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MacDonald: Give to get

Machen MacDonald

The awareness of this creative process is of great advantage to those who want deliberate control of their success experience. If you give to get, then you get to give.

Imagine a life where you get to generate inspiring, vivid engagements and think only gravitating energetic thoughts of that which you want. That may be a lofty quest, and it is one you deserve to experience. Initiate inspiring and memorable interactions with others. Good things come from interacting with like-minded people. Direct your focus on what you want. Direct your energies and think about what you want to bring about.

Take a moment and imagine being with the people in your life, supporting you in every way and you supporting them as well. Envision yourself unencumbered with any negative or fearful thoughts and thinking only of that which you truly want for yourself. How would your life be different? What would you go for? What could you accomplish? What would you feel that you may have been repressing … up until now? How could you positively impact others? What legacy would you leave behind?

Before you read the next paragraph, take a minute or two and really associate with the exercise above. Truly take that in for yourself. See it in your mind and feel it in your bones. Breath it in.

As you did that, what did you notice about who you were and how you were behaving in that scenario? Notice what came up for you.

This week, your work is to bring forth more of that during your daily experience. Let’s face it … you are not going to change the behavior of other people. The only person you can affect is yourself. However, by working on yourself, you may notice others being influenced by your behavior. GIVETOGET.

When people say, “Mind your own business,” we typically think we may have encroached on another and that they are asking us to keep our nose out of their affairs. Conversely, I want you to start thinking of it as being mindful and setting clear intentions of what you want for your business and how you want to be. Your homework for today and the rest of your life is to Mind Your Own Business. Be intentional about focusing your mind on what you want to experience. GIVETOGET.

Just as we give seeds to the fertile soil in our garden to get a bountiful harvest, we give our thoughts to our mind so we may reap what we sow. GIVETOGET.

Make it up, make it fun and make it happen!

Machen P. MacDonad, CPCC, CCSC is a certified life and business coach with ProBrilliance Leadership Institute in Grass Valley. He can be reached at and 530-273-8000.

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