Friday, September 30, 2016


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. ~ Jackie Robinson

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Lesson from the Stairs

Changing ourselves can be extremely hard work. Sometimes it feels like we take one step forward and five steps back. As a result, we may feel depressed, defeated, deflated, or simply disappointed. When this happens, remind yourself of how far you've come. Making progress doesn't require you to go back to the beginning, but simply to start where you are.

Look back for motivation and forward for inspiration. You got step at a time. 

Let's go, Champions!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Self-Talk: What Do You Say To Yourself?

"Life and death are in the power of the tongue." ~ Proverbs 18:21

What do you say when you talk to yourself? What words do you use to describe YOU when you're all alone? What do you see? How do you feel?

Are you happy? Sad? Content? Disappointed? Have you lost trust in yourself and the promises you've made or are you proud of the person you have become? Only you really know.

Understand the power that you wield, because YOU are with YOU every moment of your life. Your inner voice can strengthen you to achieve the greatest feats or strip you of all hope, leaving you in despair.

It is at this moment, and every passing moment we are given, that you get to decide what your future holds. You get to decide the words you use. Will they give life or will they sentence death? Will you build up or tear down? Will you inspire hope or deliver confusion?

The choice is yours. Choose wisely!

#pouringLife #hopeDealers #youAreAChampion

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Real Reason Behind Goals


"The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them." ~ Jim Rohn​

I heard that quote last night while on my way home from work and it touched me. See, I realized that BIG goals are those things that stretch us. They are things that are outside of our current knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Therefore, if we are going to achieve our goals, we have to get better. We have to do those things that make us uncomfortable and potentially scare us. We have to fight our fears and discipline ourselves in order to reach it. I won't be easy and there is a chance that we will fall down many times on the way to the top. However, rest assured that as long as we keep going, we will get there.

The satisfaction, while we look back on the journey, is in knowing that we had to change, sacrifice, improve, grow stronger, and fight our natural tendencies to reach this sweet moment.

"What it [the journey] makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get."

You are a champion! Keep going and don't stop until you get what you came for.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Finding Success Through Daily Habits


"The habit is more important than the intensity." ~ John Assaraf

All this talk about success, goal achievement, and chasing dreams, I learned that consistency is the key, but consistency comes by way of building habits, routines, or behaviors.

How does that saying go?

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

So, to put this into action, decide what habit you want to create and just start doing something. You don't have to do an entire workout at the gym, just show up. Keep doing that until it becomes a part of your day. Then, as you continue, move from just showing up to getting dressed to doing your first exercise. Remember, it's not about the intensity, it's about building a new behavior.

Good luck!

Damond L. Nollan, M.B.A.

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