Event + Reaction = Outcome)
  • Sometimes you have to swim against the tide and fight for what you want/believe in.
  • In as much clarity as possible, think about what you want in life, and then work backwards.
  • Plan in as much detail as you can so that you have as much questions answered before you get
    involved in any scenario.

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Posted: December 16, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(25) Thai Nguyen: How to Stop People Pleasing and Live More Authentically

Thai Nguyen PhotoAfter years of changing things up to match more of his passions, Thai realized he embarked on different paths because he was doing what he thought other people expected him to do. When he pondered over the thought of his own life and what were his accomplishments if he were to die, he realized the purpose of life is to live more authentically.

Thai shares motivational stories of authenticity, people pleasing, and how to define your self worth.

Thai is a Writer & Spiritual Teacher who was born in Vietnam, raised in Australia, and educated in the US. He now lives in Cuzko, Peru, where he fulfills his mission of bringing out the best version of you.

Thai’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • People want to love and be loved, which often propels behavior into what a person thinks is expected of them. For example, your partner wants go out on a date to dinner. Your energy is very low. You would rather put on the pj’s and veg on the couch but you say “sure honey” instead of telling your partner how you really feel.
  • It’s a trick to tie your self-worth to what you do (for work) and how well you do it. Self worth is a result of self acceptance and self love.
  • Put your faith and trust in God or the Universe providing to support the sharing of your gifts and talents.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Rehearse death. If you know you were going to die today, how would you title the story of your life? Would it be something like “I tried the best I could”? Or something like “I was blessed with so much love; for myself, for others, and from others that the journey was tremendous and fabulous all the way through”?
  • At so many points in your life, you’re going to be faced with making a decision. It’s easy to make a good decision from a bad one. What’s challenging is making the right decision from many good ones. In order to do so, always be checking in with what you’re passionate about and what is in most alignment with your authenticity.
  • Allow yourself the time and space to feel what you’re feeling.
  • Stop asking yourself “what is wrong with me?” and start asking “what do I need to learn from this experience?”

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Posted: December 9, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(24) Will Pye: Suffering is a Powerful Motivator

Will PyeAfter receiving what many would say the worst news of his life, Will found himself responding in a way he was not used to. He was told he had a lump in his brain. His response? Fascination and gratitude!

Will shares motivational stories of the transformation he went through after a diagnosis that changed his life.

Will is the author of Blessed with a Brain Tumor: Realizing It’s All Gift and Learning to Receive. He’s also a transformation agent who guides others to their deepest truth and greatest power, helping people achieve more fulfilling and joyful lives.

Will’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • Suffering is a powerful motivator.
  • A sign of death, or at least the reminder of it, is the message needed to get back to
    living your purpose.
  • You don’t have to live each moment like it’s your last. You just have to live each moment
    in full confidence of living your purpose.
  • The sufferings in life are immense opportunities to learn the lessons you are meant to learn, as well as grow.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • “Death is certain. Its timing uncertain. So what is important now?”
  • What is surrendering? A ceasing to argue with what is.
  • Self healing starts by surrendering to what is.
  • “It is what you say it is. As we describe reality, we are also creating it.” Will Pye
  • “The most important question we can ask is-  “Is the Universe friendly?” Albert Einstein

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Posted: December 2, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(23) Lisa Wimberger: How to Heal From Too Much Stress

Lisa WimbergerStruck by lightning at the age of 15, Lisa then suffered from seizures for 25 years. When she got her diagnosis but no treatment protocol, she found inspiration and motivation to learn as much as she could about the human nervous system. What came about her studies was the invention of Neurosculpting, an adapted meditation practice that was a healing mechanism for overstimulated responses to stress.

Lisa shares motivational stories of the transformation she went through after suffering from seizures for 25 years.

Lisa is the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute. She is also an author and a meditation teacher.

Lisa’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • One of the deficits to being so forward thinking is to also be in denial. If you are always focused on what’s 5 or 10 steps in front of you, you may miss what’s about to hit you in the face, in the present moment.
  • It’s great to focus on what you want but also stay present!
  • When you are caught up in fear, you are in such a reactive a reactive mode that you limit yourself from your higher “executive” conscious capabilities.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • The best thing to do when you recognize you afraid you are is to pause, reflect, digest, and respond.
  • If you want to have less fear in your life, create stories of expansion, reflection, pause, empathy, joy, wonderment, curiosity, and novelty.
  • “Identification, location, acknowledgement… release this I can’t” Lisa Wimberger
  • “You are not a victim. You are a product of repetition” Lisa Wimberger

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Posted: November 25, 2014 By: Comment: 0

(22) Robyn Delong: From Grief to Grace

Robyn Delong PhotoRobyn went through what no parent wants: losing their child. When her son was 36, he died from a car accident. What did Robyn do to cope?

Listen to Robyn’s real life inspirational stories of learning from both negative and positive interactions with business coaches.

Robyn is the author of From From Grief to Grace…: A Mother’s Journey. She is also a real estate agent in the Sacramento, CA area.

Robyn’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • It’s very easy to focus on what’s missing. Instead, focus on what’s present and possible.
  • Life is like a pain-joy elixir. There is as much beauty as there is suffering, in everything.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • “Notice what you’re noticing”  Mary Morrissey
  • A great way to heal grief is to tell your story and to have someone deeply listen.
  • Listen to your heart when grieving.
  • Grieving doesn’t follow a specific protocol.
  • Honor your own way of grieving.

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Posted: November 18, 2014 By: Comment: 1

(21) Jo Guerra: How to Let Go of Making Excuses

Jo Guerra PhotoJo once had a coach who stole her business ideas. Instead of turning things into a big deal, Jo made the decision to look at the bright side of things. What she learned was something she would have never expected!

Listen to Jo’s motivational stories of learning from both negative and positive interactions with business coaches.

Jo is a very talented marketing professional who lives and works in the Denver area. She has some pretty amazing skills for online marketing and is a very down to earth, easy going person to get to know.

Jo’s Story

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Teachable Moments

  • There are a million ways to let go. Many are hard and many are easy. People will show up in your life as teachers for letting go of things that hurt, anger, or scare you. But ultimately, it’s up to you to make that choice to let go.
  • Excuses will only deepen the rut you are stuck in. The moment you stop making excuses for yourself is the moment you start moving forward.
  • The more you hang on to something unnecessary, the more you hurt yourself.
  • It’s more worth working with people that have resonating values than it is getting paid any amount of money.

Pearls of Wisdom

  • Validation from outside yourself isn’t the best source of validation but it sure feels good when others believe in you!
  • Coaches may mirror you at times, but more so than anything, they inspire you.
  • What you put out to anyone or anything is what you will get back. Have an expecation for great things and experiences.
  • Journaling is a great way to get clarity for what you want.

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Posted: November 11, 2014 By: Comment: 0