Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Yesterday I went to Portland to a "Get Motivated" seminar with my kids, my nephew, my neice and my sweet friend Diane. We had an awesome time. We listened for eight hours to amazing speakers like General Colin Powell, Steve Forbes, Laura Bush, Rudy Giuliani, Bill Cosby, Terry Bradshaw, Rick Belluci, Howard Putnam, Krish Duhnahm, James Smith and Alan Andrus. Oh man!! We laughed. We learned and we got motivated! It was one speaker after another that told us how to live our lives with purpose. They told us how to set goals and how to step out of the box. They told us to take charge and take risks. They encouraged us to network and to use technology. They inspired us to be creative and to also be grateful. We learned to believe in yourself and stay positive. We were reminded to treat everyone with respect. You are no better than anyone else. We were encouraged to smile and make every day be a good one. They had drawings through out the day. One person won $10,000. I felt like the tools that they showed us were worth more than the $$ they gave away. One person won a trip to Disney World. I felt like I had just as much fun hanging out for the day with my family and friends, learning and being inspired to the best that I can be. One thing that I thought was strange was, they gave away a huge flat screen television. But they also suggested that we turn off the tv. Quit watching the dorks on tv and get motivated to do stuff. I am motivated and inspired. I am ready to learn new stuff. I am ready to step out of the box, as if I haven't had to do that many, many times in the last couple years. One of the quotes that stuck in my head was, "It's your attitude, not just your aptitude that determines your ultimate altitude." I like that! So, get yourself motivated. Do something today that makes you happy. I am.