Don’t be good, be excellent.

Hi everyone!

Yes, Happy New Year.  I have been mia lately on the blogosphere, mainly because it is the rush of the new year with my clients and when you write upwards of 7 blogs a week for others, your personal ramblings can sometimes take the backseat.

But I am back, and better than ever.  Tomorrow kicks off the first meeting for We Heart this Bookclub, and we are going to be picking some great reads for the year- so pls send me any recommends (they have to be business related i.e. inspiring stories, social media, marketing, etc).

Did you watch the Golden Globes? Of course I did.  Wouldn’t miss it.  To sum up: Madonna looked like an avatar, Sophia Vegara is perfection and Woody took home a globe… as he should (wish he was there to accept it, though).

Most people hate Mondays, I personally love them.  Every Monday is a fresh start and new beginning.  The best day of the week to have a morning inspiration, the day where your coffee always tastes the best, and the one day you can get away with saying, “Ugh sorry, it’s Monday” haha.

I want to help you get inspired today, so I am going to share with you an email forward sent from my Mother this am.  Now, I really hate forwards, and everyone knows this- so they only send me goodies or one that might be applicable.

Thanks to my Mom for sending me this great one; it is inspiring, rings true and helps me power through a Monday am after working all wknd and waking up with strep throat.


The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.

As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are… Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:

Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don’t follow anyone who’s not going anywhere…

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.

“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.”

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad.

Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends. Yes…do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what. Just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

“In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends.”
“Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.

Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude..”
Colin Powell

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