Friday, July 11, 2014

Attitude Drives Life: Our Main Mission

           Over the past few years my blog, Attitude Drives Life, has touched on numerous topics such as failure, success, business management, attitude in general, to name a few.  This has brought me to the conclusion; What is my main focus?  What is my mission, the desire I have to share my expertise with others.  After giving it a lot of thought over the past few weeks I am ready to say that I want to become the number one person who is an expert on ATTIUDE and how it effects people and their lives.  I feel that through my personal experience that teaching this topic is going to be my way I can change the world around me.  By inspiring, teaching and making a difference. 

           So over the next few days I will begin to implement my mission statement and start redesigning my blog and website to correspond to my focused desire in which I have decided to achieve.   My entire life has brought me to this point, this intersection.  I was never meant for a 'regular job' anyone who knows me can attest to that. I have always been different and unorthodox in the way I do things, but I excel and enjoy at meeting new people and helping those I meet.  My skills and knowledge has inspired me to become an author, blogger, instructor and motivational speaker.  There is no reason why I cannot achieve this.  This is what I want to create.  This is what I want to own.

          Areas I would like to focus on are; how attitude effects relationships, leadership, business, the work place, success, management  and your personal life in general. 

          So feel free to visit my homepage at to follow us, and for our new video training courses which will be coming in the very near future.  An please like us on facebook and follow the blog.  All I wish to accomplish is to create value to help change peoples lives and be authentic and transparent about it.

Thank you for being a reader if you have followed over the last few years.  If not I ask you to consider becoming a reader now by following.  Any questions or comments are welcome below.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

20 Things that prove you're a Success


We borrowed this excellent list from from the writer and contributor Carol Morgan, with some excellent insights about feelings, and emotions that you have towards lack of success and 20 reasons you have actually been successful.


1. Your relationships are less dramatic than they used to be.

Drama is not maturity. As we age, we should develop maturity. So maybe your relationships were drama-filled in your past, but if you have moved beyond that, then you are successful.

2. You are not afraid to ask for help and support any more.

Asking for help does not equal weakness. In fact, it is a strength. No person has ever succeeded in isolation. It takes teamwork to accomplish goals. Asking or help is a sign that you have grown as a person.

3. You have raised your standards.

You don’t tolerate bad behavior any more – from other people, or even yourself. You hold people accountable for their actions. You don’t spend time with the “energy vampires” in your life anymore.

4. You let go of things that don’t make you feel good.

No, this is not narcissistic even though it might seem like it. Self-love is success. Love yourself enough to say ‘no’ to anything that doesn’t make you happy, doesn’t serve your purpose, or drags you down.

5. You have moments where you appreciate who you see in the mirror.

Ideally, you should appreciate who you see in the mirror at every moment. But even if that doesn’t happen, if you do it more than you used to, then that is success. Love yourself. You are awesome.

6. You have learned that setbacks and failure are part of self-growth.

Not everyone can have success 100% of the time. That’s just not realistic. Life is about victories and losses. So look at your setbacks as stepping stones to something better. In reality, there really is no such thing as as setback. It’s all just part of a wondrous journey.

7. You have a support system that includes people who would do anything for you.

If you have figured out the people who “have your back” and recognized the ones who only pretend that they do, then you have succeeded. This is a painful realization, but once you learn to see the signs of betrayal, you can stay away from those people.

8. You don’t complain much.

Because you know there really is nothing to complain about. Unless you really have gone through some horrific life experience and had unimaginable losses, most of what we all experience on a day-to-day basis is just mundane. And successful people know that. And they live in a space of gratitude.

9. You can celebrate others’ successes.

Just because other people succeed, that doesn’t make you a failure. Applaud the people who rise to the top. The more positive energy you give to other people’s victories, the more you will create your own.

10. You have passions that you pursue.

You are not stagnant. You know you have something wonderful to contribute to the world. You have unique talents and gifts. Not only do you know that, you pursue it.

11. You have things to look forward to.

If you don’t have exciting things going on in your life that you are eagerly anticipating, then you are slowly dying inside. Successful people create goals that they are passionate about pursuing. They let this excitement drive their life.

12. You have goals that have come true.

Even though “failures” are a part of life, you have stuck to your goals and dreams long enough to make them come to fruition. You have  some tastes of victory. It fuels you.

13. You have empathy for others.

A person without empathy is dead inside. Empathy equals spreading love and positive energy into the world. Successful people know this. They love others as if they are family.

14. You love deeply and open yourself up to be loved by others.

Love is risky, and sometimes scary for people. It’s the one thing we all strive for, but it’s also intimately tied to the one thing we fear the most – rejection. If you open your heart enough to love and be loved, then you are successful.

15. You refuse to be be a victim.

You know that life doesn’t always happen to you. Many times, you are a co-creator of your life experiences. Successful people know this and refuse to be kept down by life experiences. The rise up and conquer anyway.

16. You don’t care what other people think.

You know you can’t please everyone. You know that the standards with which society judges people is many times unrealistic. So you just keep true to yourself and love the person you are.

17. You always look on the bright side.

Life can be full of disappointments – if you choose to see them that way. Otherwise, they are learning opportunities. No negative experience is ever wasted as long as you learn from it.

18. You accept what you can’t change.

Let’s face it – there many things you can’t change in life. All you can change is how you view what happens. If you can change your negative perspective on situations to a positive one, then you are successful.

19. You change what you can.

And let’s face it again – there are many things you can change in life. Successful people don’t sit around accepting the negatives that are changeable. They get out there and do something about it!!

20. You are happy.

To me, this is the ultimate definition of success. It doesn’t matter what the balance is in your bank account, how big your house is,  or how many fancy vacations you take. If you are happy, then you are succeeding in life.
Even if you don’t see yourself in many of these 20 things, don’t fret. It’s okay. Be happy that you see yourself in just a few. In time, the rest will come. You just need to keep moving onward and upward.

By: Carol Morgan